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fe Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over 60 Years ' ■LI BRAKY,- OHIO 'HISTORICAL I98H; VELMA' AVE. OQLS-. QP 4321 1 ■ SCW&I E'XG VOL.66 NO. 36; SEPTEMBER 8,1988-ELUL 26 Devoted (o American and Jewish (deals. 'Forward' Receives Financial Windfall NEW YORK (JTA) - The Jewish Forward, the 91-year-old Yiddish- and English-language newspaper that became a symbol of New York Jewish immigrant life, received a financial shot in the arm recently thanks to a $100 million deal with the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). According to the terms of the planned transaction, SBS has agreed to buy radio station WEVD-FM from The Forward Association, while Forward will acquire the SBS-owned WFAN-AM station. WEVD will then be broadcast on the AM dial, increasing the range for its Yiddish and Jewish cultural.. programming to approximately 2, 720 square miles. WFAN-AM's all-sports format will be heard elsewhere on the AM dial. SBS sweetened the deal for Forward with cash pay? ments that will total approximately $70 million over the next seven-and-a-half years, according to Forward. The station swap also includes land for a transmitter site and facilities that could total an additional $20 to $30 million. In addition to increasing the range of WEVD, according to Harold Ostroff, general manager of The Foward Association, the deal with SBS '!will also enable the newspaper, The Jewish Forward, to upgrade and modernize the newspaper plant and improve its newspaper content." Pending. approval of the deal with the Federal Com- munication Commission, WEVD will be heard at 1050 on the AM dial. The Jewish Forward, formerly The Jewish Daily Foward, now operates as a weekly. Challahs Available At Jewish Center Challahs, for the New Year, will be available from the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center Senior Adult Department. They will be for sale in the Center lobby on Friday, Sept. 9, from 8:30-11 a.m.. and on Sunday, Sept. 11 from lCVnoon. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 91 Italians To Sponsor Palestinian Kids ROME (JTA)—Italian celebrities, town councils and businesses are intending to participate in a two-year program under which 1,000 Palestinian children in Israeli-administered territories will become long distance foster children of Italian sponsors. According to the published reports, the sponsors will each pay $80 a month toward support of a child. The money is to be deposited in an Italian bank which is linked with a bank in Jerusalem. U.S. Decides Not To Appeal Ruling Barring The Closing Of PLO Mission lite Chtroniele »W*WMWi—««»Wllllllllilill Illlllllillllllllll ''" '&■■'< ('■■ ' -■ M The Federation »*•> **» *$ AilftifeCeuter.,<,-.'//. „:, ,18,1% CtamV^f-'n'/f..','. .,'.,♦ 4 M. IW^emfmiu*W,', ~4,- *,4? tiamtk$i#te,r4. ':i,K. .7.- U IiM|diHolyd»y SmeUmv^'M Soviets Release Holocaust Files - In Agreement With U.S. Council WASHINGTON (JTA) — As part of a July 29 agreement with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, the Soviet Union is allowing Westerners for the first time to duplicate its Holocaust archives. The council estimates that the Soviet archives could contain more than a third of all existing Holocaust-related materials, including documents on Nazi actions taken against the 2.5 million Jews in what are now the Soviet republics of Ukraine, Moldavia, Byelorussia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as the rest of the Soviet Union. W. Germany To Change Aid To Territories BONN (JTA) — West Germany is studying the possibility of channeling its economic assistance to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through independent Palestinian institutions, a spokesman for the Ministry of Economic Cooperation here said last week. Up to now, West Germany has channeled its assistance to the territories — held by Israel since 1967 — either directly through Jordan or in consent with Jordanian officials. In the last 20 years, Bonn assisted the territories with $23.9 million worth of economic aid. Jordan annuallyxe- ceives about $26.5 million worth of financial and technical assistance from West Germany. "-:'.'■• WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Reagan administration has decided not to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling in June barring the closing of the Palestine Liberation Organization's observer mission to the United Nations, Initial reaction from Jewish groups was mixed, with some expressing dismay and others greeting the decision with equanimity. In a statement released last week, the Justice Department said, "On balance, the interests of the United States are best served by not appealing." It said that it is the administration's "normal policy to appeal adverse district court decisions of this kind." But it went on to say that closing the mission in any event would be contrary to U.S. treaty obligations, especially "in light of foreign policy considerations, including the U.S. role as host of the United Nations organization." The announcement was made as the 60-day period during which the United States was given an oppor tunity to file an appeal ex- pries. Judge Edmund Pal- mieri of the US. District Court in New York' ruled June 28 that closing the mission would violate the 1947 U.N. Headquarters Agreement. That treaty prevents host nations from closing the U.N. missions of member states. Palmieri said the treaty leaves no doubt that the United