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November 20, 1970 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-11-20

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Community Work
Stressed in New Job

timore Hebrew Congregation an-
nounced creation of a new staff
position of community involve-
ment coordinator. Congregation
officials said that the synagogue
was the first in the United States
to engage a community affairs
specialist for its professional staff.
Kenneth Braiterman, former as-
sistant editor of Midstream, was
named to the post. His primary
responsibility will be to develop
and carry out educational pro-
grams for congregation members
on issues of community concern.

Court Urged to Stop Compulsory Chapel Attendance by Academy Cadets

NEW YORK — Thirteen major
Jewish organizations have asked
the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
in Washington, D.C. to declare that
the U.S. military academies may
not compel cadets to attend reli-
gious chapel services.
Present requirements for com-
pulsory chapel, the organizations
contend, are unconstitutional and
"archaic vestiges inconsistent with
American traditions of religious
In a friend-of-the-court brief, the
organizations—more than half of
them rabbinical and synagogal
groups—argued that the lower





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court which upheld compulsory surveillance of religious worship, prayers for the welfare of the Czar
chapel erred in each of the grounds the brief of the Jewish organiza- were recited.
"Wherever there has been an
tions says:
it set forth for Its decision.
Leo Pfeffer, special counsel of "During the period before the established church, there is a his-
the American Jewish Congress, Maccabean revolution and later tory of governmental surveillance
wrote the brief. during the period of Roman of church services to uncover
A number of Protestant organ- domination of Judea, government heresy in worship, and in totali-
izations also filed, seeking to de- officials entered the synagogues tarian states to uncover sedition in
clare compulsory chapel uncon- to make sure the worship did not sermons.
"Revulsion to governmental and
offend the Seleucid or Roman
particularly military intrusion
In their brief, the Jewish or
ganizatIons challenged sharply "Until Jews were expelled from upon sacred premises is reflected
the lower court's declaration that Spain in 1492, agents of the In- in the biblical prohibition to which
quisition and apostate informers the only exception is when the in-
the requirement of compulsory
attendance has a secular purpose visited synagogues to apprehend trusion is necessary to apprehend
and effect and therefore is con- any converted Christians who might a deliberate murderer. It is re-
stitutionally permissible. be there. fleeted in the Supreme Court de-
"In Czarist Russia government cisions forbidding governmental
It has been the contention of
the Defense Department in the spies attended synagogue services involvement in intrachurch dis-
ease that cadets are required to to make sure that the compulsory putes."
attend religious services because
it is essential to their training as 12—Friday, November 20, 1970
officers that they observe the
spiritual behavior of worshipers.
The Jewish organizations' brief
called this a "rationalization" that
"borders on the incredible."
Such government surveillance of
religion as would be involved in
cadets' observing men at prayer
and, presumably, being observed
in their church attendance by their
superior officers, was prohibited
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Auschwitz Doctor
Said to Be Under
President's Eve

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Dr. Joseph
Mengele, the notorious Nazi doc-
tor of Auschwitz, is living in Para-
guay, and. the authorities there
have refused all demands that he
be tried there or extradited to
West Germany, according to West
Germany's president, Dr. Gustav
In a written reply to a request
by Nazi hunter Tuvia Friedmann,
head of the Haifa Documentary
Institute, that Dr. Heinemann use
his influence in the case, the presi-
dent indicated that Paraguay's
strongman president, Gen. Alfredo
Stroessner, has given Dr. Mengele
his personal protection.
But Dr. Heinemann noted that
although Dr. Mengele maintains
Paraguayan citizenship and a
Paraguayan passport. he is always
on the run and stays mainly among
the Nazi colonists deep in the Para-
guayan bush.
Friedmann said he believes the
Nazi can be found and that
international pressure can force
the Paraguayan authorities to
release him to a world court.
His suggestion that Israel deal
with Dr. Mengele the way it dealt
with Adolf Eichmann has been re-
jected by authorities here. They
are seeking to avoid an interna-
tional incident such as the one
created when Eichmann was kid-
naped in Argentina and brought to
Israel for trial.
Argentina severed relations with
Israel over the kidnaping, and
other nations regarded the kidnap-
ing as an illegal act.

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