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June 25, 1965 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-06-25

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"LETTER BOX"

.A Jew Is a Jew
Whether He Speak
Yiddish or French'

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tomb of the revered Rabbi Loew
are parts of must-be-seen sights.
The legend attributes to Rabbi
Loew, who lived in the 14th cen-
tury, the creation of the "Golem",
who protected the Jewish popula-
tion in a time of crisis. Rabbi
Loew's tombstone was covered with
bits of stones, left by visitors ac-
quainted with the old tradition.
Jan Peerce and Roberta Peters
scored here last night in the opera
"Lucia di Lammermoor" and asked
me to convey their fondest wishes
to their Detroit friends and ad-
mirers.
MARGUERITE
KOZENN CHAJES
Prague, Czechoslovakia


Editor, The Jewish News:
Your contributor to the Letter
Box, Mr. Hyman Gross, is con-
cerned about the decline of the
Jewish younger generation be-
cause they do not understand nor
do they speak Yiddish.
And Mr. Gross states that with-
out Jewish-Yiddish language a
Jewish person is only "Part Jew-
ish." The writer of this letter did
not use Yiddish for more than 60
years, and did not use Yiddish at
home or in business.
However, I dare say that in spite Parents, Lay Leaders
of not using Yiddish, I feel that
I am a Jew not in part, but in Rapped for Failure in
whole; and even when I call my-
self an American, because I speak Role on School Issue
English, the Christian world will Editor, The Jewish News:
take me as a full-fledged Jew.
I agree that better salaries and
working conditions would attract
I am not a professor of lan-
guages, but I can state with con- young people to the Jewish teach-
fidence that Isaiah, Jeremiah, ing profession. But I disagree
with the comparison of the com-
Ezekel and Amos did not under-
stand nor did they speak Yid- munal Jewish school with the
dish. However, they were and English public school.
Parents send their children to
are recognized throughout the
world as being Jews, not in part, public schools for an education;
but in heart, mind, soul and to the Hebrew school for. the Bar
Mitzvah ritual; and to the Sunday
body.
If I mistake not, Israel Zang- school for the confirmation per-
will, Max Nordau and our famous formance.
It should be stressed that the
Zionist Dr. Herzl did not speak
Yiddish, and to my knowledge, professional Jewish education
they were accepted by people of leaders try their very best to pro-
all faiths as being Jews, and not vide a comprehensive and a total
education for Jewish youths; but
part Jewish.
the parents, the community, and
It is a well known fact that a some so-called lay-education lead-
Jewish person is not a Jew be- ens are not interested in an all-
cause he speakes Yiddish, but be- inclusive Jewish education.
the non-Jew considers him Jewish,
Sincerely yours,
whether he speaks French, Italian,
ALLEN A. WARSEN
Russian, German or English.

WOLF LEVITAN
Differs
on
Funeral
Practice

Marguerite Kozenn Chafes
Involving Last Dirt Pouring
Reports on Prague Musicians
Editor, The Jewish News:
I'd like to comment on the
Editor, The Jewish News:
This year's Prague spring festi- recent letter of Joseph Shapiro
val was of high artistic quality.
and his criticism of Rabbi Litke
The Cleveland orchestra's per- on the subject of funeral practices
formances under George Sze11 with and the failure to permit mourn-
Leon Fleisher as piano soloist were ers to see the body lowered before
some dirt is thrown on the casket.
sold out many months before.
I believe Rabbi Litke developed
The Czech Philharmonic orches-
the
theme properly. He showed
tra under its eminent conductor
Karel Ancerl presented Beethoven's how tradition functions among us.
From personal experience, my
"Ninth Symphony" several times—
and always to packed and most family and I regretted, during a
enthusiastic houses. I met Mr. An- personal loss, when we were not
cerl, who was most eager to hear permitted to be with our dear .
about Detroit and its audience, departed until the bitter end.
since he will be touring the States There is no need to believe that
in the fall and will also appear in mourners need such compassion
the Masonic Auditorium. I am posi- as to be deprived of the right to
tive that our Detroiters will like be with their departed. A much
his presentation of Czech music, be- greater hurt is left in the hearts
cause he is a great musician and of the bereaved if they are rushed
a dynamic and inspiring orchestra away from the casket.
CHARLES COTTLER
leader. His career, interrupted
19451 Woodingham
through World War II, which he
unfortunately spent in concentra-
tion camps, zoomed to the present
peak after the liberation and with
the generous assistance of the
Czech government.
"The Third Temple," the most
Other thrilling musical experi-
ences were the performances of recent Israeli film, will be pre-
Daniel Shafran, cellist, and Leonid miered at the annual meeting of
Kogan, violinist, both from the the Jewish National Fund, 8:30
USSR, and recognized among the p.m. Monday at Cong. Ahavas
top artists in the world. The Mos- Achim, Dr. Israel Wiener, JNF
cow Radio and Television orches- president, announced.
In addition to the election and
tra, which I was privileged to hear
twice, is one of the outstanding installation of officers, several
orchestral bodies, whose concerts presentations will be made, and a
report on the Bernard Isaacs testi-
remain unforgettable events.
In the Jewish section of the city monial dinner will be submitted.
Members of the board, of the
I found everything restored, clean
and in the best conditions. To my board of the Women's Auxiliary,
amazemnet I met there many representatives of organizations
groups of non - Jewish visitors, and friends are invited. A social
will follow the meeting.
which proved to me that the Jew- hour
The Jewish National Fund of-
ish Museum and especially the fices will be closed on Sundays
during the months of July and Aug-
ust. Otherwise office hours remain
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Do not blame in others your own
faults. —the Talmud

