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December 08, 1967 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-12-08

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Jewish Hippie s Criticize Elders for Ignoring Religious Values — AJCommittee

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—To - 1 and intergroup relations between pointed out that France had gians and articles published in Jewish response to Israel's crisis.
day's middle-aged Jews in Amer - Israelis and Arabs in Jerusalem, strongly supported the UN's draft church-sponsored newspapers and "As spokesmen for both groups
ica, who lead the community' s J u dge Tannenwald said, the AJC declaration and convention for the periodicals to record the attitudes have noted, the dialogue had not
religious life, have "failed" the had arranged with Jerusalem's elimination of all forms of re- toward Israel and •the Middle East prepared Christians for the Jews'
younger Jewish people, thus im- Mayor Teddy Kollek to cooperate ligious intolerance, and had lined generally in the period of rising passionate demonstration of peo-
pelling them to become "hippies" in a special program, to be headed up with those United Nattions mem- tensions prior to the Six-Day War, plehood and attachment to Israel.
who, in effect, tell their parents by a fulltime intergroup specialist. hers that would call on all states during the war itself and in the And that sudden demonstration has
"that our kind of modernity is
-Under the auspices of this joint to combat all prejudices, including war's aftermath which brought to directed attention to some of the
old-fashioned and unsatisfactoy," AJC-Jerusalem municipality proj- anti-Semitism. Now, he said, the forefront such questions as unexplored theological issues that
a scholar said at the annual na- ect, doctors, lawyers, business through his statement at a Paris the future of occupied territories, influence, directly or indirectly,
tional executive meeting of th e l ea ders and youth groups of the press conference last week, "Gen. Jerusalem and the refugee prob- political attitudes toward the State
American Jewish Committee' s Jewish and former Arab sector de Gaulle not only has failed to lem.
T sb res l.
Western region.
of the city are being brought to- provide leadership against intol-
of this persis-
"Perhaps the basic point at
Basing some of his facts on a gether.
esense y oe fxp pe
erance, he is promoting it when
loo rp el d ehioo
u dtbh e as dey ep_
issue between the organized Jew-
survey made recently here by th e
Judge Tannenwald discussed the he describes Jews as 'domineer-
ish and Christian communities
United Jewish Community Cen - impact of the Six-Day War on the ing' and suggests they would open
was whether support of-Israel's erring dialogue between Christians
ters, showing that 20 to 25 pe r ' American government's Middle the way to 'campaigns of discrim-
and Jews," the study said.
survival—the survival of the pop-
cent of the "hippies" in San Fran - East policy. In that panel dis- ination.' "
ulation as well as the judicial
cisco's notorious Haight-Ashbur Y cussion Judge Tannenwald called
Gen. de Gaulle's attitude, state—constitued
a clear-cut
section are Jewish, Milton Him - on the U.S. government to pursue charged Abram, has evoked the
moral commitment," the study 22—Friday, December 8, 1967
melfarb, director of the AJC's Jew - two aims vis-a-vis the Middle East themes of the Dreyfus case. "De said. "Jews certainly saw it that
ish Information Service, and au - in the near future. The Soviet Gaulle," he stated, "the leader
way, and viewed such a com-
thor, held that "the hippies, ou r ' Union, he said, must be kept "in of the French resistance during
mitment as the starting point
romantic young, show an unfamil - I line by letting it know that there World War II, should know the
for any discussion of political
iar thirst for spirituality and re - is a limit in the Middle East be- terrible consequences of political
solutions or problems arising
ligion." But those among them yond which it cannot go." Sec- anti-Semitism, which he saw for
from the war. It was the unwill-
who are Jews, he maintained , ondly, he advised, the U.S.A. must himself in his own fight against ingness of most church organiza-
"feel that their elders, who lead make efforts to exploit the "mod- the barbarism of Nazism. He knows tions to declare themselves on
the synagogues, have let them erate elements of the Arab world," that Nazi anti-Semitism disrupted this key question which aroused
including Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, European civilization and sent the resentment of Jewish spokes-
"Two generations ago," said Jordan and "possibly Egypt."
millions to death. He of all people men."
IIimmelfarb, "young people in
' Bertram II. Gold, executive should be leading the fight for tol-
On the other hand, the study •

effect were telling their elders
director of the AJC, outlined an erance and understanding. Instead, noted,
"many Christian leaders


to become modern. But now the
young are telling us that we
went too far. They are telling
us to backtrack and recover
some ,of those things that we
thought were useless ballast but
that we see now were no less
essential than those things we
retained. The hippies are not
saying that religion and spir-
ituality, or even 'mysticism' are
a lot of baloney. They are saying
they respect those things and
may even want them for them-

eight-point program to fight anti-
Semitism. Addresses were also
delivered by Detroit's Mayor
Jerome P. Cavanagh, who an-
alyzed the r easons racial
violence hit so many cities, in-
cluding his own, last summer;
and an examination of the re-
cent instances of racial strife in
this country by Nathan Perlmut-
ter, director of the AJC's depart-
ment of domestic affairs.



