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May 17, 1963 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-05-17

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EDWIN WOLF U, president
of the National Foundation
for Jewish Culture, past presi-
dent of the Jewish Publica-
tion Society of America, will
be the guest speaker at the
annual meeting of the United
Hebrew Schools, Tuesday eve-
ning, at the Esther Berman
Branch on Schaefer. The audi-
torium of the building will be
dedicated that night in honor
of Dorah Ehrlich and the late
Joseph H. Ehrlich.

ROME, (JTA)—Enthusiastic
praise for the recent "Pacem
in Terris" (Peace on Earth)
encyclical issued by Pope John
XXII was voiced here Tuesday
by Prof. Elio Toaff, Chief Rabbi
of Rome, in a statement to the
correspondent of the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Julio Dres-
ner.
He especially lauded the Pon-
tiff's stand on three issues
which, he said, "are of particu-
lar interest to Jews." The issues
are the Pope's stand on free-
dom of migration; his declara-
tion that all forms of : racial
discrimination are inadmissible
to true Christians and his as-
sertion that all men are free
to worship God according to
their own conscience.
In r e gar d to freedom of
migration, as viewed by the
Pope, Prof. • Toaff said: "The
Pope's statement has found
wide echoes with Jews at this
moment when many govern-
ments impede the free move-

Judge Kaufman Re-Elected ZOD
President; Moyne Case Reviewed;
Plea to U. S. for Israel Defense

Re-election of Judge Ira G.
Kaufman as president of the
Zionist Organization of Detroit,
unanimous adoption of an ap-
peal to the U.S. Government to
exert its influence to prevent
an aggressive Nasser war on
Israel and a review of the case
of the two assassins of Lord
Moyne by the author of "The
Deed," Gerold Frank, featured
the annual ZOD meeting at the
Beth Aaron synagogue, Wednes-
day.
Sherman Shapiro, Dr. Ber-
nard Weston, M. Ben Lewis and
Dr. Sanford A. Bennett were
elected vice presidents; Mrs. I.
Walter Silver, secretary, and
Richard B. Kramer, treasurer.
JUDGE IRA G. KAUFMAN
The following were elected
members of the board for a
three-year term: Sidney L. assassination of the British
Brand, Albert Elazar, Dr. Alex Minister of State Lord Moyne,
S. Friedlaender, Sol E. Gold- in Cairo, in 1944, by two
berg, Dr. I. Walter Silver, Reu- youths, Eliahu Bet Zouri, 22,
ben Dubrinsky, David Goldberg and Eliahu Hakim, 17.
He told of the views held by
and Dr. Paul Pensler.
The resolution adopted at the two young boys who insisted
the meeting pointed to the at the trial that theirs was a
dangers to Israel in Nasser's political act, and he described
aggressive' territorial actions the admiration for the "two
and the arming of the UAR young lions" who were inspired
by the USSR and called for by a desire to see a foreign
immediate steps to check "ag- force removed from their home-
gressive designs against Israel land.
Frank's address told of the at-
and other countries in the
Near East who continue to re- titude of the Egyptians at that
time, of the difficulties that were
sist Nasser's domination."
The resolution asked for a encountered by Jews in Pales-
reassertion of the U.S. pledge tine under British rule and of
to protect Israel's sovereignty the determination of the young
and commended the resolution Sternists to expel the intruders
introduced in the U.S. Senate and to establish the autonomy
by Senator Hart and co-sponsor- of Israel.
The appearance here of Ger-
ing Senators calling for steps to
deal with the perilous situation. old Frank was arranged jointly
In his annual report Judge by his publishers and the J. L.
Kaufman reviewed the ZOD ac- Hudson Co. with the ZOD. Frank
tivities and pointed to plans for autographed scores of copies of
an extended cultural program "The Deed" after his lecture.
during the coming year. He
urged continued support for the Finance Ministry Will
annual Balfour Concert, pro-
ceeds from which finance -local Seek to End Tax Cut
Zionist activities and ZOA proj- for Investors in Israel
ects in this country and in Is-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
rael.
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM
— The Finance
In a stirring address that
deeply moved the large audi- Ministry announced Wednesday
ence, Gerold Frank, author of that it would seek an amend-
"The Deed," published by Si- ment to the capital investment
mon and Schuster, described encouragethent law to abolish
the events that preceded the special benefits hitherto given
to foreign investors in securi-
ties traded on the Tel Aviv
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ment of Jews to countries and
surroundings more suitable for
their development and their
life as Jews."
Referring to the encycli
cal's firm stand against racial
discrimination, Dr. Toaff said:
"Treating so many problems
of fundamental importance
the Pope could not omit ex
pressing his thought on a
phenomenon which, unfortu-
nately, has always been with
us, but never as much as in
the recent past, a phenom-
enon which was the cause of
the most monstrous persecu-
tions, of hatred as violent as
it was irrational. Think of
what happened to the Jew-
ish people in Europe during
the period 1933-1945!
"The late Pope XII," Rabbi
Toaff pointed out, "had already
severely condemned racist, na-
tionalistic and imperialistic na-
tions on March 18, 1944. But
this statement coming as it did
toward the end of World War
II, may have appeared as a
direct reaction to the most pain-
ful impressions of that terrible
hour."
"John XXIII," continued Dr.
Toaff, "states today, 20 years
after the conflagration, in an
encyclical letter of exceptional
importance, in which the offi-
cial thoughts of the Church on
the great problems of this cen-
tury are announced, that racial
discriminations have no justi-
fication whatsoever in the
domain of reason and doctrine.
"This is, in fact, a restate-:
ment of the dignity of human
beings, who are to be judged
and appreciated because of the
Divine spark in them, by which
we consider man as created in
the image of God—to which-
ever nation he belongs, which-
ever faith he professes, what-
ever be the color of his skin.
"These words of a serene
sense of Justice," Dr. Toaff
went on, "stated in so simple
and noble a form, rise above
any polemics or faction. But,
implicitly, they give the most
eloquent and most compe-
tent answer to that ignoble
libel which an anonymous
racist organization one day
succeeded in placing before
the Council Fathers with the
purpose of spreading prej-
udice and hatred there, where
prayers and works for peace
among men are being per-
formed."
In the Pope's statement about
every man's right to worship
God in accordance with his
own conscience, the Chief Rabbi
said,- he saw "a right and mod-
ern conception of the essential
conditions for peaceful and
harmonious life among all man-
kind."
The en c ycli c a 1, in Rabbi
Toaff's opinion, "actually con-
demns any form of religious
intolerance and any persecu-
tions against freedom of wor-
ship." The Pope, indeed stated,
he pointed out, "that human
life is fecund and orderly, and
corresponds to the dignity of
human beings when it is
founded on truth."
"All this," the Chief Rabbi
concluded, "is in logical har-
mony with the subject of the
encyclical letter—the consoli-
dation of peace in the world.

We Jews, who greet each other
by wishing peace, who in all
our prayers invoke peace, who
on our Day of Atonement im-
plore God to reign over the
world in peace—we know that
this world includes the happi-
ness longed for by mankind,
and that Israel was first to
preach peace during every
moment of its existence."

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Houston Jews Back
School Prayer Ban

HOUSTON, Tex., (JTA) —
The entire Jewish community
has lined up behind a statement
adopted by the executive com-
mittee of the Jewish Community
Council, and endorsed by the
Houston Rabbinical Association,
opposing the teaching of reli-
gion in the public schools here.
The statement was drafted after
more than six months of study,
going through nine drafts be-
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5 — THE DE TROIT JEWI SH NEWS — Frid ay, May 17, 1963

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