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August 21, 1964 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-08-21

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Gillis Backed; His Moses Montefiore Story, Told as Fiction, Good Biography Branigin Candidate
The Montefiores' friendship with for County Re-election
with only two of itarian causes, in behalf of his
Support of Kosher the Fictionalized,
characters not historically true people in defense of Jewish rights, the Disraelis, respect they gained
Edgar M. Branigin, a candidate
in her story, Sylvia Barras, the wife dedicated to Jewish learning and among their neighbors, their
Bill, Sinai Shown of
nomination as County Clerk on
the rabbi of Temple Israel of to piety, is portrayed in this bit devotion to their country and to

Rep. Joseph A. Gillis has pro-
tected the rights of all minority
groups in his district during his
six years in the Michigan Legisla-
ture. He is seeking his fourth term
from the Northwest Detroit area.
In 1960 a group
of hospitals car-
ing for crippled
and afflicted chil-
dren hired a lob-
blest in an at-
tempt to get a
higher daily rate
from the state for
the patients for
the selected
group of 15 hosp-
itals, Sinai, in his Rep. Gillis
district was aoton the list for
the higher state pay ratae. Gillis
successfully passed an amend-
ment to bring the money paid by
the state to Sinai equal to that paid
the other hospitals.
In 1963 Michigan's legislature
had before it a Slaughter Act.
Some of the rural legislators op-
posed to the bill attempted to
defeat the bill by changing the
kosher killing provision. Gillis
fought for and retained the
kosher killing provision in the
bill which became law.
Rep. Gillis has fought any pro-
visions to change the right of
benevolent societies to claim the
bodies of inmates who die in state
In 1964 Rep. Gillis voted
against a resolution which would
lead to prescribed prayers in pub-
lic schools. His statement of op-
position was printed in the House
Walter E. Klein, executive direc-
tor of the Jewish Community
Council, wrote Gillis:
"Many of us who had occasion
to see the House Journal of Feb.
12 were impressed by your re-
marks following the adoption of
Senate Concurrent Resolution No.
1. We feel that what you said put
the matter in its correct perspec-
tive and, of course, we regret very
much that the majority of the
House was not persuaded accord-
ingly. In any event, I did want
you to know of the appreciation
which was voiced by several for
the understanding which you dis-
played with respect to this mat-
Gillis, the only practicing at-
torney in the present Legislature,
pointed to the need to strengthen
the role of major urban commu-
nities in the legislature by assur-
ing representation by trained and
experienced legislators. Pointing
to strong support he has been
given by many leading Jewish
citizens, he expressed gratitude
for the confidence shown him

Township Changes
Sessions to Avoid
Friday Meetings

response to a protest from the
Jewish Community Council of
Lower Bucks County, the Middle-
town Township Board of Super-
visors has changed the dates of its
semi-monthly meetings from Fri-
day nights to Wednesday nights,
according to notification received
here by Samuel Glantz, chairman
of the JCC.
Shortly after he was elected, re-
cently, to the Jewish Community
Council chairmanship, Mr. Glantz
wrote to the Board of Supervisors,
protesting against the scheduling
of the township's public meetings
on Friday nights. He noted in his
protest that Jewish residents of
the township cannot attend *meet-
ings on Friday nights, due to the


"Even when laws have been
written down, they ought not al-
ways to remain unaltered."

Friday, August 21, 1964 '35

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has written an of fiction which is, actually, a bio- their faith, are well told in Mrs.
Barras' tale.
interesting biography of Sir Moses graphy of merit.
Under the title "Champion in a
Stagecoach," published by Bloch,
Mrs. Barras gathered material for
her story in the archives in Lon-
don, in the Library of Congress,
at the Jewish Theological Semin-
ary and at the Hebrew University
in Jerusalem.
Tracing her story to the earliest
days of the great Jewish philanth-
ropist, to his bar mitzvah in 1797
until his death in 1885, Mrs. Bar-
rar describes his rise to fame, his
role as Sheriff of London, his
being knighted by Queen Victoria
and his many activities in behalf
of Jewry:
Of special interest is the de-
scription of Montefiore's in-
terest in Palestine, his interest
in Jewish settlements their in
pre-Zionist days, his encourage-
ment to the early settlers.
Then there is an account of his
role in defending the Jewish posi-
tion on numerous occasions, espec-
While in Israel to plan for the memorial by the Jewish National
ially in exposing the lie, together Fund to the late President John F. Kennedy, MAX BRESSLER, presi-
with Adolph Cremieux of France, dent of the JNF of America, showed the Kennedy Certificate to Isra-
when the ritual murder libel was el's Prime Minister LEVI ESHKOL in the presence of Ambassador
spread in Damascus in 1844.
JACOB TSUR (left) world president of the Keren Kayemeth l'Israel
A life devoted to all human-

Bressler Shows Kennedy Certificate

the Democratic Ticket, at the pri-
mary on Sept. 1, has held that
office since his appointment in
1947 by the judges of the Wayne
Circuit Court, upon the death of
Caspar J. Lingeman.
On each occasion that Branigin
has been a candidate for this office
he has received solid labor support,
including endorsement by the
Wayne County Council AFL-CIO,
the Building Trades Council and
other affiliated unions. In addition,
he has been awarded the top rating
of the Detroit Citizens League in
each campaign.

L.A. Gives $380,000 Loan

1,000 interest-free loans totaling
$379,373 were made during the
year ended March 1, 1964, by the
Jewish Free Loan Association, ac-
cording to a report released by
A. A. Rotberg, newly elected presi-
dent of this Jewish Federation-
Council agency.
During this period 857 past
loans were fully repaid. Average
amount of the 955 loans granted
was $397.




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