Leadership Emphasis on Affluence Deplored by President of AZA
STARLIGHT, PA., — T h e
American Jewish community is
losing some of its best future
potential leaders because it em-
phasizes affluence, rather than
education and leadership abil-
ity, the 20 year-old president of
"Money talks, and some of
our finest young Jews are
turned away from active com-
munal interest and participa-
tion because of this practice in
the Jewish community," Ste-
phen Blank of Pittsburgh, a
junior at Dartmouth College,
and international president of
Aleph Zadik Aleph, said in an
address at the organization's
36th annual convention.
Young Blank said that "in a
democratic society, leadership
should be on the basis of char-
acter, knowledge and education
rather than financial standing
alone. However, persons of
wealth are needed and should
be wanted in positions of leader-
ship provided that they also
have other qualifications."
The youth leader's remedy is
a stepped-up program of leader-
ship training for young people
with an emphasis on learning
more Judaism and about how
the Jewish community operates.
Blank, who recently returned
from a trip to Israel, scored
young Jews who fear having
the "dual loyalty" label hung
on them when they express a
sincere interest in Israel's wel-
fare. He said: "Loyalty is not
to a physical piece of land or
person. Loyalty is to certain
ideals. To me, both Israel and
the United States embody the
same ideals. If either nation
fails to uphold these ideals, my
own sense of loyalty demands
that I protest. No Jew should
be ashamed to harbor such
In a scholarly analysis of Jew - moneh Esren, the Kaddish and
Ish-Christian kinship, in his in- other Jewish prayers.
teresting book, "Ancient Juda-
Prof. Grant discusses the
ism and the New Testament," "theology" of ancient Judaism,
published by Macmillan (60 describes the Messianic hope in
Fifth, N.Y. 11), Prof. Frederick Jewish and Christian traditions
C. Grant, of Union Theological and states that this hope was a
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Seminary of New York, ex- "characteristic expression of Snag Franco-German
presses an interesting thought: Jewish religious faith, but that Indemnification Talks
"I wish we might give up all it had no uniform structure or
BONN, (JTA) — Franco-Ger-
`missions' to Jews and begin to dogmatic authorization."
understand one another; or the
As a Christian, he, of course,
conversion of Christians to goes into detailed discussion of cation of victims of Nazism
Judaism, though I would gladly Jesus and emphasizes the thor- have hit a snag and have been
Woodward near 7 Mile Rd.
Minutes away from everything
see far more men and women ough "Jewishness" of Jesus. His postponed until October.
The French, according to the
converted to the imperishable viewpoints are those of the
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heart of the Jewish faith, its ultra-liberal Christian, as indi- information made available
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utter trust in God, its utter de- cated by his comments that "the here, insist that indemnifica-
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votion to his revealed will. It chief outward and visible in- tion be paid to former resist-
might even lead, eventually, to heritance of the Christian ance fighters against the Nazis
a revival of religious faith and church from ancient Judaism, as well as to persons who had
AT NO EXTRA COST
a deepening of moral convic- next to the derivation of its suffered persecutions for reli-
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tion, by which our world could existence, is of course the Bible, gious, racial and ideological
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be led out of its present chaos to which the New Testament is reasons.
Such broadening of the in-
—a condition produced by the the Christian supplement and
unbridled ambition, greed, and climax"; and that "the church demnification formula, in the
self-seeking of modern man, un- cannot safely abandon either its opinion of the Foreign Office
guided and undeterred by re- Jewish or its classical heritage here, would raise West Ger-
ligion or moral considerations, —both are priceless and irre- many's liability by several hun-
and following only the dim .light placeable."
dred million deutschemarks and
of his own completely amoral
would violate a German-Allied
`modern science'—and what he Two Israel Documentary
agreement which provides that
takes to be its social and per- Films Being Made by UJA reparations claims be post-
sonal implications. It would not
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The poned until after a final peace
necessarily lead to the Kingdom
Near 7 Mile Road
of God; but at least our faces United Jewish Appeal has com-
might be turned in that direc- pleted shooting of a new docu- concluded indemnification
mentary film, "The Dock," to
tion once more."
treaties with Norway, Denmark
But preceding the expression be shown on TV screens and Luxembourg, but those
IT'S TIME TO CHANGE TO BUICK!
of this wish, Prof. Grant pro-
agreements do not include re-
poses—based on the statement its coming campaign, Variety, sistance fighters.
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that it is not to lead "to the the theatrical weekly, reported.
