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fell out of bed
dragged a comb
across my head
found my way downstairs and had a cup
and looking up
i noticed i was late
got my coat and grabbed my hat
made my bus in seconds flat . . .
a day in the life, beatles
published by the students of
yeshiva university high school
1277 east 14th street
brooklyn. new york 1 1 230
our morning is comprised of Hebraic studies,
talmud's constant challenge echoes the heri-
tage of our forefathers, torarfs unique quali-
ties are apparent in that it affords the op-
portunity for the rabbi to instruct, the pupil
to absorb, and for both to gain . . .
A liberal education forms the backbone of
the secular studies, combining insight and
perspective to project a real and clear image
of the world . . .
bta doesn't turn out methodical mathematicians or
soulless scientists. The school forms a policy where
the temper of the mind in conjunction with the body
is cherished more than pure academic credentials. It
is a school of spirit — a spirit of constructive accom-
plishment, which each day realizes new horizons.
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mr. ivan rosenthal
mr. barney vukolis
rabbi louis cooper
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mr. william werblowsky
rabbi dr. fred bohensky
mr. abraham perkel
mr. albert berkowitz
mr. burton zuckerman
mr. albert tarendash
rabbi wilfred wolfson
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mr. maurice marshal
dr. thomas mc donald
mr. leon leibowitz
mr. harr\ allan
chicky, a mirrer refugee, often
risked his life on the staircase, the
shorter half of bta's answer to mutt
and jeff, he found soccer to be his
interest, chicky will dance his way
to bedford and avenue h.
one of looie's selected few,
howie utilized his mathemat-
ical abilities to measure angle
shots upstairs in the pool
room, his feet were put to
good use as he captained the
yusocks and cindermen. an
ardent b'nei akivanik, howie
hopes to spend his time next
year working on a kibbutz.
vhen not arguing with the rabbi, president
;tan found time to attend some classes and
nany movies, captain of the bowling team
and kingpin of the school, Stanley succeded
n obtaining a pool table for the student
Dody. his experience as a benchwarmer will
lelp him next year, when he will have to
shelly, who got "excused" from
gemorah many times, developed a
sharp shooting eye as he played
half court from 9 to 1. a prime
target of the reb, oscar made the
rounds from the lounge, to zim-
baro's, and to beth's. shell) will
major in "ennemel" behavior at
marc was noted for his vast knowl-
edge of man's endeavors on the
playing field, he scored his own
baskets as a j.v. forward, and
later on scored other players' bas-
kets as yugar manager, marc will
pursue his higher education at the
oldest and largest.
neil, a latecomer from eastern
parkway, continued his tradition
by coming tardy many a morning.
a fine asset to the yusocks, he
helped steer the soccer team to
victory, neil will major in pre-
dentistry in nyu next year.
another member of the mass migra-
tion from mirrer, steve finally
developed gills after swimming
eight nights a week, anchor man in
the bedrick to kerschen to bamberg
literary team, steve aspires to be-
come a samana. following in the
footsteps of johnny weismuller,
steve will blossom into a great
here he is! startling steve and his flamin' candles!
an emigre from the wilds of jersey,
mike quickly gained respect in the
eyes of his peers, an apologist for
the political right, mike became a
fervent follower of r. kahane. sup-
plementing his vice-presidential
career by doing manual labor in
the bookroom, he also debated for
the yuspeaks. mike will continue
succeeding in all his endeavors at
a founder of the tsna and writer
and star of the chagiga, zach was
also known for repudiating the 1 3th
amendment when he made slaves
of the freshies in the library, among
his other distinctions were editing
the klavenstein courier, playing the
forbidden song on his harmonica.
and authoring the master of the
staff, chaim will continue writing
epics while majoring in science in
Jeffrey bed rick
jeff was constantly number one in
our school when it came to boards,
regents, or completing the trilogy,
his immense knowledge gained him
the captainship of the yuclids, a
starting berth on the dunedain,
and the post of h.s. bowl manager
in his senior year, all these qualifi-
cations enabled him to become the
only bta student going to princeton
bta's louis harris, abe could always
be found polling students on ques-
tions such as "did you copy your
french homework?" and register-
ing their answers for further anal-
ysis, abe also was our historian
and marked down in his "diary"
many incidents that were humorous
and many that were scandalous,
pending charges of libel and black-
mail, abe should do well in y.u.
josh matured into a ferocious center, grabbing
rebounds at both ends of the court, he became
everyone's favorite, except possibly bill wiener's,
possessor of a strong and accurate arm, shoe
pitched the yuballs to victory, big shoe will bring
the mighty-mites a championship next year as
he attends yeshiva.
joey, the elder (20 minutes) of the
blank bros., teamed up with abe as
art editors of the elchanite, topics,
and anything else that turned up.
a fine student, joey served as vice-
president of arista. ... or was that
abe? anyway, whoever he is will
go on to y.u. next year, leaving
bta only one abe and joe pair.
burt was one of harold bretstein's
most promising pupils, the tall
one surprised everyone when he
dutifully informed our french
mentor as to the true significance
of his punishment assignments,
after doing many a french punish-
ment, burt will go on to brooklyn
'i got my job through the n.y. times.*
irwin rose from obscurity to the
heights of power as g.o. and iy
president, a philosophical anar-
chist, he quickly became a charter
member of the tsna, where his
insane and inane actions were put
to constructive use. famous for
surrealistic verse and love of comic
books, irwin's literary talents
served him well as feature ed. of
the topics and ass. editor of the
elchanite. irwin will continue
fighting evil with pen and/or sword
at Columbia, where he'll major in
history and megalomania.
lenny, two term athletic mgr., suc-
cessfully ran efficient intramural
games in all sports, his shooting
helped the arista basketball team
in its quest for respectability.
Lenny will trade his whistles for
a dissecting kit as he majors in
biology at b'klyn.
leslie came to ta in his sophomore
year and wasted no time trying to
join the frantic fold of frodo's
fanatics, unable to gain entry until
his senior year, he nonetheless
learned to excel in fencing and
elven lore, les will major in psy-
chology in brooklyn this fall.
boots, who possessed the biggest
station wagon in brooklyn, put it
to good use lugging amplifiers as
assistant chagiga head, a fine back-
stroker, he contributed to the
aquamen's victories, harold will
put on tefillin next year in stony
brook where he will major in as-
bucky, who abandoned everything
and made that long and treacher-
ous peregrination from mirrer to
our new and virgin building, could
always be told apart from wargon
because of his red hair, one of
mr. metzgefs poli sci boys, ira
will continue next year at b'klyn,
where he'll major in the social
louie, a scion of a musical house, enter-
tained many at various chagigas. man-
ager of the swimming team and carrier
of the cut sheet, he was often seen
riding shotgun on unty's motorcycle,
louie will major in italian culinary arts
a swimming team dropout and jv
alumnus, dov found true happiness
hoarding money for the elchanite.
a good man with a pencil, dov was
art editor for the review, focus,
and dialect, dov's good looks
should help him when he goes up-
town to major in business ad-
a learner from toras ernes, harry
came to bta to head the yoc and
hakol. after being a charter mem-
ber of the faivi-fan club, he
"dimmed' 1 out for a year and a
half in club 202. harry's affable
personality and sense of humor
will help him at amsterdam and
peter John farkas
our number one hungarian, pete
quickly made a name for himself
as number one pool shark, a jv
alumnus, peter was out in the
backyard regardless of rain, snow
or classes, one of frank's favorites,
peter john will major in pre-law at
cuny next year.
shuttling back and forth between
zimbaro's and the student lounge,
jerry managed to attend h.w.b.'s
shiur occasionally, one of our
topics circulation managers, jerry
will give up peddling newspapers
for studying bio-chem in nyu next
saul, who spent most o\' his time getting admits, gained a
reputation in yuhsb as the great dissenter, captain of the
dunedain, ass. editor of the elchanite. topics feature editor,
and editor of the review, he also labored for the tsna and
iww. after a year on hach. saul will go to u of Chicago, where
he'll plan for a career in manual labor.
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the studious type, elliot especially
excelled in math and was a de-
voted member of looie's class,
showing his diverse abilities by
his membership on the bowling
and math teams, elliot will major
in pre-med at nyu.
though first known as Steve's
brother, arnie quickly made a
name for himself as a hot-tempered
swordsman and reader of the tril-
ogy, a veteran of the lerman to
s.d. route, arnie should put his
talmudical skill and quiet demea-
nor to very good use next year at
i van gins berg
ivan, who achieved the nickname of
killer in rabbi lerman's class, was
vicious only when blocking shots
in the locker room hockey games.
a member of jack's a. p. club, he
will major in the social sciences at
yeshiva next year.
marty, a former jv star, was al-
ways among the first out on the
lawn for a game of football, a
social science man, he joined
jack's a. p. club, marty's winning
smile will gain him many friends
when he takes the a train uptown.
