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May 29, 1959 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-05-29

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Attitude of
Young Men':
Is 'Jewish
Society' Dead
to Our Youth?


A Weekly Review



of Jewish Events


Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle


Printed in a
100% Union Shop

Book Reviews,


Pages 2, 4, '32

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 35, May 29, 1959 $5.00 Per Year; Single Copy


Bnai Brith Makes $2,400,000
Bonn Restitution Agreement;
braelis Acclaim Convention




Services Sunday Pay
Tribute to War Dead

Graveside services hotiorfng the Detroit community's war
dead will be held at most Jewish cemeteries in the metro-
politan area this Sunday, May 31. Units of the Jewish War
Veterans and the Julius ROsemVald Post of the American
Legion will participate in the annual ceremonies.
Because Memorial Day occurs this year on the Sabbath,
services that are regularly scheduled on that day will not be
held until the following day. Clover Hill Park Cemetery will
have no special services this year.
- The major veterans' service will take place in the military
section of Machpelah Cemetery, Woodward at 81/2 Mile Rd.,
under the auspices of the JWV • Department of Michigan and
the Rosenwald Post, at 11:30 a.m., Sunday.. .
All of the 18 JWV posts in Michigan will be represented
at the services, which will be conducted by Rabbi Morris Adler
and Cantor Hyman J. Adler.
The formal ceremonies will include the presenting of
colors by a special honor guard from JWV and Rosenwald
Post; the sounding of taps by a drum and bugle corps; and the
marking-of each serviceman's grave with an American flag.
The Jewish War Veterans, which joins with other veterans
organizations of the Allied Veterans Council for the Memorial
Day parade, will not participate this year because the day
falls on the Sabbath. The JWV departmental flag, however,
will be carried in the parade by the Catholic War Veterans,
who stated, Our marchers will be proud to carry the Jewish

At 1 p.m., that afternoon, Rosenwald Post will hold a
service in the soldiers section of Chesecl. shel Emes Cemetery,
with Rabbi Israel Flam officiating. Members of the Rosenwald
Post, who will participate, will wear their uniforms.
Annual services at Beth El Memorial Park, Six Mile and
Middlebelt, will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, with the three
Reform congregations in the Detroit area jointly participating.
Dr. Richard C. Hertz will deliver the sermon on "How to
Be Remembered," and Dr. Leon Fram, Rabbi David A Baylin-
son, Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum, Rabbi M. Robert Syme and Rabbi
Sherwin T. Wine will participate in the service. The Temple
Beth El Choir will render the liturgical portions of the service.

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The Bnai Brith has concluded a lump sum agreement
with West Germany to receive $2,400,000 as restitution for properties confiscated
by the Nazis in 1937, Philip M. Klutznick, president, announced on the eve of the
opening of the organization's triennial convention here.
About half of this sum would be payable immediately. The other half is due
in March 1962. The agreement covers only movable properties, including paint-
ings', furnishings, libraries, cash deposits and securities. Fixed properties were re-
turned to Bnai Brith some years ago, most of them badly wrecked by bombings.
The Bnai Brith Board of Governors endorsed the settlement.
Klutznick also announced that the former Bnai Brith headquarters building
in Berlin had been sold to the city of West Berlin for $280.000. He said funds re-
ceived from West Germany, under the new agreement, would probably be used to
help re-establish the shattered communal lives of former German Bnai Brith mem-
bers now living in Israel, South America and Europe.
Klutznick keynoted the opening of that organization's first triennial - conven-
tion outside the United States by reminding 1,300 delegates and thousands of Is-
raeli guests. that "the majority of the Jews will continue to live in lands outside
Israel. This may be a hard fact for extravagant nationalism to accept," he asserted,
"but to blink at it is utter folly."
The Bnai Brith president warned Israel not to . pin false hopes on the possi-
' .1114ties
of any large-scale immigration from the United States and other free lands
and stressed that "importuning calls" for wholesale migration" were not only fore-
doomed to failure but displayed a negative attitude toward Jewish life abroad,

(Analysis of Klutznick's Address in Commentary on Page 2)

The five-day convention, held in the huge hall of Jerusalem's Convention Cen-
ter, was opened 'with an invocation by Rabbi Yitzchak Nissim, the Sephardic Chief
Rabbi, and a welcoming address by President Itzhak Ben-Zvi of Israel. Members
of the government and leaders in all walks o f life in Israel were present at the
opening session. President Eisenhower sent a cable of greetings to the convention
in which he lauded Bnai Brith activities.
Klutznick's presidential address was devoted mainly to the question of rela-
tionships between Israel and the Jews in the rest of the world. He pointed out
that Jews living in countries unfriendly to them would continue to seek a way to
reach Israel and "it is axiomatic that all of us will assist their efforts."


The emancipation of the Jews from ghetto life and their integration in free societies is
creating new danger for Jewish survival, greater than that which threatened Jewish survival
in previous centuries, Dr. Nahum Goldmann told the Bnai Brith triennial convention. ,
His speech, in which he urged that the danger be fought through programs of Jewish -
unity, contrasted sharply with that delivered by Klutznick, who rejected predictions of the
doom of emancipated Jewish life outside of Israel.
Goldmann told the delegates that two great psychological experiences which had
(Continued on Page 3)

John Foster Dulles' Death Mourned by
U. S. Jewish Leaders, Israel Government

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Major American Jewish organizations conveyed their
to the Department of State at- the death of former Secretary of State
Foster Dulles.
Israel's charge de'affaires, Yaacov Herzog, has conveyed condolences on be-
half of the Israel government. Herzog's cable to Acting
Secretary Douglas Dillon reads:
"On behalf of the Foreign Minister of Israel and of
the Israel government, I wish to convey condolences at
the passing of former Secretary of State Dulles. Mankind
at large owes his memory a lasting debt of recognition and
gratitude for his tireless dedication to international peace
and cooperation.
"The people of Israel will always remember that he
viewed the renewal of its statehood in its ancient home-
land as an expression of the spiritual continuity enshrined
in the Biblical heritage."

Herbert H. Ehrmann, president - of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, issued a statement in which he declared: "Mr. Dulles' ser-
vices to our nation during the most difficult years in its history
have been selfless and dedicated to the highest degree. In this he
was fortified by love of his country, fierce commitment to free-
dom and respect for the aspirations of freedom-loving nations."
Sam Shaikewitz, of St. Louis, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.
issued a statement, declaring:

"Mr. Dulles' remarkable record in the American diplomatic service, beginning
War I era and culminating as Secretary of State, earned
in the
for him the gratitude of all
freedom-loving people. Illness took him from his post at the zenith of his career. He
himself without stint or measure and his death is without doubt in part attributable gave of
to his
sacrifice on the altar of freedom."

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