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February 13, 1970 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-02-13

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Look Editor ' Throws' llourquet"
o Israel's WOIllell Soldiers

Look Magazine senior editor
Betty Rollin joined the female re-
cruits of the Israeli Army for two
weeks and discovered that she
didn't have what it takes: determ-
ination and a love of homeland that
surmount all discomfort and hard-
ship.
Miss Rollin's experiences. de-
scribed in the current issue ',f
Look, reflect on the wide
ground of the girls who serve 20
months of Israeli army service
when they turn 18. She is frankly
admiring of the young women, who
receive almost the exact infantry
combat training the men get.
As Stella Levy, women's army
commander, drove Miss Rollin
from camp to field 15 miles away,
the American writer noted that in
the stifling, 100-degree heat, the
marching soldiers "arc not wear-
ing cotton frocks from Lord and
Taylor like me, but fatigues—shirts
with long sleeves and long pants—
packs and guns. I suppose all I
expect from them is that they
shlump along somewhat miserably
—looking at least as pained walk- •
ing as I am sitting in a car. But no.1
TheY are smiling. Worse, laughing.
Singing.
"Feeling very dry in the mouth,

Hess' Son Pleads •
for Father's Release

I turn slowly to look back at
them as the car putt-putts past.
My final hope is dashed. They
are not female fortresses. The
hands that hold the rifles have
baby fat on the wrists. They are
little girls .
"With these chicks, it's differ-
ent," Miss Rollin goes on. "They're
trying to save their country, you
see. They're needed, and they know
it. Just knowing that does some-
thing funny to you. It makes you
strong. And you know what else?
Happy. Do you know what kids
look like when they're called on to
do something they think is im-
portant? They look good.
"There's also an odd absence of
something. It's something we're so
used to seeing on the faces of our
Wolf Hess, 32, an engineer from
kids that not seeing it is almost
Hamburg, West Germany, is
eerie. There's no confusion. There
shown at the State Department,
are no muddy looks on those muddy
where he went to seek support
faces. (You don't have identity
for release of his father, Rudolf
crises when your house is burning.)
Hess, once a top lieutenant of
"One more point, folks: sexual-
Adolf Hitler and currently still
identity crises are also pretty rare
in
prison.
in Israel. Women are too useful for
*
anyone to start feeling threatened
by anything as innocuous as equal- Polish Ex-Servicemen
ity. They are too useful for anyone Oppose Freeing of Hess
to start worrying if putting on a
LONDON (JTA) —The Associa-
uniform will turn them into men." tion of Polish-Jewish ex-Service-
men in London protested against
proposals to free Rudolph Hess,
Hitler's one-time deputy, who is
serving a life sentence as a Nazi
Toback, will be celebrated at a war criminal.
gathering sponsored by Kvutza
Dr. Simon Friesner, chairman
Ivrith 8 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish of the association, said "it would
Center.
be wrong to compromise on the
"Sefer Taboi" includes poems, life sentence of Rudolph Hess. He
stories and allegories published in was one of the main architects of
Hebrew magazines in this country the mass murder of six million
and in Israel. One section of the Jews and countless others."
book contains evaluations of Mr.
Hess defected to Britain early
Toback's writing, by the late Rabbi in World War II and was brought
Morris Adler, Morris Nobel, Ber- to trial after the war.
nard Isaacs, Mordecai Halevy of
Israel, Walter Field, Isadore Stein
and Wolf Snyder.
The publication of "Taboi"
was made possible by the rela-
tives of Mr. Toback, Mr. and
N. Brewster Broder, president,
Mrs. Joseph Geselis and Mr. and
Metropolitan Detroit, Jewish Wel-
fare Board branch, is co-chairman
Mrs. Isadore Stein.
Edited by Isaacs and Nobel, the of the accreditations committee for
book is available at local Jewish the 1970 biennial convention of the
National Jewish Welfare Board to
book stores.
be held in Washington, March 18
Participants in the program will to 22.
be Nobel. Isaacs, Field, Stein, Mrs.
Top government, Israeli and
Rae Goodman, Abraham Schacter American Jewish leaders will ad-
and Drora Kleinplatz. Joseph Katz dress the JWB convention. Major
is president of Kvutza Ivrith.
priorities of concern to the Ameri-
can Jewish community—including
the break-up of the family, aliena-
U. of Denver Gets
tion of youth and the generation
Valuable Judaica
gap—will be on the agenda.
A panel of student activists will
DENVER — A valuable Judaic
'
collection of 10,000 volumes—the discuss "Jewish College Students
View
American Jewish Life."
largest library of its kind between
Chicago and the West Coast—has Among the subjects to be dealt
with
are
Zionism on campus, the
been acquired by the University
Jew in the campus rebellion, the
of Denver.
assimilation of Jewish college stu-
It will be known as the Solomon dents, new outlook for Jewish col-
Shwayder Memorial Library in lege students, and radical Judaism.
Hebraic Studies. The collection
Delegates will meet with their
was the personal library of Rabbi Senators and Congressmen.
I. Edward Kiev, chief librarian of
Broder is vice president of the
Hebrew Union College, New York, Detroit Jewish Community Center,
and is a gift to the university from vice president of JWB's Midwest
Solomon Shi.•ayder's widow, Mrs. region, vice president, Detroit
Ida Shwayder of Denver.
chapter of the American Jewish
Committee, co-chairman, real
division, Allied Jewish Cam-
Lubavitelier Publishers estate
paign, and board and executive
committee member, Travelers Aid
Issue 3 New Hooks
Society. He is president of Trus-
NEW YORK—Merkos L'Inyonei Wal Systems, Inc.. Troy.
Chinuch, the educational arm of
the Lubavitcher movement, an-
nounces the publication of three Special Program Trains
books by Dr. Gershon Kranzler, Teachers for Day Schools
educator and sociologist.
NEW YORK (JTA)—A six-year-
The three include two new vol- old teacher training program,
umes of "Galuth Melodies" and an 'developed to provide teachers for
historical novel, "The Broken! day schools in smaller communi-
ties, has achieved a very high
Bracelet."
Volumes two and three of rate of success in that objective,
"Galuth Melodies" contain some according to Torah Umesorah, the
national society for Hebrew day
40 stories.
Prof. Kranzler's first historical schools.
novel, "The Broken Bracelet," I Under the program, which was
tells the story of a group of Span- started in 1963, yeshiva students
ish refugees and of Rabbi Abra- receive free tuition in exchange
ha in Zacuto, the talmudist, his- for a commitment to teach in such
torian and astronomer, whose schools for at least two years after
maps and charts enabled explorers completing the course, according
to travel the high seas to new con- to Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky, diree-
tinents. I for of the day school agency.

