New Dept. of Pure Math
tion biology,. whit*. touches upon
such' areas of Current interes
demography, epidemiology, ecology
and genetics, will be introduced to
Israel for the first time . by the
Weizmann Institute's new depart-
ment of pure mathematics, which
has begun operations here under
the direction of Prof. Samuel Kar-
Prof. Karlin, who comes to Re-
hovot from Stanford University, is
an internationally known expert-in
this discipline, which brings the in- ,
sights of mathematics to - bear on
problems ' of medical, social' and
Another senior member of the
pure mathematics department is
Prof. I. N. Herstein, a leading Uni-
versity of Chicago specialist in
algebra and its applications. Regu-
lar visitors will include Prof. S.
Sternberg of Harvard, best known
for his work on global analysis,
who also has been concerned re-
cently with • mathematical aspects
of particle physics.
Prof. Karlin has written books
and papers on mathematical
economics and game theory. His
pioneering work, "Studies in the
Mathematical Theory of Inven-
tory and Production," put for-
ward novel mathematical meth-
ods for utilization of resources
on a national and local level—a
matter of overwhelming concern
to resource-poor countries.
These methods have already
been applied by industrial con-
cerns, in development planning;
.by military establishments, in
making policy decisions; and by
Water planning authorities, in pre
paring schemes for efficient utili-
Prof. Karlin is responsible for
the development of the concept of
"Total Positivity," which has been
extensively applied in numerical
analysis and the theory of approxi-
Egypt Reportedly Freed
All Jews From Prisons -
Death Takes Widow
NEW YORK -- A 'Detroit dele-
gation of 10_ persons was among
5,000 attending; themcent funeral
of Rebetzin Nechama Dina Schneer-
sohn, widow of, the late Lubavit-
cher Rebbe, Joseph I. Schneersohn
and •mother-in-law of the present
world leader, of the Lubavitcher
movement, Rabbi Menachem M.
Schneerson. She died Jan. 7 at
age 89. •
yman Levy, 68
r THE DETROIT JEWISH HEWS
:'Accouhtast Hyman Levy, 19601'
W. 12 Mile, Southfield, died 'Tues-
day at age 68.
Mr. .Levy, a native of Russia,
lived in the Detroit area '90 years.
Self-employed, he was accountant
for the Hebrew Free Loan Assoc-
iation, comptroller for L&L Con-
eession Co. and was a member of
Detroit Lodge of Bnai Brith and
Cong. Nusach Hari. He was a
graduate of Central High School
and the Walsh Institute of Ac-
Surviving are his wife, Frances;
a son, Edwin; two daughters, Mrs.
Gordon (Judith) Smith and Mrs.
Leonard (Phyllis) Cohn; a brother,
Joel; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie
Pernick, Mrs. Sophie Lefkowitz
and Mrs. Morris (Lena) Halperin;
and four grandchildren.
Rebetzin Schneersohn was born
in Kishenev, to Yocheved and Rab-
bi Abraham Schneersohn. Her
-father was a grandson of Rabbi
,Menachem• Mendel of Lubavitch
—known as the "Tzemach Tzedek"
after his famous multi volume
She married Rabbi Joseph L
Schneersohn in September 1887
and from that time, shared in
his efforts to keep Judaism alive
in Soviet Russia. After his arrest
under deith warrant and his lib-
eration, she fled with him from
Nathan Gersuk, retired co-owner
country to country until their
arrival in the United States In of Arthur's Clothes, 38 Monroe,
died Monday at age 78. He was
with . Arthur's for 47 years.
She is survived by two daugh-
Mr. Gersuk, 19728 Cranbrook,
ters, Rebetzin Chana Gourary, was born in Russia. He was a
wife of Rabbi Samarius Gourary, member of Cong. Adas Shalom
and Rebetzin Chaye Idoussia and Pisgah Lodge of Bnai Brith.
Schneerson, wife of Rabbi Mena- He also was a charter member
chem M. Schneerson; a brother, of Edwin M. Denby Post Ameri-
Bunion Schneersohn, who resides can Legion.
in Tel Aviv, and a grandson.
Survivors are his wife, hfinnie;
The youngest of her three daugh- two sons, Marvin and Dr. Jack
ters, Sheina and her husband, of California; four brothers, three
perished in a Nazi concentration sisters and three grandchildren.
camp in Poland in 1942.
