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February 26, 1960 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-02-26

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Detroiter Edward Kersch Sees War
Danger in Jordan Boundary Issues

Cohen Gets ZOD Purse

WA President Commends Planned
Zackheim, Marwil, Cohen Honors

Abraham A. Redelheim, presi- their foresight and their in-
situation as "dangerously ex-
dent of the Zionist Organiza- defatigable devotion to its cre-
plosive," Kersch presents the
tion of America, in a message ation.
positions of both Arabs and Is-
"May they have continued
sent this week to Abe Kasle,
raelis and declares that "any
chairman of the testimonial health, happiness and success
incident along the armistice de-
planned for Maurice H. Zack- in the days ahead, in their en-
marcation lines which precipi-
heim, Robert Marwil and Harry deavors on behalf of the Jew-
tates a general conflict between
Cohen, commended the Michi- ish people."
Israel and the Arabs could
The testimonial committee
gan Zionist Region and the
touch off a conflict between the
Zionist Organization of Detroit announces that plans have been
major world powers."
for undertaking to honor the completed for the presentation
Declaring that "any bound-
to Zackheim, Marwil and Cohen
three leaders.
ary can be made to function
AL BORMAN (right) is
of certificates, at a reception at
effectively if there is a will and
desire to do so on the part of shown presenting a purse to and the warm and glowing the Shaarey Zedek, March 10,
the people separated by the HARRY COHEN, for use on Zionism which they exude," indicating that a lecture hall
has been established in their
boundary," Kersch points out the latter's visit to Israel. and stated:
honor at the Kfar Silver Agri-
that "except for the demilitar- Cohen plans to leave on
"These men have never cultural Village in Israel. All
ized zones, and the portion of March 28 and to remain in dodged
a Jewish and Zionist
the lower Jordan Valley which Israel for three months. The responsibility, never refused to are invited.
There will be no solicitations -
is now completely controlled presentation, made in recog- take on a hard job if it needed
by the Kingdom of Jordan, the nition of Cohen's contribu- to be done. Whatever they at the reception, but friends of
armistice demarcation lines tions to the Zionist cause, to preach, they practice. What- the three men to be honored
correspond exactly to the in- Israel and to educational and ever they- believe in, they be- have been asked to contribute
ternational boundary estab- congregational activities in lieve with heart and soul. These to the Agricultural– Village's
lished by the mandate powers Detroit, was made at the Bal- great veterans of our move- expansion in their honor.
in 1922. That boundary func- four victory dinner of the ment have fought ,hard for
tioned effectively for 26 years." Zionist Organization of De- everything Zionist and the cause
The crux of the problem, he troit. The committee that ar- for which they fought is good Chicago, was named assistant
national director of the Bnai
states, is that the Arab world ranged for the testimonial and right.
Brith Hillel Foundations, to as-
does not accept the sovereignty purse included Al Borman,
"May I extend to them these sist in directing the field serv-
claimed by the Israelis over Abe Kasle, M. Ben Lewis and
Israel-controlled territory. He Judge Ira G. Kaufman, ZOD hearty congratulations on the ices of Hillel's 217 college
occasion of this testimonial. We campus units. The appointment
adds that there can be no solu- president.
<>owe them a debt of gratitude was announced by Dr. William
tion to the existing problems
and appreciation. Israel is Haber, of Ann Arbor, national
until both peoples accept the
surely a living monument to chairman of Hillel Foundations.
fact of control of territory by
common agreement.
Kersch calls attention to the
recognition of Israel and its
NEW YORK, (JTA)— sponsorship by the United Na-
Charges of Nazi collaboration tions and states that ,"armistice
In an address of acceptance
against French playwright Feli- lines can 'only be changed by of the 13th annual Amity
Award of the Detroit • Women's
cien Marceau- brought two can-
Children of the Hillel Day vignette form the life of George
Division of the American Jew- School this Monday celebrated Washington. They were Mark
cellations by Jewish women's tories."
Considerable attention is ish Congress, at a luncheon at
organizations of theater parties
Goldsmith as "Karyan" (narra-
for his play, "The Good S'oup." given in Kersch's thesis to the the Jewish Center, attended by the birthdays of George Wash tor); Michael Kramer as "Ab-
advantages that lie in utiliza- more than 200, including - not- ington and Abraham Lincoln in be Washington; and David
The continuing controversy tion of Jordan River waters for
about the play, which opened in irrigation by Israel as well as able communal leaders, Dr. an integrated program ex- Applebaum as George.
Washington last week, and the Arabs. His points are richly Robert M: Frehse, director of pressed in the school's two
In the panel which discussed
which was scheduled to open in illustrated by many charts and the Detroit Round Table, urged languages of instruction: Eng- Lincoln were Miriam Berry,
New York on next Wednesday, several maps. He declares that activation of all efforts for lish and modern Hebrew-
Ruthellen Kass, Hassidah Big-
also evoked a statement from "if the present. stalemate con- improvement of human rela
The program is significant man and Sharona Barzilay..
the playwright, to producer tinues, the Jordan River will
Every class was represented
because it initiated the plan of
David Merrick. The playwright, have the-unfortunate role of be- not accomplish the desired integrating Hebrew into both in • the Hebrew and English
who has consistently denied the ing a source of friction and pos- aims.
The presentation to Dr. the secular and Judaic depart- language program, which was
charges, promised he would sibly the spark which ignites a
