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November 15, 1968 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-15

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Friay, Ndovember 15, 1968-31
Rev. Cleage to Use THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Jewish Rituals
Vital Essays in `Ma n Against Poverty'
"Today the first duty of re- oughly upon a major issue, draw-
in Church Service sponsible
citizens is to bind to- ing upon the thinking of the most

Person-to Person Call

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Detroiters Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zuckerman, members of the 14th
annual United Jewish Appeal Study Mission, visit with an aged
resident of the UJA-supported Malben-Joint Distribution Committee
Home for Aged at Neve Avot, Israel. They were told that the short-
age of beds for the aged among long-term residents is desperate.
Of the 40,000 who benefit from JDC-Malben services, some 3,000 are
now maintained in old age homes. At least 5,000 more beds are
needed immediately.

Center to Sponsor Trip
to Flint Art Museum

Reader Recommends
Vance of Genghis Cohn'

Editor, The Jewish News:
Whoever has an interest in Nazi
persecution of the -Jews, brother-
hood, heroism, Vietnam, Christian-
ity, True Believers and humor is
urged to read "The Dance of
Genghis Cohn" by Romain Gary.
(World Publishing Co., NY, Cleve-
land).
Romain Gary made a discovery:
the Nazi extermination of Euro-
pean Jews should be told as a
comedy. Like all great insights,
this one is self-nvident: the inde-
scribable is best described in the
form of comic writing.
This book, in spite of the subject
matter, reads easily and even
pleasantly. The hilarity of the book
conceals the danger that it poses.
The book should not be read by
those who wish to avoid disturbing
thoughts at any price.
This is not an epic documentary
which will acutely 'disturb, cause
disgust and permit a quick throw-
ing up whereupon everything goes
back to normal. This book is easily
consumed, but digested with diffi-
culty.
Romain Gary's humor is like
milk containing Strontium 90,
harmless and pleasant when taken
in, but disturbing to the system
in the long run. Since I think that
we -should be disturbed, I recom
mend the book.
DR. EMANUEL TANAY


`Never Forget' .. .

Editor, The Jewish News:
"Zahor for remembrace" was
the theme recently in the chapel on
the beautiful grounds of the He-
brew Memorial Park.
Many of those who attended the
service were asked to light candles
in memory of our "Six Million"
relatives who perished in Europe.
This annual endeavor must be no-
ticed and shared by the entire Jew-
ish community . . .
Rabbi Leizer Levin and the per-
petual chairman of this service,
Mr. Nathan Samet, each addressed
the vast attendance, and Cantor
Hyman J. Adler's beautiful voice
leterally _ shook the structure with
his rendition of the "El Mole Ra-
hamim."
Rabbi Levin related that the in-
structions for this service are di-
rectly ordered to us through Moshe
Rabenu. He continued saying that
in the Ramesh there are three dis-
tinct commands: "Remember what
Amalek did to you. Blot out his
name. NEVER FORGET."
. MRS. IRVING PITAK

The strength of criticism lies in
the weakness of the thing critic-
ized.
—H. W. Longfellow

Rev. Albert Cleage Jr., leader in
the Detroit black community, is
planning to introduce some ele-
ments of Jewish worship into his
service at the Shrine of the Black
Madonna.
Mr. Cleage told a press confer-
ence in St. Louis recently that the
Passover is a particularly mean-
ingful observance to black people.
(Last year, in an interview with
The Jewish News, Phillip Merritt,
elder of Detroit's Beth" El Temple
Church of God, told how his con-
gregation observes the Passover
and other Jewish rituals.)
Active in the Interfaith Foun-
dation for Community Organiza-
tion chaired by Rabbi Marc
Tannenbaum of New York, Mr.
Cleage has long been interested
in the Old Testament, on which
he bases most of his sermons, he
said.
He is author of "The Black
Messiah," and said he plans to
write a second book on the ques-
tion of adapting Jewish forms and
worship to black churches.
Mr. Cleage, invited to St. Louis
to address a meeting of the Nation-
al Committee of Negro Churchmen,
said he believes that the Bible
Jews were basically black, that
the 40 years they spent in the
"wilderness" after leaving Egypt
was, in truth, spent in Africa.

Deanna Sperka, arts coordinator
of the Jewish Center, will lead a
tour to Flint Thursday to see a
major exhibit, "Made of Plastic,"
at the DeWaters Art Institute.
The tour will leave by chartered
bus from the 10 Mile Rd. Center at
9 a.m. and return by 3 p.m.
The works of 67 artists are being
shown as well as a separate ex-
hibit by Lila Katzen.
The return of YEHUDI and
For reservations, call the educa- HEPHZIBAH MANUHIN to the
tional services division of the Cen- American concert scene this season
ter, DI 1-4200, Ext. 246.
is news of the first magnitude to
music lovers. The talented brother-
Students From 22 Countries
sister pair appear at Masonic
at Weizmann. Institute's
Auditorium 8:20 p.m. Nov. 23.
Feinberg Graduate School
*
REHOVOT — Students from 22
BENNETT CERF, one of the
foreign countries are among the platform's most popular speakers,
314 young men and women enrolled will be the attraction at Detroit
at the Weizmann Institute's Fein- Town Hall on Wednesday morning,
berg Graduate School for the 1968- in the Fisher Theater.
69 academic year, which opened
Sunday in Rehovot. Two-thirds of
The paintings of BETH LOBEL
these students are working towards will be exhibited through Dec. 13
their Ph D degrees, while the re- at Wayne State University's Edu-
mainder are studying for their cation building.
a a *
masters degrees.
JO MIELZINER, one of Amer-
Fifteen of the foreign students at
the graduate school are from the ica's most influential theater
United States, and 10 are from craftsmen, will speak on the
Great Britain. Others have come changing role of the theater design-
to Israel from Algeria, Argentina, er at the University of Michigan
Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czechoslo- 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Museum
vakia, Denmark, France, Greece, of Art in Alumni Memorial Hall.
Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexi- The lecture will mark the opening
co, Poland, Sudan, Switzerland, of an exhibit of the artist's stage
Taiwan, South Africa and Yugo- and costume designs to be on view
through Dec. 15.
slavia.

Brevities

gether rather than tear apart,"
John W. Garner, chairman of the
Urban Coalition, declares, inter
alia, . in his preface to "Man
Against Poverty: World War III,"
published by Random House. '
Edited by Arthur I. Blaustein,
who has been active in government
and in United Nations Association
and Foreign Policy Association af-
fairs, and Roger R. Woock, assist-
ant professor of education at Hun-
ter College, participants with es-
says in this important volume in-
clude eminent Americans, includ-
ing Senator Fulbright, Paul Good-
man, Paul Jacobs, Emile Benoit,
Amitai Erzioni and others.
"Man Against Poverty" is one
of the timeliest works of today,
touching realistically and thor-

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