Community-Wide Memorial Service for Rabbi Adler Tuesday
'May the Memory of the Righteous Serve as a Blessing'
From the Tribute to Rabbi Adler in Our Issue of March 18, 1966.
The entire community is
invited to participate in the
tribute to the memory of
Rabbi Morris Adler, at the
special service to be held at
C o n g. Shaarey Zedek, 8
p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Abraham
H e s c h e 1, distinguished
scholar and philosopher, will
be the guest speaker, and the
service will be conducted by
Rabbi Irwin Groner, with
Cantors Jacob H. Sonenklar
and Reuven Frankel parti-
In Jewish tradition, rabbi means teacher. He is more than a functioning preacher: he learns
and he teaches. In our traditions, when one learns from another person, he is to address the man
he learns from as rabbi. This is the type of man Morris Adler was: he was a rabbi in the sense
that he was his community's teacher, and he was a teacher of teachers, the rabbis' rabbi.
It was because he himself constantly learned that he was so outstanding also as the teacteir
Rabbis as well as laymen sat at his feet and were guided by his erudition, by his understanding,
as well as by his knowledge.
He was an ardent Zionist because he believed that all men must be free, and if there was
to be genuine libertarianism in behalf of which world Jewry has battled consistently, Jews who
have been oppressed and maligned must also be liberated — and he had made a lifetime of gifts
toward the libertarian Jewish cause which led to the rebirth of the State of Israel.
He was our community's ablest orator. But his genius was not limited to oratory: he wrote
as lucidly as he spoke fluently. He was at work on several important historical treatises. and he
alone could have been called upon to do the editing of the literary works of the greatest of the
Jewish philosophers of the last two decades, the late Hayim Greenberg — a work in which he was
engaged at the time that a deadly bullet interrupted his life's work. Wayne State University gave
him that assignment, to edit this vast collection of writings because he alone was viewed in Jew-
ish scholarship as capable of interpreting the philosophy of our time. We pray that that work has
not died with him — just as we pray that the other works in which he was engaged will not
have died With him.
A portrait of Rabbi Adler
by Detroit artist Ben Glicker
will be presented to the
congregation and displayed
in the foyer of the syna-
gogue that evening.
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Odd Bull Tries Last-Ditch Effort
to Get Syria ack to MAC Session
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Arab violence was renewed inside Israel territory
near both the Syrian and Jordanian borders last weekend, leaving one
Syrian soldier dead. The incidents followed last week's indefinite postpone-
ment of any further meetings of the Israel-Syrian Mixed Armistice Com-
The Syrian soldier was killed in an exchange of fire -with an Israeli
pilot in the Hule _area Saturday night, after the patrol spotted the uniformed
Syrian crossing into Israel from the Syrian position of Darbashiye.
The armed infiltrator opened fire on the patrol when he was
challenged by the Israelis some 500 yards inside Israel territory. The
patrol returned the fire and killed the Syrian with a hand grenade. The
Syrian was armed with a Soviet-made automatic rifle.
Unlike previous instances when the Syrians suffered casualties,
Syrian officials Sunday agreed to take back the body of the dead soldier.
Israel lodged a complaint over the incident with the Mixed Armistice
In another incident, near Arad in the Negev, Sunday, an explosive
charge placed under a water pipeline leading to a Jewish National Fund
experimental plantation building blew up, but without doing any damage.
Footprints of two persons were found leading to the nearby Jordanian
The terrorists identified themselves by leaving two leaflets, one in
Hebrew and one in Arabic, marked with the names, "Palestine Liberation
Movement" and "Al Asifa" (the military arm of Ahmed Shukairy's Palestine
Lt. 6en. Odd Bull, chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Super-
visory Organization, was scheduled to confer Wednesday in Damascus with
Syrian ministers and senior officials in what was believed to be a last-ditch
effort to induce them to resume participation in the Mixed Armistice
Commission on the basis of adhering to the agreed- agenda.
The MAC session was convened last month for the first time in
eight years at the initiative of UN Secretary-General U Thant when Syrian-
Israeli - border tensions reached a dangerous pitch. The agenda had one
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Heyday for Brotherhood!
