Jewish-Indian Ten Tribes Theory in
'Lost Continents' From Dover
Dover Publications is produc-
and Literature," by L. Sprague
De Camp makes this interesting
}ng so many books, on such a de Camp. Quoted here is the view
the Tribe of Reuben. Menasseh admitted to England, though he
variety of topics—in addition to that "all the inhabitants of the analysis: "The Jewish-Indian the- published this tale as a book, 'The was able to effect this on a small
was floated by Landa and some
records and art works—that the Indies are descendants of the
Hope of Israel,' which interested scale only."
name of this publishing house Is a Jews." It is the 16th Century view other Spanish missionaries like some Puritan ministers in England. On the subject of the Lost Ten
Duran, and later by the adventurer
synonym for multiplicity.
of Diego de Landa, a Spanish
The latter wrote Menasseh and Tribes de Camp writes extensively,
In a period of a mere six weeks, monk, who "gave the initial push Aaron Levi, Who told the learned brought the theory to Oliver Crom- claiming also that Zulus, Burmese,
Menasseh ben Israel of Am- well's attention. Cromwell invited Japanese,
Dover has issued works on his- to another pseudo-scientific theory:
Lanuana a n d other
tory, literature, music, the arts, that the Amerinds were the Lost sterdam, a romantic tale of his Menasseh to England and formed peoples were traced to the
visit to a brotherhood of Jewish
chess, card games, birds and their Ten Tribes of Israel . . ."
such a firm friendship with him Tribes. In "Lost Continents" he
chirping recorded on marvelous
that he tried to have the Jews re- also states:
records, parodies, posters — and
'The Jewish-Indian theory led
many other subjects.
an active life for aver two cen-
There is, for example, "The
turies, being adopted by William
Epicurean." It is an encyclopedic
Penn among others.- The last
volume of close to 1,200 pages, con-
Common traits and customs
taining 3,300 recipes compiled by
Pierre- -Margry, disclose that the the savages do_ the same. The
Lord Eingsheresob, 'Peat his
Charles Ranhofer, former chef at real or imagined — led the founder Detroit --founder _ .111c1 --1Markinac Jews
and perfumed their entire farina., 4411110 pawls, a
Delmonico's. They are not kosher of Detroit to believe that the In- commander saw many sintIIerlties hair. _fled
"the- liffa -MI- and
teeter,' ade Ilidelekleg " The Am'
cleipes, but in our time there is dia
endentsof the in conversational terms and cus- theirs.
&BMW_ of floosie,,' a =SSW
applicability, since so many kosher Hebrews and were originally Jews. toms. In fact, Cadillac opened the
The Jews fought desperately and mental : 11F74
products are available that can be
The translated papers of An- chapter with a description of the
pareve and used with meat. The toine de la Mothe Cadillac dim Indians' view of the Great Flood. to the finish to preserve their fiber- veem"'
margarine age—with the non-dairy close his belief in a chapter en- Although described in terms peen- s ty, and preferred to loll their toss : d Aztee Plegare'wridege
contents—make it possible to re- titled "Traditions of the Savages." liar to the North American Indian's fathers and mothers, wives and
and even themselves L'""`••••••5 • the
sort to the experience of the non- Leonard Simons, President of the experience—for example, a large
" e """"" "`""
Detroit Historical Commission and canoe rather than an ark—the rather than to fall living into the "' eery*"
"The Epicurean," in its present a member of the Jewish Historical flood story bore a certain likeness hands of their enemies . . ." In In "Lost Continents," de Camp
somewhat less than- complimentary deals with Jewish philosophers
form, is an "exact facsimile of the Society of Michigan, came across to that of Noah.
fabulously rare 1893 edition." the papers while doing research Cadillac then related what he terms, Cadillac wrote: theologians, those who became'
There is this traditional recipe:
the Burton Historical Collec- saw as parallels between the
"The Jews were restless, moving, refugees* and numerous aspects of
tion of the Detroit Library. two peoples:
seditious, jealous of the prosperity Jewish life.
