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W
iener
— J
ew ish
L
iterary
A
nniversar ies
113
November 8, 1920. A writer of hasidic stories and an avid collector
of Jewish folk-lore, he is best-known for his play
The Dybbuk,
which also was made into a movie.
I
saac
A
v in e r y
.
70th birthday. Born in Russia, July 24, 1900.
In Palestine since 1926, he has been publishing the yearbook of
the cooperative movement in Israel and has also written several
works on the Hebrew language. His major work is a linguistic
study of Rashi, his vocabulary, grammar, and style.
S
a l o
W . B
a r o n
.
75th birthday. Born in Tarnow, Poland, May
26, 1895. Professor Emeritus of Jewish history, literature and in­
stitutions at Columbia University, he has emphasized the socio­
logical aspects of our history in his magnum opus,
A Social and
Religious History of the Jews
, whose second edition, still in
progress, is intended to stand next to the work of Graetz and
Dubnow in its scope.
R
ichard
B
eer
-H
o f m a n n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Vienna in 1866, died in New York, September 26, 1945. An out­
standing German lyricist, he also wrote on Jewish themes. His
play,
Jacob's Dream,
was presented on the New York stage.
S
imchah
A
lter
B
en
-Z
ion
-G
utman
. 100th anniversary of birth.
Born in Russia, December 7, 1870, died in Tel-Aviv in 1932. Be­
fore coming to Palestine in 1905, he had taught in a modern
Jewish school set up by Ahad Haam in Odessa, in which Bialik also
taught. He wrote numerous text-books and stories. He also trans­
lated German poetry into Hebrew.
B
erl
B
o t w in ik
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Rakow,
Russia, in 1885, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., August 29, 1945. A
Yiddish short story writer and dramatist, he was on the staff of the
Jewish Daily Forward.
A collection of his stories was published in
1920.
M
arcus
B
r a n n
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Rawitsch,
Germany, in 1849, died in Breslau, Germany, September 26, 1920.
A
teacher at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau, succeed­
ing the historian Heinrich Graetz, he edited some of the later edi­
tions of his teacher’s
magnum opus,
also wrote a history of the
Jews and served as editor of the
Monatsschrift fuer Geschichte und
Wissenschaft des Judentums,
the outstanding scholarly Jewish
periodical in Germany for over 20 years.
L
ibb ie
L . B
r a v e rm a n
.
70th birthday. Born in Boston, Mass.,
December 20, 1900. For many years active in the field of Jewish
religious education, she is the author of numerous religious school
texts.
I
srael
B
rod ie
.
75th birthday. Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, En­
gland, April 4, 1895. Retired chief rabbi of Great Britain, he has