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iener
— J
ew ish
L
iterar y
A
nn iversar ies
119
H
en r ie tta
S
zo ld
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Baltimore
in 1860, died in Jerusalem, February 13, 1945. In addition to her
work for Hadassah to which she devoted the last 30 years of her
life, she had before been active as secretary of the Jewish Publica­
tion Society of America for which she translated such notable
works as Ginzberg’s
Legends of the Jews
and Moritz Lazarus’s
Ethics of Judaism.
B
en
-Z
ion
T
a r ag o n
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Jerusa­
lem, June 18, 1870, died there July 26, 1953. An early associate of
Eliezer Ben-Yehudah, the father of modern Hebrew, he published
a history of the Jewish community in Alexandria in Hebrew and
French and several Hebrew text books.
C
h a im
T
c h e r n o w it z
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Sebej, Russia, November 25, 1870, died in New York in 1949.
Since 1923 professor of Talmud at the Jewish Institute of Religion
in New York, he published several important works on the his­
tory of the Halakhah in Hebrew and also edited the Hebrew
monthly,
Bitzaron.
J
o h a n a n
T
w e r sk y
.
70th birthday. Born in Shpikov, Russia,
May 24, 1900. From 1926 to 1948 he taught in America, since
then he has been among the editors of the Dvir Publishing House
in Tel-Aviv. He is the author of numerous novels, many with
Jewish historical backgrounds, and works of literary criticism.
He has done considerable work of translation into Hebrew. He
is considered one of the more important contemporary Hebrew
writers.
J
oseph
U
m a n s k i
.
100th birthday. Born in Stavich, Russia,
January 1, 1870. In Palestine since 1934, he has published bio­
graphical studies of the sages in the Talmud and biographical
indexes to both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds, a very
useful tool to all students of the subject.
Z
ev
V
i l n a y
.
70th birthday. Born in Haifa, June 12, 1900. He
has published numerous guides to Palestine over the years, some
of which have also been published in English, all testifying to a
profound knowledge of the subject.
A
b r a h am
W
eiss
.
75th birthday. Born in Poland, March
22 ,
1895. Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University, he has written
several volumes in this field and has served as editor of
Horeb,
a Hebrew journal published by Yeshiva University.
F
ran z
W
e rfel
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Prague in
1890, died in Hollywood, California, August 26, 1945. A playwright
and novelist, best remembered for the
Song of Bernadette,
he also
wrote works with a Jewish background, such as
The Eternal Road.