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September 11, 1970 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-11

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Israel's History Depicted in Monumental Atlas


(Copyright 1970, .TTA, Inc.)

JERUSALEM—A team of scien-
tists from the Hebrew University.
working with the Israel Ministry
of Labor's department of surveys
and experts from all government
departments. has completed work
on an exhaustive survey of the
Holy Land from prehistoric times
to the present The completed
work, published in Jerusalem. rep-
resents probably the most accurate
and comprehensive study of the
country ever produced and the
best overall picture of Israel avail-
able today.
An English edition of the Atli -is
of Israel, a massive document 131/2
by 15 inches in page sizes, corn. ;
pnsing 15 sections in 290 pages,
has been published by the Survey
of Israel in conjunction with the
Elsevier Publishing Company of 1
Amsterdam and New York. Mag-
nificently printed—as many as 20
colors are used in some maps—
the volume stands as a tribute to
the Israeli paper and printing in-
dustries as well as to Israeli
scholarship and cartography. A
limited number of copies is avail-1
able in the United States through
the American Elsevier Publishing
Company at 5130 a copy.

The Atlas covers every phase,
from the historical through the
geomorphology, agriculture, cli-
mate, hydrology, botany, zoology
and population of the country
over the centuries. Its detailed
maps on the water resources of
the country, its rainfall, irriga•
tion and arable land, together

provide the key to future land 'Sinai Peninsula, printed over eight
development and settlement.
The editors explain the atten-
Regional p la n ners will lean
heavily on the demographic studies tion given to the cartography of
the past by pointing out in their
and charts in the Atlas of Israel.
Exploration and exploitation of foreword that "in this changing
the country's mineral resources world the importance of time-
•ill take place along the lines ; sequence maps cannot be over-
rated. This is especially true of
indicated by the maps in the geo-
logical section of the Atlas. The Israel where the high rate of
volume contains the first struc- development demands the presen-
tural map of Israel` ever published. cation of all but the most static
themes by such series of maps."
Accompanying the map are con-
They noted that the time-se-
cise articles covering the subject
matter prepared by outstanding quence maps of the Atlas pre-
experts in their respective fields. rather
sent "a
of conditions."
of static
Probably the most useful sec-
comprehensive description of Bar-
Kochba's uprising, accompanying Lions of the Atlas, except for the
the maps of the period, as there student or scholar with special
is of the War of Liberation, the interests are those dealing with
Sinai Campaign and the Six-Day present-day Israel. In this area,
the reader will find maps showing
population distribution, urban de-
velopment, distribution of settle-
complete representation of the his- ments and even maps and dia-
tory of Palestine from prehistoric grams showing the differences in
times through the Six-Day War. structure and plan of the different
types of settlements. Clarifying
Sixteen maps depict the powers texts accompany these maps and
g °-
t simplify the process of understand-
that ruled the land from E —2"
Em- mg the present situation of Israel.
in 1450 BCE to the British Em-
pire which withdrew in 1948. A
Other maps provide a comport-
series of maps presents the various
history son of Israel's industrial develop-
stages in the countr•'s
from Canaan in the days of the ment between 1943 Mandated Pal-
estine and 1965 Israel and the
Patriarchs to modern Israel after
War. A map of Solo- growth and distribution of Israel's
the Six-Day
moo's kingdom shows the Golan labor force. An aspect that
Heights and Mt. Hermon within emerges from these maps is the
gradual industrial shift to the
the borders of the Jewish State—
12 maps shows
as does the magnificent map of south. A layout of
present-da7 Israel—a comprehen- the growth of Israel's power pro-

sive map of Israel and all the duction and consumption. A 16-
occupied territories excluding the map layout describes the growth
of cooperative enterprises in Israel
both Arab and Jewish. Another
layout shows the tremendous
growth in Israel's rail and road
systems since 1918. One map de-
tails the incidence of traffic acci-
dents involving casualties. As
might be expected, Tel Aviv led
the country with an average of
8.7 accidents per kilometer of
road, or a total of 3,367 for the

6—Friday, September 11, 1970

Jewish Draftees Allowed Deferment
Until After the High Holy Days

NEW YORK—The National Jew- Bulletin No. 81 applies to Rosh
ish Welfare 'Board's commission Hashana (Oct. 1 and 2), the Jew-
on Jewish chaplaincy has been ish New Year; Yom Kippur (Oct.
advised by the Selective Service 10), the Day of Atonement, and
Commission that all draft boards Sukot (Oct. 15-23), the Feast of
have been asked to give "favor- Tabernacles. Since all the Holy
able consideration, whenever pos- Days commence at sundown of the
sible" to requests from Jewish day previous to these dates, Bul-
registrants for postponement of letin No. 81 states that "normally,
their physical examination or in- the registrant's physical examina-
duction into the Armed Forces tion or induction should be post-
during the coming Jewish High poned to a date following the reli-
Holy Days. gious holiday involved."

This official word was received
by Rabbi Edward T. Sandrow of
Temple Beth El, Cedarhurst, N.Y.,
commission chairman, from Dr.
Curtis W. Tarr, director of Selec-
tive Service, in the form of Opera-
tions Bulletin No. 81, as amended
and addressed to craft boards
throughout the country.

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Another section of the Atlas
deals with education and still
another with culture and recrea-
tion. Separate maps show the
growth and distribution of the
public library system in the coun-
try, the distribution of the coun-
try's 201,536 cinema seats (73 for
each 1,000 residents); the distri-
bution of sports areas and facili-
ties and of music and art schools.
A map shows the distribution of
the circulation of three leading
Hebrew dailies from the 75,000
copies they sell each day in Tel
Aviv (25,000 in Haifa and 15,000
in Jerusalem) to the nine copies
of Davar sold in Sde Bowar, David
Ben-Gurion's Negev home. If you
are curious as to how the Israeli
press covers the news in the coun-
try, another map shows the loca-
tion of its correspondents through-
out the country. In the nation's
capital, the papers have a corps of
70 correspondents. At Haifa, they
have 24; at Beersheba, capital of
the Negev, they have 11. In Tul-
karem and more than a score of
other points, one newsman serves
to tell the local story.
In the infinite variety of infor-
mation it provides, in the wide
range of subject matter it covers
and in the clarity and directness
of its maps, charts and texts, as
well as in the beauty of its repro-
ductions of ancient maps, the
Atlas of Israel stands out as a
scholarly work of the highest order
and possibly as the best introduc-
tion available today to Israel and
its people as seen against the
background of the past.


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