THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -
Chestnuts in Jewish Meals
Talith Katan Herzl and Weizmann
By JOSEF FRAENKEL
ter-Zionism" of Herzl, yet it was
SAMUEL J. FOX
well as that luxurious confec- By RABBI
Our London Correspondent
Weizmann who obtained the
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Modern Zionism began with Charter — the Balfour Declara-
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tallized Chestnuts are a simpli-
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fied version of the Marrons given to a special garment Theodor Herzl and ended with
Weizmann was a Zionist—an
One sure sign of approaching Glaces and are delicious hot as which men wear under their Chaim Weizmann. Herzl inaug-
he had no official
winter is the appearance of a garnish for meat or vege- shirts. Its distinguishing charac-
chestnuts in our markets. This tables, cold as a confection, or teristic is that it is made of ism, created the Zionist Organi- status. At that time, during the
First World War, there were
country was once so filled with as an ice cream sauce.
four corners. The term means zation and showed the Jewish
chestnut bearing trees that the CHESTNUT SAUCE WITH TURKEY "a small cloak" or "a small people the road, which led to other better-known Zionists in
their goal. Weizmann used this the Jewish and non - Jewish
nuts were part of early Ameri- 2 tablespoons minced ' onion
road, brought about the world. There were Nahum Sok-
can traditional cooking. Now the 2 tablespoons minced celery
The Bible commands, "And same
Balfour Declaration, often went olow, a member of the Execu-
trees are for the most part gone, 3 tablespoons chicken fat
his own way but reached Zion. tive of the Zionist Organization,
victims of a deadly fungus, and 2 4 tablespoons
zith) on the corners of their
cups chicken or turkey soup
we rely on imports to fill our 1 /4 cup Sherry
When Herzl died he was Haham Moses Gaster, vice-presi-
garments." (Numbers 15:30). In
tablespoon minced parsley
needs. When the nuts are pur- 1 1 teaspoon
by some seriously, by dent of Zionist Congresses, and
another place the Bible writes,
chased select those with clean, 1 bay leaf
others ironically, the uncrowned Joseph Cowen, president of the
1 cup finely diced cooked chestnuts "Thou shalt make fringes on the King of the Jews. When Weiz- English Zionist Federation.
shiny skins soft enough to de- 21/2
cups diced cooked turkey
four corners of thy garment."
mann died, the Jewish people Cowen resigned in order that
press slightly when pushed with Salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer the onion, carrot, and cel- (Deuteronomy 22:12). From this lost their first elected President Weizmann should have an "offi-
the finger. If they are not to be ery
in the chicken fat until the the rabbis in the Talmud de-
cial title" and Sokolow concen-
combined with other ingredi- onion is soft but not brown, about duce that only a garment of of the State of Israel.
on Paris and other capi-
ents allow about one pound for the mixture bubbles. Remove from four corners must have fringes
Herzl knew nothing of the tals, so as to give Weizmann a
the heat and gradually stir in the attached to it. In olden times precursors of Zionism, of Moses
free hand in London. -
Return to the stove, and stir
Chestnuts must be pre-cooked soup.
over medium heat vntil smooth and
the people wore square Hess and Leo Pinsker. He had
Herzl had the "Kadimah,"
before they are used, and this thickened. Add the Sherry. parsley, when
no teachers to inspire him. He
and bay leaf, and simmer cloaks, this was possible. Today himself became leader and "Ivria" and other organized
preparation may be accom- thyme,
for 20 minutes. Add the remaining when people' wear round gar-
bodies in Vienna be-
plished in any of several ways. imiredients and heat just to the ments the only way in which teacher of a new generation. student
hind him ready to follow with
point. Remove the bay leaf,
For best results, the use to boiling
faithful allegiance. Weizmann
and serve other rice or noodles, or a man can constantly fulfill
which the chestnuts are to be with mashed potatoes. This amount the requirement of wearing was well versed in the work of had the members of the "Man-
put should determine the form serves 5.
fringed garments is to have a
of pre-cooking selected. When 1 cup
The first five presidents of
special square garment under ed with the various spiritual
eaten hot as snacks they are 1 /2 cup water
of his time and the Zionist Ofranisation—Theo-
his shirt, to the four corners of tendencies
2-inch piece stick cinnamon
best roasted. To do this make 1 11/2
tablespoons rum or brandy
dor Herzl (1860-1904), David
which he attaches the fringes.
two slits in the shell either on 1 lb. cooked, whole shelled chestnuts These fringes serve as remind- Ha'Am.
