100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

July 29, 1988 - Image 46

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-07-29

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

BOOKS 1

Handbags
Jewelry
Leathers

APPLEGATE

FINAL
CLEARANCE

357 1800

-

UP TO



X/

m

75%

OFF

$1000 OFF

— TEENS —
LEARN TO DRIVE

_

851-9684
Valid First Day Only at
Beth Abraham location.

ART & ARCHITECTURAL

GLASS

Judaica Publishers
See New Challenges

TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

CUSTOM ETCHED GLASS

Windows / Mirrors / Room Dividers
Fireplace Screens / Shower Enclosures

547-8332

JAPIET KELMAN

ROSE KLEINER

IVIERICAN
CANCER
c4V SOCIETY

Special to The Jewish News

A

Help us keep winning.

SAVE
$1,000

at our

MID-SUMMER

Custom Made
Furniture At Read
Made Prices

SALE

Buy direct from the manufacturer
and save $1000 on this custom
made bedroom suite.
Regularly priced $.3347, it's now
reduced $1000 to $2347

with coupon - Exp. 9-22-88

CAME MEE

.

L

CORP.

2266 Franklin Road

858-8050

This special offer includes:
• Free Delivery & Installation
• Queen size platform bed
• Two radius Pier Cabinets
• Headboard
• Mica Only

(Mirror and lighting extra)

J

Studio In Harvard Row Mall

The

50/0-70% OFF

ALL NAME BRANDS

• Vertical Blinds
• Levolor Blinds
• Pleated Shades
• Wood Blinds

21728 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Harvard Row Mall
Southfield, Ml 48076

Free Professional Measure at
No Obligation
Free in Home Design Consulting

46

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1988

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5
Thursday 10-8

352-8622

New Rochester Hills

651-5009

s New York City cele-

brates its second Jew-
ish Heritage Book
Festival, the world of North
American Jewish book
publishing is facing many
changes and challenges.
This is evident from the re-
cent developments at two of
the continent's most
respected publishing houses.
While one has chosen to be
absorbed by a larger
American company, the other
has publicly affirmed its
determination to stand up to
the new challenges as an in-
dependent house.
Schocken Books has been
sold to Random House by the
Schocken family. Although
the line of Schocken books
will be published with the
firm's imprint, it will become
part of Pantheon Books, a
subsidiary of Random House.
Founded in Berlin in 1931
by Salaman Schocken, the
publishing house is known for
its early support of such great
writers as Israel's S.Y. Agnon,
who was awarded the Nobel
Prize for Literature.
Other important Jewish
authors published by
Schocken have been Martin
Buber, Franz Kafka, Elias
Canetti, Primo Levi,
Gerschom Scholem and Elie
Wiesel.
After taking over the firm,
Random House will continue
to have contact with the
Schocken family. David Rome,
the president of Schocken,
and a grandson of the
founder, will remain with the
company as a consultant and
advisory editor. Schocken's
senior editor has stated that
the association with Random
House will serve to
strengthen Schocken's ability
to serve its authors.
A different approach toward
the challenges of Jewish
publishing today has been
taken by the Jewish Publica-
tion Society. Founded in 1888
in Philadelphia as an annual
membership organization,
the society has published
such works as Graetz's
"History of the Jews" and
Louis Ginzberg's "Legends of
the Jews." One of its major
undertakings has been the
translation and publication of
the Bible in English. s ,
This past spring the socie-
ty's executive vice president,
Nathan Barnett, addresed a
national booksellers' conven-
tion in Washington, where he
related the attitude of his

firm to the new challenges in
Jewish publishing.
Barnett spoke of the
diminishing interest in broad
Judaica topics in American
society and within the Jewish
community. He spoke of the
general decline of mass
culture audiences, and of the
growth of smaller affinity
groups with similar interests.
The Judaica market has also
changed into a series of
smaller groups with different
interests, covering the fields
of religion, politics and
culture.
He reviewed the problem of
growing assimilation and the
various tensions which exist
in the Jewish community.
They have all had a ripple ef-
fect on the world of Jewish
publishing. In addition, there
are the pressures of the
publishing industry in
general.
Yet despite these obstacles,
the number of publishing
houses concentrating on
Judaica has greatly increas-
ed. Rather than bemoan the
competiton facing the Jewish
Publication Society, Barnett
states that his organization
welcomes the new diversity.
The interest in Judaica by the
major American publishing
houses and university presses
is viewed by the society with
approval. It shows a recogni-
tion by these presses of the
importance of Judaica.

"""'"1 NEWS

Ex-Nazis
Investigated

London (JTA) — Suspected
war criminals who settled in
Britain after World War II
will be * investigated by a
special team of retired police
officers being set up by the
government, the Daily Mail
reported.
The inquiry will be headed
by the former director of
public prosecutions, Sir
Thomas Hetherington who
will provide the names of
suspects for background
checks by the new law en-
forcement team.
Sir Thomas received the
names of 110 suspected war
criminals including alleged
middle-ranking SS officials
who fled to Britain from coun-
tries under Soviet control
from the Soviet government.
Other reports said the So-
viet government would auth-
orize their citizens to attend
and testify at any trials in
Britain that might result
from the investigations.

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan