Canadian Jewish Review
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Title: Canadian Jewish Review
Full text: 12 THE CANADIAN JEWISH REVIEW NOVEMBER 19, 1948 .CUSTOM-MADE FURNITURE Designed and created by craftsmen The ability to create fine furniture from the best materials to your individual specifications is now at your service. Whether it be for home, bank, store or office, Mappin's can fulfill your requirements from sketches or samples, or design pieces to blend with your decorative scheme. Why not call Mappin's at LA. 3152 and have our representative call and give you a free estimate. Mappin's craftsmen also specialize in repairing, repolishing and re finishing, also the restoration of antiques. MAPPEYS- St. Catherine at Metcalfe SYNAGOGUE AS NATIONAL SHRINE (Continued from Page Eight) tion: "Gradually these impressive services subsided, and finally died -tmt? and then the building was left to the bats and moles, and to the occasional invasion, through its porches and windows, of boys who took great pleasure in examining the furniture scattered about." Still, there were those who loved this noble edifice and when the two sons of Rabbi Touro died, Abraham (1822) and Judah (1854), each left liberal provisions in his will for the care and preservation of the synagogue and the surrounding cemetery. In addition, Abraham had left $10,000 to the state of Rhode — _;____~— T_-_ _ * 4 f ' */' r * * »* •* »V>^--*- ' V^:;». v\ INT F.RNATIONAL EXHIBITION // 1£ \,o/INDUSTRY SciENCC^RT.//7 *5V X. '- -- W***Cfy '• ••/ •k>^-V-l886- .."^^ No other Scotch has ever won such acclaim for excellence DEWAR'S ku»t» m« SCOTCHw H's K Y DISTILLED, BLENDED AND BOTTLED IN SCOTLAND Ovi r 50 Rfefcls and prizes have been to S for Psychotherapist Was Shakespeare Expert, Handwriting Authority Dr. Samuel Aaron Tannen-baum, seventy-five, psychotherapist whose avocational interest in Shakespeare gained him eminence as an authority on the playwright's work, died at his home, 601 West 113th Street, New York. Dr. Tannenbaum was born in Hungary, and came bo America in 1886, when he was twelve. He attended City College and obtained his medical degree in 1898 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. After his graduation from medical school, Dr. Tannenbaum apportioned his time to the study of medicine and of sixteenth and early seventeenth century literature. He was among the country's first psychoanalysts, and gained recognition as a student of. general Elizabethan literature and as a handwriting expert, as well as a Shakespearean scholar. He wrote more than 200 articles and fifty-seven books on Shakespeare and on other authors' of the Elizabethan period, and wrote extensively on psychoanalysis as well. He had been editor of several publications devoted to Shakespeare, philology and psychology, among them "The Shakespeare Association Bulletin," "The Journal of Sexology and Psychoanalysis" and "Psyche and Eros." As a result of his literary research, Dr. Tannenbaum's study of the seven extant signatures of Shakespeare led him to propose that the name should be spelled "Shakspere." Arguments that Shakespeare could not have written his plays on the ground that his poor handwriting indicated absence of. intellectual capacity led Dr. fannen-baum to a general stud' of Elizabethan penmanship. His examination led to a report that the normal style of writing then was virtually indecipherable and that Shakespeare, by comparison, wrote legibly. Dr. Tannenbaum's specialized knowledge of Elizabethan handwriting resulted in his becoming an expert on general handwriting, and he was summoned many times to courts in New York and New Jersey to testify in civil suits involving the authenticity of signatures. His opinions were frequently sought by other scholars and teachers of literature. Dr. Tannenbaum himself gave many lecture* on Island "for the purpose of supporting the Jewish synagogue in that state, in special trust, to be appropriated to that object in such manner as the said legislature, together with the municipal authority of the Town of Newport, may from time to time direct and appoint." While another fund of $10,-000 under the will of Judah Touno was given to the city of Newport "for the purpose of paying the salary of a reader or minister to officiate in the Jewish synagogue of Newport, Rhode Island, and to endow the ministry of the same, as well as to keep in repair and embellish the Jewish cemetery in Newport aforesaid." The Legislature of Rhode Island, by appropriate statutes, enacted such laws that today, perhaps, the state of Rhode Island and the city of Newport are the only state and city in the United States which run a Jewish