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November 24, 1967 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-24

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16—Friday, November 24, 1967

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Eisendrath Demands Bypassed
as Reform Parley OKs Mild
Resolution on Role in Vietnam

MONTREAL (JTA)—The 49th
biennial assembly of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
the congregational body of Reform
Judaism, closed here Nov. 16, after
adopting a series of resolutions on
foreign, domestic and congrega-
tional matters and referring others
to its board of trustees for action.
The 3,000 delegates approved a
mild resolution on the American
participation in the Vietnam war
in which they urged "an early ini-
tiative" to halt the bombing of
North Vietnam and called on the
government of North Vietnam "to
respond favorably "on United
States initiatives for negotiations
to end the war."
The resolution also said that the
delegates "deplored" the "ugly
campaign of calumny and vilifica-
tion that seeks to place major re-
sponsibility on the United States
for the war in Vietnam" and that
"equally do we reject the counsel
of those calling for intensified
military engagement."
The resolution contrasted with
the repeated demands by the
UAIIC president, Rabbi Maurice
Eisendrath, that the United
States get out of Vietnam imme-
diately. In his opening address
to the convention, Rabbi Eisen.
drath called the war "a bloody
carnage" and "a deep burn in
the American soul."
The delegates apparently also
differed with Rabbi Eisendrath on
his call for a resolution which
would urge a law to accord con-
scientious objector rights to those
who oppose only "a particular
war," meaning the Vietnam con-
flict. After a heated floor debate,
the delegates rejected a resolution
calling for "selective conscientious
objection" by prospective draftees
for the Vietnam war. The dele-
gates approved a proposal calling
for expansion of opportunities for
non-combat military and non-
military service for all conscien-
tious objectors, calling for "utmost
care" in preventing the use of the
Selective Service law "as punish-
ment" against opponents of the
war.
Another resolution urged the 680
affiliated Reform congregations in
the United States and Canada "to

institute continuing special adult
education courses in basic Judaism
which will prepare laymen for in-
terreligious dialogue, to introduce
courses in comparative religion by
which to better understand the dif-
ferences in theology and history
which distinguish Judaism from
other religions, and to initiate con-
tinuing, on - going interreligious
adult education programs."

Ex-Kennedy Aide Sees Pressure to Appease Arabs

(Direct 7TA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

WASHINGTON — Pressures for
appeasement of the Arabs are
emerging in the government, Myer
Feldman, former counsel to Presi-
dents Kennedy and Johnson, told
the Washington Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of Science
Monday.
Feldman said that elements were
urging support for the Arabs on
grounds that the United States
must prevent polarization of the
situation, that the United States
was too pro-Israel to win the Arab
"moderates" and that the Arabs
and their votes at the United Na-

Rabbi Donin Heads Detroit Board
of License, Teacher Certification Body

At the first general meeting for
the school year, the Detroit Board
of License elected Rabbi Hayim
Donin of Cong. Bnai David as
chairman; Rabbi.,Benjamin Gorre-
lick of Beth Aaron and Harvey
Weisberg of Shaarey Zedek, vice
chairmen; and Sidney Selig, Beth
Shalom, recording secretary.

