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Bialik Absent from Function in His Honor

January 18, 1923
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The fiftieth anniversary of Chaim Nachem Bialik, the Hebrew poet Laureate, was celebrated Tuesday evening by his admirers who overflowed the large Philharmonic Hall. Zionist leaders attending the meeting of the Greater Actions Committee took part, Nahum Sokolow, Vladimir Jabotinski and Rabbi Chajes delivering addresses extolling the poet. Saul Tchernichowski and Zalman Schneer, two distinguished Hebrew poets, joined in the public tribute to Bialik.

Mr. Bialik did not attend the function in his honor, having previously voiced his distaste of public celebrations of this sort.

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