Wolffsohn (1855 - 1914), Otto
the flat or convex side, then mon stick until a drop forms a ers of our historic traditions
Ahad Ha'Am, influenced by Warburg (1859 - 1938), Nahum
place the nuts in a well-oiled rather firm ball in cold water. and past. It is sometimes said "Rome and Jerusalem" of Moses Sokolow (1g60-1936) and Chaim
pan and roast for 20 minutes at cooking gently until the syrup spins that our practice of tying a Hess, did not agree with the Weizmann (1874-1952) — have
425 degs. F. Remove the outer a long thread. Remove from the string around one's fingers for activities and ideology of the all passed away. They forged a
heat, remove the cinnamon, and
shell and inner membrane stir
in the rum or brandy. Stir
is rooted in this prac- Hovevei Zion nor with Herzl- chain. Each President brought
while they are still hot. When gently until the syrup becomes memory,
tice of tying fringes on the Zionism and preached Spiritual several links with him. Herzl
chestnuts are to be kept whole, Turn out on waxed paper, and sepa- corners of one's garments in Zionism. But Weizmann was not brought Nordau and many oth-
as in the Crystallized recipe rate each of the chestnuts. Serve order to remember the Al- just a pupil. He had his own ers. Weizmann drew in the
hot as a garnish for meat or vege-
below, make similar slits, then tables.
Zionist "laboratory." He sought "Manchester School". And then
or let stand until the syrup
boil them for 5 minutes. Shell is cooled and completely dry. These mighty and his commandments to create his own synthesis be- there were other links — the
be . stored in a covered jar in torus.
while still hot, then place them may
tween •political, practical. and various parties, the pioneers,
the refrigerator and served as a con-
During the hours of worship spiritual
again in boiling water and cook fection. This makes about 2 1/2 cups. when
Zionism, based of the funds and institutions.
prepare an ice cream sauce, use
until tender, about 15 minutes To
When we extol Herzl, let us
half the ingredients and dice the privacy of their homes or in teaching of Ahad Ha'Am, rather
than that of Herzl. But though not forget Wolffsohn, and when
longer. Sometimes this cooking chestnuts. Cook the syrup only to
is completed in milk, and the nuts, rum or brandy, remove the these large Taleithim in order he propagated the theories of we praise Weizmann, we must
Ahad Ha'Am, fate decreed that
nuts mashed or pureed to be cinnamon, and• cool.
to fulfil the commandment he was to realize the ideology remember Sokolow and War-
used as a substitute • for pota-
burg. They all belong together,
toes. For those dishes in which Housing Cooperative
though they represent different
selves in their faith and belief
Herzl was first and fore- approaches to Zionism.
broken pieces can be used, as in N.Y. Suburb Bows
most a political Zionist, states-
the Sauce with Turkey, the slit
mandments. In this way the man and diplomat, though he
chestnuts may be boiled for 20 on Anti-Jewish Bias
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The.
also paved the way for prac-
minutes, then shelled while
Sentenced for Defacing
Weizmann was a man of prac- Norwalk Synagogue
Cooked chestnuts are delici- Bnai Brith hailed with satisfac-
tical work, a lover of culture,
ous when diced and added to tion the conciliation achieved Brith Rishonim Will
NORWALK, Conn. (JTA)—A
who wished to know nothing former German national is in
stuffings or other vegetables, by the New York State Com- Chronicle History of
of diplomacy, yet he was des- Norwalk jail serving a 60-day
particularly red cabbage and mission for Human Rights of a
tined to become the politician sentence for defacing a Norwalk
brussels sprouts; they may be complaint filed by Attorney American Zionism
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The of the Jewish people.
creamed or pureed; or used in General Louis J. Lefkowitz
synagogue with swastikas after
Herzl was fond of political dropping his appeal to the
sauces or soups; and they end against Northgate Apartments, board of the Brith Rishonim of
formulae. He prepared the
the meal in truly gourmet fash- Inc., a housing cooperative in
pioneers of the American Zion- Basle Program and propounded United States Supreme Court
ion when served as dessert in the suburb of Bronxville.
Lefkowitz charged that North- ist movement—of which Louis a program for Jewish statehood. against the sentence.
cakes, tortes, and puddings, as
William Arnold, 24, now liv-
gate Apartments discriminated Lipsky, veteran Zionist leader, Weizmann was against doctrines
in Milford, Pa., had been
against Jews in the sale of co- is president—has approved a and did not want the Zionist ing
convicted with a friend, Harold
aim expressed in fixed political
Yiddish Sons of Erin
complaint on affidavits sub- the American Zionist movement terms but for all that his holy Fahy, 24, of Norwalk, of defac-
Founded in New York his
mitted to his office by the Anti- to a wide variety _of Jewish mission led him to the Jewish ing Beth Israel Synagogue on
Feb. 1, 1980. They were convict-
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The Defamation League early this groups and general libraries, it State.
ed by the Bridgeport Superior
Loyal League of the Yiddish year on behalf of two individ- was reported by Morris Margu-
Herzl always gazed toward Court in June- 1960. They ap-
Sons of Erin was born in New uals.
lies, honorary secretary, follow- London and prophesied that
pealed to the Connecticut Su-
York City this week.
