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April 17, 1981 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-04-17

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Friday, April 11, 1981

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

A Happy and Joyous
Passover
To Our Many Friends

Passover in Pre-State IsraerWas Special

ing Passover. Only there
was no dancing in the
streets owing to the mourn-
TEL AVIV — It was in ing for the victims of the
the years of the bloody bloody events of 1936.
events (1936-1939) in Eretz
On the eve of Passover,
Yisrael. The population was the president of the World
worried about the Arab at- Zionist Organization, Prof.
tacks on the Jewish settle- Chaim Weizmann, arrived
ments, villages and cities at the new port of Tel Aviv
and the anti-Jewish laws by- after his difficult political
the British Mandatory ,work in London. He spent
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of land.
mother in Haifa.
corner of maple
In those days,-on the eve
Weizmann arrived on a
Weinstein Jewels
of Passover, everybody was French ship, together
of Bloomfield
convinced that nothing with Histadrut leader
creators of fine jewelry
could stop the struggle for David Ben-Gurion, Berl
building the country and Katznelson, Mrs. Weiz-
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that one must be merry dur- mann, her son and a rela-
tive of Lord Balfour,
Lady Randell, a great
friend of the Jewish
people. The ship arrived
three hours late.
At the port, the leaders of
the Jewish Agency, the
Vaad Leumi, Tel Aviv
Discounts
Mayor Israel Rokach, the
Are Not Everything!
leader of the Jewish peas-
Manufacturers offer several
ants Moshe Smilansky, as
well as leader of the Histad-
suggested retail prices, we
rut, WIZO and high British
use the LOWEST. Greene
officials were present. The
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port was decorated with
and compare the retail prices
blue and white flags and
before you buy.
thousands waited to wel-
come the Jewish leaders.
A small boat brought the
OFF
arrivals to the land. It was a
double joy: the arrival of
Jewish leaders and the first
anchorage of a great ship in
the Jewish port of Tel Aviv.
The leaders were
applauded strongly. They
were welcomed by the
chairman of the Vaad
Leumi Eliahu Berlin and
Mayor Rokach. Weizmann
thanked them heartily and
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he and his family continued
their journey to Haifa. Here
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After the Seder, a huge
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Previous orders excluded.
David Bar-Rav-Hai, wel-
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but not the last struggles.
We shall reach our aim

By MOSHE RON

The Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

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Nearest You

Open Mon thru Fri 10 to S Sot 10 to 4

We wish you
a Happy
and Healthy
Passover

Michigan National
Corporation Banks

MEMBERS F.D.I.C.

.

MOSHE RON

and achieve victory."
When Weizmann finished
his speech with "Hag
Sameakh" the crowd
chanted "Hatikva" and
"Tehesakna." Weizmann
requested that they sing
also the "Song of the Em-ek"
and the crowd danced a Nora
until late at night:
During the last days be-
fore Passover many Jews
came from the vicinity to
Tel Aviv. Haifa was full.
The shops were crowded
with buyers. The flower
business was blooming. One
had to stand in long lines to
get flowers.
Tourism was scarce
owing to the bloody events
but buses brought
thousands to Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem.
On the Seder-night all
synagogues and small
prayerhouses in Tel Aviv
were full of people. The
streets were illuminated
and created _a holiday
atmosphere. One could
hear the Haggada recita-
tion from the houses.
There were the special
styles of Yemenites,
Sephardim, Polish Jews
and those from the Bal-
kan countries. The radio
broadcast Passover pro-
grams.
The Histadrut sponsored
a special Seder in Mograbi
Hall for 700 guests. It was
conducted by religious
writer Alexander
Syskind-Rabinowicz. His
grandchildren asked the
Four Questions. The direc-
tor of the cultural depart-
ment of the Brenner House,
Chaim Friedman, wel-
comed the guests. After the
Seder artists of Habima and
Ohel performed a musical
program.
After the Seder the crowd
moved through the streets
of the city rejoicing with
song and dance. The cele-
brations lasted till the early
hours of the morning.
Hundreds of families
were invited by their rela-
tives and friends to the
kibutzim where collective
Seders were held.
The tourists came
especially to Jerusalem
to hold the second Seder.
Jews could pray at cer-
tain hours at the Western
Wall, which was sur-
rounded by armed
British police forces.
Most tourists came from
the U.S., Britain, France,
South Africa and Au-
stralia, but among them
were 70 from Poland.
The King David Hotel in
Jerusalem was the most

prominent and famous
place where distinguished
guests from all over the
world stayed. Since Jewish
tourists were staying in this
hotel, the management or-
dered a strictly kosher
Seder, which was led by the
Jerusalem Cantor Bardaki.
Non-Jewish guests partici-
pated in the Seder.
After the meal, the or- -
chestra of the Jerusalem
police played Jewish and
hasidic melodies and all
participants joined in danc-
ing. A second Seder -
,e
held the next day a
Jewish Menora Club.
In those days there were
many poor Jewish families,
mostly from Oriental coun-
tries, who needed public as-
sistance in purchasing
Passover supplies.
Today many families in
Israel spend the Seder out-
side their homes. They go to
hotels or special halls,
where collective Seders are
held.

Israel Program
for Engineering
Students in U.S.

NEW YORK — A six-
month study/work program
for American and Canadian
Jewish engineering stu-
dents will begin July 1 in
Israel.
The program, which is
being offered by numerous
Israeli industries in cooper-
ation with the Jewish
Agency, is open to under-
graduates majoring in
industrial, mechanical, and
aeronautical engineering,
computer sciences or elec-
tronics. Among major Is-
raeli firms participating in
the program are Israel Air-
craft Industries and Iscar
Ltd. of Nahariya.
The program provides
students with work experi-
ence in Israeli industries,
exposes them to Israeli life
and offers them college cre-
dit through the Cooperative
Education System in the
U.S.
For information contact:
Professor Stephen Kane,
Dept. of Cooperative Educa-
tion, Northeastern Univer-
sity, Huntington Ave., Bos-
ton, Mass. 02115.

Good Samaritans
Are Repaid

JERUSALEM (JNI) —
Israelis who suffer loss or in-
jury while aiding law
enforcement authorities
will now be eligible for corn-
pensation by a government
to
fund, — according
Attorney-General Yit
Zamir.
The first person to benefit
from the fund was a woman,
who received $1,100 to re-
pair her apartment which
was bombed in an attempt
to deter her from testifying
in a sexual harassment
case.
The fund was established
as a public trust under the
direction of representatives
from various ministries and
receives allocations from
the treasury and from be-
quests to the state.

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