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April 09, 1971 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-09

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Passover Reelections





Springer Urges • , THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
. Pharaoh must have sensed it• ir
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
Sioux City Hebrew School
when Moses appeared before him. iT
'l
ore
Israel
A
id
SIOUX CITY, Ia. (JTA) — The
The American Revolution began : Moses wasn't clad in military

k.—,

(Copyright 1971, JTA, Inc.)

with the battle of Lexington in the ;, uniform . . .
BERLIN (JTA)
Renewed ef-
spring,and the Israeli revolution in I Pharaoh was aghast! How could fort by the German government,
Egypt also occurred in the spring. such a powerless individual dare 1 industry and other elements in the
There's something about springto tell him, Pharaoh, the ruler of country to support the Jewish peo-
that makes you want to be free.
ple and Israel has been called for
CY •
who
h
Maybe it's because its the time
P
by Axel Springer, a leading West
of the year when you are not locked god himself, what to do?
German publisher. He stated that
But
Moses,
who
was
a
stammerer,
in your home. One can resign him-
the citizens of Germany, irrespec-
said,
"Let
my
people
go."
l
self perhaps to be a slave in -
tive of political leanings, demand
January and February but not in And Pharaoh did as Moses said.
that today's Germany should open-
April and May!
When Moses had gone, he ly embrace the Jewish causes and
The American Revolution had its changed his mind. He got out his I that of Israel.
midnight ride of Paul Revere and powerful chariots and started in
However, he noted the present
the Jews of Egypt also took a Pursuit, but they toppled over. The
West German government in-
Israelites just walked along and
midnight ride or walk-out.
creasingly expresses polite reti-
And Benjamin Franklin at the entered the Promised Land.
cence whenever the fate of the
Continental Congress in 1776 pro-
Jews and the existence of Israel
posed that the seal of the new T exas
are concerned. And industry, he
United States should bear an en- Iexas U. Editor
added, is not much better. When
graved picture showing the Is- Tells Effects of His
attempts are made for scientific
raelites escaping from - Pharaoh.
and engineering cooperation with
He saw a parallel to that and the M. E. News Blackout
Israeli institutions, the onpor-
American Revolution.
AUSTIN (JTA) — The editor of j tunities are often politely refused
the Daily Texan, the official stu- by German companies which
Passover is the festival of free- dent publication at the University
point out the traditional interests
dom. Just what is freedom?
of Texas, has defended a "mora- of the German economy in the
Some of the oriental Jews dur- torium" imposed in October 1970,
Arab countries.
ing the Passover holiday wear barring any editorial comment or
The comments were made in
clothes with extra large sleeves.
letters on the Middle East crisis connection with the difficulty ex-
Freedom is the ability to move in the daily campus newspaper.
perienced by Jews in emigrating
your arms about.
The editor, Andy Yemma. was from the Soviet Union and by what
Freedom also is the ability to interviewed by an associate editor Springer describes as the "neo-
move your bodies about. The right of the University Jewish Voice.
antisemitism" now found in eastern
also to move your body from one
Yemma gave two reasons for Europe. The statement appeared
country to anoiner. Russia does imposition of the moratorium "on in a recent issue of Die Welt, a
not approve of that. That is why guest viewpoints and letters to the leading national newspaper, and
Passover does not appeal to the editor" on the Middle East issue. charges that German politicans are
Kremlin.
One, he said, was that such offer- hesitant to criticize the Soviets due
Freedom also is the right to ings "were bogging down our to their hopes for an accommoda-
express your thoughts. Russia does pages," and thus "taking room tion with eastern Europe.
not like that too much either.
from local issues which we felt
However, Springer wrote, the



Freedom, however, is not a ticket
to violence. Recently we have been
hearing defenders of violence
pointing to the Boston Tea Party
as justifying them. A group of
American revolutionists, headed
by Samuel Adams, tossed the
British tea into the harbor. That
was violence to be sure, but it
must be remembered that the
Americans had no alternative.
They could not elect representa-
tives to Parliament. They had no
vote and no other means of
changing the situation. In America,
the people have the vote. People
are supposed to toss their ballots
-in the polling booths, not toss
bombs.

