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J e w i s h B o o k A n n u a l
M
or itz
S
t e in sc h n e id e r
.
150th anniversary of birth. Bom in
Prossnitz, Moravia, March 30, 1816, died in Berlin, 1907. One of
the foremost modern Jewish scholars, he compiled the catalogue
of Hebrew books in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, a pioneer
work in Jewish bibliography. Much of his other work was de-
voted to unearth the contribution of the Jews to medieval science.
H
arry
T
orczyner
(Naphtali Herz Tur-Sinai). 80th birthday.
Born in Lemberg, Galicia, November 13, 1886. Bialik professor of
Hebrew philology at the Hebrew University, president of the
Academy of the Hebrew Language, he has made significant con-
tributions to the study of the Bible and the Hebrew language.
A few years ago, the second edition of his German Bible transla-
tion appeared in Israel, as well as the concluding volumes of the
Hebrew dictionary begun by Eliezeh Ben-Yehudah over 50 years
ago and continued by Torczyner.
R
obert
W
elt sch
.
75th birthday. Born in Prague, June 20,
1891. Zionist journalist, he was editor of the
Jiidische Rundschau
in Berlin and is now London correspondent of the Tel-Aviv
daily
Haaretz
as well as one of the editors of the Leo Baeck
Institute publications which cover the field of German Jewish
history.
M
oses
M.
Y
o sho r
.
70th birthday. Born in Ostrow-Mazoweck,
Poland, November 23, 1896.
A
rabbi in New York, he has made
his literary contribution through a biography of the Chofetz
Chaim, the outstanding spiritual leader of East European Jewry
during the last generation of its existence. This has been pub-
lished in English, Yiddish and Hebrew editions.
A
lexand er
Z
ed e r b a um
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Zamoshtch, Russia, August 27, 1816, died in St. Petersburg, Rus-
sia, in 1893. He established the first Hebrew periodical,
Hamelitz,
in Russia. He also edited Yiddish and Russian Jewish periodicals,
advocating enlightenment, but opposing assimilation and
Hasidism.
S
h lom o
Z
em a c h
.
80th birthday. Born in Plonsk, Poland, June
2, 1886. One of the founders of Hapoel Hatzair, who settled in
Palestine in the early part of the century, he became an agrono-
mist and also engaged in extensive literary activity as a Hebrew
novelist, essayist and critic.
Y
aakov
Z
erubavel
. 80th birthday. Born in Russia, January
14,
1886. Director of the Central Archives of the Jewish Labour
Movement, he has been a journalist for the Labor Zionist cause
most of his life, writing both in Yiddish and Hebrew.