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W IENER /JEW ISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
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Among those living in this country are Salo W. Baron, the great
historian, Louis Finkelstein, the leader o f Conservative Judaism
and rabbinic scholar, Irving Abraham Agus, the historian o f me­
dieval Jewry, and Raphael Patai, the folklorist.
Increasingly, scholarship and literary eminence is found in
Israel, with the usual complement o f prominent figures. All this
reflects the richness o f our literary heritage.
CHRONOLOGICAL L IS T
Without exact date: Raphael Nathan Rabbinowitz.
January : 10, Israel Halpern; 15, Bernhard Wachstein; 24, Zeev Wolf
Schur; 31, Ephraim E. Lisitzky, Davis Trietsch.
February: 1, Peretz Smolenskin; 2, Abba Eban; 7, Philip Friedman;
10, Moses Hochheimer; 12, Moshe Leib Lilienblum; 17, Nachman
Krochmal; 22, Irving Abraham Agus; 25, Joseph Sprinzak.
March: Moshe Nadir; 10, Gad Frumkin; 19, Moritz Guedemann.
April: 10, Edmund Silberner; 24, Sophie Udin; 27, Mordecai Lipson.
May: 12, David Kassel; 22, Chaim Joshua Kasovski; 26, Salo W .
Baron.
June: 4, Isaac Seckel Fraenkel; 9, Shemarya Levin; 10, Israel Cohen;
14, Louis Finkelstein; 22, Samuel Werses; 23, Aryeh Leib ben
Asher, o f Metz.
July: 11, Solomon Aaron Wertheimer; 14, Lev Levanda, Mordecai
Manuel Noah; 27, Ittamar Ben-Avi, Sir Moses Montefiore.
August: 26, Shem-Tob Gaguin.
September: 1, Abraham Isaac Kook; 15, Chaim Hirschensohn; 25, Is­
rael Jacob Schwartz; 29, Nahman Avigad; 30, Ephraim Talmi.
October: 1, Louis Untermeyer; 14, David Ignatoff; 15, Isaac Dov
Berkowitz, Jacob Moses Toledano; 22, Raphael Patai.
November: 4, Albert Harkavy, Ben-Zion Luria; 20, Jacob Kahan,
Mendele Mocher Sforim; 22, Chaim Rabin; 24, Shraga Abramson;
27, Isaiah Sonne.
December: 6, Michael Friedlaender, Saul Phinehas Rabinowitz; 13,
Eliezer Ashkenazi; 14, Mathias Strashun; 15, Joseph Nedava; 20,
Abraham Samuel Stein.
ALPHABETICAL L IS T
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70th birthday. Born in Ciechanowiec, Poland, No­
vember 24, 1915. In Palestine since 1936, he has made rabbinic and
medieval Hebrew literature his major fields o f interest. For a num­
ber o f years he taught Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary