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August 15, 1975 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-08-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, August 15, 1975 21

`Soap Operas' Combines Roth J. D. Salinger, Chaim Potok

Mix a little bit of Freud, a
lot of four-letter words, a
Jewish family with three
brilliant children, and place
it all in the mixing bowl of
the trials and tribulations of
growing up in contemporary
New York.

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OAK PARK
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That's what Joel Gross
has done in "The Young
Man Who Wrote Soap Op-
eras," published by Charles
Scribner's Sons.
Gross revolves his fast-
paced story around young
Dan Bergson's battles with
the "real world" after he
decides to leave the protec-
tive walls of his Yeshiva and
attend public high school.
The .reader is taken
through Dan's first con-
tacts with the opposite
sex, his battles with his

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classmates for being bril-
liantly different, and the
resultant problems of
being a misfit in a society
that demands conformity.
Gross' excellent novel de-
tails Dan's education in the
world and the family trou-
bles revolving around the
marriage of older sister
Eleanor, the loss of the fath-
er's job and the later deaths

of the parents.

All of these are intri-
cately woven around the
central character's conflicts
between the hypocrisy of
contemporary society and
his cherished upbringing
within a warm Jewish home
and education.

The author, who has writ-
ten novels, magazine arti-

Iraqi Jew's Diary Describes
Harassment of Jews There

NEW YORK — A diary,

secretly kept by a Jew who
fled Iraq in 1970, documents
three years of official Iraqi
policy of harassment, ar-
rests and executions against
Jews in that nation.
Portions of the diary of
Max Sawdayee, who now
lives in Israel, appear in the
current issue of Present
Tense: The Magazine of
World Jewish Affairs. The
40-year-old Sawdayee, his
wife and their two young
daughters, after escaping to
Iran with the help of Kur-
dish tribesmen came to the
United States and then emi-
grated to Israel.

The magazine, edited by
Murray Polner, is pub-
lished by the American
Jewish Committee and is
sponsored by the Bergreen
Institute of Foreign Policy
Studies and Publications.

Following are excerpts
from the Sawdayee diary,
privately published in Tel
Aviv under the title, "All
Waiting to Be Hanged:"
"July 17, 1967: Arrests
among Jews are indiscrimi-
nate. They include physi-
cians, pharmacists, lawyers,
engineers, merchants, shop-
keepers, commission agents

and university students. All

are huddled together in jail.
Their parents, wives and
children cannot contact
them by any means. Anx-
iety is at its peak.
"Aug. 23, 1967: The ways
of making our livelihood are
thinning out . . . There's
almost no means at our dis-
posal to make money even to
cover our current expenses
. . . The police, the state
security and army intellig-
ence headquarters arrest or
kidnap Jews at will. It's
enough that anyone should
inform the police or the se-
curity authorities that this
or that Jew is a Zionist, and
within a few hours he'll land
in jail . . . There's a spirit of
evil and revenge, encouraged
and fed by the government."

Sawdayee relates the
dramatic story of the es-
cape from Iraq during
which he and his family
faced danger both from
Iraqi soldiers and from the
wild, mountainous ter-
rain.

The Sawdayee diary pro-
vides the fullest first-hand
account of the ordeal of the
Iraqi Jews that has yet ap-
peared.

Iles, and an X-rated movie,
uses X-rated language in
"The Young Man Who
Wrote Soap Operas" in a
cinvincing- ly realistic flash-
hack to the "shocking" lan-
guage of teenagers during
the late 1960s.
The language may be

Correction on Aliya

The Jewish Telegraphic
agency has corrected the
story that appeared on Page
1 of The Jewish News last
week. describing efforts to
recruit laid off Jewish em-
ployes in New York City

for jobs in Israel. The

The fund also has per-
suaded a number of Amer-
ican zoological institutions
to give or trade these spe-
cies for desert reserve.

PSYCHO CYBERNETICS

Winners Group Starting Shortly

Our Rules Are

1. You must be a Dr. Maxwell Maltz Follower in agreement with his philosophy.
2. You must have applied his philosophy in your business past or present.

3. If you meet the above requirements then you must have had numerous successful
accomplishments and that's what a group of winners want to share.

Call Shirley Cash 543-6488

The story of the endan-
gered biblical animals is
described in a booklet re-
cently published by the
group. For a copy, write the
Holy Land Conservation
Fund, Inc., 150 E. 58th St.,
New York, N.Y. 10022.

Duty-Free Stores
Close in Israel

JERUSALEM — Nearly
every duty-free household
goods purchasing agency in
Israel has closed within the
last year — another sign of
the scarcity of immigrants
from the West, according to
the Jerusalem Post.
One dealer asserts that
those immigrants who have
money to purchase customs-
free household items are ei-
ther buying directly from
agents of specific foreign
companies, purchasing lo-
cally made goods or are
picking out bargains at pri-
vate homes of immigrants
who are preparing to leave
the country.
The number of immi-
grants from the U.S. and
Canada in June was 226,
compared with 252 in June,
1974. The total from those
countries in all of 1974 was
3,393, compared with 4,786
in 1973.

JOE MILLER

agency conducting the drive
is the Israel Aliya Center
sponsored by the World
Zionist Organization-Amer-
ican Section.

and

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(A Congregation of Liberal Judaism)

ANNOUNCES

• The extension of its Mid-Week Hebrew School
classes to the Hillel Day School on Middlebelt Rd.
in Farmington Hills

• Classes also continue at the Lederle School, 9.Mile
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• Sunday Religious School classes at Lederle School
and the Temple

We invite parents to inquire about our fine edu-
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ages from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
An exciting program taught by enthusiastic, pro-
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WE REMIND YOU ALSO
THAT THE
HIGH HOLY DAYS
COME EARLY THIS YEAR

U.S. Group Seeks to Save
Biblical Animals in Israel

NEW YORK — Nearly
four years ago a group of
Americans concerned with
conservation organized the
Holy Land Conservation
Fund in Israel.
Working with a private,
counterpart organization—
the Hai Bar Society—the
American fund initially con-
centrated its efforts on sup-
port for an 8,000-acre desert
wild life reserve in the Ne-
gev north of Eilat.
The fund has financed the
acquisition of rare desert
animals discussed in the
Bible and other threatened
desert species.

offensive to some readers,
but the book as a whole
will undoubtedly be popu-
lar, and has a far more
meaningful theme.
Dan Bergson's mental
breakdown, career in soap
opera writing, and ultimate
reconciliation with his fam-
ily, his friends and himself
make an interesting story,
written by a man who might
be described as a combina-
tion of Philip Roth, J. D.
Salinger and Chaim Potok.
—A. H.

• Rosh Hashanah Is Sept. 6
• Yom Kippur Is Sept. 15

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