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September 09, 1966 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-09-09

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Amity Enmity Problem Relating to Jewry
Viewed in Ardrey's 'Territorial Imperative'

10—Friday, September 9, 1966


Fred Kogos Popularizes Yiddish Language

Fred Kogos loves Yiddish so
much that he is devoting his
major interest to advancing and
popularizing the language.
For this purpose he has organized
Kogos Publications Co., with of-
fices at 77 Maple St., Great Neck,
N. Y.; has already published a 20-
page booklet containing facts about
Yiddish, a pronunciation guide
and a list of important Yiddish
words, phrases, etc., and is pre-
paring for publication a Yiddish
dictionary and phrase book.
Kogos' "Yiddish in English" will
include an introduction explain-
ing the purpose of the book, a
concise pronunciation chart, num-
erals; days, months and years;
basic word and phrase list for stu-
dents and tourists, greetings and
salutations, selected popular
words, idioms, proverbs, phrases;
slang expressions and colloquial-
isms; dictionary: English-Yiddish
and Verterbuch: Yiddish-English.
Altogether there will be over
6,000 entities in English letters,
defined into conversational Eng-
lish. The size will be the popular
pocket size. Publication date is
set for early 1967.

The author, Frederick Kogos,
is a New Yorker, graduate of the
Boston Public Latin School and
Harvard College.

