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March 25, 1966 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-25

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Mystery Is Solved .. . It Is Heine's
Great-Grandniece Who 'Returns'

Many Sedarim for Armed Forces Arranged
by JWB at Installations Throughout World

The largest number of American
Jews in uniform since the signing.
of the 1953 Korean truce will cel-
ebrate this Passover in Vietnam
and at more than 600 other over-
seas_ and stateside U.S. military in-
stallations through arrangements
made by the National Jewish Wel-
fare Board. Many of these men be-
came members of the armed
forces since the recent military
build-up resulting from the fight-
ing in Vietnam, and will be spend-
ing their first Passover away from
home.
JWB also is making it possible
for the wives and children of mar-
ried Jewish GIs as well as for men
aboard naval vessels and troop
transports, those assigned to mis-
sile bases and tracking stations
and patients in Veterans Adminis-
tration hospitals in the United
States to observe the eight-day fes-
tival.
Chaplain Alan M. Greenspan, re-
cently assigned to the U.S. military
command in Vietnain, arrived in
Saigon a few weeks before Pass-
over, replacing Chaplain Richard
E. Dryer, who is being trans-
ferred to Germany. Chaplain
Greenspan and the two other Jew-
ish chaplains now serving in Viet-
nam, Chaplain Robert L. Reiner
and Chaplain Harry Z. Schreiner,
will conduct Passover sedarim for
the growing number of Jewish
military personnel in that area.
Through Army cooperation, all
of the Jewish servicemen from II
Corps, including men from the
First Cavalry Division, the 25th In-
fantry Division and the 101st Air-
borne Division, will be brought to
Nha Trang, Vietnam, for Passover
observances in the USO Club. The

Author Resents
Proselytization
Charge in Review

Dr. Armin Ziemer, 80-year-old
retired minister, whose novel about
Hosea, "Of Love and Fury," pub-
lished by Pageant Press, was re-
viewed in The Jewish News Feb.
4, takes exception to the JN re-
viewer's conclusion that the author
was proselytizing.
Outlining at length the historici-
ty of Hosea's role, stating: "It
should interest you to know that
the background of the princely
_Hosea was taken from the Hebrew
Encyclopedia," he adds:
"I can not allow however your
editorial headline and conclu-
sion that my purpose was to
proselytize and that the Christo-
logical approach reduces the effect
of the story. The approach is
purely historical and your infer-
ence can only be drawn from the
last statement in the Epilog where
I cited the historic fact that the
prophets who followed Hosea 'quot-
ed his language and used his in-
comparable figures of speech, even
Jesus Christ,' which is historically
true, no matter what any reader's
opinion would be concerning the
Nazarene. That it conceded any-
thing at all is in itself a bias that
is uncalled for . . . Evidently the
reviewer does not recognize there-
in his own religion. Proselytizing
is nowhere the purpose of the -au-
thor or the book, and it ill becomes
a reviewer with so little to offer
for his charge. Rabbi Solomon
Grayzel of Philadelphia wrote me
the novel is a thrilling story set in
authentic background."

Oysters in Season!

This interesting story was cab-
led to the London Jewish Chron-
icle by its Paris correspondent:
"In what he thought was a gra-
cious tribute to the Slate of Israel
and its avocado industry, now con-
ducting a publicity campaign here,
the chef of the famous Tour Eiffel
restaurant produced a special: dish:
`Pork fillet a la Tel Aviv.' But the
final prize presented by the Israel
avocado company, Carmel, went to
a Reims restaurateur—who mixed
his avocados with a superior brand
of Marennes oysters."

