Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1968-04-25, page 01
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Q; !^'50f!^s 1^TH 'S. 2I8T ¦ro ^<:|i^ SIM Servina Ceiumbu^^'Centrar and Southwestern Ohio VUE Vol. 46;,Ne. 17 THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1968-27 NISAN •iilxM Soviet Mission To U.S. Is Called Clumsy Hoax »iii<iiaiiiiii NEW YORK OVNS) After years of stubborn resistance to Jewish efforts to permit contacts between the Jews of the Soviet Union and their fellow Jews abroad, Moscow "has yielded to the blandish¬ ments of the rabidly anti- Zionist AmerlcanCouncllfor Judaism, an organizatloiT with a mbiiscule membership and virtually no following in tfie vast areas of Jewish con- centratlon in the'United This development emerged when the Soviet Embassy In ' WasMngton announced that Itfoscow was sending a "Jew¬ ish religious ^legation" to -the United States at the in¬ vitation and in cooperation with the counciL The dele¬ gation-has not ye| been na¬ med, but is certain to be careflilly screened before it reaches this country. When tt arrives in May it will share rostrums wtth the American Council for Judaism In oo- '(deration withthe SovietEm- bassy. - .THEMOVEis deemed in- Jewish-circles ^ here as an ¦oltylguEi propaganda device ' 'Blnc^ it is apparoit tiiatthe- autfaorltles in the Soviet Un¬ ion who approved the trip are mlndfid of the tact that tile council plays no role in Jewish lifb outside its ad¬ mittedly limited circle of membership. The develop¬ ment is believed to indicate that ther Soviet Union is sen¬ sitive to Jewish criticism from abroad and that it was now hojEdng to utilize the platform of the American Council for Judaism todem- onstrate that its "anti-Zion¬ ist" is not be equated with "anti-Semitism," One Soviet diplomat in' Washington was quoted to have said that the arrange¬ ment for the visit was made because the views of the council coincided.^ with the policies andottjectives of his government. SOME Sources here be¬ lieve the motivation for flie mission stemmed firom ef¬ fort to placate the elements in tlw New Left movement in tMs country who were both critical and confuaedover the Intensification by Moscow of anti-Jewish oolicy ever since tbe Arab-Israel was of last June. The disclosure by the So¬ viet Embassy was watered down bgr ^the council -In a statement in wMch it said ;tiHit;'while tt invited CMef Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscikw td, its fbrthcom- iag'iStb annual ctbference, tt did not rtegotlate wtth "aqy representative of the Soviet Union pertaining to flie in¬ vitation of Rabbi Levin or to any other matter." The council said the Invi¬ tation to Moscow's Chief Rabbi was grounded in "deep concern about the welfare and security of Soviet Jews ,and about their unrestricted right to practice their re¬ ligion." JEWISH groups in the United States who over the ,years have been imploring . the Soviet Union to relent in Jts opposition to wider contacts between Soviet Jews and Jewry abroad viewed the coming of the "religious" mission as a well-planned propaganda device. JDC Answers Polish Charges Samuel L, Haber, Execu¬ tive Vice-Chairman of the Jdnt DlstributionCommJttee last week called Polish ac¬ cusations against the over¬ seas weUare agency "as¬ tounding, particularly be¬ cause of the Polish Ckivem- moit^s recent acknowledge¬ ment of JDC's contrlbutiins and assistance" intfaat coun¬ try. ,Thp acciisatiaiiB against the JDC were carried In "Sztandar ^odych," the / Conununlst yoqfli newspaper in WarEaWt.as reported in Tbe New York Times. Ac- conUng to flie Times, the Polish, newspaper accused the JDC of "having spieidfor Israel and the United Sta¬ tes." "Polandtermbiatedthe group's relief aetivtties at the end of last year because . of this spying." Jews Pay Tribute To Dr. King BY TBUDE B. FELDMAN Chronicle's WMte House Correspondent WASHdlGTON — Here, in the nation's capital, the Jew¬ ish Community joined all peoples in mourning and in paying tribute to the Rev. ]^. Martin Luther King. Rabbis eulogized the late civil rights leader in special sermons onthe Shabbos after his assassination, ft was "Shabbos Ha-Godol" (flie "Great Sabbafl^')--.the Sab¬ bath wMch precedesoPass- over. > . Rabbi Tzvi H'mjiMi, spiritual leader of MoDlgqim- eiy County JewishCiiiiiteun- ity Center, noted ^ that particular Shabbos iDod the potential of becoming an¬ other "Greatf* SabbaUi, be¬ cause tt wastbeSabbathpre- cedlQg