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May 31, 1963 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-05-31

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Sharett, Kaplan Outline Future
of Jewry Before Farband Assembly

Psychiatry is New Target of U.S. Rightists

By MILTON FRIEDMAN

Sen. Kuchel said this bigotry
was typical of about 200 letters
of the "fright mail" category he
receives daily. He reached the
alarmed conclusion that "per-
haps 10 per cent of the 60,000
letters I receive each month"
now reflect such extremism.

here on the floor of the Senate
. . . but also in campaigns where
NEW YORK, ( JTA) —Assert- throughout the world"i the
it can be a political danger to
WASHINGTON — An assault
ing that the Diaspora will con- reconstitution of the Jewish
do so." He commended Sen.
tinue to exist for the foresee- people as a world community on "Jewish quacks" in Presi-
Kuchel for rallying the Senate
able future, Moshe Sharett, with the Jewish community in dent Kennedy's new mental
against resurgent Birchism.
former Prime Minister of Israel Israel as it hub; the establish- health program has emerged
"When this sort of thing be-
and now chairman of the Jew- ment of Kehillot—organic com- from the extreme right-wing.
gins, it does not stop," said Sen
ish Agency for Israel, called for munities—of American Jewry; The rightists are now seeking
He cited "the dozens of Javits. "It goes on and on, and
a partnership between Israel stressing the primacy of ethical to brand psychiatry as subver-
allegedly 'patriotic' fliers and can be directed against Jews,
and the "conscious Jews" in content as "what Jewish reli- sive.
the Diaspora for a more inten- gion should mean to the in-
Attacks on the mental health pamphlets which pour into my Catholics, Negroes, Japanese,
sive common endeavor to pre- dividual Jew in his relation to movement are jeopardizing the office by the hundreds, at- Mexicans, or aynone else."
serve Jewish peoplehood and all people," and ritual practice gains made in public under- tached to frantic, pleading,
"as what Jewish religion should standing in recent years, accord- threatening messages, some-
Jewish culture.
IF YOU TURN THE
i•fit
Sharett spoke at a gathering mean in his relation to the ing to a survey on anti-psychiatry times typed on the finest sta-
Jewish
people";
living
inten-
tionery."
There
were
"heavy
activities throughout the coun-
in the auditorium of the New
School for Social R e s e a r c h sively as Jews while at the try. The survey was made by evidences of anti-Semitism
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
here, at which he and Prof. same time meeting "our whole- Dr. Alfred Auerbach for the throughout many of the book-
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
Mordecai M. Kaplan, noted hearted dedication to our re- American Psychiatric Associa- lets."
Atnerican JeWish philosopher, sponsibilities as American tion. APA's concern over the
Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New
rising denunciation of mental York Republican, called on his
were inducted as honorary citizens."
health as "atheistic" or "Com- colleagues to speak out against
m embers of Farband-Labor
Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich.
munistic" was confirmed by the the John Birchers "not only
Zionist Order. While Israel is Lavy M. Becker
association's president, Dr. C. H.
already today the potential Elected President of
a
Hardin Branch.
permanent home not only of its
present inhabitants but of all Montreal Federation
The main targets have been
Jews who need and aspire to
MONTREAL (JTA)—Lavy M. the many psychiatrists, psychol-
find their home there, he Becker was elected president of ogists, and mental health lead-
stated, a realistic approach is the Federation of Jewish Com- ers of the Jewish faith. Note
required with regard to the munity Services at a meetingfof was taken of recent popularity •
CALL
continued existence for a long the board of trustees of • the of a play and film about the
time Of Jewish communities Federation. He succeeds Cecil life of - Dr. Sigmund Freud.
elsewhere.
Usher, who served as president
Detroit Phone:
Birmingham Phone:
A recent Alaska Mental t •
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"Even if we were able to for the past two years. He is a Health Act established mental

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maintain a steady stream of former staff member of the De- hospital facilities in Alaska. It
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100,000 immigrants a year into
tr oit Jewish was previously necessary to
Israel," Sharett said, "it would
Center.
send Alaskan patients to Port-
take at least 100 years to bring
An ordained land, Ore., for treatment. Right-
- BUY THE
the more than 10,000,000 Jews
rabbi and al wingers charged that Christian
BEST—PAY
LESS
of the Diaspora into it—not
trained social anti-Communists were to be
WITH
to mention any natural in-
worker, Becker shipped off to Alaska for brain-
crease that would occur among
spent many ! washing by "Jew psychiatrists."
them in the meantime. The
years in the They portrayed a sort of Ameri-
State of Israel," he went on to
- AT
U. S. •and l can Siberia.
say
but a means for the
abroad. During
Western and Southern states
preservation of the Jewish
the second states provided the most fer-
MILT LEVIN
ALLEN CHARNES
people and its culture. 'Consci-
World War, he tile areas for this propaganda
14505 MICHIGAN AVE.
TI 6-1122
ous Jews' in the Diaspora also
was called —especially Southern Califor-
seek to preserve the Jewish
upon by t h e nia and Arizona. APA report-
people. Therefore both have
Jewish W e I- ed that many citizens have
...
the same purpose and must be
Becker
fare Board to been forced by public pres-
partners in a common en- undertake a survey of parts of sures to resign from mental
deavor,"
the West Indies on the needs _of health associations, Jewish phi-
Kaplan outlined a six-point ! establishing U.S.O. centers for lanthropists condemned, and
program as the "Agenda for !American service personnel in a dozen programs disbanded
America n Jewry." Included those areas. During the post-war because of community hys-
were support for the State of Period he worked with refugees teria.
Israel "as indispensable to the and displaced persons in central
Senators have voiced concern
survival of the Jewish people Europe in behalf of the Joint about the new upsurge of right-
Distribution Committee.
ist extremism. While some
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Since returning to his native spokesmen of the John Birch
city of Montreal, Becker has be- Society and other ultra-right
come engaged in business but movement disclaim anti-Semi-
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continued very active interest tism, Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel,
and participation in communal California Republican, found it
ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
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During 1961, 15 per cent of their 'saviours.' "
Sen. Kuchel cited a letter
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Copyright, 1963,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)

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MUNICH, (JTA)—Karl Wolff,
62-year-old former SS General
and personal aide to Gestopa
Chief Heinrich Himmler, has
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