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Menasseh Ben Israel’s Books Are Exhibited

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

An important exhibition of books printed by Menasseh Ben Israel was opened here today. The exhibition has been arranged to mark the three hundredth anniversary of the day on which the first Hebrew book, printed by Menasseh Ben Israel, left the Amsterdam Press.

Prof. Palache of Amsterdam University, the son of the late Haham of Amsterdam opened the exhibition.

Mr. J. S. da Silva Rosa, librarian of the Rabbinical School, spoke of the work of Menasseh Ben Israel as a printer. He said that he did not want to draw attention to the Rabbi nor to the leader who pleaded with Cromwell that the Jews might be readmitted to England. He spoke of the printer Menasseh Ben Israel, who from 1626-1656 had the first Hebrew printing business at Amsterdam.

There are 66 works printed by Menasseh Ben Israel on view at the exhibition.

H. Victor Von Broens-Trupp, foster son of the late Count Arthur Teherep-Spiridovitch, anti-Semitic agitator, has assumed the name. Count Victor Teherep-Spiridovitch, and declares he will carry on the work of his foster father in bringing about “a Slavic union for domination of world affairs.”

The newly-elected officers of the Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Greater New York will be installed at the seventh annual convention of the organization.

The Christian Science Publishing Society of Boston has sent out to members of the Christian Science Church a circular formally disapproving the anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish talks broadcast by Radio Station WHAP. The station is understood to have the backing of Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson. The society’s statement says:

“For some time past there has been considerable comment upon the nature of the talks being sent out by Radio Station WHAP in New York.

“This station is conducted by a group of persons using the term ‘Christian Science’ without authority from the governing board of the Christian Science movement. The talks have included criticisms of the Catholic and Jewish faiths.

“This letter is to inform you that these talks are disapproved by the First Church of Christ. Scientist, in Boston. Mass., under whose auspices the Christian Science Publishing Society publishes a number of periodicals.”

Retiring from business after twenty-six years, Charles S. Kaufman, owner of a department store in Hampton, Va., has turned his business over to his employees. The present manager will be made President and the operation intrusted entirely to the new stockholders.

An Anti-Evolution Bill was introduced in the South Carolina Legislature this week by Representative W. P. Mason of Oconce.

The measure would make it unlawful, in any educational institution receiving public funds, “to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine creation of man as taught in the Bible or to teach instead that man has descended from the lower order of animals.”

The University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street. New York, celebrated its fortieth anniversary on Sunday.

President James Speyer of the settlement, Presided.

Mr. Speyer said that a play-school accommodating 100 children would be established through the cooperation of the Child Study Association of America, and that he would give $2,500 necessary to finance it.

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