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May 07, 1971 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-05-07

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Couple Plants Kennedy Forest Grove

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Friday, May 7, 1971-15

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Dr. and Mrs. Philip Hertz of Vernon Ave., Huntington Woods,

while in Israel, dedicated a grove of trees in the Kennedy Forest in
memory of Dr. Hertz' mother, Sadie Hertz Miller, who died last
October. Shown are the Hertzes and Gad Baler (right), a JNF repre-
sentative. Mrs. Hertz is JNF chairman for Detroit Hadassah.

JDL Vandalism of Rabbis" Offices
Compared to `Stormtrooper Tactics'

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NEW YORK (JTA)—Major Jew- Workmen's Circle and National the American Cancer Society.

ish organizations condemned the Council of Jewish Women, the
invasion last week of the Manhat- JDL's invasion was termed "a
tan offices of the New York Board senseless act" and compared to
of Rabbis by members of the Jew- "stormtrooper tactics.
The statement asserted: "The
ish Defense League, and called on
the total Jewish community to New York Board of Rabbis feels
it is time to call a halt to such
repudiate them.
In a statement issued by the terrorist activities."
Twenty-one JDL members in-
New York Board of Rabbis and
endorsed by top officials of the vaded the board's offices and
American Jewish Committee, also forced their way into the
American Jewish Congress, Anti- office of Rabbi Harold IL Gor-
,Defamation League of Bnai Brith, don, executive vice president,
following the transfer of 26-year-
old JDL member Avrum Hersh-
kovitz from the Manhattan Fed-
eral House of Detention to the
Lewistown (Pa.) Federal Peni-
tentiary.
JDL General Counsel Bertram
Zweibon
said the JDLers entered
JERUSALEM (JTA)—President
Anwar Sadat's dismissal of Vice the offices to demand that "the
President Aly Sabry, announced board make sure that Hershkowitz
in Cairo Sunday night, caught Is- be permitted to maintain his sta-
raeli political circles by surprise. tus as an Orthodox Jew in the
Sabry, who was named one of penitentiary."
Zweibon charged that the "acti-
Egypt's two vice presidents last
Oct. 31 when Sadat succeeded the vities of the New York Board of
Rabbis with regard to Jewish
prisoners is worthless; they do
absolutely nothing and maintain
minimal contact at a time when
they could be of great influence."
A spokesman for the board of
rabbis stated that it had informed
the JDL on a number of occasions
that "JDL has no right to demand
that the board take responsibility
for JDL's illegal actions." Accord-
ing to the statement by the board,
the JDLers were removed from
the board's premises by police one
hour after having entered it, leav-
ing "our offices in shambles and
our staff terrorized."
Damage was estimated "into
thousands," papers and files were
strewn about, equipment demo-
ALY SABRY
lished, phone wires ripped out and
late President Gamal Abdel Nas- irreplaceable religious books dam-
ser, was generally regarded as aged, the statement added.
sympathetic to the Soviet Union
The 21 JDLers were arraigned
and deeply hostile to the United April 29 on charges of illegal tres-
States. .
pass.
Foreign ministry sources said
In a surprise move by federal
that they didn't think Sabry's ouster agents, Hershkovitz was suddenly
was planned as a conciliatory transferred from the house of
gesture toward the United States detention, where he had been serv-
on the eve of Secretary of State ing a five-year prison term on
William P. Rogers' first visit to charges of falsifying his passport,
Cairo.
to the Lewistown Penitentiary.
But ministry circles admitted
The move was described by a
that while Sadat may have been high JDL official as "part of the
planning to get rid of Sabry for government's campaign to exert
some time, he chose the opportune pressure on the JDL" and its
moment to make it appear to be
attempt "to make lawyers, wife
a pro-American gesture.
Observers here noted that and friends inaccessible to Hersh-
Sabry was dismissed brusquely kovitz."
Zweibon said Judge John Bar-
and was not even offered the
tels, who meted out the five-
chance of a dignified resignation.
year sentence to Hershkovitz,
The 50--year-old Egyptian poli-
had promised his lawyers he
tician was one of the officers who
would be kept in the Manhattan
seized power from King Farouk
detention center to enable them
under Nasser's leadership in
to confer with the prisoner when-
1952.
ever necessary.
He served Nasser as minister
Zweibon added that 'it is very
of state for presidential affairs,
premier, vice president and seme-, rare that the government moves a
net-- .--so quickly - 'after sen-
tab, general of Atte •Arabi-S
Union, Egypt's only political party. tence."

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HARRY THOMAS

Lipset Estimates Quarter of Ivy League Profs Jews

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)—Twenty-
five per cent of Ivy League school
professors are Jews, noted Dr.
Seymour Lipset, professor of gov-
ernment and sociology at Harvard
University, while speaking before
a division of the 1971 Allied Jewish
Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund
campaign here.
Dr. Lipset discussed the role of
the Jew in the academic commu-
nity, pointing out that this figure
represents a tremendous change
since 1945, when Jewish presence
in the academic community was
small because of overt anti-
Semitism.
He said, "the largest concentra-
tion of Jews is in the two major
free professional fields, medicine
and law, "because these areas are
prestigious and least subject to the

.......

prejudices and whims of employ-
ers. Dr. Upset explained Jewish
activity in academia as being a
product of Jewish culture.

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