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With this issue, The Jewish News commences the 26th
year of publication.
Both Houses of Michigan's State Legislature last week adopted a resolution
greeting The Jewish News on its 25th anniversary. The House of Representatives adopted
' the resolution March 14 and the Senate on March 16 — both unanimously. It was co-
sponsored by Representatives Stevens, Kramer, Faxon, Mrs. Hunsinger and Cooper and
The full text of the resolution appears on Page 21 in this issue.
Last week, the Detroit Common Council and Mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh declared.
March 27 Jewish News Day in honor of our 25th anniversary. In observance of Jewish
News Day, the offices of The Jewish News will be closed on that day beginning at noon.
The Editors and Staff of The Jewish News.are deeply
grateful to the many national and local leaders, to the heads
of major Jewish organizations, to the official families of our
Nation, the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit, for
the deeply moving messages of greeting we received on the
occasion of our 25th anniversary.
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We begin a new Volume with a re-dedication to service
in behalf of our people, our City, State and Nation—with a
sense of confidence that community cooperation will enable
Us to continue to provide our readers with total coverage of
news on all fronts, ever mindful that the interpretations we
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A Weekly Review
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March 24, 1967
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Pledges Totaling $4,229,000 Mark
Opening of Allied Jewish Campaign
`Re-Examine Motives Involving
Vietnam,' Klutzniek Proposes
Philip M. Klutznick, of Chicago, who served in the U.S. Mission
to the United Nations under the late Adlai Stevenson, this week
proposed that the United States "earnestly re-examine its political
motivations" in Vietnam and expedite efforts toward negotiations
or diminish its military commitment "if the
containment policy of 1954 no longer serves
the national interest."
Klutznick criticized the strident tones
that have escalated in public debate over
the strategy of bombing North Vietnam. He
decried the argument over military tactics
as "a profitless and avoidable form of dis-
unity" that is obscuring a need to review
and update "the political policy that got us
If a reassessment of that cold war policy
Concludes that vital national interests and peace
justice are not particularly accommodated by
our military involvement in Vietnam," the United
States should reduce its presence there "to adviser
status and reasonable support as quickly as possible," Klutznlck said in a
luncheon address to the board of governors of Bnai Brith, at the Biltmore
Rotel, New York, on Sunday.
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Pledges totaling $4,229,000, announced Wednesday night at the formal
opening event of the Allied Jewish Campaign, at the public meeting held at the
Jewish Center, gave the drive's leadership new encouragement that the hoped-for
$6,000,000 goal could be attained by the time the drive ends on May 10.
The formal opening of the 1967 campaign gained special significance from
the address of Philip M. Klutznick, distinguished American Jewish leader, whose
evaluation of the Vietnam situation has drawn nationwide attention.
In his address to the Detroit campaigners, Klutznick emphasized the
merits of voluntary services of the type rendered by those who dedicate them-
selves to aid their fellow men and he commended the labors of Allied Jewish
Campaign volunteers as a boon to democracy.
Alfred L. Deutsch, campaign chairman, who addressed both the dinner
that preceded the public meeting and the rally of workers, reported that the total
achieved so far was $4,229,000—the second largest ever attained at a formal cam-
paign opening session. He said that while last year's drive opened with the
sum of $4,412,520, there are so many large donors yet to be reached that no
one in the drive has abandoned the hope that the goal of $6,000,000 will be ap-
proached. This sense of confidence was shared by other participants in Wed-
nesday night's program.
- Deutsch said that the sum of 54,229.000 secured so far represented a 10
per cent increase over last year's gifts—the same contributors having given
$360,000 more than in 1966.
"There is still a big job ahead, and we will not rest until our aim is achieved
by the time we complete the campaign on May 10," Deutsch asserted. .
Especially encouraging was the report that the women's division, under the
chairmanship of Mrs. Arthur Rice, had already enrolled 6,110 donors for a
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Matzo Baking Started in Several Itussian Communities,
Jewish News Informed in Exclusive Embassy Statement
In a statement issued, this (week to The Jewish News by the Embassy of the
USSR in Washington, it is announced that the baking of matzot for Passover has
started in a number of Soviet Russian communities. It quotes a statement by Chief
Rabbi Isaac Leib Levin of Moscow who said he was "confident that all who have
the desire, and,' more so, members of the community. will not be left without matzot."
The statement, issued on behalf of the USSR Novosti Press Agency (APN),
"Jewish religious communities in Leningrad, Tbilisti, Kiev, Odessa, Vilnius
and in many other cities throughout the country have also started to bake matzot."
The USSR Embassy's statement was accompanied by photographs which were
taken in Moscow by I. Ivanov showing the actual baking of: matzot there, and of Rabbi
Levin and the head of the Moscow religious Jewish community, Mikhail Mikhailovich,
displaying fre,shly baked matzot.
This declaration negates the previous policy which interfered with matzo baking
in Russia and made the securing of matzot by Russian Jews virtually impossible.
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Photos submitted by USSR Embassy to , Jewish News:
Left, reported.actual commencement of matzo baking in Moscow; right, Rabbi I. L. Levin and Mikhail Mikhailovich.