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April 24, 1970 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-04-24

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Congregation Beth El Membership Authorizes
$7,000,000 Drive for New Temple Structure HAIR & SCALP

At a special congregation meet-
ing Sunday, members of Temple
Beth El voted overwhelmingly to
authorize the construction of a new
synagogue complex at Telegraph
and 14-Mile Roads in Bloomfield
Robert N. Canvaser, president of
Beth El, said that Michigan's old-
est Reform congregation of 1600
families was undertaking a cam-
paign to finance a $7,000,000 build-
ing which is being designed by the
:, internationally famous architect-
ural firm of Minoru Yamasaki and
Associates of Troy, Mich.
Dr. Richard C. Hertz, senior
rabbi, said that the most recent
membership survey indicates that
more than 65 per cent of the adult
membership has moved to the
north and northwestern subuiban
areas of Metropolitan Detroit and
85 per cent of the religious school
enrollment is comprised of children
whose families already reside in
the suburbs.


it itself remains strong and vital
and dynamic."
Founded in 1850, Beth El, Mich-
igan's first Jewish congregation,
has been in its present location,
Woodward at Gladstone, since 1922.
Its present building was designed
by Albert Kahn, the Detroit archi-
tect who gained world fame.
Plans and specifications are now
being completed, with actual con-
struction scheduled to begin in the
summer of 1971 and completion
scheduled for July 1973.

The architectural plans for the
28.7 acre site, purchased in 1966,
include a sanctuary, chapel,
social hall, library, 34 class-
rooms, a museum and adminis-
trative offices. The total area is
112,500 square feet.
. The predominant element in the

design is the proposed sanctuary,
which will have a permanent seat-
ing capacity of 1,000 with provision
for an additional 800 for the High
Holy Days.
"The sanctuary," according to
"It is axiomatic that a Temple
must be where the people are, Yamasaki, "can perhaps be de-
especially where the children scribed as a great tent, elliptical in
plan, 110 feet and 180 feet at its
are," Dr. Hertz stated.
"We have a responsibility to our axes, and 70 feet high at the cen-
children and to their welfare," Dr. ter. The tent design is reminiscent
Hertz added. 'Beth El can only con- of the "tent of meeting" or taber-
tinue to play a vital role in the nacle mentioned in the Bible.
'The interior effect is of curving,
Jewish life Of this community if

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soaring movement, to provide an
inspiring place of worship, which
focuses on the bimah and holy
Ark," Yamasaki said.
Canvasses said the membership
also voted to begin a building fund
campaign. He announced that Paul
M. Handleman had assumed gen-
eral chairmanship of the campaign,
with B. L. Maas, Max M. Fisher
and Nate S. Shapero as honorary
vice chairman.

Richard Kux heads the leader-
ship gifts division and Paul Broder
the general membership division.
The building committee, which
has been working with Yamasaki,
is headed by Robert Smith.

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BUDAPEST — Palestinian guer-
rilas have decided they will no
longer hijack any international ,
flights, it was reported by a Hun-
garian news correspondent last
Janos Avar of the government
newspaper Magyar Hirlap, said he
was attending a guerrilla meeting
in Jordan when he learned of the
decision, opposed by some jnem-


Avar said the guerrilla leaders
decided that hijackings had done
more harm than good to the Arab
cause. He also said he heard that
four Arab Communist parties would
soon deploy their own guerrillas
in the fighting in Israeli-occupied
Arab territories.

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JERUSALEM—A collection of re- influences on these types of evolu- sides of the Atlantic and he has
search on modern Arabic poetry, tion."
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CoNection of Research on Modem!' Arabic Poetry
by Hebrew University Lecturer Published in Cairo

done by Dr. Shmuel Moreh, He-
The importance of this work,
brew University lecturer in modern according to Dr. Moreh, is that this
Arabic language and literature, has is the first time that a serious
been translated from Errdish to scientific research was made on
Arabic and published in book form modern Arabic poetry covering the
by a I-icturer at the Dar al-Ulum Arab world as a whole, whereas
College of the University of Cairo. until now this has been done
The book was published with mainly by local scholars on a
commentaries on his research. The country-to-country basis, influenced
publication was announced by the by political and intellectual rivalry.
literary Lebanese magazine Al- In his research, Dr. Moreh arrived
at new and revolutionary results in
Adib of January 1970.
his study of Arabic literature.
Dr. Moreh's research work was
Dr. Moreh's research , along with
earlier published in articles in the his other scientific articles pub-
Bulletin of the School of Oriental lished by the Hebrew University's
and African Studies of University Institute of African and Asian
of London, and in the quarterly Studies, has evoked international
"Middle Eastern Studies" pub- interest among Orientalists on both
lished by Prof. Bli Kedouri, Lon
don School of Economics. In bOth
publications, Dr. Moreh was re- Arab Farmer Protests
ferred to as an Arabic and Hebrew .
Get Dayan Hearing
writer in Israel.
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Defense Min-
Dr. Moreh, who was born in
Baghdad and came' to Israel in : ister Moshe Dayan gave a sym-
hearing to Arab farmers
1951, received his B.A. and M.A.
degrees at the Hebrew University's in the Jordan Valley who protest-
Institute of Oriental Studies (now
the Institute of African and Asian taken in Israeli forces in the oc-
Studies). He obtained his Ph.D.
from working their land.
degree at London University.
But Gen. Dayan told them,
The write-up on Dr. Moreh's re-
"If I must choose between en-
search, which appears in the Leb-
suring the security of human
anese magazine along with reports life and the continuity of agri-
on literary activities in the Arab cultural work, I shall chose the
world, deals with the Hebrew Uni-
versity scholar's work, on "Trends
The defense minister toured the
of Evolutions in the Rhythm of Samarian and Judaean districts
Modern Arabic Poetry," by S. and visited the towns of Jericho
Moreh, translated with commen- and Jenin.
taries by Sa'd Wasluh, lecturer in
He spoke to a delegation of ,
Dar al-Ulum College, Cairo. The Arab farmers whose lands are on
book deals with aspects of reforms the cease-fire demarcation line.
in free verse, blank-verse and Some of the land has been pre-
poetry in prose, and the European empted for security purposes.
Gen. Dayan agreed to a mixed
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS committee that would examine the
farmers' complaints and petitions.
14—Friday, April 24, 1970
He said he wanted all farmers
to be able to work their land in
peace but noted that terrorists
have been waging war in the dis-
trict for nearly three years.
It is not only the crop that is
destroyed but Israeli soldiers and
civilians have been killed, he said.

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