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out his life he published rabbinic texts from manuscripts and
also wrote about Maimonides.
Z
a do c
K
a h n
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Mommenheim, Alsace,
in 1839, died in Paris, December 8, 1905. A brilliant career as
French rabbi was capped by his appointment as chief rabbi of
France A. significant early study on slavery in the Bible and the
Talmud , which also appeared in Hebrew translation, enhanced his
reputation. He also was in charge of the French Jewish Bible
translation, which has been reprinted several times. In addition
to collections of sermons, he also wrote articles for the
Jewish
Encyclopedia
on French subjects and was instrumental in estabĀ­
lishing the French Jewish scholarly periodical,
Revue des etudes
juives.
R
e u v e n
K
a t z
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Lithuania, April 12,
1880, died in Petah-Tikva, Israel, in 1963. After serving as rabbi in
Russia, he emigrated to this country, where he was rabbi in
Bayonne, N. J. From 1932 until his death he was chief rabbi of
Petah-Tikva. In addition to being active in Jewish community
work, he published a collection of responsa, a commentary on the
Pentateuch, and a series of essays on various religious topics, all
in Hebrew.
I
s r a e l
K
l a u s n e r
.
75th birthday. Born in Troki, Lithuania, April 4,
1905. In Palestine since 1936, he has served as assistant director
of the Zionist Archives since 1965. His writings in Hebrew deal with
the history of the Jews in Vilna and with the early period of the
Zionist movement.
M
a y e r
L
a m b e r t
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Metz, France, in
1863, died in Paris, October 30, 1930. He taught Hebrew and
Arabic at the French rabbinical seminary and at other academic
institutions in Paris. He wrote a Hebrew grammar, and also edited
some of the works of Saadiah Gaon in their Arabic original. He
also served on the board of translators of the French Jewish Bible
translation.
L
u dw ig
L
e w i s o h n
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Berlin in 1882,
died in Miami Beach, Florida, December 31, 1955. His family
settled in Charleston, S. C., early in his youth, and he prepared
for an academic career at Columbia University. For a while he
taught German at Ohio State University. Later he was one of
the American expatriates in Paris, returning to this country before
World War II. He sensed anti-Semitic rejection early in his life,
which is reflected in his autobiographical works
Up Stream
(1922)
and
Mid-Channel
(1929) . In
The Answer: the Jew and the World
(1939) he developed his ideas about the place of the Jews in