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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-09-16

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54 Friday, September 16, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Philanthropist Helen DeRoy Dies `Fiddler' Star Zero Mostel Dead

Helen L. DeRoy, leader
in Jewish phifanthropic en-
deavors, died Wednesday at
age 95.

Widow of Aaron DeRoy,
who was prominent in the
automotive industry prior
to his death in 1935. Mrs.
DeRoy established the
Helen L. DeRoy Foundation
through which she made
many major philanthropic
contributions. Among the
projects for which she has
been a benefactor are resi-
dence halls at Brandeis Uni-
versity and Wayne State
University; auditoriums at
WSU and the Jewish Com-
munity Center; the Chil-
dren's Rehabilitation Cen-
ter at Children's Hospital;
a wing at the Dossin Great
Lakes Museum on Belle
Isle and the sanctuary at
Temple Beth El.

The foundation also estab-
lished several university
Mrs. DeRoy was a mem-

ber of the Fresh Air So-

ciety, Detroit Historical So-
ciety, Jewish Community
Council, Hadassah, Nation-
al Council of Jewish Wom-
en, Detroit Yacht Club and

the Great Lakes Club.

She leaves nieces and
nephews. Services 1 p.m.
today in the Helen L.
DeRoy sanctuary at
Temple Beth El.

U.S. Seeks 'Palestinian' Voice
in Any Mideast Peace Talks

itiatives in the Middle East
received mixed reactions
early this week.
Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization leader Yasir Ara-
fat spurned a U.S. plan for
an "unarmed" Palestinian
The following day, Arafat
and Egyptian President An-
war Sadat applauded Mon-
day's U.S. call for Palesti-
nian representation in any
new Mideast peace talks.
The U.S. State Depart-
ment announcement, made
Monday, also called for Pa-
lestinian recognition of
United Nations Resoldtion

242. which implicitly recog-
nizes Israel.
Following the State De-
partment announcement, Is-
raeli spokesmen did not
rule out Palestinian repre-
sentation. but adamantly re-
fused to consider the PLO
as a negotiating partner.
This has been Israel's posi-
tion for some time.
Avi Pazner of the Israel
Embassy in Washington re-
peated Israel's position that
it would negotiate with Pa-
lestinians, but not with the
PLO. "this murderous or-
ganization, practicing gen-
ocide aimed at the __destruc-
tion of Israel."

NEW YORK — Zero Most-
el, the man who turned Sho-
lem Aleichem's Tevye the
dairyman into a living leg-
end on Broadway, died
Sept. 8 at age 62.
Born Samuel Joel Mostel
in Brooklyn, the actor was
preparing for pre-Broadway
performances of a new
play. "The Merchant,"
when he became ill.
Mr. Mostel enjoyed the
success his acting had
brought him, but it took
many years and much
heartache to reach such ac-
claimed status in the acting
world. He was miscast in a

After returning to the
United States to finish their
schooling and prepare for
aliya, they reluctantly con-
cluded that a moshav
wasn't in their future be-
cause it wasn't compatible
with their training and oc-
cupational interests.

However after a meeting
with Eldad Gissin of the
Jewish Agency's settlement
department last year, they
realized that an industrial
moshav could be the an-
Israel's first industrial
moshav, Neve Ilan, was es-
tablished near Jerusalem in
1970 and Israeli government
officials are now pro-

Coke Signs Egypt
Citrus Agreement

NEW YORK — Coca-Cola
Co. officials expect that a
$50 million agreement with
Egypt to help its faltering
citrus industry will lead to
the removal of Coca-Coca
from the Arab boycott list.
The Atlanta-based firm
has been blacklisted since
1967 by the Arabs for doing
business with Israel.
A company spokesman
said, however, that the firm
will not stop doing business
with Israel in order to get
off the boycott list.

nouncing the experiment a
success. The Berkeley
group, now composed of
some 25 members, ranging
in age from 21 to 35, is one
of several groups following
in Neve Ilan's footsteps
with the encouragement of
the Jewish Agency.

The new group has cho-
sen the name "Sof Maa-
rav," or "Far Reaches of
the West" referring to the
group's current location on
the Pacific coast and to a
famous poem by Yehuda

Recitation of Kadish


(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)

The Kadish is recited in
Aramaic instead of Heb-
rew. A variety of reasons
have been offered for this
One reason states that
this is done because the
angels do not understand.
Aramaic and the recita-
tion of the Kadish by
humans would thus not
antagonize them. It is
suggested that they
might be antagonized be-
cause such recitation:,
are made by the 'angels
who might become jeal-
ous of man's invasion into
their role.
Others contend that
the angels who seek to ac-
cuse man before the
heavenly throne would
not be aware that this
Kadish was being recited
in justification of man's
role since it is in a diffe-
rent language. It is also
stated that reciting the
Kadish in the Aramaic
language casts man's role
in a distinctive from in-
stead of having him just
become an incitation of
angelic performances.

A second reason for re-
citing the Kadish in
:Aramaic is so that it would
not arouse the suspicion of
evil kings who might for-
hid its recitation as they
once did of other parts of
the liturgy, because it
might seem to them that
Jewish worshippers did

not consider their kingly
role as supreme —
placing the role of the Al-
mighty above them. This,
the kings feared, might
lead to rebellion.

A third reason ad-
vanced notes that the
Aramaic language was
once the day-to-day lan-
guage of_ Jews. There
were at that time some
Jews who did not under-
stand Hebrew, but who
understood Aramaic as a
jargon. Since the Kadish
was originally recited by
the ordinary Jews after a
deep lecture had been of-
fered by the learned, it
was put into a language
they could more easily
understand and recite.
It is required to recite
Kadish seven times a day.

