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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
A
b r a h am
A.
N
e u m a n
.
80th birthday. Born in Brezan, Austria,
September 23, 1890. Rabbi and president emeritus of Dropsie
College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning he has given particular
attention to the study of the history of Spanish Jewry. He also has
been co-editor of the
Jewish Quarterly Review.
N
a t h a n
R
e ic h
.
70th birthday. Born in Terszow, Poland, June
6, 1900. A professor of economics at Hunter College, he has also
shown interest in Jewish activities and has written numerous ar­
ticles on the economic and social problems of the Jews in the
modern world.
S
olomon
R
eichman
. 70th birthday. Born in Blonia, Russia,
December 25, 1900. A leading Orthodox rabbi in New York, he
has prepared annotated editions of the Ramban’s commentary
on the Tractate Hullin and on the Ritba’s commentary on the
Tractate Shabbat.
J
acob
R
o s e n h e im
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Frankfurt
am Main, Germany, November 9, 1870, died in Tel-Aviv in 1965.
A leader of the Agudath Israel, the world federation of Orthodox
Jewry, and many years its president, he edited the German weekly
Israelit
for 30 years and published his reminiscenses in a Hebrew
edition in 1956.
M
aur ice
S
a m u e l
.
75th birthday. Born in Macin, Rumania,
February 8, 1895. One of the most popular Jewish lecturers and
publicists in America, he has fostered through his writings positive
Jewish attitudes and Zionism. He translated important works from
the Hebrew, German and English. Most recently he has written a
work on the Beilis trial,
Blood, Accusation
, and a history of Israel,
Light on Israel.
J
acob
H.
S
c h if f
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Frankfurt
am Main, Germany, in 1847, died in New York, September 25,
1920. The oustanding American Jewish philanthropist of his day,
he included among his many benefactions the rabbinical semi­
naries of varying orientation, the
Jewish Encyclopedia,
the Bible
translation of the Jewish Publication Society and its Library of
Jewish Classics, bearing his name, and the Jewish collections in
the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library and Harvard
University Library.
A
b r a h am
S
h lo n sk y
.
70th birthday. Born in Kruellov, Russia,
March 6, 1900. In Palestine since 1921, he is one of the outstand­
ing Hebrew poets of this generation, showing mastery of style. He
has translated many classics from other languages into Hebrew.
M
oshe
S
ilberg
.
70th birthday. Born in Skaudvile, Lithuania,
September 17, 1900. Since 1954 he has been a supreme court justice
in Israel and wrote on Israeli and Talmudic law.