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December 02, 1966 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-12-02

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6—Friday, December 2, 1966


Orthodox Leaders Accept Invitation
to World Conference in Romania;
Defeat Bid to Quit Synagogue Council

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Dr. ence "could help ease the tensions
Moses Rosen, chief rabbi of Ro- of the cold war. In this way, Jews
mania, invited leaders of the in different parts of the world
Union of Orthodox Congregations might well be instrumental in car-
of America and of the Rabbinical rying out the Jewish religious mis-
Council of America to hold the next sion of bringing peace to man-
conference of world Orthodox Jew- kind."
ish religious leaders in Romania.
The Soviet Union was 'irged
The convention formally accept- Sunday night to allow Russian
ed the invitation for February in Jewish representation at a con-
ference of Orthodox synagogue
Addressing the 68th anniversary groups in Rome
national biennial convention of the next May. A fer-
UOJCA, Dr. Rosen also asked that vent plea" for
his invitation be transmitted to the such permission
Conference of European Rabbis was made by
and to the associated religious Rabbi Joseph
national organizations with which Karasick, w h o
the UOJCA and the Rabbinical was elected presi-
Council of America are affiliated. dent of the
Dr. Rosen, who is also presi- UOJCA, in an ad-
dent of the Federation of Ro- dress to the con-
manian Jewish Communities, vention banquet
stressed that such a conference session.
The 2,000 dele-
in Romania would be important
in bringing about a closer asso- gates disposed,
at another ses-
ciation and understanding bet-
ween the Jewish communities in sion, of a long-
the West and those in Eastern standing issue
in Orthodox Jewish internal rela-
"The participation of important tions by voting down overwhelm-
rabbinical and synagogue leaders ingly a resolution calling for with-
in the deliberations of this con- drawal of the organization from
ference will go a long way towards the Synagogue Council of Ameri-
establishing a healthy spiritual ca.
The resolution would have re-
bridge between the Jewish com-
munities of East and West," Dr. quired that the UOJCA withdraw
from the SCA on grounds that
Rosen told the convention.
He said that Eastern Jewry must continued membership "implied"
be hosts as well as guests. "The to the public "acceptance by
Jewish community in Romania," Orthodoxy" of "non-Orthodox
he emphasized, "is an integral part religious philosophies as legiti-
of the world Jewish community, mate expressions of Judaism."
The effect of the resolution
recognizing its role and responsi-
bilities in the religious affairs of would have been a call on the Or-
thodox Union to withdraw from
Jewish people everywhere.
"While rooted in the Romanian any cooperation with Conservative
Socialist Republic, it is freely de- and Reform rabbinical and con-
veloping an independent J ewis h gregational organizations.
At another session, the dele-
religious and cultural life within
the framework of the Romanian gates went on record in support of
Socialist society." President Johnson's position on
He pointed out that the confer- Vietnam. The resolution stressed
the determination of the U.S. gov-
ernment to resist aggression any-
where in the world and declared
that "a true conception of Ameri-
can aspirations must also encom-
pass a continuing quest for peace."
See or Call
In presenting the resolution to
delegates, Moses I. Feuerstein,
who has served as the organiza-
tion's president for the last 12
years, voiced disagreement with
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organizations who have taken a
strong position against the war in
In his address, Feuerstein
urged the United States to
strengthen Israel's security "in
the face of the stepped-up arms
race in the Middle East, the
threatening attitude of the Arab
states, and terrorist raids ac-
ross the Israeli borders . . ."
A resolution on civil rights urged
resistance against the "backlash"
and continued efforts of Jews to
erase bigotry "from their own
business, professional, and person-
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voted against the resolution of res-
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David, spoke at a plenary session
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Meyer Levin Sees Anne Frank Play Succeed in Israel

TEL AVIV — Meyer Levin has
won a 14-year battle to have his
version of the diary of Anne Frank
presented on stage, with its per-
formance in Tel Aviv by the new
Soldiers' Theater.
The dramatization, rejected 14
years ago by Broadway producers,
was found by Israeli critics to be
less theatrical but more honest
than the Pulitzer Prize-winning
play that was staged on Broad-
way in 1955. That play was writ-
ten by Frances and Albert Hac-
Israel critics said Levin's play
was more faithful to the diary and

dramatized ideas of deeper Jew-
ish significance omitted from the
Broadway production.
Levin, author of many novels,
wrote the first draft of his play in
1952 and had authorization from
Anne Frank's father two years be-
fore an American publisher could
be found for the book, "The Diary
of a Young Girl."
When the Broadway produc-
ers contracted by Frank re-
jected Levin's play, he sued
them in the New York Supreme
Court. Although his suit for
breach of contract was dis-
missed, he won damages be-

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)


1963 that put the Ba'ath Party
in power. He said that since
then "We were frequently ord-
ered to strafe and bomb air
force bases and strategic points
in Iraq, knowing that we would
thus kill our own friends." He
then listed names of such vic-
He added that he became
suspected of being connected with
an attempted coup by an Iraqi
air force commander and that
after a lengthy investigation, he
was posted to another base but
remained under Iraqi security
surveillance. He said "Iraq is de-
stroying itself with its own hands."
He said he hoped his broadcast
would prompt former fellow pilots
to emulate his example and desert
to Israel "where my reading and
thought proved I was right in my
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TEL AVIV — Captain Mounier
Radfa of the Iraqi Air Force, who
defected earlier this year to Israel
in his advanced Soviet-made MIG-
21, appealed in an Arabic Kol
Israel broadcast Tuesday night to
his farmer fellow-pilots to act
against the factors he said had
led him to defect. His act made
available a complete MIG-21 to
the Western world for the first
Stressing in his broadcast that
he had always remained loyal to
the Iraqi "motherland," Captain
Radfa said he had defected be-
cause of circumstances forced on
him, adding that "my friends know
that I am not a coward."
He said on the broadcast that
the "turning point" in his views
came after his best friend was
killed during the revolution in




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The Soldiers' Theater, which is
touring Israel with the play, in
military camps and outlying set-
tlements, is comprised mainly of
army recruits and drama school
graduates with little or no profes- -
sional experience. After its run,
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have it shown in the United States.

Iraqi Defector Appeals on Kol Israel
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