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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-05-01

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Spring Cleaning


commencing with issue of July 20, 1951
Incorporating the Detroit Jewish Chronicle


Member American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, Michigan Press Association, National

every Friday by The Jewish News Publishing Co., 17100 West Seven Mile Road, Detroit 35.
VE 8-9364.
$5 Aug.
a year.
as second
class matter
6, Foreign
1942 at $6.
Post Offic,.., Detroit, Mich. under act of Congress of March

■ ), 1871


Editor and Publisher


Advertising Manager

Circulation Manager


City Editor

Sabbath Scriptural Selections
twenty-fourth day of Nisan, 5719, the following Scriptural

This Sabbath, the
will be read in our synagogues:
Pentateuchal portion, Ahare, Lev. 16:1-18:30. Prophetical.

Lir* Benshen, Friday, May 1, 7:15 p.m.

VOL. XXXV, No. 9

Page Four


portion, Ezek. 22:1-16.

May 1, 1959

Only a Week-End Left for Real Action

Detroit's 1959 Allied Jewish Cam-
paign comes to a close on Monday
evening, at the dinner meeting to be
addressed by one of world Jewry's most
distinguished leaders, Dr. Abba Hillel
The event assumes great signifi-
cance. It will be elevated to a high de-
gree by the appearance of a great orator
and a brilliant interpreter of Jewish life
— the eminent guest speaker — and will
symbolize the effectiveness of the current
drive for more than 50 important causes,
overseas, national and local, including
aid to Israel and support of all our im-
portant local agencies.
Only a week-end remains for the
hundreds of capaign workers to complete
the great humanitarian task 'of aiding the
needy, of resettling the dispossessed, of
assuring uninterrupted support for De-
troit's aged and ailing and our commun-
ity schools.
Much is yet to be attained during

the remaining few days of the campaign.
Many- contributors are yet to be seen,
some who have given must increase their
first gifts and an unfinished job must be
assured of success.
It is urgent that those who have not
been approached by volunteer solicitors
should send in their pledges to the office
of the Allied Jewish Campaign and that
the workers should devote the coming
few days to making the drive a success.
We must remember, as the 1959
drive draws to a close, that all of us,
jointly, form our community, and that no
one should separate himself from the
community if there is to be a loyalty to
traditions and to human obligations.
Time is of the essence, and great
causes call upon us not to squander the
days and the energies needed for the
attainment of a great goal. Let us make
every minute count during this week-
end, so that the 1959 Allied Jewish Cam-
paign may truly emerge successful.

Runes Exposes Anti-Semitic
Diatribes of Karl Marx

Karl Marx's comments on the "Jewish question" have been
kept out of many of his published works. The anti-Semitic rant-
ings of Karl Marx have been available to readers in Soviet Russia,
but not to the English readers.
For the first time, the unexpurgated anti-Jewish comments -
by Marx now are available in a translation from the original Ger-
man in "A World Without Jews," published by Philosophical
Library (15 E. 40th, N. Y. 16).
An introduction by Dagobert D. Runes, who edited this
little volume, exposes "the evil odor of anti-Semitism" in Karl
the last two decades, and the Jewish book- Marx's
Dr. Runes likens the Father of Socialism to Hitler and
shelf was greatly enriched by the books quotes
the following from his essays on the Jews, in proof of
issued by JPS, under the guidance of its his contention
that Karl Marx was an anti-Semite:
Marx wrote: "Money is the zealous one God of Israel, beside
Dr. Grayzel also has earned the which no other God may stand . . • The God of the Jews has
gratitude of English-speaking Jewries for become secularized and is now a worldly God. The bill of
his own books — the authoritative one- exchange is the Jew's real God . . . What is the object of the
volume "History of the Jews" and "The Jew's worship in this world? Usury. What is his worldly
Church and the Jews in the 13th Cen- God? Dr.
Runes quotes other examples of Marxian Jew-baiting
tury," as well as by the scores of en- and declares
that "the identification of Judaism with usury and
lightening articles which have appeared exploitation of
the. masses, combined with an alleged secret
in many scholarly magazines.
plan of the Jews with headquarters in Jerusalem, to dominate
His dedicated services to JPS are the rest of the world has been, and still is the platform of polit-
in reality activities in behalf of book ical anti-Semitism."
Explaining his attitude "towards this man who was him-
lovers and of students of all aspects of
Jew," Dr. Ruhes writes.
Jewish life. All of us, in the English- self a "In
middle of the 19th century, • anti-Semitism was
speaking Jewish communities which bene- mainly a the
religious and social, not a racial issue, and among
fit from JPS's creative works, are indebt- converts such as Karl Marx are to be found vitriolic enemies
ed to Dr. Grayzel for all he is doing to of Judaism. The convert as a tool in the hands of professional
raise the standards of Jewish book pub- Jew baiters is to be found as early as the Middle Ages in the
lishing. We join in greeting him on his person of the Jew Pfefferkorn who assisted in attempts
20th anniversary with JPS and in wishing to put Jewish sacred literature to the torch. And little more
him all the blessings he has earned in than ten years ago in the Soviet Union, the Jew Elya
his lifetime of unselfish work as rabbi, led the attack against Jewish writers as being cosmopolitan,
non-patriotic and Zionist. This he did at the grave of almost
author and editor.
800 Yiddish poets, writers and novelists who had been executed
at the behest of Stalin.
"Karl Marx was not only born a Jew; he came from a
rabbinical family. His father Heschel Marx accepted Christian-
ity in 1816 in order to practice law in Russian territory. Like
There are many evidences of good many converts, Marx found it necessary all his life to justify
s, an d the mass conversion of his family by attacks against his blood
will between Arabs and the Israelis
it is difficult to understand why the brothers."
Defending the Zionist idea, Dr. Runes proves that Socialists
statesmen of the world, who have the
strong United Nations weapons at their who followed the Marxian teachings and Communists have been
disposal, are not taking more effective responsible for bigoted opposition to the movement and have
harm to Jewry.
steps towards amity. Even the manipula- propagated
"Marxism may have failed in many of its postulates and
tions of the Soviet leaders, who have man- prognostications, but its anti-Semitism lives on unabated," Dr.
aged not only to fan the fires of hatred Runes declares. "It is indeed possible that these terrorist prac-
between Arabs and Jews but also to dis- tices may succeed where the Roman soldateska of Titus and the
rupt peace among Arab states, should not pyres of Torquemada failed, namely, to bring to reality the
be permitted to stand in the way of sin- sanguinary dream of Karl Marx—a world without Jews."

