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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-05-14

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Ma y 14, 1976

Church Gives Aid
to Judaic Center

DENVER (JTA) — The
United Methodist Church
has transmitted $10,000 of a
promised $30,000 three-year
gift to support the Center
for Judaic Studies at Denver
University in what Chance-
lor Maurice Mitchell called
the first church grant in
America to cross traditional
denominational lines.
Mitchell, calling the com-
mitment "a remarkable ex-
pression of ecumenism,"
said the money would be
used to help establish Ju-
daic study programs high-
lighting the interrelation-
ship between the Jewish
and Christian heritages.

Grant to Help
DSO Broadcasts

A special $100,000 grant
announced by the Ford
Foundation will help ini-
tiate statewide broadcasts
of Detroit Symphony Or-
chestra concerts over Public
Radio stations beginning
with the 1976-77 season.
Station WDET-FM
(101.9), Detroit's Public Ra-
dio station, which is owned
and operated by Wayne
State University, will air de-
layed broadcasts of the con-
certs for metropolitan area
audiences and will be re-
sponsible for all production
and distribution of the tapes
to the other Public Radio
stations in Michigan.

Ideals Upheld

America first: to live up to
the lofty idealism pro-
claimed by every land but
practiced by so few. _

THE DETROIT, JEWISH NEWS

Claude Levy,
WJC Official

GENEVA (JTA)
Claude Levy, director of or-
ganization at the Secretari-
at-General of the World
Jewish Congress in Geneva,
died May 8 at age 48.
Mr. Levy was special as-
sistant to the WJC Secre-
tary General and last year
was named director of or-
ganization and member of
the WJC General Council.
Mr. Levy represetted the
WJC at the United Nations
in Geneva and at numerous
international conferences.
He was active in the Confer-
ence of International Non-
Governmental Organiza-
tions and was especially in-
terested in activities con-
cerning Jewish students and
the Third World.

Jewish Hospital
Plans Expansion

NEW YORK (JTA) — A
ceremony officially inaugu-
rating a $54 million plan to
modernize and expand Beth
Israel Medical Center
"marks the culmination of
more than two and a half
years" of planning to meet
the lower Manhattan com-
munity's "ever-increasing
health care needs," accord-
ing to Charles H. Silver,
president of the medical
center.
Scheduled for completion
in 1979, the plan calls for
modernizing and expanding
present facilities and ink-
volves 110 sub-projects, Sil-
ver said, adding that Beth
Israel is the first hospital in
New York State to finance a
project of that magnitude
with an FHA mortgage
loan.

Jonathan Thursz, Activist Who Led Morocco Jewry

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Jonathan Thursz, a leader
of Zionism in Morocco prior
to World War II and after-
wards a specialist in foreign
affairs for the U.S. govern-
ment, died last week at age
81.
Thursz, born in Poland in
1895, spent his youth in Bel-
gium and England and set-
tled in 1927 in Casablanca,
Morocco, where he started
publishing a Jewish maga-
zine that same year. In 1940
the Vichy government then
in control of Morocco closed
it.
He was a leader in Moroc-
co's Zionist organization
and represented it at World
Zionist Congresses. While in
Morocco he translated a
number of Theodor Herzl's
works from German into
French.
In July 1941, he left
Morocco after being
warned of his imminent
arrest by the Vichy regime
because he was serving as
head of the refugee com-
mittee of the Casablanca
Jewish. community. The
Vichy regime was the pup-
pet organization of French
collaborators with the

Goldie Roth, 88
Synagogue Founder

Goldie Roth, a founding
member of the Hebrew Con-
gregation of Delray and an
active member of Jewish
women's and communal or-
ganizations, died May 8 at
age 88.
Born in Hungary, Mrs.
Roth was a member of Pi-
oneer Women, a member
and past president of Theo-
dor Herzl Chapter of Bnai
Brith, past president of the
sisterhood of the Delray
congregation, a member of
the Order of the Eastern
Star, Temple Israel Sister-
hood, Jewish Home for
wandering Israelites in the Aged Women's Auxiliary,
wilderness started to come Hadassah and Women's
down for them on this day American ORT.
guaranteeing their survival
She leaves a son, Dr. Mil-
through the days of the'trek ton E.; a daughter, Mrs.
through the wilderness.
Saul H. (Dorothy) Dunitz;
Hasidic Jews make it a - two brothers, Dr. Harry
practice to give their chil- Kohn of Sarasota, Fla., and
dren their first haircuts on Dr. A. Max Krohn of Holly-
this day.
wood, Calif.; three grand-
It is claimed by some that children and five great-
a Jewish child is to be con- grandchildren.
sidered to be the fruit of his
family granted by the Al- Charles H. Rogers
mighty. Therefore, many
Charles H. Rogers, co-
Hasidic Jews will not clip
their child's hair until he is founder and president of
three years old to simulate Charles Rogers Electric
the biblical injunction Supply Co., in Dearborn,
against harvesting fruits for died May 6 at age 77.
Born in Newark, N.J., Mr.
the first three years of the
Rogers has been in the elec-
life of the tree.
tric supply business for the
Such an event called for past 15 years. He resided at
happiness — which was 16234 Oxley Rd., Southfield.
He leaves his wife, Ethel;
not allowed during the
seven weeks between Pas- two sons, Clifford and
sover and Shavuot. Thus Lawrence; a sister, Miss
the first haircut was per- Beatrice Rogensof; and six
formed on this festive day. grandchildren.
Others claim that cutting
the children's hair and leav- 1 200 Newcomers
ing the sideburns of the
boys grow is like a fulfill-
JERUSALEM (ZINS) —
ment of the biblical com- In the year 1975 all of Is-
mand which prohibits a rael's kibutzim managed to
farmer from harvesting all settle approximately 1,200
of his crops; but requires newcomers. However, it was
him to leave' the corners of learned that 25 percent of
his field for the poor. Not them left after a short time.
cutting off all the hair, but Most of the new immigrants
leaving the sideburns simu- came from the western
lates this.
countries of the free world.

