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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
F
isch el
B
im ko
.
75th birthday. Born in Kielce, Poland,
December 28, 1890.
A
Yiddish playwright and short-story writer,
now living in the United States, his writing is disinguished by
a good sense of reality and a diction drawn from authentic
folk idiom. His most successful play,
Ganovim,
was performed
more than 50,000 times on Yiddish stages throughout the world.
A
braham
W . B
inder
.
70th birthday. Born in New York,
January 13, 1895. Professor of liturgical music at the Hebrew
Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, he
has published many original compositions for the synagogue
and also has written about the history of Jewish music.
Ch a r le s
E
dward
B lo ch . 25th anniversary of death. Born in
Cincinnati in
1861,
died in New York, September 2,
1940.
He
carried on the work of the Bloch Publishing Company, founded
by his father in Cincinnati, from
1901
in New York. It is the
oldest Jewish publishing house in the United States.
M
a x
I
sidor
B
od enh e im er
.
100th anniversary of birth, and
25th anniversary of death. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, March
21, 1865, died in Jerusalem, July 20, 1940.
A
close associate of
Herzl, he was president of the Zionist federation of Germany
and a leader in the world Zionist movement. For this reason his
memoirs in German, Hebrew and now also in English transla­
tion are especially valuable.
J
acob
B
otoshansky
.
70th birthday. Born in Kilia, Russia,
July 12, 1895. Editor of
Di Presse,
the Yiddish daily of Buenos
Aires, he has written extensively on Yiddish literature.
A
lexand er
B
r in
.
70th birthday. Born in Zaslav, Russia, June
15, 1895. In addition to being an outstanding leader in the
Boston Jewish and general communities, he has been editor
of the
Jewish Advocate
of Boston, probably the largest local
Jewish weekly published in the United States.
I
srael
B
rod ie
.
70th birthday. Born in Newcastleon-Tyne,
England, April 4, 1895. Chief rabbi of Great Britain, he has
published a volume of sermons and edited also the code of
an early English rabbi, Jacob ben Judah Hazan, of London,
called
Etz Hayyim.
Zvi
C
ahn
.
70th birthday. Born in Lowicz, Poland, July 8,
1895.
A
Yiddish journalist and writer on Jewish history and
Judaism, he has published a history of Jewish philosophy in
Yiddish.
J
oshua
C
h ach ik
.
70th birthday. Born in Stolin, Russia,
October 9, 1895. In Palestine for over half a century, he has
been in the publishing field for most of that time, for the