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June 10, 1960 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-06-10

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Prof. Michaelson Wins Israel Prize 22-Volume Hand Written Thesis Offered for Ph.D.

Shown lecturing to his students in Jerusalem is Prof. Isaac
C. Michaelson, head of Hadassah's Department of Ophthal-
mology and one of the world's prominent ophthalmologists, who
was awarded the Israel Prize for 1960 in recognition of outstand-
ing achievement in medicine. He is also professor of ophthal-
mology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. The
Israel Prize was awarded to Scottish-born Prof. Michaelson for his
book, "Retinal Circulation in Man and Animals," and his research
on physio-pathological problems in corneal grafts. He settled in
Israel in 1948, and in 1954 became head of Hadassah's depart-
ment of ophthalmology. The Israel Prize is given annually by the
Israel government to the nation's outstanding scientists, teach-
ers, literary and artistic leaders. Last year, Prof. Michaelson was
the recipient of the Mackenzie Memorial Medal from the Uni-
versity of Glasgow, where he had been a lecturer in ophthalmol-
ogy from 1936 to 1948.

Israel's Social Progress vs. UAR

(Copyright, 1960,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)


Figures can tell some fascinat-
ing tales. There are Many sta-
tistics available in regard to Is-
rael and to the Arab world. The
source is indisputable. They
come straight from the latest
issue of the annual Statistical
Yearbook compiled and pub-
lished by the United Nations,—

book with a total of 3,496
schools of all types—from pre-
school to college and technical
education. Using the same pro-
cedure, we find that Israel has
one school per population of 571
of both sexes and all ages.
Roughly, then, about four times
as many Israelis are provided
with educational opportunities
as are the residents of the UAR.
Egypt alone, with ten times
Israel's population, has only
915,827 female students of all
ages. Israel has 207,796 female
students. The difference in edu-
cational opportunities for girls
and women is obvious.
The UAR has increased its
consumption of newsprint (the
type of paper used for newspa-
per publication). • Egypt now
consumes 515,000 tons of news-
print annually (Syria, perhaps
because the figure would be
very low, did not report on this
item). Egypt has an average
newspaper circulation of 25 per
1,000 inhabitants.
Israel consumes 361,000 tons
of newsprint. Israel's average
newspaper circulation per 1,000
population is 199.

a 618-page volume packed with
data, tables, appendices and
thousands of footnotes — does
not make comparisons. But this
correspondent—with deliberate
intent—did compare Israel with
it most vociferous enemy, the
United Arab Regablic. Here are
some of the results:
In the entire United Arab
Republic, including both Egypt
and Syria—there are 12,102
schools, ranging in program
from pre-school education to
colleges, universities and spe-
cialized, i.e., technical, schools.
Simple arithmetical computa-
tion, based on the total popula-
tion of Egypt and Syria (as
shown in the Yearbook) shows
that the UAR has one school
per population of 1,918—includ- Books:
Here, again, Syria did not
ing men, women and children
of all ages.
give figures. But Egypt claimed
Israel is credited in the Year- that it had published 1,881

books in the year reported to
the UN. During the same pe-
Come and See the Beautiful riod, Israel published 1,183


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U. S. Jews to Aid
Institute in Japan

