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Jacob
R
ader
Marcus. 70th birthday. Born in Connellsville,
Pa., March 5, 1896. As professor of American Jewish history and
director of the American Jewish Archives at the Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati, he has made outstanding contributions to
research in this field. His voluminous writings have brought
otherwise inaccessible documents and autobiographies of Ameri-
can Jews to a wider reading public.
D
avid
L.
M
eckler
.
75th birthday. Born in Vilna, June 15, 1891.
He has been editor of the
Jewish ]Morning Journal
and has writ-
ten on contemporary history in Yiddish, also an English work
of Hasidic tales.
National Jewish Monthly.
80th anniversary. Founded by the
B’nai B’rith as the
Menorah
in July, 1886, its name was changed
several times, until the present form was established in 1939.
As the official organ of this highly influential organization, it has
one of the largest circulations of any Jewish periodical.
S
iegbert
N
e u f e l d
.
75th birthday. Born in Berlin, June 15,
1891. For many years a rabbi in Germany, now living in Israel,
he has published several studies on the history of the German
Jews in the Middle Ages, and also contributed to the Jewish
encyclopedias in Germany.
D
av id
N
e um a r k
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Szczerzec,
Galicia, August 3, 1866, died in Cincinnati in 1924. From 1907
until his death he was professor of philosophy at the Hebrew
Union College. His major work was the presentation of medieval
Jewish philosophy in Hebrew, German and English. He also
edited the
Journal of Jewish Lore and Philosophy,
the forerunner
of the
Hebrew Union College Annual.
L
eo
P
in sker
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Tomashov,
Poland, 1821, died in Odessa, December 22, 1891. A physician and
Russian Jewish journalist who espoused assimilationist ideas until
the Russian pogroms of 1882, he wrote
Auto-Emancipat ion,
a
pamphlet that attracted wide attention and brought him to the
leadership of the Choveve Zion movement. Before Herzl, he al-
ready saw the only salvation of the persecuted Jews in a Jewish
state.
I
srael
P
o r a th
.
80th birthday. Born in Jerusalem, July 3, 1886.
A rabbi in America since 1923, he has been publishing an intro-
duction to the Talmud in Hebrew, a work still in progress.
A
b r ah am
R
egelson
.
70th birthday. Born in Hlusk, Russia,
October, 1896. Although grown up in New York, he has always
been a Hebrew writer and is now living in Israel. Writing for
Hebrew dailies and other periodicals, he has translated the
classics of English and American poetry into Hebrew and some