Hold Statewide Meeting
Over 3,500 women affiliated
with sisterhoods in the Michigan
Branch of the National Women's
League of United Synagogue of
America were represented at an
open branch board meeting Wed-
nesday at Cong. Beth Moses.
Installed at a recent Michigan
Branch conference at Cong. Bnai
Moshe were —
Leeman, pres i-
dent; Sol Docks,
Smith of Grand..
A. Smith and Sid-
ney Wolin of
Flint, vice presi-
dents; T h o in a s
Partovich, Meyer Mrs. Leeman
Levy and Reuben Adleman of Bay
City, secretaries; and Adolf Wink-
Orthodox and Reform Leaders Episcopalians.
Lutherans. 1U.-M. Legal Expert Warn of Perils
Threatened by Relitiion-in-Schools
The leaders of the Orthodox an d
Reform Jew i s h congregation al
movements spoke in opposition t 0
the Becker Amendment that wool d
permit prayers and Bible readin g
in public schools.
Appearing before the House Ju-
diciary Committee in Washington,
Moses Feuerstein, president of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congre-
gations of America, and Rabbi
Maurice Eisendrath, president of
the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, testified to express
their views against an amendment
to the Constitution that would neg-
ate the First Amendment.
American tradition of separation
church and state, as well as the
freedom of religious worship."
Dr. Jefferson B. Fordham, dean
of the University of Pennsylvania
law school, told the committee that
the proposed amendments were not
necesary. He characterized as
`sheer nonsense" charges made by
proponents who say that the back-
ers of the Supreme Court ruling
In New York, delegates to a one-
day convention of the metropolitan
section of the Protestant Episcopal
Church here, representing 136,000
members of the denomination,
Feuerstein suggested a mo- voted to oppose draft amendments
to the U.S. Constitution, now pend-
ment of prayer for each child
ing in the House of Representa-
by means of a card on which a
prayer could be recorded. He tives, which would void the Su-
Most of Michigan's unemployment said that children who preferred preme Court's decisions banning
insurance programs were establish- not to pray need not to do so. prayers and Bible-reading in public
ed as a result of the Social Secur- Dr. Eisendrath said that a bill schools. Leaders of the convention
ity Act of 1935.
like the one now pending, if said that the 900 delegates defeat-
adopted, would "earn for this ed "by a wide margin" a resolution
upholding adoption of the consti-
the oppropritun of his-
A University of Michigan legal
Rev. Norman Temme of New expert expressed opposition to pro-
posed constitutional amendments
Petach Tikva justly won the name I
"Mother of the Colonies." When it was ' bers of the Lutheran Church-Mis- dealing with prayer and Bible-read-
founded a new period was opened in souri Synod told the House Judici-
ing practices in public schools.
the history of our nation and that of
Eretz Israel — the period of agricultural ary Committee that "the sure road
Prof. Paul G. Kauper of the
settlement. Indeed, individual Jews toward secularism' would be "by
U-M Law School, in testimony
made previous experiments in agricul-
tural settlement. However, Petach Tikva way of prescribed public religion."
before the Judiciary Committee
is crowned "the first" because it was Appearing in opposition to the va-
of the House of Representatives
the first successful experiment and the
first actual expression of centuries of riety of proposed constitutional
in Washington, w a r n e d that
longing to resettle agriculturally in
amendments which would void the p r a .y e r s or Bible - reading in
Till the settling in Petach Tikva the U.S. Supreme Court ban on pray-
schools when supported by 'the
Jews hesitated to leave the Jewish ers and Bible reading in the pub-
compulsory power of the state,
Quarter of the old City in Jerusalem
and settle outside of the walls because
contribute little to the develop-
they saw it dangerous. Here they got that this proposed legislation would
ment of any genuine religious
up one day. travelled far away and
settled amongst Arab farmers. The prove to be destructive of our piety or ethical conduct and may
loneliness, hunger and lack of essential
things did not keep the settlers back.
One of the women in those days applied
to the Rabbinate for a divorce because
her husband is not mentally well, for
he went out into the wilderness . . .
After the first experiment to settle,
the Petach Tikva Colony was abandoned
on account of the floods and malaria, A
TRENTON, N.J. (JTA)—An ef-
year and a half later the settlers re-
fort by a local school board to
Despite the many crises. Petach Tikva
was successful during the eight years bypass the U.S. Supreme Court's
of its existence to be outstanding not ban on school prayers was re-
only in its firstness but also as a settle-
ment center and an example for other buffed by the State Supreme Court
in a ruling with statewide effect.
Petach Tikva is not only the "Mother
Colony," but also the mother of the i The state law required reading
labor movement in Eretz Israel and the of five verses of the Old Testa-
center of the Second Aliyah.
ment and allowed the reading, out
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42 . PROOF
The resolution was appealed by
!the state attorney general, Arthur
J. Stiles, to the Superior Court
which called the resolution uncon-
stitutional. The Hawthorne board
appealed to the State Supreme
Court. The State High Court up-
held the Superior Court ruling as
"patently sound," in a 7-0 decision.
Stiles ruled immediately that the
state law allowing such prayers
Rabbi Avigdor Cyperstein, dean of
Talmudical studies at Yeshiva Uni-
versity and head of Mifal Hatorah
in Israel, who is national vice-
p r e s i d e n t of Mizrachi-Hapoel
Hamizrachi, will be the guest of
local Mizrachi, and will speak at
9:15 p.m., May 30, at Young Israel
He will discuss problems relating
to religious affairs in the U.S. and
Israel and on issues revolving
around Jewish educational needs.
The public is invited. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Beth Yehudah to Honor
Leader Back From Israel
Cong. Beth Yehudah will hold a
testimonial d inn e r f or Meyer
Levin, president, and Mrs. Levin,
6 p.m. Wednesday, at Oak Manor
Catering. The event marks the oc-
casion of their return from a visit
A musical program and enter-
tainment have been prepared.
For reservations, call Harold
Platt, vice-president, UN 2-9525.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 22, 1964
9 CODE NO.
UNITED BRANDS • DETROIT • U.S.A.
Near 7 Mile Road
LIVE IT UP!
Let Us Plan
loud, of the Lord's Prayer. Soon
after the U.S. Supreme Court rul-
ing last June, the school Board
of Hawthorne passed a resolution
ordering the Hawthorne school
superintendent to permit the prac-
tices to continue.
Yeshiva Dean to Talk
to Local Mizrachi
of indeed, have the effect of cheap- Scarboro schools and that fo r tl ie
ening and degrading religion."
remaining two elementary grades
"The vitality of religion," he a new course be introduced to in-
said, "depends upon free and vol- clude teaching of the religious
untary adherence to religious be- origins of other cultures.
lief and practice. It cannot be made
to depend for its support upon the
The CARIBE MOTEL
use the states' coercive power."
Kauper is recognized as an au-
thority on constitutional law and
WITH . . .
church-state relations. A promi-
nent Lutheran layman, he has writ-
Woodward near 7 Mile Rd.
ten several books, the most recent
Minutes away from everything
of which, "Civil Liberties and the
Constitution," was awarded a Na-
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• Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
recognition by the American Coun-
cil of Christians and Jews.
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TORONTO (JTA)—The Board of
Education of Scarboro, a Toronto
suburb, approved a motion asking
that religious instruction be re-
moved from grades one to six in Moderate
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