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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-10-29

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Clarification of Zionist Ideals
Will Be - Presented at 'WSU

On campus, Israel has been the
target of radicals, and often the
target of • distortion, slander and
outright anti-Semitism.
The liberating image of Zion-
ism has been clouded, even to some
young Jews. The goal of a three-
day seminar next week at Wayne
' State University is to clarify true
- Zionist ideals.
Four prominent speakers, and
many expert rap session leaders
will contribute to this objective.

Sinai Psychiatry Dept.
Honors Osnos, August

Max Osnos and Dr. Harry. E.
August_ have been honored with
distinguished service awards by
• the psychiatry department of Sinai
Hospital on the occasion of the
10th anniversary of the psychiatric
inpatient unit.
As first president of the board of
trustees from 1953 to 1957, Osnos
was instrumental in Planning for
-psychiatric services at the „time

Osnos

Dr. August

Sinai Hospital was established.
Since then, hb has served in a
leadership role as chairman of the
board's psychiatric subcommittee.
Dr. August had developed a
nucleus of psychiatric service at
the North End Clinic prior to
the founding of Sinai, and served
at first chief of the psychiatric '
division at the hospital. He is
now a consultant to the depart-
ment.
Dr. Norman Rosenzweig, depart-
' mend chairman, presented• plaques
to the honorees in ceremonies at
the Latin Quarter last Saturday
night which concluded a day-long
observance of the anniversary,
Earlier, Dr. Julius Axelrod,
Nobel -laureate and chief of the
section of pharmacology at the Na-
tional Institute of Mental Health,
was key speaker in a program
which also included Dr. Jacques
Gottlieb, professor and chairman
of the department of psychiatry at
Wayne State University's schiaol of
medicine.

Greeks Put Up Tablet
to Jewish War Hero

ATHENS (JTA)—A monument
to the memory of a Jewish-Greek
military man is to be inaugurated
Nov. 7 in Hands, some 40 miles
north of Athens.
Col. Mordechai Frezis of the
Greek Army was the first officer
to fall in the Greek-Italian war of
the 1940s.
In this conflict, which started
on- Oct. 28, 1941, close to 13,000
Jews -participated. Jewish losses
on the Greek side amounted to
513 killed and 3,743 wounded in
battle.
This little-known Jewish par-
ticipation in a battle against
fascism will be recalled during
the memorial's inauguration by
representatives of local and
national: Greek government.
The -monument itself has been
designed by a well-known sculptor,
'Michael Tombros, and was paid
for by the Central Council of Jew-
in Greece. It
ish
represents Col. Freers, who died on
his horses when hit by an Italian
- bullet, while trying to lead an
attack by his men.

Lectures, and brimch-discus-
sions are scheduled for 11:30
a.m. Tuesday, Wednesilay and
Thursday in the University Cen-
ter Buildipg. Also, a special
event will occur each night. All
events are open to the commu-
nity.
The seminar is sponsored by the
WSU FPillel Foundation and the
Zionist Organization of Detroit in
cooperation with the Youth Com-
mittee for Peace and Democracy
in the Middle East.
Kicking-off the program Tuesday
is Prof. Erich Goldhagen, a Rus-
sian-Jewry specialist at-Harvard
University. Dr. Joel Hamburger,
president of the ZOD, ,will intro-
duce the speech on "Oppressed
Jewries," after which there will
be a snack-lunch and satellite dis-
cussion- groups.
Group leaders Tuesday include
WSU student Jack Simkovitz, Prof.
Saadia Greenberg of WSU; -Prof.
Herbert Paper of the University
of. Michigan; Robert Leonard, pro-
secuting attorney of Genesse Coun-
ty; - and Helen Opatowsky, chair-
man of the-Detroit Action Com-
mittee for Soviet Jewry.
An Israeli movie, "Every Bas-
tard a King," will be presented
at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The film traces
the experiences of an American
newsman in- Israel during the Mx-
Day War. Admission is free.
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Carl
Gershman, co-chairman- of the
Youth Committee for Peace and
Democracy - in the Middle East,
will speak on "Israel—a Fulfill-
ment of National Liberation." Jew-
ish News Editor Philip Slomovitz
will be chairman.
Following brunch, student Bill
Cunningham and WSU professors
Esther Broner, Stanley Kirschner,
George Barahal and Juanita Col-
lier will lead rap sessions on Is-
rael.
Wednesday evening's event
will feature Dr. Abraham Kap-
lan, a U. of M. philosophy prof-
essor, lecturing on "National
Identity and Universal Human-
Louis Panush, president of
the Zionist Federation of Detroit,
will serve as chairman.
For the final lecture Thursday
morning, HillP1 director Rabbi Max
Kapustin will introduce Dr. Frank-
lin Littell, theologian from Tem-
ple University. His lecture will be
on "U.S. Policy and Stake in the
Middle East." Dr. Littell is found-
er and president of Christians Con-
cerned about Israel.
- After-brunch panelists Thursday
are _Murray Platt,- student presi-
dent of WSU Mild; -Richard Lo-
benthal, • Michigan director of the
Anti-Defamation League; WSU
professor Leonard Moss; and Philip
Slomovitz.
As an extra attraction, a social
featuring the repeat of "Every
Bastard a Xing" is scheduled for
8 p.m. Thursday at the Zionist
Cultural Center in Southfield.

Gutmann Helps Verify
Rare Manuscripts

NEW YORK — Dr. Joseph Gut-
mann, a Wayne State University
professor and chairman of the com-
mittee of art and the Bible of the
Society of . Biblical Literature, has
aided in the verification of a rare
and highly prized collection of
biblical incunabala.
The 30-volume-collection, which
includes the Scriptures translated
from the Greek to the Latin by
Martin Luther before the Protest-
ant Reformation, -was given to
Rabbi Philip 'Bat of Mount Nebob
Congregation in New York by a
Polish-born Jewish physician Dr.
Elias Freeman from Ohio.
Rabbi }Bat said the manu-
scripts, estimated at "several mil-
lion dollars," would form the nu-
cleus of the Mattathias Foundation-,
named for Dr. Freeman's father,
a tanner in both Russian and Po-
land, and the man who collected.
the incunabula.
The collection will be sold to
responsible buyers and the pro-
ceeds donated to charitable causes
in the social welfare fields, Rabbi
Mat said.

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12th national convention of Yav-
neh, the National Religious Jewish:
Students Association; blasted the
Orthodox entablishliateal for fail-
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