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August 24, 1973 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-24

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Israeli Hebrew Teachers College Israel Supreme- Court Rejects. New Appeal of 28 Black Hebrews
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The to the law of Moses and Is- police until the court decision others rejected the govern-
to Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Supreme Court turned down rael and considered them- was made.
ment appeals.

Yellin Hebrew Teachers Col-
lege, the oldest continually
existing teacher-training col-
lege in Israel, will celebrate
its 60th anniversary next
The college, which trains
teachers for nursery, kind-
ergarten, elementary a n d
junior high school classrooms
of - - ael, has seen a sharp
in. 3e in registration for
next. semester to make a to-
tal population of over 400
students. Three years ago,
the total of students num-
bered under 200.
One of the divisions of the
college, the Rachel Shazar
Institute for Teachers of
Mentally Retarded and Chil-
dren With Learning Disabil-
ities, offers hope to the re-
tarded and neurologically im-
paired Israeli child. The in-
stitute was established in
1970 and is the only school
in Israel preparing teachers
in the field of special educa-
There are 25,000 retarded
elementary and junior high
school students in Israel.
The institute offers a one-

Friday, August 24, 1973-3




year intensive program to
certified kindergarten and
elementary school teachers,
and in special cases to stu-
dents with BA degrees who
have taken courses in educa-
tion and psychology.

At recent commencement
exercises, the school was
named in honor of its men-
tor, Rachel Shazar. The cere-
mony took place in the pre-
sence of Zalman Shazar,
past president of Israel

The David Yellin Hebrew
Teachers College was estab-
lished by David Yellin as the
first teachers institute in Is-
rael to use Hebrew as the
language of instruction.

the appeal of 28 Black He-
brews from Dimona who
wish to remain in Israel as
They had asked the court
to order the interior minister
to grant them immigrant
status, saying they arrived
in Israel before the Law of
Return was amended at the
beginning of 1970.
The original law stated
that anyone who sincerely
held himself to be a Jew and
professed no other religion,
was a Jew, and hence, was
entitled to enter Israel as an
The Black Hebrews said in
their appeal that they adhere

selves to be of Jewish origin.
In turning down their ap-
peal the court said they had
only applied for immigrant
status in 1972 and were
therefore subject to the
amended Law of Return. It
did, however, issue an in-
terim injunction forbidding
their expulsion for one month
while their application for
permanent residence, as op-
posed to immigrant status,
is being considered.
A deportation order was
issued by the interior minis-
try against 17 of the Black
Hebrews, among them lead-
ers of the Dimona commu-
nity. The group was held by

Some 230 Black Hebrews
arrived in Israel two years
ago, most of them with
tourist visas. Some of these
visas expired and were not
renewed. The group was
asked by the government to
leave. Some members left;







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