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In Los Angeles, more than 20 organizations cooperated in the
local observance sponsored by the Jewish Centers Association.
“The Bible in the Contemporary Novel” was the subject of
an address at the Westside Center by Louis Shub of the Uni-
versity of Judaism. Children were entertained by puppet shows
“Noah and the Ark” and “Joseph and His Brethren” in the
Center’s dance studio. The Bible study group of the Senior
Adult Division sponsored a program dedicated to Jewish Book
Month, while the Senior Adult Friendship Club conducted a
panel discussion on “The Bible—A Force in Creative Jewish
Life.” In Detroit the annual Jewish Book and Arts Fair, held
at the JCC, appealed to all ages. The programs included perform-
ances of “The Teeny-Tiny Lady Goes to Bible-Land.”
The Jewish Community Center in Nashville, Tenn., began
its observance with “A Preview of the New Torah Translation”
by Rabbi Randall Falk. At the Jewish Community Center of
Charleston, S. C., Rabbis Nachum L. Rabinovich, Burton L.
Padoll and Aaron Mauskof discussed “The Bible as Law: The
Torah,” “The Bible as Literature” and “The Bible as History.”
In Camden, N. J., Solomon Grayzel, editor of the Jewish Publi-
cation Society, spoke on the Book Month theme at the com-
munity celebration in the Jewish Community Center.
In Washington, D. C., a symposium on “The Chaplaincy, the
Bible and Service” tied the Month in with the centennial of
the Jewish military chaplaincy and with JWB’s work on behalf
of Jewish personnel in the Armed Forces and of hospitalized
veterans. Participants in the symposium, sponsored by JWB’s
Washington Armed Services and Religious Services Committees,
were Chaplains Albert Dimont, Ervin Preis, Leo Wolkow,
Harry Kaufman and Morris A. Sandhaus, and Jack Frankel,
JWB area director. At another program, also sponsored by
these committees, Jeanette Seidlitz, local Jewish poet, spoke on
“Biblical Poetry and Its Influence on the Contemporary Scene.”
“The Bible and World Justice” was the theme of a panel
discussion at the Ottawa Jewish Community Centre. Bernard
M. Alexander, Q. C., Centre past president, was moderator. Pan-
elists were Justice Harry Batshaw of the Superior Court of
Quebec, Dr. Ian Burnett and Rabbi J. Benjamin Friedberg.
Yaacov Herzog, Ambassador of Israel to Canada, presented the
summary.
Dr. Israel Knox, professor of philosophy, New York Uni-
versity, spoke in Yiddish on “The Bible and Western Civiliza-
tion” at a Jewish Book Month celebration at the Rochester,
N. Y., JYM & WA, while at the Atlanta, Ga., Jewish Com-
munity Center “The Bible as Living Literature” was discussed
by Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild. At Fairmount Temple in Cleve-
land, Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld spoke on “Good Fiction in the