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December 07, 1962 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-12-07

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You
... and Me'

Irwin Cohn Heads Bar-Han Scholarship
Committee; Honored with Fellowship at
Annual Vete Addressed by Held, Bar-Ilan

He expressed hope that the opened the program with
Detroit Friends of Bar-Ilan
University reached a new high U.S. Government will give sup- greetings, later in the evening
mark in this community's sup- port equal to that given to other paid tribute to two pioneers
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.
of the university in Israel, universities in the Middle East who had labored for Bar-Ilan
Copyright, 1962)
University—the late Abe Nus-
with the announcement, at the to Israel's Bar-Ilan.
annual dinner, at Cobo Hall, on
Devoting a major portion of baum and Daniel Temchin-
Jews in Poland:
Since the end of World War II, more than 350.000 Jews Wednesday evenin g, of the his address to U.S. foreign rela- and announced a $10,000 gift
adoption of a local scholarship tions, Reid pointed out that the from the Temchin family for
emigrated from Poland—most of them to Israel—and only about quota
of 100 and the formation Soviet Union sends more arms to a study hall at the university.
. What keeps these 30,000 Jews in Poland at of a group of 100 contributors of the United Arab Republic than
30.000 remained
Addresses were delivered at
a time when the government permits any Jew to leave the country a minimum of one scholarship it does to Cuba. He commended the meeting by Rabbi Jacob E.
President Kennedy for his deci- Segal, Mrs. Max Stollman, pres-
with all his possessions? . . . This was one of the main questions of $500 each.
Irwin I. Cohn, who was sion to sell Hawks to Israel and ident of the national Bar-Ilan
that interested me during my visit to Warsaw and Krakow • . .
honored at the dinner with a
The major factor is the pension system in Poland under which Bar-Ilan Fellowship, accepted urged that is should be done women's committee, Judge John
M. Wise, who preside d, and
aged Jews are receiving government aid as equal citizens . . . the chairmanship of the scholar-
He warned against the possible David Berris. R a b b i s Hayim
The majority of the Jews in Poland today are over 60 years of ship committee, in recognition of further incursions of the USSR Donin and Israel Goodman of
age; they are too old and too weak to start life anew in a new the tribute paid me tonight." in the Middle East and pleaded Pontiac pronounced the 'opening
His co-chairmen will be Abe
country . . . With pension from the government and some aid Kasle, Mrs. Mina Bargman, Rich- for action to prevent an explo- and closing prayers. Rabbi Sam-
uel Prero led in the B i r k a t
from Joint Distribution Committee through the local Jewish Relief ard Sloan and Phillip Stollman. sion in that area.
Hamazon, grace after the meal.
Committee, they feel it is best for them to live the rest of their
The 750 people at the dinner,
Cantor Shabtai Ackerman led in
years in their native country .. . A second major factor is inter- who set a record for attendance of its foreign service. He ex- the singing of the national
marriage; many of the Jews in Poland today have survived be- at these annual events, acclaimed pressed confidence that with anthems.
cause they fled to Russia when the Nazis . occupied Poland . . . the descriptive messages of proper approaches and with
There they married non-Jewish women with whom they came out Ogden Reid, former U.S. Ambas- U.S. encouragement, without Hebrew Corner
later to Poland as repatriates . . . They do not feel like leaving sador to Israel, and Dr. Tuvia exposing the issue to too much
their non-Jewish wives who prefer to remain in Poland rather Bar-Ilan, director-general of the sensationalism, peace in the Forty Years after
than to emigrate to any country where they may be considered Israeli university located in Middle East is possible. He
complete strangers . . They send their children to the Jewish Ramat Gan, as well as the Detroit said he foresaw it for the near Ben-Yehuda's Death
schools in Poland and try to adjust themselves to permanent spokesmen.
Eliezer Ben Yehuda (born in 5618-
The highlight of the dinner future and out of such peace,
converted Hebrew into a living
Jewish life there by participating in Jewish cultural activities .. .
he said there would emerge language
and spread it in every day
Another factor is the hope that many Jews maintain that some
in Russia, and like
day their close relatives in Soviet Russia may be as fortunate
area. "We should strive with all Jewish born
children of his time,
as they were and may reach Poland . . . There is quite a number U.S. Ambassador to Israel, who our full heart towards the learned Hebrew from the Holy Scrip-
Later, he read the beautiful
of Jews in Poland living with this hope and waiting for their opened and closed his 'speech in attainment of this goal," he tures.
poetry written in Hebrew by the
relatives to join them . . . They are in correspondence with their Hebrew, quoting from the added.
Jewish poets in Spain.
relatives and some even get Soviet visas to visit them . .. There Psalms and closing with the
The Jews of Spain, Germany and
Irwin Cohn was honored by
never forgot the Hebrew lan-
are also Jews who were saved by Polish families during the Nazi "lo yonum v'lo yoshan shomer being presented with an honor- Yemen
guage. In this language they prayed

