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September 12, 1975 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-09-12

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54 Friday, September 12, 1975


Birarn, Synagogue in Galilee

Memoir by Philip Gilbert in Book

A voluminous "Radzimir
Memorial" book, published
in Israel, containing a vast
record of achievements by
eminent. Jews in the Polish
city near Warsaw, contains
the memoir by Detroiter
Philip Gilbert relating to
that community and its
eminent scholars.
Gilbert wrote the memoir
in tribute to the memory of
his brother, Shlomo Gilbert,
one of the most distin-
guished Polish-Jewish poets
and storytellers, who was
murdered by the Nazis in
Auschwitz in 1942.

The late Shlomo Gilbert
wrote in Yiddish and his

works are recorded among
the most memorable of the
1920s and 1930s. He was a
contemporary and friend
of I. L. Peretz, Shimon
Dubnow, Sholem Asch and
the other greats of that

Shown is a view of the entrance to the synagogue at Biram in Israel's Upper
Galilee. The building dates back to the Third or Fourth Century C.E.

Philip Gilbert's memoir
originally was published in
Yiddish and was translated
into English and also He-
Shlomo Gilbert lived in
Radzimir as well as in War-
The Gilbert memoir re-
lates about their grand-
father, who served in the

New Settlement on Golan Heights

Members of a Bnei Akiva
settlement group moved
into the Golan Heights to
establish a new settlement.
The site they chose is near
Tel Fares, three kilometers
west of Rafid. According to
the Jerusalem Post, the site
was chosen with the support
of the Golan Settlement
The settlers, arriving with
four old railway cars, occu-
pied an empty army bunker
in which they set up a syn-
agogue and kitchen.

Settlers claim the site
was chosen because it was

10 Day Schools
Open in U.S.

1975-1976 school year will
see 10 new Hebrew Day
Schools established in var-
ious parts of the U.S. The
new schools bring the total
number of Hebrew Day
Schools in the United States
to 430 with an additional 52
in Canada.
It is expected that the
enrollment this year will
reach 91,000 students, ac-
cording to Torah Umesorah,
the national society for He-
brew Day Schools.


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players with the Beersheba
Hapoel soccer team now in
Holland were ordered to re-
turn to Israel after having
been found in the red light
district of Amsterdam.
The footballers, Rafi
Eliahu and Meir Barad, on
their arrival in Israel, were
also fined by customs in-
spectors for attempting to
smuggle two color television
sets into the country.

in the middle of an empty
area which had been ru-
mored as negotiable for
return to Syria should
talks on an interim agree-
ment to be held with her.

The committee is opposed
to the return to Syria of any
part of the Golan Heights
held by Israel.

OP Backs Mayor
in Light Turnout

Oak Park Mayor David H.
Shepherd polled 886 votes to
210 for 20-year-old hopeful
Michael Clinton in Tues-
day's primary election race.
Henry Moran, a self-
styled faith healer, was eli-
minated from November's
general election after receiv-
ing 40 votes.
Clinton and Shepherd will
face each other on the No-
vember ballot. In one of the
lightest voter turnouts in
years only 1,180 of Oak
Park's 21,000 voters cast
ballots. Not one of the 76
registered voters in Precinct
10 at Jefferson School came
out to vote.

Seminary Names
5 Administrators

Russian army, in the Cauca-
sus, as a captive of Nikkolai
I, as a "Nikolayevsky Sol-
dat" as the Nicholas I sol-
diers became known. Until
he was 18 the Gilberts'
father was in the Caucasus
with their grandfather.
Their father was a musician
with a Russian Army Ka-

pella — an army orchestra.
The Radzimir memorial
volume in tribute to the
memory of the Radzimiri-
ans who disappeared as a
community was collected
and edited by Gershon
Hendl, a member of the edi-
torial staff of the Yiddish
daily Yediot Ahronot.

