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September 15, 1961 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-09-15

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Mount Clemens from Gentlemen's
DeTHE BERRY'S" Agreements to Mayor Abe Levine
had been before.
C A BOND A MONTH
By HARVEY ZUCKERBERG
"Whatever' resistance there

Carl Gruber,

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, September 15, 1961

THE BERRYS

THE PAYROLL SAVINGS
WAY

Mount Clemens has come a
long way from "gentlemen's
agreements" and discriminatory
real estate covenants to a Jew-
ish mayor.
But, according to The Honor-
able Abraham S. Levine, the
transition, unmarked by legal
battles or vituperative press
coverage, was one which could
hardly be noticed.
"There was a time," says
Levine, "when Jews were re-

JNF Will Plant Fruit
Trees on Negev Border

NITSANA—In one of the most
desolate parts of the arid Negev,
close to the Sinai border, the
Jewish National Fund is now
preparing an area of 1,000 du-
nams for the planting of fruit
trees — olive, almond and pis-
tachio trees which proved to be
extremely modest in their water
requirements.
The trees will be planted dur-
ing the coming winter. They will
be irrigated with the occasional
flood waters which are to be
brought from the bare hill slopes
to the low-lying fields, with the
scant water found in some wells
in the vicinity and, to a very
small extent, with water trans-
ferred through pipes from the
north. Rainfall in this region
averages only 2-3 in. annually.
The orchards will boost the
economy of the outpost settle-
ments of the region for which
sheep flocks hitherto constituted
the main branch of farming.

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fo
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QUICK KASHA VARNISHKA S

1 cup Wolff's Kasha
2 egg yolks
2 cups water
1 onion, minced

1 teaspoon salt
V. cup cooking oil
1 cup cooked noodle
squares or bow knots

Combine Kasha and egg yolks
in bowl. Saute onion with oil
.(or butter for dairy meals) in
frying pan. Add Kasha mix-
ture and salted water. Bring
to boil. Cook tightly covered
on low heat 15 minutes. Stir
in cooked noodles. Put in cas-
serole. and brown under broiler
flame. Serve with meat gravy
or plain. Serves 3 to 4.

Brown
Buckwheat
Groats

Also enjoy Wolff's.

Creamy Kernels (grits)

Wolff's Kasha 'N' Gravy
Wolff's Kasha Soup

DISTRIBUTED

BY:

KITCHEN MAID FOODS
1900 WILKINS STREET

DETROIT, MICHIGAN
AND:

NATIONAL WHOLESALE
GROCERY COMPANY
8938 12th STREET

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

was at first," says Levine, "dis-
solved from good relationships
between the Jews and the Gen-
tiles in Mount Clemens."
Most of the Jews in the city
at the turn of the century were
in the hotel business, he says
but they are now mercha
st
and professional men. The
si
Jew to gain an influential
tion in the city's civic a airs
was Harry Malbin, a fur ture
dealer who was elected resi-
dent of the Chamber of om-
merce in the late 1920's.
's
Dr. Joseph Scher, the
first Jewish doctor, bec e
chief of staff of St. Josep
Hospital and was active in or-
ganizing Mount Clemens' pro-
grams of health and education.
Sam Malbin, Harry's brother,
was elected president of the
School Board in the mid-1940's.
This record evidences why .

Levine boasts of brotherhood
as real a feature as the city's
famous health baths. The
Bnai Brith, Knights of Co-
lumbus and the Masonic
Order alternate each year in
hosting the annual fellowship
dinners, which have been
ABRAHAM -LEVINE
"sellouts" every time.
to
"We have an a
stricted from buying homes in
at
evine
some locations, but prejudice ministers," sa

in this and other areas just
died out through association and
good will."

In this manner, Jews not
only succeeded in gaining
equal rights, but also won
acceptance into the commu-
nity and positions of leader-
ship.

A prime example is Levine's
"e l e c t i on as mayor. Mount
Clemens' First Citizen, an af-
fable man who prefers to be
called "Abe," chuckled at the
suggestion that he must have
received substantial support
from the Jewish community it-
self, whose size, he informed, is
ligible.
of Mount Clemens' popu-
latio of 21,000, some 200 peo-
less than one per cent,
pie,
are J s. The rest of the popu-
atio s comprised, roughly, of
cent Catholics, 25 per
0
utherans and 34 per cent
e
Protestant denominations.
of
total of 4,000 out of 10,000
istered voters (75 Jews)
ast their ballots this year with
more than 50 per cent of tire
tally electing Levine the city's
first Jewish mayor. He now also
is chairman of the Welfare
Committee of Macomb County
and is a member of the County's
Budget Committee, Industrial
and Public Relations Commit-
tee and Radio Committee.

