The occasion of your eightieth birthday affords your friends a welcome opportunity to give expression to their affection and their gratitude for the many eminent services you have rendered during your long and active life. Over a period of two generations, you have broadened our knowledge of mankind through your travels, you have enriched the world of scholarship with your great library, you have fertilised Hebraic studies by your bibliographical researches, you have added to Jewish history in a series of notable writings, you have collaborated generously in every Jewish endeavour in this country and in many overseas, you have assisted the councils of many great causes by your ripe wisdom and never-failing wit, you have enhanced the good name of your people in your widely-spread profes? sional activities and you have endeared yourself to a multitude of persons in many countries by your genius for friendship. In normal circumstances,

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