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July 20, 1973 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-07-20

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Walter Fischel, Semitic Orientalist, Educator

, BERKELEY, Calif. — Dr.
Walter J. Fischel, professor
emeritus of Semitic lan-
guages and literature at the
University of California, died
July 15 at age 70.
Dr. Fischel, former chair-
man of the university's de-
partment of Near Eastern
languages for 10 years, had
been teaching Jewish history
at the university's Santa Cruz
His life work was to trace
the history of the ancient
Jewish communities of the
Middle East, Central Asia
and India, including the dis-



covery of some remaining
remnants of civilizations.
Among the 12 languages he
spoke were Persian, Arabic,
Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac.
As an Orientalist, Dr. Fis-
chel made several travels to
the Mideast, Asia and India,
and on the journeys he found
a group of Jews who had
been forced to practice Islam
but secretly continued to
practice Judaism. He found
another group of 3,000 who
spoke Aramaic by a group
of Jews who believed they
were descended from the 10
lost tribes.
Dr. Fischel, who was born
in Frankfurt, Germany, was

Hyman Mandelbaum

July 14—To Mr. and Mrs.
Hyman Mandelbaum, a re-
Sidney Barish (Rita Fersht- tired bottle dealer, died July
man), 17018 .Jill, a son, 12 at age 82.
Ryan Howard.
Born in Poland, Mr. Man-
delbaum, came to the U.S. in
July 11 — To Mr. and Mrs. 1948 and retired 10 years
Mitchell Simmer (Carolyn ago. He was a former presi-
Goode of Flint), 22511 Ivan- dent of Cong. Adas Yeshurun.
hoe, Southfield, a daughter,
He resided at 24311 Ridge-
Marla Hope.
dale, Oak Park.
He is survived by five sons,
July 6 — To Dr. and Mrs.
Sam, Morris, Meyer, Ben and
Arnold L. Traci!: (Janice Sol; two daughters, Mrs. Mil-
Solomon) of Ann Arbor, a ton (Ida) Wargon and Mrs.
daughter, Julie Sarah.
Samuel (Dora) Kaner;
brother, Morris of Toronto;
July 3 — To Mr. and Mrs. a sister, Mrs. Molly Fisher of
David Cohen (Carol Bennett), Miami Beach; 20 grandchil-
former Detroiters of Silver dren and one great-grand-
Spring, Md., a son, Michael child.


the author of numerous books
on the history, role and con-
tributions of Oriental Jews to
the socio-economic activities
of their countries, a contri-
butor to professional journals
and contributor to the Ency-
clopedia Hebraica and Uni-
versal Jewish Encyclopedia.
He was the recipient of a
Guggenheim fellowship for
research on the history of
Jews in Asia, 1959-60, and
a Fulbright award for re-
search on the history of Jews
in Asia, 1963-64.
He was a member of num-
erous academic organizations
and a fellow of the American
Acdemy for Jewish Research
and the Royal Asiatic Society
of Great Britain.

S. J. Wallach, 86,
of Perfection Co.

S. Joseph Wallach, chair-
man of the board of Perfec-
tion Automotive Products of
Livonia and president of Per-
fection Automotive Products
Ltd. of Windsor, died July
18 at age 86.
Mr. Wallach, 1700 Lincoln-
shire, was a member of
Temple Beth El and was ac-
tive in the Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency
He is survived by his wife,
Faye; a daughter, Mrs.
Jerome (Carolyn) Ash; a
son, William and one grand-

El Al Denied Charter Rights







Hope Fulfilled 136—Friday, July 20, 1973
Following Wait Nixon Gives Moon Rock to Katzir

September 1970 when the
Raab family of Trenton,
N. J., was aboard a TWA
plane that was hijacked by
Arab terrorists and landed
at Zarka airstrip in Jordan,
David, the eldest of five chil-
dren, decided that if his
family emerged unhurt from
the affair he would see that
they emigrated to Israel.
Menahem Raab, the father,
was the rabbi in his com-
munity. He and his wife,
Sarah, said that David was
among the few Jews who
were separated from the
other passengers and kept
somewhere else. It was then
that David decided he would
come to Israel if he emerged
alive. David came to Israel
last year and asked his fam-
ily to follow him. They ar-
rived Monday in Jerusalem
where they will make their

