Why They Ran
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
(Copyright 1967, JTA Inc.)
Friday, September 22, 1967-21
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Dr. Edward Levi
Elected President, Earliest New Year Service on Guam
The first Rosh Hashana evening in that embattled area with Chap-
U. of Chicago
where in the world to lain Sholom Gliksman, chaplain of
An Israeli paper tells of an first arrival, Einstein was in dis-
amusing incident. A soldier back in tress because, in his hotel room,
his kibutz took off his shoes and there was no piano. Margulies
with gun in hand, ran wildly to came to his rescue and, after that,
CHICAGO (JTA)—Dr. Edward service any-
the U. S. Military Advisory Com-
the dining hall. "Why are you run- the man who got him the piano Hirsch Levi has become the first usher in the Jewish New Year mand. Chaplain Sheldon M. Kirsch
be held at 5 a.m. New
rung like that?" he was asked. could get any favor he wanted Jew to head a major American uni- 5728 will
of Detroit, the third chaplain in
"I am an Egyptian soldier," he from Einstein for Zionist purposes. versity, with his election as presi- a group of Jewish airmen and sai- Vietnam, took up his new post in
He had planned to visit Israel dent of the University of Chicago.
September, in time to prepare for
Dr. Levi, 56, is grandson of Rabbi lors on thegsland of Guam through the conduct of holiday services
Martha Gelthorn, one-time wife this summer. We asked him about
arrangements made by the Nation-
of the novelist, Ernest Hemingway, it later. "I gave the money for the Emil G. Hirsch, a founder of al Jewish Welfare Board.
for Jewish men of the First Marine
has written several articles about trip to the Israel Emergency American Reform Judaism and also
Hour by hour as the sun sets in Aircraft
the Arab refugees for the Manches- Fund," he said. It was charac- one of the first members of the
Ch aplain Kalman L. Levitan,
faculty of the University of Chi- each time zone during the next 24 Jewish chaplain at Wright-Patter-
ter Guardian and she tries to teristic.
cago. A native of that city, Dr. hours other High Holy Day evening son Air Force Base,-Ohio, is going
explain the running of the Arab
Levi attended classes from kinder- services will be conducted for on a special mission to combict
refugees. She quoted an Arab War Nazi on Probation
garten in the laboratory schools Jewish servicemen in Vietnam and High Holy Day services in Taiwan.
woman remarking to her on the After Conviction for
through law school at the univer- at more than 600 other overseas Chaplain Azriel C. Feltner, who
kindness of the Israeli officers. It
and doniestie installations, it was
wasn't Jewish mistreatment that
is stationed at the U. S. Air Force
BONN (JTA)—A former SS
As provost, Dr. Levi has been announced by Rabbi Selwyn D.
caused them to run. What did
convicted of complicity in the university's chief academic Ruslander, chairman of JWB's Chaplain School, Maxwell Air
make them take to their heels? officer,
the murder of 4,000 persons, was officer since 1962. Last year, he commission on Jewish chaplaincy Force Base, Ala., is going on a sim-
Here is her explanation:
ilar mission to Bermuda.
"Radio Cairo had promised de- sentenced to 61/2 years in jail Sun- was named to the board of trustees. and spiritual leader of Temple
The last large military service
struction of the Jews. King Bus- day—and promptly set free on The new president-elect joined the Israel, Dayton, 0.
celebrating the New Year will take
probation. The officer, Dr. Albert
On this side of the international , place in Hawaii and the very last
sein's broadcast before his 'cease- Widmann, 54, was convicted in a faculty in 1936, as an instructor in
the law school, whose dean he was date line, Rosh Hashana begins at
fire is memorable: `Kill the Jews,
Stuttgart court for his participation from 1950 to 1962. During a leave sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 4,1 one will be attended by two men
wherevei you find them. Kill them
stationed at Wake Island. Inter-
from the law school, he held a and will continue through sundown mediate places where services will
with your hands. With your nails
number of posts in the office of on. Friday, Oct. 6. Yom Kippur will be conduct ed f Jewish military
and teeth,' Now the Jews had won, in Russia in 1941.
The court president, Dr. Wolf- the United States attorney general begin at sundown on Friday, Oct.
so the Jews would kill them in-
gang Fischer, noted that Widmann and with the Department of Justice. 13, and will end at sunset on Sat- personnel through JWB's world-
wide arrangements include the
already served 31/2 years in
Dr. George Beadle, present head urday, October 14.
They had concluded that the
Philippines, Okinawa, Japan. Ko-
Jews would do to them as they jail on another conviction, for of the university, whom Dr. Levi
JWB is the government-accredi- rea, Thailand, Europe, Iceland,
will succeed in 1968, said that he ted agency Vit. religious, morale' Greenland, Alaska, Panama, the
had planned to do to the Jews.
