Challenging Inter -Faith Dialogue in `Star and Cross'
Stressing the common bonds
that link Jews and Christians in
the pluralistic American society,
"The Star and the Cross—Essays
on Jewish-Christian Relations,"
published by Bruce Publishing Co.
(400 N. B'way, Milwaukee), em-
phasizes the attainable good will
and the friendship that exist and
can be expanded.
The volume was edited by
Mother Katharine T.. Hargrove,
R.S.C.J., a member of Religious
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
an associate professor of religion
at Manhattanville College, Pur-
chase, N.Y. Long active in forming
Jewish-Christian groups in New
York and in efforts to stimulate
cooperation among the faiths, her
interest in the movement inspired
her to assemble the material in
"The Star and the Cross."
A number of the most promin-
ent religious leaders and several
eminent authors are participants
in this important symposium.
Among them are Guenter Lewy,
author of the work on Pope Pius
XII and the holocaust which
aroused much controversy; Dr.
Joseph Lichten, Anti-Defamation
League's intercultural affairs di-
rector; Rabbi Mark H. Tanen-
baum, American Jewish Com-
mittee's interreligious affairs
department d i r e c t o r; Oscar
Handlin, eminent historian; Rab-
bi Arthur Gilbert, Milton Him-
melfarb, Emil L. Fackenheim,
Prof. Samuel Sandmel and a
group of eminent Christian
Inclusion in this collection of ex-
cerpts from the wTitings of the
late Jules Isaac, who is believed
to have inspired the ecumenical
trend through his dialogues with
the late Pope John XXIII, is of
added significance in this book.
Operating under the section
headings of "Unity," "Tension" and
"Toward a Deeper Unity," the ed-
itor gathered material covering all
issues involved in interreligious ac-
tivities and in efforts to acquire
unified and cooperative communal
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The issues involved in anti- Mother Hargrove, writing about
to The Jewish News)
Semitism, the church attitudes, the
"Spiritual Semites," urges ad-
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A poem, "The Star," by Esther cratic member of West Germany's
munications with the United States
tion in these literary symposia.
Gilbert, mother of Rabbi Gilbert,
ment for giving aid to Israel, a via the American Early Bird
In her introductory essay,
introduces the entire discussion.
satellite. The first such experiment
Many issues, even those involved state which "of its own free will"
in intermarriages, are discussed by has endorsed the Oder-Niesse line had been scheduled for Wednesday
as the permanent boundary be- but it was postponed to a later date
the authors with frankness.
tween Germany and Poland.
for technical reasons.
One of Isaac Jules' essays, en-
Preliminary data indicated that
By CHARLES M. SEGAL
seph Ertl in the Bundestag, the use of the Early Bird for such
is among the most challenging in
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lower house of parliament, who transmissions would improve the
Experiments being conducted by the entire work. It proves the
said it was "inexplicable" that quality of the transmissions. It was
Hadassah medical scientists indi-
prejudices inspired in the Gos-
Israel should receive economic not indicated what transmitting
cate that it is possible not only to
pels and calls for atonement by
induce but to control sleep.
Christianity that can prove bene-
and receiving facilities Israel plan-
Dr. Karl Carstens, state secre- ned to use. Israel does - not have
Prof. Aaron Beller, chief of fial to the Church.
Hadassah's Department of Neuro-
Mother Hargrove's review of tary at the foreign office, replied the required antenna for such
surgery, asserted that electrically- Jules Isaac's "The Teaching of that the government gave eco- transmissions.
induced sleep — now being tried Contempt: Christian Roots of Anti- nomic aid without political condi-
on volunteer patients in the Psy- Semitism," which was a sensation tions. He added, however, that he
chiatric Hospital at Talbieh—may when it was published shortly be- expected from states receiving
soon benefit not only insomniacs fore the death of Isaac in 1963, is such aid "understanding for Ger-
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One of the knottiest problems at
who find it difficult if not impos- ing.
sible to sleep in flight.
This is a challenging work which issue between Germany and the
Prof. Beller, head of Hadassah's should prove of great interest to Communist bloc is Bonn's insistence
research team investigating electri- students of inter-faith good will on the claim that Poland is not
entitled to what it calls its west-
cally-induced sleep, in the United efforts.
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sembles physiological sleep.
From the behavioral point of Nissim and Aryel- L. Pincus, chair-
man of the Jewish Agency Execu-
view, closing the eyes, eye-roll-
tive, were among the dignitaries
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tion, and reaction to outside participating in cornerstone-laying
stimuli were very similar to na- ceremonies for a new building of
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tural sleep. Physiologically, the
training of religious teachers to
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the brain reacts to the electrical E
current to produce sleep:
"The mechanism of this pheno-
menon is still unknown to us. It
may be that we are dealing with
an inhibitory action of the brain
cortex, stimulated by this current.
It may also be that this current
deactivates the waking center in
the brain, if such exists. It could
also be that this current is stimu-
lating a sleep center whose exis-
tence has thus far not been estab-
Equipment used in inducing this
type of sleep is a transistorized,
battery-driven device, measuring 5
by 8 inches, whose output is limited
to 22.5. It was originally developed
by the Electronics Department of
the Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center and is constantly
"The experiment was first per-
formed on dogs," Prof. Beller said.
"Then, all the investigators in-
volved in this experiment volun-
teered as subjects. Only after these
phases had been completed satis-
factorily was the experiment tried
on other volunteers, such as medi-
cal students andother members of
Hadassah's medical and paramed-
ical staffs. Further investigations
are being carried out on psychiatric
patients as well as on children
suffering from intractable asthma,
who are in a Jerusalem home where
they are being treated in coopera-
tion with Hadassah's Department
The Polish-born chief of Hadas-
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University of Vienna Medical
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