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October 10, 1980 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-10-10

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THE DETROIT -JEWISH-NEWS -

Jewish Publication Society Dinner Meeting
to Highlight Book Fair at Jewish Center

A dinner meeting to be
addressed by Israeli poet
Yehuda Amichai, 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 2, will be among the
added events scheduled for
the annual Book Fair at the
Jewish Community Center.
The occasion will em-
phasize the role of the
Jewish Publication Society
of America and its creative
-ublishing accom-
ishments in the last 80
years.
Hosts at the dinner will
include Philip Slomovitz,
past JPS vice president;
Irwin T. Holtzman, a cur-
rent JPS vice president; and
past directors Charles E.
Feinberg and Leonard N.
Simons.
There is a charge for
dinner. Reservations are
required. For information,
call the center, 661-1000.
Book Fair's Hadassah
Education Day, Nov. 4,

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will begin at 10 a.m. with
Monique Raphel High,
author of "The Four
Winds of Heaven." Her
topic is "Russian Jewry
Before the Revolution."
"The Four Winds of
Heaven" is a novel that
takes place at the turn of the
century, in the Russia of the
Romanovs. The foremost
Jewish family of Russia, the
single voice of their people
to the Tsar, the aristocratic
Gunzbergs stand on the
threshold of cataclysmic
change as their proud but
fragile world is threatened,
then crushed, by the surg-
ing forces of the Great War
and the Revolution.
Monique Raphel High,
born in Europe, lives with
her husband and daughter

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in California. "The Four
Winds of Heaven" is her
first novel.
Peter Hellman will
speak 1 p.m. Nov. 4 on
"The Significance of
Righteous Gentiles." His
book, "Avenue of the
Righteous of Nations,"
has just been published.
Hellman tells the stories
of four of the righteous and
those whom they were able
to save during the
Holocaust.
To research The Avenue
of the Righteous," Hellman
travelled to eight countries
— Belgium, France, Hol-
land, Poland, Canada, Italy,
England and Israel.
At 10 a.m. Nov. 5, the
Book Fair speaker will be
Brenda Lesley Segal,
author of "The Tenth
Measure." Her topic will
be "The Heritage of
Masada." Her appear-
ance will be co-
sponsored by Detroit
Women of Alpha Omega
Dental Auxiliary and
Women's Auxiliary of the
Maimonides Medical
Society.
"The Tenth Measure"
takes place in the First Cen-
tury CE, and the narrative
sweeps from the cultivated
order of Jewish homes to the
hideous squalor of sacked
cities, from teeming mar-
ketplaces to the harsh silent
desert, and from decadent
Roman palaces to the sol-
emn beauty of Masada.
Brenda Segal has been
working on "The Tenth
Measure" for 12 years.
The Book Fair speaker
at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 is Cynthia
Freeman. Her appear-
ance is co-sponsored by
Brandeis University Na-
tional Women's Commit-
tee and the National
Council of Jewish
Women.
Ms. Freeman, the author
of "Portraits" and "A World
Full of Stangers," has now
written a new book of love
and commitment entitled
"Come Pour the Wine."
The heroine embarks on a
journey of self-discovery,
beginning with her arrival
in New York from Kansas
as a naive 19-year-old.
The title of Ms. Freeman's
talk is "A Room Full of

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Apts. club house 2-4 p.m.
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Friends."
Dr. Sabi Shabtai,
author of "Five Minutes
to Midnight," will be the
Book Fair speaker 8 p.m.
Nov. 5. His appearance
will be co-sponsored by
the Jewish National
Fund and the Zionist
Organization of Detroit.
"Five Minutes to Mid-
night" is fast-paced fiction
set in the world of interna-
tional terrorism. Through a
story of intrigue, the author
confronts the possibility
that terrorists with access
to nuclear weapons could
hold the world at bay.
Dr. Shabtai, a PhD in
political science from the
University of Chicago, is a
native Israeli. For three
years he was a Fellow of the
Adlai Stevenson Institute of
International Affairs in
Chicago, specializing in
problems of violence and in-
ternational terrorism. He
has worked for the Israeli
government in different
capacities, and has served
as a consultant and lecturer
on terrorism and hijackings
to airlines, police and
SWAT teams, and the U.S.
Army.
The title of Dr. Shabtai's
-talk is "Terrorism in the
1980s."

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tOliei r 10, 1980 53
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Mrs. Aronoff Named to Head
Michigan AIPAC Chapter

Mrs. Arnold Aronoff has
been named to head the
Michigan chapter of
AIPAC, the American Is-
rael Public Affairs Commit-
tee.
She succeds Morris
Brandwine and W. B.
Doner, who were co-
chairmen of the committee
for the past five years.
As an initial act to in-
crease interest in the
work of AIPAC, the
committee that acts polit-
ically to enlighten public
opinion on Israel's role as
a democratic force in
theworld, and as Israel's
most dependable friend
of the United States in the
Middle East, Mrs.
Aronoff announces that a
luncheon meeting will be
held at Tam-O-Shanter
Country Club at noon on
Oct. 29.
"We plan to draw upon
the youth of the community
to become active in the
movement acting in Israel's
behalf to assure American
support for a secure Israel,"

MRS. ARNOLD ARONOFF

Mrs. Arnoff stated. She said
that the current supporters
of AIPAC as well as new
enrollees will be invited to
the luncheon. Those desir-
ing to attend are asked to
call Mrs. Aronoff, 645-5310.

Evil communications cor-
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