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June 14, 1963 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-06-14

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Maj. Gen. Ryan Rejects Eichmann
'Following Orders' Theory, Opposes
Intermarriage in Advice to Youth

Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Ryan,
former chief of the army chap-
lains, who spent many years in
combat areas, has received
many honors, among them the
annual citation award of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Con-
gregations of America. His ex-
periences with the men in the
armed forces qualify him to an
unusual degree to offer advice
to our young men and women
on the problems that face them
in every day life. He does it
with a keen sense of humor,
with candor and with a deep
•understanding of issues that
face our youth in "A Soldier
Priest Talks to Youth," pub-
lished by Random House.
As the title denotes, the ap-
proach is that of a Catholic,
but the advice is applicable to
all faiths, and, ignoring the
Christological aspects, this book
serves a most valuable purpose.
Because of his distinguish-
ed army career, it is especial-
ly interesting to note that
Gen. Ryan disputes the Eich-
mann theory of "following
He declares in all seriousness
that a "a patriot is not the man
who says, as Stephen Decatur
once did, 'My country, right or
wrong, but right or wrong, my
country!' If your country is
wrong, you must work to make
her right, if only because you
love her so and it pains you
to see her embarked on a wick-
ed course." Gen. Ryan proceeds
to state on this score:
"The men who followed
Hitler and Mussolini said 'My
country right or wrong,' and
we all know the beastliness
that the Nazis turned loose on
the world. Look at Adolf Eich-
mann, the Nazi official whom
Israel hanged in June of 1962
for having done most to or-
ganize the slaughter of 6,000,-
000 Jews during the Nazi per-

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secution. Eichmann's defense
throughout his trial was that
he was 'following orders'! He
pleaded th:t he was serving
his country! Could any man
have done his country a
greater disservice than to
have followed the bloody
path that led to the destruc-
tion of Germany from the air,
and its division into two sep-
arate, hostile camps?
"No one can place country
above conscience, any more
than he can place loved ones
above conscience. The Church
teaches us that the Fourth
Commandment, on which pat-
riotism is based, also com-
mands: 'Obey your mother
and father in all that is not
sin.' The same applies to the
fatherland. If you saw your
father striking a cripple you
would be horrified and very
quick to plead with him to
stop. The same should apply
to you if—God forbid—you
should find your country
bullying a little land or mis-
treating minorities within its
own community. You love the
face of your country too much
to see it disfigured by bru-
tality or prejudice."
The numerous anecdotes and
case histories related by Gen.
Ryan illustrate the points he
makes in admonishing his read-
ers to confront the problems
posed in life today with cour-
age and with dignity and honor.
"Will You Be Chaste, or
Chased?" is a frank and sober
chapter that points to the dan-
gers of "going steady," reviews
the "dating" problems and em-
phasizes that when one begins
to look for a life partner it is
chastity rather than chasing for
enjoyment that finally emerges
as the major intention for mar-
Many ethical questions are
tackled by Gen. Ryan. While
he credits the Christian Golden
Rule principle as being in "its
final, perfect and positive
form," he does give credit to
Hillel, "who lived a few years
before Jesus _ appeared on
earth," as having uttered the
Golden Rule by relating the
famous story:
"One day Hillel w a s
accosted by a pagan who
asked to be taught the whole
Jewish Law in the time he
could remain standing on one
foot, and Hillel Replied:
`What is unwelcome to you,
not to your neighbor. This is
the whole law; the rest is
merely, commentary."
There is sound advice on love
and marriage, and a strong posi-
tion is taken by Gen. Ryan
against mixed marriages. He
poses many questions on the
intermarriage theme and he
warns of impending trouble
from marriages of people of
differing faiths.

Telshe Yeshiva
Starts Construction
of $2,000,000 Dorm

struction has been started here
on a new modern dormitory
building for •Telshe Yeshiva
which was struck earlier this
year with a tragic fire that took
the lives of two students, de-
molished one dormitory build-
ing and led to the closing of the
others at the school.
The new building, which will
house 400 students, will be the
first phase of a rebuilding pro-
gram which will include the
construction of other dormito-
ries, a beth medrash and other
facilities. The building program
will be financed through a na-
tionwide campaign for $2,000,-

Hear family, guests, cheer for
that real Italian flavor created by
famed Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. Tender
little macaroni pies...filled with
tangy Italian Cheese...simmered
with savory tomato sauce and
cheese... seasoned the real Ital-
ian way. So much tastier and
With what measure you mete,
easier than the frozen kind. So
much thriftier, too—costs only it shall be measured to you.—
As ye judge so shall ye be
about 15c per serving!
judged.—Sanhedrin 100.

