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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
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to the
Jewish Encyclopedia.
Another pioneer work in English
was his
Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy
(1909).
A
aro n
A
s h m a n
.
70th birthday. Born in Balin, Russia, April
4 ,
1896.
A
staff member of
Davar,
the Hebrew daily in Israel, for
a prolific dramatist, taking many themes from the Bible. He also
has translated many librettos of classic operas into Hebrew for
use in the Israeli opera.
M
ich a e l
A
ssa f
.
70th birthday. Born in Lodz, Poland, May 3,
1896. A staff member of
Davar,
the Hebrew daily in Israel for
decades, he also has edited the Arab publications of the Histadrut,
whereas in his Hebrew books he interpreted Arab history to the
Jews.
R
ichard
B
eer
-H
o f m a n n
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Vienna, July 11, 1866, died in New York in 1945. An Austrian
lyric poet and dramatist, he has treated Jewish themes in much
of his writing. One of his plays appeared in English translation
under the title
Jacob's Dream.
A. L.
B
en
-A
vigdor
(Abraham Loeb Schalkowitz). 100th anni-
versary of birth. Born in Zludok, Russia, February, 1866, died
in Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia, 1921. A modern Hebrew writer and
journalist, he made his major contribution as founder of the
Hebrew publishing house “Tushiyah” in Warsaw which pub-
lished translations from world literature and original works of
promising young writers as well as text-books.
S
halom
B
en
-B
aruch
(Schwartz). 80th birthday. Born in Balta,
Russia, November 16, 1886. Zionist leader and journalist in
Russia and Israel, he founded and directed the Palestine Tele-
graphic Agency and devoted many books in Hebrew to the
founders of Zionism, such as Herzl, Nordau and Jabotinsky.
M o s h e Y a a k o v
B
en
-G
avriel
. 75th birthday. Born in Vienna,
September 15, 1891. Zionist journalist, writing both in German
and Hebrew, he now lives in Jerusalem where he has been con-
tributing many short stories to the Hebrew press.
D
av id
B
e n
-G
u r io n
.
80th birthday. Born in Plonsk, Poland,
October 16, 1886. An early settler in Palestine who rose to leader-
ship of the Zionist labor movement and eventually became the
first prime minister of Israel, his political activity has been re-
fleeted in numerous articles and speeches, published several times
in collected form.
S
h l o m o
B
ick el
.
70th birthday. Born in Uscieczko, Galicia,
June 8, 1896, he practiced law in Rumania until 1939 and edited
various Yiddish magazines at the same time. In this country he
has been on the staff of the Yiddish
Day-Morning Journal
and has