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„PS Volume of Tully Filmus' Works'
Jews in Joyous Labors, in Prayer and Study

Artists and art lovers will be enchanted by the newest of the Jewish Publication Society vol-
umes—the immense collection of selected drawings by Tully Filmus. It is an impressive work especially
/ because it interprets Jewish life in various stages and offers great satisfaction to those who are nostalgic
about the stiteti.
The artistic genius of Tully Filmus is outlined here in the introductory essay by George Albert
Perret, and there is an additional treat for the reader—the essay by Isaac Bashevis Singer who deals
with "Hasidism and Its Origins” and therefore supplies an historic view of the great religious movement
while adding invaluably to an understanding of the artist's work, since much of that work stems from
and exerts an influence upon the Hasidim.
Art curator Perret points tei Filmus as a creative man who makes us "aware of the joyous possi-
bilities in the drawings of all times." He adds that Filmus' work "achieves profound universal signi-
ficance through direct and honest simplicity."
"Tully Filmus not only possesses great inner tranquility, but is also able to communicate it
to the point where we can share in it," Perret states. "Sensitive lines and opulent surfaces in his
drawings produce a sense of calm and yet stimulate us with an inner achievement."
And Isaac Bashevis Singer, in addition to his illuminating essay on Hasidim and Hasidism also
states:
"Tully Filmus is an artist who refuses
to be hypnotized by fashions. He is not afraid
to be called a realist. He is not afraid of 'telling
a story' even though this is considered a terri-
ble sin among the art critics of today. He is
not against experiment but will not take part
in a 'revolution'. which has already all the signs
of a cliche. Tully Filmus is still observing nature
and drawing from its treasures. His courage is
being true to himself and his concert of art
evokes admiration for him and his work."

Tully Filmus

Arthur Goldberg Named Chairman
of Interfaith National Bible Week

NEW YORK — Former Su-
preme Court Justice Arthur J.
Goldberg has been named national
chairman for the 31st annual inter-
faith observance of National Bible
Week, it was announced by Myron
L. Boardman, president of the
Laymen's National Bible Commit-
tee, sponsoring organization.
Justice Goldburg is the first Jew
to head this interreligious effort.
In accepting chairmanship he-
said, "The effort through mass
media and many organizations to
motivate the study of Holy Scrip-
ture is of great importance in
applying the wisdom of the ages
to the building of a more just and
humane society today."
National Bible Week is Nov. 21-
28.
Cooperating with the Lay-
men's Committee in sponsoring
Bible Week are the American
Bible Society, the U.S. Catholic

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Federation for the Biblical Apos-
tolate (newly formed by the U.S.
Catholic Conference), the Greek
Orthodox Archdiocese's Depart-
ment of the Laity and the Jew-
ish Committee for National
Bible Week.
National Bible Week was foun-
ded by the Laymen's National
Bible Committee in 1941, its in-
augural radio broadcast being in-
terrupted with the news that
Pearl Harbor had been bombed.
Although it has been largely a
mass media campaign, many
civic, religious and youth organ-
izations, libraries and book stores,
mayors and governors participate
in its observance. It is now held
during Thanksgiving week to co-
incide with America's only non-
sectarian/religious holiday.
The 1971 Bible Week media
campaign again will be directed
to youth.

Detroit Zionist-Center Trade Fair
Draws Notice to Israel's Exports

Attention is drawn to Israel's exports by the Trade Fair sponsored
That admiration can best be shared in
these drawings reproduced from the 100 in the by the Detroit Zionist Federation and the Jewish Community Center,
to commence on April 24.
new JPS book.
From Brit Ivrit Olamit comes this Hebrew column about "Israeli
Export." The column. in a translation from the Hebrew reads:
Israeli goods "Made in Israel" can be purchased in all parts of the
world. In many places there is a special demand for foods from Israel.
The goods go a long way, from the factory in Israel until the store in
Europe, the Far East or Africa. This long route is accompanied by
many problems. It is necessary to pack the goods in a nice form, so
that it will attract the eye, it must be sent by sea, or air, so as to
reach the market in due time. Israeli cargoes must be well cared for,
so as to reach their destination unharmed.
These problems are common to all merchandiSe sold for export,
although it is understood that there are special problems in all forms
of merchandise.
How great would the labor of each exporter and how large would
be his expense, if each one alone would have to solve the problems
connected with selling his goods in foreign lands.
In order to ease the difficulties and improve the systems of export
and all arrangements connected with it, the "Israeli Export Institute"
was founded in 1958. This Institute was founded by the Ministry of
Commerce and a group of exporters. It serves the exporters by guiding
them and giving advice in all above mentioned problems.
In addition to the guidance to exporting enterprises in Israel, the
Institute has a: service of information and has connections with buyers
in foreign countries. By establishing these _•connections, the Institute.
assists-in exPanding the bus:mess means between Israel.and the countries
of the world.

These are the faces—people at work, contemplative poses, sages engaged in study-and the
Hasidim dancing to express their joys and their faith. In Filmus we have a reflection of life in the
Old World, the emphasis on dedication to the heritage of Israel, the labors in .which Jews have-found
sustenance. There is a sensitiveness here that recaptures the spirit of an age which vidtnessed the -
emergence of Hasidism and linked the labors to sustain life with the faith that sustains the spirit of
Israel.

This Week in Jewish History

(From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Israeli-German Wing
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time—sectarian holiday observances in public schools, the showing man-Jewish financier and philan-
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anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The Soviet ambassador with Germany despite tremendous
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to Britain attended a London reception in honor of Israeli independence. emotional problems.

40 Years Ago This Week: 1931

Baltimore lawyer H. B. Hartogensis protested a Pennsylvania
statute equating Judaism with infidelity.
Dr. Paul Josef Goebbels, Berlin lieutenant of Hitler and floor
leader of the Fascist deputies in the Reichstag, was fined 3,500 marks
for three acts of anti-Semitic agitation.
A Paris court ruled that Rivka was a legal a name as Rebecca,
allowing Leyster Friedman to name his daughter Rivka Judith.
The Frankfurt banking house of Mayer Amschel Rothschild was
converted into a public museum.
The Jewish Federation of Labor said Jewish workers in Palestine
won 36 of their 44 strikes in 1930, compromised on seven and lost one,
while Arab workers lost two of their three strikes.

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