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November 29, 1974 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-11-29

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Dinitz Appeals to Women for Greater U.S. Aliya

KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y.,
(JTA)—"We are today going
through our second battle for
our independence just as we
went through our first battle
for independence in 1948,"
declared Israel's Ambassa-
dor Simcha Dinitz in an ad-
dress here to 2,000 delegates
attending the convention of
the Women's League for Con-
servative Judaism.
He added: "We will over-
come our difficulties now
just as we did then for we
are stronger today than ever
before, and the Jewish people
is behind us."
Dinitz declared that Israel
could take care of herself
militarily in any new crisis
that may arise out of Arab
miscalculation that it can
destroy Israel, but appealed
to the delegates to "become
part of us by coming to live
with us, by giving your chil-
dren a more intensive Jewish
education so they will know
what it means to be Jews,
and helps by telling the saga
of Israel's struggle for liber-

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binical Assembly of America
(Rabbinis arm of Conserva-
tive Judaism) which allow-
ed women "a more equal
role in ritual and synagogue
life, with the understanding
that the rabbi is the final
religious authority in his
congregation."
Conservative synagogues
are now to be encouraged
"to explore and discuss the
implications of these deci-
sions and to implement them
as individual circumstances
permit."
At the religious services
conducted throughout the
convention, the women have
been called up for the read-

MRS. PERRY

ation and the justice of its
cause to as many Americans
as you can reach."
Dinitz made a direct ap-
peal for American aliya, and
appealed for more intensive
Jewish education.
Dinitz also stressed the
importance of public opinion
and a proper understanding
of Israel. "We must reach
the confused, the puzzled,
the broad American com-
munity," he said, "and the
next few months are deci-
sive."
The convention voted by a
6-1 margin to allow women,
in effect, to be counted in the
minyan and eo be called up
to make the blessing at the
reading of the Torah. This
issue had been the subject
of considerable controversy
within Conservative Judaism
circles.
The resolution approved
the recent decisions of the
Committee on Jewish Law
and Standards of the Rab-

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ing of the law and the reci-
tation of the blessings on the
appropriate days.
Mrs. IM. Milton Perry of
Elkins Park, Pa., was elected.
president of the League. The
outgoing president is Mrs.
Henry N. Rapaport.
Mrs. Perry is among the
youngest women ever to be
elected to lead a major na-
tional organization. She is a
product of the Conservative
Movement in Judaism, an
elected member of the Na-
tional Board of the United
Synagogue of America, and
co-author with her husband
of several books. Sbe was
elected for a two-year term.

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Women's Drive Aids Israeli Youth

The Greater Detroit Coun- ment to the usual activities
cil of Pioneer Women an- of Pioneer Women, which
nounces the launching of a provides 60 per cent of all
"Dollars for David" cam- social services to women and
paign to raise money as a children in Israel, Jew and
Hanuka gift for the children Arab, through 1,500 installa-
of Israel.
tions.
Dorothy Tendler is chair-
The children of local Jew-
ish schools are being con- woman. For information,
tacted to share their expect- write Pioneer Women, Dol-
ed holiday gifts with "Da- lars for David, 28555 Middle-
vid," a code name for the belt, Farmington, 48024.
child in need. Women's
The heart of man will in a
groups are being asked to
play mother, aunt or friend ages retain idealism enough
to him and senior adults to to love and revere the gre
est of men and to follow w
be his "grandparents."
The child may be an or- was best in them.
—Solomon Schechter
phan, the child of a war
casualty, a broken home,
disabled parents, single par-
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In the Ladino spoken in
Israel, several words have
even been taken from Yid-
dish.

Ladino—Judeo-Spanish
Dialect of Sephardim

Ladino or Judeo-Spanish is
the spoken and written His-
panic language of Jews of
Spanish origin. But Ladino
did not originate as a Jewish
language in the 13th or 14th
century as some think, says
the authoritative Encyclope-
dia Judaica.
After the Spanish Expul-
sion of 1492 Ladino did, how-
ever, become a specifically
Jewish language. The Jews,
ejected from the Iberian Pen-
insula and thus cut off from
its language while this was
still in the process of evolu-
tion, preserved the Spanish
and Hispanic dialects that
had been spoken and written
before Cervantes and the
Golden Age, and which bas-
ically reflected the phonet-
ics, morphology, and syntax
of the 14th and 15th cen-
turies.
Distance from Spain, geo:
graphically even more than
chronologically, was one of
the most important factors in
the increasing divergence
between Ladino and Casti-
lian Spanish, the Encyclo-
pedia Judaica states. •
The efforts of certain pur-
ists over the last few-genera-
tions to restore the language
of Ladino have achieved no
material results. Ignoring the
differences in phonetics and
vocabulary between the so-
called "Oriental Ladino" and
"Western Ladino," one finds
that, between the 16th and
19th centuries, Ladino was a
Hispanic language which had
become petrified on the
threshold of the important
changes pending in the Iber-
ian Peninsula.
Though most of the lin-

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Methods to further implement
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education as specified by the
Women's American ORT 10th
National Board Conference
will be discussed.
Plans for the District 7
convention which will be held
on May 4-6 at the Detroit
Heritage Hotel also will be
discussed.
Representing the Michigan
Region will be Mrs. Sidney I.
Feldman, president, a n d
Mrs. Arnold Smith, chairman
of the executive committee.

activities in Society

Susie Kaufman of Concourse Ave., Southfield, celebrated
her "Sweet 16" birthday in October with a swim party
attended by family and friends at the Ramada Inn.

The Nelson-Lefkowitz Family Club will hold its annual
Hanuka party 6:30 p.m. Dec. '7 at the Oak Park Community
Center's activity room. Officers are David Wayne, president;
Sharon Lubetsky, vice president; Alicia Nelson, secretary;
and Mel Chinitz, treasurer.

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bayer of Weyher Ave., Livonia,
were honored at a dinner Sunday at Machus Red Fox
Restaurant on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniver-
sary. Honoring their parents were Messrs. and Mesdames
Walter Bayer, Stephen Epstein, Barry Lawton and Arthur
Bayer, and Mr. Yogi Bayer. The couple was married Nov.
22, 1934. They have four grandchildren.

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