The 25th anniversary of the establishment of
The. Detroit Jewish News surely is an event worth
observing and celebrating.
I have been associated with the English-Jew-
ish press as a writer, publisher and columnist for
half a century and I cannot say that after all the
years and anxieties I am satisfied with the results.
The Jewish News of Detroit and several other
rare and isolated publications may be furnishing
a sort of oasis in the arid wilderness of the whole
American Jewish press in the language of the
I am therefore grateful for such comforts
as are still available.
BERNARD G. RICHARDS
Director, Jewish Information Bureau
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I congratulate you on the occasion of the
twenty-fifth anniversary in publication of Mich-
igan's only Jewish newspaper. Through the
years, The Jewish News has served Detroit and
Michigan's citizens well from both news and
You, personally, are also to be congratulated
for your keen insight and wisdom in guiding
your newspaper to its present standing as an im-
portant voice in local, state, national and inter-
national affairs. Too, the contribution you have
made to the field of journalism in general is
Yours very sincerely,
HENRY R, SLADEK,
Wayne County Republican
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Every Friday for these many years there
comes into my home a welcome messenger, The
Jewish News. On Erev Shabbos it linked me with
my fellow Jews here at home and everywhere in
the world — their joys and sorrows become mine.
Other communities have told us that ours is
a most wonderful one. We like to believe it, and if
it is I personally want to give great credit for it
to The Jewish News, its profound understanding
of Jewish life, its editor's profound rendering of
events, with his intellectual integrity and objective
reporting, he has educated his great body of read-
ers and helped us to become what we are.
So today I pay tribute to Philip and Carmi and
all who work with them to make this a valuable
recorder of the happenings among the Jewish
people of yesterday and today. Bless them all.
Friday, March 17, 1967-7
I join in extending my personal wishes and
tribute to you upon your outstanding achieve-
ments. God grant that the entire field of American
Jewish journalism could maintain the high stand-
ards of competence that you have displayed over
It is a tribute to you that week-in-and-week-
out the News has done an outstanding job not
only in discussing the important issues of the day,
but especially in presenting to your readers the
broad interests of Jewish life.
Director, Public Relations
A good newspaper is something more than
a mirror of the community in that it reflects not
only the news and views of the community, but
the probing concerns of an editor.
In the case of a Jewish newspaper this adds
the dimensions of Jewish ideals to journalistic
The Jewish News reflects a bright image of
an editor who is not merely a fastidious chronicler
of and articulate commentator on Jewish life, but
very much an active participant in it as well.
It is this happy combination, I think, that gives
the Jewish News its splendid character.
Mazel tov, Phil, on the twenty-fifth annivers-
Public Relations Director
International Bnai Brith.