Dr. Judd Teller Closes Midrasha Institute Lecture Series Susan Budson to Wed Rusk Will Speak
"When crises cease in the his-
encouragement to young people, become more "inner-directed," Dr.
tory of a people, that people
said Dr. Teller, there should be
Teller suggested that "a new type Lawrence Rosenberg
ceases. A culture, to survive, must
an emphasis on "ritual that's
be in constant ferment." Thus. Dr.
meaningful, like the alms giving
Judd Teller, author and editor,
on Friday afternoons.”
brought to a close Wednesday
Those who would equate Amer-
"Crises in Jewish History," the ican Jewish life to• the Babylonian
ninth annual Midrasha Institute exile are seriously misquidsed,
lecture series at the Esther Ber- said Dr. Teller. "Babylonian Jewry
codified Jewish law; American
Dr. Teller was pinch-hitting for Jewry has codified nothing." (He
the scheduled speaker, Dr. Arthur Suggested this situation be altered
Hertzberg, who was unable to at- through the codification of Yiddish
tend because of illness in his literature.) Unlike Babylonian
Jewry. he added, American Jews
cannot - survive • without a Jewish
The author of "Scapegoat of state. "We must . have a center."
Revolution' noted in his talk sev-
The speaker complained that
eral parallels between the Jews American Jewry is too concerned
of the Greeco-Roman period and I with p u.b 1 i c .relations, and not
can Jewry today is no different enough with "inner-directed" ef-
of America. The threat to Ameri- forts to strengthen Jewish life
than the threat in the Hellenistic here. "It will go down to the
But whereas the ancient peo- everlasting shame of American
_--N ----.1 ) 1 assimilated through the al-
Jewry that it came begging to the
.:Int and the peasantry, Jews . Vatican to correct a myth of dei-
oday are assimilating m or e cide. for in trying to correct a
rapidly because mass media pass myth it acknowledged that myth
• on the popular, or vulgar, culture as history."
to all levels."
The "truly big issue is not the
determinations in the Vatican,"
He cited as examples of Amer-
said Dr. Teller, "but in the Selmas
ican-style, Hellenism, the Jew-
and Harlems of this nation. Our
ish funeral ("it's Greco-Ameri-
most realistic dialogue will be with
can—from the wake to the
the Negro "
embalming, we see the Egyptian
He also found fault with Amer-
influence") and the Bar Mitzvah
ican Jewry's great expectations
celebration ("Hellenistic in its
of Israel. "It can't be perfect,"
- superficial aspects"). By way of
he cautioned, "but only less im-
perfect. A normative Judaism
develops only gradually. Don't
forget Israel is only 18 years
old and has inherited many
kinds of normative Judaism. The
Hebrew language may help to
STRICTLY KOSHER FOR
Speaking as an American Jew,
Dr. Teller said, "it is unfortunate
that Israel is so dependent on
American Jewry, for American
tibb L7 1'W
tourists bring Hellenistic stand-
ards to Israel. There will be a
struggle here between Hellenism
and Judaism: it will be carried to
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The marked, radio-equipped car
of Southfield Security Patrol has
become a familiar sight in the
area. It represents a four-year-old
agency headed by Lionel, Jerome
and Allen Silvarman: Security
The three brothers have seen
their agency grow into such ser-
vices as patrol, store detectives, in-
vestigation, electronics, plant pro-
tection and mounted. The firm has
been responsible for apprehension
of 4,000 law breakers in the years
of 1963 and 1964.
Besides Southfield, the agency
has extended its area of coverage
to over 40 other communities.
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of intellectual layman" give leader-
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
ship to Jewish program planning.
will address a Detroit audience 8
"The present leadership is an inter-
p.m. Monday at Ford Auditorium.
locking directorate," he said, "and
His topic will be "Foreign Policy
it is necessary to decentralize this
Aspects of the United States Im-
leadership, channel it to a local
level. I find that the present level
Sponsor of the event is the
of public discussion is too low for
Michigan Committee on Immigra-
the average Jew."
tion with the cooperation of many
Does Dr. Teller see any positive
ethnic and civic groups here.
aspects to American Jewish life?
Honorary co-chairman are Gov.
"For the first time," he conceded,
George Romney and Mayor Jerome
"there is a generation of American
P. Cavanagh. Max M. Fisher is a
Jewish writers that is creating
co-chairman, and one of the Michi-
American-Jewish literature and in-
gan Committee vice presidents is
troducing American-Jewish values.
Walter E. Klein, executive director
Like Saul Bellow's `Herzog'."
of the Jewish Community Council.
Second — witness young people
Among the organizations co-
joining the civil rights crusade —
sponsoring the presentation are
"social idealism hasn't died as an
the Detroit Chapter of the Ameri-
American-Jewish factor among in-
can Jewish Committee, Michigan
dividuals." And finally, "The
Council of the American Jewish
mighty allied campaigns- show that
A July wedding is being planned Congress, Anti-Defamation League
"American Jews have a sense of by Susan Bette Budson and Law- of Bnai Brith, Jewish Community
guilt with regard to their identity. rence Richard Rosenberg.
Council, Jewish Family and Chil-
It's a ray of hope for -U.S. Jewry's
Miss Budson is the daughter of dren's SerVice, Jewish Labor Com-
survival in an affluent society." Mrs. Daniel Budson, 25035 Rue mittee, Jewish War Veterans De-
Versailles, Oak Park, and the late partment of Michigan and the De-
Dr. Budson. Her fiance is the son troit Section of the National
of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rosen- Council of Jewish Women.
berg of Teaneck, N. J.
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