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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-31

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Friday, January 31, 1964—THE DETROIT JEW SH NEW S- 18

Israel Army Weapon for Welding Rochelle Greenblatt Yeshivah Buys Seven-Mile Annex;
Proud New Citizens of Jewish State Weds Arthur Berlin Girls' Classes, Kindergarten There

By WALTER FARBER
Editor's Note: The following
article is a portion of a larger
paper prepared by Mr. Farber,
director of Cong. Bnai Moshe
Religious School, which was sub-
mitted to Wayne State Univer-
sity toward credit for his doc-
torate.
* * *
The Israel Defense Army is
one of the most important in-
struments in helping to assimi-
late and absorb the thousands
of adults who have entered the
country in large numbers for
about a decade.
Tzahal, the Israel Defense
'Forces, is intrinsically no dif-
ferent than any other army.
Its power of resistance is at-
tained by the army's record of
victories, particularly if still
with in living memory.
The unique feature of Tzahal,
setting it apart from other
armies. may at first glance
appear to be a purely civil one,
but on closer examination it
proves to be an important se-
curity measure—the absorption
of immigrants and their inte-
gration within the new society
of Israel.
In Tzahal, education and
welfare are not considered as
affecting only a particular
soldier. In its broad-scale edu-
cational program, their ap-
proach is intended for the
large number of recruits who
are new immigrants, as well as
for a large number of those
who have been in the country
four, five and even ten years
but have not struck roots.
Language is the one medium
of communication t h r o u g h
which a person can absorb the
culture of his nation and its
creative works, imbibe its set
of values and aspirations as
well as identify himself with
its fate—learn to love his coun-
try and strengthen his personal
ties and national consciousness.
Young men spend 21/2 years
in the army while young women
spend two years. During these
months, they receive intensive
training in Hebrew-speaking
courses as well as reading and
writing of the language.
All those in the army are
given a background in Hebrew,
literature, arithmetic. Jewish
and general history, Bible and
civics. The equivalent of eight
years of training is given to
these young men and women
through the 350 to 550 periods
of study.
The army has served as a
center of genuine integration
and enlightment for many of
its immigrant soldiers. In one
tent, their may be a number of .
soldiers from various coun-
tries with absolutely different
mentalities, habits, reactions
and ways of thought. •
For a period of 2/ years
there may be a conglomerative
unit of the following living un-
der one roof: boys from Yemen,
Morocco, Iraq, Poland and
Romania and s a b r as from
Petach Tikvah and Ein Harod.
These young men will live to-
gether, use the same slang, eat
the same food and be punished
by the same code. This siuta-
tion cannot but help to create
a mutual understanding.
The officers of Tzahal are al-
ways in a state of promoting
f u r t her self-enlightenment.
They attend seminars, courses
and symposia conducted by ed-
ucators and sociologists from
the universities as well as by
experienced officers. This is
the accepted philosophy, "A
soldier is a person, not a cog
in a machine." This idea ac-
cording to Dr. Raphael Petai,
in charge of the Herzl Institute
in New York City, has par-
ticularly taken hold of late
more than in the early '50's.
In the past four or five years
it has been pointed out though
acculturation seems to be the
best approach in saturating the
immigrant soldier with Israeli

goals, it is of great importance
not to belittle the cultures
these men have brought with
them and that have formed
their lives and influenced their
thinking. The idea of living in
unity amid diversity is a fresh-
er attitude that is being prac-
ticed on the educational level.
Different cultures brought in
by immigrants from their east-
ern homes are now being en-
couraged since diversity, it is
maintained, makes for a hap-
pier and better adjusted citi-
zen. This attitude is the newest
approach in dealing with this
complex problem.
The army has proVed its
power of assimilating the
Oriental Jewish community
with the Ashkenazi. A closer
friendship has been created
among children of the Ash-
kenazi and Sephardi groups.
This influence has proved itself
by the fact that frequency of
intermarriage between Oriental
and Ashkenazi Jews is several
times higher in the army than
in civilian life.

WSU Economics Dept.
Holding Samuel Levin
Essay Competition

The Wayne State University
Department of Economics has
announced the 1963-64 econom-
ics essay competition for the
Samuel M. Levin Award.
Entries may be submitted by
any undergraduate or graduate
student who is currently en-
rolled in any school or college
of Wayne State. Undergraduate
and graduate entries will be
judged separately, and the de-
partment will award a prize of
$150 in each category.
All essays, accompanied by
a completed entry form, must
be submitted on or before May
1. Winners will be announced
June 1.
The Levin
Economics
Award Fund
w a s created
by donations
to the univer-
sity to honor
prof. Emeritus
Samuel M.
Levin, who re-
tired in June,
1958.
Prof. Levin, Prof. Levin
the author of many essays and
articles on labor problems and
social sciences, served the uni-
versity and its predecessor in-
stitutions for 43 years prior to
his retirement. He was initially
in charge of all social science
teaching at the College of the
City of Detroit (later, Wayne
University), and was the first
chairman of the department of
economics, a position he occu-
pied until 1953.
Prof. and Mrs. Levin have
continued to live in Detroit
since hiS retirement.
For information and entry
forms, call or write to the De-
partment of Economics, 972
David Mackenzie Hall.

