Agency Creates Special Department
for Zionist Activity; Elects Neumann
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Creation
of a special department for an in-
tensive program of Zionist activi-
ties aimed specifically at the
American Jewish academic and
intellectual community was voted
by the executive of the Jewish
Agency, as the executive conclud-
ed a week-long, plenary session.
The new department, to be headed
by Prof. Marie Cyrkin, of Brandeis
University, will be directed parti-
cularly toward influencing the
more than 300,000 Jews on the
American college and university
campuses. The program will in-
clude seminars, symposia and the
publication of a journal.
In accordance with the principal
of rotation. Dr. Emanuel Neumann
was elected chairman of the execu-
tive's American section, succeed-
ing Mrs. Rose Halprin. Mrs. Hal-
prin will now become the New
York chairman of the Agency's ed-
ucational and cultural department,
Book of Yiddish Poetry
Draws Jews in Moscow
LONDON (JTA) — It was re-
ported from Moscow that a book
of Yiddish poetry, "Horionten,"
has been put on sale in the Soviet
capital in the Kirov Street Book-
shop. The book was published in
5,000 copies at a price of 94 ko-
pees, ($1). It includes poems writ-
ten by 50 authors and has 528
The Jewish population was re-
ported to have been lining up for
hours to get copies of this long-
expected book. The publication
was announced over six months
ago in the Communist press in the
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Bundestag to Eye Law 3 U. S. Students Are Freed After Jordan Abduction
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
near Jerusalem and were dragged
to The Jewish News)
on New Compensation
across the border by Jordanian
for Victims This Month students attending the Hebrew Uni- soldiers.
and will serve as the chairman of
BONN (JTA) — The Bundestag, versity were returned to Israel
the Agency's finance committee.
Dr. Neumann will continue to head lower house of West Germany's
the Herzl Institute in New York.
Humphrey, King to Address
American Jewish Committee
parliament, will consider this
month an amendment to provide
individual compensation for vic-
tims of Nazism who were trapped
in Iron Curtain countries and
could not file claims before the
The proposed amendment to the
West German compensation legis-
lation could cost another 4,000,.
000,000 marks ($1,000,000,000) and
bring the total outlay for indivi-
dual reparations by West Germany
Tuesday by Jordanian authorities
after being held since Saturday.
They are Victor Richman and
Edward Brand of the United States
and Ruth Lubin of Toronto.
They said that they had been
strolling near the Jordan border
Vice President Hubert H.
Humphrey will pay tribute to
the late Herbert H. Lehman, and
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
will receive the American Lib-
erties Medallion at the annual
meeting of the American Jewish
Committee, May 19-23 in New
JPS Resumes Its
Series of Judaica
With 1552 Work
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — The
Jewish Publication Society an-
nounced here the publication of a
famous, 16th Century Jewish work,
"Consolation for the Tribulations
of Israel," by Samuel Usque, in an
English translation by Dr. Martin
A. Cohen, of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Reli-
gion. The work inaugurates the re-
sumption by the Jewish Publica-
tion Society of making important
Judaica available to the American
Samuel Usque's "Consolation"
is a long prose .poem written in
Italy in 1552, designed to encour-
age Marranos to keep the Jewish
faith and not to apostasy. A his-
torian as well as a poet, Usque,
scion of a distinguished family,
moved later to Palestine, where he
died at Safed.
The JPS had discontinued publi-
cation of Hebrew classical works
after publishing a number of such
books in the 1920s. The effort was
revived five years ago under a
committee headed by Prof. Salo
The s e r i e s, called "Judaica:
Texts and Translations," is to con-
sist of three different types of clas-
sical works. Some of these will
include the original Hebrew or
Aramac texts; others, like the
Usque book, will be put out only
in translation; and a third series
would include more modern texts,
especially those dating from the
18th and 19th centuries. One vol-
ume in the general series is ex-
pected to be issued each year.
Before the end of this year, the
JPS announced, it will publish the
"Sefer-na-Kabbalah," by Abraham
Ibn Daud, with original text, edit-
ed by Gerson D. Cohen.
Bill Outlawing Bias Passes
2nd Reading in Commons
LONDON (JTA)—A bill to out-
law r a c i discrimination in
Britain, which would also prohibit
discrimination or incitement
against Jews, passed a second
reading in the House of Commons
Monday night by a majority of 12
votes for the Labor government.
The bill is Britain's first attempt
at laws against such discrimina-
The legislation would outlaw
discrimination for reason of race
in "places of public resort," pro-
viding fines for violation. A second
section would ban speaking or
writing "threatening, abusive or
insulting" words intended to stir
hatred against racial groups, which
is intended to cover Jews.
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Friday, Ploy 7, 1965-9
Law to Aid Sabbath
WASHINGTON—Rep. John V.
Lindsay, R., New York, introduced
in the U.S. House of Representa-
tives a companion bill to that al-
ready proposed by Rep. Jonathan
B. Bingham, D., New York, to en-
able Sabbath observers to work for
the federal government without
prejudice to their employment ben-
efits by reason • of their religious
Rabbi Morris Sherer, executive
vice-president of Agudath Israel
of America, said this bi-partisan
bill grants Sabbath observing gov-
ernment employees the right to
make up any time lost due to
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Under the government proposal,
a special fund would be opened
for the victims of the Nazi era
who were able to migrate to the
Western world, and particularly to
Israel, only after the deadline.
The Conference on Jewish
Material Claims Against Germany
has demanded full indemnity for
these victims. It has been said that
fulfillment of this demand would
cost West Germany another $1,-
In New York a resolution call-
ing upon West Germany to amend
its present law on indemnification
was adopted unanimously Sunday
at a mass meeting organized by
the Coordinating Committee of
Nazi Victims Organizations.
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