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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
tion and officiated as an orthodox rabbi in Berlin. He also taught
rabbinics and served as director of the orthodox rabbinical seminary
there. His collected responsa deal in part with the problems that a
modern orthodox Jew faces. They were highly respected for the
keenness of his perception.
Zvi
Z
e b u l u n
W
e in b e r g
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Praga, near
Warsaw, May 30, 1884, died in Israel in 1971. Active in Hebrew liter­
ature in Poland until his emigration to Palestine in the 1930’s, he also
was a prominent educator in both countries. While his novels and
stories in Poland dealt with shtetl life, he turned to Israeli themes
later on. He also edited some memorial volumes for the victims of
the Israeli War of Independence.
S
h e m u e l
Y
a v n i e l i
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Kazanka,
Ukraine, August 24, 1884, died in Tel-Aviv in 1961. In Palestine
since 1905, he undertook a trip through Yemen to encourage the
Jews there to emigrate to Palestine. In this endeavor he was
successful, so that quite a few came to Palestine before World War I.
In later years he continued to be active in the Zionist labor move­
ment and wrote several books on various aspects of Zionism,
including an account of his journeys through Yemen.
AVOT YESHURUN.
80th birthday. Born in Volhynia, Russia, September
19, 1904. In Palestine since 1925, he has written several volumes of
modernist poetry. The first volume to be published in English trans­
lation is
Syrian-African Rift, and Other Poems
(1980). His view of the
Arabs in his poetry differs from that of most Hebrew writers. He
regards the fate of the Palestinian refugees as a counterpart of the
Jewish Holocaust.