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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-11-14

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

10 Friday, November 14, 1980

Art, Music, Yiddish and Song Round Out
the Jewish Community Center's Schedule

The Jewish Community
Center will have a reception
to meet artist Ezra Roberg
7-10 p.m. Sunday in the
main Center complex. The
public is invited free of
charge.
A native Detroiter,
Roberg teaches science and
chemistry and is a stained
glass artist.
The Center's Yiddish
Committee will present
Hebrew-Yiddish eduee.tor
Morris Nobel in a lecture
entitled, "The Relationship
Between the United States
and the State of Israel," 3
p.m. Sunday in the Morris
Branch.
Mordecai Teiler is the
chairman of the lecture.
The public is invited free
of charge.
The Center will...present
another program in the
Michigan Lyric Opera
Company's "For a Song"
series 8:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in
the Aaron DeRoy Studio
Theater in the main build-
ing.
The program, "Opera:
Light and Classical," will
focus on Jewish operatic
composers. There is a
charge, and tickets will be
available at the door.
The Russian Accultura-
tion program will present
the Charlie Chaplin film,
the Great Dictator," 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 at the Morris
Branch. There is a charge
and the public is invited.
The Center will offer
yoga classes in the main
building and at the Mor-
ris Branch beginning the
week of Dec. 1. Registra-

Boris Smolar's

`Between You

and Me'

Editor-in-Chief
Emeritus, JTA
(Copyright 1980, JTA, Inc.)

BOB PERCEY

MORRIS NOBEL

tion will begin Wednes-
day.
The classes will be taught
by Sallee Rosen, president
of theYoga Association of
Greater Detroit. They will
be held 11 a.m. Tuesday or
12:45 p.m. Thursday at the
main building in West
Bloomfield and 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the , Morris
Branch.
For information, call Ms.
Rosen, 569-2841; or the
Center's physical education
office, 611-1000.
The Center will conduct a
winter golf school, taught
by PGA professionals Bob
Percey of Wabeek Country
Club and Curt Hay of
Franklin Hills Country
Club, beginning the week of
Dec. 1.
Two sessions will be of-
fered, 1-3 p.m., Monday-
Friday, or 7-9:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday.
Each session provides 10
hours of professional in-
struction at the main

,

Jewish Center's indoor
facilities. Registration is
being taken on a first come,
first served basis.

CURT HAY

There is a charge. To reg-
ister, call the Center's phys-
ical education department,
661-1000, ext. 180 or 181.

The Jewish Vote Analyzed

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Although President Carter
received a record low sup-
port from Jewish voters
Nov. 4, more Jews voted for
him than for Republican
Ronald Reagan nationwide
and in New York and
California, according to an
analysis of the vote by CBS
News and the New York
Times.
for
Coalition
The
Reagan-Bush, which was
organized by Jewish Repub-
licans last summer in De-
troit to campaign for Repub-
lican candidates, had esti-
mated that Reagan and
Carter ran about even
among Jewish voters with
about 45 percent each, and
credited independent John
Anderson with 10 percent
nationwide.
The CBS-New York
Times survey, however,
showed Carter received 45
percent, Reagan 39 percent,
Anderson 14 percent, one

percent for Barry Com-
moner, who ran on the Citi-
zens Party ticket, and the
remainder of Jewish vote
scattered.
In New York state, Car-
ter received 51 percent,
Reagan 37 percent, and
Anderson nine percent.
In California, Carter re-
cieved 40 percent, Reagan
37 percent, Anderson 17
percent and Commoner
three percent. The survey
indicated that one percent
of California's Jews voted,
but not for President.
In addition, the CBS-
Times survey showed that
the Jewish vote was five
percent of the nationwide
general vote, which sig-
nifies that in proportion to
the general voting popula-
tion twice as many Jews
went to the polls. The
Jewish vote in New York
state was estimated at 18
percent of the total vote, or
almost one in five.



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NEW YORK (JTA) —
While the new chairman of
the U.S. Synthetic Fuel
Corporation was upbeat
about this country's energy
future, an-Orthodox Jewish
leader who served on a
panel expressed concern
over the "impact of the
energy crunch on the
Jewish community," before
250 prominent participants
at the sixth annual Break-
fast Conference on Social
Concerns sponsored by
Agudath Israel of America
at the New York Hilton.
Dr. John Sawhill, who is
also the U.S. Undersecre-
tary of Energy, was the
principal speaker on the
theme of "America and Its
Energy Future: Self-
Sufficiency or Continual
Dependency."
Dr. Aaron Twerski, a pro-
fessor of law at Hofstra
University, who is also
chairman of Agudath Is-
rael's Commission on Legis-
lation and Civic Action, re-
jected the federal energy
blueprint for the 1990s.
"The Orthodox Jewish
community cannot wait till
then," he said. "Families
with many children, and

