November 16, 2006
Briefs: Dershowitz debates; Ben-Gurion for sale; Federation campaign nets $20 million for Israel
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"Thus says the lord: 'Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories -- glory in this, that he understands and know me, that I am the Lord who practice [sic] kindness, justice and rightousness [sic] in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the Lord'" (Jer. 9-23-34)."
Ben-Gurion also writes that while Jesus was a great Jew, he was mortal, and he points to the mistranslation of Isaiah 7:14, which confuses almah, or young woman in Hebrew, for virgin ("Behold, a young woman shall conceive [and] bear a son, and shall his name Immanuel").
A typewritten and autographed 1951 letter from Albert Einstein is also part of the auction, and the estimated value is between $5,000 and $7,500. In the letter, Einstein suggests to Joseph Schaffner that he should use his money to help intellectuals persecuted by Hitler, rather than donate it to Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Both letters are being auctioned during the second session, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Goldberg Coins, 350 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 350, Beverly Hills. Online bidding will be handled by EBay LiveAuctions.
For more information, visit www.goldbergcoins.com or www.liveauctions.ebay.com/catalogs/20435.
-- Adam Wills, Associate Editor
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