JERUSALEM (Nov. 19)
Two special forests honoring Argentinean Jewish achievements were dedicated today by the Jewish National Fund. One forest commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of Mosesville, the first Argentine Jewish colony, established with the aid of Baron de Hirsch. The other grove honors the 50th anniversary of the Yiddische Zeitung, the daily newspaper published in Buenos Aires.
Participants in the twin ceremonies included Yaacov Tsur, Israel’s former Ambassador to Argentina, who is now world chairman of the JNF; a number of former residents of Mosesville who now live in Israel, some of them at the settlement of Niflasim, among whose founders were ex-residents of Mosesville; and Argentine Ambassador Adolfo Gass.