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Born in Oradea (Nagyvarad), Transylvania, 1908; died in Jerusa­
lem, August 20, 1992. Rabbi, author. Wrote on Jewish theology, espe­
cially in the wake of the Holocaust, and on the clash between
traditional Judaism and modernity.
B
i c k
, J
a c o b
S
a m u e l
.
225th anniversary of borth.
Bom in Brody, Galicia, July 6, 1772; died there in 1831. An active
contributor to the Haskalah periodicals,
Bikkure ha-Ittim. Kerem
Hemed,
and
ha-Zefirah,
where he published poems from the English and
French into Hebrew, he nevertheless defended the use of Yiddish as a
means to educating people who knew no other language. He also scan­
dalized many of his friends by favoring Hasidism, especially in his later
years when he despaired of the successes of the Haskalah movement.
B
l u m e n f i e l d
, S
a m u e l
.
25th anniversary
o f
death.
Born in Letichev, Russia, September 13, 1901; died in Brooklyn,
N.Y., March 1, 1972. Rabbi, educator. Author of books and articles on
Jewish education and pedagogy.
B
r i l l in g
, B
er n a r d
. 10th anniversary of death.
Born in Germany in 1906; died in Israel in 1987. Author of nearly
50 publications in Jewish history.
C
o h e n
, M
o r t im e r
. 25th anniversary of death.
Born in New York City, March 1, 1895; died in Philadelphia, Pa.,
January 27, 1972. Rabbi and author.
C
o h e n
, S
halom
ben
J
a c o b
. 225th anniversary of birth.
Born in Meseritz, Posen, Germany, December 23, 1772; died in
Hamburg, Germany in 1845. One of the last representatives of the
Hebrew Haskalah in Germany, he tried to revive the
ha-Meassef
the
first Hebrew magazine (1809-1811) and edited the first three volumes
of
Bikkure ha-lttim
(1821-1823). An opponent of religious reform, he
published a German translation of the Orthodox pamphlet
Divre ha-
Berit,
and edited a traditional prayerbook with a German translation.
C
o s t a
, I
saac
( I
s r a e l e
). 100th anniversary o f death.
Born in Italy in 1819; died in Livorno, Italy, December 12, 1897.
Italian rabbi and author, educator, translator and poet.
D
a l v e n
, R
a e
. 5th anniversary of death.
Born in Preveza, Greece, April 25, 1904; died in New York City,
July 30, 1992. Author of articles and books on Greek-Jewish life, espe­
cially on the community of Ioannina before the Holocaust.