Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-08-28, page 01
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0ffl0JE\O 2==? URONICLE M\\>7 Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over SO Years ^Q\^, LIBRARY, OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1982 VELMA AVE.. CQLS* 0. 43E11 E-XCH VOL. 53 NO. 35 AUGUST 28,1075 - ELUL 21 March Failure Is August Success Over forty-five teenagers of the Beth; Jacob Youth Group, N.CSY Chapter cetehratedkfju.Uid day of activities at Blacklick Woods Park for the Fourteenth Annual Torah Day Program. •From the Talis and Tiphilin Club Services at 8:30 a.m. to the delicious barbeque and kumzitz session at 8:30 p.m: it was a day of study, fun and sports. Under the leadership of Rabbi David Stavsky, and Lori Greenberg, Youth Advisor, Rabbi Nathan Berman of Cleveland and Mike Weisz, NCSY Advisor of Cleveland, the teenagers had an action-packed day which they will long remember. Preparing all of the meals were: Mrs. Ben Grinblatt, Beth Jacob Sisterhood President and Mrs. David Stavsky, assisted by Mrs. Bernard Hirsch. Survey Shows Conservative Congregations Apathetic About Women In Bllinyan Decision By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON (JTA) - What Henry Kissinger did not get from Israel and give to Egypt in March he is getting and giving in August. Unlike his March disaster when Israel refused to concede the Mitle and Gidi Passes and the Abu Rodeis oilfields without a pledge of non-belligerence from Egypt, Kissinger this time has Israel's agreement to retreat without the Egyptian pledge. Five months of pressures and promises from Washington have caused the Rabin govern¬ ment to understand that in the present circumstances of U.S. oil policy and strategic interests, Israel must take second place at least to American appeasement of Egypt. Israel had once in¬ sisted on face-to-face negotiations with the Arabs; then it offered, at U.S. in¬ sistence, to cede to Egypt "a piece of land for a piece of peace," and only a few months ago was prepared to give "a piece of land for a piece of time." But Egyptian , President Sadat, knpwing 'Washington's desire for his By Ben Gallob (Copyright 1975, JTA, Inc.) The controversial 1973 decision to permit women in Conservative congregations to be counted in the minyan' — which continues to roil some Conservative rabbis i- has resulted in "very little ferment and much apathy" in those congregations about the ruling, according to a survey made by the Women's League for Con¬ servative Judaism. Results of the 1974 survey were described in the current issue of the Women's League "Outlook." A questionnaire, devised' to investigate the role "of women in the areas of congregational , ad¬ ministration, education and ritual, was sent to the president of each of. the sisterhoods of the movement's synagogues. Mrs. Jerome Dick, reporting on the findings, declared that 437 sisterhoods, more than half, "a remarkable return,"- had responded.' ■' Mrs. Dick reported that the data showed that some practices providing a significant role for women members ''have been almost universally accepted within •the Conservative movement." Mixed seating is i|an accepted and ex¬ pected situation." A widow or a single woman may become a member of a congregation "with full rights, privileges and responsibilities." The Conservative synagogue religious school "provides not only equal educational opportunities but the same curriculum" for boys and girls, "which leads directly to the fact that Bat Mitzvah has become firmly established, although the mode of observance is varied." While only 21 Conservative congregations were reported to have or have had women presidents, women have been elected to the other most important offices and significant chairmanships in more than two-thirds' of the responding synagogues. Slightly more than a fourth of the responding synagogues do not give husband and wife individual voice and vote but, Mrs. Dick noted, in many synagogues, husband and wife have equal congregational status in a ballot representing a family vote. ^' The poll showed that women are in a position to "influence action' and to guide or initiate policy" on ritual practices in 92 percent of the • responding congregations, through election as officers or ap¬ pointment as chairmen or members of religious or ritual committees, but there nevertheless seemed to be "very little ferment and much apathy in the area of religious ritual," according to Mrs. Dick. As one of the examples, a finding was cited that only 23.8 percent of the respon¬ ding congregations 'count women in a' quorum for a .' (CONTINUED ON PAOE 4) ' friendship, has refused to budge, although he has swayed slightly. While none of the parts of the second stage agreement worked out by Washington with Cairo and Jerusalem has been officially made public here (although part of it has been disclosed