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works by Romain Rolland, Guy de Maupassant, John Gunther,
Shalom Asch and Theodor Herzl into Hebrew.
S
a m u e l
Y
e iv in
.
75th birthday. Born in Odessa, Russia, Septem-
ber 2, 1896. Settling with his family in Palestine as a child, he
studied Egyptology in Europe. During the British Mandate, he
served as principal Hebrew translator to the government and
later as director of the Department of Antiquities of the State of
Israel. His works have been devoted to archaeology and Egypt-
ology. He has been very active in the work of the Israel Explora-
tion Society.
M
oses
M
eir
Y
oshor
. 75th birthday. Born in Ostrov-Mazoviezk,
Poland, November
23, 1896.
Since
1921
in this country, he has
been a rabbi in Brooklyn for many years. His major work has
been about the life and work of the Hofetz Hayyim, the leading
Polish rabbi in the generation before the Holocaust. These works
have been published in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
J
o seph
Z
edner
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Glogau,
Germany, in 1804, died in Berlin, October 10, 1871. For many
years he was in charge of the Hebrew collection of the Library at
the British Museum in London and compiled the catalogue of this
collection, a pioneer work in this field, still useful to librarians
today.
H
illel
Z
e it l in
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Korma,
Russia, in 1871, died in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He was a
prolific writer in both Hebrew and Yiddish. For years he wrote
for the Yiddish press in Poland. His articles and books cover a
wide range of subjects, such as Zionism, Hasidism, and the modern
religious Jewish outlook.