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brought together posthumously in several volumes. He also trans­
lated several German histories of philosophy into Hebrew.
A
aron
I
saac
G
o l d en blum
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Kem-
pen, Posen, February 4, 1828, died in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1913.
After studying at the University of Vienna, he eventually settled
in Odessa, and helped edit the German supplement of the Hebrew
journal
ha-Melits.
He was one of the first to teach Jewish religion
in Russian high schools. He also edited a Hebrew almanac,
Kohelet,
in 1881.
S
o lom on
G
o l dm a n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Volhynia,
Russia in 1893, died in Chicago, May 14, 1953. A p rom inen t Con­
servative rabbi, who served in Chicago from 1929 un til his death,
he was considered one of the outstanding orators in American
Jewry. Th is gift he utilized to advocate passionately the cause of
Zionism and all o ther positive Jewish endeavors. He wrote
A
Rabb i Takes Stock
(1931) ;
The Jew and the Universe
(1936);
Crisis and Decision
(1938) ; and
Undefeated
(1940). He planned
a series of volumes tracing the influence of the Bible on world
literature of which three appeared,
The Book of Books
(1948),
In the Beginning
(1949), and
From Slavery to Freedom
(1958).
R
obert
G
ordis
.
70th birthday. Born in New York City, February 6,
1908. A p rom inen t Conservative rabbi and professor of Bible at
the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, he has published
commentaries on Job, Koheletli, now in its th ird edition, also on
the Song of Songs, and Lamentations. Two volumes of shorter
essays on Biblical subjects are
Poets, Prophets, and Sages
(1971),
and
The Word and the Book
(1976). In addition to volumes of
sermons and essays on modern religion, he also wrote
Conservative
Judaism
(1945).
G
ustav
G
o t th e il
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Pinne, Germany,
in 1827, died in New York, April 15, 1903. A liberal rabbi in Berlin
under Samuel Holdheim, he became rabbi at Temple Emanu-El
in New York in 1873. He published a devotional work,
Sun and
Shield
(1896), in tended for the use in the snyagogue. One of the
few American Reform rabbis to support Zionism from the outset,
he was among the founders of the Federation of American Zionists.
H
ay im
G
reenberg
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Todoristi, Bes­
sarabia, in 1889, died in New York, March 3, 1953. A Zionist writer
from his youth, he was active in literary circles in Odessa before
World W ar I and during the W ar edited a Zionist magazine in
Moscow in Russian. After the Russian Revolution, he was eventual­
ly forced to flee Russia, first settling in Berlin as editor of the
Hebrew organ of the World Zionist Organization and then moving