Prague Admits
Anniversary Halt

VIENNA (JTA) — The Czecho-
slovakian government, which up to
now has insisted that it had no
official role in the planned cele-
bration of the 1,000th anniversary
of the Jewish community in Czecho-
slovakia, has admitted for the first
time that it did indeed withdraw
official sanction from the obser-
vance, which was canceled abruptly
following the Arab-Israel war last
June.
It was reported here that Czech
security police secretly warned
Jewish community leaders not to
go ahead with the celebration with-
out official approval.
The Czech admission was made
by Education Minister Jiri Hajek,
who told a Western Jewish jour-
nalist in an exclusive interview
that the celebrations were canceled
because representatives of the
Czech Jewish community "made
demands that the state was not
prepared to grant" and asked for
financial subsidies "over and above
those granted to religious minor-
ities within normal cultural sub-
sidies."
One of the alleged demands, ac-
cording to Hajek, was made by
Chief Rabbi Richard Feder "who
wanted to invite large Jewish dele-
Israel Youth Council
gations from all over the world,
Appeals to Russian
including countries with which we
maintain no diplomatic relations."
Kin on Jews' Behalf
The latter reference apparently
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
included Israel, with which Czecho-
TEL AVIV — The Israel Youth slovakia severed diplomatic rela-
Council for Russian Jewry ad- tions during the Six-Day War.
dressed an appeal to the youth of
Soviet Russia Monday night to
speak out on behalf of Soviet Jews Religious Practices
so that they may either leave Rus- Being Abandoned by
sia or enjoy the same national
znd cultural rights accorded other Most Dutch Jews
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
national minorities in the USSR.
to The Jewish News)
The youth council, at a rally here,
AMSTERDAM — A majority of
said in its call to young Russians: the Jews in Amsterdam have vir-
"Raise your voice so that your mas- tually given up all religious prac-
ter can hear you. Tell them to let tices and never attend a synagogue
my people go.
although they apparently continue
"My people sits among you but to identify themselves as Jews and
they are part and parcel of us. Will believe that anti-Semitism exists
you help them unite with us?"
in Holland. These facts were
brought out in a study by Dr.
Salomon Wynberg, who is prepar-
Radomer to Meet
Radomer Aid and Ladies Society ing a sociological thesis for the
will hold a special meeting 8:30 State University of Utrecht.
p.m. Tuesday at the Workmen's
Amsterdam, the Netherlands'
Circle Center to discuss the annual largest city, had a jewish popula-
Ha nu ka party.
tion after World War H of 12,600
compared to 100,000 Jews prior to
Nei
1940. Dr. Wynberg interviewed
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The board of license, organized
in 1965, establishes minimum stan-
dards for teacher certification. In
addition, the standards and exami-
nations committee appointed by the
board processes and recommends
temporary or permanent teaching
licenses- in accordance with appli-
cants' qualifications.
Another function of the commit-
tee is to outline a course of study
for applicants who do not meet the
necessary requirements and must
make up deficiencies. These courses
may be taken at the Midrasha or
any other recognized institution of
higher Jewish learning.
The Detroit Board of License,
representing a broad cross sec-
tion of the Hebrew and Jewish
schools in the Detroit metropoli-
tan area, consists of rabbis, di-
rectors of religious schools, prin-
cipals and lay people. The parti-
cipating institutions include
United Hebrew Schools, Bnai
David, Beth Shalom, Shaarey
Zedek, Beth Abraham, Hayim
Greenberg School, Combined Jew-
ish Schools, Hillel Day School
and Akiva Hebrew Day School.
Members of the board are:
Rabbis Aaron Brander, Leonard
Cahan, Hayim Donin, Benjamin
Gorrelick, James Gordon, Irwin
Groner, Israel Halpern, Mordecai
Halpern, David Jesse], Moses Lehr-
man, Simon Murciano, Manfred
Pick, A. Irving Schipper, Jacob
Segal and Martin Tatelbaum;
Messrs. Meyer Berman, Albert
Elazar, Louis LaMed, Morris No-
bel, Sidney Selig, Wolf Snyder,
Marshall Wallace, Harvey L. Weis-
berg, Emil Wolok; and Drs. Sam-
uel Krohn, Irving Panush, Joshua
Weinstein, Naphtali Wiesner and
Benjamin L. Yapko.
A total of 123 teachers have ap-
plied so far for licenses from the
board. Forty-seven permanent and
28 temporary licenses have been
granted.

Romney Includes
Israel and Jordan
in Overseas Tour

In the course of his announce-
ment of his candidacy for the
Presidency on the Republican
ticket, Governor George Romney
stated that he will include Israel
and Jordan in his itinerary on his
planned overseas trip.

tions were more important to the
United States than was Israel.
He stressed that "American
policy in the Middle East cannot
be based upon the political op-
portunism of an accommodation
to Arab pressure to obtain Arab
support at the United Nations. Nor
can it be based upon a belief
that Israel will always be strong
enough to defend itself against
the overwhelming men and mate-
rial posted along its borders. Nor
should American policy use the
Middle East as a pawn in the
power game in Asia."
He said the administration
should prove to the Russians
the futility of arming the Arabs
by sending balancing arms to
Israel.
Similarities with the Vietnam
situation were pointed out by Feld-
man. He said the Arabs, like Hanoi,
refuse to negotiate. He noted re-
ports that over 25,000 Russians,
in various military categories, were
in Algeria, Egypt, Syria and Ye-
men. He compared this with the
17,000 Americans in Vietnam at

the time the Johnson administra-
tion took office.
The dinner was also addressed
by Dr. Aharon Katchalsky-Katzir
head of the department of polymer
research, at the Weizmann Insti-
tute. He outlined new approaches
to science and technology to meet
growing worldwide human needs.

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