Many derive it from the
verse in the Psalms which
says "Seven times a day do
I praise Thee" (Psalms
119:164). This Kadish is, of
course, the Kadish which
is recited after definite
sections of the daily

The number seven is
regarded by some as indi-

cating• a totality of ex-
perience, meaning that
man praises the Al-
rnighty for every type of
experience he has on this
earth, there actually
being no experience
where man does not
realize the wonders of the
presence ofthe Almighty.

Monument Unveilings

two inches deep with a black border..

The family of the late Re-
gina Greenhut announces

the unveiling of a mon-
ument in her memory 1
p.m. Sunday. Sept. 18 at
Hebrew Memorial Park.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

* * *

HaLevi in which he de-
clares that while his body
was in "the far reaches of
the west" (Spain), his heart
was in the east.

Work has begun on some
innovative toys powered by
solar energy cells and on a
line of decorative ceramics.
Thoughts for future proj-
ects include manufacture of
electro-optical and biome-
dical instruments as well as
solar energy devices and
educational games and ma-

mineworker. For a time, he
was a WPA lecturer and
spoke on art at the Museum
of Modern Art, the Frick
Museum and the Museum
of Science and Industry.
He often joked that he
had acquired the name Ze-
ro for his academic per-

formance in school; it was
actually given to him by
Ivan Black, a press agent
who was doing publicity for
Cafe Society Downtown
where Mr. Mostel did corn-
edy routines and impres-
sions. Black said he picked
Zero for a nickname be-
cause the actor was start-
ing from nothing.
The actor's body was cre-
mated without prior serv-
ices according to his wish-

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American's Moshav Concentrating on Industry

NEW YORK—A group of
young American Jews have
formed a "moshav" with
an industrial rather than an
agricultural economic- base.
Andy Pearlman, a gradu-
ate student in bio-physics at
the University of California
at Berkeley, together with
his wife Debbie, first con-
ceived of the idea in March
of last year.
The Pearlmans, who have
been active leaders of Zion-
ist activities on the Berke-
ley campus for several
years, are no strangers to
rural life in Israel. Follow-
ing their graduation from
college they spent a year
teaching at the Caduri agri-
cultural school in the lower

University for a master's
degree but quit to find
work. He wandered around.
the country and took numer-
ous jobs as a factory work-
er, longshoreman, tutor and


number of early films and
for many years was black-
listed by Hollywood and
Broadway as a Communist.
During the early 1950s,
Mr. Mostel was subpoenaed
to testify before the House

Committee on Un-American
Activities. He denied that
he was a member of the
Communist Party, but politi-
cal witch hunters noted that
he had sponsored the Na-
tional Negro Congress and
the Spanish Refugee Appeal
of the Joint Anti-Fascist
Refugee Committee, and he
soon found himself on enter-
tainment blacklists.

A Hollywood film con-
tract was canceled, doors
were slammed in his face
and for several years Mr.
Mostel devoted himself to
what he called his real
loves, painting and art. He
work€ d in a little studio in
New York and produced
huldreds of canvasses in
what he later recalled as
one of the most artistically
productive periods of his
By 1958 he was back on
Broadway and was soon
soaring to critical success-
es. In later year he was
to portray the role of a
blacklisted comedian in
"The Front," a film about
the "witchhunts" in the Hol-
lywood of the 50s..
Thje son of a rabbi, Mr.
Mostel was encouraged in
his painting endeavors by
his mother. He pursued his
interest in art in college.
but because art courses
were limited in the City Col-
lege of New York curricu-
lum, he took the same ones
over and over, passing
freshman art eight times be-
fore graduating in 1935.

He studied at New York

The family of the late
Harry A. Kay announces
the unveiling of a mon-
ument in his memory 12
noon Sunday, Sept. 25, at
Machpelah Cemetery.
Rabbi Syme will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.
* * *
The family of the late Wil-
liam New announces the un-
veiling of a monument in
his memory 2 p.m. Sunday.
Sept. 18. at Oakview Ceme-
tery. Sholom Ralph will offi-
cate. Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

IThe Family
of the Late


Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 12:30
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25,
at Oakview Cemetery.
Rabbi Stanley Rosen-
baum and Cantor
Louis Klein will offici-
ate. Relatives and
friends are asked to at-

The family of the late

Morris Simons announces

the unveiling of a mon-
ument in his memory 11
a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at
Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Rabbi Gorrelick will offici-
ate. Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.
* * *
The family of the late
Naomi Tobisman announces
the unveiling of a mon-
ument in her memory 11
a.m. Sunday. Sept. 18, at
Hebrew Memorial Park.
Rabbi Goldschlag will offici-
ate. Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.
The family of the late
Abraham Zeidman an-
nounces the unveiling of a
monument in his memory 3
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. at
Chesed Shel Emes a:me-
tery. Rabbi Steinger will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late


Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 10:30
a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18,
at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Rabbi Arm
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to

The Fainil)
of the Late

The Family
of the Late



Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 1:31)
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18,
at Machpelah Cemetery.
Rabbi Gruskin will offi-
ciate. Relative's and
friends are asked to at-

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25, at
Hebrew Memorial Park.
Rabbi Sperka will offi-
ciate. Relatives and
friends are asked to at-



or th,i.ale


Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory, 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18. at
Machpelah Cemetery.
Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

The Family

of the Late


Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 12 noon,
Sunday. Sept. 18, at
Beth Tefilo Emanuel
Cemetery. Rabbi Leizer
Levin will officiate.
Relatives and friends
are. asked to attend.

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