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herents were given to introspection, in contradistinction to those
who used their poetry as a platform to fight for a more just social
order.
M
o s h e
G
l i c k s o n
.
50th anniversary o f death. Born in Cholynkas, Rus­
sia, in 1878, died in Palestine, May 23, 1939. Active in Zionist
and literary work in his native country, he came to Palestine in
1919, where he combined organizational and journalistic pursuits.
In his writings he opposed the Revisionist Zionists. He did not
confine himself to current events only, but covered a wide spec­
trum o f Jewish life and thought, also penning biographical
sketches o f his contemporaries. His works were collected in several
volumes o f Hebrew.
W
o l f
G
o l d
.
100th anniversary o f birth. Born in Sczcyczyin, Poland,
January 30, 1889, died in Jerusalem in 1956. In the United States
since 1907, he served as an Orthodox rabbi in various commu­
nities, at the same time playing an active role in the Mizrachi move­
ment. He settled in Palestine in 1935 to assume a leadership po­
sition in that organization, setting up the first Yeshivah in a kib­
butz. In later years he served as head o f the Torah Education
Department o f the Jewish Agency. He published a commentary
on the Torah, and also
Lessons in Talmud
(1956).
A
b b a
G
o r d i n
.
25th anniversary o f death. Born in Michalishuk,
Lithuania, in 1887, died in Tel-Aviv, August 21, 1964.
A
writer
in both Hebrew and Yiddish, he was an anarchist, who finally
escaped the Soviet Union in 1926. He propounded his views in
numerous books in this country, living in Israel during his last
years. In spite o f his unconventional ideas, he had a strong Jewish
commitment, some o f his autobiographical works giving an impor­
tant insight into the intellectual life o f Russian Jewry. In English
he wrote
Communism Unmasked
(1940), under the impact o f the
Stalin-Hitler Pact.
H
a y i m
G
r e e n b e r g
.
100th anniversary o f birth. Born in Todoristi, Rus­
sia, January 1, 1889, died in New York in 1953. Active as a youth
in the Zionist movement in Russia and in literary pursuits, he left
the Soviet Union in 1921, settling in New York in 1924. There
he was active as the mentor o f the Labor Zionist movement, editing
its Yiddish weekly
Der Yiddisher Kempfer
and its English journal
The Jewish Frontier.
His interests were not confined to Zionism
alone, for he sought to develop a humanist outlook on life, in
which religion, Zionism, and socialism played important roles.
Three collections o f essays in English were published posthumous­
ly (
The Inner Eye,
2 vols. 1953, 1964, and
Anthology,
1968). His
writings appeared also in Yiddish, and in Hebrew translation.
L
e o p o l d
G
r e e n w a l d
.
100th anniversary o f birth. Born in Maramaros-