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W IENER / JEW ISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
Y
om
-T
ov
L
ewinsky
.
80th birthday. Born in Zambrow, Poland, July
11, 1899. In Palestine since 1935, he has been associated with the
Dvir Publishing House and also served as editor of a Hebrew
folklore journal. His principal work has been the
Sefer ha-
Moadim,
first published in 1956, an 8־volume anthology on the
Jewish festivals, which proved very popular and has gone through
several editions.
E
liezer
M
eir
L
ipschuetz
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Skole,
Poland, September 15, 1879, died in Jerusalem in 1946. An early
advocate of Hebrew as a spoken language, he organized a He-
brew speaking circle that included Samuel Joseph Agnon, the
later Nobel laureate. After settling in Jerusalem in 1910, he
taught at Hebrew teachers’ institutes for the rest of his life,
serving at the end as head of the Mizrachi Teachers’ Seminary in
Jerusalem. In addition to a biography of Rashi (1912) he also
wrote many articles on pedagogic and literary subjects, which
were collected in 3 volumes published posthumously.
J
akob
L
oewenberg
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Niederntudorf,
Westphalia, Germany, in 1856, died in Hamburg, February 7,
1929. Principal of a private school in Hamburg, he wrote poems
and short stories, some on Jewish themes. An assimilationist in
spite of many anti-Semitic experiences, he described in his auto-
biographical novel
Aus zwei Quellen
(From two sources, 1914),
how he drew his spiritual sustenance from German culture and
Judaism. One of his anthologies of German poetry was published
in more than a quarter of a million copies.
D
avid
S
amuel
L
oewinger
.
75th birthday. Born in Debrecen, Hun-
gary, February 17, 1904. From 1931 he taught Bible and Talmud
at the rabbinical seminary in Budapest, serving as its director
from 1942 until 1950, when he settled in Israel. There he has been
active as director of the Institute of Microfilms of Hebrew Manu-
scripts at the Jewish National and University Library. More
recently he has prepared facsimile editions of Sephardic piyyu-
tim and medieval rabbinic works in manuscript up till now.
E
ude
L
olli
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Gorizia, Italy, in
1826, died in Padua, December 15, 1904. Ordained at the rab-
binical seminary in Padua, he taught at his alma mater as well
as the local university. He published a dictionary of rabbinic
Hebrew and a Hebrew grammar in Italian. His studies about
the Cabala were edited in one volume. He also contributed to
the Italian Jewish press, to Ahad ha-Am’s journal
ha-Shiloah,
and to the
Jewish Encyclopedia.