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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-23

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18—Mdsy, April 23, 1971

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Although Ministries Are Being Abandoned,

Author Denies That Religion is Dying

Are men of the cloth — of all
faiths--abandoning religious roles?
Mrs. Laile E. Bartlett, wife of a
minister, in "The Vanishing Par-
son," a Beacon Press book, among
other things states:
"While enrollments at Protestant
and Jewish seminaries are now in
the rise, recruits at Catholic semi-
naries are falling, off drastically.
Though more students are entering
Protestant and Jewish seminaries
than ever before — the largest
graduating class in the history of
Hebrew Union College in Cincin-
nati, 1970—a minority of them say
they plan to enter the parish
ministry."
There are a few other relevant
comments about the rabbis and
the rabbinate. Mrs. Bartlett
writes: "Prof. Robert Katz of
Hebrew Union College says the
rabbi wants to know whether
there is a future for him in a
new society which is 'rational,
experimental and non-parochial.'
Is there a place for the syna-
gogue in. a Jewish community
replete with its own competing

.social welfare agencies, let alone
the ,Oommunity Chest and Red
Cross?"

Furthermore, she states: " 'How
relevant is the rabbi,' says Prof.
Katz, 'in a society impatient with
the past, when his basic claim to
being heard lies in interpreting
classic Jewish tradition? Who
needs him, now that Jewish and
American identification are so
compatible? when so many Jews
nominally affiliate with the syna-
gogue and so few take part in its
worship?"
And so the able author has made
a deep study of the question—why
the theological student leaves the
pulpit. She has probed the prob-
lems of many churches and has
retained faith that a new day
will be on the way, that after all
the issues of defections, divorces,
new marriages, new ministries,
will have been faced and solved
there will be a reawakening.
"Religion is being redistributed
and rearranged," Mrs. Bartlett
believes, and she rejects the sug-
gestion that religion is dying.

Israel's Justice Cohn Puts 'Trial,
Death of Jesus' Into Perspective

In "The Trial and . Death of the Jewish and Roman laws and
sus" (Harper and Row) Haim customs of the times.
By placing the trial of Jesus
an, justice of the Supreme
urt of Israel and • a member of within the context of known legal,
political and religious procedures,
r me Permanent- Court of Arbitra- Justice Cohn is able to recon-
tion at the Hague, concludes that struct the events of the trial as
rather -than pressing for the death they may have really happened.
of Jesus, the Jewish authorities He examines the relationship be-
tried to save him from execution. tween the Jews and the Romans,
To be published April 28, the the reputation of Jesus as a healer
book examines the trial of Jesus in and his reception by the 'multi-
light of information available in tude,' the jurisdiction of Jewish
neutral and reliable sources about and Roman laws, the Roman
method of trial and punishment
COLPA Acting on Policy and the political, religious and
ideological motivations that would
of Post Office Toward
have entered into the trial.
The author then examines his
Sabbath Observers
findings in the perspective of
NEW YORK (JTA) — The U.S.
District Court for the Eastern Dis- later sources, such as the Acts
trict of Virginia recently ruled of the Apostles, the Epistles of
Paul, New Testament Apro-
that the U.S. Post Office does not
crypha, Talmud, Midrash, Fla-
have to arrange its work sched-
ule-. so as to give Saturday as a vius Josephus and Tacitus. He
ff to one who requested it on demonstrates that the "perver-
ds of religious observance. sion of justice" traditionally as-
cribed to the trial itself must
ius Berman, president of the t more truthfully be attributed to
ri,
cra the aftermath of the trial —
aid that namely, the prejudice and per-
ose contact secutions of the centuries.
workers in the
Justice Cohn was appointed to
se for the past few
as part of our Sabbath ob- the Israel Supreme Court in 1960.
He has represented the state on
server program."
the UN Commission on Human
Berman said that COLPA is Rights and served as attorney
gathering data in connection with general of Israel from 1950 to
a coordinated, judicial, legislative 1960. His articles have appeared
and administrative program to es- in magazines in Israel, Paris, Mex-
tablish rules requiring an accom- ico and the United States, and he
modation throughout the Post Of- is the author of "Faith and Free-
fice Department.
dom," published in Germany.

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IT'S A FACT

By 1971, the Technion had granted
11,025 BA degrees,
1840 masters and
351 doctorates —
2704 graduates
had been granted
the diploma of Engineer:

Both Hebrew and
Arabic are official
languages in Israel —in
Parliament and in
the court3; on stamps,
coins and bank notes.
Summaries of 5urpreme
Court decisions are issued
, in Arabic for Arab lawyers,

People Make News

Samuel Lawrence Brenn-
glass of New York has been
named the . recipient of the 1971
Kether Shem Tov ("Crown of the
Good Name") •'"
Award of t h e
Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Con-
gregations of
America UOJCA
President Jo-
seph Karasick
announced. The
award, in t h e
form of a silver w.
replica of a
Brennglass
Torah Crown
above an engraved plaque given
for "outstanding national leader-
ship and service to the Jewish

