THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, January 9, 1970-19
New Book on Youth Aliya Published
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14 Oil Drillings Planned
in Israel During 1970
Priests and rituals are only
crutches for the crippled life of
the soul.—Franz Kafka.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Fourteen
test drillin g s for oil in Israel will
be made during 1970 at a total cost
of about $10,000,000 with capital to
he provided almost entirely by for-
eign firms, Development Minister
Chaim Landau announced.
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of two noted historians, authors
and educators to the faculty of
Dropsie University for the new
term beginning next month was
announced by Dr. Abraham I.
Katsh, president of the post-grad-
Joining the faculty will be visit-
ing professors Dr. Ellis Rivkin, of
Baltimore, and Dr. Bertram W.
Korn of Philadelphia.
Dr. Rivkin, who began his pro-
fessional career as a Cyrus Adler
post-Doctoral Research Fellow at
Dropsie in 1946, will conduct two
classes in "The Jews in the Era
of Transition 13th-17th Century"
and "Structures and Process in
Jewish History." Dr. Korn, who is
senior rabbi at Reform -Congrega-
tion Keneseth Israel, will conduct
a "Seminar in American Jewish
The 60-year-old Dropsie Univer-
sity is the only nontheological,
nonectarian institution of its kind
in the United States completely
dedicated to the study of Hebrew,
Biblical and Middle Eastern cul-
tures and languages, and higher
Dr. Rivkin, whose latest book.
"The Hidden Revolution: An An-
alysis of Pharisaism as an His-
torical Phenomenon" is in prepa-
ration, was the Adolph S. Ochs
Professor of Jewish History at the
Hebrew Union College and a visit-
ing professor in religion and
philosophy at Antioch College. He
is a fellow of the American Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of
Science, a member of the publica-
tion committee of the Jewish
Publication Society, American
Historical Society, Historical So-
ciety of Israel and the Medieval
Academy of America among many
other professional associations.
Dr. Korn, who is also a visiting
professor at the Hebrew Union
College and a noted authority on
the antebellum period of American
Jewish history, is a past president
of the Americfin Jewish Historical
Society, a member of the board of
the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles
and the Federal Civil War Cen-
tennial Commissior among many
other affiliations. He is the author
and editor of 12 books primarily in
American Jewish history, including
"The Early Jews of New Orleans"
just published by the American
Jewish Historical Society and "The
Middle Period of American Jewish
History" to be published in Hebrew
by the Hebrew University in Jeru-
salem, Israel. Among many honors
and awards, he is the recipient of
honorary degrees from Temple
University, Delaware Valley Col-
lege and Hebrew Union College.
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