AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Leading
rabbis, invited to attend the wed-
ding ceremony of Princess Beatrix
of the Netherlands to Claus von
Amsberg, a German commoner who
was a member of the Hitler Youth
in Germany and served with the
German Army in World War II,
refused the invitation and were
absent from the ceremony March
The Jewish community refrain-
ed from protesting the wedding
which was widely and sharply
criticized in the Netherlands.
Some 250,000 Dutchmen, includ-
ing 165,000 Jews, were killed by
the Nazis, many of them in Nazi
extermination camps. Demonstra-
tors opposed to the German con-
sort clashed with police. The first
demonstration took place at a me-
morial to Dutch victims of Nazism
in the Jewish district of Amster-
dam where more than 1,000 stu-
Amsterdam police were refused
permission to use the Anne Frank
House as a canteen in connection
with their duties for the wedding.
The request to use the Anne Frank
House was rejected on grounds
that a memorial to a Jewish girl
who was murdered with other mem-
bers of the family by the Nazis
should not be used as a police post,
whatever the occasion.
Rabbi Olan Next
Dr. Levi A. Olan will be the
third speaker at Temple Beth El's
Theodore and Mina Bargman Me-
morial Scholar Series on Monday,
8:30 p.m., in the Brown Chapel
of the Temple. He will speak on
"Current Trends in Jewish The-
Vice-president of the Central
Conference of American Rabbis,
Rabbi Olan is the spiritual leader
of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas,
Tex. Ordained at Hebrew Union
College, recipient of an honorary
doctor of divinity degree from this
alma mater. he is a member of the
faculty of Perkins School of The-
ology, the Southern Methodist Uni-
versity in Dallas and a member of
the board of regents of the Uni-
versity of Texas. He is the au-
thor of a number of monographs.
The lecture is open to the pub-
lic, free of charge.
The giver makes the gift pre-
U.S. Prisoner in Syria Denied Right
to Contact Embassy, Passport Taken
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
NEW YORK—Edward J. Levy,
the 25-year-old American who re-
turned here Tuesday night after
two years in a Syrian prison,
charged that the Syrian authorities
confiscated his U.S. passport, did
not permit him to contact the
American embassy and kept him in
solitary confinement for most of
Levy, who strolled across the
Israel-Syrian border in June 1964,
intending to hitchhike to Turkey,
was exchanged by the Syrians last
week for a Syrian prisoner held
An original art rendering by the Israeli-French artist Nissan Engel by Israel.
depicts the Marranos observing Passover in secret during the Spanish
Levy said that the Syrians, who
Inquisition. This also serves as a reminder of the oppression of 3,000,000
accused him of spying for Israel,
Soviet Jews during the coming Passover season.
Fourth 'Matzo of Oppression' to Mark.
Plight of Soviet Jewry at Pesach Seder
A call to all American Jews to' "they have not been forgotten" and
include an additional statement on that American Jewry "shall be
the plight of Soviet Jews in the I their voice" in arousing the con-
seder service this year has been science of the world to "the injus-
made by the American Jewish Con- tice imposed on Soviet Jews." Am-
erican Jewry is also urged to add
ference on Soviet Jewry.
Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of an extra "matzo of oppression" to
the conference and president of the the seder service as a symbol of
Rabbinical Council of America, an- remembrance in behalf of Russian
nounced that the statement informs Jewry, the majority of whom will
the Soviet's 3,000,000 Jews that be denied matzo at their 1966 Pass-
The service this year will be read
on Monday and Tuesday evenings,
April 4 and 5.
Following the conclusion of the
eight-day Passover observance,
the American Jewish Conference
on Soviet Jewry is holding a two-
day national leadership confer-
ence in Philadelphia April 17-18,
at which leading American public
figures of all faiths will meet to
protest the continued injustices
and discriminations imposed up-
on Soviet Jewry.
The Conference suggests that
after the blessing over the matzo,
the reader of the Haggadah "lift
a matzo, set it aside, and say:
"We set aside this lechem
this matzoh of oppression—to re-
member the 3,000,000 Jews of the
Soviet Union. Most of them can-
not have matzo on their seder
tables tonight. Conceive of Pass-
over without matzo—without that
visible reminder of our flight from
A hand of oppression and hope slavery.
"Think of Soviet Jews! They
depicts the fourth matzo stressed
by the American Jewish Confer- cannot learn of their Jewish past
ence on Soviet Jewry to dramatize and hand it down to their chil-
the plight of 3,000,000 Jews in the dren. They cannot learn the langu-
Soviet Union during the coming ages of their fathers and hand
Passover seder. The art is by the them down to their children. They
Israeli-French artist, Nissan Engel. cannot teach their children to be
their teachers, their rabbis.
"They can only sit in silence
and become invisible. We shall
be their voice, and our voices
shall be joined by thousands of
men of conscience aroused by the
The final lecture of the Adas
injustice imposed on Soviet Jews.
Shalom Adult Study Institute will
Then shall they know that they
be held 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the
have not been forgotten, and they
synagogue social hall. Speaker
that sit in darkness shall yet see
will be Judge Wade H. McCree Jr., a great light."
who will speak on "Is Civil Dis-
A million copies of the "Matzo
obedience Ever Justified?"
of Oppression" statement have
Judge McCree, admitted to the been printed by the American Jew-
Michigan B a r in 1948, became ish Conference on Soviet Jewry and
commissioner of Michigan's Work- are being distributed by the con-
men's Compensation Commission ference (55 West 42nd St., New
in 1952, later served as circuit York City) through the 24 national
judge for Wayne County and from Jewish organizations that comprise
1961 has been U.S. judge for the it and by the 78 local Jewish com-
munity councils in major American
Eastern District of Michigan.
cities that are affiliated with the
He has served in high capaci- National Community Relations Ad-
ties in many civic organizations,
is a vice president of the United
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spat on him when he asked to see
an American embassy represent-
ative. He said embassy officials
in Tel Aviv told him that no one
knew that he was a prisoner in
Syria. Although Levy said he
was not tortured by the Syrians,
he charged that letters he had
written to his parents during his
confinement in Syria were never
received by them.
Passover Plans for Israel Blind
Several hundred blind children,
many of them orphans, will spend
Passover as guests of Israel fam-
ilies. Many of the children live
and are educated in the Jewish
Institute for the Blind in Jeru-
salem, Israel's only educational
center for the sightless.
Details of the Passover program
were reported by Jacob Igra, the
director-general of the institute, to
Keren-Or, Inc., 1133 Broadway,
New York, the support wing of the
center in the United States.
TEL AVIV (ZINS)—"Bank Is-
rael" will shortly issue new paper
currency, well informed sources
reported here. The new bank notes
will carry the likenesses of Herzl,
Weizmann, Einstein and Bialik.
The first new bank note will be in
The wit one wants spoils what
the amount of 100 pOunds.
one has. — French proverb.
Purim Gifts for Tourists
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — The 5,000
tourists who spent Purim in Israel
were treated to a pleasant sur-
prise when special messengers
War. He was named Boston Latin came to their hotels and brought
School Man of the Year in 1961. "mishloah manot" (Purim gifts)
He received the Michigan Citizen- with the compliments of the min-
ship Award, doctor of laws degree istry of tourism. The gift packages
from Wayne State University and contained a Megillah, a bottle of
only last week, the Amity Award Carmel wine and Israeli fruit.
He served as captain in the U.S.
Army during the Second World
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from the American Jewish Con-
gress, Detroit Chapter, in recogni-
A pack of cards is the devil's
tion of his life-long involvement prayer book.
in the cause of civil rights. The
community is invited to the lec-
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ture, followed by refreshments.
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