The Fire-Eaters of Jerusalem
And Mr. Mendelson, ever-amiable
Mr. Mendelson, the social lion of
our company, shuffled with them,
his arms raised in ecstasy, chant-
ing "bim, bawm, birri, birri,
bawm . • ."
But once again, our attention
was diverted. A crowd had gath-
ered in the street near our bus.
By the time we arrived, a sizeable
mob had gathered. In their midst,
dwarfed by the Mea Shearim-niks,
was a policeman. He was obviously
"Lo, lo, lo," he repeated, shak-
ing his head. They gathered
around him more tightly. "B'vak-
JUNE WILL Bl "Father and
asha " he begged, waving his
Son Month" at Knights of Pythias,
arms in dismay. But the knot
Detroit Lodge No. 55 . . . A gala
month is expected and the K of P
Before we knew what had hap- 55'ers are ready to go all out in
pened, the officer threw up his concerted effort toward this event
hands, the people dispersed, and . . . Included will be the ritualistic
all was over.
classes whereby members can
"What happened?" we asked bring in their father, son or sons
for membership without initiation
"They want to build another fee.
fire in the street, and I said they
HARRIET TURNER sub - teach-
ing recently at a school in Center-
"Now what?" we persisted.
line, tells of having her class
"Now they're going to build an-
write a homework composition ti-
other fire in the street."
tled, "My Dog" . . . After she
Lag b' Omer in Jerusalem.
read all the compositions, Harriet
called up one boy and said, "Your
ADL Launches Drive
composition, 'My Dog,' is the same
your brother's—word for word."
for $4 Million ; Honors as
. . . The answer, "Yes mam. It's
the same dog."
Sen. Javits, Ribicoff
ALL PROCEEDS from "Night of
NEW YORK (JTA) — Senators
Abraham A. Ribicoff of Connecti- Games" by Mr. and Mrs. Group of
cut and Jacob K. Javits of New City of Hope, May 3, at Sholem
York received the Human Rights Aleichem Institute on Greenfield,
Award of the Anti-Defamation will be sent to the hospital at
League of Bnai Brith at a dinner Duarte, Calif., for research in
marking the opening of the 1964 man's combat against catastrophic
ADL $4.3 million appeal; Both diseases . . . For tickets, call Eve-
senators urged support of the civil lyn Lewis, LI 8-7744.
rights bill, but warned that pass-
LAUGH A LITTLE with Joe
age of the measure would solve Snider . . . and his favorite story
no problems unless "the ultimate of the last ten years . . . about the
responsibility for civil rights" is two bopsters who were watching
accepted by individual Americans. the show, "Peter Pan," when sud-
denly Mary Martin began flying
Moscow's May Day Parade
through the air . . . One bopster
to Bid For Friendship
turned to the other and gasped, "I
of Egypt and Algeria
thought they didn't allow smoking
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Egypt in this theater!"
and Algeria were singled out for
FORMER DETROITERS, Honey
greetings among the hundreds of and Irving Weinstein (she is the
slogans issued by the Central Com- former Honey Higer), celebrated
mittee of the Soviet Communist their 15th Wedding Anniversary in
Party for the May Day parade, California . . . Honey, a June '46
according to Moscow Radio, moni- graduate of Central High, writes
tored here. Some of the slogans of losing contact with Detroiters
are "warm greetings to the people and expresses desire to hear from
of the Arab countries" "warm them . . . She is planning a trip
greetings to the heroic people of to Detroit this summer and longs
Algeria;" "warm greetings to the to get in touch with her old
peoples of the United Arab Re- friends . . . Honey's address is
public. May friendly relations de- 11321 South Groveland Ave., Whit-
velop between the Soviet Union tier, California.
and the United Arab Republic."
REMEMBER . . . for tickets to
the Mizrachi Women, Fannie Gluck
Unemployment insurance, which
depends on both Federal and state Chapter Donor Luncheon, May 5,
law, was created in Michigan as at Bnai David . . . call Gloria Rad-
a result of the Social Security Act ner, UN 4-7391.
LOOKING BACK ON COL-
UMNS OF YESTERYEARS
APRIL 11, 1952 .. . Accountant
Irving Magy relaxing after a hec-
tic time of income tax returns .. .
BY HENRY LEONARD
"My vacation is just not to see
another figure," says Iry . . . Cus-
tum tailor Steve Petix standing
outside his men's clothing store on
Six Mile Rd. listening to the busi-
ness woes being passed on by a
merchant in the vicinity . . . Steve
opened his new ready-made clothes
department . .. and is doing a ter-
rific job with his tailored to fit
reputation around town . . . The
woe-filled merchant was telling it
to the wrong guy! . . . Composi-
tion of a new Bnai Brith song by
Isadore Schneider of Brandeis
Lodge . . . with lyrics by Helen
Baker, assisted in no small meas-
ure by Al Bounin, BB membership
secretary . .. Milt Demain looking
dapper as he keeps in condition
after reducing from 300 pounds to
about 180 . . . (Please, ladies, we
don't know how he did it ) . . .
