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January 01, 1971 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-01-01

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OAS Co-sponsors
Course in Israel

JERUSALEM—The international
course in groundwater prospecting,
hydrology and hydrogeology, con-
ducted at the Hebrew University
this year, has a record enrollment
of 22 foreign students from five
continents, and eight students from
Israel, an increase of 50 per cent
since 1969-70.
The course, now in its fourth
year recently was officially recog-
nized by UNESCO and Organiza-
tion of American States as co-
sponsoring agencies. From its out-
set in 1967, it has been sponsored
by the Israel Foreign Ministry's
division of international coopera-
tion. It is carried out at the univer-
sity's Groundwater Research Cen-
ter, established by the Swiss
Friends of the Hebrew University.

The recognition by OAS of the
Hebrew University course en-
hances the status of this project,
which is now the fourth of its
kind supported by OAS. The
other three courses are in Span-
ish-speaking countries — two in
Spain and one in Mexico.

During the 1970-71 academic
year, OAS finances the travel to
Israel and entire study of four stu-
dents from South America.
Encompassing two three-month
terms, the course is held to teach
students, by use of scientific
means, how to find water and how
to develop water resources. This
year, additionally, a two-year MSc
course In hydrology will start with-
in the framework of the univer-
sity's school of applied science and

Panel on Nonpublic
Education Protested

NEW YORK — Eight national
Jewish organizations have criti-
cized President Nix o n's cre-
ation of a Panel on Nonpublic
Education as reflecting an "as-
sumption that it is appropriate
for government to find ways of
financing church-operated schools.•
The organizations contend that
such "government aid to parochial
schools is neither constitutional
nor desirable."
Joining in the statement were:
American Jewish Congress, Anti-
Defamation League of Boat Brith,
Central Conference of American
Rabbis, Jewish Labor Committee,
Jewish War Veterans of the
U.S.A. National Council of Jew-
Union of American
Hebrew Organizations and United
Synagogue of America.
The acknowledged difficulties
faced by church-operated schools,
the signatory organizations insist,
"must be met by the religious in-
stitutions themselves, consistently
with the separation principle."

Christmas Stamp Protested by National Organizations

NEW YORK — This year's
Christmas stamp issued by the
Post Office has been objected to
by major Jewish religious and
civic organizations as
unconstitutional and as bad pub-
lic policy. The stamp is a repro-
duction of the painting, "The Na-
tivity," by Lorenzo Lotto,
Through the Joint Advisory
Committee of the Synagogue Coun-
cil of America and the National
Jewish Community Relations Ad-
visory Council, the Jewish organiz-
ations wrote to Postmaster General
Winton M. Blount, repeating the
view previously expressed to
former postmasters general that
the issuance of stamps with a
religious theme "is unconstitu-
tional as a matter of law and un-
wise as a matter of policy." They
enclosed a copy of a memorandum
submitted previously to the Post
The views of the organizations
were stated in a letter to the post-

AJCommittee Hails
Catholic-Jewish Office
Established in Ronie

NEW YORK — The establish-
ment in Rome of a permanent
liaison body between the Roman
Catholic Church and the Jewish
community has been hailed by a
Jewish leader as "a major step
forward" in advancing solidarity
between members of the two

Rabbi Marc

H. Tanenbaum, na-
tional director of the interreligious

affairs department of the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee, who took
part In the Vatican meeting as
one of the international Jewish

consultative body, gave his as-
sessment of the three-day session
on radio station WINS.
The Vatican-J e wish steering
committee, Rabbi Tanenbaum said,
"will seek to advance Catholic-
Jewish understanding systematical-
ly on an international level, and
to promote closer collaboration in
such areas of common concern as
justice and peace in the world,
overcoming poverty, combating
racism and anti-Semitism in all
their manifestations, the defense
of human rights -and religious
liberty, and the deepening of Jew-
ish-Christian understanding
through scholarly study and broth-
erly dialogue."


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Wagner and Rabbi Waxman
urged that the Post Office "halt
altogether the issuance of stamps
commemorating re li gi o u s holi-




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Friday, January 1, 1971-15

Jerusalem Master Plan
Comes In for Criticism


tee of prominent international
architects and landscape engineers
expressed severe criticism of the
Jerusalem municipality's master
plan to rebuild and landscape the
Old City and its approaches.
Mayor Teddy Kollek responded
by announcing that he will invite
a leading town planning expert
from abroad to review the master
plan. _
The committee was invited by
the Jerusalem municipality to



If the tradition of including the Jewish Na
tionaI Fund in the Will of every Jew were invari-
ably followed, sufficient resources would be ac-
cumulated to ensure the future of the young
Jewish State on a sound basis of land develop-
ment, social • welfare, and justice.

serve as voluntary consultants on
the project. The invitation was
extended in acknowledgment that
Jerusalem is the concern of the
entire civilized world.
But the experts almost unan-
imously condemned the plan for a
variety of reasons.
Christopher Alexander, a Cali-
fornia architect, said it failed to
solve the problem of transporta-
tion between East and West Jeru-

A bequest to the Jewish National Fund •
should be as traditional as having a Blue Box in
one's home.

You may want your bequest to be dedicated
to afforestation, to a village, a Nachlah, to a chit_
dren's play area, to perpetual yahrzeit or 'caddish,
. or to some form of permanent tribute in the
names of persons dear to you.

- American architect,
Louis Hahn; said the master
plan puzzled him because "I
don't sense the principles behind
it." Werner Dettasaa, of West
Berlin, agreed, remarking that
the plans were devoid of any
central idea. -
Goren Sklenblat, of Sweden;
criticized the plans to raze the old
commercial center' and replace It
with a modern one.__Aecording to
Henry Manx/kid of Canada, the
municipality was on .the wrong
track in trying to create an artifi-
cial architectural style to reconcile
Jerusalem's ancient, mode - with
modern vogues.

Consult-lhe. Foundation for Jewish National
- Fund, 22100 Greenfield, 399-0820: They will glad-
-ly cooperate-.with you in working out plans to
meet yOur special_ requirerrients, in strict privacy
without obligation or expense to you, legal or

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stamps invites "pressures and
divisiveness." As an example, they
cited the contention of Protest-
ants in a law suit in 1967 that the
Christmas stamp that year — a
Madonna and Child, by Memling
— bordered on proselytizing for
the Catholic Church. The 1967
suit was dismissed as "moot"
when the Post Office ceased issu-
ing that specific stamp.


v i3Fitts at Polish Helm

A (ZINS) — Edward
Gierek-, who has just replaced
Wladislaw Gomulka as first sec-
retary of the Communist Party,
and Mieczyslaw Moczar, a Com-
munist Party "hard-liner," are two
anti-Semitic firebrands now head-
ing the Polish government, in the
wake of the recent popular up-
Some years ago, Gierek casti-
gated the Jews in fiery public
addresses as "Zionist traitors."
Moczar, leader of the partisans
from the days of World War
was organizer of the first pogrom
in Kielce.
Immediately following the Six-
Day War and the 1968 student
demonstrations in Poland, Moczar
intensified his anti-Semitic cam-

master general over the signatures
of Jerry Wagner and Rabbi Mor-
decai Waxman, co-chairmen of
the Joint Advisory Committee.
The issuance of "Christmas
stamps," they contended, has the
effect of placing the "power, pres-
tige and financial support of gov-
ernment behind a particular re-
ligious belief," which is prohibited
by the religion clause of the First
Amendment to the Constitution.
Even if other stamps in the same
denomination are available, giving
purchasers a choice, this prohibi-
tion is violated, they maintained.
They argued, aside from the
point of constitutionality, that in-
corporating religious elements in

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