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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-09-02

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Customary to Recite
Psalms During Elul

By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX

(Copyright, 1960, JTA, inc.)

It is customary to recite many
of the Psalms during the month
of Elul.
• Elul, being the last month of
the Jewish calendar year, is the
period before the Jewish New
Year, Rosh Hashanah. It is thus
customary to seek all means of
petitioning the Almighty for
those things we look forward to
having for the New Year.
-
In times
of crisis and concern,
the Psalms have always been
the best vehicle of expression.
Thus, many practice the custom
of reciting the Psalms in the
synagogue during the month of
Elul.
* 4; *

Why is it forbidden to ever-
cook meat which has not been
soaked or washed during the
three days before salting?
Soaking the meat before salt-
ing is a means of softening the
meat so that' the salting process
can free the blood from the
flesh and extract it in order
that this blood shall not be
consumed while eating the
meat. Once three days have
gone by without soaking the
meat, it has become so hard-
ened that the salting process
can no longer remove the blood:
thus it cannot be cooked any-
more, since cooking will acti-
vate the blood in the meat and
the individual will be eating
blood which has been prohibit-
ed to him.

It is customary to give a child
his first haircut at the age of
three, at which time a special
Ceremony is made.
This ceremony and special
age for cutting the hair of the
child stems from the basic com-
parison wherein .nan is likened
to a tree (Deut 20:19). In the
case of a tree the Bible for-
bids man to harvest its fruits
until the fourth year. It is it
the fourth year that the Bible
writes that "all the fruits
thereof shall be holy" (Lev.
19:24). Thus dä :Many Jews re-
frain from cutting the child's
paid until he is three years
Old. Furthermore, a reason for-
special _ceremony then is the
fact thk in getting his first
haircut, a boy 'gets his first ex-
perience in observing the Bibli-
cal commandinent which forbids
a Jew from destroying or re-
moving his sideburns (Lev.
19:27). Some would weigh the
first locks sheared. from the
child and give the weight. in
Silver_ to charity.

HOW ABOUT YOUR
YAHRZEIT DATES?

Illitler's Counterfeit Plot
Described in 'Journey Into
Crime' by Don Whitehead

Don Whitehead, whose "FBI
St or y" attracted nationwide
attention, narrates in spell-
binding fashion 21 "true stories
of the world's most bizarre
time s," in his new book,
"Journey Into C r i m e," pub-
lished by Random House.
The stories he collected are
about crimes that drew inter-
national attention. They occur-
red in England, France, Bel-
gium, West Germany, Liechten-
stein, Austria, Hungary, Italy,
Interpol, Greece, Turkey, Hong
Kong, Singapore, South Viet-
nam, the Philippines and Japan,
as well as in the United States.
Murders over love affairs,
family squabbles, communism,
crimes involving treason, coun-
terfeiting, robberies, kidnap-
ping espionage, narcotics smug-
gling, patriotism, piracy, and
bank- robberies are among the
motives of the stories.
One of the most sensational
stories in the book is "Hitler's
Counterfeit G a m b 1 e" — the
attempt by the Nazis to flood
the world with $646,000,000
worth of counterfeit Bank of
England notes.
This "total war crime" is
traced to the year 1939 and
continued until 1945, with the
beginning of the Allied occupa-
tion of Germany, when the Nazi
criminals began to burn most
of the counterfeit currency in
order to cover up their crime.
In a preliminary statement,
Whitehead states:
"Government - approved
counterfeiting is not unusual
in wartime. The manufacture
of bogus identity papers, pass-
ports, letters, records and
passes became a major opera-
tion in both the Allied and
Axis camps . . • But Hitler's
macabre counterfeit plot was
unusual because .it had such
a startling objective—and . :t
revolved around the skill of
one ordinary little criminal."
Whithead declares that in
"the era of madness" it was
Hitler's plot "to wreck the
currency of Great Britain by
counterfeiting on a mass scale
—La plot that was' hatched be-
fore Germany and England
were at war."
"It was madness," he states,
"for anyone to dream of a
world controlled and directed
by a 'master race.' It was mad-
ness for anyone to plan the
systematic extermination of all
Jews. It was an act of madness
to unleash 'total war' against
defenseless people."
In the instance of his counter-
feiting plot, "Hitler forced this
.h slaves, taken
ask on
ation camps and
om c
choice—succeed or
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man, in this bi-
ma, according to
rre
ite
, "was a pint-sized
crimin
named Solomon
Smolianoff." He had been in
and out of German jails for
counterfeiting. The irony of
the scheme was that Hitler,

