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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-05-05

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IN) Judge Gets llebreu U. Award

Judge Edward S. Silver
(left), surrogate of Kings
County in New York City,
receives the Solomon Bub-
lick Award of the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
from Samuel Rothberg,
chairman of the board of
the American Friends of
the Hebrew University.
U. S. Supreme Court Jus-
tice William 0. Douglas
looks on.

Prayer for Government

By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX

(Copyright. 1967, JTA. Inc.)

Its customary in many syna-
gogues to offer a prayer for the
government of the country after
the Tora Reading on the Sabbath.
This prayer or type of prayer
seems to have originated in early
medieval times. Its importance as
a Jewish tradition is traced to the
passage in Jeremiah where the
prophet, in foretelling the coming
exile of the people of Israel, com-
mands them in the name of the
Almighty as follows: "And seek
the peace of the city whither I
have caused you to be carried

Texas Prelate Opens Drive
Against Anti-Semitism

SAN ANTONIO (JTA) — De-
nouncing anti-Semitism which he
said has roots that are "deep and
dark," Archbishop Robert E. Lucey,
whose Roman Catholic jurisdiction
includes 32 Texas counties, opened
an educational drive Friday, de-
signed to educate laymen in the
spiritual and human aspects of
Catholic -Jewish relations. He
ordered every parish priest to dis-
tribute the material. Noting the
"deep and dark" roots of anti-
Semitism, he told the priests: "We
can never know precisely where
they dwell and when they surface.
It is vital that all people become
informed of the truth about the sin
against our Christian conscience."

away captive, and pray unto the
Lord for it, for in the peace thereof
shall ye have peace" (Jeremiah
29:7). In the Book of Ezra we find
Cyrus asking the Jews who were
returning to Jerusalem to "pray
for the life of the king and his
sons" (Ezra 6:10). The early Rab-
bis of the Talmudic era asked the
people to "pray for the peace of
the kingdom" (Avoth, Chap. 3;
Avodah Zarah 3:b). The medieval
liturgist (Abudraham) indicates
that this prayer was also recited
on Mondays, Thursdays and on
Jewish holidays, meaning that it
was recited on every day that the
Tora was read in the synagogue.
Evidently these were the days
when more people were in attend-
ance. It is interesting to note that
originally, the prayer mentioned
the name of the ruling monarch.
It was only after an occasion
where a foreign power had cap-
tured the local government and
the censor refused to let the Jews
use their prayer books because
the old monarch's name was seen
printed there, that many prayer
books later eliminated the name
of the ruling monarch from the
printed text.

Six Moroccan Jews
Honored by King

CASABLANCA (JTA)—Six Mor-
occan Jews who have served in
government posts have been hon-
ored on the occasion of the anni-
versary of King Hassan II's ac-
Translation
Poetry, indeed, cannot he trans- cession to the throne.
Issac Benarroch, member of the
lated. and therefore it is the poets
that preserve the languages; for we cabinet of the national defense
would not be at the trouble to ministry was named a Chevalier
learn a language when we can De L'Ordre National Du Trone.
have all that is written in it just The order of Oussam Reda was
as well in a translation. But as we conferred on David Andre Lamy,
cannot have the beauties of poetry chief of Morocco's industrial pro-
but in its original language, we duction; Albert Ilamou, engineer
learn it.—Samuel Johnson (1776) in the research bureau; Paul
Ohana, petroleum engineer, Daniel
A best-seller is the gilded tomb Berdugo of the Commerce Minis-
of a mediocre talent. I try, and Albert Mamane of the
—Logan P. Smith. Posts and Telegraphs Ministry.

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The Kibbutz Haggada has long
become in Israel part of a new
Passover tradition that sharply de-
viated from traditional observance.
There are about 100 Kibbutz Hag-
gadoth in existence and though
they are still in revolt against the
old pattern of the Passover ritual,
they lately show a decided swing
to the "right"—a conscious return
to the "old" custom.
The illustration shown here —
highlighting the "Four Questions"
modern Style, is taken from the
Haggada used in the Kibbutzim of

"Hashomer Hatzair."

