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September 28, 1962 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-09-28

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, Sep tember 28, 1962 — 18

Walter L. Field Completes New Book,
`A People's Epic'; Will Carry Bloch
Publishers' Imprint; Orlinsky's Preface

Walter L. Field is prominent
in the American Jewish com-
munity as a paint manufacturer
who takes a deep interest in
congregational, Zionist and Is-
raeli affairs, and whose love
for learning and Jewish litera-
ture makes itself manifest in
his generosity towards important
cultural causes.
Less generally known is the
fact that this Detroit Jewish
leader possesses great poetic

When kings were gods, man's rhymes, to the attention of
morals low ..
many who otherwise would not

Field's rhymes continue to de-
pict the Exodus, the reign of
Israel's kings, the story of the
Second Commonwealth and the
succeeding historical develop-
The vast amount of material
incorporated in Field's rhymes,
the wealth of details compiled
by him, become evident in the
sub-titles of hte various periods
dealt with by the author—the
Patriarchal Age, the Common-
wealths and Exiles, the Dias-
pora Communities, the Third
Commonwealth After the Holo-
The Maccabean Revolt, the
Tannaitic Age, the rise of
Christianity, the mystics and
the sages in all lands, the
Spanish Inquisition, the false
Messiahs—scores of related hap-
penings serve to enhance this
unusual book.
It is an unusual work in the
sense that hardly a detail in the
epic history of the Jewish people

read a very long and detailed
history. It is an aspiration that
is rooted in a lifelong desire
to advance Jewish cultural
values and to make the Jewish
youth better informed about
their background and heritage.

To all my Customers and Friends

the 1963 Chevrolet public showing will be Sept. 28th
& 29th. Rosh Hashanah commences on the evening of
Sept. 28, so I will not be at work Friday evening, or
the following day, Sat., Sept. 29. May you be inscribed
for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.



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is missing from the chain of
events woven by Walter L. Field,
and because of the love that has
been injected into this work to
make it a dedicated poetic crea-,

Typical examples of Field's
skill at rhyming will be found
in the section headed "Chal-
zeal, that he loves to write deans Destroy Judah — First
Babylonian Exile-585 to 539
rhymes and has had many of BCE,"
where we read:
his poems published.
By the rivers of Babylon, dis-
In 1954, he had a good press
commenting on his first book
Sang the exiles of Zion, the
of verses, "More Truth Than
Poetry." This volume is now
of the Temple, rebuilt and re-
out of print, but his friends
and members of his family who
"The dry bones will feel re-
possess it love to refer to it
and to quote from him.
Israel will again be one na-
A devoted student of Jewish
history, Field's major aspira-
Concluding with "Israel's
tion is to encourage young Chosen Destiny," Field sings
Jews to become fully acquainted a paean of joy in these verses:
with the history of their
Jews were destined a trail to
people. That is why he has
always been ready to encourage
Ten commandments on stone
to phrase.
youth movements in Jewish
Lead men out of the idol
maze . .
In order to advance this hope,
In every field of human
Field has devoted himself in
recent years of the preparation
They pioneered and knowledge
of an historical resume of
Jewish happenings, worldwide,
orals they
To savages,
from the beginning of time to
the present day. He has com-
piled the historical data in The Jews will always work
and strive
rhymes, and his work will be
Progress and freedom to keep
published, as an illustrated ac-
count of "highlights of Jewish
That justice and truth forever
history in verse," under the
title "A People's Epic."
The new book, which goes to The notes and glossary trace
the Biblical references, offer
press this week, will appear explanations
and direct the
under the imprint of the Bloch readers to sources
referred to
Publishing Co., the oldest Jew-
ish book publishing firm in in the text. The notes are in
themselves a valuable addition
historical knowledge.
It will have the distinction of to In
his introduction to this
incorporating a preface by one
of world Jewry's most noted epic story, Field will say: "It
scholars—Dr. Harry M. Orlinsky, is my fervent hope and sincere
professor of Bible and Biblical desire that many who read it,
literature at Hebrew Union Col- particularly the young, may
lege—Jewish Institute of Re- become interested and stimu-
ligion and chairman of the com- lated to delve more deeply into
mittee that has just completed their great heritage and become
the revision of the Jewish Pub- more acutely aware of their
lication Society translation of the unique place in history." This
is Field's major aim: to bring
"A People's Epic" will be Jewish • history, in the brief
illustrated by a noted American analysis he has written, in
Jewish artist. In addition to
covering every phase of Jew- Hannah Schloss To
ish life it will have several
pages of explanatory notes that Hold Memorial Service
will serve as a guide for the
The Hannah Schloss Old Tim-
readers in directing them from ers will conduct their annual
era to era, for an understanding memorial service program, 8:15
of the events that marked Is- p.m. Thursday at the Jewish
rael's spiritual attainments, Center.
migrations, sufferings and pe-
Michael Green, vice-president
riods of glory.
is chairman of the program, and
Commencing with the trac- Abe Schmier, president, will et-
ing of the background of The tend welcome. Officiating will be
People, with the verse
Rabbi M. Robert Syme and Can-
Thirty-nine hundred and more tor Harold Orbach.
Families and friends of the
years ago,
When clan fought clan, each Hannah Schloss group are cor-
dially invited to attend.
neighbor a foe,

Best Wishes to My Michigan

Jewish Fellow-Citizens on

the New Year 5723

During the many years of my association with my Jewish
fellow-citizens, with whom I had such heartwarmingly good
relations during my many years of service in the U. S. House of
Representatives, I had many occasions to confer with the state's
Jewish leadership.
It was my privilege to address important Jewish meetings,
and one year I was spokesman at an anniversary of the State of
Israel's rebirth.
My message of greeting to Michigan Jewry comes, therefore,
as a continuation of happy relationships with my Jewish fellow
I am especially anxious to extend my greetings to the Jewish
communities because these are grave times. This is a period
when we must solidify our forces in defense of freedom, in behalf
of the ideals of American justice and against any efforts to
undermine humanitarian principles.
I stand for these ideas, as you, my friends, already know
so well.
In the course of my years of service in CongTess I was
among the defenders of Israel's just rights as an independent
nation. I reiterate this ideal.
On the eve of another great Jewish spiritual year, I wish
to dedicate myself for the principles of freedom and justice,
of friendship to the people of the state of Israel, of fairness to
all elements in our population, regardless of race or creed.

Alvin M. Bentley

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