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September 08, 1978 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-09-08

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It is an elegant
ern town.

Arad is situated six
TEL AVT' — Our Sages kilometers from Bersheba.
said that ;di depends on Its name comes from the an-
luck, even a Torah scroll cient Arad in the times of
and the Holy shrine. The the Kings. Even in the 14th
same can be said of the town Century there was a Jewish
of Arad in the Eastern community in this place. Its
SINGING guitarist,* also plays Negev, which was born 15 livelihood was animal
violin. Jewish-modern. 398-
After the first World War,
soldiers of the Jewish
Judaica Collection Legion wished to settle
University Microfilms In- here, but they did not have
ternational of Ann Arbor enough water and left.
Elagiren't music
has created 11 collections, a Until 15 years ago the place
total of 340 reels of mic- consisted of desert and
rofilm, entitled "Judaica stones. First a road was
Collections from the Li- built. The stones were re-
brary of The Jewish moved. Water and gas were
Theological Seminary of found in the vicinity. Today
America" for use by lib- Arad has 12,000 inhabi-
tants. They are mostly new
.PRT institute
raries around the •iorld.
Sets have beenipurchased immigrants from Russia,
Records GrOrth
, in this coun- Latin America and Euro-
NEW YORK —13.etween by univerSitiev
including Pean countries. They have
March 1974 and June 1977, Tel
Aviv University, UCLA built and developed a mod-
ti-.7- ,41TsVP-1,11 e earned dip-
Frandeis University. e town.
,throu' the Celit ►
The Mayor of Arad,
.. xpected buyer was
Institute and the
in Abraham Shoham, 'a
neva Technical High Oral Ri)oeii.
young energetic man, has
hoollhey were qualified Tulsa, Okla., whicV, has shown great initiative. If
pro*Sions ranging from
we would have more
.e, civil engineer- biblical manuscripts featur-

trical engineering, ing Araniaic and Arabic apartments, we could
easily absorb many
hanical engineering, versions of the Bible.
The library of the Jewish -thousands more, he told
-c.yenlical engineering and Theological Seminary con- us. New industrial
“ediliClear engineering,” an- tain,s one of the most com- enterprises were de-
:- 1 . .nouliced Joel Szajn, insti- plete collections of Judaica veloped with an invest-
tuft director who is himself and Hebraica in the world. ment of 40 million
ta graduate of the institute's The library contains bibli- pounds. They will employ
` -=first class, which was or- cal commentaries, rabbinic more than 300 people.
_4anizecl 28 years ago.
texts, philosophical and his- Arad this year received
"Outstanding students - torical tracts, liturgical three awards made by the
who did well at our school writings and Hebrew litera- Israeli government for
and at the technical high ture.
enterprises which increase
Sections of many pri-
--3,00l are now attending
-sities or technical vate libraries mated to
on scholarships in the seminary ave been
recorded st their
Toulouse-in France, and in wealth of =_
Geneva and Lausanne in can be coO eniently NEW YORK (JTA) Ac-
shared by scholars from tivities at the El Al termi-.
over. Among these col- nal would have been routine
Along with its program of
**.mining teachers, in- lections are the Judge last week e*cept for the
tqrs anirte—Chnicians Mayer Sulzberger collet- presence of a first-class
; regular ORT net- tion of some 3,000 rare passenger named Klatu
the Central Institute books, the Solomon who was bound for Tel Aviv
Ames its work in de- Schechter collection, and where he is hosting a sew-
apment and technical as- the Elkan Adler Library, ing machine exhibit.
Klatu is no mortal. He is a
stance for Third World one of the greatest pri-
ft. 2-inch, 240-pound
ountries. This work is sub-
In the Judaica collections, robot, produced by Quasar
sidized by the U.S. "Agency_
for International Develop- , there are reel sets devoted Industries of Rutherford,
to the Kabala, philology; N.J.
Klatu has a vocabulary of
polemical manuscripts, rare
:In the past three years, - books, philosophy and more. 4,800 words and is pro-
're than 30 special .
grammed to converse in
irses, seminars and Golda to Receive Hebrew for this special as-
ng programs have
signment. Klatu can also
tt organized through S ynagogue Prize recognize up to six indi-
institute. Training
NEW YORK — Former viduals as well as vacuum
been: tts, wide-ranging Secretary of State Henry A. floors, answer doorbells,
eogralihy, with short Kissing will present the serve refreshments, and
monitor homes or offices for
Al° ".*'"• tr'lning "Covenatitof Peace Award"
red in mechailcs, pre- of the Synagogue Council of fire or burglary.
lion mechanics, `2th) Ainerice to former Israel
The first robot ever to
chanics and electric- 1 lime Ministri Golda Meir travel to Israel, Klatu was
, building and con- at its a)nual dinner in the observed, photographed and
uction wiring and Waldor' Astoria Ballroom interviewed during check-
d- construction and Nov. 12.
in and later in the King
- Antenance.
The Synagogue Council is David lounge where he
the coordinating organiza- served refreshments. Spe-
training has
of the Conservative,
, :red agriculture,
diesel Orthodox
and Reform cial arrangements provided
for Klatu included an ex-
\ le and heavy machin-
aintenance and bank- branches of American tendable seat belt, since he
made the entire trip to Is-
minars on Jewish Judaism.
rael standing up.
a also have -been
— and last year, a Holocaust Show
Israelis Exhibit
young leaders of Hit by British
Jewish Appeal
LONDON British tele- at Frankfurt Fair
i States spent a :vision critics have assailed
institute on
',:IVBC-TV's "Holocaust" pro- Israeli publishers and prin-
,,, .gram as inadequate, super- ters, the largest number
-,..stitute a)
ficial and a Hollywood ever of Israeli exhibitors,
cg- 'production.
participated in the 1978
The program was aired Frankfurt, Germany, Book
vet the BBC this week.
Fair in August.



