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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
American Jewish World
of Minneapolis since 1912 and has in
this way served the Jewish community of his area.
S
am u e l
J
oseph
F
u enn
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in
Vilna, Russia, in 1818, died there December 22, 1890. A pro­
minent educator and communal leader in his native city, who
combined loyalty to tradition with modern learning, he wrote
a history of the Jews of Vilna, a Hebrew-Russian-German dic­
tionary to the Bible, the Mishnah and the Midrashim, and a
biographical dictionary of the Jews. He also translated a work
by Moses Mendelssohn into Hebrew.
E rn s t D an ie l Goldschmidt.
70th
birthday. Born in
Konigshiitte, Germany, December
9, 1895.
For many years as­
sistant librarian of the National and University Library in
Jerusalem, he has published studies on the Haggadah with com­
mentaries in German, Hebrew and English. Recently he publish­
ed a large history of the Haggadah.
C
hone
G
o t t es fe ld
.
75th birthday. Born in Skala, Poland,
May 15, 1890. For many years he has been humor editor of the
Jewish Daily Forward
and has also written several volumes of
humor in Yiddish.
G
eorg
Y
osef
H
er l it z
.
80th birthday. Born in Oppeln, Ger­
many, March 11, 1885. He was the founder and director of the
Central Zionist Archives, first in Berlin, and later in Jerusa­
lem. In addition to preserving the early records of the Zionist
movement, he published several monographs on Zionism and
was one of the chief editors of the
Juedische Lexikon,
the 5
volume encyclopedia published in Germany in the 1920s, which
formed the basis for the
Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
in
America a decade later.
S
am u e l
H
irsch
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Thalfang,
Germany, June 7, 1815, died in Chicago, 1889. A Reform rabbi
in Germany, Luxemburg, and Philadelphia, who presided over
the conference of Reform rabbis, held in Philadelphia in 1869,
he is best known for his
Religionsphilosophie,
a presentation
of Judaism according to a contemporary philosophic system.
V
lad im ir
J
abot in sky
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Odessa, Russia, in 1880, died at Camp Betar, near Hunter,
N. Y., August 3, 1940. Primarily a man of action, leader of
the militant Revisionist group within the Zionist movement,
he performed brilliantly as journalist and pamphleteer for
his cause in Russian, German, Hebrew and Yiddish, and also
wrote stories and various studies in Hebrew philology.
E
ph im
H.
J
eshur in
.
80th birthday. Born in Vilna, Russia,
July 9, 1885. For many years cashier of the
Jewish Daily