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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
262
I
t t a m a r
B
e n
-A
v i
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Jeru-
salem in 1884, died in East Orange, N.J., April 18, 1943. The
son of Eliezer ben Yehudah, champion of the Hebrew language,
he wrote some novels and collections of poetry. He was active
as a Hebrew journalist, attempting to substitute the Latin alpha-
bet for the Hebrew in one of the periodicals he edited, but he
found no imitators.
Hayyim
S
h a l o m
Ben-Avram. 75th birthday. Born in Liadi,
Russia, January 9, 1893. In Palestine since 1935, he has rendered
great service to the Hebrew reader by translating many of the
classics and general works especially from Polish and Russian
into Hebrew.
N
a p h t a l i
Z
e b i
J
u d a h
B
e r l in
.
75th anniversary of death. Born
in Mir, Russia, in 1817, died in Warsaw, August 10, 1893. Best
known as the head of the Yeshivah of Volozhin, to which he
devoted most of his life, he wrote a commentary on the
She’e lto t
of Ahai Gaon, also on
Sifre,
which was only recently published.
His responsa were held in high esteem.
I
srael
D
avid
B
et
-H
alevi
. 80th birthday. Born in Piotrkov,
Poland, November 11, 1888. In Palestine since 1920, he has pub*
lished several biographies of rabbis, such as Hayyim Eleazar
Wachs, Yom-Tob Lipmann Heller, and Zvi Hirsch Chajes, also
a history of the Jews in Kalisz, Poland, all in Hebrew.
H
e in r ic h
B
r o d y
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Ungvar,
Hungary, May 21, 1868, died in Jerusalem in 1942. Chief rabbi
of Prague until 1930, he then served as director of the Research In-
stitute of Hebrew Poetry founded by Salman Schocken in Berlin
and moved to Jerusalem in 1934. He edited many medieval
Hebrew texts from rare manuscripts. From 1896-1906, he edited
together with Aron Freimann the
Zeitschrift fuer hebraeische
B ib liograph ie
, then the most important organ of this kind in the
Jewish world.
L
i p m a n n
M
ose
B
u e s c h e n t h a l
.
150th anniversary of death.
Born in Strassburg, France, in 1784, died in Berlin, December
27, 1818. His poetry in German and Hebrew reflects his religious
feelings. He was co-editor of a volume of selections from
Hameas-
sef,
the first Hebrew journal to be published in modern times.
D
av id
C
a s se l
.
150th anniversary of birth and 75th anniversary
of death. Born in Gross-Glogau, Germany, March 7, 1818, died
in Berlin, January 22, 1893. He was a teacher at the liberal rab-
binical seminary in Berlin, wrote a number of religious school
texts and edited and translated into German Judah Halevi’s
Kuzari
and Isaac Israeli’s
Yesod Olam.