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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
I
srael
K
lausner
70th birthday. Born in Troki, Lithuania, April
4 ,
1905. In Palestine since 1936, he has served as assistant director
of the Zionist Archives since 1965. His writings in Hebrew deal
with the history of the Jews in Vilna and with the early period
of the Zionist movement.
C
ha im
D
avid
L
ip p e
75th anniversary of death. Born in Stanislavov,
Galicia, in 1823, died in Vienna, August 25, 1900. As a bookseller
in Vienna, he had a wide range of knowledge of Jewish literature
and published a bibliography of Jewish literature. He also wrote
a Hebrew work describing the controversy between Reform and
Orthodoxy in Hungary.
L
eopold
L
oew
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Czemahora,
Czechoslovakia, in 1811, died in Szeged, Hungary, October 13,
1875. The first Reform rabbi in Hungary, he eventually became
rabbi in Szeged, after having served as a chaplain in the Hun­
garian revolutionary army in 1848^49. He wrote several pioneer
studies on the history of Hungarian Jewry. After a learned lec­
ture before the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1868, the
medieval oath Jews had to take in Hungarian courts was abolished.
B
enzion
L
u r ie
70th birthday. Born in Bialystok, Russia, November
4, 1905. In Palestine since 1925, he graduated from the Hebrew
University in Palestine studies. His works deal with the geography
of Israel, including maps and atlases. He also has written about
the Jews in ancient Syria, a biography of Alexander Jannai, the
Maccabean king, and about the Copper Scroll among the Dead
Sea Scrolls.
J
udah
L
e ib
M
a imon
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Marculesti,
Bessarabia, December 10, 1875, died in Jerusalem in 1962. An Or­
thodox rabbi in his home town, he joined the Mizrachi movement
as a young man, attending its founding conference in Vilna.
Throughout his life he participated in Zionist Congresses, even­
tually becoming the Mizrachi representative on the Zionist Exec­
utive. Having settled in Palestine in 1913, he established the
Mosad ha-Rav Kook, the publishing house of the Mizrachi move­
ment in 1936. From its presses have come hundreds of rabbinic
works by contemporary authors as well as new editions of old
texts. It is an important factor in Israeli publishing. He himself
had collected a library of 40,000 volumes. After the establishment
of Israel, he served for a number of years as Minister of Religions.
He also edited the important rabbinic journal
Sinai.
Among his
other writings in the six-volume
Sare ha-Meah,
a collection of
biographies of rabbinic scholars of the past century.
E
l iez er
R
a ph a e l
M
alach i
80th birthday. Born in Jerusalem, March
3, 1895. A scholar who settled in the United States at the age of