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also plays by Shakespeare. In English there appeared
Such Were
Our Fighters
(1965), a selection of the writings of the Israeli
soldiers who fell in the Israel War of Independence. A one-volume
Hebrew-English dictionary, which he coauthored in 1938, was
reprinted many times.
S
eligman
I
saac
B
aer
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Mosbach,
Germany, September 18, 1825, died in Biebrich, Germany, in
1897. For most of his life a Jewish teacher in Biebrich, he devoted
much of his time to masoretic studies and editing Jewish prayer-
books. Together with the German Bible scholar Franz Delitzsch,
he edited most of the books of the Bible with a critical rendering
of the Masorah. For this work he received an honorary doctorate
from the University of Leipzig. His prayerbook
Avodat Yisrael
(1868) contains in addition to a carefully edited text also an
important historical commentary tracing the origin of the prayers.
S
alo
W.
B
aron
80th birthday. Born in Tarnow, Galicia, May 26,
1895. A graduate of the University of Vienna and ordained at the
rabbinical seminary there, he came to this country in 1927 first
to teach at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and then
at Columbia University, where he became the first professor of
Jewish history at a secular institution. His major work has been
A Social and Religious History of the Jews
(3 vols. 1937; 2d ed. 15
vols. 1952-73, in progress). In this work he tries to show the inter­
relation between Jewish and general history. Another major book
was
T he Jewish Community.
J
udah
B
ehak
75th anniversary of death. Born in Vilna, Russia, in
1820, died in Cherson, Russia, November 15, 1900. A Haskalah
writer who taught at the modern rabbinical seminary in Vilna, he
devoted most of his literary work to Hebrew linguistic studies,
producing one work on Biblical and Talmudic philology and
another one on Aramaic. He also contributed to modernist com­
mentaries on the Bible edited by Benjacob and Lebensohn.
E
lijah
B
enamozegh
75th anniversary of death. Born in Livorno,
Italy, in 1823, died there February 6, 1900. A modern Jewish
scholar of Moroccan origin, he wrote on Judaism in Hebrew,
Italian, and French. One of his works was translated into English
under the title,
Jewish and Christian Ethics with a Criticism of
Mohammedanism.
He was among the few Jewish thinkers of his
day to defend the Kabbalah and the Zohar. His other works in­
clude commentaries to the Pentateuch and the Psalms and a book
about the Essenes.
F
an ia
B
ergstein
25th anniversary of death. Born near Lomza, Poland,
in 1908, died in Gevat, Israel, September 18, 1950. She settled in