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February 01, 1963 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-02-01

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Allied Drive
Off to Good
Beginning

(Continued from Page 1)
lives and revised new forms for
existence. "Only people gifted in
creative capacities could achieve
that," he added.
Emphasizing the belonging-
ness and inseparability from
their duties, Rabbi Adler said
that this definition of a Jew be-
comes a motivating force in our
life. He applied it to the duties
arising from the objectives of the
Jewish Campaign and reviewed
existing' world conditions to in-
dicate the seriousness of the
current needs for the resettle-
ment of escapees from persecu-
tions.
Describing the exodus from
Algeria and the flight of 200,-
000 Jews who were uprooted
during 1962, Rabbi Adler spoke
of the obligation to provide for
them, to create educational and
spiritual media for them and
to care for them until they are
settled in new homes.
Reviewing the record of bene-
factions in the growing Ameri-
can Jewish community, Rabbi
Adler spoke with pride of the

Annual Meeting
of Federation
Next Tuesday

Detailed reports on the
progress of the Allied Jew-
ish Campaign will be sub-
mitted next Tuesday evening
at the annual meeting of the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
at the Jewish Center.
Max M. Fisher will present
the annual presidential re-
port. Nine board members
will be elected that night and
announcement will be made
of the selectee for the annual
Butzel Award.

Israel's Supreme Court to Decide on Validity of Mixed Marriages

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — A
special five-justice Supreme
Court panel had under advise-
ment a case involving the issue
of whether a marriage by an
Israeli Jew to a Christian
woman in another country was
valid in Israel.
The individuals involved
were Heririette Funck of Ghent
who, unable to marry Yisrael
Schlesinger in Israel, under

Robinson Offers Amended Figures
on Number of Surviving Polish Jews

Figures on survivors from
the Nazi murderous programs
in Poland, amending those
quoted in the report on his visit
in Poland by the editor of The
Jewish News, were submitted
this week by Dr. Nehemiah
Robinson to the editor of Con-
gress Weekly where the report
appeared concurrently with its
publication in The Jewish News.
Dr. Robinson wrote to the
editor of Congress Weekly:
To the Editor:
Mr. Slomovitz's article, "Im-
pressions of a Visit to Poland,"
in your Jan. '7 issue, is a
valuable contribution to an
understanding of the sad story
one witnesses in Poland.
Unfortunately, some of the
figures given in the article are
incorrect and misleading:
1) Mr. Slomovitz states that
"the number of Jews herded for
destruction in Poland exceeded
five and a half million." This
figure is exaggerated, because
at least a million of the six mil-
lion Jews killed were murdered
or died in Soviet territories and
many thousands were killed or
died of disease, hunger, etc., in
Yugoslavia, Hungary, Trans-
nistria, etc. Jews were sent to
Poland for annihilation at dif-
ferent periods.
2) It is incorrect to state

achievements here in behalf of
better health, education and
recreation. He pleaded that
there should be no impeding of
the community's growth.
Max M. Fisher, as host,
welcomed the guests in his
own and Mrs. Fisher's behalf
and spoke of the great needs
that face the Jewish Agency,
of which he is the treasurer,
in continuing efforts for Is-
rael's upbuilding and for the
settlement of tens of thou-
sands of newcomers.
Phillip Stollman, a member
of the American Section of the
Jewish Agency, in an impas-
sioned plea for increased giv-
ing to the campaign, said that
for him and his -brother, Max,
the giving to the Allied Jewish.
Campaign has been "the great-
est investment." "It has ele-
vated us to a high measure of
appreciation of the greatest oc-
currence in history, the emer-
gence of the State of Israel,"
he declared. "There is a spirit-
ual elevation in the participa-
tion in a movement that makes
possible rescue and that assured
security for our fellow men."
He pleaded for unstinted labors
to get the necessary funds and
for generosity to assure rescue
and rehabilitation for the hun-
dreds of thousands seeking
homes in Israel.
Charles Gershenson expressed
satisfaction over the greatest
turnout in the history of first
campaign meetings. He an-
nounced his campaign cabinet
and his associates in the cur-
rent drive and introduced Al
Borman, his co-chairman, A.
Alf r e d Taubman and Irwin
Green, co-chairman of special
gifts, who added to his appeal
for strong campaign efforts in
brief addresses.

At the door of riches, rela-
tives and friends are many; at
the door of poverty there are
neither relatives nor friends.
Sabbath 32.

Israeli personal status laws,
went with him to Cyprus where
the marriage was performed.
Personal status laws are in sole
control of the Israeli rabbinate.
There is no civil marriage in
Israel.
When the couple returned to
Israel, the authorities refused
to recognize the union but
Schlesinger nevertheless had
his identity card status changed

that "350,000 remained alive in
Poland." The number is gener-
ally assumed not to exceed some
20,000. A few tens of thousands
of Polish Jews survived in DP
camps in Germany and Austria.
3) It is incorrect to state
that "half a million of the sur-
vivors emigrated, most of them
to Israel." In fact, the number
of immigrants to Palestine ,and
Israel (including re-emigrants)
is about 170,000 to 180,000. The
number of emigrants to other
countries cannot exceed 100,000.
Thus no more than 270,000 to
280,000 surviving Polish Jews
have emigrated.
Nehemiah Robinson

Mexico Bans Bias
Books at Airport

from single to married and was
taxed accordingly. The woman
argued through her attorney
that the marriage was recog-
nized under Belgian law and
that Israeli non-recognition of
the union was a violation of
international law.
She contended also that
Israel's registration law requires
the registrar to list her as
married on presentation of
documentary proofs which was
done. Since the two were regis-
tered as wed, she contended,
she should be issued a certifi-
cate as his wife.
The attorney for the state
argued that Jewish law did not
recognize a union between a
Jew and a Christian and he
cited a British law which, he
said, applied in Cyprus which
invalidates marriages of per-
sons who are unable to wed in
their respective countries and
travel to a third country for
that purpose. He said that the
change in Schlesinger's iden-
tity card from single to mar-
ried was made in error and
need not be recognized by the
registrar.

In view of the importance of
the issue, bearing on the role
of Jewish religious law in the
lives of Israeli Jews, the court
decided, when the case was
filed several months ago, to
have it heard by five rather
than the usual three Supreme
Court justices.

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MEXICO CITY, (JTA) — A
number of anti-Semitic books
have been removed from the
shelves of the bookstore at the
airport here.
The step was taken following
a ban on the sale of such litera-
ture at airport facilities issued
by Miguel Aleman, chairman of
the Mexican Tourist Commission
and former president of Mexico.
The ban resulted from com-
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Committee of Mexico over the
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