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The Family of the Late

RACH EL
WE I NTRAU B

New edition of 24-Year He-
brew-English Calendar gives
Yahrzeit dates at a glance. In
fact, all Hebrew dates and
days of the week from October
- 1940 to September 1964. All
Jewish holidays to 19701

Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind expres-
sions of sympathy ex-
tended by "relatives and
friends during the fam-
ily's recent bereave-
ment.

m
ra
i
au
_PIRECTORS OF FUNERALS

I OBITUARIES

Alter Heller, Jewish
Poet and Essayist, Dies

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Alter
EDWARD GOLD, 14068 Riv Heller, well-known Yiddish and
erview, died Aug. 27. He leaves Hebrew poet and essayist, died
his wife, Rose; a brother, Gus in New Rochelle this past week-
Gold; and two sisters, Mrs. Rose end. He was '72. Born in the
Aronson and Mrs. Charles Hoy- Ukraine, he studied in France
and came to the United States
ler of Brooklyn.
* * *
in 1910 where he continued his
BANNE. S HUL T Z, 19720 studies while teaching in Jew-
Strathmoor, died Aug. 27. He ish schools. He was one of the
leaves his wife, Fanny; two Jewish poets who concentrated
sons, Morris and Manuel; a around the literary magazine
sister, Mrs. Tillie Klasky; and "Di Feder," published in New
York, and participated in other
seven grandchildren.
4: * *
publications. He was the author
HARRY SCHREIBER, Miami of critical essays on a number
Beach, died. Aug. 30. He leaves of Jewish poets.
his wife, Molly; three daughters,
Mrs. Simon Schemansky, Mrs.
Sidney Lewis Dead
Jack Labowitch and Mrs. Irving
Secretary - Treasurer of the
Trock of Miami; a brother ;
a sister and eight grandchil- Penn Construction Co. in War-
ren, Sidney J. Lewis, 12819 Pem-
dren. Interment Detroit.
broke, died Monday in Harper
* * *
MAYER LANG, 13725 Dexter, Hospital following a short ill-
died Aug. 28. He is survived by ness. He was 45.
A native Detroiter, Mr. Lewis
his wife, Sophie; one son, Irv-
ing; two daughters, Mrs. Harold was a member of Tikvah Bnai
Block and Mrs. Paul Shawn; Brith. He leaves his wife, Lebna;
two brother s, Joseph and two sons, Sanford and Richard;
Gabriel; 10 grandchildren and a daughter, Caral; a brother,
Morton; and two sisters, Mrs.
four great grandchildren.
Sidney Tauber and Mrs. Louis
* * *
GUSTY SINGER, 4034 Elm- Alper.
hurst, died Aug. 29. She is
survived by her husband, Al- Marton, Editor of
bert; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Hungarian Paper, Dies
Betrnan; and two granddaugh-
TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Dr.
ters.
Ernest
Marton, veteran Hun-
* * *
Zionist and editor of
IRENE ANGEL, 18903 Free- the -Hungarian-language daily
land, died Aug. 23. She leaves newspaper Uj Kelet, here, died
her husband, Louis; sons, Frank Monday while at his editor's
and George of Wyandotte; a desk. He was 64.
daughter, Mrs. Kalmon Nagel,
a sister and four gran ichildren.
* * *
Evelyn Lipsky Dies
Evelyn Lipsky, of 16861
ANNA BALAMUT, 3710 Burl-
ingame, died Aug. 27. She leaves Greenfield, died Aug. 25. She
two sons, Hyman and Irving; leaves two sons, Dr. Samuel Lip-
two daughters, Mrs. Harry ton of Chicago and Harvey S.;
Burns and Mrs. Martin Winoker; four daughters, Jane, Mrs. Rob-
seven grandchildren and six ert Penskar, Mrs. George Blum
and Mrs. Abe Weingrot; a
great-grandchildren.
* * *
brother, Ben Stark; a sister, Mrs.
MINNIE BARSKY, 4205 C. William Sucher, and 10 grand-
Duane, died Aug. 28. Survived children.
by husband,. Louis; daughters,
Mrs. Gertrude Weitzman and
Theodora Barsky; a sister and
two grandchildren.
* * *
JOSEPH STEGLOW, 2646
During the coming
Park, died Aug. 26. Survived by
week Yeshiva Beth
two sons, Benjamin and Isadore,
Yehuda will observe
and a daughter, Fannie, of New
the Yahrzeit of the
York.
following departed
* * *
friends, with the
HARVEY BLISS, 1564 Elliott,
traditional M e mo -
Madison Heights, died Aug. 24.
rial Prayers, recita-
Interment in Woodbridge, N. J.
tion of Kaddish and
Survied by wife, Thelma; and
studying of Mish-
daughters, Nadine and Shelley.
nayes.
* *
FANNY MITCHNICK, 11501
Hebrew Civil
Petoskey, died Aug. 25. Sur-
ELUL Sept.
Samuel Freed
11
3
vived by four sons, Abraham,
Anna Radner
11
3
David of N. Hollywood, Calif.,
Sarah Langwald
11
3
Solomon
G.
Chinitz
11
3
Martin and Victor; a daughter,
Ethel Leiderman
11
3
Mrs. Joseph Weisberg of Ft.
Abraham J. Hudosh 12
4
Worth, Tex., and 11 grandchil-
Wolf Hubert
12
4
dren.

