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Sorrow, Joy Min le at Israel Anniversary

and flags decorated both cities as
Tel Aviv braced for 500,000 visi-

State's.Achievements Hailed
in Shazar and Eshkol Messages

tors joining the area's 1,000,000
residents for the Independence
Day events. About 500.000 were
estimated along the Jerusalem pa-
rade route.
The Air Force display showed
300 planes, including the new
French-built Mirage jets. The
motorized units included United
States Hawk antiaircraft missiles,
tanks, self-propelled guns and
other units.
The celebration was concluded
with the kindling of a torch on
Mount Herzl. Other events were
the second World Jewish Youth
Bible Quiz, awards of Israeli prizes
in music, agriculture and educa-
tion and an Independence Day
Song Festival.
Independence Day messages
were issued by President Zaiman
Shazar and Prime Minister Levi
Eshkol, both of whom hailed the
achievements recorded in the
country's first 17 years and
looked forward to still greater
progress in the years ahead.
President Shazar took particular
note of the call for Arab-Israeli
rapprochement voiced recently by
President Habib Bourguiba of Tu-
nisia. Without mentioning Bour-
guiba, President Shazar stated:
"Yet the blind hatred and dire
threats of our neighbors have not
weakened and world public opinion
still does not fully understand the
dangers implicit in them. But even
this blank wall has now been
slightly breached testifying to
growing awareness in the Arab
world that the differences between

From JTA Wires to The Jewish News

Jews in Israel and the Diaspora recalled their fallen
heroes, first in World War II and then in the War for Inde-
pendence, this week. But soon after, began the celebrations
honoring Israel's 17th anniversary of statehood.
In Jerusalem, observance
of Memorial Day for those
Five of the six major events
who fell in defense of Israel for the celebration were held in
was ushered in Tuesday night Jerusalem. The principal mili-
with a broadcast to the nation tary parade, including the Air
Force display, was in Tel Aviv.
by Premier Levi Eshkol.

Services for Israel's war dead

A display of fireworks, music
and a 2,000-member military
parade were held in Jerusalem
Wednesday night. A military re-
view was in the Hebrew Univer-
sity stadium, attended by Israel's
military leaders.

were held Wednesday throughout
army camps and military ceme-
teries. Veterans parades were held
In Israel's major cities. The closing
Memorial Day rites were held on
Before the parade, hundreds of
Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, and
the start of the celebration of tourists beseiged the Government
Israel's 17th Independence Anni- Tourist Office in Tel Aviv, clamor-

versary began immediately there-
after, with sirens sounding through-
out the country to mark the
opening.
As Israelis swung into celebra-
ton, Tel Aviv became an organ-
ized "city of joy," with entertain-
ment center's dance squares and
song groups all colorfully deco-
rated. Haifa had its traditional
dancing parades on its main
streets. The number of private
celebrations increased again this
year. Local celebrations were
marred by the death of Transport
Minister Israel Bar Yehuda, who
was buried at Yagur Kibbutz near

Haifa. (See story, Page 38.)

ing for tickets. Four thousand
grandstand tickets were snatched
up by the tourists within a few
hours after they were placed on
sale by the tourist office. Many
tourists left disappointed and
angry. Police had to be called to
bar some tourists from trying to
farce their way into the tourist
office.

Officials stressed that nearly
14,000 tickets were set aside this
year for tourists. To mollify dis-
appointed visitors, officials took
hundreds of them Monday night
to watch a full-scale dress re-
hearsal of Army units participat-
ing in the parade. Colored lights us should not be arbitrated by the
sword but by direct negotiations
based on mutual respect between

