Brother Team Develops Heart Helper Crucifixion A 'Cover-Ups For Bias, Charges
Editor of Catholic World at ADL Conference
NEW YORK (JTA) — "Catholic
anti Semites" were charged here
Monday by a Catholic priest with
often using the Crucifixion "as a
cover-up" to justify bias which is
derived from the "false ideals and
prejudices of the local community."
The charge was voiced by Father
John B. Sheerin, editor of the Cat-
holic World, the oldest national
magazine of Catholic opinion in
this country. He made the state-
ment before some 200 Catholic
and Protestant religious leaders at
a special two-day conference con-
vened to discuss the link between
Christian teachings and anti-Jew-
The conference was sponsored
by the Anti Defamation League
of Bnai Brith and based on
"Christian Beliefs and Anti-
Brazil, Israel Sign Pact
on N-Research Program
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) —
Israel and Brazil signed an agree-
ment for cooperation in the field
of nuclear research for peaceful
purposes. Ambassador Joseph Nah-
mias signed the pact for Israel,
while Gen. Juraci Magalhaes, Bra-
zil's foreign minister, signed for
Brazil. The agreement provides for
the mutual exchange of informa-
tion, scientists and techncians in
the field of the use of atomic en-
ergy for peace.
Surgeon brothers Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz (left), 47, and Dr.
Arthur Kantrowitz, 52, display the "auxiliary heart" (lower) they
implanted in thg chest of Mrs. Louis Ceraso, 63, in Maimonides
Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. The device is doing about 50 per cent of
her natural heart's work.
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By BORIS SMOLAR
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)
GALLANT GIVING: The Israel Education Fund established by the
United Jewish Appeal as a special body to raise extra funds for high
school education in Israel is only 18 months old. . . But during this
short period it has already raised more than $12,000,000 in gifts from
individuals without any noisy campaigning. . . The largest gift of
$2,500,000 came from Israel Rogosin, the well-known Jewish philan-
thropist. . . This sum will be spent to establish a National Nautical
School in Israel's port city, of Ashdod as well as to build two Compre-
hensive Schools—one in Acre and the other in Migdal Ha-Emek. .. A
$1,000,000 gift came from Oscar Gruss, a New York philanthropist,
who keeps himself modestly in the background of Jewish public life
because he is very shy of publicity. . . His gift will go, at his request,
for the building of an Orthodox vocational school in Israel. . . The sum
of $785,000 was given by Theodore R. Racoosin and Aaron IT. Rubin,
both long known for their activities in the United Jewish Appeal and
their generosity in supporting educational institutions in this country
and in Israel. . .. Their gift will be spent on the building of a Compre-
hensive High School in Ramie, Israel, the ground for which was
broken last week. . . Jack D. Weiler, who is known for his leadership
in the United Jewish Appeal, and who gives eagerly and generously
for many worthwhile causes, is one of a group of three who will make
possible the building of the Sharett School in Nazareth. . . Joining
with him are Morris Brecher, a warm-hearted New York philanthropist,
and Saul Furman, another New Yorker, who devotes a large part of
his fortune and time to philanthropic activities. . . Eugene Ferkauf,
head of the Korvette chain of discount department stores, gave $600,000
to establish a Comprehensive High School in Israel which will carry
his and his wife's names.
POLICE PERFECTION: The American Jewish Committee has em-
barked on a program of-helping to arrange seminaries for policemen
to train them in intergroup relations. . . This program is part of the
AJCommittee's attempt to help policemen become skilled practitioners
in human relations and to ease their task in handling explosive racial
situations, especially the Negro situation. . In the opinion of the
AJC leaders, police-community relations demand bold re-thinking ...
In New York, seminaries in intergroup training for police are be-
ing conducted with the aid of the local AJCommittee chapter . . .
In several West Coast cities, AJC helps to arrange contacts between
police departments and universities that might supply intergroup
training for police. . . Half of the force there has taken a five-week
course in handling racial incidents. . . The course has been financed
with Federal and local funds.
8—Friday, May 27, 1966
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Shazar's Plans to Visit
Brazil Spur Preparations
RIO DE JANIERO (JTA) — A
bill calling upon the Brazilian gov-
ernment to grant honorary citizen-
ship to Israel's President Zal:nan
Shazar was introduced in the Cham-
ber of Deputies, at Brasilia.
