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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-24

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The first edition of The
dews—Their History, Culture
and Religion," by Dr. Louis
Finkelstein, Chancellor of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, appeared in. 1949. It
appeared so
soon after the:'
em ergence o
the State of
Israel, that it
lacked neces-
sary material
about Israel.
That was cor-
rected in the
second edition
of the scholar-

istics of American Jews" adds
to self-understanding of our
position.
Other titles in this section—
"Who Are the Jews," by Mel-
ville J. Herskovits; "Sources of
Jewish Statistics," by Uriah

Austria Pegs Aid
to Nazis' Victims
on German Help

-VIENNA; (JTA) — A move to
allay the criticism voiced by Jew-
ish organizations against time Aus-
ly
trian government for delaying
work, which
legislation on payment of indem-
appeared i n
nification to Nazi victims was
1955.
made by the Social Committee of
In the sec-
the Austrian Parliament in ap-
ond
edition,!
proving a bill that would provide
the scholarly
at least a token indemnity pay-
essays by some
ment to the surviving victims, in-
of the world's
cluding those who were forced
Finkelstein
most distinguished scholars to flee Austria during the Nazi

were compressed into 1470 regime.
pages.
However, the bill was ap-
Now we have the third proved with the stipulation that
and greatly enlarged edition, it would enter into force only if
he West German Government
and in its nearly 1900 pages
are incorporated the informa- signed an agreement to contribute
tional material that is so to the cost of indemnification.
vitally needed for knowledge The Austrian Government is re-
and understanding of the his- portedly seeking a contribution
tory, culture and religion of of $500,000,000 from the Bonn
our people. Its publisher is Government.
• Harper & Brothers (49 E.
Negotiations on West German
33rd St., N.Y. 16).
contribution to Austrian indem-
The new two-volume set is nification have already begun
•divided into four parts, deal- between the two countries and
ing with the history of Jews will be continued next month
_ and Judaism, Judaism's role in when Austrian Foreign Minister
civilization, sociology and dem- Bruno Kreisky visits West Ger-
ography of the Jews and the man Foreign Minister Heinrich
von Brentano at a vacation resort
Jewish religion.
The latter section is by Dr. in southern Germany. The Bonn
Government has not yet com-
Finkelstein, the editor himself, mitted
itself on any specific sum.
who outlines Jewish beliefs and The
Austrian
practices. It is a highly schol- many is based claim on West Ger-
the fact that
arly essay that should serve as the Hitler regime on
was responsible
a guide for those seeking in-
for the death and persecution .of
formation about the religion of hundreds of thousands of Aus-
the Jews. Appended to it is a trian citizens.
list of questions about Jews-
(In Jerusalem,. Dr. Nahum
and Judaism and suggested
books to be studied for informa- Goldmann, chairman of the Jew-
ish Claims Conference, indicated
tion about the queries raised.
that the conference between the
Added to the article by -Austrian and West German
Dr. Ben Zion Dinur, which Foreign Ministers on indemnifica-
was appended to the second tion to Nazi victims in Austria
volume, and which, of course, will take place April 9. This con-
is repeated in the third print- ference, Goldmann said, "may be
ing presently under review, decisive because further negotia-
under the title "The Histori- tions may be stopped if Austria
cal Foundations of the Re- will not present a reasonable
birth of Israel," is an essay offer. If the negotiations are
by President Itzhak Ben-Zvi terminated, the West Germ _ an
of Israel, on the subject Government would channel its
"Eretz Yisrael Under Otto- own share of indemnification di-
man Rule, 1517-1917." A third rectly to the representatives of
and equally important addi- 30,000 Austrian Jews eligible tb
tion to this volume is the receive indemnification.)
essay by Dr. Oscar Janowsky
Payments under the Austrian
on "The Rise of the State
bill
would include 350 schillings
of Israel."
($13.50) for each month of in--
Attention should be called carceration; 6,000 s c h i l l i n g s
to the expanded third section ($230.75) to each Jew who was
of Dr. Finkelstein's -work. Mil- made-to wear the Star of David
ton Himmerfarb's , important insignia for at least six months;
study, "The Jews Outside of Is- 10,000 schillings ($484.65) to
rael, the United States and the persons whose earning capacity
Soviet Empire," is very inform- was reduced 50 per cent for a
ative and suggests use of the period of three-and-a-half years;
material it _provides by dis- and 6,000 schillings to persons
cussion groups. Similarly, Na- who could not complete their
than Glazer's "Social Character- education because of the persecu-
tion of their parents or them-
selves. Claimants falling into
more than one category, accord-
ing to the bill, would not be
eligible for more than one pay-
ment.

