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at a time when Jewish literature in this country was in its infancy.
His autobiography,
The Unfailing Light,
appeared posthumously.
Louis
F
in k e l ste in
.
75th birthday. Born in Cincinnati, June 14,
1895. Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America,
he has made outstanding contributions to Jewish scholarship by
his work on the Pharisees, by editing rabbinic texts and the ency­
clopedic
The Jews: Their History, Culture, and Religion
pub­
lished in 1949.
A
n n e
F
r a n k
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Frankfurt am
Main, Germany, in 1929, died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration
camp in March, 1945. Her diary during the period of two years
when she and her family were living in a garret in Amsterdam
hiding from the Nazis had a tremendous impact on all readers
because of its sensitivity in portraying their situation. It was
translated into many languages and became the basis of a success­
ful stage play and a film.
I
srael
F
r iedlaender
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Siedlce,
Poland in 1876, died in Russia, July 5, 1920. For many years
professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America,
he also worked in the field of Judeo-Arabic studies, and translated
Dubnow’s
History of the Jews in Russia and Poland
into English
and some of Ahad Haam’s essays into German. He was also an
active leader of the Conservative movement in this country.
L
azarus
G
eiger
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Frankfurt
am Main, Germany, in 1829, died there August 29, 1870. A writer
in the fields of philosophy and philology, he remained an Ortho­
dox Jew unlike his uncle Abraham Geiger and wrote against the
introduction of the organ in the synagogue in Frankfurt.
M
e n a h e m
G.
G
l e n n
.
70th birthday. Born in Mereca, Russia,
December 27, 1900. A prolific writer in Hebrew, Yiddish, and En­
glish, he has been an instructor in rabbinics at Gratz College and
associate editor of the
Jewish Book Annual.
His literary interest
encompasses the whole range of the Jewish field.
N
elson
G
lu ec k
.
70th birthday. Born in Cincinnati, June
4 ,
1900. President of the Hebrew Union College and formerly direc­
tor of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem,
he is one of the outstanding Biblical archaeologists, having written
numerous popular and scholarly studies in his chosen field.
S
h l o m o
D
ov
G
o it e in
.
70th birthday. Born in Burgkunstadt,
Germany, April 3, 1900. For many years professor of Arabic at the
Hebrew University, he now teaches at the University of Pennsyl­
vania. He has utilized the findings of the Cairo Genizah to recon­
struct the economic and social life of the Jews in the Mediterranean
area in the Middle Ages in his latest book,
A Mediterranean Society.