President Johnsof s Initial strat^iymeetiiig after Hanoi agreed to discuss peace talks. u HE POINTED out that Dr. King was periiapE^ttiHL most effective bridle HiN^^l^htflie nattoorsi.JncreafilQ^ e st-itjof Americans." "Chasiday Umct Ha-Olom" (righteous at the nations of the world), who have a share in the world to come. Erev Shabbos, Rabbi Mar-' tin S. Halpem, spiritual leader of SHAAREY T'FILOH Coigregation, Sil¬ ver Spring, participated In a special interdenomination¬ al service at the Washington CathedraL. He rpad — both in Hebrew and EngUsh — tsalm 130: "Out o« the defths I have called Thee, O Lord...." and also Psalm 21: "I will lift IIP mine eyes unto tbe mountains...." RABBI Itichard G. Hirsch, Director at Religious Action Center, eulogized Dr. King at a memorial at Washington Hebrew Congregation. He referred to the 39-year-oId fiamed leader as the Moses at tbe Negro People as well as the "Righteous Man at our Generation." -. "Dr. King preached the majestic ideals ct ourhertt- age to the world," he said. "He became our voice, our aymbol, the most Ainerlcan ranged Negro and'-flie wMte community. *'Dr. Kingprod- ded the conscience oCdeiigy- men into translating their Up service for civil rights Into social actlan," he said. RabU Porath isoCthevlew tiiat Dr. King wiU ga^downln Only a few days prior to Ms death. Dr. King and Ms wife, Coretta, were in Wash¬ ington andgave separate In¬ terviews to tMs correspond¬ ent Among several issues dlscusseij^ Dr. King had spiiken ortbethreechaUeqg- try: pov,erty, racismand non-violence. "WE SPEND $50,000 to kiU a Vietcong soldier in Vietnam," he said, "and we only spend $53.00 for each poor person in our own coun¬ try." On flie subject of perse¬ cution of the Jews in the Soviet Udon — vddbb has long concerned Dr. Kiqg ~ lie maintained that their treatment must be the ccn^ cem of every American. "Their human digidly and their fk«edom of religionare at state," he said.' MRS. KING was at the WiUard Hotel, ntere she presided at a conference of WomenTs Uiternational Lea¬ gue For PeaceandFreedom. After the meeting, she voiced her opinion on poverty and racism, and said that the problems ofpoverty and race In America can be linked with the war in Vietnam. As Alls is being writteiv tlie view firom my wbidow is far firom noii-vii&iilnK,"tfaee^ storewlndows - Mi«''4nM|M»^ v>^ «.i ed, heavy looting, aai'B&8,^\r^ burning'down builcBqgs. The locationff Only two blacks fromthe WMte HouselTfaus, ironically. Dr. King, tbe <qpoBtle of non-violence^ Js being martyred again tgr iSiose, vrtio invoke Us name. TMs addstotbesorrowdtthe PARIS (WNS) The Govermnent of Israel has paid i the final instaUment, twenty miUion dollars, for the/ purchase from France two years ago of 50 Mlra supersonic jet fighter bombs''whose delivery halted by Presldent.de Gaulle after the Arab-Isradl war bf last June. Now that fidlpaymenthas been mape under the terms of the contract with the plane i lifacturers, flie Desault Company,^ it is believedlsrael wUl demand delivery or else tate such legal action as it mpy deem necessary. , TEL AVTV (WNS) Former Premier David Ben Gurion, who was to have received the nation's highest award, the Israel Prize, at an Indepoidence Day ceremoqy oil May 14, has said he would neither accept the honor nor pmrfake in tte annual parade. Mr. Ben Gurion gave no reason for rejecting flie invitation, refusing the award and turning down a Ud to deUver the principal address at a festive session of Knesset. SAN FRANCISCO (WNS) President Johnson, in a message to the Jetrish National WetCare IBoard on ^the occasion of its national Mennlal conferoice on AprO 24, lauded the orgaidzatiaa f<£r its "creative particUation in omr domestic effort to build a better aocleiy." In tte message tte President said; "For fifty years your cuttoral, religiaus, educational and recreational programs have lent comfort and inr splration to tte brave Jewlsti men and women serving in our armed forces." JERUSALEM (WNS) Thousands of soldiers and civU¬ ians attended the Seder }n tiie 9nal Desert, tte first to te held there since the IsrafsUtes left Egypt 3,280 years ago. RabU Shlomo Goren^ ddef chaplain oftte IsraeU' armed, forces, officiated at tte eeremongr. A ecoap td 200 visiting children asked flie four 9ies- tions'~ in unison and a chofar of 200 soldiers aaay appropriate hymns and soqgs. NEW YORK (WNS) Tte JewishTheologlcalSeminary has amiStinced microfilming its libraiy^s coUecUpnof' morethan 10^000 rare booksandnuinuscarlpbTtepro- 'ject was begun three months afteir a fire consumed some 70,000 volumes in tte old library on AprU 18 of 1966. Ijio'st oftte books in tte Ubrary were eitter consumed or. badly damaged except tte rare manus- qripts that were tept in a specially bidlt vault. