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December 29, 1967 - Image 17

Resource type:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-12-29

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Dr. William Albright, Archaeologist
of Note, Opens Shaarey Zedek Series

Holiday Closings

Because of holiday closing,
Monday, Jan. 1, The Jewish

Cong. Shaarey Zedek will pre- tradition as it responds to the
News will have an early dead-
sent Prof. William F. Albright, challenges of the contemporary
line of noon today, Dec. 29.
professor emeritus of Semitic Ian- scene. The following scholars will
All copy received after dead-
guages at Johns Hopkins Univer- examine this basic issue:
line will not be used.
sity, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9. He will speak
Jan. 16: Dr. Milton Covensky,
It is advised that copy be
on "The Impact of Archaeological "Mysticism. Judaism and LSD";
hand delivered because of the
Jan. 23: Milton Himmelfarb, "Jew-
post office rush.
-1 -. ish Youth and Jewish Commit-
ment"; Jan. 30: Dr. Marshall
Sklare, "Hope for the Vanishing
American Jews"; Feb. 14: Prof. Israel Education Fund
Cecil Roth, "The Arts in Jewish Announces Pre-School
History"; and Feb. 20: Isaac Ba-
shevis Singer, "My Philosophy as a Facility to Be Built
Jewish Writer".
NEW YORK—Four pre-kinder-
Admission is free, and all lee- garten schools in Israel's develop-
tures are open to the public. For ment towns will be built in honor
, details, call the synagogue office, of Edward Ginsberg, newly-elected
•"eneral chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal, it was announced
Brinkley Talk on 'U.S.,
Charles J. Bensley, president of
World Politics' to Be
the UJA's Israel Education Fund,
said a $100,000 pledge by a group
Given Here Jan. 14
of Ginsberg's friends in Cleveland
NBC-TV and radio newscaster would be used to establish pre-
David Brinkley will answer ques- school units in Bet Shemesh, Car-
Discoveries on the Contemporary tions following his talk on "Amer- midi, Hazor and Ofakim. The
Understanding of the Bible." Born ica and World Politics—as Viewed pledge was revealed to Mr. and
in South America, where he spent from the Nation's Capital" , at Mrs. Ginsberg, for whom the
the first 12 years of his life, Dr. ' Cong. Bnai Moshe, 8 p.m. Jan. 14. schools will be named, at a sur-
Albricht spent much time in the
Brinkley, opening speaker at prise ceremony during the UJA
Middle East, exploring, excavating Bnai Moshe's 1968 Town Hall se- annual national conference, at
and teaching archaeology. For 12 ries, will be assisted by a panel which the Cleveland leader was
years. he directed the American moderated by Town Hall chairman elected to his new national post.
School of Oriental Research in Je-' Norbert Reinstein. Rabbi Moses
Each pre-school unit will have
Lehrman will introduce the speak- an enrollment of 60 children, aged
Dr. Albright has received nearly er.
3 and 4, the vast majority of them
30 honorary doctorates, including ;
Brinkley and Chet Huntley re- from families of North African and
degrees from Harvard. Yale. He-1 ceived the Distinguished Service Asian origin. Through creative
brew University in Jerusalem and Award of the National Association play, individual attention and early
the Jewish Theological Seminary of Broadcasters this year for their language instruction, they are de-
of America. He is honorary mem-1 "contribution to broadcasting," the signed to prepare these children
ber of more than 30 learned or- first twosome so honored in the 75 for their formal education.
ganizations, including the National years the award has been given.
Because lack of such prepared-
Academy of Sciences (Washing- Brinkley also serves on President ness is felt to be a primary cause
ton), the British Academy (Lon- Johnson's National Council on the of school dropouts in later years.
don) and the Institute of France Arts and was the 1964 recipient of this program is considered vital in
(Paris). as well as numerous other the Golden Key award given by six the effort to combat cultural dis-
national academies. He now de- educational organizations.
orientation among youngsters of
votes himself to research and writ-
Season tickets for the series and Sephardic background.
ing, including the senior editorship individual admissions to the Brink-
of the Anchor Bible.
ley talk are now available at the Old age is not a time of life—
it is a state of mind.
Dr. Albright's lecture is part of congregation office, LI 8-9000.
a lecture series entitled "Heritage
and Hope." which will examine the
insights and values of the Jewish

British House Hears
Cabinet Report of 28
Acts Against Synagogues

LONDON (JTA) — A British
Cabinet official reported in the
House of Commons that there had
been 19 cases of arson or mali-
cious damage to synagogues and
other Jewish premises in 1966, and
nine this year. The figures were
given by Dick Tarvene, joint par-
liamentary under-secretary for the
Home Office, in reply to questions
from Laborite Paul Rose. The offi-
cial also said that the police were
paying special attention to the
Quint in Hogg, a Conservative
MP, asked whether the Home
Office felt there was any connec-
tion between the arson attempts
and the "renewed dissemination
through the mails of anti-Semitic
literature." Tarvene replied that
this was also a matter which
would have to be watched.

Coca-Cola to Open Plant
in Israel Despite Arabs

spite threats of boycott by the
Arab countries, the Coca-Cola firm
will begin operations next Febru-
ary, a spokesman for the company
announced. In its opening phase it
will employ from 70 to 100
The annual production promises
to reach 200,000,000 bottles, or
more, because of the country's dry

climate (there is no rainfall for
nine months of the year).
Much of the anticipated stock
will be imported from America,
the rest produced in Israel. The

capital investment is estimated to
be about 17,000,000 pounds. The
principal stockholders are the New
York banker Abraham Feinberg,
Carl Navarre of the American Co-
ca-Cola estiblishment and an Is-
raeli group.



Friday, December 29, 1967-17


Sightless, Not Brainless

VIENNA (ZINS) — The only
kind of production which thrives
in the Communist countries is that
of jokes. Last week a sample of
this merchandise reached Vienna
and from there was exported
promptly to other free lands:
A Jew came to the Hungarian
Foreign Ministry and applied for
a passport for the purpose of vis-
iting Israel. He explained that dur-
ing the Six-Day War his brother
in Israel lost his sight, and there-
fore he wanted to visit with him.
"If this is the case, the official
in charge suggested, "it might per-
haps be a good idea for your
brother to come to you for a visit
in Hungary."
"This is out of the question,"
answered the Jew, "my brother is
blind but not crazy."





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