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May 06, 1966 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-05-06

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'Abrupt Changes' for the Better
Toward Zionism Possible in USSR?

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — Dr. Joseph B.
Schechtman, a member of the
Jewish Agency Executive, sound-
ed a hopeful note Wednesday re-
garding permission by the USSR
for Jewish emigration to Israel,
declaring that, "under certain cir-
cumstances, the Soviet rulers
would not be inflexibly opposed"
to such migration.
"The over-all Soviet approach
to this issue," he stated, "is not at
> all as dogmatically rigid and im-
--__ mutable as is generally believed.,
The Kremlin has manifested, time
and time again, a capacity for
abrupt changes on many matters
of major and minor policy."
Dr. Schechtman, who is historian,
made that statement in a 94-page
brochure published by the Zionist
Organization of America under
the title "Zionism and Zionists in
Soviet Russia — Greatness and
The work, the first comprehens-
ive survey of the subject, focuses
attention on the fact that Zionism
and Zionists were the first victims
of persecution in Russia since the
beginning of the 20th Century,
shadowing the treatment which
was to be meted out eventually to
the entire Jewish community in
the USSR. .
Zionism is shown` to have been
illegal under the Czarist regime,
and its suppression was intensi-
fied in later years under the Bol-
shevik regime.

The study shows how the Sov-
iet government's attitude toward
Zionism has altered from one
period to another, and how Mos-
cow's attitude has changed from
support for the establishment of
a Jewish state in Palestine to a
Middle East policy of supplying
arms to the Arab states and the
equating of Zionism with Naz-
However, the author stated,
"abrupt changes" regarding Zion-
ists, and Zionism may still take
place place in Moscow. _ Regard-
less, however, of shifting attitudes,
he concluded: "There is no way
of even guessing how many Zion-
ists and how much Zionism could
be, as of now, found among the
3,000,000 Soviet Jews—and, what-
ever their number, they must not
be forgotten."
The brochure carries an intro-
duction by Jacques Torczyner,
president of the ZOA, who ex-
pressed the fervent hope that "The
day will soon come when the
Soviet government, in deference
to justice and the voice of public
conscience, will redress the great
_wrong being perpeutated against
Zionists and ZionisM, and accord
equality of treatment to the entire
Soviet Jewish community."

1 ed in 15 sessions. Another course,

(Direct TEA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK—An exhibition de-
picting Jewish immigration to the
United States in the last 100 years
was opened here Tuesday by the
YIVO Institute for Jewish Re-
search as part of the organiza-
tion's conference. The conference
Marked YIVO'S 40th anniversary.
At Tuesday's session,
gave its annual essay contest
award to Abraham H. Fuchsman
of Brooklyn for a monograph on
"The Jewish Concept of Inter-
- national Rights." The $500 award
was established 17 years ago by
the families of the late Ethel and
Sol Brodsky and Ida Seltzer.
Dr. Joshua A. Fishman,
member of the YIVO planning
committee, presided at the open,
ing session Saturday Night at
Hunter College. Delegates from
numerous communities through-
out the country attended the six-
day conference.
Dr. Fishman reported that YI-
VO has embarked upon an ex-
tensive and diversified program of
research, publication and com-
munity service for its next de-
cade. Among the projects carried
out in 1965 was an in-service
course on "Antecendents in Amer-
ican Jewish Life" for teachers
Never seemed a prison fair or in the New York public school
a mistress foul. — French proverb. system. The course was present-

in 10 sessions, was given on stand-
ardized Yiddish orthography,
A concise Yiddish - English,
English-Yiddish dictionary by Prof.
Uriel •einreich of Columbia Uni-
versity, will be published by the

YIVO this year.
The sessions discussed various
studies on American-Jewish life,

including a study on the East
European Jewish community's
contribution to the shaping of the
American Jewish community; a
study on Israeli students in the
United States; and a study on
contrasting minorities: Mexicans
and Jews in the United States.

Israeli Film Being Made
in Soviet-Jewish Setting


TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Soviet
Russia has approved a film now
being produced by Israeli Margot
The film will depict an Israeli's
visit to Russia, where he will have
the opportunity to talk with the
local Jewish residents.
The star will be Haim Topol of
"Sallah" fame. The script was pre-
pared by a Jewish Soviet writer
and the film will be produced
under the supervision of the So-
viet Ministry of Culture. -
The movie will be distributed
as an Israeli production.


