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May 20, 1966 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-05-20

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The Jewish News dedicates this issue to our youth
who have consecrated themselves to Jewish studies,
with the hope that they will rededicate themselves
to uninterrupted links with Jewish learning.

We Salute Our Confrmands,
Consecrants and Graduates

Festival of Youth

List of 1966 Confirmands, Consecrants and
Graduates on Pages 24 and 25


Good Will of
'New Germany'
and World Jewry




A Weekly Review

Page 4

Spurious Gestures:
Public Confusion
Over God-Idea

Our Schools
and the
English Tongue

Of Jewish Events

Page 2

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vol. XLIX, No. 13

May 20, 1966

17100 W 7 Mile Rd.—Detroit 48235—YE 8-9364


$6.00 Per Year; This issue 20c

Syria's War Acts, Armistice
Violations, Murders at Almagor,
Bring Warnings of Retaliations

Rusk Studies Egypt's Requests
While Senators Ask End of Aid

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Secretary of State Dean Rusk told a press
conference Tuesday that, despite criticism of the United States by Egyp-
tian President Nasser, this country is continuing to study Egypt's re-
quests for aid.
Rusk said the Administration had "certain requests" from Egypt
"in front of us." He said such requests were being studied against the
background of the entire situation and that he would not want to antici-
pate the result of this study. He said the American government was con-
cerned about some of the things said about the United States in Cairo,
but indicated that the administration was mindful of the total picture
of relations w:th Egypt.
Sen. Ernest Gruening, Alaska Democrat, • said in a Senate
speech that it was "amazing" that America continued aiding Egypt
"to carry on reckless militarism in Yemen as well as to carry on
other aggressive policies and acts in every way hostile to the pur-
poses of the United States." He said Nasser is "Russia's cat's-paw
and is playing Russia's game in the Middle East. It is clear that our
financial aid, which should have ceased long ago, should now be
cut- off."
Sen. Jacob Javits, New York Republican, announced Tuesday in
a Senate speech that he had asked the State Department to make a
public report on the status of Egypt's aid application, and to state the
official United States response to Egyptian President Nasser's recent
anti American "blackmail and threats."
Sen. Javits stressed that while he favored food for Egyptians as
a relief measure, assistance should not be allowed to subsidize Nasser's
war machine. He pointed out that Nasser's war costs in Yemen amounted
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Israel Condemned by MAC

The Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission has condemned Israel for

its April 29 night reprisal raids on two Jordanian villages, according to a disclosure Wednesday
by the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization. In its ruling, the MAC contended that Israeli
regular forces "launched a major, unprovoked and premeditated attack." Israeli officials said shortly
after the raids that Israel had acted only after repeated warnings to Jordan about sabotage raids
against Israeli targets from Jordanian bases. The MAC confirmed Israel's claim that the assault troops
had taken all possible steps to prevent any casualties among civilians before destroying buildings used
by the saboteurs. Israel has identified the saboteurs as members of an El Fatah commando project or-
ganized under Syrian auspices.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, discussing the Syrian attacks
in which two Israelis were killed early Monday when their jeep was blown up by a

Syrian-placed mine, told the Knesset (parliament) Tuesday that "when all other methods
fail to halt the murders, a country must act."

He made that statement in rejecting a motion by the Communist faction which
sought to enjoin the government from retaliating against Syria through a military raid.
The motion was defeated by a vote of 64-4. Instead, the parliament acceded to Eshkol's
request that the entire issue regarding Syria be referred to the Knesset's foreign
affairs and security committee.
Speaking of the killing of the two Israelis by the Syrian mine, near the Israeli
village of Almagor, the premier said the incident was only one of a series of Arab
terrorist incursions involving saboteurs that have infiltrated into Israel also from Jordan
and Lebanon. However, he laid the principal blame for the terrorism on Syria.
"This government," the premier said, "like those that preceded it, cannot permit
violence to be carried out by neighboring states on Israel's borders. Israel can talk,
warn, draw attention of the powers to the situation, exercise certain restraint. But, when
all this leads nowhere, and murders continue—she must act to deter the murderers at

the cost of further lives."




—Drawings by Fritz Eichenberg. Reproduced from "What Jews Believe" by Rabbi Philip S.
Bernstein, with the permission of its publishers, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Dialogue on the Art of Prayer

1. When you cannot pray with proper concentration, try your
utmost to speak the words in a spirit of belief in their truth.
2. Let your heart hear what your mouth speaks if you wish to
offer proper prayer.
3., The prayer of an individual is not heard unless he concen-
trates upon it, but the prayer of the many is heard, even if
not all of them are wholehearted.
4. Do not ask that God change the laws of nature for you.
5. Limit your request for your material need, but ask for all you
wish in Torah spirit.
6. Clothe the words of your prayers in grace; namely, pronounce
them carefully and with sincerity. Would you number your
words and ignore the meaning when addressing a superior?
7. Every word of your prayer is like a rose which you pick from
its bush. You continue until you have formed a bouquet, a
complete blessing.
8. Forget everybody and everything during your worship. Forget
yourself and your needs. Forget the people of whom you have
no need. Turn not to the side of you to see who's near or far
—not in back to observe late-comers. Then in truth you may
be able to worship the Lord.
9. When you offer prayer, imagine yourself as one who is newly-
born, without achievements of which to be proud; without
high family descent to make you arrogant. Forget all proud
dignity and self-esteem. Remember only the Creator.
10. Make every effort to pray from the heart. Even if you do not
succeed, the effort is precious in the eyes of the Lord.

Shavuot 5726


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