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May 09, 1969 - Image 45

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-05-09

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Jewish Publication Society Expanding
Projects, Elects William Fishman President

By Jewish News
Special Correspondent
another year of progress in book
publishing and in presenting to the
English-reading public a number
of volumes devoted to Jewish stu-
dies, the 81st annual meeting of the
Jewish Publication Society em-
barked on another year of exten-
sive efforts to assure the issuance
of a number of noteworthy books
covering many areas of Jewish
interest.' -
Nume .rous commissions devoted
to studying manuscripts on a va-
riety of subjects reported on ap-
proved documents that embrace
biographical, historical and biblical
studies and projected volumes on
art, fiction and children's litera-

During the coming year, a
number of important works to
be published by JPS will include
translations of outstanding crea•
tions in Hebrew by Israeli au-
Dr. Jacob R. Marcus presided'

over a special meeting of a pub-
lications committee devoted to
American Jewish historical sub-
The JPS publications committee
under the chairmanship of Edwin
Wolf II heard reports from Dr. Ger-
son Cohen. on projected works
from the Hebrew; and reports
were submitted on behalf of the
committee preparing the revised
Bible translation, and committees
that are studying submitted manu-
scripts on belle letters, modern
and medieval history.
Dr. Chaim Potok, who was re-
elected editor of the society, re-
ported that "Notes on the Bible

Translation" by Prof. Harry Or-
linsky and Alexander Altmann's
biography of Maimonides are

MIAMI (JTA)—The Dade Coun-

School Board has instructed
school heads to give full recogni-
tion to major Jewish holidays and
the Sabbath in mapping various
school events and to excuse Jewish
students from classes and other
activities at those times. "No is-
sue should be made of the possible
absences of these students on Jew-
ish holidays," the directive said.


Rene Cassin to Receive
Brandeis Honorary Degree
at June Commencement

WALTHAM—Roger N. Baldwin,
founder of the American Civil Lib-
erties Union, and Nobel Prize win-
ner Rene Cassin will be speakers

Recently published books of Jewish interest by American au-
thors displayed at the Fourth Jerusalem International Book Fair
through arrangements made by the Jewish Book Council of the
National Jewish Welfare Board hold the interest of Israel's Prime
Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir. With Mrs. Meir is Dr. Sol Liptzin, a past
president of the Jewish Book Council and chairman of its Israel

at Brandeis University's 18th com-
mencement exercises June 8.
During the exercises, honorary
degrees will be bestowed upon 13
distinguished persons from various
fields, including journalism, gov-
ernment, labor, business and law.

In addition, academic degrees
will be awarded to 544 under-
graduate students from the col-
lege of arts and sciences and 96
graduate students from the grad-
uate school of arts and sciences
and the Florence Heller Grad-
uate School for Advanced Studies
in Social Welfare.

that philanthropic funds are used
for Israel's military defenses, the
article utilizes statements by the
extreme anti-Zionist, Rabbi Elmer
The Wall Street Journal article
claims that U.S. public opinion has

been swayed by Israeli arguments
"almost to the exclusion of the
Arab point-of-view."
Berger. who recently was ousted
from vice presidency of the Amer-
ican Council for Judaism, is quot-
ed with reference to Israel as stat-
ing that the U.S. government
"leaves its citizens vulnerable to
exploitation by a foreign state."
Protests also have been sounded
against articles by Henry Taylor
in the Detroit News. His argu-
ments are considered as being
tinged with anti-Israel sentiments.

Yiddish Singer Succeeds

Emigre Nahama Lifshitz

LONDON (JTA)—Soviet Jewry,
or that segment of it that still
responds to Yiddish performers in