Dr. Solomon Grayzel and the JPS

The 71st annual meeting of the
Jewish Publication Society of America
will be marked by recognition to be
accorded Dr. Solomon Grayzel, on the
occasion of his completion of 20 years
of service as the society's editor.
This honor,. to a very able scholar,
is worthy of note by the entire American
Jewish - community and, indeed, by all
English-speaking Jewries which have
benefited from the JPS services.
Only three other editors preceded
Dr. Grayzel—Miss Henrietta Szold, the
founder of Hadassah, who, in 1893, be-
came the JPS editor and translated the
monumental "History of the Jews" by
Heinrich Graetz for publication by the
society; Dr. Benzion Halper, who served
from 1916 to 1924, and Prof. Isaac Husik,
who was the editor from 1924 to 1939.
Since 1939, under the guidance of
Dr. Grayzel, the JPS has witnessed
phenomenal. groWth. A number of out-
standing classics have been published in

Optimistic Mid-East Evidences of Peace

In spite of the extention of Arab
plans for the continuation of the eco-
nomic boycott of Israel, .several signs of
peace heartened Israeli leaders and their
friends during the past week.
There were indications, that the Arab
League may consent to direct negotia-
tions with Israel on the Arab refugee
issue. .
Furthermore the Syrian-Israel agree-
malt to start the border demarcations
also indicated that peace was in the offing
and that there are good chances for im-
provements in the relations between the
contending forces in the Middle East.
Another indication of a more realis-
tic approach to the discordant situation
was the prompt apology made by the
Jordanian delegation to the Israel-Jordan
Mixed Armistice Commission for the
murder of an Israeli night watchman at
Ramat Rachel.
In view of these developments, why
is there such hesitancy in United Na-
tions quarters to press for direct talks
between Israel ad her neighbors to effect
a peace settlement?

cere negotiations to end the state of war
in the Middle East.
But. for reasons that are difficult to
comprehend — possibly they are matters
of expediency—United Nations leaders
are the least active in peace efforts.
On the other hand, the Israeli lead-
ers never cease in their quest for peace,
and remain optimistic that good relations
will be established among the Semitic


This is to the good. As long as peace
is continually discussed, we may see it
attained very soon.

Valuable JNF 'Rosh Hodesh Book'

. "Rosh Hodesh Book," a commendable Hebrew work book
for children, compiled and edited by Yitzhak Abrahami, Isaac
Levy and Shmuel Lowensohn, and published by the Jewish
National Fund in England, is being utilized for local schools by
the youth department of the Detroit Jewish National Fund.
Together with an accompanying coloring book, the "Rosh
Hodesh Book" should serve an excellent purpose in teaching our
school children the symbols of the months, the important events
occurring throughout the year, Hebrew terminologies, facts about
great Jewish personalities born during the various months cov-
ered in this book.
The JNF is rendering a great service with its educational
pamphlets for children, and the "Rosh Hodesh Book" is one in
this valuable series.

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