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September 28, 1973 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-28

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Katzir Portrait Set
on Stamp in Israel

Violet Khoury—'The Arab Golda

20—Friday, Sept. 28, 1973

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

if
My father allowed me. It was is only in the home, her only
11.11PP1 %EH 1 El
By RUTH SELIGMAN
JERUSALEM — President
JERUSALEM — Violet his belief in me that gave me task to raise children. When Ephraim Katzir has been
QUALITY • SERVICE • PRICE
Khoury, mother of three, my initial push. I wanted so I was appointed to the coun- presented with an album of
who has been elected chair- hard to prove myself, to cil (she served first as a Keren Kayemet stamps bear-
man of the Local Council of show him that his faith in member b e f o r e assuming ing his portrait, by the mem-
Kfar Yasif, a Christian, Mos- me was justified that I be- chairmanship) I knew that I bers of the Public Committee
LEADS THE WAY
lem and Druze community of haved extra-modestly. I fol- would have to be twice as for Keren Kayemet Stamps,
SO DOES
strong
and
effective
in
order
lowed
the
traditions
and
cus-
headed by the chairman of
5,000 people in Western Gal-
ilee, is a forthright, dynamic toms of the village. Aft er- to complete my career. If I the fund, Jacob Tsur.
and perceptive in d iv idu a 1 wards, other fathers let their fail, I will put back the clock
The stamp, which is used
who knows what she wants daughters go to work. They for Arab w o men every-
NORTHLAND FORD
by school children thrdugh-
and is well on the way to saw that Violet hadn't dis- where."
says:
-
10 MILE 8 GREENFIELD
Khoury
As Mrs.
out Israel and abroad, is be-
achieving it. She is the first g r a c e d her family." Mrs.
didn't
want
to
vote
"Women
this
type
that
Khoury
agrees
ing
issued
in
IL
.25,
IL
.50
Israeli Arab woman to head
a local council which is al- of change does not o c cur for me. When I asked them and IL 1 denominations.
most like being the mayor of overnight. "It is a process of for their votes, they said
that they co u l dn't give
a small town: as a result, evolution, not revolution."
me their support. They
As
many
a
non-Arab
fe-
she is the first Israeli Arab
said that if they voted for
male
in
this
day
and
age
of
woman to invade the Arab
supposed emancipation me then they were voting
world of politics.
against the will of their hus-
Called the "Golda of Kfar knows, independence is often bands. Yet, w h en I was
dependent
on
the
goodwill
Yasif," Mrs. Khoury, a grad-
chosen, I saw how happy the
Tolleisim
Mochzorim
uate of an English mission- a n d understanding of t h e women were. Until then the
A large selection
Tell us the synagogue you attend
ary high school, was a social male members of the society. Council had been man's do-
of sizes, colors and fabrics.
correct book.
and
we
will
give
you
the
Mrs.
Khoury
agrees:
"The
worker for 13 y ea r s. Re-
main. Now, when I see
first
step
in
helping
change
cently, she was deputy direc-
• We Carry Israeli Newspapers
women coming to the Coun-
tor of the Arab-Jewish Cul- male attitudes is to show cil offices with their ques-
tural Center in Haifa. She is them that the female can tions and problems, I'm
Complete Selection of
an example both to the young earn money. If a woman is
There
is
something
happy.
Arab girls in Israel and to n o t economically indepen- wonderful about hearing a
J(o3her Wine for Me -14ofiday3
their mothers who lack the dent, she cannot be indepen- woman say, 'Now I know
• Carmel • Kedem • Lipschutz
strength and energy to assert dent in other spheres." For what a Council is for, that it,
themselves in a society where this reason, Mrs. Khoury is is for us — the people of the
Please Place Your
"every Arab man is a Sultan m o s t anxious to establish
village, to serve and help
in his own home" and where workshops in Arab villages,
customs, laws and behavior "to give the girls who cannot us'."
Lulov & Esrog Order
Mrs. Khoury is aware that
patterns unequivocally favor study at high school the the Arab women in Israel
chance
to
learn
a
skill
which
the male.
has advanced—comparatively
Right Away
Education is the key and will provide them with a liv- speaking—very quickly since
V i o 1 et Khoury is eternally ing and increase their im- t h e establishment of t h e
Mail In Order
grateful to her father who portance in the eyes of the state. "She has benefited
recognized a n d appreciated male world. It is not enough f r o m the social legislation
Nam*
her desire to study and learn just to establish sewing or passed in Israel such as the
I Address
a profession. "Actually, from cooking courses. You can't "Equal Rights for Women"
my experience I would say make a real living from just law passed in 1951 and from
Zip
City
that the previous generation having learned to sew. We contact with the modern Jew-
may be less conservative have to provide meaningful ish woman. "Yet," cautions
I Phone
than the present one. My opportunities f o r profitable this wise and astute politi-
I-
12 .11114 Ihreerv
brothers violently opposed work. If a girl can contribute cian, "we must realize that
to
the
family's
income,
she
my studying social work, en-
we cannot talk a bout the
'I
1
tering a field which would acquires status in her own Arab-Israeli woman as if she
family
c
i
r
c
le
as
well
as
the
home
into
lead me out of
Mr.
and
Mrs.
Joseph
Bornstein
were
one
type.
There
is
a
activities where I would have much-needed self-respect and wide range, from profession-
Mr. and Mrs. Avroham Borenstein
to mix and mingle with many dignity." Adds Mrs. Khoury: als in the cities to village
different types of individ- "We are still at the stage housewives, from those who
Wish You A
uals." Arab women lead pro- where in most Arab home are educated to those who
a
it
is
a
minor
tragedy
when
tected, sheltered lives. As
Happy and Healthy Year
are completely under the con-
rule, the only acceptable pro- a girl is born — even if her trol of their husbands. There
fession is teaching in a girls' arrival has been preceded are still families which
school where the shelter of by five or six male births." marry off their daughters
M r s . Khoury's entrance
the school as an institution
without her consent, espe-
is an adequate substitute for into politics has been a trau- cially in those villages which
Your Jewish Supply House
the confines of the home. matic experience for her vil- are not near cities, not near
"My brothers didn't want me lage. "Until now it was as- the Western influence which
to work as a social worker. sumed that a woman's place these cities provide." On the
other hand, "there are today
more than 50 Israeli Arab
North of 10 Mile in Greenfield Center
girls studying at university
398-9095

