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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-08-16

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
AJC Youth Hostel 16—Friday, August 16, 1968
Built in Israel
Arye Eliav Named to Absorption Post

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You

and Me'

(Copyright 1968, JTA Inc-)

I

ONLY YESTERDAY: Differences of opinion between parents
and children—which are now being manifested so sharply in this
country—have been evident in Jewish families for generations. In
the last century, there have been quite a number of Jewish homes
where the father was Orthodox but the children chose to be "maski-
lirn," enlightened Jews; many parents were Zionists, but their
children declared themselves as anti-Zionist Socialists; the prevailing
spirit in the family was religious, but the children were mostly
athesists or indifferent to religion.
The rift between Jewish parents and children reached an espe-
cially high point in the United States in the early years of this century.
The parents were immigrants and their language was Yiddish, but the
children were either American-born or American-raised, and resented
Yiddish.
It so happened that in those years, despite the aversion of the
Jewish youth to Yiddish, Yiddish literature reached great heights. A
very substantial modern literature was created in Yiddish by excellent
writers. The Yiddish newspapers in this country enjoyed a tremendous
circulation.
To come to the aid of Jewish families where the father-son split
became more and more acute over the language issue, the first
English-Yiddish and Yiddish-English dictionary appeared. Prof. Alex-
ander Harkavy, himself an immigrant, made a tremendous contri-
bution to Jewish life by preparing this dictionary. It subsequently
appeared in more than 20 editions and could be found in thousands
of Jewish homes. But its users were the fathers who studied the
Yiddish-English section and not the sons for whom the English-Yiddish
section was intended.

MARCH OF TIME: Times change, and so do likes and dis-
likes. The young generation of a half a century ago which looked down
on Yiddish succeeded in moving out from the ghettoes and grew to
the status of middle class or even upper middle class, living in neigh-
borhoods where no Yiddish was spoken.
What the parents despised, their children now discover as a great
source of intellectual satisfaction.
For such youngsters there has appeared a few years ago, the well-
known textbook "College Yiddish" by Dr. Uriel Weinreich, professor
of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Columbia University,
who died last year at the age of 40 in New York. "College Yiddish"
is now in its fifth edition, indicating the thirst of the American-born
Jewish college student for the knowledge of Yiddish. For such
youngsters—as well as for their parents who are now no - longer
ashamed of Yiddish—there appears now the "Modern English-
:Yiddish and Yiddish-English Dictionary" which Dr. Weinreich fortu-
nately completed shortly before his death, after working on its pre-
paration for 20 years—half of his lifetime.
Published by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in
cooperation with McGraw-Hill Book Company one of the largest
publishing houses in this country — the "Modern English-Yiddish and
Yiddish-English Dictionry" is a great treasury for the American
Jewish home. That there is a place for such a dictionary in Ameri-
can life is best testified by the fact that McGraw-Hill is already pre-
paring for a second edition, only a few weeks after publication of
the first edition.

Hebron Jews Defy Order to Remove Kosher Stand

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The cab-1
inet deferred Sunday an expul-
sion order against three Jewish
settlers in Hebron who defied mil-

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itary government orders to tear
down a kosher food stand they
had built illegally in the West
Bank town.
The order was deferred for
more discussion when Defense
Minister Moshe Dyan, who did
not attend Sunday's meeting be-
cause of the death of his father,
returns to the cabinet.
Action was postponed after
several ministers intervened for
the settlers, among them Deputy
Prime Minister Yigal Allon, Re-
ligious Affairs Minister Zerach
Warhaftig and Herut Party leader
Menahem Begin, minister without
portfolio.
The settlers were part of a group
of about 80 religious Jews who
went to Hebron last Passover
and subsequently announced their
intention to remain. The cabinet
authorized them to remain on con-
dition that they stayed within the
military government compound
and did not engage in any activity
prohibited in the occupied area.
Their soft drink and sandwich
kiosk was located outside of the
authorized area. The settlers
also failed to obtain the special
permit that nonresidents require
to trade or set up a business. The
cabinet in a ruling several
months ago, said the establish-
ment of a residence or a busi-
ness in the occupied territories
was a political act.
The military governor said that
the kiosk's owners not only broke
the local law, but their action was
likely to spark unpleasant inci-
dents with the local Arab popula-
tion. Israeli solders tore down the
kiosk when its owners refused to
do so. The structure was located
near the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

