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April 24, 1970 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-04-24

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Stokely Carmichael
Backs 'Just Struggle'
of Arabs Against Israel

Rabbinical Assembly Elects S. G. Levi

NEW YORK — At its annual
business meeting, the 70th annual
convention of the Rabbinical As-
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Stoke- sembly, international association
ly Carmichael, the black militant of the Conservative rabbinate,
leader, declared that the Palesti- elected Rabbi S. Gershon Levi of
nian Arabs were engaged in a
"just struggle" against an Israeli
"settler colony" that by definition
"must commit genocide" but will
be "destroyed."

Carmichael, who recently re-
turned from 14 months consult-
ing with African leaders, was
making his first public sppech
on his return at George Wash-
ington University, where he was
met with many boos from the
largely white, largely Jewish
student audience.

"It's beginning to look like a bar
mitzva," he commented.
Carmichael, warning his listen-
ers not to confuse anti-Israelism
with anti-Semitism, described a
"settler colony" as one "where
"Europeans leave their land, go
to an area and completely take
it over."
He identifed other such "settler
colonies" as the United States,
Canada and South Africa. But, he
said, the Palestinian Arabs had
"history, justice and truth" on their
side, "and you can never beat that
combination."
He added: "Who is Balfour to
give the land of Palestine to a
bunch of Zionists?" As to Jewish
claims to the land. he said, "The
Jews wrote the Bible, that's why
it belongs to (them)."
"Why not," he asked, "take the
land (for a Jewish state) from
Germany?" Carmichael described
El Fatah as "a logical and scien-
tific reaction to the Israeli bomb-
ing."

In an interview on the David
Frost television program, Car-
michael said Monday night that
"judging his genius objectively,"
Adolph Hitler was "the greatest
white man." However, he assert-
ed that from a moral viewpoint,
what Hitler did "was wrong, was
evil."

Rabbis Judah Nadich and Saul
Teplitz asked that their colleagues
increase pressure upon Jewish
federations and welfare funds to
meet a larger share of the cost of
intensive Jewish education, es-
pecially the Jewish all-day school,
to which, they said, "we must look
for our future leaders. No matter
what government resources are

NEW YORK — The Jewish Na-
tional Fund announced that Rene
Cassin, Nobel Peace Prize Laur-
eate in 1968, noted French patriot
and author of the Universal De-
claration of Human Rights, has
accepted membership on the Haff-
kine International Memorial Com-
mittee.
Rubin R. Dobin, chairman of
special projects for the Jewish Na-
tional Fund, stated that the inter-
national committee, composed of
leaders from every part of the
world, have banded together to
honor the noted Jewish scientist,
Waldemar Mordecai Haffkine, with
the establishment of a memorial
grove to be planted in the hills of
Judea in Israel.
In joining the Haffkine Inter-
national Memorial Comm it t e e,
Prof. Cassin, president of the Al-
liance Israelite Universelle, sup-
ports the efforts of this group to
honor ,Haffkine, a life member of
its central committee from 1920
until his death, and the man who
created the first successful vac-
cines against bubonic plague and
cholera.
Dr. Haffkine spent 20 years in
India, wnere he laid the foun-
dation for Western modern med-
ical research and practice. In
1925, 10 years after Haffkine left
India, the British authorities
there renamed the Plague Re-
search Laboratory in Bombay,
the Haffkine Institute.

During all his career he main-
tained a close association with
Jewish interests, and displayed a
love and enthusiasm for the Jew-
. , :anings to make Palestine
ish

a Jewish homeland.

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are erected, they seem an
idolatrous insult and a negation
of religious obligations at a time
of poverty, injustice, inequality

Responding to his charge, Rabbi
Arthur Hertzberg, of Englewood,
N.J., suggested that the synagogue
as it has developed in 20th Cen-
tury America may prove "a tran-
sient phenomenon", and "the true
religious ferment must perhaps be
cought outside its doors." He
called upon rabbis to experiment
with alternate forms of service,
emphasizing meetings with smal-
ler groups, brought together by
common interests andy a shared
need for more intimate religious
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When gasps, boos and jeers
greeted him from M.; audience,
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is
Carmichael explained that "when as big as Connecticut, Delaware,
you talk about genius, you do not Massachusetts and Rhode Island
put ethical or moral judgments on combined.
it. The man who created the atom
bomb was a genius, even though
it's used for destructive purposes
—he's still a genius."

Rene Cassin Joins Group
Memorializing Haffkine
With Grove in Judea Hills

Michigan's population is official

found in the next decade to assist
such schools," the rabbis agreed, ly estimated at 8,766,00. It was taken.
"the Jewish communities must
maintain their traditional respon-
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sibility for the religious aspect of
the curricula."
HEADQUARTERS FOR
A call upon Jews to "live liter-

ally in two civilizations" was is-
sued by Dr. Moshe Davis, Americ-
an-born professor at the Hebrew
University, Jerusalem. "Whatever
thep rice of cultural dualism," said
Dr. Davis, "it is clear that modern
Jewry has freely opted for it.
And from this stance," he empha-
sized, "there will be no retreat
into any ghetto. The struggle for
Jewish survival will be fought in
the wide open society." While
recognizing that today "the spirit-
ual and cultural self-sufficiency of
American Jewry is seriously in
question," Dr. Davis asserted that
the "infusion of the Eretz Yisrael
dimension into every facet of Am-
erican Jewry's evistince" can pro-
vide the needed "vitalization of
our institutions".
RABBI S. GERSHON LEVI
Rabbi Joachim Prinz, president
the Jamaica Jewish Center, as its of the World Jewish Congress,
new president, succeeding Rabbi spoke of the "religious revolution"
Ralph Simon.
going on in the Christian Church
More than 500 rabbis attended today and charged that "we have
the five-day convention.
nothing comparable in Judaism."

Jewish education received
most attention. It was cited as a
possible preventive for intermar-
riage by Rabbi Simon, who
however, predicted that marri-
ages across religious lines would
continue to increase. He called
upon his colleagues to find ways
of welcoming the newcomers to
Judaism-10,000 in 1969 alone
— and to draw new strength
from the converts to Judaism.

Friday, April 24, 1970-21

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