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April 03, 1964 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-04-03

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Interest in Conversion to Judaism Reported
Among Many Prospective Spouses of Jews

CHICAGO, (JTA)—Evidence
of a growing interest in con-
version to Judaism "by pros-
pective spouses of Jews" has
been reported by the chairman
of a Chicago project to provide
classes for prospective converts
under Conservative auspices.

California Rabbis Issue
Jewish Funeral Code;
Stress Simplicity of Rite

Rabbi Nathan LevinSon said
that the requests of many such
would-be converts had prompt-
ed the Chicago region of the
Rabbinical Assembly of Amer-
ica to start the classes, which
are being held at the College
for Jewish Studies.
He said that the prospective
converts are accompanied by
their future spouses, thus mak-
ing it possible for both "to
more fully understand the pre-
cepts of Judaism."

Nat Mindel of Baltimore has
10-point guide for Jewish fu-
nerals, issued by the board of the largest collection of sports
rabbis of Southern California, celebrity autographs in the
has been endorsed by all Jewish nation.
funeral directors here.
A simple funeral service of
reverence and spiritual signifi-
cance is called for in the guide,
Rabbi Marvin Bornstein, presi-
dent of the board, said. The
10 points cover procedures for
the mourning family to observe.
Among the points are rejec-
tion of pre-funeral chapel visi-
tation and viewing of the body
as "contrary to Jewish tradi-
tions" and the avoidance of
elaborate food and drinks at
the customary "meal of con-
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Captions translated from the anti-Semitic book, "Judaism Without Embellishment." Num-
bers refer to cartoon numbers as arranged by JTA. This is a special Jewish Telegraphic Agency
No. 1—"Opium for Some—Pocket Money for Others." (The elder religious Jew is holding
a Hebrew calendar; the other stereotyped Jew lugs a bag of money.)
No. 2—"God Destroyed the Eldest Sons of Egypt." (The Jewish God is depicted as a blood-
thirsty murderer—contrasted with the humane leaders of communism.)
No. 3—"Profiteering Near the Ark of the Law." (This chapter links the synagogue with
"economic crimes," laying the groundwork for sentencing Soviet Jews to death for alleged par-
ticipation in such crimes, centered at the synagogue.)
No. 4—"The Ensnaring Nets of Judaism Are Being Torn Up." (Showing a stereotyped Jew,
wearing skullcap and prayer shawl, cowering before the Soviet rocket.)
No. 5—"The swindlers in religious articles brawl among themselves over the division of the
spoils in the Synagogue." (The Star of David is, of course, considered the symbol of Judaism.)
No. 6—"Life Denies the Zionist Lies." (The stereotyped, religious Jew, holding the Holy
Scroll emblazoned with the Star of David, is directed in his attack by the man in the high hat,
symbol of capitalist imperialism.)
No. 7—"All sorts of swindlers and cheats find refuge in the Synagogue." (Note the phylac-
teries on the head of the hook-nosed man with his hand in the collection plate.)
No. 8—"The Jewish Child Buyers—Enemies of Youth." (The religious Jew is shown ensnar-
ing a Soviet boy—whose physiognomy is also unmistakably Jewish.)
No. 9—"No, Not from the Rib is Woman." (Appealing to the Soviet woman, whose glorifica-
tion is a staple in Soviet propaganda. The stereotyped Jew is shown exercising the contrary prin-
ciple of the debasement of woman.)
No. 10—"The myth of the 'God-Chosen People' and Their Heavenly Father, Jehovah." (A
distortion of Jewish history; the Star of David links Jewish religion with Israel, a country con-
sistently denounced in the text of the book.)
No. 11—"During the years of the Hitlerite occupation, the Zionist leaders served the Fas-
cists." (This is the only caricature in the entire book conceded by the Ukrainian representative
In the United Nations Human Rights Commission to have been included in "Judaism Without

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Million Signatures Are Sought to Secure Grave Restoration

nouncing that two prominent
West Germans have assured
backing for a demand that des-
ecrated Jewish graves in East
European countries be repaired,
the New York section of the
World Center of European Rab-
bis conducted' a campaign to
obtain 1 million signatures dur-

ing the PassoVer week, support-
ing that demand.
Rabbi M. J. Rubin, a member
of the organization's American
presidium, and chairman of
the World Center, received let-
ters backing the plan from Emil
Hirsch, head of the indemni-
fication committee' of the Bund-
estag, lower house of the Ger-

man parliament, and Willy
Brandt, mayor of West Berlin.
The plan, said Rabbi Rubin,
is to restore graves destroyed
by the Nazis during the war
under the supervision of the
International Red Cross. There
are at least 2,000 such graves
in various East European coun-
tries, he said.


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5 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, April 3 ,19 64


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