Oberman-Kelley Rites
Planned for February

How to Be a Jewish
Mother Enacted on
Berg-Starred Record

MISS ROSALYNE OBERMAN

Dan Greenberg wrote a book
entitled "How to Be a Jewish
Mother." It became a best seller
and its hilarity induced Amy Rec-
ords, 1776 Broadway, New York,
to make a recording of the basic
points in the humorous interpreta-
tion of the book.
The producers were fortunate in
securing the services of Gertrude
Berg, who acts as the mother. The
well organized
recording catches
the spirit of the
book. In the form
of dialogue, the
lessons are well
performed.
With Michael
Baseleon acting
as the son, Jill
Kraft as the
daughter, assist Gertrude Berg
ter by Roger DeKoven and Bertha
Gersten, with David Ross as the
announcer, the questions and an-
swers revolve around basic tech-
niques of motherhood, the mother's
guides to entertaining, food, relax-
ation, education, sex and marriage.
Gertrude Berg again performs
well and has able assistance in
passing off to a listening audience
the advice of a typical Jewish
mother who often expresses shock
over the actions of the children, is
always ready with advice, suggests
ways of living, loving, eating, en-
joying life.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Oberman
of Gardner Ave., Oak Park, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Rosalyne Norma to Shel-
don Irwin Kelley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Kelley of Biltmore
Ave.
A Feb. 27, 1966 wedding is
planned.

UNICEF Issues Card
for Rosh Hashanah -

UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.—For
the first time this year, a UNICEF
greeting card designed by an Is-
raeli artist is being offered for
Rosh Hashanah.
Entitled "Birds
and Tree s," it
expresses the ir-
resistible f r e s h-
ness, gaiety and
warmth that
characterize Sha-
lom of Safed's
primitive style of
art. Sold for the
benefit of the
United Nations
Children's Fund,
Shalom
it is available with Rosh Hashana
greetings both in Hebrew and Eng-
lish.
Shalom, born in Safed, high in
the hills of Galilee, some 70 years
ago, came late to painting. For
more than half a century he work-
ed at various trades, chiefly watch-
making, but also as a silversmith
and a stonemason. Fond of chil-
dren, he spent his spare time mak-
ing wooden toys decorated with
crayons.
Nine years ago, after making a
bird of paradise which he wished
to color brightly, he asked his
neighbor, an artist, for some paints.
The artist watched Shalom deco-
rate the bird, and urged him to
paint his impressions on paper.
Shalom returned home with a few
paints and brushes and gradually
a sheaf of temperas and oils ac-
cumulated. Since then, his paint-
ings have been exhibited in gal-
leries and museums in Tel Aviv,
New York, Chicago, Paris, London
and Zurich, and are included in
museums and private collections
throughout the world.
Hailed by artists as one of the
great folk artists of our time,
Shalom describes his work in this
way: "I don't paint `paintings.' I
tell stories in color and line."
"Birds and Trees," priced at
$1.25 the box of ten cards, can be
ordered from UNICEF Greeting
Cards, P.O. Box 22, Church St.
Station, New York, 10018.

4 Named to Rifle Team

Robert Holtzman of Phoenix,
Ariz., Dr. Irving Lerner of St. Paul,
Minn., Maury Lee Morse of Ken-
dall,_ Fla., and Lawrence Katz of
Long Branch, N.J., have been
named to the 1965 United States
Maccabiah Rifle Team.
The seventh World Maccabiah
games will be held in Tel Aviv,
August 23-31, with Jewish athletes
from 35 nations in competition in
a 20-sport program. The United
States will be represented by a
175-200 member squad financed
through public subscription.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, June 25, 1965-15

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Chicago Academy Builds

CHICAGO (JTA)—Ground-break-
ing ceremonies were held here for
a new $1,500,000 school building
to be constructed by the Associated
Talmud Torahs of Chicago for the
Chicago Jewish Academy. The
school has a current enrollment of
425.

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MR. AND MRS. PECHERER

Mr. and Mrs. William Pecherer
of Santa Rosa Ave., were honored
on the occasion of their 50th wed-
ding anniversary at a party, given
by their children, Mrs. Gerson
Geltner, Benjamin and Samuel.
The couple has five grandsons.

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