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September 20, 1963 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-20

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The University of Chicago
Press has just published a new
20th Century English transla-
tion of Moses Maimonides'
"Guide of the Perplexed," con-
sidered the most precious jewel
in the crown of Jewish theology.
The work, known in its ori-
ginal Arabic as "Dalalat al-
Ha'irin," and in Hebrew as
"Moreh Nebukim," was written
by Moses Ben Maimon — Mai-
monides-12th Century astrono-
mer, physician and philosopher,
who was born in Spain in 1135
and died in Cairo in 1204.
The English translation was
achieved by Shlomo Pines, a
professor at the Hebrew Univer-
sity in Israel. It is the first
complete translation into Eng-
lish in 80 years.
Prof. Pines based his work
on the classic French-Arabic
text as established by Salomon
Munk and published in 1856-66
in Paris.
It includes extensive notes
and an introduction by Prof.
Leo Strauss of the University
of Chicago faculty.
Maimonides wrote in Arabic,
the language of both everyday
discourse and scholarship of
his time, but interspersed "so
many Hebrew words the book
might be considered bi-lingual,"
Prof. Strauss has pointed out.
The University of Chicago
text gives a visual sense of the
bi-lingualism by printing all
Hebrew words from the original
in italics.
Maimonides, who was ap-
pointed court physician to Sala-
din, the fabled Muslim mon-
arch, is considered the greatest
Jewish philosopher after im-

Nazi Leader Jailed
in Chile for Bombing
Santiago Synagogues
Franz Pfeiffer Richter, the lead-
_ er of the Chilean National So-
cialist Party which was revived
this week after having remained
officially dormant for nearly 25

years, was sentenced to three
years in jail for anti-Jewish
bombings in 1958.
Richter, a 27-year-old law stu-
dent born in Chile of German
parents, said that this newly
reorganized movement was anti-
Semitic and followed the same
rules set by Hitler. His an-
nouncement apparently spurred
legal proceedings on an old
charge against him of being be-
hind the explosion of some
bombs in Santiago's synagogues
five years ago.

Jordan's King Sees
Possible Honorable
Solution in Mid-East

PARIS (JTA)—King Hussein
of Jordan, currently on an in-
formal visit to Paris, told a press
conference this week that "an
honorable solution to the Pales-
tine problem might be found."
But, he added, "I see no pos-
sible solution in the near fu-
ture." He said the "basic solu-
tion" depended on "quite a re-

organization" of the Arab world
which would "lift the danger
which Israel represents for us."

mediate post-Biblical times.
His "Mishneh Torah" and
"Guide of the Perplexed" have
been likened to St. Thomas
Aquinas' "Summa Theologica"
in Catholic philosophy.
The publication of the
"Guide" here was made pos-
sible through contributions by
Jewish philanthropists, press of-
ficials said. It has been almost
a decade in preparation.
Maimonides himself wrote of
the "Guide" that he intended it
"neither for the common people
. . . nor those who occupy them-
selves only with The Law," but
for the "religious people who
are embarrassed by the contra-
dictions between the teachings
of philosophy and the literal
sense of the Torah."
In this sense, the work is
one of the first great theologi-
cal efforts to discuss religious
truth in terms of the best scien-
tific and philosophic thinking
available to man.
Maimonides held that the
great metaphysical truths were
embodied in the Bible. He used
the tools of Aristotle, neo-Pla-
tenism, and Arabic scholars to
interpret them.
His book is divided into sec-
tions on the nature of God, the
existence of God, design in na-
ture, and the nature of history
itself. Distributed by Jewish
Book Mart, 127 N. Dearborn,

Native Flowers
of Israel Exported
for Sale at Frank's

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Haggai Presents Views on
Policies of Mapam Party
Editor, The Jewish News:
It was not without a pro-
found sense of gratification
that I read your excellent pub-
lication's presentation of some
of my views on current Israel
problems in your issue of Sept.
In view of the fact that a
number of these issues repre-
sent controversial issues in Is-
rael's political life and have,
indeed, often been the subjects
of major parliamentary debates,
nevertheless find it necessary,
in the interests of greater clar-
ity, to submit the following in
amplification of those pub-
1. On the question of the im-
pact by the hostile propaganda
of the Arab states on the Arabs
of Israel, one vital, though by
no means the sole method of re-
ducing these propaganda pres-
sures must be the abolition of
the Military Government for the
Arab areas of the State. The
pros and cons for "M.G." have
been frequently and intensely
debated in Israel. In the most
recent vote on its abolition, the
resolution proposing that was
defeated by exactly ONE vote.
My party, Mapam, is but one
of many that believes Military
Government's most signal ac-
complishment to have been the
aggravation and embitterment
of Israel's Arab's citizen, a
thing needless from any point
of view, security included.
2. While improved relations
between Israel and all foreign
governments, including those of
the Arab states, is eminently
desirable, that cannot be enter-
tained as a primary argument
for increased Aliyah from the
United States. Jews of ALL
countries, because they are
Jews, should consider them-
selves potential Aliyah candi-
dates. American Jews, with