Rock Hero Dylan
`Turned On' by JDL

Rock singer and composer Bob
Dylan, poet laureate of the New
Left, is a mysterious figure,- and
rumors about his activities fill rock
music magazines. Lately, rumors
are that the former Robert Zim-
merman has taken an interest in
Judaism.
In a recent issue of Rolling
Stone, rock magazine, there is a
claim by the Jewish Defense
League that "Dylan was one of
their active supporters, actually
sending them money under the
name of Abraham Zimmerman."
Creem, a local rock magazine,
reports : "Bob Dylan . . . the
mightyman is reportedly taking
Hebrew lessons. Figure that one
out."
On a recent visit here, the JDL's
Rabbi Meir Kahane said that Dylan
was not a contributor. -- He said
Dylan stopped by_ the JDL office in
New York and talked with Kahane,
who reports Dylan as calling the
JDL "the first Jewish group that
turned him on."
Kahane met up with Dylan later
in a television studio. "Dylan said
he would like to help, but as of
yet has not," Kahane said, adding
that Dylan was studying Hebrew
with a rabbi in the Queens.
—D. S.

L.I. Student Programs
to Be Aided With Grant

NEW YORK (JTA) — A grant
of $9,500 for innovative student
programs on Long Island - cam-
puses has been approved by the
board of the new Jewish Associa-
tion for College Youth, which pre-
viously allocated initial grants to-
taling $12,500 for Jewish student
groups, the agency reported. Mar-
tin Blumenthal, board president,
said the new grant will be ad-
ministered by the metropolitan of-
fices of Hillel Foundations. The
grant will aid development of free
university courses, establishment
of a Hebrew House at one of the
Long Island colleges and encour-
agement of experimental efforts
to interpret Jewish festival cele-
brations through various media
arts. JACY is an independent sub-
vention agency set up by the Fed-
eration of Jewish Philanthropies.

Expert to Air Pollution
Before Single Parents

The next regular meeting of
Parents Without Partners is sched-
uled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Jewish Center. Speaker will be
Ben Baskin, supervisor of engi-
neering, Wayne County Air Pollu-
tion Control Division. Guests are
welcome.

LIFE-SAVING KEYS
Cancers of six sites — breast,
colon-rectum, lung, oral cavity,
skin, and uterus—offer the great-
est opportunities for saving lives.
Preventive action, early diagnosis
and prompt treatment are the life-
saving keys, says the American
Cancer Society.

community," will be presented at
the UOJCA annual national dinner,
May 23 at the New York ;Hilton.
* *.
DAN S. ROSENBERG and S. P.
GOLDBERG, both key social wel-
fare service executives, have been
promoted to newly created posts
as assistant directors of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations and Wel-
fare Funds, it was announced by
Philip Bernstein, CJF executive
vice president.
* * *
Governor FRANK LICHT of
Rhode Island will be the principal
speaker at the Yeshiva University
Heritage Dinner Sunday at the
New York Hilton Hotel. The din-
ner will honor industrialists ROB-
ERT BELSKY of Holyoke, Mass.;
WOLF REICHARD of Manhattan
and attorney ABRAHAM S. GUT-
ERMAN of Mamaroneck, N.Y.,
who will be presented the Heri-
tage Award.
* *
Wayne State University board
of governors approved the appoint-
ment of Dr. JOHN M. DORSEY as
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
in the School of Medicine at Wayne
State University. Dr. Dorsey, a
distinguished member of the WSU

faculty for more than 30 years,
will retire from his current duties
as University Professor July 1.
* * *
JEAN ROSENTHAL, president
of the executive committee of the
United Jewish Appeal of France,
is in the U.S. for a week's visit in
which he is to participate in sev-
eral top-level campaign meetings
of the UJA.
* * *
Seven new members, including
the first Iranian and the first
South African were elected to the
Weizmann Institute's board of gov-
ernors, the Hebrew University an-
nounced. The Iranian, ABRAHAM
F. RAD, is a prominent industrial-
ist who divides his time between
Tel Aviv and Teheran. Justice I. A.
MAISELS, from South Africa, is
very active in Jewish life, in addi-
tion to his legal career. He is cur_
rently chairman of the South
African Zionist Federation.

'71 DODGES

DART!
DIAMPITL,
CHARGER!
„qtAitk
a-
POLARA!
qViapit"

Group of 100 Launches
Heavy Aliya Season

NEW YORK — A group of
more than 100 persons, mainly pro-
fessionals, businessmen and their
families, departed on the S.S.
Anna. Maria to settle in Israel.
"This sailing launches the heavy
Aliya season as we know it," said
Col. Nachum Golan, national di-
rector of the Israel Aliya Center.
There will be groups going on
Aliya by ship from May through
October. Some of these departures
will be carrying 400 olim.
In North America, Aliya activ-
ities are under the auspices of the
Israel Aliya Center, which main-
tains 13 offices in the U.S. and
Canada. Michigan is serviced by
the office in Cleveland.

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