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February 09, 1962 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-02-09

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Jewish Congress Petitions for Halt
of Bible Reading in N.Y. Schools

American Jewish Congress called
on the New York City Board of
Education to discontinue Bible
reading in the city's public
In a letter to the board, the
Jewish Congress charged that
school Bible reading is "wide-
spread" in the city school system.
This practice, the American Jew-
ish Congress stated, is appar-
ently in accordance with Section
90, Subdivision 30 of the by-
laws of the Board of Education,
repeated in the Board's 1960
handbook for principals of ele-
mentary schools, which states:
"The regular assemblies of all
schools shall be opened by read-
ing to the pupils a portion of
the Bible without comment."
The letter to the Board called
attention to the unanimous rul-
ing of a Federal District Court
in Philadelphia last week, hold-
ing the daily reading of the Bible
in public schools unconstitutional.
The letter also cited a comment
on the decision by a spokesman
for the State Education Depart-
ment in Albany that Bible read-
ing was illegal in the public


schools of New York State.
The Board was urged in the
letter to annul its by-law and
issue a •directive to all public
schools to "discontinue the read-
ing of the Bible as an act of
devotion and, whereever it may
still be in practice, to discon-
tinue as well the recitation of
the Lord's Prayer."

Ben-Gurion, Buber
Are Friends Again

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Kosher Food Exhibit, 'Humane Slaughter' Bill Pending
Contest Highlight
in N.Y. Won't Affect Jewish Ritual
Kashruth Campaign
ALBANY (JTA)—A "humane tions of this bill, said Conklin.

The preparation of kosher
foods will be demonstrated Thurs-
day at the Oak Park Dexter Davi-
son Market's ' "Kosher Food Ex-
The exhibit will be part of a
campaign by the Great Lakes
Regional Branch of the Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions to revitalize kashruth ob-
servance in Detroit. A commit-
tee of women will be at the
market to inform shoppers about
kashruth observance and free
kits of sample foods and litera-
ture will be given out.
Food Exhibit Chairman Mrs.
David Dombey is seeking volun-
teers to help prepare the ex-
hibit and kits of kosher foods.
General chairman of the card-
paign is Mrs. Joshua Sperka.
Mrs. Oscar Bank is president of
the Great Lakes Chapter of the
U.O.J.C. Women's Branch.
A literary contest in conjunc-
tion with the kashruth campaign
is being held among Detroit and
Windsor religious school chil-
The contest, which will close
Feb. 28, is open to youths be-
tween the ages of 10 and 13
and those who are 14 to 18. They
are asked to write essays, poems,
playlets or short stories dealing
with the purpose and practice of
For entry blanks, call literary
contest chairman, Mrs. David J.
Cohen, UN 4-7521.

JERUSALEM — Prime Min-
ister Ben-Gurion seems to have
patched up his political differ-
ences with Prof. Martin Buber.
For the first time since Buber
had criticized Ben-Gurion
publicly over the Pinhas Lavon
affair—the issue which caused
the last government to quit and
brought about new elections-
Ben-Gurion attended a meeting
of the Classics Translation Pro-
jects Committee held in Buber's
The Premier had resigned
from that committee, which is
headed by Bub e r, after the
famous philosopher had made
some remarks about the Premier
which Ben-Gurion considered
Rabbi Jakobovitz
to Address Banquet of At the meeting, the committee
to proceed with further
Young Israel Council decided
translation into Hebrew of
Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovitz, significant classics, including
spiritual leader of New York's works by Alfred North White-
Fifth Avenue Synagogue, will head and Henry David Thoreau.
be guest speaker at the - annual
banquet of
the Young Is-
rael Council
of Metropoli-,
tan Detroit
February 21
at Rainbow
Terrace, an-
nounced Erry
S. Loewenthal,
Council presi-
A frequent
contributor to journals both
To reduce saturated fats in your family's
here and abroad, Rabbi Jakobo-
vitz is considered an authority
diet—MAR-PARV is now made with pu
on medicine in Jewish law. He
is the author of "Jewish Medi-
corn oil and other vegetable oils . • p
cal Ethics," recently published
by the Philosophical Library.
unsaturated to preserve their natural gh
David I. Berris is chairman
linoleic content. This important "Hi
of the Council fund-raising corn-
mittee. For reservations, call
is the biggest food news in
UN 1-7691.

New Orleans Jewish
Federation, Welfare
Fund Are Merged


slaughter" bill, pending in the
New York State Legislature, is
not intended to affect Jewish
ritual slaughter, according to a
statment by State Senator Wil-
liam T. Conklin, sponsor of the
"There have been some mis-
understandings and misconcep-
tions regarding the true inten-

Beth Abraham Tells
of Plans for Youth;
Confirmands' Parents

Boys aged 12 and over are in-
vited to join the Tefillin Group
of Beth Abraham synagogue,
announce Sam Sweet and Israel
The group meets at
gogue in the Len
each Sunday fro
for services,
rpretatisn of
prayers and
A "Buildi
Bricks for Your
Future" c paign is undlothe
Marvin Fo nd
David K , according t
ous Sch
derman. unds fr
will be ed to pur
a film
projecto and film strip
of Beth Abra
and Bnos
will meet
b. 22.
ers of '
the group a man Gold-
stein, chairman; Mrs. Morris
Davis, vice chairman; Dr. Rob-
ert Schlaff, secretary and Ed-
ward Blau, treasurer. •


"Ritual slaughter is declared to
be a humane method by the bill,
which expressly provides that
`the term humane method means
a method in accordance with
ritual requirements of the Jew-
ish faith or any other religious
faith.' "
The bill by Conklin, who is a
Republican from Brooklyn, was
endorsed by Arthur L. Amund-
sen, chairman of the New York
State Slaughter Committee.

Rothschilds Memorial
Makes Donation to
Weizmann Institute

Teletype Wire
to The wish News)

JERUSALE — The Weiz-
Institute nnounced
Wed sday it
d received a
gift of 270,000
unds sterling
($750,000) fro
the Edmond
James de Rot
ilds Memorial
Group of Lo
n for additional
1 bre
a houses at the
e donor group made
a gif
$890,000 in 1960 for
ablishment of two experi-
tal animal houses.



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Jewish Federation of New Or-
leans and the New Orleans Jew-
ish Welfare Fund were merged
into a Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion at a dinner meeting here
marking the 50th anniversary of
the Federation.
The charters of the two or-
ganizations were amended to
make the merger possible and
and a 45-member board of trus-
tees was elected to govern the
new unified central fund-raising
and fund-dispensing agency. The
Welfare Fund was set up in
1936 to collect and distribute
money for various Jewish needs.
Roswel J. Weil was elected as
first president of the merged

Youngstown Federation
Approves Kosher Food

board of directors of the Youngs-
town Jewish Federation has ap-
proved a policy calling for
kosher meals at functions of
Youngstown fund-raising to which
the entire Jewish community is
The board said in a resolution
that future fund campaign com-
mittees should "endeavor to have
the functions served in observ-
ance to the dietary laws."

Student fees at the Univer-
sity of Michigan have doubled
in 12 years.


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