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NECROLOGY FOR 1948 AND 1949
Compiled
b y H
a r r y
J.
A
l d e r m a n
UN ITED STATES
A
n t i n
, M
a r y
(Mrs. Amadeus W. Grabau), wri ter on immigrant experience; b.
Plotzk, Poland, June 13, 1881; came to U. S. 1894; author of
From Plotzk
to Boston
,
The Promised Land, They Who Knock at Our Gates
; d. Suffern,
N. Y., May 15, 1949.
B
e r k o w i t z
, H
e n r y
J. , rabbi; b. Philadelphia, Pa. , Nov. 27, 1894; rabbi Cong.
Beth Israel, Portland, Ore., since 1928; author of fiction for young people
incl.
The Fire Eater, Boot Camp\
d. Portland, Ore., March 1, 1949.
B
e r m a n
, H
a r o l d
,
editor, translator; b. Kovno, Lithuania, April 14, 1879; came
to U. S.
ca.
1900; ed.
Jewish Forum
,
Jewish Tribune
,
Talmud Magazine, Jewish
Woman s Home Journal
,
Jewish Guardian
(Cleveland); contributor to
Menorah
Journal
,
Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Review,
translator of works of Yiddish and
Hebrew writers into English, incl. A. S. Sachs and Chaim Tchernowitz; d.
Great Neck, N. Y., May 30, 1949.
B
l o c h
, C
h a i m
I
s a a c
,
rabbi; b. Plungian, Lithuania, Oct. 6, 1867; rabbi congs.
Lithuania, Latvia, Russia; came to U. S. 1923; rabbi Cong. Agudath Sholem,
Jersey City, N. J. , since 1923; contributor to Hebrew periodicals, incl.
Hatze-
firah
(Warsaw),
Hapardes
(Chicago); author of commentaries on the
Halachah
and other books on Hebrew law, incl.
Divre Hibah;
ed.
Hiddushe Haritba al
Moed Katan\ Hiddushe Haritba al Megillah\
d. Jersey City, N. J. , March 18,
1948.
B
oraisha
, M
enahem
(Goldberg), Yiddish poet, journalist; b. Brest-Litovsk,
Poland,
1888;
came to
U. S. 1915;
mem. staff newspapers in Poland and
U. S.,
incl.
Haint
(Warsaw),
Der Tog
(New York); assoc, ed.
Congress Weekly,
since
1935;
under name of “Menahem” contributed poems to numerous
Yiddish magazines and anthologies; author of book-length poems, incl.
Poiln,
A Ring in der Keit, Zamd, Zavel Rimer
,
Der Gilgul, Der Geher
;
of a drama,
Der Pastuch Dovid\
d. New York, N. Y., Feb.
12, 1949.
B
r o w n e
, L
e w i s
,
author, lecturer; b. London, England, June 24, 1897; came to
U. S. 1912; rabbi congs. in Waterbury, Conn., and Newark, N. J. ; resigned
rabbinate 1926 to lecture and write; author of
Congregational Prayer Service,
Stranger Than Fiction
,
This Believing World
,
That Man Heine
,
Why Are Jews
Like That?, Blessed Spinoza
,
How Odd of God, See What I Mean?, The Wisdom
of Israel\
d. Santa Monica, Cal., Jan. 3, 1949.
B
u b l i c k
, G
e d a l i a h
,
editor, author, Mizrachi leader; b. Grodno, Poland, Oct. 10,
1875; came to U. S. 1904; mem. staff, later ed.
Jewish Daily News
; contribg.
ed.
Jewish Morning Journal
; a founder, New York Kehillah, Mizrachi Org.
of Am., Am. Jewish Congress; author of
Main Raize in Eretz Yisroel, Min
Hametzar\
contributor to numerous Yiddish and Hebrew periodicals; d.
New York, N. Y., Mar. 18, 1948.
C
o h n
, E
m i l
B
e r n h a r d
(Emil Bernhard, pseud.), rabbi, author; b. Berlin, Germany,
Feb. 2, 1881; came to U. S. 1939; rabbi congs. in Germany, later in Cali-
fornia; author of plays, incl.
Brief des Uria
(produced by Habimah Players in
Tel Aviv); of books, incl.
Judentum: Ein Aufruf an die Zeit
,
Neuhebraisch
schnellgelernt, This Immortal People
; translator into German of Judah Halevi’s
Divan
; ed.
Jiidischer Bote vom Rhein
,
Jiidischer Jugendkalendar\
d. (in auto-
mobile accident) Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 28, 1948.
E
d i d i n
, B
e n
M. , educator; b. Russia, Sept. 4, 1899; came to U. S. 1911; asst,
dir. Jewish Educ. Comm, of N. Y. City since 1939; pres. Nat . Council for
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