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January 18, 1963 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-01-18

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Urges Religion Take Role in Politics

American Jewish Committee;
American Jewish Congress;
Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith; Bnai Brith; Jewish
Labor Cominittee; National
Community Relations Advisory
Council; National Conference of
Synagogue' Youth of the .Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America, National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women, National
Federations of Temple Sister-
hoods and of Temple Youth of
the UAHC, National Women's
League of the United Synagogue
of America, Rabbinical Assem-
bly, Rabbinical Council of Amer-
ica, Union of American Hebrew

Congregations, Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Congregations of
America, United Synagoue of
America, and the United Syna-
gogue Youth.

(Continued from Page 1)
Black Muslims in the United speakers pleaded for action
The effect of such a role on States and their dangers.
towards elimination of racial
the American scene would be
Albert Vorspan, director of and religious prejudice in this
two-fold, he said. "First it will the Commission on Social Ac- country.

check the growth of a civic non- tion of the Union of American
Dr. Heschel said that "educa-
denominational, non-traditional Hebrew Congregations, who did
religion which must inevitably not allude to Mr. Stringfellow's tion in intergroup relations
culminate in a national idolatry. stricture on Negro anti-Semit- must be a major goal in reli-
"Secondly, I believe that it ism, said that "growing dicho- gious education, on both ele-
Certified Master Watchmaker
will reinforce the effort to estab- tomies" are building racial ten- mentary and adult level." He
and Jeweler
lish racial justice, for example, sions and are feeding the Black called attention to the Negro
problem
and
stressed
that
"the
with an authority and impetus Muslims.
18963 Livernois Ave.
plight of the Negro must be-
no non-religious institution can
Earlier
in
the
conference,
come our most important con-
UN 1-8184
equal."
integration leader Dr. Martin cern."
OPEN THURS. TO 9 P.M.
The conference turned for a Luther King, Jr., urged dele-
Rabbi Mark called for a
time Tuesday from anti-Negro gates to clean their own houses
prejudices to anti-Semitism. The by desegregating their congre- clearer concept" of the relation
subject was projected formally gations in both mixed and all- of religion to the social, politi-
A PHONE CALL WILL SAVE YOU MANY $$
cal, educational and economic
at a morning plenary session at- white neighborhoods.
problems of life. He noted that
tended by the more than 1,000
He further suggested that the Hebrew prophets preached
delegates and observers, lay and churches
and synagogues help "against corrupt politics, land
clerical, participating in the Negro families to move into
monopoly, social injustice, ra-
four-day sessions.
white neighborhoods, eliminate cial bigortry, national arro-
Anti-Semitism was hit forth- racial barriers in employment at gance."
inaw
rightly by Dr. Franklin H. Lit- their affiliated schools and hos-
PONTIAC,1V11CHIGAN
Pointing
out
that
the
great
tell, professor of church his- pitals and invoke economic sanc-
tory at one of American Pro- tion against companies that prac- religious communions of our
DODGE - DART
country, Catholic, Protestant
testantism's foremost educa- tice discrimination.
DODGE TRUCK
and
Jewish,
have
affirmed
on
tional institutions, the Chi-
PAUL NEWMAN
The conference came under
Sales Mgr
338-4541
many
occasions
that
all
men
are
President
cago Theological Seminary. attack by Rev. Malcolm Boyd,
BARNEY TEAL
created
equal
in
the
image
of
The sessions was presided by Episcopal chaplain at Wayne
THE HOUSE SERVICE IS BUILDING
Rabbi Erwin M. Blank, chair- State University. He charged God, Rabbi Mark said: "It is one
man of the Social Action Com- that the sessions were full of thing to proclaim lofty teach- ro*.0 4%.0" Noo• ■ •00.• ■■ ••y.okoom%• ■■ ,,,,,,mlikom%••=14„.0.4,.....,....
mission of the Synagogue platitudes but lacking in con- ings which envisage a society
Council of America, one of troversy and that delegates where all human beings live to-
Strictly
Kosher
the three national organiza- failed to address themselves to gether as brothers. It is quite
something else to implement
• Meats and
tions which convened the con- areas of serious disagreement.
Poultry
ference.
"I feel that we have not ade- these principles of simple jus-
tice."
"Anti-Semitism," Dr. Littell quately represented the feelings
SOMETHING
NEW
!!
!
"In this battle to build a
said, "is perhaps the surest seis- of the Negro lower class or
READY MADE — SEASONED
mographic measurement of to- opened up some painful racial society," he concluded, "and a
"MEAT
LOAF" (MUSHROOM)
talitarian systems and pretotali- wounds which Negroes and world in which the dignity of
tarian movements. The reasons white alike fear exposing before every human being is jealous-
• Ready Made Hamburger Patties
• Cartwheels
ly guarded, and the equality
are two-fold. In the first place, each other," he said.
• Mock Chicken
of all men taken for granted,
The sessions also were ad-
• Veal for Scalopini
on the edge of the jungle the
the forces of religion, if they
• Seasoned Meat Balls
law is an especially wonderful dressed by Dr. Abraham J.
are true to their purpose,
thing and those who represent Herschel, of the Jewish Theo-
must, both by precept and ex-
the ancient tradition of law and logical Seminary of America;
ample, be in the forefront—
order in societies where vio- Rabbi Julius Mark, president
leading, not 'following, coura-
WE DELIVER — UN 1-4770
lence and anarchy are incipient of the Synagogue Council of
geously fulfilling their pro-
are the special targets of wicked America; Albert Cardinal
Member Detroit Kosher
phetic mission of being the
men who live by chaos. More Meyer, Archbishop of Chi-
Meat
Dealers Association
conscience
of
mankind."
cago;
and
J.
Irwin
Miller,
important, however, the Jews
This Shield Is Your Protection
Jewish organizations listed as
are special objects of animosity president of the National
when people are determined to Council of Churches. All four conference participants are
revert to tribal religion.
"Whether personally religious
or not, the Jew by his very ex-
istence represents the God of
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and
his authorship of world history.
This is what 'the baptized also
stand for in the baptismal and
confirmation vows. But when
totalitarian movements arise,
the Gentile can take on protec-
five coloration, he can aposta-
size, revert to a more primitive
state, betray his baptism. The
Jew cannot.
"It can be truly said that
those millions of Jews who
suffered and died in Hitler's
Europe were martyred for
what the Christians would
have been martyred for—had
they stayed Christians. In a
mysterious way, both in dis-
aster and creativity, the Jews
and the Christians are united
in a common disaser.
"It is not accident, but a
dreadful portent, that precisely
at the moment when white citi-
zens councils, circuit riders,
minute men, John Birchers and
all the denizens of the political
sewers are uniting to attack the
Supreme Court, the remaining
centers of free discussion among
the churches, the universities
and the trade unions — syna-
gogues should be bombed in
our cities.
"Christians are spiritual Sem-
ites. The only tribal religion
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tribalism, whether racist or to-
t alit arian— ideologically is
rooted in hatred of the church
and her claims even though the
Jews are often the first victims
of the revolt out of the abyss."
William Stringfellow, a New
York attorney who empha-
sized that he is a "white An-
glo-Saxon Protestant," warned
the Conference against the
danger of anti-Semitism
among Negroes. The subject
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