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February 07, 1969 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-07

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

26—Friday, February 7, 1969

LETTER BOX

Dr. Keeve Siegel to Talk to Technion Friends

Dr. Keeve M. Siegel, chief ex- has frequently advised the govern-
In 1957, Thomas went with Dr ecutive officer and chairman of ment in his field.
cruelty, but we have not been
Friends are invited to the De-
Defends Norman Thomas tic
Don Peretz, author of "Israel and the board of KMS Industries, Inc.,
willing to take any bold and ag-
the Palestine Arabs," to Syria, Ann Arbor, will speak at a meet- troit Chapter meeting. Refresh-
Editor,
Jewish News:
As a The
biographer
of Norman gressive action to rescue Jewish
Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and ing of the Detroit Chapter, Amer- ments will be served.
Thomas, I feel that you have, per- refugees or even temporarily to Israel. One of Thomas' major con- ican Technion Society, 8:30 p.m.
haps inadvertently, failed to pre- modify our immigration laws in cerns was the problem of minori- ! Feb. 20 at the Jewish Center, Oak USY Basketball League
this historic land of asylum. Anti-
sent his views in a correct light.
Semitism is a barometer which ties in the various countries: the I Park branch.
A United Synagogue Inter-Con-
Dr. Siegel will discuss the impli-
As a man of conscience and a measures pretty accurately the Copts and Jews in Egypt, Jews in
gregational Basketball League is
former Christian minister, Thomas climate of democracy and peace." Syria, and Arabs in Israel. 'His ef- i cations of science-based industrial meeting every Sunday afternoon in
However, at the Anglo-American forts to promote the security of . growth to Israel's national eco- Lincoln Junior High School, Fern-
shared the guilt felt throughout
the Christian world because of Bermuda Refugee Conference in Jews may not have been too sue- nomy.
dale. Participating synagogues in-
't d States refused to cessful, but he certainly did more
anti-Semitism and the centuries-
A former member of the Univ-
clude Bnai Moshe, Bnai Israel of
,
old persecution which culminated relax its immigration laws and than most — even though some ersity of Michigan staff, he
Pontiac, Beth Moses, Adas Shalom,
World
headed
its
radiation
laboratory
in Hitler's extermination of six Britain ifd
refused
to permit Jewish thoughtless Jews, him
Beth Achim and Beth Shalom.
million Jews. In addition, many of
War II, charged him with anti- of the department of electrical
P
I
tine
"Where
c hildren
engineering and was professor
his closest friends in the Socialist should we be," Mr. Randall of the Semitism at the very moment that
Party and in liberal organizations British Foreign Office a s k e d he was trying to save the Jews of of electrical engineering. He was
were Jews who strongly supported Moshe Shertok of the Jewish Europe. appointed to the Oakland Univ-
Zionism. Thomas understood and Agency, "if the Germans should When Norman Thomas was 80,
ersity staff in 1967.
a million Jews on David Ben-Gurion sent this mes-
sympathized with many Zionist
Dr. Siegel has represented the
offer to dump 5
goals, while at the same time he us?" Nor was the American re- sage:
inter-
United States at many
"My sincere greetings to the distin-
opposed certain of its nationalistic action any more compassionate.
-
r
ci:
i
lci
e
er
,
n
a
t
I
d
eo
zr
national
meetings of the Inter-
y,fxr
or
r
Ftu yi sa hri eg p fighter e vfe
features.
Radio Union and
After World War II Thomas ap-
national
sta r ugg i,e for a new society
As early as 1919, Thomas wrote
la
'
o
o1 1:64 wknnol
pealed to Britain's Labor Govern-
iss not in ve
an editorial in the World Tomor-
ic a
o 9
f• e r a tif
ment to "honor its pledge'' by re- , any mo re the ik inl e7c
me 1916
the cal l of
troarritranforTht.ohe
row:

a free common-
pealing the British White Paper
Tho mas
"We must remember that . . in this
wealth based onequal i ty
1'0 ‘V•'
ancient land of his fathers the Jew to- which limited immigration into
day and for centuries past is in a
Palestine,
and
at
the
same
time
.
And
Levi
Eshkol,
Prime
Minis-
Palestine,
minority among the inhabitants . . .
I " FOR THE LIISHO VIk# .
The most that Zionists can ask is that demanded the abolition of Amer- ter of Israel, wrote.
"Thank Norman Thomas for his im-

