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May 12, 1967 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-05-12

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Friday, May 12, 1967 7

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Temple Emanuel's Withdrawal Valiant German
Feted by Survivors Detroit's Israel Program on Sunday
Draws Fire From UAHC

(Continued from Page 1)
Bachrach said Dr. Eisendrath
had assumed the role of spokes-
man for the entire Reform move-
ment and stressed that such a posi-
tion was "unauthorized and impos-
sible." Louis Broido, board mem-
ber of Temple Emanu-El, said that
a "bare quorum" of the board's 21
members attended the April 25
meeting at which the withdrawal
decision was made. He said he and
other opponents of the withdrawal
action would bring the issue up at
the board's May 28 meeting and
that, if it was not reversed there,
they would seek to get a reversal
at a congregational meeting, which
may be called on petition of 25
Congregation members.
Dr. Eisendrath claimed that the
withdrawal reflected a widespread
tendency to use the Vietnam war
to "curtail free expression of opin-
ion." He also charged that "the
background for this continued dis-
pute between certain members of
the temple's board and the Union
has been a disagreement with the
Union's whole program of social
actions." He said that the "one
issue" of the Vietnam war "should
not be used as an excuse to alien-
ate the congregation of Temple
Emanu-El from, the Reform Jew-
ish movement and from the great
humanitarian, ethical and reli-
gious impulse that has bound us
in fellowship."
Bachrach replied that Dr. Eisen-
drath "favors dissent against every-
thing except his own views." He
added that the temple had with-
drawn "because we favor dissent.
Our point is that he wants it to
appear that he represents Reform
Judaism, and we do not agree that
this is his right."
Bachrach • cited Dr. Eisen-
drath's action in joining Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King and other reli-
gious leaders to form a new or-
ganization to seek an immediate
end to the bombing of North
Vietnam "without conditions."
He also referred to an Eisen-
drath speech in Washington last
December declaring that Jews
were becoming part of the white
backlash opposed to civil rights
legislation.
Fane.noted the 6 to 4 vote for
"a congregation of 3,200 families"
and said that the congregation was
using Rabbi Eisendrath's "outspo-
ken views as a pretext and scape-
goat to dissociate itself from the
Reform Jewish movement and the
enlightened views with which this
movement has ever been identi-
fied, in the spirit of Jewish pro-
phetic tradition."
He said that Dr. Eisendrath had
always made clear "that he speaks
for himself and his own conscience,
but does a large and important
Reform synagogue withdraw into
isolation every time a Jewish
leader says something with which
they disagree?"
The temple previously was out
of the UAHC from July 1964 to
July 1965 in a dispute over whe-
ther individual congregations
should have the right to elect
some of the UAIIC's 150 trustees.
Also, in 1961, Temple, Emanu-
El withdrew from the 'IWO in op-
position to the establishenent of
the Religious Action Center in
Washington.
Taking an opposing view to
Eisendrath's position on the
Vietnam war, Rabbi William F.
Rosenblum, rabbi eukeritus of
Temple Israel, New 'York, criti-
cized the "doves," however
"well-meaning and patriotic their
intent, be they in the ,Congress,
among the clergy, or among the
people in general."
Rabbi Rosenblum, who recently
returned from a special tour as a
chaplain in Vietnam said those
seeing peace in Vietnam by at-
tacking the Johnson administration
are helping prolong the war.
Although he deferfied the right
of Americans to dissent from ad-
ministration policies, Rabbi Rosen-
blum,said that "to describe our
presence in Vietnam as 'aggres-
sion' and portraying the Viet Cong