President Shazar is • scheduled to
pay a state visit to Brazil, as the
official guest of President Castello
Branca July 18-24.
Advance arrangements for Sha-
zar's visit were launched here Sun-
day by Col. Arie Raz, military
attache to the Israeli chief of state,
who came here for that purpose.
Col. Raz said that President Shazar
will be accompanied by a party of
seven persons. The Israeli army
officer said he will go also to Ar-
gentina, Uruguay and Chile, all of
which will be on his South Ameri-
Five Arab ambassadors were
criticized by the leading news-
papers here Monday for conducting
a news conference when their
spokesman attacked the Israeli
Embassy in Rio de Janeiro for al-
legedly "hoodwinking" public
opinion in this country by charg-
ing the Arab states with aggres-
sions aginst Israel.
The conference was conducted by
Mansur Shalita, local representa-
tive of the Arab League, although
the Brazlian Foreign Ministry had
advised the diplomats against at-
tacking Israel in this country. The
conference was an obvious effort
to build up anti-Israeli feelings
here, prior to President Shazar's
Industrialists to Set Up
Israel Investment Firm
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — An investment
company which will concentrate on
"serious" investment in firms listed
on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange,
will be established by British in-
dustrialists Sir Isaac Wolfson and
Charles Clore, along with a group
of Swiss investors and Bank Lcumi,
Israel's largest commercial bank.
Announcement of the plans for
the new investment company was
made here Tuesday by Israel's fi-
nance minister, Pinhas Sapir, who
returned from London where he
negotiated the arrangements for
Emil REALTY CO.
Semitism," the first report of a
five-year research project on
patterns of American prejudice
conducted by the University of
California Research Center un-
der an ADL grant.
The report \vas written by Dr.
Charles Y. Glock, director of the
research center, and Rodney
Stark, a research sociologist at the
University of California and assist-
ant director of the project.
Father Sheerin took issue with
the weight of significance the so-
ciologists placed on the 'Cruci-
fixion and its relation to hostility
toward Jews today. Declaring that
he is "not an apologist armed with
He emphasized that "strenuous
right teaching' can purge the
church of anti-Semitism.
At another session of the meet-
ing, Dore Schary, national chair-
m a n of the Anti-Defamation
League, commended the "strong
reservoir of good will" between
Christians and Jews.
He pointed out, however, that --
there is at the same time "a
lack of sensitivity and knowledge
about anti-Semitism in contemp-
orary times and in previous hist-
He gave the following as "major
areas of concern" which can serve
to rectify anti Jewish beliefs:
1) A clear and more widespread
recognition of the Jewish roots of
irrefutable arguments to prove that
Roman Catholic teaching bears no
seeds of anti-Semitism," he point- the Christian church.
ed out that religion is a conserva-
2) A more profound understand-
tive force in society which tends to
ing of the Crucifixion so that it
"sacralize the ideals, values and
cannot be used as a pretext for
practices of society."
scapegoating an entire people.
For this reason, he went on to
3) Better understanding of the
say, a religious -man often legitim-
2,000 years of post biblical Jewish
izes the wrong values and pre- history.
judices of his community. He gave
4) Inculcation in each person of
as examples Catholics who have
"adjusted to anti-Semitism" at the a deep and abiding respect for
golf club, the hotel, and the execu- each man's right to seek God in
tive levels of big business. "And his own way.
5) Strong commitment against
disordered and guilty minds have
and recognition of
fixed upon the Crucifixion to
manipulate it to their purpose," the fact that the polite anti-Semite,
Father Sheerin added. Anti-Semi- the vandal and the economic dis-
tism, Father Sheerin stressed, criminator lay the groundwork and
"comes not from the Prince of pave the way for more tragic
Peace but from the Prince of Dark- events.
Dr. Theodore A. Gill, presi-
dent of San Francisco Theologi-
cal Seminary in giving the Prot-
estant view, said the findings
of the ADL study left him
"appalled as a human being,
embarrassed as a Christian, and
flabbergasted as an educator."
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He declared that it is important
for churchmen to "rescue the label
of orthodoxy from those on whom
it has settled." True orthodoxy, he
asserted, cannot lead to anti-Sem-
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thodoxy is more Jewish the truer
it is." Therefore, he went on to
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Dr. Gill said the task was not
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