Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-02-28, page 01
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1 I 3=tr3- PRONICLE IjLxJ/ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community far Over 50 Years ^A\K ' '• - , , ' ' £&< * ' • - ' .' , - - '. • ' . - ' f-<x- • ', < i *-' ' ■ ■i ,r. ' *' . ',, *. ■?' :>>" * ■■' - ' a '"•-.■;?-*•" -' *--•-■**-'.7*($£".^; ■*■"..-' -,'• LIBRARY, OHIO H1ST^R1PAV.80C4^^: 1982 VELMA AVE, " ■••-\' CO-LS, 0, 43211 EXCH VOL.58 NO.9 FEBRUARY 28,1080-ADAR11 Mordechai, 1980 Style Happy Purim! Beth Jacob Purim preparations are in full swing. Mrs. Ruth Seidemann's first and second grade Sunday School classes are pictured above baking hamantashen. Purim is on Sunday, March 2. " (A Seven Arts Feature) Purim is an apt time to turn our attention' to the plight of the Jews of Iran, members of the community that descended from the Persian Jews who were saved by Mordechai and Esther frorn the annihilation planned by Haman. Since the Ayatollah Ruhollah Kohmeini returned to Iran a little more than a- year ago, reports have differed about the situation of Iranian Jewry. Some have said that the majority of Jews are safe while others tell us that the Moslem rebellion has endangered all Jews in Iran. Kohmeini himself has said that Jews and other non- Moslems have freedom of religion, albeit as second- class citizens. But his writ ings reveal a definite anti- Semitism as well as an anti- Christian streak. Jews could easily become the scapegoat in any setbacks to the Kho-' meini rule. Even more disturbing is that all of those in power in. Iran, from radicals to moderates, have expressed common cause with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Haniel Chasan, the PLO's representative in Teheran, in a New Year's statement on Radio Iran, proclaimed "We derive our main support from the Iranian Revolution. In five years we shall proclaim a Palestinian government and in 15 Photos Show PLO Has Soviet Tanks TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israeli intelligence services distributed two aerial reconnaissance photographs recently showing Soviet-made T-34 tanks in the hands of Palestinian terrorists in south Lebanon. An army spokesman said the tanks, of World War II vintage, are positioned near Tyre, a terrorist stronghold on the Lebanese coast. The photos bear out Israeli reports and corroborating information by the Christian Phalangist radio in Lebanon that the Palestine Liberation Organization was receiving heavy equipment from Russia. The PLO has denied this. Israeli intelligence also has information that Palestinians are undergoing training in armored warfare in Syria and in Soviet bloc countries. (By Yitzhak ShargiL) Evron Says Israel Not Unified On U.S.-Egyptian Arms Deal Issue JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ephraim Evron, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, complained last week that hi^ Embassy in Washington finds it difficult to campaign against the U.S.-Egyptian arms deal because there is no unified stand in Israel on the issuer In the course of an address to senior Foreign Ministry officials, Evron lashed out at "yordim" (emigrants from Israel) in the United States* who, he claimed, disparage Israel, He also suggested that feuding Cabinet ministers "watch their tongues" because'reports of their disagreements reach the overseas press. On the issue of the proposed sale of sophisticated American weaponry to Egypt) Evron saicr there were three views in Israel. Defense Minister Ezer Weizman believes that Israel should not oppose the deals while the two countries are striving to normalize their relations, he said. Another school, headed by Moshe Arens, chairman of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, wants Israel to take drastic action to oppose the deals, and Premier Menachem Begin says Israel should concentrate on trying to limit the quantity and quality of arms sold to Egypt. "How can* one fight the American intentions to supply Egypt with sophisticated arms when Israel's leaders differ on the issue and wheri the American Administration knows of the* difference?" Evron asked. (By Gil Sedan.) (^ Yiddish Collection Expanded At Tifereth Israel's library With the resurgence of interest in Yiddish language and literature; Manne Aronovsky, Librarian at the Minnie Cobey Memorial Library of Tifereth Israel, has been hard at work expanding ' the collection of works in the mother tongue of European Jewry. In addition to the Forward, the only remaining Yiddish language newspaper pub- . lished in this country, the library houses nearly 200 titles in Yiddish, and