Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-10-23, page 01
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i I. Itt m i«t LIBFIAHY, OHIO HiSTORJCAU SO&iarC 1902 VELMa AVE. T\ COLS. -0> 43211 : EXCH Serving Columbus.and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years HE 4 VOL. 64 NO. 44 OCTOBER 23,198G-TISHREI20 Devoted to American . arid Jewish Ideals. Historic Rotation Of Premiership Takes Place Oct. 20 In Israel Gathered around Jerome and Geraldine Schottenstein are Susan and Jonny Diamond, Eva Hurwitz, Ari and Ann Deshe, Saul Schottenstein, Jay and Jean Schottenstein, and grandchildren, Joseph, Jonathan, Jeffrey, Elie, David and Dara. Jerome is holding the Torah presented to Agudas Achim Synagogue in his and his wife's honor. Sefer Torah Scroll Presented To Agudas Achim In Honor Of Jerome And Geraldine Schottenstein On Monday, Sept. 29, Jay and Jean Schottenstein, Ari and Ann Deshe, Jonny and Susan Diamond and Lori Schottenstein, presented a Sefer Torah to the Agudas Achim Synagogue in honor of their parents, Jerome and Geraldine Schottenstein. The ceremony began in the Stein Memorial Library of Eiie Wiesel Receives Nobei Peace Prize NEW YORK (JTA) - A leading Jewish Holocaust survivor, author and human rights activist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week and two Jewish scientists shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for their contributions to the study of cell growth and tissue development. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Elie Wiesel citing his unceasing efforts on behalf of "human dignity." The Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine to Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, who holds dual American and Italian citizenship and Dr. Stanley Cohen, an American. Cohen, a biochemist, and Levi-Montalcini, a developmental biologist, "Opened new fields of widespread importance to basic science," the Nobel Assembly in Stockholm announced. the synagogue as members of the family assisted Rabbi Moshe Klein, a scribe from New York, in filling in Hebrew letters from the final verses of the Book of Deuteronomy, thereby completing the writing of the Torah Scroll. Four generations, including Great-Grandmother Eva Hurwitz, were present to witness this occasion. Rabbi Alan G. Ciner, spiritual leader of the Agudas Achim Synagogue, led the group in the recitation of psalms selected for the event. Rabbi Ciner commented on the appropriateness of the gift in honor of Jerome and Geraldine who "have made the values and ideals of Torah an integral part of their lifestyle. That your children have seen fit to honor you in this way," Rabbi Ciner commented, "indicates that you have successfully transmitted to them your love and respect for Torah." • Rabbi Ciner then called upon Rabbi Chaim Capland, of the House of Tradition at OSU, who spoke of the importance of the occasion. The group then joined in songs as the processional moved towards the sanctuary where prayers led by Cantor Baruch Shifman were chanted as the Torah was placed in the ark. To further enhance the significance of the moment, the Torah was read from for the first time on Rosh Hashanah as Jerome Schottenstein was called to the Torah as the Baal Maltir. The children of Jerome and Geraldine will mark this occasion, by sponsoring a kiddush/luncheon on the weekend of Nov. 15, at which time Agudas Achim will be hosting a Shabbat of Study with scholars-in-residence from the Gesher Foundation in Israel. EDITOR'S NOTE: Yitzchak Shamir was sworn in as Israel's ninth prime minister on Oct. 20, exchanging lobs with Shimon Peres under terms ol the "national unity" coalition agreement between their parties. " JERUSALEM (JTA) - Two years ago the puriiljJ<s here and abroad were^pre- dicting, almost to a man, that the government of national unity^was a non- starter, a lame duck, bound to collapse no sooner than it set out on its 50-month, course. The differences between major parties were considered too big, the instability of the coalition too built- in, to brook any longevity. The capacity for crises was seen as endemic — and any crisis was thought likely to be fatal. Now, half-way through the term, with the Prime Ministerial rotation implemented with remarkably little friction, those same pundits — having eaten their earlier words as gracefully as possible — are now predicting with renewed self-confidence that the government will last its full statutory term. "Its weakness is its strength," is one of the now- popular theories. Each sides' inability to cobble together an alternative, narrow-based coalition is cited as the reason why the myriad crises of the past two years ended in compromise and resolution — and why the inevitable crises of the future will similarly be weathered. The Real Lesson The real lesson however, of these past two years might well be not that the pundits were wrong then, nor that they are right now, but that Israeli politics are in an inherently unpredictable phase following the inconclusive results of the 1981 and the 1984 Knesset elections. "A week," said former British Premier Harold Wilson* "is a long time in poli- »*tf» BftJHa Pictured (1. to r.) are Leslie H. Wexner, Major Gifts Dinner host; Norman Traeger, 1987 General Campaign chairman; Miriam Yenkin, Federation president; Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu, and Alan Wasserstrom, 1987 Major Gifts chairman. Federation Raises Over $4 Million At Annual Major Gifts Event, Oct. 6 The -Columbus Jewish Federation's 1987 United Jewish Fund Campaign announced historic total of $4,096,000 raised by major contributors at the annual event hosted by community leader, Leslie H. Wexner. The Oct. 6 event at Wexner's home was attended by 90 Major Gifts contributors. Benjamin Netanyahu, fs- tics." Two whole years in Israel's unity coalition, with the two main partners straining to be rid of each other and of their shotgun marriage, are by that criterion a veritable aeon of mystery and unpredictability. Even if Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir had plighted to each other their solemn troth to stick together come what may — which they patently have not—external circumstances, beyond their control or influence, could evolve in the months ahead to pull them apart. Governor Celeste Announces Holocaust Council Membership Governor Richard F. Celeste last week announced the names of the members of the Ohio Council on Holocaust Education. Those from Columbus are: Stanley Aronoff, state senator; Barbara Blake, teacher; Ru- .„dolph Featherstone, clergy; Lee Fisher, state senator; Alan Katchen, ADL; Bonnie Milenthal, account executive; Marc Lee Raphael, professor, OSU; Albert Reed, associate director, Conference Council on Ministry; Renee Resnik, Children of Survivors; Gordon Zacks, chairman of the board, R.G. Barry Corp. "We cannot protect our future unless we fully understand the past," said Governor Celeste. "The dedication of community and religious leaders working together with educators is a powerful force in guaranteeing that this evil will not occur again." Co-chaired by First Lady Dagmar Celeste and Max R. Friedman, a Cleveland businessman, community and civic leader, the Ohio Council on Holocaust Education is dedicated to teaching Ohio students about the Holocaust so that such a tragedy will not happen again. It will begin by reviewing present efforts to teach about the Holocaust in the schools and review Holocaust curriculum in other states. "We must teach our children and our children's children that there is no safety without vigilance," said Friedman. "And although we are starting in Ohio, this belongs all oyer the United States/ and all over the world." After the review, the Council will recommend a Holocaust curriculum for Ohio schools to consider. rael's ambassador to the United Nations, was the guest speaker. Norman Traeger, 1987 general chairman, and Alan Wasserstrom, 1987 Major Gifts chairman, shared the program, along with Wexner. Ambassador Netanyahu's address focused on the rela- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) SIMCHAT TORAH Begins October 25 at Sunset Sunday, October 26, 1936 23 Tishrei 5747 Most joyful festival of the Jewish calendar. Celebrates completion of the annual cycle of reading the Torah & marks beginning it anew. REJOICE WITH THE TORAH!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-10-23|
|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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