34—Friday, January 19, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS'
Israel Discount Bank Buys Hias Immigrant Bank
Itzhak H. Holtz — Israeli Artist
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel Dis- on Fifth Avenue there, contributed the year after provision for taxes
count Bank, the country's second a very significant part toward the and transfer to inner reserves, in-
By NATHAN ZIPRIN
' stract, and then reverted to repre- largest bank, has purchased Hias ' bank's 10,000,000 pound ($3,500.- creased f r o m 6,946,752 Israeli
pounds ($2,315,584) to 7,652,314
(A Seven Arts Feature)
sentional or figurative art to which Immigrants Bank. The Hias Bank 000) profit for 1967.
Born in Poland. a resident of he now devotes himself exclusively. will be operated as the IDB Trust
As of Dec. 31, the company's pound ($2,186,375). After payment
Israel in his formative years from
the dividend due on the pre-
Company, according to Daniel Rek- total assets reached a record of
He draws d paints what he
10 to 25 and now an American citi-
loves, the old world types of anatti, Discount general director, 2,133,949,597 Israeli pounds ($609,- ferred shares, the 1967 earnings
zen, Itshak J. Holtz combines an
who said the new trust company 699,885) up f r o m 1,643,571,591 represent 2.67 Israeli pounds ($.76)
Jerusalem's Mea Shearim and
affectionate recollection of the past New York's Williamsburg. A
will be a member of the Federal pounds ($547,857,197), an increase per ordinary share, compared to
with the brilliance of the color of sampling of his titles are indica.
Deposit Insurance Corporation, its of 30 per cent. The 1967 dollar 2.41 pounds ($.80) per ordinary
modern Israel in the paintings of live of his interest: "Old Schol-
capital will be $2,500,000, Rekan- equivalents reflect the recent de- share for 1966.
traditional portraits and scenes ar," "Yemenite Rabbi," "At the atti added.
valuation of the Israeli pound from
A cash dividend of 131/2 per
that he turns out with such con-
The general director said the 3 to $1 to 3.50 to $1.
Rebbe's Table," and "The Old
cent in Israeli pounds, which
sumate skill and artistry.
The net operating earnings for amounts to 1.33 pounds ($.38) per
Chassid." Then, there are his firm's New York branch, situated
The 42-year-old painter, whose
street scenes: "On the Lower
ordinary share, will be proposed
oils have a characteristic brown
East Side," "Street in Safad,"
to the annual meeting of the share-
hue and whose work with fell pen
"At the Foot of Mt. Zion," and
holders to be held on February 13.
is largely in sepia, has little inter-
"An Alley in Jerusalem."
The same dividend in Israeli
est in the Poland he left at 10,
Holtz doesn't limit himself to
pounds was paid in 1966, which at
even though at first examination Jewish heads and scenes. He wan-
the then prevailing r a t e of
you might type him as a ghetto ders through New York's byways,
was 44 cents.
artist. As you look closer, you note and does an interesting corner, a than any new fashion and more ethnography of a Jewish com-
that his traditional heads — both broken down shanty, a city bathed gold than any fashion went on munity to be shown by the Israel
from Israel and New York's Wil- in snow. He is particularly fasci- show at the Israel Museum, at an Museum, contains also some especi-
liamsburg section — have a more nated by old buildings that typify exhibition of Bokhara Jewry, be- ally beautiful robes given by one
cheerful mien than the grim visage the past. He always carries a lieved to be descendants of the 10 of the emirs as a sign of honor to
of the more typical portrait of the sketchbook, and from these quick tribes, exiled from Israel 2,600 Jews who served as visers (min-
Orchestra and Entertainment
isters) at his court.
bearded Hasidic in dark hat and pen and ink notes emerge his fin- years ago.
Some 80 years ago, Bokhara
Bokhara is a district of Uzbe-
Holtz believes the frame should kistan. one of the Soviet republics Jews came to Jerusalem, not to
As you view the 30-odd paint-
and must be part of the over-all in Central Asia, near the Persian escape persecution, but to build
ings at his recent Herzl Gallery
piece of art. He laboriously works border. Acording to tradition. Jews the first rich suburb in the town,
exhibition, you note that his
The Incomparable In Music
out each frame so that it comple- have lived there since the days of outside the walls of the Old City.
works divide themselves into two
ments the portrait or scene, that the Assyrian Exile. More came They paved wide roads and put up
groups. Almost always cheerful
it is all of one piece.
and optimistic, one group — his
through Persia and Iraq after the large buildings, one intended for
There's no doubt that Itzhak days of Genghis Khan, Tamerlane the Messiah when he arrives.
Israeli paintings—are brighter.
C H (MOO,/
"It's the difference in the sun- Holtz is considered "dreadfully old and his successors to live through , They brought their riches with
light of Israel and New York," he fashioned" by the worshippers of
said. "The rays of sun are never modern art. But there's no doubt called emirs. These rulers retained cendants do to this day, to wear
so brilliant in New York as they either that he creates excitingly internal control even when Bokhara the beautiful ceremonial garments
are in Israel. This changes the realistic pictures of people and came under Russian Czarist sow- on festive occasions.
coloration of people's faces, and scenes that glow with poetic in- ereignity in 1883.
the background against which they tensification. The net result are
Collecting these heirlooms from
Restrictions imposed by Moslems the various families in Israel for
are set, whether it be city streets works of moody charm and pic-
on Jews everywhere were inflicted the exhibition at the Israel Museum
on Bokhara Jewry as well, but was a heavy task for the curators.
All of this indicates a sensitive
generally they escaped persecu- Only the Jews who stayed in Bok-
artist, a well trained painter who
lion. Yet cut off from the rest of hara may have similar items.
first studied in Jerusalem at Beza-
Judaism, until some 180 years
lel and then continued his studies
ago, the general level of culture of
at New York's Art Students League
and National Academy. Holtz is a
In G. K. Chesterton's view, the the local Jewry subsided to mere
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