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September 22, 1989 - Image 78

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-09-22

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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 10, 20
and 40 years ago.

held for the new Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield.
A community-wide drive began
to help finance construction of the
Holocaust Memorical Center.

20 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO

Controversy raged in Jerusalem
over the construction of a sports
stadium and was identified by
Mayor Teddy Kollek as the most
serious crisis in his 13 years in
office.

Cornerstone ceremonies were

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Mrs. Ruth Shuetz of Oak Park
has requested information on the
origin of her maiden name, Klein
and her mother's maiden name,

Hollander.

Throughout Europe there were
varied procedures for the
assignment and adoption of Jewish
family names. In Hungary, many
Jews were simply divided into four
groups and each group was
arbitrarily assigned a name —
Schwartz (black), Weiss (white),
Klein (small), Gross (large). Many
people, today bearing the name
Klein have Hungarian roots. Klein
could also have originated as a
Yiddish/German descriptive name
adopted by a short person. Kleiner,
Kurtz and Kurtzman also stem from
the Yiddish/German meaning
"small" or "short." The Unbroken
Chain, by Neil Rosenstein, lists six
rabbinical genealogies involving the
surname Klein.

Many Jewish names indicate
geographic location and remind us
of the wanderings of our ancestors
in the Diaspora. Hollander is one

such name. In Dutch, Yiddish and
German it indicates Dutch
nationality, or former Dutch
nationality. The Jewish
Encyclopedia, (New York 1901-1906),
has biographies from Germany,
Poland and the United States for
19th century Hollanders. The
Unbroken Chain includes five
genealogies which include the
surname Hollander.
Honig/Honigman, are surnames
of Ashkenazic origin. In
Yiddish/German honig means
"honey." This name could be of
occupational origin indicating that
an ancestor was involved in the sale
or production of honey. The
Universal- Jewish Encyclopedia,
(New York, 1939-1948) contains an

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International airline pilots
threatened to strike in protest
against the hijacking of airplanes

40 YEARS AGO

Synagogue construction for
Temple Israel began at its Marten
Road site.

Five Americans searched Mount
Ararat to learn of any trace of
Noah's Ark.

Klein Has Big Roots In Hungary

By BETTY PROVIZER STARKMAN

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The Southfield Civil Service
Commission amended its personnel
regulations so that observance of a
religious holiday was accepted as a
valid day off, following efforts by the
Jewish Community Council.

and the detention of two Israelis by
the Syrian government.
A 1,500-year-old quote from the
Bible was discovered on the
Western Wall in Jerusalem, proving
Jews lived and worshipped there in
the year 400 C.E.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1989

article about this family complete
with a "coat of arms." It also has
18th and 19th century biographies
from Germany, Austria, Galacia and
Rumania.
Zimbalist is another family
name derived from an occupation.
In German, zimbalist means "one
who plays the cymbals." Efrem
Zimbalist, born in Russia in 1889,
was a world famous violinist.
A surname of biblical origin is
Baruch, meaning "blessed one."
This name is found in both

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Ashkenazic and Sephardic families.
An old noble Spanish family bore
the name Baruch. In the 18th
century we find it used in Poland
and later in Austria, France and
Germany. The American Jewish
Archives has a family tree for
Bernard Baruch, American financier.
The name Lavan is of Hebrew
origin and describes a physical
characteristic. Lavan in Hebrew
means "white" and was probably
adopted by an ancestor with very
white skin or blonde hair.

Rochlin is a name of
matronymic root taken from a
female ancestor — Rachel or Rahel.
Rachel was thus honored because
she was the family breadwinner or
descended from a very learned
prominent family.
Another surname chosen to
depict ones occupation is Wechsler.
In German Wechsler means
"moneychanger."

Betty Provizer Starkman is the
past president and founder of the
genealogical branch of the Jewish
Historical Society of Michigan.

Challah Shapes Match Holidays

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Do you have a favorite kosher
recipe? Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will print kosher recipes
that the whole family can prepare
together. To contribute to the
column, write your recipe in a way
in which the entire family can
participate; type your recipe on
8 1 /2x11" paper and send it to
L'Chayim, clo The Jewish News,
27676 Franklin Road, Southfield
48034.

This month's recipes were
contributed by Mrs. Reva Thatch
and from The Art of Jewish
Cooking, by Jennie Grossinger.

Challah

8 cups flour
1 /3 cup sugar
1 tbsp. salt
4 eggs
3 /4 cup oil
1 3/4 cups warm water
2 packages dry yeast
Put the flour in a large bowl
and make a well in the center. Mix
the yeast with a little of the sugar

plus 1/3 cup of the water in a glass,
and pour into the well. Sprinkle with
a little flour. When it bubbles, add
the rest of the ingredients and
knead for about 8 minutes. Let rise,
covered, until double in size. Punch
down and make 2 large or 4 small
challas. Let rise again. Brush with
egg and bake at 350 degrees until
golden brown.
For Rosh Hashanah I make
them round and put a ladder on top
so that our prayers could "climb"
up to heaven.
For Yom Kippur I make a strip,
fold it over and cut fingers. This
represents "hands" — our asking
each other's forgiveness.
For Sukkot I try to make fruits
and vegetables. I also make flowers
that can be used for Shavuot. Make
a strip, cut halfway through and roll.

Apple Fritters

12 thin slices of peeled apple
5 tbsps. sugar
2 tbsps. brandy
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsps. melted butter
Butter for frying
Sprinkle the apple slices with 4
tablespoons of the sugar and the
brandy. Set aside.
Sift the flour, salt and baking
powder into a bowl. Beat the egg,
milk and melted butter together and
add to the flour mixture gradually,
beating until smooth.
Heat a little butter in a large
skillet. The next operation must be
done quickly. Pour about 1
tablespoon of the batter into the
pan, place an apple slice over it
and cover with more batter. Repeat
until all the batter and apple slices
are used up. Brown on both sides.
Makes 12.

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