particularly our institu-
tions, are in jeopardy now
over the skyrocketing

energy costs."
He added that the ex-
pression commonly used
by politicians that "Or-
thodox Jews will get
equal treatment and a
fair share of government
services is unfair" be-
cause "Orthodox Jews do
not use up the tax dollars
for many of the services
needed by other groups
such as for public educa-
tion, drug rehabilitation,
or juvenile delinquency."
Twerski continued, "Fed-
eral energy programs which
will circumvent those parts
of the country such as the
Northeast, will have a de-
vastating effect on precisely
those areas with the largest
concentration of Jews."
He said yeshivot were ex-
periencing enormous diffi-
culties in balancing their
budgets because of the
energy situation.
Twerski concluded, "This
unused money should be
reallocated to help the spe-
cial needs of the Orthodox
Jewish sector in our land."

JABOTINSKY—THE LEGENDARY FIGURE:
Very few personalities live to become legendary figures
during their lifetime. Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder
and leader of the Zionist-Revisionist movement, whose
100th birthday is now being celebrated in Jewish corn-
munities in the United States and all over the free world,
did become such a figure.
I was never politically a follower of Jabotinsky,
had great admiration for him as a man of many talents. He
was a brilliant writer; a Churchill-like orator in many
langauges; a man who could have made a great career for
himself in non-Jewish fields, but who chose to devote his
life entirely to Jewish destiny; an aristocrat in personal
life, but close to the masses; a person whose charm was
acknowledged even by his political adversaries; and a
leader with great humantistic qualities.
THE "WUNDERKIND" OF ZIONISM: He acquired
his reputation as a brilliant journalist in his student years
when he started to write for a large Russian newspaper in
Odessa where he lived. He was the youngest among the
prominent writers on that paper and also the best paid. His
essays attracted nationwide attention and he was invited
by the most influential liberal newspapers in St.
Petersburg and Moscow to write also for them. His two
volumes of selected essays, which he wrote some 75 years
ago, are considered classics even today.
Although he lived in a Russianized atmosphere, his
natural inclination was toward Zionism. He became the
"wunderkind" of the Zionist movement in Russia as a
young, powerful orator and dynamic activist. After the
Kishinev pogrom, in 1903, he devoted himself to Jewish
activities, primarily as an orator.
THE MAN AND STATESMAN: Hard and uncom-
promising in his political views, he was at the same time a
most charming person in ordinary relations with people.
This natural charm won him many friends.
In London he once asked me to escort him to the House
of Commons where he was to address a number of members
of the Parliament. He impressed them with his presenta-
tion as a highly cultured man and statesman, and as a
powerful personality.
In Vienna, I once heard him address a convention in a
three-hour speech delivered in the late evening hours. The
delegates were from various countries and he surprised
them by jumping in his, address from_one language to an-
other — English, French, Italian, Russian, German, He-
brew, Yiddish and other languages. In each of the lan-
guages he felt at home. The applauses were long and
stormy. The delegates left the hall in the early morning
hours, not feeling tired even after the long question-and-
answer period which followed his long speech. He won their
hearts by his gift as an orator and by his elegance in an-
swering the questions posed. In Warsaw he was literally
carried on the shoulders of enthusiastic listeners who com-
peted between themselves to bring him from the podium to
his car.
Contrary to other Jewish leaders and delegates who
came to the United States from abroad on missions,
Jabotinsky never stayed in a fashionable hotel. On his last
visit in New York, in 1940, I found him staying in a very
inexpensive hotel with a kitchenette in the room 'Where he
prefel-red to make tea for himself.

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Linowitz' Faith No Barrier

NEW YORK (ZINS) —
The U.S. Middle East
envoy, Sol Linowitz, ex-
pressed some reservations
when he was appointed to
his post because he is a
committed Jew.
According to a story in the
Guardian of London,
Linowitz expressed his
reservations to President
Carter. Linowitz's friend,
Ambassador Ashraf Ghor-
bal of Egypt, told the envoy
that Egypt had full confi-
dence in Linowitz and was
not concerned about his
religious commitment.

Ephraim Evron, Israel's
ambassador to Washington,
commented that Linowitz's
Jewishness did not give Is-
rael more confidence. They
were concerned that who-

SOL LINOWITZ

ever took the post under-
stood the complexities of the -
situation.

"There were other Ameri-
cans who did not . . . I won't
mention names," Evron
said. "But Linowitz under-
stands."

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