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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
of his own poetry as well as anthologies of modern Hebrew
poetry with critical introductions. He likewise has translated
many works of prose and poetry from world literature into
Hebrew.
M
a x
L
i l ien t h a l
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Munich,
Germany, October 16, 1815, died in Cincinnati in 1882. His
unusual career began as principal of a modern Jewish school
in Russia and ended as a Reform rabbi in Cincinnati, where
he served as a collaborator of Isaac Meyer Wise on the
American
Israelite
and
Die Deborah.
H e rb e r t M a r t in
J
ames
Loewe. 25th anniversary of death.
Born in London in 1882, died in Cambridge, England, October
11, 1940. At various times he taught Hebrew and other Oriental
languages at several institutions of higher learning in England
and also served as curator of Oriental manuscripts at Cambridge
University Library. He wrote monographs on medieval Hebrew
poetry, edited the very useful
Rabbinic Anthology
,
together
with Claude G. Montefiore, and contributed articles to the
Cambridge Mediaeval History
and to the
Encyclopaedia
Britannica.
M
arvin
L
ow en th a l
.
75th birthday. Born in Bradford, Pa.,
October 6, 1890. One of the outstanding American Jewish
publicists, he was associated with the
Menorah Journal
during
its most creative period, also wrote
T h e Jews of Germany
in
1936 and a biography of Henrietta Szold in 1942.
S
am u e l
D
avid
L
uzzatto
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Trieste, Italy, in 1800, died in Padua, Italy, September 29, 1865.
Teacher at the rabbinical seminary in Padua, he was one of the
pioneers of modern Jewish scholarship and modern Hebrew
literature. As a Bible scholar he opposed the Biblical critics
and in general defended tradition. He was in close and fruitful
contact with all the major Jewish scholars of his generation
and assisted them in their work by supplying them with manuĀ­
scripts to interpret medieval Jewish culture.
J
acob
M
ann
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Przemysl,
Poland, in 1888, died in Cincinnati, October 23, 1940. For
nearly 20 years he served as professor of history at the Hebrew
Union College. His major works dealt with the medieval period
of Jewish history and the publication and interpretation of
Genizah fragments. His last book was
The Bible as Read and
Preached in the Old Synagogue.
M
oses
M
a r x
.
80th birthday. Born in Wuppertal, Germany,
June 2, 1885. A bibliophile, he at one time assembled a private
Jewish library of 8,000 volumes, among them many rare items.