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February 24, 1978 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-02-24

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Yeshiva Students Cited for Honors

NEW YORK — Samuel
Weinberger, finishing his
junior year at Yeshiva Uni-
versity High School for Boys
- Manhattan at age 14, has
collected top honors in the
Westinghouse Science Ta-
lent Search the youngest
winner in the nation.
While already an experi-
enced mathematician and a
gi-aduate student in
mathematics, Samuel at-
tends a second-year, college
level shiur (talmudic dis-
course), as part of Yeshiva
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The Yeshiva University
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hattan, also produced a
semi-finalist in the talent
search. He is 16-year-old
Avram J. Aronoff, a junior.

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Non-Jew Wins Jerusalem Award for Family
History of Service to All in the Municipality

tually, Mrs. Vester was in
charge of four hospitals.
Upon her mother's death,
Mrs. Vester assumed the
years since my leadership of the American
grandparents first came to Colony and- turned its main
Jerusalem. They and my building into a guest house.
own parents gave their lives Today, it is the charming
to serve the people of this and gracious American Col-
city — be they Jewish, ony Hotel, managed by her
Moslem or Christian. son, Horatio Vester.
Through famine and war
- Mrs. Vester also opened a
they fed the poor and hun-
gry, and nursed the sick school of handicrafts and
. . . they are the ones who dressmaking in order to
deserve this honor, and so I teach young Arab women a
Arab mothers are taught about proper diets an
accept it for them and in trade and thus prevent food preparation in the nutrition classes sponsore
gratitude for their lives of
by the Spafford Children's Center in the Old City of ,
service, and for the heritage at 12 and 13, frequently an Jerusalem.
they have given me."
hospital became supeiflu-
So said Anna Grace Ves- families.
On Christmas Eve 1925
ous. Thus in 1971 after
ter Lind in response to being
much thought its function
honored as a "Distinguished _ while on her way to lead
was changed from curative
Citizen of Jerusalem" in carols in Shepherds' Fields
to preventative medicine
May 1976 by Mayor Kollek near Bethlehem, Mrs. Ves-
and its name to Spafford
in the presence of President ter came upon a man carry-
Children's Center.
Katzir. For more than 25 ing a day old baby helping
Today, the center in-
years Mrs. Lind has di- his dying wife up the road
cludes a pediatric clinic,
rected the Spafford Chil- from Damascus Gate. He
a day care center, an in-
dren's Center, a unique told the kindly lady that
fant welfare station, a
Christian institution minis- they had been turned away
pharma6y, laboratory
tering to the medical needs from the Government Hos-
services, an ante-natal
of Arab children in East pital because of the Chris-
clinic and specialized
Jerusalem and the West tians' feast.
Deeply moved that
clinics such as
"here was I, going to sing
endocrinology, physio-
Mrs. Lind is the
carols to commemorate
therapy, neurology and
granddaughter of Anna and
the birth of the baby who
dermatology — all super-
Horatio Spafford, an
was born in a stable be-
vised by the Israeli Minis-
American couple who set-
cause there was no room
try of Health. Six morn-
tled in Jerusalem in 1881 to
at the inn, and here be- Hospital, complete with ings a week a resident
await the return of the Jews
fore me stood another sumical wing. As the only pediatrician treats ap-
and the End of Days and to
rustic madonna in almost children's hospital in East proximately 30 infants
come to terms -with the
the same plight," she ar- Jerusalem it also served the while a specialist sees
tragic loss of five children.
ranged for the woman entire West Bank. From another 20 children. Six
The leaders of a combined
and baby to be admitted 1925 when the project specialists — fi;,Te Jewish
American-Swedish Chris-
to the hospital.
started' until the city was and one Arab doctor —
tian commune known as the
American Colony, they
The next morning the divided in 1948, Dr. Helena volunteer one morning a
were among the first to set-
husband appeared at her Kagan, Israel's first pediat- week at the center. A staff
tle outside the Old City
home begging her to take rician, was its resident doc- of 15 oversees the other
Walls where they charita-
his son as his wife had died tor. -
One of the most popular
In 1952 Mrs. Lind re-
bly tended to the needs of and he was unable to care
poor Jews and Moslems.
for him alone in his cave. turned from 15 years in the services is nutrition classes
During World War I "Please complete your United States to take over held for mothers. They are
Mrs. Spafford and her
kindness" was hisplp'a. The from her mother the ad- taught about proper diets,
daughter, Bertha
baby was taken in, a nurse ministration of the hospital. the preparation of food,
Spafford. Vester, or-
hired, and before long Mrs. From 1963 through .1973 hygiene or any other subject
ganized a • soup kitchen
Vester was running a baby she was joined by her sister, that may come up in discus-
for starving Jerusale-
home in the Moslem Quar- Frieda Ward, a trained sion. While they study their
nurse. After 1267 it became children play in the day care
mites who chose not to
ter of the Old City.
flee and nursed both
As more and more infants apparent that Israeli medi- center. Every week- the
wounded Turkish and
were brought there, a sick cal standards were a great •mothers are also given free
British soldiers. The
baby clinic and post-natal deal higher than East of charge a supply of nut-
night before pulling.back
center were added until Jerusalem-citizens had been ritious staples provided by
from Jerusalem, the Tur-
they, inevitably, turned accustomed to. Modern Is- Catholic Relief Services.
Last . year the Oral
kish commander told
into the Spafford Children's raeli hospitals were also
capable of meeting the new Roberts Association agreed
Mrs. Vester, "I am leav-
demand and the Spafford to support the center and to
ing 1,600 in your charge
A Raie Look at
Children's Hospital as a oversee its administration.
who are too sick to be
moved. We trust you be-
Mrs. Brezhnev
cause we know that yoti
The wife of Soviet
were not serving us when

