Yad Mordechai, Symbol of Israelis Freedom,
Depicted in Deeply Moving Historical Essay
22—Friday, June 21, 1968
3 Religions Combine Sex Education Views
NEW YORK — The first state- the United States Catholic Con-
Visitors in Israel who have had
butz became to them. In the the cumulative labors to defend ment on sex education framed ference and the National Council
the privilege of eye-witness views
course of the historical record, life and property, the dangers that jointly by Catholic, Jewish and of Churches.
of the Yad Mordechai settlement,
Mrs. Larkin describes a meeting were faced in travels back and Protestant-Orthodox groups was
which until last June was in the
with General David Marcus, who forth when kibutzniks were deliver- announced by an interfaith com-
strategic position of being closest
later commanded the battle for ing produce to Tel Aviv, while the mission on family life.
to the Gaza Strip, and which is now
It affirms that churches, syna-
Jerusalem and died on the day kibutz was beleaguered.
at last secure within a thoroughly
gogues and the nation's schools
before the Israeli victory there.
Israeli setting, will find themselves
Marcus admired these settlers, outset they could have held their should play a vital part in sex
additionally privileged to read the
but they could not get weapons posts if they had been given aid by education and urges their leaders
complete story of that settlement's
that were lacking for the entire Palmach, but there were no arms to do so. It sets forth guidelines
heroism and self-defense activities
Israeli army and were needed for anyone then and Israel was for the treatment of moral values
in a noteworthy volume that will
in a pluralistic community.
fighting with back to wall.
assume a very important spot in
Upon their return to Yad Mor-
The interfaith commission is
Two eras are linked in the Yad
the library dealing with Israel's dechai the settlers found every-
Mordechai story — that of the
emergence into statehood.
thing looted, their photographs they
Anilevicz role and the one per- the Synagogue Council of America,
"The Hand of Mordechai" by cherished from their homes in
petuated in the kibutz bearing
Margaret L a r k i n, published by Poland were gone—only one album
Do not bar your doors to the bor.
Thomas Yoseloff , is such a dra- was recovered from an Egyptian
There are two interesting para- rower.—Yebamoth 122
matic account, its historic approach in Beersheba after that southern
graphs that conclude the story by
is so fantastic and so impressive, outpost was recaptured.
ESCAPE THE HEAT!
This is such a remarkable story Mrs. Larkin who states:
Enjoy the cool breezes
that this work is one of the most
MIAMI BEACH at
significant issued dealing with Is- —above concern for the children,
SCHECHTER & HIRSCH'S
dechai Anilevicz, standing in front
rael's struggle for independence.
of the broken water-tower, can be
It deals with the War of Indepen-
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which the defenders labored to tors returning to East Berlin from clusion of this battle I must cease.'
"His comrades, who named
retain their hold on a place they Warsaw." he said. "While many
their kibutz in his honor, have
learned to love and to consider
are still trying to put a brave face
their home. The subsequent war on things, others are on the edge known the feel of a live grenade in
their hands. But those hands have
with Egypt, the Egyptians' pil
of a nervous breakdown," he re- also guided the plough and the
laging, and the final victory.
tractor, have worked with the hoe
A poet, trade unionist affiliate
Ascherson reported that one and the pruning shears, have mas-
writer, singer of folk songs who Communist whose parents were tered the delicate intricacies of
appeared at public concerts, Mrs. both gassed at Auschwitz and who machinery. For Mordechai Anile-
Larkin traces the history of the was politically persecuted in the vicz there was no future—only the
settlement so skillfully that "The West, recently lost his job as a grenade. Yes in a sense his life
Hand of Mordechai" becomes her journalist. He refused the offer of did not cease in the ghetto's flames.
We've got a beautiful championship golf course,
a passport valid only for Israel. - It goes on as the turning year
7,157 yards, 18 holes, 3 tees at each hole. Yet in the
She indicates the background of
In Washington, Bnai Brith brings the seeding, the growing
morning it all goes to waste.
the settlement—its establishment
asked Congress to revoke Po- time, and the harvest."
