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July 18, 1969 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-07-18

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You
... and Me'

Sherry Resnick to Marry

Mr. Goren in December


in the 18th century among Jews in Eastern Europe. is now attracting
attention in the United States. You can read about it in the American' .
press, in popular magazines; you can even see Hasidim on television
progra ms.
The most popular of the Hasidic movements is the Lubavitcher
school of Hasidism, known as Chabad. The founder of Hasidism was
Israel Baal-Shem-Toy. He preached that zeal, prayerful devotion, and
humility were more acceptable to God than intellectualism. His teach-
ings met with strong opposition from Lithuanian Jews who saw them-
selves as defenders of the Jewish intellect. Rabbi Schnell! . Zalman of
I.iadi, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe, added intellectual attainment to the
principles of the Baal Shem-Tov.
The dramatic story of the first Lubavitcher Rebbe and his philosophy,
is told for the first time in English by Dr. Nissan Mindel—himself a
Lubavitcher follower—in a very interesting book entitled "Rabbi Schneur

Zalman of Liadi." Schneur Zalman was twice imprisoned by the Czarist
government in Russia but finally the government declared is m ove-
ment legal. The movement is now naturally banned in the Soviet Union.
Nevertheless, there are groups of Lubavitcher Hasidim in Soviet Jewish

communities even today conducting their religious activities fully aware
of the risk of being arrested.

Casals in 1969 Israel Festival

JERUSALEM—The highlight this tions, specifically commissioned for
festival, as well as the presen-
August of the 1969 Israel Festival the
of Music and Drama will be the tation "Jerusalem Throughout the
participation of the famous cellist, Ages" which will open the festival
conductor and composer, Pablo on July 31 in the King David Cita-
Casals; and the performance of del in Jerusalem.
Many of the festival's activities
his composition "El Pessebre. - The
1969 festival is the ninth in a series are centered in the rebuilt Roman
at . Caesarea on the Mediter-
which began in 1961.
raenean shore. Other performances
Appearing with Maestro Casals are held in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
will be the distinguished violinist,
and in kibutzim.
conductor and chamber musician,
Alexander Schneider, a close friend

and associate of Casals. Both
Schneider and Casals participated

in the first Israel Festival of Music
and Drama in 1961 and Schneider

Settlement Joins Chain
of Defense in Galilee

JERUSALEM—Cabinet Minister
was active in helping to organize Pinhas Sapir was among the many
who greeted settlers of
the festival.
Other participants scheduled for Shetula in Upper Galilee on the

the month-long festival are the En- inauguration day of their settle-
semble Vocale de Bruxelles, di- ment.
The creation of this village forms
rected by Fritz Hoyois; the Opera
de Camera di Milano, which will another link in the defense chain
present "The Incarnation of Pop- along Israel's northern border with
pea;" The National Theater of the Lebanon, designed in the frame-
Deaf; Narciso Yipes and Lucero work of the government-JNF
Tena in performances of Spanish development program for inner
Music and Dances; Evelyn Lear Galilee.
The founding of Shetula had been
singing lieder; the duo pianists
Alfons and Aloys Kontarsky; Clau- scheduled by the JNF and the Jew-
Agency for 1967, but was post-
dio Arrau; as well as a Bach pro-
gram by the Kol Israel Orchestra; poned owing to the Six-Day War.
recent security situation on the
a play "A Night in the Old Mar-
ket," by the Haifa Municipal Thea- northern border has lent the proj-




a -

VACATION READING: If you want to do some serious and inter-
esting reading during your vacation weeks, get a copy of Louis Fischer's
"Russia's Road from Peace to War," published by Harper & Row.
Fischer and I have been friends for many years. We worked as
American correspondents in Moscow years before the United States
granted diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union. He was the corre-
spondent of the Nation and I represented the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
and the New York World which was at that time published by Pulitzer
and was one of the leading newspapers in this country. We crossed the
Turkestan Desert together on the first trip of the Turksib train which

HASIDIC SAGA: Hasidism, a Pietistic movement which originated

berg (1914- ), has drawn the
covers and many illustrations for
the New Yorker Magazine. His
simple, single line drawings have
been displayed in many museums.

