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March 20, 1961 THE TRANSCRIPT 3 sermonettewas given by Rabbi[ )DGES OF THE B&apos;NAI B'RITH L( w ...... m .. l , i I Temple De Hirsch. Following Ket0r m 00ong reganona, Leaaers , therii:e:lU:lheliah:ld'[ !t Mee t At Tacoma for Conference ]:ecnhR::iegg;!i!e:r??!c;:r n SCIEHIIIfi ll]E? Board Meeting conducted by Mr. Starin. Officers of the Pacific North- west Council are as follows: Edward Starin, president, Seat- tle; Abe Vidgoff, Portland, 1st vice president; David Levitch, Spokane, 2nd vice president; Jerry Spellman, Tacoma, treas- urer; Gerald C6n, Seattle, sec- retary; Rabbi Joseph B. Glaser, regional director. Demand for Emigration Of Jews From Russia Rejected as "Absurd" WASHINGTON(JTA)--The Moscow newspaper "Trud" has mittee of Arrangements replied to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem with a Mr. William Sherman and Dr. denunciation of Zionism, Israel, Haskel Meier. and rejecting as "quite absurd" JAKE ROCKOV A dinner was held Saturday "the declaration of the leaders at me 19orlc ULUi. auu  .- HEATING OIL CO. - .............. : i, of Zionism and Government 1 Beth leaders of Israel about oppres- ard Rosenthal of Tempe sion of th ..... Cleanest Heating Oils ........ bi e dewlsn population ' Auotomafic Service E1 gave the lnvocal:lon; llao ........ 1 dell ered m me ovie union and their Arthur Oles of Seatt e v ciemand for i g@) "and ' " " dward Starin mmediate migra Complete Furnace theTHmapda;a:HiYchhalled the ift'50s0r:10,, Jews from the Repair meetin to orderand ayor B .... "_ . g ...... E 'x'rua ermect zionism "a tool 24 Hours a day--ME. 3-3410 l-lanson oz Tacoma greeea me .... ......... n Diam^nd t z memcan Imperialism" and aelegaes x Jr. cu u , ...... ...... -'- I sala me aerusalem meeting was - i eslaenz o1 "J:empm .em ,'. , ,, P" " " " h -rinci-al I a rally of bankrupts" The BONN Y was masmaser. e p p Comm " ....... ,rd b" Rabbi I unist newspaper, reflect- E "WATSO aaaresswasue---r--  in the Kremlin " Chaim Essorg and Rabbi Ed-,,g . .. wew%.said! FUNERAL DIRECiORS warct .......... lmnoogen, .naplain ofl .no mos. reacuonary z, lonls emmens, headed by Ben Gur McChord Field, gave the bene- - " ion, have come to power in An event of major interest to NortHwest Jewry was the Sec- ond Regional Conference of the Pacific Northwest Council of. the Union of American Hebrew Congregations held in Tacoma on March 18 and 19. Dr. Sydney Weinstein.was chairman of the conference. Dr. Chaim Israel Essrog, Di- rector ;of Lthe Department of Adult Jewish Education of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, led the seminars. More than 100 delegates attend- ed the two-day conference, rep- resenting Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. Outstand- ing leaders of the Jewish Con- gregations of the Northwest par- ticipated in the conference. All sessmns were held at Temple Beth El, Chairmen on the Com- diction. Sunday morning the Work- shop on Adult Education was held. This was chairmanned by Dr. Sydney Weinstein. Dr. Ess- Israel and have turned Israel into a tool of imperialism, above all of the monopolies 'of the U.S.A." According to Trud, Jewish workers in Israel are subjected to terror. "In Israel," said Trud, "thousands of Jews are unem- ployed, ill-housed, and Jews For 93-. y_ears funeral services available to all families regardless of income 1702 Broadway CASCADE LODGE NO. 1822 B'NAI B'RITH Bowling Tournament SUNDAY, MARCH 26-10 A.M. RAINIER LANES 2901 27th S. Overlake Ben Briths Getting Set To Repeat Musical Comedy Hit The President Sez by Yosef Leib Ben Yitzchak Joe L. Woolfe I just read with great delight bout he spontaneous accept- ance of President Kennedy's "Peace Corps" which is being formed to export Democracy to countries who have just been "Reborn," so to speak, and are mw considered as the "Infants" in our "Family of Nations." It is heartening to read about the enthusiasm with which the plan was first received especi- ally on the campuses of our SEATTLE LODGE NO. 503 B'NAI B'RITH REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, Mar. 29-8:15 P.M. J'ewish Commnuity Center 1017 Fourth Avenue NOMINATION OF OFFICERS Short Business Meeting higher seats of learning through- out the country. There is