President Leonid I. By RABBI SAMUEL FOX
pain. There are some
you were nursing our
Brezhnev was given some
(Copyright 1978, JTA, Inc.)
authorities who even
wounded, and we also
Some Jewish legal
rare public exposure in De-
permit cosmetic surgery
know that you were not
cember, on the occasion of authorities forbid plastic to
serving the British. You
surgery for cosmetic pur- psychological angu .
her 70th birthday.
were serving God." Even-
Viktoria Brezhnev is said poses.
which they consid
It is obvious that surgical pain.
to be the daughter of well-
U.S. Employees
to-do Jewish parents. It is procedures create an injury
authorities would
Change Opposed believed that she met her to the body. Jewish law pro- not Most
permit cosmetic surgery
NEW YORK — The husband when they both hibits causing any injury to just for style or convenience.
Anti-Defamation League of were students at Dneprod- the body because the body is
Bnai Brith is opposing Car- zerzhinsk metallurgical in- given to- man on loan and he
Classes to Follow
is obligated to protect the
ter Administration prop- stitute.
The Brezhnevs have property of the Almighty.
osed changes in the Federal
In the case of therapeutic
three children: Galina, now
civil service system. -
married to an economist surgery where a life is saved NEW YORK — A group
The ADL said the propos-
after a marriage to an ani- by the surgical process, the of national Jewish agencies
als to replace the Civil Ser-
mal trainer at the MOSCQIN surgery is not only permit- have joined to encourage
vice Commission with an of-
fice of personnel manage- _Circus and several years as ted but required by Jewish local Jewish institutions to
companion to a Latvian bal- law because of the alterna- promote Holocaust studies
ment would institute race
let star; Yuri, deputy minis- tives involved. and other programs follow-
and sex quotas in the civil
Some rule that surgery ing the nine-hour NBC
ter of foreign trade, who
service system and re-
speaks English and is also permitted to cor- program on the Holocaust
institute political patron-
Swedish; and Mikhail, a rect a blemish on the scheduled to be broadcast
age and loyalty into the sys-
April 16-19.
body and to alleviate

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