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early settler in Petah Tikvah, he was a pioneer of the new Yishuv.
As a rabbinic scholar he concentrated on the biographies of rabbis
and Jewish scholars in Eretz Israel, and his multi-volume work
on this subject was published posthumously.
N
athan
M.
G
elber
.
100th anniversary of birth and 25th anniversary
of death. Born in Lvov, Galicia, May 27, 1891, died in Jerusalem,
September 24, 1966. An active Zionist throughout his life, he
served as executive director o f the Austrian Zionist Federation
inVienna before settling in Jerusalem as an administrator of the
Keren Hayesod. His many writings in German, Polish, and Hebrew
dealt with the history o f the Zionist movement and Galician Jewry.
In his work he uncovered many sources o f Jewish history previ­
ously untapped. One of his works treated proposals for a Jewish
state in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A
aron
G
lanz
-L
eyeles
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Vloclawek,
Poland, in 1889, died in Flushing, New York, December 30, 1966.
In the United States since 1909, he was associated with the Yiddish
Day
in New York, writing many essays on literary topics. He also
wrote Yiddish poetry and dramas. He was one o f the founders
of a journal that established a new direction for Yiddish poetry,
In-Zikh,
which called for expressing the inner feelings of the poets,
partly in reaction to the pattern of Socialist and revolutionary
themes than prevalent.
A
rthur
L.
G
oodhart
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in New York
City, March 1, 1891, died in England in 1978.
A
lawyer who settled
in England, eventually becoming professor of law at Oxford Uni­
versity, he always evinced interest in Jewish life. In 1920, he pub­
lished
Poland and the Minority Races
(reprinted 1971), dealing with
the minority clauses in the peace treaties after World War I. His
Five Jewish Lawyers o f the Common Law
(1949, 1971) sketched the
lives and accomplishments o f five major Jewish lawyers and judges
in England and the United States, Judah P. Benjamin, Sir George
Jessel, Louis D. Brandeis, the Marquess of Reading, Benjamin N.
Cardozo, and in the 2nd edition also Felix Frankfurter.
P
h ilip
G
oodman
.
80th birthday. Born in New York September
6 ,
1911.
Ordained at Yeshiva University in New York, he served as a con­
gregational rabbi before becoming associated with the Jewish Wel­
fare Board in various capacities. For many years he directed the
Jewish Book Council and edited its Annual from the beginning
in 1942 until his retirement, when he settled in Israel. American
Jewry is likewise indebted to him for a series of anthologies, cov­
ering all the Jewish holy days. Mostly published by the Jewish Pub­
lication Society, they contain stories and traditional source material
to enrich and deepen the enjoyment of these days. He also wrote