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WALTHAM, Mass. — A collo-
quium convened to examine the
process of Jewish teacher educa-
tion will be conducted at Bran-
deis University this weekend
under the auspices of the Uni-
provement of Jewish education,
considered an indispensable means
for transmitting the Jewish heri-
The Philip W. Lown Graduate
Center for Contemporary Jewish
Studies, which next fall will be
under the direction of Rabbi Leon
A. Jick of the Free Synagogue
of Westchester, Mt. Vernon N.Y.,
is a component of the new Philip
W. Lown School of Near Eastern
and Judaic Studies.
versity's Philip W. Lown Gradu-
ate Center for Contemporary Jew-
Leading Jewish educators and
scholars will participate in the
five sessions scheduled for the
One of the general areas of dis-
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cussion will be the shortage of
qualified teachers in Jewish
schools, in the face of mounting
enrollments. Some of the discus-
sion will center upon improving
the education of teachers now in
Other topics include the
accreditation of Jewish teach-
ers colleges, students in the
colleges, the curriculum of the
colleges and Ju-daic and Hebraic
studies in American colleges and
The colloquium is expected to
yield new insights for the im-
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (JTA)—
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jury returned an indictment
charging.murder and arson against
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Dubinsky's Role in Fight and released. from a hospital last
February and immediately arrested
for Israel in '48 Cited
on charges of setting the fire. The
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indictment contained 24 counts of
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murder, including one count for
TEL AVIV — Mrs. Golda Meir. each of the victims and 12 counts
secretary general of Mapai, Tues- of accessory to the deaths.
day praised the role of David Du-
binsky, former president of the
International Ladies Garment
Israel exported last year a total
Workers Union, for his role in of $430,000,000 worth of goods
helping Israel acquire arms in the compared with $372,000,000 in the
country's 1948 struggle for inde- year before. Agricultural exports
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pendence. Dubinsky is currently came to $87,000,000.
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Mrs. Meir spoke at a dinner given
This cartoon is reproduced from "A Picture Parade of Jewish History" by Morris Epstein, pub-
in honor of the American labor
WHEN YOU ;Pic A COCKTAIL
lished by Shengold Publishers, New York, by special arrangement with the author and publishers.
leader by Aharon Becker, secre-
Dr. Epstein's accompanying ex- a post as a rabbi in the town of "How can he be so modest, when tary general of the Histadrut, Isra-
el's labor federation. Becker lauded
planatory essay on Akiba Eger fol- i Markish-Friedland in West Prus- I know that he knows that I know Dubinsky for helping build a bridge
sia. In 1816 he became the rabbi that he knows?"
between Israel and American
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Before he died in 1837, he asked labor.
He was a scholar descended of Posen and remained there for
- bear only these
from a long line of scholars, and
by the age of 12 he had thoroughly life.
In Posen his reputation flour-
mastered several volumes of the
ished. When the government for-
Born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, in bade the study of the Talmud,
1761, Akiba studied at the yeshiva • Rabbi Akiba Eger showed how
of his uncle, Rabbi Benjamin Wolf highly the contributions of the Tal-
Eger, in Breslau. At the age of 18 1 mud to civilization had been
he married and went to live at I praised by a number of Christian
the home of his father-in-law, who scholars. Impressed, the govern-
ment abolished the order.
gave him a fine library where
One winter he traveled all night
spent his days in study.
When a terrible fire in 1791 to perform a good deed. On the
destroyed hundreds of homes in his way it began to rain heavily, and
city, Rabbi Akiba Eger accepted the carriage skidded into a ditch.
Peru Chief Hails Israel
LIMA (JTA) — President Fer-
nando Belaunde Terry hailed Is-
rael's agricultural aid program in
Peru in which Israeli irrigation ex-
perts have been helping to solve
some of the country's water prob-
President Terry lauded the Is-
raeli role in Peru's farm develop-
ment at ceremonies marking the
conclusion of Agriculture Week
here in which Israel's Agriculture
Minister Haim Gvati took part..
Gvati, who has been on an offi-
cial visit to this country for the
past week, later met with Peru's
minister of public works in con-
nection with the Peruvian program
of new road construction.
Cesare Vivante, a 19th century
Italian-Jewish jurist, was largely
responsible for the comprehensive
reform of the commercial law code
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
12—Friday, May 27, 1966
words: "Here lies Rabbi Akiba
Eger, servant of God's servants."
But the people of Posen made
one addition. They wrote: "Here
lies our rabbi, Rabbi Akiba Eger,
servant of God's servants."
Grows in Austria
YOUNG ISRAEL CENTER of OAK WOODS
THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The driver jumped down and
LONDON (JTA) — Austrian
pulled the wheels out of the mud. Foreign Minister Lujo Toncic- So-
When he returned to his seat, rinj, discussing here charges of
Rabbi Akiba Eger offered him a anti-Semitic developments in his
pair of dry socks. The driver was country, denied "the implication
puzzled, for the rabbi's baggage that anti-Semitism is growing in
was locked in back of the carriage. Austria."
In the morning the driver saw
The issue came up after the
that the rabbi's shoes covered his visiting foreign minister address-
bare feet. The rabbi smiled and ed the Foreign Press Association
said, "How could I permit you to and then answered questions. He
drive in wet socks while my feet was asked by a Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency newsman why the
Rabbi Akiba Eger visited the Austrian . government was not tak-
sick, always bringing little gifts. ing action to curb anti-Semitism.
To the poor he gave of his own Declaring that he welcomed the
small income. When an epidemic opportunity to comment on the
of childbirth fever took the lives matter, he said that "while un-
of many mothers, he appealed to pleasant events happen from time
more fortunate mothers to take to time in certain states of the
the orphans into their homes. Once United States, no one would judge
a week he visited each home to see the situation in the United States
that the children were well treated. from these events."
"I can assure you." he added,
He became expert in the care
of the sick. In the cholera epidemic `'that there is no anti-Semitism in
of 1831 he gave advice on diet and Austria but this does not mean
sanitation, and was cited for loyalty that there are no anti-Semites
and service by the Emperor him- here and there in Austria." He
said the government did not react
His combination of great learn- to anti-Semitic incidents because
ing and deep modesty faScinated "this is for the courts to deal
everyone. A dear friend, Rabbi with and not politicians."
(See COMMENTARY, Page 2)
Jacob of Lissa, . once remarked:
CORNER STONE SETTING EXERCISES
at their new Sanctuary and School Building
SUNDAY, JUNE 5th at 11:00 A.M.
YAVNE TEACHERS SEMINARY FOR GIRLS
Affiliate of Telshe Yeshiva
TWO-YEAR COURSE OF STUDY
Certificate recognized by major universities as
equivalent to three years study
towards baccalaureate degree
Applications now being accepted for school year
Direct inquiries to:
Rabbi Shiomo Davis, Registrar
28400 Euclid Ave.
MR. and MRS. JULIUS ROTENBERG
AMBASSADOR JAMES ROOSEVELT
KFAR ROTENBERG INAUGURAL !DINNER
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 1966
Cocktails 6 p.m.
Dinner 7 p.m.