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Hebrew and Aramaic, based on the Talmud and the Midrash,
for which the Prussian government awarded him the title profes­
sor.
B
e r n a r d
M
a n d e l b a u m
.
70th birthday. Born in New York January 12,
1922. A Conservative rabbi, he has been president o f the Jewish
Theological Seminary o f America, also serving as professor o f
homiletics. His major work has been a critical edition o f the
Pesikta
de-Rav Kahana
(1962), a classic o f the midrashic literature.
Choose
Life
(1968) and
Add Life to Your Years
(1973, 1974) are guides to
meaningful living. More recently he wrote
Tales of the Fathers of
the Conservative Movement
(1989), featuring anecdotes about his
teachers and colleagues Saul Lieberman and Louis Finkelstein, am­
ong others.
Z
eev
W
o l f
M
a n d l i n
.
150th anniversary o f birth. Born in Mohilev,
Russia, June 10, 1842, died in Odessa, Russia, in 1912. Most o f
his life he spent as a businessman and an accountant. For a number
o f years he lived in Berlin, where he became acquainted with the
cooperative movement promoted by Schulze-Delitzsch. On his re­
turn to Russia, he began to write books and articles on economic
questions in Hebrew, the first to utilize the language for that topic.
In some o f his writings he also presented programs for the
economic improvement o f Russian Jewry.
M
endele
M
okher
S
efar im
, (S
halom
J
acob
A
br am ow it sc h
). 7 5 th a n ­
n iv e r sa r y o f d e a th . B o r n in K a p u l i, R u ss ia , in 1 8 3 5 , d i e d in O d e s s a ,
R u ss ia , D e c em b e r 8 , 1 9 1 7 . R e c o g n i z e d as a m a jo r f i g u r e in th e
d e v e l o p m e n t o f m o d e r n H e b r ew as w e l l as Y id d i sh l i te r a tu r e , h e
f ir s t w r o t e p o p u la r s c ie n c e tra c ts in H e b r ew , b u t g r a d u a l ly t u r n e d
to f ic t io n , r e f l e c t in g th e l i f e o f th e R u s s ia n J ew s o f h is t im e , a n d
b o th cr it ica l a n d su p p o r t iv e at th e sam e t im e . S e v e r a l o f h is w o rk s
a p p e a r e d in E n g l ish tr a n s la t io n , su c h as
The Travels and Adventures
of Benjamin the Third,
(1 9 4 9 ) ,
The Nag
( 1 9 5 5 ) ,
The Parasite
( 1 9 5 6 ) ,
a n d
Fishke the Lame
( 1 9 6 0 ) .
Heimann
J
o s e p h
M ichael. 200th anniversary o f birth. Born in Ham­
burg, Germany, April 12, 1792, died there in 1846. A businessman
and bibliophile, he accumulated a library o f over 5,000 Hebrew
printed books and over 800 manuscripts. He prepared a catalog
o f this library, giving biographical details about the authors. First
published in 1848, it was reprinted in 1965. After his death the
major part o f the printed books were purchased by the British
Museum, where they appear in the catalog edited by Joseph
Zedner in 1867; the manuscripts went to the Bodleian Library
in Oxford.
Y
ig a l
M
o s s i n s o h n
.
75th birthday. Born in Ein-Gannim, Israel, De­
cember 15, 1917, he has been a prolific writer o f children’s stories