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December 15, 1961 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, December 15, 1961 —

Archeologist Warns
Against Using Bible
for Historical. Purpose

ANN ARBOR — A prominent
Biblical archeologist has warned
against confusing history in the
Bible and the Bible as history.
This was the theme of a lec-
ture by Dr. Nelson Glueck, presi-
dent of Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion, at
the University of Michigan Zwer-
dling lectures sponsored by the
department of Near Eastern
studies.
It must be constantly remem-
bered that the Bible was not
compiled for a strictly historical
purpose, he said. Much in the
Bible can archeologically be con-
firmed, he added, but there is
much more in it which "cannot,
and need not, and never will be
historically substantiated."
He said the Bible is first and
foremost a theological document,
dealing with the "power and
purposes and imperatives of the
God of the universe and of Israel
and of all mankind."
He also said that various kinds
of source materials, including
important but by no means suf-
ficient historical ones, are em-
ployed in the Scriptures for illus-
trative purposes, and that Bibli-
cal archeology is not to engage
in the attempt to "prove" the
Bible as history, but rather to
add to the understanding of his-
tory in the Bible.

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Announcements

Dec. 9 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Alpert (Barbara
Ledger), 29700 Curtis, Livonia,
a son, Neal Martin.
* *
Dec. 3 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Crane, a daughter,
Teisha Lauren.
*
Nov-, 28 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard J. Hammer (Esther
Foon), 18276 Stansbury, a son,
Richard Eric.
* ,:
Nov. 12 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Owens (Faye Moore),
19784 Maplewood, Livonia, a
daughter, Susan Beth. •
*
Nov. 10 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald L. Stein (Carolyn Kei-
ner), 15200 Pearson, Oak Park,
a daughter, Janet Valerie.

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Early Deadlines for Jewish News
Issues of Dec. 29 and Jan. 5

For technical reasons, early deadlines must be set for the
issues of The Jewish News of Dec. 29 and Jan. 5, due to the
occurrence of Christmas and New Year Days on Mondays.
For the issue of Dec. 29, all editorial copy must be in our
hands before 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22,
All copy for the issue of Jan. 5 must reach us before 2 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 29.

Jewish Legion Veterans to Get
Israel Government Victory Medals

vityrv, 1913;11



Royal Fusiliers

Zion Mule Corps

Judaeans

INSIGNIA OF THE JEWISH LEGION

ISRAEL GOVERNMENT VICTORY MEDALS

The veterans of the Jewish
Legion who fought for the
liberation of Palestine during
World War I will be decorated
with the Israel government Vic-
tory Medals.
The Jewish Legion, the first
Jewish fighting force since the
days Of Bar Kochba, was con-
ceived by Vladimir Jabotinsky
and Josef Trumpeldor, and was
organized by the Jewish War
Office during the early days of
the First World War. The first
units known as the "Zion Mule
Corps" achieved fame during
the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915,
under the command of Captain
Josef Trumpeldor and Colonel
John Henry Patterson.
In 1917, thousands of Jewish
volunteers in the United States,
with the consent of the U.S.
government, enlisted in the
Jewish Legion to fight on the
Palestine front under the flag
of our ally Great Britain.
Itzhak Ben-Zvi and David Ben-
Gurion, who were then resi-
dents of the United States, led
in the recruiting of vohinteers
and went overseas with the
fighting units. The Jewish bat-
talions were trained and
equipped as members of the
renowned Royal • Fusiliers Re-
giment, and saw active service
in the Palestine and Trans-
Jordanian campaigns under
General Edmund Allenby. The
Jewish Legion thus shared in
the liberation of Palestine from
the Turks. -
The S
of David was de-
sign
British govern-
•I
mblem of the Zion
rps, while the badge
Royal Fusiliers became
e official emblem of all the
other Jewish battalions. Later,
the Menorah, bearing the He-

JNF fiii
rShow Gain
74Millir Plantings
1 Last Winter

JERUSALEM — The final ac-
count of tree planting last winter
shows 7,139,098 trees added to
Jewish National Fund forests all
over Ism; 6,195,939 in new
woo.
943,159 plantings
orests.
est areas of new wood-
a are those in the Biriya
orest in Upper Galilee (over
half_ a million trees), on Mt.
Gilboa (nearly 400,000), in the
Menashe
e. On the Samarian
Hills
and in the Sha-.
har
near Qiryat Gat in
ish development region.
een other sites (five in
lilee, four in Samaria, seven in
udea and one in the Negev)
have 100,000-200,000 trees each.
For the new planting season
about to e JNF aims at
consid
ler figures than
uring last winter,
with the Fund's
rtidlZ to plant its second 50
m n trees in a far shorter
period than the first 50 million
concluded this year.

