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November 19, 1965 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-11-19

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Israel Applauds
Frankl's Theory Stresses Heeding the Meaning of Life
Review of "The Doctor and ' welcome and n e e d e d. He has can be summoned to his rescue
Award to Truman the A Soul,"
in this procedure. Logotherapy is
by Viktor E. Frank!.

NEW. YORK — The selection
of President Harry S. Truman
as recipient of the 1965 Theodor
Herzl Gold NI e d a Ili o n of the
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica was acclaim-
ed by the govern-
ment and people
of Israel through
President Zalman
Shazar, in a spec-
ial message ad-
dressed to Jac-
q u e s Torczyner,
president of the
ZOA.
President Sha-
zarexpressed
"pleasure that
you in the ZOA
have made so
particularly ap-
propriate a
choice".
Truman
The presenta-
tion ceremony of the award to
President Truman will take place
at the annual ZOA dinner at the
Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, Nov. 28,
in commemoration of the 18th
(Chai) anniversary of the pass-
age of the UN resolution for
the establishment of a Jewish
state. High-ranking statesmen and
leaders in all walks of life in the
United States, Israel and the inter-
national scene will join in the
tribute to the former president in
recognition of his role as a leader
of the free world and his con-
tributions to the establishment of
the State of Israel.

By DR. JOHN M. DORSEY
WSU University Professor
In "The Doctor and the Soul"
(Knopf), Dr. Viktor E. Frank! de-
fines his therapeutic, logotherapy,
as treatment of the spiritual and,
beyond that, the meaning of the
individual. He explains that this
spiritual "does not have a reli-
gious connotation but refers to the
specifically human dimension."
Further, he points out that it is
"not the aim of logotherapy to take
the place of existing psychotherapy,
but only to complement it." This
logotherapy "will be indicated in
cases where a patient turns to a
doctor for help in his spiritual dis-
tress, not because of actual dis-
ease." He adds, "as sexual frustra-
tion may—at least according to
psychoanalysis—lead to neuroses, it
is conceivable that frustration of
the will-to-meaning may also lead
to neurosis,"—to existential neu-
rosis. Further, "there are cases in
which ordinary psychotherapy must
be applied and yet a complete cure
can be e f f e c t e d only by logo-
therapy."
Based upon his personal exper-
ience, Dr. Frankl offers certain
insightful viewpoints, such as, "In
attempting to answer the question
of the meaning of life—that most
human of all questions—man is
thrown back upon himself, must
realize that he is questioned by life
and has to answer and be answer-
able with his life"; and, "I am
absolutely convinced that the gas
chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka
and Maidanek were ultimately pre-
"Obscurity and a competence pared not in some ministry or other
— that is the life that is best in Berlin, but rather at the desks
and in the lecture halls of nihilis-
worth living." — Mark Twain.
tic scientists and philosophers."
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
His observations on heeding the
meaning of life are particularly
8—Friday, November 19, 1965

worked up key terms for describ-
ing his approach to psychotherapy,
calling his special treatment tech-
nique "paradoxical intention." The
"paradox" lies in the curative ef-
fect deriving from the patient's
"intentionally" bringing on himself
the precise symptom, or symptoms,
which he has been in the habit
of fearing as his ordeal or sick-
ness. The patient's sense of humor,
as well as other integrating forces,

AJCongress Hits Realtors
for Stand Against Fair-
Housing Legislation

NEW YORK — The American
Jewish Congress Monday sharply
criticized a statement by the head
of the National Association of Real
Estate Boards opposing any change
in the association's traditional op-
p o s it i o n to anti-discrimination
housing laws.
Commenting on a statement is-
sued Sunday by NAREB president
Maurice G. Read at the opening
of the realtors' association conven-
tion in Chicago, Howard M. Squad-
ron, chairman of the commission
on law and social action of the
AJ Congress, declared:
" T h e National Association of
Real Estate Boards has revealed a
startling ignorance of the nature of
equality . . . Mr. Read's comment
that he did not think 'the time is
ripe' for the National Association
of Real Estate Boards to propose
legislative programs to its local
boards is, to put it mildly, quaint."

then appreciated especially for
what suffering it can alleviate.
A goodly number of case reports
illustrate the efficacy of the pa-
tient's efforts at self-management
in accordance with his learning
through experiences to tolerate his
fear of his symptomatic attacks.
Dr. Frankl progresses from logo-
therapy through existential analysis
to medical ministry, the border-
land of medicine, philosophy and
religion, with its problems and
dangers of overstepping the boun-
daries: "Medical ministry helps
the patient to shape his suffering
into inner achievement and so to
realize attitudinal values."
This work, the second expanded
edition, invites interest on several
scores. Written by an internation-
ally noted Viennese professor of
psychiatry and neurology, a sur-
vivor of the horrors of two con-
centration camps, and a represen-
tative of the development of pres-
ent European psychiatric trends
toward existentialism, it well de-
serves the attention of American
mental health workers as well as
health servers in general.

Israel Renews Picking
of Olives by Jordanians
in Troubled Sector

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

o JERUSALEM—Jordanian villag-
ers have again been permitted to
pick olives in the Israeli-held sec-
tor of the Mount Scopus enclave
where three Israeli policemen were
wounded last December by Jordan-
ian soldiers when similar Israeli
permission was granted, Israeli
sources said Wednesday.
The enclave is demilitarized, and
access to it is via Jordanian-held
old Jerusalem under UN super
vision. The olive groves in the
enclave have been periodically
worked by Arab villagers follow-
ing requests for Israel's consent
by UN truce supervisors. .
When the three Israeli police-
men were wounded, the UN truce
organization took the blame for
transmitting locations incorrectly.
However, Israel considered this act
a breach of faith and withdrew its
consent to the olive picking. Pick-
ing has been going on for the past
10 days.

"Are the men of the hour ever
the men of the eternities?" — John
Burroughs.

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Bar-Ilan University of Israel

10th Anniversary Banquet

Tuesday, November 30, 6 p.m., at Cobo Hall

Will acknowledge the State of Israel's acclaim of Detroit's pioneering role in

the establishment of the great university in Ramat Gan, Israel

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All Detroiters are invited to join in the Detroit celebration and to participate in honoring

GOVERNOR GEORGE ROMNEY OF MICHIGAN

who will be presented with an honorary Bar-Ilan Fellowship at the dinner

by Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein, President of Bar-Ilan

Guest Speaker will be Rabbi Morris Adler

Make your reservations at once, to assure your participation in this historic event.

For information and reservations call Dl 1-0708

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