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e w i s h
B
o o k
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n n u a l
138
S
o lom o n
A
n d h il
F
in eb erg
.
70th birthday. Born in Pittsburgh,
November 29, 1896. An ordained Reform rabbi, he has been an
executive of the American Jewish Committee and wrote several
books on anti-semitism, also about the Rosenberg Case.
N
a f t a l i
F
r a n k f u r t e r
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Oberdorf, Germany, in 1810, died in Hamburg, April 13, 1866.
A preacher at the Hamburg Temple, he published a volume of
sermons and Jewish biographies.
S
im o n
F
rug
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Bobrovy-Kut,
Russia, in 1860, died in Odessa, September 22, 1916. An out-
standing Russian Jewish poet, who utilized Jewish material in
his works, he later began to write in Yiddish to come closer to the
Jewish masses. Many of his poems were set to music and became
very popular in Russia.
N
athan
M
ichael
G
elber
. 75th birthday. Born in Lemberg,
Galicia, May 27,
1891.
Now living in Israel, he has written mainly
about the history of the Jews in Poland and about Zionism. His
major works have appeared in German and Hebrew, although
some articles have also been published in English.
J
acob
G
lat st e in
(Gladstone). 70th birthday. Born in Lublin,
Poland, August 20, 1896. A staff member of the Yiddish
Day-
Morning Journal
in New York, he has written both poetry and
prose. One of his novels was translated into English under the title
Homecoming at Twilight.
He was a leader of an original move-
ment in Yiddish poetry.
I
srael
G
o ld ste in
.
70th birthday. Born in Philadelphia, June
18, 1896.
A
prominent conservative rabbi and Zionist leader for
many years, he now lives in Israel. His writings reflect his busy
life as preacher and communal leader. He also wrote a history of
his congregation, B'nai Jeshurun, the second oldest synagogue in
New York.
H
e inr ich
G
raetz
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Xions,
Germany, 1817, died in Munich, September 7, 1891. For many
years he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau,
Germany. He is best known for his
History of the Jews,
which
appeared in German in 11 volumes between 1853 and 1875 and
in English in 1891-92 and has been reprinted many times.
S
olom o n
G
ray zel
.
70th birthday. Born in Russia, March 1,
1896. As editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America and
of the
Jewish Book Annual
for many years, he has exerted great
influence in bringing serious works of Jewish interest to the
Jewish reading public. He also wrote a popular history of the
Jews.