Victims of Nazism due to the
conversion of Jews to Christian-
Norwegian occupation will re-
ity, which I am not urging": 27 minutes, was written and di- ceive 60 million marks; those
"I would suggest that Jews rected • by Paul Kresh, of the in Denmark, 16 million marks;
might now and then include UJA staff. It will be edited at others in Luxembourg, 18 mil-
31ST YEAR WITH BUICK
the Lord's Prayer in their de- Paramount Studios in Holly- lion mark s. Negotiations are
votions. To say the least, it is
UJA by providing the facilities now in pr ogress with the
one of the most beautiful, most
Netherlands, providing for pay-
searching, most comprehensive for processing the picture.
ments to total an estimate of
of all Jewish prayers, closely
immigrants to Israel in the last 110,000,000 deutschemarks.
similar to the glorious phrases
Assurance was given here by
of the Shemoneh Esreh and the 11 years, was filmed with Israeli
actors, in English, at Haifa and the Federal Court of Financial
ancient Kaddish. And I wish in the Negev.
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Review that the court will "do
that Christians would occasion-
A second film, "The Key,"
ally say the Shema with its ac- which deals with housing prob- everything in its power to ac-
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companying prayers, or use the lems in Israel as seen by a 12- c el er a t e indemnification" of
ancient grace at meals, or offer year-old boy, is currently being
the sublime prayer of the Jew- filmed in Israel with an Israeli
ish wife and mother as she cast and camera crew. Bernard Scientist Advises Israel
lights the Sabbath lamp. I my- Evslin is producer-director of on Live Polio Vaccine
self have conducted Christian the film which will be processed
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Dr.
services which included the at Columbia Pictures studios.
Albert Sabin, of Cincinnati,
24350 Southfield Road (nr. 9 1/2 Mile Rd.)
Shemoneh E s r e h, and have
Morris W. Berinstein, general
found that it was full of mean- chairman of the UJA, will nar- who developed live polio vac-
cine, arrived here to advise
ing to the congregation."
rate one of the pictures.
Israeli health authorities on
cordially invites your inquiries about
Prof. Grant emphasizes that
its use. The first experiments
the Christian "chUreh is heir to
with live- vaccine in Israel
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Jewish traditions. He shows
have been conducted success-
in his hook that "the entire
Immigrant Absorption fully
in two collective settle-
New Testament, though
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written in Greek, has a Jew-
Ministry of Health officials
TEL AVIV, — The Histadrut
ish orientation." He deplores
ancient prejudices a g a in st Israel Labor Federation has indicated that Israel does not
High Holy Day Seating
decided to set up a special com- intend substituting the live
Jewish religious practices.
He describes the rise of mittee to develop a plan for vaccine for Salk shots as long
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"normative" Judaism, shows the the absorption of immigrants as information on the live vac-
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influence of Jewish traditions into the life and economy of cine is not coordinated by the
on Christianity, outlines the the country, it was announced World Health Organization.
Men's Club, Sisterhood, Mr. & Mrs. Club,
In the experiments con-
origin of the synagogue and its here Tuesday.
The formation of such a com-
religious practices and incor-
Youth Club, Boy Scout Troop, etc.
porates in his text the She- mittees to be composed of zim, half of the children were
seven members of the Hista-
Hayim Donin, Rabbi
Hyman J. Adler, Cantor
drut executive, was proposed were_ given pure water. None
German Town to Rebuild by Pinhas Lavon, secretary suffered any after-effects, but
Aged Jewish Cemetery
general. of the Mapai and a germs from the inoculated
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BONN, (JTA)—The 350-yeor- member of the executive, after children spread and actually
old Jewish cemetery in Flierth, deliberations in which cabinet immunized children and adults
one of the oldest in Germany, ministers reported on the ab- who were not inoculated.
will be renovated by the local sorption situation.
Local historians are hoping Germany Drops Pension
to discover the grave of Joseph of Defender of Nazis
Oppenheimer, c a 11 e d "J u .d
KIEL, Germany, (JTA)—Dr.
Suess," the court financier of H. Lautz, chief prosecutor in
meeting at Francis Scott Key School, O.P.
Wurttemberg who was executed Hitler's People's Court, who has
in 1738 by anti-Jewish pro-tag- received government pensions
NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS
onists and believed to be buried totalling more tnan 100,000
i nthe cemetery.
at the Synagogue Office: 24350 Southfield Rd.
deutschemarks since the end
It was learned here that the of the war, was taken off the
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Municipal Council of Borken, pension rolls.
in the Rhineland, has allocated
A year ago, Dr. Lautz' pen-
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funds for the upkeep of 17o sion was reduced to 768 marks
Jewish cemeteries in that city. monthly, after public protests
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had been voiced against the
The entire peninsula of Lab- monies paid to the man who,
* Full Hebrew School Curriculum for Boys and Girls
rador was once bequeathed to under the Nazi regime, prose-
Joseph de la Penha, a Jewish cuted political and other oppo-
8 yrs. and up, thru 10th grade
merchant of Rotterdam, by nents of Nazism with utmost
William III, King of the United severity. It was announced that
* Transportation Available.
Kingdom of Great Britain and even the smaller pension has
Ireland and Prince of Orange. been cancelled.
1311A1 DAVID SYNAGOGUE
, B'NAI DAVID RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
1--THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Frid ay, August 28, 1959
Prof. Grant Calls Christianity's
Jewish Heritage 'Irreplaceable'