the collection is growing. On its way to becoming Central Ohio's largest collection of Yiddish works'available for loan, the library is expanding its catalog of Yiddish books from a number of private collections as well as Tifereth Israel genizah, storage place for worn books, where many serviceable Yiddish works have been erroneously placed. The secret to the success ^of the, Minnie Cobey Memorial Library is Mrs. Aronovsky, a professional librarian and educator whose mother tongue is Yiddish. Originally from Belgium, Aronovsky escaped the Holocaust by travelling with her .family to the Caribbean and ultimately to New York City in 1946. The mother of four children and one grandchild has a Masters- Degree in Education and has served on the staff of a number of seminars in Jewish Studies and Manne Aronovsky Education at Ohio State University. ~ She directs all aspects of the Cobey .Library at Tifereth Israel, which contains over 4500 volumes and receives 35 periodicals, many in Hebrew. Prompting the use of the extensive children's collection of the library, Mrs. Aronovsky has developed a young people's reading club that has encouraged over 200 youngsters ages 6-10 to broaden their reading to include books on Jewish subjects. In her two and a half years with the library, endowed by the Melton and Cobey- families, she has expanded the hours to the point where all who wish may borrow from the library daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.\. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and^Sunday 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The library welcomes visitors at its location i at 1354 Blast Broad St., in the ' Tifereth1 Israel Synagogue building. years we hope to destroy Israel." The closeness between the PLO and the Iranian rulers puts Iranian Jews in jeopardy. At any time they can be labeled Zionists. They have already been warned against support for Israel. We don't know if Iranian Jewry has a Mordechai among them today. Jews outside Iran will have to assume that role. The best hope for Jews in countries like Iran, the Soviet Union, Syria, Argentina, is the organized strength on behalf of their brothers and sisters in the United States, Israel and elsewhere in the free world. Ken Gold (left) and Robert Schottenstein, Co-Chairmen of the Young Men's Division "Fun" Raiser, finalize plans for the event, to be held Saturday, March 8, at 7 p. m. at The Jewish Center, H25 College Ave. UJFC Sponsors Tun' Raiser "Something different —innovative." That's how Co-Chairmen Ken Gold and Robert Schottenstein describe the upcoming "Fun" Raiser, sponsored by the Young Men's Division of the United Jewish Fund Campaign, which will take place Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at The Jewish Center. Gold said, "With the help of the Jewish Center physical education staff, we are able to offer participants in the "Fun" Raiser a night of open gym; free racquetball; use of health club facilities (including steam, sauna and whirlpool), swimming pool and bowling lanes." Schottenstein added, "The idea of the "Fun" Raiser is to provide an opportunity to concerned Jewish men in Columbus, and their wives and girlfriends, to meet with one another—to explore and discuss the major issues and concerns of the Jewish people today—and at the same time, experience an enjoyable evening of athletics at one of the Columbus Jewish Federation's beneficiary agencies, The Jewish Center." , . Men, young and old, new to the community or long-time* residents, are invited to take part. R.S.V.P.'s are re- , quested by March 3. \ For additional information or to R.S.V.P., call Michael Broidy at the Federation office, 237-7686. Myer W. Mellman Selected To Attend Assembly In Israel Myer W. Mellman, President of the Columbus Jewish Federation, has been selected as a designee member of the United Israel Appeal to the 9th Annual Jewish Agency Assembly. As a designee member, Mellman will be attending the Assembly sessions in Jerusalem, scheduled to begin on Sunday, June 29. The United Israel Appeal is a beneficiary of the Federation's annual United Jewish Fund Campaign, which is currently in progress. T^e' . United Israel Appeal is re*i sponsible for transferring' ' United Jewish Appeal funds to Israel and for protecting; their fiscal integrity through 1 ..(CONTiNUEDON PACES) J. *1 ' II
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-02-28|
|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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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-02-28, page 01|
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