Israel Closing Deficit in Foreign Trade
Teen-Aged 'Mitzvah Corps' Dedicates
Center for Hamlet of Mexican Jews
MEXICO CITY — Mexican au-
thorities who suspected him of
"preaching on a tourist visa"
nearly interrupted the proceed-
ings, but Rabbi Leo Abrami man-
aged to return to the tiny hamlet
of Venta Prieta in order to dedi-
cate as scheduled the newly-paint-
ed synagogue and community cen-
ter built this month by 18 high
school students in a voluntary
The participants in the dedica-
tion ceremonies were all pretty
unique. The nine boys and nine
girls from New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Georgia, Texas, Penn-
sylvania and Arkansas were all
from comfortable families. They
volunteered their time and serv-
ices during their summer vacation
to the tiny, almost forgotten com-
munity of Spanish-speaking Indian
Work of UHS
Editor, The Jewish News:
Much has been written in the
Jewish News lately concerning
Jewish education, the United He-
brew Schools, etc.
I would like to take this oppor-
tunity to commend the United He-
brew Schools for their fine sum-
mer program. The latter enables
students who attend during the
regular school year to improve in
their studies . . . also classes for
excellent students who are cap-
able of doing special work • . . It
also provides for bus transporta-
tion . . . All this for a minimal
Born in France and ordained
in the U.S., Rabbi Abrami had
just left a post in Guatemala,
and his services were also volun-
tary, as were those of the archi-
tect, Albert Vorspan of New
York, who designed the center.
The inhabitants of Venta Prieta
have lived in virtual isolation less
than 60 miles from Mexico City.
According to the New York Times,
they "are thought to be the only
peasants in Mexico who leave their
fields idle on Saturday."
Although none of the 120 mem-
bers of the community speaks He-
brew, all are avid Zionists and
long to go to Israel. Services are
rendered in Spanish, with a little
halting reading from the Torah.
Relaxing after a month of mix-
ing cement, painting and planting
trees, the teen-aged volunteers,
who are affiliated with the Na-
tional Foundation of Temple
Youth, junior affiliate of the
Union of American Het Con-
gregations, are vacationing else-
where in Mexico.
sum . . .
As a Jewish parent very much
concerned with Jewish education,
I would like to express my grati-
tude to the UHS for this wonder-
ful program as well as for the ex-
cellent work done all year.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel
made very significant progress to-
ward closing its foreign trade de-
ficit in the first six months of
1965, official reports showed. Due
largely to increasing exports of
citrus fruits, Israel's foreign trade
deficit — the difference between
total exports and total imports —
in the period January-June of 1965
amounted to $172,000,000.
That figure is 25 per cent below
the trade gap in the comparable
period of 1964. The total exports
of citrus fruits the first six months
of this year amounted to $230,000,-
000, as compared with $196,000.-
000 during January-June of 1964.
Simultaneously it was reported
that 138.000 tourists came to Is-
rael during the first six months of
this year, an increase of 18 per
cent by comparison with the same
Weddings • Bar Mitzvahs • Socials
period of 1964. Minister of Tour-
ism, A. Govrin said that prospects
for the encouragement of further
growth in tourism have been un-
dertaken by the ministry.
"Be ruled by time, the wisest
counselor of all"—Plutarch.
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The Jewish News reminds its
readers that all letters to the
editor must be signed or they
The author, Dr. Menachem M.
cannot be used. If the writer
Brayer of Yeshiva University, ex-
requests it, his name will not
amines the Scrolls at length, re-
lates his findings to what is known
about the Essenes in Josephus and
Philo, and concludes that there is
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to an 'Old Man' in Israel
ran members and the Essenes are
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Editor, The Jewish News:
least kindred communities.
Haye noticed in the New York k•
Jerry Bielfield was elected
Dr. Brayer makes special refer- president of the Jewish House of Press that David Ben-Gurion at
ence to apotropaic and occult med-
Shelter at the an- the age of 78, has begun a new ••
icine. He also stresses that Qum-
nual board meet- career. It surprises the writer of •
Mr. Ben-Gurion actions, showing
ranite psalms are permeated with
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Active for dissatisfaction with Levi Eshkol,
emotional gratitude - to the Lord
many years with whom he picked to succeed him as
and with the Jewish spirit of hope
the Jewish Fam- head of the party and as the
•S e e
ily and Chil- nation's Premier.
A. IL Malachi, Israel-born bio-
I must confess that I am not
d r e n's Service
grapher, presents an original and
agency, Bielfield an Israeli patriot and know very
competent treatise on the activi-
will be assisted little of the political situation in
ties and achievements of Jewish
by vice presi- Israeli government. However, I
physicians in the Land of Israel
dents Barney know that much, that Mr. Ben-
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and Gurion has long favored reducing up
lenium, He lays stress on the
Harry Pliskow Israel's 13 parties to two parties
role of Yaacov Zemach, a con-
a n d treasurer on the model of the United States •
siderable scholar, an excellent
Morris Dorn, of America,
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I do not know of the friction
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balist, who devoted himself to
as house man- between Eshkol and Ben-Gurion,
the dissemination of the doc-
but it seems to me that Ben-Gur- •
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trines of Isaac ben Solomon Lur-
Mrs. Morris ion would make a better man to
HOUSE OF EDWARDS
ia and Chaim Vital. He was the
of Shelter's act as an adviser to Eshkol in-
first to bring order and coher-
ence into the teachings of these women's auxiliary, said 28 mental disunite the people of this young
Cabbalist masters, who had been
clothed and fed at the House dur- nation.
in the habit of expounding their
Ben-Gurion has often told re-
ing Passover, and 1,000 meals
thoughts and beliefs without pre- were served there to needy men porters and interviewers since he
paration and planning.
retired as premier of Israel that
he welcomes the opportunity to
Dr. S. Halevy, assistant director
general of the ministry of health
have time to think, read and write,
and, therefore, it surprises me of
in Jerusalem, contributes an ac-
count of health services in Israel, Helps 153 Local Children his sudden action.
Ben-Gurion should know by
from an analytical as well as his-
Torch Drive Residential Chair-
torical viewpoint. He clarifies the man for Central Wayne, Mrs. Juli- now that 14 parties in a small
following aspects of the services: en Priver, 3740 Cambridge, re- young nation like Israeli, is not
the medical profession, the pattern ports that 153 Detroit youngsters a very healthy state of affairs in
of medical care, hospitals, the role are being treated at the Detroit any government, especially, when
a small nation is surrounded with
of the government, Hadassah, the Cerebral Palsy Center.
municipalities, Malben and the Sick
The center, a Torch Drive millions of enemies.
I am not a patriot of Israel
agency at 261 Mack, prepares
and will not lose sleep on account
The current issue also presents cerebral-palsied youngsters to
of Ben-Gurion's action. However,
the second installment in the series make the most of their abilities.
I feel, being an old man and know-
on Waldemar M. Haffkine.
30 per cent are severely restricted ing past Jewish history, I would
About one-half suffer moderate like to see that Ben-Gurion would
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This is only the third major 2 Detroiters Attending
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Also in this issue is a cover story 13328 Norfolk, a student at Michi-
on the Hallukah of Jerusalem tied gan State University; and Paula
into a story on President U. S. Levi, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
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