in Jerusalem), it is understood Egypt will not press for removal of the United Nations force in the Sinai for a year and perhaps not for three years. How good Sadat's word is can be questioned. He also pledged through Washington on the first stage agreement that Israeli cargoes could transit the Suez Canal. Three months ago the Suez was opened and as far as is known no Israeli cargoes have passed. On its part, the Ford Administration, in a separate agreement with Israel, has pledged to back Israel in international forums where it is being attacked or cast out by the Arab-led bloc in which Egypt has been playing a major role. It has also promised to present to Congress "after the political round has been completed," a program of military and - economic ADL Says Arab Announcement On Volkswagen Is Just A Ploy NEW YORK (JTA) - The Arab Boycott Office an¬ nouncement Aug. 18 that Volkswagen may be removed from the Arab blacklist because it has given "satisfactory" evidence of boycotting Israel was termed by the Anti- Defamation League of .B'nai B'rith "a typical Arab ploy." According to Seymour Graubard, ADL chairman, Volkswagen, one of the largest car-selling agencies in Israel, never violated Arab boycott regulations which prohibit such things as partnerships, plants and patents in Israel, but not sales in that country of finished products manufactured outside., An ADL investigation of - the announcement in Cairo by Arab Boycott commissioner Mohammed Mahgoub revealed that-VW is con¬ tinuing to sell its cars in Israel, Graubard said. This is what the VW public relations director at the company's headquarters in Wolfburg, West' Germany; said in a telephone con¬ versation with Arnold Forster, ADL associate director and general counsel.' The VW official told Forster that the company is negotiating with the- Arab Boycott Office with the obvious purpose of getting itself removed .from the (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) credits and grants, hi ad¬ dition, cosmetic treatment to. make the second stage with¬ drawal more palatable to Israelis is a move to put American civilians in warning stations in the Sinai; support moves for a mixed". Egyptian-Israeli commission to discuss. Sinai differences; and also back action for a buffer force of some kind should the UN presence be removed. These latter measures were leaked to media friendly to -the Administration virtually on the eve of Kissinger's departure for Tel Aviv. To observers here, they looked like palliatives to heal the rising clamor in Israel against the agreement that provides no pledge of peace from Cairo. Significantly, a dozen American Jewish community leaders met with Kissinger for 90 minutes the . day before his departure: Afterwards they reported they would support what the Israeli government ac¬ cepted. Kissinger reportedly told the Jewish leaders that the new accord "would be beneficiartb'Israel. Considering Israel's in- '. ternatiopaL and* financial' circumstances, it was hard for- observers "here to see what alternative the Rabii^ government has but to.ac¬ cept the Kissinger arrangements.' Although it was shocked by Sadat's July 23 remarks that Israel is "a dagger in Egypt's side and to (CONTINUED ON PAGE S) NEW YORK (WNS) — A consumer protection law which benefits kashrut observers has been signed by Gov. Hugh Carey. The law states that only the manufacturer or packer of a product may affix labels certifying kosher or kosher for Passover. The law also requires the label to be securely placed outside the container, or on the product itselfjf it is not packaged. DETROIT (WNS) — Police are investigating two incidents within three weeks of a rash of anti-Semitic graffiti, abusive references to Jews and swastikas .which were painted on the fountain in Grand Circus Park andon several public buildings in the downtown area. The incidents have created anxieties among Jews and embarassment among some non-Jews, according to The Jewish News here. One drugstore owned by two brothers had signs spray-painted on the wall which said "oil yes, Jews no," "jobs yes, Jews no," and "ovens for immoral Jews." There were also a large number of swastikas. LONDON (WNS) — The International Federation of Cotton and Allied Textile Industries (IFCATI) has cancelled its conference due to be held in Bombay in • • November because the .Indian government has refused to admit Israelis,. "We had no choice but to cancel the conference," Tom Normanton, a Conservative MP and IFCATI vice-president, told a news conference. "We- cannot allow this kind of blackmail threat to be put on us," Normanton said the host association, the Indian Cotton Mills Federation, tried unsuccessfully to per¬ suade its government to change its decision.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-08-28|
|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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