no SPECIAL FEATURE doubt that this idealistic plan will be successful. It is a fac- simile of a plan that is now in Showing of the Controversial Film 'operation in the new African OPERATION ABOLITION countries by the State of Israel I.r.  which is a striking examlle of what can be accomplished and how much more there is to be AUDREY LEWIS' BIRTHDAY P'ARTY done. Many of our detractors hurl REFRESHMENTS BOILING POT charges of materialists, bad manners, lack of culture, etc. against us and in some areas, Arthur Diamond Joe L. Woolfe we can make a case for such Executive Secretary President charges, however, there is one attribute which is so evident BE A GOLD MENORAH MEMBER OF SEATTLE LODGE NO. 503 B'NAI B'RITH Bowling Tournament For Northwest B.B.s Set for April 15, 16 The Northwest B'nai B'rith Bowling Tournament covering the Northern Area of District No. 4 will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16 at the Rainier Lanes, 2901 27th S. Team events will be held Satur- day night at 9 p.m. and Doubles and Singles events on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Any BB member who bowls in an ABC sanctioned league is eligible. Entry is $3.75 per event per man with 100% prize money refunded. Prize ratio is one for each 8 entries. All en- trants must have bowled 18 games or more in the 1960-61 season. Entry blanks have been sent to Spokane, Bremerton, Ta- coma, Portland and Vancouver and a large turnout is expected. For further information call Jack Meyers, Chairman, EA 3- 5593. Visiting the Sick Substituting for S u n s h i n e Cimirman Martin Pick, who is himself recuperating from a recent illness, Brother Ben Kern, nor visited tim following men in the various hospitals last week: Providence--Herman Schoen- fold, Sam Cohen, Bert Farber; St. Francis Cabrini--Aleck Pos- nor, Josepil Izan; Virginia Mason Manfred Selig; Swedish Herbert Arbe;. Group tIealth-- Jimmy Sameth. in most Americans, that they can't take away from us and that is our concern for the underprivileged and what we have done and will continue to do about it. Yet, it seems to me, that when Ben-Gurion made a similar re- EAst 2-0013 tog was Resource Leader, and Rabbi Jacob Singer of Seattle participated. At noon a service was held in the Sanctuary by Rabbi Richard Rosenthal and a D/MM FIIE I.l::lIlqTIN6r CO. PETER DAMM 406 SMITH TOWER MAin 4-7232 BLUMA'S DELICATESSEN EAST CHERRY EAst 5-4575 WE HAVE ALL PASSOVER FOODS NOW A Complete Selection of Matzos and Matzo Products of the Most Popular Brands, Horseradish, Wines, Dairy Products and Candies FREE DELIVERY - vo..., Out of Town Orders Given Special Attention PASSOVER 57.21 Don'i forget the first Seder is March 31. 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Telephones: Res.--EAst 5-6476 Bus.--EAst 5-4575 In Seattle It's scR000000o00's For a Traditional and Beautiful '" PASSOVER 1st Seder March 31 FRESH MEAT--TURKEYS 'i --HENS--FRYERS MATZO PIODUCTS-- GROCERIES-WINES MILK--CHEESE-- SOUR CREAM--BUTTER e  OUT;OF2rOWN ORDERS : FILLED ' Remember your Seder Hostess with a Beautiful Gift KOSHER FOR KIDDUSH & SEDER Non-Alcoholic Unsweet or Sweet Available Wherever Passover Merchandise Pictured with Irving Zimmer, director of "Hug-Me-Tite," from Asia and Africa are dis- are (1. to r.) Irving Sternoff, Mrs. Esther Druxman, Milton criminated against by Israelis "Mickey" Heiman, Dianne "Cookie" Weiss, and Leon Kaplan of European origin." 'leads' in the Overlake production. Books for the Passover Season By HAROLD U. RIBALOV (Copyright. 1961. Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) During this Passover season, when we look back into our past and reflect on the shape of the future, it is within the spirit of Passover to judge the creative efforts of fel- low Jews, especially in the field of literature. For it is in our books that we live and display our tenacious charac- teristics-of survival. This will not be a "survey" of books, with lists and publishers and prices of books. Instead, I wish only to call attention to a handful of volumes, each with a special qu.a!iy 0f/.ts own, vhich will enrich, or inspire or edu- cate. any reader Who pick it up aid scans it."Some of these titles already are well known and have attained the tatus of best-seller. A few never will. Some