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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-01-03

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and heritage possess much glory in
the legacy they have acquired.

The Late Upton Sinclair
and Israel
It is not to late, more than a

month after his death, to recall
that Upton Sinclair also was
among the libertarians and the
friends of the Zionist movement.
It is not generally known that
Sinclair had written extensively on
Jewish subjects, and while he had
not visited Palestine at the time
he had written about Zionism, he
was sympathetic to the political,
social and economic aspirations of
Jews searching for a homeland and
for- an end to their homelessness.
An interesting episode in the
life of Upton Sinclair is worth re-
calling. Sinclair wrote a book,
"Our Lady," published by Rodale
Press in 1938, in the 162 pages of
which he described Virgin Mary at
a Notre Dame football game. This
commentator reviewed it in his
column Aug. 19, 1938, and his re-
view's concluding paragraph
stated:
"It is a great novel. It may be
condemned by the Catholic Church
—in spite of Upton Sinclair's con-
cluding statement: `To me it is a
lovely story, and deeply reverent.
I hope that it may seem so to oth-
ers.' But it will undoubtedly be
read by tens of thousands who will
enjoy it for its splendid writing as
well as for the author's gift of im-
agery and his ingenious way of fus-
ing the past with the present."
Sure enough, on Aug. 30, a little
more than a week, after our review
was published, a leading Catholic
layman wrote us scathingly con-
demning "an insult to Catholics."
Other Catholics wrote to other
papers assailing Upton Sinclair. He
defended himself, denying that he
was disrespectful to the Catholic
faith. We felt that he was mis-
judged. In our time of ecumenism,
and in an era when Catholic priests
are often heard punning about
themselves, their people, their cus-
toms, it is doubtful whether sim-
ilar protests would have been
heard.

Israel Health Minister Denounces
Orthodox Charge in Transplant Case

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel's
minister of health, Israel Barzilai,
clashed with ultra-Orthodox mem-
bers of the Knesset over the ques-
tion of heart transplant opera-
tions.
Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz, of the
Agudat Israel, charged that the
as-yet-unidentified donor in Israel's
first heart transplant case was not
dead when his heart was removed.
Barzilai called the charge an "un-
founded libel."
The case came up in the Knesset
as a result of three agenda mo-
tions presented after the death on
Dec. 19 of 41-year-old Yitzhak Sul-
lam, Israel's first heart transplant
patient. Sullam, who was operated
on at Beilinson Hospital in Petah
Tikva Dec. 5, died of kidney mal-
function. His new heart was said
to have functioned normally.
Barzilai said that doctors per-
forming heart transplants were
faced with two grave questions:
What determines death and who is
to be responsible for applying
these criteria. He told the Knesset
that the doctors who had tried in
vain to save the life of the patient
whose heart was given to Sullam
acted independently of the surgical
team, headed by Dr. Maurice Levi,
which performed the transplant.
He said that Israeli doctors
shared the modern medical view
that death has occurred when
the brain ceases to function. He
added that this was a consider-
able advance over the halakhic
(Jewish religious law) thesis
that only cessation of breathing
means death.
Rabbi Lorincz denounced that
view and insisted that both Sullam

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The Late Morris Weinberg

The death of a prominent Jew
needs mention. Morris Weinberg,
who passed on at the age of 92, was
in active Yiddish journalistic enter-
prises for more than 50 years. In
recent years he kept his newspaper,
which was organized as the Tog,
which in recent years absorbed the
Morning Journal, which in turn had
swallowed up the old Tageblatt.
There were rumors that the For-
ward was negotiating with the Tog-
Morning Journal about a merger.
Will Morris Weinberg's passing
speed the end of the Tog, making
the Forward the only surviving
Yiddish daily newspaper in Amer-
ica?
Of interest regarding the merger
of Tog and Morning Journal is that
because there was the urgent de-
mand for the retention of the Sab-
bath observance principle for the
latter, the joint name appears all
the days of the week, except on the
Sabbath, (and on Jewish festivals)
when the latter is called merely the
Tog.

'Land of Book' Wants
Books on the Land;
Exhibits Organized

Israel, the Land of the Book, has
decided to collect books written
about the land. A special exhibi-
tion of "Books on Old Testament
Studies and the Archaeolgoy of the
Holy Land" will be held in Jeru-
salem, from March 19 to 27, dur-
ing the fourth Jerusalem Inter-
national Book Fair.
From the United States, Eng-
land, Germany, France, Spain and
Switzerland 124 recent titles have
been received already four months
before the exhibition.

and the person whose heart he re-
ceived might now be alive if
transplant surgery had not been
performed. He alleged that doc-
tors were keeping the donor's iden-
tity secret "so that they can forge
the records more easily."
Rabbi Ka/man Kahane of the
Poalei Agudat Israel claimed that
public opinion in Israel was op-
posed to transplants, and there-
fore the doctors in the Sullam case
performed the operation surrepti-
tiously. He said Israel was the
only country in the world where
doctors could extract a heart with-
out asking permission.
Shlomo Rossen, of Mapam, de-
clared that heart transplant sur-
gery has come to stay and that
Israel's medical profession is qual-
ified to stand the test as far as
human skills and technical facili-
ties are concerned.

Magnetic Spectograph
to Aid Nuclear Studies
at Hebrew University

Friday, January 3, 1969-5

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

British Nazi's Appearance on CBC Draws Protests

TORONTO (JTA)—Toronto rab-
bis have protested strongly against
appearance of the former
British Nazi leader Sir Oswald
Mosley on a Canadian Broadcast-
ing Corp. television panel show.
CBC is a government-owned enter-
prise.
Rabbi Gunther Plaut, of Holy
Blossom Temple, said "The wilful
exhumation of a long forgotten
hate monger would be bad at any
time. But it came as a special
shock at this season when so
many people strive earnestly to
make good will toward men a
greater reality in ther lives."
He said he would urge mem-
bers of his congregation to write
Secretary of State Gerard Pol-
letier and CBC president George
Davidson objecting to the Mos-
ley appearance.
Rabbi Erwin Schild, of Adath
Israel Congregation, asked, "Are
there sick minds at work in the
CBC who must create controversy
at any price and who would ride

the

JERUSALEM — Following the
acquisition of a magnetic specto-
graph from Sweden, Hebrew Uni-
versity nuclear physicists are soon
to begin ultra-accurate measur-
ings of the energies of charged
particles, produced as a result of
nuclear reactions.
Installed next to the tandem
accelerator in the compound of
the Weizmann Institute of Science
and operated jointly by the univ-
ersity and the institute, the 8-ton
instrument will mean a further
significant contribution to the re-
search facilities in nuclear phy-
sics.

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bilities of many of its citizens?"
Rabbi Schild likened the Mosley
appearance on the CBC show,
"Front Page Challenge" to the
taped anti-Semite hate messages
available over telephone circuits.
"It makes a mockery of our
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abuse and thinly veiled incite-
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