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Z
evi
H
irsch
M
asl iansky
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Slutzk, Russia, in 1856, died in New York, January 11, 1943. He
was best known as a Yiddish orator, in particular on behalf of
Zionism, holding the Jewish masses in his spell in this country,
even as he had inspired Chaim Weizmann, whom he taught as
a child in Europe. His speeches were published in Yiddish, also
in English and Hebrew translation.
E
l ija h
M
e itus
.
75th birthday. Born in Kishinev, Russia, Sep-
tember 10, 1893. A Hebrew poet, now living in Israel, he has
also translated many works from Western languages and Yiddish
into Hebrew, among them, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s
Uncle T om ’s
Cabin.
Louis I
srael
N
ewman
.
75th
birthday. Born in Providence,
Rhode Island, December
20, 1893.
Rabbi of one of the large
Reform congregations in New York, he has been a prolific writer,
preparing useful anthologies of Hasidic and Talmudic quota-
tions in English translation, several volumes of sermons, creative
writing in verse and drama, and the scholarly
Jewish Influence on
Christian R eform Movements.
S
am uel
D
avid
O
ttolengo
.
250th anniversary of death. Born
in Casale-Monferrato, Italy, died August 22, 1718. A cabalist, he
served as chief rabbi of Padua and Venice. He wrote several
cabalistic books, mainly abridgments of classics.
I
srael
M
ichael
R
abbinow icz
.
150th anniversary of birth and
75th anniversary of death. Born in Horodetz, Russia, June 6,
1818, died in London, May 27, 1893. A trained physician, who
had settled in Paris, he translated several parts of the Talmud
into French, wrote an introduction to the Talmud in French,
and translated Maimonides' Treatise on Poisons into that lan-
guage also.
M
orris
J
acob
R
a ph a l l
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in
Stockholm, Sweden, in 1798, died in New York, June 23, 1868.
A rabbi in Birmingham, England, and at Congregation B’nei
Jeshurun in New York, he edited for some time the
H ebrew Re-
view and Magazine of R abb in ica l L itera tu re
in the 1830's in
England, also translated 18 tractates of the Mishnah into Eng-
lish. He is best known as one of the few American rabbis who
defended slavery at the outbreak of the Civil War.
W
ill iam
R
o senau
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Woll-
stein, Germany, died in Baltimore, December 9, 1943. For many
years a Reform rabbi in Baltimore, he also taught at Johns Hop-
kins University. Among his works are
Jeiuish Ceremonial In s ti
י
tu tions and Customs
and
The R a b b i in Action .