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December 27, 1963 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-12-27

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Detroit $100,000 Israel Catches
Payment to UJA Cairo-Trained
Troth Announced
swe ,
Espionage. Agent

Jacobian, an Armenian born in
Cairo who, according to the
Israeli security authorities, was
given careful training for spy-

ing operations inside Israel over
a period of years, was arraigned

Charles H. Gershenson
(left), chairman of the 1963
Allied Jewish Campaign, pre-
sented a check in the amount
of $100,000 to Joseph Meyer-
off, chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal, as part pay-
ment of Detroit's 1963-64
allocation of $2,000,000, at
a UJA conference session in
New York.

Secretary Rusk Says
U.S. Is Committed
to Israel's Security

here in magistrate's court Dec.
21 on charges of espionage, and
ordered held for 15 days for
further interrogation. Security
officials said: "We have a fat
fish here."
Jacobian's story and his prep-
aration for an espionage career
on behalf of the Egyptian intel-
ligence read like a cloak-and-
dagger thriller after it had been
revealed b ythe security officials
here. In Cairo, where he had
beco m e a photographer, he
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pines of
attended an Egyptian intelli- engagement of their daughter,

gence school. Given false iden- Beverly Ann, to Allen Mitchell
tity papers, with which he Kaufman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
registered as an Arab refugee, Isadore Kaufman of Morton
he was sent to Brazil. There, an Ave., Oak Park. An Aug. 16
Egyptian agent, Salim Aziz el- wedding is planned.

Said, sent him to Sao Paulo,
where Jacobian presented him-
self as a Jew by the name of
Itzhak Kochuk.
In preparation for his posing
as a Jew, he had been circum-
cized in a hospital in Cairo, and
had been trained in a certain
amount of Jewish tradition. He
"proved" his Jewish background
in Sao Paulo by showing photo-
graphs of the Jewish cemetery
in. Cairo and claiming that one
of the tombs had held the re-
mains of his Jewish grand-
From Sao Paulo he went back
to Rio de Janeiro, where he
registered with the Jewish
Agency as a Jewish emigrant to
Israel. Arriving in Israel, in
1961, with secret Egyptian
orders to join the Israeli army,
particularly the armored corps,
he tried to get into the army.
However, he was sent first to
Kibbutz Negbah to learn He-
brew. Later, he did join the
Israeli army and, after a year's
service, asked for release from
the service. Application for re-
lease was granted.
By the time he was released
from the army, he was already
under the surveillance of the
Israeli authorities. However,
he was allowed to go about his
personal affairs, in an effort to
trace his fellow-spies in a ring
in this country. He was finally
arrested this weekend at his
home in Ashkelon. Security
officials said he has confessed.

Secretary of State Dean Rusk
said "this Government's policy
of commitment to Israel's wel-
fare - and security, and its capa-
bility and intention to deter
potential aggression in the
Near East, are clear and are
fully understood by all the
nations of that region." He
stated in a letter to Rep. Leon-
ard Farbstein, New York Demo-
crat, that "these policies have
provided and should continue
to provide effective protection
to Israel against possible ag-
Rusk stated that he shared
the Congressman's concern
"about the possibility of an
arms race in s the Middle East,
and . to promote _peaceful reso-
lution of the long-standing con-
flicts among nations. there." He
added that "we ,continue to do
Rep. Farbstein had urged
the Department to implement
the Congressional amendment_
authorizing severance of aid to
the United Arab Republic. But
Rusk replied that "to admin-
ister the aid program and to
coordinate it with our foreign
policy objectiyes, flexibility is
Rep. Farbstein declared in
Congress that "many members
of the Congress and millions
of citizens concerned about the
preservation of peace in the
Middle East" are gratified that
President Johnson has asked
Myer Feldman to continue
serving as deputy counsel to preme Court Justice Arthur J.
the President and personal ad- Goldberg said that a number
of Supreme Court decisions
viser on Near pastern issues.

_Supreme Court
Ban on Prayers
Could Be Reversed

Brazil Conference
Asks Soviets to Lift
Restrictions on Jews

A resolution calling upon the
authorities of the Soviet Union
to lift its restrictions against
Jews in the USSR was adopted
unanimously at the closing
session of the fifth national
conference of the Confedera-
tion of Jewish Communities of
Brazil, held at Porto Alegre.
The resolution demanded that
Soviet Jews be given treatment
equal to that accorded members
of other religious groups and
nationalities in the USSR.
Other resolutions adopted by
the conference advocated, sup-
port for rabbis in small Jewish
communities; and called upon
Jewish organizations to give
priority in aid to Jewish schools
in their communities, as well
as to build new Jewish schools.
The conference elected Dr.
Moises Koifman, of Sau Paolo,
as president. Chosen as hon-
orary presidents were Prof.
Fritz Feigl, Senator Aaron
Steinbruch and Natalfi Jaffe.