Handwriting Analysis

(Copyright 1969, JTA Inc.)

linked the torrid part of Soviet Asia with the cold Siberia. We also met
in Berlin when I was stationed there as correspondent. And I saw him
at work in Geneva when we both covered sessions of the League of
"Russia's Road from Peace to War"—one of many excellent books
he wrote on Russia—is an authoritative volume which will be studied
by historians and students of Soviet world politics. It sheds new light on
the origin of the Nazi-Soviet pact; it reveals many new facts of Stalin's
brutal purges, and presents Stalin as "a murderer of millions." It con-
tains much behind-the-scenes material never published before.
- Stalin's blood-and-poison purges," Fischer writes, "have only one
rival in history—Hitler's gas chambers for the extermination of Jews."
In putting Stalin and Hitler in the same category of mass-murderers, he
observes that compared with them, Genghis Kahn, Tamerlane and
Robespierre were mini-scale murderers. He cites Stalin as the person
who in 1948, ordered the assassination of Solomon Mikhoels, the famous
actor-director of the Moscow Yiddish State Theater and head of the
Soviet Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. That murder was a prelude to the
mass-killing of Jewish writers and the closing down of all Jewish cul-
tural institutions in the Soviet Union. Stalin was informed over the tele-
phone at home of the news that the assassination was carried out. Asked
how the death of such a prominent, much-decorated figure was to be an-
nounced. Stain is quoted by Fischer as saying, "Well, an automo-
bile accident." This version was circulated around the globe.
The author, a great friend of the Soviet Union during the early
years of the Soviet regime, became a disillusioned man when the Stalin
purges started in the mid-1930s. His book is well-written history, and an
impressive analysis of events dealing with Soviet foreign relations built
on extensive documentation.

Noted Artist
Friday, July 18, 1969-25
The American artist, Saul Stein-


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Mr. and Mrs. Sam Resnick of
Oxley Rd., Southfield, announce the
engagement of their daughter Sher-
ry Lynn to Aaron W. Goren, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Goren of
Whitcomb Ave.
Miss Resnick received a BA and
MA in education from the Univer-
sity of Michigan. Mr. Goren re-


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ceived a BA from Wayne State Uni-
versity, and was graduated from
Wayne's law school.
A December wedding is planned.

East German-Arab
Combination Aids
USSR'S M.E. Role

BONN (JTAl—Egypt's diplomatic
recognition of East Germany was
attributed by West German leaders
to pressures from the Soviet Union
plus a promise from Moscow of
more weapons. Foreign Minister
Willy Brandt said ' the Egyptian
move had wiped out hopes for re-
sumption of West German diplo-
matic relations with Egypt which
Cairo severed in 1965 after the
Bonn regime recognized Israel.
But Brandt did not see any other
immediate consequences. He said
that most West German capital aid
programs to Egypt were completed
but three technical aid projects re-
main "which scarcely can be
broken off." These include two
schools in Cairo and a project to
combat the disease, bilharzia, at an
oasis in the Nile Valley. West Ger-
man exports to Egypt amounted
to $68,000.000 in 1968.



At 9:30 Sharp



Egypt was the fifth Arab state
to recognize East Germany.
Brandt refused to predict whether
more Arab and African states
would follow Cairo's lead. "In
view of the sharpening of the
Middle East conflict and the mas-
sive activity of the Soviet Union,
developments cannot be pre-
dicted," he said.

Brandt said that up until last
Saturday all indications were that
Egypt would not establish relations
with East Germany. But Chancellor
Kurt George Kiesinger told news-
men today that "this development
was predictable inasmuch as the
Soviet influence on Cairo has grown
from month to month."

The new Premier of Sudan said
in an interview published here
that the sole criteria determining
Arab policies toward East and

West Germany was the German

attitude in the Arab-Israeli con-
flict. Premier Abu Bakr Awallah
told the newspaper Die Welt that
"we have nothing against Ger-
mans, East or West, but foreign
policy in all Arab countries de-
pends on whether Germans are
on the side of the Arabs or of

He said his government has rec-
ognized East Germany as a sover-
eign state without any expectations
of economic aid from that country.
He has been invited to visit East
Germany in October. The Premier
welcomed the UN Security Coun-
cil's resolution last week censuring
for altering the status of
ter, and a new dance program by ect increased urgency. The young
He said he did not think
"The Batsheva Dance Company."
Other events scheduled are the dren of older Galilean smallholder Israel could exist forever against
surrounding Arabs.
presentation of six new composi- villages.

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