Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1955-07-22, page 01
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SITy^ Serving Columbus and Cenirai Ohio Jewish Communit7\UA[K Vd. 33. No. 29 COLUMBUS. OHIO. FRIDAY, JULY 22. 1955 IsraeVs New ^'Pipeline to PrDductivity^' The first section of the Yarkon- NegAv pipeline, Israel's most am¬ bitious irrigation project thus far, built mainly with United Jewish Appeal and Israel Bond Drive funds, went into operation on July 19. TTie new pipeline, which will bring water from the North tp the Negei?,' la txpHsTen 'tS^^'tStd' wSliW acres to Israel's, current total of 200,000 Irrigated acres ... to make possible an additional annual $2S,- 000,000 worth of agricultural pro¬ duction. Thus the pipeline will serve to turn the desert wastes of the Negev into a blossoming land. It took 2,000 workers and 60 engineers about a million work days to, l?ulld the 66 mile plpe- ^ihii. 'The line Itself has three giant reservoirs and pumping stations which raise the water by some 750 11. t ¦ ' T-..iCin ~u- m- m to Am*rIo«n •wlih id«»l« oviet Rabfc Permit to Visit Jews in U.S.S.R.; Reply Awaited f-ALLSBURG, N. y. (JTA) — The Rabbinical Council of America, an Orthodox group which ia holding its annual convention here, an¬ nounced that it has made a formal application to the Soviet Embassy in Washington to allow a delegation of rabbis to visit the Jews of the Soviet Union. The announcement was made by Rabbi David Hollander, president of the Council. He told the convention that the Soviet Em¬ bassy has asked for full details awaiting an affirmative response from the Soviet Government," he said. ' (In Woshington. the Soviet Embassy announced that the request made by the Rabbinical Council of America for permission to send a delegation of rnhbl.s lo visit Jews in Russia was forwarded to Moscow for consideration. .\ spokesman for thc Soviet Embassy acknowledged that the formal application had reached the Embassy, but no further comments were made on the possible response of the Soviet Govern¬ ment. Rabbi Hollander visited the Soviet Embassy and made known that the Orthodox leaders, in seeking a visit to Russia, wish only to re¬ establish religious ties with the Russian Jews. It is understood the Council hopes to send a delegation of three to five rabbis.) Meanwhile, a message from, — .—¦— — (eet from the sourbes ot the Yar¬ kon near Tel Aviv to the reservoir at Tekuma in the Northern Negev. The Job which took a total of three years of concentrated effort, cost approximately $40,000,000. The greatest part of these funds was furnished by American Jews tbrougti the United Jewish Appeal and its beneficiary, the United Is¬ rael Appeal. Handicapped Workers Helped Outfit Luxury Hotel for Tourists at Herxlia Visitors to Israel's newest luxury hotel, which was opened last month at HerzlUa, one of the coun¬ try's most famous seaside resorts, were surprised to leam that a size¬ able proportion of the Interior furn¬ ishings had been made by handi¬ capped men and women. What they saw waa proof that scores of Invalids in Israel, until recently completely dependent on outside aid for their substance, have now transformed themselves Into wage- earners, in a network of some 20 "sheltered workshops" scattered throughout the Jewish state. The workshops, established and operated by Malben. the Joint Dis¬ tribution Committee's program in Israel for the care ot sick, aged and handicapped immigrants, were set up to provide empl6yment and a chance for eeonomXc self-reliance for hundreds of immigrants suf¬ fering from severe permanent dis¬ abilities. At the time of admittance, none of them could be placed on the free labor market because of h I s reduced working capacity. Many would thus have become permanent social cases; instead, they were given enough training to fit them for Jobs in normal factories, their places In the "sheltered workshops" being tak¬ en by others discharged from Mal¬ ben hospitals. Th? Mahane Ylsrael workshop, which produced the furnishings for the "hotel at Herzlla, Is run oi) Early Surgery Was Refused by Einstein NEW YORK, (JTA) — The late Dr. Albert Einstein had a 60-50 chance of living had be agreed to undergo surgery within 24 hours after his condition was diagnosed last April, according to Earl Ubell, science writer for the New York Herald Tribune. Ubell asserted that Dr. Einstein deliberated too long "for some reason" and died of aneurysm, a baU(}onlng out of the abdominal aorta. Dr. Einstein's condition was first discovered 6Vj yeors ago during an operation performed at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn by. Dr. Rudolph Nissen. At thot time, however, there was nothing that could be done surgically to correct the condition. Sln^e then French surgical scientists have developed a method of removing the. aneurysni and replacing It with a blood vessel taken from another human being who has died of another cause. British and American surgeons subsequently took up this technique and combined It with other surgical aiivances to a point where they have cut the operative death rate from aneurysm down to 20% in some institutions; In Dr. Einstein's case, the Herald 'tribune writer said, the aorta had been leaking blood, leaving the surgeons with only 24 hoiurs to per¬ form the operation which under these conditions has proved success¬ ful only half the time. After %n autopsy was performed on Dr. Ein¬ stein.