The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 7, 1968 · Page 12
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 12

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, November 7, 1968
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Al Palm Beach Post. Thursday. Nov. 7, 1968 ,rish Jey,s Successfully Integrate In New Culture have become so in- I 'L If Being a small community n the communitv li ' iBftwv t I within a small nni. i.l - (LTD -The Jews have become so in in the community .,. o DUBLIN in Ireland tegrated omau cuuniry nas Its uwn peculiar problems. ' For instance, the production of food that can be ceritfied as kosher Is, In Itself, a problem Obviously, no Irish manufacturer could cater tn ennh , 11. h $ " - 1 ;i 1 n " hi til ill 1 1.. n iUUi-rf, wU r, Nil, Ph. 683-9939 mi now speaK Yiddish with a brogue and sing ballads to St Patrick. In 1492, when Columbus was discovering America, the first Jews arrived in Ireland, and in the kibbutzims they'll tell you Moses himself couldn't have picked a better spot. Gradually their numbers increased and by lttio they built their first synagogue. Today, the Jewish communitv numbers around 3,000, mostly centered in Dublin. From this tiny base, the Jews have made a remarkable Impact on the Republic's artistic and literary circles, in the proiessions and in business. "We have become integrated without being assimilated," was how one Jewish Dublinerput it. Leaders of the community-are quick to say they are "Jewish Irishmen" rather than "Irish Jews," and to m - 'i i" im li WALSH Shoe Repair AND KEY DEPT. ,NTHE PALM BEACH MALL Walsh Shoe Repair conveniently located across from Modernaae at the entmnro u di b.-.l small market on an economic ' bases. To solve this, leaders of the Jewish community have arranged with certain factories td turn production over for one week to kosher food only. These are then kept In cold storage. A special body, the Kash-ruth Commission for Ireland, grants seals known as the Hechsher. Unless this Is displayed on a table at a function or on a package of cheese, the Orthodox Jew will have nc guarantee he is keeping within his dietary laws. As the kosher laws extend to milk itself, the Jewish community has selected a dairy which meets the required standards. It Is the same for wines, liquors and potato chips they all must bear the Hechsher seal. In this regard one prominent Jewish man testifies to his arrival in Ireland. He tells how he once walked from Dublin to Clare, stopping at cottages to ask for water. He could not drink milk because he was strictly Orthodox and the milk's contact with other substances ruled it out. "The Irish farmers wnnirl - me ruiui Deacn mans west Concourse. Featuring while-you-wait 0 -SERVICE- RUPTURED? - 3 minute heel service FORMER MAYOR - Robert Briscoe, who hit he head meg ln the mid.fifties b becomi th f mm T u Lrd Mayor of Dublin, is now retired from the hurly burly of political life, seldom appears in public, but keeps an interested eye on his son, Ben who succeeded to his Parliamentary seat in Dublin. WATCH TV Men's Women's, Children's FULL OR HALF SOLES Whil. 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For the most part, Jews in Ireland tend to keep out of politics with one colorful exception, the much beloved Robert Bob Briscoe, who hit the headlines In the mid 1950's by becoming the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin. Briscoe, now retired from the hurly-burly of political life, seldom appears In public, but he keeps an Interested eye on his son Ben who succeeded to his parliamentary seat ln Dublin. lead me out to the fields rather puzzled about the whole thing and would tell me to go ahead and milk the cows myself," he said. "They seemed to think I was just against the middle man " he added. The Irish Jewish community is completely independent, with Its problems handled by the Jewish Representative Council. In practice this council represents the Jewish com-' munlty when It desires to do something or participate in something as a body the nationwide celebrations marking the 1966 celebrations of the Irish 1916 Uprising was one example. 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