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of Wisdom,” Being Hebrew-Arabic Homilies Composed by Nathanel Ibn
Yeshaya, 1327
(1894).
J a c o b
M.
L a n d a u .
70th birthday. Born in Kishinev, Bessarabia, March
20, 1924. In Eretz-Israel since 1936, he took up Middle Eastern
studies at the Hebrew University, where he now teaches. Writing
both in Hebrew and English he has dealt with a wide range o f topics
covering the whole area, particularly Turkey and Egypt. Of special
Jewish interest is
The Arabs in Israel, a Political Study
(1969), followed
by a sequel,
The Arab Minority in Israel, 1967-1991, Political Aspects
(1993). He has also participated in a large number o f symposia, and
wrote
The Jews in Nineteenth-Century Egypt
(1969).
B e n j a m in M e n a s h e L e w i n .
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Gorodets, Russia, in 1879, died in Jerusalem, April 14, 1944. After
traditional rabbinic training at home he continued his studies in
Germany before settling in Jerusalem in 1912. His major work is an
edition o f the talmudic comments and responsa o f the Geonim, the
heads o f the talmudic schools in Babylonia between the 9th and 11th
centuries.
E u g e n e
J.
L ipm a n .
75th birthday. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oc­
tober 13, 1919. Ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincin­
nati, Ohio, he has been associated with Temple Sinai in Washington,
D.C., for over three decades. His particular concern for socialjustice
is manifested in two works he coauthored,
Justice and Judaism: the
Work of Social Action
(1956) and
A Tale of Ten Cities: the Triple Ghetto
in American Religious Life
(1962). He also prepared a translation of
part o f the Mishnah,
The Mishnah: Oral Teachings ofJudaism
(1970).
On the occasion o f his retirement his congregation published
Yamim
Nora’im: Sinai Sermons
(1987).
L u c i u s
N.
L i t t a u e r .
50th anniversary of death. Born in Gloversville,
New York, in 1859, died in New York, March 2, 1944. A prominent
industrialist, who served for a decade in Congress, a friend of Pres­
ident Theodore Roosevelt, he is best remembered now for his many
benefactions for Jewish and general causes. Among the former are
the endowments o f chairs in Jewish and Hebrew studies at Harvard
and New York University. He also contributed to their libraries, and
the proceeds o f his foundation have also supported scholarly
studies.
I m m a n u e l L o e w .
50th anniversary of death. Born in Szeged, Hungary,
in 1854, died in Budapest, Hungary, August 25, 1944. For most of
his life he served as rabbi of the liberal congregation o f his native
city, having succeeded his father in that position. Noted as a fine
preacher in Hungarian, he represented Hungarian LiberalJudaism
in the Upper House o f the Hungarian Parliament. His scholarship
was devoted to identifying the plant and animal names in traditional