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W
ien e r
—J
ew ish
L
iterary
A
nniversaries
107
L
eo
J
u n g
.
80th birthday. Born in Uhersky Brod, Moravia,
Austria-Hungary, now Czechoslovakia, June 20, 1892. In the
United States since 1922 where he has been serving as rabbi of
the Jewish Center in New York and professor of Ethics at Yeshivah
University, he has espoused the Orthodox point of view in his
writings, particularly in the collection
The Jewish Library.
He
was the only American scholar to contribute to the Soncino Tal-
mud translation.
L
e o po ld
K
o m p e r t
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Muench-
engraetz, Austria, May 15, 1822, died in Vienna in 1886. His novels
deal with the life of the Jews in the ghetto of his time, depicting
its positive side. He also treats the subject of intermarriage sympa-
thetically.
F
ish e l
L
a c h ow e r
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Chorezele,
Poland, in 1883, died in Tel-Aviv, February 22, 1947. Before
emigrating to Palestine in 1927, he already had made his mark
as a Hebrew writer and editor, having served as director of the
Stybel Publishing House in Warsaw. In addition to editing the
writings of the modern Hebrew classics, he has produced a multi-
volume history of modern Hebrew literature in Hebrew.
J
o se ph
L
e f tw ic h
.
80th birthday. Born in Zuthpen, Holland.
September 20,1892. A Jewish journalist in England, he has brought
Yiddish literature to the attention of the English reader through
his anthology
The Golden Peacock.
Another work,
Yisroel,
per-
forms the same task for medieval and modern Jewish literature
in other languages. He also has translated many Yiddish works
into English.
A
br a h a m
L
iessin
(W
a l t
) .
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Minsk, Russia, May 19, 1872, died in New York in 1938. In New
York since 1897, where he worked on the
Jewish Daily Forward,
he later became editor of the Yiddish magazine
Zukunft,
espousing
Socialist ideals. His memoirs were published in Yiddish as well
as in Hebrew translation.
I
saac
L
u r ia
.
400th anniversary of death. Born in Jerusalem in
1534, died in Safed, Palestine, July 15, 1572. The foremost Cabalist
of his day, he published nothing during his lifetime, but his
disciple Hayyim Vital collected all his sayings and preserved them
for posterity.
S
im o n
M
a r k u s
.
75th birthday. Born near Lodz, Poland, January
19, 1897. After teaching in Bulgaria and in the rabbinical semi-
nary in Rhodes, he spent World War 2 in Russia and emigrated
to Israel in 1949. His researches have dealt with the history of
the Jews in the Balkan, also with the Ladino language. He has