Syria's own contribution to bta,
sol was noted for his immense
knowledge of tanach and his prow-
ess on the gridiron, he pursued
both these interests to good mea-
sure, captaining the hebrew h.s.
bowl team and extolling the merits
of alex webster's finest, solomon
will trade football for gemorah as
he enters the hallowed halls of
thank heavens i saw my doctor, i thought there was some-
thins wrone with me!
fred, whose bright smile and loud
remarks livened up many a math
class, endeared himself to zuck and
looie. aside from being typing
editor of the topics, "c.c." will be
remembered for his guitar playing
at the chagigos. freddie will major
in chem next year at b'klyn.
joel, after a year in mta, returned to brooklyn
to matriculate at yuhsb. guardian of the stu-
dent lounge and bomzer's coffee-man, he man-
aged to play for the yuballs in his spare
time, joel will continue shooting pool and
going to knick games next year, when he
attends erna michael.
topics editor, literary editor of the
yearbook, and library head, yussie
still found time to maintain a high
average, a three term member of
club 202, yuss was one of r. yogel's
favorite masmidim. yussie will
travel to the junction to major in
either english or history.
marc, a leader of the sophomore
year mirrer migration, also cap-
tained the east faction in the civil
war in r. schepansky's class, soft-
ball mgr. and head of the glee club,
marc will be best remembered for
the reputation s.d. gave him as a
heretical influence, marc will con-
tinue selling tickets at yu next
p.j., as paul prefers to be known,
was always willing to borrow a
french homework when the need
arose, a protege of mr. brand, he
also survived a double period of
mr. metzger in his senior year,
p.j. will pursue his interest in the
social sciences at yeshiva, where he
will organize the hungarian stu-
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shim, who proved that a studious nature and
a popular personality could go together,
gained fame as the cup-bearer of the 69th
glass of the reb's tea. editor-in-chief of the
spectrum and young israel big wig, it's cer-
tain that he will do well when he goes on to
jocko's brilliant intellect, often
belied by his quiet demeanor, was
demonstrated by his excellent
regents and board scores, his
special proficiency in mathematics
should prove to be of good use to
him when he goes to brooklyn
college next year.
lenny, one of our boys from flat-
bush, was one of our most avid
yugar fans, though he was often
quiet in class, one of h.w.b/s
favorites, lenny will resume his
scholastic career at yu where he
will major in the social sciences.
mitch's fine forensic fortitude fol-
lowed from many long hours spent
arguing religion with his rabbeyim.
captain of the debating team, and
trips commissioner, mitch was
also one of the leaders of the lawn
football movement, his sharp
tongue should be a great asset to
him at Columbia.
be quiet, monsieur, you'll be happier on mars.
ascending to the arista presidency cloaked in his eternal
green jacket, mike developed his literary talents and
became editor-in-chief of the bulletin, ass. editor of the
review, and feature editor of the elchy. a member of the
tsna and a penelope man, he headed our chagigas and
played harmonica in the halls, mike hopes to get it
together at Columbia next fall.
though he came to ta from mirrer
in his junior year, dave's popularity
got him elected to the position of
elchanite photography editor, a
man of books, he was a member
of the bedrick-kerschen-bamberg
literary trio, dave will take his
camera to brooklyn, after a brief
stay in istanbul.
possessor of a keen mind and a
willingness to work, marty ex-
celled in all his endeavors at bta.
after two years of r. drillman,
marty took the big jump to club
202. the only one to drop out of
looie's class after receiving a 90,
marty will take his affable person-
ality to Columbia to major in bio-
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william, who adopted the name
of ellasar, gained reputation as
the caped crusader, reading the
tolkien trilogy in his soph year
turned batman away from a prom-
ising career in crime fighting and
filled him with a desire to go west,
billy exchanged his traveler's
checks for a nun-chuka and quickly
became the terror of the hallways.
his love of healing and concern for
human suffering should help him
when he majors in pre-med at yu.
hillel, whose haircut made front-
page news, was the hardworking
typing editor of the topics and
elchanite. popular with moe and
looie, hilly nonetheless was mainly
associated with the round sadist
whom he imitated at chagigas.
harpo will continue to pursue his
love of physics next year at yu.
sam could always be found clicking away at his
typewriter, elchanite typing editor, bulletin and
topics managing editor, member of the math team,
and arista sec'y-treas., "sham" was always doing
something, an a. p. math club member, sam with
the aid of his proficiency in mathematics will major
in math at yu.
jeff, who knew more about sports
than anyone in bta, awed every-
one when he predicted a mets
world series championship in 1967.
next year, we will find jeff in b.c.
and the n.y. giants in the super
bowl, oh well . . .
raht mah dear boh, there is no chocolate mess.
transferring over from mirrer in
his soph year, alex spent his last
days in our new building, a resi-
dent ben-torah in bomzer's class,
he made the long trip to locust
ave. from brighton beach each
morning, alex's legs will serve
him well on the staircases of
brooklyn next year.
surprising us all by pulling 100 on
his first strum composition, normie
spent his four years at bta shoot-
ing slapshots at stahl. the only
one of us to be born with hair on
his chest, he could always be found
bribing zuck with ranger tickets,
maintaining his policy of unselfish
devotion to the cause, normie will
wear his sssj button next fall at
a three year varsity man, Charlie's
height and strength helped him
pull many rebounds, serving as
athletic mgr. in his junior year, he
was one of the first members of
the class of '70 to win in a school
election, charlie will travel to be
to study medicine.
our best driver, alan immediately
became the most popular chauffeur
when he purchased penelope. al
was constantly using his car, either
to pick up the topics, to transport
the tsna, or to take the swimming
team to practice, as chagiga head,
he helped create two of the best
shows in years, alan will give up a
profitable career in hotel waiting
for college as he takes his auto-
mobile to buffalo.
alan and his camera seemed al-
most ubiquitous as he photo-
graphed every aspect of school life
for the elchanite and the topics,
his most amazing feat was helping
convince sam levine to shell out
$200 for a darkroom, where alan
spent most of his senior year, alan
will take the darkroom with him
to bedford and ave. h. next year.
finding ample time during the fall
term to recreate the bulletin,
harold was also editor-in-chief of
the review, dialect and focus, al-
most having an answer to every
french question, he entertained his
classmates with his antics as well
as being a charter member of
frankel's forum, harold will leave
the g.o. office for cooper union
next year where he will major in
the fine arts.
jay's most noteworthy achievement in his
four years of talmud was bringing 57
dollars for israel to r. cohen so he could
pass gemorah. a j.v. alumnus, jay spent
most of his time honing his skills in the
backyard, however, he always had time
to go to the movies with stan and gomez
if the opportunity knocked, jay plans to
continue playing ball and smiling at cuny
gomez, whose ardor for the hoop did not cease even
after he broke his leg at it while cutting harry's class,
was a valuable asset to both the yugar-cheering and
teacher-breaking squads, a learner from way back,
gomez made it really big in his senior year in the rock's
class, a spring term ath-mgr., gary will leave bta for be.
shutterbug par excellence, bob was
photography editor of everything,
a member of the dunedain, he
spent as much time fixing the
buzzers as he did pushing them,
bob showed his versatility by head-
ing the audio-visual and newspaper
squads, his knowledge — obscure
and practical — should be a great
asset to him when he goes to the
manager of the yugars, noah had a
wide range of duties from ordering
buses to defending us against the
outrages of bill schecter and bill
wiener, the controversies in which
he became embroiled taught him
to be quick on his feet, which
proved useful to him as captain of
the cindermen. noah will get on
the right track next year in
a math and science man, arnie
astounded everyone by never
coming to berkowitz's class,
rounding out his abilities by
excelling on the yuclids, he was
one of looie's fervent followers,
scoring phenomenally high on the
regents scholarship test, arnie will
major in bio-chemistry in b'klyn.
manny who holds the honored
position of being the first of us
to receive his very own draft
card, was one of jack's poli sci
scholars, the only one to get 100
on the american history regents,
he was the manager of both the
softball and chess and checker
teams, after four trying years at
bta, manny, who will major in
poli sci at yeshiva, is not sure
himself how to pronounce his
arriving from mirrer as a junior, steve drew
the attention of the student body and suspi-
cion of the tsna by ordering rings for the
seniors, an enthusiastic pool shark, steve
hopes to avoid the eight ball next year in
dis liddle piggy went to market
gary amazed us all with his frantic and moving dance
interpretations at our chagigas. one of moe's favorite
clowns, he was the only one ever to be able to lose his
sight one period a day for two weeks, gary will ad-
vance his terpsichorean talents next year at bar-ilan.
one of our fervent b'nei akivaniks,
ira busied himself by playing soc-
cer for the yusox and football for
the lawn football movement, ira
will take with him the relevant
education he received to israel,
where he will collect eggs and
shovel manure on hach.