States is obligated "to refrain from impairing the function" of the P.O's U.N. mission. The challenge was brought after the PLO ignored Justice Department orders to close the office by March 21 under the 1987 Anti-ZTer- rorism Act. That law, which helped lead to the closure of the PLO's Washington information office, was adopted by Congress late last year and signed by President Reagan Dec. 22. "TJie administration will continue to oppose efforts to reopen the PLO information office in Washington," the Justice Department said, Monday. While the State Depart- Rabbi Ciner Elected To Board Of Ethics, Economics Council Rabbi Alan G. Ciner, spiritual leader of the Agudas Achim Synagogue, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Council for the Study of Ethics and Economics. Paul M. M[inus, professor of Church History at the Methodist Theological School, is the president of the Council, whose mission is to search for a viable economic ethic. "The CouncU for the Study of Ethics and Economics has arisen as part of a new movement of conscience," according to Professor Minus. "It is an association of leaders in business, religion, education and the professions committed to exploring and clarifying the ethical dimensions of economic issues and to discerning the implications of the Jewish and Christian ethical traditions for economic life. ' 'Through meetings of members, public programs, the participation of nationally recognized leaders and publications on the theme 'The Future of Columbus : Balancing Economic Growth and Human Benefits,' the Council will focus the light of serious ethical thought on issues of pressing concern to the community," declared Dr. Minus. . Rabbi Ciner came \o Cp-K i < aUltibtlaliOtfilrttrfir^^^i Since arriving, he has instituted innovative programs of prayer, study and spirituality at the Agudas Achim Rabbi Alan Ciner Synagogue. Rabbi Ciner led a group of teenagers and adults from Columbus in the Salute to Israel Parade held in New York, the first time that a group from the Midwest had participated in this major event. Since coming to Columbus, he has appeared on television and radio. He has lectured extensively, his field of expertise being the relevance of Halachic and Philosophical Judaism to the spirituality of the times. He presented a paper at a symposium sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University entitled "American Orthodox Juda- ,w« :.^sJtofiS&&tfrfai; Rabbi Ciner addressed the Rabbinic Alumni of Yeshiva University at their annual conference held in October 1985. In 1984, Rabbi Ciner was chosen to represent the Columbus Jewish Federation on the UJA Rabbinic Cabinet Community Mission to Poland and to Israel. While abroad, Rabbi Ciner studied Jewish cultural life and social services in contrasting communities. Several articles written by Rabbi Ciner have appeared in the Ohio Jewish Chronicle. Additionally, Rabbi Ciner's sermon entitled "Significant Sounds" was published in the "Orchard," a compendium of sermonic material. At the request of the UJA, Rabbi Ciner prepared a booklet about Yom Kippur which was distributed nationally to the young leadership of the United Jewish Appeal. Rabbi Ciner wrote an article entitled "A Still, Faint Voice," for the September 5747 High Holy Day issue of Amit Woman. Currently, Rabbi Ciner is serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the UJA National Rabbinic Cabinet. At their conference held in Boston in December 1985, he addressed the group on the theme "Relevant : .wwfc*Rolf?;; Hp,jMMv, 4ervieff*W presidebt'dMlteV Columbus Board of Rabbis and was named chaplain of the Central Ohio Region for the Boy Scouts of America. He serves on the Board of the OSU Hillel Foundation, the National Rabbinic Cabinet of (CONTINUED ON PAGE 14) ment agreed with Congress that the administration had the right to close the Washington office, it argued that Congress was unaware of U.S. treaty obligations when it ordered the U.N. Mission closed as well. The Justice Department argued conversely, that Congress' intent was unambiguous. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Rabbi Abraham Elbaz Named CTA Director Of Judaic Studies Rabbi Dr. Henoch Millen, headmaster at Torah Academy, announced the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Elbaz to serve as director of Judaic Studies, kindergarten through eighth grade. Born in Meknes, Morocco, Rabbi Elbaz is fluent in Hebrew, Arabic and French. After attending high school in Morocco, Rabbi Elbaz studied at Yeshivah Messilat Yesharim in France where he earned a B.A. in education and continued there with post graduate work in Judaic studies. After emigrating to the United States, Rabbi Elbaz received post graduate ordination in Talmudic studies at the Mirrer Yeshiva in New York City. He furthered his education with a degree in management and administration from the United College of Business. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) ll^nllflk Begins at Sundown, Sunday, Sept. 11 'Monday, Sept. 12 & Tuesday, Sept. 13 Tishrei 1 &2 5749 May You and Your Family Be Blessed With A Year Of Peace, Prosperity, Health & Happiness * The Staff of the OJC * -,•, -Jto ^9^^^HU?^^ ^Pt. ii & 13,, . i.jj \ . . -■, * , tt ■■ * * •-; , J- , f 1 _ . -. 4 a>',r. i \ \ j. ■■ * ■„■ ,t i. d. ...,. .t. t. *..£ ....A.— '«*. All 77.i!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1988-09-08|
|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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