Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-03-31, page 01
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OfflOJE U I BRARY , OH 1.0'.' H I-TOR ! CAL SOC4c>n CHRONICLE /Jf W/y Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over to Years VU/\\\ 1 982 VELM/V AVE. CQ'L.3'. OV 43211 EXCH VOL.61 NO. 13 * MARCH 31,1983-NISAN17 II Foundation Sabbath To Be Observed At Temple Israel April 8 Friday, April 8,-at 8 p.m., Temple Israel will observe the annual Foundation Sabbath. Special recognition will be given to those members who have contributed to the Temple's endowment program during the past year. Foundation president Robert A. Glick will present honorary certificates to 27 inductees of the Rabbi's Round Table. Guest speaker will be Troy Feibel, whose foresight and leadership led to the establishment of the Foundation. Feibel is a lifetime member of Temple Israel, having served as its president from 1964-1966. He received the Brotherhood's "Temple Man of the Year" Award in 1965 and is currently a member of the Foundation's Advisory Board. Feibel, a partner in the law firm of Guren, Mer- ritt, Feibel, Sogg and Cohen, is a Temple Life Member. The Foundation Board, of Trustees extend an invitation, to the entire Temple Israel family and friends. Chaim Herzog Elected Israel's Sixth President By Secret Ballot Hebrew School Students Plaee In Bible Contest Four Columbus Hebrew School students (standing, 1. to r.) Carl Wasserman, Steven Kapetansky and Stacy Leemanand (seated) Andrew Hertzoff hold the Certificates For Distinction they received from the National Bible Contest Committee for their participation in the District Bible Contest that was held on March 6. Two of the participants, Steven Kapetansky and Carl Wasserman, the district top winners, advanced and will compete in the National Finals in New York City on May 15. • * The students are Jutbred by Dr. David Salczer ,■ director of CHS (standing right); Professor Jacob Neusner Selected Recipient Of 1983 Distinguished Humanitarian Award The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at the Ohio State University has selected Dr. Jacob Neusner as the recipient of its 1983 Distinguished Humanitarian Award. Dr. Neusner, professor and Ungerleider Distinguished Scholar of Judaic Studies at Brown University, is an authority on the history of Judaism. He has published many works on the Talmud, the Mishnah, the Pharisaic tradition and other Rabbinic texts. : -jft * «*___*.„. sJh_ -t **■* Professor Jacob Neusner His five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia was the first full scale work in over 50 years about the place and conditions that gave rise to the Babylonian Talmud. Other works by Dr. Neusner include a 12-volume History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities and three volumes on 1 The Rabbinic Traditions about the Pharisees before 70. Born in Hartford, Conn., Dr. Neusner studied at Harvard College and Columbia University. He also received training and ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He has served on the Faculties of Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin; Dartmouth College and Br6wn University. In 1974, he was awarded the University Medal for Excellence from Columbia University and has received other honorary degrees and awards from universities in the United States and Europe. A scholar and historian, Professor Neusner has not only devoted his career tore- search and teaching but also to furthering the goals of Jewish Studies programs around the world. He is a founding member of the Association for Jewish Studies; past President of the American Academy of Religion; an active member of the National Council for the Humanities and holder of numerous positions in inter- national religious and Jewish studies associations. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 17, at 8 p.m, at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow. Professor Neusner will speak on "Professors or Curators? Universities or Museums? The Case ofJew~ ish Studies." The community is invited to attend. R.S.V.P. by calling 422-0967. JERUSALEM (JTA) — Chaim Herzog, the Labor Alignment's candidate, was, elected Israel's sixth President by secret ballot in the Knesset last week. His defeat of the coalition candidate, Supreme Court Justice Menachem Elon, by a vote of 61-57, and two abstentions, was a stunning political setback for Premier Menachem Begin's government. Sources within the coalition itself called for the government's resignation because it was clear that Her- zog's victory was the result of defections within the, coalition's Knesset faction. Herzog, who will be sworn into office on May 5, succeeding President Yitzhak Navon, pledged after his election that as President he would strive for greater unity in Israel and would devote himself totally to serving and representing the entire nation regardless of political affiliation. He also expressed his "hope" that "during my term we shall reach peace with our neighbors." Cries Of "Traitor" Although political pundits had predicted a close vote and even the possibility of an upset, it was generally be- eral congregations. He has been active in many inter- faith and community organi- Holocaust Remembrance