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THEY WHO HAVE GONE TO THE ACADEMY
ON HIGH
Necrology for 1946
C o m p i l e d b y H
a r r y
S
c h n e i d e r m a n
The following information regarding the outstanding Jewish
men of letters who died in 1946 was compiled on the basis of data
published in the
American Jewish Year Book
, volume 48, or pre-
pared for inclusion in volume 49 of the same work. These data
were supplemented by information obtained from other reliable
sources.
The compiler is glad to acknowledge gratefully the assistance
of Mrs, Rose G. Stein of the staff of the American Jewish Com-
mittee.
UNITED STATES
C
a l i s c h
, E
dw a r d
N
a t h a n
,
rabbi, orator, writer; b. Toledo, O., June 24, 1865;
served cong. Beth Ahabath, Richmond, Va., 1891-1945; mem. exec, bd., pres.
1921-23, Central Conference of American Rabbis; dir. Hebrew Orphans
Home, Atlanta, Ga., author of
A Book of Prayers, The Jew in English Literature
,
Methods of Teaching Biblical History
in 2 vols.,
Collected Addresses\
d. Rich-
mond, Va., Jan. 7, 1946.
C
h a ik i n
, J
o s e p h
,
editor, author; b. Russia,
ca.
1885; came to U. S. 1901; member
editorial staff
The Day
, Yiddish newspaper New York, since 1919; author of
Yidishe Bleter in Amerika
(a history of the Yiddish press}; active in labor
movement; a founder of the Jewish National Workers Alliance; d. New York,
N. Y., June 2, 1946.
C
h m e l n it z k i
, M
e l e c h
,
physician, author; b. Konstantinovka, Kiev, Russia,
ca.
1885; came to U. S. 1939; in medical practice, Vienna, Austria; in U. S.,
writer medical column
Jewish Daily Forward
since 1939; author of
Oif a
Shtiller Stezshke
, a book of Yiddish poetry; translator of Yiddish and Hebrew
literary works into Polish; d. New York, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1946.
E
c k s t e i n
, E
m a n u e l
,
rabbi; b. Europe,
ca.
1883; rabbi B ’nai Abraham Cong.
Cleveland; Hebrew bibliographer; collected extensive library of Hebraica and
Judaica; home, Cleveland; d. New York, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1946.
F
in k e l s t e i n
, L
e o n
,
journalist; b. Russia, 1874; came to U. S. 1894; humorist,
labor ed.,
The Day
, New York Yiddish daily; d. New York, N. Y., Sept. 19,
1946.
F
i s h m a n
, J
a c o b
,
editor; b. Radzilovo, Poland, Apr. 10, 1878; came to U. S. 1890;
member staff 1893, city editor 1895,
Jewish Daily News
, New York; city
editor
Wahrheit
1914; mng. ed. 1916, ed.,
Jewish Morning Journal
; columnist
since 1941; pres. Jewish Journalists Club organized in Basle, December 1946;
home, New York, N. Y.; d. Basle, Switzerland (attending World Zionist
Congress), Dec. 21, 1946.
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