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June 16, 1967 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-16

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World Jewry _Responds to -Israel's Needs

(Continued from Page 1)
housewife said: "Here is a small liked the gift to be used for peace
the dangers that had led to the outside."
and we will go on forever as part- conflict, to the difficulties that
He described how people stuck contribution. It's my way of show- and help. A Jewish friend of mine
ners in the task of our people's were created by the blows to Is- to their posts, how all in Israel ing my admiration and respect for Planted a tree in memory of her
Kennedy Forest in
rael's economy, and he challenged were in the country's defense, "de- Israel and Jews in general. God in the John F.
Supplementing Pincus' plea, Max the gathering to state whether termined to see it through."
bless all of you. The Arab coun- Israel. May it grow in peace."
M. Fisher, national chairman of "you and we are something separ-
Israel's losses in Kfar Saba, Na- tries attitude toward Israel out- Contributions to the Israel Emer-
the United Jewish Appeal, who ate," pointing to historic terms thania, Jerusalem and other points rages me and this is the only way gency Fund should be sent to 163
Madison, Detroit, Michigan 48226.
was in Israel to confer with gov- which indicate that a blow to Is- were revealed by Pincus. He told I can personally protest."
ernment and UJA officials in plan- rael would be a blow to the entire of the loss by Israel of 30 planes, , A 13-year-old boy wrote: "I wish
ning the emergency. fund, told of Jewish people from which it could the loss of lives, "and many of the' this money to go to Israel to help THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
the urgent 'needs and asked for not recover.
Friday, June 16, 1967 - 13
pilots will not return." He added the people and not the fighting. I
speedy action. The Fisher gift, to- "We were faced by a strangle- that "our struggle now begins. , know they (Israel) want peace
gether with that of Max Jospey. hold," he explained, pointing to He wondered whether the United , and not war. So hurry and send
Louis and Samuel Hamburger, rep- the danger involved in the block- Nations would ask for a cease fire the money. I have relatives in Is-
resented the largest contributions ing of Israeli shipping. He said as speedily as it did if the war rael and would like to go there
which swelled the $3,150,000 addi- Israel had just begun to recover were going the other way and he when I'm 15. God save Israel and
tional fund. from its economic recession when declared that the war having gone the whole world."
Pincus told of the stakes that this crisis arose.
as it has -our lives won't be dis- , A son sending a memorial in
were involved in the war, of the
In spite of the triumph on all turhed again."
"memory of my Dutch Protestant
losses that were sustained. He said fronts, he said, "this is one of the
"Give us the sinews to keep
Zionist mother. She would have
Israel was prepared to lose 100,- somber moments in the life of the our economy going — that's the
000 people. "We did not lose that Jewish people." He emphasized: "If
job of world Jewry," he pleaded.
many, but the losses were in the we don't survive in Israel., I don't
Israel Finance Minister Pinhas
thousands." he said. He pointed to know what Jewish life will be like Sapir addressed another meeting
at the Shaarey Zedek, Sunday eve-
ning, and enlisted added support
for the Israel Emergency Fund.

Israel Bond Drive Reaches High Mark

In a record outpouring of nearly
1.500 men and women at the Is-
rael Emergency Dinner on Monday
evening at Cobo Hall, the Detroit
Jewish community demonstrated its
solidarity with the people of Israel
by bringing the total of the Israel
Bond campaign to $3,500,000. A
great part of this sum was sub-
scribed at the dinner which was a
highlight of the Israel Bond emer
gency campaign.
The victory dinner was an emo-
tional experience for the Jewish
community and its friends.

It was the most historic gath-
ering held in our community.

