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April 24, 1959 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-04-24

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THE DETROIT JEWIS H N EWS—Friday, April

Allied Jewish Campaign—Major 'Rallying Point
for All Who Aid Their Fellow-Men Retain Dignity

By MAX M. FISHER
President,
Jewish Welfare Federation
"Let all who are hungry
come and eat!"
The Jews of Detroit express
this traditional hospitality of-
the Passover Seder in terms of
day through the benefi-
OL'
ciaries of the Allied Jewish
Campaign and the agencies of
the Jewish Welfare Federation.
As we observe the Passover
holiday and review the Hag-
gadah, there will be occasion
to pause and think of the
long struggle of our people
for freedom. It willbe an occa-
sion as well to consider the
real meaning of freedom for
the Jews whom Moses led
out of bondage in Egypt as
well as for our fellow Jews in
all parts of the world today.
It is appropriate that Pass-
over comes during the height
of the Allied Jewish Campaign.
The campaign serves as a
modern symbol of the con-
tinuous struggle of our people,
and of all enlightened people,
for their rights as free men in
a free world.
The campaign is a rallying
point for all groups and indi-
viduals who believe that their
fellow Jews should have the
same opportunities for a life
of dignity and decency as we
ourselves enjoy. The organized
communities of America, acting
in concert in behalf of the
United Jewish Appeal, are, in
a very significant way, paying
their respects to the spirit of
Passover which required the
unity of the Jews enslaved
by Pharaoh in a mighty and
courageous effort to strike out
for a better life.
In 1959, through the Allied

Golden to Address
Windsor Bnai Brith
Installation May 3

HARRY GOLDEN

Harry Golden, humorist and
author of the best seller, "Only
in America," will be the guest
speaker at the installation dance
of the Windsor Lodge No. 1011,
Bnai Brith, on Sunday, May 3,
8 p.m., in the Windsor JeWish
Community Center, 1641 Ouel-
lette.
Dancing to the -m u sic of
Mickey Woolf, a buffet supper
and a bar will round out the
evening. Tickets are available,
at $3.50 per person.

MAX M. FISHER

society and its setting in a
world power struggle has its
own versions of oppression.
For the Jews who have been
able • to leave Romania and
other parts of the world where
they were denied the right to a
free life as Jews,: -the• cam-
paign is an instrument through
which they are helped . to join
the Exodus to the Promised.
Land of Israel. For the aged
in our own community, the
campaign provides freedom
from loneliness and the health
and welfare services which are
the rights • of people in our
civilization. For the young, our-
Campaign provides the free-
dom from the slavery of ignor-
ance by bringing the enlight-
ment of education regarding
our great tradition through the
communal Jewish education

Jewish Campaign, our efforts
to provide a self-respecting life
for Jews everywhere are a
twentieth century . expression of
the ideals of Passover. The cur-
rent symbol of bondage is no
longer oppression by a Pharaoh
or the lash of a slave driver's
whip. Our complex industrial

programs.
We have learned well that
the struggle for freedom from
slavery is not won by a single
blow but that it Is a continu-
ous responsibility faced by each
succeeding generation and in
each succeeding year. It in-
cludes programs for the expan-
sion of civil rights, for fuller

cultural opportunities, for as-
sistance in personal adjustment
to the cast-offs of our society,
for health - services to the. sick,
jobs and retraining for the un-
employed . and shelter for the
homeless. It means .recogni-
tion of the fact - that when any
of our people are in need the
security of all of us is threat-
ened.
The Jews of Detroit have
demonstrated that they have
learned the lesson of Passover
by their generous participation
in the vast worldwide network
of services which we support
together - in the Allied Jewish
Campaign. Many of us will be
sitting down at our Seder
tables after months of organiz-
ing and working to assure the
drive's success. The Passover
message will inspire us to fin-
ish the job with full respect
for the needs of 1959. When
we "eat" of our abundance we
shall avail ourselves of the
great opportunity to share our

bounty for the physical, ma-
terial and spiritual develop-
ment of ourselves and our
fellow Jews here in Detroit
and everywhere.
As the campaign heads for
its official closing date on May
4, we have reason to believe
that its record of achievement
will be another demonstration
of our continuous concern for
freedom. Success can be as-
sured only by everyone doing
his part, giving and working
with a deep devotion and un-
derstanding. The task is clear-
ly defined' and rooted in our
Passover tradition.

