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he served as the first president o f Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Among his scholarly publications was
Ta rgum Jonathan to the Prophets
(1927) and also a Hebrew work on the Targum to the Hagiographa.
H
ayy im
C
o es l in
.
150th anniversary of death. Died in Stettin, Germany,
March 21, 1832. He is best remembered for a popular Hebrew
grammar, which was published first in Hamburg in 1788 and re ­
printed many times. He also wrote about the language o f the Mish-
nah, calling attention to the expansion o f the Hebrew vocabulary in
that work.
A
braham
C
ron bach
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Indianapolis,
February 16, 1882, died in Cincinnati in 1965.
A
Reform rabbi, who
eventually became professor of Jewish social studies at the Hebrew
Union College, he espoused throughout his life an uncompromising
devotion to pacifism. He advanced his views in
The Jewish Peace Book
(\92tT}, Peace Storiesf o r Jewish Children
(1932 ), and
The Questf o r Peace
(1937 , reprint 1972). In addition to text-books for Jewish religious
schools, he also wrote
The Bible and Our Social Outlook
(1941 ), em­
bodying his views on social justice.
L
ew is
N.
D
em b itz
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Zirke, Posen, then
Germany, in 1833, died in Louisville, Kentucky, March 11, 1907. A
practicing attorney in Louisville, who made significant contributions
to the legal literature o f his day, he also took a deep interest in Jewish
life. At first he was active in the Union of American Hebrew Con­
gregations and the curriculum planning for the Hebrew Union
College, but later he turned to Conservative Judaism, helping to
found the Jewish Theological Seminary o f America. He wrote in
addition to
Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home
(
1898), some articles
on Jewish law for the
Jewish Encyclopedia,
and translated Exodus and
Leviticus for the Bible translation eventually published by the Jewish
Publication Society of America in 1917.
A
braham
G.
D
u k e r
.
75th birthday. Born in Rypin, Poland, September 7,
1907. In the United States since 1923, he has been active in Jewish
organizations and in research on contemporary Jewish problems.
He served as president of the College of Jewish Studies in Chicago,
as librarian at Yeshiva University and as chairman of the Depart­
ment o f Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College. Most recently he edited
an anthology of articles that had appeared in
Jewish Social Studies,
a
journal that he had edited for a number of years,
Emancipation and
Counter-Emancipation
(1974). His
Studies in Polish-Jewish History and
Relations
was published in 1981.
D
an ie l
E
hrmann
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Mattersdorf,
Bohemia, now Czechoslovakia, in 1816, died in Brno, Czecho­
slovakia, November 15, 1882. A Jewish teacher and rabbi in various
communities in Austria-Hungary, he edited a Jewish periodical,