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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
published a volume of sermons and edited also the code of a 13th
century English rabbi, Jacob ben Judah Hazan, of London, called
Etz Hayyim.
S
a m u e l
M.
C
o h e n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Slutsk,
Russia, in 1886, died in New York, August 29, 1945. For many
years he served as executive director of the United Synagogue of
America and wrote several books on Jewish education.
M
oses
C
ordovero
.
400th anniversary of death. Born in Safed,
Palestine, 1522, died there June 26, 1570. One of the major Cabal-
ists, he presented this mystic interpretation of Judaism in a more
rational form in his writings, opposing the practical Cabala of
Isaac Luria with its emphasis on miracles. One of his works, deal­
ing with ethics, was translated into English under the title,
The
Palm Tree of Deborah.
S
al is
D
a ich e s
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Vilna in
1880, died in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2, 1945. An active English
rabbi, he published a collection of essays under the title,
Aspects
of Judaism
(1926).
A
b r ah am
D
an z ig
.
150th anniversary of death. Born in Danzig,
Germany, in 1748, died in Vilna, Russia, September 12, 1820.
A
rabbinic author, he is best known for the
Haye Adam
and
Hokhmat Adam
which present the first two parts of the
Shulhan
Arukh
by Joseph Caro, dealing with the ceremonial law and the
dietary laws, in popular form. They have been reprinted many
times.
I
srael
D
av id son
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Yanova,
Russia, May 27, 1870, died in Great Neck, N. Y. in 1939. For
many years professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish
Theological Seminary in New York, he made a lasting contribu­
tion to this field through publication of the
Otzar ha-Shirah veha-
Piyyut
(1924-33), a listing by first line of all Hebrew poems up
to the 18th century.
H
a y im
N
a th a n
D
em b it zer
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born
in Cracow, Poland, June 29, 1820, died there in 1892. A distin­
guished Talmudist, he did research in the responsa literature and
wrote a history of the rabbis of Lemberg up to his time under
the title
Kelilat Yofi,
to which only recently an index has been
published.
B
ernard
D
r a c h m a n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in New
York in 1861, died there March 12, 1945. Prominent as a traditional
rabbi in New York, he also taught at the Jewish Theological
Seminary and served also as president of the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations. In addition to several popular works on
Judaism, he also translated books of Jewish interest into English