occupation and have attached themselves to these families .. Israel neither sleeps nor slum- ary Bar-Ilan Fellowship. The daily. Hebrew was throughout the
a holy language, and so
Then- there are the Jewish Communists whO sincerely believe in
presentation was made by Dr. it generations
was called, "the holy language."
the present regime in Poland, which is supporting financially bers."
was the first man to
Evidencing a thorough knowl-
that Hebrew should not be
and otherwise all the Jewish cultural activities in the country ..
edge of the Middle East situation university, together with Gen. propose
only a holy language. Hebrew must
There are also Jewish artisans who, after returning from the and displaying a deep friendship S. L. A. Marshall, last year's again become a living language, an
every day language. In Hebrew the -
war years in Soviet Russia, have economically adjusted themselves for people and the land of Israel, recipient of a Fellowship.
will buy, and the seller will
In his address, Dr. Bar-Ilan buyer
well to life in Poland, and have no inclination to break up their as well as for Bar-Ilan Univer-
sell; and in Hebrew will be spoken
everything that has a connection with
present existence by emigration.
sity, Reid made a strong appeal
the Jewish person.
Can Hebrew be a living language?
for support for Israel, for the attainments. He declared that it
Between Two Iron Curtains:
was difficult to believe it. How-
country's defense and for the has a mission to all Jews, and It
Ben Yehuda showed that it is
What is the .future that these 30,000 can expect in Poland? advancement of its cultural not to Israel alone.
Expressing his gratitude for
. It 'is obvious that, since. a large proportion of them are aged, needs:
When Ben Yehuda left with his
wife for Eretz Israel, he decided that,
the number of Jews in the country will diminish from year to
"In Israel," he said, "there is the honor accorded him, Cohn in this country he will speak only
year .. However, there is also a Jewish youth growing in the a growing interest in Biblical pledged to continue his efforts Hebrew—and so he did. Ben Ye-
son was the first infant of our
country, and the Jewish Communists in Poland are doing no studies, indicating that it is the in behalf of the university and huda's
times to call his parents in Hebrew.
little to see that the Jewish youth should get a Jewish education faith of Israel that holds the announced the formation of the
Ben Yehuda also coined words in
and his great work was the
in Jewish schools, in summer camps, in youth clubs and through key to the country's spirit." He scholarship committee to pursue Hebrew,
editing of his dictionaty. This was
Jewish theatre performances . . . The Federation of Jewish Cul- recalled his participation in Bar- the task of securing support here the first large Hebrew dictionary.
Today Hebrew is the national lan-
tural Organizations—dominated by the Communists—is enjoying Ilan's first graduation and said for the Israel school of higher guage
in the State of Israel. What a
full support of the government in the publication of Yiddish clas- he had a chance to see the uni- learning.
pity, that Ben Yehuda—now forty
his death—did not live to
Phillip Stollman, national
sics and other Jewish books; in the publication of a Yiddish versity grow from a student body
this development.
newspaper, published four times a week; in the publication of of a few hundred to the present chairman of the American see Translation
of Hebrew column,
published by Brith Ivrith Olamith,
Jewish textbooks; Jewish history; Jewish humor; Jewish poetry 1,100. He also recalled the dedi- Committee for Bar-Ilan, who
\;> JeruSalem.
and children's literature . . . There are today more Yiddish books cation of the Lincoln Building
published in Poland than perhaps in any other country in the at that university with U.S.
world . . . Poland also has the best Yiddish theater in the world, financial assistance.
supported by government funds . . . The government also main-
"I believe that Bar-Ilan
tains a Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, which is doing an carries on freedom's work,"
excellent job in Jewish research and in collecting material on Reid said. He recalled the.
the history of the Jews in Poland, both ancient and contemporary words of the late Dr. Pinchas
1'712) ri -prr- p