THE•DETROIT JEvai NEWS

Friday, February 13, 1970-21

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Soothsayer — Pizmore

Editor's Note: This poem is a trans-
lation by Mr. Joyrich of the Late Mr.
Tabak's poem "Pizmon" ("Soothsayer")
which first was published in the 20th
anniversary volume of (fed lialtvutza
(Echo of the Kvutza in 5720.21-1960-
61. The popular song was set to music
by L. Fuchs.
in the same issue
a
a

By A. TABOI (TABAK)
Translated from the Hebrew
by Joshua Joyrich
In the city of Detroit there is a
cluster,
Hebrew Cluster.
It gathers two times monthly
To listen to dissertations—
Some of them—performed excel-
lently.
Lectures, there are plenty.
Thank God!
But domestication over a cup of tea
Is our fancy .. .
Hence there is no wonder
At all —
When you happen to hear a whis-
per:
Dry is the Kvutza!
Dry and meager!
On the evening of the model en-
tertainment
At the domicile of the president
M,Ly he live long!
Only once a year
On pentecost night—
My Krutza is viewed in a pre-
dominant light,
President of the Kvutza, Reb
Yosef Katz,
And his spouse. Mrs. Bella Katz,
With Blintzes will us Blintzicize
And sweet treats us gormandise.
Ah Madam, for your honorable
exertion
May you be blessed, woman!
Ah, Lady Bella, Bessie, —Bella.
The comity of these events
-
We shall not forget!
These concomitants, ah.
we shall not forget . . .

* •
Kvutza to Honor Book
by Late Aaron Toback

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The publication of "Sefer Taboi,"
Hebrew book by the late Aaron

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