"champion of the master
race,' was in the end depend-
ent on the skill of a Jewish
criminal, a little rogue who
succeeded so well that he
saved himself and 140 slave
companions from the gas
chambers."
In the hands of this rogue
rested the fate of every pris-
oner in the camp, Whitehead
writes. He describes in detail
how the Nazis forced action so
that a p e r f e c t counterfeit
could be designed. He tells how
Smolianoff finally achieved the
task and how the German
presses went into action to
duplicate the Bank of England
notes.
It stands to reason that "Win-
ston Churchill and others in
the British wartime cabinet
were not amused." But Hitler
came near to accomplishing his
purpose of flooding the world
with the hundreds of millions
of dollars worth of counterfeit
banknotes.
One of Hitler's schemes was
to use some of the "fairly-good
notes, passable if not studied
too closely,'.' for the time when
—as Hitler dreamed of it—a
fleet of German planes would
streak through the dark skies
over England, leaving behind
them hundreds of millions of
bogus pound notes fluttering to
the ground. And next day,
greedy Englishmen would pick
from the ground, the trees, and
the rooftops a fortune in pound
notes. Confidence in the value
of the pound would be jarred.
Normal trade would be dis-
rupted because no one would
know whether the money being
offered was good or bad. The
money channels would be glit-
ted with phony currency and
Britain's economy would be
shaken for months. So Hitler
dreamed."
No one knows how many
the notes went into circula-
tion, and $20,000,000 of the
$646,000,000 s t i 11 are un-
accounted for. SS guards at
Redl-Zipf alone burned $300,-
000,000 worth.
Sturmbannfuehrer Bernhard
Kruger was in charge of the
operation. But he plotted to
escape from Germany with his
mistress. Whitehead reports:
"Little Solomon Smolianoff,
after his narrow escape froth
the gas chamber at Ebensee,
wandered into Italy and now
is believed to be living some-
where in South America. Some-
where along the way, perhaps
he has seen Sturmbannfuehrer
Kruger and his pretty mistress,
Hilde."
The fantastic story of Hitler's
counterfeit plot is part of the
Whitehead suspense-laden book,
"Journey Into Crime," each Lionel Cohen, Jewish
bizarre in nature, each certain
to hold the reader's attention. Vet of 4 Wars, Dead
LONDON.—Lionel Cohen t
Supplemented by an enlighten-
ing introduction, "C rime in 85-year-old veteran of four wa
Any Language," it is a work died here Tuesday. Cohen, a
wing co rt n
of unusual merit.
th on the e
s Scharnhorst and
Mrs. Croll Dies at 51;
n the
dis
Was Active in Service awarded
Active in local Jewish affair ing cross.
Mrs. Virginia Gage Croll, 18605
Fairfield, died Aug. 25 after a
short illness. She was 51.
A native Detroiter, Mrs. Croll
Lowest Prices for Highest
was a member of Hadassah, ORT,
Quality Granite and Outstanding
and the Penrickton Home for
D esigns
Visually Handicapped Children.
DETROIT MONUMENT
She is survived by her husband,
Dr. Leo Croll; a son, Alan; a
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daughter, Mrs. Jerome Davis; a
2744 W. Davison cor. Lawton
brother, Edwin Gage; and
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granddaughter.

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Rose Diamond
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