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E
l iezer
G
reenberg
.
70th birthday. Born in Lipkani, Russia,
December 13, 1896. A Yiddish poet, who was awarded the Kovner
Award for Yiddish Poetry by the Jewish Book Council of America,
he also is the co-editor of
A Treasury of Yiddish Stories.
M
a ur ic e
J
aco b s
.
70th birthday. Born in Lawrence, Mass.,
December 25, 1896. As executive of the Jewish Publication Society
of America and as manager of his own printing firm, he has done
much to enhance the topography of the American Jewish book.
Jewish T h e o lo g ic a l Seminary
o f
America. 80th anniversary.
Founded in New York in 1886, it is the oldest traditional sem-
inary in America today. As the fountainhead of the Conservative
movement it has provided rabbinic leadership and educational
guidance for hundreds of congregations throughout the land.
Its distinguished faculty has stood at the forefront of American
Jewish scholarship. Its library contains the outstanding collection
of Jewish books in this country.
A
rm a nd
A
aro n
K
a m in k a
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Berditchev, Russia, May 5, 1866, died in Tel-Aviv in 1950. A
rabbi, Jewish teacher and organization executive in Vienna for
many years before emigrating to Palestine in 1938, he was a pro-
lific Hebrew writer, publishing scholarly studies on Bible and
Talmud, editing medieval poetic texts, translating Greek classics
into Hebrew, and also writing original poetic works.
H
an s
K
o h n
.
75th birthday. Born in Prague, September 15,
1891. Journalist and historian, he has taught in American uni-
versities for a quarter of a century after spending several years
in Palestine. In addition to works on modern history, he wrote a
book about Martin Buber a generation ago and also studies in
Judaism.
A
nita
L
ibman
L
ebeson
.
70th birthday. Born in Vilna, Russia,
July
4, 1896. A
resident
of
Chicago, she has written several read-
able studies in American Jewish history, including
Jewish Pioneers
in America
and
Pilgrim People.
J
acob
L
ev e e n
.
75th birthday. Born in Jerusalem, December 21,
1891. As keeper of the department of oriental books and manu-
scripts at the British Museum, he edited its catalogue of Hebrew
and Samaritan manuscripts. Another work of his is
The Hebrexu
Bible in Art.
M
eir
ben
G
ed al iah
L
u b l in
(Maharam). 350th anniversary of
death. Born in Lublin in 1558, died there May 3, 1616. An out-
standing Talmudist, who gathered about himself many pupils,
but a sharp controversialist, who antagonized many of his col-
leagues, he is the author of a Talmudic commentary printed in
most editions of the Talmud and of an important collection of
Responsa.