THE DETROIT -JEWISH ADVS
111—Friday, November 26, 1971
I Four Presidents-7 .1ewis_h Humor in Their Lives
Rabbi Laude _Nixon Stand
-one Pinion School Plight
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
ing, he showed it to -President 'And Kratis; still sticking to his' WASHINGTON (3rA);-r-President:
(csnarislit 1971; JTA, nee.)
theory, said, "Oh, Mr. President, Nixon Was Praised torAils "AlssdaY
NEW YORK (JTA)=4-ineriCan Israel had quite an nonor recent- Grant..
you are a busy man and I am - a of a keel sensitivity to, •the role of
"Is he serious?" asked Grant.
businessmen are 'invited by the ly. It was host to four presidents
man and that, I suPPose, ex- nonpublic schools: ak;:equal-. part-
"Absolutely," replied Wolfe, and
American-Israel Chamber of Com- from the African .hations.
ners in :the -educational structure- •
he explained' the mitzva" idea to plains it." • -
merce and Industry, Inc., to par-
Kraus -was wrong in not correct- af our• nation,"- by 4tabbi --Moshe
ticipate in three international fairs
But, after all, Israel is -a land him, and how highly regarded was
in Israel scheduled for '1972. of presidents. Ai Weizmann bid the mitzva of helping a poor girl' ing - the President the first time. Sherer, executive.
Events will be from - May 23-Jime Truman. "You have Your troubles get married.
He should then have said, "No, Agiidath-lsrael of America.
The Orthodox leader'i comments
10, in mid-October and from Nov. as President of a country but I Grant wrote a check for $25 and -Mr. President._ you didn't see ine,
am President of a- nation of Presi- Wolfe forwarded ft to the Jeru- you saw some other goad-looking came at the conclusitilnf , two-
fellow." Then the President would day conference= convened- by the
Grant no doubt thought he had have likely remembered 'him- the U.S. °Mee of Edueationi which
Bravery has no place where it
. saved the Union once, why not second time.
can avai nothing.
othing. . peopled presidents. There are help another union?
President Taft was a Unitarian.
—Samuel Johnson. more than 30 independent African
President Johnson knew mole and Rabbi Stephen Wise, on meet- largest cities in the icamtri," With
nations now and every one has a about Jewish things than Grant.
ing him, urged that he should make
At any rate, no one had to explain it
a point to hear the Unitarian education of aillaiths.- _
Usually the ruler of a country Bar hlitzva to him.. One day meet- preacher John Hayes Holmes,
Rabbi Sherer lauded:. the ;an-
Is the Headquarters for the a visiting another country is given mg Senator- Keating, Republican whom Wise desCribed as "the most nouncement at the conference by
Finest Selection and Newest 0 the honor of reviewing the troops. senator from. New York. who was eloquent clergyman in America." U.S. Canunissioner -of Education
In Israel, they haven't gotten up running for re-election, Mr. John- One Sunday, Taft was in New Sidney Marland -that the_ Mixon
Models in Knits and Town
to that yet. They just let him make son expressed concern over the lat- York and went to hear Holmes. administration has appointeda
ters health. -
The sermon was a plea for the special assistant - -commissioner,
"I am fine," said Keating. 'What election
' All the- President business start-
of Taft's* opponent, Theo- Dwight Crum, who will relate en-
ed with George. Washington, and makes you think otherwise?"
tirely to the problemi ind the
"Well," said Mr. Johnson, 'I un- dore Roosevelt, to the Presidency. need.i of nonpublk sahooli.
if you look back to the history of
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a President. Today we understand ple were present and you were not en said he always knew that when
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more about Presidents. A President there."
We don't know the extent of a Jew was elected- President, he-
is one who goes to China or Mos-
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would- be an Episcopalian. We_
cow. _A President writes notes to
don't _think so. We recall a little.
Congress and has his picture- on a knowledge, but he may have said Southern town, where a very ,reli-
"le-hayim." He _was a guest at a
Jew was always being elect-
Jewish wedding, according to a
A president can also do a mitzva. traditional story.
ed to office. We think if there is
President Grant, we believe, was
Col. David-S. Franks, a Revolu- ever a Jewish President of the
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the first president to do a mitzva. tionary officer was once at the United States, he will "keep Shab-
Simon Wolfe, who was the head home of Jefferson when the New bos."
of the Bnai Brith in his day, re- England artist Trumbull was be-
ceived a letter from a Jerusalem ing kidded by .some Southern sen-
OF HARVARD ROW
Jew asking him to see "the King ators about the "Yankee piety."
Designers of Fine Furs
of America" and solicit a dona- Franks came. to the defense of the
tion for his daughter's dowry. It_ New Englanders, and Trumbull,
Complete Fur Service
be a great mitzva, the Jeru- turning to Jefferson, said: "Isn't
1 1 MILE AND LAHSER
salem Jew said.
it strange that among Christians,
Wolfe thought the letter so amus- the only- one- to defend Christian-
ity is a Jew,"
Rabbi Isacit M. Wise told of his
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meeting the -Mexican war hero
President Zachary Taylor. It was
simpler in those days to see a
Persident. 'Senator Seward escort-
ed Wise. He `nipped on the door
and found the Ptesident very busy
Warming himself by the fireplace.
Seward introduced Wise. "I sup-
pose," said Old Rough and Ready,
"you never saw a President before
and that is why you have come to
"No," said Wise, "I met your
predecessor President Polk. I came
to see the hero of Buena Vista."
"Your friend is very polite," said
Taylor to Seward. ,
• "I dare say," said Wise, "that
you, Mr. President, never saw- a
"Yes, this is the first time," said
Taylor, whose first, - name was
Zachary, taken from the Hebrew,
which means to remember. Wise
also met Taylor's successor, Fill-
more who wah surprised that Wise
didn't ask him for a job. He said
season ahead! .
all the people who visited him
Adolph Kraus, publisher of the
Chicago Times, met President
Cleveland in Chicago. The. Presi-
dent said on being introduced, "I
am sure I must- have met you-be-
Kraus held the theory that you
shouldn't contradict a President,
so be said, "Isn't it strange, you
see hundreds of people but you
never forget a face?'
A few years later Kraus met
Cleveland in Washington and the
Psesident said; "How is it we
have never met before?"
Grant of $35,000 to HUC
NEW YORK _ .(XTA) — The
Charles 'E. Merrill Trust hak made
a --irrant of $35,000 ta - thellehreni
Union C0118ge-JeWiSk.111.Stitfit8 of
Religion, to be used for rabbinical
student scholarships .- and _.Jewish ,
graduate student :fellowships,- it
was announced here. ,
Mules E. Merrill, kr wiiam
the trust is named, was , the
founder of Merrill Lynch Pierce
Fenner & Smith, Inc., America's
largest; investment brokerage firm.
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