Cadillac's papers, translated and
"The Jews formerly called them- of their neighbors, even of the Of unusual interest is his con-
A LA SALAMANDER
compiled by French archivist selves brothers and companions; same race and lineage; this is tentiozr that the word Carib is re-
(Tophuunbours a 4 galantandre)
also the real character of the sa- fated to Hebrew, that Maya is half
"Pare Jerusalem artichokes Into
Hebrew, and he has a comparative
three-quarter inch rounds, or else
Cadillac continued: ,, The Jews table in which he inserts Hebrew
in the shape of a pigeon's egg, cook
war, assemblies, •
words as proof of his view on lin-
in salted water, drain and saute
g eletie relationships.
in butter without letting attain a
Even if some of the facts are
color. Prepare a puree by placing
tablp e, ro v"oLi:jans t g Can
some peeled Jerusalem artichokes
By MOSHE RON
Szalty, there Is great danger
in.a saucepan to boil; drain when
frequent feasts; councils and exciting book-
(Special to The Jewish News) -that in the future rabbis will be
done, and cover over with a damp
assemblies are their daily bread,
During Hanuka, a "revolutidn"
• • •
an d while they are preten ding to
cloth; dry in the oven, then press was carried out by the extremist elected in the same manner-
Maimonides is briefly referred
through a sieve. Return this puree rabbis in Jerusalem, who have lids Procedure also endangers
the elections for the chief rob-
to the saucepan; season with salt, elected Rabbi Bezalel Szalty, a binate,
with their friends or enemies, by Dover, "The Great Doctors, A
which are due to take
nutmeg, fresh butter and egg-yolks, member of the high rabbinical Place in
er insid e court, as chief rabbi of Jerusalem, The "revolution" which was
car- fashion, that is to say, to destroy
a dish, either pushed through a contrary to the wish of the govern- rigid out in Jerusalem creates
A related volume of interest is
channeled socket pocket or els
meat and the chief rabbis of Is- danger of disturbing the peaceful them utterly after their fashion. "Cellular PathologY. as Based-
molded with the hand; lay th e
coexistence between religious and an "The Jews had faith k) dreams Upon Physiological and Pathologi-
sauteed Jerusalem artichokes in th e In Rabbi Szalty's apartment in nonreligious
d visions, and the savages be- cal Histology," by Rudolf Virchow.
center, strew grated parmesan
lie ve destiny
as , ian
Rehavia quarter of Jerusalem, Rabbi Szalty, a scholar of the d their
oar, cover with some rather thin the
dozens of rabbis and leaders of Hebron Yeshiva, is 50 years old during their
crisp bechamel sauce and th
by Valery Carrick, translated by
Mime parmesan; color in a brig k bled and elected him as the new learned rabbis.
Citing similarities in marriage Nevill Forbes.
oven, serving it immediately afte
1111 d burial practices, Cadillac said: For bird lovers there is a mar-
it is baked to a golden brown." r chief rabbi of Jerusalem. They did Ten years ago, when he was
e Jews married several wives velous
so, disregarding the declaration of elected as a member
"Scrngs of Eastern
d repudiated them when fancy Birds" record'
Of special interest are the the •mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy binical High Court, he of the Rab
three books Issued on chess. The Kollek,
was a Zion die
a g ainst private ele ction s ist and advocated preserving
the savages observe the
famed authority on chess, Eman- of rabbis , and the laws
Then there are volumes on "Dup-
of the laws of the state. During recent soon e custom."
uel Lasker, authored "The Inter- state of Israel, which provide
of his time, Cadilla c licate Bridge" by Alfred shem_
, however, he changed his too A k product
national Chess Congress, St. a chief rabbi of a city can only be attitude
and drew nearer and je the opportunity to knock th e wold; "Bridge Conventions, pines_
Petersburg, 1909," and the
ws when he related the flood ses
famed tournament's games are elected by members of the muni- nearer to Agudath Israel and ex- st ry:
for the Jews who _A an C„tiuPs" bY
cipal and religious councils, and treme religious circles who op-
described here in a volume gabaim
from the bigger syna- pose cooperation between th
were so close God, SO careful or Book,"
splendidly edited by Lasker. gogues and small temples.
e re- history, have nevertheless wander-
• ,• •
ligious and nonreligious PoPola - eel
Supplementing this work that had
from the truth; and if so many A Dover volume dealing with
According to the election law, tilML
been hailed In its day as a clas-
peoples who have had writing the New York riots of 160 to 200
an international announcement
He accepted the candidacy for to other
sic are two other paperbacks,
memory have fallen years ago is timely In view elite
must b e made for the election chief rabbi of Jerusalem because
"Mate In Two Moves" by Brian
abyss of legends, how violence exPeriencodAtrInnitY cities
Harley and "Classic Chess Prob-
candidacy could the savages, who can neither todkv-
this must be published in time of Rabbi
lems" by pioneer composers,
Shlomo Goren for chief read nor write, have retained what Many of the riots depicted in
to enable rabbis in Israel and rabbi of Israel.
edited by Kenneth S. Howard.
so many centuries have effaced?" Joel Tyler Headley's "The Great
In the area of art, "The Golden abroad to propose their eandi.
