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February 17, 1967 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-02-17

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Brotherhood Week Starts Sunday...Acclaimed by Johnson

Annual Brotherhood Week commences on Sunday with celebrations scheduled in practically all American communi-
ties. Greeting the 1967 good will efforts, President Lyndon B. Johnson has issued this statement:
"During Brotherhood Week 1967, each American has a splendid opportunity to display the spirit of unity which
has made this a mighty nation.
It is a time in which we can exhibit to the world our unrelenting desire to eliminate from our so-
ciety any vestige of injustice.
"Brotherhood simply means giving to others the rights, respect and dignity they deserve.
"It is a concept that was woven into the very fabric of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. In recent
years, civil rights legislation has sought even more explicitly to guarantee equality for all Americans re-
gardless of race, color or creed.
"Unfortunately, the gap between principle and practice still remains. It is our task—and our respon-
sibility—to -make certain that the gap is closed.
."I call upon each of our citizens to join theNational Conference of Christians and Jews in the observ-
ance of Brotherhood Week and to make real our pledge of one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty
(Stories on Page 5)
and justice for all."


Help Bring Peace

A Senator's



the Middle East

Page 2


No. 26

KKK and the
'Climate of Fear'


A Weekly Review

of Jewish Events

Middle East as
Boiling Cauldron

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

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7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 48235—February 17, 1967


Editorials Page 4

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tin s, Bor er Incident ,Contin e
Simultaneo s With Syri Obstaci s
ostponing U Commission Sessi s

An Historic Dialogue

The Jewish News presents in this issue the
complete text of an historic dialogue: a conversa-
tion on Zionist and world Jewish matters between
the late Supreme Court Jus-
tice Felix Frankfurter and
Jabotinsky.. The
record was reconstructed
by Prof. Benjamin Akzin of
the law department of the
Hebrew University who had
arranged that meeting in
1935. The dialogue and the
introductory essay by Prof.
Akzin appear on Pages 16,

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—An Israeli soldier was slightly wounded Tuesday when a Syrian position
opened fire near the Dan settlement in the second border shooting incident since an extraordi-
nary session of the Israel-Syrian Armistice Commission began talks three weeks ago. The
fourth meeting in the session was scheduled for Thursday.
Israeli officials have charged that Syria is using the MAC talks as a cover for sending
farmers into the demilitarized zone to cultivate land there. The only item on the MAC session
agenda is an effort to seek agreement on cultivation rights in the zones on the border which
are within Israeli territory.
According to the Israeli army spokesman, the clash Monday developed when a Syrian
soldier was observed pushing two farmers into the zone. The incident Tuesday began when five
Syrians were seen entering an Israeli plot in the northern demilitarized zone near Dan, appar-
ently in a new attempt to begin cultivation. They were driven off by an Israeli patrol. About an
hour later, Syrians began shooting at a routine patrol in the same area. The shooting lasted
about 45 minutes. The wounded Israeli soldier was taken to a hospital, where his injuries were
listed as slight.
Israeli officials said that the Syrians apparently hoped to present Syrian cultivation in
(Continued on Page 6)

United Hebrew Schools Reaches Important Agreement With Teachers

Photo shows representatives of Association of Hebrew Teachers of Metropolitan Detroit,
members of personnel committee of the United Hebrew Schools and superintendent
and executive secretary of the UHS at signing of the contract. Seated (from left)
are Menachem Glaser, president of Association of Hebrew Teachers; George M.
Zeltzer, president of UHS board of directors; Albert Elazar, superintendent of
UHS; standing, Hugo Apt, Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig, association representatives; Is-
n Gold, Gordon Ginsberg, rep-
adore J. Goldstein, executive secretary of UHS; Rube
resentatives of UHS personnel committee; and Robert Kasle ,:irairm an of UHS
personnel committee.

An agreement reached between the United Hebrew Schools and its
teaching staff—the Association of Hebrew Teachers—is viewed as establish-
ing a code of practice that may influence relationships with teachers
throughout the country.
The agreement met with such wide acclaim that the administration
of the United Hebrew Schools and the teaching staff issued the following
joint statement:
"We are happy to announce that as a result of our joint efforts and
good will we were able to sign a mutually beneficial contract for the school
years Sept. 1, 1966, to Aug. 31, 1968.
"We have developed working conditions and professional standards
that will reflect and promote a relationship corresponding to the needs
and demands of the teacher and the community.
"Uppermost in our minds during these negotiations was the welfare
of our children. As we have in the past, we shall continue with even
greater vigor to offer our community the finest Jewish education possible.
"Recognizing the challenges of a free and equal society to the demands
of Jewish consciousness, we shall be responsive in an enlightened manner
befitting a communal school system whose very character represents unity
within diversity. Accordingly, our schools shall intensify its efforts to meet
in a unified way the various educational needs of our community."
Aside from the wage scales set forth in this agreement, the codes
incorporated in it are considered of special significance. They emphasize
the importance of widest cooperation between administration and the
teaching staff to evaluate the standards of Jewish educational practices.
They provide a platform for teachers who will be represented on the board
of the schools, who will be invited to discuss the mutual problems involved
in the advancement of Jewish studies, and there are provisions calling for
vital cooperative efforts urgently needed to assure for the community
the most workable curricula.
Of added interest is the emphasis placed on the need to encourage
youth to enter the Hebrew teaching profession. The code provides for
encouragement to teachers to pursue their studies for higher degrees.
The Jewish Welfare Federation, which provides Allied • Jewish
Campaign funds for the upkeep of the schools, has approved the agreement
between administration and teachers.
Other heartening news this week was the announcement of an amicable
agreement between teachers and Cong. Shaarey Zedek. (See story Page 3)

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