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W
ien e r
—J
ew ish
L
iterary
A
nniversaries
109
I
saac
M
oses
R
u m s c h
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Zeze-
mer, near Vilna, April 6, 1822, died in Vilna in 1894. A contrib-
utor to the Haskalah periodicals of his time, he became popular
through his free translation of
Robinson Crusoe
by Defoe into
Hebrew.
Dov
S
a d a n
(formerly Stock). 70th birthday. Born in Brody,
Galicia, February 21, 1902. In Palestine since 1925, he was one
of the editors of
Davar,
the major daily newspaper. Since 1952
he has been professor of Yiddish literature at the Hebrew Univer-
sity, also more recently director of its Institute of Jewish Studies
and a member of the Knesset. He has published much literary
criticism in journals and newspapers, later brought together in
several volumes of studies.
G e r s h o m S c h o l e m .
75th birthday. Born in Berlin, December
5,
1897. In Jerusalem since 1923, he was first connected with the
Hebrew University Library and later professor of Jewish mysti-
cism, a subject to which he has devoted numerous studies in Ger-
man, Hebrew and English. Best-known in this country is his
Major Trends of Jewish Mysticism.
J
o h a n n
J
ako b
S
c h u d t
.
250th anniversary of death. Born in
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1664, died there February 14,
1722. A Christian interested in Jewish life, he wrote a work on
Jewish customs and another one about the Jews in Frankfurt, both
being important for an understanding of the Jews in Frankfurt
at his time.
I
saac
S
e l a
.
70th birthday. Born in Poland, September 2, 1902.
A Hebrew educator, living in Palestine since 1935, he is now
connected with Israel’s Ministry of Education, and has published
numerous collections of poems, stories, plays and children’s books.
S
h l o m o
S
h u n a m i
.
75th birthday. Born in Munkacz, Hungary,
October 4, 1897. For many years on the staff of the Hebrew Uni-
versity Library, he has utilized his vast experience in his field
in preparing
The Bibliography of Jewish Bibliographies,
published
in 1936, and in a much enlarged form again in 1965.
N
a h u m
S
lo u sch z
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born near Vilna,
December 1,1872, died in Gedera, Israel, in 1966. A Semitic scholar,
who taught for many years at the Sorbonne in Paris, he also was
a prolific Hebrew writer and translator. He wrote one of the first
histories of modern Hebrew literature to be published in English,
The Renascence of Modern Hebrew Literature.
Another English
work was
Travels in North Africa
(1927) dealing with the history
of the Jews and their contemporary situation in that area.