June 30—To Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Jasgur (Barbara
article, CAB cited lack of
Blumlo), 24201 Seneca, Oak
Park, a son, Brandon Isaac. The Civil Aviation Board reciprocity between Israel
(CAB) has denied El Al the and the United States.
The cancellation was a
June 23 — To Mr. and Mrs. authority to operate a char-
Martin Agrest (Irene Sinai) ter flight, the third time in round-trip New York-Rome
of Rambling Rd., Southfield, the past two months, it was charter for the Reserve Of-
a son, Kevin Alan.
reported in the July 19 issue ficers Association. "Although
of the magazine, "Travel El Al argued that denial of
June 17 — To Mr. and Mrs. Agent." According to the authority would seriously in-
convenience the passengers
Melvin Natinsky (Charlotte
of the flight, the CAB ap-
"Ellie" Simon), 24611 Rens-
pears intent to use charter
selaer, Oak Park, a son, Eli
cancellations as a weapon
in the attempt of the U.S. to
convince Israel it should lift
June 15 — To Mr. and Mrs.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Is- its charter ban," the article
Gary Rotenberg (Maxine
Wapner), formerly of Flint, rael has contributed $20,000 stated.
worth of foodstuffs to
of 29164 Fairfax, Southfield,
drought-stricken Upper Volta
a son, Marc Shane.
and has also given $10,000 Elderly Study Police
the UN Food and Agricul- Work in Station Visit
June 10—To Mr. and Mrs.
Organization (FAO) for
Harvey Katler (Joy Lang-
60 elderly Jewish residents
wald), 13420 Northfield, Oak
of Manhattan's West Side,
Park, a son, Mathew Adam. areas below the Sahara. members of a senior citizens
Some of the stricken coun-
such as Mali and Chad group sponsored by the Jew-
To Mr. and Mrs. David tries
broke their diplomatic ties ish Association for Services
Eidelman (Judy Levine), of
for the Aged, were the guests
20855 Lahser, Southfield, a with Israel last year, pre- last week of a New York
daughter, Jill Ruth.
City police precinct station
for a demonstration of police
methods. The JASA contin-
HERSHI ROTH pressed great satisfaction at gent was picked up in a Tac-
the current visit of the Agri- tical Patrol Force bus at Con-
Certified Mohel
culture Minister of the Cen- gregation Shaare Zedek and
557-0888 tral African Republic, Joa- brought to the station. There
quim da Silva, heading an they were joined by other
economic mission. Da Silva groups of elderly residents
is seeking increased Israeli
• economic and agricultural to take part in the precinct's
"Senior Citizens Day—Open
aid to his country. He met House" program. Rabbi Har-
with Foreign Minister Abba old Rappaport, JASA group
Eban and had an unsched- work supervisor, led the
uled meeting with Premier Jewish group.
Etiperi tiohri
Golda Meir.
!'" , erving tio•pilak and Ronne.
His visit follows a visit
LI 1-9769
LI 2-4444
here from a Swaziland min- U.S. Plant Biologist
ister and a Gabon delega- to Study in Israel
RABBI S., ZACHARiASH tion. A Ghanian mission is Jacob
Levitt, professor of
expected soon and Israel is
hopeful that the tide has biological sciences here, will
turned in Africa where things spend a year in Israel study-
had been going bad lately. ing exactly how much water
In Home or Hospital
The countries sending mis- plants in arid climates need
sions here seek more aid and to survive.
The University of Mis-
are obviously ignoring hos-
souri professor will coordin-
ganization for African Unity ate research efforts at an
(OAU). Officials pointed out Israeli government a•ricul-
that the more countries that tural research station to
ignore them the less impact focus on stresses on plants
and importance those reso- from too little or too much
358 1426 or 357-5544
lutions have.

