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past 20 years heading a publishing house bearing his own name.
Here he has specialized in works for young people and text­
books.
Z
ev i
D
iesendruck
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Stryj,
Austrian Galicia, 1890, died in Cincinnati, June 6, 1940. For
the last ten years of his life he taught philosophy at the Hebrew
Union College. In addition to several monographs in the field
of medieval Jewish philosophy, he translated several of Plato’s
dialogues into Hebrew.
A
lexand er
M.
D
ushk in
.
75th birthday. Born in Suwalki,
Poland, August 21, 1890.
A
prominent Jewish educator in this
country and in Israel for several decades, he is now one of
the chief administrators of the Hebrew University. He has
published many articles on the problems of Jewish education,
has been editor of
The Jewish Teacher
and
Jewish Education
and wrote the pioneer work
Jewish Education in New York City
in 1918.
A
braham
E
lm a l e h
.
80th birthday. Born in Jerusalem, April,
1885. He has edited Hebrew magazines and written numerous
monographs on medieval and modern Jewish history, especial­
ly of the Oriental Jewish communities, including a 10 volume
account of Palestine in the First World War, Hebrew-Arabic,
Arabic-Hebrew, Hebrew-French, and French-Hebrew dictionaries,
and has translated various French works into Hebrew.
U
r iah
Z
ev i
E
ng elman
.
70th birthday. Born in Kovel, Russia,
January 3, 1895. Director of research of the American Associa­
tion for Jewish Education, he has written in his chosen field
and also was co-author with Charles Reznikoff of the com­
munal history,
The Jews of Charleston.
Louis
F
in k el st e in
.
70th birthday. Born in Cincinnati, June
14, 1895. Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, he has made outstanding contributions to Jewish
scholarship by his work on the Pharisees, by editing rabbinic
texts and the encyclopedic
The Jews
:
Their History, Culture
and Religion
in 1949.
S
a lomon e
F
iorent ino
.
150th anniversary of death. Born in
Monte San Savino, Italy, in 1743, died in Florence, February 4,
1815. A popular Italian poet in his day, who served for a time
as court poet to an Austrian archduke, he taught Italian
literature at the Jewish academy in Leghorn, Italy, and pre­
pared an Italian version of the Sephardic prayerbook.
L
eonard
H
erman
F
risch
.
75th birthday. Born in Suwalki,
Poland, April 20, 1890. He has been editor and publisher of the