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Christian scholar of Semitics and the Bible, he also wrote a
His­
tory of the Jewish People
in ancient times and commentaries to
Job
and the
Song of Songs
, which were translated into English.
He also edited the works of Adolf Neubauer on early Rabbinic
literature in France.
R
euben
ben
H
o sh ke
.
300th anniversary of death. Died in
Prague, April 3, 1673. He wrote several Cabbalistic anthologies,
also a Cabbalistic Midrash to the Pentateuch.
M
orris
R
o senfeld
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Boshko,
Russia, in 1862, died in New York, June 22, 1923. Coming to
this country in 1886, he became the Yiddish poet of the sweatshop.
An English translation of his work,
Songs of the Ghetto,
brought
him wider recognition. In his poems he managed to express the
hardships that the immigrants were suffering.
J
oseph
S
a lvado r
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Mont­
pellier, France, in 1796, died in Versailles, France, March 17,
1873. An assimilated Jew, son of a Catholic mother, he expounded
Judaism vigorously on a rationalistic basis in various French
works. A discussion of Jesus and his doctrines aroused a great
deal of attention in France as well as in the United States.
E
isig
S
ilberschlag
.
70th birthday. Born in Strij, Poland, Jan­
uary 8, 1903. For many years president of the Hebrew Teachers Col­
lege in Boston, he has published several volumes of poetry and
translations from the Greek classics, particularly Aristophanes. Re­
cently there appeared his
Saul Tschernichowsky
:
Poet of Revolt.
M
a x
E
m a n u e l
(Mendel)
S
tern
.
100th anniversary of birth.
Born in Pressburg, Austria-Hungary, in 1811, died in Vienna,
February 9, 1873. He published poetic works in both Hebrew and
German and also translated several books of the Bible, the
Duties
of the Heart
by Bahyah ibn Pakuda, and a part of Moses Mai-
monides’s
Guide to the Perplexed
into German.
M
a y e r
S
ulzberger
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Heidel-
sheim, Germany, in 1843, died in Philadelphia, April 20, 1923.
A judge in Philadelphia and prominent Jewish lay leader, he
also showed great interest in Jewish learning. He assembled a
very large Jewish library, which he bequeathed to The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America. He also wrote
The Polity of
the Ancient Hebrews
and
The Status of Labor in Ancient Israel.
M
e ir
T
e o m im
.
200th anniversary of death. Died in Lvov, Po­
land, July 10, 1773. A rabbi in Lvov, he wrote several rabbinic
works, commenting on the Talmud.
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i e n e r
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