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May 06, 1983 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-05-06

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8 _friday, May 6, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

60,000 at Jerusalem Book Fair

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JERUSALEM (JTA) —
"The Book in the Electronic
Age" and "Encouragement
of Reading in Under-
privileged Societies" were
two themes of this year's
11th International Book
Fair which closed last
weekend. Organizers of the
six-day biennial event said
60,000 people attended.
The high point of the fair
was the presentation of the
Jerusalem Prize for "The
Freedom of - the Individual
in Society" to writer V. S.
Naipaul of Trinidad, who is
looked upon as the literary
spokesman for the Third
World. An estimated
100,000' books were dis-
played by 1,000 publishing
houses from 31 countries,

including countries which
actual burnings as well
do not have diplomatic rela- as of the 750 books which
tions with Israel.
were burned.
Five publishers, noted for
Dialogues
between
having done much for Israel authors dealt with "Human
and for Jerusalem, were Rights and the Involvement
given the "Friend of of Writers."
Jerusaleni Award." They
In conjunction with the
included Arthur Rosenthal, Book Fair, the Jerusalem
president of Harvard Uni- Cinematheque presented a
versity Press; Paul Feffer, marathon of films written
president of Feffer and Si- by authors who were invited
mons Publishing House;
guests of the Fair. The
Van Der Heyden, of marathon featured "Lew
Elsevier Publishing House;
Belle de Jour," "The Big
Gerhard Kurtze, president Dig," "The Policeman,"
of the Grossohaus Wegner "Sallah Shabati," "Section
Publishing House; and 317," "The Loneliness of the
Yechezkiel Steimatzky,
Long Distance Runner" and
Steimatsky Publishing.
In commemoration of -
The Wayne State Univer-
the 50th anniversary of sity Press was represented
the Nazi book burnings in
at the Fair, and Detroiter
1933, the Georg Lingen- Toby Holtzman was one of
brink Publishing House
the representatives of the
of Hamburg set up a dis- Jewish Publication Society
play of documentation of of America. -

Christians Must Examine
Lebanon, Theologian Says

NEW YORK (JTA) — present religious and politi-
Christians should follow cal complexities in the Mid-
our example of the Israelis, dle East."
who today are searching
Both Schoon and Christ-
their consciences and ask- ine Pilon, one of the original*
ing themselves if they "did settlers of Nes Ammim, and
the right thing" in Lebanon, the widow of the founder,
a Dutch theologian stated.
described the settlement as
Speaking at a press "a unique and moving at-
luncheon at the American tempt to build and demon-
Jewish Committee's head- strate Christian solidarity
quarters, Dr. Simon Schoon, with Israel." It was born of
former pastor at Nes Am- its founders' desire, they
mim, the only Christian ag- • said, "to voice a meaningful
ricultural cooperative in Is- Christian response to the
rael, said that Christians Holocaust and to centuries
should not forget that it was of anti-Semitism."
Appealing to Christians
"Christians who did the-kil-
lings in the Palestinian to visit and spend time in
camps. "Then," Schoon Nes Ammim, Mrs. Pilon
added, "out of collective re- said: "We must understand
sponsibility we can really the depth of the suffering
the Jews experienced at the
discuss the matter."
hands of Christians. We
The whole situation is so must repent of that persecu-
complex, Schoon asserted, tion by identifying with a
that "we must go back to living Jewish people in
history in order to judge the . their homeland."

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Israel Marks Lag b'Omer, May Day

- TEL AVIV (JTA) -- Reli-
gious Jews celebrated Lag
b'Omer in their traditional
manner on Sunday in
northern Israel and trade
unionists paraded through
the center of Tel Aviv in
honor of May Day, the tradi-
tional workers' holiday.
The dual holiday caused
mammoth traffic jams on
the roads of Galilee and in
and around the country's
largest city. Orthodox Jews
gathered at the tomb of
Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai
in Meron, near Safad. Or-
ganizers of the festivities
said that "well over
100,000" were on hand.
The May Day parade, or-
ganized by Histadrut and
the Labor Alignment, drew
an estimated, 70,000-
100,000 prompting cynics to
remark that "Rabbi Shimon
appeared to have beaten
Rabbi Karl Marx" this year.
The Lag b'Omer cele-
brations began Saturday
night with bonfires all
over the countryside, a
tradition practiced
mainly by teenagers who
hold parties around the
flames and create
-12eAda,ches for local -fire

brigades.
The daylight gathering at
Meron has been observed in
its present form for about
150 years. It draws black-
garbed ultra-Orthodox
Jews and conventionally
dressed Sephardim. Food
booths set up in recent years
have added a carnival at-
mosphere.
The May Day parade and
rally in Tel Aviv departed
from the low key with which
the workers holiday has
been marked in Israel for
the last 10 years. It was de-
signed \to rally the populace
behind Labor and in opposi-
tion to the Likud govern-
ment. Massed red banners
led the procession.
The celebration culmi-
nated with the official open-
ing of the Hapoel Interna-
tional Labor Sports Club
games which have drawn
athletes from all over the
world.

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Profuseness is a cruel and
crafty demon that gradually
involves her followers in
dependence and debts, and
so fetters them with irons
that enter into their inmost
souls.
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