THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
14—Friday, August 1, 1969
Ethiopian-Born Student at Yeshiva U.
Asks Community Accept Black Jews
Labor Party Split;
Rafi Dissatis fied
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
NEW YORK — ;Ethiopian-born , The 35-year-old native of Addis
to The Jewish News)
Haile Paris, who last month re- Ababa has been active as a board
JERUSALEM — Leaders of the
ceived a degree in Jewish studies ' member of Hatzard Harishon, an three parties which merged to form
at Yeshiva University, sees social organization formed to prepare Israel's dominant Labor Party end-
acceptance as the "main hangup" black Jewish youth for acceptance ed Tuesday lengthy talks aimed at
to the acceptance of black Jews in into the general Jewish commun- resolving the threat of a split with
the Jewish community. ity.
one key issue still unresolved.
Paris noted that such organiza-
Since 1965, Paris has been assist•
The major problem was the dis-
ant rabbi of Cong. Mt. Horab in tions as the Federation of Jewish satisfaction of members of the for-
mer Rafi faction, led by Defense
Bronx, which serves some
mental in relocating many black Minister Moshe Dayan. Efforts
Black Jewish families.
Jews in white Jewish communities have been under way for several
He received a bachelor of He-
brew literature degree from Yes- to give them the benefits of a weeks by former Mapai leaders,
"total Jewish environment."
headed by Premier Golda Meir, to
hiva University's Erna Michael
College of Hebraic Studies and has I He came to the United States in meet the demands of the Rafi fac-
begun graduate work in Jewish 1936 during Mussolini's invasion of tion. Rafi leaders have claimed
Ethiopia. His ties with the Falas-
education at the university's Fer- has, the country's black Jews, that they are not trusted by the
kauf Graduate School of Humani- have been very close. During Labor Party leadership, are never
consulted on major problems and
tics and Social Sciences.
1965-66 he spent 10 months there. are never given significant posi-
"During the past 50 to 70 making many contacts with the tions in the party.
years," Paris said, "there had Falashas. He is a member of the
At the close of the "forum for
been a rigid nonacceptance of the
Pro-Falasha Committee of New
black Jew. In recent years, there
York, which is seeking to improve clarification," in which former
Ahdut Avoda members also par-
has been a shift from the 'old the plight of 30,000 Ethiopian Jews.
guard' view of nonacceptance who face extinction because of poor' ticipated, Mrs. Meir announced
that the Rafi demand for the
toward a 'new guard' position of health and economic conditions.
right to nominate candidates for
- The Falashas are relocating
the Oct. 28 elections for the
Paris, who studied during 1957• from mountain areas to fertile
seventh Knesset would be met.
58 at Yeshivat Hadarom in Re- lands," he said. "Money is needed
hovot, Israel, pointed to the study- for clearance of the heavily wooded • She said the formula would pro-
vide for each of the three com-
ing of black Jewish youth in -yes- land, for fertilization, and for pur-
ponent former parties to nomi-
hivot in the United States and l's• chase of equipment. Ideally, we
nate its candidates, according to
rael as characteristic of this shift. hope to set up kibutzim, like those
agreed proportions, giving Rafi
"Too many Jews. however," he in Israel."
the same standing as Ahudt
added, "still have a social hangup
about accepting the black Jew. Al- Jonathan Purvin, Member
though certain Hasidic groups have
expressed willingness to accept of Ashkenazy Master
and integrate black Jews into their Class, to Give Recital
communities, the general attitude
A young concert artist in the
has not yet evolved into full accept- Vladimir Ashkenazy master class
at Meadow Brook Summer School
of Music will present a piano re-
Aussie Premier Signs Plea cital 8:30 p.m. Monday at Meadow
Brook Theater, Oakland University.
for Jews in Arab Lauds
Performing will be Jonathan !
MELBOURNE. Australia (JTA) Purvin. 24. of New York City, win-
-Australian Prime Minister John ner of several important music
Gorton and 11 other leading Aus- competitions, who appeared as
tralians have signed a joint ap• soloist with the Houston Symphony
peal to the United Nations request- Orchestra in May. Purvin's wife is
ing help to alleviate the plight of pianist Rita Sloan, daughter of Mr.