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WNS) The Kansas CHy Jewish Chronicle, local English-Jewish weekly, reported last week on tte basis of a survey it made that Jewish merchiuits and property owners suffered tte heaviest losses in the wave of rioting that swept i&uisas City following flie assassination of Dr. Martin Uither King. However, tte prevaUlngepinionintteJewishcommun- ity is that anti-Semitism was not an important factor in the racial disorders, as evl^tenced by tte fact that neitter Jewish houses of worship nor pubUc buildings owned by Jews bad been damaged. Named Man Of Year In 1967-68 te organized the Adutt Retreat at ZionsviUe under auspices oftte (Hdo VaUey Region oftte UAHC. Tte Brotterbood award as Temple Israel's Man of Tte Year was presentedtoAsher Moser at tte amual dinner meeting on March24,inrec- ognition of devoted leader¬ sUp to tbe Congregation. NMciGer tecame tte first president of tte YoungFoIks Tem^ League and was in charge of the first YouthRe- treat at Cainp ScdianOial in 1936. He has alsci served on the .board of tte National FecliREitlon of Temd&pDUli; rotterhoodaapti^it^ d maay year^m^^ ich te teld m^oy amoes inclniHng that of President in 1961. Tte foUoiring year te received tte comtedLeon J. G9odnian Avrard. Be has served on tte Tem¬ ple Boaridt holdiqs chairr mansMps offln Uster and Promote Catholic Relotions New Yark,,N. Y.—For flie first time in tte Ustory ot American CatteUc-Jewish relations, an order of Rcmian C atholic sisters andaRe^ form jjewlshgroiipteve join- zed foifces to create a series of b^tutes on Judaism tor i^Cj^wlic educators^ Ttesis- ' t^s of Notre Dame de Slon, and" tte Commisslob on In- terfattti Activities of flie Union of American Hebrew Congr%ations have formed a national Joist SteerlngCom- mlttee to fromote flds pro¬ gram at. vaHous history.,as'one oCj^hose, «swMch'n(W,fivp,(H|r,«cqq-;/.< :;y-i. )A«Mt.ifi^j!ftip.cop9J^ Abrajidm Avidar Hadassah Confab Yo Begin ^ Mr. Abraham Avidar, Con¬ sul General (tf, Israel in flie Midwest, WiU bathe guest. speaker at tte AprU 29 eve¬ ningmeeting otflteBadassah Central States ReglonalCon- ference. At flds8p.iii;meet- iBg .at tte Chrl^topliar Inn, Mr. Avidar will speak on "Israel on the eve of her Twentieth Anniversary." TUs meting is^^opentotiie ..^commnnttir as weU as Ha¬ dassah members, their guests and husbands. Following tids meeting, tte Columbus Chapter of Ha^- sah wiU host a reception for Mr. Avidar, delegates and ttese attending tte evening meeting. Mrs. Neal Callif is lil charge. Mr.' Avidar was^ bom in Poland aind latei:< joiiie^ tte Halutzic Pioneerii^' Move¬ ment in Danzig. He sorved for many years as its head; Us main task being to (n:- ganize tte resciH.of Jewish youth by 1^^ and illegal means from Nazi Danzig. In Great Britain durbig World War n te telped ih educating Jewish refugee youth, acted on tehaU of tte Hagsma and organized "fllegal Aliyah" to Palestine., . In 1947 te went to Pal¬ estine, where te joined tte Kibbutz Galed and partici¬ pated in tte War of Libera¬ tion. In tte KiUiutz, Mr. Avidar served in maqy ca¬ pacities, including hiead of tte lObbutz. BIr. Avidar also continued Us studies at tte Hebrew IJniversity and re¬ ceived Us degree with hon¬ ors. • ¦:;• '' In 1958-61 te went on ai diplomatic mission teidnd tte btm Curtain to Poland and Russia. On ids return to Israel, te worked in tte United States Division at flie Ministry of Foreign AfCairs. In 1962, te visttedflieUntted> States and Canada on a go«!d wiU missiod oq behaV of the government of IsraeL He has also seryed as Sudor Consul ' of Israel in New York, in charge of poUtiivllf. affairs. Tte flna|-«e^U|B^loto(te conference w|HiS|p&'heUi^' Tuesday morDfi^^ AgrlTSOl They "WiU begtai wifli an 8:30 ajn. showtaigoftte new Youfli Aliyah<fllm, "Tte Upward Road." TUs WiU te toUowed Igr a 9 ajn.organlzati6 n workshopu An education pleoary, .<.vXCoiitlnKd on PagB'3)Av a I.. i ¦ I •¦¦ V ;¦ 4 •«m^ .e^^.aiMiCih.'iiirj^a.n*!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1968-04-25|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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