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Sabbath Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the 14th day of Elul, 5731, the following scriptural selections will
be read in our synagogues:
Pentateuclzel portion, Deu.t. 21:10-25:19. Prophetical portion, Isaiah 54:1-55:5.
Candle lighting, Friday, Sept. 3, 6:44 p.m.
September 3, 1971
Threats and Defense: U.S. Jewry's Role
King Hussein still speaks the same lan- the heading:. "Fund Raising Goals Not
guage as the terrorist leaders who have been Reached: Jewish Agency Forced to Cut
ousted by him from his domains.
He was interviewed by the Beirut news-
The report shows that income in 1967
paper Al Nahar and he said he would
allow was $346,000,000; that it dropped to $178,
guerrillas to op erate from Jordan "within the 000,000 in 1968; grew again
framework of a pan-Arab military strategy" in 1969 and to $258,000,000 in 1970; and
in a combined effort to "take on Israel. -
that while the target for 1971 was $600,000,-
It's the old story: a desire for unity only 000, the projected income now expected for
when it relates to the common task of destroy- this year will be $350,000,000.
ing Israel. But in all other ways they just can't
Thus, the Jewish Agency, burdened with
new immigration and absorption problems,
It's the same language as was spoken and with the poverty among Orientals in
by Hussein's antagonist, Ahmed Shukairy, the Israel, must cut its $600,000,000 budget b
ousted Palestine Liberation Organization lead- $184,000,000-30 per cent—thus affectin
er, who, on the occasion of the publication of resettlement programs and the many Israe 1
his memoirs in Lebanon, told the Norwegian housing, education and health needs.
World Jewry must be guided by th e
"They accused me of damaging the Arab in-
external threats to Israel as well as the
terests because of my demand to cast all the Jews
internal needs, and there must be full recog
of Palestine into the sea . I spoke the truth. My
nition of obligations to protect Israel from
view was the view of all the Arab states. I won't
attacks by enemies as well as threats to the
take back my opinion.
Prof. Melvin I. Urofsky of the State University of New York at
Israel economy that may result from lac k Albany
"After June 1967 they tarred me with accu•
views Louis D. Brandeis as one of the great reformers in
of funds to operate the humanitarian needs , politics and economics, and he includes the late Supreme
sations that IF was one of the causes for the defeat
P rogressivism, Z on st
Activities Reviewed in Biography
of the Arab armies. They said that because of me,
world opinion condemned the Arabs.
"I never made a political statement without
getting the approval of Nasser beforehand. So why
do they never criticize Nasser and always hurl the
charges only against me?"
tice's Zionist devotions among his reformist ideologies. In "A Mind of
What has happened on an internationa 1 One Piece — Brandeis and American
scale, forcing Israel's dollar devaluation Reform," published by Scribner's, he has
must also be taken into consideration in a ' outlined the basic contributions Brandeis
people's aim not to permit the destructio n had made to American jurisprudence
of its kinsmen's homeland. We must view and he shows the extent of his influence
These facts should not be hidden. It's the new economic aspects in Israel with a upon American economic planning.
the old story: Hussein can thank his lucky sense of confidence that an administration
Dr. Urofsky drew upon the many
stars that there is an Israel border to protect that is always faced with serious challenges court cases in which Brandeis figured
his kingship, but ideologically he is linked on the world's monetary market will know to emphasize his role as a reformer.
with Shukairy, who aims to cast all the Jews how to overcome difficulties.
He drew upon a remark by Paul Freund
into the sea. Hussein himself had said only
Brandeis had "a mind of one piece"
Nevertheless, even in this regard there that
three weeks ago, in an interview with the devolves a duty upon Jews everywhere to for the title of his book.
French daily Le Monde: "We are still looking think in terms of elevating Israel's status
Besides outlining Brandeis' life
for those Fidayun who will fight in Pales- in the economic sphere.
story and analyzing his historic opinions,
tine and not elsewhere. I consider that any
There must be no let-down in whatever the author alo points to the attitudes
peace under present conditions would be tasks are undertaken to encourage invest- of Brandeis' associates toward him. One
equivalent to a capitulation. We must first ments in Israel—most of them have proven of his antagonists was his associate on
of all unite the Arab ranks and agree on sound through the years—and to help in- the high court, Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland, who is quoted
a joint political strategy capable of deterring crease Israel's exports. The latter can be by Dr. Urofsky as having said: "My, how I detest that Man'-s 'ideas.
the enemy from annexing the territories assisted through the "Buy Israel Products" But he is one of the greatest technical lawyers I have ever-- •known. -
conquered in June 1967." drives which have attained new status as a
"Louis Brandeis," Prof. Urofsky wrote, "had become a- patron
The threatening Arab bombasts should result of trade fairs that have been con- saint to reformers of many shades by the time of his death, on Oct.
