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November 17, 1961 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-11-17

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Opportu nity to Deflate
Libel Missed in Children's Book

"Hand in Hand," as a motion
picture, was awarded six prizes
by Parents Magazine, National
Conference of Christians and
Jews, and others.
Now, the 29-year-old producer
of the film, who had appeared in
35 films and on TV, also having
done radio shows in Hollywood
since she was 18, has adapted
"Hand in Hand" as a book which
has been issued as a beautifully
illustrated work by Whittlesey
House and McGraw-Hill Book Co.
(330 W. 42nd, N. Y. 16).
The story is aboutNa Catholic
boy, Michael, and a Jewish girl,
Rachel. The youngsters "draw
blood" by pricking their fingers,
to establish a kinship — so well
do they like each other's com-
pany. -
But Michael one day confronts
Rachel with the accusation that
Jews killed Christ. Rachel didn't
understand and Michael was not
fully aware of what he said. But
both try to dispense with the tale
by visiting each other's house
of worship. It seems to have
patched up differences, and they
go on a canoe ride. It nearly
ends in a tragedy when Rachel
falls into the river and is un-
conscious when rescued.
Both priest and rabbi are in-
troduced into _the narrative, and
both agree, when Rachel is
brought back to' consciousness
and there is an assurance that
she will be "all right" that "God,
whose other ,name is Love, took
care of her and let her live."
Insofar as this plot develops,
it is a splendid story,• but it has
two especially regrettable •blun
There is no excuse for stating
that "she showed him the syna-
gogue where Jewish people went

Molly Picon. 'Milk
and Honey' Record
a Stereo Triumph

Molly Picon's new Broadway.
success, "Milk and Honey," has
created delight among th&ater-
goers with its music as well as
its text.
The popularity of the play now
is being matched by the popular-
ity of the recordings of the mus-
icals lyrics.
Issued as a long-playing_ record •
by RCA, the "Milk and Honey"
songs featui-e also. the Metropoli-
tan Opera Star, Mimi Benzell.
Opening the group of songs
with "Shalom," the record at
once gains favor. "Independence
Day Hora," songs with traditional
American and Israeli themes, en-
hance the-- series.
RCA Victor's stereo version of
the original Broadway cast album
of "Milk and Honey" achieves a
unique "first" in the history of
original cast recordings, because,
for the first time, an attempt has
been made — by RCA Victor co-
producers George Avakian and
Joe Linhart, utilizing recently de-
veloped sound-engineering tech-
niques to simulate on a re-
cording the stage action of the
principals in the actual Broad-
way production of the show. Lis-
teners to the stereo "Milk and
Honey" LP thereby are afforded
the extra-sensory pleasure of
"hearing" this movement of
voices, which creates the effect
of Living Theater in the living

to church." A synagogue is not
a church and should not have
been referred to as such. Even
more regrettable is the intro-
duction of . the crucifixion tale
without an effort at least to de-
iflate it.
I Thus. an excellent opportunity
I was missed to teach children not
to make the crucifixion story a
means for hatred of Jews by
Christians. —P. S.

Israel Praised
by 2 Brittshers

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

LONDON—Two British gov-
ernment leaders who recently
visited Israel praised Israel's
vitality and progress at a Bal-
four-Weizmann meeting Tues-
day night. sponsored by the
Zionist Federation of Britain.
The officials were Dr. Charles
Hill, Minister of Housing and
Local Government, and Arthur
Henderson, Labor MP and for-
mer Air Minister.,
Dr. Hill said he and his wife
recently spent 12 days in Israel
as guests of the government
and had an opportunity to meet
leading Israelis an.d see the
He told the meeting that of
the wealth of impressions he
brought back with him, three
were outstanding: The children
in Israel, the imperishability of
Jewishness and the role of
science in the development Of
He said he found Tel Aviv
"bursting with p ride and
energy," while Jerusalem "has
a quiet dignity."
Dr. Hill, speaking as a phy-
sician, called the hospital "mag-
nificent in every way." He said
Israel displayed tremendous
vigor and vitality and appeared
to be . solving its "appalling
economic problems." He said
the children were a "new type;"
attractive and lively.
Henderson, who has visited
Israel three times, and who was
the first British minister of
cabinet rank- to visit Israel in
1950, described the country as
a "classical example of progres-
sive social democracy," a de-
mocracy hemmed in by hostile
neighbors. .
• He said it was essential that
the neighboring Arab countries
realize that Israel not only-
existed but had come to stay.
He suggested that the ultimate
solution of Middle East prob-
lems was some kind of fed-
erated framework and a bal-
anced security. While this did
not seem practicable now, he
added, "we must look ahead."