Two New Jewish
Novels Published
in Soviet Union

Hebrew Musical a Hit
in London Theater

Novosti Press Agency (APN)
reports to The Jewish N e w s,
through the USSR Embassy in
Washington, that a novel about
the Vilnius (Vilna) ghetto, hero
Itzik Vittenberg, who was a leader
of the underground resistance
movement against Nazism, has been
written by the Jewish novelist,
Iosif Rabin, under the title "I See
You, Vilnius." The APN report
about this novel states:
"The underground organization
in the ghetto got ready for a big
operation, but the Germans learned
of this and demanded that Vitten-

berg immediately be handed over
to them, otherwise the ghetto, with

all its 20,000 inhabitants, would
be destroyed.
"Vittenberg thus faced the tragic
choice of either sacrificing him-
self or else seeing thousands of
the unfortunate ghetto inmates
put to death. He had every chance
of getting away and joining the
guerrillas, but his conscience, his
duty as a revolutionary, prompted
him to surrender to the fascists.
Vittenberg realized that his death
would not save the people in the
ghetto, but they believed, or rather
to say, wanted to believe that the
death of one person would possibly
postpone for a certain period the
extermination of 20,000.
"Itzik Vittenberg voluntarily
gave himself up to the Gestapo
and perished. Was he right in tak-
ing this step or not? Iosif Rabin.
a writer and psychologist, does not
give a straight answer, but leaves
it to the reader to judge this heroic
deed."
The Russian news agency also
announces another Russian novel,
"Spring," by Samuil Gordon, a
translation from the Yiddish by
Iosif Gurevich.
This 250-page novel deals with
the life of the young generation
of the Soviet Union. The leading
character is the son of Colonel
Siver. His life is described from
days of his childhood to maturity.
This volume also includes two
narratives, "Vineyard" and "Re-
turn," as well as "Virgin Soil,"
"Subway Incident," "P e c h o r a
Barmber," and other stories about
contemporary life in the Soviet
Union.
Samuil Gordon was born in Kau-
nas in 1909, was graduated from
Moscow University, took up writ-
ing, and his first story appeared
in 1928. He now lives in Moscow.
APN announces that a Jewish
actress, Neham Liftshitzaite, gives
recitals in Moscow and always at-
tracts packed houses. She is now
presenting a new program in vari-
ous concert halls of the Soviet
capital.

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

LONDON—Israel's Cameri The-
ater troupe presented a premier

performance here Monday night of
a musical in Hebrew to a packed
Aldwych Theater and earned an
enthusiastic reception from the
first-night audience and the critics.

The troupe, one of Israel's lead-
ing theater groups, presented
"King Solomon and the Cobbler,"
based on a play by Sam Grone-
mann, a late Zionist leader, lawyer
and leading playwright. Written in
German, the musical was produced
in Hebrew in a translation by
Nathan Alterman, with music by
Alexander Argov and was seen by
500,000 persons in Israel.

Guttural Film Accents
Edward Small is producing "The
Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz,"
with the sound stages of the Gold-
wyn studios reverberating with the
guttural accents of such German
voices as Elke Sommer, Werner
Klemperer, John Banner and Leon
Askin, the latter a Shakespearian
actor who fled the Reich when
Hitler rose to power.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

16—Friday, May 5, 1967

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Youth Stands Trial
for Yonkers Fire

WHITE PLAINS (JTA) —
Eighteen-year-old Thomas R. Rup-
pert, charged with setting the
Yonkers Jewish Community Center
afire, claiming 12 lives during a
Hanuka celebration on Dec. 20,
1965, went on trial Monday in the
county court.
The fire, described by the Yonk-
ers police chief as the worst in the
city's history, resulted in the death
of nine children and three adults.
The flames broke out when a class
of children was taking music les-
sons on the fourth floor of the
center.
Most of the 100 children in the
building were led to safety along
ledges four stories above the
ground, until they reached fire-
men's ladders.

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An Eban Anecdote
At a closing ceremony of African
and Asian students in Israel, Abba
Eban, Israel's Foreign Minister,
who was the guest speaker, said
that when Israel joined the United

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Nations, she was the 59th member
to be accepted. Today there are
123 member States. "Really" some-
one asked. Eban drily replied: Any-
way, there were 123 Member States
when I left my office in Jerusalem
an hour ago!"

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