Urgent Need to Maintain Global
Jewish Unity Stressed by Goldmann
'Friday, May 5, 1967-17
Israeli Journalists THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Quietly Released Rabbi TeStifies on Privacy Law in DC
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Two
NEW YORK (JTA)—Dr. Nahum ■
country where the Jewish com-
Goldmann, who as president of the munity is recognized as a nation- journalists who were sentenced to
World Jewish Congress visited re- ality, proves that this is a specific a year's imprisonment at a secret
cently the Jewish communities of problem of the Soviet Union and trial for publishing material con-
Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hun- not a consequence of Socialist doc- sidered harmful to state security
gary and Romania, told a meeting
were quietly released from prison
here last week at the Barbizon trine or the specific form of gov- last Friday. It has been indicated
Plaza Hotel that his conclusion ernment of these countries."
that the two, Shmuel Mor, editor
The WJC leader reported that of the weekly newspaper, Bul, and
from the visit to these East Euro-
he met not only with leaders of his assistant, Maxim Gilan, would
pean lands was that it is the duty
of world Jewish organizations, and Jewish federations in each coun- be released just prior to the start
try but with Jewish personali- of Passover recently. Presi-
especially of the WJC, to develop
ties of various groups and pro- dent Shazar commuted their sen-
and strengthen contacts with East
and with high officials tence last February, a month after
European Jewish communities and
of the governments who are res- they entered prison.
ponsible for Jewish affairs.
The two journalists have ap-
"To maintain the unity of the Though greatly reduced by the
pealed for abolition of the law
Jewish people is today one of the
annihilation of their majority in under which they were convicted
fundamental problems of Jewish
the Nazi period, the Jews still
and asked for public support of a
life and Jewish survival, and it is
number 100,000 in Romania, campaign to abolish the measure.
essential that Jewish commurities
about 10,000 in Hungary, but They said the law contained a
exist and develop under all forms
only 25,000 in Czechoslovakia clause which virtually barred any
of social structure and forms of and
9,000 in Yugoslavia, he said.
opportunity for a convicted person
government except in countries
In all four countries, Dr. Gold- to obtain acquittal. They asserted
where anti-Semitism is an official
doctrine," Dr. Goldmann said. mann asserted, Jewish citizens en- that the justice ministry had rec-
"For the WJC, whose main aim is joy full equality and many of them ommended the reduction of their
to express in ideology and prac- play an important role in govern- sentences only after news of their
tice the unity of the Jewish people. ment and in the economic and cul- secret arrest, trial and sentencing
it is of the greatest importance tural life of these countries. Being appeared in the foreign press.
Their arrest followed publica-
that East European Jewish com- recognized officially as religious
tion in Bul last December of a
munities were coming back to the groups, the Jewish communities report alleging that the Israeli
fold ready to cooperate with the
their religious and cultural secret service was involved in the
Jewish communities in the rest of tain
life but were to a large degree kidnapping of Ben Barka, an op-
helped by their governments both position leader, in Algeria.
Dr. Goldmann said: "Jewish life economically and culturally. Dr.
can continue in Socialist countries Goldmann cited as an example the
Senate Urged to Start
with no conflict in principle be- Yiddish theater in Bucharest, 90
tween the ideology and govern- per cent of the budget of which is Hearings on M.E. Policy
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen.
mental system of such countries, covered by the government. Even
and the right of Jews to enjoy such a small Jewish community as Jacob K. Javits New York Re-
equality as citizens and secure is in Yugoslavia not only has regu- publican, urged the Senate Foreign
their Jewish identity and their lar religious services but two Jew- Relations Committee to hold hear-
contact with the Jewish people. ish choirs, lectures, courses in ings on U.S. policy in the Middle
The fact that unfortunately the Judaism and other cultural activi- East, warning a "parallel with
Vietnam" exists and America may
same conditions do not prevail in ties, he said.
become "the policeman in the Mid-
the Soviet Union, despite the para-
East as well as the Far East."
dox that it is the only Socialist
ly impressed by the great efforts
Sen. Javits noted that the French
1••••••••••••••••••••••S made by the leaders of East Euro- and British were withdrawing from
pean Jewry to maintain Jewish involvement in the Middle East
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'4*- - . - • life despite their small numbers. while the United Nations Organi-
His visit, during which he was ac- zation was "doing about all it
• companied by two members of the can" to hold its own in truce
WJC executive, meant a symbolic operations on the Israel-Arab bor-
act of reunion with the Jewish ders. "Ohly the United States re-
people which impressed them mains as a prime deterrent to
• strongly, he reported. A Friday war, and in case the deterrence
• night service in the Bucharest syna- fails, only the U.S. remains ac-
• gogue which he addressed for over tively to intervene if it wishes to
an hour was attended by thousands hold aggression there," he said.
The Senator stressed that "the
of Jews and was characterized by
the audience's deeply emotional parallel with Vietnam should not
On Mother's Day
taken lightly. At first, we sup-
Sunday, May 14, by
Dr. Goldmann suggested the ported the interests of our allies
Then, our allies gradually
• creation of a federation of Jewish
communities of the Socialist coun- loosened and finally cut their re-
tries which would enable its mem- sponsibilities. In the end we were
bers to cooperate and consult with left with the bag."
each other and also to establish
relations with international Jew- 26,143 Jews Living
ish organizations such as the WJC.
in West G?rmany
The governments of the coun-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
tries he had visited, Dr. Goldmann
to The Jewish News)
continued, made a clear distinction
BONN — There are 26,143
IN HER NAME
between relations with Israel on
Jews in West Germany now, af-
• • A Growing Tree is a Living • the one hand and world Jewry on filiated with the Jewish com-
• the other. With regard to Israel,
munities, according to statistics
Tribute to Your Mother.
itel relations varied from a rather cool
issued Tuesday by the Federation
Let Trees in Israel Honor,
sv warmth in Romania which was,
Included are 1,648 members
• while Dr. Goldmann was there,
of 51 Jewish youth groups. The
visited by an official Israel dele-
date showed that 1,024 Jewish
children are receiving religious
• gation headed by the Finance instruction-
from 64 teachers.
Minister who signed a far-reaching
treaty on economic, technical and There are 45 synagogues in West
ters of prayer, 15 rabbis and
mania and Israel, the first such
act on behalf of an Eastern Euro-
• FOR A TREE CERTIFICATE • pean country.
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FOR YOUR MOTHER
• Soviet Yiddish Magazine
• Publishes Agnon's Stories
• LONDON (JTA) — The latest
• issue of Sovietish Ileimland, the
• Yiddish-language monthly m aga-
• zinc published in Moscow, carries
• four short stories translated from
• the Hebrew writings of Shmuel
• Yosef Agnon, the Israeli author
• who last year was a co-winner
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rabbi tions of grave threats to national
Norman Lamm of New York told security. However, he added, priv-
a Senate subcommittee hearing on acy in Jewish Law "is more than
privacy that Jewish religious law a legal right; there is also a moral
considers non-physical intrusion duty for man to protect his own
"the equivalent of physical tres- privacy."
pass" and that "the spirit of Jew-
ish Law rejects the idea of a
national data bank."
Rabbi Lamm, a member of the
Jewish Law Commission of the
Antiques & Will-Be's
Rabbinical Council of America,
testified before the Senate subcom-
mittee headed by Sen. Edward
Long of Missouri which is conduct-
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
ing hearings on threats to the
privacy of Americans.
He also told the Senators that
Jewish law does not consider the
right to privacy as absolute, hold-
ing that some rights would be
automatically suspended in situa-
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