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November 03, 1967 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-03

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Friday, November 3, 1967-9
Hadassah, Sisterhoods, Bnai Brith, Zionist THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Object to Term 'Anti-Semitism' in Bill
Programs on Schedule of Annual Book Fair Nations
The Saudi Arabian delegate, C.

Programs sponsored by Hada- Then for five years, he was Chief
Analyst and Wage Administrator
Organization and the Jewish Na- for the 'U.S. Civil Service at the
tional Fund, Bnai Brith, American Boston Post of Embarkation, and
Jewish Committee, Landsmanshaf- later served in the same capacity
ten, youth Zionist, American Jew- for the New England Division of
ish Congress and other groups are the War Assets Corporation. From
included in the program of the 1946 to 1962, he was in private
annual Jewish Book Fair to be held business, and then returned to
at the Jewish Center Nov. 11-19.
teaching. He was an instructor at
A highlight of the Book Fair Franklin Institute of Boston, and
will be Hadassah Day, Tuesday, is now on the staff of State Col-
Nov. 14. Guest speakers will in- lege, Boston. Mr. Kemelman lives
clude Abraham Avidar, consul with his family in Marblehead,
general of Israel in the Midwest, Massachusetts, and some of his
and Mrs. Molly Lyons Bar-David, best friends are rabbis.
author and food columnist.
Almost a half century of Jew-
ish life in the United States and
throughout the world is encom-
passed in "Challenge and En-
counter: Behind the Scenes in
the Struggle for Jewish Sur-
vival," the autobiography of Mau-
rice Bisgyer. Bisgyer, for 27
years the executive head of Bnai
Brith, will appear at the Thurs-
day evening program of Book
Fair co-sponsored with Bnai
"Challenge and Encounter" is
an intimate and revealing memoir
of a lifetime devoted to public
service by one of the most import-
ant Jewish organizational leaders
and representatives. It includes
Bisgyer's first-hand observations
and recollections of seven Ameri-
can presidents with regard to sev-
Born in Poland, 'Avidar later
incidents involving Jewish mat-
went with his parents to Danzig,
where he joined the Halutzic Pio- ters. He discusses the recent Va-
declaration on Jews and the
neering Movement. He served for
many years as its head, organizing entire problem of German-Jewish
the rescue of Jewish youth by legal relationship, both during and after
the Nazi regime.
and illegal means from Nazi Dan-
"Watching a State Achieve Na-
tionhood" will be the topic dis-
During World War II, Avidar
cussed by Frank Gervasi, author
was in Great Britain, taking a lead-
of the newly released "The Case
ing part in the pioneering move-
for Israel," Wednesday evening,
ment, especially in educating Jew-
Nov. 15.
ish refugee youth. He also acted
Gervasi's appearance at the Book
on behalf of the Hagana, and or- Fair is co-sponsored by the Jewish
ganized "illegal" Aliyah to Pales- National Fund and the Zionist Or-
tine. While in England, he studied ganization of Detroit. Dr. Israel
at the London School of Economics.
In 1947, Avidar went to Pales-
tine, where he joined the Kibutz

ssah, local sisterhoods, the Zionist

mission on adult Jewish education
of Bnai Brith, and Ruth Freeman
Solomon, author of "The Candle-
sticks and the Cross."
A graduate of Hunter College,
Mrs. Edelman holds an MA in

Galed and participated in the
War of Liberation. He also con-
'tuned his studies at the He-
brew University and graduated
with honors.

Mrs. Adler, well known for her
active participation in Jewish and
community affairs in Detroit, has
also been a board member of the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Welfare Federation. She will dis-
cuss the topic, "Don't Sleep Late,
Don't Go Hungry, Don't Miss the
Book Fair."
An unorthodox mystery, "Satur-
day the Rabbi Went Hungry" by
Harry Kemelman has been pur-
chased by the Reader's Digest as
a Condensed Book Selection and
is a Book of the Month Club alter-
nate. Kemelman's first successful
novel, "Friday the Rabbi Slept
Late," has been translated into half
a dozen languages and was the win-
ner of the Mystery Writers of
America Edgar Award for the Best
First Mystery of the Year.
Kemelman's "The Nine Mile
Walk" appeared in "Delights of
Detection." edited by Jacques Bar-
zun, and he is also the creator of
the popular Nicky Welt mystery
stories in Ellery Queen's "Mystery

After earning his master's de-
gree in English at Harvard Gar-

duate School in 1931, Kemelman
taught at various schools until 1941.

