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February 26, 1960 - Image 2

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-02-26

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THE DETROIT JEWIS H NEWS—Friday, February 26, 1960-2

Purely Commentary


Dingell Criticizes Ghetto Painting Among 30 Works
Boycott of Israel Exhibited at Art Institute, March 2
in Navy Contract

Thomas G. Masaryk—'Champion of Liberty'

Rep. John D. Dingell is co-
On March 7, 1960, a new U. S. postage stamp, the sixth in sponsoring with Rep. Emanuel
the "Champions of Liberty" series, will be dedicated to the Celler legislation to out
memory of Thomas G. Masaryk, the founding president of the ,clauses in U. S. Government
Republic of Czechoslovakia, which now, unfortunately, again is contracts which permit discrimi-
natory acts like those in the
isolated from the democracies
Navy contracts which collabo-
of the world.
rate with the Arab boycott of
Recognition by our Govern-
ment of the indelible place
The Congressman from De-
gained by the late Dr. Masaryk
announced his position in
among the world's great lib-
an address in the House of Rep-
ertarians results from the many
resentatives. He stated in his
services that were rendered by
"In the early days of our
the great leader to the cause
country a great American said
of freedom not for his own
`millions for defense and not
people alone but in the struggle
one cent for tribute.'
for the just rights to life and
"Present day Americans are
liberty of peoples everywhere.
apparently in danger of forget-
Thomas Garrigue Masaryk,
This painting; "In the Ghetto," is one of 30 works by young
ting this great battlecry and in
who was one of the world's
Israeli artists to be exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts
noted scholars, was president of
august branch of the Federal from March 2 to 27, under sponsorship of the Detroit Women's
.Czechoslovakia from 1918 to
Government than the United Division, American Jewish Congress. The artist is 16-year-old
1935. He was the leader of
Shulamith Steiner, who was born in a YugoSlay concentration
the movement for his people's liberation, • and he labored under States Navy among others camp in 1942. In 1948, her family immigrated to Israel and
his slogan "Truth Conquers." His dedication to the cause of
settled in the village of Yavniel. All paintings were done by
freedom for his own people also led him to a recognition of Nasser in including in contracts
young artists,. 12 to 18, at the Louise Wise Youth Center in
the merits of Zionism as a great humanitarian movement, and of charter a provision which
he, therefore, evaluated the Jewish liberation movement by reads as follows:
" 'In the event the vessel is pre-
vented from loading or discharg-
He was not always complimentary to Jews, and he often ing in any port by the local
because of the vessel
criticized them, but in principle he was the great defender of authorities
having previously traded with
shall have his
Jewish rights, and he stated on one occasion:
option — (1) to cancel the charter
"I am convinced that he who has Jesus for his guide can
as of the date loading is refused
1 oz. Black Pepper
As a public service, Detroit
discharge at another port,
not be an anti-Semite. That is clear to me because Jesus was or after
16 ozs. Vegetable Shortening
(2) to require the substitution of
ozs. Chocolate
a Jew, not because the apostles were Jews, not because ancient another vessel of similar size,
16 ozs. Cocoa
again has undertaken to send
condition of tanks or cargo
Christianity, especially Catholicism, has -much in itself that is class,
ozs. Cherries
holds and in a similar position,
141/2 ozs. Olive Oil
essentially Jewish. No! If I accept Jesus, I cannot be an anti- (3) to nominate other loading or CARE Kosher - Passover pack-
ages to Israel.
Orders for these packages
discharge port or ports.'
Semite. I can be only one or the other, Christian or anti-Semite."
The $12 package, which may should be placed at once by
"The practical effect of this
When the Kfar Masaryk — the Masaryk Village was
clause and similar provisions be sent to relatives and friends calling or writing the Mizrachi
established in Palestine by the Jewish community there, in
been to permit complete in Israel, and to needy families office, 17596 Wyoming, DI
1927, his greeting to the Zionist founders of the everlasting
of corporatiOns which on the Mizrachi lists, contains 1-0708.
tribute to him was: "I hope that the Jewish people in Palestine
with or touch at the following:
Zvi Tomkiewicz, executive
will lead a life of freedom, and that God will bless this work.
24 ozs. Corned Beef Loaf
with their ships
director of Mizrachi in Detroit,
45 ozs. Beef in Natural Juices
of reconstruction." How happy he would have been had he
30 ozs. Veal in Natural Juices
stated this week that the orders
lived to see Israel become a reality! How much comfort from carrying U. S. Government
32 ozs. Tablet Sugar
must be placed at once, to as-
Zionists can derive even today from this great man's
32 ozs. Unshelled Nuts
fuel oil for the U. S. Navy.
sure delivery of packages in
Palestine Jewry knew how to appreciate this eminent leader's
Such a shameful, spinelesS
time for Passover.
15 ozs. Raisins
values. He was named an honorary citizen of Tel Aviv, and the appeasement of a dictate'. by
*.mwomo ■ assro ■ oamoo...... ■••■■•■