Rebetzin Schneerson was in-
terred in the Old Montefiore
Cemetery in Queens, opposite the
resting place of her husband.
Marvin Simons, member of one
of Detroit's most prominent fami-
lies, died Tuesday at the age of 84.
He is survived by a daughter,
Mrs. Irma Handler of Chicago and
NEW YORK (JTA) — Charles two grandchildren.
Frost, industrialist and Jewish
A distributor, for many years, of
communal leader, died here Jan. very fine furniture, art objects,
8 at age 75.
interior decorations, pianos and
Active in t h e
unique office desks, Mr. Simons
ownership a n d
had retired about eight years ago
opeartion of a
His father, David. W. Simons,
number of busi-
was one of Detroit's venerable
Jewish leaders, member of De-
he also had serv-
troit's first Nine-Man Council and
ed with numerous
president of Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
Jewish a n d Is-
Sandra Goldberg, 39,
He had been a
Sandra R. Goldberg, 39, the for-
member of the
mer Sandra R. Mark of Detroit,
board of trustees of the United died Jan. 2 in Cleveland. She was
' Jewish Appeal, a co-chairman of vice president and partner of the
the New York UJA, and a board D. 0. Summers Co. of Cleveland.
member of the Jewish Telegraphic
Mrs. Goldberg, a resident of
Agency, the American Technion Cleveland for many years, was a
Society and the Jewish Cultural member of Hadassah, The Temple,
Foundation of New York Univer- Monteflore Home, Hawthorne Val-
ley Country Club and Mt. Sinai
He• also had been an overseer of Hospital Auxiliary.
the Albert Einstein _ College of ,Survivors besides her husband
the wife of Jerry M. Goldberg, a
are a daughter, Wendy; two sons.
Gregg and Brett; her father, Max
Mark; and a sister, Mrs. Ronald
(Elaine) Joseph of Detroit. Her
mother, Lillian Mark, died Dec. 23.
Friday, Jemmy/ 15, 1971-47
-DAVID BURG, 23611 Cloverlawn,
Oak Park, died Dec. 30. Interment
• • •
HARRY GUSS, 2580 Oxford,
Berkley, died Jan. 6. He leaves his
wife, Anna; a son, Lawrence; two
daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Diane)
Weiner and Mrs. Philip (Lee)
Gass of Morristown, N.J.; one
brother, one sister and 11 grand-
• • •
ETTA 1100TKINS, 715 S. For-
rest, Ann Arbor, died Jan. 7. She
leaves her husband, Hirsch; a
daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Fay)
Sherwood of Dayton; one sister and
one grandchild. Interment Grand
• • •
HARRY E. JACOBSON, former
Detroiter of Beaumont, Tex., died
Jan. 8. He leaves his wife, Lottie;
two sons, Milton and Edward of
Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Mur-
ray (Rosalind) Chess; one brother,
seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Interment De-
* • •
ESTHER KRAUSE, former De-
troiter of Miami, died Jan. 5. Sur-
vived by her husband, Leo; and
four sisters, Mrs. Saul (Harriet)
Jackson and Lena, Helen and Ann
Solomon, all of Detroit. Interment
Marvin Simons, Scion of Prominent
Family, Son of David W. Simons
Charles Frost, 75,
LONDON — Egypt has released
all 127 Jewish citizens she had
been holding in prisons since the
Six-Day War, but they and their
families are still in the country,
which hundreds of Jews are not
allowed to leave.
Tourists arriving in Haifa were
quoted in the Jerusalem Post as
saying that the Egyptians. used
"Nazi methods" in order to ferret
out Jews who did not possess Jew-
They said the prisoners were
first-held in the Abu Zaabel prison
under inhuman conditions, with 73
men occupying one cell and a diet
consisting of small rations of
beans. Worse than the daily beat-
ings and humiliations was the lack
Later, at the Tours jail, where
the prisoners were transferred, the
conditions were eased a little, and
Harry Gaines, retired owner of
they were released in June.
Lincoln Credit Bureau and for-
mer Baal Brith Man of the Year,
died Monday at age 61.
Phyllis Weinberg, 36
Mr. Gaines, a trustee of Mar-
Phyllis Weinberg, past president shall Lodge, Boat Brith, also was
of Suburban Chapter of Baal Brith, a member of the Detroit Federa-
died Sunday at age 36.
tion of Musicians and Mosaic Lodge
Mrs. Weinberg, widow of Jer- of the Masons. He was born in
ome H. Weinberg, was formerly _Russia and lived in the Detroit
a travel agent with Book-Cousens area 50 years.
