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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-01-16

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62 Friday, January 16, 1981

WZO Will Not Hire Yordim

The World Zionist Organ-.
ization will not hire yordim,
or send a special liaison to
let them join the Zionist
movement, Jewish Agency
chairman Aryeh Dulzin
No one wants to deny
that the yored is a Jew,"
Dulzin explained, "but we
don't have to give him a
prize or make him a celeb-
rity. Aliya remains a posit-
ive term, as yerida is a
negative word which should
be condemned."
Teachers will constitute
the only exception to the
hiring ban. "This is an issue
of saving the souls of Jewish
children," Dulzin states, re-

Jerusalem Issue
in Kollek Volume

book intended to complicate
the foreign formation of
solutions to Jerusalem's
political problems was in-
troduced to the press Dec. 31
by Mayor Teddy Kollek.
"Jerusalem: Problems
and Prospects," published
in New York by Praeger, of-
fers a collection of
Jerusalem studies initiated
by Kollek. One principal
lesson, Kollek said, is that
there is a "definite limit to
solutions. You can't pick
them out of the air."
The book contains chap-
ters written by academics,
journalists and city plan-
ners on demographic and
economic developments
since 1967, the Christian
community and Israeli pol-
icy since reunification.

jecting the "guilt" of chil-
dren of yordim.
Dulzin also opposed
the concept that Dias-
pora Jews who remain
abroad bear guilt. They
form a separate category
who must be educated
toward Zionism and
aliya," he said.
"Today's confusion in Is-
raeli society is reflected in
the Diaspora," Dulzin said.
"But Diaspora Jews now
support Israel more than
ever," as indicated by in-
creased donations to the
United Jewish Appeal.
Yet, encouraging immi-
gration from the Soviet
Union is contemporary
Zionism's first task, accord-
ing to Dulzin. "Without the
state (Israel), Soviet Jewry
would be in danger of a
speedy disappearance."
Noting the influx of Iranian
Jews three years ago, and of
Soviet Jews 10 years ago,
Dulzin expressed his hope
that "the unexpected will
again become the reality."

Housing Director

Frances R. Rothstein, a
housing and urban affairs
consultant, has been ap-
pointed director of senior
citizens housing for Bnai
Brith International.
Bnai Brith has been spon-
soring non-sectarian hous-
ing for the elderly for nearly
15 years and has 17 apart-
ment projects in operation
or in various stages of con-
struction in the U.S., plus
others in Canada and

Integration of the Blind
Focus of Braille Institute

NEW YORK — To assist
local communities in integ-
rating the blind and visu-
ally impaired into
neighborhood programs and
activities, The Jewish
Braille Institute of
America, Inc. announced
Project CIVIC — Commu-
nity Involvement for Im-
paired Citizens.
This consists of a training
course for the use of com-
munity groups, plus addi-
tional technical consulta-
tion provided by JBI.
The course is presented in
an eight-part self-teaching
manual. It was developed
during a three-year period
under a grant from the New
York Community Trust.
Techniques for integrating

the visually impaired were
tested and evaluated in
three New York City
neighborhood communities.
The findings from these
pilot programs served as the
basis of the course.
Interested community
groups are invited to write
to Gerald M. Kass, execu-
tive vice president, The
Jewish Braille Institute of
America, Inc., 110 E. 30th
St., New York, N.Y. 10016.

`Lessons Come
From Arab War'

newspaper Yediot Ahronot
says that Israel can learn
the following lessons from
the Iran-Iraq war:
Agreements are valuable
as long as self-interest re-
quires their observance; the
best guarantee of peace is a
nation's ability to defend it-
self; and domestic disinte-
gration invites outside ag-
The paper said the
Iran-Iraq war has tempo-
rarily weakened the
Arab eastern front
against Israel, but will
prove more dangerous if
Iraq is victorious.
On the other hand, the
paper said, a victorious Iraq
might push its ancient
enemy, Egypt, into closer
ties with Israel.

Israel Jobless
Rate Reaches
Alltime High

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rael's unemployment rate
now stands at 5.4 percent of
the work force, with 72,000
men and women at work.
This was an increase of
nearly 70 percent over the
36,000 figure at the end of
1979, according to Histad-
rut Chairman Aharon
Havel. About 60 percent of
women workers were with-
out jobs, he said.
But while 72,000 persons
are out of work, only 36,000
are registered with labor
exchanges as seeking em-
ployment. Others are be-
tween jobs or living on sav-
ings while they seek work
Another 20,000 people
employed in the defense
establishment are ex-
pected to lose their jobs
under budget cuts. They
will include 4,000 civilian
employees of the army,
3,000 employed directly
in military industries and
about 5,500 regular army
Others are employed by
the Israel Aircraft Indus-
tries and other military-
associated industries, but
their dismissal or continued
employement depends on
export orders.

Education Is,
Focus of Review

Publication of the first issue
of a magazine providing
evaluative reviews of books
and related materials for
Jewish schools has been an-
nounced by the American
Association for Jewish Edu-
cation and the Board of
Jewish Education of
"Safra: Jewish School
Materials Review," was de-
veloped "to help educators
in Jewish day, congrega-
tional and communal
schools make informed de-
cisions on the materials
they select for their
classrooms," said Dr. Mor-
decai Lewittes, Safra editor.

NY School Aid

Several hundred synagogue
supplementary schools in
the greater New York area
have received grants total-
ing more than $250,000
from the Fund for Jewish
Education (FJE), according
to Solomon Litt, FJE
Litt said the grants were
made available to the con-
gregational schools to im-
prove their quality of educa-
tion, for recruiting students
and for health and welfare
benefits for teachers.

