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July 02, 1971 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-07-02

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Dr. Marvin Fox Resigns as Head of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College


NEW YORK (JTA)—Dr. Marvin
Pox has resigned his appointment
as chairman of the first full de-
partment of Judaic studies in the
ity University system at Brooklyn

Partially-Sighted Youth Get Large-Type Haftorot

College, charging interference in
academic affairs by a member- Of
the board of higher education, the
policy-making body for the univer-
sity system.

Japanese Firm to Sell in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Japan's
econd largest automobile manu-
facturers, the Nissan Co., has
agreed to market it Datsun cars,
trucks and buses in Israel in de-
fiance of the Arab League boy-
mott with which, allegedly, it
had hitherto complied.
The Japanese firm has entered
``unto partnership agreements with
Eisenberg Enterprises and the
Histadrut-owned "Noa" Co.
According to Arnold Forster,
general counsel of the Anti-
amation League of Bnai
th, the agency called upon
red Miller of Miller Imports,
Van Nuys, California, the largest
Datsun distributor on the West
Coast, to try to persuade Nissan
of the accuray of ADL's conten-
tion that there is "a tremendous
marketing opportunity" in Is-
rael. The Nissan company sub-
sequently authorized Miller and
a Nissan representative, to sur-
vey the automotive market in
Automobile sales experts esti-
mated a Datsun market in Israel
of more than 3,000 cars annually

within two or three years after
sales started.
Forster said that while Nissan
is turning its back on Arab boy-
cott threats, the Toyota motor
company "refuses to budge in its
admant refusal to consider Is-
rael as a market for its cars."

Acute Agency Shortage
of Infants for Adoption

However, informed sources at
the Brooklyn school told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that the resig-
nation by Dr. Fox would not affect
plans to open on schedule the new
department in September.
Dr. Fox, currently visiting pro-
fessor of philosophy at the ;Hebrew
University, on leave from Ohio
State University, accused board
member Herbert Berman, an at-
torney, of the interference.
Dr. Fox, a leading Orthodox
scholar, made his charge and
withdrew from the appointment in
a letter dated Feb. 16 to Brooklyn
College President John Kneller
and Dean Harry G. Albaum.
In his letter, Dr. Fox charged
that Berman "explicitly injected
himself into such matters as
selection of faculty and other
areas of academic policy." He
added that "to build a depart-
ment in haste, without proper
planning, development of a cur-
ricular master plan, survey of
needs and development of priori-
ties—to proceed only out of con-
cern for publicity, or even in
part out of such concern," he
asserted, was "unworthy of any
academic standards with which
I am familiar."
Berman had written that he had
not been able to impress on Dr.
Fox "sufficiently the need for im-
mediate and strong decisions" on
the new department which, he said,
"has been widely publicized" as a
"pilot program in the City Univer-
sity." He charged Dr. Fox with
"vacillation and indecision in the
fact of the urgency of the pro-

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish
Braille Institute held the unique
ceremony of SIYUM to mark the
completion of the 67 individual
Bar Mitzva Haftorah prophetic
readings in large type Hebrew and
English for partially-sighted youth.
The Haftorah in .Hebrew and
English Braille was completed
about five years ago.
"This is an important occasion,"
said Dr. Jacob Freid, executive
director of the institute, "because
it means that at long last the
partially-sighted or blind Jewish
child can fulfill his right to his
Bar Mitzva heritage."
Dr. Freid added that before the
founding of the Jewish Braille
Institute of America in 1931, it was
virtually impossible for Jewish
blind or partially-sighted children
to fulfill the requirements for Bar

The 67 Hebrew and English
Braille Maftirs, including the indi-
vidual Haftorah, were made possi-
ble by a grant of the sisterhood
affiliates of the Women's Branch
of the Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America.