synagogue. With the coming of the later immigration, Jews again came to Newport and today, in the old synagogue, the ancient and traditional services still resound in this inspiring temple of faith. It was this congregation which, upon the occasion of Washington's visit to Newport exchanged with him those addresses which have become so famous as classics of American Jewish history. Recognizing both the historical and artistic importance of this, the oldest synagogue building ir. the United States, the Department of the Interior, in March, 1946, designated it as a national historical site so that it might be preserved for future generations as an important national monument of the past and the National Park Service charged with its preservation and safekeeping. Title to the synagogue will still be held by the Congregation Sher-ith Israel of New York, which became guardian of the ancient structure and its burying grounds where so many of the ancestors of its early members had worshipped and were buried after the evil days of decay fell upon post-Rsvolotion-ary Newport. The Congregation Jeshuath Israel will continue its BS« of the building for religious Shakespearean literature, including appearances at the University of Chicago, Columbia University and City College. He had been a regular lecturer on Shakespeare in the evening division of Hunter College. A champion of socialized medicine for many years, Dr. Tannenbaum collaborated with Paul Maer-kcr Branden on a critique of modern medical practices entitled "The Patient's Dilemma." It was published in 1935. Dr. Tannenbaum's interest in the psychology of Shakespeare played no little part in his embracing psychotherapy as his field in medicine, although he was first a general practitioner. Dr. Tannenbaum followed an independent method in his psychoanalysis, not following closely any methods of the Viennese schools. He retired from practice last year. < He was a founder of the magazine "Psyche and Eros," and had the co-operation of several European psychoanalysts including William Stakel, of Vienna. He translated Mr. Stakel's work, "The Depths of the Soul." Books written by Dr. Tannenbaum include: "The Psychology of Accidents," published in 1924; "Problems of Shakespeare's Penmanship," 1927; "The Assassination of Christopher Marlowe," 1928; "Shakespeare and Sir Thomas Moore," 1929; "The Handwriting of the Renaissance," 1930; "Christopher Marlowe—A Concise BiblioKraphy," 1937; "Was William Shakespeare a Gentleman?" 1932; "Ben Jonson — A Concise Bibliography," 1938. Dr. Tannenbaum also edited many editions of works by Shakecpeare and other Elizabethan playwrights and poets. His medical articles included contributions to the "Journal of Abnormal Psychology." In 1932, Dr. Tannenbaum received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Le-high University. He was a member of the New York County Medical Society and the Shakespeare Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Rosenzweig Tannenbaum; a son, Dr. Herman Tannenbaum; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Gottsegen and Mrs. Ethel Reich, and two brothers, Alfred Tannenbaum and Louis Tannenbaum. Two blinded veterans of the Israeli Army were welcomed to New York By Mayor William OT>wyer. The veterans, David Weiss, twenty-one, and Meir Palei, twenty-five, have come to the United States at the invitation of the American League for a Free Palestine, which will provide funds for their medical treatment. The two young fighters were accompanied by their nurse, Miss Malca Haroon, twenty-four, a native of Palestine, who was wounded assisting the Israeli forces in a skirmish during the battle for Jaffa. 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The third PASSPORT TO NOWHERE: THE STORY OF A GREAT TRUCK DRIVER (Continued from Page Nin*) Germany — the future remained uncertain. Most of them have their hearts set on Palestine. Many, like Schwartiberg, are registered for the United States; the underlying to the seventh month is considered the best time for a dental checkup. Adequate diet during pregnancy will help ensure healthy teeth for both mother and baby. hope is to leave Germany forever. Schwartzberg summed it up this way: "I have three emotions left. One is concerned with the liquidation of this camp; another is that perhaps it is lucky for our people to be moving out of this very troubled area, though they are going to other camps. The third is for my wife and son. We do not know where we will go. Everything is uncertain again. We must wait," he said calmly—"for instructions." This article is from the New York Times Magazine. 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