Page 116 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 34

Basic HTML Version

106
JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
M
oses
P
hilippson
-A
rnswalde
. 200th anniversary of birth. Bora in
Sandersleben, Germany, May 9, 1777, died in Dessau, Germany,
in 1814. A teacher in the modern Jewish school in Dessau, he
established a Hebrew printing press there and prepared German
translations and commentaries to Joel, Hosea, Habakkuk, and
Daniel. He also wrote a Hebrew primer which appeared in a
Dutch translation. Among the works he published was the revived
Ha-Meassef
(1811) to which he contributed some Hebrew poems.
He was the father of Ludwig Philippson, a prominent Liberal
rabbi in Germany and founder of the
Allgemeine Zeitung des
Judentums,
the major German Jewish magazine in the 19th century.
H a y y im Z eev R e in e s .
75th birthday. Born in Lithuania, December 2,
1902. A Rabbinic scholar and teacher in this country, he has
published Hebrew works on such topics as the worker in the
Talmud and Midrash, the individual and the community in
Judaism and collections of essays on Jewish ethics, law and
sociology.
J a c o b R im on .
75th birthday. Born in Poland, December 2, 1902.
Brought to Palestine as a child, he was a municipal official in
Tel-Aviv. He has published Hebrew poetry, fiction, and children’s
literature.
A
braham
S
imon
W o l f
R
osenbach
. 25th anniversary of death. Born
in Philadelphia, in 1876, died there July 1, 1952. The founder
and developer of the largest and most prestigious antiquariat of
books in the United States, he brought to light innumerable rari­
ties and prepared several catalogues of important books. His
major contribution to Jewish bibliography was
An American Jewish
Bibliography
(1926), listing in chronological order all books of
Jewish interest published in what is now the United States from
the beginning of the American settlement till 1850. Although
since that time several supplements to this list have appeared it is
still valuable as a pioneer effort.
Dov
Sadan
(formerly
S to c k )
. 75th birthday. Born in Brody, Galicia,
February 21, 1902. In Palestine since 1925, he was one of the
editors of
Davar,
the major Israeli daily newspaper. After 1952
he was professor of Yiddish literature at the Hebrew University,
and more recently director of its Institute of Jewish Studies and
a member of the Knesset. He has published much literary criticism
in journals and newspapers, later collected in several volumes
of studies.
G e rsh om S c h o lem .
80th birthday. Born in Berlin, December 5, 1897.
In Jerusalem since 1923, he eventually became professor of Jewish