- Dr. Thonias S. Harvey, pathologist at Princeton Hospital whene the scientist died, was reported to have said that the aneurysm had gone too far for an operation. purely commercial lines. True, for the first three months, the handi¬ capped worker receives a fixed learner's wage; but after thot, payment Is based on output. The rate of pay does, of course, take accoimt of the worker's particular disability. But Malben does not want to encourage an attitude of dependence, ahd each worker is therefore expected to produce as much as he can within the limits of his handicap. Wherever poffllble, the work-er Is assigned a Job in which his disability does not Inter¬ fere with work performance at all; for exohiple, a man without legs will be given a Job which requires no walking or standing. Others get special attention. For post-TB patients, a nurse visits the work¬ shop once a week to make sure that they do not risk a relapse through over-exertion. When the Mahane Ylsrael work¬ shop started' operations four years ago (It was one of the first set up by Malben). most of the workers were totally unskilled; production had to be concentrated on simple lines such as unpolished utility cupboards, simple' chairs, tables, etc. While continuing to make these standard lines, the workshop has now progressed to the point where it can also make , luxury furnishings, such as those ordered by the new Herzlla tourist hotel. The Mahane Vlsrael workshop Is not only one to etid the country's drive towards a more balanced for¬ eign exchange budget. At Molben's workshop at Beth Lldd. for ex¬ ample, some 50 workers produce "talealm" for export to the United States and other countries. A elaulfled wl lo The CA»»fcle wUI brlni qnleh r«fp«MM. President Elsenhower to the con¬ vention expressed the hope that the Rabbinical Council's endeavors in the communities "will continue to heighten In Americans of every faith an awareness of the spiritual and moral heritage which all of us share. Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the Council's chaplaincy committee presents 30 Ordprs of Merit to members of the Rabbinical Council "who have served with outstanding distinction In the Armed Forces since the outbreak of the Korean conflict." A total of 95 Orthodox rabbis have served as chaplains In the U, S. Armed Forces since the outbrealt of the Korean conflict." A total of 95 Orthodox rabbis have served as chaplains in the U. S. Armed Forces since World War II. Rabbi Israel Klavan, executive secretary of the Rabbinical Coun¬ cil In his annual report, outlined the Council's program for the com¬ ing years, wliich featured the es¬ tablishment of a national Beth Din (religious court). He said "the court's stature is such that its au- thoritlty will be recognized by tbe entire Jewish community In relig¬ ious matters." At the same time, Babbl Klavan announced the for¬ mation of a revolving fund to aid In the development of new syna¬ gogues and religious Institutions In the newly-formed suburban centers of populations. TAKEVO UP the recent proposal that women serve as rabbis. Rabbi Henry R, Gold, a practicing psy¬ choanalyst, scored "this agitation In certain non-tradltlonal Jewish circles" o^ stemming from the "ex¬ cesses of hyper-feminism which threatens the whole fabric of A- merlcan society. He said: "It Is preposterous to think that women's happiness should depend on their occupying 50 percent of all jobs as taxi drivers, engineers and min¬ isters. Those who seek to sell wom¬ en on such goals are substituting the "ersatz" ol self-inflation for the dignity of self-acceptance. HAWAHAN PARTY FOR "CLUB 26" MEMBERS A Hawaiian "luau" will b* held tonight for members of "Club 25" and their guests. The outdoor bar¬ becue party, spiced with Hawaiian flavor and decoration, will be in the garden of Ruth and Irwin Levy, 742 Chelsea Ave., beginning at 9 p. m. Those serving on the committee. Ill addition to the Levy's, are: Ruth and Joan Mathless, Faye Cooper. ^Ina Gemlnder and Annette Hi 'f- mon. Newcomers are Invited to the c- tlvltles of the Club, open to dl Jewish men and (vomen 25 years of age and over. Sir's RUMMAGE SALE AT 213 E. MAIN ST. Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Pi sorority is sponsoring Its sec¬ ond annual rummage sale today at 213 E. Main St. The sale will be from 9:30 o. m. to 5:30. If there Is any rummage ' you would like to have picked up, call Susan Stein, DO. 1081, or Joyce T^cov, DO. 2132. Mothers of' the sorority girls have helped consid¬ erably. Co-chairmen for the sale . are Susan Stein and Joyce Tarcov. Publicity has been by Lynn Kahn and Connie Gilbert. FILMS FEATURED ON AZA-BBO PROOBAM TUESOAV NIGHT Two films on brotherhood — "Heritage" and "Brotherhood of Man" — will be featured at a Joint meeting of AZA and BBG Tues¬ day, 8:30 p. m., at the Jewish Cen¬ ter, 'The films show how God made man superior to beasta. aiid that all men are brothers, regardless of race, color or creed. Group singing will follow the two fllnw and refreshments will be served. T. I. NURSERY SOHOOL HAS BUSY SCHEDULE A full complement of T. I. youngsters has filled the summer Nursery School to capacity. The "small fry;' are kept busy with a program of song, dramatics, group games, rhythm band, handwork and visits. The children have visit¬ ed the Temple, a shoemaker shop, a watohmaker, a bakery and the branch library. A number of pic¬ nics have been held. "OPERA'nONS rVY" TO BE'SHOWN TOMORROW A special movie entitled "Oper¬ ations Ivy" win be shown during the meeting of -.United Synagogue Youth this Sunday, 7:30 p. m., at Broad St. Temple. Refreshments will be served. There will be singing and danc¬ ing, supervised by Mrs. Martin Shenker. NEED FOR TAX STA Council of Jewish Wonidn re¬ minds its frienda and menibers of the need for tax stamps. Mrs. Louis Krakoff. 91 S. Merkle. is the new tax stamp idialrnlan. Mrs. Leon Friedman. 240 S. Drexe). -is vice-chairman. . ,,'*tas,.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1955-07-22|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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