El Al Handles
Special Flier


- - aeli exports. They have


to $1,4003 000. They have a
factory for manufacturing
towels, one for sacks and
one for toys.
Arad is famous for its dry
air, which is suitable for
people suffering from
asthma and breathing diffi-
culties. People suffering
from slLin diseases go from
here to bathe in the Dead
The housing problem is
the most difficult. People
who have small apartments
of two rooms are leaving to
look for bigger apartments
in other places. There are
5,000 apartments in Arad,
some of them cottages.
There is an unpleasant
problem of the so-called
"Hebrew Negroes," who
came a few years ago
from the U.S. Abolit 200
of them are living in Arad
under difficult housing
conditions. Many
families came to Arad
with their children for a
few weeks and rent
rooms or apartments.
Last year more than 1,000
people came. Part of
them are working in the
hotels. Others come to
bathe in the Dead Sea.
There are many school
buildings for the 3,500
pupils in Arad. The city has
a public swimming pool,
sport grounds, a cinema and
a big library.
The vicinity of Arad, the
ancient Tel Arad with its
archeological excavations,
Massada and the shores of
the Dea Sea draw many
tourists and nature lovers.
There are pensioners com-
ing to Arad to live in the Old
Age Home of the Sochnut. A
new market is being built.
There is a plan to build a
youth village.
The town of Arad is
situated on 70,000
dunams. Up till now only
15,000 dunams were used '
for building and green
belts. Preparations are
being made for planting a
big park on 75 dunams in
which the central munic-
. ipal institutions will be
The leaders of the town
are not satisfied with their
achievements and wish to
increase the population of
the town to 20,000.


of the
leader of the Jewish illegal
immigration into Palestine,
head of the arms purchasing
adventures that brought
arms to the Hagana in pre-
state days and later deputy
minister of defense and
David Ben-Gurion's right
hand, died Aug. 29 at age
Mr. Avigur was the foun-
der and head of the Haga-
na's intelligence depart-
ment, which later became
the Mossad.
Born in DviAsk, Latvia,
he arrived in Palestine
when he was 14. He studied
in Tel Aviv Herzlia School
where he was an outstand-
ing student. During World
War I he had to leave Tel
Aviv and he helped found
Kvutzat Kinneret.
In 1921 Mr. Avigur was
among the defenders of


