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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-08-06

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54 Friday, August 6, 1976

American Rabbis
to Study Aliya

NEW YORK — Twelve
Conservative. rabbis, ac-
companied by members of
their families, left New
York last reel: for a two
week tour jointly spon-
sored by The Rabbinical
Assembly and the Aliya
Department of the
Jewish Agency in Israel.
The visitors will be joined
by 50 other members of
the Conservative rabbini-
cal group now working,
living or visiting there to
explore ways and means
by which the Conserva-
tive movement can coop-
erate with Israel in the
development of American
aliya, and the expansion
of the conservative
movement in Israel.


Leo J. Nelson, 63

French Jewish Origin Discovered
of 13th Century 'German' Manuscript

Leo J. Nelson, vice pres-
ident of American Jet-
way, Inc., a custom pac-
kaging manufacturing
concern, died Aug. 1 at
age 63.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Nelson had been with the
firm for the past eight
years. He was a former
executive with the Nel-
son Chemical Co., chemi-
cal manufacturers. He
was a past commander of
the Silverman Post of the
Jewish War Veterans and
a member of Cong. Bnai
David. He resided at
29340 Lancaster Dr.,
He leaves his wife,
Bertha; a son, Dr. Samuel
of Westmont, Ill,; a
daughter, Mrs. Harry
(Sharon) Lubetsk! ?f
Annandale, Va.;
brothers, Harold .' and
Morie; a sister, Mrs. Jack
(Florence) Schey; and one

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Israeli Officials
to Address ZOA

NEW YORK — Among
the highlights of the 79th
Zionist Organization of
America national conven-
tion which will take place
Sept. 9-12 at The Waldorf-
Astoria Hotel in New York
City, will be the addresses
by Yosef Almogi, chairman
of the executive of the Jew-
ish Agency and the World
Zionist Organization; Leon
Dulzin, president of the
World Union of General
Zionists and Jewish Agency
treasurer, and Knesset
Member Simcha Erlich,
who is chairman of the exec-
utive committee of the Is-
rael Liberal Party.

Morris Green, 86

Morris Green, a resi-
dential builder, died Aug.
2 at age 86.
Born in Lithuania, Mr.
Green was the founder
and president since 1940
of the Bon-Tel Building
Co. He was a member of
Cong. Bnai Israel-Beth
Yehudah and Pisgah
Lodge of Bnai Brith.
He leaves his wife, Net-
tie; three daughters, Mrs.
Albert (Bertha) Kanfer,
Mrs. Douglas (Sylvia)
Chandler and Mrs. Doris
Hollo; three sisters, Mrs.
Abe (Freda), Green, Mrs.
Ida Fink and Mrs. Rose
Hoffman of California; 10
grandchildren and seven
great grandchildren.

Prof. Norman Golb, of the University of Chicago, after recently completing a book on. the 13th Century
Jewish community in Rouen, France, relaxed in the Joods Histroisch Museum in Amsterdam. Admiring the
gold inlay and beautifully illustrated German manuscript called "The Great Mahazor" he discovered that the
calligrapher's handwriting was similar to that of the same 13th Century scribe who wrote some of the
manuscripts he had read in connection with his book. The work proved to be by the Normanic scribe and also
one of the most unique treasures in Jewish manuscript art in existence. The above illustration is a page from
the "Great Mahazor" manuscript in the Joods Histroisch Museum.

Entebbe Heroes Have Famous Relatives


Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

TEL AVIV — The mar-
velous rescue operation
of the hostages from the
hijacked Air France
plane at Entebbe Airport
included the names of
three Israeli officers who
have a brilliant fighting
The commander of the
Israeli parachutists Gen.
Dan Shomron, (who
headed the rescue opera-
tion), Gen. Rehaveam
Zeevi (who is called
Ghandi and headed the
campaign against Arab
terrorist infiltrators from
Jordan in the years
1967-1971) is special ad-
viser to Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin in special

security matters and was
sent after the hijacking of
the Air France plane in a
special secret mission to
France to carry out
negotiations with the
French government.
The third officer was
Yonatan Netanyahu,
who was killed heading
the Israeli commandos in
the Entebbe action.
It turned out that the
grandfathers of the Gen-
erals Shomron and Zeevi
were Hassidim of Gur, who
came many years ago from
Poland to Eretz Israel.
They were very close to
the late Rabbi of Gur Mor-
decai Alter.
The grandfather of
Gen. Shomron was Ab-
raham Rost, an expert in
Talmud. He used to recite

