Jewish. Museum Re-Opens in N.Y. with Exhibits on Archaic Judaica
The Jewish Museum, 1109
Fifth Ave., New York, celebrated
the opening of the new Albert
A. List Building and the reopen-
ing of its present quarters, the
The first. -exhibitions in the
combined facilities will be The
Hebrew Bible in. Christian, Jew-
ish and Muslim Art and The Sil-
ver and Judaica Collection of
Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Zagay-
ski. The Jewish Museum had
been closed for eight months
(since June, 1962) pending con-
struction of the new wing and
the refurbishing of its existing
The Albert A. List Building
is the result of a $525,000 grant
made by the Albert A. List Fam-
ily Foundation in February,
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1961. The three stories and base-
ment connect to the Warburg
building on each floor. The addi-
tional space will allow the Mu-
seum .to expand its exhibitions
to a significant degree.
The Jewish Museum was origi-
nally established at The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America
to house an important collection
of Jewish ceremonial objects.
Initial expansion occurred 16
years ago when Mrs. Felix War-
burg's gift to her family man-
sion established the Museum at
its present location. The addi-
tional space allowed for tern-
porary exhibitions of paintings,
sculpture and ceramics.
In 1956, the need for ritual
items of artistic caliber for use
in the contemporary synagogue
and home led to the establish-1
ment of The Tobe Pascher Work-
shop for the design of modern
ceremonial objects. A sculpture
garden adjoining the Museum
was added in 1959.
The Jewish Museum has always
served as an educational instru-
ment. Its permanent collection
of Jewish ceremonial objects
from throughout the world has
made it possible for people of
all faiths to become acquainted
with the symbols of Jewish rit-
ual, some of them more than
2,000 years old.
The new hours of the Museum
are noon-5 p.m., Monday to
Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sunday. Admission is free.
The Jewish Museum is under
the auspices of The Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary of America
Canadian Township Re-Schedules
Sabbath Election for Jewish Voters
Israel's book industry is a
highly developed one. Five new
books appear daily, and there is
a newly developing paperback
The paperback publishers in
Israel can be divided into two
groups: the b i g publishing
houses with the objective of
public education in mind, such
as Am Oved, Dvir, and Sifriyat
Poalim; and the evening papers
Maariv and Yediot Achronot,
who try to dovetail the oper-
tions of the printing plants with
paperback publishing activities.
The His t a d r u t publishing
house, Am Oved, has been ac-
tive in the field of paperback
publishing for some time. Dur-
ing the last four years it has
published 85 paperbacks at the
price of less than IL.1 per paper-
back. The purchasing power of
IL. 1 in Israel is almost equal
to the purchasing power of $1
in the U.S.A., and the price of
the Laam series of paperbacks
of Am Oved therefore corre-
sponds to the price of American
paperbacks, such as the Anchor
series of Doubleday and Com-
By issuing one paperback per
month, or 48 in four years, Am
Oved has been successful in
creating a sizable clientele of
subscribers — 15,000. The total
sale during this period came
close to one million paperbacks.
Another successful paperback
publisher is DVir in its series
MONTREAL, (JTA) — A from the view of the propriety
plebiscite originally set for a of calling an election on a reli-
Saturday in the Township of gious day of rest and for the
North York was changed to an- hardship it will create for ob-
other day after the Canadian servant Jews by making it im-
Jewish Congress and Bnai Brith possible for them to express
pointed out that many Jewish their democratic, franchise on
voters would not be able to vote the matter."
for religious reasons.
The letter asked the license
The Joint Community Rela- board to reconsider the date.
tions Committee of the two In reply, the license board said
Jewish organizations raised the that it had set the Saturday date
question in a letter to Norman at the express request of the
Goodhead, Reeve of the town- township but that after "further
ship and to the Liquor License representations" from the mu-
Board of Ontario which had set nicipal council of North York,
the Board "has acceded to their
the plebiscite for March 23.
request and changed the date
The protest noted that "th e for the holding of this vote to
Jewish community is a sizable March 27, a Wednesday."
proportion of the general popu- * * *
lation" and that the choice of
a Saturday would "be regarded Elections in Canada
with resentment by the Jewish Fall on Passover Eve
citizens of North York both
Arabic literature in Israel is
OTTAWA, (JTA) — T h e fireo The
bgrreevriniigtert ot gether with the
general Canadian elections, set
by outgoing Prime Minister was modest.
Spain to Extradite
i nthly "Hoaguda" was born,
John G. Diefenbaker for April in rabizo
8, will clash with the Jewish of the were
his young friends.
BONN, (JTA)—Spain notified calendar, since that date will Today there are in Israel no less
than - twenty-one various Arabic
the government here that it
periodicals, among them one daily
The Canadian Jewish Con- newspaper,
four monthlies, three
will extradite Dr. Reinhold gress
weeklies and one pictorial journal.
Karl Vorberg, alleged accom- Prime Minister's office about All journals have at least one page
of belles-lettres and the works of
plice of Dr. Werner Heyde in the 1 t" date for the young
the Nazi "euthanasia" program, elections, prior to the announce- Not poets.
long ago, a poem was pub-
lished by an Arab newsman named
under which hundreds of thou- ment of the date.
Rashid Husein. The poem was en-
sands of persons allegedly men-
"Let us be Friends!" and calls
Polls will be open from 8 titled,
for peace between Israel and the
tally deficient — most of them a.m. to 7 p.m. Many Jews will Arab
countries, through forgetting
Jews — were annihilated by be busy with pre-Seder prep- the past and belief in the future.
The poem aroused much discus-
the Nazi regime under "mercy arations that day. Furthermore, sion
not only among the Arabs in
but also in the neighboring
it was pointed out, observing Israel,
The majority of the 102 Arab stu-
Heyde himself, who has been Jews will not be able to act as
dents studying this year at the Hebrew
charged with direct participa- poll clerks, canvassers, etc., University
tion in the "mercy" killing of since the closing time of the newspaper articles for in
press and many of them are prepar-
more than 100,000 Jews and
ng to be writers.
others, is expected to be brought activities will come after sun- Translation of Hebrew column.
Published by Brit Ivrit Oiamit,
to trial in the State of Hesse, down.
in May. The Provincial Court
of Limburg ordered the open-
ing of proceedings against
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Above are but three items of art on exhibit at the Jewish
Museum. Top is a 12th century bronze of Moses. The middle
photo is of a 15th century woodcut page of Samson and the lion
from the Nuremburg Bible. Bottom is the 15th century Jacopo
del Sellaio painting on wood panel (of Floience) of Esther