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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-02-01

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'No Signs of USSR
Granting Spiritual
Freedom to Jews'

—Moshe Sharett

I

U. S. -Attitude
on Genocide

Khrushchev
Borrows
Canards

signs LONDON, (JTA) — Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, asserted here that "there are no

that the Russian Jews would have spiritual freedom, necessary for. their survival, in the foreseeable future," in an
address before the British Poale Zion.

"Any totalitarian rule," he said, "is the deadly enemy of the Jews as Jews; though, as human beings, they
may escape. Without spiritual freedom, it is not a. question of the extermination of the Jews but of their disappearance."
However, Sharett insisted, "we must go on demanding spiritual freedom. However, this demand must not degen-
erate into a general campaign against the Soviet Union. This is not our intention at all."

THE JEWISH NEWS

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A Weekly Review

Editorials
Page 4

f Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—lncorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vol. XLI I, No. 23

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17100 W. 7 Mile Rd. — VE 8-9364 — Detroit 35, Feb. 1, 1963

USSR Jewry's

`Spiritual

Strangulation'

and Defense
of Evil-Doers

Commentary
Page 2

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UN Commission's Action May

Affect Migration from USSR

Clause Relating to Arab Bias
Against American Jews May Be
Omitted from Foreign Aid . Act

WASHINGTON, (JTA)—The Administration made known in budget
proposals for fiscal 1964 submitted to Congress that "it is proposed to
omit" the clause in the Foreign Assistance Act pertaining to Arab bias
affecting Americans of Jewish faith.
The anti-bias clause, inserted last year by Rep. Leonard Farbstein,
New York Democrat, never met with State Department approval. The
Department's view is that such a clause might be offensive to the Arab
states and that beneficiaries of American aid should not be "coerced"
by attaching "strings" to the aid prograin. The new budget proposals, just
released by the Executive Department, revealed that the State Depart-
ment view has been accepted by the Administration.
The clause designated for elimination in fiscal 1964 is section 106.
It states that "it is the sense of Congress that any attempt by foreign
nations to create distinctions because of their race or religion among
American citizens in the granting of personal or commercial access or
any other rightS otherwise available to United States citizens generally
is repugnant to our principles; and in all negotiations between the
United States and any foreign state arising as a result of funds appro-
Priated under this title these principles shall be applied as the President
may determine." The Bureau of the Budget marked this section with
heavy black brackets, stating that this meant it was proposed to omit
this clause.
Rep. Farbstein, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Af-
fairs, said that he intends to re-introduce the anti-bias clause in the new
legislation. He said that "Congress cannot force the State Department
to implement its wishes, but at least through this clause the world knows
how the United States Congress feels about the imposition of religious
bigotry on American citizens by nations receiving American assistance."

UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., (JTA) — A series of
basic principles on
the right of persons to leave and return to their own countries, which
could affect emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union if the principles
are finally adopted by higher United Nations bodies and heeded by the
USSR, was adopted by the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities.
The principles had been hammered out in two weeks of arduous debate
and were finally voted, 10-0, at an unaccustomed Saturday session with the
Soviet expert on the Subcommission, Boris S. Ivanov, abstaining. Because
he was the author of the study which was the basis of the entire debate,
Judge Jose D. Ingles, of the Philippines, also abstained.

. The entire set of principles, embodied in a report on the rights of
emigration and immigration, was part of a study on the. subject prepared
Continued on Page 5

Jewish Tialdition of 'Inseparability'
From Community - Inspires Good
Beginnin.g for '63 Allied Campaign

Inseparability of Jews everywhere from their duties to their fellow
men and from their responsibilities to those who depend upon them for
their security and their sustenance once again served to inspire a group
of local leaders to provide an encouraging beginning for the Allied Jewish
Campaign.
At the traditional pace-setters' gathering, held Tuesday night, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Max M. Fisher, 27751 Fairway Hills Drive, Franklin,
approximately 100 men pledged the sum of $1,665,540. The same group
last year gave $1,517,851, and the noteworthy increases are creating a sense
of confidence that the extra funds needed this year will be secured.
Conducted under the chairmanship of the 1963 Allied Jewish Campaign
chairman,- Charles H. Gershenson, Tuesday's meeting was addressed by
Rabbi Morris Adler, who drew upon the admonition of Hillel in Pirke Avoth
(Sayings of the Fathers): "Al Lifrosh min hatzibur"—"separate not yourself
from the community." Offering his definition of "what is a Jew?", Rabbi
Adler declared that the inseparability of Jews from their belongings and
their adherence to responsibilities as Jews makes them unique among the
peoples of the world.
Acceding that numerous elements are involved in the complexity called
Jew—religion and nationality being two of- the factors—Rabbi Adler de-
clared that a Jew can only function in a relationship, that a Jew can not
operate in isolation, that he can not detach himself from his association
with his fellow Jews.
"To be a Jew is to belong and not to separate from belongingness,"
Dr.- Adler declared. "With that relatedness goes responsibility, Jews are
responsible one for another. One Jew is a surety for another."
Wherever Jews went, Rabbi Adler pointed out, they recreated their

Continued on Page 3

Shown in the upper photo, taken at the Allied Jewish Campaign
pace-setters' rally on Tuesday night, are Rabbi Morris Adler with
:Charles H. Gershenson, 1963 campaign chairman (right) and his
co-chairman, Al Borman. In the lower photo are former campaign
chairmen (from the left) : Max M. Fisher, Paul Zuckerman,
Leonard N. Simons and Louis Berry.

Active Allied Jewish Campaign leaders who participated in Tuesday's pace-
setters' rally, from the left: A. Alfred Taubman, Tom Borman, Hyman Safran,
Irwin Green and Phillip Stollman.

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