Israel Premier Dedicates Library Presented by Detroit Family to Jewish State

Premier David Ben Gurion this week-end dedicated a new library here, the gift of Morris and Emma Shaver, of Detroit, Mich. The new library, Bet Berl, includes 20,000 volumes from the library of the late Dr. A. B. Friedlander, Hebrew educator and scholar, of Cleveland.

In his speech opening the new library, Mr. Ben Gurion said that prior to the establishment of the Jewish state, the Diaspora had given find Israel had received. Now, however, he said, since the birth of Israel, the situation had been reversed. Israel’s war of liberation, he said, had raised the stature of American Jewry. Israel, he added, had made three gifts to the Jews of America – a sense of pride, a consciousness that they could become “unhypenated” Jews, and a link with their own old country such as all Americans have.

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