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Population Trend, Suburbia Role Noted in E. J. Kahn's Study

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, March 15, 1974-43

U. S. Hebraists to Meet at HUC

In 18 previous volumes, E. tage in American in 1970, but study, is his conclusion in American. In 1970, 83 per
J. Kahn, Jr., well known for "Russians" stood preeminent which he asserts regarding cent of all our residents were
CINCINNATI — Hebrew Professors of Hebrew, March
Americans whose par-
his fearless approaches to on many a chart and graph. inevitable population trends. native
Union College-Jewish Insti- 24-25.
ents
were
also
native
Ameri-
"The
numbers

the
tern-
Thus,
69
per
cent
of
all
'Rus-
social, political and economic
tute of Religion will host the
The organization of profes-
issues that have plagued this sian'-Americans — roughly porary achievement of Zero cans. This percentage figure third annual Conference on sors of Hebrew, Semitic lan-
will
increase
year
by
year,
Population
Growth
notwith-
nation, tackles current prob- translatable as 'Jews' — had
until by the turn of the cen- Hebraic Studies, called by guages and Old Testament at
lems involving migrations af- finished high school, as com- standing — will increase. We tury
probably nine tenths of the National Association of American universities, both
will
probably
have
something
pared
with
55
per
cent
of
all
fecting the black-white struc-
Jewish and Christian, was
the
inhabitants
of the United
like
270
million
people
in
the
tural spheres, fertility, work- Americans."
His figures are that "the United States by the start of States will be indisputable Map of Communities founded by Prof. Abraham
ing conditions, the population
Katsh, president of Dropsie
Whatever happens
explosions and many other United States is 66 per cent the 21st C e n t u r y. And indigenes.
University. Current NAPH
to us between now and then of Past Centuries
because
immigration
has
now
Protestant,
24
per
cent
Cath-
related matters.
RAMAT GAN—A new map president is Professor Carl
olic and 3 per cent Jewish." trickled off to 400,000 a year or after then, good or bad,
In "The American People," In his description of the pop- only one newcomer for every we can hardly attribute any of Jewish communities in the F. Ehle of Berkshire Christ-
Published by Weybright and ulation movement he tells 2,000 oldtime inhabitants — longer to foreign influences East and' Maghreb during ian College, Lenox, Mass.
Iley, Kahn explores the how Jews moved northward. America will 'gradually be- among us. We will have only the 15th-17th centuries has
Prof. Chaim Rabin of the
_ .dings of the -1970 census
Worthy of note in Kahn's come close to 100 per cent ourselves to praise or blame." just been published by the Hebrew University will de-
and provides views and data
Institute for the on. the liver two lectures: "Hebrew
to inspire thought and cause
History of the Jews in the in a Changing Society," and
concern.
East at Bar-Ilan University. "Etymology in Biblical In-
His contention is that
The map is part of a de- terpretation." Prof. Jacob
blacks are progressing faster
tailed
index of Jewish popu- Kabakoff of Lehman College,
of
specific
impairments
can
Wayne State University Michael I. Rolnick, director
than ever, in education,
lations
in those areas and City University of New York,
occur
to
plague
the
individual
housing and to some degree Press has just issued a very of the department of speech with aphasia. Impairments of times compiled from 60 will lecture on "Major As-
pathology,
Beaumont
H
o
s
-
in income, but are catching deeply moving book. It deals
comprehension, reading dis- books of contemporary re- pects of American Hebrew
up slowly with whites and with the subject of Aphasia pital, Royal Oak, has this turbances, writing difficulties sponsa.
Literature." Prof. Y on a h
Alexander
