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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, January 6, 1967-11

Learning a New Language

A Call to Jewish Learning . • • • • •

.

By DAVID SCHWARTZ

(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

Hallelujah, he is talking in Hebrew.
Old people should not be discour-
aged about learning a new lan-
guage. In his Curiosities of Litera-
ture, Benjamin Disraeli noted that
Cato, the Roman, took up the study
of Greek when he was 80, and
Plutarch, the Greek, took up the
study of Latin in his old age and
also Socrates took up the study of
musical instruments in his older
years.

Interviewed on the Today Show
about his book on the Beilis case,
Maurice Samuel said that in order
to write the book, he had to spend
four years learning -Russian and
he added : "You know how hard it
is for one of my age to learn a
new language."
Why do children learn languages
so easily?
The child does it painlessly. He
or she goes around with other Book of Yiddish Poetry
children playing hide and seek or Issued in Soviet Union,
baseball and in the process ac-
quires a command of language With Markish Novel -
quite incidentally. If the older per-
The USSR's Novosti Press Agen-
son, let us say a Russian Jewish cy reports that Sovetskii Pisatel
immigrant, went around playing Publishers has put out a book of
baseball in America, he too would poetry by Samuel Galkin, outstand-
more speedily acquire a command ing Jewish poet (1897-1960).
of English, to say nothing of the
The 300-page book has a cir-
improvement of his ball game. His culation of 4,500 copies in Yiddish.
difficulty is he does not play ball Its compiler and editor is poet
and confines most of his associa- Isaak Borukhovich, Galkin's son-
tions with those who speak his old in-law. The epilogue to the book
tongue.
was written by literary critic Izrail
Thomas Jefferson said that the Serebryany."
way to acquire a language is to go
"Galkin, writes Novosti, "is a
to a country where the language poet of profound human emotion
is spoken and take a room in a and philosophic interpretation of
house where there are women and the surrounding word. Therefore,
children. It should be a nice noisy it is quite natural that a large part
house, where the kids give you no of the book is taken up by his
peace. Remember, you didn't come thoughts of the future, of human
there for peace. If you want peace, relations, of children and their
it's best not to know any lan- future, of life and death, of the
guages. It's what people say to destinies of the country and its
each other that causes fights. If people.
"The works included in the book
they didn't talk, we should prob-
ably not need any armies and the were written by the poet in the
United Nations could be turned into last years of his life, and they,
so to say, sum up the result of
a nice office building.
Another way to learn a language his creative effort in the postwar
period."
is to do like Eliezer ben Yehuda,
It also was reported from Mos-
the father of modern Hebrew.
cow Tuesday that a publishing
When he first came to Jerusalem
house has just issued "In the
back in the eighties of the last
Footsteps of Generations," in its
century, no one spoke Hebrew and
Yiddish original, by Per e t z
in order to foster the Hebrew
Markish, one of the prominent
tongue and also personally perfect
Jewish writers liquidated in the
himself in its use, he made it a
Stalin area.
condition of his marriage that his
The publication was viewed as
wife must agree in advance to an implied rehabilitation of
speak no other language but He- Markish by Soviet authorities al-
brew. This is the old "hard to get" . though the Yiddish poet has never
technique that girls especially been officially and formally
prize.
rehabilitated. He has been mourned
The labor leader, Samuel Gom- in speech and print by many Jew-
pers, many years ago, wanted to ish and non-Jewish writers.
learn German, but he could not
"In the Footsteps of Genera-
spare the time to go to Germany, tions" is a 700-page novel in which
so for some time he read only Markish uses for background the
German newspapers, refusing to experiences of a colony of Polish-
read English papers.
Jewish refugees on Soviet soil and
It's nice to know many languages the Warsaw Ghetto. Hersh Romonik
and most of us know more than has written an epilogue, and the
we think. Everyone who says Mas- jacket for the new edition was
sachusetts, Minnehaha, Alabama deisgned by Shlorno Telengator,
or Chicago is speaking Indian. the Soviet-Jewish artist.
These are Indian words. Every
Presbyterian who says Amen is
Much study is a weariness of the
using a Hebrew word. If he says flesh.
—Ecclesiastes xii, 12.

Heltrcvoi Grow

telephone extension
telephone set
- receiver
telephone dial
to dial
the line
the line is busy



the telephone

to phone

phone call, ring

telephone
number
telephone
directory
telephone
service
exchange
operator

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telephone conversation
local call
long distance call
telephone subscriber
telephone bill

can one get in touch
with you
by phone ?
before dialing
we were interrupted
(they disturbed us)
the phone is
out of order
the number was
changed

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