"I was born in Newark, New Jersey,
12 1947, and lived there my entire life,
except for long summers in Deal, New
Jersey. My father is a dermatologist
and violist and my mother is daughter
tr, the late Berele Chagy, Cantor. - I
grew up among two older sisters, Judy
and Naomi. We all commenced playing
Violin early, though Naomi quit to
Study cello alone. Since I was five, the
family with mother as audience, played
string quartets for fun at concerts.
finally playing on Voice of America,
radio, etc.
"My own poetry grew out of all this
Music. My father taught me early to
love and know long passages of Milton,
Shakespeare, etc. in my early teens, I
began being influenced by the previous
generation: Eliot, Pound, Stevens, W. C.
Williams. In my teens, still mostly at-
tracted to French Symbolists, (Cor-
Were, Laforgue, and Rimbaud especial-
ly, along with Nerval and Verlaine), 'I
began reading the younger poets with
attention to Ginsberg. Upon attending
the Wagner Writers Conference in 1962,
I became friends with Kenneth Koch
and was attracted by his work and the
aesthetics of his friends Ashberry and
O'Hara. My own poetry has become
more strict with its language, I hope,
yet more playful too, under the influ-
ence of Mixchaux and Rene Char.
"I have no degrees from any school
after elementary, having been accepted
to Columbia College after three years
of high school, though given a year to
travel. I traveled to California, staying
in Los Angeles and San Francisco with
relatives. . .
"My violin-playing has mostly been
for my pleasure and that of my family
or friends. I studied under Mr. Albert
Zorrer of Springfield, student of Maxi-
milian Pilzer and protege of Edison, for
seven years. Am now studying (in the
studio of Galamian) with Miss Sally
Thomas. I had, as I said, played with
my father and sister (and musician-
friends in Newark) for years, and I
participated with them in local concerts
and the airwave programs, etc. Also, I
concert-mastered a New Jersey All-
State Orchestra and have played with
the New Jersey Symphony, Province-
town Symphony, and the Scranton
Symphony under contract of Stokow-
sky, who invited me to play with his
American Symphony, which I have not
done yet since I'm not a member of
802 (the New York City local of the
American Federation of Musicians).
I've given solo concerts at Brooklyn
Academy of Music and played at West

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
40—Friday, May 7, 1965

Point in services for the assassination
of the late President Kennedy."

The cantor's grandson writes nos-
talgically about the once-famous
synagogue singer, and one of his
poems, written for Berele Chagy,
who died in 1954, reads:

I wouldn't poke my head
through time or the gramophone
to see my grandfather's face so
fleshed with smiles.

who declared: "Today, new Nazi
groups are emerging, trying to

sow hate among the people. But,
on Argentine soil, they will not

prosper."

• RIO DE JANEIRO—Prof. Mil-
ton Campos, minister of justice
and the interior, was principal
speaker at a rally, officially repre-
senting President Castello Branco.
More than 1,500 persons attended
the commemoration meeting.
• MEXICO CITY — With appro-
priate rites ranging from special
services in the various synagogues
to a large, mass rally in the Jew-
ish Sports Center here, the Jewish
community of Mexico commemo-
rated last weekend the fate of the
6,000,000 Jews who had perished
during the Nazi holocaust.

Hebrew Corner

Flying Immigrants

Davidka Nemairy is a member of
Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov. During the
war years, he was responsible for the
immigration from Arab countries. One
day two Arabs came to him with a
surprising proposal — to bring Jews
from Iraq to Eretz Yisrael by air-
plane. At the Haifa Airport, a Dakota
airplane owned by a private company
awaited his instructions. The pilots
were willing to bring Jews from Iraq.
to Israel for the payment of L. Ster-
ling 250 per person. Now it was neces-
sary to find a convenient field where
the Dakota could land.
After a short search a suitable site
was found, Madi Rahav, not far from
Ashdot Yaakov. A landing strip was
constructed there. Davidka got in
touch with the representatives of the
Haganah in Baghdad, and they pre-
pared a group of fifty Jews, mostly
aged persons who could not cross the
difficult Syrian desert route on foot.
The immigrants arrived at the Bagh-
dad Airport at night and climbed into
the plane without being observed.
Within a few minutes the plane was
airborne and on its way to Eretz
Yisrael.
In the meantime, the people of the
Jordan Valley had made all prepara-
tions for the landing of the plane.
They lit torches along the full length
of the runway, to guide the plane.
In addition, doctors and first-aid per-
sonnel were on the spot in case of
accident. The plane landed on the
runway without incident. After the
immigrants had disembarked, the
plane took off quickly, this time for
Italy. From Italy the plane brought
fifty orphan children to the secret
airfield. Later it flew to Baghdad
again and brought back another fifty
immigrants.
These were the only "illegal immi-
grants" who came to the country by
air.
(Translation of Hebrew column pub-
lished by the Brit Ivrit Olamit, Sent-
€salem.)

c4ppiv? 1

Today my sister sinks in a pile
of toys in front of the speaker,
his record on. Her white fists
knock at it softly, as he dies.

In • "First Love," imagining the
girl "dressed up as a gowned
Hasid," this young poet sings:

And you smile by the chorus of a
Psalm of David. Your smile twirls in
the air just before I cry "Your team
is my team" and you change the bid.
On your body to a strangulating price
I cannot buy. Slowly walking in. Bos-
ton with a music note. Your compo-
sition stabs me like a bat.

future of the Jewish people in its
homeland and to live full Jewish
lives in nearest touch with all the
other congregations of Israel."