ADL Publishes Teacher's Guide

Anti-Defamation League
of Bnai Brith issued a
publication last week on
"Pluralism in a Democra-
tic Society" as a resource
guide for social studies
Entitled "An Ethnic
Dimension in American
History" and designed to
provide a model teaching
unit on the period from
1880 to 1920, it de-
monstrates how ethnic
content can be integrated
into the American his-
tory curriculum. The
guide suggests activities,
discussion questions and
printed and audio-visual

teachers prepare stu-
dents for life in a society
of many cultural, racial
and ethnic groups.
The goals of the unit,
according to the League,
are to improve students'
understanding of their
own heritage and that of
others and the contribu-
tions of numerous ethnic
groups to American de-
Copies are available
through ADL's publica-
tions department, 315
Lexington Avenue, New
York, NY 10016, or any of
the agency's 26 regional

from the Torah in the
synagogue of the Rabbi of
Gur. He also used to
transmit the sayings of
the rabbi to the wider cir-
cles of his Hassidim.
The grandfather of
Gen. Zeevi, Pinhas
Wokowitz, was also a de-
voted Hasid of Gur. Both
grandfathers lived in
Jerusalem and were close
friends. Today it is said,
that obviously the two
grandchildren, the. two
heroic generals con-
nected with the brilliant
resuce operation in En-
tebbe, have inherited the
zeal, pathos and devotion
to the cause of the Jewish
people and Israel from
their grandfathers.
The grandfather of
Nethanyahu was a
grandchild of the famous
Rabbi Natan
Milikowskim who was one
of the most brilliant
speakers and Zionist
propagandists in Eretz
Israel and- many coun-
tries of the world. He was
born in Lithuania in 1879
and died in Jerusalem in
He became famous as
an ardent Zionist speaker
as a youngster in Czarist
Russia and Poland. In
1920 he came to Eretz Is-
rael and was manager of
a school in Safed. He was
active in fostering the es-
tablishment of new
Jewish settlements in
Galilee and in increasing
the Jewish population of
In 1924, .,he was given

the duty of directing
Zionist activity by the
Zionist leader Menahem
Mendel Ussishkin and
sent to England for prop-
aganda purposes. In
London and other British
cities he succeeded in
drawing even non-Jews
to Zionism.
He turned one of the
highest British officials,
Windham Deeds, into a
friend of Zionism. He was
later sent from London to
Israel as chief secretary
of the British Mandatory
journeys to several
European countries and
the U.S., Rabbi Natan

Milikowski returned to
Eretz Israel. His
speeches were published
in a book. His analysis of
the future of World Jewry
and Zionism has proved
realistic and true.

`If UN Ousts Israel
More May Follow'

Foreign Minister Yigal Al-
lon warned that if Israel
were suspended from the
forthcoming UN General
Assembly several leading
Western countries would
"suspend themselves" from
the assembly in protest.
Addressing a meeting of
Labor Party leaders in Tel
Aviv, Allon said he based his
prediction on solid knowl-
At the same meeting,
called to boost the party's
preparations for its mem-
bership drive and internal
elections, Premier Yitzhak
Rabin attacked Hebrew
University Prof. Yigael Ya-
din, who has publicly chal-
lenged him for the premier-
ship. Without mentioning
the soldier-turned-archaeol-
ogist by name, Rabin de-
nounced "false messiahs"
who had emerged to "ret)
roactively" discover f".,
there was political rot
Israeli establishment.
Yadin made the "rot"
charge in a speech in Tel
Aviv last weekend.
"Our democratic system
is being challenged," Rabin
said. "A period of messian-
ism has begun . . . Mes-
siahs who suddenly find rot
everywhere. For 20 years
they were quiet . . ." The
premier noted that Jewish
history had been plagued by
false messiahs.

The son of Rabbi Natan
Milikowski, Prof. Benzion
Netanyahu, is a jour-
nalist who helped Prof.
Josef Klauner to edit the
newspaper of the Re-
Jerusalem. During recent
years, Prof. Netanyahu
has been one of the chief
editors of the Hebrew
Encyclopedia, which is
printed by "Massada .

UJA Restructures Press Department

United Jewish Appeal has
restructured its campaign
and public relations opera-
tions, making a number of
recent additions and re-
alignments in its national
staff, Irving Bernstein, UJA
executive vice chairman an-
The changes were made to
increase overall efficiency
and productivity, while at
the same time enabling the
UJA to move into the 1977
nationwide campaign at in-
creased strength.
Melvyn H. Bloom, assist-
ant executive vice chairman,
has assumed direction of
the campaign department,
succeeding Donald H. Klein
who has accepted the post of
executive director of the


Jewish Federation of South
Broward, in Hollywood, Fla.
Robert A. Pearlman, a
former member of UJA's
campaign department, re-
turns to the national office
on Sept. 1 as an associate
campaign director.
David Mark was named
the new associate director of
public relations.

Negev Settlement

NEGEV — The newest
settlement in the northern
Negev is Ashalim, the first
new settlement in this area
in the last 24 years, since
the establishment of Kibutz
Sde Boker. The Jewish Na-
tional Fund has relcaimed a
1,000 dunams of land for the
infrastructure of the settle-
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