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WIENER /JEWISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
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made the written word more accessible to a wide range of read­
ers. So we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first printed
Hebrew Bible. Libraries preserve books. That is the mission of
the Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress. To publish and
disseminate Jewish literature is the task of the Jewish Publication
Society of America.
In all these ways the genius of the Jewish people and its faith
has been made known to form a rich heritage that we all may
cherish.
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST
Without special date: Joseph ben Ephraim Caro, Levi ben Gershom.
January: 7, Benjamin Dubovsky; 10, Isaac Baer Levinsohn; 14, Raphael
Nathan Rabinowitz.
February: 6, Robert Gordis.
March: 4, Leo Trepp; 14, Abba Kovner, Harry M. Orlinsky; 15, Yehiel
Michael Pines; 18, Lev Levanda; 20, Jacob Kabakoff; 22, Samuel S.
Cohon.
April: 5, Uri Nissan Gnessin; 11, Raphael Abramowitz; 13, Immanuel
Olsvanger; 23, Itzhak Ben-Zvi, Bible, Hebrew, 1st printing.
May: 10, Alter Druyanow, Michael Heilprin; 16, Joseph E. Heller,
Herman (Chaim) Lieberman; 27, Louis Lipsky.
June: 1, Hayyim ben Bezalel; 3, Jewish Publication Society o f America; 6,
Judah Loeb Jeitteles; 19, Julius Lewy; 29, Cyrus H. Gordon.
July: Library of Congress, Hebraic Section; 9, Claude G. Montefiore; 15,
Mattityahu Tsevat; 17, Shmuel Yosef Agnon; 20, Schalom Ben
Chorin.
August: 10, Abraham Isaac Katsh; 14, Abraham Z. Idelsohn; 16,
Menachem Begin; 26, Jacob Mann.
September: 7, Ellis Rivkin; 11, Benjamin Dubovsky; 17, Chaim Herzog.
October: 12, Solomon ben Joel Dubno; 20, Rachel Katznelson-Shazar;
30, Baruch Charney Vladeck.
November: 6, Morris Lichtenstein, Abraham Liessin; 16, Arsene Dar-
mesteter; 25, Jessie Sampter; 28, Abba Hillel Silver.
December: 2, Isaac Herzog; 18, Celia Dropkin; 20, Yitzhak (Fritz) Baer;
25, Wilhelm Bacher, Halper Leivick; 28, Moses Landau; 31, Samson
Raphael Hirsch.
ALPHABETICAL LIST
R a p h a e l A b r a m o w i t z .
25th anniversary of death. Born in Dvinsk,
Russia, in 1880, died in New York, April 11, 1963. Until the Russian
revolution he was active in Socialist organizations and the Bund and