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G i n s b u r g , J a c o b ,
editor and publisher, communal worker; b. Palukno, Vilno,
Lithuania, April 15, 1870; educated Vilno Yeshiva; came to United States
1892; founder and publisher,
Jewish World,
Philadelphia; active in Federation
of Jewish Charities, Zionist movement, and American Jewish Congress;
Philadelphia, Pa., July 10, 1944.
G i n z b u r g , S im o n ,
Hebrew poet, scholar, editor, translator; b. Lipniky, Volhynia,
Russia; came to United States 1912; ed.
1913-14; ed.
Sefer Hashanah
(Hebrew Year Book), 1915; in Palestine, chm. of exec. bd. Hebrew Writers
Assn; Repr. Hebrew World Union; director, Palestine Culture Fund; dir.
Hebrew Teacher’s Training School, N. Y. C.; aged 53; New York, N. Y.,
Jan. 11, 1944.
K a p l a n , M i t c h e l l M . ,
poet, book collector; b. Chernoble (Kiev Gub.), Russia,
1882; went to America after 1905; author of poems in Yiddish “Ghetto Klan-
gen” and others; comp, and ed. “Panorama of Ancient Letters” ; collector of
rare Judaica and Hebraica; Newark, N. J., October 15, 1944.
K e s s l e r , L e o p o l d ,
engineer, author; formerly London, England; came to United
States 1939; chairman, board,
Jewish Chronicle
, London; chairman, advisory
board, Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization; aged 85; New
York, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1944.
K r a u s , W a l t e r M a x ,
physician, genealogist; b. New York, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1889;
educated Collegiate School, New York City, A.B., 1910, Harvard U. M.D.,
1913, John Hopkins U.; writer on genealogy, particularly of Jews in the
United States; Member Amer. Jewish Historical Soc., Jew. Hist. Soc. of
England, N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Soc.; New York, N. Y., Aug.
22, 1944.
L y o n s , L e o
J., editor and journalist; b. Boston, Mass.; member of staff of
Boston Globe
for fifty yrs.; owner and ed.,
Boston Jewish Advocate
; aged 79;
Brookline, Mass., July 14, 1943.
M e i t e s , H y m a n L . ,
editor, publisher; b. Odessa, Russia; came to United States
1891; founder,
Jewish Record
, 1909; founder and editor
Chicago Jewish
, 1919; organized Jewish Historical Society of Illinois, 1918; pub-
lished history of Jews in Chicago; Chicago, 111., May 3, 1944.
O k o , A d o l p h S i e g m u n d ,
librarian, bibliographer, editor; b. near Kharkov, Russia*
1883; came to United States 1902; educated in Germany; an authority on
Spinoza, trustee of the Domus Spinozana at The Hague; a founder and Amer-
ican secretary of the Societas Spinozana; librarian (1906-1931), Hebrew
Union College, Cincinnati; collected material for Jewish Museum, Cincin-
nati; Hebrew Union College honorary degree LL.D. 1931; author of unpub-
lished Spinoza bibliography and a book on Spinoza’s influence on English and
American thought; associate editor and contributing editor,
Menorah Journal
(1921-1940); editor
Contemporary Jewish Record
(1943-44); New York, Oct. 3
P o r t u g e i z , S e m i o n (S .
Ivanovitch), author, journalist; b. Kishineff, Russia;
came to France, 1920; came to United States 1941; active in socialist move-
ment in Russia under Czarist regime; contributor to
Jewish Daily Forward
aged 63; New York, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1944.
R a b o i ,
( I s a a c ) ,
writer; b. Poland; came to United States 1904; member of
staff of
The Morning Freiheit;
author of “A Strip of the Sea,” “Mr. Golden-
barg” ; aged 62; Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 8, 1944.
R a s k i n , P h i l i p M a x ,
poet; b. Sklove, Russia, Dec. 24, 1884; came to United
States 1916; member of Health Department, Leeds, England, 1906-15;
American Jewish News
, New York, 1917; author of several volumes
of poetry in English, Hebrew and Yiddish; New York, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1944.