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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-16

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Kissinger Marks His 60th
by Planting Trees in Israel

Friday, September 16, 1983 21

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

METROPOLITAN DETROIT DISTRICT PRESENTS

,Walicifet &hie."1

Mr. & MN. Philip Slomovitz
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Zuckerman
Honorary Chairpersons

Mr. Leonard Herman
President

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,
center, during a recent visit to Israel with his family,
personally planted the first of 60 trees that were pre-
sented to him as a birthday gift by former Israel Am-
bassador to the United States Simha Dinitz. Pictured
at the planting ceremony in the Jewish National
Fund's American Independence Park near
Jerusalem are, from left: Mrs. Nancy Kissinger (par-
tially obscured); Dr. Kissinger; his son David; and
Moshe Rivlin, World Chairman of the Board of Direc-
tors of Keren Kayemeth Lelsrael and Ahmet Ertegun,
chairman of the board and founder of Atlantic Re-
cords.

Collecting Jewish Folktales
Project of Haifa University

By CINDY KAYE

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The world's largest collec-
tion of recorded Jewish
folklore came under the
care of the department of
Hebrew and comparative
literature at the University
of Haifa on Sept. 1.
Consisting of more than
15,000 recorded Jewish and
Arabic folktales, the Israel
Folklore Archive — founded
in 1955 — has labored to col-
lect examples of Jewish
folklore from many coun-
tries, with the emphasis on
the folklore of Sephardic
Jewry.
According to Dr. Aliza
Shenhar, head of Haifa
University's department of
Hebrew and comparative
literature, the university
"is the best place for the
archive. For academic rea-
sons, I feel that it must be
here. We have been working
with it for years and now
that it will be situated at the
university, we can develop
it more effectively. By be-
ing here, it is also a great
benefit for the students,
since they will not have to
leave the university to con-
duct their research."

Jewish folklore, under
Shenhar's guidance, has
been the subject of two
major projects over the
past 10 years. In 1979 a
compilation of a year's
worth of listening and re-
cording sessions of mem-
bers of the community of
Beit Shean, a predomin-
antly Sephardic de-
velopment town 45 min-
utes south of Tiberias, re-
sulted in the publication
of a book, "Folktales of
Beit Shean," authored by
Shenhar and Haia Bar-
Yitzhak.

Determined to build upon
their success, the staff of the
folklore unit of Haifa Uni-
versity next embarked on a
three-year program to re-
cord the folktales of the
residents of Shlomi, a de-

velopment town near Is-
rael's northern border.
The difference between
the two projects is in the
presentation of the collected
and compiled material. In
"Folktales from Shlomi,"
also authored by Shenhar
and Bar-Yitzhak, the
folktales are printed in the
speaker's native language,
Moroccan Arabic with a
Hebrew translation.
Shenhar is presently
working to record Jewish
versions of the story of Cin-
derella. "People are very
aware of the story of Cin-
derella as was told by the
brothers Grimm and by the
Walt Disney movie," she
said.

"Everyone knows of it
primarily in its European
setting. However, a tradi-
tional folktale about the
subject has also been a
part of Jewish folklore.
Most versions appear to
have originated in
Morocco, and the story is
one of the most common
tales that mothers tell
their daughters."

Although most of her
work has been in the collec-
tion of those folktales which
have been passed from gen-
eration to generation,
Shenhar is also involved in
the collection and recording
of modern Israeli folktales
and folklore.

Female Mohel
in Nova Scotia

WINNIPEG — A Jewish
woman is now serving as a
mohel (circumcisor) in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, ac-
cording to the Jewish Post of
Winnipeg.

Dr. Heather Zitner, a
Halifax physician, per-
formed her first brit mila
last spring. Dr. Zitner is be-
lieved to be the first female
mohel in Canada, the Post
reported.