a traditional vein, has apparently
found a successor to Nahama Lif-
the popular Yiddish actress
Short Brothers and Harland, a par-
and folk singer who emigrated to
tially state-owned aircraft manu-
The honorary degree recipients Israel.
facturer in Belfast. Northern Ire- will be Baldwin; Cassin, principal
The new star is Sophia Seiton,
land, said last January that the author of the Universal Declara-
rockets could be operational by the tion of Human Rights; Ramsey a laureate of the Soviet Commit-
for World Peace. Her perfor-
time Israel gets American Phan- Clark, former U.S. attorney gen-
mances and readings of Yiddish
tom jets.
eral; Norman Cousins, editor of and Russian poetry were hailed in
The Tigercat, a land version of the Saturday Review; Coretta
the British Seacat, is a small and Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin the April edition of Sovietish Heim-
highly maneuverable rocket that Luther King Jr.; Salvador Ponce land, the USSR's only Yiddish
can be operated from mobile trail- Lopez. Philippine ambassador to magazine.
Critic Moshe Goldblatt wrote
ers, has a range of about 20.000 the United States; John Usher
feet and is largely geared for air- Monro, former dean of Harvard that Miss Seiton's repertoire in-
cludes the works of 40 Yiddish
field protection.
College and director of freshman
The reported 514,400.000 deal is studies at Miles College; Princess poets and writers. He said that
said to have been concluded just Ashraf Pahlavi, imperial highness some of her appearances are bill-
prior to the Dec. 28 Israel raid of Iran: Jacob S. Potofsky, gen- ed as "An Evening of Yiddish Poe-
on Beirut Airport. The Tigercat is eral president of the Amalgamated try," and her readings have cap-
said to have a guidance system Clothing Workers of America; A. tivated her audiences .
The magazine also reported that
which works with considerable Philip Randolph. organizer of the
precision. Jordan was reported to Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Por- if was trying to encourage Soviet
Jewish painters and sculptors who
have sought the missiles to guard ters; B
• H.
airfields against the kind of light- Salvage: Meyer W. Weisgal, foun- feel somehow left out of the main-
ning raid launched by Israel at the der and president of the Weiz- stream of Soviet art. A group of
them gathered at Sovietish Heim-
start of the 1967 war.
mann Institute for Science: and land's editorial offices
recently to
While the sale had been an-
Sir Isaac Wolfson, British busi-
an "artists committee" that
nounced last year, Emanuel
nessman and philanthropist and
work with the periodical.
Shinwell, the veteran British
founder and trustee of the Wolf-
-Only a few Jewish artists have
Labor Party leader, called the
son Foundation.
been acknowledged in the Soviet
decision "incredible." He added
r • r
Union, and none of them attended
that the British government "has
African Films to Be Seen the meeting, according to the re-
gone mad—stark staring mad."
WALTHAM — The largest collec- port.
Britain has been a strong advo-
• • •
cate of a Mid East arms embargo tion of African motion pictures
assembled will be shown dur- Soviet Jews Go to Israel,
but the unwillingness of the Soviet
Union and the United States to stop ing a film festival at Brandeis
arms supplies has prompted her to University's Gerstenzang Science Communist Paper Says
LONDON—The Morning Star, of-
keep her options open. The cur- Center this weekend.
The festival, sponsored by the ficial organ of the Communist
rent policy is to determine each
Brandeis politics department, will Party here, reported that emigra-
case on its merits.
It was reported last month that be open to the public. The week- tion of Jewish families from Rus-
the United States has agreed to a end-long program will feature con- sia to Israel has been resumed in
530.000.000 arms deal with Jordan. tinuous showings of both new and recent months.
Following the Six-Day War, such
including the sale of a second classic works by filmmakers work-
squadron of 18 F - 104 Starfighter ing in Africa, a number of whom emigration was halted. Premier
Jet Interceptors. The first squad- will be present at Brandeis to in- Alexei Kosygin earlier that year
had told British journalists that
ron is scheduled for delivery start- troduce their works.
Soviet Jews could go to Israel, and
ing in June. Movement of the sec-
ond squadron may not begin for Warsaw Ghetto Sculpture entire families were allowed to do
many months.

Britain Sells Jorda is Tigercat Missiles

— Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan told the
Knesset Tuesday that Britain was
selling to Jordan a considerable
quantity of Tigercat ground-to-air
missiles. But he did not specify
how many of the rockets were in-
volved in the transaction.
Gen. Dayan told Israeli legis-
lators that Soviet experts and ad-
visers were guiding the Egyptian
army in training. development and
operational planning.
Replying to questions, he said
Israel had no knowledge of alleged
cooperation between the Cuban
army and Arab saboteurs. It was
reported recently by an Israeli
newspapers that the saboteurs
were being trained in Cuba. Gen.
Dayan also said that Havana de-
nied news reports that the Cuban
chief of staff was present with
Arab guerrillas during a raid into


Wall Street Journal Article Protested;
Used Anti-Israel Views as Its Source

A storm of protests this week
greeted an article on "Business
Approach to Arab Hotspots" by
Neil A. Martin in Monday's Wall
Street Journal.
Definitely anti-Israel, resorting
to such propaganda as the charge

