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July 02, 1971 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-07-02

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Max -Fisher Heads Agency's Board;
JA Faces $487 Million Deficit Budget

`Brotherhood' Name of New Periodical
Published by Jerusalem Arabs and Jews

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A deficit
His points were: a reconstitution
budget of $487,415,935 for fiscal of Jewish life aboard, using among
JERUSALEM — The inhabitants
1971-72 was proposed to the Jewish other things the mass communica-
Agency's founding assembly. The tions media; subsidies for Jewish of Jerusalem have a new forum
budget will be administered by the camps that are "truly Jewish in for exchange of ideas between
40-member board of governors character" and for free Jewish Arabs and Jews with the publica-
elected to serve as the supreme universities and Jewish commues;
policy-making body of the expand- Zionist leadership in Jewish day tion of the first issue of a Hebrew-
ed Jewish Agency between meet- schools throughout the Unit e d Arabic periodical called "Brother-
ings of the assembly.
States; the recasting of Jewish hood."
The board of governors elected textbooks to free them from the
Published by the Adult Educa-
as its first chairman Max Fisher of East European heritage and adapt
Detroit, chairman of the United them to the real experience of the tion Center of the Hebrew Uni-
versity of Jerusalem, the period-
Israel Appeal and president of the diaspora.
(Pincus bitterly assailed two ical is written by students of the
Council of Jewish Federation and
Welfare Funds in the United States. prominent American Reform rabbis Arab-Hebrew cultural project, con-
Detroiter Paul Zuckerman was who have denounced Zionist bodies ducted by the center at the Ecce
elected a member of the 11-man which they said "openly and offi- Homo Convent of the Sisters of
cially embrace America's most Zion Order in the Old City.
board of governors.
The new budget exceeds antici- reactionary politicians who would
The 85-page publication, distrub-
sated income. The budget and fi- betray Israel overnight if it suited
uted mainly to former and pres-
ance committee noted in its their purposes."
(In lashing out at Rabbi Roland ent students at ulpan (intensive
budge t resolution that it was
B.
Gittelsohn, immediate past pres- language course), appeared on the
"compelled to eliminate a number
of important and vital items" and ident of the Central Conference of occasion of the graduation of the
that it was "concerned that insuf- American Rabbis; and Rabbi David center's fourth class of East and
ficient funds are available to satisfy Polish, his successor; Pincus in West Jerusalemites. A total of
all of the essential needs which effect argued that whatever means 1,000 inhabitants of Jerusalem —
come within purview of the activity were used to ensure Israel's sur- some 700 Arabs and 300 Jews —
vival were justified by the ends. have studied Hebrew and Arabic,
of the Jewish Agency."
(Pincus angrily rejected the respectively, under the auspices of
The resolution authorized the
board of governors to "make such charge that Israel stifled dissent. the center since the ulpan began
changes in the budget during the "If the (pro-Moscow Rakach) Com- a few months after the Six-Day
course of the fiscal year as it munists and Haolam Hazeh mem- War. The project is sponsored by
bers sit in the Israeli Parliament, Yad Avi Hayishuv (the Rothschild
deems necessary."
Addressing the assembly, former don't come and teach the. Israelis Foundation.)
Premier David Ben-Gurion predict- what the right of dissent is" he
This year saw a record num-
ed peace with Egypt during the said).
ber of 400 students — 250 Arabs
next decade. He said he based his
and 150 Jews. Those finishing
Veracity is the heart of morality.
optimism on the growing number
—T. H. Huxley. the seven-month language course,
of Egyptian university graduates
who, he hoped, would direct their THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, July 2, 1971 9
country's energies toward nation-
building rather than war.
The board of governors decided
to convene three times a year. The
next meeting was scheduled for
the end of August. It was also de-
cided to convene the next session
of the Jewish Agency's assembly
in December, 1972. T h e Jewish
Agency Executive was authorized
to handle all current issues be-
tween formal meetings of the board
of governors and the general as-
sembly.
Zionist General Council Urged
to Aid Day Schools Aboard
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Zion-
ist General Council was urged to-
day to establish a fund to provide
loans for Jewish day schools
aboard.
The proposal was made by Moshe
Krone, head of the J e wish
Agency's department of Torah
education in Diaspora, who said
the fund should be maintained
jointly by the Israeli government
and the World Zionist Organiza-
tion, in cooperation with Jewish
bodies throughout the world.
According to Krone, 2,000 Jew-
ish teachers are needed every year
only 300 Were being supplied.
vIle said Jewish leaders in the Dia-
spora must adjust the conventional
order of priorities in the appro-
priation of community funds to
allow sufficient money for. Jewish
day schools and to pay teachers
reasonable salaries.
Jewish Agency chairman Louis
Pincus urged Jewish communities
aboard to give top priority to Jew-
ish education. Pincus said "Where-
as previously the construction of
ospitals or old-age homes may
..>
ave occupied pride of place, today
it belongs to Jewish education."
He said that equal emphasis
should be given to the content of
Jewish education and how to main-
tain the unique status of Judaism
in a multi-cultural society.
- Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, a
member of the Jewish Agency ex-
eclitive in New York, proposed that
the World Zionist Organization
establish a "think tank" to de-
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180 Arabs and '70 Jews, received
their diplomas. Prizes were also
given to students who had
shown outstanding devotion and
comradeship.

who has studied Herbrew at the
project since its inception and is
the chairman of the Hebrew-Arab
ulpan students committee.
"Brotherhood" ("Achwa" in He-
brew, "Uhuma" in Arabic) is the
first bi-lingual magazine of its kind
ever to appear in Jerusalem. It
has been planned for the last six
months and is edited by a staff
of four Arabs, two Jews, and a
French Dominican priest. The ed-
itor is Kalman Yaron, director
of the Adult Education Center.

Among the activities of the past
year have been several cultural
and social programs, as well as
joint excursions through Israel.
The graduation, a garden party
on the torch-lit roof of the Ecce
Homo Convent, was a colorful
event attended by close to 400
persons. Entertainment by student
groups included music by a Fran-
ciscan student orchestra and Is-
There is no description equal in
raeli hora . . . and Arabic debka difficulty to a description of one-
dances.
self, and certainly none in profi-
Among those seated on the dais tableness.—Montaigne.
were Mere Marie-Bruno, Mother
Superior of the Ecce Homo Con-
vent; Mrs. Ruth Dayan, president
of the "Pact of the Sons of Shem,"
an organization of Israeli Jews
and Arabs; and Dr. John N.
Tleel, a personality in the Greek
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