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Jacques Lipshitz, American Jewish Noted Sculptor, Honored in Israel

September 26, 1961
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Jacques Lipshitz, world-noted Jewish sculptor, who has donated 300 plaster casts of his works to the Jerusalem Museum, arrived here from New York for a month’s visit as the guest of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. President Izhak Ben-Zvi gave a special reception in his honor.

Accompanied by his wife and daughter, Mr. Lipschitz held a press conference at which he asserted: “We must recall that from Zion shall go forth the Law.” If we want to be good Jews, we must remember we must be universal human beings, ‘mentschen.'” The sculptor announced that he is now at work on a “very big” sculpture, about 12 feet in height, depicting “the descent of wisdom to man.”

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