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October 28, 1966 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-10-28

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38—Friday, October 28, 1966


Elizabeth Bleier to Wed
Marry Proposes Center
to Study Faiths
Anna Mizrahi in Hollywood Limelight Ma rtinCohen in August CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (JTA) —


(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

HOLLYWOOD—We caught Anna
Mizrahi, the new Israeli screen
discovery, for our interview just
when the exotic young lady was
about to fly to Panama as a repre-
sentative at the forthcoming Inter-
national Film Festival. Her first
starring f ea t u r e movie, "Stay
Tuned for Terror," made in the
Argentine with Rochard Conte as
her male counterpart, is scheduled
for release in the United States
later this fall.
Earlier still she made her Holly-
wood debut—in a Bill Burrud tele-
vision pilot titled, "The Wonder-
ful World of Women," in which
she appeared with other beauties
from India, Russia, Scandinavia
and Japan. Miss Mizrahi had come
to the West Coast from New York
where she worked for a while for
the United Nations in the Special
Events Division.
Anna Mizrahi was born in Aruba,
Dutch West Indies, but her father,
Isaac Moses Mizrahi, had been a
Sabra and native of Jerusalem who
grew up under the Turkish regime.
During the British mandate, he
was caught smuggling arms and
fled to Aruba, the oil-rich island off
the Coast of Venezuela. Later,
after Anna and her four sisters
were born, the family moved on
to Trinidad and to Caracas, Vene-
zuela. Finally they returned to Is-
rael where she studied dance, He-
brew and French. For a time, she
lived in a kibbutz near Haifa where
she did kitchen chores and waited
on tables. During the Suez Crisis,
she volunteered as a hospital aide.
Anna's next stop was Rome
where she sea r c h e d for the
"dolce vita." Looking for a crea-
tive outlet, she went to New
York where she met Jeff Sparks
of the special events section of
the U.N. who offered her a job
to serve in the staging of a Film
Festival then contemplated under
Eleanor Roosevelt's direction.
In addition, she joined the Wash- -
ington Square Players headed by
Jack Jeglum. Later, she was ac-
cepted as a student of Sandy
Meisner. She also developed her
interest in Shakespeare by work-
ing with Philip Burton, foster
father of Richard Burton. As a
side line to her acting career,
and to make some money to
further her career, she took a
two-year assignment to pose for
Doug Rosa as the "Woman of the
Her New York television credits
include, "The Doctors," for NBC;
"Kicksville, USA," NBC; "Twenty-
four Hours in a Woman's Life,"
CBS; and millions of commercials
selling soap—as she adds kiddingly.
Off-Broadway, she played Rose in
"Rose Bernd" by Gerhard Haupt-
mann, and Poppea in "The Come-
Her New York agent-told Anna
to get to Hollywood fast. Though
she was hesitant, he proved to be


Leave Everything to Us

Bonnie Levine to

right. During her first week on
the Coast, she snagged the pilot of
"The Wonderful World" and a role
with Ben Gazzara and Peter Law-
ford in "Run For Your Life."
Now after returning from Cen-
tral America, the much-traveled
young lady, whose face, of classi-
cal beauty, seems to come from the
pages of the Bible, has a large
agenda waiting. A picture for War-
ner Bros. and another one for the
producer of her Argentine film,
plus TV programs in Hollywood,
an off-Broadway show and a tele-
vision spectacular for the United
Anna Mizrahi, who in the course
of her junkets has met many digni-
taries throughout the world, is es-
pecially proud of her family's
friendship with the late president
of the State of Israel and Mrs. Ben-
Zvi. To her, she assures me, they
were like second parents. Much of
her courage to go with a difficult
career in a foreign country came
through her roots in the soil of the
Holy Land.

The Bene Israel



Mr. and Mrs. Sante Levine of
Stoepel Ave. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Bonnie
Sue to Martin Cohen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel N. Cohen of
The couple attends Eastern
Michigan University, where t h e
bridegroom-to-be is a member of
Sigma Tau Gamma.
An August wedding is planned.

(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

The Jews of India are made up
of three groups. One group is
known as Baghdadis since most of
this group come originally from
Baghdad. Another group which is
concentrated on the southwest
coast of India is known by the
name Cochin Jews. The third group
is known as Bene Israel. Most of
this group lives in Bombay. The
Bene Israel is the largest Jewish
group in India. Recent figures es-
timate their number as about

Alms Quantity

Creation 'of an international center
for studies in Jewish-Christian re-
lations was proposed here by a
rabbi who participated in a four-
day international colloquium on
Judaism and Christianity. The
project, outlined at dinner attend-
ed by 150 scholars from Europe,
Israel, and the United States at
Harvard Divinity School, was sug-
gested by Rabbi Marc H. Tanen-
baum, director of interreligious
affairs department of the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee. "It would
enable graduate and post-graduate
authorities in Jewish-Christian re-
lations to examine historical,- theo-
logical, and sociological issues on
an ongoing basis, located at a
center of a major university of
international reputation," he said.

Zohar On Piety

Who are the pious? Those who
consider each day as their last on
earth and repent accordingly —
Zohar, 1:220a.
Why is Israel like a worm? Be-
cause the worm's sole strength lies
in its mouth. So is it with Israel
(for it has the power of prayer)-
Zohar 1:178a.
Woe to him who carries on con-
versation in the synagogue. He
shows us that he does not belong
there; he diminishes the faith; he
has no .share in the God of Israel;
he proves that he has no God —
Zohar, 1:256a.
Tears break through the gates
and doors of heaven — Zohar,
2 : 245b.
Not all tears come before the
King. Sullen tears, and tears ac-
companying the petition for ven-
gence do not ascend on High. But
tears of entreaty and penitence,
and tears beseeching relief, cleave
the very heavens, open the portals,
and ascend to the king of Kings —
Zohar Hadash to Ruth, 80a.


Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bleier of
Kingswood Rd. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Eliza-
beth Ann to Seymour Applebaum,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Apple-
baum of Appoline Ave.
A December wedding is being

Cantillation Topic of Talk
for Orthodox Scientists

The first meeting of the aca-
demic year of the Detroit Chapter
of the Association of Orthodox
Jewish Scientists will take place
8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cong. Beth
Tefil of Emanuel Tikva.
Dr. Joseph A. Reif of the Uni-
versity of Michigan will speak on
"The Naturalness of the Cantilla-
tion of the Tora."
Dr. Reif, who is assistant pro-
fessor in the department of lin-
guistics, is preparing his Ph.D. dis-
sertation on the Ta'amey haMikra
and their linguistic and logical
function in expression and inter-
pretation of the meaning of sen-
The public is invited.

From the Shullian Arukh of
Rabbi Joseph Karo (1488-1575)
How .much is to be given to a
poor man? Sufficient for-his need
in that which he lacks (Deut. 15:8).
Thus, if he is hungry, he should
be fed; if he needs clothing, he
should be clothed; if he lacks
household utensils, they should be
purchased for him; and even if
he had been accustomed, before
The Bene Israel have a tradition he was impoverished, to ride on
which claims that they are the di- horseback with a slave running
rect descendants of the ten lost before him, he should be furnished
tribes of Israel, maintaining that with a horse and a slave. And so
their ancestors belonged to that each and every one should be
segment of population which had supplied with what he needs. If
Michigan has the greatest vari-
escaped deportation after the fall it is fit to give him (merely) a ety of minerals—metalic and non-
Prior to the
of the Kindom of Israel, in the slice of bread, give him a slice; metalic—to be found in any sim-
eighth century before the Com- if it is proper to give him dough, ilar-sized area in the world.
mon Era. They further contend give him dough; if he ought to
of Our New
that the original group which trav-
eled from Israel to India was ship- a bed for him. If it is fit to give
wrecked not far from what is now him a warm meal, give him warm
Bombay. Only seven couples - were food; if cold lunch, then cold
supposed to have been saved. They lunch. If he has to be fed (like
were thus isolated from other Jews an infant) then he must be fed. If
Call Our Consultant
for many centuries. The famous he is unmarried and he comes to
UN 3-6501
traveler Benjamin of Tudela seems take a wife, the community should
Emily Brown
to have heard of them in the find him a mate; but first they
For Your Bridal Needs
twelfth century and Marco Polo
UN 3-1376
speaks of them in the fourteenth him a bed and furnish, him with
century. Europeans first really necessary household utensils, and
took note of them from accounts then marry him off.
rendered by the Christian Mission-
(Note by Isserles: It appears
aries in the eighteenth century. that all this applies to Gabbiam
Most critics believed that this over public funds or to many do-
group came to India from some ing charitable work together, but
19320 Livernois
LI 7-4470
Arabian country in the course of every individual is not bound to
the first Millenium of the Com- satisfy all the needs of a poor
mon Era.
man who may chance to come his
The Bene Israel are called the way. What he ought to do is to
"Saturday Oilmen." This term is arouse public interest in a worthy
About the Unique and Origina' Flower
taken from the expression "Shan- case; but if he lives far from men,
war Teli" which means Saturday he should give what he can af-
Designs by Ceil and Ben Stocker for
oil pressers. This is said to have ford.)
been one of their original profes-
Those Very Special Occasions !
A poor woman who has an op-
sions, i.e., pressing oil from olives. portunity of marrying, shall re-
Come in and Let us Show YOU Why !
Since they did not perform this ceive not less than fifty Zuz; and
work on Saturday, because they if there is enough in the treasury,
observed the Sabbath, they were she should be maintained as hon-
called the "Saturday oilmen." orably as is befitting her.
5.51. Item,. Fir. n.
Some claim that the residents of
A pauper who begs from house
Party Flower Specialists
Konkan village did not buy oil on to house should be given only a
Bet. Sussex
Saturday because of this—and that small sum from the Kuphah.
15212 W. 7 MILE RD.
& Whitcomb
to this - day they don't buy oil on
A poor man, who goes from
Saturday. Oil pressing was not con-
sidered an esteemed occupation in place to place, shall receive not
India because it supposedly des- less than a loaf of bread . . . If
troys life by crushing the seeds. he remains over night, he should
be given a couch to sleep upon
Some .Bene Israel then gave up
this profession for agriculture and a bolster under his head, and
while a few rose to high positions oil and small fruit; and if it is
in the army and the naval fleet Sabbath, he should be provided
with food for three meals, and oil,
of some of the local rulers.
small fruit, fish and herbs; and
Dr. SAMUEL A. FRYER, bio- if he is known (to be worthy),
chemist, businessman and promi- he should be given as much as
nent California citizen, has been it is befitting his honor.
If the poor in a city are num-
named a recipient of a disting-
uished national awards in Jewish erous, and the rich say they
education — the "Amudim Inno- should go and beg, and the mid-
vator" Award — according to an dle classes say they should not
announcement by Samuel C. Feuer- beg but be supported by the mem-
stein, national president of Torah bers of the community in propor-
Umesorah—the National Society of tion to their wealth, the law is
as the latter says.—Article 250:1-5.
Hebrew Day Schools.





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