Montreal's Jewish Public Library
Largest of Its Kind Outside Israel
Montreal's "biggest little lib-
rary" is, strangely enough, neither
French nor British. It is Jewish—
in fact, the largest Jewish public
library outside Israel.
With 42 per cent of Canada's
Jews living in Montreal, it forms
the second biggest Jewish commu-
nity in the British Commonwealth
(after London) and the second big-
gest in a French city (after Paris).
The Jewish population is 105,000.
Yet half the patrons of the Jew-
ish Public Library and People's In-
stitute are non-Jewish. All faiths
are among its users.
There are more than 100,000
volumes, mainly in English,
French, Yiddish and and Hebrew,
Yeshiva College Granted
Charter to Form Chapter
Of English Honor Society
NEW YORK — Yeshiva College
has been granted a charter to
establish a new chapter of the Na-
tional English Honor Society,
Sigma Tau Delta, it was announced
by Dr. Isaac Bacon, dean.
The chapter, Psi Iota, was of-
ficially installed at recent cere-
monies at Yeshiva University's
Furst Hall, Amsterdam Avenue
and 185 Street, in New York City.
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The Passover Ritual to Be Observed April 16
but also in German, Russian an d
The library has the best col-
lection of Yiddish books in Can-
ada and claims to lead all other
Jewish libraries in the world in
the number of Yiddish books cir-
culated annually. Half of the
Jewish community speaks Yid-
Founded 50 years ago by Vien-
nese writer and critic Reuben
Brainin, who came to Montreal to
edit a Jewish daily newspaper, the
library began with some 1,500 Mgaik
JOYCE AND JOANNE WEIN-
Among its treasures are rare TRAUB, daughters of the Joseph
Hebrew writings, and each year Weintraubs of Parkside Ave.,
valuable works are acquired with will be featured at - the 80th an-
funds from firms, individuals, the niversary Artist Concert of
city of Montreal and grants from Tuesday Musicale of Detroit
the province of Quebec. With such 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Detroit
liberal aid, the collection has be- Institute of Arts Auditorium.
come the most important in Can- The sisters, international award-
winning duo-pianists, are former
Tuesday Musicale Student Lea-
Among the books is a Latin gue members.
translation, published in 1515 in
Leiden, Holland, of an Arabic
work by "Isaac the Jew, adopted
son of the king of Arabia," a Jew-
ish rabbi and court physician to
the ruler of Egypt.
The Arabic manuscript sum-
marized the entire medical knowl-
NEW YORK (JTA) — The
edge of the ancient Arab world
and was destined to modify the Joseph. F. Kennedy, Jr. Founda-
tion has given a grant of $1,450,
concept of medieval medicine.
Passover and Freedom
By Joseph Herman Hertz
Late Chief Rabbi of Britain
Sat.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
shiva University officials at a
press conference at the college.
Mrs. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
was guest of honor at a luncheon.
It was announced that the U.S.
Public Health Service had made a
grant of $3,750,000 for the pro-
ject and New York City has allo-
cated the land on which the
Center will be built. Sen. Ken-
nedy said that $1,000,000 of the
Foundation grant will be used to
help build the Center and the
He who rebels against his Sover- other. $450,000 will be paid to the
eign deserves to die.—Sanhedrin.
university at the rate of $90,000
a year over a five-year period to
provide an associate director of the
Center and to support Kennedy
.Fellows or Scholars in the Center.
Sen. Kennedy said the Center
would represent a'major step for-
ward in research in the field,
adding that the key asaect would
be the emphasis on "multi-disci-
plinary research training which
has been largely missing up till
The te•-story Center will be
linked to the Jacobi Hospital on
the grounds of the Bronx Munici-
pal Hospital Center, affiliated with
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End Three Day Strike
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Postal ve-
hicle drivers have returned to
work after a three-day strike.
The postal authorities expect to
catch up with the backlog of un-
delivered mail within the next
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Einstein College. Research will
study how the "mind and body de-
velop from conception to maturity,
encompassing programs from the
molecular to the community level.
The research will deal with the
g e n e t i c, prenatal, biochemical,
psychological and environment as-
pects of the problems. Medical
and social research will be com-
bined in the Center with clinical
applications of the research to
Dr. Grover F. Powers, professor
of pediatrics of the National Asso-
ciation for Retarded Children, was
named to direct the new program.
tory of New Mexico in the latter
part of the 19th Century, be-
came the first Jew to serve as
by easy degrees
000 to Yeshiva University to help
establish a center for study of
mental retardation and human de-
velopment at the University's Al-
bert Einstein College of Medicine.
Plans for the Rose Fitzgerald
Kennedy Center for Research in
Maternal and Child Health and
Human Development, the first of
its kind in the United States, were
announced by Sen. Robert F. Ken-
nedy, Sargent Shriver, director of
the Peace Corps and the Office of
Economic Opportunity, and Ye-
Mike Mandell, A French-born
immigrant who settled in the terri-
over, the "seder" is celebrated. A
happy occasion for adults and chil-
dren alike, it is 'characterized by
an assortment of symbolic foods
pladed at the seder table.
With the setting of the sun April
16, Jews throughout the world be-
gin celebrating their festival of
freedom — Passover. -
Commemorating deliverance of
their forefathers from slavery in
Egypt, a large share of Passover
ritual is symbolically associated
Observance of the festival is for
eight days, during which Jewish
housewives put aside their every-
day pots, pans, china and silver-
ware, substituting a complete set
of tableware and kitchen untensils
reserved from year to year just for
Certain foods are prescribed for
Passover. It's well known, for ex-
ample, that Jews do not eat leav-
ened bread during these eight days.
As legend has it, fleeing from
the Pharaoh, Jewish housewives
had no time to leaven their famil-
ies' bread. In rememberance of
this, matzo, or unleavened bread,
is now eaten.
On the first two nights of Pass-
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Passover is the Festival of
Spring. Its human appeal, there-
fore, is as old as humanity, and as
perennial as Spring. But it is an
historical festival — Israel's birth-
day — as the annual commemora-
• tion of an event which had changed
• the destinies of mankind, that pro-
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