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W
ien e r
—J
ew ish
L
iterary
A
nniversaries
105
D
a v id
F
r i sh m a n
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Zgiers,
Poland, (ca.) 1860, died in Berlin, August 4, 1922. A Hebrew
writer, editor and critic, he wrote both poetry and prose. As a
critic he attacked the artificiality of the later Haskalah writers,
striving to raise the standards of Hebrew writings. He also trans-
lated many of the world’s classics into Hebrew.
Meir
S
im o n
Geshuri. 75th birthday. Born in Mislowitz, Ger-
many, April 19, 1897. In Palestine since 1920 he has been director
of the department of trade and industry of the Jewish Agency,
but more recently head of the Institute for Religious Music in
Israel. His writings deal to a large extent with this subject, par-
ticularly hasidic music.
I
ser
G
in sberg
( I
sador
G
inzburg
) .
100th anniversary of birth
and 25th anniversary of death. Born in Develtov, Lithuania,
October 28, 1872, died in New York, October 12, 1947. Although
trained as a physician, he devoted a good deal of his time to Yiddish
literature, serving on the staff of the
Jewish Daily Forward.
Among
his writings is a two-volume work on the Jewish philosophers and
poets of the Middle Ages.
R
u d o l f
G
la n z
.
80th birthday. Born in Vienna, December 21,
1892. In the United States since 1938, he has published many
studies on the history of the immigration of the German Jews
to this country, most recently a comprehensive bibliography in
this field.
Aaron David Gordon. 50th anniversary of death. Born in Troy-
anov, Russia, in 1856, died in Dagania, Palestine, February 22,
1922. After settling in Palestine as a halutz in 1904, he advocated
the return of the Jews to the soil in his Hebrew essays, exercising
a profound influence on the Zionist labor movement. In English
translation appeared his
Selected Essays
(1938).
L
eo n
G
o t t l ie b
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Grodziesk,
Poland, in 1878, died in New York, January 13, 1947. A staff
member of the
Jewish Daily Forward
since his arrival in this coun-
try in 1901, he was a prolific writer of Yiddish novels, plays, articles
and reviews.
M
ic h a e l
G
u t t m a n n
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Fele-
gyhaza, Hungary, February
6
, 1872, died in Budapest in 1942.
He taught Talmud and Rabbinics at the Breslau and Budapest
rabbinical seminaries. In addition to many studies in Hungarian
and German, he began a Talmudic dictionary in Hebrew, which,
however, remained incomplete.
H
eb r ew
T
h eo log ic a l
C
o ll eg e
.
50th anniversary of founding.
Established in Chicago as an Orthodox rabbinical seminary in