he is undermining the civic unity believe that settlement of the refu- if
of France and creating a threat gee problem, the status of Jeru-
to human rights everywhere."
I salem and the strengthening of a
In his program for combating the United Nations are the pri-
anti-Semitism, Gold proposed, mary objectives, and that reeogni-
20811 W. 8 Mile Rd.
among other suggestions, an in- tion of Israel's sovereignty is con-
crease in efforts to achieve a con- tingent upon, or secondary to, 0 .1
Between Southfield &
structive coalition with the Negro these goals."
middle class, "with whom we have

"2 Minutes from
The study observed that Chris-
intellectual kinship and with tian leaders were surprised and Mr
whom we can most easily corn- perplexed by the intensity of the
municate," and who "can exer-
Morris Abram, AJC president cise important influence within
who is the U.S. member of the their own community•" an exam-
UN Commission on Human Rights, ination by Jews of what they have
Himmelfarb declared that "these
tity about Jewish group den-
young people are telling us that
tity that can he useful to Negroes
we have foolishly, cleverly and Awards of $50,000
in their own struggle for identity;
arrogantly abandoned precisely for Arrest, Conviction
and an effort to help Jewish shop-
those values that a human being
keepers leave the ghetto, possibly
needs for maintaining his human- of Terrorists Posted
through governmental assistance
Special Children's Book Section
ity in the midst of bigness and
JACKSON, Miss. (JTA) — Re- or through local Jewish federa-
"Let the HANUKKAH Candles light their way to Learning"
impartiality and machinery."
wards totaling at least 550.000 had tions.
In a panel discussion that fol- been posted here by Monday for
Studies of N e g r o attitudes,
3,000 paperback books including
lowed, Him melfarb's address, two information leading to the arrest Gold explained, indicate that the
university graduate students dis- of night-riders who bombed Temple highest degree of Negro anti-Sem-
many of Jewish interest.
agreed with the speaker, while a Beth Israel in Jackson last Septem- itism exists among the poor, who
Famous Hallmark Cards
third agreed with his major theses. ber and hurled a bomb into the see the Jewish shopkeepers as ex-
Results of a study on career mo- home of its spiritual leader, Rabbi ploiters and as a bar to their own
tivation made for the American Perry Nussbaum, last week. Half control of the ghetto.
Jewish Committee by Prof. Rose the amount has been pledged by
Shimon Peres, secretary-gen-
Next to Hammerstein Drugs
K. Goldsen, Cornell University so- local civic and business leaders, eral of Israel's Rafi Party, told
ciologist, were presented to the and the balance was posted with
the session that, "at pres,t,
Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
conference. They indicated that Mayor Allan Thompson from an
Egypt is the most important fac-
Mon. thru Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Jewish young men and women anonymous source.
tor in the Middle East" and the
seeking business careers in large
key to peace there. He noted
While the official community
corporations today, by and large, expressed outrage at the bombing,
that Jordan's King Hussein
share "the attitudes of their non- and Rabbi Nussbaum's congre- faces opposition both within and
Jewish contemporaries toward gation called it "an attack on every
outside his borders" and "must
money, leadership, risk-taking and member of the Jewish faith," the
decide how independent he is,
other aspects of business life."
head of the Mississippi Council
not how loyal be is to Nasser.
Religious identity, said Dr. on Human Relations called on We will negotiate with Hussein
Goldsen, "plays only a subordi-
Governor-elect John Bell Williams
as an independent ruler, not as
nate role in shaping attitudes
to repudiate the racist and segre-
a representative of Nasser, with
toward business—in some cases
gationist groups in the state which,
whom we would prefer to meet
none at all. The values and at-
many believe, were implicated in
titudes a prospective business-
the bombings.
Peres, said that Israel insists
man will bring to his work are
Kenneth I. Dean, director of the on direct talks with Arabs "be-
determined chiefly by the par-
council, referred specifically to cause a third party inevitably
ticular career choice be has
the Ku Klux Klan, Americans for brings an element of self-interest
the Preservation of the White Race into negotiations that further com-
The American Jewish Committee and the White Citizens Council. plicates matters." He said that a
announced here Sunday, as its na- He charged that members of the UN personage "can be used only
tional executive board closed its governor's campaign organization as a channel of communications,
four-day western regional confer- and of his personal staff were not in a policy-making role." As a
ence, that it will move its Israel either connected with these organi- precedent for direct talks, Peres
headquarters from Tel Aviv to zations or attended meetings in recalled the bilateral armistice
Jerusalem "to help foster per- support of them. Rabbi Nussbaum agreements that were reached be-
Just in from Italy ...
sonal contact and intergroup re- has been active in the civil rights tween Israel and the Arab states
lations between Israelis and movement.
Alpacasure is Italy's
after the 1948 war. "This time our
Arabs in Jerusalem!'
goal is peace, but the technique
newest and most .
The announcement was made by Extend Miliary Service
should be the same," he said.
fashionable style in
Judge Theodore Tannenwald Jr.,
The absence of unqualified Chris-
pullover sweaters.
chairman of the organization's to 3 Years, Israel Urged tian support of Israel or total iden-
committee on Israel.
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — The tification with Israel's aims in the
Made of alpaca knit
To help foster personal contact Israel government was urged to aftermath of last June's Six-Day
wool, with flaring bell dr va.
extend the period of compulsory War which has disappointed Jews
sleeves and unique V-
military service to three years and affected the progress of inter-

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