Ample Free Parking
in Haifa. These 50 are the
nucleus of the future."
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bnai f r o m the administration's
Brith officially opened a $4,- suspension of the pre sent
000,000 senior citizen housing housing law.
A presidential message on
project here, its third such
complex for elderly persons 'lousing last week indicated
that the White House will
with low incomes.
The 14-story high r is e, seek new legislation calling
calle d Bnai Brith Apart- for direct cash rental sub-
ments, contains 207 units di- sidies to the poor.
This proposal has been
vided. into 105 studio apart-
ments for single persons and challenged by Abe Cramer,
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102 one-bedroom apartments chairman of Bnai Brifh's
for couples. T h e nonprofit senior citizen housing com-
venture is funded by a gov- mittee. Cramer, who a Is o
ernment-guaranteed m o r t- participated in the dedication
program, contends that t h e
gage.
It is one of five such proj- White House proposal, "by
ects — each architecturally offering a handout instead of
designed with ramps, guard housing," would fail to alle-
rails and similar devices to viate the shortage of housing
accommodate t h e physical units and "elderly persons
needs of the elderly — that would still be trapped in sub-
Bnai Brith completed or had standard dwellings."
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Other Bnai Brith s e n i o r
under construction before the
White House freeze halted citizen housing projects now
federal subsidies on all types in operation are in Wilkes-
Barre, Pa., and St. Louis.
of housing programs.
David M. Blumberg, presi-
Projects in Albany, a n d
dent of Bnai Brith, address- Baltimore are each scheduled
ing the dedicatory c e r e- for completion next year.
monies, reasserted a Bnai
But ' the administration's
Brith plea that the adminis-
tration reinstitute t h e pro- freeze, he added has "com-
gram which has e n a b l e d pletely stalled" 29 other pro-
religious and philanthropic jected Bnai Brith complexes
groups to sponsor non-profit `that c o u Id mean 6,000
housing for the elderly poor urgently needed units of
557-1551
23077 Greenfield, Southfield
"by exempting this worth- decent housing for the elder-
ly."
and
effective
feature"
while

NORTHLAND FORD

GEORGE RUSKIN

BORENSTEIN'S

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BORENSTEIN'S

25242 GREENFIELD OAK PARK

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BB Opens Housing Complex

for Elderly in Harrisburg, Pa.

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May you be inscribed in the Book of Life
for a healthy, prosperous New Year
Harvey, Harriet and Craig Jaslove

JASLOVE AGENCY, INC.

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