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August 14, 1959 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-08-14

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Col. Gershon,
to Open Season.
for Bond Women

Col. Shoshana Gershom, liai-
son officer of the women's di-
vision at the Israel Embassy
in Washington, D.C., will be
honored by Detroit leaders in
the Israel Bond drive at a
luncheon Tuesday.
The Israeli leader, who pre-
viously served as commander
of CHEN, the Israel women's
army corps, will spark the offi-
cial opening fall event of the
Detroit Women's Division,
State of Israel Bonds.
The luncheon will take place
at 12:30 p.m., in the home of
Mrs. Paul Pensler, CHEN co-
chairman, 19697 Roslyn. Col.
Gershom will speak on "Rela-
tionships Between Israeli and
American Women's Organiza-
tifts."
Announcement of Col. Ger-
shom's appearance here was.
made this week by Mesdames
Joseph Katchke and Max Stoll-
man, co-chairmen of the
Women's Division.

U. S. Student Group
Opens Toronto Yeshiva

TORONTO (JTA) — Ten stu-
dents, on a one-year leave of
absence from the Ner Israel
Rabbinical College at Balti-
more, will help launch the Ner
Israel Yeshiva College to open
here in September.
The Baltimore students will
continue their higher studies
here, and about 20 younger
Canadian boys will enter the
high school program, taking
the same general educational
courses required in all On-
tario high schools, in addition
to the religious curriculum.
The new yeshiva, financed by
a group of Toronto Jewish resi-
dents, will occupy Brentwood,
the 121/2-acre wooded estate of
the late publisher H. V. Tyrell
in a Toronto suburb.
Rabbi Sholem Gold is direc-
tor and principal of the school.
The directors of Yeshiva Col-
lege hope that within ten years
the institution will be affiliated
with the University of Toronto.

Communications Strike
Halts Israel Broadcasts

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

JERUSALEM—All broadcasts
over the government radio sta-
tion Kol Israel were interrupted
for an hour Tuesday morning
while cable offices and inter-
national telephone communica-
tions closed down when post
office technicians handling
these facilities went on strike.
The labor dispute concerned a
demand for higher wages.
By noon, however, all techni-
cians were back at work, and
the crowded communications
lines were functioning normally
again.

Dr. YESHAIAHU FOER-
DER, chairman of the Bank
Leumi Le-Israel, the largest
bank in . Israel, will be a
principal speaker at the Na-
tional Economic - Conference
for Israel, to be held at the
Sherman Hotel in Chicago
the weekend of Sept. 18,
under the auspices of State
of Israel Bonds. The confer.
ence will launch the Fall
campaign for Israel Bonds,
and will discuss plans for
Israel's industrial and agri-
cultural development. Dr.
Foerder, one of Israel's lead-
ing financial and economic
experts, is a member of the
Advisory Council of the Cen-
tral Bank of Israel, and serv-
ed on the Finance Commit-
tee of the Knesset from 1949
to 1957.

Ready History
of LA Jewry

LOS ANGELES, (JTA)—Prep-
aration of a history of the Jew-
ish community of Los Angeles,
which now claims to be the sec-
ond largest in the world, has
begun under the joint sponsor-
ship of the Southern California
Jewish Historical Society and
the Los Angeles Jewish Fed-
eration Council. The study will
be completed in 1961.
Rabbi Max Voorspan, regis-
trar of the University of Juda-
ism, • is research director of the
project which will be under the
general editorial supervision of
Prof. Allan Nevins, Pulitzer
Prize-winning historian, who is
co-director, with DrIVIoshe Davis,
of the American Jewish History
Center of the Jewish Theologi-
cal Seminary of America.
Justin G. Turner, president
of the Southern California
Israel Medics Shun Tour society, said a permarvant
by German Physicians exhibit would be set up of
TEL AVIV (JTA)—The Is- material assembled in research
rael Medical Association has on the project.
turned down a request by a
local tourist agent for the Asso- `Melting Pot' Israel Cited
ciation to act as host to a_ group at Teachers' World Parley
of German physicians expected
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Is-
to tour Israel shortly.
rael's role as a melting pot of
In refusing to act as host to both Eastern and Western cul-
the German group, the Associa- tures was cited in a discussion
tion pointed to the part played of the promotion of Eastern
by German doctors in carrying and Western values at the as-
out the Nazi plan of physically sembly of delegates of t h e
and biologically exterminating World Confederation of Or-
European Jewry. It was learned ganizations in Teaching.
that the group of touring doc-
Shalom Levin, general secre-
tors was organized privately by tary of the Israel Teachers'
a German travel agent who Union, participated as delegate
asked an Israel touring agency representing Israel. He told of
to contact the Israel Medical Israel's contributions to the
Association.
promotion of culture through
public education.