AZF Event Honors Author Gervasi

than 100 writers of organi-
zations, and representatives
of the publishing industry
attended an American Zion-
ist Federation reception last
week, honoring veteran au-
thor and correspondent,
Frank Gervasi.
Gervasi was honored by
the AZF for his new book
"Thunder Over The Mediter-
ranean," published by David
McKay Co. The book, a dis-
tillation of years of observa-
tion and research, under-
takes to assess the future of
the Middle East not only
from analyzing current
complexities, but also by
examining crucial lessons
of the past.

Prison Employes
Told to Quit KKK

NEW YORK — The New
York State Correctional
Services Commissioner last
week ordered "a limited
number" of prison guards
and other prison employes
to quit the Ku Klux Klan by
Oct. 1 or lose their jobs.
The order came after a
six-month investigation of
KKK activities at several
state prisons. One teacher
was dismissed and a guard
was reprimanded in sepa-
rate incidents.
The white-supremacist
Ku Klux Klan can cause
grave problems among the
prison population, accord-
ing to the commissioner,
Benjamin Ward, who is
black. New York's prison
population is more than 50
percent black, and more
than 60 percent non-white.

Sinai Pact Facts
Available by Mail

NEW YORK — The Israel
International Information
Council has made available
a fact sheet on the Sinai
Pact reached between Israel
and Egypt, announces
Rabbi Rubin Dobin, na-
tional chairman of the coun-
For a free copy, send a
stamped self-addressed en-
velope to Rabbi Dobin, c/o
Council, Box 11, Lawrence,
N.Y., 11559.

NEW YORK — Five key
administrative appoint-
ments have been announced 50,000 Catholics
by Dr. Gerson D. Cohen, Visited Israel
chancellor of The Jewish
Theological Seminary of
than 300 organized groups
Rabbi Joseph A. Brodie of Catholics have visited Is-
has been named dean of stu- rael since the start of the
dents in the rabbinical de- Holy Year last December,
partment, Mrs. Sylvia C. Et- totaling about 50,000 pil-
tenberg is dean of grims.
educational development,
The Tourism Ministry
Dr. Neil Gillman is dean of spokesman said that the pil-
academic affairs in the rab- grims came from five conti-
binical department, Dr. Is- nents, and their visits to the
mar Schorsch is dean of holy places in Israel is an
graduate studies, and Ruth extension of their pilgri-
Sussman is acting registrar. mage to Rome.

"Thunder Over The Medi-
terranean" provides a de-
tailed and comprehensive
account of the Yom Kippur
War of October 1973; its
consequences, and its diplo-
matic, political and military

Iraq Says Israel
Should Hold Golan

NEW YORK — In an in-
terview published Aug. 23
by the Beirut newspaper Al
Destour, Iraqi leader Sad-
dam Hussein al-Takriti at-
tacked Syria for considering
a political solution to the
Middle East conflict.
Hussein said: "I clearly
declare that even if the rul-
ers in Damascus try to cor-
rect their actions — and
they shall not do so — our
position towards them will
remain as it was . . . It is
better that the Golan
Heights remain in the
hands of Israel, because
then perhaps, the situation
would serve as an incentive
to liberate Palestine in the
future . . ."

2 Kennedys Hit
Palestine Problem

search archivist at the John
F. Kennedy Library in Wal-
tham, Mass., has found a
1948 letter from Robert F.
Kennedy, and a 1939 letter
from John F. Kennedy, both
written to their father
about the Middle East.
Writing from Beirut
about a month before Israel
declared her statehood,
Robert predicted bloodshed
and wrote, "I just wish they
(the Arabs) didn't have all
that oil."
John Kennedy's letter
criticized the Balfour Decla-
ration and British proposals
for Palestine. He wrote that
he had never seen two
groups (Arabs and Jews)
less willing to work out a so-
lution that had some hope of

CJF Has Communal
Service Program

NEW YORK — An inno-
vation in recruiting and
training staff for Jewish
communal services will be
launched by the joint action
of eight cities and the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations -
and Welfare Funds this
Training will be initiated
with a "practicum" which
the CJF will conduct Sept.
22-Oct. 1 in New York City.
The educational instruc-
tions will provide the funda-
mentals of the composition,
organization, responsibili-
ties, and procedures of the
Jewish communities.

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