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March 12, 1971 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-03-12

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Marilyn Fisch to Marry
Jerome Isler of Denver

LETTER BOX

Judy Robinson to Be
Bride of Richard Kepes

Backs Rebbe's Position
That Demonstrations
Hurt Soviet Jewry _

MISS MARILYN FISCH

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fisch of
Burgess Ave. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Marilyn to
Jerome Isler, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Isler of Denver.
Miss Fisch attended Eastern
Michigan University. Her fiance is
a senior at the University of Colo-
rado.
The couple will be married in
August.

I

Men's Clubs

AESCULAPIAN PHARMACEU-
TICAL ASSOCIATION will meet
9 p.m. Monday at Whitehall Apart-
ments clubhouse.

0 * *

Men's ORT to Elect
Officers at Brunch

Detroit Men's Chapter, American
ORT Federation, will hold its an-
nual membership meeting and
complimentary brunch 10 a.m.
March 21 at the Jewish Center.
Dr. William Haber, president
of the World ORT Union, will be
principal speaker. Following the
brunch, the board of directors
will elect new chapter officers.
Outgoing president Harry H.
Platt - will be honored at the
brunch.

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Men's Fashion Show
From Israel Set in NY

NEW YORK—The first collective
showing in the U.S. of men's
fashions from Israel, will open
Monday at the American Trade
and Industrial Development with
Israel, Inc. showrooms here.
The display will feature outer-
wear, rainwear and sportswear
collections by 11 leading Israeli
manufacturers in this field. Ac-
cessories, such as ties and belts,
will also be included.

JWV

SOL YETZ - MORRIS COHEN
POST and AUXILIARY will elect
officers 8:30 p.m. Monday at the
JWV headquarters, announc e
President Yetta Glass and Com-
mander Ray Weiss. The post will
serve refreshments. Raye Weimer,
hospital chairman, is arranging a
party to be given at the Ann Arbor
Veterans Hospital March 21. Those
wishing to assist may call Mrs.
Weimer, KE 2-5274.

MURRAY M. CHOTINER re-
signed from the White House staff
to join a private law firm and
President Nixon assured him he
would continue—to call for his as-
sistance. Their long political rela-
tionship is believed not to have
been broken by Chotiner's new
association.

Editor, The Jewish News:
It seems to me that many of the
Current statements concerning'Sov-
iet Jewry are nothing more than
emotion - laden rhetoric. At this
point, I want to deal with the false
premise asserting that those who
wish- to preserve their dignity.
The promulgator of this position
against demonstrations is the Lub-
twitcher Rebbe, Rabbi M.M.
Schneerson. Those who give even
a cursory examination to all his
policies will see that he is not
afraid Of what the world may say.
On every issue, the rebbe has
adopted a stand based on Halakha
and rational , argumentation, de-
spite its unpopularity . . .
Today, the issue at stake is
the validity of active demonstra-
tions in behalf of Soviet Jewry.
The Rebbe does not condemn
those who attend these rallies
through sincere belief. However,
the leaders who repeat the false
slogans — the leaders who re-
dundantly dedamate half truths
concerning the real harm which
is being caused by these dem-
onstrations — these are the
people who must be condemned.

It is true that during World
War II we should have screamed
loudly, demonstrating en masse for
the U.S. to bomb the railroads to
Auschwitz. But it is ludicruos to
assume that the government we
were dealing with then is even
faintly -similar to the Russian &iv-
ernment of today. For then, we
were dealing with the United States
government, a democracy sensi-
tive to its citizens. Today, however,
we are dealing with the Russian
government, an anti-Semitic dicta-
torship which is sensitive to no one.
The fact of the matter is that
public protests have had harmful
effects on the Jews in the Soviet
Union. Further action along these
lines may cause even more harm.
It is true that Russian Jews suf-
fer, in Moscow is 'certainly bet-
ter than to slave in Siberia or per-
ish in the gas chamber.
It is time that euphonic forensic
speakers set out clearly; What did
the demonstrations accomplish?
Haven't they harmed the Soviet
Jew? It is time to reveal the truth
to this equivocal policy. It is time
to stop hiding behind rhetorical
aphorisms. It is time to reveal
the truth!!!
JEFF FREEDLAND



