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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-09-09

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78 Friday, September 9, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Humble Jabotinsky Recalled

EVA & TOM ADELSON wish al
their family and friends a
happy and healthy New Year

(Continued from Page 77)

Our best wishes for a healthy
and happy New Year

MR. & MRS. ARTHUR
CUTLER and LENA

Sincere wishes to my family
and friends. Good health and
happiness for the New Year

MYNNE EDWARDS

EDITH & RONALD ELMS and
ALAN

wish all their family and
friends a happy New Year

Wishing all our relatives and
friends a happy and healthy
New Year

SEYMOUR, SYLVIA, LYNN,
AM AND MICHAEL FURMAN

Happy New Year

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sionist summer camp out-
side New York City.
As was his custom, he did
not stay in a luxury hotel in
New York, but in .one of the
cheaper ones—the Kim-
berly Hotel on Broadway
and 74th St. When I came
to visit him there, I found
him very depressed and
lonely. He missed his wife
and only son, Ari, who was
then trapped in France
which was already in Nazi
hands.
He poured out his heart
to me and said that the
Kimberly Hotel was "too ex-
pensive." He later moved
mto a furnished room on
74th St., but he did not com-
plain about his poor circum-
stances to anyone. To this
day I can't understand why
the Revisionist Party in
New York let him live in
such poverty.
I can't understand either
why no one in the Revision-
ist Party was then con-
cerned about his son's fate.
A close friend of Jabotinsky
asked me in 1940 whether
as an American citizen I
would make out an affidavit
for an American visa for
Ari Jabotinsky and his
fiancee, Aviva Kagan, thus
enabling them to leave
Nazi-occupied France. I
willingly did so.
Mrs. Jabotinsky, who fi-
nally got out of England
and came to New York
when London was under
constant bombardment by
Nazi planes, never forgot
what I had done.
After her husband's sud-
den death, I got a call from
Mrs. Jabotinsky, a lonely
and sick woman, who was
living in poverty in a brown-
stone on a rundown street
between Broadway and Cen-
tral Park West. "I don't
know how much longer I'll
live," she said melancholi-
cally, "but I'm in your debt
and would like to repay you
as circumstances permit."
"In my debt ?!" I said,
not comprehending. "I
don't think you owe me any-
thing. I've never lent you or
your husband any money!"

"I'm not talking about mon-
ey,"—I could almost see

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Best Wishes for The New Year

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smile.
aristocratic
her
"You've given us some-
thing .far more valuable
than money. You helped
my son get out of France;
you were instrumental in
having him get an Ameri-
can visa at a time when his
life was in danger. A
mother does not forget
these things!"
I tried to make light of
the whole thing.
"Don't worry, " she said
good-naturedly. "I don't in-
tend to give you a present
for what you've done for
us. I don't have enough
money for a proper gift. I
can only repay you with a
home-cooked dinner for you
and your wife. I would like
to have you over for din-
ner."

We agreed on a date and I
felt she was very happy.
We, of course, spoke in Rus-
sian because she and her
husband had always spoken
to each other in that lan-
guage and it was to some
extent like their native lan-
guage.
When we arrived for din-
ner at her small shabby
apartment, we found her
dressed in her very best.
She was a very pretty and
sophisticated woman; one
could sense her sophis-
tication not only from her
speech but also from , her
fine manners.
"I'm not in the best of
health," she said to us after
offering us drinks. "I don't
feel like I used to when I
was younger. But age and
poor hearth could not stop
me from cooking you the
best dinner I could. I
wasn't joking when I said
that as Ari's mother, I feel
I am deepy indebted to you
for what you did for him.
Now I'll feel better. At
least I won't have it on my
conscience that I didn't
even thank you properly."
Despite the whole atmos-
phere of poverty in the
small apartment, the table
was elegantly set with fine
silverware. "This is all I
have left from the better
years," she explained. The
food, which she served her-
self, proved she knew the
taste. of good food and that
she was also a good cook. It
was a real pleasure to sit
with her at the table and
chat about her great hus-
band, her able son, and
people we both knew.
But she couldn't sit very
long. I noticed how weak
she was, even though she
had certainly rested before
we came. The work in-
volved in preparing the
food, cooking, setting the
table—which she did all by
herself—sapped her of quite
a lot of energy. I therefore
suggested she lie on the
sofa and we would keep her
company. She was grateful
for my suggestion and ac-
cepted it.
We were later to visit her
on several occasions just to
make her feel less lonely.
We sensed her gloom on
every visit. As the weeks
went by, it became harder
and harder for her to go
downstairs to buy food and
carry it back upstairs to
her apartment. I never
asked her about her -finan-
cial status and not once did
she complain about her
poor living conditions. I
thought the Revisionist Par-
ty in the United States was
probably taking care of her
financial needs. Revisionist

