Annual Jewish Book Fair
Starts Saturday Evening
With Program at Center
Books and authors . . . Noteworthy
exhibits . . . Contests for the youth
and entertaining events for adults .. .
Scores of literary projects mark this
year's Book Fair celebration to last
from Nov. 5 to Nov. 14 . . . The entire
community is invited to participate
in these celebrations.
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HE JEWISH NE
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A Weekly Review
Book Fair and
Jewish Legacies • . .
The Two Nobel
of Jewish Events
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Serious Developments Predicted
As Arab Infiltrations Increase
New York 'Y', Yeshiva U. Form
The 92nd Street YM-YWHA and the Wurzweiler
School of Social Work of Yeshiva University have
_ formed a unique experimental partnership, it was an-
, nounced by Arthur D. Leidesdorf, president of the
YM-YWHA, and Dr. Samuel. Belkin, president of the
The project will unite the nation's largest and most
comprehensive Jewish community center and the first
university-based school of social work under Jewish
auspices for at least three years in an arrangement
, similar to those linking medical colleges and teaching
The first such undertaking in the field of social
work, it will bring graduate students and faculty of the
Wurzweiler School into the YM-YWHA for the purpose
of developing a strong working relationship through which
mutual feedbacks of community services and academic
instruction would significantly strengthen both social
work education and social service agencies.
Dr. Carl Urbont, the Y's executive director, initiated
the project and worked out the structure of the partner-
ship with Dr. Morton I. Teicher, dean of the Wurzweiler
- Murray Raim was named project director and assistant
professor at the school.
_ The projects' first year will focus mainly on a depth
Study of the Y's varied social group work service
Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News
During the past week there has been a continuing series of sabotage by Syrian infiltrators.
The Negev water pipeline between Arad and Masada was sabotaged Oct. 29 and footprints of
three persons led to the Jordanian border.
A freight train was derailed when it hit an explosive planted on the tracks between Jerusalem
and Tel Aviv. The derailed train was fired on but only one train worker was hurt. The incident
occurred about a half mile from the Jordanian border. The incident appeared to be the work of
a new Arab terrorist group, the "Palestine Liberation Front," active in the Judean Hills area. Four
leaflets were found carrying such messacres as "Get Out of Here, Zionists. Death to You and
Victory to the Heroic Palestinian Nation." The leaflets were found in an improvised stone position
from which two of the guerrillas had watched the approaching train and then detonated the
explosive. Investigators found tracks which later led to the Jordanian border, and Israel filed a
protest with the Mixed Armistice Commission.
An Israeli army car Tuesday detonated a freshly laid mine in the latest border incident,
which occurred near the Syrian border. The
Israeli Rabbi. Is Indicted
car was damaged but none of its occupants
were hurt. The site of the incident was near
in Death of Noted Sculptor
Nebi Huda, across the border from the forti-
fied Syrian position at Tel Azzaziat, scene
JERUSALEM—Rabbi Amram Blau, curator of Mount
of a number of recent guerrilla incursions.
Zion, was charged by the Jerusalem District Attorney's
office Wednesday with responsibility in the death of
sculptor David Palombo.
Shimon Peres, former deputy defense
Palombo, whose works were about to be dedicated
minister and now secretary of former Premier
at the opening of Parliament, was killed the night of
David Ben-Gurion's dissident Israel Workers
Aug. 13, when he rode his scooter into an unlit "sabbath
Party (Rafi), Tuesday assailed the Israel gov-
chain" barring the road to his studio atop Mt. Zion.
ernment's decision to place its complaint
The charges submitted to the Jerusalem Magistrates'
Court stated that Rabbi Blau had the chain placed across
against Syrian-based guerrilla incursions be-
the road last July to prevent vehicles from using it
fore the United Nations Security Council.
on the Sabbath.
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America's Major Vital': New York's Lower East Side
Dramatically Portrayed in Exhibition at Jewish Museum
American Jewish history had many stages. The earliest beginning was the arrival of
Jews with Columbus. The first Jewish community was established with the arrival of a group
of escapees from persecution in 1654 and the American Jewish Tercentenary celebration in
1954 commemorated that historic event. In the interim there were numerous developments,
the most dramatic of which was the life of the Jews on the East Side of New York during
the era when more than a million Jews came to this country in the latter part of the last
century and during the early years of the 20th Century.
This interesting stage is portrayed in the exhibition at the Jewish Museum, 92nd
Street and Fifth Avenue, New York. That epic story is told so dramatically, its displays are so
soul- and heart-stirring, that peoples of all faiths, from all parts of the land, have made it a. point
to visit New York and to attend the exhibition.
So impressive is this exhibition that during the period of its display audiences have
grown in numbers and people line up for blocks to gain admission to the Jewish Museum,
which is an offshoot of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Two Sundays ago the
attendance numbered nearly 4,800, last Sunday it exceeded the 5,000 mark and by the time
the exhibit ends on Nov. 13 there will no doubt be more than 2b0,000 people who will have
seen this historic display.
— Jacob A. Riis Photo — Courtesy Museum City of New York
"The Street—Their Playground: Hester Street in Early 1890s,"
one of photographs on display at Jewish Museum
"As a portal, the Lower East Side prepared millions for adaptation to
American Life. Because its population was transient, the Lower East Side was
liko a school. The lessons are firmly planted and the memories are strong.
Many of those who participated in Lower East Side experiences are in the
-:,grime of life. For them, the vanished Lower East Side is a fresh memory.
z.This exhibition provides an opportunity to revive memories for those who
participated in it. For those who heard about the Lower East Side in childhood
:-.024- have never known it, this exhibition is an introduction. For those who
have no association with the Lower East Side, it should provide an overview
Of a wonderfully rich and fruitful period in which millions of Jews came to
America through a small portal and spread across the country making their
contributions to the total fabric of American life."
—From the introduction
to "The Lower . East Side" catalogue by , Allon Schoener.
Major credit for arranging the exhibition, with special attention to the remarkably
instructive catalogue, goes to Allon Schoener. The 40-year-old inaugurator of the immense
project, a native of Cleveland, was educated at Yale University where he
received his BA (1946) and MA (1949). He did graduate work in the
history of art at Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London
and his professional experience was at the San Francisco Museum of Art
and the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, before he became assistant
director of the Jewish Museum in 1965.
Pictorially, the catalogue he edited—"The Lower East Side: Portal to
American Life 1870-1924"—is superb. It contains the major photographs
from the exhibit. It is replete with historical material. A chronology by
Moses Rischin related to the subject has immense value for historians and
especially for students 'of American Jewish history. Schoener's introductory
essay analyzes superbly the exhibition, the history of the period, the people
and the time covered by the displays.
The catalogue's contents are enriched by essays from the writings of eminent Jews of
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