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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-03-29

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, Ma rch 29, 1963 --

Richards' Information Bureau
Issues Fleg's Literary Study

Edmond Fleg, the famous
French-Jewish poet, essayist and
novelist, will be 90 next year.
He remains active and creative
and one of his most effective
recent works, "Brief Survey of
Jewish Litera-
ture," has just
been made
available to
English read-
ers, in a trans-
lation by Ei-
leen Ellen-
bogen.
Sharing in
the importance
of the publi-
cation. of the
48 page bro-
chure contain-
ing Fleg's
study is the
act that it
was published
by the Jewish
Richards Information
Bureau, which is directed and
supervised by one of American
Jewry's most eminent writers
and Jewish leaders, who, now
in his 86th year, daily is at his
desk at the JIB office at 250
W. 57th St., replying to queries
about Jewish happenings, en-
couraging authors, criticizing
where necessary and inspiring
more often.
Richards, as the first exec-
utive secretary of the Ameri-
can Jewish Congress, as a
Zionist leader, as a newspa-
perman, as a leader in Jewish
movements, has won the re-
spect and admiration of scores
of leading American Jews.
He has succeeded in interest-
ing Samuel Lemberg of New
York in making possible the
publication of the Fleg booklet.
It was thanks to Lemberg that
Richards previously was able
to publish another brochure,
Organizing American Jewry."
The Fleg study is a remark-
able summary of Jewish litera-
ture through the ages. Offering
the simplest and most concise
introduction to Jewish lore and
learning, it is certain to be a
boon to Jewish students and the
new generation of Jewish read-
ers will be especially helped
by it.
To survey the vast accumula-
tion of Jewish literature—aside
from the cherished sacred texts
—that' has come down to us
from the beginning of Jewish
history and has been published
and interpreted in many lan-
guages, is an undertaking that
seems almost impossible of
achievement. Yet Edmond Fleg
accomplished this challenging
task.
The booklet, which, beginning
with the Bible and Talmud,
brings the story of Jewish let-
ters down to the latest Jewish
novels and poems in different
languages, will be distributed
by the Jewish . Information Bit-
reau, Inc., among its members

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made available to the public at
60c per copy.
. The publication, appearing
under the title "Brief Survey
of Jewish Literature," carries
an introduction by Prof. Cecil
Roth, whose essay is called
"Edmond Fleg: An Apprecia-
tion". Included in the volume
is also a silhouette, descrip-
tive of the personality of the
author, written by another
English-Jewish admirer.
Edmond Fleg published his
first volume of poems, "Ecoute,
Israel" (Hear 0 Israel), in 1913.
Since then, his poetic gifts and
rare vision have found expres-
sion in a number of volumes
tracing the history of Judaism
and Jewish thought through the
centuries. These works, includ-
ing his widely acclaimed 'Jewish
anthology, the lives of Moses
and of Solomon, have brought
him ever increasing fame. Not
least notable was his striking
autobiographical account "Why
I am a Jew".
In another phase of his activi-
ties, M. Fleg has made lasting
contributions to French litera-
ture, including the writing of a
number of plays of both a gen-
eral and Jewish character.
J.I.B. received from M. Fleg
a gracious letter granting per-
mission to reprint his book and
conveying his greetings to
American Jewry.

Oakton Resort Offers
Spring Vacation Rate

Oakton Manor, southern Wis-
consin resort hotel, announces
its spring vacation special. Dur-
ing the period from March 29
through April 29 children under
10 years of age free (limit two
pe room) occupying the same
room with two adults paying
full adult rate.
In addition to Oakton's cui-
sine, a program of 101 activities
are available to the guests. Dick
Krohl and his orchestra head
up the entertainment program.
Oakton's tropical swimming
pool and health spa help make
an Oakton vacation outstanding.
For information and reserva-
tions, call the Detroit area rep-
resentative, Mr. Isadore J. Gold-
stein, EL 6-7555.

Ben-Zvi Grants
Amnesty to Man
Guilty of Treason

Seville Hotel Starts 'Off-Season' Rates

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM. — President
Ben-Zvi granted amnesty Tues-
day to Prof. Kurt Sitte, a non-
Jew who was found guilty of
contact with foreign agents and
sentenced to five years impris-
onment at the end of 1960.
A noted scientist in Czecho-
slovakia, Dr. Sitte came to
Israel and joined the faculty of
the Israel Institute of Technol-
ogy at Haifa.
In granting amnesty, Presi-
dent . Ben-Ziv acted on the
recommendations of scientists
in Israel and abroad. Dr. Sitte
had been scheduled for release
in October for good behavior.
He is now expected to be re-
leased on Sunday.

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Collins Avenue and 29th St.,
Miami Beach, in the heart of
the Gold Coast, maintains year
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facilities that winter guests en-
joy, with rates practically halved
during this period.
For the first time, a low spe-
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offered to attract bachelors and
bachelorettes. The Seville has
long been a favorite of fun-lov-
ing social minded young folks
who like the easy accessibility
to golf courses, water skiing,

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JOHANNESBURG, (JTA) —
The contributions of the South
African Jewish community to
the welfare and progress of the
nation were lauded by C. F.
Odell, South Africa's Deputy
Secretary for Social Welfare,
and J. F. Oberholzer, the city's
new mayor. The officials spoke
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South African Jewry's leading
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Roosevelt University _
Dedicates Ratner Chair
in Jewish Literature

The establishment of the David
and Milton Ratner Chair in Jew-
ish Culture and Literature at
Roosevelt University was inau-
gurated at the Standard Club in
Chicago.
Dr. Edward J. Sparling, presi-
dent of the university, expressed
his thanks to Dr. Ratner for pro-
viding the funds that made possi-
ble the chair stated that he hoped
that "this program will contrib-
ute the culture and intellectual
enrichment not only of the local
community but of the nation as
well."

To Form Israeli Branch
of Jewish Book Council
JERSALEM. — An Israeli
branch of the JWB - sponsored
Jewish Book Council of Amer-
ica is being organized to de-
velop a greater appreciation of
American Jewish literature in
Israel.
The organizing committee
consists of Dr. Sol Liptzin, visit-
ing lecturer at Technion-Haifa
and honorary president of the
Jewish Book Council, Dr. Jack
Cohen, Prof. Alexander Dush-
kin, Mrs. Israel Goldstein and
David Breslau. The committee
will invite other Americans now
living in Israel to participate in
setting up the Israeli branch of
the Jewish Book Council of
America and is in charge of an
exhibit of American Jewish
books at the first Jerusalem In-
ternational Book Fair, to be
held at Jerusalem Convention
Hall, April 20-28.

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