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Hebrew Manuscripts Exhibited in National Library of Austria

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The Austrian National Library which has just celebrated its bi-centenary contains over 300 important Hebrew manuscripts, comprising three different collections: (1) the collection of Bishop Johannes Faber. consisting mainly of theological works and practically all sumptnously bound in old leather. (2) the collection of the famous orientalist, Tengnagel, who died in 1636, consisting of important manuscripts from Constantinople. Prague and Upper Italy and (3) manuscripts confiscated by the State after the expulsion of the Jews from Vienna in 1421. These last consist of works of theology, medicine, natural history, geography and history.

There are in the Library also 25 volumes of extremely rare incunabula.

The library contains, in addition, a large number of non-Jewish manuscripts in Hebrew bindings, the Hebrew manuscripts originally contained in them having apparently been destroyed.

A large part of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Library have not been touched for centuries and would afford a rich field for investigation.

BREVITIES

Hon. Mareus C. Sloss, former associate justice of the Supreme Court of California, with Mrs. Sloss is returning to the United States today from Europe on the S.S. Olympic.

A monument to Satah Berahardt was unv### in Paris on Saturday.

The monument, erected in the Place Male sherbers is the work of Francofs Steand and represents the ### sarah in the rule of ###.The president of the Municipal Council and the Minister of ### A### were among the speakers at the ###.One hundred and ######Members of ########################left by Morris Strousse ### is disposed of in his will pro### ###.The will contains a ### of ### to the ### of United Hebrew ### of Philadelphia. Other ###### are $100 be the Congreation Jesburan. Philadelphia and $?00 to the German Hebrew Congreation R### Sh###The bulk of the estate went to the widow and children.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

Jews of the tri-cities which include Moline and Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa, subscribed $10,000 in the United Jewish Campaign. The goal of the tri-city in the three-year campaign is $30,000. The amount raised will be considered as this year’s quota. The United Jewish Campaign will also be conducted in 1927 and in 1928. The Jews of the tri-cities are also raising $10,000 for the United Palestine Appeal. Nearly $8,000 of this has already been raised.

A permit was issued to Temple Emanuel of Providence. R. I. for the erection of a new synagogue at the northeast corner of Morris Avenue and Sessions Street. The building is to be two stories in height.

The Right and Left factions of Jewish workmen in Los Angeles, Cal., united in celebrating the 50th birthday of Abraham Reisin, Yiddish novelist and poet. Over three trousand were present at the celebration.

The work of providing Jewish bey scouts with kosher food when they are at camp and arranging for activities of a Jewish nature. carried on by the Committee on Religione Observance of the United Synagogue of America, will be extended this year. It has been decided to have three camps instead of one as heretofore under the auspices of the United Synagogue of America. Rabbi Max Drob is chairman of the Committee on Religious Obsevance.

The entire estate of the late Louis Adler of Baltimore. Md., was bequeathed to Hebrew organizations by his will filed for probate.

The Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Association, the Talmud Terah of Jerusalem, the Hetrew Friendly Inn and Aged Home and the Hebrew Pa### School of Baltimore are the beneficiaries.

No mention was made of the widow and children of the testator, the will stated, because he previously had provided for them.

Justice Mitchel May of the Supreme Court was the guest of honor and principal speaker at a luncheon given yesterday at the B’nai Israel Community Centre. Brooklyn. N. Y., marking the completion of the Center building at a cost of more than ? The building contains a gymnasium, ballroom, #### class and club rooms.

Announcement is made by Gustave S. Rorh. President of the United Israel Zion Hospital. that the bed capacity of the institution is to be increased ### per cent. At the last meeting of the directors authorization was given the Building Committee to proceed with the erection of another wing, which will complete the “H” shape of the of the hospital. The wing will provide for fifty addictional beds, making the capacity of the hospital 250.

temple Ahavath Sholom of Flatbush, will dedicate next Sunday afternoon its new school building, recently completed at a cost of ###. at Avenue R and ### Street. Brooklyn. N. Y.

Among the speakers will be Justice Mitchel May and Edward Lazansky of the Supreme Court. Mgr. Hickey, the Rev. Dr. Tibbals and Rabbis Levinson and Halpern.

Temple Ahavath Sholom has had a rapid growth in the last fourteen years. It began with only seventeen pioneers in a small room and them moved to a basement house of worship. This scou became inadequate and was demolished, and in its place stands the beautiful temple. Because of the repid growth of the religious and Hebrew schools and of the social and intellectual requirements of the additional building.

This is a four-story structure adjoining the temple. It contains sixteen classrooms, a library, a symmasuim, and a large auditorium.

The building was constructed under the supervision of a committee led by Leon Levin.

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