you may never have heard about. All, however, are worthy of your time and your thought. Because we devote our thougl)ts to theJ!.nity and history 5TTh'FefFIli 6'le in the-Passover period, I think it is proper that I begin with those books which deal with the immediate, but dark, past, the years of destruction and persecution. It is perhaps hopeful that volumes of the period of Jewish extermination are no longer thrust aside, but are selected by book clubs, bought by the tens of tfmflghdg;:,afid;::,discussed by ordinary men and women who, a few years ago, wanted to forget the horrors of the Hitler years. William L. Shirer's Book William L. Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" offers more factual material on the Hitler age than any single book I know. It is a huge volume (nearly 1,200 pages of narration) and sells for $10. Yet it has been a top best-seller for some five months. It is an impressive and massive work. It not only recapitulates the entire Nazi era, but it is authoritative history because Mr. Shirer I has had at his disposal .the confidential archives of the German Government, of Heinrich Himmler's secret police and secret papers and private diaries and conference re- ports and transcripts of telephone conversations of Nazi leaders which had been tapped by the Air Ministry of Herman Goering. Thus, this is, as of the moment, the defin- itive history of the Third Reich. Mr. Shirer, who as a correspondent covered Germany, is not the usual "ob- jective" historian. He hates the Nazis but one can excuse his hatred when one reads the material he makes public for us. How German businessmen vied for contracts in- volving torture chambers and other instrumentalities of horror is a chapter of modern history recorded for the first time in Mr. Shirer's illuminating volume. The book is full of new insights, new information, but it still tells the an- cient tale of persecution against the Jews. If you read no other book this year, find the time for "The lise and Fall of the Third Reich." "The Last of the Just" A second title which cannot be overlooked, indeed which will sear your memory, is Andre Schwarz-Bart's "The Last of the Just." This book, too, has become a best- seller. Don't allow this label to frighten you. Read it any- way. Written in gentle, lyrical prose, it stresses the story of Jewish suffering, and introduces the philosophical ques- tion: Why is the Jew placed on earth? Is it to suffer? Mr. Schwarz-Bart, who uses the legend of the Lamed ovnik the tale of the thirty-six Just Men who anonymously walk the earth, recapitulatesthrough the re-telling of Jewish historyall the violent anti-Jewish acts of those who hated the Jews throughout the centuries. His final hero is the Last of the Just, a man who willingly joins women and children, all innocent victims, in a caravan to a Nazi death chamber. It is a bookrich in symbolism and even if its subject is horror, the form of the narrative is tender. Written in French, it was a best-seller in Europe and it has caught on in the United States as well. It is a book you won't forget. It is an artistic distillation of the factual re- porting of, Mr. Shirer. Taken together they are two sides of the same coin. The Shirer book lacks the intensity of the Schwarz-Bart, and the SchwarzBart scope of the Shirer. Yet they are alike in that they are passionately concerned with the sad tale of the destruction of the Jew- sh people. Memorable Works The other titles I have in mind are less tragic and for quite other reasons rather memorable. They are Yael Dayan' "Envy the Frightened"; Ephriam Kinshon's "Look Back, Mrs. Lot!"; and a "sleeper," that is, a totally un- known and unsung new novel. "The Human Season" by Edward Lewis Wallant. You will recall that when Yael Dayan's first novel, "New Face in the Mirror," was issued, Miss Dayan was "Hug-Me-Tite," an original musical comedy by Richard Willner, will be presented again this season by B'nai B'rith Over- lake Lodge and Chapter on the evenings of March 25 and 26 at the Temple Center of Temple De Hirsch. Curtain for both per- : from Scharbon's Is Sold criticized for depicting the woman in the Israeli Army as without idealism. This was especially painful for Miss SCHARH000'S Dayan is the daughter of a