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August 31, 1962 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-08-31

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If you need good domestic help

call us:


LI 4-5138

SALESLADY — With experience for
drapery and Linen store. Call LO


Experience preferred, but not
necessary. We will train you to
become a professional Real Es-
tate Salesman. Must have the
desire to earn a minimum of
$10,000. Our school will start
Sept. 17th. Call Bud Chamber-
lain, LI. 7-2000.

24621 COOLIDGE, JUST S. 10 MI.

40 A



MAN, 25, extensive Jewish educa-
tion, seeks employment as Hebrew
teacher, Junior Congregation, or
Youth Leader. Call Zev. (Not Sat-
urday). WE 4-1793.

MATURE woman, 20 years experi-
ence taking care of new born
babies. Also care for children
while parents vacation. TU 3-3700,
LI .7-6461.

WOMAN desires work. Days-Weeks.
Cleaning, baby-sitting, home
nights. References. TY 7-7710.





New and Repair Special

UN 1-5075

REPAIRS, brick, cement, plaster,
pointing, chimneys, porches. Steps.
UN. 2-1017.

FOR BETTER wall washing, call
James Russell. One day service.
TO 6-4005. 526 Belmont.

ALL CARPENTER work. Kitchen cabi-
nets, front doors, railings, cedar
closets, porches, floors, partitions,
steps. Work myself. 342-1880.

LOUIE'S Re-upholstering. Repairing
Satisfaction guaranteed. Reason-
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VE 5-7453.

I. SCHWARTZ. All kinds of carpenter
work, no job too big or small. BR
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FURNITURE repairs and refinishing.
Free estimates. Call UN 4-3547.

UNDERGROUND sprinkler systems
installed and serviced. Quality
work at reasonable prices. Free
estimates. 527-5044 or 372-9439.


All Kinds of Alterations
Call for Appointments

UN 3-8283

PAINTING, decorating. Inside - out-
side. Free estimates. Reasonable.
LI 7-5639-KE 8-1047.

NEW METHOD — Carpets cleaned;
walls washed, by machine. Work
guaranteed. Free estimates. KE 5-
8470-10E 8-1778.



Also Office Furniture.
Any time.
TY 4-4587

55 B



TURN YOUR OLD suits, topcoats,
and shoes into cash. TU 3-1872.

`Diamond,' Glanville's Fine Novel
About Anglo-Jewish Family Life

Brian Glanville, British au-
thor, who has specialized in
writing novels on Jewish
themes, has authored another
one in which Jews are the cast
of characters, in which numer-
ous involved family affairs form
the plot.
"Diamond" is the title of his
newest novel. It has received a
good press in England and is
now in its American edition,
published by Farrar, Straus &
Diamond — Dr. Jacob — is an
Irish-born Jew who married a
London girl, Dolly Ruben, whose
extravagance, whose inability to
gain the love of her children,
whose family's involvements,
emerge as a somewhat unsavory
commentary on family life.
Although Glanville is a sports
writer, he has made his mark
as a novelist. Only 28, he al-
ready is among the better
known writers in England.
* * *
- "Diamond" has many facets.
It is an interesting commentary
on the life of Jewish physicians
in England who aren't earning
as much as their kinsmen who
are in business. Jack Diamond
himself is tempted to go into a
business enterprise, and the
reader somehow feels that his
wife's extravagance is respon-
sible for his urge for big busi-
Meanwhile Diamond himself,
in spite of his wife's demands
and irrationality, continues to
love her. His affection for her
does not change.
Jack's adopted "brother,"
Mickey, also a doctor, who was
taken into the family, who re-
fused to get married, who
"made" many women, whose
latest flame was a young girl
of 19 who wanted to marry him
although he was so very much
older. When he was asked when
she jilted him, why he did not
want to marry her, he thought
to himself: "Look at Jack—the
poor bugger doesn't know
whether he's coming or going.
She (meaning Dolly) wants this,
she wants that, she's eaten him
alive . . " In a sense, this
sums up the character of Mrs.
* * *
But there is more to it than
that. Dolly's constant catering
to her family for whom she
keeps asking aid from her hus-
band—a common comment of
his is "where's the money going
to come from," yet he pays; her
inability to gain the affection
either of her- son Michael or
daughter Gillian, Michael's re-
sentments, Gillian's love affair
with a non-Jew — these and
many other incidents in a well-
woven novel combine to offer
an interesting account of the
life of a Jewish family in
Among the other influences
exerted upon Diamond by Dolly
is her insistence that he join
the Reform synagogue. `Try it,"
she said, when he said he would
remain Orthodox. He did, under
protest. But the author ex-
plains: "Markham Road syna-
gogue was a symbol of the world
she had left; Berkeley Street
syngagoue symbolized the world
she wanted to embrace. Mark-

