Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-02-10, page 01
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^l:,. OfflOJE riH j^ ifjlRONICLE UL\\# Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years \^]/\^ LIBRARY, OHIO H13T0RICAI: WOtf/TY 1982:v^a Mt. ... exoh COLS, ,0* 43£l l VOL. 55 NO. 6 FEBRUARY 10,1977 - SHEVAT 22 Knesset Approves Abortion Bill JERUSALEM (WNS) - v The'Knesset adopted a bill legalizing abortion Jan. 31 over [the strong opposition of the,'religious parties who , called it "murder" and vQwed to overturn it. ~ FeVnitiists in the Knesset, Tnowever, said the bill did not go far enough because it did' , not permit abortion on demand. The bill allows abortion in the early stages of preg¬ nancy if approved _by a ! committee made up of two doctors — one of them' a gynecologist — and a social worker. The committee's approval must be based on such criteria as the birth would injure the emotional or physical health of the mother, the child'may be born with a physical or mental handicap, the mother lives in social conditions where an additional -child may be an undue burden and the mother under }6 or.over "40. ■ ^Orthodox, women who demonstrated .outside the Knesset during the voting began reciting prayers when ' they were' told the bill had passed. Three Aguda MKs immediately introduced bills torescind.the.new.law. •■- -- - Both Ashkenazlc.' Chief Rabbi' Shlotnti "Goren. and Sephardic - Chief Rabbi . Ovadia Yosef condemned ' the -bill. But MK Marsha Freedman said the law was defective because "doctors are still in charge of a women's womb and shecan- not decide for herself.'' Illegal abortions have 30 Senators Sponsor Emigration Measure By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Senate received Jan. 26 "a freedom of emigration" resolution sponsored by 30 Senators. It expresses the concern of 'the American people' over the treatment of Jews and other minorities in', the Soviet Union and" urges. the Soviet government to comply with the Helskinki declaration's human rights^ provision. ' -- ' The resolution was intro-'' duced by Sen. Frank Church (D. Idaha) who said' that - Rep. Toby Moffet (D. Conn) will introduce a similar reso¬ lution in the House where 70 members have already ,exg pressed support for' it.' "The continued harass¬ ment of Soviet Jews and other minorities seeking to reunite with their families makes this resolution imperative," Church told the Senate. Urging Congress to reaffirm its commitment to (CONTINUEDON PAGES) been performed in Israel at the rate of 40,000 - 70,000-a year.- Proponents of legal¬ izing abortion have argued that up to now only women who can afford the high fees for illegal abortions could have them. In New York Feb. 2, the Rabbinical " Alliance attacked the new law as "irresponsible, reprehens¬ ible and highly immoral." The alliance, which claims to represent 500 orthodox rabbis in the US and Canada, said that "it grieves us no end when we realize that this new law will' do us more damage than all the efforts of - the combined Arab nations... It seems cynical and sacreligious that the Jewish State with only three million Jews should now lead the way and show a complete disregard for human life." No Place For High Rollers NEW YORK — Several unidentified players sit at a blackjack table as they participate in a synagogue- sponsored "Las Vegas Day" in New York. Under a new law which became effective Feb. 1 (some groups began prematurely), New York churches, synagogues and charitable organizations are permitted to sponsor casino-type games of chance. But under the rules put together by the state legislature, "Las Vegas Nights" will be no place for high rollers. There will be a $10 limit on bets, the gambler won't know until the end of the night how much he has won and he won't be able to win more than $100 per game. RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO Women's Div. Luncheon Slated As Campaign High Point, Early Reservations Are Suggested Every woman in the Jewish Community of Columbus is invited to attend a special luncheon meeting <in Monday,-Feb. -28-at' 11:30- a,mf at the She'ratoh-Colum: buSjMotor Hotel. A pledge of $100 minimum gift to the.1977 United Jewish Fund Cam¬ paign' is required for attendance. According to Mrs. Gerald Swedlow, chairwoman of the Women's Division, a large attendance is expected-at this function, which will be the highlight of the Divi¬ sion's activities for the current campaign. "We are all excited about this function," stated Mrs.' Swedlow. "We think we have the makings of one of the most outstanding meetings ever held by the Women's Division. We are bringing in the Rev. John Stanley Grauel, who was on the ship Exodus, ' as our guest speaker, and we have an extra special event for our guests that day — a.drawing Mrs. Michael Bloeh ' for a free trip to Israel I'' Co-chairwomen Mrs. Milton Levitin and Mrs. .Michael Bloch are also enthusiastic about the work of their committees for the afternoon. "If the quality of performance by our leader¬ ship is matched by the attendance," they stated, "this will be the largest function of the Women's Division in many years. We have been able to make arrangements with the Sheraton for a special,' reduced-rate parking fee for the day, and we urg£ women to get together in car-pools to' come to th^j^ndieon!