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O n the Record
It Makes Sense . .
In the days of my early grow
ing there was a plethora o
There were the rabbis with
long beards and chassidim with
a disarray of growth. There
were the young with promise of
beard and beards akin to a
kametz, small but unmistakenly
Jewish. There were also the
well trimmed beards that were
generally associated with the
medical profession and there
were the goatees that belonged
to barbers and the convivial in
the arts and letters. And then
again there - were the beards
that just belonged for strange
reasons, it seemed, to goyim.
Today the beard, the Jewish
beard is virtually extinct, though
I have a son who has one.
There was a time when the nos-
talgic for beards would meet
satisfaction at a Jewish simcha,
at a synagogue, even at a tern-
ple at times. Today the beard
is missing almost wholly from
even holy sanctums.
It is a rare occasion when one
encounters a recognizable Jew-
ish beard. There are some in
the off-beat areas of our land,
but they cannot deceive a good
Jewish eye. These lack of aura
of radiance, the savor of in-
By NATHAN ZIPRIN
has produced more masters in
the comparatively small span
of its existence than have richer
and older tongues.
It is a travesty on the cultural
status of our community that it
has not brought that treasure
in adequate measure to the
doorsteps of the young.
Leivick was a master of Yid-
dish poetry not alone because
of uniqueness of theme but be-
cause of a miraculous depth in
poetic conception. He was a
thinker, a mystic- and rooted in
the tradition of Jewish ethics.
In the opinion of many critics,
he was the greatest poet of this
Leivick was a poet who forg-
ed eternity with pen and he
himself will remain eternal in
the history of Jewish creativity.
BY HENRY LEONARD
End Trials of Nazis
Who Murdered Jews
BONN, (JTA) — A sentence
of three years at hard labor for
one ex-Nazi and acquittal for
another, was asked by the prose-
cution in Kassel at the conclu-
sion of a trial of two farmer
Hitler regime police officers
charged with complicity in the
murder of 500 Jews in Russia
during World War II.
"And just because I'm seventeen today, Mom and
Bobe, it doesn't mean I'm not your little baby
for Aged Launches
The prosecution sought the
prison term for Joseph Lech-
New Jersey Assures
Jews on Covering
Heads in Courtroom
Even where one most expects thaler, 72, a police colonel in
BALTDIORE (JTA) — A new
TRENTON, N.J. (JTA) —
beards — among the Orthodox the Nazi forces who had served pilot program of "day residence' Governor Richard J. Hughes of
PAINTING, decorating and repairs rabbis — there are virtually
at Sluzk and Smolevvitsch, has been started for aged men New Jersey announced that
of all kinds. DI 1-2910.
none. And this is truly unfor- where he was accused of par- and women at the Levindale He- steps have been taken to per-
PAINTER needs work, inside and tunate.
ticipating in the slaughter of brew Home and Infirmary, ac- mit Orthodox Jews who wish
outside, special price for vacan-
cies. Immediate service. Refer-
Removal of beards has not of Jews in October of 1941. Acquit- cording to an announcement by to cover their heads to do so
ences. All work guaranteed. TO course obliterated the differ-
tal, on the grounds that the Stanley Sagner, president of the while appearing in any court in
ences between the rabbis. But charges had not been proven, Home, and Joseph P. Folkoff, the this state.
neither has it added to their was asked for Willy Papnekoft, institution's executive director.
The Governor's announce-
Under the program, citizens ment was in. response to pro-
TURN YOUR old suits - shoes into distinction. In a world where a former police inspector with
cash. TU. 3-1872.
rabbis and laymen alike wear the same unit in which Lech- aged over 60 and otherwise qual- tests against an occurrence in
no beards, it would be well it thaler had served.
ified, come to the Home each a municipal court at Secaucus,
seems for Orthodox rabbis to
Testimony was concluded at day, participate in such ongoing, N.J., recently, where the judge
Areas Where Jews
grace themselves in that tradi- Flensburg in the trial of for- activities as they prefer, or sim- ordered a Jew to remove his
Live in U.S. Are More tion if for no other reason than mer
SS Major Martin Fellenz, ply rest in a lounge, then go to skull-cap. Such incidents, stated
uniqueness, distinctiveness. It who is charged with murdering their homeS for the night. This Hughes, "are, no doubt, due to
Likely Atom Targets
WASHINGTON, (JTA) — seems only right that an Ortho- more than 30,000 Jews in the pro,gam, said the Home officials, a lack of knowledge of the court
Fewer Jews would survive an dox rabbi should have a beard Krakow region in Poland in seeks to provide the opportunity official involved of the religious
all-out atomic attack on the in contradistinction to the rab- 1941 and 1942. More than 140 for older people to undertake significance of the covering of
United States than members of bis of other cloths.
witnesses were heard. The ver- new experiences according to heads."
their own capacities and inclina-
other religious groups, accord-
Honestly. It makes no sense dict will be rendered today.
