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October 07, 1983 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-07

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

AMERICAN
TECHNION
SOCIETY

cordially invites you
to attend its

35th Annual Dinner

Thursday, November 3, 1983

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Guest Speaker

ALEXANDER M. HAIG, JR.

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Cocktails 6:15 p.m.
Dress Optional

Dinner 7:15 p.m.
R.S.V.P.

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559-5190

$100 per person for the
Technion Endowment Fund

LOS ANGELES — The
Simon Wiesenthal Center
has cited a 63-year-old
Polish national for his role
in saving 11 Jews from the
Nazis during World War II.
Jan Misiewicz received
the center's Scroll of Right-
eous Conduct during a re-

A spokesman for the striking teachers at
Akiva Hebrew Day School told The Jewish
News early Thursday that "substantial
progress" was made during negotiations
Wednesday evening and another bargaining
session in the month-long teachers' strike
was scheduled for Sunday.
The spokesman said the negotiating
teams for the school and the teachers had
agreed to a news blackout pending further
negotiations.

Book Lovers Find Happiness
in Israel's 2,000 Libraries

from Newsview magazine

Throughout the ages, in
all the countries in which
they have lived, the "people
of the Book" have
documented their treasures
of learning, history and
religion.
The most famous example
in antiquity was the library
in Alexandria in which the
city's Jewish population
played a crucial part during
the Roman period. The dis-
covery of the Cairo geniza
(the synagogue repository
for disused religious texts)
some 70 years ago, illus-
trated the Jewish penchant
for recording everything in
books. And when there were
no libraries, the synagogues
served instead.
Furthermore, since reli-
gious books were considered
holy, they were never de-
stroyed, but rather stored as
they were in Cairo —just as
the Dead Sea scrolls were
kept in the Qumran caves.
Today in Israel, there
are an estimated 2,000
libraries containing some
20 million books. About
one-third are public lib-
raries; many of the others
are specialized profes-
sional libraries, often
housed in academic in-
stitutions.
The country's foremost li-
brary, due to both its size
and the wide scope of its ac-
tivities, is the Jewish Na-
tional and University Li-
brary, located on the Givat
Ram campus of the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem.
Its origins date back to
1882, when the city's Bnai
Brith lodge founded a public
library, based on a collec-
tion of books donated prev-
iously by Joseph
Chazanowicz, a Bialystock
physician. By 1899, the li-
brary contained 15,000 vol-
umes.
Today the Jewish Na-
tional and University Li-
brary has a collection of
some three million volumes:
over half are kept in the
main library building and
the rest are distributed in a
network of departmental
libraries. There are also
about 60,000 periodicals,
10,000 manuscripts, 40,000
manuscripts on microfilm
and some 20,000 rare books.
The Technion in Haifa,
the Weizmann Institute and
the Tel Aviv, Bar-Ilan,
Haifa and Ben Gurion Uni-
versities also maintain
large libraries and have
specialized collections. The
total number of books in the
various academic institu-
tions is eight million.

3

Pole Who Saved Jews Honored

Akiva Talks Progress

THE DETROIT CHAPTER
OF THE

Friday, October 7, 1983

cent visit to the United
States. California Rabbi
Leon Kahane, one of the
people rescued by Mis-
iewicz, attended the cere-
mony..

■.■

Israelis are avid
readers. About 750 public
libraries are in constant
use, ranging from the
central Tel Aviv Public
Library with over 150,000
books to mobile units,
which bring - a few
thousand books at a time
to outlying communities
and disadvantaged
urban neighborhoods.
And every kibutz has its
own library.
The public libraries de-
partment of the Ministry of
Education and Culture sup-
ports the establishment of
public libraries, especially
in new settlements and de-
velopment - towns.

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In ancient Rome, generals carved
opal-topped staves to bring good luck
in military campaigns. Mark Antony
had a senator exiled for refusing to
part with an opal ring, that Antony
wished to give to Cleopatra. In more
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