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WIENER/JEWISH LITERARY ANNIVERSARIES
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ALPHABETICAL LIST
M
orris
A
dler
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Slutsk, Poland, in
1906, died in Detroit, March 30, 1966.
A
prominent Conservative
rabbi in Detroit, he was both a civic and Jewish community leader.
He wrote
The World of the Talmud
(1963). After his tragic death
at the hands o f a deranged young man, whom he had tried to
help, there were published posthumously two sets of essays and
sermons,
The Voice Still Speaks
(1969) and
May I Have a Word With
You?
(1967).
S
amuel
A
dler
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Worms, Germany,
in 1809, died in New York, June 9, 1891. A supporter of Reform
Judaism while still in Germany, where he had participated in the
conferences o f Reform rabbis in the 1840s, he came to New York,
where he served as rabbi at Temple Emanu-El, the first Reform
congregation in the New York area. He edited the ritual for his
congregation
(Sefer Tefillah, The Order of Prayer fo r Divine Service,
1855-81; 1888). His was one of the first large Jewish libraries in
this country. After his death it became part of the library o f the
Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where it is the only collection
kept separate from the general collection.
S
imon
B
acher
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Szent Miklos, Hun­
gary, in 1823, died in Budapest, Hungary, November 9, 1891.
A bookkeeper at the Jewish community in Budapest, he wrote
Hebrew poetry and translated Lessing’s
Nathan der Weise
into He­
brew. He also translated other works from western languages into
Hebrew.
S
amuel
L
oeb
B
lank
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in the Ukraine,
October 20, 1891, died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1962. In
the United States since 1923, he wrote many novels and stories
in Hebrew reflecting his environment first in Europe then in this
country.
H
erbert
I.
B
loom
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Brooklyn, New
York, in 1899, died in Kingston, New York, January 18, 1966.
A Reform rabbi in Kingston, he made a study of Jewish life in
the early modern period, writing
The Economic Activities o f the Jews
of Amsterdam in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
(1937, 1969).
Another extensive article was
A Study of Brazilian Jewish History,
1623-1654
(1934).
A
dolf
B
oehm
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Teplitz, Austria-
Hungary, now Czechoslovakia, in 1873, died in Poland during
the Holocaust, April 10, 1941. Active in business in Vienna, he
also showed great interest in the Zionist movement, writing a com­
prehensive history of Zionism in German. To propagate the cause