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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
G
ideon
B
r ec iie r
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Prossnitz,
Moravia, in 1797, died there May 14, 1873. A physician, who had
written his doctoral thesis on medicine in the Talmud, he edited
the
Kusari
of Judah ha-Levi with an extensive Hebrew commen­
tary. He also wrote works on Judaism in German. Posthumously
an incomplete concordance to Biblical proper names was published.
Abraham Isaac Bromberg. 75th birthday. Born in Ostrov-
Mazoviec, Poland, April
14, 1898.
In Palestine since
1941,
he has
written a series of biographies of hasidic leaders and other rab­
binic scholars, of which so far
29
volumes have appeared.
G
e d a l iah
B
u b l ic k
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Grodno,
Russia, in 1875, died in New York, March 18, 1948. Throughout
his life he was active in the Zionist movement and contributed to
the Hebrew and Yiddish press.
E
m i l
B
ernhard
C
ohn
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Berlin in 1881, died in Los Angeles, February 28, 1948. For many
years a prominent rabbi and Zionist leader in Germany, he came
to this country during the Hitler period. In addition to popular
works on Judaism, he also wrote novels, poetry, and plays, some
of which were performed successfully on the German stage. In
English he wrote
David Wolffsohn: Herzl’s Successor
and
Stories
and Fantasies from the Jewish Past.
A
zr iel
E
isenberg
.
70th birthday. Born in Russia, August 29,
1903. One of the foremost American Jewish educators, he has been
executive vice-president of the Jewish Education Committee in
New York. He has produced a wide variety of Jewish religious
school text books, most recently a source book of Jewish history
for young people.
B
enzion
E
isen stadt
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Kletzk,
Russia, March 13, 1873, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1951. A rabbi
in this country since the turn of the century, he published sermons
and other rabbinic works in Hebrew, in addition to several vol­
umes of biographical dictionaries about rabbis in this country
and abroad, also several albums of Orthodox rabbis.
A
b r a h a m
J
eh iel
F
e ldm a n
.
80th birthday. Born in Kiev, Russia,
June 28, 1893.
A
Reform rabbi in Hartford, Conn., he has been
editor of
The Jewish Ledger
in his community and associate editor
of the
English-Yiddish Encyclopedic Dictionary
(1910-11). His
sermons have been published in several volumes as well as several
series of Alumni Lectures at the Hebrew Union College.