eli, who came from the wilds of
torah vodaas to bta in our junior
year, astounded moe with his
memorization of several master-
pieces by victor hugo. his well-
known ability helped him become
rock's t and 1 boy. elliott will major
in math or physics in technion in
mark, who displayed an amazing
amount of scholarship in both
gemorah and math, was one of
the few students in bta to learn
during chazarah and to under-
stand looie. a true yeshiva bochur,
mark will nonetheless go on to y.u.
a cheerful attitude won herb many
friends in bta. captain of the yusox,
herbie led the soccer team to vic-
tory, he was one of the few who
made arista in his junior year,
herbie will travel uptown in the
fall to major in the sciences.
a serious scholar in tosefot and cal-
culus, sam succeeded in both club 202
and looie's class, nonetheless, he found
time to help edit the hakol and head
the glee club, sam will take his golden
voice to yu where he'll major in biology
ezra, whose immense knowledge of
history proved an enormous asset
for him scholastically, also suc-
ceeded in becoming one of the
dunedain's starting four on the
h.s. bowl team, manager of j.v.
basketball, ezra should "manage"
to succeed at belkinsville this fall.
a far rockaway commuter, dave
was always willing to lend his
car for clandestine trips to staten
island, when not dragging a car-
load of seniors around, dave served
as photography editor of the
elchanite, and breastroker for the
aquamen. we wish dave success
in his unending search for parking
space when he attends brooklyn
neither rain, now snow, nor sleet,
could prevent moishe from a game
of football on the lawn, one of the
sages of club 202, marv found
ample time to compile the yugar.
captain of the yuballs, marv will
trade bats for books next year at
mo is he smilovicz
making the journey over the much
trodden road from boro park to
bta, moishe, manager of the soft-
ball team, also found time for the
track team, the soccer team, the
glee club, and other sundry teams,
moishe will learn how to get into
everybody's mouth as he majors in
pre-dentistry up at y.u.
when not demonstrating at the
soviet mission with betar, sssj, or
jdl, dave spent his time scoring
goals in the locker room, next year
dave will remove his hockey stick
from ta and get the puck out of
here when he journeys to brooklyn
there i was on forty yard line . . . tacklers all around me!
mosh, one of looie's geniuses,
spent much of his senior year
waiting for waldo to get 20 points,
an all-round student, being one of
the cindermen's speedsters and
also a merit letter winner, he was
often plagued with cries of moe's
"moshael, you are absent-minded",
moshael, an expert in undershirts,
will continue his studies in y.u.
fastest freestyler in the east,
mickey ably led the aquamen.
g.o. sec'y-treas., he also
busied himself as i.y. repre-
sentative and activities editor
of the elchanite. mick was
noted for his head of hair,
becoming one of the reb's
favorite targets, mickey will
exchange stopwatch for slide-
rule, as he majors in math in
the only senior with a motorcycle,
dave could always be seen giving
his friends free rides, a karate
expert and aquaman, "dave pity"
became a pretty good man with the
cue stick, going to b'klyn next
year, bronson shouldn't find it too
hard getting a parking space for
simeon, who possessed moe's fa-
vorite name, became noted for
cutting his soph year and going to
israel. however, he so missed the
cheerful yuhsb atmosphere that he
decided to return, a sojourn in
jack's a. p. paradise often caused
him to regret his return, simeon
will leave ta for good to go uptown.
morris, a mirrer immigrant, proved
that french homework could be
done anywhere, a member of s.d.'s
"silent majority" and jolly jack's
a. p. class, morris could be told
from bucky by his red hair, he
will study pre-law at y.u. next fall.
captain of the yugars, artie was as
good a scorer on his sat's as he
was in basketball, when not shoot-
ing hoops, waldo would always
volunteer for a game of touch
football, surviving a year each
with zuck and tarendash, artie will
take his corner shot to bedford
and ave. h., where he will major in
howie, who really knew how to welcome
the new year in a big way, was generally
known as captain of our triumphant
yugars. munchkin, as he was
called by thousands of mjhsl fans, was
also elchanite activities editor, howie
will take his yugar glory to city next year.
then came radzin
hey, reb, this tea is something else!
andre' who came to ta from the
hebrew institute of boro park, be-
came enmeshed in such diverse ac-
tivities as the chess team, the li-
brary, and the student struggle for
soviet Jewry, a profound scholar,
andre 7 will succeed in buffalo next
year, where he will major in
dav id weiss
mysteriously losing his voice when
moe assigned the french poem,
dovie managed to get a week and
a half extra to study for it. an
a. p. math dropout, he decided to
leave the complexities of calculus
for college, next year, dovie will
go to kerem b'yavneh, where he
will do his thing.
marshall excelled both in the aca-
demic and extra-curricular spheres,
editor-in-chief of the bulletin, fea-
ture editor of the topics, and head
of the library, he also proved an
asset to the debating team, mar-
shals writing ability will work in
his favor as he majors in english
mitch, a notable member of bta's
royal family, was one of the most
successful students academically
and one of the most active extra-
curricularly. possessor of the high-
est average, as well as superlative
sat and merit scores, he was elchy
editor-in-chief, ass. editor of the
topics, iy representative, and a
charter member of frodo's fan club,
mitch will continue to do well
when he studies pre-med uptown.
one of bta's most well-rounded
students, academically as well as
athletically, maish was noted as a
yugar star and as editor-in-chief
of the elchanite. sports editor of
topics, iy representative, softball
captain, member of the h.s.b. team
and possessor of the only yogi
bear nose in existence, honeycomb
amazed everyone with his cutting
ability, trading basketballs for
three marbles and a dead rat, maish
will prove a fine asset to y.u.
cosmo, noted playwright, poet,
novelist, and tolkien society mem-
ber, was also involved in some
respectable activities such as cap-
taining the yuchex and working
for the chagiga and library, zach
will continue writing his pernicious
poetry at buffalo and will eventua-
ally find his way to west hemp-
eli, a crown heights deserter, came
to ta just in time to enjoy our im-
maculate edifice, he quickly became
a distinguished member of garbage,
cuny will be eli's next institute of
arnoM rotter ,
mrtcheli m (Alton
governor's committee award
federation of french alliances award
grand street boys association award
a. s. m. ' -■westingttattse
new ,york state regents scholarship
sheldon aister :
mkha.el bautn ■■■-■■
Jeffrey, bed tick "
■ irxritt bhim
mkhael kramer .
norm an palgon
ezra skolntk '
moshaei , st rdus
andre weiss .
davld weiss ;
mars hall wilen
1. In the beginning g-d created the heaven and the earth, and the earth was
without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of
g-d hovered over the face of the waters, and g-d said, "let there be y.u." and there
was y.u. and g-d saw y.u. that it was good, and g-d said to himself, "self, that's
2. and y.u. lived 20 years and it begat mta. and it came to pass when yu was 9
and 40 years, it conceived once more and begat a second son. and it called the sec-
ond son bta. and yu saw that the brothers were lonely and it prayed to the 1-rd. and
the 1-rd caused yu to conceive once more, and yu begat two daughters, and he called
the daughters central.
3. and yu loved his oldest son mta and he kept him by his side, yea, up in Wash-
ington heights he kept him. and the younger son he sent away from him saying: "go
ye forth in to wilds of brooklyn and settle ye not there, but wander ye forth from
place to place and send your sons unto me/'
4. and bta went out from the presence of yu and dwelt in president street, and yu
sent forth his favorite son to guide the children of bta and to deliver to them the
laws of yu. and the son was called rabbi doctor anz.
5. and anz led his people forth from president street until they reached the little
red schoolhouse on church and bedford, and they dwelt therein many years and
6. and it came to pass that yu sent forth funds unto his children and commanded
anz saying: "get ye forth all thy people, yea even the freshies, and journey to the
land that i have chosen for thee."
7. and, of course, anz obeyed.
A these are the chronicles of the people of anz who came unto him in the year
5727, one score years after the birth of bta. 2. and the children came unto him
saying: "you mean the little red one? on the right?!" for they were freshies, and
they knew not the ways of bta. 3. and they climbed the stairs until they reached
- ^ I the auditorium/shul/lunchroom/hockey rink, and they assembled there in great
I multitudes, yea, all nine and sixty of them, for there they waited in fear and
**^* trembling for the words of anz. 4. for they were freshies and knew not the ways
of bta. 5. and anz spake unto the people, and amidst the roar of microphones
and the shuffling of the papers he said; "i have taken thee from among the multitudes of the ap-
plicants and i have chosen thee to be my own. therefore ye shall keep my covenant and act in the
manner becoming to a yeshiva boy." 6. and all the freshies said, yea, even as in one voice: "we
hear and we shall obey." 7. and anz sent unto the children his administrative assistant, the one
they call Joseph, and Joseph explained and taught the laws of anz to the freshies; and he also
gave out the bus passes and the schedule cards. 8. and the people saw that it was good, for they
were freshies and . . .
