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December 13, 1963 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-12-13

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NEW YORK, (JTA) — Fif-
teen young followers of the
Bratzlaver Rebbe, all of them
from Brooklyn, are en route to
the Soviet Union to pray at the
grave of the Rebbe, in Uman,
Ukrainia, where he was buried
after his death in 1811. The
group, led by Rabbi Zvi Aron
Rosenfeld, was given Soviet
visas permitting the young Has-
sidim to spend four hours in
Uman.
Nahum ben Simchah of Bratz-
lay was the great grandson of
Israel Baal Shem Toy, founder
of Hassidism, and lived in Bratz-
lay. He was the author of many
of the tales centered about the
teachings of the Baal Shem
Tov. After his death, many Has-
sidim refused to recognize any
other Rebbe, continuing to wor-
ship in the name of the Bratz-
laver and making pilgrimages
to the grave of their teacher.
The 15, who left New York
by plane, were to change air-
craft at Moscow for Kiev,
whence they would go by bus
to Uman. After their visit to
Uman, they were scheduled to
go to Israel for five days. Ac-
cording to word received by
the Brooklyn Hassidim from a
descendant of the Brazlaver
still living in Ulman, the Bratz-
laver's original tombstone was
destroyed during World War II,
but the site has been traced
and a new monument erected
there.

Doris Faber's 'Behind Headlines' Describes the Role of Newspapers

As a reporter for the New
York Times, Doris Faber has
acquired an experience and the
basic training that qualifies her
very well to tell the story of
newspapers, and she does it
ably in "Behind the Headlines,"
a dramatic account written for
teen-agers, published by Pan-
theon Books (22 E. 51st, NY22).

It is so dramatic a story about
the role of editors, correspond-
ents and reporters that its in-
formative nature makes it a
genuine textbook for boys and

girls who may aspire to work on
newspapers.

She begins her story by re-
lating how the N. Y. Times' ex-
pert, the scholarly William L.

Laurence, was called into a
private conference, with Arthur
Hays Sulzberger, the newspa-
per's publisher, by Maj. Gen.
Leslie R. Groves, in 1945, to
begin preparing the story of the
atom bomb.
The technique in the prepar-
ation of the Laurence story, its

notated paperback edition of are facing investigation and
A Classic in Paperback
A classic worth noting by the two classics and the com- pioneering by man in the next

plete text is supplemented by half century.
the original John Tenniel illus-
"The next 50 to 100 years
trations.
will see the enormous jungle
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basin of the Amazon River re-
`Secrets Under Antarctica': designed and its forces har-
nessed, the mineral wealth of
Splendid Science Fiction
In "Secrets Under Antarc- the ocean beds as well as the
tica," published by Holt, Rine- Antarctic, tapped.
"All these things lie in the
hart and Winston, (383 Madi-
son, NY 17), Gordon R. Dick- living future of the children
son, in a well-motivated plot growing up right now. Most of
with a 13-year-old boy as the them will live to see these
hero, takes his readers on a things happen. It is a fascinat-
research undertaking in antarc- ing business to unseal these pos-
tica. Robby Hoenig and his sibilities for them through the
father are the central figures in medium of science fiction."
this undertaking which is de-
The adventures on which
scribed by the author in this Robby is taken by Gordon
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright, 1963, JTA, Inc.)
telling explanation:
Dickson in this book makes it
Many people regard the num-
" 'Secret Under Antarctica' is an outstanding work of science
ber 13 as an unlucky number. an exploration of the many un- fiction. It is well illustrated by
This superstition has no basis, known areas of this planet that Charles Geer.
however, in Jewish tradition.
Many good things he Jewish life
are in numbers of thirteen, as
for example the Thirteen Prin-
ciples of Faith and the age of
thirteen when a boy becomes
Bar-Mitzvah. Some ascribe this
superstition to the New Testa-
ment event of the Last Supper at
which there were thirteen dis-
ciples present, one being the
traitor who brought about death.
Others attribute this supersti-
tion to Greek mythology where
world's finest quality
there is a story of the Valhalla
banquet. To this banquet twelve
of the gods were invited. Loki,
"Rich
the spirit of Strife and Mischief,
intruded, making thirteen. Then
in
Balder the favorite of the gods,
Polyunsat-
was killed.

book lovers and those inter-
ested in children's books is
"The Annotated Alice," by
Lewis Carroll, published by
World Forum Books (2231 W.
110th, Cleveland 2).
It contains "Alice's Adven-
tures in Wonderland" and
"Through the Looking Glass,"
with as much annotation as
there is text.
The introduction and notes
are by Martin Gardner.
This is the only fully an-

The Number 13

Sea-fresh
flavor

length, its completeness as to
detail and scientific accurracy,
should serve to encourage news-
men in their efforts to be real-
istic and accurate. Meanwhile,
in the Faber story, we have a
view of newsmen and their
creativity.
From this point her book
proceeds to describe the City
Room, the gathering of news,
the various aspects of news
gathering, the presentation of
factory and the honoring of
secrecy when the nation's se-
curity is involved.
urates"
Doris Faber's "Behind the
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15—THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEWS—Fri day , D ecember 1 3, 1963

15 Hassidim Enroute
to Russia to Visit
Grave of Bratzlaver

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