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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
H
a y y im
H
a z a z
.
75th birthday. Born near Kiev, Russia, Sep­
tember 16, 1898. In Palestine since 1931, he is one of the major
Hebrew novelists today. One of his works was translated into
English under the title,
Mori Sa’id.
One of the themes he has
dealt with is the adjustment of the immigrants from Yemen.
M
ic h a e l
H
e il p r in
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Piotrkow, Russia, February 23, 1823, died in Summit, New Jersey,
in 1888. Best known as a journalist and a contributor to
Apple­
ton’s Encylocpedia of American Biography,
he also wrote
The
Historical Poetry of the Ancient Jews,
and translated David Ein-
horn’s Reform prayerbook from German into English.
S
o lom on
H
il l e l s
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Bar,
Russia, March 12, 1873, died in Tel Aviv in 1953. A successful
Jewish educator in Romania, United States, and Israel, he wrote
novels and works for children, some with the background of his
native Bessarabia.
E
m i l
G.
H
ir sch
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Luxem­
bourg in 1851, died in Chicago, January 7, 1923. For many years
a leading Reform rabbi in Chicago, renowned as preacher and
community leader, he left behind a collection of sermons published
under the title
My Religion.
P
erez
H
ir sch be in
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Klestchel,
Russia, in 1880, died in Los Angeles, August 16, 1948. He was one
of the noted playwrights for the Yiddish stage; one of his plays
translated into English was
The Haunted Inn.
Others appeared
in various collections of plays translated from the Yiddish.
H
a im
Z
eev
H
ir schberg
.
70th birthday. Born in Tarnopol,
Poland, January 30, 1903. A professor at Bar-Ilan University in
Ramat-Gan, Israel, he has concentrated on the history of the Jews
in Arab countries. In addition to a history of the Jews in North
Africa, he also has edited medieval Hebrew texts.
J
udah
L
oeb
J
e itele s
.
200th anniversary of birth. Born in
Prague, March 30, 1773, died in Vienna in 1838. An adherent of
the Haskalah, he contributed articles to the
Meassef
and
Bikkure
Ha-Ittim,
the major organs of this movement. He also published
an Aramaic grammar in Hebrew and a collection of poems and
articles in Hebrew.
C
h a im
J
o sh u a
K
a s o v s k y
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Jerusalem, January 4, 1873, died there in 1960. A student of Rab­
binic literature, he devoted his literary work to compiling con­