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boda bout a b
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butter, she p
ut the better
butter in the
. the better
butter made h
er bitter bat
ter better. . . .
for they were freshies and knew not the ways of bta: ... an administra-
tive assistant in the basement? . . . bennet: here's a problem for you; a man
bought something for 6 dollars and sold it for eight, a) how much did he
buy it for, b) how much did he sell it for . . . cohen: i can double talk about
anything; i'm a rabbi . . . faivy: if a lady gives birth; let's say to a child . . .
fischer: what brocha do you make on lsd in a sugar cube? lerman: tfillath
haderach . . . ollie tells us that we are equal to junior super garbage . . .
blank: about my report on the soviet army, i called the embassy on their
unlisted number, and now there is this big guy following me around . . .
willie: davies stand up. davies sit down, i just want to see if you are alive
. . . batman comes to bta . . . enters strum's class in full uniform. . . mr.
merlis, i can't hand in my report, i got stabbed and it went through the re-
port, and then i had to sneeze; and the only thing around was . . . ollie gets
mugged, he walks cautiously into class the next week . . . perkel: bronheim,
put all four of your feet on the floor . . . bennet: alster and aron got eighty — forty apiece . . . goldman
brings his twin brother into school . . . zinberg leaves the sixty nine because he found it too easy . . .
lerman: pretter, pretter, pretter . . . pretter: what? what? what? . . . merlis: either somebody talked or
that was a deep belch, which reminds me of the story of the guy who drank six pepsis and burped seven
up . . . leitman: . . . um . . . oh . . . well . . . skip it . . . lerman: good question . . . yoc: i am always
late because i teach in the yeshiva university high school for non-boys . . . willie: fries, baby . . . ruben-
heim: who's absent? . . . class: zinberg! . . . bronheim: rabbi rubenfeld, do you know how to multiply?
. . . rubenheim: of course, i have six kids . . . ollie: aron, get out from mine class, and close the win-
dow behind vou . . .
willie: wolfson, shut up and get away from the window . . . yoc: i
don't want to paskin for you, but if you do it, you're chayav kares . . .
strum: the next voice i hear will be that of somebody not taking the
test . . . lerman: alster, do you understand it . . . alster: yes reb . . .
lerman: goodie, goodie gumdrops . . . harry: feig, stop looking out of
the window . . . feig: but i can't be, it's a frosted window . . . harry:
ni dammit . . . roomers begin to circulate that we will join the non-
boys next fall . . . the boilers break and we open the windows . . . ollie:
you are all a bunch of maniacs, you all need a psychiatrists . . . perkel:
well boys, i see by my watch that we have three months of school left
. . . yoc: rrrrrrrrrrronnnnni ssssimch chchchchchchchchchaaaaaa,/.
krrrrrahhhhh es hachchchchchchchchumashshsh . . . perkel: over the
passover holidays i want you boys to grow some bread mold . . . mer-
lis: i remember the time me and connie hawkins held off the entire
boys high with one pinkie ... we all go to see the mets at west point
. . . blum: oh my g-d, we can't leave; we left klavenstein behind ... we
just ran him over . . . kramer: oh my g-d poor algernon ... he later
nearly defeats wolfson for president . . . maish chases batman all over
the school . . . lerman: leitman what are you running for? leitman: my
life! . . . rubenheim: pass, i want you to write me a report . . . pass: on
what subject? rubenheim: oh on anything that interests me. pass:
what interests you? . . . rubenheim: sex . . . lebowitz: camptown races
sing this song doodah doodah . . . korn: this here is the gym, i expect
you boys to report here every week for calisthenics . . . where is' the
gym? ... we experience our first dope raids . . .
polka dots and pinstripes invade the school . . . willie: wolfson,
are you talking again? . . . lebowitz: ouhn sprrinngggfieelllddd
moouunnntaaiaiain . . . merlis: of course i'm good in sports, i'm a
Spanish athlete . . . rotter: of course, mr. merlis, you sure know how
to throw the bull . . . rosenberg brings a playboy into the school . . .
rosenberg: playboy is a very intellectual magazine, and the articles
aren't bad either ... he also explains the various appellations for
the oldest profession in the world ... we time ollie and he breaks
the record — 46 "vats" in a minute ... the other 14 seconds were
spent puffing on a cigarette . . . palgon supplies yoc's fund with
$6,369 (unofficial estimate) . . . roth proves to dardac that the 1902
tzarist ruple is worth .54 cents and not the half a penny as dardac
claimed ... the freshman year ends as yarmush cuts his 96 period
of general science . . .
are the accounts of tl , Mginz as they journeyed forth from their home in the
little red schoolhouse into the new, modern, and spacious quarters across the street
f rom n bc studios. (2) and up from the basement rose Joseph, for anz saideth unto him:
"gather ye thine college catalogues and bringeth them unto me and settle ye there, by
my side, yea, even in mine own office." and Joseph obeyed. (3) and all the people re-
joiced as they came upon the new and modern building, but as they entered they found
", that it was central and they said: "you mean it's the ugly one on the left?" for they
were sophomores and did not yet know the ways of bta. (4) and anz spake unto his peo-
^ pie and commanded them saying: "look ye not upon the non-boys next door for they
are an abomination unto me. and tread ye not on the grass, nor shall ye smoke it, for
it is holy unto kalish. and remember; this is a nice clean building so keep it clean and act in the manner
becoming to a yeshiva boy. (5) and they travelled down to the lunchroom/auditorium/locker room/
hockey rink and they saw the pillars there, and they said, one man unto the other, yea, even as in one
voice; "yecccchhhh!" (6) and it came to pass that the people wandered forth from the building and they
searched, far and wide, for the hoops they inquired. But their quest was for naught, for they were not to
play basketball in the new and modern building, and it was then that they discovered that the lunchroom
/auditorium/locker room/hockey rink was also the gym ... in their new and modern quarters. (7) and
so the people gathered in the bathrooms, but lo, the bathrooms were empty of paper. (8) and they de-
parted from the bathrooms, even as in one great sigh, and rushed for the staircases, but they found there
was but one staircase, and the people fell upon one another and cried unto the leader anz. (9) and anz
pacified the people saying: from this moment on ye shall have three minutes in between each class, not
two as before, and ye shall be known as the people of yuhsb. (10) and all the people rejoiced, for they
were sophomores and still did riot know the ways of bta.
for they were sophomores and . . . we enter the new building and we find the third floor on the first . . .
anz: whoever has the door signs, please slip them under the door of the g.o. office ... we move next door
to the girls . . . lerman: do they have a school next door, or do they just fool around . . . perl: may i
leave the room? . . . archie: no, you went last month . . . berkowitz: here on this planet we have plenty
of carbon dioxide and water^two inexhaustible sources that when combined can form food — and all we
can get is seltzer . . . banner: please ignore the flames outside; this is only a drill . . . archie: a scabrous
personality, a living wart . . . wileri: i have two poems, which should i read? . . . archie: the other one . . .
brand: the liver used to be considered the source of all emotion, now we have a broken heart — then it
was chopped liver . . . schmidman: how much do i hear for this coin? . . . aron: 69 . . . schmidmari: why
is it always 69 . . . greenstein: can i get my book, i left it downstairs? . . . doc: kayn, bnee . . Jacobs:
can i get my book, i left it at home? . . . doc: wait till greenstein comes back and we will all go to-
gether . . . yukolis: how come your sweater is full of chalk? . . . freddie: where? . . . yukolis: where i
just had my hand . . . luber: ok now, paint a still life . . . Jacobs: how about a dead man? . . . luber: no
self portraits . . . lerman: how many kids wear tzitzis? all right, how many bench? how about asher
yatzar? — ok, how many believe in g-d? . . . miro: if you get one more negative, you will be
for three days definitely, possibly two, maybe one . . . metzger: obviously . . . strum: the i
hear will be that of somebody not taking the test . . . who's absent, besides fischer? . . . fiscl
here! . . . yukolis: what'd you do, take a bath? i couldn't smell you . . . walking into berko\
daniel boone and cindy adams caressed daniel boone's baby's arm (arm?) . . . vel: greenste
done? . . . freddie: no, i haven't finished cheating yet . . . we realize that we are walking o
ground that rudolph valentino walked on . . . batman disappears and winds up in los angele
rumored that he was filming a certain space show in hollywood ...
vel: Jacobs, when you're finished with wilen's
paper, please hand it in . . . berkowitz hands out
papers and we start to cheat, he tells us that this
is pavlovian instinct . . . berkowitz: you know,
like with the dog . . . willy: wolfson shut up . . .
alarm put up between bta and central . . . alarm
broken between bta and central . . . korn decides
to teach gym ... he then changes his mind . . .
lerman: i'm in a bad mood; my daughter is sick
. . . insell: i hope she feels better . . . lerman:
don't get wise, she's only two — now my other
daughter, she's three . . . doors between bta and
central locked . . . the doors are broken . . .
archie: what's fettered mean? is that what comes
off" chickens? . . . lerman: i've got a lot on my
mind; i guess i need a haircut, put that in your
diary, abe . . . yukolis: familiarize yourselves
with chaucer, cervantes, and fischer . . . pass:
how do you spell fischer? . . . yukolis: d-o-p-e . . .
farkas: hey, reb, say quack, quack . . . two foot
freshie walks in with cut sheet . . . rubenheim: i
didn't know they had a headstart program in this
school . . . lerman: money isn't important to me,
only health . . . adler: is that why you work here?
