It happens every spring.
"And the voice of the umpire
is heard in our land" . . .
The home run: "And Absa-
lom went in for a homer and
Abner was beaten." (II Sam.
16:22, 2:17; Hos. 3:2).
The umpire: "And all the
people shouted with a great
shout. Whether it be good or
bad, he shall not alter it." (Ez.
3:11;Lev. 27:10, 12).
19th Century Inventor
AM' Hirsch Jaffe, a 19th cen-
tury Russian-Jewish scholar
and mathematician, although
never having attended secular
schools, worked out his own
system of Algebra without the
aid of textbooks when he was
barely out of his teens. In 1881
he invented a calculating ma-
chine which received honorable
mention at the Moscow exhibi-
tion that year.
World Over, the magazine for
Jewish youth, has found a rich
source of baseball lore in, of
all places, the Bible. In honor
of the season opener Monday,
The Jewish News borrows the
passages borrowed from the
The lineup: "Every man of
the Children of Israel shall
pitch by their fathers' houses;
every man with his own stand-
ard. (Num. 2:2).
The fumble: "Who can under-
stand errors?" (Ps: 19:13).
The fly ball: "He sent many
flies among them and they
caught every one!" (Ps. 78:45;
II Sam. 2:16).
The sacrifice play: "Amon
sacrificed and Noah went in."
(II Chron. 33:22; Gen. 7:7).
The player's girl friend:
"Rebekah came out with her
pitcher." (Gen. 24:15).
The visiting team: "Then the
Philistines went up and pitched
in Judah." (Judg. 15:19).
The manager: "Do I need
madmen, that you have brought
this fellow to
play?" (I Sam.
The hit and
ran as soon as he had stretched
out his hand." (Josh. 8:19).
In the excavations that were made
in the Judean Desert the letters of
Bar Kochba, the national hero, were
Archeologists, students, members
of kibbutzim, citizens, volunteers
and military personnel participated
in the excavations.
The soldiers of Tzahal made path-
ways to the caves, arranged lighting
and supplied mine-detectors with the
help of which many articles of metal
..:In one of the caves in the Desert
of Judea a large jar made of cow-
hide was discovered. In the bottom
of the jar a bundle of papyri was
found. This was the first find of its
kind found in this country—a docu-
ment rolled up inside a container—
and so an expert in head surgery
was called in. from Hadassah", who,
with the help of delicate surgical in-
struments, took the document out
of its container. It was found that
these documents were the letters of
Now the scientific work began. The
skeletons and the skulls were hand-
ed over to the department of anat-
omy in Hadassah so as to determine
the age of the people. The remains
of the bones of animals were given
to the department of zoology of the
Hebrew University. The various kinds
of jars, sacks, threads, straw arti-
cles, were given to be examined by
the Ministry of Industry and Com-
The scrolls of skin were given
special attention, of course. They
were given to the only experts in
the country in the opening of ancient
scrolls and photographing them.
This was an operation in the dis-
covery of parts of the War of Bar-
Kochba which was a symbol of brav-
ery. This was the war of a small and
poor people who demanded the right
to live a life of freedom.
Published by the Brith Ivrith Ola-
Translation of Hebrew Corner
List Participants in Israel's 16th Anniversary Event
"Sabras From Sharon" and
Gen. Aharon Doran, Deputy
Chief of Staff of the Army of
Israel, will be featured in the
celebration of the 16th anni-
versary of Israel's Independ-
ence, Sunday, April 19, 8 p.m.
in the Adas Shalom social hall,
it was announced by Sidney M.
Shevitz, Jewish Community
Council president, and Rabbi
Leon Fram, chairman of the
Zionist Council, the co-chair-
men of the joint committee ar-
ranging this now traditional
event in Detroit.
"Sabras From Sharon", a
group of Israeli singers, danc-
ers, and instrumentalists. will
make their first appearance in
Detroit on this occasion. The
trio consists of Nitza Broide,
Shai Bursztyn and Asher Zara-
bizada, who dance and sing in
colorful costumes to their own
accompaniment of accordion,
tambourine, and miriam drum.
Miss Broide, who served' in the
Israeli Army for two years,
established her reputation danc-
ing with various dance troupes
in Israel, in the capital cities
of Europe, and later in South
Africa. She has been featured
on television, and in special
performances in many Ameri-
can cities and is preparing for
a career in dance therapy.
Asher Zarabizada, member of
a kibbutz, has won acclaim as
dancer in Israel and in Europe.
Shai Bursztyn, who served as
an officer in the Israeli Army,
has been widely acclaimed as
an accordionist. He later was
sent as a member of a special
Israeli troupe, to participate in a
music and dance festival in
Monument for Nazi Victims
PHILADELPHIA, ( J T A ) —
An 18-foot bronze sculpture
commemorating the 6-million
Jews martyred by the Nazis has
been accepted by the City of
Philadelphia as a gift. The mon-
ument — the first of its kind'
in the United States — is ex-
pected to be placed permanently
in a prominent location on the
West Plaza of City Hall. Until
construction and improvement
work is completed, it will be
temporarily erected on a city
Unveiling at this spot is
scheduled for April 26, at a
ceremony sponsored by the Fed-
eration of Jewish Agencies and
the Association of Jewish New
Americans on behalf of the
Allied Jewish Appeal. The As-
sociation of Jewish New Ameri-
cans instituted the project and
raised' the funds. The monu-
ment, a symbolic sculpture by
Nathan Rapoport, world-
renowned artist, is now on its
way to Philadelphia.
The celebration will feature a
mass presentation of American
and Israeli flags, with the par-
ticipation of Israelis and a spe-
cial color guard of the Jewish
War Veterans, commanded by
Harry Friedman, JWV Depart-
ment of Michigan Commander.
Sam Alpern will be commander
of the guard. Special decorative
motifs have been prepared with
the cooperation of Maynard
Feldman, Sam Field and Oscar
Tickets may be obtained from
the Jewish Community Council,
163 Madison, WO 2-6710.
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