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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-01-23

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THE JEWISH NEWS

Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle commencing with the issue of July 20, 1951

Member American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, Michigan Press Association, National Editorial Association.
Published every Friday by The Jewish News Publishing Co., 17515 W. Nine Mile. Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 1s075.
Second-Class Postage Paid at Southfield, Michigan and Additional Mailing Offices. Suhscription $10 a year.

PHILIP SLOMOVITZ

CARMI M. SLOMOVITZ

DREW LIEBERWITZ

Editor and Publisher

Business Manager

Advertising Manager

flan Hitskv. News Editor . . . Heidi Press. kssistant Neu-. Editor

Sabbath Scriptural Selections

This Sabbath, the 22nd day of Shevat, 5736, the following scriptural selections will be read in our synagogues:
Pentateuchal portion, Exodus 18:1 - 20:23. Prophetical portion, Isaiah 6:1 - 7:6; 9:5,6.

Candle lighting, Friday, Jan. 23,

VOL.

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No. 20

5:17 p.m.

Page Four

Friday, January 23, 1976

They Fled . . . and They Blame Israel

the creation of Israel is a well known fact. and
the efforts to ameliorate are in the record of the
UN debates since 1948. The major world powers
are aware of them. But they are choked with oil
and Russia strives for domination. Because the
United States supports little Israel, this country
shares with Israel the insults and abominations
hurled at both, without the slightest effort on
the part of countries labeling themselves as de-
fenders of human freedoms to exert the slight-
est effort in defense of truth and justice.
The pollution of the international arena
with indecencies, with genocidal threats, is so
menacing that one dare not submit to false
hopes of a very long cease-fire in the war-threat-
ened Middle East.
Only one hope remains: that the govern-
ment, legislators and people of America will not
yield to the new aim by the re-emerged anti-
Semitic lunatic forces to create another genocide
for Israel and for Jewry.
The hope for retention of the American
principle of fair play and human decency is not a
political matter. It is a bi-partisan American de-
dication to freedom and justice.
For an assurance of complete dedication to
these ideals it becomes more urgent than ever at
this time to plead with the spokesmen for this
republic never to yield to bigotry. The plea is for
non-submission to prejudice. The very life of a
small nation is at stake. May it never come to
pass that the just and democratic ideals of this
land will ever be abandoned.

With Israel and the United States as the co-
targets in a war that has been launched by the
Arab-Kremlin combine at the United Nations,
the concern over distortion of facts keeps grow-
ing in immensity.
Asserting unhesitatingly that Israel's ene-
mies are acting in behalf of 20 Arab nations, the
demand is not only for another state — under
the false guise of secularization of the small
area that is now the sovereign state of Israel —
but with the aim of destroying Israel even if it
were to assume a ghetto statehood under 1948
conditions.
Not only at the Security Council forum but
also in the press, on television, wherever the ene-
mies of the small state of Israel can gain a plat-
form, there is the repetitious lie about Arabs
having been driven out of Palestine.
No matter how often the fact is restated
that after the United Nations had partitioned
the Holy Land into a Jewish miniscule state and
a vast Arab territory functioning as Jordan,
those who would destroy the state created as a
result of international action keep repeating
that they were ousted.
They fled, but they keep repeating the un-
truth of having been driven out of their homes.
A PLO spokesman arrogantly claims a home in
Jaffa, but the fact that Israel in her early years
offered restoration for 100,000 is ignored and
the record is ridiculed.
The flight of Arabs from their homes upon

The War Against the Jewish People

United Nations which has become an abomina-
tion. Daniel Patrick Moynihan is the fearless
protagonist of justice to the Jew and history will
not forget him.
There is, nevertheless, the ganging up, the
fusion not only of thi - Arab-Kremlin combine
but also of the falsehoo,....3 in amity in Bucharest
and Stockholm, where the true spirits of Ro-
mania and Sweden may have been betrayed.
And there is the lack of courage in the ranks of
UN delegates from Great Britain, France and It-
aly, who could do no more than abstain on a vote
of threatened destruction of a small nation.
To bolster faith, to retain courage, to assure
the unity of the forces of decency, there is one
serious obligation: that the Jewish entity should
not be disrupted, that solidarity for Israel
should not be hampered.
On this score there is one element that must
remain loyal to its people: the Jewish youth.
There is evidence of a poisoning of minds, of a
diminution of interest in support of and in de-
fense of embattled kinsmen whose very lives are
at stake. Youth must learn the truth! Let them
realize the danger! May they attain the courage
that is necessary to reject the lies which misre-
present realities and factualities!
The war that had not ended with Israel's at-
tainment of sovereignty has taken on new pro-
portions. To ignore it would be tantamount to
providing weapons for the tyrannical majority.
Let there be a gathering of strength, in every
fashion, to assure the security of a people that
rejects destruction. There shall be no delenda
for the people that reaffirms the basic human
realities pronounced in am Yisrael hai!

