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W
iener
— J
ew ish
L
iterary
A
nn iversar ies
159
of
Gazit,
an important Hebrew journal of arts and letters since
1932. In addition to several volumes of poetry, he has written
about artists and also edited several art albums. He also has
several translations to his credit.
J
eh ie l
M
ich al
T
okacz insk i
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born
near Minsk, Russia, December 27, 1871, died in Jerusalem in
1955. Brought to Palestine as a child, he was throughout his life
associated with the Yeshiva Etz Hayyim in Jerusalem, which he
headed from 1900 on. In addition to Rabbinic works, particularly
devoted to the special laws applicable in Palestine, he also wrote
about the calendar.
J
acob
T
ugendhold
.
100th anniversary of death. Born near
Cracow, Poland in 1791, died in Warsaw, April 20, 1871. One of
those few Polish Jews who favored assimilation, he headed a
modern school to spread his views among the Polish Jewish com-
munity. He also served as censor of Hebrew books under the
Russian government. In his writings he opposed the Hasidic
movement.
R
a hel
V
arnhagen
von
E
n se
.
200th anniversary of birth. Born
in Berlin, May 19, 1771, died there in 1833. Her home in Berlin
became the center of the intellectual life of the capital. Her
letters were published posthumously and shed light on her tortured
relation to her Jewish past which she had tried to flee by
conversion.
J
acob
W
e in sh a l l
.
80th birthday. Born in Tiflis, Russia, No-
vember 1, 1891. A physician in Palestine since 1922, he has been
active in the Revisionist movement which is reflected in his writ-
ings. Although he has written some fiction, his main literary work
is in the field of contemporary politics and history. He has authored
several works about Jabotinsky, the Revisionist leader, and Abra-
ham Stern, the leader of the extreme guerilla group.
E
ric
W
erner
.
70th birthday. Born in Vienna, August 1, 1901.
For many years professor of Jewish music at the Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati and New York, he has written extensively
in his field, his major works being a biography of Felix Mendel-
ssohn and
The Sacred Bridge,
discussing the relationship between
the Gregorian chant of the Catholic Church and traditional Jew-
ish music.
J
oshua
H
eshel
Y e iv in .
80th birthday. Born in the Ukraine,
May 10, 1891. Trained as a physician, he came to Palestine in
1924, where he served as a teacher and as an advocate of the
Revisionist movement. In addition to Hebrew fiction, some his-
torical, he wrote a good deal about the struggle for the Jewish
homeland from his partisan point of view. He also translated