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W
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— J
ew ish
L
it e r a r y
A
nn iver sar ie s
1 0 1
cordances to the
Mishnah,
the
Tosefta
, the
Targum Onkelos,
one
of the Aramaic translations of the Pentateuch, and the Talmud.
The last is incomplete, but the work is being carried on by his son.
S
a m u e l
K
r a u s s
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Uk, Hun­
gary, in 1866, died in Cambridge, England, June 4, 1948. For
many years he headed the rabbinical seminary in Vienna. He
made important contributions in tracing Greek and Latin loan
words in Rabbinic literature. He also investigated the social and
cultural life of the Jews during the Talmudic period.
J
eshurun
K
eshet
.
80th birthday. Born near Warsaw, Novem­
ber 29, 1893. In Palestine since 1926, he has published volumes
of poetry and literary criticism and has translated some of the
best works of modern literature into Hebrew, among them works
by Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Winston Churchill, and August
Strindberg.
J
a c o b
K
l a t z k in
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Kortuzkaya
Bereza, White Russia, in 1882, died near Lausanne, Switzerland,
March 26, 1948. A Hebrew writer and Zionist publicist, he was
one of the editors of the incomplete German
Encyclopaedia
Judaica
(1928-1934). Another important work was an anthology
of medieval Hebrew philosophical writings preceded by a Hebrew
dictionary of philosophical terms.
J
ac o b
Z.
L
a u t e r b a ch
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Galicia, January 6, 1873, died in Cincinnati in 1942. Trained
for the rabbinate in Germany, he came to this country at the
turn of the century as one of the editors of the rabbinic depart­
ment of the
Jewish Encyclopedia.
Later he served for many years
as professor of Talmud at the Hebrew Union College. His ma­
jor work was an edition and English translation of the
Mekilta,
the 2nd century commentary to the Book of Exodus.
S
a u l
L
ie b e rm an
.
75th birthday. Born in Mitili, Russia, May
27, 1898. For many years a professor of rabbinics at The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America in New York and a prolific
scholar in his field, he has been preparing an edition of the
Tosefta
with a very extensive commentary. In English there have appeared
Greek in Jewish Palestine
and
Hellenism in Jewish Palestine.
J
o sh u a
L
oth
L
ie bm a n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in
Hamilton, Ohio, in 1907, died in Boston, June 9, 1948. A promi­
nent Reform rabbi and outstanding preacher, he made a deep
impression on millions of readers by his major work,
Peace of
Mind.