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June 07, 1968 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-06-07

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20—Friday, June 7, 1968


Monteith Professor Performs Valuable
Service With Issue on Ghetto Uprising

Eshkol Would Run
Again for Premier

TEL AVIV (ZINS)—In an inter-
view for the newspaper, "Davar,"
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol hinted
he would accept another term of
office in the wake of the forthcom-
ing Knesset elections, if drafted
by the party.
He predicted no changes in gov-
ernment until voting time.
As to the future of the Jewish
Agency, he reiterated the thesis-
that its continued existence was
imperative because the agency is
an instrumentality for fund rais-
ing, and is not a conventional
source for government income. •
He also expressed himself in
favor of immigration and absorp-
tion which should remain the func-
tion of the agency.
In the area of foreign relations,
the premier voiced an optimistic
view about the traditionally
friendly ties between the United
States and Israel in the future,
regardless • of possible changes in -
'the White House. Nor was Eshkol
troubled about the Russian atti-
tude toward Israel, and offered
the opinion that Moscow was not
interested in obliterating Israel,
and therefore will not support the
Arabs in their destructive plans.

Israelis Oppose Return
of Land Without Talks

TEL AVIV (ZINS)—A country-
wide poll revealed that 87 per cent
of Israelis were against returning
the liberated territories to the
Arabs without prior direct negoti-
ations, while 78 percent favored
such action if the Arabs agreed
to establish peace.
However, 95 per cent expressed
the opinion that regardless of the
circumstances, Jerusalem must re-
main within the boundaries of Is-
rael. Similarly 88 per cent support-
ed retention of the Golan Heights,
61 per cent the Sharm-a-Sheikh, 47
percent the Western part of Jor-
dan, and only 21 per cent recom-
mended integration of the Sinai
Also 50 per cent held that if
Israel incorporated the • occupied
territories, the resident. Arabs
given voting rights,
while 39 per cent opposed the idea.
Eighty per cent of the polled
agreed that Israel was making
every effort to reach a just peace.

170,000 in 20 Years
Depart From Israel

tistical survey conducted by Ha' .
aretz reveals that since the estab-
lishment of the state, 170,000 Jews
have left the country — an average
of 8,500 per year.
The study notes that the figure
would be correct if "yordim" were
defined as Israelis who live abroad
for two years or more.
The question arises, the survey
notes, with regard to the many
cases of Israelis who have lived in
other countries for periods of 5
and 10 years, but finally returned
Among the countries which have
received the emigres, are chiefly
the United States, Canada and