Allagany, supported an Israeli sug-
gestion that the term "anti-Juda-
ism" be substituted for anti-Semi-
tim and contended that "the true
anti-Semitic practices today were
directed against Moslem and Chris-
tian Arabs."
Mrs. L. Ider, of Mongolia, pro-
posed that the convention be re-
titled "international convention on
the elimination of discrimination
on grounds of religion or belief."



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Ron Reunalf of Australia equaled
his own world duration ball-punch-
ing record of 125 hours, 20 minutes
at 10:20 p.m. on Dec. 31, 1955, at
the Esplanade, Southport, Queens-
land, Australia.

Now to go to a

In 1958-61, he went on a diplo-
matic mission behind the Iron Cur-
tain to Poland and Russia. On his
return to Israel, Avidar worked
in the U.S. Division at the Minis-
try for Foreign Affairs, and served
as spokesman of the Ministry.
Prior to his present assignment,
he was senior consul of Israel in
New York, in charge of political

A new feature of Book Fair
will be Sisterhood Day, Wednes-
day, Nov. 15, which will host
Mrs. Golda Adler, wife of the late
Rabbi Morris Adler, and Harry
Kemelman, author of "Saturday
the Rabbi Went Hungry."


English Literature from Columbia
University, and a professional diplo-
ma in adult education administra-
tion from Teachers College, Colum-
Mrs. Edelman, who together with
Mrs. Goldie Adler, edited "May I
Have A Word With You?" a col-
lection of Rabbi Morris Adler's
writings, will speak -on "Turning
On" with Jewish books.
Ruth Freeman Solomon will dis-
cuss her book, "The Candlesticks
and the Cross," a compelling ro-
mance and epic novel of the clima-
tic end of the Russian Empire. Mrs.
Solomon, who was born in Russia,
tells the story of her family—a
wealthy. high-placed, romantical-
ly-inclined Jewish family in the
Imperial Court of Russia during
the reign of Czar Nicholas.

jections continued to mount against
inclusion of the term "anti-Semi-
tism" in the draft convention on
the elimination of all forms of
religious discrimination, now be-
fore the general assembly's com-
mittee on social, humanitarian and
cultural affairs.
The representative of Kenya,
Mrs. T. Kiti, opposed the reference
to any particular kind of religious
intolerance. She was supported by
C. O'Leary of Eire who said that
the convention should possess a
universal character.
The Tunisian representative, S.
Guermazi, alleged that anti-Semi-
tism "was strictly a European phe-
nomenon that has largely radical
implications" and said that the
countries where it occurred "could
sign a convention between them-
selves to deal with it."


Wilner is in charge of the program.

Ruth Finer Mintz, whose po-
etry and translations have ap-
peared in the United States and
Israel, will be a featured guest
at the 16th Book Fair.

Mrs. Mintz, author of "The Dark-
ening Greens" and "Modern He-
brew Poetry," will address the
Nov. 13 program of the Book Fair,
co-sponsored by Parents Without
Partners. Chairman of the program
is Mrs. Sonia Wiatrak, president
of the group.
Ruth Finer Mintz is an American
who holds a Bachelor of Hebrew
letter from the Jewish Theological
Seminary of American and a Mas-
ter's degree in English from the
University of California. She has
also lived in Israel for several
years, where she had a grant for
the study of Hebrew Literature
at the Hebrew University. In the
three years which she spent in
Israel, Mrs. Mintz met the contem-
porary poets whom she translates
in her latest work released earlier
this year, "An Anthology of Mod-
ern Hebrew Poetry."

A program, co-sponsored by
the Bnai Brith Women's Adult
Education Division will feature
two women writers.

Directed by Mrs. Jack Friedman,
the Nov. 13 program will feature
Lily Edelman, director of the corn-

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a package of New York's Menorah Kosher Corned Beef. Enjoy, enjoy.

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