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December 19, 1969 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-19

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Renowned Israeli Artist Reuven Rubinc
Emerges Magnificently in Autobiography ;

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and artists, the rise of the Tel for the beauties of the land. its
Internationally acclaimed, gener the sad notes as well as the happy
Aviv Museum and the many history, its heritage, its magnitude.
ally accepted as Israel's leading ones, the many experiences related
other aspects in which he played
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artist. Reuven Rubin is one of the to life in Palestine before Israel
a significant role as an Israeli
great figures in the world of ar t and of Israel in his later years of
pioneer—these
are
part
of
a
glor-
and in Israel's growth in the art. glory and worldwide acceptance.
ious career. He had been en-
and in cultural attainment.
Front his birthplace in Galatz on
gaged in jam manufacturing and
Sabra Books and Funk and Wag - the Danube in Romania, where his
other
labors. He wrote poetry—
nails, as joint publishers, have , life began in 1893, through the half
and some excellent verses are
therefore, made a great contribu - century of activities in Israel. Ru-
part of the record of this man's
Lion with the publication of the . bin's career is depicted in what he
muse and his impressions of life
large book "Rubin—My Life am I himself terms "an autobiograph-
the ancient land.
in
ical
sketchbook."
My Art."
TO
He studied and worked in Paris
is a remarkable story be-
As an autobiography, containing
reproductions of many of Rubin's , cause he had returned to the after a time in Palestine. but it
was
Eretz
Israel
that
he
created
land of his birth so many years
noteworthy creative works, in
later as Israel ambassador to and formed a special mark• earn-
black and white and multicolored
ing love and respect. Among ltis
Romania.
this is indeed one of the finest
many paintings are those of Jews
books on art made available to thc '
In his introduction. Gamin, who
American public in recent years. had known Rubin for many years of world fame, Ahad Ha-am• Uri
Zvi
Greenberg, and primarily the
With an introduction by Dr . and befriended hint, speaks of it, and,
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Ilaim Gamzu, director of the 'Fe I pays honor to the "imaginative children and the famous painting
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impressive story of a man o f
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great distinction, introduces his tion for this eminent artist also in-
told, the Rubin book is an empha-
family in the art creations, offers dicate:
sis of Israel with love, Israel of a

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views of Israel and the impres-
sions of a creative portrayer of
life, a people, personalities, pano

ram as.
As well as he paints. Rubin tells
his life's story with deep feeling.
relating the exictement of an art-
ist's dedication to his labors of
love. relating the intimate things.

Demonstrators Told . .

Jews" Emigration Not

Eneonraged by USSR

LONDON (JTA) — Two hundred
students demonstrated peacefully
in front of the Soviet Embassy
here Dec. 11 demanding the right
of emigration for Soviet .Jews who
want to go to Israel. Two of the
demonstrators were received by
the press attache of the embassy
who spoke to them for 15 minutes
but refused to accept a letter and
a petition addressed to the ambas-

"Throughout his productive, poet who created added affection
life, Rubin traveled a long road,'
full of hazards and fateful change,
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
but also rich with wonderful sur-
prise. At the birth of the new 16--Fridey, December 19, 1969
state of Israel, the poor Jewish I
boy, Renven Zelicovicz, was to I
: return to his native Romania in ;
' the honorable position as the first
Minister Plenipotentiary of Is-;
rate!. Thus the government not
only recognized the well-known
artist, but also the devoted, cap-
able citizen.
"His work, rich in imagery,
also bears witness to the way the
p
people
of Israel have taken root
in its soil. His beautiful canvases
show ancient olive trees project-
ing their gnarled branches sky-
ward like priests intoning a
blessing. The figures which pops-
late his paintings: rabbis from
Jerusalem, sages from Safed,
horsemen in the Negev, fisher-
men on the banks of the Sea of
Gailee all have something mag-

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ical in their Biblical approach.
The demonstration was organized
His hand is sure, his taste is
by the Universities Committee for
d
delicate.
A hint of poetry mixed
Soviet Jewry. The demonstrators
with
humor tempers the bold
passed out leaflets containing a
passionate
line."
a1,0
plea for emigration front 18 Jewish
The many details in Rubin's life I
families in the Soviet Georgian
Republic and a letter written by are marked by fascination. adven-
Boris Kochubievsky, a Russian- ture, dedication. He was 19 when
Jewish engineer now serving a he left Romania for Palestine, and
prison term for allegedly criticizing the journey was made possible by
Soviet treatment of the Jews. the three gold coins he obtained
The two students admitted to the through the sale of his bicycle. His •
embassy—Colin Shindler and Philip life was not lacking in drama, and
Marcus—reported that they were when one takes into consideration
told by the press attache that the the years of his life under the
Soviet government does not en- British Mandate, during the trials
courage emigration to Israel and and tribulations of Israel's strug-
therefore rejected applications by files for freedom. the many oh-
Jews. They said the official term- stacles on the road to success are
inated the interview when they understandable.
began to question him and asked
In many respects, Rubin's story
them not to visit the embassy in is much more than autobiography:
the future.
it is also the biography of a people

and a state, the story of Israel's

Dutch Say Aide to Moscow emergence into statehood and one
great citizen's vast experience in
Will Intercede for Jews
the course of the making of that

THE HAGUE (JTA)—The Neth story. Ile was in many pursuits,
erlands government promised to- but he always drew the objects of
day that its ambassador in Moscow his interest, even w:ien the matzo
will press Soviet authorities to per- was being baked during his child-
mit the emigration of Russian hood, when the sukka was being
Jews to Israel. Premier Pieter De- erected. H' reproduced works in
Jong told the Dutch Senate that the , this volu e give indications of the
matter would tie handled by Dr. various s cps he had taken in his
Gerard Beelaerts Van-Blockland, work u it he emerged as the
Holland's ambassador to the So- greatest of the many artists who
viet Union. The Netherlands has had thei inspiration in the land
been looking after Israeli interests of Israel.
there since Moscow severed diplo- Ile wa in many pursuits—even
matic relations with Israel during a jam m nufacturer—but primar-
the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war. ily he wa the artist. Thus, his de-
Premier DeJong's promise was scription of the many exhibitions
welcomed by all members of the which di played his works, includ-
Senate except the one Communist ing th American, emphasize the
creator, the artist par excel-
senator. gr
lence.
The realization of his dream to
To the being fully alive, the fu-
go to Eretz Israel, his arrival in
ture is not ominous but a promise;
Jerusalem, his subsequent ex-
it surrounds the present like a halo.
periences, his guidance to art
—John Dewey.

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