WI. XL, No. 20
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
H istad rut
Reply to Bigots
and Civil Rights
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State Dept. 'Deeply. Concerned'
Over USSR Anti-Semitism; More
Evidence Exposed by Bnai Brith
Israel Goveroment Sells
Land for Reform Temple
NEW YORK (JTA)—Property containing land and buildings
to house a Liberal synagogue in the State of Israel has been
purchased in Jerusalem by the World Union for Progressive Judaism,_
it was announced here. This represents the first permanent site for
a Reform house of worship in Israel.
The property will serve one of three Progressive congregations
in Israel.• It will also serve as offices for the World Union. Others
are located in Herzlia and Nazareth. Until now all three congrega-
tions had been using rented facilities.
The new property was purchased from the Israeli government
at a cost of $70,000. The land encompasses 19,000 square meters
and includes three stone buildings built 27 years ago.
Royalties from Eichmann's
Book to Go To His Lawyer
TEL AVIV (JTA) Dr. Robert Servatius, chief of defense for
the convicted Adolf Eichmann, said he has obtained exclusive rights
for the royalties expected from publication of Eichmann's 500-page
book of memoirs, written - while the former Gestapo colonel has
been in Israeli prisons. Eichmann, under sentence of death—which
Dr. Servatius is appealing to the Supreme Court—is now putting the
finishing touches on his 500-page book in his death cell.
The attorney, who left Israel Monday for Germany, said he
believed the royalties from publication of the book will probably
be enough to cover the defense costs in full. The volume will be
Eichmann's "true atonement," he said, adding that Eichmann will
warn the youth of the world against a revival of Nazism.
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Republican Senator Kenneth - Keating of New
York said he has been advised by the State Department that the United States
Government "is deeply concerned" about reports of Soviet anti-Semitism, but
finds it ".difficult to contribute to the direct solution of the problem of minori-
ties in a territory where the Soviet government exercises full control."
The Department indicated it thinks that pressure by private Jewish organ-
izations might be helpful. As one course of action, it suggested that "a useful
purpose" may be served by "appropriate publicity in this country on the
initiative of religious groups themselves, without any reference to the United
States Government, concerning violations of the rights of their co-religionists in
the Soviet Union." The Department's view, expressed by Assistant Secretary
Frederick Dutton, were put forth in a letter to Senator Keating.
For its own part, the U. S. Government "has endeavored through every
available means to bring the inhuman actions of the Communist regime to the
attention of all peoples' in the belief that "the force of world opinion can be
an important factor," Dutton's letter said. The State Department official stressed
that the U. S. delegatipn to the United Nations is "kept fully informed in this
respect and they will seek, as they have in the past, an appropriate occasion to
direct attention to the violation of human rights in Cdmmunist-controlled areas
in the home of bringing relief to people who are unjustly treated."
In terms of specific actions, Dutton pointed out that the UN Subcommission
on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities conducted a study
--with U. S. backing and over Soviet objections — which will be considered by
UN Human Rights Commission in March. Dutton expressed the belief "that
the discussion of this issue by the Subcommittee may have had at least some
effect on reducing anti-Semitic propaganda in the Soviet Union."
The State Department letter was in 'reply to queries by Sen. Keating con-
cerning reports of evidence of anti-Semitism in several black market trials and
synagogue closings in Russia. The Department said that it would have to hold up-
an official position on these specific issues, pending confirmations of the re-
ports. "It is not clear from available information whether police action against
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Goodmans Donate $1,000.000 for U.S. Foundation for Hebrew,
NEW YORK, (JTA)—A donation of $1,000,000 to the newly established Tarbuth Foundation (Foundation for Hebrew Cul-
ture) by Abraham Goodman and his brother, Jacob Goodman of Brooklyn, veteran Zionists and prominent industrialists, was
announced by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, original sponsor of the Foundation.
The announcement was made at a luncheon at the Delmonico Hotel to mark the establishment of the Foundation, which was
attended by a large group of prominent Zionist and civic leaders. Israel Ambassador to the United States, Avraham Harman, was
among the guests who addressed the gathering.
making public the establishment' of the Tarbuth Foundation, recently incorporated under the laws of the State of New York,
and the Goodmans' contribution of the first million dollars, Dr. Neumann, who presided, outlined some of the salient features
of the program of the newly established Foundation.
He disclosed that in accordance with the wishes of the donors, $750,000 will be earmarked and applied for the specific purpose
of making it possible in this city an accredited degree-granting college of Hebrew studies as a national institution on a non-
• denominational basis. The balance, amounting to $250,000, will be aVailable for other purposes within the scope and program
of the Foundation.
Other purposes of the Foundation as set forth by Dr. Neumann include:
' 1. To alleviate the shortage of qualified teachers prepared to make Hebrew teaching their career by providing grants and
. scholarships for students desirous of becoming qualified teachers, and providing in-service training for Hebrew teachers to
deepen their, knowledge and enhance their competence.
2. The development of a program for promoting Hebrew education among children, adolescents and adults by cooperating
. with existing summer camas and institutes and helping to establish new ones in which a Hebrew atmosphere will prevail and
Ulpanim will be conducted.
3. The Foundation will publish or encourage the publication of books and periodicals, more especially for children and youth,
but also for adults possessing some knowledge of Hebrew.
4. The Foundation will cooperate with other agencies in a sustained effort to bring about a new and better climate of
opinion through a campaign of education among parents and community leaders in favor of Hebrew studies generally, and more
particularly in favor of assigning a more prominent place to the Hebrew language and literature. in the curriculum of all Jewish
In connection with the earmarking of $750,000 for an accredited degree-granting College for Hebrew Studies, Dr. Neu-
mann pointed out that "there is in this city, the well known institution, the Herzliah =Hebrew Teachers' Institute, with a proud
record of 40 years of notable achievement to its credit." He said that "there is reason to hope that Herzliah will meet all
necessary requirements and conditions, including those deemed essential by the donors, and develop into a duly accredited
college under the laws of the State of New York."
Dr. Neumann also announced that the Tarbuth Foundation will be governed by a board of directors in formation, composed
of men of high standing dedicated to this cause. He revealed that, in addition to Messrs. Goodman and himself, the board will
include the following: Prof. Abraham Halkin, New York; Prof. Mordecai M. Kaplan, New York; Philip Lown,'Boston; Louis E.
Levinthal, Philadelphia; David Morgenstern, New York; Simon H. Rifkind, New York; William Salzman, New York, and Ralph
Wechsler, Newark, N.J. Abba Eban, former Israel Ambassador to the United States and now Minister of Education of the State
of Israel, is honorary chairman of the Foundation.
Abraham Goodman, now treasurer of the Jewish Agency, Inc.„ has been active in the Zionist movement and in the furtherance
of Hebrew education since boyhood. Last year he was honored at a testimonial dinner of the ZOA in New York commemorat-
ing the. 13th anniversary of the United Nations decision to establish the State of Israel. For many years he served as treasurer
and national vice-president of the ZOA and• plays a leading role in the efforts for the United Jewish Appeal and Israel Bonds
and in the promotion of private investments in Israel. -
His brother, Jacob Goodman, saw service as a member of the Jewish Legion in Palestine during World War I. Now associate
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Dr. Emanuel Neumann