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June 27, 1969 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-27

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Chaplains' Draft Affirmed by Orthodox Rabbis

Friday, June 27, 1969-11

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

(Continued from Page 1)
No student knows his subject. how to find out the things he does
abandonment of countless Jewish dreds of thousands of pounds to
—Woodrow Wilson.
Rabbi Segal, in a statement con- religious and educational institu- the Roman Catholic Church for The most he knows is where and not know.
cerning the draft of rabbis, de- tions. The Orthodox Jew is forced tariffs paid on materials to build'
clared that the soldier is "ordi- by the nature of his religious com- the Basilica of the Annunciation in
narily removed from his environ- mitment to live close to his syna- Nazareth, the largest Catholic
ment involuntarily and is subject- gogue so he can walk to worship church in the Middle East.
ed to the rigors of military disci- on the Sabbath, they said.
Dr. Warhaftig said, "As far
pline and control. In this transition
Moving from one neighborhood as Moslems in the administered
from civilian to military status, he to another, or to the suburbs, has
areas are concerned, we have
is not to be deprived of all the resulted in the expenditure of mil- good relations with them in the
attributes of liberty such as the lions o` dollars for new institutions
Gaza Strip, and their religious
chance for religious observance. —money that could be used for
authorities are paid by my min-
"Therefore, a chaplain is render- other essential purposes, including istry. On the West Bank the
ing that species of help which is the betterment of urban areas,
Moslem authorities took their
accorded to all citizens of Ameri- The rabbinical officials pointed
salaries from us soon after the
Six-Day War but because of
ca. The miltary chaplain is not to the experiences in Washington,
political considerations, they
giving any assistance to the goy- D.C. as an example of what mov-
have stopped doing so."
ernment as such, but is treating ing from neighborhoods has meant.
the spiritual needs of the indivi- There, several synagogues are
Dr. Warhaftig criticized the re-
dual soldier as if he were a private making a determined effort to cent demonstrations by Hasidic
citizen in his native habitat. It maintain a Jewish presence in the Jews at the Israel Consulate Gen-
would not be reasonable to provide face of a steady exodus to the eral in New York protesting the
this type of religious service suburbs by Jewish residents and performance of autopsies in Israel.
through a voluntary scheme, since : their institutions. He said the question 'of autopsies
the government has the great re- They praised the decision of is a matter of concern not only in
sponsibility to offer religious as- , three congregations which elected Israel but all over the world. But,
sistance to those it has drafted , to remain and that of a fourth con- he said, "If American Jews would
from civilian life."
gregation which has decided to like to be an influence in the
In other action, the council was
establish a new synagogue in the matter, let them come•to Israel to
Library Journal
settle there and then, in a demo-
asked to propose Wednesday a heart of Washington.
says:
three-point program to halt the
Rabbi Segal also cited a study cratic manner, fight to have the
"Every old and taste-
flight of Jews from changing made by the Washington Post problem solved."
ful joke is included
neighborhoods — a national con-
which showed th: t in 1956 half of
. . Retold with core
ference of all Orthodox leaders all the Jews in the Washington
Those who try to lead the people
and verve by Mr.
on the subject, to be followed by
area lived in the city itself. The can only do so by following the '
Spaulding, editor of
a meeting with leaders of all
.
—Oscar Wilde.
figure has now dwindled to 20 per mob.
Hollwood 'Talent
fignpitecl end Fatted tr:
faith communities, and additional
cent. he said.
News . . . Some
meetings with Negro and Puerto
The purpose of the national con-
pieces ore
pungent,
iciii•O
many are scornful of
Rican leaders both on a national ference he proposed, Rabbi Segal
deceit and pretense,
an street-to-street level.
kid the convention, is to "devise
others ore alive with
POTLYthp
The proposal was made by Rabbi means whereby we can mitigate
INCORPORATED
brotherhood, some ore
Segal and by Rabbi Bernard L. the effects of neighborhood changes
just funny . . . truly
Berzon, first vice president. Both as well as preserve our institu-
memorable . . . Rec-
rabbinical leaders said that halting tions." Rabbi Berzon declared that
ommended . . ."
the deterioration of neighborhoods "we must teach our people not to
"is not only a religious but a moral run from areas which become
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hood.
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Rabbi Berzon added that one of so secure as under -the Israeli
the most important dimensions of regime, and some have even gone
the problem resulting from chang- so far as to tell me that they never
ing neighborhoods has been that had it so good for centuries."
because "Orthodox residents are
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