of State University
will therefore continue to re- and it is the personal experi- definition for Aphasia:
The map and indeX are of New York, Oneonta, will
"For decades, speech and and confusion with numerical
ceive welfare dollars dis- ence of one who had suffered
processes
c
a
n
accompany
language
pathologists
have
based
on
the
supposition
that
speak on "The Role of Re-
proportionate to their-„num- from it, recovered and has
proper guidance for those sought to better understand oral language problems, such Jewish life in those times ligion in the Arab-Israeli
bers.
as
word
loss,
loss
of
sentence
was concentrated aroual the
the nature of communicative
"As more blacks climb up who may be unfortunately loss. The term 'aphasia' is structure, and confusion of community and its spiritual Conflict."
Originator of the confer-
the economic ladder the sub- aflicted by it.
Helen Harlan Wulf, who used to generally describe a utilizing word forms. Often leaders. Accordingly, refer- ence, and its chairman for
urbs will get less white,” has
associated
with
aphasia
is
ence
to
the
'majority
of
these
two degrees in sociology condition whereby speech and
third year, is Dr. Werner
he adds.
and now lives in Dallas where language skill are partially the inability to voluntarily communities can be found in the
. While the value of the she is associated with her or totally lost. Aphasia is make appropriate movements the responsa of -rabbis and Weinberg, professor of He-
brew language and literature
dollar has whittled, he sees husband in manufacturers' the result of damage to or of the oral musculature (dy- scholars of the period.
at Hebrew Union College.
everybody getting richer and sales, tells her story in disturbance of those areas in spraxia), or a weakening of
Dr. Katsh will deliver the
the median income for all "Aphasia, My World Alone." the b_r a i n responsible for those same muscles (dy- Material Is Sought
keynote address on "The
Americans to be more than In a foreword commending speech and language func- sarthria).
$10,000. •
Mrs. Wulf's account of her for Film on Budapest Living Tongue of the Proph-
this v a l u a b l e book, Dr. tions. A tremendous variety
battle to overcome the in-
NEW YORK — A documen- ets" at the Western Regional
It is in his comments on
abilities is accompanied by tary film on life in the Buda- conference of the NAPH in
the reduction of the size of
reproductions of her writing pest Jewish ghetto is in prep- Santa Barbara, Calif., March
American families that he
during her illness, to indicate aration, and the European 27.
prvoides especially interest-
the effects of the ailments; office of the American Jew- 11, 11110 • 11111 . 11 -0- • • if 0 1111•1P OAF
ing observations. He sees the
her description of resort to ish Committee has urged
country becoming "consider-
tory
of
the
Jewish
people
in
By HAIM SHACHTER
occupational therapy, a n d those who have .material
ably duller" with fewer young
JERUSALEM — The Israel various periods: the estab- other means of fighting the about ghetto life there to con-
people and "youth" probably
- "less of a preoccupation to Institute of Applied Social lishment of the state, the his- speech and language handi- tact it for possible inclusion E HOUSEHOLD SALES
I
the rest of the country than Research launched an inquiry tory of the Yishuv of Eretz caps. That's why the very in the film.
IN
YOUR
HOME
Is
Israel
in
modern
times
and
title, "Aphasia, My World
it was in the heady 1960s." into the sense of Jewish be-
Documents, photographs or
ESTATES LIQUIDATED
With fewer children,. women longing and the incentives to Jewish history over a period Alone," is so descriptive of a other possibly relevant mate-
MARION GASPAS ,
of
3,000
years.
The
other
two
Jewish
identification
experi-
personal display of courage rials,may be submitted to the
will become "an increasingly
626-6795
626-8402

