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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
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he developed a highly original system of thought, assigning to
both Judaism and Christianity their place in the world. After
the war he established a school of adult Jewish education in
Frankfurt, gathering about him a group of thinkers such as Ger-
shorn Scholem, Ernst Simon, Nahum Glatzer, and Erich Fromm.
Together with Martin Buber, he began a new German Bible
translation, carrying on his scholarly work in spite of ever more
debilitating paralysis until his death.
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75th birthday. Born in Kiev, October 10, 1904. In
Palestine since the 1930s, he has been teaching medieval Hebrew
poetry at the Hebrew University since 1942. In addition to
publishing anthologies of Hebrew poetry of Italy, Spain and the
Provence, he has contributed numerous interpretative studies on
this field, stressing the interdependence of Hebrew poetry in
relation to the literature of the surrounding culture.
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ans
J
oachim
S
choeps
.
70th birthday. Born in Berlin, January
30, 1909. A German Jewish scholar who returned to Germany
after the Holocaust, serving as professor of religious and intellec-
tual history at the University of Erlangen, he has written several
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