Szymon Gotesman
— Szymon Gotesman, who
participated in the Warsaw
Ghetto uprising and -was
later active in the Zionist
movement here after his ar-
rival in Rio following the
war, died recently at age 92.
hi pre-war days he was a
well-known attorney in
Cracow. He left that city
during the war and joined
forces with Itzhak Zucker-
man, a commander of the
Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

entrusted with t
moth task of arming the -
Jewish Yishuv against
the Arabs. He was in-
strumental in purchaisng
land and then settling the
northern kibutzim.
Later he became the cen-
tral figure in the worldwide
movement of illegal Jewish
immigration, recruiting
sailors in the U.S. and
Canada, purchasing bi
arranging the exodu,.. _1
Jews from various countries
in Europe and North Africa
to prearranged coastal
hideouts from where the
"shadow navy" of the Jews
took them to their home-
Mr. Avigur also initiated
the wide effort to buy arms
for the new state. His origi-
nal name, Meiroff, was
changed to Avigur, after his
son, Gur, was killed in the
War of Independence. In re-
cent years Avigur deiroted
much of his time to writing
a history of the Hagana and
was active in campaigns on
behalf of Soviet Jewry.

J. Wieselthier

Joseph Wieselthier, co-
founder of the Weller Linen
Serivce, died Sept. 5 at age
Born in Austria, Mr.
Wieselthier lived most of
his life in Detroit. He was in
the linen business for 60 .
years. He was a member of
S.H. Bluestone
Cong. Beth Abraham —
of Sentry Drugs now
-Cong. Beth Abraham
Sidney Harold Bluestone, Hillel Moses — for 72 years.
president and foulider of He resided at 27646 Aber-
Sentry Drugs, Inc., with deen, Southfield.
stores throughout the De-
He leaves his wife, Rae; a
troit area, died Sept. 5 at son, Morris West; two
age 47.
daughters, Mrs. Henry
Born in Poland, Mr. (Sylvia) Gilford and Mrs. •
Bluestone was graduated Gerald (Sally) Rosenberg;
from Wayne State Univer- seven grandchildren and
sity's College of Pharmacy. eight great-grandchildren..
He was a member of Cong._
Bnai Moshe, the American
and Israeli Numismatic Helen Solomon
Helen Solomon, former
Society, the WSU Alumni
Association and Alpha Zeta owner of the Solomon Gen-
Omerg Pharmaceutical eral Store in Glennie, Mich.,
died Sept. 6 at age 80.
Born in Au Sable, Miss
He leaves his wife, Ei-
leen; a son, Neil; two daugh- Solomon lived 50 years in
ters, Michelle and Pamela; Detroit. She sold her store
and two brothers, Louis and in 1929. Miss Solomon was a
member of Temple Israel
and its sisterhood and the
National Council of Jewish
Dr. J.M. Erman
Albert Silver
Dr. Joseph M. Erman, a
She leaves two sisters,
Albert B. Silver, retired physician in Detroit for Ann and Mrs. Saul (Har-
vice president of sales for more than 50 yeras, died riet) Jackson; nieces and
the Sealy Mattress Co. of Sept. 2 at age 79.
Born in Russia, Dr.
Detroit, died Sept. 4 at age
Erman lived 60 years in De-
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., troit. He was graduated in Alan Fidelmai-,
Alan Fidelman, a man-
Mr. Silver was a member of 1921 from the Detroit Col-
the Furniture Club of De- lege of Medicine. He was a ager of Fidelman's resort in
troit and the Furniture member of the American South Haven, died recently
Travelers Association of and Wayne County Medical at age 26.
Mr. Fidelman was the son
Michigan. A woodland was Societies and Cong.
established in Israel in his Shaarey Zedek. Dr. Erman of Mrs. Sheila Fidelman,
was the founder of the who owns the resort, which
He leaves a daughter, Kingsmen Chess Club. He her son helped manage
Mrs. Karl (Marjorie) Stern; resided at 4854 Faircourt, along with his three
two brothers, Paul W. and West Bloomfield.
Dr. Erman leaves a
He was a technical con-
Dr. David I.; two sisters,
Mrs. Herman (Ceal) Zim- daughter, Mrs. Leonard sultant with a computer
merman of Lauderdale (Mivi) Rachmiel; three sis- firm and originated several
Lakes, Fla., and Mrs. Bar- ters, Lillie, Mrs. Miriam computer programs for the
ney A. (Min) Ross of Smiler and Mrs. Harry (Vi- hotel industry.
He leaves his mother and
Lauderhill, Fla.; and one vian) Greenberg; and two
three brothers.

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