. . . goldman brings tuning fork into the lab . . .
berkowitz: funny, it doesn't sound like the bell
. . . seeds of the tolkien society planted, we go to
Philadelphia . . . blum, banner, fischer, bedrick,
kramer, zlotnick, and wolfson become the seven
and crown klavenstein the king . . . p.j.: my
throat hurts . . . metzger: here's a band aid . . .
kramer: mr. berkowitz, when is the midterm? . . .
berkowitz: why? . . . kramer: because we're hav-
ing a test that day . . . berkowitz: which test? . . .
kramer: biology . . . berkowitz: ok, in that case,
i'll change it to monday . . . windows on doors
between bta and central painted over . . . paint on
windows scratched off . . . lerman: zlotnick, shut
up or i'll send you to a convent . . . banner, blum,
and zlotnick write "twiddler of the thumbs", little
did they know . . . greenstein: archibald! . . .
archie: scum of the earth . . . miro: i'll give you a
zero mit anz's pen; it's a good pen . . . archie:
where's pass? . . wilen: he's dead . . . radzin: he's
got lung cancer . . . kaufman: he's pregnant . . .
archie: pass really gets around, doesn't he . . .
lerman: (to freshie with the cut sheet) don't you
know who blum is? he always looks like he al-
ways comes late . . . farkas: i got a splinter in my
hand . . . perl: send him to dr. zuroff . . . Jacobs:
i'm not fat; it's my clothes . . . strum: boys, you
definitely will not have me next year . . .
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months passed, and once again the people of anz gathered at the portals in the tunnel un-
|4||^ derneath the arch. (2) and anz spake unto them saying: now time has come and ye shall
ill : I become upperclassmen in the eyes o( yuhsb. and i want you to remember that this is a
^**W%1 yeshiva and i want you all to act in the manner becoming to a yeshiva boy. (3) and now
#P that ye are upperclassmen, ye shall be allowed to have many choices: ye may choose
chemistry, or ye may not choose chemistry, ye may choose a. p. math, or ye may not choose it. ye may
choose french, or ye may not choose french. but ye shall have french, for such are the ways of bta. (4)
and all the people knew that it was so. (5) and anz sent unto his people a frenchman, and they called the
frenchman moe. (6) and moe spake unto the people saying: you must do mah homework everyday —
neatly, underlined in red, or else i will rip it. and if you will not bring it, you will have to bring me a note
from the rabbi, in a sealed envelope, always remember: ah am just a little bit smart, but in that little
bit, there is a lot. (7) and as the people sat with the rulers and red pens, they couldn't believe that it was
and all the people knew that it was so: zlotnick
walks into the room leaving door open . . . rosen-
thal: zlotnick, how would you like to close the
door . . . cosmo: no thanks, i don't smoke . . .
wolfson: monsieur, can i go to the bathroom? . . .
moe: i do not allow you to leave the room only
if it is an emergency, is it an emergency? . . .
mitch: no . . . moe: in that case, you may go . . .
zuck: you know what they say — the larger the
animal, the smaller the brain . . . moe: a friend of
my friend is my friend, you have learned algebra?
(writes on board: + + = + = friend of my friend is
my friend; +-=- = friend of my enemy is my
enemy; — = + = the enemy of my enemy is my
friend;) is this not logical? . . . durchin; and then
there are men who fool around with women . . .
kaufman: wha, wha, wha? . . . durchin: and i
thought you vere sleeping . . . moe: do you know
how to tell if a canary is a male or a female? if
he sings, he's a she . . . louie: write this down, if
i have to tell you again, i won't . . . moe: saul fischer, what is your first name . . . zuck sits down and
says: i've been known to sit this way for seven days . . . bedrick: anybody else would die of starvation
. . . strum: well hello boys, i really didn't want to have you this year but . . . metzger: (to kid reading)
read slower, they have to finish their french homework . . . zuck: i'm getting angry, and when i get an-
gry i throw acid . . . louie: a hyperbola keeps getting closer and closer to the asymptote, but never
reaches it. that's how come they call it hyperbola . . . rosenthal: bronheim, tell us what thoreau says
here . . . harold: he says, that a man should be able to count all his affairs on the toes and fingers on his
hand . . . louie: i hope that your problem is that you can't express yourself, because if you can express
yourself, you have a problem . . . cosmo: well, nobody's perfect . . . strum: well, i wouldn't say that no-
body's perfect; i look in the mirror occasionally . . . skolnik shouts out . . . zuck: what is the matter?
. . . skolnik: i don't know, it just doesn't register in my brain . . . zuck: it would help if you had a cere-
brum, it's hard to concentrate with only a medulla and a spinal cord . . .
BURTON " ZUCKEWAN
louie: that's enough, in fact it's more than enough,
and i believe that more than enough is enough is
enough . . . metzger: the nation today is imbued with
middle-class values, such as doctor, lawyer, indian
chief . . . louie to fred: soon you'll even be able to
figure it out . . . greenstein: but reb, you're the
teacher . . . louie: you'll be able to figure it out, and
not only are you not a teacher, but your not even a
student . . . moe: i am the highest marker in the
school, in regards to french . . . strum: now here's a
date that you should all remember, i usually don't
ask dates, but this one is exceptionally important
and you should remember it. write just one sentence
about it. it is fifteen . . . well . . . umm . . . rosenthal:
terrific . . . zuck tells us about fio: you see, when
you go to med school, the first thing they send you
to is anatomy lab. and as you go up in the elevator,
the smell gets stronger and stronger, then when you
get to the tenth floor — there are 500 cadavers star-
ing you in the face, and in the middle of the room
there is this teacher dr. butcher, really, no kidding,
that was his name, and we had this little old lady
named fio . . . moe: all the compound tenses are in
the past, except the future . . . louie to fred: fred, if
you kept your two cents to yourself, you'd be rich
by now . . . moe: when mah son the boy he wants
some money, he flatters me and ah can detect it. ah
ask him; boy, how much money do you want, and if
it is not too much, a few cents, ah give it to him . . .
tolkien society grows, it slowly infiltrates and gets
ready to take over the school, klavenstein runs for
president again and loses, tsna gets rejected by the
g.o. . . . tsk, tsk, tsk . . . klavenstein courier begins
circulation ... we go to hershey and patronize a
nice little howard Johnson's . . . zuck reenacts creep-
ing crud experiment . . . greenstein gets down on his
knees and begs . . . louie: a hyperbola keeps getting
closer to the axis, but never touches it . . . kramer:
how close? . . . louie: even closer than that. . . . zuck:
who gives you a haircut, schoss, roto-rooter? . . .
louie: education is trying to knock abstract ideas
into concrete heads . . . zuck: i have this excellent
weight — weight problem . . . strum: i definitely will
not be having you next year. . . .
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the summer passed, the time came and the people gathered for the fourth time to hear the words
of their beloved leader anz. (2) and anz spake unto them saying: gentlemen, just because it is your
last year in the yeshiva university high school in brooklyn for boys, it doesn't mean that you
should not take it seriously. (3) and all the people laughed, for by now they had come to know the
ways of bta. (4) and anz angered and the words issued forth from his mouth and he said: from this
time on ye shall be known as seniors, for ye are an abomination in the eyes of yuhsb. (5) and the
seniors spewed forth, yea, up to the fourth floor they spewed, even into the senior lounge, for there
was enshrined the pool table. (6) and all the seniors played with their sticks and balls on the table
(^r livEI until a voice thundered upon them: How dare ye cut classes to play in the lounge, ye have tried my
patience much too long, and to punish thee i will confiscate all your balls and sticks, close the
lounge, and ye shall all go uptown, to y.u. (7) but the seniors did not wish to go to y.u., and they transgressed the
words of anz, and they applied to harvard, yale, Columbia, and buffalo. (8) then spake strum: boys, boys, do you really
think that you'll make all those colleges? i don't see why you should bother filling out those applications, why waste
my time and your money. (9) and try as they may, the seniors could not throw off the yolk. (10) and all the people
of anz would go to yu, except those who went to brooklyn and they sighed and said to one another: at least we'll be
getting away from him. (11) for they were seniors and were getting sick and tired of the ways of bta.
