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Friday, lune 5, 1981

- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

James Caan Returns to Life Soviet Jewry PrOponents
of Crime as a Movie Thief' Oppose Lefever Nomination

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lege and in Newark, N.J.,
with interiors to be shot
HOLLYWOOD — James later at the Burbank
Caan, the soft-spoken, Studios.
cheerful Billy Rose opposite
The casting of a nine-
Barbra Streisand in "Funny year-old Aileen Quinn from
Lady," and the anguished Yardley, Pa., was the result
widowed Neil Simon in the of a search by Stark and the
auto-biographical "Chapter film's director, John Hus-
Two," returns to the im- ton, to find the visual and
petuous characterization of audible image of the saucy
a ruthless gangster in singing ragamuffin who has
"Thief."
captured hearts
Caan's arduous climb to everywhere.
the top, which has netted
Quinn joins Albert Fin-
him several Oscar and ney, Carol Burnett, Tim
Emmy nominations, attests Curry, Bernadette Peters,
to the skills which have Ann Riking, Geoffrey Hol-
made him a most versatile der and Edward Hermann
actor. Starting as a heavy in in the filmization of "An-
"Lady in a Cage," he was nie," for which Carol
also seen in a number of Sobieski wrote the
modestly budgeted films screenplay.
such as "The Glory Guys,"
"Red Line 7000," "El- Sandberg Saga
dorado," "Games," "Journey Told by Author
to Shiloh," "Submarine
in New Novel
X-1," and "Rabbit Run."
His performance as pro-
The saga of the Sandberg
fessional football player family is told in "From the
Brian Picolo in "Brian's Bitter Land" by Maisie
Song," the highly acclaimed Mosco, an original paper-
movie-for-television was back release from Bantam
lauded by critics.
Books.
"Thief' is set against
The novel chronicles the
the subterranean world lives and loves of three gen-
of crime which is treated erations of Sandbergs,
on the screen as a highly headed by Sarah, the mat-
skilled profession not un- riarchal figure who guides
like regular business her family from a life of per-
enterprises and trades, secution in Russia to a
only with greater risks to poverty-stricken, but peace-
be taken for the largest ful existence in an English
stakes imaginable.
ghetto. The book is the first
Not since "Rififi" has volume in the trilogy that
there been such a graphic will take the Sandberg fam-
description, with every sci- ily from 1905, as homeless
entific and mechanical de- immigrants, through two
tail, of a contemplated bank world wars to 1977, as they
robbery. This is not a cops become a successful family
and robbers story. The cops of doctors, politicians and
hardly enter the scene and artists.
never interfere except when
Maisie Mosco formerly
asking for their share of the served as news editor_of the
booty.
Manchester Jewish Gazette
RAY STARK's production and has been writing fiction
of "Annie," from the smash since the 1960s. Her works
Broadway musical, went be- include plays for stage, sc-
fore the cameras early in reen, and radio. "From the
May at the Woodrow Wilson Bitter Land" is her first
Museum at Monmouth Col- novel.

(Copyright 1981, JTA, Inc.)

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
The Union of Councils of tion. On NBC-TV's "Meet
Soviet JeWs (JCSJ) called the Press" Sunday, Sen.
for the Senate to reject the Paul Tsongas (D-Mass.)
nomination of Ernest said that 11 of the 17 mem-
Lefever as assistant secre- ° bers of the Senate Foreign
tary of state for humanita- Relations Committee were
ready to vote against the
rian affairs.
Robert Gordon, of Boston, Lefever nomination.
Tsongas, a member of the
president of the UCSJ, said
that to Soviet Jews and the committee, said that Secre-
United States, human tary of State Alexander
rights is a moral obligation Haig was "not beating down
and practical matter not any doors of the Senate" in
something to be used as a support of Lefever, but at
"stick for attacking the the Senate Monday, a dr
partment spokesmai,i1V-‘
Soviet government."
Paul Meek, Washington David Passage said Lefever
representative of the UCSJ, "retains the confidence of
said that his organization the administration" and
supported the use of public Haig continues to support
statements and quiet dip- his nomination.
lomacy in helping Soviet
Jewry, but he said that
Lefever seemed to want to
use quiet diplomacy on
what he calls
"authoritarian" regimes
and public statements to at-
tack adversaries of the
United States.
as seen on '60 minutes'
He said Lefever does
not seem to support
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human rights, but only
want to use is as a "tool"
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to attack adversaries of
the U.S.
2 or more $12.00 each P.P.
Several other Jewish
organizations have at-
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French Rabbi
Awarded WZO
Jerusalem Prize

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The Jerusalem Prize was
awarded by President Yit-
zhak Navon last week to the
Chief Rabbi of France, Rene
Sirat, and to three other re-
cipients from Switzerland,
Canada and Israel.
The award was presented
by the World Zionist Organ-
ization at a festive cere-
mony at the President's re-
sidence attended by WZO
chairman, Leon Dulzin,
Sephardic Chief Rabbi
Ovadia Yosef, Marc Bonf-
ous, the French Ambas-
sador to Israel, Knesset
members and educators.
The Award Committee,
headed by Judge Yaacov
Bazak, had decided unani-
mously to award the prize to
Rabbi Sirat, Rabbi Moshe
Bochko, head of Yeshivat
Etz Haim of Montreux,
Switzerland, Nahman
Sokol, of Toronto, and Av-
raham Shamir, an Israeli
who directed a Jewish
school in Brazil as an emis-
sary of the WZO's Depart-
ment of Torah Education
and Culture.

Israel a Target
from Left, Right

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Right-wing and left-wing
terrorists are conducting a
global campaign again8t,
the same targets western
democracies, Israel and
Jews — and, in some cases,
have joined forces in that
campaign, according to a
study reported today by
Maxwell. Greenberg,
chairman of the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai,
Brith. He said Israel was a
primary target for both.



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