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April 24, 1970 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-04-24

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Jerusalem of Lithuania Comes Alive
in Photos Shown at Israel Museum

U.S. Post Office Accused by Congressman of Abetting Arab Terrorism

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Con-
gressman Richard L. Ottinger ac-
cused the Post Office of defraud-
One of the greatest centers of Eliyahu, the Gaon of Vilna. Vilna ing people who seek to ship par-
Jewish learning for many years, remains still on many hearts, but cel post packages air mail to Is-
Vilna, became known as the Jeru- the 400-year-old community and its rael, and of abetting the attempt
salem of Lithuania. It was so Jew- ghetto were completely destroyed by Arab terrorists to blackmail
ish in character that many of its by the Nazis.
Israel.
streets had Jewish names, like the Earthly Vilna came alive again,
Ottinger revealed three weeks
Goen Street, named after the Reb for a brief period, at the Israel ago that the Post Office was no
Museu m, Jerusalem. Enlarge- longer shipping air parcel post
ments of photographs taken 40 packages to Israel. He now dis-
years ago recreated Jewish Vilna closed that despite the termination
with children learning in the heder
and others playing hopscotch in
the streets. Here are the women
tending the shop while their hus-
bands are at the yeshiva. It is
cold and the women heat their
hands over a fire-pot filled with
glowing coals. The famous Stra-
chin Library contrasts with ter-
rible poverty.
The photographs depicting the
worn soles of children wearing
rags appear near photographs
of Vilna's fiddling beggers. There
are the famous synagogues of
the community, two of their
famous shamashim, and even
the clocks which gave the exact
hour of the entry and exit of a
Shabat.in 1929.
The photographs were taken by
a local artist, Moshe Raviv, who
published them in Paris in a small
book in 1931, with an introduction
by poet Zalman Shneur. Since then
Raviv has become one of Israel's
painters. The photographs of Jew-
ish Vilna will now travel. The Is-
rael Museum has received a num-
ber of requests from abroad.

of air shipments, the Post Office
is still charging air mail rates and
defrauding customers by not telling
them that their packages will be
sent by boat instead of plane.
"No drective has been issued
telling customers their packages
will not be sent air mail. No or-
ders have been sent for post office
personnel to refuse such ship-
ments, and no rebates are permit-
ted unless the customer produces
the original wrapping paper after

it has been received in Israel. The
obvious intent of the administra-
tion is not to arouse the Jewish
community," Ottinger said.

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JERUSALEM — Prior to the
safe return of the Apollo 13 astro-
nauts, whose moon voyage was
aborted following a power failure,
Premier Golda Meir wrote to
President Nixon to add Israel's
"fervent prayers."
Mrs. Meir asked Mr. Nixon to
"inform their families that here
in Israel all our hearts are with
them," and said "we are filled
with admiration for the courage
they and their dear ones in space
are showing in this hour of trial."
In Tel Aviv, the Central Pupils
Council, comprised of representa-
tives of that city's public and
secondary schools. presented U.S.
Ambassador Walworth Barbour
with a letter of concern for the
astronaut's safety in their "peril-
ous journey."
A special service for the safe
return of the three astronauts was
conducted at the Western Wall.
Prayers were said by Rabb D.
Perla, director of the Israel gov-
ernment's department for holy
places. Many tourists who hap-
pened to be at the wall at the
time joined in the prayer.
In New York, Rabbi Abraham
Gross, president of the Rabbinical
Alliance of America, called on
American clergymen "regardless
of religious affiliation" to pray
for "the safe return" of Apollo
13 astronauts.

Michigan leads the nation in
number of state parks and prepar-
ed campsites. Michigan has 75
state parks, three national forests
and more than 150 municipal
camping parks. Altogether they
have more than 15,600 prepared
campsites.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, April 24, 1970-17

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