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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
A
braham
A
aron
R
oback
.
75th birthday. Born in Russia,
June 19, 1890.
A
prolific and voluminous writer in psychology
and Yiddish literature, he has organized the Yiddish collection
at Harvard University Library.
M
aur ic e
S
a m u e l
.
70th birthday. Born in Macin, Rumania,
February 8, 1895. One of the most popular Jewish lecturers and
publicists in America, he has fostered through his writings
positive Jewish attitudes and Zionism. Recently he published
a highly acclaimed autobiography. He likewise translated im­
portant works from the Hebrew, German and Yiddish.
S
olomon
S
ch ech t er
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Focshani, Rumania, in 1847, died in New York on November
19, 1915. President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of Amer­
ica, he made his principal scholarly contribution by discover­
ing the manuscripts in the Genizah of the synagogue in Cairo,
Egypt, which helped to throw new light on the earlier history
of the Jews. One of the results was his edition of the original
Hebrew version of Ecclesiasticus.
H
arry
S
chn e id erman
.
80th birthday. Born near Siedlce,
Poland, January 24, 1885. On the staff of the American Jewish
Committee, he was editor of the
American Jewish Year Book
for many years and co-editor of
Who’s Who in World Jewry.
B
ertha
B
adt
S
trauss
.
80th birthday. Born in Breslau, Ger­
many, December 7, 1885. Living in the United States since 1939,
she wrote several biographies of outstanding Jewish personalities,
such as Rahel Varnhagen, Profiat Duran, Suesskind von
Trimberg, Leon Modena, in German and English. In America
she has been contributing to various national Jewish periodicals.
A
braham
W
eiss
.
70th birthday. Born in Poland, March 22,
1895. Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University, he has written
several volumes in his field and has served as editor of
Horeb,
the Hebrew journal published by Yeshiva University.
I
saac
H
irsch
W
eiss
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Gross Meseritsch, Moravia, February 9, 1815, died in Vienna in
1905.
A
Talmudist, he edited several rabbinic texts, but his
major work was a history of the Oral Law from the end of the
Biblical period through the 16th century, which challenged
many traditional views held up to that time.