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September 09, 1983 - Image 91

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-09

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

MAX & RUTH SOSIN

111111116PIER)79111111111

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

SAUL & 'BESSIE ROTT

Children - Grandchildren - Great-Grandchild

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

MARTIN, KATHY,
DAVID & ANTHONY BORDOLEY

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

MR. & MRS.
MARVIN BROOKS & JEFFREY

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
. happiness,
health and prosperity

.

.

FRANKA & ALLEN CHARLUPSKI

Herzog: A Strong Personality
Is Selected Isivel's 6th President

By SIMON GRIVER

World Zionist Press Service

JERUSALEM — In be-
coming Israel's sixth
president Chaim Herzog
has taken on his most chal-
lenging role. His proven
versatility should stand
him in good stead, having in
the past been a successful
soldier, diplomat, politi-
cian, lawyer, industrialist,
journalist, writer and even
something of a sportsman.
Perhaps a more impor-
tant qualification for being
president than his profes-
sional accomplishments is
the fact that he spans the
four major chasms that di-
vide the Jewish people; reli-
gious and secular,
Ashkenazi and Oriental, Is-

Born in Belfast, Northern
Ireland in 1819 as Vivian
Herzog, the new president's
family soon after moved to
Dublin when his father be-
came Chief Rabbi of Ire-
land. At 17, he joined his
grandparents in Jerusalem
to study at the Hebron
Yeshiva, a year before his
father became Chief Rabbi
of Palestine.

Herzog soon returned
to Britain, receiving a law
degree at Cambridge
University and graduat-
ing from the Royal Mili-
tary Academy at San-
dhurst. He served in
British Intelligence dur-
ing World War II, helped
capture Heinrich Him-
mler and represented the
British at the first confer-
ence on displaced per-
sons at Belsen.

Herzog's heart was in
Eretz Yisrael, to which he
returned in 1947. He fought
in the War of Independence
and with the official forma-
tion of the Israeli army he
headed its intelligence
branch.
In the 1950s he served as
military attache in Wash-
ington for four years. He
was the first military com-
mander of the West Bank in
1967, and UN ambassador
in New York from 1975 to
CHAIM HERZOG
1978 when the infamous
rael and the Diaspora, and "Zionism equals racism"
the political left and right.
resolution was passed. In
Herzog describes himself one of his great moments he
as a traditional Jew. He is strode to the UN rostrum
looked upon as belonging to and tore the resolution to
the non-Orthodox estab- shreds in the name of Israel,
lishment but his family the Jewish people and the
background (he is the son of Zionist movement.
the late Ashkenazi Chief
Many Israelis admire the
Rabbi Yitzhak Herzog)
makes him sympathetic and figher in Herzog. Indeed, he
acceptable to the Orthodox is a former boxing champion
community. Herzog's wife, of Maccabi Ireland and
Aura Ambache, is half _ today still takes a keen
Sephardi, their oldest son interest in sports, indulging
Yoel has married the in sailing and watching soc-
daughter of the Swiss cer. "Politics is a bit like
Sephardi business magnate boxing," he says. "You have
Nessim Gaon and Herzog to take the knocks, stay on
claims that so many uncles, your feet and persevere."
aunts, cousins, nephews Herzog feels, however, that
and nieces have "mixed" he has been too naive and
marriages that he is not honest to get to the top on
conscious of who is the greasy pole of party poli-
tics.
Ashkenazi and who is not.

At the same time, hav-
ing been born and
brought up in Ireland,
educated in Britain and
served in America as Is-
rael's ambassador to the
United Nations, Herzog
points out that he under-
stands the hopes and
fears of the English-
speaking Diaspora and
its relationship to Israel.

Finally, as somebody
whose political home is
towards the right and
hawkish-inclined circles in
the Labor Party, his centrist
views are acceptable to most
of the population, albeit
that the presidency is a
non-political role.
With the country's di-
visions in mind, President
Herzog's acceptance speech
in May, as he replaced Yit-
zhak Navon, stressed that
internal wrangling was be-
coming a greater threat to
the country's security than
the external enemy.

He is also a family man
with four children: Yoel
33, Michael 30, Yitzhak
22, and Ronit 19. His wife
Aura, he emphasizes, is
no mere appendage but a
woman who has achieved
much in her own right,
being the longtime head
of the Council for a Beau-
tiful Israel, the founder of
the Education Ministry's
Public Council for Arts
and Culture and the
creator of the country's
annual Bible Quiz.

The Herzogs admire the
open, deeply involved, much
travelling and hosting style
of the Navons, which trans-
ferred the presidency from a
largely ceremonial post to a
leadership position of status
and influence.
In theory the presidency
is merely titular, a ceremo-
ever, it is an influential and
inspirational symbol for the
country as a whole.

nial role lacking authority
or power. In practice, how-

1111D11 nalkl Tian

to all

Friday, September 9, 1983 91

May the coming

year be filled

with health and

happiness for

my friends

all our family

and relatives

and friends

MRS. ESTHER SALLY CUTLER

JILL & ARNIE FINKEL
& SCOTT

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

DR. & MRS.
JOEL 1. HAMBURGER & FAMILY

1111111WPWIW-1111111111

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

RENA, JERRY,
DAVID & AARON CHERNOW

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

CATHY & ARNIE GOODMAN

To All - Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

DR. & MRS.
JACK D. SINGER & FAMILY

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