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.
40 YEARS AGO
10,000 sacks of soil from Mt.
Zion were sent to the U.S. to Jewish
burial societies for graves of
Orthodox Jews to whom the soil is
sacred. Israel Minister Eliahu Elath
gave a luncheon to honor Israel and
British negotiators who completed a
civil aviation pact between the two
Joseph Bernstein, manager of
the Detroit edition of the Yiddish
Daily Forward, was honored on his
70th birthday. Joel Grey and his
father, Mickey Katz, appeared in
"Borschtcapades" brought to Detroit
by the businessmen's group of The
City of Hope.
20 YEARS AGO
Ground breaking for the
Jerusalem Hilton was completed.
More than 3,000 Jewish youths
assembled in Washington, D.C., to
protest Soviet suppression of Jewish
Israel Foreign Minister Abba
Eban presented Dr. Leon Fram,
founder and rabbi of Temple Israel,
with the prime minister's medal on
the occasion of his 75th birthday
and 50 years in the rabbinate.
10 YEARS AGO
A view of Haifa Harbor as taken
from a 17th Century engraving has
been issued as a new stamp in
Israel. The mayor of Gaza identified
one of Israel's worst sins in
administering the area was to
upgrade the status of women.
Farmer Jack supermarkets
introduced a pioneer program of
selling products grown, processed
and manufactured in Israel. A
University of Michigan professor co-
authored a translation of the biblical
book of "Hosea."
01 ,:04 Animal Cookies, A Tasty Treat
1 cup sweet butter, softened
8 ounce package cream cheese
3 /4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
31/2 cups flour
extra flour to roll out the dough
extra vegetable shortening to grease
the cookie sheets
large-size mixing bowl
measuring cups and spoons
large wooden spoon
the sugar over each cookie to
give it a gentle "dusting."
Yield: about 24 cookies.
2 egg whites
1 /2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
red, yellow, blue and green food
coloring, a few drops of each
5 small bowls
1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg
whites and the cream of tartar
with the egg beater until very
2. Beat in the confectioners' sugar
gradually, until the icing stands in
firm peaks and is stiff.
3. Divide the icing among five
small bowls; leave one plain
(white); tint the remaining with
food coloring. Using the
toothpick, ice the cookies. To
keep the icing from drying out
while you are working with it,
cover the bowls with damp . paper
toweling. Store any leftover icing
in tightly covered jars in the
refrigerator. Makes about 11/4
cups of icing.
Note: Eyes can be made with
raisins, or small candies. This is if
you aren't going to "paint" them on
with the colored icing. Chocolate
sprinkles, colored sugars, chopped
nuts, silver dragees, cinnamon
redhots, or small chocolate-covered
candies can also be used to
decorate the cookies. These should
be put onto the cookies before they
1. Stir the butter in the large bowl
until it is light and fluffy. Beat in
the cream cheese, a little at a
2. Add the sugar and vanilla. Add
the flour and continue to stir the
mixture until it is completely
combined. You will now have a
nice stiff dough to work with.
3. Roll the dough into 1/4" thickness
on a lightly floured surface.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Ask an adult to help you with this.
5. Cut into desired shapes.
6. After the cookies have been cut
out with the patterns, place them
one inch apart on lightly greased
7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until
lightly browned. Allow to cool.
8. Ice with either the chocolate
icing, colored icing, or prepared
icing that comes in tubes. The
prepared icing can be bought in
the supermarket in a variety of
colors. Another super-simple way
of decorating these cookies is to
spread sifted confectioners' sugar
over them. Just put the cooled
cookies onto a large sheet of
waxed paper and sift a little of
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1990
00- ote• Glicklin Makes Lucky Surname
By BETTY PROVIZER STARKMAN
Judi Fox of West Bloomfield has
inquired about the family names,
Glicklin„ Karasik and
Koenigsberg. All of these names
are of Ashkenazic origin. Glicklin is
a matronomic surname taken from
the female given name Glike. In
Yiddish "glike" means "luck."
Karasik is an ornamental name
adopted from the Yiddish/Polish
word for the fish, "karp." An
ancestor may have had the sign of
a "karp" as identification on his
home. The Unbroken Chain, by
Neil Rosenstein (2 vols. 1990, CIS
Pub., N.Y.) contains references to
The Unbroken Chain also has
three entries for the family
Koenigsberg. This surname stems
from the residence in the former
capital of East Prussia, Konigsberg.
The name literally means "Hill of
King," and refers to King Ottokar
the Second of Bohemia, founder of
the city. It is now located in the
Soviet Union and is called
Kilinigrad. Nineteenth and 20th
century biographies from Germany
and Poland can be found in the
Jewish Encyclopedia, 12 vols. (N.Y.
1901-1906) and in the Universal
Jewish Encyclopedia, 10 vols. (N.Y.
The Sephardic surname
Rosanes is of geographic root and
can be traced to the Spanish
seaport of Rosas. In the 15th
century the Rosanes family
immigrated to Portugal and later to
Austria, Russia and Turkey. The
Jewish Encyclopedia, 12 vols., has
seven biographies from 17th-19th
century, Turkey, Galacia, Russia and
Brandwine, as a surname, was
adopted by a distiller. The name is
of occupational origin and stems
from the Yiddish, "bronfn" .
meaning "brandy." There are charts
and extensive data about the family
in the Unbroken Chain, by Neil
From the Yiddish/German, we
find the family name Teichner. This
name was derived from a
topographic area and was adopted
by ancestors who lived near a lake
or river. The Yiddish word for
"river" is "taykh." The Unbroken
Chain also has genealogical
material about this family.
Asher is an Ashkenazic name
derived from the Hebrew given
Betty Provizer Starkman is the past
president and founder of the
genealogical branch of the Jewish
Historical Society of Michigan.