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September 09, 1966 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-09-09

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Bonnie Rotenberg togied 4 Brilliant Novels
Robert Winston Roberts in Feibleman's

`Strangers, Graves'

Danny Raskin's


Already highly acclaimed for his
novels, short stories and plays,
Peter S. Feibleman emerges in
new glory with his "Strangers and
Graves," published by Atheneum
(162 E. 38th, NY16).
Containing four novelettes, the
new Feibleman work is vibrant,
forecful, masterful as narrative
Th first two novels in this group
of stories, "Death of Danaus" and
"Fever," are set in New Orleans.
HAL TAINES, now living in,Flor-
The last two, "Along the Coast" ida, came back from a trip to
and "Eyes," are in Spain. In all Europe so anti-French that folks
instances they show a deep under- couldn't believe it was the same
standing of life in the areas, of the Hal speaking . . . He especially
people described, of the events boiled to see the manager of his
that mark the actions in the four fine hotel practically kissing the
feet of two, Red-Chinese generals
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Leonard
A native New Yorker—he is . . . After Hal became friendly with
Rotenberg, 13431 Vassar, announce now only 36—Feibleman's child- the manager, he-asked him if those
the engagement of their daughter
hood was in New Orleans, and the Red-Chinese generals or perhaps
Bonnie Sue to Robert Winston impressions left with him are the people of Red China were res-
Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
ponsible for. getting his France
evident in the two novels with
ert T. Roberts, 19160 Woodston.
that city as their locale. When he back from the Nazis during World
Miss Rotenberg attended the was a theater company manager War II . . . The manager replied,
Northwood Institute for girls. Her and an actor in Europe he lived "It wasn't so bad under the Nazis.
fiance attended Northwood Insti- for several years in Spain where The only thing we really didn't
he wrote his first novel. "A Place have was the right to vote, and
Without Twilight." Thus, in all this is what we wanted." . . . Hal
instances, his writing is based turned and walked away before
NY Day School Pupils on
knowledge of events and peo- his temper got him into trouble.
* * *
ple and the places used as back-
to Get Split of OK'd
$65,000,000 U.S. Aid - In the novel:. with Spain as their up the brother act responsible for
NEW YORK (JTA) — Children settings, Feibleman portrays life, building the gorgeous Diplomat
attending Jewish day schools in people, attitudes with such skill Towers . . . They are getting ready
New York City will be among the - that his narratives emerge as su- to break ground on a new high
beneficiaries of a $65,000,000 pro- perb descriptions based on im- rise building which will be located
gram approved by the New York pressive experiences. The roles of on the ocean in Hollywood, Fla.,
City Board of Education to help tourists in their relation to the about a block north of Diplomat
disadvantaged public and non-pub- natives in Spain, the poverty and Towers . . . It will be the largest
lic school children.
the family strains, the love affairs apartment building in Florida .
The program, to be financed with and the struggles of daily life, lend The former Detroit builders are
naming their new building the
funds from Title I of the Federal power to these stories.
Elementary and Secondary Edu-
Collectively, "S t r angers and Presidential Towers.
* * *
cation Act of 1965, has been the Graves" offer a great treat to dis-
JOE CORNELL, last Saturday,
subject of widespread debate criminating readers who will find
among Jewish organizations. Ortho- in the four Feibleman novels pow- was flown to Roanoke, Va., to emcee
dox Jewish groups have joined with er, imagination, excellent narration, as a bar mitzvah present for Drew
Babich, son of Shirley and David
other similar groups in opposing it brillinant writing.
Babich, former Detroiters . . .
on grounds of breach of church-
state separation.
When Dave was transferred to
Roanoke by his firm, Drew was
In approving the program, in
promised Joe as emcee just like
which a board official estimated Arab-Jewish School
brother Leslie had at his bar mitz-
that $3,500,000 would be used ex- to Encourage Amity
vah four years ago.
clusively for projects in religious
* * *
schools, the board listed for the
first time the criteria it would use Thomas C. McGrath Jr., New Jer-
JAY KALTER, three-and-a-half
in deciding the eligibility of religi- sey Democrat, proposed in a House year old son of Sylvia and Dan
ous schools and children who at- speech that Americans should help Kalter, insists his name is O'Jay
tend them. The criteria were establish "a comprehensive Arab- because Sylvia keeps say, "Oh,
promptly called "unfair" by reli- Jewish elementary school" to pro- Jay!" . . . When Dan calls him
mote integration in Nazareth, Is- by his rightful name of Jay, he
gious school educators.
says, "Daddy, that's not my name,
As a basic yardstick, the board rael.
said that any non-public school in
Rep. McGrath said that, on a re- it's O'Jay!"
* * *
which more than 10 per cent of cent visit to Israel, President Zal-
pupils received free lunches under man Shazar agreed with him that
JACK SWARTZ, owner of Pro
a federal program would be qual- a school to educate Arab and Jew- Golf Dist. on Plymouth, can readily
ified to get Title I help for pro- ish children between the ages of attest -to the accuracy of the equip-
grams conducted during the reg- 12 and 18 would be "an excellent ment he sells . . . Jack had a hole-
ular school day. A total of 213 non- starting point" in promotion of in-ane recently on the 208 yd. 13th
public schools asked for a share Arab-Jewish mutual trust.
hole at Rackham, using a No. 2
of the $65,000,000. These included
The Congressman said: "During iron . . . His score for the 18 holes
Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and my visit to Israel, I noted that was a mighty respectable 72 . . .
other denominations. .
Arab and Jewish children are now Don Aaron, with whom he was
An investigation of 156 of the taught in separate schools. This golfing, came in with a fine 74 .. .
applicant schools indicated that system gives rise to the possibility Jack started playing golf five years
only three would be ineligible for that future citizens of Israel will be ago and now plays five days a
the aid, the board said.
divided in their attitudes toward week — no weekends because the
Rabbi Bernard Goldenberg, di- the state and widen the gap of sus- courses are too crowded . . He
rector of school organization of picion that has existed between the and Dan are together on the greens
Tora Umesora, the Society for He- two communities since the creation four of the days.
* * *
brew Day Schools, questioned the of Israel in 1948."
SEEN IN FRONT of the Shera-
use of free lunch as an appropri-
Rep. McGrath told the House ton-Cadillac Hotel . . . a parcel-
ate yardstick.
Rev. Eugene J. Molloy, chair- that a balance of military power laden woman shopper asking the
man of the committee of non-public "can at best provide only a tem- doorman, "Did you happen to no-
school officials, also challenged the porary and unstable peace between tice an angry man in a blue sedan
use of that yardstick and said that the Arab states and Israel." He drive by here a few dozen times?"
advocated education as a means of
it would mean exclusion of a sign- building
ificant number of pupils from such
"Matching jet plane for jet plane; Algerian Exile Leader
aid. The committee represents Jew-
ish as well as Christian religious missile for missile and gun for gun Proclaims Self Zionist
may stave off a military show-
school officials.
MIZRA (ZINS)—"I am a Zion-
down," he said, "but only mutual ist !" was the sensational
trust and respect between Arab
and Jew — which once flourished leader Abdul Kadar R
in the
in Palestine — can bring_ true course of a luncheon azek
at Kibbutz
Mizra. The Algerian leader, now a
He estimated the cost of the political exile, added that he is
America's foremost ballet com- proposed Nazareth educational convinced that his party will come
pany, will give three performances project at $665,000, and urged into
power eventually, at which
at the Masonic Auditorium, Oct. Americans to contribute toward time it will recognize Israel be-
21 and 22. This will mark only the realizing the proposal.
cause the Algerian people harbor
second time this famous group has
no hostile feelings toward Israel.
appeared in Detroit. The first time
If a cause be good, the most
was in 1961.
violent atack of its enemies will
Let us believe neither half of the
not injure it so much as an injudi- good
say of ourselves, nor
Self-conquest is the greatest of cious defense of it by its friends. half of people
the evil they say of others.
--J. Pettit-Senn