was made by Zeldon ments. Mrs. Maurice Floch, written and directed by the
soon send an "extensive state- catastrophic war."
Mrs. Louis Redstone supervising teacher of the Hillel teaching staff, including Mrs.
ment" to clarify his position.
Kersch resides with his wife, presented a citation to Miss School, said that the new sys- Chaya Barzilay, Mrs. Naomi
The American Jewish Com- the former Marcia Kobaker, at
Florence Cassidy, in recogni- tem will be introduced during Floch, Mrs. Lois Newman, Mrs.
mittee issued a statement de- 16204 Greenfield.
Nahama Shudofsky and David
tion of her efforts in behalf of future school semesters.
claring: "In the absence of per-
trio of students depicted in Zwick.
suasive evidence that Marceau's
Participants in the program
play, 'The Good Soup,' whose Revisionists Planning
author is suspected of having Trumpeldor Memorial included Mrs. William Cohen,
Mrs. M. Brenner, Mrs. Mario
been a wartime Nazi collabo-
Oresti, who gave the report of
rator, reflects or promotes his on 40th Yahrzeit
the judges who selected the-
political or ideological beliefs,
The 40th anniversary of the awardees for this year's honors.
rejection of the play would not Yahrzeit of Joseph Trumpeldor,
Previous award and citation
hero of the Arab-Jewish winners who were among the
be justified.
"The play should be struggle in Palestine, will be prominent j ud ges, industrial
judged by its substance and on commemorated by the Zionists- and community leaders in at-
its artistic merits- rather than Revisionists of Detroit at a tendance included William T.
by its author's alleged political mass meeting planned for 8:30 Gossett and Arthur Poiner.
activities repugnant as they p.m., March 10, at Cong. Sham-
might be. However, we recog- my Emunah.
Final plans for the program Urges White House Parley
nize that organizations repre-
made at a meeting Thurs- to Discuss Anti-Semitism
senting special constituencies
may not wish to be regarded as day night, in the home of Nor-
supporting by their group ac- man Horowitz, when Larry recent eruption of anti-Semitic
tion an author whose convic- Greenfield and Horowitz re- incidents in the United States
tions which may not be ex- ported on the national con- should be taken up at the White
pressed' in his • writings, they ference of the Revisionist Party, House Conference on Children
Rehearsing their lines (in Hebrew and English) for their
held last weekend in New and Youth as juvenile delin-
deem obnoxious."
quency problem, Mrs. Charles Washington-Lincoln Birthday "Neshef" by pledging allegiance
The Union of American He- York.
Dr. Joseph B. Schechtman, Hymes, president of the Na- to the flag are, left to right: Sharona Barzilay, Joel Milinsky,
brew Congregations disclosed
Sandra Singer and Ruthellen Kass. In the background are
it had received many inquiries chairman of the administrative tional Council of Jewish Wo- Michael
Kramer, Dennis Servetter, Ellen Sklash, Ralph Green-
from its members about theater committee of the United Zion- men, urged. The conference berg, Marcy Levine, Tzivia Stein, Moshe Klein and Patty Rose.
ists-Revisionists of America and opens on March 23.
parties for the play and sug- chairman
of the World Revision-
gested that "The Good Soup" ist Council,
will be guest speak- N
was "frivolous and transitory." er. Dr. Schechtman
The UAHC comment, made known as the biographer also
of Jab-
by its vice-president, Rabbi Jay otinsky. Cantor Hyman J. Adler,
Kaufman, also declared that en- of Cong. Bnai David, will pre-
tertainments should not be sent a program of Jewish and
judged on the basis of the Israeli songs.
political affiliations of their cre-
Trum•peldor's heroism inspired
Who have registered for the third year of the
ators and that Judaism's teach- Jews in Palestine during the
ings "forbid such trial by boy- British Mandatory regime.
Hillel Day School of Detroit
cott." Rabbi Kaufman also said When he died in a battle against
that "other plays should lay the Arabs in 1920, his last
prior claim to the attention of words were, "It is good to die
Some vacancies still exist in the Kindergarten and First Grade
religious and other serious for one's motherland."
The Hillel School emphasizes Judaic-religious
In forming the militant Re-
The Hillel School is chartered by the State
studies, the modern Hebrew language and
The first organization to act visionist Party, Zeev. Jabotin-
of Michigan—it maintains the full curriculum
identities with Israel and world Jewry.
was the Westchester Shore sec- sky, its late founder, held
of the Detroit Public School System.
tion of the National Council of Trumpeldor's courage as an
For information or to make a registration appointment, tail:
Jewish Women which withdrew example of the modern fighting
Mrs. Theda Levy, Secretary
from a contract for a theater Jew. .
The public is invited to
party. The second organization
was the Women's League for attend the March 10 program,
DIAMOND 1-8260
19161 Schaefer Highway
Israel, which cancelled two for which there is no admis-
sion charge.
theater parties.

Mounting border troubles and
the repeated Syrian - attacks on
Israeli village lend importance
to the thesis, "Boundary Prob-
lems of the Jordan Valley,"
written by Edward. S. Kersch,
who is presently a Wayne State
University research technician.
Kersch wrote his book to ful-
fill requirements for his mas-
ters degree, in the department
of geography at Clark Univer-
sity, Worcester, Mass. He made
his study during a 10-week stay
in Israel and pursued it here
through many contacts.
His book makes a thorough
study of the Jordan River proj-
ects, the difficulties encount-
ered as a result of the Israel-
Arab struggles and the attempts
that were made by Eric Johns-
ton on behalf of the U. S. and
by the UN to secure an under-
standing for joint irrigation
projects along the Jordan.
Considerable attention is
given in this book to the prob-
lems in the demilitarized zone.
Failing to see a solution in
sight at present and viewing the

Groups Cancel
Theater Parties
for Marceau Play

Dr. Frehse. Urges.
Activization for
Human Relations





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