Wants-Jews to Vote GOP

Editor, The Jewish News:
With reference to the Israeli
daily newspaper, Davar, and its
appraisal of President Nixon, I'm
sorry more space and emphasis
wasn't given to that report. (It
appeared on Page 22, somewhat
lost, in your March 5 issue.) This
is especially so, since Davar is a
Labor newspaper, not usually
friendly to a Republican admin-
istration.
I hope this type of factual news,
not myths, will help to convince
the majority of our Jewish voters
(who are mainly Democrats) that
they have an open invitation to
join the Republican Party. In this
way they will help to conserve
our traditional American freedoms
— essential to the Jew — if they
will just look at the record.
A. I. MORRISON

activities -in Society

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schultz of McKinney Dr., Franklin Village,
entertained relatives and friends recently at a buffet luncheon in their
home for their son Lowell's fiancee, Shelly Handelsman. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zelig Handelsman of Oxley Rd., Southfield.
The Ruda Family Club will hold a Purim party 7:45 p.m. Saturday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wolfe, 19810 Magnolia, Southfield.

Arab Population Growth
Threat to Jewish Majority

THE DETROIT JEWISH HEWS
Friday, March 12, 1971-31

REHOVOT (ZINS)—Unless Israel
Michigan has more than 11,000
receives 60,000 new Jewish immi- inland lakes and more than 36,000
grants each year, the Arabs will miles of streams.
soon outnumber Israel's Jews, said
Prof. Hans Linder of the Weizmann
FENBY - CARR
Institute at a symposium for jour-
EDDIE SCHICK
nalists.
WARNEY RUHL
In 1948, Israel's Arabs numbered
JOE ODDO
nearly 150,000 but by 1967 had in-
STEVE MOORE
creased to 400,000. "This is a popu-
lation growth s without precedent,
JERRY FENBY
matched only by the population ex-
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plosion of Hong Kong," said Prof.
WEDDINGS and PARTIES
Linder. "Not only is the Arab birth

rate much higher. but even their
mortality rate is lower than that of
the Jews," Prof. Linder added.
Jewish mortality rate is 6.7 per
1,000, while that of the Arabs is
only 6 per 1,000.

MISS JUDY ROBINSON

Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Robinson of
.Henley Dr., Huntington Woods, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Judy to Richard Bruce
Kepes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
Kepes of Lancaster Rd., Southfield.
Miss Robinson is a graduate of
the University of Michigan, where
she was an officer of Delta Phi
Epsilon Sorority. Mr. Kepes was
graduated from U. of M. and its
law schbol.
The couple will wed in July.

Oral Law Seminars
to Be a First for U.S.

NEW YORK (JTA) — A com-
mittee headed by Dr. Itzhak Rap-
hael, a member of the Israel Par-
liament, plans to organize assem-
blies for Torah She-b'al Peh (oral
law) in the U.S.•
For the past 13 years such as-
semblies have taken place in Is-
rael for the purpose of clarifying
problems brought about by modern
life. Their success created the idea
of organizing similar assemblies
in the U.S. with the participation
of local rabbis and scholars and
guests from Israel.
The first such assembly is sched-
uled to take place at the end of
this year.

Prof. MARVIN EISENBERG,
head of the art history depart-
ment at the University of Michi-
gan, will discuss the "Craft of
Early Italian Painting," March 24
at the Burton Elementary School,
under the auspices of the city of
Huntington Woods and the Hun-
tington Woods Art League. The
public is invited at no charge.

The chief rabbi of France, DR.
JACOB KAPLAN, - was recently

awarded the City of Paris medal
for "distinguished services to Paris,
its civilizations and culture." The
presentation was made by Didier
Delfour, president of the Municipal
Council, who traced Dr. Kaplan's
career from his wounding in the
Battle of Verdun in 1916. Baron
Alain de Rothschild; prasident of
the French Central Consistory, and
Israel Ambassador Asher Ben-
Natan attended.

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