In . a *ditto' way, by means'
and the sufferers' immediately
a narrative -that stems from the emerge in an apparent form.
Polish .expe,riefice ander Nazilm,
Rodin, as a member of the in-
the curse of lilitlerisin Li exposed
vestigating team that was to have.
by-Ernest Ellis in his "There Lies
led to believe the best about
Auschwitz, soon sees the cruelties
Issued_ by oiygliara_B._ Erdinans apd witnesses the mass murders..
Publislibig ,.*Co:: of- Grand Rapids. He sees the Treblinka chimneys,
this.novel does not directly con- and it becomes apparent that the
demn anti-Semitism, but in its in- truth about the extermination
direct fashion, by means of an in- camps is not to be hidden.
vestigating committee's visit to
The story commences on a bench
Auschwitz, brings to light again
in Central Park in New York, with
the Nazi terror and the -horrors
Rodin approaching the author
that were imposed on innocent
rather rudely with his story. But
out of the rudeness emerges a
A native of Grand Rapids, the tale revealing the crimes of the
author studied in Michigan uni- Hitler era.
versities, earned the U. of M. Hop-
In many respects, Ellis' "There
wood Award in drama and con- Lies a Tale" is unique. In a
tinues to reside in Grand Rapids
At Hadassah's Hospital on
splendidly written narration, the
where he writes and does farming Michigan author has introduced Mount Scopus, Dr. Charles Klee-
"to- rest my eyes." -Ellis un-
the background of a brutal regime, man, of Cedars-Sinai Medical
doubtedly . has made a thorough
the commencement of the ravish- School, Los Angeles, and Dr. Uri
study of the concentration camp
'Mass's, director designate of the
horrors; the claims that have been ing first of Warsaw then of all Mount Scopus Hospital, consult
made through investigating com- Poland and the encirclement of over plans for the new wing of
hundreds of thousands of Jews
mittees whose views were blinded into a small ghetto.
the hospital, which is being re-
on their visits to the camps of
It is the story within the camp
horror; and the manner in which
he points a finger at the German as witnessed by men who were to
crimes, without name-calling, ele- have been led into blindness about
vates his work to a major position the conditions, but whose narrating
member of the team alludes to the
among the expose of Nazism.
murderous conditions, that is
The chief figure in the cast of especially noteworthy.
characters in "There Lies a Tale,"
"There Lies a Tale" deserves
Rudin, relating the story in the
"Radical Judaism faces the phar-
first person in this novel, also in- an important spot in the literature
troduces the story of the valuable about the Holocaust. —P. S. aohs of the modern superstate" is
definition offered on the cover
jewel he had purchased from a
of Arthur I. Waskow's book, "The
Jew in Warsaw who wanted the
Bush is Burning."
cash to pay for transportation to
The Macmillan paperback con-
rescue one of his daughters from
Waskow's plea for a re-ex-
the Nazi threat of extermination.
amination of the issues involved
Jews are not mentioned much
and peace, for a review of
in this novel, but the elderly Jew
the halakhic principles affecting
who sold the jewel is referred to
as being from the ancient race,
subsidiary) has added to its paper-
"The new Halakha," he as-
∎ backs a joke book by a famous
serts, "muse express in joy and
sadness the links of the Jewish
"Henney Youngman's Greatest
people to the other peoples. We
One-Liners" will provide many
might, for example, develop
laughs. It is -not what the title
Tisha b'Av as a memorial not
suggests — one-liners. There are
only of the Temple in Jerusalem
Jan. 20—To Dr. and Mrs. Rob-
many multi-lined stories here and
but also of the Holocaust and
ert S. Levine (Pays Chernikov), the book has the- added merit of
Hiroshima—those modern warn-
16986 W. 13 Mile, Birmingham, a
containing the illustrations made
ings of the destruction of the
daughter; Aviva Rebecca.
temple of mankind. In this and
• • a
similar ways we could join in
Jan. 19 — To Mr. and Mrs.
the universal experiences of hu-
If the reader is in search of a
Hershel Eashdan (Debbie Mar- one-liner, -he'll find it in the dedi-
manity without abandoning our
lowe), 27155 Marshall, Southfield, catory page which reads: "If I'm
a daughter, Jennifer. Leanne.
not in bed by 11 at night, I go
In thus imagining a new Halakha,
• • • •
home." In this spirit he keeps the Waskow's idealism imagines also
Jan. 9—To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry reader in a good mood.
the emergence of a new Sinai
Pollack (Marilyn ,Altus), 6911 St.
