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February 10, 1967 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-02-10

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Scientists Take Up Space at Yeshiva Hershman's Name

Recalled in ABC
Responsa Program

A recent ABC-TV Directions
program recalled the name of
Dr. A. M. Hershman as a scholar
who was linked with Responsa
Literature.
Rabbi Hershman was spiritual
leader of Cong. Shaarey Zedek
for more than 40 years. He au-
thored several books dealing
with Jewish literary subjects of
the Middle Ages. His sermons
also appeared in a volume pub-
lished several years before his
death.
The ABC program which
linked him with important
scholars who were interested in
Responsa Literature was en-
titled "Lovers of Righteous
Judgment."

Two of the world's outstanding scientists—Dr. Edward Teller
- (center) of. the United States and Dr. I. S. Shklovsky (right) of the
Soviet Union—were among hundreds of renowned astronomers and
physicists throughout the world at a major Yeshiva University spon-
sored symposiwn on space science in New York City. The sym-
posium was the source of disclosures about the greatest explosion
ever recorded by man, previously unknown characteristics of quasars
. and even included a sensational challenge to Albert Einstein's gen-
eral theory of relativity: With Drs. Teller and Shklovsky is Dr. Abe
Gelbart, dean of the Belfer Graduate School of Science of Yeshiva
University, a sponsor of the scientific event.

Cohen's/The CarpenterYears':
Novel About Jewish Escapism

Arthur A. Cohen, one-time theo-
logical student who was preparing
for the rabbinate, now a member
of the editorial staff of Holt, Rine-
hart and Winston, strikes a new
note in his newest book. It is a
novel, "The Carpenter Years," pub-
lished by New American Library
(1301 Ave. of Americas, NY19),
and it deals with an escape from
Judaism and the complications in-
volving the family escaped from
and the new faith acquired unreal-
istically. -
It is a deeply moving story about
Morris Edelman who leaves his
wife and son and escapes — to
become a churchman, to adopt the
name Edgar Morrison.
Escape from Judaism may
have been easy, but life as an
escapee c r e a t e d problems,
caused agony, emphasized the
fraud.

Yiddish Translator, Writer
Win Awards in Canada

MONTREAL (JTA)—A translator

of Yiddish works and a novelist

Edgar was never detected in his
community. He came in contact
with, the rabbi—that's how the story
commences—who wanted him as
director of the YMCA to admit a
group of Jewish youngsters for
gymnasium use in the small com-
munity of Langham, Pa. — until
the Jews build facilities of their
own. This former Jew would not
even yield easily to such a human
request! He did, later, but that was
when he learned that his abandoned
Jewish son was coming to apply
for a job in Langham.
That's where the drama is
tensest. The story is divided into
Friday and Saturday sections. On
Friday, when Edgar learned that
his son Daniel was arriving, he
went on a drunk. His Christian
family involvement revealed an
ugly character.
The next day, when Daniel ar-
rived, a party was given for him.
The fa-ther was invited. They met
and merely exchanged glances.
Then, as he was leaving the party
before it was over, Daniel an-
nounced he would not take the
job. The non-Jew who was in
charge of the offer threatened him.
There was a scene, but Daniel
knocked him down and left. What
a satisfaction that was for the
Jewish ladl
As a study in escapism, as a
literary piece. "The Carpenter
Years" holds the reader's atten-
tion closely and creates serious
thought about Jewish loyalties and
flight from realities. It's an es-
pecially well written novel and de-
serves widest attention.

are the winners of H. M. Caiser-
man Awards, established by the
Canadian Jewish Congress for out-
standing contributions to Jewish
letters. it Was announced here.
The awards, presented by Lavy
M. Becker, chairman of the CRC
national executive, at a meeting of
the Canadian Jewish Historical So-
ciety, went to M. S. Dunsky, Yid-
dish translator and author of com-
mentaries to several books of the
Midrash, and to C. J. Newman, au-
thor of "We Always Took Care of
Our Own," a first novel.
Dunsky was awarded a cash
grant of $500, and Newman re-
ceived $750.
The H. M. Caiserman Awards
Wayne State University has issued
comemorate one of the founders of a most impressive art book jointly
the CJC in 1919.
with the Detroit Institute of Arts.
"The Peale Family — Three
Put not your trust in money, but
Generations of American Artists"
put your money in trust.
Holmes is a most attractive book.
Tracing the activities of the
Peales, this volume serves both as
a valuable catalogue and as an
historical record of the creative ef-
forts of a family composed of great
artists.
The scores upon scores of repro-
ductions of their artistic labors,

Revised Edition
of Jakobovits'
Medical Ethics

"Jewish Medical Ethics" by Dr.
Immanuel Jakobovits, Chief Rabbi
of the British Commonwealth, will
be reissued by Bloch, Feb. 15.
This noted work, known as the
first comprehensive treatise on the
subject, is a comparative and his-
torical study of the Jewish reli-
gious attitude to medicine and its
practice. An index has been added
to this edition of the book, origin-
ally published in 1959. The sub-
jects treated include eugenics, ster-
ilization, abortion, euthanasia, ana-
tomical dissection, and the attitude
toward faith healing and irrational
medical beliefs.
Dr. Jakobovits was formerly the
spiritual leader of New York's
Fifth Avenue Synagogue, and be-
fore coming to the U.S. was Chief
Rabbi of Ireland.

`Million Dollar Weekend' -
Benefits Israel Education

MIAMI BEACH — Mayor Teddy
Kollek of Jerusalem reported here
that the American Jewish com-
munity had pledged more than
$1,000,000 to the appeal's Israel
Education Fund during his visit.
Most of the "surge of giving"
took place at a dinner in the Miami
Beach home of Joseph H. Kanter
of Cincinnati, newly-appointed UJA
and Israel Education Fund na-
tional chairman. The seven gifts
announced to Mayor Kollek at the
dinner followed by one day a
$220,000 pledge made in Palm
Beach by Fred P. Pomerantz of
New York for the construction of
a community center in Jerusalem
near the Jordan border.
The seven new gifts will be
used for high school construction
and teacher-training scholarships
throughout Israel. Among those
participating actively in the "mil-
lion dollar weekend," was Paul
Zuckerman of Detroit.

True peace means the oppor-
tunity to enjoy life and its bless-
ings. UNICEF wants all the world's
children to have this opportunity.

'Peale Family' --Splended Art Book

most of them in black and white and
many in full colors, present to the
reader a valuable art book: A
genealogy appended to the volume
lists the many Peales who created
these works.

Aviation Pioneer
Henry W. Walden, an American
Jewish dentist, was one of the
earliest pioneers of aviation in the
United States. He built his own
plane, which was acclaimed as the
first successful American mono-
plane.

Friday, February 10, 1967-9

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

'Thanks to Scandinavia'
Project Gets $300,000

NEW YORK (JTA) — Richard
Netter, president of the Thanks to
Scandinavia P r o g r a m, reported
that more than $300,000 had been
contributed to the program to pro-
vide scholarships for students in
four Scandinavian countries in ap-
preciation for the efforts of those
countries in saving Jews from the
Nazis during World War II.
In a progress report for 1966,
Netter also said that pledges total-
ing more than $150,000 had been
received.
He said that scholarships of
$3,000 each were now being granted
for one school year but, in some
cases, were granted for two years,
and that selections were now being
made for the 1967-68 school year.
He reported that, in the first
year, scholarships had been award-
ed only to Danish students but that
the seven recipients of scholarships
for 1966 included students from
four Scandinavian countries—Den-
mark, Sweden, Norway and Fin-
land.

Lord Sieff Receives
Weizmann. Award

Lord Sieff of Brimpton, a
founder of the Weizmann Insti-
tute of Science, intimate of
Chaim Weizmann and benefactor
of Israel, receives the 1966
Weizmann Award in the Sciences
and Humanities at Rehovot,
from Meyer W. Weisgal, presi-
dent of the institute.

Rise in U.S. Immigration
From S. Europe and Asia

SALE!

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A sharp
rise in the number of immigrants
from southern Europe and Asia
since the passage of the Immigra-
tion Act of 1965 was reported by
Acting Attorney General Ramsey
Clark. Thousands of families were
reunited last year, the Justice ,De-
partment official disclosed.
The statistics showed that 338,000
immigrants were given permanent
resident status in 1966, compared
with 311,668 in 1965. • -
The report, which did not identify
immigrants by religion, did not in-
dicate how many of the newcomers
were Jewish.

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