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March 10, 1972 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-03-10

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PHILADELPHIA--Dropsie Uni- of mircofilMs which Dr. Katsh was Argentine Workers
versity is utilizing the facilitie.s of able to acquire during five
his
BUENOS AIRES (JTA)—A right-
a small vault to store
its treasures visits to government libraries and
wing politician's anti-Simitic pam-
for. safekeeping. . - •
museums in the USSR.
phlet in the style - Of the 'Protocols
STILL THE WORLPUARqES
The "treasures" are rare books, • The Geniza fragments and of the Elders of Zion, is spreading-
priceless manuscripts and micro- microfilms are from, that vast rapidly
in Argentina, particularly
Free Loaner 'Service
films that are irrepliCeable; storehouse of biblical and Hebraica in the southern region of the coun-
To Our Customers
The combination
t - the "safe" fragments discovered a century.ago try and among factory workers.
o
is known to Only one member of in Egypt in an old Cairo synago-
The Jewish community, through
WE SELL THE -MOST -
the university staff.
gue. Except for a privileged few, its representative body, the
Dropsie is the repository of one the Antonin Geniza material has DAIA, has expressed growing con-
of the largest collections of over been inaccessible to Western schol cern, especially as the newspaper,
"REMEMBER'"
100,000 of publications and manu- ars. The only available catalogue Noticias, in the provincial city of
scripts on • biblical and rabbinic of this material was prepared by Tucuman, has accepted the allega-
learning, the Semitic languages, Dr. Katsh, and his book is -used tions against Jews as fact and
WE GIVE 1PHE MOST
Jewish history, Assyriology and as reference by scholars in the continues in its editorials to de-
USSR.
Egyptology.
mand a full-scale investigation by
MILT LEVIN
WE CARE THE MOST
RED STOTSKY
The entire microfilm collection all government agencies.
The basement vault at Dropsie
Call 863-9300
Call 863 9300
The charge, that Jews are plot-
is a paradise for both bibliophiles stored in the Dropsie vault, which
ting to dismember Argentina and
and scholars. Among its rarest also includes many other major
18650 LIVERNOIS, SOUTH OF SEVEN
create, a Jewish state in Pata-
treasures, now fully catalogued collections of rare Hebraica
manuscripts
and
documents
from
gonia, the- country's southern-
and annotated, are the 450 frag-
most province, was first made
ments from the Cairo Geniza with the USSR, Poland and Hungary,
two months ago by Dr. Bever-
each fragment over 1,000 years is now being catalogued and an-
aggi Allende, a political science
old in a double glass frame, and notated. There are also micro-
professor, in an open letter to
over 1,000 prints of the entire Mish- film copies of 400 rare manu-
Jose Rued, secretary-general Of
na and talmudic Antonin Geniza scripts acquired from the Vatican
the powerful Peronista General
which Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, pre- Library in Rome.
sident of Dropsie, microfilmed at
The vault, located next to the Confederation of Labor. Allende
MAN OF
the Saltykov-Shchedrin State Pub- Rare Book Rooms in the basement, claimed that - virtually all facets
lic Library in Leningrad. These provides a permanent home in a of life in Argentina are con-
are in addition to the thousands safe setting for many rare books, trolled by Jews.
THE MONTH _
Noticias gave the Allende letter
manuscripts and historical docu-
ments on the American-Jewish front page prominence. Last week-
For _February -
Marseilles Jewry
community given to Dropsie by end, it urged in an editorial that
such historical figures as Isaac "The enemies of the country must
fought energetically" and de-
Told to Abandon Leeser, who founded the first con- be
gregational Hebrew school in the manded rigorous punishment for
the
alleged conspirMors. The news-
United
States;
Prof.
Max
L.
Mar-
Cemetery Today golis, noted biblical scholar, and paper
k is a pleasure to announce that
castigated government au-
MARSEILLES (JTA)—Member s Moses Aaron Dropsie, who founded thorities for "not having inter-
Donald W. Runde, C.L.U.
vened in this matter notwithstand-
of the Jewish community here ex - the university in 1905.
pressed shock over a court dec i-
has received the man-of-the-month award as the most outstanding
Other priceless treasures stored ing the gravity of the purposes
sion requiring the community t o in the fire-proof, steal-proof and attributed to the Jewish community
Representative of our Detroit-Gold Agency. The award is in
abandon the Jewish cemetery o f temperature-controlled vault, is a in Argentina."
recognition of his excellent service to his _policyholders and our
According to Noticias, this en-
Trois Lucs, just outs:de the city . Bible Codex dating back to the 13th
.4gency,
and to empty the graves of th e century that was rescued from c ourages "speculation with our
e
cemetery.
the Spanish Inquisition, fragments conomic needs and political di-
Ruben Gold, C.L.U.',General . Agent
In the mid-1960s, when a larg e from Coptic papyria, 32 incunabula isionS."
16900 W.,13 Mile — Suite 236 -- Southfield
part of North African Jewry set - dating - back to the first printing of
354-6630
We are not to expect to-be trans-
tied in southern France. North Af- books before 1500, rare oriental
MASISACHUSILTTS MUTUAL. WS INSUM/114Cs COMPUINT '
Springfield. Ilrmarhuseits, Organixd 1851
rican Jewish leaders decided, in manuscripts in various languages lated from despotism to liberty in
171 :4
accordance with tradition, not to and the oldest Passover Hagada a featherbed.—Thomas Jefferson.
bury their dead together with non- extant dating back to the 8th Cen-
Jews. Most cemeteries in France tury.
are mixed in that respect, includ-
ing the Saint Pierre cemetery here.
Accordingly, the new Jewish Most Israelis appose
community here acquired a lot in
the middle of Marseilles, but muni- Preventive Attack
NWE YORK — Although many
cipal officials, opposing the propos-
ed Jewish cemetery as conflicting Israelis believe that another war
with town planning projects, pro- between Israel and Egypt is likely
to occur, an overwhelming pro-
posed an exchange of lands.
The Jewish community accepted portion is opposed to Israel's at-
1:f
the ground, on which the Trois tacking Egypt before the latter's
Lucs cemetery was set up. But the threats materialize.
At the same time, 84 per cent
Jewish Hevra Kadisha (burial
\\* ,-
society) of the Israelite Cultural of adult Israelis believe that the
Association 'Of Marseilles failed to Israel 'defense force's retaliatory,
O0
tt•I ‘
comply with French regulations attacks against guerrilla bases in
for creation of a new cemetery. Arab countries are the right mea-
sva'At°
-
Co.
THE
The owners of neighboring plots, sure to cope with terrorist acts.
These attitudes are indicated in
contending the presence of the new
0,.
graveyard caused a decline in the recent polls conducted by Public
de ' 4,5,
4,
Opinion
Research of Israel Ltd.
prices of their plots, went to court'
'9cb
With over- 40,000
and reported here by the American
oco s
to stop the Jewish cemetery. -
, Sq. ft. of Athletic Facilities:
cP
sitg-
featuring 14 air-conditioned Squash & Handball
A Marseilles court issued a Jewish Committee.
Replying to the question "I)o
fat- ROOM'aP'Ct
series of Injunctions to the Hev-
Courts
you
believe
another
war
between
ra Kadisha to stop burials in the
PADottaALL
-No
extra
charge
for
court
time
Israel and Egypt will take place
Trois Lucs cemetery and to emp-
ear8sHop
43.
in the near future?" 23 per
for further information and applications
ty existing graves by today. The
cent of Israelis in the poll an-
Jewish community appealed the
Please visit or contact our temporary
s
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u
ps
BILUARDi.
swered In the affirmative, and
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court orders, but the higher Aix-
office trailer .
34 per cent replied "Maybe."
CA'

