Soviet Returns 2 Jewish Books
to Exhibit; Ignores Israel Parley
WASHINGTON, (JTA)—Two Europe. Most of the experts
is not consonant with the
bravery, though in April, volumes about Judaism which did not reply. Some wrote
American concept of free-
1944, they were in third had been removed from the simply that they would not
place among the "national. U.S. Exhibition in Moscow by attend.
2. The right of Jews to
ities" thus honored in the Soviet censors have been re-
The organizers also requested
emigrate freely to places of
struggle with Nazi Germany. turned to the shelves of the the various scientific academies
their choice with all their
In a section on the Soviet exhibition, according to infor- in the USSR to locate Jewish
nationality system and the sta- mation received by the State folklore experts and extend the
3. In accordance with its tus of the Jews, the report Department.
Israel invitations to them. None
paramount concern for the pointed out that the Soviet
However, books on Israel of the academies, except one in
individual human being and Union does not recognize re- were still held by the Soviet Uzbekistan, bothered to reply.
its conviction that emigra- ligious minorities and that censor.
Uzbekistan's academy replied
tion should be completely Jews are considered "a nation-
The two volumes restored
voluntary, the AJC continues ality—they are so designated to the shelves are "Great Ages it could find no expert in the
field qualified to participate in
to oppose all compulsion on on individual identity passports and Ideas of the Jewish the
the individual to uproot him- which all citizens must possess." People," edited by Leo M.
The Chief Rabbinate in
The report stressed the Schwartz, and "History of the
on Sunday received
4. The AJC will join with "paradoxical" nature of the Jewish Khazars," by D. M. Jerusalem,
a cable from Moscow expressing
other organizations, Jewish Jewish situation since "on the Dunlop.
condolence over the death of
and non-Jewish, in seeking one hand they are compelled
The books which have not Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Halevi
private, governmental, a n d to retain Jewish nationality sta- been
returned by the, censor Herzog. The cable was signed
inter - governmental aid for tus; on the other hand their are "Israel and Its Glory,"
a by Chief Rabbi Levin of
the assistance of emigrants cultural group life is stifled."
pictorial volume edited by Moscow.
from Eastern Europe and the
The Soviet experiment at Avraham Harman and Yigal
The Soviet Chief Rabbi in-
Soviet Union and influence Birobidzhan in Asia which was Yadin, and "The Politics of dicated in his cable that the
the promotion of liberalized planned as a Jewish national Israel," by Marver H. Bern- news of Rabbi Herzog's death
immigration opportunities in settlement are, is clearly a stein.
had just reached the Soviet
the U.S. and other countries. "failure," the report said.
The Jewish books returned Union. There had been puzzle-
Herbert B. Ehrmann, Com-
by the censor for display were ment in certain Israel circles
mittee president, in a sweep- Accidental Discovery
among 70 volumes removed as to why Moscow 'was missing
ing statement, charged that the
by Soviet officials from the from the messages of condo-
Jews in the Soviet Union and Leads to Ruins of
U.S. Exhibition. Thirty - three lence received from Soviet bloc
its satellites were subject to 3rd Century Town
of them are still banned. The countries.
"discriminations a n d disabil-
Rabbi Herzog died more than
restored books were shielded
TEL AVIV (JTA)—The ruins by plastic from readers.
two weeks earlier, on July 25.
ities which blight their daily
of an ancient Jewish town dat-
Meanwhile, it was learned
Bernard Baruch's father was
The report on conditions in ing back to the Third Century, in Tel Aviv that not a single
the Soviet Union- declared that CE, has been uncovered on the one of 20 Jewish folklore re- a surgeon in the Confederate
the Jewish community was slopes of the Meron Hills near search experts in the Soviet army, and later, coming to New
"kept organizationally in an Safad.
