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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-10-28

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16—Friday, October 28, 1966

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Scholars, Harvard U. Press Preparing
10 Volumes of Has idic Writings

NEW YORK (JTA) — Plans for
the publication of a comprehen-
sive, 10-volume work, comprising
37 texts of Hasidic sermons, com-
mentaries and philosophy, were
announced by the Neveh Israel
Foundation which is sponsoring
the project in cooperation with the
Harvard University Press.
The foundation is composed of
an academic council of Jewish
scholars and a board of trustees
of laymen.
Israel Aron Gantell, chairman
of the foundation, said that the
purpose of the project was to re-
cover and preserve the spirit of
Hasidism.
Among the material to be pub-
lished, he said, will be rare
manuscripts, including the think-
ing and teaching of the Hasidic
masters.

To Bea Jew

By RABBI JAMES HELLER
IT IS TO LOOK back over one's
shoulder at patriarch, prophet and
psalmist.
It is to feel about the earth
the presence of one's brothers
bound to one in
deep ways. Even
if I wish to re-
pudiate them,
the world will
not let me. Tra-
gedy binds me to
them even when
dreams do not.
It is to be
the result of a
severe process of
selection, to be
the scion of those
who have breast-
ed the billows of
age.
It is to feel
many things
blended in one's
heart; people,
Dr. Heller
f aith, mission,
martyrdoms. Fear is in it for the
weak and glory for the strong, con-
fusion for the bewildered and
clear vision and simple faith for
the stout of heart.
It is to love one's people and to
know that this love conflicts in no
wise with utter loyalty to lands
like America which have given us
liberty and equality.
It is to realize that one has
been chosen to be a touchstone of
the progress of the human soul,
to live through some days that
witness the recrudescence of the
evil in men, to see it wreak itself
upon my people.
Israel is partly a legacy, part-
ly a social entity, most deeply and
fully a religion co-extensive with
life. It is all these fused into unity,
into one way, one vision.
Israel is as diverse as life and
as unitary as life; as plural as his-
tory and as consistent as God's
purpose in history; as mysterious
as the union and interaction of
body and spirit.
THIS IS MY PEOPLE and my
faith which I love, and in which I
take deep pride.

Sarajevo Jews Celebrate
Their 400th Anniversary

When published, the works will
be made available not only to the
Jewish community, but also to
theologians, historians and philos-
ophers of religion and culture of
all faiths, he declared.

Non-Jewish Hospitals
Seek Data on Kashrut

NEW YORK (JTA) — A sub-
stantial number of Christian-
sponsored and nonsectarian medi-
cal institutions in the United
States use informational material
on the Jewish dietary laws pre-
pared by the Kosher Certification
Service of the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations of America,
it was announced here by Rabbi
Alexander S. Rosenberg, rabbinic
administrator of the certification
program.
These materials, he explained,
are used to acquaint future
nurses and medical institution
administrators with the Jewish
dietary laws. He said that the
Kosher Certification Service re-
cently published a pamphlet, de-
signed for administrators and
dietitians of Christian and non-
sectarian medical schools, hos-
pitals, nursing homes and sim-
ilar agencies.
Rabbi Rosenberg said that offi-
cials of 145 hospitals, 32 of them
under Catholic sponsorship, use
the pamphlet in teaching programs.
He said the department of hos-
pitals of New York City sponsors
a teaching program for nurses'
aides for nursing homes.
Kosher Certification Service ma-
terials are used in this course to
acquaint future nurses' aides with
the fact that Jewish patients have
special religious dietary needs, and
to provide an introduction to the
nature and background of these
dietary requirements.

Author Warns of Danger of Social Explosion in Brazil

Efforts to stem the spread of
Communism or of a reaction to
the right must take into account
the dangers that stem from pover-
ty. Cuba is not alone south of
us that represents the danger.
Nor is it limited to Southeast Asia
where so many lives are being
sacrificed in the American involve-
ment. There are other Latin Amer-
ican countries to be taken into
consideration, and Brazil is one
of them.
The poverty that exists in the
northeast of Brazil is described in
all its gruesomeness in "Death in
the Northeast" by Josue de Castro,
published by Random House.
Now a practicing physician, an
expert on nutrition, himself a na-
tive of the area he describes—he
was born in Recife, Pernambuco
—Dr. de Castro portrays conditions
in the disaster area that challenge
all who are concerned with human
problems to exert their efforts to
provide relief, to assist in reme-
dying the existing problems, to end
the state of horror in northeast
Brazil.
The volume deals with poverty
and revolution in that area where

Orchestra to Memorialize
Brandeis U. Composer

WALTHAM, Mass — The last
symphony composed by the late
Brandeis University musician-
composer Irving G. Fine will be
performed four times this month
in New York by the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Symphony 1962," the last work
written by Mr. Fine before his
death, will be performed under
the direction of Leonard Berntein
on Oct. 27, 28, 29 and 31.
Mr. Fine joined the Brandeis
faculty in 1950. He subsequently
served as chairman of the uni-
versity's school of creative arts
as well as chairman of the music
department. Leonard Bernstein, a
personal friend o f Mr. Fine,
helped found the Brandeis Uni-
versity music department.