Law-makers Hit CIA Aid to Anti-Isiael Body
By Jewish News
. NEW YORK—Glory, Hallelujah! What nice things are
being said this week! For another few days, we'll all be
brothers! (and sisters, too!) We'll have visions of Round Tables
at which all participants will be pardoned for having different
pigmentations in their skins, or for conversing in different
languages, or using different prayer books.
, The guys and their spouses got to the Round Tables first.
• They beat to the gong a few others who weren't fast enough.
Atlantans, in Georgia, have a Presbyterian school called
the Agnes Scott College. It has a close-knit Brotherhood: Only
Christians can be on the faculty. That's a tight Brotherhood
Then there is Wayne, N.J. The people there are very
Brotherly. When they vote they cast their ballots en masse.
True: they permitted more than 2,500 to be Mavericks, to have
their way; But nearly 7,000 of them stuck together, defeated a
school budget, sent two Jewish candidates to oblivion. Boy-oh-
boy, how these Wayne people stuck together! So, to celebrate
Wayne (N.J.—don't confuse with Wayne County, Michigan)
Mayor Edward Sisco issued a call: Let's have Brotherhood!
A Protestant, his father was a Catholic, his sister a convert
to Judaism, Wayne's Mayor is on top of the Brotherhood Week
Oh—wait a while—there's also a Jewish actor in the
Brotherhood drama; Rabbi Julius G. Neumann of New York has
resigned from the New York City Commission on Human Rights
because it concerns itself only with Negro problems and
ignores anti-Jewish practices!
And the New York Times, commenting editorially on the
Wayne, N.J., event, calling the election result "A victory for
"There is no reason to believe that what happened in
Wayne could not happen in a thousand other communities."
Boy, oh boy, oh boy—Isn't Brotherhood having a heyday!?!
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Congressmen William Fitts Ryan and Benjamin Rosenthal, both New York
Democrats, last-weekend condemned the support of an anti-Israel organization by the U.S. Central Intelligence
The CongressMen cited authoritative reports to the effect that the CIA has financed the Amet*as.
Friends of the Middle East, a pro-Arab, anti-Israel propaganda front. They called for an investigation by
Reps. Ryan and Rosenthal said "the CIA undermines the administration policy of friendship toward
Israel by secretly funding the AFME." They cited AFME's attacks on Israel and propaganda issued by
Elmo Hutchison, AFME's former Middle East director.
They pointed out that AFME helpg finance and guides an organization it created, the Organization or
The group spreads anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Jewish propaganda at more than 100 American
and universities by Arab students. The Arab student activity is supported by the Arab League in Cairo, which
sends out the propaganda lines to be followed.
The CIA apparently financed the anti-Israel propaganda in an effort to woo young Arabs away trim(
The two Congressmen said: "The CIA's covert domestic activities are totally inconsistent with the
most basic principles of democratic government. We cannot aford to allow a government agency to act against
the best interests of the nation."
They suggested that the administration immediately terminate CIA meddling on the domestic scene, and
urged "a watchdog -committee compoSed of seven members of the Senate and seven members of the
House to oversee CIA operations."
AFME took credit publicly for organizing the Arab students. On a number of occasions, AFME
petitioned Congress to take anti-Israel positions. AFME also opposed measures designed to relieve the plight
of Soviet Jewry. Among the leaders of AFME have been such former State Department officials as Harold
B. Minor, who served in the State Department's Near Eastern division.
Charges were made in 1963 in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that $4,000,000
was paid by the United States government to finance AFME. The testimony was offered by Bushrod Howard
Jr., a representative of the royalist Yemen government. The State Department denied the charges.
It emerged later that AFME's expenditures, in excess of $1,000,000 a year for a number of years,
were. subsidized through various conduits by the CIA.
Most of the AFME funds were spent to bring to the United States Arab students, whose main activity
turned out to be anti-Israel propaganda. Instead of waging an anti-Communist campaign, such students
generally threatened that the Near East would -go Communist unless the United States repticliatal Israel..