JERUSALEM — A popular youth
hostel here, built and maintained by
the Women's Division of the Amer-
ican Jewish Congress, dedicated a
new 132-bed wing this week as a
"harmony house" to advance un-
derstanding among Arab and Jew-
ish youth of Israel.
Mrs. Charles Snitow of Scarsdale,
N.Y., president of the American
Jewish Congress women's group,
told a distinguished group of Is-
raelis headed by Chief Justice
Shimon Agranat and Mayor Teddy
Kollek:
"Over the past 14 years, the
Louise Waterman Wise Youth Hos-
tel has served as a kind of 'United
Nations of Youth,' bringing togeth-
er young people of Israel with
youth from 75 countries around the
world.
"The opening of this new wing,
named for the late Chaim Kron-
gold, former chairman of the hos-
tel's board of trustees, marks the
beginning of a new program for
the hostel."
Plans are under way to train 30
to 40 Arab youth leaders at the
hostel in a three-month training
course beginning next October, ac-
cording to David Frishman, direc-
tor of the hostel.
A group of 58 Samaritan children
and young adults from Nablus.
aged 5 to 20, spent four days at the
hostel last year.
One of the first groups to sleep in
the new wing are 35 young people,
accompanied by two leaders, from
Czechoslovakia.
Current guests at the hostel in-
clude 35 youths in a group from
West Germany.

WJCongress Urges Thant
Reconsider Position on
Sending Mercy Mission

GENEVA (JTA) — The World
Jewish Congress urged United Na-
tions Secretary-General U Thant to
reconsider his position that it is
not possible to send an emissary to
investigate the condition of Jews in
the Arab countries.
Thant contends that Security
Council and General Assembly res-
olutions calling for a humanitarian
inquiry into the condition of ref-
ugees in the aftermath of the Six-
Day War applied only to Arabs in
the territories occupied by Israel.
He accused Israel of blocking the
investigation by insisting that the
UN also examine the situation of
Jews in the Arab states.
Dr. Maurice L. Perlzweig, direc-
tor of the WJCongress' interna-
tional affairs department, said the
organization was deeply distressed
by Thant's statement. He noted
that scores of innocent and de-
fenseless people were imprisoned
in the Arab countries, often under
barbarous conditions, or were de-
prived of their means of liveli-
hood only because they were Jews.
But, he said, the Arab states
have refused to permit represent-
atives of the Red Cross or the
UN to investigate their condition.
The WJCongress asked Thant to
seek facilities for the emigration
of those Jews who want to leave
the Arab countries.

Dead Sea Scrolls Seller
Returns to M.E. for Visit
to Christian Holy Places

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — The man who
sold the Dead Sea Scrolls to Prof.
Yigal Yadin more than 20 years
ago visited Christian holy places
in East Jerusalem and the West
Bank Wednesday for the first time
in two decades.
He is Athanasus Jesus Samuel,
now the Syrian Orthodox bishop
of the United States and Canada,
who was visiting Israel as a guest
of his church here.
Because of his transaction with
the Israeli archaeologist and gen-
eral, Bishop Samuel was banned
from Jordan and the other Arab
states and was unable to visit the
holy places while they were under
Jordanian rule. He also paid a
visit to the Israel Museum.

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The cabi-
net appointed Arye Eliav, a mem-
ber of the Knesset, to the post of
deputy minister of absorption Sun-
day as plans went ahead to organ-
ize the new ministry that will
take over responsibility for the
absorption of immigrants.
At the request of Deputy Prime
Minister Yigal Allon, who holds
the new portfolio, the cabinet di-
rected other ministries to appoint
liaison officers to the ministry of
absorption. Those involved are the
ministries of defense, health, ed-
ucation and culture, agriculture,
trade and industry, special welfare,
labor, interior, tourism and the
treasury.
Eliav who is in his late 40's, has
held several posts related to the
absorption of immigrants and the
development of new areas for their

Water Development Talk
Draws Experts to Israel;
Czechs. Romanians Too

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—Jerusalem is the
site of the first International Con-
ference on Water Development and
Usage to be held outside of the
United States or Europe.
Some 300 delegates from 35
countries are attending the gather-
ing that opened Monday under
the auspices of the International
Association of Theoretical and
Applied Limnology.
Among the delegates are rep-
resentatives of Czechoslovakia and
Romania.

settlement. He was regional co.
ordinator of the Lakhish develop-
ment area and was later director
of an Israeli team that reclaimed
the region of Kasvin in Iran to
make it suitable for agricultural
settlement. He also served as
deputy minister of trade and in-

dustry.

Me a nwhil e, discussions con-
in a joint government-
Jewish Agency committee on the
division of functions between the
new ministry and the Jewish
Agency which was hitherto respon-

tinued

sible for immigrant absorption.
Matters still to be worked out
include shifts in personnel that
have to be made in line with the

cabinet's decision that absorption
is to be taken over by the govern-

ment.

No definite plan of operations
has been worked out yet for the
new ministry, but it is known that
the Jewish Agency will continue
to hold responsibility for the a13
sorption of needy immigrants and
refugees.

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