What does a people do when it is sur-
rounded by enemies who refuse to negotiate and
are determined to destroy it.
What does an individual do under such
circumstances?
To defend life and liberty is a sacred duty
whether for one or for many.
This, now, is the obligation of the entire
Jewish people against whom the world is waging
a war of threatened annihilation.
What the adversaries fail to understand in
the instance of Israel is that this is not another
delenda est Carthago. Carthage must be de-
stroyed, but in the process of a threat to annihi-
late Israel the enemies remain ignorant of his-
tory. They do not recall that the weapons forged
for Jewry's destruction dulled before they could
accomplish their deadly aim. They fail to under-
stand the indestructibility of Israel, and that
must now be applied by Israel's defenders to
People and State.
But the war is on and Israel and Jewry can
not lean on history or sentiment alone. There
must be a defensive fortification, a strengthen-
ing of will and spirit, a mobilization of available
weapons — especially of the historic weapon of
the will to live!
Israel's good fortune is the friendship of the
United States. The principle of fair play, the de-
dication to justice, the humanity that is in the
historic record of this great nation, provides a
large measure of faith in Israel's embattled
position.
Fortunate, too, is that a courageous man
speaks for the United States at the ambivalent

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Language Study Imbued
by 'Hebrew With Kishon'

What's the most practical way of teaching a language? Is it possi-
ble to impart such knowledge with a minimum of translation?
Occasionally, in teaching Hebrew, the suggestion is made for the
"Ivrit b'Ivrit" method, that of teaching "Hebrew in Hebrew."
For advanced students such a textbook is now proposed in a
unique fashion.
"Hebrew With Kishon" (Hebrew Publishing Co.) is a unique
work. It is a volume of Hebrew tales, short stories, brief essays and
anecdotes by the eminent Israeli humorist Ephraim Kishon. Each
story concludes with a vocabulary in Hebrew and English transla-
tions, and there are frequent guidelines and explanatory passages in
English.
For the advanced student and those desiring to acquire knowledge
of the new words introduced into the language in Israel, this is a work
of great merit. Its value is best defined in an introduction by Prof.
Liora Baron of the University of Massachusetts Department of Clas-
sics, who explains:
"The articles in this book are satire. They were chosen for their
universal interest as well as their linguistic merits. As satirical writ-
ings they should be treated quite differently from the traditional liter-
ary readings used for study at the advanced level.
"Primarily, the student should be careful not to assume that the
most common literal translation of a word or phrase would yield the
correct meaning in this context. The English vocabulary accompany-
ing each unit contains only that meaning which is appropriate -for the
particular article. Hence, one Hebrew word may be given different
English equivalents in different units.
"Kishon's language is a combination of the colloquial and the lit-
erary — he makes use of whatever forms suit his purpose. Following
this approach, the student is will advised to make use of whatever
Hebrew forms he knows, both for understanding the article and for
doing the exercises.
"There are five exercises in each unit. The first, containing ques-
tions to be answered in Hebrew, is aimed at assisting the student in
understanding the article. It occasionally contains a question meant to
elicit an original short paragraph.
"The second exercise involves translation into Hebrew, and allows
the student to use some of the new vocabulary and structures con-
tained in the unit. The next two exercises focus on the structure of
verbs and the manipulation of words, and the last exercise allows the
student to create his own sentences in Hebrew.
A sample of a vocabulary in
mniy1 the Kishon book shows that this
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method of advanced Hebrew
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teaching is conducted without use
to become pale
of nekidot, the vowels, the diacri-
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"Hebrew With Kishon"
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vides delight in reading the em
nent satirist's stories and in ac-
darkness
quiring advanced Hebrew
knowledge.
to throw
Ephraim Kishon is consid-
ered to be Israel's national humorist. His books, plays and films have
spread his fame around the world and have made him a leading expo-
nent of Israel's national and cultural revival. Born in Budapest in 1924,
he studied history of art at Budapest University. He spent the war
years in camps in Germany and Russia, eventually immigrating to
Israel.
Kishon's plays, like the acclaimed "Marriage License"
("Haketuba") and film comedies, including the Academy Award nomi-
nees "Sallah" (1965) and "The Policeman" (1972), under his own pro-
duction and direction, have been great successes in Israel.

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