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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
I
srael
C
ohen
70th birthday. Bom in Galicia, June 10, 1905. Emigrat­
ing to Palestine in 1925, he was active in the Jewish labor move­
ment and was on the editorial staff and eventually the editor of
the weekly
Ha-Po’el ha-Tsa’ir
for over 30 years. He also wrote
many literary essays, criticism of both Hebrew and world literature,
which were brought together in several collections. He also pre­
pared an anthology of Hebrew essays in English translation.
J
udah
E
rez
75th birthday. Born in Novimirogrod, Russia, May 1,
1900. In Palestine since 1923. Active in the Kibbutz Meuchad, he
has written on Labor Zionism and its history and edited a picture
album of Ben-Gurion as well as the latter’s collected writings.
R
ichard
F
eder
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Czechoslovakia,
August 26, 1875, died in Prague in 1970. A rabbi who served
Czech congregations throughout his life, eventually becoming chief
rabbi of Bohemia, he survived the Holocaust and described his
experiences in a Czech work. In addition to various popular works
on Jews and Judaism in Czech, he also did research on the history
of smaller Jewish communities in Czechoslovakia.
N
athan
F
e inberg
80th birthday. Born in Kovno, Lithuania, June 6,
1895. The first dean of the law school at Hebrew University, he
has written mainly in the field of international law, representing
Israel at the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
His works in English include,
Some Problems of the Palestine
Mandate
(1936) and
T he Arab-Israel Conflict in International
Law
(1970). He also was co-editor of
T he Jewish Year Book of
International Law
(1949).
M
oses
F
einstein
80th birthday. Born in Uzda, Russia, March 3, 1895.
In the United States since 1937, after having served as a rabbi in
Eastern Europe until that time, he has become one of the leading
authorities of Orthodox Jewish law. In addition to collections of
responsa, he also wrote commentaries on various tractates of the
Talmud. He particularly dealt with the problems of modern
science and technology in the light of Jewish tradition. In 1973
he published a selection of his comments on the Pentateuch in
English under the title,
T he Bastion of Faith.
Louis
F
inkelste in
80th birthday. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 14,
1895. President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America for
many years, he has been a leading figure in the Conservative
movement in the United States. In addition to preparing critical
editions of such rabbinic classics as the
Sifra
and the
Sifre,
he
edited a collective work on Jewish history and civilization under
the title,
T he Jews: The ir History, Culture, and Religion
(1st ed.,
1949, since then reprinted and augmented several times). Another