Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Israeli scholars digging in hopes of uncovering remains of Jerusalem May 24, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HCRMn 27 JERUSALEM (Rculorl Is- rail! scliulai'-s are lien.1 in hope of unnivmnR I he rc- of .k'l'ii.'iiik'iii as il v.'ii.s years iiRo. The investigation fils into a gcimrnl pnlleru jn -I'mmtrj1 lias almost a national pastime. Even prominc-nt jinlilici.nny ;iml army funerals pjnv the Defence Minister Moshc D.iynn .vpends most of his free lime at historical dins and llw j tonncr chief of staff, lien. YiRiil Yi'.din, i.1'- P. ex- pci'l. on niieicnl Israel. Teams of ai'clieologisLs as- sisted hy hundreds of volunteers j from belli Israel abroad are .excavating sites Ilirougliniil Ihc country. One of the must cxtil- infj prujcTls is the work bl'ine, i clone in Jciuv.lem ilse'f. j Spurred hy Ilic occupation of 'the old milled city by Israeli troops during the Arab-Is- raeli war, work alrcuciy lias re- sulted in finds of remnanls of Jewish leinple as it stcrnl in the days of .Ic.sus. (ions TKMPI.I; Here, llie clinging goes in the heart of the ancient nty, by the ruins of the biblical temple1. During Ihe lasl five vein's ar- cheologisls have removed Irn :T after layer of Ihc successive civilizations in Ihc lone, hislory nf -Jerusalem lo reach the oldest the biblical cilv of and earliest find by Ihc team, led by 1'rof. Ilinyamin o' Hebrew l.'nivcrsily, is a bur- ial ground soullnvest of Ilic tem- mounl, believed to dale j baei: lo King Solomon's temple, more tlian centuries i ago. I The most impressive finds go By EDWIN ,VK SIUNKE STOCKHOLM (AP) many young Swedes shunning marriage, nearly a fifth of Sii'cden's babies arc arriving oul of wedlock. A "unique" decline in Swed- ish marriages Is pinpointed by Erland Ilofsfen, head of the str.tc statistical bureau. Noth- ing like it is happening clse- ivhere in Europe, lie savs. From a high point of G1.101 marriages in IHIB. Ihc number tumbled lo S'J.OUU last year- a 35-pcr-ecnl nosedive wilbin five years and tbe lowest fig- ures in more than a century, going back lo I he lime of mass Swedish emigration to the United States. i Hotstcn says the decreas.: in weddings is most pronounced and significant at Hie ages when marriage normally is most for v.-omui and 25-2G for men. Illegitimacy rose to IS per cent of all births, a record, in J970 from 10 per cent in 1360. the decline in mar- riages? Whal is happening lo Ibe old Swedish mores as per- missiveness among the young nnd in many other direc'ions advances Tor lack of clear- cut answers a lot of I henries are put about. In general, more and more couples arc deciding simply lo live together. "Our love is so stron" there's no need for a ring or a marriage says one couple. "It's not necessary to marry in order to be happy says another. "It is said Hofsicn, "that both the drop in the number of marriages and the increase in the number of children born out of above all result from tbe lact that il has become commcii among Ibe youth lo move lo- gctbcr and raise a Family without entering marriage for that purpose." Hofslen expressed the view that the change in social cus- toms '-could more easily w.n ground in Sweden free associations and illegiti- i male cbildicn have always been in a nvinniY wiu'ch isn't usual in other countries." DISTURBED BY Ingrid Sundberg. a Moder- ate parly member of parlia- ment active in family affairs, found the development di-- turbing. "Children need secu- she observed. Hofsten saw the fact that women's economic liberation has advanced farlher in .Swe- den than many other coun- Iries as an element in the pat- fern. Regardless of whether I bey- are being treated equally in mallei's of pay and v.-orking condilions. said Hofslen. "ail young women now accept as a matter of course (hat they will be earning wages through a great part of their lives. The woman's greater eco- nomic independence without doubt contributes to the fact that she finds traditional mar- riage repugnant and conse- quently also opposes a mar- riage." A gradual weakening in Clu'istian belief and religious devotion is being cited among church leaders. "Another factor is seculari- zation, which hasn't gone as- far anywhere as in commented Berndt Gustafs- son, director for tbe stale church 's central council. "Marriage is a sacred institu- lion. Perhaps there isn't room for anything holy today." CHANGE LAWS A state commission has been working almost three years on proposals to change family by making marriage simply z form of registration and by casing divorce. Now every Ibird marrbiio breaks up 10 years. Di- vorces rose to 12.238 in 13G9 from 8.35B in 1S60. The most common grounds are udul- tciy, a cJ'iJii.'.iaJ conviction and mental dis- ease. One suggestion under study: If the m a r r i a e pa-'tners agree an immediale divjroe should lie possible. If llie cou- ple has children, or if one partner objects. Iherc would be a time for rolled haps up to six months. Under this thinking the guilty-party concept would end. Adultery, for example, would disappear as a cause for and with it claims fo." Ove Rnincr, secretary of state in Hie ministry of jus- lire, lias said it's unreasona- ble for an outsider to deter- mine who is lo blame when a marriage cracks up. Tbe present divorce law went into effect in 1921. "Soci- ely has changed in Ihe last commented Rainer. "Women today have their own income to a very wide de- gree." i back to a later temple built on I the niias nf Hie first edifice by 1 King Herod, Two .slaircases I leading lo what was (he markel j place within (he temple com- pound are Die most striking re mains. FIND OLD COINS probably led to the courtyard in which, the Chris- tian gospels say, Jesus angrily drov away the money lenders. Coins found among the debris may have been used by pil- grims lo buy sacrifices In Hie temple and the weights unearlhed Ihcre could have hcen used by vendors who sold sacrificial lambs and doves. Work continues in an bltempl to reach the bedrock of the only remaining section of Ilic wall which surrounded the second temple. Tin's "western popularly known as the "wailing has become through the centuries the most sacred shrine of (lie Jewish people. Waler cisterns hewn in the rock, oil vessels, perfume vials and pottery buried among iho ruins have given tbe scholars a glimpse into the kind ol life whfch existed in Jerusalem ID the lime of Clirisl. Many of these finds agree with the descriptions of the tem- ple and its compound as found in the writings of a first century Jewish historian, Josephus Flavins, the scholars say. 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