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February 28, 1964 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-28

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Fr iday, February 28, 1964—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS- 14


Rabbi Eskin Endorses
Rabbis' Hillel Statement

Editor, The Jewish News:
I am informed that in this
issue there will appear a state-
ment endorsing the program
and-purpose of the Hillel Day
School of Detroit, signed by the
rabbis and presidents of various
congregations in the Detroit
metropolitan area.
I am presently engaged as
Army chaplain, serving all Jew-
ish military personnel in this
area. As a member of the Edu-
cation Commission and Board
of Hillel Day School, and as a
parent of two youngsters attend-
ing the school, I have had an
excellent opportunity to ob-
serve closely the development
of the school's curriculum and
educational program.
I am happy to say that I share
the wholehearted approval ex-
pressed by my colleagues, of
the work being done by Hillel
Day School.
As a rabbi committed to the
preservation of traditional
Torah Judaism and loyal Ameri-
canism, I warmly endorse this
type of intensive Jewish educa-
tion—which is dedicated to the
ideas of Torah, Shivat Tzion,
and the democratic way of life.
Anyone who has sat in on Hillel
classes and heard the young-
sters at morning worship, or
discussing Mishnah and Rashi
texts in fluent Hebrew, or ob-
served them celebrating Yom
Ha-atzmaut and Lincoln-Wash-
ington birthday programs, would
know what I mean.
I believe that Hillel Day
School, with its goals of Torah
and ahavas Yisroel, can produce
knowledgeable and dedicated
Jews who will vitalize the Amer-
ican Jewish scene in the coming
years. In my opinion, Hillel Day
School fulfills the highest pur-
poses of a true community
school, and deserves the sup-
port of the entire community.
Sincerely yours,
Rabbi Herbert S. Eskin,
Chaplain, USAF.

Correspondent Skeptical
About Landsmanshaften
and Their Cemeteries
Editor, The Jewish News:
I was very much interested
in the anonymous letter in The
Jewish News pertaining to the
disappearing Landsmanshaften
and Yiddish speaking societies.
I joined one of these societies
in 1928, although I had nothing
in common with the members,
from a geographical standpoint.
They came from a country in
Europe (Proper) and I came
from England where I was born,
and I have been a member of
this organization since then, oc-
cupying many of the offices.
Our membership has dwin-
dled, and attendances at- meet-
ings are low, although we meet
in the Jewish Center. We own
our cemetery located on the
Workmen's Circle grounds.
The writer of the letter point-
ed out that children should
join. Experience has shown that
this does NOT work . . . We
have tried it and it failed . . .
There is NOTHING in common
between the elderly folks and
the younger generation . . .
Then again the letter mention-
ed that other societies should
join together . . . Here again
we tried it, and it did NOT
work. Names had to be changed,
one society could have more
assets than the other, and the
officers would have to change,
and there were other reasons
why such an idea does not
work. I've been giving serious
consideration to the same ques-
tion, "What will become of the
cemeteries and properties of the
disappearing societies . "
A few years ago representa-
tives of the 12 cemeteries lo-
cated on the Workmen's Circle
grounds had a meeting, and one
of the questions that came up
was, Could the Chesed Shel

Ernes take over if requested?
. . . There was disagreement
among the representatives . . .
However I went to the Chesed
Shel Emes and asked that ques-
tion. The answer was . . . Yes
we could take over IF ALL the
cemeteries located on the Work-
men's Circle grounds agreed ...
Strange as it seems the only
thing that divides the Work-
men's Circle grounds and the
Chesed Shel cemetery is a
fence . . .
I'm afraid that in the future
this will become a community
problem, when cemeteries will
become neglected, when there
will be no one to take care of
What about Young Israel, or
any other organization or group
who we feel sure will continue
for years, and carry on, why
can't they take over . . .
So far the organization I am
the secretary of is holding its
own, but for how long no one
knows, and this applies to the
many other societies in that
same category. It would be in-
teresting to hear from other
organizations on this subject,
and if they have found a rem-
edy, to pass it on for consid-
Joseph Shapiro, Secretary
Independent Detroit Lodge
and Cemetery
18275 Stoepel.

"What Your English-Jewish
Newspaper Means To Me"
Editor, The Jewish News.
Allow me to express my sin-
cere opinion of what your week-
ly review of Jewish events pub-
lished in Detroit Jewish News
means to the writer.
It is only six months since I
read with great interest every
Friday The Jewish News, and
I must confess that as an Eng-
lish-Jewish newspaper it occu-
pies a unique place in my heart,
mind and thoughts.
I find The Detroit Jewish
News not only one of the great
English-Jewish weekly in the
nation, but the most interest-
ing in editorials, in world Jew-
ish affairs . and events of our
American-Jewish life.
I wish to emphasize that, per-
sonally, I find in The Jewish
News, a fountain of interesting
editorials and the highlights of
the wisdom expressed by Philip
Slomovitz in his weekly "Purely
I wish to say that reading
The Jewish News every week
became of a habit to me, and
am always looking forward to
receive The Jewish News every
In fact, it is not their opinion
in all matters on world events
which interest me. It is the
opinion of the editor, the com-
mentator and the columnist
writers ; especially on world-
Jewish affairs and events that is
most interesting.