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ye shall be known as seniors: . . . louie: the a. p. test
has two parts this year — part one and part two . . .
pretter: i nominate mr. frank for vice president . . .
smilowitz: what's his last name? . . . mr. metzger:
please read chapters one and two, and then pages 34
through 46, oh, by the way, what course is this? . . .
kaufman: mr. marshal, your lesson was asinine today . . .
moe: i'm glad you liked it . . . rabbi frankel's rule of
thumb: you can only learn from listening, you can't
learn from talking, i'll tell you why — if you know what
you're talking about, you know it already, if you don't
know what you're talking about, you certainly can't
learn anything from it . . . rock (to alster): you are suf-
fering from oral diarrhea, take some oral kaopectate . . .
fischer walks in late: kramer will be coming up in a
minute . . . metzger: don't threaten me . . . louie: this is
one of the few days you're all here, that is, (points to
greenstein) if you can count him all here . . . tarendash
(to pretter): it's amazing how they can fit the brain of a
peanut in something so large . . . feig reads the ancient myth of syphilis and how he rolled the stone up the hill, in
frank's class . . . moe: all the cities in france do not take an article, except some . . . cosmo smokes his glasses in
poli-sci . . . louie: please be quiet! or shut up. either one . . . rock (to alster): are you thinking about money or beth?
. . . pretter (to rabbi frankel): good morning, reb . . . rabbi frankel stares at him. pretter: boker tov, reb . . . rabbi
frankel: i appreciate the translation . . .
... we have strum again . . . strum: i really didn't want to have you
again . . . tarendash: how would you do this one? . . . pretter: you erect
a perpendicular . . . hilly: oh, erect your own perpendicular . . . blum gets
elected president . . . tsna finally gets approved by g.o. . . . rock (to alster):
man to man, how can she stand you? . . . louie: (to greenstein): i don't want to
say it to you — that you could brighten up a room just by leaving it — so i won't
tell you . . . but if you take a hint, i won't mind . . . moe: pretter, you are
going to be sent home yesterday . . . the janitor walks into r.y.'s class, r.y.: eh,
he is a conscious arbiter . . . harry: he is a conscientious worker, you mean
. . . r.y.: how do you say it: . . . harry: conscientious . . . r.y.: sis, awright, ehr
vaist oich nicht . . . pretter: reb, can i go to the bathroom? . . . rabbi frankel: at
least you know where you belong . . . rock (to alster) you sound much
better when you are quiet . . . louie: we have now reached an understand-
ing of limits ... or rather the limit of our understanding . . . computer
teacher: the rental of a computer is about 1/50 the purchase price, that
means, a machine renting for $130,000 a month would cost about a million
and a half . . . greenstein: do you get a 2 percent discount? . . . teacher:
yes, if you pay cash . . . cosmo brings in a laugh box . . . louie: actually,
this is very interesting ... it would be even more interesting if you
understood it ... 3 am, march 19 — passy, jerry, chicky, cosmo, and harold
make a pilgrimage to the shrine in philly . . . louie (to fred): shut your f-
mouth — i didn't have time to stick in the rest of the word . . . and what-
ever he guesses it to be — he's right! . . . alster: transfer me out of the
class . . . rock: you'll go to rabbi frankel . . . alster: why? . . . rock: let
him suffer too . . . jj: may i leave the room? frank: no . . . jj: but i have to go
in somebody's period . . . frank: go in the next period then . . . jj: but, i
don't have a next period ... we decide to vote on jj; he has to go out of the
room . . . jj goes out, we vote on it, and vote it down, it turns into a riot,
surrounded by a roomful of screaming kids, frank says: now let's discuss this
seriously . . . after jj returns, we inform him that he can't leave . . .
greenstein talks in class, louie throws eraser at him. greenstein: it's two for
a quarter, reb . . . rock (to alster): you are here, but it's still not a pigsty . . .
moe: if you memorize the poem, it is ok, if you don't still it is ok, but it
means a definite failure in January . . . louie: i'll tell you, e =2.71828 . . .
and i'll tell you something else! natural log of x = log x to the base e! this
doesn't apply to us, but i like to overwhelm you with these facts . . .
louie: part II questions of the ap test i have from 1958 on. part I questions
are secret, so i only have a few . . . rock chants: dust to dust! earth to
earth! go to the bathroom . . . louie: you understand the first method, and
you probably don't understand the second method, but if you do under-
stand it, you will next have the problem of when you use one and when the
other, the answer is sometimes . . . rock: peace . . . strum: boys, i definitely,
repeat, definitely, absolutely, positively, without a shadow of a doubt will not
have you next term . . . i hope . . . and so to bed.
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the tolkien society of the new age was founded on may 28, 1968
in Philadelphia at independence hall by king algernon jehestlegard
klavanstein with the purpose of spreading elvish and numenoreon
lore, in its spare time it sponsored the fencing team, the committee
of march 25, and the industrial workers of the world organizing
t.s.n.a. arose from the underground when it got irwin blum elected
g.o. president on a tolkien ticket, an increasing number of junior and
sophomore members should insure the t.s.n.a.'s continued existence
in bta while the "Philadelphia seven" move on to contaminate hu-
with the increasing conflicts in the mid-
dle east, bta seniors felt it imperative to
help out. after rigorous training in cycle
riding and fighting techniques, the volun-
teers were incorporated into the army as
the 69th motorcycle unit, nicknamed the
"yusangels", the unit played an integral
role in the defense of the southern border,
it is rumored in Jerusalem that next fall
the "yusangels" will kidnap nasser.
this winter saw the conceivement of a new
team, the yupoles. consisting of several sturdy-
seniors, the skiing team braved the wrath of the
slopes and rabbi zuroff in order to hold weekly
practices at mt. gitchegoomy. the yupoles, im-
proving immensely, hope to enter in world-wide
competition next season.
under the tutelage of colonel ricardo korno-
telli, the yudrags have become an expert group
of drivers, practicing every sat. night and Sunday,
the yudraggers were victorious in the world-
renowned meet — staten island run. captain alan
victorio passodretti, in his famous penelope, set
a national record in the monticello grand prix.
special thanks to the pitcrews.
left to right: standing; dave small, allan pelikow, dave kerschen, yussie halpern, marshall wilen, michael kramer, robert roth, mitchell wolfson, hillel lich-
tenstein, sam moskowitz. joe blank, alan pass, maish yarmush, harold bronheim, sealed; irwin blum. dov cohen, howard weinrib, mickey svei, saul fischer,
right: gary radzin, alan pass, dov cohen, arnie
sam schoss, harry dym, dave kerschen.
el, boris bel-
left to right: back row; shimie palgon, barney google.
sealed; kibby koo, moish benjamini, from row; barry
hollander. howie levine.
left to right: ronnie beckermus, zachary
taylor. norman gold, jody yarmush.
left to right: front row; demosthenes Schwartz, ima sleep,
boris krupa, gabby hershkowitz, back row: peco mandel,
left to right: top; solomon pretter, dore svei,
bottom; l.s.mft, meatball Steinberg, booga
left to right: front row; hasta logatz, allan
hofTman, eddy ollech, back row; yehuda char-
lap, shimmie palgon, allan weiss.
left to right: top row; jay perl, lvan ginsberg. bottom
row;)oe blank, burl blass, sam moskowitz.
left to right: mike baum, vice-president
stan adler, president, mickey svei
the function of the g.o. is to co-ordinate the various student activities
in bta. consisting of two representatives from each class, the general
organization met bimonthly on thursday nights to pass bills and set
the fall term's g.o. executive council was headed by president Stanley
adler. an active president, stan brought about the addition of a pool
table and a ping pong table to the student lounge, his eloquence in debate
with rabbi zuroff also managed to gain various extra days off for the
student body, in all this he was ably aided by vice-president michael
baum and secretary treasurer mickey svei.
in february the spring term executive council took over under the
leadership of president irwin blum. elected as a candidate of the tolkien
society irwin proved loyal to the cause and supported all pro-elvish leg-
islation, his meetings were both controversial and lengthy sometimes
almost exceeding an hour, blum also became the first school president
to make use of the presidential veto, despite (or because of) this despotic
(or enlightened) general attitude things still were done, sharing the credit
for the finest g.o. in school history with blum were vice-president louie
davies and secretary-treasurer david fisch. may the days of glory return,
go. faculty advisor, mr. Joseph strum, should be complimented for
. i J in time, counsel, and patience that he gave the g.o.
