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May 15, 1964 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-05-15

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'Ruth' Story From 'Graphic History' 3 Girls, Boy Win
Timely for Shavuot is the fol- takes his wife Naomi and two sons
lowing excerpt from "The Graphic Mahlon and Chilion to the land of Jewish Agency's
History of the Jewish Heritage," Moab. There they remain ten
edited by P. Wollman-Tsamir and years. After Elimelech's death, his U.S. Bible Contest

published by Shengold:
The scroll of Ruth is an idyllic
tale describing peaceful rural life
in Judah during the time of the
Judges. It tells the story of a fam-
ily from Bethlehem. In a time of
famine, the father, Elimelech,

\ Ford's Lab Chief
Speak at 44th
Schools Meeting

Dr. Jacob E. Goldman, director
of the scientific laboratory at Ford
Motor Co., will be guest speaker
at the 44th annual meeting of the
United Hebrew Schools and dedi-
cation of its Safran Li b r a r y
Cocktails will
be served at 6:15
p.m. in the Kasle
Lounge, and a
buffet dinner at
7 in the audito-
rium of the
Esther Berman
The library, an
enlargement of
the original UHS
facility, was made
possible by the
generosity of
Hyman a n d
David Safran, in
whose honor it is named.

Hyman (left) and David Safran

Dr. Goldman, an alumnus of
Yeshiva University, has served as
consultant to the Atomic Energy
Commission. Office of Secretary
of Defense and the Naval Ordnance
Laboratory. He received his Ph.D.
from the University of Pennsyl-
vania at age 22, and has been on
the faculty of Carnegie Institute
of Technology and visiting profes-
sor at Massachusetts Institute of

New Building at
Grossinger Club

sons marry Moabite women, Orpah
and Ruth. The sons die childless,
and Naomi decides to return home
to Judah. She tells her daughters-
in-law to return to their parents'
homes, but Ruth prefers to accom-
pany Naomi to Judah. In their
poverty, Ruth becomes a gleaner
after the reapers in the field of
Boaz, of the family of Elimelech,
her father-in-law; in time, Boaz
takes Ruth to wife. By this mar-
riage, according to the Biblical in-
junction, the name of the dead is
perpetuated, "that the name of the
dead be not cut off from among
his brethren" (Ruth 4.10). Ruth
becomes the ancestress of King
David, founder of the Davidic
Ruth is portrayed everywhere in
the scroll with an aura of piety
and devotion, as one who under-
stands her duties at all times:
when she cleaves to her mother-
in-law; when she gleans in the
fields; and even when humbling
herself to visit Boaz at night in
the granary to ask him to marry
her, that the name of the dead
might be perpetuated. It is no won-
der that she is chosen to be David's
ancestress. The scroll of Ruth is
suffused with the calm, steady
light of virtue, loyalty, faith and
a deserved reward.

Temple U. to Reschedule
Yom Kippur Registration

complaints by Jewish students and
communal leaders over the sched-
uling of registration and orientation
procedures for next Sept. 16, which
will be Yom Kippur, Temple Uni-
versity here gave assurances that
the schedules will be changed.
A statement by Dr. Paul R. An-
derson, Temple's vice president for
academic affairs, said the schedules
will be reviewed at the next meet-
ing of the university's committee
on academic affairs.
Rabbi Shalom Segal, director of
the Hillel Foundation at Temple,
also told Jewish students that the
mistake will be corrected. Wendy
Roth, president of the student coun-
cil, requested that the university
set a_ general policy concerning
conflicts between religious holi-
days and official university events.

Hebrew Memorial Chapel
to Be Dedicated Soon

The new Hebrew Memorial
Chapel, just completed at 26640
Greenfield near 11 Mile, Oak Park,
will be dedicated 1 p.m. May 24.
The public is invited.
Included among those who will
address the assembly are Rabbi
Isaac Stollman, president of the
Council of Orthodox Rabbis, and
Sidney Shevitz, president of the
Jewish Community Council.
Rabbi David B. Hollander of the
Bronx will d e l i v e r the main
Facilities from the old premises
of Chesed shel Emes, 2995 Joy,
will be moved following the
dedication ceremonies.

Writer Glanz-Leyeles
Is Honored at Age 75

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The construction of a new
eight-story wing, being added to
the main house at the Grossin-
ger Country Club, Grossinger,
N. Y., is scheduled to be ready
for occupancy by the July 4
weekend. It will have 98 large,
luxurious rooms, each with TV
and FM, walk-in closets, dress-
ing alcove, private bath, extra
lavatory, and other features.
Two high-speed elevators will
service the building, which is
to be centrally air-conditioned.
A wing of the new building is
shown above.

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Leading
Yiddish authors, poets and play-
wrights tendered a dinner here in
honor of the 75th birthday of
Aaron Glanz-Leyeles, prominent
essayist, poet and dramatist.
Among the many greetings was
one from Israel's President Zalman
Shazar, who congratulated Glanz-
Leyeles as "a significant playwright,
poet and veteran of Yiddish jour-
Glanz-Leyeles was born in Po-
land and started writing in 1905.
He came to the United States in
1909, and joined the staff of The
Day, now the Day-Jewish Journal,
when that Yiddish daily was estab-
lished in 1914. Among his many
works are three dramas and a
number of volumes of poetry. He is
also known for his translations of
many classical works into Yiddish.