Friday, September 9, 1966-35

Turkish Jewry


(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

ISTANBUL—The Jewish commu-
nity in Turkey is one of the oldest
and most conscious of its heritage.
It now numbers about 44,000 of
whom 37,000 live in Ankara.
The recent visit by Israel's (Sep-
hardic) Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nis-
sim highlighted their condition.
His impressions of that visit illus-
trate the degree of tolerance shown
by the Turkish authorities towards
the Jews, and also some of the
community's present problems.
That visit, at the end of July,
amounted to a holiday for Tur-
key's Jews.
In 1492, after the expulsion of
the Jews from Spain, the Ottoman
Empire opened its gates to the
refugees and the Turkish Jewish
community achieved great import-
Rabbi Nissim visited Turkey at
the invitation of the local Chief
Rabbi, David Asseo, extended
when Rabbi Nissim made a brief
stopover at Istanbul Airport on his
way to Rome. The visit was then
coordinated with the Turkish gov-
ernment, and after winding up his
Rome visit, • Rabbi Nissim, accom-
panied by his son, Dr. Meir Bena-
yahu, diriector of the Ben-Zvi In-
stitute, flew to Istanbul.
Guides and bodyguards were
provided by the Turkish authori-
ties, who also opened to Rabbi Nis-
sim and Dr. Benanahu libraries,
institutions and historic sites
which are normally closed to visi-
An interpreter was provided by
the Israel Legation in Ankara.

A chance cordial meeting be-
tween Rabbi Nissim and the Tur-
kish foreign minister took place
in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel
where Rabbi Nissim stayed.
At the end of the visit, the presi-
dent of the Jewish community,
Yisrael Menashe, responded to an
appeal by Rabbi Nissim for the
intensification of religious life and
Jewish education by saying that
although he himself was not reli-
gious, he was grateful for Rabbi
Nissim's remarks which, he said,
"will henceforth be our guide."




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