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W IENER /JEW ISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
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his articles, speeches, and letters were published, some posthu­
mously.
A
braham
S
amuel
S
t e in
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Bialystok,
Poland, in 1911, died in Tel-Aviv, December 20, 1960. In Palestine
since 1930, he was active in Hebrew journalism and wrote a number
of novels apd collections of stories. He also edited several memorial
volumes dedicated to the destroyed Jewish communities o f Eastern
Europe in the wake of the Holocaust.
M
a th ia s
S
t r a sh u n
.
100th anniversary o f death. Born in Vilna,
Lithuania, in 1817, died there December 14, 1885. Scion of a
wealthy family, he was financially independent and therefore able to
pursue his rabbinic studies without difficulty. He wrote a large num­
ber of articles. His only published book is a commentary on the
Mid­
rash Rabbah,
the classic homiletical commentary to the Pentateuch
and the Megillot. Yet his major contribution to the world of Jewish
learning was the development of his own library, which at the time
o f his death contained 5 ,700 volumes. It later became the Jewish
public library of Vilna and by the time of the Holocaust had grown
to 30 ,000 books, some of which were found after the war and dis­
tributed in this country.
E
phraim
T
alm i
.
80th birthday. Born near Plock, Poland, September 30,
1905. In Palestine since 1925, he has served as editor of children’s
magazines and published works for children; also books descriptive
o f the various regions o f Israel, and various handbooks and
dictionaries, among them a dictionary of Zionism.
JACOB
M
oses
T
oledano
. 25th anniversary of death. Born in Tiberias,
Palestine, in 1880, died in Jerusalem October 15, 1960. A rabbi and
rabbinic scholar, serving at various times in Palestine, Tangier,
Morocco, Egypt, and finally again as Sephardic chief rabbi of Tel
Aviv, he also was for some time minister of religions in the Israeli
cabinet. In addition to rabbinic works he also wrote a history of the
Jews in Morocco, as his family had originally come from there.
D
av is
T
r ie t s c h
.
50 th anniversary o f death . Born in Dresden,
Germany, in 1870, died in Jerusalem January 31, 1935. A Zionist,
who was in opposition to the leadership of the movement, he at­
tempted to establish some settlements in Cyprus and the Sinai
Peninsula, but all his efforts failed. In connection with his activities,
he developed a wide publicist activity. During World War I, he tried
to enlist Zionist support for the German cause, which prompted the
British government to have Arnold Toynbee write a pamphlet in
opposition.
SOPHIE
U
din
. 25th anniversary of death. Born in the Ukraine in 1896,
died in Jerusalem, April 24, 1960. She served for many years as
head of the Zionist Archives and Library in New York before be­