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December 17, 1965 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-12-17

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`Holiday Album' Guide Implements Faiths' Dialogue

"The Jewish Holiday Album"
and a companion "Guide to Jewish
• Traditions and Holidays" by Rab-
bi Marc H. Tanenbaum, director
of the interreligious affairs depart-
ment of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, were released this week.
- Conceived as a contribution to
help implement the spirit of
"mutual knowledge" and "frater-
nal dialogue" called sfor by the
Vatican Council declaration on the
Jewish religion, and by major
Protestant and Jewish bodies, the
Jewish Holiday Album introduces
the listener to the most repre-

Crossman Reviews
Socialist Politics

Richard H. S. Crossman, one of
the most distinguished members of
the British Labor Party, is the
authw of a new volume, "The
Politics of Socialism," published by
Atheneum (162 E. 28th, NY 16).
Grossman will be remembered
as the friend of Chaim Weizmann,
as the ardent supporter of the

sentative liturgical and folk music
used in connection with the entire
cycle of the 'Jewish festivals, fasts,
and holy days. The handsomely-
printed and illustrated 16-page
guide written by Rabbi Tanen-
baum is a brief and authoritative
introduction to the basic beliefs,
values, traditions, and practices of
Judaism and the Jewish people. --
The album and guide are in-
tended to assist the Christian and
Jew to "experience" the essentials
and inner spirit of Judaism as well
as to obtain fundamental informa-
tion. This unique "introduction to
Judaism" is being brought to the
attention of key authorities in the
religious and general school sys-
tems for use in courses about
religion; seminaries, colleges, and
universities • for use in religious
education and comparative religion
classes, teacher training institutes;
adult and youth education; and
as background for Jewish-Christian
dialogues. Copies are also being
made available to Christian and
Jewish institutions and individuals
for similar uses in Europe, Israel,
and Latin America.
While the written guide is schol-
arly and factual, the musical selec-
tions on the recording are more
popularly treated. The intention
is to present Jewish musical tradi-
tions in a lively and attractive
manner so that large numbers of
people will find this a pleasing
as well as informative experience.

There is much merit to the
recording. The music by the Heri-
tage Orchestra and Chorus is
stirring and the selection of titles
is especially to be welcomed by
those who love Jewish music and
who seek inspiration on the Sab-
bath and the holidays.
There are altogether 22 bands
on this recording—eleven on each
side. They start with the Sabbath
selections —"Shabbos Hamalkoh"
and "Shalom Aleichem" — and
continue with Rosh Hashanah, Yom
Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukah, Hamisha
Asar b'Shvat, Purim, Pesah, Lag
b'Omer, Shavuot and Tisha b'Av
melodies.
Concluding with Hatikvah, the
national anthem, the selections in-
clude Unsaneh Tokef and Avinu
Malkenu for Rosh Hashanah; Kol
Nidre for Yom Kippur; V'Samahta
and Sisu V'Simhu for Sukkot;
Maoz Tzur and Mi Yemalel, Hanu-
kah; Hashkediah and Atzei Zeytim
Omdim, Hamisha Asar; Soshanas
Yaakov and Hag Purim, Purim;
Mah Nishtana, Dayenu, Eliyahu
Hanavi and Had Gadya, Passover;
Aley Givah, Lag b'Omer; Barukh
Elohenu and Yismakh, Shavuot;
.Yibaneh Hamikdash, Tisha b'Av.
The guide is masterfully ar-
ranged. In its totality, this is an
excellent collection of songs and
explanatory material, splendidly
done by Rabbi Marc H. Tanen
baum.
Music Merchants are the local
distributors of the record a n-d
guide.

Air Force Veteran Settles in Israel

Leon Dultzin (right), head of the economic department of the
Jewish Agency, now in the United States in the interest of expanded
middle-class Aliyah, extends best wishes, and presents tickets to
Israel, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Koenig of New York, as they pre-
pare to leave for permanent settlement in Israel where Koenig will
open a factory for the manufacture of water saving devices and
plumbing fixtures. A. Shark (left), American representative of the
economic department, arranged the details for the Koenig aliyah.
Koefaig, 35, had previously spent two years working in Israel as
general manager of "Tool-Kour," a position obtained for him through
COMM (Committee on Manpower Opportunities in Israel). Accom-
panied by his wife, and two children, Koenig, a Brooklyn College
graduate and a former member of the U.S. Air Force, has been
aided by the Jewish Agency's Economic Department in handling
details for setting up his new factory and bringing with him to
Israel the necessary dies and tools. The Jewish Agency's Economic
Department, a section of the Israel Aliyah Center, gives assistance
to middleclass Americans desirous of settling in Israel.

-

R. H. S. CROSSMAN

Weizmann Institute of Science in
Israel, in whose behalf he had
visited Detroit.
His "A Nation Reborn" dealt
with Israel and reflected his deep
interest in Israel and Zionism.
In his new work, Grossman re-
views the theory and practice of
British freedom as an academic
prelude. - He outlines various con-
flicts related to an affluent society,
discusses the lessons of the past,
analyzes the scientists of White-
hall and offers a thorough review
of the problems of the cold war,
1950-1963. He arrives at this con-
clusion:
"The blame for our plight does
not lie with the soldiers but with
the politicians and so-called lead-
ers of public opinion. NATO's
morale is being destroyed by two
factors: 1. an arrogant assumption
that the Westerner, as the defender
of civilization, must always be able
to rely on superior equipment in
the field and superior economic
strength and scientific skill at
home; and 2. a morality, or lack
of morality, that justifies the
democracies in relying on weapons
of annihilation as a substitute for
the will to sacrifice for the cause
of peace. It is the combination of
this intellectual fallacy with this
moral decadence that has blinded
us in the last decade and a half,
so that we have permitted our-
selves to become almost completely
impotent to defend ourselves. The
beginning of wisdom for NATO is
the recognition that, whether in
peaceful competition or in cold or
in hot war, the West must now
compete in level terms with the
Communists or go under."

Jewish Agency Plenary Set

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The
plenary -meeting of the Jewish
Agency will open here on Jan.
5 to precede the meeting of the.
Zionist General Council on Jan. 11.

Hell and the courtroom are
always open—Amer. proverb.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 17, 1965-19

• 1905 R Lortilerd

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Mazeppa

Very often in the theatrical world, an
actress immortalizes the character she
portrays, and vice versa. Julie Andrews
will always be Eliza Doolittle. Likewise,
only one actress will be remembered as
Mazeppa. Adah Isaacs Menken.
Born in 1835, in a suburb of New
Orleans, Adah was unusually precocious,
especially in her fluency with foreign
languages. In 1856, she met and married
Alexander Menken. Through friends of
his, she joined an amateur dramatic
group in New Orleans. Soon after, she
launched her professional career, one
which was to make her the most famous
actress of her decade.
Adah's big break came when she landed
the lead role in the play, Mazeppa. This
part catapulted her to stardom; While

playing Mazeppa in California, during
the Gold Rush days, she created as much
stir as a gold strike itself.
Adah's success soon spread across the
Atlantic. London and Paris received her
with open arms. Royalty even came to
see Adah perform. Among her friends
were Dickens, Dumas, Swinburne and
other literary notables.
Adah's interest in acting did not dim
her genuine involvement with Judaism.
Nothing could induce her to perform on
Yom Kippur. Even before Herzl, she
championed a Jewish state in Palestine.
In the Hall of Fame for early American
predecessors to Zionism, the nich be-
tween Mordecai Manuel Noah and Emma
Lazarus is occupied by Adah Isaacs
"Mazeppa" Menken.

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