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April 07, 1961 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-04-07

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Goldmann Gets Hadassah Award

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Zionist
Organization, is shown receiving the Henrietta Szold Centennial
Award from Mrs. Siegfried Kramarsky, national president of
Hadassah. Looking on (center) is Miss Barbara Ruskin, presi-
dent of the Junior Hadassah National Council.. The Henrietta
Szold Citation hails Dr. Goldmann as a "champion of Jewish
dignity, eloquent pleader for human rights, outstanding and
brilliant servant of the cause of Zionism and of the Jewish
people everywhere." The award was in the form of a citation
and a silver vase. The presentation was made at special
ceremonies at the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Disarmament a Must for Survial,
Rabbi Gordis Urges in Pamphlet

The only "ethical and real-
istic" means of avoiding a cata-
strophic world war between
East and West lies in a "seri-
ous,_ energetic and unremitting
effort by both antagonists to
negotiate early • mutual dis-
armament," _Rabbi Robert L.
Gordis declares in a ,pamphlet
published by the Center for the
Study of Democratic Institu-
tions.
In his 36-page "Politics and
Ethics," Rabbi Gordis says the
view that an accelerated arms
race is the only .course of ac-
tion open to the free world
-"rests upon the absence of the
cardinal virtue of intelligence."
He attacks any idea that
under certain circumstances nu-
clear war may be the only way
of preserving our civilization:
"Mass murder or mass suicide
would spell not the enhance-

Pamphlet Describei
Jewish Unity Search

With the renewed discussion
of the proposed over-all organ-
ization of American Jewry, an
idea recently endorsed at con-
ventions of national bodies, a
history of all previous attempts
to create such an assembly is
supplied in the outline called
"Organizing American Jewry,"
written by Bernard G. Richards
who has himself been active in
the work of a number of these
central organizations and who
has previously written exten-
sively on the subject of Jewish
unity and cooperation.
This brochure sketches the
beginnings of this movement
from the Board of Delegates of
American Israelites which was
formed as early as 1859 and
which goes through the story
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, Jewish Community
(Kehillah) of New York, Gen-
eral Jewish Conference, Amer-
ican Jewish Conference, and
bringing the record up to most
recent events. .
The booklet is issued by the
Jewish Information llureau, 250
57th St., New York 19. It is
being sent free of charge to
all members of the Bureau and
to organizations cooperating in
its work. Others may obtain it
at 35c each.

merit of life but its total dis-
solution."
Rabbi Gordis, on leave from
the Jewish Theological Semi-
nary and Temple Beth-El in
New York, is a resident at the
Center. In a pr e f ace to his
pamphlet, the Center states:
"Contributors to publications is-
sued under the auspices of the
Center are responsible for their
statements of fact and expres-
sions of opinions. The Center is
responsible only for determin-
ing that the material should be
presented to the public as a
contribution to-the discussion of
the Free Society."
Rabbi Gordis also critizes the
argument for unilateral disarm-
ament claiming that such an
argument represents an "ex-
treme form of self-abnegation."
He writes that "in seeking to
find a modus vivendi with the
Russians, we shall not be yield-
ing simply to expediency."
"The possibility for success
in East-West negotiations still
remains; because however
tragically limited in scope our
common objectives may be,
there still remains a body of
ideas, desires, and hopes on
which both we and they are in
agreement. There is, first and
foremost, the desire by both
antagonists to survive, and to
avoid annihilation or even mas-
sive destruction through atomic
warfare."
C o p i
of' "Politics and
Ethics" may be obtained with-
out charge by writing to the
Center's headquarters, B o x
4068, Santa Barbara, Calif., or
to its New York City office,
133 E. 54th.

Brandeis Gets $180,000

Iser Solomon Sloane, a suc-
cessful Los Angeles businessman,
has left an estate amounting to
$180,000 to Brandeis University
to aid worthy students in acquir-
ing the formal education he never
had.

Dr. HARRY ESSRIG of
Temple Emanuel, Grand Rap-
ids, will represent the Jewish
Chautauqua Society as lecturer
at Central Michigan University,
Mount Pleasant, Tuesday, April
18, and will speak at chapel
at 8 p.m. on the subject "Juda-
ism's Quest for Meaning."

TEL AVIV NON-STOP!

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the only non-stop flight from New York to Tel Aviv.
Non-stop service starts June 11th. On the way back,
stop over at London, Paris, Rome. See your travel agent
or EL AL, 570 Hanna Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio, MAin
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