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January 31, 1969 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-01-31

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Safran Tells of Bet Shean Courage Against Terrorists

At a kibutz in the Bet Shean
Valley infants blink their eyes in
the morning sunlight after spend-
ing another night in an under-
ground bomb shelter.


* *

Hyman Safran, president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, who
was a member of the "Operation

Israel" tour that visited Israel two
weeks ago, this week described the
area where terrorists have been
attacking Israeli communities. In
his report, Safran stated:
"Israel's Bet Shean Valley, with
its graceful date palms and its
fertile farmland bordering the
gently flowing Jordan River, seems
an unlikely setting for death by a
terrorist's hand.
"At first glance, any of the
kibutzim in the Valley could be
taken for any farm in the Ohio
Valley. A closer look reveals that
the tractor drivers are guarded
by soldiers in machine gun em-
placements, that the children are
using the angular concrete en-
trance to a bomb shelter as their
sliding pond and that the women
have rifles slung over their shoul-
ders as they fumble with clothes-
"This is life-as-usual in a Bet
ihean kibutz, and I had the chance
o observe it as a member of the
_frilled Jewish Appeal's Opera-
ion Israel.
"The greatest terror all takes
lace at night, when children must
leep underground in cramped,
Luffy shelters and when weary
irmers must take turns walking
uard duty.
"I wondered why it was that not
one single family has left the area,
as their Arab neighbors across the
Jordan River have done. A young
mother at Kfar Ruppin made me
blush when she told me that her
child had asked her the same
question. 'The answer is very
simple.' she said. 'If we move from
here, it would permit the Arabs to

Miffed Deputy Premier Yigal Allon
Quits Committees, Then Changes Mind

JERUSALEM — Deputy Premier
Yigal Allan Sunday night with-
drew his resignations from four
key ministerial committees after
two meetings with Premier Levi
Eshkol and a cabinet session_
Allon is now expected to be con-
sulted more actively on security
and policy matters and that he
may be given greater responsibil-
ity in some aspects of these fields.
Allon's resignation had been seen
by some observers as bearing out
reports of cool relations between
him and Eshkol, who raised Allon
to the rank of deputy prime minis-
ter less than a year ago.
Allon felt, they said, that Eshkol
did not back him strongly enough
when plans or suggestions he put
forth were at variance with the
views of Defense Minister Moshe
Dayan. Gen. Dayan was regarded
by many as the most "hawkish"
of Israel's ministers of the Labor

He was also considered to be
Eshkol's most serious rival for
the premiership, and the eleva-

East Tawas Pioneer
Joe Barlonan Honored

Joe Barkman, a pioneer in East
Tawas civic life, was honored as
Citizen of the Year at a banquet
last weekend held by the East
Tawas Chamber of Commerce.
East Tawas is north of Bay City
in the Thumb area.
Mr. Barkman, whose late father
Abraham left Detroit as a young

man to settle in East Tawas, owns
the Barkman Lumber Mills, found-
ed by his father.
Few Jews live in East Tawas,
but Mr. Barkman manages to ob-
serve the dietary laws by having
meat sent in. His mill is closed
on Saturday, and he attends Sab-
bath services in Bay City. A bach-
elor, Mr. Barkman's only other
Immediate relative is a brother
Harris living in East Tawas.
Among his many contributions to
East Tawas, Mr. Barkman donat-
ed property for a community hos-
pital. .

Greatness of soul consists not so
Much in soaring high and in press-
ing forward, as in knowing how to
adapt and limit oneself.

tion of Allon was widely regard-
ed at the time as a move by
the Prime Minister to forestall
Gen. Dayan's ambition for the
post. Eshkol was believed by
some to have taken Allon less
and less into his confidence to
avoid the appearance that he
was personally-selected "heir-

Allon reportedly was angered
when he returned from a trip to
the United States late this year to
find that a ministerial committee
had been formed to deal with
settlement in the Hebron area
without his having been consulted
or asked to join.

Temples' College
of Jewish Studies
to Open Next Week

launch their attacks that much
closer to the cities. We have an
important role to play. Besides,
this is our home and nothing could
make me leave it.'
"So, life somehow goes on in the
Bet Shean Valley."

Karen Yagoda to Wed
Ricky Erlich June 19




SUNDAY 12 TO 5 P.M•-




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Dinner to Honor
Lookstein Feb. 2

Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein, prom-
inent New York rabbi who 10 years
ago took over the leadership of
Bar-Ilan University, an American-
chartered institution in Israel, and
built it into one of the outstanding
universities in the Middle East, will
be honored "for a decade of excep-
tional achievement" at a convoca-
tion dinner in New York, Feb. 2.
Joining in the tribute, to be held
at the Waldorf-Astoria, will be 500
friends of the university, including
Chief Justice
Earl Warren.
The event will
be marked by the
conferral on Jus-
tice Warren of
the honorary de-
gree of doctor of
Albert Parker,
New York lawyer
a n d philanthro-
pist, is chairman


blouse was $20

NOW $5 !

crepe culotte was $24

NOW $6.00!

Mich. Bankard

Board of Regents of the State of
New York. It was still a young
and struggling institution. when
Dr. Lookstein was named its chief
executive officer 10 years ago.
Since that tme, however, Bar-Ilan's
enrollment has grown from 200 to
almost 4,200 students from 36

Descended from a family which
for 13 generations has had at least
of its members in the rabbin-
Students may enroll for one or ate, Dr. Lookstein has presided for
three classes and will be credited 40 years as spiritual head of Con-
accordingly. There is a charge per gregation Kehilath Jeshurun, one
of the most influential Orthodox
credit hour.

Instructors include Dr. Leon
Fram and Cantor Arthur Asher,
Temple Israel; Rabbi Philip Ber-
kowitz, Temple Beth Jacob, Pon-
tiac; Rabbi Ernst Conrad, New
Temple; Rabbi Robert Benjamin,
Temple Beth El, Windsor; and
Rabbi David Jessel.



The spring semester of the Col-
lege of Jewish Studies sponsored
under the auspices of the Metro-
politan Detroit Federation of Re-
form Synagogues, will open 7:50
p.m. Wednesday at Temple
of the dinner
The college, now in its second committee.
Bar-Ilan U n i -
year, offers more than a dozen
courses in Jewish history, Bible, versity, located
Ramat Gan,
basic Judaism, comparative reli-
gion and Hebrew, for the advanced near Tel Aviv, Dr. Lookstein
student or for teachers seeking w a s established
American communal
certification to teach in schools in 1955 by
leaders, and is chartered by the
associated with the Federation.

Certificates are earned on the
basis of secular and religious
education, as well as teaching
experience. All classes taught at
the college will be credited to-
ward certification.
According to James Levbarg of
Temple Beth El, registrar of the
college, registration will begin
7:30 p.m. the opening night. There
are three periods in the 15-week




Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Yagoda of
Kipling Ave., Oak Park, announce
the engagement of their daughter
Karen to Ricky Martin Erlich, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Hymie Erlich of
Greenview Ave.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
the Michigan State University col-
lege of education, where she was
affiliated with Alpha Epsilon Phi
sorority. Her fiance attends Lawr-
ence Institute of Technology. He
received the Bronze Star in Viet-
A June 19 wedding is planned.

Friday, January 31, 1969-33


congregations in the nation,
Long prominent as a Zionist
leader, he is chairman of the World
Council on Jewish Education, and
earlier this month was a keynote
speaker at a world conference of
Jewish leaders summoned by Is-
rael's Prime Minister Levi •Eshkol.

SUNDAY 12 TO 5 P.M.!


' SATURDAY 9:30 TO 9!

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