You save more
than money

Jewish Placecards

20 th *
ANNIVERSARY *-

1941
1961

UNITED STATES
SAVINGS BONDS

Jewish organizations may
hance their banquet -tables
attractive placecards, o
free of 'charge, courtes
American Greetings Corp.
Star of David is printed in
left-hand corner. Above it, a
mesage reads, "How Goodly and
Pleasant It Is for Brethren to
Sit Together." Jewish organiza-
tions may have these cards by
writing to American Greetings
Corp. Public Relations Depart-
ment, 1300 W. 78th St., Cleve-
land 2, 0.

Zevi Engelman; "Jewish Mi- (David Daiches), and "The In-
grations, 1840-1956," by Jacob fluence of the Bible on Euro-
Lestschinsky, and "Economic pean Literature" (Frederick
Structure and Life of the Jews," Lehner).
by Simon Kuznets — suggests
Shalom S p i e gel describes
the extent of the knowledge medieval Hebrew poetry. There
incorporated in this work.
are essays on Jewish contribu-
The distinguished scholars, tions to art, music, philosophy,
non-Jews as well as Jews, and literature.

who have contributed to this
work, point to the vastness
of the undertaking. Among
the contributing scholars are
Prof. William F. Albright,
Dr. Cecil Roth, Prof. Morde-
cai M. Kaplan, Dr. Robert
Gordis and many others who
rank among the most distin-
guished thinkers and students
of our time.

Dr. Gordis' "The Bible as
a Cultural Monument" is a
masterful analysis of_the
Bible as literature, the teach-
ings of the prophets and the
manifold aspects of Biblical
content.

It is an all-inclusive work.
For instance, Yudel Mark •
the author of an article n
"Yiddish Literature." - A
0
Castuglioni wrote the es on
"The Contribution of t Jews
to Medicine."
There are articles
"Sci-
ence and Judaism"
harles
Singer), "Judaism and t Dem-
ocratic Ideal" (Milton
Kon-
vitz), "The Influence o
he
Bible on English Literatu

Hellenistic and Judeo- - I IC
literatures

Ralph
cus a
bra m S.
H
, and
ter J. Fischel
the auth of the essay on
"Israel in n" — a survey of
Judeo-Per n literature.
In th first s
n, dealing
with J ish
cal occur-
rence t
on post-
Bibli 1
ra of t
Tal
ern and Ea
n
Europ an .J ew ries and
es-
says on Israel. Ari
artak-
ower is the au
of the ar-
tide on "T
• ecline of Euro-
y-1933-1953."

Kosher Food

BALTIMORE, (JTA) — Ar-
rangements have been completed
to make it possible for a Jew
desiring Kosher food to get it
in every hospital in Baltimore.
Rabbi Jacob A. Max, chariman
of the hospital committee of the
seaboard region of the Rabbinical
Council of America, announced
the
- gements. He said under
a local kosher caterer
e foods which will be
k
e hospital freezer until

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1 7 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Frid ay, March 24, 1961

Vastly Enlarged New Edition of Dr. Finkelstein's A ll Baltimore
The Jew s
- ' Contains New. Material on Israel, Jewry Hospitals Have

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