leaders in New York al-
ways used to speak of her
as "our mother."
My personal relationship
with the Revisionist Party
leadership in New York
was not good. Exept for Dr.
Joseph Schechtman, none
of them was a leading fig-
ure. Dr. Schechtman was
an old friend of mine whom
I deeply respected. He was
a first class journalist, a
clear-headed thinker, the au-
thor of solid works, and a
high-minded person in gen-
eral.
After the state of Israel
was established, Menahem
Begin, as a Revisionist lead-
er, came to the United
States for the first time.
The Revisionists gave a big
dinner in his honor at the
Waldorf-Astoria. The dinner
was a huge success, not on-
ly because of large turn-
out but also because of Be-
gin's speech. His strongest
point, which was thunde-
rously applauded, came at
the beginning of his ad-
dress: -
pie
"I know that some people
in this hall are expecting
me to sharply criticize Pre-
mier David Ben-Gurion
from this podium. I want
them to know that in Israel
I have a lot to criticize
Ben-Gurion about, but not
when I'm abroad. Abroad I
am an Israeli citizen and
the Israeli Premier is my
Premier. From this podium
I will not utter a single
word against him or his gov-
ernment."
Begin won many friends
because of this statement—
even among non-Revision-
ists. He was sitting in the
very center of the dais with
Mrs. Jabotinsky on his
right. About her he had this
to say: "I consider her to
be my mother," and he was
again thunderously ap-
plauded. A large part of his
address was of course de-
voted to his late chief,
Vladimir Jabotinsky, about
whom he spoke with awe
and religious passion.
Mrs. Jabotinsky, like her
husband, also died in New
York. Their remains were
later disinterred and taken
to Israel when Levi Eshkol
became Premier. They now
lie on Mount Herzl in Je-
rusalem.

MR. & MRS. HERMAN
ROSEICERG AND FAMLY

CHANA and CHAIM LEWIN

MR. & MRS. LOUIS LUMBERG

Wishing all our friends and
relatives a very happy and
healthy New Year

wish their children, grand
children, relatives and friends
a happy and healthy New
Year

ADELE & JOE RUTMAN AND
FAMLY

We wish all our dear friend,-
and relatives a happy and
healthy New Year

MR. & MRS. MANTON
SAULSON AND FAMILY

GERTRUDE and HERMAN
PRITZ

wish all their family an
friends a happy New Yea,

NEW YEAR BEST WISHES

SUN OIL CO.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
To Our Friends & Customers

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JACK NISHANIAN
Master Jeweler

Tel. 559-7017

23077 Greenfield Cor. 9 Mile
Advance Bldg. — Suite 352
Southfield, Mich. 48075

To Our Friends & Customers

A HAPPY NEW YEAR

JOEY'S SMOKE &

GIFT SHOP

Joe & Sharon Katz
Marty r Lynn & Paula

Histadrut's Meshel
Visits Meany Here

WASHINGTON (JTA )—
Yeruham Meshel, secretary
general of Histadrut, was in
the U.S. recently as guest
of the AFL-CIO.
Israel's top-ranking labor
leader, who was invited to
come here by AFL-CIO
president George Meany,
was told by the American
labor leader that he fully
agreed with the Histadrut
position opposing com-
pulsory arbitration in labor
disputes. a step favored by
the Likud government.
Meany also reportedly told
Meshel that if there is a
confrontation between the
Likud government and His-
tadrut. be on your
side."
During his visit here,
Meshel also met with Vice
President Walter Mondale
and Labor Secretary Ray
Marshall.

Happy New Year to all our
friends relatives

To all our friends and
relatives a happy and healthy
New Year



HONEYWELL
BARBER
SALON

Wishes

all

their

friends and customers

a happy and joyous

New Year

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MAIN FLOOR, HONEYWELL BLDG.
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