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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-09-16

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18 Friday, September 16, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

To all our friends & cus-
tomers we wish a

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Lebanon Border Plan Revealed

NEW YORK — Lebanese

sources say that Israel has
agreed to allow a 2,000-man
Lebanese army to patrol
the Lebanese border with Is-

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rael and prevent fighting be-
tween Christians and Pales-
tinians.
The sources said that
under pressure from the
U.S.. Israel has also agreed
to halting its aid to the
Christian forces in ex-
change for a Palestinian
pullback to 10 miles froth
the border and a firm prom-
ise not to conduct raids
against Israel from Leba-
non.

Meanwhile, in an Associ-
ated Press report, Leba-
nese Moslem villages along
the border claimed Israel is
trying to coerce border vil-
lages into cooperating by of-
fering building projects,
food and ammunition.

The Moslems say that
The Israelis have "or-
dered" their Christian
allies to shell the villages
even though Palestinian
troops hav6 left the area.

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TEL AVIV (JTA) — Uzi
Narkiss, head of the Jewish
Agency's aliya department,
reported that 21,000 people
had made aliya during the
Jewish calendar year 5737.

To shut one's eye to chari-
ty is like worshipping idols.

For You And All Whom You Hold
Dear, May You Live And Love,
May It Be A Good New Year,
Graced With Good Health And
Blessed With Happiness In A
World Of Peace.

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Book by Holocaust Survivor's Kin
Serves as Worthy Educational Tool

By DR. HENRY KRYSTAL

(Editor's Note: The re-
view of "Living After the
Holocaust : Reflections by
the Post-War Generation in
America" by Lucy Y. -Stein-
itz with David M. .Szonyi
(Bloch Publishing Co.), was
written by Dr. Henry Krys-
tal, professor of psychiatry
at Michigan State Univer-
sity.)

The Holocaust continues
to be part of Jewish life
and consciousness and re-
quires constant attention to
its implications and con-
sequences.
This small volume is a
manifestation of an ongoing
effort on the part of the sec-
ond generation. the children
of the survivors, to deal con-
sciously within their lives
and families with the impli-
cations of the Holocaust to
them. Lucy Steinitz, the sen-
ior editor describes it as fol-
lows:

"The writers of this vol-
ume are young American
Jews for whom the
Holocaust is not past his-
tory. It burns within us, al-
though almost none of us
were old enough to remem-
ber much of World War II,
and most, in fact, were
born after 1945. Never-
theless, all of our lives, our
theologies, and our collec-
tive world view have been
affected by the Holocaust.
When we read reports of
the atomic bomb, impover-
ished Jewish communities
in Russia, the Middle East,
or New York, or of the
threat of Israel's annihila-
tion, our memories slip
back 30 years.
"Psychologically, the
trauma of the Holocaust
continues. There is part of
all of us that is survivor;
wrestling between hatred
and pacifism, depression
and hope. This book is in-
tended to provide a vehicle
for the sharing of our emo-
tional responses to the
Holocaust—perhaps by dem-
onstrating a recognition
that we are all partners in
the legacy of a post-
Holocaust world."

--

tively participating in resist-
ance. others were scattered
throughout Europe in vari-
ous situations and with
varying kinds of in-
volvements in the
Holocaust.
Consequently. there is
quite a variety of expe-
riences and also a variety
of ways of dealing with the
problem within the family
With the exception of one
chapter by Erica Wonder-
man who reviews "once
over lightly" some of the re-
ports on the psychological
studies of survivors and
their children. the book basi-
cally deals with the
struggles of these fine and
talented young people in
dealing with the philosophi-
cal and religious challenges
of the Holocaust as well as
some of the problems of
identity resulting from liv-
ing in a very special social
situation.

The book therefore, has a
greater utility to the gener-
al public than it would oth-
erwise, for these youngsters
have consciously confronted
themselves with the implica-
tions of the Holocaust to
their moral, ethical and
human orientation.

