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his campaign against modern Biblical criticism. He also prepared
editions of the Mekilta de-Rabbi Shimon, the Midrash ha-Gadol
on Exodus, and the Midrash Tannaim on Deuteronomy.
S
am u e l
A
bba
H
orodetzky
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born
near Kiev, Russia, August 27, 1871, died in Tel-Aviv in 1957. Of
Hasidic ancestry, he devoted a good deal of his studies to this
movement, writing books in German and Hebrew in this area.
For many years he also edited a Hebrew scholarly magazine,
H a -
Goren,
first in Russia, then in Germany, where he lived for sev-
eral decades, until moving to Israel. In addition to histories of
Hasidism and Cabala, he also published collections of Hasidic
stories. In English translation, there appeared his
Leaders of
Hasidism.
H
a y y im
S
a u l
H
orovitz
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Czanto, Hungary, in 1859, died in Breslau, Germany, April 2,
1921. A teacher of philosophy at the rabbinical seminary in Bres-
lau, he wrote about the influence of the Greeks on Arabic philos-
ophy, about the psychology of the medieval Jewish philosophers,
and prepared editions of the Mekilta, the Sifre and the Sifre Zuta,
which although incomplete at the time of his death, were brought
to completion by other scholars.
J
acob
H
orow itz
.
70th birthday. Born in Kalusch, Poland, Feb-
ruary 1, 1901. Educated in Vienna, he has lived in Palestine since
the 1920’s and been editor of the literary supplement of
Haaretz,
one of the major Israeli dailies. In addition to plays, he has
written several volumes of Hebrew stories, and also translated
works by Heine and Remarque.
J
acob
ben
M
e ir
,
Rabbenu Tam. 800th anniversary of death.
Born in Ramerupt, France, in 1100, died in Troyes, France, June
9, 1171. A grandson of Rashi, he was the leading Talmudic
scholar of his day, one of the Tosafists, whose work is reposited in
the
Tosafot,
the standard commentary in every Talmud edition
alongside that of Rashi. Many of his responsa also have survived.
A
dolf
J
el l in e k
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Dislovitz,
Czechoslovakia, June 26, 1821, died in Vienna in 1893. For many
years chief rabbi of Vienna, he is best known for the edition of
various Midrashic collections, and various medieval Hebrew
classics, among them Saadiah’s
Emunot ve-Deot.
A
b rah am
K
a h a n a
.
25th anniversary of death. Bom near Zhito-
mir, Russia, in 1874, died in Tel-Aviv, January 20, 1946. In Pal-
estine since 1923, he is mainly known for the first modern critical
commentary on the Bible in Hebrew, which was published under
his direction. He prepared Hebrew translations of the Apocrypha
and Pseudepigrapha with accompanying commentaries. He also
edited medieval Hebrew texts and wrote about Hasidism.