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March 11, 1966 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-11

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Jerusalem Hospital Combines
Modern Medicine, Halakha

JERUSALEM — Soon there will
be a new $10,000,000 Shaare Zedek
Hospital here, but the traditional
Orthodox law (Halakha) that goes
back centuries will continue to be
The cornerstone-laying ceremony
for the hospital was held last week,
and it will rise in the Talbien sec-
tion of Jerusalem. The present
Shaare Zedek structure, 62 years
old, is on the road into the city.
Sixty-two years ago, Jerusalem
was more like a village than the
modern city it is today.
It was the site of the 1917 sur-
render of the Turks to Field Mar-
shal Viscount Allenby of Britain,
and in 1948 treated casualties of
the War for Independence. It has
epidemics of malaria, diptheria
and polio.
Through it all, however, the
city's oldest — and most over-
crowded—hospital has combined
religious observance with mod-
em m e d i c i n e, according to
James Feron in The New York
Dr. Falk Schlesinger, director of
the hospital, pointed out to Feron
that Arab medical students are em-
ployed to operate switchboards,
elevators . and ..ambulances on
Saturday, when Orthodox Jews
may not work.
Nurses, who cannot write on the
Sabbath, record patients' tempera-
tures by moving paper clips on
printed charts.
When a death occurs, a sign,
"Az'hara Cohanim, Caution, Co-
hanim," is placed on the front
door. It is directed at the Cohanim,
descendants of Aaron, who are not
permitted to be in a building con-
taining a corpse.
So observant is the hospital

Tel Aviv Dean Decides
to Keep Job in Hassle

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Prof. Andre

De Vries, one of several key Tel

Aviv University faculty leaders
who resigned along with Dr.
George Wise, the university presi-
dent, withdrew his resignation and
decided to continue as Dean of
the university's medical school af-
ter it was decided to introduce
first-year medical studies by this
The approval for this step was
given by Rector Benzion Katz, who
appeared before the medical
school council. Differences with
Rector Katz was the reason given
by Dr. Wise for his resignation.
Previously, Dr. Katz had indicated
he favored postponement for an-
other year of the introduction of
first-year medical courses.


that even the ultra-Orthodox
Naturei Karta accept treatment
Nevertheless, according to Dr.
Schlesinger, "we don't treat them
according to religion first. I can't
take into consideration that the
Almighty will come through with-
out our help."
Operations take place on the
Sabbath when necessary," he said,
adding that "It may not be right
to work, but it is also a mitzvah—
a good deed—to save a soul."

JDC to Aid 400,000
in 1966; $7 Million to
Be Spent in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Joint
Distribution Committee will assist
more than 400,000 needy Jews
throughout the world in 1966,
Charles H. Jordan, JDC director
general, reported here. He said
that the beneficiaries would in-
clude 97,000 Israelis.
Jordan made his report at the
end of a 10-day visit, during which
he conferred with President Sha-
zar, Premier Eshkol, ministers and
government officials and com-
munity leaders.
He declared that the JDC
budget for 1966 would amount to
$22,000,000 to be used for vari-
ous aid programs in 30 coun-
tries. He said S7,000,000 would
be spent in Israel, mainly for
the Malben program for aged,
handicapped and sick immi-
grants. The rest, he reported,
would be used for yeshivot and
ORT training schools.
In 1965, he stated, the JDC aid-
ed more than 413,000 Jews
throughout the world, including
Israelis, European Jews and North
African and Middle Eastern Jews.
He said the loss of $7,500,000 in
West German reparations, due to
the completion of that program,
cast a shadow on all JDC opera-
The JDC had to curtail opera-
tions for that reason in almost all
countries, he reported, adding
that greater fund-raising efforts
would be needed to find new
sources of income.

The annual convention of the
Zionist Federation of Australia and
New Zealand held on Jan. 29, in
Sydney, elected NATHAN JACOB-
General Zionist leaders of this city,
to the highest offices of the Feder-
ation. Jacobson was chosen presi-
dent and Zablud head of the de-
partment of public affairs. JULIAN
MERCER, another General Zionist
leader, was elected vice-president
of the federation.

Ghana to Extradite
Nazi Doctor to Bonn

The Six Million .. and Nazi Distortions

BONN (JTA) — Dr. Horst Schu-
mann, charged in West Germany
with the murder of Jews in Ausch-
witz concentration camp, will be
extradited by the new Ghanian
regime, the West German Ambas-
sador to Ghana reported to the
Bonn government. Former Premier
Nkrumah had refused to extradite
the Nazi.
Dr. Schumann, about. 60, works
for Ghana's Ministry of Health at
Keterkrachi, 200 miles north of
Accra. He is charged with sterili-
zation and experiments of living
humans, totaling thousands — all

Zarchin Desalting Process
Won't Work on Big Scale

Zvi Tsur, former chief of the gen-
eral staff and now director of the
Mekorot Water Co., told journal-
ists that the Zarchin desalination
project is not adaptable to Israel
tsince the country needs much
more water than the Zarchin pro-
ject is capable of producing. For
this reason, Tsur said, the pro-
ject was frozen. The largest in-
stallation of the Zarchin company
in Eilat is now producing 250
cubic meters of water every 24
hours. "This may be adequate for
the requirements of a hotel or a
factory but is far from sufficient
to meet the country's need esti-
mated at 100,000,000 cubic meters
of water."

An American Nazi, who was
quoted in an interview in Ben-
ton Harbor, by a Free Press writer,
resorted to typical current neo-
Nazi propaganda by ridiculing the
figure of 6,000,000—referring to
the wholesale slaughter of Jews
by the Nazis. In that article, the
Nazi was described as having "a
brilliant but twisted mind."
(Where did we hear that before?).
To prove his point, the Benton
Harbor Nazi told the F. P. re-
porter that the American Jewish
Year Books for 1939 and 1945
gave the figures for world Jewish
population respectively as 12,000,-
000 and 15,000,000. How then, could
six million have been murdered by
the Nazis?
Here are the true facts:
The American Jewish Year
Book, published jointly by the
Jewish Publication Society of
America and the American Jewish

Committee, gave the world Jewish
population figure in the 1939 Year
Book as 16,180,000. The 1945 Year
Book figure for the world Jewish
population was 11,500,000.
A front page article in The
Jewish News of Jan. 7, 1966, gave
the global Jewish population as

Nothing is ever well done in a
hurry except fleeing from the
plague or from quarrels, and
catching fleas.—Italian proverb.

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