The task of conscious con-
frontation with the implica-
tions of the Holocaust con-
tinues to confront all of us.
but not everyone has de-
voted himself to resolving
or accomplishing it. This
little volume may serve as
an inspiration for one so
doing and provide some
help in it.
For instance, there is a
chapter by Eric Kimmel on
the children's literature on
the Holocaust which might
provide a reference for
some discussion on books
that can be used to in-
troduce children to the idea
of the Holocaust within the
family. or within some
group settings such as a
Hebrew School or other
Jewish organizations. Also

useful as a model is the pre-
sentation (in an edited and
condensed fashion) of a con-
versation or group session
between five children of sur-
vivors dealing with their
feelings about themselves
and their families. On the
whole. this is an encour-
aging and constructive little
book of considerable inter-
est in illustrating various
ways of dealing with survi-
vorship and with the whole
idea of the Holocaust by the
"second generation."

Each of the contributions
and the contributors illus-
trate a helpful and success-
ful way of dealing with the
mastery of the Holocaust ex-
perience. Perhaps this can
best be summarized by an
excerpt from an essay by
Leonard Levin, a post-doc-
toral fellow in philosophy
and Jewish theology at the
Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America, who is ac-
tive in various organs of
the Havura movement. The
essay is entitled "Why the
Jews?" In it Levin states:

"Nazism may be re-
garded, in its broader as-
pects. as a program to
eradicate all Jewish in-
fluences from the world—
ethical, social, religious—
and to enthrone in their
place, their exact antith-
eses. In place of an ethic of
compassion and justice. an
ethic of brutality and con-
flict was to prevail: in
place of an egalitarian so-
cial norm, an aristocratic
one; in place of a spiritual
God. Nature-under its dark-
est aspects was to be wor-
shipped as divine. The phys-
ical elimination of the Jews
as a people was to be the
ritual-symbolic celebration
of this transformation of
the world, and that is why
the destruction of nine mil-
lion other Europeans has no-
where near the same signifi-
cance for Hitler as the de-
struction of six million
Jews."

Israel Making Frantic Effort
to Exploit All Water Resources

To help the active mas-
JERUSALEM — Israel is
tery of this challenge, there
making an all-out effort to
have sprung up in a num-
utilize the scant natural
ber of communities. dis-
water resources it pos-
cussion groups of the chil-
sesses. A long-range plan
dren of survivors of the
seeks to increase the coun-
Holocaust devoted to the
try's available water by 50
sharing of their feelings
percent by 1990 using desali-
and experiences. This book
nation and recycling.
seems to be the outgrowth
Three flash-evaporation
of one such group, particu-
plants now supply desali-
larly talented. which seems
nated water to the Red Sea
to be at least in part, associ-
port town of Eilat and with-
attd with the magazine Re-
in 15 years. Israel intends to
sponse: A Contemporary
have plants with capacities
Jewish Review."
of up to 100-million gallons
The talent and interest of
a day.
the group is quite impres-
Israel also plans on large-
sive and varied. represent-
scale recycling of urban
ed by rather good poetry.
autobiographical and liter: —sewage and liquid wastes,
although such recycling is
ary works, philosophical, re-
at present very limited, and
ligious, sociological and psy-
most waste water is not
chological studies and in-
reused. Recycled water in
cluding even sculpture.
the future will not be used
Equally varied is the back-
for drinking, but will be
ground of the parents of
available for unrestrictd ag-
these young people. some of
ricultural use.
whom were in a position to.
leave Germany prior to the
Other methods currently_
outbreak of the war. others
in use include the redisco-
were in France and ac-
very of ancient Nabatean

farming and water storage
methods employed success-
fully in the Negev desert.
The Israelis are also using
brackish water — recently
discovered in vast quan-
tities in underground reser-
voirs — to raise healthy cot-•
ton, potatoes and cucum-
bers.

Also, clouds are routinely
seeded, and Israeli scien-
tists say they have used
seeding to increase rainfall
up to 15 percent in some
areas.
Despite the fact that
about half of Israel is
desert, agriculture is big
business. At least 70 per-
cent of all water is used for
farming irrigation. Five per-
cent of the population not
only produces all of the
country's internal agricul-
tural needs, but also grows
enough high-quality straw-
berries, avocadoes and flow-
ers to supply European
countries throughout the
winter.

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