It was also a tribute to Philip
Slomovitz, founder. editor and pub-
lisher of The Jewish News, and
marked the 25th anniversary of
the paper. Slomovitz was honored
"in recognition of courageous ser-
vice to the Jewish people. to Is-
rael and to humanity." The affair
marked his 50 years of distinguish-
ed service in the field of journal ,
Slomovitz was presented with the
Israel Achievement Award by Am-
bassador Arieh Eshel, deputy di-
rector-general of the foreign minis-
try of the State of Israel.
Ambassador Eshel in a stirring
appeal during which he recited
psalms declared:
"We didn't want this war. We
always wanted peace. On May 26,
President Nasser proclaimed: 'The
Arab people want to fight. We
have been waiting for this day
when we are ready. Our basic aim
will be to destroy Israel.'
"He wanted a new Auschwitz or
Majdanek. There will never be an-
other Auschwitz. He wanted to
make Jerusalem and Tel Aviv an-
other Auschwitz or Majdanek. It
took 60 hours for us to crush the
Arabs. Two and a half million
Jews defeated 110.000.000 in the
most brilliant campaign in history.
"The real heroes of our war for
survival were our wonderful boys
and girls who fought and died for
US. Our children gave their lives
so that we can live in peace. In
this hour when the war is over
but the struggle is just begun
they will be forever enshrined .in
our hearts.
"We alone performed the mir-
acle of winning the war. But the
miracle of saving our economy we
must perform with you. This was
our finest hour. Let this be your
finest hour as well. We have not
failed you. I know you will not
fail us. Buy Bonds. We need the
Phillip Stollman. the dinner
chairman, called on the audience
to rise for a minute of silent
prayer to those who had fallen in
battle. Stollman had set the tone
of the evening when he said:
"The war is far from over—the
military as well as the political.
The enemies have not given up.
The pressure on Israel will be
great. Israel has no allies, only
neutrals. The war concerns not
only Israel but all the Jewish
people. The only people Israel can
depend upon is world Jewry and
especially American Jewry."

Stollman pointed out that Am-
bassador Eshel has two daughters
on the fronts—one in the Sinai
peninsula and the other on the
Jordanian front.
David Safran and Louis E. Levi-
tan, Israel Bond director, made the
Israel Bond announcements.
Purchases were in sums of $100
to $100,000. Many organizations
purchased bonds, two synagogues
in amounts of $100,000 each, and
the rabbis' pension fund directors
made a $10,000 purchase.

It was an outpouring of de-
votion unparalleled in Detroit
Jewry's history.

Ruth and Robert St. John, in a
message that accompanied their
check for a Bond purchase, said it
was - to express their faith in
The latter part of the program
was devoted to various tributes to
Hyman Safran, president of

Sapir outlined the current
situation and pointed to, the
great 'need for assistance to pro-
tect Israel's economy

He especially pointed- to the
losses in cessation of tourism and
pleaded for aid that will assure
resumption of all industrial efforts
in Israel.
The response to the Israel Emer-
gency Fund to support the health
and welfare services in Israel has
been overwhelming, Zuckerman re-
"Christian and Jews alike are
contributing to the fund so that
the children and old people and
families of the men in the mili-
tary forces will not suffer." Zuck-
erman said.
Volunteers have been opening a
mountain of mail daily containing
contributions and letters of en-
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the Detroit Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration, extended greetings and
congratulated Slomovitz and The
Jewish News on "behalf of a
grateful Jewish community."

Governor George Romney, un-
able to be present, sent a message
- in tribute to a great journalist.
Philip Slomovitz." The governor's
message. said: "I join with you in
the conviction that the integrity
and independence of Israel must
be maintained."
The City of Detroit presented
the honoree with a proclamation
and the State Legislature passed a
Resolution in honor of Slomovitz,

Mrs. Schaver, chairman of the
Detroit Israel Bond Women's Di-
vision, said: "I am proud to join

in the tribute to Phil Slomovitz,
who was my leader from the days
of Young Judaea that go back a

long time. Good fortune and

good health to Phil, Anna and

their dear family."

Stollman said: "No one has
done more to mold this community
than Phil Slomovitz."
Dr. Israel Goldman, rabbi of
Congregation Chizuk Amuna of
Baltimore. Md.. who is a brother-
in-law of the Slomovitzes. praised
The Jewish News. "Phil is one of
the best read men in American
Jewish life." said Dr. Goldman.
"lie is a true Ohaiv Israel."
I.evitan presented Slomovitz
with his portrait painted by
Avrum Yechiel Borenstein of

Toronto, a concentration camp

Vice President Hubert H. Hum-
phrey. recovering from an' opera-
tion. sent the following message:

"Great editors and publishers
have made outstanding contribu-
tions to the cause of brotherhood,
to social and economic justice.
You honor such a man on June
12 in your well deserved tribute
to my friend, Phil Slomovitz.
Phil is rightly esteemed as the '
dean of Anglo-Jewish journal-
ism. His articulate pen, his keen
mind and proven courage have
enabled him to champion human
rights and progress at home and
for our sister democracy of Is-
rael abroad.
(Continued on Page 30

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You keep the doctor posted on her temperature.

You phone the druggist to send over the prescription.

You shop by phone for dinner.

And then unwind by calling mother.

'hat else in your home does so much for you,
costs so little?

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