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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-07-28

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JewishCommunityGroupsMobilize
to Assist Sufferers in Week's Riots

area who can provide shelter of
(Continued from Page 1)
either temporary or long-term
The Jewish Community Council
nature to call the agency, DI
joined with the Catholic Archdio-
1 - 5959.
cese and Detroit Council of
An appeal also went out for at-
Churches in setting up an Inter-
faith Emergency Center at Wood- torneys to volunteer their services
ward and Hancock to coordinate for the defense of innocent persons
volunteer help and channel finan- who were caught up in the waves
cial aid to various centers through- of arrests that followed the riot-
out the city. Helping staff the ing. With the court setting ex-
center were Walter Klein. director tremely high bail, there was a
of the Jewish Community Council danger that constitutional rights
and chairman of the center, Leon- of the innocent were in jeopardy.1
ard Gordon, director of the Ameri-
Sinai Hospital had no undue '
can Jewish Committee, and David number of emergency cases, and
Roth. director of the American was affected primarily in the area
Jewish Congress. Volunteers also of staffing in the housekeeping and
may call the JCCouneil office, dietary departments. The hospital
962-1880. Checks are payable to the chartered a bus to pick up and
Interfaith Emergency Center, 4800 return its employes to their homes.
Woodward.
As in any civil disturbance,
The staffs of the Jewish Cen-
other forces were at work, as well.
ter and the Jewish Family and
One of the calls received by the
Children's Service, with the as- Jewish News Monday morning was
sistance of Rabbi Abraham a two-word statement: "Heil
Freedman of Yeshivath Beth ' Hitler"

• • •
Vehudah, packaged kosher foods !
and groceries for elderly per- Losses Suffered in Newark
sons living in the Dexter and Nt . Linked to Anti Semitism
Oak man areas. Some 35 senior
NEWARK, N.J. (JTA) — Many
adults who decided to stay in
their homes in the area were Jewish-owned stores were among
thus assisted. Making the de. the targets of looting and arson
were volunteers Jonas during the three days of racial
liveries

E. Johnson and Joe Harris. (For violence in Newark.
The Jewish-owned enterprises,
those who desired it, facilities
in the Jewish Home for Aged which included clothing, liquor,
food and appliance stores, were
were offered).
The Jewish Center, National apparently looted because they
Council of Jewish Women's, Mc- belonged to whites. Anti-Semitic
Nichols office, Esther Berman shouts by Negro rioters, reported
Building of the United Hebrew in a number of such disorders in
cities last year, were not heard in
Schools and Temple Beth El
the Newark rioting. The rioters at-
have been designated as drop-
off stations for non-perishable tacked white-owned enterprises
food to be distributed among the generally while leaving untouched
victims of the rioting. Tables Negro businesses which bore the
were set up in the Center lobby inscription "Soul Brother" to indi-
this week, and area residents cafe to the rioters that they were
were asked to make their con- Negro stores.
tributIons between 9 a.m. and
Most of the stores which were
the 6 p.m. early closing time. looted have been in the Central
(The regular Center program- Ward, the major Negro area of
ming resumed Wednesday, but Newark, for many years, dating
the 6 p.m. closing was imposed back to the.time when the area
was Jewish.
to allow employes to return
home by curfew hour.)
The New Jersey Region of the
To accommodate requests for American Jewish Congress urged
shelter from persons who were its fellow residents. of New Jersey
forced out of homes in the riot- , "to join in supporting whatever
torn area, the Jewish Family steps are necessary to close the
and Children's Service has of- gap between whites and Negroes-
fered its services as a clearing- in housing, education, employment
house.
and, above all, in communication.
One tearful plea that came into Silence and inaction now would be
the office of The Jewish News was an invitation to disaster."
from a mother of four, who re-
In Philadelphia, the Jewish
ceives Aid to Dependent Children. ' Community Relations Council of
She had taken refuge from her Greater Philadelphia issued a
Grand Ricer-12th St. apartment at statement condemning racist ap-
the home of her mother in this peals to bigotry made by some
area. Negro speakers at rallies in this
Another Jewish resident in city. The statement expressed con-
the core area had no home on cern that while they had been
Monday. Mrs. Elaine Kuvet, 2615 directed against whites, some had
Taylor, went with friends on an been specifically aimed at Jews.
outing to Bob-Lo Sunday after-
The statement noted with grati-
noon, only to return and find her
apartment near Linwood no more fication that the Negro community
than a hole in the ground. recognized the harmful nature of
to
Mrs. Kuvet, a member of Tem- racist appeals and continued

ple Beth El, said she was assisted reject them. It pointed out that
by the temple in finding temporary major Negro organizations and
shelter, but that all her belong- leaders had "unequivocally re-
ings—including a piano, clothing pudiated and condemned resort to
and furniture—were lost in the anti-Semitism by Negroes."
I The JCRC said that it and its
fire.
Sam Lerner, director of the member agencies would not be di-
JFCS, asked all persons in this verted from their continuing active
' involvement in behalf of equality
and civil rights and expressed
confidence that "the Negro com-
munity similarly will continue to
reject racist appeals from what-
ever source and recognize that
the achievement of full civil rights
requires the joint, cooperative ef-
fort of citizens of all races and
persuasions."
• • •
Jewish Labor Committee
Inkster
Denounces Anti-Riot Bill
as Threat to Free Speech
Sewer. water. paved.
NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish
527.000, terms.
Labor Committee came out in op-
position to the anti-riot bill adopted
by the House of Representatives
last week, terming it "hysterical
and clearly unconstitutional." The
committee said "this vague and
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to threaten the free speech and
free association of trade union

organizers, as well as of others
legitimately exercising their civil
liberties."
* • •