. . In this respect, the Jewish Communists in Poland are no Churgin, the first president of
comparison to, more fortunate than, their counterparts in the Bar-Ilan University, that "Bar-
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Soviet Union . . There is much fuss about a quarterly publica- Ilan seems as a beacon of light
tion in Yiddish which the Soviet authorities permit to appear in for the coming generation,"
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Moscow as the only expression of Jewish culture . . . In Poland,
and he declared that the uni-
there is a monthly Yiddish publication, and this is only a part versity "deserves all of our
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of the huge cultural activities conducted in Yiddish . . . The support."
Jews in Poland, even the Communists, actually live between two
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"iron curtains"—one separates them from the Jews in the Western
world, while the other separates them from the Jews in the South African Jews
Soviet Union . . . They have as little contact with Soviet Jewry Reaffirm Position
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as they have with American Jewry . . The recent visit of the
delegation of the United Jewish Appeal to Poland has refreshed on Apartheid Issue
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their feelings that they are a part of world Jewry and that the
Jewish communities in the free world have not forgotten them The South African Board of
. . This was the first Jewish delegation from abroad permitted Jewish Deputies, at a heavily at-
and encouraged by the Polish government to contact the Orthodox tended monthly meeting, ap-
rt -prr- p pri wir: rr -rylVp
as well as the Communist Jewish leaders in Poland . . • The proved its previous actions and
contact was an event of historic importance for both America: the actions of its spokesmen re-
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Jewry and the Jews of Poland . . . It is hoped that this firs t garding Israel's United Nations
organized visit of American Jewish leaders will pave the way for vote against South Africa's
more such visits in the future.
apartheid policy.
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A resolution of the board en-
dorsed the five-point "credo" as
previously expressed by the or-
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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
When night fell, cutting ganization's president, Dr. Teddy
to The Jewish News)
visibility, the Syrians brought
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TEL AVIV—Syrian gunners the searchlight into operation. 1. South African Jewry is a per-
used a huge searchlight Tues- One resident of the Maagan manent community; 2.. South
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day night to find targets in settlement was then injured. African Jewry will do everything
new attacks on Israeli settle- After intervention by United to adyance . South Africa's wel-
ments in the Lake Tiberias Nations observers, the Syrians fare; 3. Members of the Jewish
stopped shooting, but resumed community will play a full part
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The newest outbreak of gun- about an hour-and-a half later, as citizens of the country and
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fire began late Tuesday after- again using searchlights. The individually join political parties
noon. It was aimed at two Israelis tried to hit the search- of personal choice; 4. The Jew-
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Israel tractors working on Is- light but failed. A second cease- ish community will do its best
raeli fields near Haon and Tel fire was then arranged which to explain South Africa's atti-
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Katzir on the southern edge the Syrians again violated tude and poliCies to Jews over-
seas; 5. Fostering of Jewish
of the lake. An armed Israeli around 9 p.m.
t ?t#
Israel lodged a complaint education . will help the commu-
escort returned the gunfire so
ith the UN Mixed Armistice
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that the tractor drivers could
Judaism to its every-day lives.


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