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July 28, 1961 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-07-28

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Misha Elman at 3 Score and 10

By Dr. AARON ROSMARIN

The countess Urozowa, owner
of the town, inspired by the
boy's ability, arranged for him
a number -of concerts. For some
time the child prodigy studied
in Odessa at the Royal Academy
of Music. When Prof. Leopold
Auer heard him play, he invited
Misha to study under him at
the St. Petersburg Academy of
Music.
The problem arose when the
Elnians found out that no Jew
was permitted to reside in
Petersburg (Leningrad today).
Plehve, the anti-Semitic Minis-
ter, would not permit the lad
to enter the Academy, until he
heard him play. The harmony
from Misha's violin dissolved
the vicious discord even in a
tyrant like Plehve, and he per-
mitted him to remain and study
at the Petersburg Academy.
In 1904, Elman made his de-
but in Berlin, which laid the
foundation for -his reputation as
the "King of the Violin." In
1908 he played in New York
with the Russian Symphony Or-
chestra. Prior to his Bar Mitz-
vah, he played with the London
Symphony Orchestra before
King Edward the Seventh.
When, later, the King of Spain
visited England, Misha enter-
tained the Royal guest 'at Buck-
ingham Palace. Newspapers re-
ferred to him as the '-'new
luminary on the musical hori-
zon."
Berlin, Paris, London, New
Y o r k, everywhere audiences
from the highest to the humble-_
est, paid tribute to Misha
Elman's genius.

Misha Elman, world famous
violinist, has just rounded out
three score and ten years. Un-
concerned with the felicitations
that poured in
from every
part of the
world, the sep-
tuagenarian
genius went
about his nor-
mal routine.
On his agen-
da was a con-
cert appear-
ance at the
White House
one day, at Los
Angeles the
next, back to
Elman •
New York, his home, his studio
and many hours of practice.
Many Jewish scholars who
attended Elman's concerts, es-
pecially those he had presented
gratis for the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee, for its rescue
work, compared Elman, the
master violinist to our prophets,
expressing, through the strains
of his Stradivarius, the suffer-
ings, sorrows and lamentations
of our people.
Born in Talno, Russia, 1891,
Misha Elman started his musi-
cal career at the age of 3. His
father, Saul, a violinist, had ob-
served that, when he practiced,
the little boy would throw aside
his toys and hum along the
melodies. On his third birthday,
the father presented him with
a small violin. This marked the
beginning of Misha's triumphant
career, that took him through
five continents and the Orient.
He remained a Jew. Unlike
At the age of 5 he made his
some
of our Jewish artists,
first public appearance in the
town of Shpola where the Elman who married out of our faith,
family had lived at that time. Elman married within the

fold. Their son and daughter
received a Jewish education.

Top Scout 'Mark Shook At home in his studio, the
are line with citations,
Among U.S. Contingent walls
autographed pictures from Pres-
at Jamboree in Israel
idents, Calvin and Mrs. Cool-

Sunday will mark the begin-
ning of an exciting five days
for Explorer Scout Mark Shook,
15, the only member from the
Detroit Area Council who will
participate in the Boy Scout
Jamboree in Jerusalem, Israel.
Mark is one of 88 U.S. Scouts
and leaders who will partici-
pate in the interfaith jamboree
at Mt. Carmel.
A member of Explorer Post
No. 554, sponsored by the Jew-
ish War Veterans, Mark has
been a scout since 1957 when
he joined Troop 146 of the
Temple Israel Men's Club. A
year later he won the troop's
Scout of the Year Award.
He also holds the Ner Tamid
Award for Scout service to his
synagogue and last year earned
the Eagle Scout Award before
joining the Explorer post.
An 11th grade student at
Cass High School, he is on the
Jewish Center swim team. His
parents are the Frank Shooks
of Washburn Ave.
After the jamboree Mark
will tour Athens, Rome, Paris
and London.

French OAS Repeats
Bombing of Jewish Shops;
Homes in Algeria

PARIS, - (JTA)—The OAS; the
French underground organization
in Algiers, was reported to have
again bombed Jewish • shops and
homes in Algeria, causing con-
siderable damage but no known
deaths.
A kosher butcher shop in the
Bab-El Oued section of Algiers
was blown up by the OAS, as
were a number of Jewish homes
in the area.
The attacks were .understood
to have been made in reprisal
against participation by Jews in
Algeria in a recent Moslem strike
for independence from France,
and also against the Jews who
have left Algeria.
Such emigration is considered
by the European extremists as
"treason" toward French Algeria.

idge, F. D. and Mrs. Roosevelt,
as well great musicians and
composers. His extensive library
contains books on many and
varied subjects, including Jew-
ish history and other Jewish
subjects. Although much of his
time is taken up with his prac-
ticing and touring the United
States and abroad, he is well
versed with the political, cul-
tural ' and social problems,
the world and our people..
When his mother was al'
and when in New York,
visited her every Friday nig
watched her light the Sabbat
candles and ate the gefilte fish
she had cooked.
At the age of 70 he is still
the world famous virtuoso. Mord
power and many happy, trium-
phant and victorious years to
Misha Elman, my friend and
fellow Jew!

