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H
e r m a n n
C
o h e n
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Coswig,
Germany, in 1842, died in Berlin April 4, 1918. For many years
professor of philosophy at the University of Marburg, he is con-
sidered the founder of the neo-Kantian school of philosophy.
Throughout his life, he also maintained a lively interest in
Judaism. His major work in this field is
D ie R e lig ion der Ver-
nunft aus den Quellen des Judentums.
I
saac
M
e ir
D
ic k
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Wilna in
1814, died there January 24, 1893. A child of the Haskalah, he
first wrote in Hebrew, but later turned to Yiddish, publishing
over 400 stories, describing Jewish life in Russia from the Has-
kalah view point. Although the literary value of his work is not
considered very high, he was important for the beginning of
modern Yiddish literature.
A
b r a h a m
H
ir sch
E
i s e n s t a d t
.
100th anniversary of death. Born
in 1812, died in Koenigsberg, Germany, August 21, 1868.
A
rabbi
in Lithuania he prepared an index to the responsa on the sub-
jects dealt with in the
Shulhan Aruch,
by Joseph Caro. Entitled
Pitche Teshuvah,
it is considered very useful by the experts.
I
sm ar
E
l b o g e n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Schildberg,
Germany, in 1874, died in New York, August 1, 1943. Before
coming the United States in 1938, he taught Jewish history and
liturgy at the liberal rabbinical seminary in Berlin (Lehranstalt
or Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums) for 36 years.
His major work was a history of Jewish liturgy. In English trans-
lation there appeared a short history of the Jews in 1926, as well
as
A Century of Jewish L ife
(1944), intended as a continuation of
Graetz’s
H istory of the Jews.
A
b r a h a m
E
p s t e i n
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Russia,
in 1841, died in Baden near Vienna, Austria, April 1, 1918. His
numerous studies, published in Hebrew, German and French
dealt with Talmud, Midrash, the Geonim, and medieval Jewish
history. He had been a pupil of Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport,
one of the founders of modern Jewish studies.
I
saac
E
p s t e in
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Luban,
Russia, 1862, died in Jerusalem, February 28, 1943. An early
settler in Palestine, he pioneered the method of teaching Hebrew
through speaking it alone. Throughout his life he was a con-
tributor to the Hebrew press in the fields of education, psychology,
and philology. He also translated important educational texts
into Hebrew.
A
b r a h a m
J
e h ie l
F
e l d m a n
.
75th birthday. Born in Kiev, Rus-
sia, June 28, 1893.
A
Reform rabbi in Hartford, Conn., he has
been editor of
The Jewish L edger
in his community and asso-