brew word • Kadimah—meaning
"onward"—was designated as
the official emblem of the bat-
talions, which were renamed
"the Judaeans."
The official presentation of
the Israel Victory Medal to Jew-
ish Legion veterans residing in
the United States and Canada
will be made by Col. Yehuda
Prihar, Military, Naval and. Air
Attache 'at the Embassy of Is-
rael in Washington, at a dinner.
Sunday evening, at the Park
Sheraton Hotel in New York.
Mor,e than 300 veterans from
various sections of the United
States and Canada will be
present to receive citations.
This function is being arranged
by Hagdud Haivri League, Inc.,
of which Judah Lapson is na-
tional commander. Jacob Good-
man is chairman of the dinner
committee.

Truman Urges
`Peace and Ha
Between Arabs, Jvs

KANSAS CITY — Former
President Harry S. Truman has
called for "peace and harmony"
between Jews and Arabs in the
Middle East.
Speaking at a dinner in his
honor sponsored by th
ansas
City' Committee for
s-
rael Bonds,
sal
at
"there isn't n
in the
world why the fir cou s in the
Near East can't
me to .a con-
clusion that will
satisfactory
to both of them. There is plenty
of room, there are plenty of re-
sources for both Arabs and Jews
in the Near East."
The former President urged
the overflow audience of more
than 750 at the Muehlebach Ho-
tel to give the- fullest support to
the State of Israel _Bond drive.
The principal speaker at the
dinner was Abraham A. Ribicoff,
, United States secretary of health,
I education and welfare, who ex-
tolled • Truman's record as a
statesman and leader in a critical
period in world history.
A special plaque bearing the
seal of the State of Israel and
three gold coins issued in com-
memoration of Israel's Bar Mitz-
vah was presented to Truman by
Col. Jacob M. Arvey of Chicago,
who paid tribute to the former
President for his consistent
friendship for Israel.

8ng agements

Joyce Sperling will become the
bride of Donald Sherman on July
15. Parents of the couple are Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Sperling of
Mansfield Ave. and Mr. and Mrs.
Irving Sherman of Roselawn Ave.
The bride - to - be is attending
Wayne State University. Her fi-
ance is a student in the Univer-
sity of Detroit School of Dentis-
try, where he is affiliated with

Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Nahum Goldmann Announces Plans
for Publication of 'Encyclopedia Judaica'

Plans for the publication of a
10-volume Encyclopedia Judaica,
first venture of its kind in half
a century, were announced here
last night (Saturday, December
9) by Dr. Nahum Goldmann,
world Jewish leader and Pres-
ident of the Judaica Foundation,
at a Founders' Meeting in the
Waldorf - Astoria H o t e 1,
York.
Co-chairing the
was attended by
ish figures frori9he U.S. and
abroad, was Joseph Meyerhoff,
president of Encyclopedia Ju-
daica Press, Inc., publishers of
the work. Meyerhoff is also pres-
ident of Palestine
Corporation, an
man of the Unit
peal.
Leaders of Jews communities
abroad have pledged their sup--
port , of the project, which will
cost an estimated $1 million.
They include Baron Edmon de
Rothschild, Paris; Israel
London; and p
liani, presiders '
Community of
o was
present at the
York meet-
ing.
The new encyclopedia — first
since the 'publication of the
famed Jewish Encyclopedia at
the turn of the centur — is
being written an
than 400 of the
authorities on J
f th
Jewish people, a
k. o ' uled
for completion
the next
four years.
Editor-in-chief is Dr. B. Netan-
yahu, Professor of Medieval and
Modern Hebrew Literature at
Dropsie College, Philadelphia.
Professor William • F. Albright,
of the Johns Hopkins University,
altimore, is Chairman of the
ditorial Council.
The work will be printed in

Israel. It will be issued and mar-
keted in the - United States and
throughout the Western Hemi-
sphere by Holt, Rinehart and
Winston, Inc., New York ;

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