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August 13, 1965 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-08-13

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Picture Parade of Jewish History:
First in Our New Illustrated Series

WARSAW (JTA)—A second list
of awards announced by the Polish
State Council on the 21st anniver-
sary of the uprising against the
Nazis includes the names of sever-
al leaders of the Jewish Cultural
and Social Association. The sec-
ond list covers awards to leaders
of minority groups in Poland.
The order of Officer of Polonia
Restituta was awarded to Edward
Reiber, secretary of the Central
Committee of the association, and
to Israel Felhendler, director of
the association's educational de-
partment. The order of Chevalier
of Polonia Restituta was awarded
to Michael Wilner, Gita Bransteter-
Stulberg, Rose Bauminger and
Yadwica Fuchsman. The Golden
Cross of Merit was awarded to
Samuel Brasman and Joseph Such-
binder.

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, August 13, 1965-7

More Jews Given Honors
by Polish Government

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(ALSO JUNIOR DIVISION-AGES 20 TO 25)

For !immediate Interview Phone:

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MR. MEYERS or MR. BENJAMIN

This is the first in a series of illustrated historical cartoons to appear periodically in The Jewish
News. They are reproduced from "A Picture Parade of Jewish History" by Morris Epstein, published
by Shengold Publishers, New York, and reviewed in The Jewish News in January.
The explanatory essay of "Translation of the Seventy — The Septuagint," by Dr. Epstein, follows.

*

A committee of Jewish scholars
is preparing the first modern Eng-
lish translation of the Bible direct-
ly from the traditional Hebrew
text. The authorities working on
this 20-year project are the latest
successors to those 70 who, 22 cen-
turies ago, produced the "Septua-
gint" — the Translation of the
Seventy.
In both eases the reason for the
translation is the same. It is to
make the treasures of the Bible
available to those who cannot read
it in Hebrew.
Alexandria, Egypt, founded by
Alexander the Great of Macedonia
in 331 B.C.E., was the first Greek-
ruled city to give citizenship to
Jews. Under the rule of the Ptol-
emy kings who followed Alexan-
der, the Jewish community pros-
pered. Its members spoke Greek
and admired Greek culture. They
read Greek books and studied
Greek ideas.
They began to lose the knowl-
edge of Hebrew, and were faced
with the danger of losing their re-
lationship with Judaism. They met
this problem by teaching their
- children Hebrew and by translat-
ing the Pentateuch — the Five
.) Books of Moses—into Greek, so
- that the spirit of their heritage
might remain with theM.
The Jews of Egypt wove a leg-
end about this translation. In a
book by one Aristeas of Alexan-
dria it is written that Ptolemy II,
who ruled between 285 and 247
B.C.E., wanted to have the best
library in the world. His librarian
reported to him that he already
had 995 great books, but that the
five finest books of all were not
in his colelction. These books, he
said, were the Five Books of Moses.
Impressed, the king sent am-
bassadors to Jerusalem. They ask-
ed the high priest for a copy of
these books and for men who could
translate them into Greek. Where-
upon a copy of the Torah was sent
to Alexandria, accompanied by 72
learned scribes.
The king received the guests

*

with great honor and marveled
at their wisdom. When the wel-
coming festivities were over, he
placed each scholar in a separate
room, and asked each to translate
the Torah by himself.
The 72 scholars were done in
72 days, and the versions were
then compared. Lo, all the trans-
lations were exactly alike in every
word and letter! So proud was
everyone that a holiday was de-
clared, to be observed each year
in honor of the completion of the
Septuagint.
From the Septuagint came trans-
lations of the Bible into other lan-
guages. The legend of how it was
made is interesting; the fact,
namely, that the Septuagint helped
bring the Book of Books to the
entire world, is even more fasci-
nating.

American Zionist Council
Denies Shragai Statement

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Ameri-
can Zionist Council cabled a pro-
test to S. Z. Shragai, head of the
immigration department of the Jew-
ish Agency in Jerusalem, who in
statements in the Israeli press
charged the American Zionist
movement with being uncoopera-
tive and placing obstacles in the
path of Jewish emigration from the
United States to Israel. Shragai
was asked to repudiate his state-
ments "immediately."
"Through your attendance and
participation in the May 16 con-
ference in New York," the cable
to Shragai said, "you are surely
aware of the time and planning
devoted by the American Zionist
Council in fostering aliyah from
this country. The reports that the
aliyah resolutions emanating from
our conference were supressed are
completely falacious. They were
released and given wide circulation
along with other resolutions."
The cable was signed by Nathan-
iel Rothenberg, chairman of the
administrative committee of the
American Zionist Council.

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