Friday, June 7, 1968-21
Impact in Joint Task Committee, Brandeis U,
Study Non-Violence in American Life
Negroes Need Jews,
Rights Leader Stresses
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
NEW YORK (JTA) — Morris B.
Abram, president of the American
Jewish Committee, announced that
Brandeis University at Waltham,
Mass., and the AJCommittee have
agreed to explore together the pos-
sibility of undertaking the first
major project to study the impact
of non-violence on American life
and in all of its historic forms.
Abram, who is president-designate
of Brandeis University, said that
if the study proved feasible it
would be done at the Lemberg
Center for the Study of Violence
Two research studies on the
issue of whether Christianity
promotes respect and friendship
between Christians and Jews or
whether it instead fosters hostil-
ity and oppression will be
started soon in Catholic imiver-
sities in Louvain and Rome in
cooperation with the American
Jewish Committee, it was an-
nouced by Phillip E. Hoffman,
chairman of its executive board.
The American Jewish Committee
and National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews announced the
beginning of a year-long study to
determine how Protestant educa-
tional material has taken into ac-
count recent important develop-
ments in Christian-Jewish rela-
tions. The research project seeks
to ascertain how Protestants have
revised textbooks, lessbn materials
and have changed curricula in
light of an earlier study of Protes-
tant textbooks of the 1950s.
The preliminary findings of the
first large-scale nation-wide study
of apostasy among college stu-
dents, undertaken for the AJCom-
mittee by three Columbia Univer-
sity sociologists, have been dis-
They show that 13 per cent of
Jewish students in American col-
leges reject their ties to the Jew-
ish community by their senior
year, but almost half of them re-
turn to the Jewish fold within
three years after their graduation.
The study showed that among
the three major faiths, Jewish col-
lege students have the highest per-
centage of apostasy: 13 per cent
compared to 12 per cent for Pro-
testants and 7 per cent for Catho-
lics. The study was made by David
Caplovitz, Paul Ritterband and
Fred Sherrow of Columbia's
bureau of applied social research.
A resolution suppdrting the
June 19 Mobilization of Concerned
NEW YORK (JTA)—J am es
Farmer, Negro civil rights leader
and former head of CORE, said
that while the Negro wants
to win his own freedom, this "does
not mean that we are telling our
Jewish friends to stay out of the
civil rights movement. It does not
mean that we do not want to work
with Jews or with white Christians.
We want the support of American
Jewry as we want the support of
the white community. Indeed, we
need that support. We could not
have achieved what we have with-
out the support of American Jews
and other members of the white
Farmer was the principal speak-
er at the annual conference of the
Queens region of Hadassah, Amer-
ican women's Zionist organization,
at Rockaway Park, attended by
more than 600 delegates. He paid
tribute to the role of the Jews in
the Negro struggle as far back as
the days of the Underground Rail-
way before the Civil War. About
three-quarters of the white people
engaged in civil rights activities
when they were initiated several
years age were Jews, he recalled.
Farmer said the Negro did not
regard the Jews as "just another
white man." He said that "the
black man looks upon the Jew dif-
ferently. He looks upon the Jew
as a man who should better under-
stand the plight of the black com-
munity because of his own experi-
ences with suffering."
OAKLAND, Calif. (JTA)—The
Jewish Welfare Federation here
has joined with a city and a Fed-
eral agency in a pioneer project
to provide decent housing for poor
The Federation will acquire and
rehabilitate between five and eight
single family houses in slum areas
in Oakland and then re-sell them
to low income families.
The program will be directed and
insured by the Federal Housing
Administration as a phase of the
Oakland Redevelopment Agency's
Americans, in Washington, under
direction of Rev. Ralph D. Aber-
nathy, chairman of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference,
sponsor of the Poor People's
March, was endorsed at the clos-
ing session of the AJ Committee
annual meeting. Delegates also
urged the United States to help curb
the Middle East arme race and to
encourage Arab-Israel negotiations
In another resolution, they
called on the Polish government
to facilitate the emigration of
Jews who have indicated they
wish to go to the U.S., or other
countries, and to end "the mani-
pulation of anti-Semitism." The
delegates also appealed to the
Soviet Union to end the "current
virulent propaganda campaign
against Jews" and to establish the,
Jewish community "as an equal
among equals" within the spirit
of Soviet law.
10,000 in Diaspora Lands
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—More than 10,000
students in diaspora countries are
studying Hebrew under the aus-
pices of the Jewish Agency's de-
partment for education and cul-
ture. The department head, Itzhak
Harkavi, reported at a press con-
ference here Monday that 2,000
Israeli Hebrew teachers have been
sent to 26 foreign countries. He said
that the Hayim Greenberg Semi- French Jewish Leaders
nary for training teachers from
abroad has admitted 450 teachers Talk to Youth on Reform
PARIS (JTA) — Major Jewish
in the past three years, among
them 150 from the United States organiaztions in France will meet
this week with Jewish students and
and 300 from Latin America.
other youths to consider important
changes which the protesting
London Economist Hails
youngsters claims must be brought
West Bank Handling
The organizations are the Jewish
LONDON (ZINS)—"The Econo-
central religious or-
mist," which has been consistently Consistory,
ganization in Paris, and the Fonds
critical of Israel's administration Social Juif Unifie, French Jewry's
of the West Bank over the last six central fund-raising body. Both.
months, wrote March 30 "As oc- headquarters were occupied by
cupying powers go, Israel is hu- demonstrating Jewish youth last
mane: it rules with a relatively
light hand; it destroys houses or
property, not people. The Palestin-
ians who remain in the West Bank
yearn to live their lives in peace.
They have not, so far, openly re-
sisted Israeli authority. Few have
much affection for the Jordanian
regime; few have much faith left in
Try and Stop Me
Oakland Group to Aid in H ousing for the Poor
plans for rehabilitation of slum
Priority for resale of the rehab-
ilies living in them at the time
ilitated structures will go to fain-
they were purchased by the fed-
A CROWN AWAITS
A crown awaits for us to take
But on the shelf it stays
Til God, our lives to Him commit
Then He will place it on our heads.
Richard Palmer bar Neumann
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ATEST DeGaulle joke pictures the irascible general sop-
ping up a little culture at an art gallery with his Min.
aster of Cultural Affairs, Andre Malraux. "Aha," nods
DeGaulle, "This one's a
Matisse." "No, sir, that's
a Monet." "This one
MUST be a Cezanne."
"Wrong again, mon Gen-
eral. It's a Utrillo." Des-
perate, DeGaulle cries,
You can't fool me this
time. Here's a Picasso."
"No, no, mon General,"
Bays Malraux sadly. "This
time it's a mirror."
* * *
To give you a graphie
ample of how radically
ings have changed in
forty years, when Herbert
$Loover was inaugurated as President in 1928, he waited some
days to summon his Secretary of War, then asked him, "De
u know of anything particular going on in your sphere about
hieh I should be concerned?" "Not a. thing in the world, Mr.
resident," was the response. Hoover never had occasion to
Uddl• with the War Secretary one other time for the balance
all his administration:
rrom the musings of Cot Francis Duffy
L Don't regret growing old. A great many people are denied
2. No matter how low the dollar may fall, it will never fall
es low as some people stoop to get it.
8. A husband is really broken In when he can understand
Ivory word his wife isn't saying.
4. The nice thing about raising a large family is that at
least one of them may not turn out like the others.
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