As a result of the Commis- ing a board meeting.
with the understanding and
Court of Errors and that
Thirty New Yorkers who sion's efforts, following the step
The board decided to issue help of England, Zionism would preme
possessed the two essential taken by Attorney General Lef- booklets annually. The next one soar to even greater heights. court rejected the appeal last
qualifications for membership kowitz, Northgate Apartments, will be devoted to Dr. Harry Weizmann also went to Man- July. They had been free on
organized the League as a "fra- Inc., has agreed to admit Jews Friendwald, successor to Pro- chester binding the lot of Zion- $3,000 bond each, pending the
ternal clan" of persons "who as tenant-stockholders, and will fessor Gottheil, Dr. Nachman ism with England. Thus was outcome of their appeal to the
U.S. Supreme Court. Fahy con-
wish to observe and celebrate alter its bylaws in the next Syrkin, fouder of the American Zionism realized.
tinued his appeal.
both the traditions of their month to permit transfer of Labor Zionist movement, and
Consider the strange odyssey.
The prosecution had called
faith and the land of their shares "without regard to race, Rabbi Meir Bar-Ilan, founder of Herzl's begins in Budapest,
them Nazi sympathizers in the
birth." Young as the League is, color or national origin."
the Mizrachi Zionist organiza- from where he went to Vienna, trial. They had tried to shrug off
it already has an official song,
The incorporated Village of tion.
then Paris. But it was in Lon- the daubings as a prank. At the
entitled, "Erin Gro Bragh Bronxville has been for many
don of all places, that he gave time of his arrest, Arnold was
years under attack for religious
his first Zionist lecture and
Shapiro Residence Hall In
• Two topics were discussed bias in the renting and sale of Brandeis Residence Quadrangle published his first Zionist ar- awaiting action on an applica-
tion for American citizenship.
soberly and at length at the residential accommodations.
WALTHAM, Mass.—Rising in ticle.
came to this country in 1956,
initial meeting of the League. Benjamin R. Epstein, national the shadow of Brandeis' first
Weizmann's begins as a youth He
grown up in Germany
One was entitled: "Shall we director of the League, pointed dormitory will be one of its new- in Motele, near Pinsk, from
solemnly and sincerely request out that his organization had est, named in honor of Nathan where he went to Germany, during the last part of the Nazi
that the St. Patrick's Day Com- testified in 1959 before the U.S. Shapiro, Swampscott;' Joseph then to Switzerland, thence to regime and the postwar period.
mittee grant the Loyal League Civil Rights Commission that Shapiro, Baltimore; Samuel S. London, and finally to Man-
Happy art thou, 0 Israel!
of Yiddish Sons of E_rin permis- Bronxville "has produced the Shapiro, Brookline and the late chester. He had a friend there,
is like unto thee!—Deu-
sion to march in the Grand
the Hebrew poet Joseph Massel,
Isaac Shapiro of Chicago.
Parade up Fifth Avenue next in an area of the country where
The gift, by their children, is who heard Herzl's call and was
March?" The other was: "Shall there is a normal intermingling a major contribution to the uni- present at the first and follow-
we charter a plane for a trip of Christian and Jewish popu- versity's $65.1 million develop- ing Zionist Cohgresses in Basle.
back to our native land of soft lations." The League testified ment campaign. The new dormi- Israel Zangwill introduced Herzl
mists and sweet winds, a 19-day that "Bronxville remains a strik- tory will help relieve pressures to London and Massel did like-
tour that will take us on to ing example of irrational prej- on existing residence facilities. wise for Weizmann in Man-
Israel too?" Results of the udice, a judenrein preserve in
The new residence will be a chester.
Herzl was a Westernized
discussions were not immedi- the heart of an area in which tribute to the lessons in brother-
For the first time science has found
Jews and Christians live to- hood as taught by the parents.
Jew who gravitated towards a new
healing substance with the as-
John G o l d b e r g, Michael
tonishing ability to shrink hemor-
Donors of the new facility in-
and to relieve pain — without
Mann and Larry Lewis were
clude Mr. and Mrs. Henry Par- East-European Jew, who turn- surgery.
In case after case, while
14,000 Jews in Sweden
ed towards the West. Max gently relieving
the initiators. Lewis, explain-
iser of Detroit.
pain, actual reduc-
The Jewish community in
Nordau said that Herzl had tion (shrinkage) took place. Most
ing why the group had been
Center's Costs Doubled
the ability to become a second amazing of all — results'were so thor-
organized, said that he once Sweden, which dates back to
A total of $25,000,000 was Disraeli. Weizmann could ough that sufferers made astonishing
played soccer for the Talmud 1775, today number some 14,000
statements like "Piles have ceased to
Torah school in County Ar- persons, most of them living in spent last year on operating have been raised to the peer- be a problem!" The secret is a new
magh in Ireland. He explained Stockholm, Gothenburg a n d and maintaining Jewish com- age, but he refused this high healing substance (Bio-Dyne®)— dis-
of a world-famous research
further that "we Irish are very Malmo with smaller Jewish munity centers throughout the title and honor. Both Herzl covery
institute. This substance is now avail-
clannish and we like to get communities in Boras, Halsing- country. Annual expenditures and Weizmann wished to re- able in suppository or ointment form
together and have fun being borg, Jonkoping, Karlstad and by centers have nearly doubled main just Jews, proud Jews. called Preparation H®. At all drug
Weizmann opposed the "Char- 'punters.
over the past decade.
with other Irishmen."
Stops Itch—Relieves Pain