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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-11-18

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Make Books Your Companions' . Attend Annual
Jewish Book ra Sessions at (enter, Nov. 19-21

Welcome to
Mendes-France

THE JEWISH NE

Youth in
White House

Test of
Sabbath
Observance
Commentary
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A Weekly Review

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f Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The •Detroit Jewish Chronicle

-Vol. XXXVIII, No. 12

Significance
of Jewish
Book Fair

Aftermath
of Election
and Campaign
Promises
Editorials
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Hillel Leaders Faced with
Demands to Offer Students
• Sense of Jewish Direction



Three-Day Annual Book Fair
Opens Saturday Night; Noted
Authors to Address Sessions

An impressive program, geared for adults and for children, at events
that will continue from this Saturday evening through Monday night, will
mark the ninth annual Jewish Book Fair, sponsored by the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
Morris Garvett, chairman of the Book Fair committee, stated on the
eve of the opening of the annual event that record audiences are expected, -
as a result of the community-wide cooperation received from scores of
local organizations. All events will be held at the main Center on Meyers
and Curtis.
Garvett said that, as in previous years, books of all categories will be
on exhibit, and will be available for purchase.
The opening program on Saturday night will honor the centennial of
the birth of Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, the women's Zionist
Organization. The guest speaker will be Irving Fineman, author of "Hear,
Ye Sons," and other books, who is now compiling a biography of Henrietta
Szold. His topic will be "Author in Search of a Biography."
Garvett will open the Book Fair as its chairman and the opening event
will be addressed by Mrs. Joseph H. Ehrlich, who will reminisce about
Miss Szold; Mrs. I. Jerome Hauser, president of Detroit Chapter of Hadas-
sah, and Samuel Frankel, president of the Center. There will be a dramatic
presentation, depicting the spirit of Youth Aliyah, organized by Miss Szold,
and Mar Szold, the village established in Israel in Miss Szold's honor, with
Hebrew songs and dances by Junior Hadassah and United Synagogue
Youth members. '
A family program on Sunday morning will present Rabbi Abraham
Burstein, author of "Adventure on Manhattan Island," whose book will be
dramatized by a children's puppet show, and Mrs. Martha Marenoff, who
will conduct a parents' workshop on selecting children's books. There
also will be religious school assemblies Sunday morning.
At 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday there will be puppet shows
for children, by the Berry Puppets, featuring Rabbi Burstein's "Adventure
on Manhattan Island" which tells the story of a Jewish hero in the days
of Peter Stuyvesant and the Indians. The Teme Skully essay and poster
contest winners will be announced at the third show. There also will be
story-telling sessions in Room 272 of the Center for children of 5 and 6
starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. There also will be folk dancing that afternoon
in Room 202.
The Sunday evening program will be marked by the appearance of
Dr. Moses ShulVass, professor of history, author and lecturer, who will
evaluate the works of Bernard Isaacs, and especially his latest book of
Hebrew stories. It will feature the traditional Yiddish-Hebrew Night.
Participants will include Morris Nobel, who will be the chairman; Cantor
Reuven Frankel, in Hebrew and Yiddish songs, and the reading of one of
Isaacs' Hebrew stories, translated into Yiddish ,by Movsas Goldoftas, by
Mrs. Morris Friedman.
Rabbi Jacob A. Agus and Lily Edelman will speak at the Ladies' Day
program, Monday. Mrs. Edelman, acting director of Bnai Brith's Department
of Jewish Education and editor of Jewish Heritage, Bnai Brith quarterly,
Continued on Page 3

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
WASHINGTON The .campus population explosion in