waitresses, KPs and cooks will be Azores and Bermuda. Chaplain
Vietnamese.
Barry D. Schwartz, stationed at
Two Jewish chaplains will fly
Westover Air Force Base, Mass.,
to military bases in the North
will preside at Passover services
and South Atlantic on special
at Goose Bay, Labrador, and
Passover missions. Chaplain
Harmon Air Force Base, New-
Allen S. Kaplan of Offutt Air
foundland.
Force Base, Nebraska, will con-
Rabbi Baruch Brownstein of San
duct Passover services in the Francisco will officiate at Sedarim
for trainees at Fort Ord, Calif., to
which no regular Jewish chaplain
is presently assigned. Because of
military exigencies, the trainees
will not be permitted to leave Fort
Ord during the Passover festival.
Jewish Army and Air Force
Playboy magazine, in its April chaplains will conduct Passover
issue, carries a long interview with services in Ankara, Turkey;
the American Nazi leader, George Evreux, Orleans and Verdun,
Lincoln Rockwell, who repeats his France; Vicenza, Italy; and Frank-
attacks on Jews, reaffirms his Nazi furt, Heidelberg, Ramstein, Kaiser-
views and links Jews with com- slautern, Munich and Stuttgart,
munism.
Germany. The Sedarim will be con-
There is a lengthy introduction ducted in Officers' Clubs and Con-
to the interview in which Playboy solidated Mess Halls.
describes Rockwell's background
Jewish chaplains will officiate at
and asserts: "Reveling in his care- Passover services in Korea, Japan,
fully cultivated role as a racist bo- Okinawa, the Philippines, Hawaii,
geyman, he has earned—and open- Panama Canal Zone and Alaska.
ly enjoys—the dubious distinction Jewish GIs trained by chaplains
of being perhaps the most univer- will lead the services in Greenland
sally detested public figure in and Spain.
America today; even the Ku Klux
Passover services on base, in syn-
Klan, which shares his Jew-hating, agogues, Jewish community cen-
segregationist convictions, has of- ters and other community facilities.
ficially disowned and denounced home hospitality, and, at many in-
him."
stallations, special Passover meals
Rockwell, in his replies to Play- for the entire eight days of the
boy's questions, keeps referring to holiday have been organized in the
"niggers," charges Jews with want- United States and at some 70 over-
ing "to run the white people."
seas points by 323 full-and part-
He calls persecution of Jews his time Jewish chaplains, regional
"self-defense" and like others of JWB consultants, community
his ilk he distorts facts about thn Armed Services and Veterans Corn-
6,000,000 murdered by the Nazis, mittees and Jewish Community
quoting fantastic figures. But the Centers.
Playboy interviewer went to proper
JWB's Women's Organizations'
sources to get actual details about Services has shipped special pack-
the world Jewish population.
ets of holiday foods (Solo Seders)
The 12-page article is filled with and literature for Jewish service-
so much hatred, so many brazen men stationed in Vietnam, at all
lies, that the Nazi actually emerges isolated areas throughout the world
as a Nazi. Giving his interview be- and at strategic posts where men
neath Hitler's photo, he gave the cannot be granted leave for partici-
"Sieg Heil" salute and left no pation in regular Passover observ-
doubt about the state of his mind. ances.
Interestingly, his interviewer was
Jewish War Veteran Ladies Aux-
a Negro. He posed all the questions ilaries and Bnai Brith chapters in
necessary to let the Nazi state all the metropolitan New York area
his distorted views and his hatreds actively cooperated in the Solo
of Jews, Negroes, liberals.
Seder program.

Rockwell Vents
His Hatreds in
Playboy Story

Pesin Elected Chairman
of Foundation for JNF

NEW YORK — Meyer Pesin,
New Jersey attorney, was elected
national chairman of the Foun-
dation for the Jewish National
Fund at the most recent meet-
ing of the JNF board of direc-
tors. The JNF Foundation amasses
contributions for land reclamation
and afforestation in Israel through
bequests in wills, the assignment
of insurance and the transfer of
Israel Bonds.
Pesin, former corporation coun-
sel of Jersey City, was a member
of the Hudson County Board of
Taxation, a member of the former
Good Will Commission and the
Civil Rights Commission of New
Jersey. .He is a former regional
president of the Jewish National
Fund and the Zionist Organization
of America for New Jersey and a
national vice president of the ZOA.

Warm Reception Greets
Wise on Return to Israel

TEL -AVIV — Dr. George Wise,
who resigned the presidency of
Tel AViv University in a dispute
with Dr. Benzion Katz, rector of
the university, returned here Tues-
day from a visit to the United
States. The executive board of the
university, which has already re-
jected his resignation, was to meet
later in an effort to settle the dis-
pute.
Dr. Wise was welcomed at Lydda
Airport by a delegation of 30 stu-
dents, who expressed the hope
that he would remain in his post.
He was given a reception at the
airport VIP lounge, which was also
attended by representatives of the
University administration.

.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, March 25,1966-13

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The puzzle over whether the ap- ago.
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could have been Heinrich Heine's
Israel's Cotton Crop
great-granddaughter was solved
Israel's cotton crop during the
this week.
current year totals about 20,000
It is now established that it was tons, sufficient to supply two thirds
Heine's great-grandniece who ask- of the country's industrial needs.
ed to be converted to Judaism in
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Noted Cincinnatian
The report from Tel Aviv states
Julius Fleischmann, a Jewish
that the 21-year-old applicant, who mayor of Cincinnati at the turn of
had just discovered that her great- the century, is credited with much
granduncle was a Jew, is a des- of the development of the city's
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