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e w i s h
B
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154
W
il l iam
C
hom sk y
.
75th birthday. Born in Russia, January
15, 1896. In the U. S. since 1913, he is one of the foremost Hebrew
educators, having taught at Gratz College and Dropsie University
in Philadelphia. A major work of his is
Hebrew, the Eternal
Language.
Ha-Doar.
50th anniversary of publication. Established in New
York, November 1, 1921, it is now the only Hebrew weekly
appearing in the United States. It is the most important project
of the Histadruth Ivrith of America.
I
srael
E
fros
.
80th birthday. Born in Ostrog, Russia, June 15,
1891. For many years a professor of Hebrew literature and Jewish
philosophy at institutions of higher learning in the United States,
he has been rector of the University of Tel-Aviv, where he now
resides. In addition to works on medieval Jewish philosophy, he
has published volumes of Hebrew poetry and translations of
Shakespeare’s plays into Hebrew.
A
ron
F
reimann
. 100th anniversary of birth. Born in Filehne,
Germany, August
5,
1871, died in New York in 1948. For many
years head of the Jewish department of the public library in
Frankfort on the Main, he edited the journal
Zeitschrift fuer
hebraeische B ibliographic
and prepared a bibliography of Hebrew
incunabula.
J
acob
G
latste in
(Gladstone). 75th birthday. Born in Lublin,
Poland, August 20, 1896. A staff member of the Yiddish
Day-
Morning Journal
in New York, he has written both poetry and
prose. Several of his novels have been translated into English and
Hebrew.
L
azarus
G
old schm idt
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Polangen, Lithuania, December 17, 1871, died in London in
1950. His major contribution to Jewish scholarship is his transla-
tion of the Babylonian Talmud into German. He also edited
Hebrew classic texts.
I
srael
G
old ste in
.
75th birthday. Born in Philadelphia, June
18, 1896. A prominent Conservative rabbi and Zionist leader for
many years, he now lives in Israel. His writings reflect his busy
life as preacher and communal leader. He also has written a
history of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, the second oldest syna-
gogue in New York.
S
olomon
G
rayzel
.
75th birthday. Born in Russia, March 1,
1896. As editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America and
of the
Jewish Book Annual
for many years, he has exerted great
influence in bringing serious works of Jewish interest to the
Jewish reading public. He also has written a popular history of
the Jews and many scholarly works.