41,1sH sow


among the books to be issued
this year. A total of 13 titles are
to be issued in 1969. Titles for
1970 also were evaluated and
approved at the meeting.
William B. Fishman. prominent
Philadelphia industrialist and a
The defense minister said that
leader in many cultural move-
he had told British Conservative
ments. was elected president of
Party leader Edward Heath re-
JPS to succeed Joseph First who
cently that it was impossible to
was elected honorary president and
free vessels stranded in the Suez
a life member of the board of trus-
Canal since the 1967 war so long
as the Egyptians continued to
Lesser Zussman. who was re-
violate the cease fire.
elected executive director, report-
The Tigercat missile maker
ed on the international book exhi-
bit in Jerusalem which he attended
as the JPS representative and as Nazi Deporter of Jews
the delegate from the United `Didn't Know.' He Says
States which was one of 32 nations
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
sponsoring the event that attracted
WEST BERLIN—A former offi-
tens of thousands of participants.
Prof. Maurice Hindus of Bran- cial at World War II Gestapo head-
deis University, in an address in quarters in Berlin claimed at his
which be reviewed the record of trial Monday that he did not know
fiction writing by Jews in this about the real fate of the thousands
country from the time of Abra- of Jews he ordered deported to
ham Cahan's "The Rise of David Nazi death camps.
Fritz Woehren, 64, is the princi-
Levinsky" to the current era of
Malamud and Roth and Mailer, pal defendant among nine former
stated that "Jewish writing has Gestapo aides charged with mur-
outgrown the need for patronage der and complicity in murder.
and can stand on its own feet." They have been labeled "desk kill-
Dr. Hindus, whose new book ers" by the prosecution, and their
"The Old East Side" will be pub- trial is the first in which ex-Nazis
lished by JPS this year, told of the have been indicted for murder al-
lack of interest in Jewish subjects, though they were far from the
as was indicated in the denigration scene of the crime.
Woehren, a former captain in
of Cahan's work when it first ap-
the SS (Elite Guard), worked in
peared, and traced the growth of
Jewish affairs section of
concern and the increasing inter-
Gestapo headquarters. His eight
est. as indicated in Harper's pres-
are charged with
ent emphasis on Cahan's novel
which it first hesitated to publish.: complicity in murder for having
He emphasized the absorption to- carried out his orders which re-
sulted in the deaths of thousands
day of themes and artifacts of
of Jews between 1940 and 1945.
Jewish fiction and the triumphs
There were originally 12 de-
attained by Jewish authors.

Miami Honors Holidays

46 Friday, May 9, 1969

at California Cemetery

The Morning Star special corres-

LOS ANGELES — The famous pondent from Moscow pointed out
Yeshiva U. Students
Warsaw Ghetto sculptures by Ber- that Israeli papers are not permit-
Score High in Math Test nard Baruch Zakheim, West Coast ted to make public mention of the

NEW YORK — A team of Yes-
hiva College undergraduates out-
paced 75 per cent of student math
teams from 209 colleges and uni-

versities in the United States and
Canada in the 29th annual William
Lowell Putnam Mathematical Com-
petition, last fall.
According to scores released by
the Mathematical Association of
America, the eight-man team from

Yeshiva College, the undergradu-
ate college of liberal arts and
sciences of Yeshiva University, in
New York City, ranked 47th in the
six-hour examination.
The prosecution said that the de-
Dr. Henry Lisman, professor of
fendants must have been aware of mathematics at the college, said
what happened to deported Jews that three members of the team
because all death certificates were scored high enough to have their
returned to their office so that the names included in the list of names

fendants, but one died, and two
others became ill and will be
tried separately.

files could be closed.
published by the Putnam Competi-
The prosecution charged in a tion Committee.
720-page indictment that Woehren
was "filled with hatred against the
Tourism brings more than 13,-
Jews and had been convinced of 000,000 travelers to Michigan each
the necessity of killing them."

Jewish artist who has been called
"an angry Moses," will be put on
display at Mount Sinai Memorial
Park soon, it was announced by
Benjamin Dwoskin, general man-
The six monumental sculptures
arrived from Berkeley, where they
have been on exhibit at the Judah
L. Magnes Memorial Museum
since last September.
Zakheim, born in Warsaw, has
lived for many years in Sebasto-
pol, Calif. He has won countless
honors, prizes and commissions in
recent years but his contribution
to the walls of San Francisco's Coit
Tower brought him his great-
est fame and is now part of


Keep this truth ever before you
—ignorance never did anyone any
harm, error alone is fatal, and we
do not lose our way through ignor-
ance but through self-confidence.

origin of immigrants and the ar-
rival of them from Socialist coun-
tries including the Soviet Union.
The paper added that "the over-
whelming majority" of Soviet Jews
feel "at home" where they are.

Julius Katchen, Pianist

NEW YORK (JTA)—Julius Kat-
chen, American concert pianist
who made his debut at age 10 and
performed as a child with the
Philadelphia Orchestra and the
New York Philharmonic, died in

Paris last week at age 42.

Mr. Katchen interrupted his ca-
reer as a child prodigy to attend
high school and college. He was
graduated from Haverford College

in 1945 and accepted a fellowship
from the French government. He
made Paris his permanent resi-
dence and gave most of his con-
certs in Europe. In recent years,
he specialized in the music of

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