23,000,000 people live to offer evi-
dence of the remains of a feudal
society that had reduced that pop-
ulation to a state of catastrophy.
Illiterarcy, subsistence on an an-
nual income, for most of them, of
$50 a year, the people in that part
of Brazil are ripe for revolution,
for violence. The author admonish-
es the need for a revolution by
peaceful means — to chance the
conditions and to provide the hu-
man element needed in dealing
with the issues that have emerged.
Failures of the American Al-
liance for Progress are indicated
by Dr. de Castro who shows that
"the entire Northeast, with its
25,000,000 impoverished inhabi-
tants, has so far received only
one half as much aid as the
state of Guanabara, with only
4,000,000." He shows that "2
per cent of the agricultural pro-
prietors continue to monopolize
60 per cent of the land, and the
latifundium reigns." He charges
that "invariably the United
States backs down when the rich
and powerful object."
There is this warning in this
revealing book: "The choice is
clear. The anti-Americanism of
the democratic groups is far from
meaning that these people dislike
Americans as such. Their disaffec-
tion does not apply to the Amer-
ican people, but to traditional
American policy, which is seen in
democratic quarters as invariably
conducive to reaction and social
injustice. And until Washington's
attitude toward the Latin Ameri-
can problem, of which the Brazil-
ian Northeast is typical, undergoes
a great sea change, no amount of
aid and advice will be able to sup-
press the emergence of the masses.

Advocating reform in present
attitudes, Dr. de Castro, pointing
to the lessons to be learned, de-

clares: "At the current social ten-
sion grows, the forces of reaction
feel increasingly imperiled and ex.
cuse over more frequent violence
and suppression on the grounds
that Communism must be con-
tained. It is quite possible that in
this last-ditch defense they will
actually trigger a total social ex-
plosion in the Northeast. This
explosion may occur on the right
or on the left. In either case,
democracy may well blow up with
it and be lost."

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'Mask of Apollo':
Mary Renault's
Powerful Novel

Mary Renault has added another
tremendously powerful work to her
previous literary creations with
her "The Mask of Appollo," pub-
lished by Pantheon Books (22 E.
51st, NY22).
Taking the reader back to the
tumultous period of Plato and his
contemporaries, to the fourth cen-
tury BCE, the brilliant author deals
with the theater, with the life of
the actor Nikeratos.
Lovers of the theater, actors and
directors as well as the lay the-
atrical students, will find in this
novel a very thorough review of
the Greek theater, a brilliant in-
terpretation of the art which made
the Greeks stand out in this cre-
ative sphere.
But in this work the author has
done more: she deals with trying
events of that period, with the
Spartans and the Syracusans and
the Romans, with the invaders of
Athens and the defenders, with the
warring armies and the manner in
which they affected the theater.
She introduces the philosophic
spirit of the time, discusses
Plato's "The Republic" and his
dialogues. The other philosophic
works and their philosophers of
that century are under scrutiny.
Miss Renault indicated that
Nikeratos is "an invented char-
acter." Yet, it is clear that he
represents the spirit of the time
under analysis.
The author states that "no part
of Greek life has aroused more
scholarly debate than the tech-
niques of the theater." Her novel
proves it. "The Mask of Apollo"
is a great delineation of the Greek
art, and is a strong historical out-
line of events of a challenging
period in Greek history.

SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia (JTA)—
A museum depicting the history
and culture of the Jews of Yugo-
slavia was dedicated in a syna-
gogue here last week on the occa-
sion of the celebration of the 400th
anniversary of the settlement of
Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Speaking at the gathering, the
mayor of Sarajevo lauded the Yugo-
slav Jews for their great contribu-
tions to the economic, social and
cultural development of the coun-
try.
The Jewish Social and Cultural
Association of Poland was repre-
sented at the celebration. The rep-
resentatives included Leib Domb,
Michigan leads the nation in the
chairman of the association, and
two other members of the associ- production of red tart cherries,
ation executive. Domb spoke at a field beans, blueberries, cucum-
banquet given by the Yugoslav bers for pickles, gladioli bulbs
and eastern white Winter" Wheat.' -
National Assembly,

The Promised
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something. The children were too small.
Or there was the new house. Or you didn't-
really have the time.
But now you're going to take the time.
Time to sit in the sun and relax. Time to
enjoy the finest kosher cuisine. Time to ex-
plore cities with names like Piraeus and

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