significant factor in our labor _enced by Israelis in the first relate to the traditions of that won the battle for restor- American Jewish Committee,
IRENE
EAGLE
10 days of the Yom Kippur the Jewish people: the Jew- ation to proper health. It's a 30 Rue La Boetie, Paris 3,
force "

626-89ui
626-4769
religion and Jewish most impressive story.
,e,
In the course of his re- War. It transpires that almost ish
France.
••••••al
k or•••_11.•• ■■ ,,p•• ■
morals.
all
the
people
questioned
search, Kahn states in a com-
All but one of these ques-
ment on the "Abie's Irish (96 per cent) feel that they
Children's Tales
Rose" fiction and mixed are part and parcel of the tions were put at three dif-
Beatrix Potter is a name
Jewish
people
in
the
world.
ferent
times:
a.
a
fortnight
marriages:
About 60 per cent of Israelis after the Six-Day War; b. cherished by children who
"While 6.8 per cent of all see a marked difference be- about a year before the Yom love tales especially fitted
Americans identifiable as tween the Jews in Israel Kippur
War; c. in the first for them with the expertness
Jews - marry non-Jews, only and in the biaspora, but week of the Yom Kippur of a storyteller. Dover Publi-
1.1 per cent of all American despite these differences,
cations provide four of her
women of known Irish back- there is a strong sense of War.
little books, classics for
According
to
the
first
test,
grounds marry men with belonging to the Jewish peo-
The Modern Sound of Distinction
the most outstanding incen- youngsters.
known Jewish backgrounds." ple as a whole.
Included are: "The Tailor
tive is "the establishment
There is also this interest-
From Solo Piano to Large Orchestra
Since the outbreak of the of the state," 75 per cent-80 of Gloucester," "The Tale of
ing statement regarding Jews war a larger number have per
Peter
Rabbit,"
"The
Tale
of
cent replying that the
with cultural identification: come to regard themselves
MARTIN KOSINS
546-7558
establishment of the state Squirrel Nutkin" and "The
"There has been precious as "Zionists," than did be- was a "very influential" fac- Tale of Tiggy Winkle."
All
with
established
records
little immigration from the fore the war.
tor in their desire to belong
Soviet Union since 1930, but
Immediately after the out- to the Jewish people. A lesser for popularity, these little
"Russians" stand out prom- break of the war, the per- degree of influence was at- booklets, easy to handle, in
inently in many a Census centage of people who re- tributed to the "history of large print, with many illus-
Bureau survey. The reason garded themselves as "Zion- the Yishuv in Eretz Israel trations, multicolored, a r e
Fine Fashions
is that the bureau, edgy since ists" increased. The ques- in modern times," which sure to gain popular roles in
Arlene Gurecki
1936 about anything with re- tion was investigated in the only 40 per cent-46 per cent children's bookshelves.
Judy Schultz
''gious connotations, has trimester preceding the out- described as "very influen-
ver been able to figure out break of the war, (July- tial."
Machiavelli Works
a comfortable way of dealing September 1973) and in the
A still smaller degree
"One of the most striking
with Jews, and a lot of them first week of the war (Octo-
who certainly do not think ber 7-15, 1973). Before Yom of influence was ascribed to characteristics of Machia-
works is his abiding
of themselves as Russian end Kippur, 82 per cent answered the 3,000 years of history, to
up in that category willy- the question in the affirma- the religion of the Jewish interest in impressive figures
nilly. Thus in many Census tive (42 percent answered people and the morals of the of history, men whose ex-
reports "Russians" turn out "definitely yes" and another Jewish people. Only 32 per emplary actions or words
on all Winter Merchandise
described aroused his imagination,"
to be an unusual minority 40 per cent, simply "yes") cent-35 per cent
Prof.
Peter
E.
Bondanella
of
It follows, therefore, that in
group. In explaining once whereas in the first week
why 52 per cent of all Amer- of the war 90 per cent an- the eyes of the Israeli public, Indiana University states in
leans between 25 and 34 of swered in the affirmative (56 the most weighty factors in his preface to "Machiavelli
"Russian" origin had finished per cent — "definitely yes" the sense of Jewish Wong- and the Art of Renaissance
college—followed, in rapidly and 34 per cent — "yes"). ing are those connected with History," a new Wayne State
declining proportions, by peo- The difference lies mainly in this history of the Jewish University Press volume.
Machiavelli's intriguing lit-
• Sportswear • Pantsuits • Lingerie •., Coats
ple with• English, German, the intensity of the affirma- people in Eretz Israel in the
Irish, and Polish back- tion, namely in the transi- modern period, while' reli- erary accomplishments are
• Dresses and Jewelry • Antique Jewelry
grounds, and, at a lowly 1.6 tion from "yes" to "defi- gious-moral values and the notably outlined in this im-
548-0390
age-long Jewish history over pressive study Niccolo Mach-
per cent by Mexican-Ameri- nitely yes."
2635 Coolidge (corner Catalpa)
cans—the bureau stated, 'It
Mon.-Sat. 10 4:30
People questioned Were its periods of glory and de- iavelli's best known works
•■■
master charge
is likely that most persons of asked to consider five possi- cline, bore less influence on and his fictional characters
Sun.
BANKAMERICARD
Open
Russian origin had a Jewish ble factors likely to influ- the feelings of belonging. are under scrutiny in the re-
hot
Mar. 31st & April 7th
cultural heritage.'
ence their sense of belonging This was so in time of war search interestingly con-
ducted by Prof. Bondanella.
"There were only 2,200,000 to the Jewish people. Three as well as in the period be-
—P. S.
tween
wars.
are
connected
with
the
his-
individuals of Russian heri-

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