left to right: dave fisch, secretary treas-
urer, irwin blum, president, louis davies,
mr. Joseph strum
formed in order to promote and organize inter-
school functions and competition among several of
the yeshiva high schools in the metropolitan area,
the i.y., after the relative inactivity of recent years,
once more began to assert itself as a potent inter-
school force, under the administration of irwin
blum, schedules were made up and distributed for
most activities and plans were even made to res-
urrect the i.y.'s long defunct newspaper, besides
this, blum, a rampant expansionist, declared a
policy of manifest destiny for the i.y. and carried
this through to the point of bringing in a new mem-
ber into the league, this was elizabeth yeshiva
which joins the present membership consisting of
bta, mta, rjj, ycq, flatbush, hili, and ramaz.
guarding bta's interest at the few, but signifi-
cant, meetings were yuhsb's i.y. representatives
mitchell wolfson, martin yarmush, and mickey
left to right: back row; father martin luther yarmush, arnie rotter, mike baum, fred greenstein,
hilly lichtenstein, elliot fishman, abe blank, middle row; mickey svei, mitch wolfson, hairy bronheim,
mike kramer, sam moskowitz, joe blank, howard banner, harry dym, manny ruchelsman, marc han-
fling, bottom row; marty gold, mitch kaufman, herbie Schneider, marty lebinger, hunk hershkowitz,
sam schoss, yussie halpern, waldo weiner, noah rothblatt, marshall wilen.
amid the stormy sea of student unrest, the is-
land of knowledge that is arista remains firmly
rooted, sowing and reaping the seeds of torah
under the guidance of rabbi louis cooper, the
y.u.h.s.b. chapter of the national honor society
has retained and improved its traditional ability
to reach the students through its program, pre-
sided over by michael kramer and mitch kauf-
man, arista has expanded its tutorial capacity,
and now offers aid to any student requiring
the door to the widening cultural and intellec-
tual horizons of new york city and its vicinity
has been opened to members by the society
through its trips and other activities.
left to right: martin lebinger, vice president, mitchell kaufman,
president, arthur weiner, secretary treasurer.
rabbi louis cooper.
top to bottom: michael kramer, president, joe
blank, vice president, sam moskowitz, secretary
strengthening its role as the official school pub-
lication, topics '69-'70 attained a reputable posi-
tion in school affairs, editor-in-chief yussie
halpern, along with associate editors mitch
wolfson and maish yarmush, published 8 issues,
highlighted by popular feature articles, pertinent
editorial comment on world affairs as well as the
campus scene, frequent contributions by the fac-
ulty, and extensive sports analyses on the bas-
ketball team and the importance of athletics in
every student's life.
with the aid and patience of faculty adviser
Joseph brand, the editors have succeeded in pre-
senting a lively and creative newspaper.
bta's sports journal, the yugar diligently
reported all matters of interest concerning
the basketball team, given out at every home
game, the yugar was always up-to-date with
league standings, scoring records, and other
left to right: top row; josh bertram. abe blank, middle row; harry
dym. noah rothblatt, editor-in-chief, bottom row; joe blank, moishe
this year's winner of the lazarus award,
the resurrected bulletin rose from the dead
under the guidance of harold pretter, mi-
chael kramer and marshall wilen. a rather
mediocre complement to the topics, the
mimeographed bulletin ushered in a revo-
lution in b.t.a. journalism, by making
paramount the activities of the central
flat fixing team, we hope next year's staff
will keep the corpse alive.
left to right: top row; alan pass, simeon vogel. arthur weiner.
middle row; mike baum, sam moskowitz. ezra skolnick,
bottom row; irwin blum, marshal wilen, michael kramer.
harold pretter, editors-in-chief.
the spectrum, the school's
science and math publication,
achieved success as an outlet
for yuhsb's science-minded,
under the guidance of editors-
in-chief arnold rotter and
seymour herskovits, the spec-
trum discussed the effects of
science on society, as well as
offering provocative articles
in the full spectrum of the
sciences, its interesting and
informative articles gained it
many future readers.
the hakol, the official re-
ligious publication of
y.u.h.s.b. saw much success
under the guidance of editor
harry dym and co-editors
sam schoss and barry snow,
providing the student body
with interesting articles rang-
ing from Jewish culture to
Jewish philosophy, the hakol
was truly a "voice" of the re-
ligious division of b.t.a.
the review provided a printed
podium for those students with a
literary bent, the first issue dealt
with themes like existentialism
and social morality, the second
was devoted to the lord of the
rings, editors saul fischer and
harold pretter should be congrat-
ulated on jobs well done.
left to right: standing; sam shoss,
fred greenstein, Jeffrey greenstein,
sitting; sam moskowitz, elliot fish-
man, arnie rotter, seymour hersko-
vits, editors-in-chief. morris
left to right: top row; bubbles skolnik,
sam moskowitz, dov cohen, mike kra-
mer, irwin cory, joey blank, bottom
row; cosmo zlotnick, saul fischer, har-
old pretter, editor-in-chief. Jeffrey bed-
left to right: top row; mark schlusselberg, elliot fishman, mor-
ris wargon, martin lebinger, martin hecht, fred greenstein, leslie
braun, paul herskovitz, bottom row; barry snow, harry dym,
editor-in-chief, sam schoss.
"where are the dunedain elessar, elessar?" chants the rhyme,
well, bta's dunedain were up there buzzing away in many a wild
high school bowl game, though their style, set by captains irwin
blum and saul fischer, was at times unorthodox and though
neither guy lombardo nor william tell ever won the heisman
trophies, our neonumenoreons came up with the right answers
more often than not. slaughtering rjj, ycq, and mta, and in turn
being defeated by flatbush, they were one of bta's most success-
on the intramural side h.s. bowl managers irwin blum and
Jeff bedrick kept the t.s.n.a.'s solemn pledge not to lay a crown
of thorns upon the buzzers of bta and not to let the h.s. bowl
system be crucified upon a cross of gold.
left to right: ezra skolnik, howard levine, maish yarmush, saul fischer, irwin
blum, captains, Jeff bedrick. bob roth, Steven zlotnick.
under the able leadership
kaufman, the yuspeaks w
successful against the iy
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left to right; top; alan pass, saul fischer, middle; harris cogan, mike baum,
zakheim, bruce wayne: bottom; marshal wilen, irwin blum. mitchell
an, captain: david fisch
this year our varsity calcu-
lators, the yuclids, managed a
highly successful season in the
interschool math league, cap-
tained by math aces jeff
bedrick and "mad sam" mos-
kowitz and guided by faculty
adviser rabbi louis cooper, the
"whiz kids" proved invincible
in such fields as analytic ge-
ometry, advanced calculus,
and long division.
left to right: top row; t. I. scheinberg. itchy blum,
maish yarmush. mitch wolfson. sam moskowitz.
middle row; elliot fishman. mike baum. howie
abromowitz. dave kerschen. boilom row; arnie rot-
ter, fred greenstein, jeff bedrick. captain, mickey
left to right: back;
andre weiss, alan
pelikow. arnie fries,
manja logatz, from:
joe blank, irwin
blum. jeff neiman.
abe blank, captain.
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left to right: back row: marty gold, ira schaer, jody yarmush,
front row; manny ruchelsman, cosmo zlotnick, captain, jocko
jacobowitz, andre weiss, moshael Strauss, Jeffrey bedrick.
acquiring new books and maga-
zines, the yuhsb english library is
constantly on the move, with special
emphasis on its nystl and reference
sections, it has renewed its expansion
program and taken adequate advan-
tage of its spacious facilities, under
the leadership of y. halpern and m
wilen, and the guidance of faculty ad-
visor mr. r. bassell our library has
played an active role in the develop-
ment of the educational process at
left to right: mr. robert bassel, mar
shal wilen, yussie halpern.
