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I
srael
B
elkind
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Logoisk, Russia,
in 1861, died in Berlin, Germany, September 28, 1929. One of
the founders of the Bilu movement of the first modern settlers
of Palestine, he emigrated there in 1882 and eventually founded
a school in Jaffa. He published an autobiography in Yiddish and
a geography of Palestine in Hebrew.
P
h ilip
B
irnbaum
.
75th birthday. Born in Kielce, Poland, March 30,
1904. In the United States since 1923, he has been a Hebrew
educator. He has become well-known through his several editions
of the
Siddur
and the
Mahzor
with English translations and an-
notations. He also wrote a short encyclopedia of Judaism,
A Book
of Jewish Concepts
(1964), and a
Hebrew-English Abridged Edi-
tion of the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah
(1942).
B
oris
D.
B
ogen
.
50th anniversary of birth. Born in Moscow in 1869,
died in Los Angeles, June 26, 1929. A Jewish social worker, who
first taught at the Baron De Hirsch Agricultural School in Wood-
bine, N.J., he became head of the United Jewish Charities of
Cincinnati and later during World War I did overseas work for
the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. His views
on
Jewish Philanthropy
(1917) differed from the conventional
approach, in that he wanted the social worker to help intensify
the Jewish loyalty of his client. He also wrote an autobiography,
Born a Jew,
published posthumously in 1930.
N
ahum
B
omze
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Galicia in 1906,
died in New York, May 13, 1954. A Yiddish poet who lived in
Eastern Europe until 1948, when he came to America, he pub-
lished four collections of his poetry, beginning in 1929.
I
srael
C
ohen
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Manchester,
England, April 24, 1879, died in London in 1961. Throughout
his life he was active in Zionist organizational work, for many
years as secretary of the World Zionist Organization in London,
issuing also its reports. He wrote numerous books and pamphlets
on Zionism and Jewish history, including
A Short History of
Zionism
(1951),
Contemporary Jewry
(1950),
A Jewish Pilgrim-
age
(1956), an autobiography, and a life of Theodor Herzl in 1959.
D
avid
E
inhorn
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Dispeck, Ba-
varia, Germany, in 1809, died in New York, November 2, 1879.
A radical Reform rabbi, he served in various German communities
and participated also in the rabbinical conference in Frankfort in
1845, expounding his views vigorously at all times. In 1855 he
came to this country, officiating successively in Baltimore, Phila-
delphia, and New York. Here, likewise, he opposed the moder-
ate
reforms of
Isaac
Mayer Wise in Cincinnati. His principal