Day To Be Marked With Service At Agudas Achim Synagogi The Jewish community of Columbus will join together to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) by holding a memorial service on Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Agudas Achim Synagogue, 2767 E. Broad St. Rabbi Abraham Feffer, spiritual leader of Beth EI congregation in Akron, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be "What of the Holocaust, Why of the Holocaust and What Can We Do Today?" Special emphasis will be focused on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising since this April marks the 40th anniversary of the uprising. Rabbi Feffer was one of five representatives sent to Warsaw to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fighting. Born in Poland, Rabbi Feffer is a survivor of both Auschwitz and Dachau. He has published numerous articles on the Holocaust. Rabbi Feffer came to Akron from Canada where 1 he served as rabbi for sev- Rabbi Abraham Feffer zations. Additionally, Rabbi Feffer has taught on the faculty of the Jewish Teachers Seminary and Peoples University in New York City. He has also worked to reunite Jewish children with relatives they were separated from during World War II. The Columbus community (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) lieved that Elon would emerge victorious to become the first Israeli President since Chaim Weizmann not affiliated with the Labor Party. That belief was based on the conviction that Likud MKs felt it was time Israel had a President who was the choice of the governing party, not the; opposition. The coalition musters a total of 64 votes in the Knesset. The margin of Herzog's victory indicated that seven coalition MKs failed to vote for the government's candidate. This brought cries of "traitor" from the Agudat Israel Party which strongly backed Elon, himself an : Orthodox Jew and an authority on religious law. Begin Visibly Shocked Begin was visibly shocked when Knesset Speaker Menachem Savidor announced the results of the vote. He left the Knesset chamber without personally congratulating the victor. But later Begin and Elon separately telephoned Herzog to offer their congratulations and good wishes. The blow to the coalition and to Begin personally was compounded by the fact that this was the second time during a Likud administration that the ruling party failed to elect its own Presidential candidate. Retiring President Navon was a Labor MK before his election five years ago. He had served in the Knesset from 1974-77 when -premier Yitzhak Rabin's Labor-led coalition governed the country. Begin and his coalition floor managers hald a dour post-mortem after the voting. "What happened is very saddening but that is our democracy and now we must congratulate the elected President," Begin said. Most coalition members conceded that it was virtually impossible to find out which of their colleagues defected because of the secret ballot. But at least one Herat MK, David Magen, infuriated by the "betrayal," warned in a radio interview that it would not take long for the truth to be known. There are members of the coalition, he said, who will "now walk with an unclean conscience." Magen added that he thought highly of Herzog personally but the issue was the "trampling" of coalition discipline. Labor Party chairman Shimon Peres was among the first to congratulate Herzog. "This is a great day for the Knesset. The vote was not dictated by party consid erations," he said. Elon, the defeated candidate, told reporters after the vote that he was "proud of the democratic process" and wished every success to the President-elect and his wife, Ora. But coalition chairman Avraham Shapiro of the Agudat Israel, charged that there were seven "traitors" and the coalition will have to be careful in the future to "know whom we are sitting withl" He said, however, that he was a long-time personal friend of Herzog though he voted for Elon who he knew and respected for "over 30 years." Another Agudat Israel Knesset leader, Finance Committee chairman Shlomo Lorincz, urged the government to resign because of defections within its ranks. Education Minister Zevulun Hammer of the National Religious Party, did not rule out the possibility that the election results would impel the government to resign. Although the NRP is opposed to early elections, Hammer said it could not continue to object if the political situation requires it* Herzog, 64, is a former Ambassador to the United (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) Rabbl Samuel Rubenstein Rabbi Rubenstein To Be Honored At Tribute Dinner Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein will be honored at a Tribute Dinner on Sunday, May 15, at the Agudas Achim Synagogue at 6:30 p.m. After having served the Agudas Achim and the Columbus community since June 1949, Rabbi Rubenstein recently retired. The May 15 dinner will afford the congregation and the community the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of his 34 years of spiritual leadership Invitations will be issued shortly.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-03-31|
|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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