American uni-
versities and colleges has brought a "tidal wave" of Jewish students to Hillel
Centers throughout the country, necessitating increased Jewish religious
and cultural activities in the colleges, Prof. William Haber, University of
Michigan economist, declared here Monday night.
Dr. Haber, who is national chairman of the Bnai Brith Hillel Commis-
sion, addressed the opening session of the commission's annual two-day
meeting. He called upon the Hillel Commission to.insure that the increasing
number of Jewish students in the colleges are provided with "a lifetime
certificate of adequate religious and cultural instruction."
Three experts at the meeting agreed that Jewish under-graduates are
struggling between "a revived acceptance of Judaism" and an insufficient
knowledge of what Judaism stands for.
Rabbi Robert Gordis, a leader in the Conservative synagogue move-
ment, decried the "gross misunderstandings" which he said "have led Jew-
ish youth to believe that Judaism is merely the beginning of a Judeo-Chris-
tian tradition."
"The differences between Judaism and Christianity," said Rabbi
Gordis, "far outweigh their similarities. Unless Jewish education empha-
sizes the unique and distinctive character of Judaism, we face a threat not
of assimilation but of becoming a community of non-Christians instead of
understanding Jews."
Dr. Gordis' views were echoed by Rabbi Maurice Pekarsky, of the
University of Chicago, senior campus director of the Bnai Brith Hillel
staff, and Prof. Louis Gottschalk, of the University of Chicago, a member
of the Hillel Commission. Each urged that the Hillel campus program stress
the fundamentals of Judaism "to provide students with a sense of Jewish
direction."
The Jewish community, said Dr. Gordis, "must be increasingly con-
cerned with how many minds, not feet, enter a Hillel house on the cam-
pus:"
A proposal for the establishment of national Hillel religious and
advisory councils was advanen by Rabbi Benjamin M. Kahn, Hillel national
director. He declared that by involving intellectual leadership that has a
mature awareness of Jewish purpose "the Hillel movement will be better
able to encourage enthusiasm for Jewish cultural life."



N.Y. Firm to Record Eichmann Trial

NEW YORK, (JTA)—A New York broadcasting company announced that it
has obtained a contract from the Israel government to record the forthcoming trial
of Adolf Eichmann, in Israel, on videotape and film, for distribution to all news
media around the world that may request the recordings.
The trial of the No. 1 Nazi specialist in the extermination of Jews is expected
to get under way in Jerusalem in the spring, and will last several months. Frank
M. Smith, . president of the firm, Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation, said the
company will distribute television tape and films at cost. Applications for such
facilities have been made to the Israeli authorities by networks and film companies
from all over the world.
According to Smith, his contract with the Israeli government provides that,
if a profit results from the dissemination of the tape and films, such a profit will
go to a charity to be designated by Israel.

Book Fair Perpetuates an Ancient Jewish Tradition

Morris Garvett

By MORRIS GARVETT •
Chairman, Ninth Annual Jewish Book Fair
Jewish life. and books have been inextricably intertwined for unnumbered ages. It is with good reason that Jews have been
called the People of the Book. Traditionally, the aristocracy of learning has been the status par excellence to which the Jew aspired.
He has ever been an avid reader of both religious and secular writings.
A significant purpose of the Jewish Book Fair, sponsored by the Jewish ComMunity Center, is to enhance the position and
importance of books in Jewish life and thus to make certain that the ancient tradition will continue..
Our.belief that the reading of JeWish books cannot fail to result in closer links between our people and their rich literary and
cultural heritage, was,one of the principal reasons for the establishment of the annual Jewish Book Fair nine years ago. In each
. tti.acted increasipgly larger':Wien4ps, more extensive volunteer and professional participation, and an im-
• succeeding year it hai a
pressive roster of digingiiIheti..autiici01100aitbrs -. .td tfabe its platforms.
People of all ages and in every walk of life have been stirred by the appeal of this annual event, unique in the Jewish com-
munities of our country.
•It is particularly heartening to note the response . of the youngsters whose fresh ideas have developed posters and literary
essays of a high order, reflecting their keen interest in Jewish books and in Jewish life.
In behalf of the Book Fair Committee, I extend a warm invitation to everyone, young and old, to partake of the literary
treasures on display at the Book Fair, and to participate in the Book Fair's rich program.

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