Israel Supreme Court Hears Case
of Convert Claiming Jewishness
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Claims Needs of East
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The rael's War of Independence but
present this complaint in the
Side Jews Are Ignored
question of whether a Jew can was not permitted to do so by
hope that the .affected families
Editor, The Jewish News:
remain a Jewish national after his Catholic order.
It is a matter of deep con- will contact the rabbinical and
Refeisen -cOmes from a Polish
conversion to another faith was
cern that the Jewish people communal bodies for the assist-
placed before Israel's Supreme traditional Jewish family and has
have concentrated in the north- ance they need.)
a brother iri a kibbutz. He posed
west area with no regard for
The case involves an order to as a Christian during World War
the religious and dietary needs
the Israel Ministry of the in-
of those living under more
terior to show cause why Israeli in a Nazi
moderate conditions on the East
and to work
citizenship under the Law of Re- post to save
turn should not be granted to with the anti-Nazi underground.
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As a result, many East Side
"Brother Daniel," who, as Os- When he was discovered, he
wald Refeisen, converted to
and visiting Christian churches.
Christianity in 1942 in Poland. he spent some time and became
The plaintiff came to Israel in a convert. Later he joined a
to the Jewish people of lesser
1959 and now lives in a Carmel- group of Russian partisans with
circumstances in the East Side
ite monastery in Haifa. j whom he remained until the end
area who need a Temple and
Testimony indicated that the of the war. He speaks a fluent
kosher food and the association
Ministry had been willing to Hebrew.
of their Jewish brethren.
Indications were that it would
grant him naturalization as an
East Side Jewish Family
Israeli but he insisted that citi- be some time before the Supreme MISS RENEE WASSERMAN
(Editor's Note: While The
zenship be given him specifically Court handed down a decision in
under the Law of Return. He the unique case.
man of Adrian Rd., Southfield,
contended that his "Jewish na-
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conversion. For nearly five
to Dr. Leonard M. Kalfuss, son Elects Officers
hours, the five justices listened Launch Campaign
of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Kal-
David Gornbein has been
to arguments of the contending Against Kashruth
fuss of Montreal, Que.
elected president of the Jewish
attorneys before a courtroom
In a report for the Anti
The bride-elect is a student Center Culture Club, comprised
filled to capacity by an audience
Defamation League of Bnai . in the College of Literature, of retired senior citizens.
which included monks and nuns.
Brith, Milton Ellerin describes Science and Arts, University of
Other officers are Lucy Siegel
The State Attorney, quoting
the activities of two southern Michigan, and is affiliated with and Sam Liberson, vice-presi-
from rabbinical literature, Jew-
bigots who have launched a Delta Phil Epsilon sorority. dents; Sam Hochman, treasurer;
when you have your next bar-
ish historians, sociologists, Theo-
mitzvah or wedding party, and
campaign against kashruth.
Her fiance attended Queens and Harry Kroll and Jennie Schubin-
you want to save money—ask
dor Herzl's writings and a vast
More sophisticated shoppers McGill Medical Schools and is er, secretaries; Oscar Sacks, hos-
your friends and relatives to
file of other sources, contended
take the movies. if you want
know that a circled U on a food an alumnus of Tau Epsilon Phi pitality; Sam Hochnian, publicity
that the apostate not only aban- label means that the product
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dons the Jewish religion but also was made under the rabbinical fraternity. He is presently serv- and Yiddish paper; and Jennie
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his people and hence separates supervision of the Union of ing in residency at Receiving Schubiner, English paper. All
meetings are conducted in Yid-
himself from the Jewish people Orthodox Jewish Congregations Hospital.
for Whom, and only for whom, of America, that K means that
the Law of Return was enacted. an individual rabbi has certi-
500 Jews Remain
God loves the stranger; He
He said that the State of Is- fied that the product was made
provides him with food a n d
rael could not tell the Jews of according to traditional Jewish in Katanga Capital.
the world that a Jew who con- dietary laws, that Pareve means
NEW YORK (JTA) — Only
verted to Christianity remained
that the product is, by tradi- 500 Jews remain in Elizabeth-
a Jew from the point of view tional Jewish standards, neutral, ville, capital of Katanga, the
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He contended that an apostate
milk ingredients. last year had a Jewish commu-
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abandons his people's heritage
"But these two fellows have pity totaling more than 1,250
Done in a Distinctive
and excludes himself by the posi- their own interpretation," El
persons, it was reported by the
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tive step of conversion.
lerin says. They tell people that New York Times.
The convert's attorney argued "there are three hidden, coded
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added that the convert gave up Passover season at Eastertime." repairs to the synagogue which
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to Israel because he felt himself "this practice of kosherism in- cent fighting.
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to be a Jewish national. In 1948, eludes addition and substitution
"So far we have spent 270.000
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the attorney said, the convert of foreign ingredients . . . that francs ($5,400)," Rabbi Levy
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