Israel Assists
Upper Volta

1-11 1

tiny piece of moon rock
brought back by the final
Apollo mission and a small
flag which the American
astronauts carried to and
from the moon were present-
ed to President Ephraim
Katzir July 10 as a gift from
President Nixon.
The presentation was made
by the U.S'. charge d'affaires

ADL Protests
Federal Order
on Employment

Envoy Ends Duty
on Note of Humor

Owen Zurhellen, deputy chief
of mission at the U. S. Em-
bassy, ended a five-year tour
of duty in Israel Monday on
a humorous note which also
implied criticism of Israeli
Zurhellen, guest at a fare-
well luncheon given for him
by Foreign Minister Abba
Eban, presented Eban with
a photograph of himself try-
ing to pull a stubborn Israeli
donkey. The photo was
labeled "American diplomat
in Israel, or working for
peace in the Middle East."
The point was not lost by
those who are aware that
Zurhellen feels that Israel
missed a chance for peace
in 1971 when it stalled on the
U. S. initiative for proximity
talks with Egypt until Wash-
ington agreed to supply Is-
rael with more Phantom
jets. By that time, according
to Zurhellen, the Egyptians
had lost faith in American
efforts. Israel maintained at
the time it was not stalling
but was seeking "clarifica-
tions" before entering prox-
imity talks with Egypt.
Zurhellen, who is slated
for the post of deputy direc-
tor of the Arms Control and
Disarmament Agency, has
been succeeded at the em-
bassy by Nicholas Veliotes.
The new U. S. ambassador
to Israel, former Sen. Ken-
neth Keating of New York,
is expected here in a few
weeks. In the interim, Em-
bassy Counselor Jack Button
has charge of the U.S. em-

Spiritual Bridges
Award to Day School

1973 Spiritual Bridges
(Gesher) Award was present-
ed to the Bi-Cultural Day
School here by the depart-
ment of Torah education and
culture of the World Zionist
The Bi-Cultural Day School
has pioneered in developing
innovative and trailblazing
programs which have built
a spiritual bridge between its
students and the land of
Israel. Since 1969 the school
has sent its graduating class
to Israel for a six-month
Torah study program. The
Stamford School, 17 years
old, is among the first group
of Hebrew day schools cerat-
ed in the United States.

NEW YORK—In a letter
of protest to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Labor's office of fed-
eral contract compliance, the
Anti-Defamation League of
Briai Brith has asked for re-
vision of a new federal order
controlling equal employment
The order, according to
the ADL, calls for "unwar-
ranted secrecy," will result
in a "proliferation of em-
ployment quota systems" and
"may ultimately destroy of
firmative action programs
The five-page letter, signed
by Benjamin 1/. Epstein, na-
tional director of the ADL,
was sent to Philip J. Davis,
OFCC's director, concerning
the establishment of stand-
ard procedures for use by all
government agencies in their
relations with contractors.
Epstein said three major
subjects in the order were
"o f profound concern" to
ADL: "Extraordinary meas-
ures of secrecy," an overem-
phasis on statistics which
would help "reduce all con-
siderations of affirmative ac-
tion and equal employment
opportunity to a numbers
game," and a failure to men-
tion the federal ban on reli-
gious and national origin dis-
criminaton, although the ban
on sex discrimination is in-

Owen Zurhellen at the presi-
dent's residence here.
Zurhellen conveyed Nix-
on's request that the moon
fragment be displayed at an
Israeli museum. Katzir said
such an exhibition was un-
der consideration.
The Israeli president, who
is a scientist, described the
moon rock as "a symbol of
American scientific genius
and achievement."
He said he did not know
of any accepted formula for
expressing thanks "for re-
ceipt of a piece of the moon,"
adding, "It's quite an extra-
ordinary gift."
Zurhellen took the occa-
sion to invite Katzir to visit
the U.S. in 1976 to partici-
pate in the bicentennial cele-

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