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December 04, 1959 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-04

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Community Shows Support of WSU with Grant Aid

A record number of gifts to
Wayne State University—total-
ing $4,724,000—was reported for
the fiscal year ended June 30,
1959, according to figures re-
leased this week by the univer-
The report, which occupies
some 65 printed pages, indicates
that individual members of the
Jewish community and founda-
tions and businesses they repre-
sent contributed substantially
to the total.
The Jewish community is par-
ticularly well represented in
the areas of research and in-
struction grants, gifts for stu-
dent aid, capital gifts and sup-
port to the WSU libraries, Uni-
versity Press and Wayne Uni-
versity Foundation.
Among the top gifts was a
$20,000 grant from the Alexan-
der Freeman Foundation to es-
tablish a trust fund, the income
from which is to be used "to
support projects for the ad-
vancement of man's knowledge
or well-being."
Another grant was from Tem-
ple Beth El for its annual Leo
M. Franklin Memorial Chair in
Human Relations. The $2,800
gift brings to the university

top-level speakers, 'under a ro-
tating chair granted each year
to a different WSU faculty
The growth of the Semitics
department to a well-estab-
lished department of Near
Eastern languages and litera-
tures, under the chairmanship
of Dr. Abram Spiro, has been
made possible by a large
number of communal grants.
Among the contributors have
been Herbert A. Aronsson, Al
Borman, Helen L. DeRoy Foun-
dation, Feinberg Foundation,
Walter L. Field, Max M. Fisher,
Arthur Fleischman, Benjamin
Frank, Irwin Green, Oscar 0.
Jacobson, Dr. S. D. Jacobson,
Dr. Morris M. Marks, Louis P.
Miller, Max Osnos, Hyman Saf-
ran, Joseph, Siegel, Jr., Nathan
eonard N. Simons
and Paul Zuckerman.
The newest outstanding gift
to Wayne State University
comes from Torn and Al Bor-
an, who are financing the
Borman Near Eastern Lec-
Other grants for instruction
were given by . Dr. M. S. Brent
and Brent General Hospital to
the college of medicine; friends

Christianity's Jewish Heritage
Evaluated by Sandmel; Acclaims
New Cooperation Between Faiths

Report Ike to Ask
Religious Equality
in Talks with Franco

of the late Lillian Weinberger Foundation, The Jewish News
for hematology research; and Philip Slomovitz, Leonard
Charles E. Feinberg and Ben Kasle, Judge Theodore Levin,
ROME (JTA) — The au-
Jones for Wayne's Modern Po- Hoke and Maxine Levin Foun-
thoritative Italian weekly,
etry Week; the Sa'ad Club, a dation, Louis Hinderstein.
L'Espresso, reported from
grant of $1,250 for research in
Others are Robert Levison,
Washington that President
the department of neurology; a Henry J. Moses, Max Osnos,
Eisenhower was expected,
$1,000 gift from Leslie R. Charles F. Rosen, David and
during his meeting with
Schmier for the art education Hyman Safran, Morton L. Schol-
Generalissimo Franco, to re-
program; and a gift from Sidney nick, Alan E. Schwartz, Theo-
quest "that religious free-
G. Tickton for records in the dore Schwartz, Abe Shiffman,
dom for Protestants and
liberal arts music department. King D. Shwayder, Leonard N
Jews in Spain be respected."
A $350 grant from the De- Simons, Charles H. Gershenson,
Several high Catholic pre-
troit Chapter of the American Harvey Willens, Stanley J. Win-
lates were reported as favor-
Jewish Committee was made to kelman and John E. Lurie.
ing American intervention in
implement a study on changing
In addition to providing
favor of Spain's religious
neighborhoods made under the funds, a significant number of
minorities although officially
direction of Dr. Albert J. Mayer, Wayne professors and instruc-
they take the position of
and $500 was given by Mr. and tors in the community have
supporting Franco's policies,
Mrs. Joseph H. Davidson for been the recipients of these and
the weekly said.
epilepsy research directed by other grants.
Dr. John S. 1V1eyer.
The Simons - Michelson Com-
pany contributed $500 for ex-
perimental research in visual
education, under the direction
of Dr. Robert J. Goodman, of
the college of liberal arts; there *
are 52 names of prominent Jews
associated with a $2,915 grant
for tumor research in the col-
lege of medicine, and there is
Hundreds of Satisfied Customers
an additional gift for the Allan
in the Northwest Area!
L. Weston Fund for cardiac re-
We Guarantee Workmanship . . . and
In the section titled capital
Carry Only the Finest Quality Merchandise.
gifts, there is another impres-
sive list of community donors *
Featuring Such Famous Brand Names as
who have helped the develop.
ment of the university's pro-
• Kentile Products • Renaissance Vinyl
gram. Included here are the