former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army and she herself is an honest-to-goodness ;abra. Her new book is more artistic; it reveals that she is SEATTLE KOSHER MARKET a working :novelist and not a "one-shot" author; and it is ' EAst 2-0511 WE DELIVER EAst 3-9965 2117 Jackson Street } quest from our Jewish young formances is 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the many B'nai B'rith agencies and serv- ices of the men's and women's Eastside organizations. The show will again be direc- ted by Irving Zimmer, under the supervision of Marvin Coo and professionals and skilled work- ers in the Western Democracies, "to lend their skills and know- how to the "Infant State of Israel," a hue and cry was heard around the land and in i many Zionist and non-Zionist: organizations whose very coil-! stitutions called for "Aliyah," 'Chalutziut," Building the State lend helping the economy, etc., etc., arguments bordering on iighting was the order of the day and Ben-Gurion was the object of many derisive remarks. Democracy is not the exclu- sive and sole property of any one nation or country but some- thing which is to be shared with those who hunger for it. Mrs. Hal Shuhnan, and music How doubly blessed are we will be played by Herb and Sid- Jeers whoqive in America. There ney Steuer, Sam Fold, Mr. and lare now two more "Job Op- Mrs. Lenny Hammer and Art P rthnitis'' krailable to th6e Grashin make up the technical wire can qualify: staff. The cast, to date, consists of Milton "Mickey" Heiman. Leon Kaplan, Bobble Bridge, Ronnie Weiss, Darryl Weiss, Arnold Salkin, Hal Shulman and Irving Sternoff and the Mmes. Edith Heiman, Esther Druxman, Fran- cine Pored, Janet Isenberg, Sandy Vineberg, Dianne "Cookie" Weiss, Joann Weiss, Annette Levin, Jean Shulman, Pat Lehr and Ina Willner. Tickets are $2.00 each and in- clude a "meet the cast" social hour at the conclusion of the show. Reservations are limited and should be made early. Call Mrs. Geri Greenberg, SH. 6- 1646; Mrs. Marvin Apple, AD. 2-2918; Shayel Hochman, VA. 2- 7951, or Marvin Coo, SH. 6-2149. Gladys Kaplan is president of the women's chapter and Shayel Hochman is the men's lodge president. Send your out-of-town friends The Transcript for a year. Sub- scription price ls $3.00. (a) President Kennedy's "Peace Corps". (b) P r e m i e r Ben-Gurion's "Corps for the upbuilding of Eretz yisroe!." How about it? Shalom Seattle B'nai B'rith Women's Chapter To Meet on March 21 The Seattle Chapter B'nai B'rith Women will hold its next regular meeting on 'uesda X, March 21, at the Jewish Com- munity centeL Lunch will be served at noon. Mrs. Gilbert Veno, Hospitality Chairman, will be assisted by two hostesses Mrs. Maurice Jacobson and Mrs. Isador  Katz. The Nobiiflating Committee will present the slate of new officers for the coming year. There will also be nominations from the floor for new Officers and for delegates to the Con- vention in July. All members are requested to attend this im- portant meeting. daring, to show little emotion or sentimentality. Nimrod the hero, learns his lessons well. As a result, he fails ab- jectly in establishing human relationships with his friends his parents, his wife and, later, his own son. Miss Dayan spares no one. The boys who grow up in the kibbutzim are alienated from city life. The city people don't under- stand the kibbutz product. And Nimrod himself, admi- rable'in many ways, is a harsh, unlikable person. What saves the little novel is Miss Dayan's complete candor, her ]willingness to face up to unpleasant situations. Her book !is good fiction but it is more than that. It is a mirror into :which we must all look if we are to understand the con- temporary Israeli who is, after all, the end product of the original Passover story. "Look Back, Mrs. Lot" The second book on Israel is Ephriam Kishon's satirical "Look Back, Mrs. Lot!" This is a most difficult volume to describe for satire either comes off or it doesn't. Mr Kishon is a genuine satirist and so most of his material, funny as it is, also is penetrating and uncomfortable. Yet the reader will learn a great deal about Israel that cannot be studied in the history books or in the newspapers. Mr. Kishon doesn't hesitate to point out that red tape is com- mon