Wolfson Sees Jewish Reclamation
of Jesus Through Scope of Learning
"Jewish reclamation of Jesu s
Wolfson continue s, "The
will . • . come about as a re- present-day problem of the
sult of a wider and more com- reclamation of a lost literature
prehensive conception of the rather than that of the recogni-
scope of Jewish learning and tion of a new moral philosophy
Jewish literature and of a gen- which is needed for our salva-
eral recognition of our lost lit- tion."
Beside Wolfson's article, the
This prediction is made by memorial issue of Menorah
Prof. Harry A. Wolfson, the Journal contains color repro-
Nathan Littauer Professor of ductions of three of the stained-
Hebrew Literature and Philoso- glass windows created by Marc
phy Emeritus at Harvard Uni- Chagall for the Hadassah Medi-
versity. Professor Wolfson is cal Center in Jerusalem. The
considered among the great work of Chagall frequently ap-
Jewish scholars. He writes in peared in the Menorah Journal,
the memorial issue of the Men- starting in 1924. The artist was
orah Journal published in hon- a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Hur-
or of its late editor, Henry witz.
Hurwitz, who died in Novem-
Also in the volume is a
memoir of his wife, the late
According to David L. Hur- Ruth Sapinsky Hurwitz, which
wood, secretary of the Menorah Hurwitz delivered as a talk at
Association, 130 E. 59th St., h e r "remembrance meeting"
. New York, publishers of Meno- shortly before his death. He
rah Journal, the issue will spoke of his wife, who had
bring to a close a chapter in made her mark in social work,
Jewish letters, art and scholar- writing and education, "as , an
ship that began when Henry exemplar of the Jewish Ameri-
Hurwitz edited the first issue of can woman in the twentieth
the magazine in January, 1915. century."
Among other items in the
Hurwood is a son of Henry
valedictory issue of the Meno-
rah Journal are an analysis of
The memorial issue of Meno- the Menorah collegiate move
rah Journal has been edited by ment by Prof. Horace M. Kal-
Prof. Leo W. Schwarz, author, len, and an article "The Magic
anthologist, lecturer and long- of Obscurity" by Marvin Low-
time friend of. Henry Hurwitz. enthal. The issue presents the
It is the final number of the first English translation
"Bergson and Judaism," an
In his article, Wolfson points analysis by the Sorbonne pro-
out that during the Middle fesor Vladimir Jankelevitch of
Ages Christianity was on the the relationship between Henri
defensive. The Church vainly Bergson's philosophy and the
tried to convince the Jews that principles of Judaism. There is
prophetic promises were ful- also a commentary on Sickert's
filled in Christ.
portrait of Israel • Zangwill,
Wolfson asks: "Why did not greatest modern Anglo-Jewish
the Jews accept Jesus? Why writer and a contributor to
should not the Jews accept Menorah's pages in the early
Jesus?" Before suggesting how years, by Michael Ayrton, Bri-
the Jews may reclaim Jesus, tish Broadcasting Company
Wolfson states that one form commentator and nephew of
of acceptance is out of the ques- Zangwill.
"The person of Jesus as con- Israel Will Form
ceived in the manner of the
Paratroop Corps for
various forms of christology
could never find a place in Congolese Army
Judaism, for it is altogether
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.
foreign to its fundamental prin-
ciples and is a later importa- (JTA)—The Republic of the
tion from without. As the prom- Congo (Leopoldville) announced
that Israel will form a paratroop
ised Messiah, (Jesus) simply
corps for the Congolese National
did not meet the conditions Army as part of a plan for the
which in the conception of the complete reorganization and re-
people of that time had to at- training of all of the Congo's
tend the coming of the prom- armed forces.
ised Messiah. As a leading au-
At the same time, it became
thority on questions of the Law, known that the Congo plan, in-
the contemporaries of Jesus volving bilateral agreements, be-
could not be expected to accept tween the Leopoldville govern-
Jesus more than did Shammai ment and Italy, Norway, Canada,
or Hillel," says Wolfson.
the United States, Belgium and
Israel has already been laid by
Brandeis' Lown histitute
Secretary-General U Thant be-
fore the UN's Congo Advisory
Produces Its First Volume
Committee. That committee con-
of Current Judaic Studies
sists of 19 members of the
Brandeis University's Philip United Nations, including Mos-
W. Lown Institute of Advanced lem and Arab states but not in-
Judaic Studies has published its cluding Israel.
first volume of research, "Bibli-
The Congo government's an-
cal and Other Studies," under nouncement here confirmed pre-
'the editorship of Dr. Alexander vious informal reports that sev-
Altmann, Institute director.
eral NATO powers plus Israel
Dr. Altmann, also professor will aid in the reorganization
of Jewish philosophy at Bran- and - retraining of the country's
deis, has included 12 represen- armed forces. The announce-
tative studies • by eminent Ju- ment, distributed by the Congo-
daic scholars, resulting from the lese delegation, stated that the
Lown Institute's first academic plans had been formally made
year, 1960-61. The volume is the public at Leopoldville by Maj.
first of the series, "Studies and Gen. Joseph Mobutu, command-
Texts," published through Har- er-in-chief of the Congolese Na-
vard University Press.
Ben-Zvi in Hospital,
Cancels Meeting with
Minister from Sweden
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — Pr e s i dent
Ben-Zvi entered Hadassah hos-
pital Tuesday for a series of ex-
aminations expected to last 10
While the president's office
described it as a routine check-
up, the president was forced to
cancel a scheduled meeting with
Norwegian Foreign Minister
Halyard Lange, who is in Is-
raal with his wife on an eight-
day visit as a guest of the State.
At the president's request,
Malagassy First Ambassador to
Israel Pierre Razi Andriami-
haingo presented his letters of
credence Monday, 24 hours
ahead of schedule.
Lange was received by Prime
Minister David Ben-Gurion and
Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's For-
eign Minister, at separate meet-
ings Monday at which the in-
ternational situation and the
Middle East were discussed.
Mrs. Meir tendered a dinner re-
ception in Lange's honor Mon-
day night which was attended
by Ben-Gurion cabinet members
nad the diplomatic corps.
Jewish Agency, .JDC Enter Into
Budget Consultation with CJFWF
The Jewish Agency for Israel,
Inc., and the Joint Distribution
Committee have entered into a
budget information and consulta-
tion process with the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds, the three agencies an-
nounced jointly this week.
Both overseas agencies — the
JAI, Inc. and the JDC, met sep-
arately with the Committee on
Overseas Services of the CJFWF
to initiate the process.
The procedure at each of the
meetings involved presentation
of detailed information with re-
spect to the budgets, financial
experience and underlying needs
and programs of the agencies,
the largest participants in Jew-
ish w elf are fund campaigns
throughout the United States.
Similar meetings will be held
periodically during the year in
order that the communities may
keep abreast of current develop-
ments and to take account of
changing needs and require-.
Representatives on the com-
mittee on overseas services from
Detroit are Max M. Fisher, Jack
0. Lefton, Judge Theodore Levin
and Isidore Sobeloff.
If you're 65 or over, and have
worked under social security
even for a short time, inquire
at your nearest social security
office about the recent changes
in the social security law. You
may be losing payments if you
don't ask about them.
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