Shapiro's 31 poems are filled
with pathos, family, nature, love.
They are imaginatively rich. The
young poet's works will be watched
henceforth with great interest.

One week e a r l i e r, Israel's
Jews had halted all activities for
one minute observing the annual
Day of Remembrance in memory
of the 6,000,000 European Jew-

New Translations of Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes in Anchor Bible

Volume 18 of the Anchor Bible,
"Proverbs and Ecclesiastes," will
be published by Doubleday May 21.
These two wisdom books of the
Bible are given a new translation,
with introduction and notes, by
R.B.Y. Scott, chairman of the de-
partment of religion at Princeton
University.
Dr. Scott describes "Proverbs
and Ecclesiastes" as representing
that part of the Old Testament
least dominated by priestly and
prophetic interests. The wise men,
he states, unlike the prophets and
priests, had almost nothing to say
about institutional religion, and
appealed to the disciplined intelli-
gence and moral experience of the
layman content to leave traditional
theology to the experts.
Finding a remarkable similarity

backdrop, Times Square was the

scene at noon April 29 of an open-
air rally commemorating the 22nd
anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto
uprising. The famous thoroughfare
was renamed "W a r saw Ghetto
Square" for this day.
• BUENOS AIRES — A fighting
challenge to resurgent Nazism in

this country was sounded here last
weekend as 20,000 persons jammed
state and state."
the largest stadium in Buenos
Israel's faith in its deterrent Aires in a rally commemorating
force was emphasized in Shazar's the anniversary of the ghetto up-
message and also by Eshkol, who rising.
linked the state's defensive power
The rally had been arranged
with its determination to protect by DAIA, the central body of
its frontiers.
organized Argentine Jewry, and
After calling upon Jews all over the Jewish Community of Buenos
the world to "identify themselves Aires. A message was sent to the
in actuality" with Israel through mass meeting by Argentine Vice-
immigration, the use of the He- President Humberto Per e t t e,
brew language and other cultural
and social ties, Eshkol declared:
"Chief among our thoughts on
this Day of Independence will be
the great Jewish community in the
Soviet Union. Its severance from
the body of Jewry and from the
current of its national creativity
rends the hearts of every one of
us. We shall ask and hope that
the Soviet Union will make it
possible for the masses of the
house of Israel within its bounds is? 7q1:1 71941.1 175
to join in the upbuilding of the

Grandson of Cantor Berele Chagy
Authors Book of Poetry, 'Januar '

A grandson of the late Cantor
Berele Chagy is attracting attention
as a poet of promise. David Sha-
piro, whose collection of verses,
published by H o 1 t, Rinehart and
Winston under the title "January,"
Is being viewed as ushering in a
new master, now is a student at
Columbia College. He has written
t h e following autobiographical
notes:

ish men, women and children
who were slain by the Nazis.
All places of entertainment were
closed, traffic suddenly halted and
the people stood silently as air
raid sirens signaled the moment
of remembrance. Special memorial
parades were held at schools, and
services were held at synagogues.
Premier Levi Eshkol and Dr.
Nahum Goldmann attended an un-
veiling ceremony in Tel Aviv at
a monument in memory of the
800,000 Jews murdered in the
Treblinka death camp. The monu-
ment contains bones and ashes of
the victims brought to Israel by -
a special Israeli delegation of
Polish Jews who visited Poland
last year.
Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin and
Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's foreign
minister, spoke at the annual
memorial mass rally in Tel Aviv.
Earlier in the day a monument
in memory of the more than 1,000,-
000 Jewish child victims of the
Holocaust was unveiled on Mount
Zion in Jerusalem. The 16-foot
monument was done by the famous
sculptor Nathan Rapaport -and
brought from Italy.
Elsewhere, around the world:
• NEW YORK — With a huge
photographic reproduction of the
granite monument on the Warsaw
site of the former Ghetto as a

.

between Israelite wisdom and that
of neighboring peoples, Dr. Scott
has traced the wisdom movement
back to much older cultures; it
was, in fact, part of an interna-
tional, intercultural and interre-
ligious school of thought.
"Proverbs" (a collection of
maxims, adages, poems and re-
flections) was intended as a source
book of materials for the instruc-
tion of youth. Its teachings are
mainly conservative, practical and
didactic; while "Ecclesiastes" (the
philosophical soliloquies of a
single teacher) is radical, intel-
lectual and broadly pessimistic.
The familiar openings and closing
lines of • the poem, "vanity of
vanities" is transformed in Dr.
Scott's pentrating new translation
to "A vapor of vapors — all is
vapor."

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