A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.
NEW YORK — Two groups of Jewish immigrants, all over
living side by side in Israel under similar conditions, are
being used in tests to support the theory of a causal relationship
between high cholesterol animal fat diet and heart disease,
the Joint Distribution Committee reported here. . . . William B.
Ball, executive director of the Pennsylvania Catholic Welfare
Committee and a constitutional lawyer, was quoted here as say-
ing that Jews are in error in opposing federal aid to religious
education because such education is "the best guarantee" against
religious and racial injustice . . . Groundbreaking ceremonies
were held here for the construction of a new $4 million building
to house the facilities of the Yeshiva Torah Vodaath and Mesifta
in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
BOSTON—Officials of the Hebrew Home for the Aged report
that the Home's new $5 million quarters in West Roxbury will
be the largest• centralized home for the aged in the United States.
ROCHESTER—Jewish women in this country represent 42
per cent of the total contributors to Jewish federations, welfare
funds and community councils and raise 11 per cent of the total
monies contributed, it was reported here at a Women's Division
Institute arranged by the Council of Jewish Federations and
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Classes of St. Mary's High School, a .
Catholic parochial' school, were being held today in rooms pro-
vided rent-free by the Mishkan Israel Synagogue until the
school's new facilities are ready next January.
HARTFORD, Conn.—The resident population of the Hebrew
Home for the Aged here has grown tremendously in the last six
years, increasing from 70 . in 1956 to 190 in 1962, according to a
report issued by the facility's executive director, Martin S.
CLINTON, Conn.—Recent attacks voiced against Israel in
this country concerning the Soblen deportation case were due
to bias and ignorance of the facts, Dr. Emanuel Neumann,
American member of the Jewish Agency executive, told the
national convention here of the Student Zionist Organization.
BALTIMORE—The first of three Jewish education projects
being aided by the Baltimore Jewish Education Board opened
this week in a program to help communities of young Jewish
families with the inauguration of a $20,000 educational wing for
the Beth Israel Congregation.
LOS ANGELES—Beth Jacob Congregation is offering, - for a
limited time membership at reduced fees for young couples.
WINNIPEG—Families in the $6.000-plus income groups are
not paying tuition fees for the Jewish education of their children
adequate to their income status, according to an evaluation made
by the Jewish Welfare Fund's educational committee.
BUENOS AIRES — The possibility of a merger of the two
competing World Confederations of General Zionists was the
main topic of discussions here at the national convention of the
Argentine General Zionists affiliated with the Confederation
headed by Dr. Emanuel Neumann . . . The first of a series of
regional Jewish conferences sponsored by the DAIA. the central
body of Argentine Jewry, to strengthen provincial Jewish com-
munities. heard a report on the perils of Nazi infiltration in South
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NEW YORK, (JTA)—Charges
that a Democratic State Assem-
bly candidate has caused the
distribution of "vicious, anti-
Semitic leaflets" in front of
Catholic churches, in an effort
to defeat another Democrat
who is Jewish, were made here
by the Jewish candidate.
Involved are Hyman J. Green-
berg and James McGinniss, both
of Queens, one of the boroughs
of New York City. According to
Greenberg, the leaflets, printed
in red, were passed out in front
of Catholic churches in Queens
last Sunday and "directly and
by innuendo cast aspersions on
the Jewish people." The leaf-
lets, said Greenberg, were de-
signed "to tell the people that
it's a Jew named Greenberg
who is running."
The leaflets also stated:
"Would you want Liberty Ave-
nue to become a Pitkin Avenue
every Sunday? We would not!"
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oughfare in Brownsville, a sec-
tion of Brooklyn, where many
Sabbath-observing Jewish store-
keepers keep their shops open
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CASABLANCA, (JTA) —The
Moroccan newspaper Ahkbar
Ed Dounia, which favors the
policies of President Nasser of
Egypt, asserted that the Moroc-
can Council of Ministers was
considering the arrest of cer-
tain Jewish leaders for allegedly
"plotting" against the security
The publication asserted that
a number of "political meet-
ings" had been held by Jewish
community leaders "to discuss
anti - Moroccan action." The
newspaper, like the Minister for
Islamic Affairs, regarded Mor-
occan Jews as "proteges" and
not as equals of Moroccan Mos-
lems. The editorial concluded
with some favorable comment
on Hitler and Adolf Eichmann.
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BERLIN—About 150 persons, including several members of
the West German parliament, signed a petition to parliament
requesting that the Federal Republic establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel.
COBLENZ—The trial of Georg Heuser and 13 co-defendants
accused of killing more than 30,000 Jews and Russians during
World War II will open Oct. 30 before the Coblenz Jury Court.
BADEN BADEN — A 48-year-old pianist was arrested in a
restaurant here at the request of the public prosecutor on charges
of having made anti-Semitic remarks.
HAMBURG—An attorney here. Dietrich Allers, was arrested
on charges of collaborating with Dr. Werner Heyde, the Nazi
"euthanasia doctor," in carrying out the latter's program of kill-
ing large groups of Jews and others.
BONN—Thirteen defendants will go on trial here before a
jury court in November on charges of murder and complicity
in the slaughter of some 130,000 Jews at Chalmno, a Nazi death
camp near Poznan, during World War II.
PARIS—French President Charles de Gaulle has decided to
name a special Minister for Repatriates who will prepare a plan
for integrating into the French economy the more than 500,000
Algerian refugees, including 100,000 Jews, now living in France.
. . . Israel's Finance Minister" Levi Eshkol announced here Sun-
day night—as he left for the United States after a quick stop-over
for a conference with Prime Minister Georges Pompidou—that
he would meet with non-Jewish bankers in New York who are
considering the establishment of a $25,000,000 investment fund
JERUSALEM — Prof. Aharon Katzir (Katchalsky), 49-year-
old chemist, was inducted as president of the National Academy
of Sciences, succeeding Dr. Martin Buber . . • An archeological
"discovery unearthed several months near Beisan, Israel, thought
at first to have been part of a Byzantine structure, has turned
out to be the remains of a synagogue dating back to the fifth
century of the Common Era, scientists announced here . . •
Israel's recent immigration increases have created a labor short-
age, instead of the feared unemployment, the Bank of Israel
reported in an economic survey.
TEL AVIV — Theodore D. Feder, a native of Milwaukee,
Wis., and until recently head of the Joint Distribution Committee
operations in Iran, has been appointed director general of Mal-
ben, the JDC services in Israel . . . B. M. Meiri, former director-
general of the State Controller's Office, was elected controller
of the Jewish Agency at a meeting of the presidium of the
World Zionist Actions Committee.
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1 1 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, Se ptember 14, 1962
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