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THEY WHO HAVE GONE TO THE ACADEMY
ON HIGH
Necrology fo r 1947
Compiled
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 1947 was compiled on the basis of data
published in the
American Jewish Year Book
, volume 49, or
prepared for inclusion in volume 50 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.
UN ITED STATES
A l t e r , D a v i d ,
publisher; b. Austria,
ca.
1877; came to U. S. 1892; owner, publisher,
Jewish Criterion
, Pittsburgh, since 1907,
Jewish Times,
Philadelphia,
Jewish
Times
, Baltimore and Washington,
Jewish Times
of Florida; d. Pittsburgh,
Pa., Dec. 13, 1947.
B r o w n , M i c h a e l ,
editor; b. Russia,
ca.
1890; came to U. S. as a boy; staff member
since 1927, city editor since 1937,
Jewish Morning Journal
, New York; d.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1947.
Currick , Max Cohen, rabbi; b. Boston, Mass., Sept. 1, 1877; rabbi Cong. Anshe
Hesed, Erie, Pa., since 1901; pres. Central Conference of Am. Rabbis 1937—39;
pres. Erie Public Library; chmn. bd. of editors
Liberal Judaism
; contributor
to Jewish and non-Jewish publications on matters of Jewish interest; ed.
1910-12, contrib. ed. since 1919,
Erie Dispatch
; columnist
Erie Daily Times
,
Dispatch-Herald
,
Observer
; d. on train, on way from New York, May 23, 1947.
Ed lin , W illiam , editor; b. Ukraine, May 3, 1878; came to U. S. 1891; ed.
Forward
,
1902-03; drama and music ed.
Jewish Morning Journal
, 1904-13; city ed.,
1914-16, drama and music ed., 1929-42, ed.-in-chief 1916-25 and since 1942,
The Day
; author of
The Coming Social Struggle
and
Welt-Berimte Operas\
pres. Yiddish Writers' Union 1935-37; d. New York, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1947.
G insberg , Issar , journalist; b. Russia, 1872; came to U. S. 1893; on staff
Forward
,
Zukunft
, contributor to
Hamiklat
,
Hadoar
, and other publications; author of
books on religion, philosophy, and Jewish history, incl.
Der Talmud
Zain
Entshtehung un Entmklung
,
Die Entshtehung fun Kristentum
,
Jidishe Denker
un Poeten in Mitelalter\
d. New York, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1947.
G o t t l i e b , L e o n
A., journalist; b. Poland, Nov. 15, 1878; came to U. S. 1900;
member editorial staff
Forward
since 1901; author of novels, incl.
Gold und
Blut
,
Bertha\
for a time Yiddish ed., Polish socialist party organ, London;
d. New York, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1947.
G r o d z i n s k y , Z e v i H i r s c h . ,
rabbi; b. Lithuania,
ca.
1857; came to U. S. 1891; rabbi
B’nai Jacob and other congs. Omaha; author of many books in Hebrew on
Jewish law and ethics, incl.
Mikveh Yisrael, Likutei Zvi, Mikroe Kodesh
in 3
vols., and
Mile Debrochos;
d. Omaha, Nebr., Dec. 30. 1947.
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