Three years ago, he asked the As to differences in language, Riots
dacy. Each candidate must ob. chief rabbis Of
Age of the Poster" is a collection tain
and experience teach us .have longsinc
of N eew been.
that will be treasured by art lov- chief rabbis or gement from the and Nis
f their eomudecir„ dacy for
of his eandi- that a language becomes disfigured the evils which brought them on
for chief to
Jerusalem, and weak in proportion to its neg- long ago have since been .ex
• • •
rabbis disregarded feet and misuse . . . So it is not ambled and corrected. Or have
request-The reason for this surprising that* People wandering they?
Then there is the marvelous. disregarded all these laws. The his request-
New York's first great riots
jawing, sin_ and
- great influence on religious whether the chief
phic Sketch Book of the Civil a
slavery, and -
affairs in Israel and on the co-
War," *a most valuable addition to existence
should fulfill at the same time reading, should bastardize and bar- men today still rebel somehilest-
between religious and the functions
of chief rabbi of barize it until not a vestige re- very's aftermath. IL indeed his-
Jews in rael.
There are books on humor, like
mains; and if so many different tory repeats itself, then this book
The leaders of the extreme Agu
languages are found among the holds a valuable lesson for ail of
the Dover paperback of prodigal dath Israel party have confirmed
pieces by Robert Benchley, "Bench- the election of Rabbi Szalty. It
savages, that is nothing to cause us who live in such a violent age:
ley Lost and Found."
since it is certain
Here is the fullest, most detailed
was the first victory of Agudath
that Jerusalem was full of
"A Parody Anthology" collected Israel after 50 years of struggle
and most reliable account of the
Action to Aid Poor . of nations who submitted all to sorts
cir- four-day draft riots. Journalist J.
by Carolyn Wells contains many with the chief rabbinate.
selection:, from notables, (Keats,
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Results of cumcision and were included in the T. Headley was on the scene
The victory of Agudath Israel has
Coleridge. K i pl in g, Macaulay, created an awkward situation for a public opinion poll showed that Jewish nation.
the uprising, observing,
". . . One can conjecture from throughout
Thiekeray and others). Jews are the minister for religious affairs, 55 per cent of the population is
analyzing and finally reporting to
parodied, there is an uncompli- Dr. Zerah Warhaftig. The Knesset mot satisfied with the government's this that the Jews, including in the his fellow citizens what he saw -
to Nordau; Commission for Interior Affairs efforts to close the social gap be- observance of their laws and cus- the streets of New York in July
toms all the circumcized nations, of 1663. Though
there are the kind and unkind.
tween rich and poor in Israel.
and making one- body with them, sympathies were most
For music levers, Dover bas, tion and
According to the poll, 48 per nevertheless
demanded that the min-
did- not prevent the side of "law and orderi!",ler
in addition to recordings, many ister for religious affairs annul cent of Israelis do not
classics, ineludIng the latest, the membership of Rabbi Szalty government- is doing enough, and introduction into their books.of: a journalist first and fon**
"Johannes Brahma' Complete in the Rabbinical High Court 9- per cent hold that the govern- diversity of languages -which may sincere and searching' atte‘rpts
Shorter Works for Solo Piano." because he has broken the laws ment is doing nothing at all. Of have been abolished by the inhabi--- to state- the-ease-of -thelietera eat
tants of the New World."
It was edited by Euseblus Man- of the state.
to: isolate -the itiesillSd10111-,;
the remainder, 22 per cent believe
Editor's ?fete: The reader is mall-
The leaders of the dolational government measures are adequate,
• • •
Religions Party (Meldid/,--are and 22 per cent say the govern- reminded that Cadillac prebably, daY'a- reader nOt-t-*Iair-Alley -in-
Of special interest to Jewish also in a difficult 'situation
any,'t Setae mod - _sights- late -Social hiatory;:loat Into -
be- ment is doing more or less what blew -fewe
merely wrote about ail which the man himself. This is the -best
readers is "Lost Continents—The cause if they dean succeed la should be done.
flantis Theme in History, Science annulling the deeds. at- Rabbi
be had read, not- Uzjperioarad• and may real primary source-deal-
The rest claim the government There - were no Jewry la
ing with one of the most fascinating
is doing too much to reduce the Cadillac's home twout;lit.•
52-Friday, Joinery 21, 1972
events ,of - American , history.
las de la Grave, Frame.)
Carlin ac Linked Indians, Jews, Papers Reveal
`Revolution' of Rabbis in Jerusalem
Puts Govt., Chief Rabbis on a Spot