After. 12. years of unstinted manuscript entitled the "Risa-
The priceless original man-
labor, Moses Goodstein, a grad-. la," Quraish's only surviving uscript of the "Risala" is kept
uate student of Yeshiva Uni- work.
in the Bodleian Library in Ox-
With this monumental effort, ford, England. Goodstein had a
versity, has submitted his doc-
toral dissertation-22 volumes which consumed every spare photostat made and translated
of hand-written Hebrew prose. moment of the author's time it from Arabic into Hebrew.
The subject of the 3,500 page since 1948, Goodstein hopes to
Part of the orginal manu-
tome is Judah ibn Quraish, a earn his Ph.D. degree from script is missing. Goodstein has
little-known but impor- Yeshiva University's Bernard reconstructed that missing sec-
tant North African Hebrew-lex- Revel Graduate School, June 16. tion by painstakingly tracing
The "Risala,"_ Goodstein says, other references to Quraish's
icographer, exegete and philol-
ogist who died in the 10th cen- "shows that certain words are work in a variety of sources. In
tury. Goodstein's office was his found in the Old Testament addition to the translation, he
East Bronx apartment at 1494 that may be compared to Arabic also includes biographical in-
Crotona Park East. His tools and Aramaic words. This is sig- formation on Quraish, and in-
were hundreds of pens and pen- nificant when you remember terpretations of his work, his
cils and looseleaf writing paper. that, in the Hebrew Bible, there influence and his logic.
His main source, an 82-page are many words whose meaning
Goodstein feels his 22 vol-
we do not know. Now we may umes on Quraish are insuffici-
compare them to similar words ent. "This is the kind of work
Group Libel Laws
in Arabic and Aramaic.
that would take a lifetime," he
"For instance, in Chapter 12, says. He has already given it a
Urged at Conclave
of Ecclesiastes, there is the large portion of his. He says
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (JTA)- word `lahag.' This word is found Quraish is the world's first com-
Adoption of "group libel laws," only once in the whole Bible. parative philologist.
outlawing defamatory writings Its meaning is not known. But,
directed against any "commu- by comparing it with the Arabic,
nity or group" in the United we know that `lahag' means BUCKFIRE & CO.
States, was advocated here in a `reading.' "
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The delegates also adopted
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can Council for Judaism; called in public high schools and priv-
for an end to the United Arab ate secondary schools in Phila-
Republic's blockade of the. Suez delphia shows that "the ma-
Canal against Israeli goods and jority" of the books "fail to
shipping; called for continued
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Middle East; pledged continued ports.
support to the program of the
American Jewish Congress; and
accepted a $100,000 quota for

the Jewish National Fund, a 25

percent increase over Bnai
Zion's . $75,000 contribution to
the JNF last year.
Another resolution roundly
condemned the Soviet Union
for "its warmongering tactics,"
urging the United States to
"stand firm" in seeking "to pre-
serve peace" without making
f u r t h e r concessions "which
would undermine the strength
and the securLy of the Western
nations." Hyman Fliegel was re-
elected national president of the
Bnai Zion.

LONDON, (JTA) — The sea-
farers section of the Interna-
tional Transport Workers Fed-
eration appealed to the United
Arab Republic to honor its in-
ternational undertakings by re-
nouncing action against ships
in the Suez Canal and placing
reliance on the procedures of
the United Nations:
In a resolution 'approved by
the seafarers section at a con-
ference here, the delegates
called upon seafarers through-
out the world "including those
of the Arab countries" to sup-
port this appeal by addressing
themselves to the United Arab
Republic government in similar
terms and by urging their own
governments to make repre-
sentations to the same end.
The conference also rejected
as "totally inadequate" the
justification of international in-
terference with neutral ship-
ping on the grounds of a state
of war between Israel and

FO. 6-8500

by Dr. Abraham S. Kotsuji,

Japanese convert to Judaism, Vandals Desecrate Grave
who will initiate the project. . of Karl Marx in London

Dr. Kotsuji, now visiting this
country, was officially convert-
ed to the Jewish faith last year
by the rabbinate in Jerusalem.
A descendant of a line of Shinto
priests, Dr. Kotsuji accepted
Judaism aft& •a • lifetime of
study of Jewish laws and tradi-
tions that began in Kyoto when
he was 13 years old.
He is considered the leading
Hebraist in Japan. During the
Second World War, Dr. Kotsuji
was instrumental in saving the
lives of thousands of Jews who
had fled to Japan from Poland
before the Nazi invasion.


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LONDON, (JTA)—The monu-
ment over the grave of Karl
Marx, first Socialist theoretician
who work, "Das Kapital," is the
foundation of Communism and
Socialism, was vandalized. The
grave is in Highgate Cemetery.
Unidentified persons daubed
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dent could have been the work
of youths.

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