Interfaith `Manifesto of Conscience'= fore Soviet Je - wry
synagogue, saying it was to law and initiate evening classes in
A letter received in Israel from local
CHICAGO (JTA)—The two-day ing: "May the God of love inspire the
be used only for prayer. But he Hebrew to educate tnachers to
National Interreligious Consulta- our President to plea for the Jew- man, a Leningrad defendant who agreed to allow the classes to be lead -them. _
The central consistory of Paris
tion on Soviet Jewry ended Monday ish people and for all the per- has been exiled to Siberia, reports held at the hall of culture of the
afternoon with passage of a re- secuted people in Russia."
local trade unions. Sixty-five Jews has started a - fund-raising cam-
Mayor Charles Evers of Fay- that his condition has worsened signed up for the classes. The paign:16'. send parcels of matzot
solution authorizing "a direct ap-
a result of previously reported
peal to President Nixon as the ette, Miss. declared that "It as
teachers were then told. they to Soviet Jews_ for the Passover
representative of the American will be a disgrace to- American heart
a 32-year-old engineer, needed diplomas, which they do holidays. Prance's chief rabbi, Dr.
people to convey in clear and Jews if President Nixon on his is serving a five-year prison term not have, and - offered- to assign Jacob Kaplan, - called on the Pad-
forthright terms to the Soviet au- forthcoming visit to the Soviet that ends June 15, 1975.
a Hebrew-speaking - priest to the -sian and provincial religious- com-
thorities during. their forthcoming Union does not tell the Russian
munities to participate in the cam-
Kibutz Ramat David has "ad- classes in their place.
conversations in Moscow the ex- authorities to 'let our people
The teachers agreed, but were paign. He said this participation
pectation of the American people go." Evers, the brother of mur- opted" him in line with the recent then told the classes could not pre- would "indicate their solidarity
—Christians and Jews, black and dered civil rights leader Medgar kibutz tradition of honoring Jew- ceed if more than half the students with the Soviet Jewish community
white, liberal and conservative— Evers, stated: "I am here, all ish political prisoners in the So- held exit visas for Israel—a stric- and -their concern that the com-
that (the) discriminations and of you are here, because we- viet Union.
that has been used by the munity be allowed to: celebrate
Nineteen prisoners in Camp 19 ture
denials of Soviet Jewry and others care. I am proud to be a part
Soviet authorities before in such Passover according to tradition."
of the Potma prison in Soviet cases.
be stopped now and that funda- of ending this oppression. I am
Vandals smashed all the windows
"We cannot run classes here
Mordovia--10 of them non-Jews to prepare
mental human rights be granted also here because as one who
experts for the state of of the synagogue in Khust, in the
the applicants were told. Carpathian Ukraine, it was learned
ipation in the Mississippi civil
definite duration over the issue Israel,"
The "Manifesto of Conscience"
The matter has not been resolved. from Soviet Jewish sources. -They
rights struggle I do not forget
of admittance of visitors.
declared: "We cannot remain
Forty-seven Minsk Jews have said the synagogue's walls were re-
those who helped me."
The mother of Boris Penson was asked the Soviet authorities to re- cently daubed with- anti-Semitic
silent as long as the Soviet Union
• Mrs. Rita Hauser, former U.S. denied
continues to hamper ,or strangle ambassador
to the UN Commis- to see Mikhail Shepshelovich in medy a "crude violation" of Soviet slogans.
the spirit and cultural life of
on Human Rights, declared place
of his ill mother, according
the Jewish people through ex- sion
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
the administration has aided
22 Friday, March 24, 1972
treme and special acts of dis- that
and will continue to aid Soviet to Jewish sources.
