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February 24, 1967 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-02-24

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Chicago Negro Daily Says Bias
Not Organized Against Jews

CHICAGO (JTA) — The Chi-
cago Daily Defender, one of the
nation's two Negro daily news-
papers, came out with an editorial
asserting that "there is no or-
ganized anti-Semitism among Neg-
The paper urged that both Jews
and Negroes avoid becoming "over-
exercised about superficial inter-
racial frictions."
The editorial, was based on a
review of an evaluation of Jewish-
Negro relations made recently by
`Dr. Judd Teller, an observer of
`he American Jewish scene, who
'called tensions between Jews and
Negroes "the most fateful domes-
tic Jewish issue in American his-
The editorial agreed with Dr.
Teller that Jews should not leave
the battle for the Negro's civil
rights because of occasional Negro
expressions of anti-Jewish feelings,
but otherwise did _not indicate
agreement with Dr. Teller's view
of the significance of the issue.
The editorial, dealing specifi-
cally with Negro charges against
Jewish businessmen operating in
Negro slum areas, declared that
the fact was that Jews "do their
best to satisfy the wants and
needs of their Negro customers"
but that "the relationship breaks
down when the Negro buyer is
unable to live up to the terms
of his commitment."
The editorial said that when, in
such cases, the usual "harsh legal
procedures" were instituted, the
Negro reacted with resentment and
"cries of usury, unfair advantage
and gouging."
However, the editorial added,
the Negro buyer "who does not
know his financial limitations and
who besides is callous about his
obligations, comes in for sharp
criticism from his own people."

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NY Commissioner
Denies Inaction on
Jews' Complaints

NEW YORK (JTA) — William
H. Booth, chairman of the New
York City Commission on Human
Rights, issued Monday a point-by-
point rebuttal to a charge by Rab-
bi Julius G. Neumann that the
commission had ignored anti-Jew-
ish discrimination. Rabbi Neu-
mann resigned as a member of the
commission over those charges.
Rabbi Neumann also accused
Booth of "whipping up animosity"
among New Yorkers by an alleged
policy of sidestepping grievances
of Jews and Puerto Ricans to con-
centrate exclusively on those of
Booth, a Negro, is a former
leader of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
The American Jewish Com-
mittee asked Mayor John V.
Lindsay to meet with "interested
parties" to discuss the charges.
Booth declared that the commis-
_ sion had been "on the top of the
ituation" involving American Jew-
It Committee charges of discrimi-
ation against Jews in the banking
-profession. He said that as soon as
he learned of the situation, he con-
ferred with Roy M. Goodman, New
York City finance administrator,
and that Goodman said he would
keep him advised of developments.

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Rebbetzin Elected Head
of Town Council in Israel

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Mrs. Menucha Har-
lap, wife of the rabbi of Yokneam
in the Jezreel Valley,' was elected
Monday night chairman • of that
town's municipal council, the first
such post to go to a woman mem-
ber of the National Religious
The 26-year-old rebbetzin, who
wears a sheitl (wig worn by ultra-
Orthodox women), is the mother
of five children. She is very active
in social work in her village.

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Some 200
distinguished scientists from Israel
and 22 other countries will par-
ticipate in the Second Interna-
tional Conference of High Energy
Physics and Nuclear Structure, to
be held at Weizmann Institute, -
Rehovot, next week.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nobel Prize laureate Shmuel Y. Agnon
received a visit from a group of Israel Arab writers last Tuesday
The chairman rejected Rabbi
who informed him that an Arabic translation of his works is due
Neumann's charge that the com-
to appear this spring. The visitors told Agno'n that the project was
mission did not accept complaints
undertaken to acquaint Arabs with the background of the Jewish
from Jews seeking permission from
employers to observe religious
He said that the commission had
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rules to enable Sabbath observers
to ask for special examinations to
avoid conflict with their religious
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Booth also reported that the

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