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June 25, 1965 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-06-25

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Charles Raddock's Unique Three-Volume Work
`Portrait of a People' Evaluates Positive Judaism

Charles Raddock, a United Na-
tions correspondent who formerly
edited the Jewish Forum, resent-
ing the failure of UNESCO (UN
Educational, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organization) to include the
"full" Jewish
history on its
"History of Man-
kind," proceeded
to perform the
task on his own.
It was his feeling
that UNESCO
had left inad-
vertently "a 2,-
000 year gap in
the un'iversal
Raddock
saga."
He thereupon produced the
three-volume "Portrait of a Peo-
ple" which has been issued by Ju-
daica Press (520 5th, N. Y. 36).
Aiming his work to coincide with
the 17th anniversary of the recog-
nition of Israel by the United
States, Raddock's interesting prod-
uct coincides almost to the date
with President Truman's prompt
recognition of the Jewish State
when it was proclaimed on May
14, 1948.
Raddock's history is unique
in many respects. It is more
commentary than running story,
but in the course of his evalua-
tion efforts he does offer the
major facts about Jewry, com-
mencing with Ancestry — with
Abraham of Ur, " the first Jew,"
carrying it down to most recent
occurrances, the debate over
"deicide" at the Vatican Ecu-
menical Council.
It is primarily an interpretive
work. Yet it is replete with infor-
mation that needs to be passed on
to an inquiring audience, and Rad-

Educators Seminar
to Be Held at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ten leading
authorities in the field of Jewish
education and Hebrew literature
will comprise the facuty of the
14th annual educators seminar to
be held on the campus of Cornell
University, July 4-25, under the
auspices of the department. of edu-
cation and culture of the Jewish
Agency-American Section.
Co-sponsors of the seminar,
which will be devoted to the study
of the Hebrew language, Biblical
literature, Israel and pedagogy,
will be the Hebrew Teachers Col-
lege of Boston, the Baltimore He-
brew College of Baltimore; and
the Gratz College of Philadelphia.
Almost 100 American Jewish edu-
cators are expected to attend.
They will live on the Cornell
campus at the Young Israel House.

Israel Negotiating

Loan From Bank

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nego-
tiations for a loan of between $40-
and $50,000,000 from the World
Bank to Israel Industrial Develop-
ment Bank have been opened
here, it was learned Monday.
An Israeli delegation, headed by
David Horowitz, governor of the
Bank of Israel, is now in Wash-
ington.
Horowitz is also expected to dis-
cuss with the governors of the
World Bank the so-called "Horo-
witz Plan" to finance $3,000,000,-
000 in aid in a five-year period to
developing nations.
The plan was first submitted
about two years ago at a world
development conference held in
Geneva.

Toronto Tops '64 Total

TORONTO (JTA) — The 1965
campaign of Toronto's United Jew-
ish Appeal, the central fund-rais-
ing organ, was closed here with
the total reaching $2,750,000, an
increase of $200,000 over last
year.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
26—Friday, June 25, 1965

dock's work is sufficiently all-in-
clusive to make it very valuable
for the study of the story of the
Jew.
Thoroughly and well illustrated,
excellently annotated, this trilogy
emerges as a positive work, writ-
ten by one who is steeped in Jew-
ish knowledge and who speaks au-
thoritatively on Jewish traditional
values.
The trilogy is devoted to "The
Story of the Jews from Ancient to
Modern Times." The first volume
covers events from Abraham to
the rise of Mohammedanism and
the Middle Ages; the second goes
on through the era of the false
messiahs and the Hassidic period;
the third commences with the mod-
ern era, with the salons and the
Mendelsohnian times, leading up
to the present.
Raddock admonishes the read-
er at the outset that his narra-
tive strips the Jewish story "of
the miraculous so as not to strain
the credulity of the modern
reader." But he does not strip it
of the religious aspects.
He asks the Christian's indul-
gence for the candor with which
he treats the role played by the
Church, and he acknowledges the
steps to correct the wrongs taken
by Christian councils in recent
years. But he expresses regret that
Islam has not taken similar steps
to disavow its old-time zealotry.
Raddock's la years of labor to
produce the three-volume "Portrait
of a People" justify the results.
Ordained for the rabbinate, the
author, having devoted himself to
journalism, has produced a work
that reflects his research, his ac-
quisition of data that analyzes and
interprets 38 centuries of Jewish
history.
Many of his comments could
well serve as guides for Jewish
discussion groups. His analysis
of Hassidism is among the im-
pressive portions of his extensive
work. His suggestion that the
Jews might be considered "The
Fifth Estate" is of special inter-
est. Recalling that Edmund
Murke, pointing to the press rep-
resentatives, had said in the Brit-
ish Parliament, "Yonder sits the
Fourth Estate!", Raddock com-
ments: "But Burke was not quite
correct. For before newspapers
had come upon the scene, Jews
constituted what he might have
more fittingly called the Fourth
Estate. Or, perhaps, he might
have called the Jews the Fifth
Estate."
Reviewing the more modern
events, the author comments:
"The modern era for the Jews
of the world played its new theme
out in the salon as in the syna-
gogue, on the bourse as in the. In
no era was the 'Jewish question'
so completely played on every
socio-economic string as in the
18th, 19th and 20th centuries, when
the common man finally took his
place in the sun.
"That theology, moreover, should
still have played its part in an era
hardly theological is one of the
unique aspects of Jewish history.
And that every modern theme
should have been played out in
Jewish history is, equally, one of
the unique aspects of World his-
tory:
"The two are inseparable, evi-
dently. As the modern record
shows, at any rate, the 'Jews were
already a global people because of
their theology and their social
mobility."
Raddock makes no apologies
for Jews or Jewish history. His
is the proud interpretation, the
positive p o r t r a yal. He ex-
presses pride in Israel's status
by assertnig that "this unique
people which Mohammed angrily
dubbed 'People of the Book' has
endured because of it. East of
the Mediterranean to north and
south of the Atlantic, this 'na-
tion' might have perished en
route had Hillel and Akiba and
Rashi and Maimuni and Bonas

