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SCHMELZER / ALEXANDER MARX
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other scholarly journals and subjected many important books
to penetrating critical reviews.
Though reputedly not an inspiring classroom teacher, Marx
had a profound influence on his students and on many young
aspiring scholars. They revered him for his personality and
piety, and many were guided by him in their first scholarly
endeavors. There are scores of books with warm expressions
of gratitude to Marx, the teacher and the scholarly guide.
Re turning to Marx’s role as one of the builders of Jewish
scholarship in the United States, note should be taken of his
manifold activities in helping to create and develop the or­
ganizational structure for scholarship. For many years Marx
was a leading figure in such organizations as the Jewish Pub­
lication Society, the American Academy for Jewish Research
and the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. In this capa­
city he helped to promote the publication of many major works
of Jewish scholarship, here and abroad.
A full account of the activities and impact of this great Jewish
man and scholar cannot be given here. The day may come
when some young scholar may choose the life and work of
Alexander Marx as the subject of a monograph. Until such
time, a glimpse of what Alexander Marx created and what he
meant for his contemporaries may be gained by reading the
appreciations and eulogies listed below which were published
by his friends, colleagues and students:
M
in k in
, J
acob
S., “Alexander Marx at Seventy,” in:
Jewish Book A n ­
nual,
7, 1948-49, pp. 74-78.
K
o h u t
, R
ebek ah
,
“Prof. Alexander Marx,” in:
A lexander Marx Jubi­
lee Volume,
English section, New York, 1950, pp. XI-XXIII.
G
o ldm an
, S
o lom o n
,
“T he man of the book,”
ib.,
pp. 1-34.
C
o h e n
, B
oaz
,
“Bibliography of the writings of Professor Alexander
Marx,”
ib.,
pp. 35-59 (302 items).
H
a lk in
,
A. S., “Alexander Marx: Necrology,” in:
Proceedings of the
American Academy for Jewish Research,
vol. 23, 1954, pp. XXXI-
XL III. Also in:
American Jewish Year Book,
vol. 56, 1955, pp.
580-588.
B
loch
, J
o sh ua
,
“Alexander Marx >»?,” 1878-1953, in:
Publication
of the American Jewish Historical Society,
vol. 43, 1954, pp. 241-
252.