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April 14, 1967 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-04-14

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islation prohibiting U.S. business
firms to cooperate with the Arab
boycott of Israel.
Called on the government to
Offers
carry out Premier Kosygin's pledge
fr" THE FINEST DEAL
that Jewish families wishing to be
vo• THE FINEST SERVICE
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The im- tion of the United Nations Con- united with relatives outside the
Come See for Yourself at
portance of Jewish involvement in', vention on Genocide and interna- USSR would not face "bureaucratic
the struggle to end the Vietnam tional human rights treaties out- obstacles."
Called for the admission of Red
war was stressed by Rabbi Arthur ' lawing forced labor and slavery
J. Lelyveld, president of the Amer- and guaranteeing t h e political China into the United Nations "in
ican Jewish Congress, in an ad- rights of women.
the interest of encouraging uni-
Asked rabbinical authorities to
dress before his organization's na-
versal membership" in the inter-
tional women's division convention. correct "inequities" in present Jew-
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national organization . . . with the
Serving notice that the American ish divorce laws, with special em-
iel
KE 2-7 500 Oak Minutes Southfiel
Jewish Congress regarded Vietnam phasis on the problems of desertion understanding that this action will
d
not entail the exclusion or un-
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as a "Jewish issue," Rabbi Lelyveld and the remarriage of widows.
seating of any other member state."
Urged
enactment
of
federal
leg-
said: "We are proud to be the cut-
ting edge of every forward move-

ment of self-respecting Jews who
take both their identity within the
Jewish people and their covenant
role seriously. This is why we of
the American Jewish Congress
have spoken out on Vietnam —
because we are loyal Americans
and because we are-faithful Jews."
The Jewish Congress leader said
that "everything in our tradition
prompts us to believe that there
are times when silence is immoral.
'Thou shalt not stand idly by the
blood of thy neighbor' is a primary
demand of Jewish ethics recorded
in the Book of Leviticus." An ap-
peal for peace in Vietnam also
highlighted a convention address
by Sen. Ernest Gruening, Alaska
Democrat. Mrs. Charles L. Snitow
of Scarsdale. N.Y., was elected to
another two-year term as president
of the group.
Rabbi Joachim Prinz, chairman
of the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations, told the convention
that he saw a "lack of religious
values, as we understand them,
in Israel." Ile said "our concern
is that Israeli youth identifies
Jess ish religion with ritual."
He deplored "the lack of social
concerns, the fact that we do not
hear the voice of religious Israel
in terms of peace and war, social
justice. integration and similar
issuc• "
Stating that Israel was not
'merely a sovereign state "but a
people of which we are a part,"
Rahhi Prinz held that American
Jewry had "a stake" in "censor-
ship in Israel, secret trials held.
certain police regulation from the
British, Mandate which have not
yet been repealed."
Rahhi Prinz said that American
Jews "ought to he not merely per-
mitted but invited by Israel to
help solve the problem of separa-
tion of church from state, a separa-
THEY'RE READY to plant and bursting to bloom this
tion which does not exist in Israel
and which permits religious groups
spring! Your choice of two hearty rose bushes, free,
to form a political bloc in Israel—
for saving $100 in a new or current account. Choose
blocking not merely politics as
they do. but blocking religion it-
from a variety of bushes ... from many beautiful
self, chaining religion and the free-
shades. Planting instructions included. (One pair of
dom of religion to the exigencies
of politics."
rose bushes per family, please.)
A warning that public educa-
tion and church-state separation
but all savings in by
were "gravely threatened" by
mounting attempts to se cur e
quarter's return in June!
full
April
10th
earn
a
government grants for parochial
schools was sounded at the clos-
ing session of the convention.
In a resolution. the 500 delegates
voiced concern that benefits to
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church-supported schools were
Yearly
"merely a beginning toward the
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ultimate goal of full public financ-
ing of nonpublic schools on the
basis of parity with the public
schools."
Adoption of this stand came as
a ranking officer of the American
Jewish Congress sharply criticized
a call by Senator Jacob K. Javits,
Republican of New York, for re-
pealing the New York State con-
stitutional guarantee forbidding aid
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given "directly or indirectly" to
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church and synagogue schools.
Howard M. Squadron of New
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Y o r k, a vice president of the
AJCongress and chairman of its
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commission on law and social ac-
tion, said Sen. Javits had "be-
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trayed both constitutional principle
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and the future of public education."
In a series of resolutions, the
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American Jewish Congress women:
Backed a campaign for secur-
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ing 1.000,000 petition signatures
calling on all sides in the Viet-
nam war to stop the fighting and
"begin negotiations now."

Senate ratifica-
Called for

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

S—Friday, April 14, 1967

IVICongress President Insists
Vietnam Vi'ar 'Jewish Issue'

IRV KATZ .



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