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October 21, 1960 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-10-21

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Prof. Yadin Reports Finding
Priceless Bar Kochba Relic

JERUSALEM, (JTA)—A seal
impression depicting a man fight-
ing a lion, which may have been
the seal of Bar Kochba, was
found by the archeological ex-
pedition which last winter dis-
covered in a Dead Sea cave the
archives of the Jewish freedom
fighter, who red the rebellion
against the Romans in the Sec-
ond Century C.E., it was reported
by Prof. Yigael Yadin, who was
in charge of the expedition. Prof.
Yadin made the disclosure in an
address at the closing session of
the annual conference of the
Israel Exploration Society.
Professor Yadin, who was for-
merly Chief of Staff of the Israel
armed forces, • told. the confer-
ence that the impression was
found on a clay fragment which.
became detached from a bundle
of letters sent by Bar Kochba.
An enlarged photograph of the
fragment disclosed the seal.
A second large-scale' archeo-
logical expedition to the Judean
desert, where earlier this year
the Bar Kochba letters were
found, is being planned for thi
winter, it was announced at t
conference. The new expediti
will cover a wide area east of
Dead Sea from ,Ein Gedi to M
sada, where Jewish freed
fighters made their last sta
against the Romans. Prof. Yad
indicated that he would partic
pate in the new expedition.
It was also announced at the
conference that Dr. Avraham Bi-
ran, foriner Israel Counsul Gen-
eral in Los Angeles and now head
of the Foreign Ministry's Armi-
stice Affairs division, would be
appointed director of the govern-
ment department of antiquities.
Prof. H. Susuki, of Tokyo Uni-
versity, who participated in the
conference, indicated that his uni-
versity would seek to take part in
forthcoming explorations in the
Judean desert.
A priceless manuscript of the
Keter Hatorah of Aaron Ben
Moses Ben Asher, the oldest ex-

fisting parchment Bible in book
form, as distinct from a scroll, has
been brought to Israel from
Syria. The Keter Hatorah, which
dates back to the tenth century,
was used by Maimonides and con-
temporaries as a basic source
book. Biblical scholars, Jewish
and Christian, recognize its im-
portance.
The Ben Asher Keter Hatorah
has been in Aleppo in northern
Syria for the past 500 years, and
has been inaccessible to Jewish
scholars since the establishment
of modern Israel. The story of
how it was transferred to Israel
for deposit at the Hebrew Uni-
versity, when it can be told, is
expected to be a true cloak-and-
dagger adventure, it was hinted.
A dramatization of the life a
work of Prof. Yigael
, •ro-
fessor of arch
ay at the
Hebrew Un•
1 y in Jerusalem,
was pre
ed in Rome over the
state- led Italian Television
Ne
rk. The program, entitled
gael Yadin, Sold'
chaeologist," highli
tory of Prof. Yadin's
Israel's War of Indep
his current archaeo
eries. Also featured
cast was a filmed •
wit
Prof. Yadin in his
salem
home.

,

N
TA)—The
United States now has 4,079
synagogues .and temples, ac-
cording to a report on various
religious affiliations in the coun-
try, issued by the National
Council of Churches.
Basing its figures on data ob-
tained from the Synagogue
Council of America, the Na-
tional Council listed 4,400,000
Jewish - persons as affiliated
with synagogues and temples.
Jewish "clergymen" were said
in the report to number 3,965
currently in the United • States.

Brotherhood Dinner
Will Honor Eppert

Ealptria

Ray R. Eppert, president of
Burroughs Corporation, will be
the guest speaker at the 32nd an-
niversary Brotherhood Dinner,
Nov. 17, in the
Masonic T e m-
ple, under the
sponsorship of
the Detroit
Round Table of
Catholics, Jews
and Protestants.
The announce-
ment that Ep-
pert will be
honored at the
Brother-
hood Dinner by
the Detroit
Round Table
was made by
t h e organiza-
co-
ail ei •
,
Ju•n P. Scallen an. ate
.
apero.
Brotherhood Dinner proceeds
will be credited to the $105,000
annual program budget of • the
Michiga, -gio of the National
Confe e c istians an
ews.

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wen to
oy
NEW YOR
A)—John J.
McCloy, f
r United States
High
missioner, for Ger-
, as received the seventh
nual Human Rights Award of
the Joint Defense Appeal of the
American Jewish Committ ee
and the Anti-Defamation League
of Bnai Brith.
- The award, ..which is given
each year to an American
"whose contributions to the na-
tion's welfare epitomize -the
goals and ideals of the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee and the
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai
Brith," was presented tb MeCloy
by Judge Joseph M. Proskauer,
at a dinner marking the re-
sumption of the fall phase of
the Appeal campaign for $6,-
100,000. Gustave L. Levy was
guest of honor at the dinner.

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