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U
m ber to
C
a ssu to
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Florence, Italy,
September 16, 1883, died in Jerusalem in 1951. Trained as a rabbi in
Italy, he first served in Florence, eventually heading the rabbinical
seminary there. Later he accepted the chair in Hebrew at the Uni­
versity of Florence and then in Rome. In 1939 he was appointed
professor of Bible at the Hebrew University. His scholarship em ­
braced the history of Italian Jewry and Bible and biblical archaeol­
ogy. He wrote both in Italian and Hebrew. In English translation
there appeared
Commentary on the Book o f Genesis
(1961 -64 ) , Coramm-
tary on the Book o f Exodus
(1967), and
The Goddess Anath
(1971 ). While
emotionally a traditional Jew he did not reject biblical criticism.
A
braham
C
o r a ln ik
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Uman, Russia,
October 16, 1883, died in New York in 1937. Unlike many other
Yiddish writers Coralnik had a wide education in European lan­
guages and was interested in philosophy. For a time he edited
Herzl’s Zionist magazine
Die Welt
in Vienna, but later came to the
United States as a permanent staff member of the Yiddish daily
Der
Tog.
A t
various times he edited Russian periodicals as well and
prepared an anthology of Russian literature in German translation.
His wide ranging articles on the Jewish scene and on Jewish per­
sonalities were published in several collections in Yiddish and He­
brew after his death.
H
artw ig
D
eren bou rg
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Paris in 1844,
died there April 12 ,1 9 0 8 . While his main field of studies was Arabic,
he also was interested in Jewish studies teaching at the Paris rabbini­
cal seminary before becoming professor of Arabic at an outstanding
French institute. Of his Jewish studies, his edition o f Saadia’s
Judeo-Arabic translation of Isaiah and Job and of the Hebrew
grammar of the 11th-century scholar Ibn Janah are especially
noteworthy.
A
braham
M
oshe
D
il l o n
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born near Grodno,
Russia, in July 1883, died in New York in 1934. Coming to this
country early in this century he became a Yiddish poet, who associ­
ated himself with that new movement in Yiddish literature, known
as
Di Yunge ,
who wanted to free Yiddish poetry from sentimentality
and propagandist^ strivings and join the mainstream of the literary
currents of European and American literature. Although a poor
man, he did manage to publish numerous poems in the leading
Yiddish periodicals and also two volumes of poetry.
A
zr iel
E
isen b erg
.
80th birthday. Born in Poland, August 29 , 1903. In the
United States since 1914, he has been one of the most noted Hebrew
educators in this country, having served as director of the Bureaus
of Jewish Education in Cincinnati and New York. He has published a
large number of text books for the Jewish religious school, dealing