Hughes asserted he was call-
ing the matter to the attention
ing to a study by sociologists for Orthodox rabbis not to have
The jury court, having enlist- tion.
Patterned after similar "day of New Jersey's Chief - Justice
of the University of California beards.
ed the aid of two experts on
Center for international popula-
However, if you think I'm a contemporary history, will seek residence" plans in other major Weintraub "so that steps may
tion and urban research work- bit looney in this advocacy, just to determine whether and to communities in the . United be taken to avoid this some-
ing under contract for the listen to what an Orthodox what degree the defendant was States, the Levindale program is times innocent but nevertheless
the first of its kind offered by embarrassing interference i n
United States Office of Civilian Philadelphian had to say on the responsible for the crimes.
any social agency in Baltimore. this religious principle."
subject at the recent convention
Manny Malman and Marvin
The hypothetical study was of the Union of Orthodox Rab- Israel Cabinet Okays
Schapiro are the co-chairmen of Israel Plans to House
made for the government at bis of the United States and
the pilot project. Louis M. Balk,
Berkley, Calif., where the uni- Canada. Not only did this rabbi Service Credit to
versity research center is lo- come up with a proposal that Underground Veterans the Home's director of social ac- 2,100 Immigrants from
tivities, pointed out that no pres-
cated. Dr. David M. Heer, head all Orthodox rabbis raise beards
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel's sures will be exerted on day South America in '63
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The
of the research group, pointed as a sign of distinction from cabinet has decided
to grant serv- residents to participate in any
Housing Ministry announced it
out that it was assumed a major their non-Orthodox fellow-rab- ice credit to government em-
attack would kill more city bis but that the Orthodox cler- ployees who had served in the ongoing activities while they are had completed a detailed plan
dwellers than ' rural residents gymen call themselves "daya- Irgun Zvai Leumi and Lechi, the at Levindale.
for housing for 2,100 immigrants
and hit the East and West coasts nirn," judges, instead of "rab- formerly non-recognized under-
from South America expected to
harder than the Midwest and bis." Indiscriminate application ground organizations active be- Bar-Ilan University
arrive during the 1963-64 period.
The housing will provide four
of the word "rabbi" to the spir- fore the establishment of the Awards 65 Degrees
Since Jews are concentrated itual leaders of the various state. The veterans of the two
different types in size and their
Sixty-five students were grant- general standard will be some-
in big cities, they would be schools of Jewish faith, he said, groups will now receive the same
harder hit than other groups, was a misnomer, a misleading credit for pension purposes al- ed degrees at Bar-Ilan Univer- what higher than that of most
sity's fourth commencement ex-
according to the accepted hy- title, a semantic error.
ready granted to government em- ercises held in the Schleifer immigrant housing and the dif-
pothesis. A similar situation
ference in cost will be paid for
I wouldn't go so far as to ployees who formerly worked for
would affect Roman Catholics deprive rabbis of their well- the Jewish Agency, the Vaad Auditorium in Ramat Gan, Is- by the users. The Ministry said
to some extent. The final report earned titles and designations Leumi and employees of t h e
550 of the units would be built
covering the hypothetical study —not even if it meant reducing mandatory regime, and whose Moshe Jammer, rector of the in kibbutzim and the rest in
will be submitted to the govern- confusion into clarity — but I periods of service in the pre-
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.
received the degree A $4,000 mortgage will be avail-
ment June 1.
rather fancy the idea of Ortho- state groups are added to their of Fifty-four
Bachelor of Arts in the four able for all types of the housing.
dox rabbis clothed in the aura government service for pension Faculties
of the University: Jew-
The Assembly of David and of tradition—beards.
ish Studies, Linguistics & Litera-
House of Shelter, organized in In Memoriam . . . H. Leivick
In 1917 the Jewish Welfare
ture, Humanities and Social Sci- Board, now the National Jew-
1897 by East-European Jews, is
H. Leivick, who died last
now the Jewish House of Shel- week in New York City at the Convention of Jewish Charities ences, and Natural Sciences and ish Welfare Board, was estab-
Mathematics. Eleven received the
ter, a member agency of the age of 74, was a giant in Yid- in
the United States was held degree of Master of Arts in lished. It is a beneficiary of the
Jewish Welfare Federation.
Jewish Welfare Federation's
dish literature, a literature that in Detroit.
Natural and Social Sciences.
annual Allied Jewish Campaign.
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