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Legisla-
tion voted by the House of Repre-
sentatives which
would make agi-
tators who cross
state lines to fo-
ment racial strife
subject to impris-
onment would
also apply to
such anti-Semitic
extremists as
George Rockwell,
advocates of the
bill asserted here. Rockwell
The measure, which now goes to
the Senate, would make it a fed-
eral crime to travel interstate or
use such interstate facilities as
the mails to invite violence. Penal-
ties would include prison sentences
of up to five years and $10,000
fine.

Diapulse Therapy
Will Aid Wounded

A unique form of medical aid is
being rushed to Israeli hospitals
to hasten the recovery of military
and civilian casualties of the Mid-
dle East War.
The aid is in the form of Dia-
pulse therapy which has had mark-
ed success in American military
hospitals in the treatment of Viet-
nam war wounded.
The first shipment of 10 Diapulse
machines to Israel left on El Al
Flight July 20 and arrived at Tel
Aviv Friday. Others will follow
until a total of 40 have been ship-
ped.
The machines are a product of
the Diapulse Corporation of Amer-
ica and are being sent to Israel as
contributions by the Great Neck,
Long Island Synagogue to the gov-
ernment of Israel, ministry of de-
fense; Bnai Zion, American fra-
ternal Zionist organization and Na-
tional Sick Fund of Israel, Inc.
Three of the Diapulse machines
will be delivered to Tel-Hashomer
Hospital at Ramat Gan, an im-
portant government hospital; two
to the Tel Aviv General Zionist
Hospital; one to the Ramat Gan
Clinic; one to Herzliah Clinic and
three to Marcaz Kupat Cholim
Leovdim Leumiyim in Tel Aviv.

IF YOU TURN THE
• v• . 4:3•1

UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
FIND A FINER WINE THAN

8—Friday, July 28, 1967

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Hebrew University Exhibit Shows
There Were No Houses at the Wall

JERUSALEM — An exhibition
which has just opened at the He-
brew University's Jewish National
and University Library, on the
occasion of the reunification of
Jerusalem, illustrates how the area
in front of the Western Wall
looked in ancient times.
The exhibition, entitled "An-
cient Jerusalem in Literature, Art
and Maps," shows among- other
things, that the houses near the
Wall did not exist 125 years ago.
A painting, made by a pilgrim
in 1842, shows Jews praying at
a considerable distance from the
Wall; the square appears very
wide, suggesting that the re-
cent destruction of houses ac-
tually restored the square to
the situation existing before the
second half of the last century.
A photograph, from the latter
part of the 19th Century, shows
the existence of houses close to
the Wall.
In view of the interest shown in
the exhibition, the library has
added a considerable amount of
material to the display. An inter-
esting exhibit is the text of the
prayer of the Ramban, uttered
before the gates of a desolate
Jerusalem, upon his arrival in
1267 — exactly 700 years ago.
The arrival of the Ramban, as is
known, renewed Jewish settlement
in Jerusalem following the Mame-
luke conquest.
Other exhibits include: two
imaginative maps of Jerusalem
which describe it as the center of
the world, travel books written by
pilgrims, photographs of Gobelin
carpets of Jerusalem, paintings of '
Jerusalem in ancient books, etc.
Out of their love for Jerusalem
Jews portrayed the - Holy City in
a combination of fantasy and re-
ality. There are many paintings
by Jews where the Mosque of
Omar is referred to as being lo-
cated on "The Chosen Place."
The exhibition reveals the en-
. deavors of Jews to return to the
Old City, to redeem the Western
Wall and its surroundings. In
1908, the Association of the Re-
demption of the Western Wall
issued a call for the collection of
funds to rent the courtyards and

houses in the vicinity of the Wall.
In the days of the Mandate, proc-
lamations were issued by the
Irgun Zvai Leumi (Jewish Under-
ground Organization) for Jews to
pray at the Western Wall. The
first President of the Hebrew Uni-
versity, Dr. Judah Magnes, founded
a group of Jewish students which
was active from 1939 to 1947
among Jewish youth in the Old
City. The abundance of material
that exists on the Old City re-
veals its significance to Christians
as well as to Jews throughout the
centuries.
The exhibition has been set up
by Mrs. Odile Grinberg, librarian.

The Israeli Knesset (Parliament)
members are elected by universal
suffrage for four-year terms by
all citizens over 18, under propor-
tional representation. in general
elections Aug. 15, 1961, Premier
David Ben-Gurion's Mapai Party
was returned to power. He re-
signed June 16, 1963, and was suc-
ceeded by Levi Eshkol. His co-
alition was kept in power by the
election of Nov. 2, 1965.

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