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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
studies in Jewish liturgy, the responsa literature, and commen­
taries on the Psalms and on Job.
A
b r ah am
S
o lom o n
F
reidus
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born
in Riga, May 1, 1867, died in New York in 1923. As chief of
the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library, he developed
the classification system now in use in many special Jewish
libraries in America. During his term of service this collection
grew to one of the most important ones anywhere. He also
published a number of special bibliographies of Jewish interest.
L
eon
G
e l l m a n
.
80th birthday. Born in Yampol, Russia, Au­
gust 14, 1887. For many years he served as executive of the
Mizrachi Organization of America and edited its Yiddish maga­
zine. Since 1948 he lives in Israel as contributing editor of the
daily
Hatzofe.
In the last few years several collections of his
articles have been published in Israel in book form, espousing
his philosophy of religious Zionism, also a monograph on Ezekiel
Landau, the 18th century rabbi in Prague.
Meir
S
im o n
Geshuri. 70th birthday. Born in Myslowitz, Ger­
many, April 19, 1897. In Israel since 1921, he has served as
advisor on religious music to the Israel Ministry of Education.
In addition to a work on the sociology of the Jews, he has written
a good deal about Hasidic music.
R
udolf
G
l an z
.
75th birthday. Born in Vienna, December
21, 1892. In this country since 1938, he has devoted himself to
specialized studies in American Jewish history, exploring espe­
cially the 19th century period. A larger work was his
The Jew
in the Old American Folklore
(1961).
A
brah am
G
oldberg
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Yar-
molinzi, Russia, in 1883, died in New York, June 5, 1942. He
was one of the major Zionist journalists in the United States,
editing the Yiddish bi-weekly of the Zionist Organization of
America, also serving as editor of the Hebrew monthly
Hatoren.
J
udah
L
oeb
(L
eon
) G
ordon
.
75th anniversary of death. Born
in Wilna, 1831, died in St. Petersburg, September 16, 1892. Active
in the Haskalah movement in Russia that tried to lead the Jewish
community into the modern world, he is best remembered for his
Hebrew poetry which presented the Biblical story in epic form.
M
ichael
G
u t tm a n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Felegy-
haza, Hungary, in 1872, died in Budapest November 7, 1942.
Professor o f Talmud at the Breslau and Budapest rabbinical
seminaries, he planned a large Talmudic encyclopedia of which,
however, only four volumes appeared. He contributed to all the
scientific periodicals in his field and also served as editor of a
Hebrew journal in Budapest.