10—Friday, Hoirootbor 27, 1970
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Historian Dr. Salo Baron Honored
School Prayer Is Ruled Unconstitutional in N.J•
NETCONG, N.J. (JTA)—Twenty
Jewish organizations have wel-
comed a unanimous decision by
the New Jersey Supreme Court
that daily prayer readings at Net-
cong High School are unconstitu-
tional even if voluntary.
The New Jersey Ad Hoc Com-
mittee on Church and State, rep-
resenting the organizations, said
the ruling was an advance toward
"strengthening the wall of separa-
tion between church and state.
John Kaufman and Meyer Fine,
chairman and executive secretary
of the Ad Hoc Committee, stressed
that "such prayer practices in the
public schools are divisive and
harmful to all faiths by diluting
the value of prayer."
The Ad Hoc Committee repre-
sents the Rabbinical Council of
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Jersey (Conservative), the New
Jersey Anti-Defamation League of
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new phone rates within Michigan.
Dr. Salo Baron (left) receives a citation and medallion from the
National Foundation for Jewish Culture as "foremost historian of
his time." The presentation was made by Dr. Daniel Jeremy Silver,
Foundation President, at the 10th anniversary meeting.
With the chart below, for
instance, you can figure out what it
will cost to call any number in the
state. Any number outside of your
local calling area.
Four things determine what
How far you call within Michigan.
How long you talk.
Whether an operator calls the num-
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The time and day.
But Few Jews Remain
Poland's Yiddish Theater in New Home
WARSAW — Most of its audi-
ence, as well as its star performer
and director, are gone, but the
Jewish State Theater trudges
gamely on—in modern premises
within a new Jewish cultural cen-
James Feron, New York Times
correspondent, reported that the
century-old Yiddish-language thea-
ter. under Ida Kaminska's succes-
sor Szymon Szurmiej, will hold its
premiere Saturday before Polish
government officials. The produc-
tion will be "Tevye, the Milkman"
by Sholem Aleichem.
Szurmiej said the new theater,
which contains 400 seats, will be
rented to other groups three or
four nights a week. The Yiddish
Theater has been playing three
times a week to audiences of 200.
The director, who replaced
Miss Kaminska when she emi-
grated to America two years
ago, estimated the potential
Jewish audience in Warsaw at
4,000, but the theater tours the
country five times a year.
There are perhaps 20,000 Jews
still in Poland, Szurmiej said,
with about 400 each in Wroclaw,
Lodz and Cracow and about 200
each in Walbrzych and Legnica.
Jews in towns and villages travel
to the larger cities for perform-
Eleven of the 30 actors are un-
der the age 26, and a few are non-
Jews, said Szurmiej. Even some
of the younger Jewish actors had
to learn Yiddish for their roles, he
added. With the loss of Miss Ka-
minski (who left during the anti-
Jewish purges), "We are no
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longer a theater of stars."
The new $1,250,000 theater, fin-
anced by the government and work
cooperatives, is located on Grzy-
bowski Square, once the Jewish
quarter of Warsaw. The cultural
center also contains the offices of
Folkstimme, the Yiddish language
newspaper, anw two Jewish coop-
eratives that manufacture toys and
As a state enterprise, the thea-
ter receives an annual govern-
ment subsidy. Szurmiej denied that
the government supports the thea-
ter as a coverup for "other
things." He said the theater was
planned many years ago, largely
for Miss Kaminska.
Szurmiej said Miss Kaminska's
departure was "a mistake. We
must say we regret that she over-
estimated the situation. I think
she had no cause to leave."
In New York, Miss Kaminska
was told of Szurmiej's remarks.
She could never return to Poland,
the actress said. "Everybody who
leaves that country has to sign
documents declaring that he no
longer is a Polish citizen. It is not
my country any more.
"They (the Polish government)
wanted me to damn Israel after
the Six-Day Middle East war;
they didn't tell me to do this, but
they wanted everybody to do it,
even the Jews. But I couldn't do
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Basic rate per minute
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Friday to 5 PM Sunday, and from 11 PM Sunday to 7 AM Monday. And on New
Year's, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
For interzone calls around Detroit, Pontiac, and Grand Rapids.
Dr. Richard Feder, 95,
Rabbi of Slovakia, Dies
PRAGUE (JTA) — Dr. Richard
Feder, chief rabbi of Slovakia,
died here Sunday at age 95.
Dr. Feder, a survivor of the
Terezin concentration camp, was
a noted talmudic scholar and theo-
logian. After the war he proved
an effective leader of the Czech
Jews, and remained vigorous until
His 95th birthday last August
was celebrated by both Czech
Jews and the state authorities.
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Look at the chart again. Notice
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minute you use the phone. (Before,
you'd pay for no less than 3 minutes.
Whether you used them all or not.)
Also notice that you're given
discounts for dialing direct rather
than using an operator.
Both of these changes were
made for one reason. People should
only be asked to pay for what they use.
Basic rate per minute
if an operator places
your call. (a)
Discount rate per minute
any time you dial direct.
(a) Person to person calls. There is a 500 operator service charge in addition to basic rates.
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