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November 20, 1959 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-11-20

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Annual Book Fair Opens Saturday Night
Dedicate Library as

Illeinoriall to MeyerS

Annual Jewish Book Fair, observed under
the sponsorship of the Jewish Community
Center as the major event in celebration of
National Jewish Book Month, commences to-
morrow evening, at the main Jewish Center,
Meyers and Curtis,‘ and will continue with a
series of important cultural functions through
Monday evening.

Book Fairs, which have annually, during
the past five years, attracted thousands of
spectators at the book exhibitions and at the
lectures and symposia, have emerged as
major community functions.
Hundreds of Jewish books will be on ex-
hibition and on sale during the Book Fair.
There will be special booths for Hebrew
and Yiddish books and a special exhibit of
the Jewish Publication Society's works. An
opportunity will be provided at the latter for
Detroiters to enroll as members of JPS.
A major feature of the Book Fair will be
the dedication on Saturday evening of the
Henry Meyers Memorial Library in tribute
to the late community leader whose many
national and local positions included the
presidency of the Jewish Center.
At the Book Fair's formal opening tomor-
row evening, Marvin: Lowenthal, one of
Jewry's most distinguished authors, will be
the guest speaker.
Morris Garvett, chairman of the Book
Fair, in a statement evaluating its purposes,
-?-4K- declared:
"A significant
purpose of the
Jewish Book Fair,
sponsored by the
Jewish Community
Center of Detroit,
is to enhance the
position and im-
portance of books
in Jewish life and
thus to make cer-
tain that the an-
cient fradition will
"Our belief that
the reading of Jew-
ish books cannot
Morris Garvett • fail to result in
closer links between our people and their
rich literary and cultural heritage, was one


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Aqaba toIsraeli Shipping;
Arabian Threats -. Worry' BING

LONDON, (JTA) — King Saud of Saudi Arabia started a new drive to secure with-
drawal of the United Nations Emergency Forces from Sharm-el-Sheikh over-looking the
Strait of Tiran, in a move to close the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping and extend the
Arab blockade to the port of Aqaba.

Through his political counsellor, Jamal al Husseini, a former Palestinian and relative
of the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, the King informed the foreign press at his capital of Riyadh
that he had written to President Eisenhower, officially and privately, calling on him to
secure withdrawal of the Sharm-el-Sheikh garrison. Saudi Arabia is one of the four cou-
tries abutting on the Gulf of Aqaba, the others being Egypt, Jordan and Israel. n
According to the statement by Husseini, President Eisenhower proed"
in 957
mi s
that no aggressor in the Suez campaign would be allowed to annex any "
ry. " We 1 are
still waiting and urging that this promise be fulfilled," he said.

Ben-Gurion Concerned Over Arab Annihilation Threats
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Premier David Ben-Gurion has warned members of the
United Jewish Appeal study mission here that Arab threats to annihilate Israel "are more
serious than you or even the Israeli people realize." He expressed confidence that Israel
would break through the wall of hatred, blockade and boycott, but declared it would not
be an easy task. "Perhaps," he conimented, "we will have to pay as dearly for it as we paid
11 years ago" when Israel won its independence by fighting off invasion by the Arab armies.
The Premier's sober description of
Israel's security situation was offered at a dinner
he tendered the 115-man American delegation at which he outlined the major tasks lying
ahead of Israel. He told the delegation that "I do not have the slightest doubt that in the
next few years there will be a mass immigration of many hundreds of thousands into this
country. They will come," he emphasized, "and Israel will absorb them."
The Israeli leader declared there were 2,000,000 Jews in Asia, Africa and East Eu-
rope "for whom the only salvation to live as Jews and human beings is to come to Israel"
those countries are closed, he said, but the governments will have to open -
them doors
or later.

Continued on Page 40

Continued on Page 3

CIFIVE Sets Up National
Jewish Culiural

Foundation to Expand 'Educational Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, (JTA) — Measures to establish a national Jewish cultural foun-
dation and a council of Jewish cultural agencies were taken at the 28th general assembly
of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
The Foundation will assist in interpreting the needs of individual agencies and the
field as a whole to federations .
and welfare funds and to the entire community. It will as-
sume responsibility for a system of scholarships and grants-in-aid "so crucial to the future
well-being of the field." It could secure gifts from interested individuals and foundations
and field
provide the means for greatly expanding operations of various agencies and in

The four-day CJFWF parley, which studied local, national and overseas problems
affecting the Jewish community, adopted resolutions defining its position on these issues.
Irving Kane of Cleveland was elected sixth president of the
Herbert .R. Abeles.
Council, succeeding

On domestic questions, the assembly voted reaffirmation of the principle of indivis-
ibility of equal rights, lauded efforts during the past year to strengthen civil rights and
called on Jewish community relations agencies and other groups "to help secure the fact
as well as the principle" of equal justice and equal opportunity for all.
On the international scene, the assembly expressed concern over the treatment of
Jews in the Soviet Union "denied access to those facilities essential to the exercise of their
rights as Jews." It expressed hope that today's more Cordial international atmosphere
would be reflected in fulfillment of guarantees in the Soviet constitution of religious equal-
ity. The resolution urged the Soviet Union to permit Jewish residents to be reunited with
their families living in other lands as a "humanitarian act."

Continued on Page 9

Two Books Accuse Pius XII of Having
Failed to Intervene with Nazis in Defense
of Jews of Rome; Vatican Denies Charges

Detailed Story on Page 2


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