Britain . . . should assure them a fair Ica
I - , s • immigration
quotas to permit pact on our 20th Century society. He
COUTURE-BOUTIQUE
a
by
colonization
chance to create
has
spread
a
message
of
compassion
free
immigration
of
Jews
and
population predominantly Jewish, with !
CUSTOM DESIGNS
guarantees that such a state will WO- other displaced persons into the which our world sorely needs to hear.'•
True, these Israeli leaders paid
merely be given complete self govern-
LINGERIE - LOUNGEWEAR
United States. Taking President tribute to Norman Thomas because
mentin which all elements of the
ACCESSORIES
population will have a proportionate Truman to task, Thomas insisted
he was a fellow Socialist, but that
I
share."
- -
-
a ow,
t the that urging ri ain
Birmingham
Thomas also noted that
was not only the reason. They also
HARVARD
ROW MALL
prince of the new Arabian king- 000 Jews to enter Palestine while knew what he had done to save
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dom, welcoming the Zionist ideal, refusing "to open the doors of the the Jews.
Daily 10.5:30
United States to Europe's homeless
wrote:
Sincerely yours,
353-7640
"We are working together for a re- Jews" was "rank hypocrisy."
HARRY FLEISCHMAN
formed and revived Near East, and our

Thomas wrote, "There is a
11 Wedgewood Lane
two movements. complete each other."
Thomas enthusiastically support- quality of Greek tragedy in the
Wantagh, N.Y.
ed the proposal that Palestine be- fact that homeless Jews have
(Editor's note: The record ne-
come a bi-national state, jointly found the most insecure home by gates many of the claims in this I
run by Jews and Arabs — a pro- processes which rendered an equal
BY INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ARTISTS
He letter. Norman Thomas was an
posal first advanced by Rabbi number of Arabs homeless."
outspoken anti-Zionist. He was
Moderately Priced Including Frame
Judah L. Magnes, who worked was troubled by the Arab who said antagonistic to the movement and
with Thomas in the r American to him, "You Christians and Wes- he went along with Magnes be-
not we, persecuted the
Union Against Militariim before terners,
Jews; yet you make us pay the cause that served the purpose of
and during World War; I.
n
(See Our New Studio)
During World War II when Hit- price!" While aware of the social negating the Zionist idea. And we
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28631 SOUTHFIELD RD., Lathrup Village, Mich.
ler announced that he planned to backwardness
nations, Thomas insisted that one who backed up the purposes of
exterminate all the Jews, men,
the Bermuda conference or any
352-4535
women and children, Thomas democratic and socially progres- effort to rescue Nazi victims. After
HOURS: Mon. thru Thurs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
pleaded with Roosevelt to open sive Israel could only become
a
Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 to 5 p.m.
viable
if
a
beginning
was
made
to
all,
Norman
Thomas'
support
as
America's doors. "We are willing
the slow process of reconciliation Socialist Presidential can d i d a t e
to fight Hitler," said Thomas,
came primarily from Jews, and
"partly because of his anti-Semi- with the Arabs.
he was associated with them
enough to have an even greater
concern for sufferers from Hitler-
FEBRUARY
ism than the average public fig-
i ure.)
• * *
Feb. 1—To Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Grodsky (Anita Katz), 24359 Rens-
Feb.
Y. Clayton (Diane May), 20592 selaer, Oak Park, a son, Gerald Planners for Sunday's
Woodbine, a daughter, Jaimie Evan.
Protest Rally Rapped
Fine Selection of
• • •
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Editor, The Jewish News:
* * *
Jan. 30—To Mr. and Mrs. Har-
Substantially Reduced
I wish to express my reaction to
Jan. 31—To Mr. and Mrs. Elliott old Weine (Patti Wolf), 1414 South- the demonstration rally that took
Kerman, Korvin:, Sarouks,
field, Birmingham, a son, Robert place last Sunday at the Jewish
Dergazines, Hamadans,
Daniel.
Chinese, Kazalcs, Afgans,
Center.
REV. GOLDMAN L.
* * *
Bokharas, Shiraz, Keshans,
The arrangements for this rally
and Many Others • Terms
Jan. 29—To Mr. and Mrs. Dennis were so glaringly inept and hap-
Silber (Debbie Charmer), 23699 hazardly done that it left me,
son,
Plumbrooke, Southfield, a
MOREL
along with many others, with a
Anthony Craig.
sense of embarrassment. The plan-
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ning committee that organized
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399-2323
Jan. 22—To Mr. and Mrs. Ronald this demonstration showed so little
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Toni Lynn. prepared for the Shiffman Hall,
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D. Scher (Phyllis Feldman). 22011 number of people who turned out.
Serving in Hospitals & Homes
Vale, Oak Park, a son, Steven Nor did the program itself feature
544-2864
Craig. one stirring and moving appeal,

*
and the audience left with a re-
Jan. 18—To Mr. and Mrs. Frank grettable feeling of emotional let-
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Guide for Preparation
RABBI
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of your Nom for Patuover
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old Smith (Sharon Slayton), 2039 munal leaders saw fit to absent
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• • •
Dec. 28 — To Rabbi and Mrs. the grace of God .. ."
Sincerely yours,
Reuven Rubelow of Brooklyn
RABBI SHAIALL
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(former Detroiter Channah Grus-
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kin), a son, Moshe.
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deceive
yourself
or
others.
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