NEW YORK (JTA)—Four Jew-
ish youngsters, three girls and a
boy, were declared winners in the
fifth annual national Bible con-
test sponsored by the department
of education and culture of the
Jewish Agency.
The aim of the contest is to
"promote a greater interest in the
Bible among students of Jewish
schools in the United States and
Canada, with a view to encourag-
ing more extensive reading and
studying of the Bible, and to
strengthen the place of Bible
studies in the curricula of Jewish
The winners were among 63
finalists, all aged 13-16, brought
together for the last round in
the contest at the Jewish Agency
auditorium here. The 63 came
from 29 U.S. and Canadian com-
munities, and had won out in
two earlier elimination rounds
in which more than 15,000 Jew-
ish children had participated.
Two 15-year-old girls, Shoshana
Bacon, of Springfield, Mass., and
Miriam Friedman, of Minneapolis,
shared the first prize in the inter-
mediate Hebrew category. They
will split a round-trip to Israel.
The advanced Hebrew prize, also
a round-trip to Israel, was won by
Esther Rose Freilich, of Far Rock-
away, N.Y. In the English-language
category, the round trip to Israel
was won by David Halperin, 16, of
Levittown, Pa. Miss Freilich, as
the winner in the advanced He-
brew category, will go to Israel
next year to compete in the inter-
national Bible contest to be con-
ducted in Jerusalem on May 6;

Halberstam Writing
Random House Book

David Halberstam of the New
York Times, who has just been
awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his
coverage of the Vietnam war, is
now at work on a book about Viet-
, Nam for Random
House publica-
tion. Halberstam
shared the prize
for reporting of
international af-
fairs with Mal-
, colm W. Browne
of the Associated
In some Wash-
ington circles the
conflict in Viet
Nam was known
as "Halberstam's
Halberstam War" during the
15 months David Halberstam cov-
ered the political and military de-
terioration there for the New York
Times—and very high circles they
were. On more than cne occasion
some of the top Washington offi-
cials — in and out of the State
Department — relied upon Halber-
stam's complete and accurate dis-
patches in preference to their own
The Halberstam book tentatively
titled "The Privileged Few," will
be written as a reporter's narrative
of the fascinating and harrowing
experiences he himself witnessed.
Random House expects to publish
it early in 1965.

Public Discussion Urged
on Russ Anti-Semitism

LONDON (JTA) — Declaring
that he has found "great anxiety"
over the situation of the Jews in
the Soviet Union, Maurice Edel-
man, president of the Anglo-Jew-
ish Association, told a meeting of
the AJA's Council here that "a
public discussion of the condition
of the Jews in Russia is impor-
tant." "A public denunciation of
anti-Semitism, wherever it is es-
tablished, whether in the Soviet
Union or elsewhere, is vital," he

Friday, May 15, 1964

`A Treasury of Jewish Thoughts'

During the first world war, the
Jewish Welfare Board issued a
pocket sized classic containing a
treasury of Jewish quotations
from many sources compiled by
the late Chief Rabbi Hertz of the
British Empire.
In similar form, in much smaller
format, containing a very select
number of quotations, Kt.av Pub-
lishing Co. (65 Suffolk, NY 2) has
issued "A Treasury of Jewish
Thoughts," c o m -
piled by Rabbi
Samuel M. Silver.
It is an attrac-
tive little book
and it is greatly
enhanced by the
splendid illustra-
tions by Ezekiel
Striving to
"stimulate the
reader to go
further in the
pursuit of wis-
dom and to make
n e w discoveries
in the wealth of
Rabbi Silver Jewish lore,"
Rabbi Silver has gathered quota-
tions for this booklet dealing with
the following subjects:
Bar Mitzvah, Brotherhood, Char-
ity, Death, Faith, Family Life, For-
giveness, Friendship, Honesty,
Hospitality, Humility, Joy, Justice,
Kindness, Land of Israel, Learn-
ing, Manners, Marriage, Patriot-
ism, Peace, Pity, Prayer, Repent-
ance, Reverence, Righteousness,
Synagogue, Torah, Truth, Wisdom,
Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom
Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukah, Purim,
Passover, S•havuot.
The sources drawn upon are:
Bible, Talmud, Midrash, Pirke
Avot. Maimonides, Shulhan Arukh,
Emunot Ve-Deot, Ben Sira, Apo-
crypha, Solomon Ion Gabirol, Kad
Ha-Kemah, Sefer Maalot Ha-
Middot, Sifre, Mishnah, Book of

Maccabees, Haggadah, Megillat
Esther, Zohar.
Ktav's publisher, B. Scharfstein,
has hit upon an interesting idea
of making this "Treasury" avail-
able as gifts for Bar Mitzvah
events, testimonials and other_
functions and of distributing them
with inscriptions of the names of
the events. The idea already has
taken hold and the "Treasury"
will be distributed at functions at
the Waldorf Astoria in New York
this month and at other events in
honor of Bar Mitzvahs and other

Lubavitcher Women's Parley
The ninth annual convention of
the Nshei Ubnos Chabad, the Luba-
vitcher women's organization, will
take place in New York City, June
7 and 8.

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