Kvutzah to Hear Talk
on Moses Hess, Book

Moses Hess, forerunner of
modern Zionism, and his book
"Rome and Jerusalem" will be
discussed at a meeting of the
Hebrew-speaking Kvutzah Ivrit
9 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish
Center.
Speaker will be local histori-
an Wolf Snyder. Mr. Snyder, on
the boards of United Hebrew
Schools and Hillel Day School,
received his BA degree in
history from the City College of
New York and his MA in histo-
ry from the University of
Pennsylvania.
Author of a two-volume
syllabus of Jewish history, he
has done research at Columbia
University under Prof. Salo
Baron.

The Beth Jacob day school Zedek school building, va-
for girls, of the Yeshivah Beth cated a year and a half ago
Yehudah, will hold classes in when the congregation moved
the former Shaarey Zedek An- to Southfield, is the first
nex, 13755 W. Seven Mile, be- phase in the relocation of Beth
ginning Monday.
Yehudah from its main center
on Dexter, home of the Yes-
Purchase of the annex was
made recently by the Beth Ye- hivah for 22 years.
hudah schools. Other classes to
Land at 101/2 Mile Road, and
be housed there are the kinder- Greenfield has been purchased
garten, now in session at the and plans drawn for construc-
Daniel Laven Building on Dex- tion of the future main campus
ter Ave., and the afternoon Tal- of the Yeshivah in Southfield.
mud Torah, which has been
Ground will be broken March
meeting at the Northwest 15 for the classroom wing. Esti-
Young Israel on Wyoming Ave. mated cost of this addition to
Acquisition of the Shaarey the proposed center will be
$250,000.
Relocation and building plans
LA Academy Dean
will be outlined for officers and
delegates of the Synagogue
to Speak in Detroit
Council
for the Yeshivah at a
Rabbi Simcha Wasserman,
dean of the West Coast Talmu- meeting Sunday morning.
dical Academy in Los Angeles, Services at 8 a.m. at the "Polishe
Shul" on Wyoming will be fol-
will address
lowed by breakfast.
the annual
rnelavah mal-
Weizmann Society
ka given by
the Friends of
Arranges 12th Banquet
the Academy
Chaim Weizmann Society will
8:30 p.m. Feb.
hold its 12th annual banquet and
15 at North-
dance Sunday evening at Oak
west Young
Manor.
Israel.
Rabbi Israel Halpern of Con-
Rabbi Was-
gregation Beth Abraham will be
serman, f o r -
guest speaker, and Aaron Rosen-
merly of De-
berg will be toastmaster.
troit's Yeshi-
vath Beth Ye-
hudah, is the
SAM ROSENBLAT
founder of the
Master of Ceremonies
West Coast in-
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stitution. Wasserman
Dance and Entertainment
For reservations, call Raye
Band
Kaplan, UN 1-1508.

MRS. ARTHUR BERLIN

Rochelle Deborah Greenblatt
was wed to Arthur Dale Berlin
Jan. 28 at a ceremony per-
formed by Rabbi Benjamin
Gorrelick at Raleigh House.
The couple are the children
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Green-
blatt of 17577 Kentucky and
Dr. and Mrs. Herman Berlin of
25180 Rue Versailles, Oak Park.
The bride wore a gown of
ivory peau de soie with a high
neckline, long sleeves, fitted
cummerbund and xvateau chapel
train. The bell skirt and heir-
loom mantilla were of Brussels
lace.
Matron of honor was Mrs.
William Lefkofsky. Sharon
Greenblatt was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Barbara Ber-
lin, Wendy Sax, and Beth Ros-
enthal.
Best man was Conrad Siegal
the bridegroom's brother, of
Party Arrangement Specialist
Harrisburg, Pa. Ushers were
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Richard Roberts, Jeffrey Bern-
stein, Seymour Kliger and Wil- on Culture of Israel
Poet and novelist Chaim Grade
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Following a honeymoon in will speak on the cultural and
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ADELMAN-GERMAN—At a visit.
Refreshments will be served.
candlelight ceremony at Raleigh
CALL MR. ROSEN 341-4141
House recently Ann Adrienne Guests invited.
German and Sheldon Adelman
were united in marriage. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and
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Larry Friedman. Following a
honeymoon in Chicago, the
couple will live in Orlando,
Florida.

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