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W
iener
— J
ew ish
L
iterar y
A
nniversar ies
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rabbinic comments on the Pentateuch,
Torah Shelemah,
still in­
complete, part of which was issued in English translation. He like­
wise has published a Haggadah with a collection of rabbinic notes
in Hebrew and English.
M
oses
K
l e in m a n n
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Holp-
chinitz, Russia, October 17, 1870, died in Jerusalem in 1948.
Long a worker in the Zionist movement, he was most influential
as editor of the official Zionist magazine in Hebrew
Ha-Olam.
He
also wrote about the history of the Hibbat Zion movement and
Hebrew literature.
A
r thur
K
ober
.
70th birthday. Born in Brody, Poland, August
25, 1900.
A
novelist and playwright, who uses the American Jewish
background for many of his creations, he was particularly success­
ful with his play
Having a Wonderful Time
(1937) which was
made into a musical under the title
Wish You Were Here
in 1952.
E
lse
L
asker
-S
chueler
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Elberfeld, Germany, in 1876, died in Jerusalem, January 22,
1945. Considered one of the foremost German lyrical poets, she
used Jewish backgrounds for much of her work.
R
a p h a e l
L
e v y
.
70th birthday. Born in Baltimore, November 4,
1900. Professor of romance languages at the University of Texas,
he has concentrated on medieval French studies with special em­
phasis on the Judeo-French dialect. He also has written on the
astrological works of Abraham ibn Ezra and edited one of his books.
K
addish
L
u z
.
75th birthday. Born in Bobruisk, Russia, January
10, 1895. In Palestine since 1920 he has worked as pioneer in the
kibbutz
movement, has been a member of Israel’s Knesset for
many years, minister of agriculture, and since 1959, chairman of
the Knesset. His writings have dealt mainly with the problems of
the
kibbutz,
collected in several volumes.
E
liezer
R
a p h a e l
M
a l a c h i
.
75th birthday. Born in Jerusalem,
March 3, 1895. A well-know Hebrew and Yiddish publicist living
in New York, he has rendered particular service in preparing
bibliographies of modem Hebrew and Yiddish writers.
S
o l o m o n
M
a r in i
.
300th anniversary of death. Died in Padua,
Italy, April 19, 1670. Rabbi in Padua during the plague in 1631,
he helped through his calm and eloquence to restore some sem­
blance of order. He wrote a Hebrew commentary to the Book of
Isaiah.
E
lie
M
u n k
.
70th birthday. Born in Paris, September 15, 1900.
A leading Orthodox rabbi in France, he has written several works,
one of which,
The World of Prayer,
has appeared in English.