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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
Jewish and Roman Law, a Comparative Study
(1966), a massive work
dealing with a topic in which he was considered to be a master.
H
erm a nn
C
o h e n
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Coswig, Germa­
ny, in 1842, died in Berlin, Germany, April 4, 1918. He was a
professor of philosophy at the University of Marburg, where he
became known as the founder of the neo-Kantian school and for
a number of years exerted an important influence on German
philosophical studies. However, he did not neglect his Jewish roots
and took an active part in Jewish life. After his retirement from
the university he lectured at the liberal rabbinical seminary in Ber­
lin. Toward the end of his life he wrote a philosophy of Judaism,
which was published posthumously. It appeared in English trans­
lation as
Religion of Reason out of the Sources ofJudaism
(1972). An­
other collection of his Jewish writings in English translation was
called
Reason and Hope
(1971).
Y
it sh a k
Y
o s e f
C
o h e n
.
70th birthday. Born in Transylvania, Romania,
June 7, 1923. A Holocaust survivor, he came to Israel in 1949
and has been associated with the Hebrew University Library ever
since. His principal work is a bibliography of the Yiddish and He­
brew publications issued in the Soviet Union with the English title,
Jewish Publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1960
(1961), including
over 4000 titles. In Hebrew he also wrote about the history of
the Jews in Transylvania and edited a memorial volume,
The
Marmaros Book
(1983), about Marmaros-Sziget.
I
sm ar
E
l b o g e n
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in Schildberg, Ger­
many, in 1874, died in New York, August 1, 1943. Trained for
the liberal rabbinate in Germany, he taught for many years at
the liberal rabbinical seminary in Berlin before coming to this
country in 1938 as a research professor under the joint auspices
of the major American rabbinical seminaries. His principal schol­
arly interest was Jewish liturgy, to which he devoted a massive
German work that appeared in several editions and was also trans­
lated into Hebrew. He also wrote several works on German Jewish
history. As one of the editors of the German
Encyclopaedia Judaica
(1928-1934), which was only partly finished because of events in
Germany, he nevertheless exerted an influence on English-
speaking Jewry through the later English edition by the same title,
as some of the material from the former was adapted to the latter.
In English translation there appeared
History of the Jews After the
Fall of the Jewish State
(1926) and
A Century of Jewish Life
(1944).
A
d o l p h e
F
r a n c k
.
100th anniversary of death. Born in Liocourt,
France, in 1809, died in Paris, France, April 11, 1893.
A
student
and teacher of philosophy, who eventually became professor at
the College de France, he published books on general philosophy.