"otzer hasfarim", rabbi
epsteins hebrew library,
provided many valuable aids
for rebbeyim. aside from
talmudical materials, many
philosophical and historical
works were put to good use
by an inquisitive student
rabbi Joseph epstein
left to right: bob dyian. geron-
tius greenstein. abe blank
the lot of the student is
not a happy one, but twice a
year come the chagigas, and
like breaking a car with a
sledgehammer, we let out
our frustrations on stage
with music and humor that
sometimes borders on the
sarcastic, but more often on
under the daring direction
of mike kramer, alan pass,
and co-head harold bron-
heim, the chanukah chagiga
was given a place in history
as the first chagiga with a
musical skit: "twiddler of
the thumbs", written by
banner, blum, zlotnick, and
the tolkien society, a bril-
liant recitation of "maitre
corbeau" by farkas, fischer,
& schlesinger, a horrible re-
turn to vaudeville by wolfson
and kramer, and looie and
the fallafel balls led by
band head looie davies, sup-
plemented the skit.
left to right: top row; moishe slomowitz, rip van pretter.
harry dym, seymour hershkowitz, fred greenstein. dave
stahl, steve Salomon, paul hershkowitz. bottom row:
morris wargon, arthur caruso, ed ames, marc handing,
head, sam schoss, head, martin lebinger, hillel lichten-
the purim chagiga broke all records by selling 200 tickets
on the day of the show itself, made obvious by the innocuous
absence of the glee club and the Rabbi, the chagiga rose to
new heights by staging "duh gansa megillah," b.t.a. style.
on the musical side of the show, fire, earth, air, etc. and
amazingly absurd senior songs were augmented by the al-
truistic appearance of "blue".
many thanks to: abe and joe blank for their artwork;
jerry feig and steve zlotnick for the fine job in obtaining the
food; and mrs. rose kramer (without whose apartment 1035
salami sandwiches could not have been made.)
left to right: alan pass, harold bronheim. michael kra-
left to right: eddy allech. robert roth,
left to right: william leitman, robert roth, big bill
ht: yaakov applebai
under the aegis of sophomore coach
norman ringel, the yugars embarked
on what promised to be the first bta
championship in a millenium.
undaunted, the yugar five began a
long season by routing rjj, but had to
rely on six last minute foul shots to
outdistance mta in the second game,
then, on wed. night, nov. 26. the bta-
hili rivalry was brought to life in the
opponent's gym. it was a tense, see-
saw battle, no team leading by more
than five points at any time, in the
fourth quarter, "shoe" bertram and
hili's jeff rosen vied for a rebound
and came down in a scuffle; bertram
was ejected from the game.
left to right: top row; steve seiderman, maish yarmush, josh bertram. paul merlis, arthur weiner. captain, charlie
orbuch, bottom row; Stanley adler, ira schagara, sol lipschitz, howard weinrib, captain.
during the ensuing argument among
einer, ringel, and the refs, the many
over-excited fans poured out onto the
court, believing that coach ringel had
decided to forfeit the game, when the
court cleared, the game continued, as
the time ticked away neither team
gained the advantage and it seemed
that an overtime would be required,
however, with three seconds left maish
yarmush was fouled and sank the free
throw for a yugar victory.
hili's coach bill weiner, who lost the
?ame on the court, nevertheless, won
3ry over the conference table, he
ted the game on the grounds that
Dertram was ejected hili should
seen awarded a technical foul
the team did not let the
league's decision affect them
as they handily won their next
suddenly the tides turned,
the yugars fell off their high
horse as they lost their final
game of the season to hili.
weiner's boys defeated bta a
second time in a playoff for
in the norman palefski play-
off, the flatbush falcons pulled
off a shocking upset by
defeating our team.
the yugars completed their
frustrated season with an en-
viable record of 12 — 3.
season 's record
***replay of protest
# # norman palefski
the junior varsity, which has
provided the varsity with such stars
as maish yarmush, howie weinrib.
and josh bertam, could not match
past years" performances, never-
theless, under the able coaching of
simon margolis and leadership of
captains joel wolfson and david
menche, the junior yugars won
their last three games to finish
with a respectable record of 5 — 4.
left to right: top row: whitney fichlenbaum. david kaufman. gamal
ben-chaim, sherman shildkraut, middle row: dore svie. mgr.. manja lo-
eatz, harris cogan, michael halpern. harris maslow, pompom pomeranlz,
booster, stewie stern, mgr.: sitting: howie strizower, shloimie genuth,
jerry Joseph, racquel weltz: kneeling: joel wolfson, david menche, cap-
left to right- top row; waiter winchel, bobo aronson, hesh wilner, ug lee duck-
ling lost n. found, shimie palgon, middle row; david kerschen, david small
managers, howard glicksman, manny ruchelsman, joel lowenberg, ira schaer.
noah rothblatt, dovie weiss, moishe smilowicz, seymour herskowitz, neil aron-
son bottom row; david stahl, chicky abramchick, norman palgon, captain
moish benjamini, andre weiss, marc hanfling, kneeling: howie abromowitz
herbie Schneider, captains.
left to right: top row; david small, shloimie genuth, dovie weiss, harry fallik; middle row: marc
hanfling, manager, mike abraham, myron rosenberg, stan adler, paul merlis, moses slomowitz,
captain, spiro bertram, moishe smilovicz, maish yarmush, captain, mitch wolfson, ballboy, artie
weiner, manny ruchelsman, dov cohen, howie weinrib, joel halpern; bottom row; kevin leifer, ira
buckman, gary radzin, michael jonas, manager
left to right: top row; gary schlesinger, dave unterberg,
howie abramowitz, middle row; belly halpern. gary radzin,
elliot fishman, marc aron. joel halpern. bottom row; howie
weinrib, permit perl. Stanley adlerface, captain, dov cohen.
left to right: top row; munchkin weinrib. dov
cohen. gary radzin, bottom row; stan adler.
maish yarmush, captain, jay perl.
math mgrs.— fall— jeff bedrick, spring — sam
athletic mgrs. — spring —
gary radzin, fall — tree-
high school bowl mgrs
— spring — jeff bedrick
fall — irwin blum
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how fortunate are we jews? we are, and always shall be ;
ments of our age. we are and always shall be apart from tl
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our ancestors did thousands of years ago, and just as we shall
a sonnet for penelope
she was the driving spirit to my soul,
like to the night a trilling nightingale,
and succor'd me with automotive dole-
to lift my feet from asphalt's trodden trail.
from van wyck, o'er the belt, and on the thruway,
we first espied the world in which we dwell,
until upon ajourney home from rock'way,
her pistons purred her final kiss farewell.
and now fore'er engraved into my momory,
from carburetor to her bumper's end,
with diamond headlights and a golden chasis,
penelope, my lover and my friend.
though wheels may cease responding to your steerings,
old cars ne'er die, they only lose their bearings.
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2270, where are you?
oh, your crimson stained building
with your black peaked roof
the pigeons that lived there
left all over their proof
the public school doorknobs, opening
to those sky-colored rooms
with those forever cracked walls
just waiting to fall to their dooms
the echoes of the countdowns
that raised the dust off the floor
and loosen the doors off the hinges
just a little more
the sliding closets
with the freshies locked inside
the cries, the shrills, the laughs
coming from outside
rickety desks engraced with autographs
and unforgettable, unmentionable quotes
whenever radiators leaked
we sailed paper boats
instead of fire engines
we have the trains
and lockeroom are all the same
instead of erasmus
we have the opposite sex
now only 1 staircase
(for emergencies an annex)
instead of a concession
we see more of jack
the class of 1970
would like to have 2270 back
by abe & joe blank
the disconcerted mind of m
isee but i cannot feel . . .
i listen but i cannot express . . .
he was driven by a rare madness, digging into the soul itself, the an-
guish of remaining unnoticed by all, tore deep into his flesh.
why was he left out of the joy of life? couldn't they comprehend his
he tried to adapt, but he wasn't accepted, for him being different was
the scourge of life, stifling any possible chance of fulfillment, yet he tried.
why are they laughing? can't they see that they're wrong? shouldn't
they try to help me? is it right for one man to help one another or isn't it?
. . . no, it's every man for himself . . . i'm alone as it has always been,
it's just me and . . . and i seem to be against all of them, but why?
feeling constrained by his own inability he lost all hope of being ini-
tiated into society, tired of trying to piece together the pernicious puzzle
of life, his sense of repulsion grew, the source of his rejection he finally
destroyed, he kills.
by yussie halpern and alan pass
by maish yarmush
men come, muscle men proud of the size of their limbs and the rod
they tote, but are without brow or cranium, scientists, men of learning,
considered by many as the best people — invincible atheists, religious men
define and redefine hypocrisy — usually by self-illustration.
they mingle, and, then, in the strong fire of their released passions,
they acquire an unalterable hate for one another, they fight brutally with
one another and most die.
do they die because their conscience seeks no more to flourish, or do
they die because they were isolated through life in egoism, and egoism
the living remainder, who now must share the same room, when their
armor is removed, come together despite their differences in the ancient
community of dreams and fatigue, everywhere, joy, profit, and de-
it is not, though it may seem so, a description of the outside world
propelled by an orgy of greed and brutality, it is the image of the micro-
cosm which revolves within the bounds of the human frame.
by alan pass and yussie halpern
sunrise, the beginning of a new day.
or is it a new day?
each day is different
in essence, the same.
to live; to belong
confined to a restricted existence
planning, working, pursuing, attaining.
a search for identity
reaching for a reason
a clue explaining why?
a hint at interpretation.
the significance of being
man fulfills himself
yet he doesn't understand.
dependence on the omnipotent
the quest for relevance
seeking to ascribe meaning
to a life of aimlessness.
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a day is the life is merely a fleeting
moment of our lives — it comes and it is
gone, but what has it meant? we have
been brought closer to omniscience, and
we have been brought closer to our
fellow man. but have we achieved a
pinnacle of success?
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