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Kayemet le-Yisrael (Jewish National Fund), which made this its
primary task. A forceful personality, he advocated his views in
Hebrew and Yiddish writings. On the issuance of the Balfour Dec­
laration, he organized a meeting in Odessa with an attendance
of 200,000 people. During the Versailles Peace Conference he rep­
resented the Zionist Organization and addressed the delegates in
Hebrew.
R
euben
W
allenrod
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Vizno, Russia,
in 1899, died in Silver Springs, Maryland, December 26, 1966.
In the early 1920s he came to this country, becoming eventually
professor of Hebrew at Brooklyn College. His Hebrew novels and
stories deal with the problems of adjustment of Jewish immigrants
here. He also wrote literary criticism, Hebrew textbooks and
The
Literature o f Modern Israel
(1956, 1980).
R
obert
W
eltsch
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in Prague, Czech­
oslovakia, June 20, 1891, died in London, England, in 1982. An
early Zionist, he became the editor of the periodical of the German
Zionist Federation in Berlin, writing courageous editorials at the
time of Hitler’s ascension to power. Later he was correspondent
of
Haaretz
in London. From the 1950s he edited the Yearbooks
of the Leo Baeck Institute, which publishes studies on the history
of German Jewry. Several collections of his own writings were pub­
lished in German.
A
braham
Y
aari
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Galicia in 1899,
died in Jerusalem, October 13, 1966. An early settler in Palestine,
he became associated with the Hebrew University Library. In his
bibliographic researches he specialized in early accounts of visits
of Jews to Palestine. An abridgement of his Hebrew work on the
subject appeared as
The Goodly Heritage; Memoirs . . . o f the Jewish
Community in Eretz Yisrael From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Cen­
turies
(1958). In addition to works on the history of Hebrew print­
ing, he published a bibliography of all the known editions of the
Haggadah in 1960; at that time he had identified 2,717 items.
Since that time several supplements have been published raising
the total to over 4,000.
Z
almen
Y
efroikin
.
25th anniversary o f death. Born in Latvia in 1895,
died in New York, October 1, 1966. Active in the Bundist move­
ment in Libau after World War I, he came to the United States
in 1921, eventually becoming the educational director of the Work­
men’s Circle. He published several readers for students o f Yiddish;
also a report on his visit to the Soviet Union in the 1960s.
D
avid
Y
ellin
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Jerusalem in 1864,
died there, December 12, 1941. Scion o f a prominent Ashkenazi
family, who was well versed both in Jewish and secular studies