Jews in Arab countries. Other sig- and Mrs. Nathan Sloan, 22040 Strat-
natories included former Prime ford, Oak Park.
Minister Sir Robert Menzies. Cardi-
Purvin is the only one of six
nal Sir Norman Gilroy and Nobel
members of the Ashkenazy master
Laureate for medicine Sir Masfar- class in piano who have elected to
lane Burnet. present a recital.
The appeal speaks of the "con-
The planned concert of the Itzhak
science of humanity" and asks the
UN to take every possible step to Perlman master class in violin
alleviate the plight of the Jews Sunday has been canceled because
and to urge Arab governments con- of the members' wish to concen-
cerned, in accordance with the trate on a wider range of reper-
Universal Declaration of Human , toire.
Since his arrival in early July
Rights, to stop oppressive activi- '
ties and to permit Jews to emi- for a summer of work with Ash-
grate to those countries which have kenazy, Purvin has spent a mini-
declared their readiness to accept mum of eight hours daily at the
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Convert Heads Agency
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Wil-
liam E. McKenna, an Irishman
who converted to Judaism and
whose association with the Jewish
community dates back to many
years before his conversion, has
been elected to a second term as
president of the 100-year-old Jew-
ish Family Service of Philadelphia.
In his business life, he is president
of a Jewish funeral directors con-
cern. His Jewish wife was secre-
tary at a funeral supply company
which he purchased in 1932.
Newark Police Docked for Holiday Absences
NEWARK (JTA)—The State Su- an organization of Jewish police-
preme Court ruled unanimously men, asserted that a similar over-
that the city of Newark must dock
the pay of Jewish policemen who
take time off for Jewish holidays.
The court also upheld unanimous-
ly the authority of the city to
grant days off for religious ob-
servance to all members of the
police force without pay.
The court action was started by
Newark Police Sgt. Joseph A.
Ebler, who was later promoted to
lieutenant. He complained that
while all Newark police received
12 paid holidays per year with ad-
ditional time off charged against
accrued overtime pay, the city's
25 Jewish policemen received an
additional six religious holidays
annually without loss of overtime
pay which, he said enabled them
to earn $200 more each year than
The Newark Shomrim Society,
time practice • had been applied
to Christian policemen when they
took off for such religious obserP-
ances as communion breakfasts
and participation in Holy Name
parades. Both Lt. Ebler and the
Shomrim Society expressed dis-
satisfaction with the court's rulings
and both said they may appeal
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NEW YORK—Psychedelic love
seals bearing passages of scripture
—81,000,000 of them — have been
grabbed up by hip young swingers,
reports the American Bible Society,
which issued the envelope stickers
to demonstrate that the Bible is for
Among the inscriptions on the
seals are "Love Is Kind," "Love
Is Patient" and "God Is Love."
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Because the "forum" could deal
only with principles, the partici-
pants agreed to form a smaller
committee to discuss and settle
the details of the problems. But
Gen. Dayan said he could not, be-
cause of the current security situa-
tion, take part in the work of the
Mapai leaders reportedly said
that if Gen. Dayan would not work
with the seven-member smaller
committee, the committee would
serve no purpose. They argued that
if Gen. Dayan refused to serve on
the committee. Mrs. Meir also
would refuse, renewing the party
Some sources said that Mrs.
Meir may ask Gen. Dayan to par-
ticipate in the smaller commit-
tee's work and that it was hoped
the committee would be able to
convene today to work out an
agreement before the Labor Party
meets in convention next week.
Yiddish Festival Aug. 21
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Work-
men's Circle and the Hebrew Actors
Union announced that the second
annual Yiddish music and theater
festival will be held Aug. 21 in the
Central Park Mall. Last year, the
admission-free event attracted more
than 25,000, the organization said.
More than 150 performers will par-
ticipate. The program will include
Yiddish musical theater, Yiddish
and Israeli concert singing and
Jewish music presentations.
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