in Israel and that a man can sit in:a Government of- fice, waiting for a permit, and end up high in Government circles, simply because he happened to be in the office! He will call out attention to the arrogance of the doctors, who know they are in short supply. He will bear down hard on kibbutzniks who are imprisoned in their dogma. H e will, in a word, laugh at everyone and everything in Israel. At the same time, you are aware that he loves the country and the people, and so you hccept Mr. Kishon as part of that country. His fellow Israelislove him. He is their favorite humorist and "Look Back, Mrs. Lot!" tells why. It is fun and it is good fun. And now to a discovery, to Edward Lewis Wallant's "The Human Season." This is a deceptively brief novel less than 200 pages long, which deals withe Jewish plumber, Joe Berman, recently a widower. And this is Mr. Wallant's tale: how this immigrant Jew, religious and i passionate, agonizes over the sudden death of his wife, if and how he eventually adjusts to his great loss. It is a!l simple story, of love and death and loneliness. The basic elements are common enough. What Mr. Wallant makes of them serves to make an uncommon book. Joe Berman PAY YOUR 1961 DUES BY MARCH 31, 1961 B'nai B'rith Leadership institute To Be April 30 The Northern Area Leader- ship Training Institute of ]Ynai B'rith will be held in Seattle on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the ,Institute is to train lodge offi- cers in the duties and functions of their particular jobs. The In- stitute will cover job descrip- tions, leadership functions, rela- tionship of B'nai B'rith to tim community, finances, history, structure and objectives of B'nai B'rith and the integration of new men'bern. Professor Joseph Cohen wi[ meet with the Lodge Presidents :and First Vice Presidents; Pro- lessor Ed'N'alter with the See- ond and Third Vice Presidents and Professor Ernest T. Berth with the Guardians and War- The meeting will adjourn at 1:45 p:m,:/72" SECRETARY'S REPORT It has been some time since I have had anything to say that I thought ,rorth printing. How-i ever, now I do have a bit of news well worth commenting abouL I refer to the film "Oper- ation Abolition" and the oppor- tunity for each of our members to see what makes it controver- sial. HOW... Soon we will be starting FISHER'S ALA new Lodge year. As you prob- ably know, the Grand Lodge at the last convention changed ttxe K O S H E R Lodge year to coincide with the Grand Lodge for the purpose of UNDER ORTHODOX UNION coordinating the Lodge chair- RAB61NICAL SUPERVISION men and Grand Lodge commit- tees. This is a good ideahow. ever, this will work only if there are active chairmen of the local Lodges. This is the last notice before election of officers. We need, as do the other lodges, active officers and board members. Do your part in making B'nai B'rith the best Jewish service organization in the country. Attend this meeting and nom- inate the men to lead Your Lodge. Arthur Diamond, Secretary PATRONIZE TRANSCRIPT ADVERTISERS ALA--the most wonderful thlng th ever happened to wheat--makee, ORDINARY meah EXTRAORDINARY. Buy ALA at your grecedlk Try th KASHA rec;pe on tha package. TEMPTING PASSOVER BAKERY ,TREATS 4 rails against God, as di d Job before him. And the manner in which Bernaan filally faces up to the reality gives cre- BAKE RiTE BAKERY donee to the belief that the Jew, following his period of m mourning, returns to life itself, saddened but not defeated. This is a .mood book, a most artistic performance and Ann Blackfield even more disquieting than the original novel, it is encouraging to find a new, unknown writer who can Her second novel, "Envy the Frightened" is brief, But itransmit Jewish judgments and values in fictional forms. 1414 14th Avenue serious. Its hero is a modern sabra, one who has been on- Here, the, are a handful of books for the Passover couraged to be ough, to reject religion, to play games of Season, I thinkyou will want to read them alL PESACHDIG STYLE Made fresh in our own bakery from recipes tested and approved in the Manischewitz kitchens and using Manischewitz Matzo products exclusively. PESACH SPONGE CAKE ALMOND & COCOANUT MACAROONS Avoid delay by' phoning and having ),our order' ready for pickup!