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friends into his abode. Milton S. Kovner, of New York, a busi-
nessman whose avocation was literature and publications devoted
to poetry, and Samuel H. Daroff, of Philadelphia, philanthropist
and communal leader whose life was devoted to civic and educa-
tional projects, were translated into the
Yeshiva shel maala.
For
many years these stalwarts and their families rendered it possible
for the Council to present annual literary awards, and their
absence will be keenly felt. Our deep sympathy is extended to the
bereaved families.
Sol Liptzin tenderly eulogizes A. Glanz-Leyeles, who espoused
the introspective movement in Yiddish poetry and whose impact
upon the Yiddish lyric will long endure. Called to his eternal
rest on December 31, 1966, he has left us a corpus of poetry which
will keep his blessed memory vibrant in our midst.
G. Kressel memorializes Abraham Yaari, outstanding Israel
bibliographer, whose final knell summoned him from our midst
this past year. His labors on behalf of the Jewish book will con-
tinue to bear fruits in the cultural orchard of our people. We
share with his family the profound sense of loss they have
sustained.
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Of those who have made this jubilee volume possible, we ac-
knowledge thanks to our sponsor, the National Jewish Welfare
Board, and to the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation for their gen-
erous gifts. We are not unmindful of the cooperation rendered
by the national organizations affiliated with the Jewish Book
Council. Our Managing Editor, Rabbi Philip Goodman, has
again demonstrated the qualities which inspire those associated
with him—patience, understanding, fervent zeal, and devotion
to duty. As Executive Secretary of the Council he exercises,
through his sterling example, a benedictive influence upon his
fellow-workers.
To Rabbi Gilbert Klaperman and Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen,
past presidents of the Council, we convey our gratitude for their
constructive help. They are worthy exemplars to stimulate others,
and we deem it a privilege to avail ourselves of their continued
efforts on behalf of the Council and of the
Jewish Book Annual.