Jlie We/brew

ham Road was a reminder, at
once alien and overfamiliar. Its
beards and Yiddish, its rich
homogeneity, its uncompromis-
ing use of a language she hard-
ly understood, made it inimical
to her." But to her husband the
new set she embraced were a
lot of goyim.
And while Gillian later was
insisting upon marrying the
non-Jew, Michael, who had ex-
perienced anti - Semitism in
school, was antagonistic to Jews
and Judaism. He turned to art,
and, going to Rome to do his
painting and drawing, he met
up with a fellow artist who
commended him on his good
Yiddish. When he showed Sha-
piro his sketchbook he was told
they were good drawings, "very
English." But:
"Michael did not contradict
him; in Italy, he was very Eng-
lish, just as in England he was
aware of being a Jew. His Jew-
ishness seemed to him, now, at
once a gift and an encumbrance,
something to be cherished pri-
vately, but discarded as a dis-
tinguishing mark, something
forever rising up despite him-
self in the guise of Jewish
stories, Yiddish words."
Diamond's affections remain-
ed: "Wasn't Dolly entitled to a
bit of pleasure from her chil-
dren? . . . What he still had,
thank God, was Dolly, as beau-
tiful as she had ever been..."
The children came to visit
them, but there was a coldness
that could not be wiped out.
Dolly, who suffered because her
children rejected her, neverthe-
less was unfeeling. Even when
Diamond was on his dying bed,
and a rabbi came to comfort
her she complained that he had
given her no solace. But Dia-
mond's final words, the lover
to the very end, were: "your
mother, your mother."



Many aspects of Jewish life
enter into the story. There are
discussions of anti-Semitism and
the futility .of efforts against it.
There is an expression of love
for Israel, the newly-emerging
state, from Diamond.
There are matters involving
division of an estate, and vari-
ous business aspects.
"Diamond"-is a novel about a
family and its conflicts and
about the effects of social climb-
ing, sex temptations, the strug-
gles that began in the 1920s, the
childhood life of the hero in
Ireland and other interesting
angles. It is a well-written novel
that will hold the reader's at-
tention throughout.

