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February 11, 1977 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-02-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

B - G University to Offer Yiddish

Boris Smolar's

'Between You
... and Me'

Editor-in-Chief
Eineritus, JTA

(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)

O c:

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The discovery of the first
snake fossil in Israel, a
marine snake some 80-100
million years old, has
been reported by Prof.
George Haas of the zool-
ogy department of the
Hebrew .University of
Jerusalem.
This is not only the first
fossil snake found in Is-
rael, but also a rare find
in the whole world be-
cause of the excellent
preservation of its skull.
The snake's length is es-
timated by the universi-
ty's experts at five to six
feet long.
The fossil was found in
the hills of Jerusalem, an
area where fossils of a var-
iety of fish had been found
in the past in stone tablets

from the Cretaceous
period. Crabs, mollusks,
sea urchins apd starfish
have all been found in ex-
cellent condition in the
same area.
One of the astonishing
finds in recent years was
the discovery of turtle
fossils with their shells
beautifully preserved in
stone. Turtles similar to
the fossilized ones found
here are alive today in
Central and South
America and in Madagas-
car.

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Aged Snake Fossil Found
as Result of Jerusalem Dig

According to Tehoah,
who is a former Israeli
Ambassador to the UN,
the Yiddish program is
aimed at increasing
mutual understanding
and respect between the
Oriental and Western
Jewish communities in
Israel.
He said the Yiddish
courses have proven sur-
prisingly popular with
Ben-Gurion University
students.

.171 .1

COMMUNAL CURRENTS: The issue of not admit-
ting Jews as members of a number prestigious Ameri-
can social clubs has been relegated to a rear position
during the last 10 years by Jewish organizations
standing guard on equal rights for Jew's: Some of the
discriminating clubs — including university clubs —
!lave in the meantime begun to accept Jews as mem-
bers, while others are still stubbornly clinging to their
policy of keeping their doors closed to Jews.
Now the issue is coming back to the forefront,
rought there by newly-appointed U.S. Attorney Gen-
ral Griffin Bell. Bell, a prominent jurist and a
longtime friend of President Carter, has been a
member of two exclusionary clubs in Atlanta.
National Jewish organization are especially per-
turbed by the fact that Bell declared that he is now
giving up his membership in these discriminating
clubs only temporarily, for as long as he is in the gov-
ernment in Washington. His statement provoked a
good deal of criticism on the part of American Jewish
leaders. They interpret it to mean that the new Attor ,
ney General believes that social clubs have a right to
practice racial and religious discrimination.
It is the obligation of an Attorney General to pro-
tect all American citizens against discrimination
based on racial, religious or ethnic origin prejudices.
Jewish leaders feel uneasy about Bell's implied inten-
tion to re-join the two discriminating clubs in Atlanta
when he returns to civilian life.
IMPLANTING ANTI-JEWISH MOODS: The ar-
gument of those who oppose admission of Jews into
their clubs is usually that Jews have their own pre-
stigious clubs — like the Harmonie Club in New York,
the Standard Club in Chicago, and similar clubs in
other cities. "Why should Jews be ambitious to be ac-
cepted as members in non-Jewish clubs where they are
not wanted?" they ask.
The issue is not that Jews are not admitted in the
exclusionary clubs as individuals, but that the ban is
practiced against Jews as a group.
These clubs are not merely places of social associa-
tion. They are also interrelated with managerial posi-
tions in the large industries and business corpora-
tions. When Jews are excluded from these clubs, they
are actually excluded from full participation in Ameri-
can economic life.
DANGEROUS MALADY: There are Jews who say:
"What for do we need the ,anti-Jewish social clubs; why
are some Jews so anxious to be accepted there when we
are not wanted?"
The American Jewish Committee is of the opinion
that it is a mistake in taking such an attitude. It be-
lieves that social clubs which do not admit Jews consti-
tute a "dangerous malady" for American Jewry in
times of stress, especially in years-of economic difficul-
ties when a scapegoat is looked for to blame for these
difficulties.
The American Jewish Committee has started its
fight against discriminating clubs some 20 years ago.
But there are still clubs that practice discrimination
today. The fight against them has been lessened in the
last 10 years because the American Jewish community
has been engaged in other more urgent problems. The
recogpition given now by Attorney General Bell to
exclAionary clubs draws again the attention of na-
tional Jewish organizations to this issue.

TEL AVIV (JTA) —
Ben-Gurion University in
Beersheba is enriching
its Yiddish curriculum
with two new courses es-
tablished with the . assis-
tance of Harry and
Hanna Singer of New
York.
The courses, to be of-
the
within
fered
the
of
framework
humanities and social
sciences are the writings
of Sholom Aleichem and
the "Shtetl" as mirrored
in Yiddish literature.
Both will be taught by
Anna Driesner who came
to Israel from Poland 14
years ago. She presently
teaches Yiddish at Ben-
Gurion UniVersity.
In announcing the
courses, Ben-Gurion Uni-
versity President Yosef
Tekoah noted that the uni-
versity is far; removed
from Yiddish-speaking
enclaves in Israel and that
over one-third of its stu-
dent body consists of
Oriental Jews.
Nevertheless, he said it
has embarked on a pro-
gram to preserve and
perpetuate Yiddish cul-
ture.

During the first half of
the 20th Century Jews
constituted less than
one-half of one percent of
the world's population.
During that time 10 per-
cent of the Nobel prize
winners were Jewish.

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