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December 21, 1962 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-12-21

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A Lady and the Go odness of Liberty Soviet Physicist Lev Landau Leaves

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Liberty in the New York harbor
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The kiwi bird of. New Zealand
dances for his dinner. Vibra-
tions through the ground cause
earthworms to come to the sur-
face. So the bird stomps his
feet, then feeds.

Emma Lazarus, as everyone
knows, was the author.
Contemplating the verses and
the female figure, representing
Liberty welcoming the oppress-
ed, the two
fuse in the
The young
woman a u t h•-
oress seems to
expand and
grow into the
towering f i g
ure of the 1(,
friend of
oppressed. „
Hanukah is.. ,
a festival ofi
liberty and
Emma Laza-
rus• identified
herself with,--
it as perhaps
no other poet.
She wrote a
beautiful son-
net about
Hanukah. She Emma Lazarus
wrote other poems about the
Maccabeans, but she did more
than write poems about these
themes. She actually sought to
translate the emotion which they
evoke into a movement for the
relief and rehabilitation of her
people. She was a forerunner
of Theodore Herzl.

UJA Award Presented to Truman
by Grateful Survivor of Nazism

Silver candlesticks wrought in Israel were presented by
the United Jewish Appeal to Harry S. Truman in recognition
of his "many great acts of statesmanship and compassion" while
President of the U.S. "in behalf of the surviving victims of
Nazi tyranny." Presentation of the award, which took place at
the recent UJA 25th annual conference in New York, was
made by Murray Fenster (right) of Brooklyn, a,concentration
camp survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1946
under the Truman directive permitting the entry of 100,000
displaced persons. Fenster later fought, was wounded and
decorated in the Korean conflict. Participating in the presenta-
tion (center) was Joseph Meyerhoff, who was re-elected to his
third term as UJA general chairman.

Like Herzl, even less than
Herzl, however, in her early
years, was her identification
with her people.
In her teens, a volume of her
poetry had attracted the inter-
est of such men as Emerson
and Thomas Wenworth Higgin-
son, the man who discovered an-
other woman of the muse, Emily
Emma Lazarus was of Sephar-
dic Jewish lineage. The family
ties were very close. Higginson
tells of visiting her home and
finding the three Lazarus daugh-
ters moody. "What is the trou-
ble," he asked. "Father is going
out of town,' he was told.
Perhaps the too close home
ties may explain the fact that
Emma Lazarus was never mar-

She threw back all the sug-
"gestions that she wrote on Jew-
ish themes.- E. C. Steadman, the
poet, urged her to- take Hebrew
themes. John Burroughts like-
wise pointed out that Whitman
and other poets owed much to
the Hebraic influence. Dr. Gus-
tave Gottheil, rabbi of Temple
Emanu-El, finally got her to do
a few translations of Hebrew
prayers. but she would not go on
from there. She did not identify
herself with her people.

Hospital Bed to Receive Nobel Prize

Soviet Professor Lev Davidovich Landau (right) left a
Moscow hospital bed to receive the 1962 Nobel Prize for physics,
being presented him in Moscow by Swedish Ambassador Rolf
Sohhnan. Landau's wife, Kora, looks on. Still recovering from
an automobile accident that nearly took his life last January,
Landau could not attend formal ceremonies in Sweden. His
prize includes a $50,042 cash award, a diploma and a gold medal.

The night was dark for the
Jews of Russia. It was the time
of the Russian pogroms against
the Jews, but the Hanukah can-
dle would not be lit.
Then one day Miss Lazarus
picked up a copy of Century
The - origin of the names of
Magazine. In it was an article by
Madame Rogozin, defending the the Hebrew months as we have
Russian persecution of the Jews. them today is admittedly Baby-
Emma Lazarus was on fire. lonian, as the Talmud itself
points out (Yerushalmi, Rosh
The Hanukah candle was lit.
Hashanah 1:2).
She rushed over to the editor,
Before the Babylonian period
whom she personally knew. the tendency was to refer to the
"How dare you print such
months by means of numbers
wretched stuff? It must be (i.e. Tishri is mentioned in the
Bible as the seventh month,
"You answer it," said the
Adarias the twelfth month, etc.)
although sometimes a few names
There were some statements
were used. Basically, one can say
about the Talmud in the article.
that Hebrew tradition tried to
Emma Lazarus knew little about
make man think of time as a
the Talmud, but Michael Heil-
unity and to its subdivisions as
prin advised her on this. Emma
Lazarus answered the article. components of that unity. Espe-
cially, is this true in the at-
Her Jewish education began.
tempt to start the count of the
She sat down to study Hebrew,
months in the Bible from Nis-
to read Jewish history.
The themes of her poetry now san, the month of the Exodus
and redemption- from Egypt,
became mostly Jewish. One vol-
thus relating the nation of every
ume of these poems, Songs of a
month as being so far away
Semite, was published. She in-
from the great climax of the
sisted that they be published
exodus. Even starting the count
in a paperback edition, at 25
of the months from Tishri, rep-
cents, to give them the widest
resents an attempt to draw at-
tention to the creation of the
She wrote "The Epistles of
world which took place on
the Hebrews".calling for the re-
Tishri. In this way no date. is
establishment of the Jewish an isolated event in Jewish his-
state. It was said that Jews
tory; but all periods and events
couldn't be farmers. She hunted
are but an extension of the
around the world and found
creation of the world or the
cases disproving that. She in-
Exodus from Egypt. What an
voked the Maccabean spirit.
idealistic way this is of looking
Recall the old Maccabean rage at human history!

Origin of Hebrew
Months Traced
to Counting

Deem not dead the martial fire
Say not the mystic flame is
Let but an Ezra rise anew
To lift the banner of the Jew.

Ten years later, Theodore
Herzl published a similar call in
his "Judenstaat." Emma Laza-
rus died at the age of 38. The
candle of her life had • shone
briefly but brilliantly with a
true Maccabean glow.

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Facility Is 50

50th anniversary of the Pleas-
antville Cottage School of the
Jewish Child Care Association
of New York, which was a pio-
ner in providing residential-
style facilities for children from
broken homes, was observed at
the annual dinner of the asso-
ciation's board of trustees.

Bnai Brith Reports
on College Students

high proportion of Jewish high
school graduates who take a
"blind man's buff" approach to
picking a college is adding to
the spiraling transfer problem
on American campuses, Bnai
Brith Vocational Service re-
Some 12,000 Jewish students
are among the nearly 200,000
college undergraduates who
will be applying for transfer by
the end of this academic year,
Dr. Maurice Jacobs, chairman
of the Bnai Brith counseling
program, told the annual meet-
ing of -its national commission.
The number of. Jewish transfers
approximates the six per cent
ratio of Jewish students in the
college population.

Urge Kennedy Back
Genocide Convention

American Jewish Congress called
on President Kennedy to take
the lead in securing long-delayed
U. S. ratification of the United
Nations Genocide Convention.
The action came in a telegram
to the White House in connec-
tion with observation this week
of the 14th anniversary of the
adoption of the Convention by
the United Nations General As-

$500,000 Raised
in N. Y. for Technion

than $500,000 was raised at the
annual dinner of the American
Technion Society which took
the form of a tribute to Dr.
Selman A. Wakeman, Nobel
Prize winning American scien-
tist. Featured speaker at the
dinner was Israel Foreign Min-
ister Gold Meir.

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