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Friday, December 3, 1954 '
ftluJ/HfJ . . . WKfr/: '. >';: : ■ - ''ffljjfc' the author of -joci” the volume which he had read on the eve of his Bar-Mitzvah when he should have been studying his speech . . . 1 must also tell you that when we returned home from our trip this summer the Judaeans who had attended a regional confer ence earlier in the season showed us your “First Book of Israel” which they had been given as a memento of the conclave . . . We were very proud io tell the young' people, and their leaders, that we had met the author, Nora Ben jamin Kubie, and how much more interesting our vacation in Israel became after our chance acquaint ance at the “Dolphin” . . . We still have among our most valued possessions the piece of mosaic floor which you dug up for us in the tel which covered the ancient caananite temple which had been unearthed near the hotel . . . We also have the pieces of pottery—potsherds— from the earlier caananite temple site which was being excavated by the archeologists near the Le bonesa border . . . Remember how disdainful I was of carrying these things all the way back to the U. S. . . . There was so much anti quity all around us! . . . Nothing Blood Tests In 30 Minutes NO. FLA. MED. LABORATORIES 1016 LaSalle PHONE EX 8-6167 JACK'S SHOE REBUILDERS & DRY CLEANERS 1967 KINGS AVENUE PHONE EX 8-6060 HENDRICKS AVE. WEE - WASH - IT "Self Service Laundry " Freshest, Cleanest Clothes You Ever Had 1075 Hendricks Avenue PHONE FL 9-9300 30 MINUTE SERVICE Frank E. Diamond, C. L. U. ESTATE PUNNING PHONE EL 6-6337-EL 4-5593 604 Hogan St, Jacksonville, Pig. Louis S. Danese & Sons PLUMBING CONTRACTORS Installation & Repairs Your Southside Plumber Guaranteed Satisfaction 1204 KINGS AVENUE PHONE FL 9-0746 YOU LEAVE PHONE RINGS— WE ANSWER— Telephone Answering Service 718 PEARL STREET PHONE EL 4-4516 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA By Ellul "Teddy" Moscovitz A LETTER TO AN AUTHOR Dear Nora, It was with great excitement that the Moscovitz family received your new book, “King Solomon’s Navy,”* which your publisher, Harper and Brother, was kind enough to send us . . . Your personal inscription brought back pleasant memo ries of a Sha&bat in the Dolphin Hotjl in Western Galilee where as a green tourist from the U. S. I was happy to meet 'another tourist —not so green. . . . I remember, too, how later in Tel Aviv, David (my fourteen-year-old) became excited when he recalled that you were made an impression . . . Now the pebbles are our family treasures, and we exhibit them with gr3at ceremony . . . Did I ever thank you for doing the museum in Tel Aviv with me? . . . You know, I finally did find an oil to bring back ... It is a large canvas by Melissa Shifer . . . done in a very broad style ... It is a painting of a glass picture with a bunch of brilliant hued flowers thrust into it . . . The pic ture is placed on a table before an open window through which one can see Haifa harbor. The subject matter is not original . . . The young artist is better at water colors than in oils, but the picture is so typically “Israel” I could not resist it . . . Her work is bold, and very warm ... Which brings me to your own work . . . Your illustrations for “King Solomon’s Navy” are too few ... It is only the jacket and the forepiece, is it not? . . . How ever, it is enough to carry the imagination across the waters from King Solomon’s time to our own . . . This one can see even as one can read from your lines about the boy shepherd, Jared, who leaves his home in the Ju daean hills to seek his manhood and his fortune in the Holy City ... I enjoyed this story of adven ture as much as did my r ons . . . Your description of the courts of Sheba and of Solomon are colorful as is your treatment of the Negev, and of Africa when you place your action in the Sheban gold mines . . . There is suspense, yet time for reflection in your novel . . . It is an unusually well-bal anced book for teen-agers . . . I gather from your note in the forepage that you are now back in the States ... I think you saw Israel as few people have seen it . . . You visited it and regarded it not only as an author studying its social structure, and the charactar of its people, but as an artist who Joe E. Creighton Plastering Contractor 1521 HAMILTON STREET PHONE EV 8-3294 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA CONSULT US BEFORE YOU BUILD ON YOUR LOT Builder of Fine HONES FREE ESTIMATE NO OBLIGATION B. F. HAMILTON 4619 MERRIMAC AVENUE PHONE EV 9-0864 THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY P.E.C. ANNUAL DINNER HONORS JACOB BLAUSTEIN BF 9 «a«f! A testimonial dinner in honor of Jacob Blaustein, Honorary President of the American Jewish Committee, will be tendered by the Palestine Economic Corporation on Wednesday, December Bth, at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, New York, it was announced by Ernest Nathan, Executive Vice-President of the P.E.C. A well-known industrialist and Jewish leader who served for five years as President of the American Jewish Committee and as Chairman of its Executive Committee for six years, Mr. Blaustein will be honored for his lasting contributions .to the economic development of the State of Israel, and for his “dedicated service to Jewry and all humanitarian undertakings.” revelled in the beauty of its con trasts and color . . . (Following your suggestion I did make an ef fort to see the sun set from Abby sinia Street in Jerusalem . . . My taxi driver thought I was crazy when I told him what I was about to do. but when the sun sank like a golden ball in a sea of pink foam covered with a scarlet haze even the bewildered cabbie agx'eed that here was a sight wonderful for the tourist trade . . . But tell me, the sun always set like that on Abbysinia Street? . . . ) * I think I shall never forget that Shabbat at the Dolphin when we were both so disappointed with the dance music . . . Here we were in Israel, and where was that wonderful Israeli music? . . . Tan gos and waltzes and fox trots we could get in the States ... In Is rael we wanted to feel the spirit of the place, . . . Remember, we made several trips across the road to the Histaaruth rest home hop ing to find there the Israeli music and Israel folk dancing, but here too was the popular American dance records, and so we wander ed back to my brother’s table on the patio, ordered David a peach ice cream sundae, ourselves a drink and went to bed . . . The next day I visited the rnoshav farther down the road, and as you predicted—l found the spirit of Israel in the idealistic living of the place . . . Certainly, you know' Israel as few people know it . . . You have painted it on your many visits, and you have remained long enotigh to know its people, big and little, and with your wonder ful background of Jewish scholar ship** you have been able to understand and discern many things which takes patience and sympathy . . . Before closing let me tell you once again how delightful I find “King Solomon’s Navy” . . . May we meet again in the land of our forefathers ... L’hitraot, Teddy Moscovitz * .“King Solomon’s Navy” sells for $2.50. ** Mrs. Kubie is a member of the Gottheil family of New York . . . Guotau Gottheil was a beloved rabbi and Richard Gottheil is one of the founders of the American Jewish Historical Society . . . 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