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September 19, 1969 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-09-19

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Human Rights Chief
Warns Employers
on Job Discrimination

Marx 's, ult ..,
Opinions on Jews
Reveided in Shloin° Avineri's Book

h e
Chairman of the- City Commission-
On Human Rights warned em-
ployers that they were violating
the city law against dis•riinina-
Hon if they denied jobs to Ortho-
dox Jews and members of other
faiths because of their religious

er at the Hebrew University in douin tribe" and in reference to
Jerusalem, an eminent translator Hebrew scriptures as related to
of the writings of Karl Marx into Mohammedanism stated:
Hebrew and an outstanding auth-
"That the so-called :Holy Scrip-
ority on Marxian philosophy, pro- ture is nothing more than a record
vides important material on the of old-Arabic religious and tribal
Marxian theories and the relation- tradition, modified by the early
ship of Marx with other Socialists separation of the Jews from their
of his time in "Karl Marx on Col- tribally-related but nomadic neigh-
onialism and Modernization" pub- bors—this is now perfectly clear
lished by - Doubleday.
, to me. The circumstance that
In these collected works, Avineri Palestine is surrounded on the
utilizes the dispatches of Marx on Arabian side by nothing but de-
Cuba, the Middle East, China and serts, Bedouin land, explains the
many related matters when the separate development . - ."
Socialist exponent' was foreign 1 One wonders. what the reactions
correspondent for the New York of the Socialist pioneers would be
today. But their misconceptions
Daily Tribune.
These dispatches emerge in become quite clear in a volume as
major significance at this time, in significant as Shlomo Avineri's.
view of the various involvements

After the war, 5,500 Egyptian
of the countries and issues upon
of war, officers and en-
which Marx wrote.
, listed men—including four generals
Among the references that
—were exchanged for nine Israelis.
were made to Jews, Moslems
Christians, Marx commented on
the miseries that were suffered
Who's Christopher • Columbus?
by Jews in Palestine more than
a century ago. "The Jews," he Just an also-ran, according to
wrote in 1853, "are not natives, Rabbi Jacob Friend, an Atlanta
but from different and distant scientist as well as rabbi. He
For Restoration
countries, and are only attract- claimed in 1966 that the sailors of
UN 4.8785
ed to Jerusalem by the desire of Kings Solomon and Hiram dis-
inhabiting the Valley of Jehos- covered America about 3,000 years
haphat; and to die on the very
Since that time, Brandeis archae-
place where the redemption is to
be expected. 'Attending their ologist Dr. Cyrus H. Gordon lids
death,' says a French writer, cited evidence of what he believes
'they suffer and pray. Their re- is proof that Phoenician seafarers
gards turned to that mountain discovered the New World 2,000
of Moriah where once rose the years before Columbus.
Dr. Gordon bases his claim on a
temple of Lebanon, and which
they dare not approach, they new analysis of a long-suspect in-
shed tears on the misfoitunes of scription found on a crude stone
Zion, and their dispersion over tablet in Parahyba, Brazil, in 1872.
For nearly a century, scholars
the world.' "
have puzzled over the words: ".We

Simeon Claiar said his el/111111k-
Sion is currently. investigating com-
plaints by Orthodox Jews against
several large firms. The State Ho-
man Rights Commission is also
studying the job status of Sabbath
Golar said Seventh Day Adven-
tists and members of several other
faiths were also affected by job
discrimination on
grounds. But the problem was
greatest among Orthodox Jews be-
cause of the High Holy Days and
the changeover next month from
Daylight Savings to Standard Time.
Golar said that Hasidic. Jews in
particular complained of job dis-
crimination because of their
beards and form of garb.
He said the guidelines on re-
Lgious discrimination adopted

by the Federal Equal Employ-
ment Opportunity Commission

two years ago correspond to the
spirit and letter of the city's
law against discrimination on

religious grounds.

The guidelines oblige an employ-
er "to make reasonable accommo-
dations to the religious needs- of
employees and prospective . em-
ployes where such accommoda-
tion can be made without undue
hardship on the conduct of the

employer's business." The burden
of proving "undue hardship" rests
with the employer.

Hearst Jr.'s Support
of Israel Published
in Pamphlet Form

ALBANY, . N.Y. (JTA) — A
dozen articles on the Mid East
crisis written for the Hearst chain
of newspapers between May 1967
and April 1969 by William Ran:
dolph Hearst, Jr., have been pub-
lished in pamphlet form under
the title "The Case for Israel."
The pamphlet, with a foreword
by Israel's Foreign Minister Abba
Eban, is being distributed to
churches, schools and news media

in an

effort to counteract Arab

The Jewish Community Coun-
cil of Albany disclosed that the'
late Gene Robb of Capital
Newspapers, publisher here of

Shlomo Avineri, a senior lectur- are nothing more than a small Be-

tion of Saul's body.

