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H
a y y im
S
ch au ss
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in L ithuan ia in 1884,
died in Los Angeles, October 4, 1953. In this country since 1910,
he had obtained a trad itional and a modern education before
coming here. As a Yiddish teacher he wrote Jewish text-books in
Yiddish, also translated pa r t of the Bible into Yiddish. Two of
his books appeared in English translation,
The Jewish Festivals
(1938), new edition under title
Guide to Jewish Holy Days
(1962),
and
The L ifte tim e of the Jew
(1950), a work tracing the daily
customs of the Jews throughout history.
E
isig
S
ilber schlag
.
75th birthday. Born in Strij, Poland, January
8 ,
1903. For many years president of the Hebrew Teachers College
in Boston, he has published several volumes of Hebrew poetry and
Hebrew translations of the Greek classics, particularly Aristo­
phanes. In English his monograph on
Saul Tschernichowsky, Poet
of Revo lt
and
From Renaissance to Renaissance,
a history of
modern Hebrew literature, have appeared.
S
o lom on
S
koss
.
25tli anniversary of death. Born in Chusovoi, Siberia,
in 1884, died in Philadelphia, April 6, 1953. In the Un ited States
since 1907, he served as professor of Judeo-Arabic studies at Dropsie
College in Philadelphia from 1924 on. In addition to editing
several im po rtan t Judeo-Arabic texts, he also wrote
Saadia Gaon,
the Earliest Hebrew Grammarian
(1955), and a collection of
essays published posthumously,
Portrait of a Jewish Scholar
(1957).
E
ugen
T
a eu b ler
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Gostyn, Posen,
Germany in 1879, died in Cincinnati, August 13, 1953. After studies
of Semitics and ancient history at the University of Berlin and
serving as scientific secretary to the p rom inen t historian Mommsen,
he founded and directed the General Archive of German Jewry
in Berlin. For a while he also lectured at the liberal rabbinical
seminary in Berlin. After World W ar I he helped establish a
research academy of Jewish studies in Berlin. But soon thereafter,
he was appo in ted professor of classics at Zurich and later at
Heidelberg University. In 1941 he came to the Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati as research professor of Hellenistic studies.
In add ition to works on classic history, a collection of biblical
studies dealing with the period of the Judges was published
posthumously.
G
eorge
V
a j d a
.
70th birthday. Born in Budapest, Hungary, October
18, 1908. For many years professor at the rabbinical seminary in
Paris and later at the Sorbonne, he has published numerous works
in French dealing with medieval Jewish philosophy, Cabala, and
also medieval Islam. He has been editor of the
Revue des Etudes
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