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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-04-06

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Sea-Faring History Surrounding Israel Related in Haifa Museum

HAIFA — The National
Maritime Museum of Haifa
provides a unique look at his-
tory from the earliest days of
seafaring.
In the third volume of its
bulletin, Sefunim, published
by the Israel Maritime
League, many rare coins il-
lustrate Israel's fascination
with the sea. The museum's
coin collection includes more
than 1,000 items.
Sefunim has articles on
warships and on mythological
figures which appear on an-
dent coins. Also described is
a Phoenician carnelian seal
from the period of the First
Temple (7th Century BCE)
on which there is carved a
dolphin and the inscription:
"belonging to Shem-el."
Other articles deal with an-
cient navigational astronomi-
cal and surveying instru-
ments; sun dials in Israel;
stone and lead 'anchors recov-
ered from the Mediterranean
by the Undersea Exploration
Society of Israel; and a Cor-
inthian helmet found by a
fisherman and displayed at
the museum.
A bronze seal dating from
the time of the Dispersion
during one of the immigra-

by his first name, in Yiddish
'
tions to the Holy Land, is de- site of his grave is still
"Nissan's Shul."
scribed below by Dr. Zev Vil- known.
nay:
From the beginning of the
In 1841 a "kolel", a com-

19th Century, the number • of
Hasidim who came from Vol-
hyn increased, and they set-
tled in Jerusalem, Tiberias
and Safed. The immigrants
included Rabbi Yisrael Bak
who was to become well
known. He set up a printing
press in Safed, and estab-
lished an agricultural settle-
ment on Mount Meron near-
by. On moving to Jerusalem,
he established its first He-
brew printing press. The Tif-
eret Yisrael Synagogue in Je-
rusalem was built by his son
Nissan and is better known

BY DR. ZEV VILNAY

At the National Maritime
Museum in Haifa an interest-
ing seal is preserved, with an
engraving of a sailing boat
and a man seated at the rud-
der. Around the boat is a
decoration of flowers and the
inscription (in Hebrew) : "En-
graving seal of the holy com-
munity of Hasidim Ashkena-
zim from Voihyn, living in
the Holy City of Tiberias—
may it be speedily built on a
sound foundation in our time.
Amen!"
Volhyn, or Voihynia is a
large district in Soviet Russia
which borders on the
Ukraine. In its many towns
existed large communities of
Jews who were served by
rabbis, some of whom have
become well known in the an-
nals of Israel. One such was
Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, the
author of "Halevushim", who
prepared a map on the 'out-
line of the borders' of this
country in 1603. /mother was
Rabbi Yesha'ya Horvitz,.
called the "Holy Shlah" who
immigrated to Israel; he died
in 1630, at Tiberias, and the

Israel Shows Rise
in Arms Production

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Is-
rael's growing self-suffici-
ency in =arms production was
reflected in a report released
in Tel Aviv that 54 per cent of
the national expenditure for
defense is earmarked for tbe
acquisition and development
of weapons in Israel.
The defense budget has
been set at IL 6,400,000,000
of which 60 per cent is in
Israel pounds for arms pur-
chases at home.

D—April 6, 1973—The Jewish News

munity of the Jews, which
came from Voihyn was estab-
lished, and the aforemen-
tioned Nissan Bak became its
leader "to rule over a poor
people who were members of
the Voihyn Hasidic kolel .. .
numbering 500 souls."

It was also said of the Vol-
hyn kolel that "it was the
main kolel of the Hasidic
community from which all
the others were derived . .
founded in the Holy City in
1841 with the arrival of Rabbi
Bak of blessed memory, and
until 1848, its members re-
ceived their charity distribu-
tion direct from the 'authori-
ties in Safed, but from then
on they received this directly
as a result of the efforts of
Rabbi Bak of blessed memory
. . . and this kolel was the
biggest of those to which the
Hasidim belonged in the Holy
City. It numbered 1,890 souls
in Jerusalem. This kolel has
two big enclosures each con-
taining many houses and a
large garden . . . and in most
of the houses the poor of this
kolel lived in turn free of
charge for a period of three
years, and there was also a

11 11S K I N F OO D C

SEAL OF TIBERIAS

quarter comprising 14 houses,
built with a donation from
the wealthy Rabbi Berel Bor-
enstein (may God protect
and save him), where the
poor of the kolel could also
live without paying."

There was also a commun-
ity of Voihyn Jews in Tiber-
ias where the first Hasidic
immigrants had settled. A
Jewish traveler who visited
the city in 1867 mentioned
four Hasidic kolels and their



officials in this city, and dd
t
"the Voihyn kolel ha
in
lost its official." The s
the Maritime Museum is -
this kolel.

In Givatayim, which is
close to Tel Aviv, emigrants
from Volhyn, both here and
abroad, have established the
"Volhyn Center" in which
much material is preserved
on that splendid Judaism th
was destroyed during World
War II.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Warsh
and Sons and
Mrs. Mollie Warsh

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