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December 04, 1959 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-04

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, December 4, 1959-30

On the Record

By NATHAN ZIPRIN

Editor, Seven Arts Feature Syndicate

Notes from My Diary .. .

The soil of the shtetl where I was born haunted me as a
dream over the young years. Now that the bones of a child and
parents are resting on Long Island lawns the old dream has
found new anchors. We are of this soil now.
My most prized legacy, and the only one I have ever re-
ceived, is Mother's yellow-paged and tear-soaked "Tzenna Urrena,"
Bible in the Yiddish version for women.
We keep a mezuzah on our doors not to frighten away ghosts
or goblins but to proclaim our ties with Sinai.
How well do we really know our children? Solicitous for
the health of Leigh, I called Label my son on a Friday evening
to remind him to make sure that the fireplace was giving
warmth to the sick child. And his answer stunned me. "We
do not kindle wood on the Sabbath," he confided to unbeliev-
ing ears.
Lawrence Clark Rowell, in his recent volume "A Passion
for Books" (World Publishing Company) observes that he has
three loves—"collecting books, keeping books and giving books
away." How about reading them?
I have little faith in college surveys alleged to be showing
preposterously high pro-inter-marriage sentiment among Jewish .
students. A letter I have . from a man who recently made one
of these surveys says: "There is - a disparity between the an-
swers the students give and their actions when they come
to face reality. I am afraid many merely thought it fashion-
able or proper to give pro-inter-marriage answers on the ques-
tionaire, believing it to be a mark of their tribe — the

intelligentsia."

No country in the world today has three living poets com-
parable in artistic stature to the Yiddish tongued Leivick,
Manger and Glatstein.
Lincoln's dimensions will lure men forever for he is of the
weave whose beholders are spinned into dreaming.
There are no Lincolnesque figures on the American horizon
today. If one came along he would be engulfed by the barons
of wealth who are making it a custom to set eyes on the
white dome.
Reading dictionaries is not a pleasureable chore perhaps
But as for me, the year is wasted if I have not run through
my dictionary from A to Z.
Piety is the most sonorous word in our language, axe the
most discordant.
December is the most honest page on the calendar. It tells
tale's end and whispers white beginning.

Negro Journals Growing Kinder Towards Israel

By MILTON FRIEDMAN

(Copyright, 1959, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)

WASHINGTON—The Ameri-
can Negro is increasingly aware
of the role played by Jews in
improving racial relations.
Normalization of Negro atti-
tudes toward Jews is reflected
in magazines like "Ebony."
A tendency existed in the
Negro press to sympathize with
the Arabs as a "colored" race
cc-ifronted by the Israelis, a
"white" race. There has also
been criticism of Israel's han-
dling of the integration of
North African Jews. Allegations
were made of a "color line" in
Israel. But recent articles in
Negro periodicals reflect a
growing objectivity. It is en-
couraging to those seeking
interracial harmony.
Ebony currently features a
picture story of an American
student at a Hebrew Univer-
sity in Jerusalem. The stu-
dent, a native of Ghana, won
an Israeli government scholar-
ship. The 22-year-old African
had never before seen a He-
brew book. He studied He-
brew intensively and read
everything he could find on
Jewish history. .Today he is
one of the top students at
the university. As a botany
major, he is learning to com-
bat Ghana's plant diseases.
Hesitant at first, the young
African is now completely at
home — even in Jerusalem's

synagogues. He has developed But the Jewish hospital re-
a fondness for the chanting of sponded to the situation with
the cantor and the traditional love,.creating an interracial club
rituals. Popular on the campus, for the scores of small boys,
he is drafted at student parties mainly Negro, who loitered in
to perform the stirring martial nearby alleys. Funds came from
dances of the Ashanti and re- Isidore Leviton, president of
count tales of his warrior an- the hospital.
cestors.
According to Ebony, the Sydney Nelson Named
student "earnestly admires Is-
Director for French
rael and the Israelis." He
said "They are the friendliest JDC Relief Program
people I've ever known . . .
PARIS, (JTA)—The appoint-
total strangers stop me in ment of Sydney Nelson, Joint
town and shake my hand, de- Distribution Committee director
claring they're glad to see for Latin America, as director
me here."
of JDC operations in France,
Ebony made a point of pic- was announced here by Charles
turing the Negro's social ac- H. Jordan, JDC director gen-
ceptance in Israel and depicted eral.
him in friendly conversation
with Jewish girls. He is also Klutznick, Leavitt Speak
shown with his Jewish room- at JDC Meeting Thursday
Philip M. Klutznick, chairman
mate, preparing to attend a
university dance. He "never of the International Council of
misses Friday night dances" Bnai Brith and a U.S. delegate
and feels "it just takes time to the 12th UN General Assem-
to get used to the idea that bly,' will be a principal speaker
white girls are just people." at the Joint Distribution Com-
His acceptance is made to ap- mittee's 45th annual meeting
pear natural against the back- next Thursday, at the Statler-
ground of the integration in Hilton Hotel, New York, it was
Israel of people from many announced by Edward M. M.
Warburg, JDC Chairman.
lands.
On the American scene,
Ebony has lauded Brooklyn's
Jewish Hospital Boys' Club as
a "prescription for delin-
quency." A low-income section
of Brooklyn surrounding the
hospital was the scene of de-
structive youthful depradations.

ail after pail after pail .

Joffe's Israeli Interviews Slated
in WCAR's New Radio Series

Jewish Commtmity Council illustrated by the Williams-Hart
delegates attending the season's Forest planted by the Jewish
opening assembly heard Boris National Fund, and which the
M. Joffe, Council executive di- Governor visited during his
rector, give his impressions of stay; by the G. Mennen Williams
his trip to Israel • with Mrs. Collection at the Hebrew Uni-
versity representing a library
Joffe.
Recalling that over a period dedicated in the Governor's
of many years he has had the honor by Charles Feinberg of
opportunity of addressing both Detroit; and by the Governor's
Jewish and Christian audiences participation in the dedication
in Detroit on the subject of of a veterans memorial at
Is7ael, Joffe stated that having Petach Tikvah, supported by the
seen the reality, he realizes now Sgt. Morton A. Silverman Post
that in many instances he was of the Jewish War Veterans of
actually understating the im- Michigan.
pressive achievements of the
The business portion of the
Yishuv.
delegate assembly was presided
Joffe commended the astute- over by Lawrence W. Crohn,
ness and effectiveness of per- Council president. Crohn sum-
sons in leadership positions at marized for the delegates recent
all levels in the diplomatic, mil- Council activities. Highlights of
itary, economic and educational his report were the issuance of
phases of Israel's activity.
a Council statement for the 9th
While in Israel, Joffe had the consecutive year, urging against
opportunity of taping interviews the observance of Hanukah in
with a series of Israeli - techni- public schools, and cautioning
cians and leaders. These tapes that such observance is a breach
will be broadcast on "Pages of the principal of separation
From the -Jwish Heritage", the of church and state.
weekly Council radio program
The Council culture commis-
on WCAR, and will be made sion, Crohn reported, presented
available to other Jewish Com-
munity Councils throughout the 62 radio and 15 TV programs
since June 1. During the same
country.
Joffee reported that during period, the Council's program
part of his visit the Governor service arranged 299 programs
and Mft. Williams were also in for affiliated and non-Jewish
Israel. A significant aspect of organizations.
A series of proposed amend-
the Governor's visit was the
demonstration it afforded of his ments to the Council constitu-
own ties to Israel. These were tion were rejected. The amend-
ments aimed to modify pro-
c e d u r e s for nomination and
election of officers.
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of the Sisterhood of Congrega-
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