Canadian Jewish
Chronicle Under
New Management

Canadian Jewish Chronicle, Can-
ada's oldest anglo-Jewish week-
ly, has been sold by its owner,
Max Wolofsky's father, and in-
corporat_d in the Canadian Jew-
ish Times, which was founded in
Max Melamet, well-known in
South Africa and Canadian Jew-
ish leadership circles, will be
the new editor as well as vice-
president of the proprietor cor-
poration. President of the com-
pany is Stanley R. Shenkman,
Montreal architect and business
man. Chirman of the board will
be Bernard Bernstein, a South
African business man who set-
tled in Canada recently; and
David Novek, a young public re-
lations man, will be managing
editor. Expansion and change of
format are planned for the first
issue to be published Jan. 3.

Indianapolis Scholar
Finances Publication
of Jewish Writings

Jewish Theological Seminary

announced that a new publica-
tion fund has been established
by Dr. Clarence W. Efroymson
of Indianapolis, to be used for

publication of contemporary
writing in the fields of Jewish
philosophy and theology.
Dr. Efroymson, a Butler Uni-
versity economist and leader in
the Indianapolis Jewish commu-
nity, contributed $17,000 to set
up the Bar Ephraim Fund. Dr.
Louis Finkelstein, JTS Chancel-
lor, lauded the gift which he
said will help to make possible
publication of scholarly works
which sell too slowly to be ac-
cetptable to commercial pub-
lishers. The income from the
fund will be used to publish

have been reversed by Ameri-
can public opinion and this
could also be done in the case
of the Supreme Court's de-
cision on prayers in public
Justice Goldberg comment-
ed on this controversial sub- such works and the Seminary
ject at ceremonies marking will have the right to use all or
adoption of the United States part of the principal for the
Bill of Rights in the National same purposes.
Archives Building. He said
that "power. is derived from Gifts to Foundation •
the people. They can always
adopt an amendment reversing of America-Israel
the court. Whether this would Are Tax Deductible
be wise, as a matter of policy,
NEW YORK (JTA)—Contri-
is another question." The Su- butions to the America-Israel
preme Court ruled last June Cultural Foundation are tax de-
that Bible reading and prayers ductible, it was announced by
as required exercises in public Samuel Rubin, president, Wil-
schools were unconstitutional.
liam Mazer, chairman of the
board. The Foundation re-
Atlanta Hebrew
ceived an official letter from
'Academy Eyes Center the Internal Revenue Service
ATLANTA, Ga. (JTA) — A reconfirming the Foundation's
campaign to raise $510,000 for tax deductible status. In a state-

a building for the Hebrew Aca-
demy of Atlanta has produced
pledges totaling nearly $500,000,
according to a report by Isi-
dore Alterman and Dr. Irving
L. Greenberg, co-chairmen of
the campaign.

ment issued to contributors, the
two leaders disclosed that the
method of operation for the
cultural programs of the Foun-

dation had recently been re-
viewed and approved by the


`Treasury of Art of Living' Issued

A new book of- inspirational
significance, "A Treasury of the
Art of Living", compiled and
edited by Dr. Sidney Greenberg,
spiritual leader of Philadel-
phia's Temple Sinai, has been
published by Hartmore House
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was written by Harry Golden.
The book is a compilation of
hundreds of spiritual faith-stim-
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thoughts of the world's great
minds, collected over a period
of 25 years. Categorized into 11
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Like a Baedeker of inspira-
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such topics of present day im-
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Happily", "The Art of Living

JWV Denounces
Propaganda of UAR

The American people, re-
quested by President Lyndon B.
Johnson to renounce extremism,
hatred, and intolerance, are in-
directly subsidizing dissemina-
tion of anti-Catholic and anti-
Semitic propaganda by the press
and radio of the United Arab
Republic, jWV National Corn-
mander Daniel Neal Heller
pointed out in a letter to Presi-
dent Johnson.
Commending the President
for his denunciation of hate-
mongers, Heller said "Ameri-
cans should not finance abroad,
through our aid program, what
we abhor at home." He cited
American loans to supply news-
print for the Egyptian press
and assistance projects facilitat-
ing radio transmission facilities
which "spew ugly hatred."
Mr. Heller said "the Egyptian
press and radio are free to ex-
press themselves according to
the dictates of the Nasser re-
gime, but the American taxpayer
should not subsidize hate propa-
ganda against the Jewish and
Roman Catholic faiths."
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