French Parliament Told

Ties to Israel 'Excellent'

PARIS (JTA) — Relations be- amentary mission' which visited
tween France and Israel were de- Israel in 1964 at the invitation of
scribed as "excellent and cordial" Israel's partliament.
in a report submitted to the
The 100-page report described
truc de Porta and Karu not spell- French National Assembly by Israel's political, economic and
three
members
of
a
French
parli-
ed out that 'book' generation
social situation with special atten-
after generation."
tion to Israel's relations with
Raddock's work demolishes Toyn- Histadrut to Build Clinic France. The report said that
beeism, refutes defeatism, glories
"though Franco-Israeli close mili-
in Jewry's adherence to faith, in- Named for Boston Leader tary cooperation and 'brotherhood
BOSTON (JTA) — Alexander in arms' which reigned during
terprets anti-Semitism, makes im-
portant comments on Israel and Shapiro, chairman of the Greater the Sinai campaign" of 1956 "now
Boston Israel Histadrut campaign, has been conluded, relations be-
Israelis.
It is an excellent addendum to announced that a $100,000 Kupat tween the two countries remain
the major Jewish histories and en- Holim medical center will be es- cordial and excellent." One of the
cyclopedias and will serve the read- tablished in Haifa in honor of three signatories was Gaullist
er well in his search for Jewish John E. Powers, clerk of the Su- Deputy Robert Vendroux, Presi-
preme Court of Suffolk County dent de Gaulle's brother-in-law.
historical facts.
and former president of the Mas-
Charles Helou, president of Leb-
sachusetts State Legislature.
Funds for the project were anon, was in Paris last week for
raised at the "Freedom Award" three days of talks with President
de Gaulle which included the con-
dinner attended by 2,000 promi- troversy
over Arab plans to divert
nent New Englanders, including the headwaters of the Jordan
Massachusetts Governor John
Prof. Wallace Mendelson of the Volpe. Dr. Sol Stein, executive River to deny its waters - to Israel
Uriiversity of Texas has enriched director of the National Commit- for irrigation purposes. Lebanon
the judicial library with his new- tee for Labor Israel, who made is one of the riparian countries in
est edited work, "Felix Frankfur- the "Freedom Award" presenta- which the diversion project is
ter, The Judge," published by tion, hailed the contribution made underway.
Reynall & Co. and distributed by by Powers to the cause of Israel.
Wm. Morrow & Co. (425 Park, S.,
NY 16). It is a noteworthy addi-
One of the largest lake trout
tion to his earlier work, which ever caught anywhere was landed
contained tributes to Frankfurther at Grand Haven in 1864. It weigh-
by a number of distinguished ed 88 pounds.
authors.
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senting opinions performed the
"classic function of disinterring
from the soothing verbiage of the
majority the real issues on which
choice must turn."
Kaufman's "The Justice and
His Law Clerks" is a moving tri-
bute to the late Supreme Court
justice. He states that the justice
loved them and that his friend-
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Montreal Jew Testifies
Before Visiting Germans

MONTREAL (JTA)—A closed
hearing was held at the West Ger-
man consulate here to secure testi-
mony from a survivor of the Nazi
concentration camp at Treblinka.
Sigmund Strawczynsky was the
only witness heard by a commis-
sion of inquiry set up in the trial
of 10 former Treblinka officers and
guards. The trial is taking place
in Dusseldorf, West Germany.
Strawczynski, a Polish Jew, is a
former prisoner in the Treblinka
camp where an estimated 700,000
Jews were massacred during World
War II. The visiting commission in-
cludes Dr. Hubert Bach, chairman
of the Dusseldorf tribunal; Hans
Gnichwitz, an attorney, and seven
defense lawyers representing the
accused. A representative of the
West German government is ac-
companying the commission.

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