In "The Territorial Imperative," on that Ardrey did not write with ical force, commanded by a
subtitled "A Personal Inquiry derision. He was portraying the sense of possession, which plays
into the Animal Origins of Property personality called Jew. He de- such a measurable role in the
Reading makes a full man, con-
and Nations, (published by Athe- scribes himself as a sympathizer affairs of animals plays no part
ference a ready man, and writing
neum, 162 E. 38th NY16), Robert with Zionism which enlisted his in the measurable discrepancies
of man?"
an exact man.—Bacon
Ardrey maintains there are two imagination. With the emergence
forces in "the human predicament," of Israel he begins to view the
To illustrate, he reports: "Re-
"on the one hand that balance of new Israeli personality. Does the cently I visited a kibbutz in Israel.
terror, the pax atomica, compels a Jew cease to be a Jew with the end The kibbutz is the only successful
general peace, or at least insists of the de-territorialized status? collective farm in the history of
thta a general peace be observed Ardey analyzes skillfully the emer- modern, agriculture. I was skep-
until accident or cynicism end it;" gence of the dual complexity, in tical: WAS it truly a success? Be-
At Mid-America's fabulous resort ..
but "on Cie other hand man's cul- Israel, the problem of the Oriental tween Tel Aviv and Haifa there-is
a playtime paradise where you'll enjoy
tural achievements have long since who is now 55 per cent of Israel's one of the oldest and most re-
• Terrific food
pressed him beyond a point of population, the Arab issue, and spected of Israeli kubbutzim, Gan
• Beautiful heated pool
possible return, and if he is to sur- concludes:
Shmuel, the Garden of Samuel.
and patio
vive on his reversible course of
"Despite all: despite disillu- Here 400 adults farm 1,200 acres
• All sports
technological mastery, specialized sionment in the immediate efficacy and in the year before my visit
• Gala floor shows
skill, and consequent interpedend- of education, despite the failure of produced crops valued at about
// ❑ FREE
ence, then he becomes with every social conditioning, despite the en- $1.5 million. The special circum-
passing year, every passing day, trenchments of 'racial' animosities, stance of Israel's vision and dedi-
New Low Rates,
more at the mercy of social amity despite deepening pessimism in cation, and the special situation of
and mutual cooperation."
many informed Israeli circles: de- their nation besieged, might ac-
Exploring "the role of territory spite all, Israel thrives and will count for the success; but that Gan
in animal and human affairs," stat- achieve integration long before its Shmuel is a success is unarguable.
ing that "it gives us in the future pessimists believe. Why? Because Then, however, I visited a private
some pla,:e to stand," Ardrey's of the amity-enmity complex; be- farm on comparable land only a
Phone 637-5118 (Mu 616)
work is an interesting study of cause the Arab League, persistent few miles away. Here a former
"the amity-enmity complex," de-
Polish doctor and his son and their
claring: "Human sympathies, moral further accomplish the opposite of wives worked 30 acres. Productiv-
convicitions, political absolutes, its purposes and in the end succeed ity per acre was about the same
philosophical certainties — none, in creating what no Israeli resource as at the kibbutd, but I was struck
whatever the discomfort their frus- can produce, a truly permanent by a difference. On the collective
trations may cause us, will suborn and united nation."
farm it would have required nine
Ardrey poses the question:
or suppress the territorial impera-
adults to work 30 acres; on the
tive, that biological morality which "Are we to believe that a biolog- private farm it took only four. I
will still contain the behavior of
inquired. The former Polish doctor
beings When Homo sapiens is an
stretched: 'Well, they work eight
evolutionary memory."
hours a day.' "
Come See for Yourself at
A major, factor in his review
Ardrey's "The Territorial Im-
of the "amity-enmity complex"
perative," with interesting draw-
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A spokes- ings by Berdine Ardrey, is an im-
is his lengthy comment on Jews,
man for the Israeli Broadcasting, pressive work. It is certain to lead
Israel and the territorial status
Authority said Monday that gen- to added thinking, to further study
of Jewry. What could at the out-
eral television will be inaugurated —perhaps also to criticism which
set appear as cynical emerges as
a classic commentary on the Jew-
in Israel April 1, 1968.
must emerge as a clarifying force
ish position, prior to the emer-
His announcement followed ap- in dealing with the amity-enmity
Minutes From
KE 2-7500
gence of Israel's statehood and
proval by
Oak Park & Southfield
and other problems posed in this
Between 6 Mile & Evergreen
since, taking into account all the
an agreement with the Columbia important work.
mores, all the traditions, habits,
Broadcasting System, under which
family relations.
CBS will provide an advisory ser-
Drawing upon what a territorial vice in' the creation of television
computer might say on the ques- broadcast facilities for Israel.
tion, the author describes the Jew
The initial investment for such
as having been regarded a race, facilities, including studios and
"yet he has less racial distinctive- technical installations was esti-
ness than the southern Italian or mated at $5,000,000.
the Swede," adding: "He is a de-
The contract with CBS pro-
secndant of a mixed bag of Middle
vides for a $100,000 fee for the
Eastern tribes, as I am a descend-
first six months, and $50,000 for
ant of mixed bag of Scottish clans, each subsequent six months. The
and he has no more genetic dis-
contract, which is renewable,
tinction than you or I or the next
man. But nevertheless there has becomes effective Oct 1.
Josef Stern, CBS chief engineer,
existed a • profound difference be-
tween us. We have had territories, is expected here this month to
he has had none. Among modern, begin consultations with Israeli
civilized peoples he has been officials on procedures for the
Pursuant to the By-Laws of the JEWISH WELFARE FEDERATION
unique. And what we have de- television system.
The television service will be
OF DETROIT, the following list of nominees, selected from the
scribed as a Jew has been nothing
other than a de-territorialized started with a daily program last-
membership of the Federation for a three-year term ending in
ing two and a half hours. Two
1969, eligible for election to the Board of Governors of the Federa-
Thereupon he proceeds to outline
tion, is presented herewith to the Executive Director not less than
the historical backgrounds, the minutes in Arabic. Content will
loyalties to a Promised Land they be news, public affairs and serv-
thirty days prior to the Annual Meeting which will take place on
had not seen during the centuries ice programs.
September 27, 1966, at the Jewish Community Center,
of the Dispersion. He describes the
One problem in the projected
18100 Meyers Road :
memories of the Jew, the impact service is the small number of
of anti-Semitism on both the Jew sets in Israel, about 30,000, be-
and non-Jew, the ban on intermar- cause of high prices. A typical
riage. There is this characteriza- modern set costs about $1,000,
Mrs. Harold A. Robinson
Walter L. Field
much of the cost being due to cus-
Nathan Silverman
The Jewish family became the tom and other taxes. The cabinet
impregnable equivalent of a is due to consider a proposal to
Greek phalanx. Spectacularly, reduce the price of sets to around
the Jew refused to conform, cul- $700 by cutting taxes on them.
Mrs. Max Stollman
Paul Broder
tivated outlandish c o s t u m e,
Under popular pressures, the Is-
Paul Zuckerman
beard, headgear, cultivated out- rael government started a pilot
landish dietary customs. He pur-
project earlier this year for edu-
sued the arts while we pursued
cational television. General tele-
Other persons may be nominated by petition or petitions signed by
each other; he reveled in edu- vision has been widely opposed
cation while we still reveled in by officials in Israel. Israelis use
not less than 25 members of the Federation and filed with the Ex-
illiteracy. He overlooked noth- their 30,000 sets to tune in on
Director of the Federation not less than ten days prior to
ing, forgot nothing. As century Arab telecasts, most from Beirut
the date of the Annual Meeting. Only one person may be nom-
passed into century, millenium and Cairo.
into millenium, like some ancient
inated in each petition and no nomination shall be valid unless the
Ground has been broken for a
magician the Jew made memo-
television transmission center in
shall have consented to be a candidate.
ries from the dust of the years. an area here reserved for govern-
"The Jew was different, let
ment buildings. The center will
Malcolm S. Lowenstein
Morris Garvett
there be no doubt. And he main-
be near the Hebrew University and
Phillip Stollman
tained that difference with un-
Mrs. Benjamin Jones
new home of Israel's Parlia-
flagging resolution. We regarded the
J udge Theodore Levin, Chairman, Nominating Committee
him as a race apart; it was no
Jewish interest to agree. We de-
Artists Find Work Taxing
rided the 'Jewish personality';
JERUSALEM — Safed's painters
he exaggerated the personality.
and sculptors are now affluent
None of us guessed, of course, he
enough to pay municipal taxes, the
or we, that the 'Jewish person-
Of 001011
government has ruled. Long ex-
ality' was nothing but a bundle
of mannerisms prserving the
make their payments in art, which
identity of a de-territorialized
will be used to beautify municipal
man. And then came Zionism."
It becomes evident as one reads offices.


Israeli TV to Begin
Full Service in '68

Notice of Publication

Annual Meeting of the
Jewish Welfare Federation


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