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director of the Herzlia Gymnasium in Tel-Aviv, the first of its
kind in Palestine, and wrote extensively on education and Zion­
ism in Russian, English and Hebrew, in addition to a Hebrew
book on the Prophets.
L
eo
M
otzk in
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born near Kiev,
Russia, November
6
, 1867, died in Paris in 1933. A Zionist
leader, he centered his literary activity in this area. After his
death a collection of his essays with biographical sketches was
published in Hebrew in Palestine.
S
alomon
M
unk
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Gross
Glogau, Germany, in 1803, died in Paris, February 5, 1867. Best
known for accompanying Sir Moses Montefiore on his trip to
the Orient during the Damascus Affair, he was an outstanding
Orientalist who was professor of Hebrew at the College de France.
His major work was an edition of the Arabic original of the
Guide to the Perplexed
by Moses Maimonides.
A
ngelo
P
aggi
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Sienna,
Italy, in 1789, died in Florence, Italy, June 7, 1867. He was
principal of the Jewish school in Florence and wrote a number
of Jewish religious school text-books in Italian.
S
olomon
J
udah
L
oeb
R
apo port
.
100th anniversary of death.
Born in Lemberg, Galicia, in 1790, died in Prague, October 16,
1867. One of the leaders of the Haskalah movement in Eastern
Europe and a founder of the modern scientific study of Judaism
and its history, he did not leave an impress through his published
work which was rather limited, but rather through his personal
influence and through his correspondence with the outstanding
Jewish scholars of his day.
V
ictor
E
m anu el
R
e ich er t
.
70th birthday. Born in Brooklyn,
N. Y., March 17, 1897. A Reform rabbi in Cincinnati for 40
years he has authored the commentary on Job in the Soncino
Bible, published several volumes of poems and is now at work
on a translation of the
Tachkemoni
of Judah Alcharizi, the
medieval author. The first volume was published last year.
M
oises
R
osenberg
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Warsaw,
in 1904, died in Mexico City, March 16, 1942. He published the
only Yiddish daily in Mexico. He also founded a publishing
house which published the first Spanish translation of Graetz’s
History of the Jews.
D
avid
S
olomon
S
assoon
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Bombay, India, in 1880, died in London, August 10, 1942. A
bibliophile, he had a large collection of Hebrew and Samaritan
manuscripts, and published a very extensive catalog of it.