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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-01-06

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Berger's speeches Review Centers' Impacts

Austrian-Engineered Jet
Being Tested by Egypt

The impact of Jewish Center
activities in this country, ideologi-
cal aspects of such communal tasks,
the variety of services rendered by
Jewish Centers are accounted for
in "Graenurn Berger Speaks on
the Jewish Center," published by
the Jewish Education Committee
Press (426 W. 58th, NY 10019).

ISTANBUL (ZINS) — Egypt is
testing a supersonic jet engine de-
signed by Austrian and German
engineers which, according to re-
ports, is destined for "defensive
military use against Israel."
The engine, called E300, may
be ready for production in 1968.
It was designed and being built
at a closely guarded aircraft fac-
tory south of Cairo.
The Egyptian aircraft program
is headed by Ferdinand Brander,
a 61-year-old Austrian engineer,
who helped to develop engines for
Germany's Junker bombers during
World War II.

Berger, now the Jewish Centers'
consultant in New York, held a
number of posts in Staten Island
and Bronx.
This volume, the preface to
which was written by Dr. Maurice
Hoexter, executive vice president
of the Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies of New York, contains the

Young Zionist's Eook Pays Tribute
to Memory of Late Moshe Sharett

Not only the tributes of great
men in Jewry paid to Mr. Sharett
but some of the late Zionist lead-
er's own declarations on the move-
ment and on Israel are part of this
valuable record.
Rosensaft refers to Mr. Sharett
as "an aristocrat, a member of the
select nobility into which one can
be accepted only by virtue of ex-
ceptional character, high principles
and devotion to great ideals." The
text corroborates this judgment.
As the first tribute to appear to the
eminent leader since his death,
Rosensaft's book is a valuable ac-
quisition by the library dealing
with Zionism and Israel.

texts of papers and addresses by
Berger. Many Center functions
are evaluated and the links
with Jewish communities, with Is-
rael, with the synagogues, are ex-
Berger views the Jewish Cen-
ter as "a fourth force in Ameri-
can Jewish life"—a force emerg-
ing supplementary to the three
religious groupings. In the ex-
planatory chapter in which he
thus evaluates the Center move-
ment, Berger reviews develop-
ments in Jewish life, including
the rise of the Jewish Day School
movement, and he declares about
the Center: "It is imbued with
everything that is good in mod-
ern times and it looks forward
to finding solutions for man's
difficulties in this troubled
world and not a mystical after
Berger's texts are packed full of
historic references, drawing upon
the philosophic impacts of philan-
thropy, of social services, of the
links of the Jewish Center move-
ment with world Jewish activities
and with the American scene.

Friday, January 6, 1967-7

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A young friend and admirer of
the late Moshe Sharett, Menachem
Z. Rosensaft, paid a glowing trib-
ute to the Israeli statesman who
was one of the chief Zionist leaders
and among the architects of the
State of Israel.
In "Moshe Sharett — Statesman
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offers his personal acclaim for Mr.
Sharett's services to his people, re-
calls his own and his father's re-
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Minister and Foreign Minister of
Israel, and draws upon the basic
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man he honors.
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French Seminary Students
Engage in Study Course

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

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help solve the acute shortage of
trained religious and communal
workers in growing Jewish com-
munities throughout France began
here Thursday under sponsorship
of the Joint Distribution Commit-
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