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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-12-10

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THE JEWISH NEWS

lnecrrporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle commencing with issue of July 20, 1951

Member Ammican Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, Michigan Press Association, National Editorial Assad-
ation Published every Friday by The Jewish News Publishing Co.. 17511 W. Nine Mile. Suite NZ, Southfield, Mich. 48015.
Second-Class Postage Paid at Southfield. Michigan and Additional Mailing Offices.
Subscription NI a year. Foreign $5

Advertising Marrow

City Editor

Business Manager

Editor and Publisher

DREW UEBERWITZ

CHARLOTTE DUBIN

CARMI M. SLOMOVITZ

PHILIP SLOMOVITZ

Sabbath Scriptural Selections

This Sabbath, the 23rd day of Kislev, 5732, the following scriptural selections will be read in our
synagogues: Pentateuchal portion, Gen. 37:1-40:23. Prophetical portion, Amos 2:8-3:8. Hanuka Torah read-
ings: Monday, Num. 7:1-17: Tuesday, Nuns. 7:18-29; Wednesday, Num. 7:24-35; Thursday, Num. 7:30-41; Fri-
day, Num. 7:36-47.

Candle lighting. Friday, Dee. 10, 4:43 p.m.

December 10, 1971

Page Four

VOL. LX. No. 13

Hanuka as a Festival of Joy and Honor

But the lesson of Hanuka is not for the
Jewish people alone. It is for the world. It is
a lesson for the Arabs. Just as we admonish
anti-Semites on Purim not to forget Haman
and to remember that the bigots have never
triumphed over Jewry, so, on Hanuka, we
say to those who would deprive our people of
the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness, that there is a lesson for them
from the MaCcabean age.
That lesson was emphasized in the Isra-
elis' war of independence in 1948. It as-
sumed significance in two other wars. It gains
importance in the determined will of the
Jewish people to live and to make the sover-
eign state of Israel a symbol of that inde-
structible quality of an embattled people.
Why can't Israel's neighbors understand
this undeniable fact? Why do they fool their
oppressed populations when there could be so
much honor and dignity for all if neighbors
lived together in peace?
The neighbors say no, Israel says "I shall
not die but live to declare the works of the
Lord." The spirit of the Maccabees empha-
sizes this ideal. It lives in the hearts of a
people determined to carry the banners of
its heritage with honor and with courage.

There will be light and jollity in Jewish
homes in celebration of a festival that marks
a great historic event for our people. Hanuka
is linked with our own experiences in an age
of trials and tribulations. Youth who rejoice
over the triumphs of the Maccabees of old
can and should equate the occurrences that
date back two millenia with the occurrences
two and three decades ago.
The previous generation was threatened
with extinction as a result of a holocaust that
was engineered by beasts. As in earlier times
when life was cheap and there were whole-
sale murders of those with whom the con-
querors of Judea of old differed, there was
an effort to exterminate the Jewish people.
Resistance often was impossible, but the will
to survive could not be annihilated.
Out of that era had grown the new Mac-
cabean valor. Israel was restored, and the
resultant attainment of sovereignty called for
an heroic stand to defy those who begrudged
Jewry the right to a homeland.
The experience of the New Israel is well
known. Its state-builders d e f ended their
rights gloriously. - the Israel of today is a
result of the new Maccabean valor. Thus the
Hanuka of old is perpetuated in a new spirit.

Keep Record Straight on Arms for Israel

Very few members of Congress - have been misled by claims that Israel's strength
balances that of the Arabs. They know better. That is why support for Israel is so over-
whelming-the Senate having voted for the Jacksod amendment- 82 to 14.
To avoid misrepresentations-due in the main from assurances that little Israel can
beat all of the big Arab powers in spite of the great odds against them-it is necessary
that the facts be given unequivocally.
Near East Report, the Washington news letter on American policy in the Near East,
has given details of comparative strength. We reproduce it here as a warning -to those who
become complacent, so that demands for all-out aid for Israel should not subside. Unless
Israel is kept strong, anything can happen on the shores of the Mediterranean, and if
Israel's security ever is sacrificed, woe unto all of us-and to the entire world that may
then be in throes of another international calamity.

1118

Population (000)
Mobilized Forces

8,300

fetal lasiilizal Fumes

70.000
10,000
1,800
81,800

Talks-Heavy

120

Army
Air Force
Navy

-Medium

-Light

Total Tasks

30
100

40
290

1966

9,700

5,500

_

_

JS-3

1-54/55
T-34

800
60

250
250

1-54/55
T-34

PT-76
M-24

1966

6,200

30,400

PT-76

45

40

40

few

Tu-16
11-28
Su-7

_
_
30

100
MIG-21
45
60 MIG-17/15 80

139

11-14, C-47

Helicopter

SA-2

Missiles-SAM

14

Submarines
- Missile Boats
-Torpedo Boats
--Other

Total Skips

50
20
960

30
40
_..

