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WSU Press Issues Efros' Ancient
50 Year's of Ma rri age Jewish. Philosophy'; Schaver Fund
Gave Financial Aid to Publication
MR. AND MRS. FRIEDMAN
Celebrating 50 years of married
life, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Fried-
man, 10774 Lincoln, Huntington
Woods, will be honored Sunday
with a party given by their chil-
dren, Mrs. Morris Lazaroff of St..
Louis, Mrs. Izzy Chaiken, Mrs.
Louis Cohen, Leo. Alfred and Mrs.
The Friedmans were married in
Detroit, July 4, 1914. Both were
born in Russia. Mr. Friedman is
Mill active with his sons in the
plumbing business. The couple
belongs 1 the Mezeritzer Organi-
zation and Odessa Society and are
members of Ahavas Achim Syna-
gogue. They have 16 grandchil-
Bonn's Believe It or Not
Adolf Hitler and Adolf Eichmann
could draw a pension if they were
alive today, Herr Bennemann, min-
ister of the interior, told the Land-
tag in Hanover. This was because
the existing law allowed former
Nazis the right to a pension if
they had held office on May 8,
1945, The London Times reported.
Its publication made possible by
the Morris and Emma Schaver
Publication Fund for Jewish
Studies, "Ancient Jewish Phil-
osophy—A Study in Metaphysics
and Ethics," by Dr. Israel I. Efros,
honorary president of Tel Aviv
University and a professor of
Dropsie College, Philadelphia, was
issued this week by Wayne State
Originally published in Jerus-
alem, in Hebrew, in 1959, this vol-
ume is a study that has won wide
Dr. Efros starts out on the pre-
mise that "we must look to the
Bible for the beginnings of Jew-
He adds that there is struggle
between two opposite tendencies
in Jewish philosophy—one in the
form of a protest, "the Hebraic
protest against the materialistic
monism of the pagan environ-
ment," which proclaimed the ex-
istence of a higher world and "was
a tendency of Holiness," and the
counter-tendency "to establish con-
necting channels, and these repre-
Prof. Efros declares that the
tension of Hebraic thought, "the
flutter between the extremes of
Holiness and Glory, between
deism and pantheism, is what
makes religion an experience,
what gives religion its pangs
These views are elaborated upon
in Dr. Efros' evaluation of Pro-
phetic philosophy, in his analysis
of Apocryphal thinking, of proph-
ecy and the Hagigrapha.
Special interest attaches to his
study of Essene philosophy and of
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the eschatological aspects of it.
Quoting Josephus, "The Essenes
are Jews by birth and love seems
to reign among them more than
among members of any other sect,"
Prof. Efros writes:
"What is the meaning here
of 'Jews by birth,' and how is
this connected with the love
that reigns among them? But
these expressions imply their
hostile estrangement from their
people balanced by a warmer at-
titude toward each other. Jo-
sephus himself seems to have
sympathy for this group, to
whose philosophy he devotes
There are important evaluations
here also of Tannaitic speculations
and of the world view of the
Amoraim. In his conclusion to the
first part of his study, Dr. Efros
explains: "Greek philosophy be-
gins with a quest for a single pri-
mordial element: water, air, or
fire, and is willing to leave the
rest to natural development. He-
braic thought leaves nothing to
development, but keeps the divine
being continuously at work until
the first Sabbatical stars appear
in the firmament and all is done."
He thereupon declares:
"Judaism is not a religion of
rest ... it is all tension . . . it
presents moral demands in which
there is an idealistic longing for
the impossible which is never-
theless a duty, as in the re-
ligious experience: Be ye holy,
for I am holy. It is a divine
morality imposed upon a hu-
man creature, t h e infinite
pressed into the finite."
The second part of his book is
devoted the philosophy of biblical
ethics, to the elements- of justice,
mercy, love and holiness which are
contributing factors in ethical con-
The Messianic idea is evaluated
and the ethics of religion empha-
sized. "Stronger and clearer than
ever is the biblical voice calling
to our generation" is the conclud-
ing sentiment that emphasizes the
power of ethical teachings.
An appendix offers explanations
for eschatological terms and there
are extensive notes that add much
value to this meritorious work.
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