Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will look back into issues
of The Jewish News to see what
was happening in the local Jewish
community or in the Diaspora ten,
20 and 40 years ago.
people complained that the show
was "Zionist propaganda."
In commemoration of the
anniversary of Adolf Hitler's
birthday, April 20, "birthday cards"
were distributed in Detroit. The
Jewish News rersgived one which
stated "Happy holocaust."
TEN YEARS AGO
20 YEARS AGO
The NBC-TV production
Holocaust aired this month. NBC
received 750 phone calls after
Sunday's showing of the first of
the four-part series. A total of 368
The Polish Communist Party
continued to blame Jews for
organizing street riots and student
demonstrations in Warsaw.
Israel has announced three
stamp issues which will be available
as the Jewish state celebrates its
One of the issues depicts Anne
Frank, the courageous young girl
who with her family was captured
by the Nazis and whose diary has
lived on in book, play, movie and
TV forms. The design of the stamp,
by A. Vanooijen, is based on
copyrighted photographs used by
Another stamp issue is based
on the theme of Israeli architecture.
Titled "Buildings in Modern
Jerusalem," the new issue depicts
the Jewish Agency complex, the
Generali Building, the Israel
Museum, the YMCA, the Hebrew
University Synagogue at Givat Ram,
the Jerusalem Theater, the new
project at Gilo and the Bank Leumi
Building in the Rehavia quarter of
Jerusalem. The stamps were
designed by A. Berg.
A third series of stamps depicts
the emblems of the Israel military.
The Yom Hazikaron — Israel
Remembrance Day — stamps are
affixed to a special envelope that
the Ministry of Defense brings out
each year. This envelope is used for
a letter that the minister of defense
sends to all war-bereaved families.
Collectors who would like more
information should write the Israel
Stamp Agency in North America,
One Unicover Center, Cheyenne,
Wyo. 82008-0006, or call toll free,
Shavuot, the Festival of
Weeks, will be the focus of next
month's L'Chayim. There will be
special recipes, games and
projects for the entire family.
And with our popular regular
features, such as Du Redst
Yiddish? What's In A Name and
the Market Bag, this will be
another memorable L'Chayim
you won't want to miss.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1988
Michigan State University
appointed recent University of
Florida graduate, Edith Stern, 15, to
its faculty. The teenager was
acclaimed a mathematical genius.
40 YEARS AGO
The British government in
Palestine suspended the issuance
of all visas to and from Palestine.
Detroit Jews raised $3,750,000
toward the Allied Jewish
Campaign's Destiny Campaign goal
Helicopter tot-to-teen guide
spelunking camels and hiking,
and canoes snorkeling and
what to see, finding the best felafel.
THE MYSTERY OF
By Chaya M.
Illustrated by Bur stein
a suspenseful new
coins that mysterious collection
on a cent fl
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tell you to wear a hat or else you
will get a sun stroke; or sit on a bus
going from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
and have the passinger sitting next
to you start a friendly talk with you,
in the process of which you will
discover that you are actually
related, that you "studied" in the
same kindergarten, were in the
same army unit, have common
friends, or lived in the same house
when you were young children?
Where could you have people who
are complete strangers share with
you their financial, material or family
problems, seek advice, and then
offer to help you with yours?
Not in many other places will
you find people, offices, banks,
business stop all activities at noon
to go home to take the sacred
"afternoon nap," which is a known
well-established Israeli institution.
During these "siesta" hours
children are forbidden to play
outside and you will be considered
extremely rude to call on the
telephone or ring the doorbell.
You can, however, ring
anybody's doorbell at almost any
other time, uninvited and without
prior notice, and be very warmly
received! Where else will you have
a whole bus full of people stop
talking and get silence without
notice when the driver turns on the
radio for the news?
Sadly, but realistically, not in
many places do you find guards at
the entrance to every supermarket,
every public place, every movie
theater checking your purse for
hidden weapons, mothers taking
turns to guard the entrance to their
children's nursery schools and
kindergartens, and students and
teachers guarding their schools
around the clock, with all accepting
it as part of life.
Last, but not least, where else
but in Israel can you really feel at
home, even if this is your first visit,
really wanted, really belonging in
some strange inexplicable way?