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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
J
acob
Z
a l l e l
L
au ter bach
.
25th anniversary of death. Born
in Galicia in 1873, died in Cincinnati, March 21, 1942. Coming
to this country as office editor of the Talmudic section of the
Jewish Encyclopedia,
he eventually became professor of Talmud
at the Hebrew Union College. His principal work was a critical
edition and translation of the
Mekilta.
Some of his other studies
were published posthumously under the title
Rabbinic Essays
(1951).
J
oseph
L
e f tw ic h
.
75th birthday. Born in Zutphen, Holland,
September 20, 1892. Beginning his career as a Yiddish journalist,
he has prepared two extensive anthologies,
Yisroel,
selections
from medieval and modern Jewish writers and
The Golden
Peacock,
translations of Yiddish poetry.
A
braham
M
a p u
.
100th anniversary of death. Born near Kovno
in 1808, died in Koenigsberg, Germany, October 9, 1867. One of
the first Hebrew novelists, he chose the Bible as the background
for his major works
Ahavat Zion
(English translation,
The Shep­
herd Prince)
and
Ashmat Shomron.
These romantic novels were
something new in Hebrew literature in his time.
Y
udel
M
ark
.
70th birthday. Born in Polonga, Lithuania, No­
vember 2, 1897. A Yiddish educator, he has written many text­
books for Yiddish schools and is co-editor of
The Great Dic­
tionary of the Yiddish Language,
the first volume of which
appeared in 1961.
I
gnaz
M
a y b a um
.
70th birthday. Born in Vienna, March 2,
1897.
A
Liberal rabbi in England for over 25 years after having
served in Germany in a similar capacity, he has written a number
of books on Judaism in English and German.
M
arcus
M
e lch io r
.
70th birthday. Born in Fredericia, Den­
mark, May 26, 1897. Chief rabbi of Copenhagen, he has written
a number of works on Judaism in Danish, also translated the
Haggadah and Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye into that language.
M
end ele
M
ocher
S
e fo r im
(S
halom
J
acob
A
bramow itz
) .
50th
anniversary of death. Born in Kopyl, Russia, about 1837, died in
Odessa, December
8
, 1917. The founder of modern Yiddish litera­
ture who made great contributions to Hebrew literature, he was
the first great successful Jewish writer in Eastern Europe in his
life time. His stories satirized the foibles of his brethren. Some
appeared in English translation, such as
Fishke the Lame, Th e
Travels and Adventures of Benjamin the Third,
and
The Nag.
B
enzion
M
ossinson
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in An-
dreevka, Russia, in 1878, died in Jerusalem, November 22, 1942.
A pioneer educator in Palestine, he served for many years as