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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
G
ershom
G
erhard
S
c h o l em
.
70th birthday. Born in Berlin,
December 5, 1897. For many years professor at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, he is considered the outstanding author­
ity on Jewish mysticism. In addition to many studies in Hebrew
and German, he also has written
Major Trends in Jewish
Mysticism.
A
n sh el
S
chorr
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Zloczow,
Poland, in 1871, died in New York, May 31, 1942. He was a
Yiddish playwright and stage director in New York, Philadelphia
and Newark.
A
braham
I
saac
S
h inedling
.
70th birthday. Born in Meno­
minee, Michigan, September
8
, 1897.
A
Reform rabbi for many
years, he is now devoting himself to research as staff member
of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati. His major work
has been a 3-volume history of West Virginia Jewry. He also was
one of the editors of the
Universal Jewish Encyclopedia.
I
saac
E
lhanan
S
p ek to r
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Rossi, Russia, in 1817, died in Kovno in 1896.
A
rabbi in Kovno,
he was not only a prolific author in Talmudic studies, but was
also the religious leader of Russian Jewry in his generation. The
rabbinical seminary of Yeshiva University is named after him.
A
lexand er
S
p e r b e r
.
70th birthday. Born in Czernowitz, Aus­
tria-Hungary, now Russia, September 15, 1897. In this country
for thirty years, he has been associated with the Jewish Theo­
logical Seminary of America. His scholarly work deals with the
Biblical text. Some of his works are
A Grammar of Masoretic
Hebrew, The Pre-Masoretic Bible,
and
The Bible in Aramaic.
E
l iez er
S
t e inm an
.
75th birthday. Born in Hobodovka, Russia,
in 1892, he lives now in Israel. A writer of novels, short stories
and literary essays dealing with the problems of the modern
Jew, he has of late devoted considerable attention to the collec­
tion of Hasidic and Talmudic materials for popular presentation.
D
avid
T
idhar
.
70th birthday. Born in Jaffa, Palestine, June 7,
1897. For many years the head of a private detective bureau,
he has devoted nearly two decades to publishing a biographical
dictionary of Israeli Jews, of which so far 15 volumes have
appeared. He also has written an autobiography and edited a
detective magazine in Hebrew.
H
ermann
V
ogelste in
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Pil-
sen, Bohemia, in 1870, died in New York, September 28, 1942. For
many years rabbi in Breslau, Germany, he co-authored a history
of the Jews in Rome, which was published also in English
translation.