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September 06, 1974 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-09-06

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Movie 'The Ballad of Kiryat Shemona'
Emphasizes Creativity vs. Destruction in Town

By AVI Z. BENYAMIN
The ballad came to Kiryat
Shemona. It came not in
verse and music, but in
determination, hope and
strength etched on people's
faces, in the quietly spoken
words, "This is our home,
we will not leave, we are all
one family here."
Kiryat Shemona bade the
world's headlines when a
murderous band of three ter-
rorists slipped into the town,
occupied a block of flats, and
slaughtered its inhabitants.
A total of 18 civilians, most
the women and children,
e murdered before the

Israel Defense Forces suc-
ceeded in cutting down the
terrorists.
What did it mean? Could
there be any meaning to this
murder of the innocents?
Who were the victims? Main-
ly people, or their children
and grandchildren, who them-
selves had been brutally ex-
pelled from neighboring coun-
tries, who had been welcom-
ed by their Israeli brethren
and helped to a new life in
Kiryat Shemona.
Kiryat Shemona is a 1p-
neering town. Its very name
honors the eight men who
fell in 1921 trying to defend

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Tel Hai, just a shPrt distance
away, from Arab attack. The
bravery of Joseph Trumpel-
dor and the other martyrs
of Tel Hai was matched by
the waves of pioneers who
followed and planted kibutz
farms and moshav villages in
Upper Galilee—and by the
pioneers of the new State of
Israel who created the town
— now a city — of Kiryat
Shemona.
For this is the meaning of
Kiryat Shemona; the deter-
mination of a people to build
a free creative life of its own
land; a people liberating it-
self from centuries of dis-
crimination and degradation
through the labor of its own
hands through the valor of
its own defenders. On the
other side, there are those
who destroy; those who can
only think in terms of mur-
der and- destruction, who try
to demolish what others have
created.
In deciding to make a short
film about Kiryat Shemona,
the Audio-Visual Unit of the
World Zionist Organization's
Information Division wanted
to catch this moment of con-
trast on film, the destroyers
vs. the builders. The result,
"The Ballad of Kiryat
Shemona," makes the terrible
time of slaughter come alive.
It also depicts the determi-
nation of the people of a
town, ingathered from some
80 lands, to continue build-
ing their community.
The first showing of the
25-minute film was held in
Kiryat Shemona itself, in the
city's attractive Edelman
Cultural Center. Mayor Avra-
ham Aloni invited the heads
of various municipal depart-
ments and other notables, as
well as those citizens of his
city who appear in the film.
In his introductory remarks
the mayor noted, his hopes
that the city of nearly MOO
will grow. to 100,000; that
now that people have heard
of Kiryat Shemona they will
get involved with it.
The WZO's Director of In-
formation, Moshe Gilboa, re-
called that he had -last seen
Mayor Aloni over 20 years
ago when both had been
active in the Wor king
Youth Movement. Then, as
Head of its Cultural Depart-
ment, Avraham Aloni had or-
ganized thousands of youths
into pilgrimages to Tel Hai,
seeing it as one of the foun-
tainheadi of Zionist pioneer-
ing. Perhaps, in response to
his own activities in those
years, Avraham Aloni him-
self moved to within a short
distance of Tel Hai and to-
day serves as Mayor of the
city honoring its heroes.
The film was well received.
"It's strong" one young ob-
server noted, "I was there
just after the tragedy, in that
building, and the film really
caught it." An educator sug-
gested that it be shown to all
youth in the city. The Mayor
requested a public showing
for all of Kiryat Shemona's
citizens. There in the blos-
soming city on Israel's north-
ern frontier, there seemed
little doubt that Producer
Dov Okouneff, Director D. F.
Grobglass and Production
Manager Arye Livini had

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, Sept. 6, 1974-29

MOVIE GUIDE

12 Mlle-Coolidge
Americana Complex 1, 2, 3, 4
succeeded in making a mo- BERKLEY
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Greenfield Rd., N. of 9 Mile
ment in time come alive.
Weekdays, open at 6:45. Jack
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and
Faye
Dunaway
in
No-one seeing the faces of
Wed. MATINEES ALL
"CHINATOWN" (R).
THEATERS-1 Show only
Kiryat Shemona can doubt
at 1:15—$1
7:00 and 9:15. Saturday eve-
that the city will continue to At
ning, open at 7:00. CHINATOWN
prosper and grow ; that it at 7:15 and 9:30. Sunday open at AMERICANA I
1:45, CHINATOWN at 2:15, 4:30,
has the strength to face up 6:45
and 9:00.
"FOR PETE'S SAKE" (PG)
to its tragedies and carry
and
on. Already, several young
"OWL & PUSSYCAT" (R)
families have decided to FOR AMERICA , .•
AMERICANA II
move to Kiryat Shemona. AND FOR YOL;•• .
"THE STING" (PG)
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From abroad, the city is in-
terested in investments, pri-
AMERICANA
III
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up
for
marily in terms of small en-
"CALIFORNIA SPUT" (R)
terprises. A broad range of U. S Savings Bonds, -
AMERICANA IV
various companies -would se- New Freedom Shares
"ANIMAL CRACKERS" (G)
cure the economic base of
the city.
Tragedy, determination and
hope are all part of the "Bal-
lad of Kiryat Shemona." Only
the first verses have been NOTHING SHORT OF A MASTERPIECE! STUNNING!
written. Its epic destiny still SLEEPER HIT OF THE YEAR! IT HAS
lies ahead.
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Talmud Stresses
Prayer in Synagogue

By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX

(Copyright 1974, JTA, Inc.)

Sages in the Talmud
strongly stressed the require-
ment to pray in the syna-
gogue. They even called
anyone who refrained from
praying in the local syna-
gogue "a bad neighbor" (Tal-
mud Berokoth 8:A). Other
places in the Talmud declare
that a person who never en-
tered a synagogue would lose
his status as a member of
the Jewish people in the
world to come.
There are a number of
reasons why the rabbis in-
sisted that a man prefer to
pray in the synagogue. One
reason is that the synagogue
is a place regularly set aside
for prayer and thus pro-
vides the proper environment
for prayer. Another reason
is that the synagogue repre-
sents the place of community
prayer and that the survival
of each individual Jew de-
pends upon the survival of
the Jewish community. This
is because the value of ex-
istence of each individual
Jew, as precious as it is, is
measured by the value of the
existence of the ccmin,adty.
The individual value of the
Jew is enhanced and made
worth-while by the existence
of the community. Any dis-
tortion or defection in the
life of a community has its
repercussion in the life of
the individual Jew. While no
one can ever achieve perfec-
tion by himself, since we are
all human, the community
as a whole, by adding up the
virtues of each constituent
member, represents the kind
of perfection in which each
individual can revel.
Prayer is, indeed, based
on the virtue of the man who
prays. Since every man in-
dividually lacks some virtue,
his record cannot always sup-
port his claim in prayer.
However, the record of the
community can support his
claim of existence, survival
and development as a mem-
ber of the community. One
who stays away from the
community and prays alone
demonstrates that he does
not wish to avail himself of
the virtue of the community.

And the hand of fate is also

responsible for many black
eyes.

—Rex Reed, N.Y. Daily News

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