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Two eulogies—Moshe Greenberg’s memorial to Yehezkel
Kaufmann and Melech Ravitch’s encomium to Eli A. Almi—are
doleful reminders how tiny and transitory a spot is man’s present
on the continent of duration. These two erudite thinkers will
endure in the cultural and journalistic largess they bequeathed
to us. Death took them by the heart and aborted the life pulsing
within it, and now they sleep on pillows of God’s making. The
poet had such as these in mind when he said:
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
While this
Annual
was in press, we were profoundly shocked
and grieved to learn that Mrs. Mary N. Kiev, for years con­
tributor of the bibliography of American Jewish Fiction Books,
has passed to her eternal reward. To her husband, Dr. I. Edward
Kiev, our colleague on the Editorial Advisory Board and secretary
of the Jewish Book Council, and to the bereaved family, we
express our heartfelt sympathy. May the Almighty comfort them!
This volume has been made possible by our sponsor, the
National Jewish Welfare Board, and by the cooperation of co­
workers, men and women, whose love for the Jewish book is
genuine and profound. We acknowledge our indebtedness to
all of them with a hearty
yeyasher kohahem!