Festive Lag b'Omer Breaks
Sadness of Mourning Term

By RABBI SAMUEL FOX

(Copyright 1976, JTA, Inc.)

The term "Lag b'Omer"
means the "33rd day of the
period during which the
counting of the Omer takes
place," i.e., the 33rd day of
the period between the sec-
ond day of Passover and the
first day of the Shavuot hol-
iday which follows Pasover.
In contrast to the other
days of this seven week pe-
riod which are mournful
days, this day is a happy
day. This was the name
given to this day at least
since the 13th Century.
Some claim that this
turned out to be a happy
day because either the
plague or the slaughter
which befell the 24,000 stu-
dents of Rabbi Akiba ceased
on this day.
The kabalistic authors
emphasize the mystical
meaning of this day. They
claim that the famous
Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai
met his death in a natural
way on this day instead of
falling prey to the Romans
who sought to kill him.
Having reached the end of
his life here on earth by
natural means was a vic-
tory over the tyrannical
Roman oppressors.
According to. the Hatham
Sofer, the manna which
served for the food of the

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Nazi regime.
Thursz, arriving in New
York, became editor of the
now defunct monthly
"Jewish Mirror" and then,
with America's entry into
World War II, entered the
service of the U.S. Office of
War Information and the
Office of Strategic Services.
Afterwards he joined the

State Department only to
face a new crisis in 1953
when he was suspended
from his job and then termi-
nated during the witch-hunt
against alleged Communists
in government by the late
Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
Thursz fought back and
three years later he was
cleared of all charges and

reinstated with full back
pay.
He worked in the State
Department until the com-
pulsory retirement age of 70
for a civil service employe.
For the last 10 years he has
lived partly in Baltimore
and partly in Israel. He
spent the entire time in re-
search on African countries.

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Monument Unveilings

Unveiling announcements may
be inserted by mail or by calling
The Jewish News, 17515 W. Nine
Mile, Southfield, Mich. 48075,
424-8833. Written announcements
must be accompanied by the name
and address of the person making
the insertion. There is a standing
charge of $5 for an unveiling no-
tice measuring an inch in depth.
and $10 for a notice two inches
deep with a black border.
* * *

The family of the late
Charles Glen announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in his memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 16, at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Rabbi
James Gordon will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The family of the late
Sophie Finkel announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in her memory 11:30
a.m. Sunday, May 23, at
Chesed Shel Emes Ceme-
tery. Rabbi Gottlieb will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to attend.

The family of the late
Newton S. Jackson an-
nounces the unveiling of a
monument in his memory 3
p.m. Sunday, May 16, at
Machpelah Cemetery. Rabbi
Jonathan V. Plaut will offi-
ciate. Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

The family of the late
Jenny Simon announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in her memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 23, at Beth
Moses Cemetery. Rabbi
Schnipper will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

MINNIE
LAMPCOV

DORA
SCHNEIDER

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory, 11:30
a.m. Sunday, May 16,
at Adat Shalom Ceme-
tery. Cantor Adler
will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory, noon
Sunday, May 23, at
Beth Tefilo Cemetery.
Rabbi Levine will offi-
ciate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

CHARLES
SHEA
ADLER

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 12:30
p.m. Sunday, May 23,
at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Cantor
Vieder will officiate.
Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

SARAH
BARNETT

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 12
noon Sunday, May 16
at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Rabbi Arm
will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

The family of the late
Morris Silver announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in his memory 1 4 n
Sunday, May 23, at FL
Memorial Park. Rabbi c.Tru-
skin will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to at-

tend.

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The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

AVRAM (ANDY)
MALLY

LEO STEIN

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, at
Hebrew Memorial
Park. Rabbi Stollman
and Cantor Nadvan
will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are ,
asked to attend.

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 16, at
Hebrew Memorial
Park. Rabbi Sperka
will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

FRANCES
WEINBERGER

LOUIS DUKE

SARAH
NEWMAN

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 12:30
p.m. Sunday, May 16,
at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Cantor Ad-
ler will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 16, at
Oakview Cemetery.
Rabbi Gamze will offi-
ciate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 16, at
Adat Shalom Cem(
tery. Rabbi LehrmarA
and Cantor Klein will
officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked
to attend.

The Family
of the Late

MRS. KENNETH
(FAY) HERMAN

The Family
of the Late

MARION OTIS

TOBY WEISS

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, at
Clover Hill Park Ce-
metery. Rabbi Syme
will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 11:30
a.m. Sunday, May 23,
at Bnai David Ceme-
tery. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

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Announces the un-
veiling of a monument,
in her memory, 12:30
p.m. Sunday, May 16,
at Chesed Shel Emes
Cemetery. Rabbi
Sperka will officiate.
Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

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