United Synagogue's
Convention Speaker

Isaac Toubin to Speak at Hillel
Day School 5th Annual Dinner

Brandwine, Abraham Bor-
The Hillel Day School of Morris
man, Tom Borman, Norman Cottler,
Metropolitan Detroit will ob- Sol Dann, Israel Elpern, Rabbi Her-
serve its Fifth Annual Founders bert Eskin, Cantor Nicholas Fenakel,
Nathan Freedland, Ben Goldberg,
Day Dinner June 26 at Adas Nathan Goldin, Rabbi Benjamin
Gorrelick, Dr. Morris Greenberg,
Shalom Synagogue.
Rabbi Irwin Groner, Herbert L. Har-
The guest speaker will be mis, Frank Holtzman, Morris M.
Isaac Toubin, executive director Jacobs, Morris Karbal, Paul Keiman,
Mrs. Arnold Kass, Judge Ira G. Kauf-
of the Ameri-
Judge Nathan Kaufman, Mrs. Leon
c a n Associa-
Kay, Jerome Keywell, Mrs. Bella
tion for J e w-
Kozloff, Philmore Leemon, Rabbi
Moses Lehrman, Dan M. Le Vine,
ish Education.
Louis Levitan, Jack Malamud, Meyer
A graduate of
Millman, David Pollack, Mrs. Morris
Schaver, Rabbi Irving Schnipper,
the Jewish
Harry Schumer, Sidney Shevitz, Rabbi
Jacob E. Segal, Nathan Shur, Eugene
Sloan, Wolf Snyder, George Spoon,
Phillip Steinman, Wilbur Stein, Saul
Toubin has
Waldman and Mrs. Milton Weiss.
served as exec-
To arrange for dinner reser-
Prof. ALEXANDER SCHEI- utive director
vations, call the Hillel D a y
BER (r.), director of the Hun- of the Ameri-
School office, LI 8-8224.
garian Rabbinical Seminary in can Jewish
Budapest, is greeted by Congress, with
Issue Orthodox
GEORGE MAISLEN, president which he •was ...
of the United Synagogue of associated for
Braille Prayerbook
America, on arrival in New 14 years.
York at United Synagogue's
Included i n.
first Orthodox Jewish Prayer-
invitation. Prof. Scheiber will t h e program
address the United Syna- will also be a brief tribute hon- book was issued in English and
gogue's golden jubilee conven- oring Harry Cohen, community Hebrew Braille. It contains
tion at the Concord Hotel, leader, on his 80th birthday, for Daily, Sabbath and Festival
Kiamesha Lake, N. Y., in No- a lifetime of devoted service to Prayers. Arranged by the Jewish
Braille Institute in five vol-
Jewish causes.
umes of encyclopedia-size, the
Milton Marwil is chairman of Prayerbooks in Braille are gifts
World Jewish
of the United States and Can-
Kasle is honorary chairman. adian affiliates of the Women's
Congress Protests
Associate chairmen are Max H. Branch of the Union of Ortho-
Goldsmith, Abe I. Morrison, Al- dox Jewish Congregation of
Nazi Conference
bert Posen and Sherman Sha- America. The volumes will be
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
distributed to the Jewish blind
Other members of the Dinner throughout the United States,
PARIS — The staging of an
international SS gathering in Hosts Committee include:
Canada, Israel, and other coun-
Rabbi Morris Adler, Norman Al-
Munster Essel during the week- lan, Rabbi Emanuel Applebaum, Mrs. tries.
end and against a planned SS
rally in September in Hamlin
evoked sharp protests at a con-
ference of contingent organiza-
tions of the European executive
of the World Jewish Congress.
The staging of such interna-
tional rallies by groups dedi-
cated to maintaining and foster-
ing of the spirit of Nazism and
to serve as sources for a Nazi-
Fascist revival was the topic of
one of many reports considered
Served at bar mitzvahs, brunches, barbecues,
by the delegates in a review of
the worldwide connections be-
tween such groups.
The delegates were presented
with new evidence of the exist-
ence and activities of an inter-
nationally -,linked network of
Nazi - Fascist and anti - Semitic
groups in many countries. The
reports emphasized warnings
given by the World Jewish Con-
gress at its European confer-
ence last December concerning
on crackers, canapes, cucumbers,
the international m o ve men t
whose major goal is the spread-
ing of the spirit of Nazism and
hatred to undermine Demo-
cratic systems throughout the

* * *

W. Germany Asked
to Ban Scheduled
Reunion of Nazis

BONN, (JTA)—Two groups,
the International Committee of
Dachau Concentration Camp In-
itiates and the German-Jewish
Study Association, protested
the holding of a rally next fall
by former members of the Nazi
S. S. in the German town of
The Dachau committee urged
the West German government
to ban the meeting and in-
structed its subsidiary councils
in various countries to ask
their governments to bar for-
mer members from traveling to
Hamlin for the rally.

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Downtown Synagogue
Will Dedicate . Torah

The Isaac Agree Downtown
Synagogue, 1442 Griswold, will
hold a special ceremony to dedi-
cate a Torah crown at Sabbath
services 8 a.m. Saturday. The
crown was donated to the con-
gregation by Mr. and Mrs. Irv-
ing Smith. A kiddush following
services will honor members of
the Zide family.

If you have reproved some-
one and he has not heeded you,
pick up a wall and throw it at
him.—Baba Kama 92.


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