ORT School
in Marseilles Eases
Population Explosion

The growing Jewish popula-
tion in Marseilles has resulted
in the building of a new ORT
school in the French city, soon
to be completed. Since World
War II, the Jewish population
has risen from 4,000 to 40,000.
During the War, Jews from all
parts of Europe made their way
to Marseilles to escape the
Nazis. From there it was a short
route to free French soil in
North Africa.
The city became for a while a
beehive of Jewish organizational
Prior to the War there were
less than 3,000 Jews in the City.
At the War's end, a new migra-
tion wave hit the city from
Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.
Ground was broken in April
on the acre and a half plot on
the Rue des Forges for construc-
tion of the school with double
the present capacity. The design
is expandable so that floors and
sections can be added without
difficulty. The reason is the ex-
pected movement of Jews from
Algeria in the next few years.
The architect's plan provides
for a gym, lunchroom, kitchen,
first-aid room, and spacious
courtyards that are being laid
out outdoor sports fields.

Tel Aviv Court Ruling
Returns Baby to Jewish
Mother, Moslem Father

Aviv District Court has re-
versed a juvenile court ruling
and returned to 19-year-old
Yaffa Ajami and her Moslem
lover their five-month-old .boy.
The couple's attorney. Avra-
ham Fishman, said that kidnap-
ping charges filed because the
young mother had taken her
baby from a Welfare Ministry
home would be dropped. The
father, Abdul Rahim Mdjdaleh,
was charged with complicity.
The girl emerged from the
closed hearing With a smile,
saying she and the father
planned to marry soon and the
father remarked "everything
will be nice and legal."
Under Israeli law they can-
not marry Unless one converts
to the other's religion.

The family of the late Louis
Agee acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many kind
expressions of sympathy extend-
ed by relatives and friends dur-.
ing the family's recent bereave-


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Without S ery



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"And next on our agenda will be a discussion
on an appropriate blessing over Metrecal."