Irving Sosnick throwing out his
sports calendar for a new one . . .
after journeying to Toronto for the
hockey play-off game between that
city and the Detroit Red Wings ...
and then discovering the game was
"My philosophy of life? it's very
scheduled for the next night!
BY CHARLOTTE HYAMS
"Oy, I can't go. My arches have
fallen." Mrs. Rosenbaum was
So the rest of us, buoyed by
promises of adventure distributed
liberally by our guide Moshe,
boarded the bus for Mea Shearim.
It was one of those cool Jerusa-
lem evenings when the soft, allur-
ing breeze runs through your hair
and tickles your ear, whispering
all the while, "Come on, come on.
What are you standing around for?
There's excitement tonight!"
There was excitement all right.
Even Mr. Harrison could feel it:
"I don't feel so good," he decided.
"I think I'll stay on the bus." No
one argued with Mr. Harrison.
After three weeks of his company,
we knew he would be at the head
of the line when we debarked.
Through the dark, winding
streets, up and down the hills
we rode, never missing a pot-
hole. And then, as we rounded
a corner, a huge pillar of smoke
billowed up from a courtyard to
our left, and a ball of orange
flame hurtled tow a r d the
It was Lag b' Omer in Jerusa-
The three "youngsters" of our
group (we were between the ages
of 20 and 25, so were immediately
adopted by our elders) beat Mr.
Harrison off the bus.
Running toward the courtyard,
we barely listened to Moshe, "Hey,
keep together . . ."
There, in a scene out of one
of those fantastic shtetl drawings,
children with long ear-locks and
frock coats were racing about like
jolly little demons feeding the
fires of—well, you know . . .
Tires, cardboard boxes — any-
thing they could get their sooty
hands on—went into that bonfire,
their eternal light that would
never die . . . at least not until
mother would say it's bedtime.
And niother? Yes, she was there,
standing by silently with her sis-
ters. This night was not theirs.
Back and forth the boys gal-
loped, approaching the flames
as far as courage, - and heat,
would allow — each time getting
closer . .. and blacker.
We were interlopers. The woman
stared at us; and we felt like
Times Square garishness and tra-
veling-salesman boldness all rolled
In a minute our uneasiness was
forgotten; we heard music. The
men had formed a circle and
started a dance.
Suddenly, Danny whispered,
"Hey, isn't that Mr. Mendelson?"
We looked across the yard. Sure
enough, in the center of the circle
was Mr. Mendelson. Around and
around they shuffled, the teachers,
the patriarchs of Mea Shearim.
simple, Max. Whatever is . . . is wrong!"
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, April 24, 1964
Israel Exporting Half
of Military Production
Reports Belgium, Italy
Stymie Israel in Euromart
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Deputy De-
fense Minister Shimon Peres re-
ported that Israel's military indus-
try exports 50 per cent of its out-
put, mainly Uzzi submachine guns.
Addressing a foreign press lunch-
eon, Peres said that, thus far, 250,-
000 Uzzis have been sold to foreign
countries. He noted that Israeli
military missions were now func-
tioning in 14 African countries,
mainly in helping to establish
youth battalions and Nahal units.
GENEVA.—The Journal de Eve
asserted in an article Wednesday
that Israel's efforts to achieve some
kind of trade pact with the Euro-
pean Common Market nations were
being obstructed by Belgium and
Italy, two of the Euromart nations.
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
Among the export products for
which Israel is seeking tariff re-
ductions from the Euromat nations
are fruits and vegetable juices.
Jewish Educators to Meet
The third round of talks between
at 38th Annual Conclave
European Economic Community and
The 38th annual conference of Israeli negotiators which began this
the National Council for Jewish month are currently in suspension
Education will be held at the while informal talks are being held.
Breakers Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J.,
May 21, it was announced by Dr.
Elazar Goelman, president of the
National Council for Jewish Educa-
tion and Dean of Gratz College,
Philadelphia. Matthew Mosenkis,
consultant, Jewish Education Com-
mittee, New York, is chairman of
(Bet. Stimson and Peterboro)
the program committee, and
Samuel J. Borowsky is general
secretary of the Council.
80,000 Jews in Iran
The Jewish community of Iran,
which dates back to Biblical times,
now numbers some 80,000 persons,
about half of whom live in the
capital city, Teheran, with other
Jewish communities in Shiraz, Is-
tahan and other cities.
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