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translation, also a volume of Hebrew poetry and translated an
Italian Jewish catechism into Hebrew.
Y
a
akov
R
abinow itz
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Volkovysk,
Poland, December 10, 1875, died in Tel-Aviv in 1948. A Zionist
in Russia, he settled in Palestine in 1910 and contributed to the
Hebrew press there primarily literary criticism. He also wrote
a number of novels and volumes of poetry.
M
a x
R
adin
25th anniversary of death. Born in Kempen, Poland, in
1880, died in San Francisco June 22, 1950. A legal scholar, who
was professor of law at the University of California, his interest
in Jewish lore is evidenced by his works,
The L ife of the People
in Biblical Times
(1929) and
The Jews Among the Greeks
and Romans
(1916).
N
ina
S
alaman
50th anniversary of death. Born in London in 1877,
died there February 22, 1925. In addition to a Jewish children’s
book,
Apples and Honey
(1922, 19272) , she also wrote
Rahel
Morpurgo and other Hebrew Poets of Italy
(1924) and 2 volumes
of translations from Hebrew poetry,
Songs of Exile by Hebrew
Poets
(1901) and
Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi
(1924).
I
saac
Joseph Schneersohn 25th anniversary of death. Born in
Russia in 1880, died in New York, January 28, 1950. One of the
more recent leaders of the Habad-Lubavitch Hasidim, it was he
who transferred their headquarters from Europe to the United
States after having been imprisoned by the Soviets. In addition
to many sermons and addresses in Hebrew and Yiddish, there
appeared in English
The Lubavitcher Rabbi's Memoirs
(1956 -60 ) .
D
avid
S
m ilansky
100th anniversary of birth. Born near Kiev, Russia,
July 29, 1875, died in Tel-Aviv in 1953. Member of a pioneer
settler family in Palestine, he settled permanently there in 1906,
eventually becoming head of the utility department of Tel-Aviv.
His experiences and reminiscences were collected in two Hebrew
volumes, one published posthumously.
M
ilton
S
teinberg
25th anniversary of death. Born in Rochester, N.Y.
in 1903, died in New York, March 20, 1950. A prominent Con­
servative rabbi in New York, he was a friendly critic of the Re­
constructionist movement. His novel,
As a Driven Leaf
(1939)
centers around Elisha ben Abuyah and has his protagonist come
to an accommodation between faith and reason.
Basic Judaism
(1947) enjoyed great popularity.
E
phra im
J
oseph
T
a lm i
70th birthday. Born near Plotsk, Poland,
September 30, 1905. In Palestine since 1925, he has been editor
of
Davar li-Yeladim,
the children’s supplement to the daily news­
paper,
Davar,
since 1956. In addition to children’s books, he has