Jews in two ways: by "pressing
The 165 Protestant, Roman Cath- the Soviet government to permit Altman, Boris Penson, Mikhail
olic, Greek Orthodox and Jewish the emigration of all those Jews Shepshelovich, Aleksander Gal-
delegates also authorized addition- who seek to leave, on fair and hu- perin, Gary Kirshner, Anatoly
al consultations on regional and mane terms," and by "resisting Goldfeld, Lev Nauinovich Yag-
local levels several times a year, every attempt" on the part of the man, Yuri Vudka and an uniden-
Fantastic Savings on Sheepskin Coats
an interfaith delegation to seek Soviet Union "to argue that the tified man.
a meeting with Soviet Jewish pol- treatment of Soviet Jews is of con-
The sources also reported that
itical prisoners and another dele- cern only" to the USSR.
in Kovno, Lithuania, the deputy
gation to request a meeting with
In the Continental Market, Opposite Birmingham Theater
Mrs. Hauser told the civic and mayor in charge' of cultural af-
Mr. Nixon to give him a copy of religious
leaders that "so far as fairs denied a group of Jews a
WOODWARD AVENUE _
can determine, the few Soviet license to teach Hebrew at the
Rep. Robert F. Drinan (D., we
of recent years have
Mass.). a Jesuit priest, who ear- concessions
about in response to expres-
lier asked Mr. Nixon to speak come
out for eased Soviet Jewish emig- from abroad."
ration when he is in the Soviet
8801 Woodward, Detroit
Union in May and said he would Tough Legislation Proposed ,
visit Israel to talk with 'Soviet to Discourage Assaults on Foreign
emigres, aereed to join the dele- Diplomats; Seen as Aid to Nixon
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Pro-
gation to the USSR.
Rabbi Ware H. Tanenbaum. in- jected legislation designed to dis-
terreligious affairs director of the courage assaults on foreign diplo-
American Jewish Committee, mats and property in the United
States was seen as strengthening
agreed "in principle."
(Detrolters who attended the President Nixon's hand on behalf
convocation included Daniel of Soviet Jews should he raise the
Berk, chairman of the Jewish issue with Soviet leaders in Mos-
Cammunity Council committee cow in May.
PSALMS" "IN THE BEGINNING"
American Jews for months have
on Soviet Jewry and the Rev.
by Reuven Kosakoff
John Forsythe of the Detroit
the plight of the Soviet Jews, and
Council of Churches.
Rabbi Tanenbaum called the con-
funding Jewish mig-
sultation "fantastically successful." solutions-for
``DiROR YIKRA PROCLAIM LIBERTY"
He noted that the manifesto's ref- ration
has said it will
A New Liturgical Service by lssachar Miron
erence to "Soviet Jewry and oth- not
disclose the President's agenda
ers" were not designed to down- before
play the situation of Soviet Jews
An authoritative source, how-
but to inspire American Christians ever,
to involve themselves in the prob- the issue could fail to come up
lem. Ceiling this an "Important when Nixon is in the Kremlin.
achievement" of the resolution,
he said of American Christians: Court Orders Moscow Jew
"They have a stake in this prob- Committed to Mental Institution;
lem, 1. personal stake. It wasn't Psychiatrist Found Him Sound
NEW YORK (JTA)—Yan Kril
a question of being nice to the
ski, a 20-year-old Moscow Jew, was
At an interreligious rally Mon- committed to a mental institution
day night at Holy Name Cathed- by a Moscow court last week even
ral, 709 persons heard Rabbi Tan- though a psychiatrist found him
enbaum declare that he expected mentally sound, it was learned
Mr. Nixon to raise the Soviet from Jewish sources in the Soviet
Jewry issue with the Kremlin Union.
The sources said Krilski stood
leaders and report to the Ameri-
can public on the results. The trial on March 15-16 at a court
Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, retired in the Sokolniki district on charges
archbishop of Rochester. N.Y., of assault arising from an incident
and titular archbishop of Newport, with a drunken man last October.
offered "my word of. support" say-
According to the sources, his
commitment was ordered on
grounds that be is a "militant
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The sources said that during
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