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November 22, 1963 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-11-22

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(Copyright, 1963, JTA, Inc.)

Dr. Joseph Burg, the Israeli
cabinet minister who is due here
shortly for an Israel Bond tour,
recently represented his coun-
try at the exercises celebrating
the Ivory Coast's independence.
In the long drive from the
American air field, Dr. Burg
being a religious minded Jew,
put on his tefillin (phylacteries)
in the cab and began reciting
his morning prayers. The straps
around his hand, the little box
on his arms and forehead,
puzzled the cab driver and when
he saw the lips of Dr. Burg
moving—he put two and two
together. As soon as the car
came into a more settled area,
the chauffeur stopped the cab,
jumped into a telephone booth
and calling the police notified
them that he had a passenger
who with a secret radio was
communicating to the enemy.
Fortunately, when Dr. Burg
arrived in the city, the police
had nothing to do as there was
a delegation from the Ivory
Coast government waiting to
welcome the delegate from Is-
A good Jew would agree that
the tefillin are really a secret
radio, communicating with God.
Tefillin comes from Tefilla,
meaning prayer, and the first
wireless messages were prayers.
Old Joke
There is an old joke about a
good Jew putting on his tefillin
in a hospital ward. An Irishman,
occupying an adjacent bed was
filled with admiration. When
some of the Irishman's friends
came visiting him, Murphy re-
marked on the remarkable Jew:
"Every morning he takes his
own blood pressure."
Boycott and Girlcott
Golda Meir is back in this
country briefly for some UN
debating. When Israel's lady
Foreign Minister was in this
country last, she gave a recep-
tion for the women diplomats
associated with the UN. The
Arab delegates tried to prevail
upon I n d i a's representative,
Madame Pandit, Nehru's sister,
not to attend the reception of
Mrs. Meir, but Madame Pandit
refused to yield. She said:
"The happiest years of my
diplomatic service were those
spent in Moscow with Mrs. Meir
when she represented Israel in
Russia and I was India's envoy."
The Arabs are really not very
smart in fighting a woman. A
boycott maybe all right but a
"girlcott" is something e 1 s e.
Suppose they had won and kept
Nehru's daughter from attend-
ing. What then? The Arab tactics
recall the story of Egypt's boy-
cott of Danny Kaye's pictures.

Israel Will Benefit
from U.S. Turkey Pact
United States has arranged for
a complicated four-country bar-
ter pact for the sale of Turkish
chrome to the United States
with the aid of Israel and Po-
The United States will im-
port Turkish chrome and pay
for it with farm surplus prod-
ucts. The farm products will
be supplied to Israel and Po-
land. Those two will complete
the agreement by sending Tur-
key products of equal value
under current agreements they
have with Turkey.
For Israel, the pact amounts
to orders for $4,000,000 worth
of products with an option for
$5,000,000 in sales. Israel will
send tires, chemicals, plastics,
newsprint and semi-finished
products to Turkey.

Tuberculosis will remain a
problem as long as active TB
sufferers remain undetected.
Christmas Seal contributions aid
the work of finding people who
need treatment.

"If they do that," said Danny
Kaye, "I won't eat halva."
The Russians Invented It
Morris Margulies, who for a
long time was Secretary of the
Zionist Organization of America,
toured Russia and he is back
with the information that there
is something after all that the
Russians really invented — a
story about Rockefeller's Jew-
Everywhere ne went in Russia,
speaking to Jews in Moscow,
Leningrad and Odessa, he would
hear Jews say to him: "It really
was not nice for a Jew like
Rockefeller to divorce his wife."
Margulies said all the Jews
were sure that Rockefeller was
a Jew. Margulies asked the
source of the belief, all an-
swered that the Russian paper,
Izvestia, had called Rockefeller
"a Jewish imperialist."
The two leading Russian
papers are Izvestia and Pravda.
Izvestia means News, and
Pravda means truth. There is a
current Russian witticism to the
effect that there is no Pravda in
Izvestia and no Izvestia in

Anne Simon to Wed
Sanford Sulkes

U.S. Awards Grant
to Israeli Scientist
HAIFA, (JTA) — The United
States Department of Agriculture
has awarded a grant of 313,000
Israel pounds ($114,000) to Dr.
Michael Cais of the chemistry
department of the Technion-
Israel Institute of Technology to
finance basic research on organo-
metallic compounds. The grant
will be administered through the
Technion Research and Develop-
ment Foundation.

Will GIVE Your

Bar Mitzvah Boy


"Music At Its Best

For Your Guests"

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Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Simon
of Wildwood Ave., Oak Park,
announced at a recent family
dinner-party the engagement of
their daughter, Anne Lydia, to
Sanford Jerome Sulkes, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sulkes of
Cherrylawn Ave.
The future bridegroom is a
senior at Michigan State Uni-
versity. A late August wedding
is planned.


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THURSDAY* .A.T 9:a 0 A.M.

S See these fabulous animated floats Ss they
FLOAT move merrily along, accompanied by real
live characters from storybook land. Christmas Carol,
2vlother Goose, Puss in Boots, King Arthur of Walt Disney's
Sword in the Stone —just a few of the
wonderful characters waiting to greet you. i V
An exciting line - up of the children's favorites appear in
person to delight their fans. Watch B'wana Don, Captain.


Jolly, Morgus the Magnificent, Poopdeck Paul, Larry and
Jerry, Johnny Ginger, Ricky the Clown and Bozo as they
send out cheery greetings. Marching clowns
tuld children accompany their float, too.
Hear the tubas, trumpets and drums from Detroit-area high
schools: Catholic Central, Melvindale, Redford, Ferndale,
Birmingham Groves, Hamtramck; and from Elkton-


Pigeon-Bayport, Ypsilanti, Brighton and Napoleon, Ohio.

33 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, Nov. 22, 1963

First Wireless-Prayer; Dr. Joseph Burg's
Tefillin Incident in Taxi Is Recalled

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