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THE JEWISH NEWS
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson
President Lyndon Baines Johnson received
the pledges of loyalty and assurances of support
from all elements in the populations, and leaders
of the Jewish religious groups and our national
organizations were among those who sent him
messages of blessings for his health and for
strength to labor for the security of our nation.
Spokesmen for Jewish movements recall Presi-
dent Johnson's friendly attitude towards Israel and
his warm-hearted responses to calls to aid humani-
tarian endeavors while he was Majority Leader in
President Johnson had been scheduled to ap-
pear for opening remarks Monday night at the
annual "Night of Stars" conducted for the benefit
of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York.
That event altered its program into a memorial
tribute to Mr. Kennedy. Instead of the 10,000
scheduled to have attended that event at Madison
Square Garden, the huge auditorium was jammed
to capacity by 18,000 Jews payin g
memory of the fallen President. On the "Night of
Stars" program, eulogies were delivered by Rabbi
Israel Mowshowitz, president of the N. Y. Board of
Rabbis; the Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Sockman, pastor of
Christ Methodist Church, and Msgr. George H.
Guilfoyle, representing the Catholic Charities of
President Johnson's Role
In The Defense of Israel
By MILTON FRI EDMAN
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper, Incorporating The Jewish Chronicle
Vol. XLIV—No. 14
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November 29, 1963
JFK's Memory Blessed in
Tributes by World Jewry
Detroit Jewry joined with all elements in the population and with other faiths here
and throughout the nation in paying tribute to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy,
assassinated President of the United States.
Religious services in tribute to the deceased President were held in nearly all of
Detroit's synagogues. Adas Shalom, Ahavas Achim, Beth Moses, Temple Israel, Beth
Abraham and Shaarey Zedek conducted special services on Monday.
The numerous special services commenced with the memorial service that was con-
ducted in Shaarey Zedek on Saturday morning, and the tribute to - President Kennedy at
the services at Temple Beth El and the other Reform congregations on Sabbath Eve.
Dr. Richard Hertz has arranged for a special memorial service at Temple Beth El
tonight. Rabbi Leon Fram addressed the city-wide memorial service on the old City Hall
site Monday morning. There were 1,800 at the Adas Shalom service and more than 1,100
at the Shaarey Zedek that night.
Beth Moses and the other synagogues were filled to capacity. The rabbis of the
respective synagogues delivered eulogies and appropriate prayers were chanted. The
kaddish was recited and the El Molei Rachamim was chanted in several of the synagogues.
JFK's Friendship for Jewry and Israel
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
Jewish News and JTA Washington Correspondent
JT,.9. and Jewish News White House Correspondent
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WASHINGTON — President Lyndon B. Johnson has
assumed office with the reputation earned as Senate Major-
ity Leader and as Vice President for consistent friendship
for the State of Israel. Washington observers compared
him, in his attitude toward Israel, with former President
Harry S. Truman who first granted recognition to the new
State in 1948.
Mr. Johnson exerted his power as Senate Majority
Leader on behalf of Israel in a number of critical situa-
tions. His most memorable pro-Israel action took place in
February 1957 when the Eisenhower administration threat-
ened Israel with punitiVe sanctions. The White House was
then exerting what Senator Johnson considered "one-sided"
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WASHINGTON—Few heads of state anywhere have ever been so accessible to their Jewish fellow
citizens and so informed and concerned over problems involving the Jewish people as was John F.
Kennedy, 35th President of the United States.
President Kennedy sought to surround himself with the most able, the most talented and the most
informed aides and advisors. He appointed two Jews to his first Cabinet—the first time that two Jews
had ever served simultaneously in the Cabinet. There were Jewish members on his personal White
House staff and through them, as well as through other channels, the President kept informed on
Jewish and Israel developments. A member of his staff disclosed publicly that Jewish Telegraphic
Agency news dispatches were frequently studied by the President in his desire to be informed of all
facets of a given situation.
Mr. Kennedy's right as a Roman Catholic to serve in the Presidency was strongly backed by the
American Jewish community. He affirmatively asserted minority rights. Before the American Society
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A Song of Ascent
`Much have they afflicted me from my youth up,'
Let Israel now say;
`Much have they afflicted me from my youth up;
But they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed upon my back;
They made long their furrows.
The Lord is righteous;
He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.'
The 129th Psalm of David recited during the mass
in St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington at the
funeral service for President John F. Kennedy con-
ducted by Cardinal Cushing
Let them be ashamed and turned backward,
AU they that hate Zion.
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,
Which withereth afore it springeth up;
Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand,
Nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom;
Neither do they that go by say:
`The blessing of the Lord be upon you ;
We bless you in the name of the Lord.'