en-Provence court ruled against
'
-sr
Only
32
per
cent
answered
with
4tiss4ce
4,044
the community, 'finding that it
a flat "No."
had not met the regulations for a
-.r e(
SV..\
SOUTHFIELD ATHLETIC
On the other hand, 67 per cent
C4R0 R00,14s
new cemetery.
'4\1'
Ti4
those questioned said "No" to
CLUB INC..
Jewish religious law bars disin- of
' A-VIOLET
the query "Would you say that
terment of Jewish dead.
26555 Evergreen
Israel should attack Egypt before
Observant families of Jewish de- •(Egyptian
Southfield, Michigan
Anwar) Sa-
ceased buried at Trois Lucs are dat carries President
Phone:
355-0080
his threats? Only
protesting bitterly "against both the 20 per cent out
of the respondents
Jewish community and French said
"Yes."
TOURS AVAILABLE
authorities.
The Hevra Kadisha has been
Mon.-Fri.,9 A.M.-6 P.M.
warned by the court it will have to Missouri Has 1st Jewish.'
Sat. & Sun. TO A.M.-3 P.M.
pay a fine for each day after today Appeals Court Judge - I
Limited time only so act immediately
that the court injunction has not
KANSAS CITY, 31o. (JTA) —
been complied with.
Solbert M. Wasserstrom, a local
GRAND OPENING– APRIL 1st.
The case will be heard by the lawyer, has been named a , judge
French Supreme Court, but the on the Missouri Court of ' Appeals.
Aix court decision, under French
Appointed by Gov. Warren E.
law, must be obeyed meanwhile. Hearnes, he is believed to be the
An association for the defense of first Jew appointed- to that court
the Trois Lucs cemetery has been in the more than 150 years of
formed.
Missouri statehood.

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