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August 18, 1995 - Image 107

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-08-18

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t was a time of horror, torture,
Now a leading scholar traces
the history of the Spanish In-
quisition in The Origins of the
Inquisition in Fifteenth-Cen-
tury Spain (Random House).
Benzion Netanyahu (yes, he is
Benjamin's father) also dispels

"When people take them down
from the sky and sew them on
their clothes, it only brings trou-
When Helen has her birthday
party she invites her best friend.
But Lydia must leave, suddenly,
to be with her family.
"What's the matter with you?
It's my birthday! You've forgot-
ten all about it!" Helen screams.
Lydia, she says, is no longer her
Years later Helen reflects on
her words, the last she ever spoke
to Lydia.
"Sometimes you say things you
don't really mean, things you're
sorry about for a long time after-
ward," she says. "Now I'm old and
I still feel sorry about it." ❑

Benzion Netanyahu

the popular notion that the ma-
jority of conversos, descendants
of Jews who had been forced to
convert, actually remained Jew-
ish, if only privately. The vast
majority practiced Christianity
because they were committed
Christians, he argues.
In fact, it was anti-Semites
who started the myth that the
conversos were not really Chris-
tian, Professor Netanyahu says.
And their goal was to prevent the
"racially impure" conversos, who
had risen to some prominence in
Spain, from marrying or other-
wise mixing with "pure" Spanish
Professor Netanyahu also goes
on to discuss how the conversos'
so-called friends behaved during
the_Incpi isition. Though they wel-
comed conversos into royal and
church circles, they virtually
abandoned them once the attacks
Beginning his study with the
very roots of Spanish anti-Semi-
tism, Professor Netanyahu also
discusses the 1391 Spanish mas-
sacre of Jews in this magnum
(1172 pages) opus.
Professor Netanyahu, a histo-
rian of the Jews and Marranos in
Spain, has written a number of
other books on medieval themes
including Don Isaac Abravanel
and The Marranos of Spain.
tar of Fear, Star of Hope
(Walker and Company) by
Jo Hoestlandt is the
poignant story of a friend-
ship lost in the war.
With haunting, gentle illus-
trations by Johanna Kang (it won
the graphics prize at the 1994
Bologna Book Fair), this chil-
dren's book is set in 1942 France
and focuses on Lydia, a Jewish
girl, and her friend, Helen.
Helen is impressed by the yel-
low star Lydia must wear, but
she quickly learns that the star
brings a terrible fate.
"The place for stars is in the
sky," Lydia's mother tells Helen.


Host Seminar

B'nai B'rith Accountants Unit
will hold its regular monthly
seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 22,
from 6-8:45 p.m. at the Maple-
Drake Jewish Community Cen-
Linda Stamey of the Pontiac
office of the Internal Revenue
Service will speak on "Offers In
Compromise." The program will
qualify for two hours of C.P.E.;
a deli-tray buffet dinner will be

Max Sosin
Is Honored

Humorist Max Sosin will be hon-
ored by the Friends of Israel
Cancer Association, Michigan
Chapter, at its 16th annual din-
ner-dance Sunday, Sept. 17, at
Congregation B'nai Moshe in
West Bloomfield.
The 84-year-old Sosin is a pop-
ular entertainer in the Detroit
area's Jewish community, per-
forming free at countless syna-
gogues, schools and concerts, and
for many fraternal, civic and
charitable organizations.
The Friends of Israel Cancer
Association will recognize will
recognize him for his achieve-
ments with a special award at
the dinner. The association is
composed of U.S. residents,
mainly in the Detroit area, who
have banded together to help
fight cancer in Israel, purchas-
ing complex equipment for diag-
nostic and treatment purposes.
The dinner-dance will begin
with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed
by dinner at 7, then entertain-
ment and dancing.
There is a charge. For infor-
mation, call the association, (810)





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