Jews of Czechoslovakia, prior to that unfortunate country's the United States and/or by its vomoilmoommtmow.tiaotpi ■ ciam000moo.moomoveli.4 ■
debasement when it lost its independence, and it became a vassal Department of --the -
of the Kremlin,_ played an important role in Israel's redemption. be halted forthwith and sum
nil for a free Czechoslo-
When Dr. Masaryk
e tr
m "t e d
e dignity
d • g • t y o f the'
vakia, th J .b or America supported him
; f4n. it wartlieriltrr - "Th
ovement was linked with Zionism, and both :libertarian States is at stake and the free-
causes worked together Dr.,.•.Ma§aryk befriended men like Mr. doin of seas for .which we, have
Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Judge ,Julian W. Mack, Louis Marshall, so long fought appears to
(Copyright, 1960,
Nahum Sokolow, Dr. Chaim Weizmann and others. been abdicated."
. Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
It was like the link that existed in many quarters between
Zionism and the Irish who were struggling for Irish Independence.
Speculative Moods
Is Israel closer to securing the secret of producing the atom
Dr. Masaryk first emerged -as a defender of Jewish rights
bomb? . . . This question is asked in United Nations circles, now
during the infamous Leopold Hilsner case in Polna, on the
that France has exploded her first atomic device in the Sahara
Bohemian-Moravian boundary. Hilsner, a weak-minded 22-year-
desert . . . It is no secret that France and Israel have been
old Jew,.Was accused of ritual murder and sentenced to death::
collaborating closely on atomic research work and that the
He _iniplicat,ed two other Jews when he was under torture,
French Government has a very high opinion of Israel's•work in
but the two men proved their innocence. His sentence was
nuclear research . . . The exchange of knowledge in this field
changed to life at hard labor as a result of Dr. Masaryk's
continues, and the question is asked whether France has entrusted
study of the case and his publication of a pamphlet proving the
Israel also with the knowledge of producing atom bombs . . .
stupidity of the ritual murder charge and Hilsner's innocence.
It is hardly likely that Israel would be financially in a position
By forcing the reopening of the case, Dr. Masaryk rendered
a great service to humanity in exposing a dastardly libel.
to produce an atom bomb even when possessing the know-how,
because such prodUction is too costly for a small country like
He continued his efforts against the blood libel when he fought
Israel . . . Nevertheless, both Moscow and ,Nasser had an eye
for justice for Mendel Beilis who was accused of similar guilt
on Israel in their outbursts against France's explosion of her
in Kishinev in 1913 by the reactionary Russian government. -
first atomic device . . . Moscow went so far as to disseminate
-Emperor Charles I freed Hilsner from jail in 1916, and
false news that Israel is endangered by the fallout of the Sahara
the unfortunate man died in Vienna in 1928 at the age of .50.
experiment . . . Israel meantime reached an agreement with
Dr. Masaryk was succeeded to the presidency of Czecho-
the Smithsonian Institute in Washington on setting up a sta-
slovakia by Edvard Benes, another great liberal and friend of
tion on Mt. Carmel for tracking of space satellites . . . A rocket
Jewry. His Foreign Minister was Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk.
is now being designed in Israel for cosmic ray research.
Tragedy struck both Edvard Benes and Jan Masaryk when Com-
munism invaded their land. But their memories , will live as
With "Messianic Ideas 'and Jews in 1975
those of true libertarians. Thomas Masaryk's championship of
What will the Jewish population in the New York area look
liberty now is indelibly recorded in American history with Movements in Jewish Life": as
the U. S. postage stamp that will be introduced next March. its central theme, the fourth like 15 years from now? . . . What is their economic position
annual Midrasha Institute will now? . . . The results of a demographic study conducted by the
commence, under auspiceS of New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies — so far
Inter-Faith Knowledge and Mutual Understanding
the 'Midrasha—College of jew- disseminated privately — estimate that in 1975 there will
In his column—"Do You Know This—About Religion?"—in ish Studies—of the United He- be 2,723,000 Jews in the New York area as,. compared with the
the Detroit News, Dr. Carlyle Adams quoted the following ad- brew Schools, Wednesday eve- 2,579,000 in 1958 . .. They will form 23.6 percent of the entire
ning, March 9, with a lecture population . . . In 1958 they formed 25.1 percent of the total
dressed to him:
population . . . In New York City, the Jewish population in 1975
have been told that the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah and the by Dr. Moses Hadas.
will be 2,136,000, constituting 25.7 percent of the entire popula-
,whole Book of Daniel are omitted from the Jewish Bible. Is this
lectures were made possible by tion . . . In 1957, the Jewish population of New York City
true? If so, why?"
a geneous grant by Mrs. Theo- was 2,114,000—the highest- total ever reached . . . There will be
To which Dr. Adams replied:
memory of an increased proportion of elderly Jews and young persons
"The standard English edition of the Jewish Bible is one dore Bargman, in
1975 . . . The Jewish population in New York area will continue

