Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-10-18, page 01
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omojEwI JptROMCLE t i : , i i ( • i i liW/f Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over to Years \t/A\\ VOL.62 NO.43 OCTOBER 18,1984-TISHREI22 Devoted to American - and Jowish Ideals I i\lS3ABY> 0H1° HISTORICAL ^OG^JTt coi,^. o, 43311 exch an And Peres Agree To Establish Economic Development Group The Agudas Achim Synagogue, Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center and Congregation Tifereth Israel will sponsor a performance of the Israeli Chassidic Festival on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Agudas Achim. Israeli Chassidic Festival To Perform November 24 The 1984 Israeli Chassidic Festival, with its- song, dance and music is coming to Columbus on Monday, Novi 12, at the Agudas Achim Synagogue at 7:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Agudas Achim Synagogue, Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center and Congregation Tifereth Israel. Each year, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, the Israeli Chassidic Festival is held in Jerusalem. It is a musical competition which draws composers and performers from around the world, - I Among this year's guest artistsl were Cantors Sol Zim, Martin Davidson and Linda Rich from the United States; Simon Spiro from Great Britain; Colin Scb> chat from South Africa; Ralph Levitan from Denmark; and Raaya Mehemna from Morocco. Israel was represented by David Ul- man, Duo Reim, David Fisher and the Sella Group. The winning songs of the 1984 Israeli Chassidic Festival were: "Barchi Nafshi," sung by David Fisher; "Bote B'Shalom," sung by the Duo Reim, and "Ahavti," sung by David Ulman. And now, the Israeli Chassidic Festivai is coming to Columbus with songs that have been the winners over , the past 16 years, with performers who have become Israel's top entertainers as well as internationally well- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 19) WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Reagan, stressing the United States commitment to help in "revitalizing the Israeli economy and putting it on the road to sustained recovery," announced last week that he and Premier Shimon Peres have agreed to the establishment of a joint economic development group to cooperate toward achieving this goal. "We have agreed to explore with Israel ways to enhance its growth and development prospects through structural adjustment, increased trade and investment, as well as American aid," Reagan said in a farewell statement in the White House Rose Garden after a two-hour meeting with Peres and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Reagan said that he and Peres have also instructed their negotiators on the Free Trade Area (FTA) between the two countries to reach an agreement within 30 days. The President said this agreement, which he noted was the first FTA between the United States and another country, by expanding Israel's export market, will be important in helping Israel on the way to economic recovery and it will also be a boost for the United States. Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center Will Host Candidates' Night Franklin County voters will have the opportunity to hear candidates for the U.S. House, Ohio House and Senate seats and county commissioners on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 7-10 p.m. at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave. This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the American Association of University Women as well as the Center. A candidates' night allows voters an issue-oriented look at the' candidates in an impartial and non-partisan forum. A panel of media representatives, comprised of Herb Cook, senior editor for Columbus Monthly; Michael Curtin, political reporter for the Columbus Dispatch; Lou Forrest, Channel 10 TV news co-anchor, and Rosemary Kubera, news reporter for WOSU, will question candidates for U.S. House and county commissioner races. This panel will be moderated by Seymour Raiz, managing editor of the Citizen-Journal. Time for audience participation is included, and then voters will break into discussion groups with candidates from their local districts for the Ohio House followed by the Ohio Senate. This event is free and open to the public. Bill Passed To Aid Holocaust Survivors WASHINGTON (JTA) - The House has approved a bill that would eliminate reparations received from West Germany by Holocaust survivors from the income counted to determine eligibility for Social Security payments. Rep. Henry Waxman (D. Cal.) introduced the legislation after a resident in his district, Felicia Grunfeder, was denied Supplemental Security Income (SSI) be- cause_.her reparation payment from West Germany put her annual income $648 over the eligibility level of $1,752. Peres stresses that the new unity government he heads is "determined to tackle our economic difficulties head on." He added that the "support of the President, the United States government and the American people is source of strength and inspiration to all of us." New U.S.-Israel Harmony Cited The Israeli Premier, who met with Reagan previously as the leader of the Israeli opposition, said that his meetings in Washington left him with the belief that "relations between the United States and Israel have reached a new level of harmony and understanding." He expressed the gratitude of all Israelis to "the President, the Congress, and foremost, the people of the United States for the lasting friendship existing between our two peoples and countries." Peres added that "I found in the White House a true friend of Israel who understands her problems and dilemmas, is aware of her difficulties and follows her " efforts to face them." Reagan earlier said he wanted to pay "special tribute to the leadership qualities" of both Peres and Shamir for having "shown courage and determination to put aside partisan politics joining together in a government of national unity to deal with Israel's most pressing problems." Peres noted that "the government of national unity was formed in the united city of Jerusalem in the spirit of the words of prophet Ezekial who said, "I shall give them an undivided heart and a new spirit.'" He said the new government is "united in our confidence in the United States of America ... in our desire for peace ... in our desire to bring our boys back from Lebanon provided that the security of the northern part of Israel will be guaranteed." Reagan also noted Israel's desire to leave Lebanon "The United States stands (CONTINUED ON PAGE 19) On Tuesday, Oct. 9, President Reagan met with Prime Minister Shimon Peres of Israel in the Oval Office at the White House. Pictured with the President is Prime Minister Peres. Orthodox Jewish Organizations Express 'Deep Dismay, Concern' About PBS Program On Judaism Five major Orthodox Jewish organizations issued a joint statement last week expressing "deep dismay and concern" on the airing of the Public Broadcasting System presentation "Heritage: Civilization and the Jews," which is being shown throughout the country by over 270 television stations a series of nine weekly programs which began Oct 1. The presidents of the organizations declared that the production commits "intolerable offense against authentic Jewish belief" and called upon the public to be alert to what the declaration termed a "fundamental error in orientation" in the focus of the presentation. Agudath Israel of America, National Council of Young. Israel, Rabbinical Council of America, Religious Zionists of America and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America declared in the joint pronouncement: "The portrayal in the film of our sacred Torah as a man- authored work incorporating myth and legend, of our faith as a slowly evolved invention, and of G-d-given halacha as a changeable system of law, constitutes a stab at the very heart of Judaism." The Orthodox organizations added that the presentation "meshes opinion with fact in a way that can confuse even the knowledgeable viewer" and warned that the "uninformed and untutored public will be tragically misled." "A presentation of Judaism deriving from a secular historical, cultural, and humanistic viewpoint, no mat- (CONTINUEO ON PAGE 11)' ,1 >1 .v> V- >'•• V-\v.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-10-18|
|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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