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Limiting himself to Jerusalem,
Marx had no way of knowing • tra
Jews bad never entirely left the
Holy Land, that there were natives
of Palestine in Jerusalem and in
Safed. Pursuing his report in the
above quoted statement, he had
"To make Jews more miserable,
England and- Prussia appointed, in
1840, an Anglican bishop at Jeru-
salem, whose avowed object was
their conversion. He was dreadful-
ly thrashed in 1845, and sneered at
alike by Jews, Christians and
Turks. He may, in fact, be stated
'to have been the first and only
cause of a union - between all the
religions at Jerusalem. It will now
be understood that the common
worship of. the Christians at the
Holy Places revolves itself into a
continuance of desperate Irish
rows between the diverse sections

Hearst-owned Times-Union
Knickerbocker News and

Cremation is forbidden by Ortho-
dox rabbis as a means of dispos-
ing of the dead. Part of this re-
striction is based on the three
years of famine during the reign
of King David following the crema-


The "Chabad" movement is con-
sidered to be the intellectual move-
rn'•nt in Hasidism. It was founded
by the famous Rabbi Schneor Zit]
man of Liady, and has a tendency
to meditate and engage in contem-
plation of Kabbalistic themes.
— The word "Chabad" is an abbre-
viation, of three words and is com-
posed of the first letter of each of
them. The three words are Choch-
ma (wisdom), Bina (understand-
ing) and Da'as (knowledge). The
wisdom referred to is a wisdom in
its potential stage like the flash of
an idea. The understanding refer-
red to. is one of deep reflection.
The knowledge referred to is that
state of mind whereby the idea be-
comes a part of the person him-
self. The contemporary Lubavitch
Hasidim come from this move-

Amer ca Discovery •
Wasn't Columbus
Doing, Experts Say

are the Sobs of Canaan from Sidon,
the city of the king. Commerce has
''cast us on this distant shore, a
land of mountains."
It describes the trip of 10 Phoe-
nician trading vessels that em-
barked from the ancient port of
Ezion-geber (near today's Eilat),
possibly in the 7th Century BCE.
Presumably, they sailed through
the Red Sea, rounded the tip of
Africa and were caught by a fierce
ocean storm. One of the ships
must have been swept across the
Atlantic to the coast of Brazil,',
where the voyagers left their me- -
moir, said Dr. Gordon.
Dr. Friend offered proof for his .
own contention in a passage from
the Hebrew work "Nechmad
v'Naim" written by David Ben
Solomon Gans (1541-1631), an
astronomer, geographer and phi-
Gans wrote that the first -contact
between Asia, Europe and Africa
with America took place some 3,000
years ago when the navies of Solo-
mon and Hiram went through the
Atlantic Ocean and the Amazon
River which reaches almost to the
Pacific Ocean- in Peru {called
"Ophir - . . in the Bible"). There.
they "fetched untold quantities of
gold, silver, ivory, apes and pea-

of the faithful;, that, on the other
hand, these sacred rows merely
conceal a profane battle, not only
of nations but of races; and that
Union Star, offered shortly be-
the protectorate of the H o 1 y
fore his death to underwrite the
cost of distributing the pamph- Places,- which appears ridicialous
to the Occident. but all important
let locally.
The Hea rst articles generally to the Orientals, is one of the
supported Israel's stand in its dis- phases of the Oriental question in-
pute with the Arabs, admonished cessantly reproduced, constantly
Arab intransigence and refusal to stifled, but never solved."
Especially revealing is the ex- cocks."
talk peace with Israel and were
change of correspondence be-
sharply critical of the alleged one-
Because of the great distance
tWeen Friedrich Engels and Karl and slow speed of sailing ships in
sidedness of the United Nations
those days, each round trip took
which was characterized as the
ism are derided. EngelS wrote three years, wrote Gans.
"double-talk debating society."
Rabbi Friend said the same facts
Some articles were also critical - to Marx from Manchester in
1853 about 'mingling a corrupt were in the book of "Sepher Ha-
of alleged American tendencies to
nature-cult, with corrupted Juda- brith" written in 1896 by Rabbi
appease the Arabs and of the
ism and Christianity." -
Pinchas Elija of Vilna, Lithuania.
Four Power Mid East talks which .
In 1851 Engels wrote about Po-
Israel opposed. The once nation-
wide Hearst chain now publishes land, Christian and Jewish busi- The Bailin Tragedy
The German-Jewish industrialist,
nine daily newspapers in seven ness deals, and stated: "The Ger-
mans in the cities are and remain Albert Bailin, was responsible for
German. HoW Russia manages to the American-German shipping


Chabad Movement

russify Germans and Jews — for
this every Russian-German of the
second generation serves as a
glaring example. Even the Jews
develop their Slavonic cheek-
Engels also wrote in comments
on Arabia that "Jews themselves

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many: German U-boats scuttled
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