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November 12, 1971 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-11-12

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22—Friday, November 12, 1971


Israel WelcomEs - 500,000th Visitor

Heart s w

Minister of Tourism, Moshe Kol (right) welcomes Mrs. Bernice
Blunts Breitbarth, Israel's 500,000th tourist of the year.
• • •
Mrs. Bernice Bluma Breitbarth
and her husband, Emanuel, got the Jewish Revival
surprise of their lives when they
stepped off an El Al Israel Air- in U.S. Predicted
lines flight in Israel earlier this
NEW YORK (JTA)—In a major
month. Waiting for them at the top address
dealing with the past,
of the steps was Tourism Minister present
and future of the American
Moshe Kol, who greeted them with
community, American so-
the news that Mrs. Breitbarth was Jewish
ciologist, Dr. Leonard J. Fein, said
the 500,009th tourist to visit Israel that
are embarking on an
this year.
entirely new chapter in our history
Kol said their arrival was an in this land," dramatically differ-
historic occasion for Israel tour- ent from that which existed since
ism, as this was the first year that 1880 when Jews began to migrate
Lsrael tourism had reached the in large numbers to this country.
half million mark.
Dr. Fein, a Brandeis University
"I can't believe it's real, it's a professor, was speaking before 600
dream," Mrs. Breitbarth said, as delegates at the National Social
she entered the terminal at Lod Action Conference of the National
carrying the bouquet of roses Women's League of the United
handed to her on arrival.
Synagogue. Delegates from 17
The Breitbarths are from Dal- states attended the conference.
las. After retiring this year they
For the first time in the his-
decided to fulfill a life-long dream tory of the American Jewish
of visiting Israel. "This is our first community, he said, "a Judaism
trip here, and indeed our first rooted in Jewish values with the
flight ever," Mrs. Breitbarth told kind of commitment which re-
g:rds Judaism as a challenge, as
The minister noted that by the something which excites the im-
end of this year Israel will have agination—a Judaism which one
received more than 600,000 tour-
can love—has now become a
ists and forecast that in 1975 Is- real possibility."
rael will be ready to welcome
Dr. Fein asserted that if Judaism
1,000,000 tourists per year.
is to survive in the United States
it will require a priority concern
Jewish needs and values and
HUC-JIR to Move a with
"deep concern for our Jewish bro-
thers" which must take prece-
From Cincinnati? dence
over universal values and
CLEVELAND- — Rumor is rife the "welfare of our universal cou-
here that the Hebrew Union Col- sins," despite the need and desir-
lege—Jewish Institute of Religion ability of such concerns as well.
Although he was optimistic about
is planning to close its Cincinnati
campus and move its resources a new American Jewish renais-
sance because "Jews are restless
to California and New York.
The Cincinnati Inquirer reports . . . and hungry for Jewish susten-
that "many informed persons ance," he was critical of the Jew-
are talking about 'when" and not ish establishment, notably the syn-
'if' " the Reform seminary will agogues, educational systems and
welfare funds.
A study by the Oniversity -of,
He ternied the schools and:syn-

Pennsylvania's religion depart-
ment Implied that HUC-JIR can
never achieve "first iank" 'alonk
with Yale and Harvard in its
PhD programs while it remains
in Cincinnati.
HUC lacks library, faculty and
financial resources to match PhD

programs offered by those univer-
Suffering financial problems,
HUC may find it easiest to close

This famous heart surgeon will address
the Detroit Chapter, American Society for Technion

Due to a sudden emergency, U.S. Senator Jackson has had to cancel his
Technion engagement. Rarely is it possible to secure on such short notice a
speaker of equally towering stature. But we've done it. Dr. Adrian
Kantrowitz heads the team of surgeons who implanted a mechanical heart
in Haskell Shanks this year. He is a pioneer in the development of the
heart pump and the "pacemaker." And in 1967 he performed the first
human heart transplant in the U.S., just 3 days after the world's first
human- heart transplant by Dr. Christian Barnard in Cape Town, South


We are privileged to present

Dr. Adrian


as Guest Speaker at the




agogues "organizational and archi-
tectural successes, but Judaic fail!

ores. They have taught -our chil-
dren where they came from but
are not teaching them why their
past should be relevant to where
they are going."
Dr. Fein labeled Jewish leader-
ship in the welfare funds as a "self-
enfranchising group," and said
access to leadership to those groups
will have to change, since the ma-
jor responsibility of the funds today

the Cincinnati school and concen-
trate resources in its New York, is not to service needy individu-
Los Angeles and Jerusalem als but in the area of the "collec-
tive malaise of the Jewish com-
There is a sizeable Jewish com- munity."
munity in southern California and
a small one In Cincinnati. The
It is worth studying the Hebrew
California branch has moved into language for ten years in order
a new building next to the Uni- to read Psalm 104 in the original.
versity of .Southern California. —J. G. Herder.

November 21st


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