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December 22, 1967 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-12-22

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You
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(Copyright 1967, JTA Inc.)

HANUKA GIFTS: Hanuka is a holiday marked by gift giving —
although Jewish tradition considers Purim as the holiday for sending
gifts . . . Hanuka offers an opportunity to present books enriching
Jewish knowledge to friends and to members of the family ... Known
as "Am Hasefer"—the People of the Book—Jews traditionally looked
down on a person ignorant in matters of Jewish knowledge . . . For
generations, such a Jew was considered the lowest man in the com-
munity ... Today, a large proportion of American Jewry, unfortunately,
falls into the category of people ignorant of Jewish knowledge .. - This
is true of adults as well as of American Jewish youth . . . They are
completely unaware of the cultural treasures accumulated throughout
Jewish history . . . Hanuka is a good time to bring them in touch with
a Jew i sh boo k
. A good number of books that fall into the category
of "Jewish heritage" have been published during the recent weeks in
this country . . . Outstanding among them is "The Language of Faith"
published by Schocken ... This is a beautiful volume of selected most
expressive Jewish prayers that read like great poetry . . . Edited by
Prof. Nahum N. Glatzer, the volume reflects the deep emotions of
Jews in the past as well as in contemporary times.
ANCIENT TALES: Serious adult readers will be interested in
"Tales of Sendebar," a collection of ancient stories and legends, just
published by the Jewish Publication Society . . . The legend began to
appear in Hebrew in the 12th Century, and Prof. Morris Epstein, a
noted American Jewish educator, has now translated them from Hebrew
into English, casting a light of scholarship. on their origin . . . The
tales related — in an entertaining style — the wiles of women, and
their origin has interested European scholars for the last 150 years.
CUSTOMS AND COSTUMES: A fascinating book of great educa-
tional value is "A History of Jewish Costumes" by Alfred Rubens,
published by Funk and Wagnalls . . . It is the kind of a book that
should be in every Jewish home ... It throws light on Jewish customs
of dressing — in all ages and in all countries ... Some of these changes
in garments, for men as well as for women, were voluntary .. . They
came with the march of time, when Jews adjusted themselves to the
style of dressing of the people among whom they lived ... Others were
the result of anti-Jewish restrictions, when Jews were compelled to
adopt a special costume often imposed as a mark of contempt but
finally accepted as a badge of honor . . . Rubens has put in many
years of work in collecting photographs and illustrations of garments
worn by Jewish men and women from the Biblical period until our
modern times . . . His book carries more than 300 such illustrations —
many never published before — accompanied by explanations of the
origin of each garment , .. They give a concrete picture of the changes
in Jewish dress in every part of the world, beginning with the days
of early Jewish history when Tzizot — tassels — were a "must"
prescribed by the Bible on garments worn by Jews, till the present
time when the Shteiml — the fur-trimmed hat that can be seen worn
in Israel as well as in Brooklyn by ultra-Orthodox Jews . . . The author
displays a tremendous knowledge of the subject with which he deals
. Ile shows and describes the costumes of Jews in the Biblical and
Talmudic periods and in the Eastern world — including China, the
Turkish empire, Persia, Egypt, Aden, Yemen, India, Bukhara and
Russian Turkistan .. He also brings reproductions of illustrations of
the beautiful and colorful wedding dresses of women in Oriental coun-
tries and of Jewish garments in the countries of North Africa - . He
presents a visual and descriptive picture of the garments worn by
Jews in European countries during the centuries — in England, Spain,
France, Germany, Holland. Sweden. Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Austria—
bringing out the characteristics of Jewish costumes in Western Europe
in medieval times as well as the various edicts on Jewish dressing issued
by various governments during that period . . . lie deals elaborately
with Jewish garments in Poland, Russia, and other East European
lands, and even with Jewish garments in America some 200 years ago
. "A History of Jewish Costume" is actually the first book of its
kind ever published so lavishly in this country and constitutes a
tremendous contribution to the history of Jewish culture, traditions and

Friday, December 22, 1967-13


Third Auschwitz Trial
in Germany Under Way


c' FIANKFURT (JTA)—A former

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inmate of the Auschwitz death
camp, who is now a resident of Tel
Aviv, testified in the third trial
here of Auschwitz camp personnel
that one of the camp's inmate
guards, Josef Windek, had drowned
two prisoners and also attacked
prisoners for no apparent reason.
Hans Satz, the witness, also testi-
fied that as early as 1936, three
years after Hitler came to power,
his father was taken to a concen-
tration camp, and his mother had
been imprisoned in 1943. Windek
faces charges of committing 1,700
murders as an inmate-guard. These
guards were known as "kapos."
Windek wept in the court room
after the testimony, and declared
that "a great injustice has been
done to me."

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N.Y. Merchant Gives
$3 Million to NYU


NEW YORK (JTA) — George
Farkas of New York, merchant and
Jewish leader, has given $3,000,000
to New York University for a new
building in Manhattan's Washing-
ton Square to house two of its di-
visions. the school of education
and the graduate school of social

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Great Britain, Eus-pt Exchange Envoys

LONDON (JTA) — The forma 1 former Deputy Foreign Minister.
exchange of ambassadors betwee n Dr. Hassan el-Fikky, who has been
Britain and Egypt was complete( 1 named ambassador to the Court of
with the arrival Dec. 18 of Egypt' s St. James. Britain's new Ambassa-
dor to Cairo. Sir Harold Beeley
prior to his departure declared
that "we are now entering a new
period in the history of our rela-
Exciting Ns Week
tions with Egypt, and many of the
old obstacles and misunderstand-
ings have disappeared:" The Man-
chester Guardian noted that Sir
Ilarold's departure for Cairo
marks a decision by Britain to ex-
ert its influence toward a peaceful
settlement of the Middle East con-
flict "through the Arab countries
rather than through or with Is-
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
JUNE-AUG. 1965
declined a proposal in the House
of Commons that Britain utilize its
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newly-restored diplomatic relations
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with Egypt to invite the prime
tours throughout Israel
minister of Israel and the Presi-
• 7 days of rest and recreation
of Egypt to London for a joint
• 3 day orientation seminar
under his chairmanship.
• 14 day tour of
on reopening the Suez Canal to
by ships of all nations.
and Franco
The proposal, submitted in writ-
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in writing by the prime minister.
who said that the correct way to
proceed in this matter is on the
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