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works on the Agada, he edited the major work of the 13th
century rabbinic writer Eliezer ben Joel Halevi.
S
a u l
A
scher
.
200th anniversary of birth. Born in Berlin, Feb­
ruary 8, 1767, died there in 1822.
A
learned bookdealer, he wrote
several tracts in favor of Jewish emancipation and also one o f the
first works advocating religious reform (
Leviathan,
1792).
E
phr a im
A
uerbach
.
75th birthday. Born in Beltzy, Bessarabia,
October 23, 1892. Now living in New York, he is well-known as
a Yiddish journalist and poet.
H
artog
B
e em
.
75th birthday. Born in Haderwijk, Holland,
December 13, 1892.
A
teacher and leader in the Dutch Jewish
community, he has published a book of Dutch-Jewish proverbs.
B
ritish
M
useum
,
Catalogue of Hebrew Books, 100th anni­
versary of publication. This first catalog of Hebrew books with
English headings, compiled by Joseph Zedner, was a pioneering
effort, facilitating the work of Jewish librarians ever since. The
preface is dated January 14, 1867.
A
brah am
B
roda
.
250th anniversary of death. Born in Bunzlau,
Bohemia, around 1640, died in Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
April 11, 1717. A rabbi in Prague, Metz and Frankfurt, he
established Yeshivot wherever he served, developing an original
approach to the teaching of the Talmud. He wrote commentaries
on several tractates o f the Talmud.
G
eorg
C
aro
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Glogau,
Germany, on November 28, 1867, died in Zurich, Switzerland
in 1912. A historian of medieval economic life, he also wrote
an important, but incomplete study of the economic history in
the Middle Ages, which was translated from its German original
into Hebrew.
D
avid
ben
S
am u e l
h a
-L
ev i
.
300th anniversary of death. Born
in Volhynia, about 1586, died in Lemberg, January 31, 1667.
He is best remembered for his commentary
Ture Zahav
on the
Shulhan Arukh
of Joseph Caro. Many rabbis considered his views
more authoritative than those of Caro.
J
acob
S
aul
E
lyash ar
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Safed, June 7, 1817, died in Jerusalem in 1906. One of the early
religious leaders o f modern Palestine, he served as chief rabbi
of the Sephardic community of Jerusalem and wrote several
works on Jewish law.
S
olom o n
B.
F
reehof
.
75th birthday. Born in London, August
8
, 1892. A prominent Reform rabbi in Pittsburgh, he has pub­
lished numerous volumes of sermons, popular and scholarly