THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
36—Friday, August 24, 1973
Judah Shapiro to Address LZA
Councils to Rule
Early U.S. Humorists Penned
Unflattering Caricature of Jews
interior ministry has pre-
Dr. Judah Shapiro, nation-
pared nine administrative
What one may find bother- faults, just as he does the orders setting regional coun-
al president of the Labor ties.
The image of the Jew in
Zionist Alliance and editor
Ben Harold, president, an- early American humor, both some about the book is that Irish, German and English cils in the administered ter-
of Jewish Frontier magazine, nounced Mesdames Harold in prose and cartoons, is that the author draws no con- follies. But we object to the ritories, Interior Minister Dr.
will be keynote speaker at Noveck and Helen Naimark of a conniving, swindling, clusions. Leaving the job to method of making the Jew
Yosef Burg said. The mili-
the Labor Zionist Alliance of are program co-chairmen.
misshapen caricature of a the reader may be dan- the innocent target of na- tary governor will have to
man who would rob his gerous, for there are those tional dishonesty. The prom- sign the orders.
grandmother of her rocking who may be unacquainted inent names. Merchant
Dover'sVolume chair just to make a few with Jews and may draw the princes of all nationalities The new councils will in-
wrong conclusions about have failed, and if not for corporate new Jewish settle-
Sensationalizes This unattractive portrait them, i.e. "all Jews have `preferred creditors,' these ments in Israel proper, with
arises in "The Jew in Early big noses." A disclaimer for men could not continue to the idea of providing the new
Music of '9th
American Wit and Graphic the uneducated would be in live in the same princely settlements with better serv-
style in spite of reverses.
For music lovers, and for Humor" by Rudolf Glanz.
The ,new councils will he
"Why, then, shall the Jew
the adherents of popular
hymns who circle around a Ktav, is a folkloristic ac- a source of American-Jewish also receive such undue under the formal responsi-
bility of the military gover-
piano or in a craving for count illustrated with re- history, but the lack of dates prominence? Because of a
nor, but he will delegate
community singing, Dover prints of the cartoons that makes vague the Jew's place small degree, and by a very
limited minority, he- tries to authority to the civil regional
Publications offer a veritable appeared in papers of that in American history.
DR. JUDAH SHAPIRO
fascination in a large volume time.
What is disturbing about imitate his equally careful,
of popularized songs.
The period of early Amer- the historical account was Gentile neighbor."
Metropolitan Detroit seminar
All would live long, but
"Favorite Songs of the ica covered in the book falls the apparent lack of opposi-
Glanz explains, however,
Sept. 15 and 16 at the Labor
none would be old.—Benja-
A. Fremont, contains com- middle 1850s when the great- ing victimized. Glanz did caturists is not as it appears. min Franklin.
of Jewish immi -
The seminar, entitled "New plete original sheet music est influx
but few He notes, "American cari-
Directions," will take up the for 89 songs. An informative
cature exposed forces and
problems of the Labor Zion- introduction by Max Morath Europe, through the greater in the press, for the Jew's situations of the inner man;
ist Alliance organization and adds immensely to the value Eastern European immigra- "showing up in caricature the Jew, by his reasoning,
attempt to find new direc- Of music understanding and tion waves of the early 19005. only confirms the signifi- evokes the criticism of so-
car- cance of his life station."
tions for action programs in appreciation.
ciety; but this criticism was
Glanz offers the following also a result of' the self-
the Jewish community.
There also will be workshops
in Jewish education, youth, Yankee Doodle Boy," "The German - Jewish immigrant of the time:
tist, and public."
Band Played On," "East and his dialect.
Zionist affairs, community Side, West Side . . . Side-
Some dominant motifs"I am sorry to say that
Although "The Jew in
al Puck, of New York, Early American Wit and
walks of New York," "Give running through the book jovi
My Regards to Broadway," present the Jew as a hook- the little giant of caricature, Graphic Humor" suffers the
and the scores of others who n o s e d, German - Yiddish has lately given us a sample scientific - laboratory report
retain their flavor in this s p e a k i n g "gelt fresser" of fallibility . . . we ask the syndrome — the lack of emo-
age, make up a totality of (money grub-her). Glanz ex- talented master whether, in tion and human reaction —
The Latest in
the cartoon illustrating the the book could possibly - serve
nostalgia for the elders and plains the nose-motif:
"If the cruelty of carica- impending difficulties of the as a quick overview of the
add joy for the young.
In Modern Contemporary
Morath's interpretive es-
generally catches the ministration, the caricature with America. —Heidi Press
say, his review of the era ture
totally visible, without any
during which these songs true relationship to the inner of the Jew is in its proper
were sensations as well as man, so it is also in the case place. `Ach Du, Brutus!
their composers, provide of the Jew where there is, Keppler.' Does the genius of
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Let us not be unmindful
In several of the printed
It's customary to accomp-
that liberty is power, that the cartoons from Puck, a popu-
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nation blessed with he largest lar magazine of the time, the any a departing guest for
portion of liberty must in Jewish male sports an over- some short distance.
BIG BANDS OR
proportion to its numbers be sized nose. Even Joseph
The Talmud (Sotah: 15A)
the most powerful nation up- Pulitzer, who had some Jew- discusses the distance which
on earth.—John Q. Adams.
ish blood in him, did not one must walk with his friend,
escape the caricaturist's pen. his student or his teacher
A second dominant motif when the two take leave of
is that of the Jew in busi- each other.
ness as a trickster — one
The Talmud claims that
who by logic or cleverness Pharaoh was well rewarded
outwits another — or here, for having escorted Abraham
one who tricks a man into for a distance as Abraham
A Very Special Store
making a purchase. One ex- left his presence. The Tal-
ample tells of a Jewish store mud goes so far as saying
owner who approaches a that his descendants, there-
gentile to sell him a suit, fore, are entitled to the servi-
obviously old. Noticing the tage of Abraham's descend-
suit is covered with dust, the ants for this virtue. Some
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customer challenges the po- claim thi§ is a measure of
LISTEN TO . . .
tential sale. The store owner respect and courtesy that one
TIL 9 P.M.
remarks that the dust is owes to one's guest.
from marking down the suit
Others claim that the host,
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in this way, makes sure he
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• midable figure, not only to
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• • the
the needs of his angelic
• following anecdote:
guests, even going so far as
• "Levy: Der Jews are rapid- escorting them for a distance
• IN THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY.
• • ly monopolizing all der peez- when they were ready to
: WHY NOT HAVE COM-
• ness (business) off der coun- leave.
: PLETELY CARE-FREE FURNITURE
It is interesting to note
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"Isaacs (sadly): Ach, yeh! that this same courtesy and
: FRACTION OF THE PRICE
• Soon dere will pe nobody left concern is afforded to the
• YOU EXPECTED TO PAY.
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