48

120

Subchaser

14
6

20

3

12

10
25

6
4

18
12
4
46

Minesweeper 2

Subchaser

Landing

Komar

-

-

6

12
2
22

4

9

10

44
10
105

1171

2,300

399,000 68,000
25,000
1,500
...
14,000
438,000 69,500

95,500
2,000
250
97,750

PT-76
AMX-13

150
_
1650

Tu-16
11-28
Su-7

18
25
110

SA-2

SA-3

Centurion • 140
Patton - 150

290

250

36
25

F-1044
Hunter

15
18

10
7

DC-3, C-47
Helicopter

6
7

78

46

420

In his consideration of WC role of wisdom in the life and thought
of 'ancient Israel, he deals with piety, with the legacies of Israel,

and he gives major consideration to 'Wisdom in Revolt," in chapters in
which he outlines the significance of the Books of Job and Kohelet.
His view on the role of Wisdom in the Bible is summarized in a
statement that "wisdom is germane to life," and he declares:
"To all spokesmen of wisdom man is not merely the animal
which in one aspect he is. He is other and more than .a political

entity, a warrior willing or unwilling, an economic integer.
He is . a person who feels and thinks and can believe. His life
values are not to be measured in the marketplace. He is a being
who can learn to live well and worthily, and can find in living a
more than ephemeral happiness. He may choose to live for some-
thing beyond himself which is greater and better and, as Job
found, more true and wonderful and gracious than anything he
had imagined."

This evidences the inspiration that encouraged the writing of this
book and the enthusiasm and knowledge engendered by a noted
Christian scholar who asserts with regard to his
MUM.
theme and the Bible Wisdom:
ARES IIIIAL
1271
1966
1171
1913
"The dominant theme of these sacred writings
2,999
2,600
52,100
46,200
is the age-long dialogue between Yahweh, Israel's
covenant God, and this people which he had
285,000
706,000 289,000
522,000
chosen to hear his call, obey his commandments
17,000
45,250 8,000
35,500
and serve his purpose on earth."
8,000
3,000
18,000
19,100
310,000
769,250 300,000
576,600
Imbedded here are the interpretations of per-
sonal devotions and the analyses of religious and
370 250 . Centurion 450
heavy
460
oral instructions derived from the wisdom , de-
300
Patton
200
tanks
lineated in the scholarly reviews of scriptural
25-
M-60
_
1430 medium 3060
writings.
211 Sherman 100
tanks
100
_ 154/55
About stories that were told for entertainment
195 156 AMX-13 300
light
110
-he points to such in his review of Bible readings
tanks
-Dr. Scott says that there is more than that to
1375
3625 811
2161 •
such tales. "They were cultural instruments," he
10
Vatour
15
states, "forming and confirming the values and
142 Bombers 268
30
Ouragan
40
purposes of those who listened. They. memorialized
_ . Skyhawk A-4 72
heroes, antiheroes and events of continuing sig-
_ Phantom F-4 75
nificance. "They belonged to a living tradition
695 Fighters 898 72 Mirage III 60
whose highlights were tales of Abraham's migra-
36
Mystere
58
tion to the land of promise, of Jacob's dream of
60 Magister 85
a stairway between earth and heaven, and of a
6
RF-4
C-46/47 29
24
241 Transport 319
miraculous deliverance - under Moses at the Sea
Stratocruiser 10
of Reeds."
24 Helicopter 65
There is the lesson in Job, and Dr. Scott com-
478
1465 293
1178
ments: "It is not surprising that the wisdom
48
Hawk
12
468
teachers drew on the inherited gift of lively nar-
SA-2
120

SA-3

260

Professor Emeritus R. B. Y. Scott of Princeton University has
authored a most fascinating book, "The Way of Wisdom in the Old
Testament," in which he outlines the wealth of Wisdom Literature.
In this Macmillan-published book, Dr. Scott reviews the historical
background of the Old Testament stories he outlines in a stimulating
spirit.
Already having previously edited a book on "Proverbs and Ec-
clesiastes," he emerges authoritative in his definitions of prophecy
and wisdom, in his comments on similes and metaphors, in the stories
he quotes and his commentaries.

260

1
4

6

5

Subchaser
Escort

10
_

38

43

Landing

20
12

9

12

British I

Skory

14 Minesweeper

6
6
_

JORDAN

1966

2,000

33,900

200
MIG-21
130
150 MIG-17/15 200
M1G-19
80
74 MIG-14, YAK 150
90 An-12, 11-14 60

2

2

-

1871

12
48 Helicopter 140
903
236 642

Ships-Destroyers

-Medium
Vessels

EGYPT

30 30 Centurion _ -50
51 200
15-3
60
600 450 1-54/55 1200
250
T-34
150 350

780

90 - 5. 500

6

20
30
45

Tu-16
11-28
Su-7
T-52
MIG-21
MIG-17
Hunter

1171

106,500 280,000
10,000 15,000
1,750 16,000
118,250 311,000

Centurion

An-12, 11-14
24
Dakota
Helicopter 56
300
219

-fighters

SYRIA

105,000 104,000
8,250 9,000
2,000
1,300
115,250 114,300

24
4
_

16
28

Total Aircraft

1971

9
12
48
16
85
15
35

Aircraft-Bombers

-Transport

IRAQ

Aorgi
Dr. Scott's 'The Ways of Wisdom
Inspired by Bible Literature

Corvette

Komar

6

ration for purposes of instruction, as in the
schematized folk tale in Job 1-2."

2

British Z

1

Frigate

__

3

Landing

10

2

28

20

30

105

8

70
20
171

26

54
20
160

_

4

9

-

19

3

12

9
8
43

The Book of Job is defined as "a work of
majestic poetry that lays bare the agony of a
human soul."

As in relation to Job, so, also, the other com-
mentaries and evaluations in this work provide
basic background for more extended studies-
and Dr. Scott's "The Way of Wisdom" certainly
encourages acquisition of additional inspiration
from the guidance he provides in a most informa-
tive book.

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