Builder of Three Jeremiah Halperin
Levittowns Dies Dies in Israel; Was

Merchant Mariner

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV — Funeral serv-
ices were held here Tuesday
for Jeremiah Halperin, one of
the pioneer Jewish merchant
marine captains, who died here
Aug. 27 after a prolonged ill-
A close associate of Vladimir
Jabotinsky, founder of the
Zionist-Revisionist Movement,
Halperin participated in the
defense in 1920 of the Old .City
of Jerusalem against Arab
marauders and took over com-
mand of the action when Ja-
botinsky was arrested.
Born in Russia, Halperin at-
tended a naval academy in
Italy and later founded a naval
school for Jewish youth in
Palestine. He headed the Re-
visionist Betar Youth Move-
ment for many years. During
ABRAHAM LEVITT, t h e recent years, Halperin was the
builder who converted suburban author of a number of books
potato fields into sprawling hous- and articles in the Israeli press.
ing developments and introduced
the term "Levittown," died in
New York last week at the age Mrs. Ely J. Kahn,
of 82. Since 1929, he had built Welfare Leader, Dies
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Mrs.
more than 60,000 homes includ-
Ely Jacques Kahn, a prominent
ing three Levittowns.
leader in various Jewish welfare
and philanthropic causes, died
Music Professor
Aug. 22 at the age of 72.
at Brandeis U. Dies
She was president of the New
WALTHAM, Mass., (JTA)- York section of the National
Funeral services were held at Council of Jewish Women from
the Brandeis University here 1935 to 1941 and chairman of
for Irving G. Fine, prominent the Greater New York Army
American Jewish composer and and Navy Committee of the Jew-
professor of music at Brandeis, ish Welfare Board during the
who died Aug. 23 at the age of Second World War.
47. Rabbi Harold Weisberg
She also had headed the wo-
men's division of the Joint Dis-
Born in Boston, Fine studied tribution Committee campaign.
choral conducting under Dr. In 1938, she was presented with
Serge Koussevitzky and was for the Bnai Brith • Award for the
many years an assistant profes- work of the National Council of
sor of music at Harvard Univer- Jewish Women in "untiring and
sity and served on the faculty outstanding humanitarian serv-
of the Berkshire Music Center. ice." She is survived by her hus-
In 1950 he joined the faculty band, Ely Jacques Kahn, a well-
of Brandeis University, where known architect.
he was professor of music and ,
chairman of the School of Cre- Dr. Josephtal Laid
ative Arts.

to Rest in Kibbutz •
Herzl Berger, Mapai
Giora Josephtal, Minister of
Deputy in Knesset, Dies Housing and Development, was

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Herzl Berger, a
Mapai deputy in the Knesset
since 1949, died suddenly Tues-
day at the age of 58. He had
been co-editor of Davar, the
Histadrut daily, since 1935.
Born in Minsk, Russia, Ber-
ger worked as a journalist in
Russia, Poland and Germany
before settling in Palestine in
1934. He was a member of the
Mapai Central Committee and
State Dept. Discusses
of the executive of the Hista-
Jews in S. America
drut, the Israel Labor Federa-
WASHINGTON, (J T A) — tion.
Philip Baum, director of the
American Jewish Congress Com- Italian Police Jail
mission on International Affairs,
and other AJC representatives, Nazi for War Crimes
BONN, (JTA)—Ehrard Kroe-
discussed the Jewish situation in
South America at a -State De ge, 58, a former German Army
partment meeting with Assistant Major wanted by the authorities
Secretary of State Edwin M. here for his part in mass execu-
tions of Jews in the Soviet Union
during the Second World War,
The largest bell in the Uni- has been arrested by Italian po-
versity of Michigan's Burton lice at Bologna.
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laid to rest this weekend at
Kibbutz Galed, of which he was
a member, after his remains
were brought to Israel from
Lucerne, Switzerland, where he
died last week of a heart attack
at the age of 50.
Thousands of persons filed
past the Jewish Agency court-
yard here where his body lay
in state before the funeral pro-
cession proceeded to Galed set-
tlement in the Jezreel Valley.
Among those attending the fu-
neral was President Izhak Ben-
Zvi. Eulogies were delivered by
Acting Premier Levi Eshkelon,
Knesset Speaker Kaddish Luz
and Moshe Sharett, chairman of
the Jewish Agency executive.

The Dagon Hotel in Ascalon,
along Israel's Mediterranean
coast south of Tel Aviv, offers its
visitors "rain insurance" during
the April-March period. Guests
who have been at the Dagon for
three days, and have encoun-
tered 5mm. of rainfall, are en-
titled to a free day at the hotel.
The "rain checks" are transfer-
able and may be given as gifts.




Date of
Ground Breaking Ceremonies to be
Announced Soon

For Further Information Call

TYler 6-1686


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