be welcome in all quarters. They assure our ducted by the Zionist organizations and are 5, 1941. His ideals, his character, his faith in democracy, .1iis effec-
knowing exactly what is in the minds of now undertaken by the American Zionist tiveness, his own example of a 'free life' had inspired iii:6/1- and women
Israel's enemies. What they say should serve Federation. And while there is that great for more than four decades."
an especially desirable purpose: it should obligation to make the United Jewish Ap-
It is as a "reformer of reformers," as a "progr . essive of proges
increase the solidarity vitally needed in Jew- peeal—the major beneficiary of our Allied sives,"
that Brandeis is viewed in this study of a great
ish ranks to protect Israel in time of need. Jewish Campaign—our chief philanthropic
There is a warning to all of us in the concern, we must assist the Israel Bond
In the chapter "The Progressive as Zionist," Dr. Urofsky pro-
saber-rattling of Hussein and Shukairy, in drives as extensively as possible.
vides a thorough review of the great jurist's role as a builder of a
the threats from Cairo, Damascus and Beirut.
The duties are apparent, and we retain strong American Zionist movement. He provides data regarding the
There also is a warning in the reports the feeling that the dedication of American early Zionist activities of the Supreme Court justice, his evaluation
about the results of the 1971 campaigns to Jewry will be eaually evident for the fulfill- of Zionism as consistent with Americanism, his ideas regarding struc-
tural processes and pioneering and investment efforts. He reviews
assure secNrity for Israel's economic posi- ment of needs that are so dependent
upon the struggle that developed with Dr. •Chaim Weizmann and Brandeis'
A Keren Hayesod report summarizing our participation in tasks that call for Ameri- defeat
at the Zionist convention in 'Cleveland, in 1921, by the Weizmann
income for the past few years appeared under can Jewry's interest and generosity,
forces, by a vote of 171 to 153.
A Screen That Bars Arab-Israel Talks
Satellite communications agreements
were signed by Israel and several Arab states
—in an atmosphere of silence! The usual pro-
cedure when international decisions are made
is for those signing accords of mutual interest
to express a word of greeting, to shake hands,
to display pleasantness that there can be
amity among nations. Not when Arabs meet
Israelis! Then there is a hushing of all inter-
change of ideas, and enforcement of enmity.
This has been evident on many occasions.
Some time ago, when an Israeli was to debate
with an Arab on a television program, a bar-
rier was erected. There was a screen between
them. The Israeli wanted to confront the
Arab; the latter insisted upon separation.
This also was the occasion in our own
community some months ago, when a Cran-
brook seminar in which Jews and Arabs par-
ticipated was marked by an isolation: the
Arabs would not sit with an Israeli. The lat-
ter made his appearance after the Arabs had
left. The Arabs consented to sit with a Detroit
Jew, but not with an Israeli.
It was at the Cranbrook seminar that a
State Department official, David T. Morrison,
conceded that: "It was the Arabs who
threatened to throw the Israelis into the sea
Under such conditions, when neighbors
who also are remote kinsmen can't sit to-
gether to discuss mutual needs, is it any won-
der that peace is a bit remote? But the Israelis
are pressing for communication with those
with whom they have signed a mutual satel-
lite communications agreement. Hope lives
eternally in the hearts of the genuine peace
In his analysis of the Brandeis views on Zionism and his accom-
plishments in the movement, Dr. Urofsky states:
"The important point of his Zionism is that he carried out his
leadership in the best of progressive traditions, capitalizing on all
he had learned in previous battles. In sum, Zionism was a reform.
Brandeis studied the data, organized his followers, decided not only
on an ideal solution, but also on one that could be practicably achieved,
and then he set out to achieve it. During the years that he headed the
American Zionists, Brandeis acted just as he had when he had led
his backers to defeat the New Haven merger or to push through sav-
ings bank life insurance. He brought to bear not only the same outlook,
but adopted essentially the same. tactics. His motto, constantly repeated,
was Money, Members, Discipline. In August 1914, there were 12,000
enrolled members in the Federation of American Zionists; by the 1919
convention, membership lists totaled 177,000. From an annual budget of
$12,150, Brandeis expanded Zionist activities into enterprises involving
millions. Aided by his friendship with Wilson and other important
members of the administration, he managed to enlist the government's
help for Zionist efforts to relieve war distress. The Balfour Declaration
and San Remo convention were due in part to his efforts."
See Review of "Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume I,
1870-1907—Urban Reformer," Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky
and David W. Levy, in Purely Commentary, on Page 4
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