-vvhich- will beginaTlT:30a7m." The special drawing for a free trip to Israel will be limited to women who come to the luncheon meeting, according to Mrs. Tehodore Schlonsky, who is in charge of the drawing. "The all- expense-paid mission , to Israel will be valid for a full year," she stated, "and will be part of the United Jewish Appeal National Women's Division Mission tqjsrael's People. "It will include round-trip' (CONTINUEDON PAGE 10) Vance Reaffirms U.S. Policy Of Not Meeting With The PLO WASHINGTON (JTA) - Secretary of State, Cyrus R. Vance, reaffirmed, Jan. 31 long standing United States policy regarding the Palestine Liberation Organi¬ zation by saying neither he' nor any US. designated offi¬ cial will meet with the terrorist group under present circumstances. "It is difficult to see how progress can be made," on the Palestine question^ Vance said, since thePLO up to this point has refused the right of Israel to exist or recognize the framework of UN Security Council Resolu¬ tions 242 and 338. However, he added, "we continue to believe recognition of the legitimate interests of the . Palestinian people will be critical- to any peaceful settlement." Responding to questions at his first news conference at the State Department, Vance said that "there are a number of views among the parties" regarding the Palestinian issue and he ex¬ pected \o discuss .them with _theJVHddle East leaders-on his weeklong trip to Israel "and five Arab countries be¬ ginning FebTR'He hinted he has his own views too but would not reveal them at present. Vance said 1977 is a Vcriti- cal year" in th*^Middle East settlement process since "all parties have indicated will¬ ingness" to proceed promptly to Geneva. "If this is allowed to drag out and we do not proceed then all kinds of disruptive factors may occur." . However, he cautioned, "it Busy addressing invitations for the Women's Division Luncheon scheduled for Monday, February 28 are (left.to right) Bobbie Kohn, Shirley Levy, Libby Geichman and Betty Ziskind. Early reservations are urged for this major function. NEW YORK (WNS) - A majority of 71-6 percent of Americans disapprove of the Arab boycott of US companies that do business with Israel, according to the Louis Harris poll. The poll also finds that a 44-27 percent majority favors legislation to impose tax penalties on companies that comply with the boycott. A 42-29 percent majority favors tougher laws and penalties against those mat comply. NEW YORK (WNS) - Chaim Herzog, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, has decided not to leave his post in order to run for theKnesset in the May 17 election. During a recent visit to Israel he reportedly discussed his possible candidacy with the Labor Party and the Democratic Movement for Change. Herzog said that he felt it would not be "right for me to leave my post, at the UN at this critical stage of serious developments in the Mideast." , ,%■<*. WASHINGTON (WNS) - Jewish member" of Congress were among the leaders of those demanding the resignation or removal of Federal Trade Commissioner Paul Rand Dixon for calling consumer advocate Ralph Nader a "dirty Arab" in a.speech to a business group. Nader is of Lebanese descent. "No individual, appointed or elected to public office, should continue to serve in any position of public trust who has demonstrated such poor judgement and lack of - sensitivity,"Sen. AbrahamRibicoff (D-Conn)said. would be foolhardy" to hold a conference "until the groundwork is thoroughly explored and plans arrived at so there is a realistic chance of a constructive so¬ lution." He declined to suggest a deadline for a con¬ ference date. • (CONTINUEDON PAGE}) Northwestern Prof Claims Holocaust Was Zionist Hoax NEW YORK "(WNS) - • Northwestern University plans no action against , Arthur R. Butz, an electrical' engineering professor at the Evanston, Illinois school, who is the author' of a book that claims -the Nazi slaughter of Jews is a hoax and a Zionist myth, - according to Jack O'Dowd, a spokesman for the university. He said action would only come if Butz violated the rules- of. the : American Association of University - Professors^-' but' -the- - bookr "The Fabrication 6f a Hoax," was not' such- a vio^ lation. i, Raymond W. Mack, the university's provost, issued a statement saying the uni¬ versity agreed with the stu¬ dents and faculty members who,feel that a distotion of well-documented historical facts constituted "a con- ' temptible insult to the dead and the bereaved." Mack noted that "it is a right available to any citizen of the United States under the First Amendment to have his writing published. But, it is a shame when that, right is used to insult survi¬ vors of concentration camps." . - - Butz's book, which is not ' on sale in the U.S., was published in Britain last May. The uproar over' it started recently when North- western's student news¬ paper reported on the book after learning about it in an article in the Jerusalem Post . Butz claims in his book that Zionist leaders invented the -Holocaust to obtain support for a,Jewish state in Palestine. Butz contends that there was no German policy to exterminate Jews and that millions of Jews were not deliberately murdered' in Nazi con¬ centration camps. Many students and faculty members, have. signed -petitions denouncing the book and its author saying the book gave "academic legitimacy .to anti-Semitic propaganda."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-02-10|
|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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