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ien e r
—J
ew ish
L
iterary
A
nniversaries
103
Z
a l m a n
I
saac
A
n o k h i
(A
ro n so n
)
. 25th anniversary of death.
Born in Liadi, Russia, in 1878, died in Tel-Aviv, October 14,
1947.
A
writer who first published in Hebrew, he later concen-
trated on Yiddish where he made his mark, particularly with
Hasidic stories.
S
a u l
A
sch er
.
150th anniversary of death. Born in Berlin, in
1767, died there December
8
, 1822. In his writings he advocated
the emancipation of the Jews and religious reforms in the Jewish
community. He also wrote works against antisemitism.
B
enjamin
H
irsch
(Z
ebi
B
enjamin
) A
uerbach
. 100th anni-
versary of death. Born in Neuwied, Germany, in 1808, died in
Halberstadt, Germany, September 29, 1872. One of the first mod-
ern Orthodox rabbis in Germany, he published some German
sermons, also an important history of the Jewish community of
Halberstadt as well as a popular religious school text. Among
his Hebrew writings is a work about circumcision and a critique
of Zacharias Frankel’s introduction to the Mishnah.
Seligmann Baer. 75th anniversary of death. Born in Mosbach,
Germany, in 1825, died in Biebrich, Germany, March 31, 1897.
A student of the Masorah, the Rabbinic notes to the Biblical text,
he edited most of the Biblical books together with the prominent
Christian scholar Franz Delitzsch. Another major work of
his
was the edition of the Siddur with a historical commentary, tracing
the origins of the prayers.
A
k ib a
B
e n
-E
zra
.
75th birthday. Born in Gorodets, Russia, April
8
, 1897. In the United States since 1914, he has been active as a
teacher of Hebrew, has published texts for children, also biog-
raphies of rabbis in Hebrew, as well as edited a memorial volume
about his home town community in Yiddish. For a number of
years he has prepared a useful bibliography of Hebrew books
־ published in this country for the Hebrew weekly
Hadoar.
E
l iezer
B
e n
-Y
e h u d a h
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Luzhky, Lithuania, in 1857, died in Jerusalem, December 16,
1922. He is considered the father of modern Hebrew, for since
his emigration to Palestine in 1881 he championed the cause of
Hebrew as the main language of Palestine Jewry and also wrote
the first
Thesaurus of the Hebrew Language,
which he did not
live to see completed, but which was brought to conclusion by
others.
J
a co b
S
a m u e l
B
ick
.
200th anniversary of birth. Born in Brody,
Galicia, July
6
, 1772, died there in 1831. An active contributor
to the Haskalah periodicals,
Bikkure ha-Ittim, Kerem Hemed,
and
Ha-Zefirah
where he published poems translated from the English