(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Friday, May 6, 1966 39

ATLANTA (JTA) — The Mili-
tary Chaplains Association, com-
posed of 300 chaplains from the
United States armed forces, repre-
senting all faiths. adopted unani-
mously a resolution calling on the
ciovarnment of the Soviet Union
to grant full cultural and religous
freedoms to all peoples in the
USSR, mentioning specificallY the
£Luation of Jews in Russia. The
association today• concluded its
4 1 -t annual convention held here.
The resolution, introduced by
Ca - t. Shimon Pascow, a rabbi serv-
ing as a chaplain on the West
Corst, declared: "Whereas we the
Military Chaplains Association are •
concerned with the religious and
cultural rights of people every-
where, we call upon the Govern-
ment of the Soviet Union to grant
full cultural and religious freedom
to all its people. We note with dis-
may the suppression of Judaism
in the Soviet Union, and call upon
that government to permit the
onering of Jewish religious schools
and synagogues, and permit the
rwblishine. of religious texts so that
the Jewish people will be able to
live in accordance with its historic
religious traditions."


May Day Riots
Staged in Ashdod

TEL AVIV — The port city of
Ashdod was tense Tuesday as 200
additional police arrived to rein-
force the local police force after
wild rioting by unemployed work-
ers on May Day.
All 300 workers at the Leyland
Truck Assembly Plant went on
strike Tuesday after 90 of them
received dismissal notices from
the management which said there
was not enough work to retain the
full labor force. The Ashdod Labor
Council announced Monday that
1,700 workers in the city- would be
laid off by September.
Twelve persons were injured
and 60 arrested during a clash be-
tween police and several hundred
marching demonstrators. At Di-
mona, in. the Negev, a similar
march was staged by jobless work-
ers, leading to the arrest of six
persons. When police ordered the
jobless marchers to disperse, they
stormed the offices of the local
labor council, wrecking a platform
prepared for the official. Histadrut
celebration of May Day and pulled
down flags decorating the area.
When police charged the
marchers, they began ,throwing
stones at windows of the labor
council building and the nearby
workers bank, smashing all win-
dows in both structures. Ashdod
Mayor Avner Garine and District
Police Commander Shaul Rosolio
appealed to the marchers to dis-
perse, but the rioting continued.
Many of the streets were strewn
with broken glass, building
blocks and wooden planks.
Mayor Garine led a delegation
which met with Premier Levi
Eshkol Monday. The premier told
the delegation that the May Day
disturbances in Ashdod resulted
from a "deterioration of labor
morality" generally in Israel. He
warned that the time had come for
Israelis to understand that wages
must stand in a logical relation to
productivity to enable Israel to
produce for export. He added that
if this understanding does not de-
velop, "we are in for a crisis."
The delegation submitted a de-
tailed report of the background of
the violence and made several
proposals to solve the problem of
unemployment in Ashdod. Premier
Eshkol promised the delegation he
would examine the proposals.

YIVO Institute Marks Its 40th Year

U.S. Military Chaplains
Appeal for USSR Jews





Graduate of Detroit Public Schools
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts Degree
University of Michigan Law School, Bachelor of Law Degree
Yale University Law School, Master of Laws Degree

• Former Assistant United States Attorney
for the Eastern District of Michigan
• Former staff attorney for the United
, States Commission on Civil Rights, Washington,
• Director and member of the Executive
Committee, Food Fair Markets

D. C.

• Member, Detroit Bar Association
• Member, Michigan Bar Association
• Committee on Civil Liberties
Michigan Bar Association
• Member, Detroit Board of Commerce
• Member, NAACP

Community Leaders & Major Organizations Endorse Paul D. Borman

Thomas V. Angott
Harold Bledsoe
George Bushnell, Jr.
Avern Cohn
Joseph G. Conway
Mrs. Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Waymon Dunn
David J. Dykhouse
William M. Ellmann
James F. Finn
Geraldine Ford
William Goodman
Mrs. Horace W. Gilmore
Stuart Hertzberg

Harold Johnson
Chester J. Kaozmarek
Hon. Ira G. Kaufman
Prof. Maurice Kelman

Mrs4obert D. Knox
Eugene R. Konstant

Alfred A. May
Aubrey V. McCutcheon
Bruce Miller
Mrs. Blair Moody, Jr.
John Corbett O'Meara
Sheldon Otis
Donald Parsons
Max Pincus

Councilman Mel Ravitz
Rev. Joseph L. Roberts
Jordan Rossen
Hyman Safran
Kay Schloff
Sidney Shevitz
Prof. Samuel Shuman
Leonard N. Simons
Lawrence K. Snider
Gerald Tuchow
Rev. James Wac(sworth
James Wineman
Stanley Winkelman

• Membership, 13th Dist. Democratic Org.
• M2mbership, 14th Dist. Democratic Org.

® Membership, 16th Dist. Democratic Org.
• Fighting 14th District Democratic Org.
O 1st District Young Democrats
O 17th District Ycung Dzmocrats
© Wayne. State Young Democrats
O Lafayette Park DemsTratic Club
O Detroit Fire Fighters Assniation
a Northwest Teen Demstrats
• Greater Detroit Junisr Board of Commerce
al Wayne County Republican Committee




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