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April 15, 1960 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-04-15

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The Anglo-Jewish Writer:
The February issue of En-
counter, the provocative
monthly edited by S t e p hen
Spender and Melvin J. Lasky,
published an article under the
title of "The Anglo - Jewish
Writer." . . Written by Brian
Glanville, the article laments
the fact that there is a scarcity
of Anglo-Jewish writers in Eng-
land and that the few who can
be catalogued under that head-
ing lack stature and do not deal
with Jewish life.
The author puts it this way:
"There are Anglo-Jewish
writers; there is no such thing
as Anglo-Jewish writing . .
As for the writers, the tow
things that strike one about
them are their scarcity, and
their relative lack of distinction
.. '. The great bulk of Anglo-
Jewry _ shares with A_merican_
Jewry its or i gin in Eastern
Europe, where a mass exodus
began after the passing of the
Russian May Laws, in 1881 . . .
But where Amerkan Jewry has
produced an astonishing crop
of writers and poets — Saul
Bellow, -Lionel Trilling, Karl
Shapiro, Nelson Algren, Arthur
Miller, and the rest — English
Jews can point only to a hand-
ful of minor figures."
Glanville may be well quali-
fied to handle the subject he
has chosen but we doubt it .. .
Frankly we are mystified about
the very definition of the term
"Anglo-Jewish" writer . . . He
makes it quite clear that he
does not mean Anglo in the
sense of English for he includes
in his category the United
States . . . Moreover he speaks
about "the nature of Anglo-
Jewish society" in England and
in America . . . What he means
by this, . he never really ex-
plains ex c e p t to say: "The
Anglo - Jewish community is
recent, wealthy, and isolated
. . . Though various Jewish
families have been settled -in
Britain - for several hundred
years, few of them play much
part in Jewish society, which
is overwhelmingly made up by
descendants of the _immigrants
of 1881-1910 . . . To the ma-
terialism of Western society,
British Jews have brought the
traditional Jewish character-
istic of living through, by iden-
tifying themselves with their
children, and the - result is a
community polarised a r o u n d
materialism and possessive love
. . • These qualities both inter-
act and reinforce one another,
and the result is a society in
which the artist has no place."
This quotation is a textual
transcription and as far as we
are concerned makes no sense
at all . . . We wish the author

for Adler to Offer
rogram at Jewish Center

Eastern Industrialist Wills
$75,000 for Israel Trees

Cantor Hyman J. Adler will
Istrate -different Nuscho-os
ariations) of the Torah, the
ftorah, the Megilahs (scrolls)
the Trop (cantillations), at
ext program of the Can-
1 Hour, sponsored by the
sh Center, 18100 Meyers,
8 p.m., Wednesday, with
ecorded cantorial music, in-
erpretation of the prayers,
heir place in liturgy, historical
ckground and translation.

A bequest of $75,000 for the
planting of trees in Israel was
disclosed when the will of re-
tired New England industrial-
ist Abraham Serlin was filed
here for probate. Serlin died
Jan. 17 at a resort hotel.
A memorial " forest of 40,000
trees to be called "Yaar Abra-
ham" will be planted in his
memory by the Jewish National
Fund near Jerusalem. Mr. Ser-
lin, who was 80 at the time
of his death, also left $1,500
to have his body sent to Israel
for burial near Jerusalem.

nk Leumi le-Israel B.M. (in
lation: National Bank of
el) opened its 100th domes-
branch, it was announced by
ideon Strauss, Agent of Bank
Leumi's recently established
ew York Agency. The new
branch will serve the commu-
ty of Even Yehuda, an agri-
'ural settlement in the heart
rael's citrus belt, 15 miles
h of Tel Aviv.



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has m
. . 01
ignores Mi.
probably th
Jewish writer,
the existence of
fication . . . it would se ,
ew York announced
Mr. Glanville is confused him- that it had completed arrange-
self as to what the term of ments with seven local banks
Anglo-Jewish writer means.
for a $15,000,000 loan.

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Now in Bantam Paperback

J e n n i e Grossinger's "The
Art of Jewish Cooking" has
just b e en issued by Bantam
Book (657 W. Chicago, Chicago
10- ) in a paperback.
Her b o o k originally was
published by Random House.
The paperback is a complete
reproduction of the original
and contains all. the recipes,
dairy and meat; fish and poul-
try, desserts and delicacies.

Turkey Orders Five Israelis
to Spend Year in Prison

ISTANBUL, (JTA)—Five Is- i
raeli fishermen were sentenced
by a court in the southern port
town of Silifka to one year's
imprisonment for having fished
in Turkish territorial waters.
Their boat, the "Snunit," was
ordered confiscated by the
court. The fishermen said they
were appealing the decision.)
The five Israelis, who were
seized aboard the "Snunit" last
September by Turkish authori-
ties, were denied bail and have
been in jail since their arrest.

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