Will Go to Israel

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HaAtzmaut program has been ar-
(Continued from Page 1)
ranged.
will conduct the Sunday evening
NEW YORK (JTA) — A group
A special pamphlet, edited by
performance.
of Jews who escaped Nazi ex-
Rabbi Leon Fram will deliver Dr. Feder, with Clara Malik as co-
termination during World War II
editor,
contains an impressive col-
tendered Sunday a luncheon to a the keynote address, drawing at-
tention to the cultural growth and lection of prayers, readings, his-
former German occupation offi-
torical
data, poems and songs.
cial whose quiet heroism made development in Israel since the
Dr. Feder is a member of the
creation of the state in 1948. Rabbi
their survival possible.
Hayim Donin of Cong. Bnai David faculty of the University of Mis-
The guest of honor was Eber-
souri.
will offer the invocation.
hard Helmrich, now living in
Her pamphlet is available from
Other traditional features of the
New York, who was an agricul-
Independence Day celebration in- Pioneer Women, 29 E. 22nd, New
tural expert responsible for food
clude the presentation of the colors York, the brochure's publishers.
production and distribution in
the section of Nazi-occupied Po- by members of the Jewish War
Slander
lish Galicia around the town of Veterans Department of Michigan
and students from Hashomer Hat-
Whose edge is sharper than the
Drohobicz.
—Shakespeare.
Under the very noses of the zair. Nineteen flags will be pa- sword.
Gestapo, he used his position to raded, representing Israel's 19th
bide Jewish children in his home,
year of independence. '
shelter fleeing Jews on a vege-
The audience will be led in the
table farm he set up for that singing of the national anthem and
purpose, provide them with false
Hatikva by a citywide youth cho-
papers and transport them in his
rale conducted by Cantor Hyman
own car. He is credited with the
Adler of Bnai David.
saving of some 70 lives.
Tickets will be available at the
Sunday's luncheon, was a bon
door,
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel's voyage gathering for Helmrich,
parliament met in special session who will be leaving May 27 for
Dr. Feder Edits Family
at the request of the opposition and Jerusalem to plant a tree in his
own name on the Hill of Remem-
defeated two agenda motions gon-
Yom HaAtzmaut Program
brance. Thirty of the people he
cerning the sale of the liner SS
Under the inspiration of Dr.
saved, now living in the United
Shalom and the annual report by
MURRY KOBLIN Advertising
Sara Feder, a national leader of
State Controller Y. E. Nebenzahl States, have banded together to
Pioneer
Women and of many other
18039 WYOMING • UN. 1-5600
which accused the government of make it financially possible for
Jewish causes, a family Yom
Helmrich and his wife to visit
waste in a number of fields.
Israel. During the luncheon he
The sale of the Shalom to a West
was pr esented with airline
German firm, which was approved
tickets and a check.
by the cabinet two weeks ago, was
protested by Yosef Almogi, a mem-
ber of former Premier David Ben- 92nd S treet YM-YWHA
Gurion's dissident Israel Workers Gets 43 Million Addition
Party (Rafi), and by Dr. Yomanan
NEW-YORK (JTA— The corner-
Bader of the Gahal alignment of
Liberals and Herut. Almogi as- stone was laid here Sunday for an
11-story, $3,100,000 addition to the
RESERVE NOW WITH
serted that-the price obtained for
92nd Street Young Men's and
the liner of $15,200,000 was "too
Young Women's Hebrew Associa-
low."
tion. Mayor John Lindsay joined
He said also he understood that
Zim Israel Navigation Co., the in the formal ceremony which in-
cluded placement of a "time cap-
owner, had received offers to rent
sule" in .the cornerstone for the
the ship for lengthy periods which
new Henry Kaufman building,
would have made it , possible to which will occupy an entire block
keep the liner under Israel's flag
along with the older building. The
with an Israeli crew. Bader as-
area was renamed "Y Square" for
serted that either the government
the week as part of the ceremony.
had made a mistake in acquiring
THE RETURN OF THE HOME LINE
Mayor Lindsay also took part in
the Shalom three years ago or had
some of the activities marking the
made an error now in selling it.
occasion. These included dancing
Transport Minister Moshe Car-
O
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on the street with senior citizen
mel, replying for the government,
members of the Y, including a
said that tt had cost $10,000 a day
performance of the bora, strolling
TO THE CARIBBEAN CRUISE SCENE
to maintain the Shalom and that
musicians, a gymnast display and
to cover those costs, almost every other activities illustrating the
berth would have had to be sold, range of activities offered at the
SAFETY INFORMATION: The s s. OCEANIC, registered in Panama,
a goal which was never accom-
meets International Safety Standards for new ships developed in 1960
92nd Street Y.
plished.
and meets the 1966 fire safety requirements.
The new building, which is
He said that the liner had cost scheduled to be opened in October,
the government more than two
FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION ON ALL
will include a Clara' de Hirsch resi-
million dollars a year in subsi-
dence hall for girls, clubrooms,
CRUISE SHIPS FOR THE '67 - '68 SEASON
dies and that to keep losses down nursery, an art school, a music
even to that level, it was neces- school, meeting and reception
6'
SEE OR CALL
sary to rent the liner out for
rooms and a recreation lounge on
pleasure cruises in the Caribbean
each floor.
for most of the year. What this
amounted to, he said, was that
March
the Israel government had in
March was called by the Anglo
UN 4-4464
fact been subsidizing American
19437 LIVERNOIS
Saxons
the
"length
month" because
tourists.
of
the
noticeably
longer
days.
that
when
the
Shalom
Ile said
was ordered in 1959, trans-atlantic
passenger travel had been on the
increase but that by the time the
Shalom was ready in 1964, com-
mercial jet airlines had taken the
lion's share of the traffic and
plunged passenger carrying into a
crisis. The government was com-
pelled to sell the liner, which had
cost $17,800,000, for $15,250,000.
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The minister also said that the
passenger service of Zim would
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The question of the controller's
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report was raised by Joseph Saphir
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of Gahal who said the Knesset
should take a stand against re-
ABLE DUE TO SALES OF NEW -DUNLOP PRE SUM TIRES.
marks by treasury officials critical
of the report. Both motions were
DUNLOP TIRES ARE 4 PLY—NOT 2 PLY
defeated by the coalition majority.
The controller's report had severe-
AND SAFE AT 100 MILES PER HOUR!
ly criticized government alloca-
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AL STUTZ
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JERRY STUTZ
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and the North Vietnamese as
pawns in this country's 'plans of
empire' is to encourage Hanoi to
believe that if they wait a little
longer they will find us so help-
lessly divided that, like the French
a decade ago, we too will just turn
and fade away."
Speaking of American soldiers
he saw in action, Rabbi Rosenblum
said, "What they resented was not
that people back home wanted this
war to stop. They do also. They
resented the scurrilous placards in
the demonstrations back here
which portray them as killers. The
nation's armed personnel in Viet-
nam, "out of their own pay, are
establishing homes for Vietnamese
orphans, clinics for the sick," he
said.

Knesset Defeats
Motion on Shalom

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