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Rashi’s Anniversary
1040-1105
By SAMUEL REICHLER
During the last few years, we
have had the privilege of com
memorating the births of many
illustrious historical figures in
Jewish life. In 1981 we marked
the first centennial of the birth
of the Hebrew poet, Judah Leib
Gordon. In 1932 Jewry celebrated
the tri-centennial of Baruch Spi
noza. The year 1933 was the
quincentenary of the famous Rab
bi Isaac Aboab, author of the
“Menorath Hamoar”—The Candle
stick of Light. In 1934 the Jew
ish community celebrated the first
centennial of the birth of “Men
dele Mocliere Seforim”; in the
same year we commemorated
the fourth centennial of the great
Cabalist, “Ari Hakodosh,” Rabbi
Isaac Luri. The year 1935 mark
ed eighteen centuries since the
birth of Judah the Prince, who
compiled the Mishna; in the same
year we honored the eighth cen
tennial of the great Jewish pliil-
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osopher, Moses Maimonides, bet
ter known as the “Rambam.”
In 1937 we paid tribute to the
great historian, Josephus, bom
eighteen centuries ago; at the
same time we celebrated the fifth
centenary of the great scholar and
leader, Don Isaac Abarbanel, and
also the first centennial of the
birth of the beloved Rabbi Marcus
Slonimer.
In 1938 Jews commemorated the
first centennial of the famous
Rabbi Israel Meir ha-Kohen, bet
ter known as “Hofaitz Hayim.”
Nineteen thirty-nine marked the
millenium of the birth of one of
the last Gaonim (excellencies),
Hai Gaon, and we also celebrated
the first centennial of Rabbi
Moses Sofer, known as “Hatam
Sofar.”
The year 1940 also reminds us
of some pleasant —and certain
not-so-pleasant important his
torical Jewish events. It was
in the year 640 that the Jews
were expelled from Arabia and in
1540, from Naples. In 1840 took
place the “Damascus Affair,” in
which the Jews were accused of
ritual murder.
On the bright side is recorded
that in the year 1540, the first
Yiddish dictionary and the first
Bible in Yiddish appeared. In
1640 the Hebrew word appeared
for the first time in America
when the Book of Psalms was
printed at Cambridge, Mass. In
1840 Disraeli published a book in
which he showed how Jews could
purchase Palestine from Turkey.
Some one epigrammed once
that “humanity is always com
posed of more dead than living.”
That is certainly the case with
Israel. In their graves are many
great men who are still remem
bered. But to our shame, there
are many more whose memory we
fail to keep bright. There is a
Talmudic discourse to the effect
that when we pay tribute to
thoughts of the deceased, their
lips move to express their appre
ciation. We also have a saying:
“The past is what is most vital in
the present.” To Jews, this say
ing means much. And there is per-
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THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
ISNT lillS JOB ENOUGH*
Music To My Ears
By DANIEL SCHORR
Girls: To lessen Leap Year risk,
Play him first a music disk.
Song hath charms to soothe man’s
breast
While you on bent knee do your
best.
(Schorr’s Uucollected Works)
February 29 having just made
its quadrennial bow and Valen
tine’s Day being not long past, it
behooves us that a music column,
if it would fulfill its cherished
ideal of public service, should
touch on that burning public is
sue—Leap Year. The advice of the
sole unmarried male on the Jew
ish Telegraphic Agency staff sure
ly must count for something.
Now, girls, as we see it, the
thing to do is to get the man into
the parlor and then create atmos
phere. The best kind of atmos
phere is music, and indubitably
haps no greater opportunity than
right now to recreate for our peo
ple some of the life of the past,
since the study of men and their
actions makes for sounder judg
ment in the hour of crisis.
THE BIOGRAPHY OF
CIVILIZATION
....The biography of our great men
is part of the history of the
world’s civilization. These men
are the reservoir from which we
draw to assure our own existence.
A people honors itself primarily
in honoring the great men who
have interpreted its thoughts, and
who have increased the treasures
of its existence.
A scholar in Israel is he who
enriches his people, not only with
his writings, but also through the
purity, nobility and holiness of his
life, which may serve as an ex
ample for the world. Such a man
and scholar was Rabenu Solomon
Yitzhaki, better known the world
over as “Rashi,” whose ninth con
tennial birthday is being commem
orated universally.
Rashi is the principal figure in
the cultural period in Jewry
known as the “Second Rabbinical
Age.” His memory is honored in
every synagogue and temple
where the Bible, in the original, is
studied. In commemorating
Rashi’s anniversary, Jewry will
discharge a debt to a great Rab
bi and scholar, and to its preemin
ent commentator. (More later.)
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the best kind of music for the oc
casion is love music.
If you would entrance him, as
once a Sultana did her stern hus
band for 1,001 nights, we would
recommend Rimsky -• Korsakoff’s
“Scheherezade,” which marks the
debut on Columbia records of the
Cleveland Orchestra conducted by
Artur Rodzinski. Not many weeks
ago we heard the Cleveland Or
chestra play this composition at
New York’s Carnegie Hall and
marveled at the imagination with
which Rodzinski evoked the color
and splendor of the Orient. Now
we have it in records. Columbia
is to be congratulated on having
engaged Rodzinski and the Cleve
land Orchestra.
Arturo Toscanini continues his
recordings with the NBC Sympho
ny Orchestra, this month’s Victor
release being Beethoven’s Fifth
Symphony. The fiery Italian im
parts his intensity to this well
known work and makes it breathe
new excitement, although the ton
al quality of the records is not of
the best. By the way, we haven’t
commented before on the beauti
ful art work Victor is doing on
some of its albums, this one being
graced with the reprodut an of a
bust of Beethoven. Ct iumbia’s
Beethoven contribution is thq
“Coriolan” overture, wiiich brings
to records another American or
chestra—the Minneapolis Sympho
ny under Dimitri Mitropoulos.
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