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December 02, 1983 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-12-02

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86 Friday, December 2, 1983


Reshef Leads Israel Navy

shef fast missile boat repre-
sents the third generation of
missile boats in service in
the Israeli Navy since they
were first introduced in
1967. The Reshef is of Is-
raeli design — its steel hull
is constructed in the Israel
Shipyards in Haifa and its
weapon and electronic sys-
tems are produced by the Is-
rael Aircraft Industries and
other Israeli electronic
Only just over 60 feet in
length, it has a range of
about 2,000 miles at a cruis-
ing speed of 25 knots.
The special feature of the
Israeli fast missile boat is
the heavy armament that it
carries in relation to its
minute dimensions and
weight. Its main weapons
systems include both Israeli
("Gabriel") and American
("Harpoon") anti-ship mis-
siles, while 40 mm. and 76
mm. sophisticated guns are
installed on deck.

This combination of a
small, fast and mobile


vessel equipped with
missiles enables the Is-
raeli fast missile boat to
take decisive action at
sea and bring maximum
fire power to bear on its
target. Its small dimen-
sions, maneuverability
and its survivability en-
able it to compete with
other vessels, shore
targets, aircraft and
under-water weapons
with little danger of being

The first Reshef was com-
pleted in 1968 and in 1973
the construction of this class
of fast missile boats was
The Israeli Navy has sev-
eral boats of the Reshef
class and they played a sig-
nificant role in Operation
Peace for the Galilee.

James Waterman Wise's Death
Revives Interest in Eminent Celebrity

The death in Nice,
France, on Nov. 28 of James
Waterman Wise revives
interest in one of the most
distinguished American
Jewish families in whose
ranks he had a notable role.
He was closely associated
for many years with his
father, Stephen S. Wise,
having shared with him
Zionist platforms and
editorship of Opinion Mag-
He also was deeply in-
volved in interest with his
mother, Louise Waterman
Wise, who was a noted ar-
tist. He pursued her inter-
ests in the last 20 years of
his life as a leading art
dealer abroad and in this
country. He also had a share
in the activities of his sister,
Judge Justine Wise Polier

in the ranks of the Ameri-
can Jewish Congress.

Mr. Wise warned
against Nazism as Hitler
was coming to power in
1933 in his book, "Swas-
tika: The Nazi Terror,"
and in "Nazism, the As-
sault on Civilization,"
co-authored with Pierre
Aran Paassen in 1934.

He was a founder and re-
search director of the Coun-
cil Against Intolerance in
America, which was active
in the late 1930s and early
Mr. Wise also was the
author of "Liberalizing
Judaism" and "Jews Are
Like That!" Among his
other publications as writer
or editor, were "Mr. Smith,
Meet Mr. Cohen," "Our Bill
of Rights" and "From

A Menora from Bohemia

17515 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Suite 865

Southfield, Mich. 48075


This cast brass Hanuka menora is among the 350
Jewish artifacts touring the U.S. as part of "The Pre-
cious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechos-
lovak State Collections" which is currently at the
Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, D.C. The ex-
hibit will be displayed at the Detroit Institute of Arts
in the spring of 1985.

Mechanical Menora Lighter

Paste in old label

T o :

Effective Date

The Robotics Laboratory at the Technion-Israel
Institute of Technology uses a robot to light a Hanuka
menora to demonstrate the versatility of the
machines. Israeli-made robots are now used to polish
diamonds, weld steel, plate jewelry, handle cargo and
pick fruit.


Born in Portland, Ore.,
Mr. Wise moved to France
in 1950 and became an art
dealer. He was graduated
from Columbia University
in 1923.

Anti-Missionary Campaign

Jews for Jews organization
has inaugurated a petition
campaign calling on
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kolleck to halt all construc-
tion activity sponsored by
the Beth Shalom-Midnight
Call missionary group in
that city.
The missionary group,
which claims a membership
of 600,000, has sponsored a
number of community con-
struction projects in Israel's
capital city, according to
Rabbi Rubin R. Dobin.
For information on the
campaign against Beth
Shalom-Midnight Call,
send a long, self-addressed

Gen. Barker

To: The Jewish News


Bigotry to Brotherhood." In
1948, Mr. Wise wrote "Meet
Henry Wallace," the cam-
paign biography of the Pro-
gressive Party's candidate
for President.

LONDON — Gen. Sir
Evelyn Barker, former
commander of British
troops in pre-state Israel,
died Nov. 23 at age 89.
• Sir Evelyn was the target
of death threats and two un
successful letter bombs for
his policies in pre-Israel
Palestine, where he was
military chief when the
King David Hotel in
Jerusalem was bombed in
According to the New
York Times, the bombing,
which killed more than 100
Britons, Arabs and Jews, so
outraged the general that
he forbade his officers from
having social contacts with
The Times said the order
stirred angry debates in the
British Parliament, leading
the government to dis-
sociate itself from general's
policy since it contradicted
Britain's proclaimed policy
of evenhandedness toward
the Jews and Arabs of

stamped envelope to Rabbi
Rubin R. Dobin, Jews for
Jews, P.O. Box 6194, Miami
Beach, Fla. 33154.

Samuel Korby

Samuel B. Korby, an at-
torney and real estate de-
veloper, died Nov. 24 at age
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Mr. Korby was a member of
Tikvah Lodge of Bnai Brith
and the Michigan Bar Asso-
A former Detroiter, Mr.
Korby resided in Delray
Beach, Fla., at the time of
his death.
He leaves his wife, Sylvia;
a son, Marshall of West
Bloomfield; a daughter,
Natalie Lyons of Southfield;
two brothers, Harry of Las
Vegas, Nev., and Dr. Albert
of Southfield; three sisters,
Mrs. Arthur (Ida) Swartz of
Oak Park, Mrs. Bernard
(Anne) Sill of Oak Park and
Mrs. Joseph (Jean) Raub of
Southfield; and four grand-

Zoltan Kreisman

Zoltan (Sol) Kreisman,
founder of Puritan Auto
Glass Co. in 1945, died Nov.
29 at age 83.
Born in Czechoslovakia,
Mr. Kreisman came to the
U.S. in 1933 and to Detroit
in 1942. He was semi-
retired since 1978, but still
active in his business until
the time of his death.
He was a member of Bnai
Brith Maurice Zeiger Lodge
and the United Jewish So-
cial Club.
He is survived by his wife,
Bertha; two daughters, Mrs.
Irving (Eva) Simons and
Mrs. David (Vicky)
Buckfire; six grandchildren
and five great-grandchil-

Kate Dworin

Dora Sokolsky

Kate Dworin, past
president of Brandeis Chap-
ter of Bnai Brith, died Nov.
28 at age 72.
Born in Winnipeg, Man.,
Mrs. Dworin was a member
of Eli Levin Auxiliary of
Jewish War Veterans. She
had been an interior de-
corator for Sears Roebuck
and Co.
She leaves her husband,
Charles; two sons, Dennis
and Arthur of New York
City; a brother, Abraham
Tompkins; and four grand-

Dora Sokolsky, a member
of Jewish communal organ-
izations, died Nov. 28 at age
Born in Russia, Mrs.
Sokolsky was a member of
Pioneer Women/Naamat
and the Golden Rule Club.
She leaves a son, Charles
Goodwin; three daughters,
Mrs. Leonard (Mary) Press
of Boca Raton, Fla., Mrs. Sol
(Sally) Feinberg and Mrs.
William (Rose) Weinstein;
12 grandchildren, 28
great-grandchildren and 12

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