Sharon Gail Ziporyn was wed
to David Bernard Sandler in a
double-ring ceremony per-
formed Aug. 18 by Rabbi J.
M. Litke at Young Israel of Oak
Parents of the newlyweds are
Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Ziporyn
of Monte Vista Ave. and Mr.
and Mrs. Alec Sandler of
Tracey Ave.
The bride wore a gown of
silk organza with a scoop neck-
line, long bridal sleeves,
snuggly fitted bodice with a
cummerbUnd and matching or-
ganza full bouffant skirt.
Beaded Alencon lace applique
was used as a trim on the
bodice and throughout the skirt.
She wore a tiny pill box with
matching silk organza beaded
Alencon lace applique with a
full bouffant veil of silk illu-
sion. She carried an arrange-
ment of white or c hi d s and
stephanotis on her bride's
prayer book.
Charlotte Ziporyn, sister-in-
law of the bride, was matron
of honor_ Gail Blum was maid
of honor. Bridesmaids were
Judy Mitzner, Janis Hoffman,
Maxine Loomus and Roberta
Klaus. Terre Ziporyn, the bride's
neice, was flower girl.
Herbert Sandler served his Brandeis University
brother as best man. Ushers to Award Honorary
were Dr. Marvin Ziporyn, the
bride's brother, Ronald Yourof- Degrees at Convocation
sky, Leslie Keywell, Marvin Ko- Two college president s,
fender, Rickie Benjamin and George Wells Beadle of the
Miles Beiderman. Paul Unatin University of Chicago and Rev.
was junior usher. Ringbearers Michael Patrick Walsh of Bos-
were Bruce Brand and Brien ton College, will receive honor-
ary doctor of laws degrees at a
Following a honeymoon in special convocation on Oct. 6,
Miami Beach and New York commemorating the 15th anni-
the newlyweds will reside on versary of the inauguration of
Brandeis University.
Monte Vista Ave.

Native flowers of Israel will
bloom in many homes in this
city during the coming winter
months as a result of an enter-
prising project launched by a
Negev kibbutz and an Israeli
Zvi Gavit is the man who
initiated the project of develop-
ing flowering plants as an in-
dustry 10 years ago, using his
kibbutz as a pilot plant. Four-
teen people work at cultivating
140 dunams of land with hopes
of selling $60,000 this year in
exports. The kibbutz, composed
of 160 people, was founded 17
years ago for the purpose of
guarding water pipes along the
Gaza Strip border. The Rose
of Sharon Nursery flowers are
available at Frank's Nurseries
Thirty years ago, Zvi Gavit
began devoting his life to a
study of Israel's flora. His nurs-
ery fields at Kibbutz Gevim in
Ralph McGill, publisher of
the Negev today house a family
the Atlanta, Ga., Constitution,
of wild flowers being domesti- ORT Launches Crash and Mrs. Susan Brandeis Gil-
cated, cultured and multiplied Program of Aid to
bert, daughter of the late Su-
for export and culture abroad. Algerian Refugees
preme Court Justice Louis Dem-
Among his specimens are Gla-
Vocational training services bitz Brandeis for whom the uni-
diolus, Iris, Tulips, Narcissus
120,000 Algerian Jewish re- versity was named, will receive
and Oxalis. Many of the flowers for
fugees will be enlarged during honorary Doctor of Humane
are the direct lineal descend-
Letters degrees at the 11 a.m.
coming months, according
ants of those described in the the
ceremonies at the university's
to Dr. William Haber, president
Ullman Amphitreatre.
of the American ORT Federa-
Gavit's assistant in his busi- tion, in a report submitted to
ness venture to America is Dov the organization's recent execu-
Golan. The pair visit this coun-
committee meeting at Hotel
try twice a year to sell and tive
promote their harvest. They Commodore, New York.
As part of a "crash program
work the fields the remainder
of job rehabilitation," he de-
of the year.

Austria Seeks Arrest
of 7 Charged With
Killing Jews in Camp
GRAZ, Austria (JTA) — The
Graz state attorney's office is-
sued warrants for seven accom-
plices of Franz Rojko, former
commander of the Theresien-
stadt concentration camp in
Czechoslovakia. Rojko is now on
trial here on charges of having
personally murdered 82 Jews
and other inmates. He also was
charged with participating with
two former SS officers in the
killing of another 102 victims.
The seven accomplices also
are wanted for multiple mur-
ders at the Czech camp. Mean-
while, Rojko insisted at his
: trial, despite detailed testimony
in horrible detail, that he did
not murder any Jews while com-
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Rites Solemnized

their professional, administra-
tive, and cultural experience,
can do much, on settling in Is-
rael, to promote the country's
progress. Their compensation
would be their spiritual reinte-
gration into the historic main-
stream of Jewish life. It is not
insignificant that a thousand or
more American Jews of the
nearly 12,000 in Israel are
members of Kibbutzim and
Moshavim. Since Aliyah to Is-
rael so often entails the search
for new social values, promo-
tion of Kibbutz life would be
one highly important medium
for attracting young American
Jews to come to Israel.
(20180 Tracey)

Jewish Groups Urge
Adoption of Federal
Accommodations Law
national Jewish organizations
and 66 Jewish community coun-
cils joined in urging the adop-
tion of f e d e r al legislation
against discrimination in places
of public accommodation, as
proposed by the Kennedy Ad-
ministration in its civil rights
program. All are affiliated in
the National Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council through
which they coordinate policies
and programs.

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clared that ORT schools in the
Paris region, Marseilles, Lyon
and Strasbourg would add 16
new industrial training courses,

enrolling almost 1,000 refugee
youth and adults, establish a
vocational center in the Paris
suburb of Villiers-le-Bel, which

has become a major center of
newcomer settlement, in addi-
tion to the trade school just

opened in Toulouse and the re-
cently completed ORT schools
in Marseilles and Lyon.
With the expiration of the
one-year French government al-
lotments, Haber stated, there is
"ample evidence that I a r g e

numbers of refugees are enter-
ing upon a critical time in their
attempt to build a new life for
themselves. Reports from Jew-
ish welfare agencies in Paris
and Marseilles particularly anti-
cipate with foreboding the com-
ing of winter."




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21 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Fri day, S ept. 20, 1963

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