Women Can Seek Office

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)
Mikveh Israel Synagogue, the
Spanish - Portuguese Congrega-
tion established here in 1740,
has voted unanimously to
amend its constitution to elimi-
nate a restriction that only men
could be officers.

S

Loss of 10 Votes Will Cost Mapai
Leadership, Herut Deputy Declares

NEW YORK, (AJP) — The
loss of a mere ten votes for
Mapai duting the forthcoming
Israeli November elections will
assure a governmental victory
for an opposition coalition led
by the second largest party in
Israel, Herut.
This was the definite view
expressed by Arieh Ben-Eliezer,
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset,
who is currently visiting the
United States following a tour
of Europe and Canada.
Ben-Eliezer's remarks were
made at a press conference
arranged for Yiddish, English-
Jewish and Israeli newsmen at
a luncheon held here this week.
The Herut party leader was
emphatic in stating that a
change in government at this
time would prove of great
benefit to the nation as a whole,
both internally and externally.
As for foreign policy, Ben-
Eliezer declared that Israel is
the only state in the world
which does not belong to any
regional group of nations such
as NATO and Bandung. This
condition, he said, is the basis
of Israel's current difficulties.
Replying to a question on the
forthcoming elections, Ben-
Eliezer said that the current
relations between Herut and the
General Zionists and the re-
ligious groups are very good
and that some form of coalition
arrangement is within the
realm of possibility. He added,
however, that "the door is open
to all other parties ready to
work for a national liberation
program."
As for the Arab world,
Israel's Deputy Speaker ex-
pressed the view that, despite
Nasser's present troubles, the
Egyptian dictator still remained
Israel's greatest threat and
danger.
"The latest outburst of Nas-
ser," he stressed, "serves: 1.

"From bondage into freedom," the
symbolic motto of Passover, is per-
petuated in the American ideal that
"eternal vigilance is the price of
liberty." May these rules continue to
guide mankind towards the perpetua-
tion of all causes for freedom.

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ARIEH BEN ELIEZER

to cover his failures in Lebanon,
Jordan, Iraq and the Sudan;
2. to protest against Khrush-
chev for backing out on his
promise to recognize Nasser as
the sole Arab leader, and 3. to
try to enlist again the support
of the U.S. and other Western
-powers to his schemes.
"But," added Ben-Eliezer,
"Nasser is no longer a free
agent. His arms are Russian;
his aviation and submarine
fleet has been supplied by the
Soviets; his army is infiltrated
by Egyptian officers."
* *

Fear Mapai Defeat Will
Bring Non-Socialist Front

NEW YORK, (AJP) — The
Zionist Information Service
Bulletin reports in a Tel Aviv
dispatch that Pinhas Lavon,
general secretary of the His-
tadrut, expressed the fear re-
cently that the defeat of Mapai
in the coming elections would
be identical with the ascend-
ancy of the non-Socialist parties
in Israel—the General Zionists,
Herut and the Religious bloc.
Lavon made this statement at
an election meeting.

Wappy 3) assover to

6ntire Community

Once again we rejoice in our freedoms .

Again we commemorate the Festival of Lib-

erty with gratitude for the blessings inherent

in our Americanism and for the great in-

heritance that goes with the Passover . .

On this Festival of Freedom, we rededicate

ourselves anew to the ideals of justice and

liberty for all humanity.

Mr.

and Mrs.

Abe

?asle

and gamil y

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