Israeli Student to Teach
Hebrew at Texas U.

HOUSTON, Tex., (JTA)—The
University of Texas announced
it will offer two courses in Heb-
rew during the fall semester
and two advanced courses in
the spring. The courses can be
used to fulfill university re-
quirements in either the mod-
ern or classical • language field.
Classes will be taught by E.
S. Efrat, an Israeli, who is work-
in,q, for his doctorate at the
university.

U.S. Health Service Gives
$32,000 to LA Hospital

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—Two
grants totaling $32,000 have
been made by the U.S. Public
Health Service, National Insti-
tute of Health to Cedars of
Lebanon Hospital here to fi-
nance 'two cancer research pro-
jects. The hospital has also re-
ceived grants from the Los
Angeles County Heart Associa-
tion for two research projects
on cardiovascular disease.

Bare Defeat of
Short-Sighted
Agudist Deputy

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The
women of Israel may continue
to wear shorts and bare-back
blouses in public as long as
the "exposure does not offend
public. morals."
That, in effect, was the re-
sult of a Knesset action this
week in rejecting a bill sub-
mitted by S. Y. Gross, an Agu-
dist deputy, prohibiting women
from wearing shorts in public
or blouses "leaving the back
uncovered."
Peretz Napthali, acting Min-
ister of Justice, opposed the
bill in the name of the govern-
ment. He -:;old the House that
the matter of women's dress
was one of "personal taste" and
that, in any case, "exposure
that offends public morals is
forbidden now by the existing
criminal code."

Maimonides held that the
highest form of charity is to get
a person employment.

Israel Policeman Freed
by Jordan after 4 Yrs.

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

JERUSALEM — An Israel
border policeman was returned
here after spending four years
in a Jordanian prison, the po-
lice announced Tuesday.
Moshe Binyamin was seized
by the Jordanians when he
crossed the border four years
ago. He was sentenced to 17
years' imprisonment as "a spy."
Israel had demanded his re-
lease immediately after he was
arrested, but he was not re-
turned until now. A Jordanian
infiltrator serving a long sen-
tence in Israel was returned to
Jordan at the same time.
Israel police are now investi-
gating the circumstances of
Binyamin's crossing the border.

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A traditional Torah pointer
made by Yemenite silversmiths
in Israel will be awarded to
synagogues which achieve a
high level of participation in
the High Holy Day campaign
in behalf of Israel Bonds, it
is announced by Adolf L. Ham-
burger, national High Holiday
Bond chairman.
The Torah pointer, or Yad,
as it is known in Hebrew
(meaning hand), is used to
show the place where the
Torah reading begins and to
follow the reading from the
Torah.
One of the Torah ornaments
known as kele kodesh — holy
utensils—it is common for the
Yad to be handed down
through the centuries. The To-
rah pointer is used to protect
the parchment scrolls against
being touched by fingers of the
readers.
One of the outstanding prod-
ucts of Jewish artisans, the
Torah pointer dates from the
Middle Ages. The material used
in its making has almost al-
ways been silver, although
wood has also been employed
at times.
The Torah pointer selected
for synagogues in the High
Holiday campaign for Isrel
Bonds this year is a sterling
silver pointer decorated with
hand filigree designs by Yem-
enite Jews in Israel who have
carried on the centuries-old
traditional craft of the silver-
smith.
Over 10 inches long, it will
be encased in a velvet-lined
case, bearing an inscription on
the cover in recognition of the
Israel Bond effort of the syna-
gogue to which the Torah
pinter is presented.
In recent years, High Holi-
day services in many syna-
gogues have included special
efforts during the Rosh Hasha-;
nah and Yom Kippur services
in support of the upbuilding,
of Israel through State of Is-
rael Bonds.
Since the inception of the
Israel Bond drive in 1951, more
than $395,000,000 has been
raised to strengthen the econ-
omy of the State • of Israel
through the expansion of in-
dustry a n d agriculture, the
building of homes, roads, and
harbors, and the discovery and
exploitation of natural re-
sources.

Israeli Banker
to Open Bond Drive

6961

Bonds to Award
Torah Pointer
for Holy Days

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