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January 13, 1967 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-01-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

The Israeli Bride Who Changed From Gold to Red

The white bridal dress is corn-
mon in Israel as much as any-
where. Some brides prefer it
long, others short. Some have their
dresses custom made and others
hire them.
A few, however, have bridal
dresses inherited from their moth:
ers and grandmothers, dresses
which for a hundred years or more
have made many a. bride look
magnificent. However, the bull-
dozer of Western Civilization is
pushing these dresses into the cup-
board to be kept from moths by

ancient and more modern insecti-
cides.
Many of the Yemenite Jews in
Israel are not content with the solu-
tion; they mix styles. A Yemenite
wedding in any case is a very
elaborate affair. Its ,preliminary
stages last two months, moving up
to a climax in the last fortnight,
before the couple is considered
legally and fully married, and
another week of festivities after

Milwaukee Population
Studied; Dr. Mayer Helps

MILWAUKEE (JTA) —The Jew-
ish Welfare Fund here has released
its first detailed report on its on-
going population study which has
been conducted for two years.
Dr. Albert J. Mayer, professor
of sociology at Detroit's Wayne
State University and a member of
the Council of Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds' national pop-
ulation study committee, served as
consultant to the welfare fund, pro-
viding the scientific guidance and
analysis required to produce an
accurate survey.
The study shows that the geo-
graphic extent of the total Mil-
waukee Jewish community now
spreads throughout the entire met-
ropolitan area as contrasted to
the highly concentrated Jewish
neighborhood of the past.
The population of the Milwaukee
Jewish community stands at about
25,000, including the "detached
population"—those who attend out-
of-town schools and are in the
armed services.
The average size of Milwaukee's
Jewish household is 2.99 persons.
A declining birth rate projected
for the next few years is already
making itself felt in decreased en-
rollment in Jewish schools. This
diminishing rate, however, is ex-
pected to level off within 10 years.
The area of most dramatic growth
in age categories is 65 years of
age and over, because of the rela-
tively large size of the group 45
to 64 years of age.



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Columbia Gets $2,000,000
From BartIch Estate

NEW YORK (JTA) — Columbia
University announced Monday that
it had been given more than $2,-
000,000 from the estate of the late
Bernard M. Bar-
uch. The funds
have been accu-
mulating since
t h e financier's
death in June,
1965.
The grant will
be used to ex-
pand the facili-
ties of the de-
partment of phy-
Baruch
s i c a l medicine
and rehabilitation of the univer-
sity's college of physicians and
surgeons. University officials said
that $560,000 of the gift will be
used for endowment of the Simon
Baruch Professorship of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation, nam-
ed for Mr. Baruch's father, which
was created in 1961.
One-third of the $2,089,984 be-
quest will be applied to the $200,-
000,000 goal announced by the uhi-
versity in its capital funds cam-
paign.

JOSEPH C. CASDIN has been
sworn in for his third term as
Worcester, Mass., first Jewish
mayor. He has consistently received
the highest number of votes in
city elections in recent years.

N.Y. Times Editors Admonish Israel

the true dress of the Yemenite
Jewish bride is San'a. That other
golden cloth is just an innovation
introduced by the nouveau-riches
of the early 19th century.
Thus, scientifically, the new
bride in the old dress is properly
attired. But hundreds of Yemenite
ladies coming to the museum are
Shocked. Never having seen the
ancient dress they think that the
museum curators just do not know
that brides wear gold and not red.
The museum hopes that one of the
families which still has a beautiful
golden jalayah will agree to dis-
play it at the museum, for all to
see what made a bride in the last
century look "proper."

NEW YORK (JTA) — The New
York Times on Jan. 6 described
as "nonsense" the continued de-
fense by Israeli officials of the
November 13 raid against Jordan.
The Times took the stand in an
editorial which discussed the new
priority given by Arab militants
in their anti-Israel campaign to
the overthrow of King Hussein in
Jordan. The editorial cited state-
ments by Ahmed Shukairy, head
of the "Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization" that the PLO intended
to go underground to "liberate"
Jordan before resuming commando
raids on Israel.
The editorial warned that Israel
could not take comfort "from its
temporary displacement as the
priority target for Arab terror-
ism" because Israel would con-
front "a gonizing choices if
Hussein were supplanted by a
militant Palestinian regime taking
its cues from Cairo or Damascus
or, indeed, staking its own claim
for Arab nationalist leadership."
For these reasons, the editorial
added, it was "disturbing" that
Israeli leaders continued to de-
fend the raid on Es Samu "and
even argue that it strengthened
King Hussein's position." The edi-
torial declared that "no attack
that seemed to demonstrate the in-
capacity of Jordan's army to de-
fend the kingdom could strengthen
the king. The Israelis should stop
talking nonsense and refrain from
any moves that could further
weaken his position."
A follow-up editorial in the New
York Times, Jan. 9, commented
on the new Syrian attacks on Is-
rael to indicate anew that the
attacks are from Syria and not
from Jordan. The editorial con-
cluded: -
"Israel's position is exasperat-
ingly uncomfortable. She has a
right to feel bitter disappointment
over the United Nation's inability
to help thus far. But, even so, the
Israelis have most to gain by per-
sisting at the UN and meanwhile
resorting to measures of military
defense. They are fully capable

