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e w ish
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A
b r a h a m
S
o lom on
F
re idu s
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Riga, Russia, in 1867, died in New York, October 2, 1923. In
America since the turn of the century, he eventually became the
chief of the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library. The
classification scheme for Judaica he devised there was adopted by
many other Jewish libraries in this country.
Ju l iu s Fuerst. 100th anniversary of death. Born in Zerkov,
Germany, in 1805, died in Leipzig, February
9,
1873.
A
professor
of Oriental languages at the University of Leipzig, he was one of
the first Jews to hold such a position. His work was mainly devoted
to Hebrew philology and bibliography. He also edited a scholarly
journal.
H
aro ld
L
ou is
G
in sberg
.
70th birthday. Born in Montreal,
December 6, 1903. A professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America he has written on the books of Daniel and
Ecclesiastes and was a member of the committee of translators for
the new English version of the Bible now being published by the
Jewish Publication Society of America.
Louis
G
inzberg
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Kovno,
Lithuania, November 28, 1873, died in New York in 1953. After
studies in Germany, he served on the staff of the
Jewish Encyclo­
pedia
and became professor of Talmud at The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America. His best-known work in English is the
7-volume
Legends of the Jews,
also published in an abridged
edition. This work traces the Bible stories as retold by the rabbis.
N
a h u m
N . G
l at ze r
.
70th birthday. Born in Lvov, Poland,
March 25, 1903. An associate of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin
Buber in Germany, he has taught in Israel and is now professor
of Jewish studies at Brandeis University. In recent years he has
published anthologies on Judaism and Jewish history, bringing
otherwise hardly accessible materials to the American reader. He
also has edited English editions of the works of Buber, Rosen­
zweig, and Samuel Joseph Agnon, the Noble laureate.
J
u l iu s
H.
G
reen stone
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Mariampol, Russia, April 25, 1873, died in Philadelphia in 1955.
For many years he headed Gratz College in Philadelphia, training
several generations of Jewish educators. His major work is
The
Messiah Idea in Jewish History.
He also wrote a commentary to
the book of
Numbers
in a series published by the Jewish Publi­
cation Society of America.