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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
64
Jewish Educ. ; author textbooks incl.
Rebuilding Palestine, Jewish Customs
and Ceremonies, Jewish Holidays and Festivals, Jewish Community Life in
America
; d. New York, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1948.
E
p s t e i n
, L
o u i s
M. , rabbi, authori ty on Jewish law; b. Anikst, Lithuania , Oct. 19,
1887; came to U. S. 1904; rabbi congs. in Texas, Ohio, and Massachusetts;
rabbi Cong. Kehi llath Israel, Brookline, Mass., 1925-47; pres. Rabbinical
Assembly of Am. , 1918-22; author of
The Jewish Marriage Contract, A Solution
to the Agunah Problem
(in Hebrew),
Marriage Laws in the Bible and Talmud,
Sex Laws and Customs in Judaism
; also contributor to
Jewish Quarterly
Review
and other scholarly publications; d. New York, N. Y., March 22, 1949.
Franklin,
L
e o
M. , rabbi; b. Cambridge City, Ind., Mar .
5, 1870;
rabbi Temple
Beth El, Detroit , Mich.,
1899-1941;
pres. Central Conference of Am. Rabbis,
1919-21;
pres. Detroit Public Library,
1928-34;
author of
Christ and Chris-
tianity from the Standpoint of the Modern Jew, A Children s Ritual fo r Camps
and Schools, The Rabbi
The Man and His Message, The Road to Under-
standing Between Christian and Jew,
d. Detroit , Mich., Aug.
8, 1948.
F
r e i m a n n
, A
r o n
,
bibliographer, historian; b. Filehne (Posen), Germany, Aug. 5,
1871; librarian Frankfurt-am-Main Stadtbibliothek, 1897-1933; came to U. S.
1938; prof. Jewish history and literature, Yeshiva Coll.; consultant Jewish
Division, N. Y. Public Library; co-ed.
Zeitschriftfur hebraische Bibliographies
Germania Judaica, Zeitschrift fu r die Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland
;
comp.
Thesaurus Typographiae Hebraicae Saeculi XV , Katalog der Judaica
und Hebraica
(Frankfurt-am-Main Stadtbibliothek),
A Gazetteer of Hebrew
Printing
; author (with F. Kracauer) of
A History of the Jews in Frankfort
and of numerous other historical and bibliographical contributions; d. New
York, N. Y., June 6, 1948.
G
e l l e r
, T
o d r o s
,
artist, illustrator; b. Vinnitza, Russia, July 1, 1889; came to
U. S. 1918; former supervisor of ar t for Bd. of Jewish Studies and dir. of art
Coll. of Jewish Studies, Chicago; illustrator of books incl.
Jewish Motifs
,
Palestine, From Land to Land, Had Gadya\
d. Chicago, 111., Feb. 23, 1949.
G
r e e n b e r g
, J
a c o b
H
i r s h
,
rabbi, educator; b. Antopol, Poland, Dec. 15, 1879;
came to U. S. 1905; principal of Hebrew schools in U. S. for 16 years; dean
Hebrew Theol. Coll., Chicago, 111., since 1922; author of
Poroshat Hamoadim\
d. Chicago, 111., Jan. 31, 1949.
G
r o s s
, A
l b e r t
H .
(Abba Chaim), translator; b. Leeds, England,
ca.
1895; came
to U. S. as child; translated into English Sholem Asch’s
East River
and other
Yiddish books; also translated articles for encyclopedia,
The Jewish People
Past and Present
; d. New York, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1948.
H
i r s h b e i n
, P
e r e t z
,
Yiddish playwright, author; b. Kleshchel, Russia, Nov. 17,
1880; came to U. S. 1911; author of many plays in Yiddish, incl.
D i Neveile,
Di Puste Kretshme
(produced in English in New York as
The Idle Inn), Dem
Shmids Tochter, Grine Felder
(produced as a talking film); novels, incl.
Roite
Felder, Kinderyorn, Bovel;
books of travel, incl.
Fun Vaite Lender, Arum der
Veit, Eretz Yisroel, Shvarzbuch
; poetry, incl.
Main Buch, Farn Morgenshtern\
contributor to
Der Tog
and other Yiddish newspapers; d. Los Angeles, Cal.,
Aug. 16, 1948.
H
y a m s o n
, M
o s e s
,
rabbi, scholar; b. Suwalki, Poland, Sept. 3, 1862; brought to
England 1864; rabbi congs. in Wales and England; came to U. S. 1913; rabbi
Cong. Orach Chaim, N. Y. City, since 1913; prof. of codes Jewish Theol.
Sem. of Am., 1915-40; founder, former pres. League for Safeguarding the
Fixity of the Sabbath; author of
The Oral Law and Other Sermons, The Jewish
Method of Slaying Animals from the Point of View of Humanity, The Blank
Day Device in Proposed Plans fo r Calendar Reform
(submitted to League of
Nations),
Sabbath and Festival Addresses',
ed. and translator
Collatio Mosai-
carum et Romanarum Legum,
Bachya ben Joseph ibn Paquda ’s
Duties of the
Heart,
Maimonides’
Mishneh Torah
; co-ed.
Jewish Forum״,
d. New York, N. Y.,
June 9, 1949.
L
i e b m a n
, J
o s h u a
L
o t h
,
rabbi, author; b. Hamilton, Ohio, April 7, 1907; rabbi
KAM Temple, Chicago, 111., 1934-39; rabbi Temple Israel, Boston, Mass.,
since 1939; author of
The Religious Philosophy of Aaron ben Elijah, God and
the World Crisis, Teleology and Attributes in the Philosophy of Maimonides
,
Peace of Mind, Psychiatry and Religion',
d. Boston, Mass., June 9, 1948.