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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-07-04

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HIAS Grants
Pay Tribute
to Gurfein

NEW YORK — Eight
scholarships to assist in the
academic training of de-
serving Jewish students —
four in Israel and four in the
United States — have been
established as a memorial
to the late Judge Murray I.
Gurfein by the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society
Gurfein, who died last
December, is best remem-
bered for his_ 1971 decision
to reject the Nixon Ad-
ministration's attempt to
bar the New York Times
from publishing the "Pen-
tagon Papers."
'a 1947, when a special.
:ted Nations commission
hearings on what was
then Palestine, the Jewish
Agency invited Judge Gur-
fein to become an adviser on
international law and he
went to the Jerusalem ses-
sions in that capacity. Gur-
fein also served as president
of HIAS for eight years.

Talks Boycott
Hurts Self-Rule

Former Israeli Foreign
Minister Moshe Dayan re-
cently told an interviewer
that self-rule in the ad-
ministered territories based
on the Camp David agree-
ments has little chance of
being realized as long as the
Palestinians and Jordan
boycott the autonomy talks.


Orthodox Seek
New Settlers

Soncino Humash on Tape from Jewish Braille Institute

TEL AVIV — Yitzchak
Hildesheimer, the newly
elected coordinator of the
World Union of Poale
Agudath Israel, will arrive
in the U.S. Wednesday to
attract new immigrants to
the settlements of Poale
Agudath Israel in general
and particularly to Yishuv
Merom Zion now being es-
tablished at Matityahu in
the valley of Ayalon on the
West Bank.

Arabs Criticiie
UN Translators

Arab delegates at the
United Nations have com-
plained about the quality of
translations into Arabic. A
UN official told an Arab
delegation that if the 34
Arabic translators were not
doing their job well the
Arab states would have to
provide better professionals
for the job.

Israelis Hold 4
on Drug .Charge

Austrian citizens and an Is-
raeli couple living in Vie-
nna were remanded in cus-
tody for 10 days by a Tel
Aviv magistrate on suspi-
cion of drug smuggling.
Police said the four
brought heroin into Israel
from Austria and returned
with Israeli hashish for the
Vienna drug market.

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NEW YORK — A 117-
hour recording of the Son-
cino Humash for the use of
the blind, the visually
handicapped and the el-
derly who are experiencing
diminishing vision, has
been completed by The
Jewish Braille Institute of
America. The Soncino edi-
tion, including Haftorahs
and Commentaries, is a
prime resource of Jewish
religious study.
On 78 cassettes, the re-
cording may be borrowed
free of charge from the In-
stitute's New York head-

Einstein Subject
of Spanish Book

NEW YORK — A new
book on the life of Albert
Einstein, written in
Spanish and published in
Mexico, is the work of Ser-
gio Nudelstejer, director of
the American Jewish
Committee's Central
American Office in Mexico
Titled "Albert Einstein:
Un Hombre en Su Tiempo"
and published by Costa-
Amic Editores, S.A., the
book looks not only at Eins-
tein's accomplishments as
the world's most renowned
physicist but probes his
interests and concerns in
the areas of art, music and
politics, and as a humanist.
Meanwhile, Einstein's
manuscript on "The Corn-
patability of the Field
Equation in the Unified
Field Theory," which was
discovered recently in an
unopened safe at the Brook-
lyn Jewish Center, was au-
ctioned off for $31,000. The
manuscript was purchased
by a California physicist,
who made his bid over the
telephone. Einstein donated
the manuscript to the center
in 1934.




Two Weeks

quarters. It enables the user throughout the English- on JBI's services should
to listen to the Hebrew and speaking world, particu- directed to Gerald
M. Kass,
then the English versions of larly at those services at executive vice president,
the Torah and the Haf- which the Torah scrolls the Jewish Braille Institute
torahs. The Commentaries are read. •
of America, Inc., 110 E. 30th
are in English.
Requests for information St., New York, N.Y., 10016.
"This is a milestone in
JBI's continuing work to
help those who are blind,
visually handicapped or ex-
periencing visual loss to
have access to the master-
works ofJudaism," Dr. Jane
Evans, JBI president, said.
She paid tribute to Dr. Sol-
omon Colodner, a promi-
nent Jewish educator and
Hebraist, who as a volun-
teer did the actual recording
of both the English and the
Hebrew texts in the Insti-
tute's Lamport Sound
The Soncino Humash
was edited by the late Dr.
Dr. Solomon Colodner is shown holding the writ-
Joseph H. Hertz, former ten version of the Soncino Humash, while rabbinical
British chief rabbi. It is student Michael Levy holds some of the 78 cassette
used in many synagogues tapes in the recorded version.

are house calls
a thing of
the past??

Hassan Would
Break Off Talks

Hassan of Morocco told the
French magazine Le Monde
that he would break off
negotiations with Israel if
he were President Sadat of
Hassan said Egypt has
accomplished all of her ob-
jectives: return of the Sinai
Peninsula and its oil wells
and open navigation of the
Suez Canal.
Hassan added that he has
advised the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization to
abandon its demand that Is-
rael relinquish all of the
administered territories.

Winter Rains
Aided Israel


Friday, July 4, 1980 51

- A spokesman for
Mekorot, Israel's major
water company, said last
winter's heavy rainfall
helped alleviate Israel's
water shortage.
Some 460 million cubic
meters of water was added
to the Sea of Galilee, but of-
ficials warned that Israel's
water situation remains
serious as ground water re-
serves are still critically



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