Union and its satellites, invited York, was the first to introduce
The discovery was made acci- to participate in the forth- public bath houses for the poor.
atomized condition." There was
no federation of Jewish com- dently by a Public Works De- coming, first World Convention
munities a n d practically no partment tractor driver who on Jewish F o 1 k 1 o r e, has
communication among local was engaged in the construction accepted.
of a new road.
The convention will open
Experts of the Government Sept. 1. At least 15 experts
It said there were only some
60 rabbis, all of them old— Department of Antiquities im- from abroad, and others from
349 N. Shore Dr.
one rabbi for every 50,000 Jews mediately ordered suspension Israel, are scheduled to deliver
in the Soviet Union—most of of work, end began to investi- a total of '71 addresses on
them officiating in rented gate the ruins. The experts various aspects of Jewish folk-
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Not a single synagogue has period of Simon Bar Yochai, first session.
Week, Month or Season
The organizers of the con-
been built or returned to a who lived in the Third Century
vention had sent invitations to
Anna Davidson, Prop.
Jewish congregation. The train- of the Common Era.
experts in the Soviet Union
ing of rabbis was prohibited
for 40 years until 1957, when Israel Council to Host and elsewhere in Eastern
permission was granted for the World Science Parley
opening of a seminary for 20
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The
students in Moscow.
THE ENTIRE FAMILY WILL ENJOY :
formation of an Israel council
The Jewish population, the to advise and assist in the ar-
report note d, is permitted rangements for the projected
neither schools nor theaters international 'conference on the
nor the publication of books advancement of science to be
and newspapers except on very held in this country next sum-
rare occasions. This virtually mer, was announced by Abba
ON GRAND TRAVERSE BAY
complete blackout of a once Eban, president of the Weiz-
flourishing and lively culture, mann Institute of Science.
The Finest in
it said, was paralleled by
The council includes per-
equally serious discrimination sonalities from all walks of life
in jobs, education and public here as well as representatives
of Israel's institutes of higher
AUG. 23 to 30
In education, the number of learning. The international
Jewish students admitted to in- gathering, scheduled to take
from $ 55 to $ 70
stitutions of higher learning is place in Rehovot next July, will
feature a panel of 30 prominent •
Call Helen Rosenberg
No Jew is known to be in speakers.
the foreign service of the
Dr. Amos Manor was nomi-
USSR, the Committee report. nated general secretary of the
ed, nor in the higher ranks conference, while an organiza-
of the armed forces, or in tional committee has been 111•••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••0•••11
the military, air and naval established from the staff of
the Weizmann Institute. The
Even in such matters as purpose of the conference is to
the distinguished service rec- examine ways by which new
ord of World War II, the states could be aided by sci-
official Soviet publication ence and technology in solving
omitted Jews entirely in list- their acute social and economic
ing soldiers who received problems.
high military honors for
NEW YORK (JTA) — The
American Jewish Committee
charged this week that the of-
ficial policy of the Soviet Union
"threatened the extinction of
the Jewish religion and cul-
ture in a vast region of the
It advanced a four - point
statement of principles on
which to base action to deal
with this "grave and complex"
The statement, coming on
the heels of announcement that
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush-
chev would visit the United
States in September, supported
belief that American Jewish
leaders would seek a meeting
with the Communist boss for a
discussion of the Jewish prob-
lem in the Soviet Union.
The Committee's declaration
set forth the following prin-
1. Equality of rights for
Jews in Eastern Europe and
the Soviet Union in law and,
in fact ,within the framework
of the existing social and
economic s y s t e m, although
"equality under this system
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Jewish Star Trademark
Causes Manager's Arrest
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The
manager of a textile factory in
Bulgaria, which for years has
been using the "Star of David"
as a trademark, has been ar-
rested in Sofia on a charge of
"sabotage against the national
economic effort," according to
a report received here.
The Bulgarian plant had sold
some textiles to Iraq, which
returned the material on the
grounds that the Star of David
marked it as "Zionist goods."
The arrest followed.
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9 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, August 14, 1959
Committee Resolution Points to Meeting
of U.S. Jews with Soviet's Khrushchev