Armstrong Conlon
names of Mr. and Mrs. Morton
• Armstrong Futuresq
Katz, Benjamin I. Dvorman
• Armstrong Tessera and More
and the Simons-Michelson Co.
Grant aid for students has
been forthcoming through the
Dorothy Altman Memorial Stu-
Installation Special
dent Loan Fund, Maurice Arons-
son, Harrison Jules, Louis Frank
Price includes labor, tile and neces-
and Leon Harrison Frank Memo- *
sary adhesive for 15x20 area. Corn-
rial Corp., Dr. Maurice Franks, *
pletely installed
friends of Prof. Samuel M.
Levin, Morris Mendelson, Mrs.
Adele Mondry, National Council
of Jewish Women, Arthur L.
Robbins Award Fund and E. iVI.
Still more grants have been
TI 6-3151
provided to the university li-
braries. Gifts in this category
have been received from the
Herbert L. Goodman Memorial MNIMINI11116
Fund and Prof. Boaz Siegel.
Books to the libraries have
been contributed by the Ameri-
can Zionist Committee for Pub-
lic Affairs, the Israel Embassy
and Israel Office of Informa-
A number of significant
grants have been given to the
Wayne State University Press.
Among these is a $250 sub-
sidy by Charles E. Feinberg
to help underwrite publica-
tion of *a "Walt Whitman Re-
Other funds have been receiv-
ed from numerous individuals
and firms they repr es ent.
Among these are Herbert A.
Aronsson, Louis Berry Founda-
tion, Herbert G. Blumberg,
Richard Jacob, Avern Cohn,
Helen L. DeRoy Foundation,
Louis M. Ellirhan, Lawrence A.
Fleischman, Henry B. Frank,
Irving L. Goldman, Mrs. Samuel
Trees are Israel's Silent Army Guarding the Soil,
Hamburger, Emanuel J. Harris,
Defending the Crops, Subduing the Desert, Creating
Irwin Holtzman, Honigman

Byproducts of hatred and per- The calendar and the prac-
secution that arose out of re- ticed regulations were char-
ligious developments, such as
acteristic of Jews, but these
the rise of Christianity out of regulations, in the mind of
Judaism and Protestantism out Paul, could be done without in
of Catholicism, were deplored the light of the death and res-
by Dr. Sandmel, Provost He- urrection of Jesus. That is
brew Union College at Cincin- how, he explained, the regula-
nati, in his lecture at Wayne tions listed in Exodus but not .
State University Wednesday appearing in Genesis were
done away with by the new
The noted scholar stated, how- sect.
Paul, Prof. Sandmel pointed
ever, that in the last 100 years
the obstacles to cooperation be- out, was a good Jew who be-
tween various faiths have been lieved that the ideal life to live
was as Abraham lived before
Speaking on the topic "Juda- the Mosaic laws were pro-
ism and Christianity in the First nounced. He said: "What Paul
Century," in the first of the was arguing was that the laws
series of Borman Near Eastern were no longer valid and need
Lectures, Prof. Sandmel showed not be observed."
Only such festivals were re-
how, for 1850 years, "Jews and
Christians remained separated tained by Christians, from the
by . barriers which were erected Jewish tradition, which gave a
more firmly in the second cen- Christian utility, such as Pass-
tury. This separation has been over observed as Easter and
overcome in our time and Jews Shavuot celebrated as Pentecost,
and Christians now sit next to Dr. Sandmel said.
Dr. Sandmel said that
each other in a common effort
to understand Scriptures bet- the early Christians saw in
Christ's death their atonement
and that in early Christianity
"In the last century," he
added, "Jews and Christians man was a sinner by virtue of
being a mortal man. In Judaism
meet on a level of scholars, and
could atone for himself, in
on the level of citizens they
Christianity atonement is
have overcome the unhappy
through Christ.
events of the past."
Prof. Sandmel gave an inter-
Four topics were reviewed
esting description of the man-
by Dr. Sandmel, who is one of
ner in which the letters of
the leading American author-
the apostles were added to
ities on New Testament writ-
the Hebrew scriptures to form
ings, in . his discussion of his
the New Testament. Until the
subject: The Community, The
year 150, he said, the Scrip-
Sacred Calendar, Theological
tutes were alike for both
Belief and What Is Sacred
sects, but the change took
place with the era of Mar-
He showed how Christianity con's criticisms and the de-
was a movement of Jews by velopments under Tertullian,
Re-Try 40 in Morocco
Jews, born in Palestine. Jesus,
when 27 books forming the
he stated, was believed by his New Testament epistles were on Emigration' Charges
followers to have been resur- added to Apocryphal writings.
rected and therefore was con-
Dr. Sandmel was introduced court in Tangier heard . dual ap-
sidered in some sense as divine. at the lecture by Leonard N. peals by defendants and
Dr. Sandmel emphasized that Simons who evaluated the ecution on Wednesday in the
Jesus and his followers, the scholar's literary and rabbinic case of some 40 Jews convicted
early, Christians, were Jews in attainments.
there in October on charges of
tone and coloration. He de-
Prof. Abram Spiro, head of having attempted to leave the
scribed how the movement of the Near Eastern Department at country illegally or of illegally
Christianity was carried by Wayne State University, opened abetting emigration.
these Jews into the Greek world the lecture program by indicat-
The defendants, many of
among the gentiles, "and as the ing that it inaugurated the Bor- whom had spent months in jail
gentiles came into the move- man Lecture Series. He an- awaiting trial, are seeking to
ment the factor of Jewish an- nounced a series of lectures reverse their . conviction. The
cestry was either forgotten or through May.
prosecuting attorney is appeal-
ignored and the movement be-
At a dinner in 'Dr. Sandmel's ing to the court to re-sentence
came gentile."
honor, preceding the lecture the convicted men and women
When Christianity w a s Rabbi Morris Adler commended on the grounds that the sen-
born, the lecturer said, it Tom and Al Borman for having tences imposed by the court
added to the normal Jewish made the lecture series possible last month were not sufficiently
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