To young people, for whom pro- and such volumes as Raul Hil-
test has become a part of their life berg's "The Destruction of Euro-
pattern, the Warsaw Ghetto Up- pean Jewry," Chaim Kaplan's
rising is a mere line in a history "Scroll of Agony" and the memoirs
. text—if it is anything at all.
of survivor Alexander Donat.
Otto Feinstein, a member of
Young people, who are rarely,
the faculty at Monteith College, if ever, seen at a communitywide
Wayne State University, is deter- memorial meeting for the fallen
mined that this chapter of heroism martyrs of World War II, cannot
in a book replete with horror will be condemned for their lack of
be read "so that all humanity knowledge—or, at most, their in-
could understand what had hap- credulity. Their elders find the
pened and what must be done.
Holocaust an unsavory memory
"The ghetto resistance," writes best tucked away in an archives.
Feinstein in a forward to his spe-
Why must we dredge up the
cial commemorative issue of New memory? Korman answers the
University Thought, "was not question in describing a meeting
basically a struggle of hate, re- of scholars who desperately try to
venge, or a search for martial fathom the meaning of the ca-
honor, but a cry for life and human tastrophe:
"The mystic insisted that the
The dearth of learning materi-
Holocaust 'can still be experi-
als on the Holocaust appalled Fein-
enced—even now. Any Jew born
stein, who on this 25th anniversary
before, during, or after the Holo-
of the uprising decided to intro-
See Our Fine Selection
caust must enter it again in
duce an entire unit on the subject
of Spring & Summer
order to take it upon himself. We
to his Monteith students.
Va. Resort Hotel Ends
all stood at Sinai; we all heard
Clothing, Slacks, Sport
To .edit this special issue of the the ANOCHI—I AM THE LORD
Restrictive 'Club' Policy
quarterly which he publishes out . . .If this is true, then we are
Coats and Accessories.
NEW. YORK—A Virginia resort
of his home at 18112 Northlawn,
also linked to Auschwitz. Those
hotel which had been under federal
Feinstein called upon Gerd Kor- who were not there then can dis-
Custom Fitting
investigation f o r discriminating
man of Cornell University's Insti-
cover it now ... Today we know
against prospective Jewish guests
tute of Labor and Industrial Re-
that all roads and all words lead Kemelman Writing
has agreed to accept reservations
to the Holocaust. What it was we
on a "first - come, first - served"
Korman describes the setting
may never know; but we must Sequel to 'Rabbi'
for the Holocaust, the systematic
NEW YORK — Author Harry
proclaim at least, that it was,
annihilation of European Jewry,
Open: Thurs. to 9 P.M.
that it is."
Kemelman ("Friday the Rabbi in its private club as a requirement
for accommodations.
life—until it was snuffed out—in i
Feinstein dismisses the question Slept Late" and "Saturday the
the Warsaw Ghetto, the silence of "How much
resistance?" as "not Rabbi Went Hungry") says he is .
of Western governments:
I too relevant," and instead poses the writing a new drama about the .
"When the 'Rising' occurred in i question: "How could the world rabbi-sleuth to be produced by
the Ghetto, in April 1943, the rep- I allow the extermination of a C37 Feuer and Ernest Martin next
resentatives of England and the I people that posed no threat, physi- season. •
United States gathered in calm, cal or military, to anyone; a
Kemelman also says that Si Lit-
Tour Program in Celebration of
picturesque Bermuda and deliber- people which through its culture vinoff has acquired the dramatic
ated 'the Jewish Question' leaving had contributed in all realms of rights to the two books, and is
Israel's Twentieth Anniversary
it to inaction and . silence."
science and humanities to all of working on a film version of "Fri-
Other chapters in the issue were mankind; who nevertheless had day the Rabbi Slept Late." Put-
culled from Yad Vashem bulletins been locked into the ghetto, peri- nam's is preparing to publish
odically massacred, policed by po- Kemelman's third book on the rab-
July 9, August 4
licemen from a society which bi.
15, October 27
despised them, surrounded by
In Kemelman's books the rabbi
overwhelming forces that threat- uses his knowledge of the Talmud
ened to annihilate them at any to aid him in solving crimes.
moment for a period of seven
Sept. 1 9—(High Holy Days)
centuries; and yet continued to Greek Prelate Backing
live, and to live by one of the
greatest humanitarian cultures.
PARIS (JTA) — Maximos V,
"For out of these ghettos came
the most fervent believers in hu- Patriarch of the Greek Catholic
July 30
man brotherhood instead of hate. Church, said on a visit here that
Could it not be that those who ask he favors internationalization of
`Why wasn't there more resist- Holly Places in Jerusalem and that
ance?' are not only ignorant but Pope Paul VI is considering the
have also adopted the view of the
UN 4 - 3629
oppressors, a view that searches
for martial glories, uniforms and
parade steps.
"While there are times when we
must fight, as did the resistors of
the ghetto, that fight can only be
justified by life and humanity and
not for the sake of the fight
itself . . "
Many questions are posed in
this special issue, to which
Shaarit Haplayta and the Jewish
Community Council contributed.
For example, do we give emi-
nence to the physical resistors
of the ghetto over the spiritual
resistors "who preferred death
Beth Yehudah announces its new pre-
to participation in the violence
school program.
unleased by Nazi power?" There
is no answer offered, but it is
not the answer that is import-
Our nursery and kindergarten will now be
ant, it is the discussion. The
under the experienced direction of Mm
booklet offers much historical
Leichtman who offers the latest
background on the Warsaw
Ghetto and the uprising, but of
methods and materials in pre-school edu
equal importance are the moral
and philosophical questions
raised, questions for all time.
How many other educators have
dared — or cared — to raise such
questions? Feinstein went still fur-
House, Tuesday, June 11, 1968
ther, arranging two performances
by the Court Theater on the Holo-
9:45 to 10:00 A, M.
caust theme and introducing the
Brushes and Rollers
Clean Up in Water
Discussion Period Will Follow
It is a rough lesson for the "Now
Generation." But with Warsaw
again a city of infamy, it is a
lesson as valid today as it was 25
years ago. Should we disregard it,
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we will be—to paraphrase a quote
—handling Hitler yet another post-
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