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17, he is best known for his bibliographies of such Hebrew writ­
ers as A. M. Luncz, S. A. Horodetzky, Simon Dubnow, and Chaim
Tchernowitz; also of Bialik, Tchernichovsky, Peretz, Sokolow, and
various American Hebrew authors. He also edited the letters of
the Hebrew writer David Frischmann and published various
studies on the history of the Yishuv.
Henry M a l te r 50th anniversary of death. Born in Bonze, Poland,
in 1864, died in Philadelphia, April 4, 1925. After traditional
studies at home, he secured a secular education in Germany.
Among his teachers was Moritz Steinschneider, the famous Jewish
bibliographer whose essay on Jewish literature, which had been
a pioneer work in its field, Malter translated into Hebrew. His
doctoral dissertation in Heidelberg dealt with the influence of
the Arabic philosopher al-Ghazzali on medieval Jewish thought.
In 1900 he emigrated to this country to become a professor of
philosophy at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Because
of his Zionist sympathies he resigned from the College faculty
along with several other professors in 1907, eventually becoming
professor of Talmudic literature at the Dropsie College in Phila­
delphia. His chief work was
Saadia Gaon, His L ife and Work
(1921). He also prepared the bi-lingual edition of the Talmudic
tractate
Taanit
for the Schiff Library of Jewish Classics of the
Jewish Publication Society of America (1928).
I
saac
M
arkon
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Rybinsk, Russia,
January 27, 1875, died in Ramsgate, England, in 1949. A lib­
rarian in Czarist Russia, later of the Jewish community in Ham­
burg, and finally at the Montefiore College in Ramsgate, he was
a contributor to the Russian Jewish encyclopedia that was pub­
lished before the first World War as well as to the
Encyclopaedia
Judaic
in Germany. He also dealt in his writings with the
Karaites, preparing several editions of Karaite works.
J
oseph
S
au l
N
athanson
100th anniversary of death. Born in Be-
rezhani, Poland, in 1810, died in Lemberg, March 4, 1875. From
1857 until his death he was rabbi in Lemberg and was recognized
as one of the outstanding Halakhists of his age. In general he
was considered lenient in his interpretation of the Jewish law.
Although opposed to Hasidic practices, he had friendly relations
with some Hasidic teachers. His principal work is his collection
of responsa, published in 6 volumes.
M
oses
J
acob
O
ttolengh i
75th anniversary of death. Born in Li­
vorno, Italy, in 1840, died in Salonica, Greece, December 12, 1900.
A pupil of Elijah Benamozegh, he first was a Jewish teacher in
Italy, then in Salonica. He wrote a Hebrew play with Ladino