were more important in a campus opposite is true. There are no
newspaper."
tangible signs of any concession
He indicated that the other from the east and Russia keeps
reason was that the campus daily right on strengthening her positions
"seemed to be caught in the west and east of Suez and stirs up
middle of the whole situation. the Arab fire against Israel. "Rec-
The Arab students complained onciliation between Germans and
that the Daily Texan was pro- Jews is not a task to be discharged
Israel; those on the side of the merely through correct diplomatic
Israelis complained the paper relations with Israel," Springer
was pro-Arab. We tried to point stated. "It is not work which can
succeed through neutrality; in the
out the fallacies on both sides
but instead we were just catch- case of Israel, the German engage-
ing a lot of flak we didn't de- ment must be clearer."
Springer pointed to the increased
serve."
number of Germans, especially
In reply to a question, Yemma
young people. visiting Israel as
said the Texan was "still neutral" proof of the deep interest in that
on the Middle East, expressing country and its future. "They form
the view that both Israel and the a stream which would be far, far
The amazing thing about Moses Arabs had been "wrong at times greater if more public funds were
is how he accomplished the emanci- and neither side is really to blame devoted to their cause," he con-
pation of his people. He didn't do in the situation."
tinued. He said that it would be
He added that he felt that, "by a fatal mistake if this important
any bombing. The 600,000 Jews of
Egypt didn't have one gun. They and large, I think most students work were to be set aside. Spring-
don't care, except, of course, the
had no power.
er, who has been long known for
There is no disputing that power Arab and pro-Israeli students."
his support of the Jewish people,
can change things, but power can
concluded his statement by ob-
be self-destructive and _deceiving.
serving that an important part of
The Egyptians .had' too much power
the concept of German interest in
for their own good. Then as today; NEW YORK — How do you the Jews is that "Israel's enemies
Israel for all of its military thank God for a strawberry pop- cannot be our friends and that
strength today has no comparable sicle? What kind of a brakha there is no room for tactics in the
power to the Arabs. There are (blessing) do you recite before face of morality."
subtler forces to draw upon, that partaking of a matzo ball or pie a
those with too much power never la mode?
Since thanks to the Creator in Indaizing' of Old City
know about.
very short Hebrew blesings is us-
ually expressed in specific food Hit in Vatican Paper
Student-Directed Course categories (fruit of the tree, fruit NEW YORK (ZINS) — An ar-
on Jewish Problems Set of the earth, varieties of susten- ticle published in Osservatoro
- Washington University ance, etc.), what kind of brakha Romano charging Israel with
SEATTLE (JTA) — A student- is recited when eating an ice "Judaizing the Holy City" of Jeru-
directed course on contemporary cream sandwich—a combination salem is assumed to reflect the
Jewish problems is being offered of foods? Do you thank God first Vatican position, according to
in the 1971 spring quarter at the for the cracker (grain) or the ice highly placed UN diplomats here.
Israel's housing plans for the
University of Washington.. It is cream (a catch all formula — a
being offered through the division `thank you' to God who has cre- Old City and its environs apparent-
ly provoked pro-Arab circles in
of general and interdisciplinary ated everything)?
These and other questions
the Vatican to launch a political
studies, a special university office
which helps students organize cour- were posed to Hebrew day offensive against the Jewish state.
school students at a unique They intend to revive the plan
ses not available in the general uni-
"Brakhos Bee" sponsored by the for internationalizing Jerusalem, as
versity curriculum.
The five-credit course is available National Conference of Yeshiva envisaged in the UN partition
for under-graduate and graduate Principals—an affiliate of Torah Resolution of 1948.
Although the Israeli author-
programs. Officials said that stu- Umesorah, the National Society
ities have withheld public com-
dents will determine the course for Hebrew day schools. Mod-
ment, many observers reacted
time, textbooks, assignments, out- eled after the traditional spell-
sharply, reminding the world
side speakers, topics and grading. ing bee, the "Brakhos Bee" used
that, during the last 19 years,
Proposed topics include Soviet the spelling bee approach in a
while Jerusalem 'was occupied
Jewry, assimilation in the United number of Hebrew day schools
by Jordanian forces, Jews were
States, the relevance of the syna- in the New York City area to
select individual school cham-
gogue, anatomy of the Jewish es-
barred from the Western Wall,
tablishment and Jewish education. pions and then borough cham-
all Jewish religious sites were
Arthur Rosenbaum, one of the pions.
decimated, and neither the Pope
course organizers, said he hoped
Citywide champions were crown- nor the Vatican ever issued the
the enrollees would push for per- ed before a select audience of mildest of protests.
manent Judaica courses.
school champions, educators and
Furthermore, the article included
a panel of judges. rabbis and many falsehoods and distortions
If all errors were clearly stated, scholars who were chosen because and repeated the libel that Israel

Friday, April 9, 1971-23

Shows Community Spirit

of this city have formed a coun-
Jewish community of Sioux City, cil to coordinate the activities of
which recently began its second four youth organizations.
In recent weeks, members went
century as an organized body, has
established its first community- to Winnebago to discuss with the
wide united Hebrew school, under Indians there a proposal for help-
the auspices of the local Jewish ing them establish a coffee house.
Federation.
At the federation's annual din-
Holiday Greetings
ner, David S. Serling, president,
cited other evidence of vitality in
this Jewish community which num-
bers only 1,150.

It's Nice
To Deal With
Joe Slatkin's

"Our youth groups have begun
to coordinate and have joined to-
gether in several of their activi-
ties," he reported. "In other re-
spects our community has moved
closer together. There have been
joint meetings of the adult groups
of our religious institutions. Our
lay people have given the United
Jewish Campaign strong leader-
ship, working in close cooperation
at every level."
"Fund-raising efforts of all or-
ganizations have been given strong
united support by the entire com-
munity."

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