But, after all, maybe running is tests on prisoners at the Sachen- was "so clearly and obviously the and welfare services to Jews in the United States, the Caribbean are-a,
just a quaint old Arab custom. hausen concentration camp in 1942. right person to serve as president U.S. Armed Forces, their families, the Seventh Fleet's Amphibious
Longfellow in his poem, The Concluding that Widmann had al- that it had been difficult to think and Jewish patients in Veterans Ready Group off the coast of Viet-
Psalm of Life refers to it. 'Shall ready served more than two-thirds seriously about other possibilities." Administration hospitals.
nam and other carriers and troop
fold their tents like the Arabs, of his jail sentence on this charge,
During a 10-day official visit to transports at sea, weather and ra-
The greatest profit ever made
And silently steal away'." Dr. Fischer released him on four
dar stations and .widely dispersed
Meanwhile, Nasser refuses to years' probation. He also ordered by one company in a year is
$1,734,781.55 by General Motors Ruslander discussed plans for the areas to which Jewish Peace Corps
recognize the existence of Israel. Widmann to pay a fine of 4,000 Corp. in 1964.
observance of the High Holy Days volunteers have been assigned.
Egypt can't operate the Suez Canal, marks ($360) to charity.
but maybe it's haunted. It can't
be Israel that's stopping her. Be-
cause "don'tcherknow" Israel
And some spooks are draining
away the Sinai oil too from Egypt.
It can't be Israel. She doesn't
Ezer Weizmann is given much
of the credit for the training of
the Israeli air force.
• • •
One may be a soldier and never
don a uniform. Such was Morris
Margulies, who passed away after
a life devoted to the Zionist cause.
He allied himself with the move-
ment almost from the beginning
when, a young lanky fellow, Louis
Lipsky, came to New York from
upstate. In Rochester, Lipsky had
been the editor of.a Jewish weekly,
The Shofar. In New York, Lipsky
became the editor of the American
Hebrew published by a man named
Cowen, who was a cousin of the
- American western writer, Bret
The times had their own drama.
Herzl never came to America but
he sent Jacob de llaas, and Re-
form rabbis opposed the movement.
but there arose men like Magnes
and Stephen Wise in their ranks
to challenge them. hillier, the
author of the Hatikva. meaning
Hope. seemed to get most of his
hope ordinarily from the bottle of
alcoholic spirits in his pocket.
Brandeis was beginning to ponder
the Jewish question while sitting
on the Supreme Court, and Weiz-
mann was mixing chemistry with
the Jewish problem.
Margulies, as secretary of the
ZOA, was in the center of this
beehive. He bore some physical
resemblance to Ben-Gurion and,
"Oh, here in the shop the machines roar only in the lesser Yiddish papers.. But
when he was in Israel in 1948, he
they were sung and resting in the shops
. was warned not to expose himself.
and in the workers' meetings. And they
I often forget I'm alive, or have been
. lest some Arab sniper mistake his
were memorized and chanted by the
I sink and am lost in the awful tumult;
identity. On one of his visits to
.And void is my soul; 1 become a machine." lowly in their tenements. Thus it was
Israel, he had an all-night con-
until 1597, when a Harvard professor,
Morris Rosenfeld was his name. His
versation with Orde Wingate, the
Leo Wiener. translated' some of Rosen
lot was the sewing machine, steam iron
British general who was instru-
and intolerable conditions of New York's • fehi's work into English and published it
mental in founding the Haganah
and teaching young Moshe Dayan
19th century garment industry. And his as "Songs of the Ghetto".
Rosenfeld quickly gained internatiohal
destiny, ultimately, was an invitation to
how to shoot.
No one knew more of the in-
renown. Ile was translated into French,
read his poetry—in simple, unadorned
sides of Zionism than Morris, and
Yiddish—before the scholars of Harvard, Berman, Polish. Into Roumanian and
one heard from him part of his-
Russian—even Japanese. He toured Eu-
.Wellesley and Radcliffe.
tory which usually never gets into
rope and was acclaimed in England,
Born in Poland in 1862, Morris, at 24,
print. There was Dorothy Thomp-
Austria and G alicia. The .songs—and
son. A non-Jewess, she was a kind
praises -- of the Yiddish poet were sung
and poverty, and escaped with his family
of Joan of Arc for Zionism, when
to America. Like most Jewish immi- world-wide!
suddenly she became pro-Arab.
In the movement to outlaw the sweat-
grants, he found underpaid work in the
No one understood exactly why.
shop; Morris Rosenfeld was a cultural
garment trades; and soon began to de-
According to Morris, her second
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force. For, while those about him sewed
husband, a Czech anti-Zionist,
scribe, in verse, the numbing, dulling,
whom he suspected to be Jewish,
grinding, despairing plight of the needle and suffered in silence, the immigrant
poet raised a small, yet eloquent voice.
was to blame.
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No one had better access to
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A significant voice. And it was heard.
At first, his writings were published
Einstein than Margulies. On his
The "piece work"poet