British Ship Halted
by Egypt; Carrying
Case to Israel Envoy

LONDON, (JTA) — A British
cargo ship bound for the Far
East was held up for 36 hours
in Port Said by Egyptian au-
thorities after the Egyptian
customs spotted a case addressed
to the Israel Embassy in Manila
on the ship manifest.
The British Foreign Office
asked the British Embassy in
Cairo to look into the incident
and report back to London.
The Egyptians refused to
allow the vessel, the 8,000-ton
Cardiganshire, owned by the
Glen and Shire Line of London,
to proceed through the Suez
Canal. Despite the captain's pro-
tests, he was ordered to unload
his cargo at Port Said until the
Embassy-hound package was
found and confiscated.

Dr. H. Orlinsky
to Lecture at
Temple Israel

Bible scholar Dr. Harry M.
Orlinsky will be at Temple
Israel, March 12 to deliver the
annual Daniel M. Hass Mem-
orial Lecture.
Dr. Orlinsky, professor of
Bible at the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Re-
ligion in New York, will speak
on "A New View for a Jew,"
an explanation of how the Bible
has come to be regarded in
the 20th Century.
The lecture is open to the
public without charge under
sponsorship of the temple's
Daniel M. Hass Memorial
Scholarship F it n d, which
yearly brings an outstanding
Jewish scholar to speak at
the Temple. Previous lec-
turers have been Dr. Salo W.
Baron and Maurice Samuel.
The Hass Fund was created
to honor t h e
memory of
o n e of the
youth group
leaders, D a n-
iel Michael
Hass, who
died three
years a g o at
Daniel Hass age 21.
Young Mr. Haas had been
president of the Temple Israel
Youth Group, was the winner
of the Mildred Simons Rosen-
berg Award of the League of
Jewish Women's Organizations
and had been selected as an
honors exchange student at
Great Britain's - University of

Moscow Signs
Pact With Egypt
on N-Research

Soviet Union signed an agree-
ment with Egypt for coopera-
tion in atomic research, Moscow
radio in its Arabic broadcast
The radio said that the agree-
ment was signed in Cairo, and
under the Soviets will provide
Egypt with technical assistance
in scientific research conducted
at the Inshas Atomic Center.
The Soviets also will supply
scientific equipment and send
Soviet technicians to Egypt "to
offer their knowledge and ex-
Moscow radio noted that the
Inshas Atomic Center wis built
with Soviet assistance and that
"the Soviet Union also pro-
vides assistance to other coun-
tries in the Near East in the
use of atomic energy for peace-
ful purposes."

Israel, Zionists to Honor
Neumann on Birthday

TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Israel
and the world Zionist move-
ment will join in a salute to
Dr. Emanuel Neumann on the
occasion of his 70th birthday at
a gala anniversary dinner on
March 18 at the ZOA House in
Tel Aviv. American Zionists ob-
served Dr. Neumann's 70th
birthday at a dinner attended
by 1,000 persons in New York
Jan. 5.
Premier Levi Eshkol and oth-
er members of the cabinet as
well as leaders of all parties in
the Knesset and of the world
Zionist movement joined the
Committee of Sponsors for the
dinner which is headed by Dr.
Nahum Goldmann, president of
the World Zionist Organization.
The dinner is scheduled to be
held in the period during the
sessions of the World Zionist
Actions Committee and the first
session of the World Council of
the World Union of General
Zionists, which is headed by
Dr. Neumann.

Canada Jewish Congress Appeals to Justice Chief

TORONTO, (JTA) — The Can-
adian Jewish Congress has sent
a commendation to Minister of
Labor Leslie H. Rowntree on his
administration of the Human
Rights Code in Ontario, which
has come under criticism for
the Association of Resort Own-
The Jewish organization noted,
in its communication, that the
1951 session of the Ontario
Legislature approved a fair em-
ployment practices law banning
racial and religious discrimina-
tion in job placement.
The act was cited as the initial
step in a series of laws enacted
throughout Canada "creating a
legislative structure in our coun-
try that is the envy of many
other lands."
The Congress also commended
the minister for the steps taken
in the past 18 months "to step
up enforcement of the Human
Rights code and to expand both

its educational program and its
administrative scope." The Con-
gress said the acceleration had
helped "bring to the conscious-
ness of our citizens that the gov-
ernment is as serious in the en-
forcement of this law as in all
other legislation which it admin-
isters and that its intentions are
not merely to confine its activi-
ties to lip-service."


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