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December 24, 1982 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-12-24

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Bibles Shredded j

TORONTO — A ship-
ment of 200 Bibles for the
Jewish community in Syria
was returned recently to the
Toronto post office shred
into bits. The Bibles were
shipped by Cong. Beth
Tzedeck of Toronto.

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 24, 1982 31
•,
Amertca' The Sephardic Experience in the U .S.

PHILADELPHIA — "La
America: The Sephardic
Experience in the United
States" (Jewish Publication
Society) by Marc D. Angel is
the story of the more than
25,000 Levantine Sephar-
dim who entered the U.S.
between 1899 and 1925.
These were Jews from Tur-
key, Syria, Greece, Bul-
garia, Rhodes and other
lands.
The account of their
American resettlement, un-
like that of their East Euro-

pean co-religionists, has
gone largely unrecorded.
"La America" is thus a wel-
come contribution to an
understanding of this
long-neglected aspect of the
American Jewish experi-
ence.
The book takes its title
from the Judeo-Spanish-
language newspaper La

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the Sephardic group into a
central authoritative
organization, a dream that
was never to be fulfilled.
As the author writes:
"Moise Gadol was perhaps
the greatest voice of the
immigrant Sephardic com-
munity during the years in
which La America ap-
peared. He was an heroic
figure, although seldom ap-
preciated by many of his
contemporaries .. .
"This book is primarily
a study of the Judeo-
speaking Sephardim of
New York from 1910 to
1925 as seen through the
eyes of Moise Gadol and
his newspaper La
America. On its pages we
can see firsthand the
struggles of the Sephar-
dim to adapt to a new way
of life. This is the story of
a people arid of one man,
the description of a sliver
of history with ramifica-
tions that transcend
time."
Angel is the rabbi of
Cong. Shearith Israel. He is
the author of "The Jews of
Rhodes: The History of a
Sephardic Community" and
has served as editor of
"Studies in Sephardic Cul-
ture" and "Rabbi David De
Sola Pool: Selection from
Six Decades of Sermons,
Addresses, and Writings."
He is the founder and di-
rector of Sephardic House, a

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national institution dedi- and culture, based at Cong.
cated to Sephardic history Shearith Israel.

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America, which began pub-
lication in 1910 to serve the
interests of the Sephardic
NOW FEATURING A LUNCHEON MENU!
immigrants and was issued
• SANDWICHES • PASTA • SEAFOOD • CHICKEN
intermittently until 1925.
• PIZZA • ETC. • ETC.
Indeed, the archives of the
LUNCHEON SPECIALS
newspaper yielded the raw
COMPLETE CARRY-OUT
materials for the present
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Moise Gadol, a Sephardic
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Jew from Bulgaria, who
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emerges as the leading
THREE SEATINGS, 5:30, 7:30 & 10 p.m.
protagonist of the book.
10 p.m. SEATING INCLUDES: CHOICE
AND PIZZA
OF 7 GREAT ENTREES, GLASS OF
The vast majority of the
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Sephardic immigrants set-
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pers.
DANCING TO BILLY ROSE TRIO
tled in New York City. As
$
per
"La America" describes it, Aliya Director
these newcomers, by West-
NEW YORK — The
ern standards, were unedu-
_
From $4.75 .. .
cated, unskilled and poorly executive board of the
ON
FOOD
PURCHASE
OF
$6
OR
MORE
North
American
Aliya
equipped to meet the chal-
DINING ROOM, CARRY OUT OR DEUVERY
Movement has' named
lenge of America.
MON.-THURS. 11 a.m.-12 Mid.
Includes Glass of Wine .. .
The language barrier — Marsha Kirshblum execu-
FRI. 11 a.m. 2 a.m.


Expires 12/30/82
tive
director
for
1982-1983.
most spoke Judeo-Spanish,
SAT 12 noon-2 a.m. SUN. 12 noon- 12 Mid.
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because the Sephardim
originated from so many
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often did not share common
interests amongst them-
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Moreover, the newcomers
came into conflict with the
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long-established "uptown"
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the venerable Spanish-
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founded in 1654. These two
7 DAYS A WEEK — 24 HOURS
groups, separated by cen-
turies of history, were now
coming together as es-
tranged relations.
The newspaper La
dee
America sought to forge
Includes: Choice of potato, cole slaw
a unified community of
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this divergent popula-
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was outspoken on behalf of
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CHARCOAL-GRILLED ISLAND DEUGHTS!
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instructing. A strong expo-
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nent of education, hard
work and cultural aware-
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