.

Before he was. elected
mayor, Levine served a f our-
year term as a city commis-
sioner, a post to which he was
elected by the greatest ma-
jority of votes for that office
in the city's history. He was
the first Jew to serve on the
Commission.

Levine came to Mount
Clemens at the age of 3 in 1907
when there were 15 Jewish
families living in the city. He
had had_ businesses in scrap
metal, coal and building sup-
plies until 1955, when as a
father of three and grand-
father of eight, he retired to
engage in local government.
Levine points out that there
are a. number of Jewish leaders
who held important civic posi-
tions in the community-at-large.
At present, a director of Ki-
wanis, a director of Rotary, a
director and a vice president
of the Chamber of Commerce,
a director of the State Board of
Commerce and a director of the
Masonic Temple Association are
Jews.
Jews have been presidents

of Rotary, Kiwanis, Chamber
of Commerce and the city's
School Board. Jews found
their way into key business
positions, also, where none

Palestine Conciliation Envoy Arrives in Israel

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—Joseph John-
son, special envoy of the United
Nations Palestine Conciliation
Commission, currently touring
the Middle East, arrived here
la
Wednesday for
wo-
ate for
Mandelba
to Israel.
day
Jerusalem
er a tour
area, Jo
d the Lac •
ister
oreig
met with
where
Golda M in Tel
onor at
he also a gu
Haim
a di r
of the
Yachil d
Forei
e
11 meet with
Jor, o
and
Mini er avid Ben-Gu •
esident
will e received b
y. He also
Itzha Ben-Zvi
honor at a
will be gu
en by Foreign Min-
nch
eir-
i s
Mrs. Meir will leave Sunday
for New York where she will
head Israel's delegation to the
United Nations General As-
sembly. She will be accom-
panied by Gideon Rafeael, as-
sistant director general of the
Foreign Ministry; Shabtai Ro-
senne, Foreign Ministry legal
adviser; and Gershon Avner,

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extent thari in most
great
corn nities."
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synagogue was

years a

head of the Ministry's United
States desk.

SALAMI

No taste in the world like Wilno Kosher salami

:

—so good, and so good for you! All pure
beef, made the famous Wilno way
with the finest of skilfully blended
• spices. Tempting, tantalizing—
that's why Wilno is so
famous. Try it,
today!

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familie
sisterhood,
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group, a He-
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secutive years

At Leading Delicatessens,
Supermarkets & Restaurants

d" for
"Gold Chai
t
its efforts. The
Mount emens Jewish com
munity also has an ORT
chapter and the Jewish Com-
munity Council conducts one
drive for all charities and
disperses the funds.

by

Levine has been a president
Distributed in Detroit & Michigan
of the synagogue and has held Julius Pollak, 7522 Fertkell, Detroit
Tel: UN 2-5822
every other office in the con-
gregation. He is also a past
chairman and treasurer of the
Jewish Community Council.

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Midrash

The term Midrash is an ancient
term which is already found in
the Bible (II Chronicles 13:22)
(II Chronicles 24:27). In its Bib-
lical form, some scholars claim
that the term refers to a collec-
tion of prophecies gathered by a
prophet. In this sense the term is
used to indicate that which the
prophet "drew" ntact
with revelatio o • ter the destruc-
tion of the pie when prophecy
was no ore, the term
• n. Since
took o a new conno
ther • as no mor • irect revela-
ew"
rabbis
s such, t
tio
from th • ' ip-
teachin
th
• .ta • n.
of i
t s in a f
es
e
he ter 'M ras
of
the Mean
g 0
terat
e• tica
rm of
t-
obi ollected d
ich th
g th • nterp ation of rip-
phets
of the
es. n e •
fro a word
term o
was the
aning to " ek."
"seek" the
ent
het
. In its post-
of e D .
g the term rep-
c m
pro•
resents at the rabbis found
when they went to "seek" truth
and law from Scripture. There
seems to be a difference of opin-
ion among the medieval scholars
as to whether the Halachah (law)
was derived from the Midrash or
whether the Halachah came first
and the Midrash was used as a
proof text. Maimonides contended
that the Midrash was a product
of the Halachah, while Nachma-
nides maintained that the Mid-
rash was the source of the Hala-
,chah.

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