Nobel Laureates Call UN
Dangerous Threat to Peace


(A Seven Arts Feature)

It is not often that 30
Nobel Laureates join to-
gether in common cause for
the welfare of mankind.
A few weeks ago Nobel
Laureates of the interna-
tional stature of economist
Kenneth Arrow, physicists
Hans Bethe and Arno Pen-
zias, and Sir John Eccles
joined 100 of some of the
most prominent academic,
scientific, civic, religious,
labor, and human rights
leaders from throughout the
world in issuing a "state-
ment of conscience" that
warned of "the growing
danger to world peace re-
sulting from the erosion of
the United Nations."
People of the standing of
Simone de Beauvoir, Henry
Steele Commager, Bruno
Bettleheim, NAACP's Ben-
jamin Hooks, playwright
Eugene Ionesco, AFL-CIO's
Lane Kirkland, Sir Isaiah
Berlin, Sargent Shriver,
Beverly Sills, Sen. Daniel
Moynihan, in an unprece-
dented expression of con-
demnation, charged that
the United Nations has be-
come "perverted by irrele-
vant political machina-
tions" and is "in danger of
becoming a force against
peace itself."
"Major conflicts in Af-
rica, Asia, the Middle
East and Latin America

Cancer Study
Wins Award

REHOVOT — Research
on the body's immunologi-
cal defenses has won 18-
year-old Liozi Siman-Tov of
Ramle, now a soldier in the
Israeli army, first prize in
the 1980 Weizmann Insti-
tute - Bank Discount Sci-
ence Fair.
The study, supervised by
Dr. Zvi Fishelson of the in-
stitute's Cell Biology De-
partment, concerns how
lymphocytes — which pro-
tect the body against
foreign "invaders" in the
blood — attack cancer cells.

Counseling Aid
Marks 13th Year

Troubled persons of any
faith or of any branch of
Judaism may use the coun-
selling center of the New
York Federation of Reform
Synagogues, marking its
13th anniversary this
month as a professional
non-profit service for those
who need counseling on in-
dividual and family emo-
tional problems.

and crushing humanita-
rian problems of 14 mil-
lion refugees and vast
hunger go virtually un-
challenged while the UN,
manipulated by the
Soviet Union, the PLO,
and Arab blocs, concen-
trate obsessively in un-
dermining the Egyptian-
ISraeli peace treaty and
in trying to isolate Israel.
"We cannot remain si-
lent," these world leaders
declared, "while forces
which incite hatred and fo-
ment war betray our hopes .-
for world peace and ^ro-
Significantly, represen-
tatives of President-elect
Reagan's transition team
played an active part in that
consultation, and they got
the message.
It remains to be seen
whether the UN under its
present leadership will get
the. message — while there
is still time.

Rabbi Bernard
Twersky Dies

Rabbi Bernard Twersky, for
many years the public rela-
tions director of the Rabbin-
ical Council of America, an
Orthodox rabbinic body,
died Dec. 31.
Born in Lublin, Poland,
he came to the United
States at an early age. He
Kleeman Chair
was a longtime member of
at Weizmann U. the executive board of the
REHOVOT, Israel — In- Rabbinical Council of
creased capabilities for data America and was founder of
processing, information its quarterly "Tradition."
transfer, material-testing, He was also secretary
three-dimensional displays treasurer of the Council's
and various aspects of Beth Din of America.
media and communications
are the focus of the newly- Ida S. Blum
established Peter and
Ida S. Blum, owner of Sal-
Carola Kleeman Professo- ly's Fur Studio, died Jan. 5
rial Chair in Optical Sci- at age 79.
ences at the Weizmann In-
A former Detroiter, Mrs.
Blum lived in Brooklyn,
The chair's first incum-
N.Y., at the time of her -
bent, Prof. Asher Albert death. She was a member of.
Friesem of the institute's Purity Chapter of the Order
electronics department, is of the Eastern Star.
exploring the fundamental
She is survived by a
physical principles underly-
daughter,. Mrs. Elsie Ben-
ing holograms (three-
nett; a brother, Dr. Joseph
dimensional images re-
Carp of Detroit; two sisters,
corded with laser light) and Vera Osman of Las Vegas,
ir-thin Nev., and Mrs. Sarah
optical fibers (ha
strands of plastic, glass or Allweis, of Tucson, Ariz.;
some other transparent, two grandchildren and
non-metallic material three great-grandchildren.
which transmits light) and Interment Long Island,
their application in an in-
creasing number of spheres.

Mrs. Grunwald,
NY Columnist

NEW YORK — Beverly
Suser Grunwald, a colum-
nist and book reviewer, died
recently at age 57.
Until two years ago, Mrs.
Grunwald had written a
column for several years for
Women's Wear Daily called
"Getting Around."
In the late 1940s and
1950s, Mrs. Grunwald was
an editor with Harvey Pub-
lications, publishers of chil-
dren's magazines and comic
books. In the late 1950s and
early 1960s, she was a book
reviewer for The New York
Times Book Review.

Shirley Kallus

Shirley Kallus,
artist-educator who
in the Detroit and D,
public schools, died Jan. 11
at age 56.
Miss Kallus' work was
displayed at the Detroit In-
stitute of Arts and in prii
vate galleries throughout '
Michigan and out of state.
Among the media in which
she worked were-J
watercolor, collage, stitch-
ery and assemblage.
She is survived by her
mother, Elsie; a brother;
Edward L.; and a sister,
Mrs. Melvin (Louise)'

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