Friday, December 24, 1982 13
THE DETROIT JEWISH. NEWS
A Few Spicy Vignettes from Israel
decreed that the sum of
HAIFA — Israel is fre- money referred to in a wed-
quently in the headlines of ding ketuba may be stated
the world's press, but the in U.S. dollars if the couple
little things that seldom get so wishes.
Santa Claus next—The
reported beyond our borders
which imported alli-
are what give this country
its particular flavor, charm gators is doing so well with
and uniqueness. For exam- its attraction that another
kibutz in the northern
In second place — Jaffa Golan Heights is now seri-
oranges, from Israel, are the ously considering importing
second best known trade a herd of reindeer, to be
name in Europe. In first raised commercially and to
be kept for public show.
place is Coca Cola.
The law must be
Offense to municipal
applied firmly — The Law dignity — Arie Goral,
on Equal Opportunity in Mayor of Haifa, was sup-
Employment requires that posed to ride a donkey in the
all references in newspaper student Purim parade in the
advertisements, whatever streets of his city. A pranks-
the text, must in every case ter stole the donkey, and his
refer to members of both honor the mayor indig-
sexes. What about the ad nantly called in the police.
from an orphanage seeking
nursing mothers? What
about the ad from the Arti- Some of El Al's most dif-
ficial Insemination Insti- ficult strikes were led by
tute seeking donors of Eytan Rosenman, head of
the workers' staff commit-
Limited use for ears — tee. No more. The company
Military regulations de- appointed him a member of
clare that girl soldiers may the board of directors with
adorn themselves with no duties as director of the
more than one ring, one manpower division!
pendant on a chain, and
The mercy border —
earrings which fit snugly to During 1981, close to 35,000
the lobe of the ear. Some Lebanese citizens came
girls seized on this precise through the Good Fence on
wording and took to wear- the northern border to re-
ing two and even three ear- ceive medical treatment in
rings on each ear. The text Israel's dispensaries and
has just been amended, hospitals.
making the limit one pair of
Kibutz life - a long life
— Average life expectancy
Praise the Lord, and of males in a kibutz is 77.5
pass the umbrella — After years, and for females 83.2
a prolonged drought this years, th6 highest rates in
past winter the the world.
meteorologists could offer
Contrasts in the news
no hope. The rabbis called — Item One: Israel's steel
for mass prayer in the supply has dropped below
synagogues and the rain fell the danger line an indus-
in buckets. Asked his opin- trial leader warned. Item
ion, the Chief Meteorologist Two: The Israel Steel Mills
replied: "I'm flabbergasted. has exported 200,000 tons of
Just keep on praying!"
steel to Egypt.
Hazzan, Sir —Aryeh
Verteicht and .Verbes-
sert — On a recent Ameri- Bar-On, who was appointed
can television show aired Chief Military Cantor of the
here, the phrase "woman in Israel armed forces in 1976,
labor" was rendered in He- has been promoted to
brew under the picture as "a lieutenant colonel, the
woman in the Histadrut." highest rank ever achieved
Two zuzim and more— by a cantor in Israel.
Taking no chances —
The military rabbinate has
By CARL ALPERT
Rabanit Noemi Cohen, of
Haifa, told of a Dutch Chris-
tian girl who had applied to
her for lessons leading to
conversion. The girl studied
hard, mastered all the re-
quirements, and gave every
indication of becoming a
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She passed the tests of the
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until she was asked why she
wanted to be a Jew. Her re-
ply: "I want to be a Jew be-
cause when Jesus returns
he will save the Jews first."
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TEL AVIV (JTA) — The businessman, had paid
100th anniversary of the the fares of many Jewish
birth of violinist Bronislav members of the Warsaw
Huberman on Dec. 19, 1882, Symphony Orchestra in
was marked by a concert 1936 to go to Palestine to
Sunday described by some help found the new
musicologists as "the Palestine Symphony Or-
greatest concert in the his- chestra under the baton
tory of the violin," with the , of its first guest conduc-
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Orchestra, which Huber- ican government to play at
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musical director and con-
ductor Zubin Mehta.
Navy Drug Bust
The vionlinists playing in
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Is-
Sunday's concert were Isaac
Stern, Pinha.s Zuckerman, rael naval vessels recently
Yitzhak Perlman, Ida confiscated two tons of
Haendel, Shlomo Mintz and hashish valued at about $24
million, discovered aboard
A seventh violinist to three vessels intercepted on
have taken part in Sun- their way from Lebanon to
day's final festive concert Egypt. It was the biggest
was Henrik Schering, haul of the drug ever found
whose father, a Warsaw by Israeli agents.
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