When tears cloud my eyes and darken the
And my heart is heavy within me;
Shall I blot from the mind; the love
I have known and in which I have rejoiced
When a fate beyond my understanding takes
Friends and kin whom
and leaves me
Bereft of shining presences that have lit
Through years of companionship and
Cease blessing Thee for the peace of
Those I have loved, though now beyond
given form and quality to my being
Thou Takest Not Away'
The glow of the light in which I once
And they live on, unfailingly feeding
My heart and mind and imagination,
By Rabbi Morris Adler
They have led me into the wide universe
Written for the Shaarey Zedek
Give me the vision 0 God to see and feel I continue to inhabit, and their presence
Recorder three weeks before
That imbedded deep in each of Thy gifts,
Is more vital to me than their absence.
* * *
dementia afflicted our community
Is a core of eternity, undiminished and
What Thou givest 0 Lord
An eternity that survives the dread hours
Thou takest not away
of affliction and misery.
And bounties once granted
Shall I cry out in anger, 0 God
The youth that once was mine
Shed their radiance evermore.
Because Thy gifts are mine but for a
Continues to course in memory and
Within me your love ad vision
Shall I grieve for a youth that has gone
Now woven deep into the texture
Shall I forget the blessing of health
Once my hair is grey and my shoulders And remains unspent even in age,
Live and will be mine, till Thou tallest
The moment it gives way to illness and
It lingers in the brightness still cast
And forget days of vibrancy and power.
Upon the dimmer landscape age unfolds,
To another realm, where these moments
Shall I be ungrateful for the moments of
Shall I in days of adversity fail to iecall
It gives vitality to the compassion,
The hours of joy and glory Thou once hast And strength to the greater understanding Shall be joined together
it The seasons of joy, the days of gladness
Which many years of living and feeling
In unbroken sequence
Shall I in turmoil of need and anxiety
Have brought as their enriching gifts.
To form eternal life.
'What Thou Givest O'Lord
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Renewed Anti-Semitic Activities
Cause Disquiet in Jewish Ranks
U. S. Delegate Asks
UN Act on Outlawing
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) — The United
States government called on the United Nations
Commission on Human Rights to give highest pri-
ority to the adoption of a long-pending draft decla-
ration and draft international convention on the
elimination of all forms of religious intolerance.
That request was voiced on the first day of the
commission's three-week session, which opened
Tuesday, by Morris B. Abram, American representa-
tive on the Commission. Abram is president of the
American Jewish Committee.
Addressing the commission as it was about to
consider a long 20-point agenda, Abram told the
body that it was high time that an effort be made
to close the gap between practice and the high
principles of the 18-year-old Universal Declaration
of Human Rights. That declaration was adopted in
Abram proposed 'that, in view of the heavy
agenda, the current session give priorities first to
the draft instruments outlawing religious intoler-
ance, then to a proposal banning statutes of limita-
tions for the trial and punishment of war criminals.
He also called for action on the plan to observe
the International Year for Human Rights in 1968,
and implementation of a previous decision to name
-a, United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Abram's insistence on foremost prio-rity to the
religious freedomS issue was considered by most
delegates on the 21-member commission as a de-
and that the Soviet -Union halt its campaign,
under way since 1960, to keep the UN from
speaking out against religicius intolerance.
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Grave disquiet over the recently renewed manifestations of anti-Semitic activities
in a number of countries, particularly in West Germany and Austria, was voiced here at the conference
of the European executive of the World Jewish Congress, which concluded its sessions here Sunday.
Attending the parley were representatives from WJC sections in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Holland,
Britain and other West European countries.
Lord Sieff of Britain, chairman of the European executive, declared there has been a great increase
recently in anti-Semitic activities, and said: "There is reason to believe that this trend is being fomented
by agents of President Nasser, of Egypt, in furtherance of a campaign against Israel in which he does
not hesitate to jeopardize the security and tranquility of Jewish communities throughout the world."
In a special report to the conference, Dr. Stephen Roth, of London, executive director of the
European division of the WJC, cited numerous instances of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany and
Austria and of Arab-incited, anti-Jewish agitation in Latin America.
"The real danger," he said, "is that the German mood is changing. There is a lessening awareness
there of the past and of respect for the moral obligations resulting from the Hitler period."
Reports were delivered to the conference by Dr. Hendrick van Dam, secretary-general of the Central
Council of Jews in Germany, and Dr. Heinz Galinski, president of the Berlin Jewish Community.
Special reports were delivered on the situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union and on recent
anti-Jewish developments in Austria. Resolutions condemning all these developments, including those in
the Soviet Union, Austria and Germany, were adopted by the conference at its final session today.
Victorious Party in Austria Disassociates Itself from Anti-Semitism
VIENNA (JTA)—An official of the conservative Austrian People's Party, which scored a major
victory in the country's national elections Sunday, said on Monday that his party had nothing to do
with pamphlets showing "anti-Semitic tendencies" distributed during the election campaign. The Peoples
Party has won a narrow parliamentary majority as a result of the elections.
Hermann Withalm, the party's general secretary, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he
sharply condemned anti-Semitism. He made his statement in commenting on leaflets attributed to the
People's Party which contained anti-Semitic remarks. He said that any such material had been "smug-
gled" into the party propaganda by "unknown adversaries" of the party.
Charges of anti-Semitism had also been made during the election campaign against the new Demo-
cratic Progressive Party. However, this faction received only 148,541 votes among the 4,800,000 ballots
cast in the elections.
New Ruler of Syria Calls for 'Immediate War' Against Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Syria's new chief of state, Nureddin Atassi, Thursday called for an immediate
"liberation war" against Israel as "the best way of achieving Arab unity." Speaking at a military parade
on the 10th anniversary of the Baath Socialist Party's seizure of power, he attacked the Western powers,
especially the United States, and underlined Syria's intention to cooperate more closely with the Coin-
Israel Ambassador Harman to Address Rally Here March 23
Marking Formal Opening of the 1966 Allied Jewish Campaign
A citywide rally Wednesday evening, March 23, will mark the official opening of the 1966 Allied Jewish Campaign.
The rally, which will include participation by all segments of the Jewish community, will be held at 8:15 p.m. at
Temple Israel. Featured speaker will be Avraham Harman, Israel ambassador to the United States
Sol Eisenberg and Irwin Green, campaign general chairmen, will be presented at the rally with Abraham Borman,
honorary campaign chairman, and Alfred L. Deutsch, pre-campaign chairman, by Hyman Safran, president of the Jewish
A program highlight will be a performance by the Jewish Community Center Golden Age Chorus directed by
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel of Congregation Adas Shalom.
Harman was appointed Israel ambassador to the United States in 1959, succeeding Abba S. Eban. He came to the post
of ambassador after a notable career as a member of Israel's diplomatic corps and as an executive of the Jewish Agency
for Israel. Before becoming ambassador he served for three years as a member of the policy-snaking body of the Jewish
Agency. Previously, he had served as consul general of Israel in New York, as director of the Tsrael Office of Tn formation
in the United States and counselor to the Israel United Nations delegation, and as Israel's first consul general in
Born in London, England, Harman received his law degree at Oxford University. After a period of duty with the
Zionist Federation of South Africa, he came to Israel where he joined the staff of the Jewish Age ,,,v. Later he was appointed
deputy director of the Israel Government Press Office.
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