Travel. She was a native Detroiter
Surviving Mr. Gaines, who lived
and a member of Temple IsraeL at 25608 Lincoln Terr., Oak Park,
Her residence was at 23888 Mer- are his wife, Bessie; a son, Mich-
ael of Minneapolis; a daughter,
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Stein; a
Sheryl, Lori and Kam; her moth- brother, Morris Gendlis of Florida;
er, Mrs. Sally Tatimuin; and two a sister, Mrs. John (Dorothy)
sisters, Mrs. raltinsce (Shirley) Lightstone; and nine grandchil-
Klein and Mrs: BOO Rothman.
Harry Gaines, 61;
Active inBnai Brith
Albert Rosenthal, former owner
of Royal Pharmacy in Highland
Park for 43 years, died Wednes-
day. He was '13.
Mr. Rosenthal, 20414 Stratford,
was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
He was a member of Detroit
Lodge, Bnai Brith; Zionist Organi-
zation of America and the Aescul-
aplan Pharmaceutical Society. He
retired in 1965.
He leaves two brothers, Philip
L. and Dr. L. Hudson Rosenthal;
and three sisters, Ethel. Mrs.
Charles (Betty) Goldstein and
Mrs. Hiram (Belle) PoPkin-
His brother, Judge Charles C.
Simons, served on the U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals after a long serv-
ice as a member of the U.S. Dis-
trict Court in Detroit.
Another brother, Seymour Si-
mons, a distinguished musician,
composed many of the University
of Michigan operas.
Lawrence M. Blau
N'ONIPY ENT , ,',C)F. S
MONUMENT CENTEt, 1NG
e. 0 MILE, FERNDALE
Duties the Coming
week Yeshiva Bath
Yetwide will observe
the Yeltrzeit of the
friends, with the
of Kaddish and stu-
dying of Mishneyes.
Lawrence M. Blau, 16204 Oxley,
Southfield, died Jan. 9 at age 67.
Mr. Blau, a 1924 graduate of the
University of Michigan and a
member of its alumni club, was a
salesman for Burnham-Stoepel Co.,
carpet distributors. He was born
in Dayton. Among his member-
ships were Temple Beth 13, Furn-
iture Club of Detroit and the Floor
Covering Association of Detroit,
of which he was a past board
Survivors are his wife, Mildred;
two daughters, Mrs. Merton J.
(Beverly) Segal and Mrs. Marvin
(Peggy) Novick; two brothers,
Daniel of Dayton and Dr. Henry
of Columbus; and six grand-
ESTHER MEI(1.1R, 30537 W.
Seven Mile, Livonia, died Jan. 13.
Survived by her husband, Harry;
three sons, Irving Morton of
Cherry Hill, N.J., and Jerome; two
daughters, Sophie and Mrs. Roy
(Helen) Clark; 20 grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
• • •
HELEN M. PAPKE, 18424 Plain-
view, died Jan. 11. She leaves a
daughter, Irene; and a son, David.
• • •
MARK PLATT, 23721 Marlow,
Oak Park, died Jan. 6. Survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. El-
liott (Al) Platt; his grandmother,
Mrs. Hattie Schepart; a brother,
Barry, and a sister, Debra.
* • *
JOSEPH SCHNABEL, 13367 S.
Norfolk, died Jan. 11. He leaves his
mother, Mrs. Sadie Schnabel; and
four sisters, Mrs. Betty Allen, Mrs.
Ethel Grue and Mrs. Rose Kahn,
all of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Claire
* • •
SOL S. VINEBERG, former De-
troiter of Palm Springs, Calif.,
died Jan. 8. He leaves his wife,
Rosen; two daughters, Mrs. Ed-
ward (Elise) Nieger of Pine, Colo.,
and Mrs. Shirley Roth of East
Lansing; four grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Inter
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Herman B. Elven
Jacob Lieberman 22
Myron Rosenthal 22
A. L. Daman
B eckle Mason
Yechezkel Weiss 23
E va Richman
Nathan Goldman 24
Mile at L. Leach
Sad a* Mallsosan
Joseph Wohman 26
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