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April 16, 1965 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-16

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AVM

BY HENRY LEONARD

2nd Century View—So Times Have Changed?

the book, "an important work," reconstructed manuscript, is not
written "in deep Hebrew, stylis- sorry he performed the scholastic
When the Prophet Nathan point- tic Hebrew, wonderful Hebrew." labor. "Now," he said, "we know
ed a stern forefinger at King David
The Talmudic scholar, though what the rabbis of that day were
and declared: "Thou art the man," staggered by the revelations in his up against."
he dramatized an idea which was
quite novel in human affairs of the
time—that no man, whatever his
Holiday Greetings
station, could. escape judgment
not only in the hereafter but in
this world as well.
The Old Testament thus may be
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considered a collection of denun-
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ciations of human frailties of the
People of the Book, recorded—as
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it turned out—in one of the most
enduring bills of indictment in his
tory.
Still. there have been some gaps
Holiday Greetings
in the record of those frailties. Not
all of the errant behavior of the
Jews of ancient times is spelled out
in complete detail.
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The record is now available and
written, of course, by contempo-
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rary Jews.
It appears from that contempo-
rary record that the Jews of the
2nd Century played the horses,
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worshipped the Greek goddess of
love, coveted other men's wives
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and dodged bill collectors—even as
modern man.
It is all described in the "Book
"Of journeying the benefits are beholding new cities, the meeting of Secrets," a manuscript written
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many, the freshness it bringeth to of unknown friends, the learning in the 2nd Century in Pales-
tinian
Hebrew
by
a
memLer
or
the heart, the seeing and hearing of high manners."—Sadi's—"Gulis-
members of a Jewish Gnostic
of marvelous things, the delight of tan."
sect. Lost for more than ten
Happy Passover
centuries, it was "found" recent-
ly by Dr. Mordecai Margolioth, a
Talmudic expert at the Jewish
Happy Passover to Our Friends and Patrons
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Dr. Margolioth reconstructed the
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long-lost manuscript from frag-
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ments
he
found
in
several
world
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libraries, including one in Lenin-
grad.
Dr. Margolioth conceded he was
Passover Greetings to All Our
shocked by some of the contents.
Friends and Customers
He cited the advice in the "Book
Happy Passover
of Secrets" to one wishing to win
the heart of "a noble lady, be she
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single or married. The advice was
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to "take the perspiration of thy
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face or thy forehead and put it in
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a cruse. Write the name `Aphro
dite' on a tablet and the name of
the anger that serves her; thrust
Holiday Greetings to Our Patrons and Friends
it into a jar and say, 'I invoke you,
Best Wishes for a Happy Passover
0 Angels of Grace and Beauty and
To All Our Friends and Patrons
Love, that you should turn the
heart of
daughter
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of
to love me and to do
my bidding . . . ' "
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Modern followers of the noble
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art of improving the breed of race-
horses may find something of in-
terest in the prayer of the 2nd
Happy Passover to Our Friends
Century devotee: "I entreat you the
and Patrons
Angels who run between the stars,
Greetings on the Holiday
that you give strength and force to
the horses in this race and to their
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driver, that they shall not be tired
and they shall not stumble and
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they shall run easily and no beast
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shall beat them and use charm or
magic work against them." The
2nd Century horse player was in
structed to inscribe this sentiment
on a tablet, take the tablet "to
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Holiday Greetings to Our Friends and Patrons
the hippodrome where you want to
win" and bury it there.
The 2nd Century debtor de-
termined to avoid paying his bills
was given specific advice on how
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he might succeed with a little try.
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ing.
He
was
told
to
take
water
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from seven wells on the seventh
day of the month, pour the water
into seven jars and to leave the
Holiday Best Wishes
jars out at night for seven iights.
On the seventh night, he was to
smash the jars and throw the
Holiday Greetings to Our Friends
pieces in every direction. Simul-
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and Patrons
taneously, he was advised to recite
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a prayer to evil angels. In this
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prayer, he was to urge the angels
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to break the bill collector's bones
and "smash him so there shall be
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no cure as there is none for the
broken jars."
BEST WISHES TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
Dr. Margolioth discounted the
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theory that the book might have
been written by some kind of a
Loy Lim, Proprietor
2nd Century nut. He called
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

TR 5-2614

Friday, April 16, 1965-41

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every wise man's son doth know."
—William Shakespeare in "Twelfth
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