THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
30—Friday, May 3, 1968
Bnai Brith Women's Presidents Assume Office
Allen Zemmol Enters Congressional Race
gell and former partner of Gov-
ernor John B. Swainson. In 1964,
he served as a volunteer civil
rights lawyer in Mississippi.
Zemmol is married to the former
Lita Schechter. They have three
A life-long resident of Michigan,
Zemmol and his family have lived
in Oakland County for more than
10 years. He received his law de-
Robert Reiss, chairman of the gree from the University of Mich-
Blood Bank for the Metropolitan
Detroit Bnai Brith Council, has an- igan in 1954.
nounced that the final Blood Bank
Rally for the year will be held
5-10 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Pep-
and his ORCHESTRA
per School, Oak Park, The Red
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Allen Zemmol, Oak Park's form-
er "Man of the Year", has entered
the race for Congress from the
Now a resident of Beverly Hills,
the 37-year-old Zemmol is a law
partner of Congressman John Din-
Final Blood Rally
At the recent Bnai Brith Metropolitan Council installation, new presidents representing the 25
chapters gathered for a family picture. They are (from left). standing: Mesdames Lyle Parr, Cen-
tennial Chapter; John Anstandig, Gershwin; Ben Fingeroot, Stone; Harold Levine, Detroit; Joseph
Radkin, East Side; Morris Bernstein, Keiden; Dorothy Sears, Jacobson; Jack Dechter, Marshall; Gerald
Bernstein Tucker; Louis Weberman, Israel; Phillip Rosen, Tikvah; David Gershon, Brandeis; Fannie
Stockier, Pisgah; and Nathan Fine, Galilee; and seated: Harold Rowe, Zeiger; Avery Fisher, Morgen-
than; Ralph Rimar, Downtown Fox; Lawrence Fox, Deborah; Sam Skeegan, Dov Frenkel; Gordon
Fruitman, Metropolitan Detroit Council; Lee Diamond, Business and Professional; Hy Ostrow, Bloch;
Samuel Lesson, Handler; and Jack Fine, Zager. Not pictured are Mesdames Harold Rayberg, Rex,
and Henry Lee, Einstein.
EL 7- 1 799
Chaim Raphael's 'The Walls of Jerusalem'
Provides 'Excursion Into Jewish History'
Chaim Raphael undertook to
write a book about the destruction
of Jerusalem by the Romans in
the year 70 and he wrote a book
entitled "The Walls of Jerusalem."
When it was completed however,
the manuscript reached his pub-
lisher, Alfred Knopf, on the day
on which Israel's forces redeemed
the Jerusalem Western Wall for
Israel — it became an exciting
outline of many Jewish experi-
ences and the sub-title of the book
is therefore properly listed as "An
Excursion Into Jewish History."
It is a fascinating work, replete
with facts and episodes, detailing
occurrences that make this book
a most valuable collection of his-
toric data. It is, indeed, a history
of the swiftly moving periods dur-
ing which Jews struggled for in-
dependence and faced enemies on
many fronts, overcoming difficul-
ties, confronting internal dangers,
resisting efforts to destroy the
people physically and spiritually.
They may have been hopeless
situations, pointing to imminent
collapse, yet hone never van.
ished in Jewish ranks, and as
Raphael points out the Roman
triumph over Judaea inspired
faith that God will be the protec-
tor. Yet it was a faith that did
not rule out hope for a Messiah,
and the emergence of Bar Ko.
khba fulfilled for a short time
such a hope. That's how even
temporary joys and comforts
While Raphael deals primarily
with Jerusalem, his exciting book
tours history. It reviews the drama
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of Jewish experiences and reopens
for the readers the libraries of
our people, the literary treasures
of Jewry, touching upon §acred
writings and Midrashic commen-
taries. He resorts to the Dead Sea
Scrolls for illumination upon the
past. He invites his readers to
listen to the past with him. He
leads up to "understand ourselves
We have in this volume a review
of the battles for freedom, the re-
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sistance to tyranny, the incursions
of the invaders who were then
battling for control of that area.
It is a history notably accounted
for and "The Writings" which con-
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In the course of it we are
presented with the Midrash on
Lamentations and the opening
stanzas of Eikha are reproduced
as guides for subsequent com-
mentaries and for the develop.
ment of a text that throws so
much light on history and helps
reminisce about the dramas of
the past. Passages from the Mi-
drash introduced in "The Walls
of Jerusalem" serve as a text
to inspire study, to share in the
glories of an ancient age and
in the courage that has assured
survival of the people Israel.
In the scholarly fashion of Ra
phael's approach to his subject,
he includes in his text a chart
showing the list of rabbis men-
tioned in the Midrash on Lemanta-
tions. Since this Midrash is his
chief aim, out of which has devel-
oped a much vaster canvas of lit-
erary merit, the author's task
emerges in very interesting form
in the manner of his collection of
facts and commentaries upon
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Chaim Raphael, author and
scholar, will lecture on "Jerusa-
lem — History Comes Full Circle."
8:30 p.m. Monday, at the Labor
Zionist Institute. His appearance in
Detroit is under the sponsorship of
District Grand Lodge No. 6, Bnai
Brith, now celebrating its 100th an-
niversary, and in cooperation with
the Bnai Brith Adult Jewish Edu-
cation Lecture Series. Admission
is free to all.
Raphael is the author of "Mem-
oirs of a Special Case" and a re-
cently published volume, "The
Walls of Jerusalem — An Excur-
sion into Jewish History." Residing
in London, he is currently head
of the information division of Her
Majesty's Treasury. Under the pen
name of Jocelyn Davey, Raphael
is the author of popular mystery
The lecture will be co-hosted by
the Metropolitan Detroit Bnai
Brith Council and Pisgah Lodge.
Louis Levitan is district centen-
nial chairman for the city of De-
troit, and Bernard Whiteman
chairman of adult Jewish education
for the Metropolitan Detroit Bnai
The numerous proverbs and an-
ecdotes incorporated in Raphael's
volume will stir the memories of
those who have delighted in Jew-
ish learning. Many Midrashic tales
are presented here. There is the
story of Qamza and Bar Qamza,
and the legend about the destruc-
tion of the Temple that resulted
from Jewish disunity. There is
the tale about the manner in which
the ancient People of Israel in-
creased in numbers.
Josephus is elaborated upon
and the reader is introduced to
the Roman emperors who played
their roles in Jewish history.
The wisdom the sages once
again emerges as inexhaustible.
There were dangers and trage-
dies but life went on, and among
the concluding parables inserted
in this text is the story of how
Rabbi Akiba laughed: he com-
forted his people with his confi-
dence and hope and good cheer.
In the appendixes to this good
book are included the Dead Sea
discoveries the Masada story, the
Bar Kokhba letters as they emerge
from Yigal Yadin's explorations
and textual questions on the Mi-
drash on Lamentations.
Raphael's is an instructive book.
It is delightful also for its nu-
merous stories and fables. It's a
splendidly compiled work attesting
to the author's scholarship.
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