933 Jewish Papers,
Magazines Published
in World, Report States

LONDON, (JTA)—A total. of
933 Jewish newspapers and
magazines are currently being
published throughout the world
—332 in Israel and 601 in other
countries, according to the fifth
edition of the -"Jewish Press of
the World," prepared and
edited by Josef Fraenkel and
published by the cultural de-
partment of the World Jewish
Congress.
The survey stated that 34.7
percent of the 933 papers are
published in English, 26.6 per-
- cent in Hebrew and 16.4 per-
cent in Yiddish.
The fifth edition includes
data on editors, editorial boards,
principal contributors and cir-
culations of most of the 933
periodicals listed. There are
also statistical tables showing
the geographic and linguistic
distribution of the Jewish press.

Want ads bring fast results!

Miss Pose)" to Wed
Gilbert Weisman

MISS • GAIL POSEN

Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Posen
of Marlowe Ave. announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Gail Shulamith, to Gilbert Kes-
ton. Weisman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Weisman of Cherry-
lawn Ave:
. The bride-elect is a senior
at the University of Michigan.
Her fiance is a senior at the
Wayne State University Medi-
cal School and is affiliated with
Phi Lambda Kappa medical
fraternity.
An Aug.6 wedding is planned.

Jewish Leaders
Endorse
Nuc

Girl Returned to Parents Is 'Going
to Like It'; Attends Jewish School

A two-year court battle to de-
termine the rightful "parents"
of Hannah Herbstman, 7, is now
all but forgotten for the child,
who was returned to her father
and step-mother after living
five years with her aunt and
uncle in Jackson Mich.
Hannah, who attended a Ca
olic school in Jackson, will s
at a Jewish school in Br
N.Y., where her paren
the
Mayer -Herbstmans, liv Her
aunt, a Catholic, had h
rear her also as- a Cathol
The custody battle be
the Herbstmans and Mr. a
Mrs. Erwin Shiftan, the aunt
and uncle, was concluded with
a 7-1 State Supreme Court de-
cision that the girl be turned
over to her father. .
Only dissenter was Justice
Black.
Hannah, who kicked and
screamed when her parents
pulled her from the courtroom,
was playing a few days later
with her brother, 12. "I'm going
to like it here," she said. The
boy studies in Chaim Berlin
Yeshiva, New York, and will be
Bar Mitzvah soon.
The youngsters, orphaned
when their mother died giving
birth to Hannah in Israel in
1954, were brought to America

by their father two years later.
She was placed in the custody
of the Shiftans, who later re-
fused to return her to her
father, by then remarried and
living in New York.
an, a
ented b
m Poin
er,
an assoc'
of the firm of Da
Berris. T
ase was appealed
to the S
e Court wi the
aid of
ittee
for t
Jewis
Educ ioi

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o solve the Berlin
crisis.
The ad, which insisted on
United Nations intervention in
the 'explosive situation and sug-
JULY SPECIAL
gested an international "Berlin
Authority" to govern the split •
city, also Was endorse
Shampoo, Set
bi Roland Gitt
Goldstein,
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and Haircut
bi Ed
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Lenore G.

directors.
Miss
Estelle
Sanford GOttlieb
political •
action directo
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Commit
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Parks Band to Feature
Sax Solo by ,Davison

The Detroit Concert Band
•(Summer . Parks Band), with
Herschel Leib, conductor, and
William DeMaria, baritone, will
be presented this week at the
following parks:
Monday, Voigt Park, Second
and Longfellow; Tuesday,
Balduk Park, Warren and Can-
yon; Wednesday, Peterson
Park, Curtis and Greenfield;
Thursday, Stoepel Park, Ever-
green and Outer Drive; and
Friday, Palmer Park, Hamilton
and Ponchartrain •
The program will include:

1. "Entry of the Bacchus"
(From "Sylvia Ballet")
2. Overture
"Sicilian Vespers"
3. "Emperor" Waltzes
4. "Sax-O-Rhapsody"
(Saxophone Solo
5. "Flower Dru
Selections
6. "Bolero"
7. "Swedish
8. "Old M
(Willia
9. "Willi

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Zvi omkiewicz, executive di-
recto of Detroit Mizrachi; an-
nounc
is week th
organiza 1.
1st in ar-
ranging the national tour to
Israel, Sept. 4 - Oct. 4, for the
holiday period. Information re-
garding special rates can be
secured by calling the Mizrachi
office, DI 1-0708.

Phone
541-1712

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