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This collection is now part of the Schocken Library in Jerusa­
lem. Head Cataloger at the Hebrew Union College Library in
Cincinnati for many years, he prepared a bibliography of early
Hebrew printed books, arranged by place and date of printing,
which is still in manuscript. He now is a participant in a special
project at the Hebrew University Library in Jerusalem to com­
pile a new bibliography of the Hebrew printed book throughout
the ages.
A
braham
A.
N
eum an
.
75th birthday. Born in Brezan, Austria,
September 23, 1890. Rabbi and president of Dropsie College for
Hebrew and Cognate Learning, his scholarly interests center
on the history of the Jews in Spain, to whom he devoted his
major work. He also has been co-editor of the
Jewish Quarterly
Review,
one of the few scholarly periodicals published in
English.
I
saac
L
oeb
P
er et z
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Zamosz,
Poland, in 1851, died in Warsaw, Poland, April 3, 1915. One
of the giants of Yiddish literature, he caught the rhythm of
Jewish life around him, scoring its weaknesses, but also recogniz­
ing its nobler aspects, continually prodding his people to find
its well-deserved place in the world. Some of his writings have
appeared in English translation in recent years.
D
avid
de
S
ola
P
ool
.
80th birthday. Born in London, England,
May 16, 1885. Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
in New York, he has written a history of his congregation, the
oldest in the United States, and has edited with English transla­
tion several Sephardic and Ashkenazic prayerbooks.
I
saac
J
acob
R
e in es
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Karlin, Russia, in 1839, died in Lida, Russia, September 22,
1915. A Talmudist and founder of the Mizrachi movement, he
made literary contributions in both areas, advocating combina­
tion of religious and secular studies for rabbis and defending
the Mizrachi position against the attacks of the extreme Ortho­
dox groups.
B
ernard
R
e v e l
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Pren,
Lithuania, in 1885, died in New York on December 2, 1940.
President of Yeshiva University, he wrote numerous monographs
dealing with the Halachah during the Talmudic and Gaonic
periods, also on the Karaites and the Targum Jonathan.
I
saac
R
ivkind
.
70th birthday. Born in Lodz, Poland, March 17,
1895. For many years head of the Hebrew department at the
library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, he has
written extensively in the field of Hebrew printing and bib­
liography.