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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-07-31

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Friday, July 31, 1981

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UJA Appointee

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Embassy, Jewish Leaders Defend Raids on Lebanon

NEW YORK — Sanford
L. Hollander of Newton, (Continued from Page 1)
N.J. has been re-appointed
"Only the names have
a national vice chairman of been changed in this de-
the United Jewish Appeal scription of the latest out-
and will head UJA's break of hostilities between
"Chaver" leadership pro- Israel and the terrorist
gram, which is designed to PLO. The fundamental
strengthen ties between facts of the situation re-
regional and national UJA main:
leaders.
• "There is only one
cause of the fighting: The
Let us unite contempla- PLO vow to 'purge the
tion with action.
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Palestine' (Article 15,
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Moscow's purposes in
keeping the Middle East
in constant turmoil. In re-
turn, the Soviets and
their allies offer lethal
weapons, military train-
ing and political support.
The latest PLO attacks
used arms supplied by
Syria, Libya and USSR.
These countries, along
with the Arab oil produc-
ing states that provide fi-
nancial sustenance to the
PLO, must share respon-
sibility for the PLO's , ac-
fions.
• "The PLO is neither a
government nor an army,

(Continued from Page 1)
which he brought back from
what is now called the
Taylor Schechter Geniza
collection.
Over the last 80
years, the Geniza collec-
tion has ushered in a new
era of Jewish learning.
According to Reif,
"There is hardly an area
of Hebrew and Jewish
studies that has not been
revolutionized by find-
ings that originated in the
Geniza. Taken together,
its fragments make up a
literature of the sacred,
the heretical and the
mundane which reaches
back to biblical times and
extends forward to the
19th Century."
Among the many lost He-
brew books recovered from
the hoard is the original
version of "The Wisdom of
Ben Sira," a work dating
from the Second Century
BCE. Jewish doubt about its
sacredness had led to its ex-
clusion from the Hebrew
Bible and eventually the
loss of its Hebrew text but

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the Geniza ensured that it
was not lost forever by
preserving a 10th Century
copy.
No less exciting are the
samples of the original
handwriting of outstanding
figures like Moses
Maimonides and Yehuda
Halevi and the many de-
tailed accounts of social,
economic and religious life
among Near East Jews in
the 11th and 13th Cen-
turies.
While these discoveries
are a tribute to the genera-
tions of scholars who have
studied the Geniza, the pre-
sent pace of work on its.re-
storation goes back only
eight years to when Reif,
then only 30, was put in
charge of it. Of the 140,000
fragments, 100,000 had still
not been treated to ensure
their preservation. Of these
68,000 had not even been
opened when he arrived.

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Faced with the huge
task, Reif was on the
verge of resigning, but he
persevered. A gifted lec-
turer, he turned to the
Jewish community in
Britain for funds to help
him build a team of con-
servationists and schol-
ars. These donations, to-
gether with money from
other countries, supple-
ment the budget pro-
vided by the university.
Costs in 1981 are ex-
pected to reach 70,000
Pounds ($135,000).

Today, though the
shadow of the economic re-
cession hangs over the
Geniza collection, its physi-
cal preservation is now
ensured against the ravages
of the damp English cli-
mate, but the task of open-
ing its secrets to students of
Jewish history is far from
finished.

Calif. Vandalism Law Signed

LOS ANGELES (JTA) —
At the Simon Wiesenthal
Center, which was the
target of neo-Nazi van-
dalism earlier this year,
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a
bill last week increasing the
penalties for vandalism
against places of worship.
Under this new law,

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NEW YORK — The Bnai
Brith International Lecture
Bureau plans to send an
Egyptian and an Israeli
journalist on a tour of the
Unites States to discuss and
_debate issues of vital con-
cern to the Middle East and
Jews everywhere.
The newsmen are Gideon
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against Palestinians who
differ with them.
"In February 1978, fol-
lowing Anwar Sadat's his-
toric visit to Jerusalem,
there was a series of PLO
murders in the Ramallah
area; the most notable vic-
tim was Abdul-Nur Janho,
killed one day after he an-
nounced his willingness to
go to Egypt at the head of a
delegation supporting the
peace initiative:

Geniza Preservation Nearly Done

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but a collection of terrorist
gangs that have despoiled
the peaceful land of Leba-
non by turning it into a base
from which to carry out
their war against Israel.
Earlier this year, President
Elias Sarkis of Lebanon ap-
pealed to Islamic leaders to
halt PLO military activity
in his country. His plea was
ignored.
• "Two strategies char-
acterize the operations of
the PLO: the mingling of
military forces in civilian
populations and the un-
hesitating use of terror not
only against 'Zionists,' but

damaging or defacing a
religious facility such as a
church, synagogue, cemet-
ery or mortuary, is a felony.
In the past, the offense was
classified as a mis-
demeanor.
The legislation, authored
by Assemblyman Mel
Levine,-was sparked by the
recent wave-of anti-Semitic
vandalism in Los Angeles
and throughout the coun-
try.
While praising the new
law, Rabbi Marvin Hier,
dean of the Simon Wiesent-
hal Center, noted that, "this
law does not alleviate the
root causes of anti-
Semitism and racial
bigotry. However, it does
prevent our children from
one day saying to us, 'They
didn't care . ." The first
state to pass similar legisla-
tion was Rhode Island
where a bill was signed by
Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy ear-
lier this month.

support of the Camp
David Accords. Late last
year the deputy head of
the Jabalya council,
Mohammed Abu Warda,
was murdered when he
challenged PLO tactics.
This is how the PLO
achieves 'popular iden-
tification' with the Pales-
tinian refugees.
• "The 'moderate' Yasir
Arafat, chief of the PLO,
also heads Al Fatah, the
largest component of the
PLO which, at its meeting
in Damascus last year, de-
clared its' purpose in the
words: 'Fatah is an indL
pendent national revolu-
tionary movement whose
aim is to liberate Palestine
completely and to liquidate
the Zionist entity politi-
cally, economically, militar-
ily, culturally and ideologi-
cally.' This is the enemy
against whom Israel now
defends itself.
"All those who yearn for
the day when Arab and Jew
alike may live in peace, in
dignity and in security de-
eply deplore the loss of civi-
lian lives on both sides of
the border. Israeli officials
have publicly expressed re-
gret at casualties resulting
from the Beirut bombing.
(The PLO, by contrast, reg-
ularly boasts of its killings
of. Israeli women and chil-
dren.)
"For the Jewish people,
whose faith holds that even
one life is as precious as the
entire world, the escalation
of violence in recent days is
particularly troubling. That
is why it is important to
understand the root causes
of the conflict — and to iden-
tify those responsible for its
continuation."

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