published by the Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, in
Prof. Hadas' topic will be in the direction of being more widely dispersed, with the
1917... It has gone through many new printings of more than a "Messianism: the Hellenistic highly concentrated Jewish neighborhoods losing their attraction
for Jewish residents . . . The trends of moving to the •suburbs
half-Million copies: It contains the same 39 Old Testament books Background."
which_ are found in the King James Version. They are not ar-
will continue, with significant Jewish population increases in
ranged in the same order, but they are complete. The Book of of Greek and Latin at Columbia Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties . . . The area's
Daniel is all there and so is the Book. of Isaiah, including the University, Prof. Hadas holds job total will increase more than 13 percent by 1975, with the
53rd chapter."
the degrees of A. B. from Em- Jewish population benefiting accordingly , . . At present,
The question is so fantastic that one wonders how any one ory, A. M. and Ph. D from - Co- survey establishes, the Jewish population in the New York area
a middle-
could possibly imagine that our Bible would be a censored Bible. lumbia and L. H. D. from Ken- can be considered as a group which has achieved
. •
Yet, there are Christians who apparently accept rumors for facts. yon. He has written, translated
The survey also notes that those JewiSh families who move to
Fortunately, there are some who inquire as to the truth of or edited some 30 books.. His the suburbs are predominantly young and of child-bearing age
latest work is "Hellenistic Cul-
questionable rumors.
. . . After the children have grown and established their own
After all, the answer to any and all inter-faith misunder- ture: Fusion and Diffusion."
A-lint4ed number of partici- households, parents move back to Manhattan to better residential
standings is inter-faith knowledge, truth and mutual under-
, - • •• - • .. • •
4 parttg ncaSi' still" be - 'enrolled.


Mizrachi Supervises Sending CARE
Kosher Passover Packages to Israel


Between You
. and Me'

Dr. Moses Hadas
First Speaker of
Midrasha - Series


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