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February 16, 1962 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-02-16

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U.S. Jewish Farm Youth May A

for Hirsch Fund Grants

ricultural Society in
n• • aughters o ac
A renewal of last year's s •
Last article of a series
ng Jewish.farmers in need of finan- 1900.
arship program for
girls de- cial assistance who are enrolled
Jewish farm b •
BY TULLA ZEVI
roughout
The society ha
college was
siring to
(Copyright, 1962, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
ation-
*
*
*
y the Jewish Agri- in a • college or university in its history carried on
annou
ex-
. 62- al activities which inc lu
the
United
States
for
the
19
Society,
an
affiliate
of
CU
MADRID — We took up with The pamphlet's first edition
tension work and inforff
1963
academic
year
are
eligible
aron
de
Hirsch
Fund.
Max Mazin, president of the of 20,000 copies was soon sold
for t • se awards which will be publication- It has also
The society noted that it h
Madrid Jewish Community, the out and a reprint was promp
ola hip programs
mad on the bas . of merit and d
r awarded 47 scholarships for t
subject of education. As far as made. Other publications,
dents of griculture.
ne
1961-62
academic
year
as
c
ws-
Catholic religious teaching in articles followed. Ya, th
repre
he Baron de irsch F d c ent •rogr
ion of pared to 16 in 1960-61 w
public schools is concerned, paper of the Catholic
in of
ou
ro
h
an'
a
y rs a: in
vas •stablished
icle on the program began. Thi
Mazin stated- that, although no Spain, published an
vities.
v'
grant •ws t , se
to
law or religion exists to. exempt the Eichmann tria nd other crease was due to a ge
irsc
ions, to be filed be=
nited States.
subjects, grant from the Baron d
Jewish children from such les- articles on Jew
June. 1, can be obtained
scho
r functions was
sons, exemption "de facto" can which could hay een written Fund for the number
from the ofice of the Jewish
arships to be given f 1962-63 help Jewish farmers
be granted. He added, however, by any of us Je •
number order to work
ensively Agricultural Society, 386 Park,
that most Jewish families avoid
The success f these initia- at least to equal t
is year. in t • •
established the S., New York, 16, N.Y.
the issue by sending their chil- tives encourag
Mazin to in- in the current aca
dren to the French, British or tensify and d lop them. In
American schools in the Span- Paris, he conta
Father Paul
ish capital.
Jew and
Demann, a cony
More interesting and impor- a leading Catholi
tant than the relation between who, over the past deca e, has
the Jews and the civil authori- been most active in working
ties is, in the opinion of Mazin, for improved Catholic teachings
the attitude of a part of the about Judaism.
Spanish clergy toward the
Father Demann • agreed to
Jews, which seems to be mov- come to Madrid and lecture on:
ing along a pattern which has "Jews and ChriStians: Their
no precedents in Spanish his- Mutual Relations." The gather-
ing, held at the Higher Insti-
tory.
In 1942, Jews were tragically tute for Scientific Research,
placed by Church and State, under the chairmanship of the
bet wee n two alternatives: dean. of the Faculty • of Letters
either become converts or of Madrid - University, was at-
leave. Tod a y, understanding tended by 200 persons, includ-
and a certain desire of cooper- ing members of the Catholic
ation and atoning for the intol- hierarchy. It was favorably re-
erance of the past seem to be ported by leading Spanish
gradually developing among newspapers.
the Catholic clergy of Spain.
A few days later, a Chris-
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"It all started last April,
DAY JETOURXST
.NIGHT JETOURIST
form-ed-,
the
first
in
Spanish
during the Eichmann trial,"
his t or y. "Amistad Judeo-
Mazin recalls. Owing to the
Christiana," as the group is
presence of many Nazis, pro-
Nazis and former Nazis on _ called, has already drafted a
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"Declaration of Principles"
Spanish soil, incidents were
in seven points, stressing that
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cate prejudice and promote
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precisely among those who,
mutual understanding and
in centuries past, had been
the inspirers, promoters and better relations between Jews
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and Christians.
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secutions.
A first meeting with Mon- which will hold weekly meet-
Morning and afternoon $ 5425
signor Lahiguera, Deputy Bish- in• s, includes' a .representative
op of Madrid, clearly indicated of the Bishop of Madrid, Sister
that Mr. Mazin had taken the Esperanza, Mother Superior of
Also fast DC-7's from Detroit to
right step. The Monsignor the Order of Our Lady of Zion,-
showed great interest in the together with Mazin and Louis
W. PALM BEACH • ATLANTA • NEW ORLEANS
problems which were being out- Blitz, honorary president of the
lined to him and expressed his Madrid community.
HOUSTON • JACKSONVILLE
desire to cooperate. From then
Mazin was invited to talk to
on, joint Christian-Jewish ini- 100 pupils of the "Institute of
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Father Jose Maria Javierre, in- Irun. "Those young men, re-
troduced by Mazin, addressed calls Mazin, "had obviously
the "Cultural Center of the never seen a Jew in their lives,
Jewish Students of Madrid" on and I felt them staring at me
"A Dissertation on Christian- to find out how a Jew really
Jewish themes." A debate fol- looked. I told them an Arab
tale about a man, who felt fear
lowed. _
•the air line with the
A series of meetings with and hatred for a shadow emerg-
the highest representatives of ing menacingly at his side. He
Ask about
the PPC (Propaganda Popular later found out that the shad-
BARGAIN WINTER
Catolica) resulted in the publi- ow, which had been frightening
cation, last June, of a pamphlet him, actually was the one of
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cizes the centuries-old Catholic the - brother in each other."
At 'the end of the meeting,
"teaching of contempt" against
the Jews, and proclaims: "In no the young men, each of them a
way can • a Christian reproach future priest, pledged them-
the entire Jewish ,people for selves to discuss with two
the assassination of Christ . . . other young priests what they
A series of false, anti-Christian had learned at the meeting, and
ideas, unfortunately persisting each of these would again talk
up to our days, have supplied a to two others.
"You see how far and deep
pretext to commit thousands of
horrors against the God-chosen this work of ours can go," says
Mazin. In fact, it is important
people."
After recalling the statement not only for. Spain's 3,500 Jews;
made in 1938 by Pope Pius XI, it might have positive reper-
that "it is impossible for Chris- cussions also for the close to
tians to take part in anti- one million Jews living among
Semitism," and after praising the 200,0000,000 Catholics of
the present Pope's elimination Latin America, the majority of
of "perfidis Judaeis" from the whom receive spiritual and re-
Good Friday liturgy, the pam- ligious guidance from a clergy
phlet concludes: "We shall not educated in Spain.
"In my opinion," concludes
be able to call ourselves Chris-
tians if we shall not do every- Mazin, "this new attitude of the
thing in our power to fight Spanish clergy, which finds in-
against all forms of anti-Semi- spiration and support also in
tism, and if we shall not love the spirit which is animating
with all our hearts the people Pope John XXIII toward the
among whom our Lord was Jews, is one of the most impor-
tant and "encouraging events in
born."
"The text of the pam- the history of Christian-Jewish
phlet," Mazin recalls, "was relations in this land."
submitted to me before publi-
Tuberculosis gets its name
cation, and all my sugges-
tions were taken into consid- from the fact that the body
eration. This is something usually encases • invading TB
which had certainly never germs in a small - capsule, or
tubercle.
happened before, here."

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13 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, February 16, 1962

The Jews of Spain

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