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October 25, 1963 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-10-25

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Hebrew University Will Establish Stephen Wise Chair on U.S. Jewry

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

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Other speakers at the lunch-
eon included Dr. Wise's daugh-
ter, Judge Justine Wise Polier
of the Family Court of the
State of New York, Prof. Moshe
Davis, head of the Institute of
Contemporary Jewry at the He-
brew University, and Lionel R.
Bauman, president of the Amer-
ican Friends of the Hebrew
University.
Daniel G. Ross, New York at-
torney and long-time leader of
the American Friends, is chair-
man of the national committee
for the Stephen S. Wise Chair,
and Milton J. Krensky, Chicago
community leader, is co-chair-
man. This committee is raising
$150,000 for the establishment
of the chair.
The purpose of the chair was
defined by David, who stressed
that it will provide accurate
knowledge of American Jewry
in its totality at the Hebrew
University's Institute of Con-
temporary Jewry and to the
world of scholarship.

"It is commonplace that Is-
raelis know far too little of the
history, institutions and aspira-
tions of the American Jewish
community. The realities of
American Jewish life today are
only dimly perceived in Israel.
Through the Stephen S. Wise
Chair, serious scholarship on
American Jewish life will be-
come an integral part of the
curriculum of the Hebrew Uni-
versity," Davis stated.

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PARIS, (JTA)—Large Jewish
crowds assembled to celebrate
Simhat Torah in front of the
synagogues of Moscow and
Leningrad, it was reported here
in the influential daily, Le
Monde.
The paper said that in Mos-
cow, 15,000 Jews, a majority
of whom were young people,
sang and danced in front of
the synagogue. The crowd,
which, in spite of official anti-
Jewish measures, tried to openly
demonstrate its attachment to
Judaism, was far larger and
more enthusiastic than in pre-
vious years.
The open-air demonstration,
which was watched by thousands
of onlookers, reached its climax
when the crowd broke into the
popular Israeli song, Hevenu
Shalom Aleichem (We Brought
Peace).
In Leningrad, the president
of the local Jewish community
announced that the synagogue
would open only for four hours
from four to eight o'clock in the
evening. Some 10,000 persons
crowded into the synagogue and
into neighboring streets. Two
hours later. 30 to 40 militiamen
tried to disperse the crowd un-
der the pretext that the noise
was disturbing the quiet of an
adjacent hospital. However, no
one was arrested and the crowd
dispersed quietly shortly before
midnight.

both to the university and to
the memory of Stephen S. Wise
i
NEW YORK — A chair in by establishing this chair."
American Jewish life and insti-
tutions in memory of the late
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise will be U.S. Commerce Dept.
established at the Hebrew Uni- Reports on Israel's
versity of Jerusalem, it was an- Growth of Economy
nounced Wednesday at a lunch- WASHINGTON, (JTA)—The
eon on the American Friends of U.S. Department of Commerce
the Hebrew University.
reported that prospects for
The program to establish the United States exports to Israel
Stephen S. Wise Chair was laud- "remain good in an economy
ed at the luncheon by Nahum which continues prosperous
Goldmann, president of the provided United States sup-
World Zionist Organization and pliers maintain effective pro-
motional efforts for their prod-
of the World
ucts. "
Jewish Con-
gress."Nobody
The report noted that Israel's
better deserves
gross national product "con-
a chair in his
tinues to grow at the impres-
name at the
ive rate of 10 to 20 per cent
Hebrew Unite
a year," and cited the fact that
versity of Je-
an Israel program of import
rusalem than
liberalization which was started
Stephen S.
at the beginning of 1962, has
Wise — one of
freed over half of all Israeli
the greatest
import items from administra-
and most un-
tive import licensing controls."
forgettable
The Department noted that
Jewish leaders
Israel trade figures for the
of our genera
"
four months of 1963 point
tion. His devo-
Wise
toward a relative decline in the
tion to Israel was unlimited. United States share of the Is-
The foundation of his concept raeli market. The United States
of Jewish problems was his percentage of the market, 34.4
conviction that the basis of Jew- per cent in the January-April
ish existence and survival is in period of 1962, fell to 15.1 per
the spiritual and moral values cent in 1963. At the same time,
of Judaism. As the Hebrew Uni- other countries improved their
versity symbolizes this concept relative positions. According to
in a more spectacular and ef- Israeli sources, total imports
fective way than perhaps any during January-June 1963 were
other institution in Israel, we $320,000,000 compared with
discharge a moral obligation $298,500,000 in 1962."

9-THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Fri day, October 25, 1963

25,000 Celebrated
Simhat Torah in
Moscow, Leningrad

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