Common Assets Seen
in Israel and Japan,-
Top Economic Gainers

that. The last Monday before the
final marriage is called the bride's
henna-day. Her hands are painted
according to a specified design
with red-brown henna, white waxy
elnaqsh and black hutma. On the
following wedding day, the bride
is expected to appear in full at-
tire, called tushbuq lulu and com-
posed of a pointed tiara of pearls
and flowers, nine long chains of
gold and silver filigree balls, many
bracelets and rings, a silken
flowery shawl and a golden robe,
called jalayah. How does one com-
bine such a lavish ceremonial at-
tire with a bride's white dream?
Here comes the idea of the com-
promise. Many a Yemenite bride
in Israel wears a tushbuq lulu for
her henna-ceremony and then re-
splends in white at her wedding.
One tushbuq lulu has been re-
constituted in the Ethnological
Exhibition Hall of the Israel
Museum, Jerusalem. Sitting in
full pose with the golden robe,
the bride inside a big showcase
became one of the museum's
largest attractions and the car-
pet in front of it is the only
place where the museum's year
and a half and 830,000 visitors
have left their mark. Yet the
golden jalayah had to go.
The family of bride-dresses that
loaned it to the museum needed it
for its own weddings and for many
other brides who wanted to hire it.
The museum's bride, considered
by everybody to be eternal, was
undressed and a red brocade gown
took the place of the golden jalaya.
It is alright, said the Yemenite
lady-experts: this red gown was

Zim Lines Introduces '
Radio Series on WABX

ZIM Lines started a series of
radio announcements on WABX,
99.5 on the FM dial, at 5:30-6 p.m.,
and 6:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
The series in the Detroit area
will last 15 weeks.

The rapid growth of Israel in
the 19 years of its existence has
interested economists of the world.
Another small country, however,
has also shown economic gains:
Japan.
Excerpts of an article by the
International Monetary Fund, pub-
lished recently in American-Israel
Economic Horizons, suggested that
these `'two frontrunners in t h e
growth 'sweepstakes during the
last decade" have many features
in common.
"Exceptional labor forces and
strong entrepreneurship plus
large inflows of capital are the
assets most frequently cited as
contributing to the economic
growth of the two countries,"
it said. The per capita gross na-
tional product in Japan is $714
and in Israel the GNP is $1,177.
Both countries are limited in
physical resources, but have been
able to draw on new foreign tech-
niques in a period of rapid tech-
nical change.
"The immediate conditions for
rapid economic growth in Japan
and Israel," said the article, "have
been the high commitment of total
national resources to investment
and a high return on this invest-
ment."
In addition, "Both the Israeli
and Japanese people have an ex-
traordinary capacity for improvis-
ing institutions conducive to eco-
nomic development at the particu-
lar time they are needed."

Friday, January 13, 1967-17

of protecting themselves until the
great powers and the United Na-
tions fulfill their duty of support-
ing Israel's right to live in peace
and freedom."

Egypt Closes Consulates

BEIRUT (ZINS)—The Egyptian
government decided to close down
a large number of its consulates
abroad because of a severe short-
age in foreign currency, the news-
paper Al Ahbar appearing in Cairo
announces.
Foreign experts note that Egypt's
plan for birth control has met with
failure and that its population is
increasing by 1,000,000 each year.
The experts further say also that
the government's plan to increase
national production in heavy in-
dustry has failed miserably.

MONTH

Jan. 12 - Feb. 10

Our Torah Says: "For man is as a tree
of the field" (Deut. 20:19) . . . ie man's
life is similar to the tree that grows in
the field. Just as a tree has roots,
branches, fruits and leaves, so too does
a human being have roots, fruits —
which are deeds — leaves — which are
his words.

PLANT TREES IN ISRAEL
IN THE NAME OF YOUR
LOVED ONES

Perpetuate the memory of family and
friends . . • celebrate Bar Mitzvah . • .
honor in happy event by planting
trees in the forests and Border Settle-
ments of Israel!

JNF SABBATH will be
observed in all Synagogues
JANUARY 21st

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Detroit Jewish Folk Chorus 30th Annual Mid-Winter Concert

HARVEY SCHREIBMAN, Conductor

Featuring the Premiere Performance of The Cantata
Poem: Malka Gottfried

"THE MARCH TO SELMA"

Music: Vladimir Heifetz
Guest Artist: EILEEN DENEEN, Soprano—Star of Opera, Concert, Radio, TV.

Yiddish, English, Hebrew Folk Songs

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SUNDAY EVENING, JAN. 15 — 8 P.M. At the Jewish Community Center, Meyers Road at Curtis
Tickets From All Members of the Chorus, Mrs. R. Baron, 341-9231 or Box Office evening of performance

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