Wrong melody

The Jewish Chronicle - - DIARY -

How­ever, I was, like most read­ers, sur­prised and dis­ap­pointed to learn that chicken soup does not pos­sess the ther­a­peu­tic qual­i­ties we had all come to be­lieve. I won­der if re­search is backed up by fact. Does Prof. H. Aman have fig­ures to back up his claims? Or are they all stuck up at the Aha­suerus Re­search and Sci­en­tific En­ter­prises labs. Anna Lowen­stein, Lon­don N10

Daniel Sugarman (JC, March 10), writ­ing about the sig­nif­i­cance of the Hatik­vah, at­tributes the tune to a Ro­ma­nian folk tune. In fact it was com­posed by Czech com­poser Smetana. The Hatik­vah melody is from his Vl­tava (the Moldau river) and is part of the sym­phonic cy­cle Ma Vlast (my home­land).

Melvyn Lip­itch,

Lon­don W14

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