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A
braham
I
bn
E
zra
.
800th anniversary of death. Born in
Toledo, Spain, in 1092, died probably in Rome, January 23,
1167. Bible commentator, grammarian, Hebrew poet and astron­
omer, in each of these fields he achieved renown.
Jewish Exponent.
80th anniversary. Founded in Philadelphia,
April 5, 1887, this is an important local Jewish weekly serving
a large metropolitan area. For many people such periodicals are
their only link with the larger Jewish world.
L
eo
J
ung
.
75th birthday. Born in Ungarisch-Brod, Moravia,
June 20, 1892. Rabbi at the Jewish Center in New York and
professor of ethics at Yeshiva University, he is one of the leading
Orthodox rabbis in the United States. He has published several
volumes of sermons and studies in comparative religion. He also
contributed to the Soncino translation of the Talmud into
English.
S
au l
I
saak
K
a e m p f
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Lissa,
Germany, in 1813 or 1818, died in Prague, October 15, 1892. A
rabbi and scholar in Prague, he did his major work in writing
a history of medieval Hebrew poetry in Spain. He also translated
the prayer book and collaborated in Ludwig Philippson’s German
Bible translation.
J u d a h
L
oeb
B
enjamin
K
azenelson
(Buki ben Yogli). 50th
anniversary of death. Born in Chernigov, Russia, in
1847,
died
in Leningrad, February
1, 1917. A
physician, he wrote a Hebrew
work on the Talmud and medical science, enriching the Hebrew
medical terminology. He also wrote fiction and poetry in Hebrew
and Russian.
E
duard
K
l e y
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Bernstadt,
Germany, in 1789, died in Hamburg, October 5, 1867. For many
years he was preacher at the Hamburg Reform Temple and is
considered one of the originators of modern Jewish preaching
in Germany. He published several volumes of sermons.
J
udah
L
eon
L
andau
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Zalosce, Galicia, 1866, died in Johannesburg, South Africa, Au­
gust 26, 1942. Chief Rabbi of Witwatersrand in South Africa
since the early part of the century, he was a versatile Hebrew
writer, with many plays, poems and a novel to his credit. He
also presented
Short Lectures on Modern Hebrew Literature.
L
eiser
L
andshuth
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Lissa,
Germany, January 15, 1817, died in Berlin in 1887. His major
work was a listing of medieval Hebrew liturgical poets, which
was just recently reprinted in New York. He also wrote a history
of the Berlin rabbis up to 1800 and did significant research in
Jewish history which was utilized by other scholars in their
writings.