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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-11-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS



31st Book Fair Opens Saturday

The 31st annual Jewish
Some 23 authors and
Book Fair opens its eight- numerous performers will
day run at the main Jewish participate in the annual
Community Center on event. Most of the events
Saturday evening. are free and open to the pub-
At 8 p.m., attorney and lic. A few require an admis-
author Alan M. Dershowitz, sion charge. For informa-
author of "The Best De- tion, call the Jewish Corn-
fense," will speak on "De- munity Center Cultural
fending Jewish Rights at Arts Department, 661-
Home and Abroad." 1000, ext. 250.

SATURDAY

8 p.m. — Alan M. Dershowitz will speak on "Defending
Jewish Rights ,at Home and Abroad."

SUNDAY

1 p.m. — Nathan and Ruth Perlmutter will speak on
"Where Are We Now?"
2 p.m. — The PuppeTwins will present "Meshka the
Kvetch" for children. Admission charge.
2 p.m. — Mark Slobin will speak on "How the Fiddler Got
on the Roof."
3 p.m. — Ilya Rudiak will speak on "Farewell Shtetl" in
Yiddish.
4 p.m. — Reception and autograph session sponsored by the
Jewish Publication Society and Wayne State Univer-
sity Press.

Boris. Smolar's

8 p.m. — Barbara and Barry Rosen will speak on "The
Media and the Family."

MONDAY

TUESDAY

10 a.m. — Robert Kimmel Smith will speak on "One Foot:
The Distance from Sadie Shapiro's House to Jane's
House."
Noon — Luncheon. Admission charge, reservations re-
quired.
8 p.m. — Meridith Tax will speak on "Contradictions."

WEDNESDAY

10 a.m. — William Helmreich will speak on "The Jewish
Stereotypes and the Facts Behind Them."
Noon — Luncheon. Admission charge, reservations re-
quired.
1 p.m. — Claire Rayner will speak on "Your Life, My Life."
8 p.m. — Paul Cowan will speak on "Retrieving a Jewish
Legacy."

10 a.m. — Rena Blumberg will speak on "Life as a Celebra-
tion."
Noon — Luncheon. Admission charge, reservations re-
quired.
1 p.m. —Elizabeth Klein will speak on "After Immigration:
The New Generations."
8 p.m. — Prof. Emil Fackenheim will speak on "The Jewish
Return Into History."

Editor-in-Chief
Emeritus, JTA

(Copyright 1982, JTA, Inc.)

JEWISH BOOKS IN U.S.: Never in the history of the
Jewish people have so many books on Jewish subjects been
published each year in any country as in the U.S. now.
Since the end of World War II, the liberation of the Jewish
remnants from the Nazi camps, and the establishment of
the state of Israel, there is not a book season without publi-
cation of books of Jewish content by prestigious American
publishing houses.
It is estimated that this year there will be more than
400 such books published. This is more than one book each
day, not to speak of books published in Yiddish and of
Orthodox rabbinical literature published in Hebrew.
Gone are the years when publication of books on
Jewish themes in English depended primarily on the
Jewish Publication Society and Jewish publishers such as
the Bloch Co. Today "Jewish books" are part and parcel of
the publishing programs of large American concerns. Some
universities and colleges, which publish books of scholarly
character, are similarly paying more attention to manu-
scripts of Jewish content. Doctoral dissertations on Jewish
subjects are now being published more and more, as well as
selected Judaica.
THE JEWISH BOOK MONTH: The Jewish Book
Month, which is being observed now in many communities
across the country, has greatly stimulated the interest of
Jews in books of all categories. Under the sponsorship of the
Jewish Book Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board
— which is now marking its 40th anniversary — some
2,000 groups plan Jewish Book Month activities every
year.
A central role in the Jewish Book Month is the Jewish
Book Fair conducted by many community centers during
the month, including Detroit's, which opens Saturday eve-
ning. Thousands of people visit these book bazaars where
English, Yiddish and Hebrew books of all kinds are being
sold in large quantities. It is interesting to note that with
the constantly increasing number of titles of Jewish inter-
est coming from general publishers, several of the large
publishing houses are now printing separate lists of the
books of Jewish interest they issue. They include Double-
day; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; and several university
presses. The State University of New York has a special
Judaic list and a series of books on modern Jewish history.
The Wayne State University Press has a catalogue entitled
Judaica. The University of Chicago Press has a list of titles
in Judaica.

NOV. 20

8 p.m.



English Yiddish Theater: "The Golden Land."

-

NOV. 21

10:30 a.m. — Aranka Siegal will speak on "Our Cultural
Heritage Under Duress."
1 p.m. — Yaffa Eliach will speak on "The Art of Jewish
Survival."
2 p.m. — Camp Maas Dance Village and Young Dancers
Company will perform "Deborah the Dybbuk" for chil-
dren. There is a charge.
3 p.m. — Closing reception with Chaim Potok.

Record Number
of Athletes Seen
at Hapoel Games

TEL AVIV — Twenty-six
nations have accepted invi-
tations to participate in the
12th Hapoel Games, May
1-7, in Israel, according to
Isaac Ofek, president of the
organizing committee.
Nearly 1,500 athletes_will
be included in these na-
tional contingents.
Registrations to date for
the games, he noted, have
already passed that of the
1979 Hapoel Games, in
which 23 countries, outside
of Israel, with 1,200
athletes took part.
The Hapoel Games are
conducted every four years,
the year prior to the Olym-
pics. They will feature in-
ternational invitational
competition in: track and
field, badminton, judo,
wrestling, weight-lifting,
equestrian events, bridge,
tennis, handball, table-
tennis, basketball, vol-
leyball, water-polo, soccer,
fencing, canoeing, shooting,
swimming, chess, sailing,
MARCH OF TIME: The growing interest in Jewish cycling, rugby and archery.
books indicates the search of American-born• Jews of the
Duties are ours, events
younger generation for their Jewish roots. The philosophy are God's. His removes an
that "what elders reject the younger generations pick up" is infinate burden from the
now a fact in American Jewish life. Hence the search for shoulders of a miserable,
Jewish roots and the growing interest in books of Jewish tempted, dying creature. On
content.
this consideration only can
The Jewish Book Council seeks to strengthen this he securely lay down his
trend. The annual Jewish Book Month and its Book Fairs head and close his eyes.
are a basic part of its effective programs.
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10 a.m. — Esther Jungreis will speak on "American Mores
vs. Jewish Values."
Noon — Luncheon. Admission charge, reservations re-
quired.
1 p.m. — Rabbi Kenneth Aaron Kanter will speak and
present a musical program, "Do You Remember? — A
Medley of Tin Pan Alley Music."
8 p.m. — Clive Irving will speak on "Israel: Cultural Colli-
sion."

THURSDAY

`Between You
. . and Me'

Friday, November 12, 1982 11

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