It's our night life.
by a group of Polish Jews who left land's most-favored nation tariff
This is a glorious story about
Great shows every night. First in one night club, then
the horrors of their native land to privileges. Herman Edelsberg, men and women who wanted peace
in the other. Act after act. And when you think it's
find a haven of hope and tranquili- Bnai Brith director of interna- but were surrounded by dangers,
going to end, our MC announces another.
ty in the ancient homeland and tional affairs, testifying before who resorted to arms to protect
Several times, the Golf Pro has asked the MC to tell
who named the colony they founded
the House Ways and Means their children and their possessions,
the golfers they have to get up in the morning. But you
in the name of Mordechai Anile- Committee, said the time had who wanted the freedom that had
know MC's. He never does.
vicz, the leader of the Warsaw come to rescind the preferential been denied to them. Now they are
So one of these days, our Pro will really get mad and
Ghetto fighters who died in the treatment accorded Poland be- in a free setting. Those who come
club our MC. Make sure you're there to see it.
struggle for liberty. An Anilevicz cause of its "government-inspir- to Israel will miss a great oppor-
statue, done by Nathan Rappaport, ed anti-Semitism" and "consist- tunity if they fail to see Yad Mor-
who also did the sculptured work ent aping of her Soviet master." dechai, its reconstructed defense
for the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial,
Members of the committee told areas, its water-tower that is now
is at the entrance to the settle- Edelsberg that there was increas- a memento of a past struggle. Yad
ment. The entire action at Yad ing sympathy in Congress for the Mordechai depicts Israel that was
ON THE PREMISES: 18 hole golf course, indoor ice skating, all-weather
tennis courts, indoor & outdoor pools, health club, private lake,
Mordechai was inspired by the Bnai Brith view. Edersberg also born in battle and has emerged in
fishing & boating, horseback riding, miniature golf, top
memory of the martyred hero.
entertainment, 4 bands, children's camp, teenage program.
gave similar testimony to the Sen- freedom. Mrs. Larkin's story is an
In this historic record there ate Banking and Currency Commit-
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came and labored, those who
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and an excellent agricultural' lish Communist Party newspaper,
center an d who created a splen- Trybuna Luda, has refused to re-
(Guaranteed to rekindle existing
did setting for their children who turn to Poland and has been brand-
romances and/or spark new ones.)
later had to be rescued from the ed a "traitor" by the paper. Ac-
The success of our program is
Arab mobs who threatened their cording to reliable information,
based on two facts:
existence. It is the story of the Adiran Kowalski is opposed to the
1. Friendly people attract other
score of dead who died in the Warsaw regime's cur r e n t anti-
struggle for survival.
friendly people. (It worked 54 years
Israel and anti-Semitic propagande
Mrs. Larkin's is a very intimate of which Trybuna Luda has been
ago, and it's still working.)
story. It takes into account the per- one of the principle mouthpieces,
So when you come to Grossinger's,
sonal sacrifices of many of the and believes that a re-Stalinization
be prepared to socialize with nice
men and women who labored to is taking place in Poland.)
people from all over the world.
keep Yad Mordechai secure. The
2. Grossinger's is a beautiful 1,200
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of the settlers and she gives an ac-
And the relaxed atmosphere, great
count of their sentiments and of in Fawcet Paperbacks
food, great facilities and round-the-
their insistence on going back and
Forty stories, selected from the
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recapturing the lost area.
best Jewish literature available,
in a great frame of mind.
When the partition plan was have been collected in "A Treasury
Combine the two—friendly peopIes
drawn up, Yad Mordechai was to of Yiddish Stories" edited by Irving
beautiful setting ... the result:
be in Arab territory. With that an- Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. The
nouncement came a period of an- 512-page collection is an abridged
love in bloom.
guish and of despair. But the war form of the extensive Viking hard-
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the settlers repelled many attacks
"Seize the Day" by Saul Bellow
until they were finally routed and will be published for the first time
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the Egyptians took over. The mem- in a Fawcett Premier edition featur-
and August 18-25. Reservations are
bers of the kibutz, impoverished, ing an introduction by Alfred
limited to insure a.balanced group.
homeless, helpless, were taken in Kazin. This introduction for the
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fun, both weeks.
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Then came the war of 1948 and of Books.
the subsequent victory over the
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