Many of the stories are old --
"The day is short," Waskow
James, Birmingham, a daughter, when you've heard Youngman warns, "the task is enormous,
you've heard many of his puns workers are exhausted, but the
• •• •
and stories. But there are enough reward is great . . . Many of us
Jan. 7—To Mr. and Mrs. Law- special ones and extra good ones may not live to complete the task,
rence Millman (Barbara Remick), that deserve repetition.
all of us are free to evade it. But
22170 Stratford, Oak. Park, a son,
Therefore, Henry Youngman's shall we?"
"Greatest One-Liners" is among
• • •
the better class books written in
Jan. 4—To Dr. and Mrs. Gerald lighter vein. And because it is
Berner (Sylvia Neuman), a son, available in paperback the pub-
By SIMON DUBNOW
lishers can await growth in its
The first part of Jewish history,
• • •
the Biblical part, is a source from
To Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wil-
which for many centuries, millions
lenberg (Natalie Cohn), 303 Cov-
of human beings have derived in-
ington, a daughter, Jeniffer Paige.
struction, solace, and inspiration.
By ABRAHAM J. HESCHEL
Its heroes have long ago become
In "God in Search of Man"
types, incarnations of great ideals.
There are no words in the world The events
it relates serve as liv-
more knowing, more disclosing and
ing ethical formulae. But a time
more indispensable, words both
it is not very
stern and graceful, heart-rending
far off—when the second half of
Serving Hospitals lad Home* ' -
and healing; AK so universal:
LI 2 4444
LI 1-•9769 God is One. A thought so consol-
after the Biblical period, will be
ing: He is with us in distress. A accorded the same treatment. The
responsibility so overwhelming:
thousand years' martyrdom of the
His name can be desecrated. A Jewish
people, its unbroken pil-
map of time: from creation to re-
grimage, its tragic fate, its teach-
demption. Guideposts along the
ers of religion, its martyrs, philo-
way: The Sabbath. An offering;
sophers, champions — this whole
contrition of the heart. A utopia:
epic will, in days to come, sink
Would that all people were pro-
into the memory of men. It
phets. The insight: man lives by
will speak to the heart and con-
his faithfulness: his home is in
science of men, and secure respect
time and his substance in deeds.
for the silvery hair of the Jewish
A standard so bold: ye shall be People.
y. A commandment so- daring:
love thy neighbor as thyself. A
fact so sublime: human and divine
The secret of being miserable
pathos can be in accord. And a is to have leisure to bother about
gift_ so undeserved: the ability to whether you are happy or not.—
repent. George Bernard Shaw.
for New Halakha
on War and Peace
in a Paperback
:". iiiii:Progtess Remembering Zion
The oath which the brit exiles
pronounced at the streams of
Babylon . . . Jew* did not forget!
Eras came and went, civilizations
grew and decayed, empires rose
and fell, historic trends flowed
and ebbed, but Jerusalem was
yet prized above all joys and re-
membered in all sorrows. Under
the hupa (the wedding canopy)
when two hearts are beating in
unison, when joy reigns supreme,
there comes from the depth of the
soul the prayer, "May there soon
be heard in the cities of Judah
and in the streets of Jerusalem
the voice of gladness, the voice of
bridegroom and the voice of
And when in the house
of mourning sorrow oppresses the
heart and longing tests faith, the
lips murmur, "He who fills the
world, comfort ye together with
all those that mourn for Zion and
Jerusalem .. ." And when death
claimed the Jew and the cold
earth opened its mouth . . . the
head (of the Jew) rested on a
bag of Palestinian soil.—Solomon
Goldman, in "A Rabbi Takes
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