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155
M
a t t it h ia h
Y
ehezk el
G
u tm a n
.
80th birthday. Born in Jassy,
Rumania, July 17, 1891. Until the Second World War he was a
rabbi in Rumania. Since 1948 he is a member of the Rabbinic
Council of Tel-Aviv. A descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, he
has written extensively on the Hasidic teachers in numerous
Hebrew volumes.
A
br ah am
M
e ir
H
a b e rm a n n
.
70th birthday. Bom in Zurawno,
Poland, January 7, 1901.
A s
a librarian of the very fine collection
of Hebrew books and manuscripts assembled by Salman Schocken,
first in Germany, then in Jerusalem, he has devoted his literary
work to the history of the Hebrew book and to Hebrew bibli-
ography. In addition to studies in Jewish liturgy, he also edited
texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the original.
H
a y y im
ben
I
saac
,
of Volozhin. 150th anniversary of death.
Born in Volozhin, Russia, in 1749, died there June 14, 1821. A
disciple of the Gaon of Vilna, he energetically opposed Hasidism.
I n
addition to writing polemical works, he established a famous
Yeshiva in his hometown, which continued to exist throughout
the 19th century.
L
ev
H
a z a n
.
80th birthday. Born in Bialystok, Russia, October
24, 1891. In Palestine since 1935, he has been a teacher there as
before in Europe. He has written novels with a contemporary
background, such as the Russian Revolution, which he himself
witnessed, also many children’s books and text books as well as
translations of works by Turgeniev and others.
G
eorg
H
e rm a nn
(originally Borchardt). 100th anniversary of
birth. Born in Berlin, October 7, 1871, murdered in Auschwitz
in 1943. A popular German novelist since the turn of the century,
he also treated Jewish themes in his work, such as
Jettchen Gebert
(English edition:
H e tty Geybert)
in which he dealt with the
middle class Jewish society in Berlin.
J
o seph
H
e rm an
H
ertz
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Rebrin, Czechoslovakia, in 1872, died in London, England, March
6, 1946. For over thirty years chief rabbi of Great Britain, he also
was an author of popular works, such as the anthology,
A Book
of Jewish Thoughts,
and an edition of the Torah with English
translation and English commentary, both of which were re-
printed several times.
D
avid
H
o f fm a n n
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Verbo,
Czechoslovakia, in 1843, died in Berlin, November 20, 1921. For
many years head of the Orthodox rabbinical seminary in Berlin,
he was an important scholar in Bible and rabbinics. His com-
mentaries on Leviticus and Deuteronomy, originally written in
German, which were also translated into Hebrew, were part of