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June 27, 1986 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-06-27

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The Family of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 10:15 a.m. Sun-
day, July 13, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Loss will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to


Wishes to express their
deepest gratitude to all the
friends and relatives for
their kind expressions of
sympathy during this dif-
ficult time.


The Family of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 12 noon Sun-
day, July 6, at Nusach
H'Ari Cemetery. Rabbi
Schnipper will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 10:45 a.m. Sun-
day, July 6, at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Yolkut will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are asked
to attend.

The Family of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11 a.m. Sunday,
July 6, at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Efry Spectre will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

In memory of


It has been two years,
June 30, 1984. We will not

Shirley, Gail
and Marc

Half of
last year
could have
been born

The Family of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11 a.m. Sun-
day, June 29, at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Rev. Roth
and Rabbi Rosenzveig will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

The Family of the Late


Announces • the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 9:30 a.m. Sun-
day, July 6, at Clover Hill
Park Cemetery. Rabbi
Irwin Groner will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to


The Pollard Spy Case, Saudi Arms
Drawing Political Lines In Washington


Special to The Jewish News

Washington — As expected,
the Pollard spy case is giving Is-
rael's usual critics a field day.
The Washington Post, probably
the most consistently anti-Israel
daily newspaper in the country,
continues to carry the most nega-
tive aspects of this story, promi-
nently, on its front page.
In Congress, John Conyers, De-
troit Democrat and one of five
congressmen identified as most
anti-Israel" in the House of
Representatives, has announced
plans to begin an inquiry on "Is-
raeli espionage" in the United
States in his subcommittee. For-
tunately, in spite of many years
in Congress, Conyers is not taken
seriously by his congressional
peers, but the media is expected
to provide fulsome coverage.
Continued exploitation of an
unfortunate but thankfully iso-
lated occurence only serves the
interests of our nation's most im-
placable foes. The sooner the
United States and Israel put the
Pollard case behind them, the
better for both countries and
Middle East peace. Until then,
the American public will be sub-
jected to the distortions and
exaggerations of those who reg-
ularly crawl out of the woodwork
whenever an opportunity pre-
sents itself.

The Senate vote to override the
President's veto of a resolution
disapproving the latest arms sale
to the Saudis was scrutinized
closely in Washington in order to
see which senators would switch
their votes to give President Re-
agan the 34 Senate votes (out of
100) he needed.
While this particular sale was
not viewed as being crucial to Is-
rael's security, there were valid
arguments advanced against the
sale based on the Saudi's lack of
support for U.S. objectives. How-
ever, friends of Israel, despite the

lack of organized lobbying,
clearly did not like seeing addi-
tional sophisticated U.S.
weaponry going to an avowed
enemy of Israel.
The most notable switch
enabling the sale to go through
was first term senator Chic Hecht
of Nevada. Hecht, Jewish and an
ultra-conservative Republican,
aggressively solicited support
from pro-Israel activists for his
original Senate race. Hecht's
early actions on Israel-related is-
sues were disappointing to these
pro-Israel activists, and his rela-
tive ineffectiveness in the Senate
has been noted by a variety of
Washington observers. They are
now reconsidering future support
since Hecht, more so than many
of his colleagues, had reason not
to switch.
Hecht, up for re-election in
1988, is considered vulnerable
based on his overall lackluster
performance. Hecht, who ex-
plained his switch in order to pro-
tect "the prestige of the
Presidency," has seriously un-
dermined one of his natural bases
of support.
The other Jewish senator who
voted with the Administration
(and one of only five Democrats to
do so) was Ed Zorinsky of Neb-
raska. Zorinsky was less of a sur-
prise since he voted in favor of
the Saudi sale in the earlier vote,
and is rarely supportive on
Israel-related issues. While
Zorinsky has not actively sought
support from Jewish sources in
the past, he may now be assured
that there is an additional reason
why it will not be forthcoming in
the future. °

Contributions to candidates
running for Congress from the
National Association of Arab
Amricans' political action com-
mittee are increasingly becoming
embarrassments to recipients.

Study Charts Changes
In American Cantorate

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Friday, June 27, 1986


The Family of the Late



Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.
(JTA) — In the old days, when
many American Jews chose a
synagogue to attend for High
Holy Day services by which one
featured the "superstar" cantor,
those of the calibre of Moishe
Oysher, Yossele Rosenblatt and
Serge Koussevitsky made a
good living. But their rank-and-
file colleagues often lived on the
edge of poverty.
Today, that East European
immigrant tradition has faded
and the cantorate has become an
established — if less roman-
tic — profession, with the can-
tor functioning as a musician-
educator and cleric.
The changes that have taken
place in the past 300 years in the
American cantorate are the sub-
ject of a study by musicologist
Dr. Mark Slobin for the Cantors
Assembly. The study, under a
$160,000 grant from the Na-

tional Endowment for the
Humanities, is scheduled to be
published later this year.
Slobin, Professor of Music at
Wesleyan University in Mid-
dletown, Conn., is the author of

Tenement Songs: Popular Music
of the Jewish Immigrants. His

work on the history of the
American cantorate involved
documentary and photographic
research, reviews of sheet music
and recordings, survey quetion-
naires, and interviews with

The study revealed that there
have been cantors in the U.S.
sing( 1654, when Jews first
settled in what became New
York. Each of the three waves of
Jewish immigration —
Sephardic, German and East
European —
contributed to the evolution of
the cantorate.

One of the latest contributions
sent back to the NAAA was from
the Republican candidate for an
open House seat in Maryland,
Bobby Neall.
Neall, who is facing an uphill
battle against popular Democrat
Tom McMillen, a former profes-
sional basketball star and Rhodes
scholar, claimed he did not know
that the NAAA supported PLO
positions. Press reports pointed
out, however, that Neall attended
a major NAAA event some
months earlier and had accepted
contributions from individual
NAAA board members.
Obviously, Neall finally
realized that association with
PLO backers would not be popu-
lar with the voters. On the whole,
this episode should make con-
gressional candidates more selec-
tive in accepting help from all


Dr. Lightstone

Dr. Clifford Lightstone, an os-
teopathic physician and surgeon,
died June 20 at age 68.
Born in Detroit, Dr. Lightstone
was graduated in 1940 from the
Kansas City College of Osteo-
pathic Medicine. He was a staff
member of Botsford General Hos-
pital, Michigan and Wayne
County Associations of Osteo-
pathic Physicians and Dearborn
Lodge of the Masons.
Dr. Lightstone was an official of
the FAA and an avid pilot. He
aided in investigating FAA acci-
He leaves his wife, Lillian; two
daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Shari)
Borsand of Lapeer and Mrs.
Robert (Vicki) Hiner of Pontiac;
his mother, Mrs. Louis Lightstone
of Miami Beach, Fla.; a sister,
Mrs. Bernard (Natalie) Castel-
lane of Miami Beach, Fla.; and
four grandchildren.

Rose Samelson

Rose Schechter Samelson, a
volunteer translator for the
Jewish Family Service, died June
23 at age 80.
Born in Russia, Mrs. Samelson
was a member of Cong. Shaarey
Zedek and its sisterhood,
Women's Bicur Cholem Organ-
ization, Hadassah and Naamat
USA (formerly Pioneer Women).
She leaves a son, Dr. Daniel
Schechter; Mrs. Allen (Lita)
Zemmol; seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.

Edith Sobeloff

The death in California of
former Detroiter Edith Sobeloff
was reported this week. Mrs.
Sobeloff was the wife of former
Jewish Welfare Federation
Executive Director Isidore

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