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shortage of white Jewish infants
available for adoption has become
so acute that while the Jewish
Family and Children's Service
here continues to have an adop-
tion service, it is virtually inopera-
But the number of childless
couples seeking to adopt children
remains substantial, according to
Abraham Davis, executive direc-
tor of the agency. Currently, he
said, the JFCS has a waiting list
of at least 20 such couples. He
said that reports were correct that
the over-all lack of available white
children for adoption was due to
birth control, abortions and the
growing determination of unwed
to keep their infants.
Commercial Isolation mothers
In 1969, Davis said, 10 infants
is Feared by Israel
were placed and seven last year.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Finance Indications are that the agency
Minister Pinhas Sapir recently said will place only two infants this
that Israel faced the danger of year, he said. Discussing the fact
commercial isolation owing to the that more unmarried mothers want
rend toward the regional-political to keep their babies, he said there
organization of international trade. was now less stigma attached to
He said that if the trend con- an unmarried mother raising her
tinued, Israel could find itself with- child, with "a marked decrease in
out trading partners. Sapir pre- community and social pressure," Department of Agriculture asked
sented a survey to the Knesset by which makes it "much easier for for and is getting an Israeli expert
the Ministry of Commerce and In- the mother to care for her child." to help rehabilitate ailing farms in
dustry which he heads. He said
At the _same time, he said, agriculturally backward areas of I
international trade was becoming there is an ever-growing list of the South, notably Georgia and
a political rather than a commer- hard-to-place babies — those who Texas.
The man invited for the job is
s__I:ial matter. He conceded that are black, or interracial or handi-
( Israel's hopes of being admitted capped. He cited an estimate by- . Eytan Israeli, 'deputy director gen-
as a full member of the European the federal Children's Bureau than eral of the agriculture ministry,
*C ommon Market have been
black children await adop- who until a few months ago was
tion, plus another 60,000 children the ministry's chief official on the
He said that when Israel signed who are older and who have physi- West Bank. He left for the U.S.
its first preferential trade treaty cal handicaps and other problems. on June 15.
with the EEC last year it hoped
Deputy Agriculture Minister
-for ultimate membership "but this,
Yigal Drucker told the JTA that
to our regret, has not been the
Israeli was chosen because the
case." According to Sapir, the Ship Building Order
problems he handled for West
reason was that "there is little
HAIFA (ZINS) — Israel's ship- Bank farmers after the Six-Day
understanding for Israel's needs building industry here has entered War were similar to those facing
competitive bidding for the con- backward farmers in the southern
struction of 20 ships for Canada states. He will be in the U.S. for
Communications Facility at an estimated cost of $80,000,000, a month.
it was learned from well-informed
too Boost Direct Dialing
Ontario Texts Rated Poor
igRUSALEM (JTA)—Israel has sources.
A successful bid would depend
en its first step to hook up with
on Holocaust Treatment
8,international satellite communi- on arrangements that the ship-
TORONTO (JTA)—A recently
building concern could make with
cations system.
The $14,000,000, 15-story ground Israeli labor. If the work force is completed three-year evaluation of
tracking station is being construct- willing to make concessions, Israel high school textbooks used in the
ed by the General Telephone and might get the nod on this precedent- province of Ontario indicated that
Electronics International Systems making contract, which would pro- none of the books studied con-
Corp. The Export-Import Bank vide work for thousands of em- tained an "adequate" presenta-
tion of "one of the most atrocious
loaned Israel $1,575,000 for the ployes.
In the past, Israel chose to build chapters in the whole history of
The new facility will add 400 its ships in France, Norway or mankind"—the Nazi treatment of
international phone lines to Israel's Japan, because its own construc- Jews and other minorities.
The 130-page report of the
nmunications system. It now has tion costs at home were prohibi-
study, "Teaching Prejudice," was
, lines carried by the undersea tive.
A successful bid on the present prepared by Garnet McDiarmid
cable from Marseilles.
During the next six months, 50 tender would indicate that Israel and David Pratt of the Ontario
Israeli telephone subscribers will is now competitive in a new eco- Institute for Studies in Education
for submission to the Ontario Hu-
be able to direct-dial overseas nomic field.
man Rights Commission.
calls, and in five years all Israeli
overseas calls would be made by
It noted that of the 19 text-
Free Health Services
direct . dialing.
books surveyed, eight failed al-
together to mention Nazi persecu-
for. West Bankers
tion of minorities, nine were
Brooklyn Home-Hospital
judged poor in their coverage of
has extended what amounts to
- Plans 45,000,009 Wing
the topic and two were consid-
NEW- YORK (JTA)—The Meno- state health insurance to resi-
ered fair. None were deemed
rah^ Home and Hospital for the dents of the West Bank. Israeli
Aged in Brooklyn has announced
The authors wrote, "it is
- plans to erect a $5,000,000, five- ing free treatment and hospitali-
astonishing that this issue was
'story building to expand present zation to West Bankers and only
facilities of 526 beds. Frederick L. rarely ask the patients to con- not even mentioned in many texts,
.- Weisler, president, said the build- tribute to the cost of the treat- and that in many others purport-
ing,.. which will include improve- ment. In contrast, the Jordanian ing to deal with modern history it
_iment of present facilities, is ex- government prior to the Six-Day was treated so casually. In most
tVr required patients to pay a eases, the issue was disposed of
pected to increase bed capacity to
in a few sentences."
nearly 600.

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