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of
Ha-Aretz,
one of the major Hebrew newspapers. He wrote
a monograph on the Bene Mosheh, an early Zionist organization.
A selection of his essays was also collected in book form.
Y
em imah
T
chernowitz
-A
vidar
.
70th birthday. Born in Vilna, October
8, 1909. In Palestine since 1921, she has specialized in children’s
stories. She wrote a regular column for
Davar,
the daily labor
newspaper, and also numerous volumes of story books, one of
which,
The Daughter,
appeared in English in 1969.
N
ehem iah
T
rebitsch
.
200th anniversary of birth. Born in Prague,
August 14, 1779, died there in 1842. As chief rabbi of Moravia,
headquartered in Nikolsburg, he tried to maintain traditional
practice, opposing the appointment of rabbis who preached in
German. Because of this the government withdrew his right to
appoint rabbis in his province. His major work was a commentary
on Maimonides’
Mishneh Torah.
Z
ivion
(Ben Zion Hoffman). 25th anniversary of death. Born in
Latvia in 1874, died in New York October 14, 1954. In this
country since the early part of this century, he became a popular
columnist for the
Jewish Daily Forward
and other Yiddish
periodicals. In Yiddish he also wrote popular works on science
and socialism, as well as a report on a trip to Palestine in the
1920s. He likewise edited a work on the Jewish community in
Pinsk before the Holocaust.
Y
israel
Z
mora
.
80th birthday. Born in Bessarabia, May 7, 1899. In
Palestine since 1925, he is a leading Hebrew literary critic. For
a number of years he edited a literary magazine and also estab-
lished a publishing house. His critical articles have been col-
lected in several volumes. He also has translated French and Rus-
sian works into Hebrew.