Dr. Lester Zeff
Mr. Max Sosin
Co-Chairmen

TH ANNUAL

5

BALFOUR
CELEBRATION

FEATURING

Mrs. Ira G. Kaufman
Women's Committee Chairperson

Mrs. Sidney Z. Leib
Mrs. I. Walter Silver
Mrs. Norma T. Hudosh
Mrs. Alan Feldman
Women's Committee Co-Chairpersons

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Brand
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Herman
Mr. & Mrs. David Hermelin
Mr. & Mrs. Irving Laker
Dr. Sidney Z. Leib
Mr. & Mrs. Max Nosanchuk
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Silverman
Mr. & Mrs. Joel Wisper
Kfar Sliver Scholarship Chairpersons

Mr. & Mrs. Walter L. Field
Judge Ira G. Kaufman
Dr. & Mrs. Bernard Wilson
Dr. I. Walter Silver
Golden Sponsor Chairpersons

Mrs. Helen Atler
Mrs. Sanford Bennett
Dr. & Mrs. Joel I. Hamburger
Sponsor Chairpersons

Dr. & Mrs. Alex Friedlaender
Dr. & Mrs. Sidney Friediaender
Dr. & Mrs. Louis Kazdan
Mr. & Mrs. Sherman Shapiro
Patron Chairpersons

AMIRAM RICA!

FAY NICOLL

Brilliant, young Israeli Piano Virtuoso

International Folk Singer
and Recording Star

... He can dazzle with the sheer brilliance of
his finger dexterity' N.Y. Times

"... a display of brilliant virtuosity
..." Jerusalem Post

.. rarely does one hear a pianist with such
an assured and scintillating technique ..."
San Francisco Chronicle

"... Anyone who knows Fay Nicoll is drawn to
her warm personality and effervescent
style
The Jewish Press

"Fay Nicoll really got the audience involved.
Her Yiddish Theatre medley captivated the
crowd" Journal, Long Beach, N.Y.

Mrs. Richard B. Kramer
Mr. & Mrs. Ruben H. Isaacs
Mr.. & Mrs. Percy Kaplan
Publicity Chairpersons

Mrs. Florence Greenberg
Mr. Seymour Rabotnick
Seating Chairpersons

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bass
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Ring
Communications Chairpersons

Dr. & MN. Sidney Z. Leib
Kick-Off Committee Chairpersons

WINCED VICTORY SINGERS

Seven Superb vocalists,
Joe Baris, Director

Mrs. Norma T. Hudosh
Financial Secretary

"... this outfit is one of the most unique and
entertaining I have ever seen ..." Variety

Mrs. Barbara Rabotnick
Celebration Secretary

CELEBRATION COMMITTEE*
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Allan
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Baruch
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Burke
Mr. Julian M. Cohen
Dr. & Mrs. Joel Dreyer
Dr. Alan Feldman
Rabbi Leon Fram
Mr. & Mrs. Menachem Glaser
Rabbi Irwin Groner
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hack
Dr. & Mrs. Maxwell M. Hoffman
Mr. & Mrs. Sheridan Holtzman
Mr. & Mrs. Hugo lczkovitz
Mr. & Mrs. Morris M. Jacobs
Mrs. Pauline B. Klein
Mr. & Mrs. Ezekiel Leikin
Mrs. Sol Lifsitz
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore Mandell
Dr. & Mrs. Harold A. Maxmen
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Panush
Mr. & Mrs. Herzl Shur
Mr. & Mrs. Allan Silverman
Mr. & Mrs. Isadore Silverman
Mr. & Mrs. Carnii Slomovitz
Judge Michael L. Stacey
Rabbi Robert Syme
Mr. & Mrs. Sherwin Tukel
Drs. Leon and Diana Warshay
*Committee In Formation

". .. Sensational singers, spectacular
showmen ..." Steve Allen

"... the group consists of seven male voices
blended in a quality of ensemble singing that
is nothing short of spectacular ..."
Syracuse Herald Examiner

AND A SPECIAL BALFOUR
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE

STARRING

PAUL ZIM

.. Possessing a powerful voice, Zim also proved an inspiration for an audience
that not only cheered him, but ... stood for a minute to express enthusiasm
over his remarkable demonstration of an art, in which he has become a
master . ." Philip Slomovitz, Detroit Jewish News

"Zim is a fine lyric, sensitive singer ..." N.Y. Times

.. His consummate artistry and his beautiful voice reach the
heart .. ." Jerusalem Post

PAUL ZIM

Singer Extraordinaire ... The
Jewish Pavarotti .

SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 1983 7:30 P.M.

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