copr. 1961 Doyenu Productions


Twentv-Year-Old Kaufman Funeral
Home Moves Into Modern Building

Begin Third Decade of Service ThiS Week In New Building

The new chapel of Ira and rooms, parallel -to the main
Herbert Kaufman, designed and chapel. The opposite side of the
created by Theodore Rogvoy, corridor then leads to a four-
A.I.A., is a modern, elegant car garage, housing limousines
and functional structure. The and maintenance equipment.
building is situated on four
Further down the corridor is
acres of land at West Nine the receiving garage, for funer-
Mile Rd. and Northwestern al coaches and ambulances. This
Highway in Southfield.
arrangement gives direct access
The chapel is oblong in de- to the prepartion room immedi-
sign, 220x120 feet . . . 26,000 ately adjoining.
square feet in area. Its exterior, Next to the preparation is
of pre-cast concrete faced with the final ritual room. From this
quartz aggregate, buff brick, point the corridor leads to an
aluminum and large windows, employees lounge and apart-
gives an impression of majestic ment for night help. The em-
ployee area has a kitchen, din-
A three-lane roadway leads ing room, shower and locker
from highway to main entrance, room.
then to a 300:car asphalt paved
Across the corridor, and
parking lot south of the build-
ing. An angled roof rises some facing the garden court, is a
10 feet above the chapel's main third chapel, 23'x3'7' used as a
entrance. Beneath this roof are reposing room, a children's
housed eight separate zone con- service room, or to accommo-
trol, units which operate the date small, private services.
Beyond this chapel is the
entire building's air-condition-
ing, ventilation, forced hot air smoking lounge and public rest
and hot water heatifig systems. room area. These can be easily
The entrance itself, with reached by persons coming from
glass doors framed by win- the main chapel. -
dows, presents a unique, gos-
Further along the corridor
samer view of the interior, are three large display rooms
to those entering the chapel. and the general business offices
',A "miracle mat" at the en- and Waiting younge, followed by
trance brushes street dirt, snow the management and arrange-
and slugh from shoes. Inside is ment- offices. On one side is a
the chapel lounge and just continuous glass wall overlook-
ahead is a sheer glass wall. Be- ing the garden court. On the
hind it, a garden court serves other side are the offices of Ira
as a structural, center . . . the and Herbert Kaufman. These
building completely surround- offices are connected by an ex-
ing it. Highlights of the court ecutive lounge.
are its landscaping, a small pool
Fine-grained woods, accousti-
and an 8-foot high bronze sculp- cal ceilings and subtle, soft
ture, "Tree of Life."
colors were chosen by Milka
To the right is the reception Iconomoff, A.I.D. The walls are
room . . . center of the chapel white and subdued blue. Drap-
operation and control. Here the eries are oyster white overlook-
RCA Hi-Fi sound equipment, ing the garden court; blue in
phonograph and tape recorder other areas. The 1,800 yards of
are housed and operated.
tweed patterned carpeting in
To the- left, a glass wall sep - 1 the chapel area and corridors
arates the entrance from an- and reposing rooms are a quiet
other, smaller landscaped court. combination of blue, violet an_d
Panelled doors lead to the black.
immense main chapel; accom-
modating 360 persons. The Weil, Who Was Defeated
accoustical ceiling, 22 feet
by Goebbels, Dies at 78
above, slopes down to a
Dr. Bruno Weil, president of
height of 16 feet at the al-
cove in the front. Recessed the Axis Victims League, who
lighting fixtures are barely fled from Nazi persecution and
noticeable. Lights in the chap- who was defeated for the
els and reposing rooms can Reichstag in 1932 by Dr. Josef
Goebbels, who was among the
be dimmed.
The pews are of rich walnut. evil spirits of Nazism as Hit-
Floor to ceiling windows light ler's propaganda chief, ,died last
the eastern wall of battened Saturday in his home in New
walnut - panels and textured York, at the age of 78.
speaker cloth. Beyond the win-
dows, a small, brick wall shuts Hugh Straus, Department
out highway sights and sounds. Store Head, Dies at 71
On the west wall of the main
Hugh Grant Straus, form&
capel, an 8-foot valance is deco- vice president of the Brooklyn
rated with billowy blue clouds
Abraham & Straus department
on a white sky. Walnut panels
store, died in New York Satur-
beneath the valance are multi-
purpose. They will fold back to day at the age of 71. .
He was a leader in the Feder-
enlarge the chapel area; form
three reposing rooms, or an ad- ation of Jewish Philarithropries
ditional chapel. Near the al- and many other causes.
cove, off the main chapel, are
rest room facilities; rooms for Samuel Gorlick Forms
clergy and family and a private Own Monument Co.
family entrance. Privacy is as-
Samuel Gorlick, former man-
sured for both clergy and
ager of a well known monument
The family room and all company has established the
auxiliary rooms each have Monument Center, Inc., 7747
outside service entrances; as Fenkell, of which he is presi-
does the flower room, just dent.
His associate is Sidney Wolf-
down the corridor from the
family room. Each service son, recently graduated from
entrance has its own outside the Detroit Institute of Tech-
phone service. This makes nology with a bachelor's degree
communication with the re- in chemistry and minerology.
ception room a simple matter.
For further information Mr.
Following the corridor, on Gorlick or Mr. Wolfson can be
the one side, are three reposing reached at 864-0785.

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