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THE JEWISH NEWS
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Vol. LX111. No. 9
Basic problems involving mixed marriages viewed in symposium on attitudes on leadership . . .
composite views in Orthodox, Conservative and Reform ranks . . . Participation of Rabbis Hayim
Donin, Moses Lehrman and Milton Rosenbaum, in initiated expressions by Prof. Solomon Zeitlin and
Leonard N. Simons, mark important discussions . . . Status of converts to Judaism described in
article by University of Michigan correspondent Hannah Morrison . . . Views on mixed marriages
from Moses to date in series on Pages 10, 11, 12 and 56.
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Last Year's Accomplishment Increased
May 11, 1973
Another Record Marked in Allied
Jewish Campaign History; Highest
Previous Goal Exceeded This Year
9 Major Jewish Groups
NEW YORK—Busing of children must be used now to
undo segregation, just as it was used in the past to achieve
segregation, nine national Jewish religious and civic
organizations have told a congressional committee. They
blasted the use of the term "forced busing" by some who
oppose busing as a "rhetorical trick."
Anything done under orders of a government authority
can be called "forced," they noted; but nobody described
the school attendance laws as "forced school attendance"
The national Jewish organizations which joined in
presenting these views to the House Judiciary Commit.
tee are: American Jewish Committee, American Jew-
ish Congress, Bnai Brith-Anti-Defamation League,
Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish War Veterans of the
U.S.A., National Council of Jewish Women, Union of
American Hebrew Congregations, Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations of America and United Syna-
gogue of America.
The views were incorporated in a statement submitted
by Albert E. Arent, chairman of the National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory Council, in which all the or-
ganizations are affiliated.
"Adoption of a constitutional amendment designed to
halt busing or other desegregation measures would be a
signal to the world that the American people had departed
from the principles of freedom and equality," the state-
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A score card for tallying results of the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund by
volunteer workers at the Victory Meeting held at the Jewish Center Wednesday evening gave
reality to the claim that the 1973 drive had ended triumphantly.
The results attained indicated continuity of Greater Detroit Jewry's role as a pace setter in
philanthropic activities for American Jewry.
Under the co-chairmanship of Samuel Frankel and Paul Handleman, this year's campaign
ended with an assurance of an increase of some $360,000 over the record-breaking results of the
1972 campaign. This sets an unprecedented high in the history of fund raising by a major Amer-
After the preliminary reports, the addresses by the co-chairmen and an address by Irving
Bernstein, executive vice-president of the United Jewish Appeal, the major beneficiary of the Allied
Jewish Campaign, William Avrunin, executive vice president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, gave
an analysis of the results. The score card showed that as against the total 1972 pledges of $13,743,-
987 the reports at Wednesday's meeting were for a total of $13,412,990 and the anticipated income for
the entire drive will be $14,109,000. Because many potential givers are yet to be contacted, and the
campaign organization has not stopped functioning, Avrunin said that his estimate for an anticipated
total is "seriously realistic," and that: "When the job is finished on a card-by-card evaluation, the
estimate as of today will assure an additional income of $696,000."
Wednesday's meeting, attended by the largest group of volunteer workers ever to assemble
for a campaign meeting—an enthusiastic gathering that nearly filled the Jewish Center's Aaron
DeRoy Auditorium to capacity — was Federation night at the Israel Trade Fair.
In introductory remarks in which he expressed the excitement "in watching the progress of
a great campaign under the Frankel-Handleman leadership," Mandell Berman, president of Feder-
ation, emphasized that the Trade Fair was one of the ways of celebrating Israel's 25th anniversary.
He commended the campaign leadership, the efforts of the women and youth, the high results of
the women's PhonoGift and similar methods of soliciting for the needs in Israel and for local and
Frankel pointed out in his report that $200,000,000 had been raised here through Allied Jew-
ish Campaigns since 1946 — $80,000,000 since the Six-Day War — and that the per capita giving
by Detroit Jews has been $170. "This," he said, "is the indelible imprint of a great community."
He took pride in introducing former campaign chairmen who were present at the Victory
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Attempt to Save Survivor of Iraqi Jewish Family
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Public Corn-
tee for Iraqi Jews has appealed to the
dish ambassador in Baghdad to try to
save the life of 22-year-old Dori Kashkosh
whose parents, sister and two brothers were
reportedly murdered by Iraqi secret police
in their home April 12.
The girl, a university student, is report-
edly in hiding.
The committee has asked the Swedish
envoy to grant her Swedish citizenship as
protection from Iraqi authorities who may
try to take her life. The Baghdad authorities
want to confiscate the Kashkosh family's
property and cover up their crime, the
Dori Kashkosh was saved only because
she was attending classes at the university
on the morning of April 12 when police en-
tered her home and murdered five mem-
bers of her family after a brief altercation,
The Israel-based committee has also
approached Israel's ambassador to the
United Nations, Yosef Tekoah, to request
an international investigation of the
Kashkosh murders and of the fate of 16
other Iraqi Jews missing since last fall.
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
sent cables to all chief rabbis around the
world urging them to press their govern-
ments to demand from Iraqi authorities
that the slain Kashkosh family receive
proper Jewish burial rites.
Rabbi Yosef also announced a special
prayer service which he will conduct in
their memory on Sunday and urged Jewish
communities abroad to hold services at the
same time — 6 p.m. Israel time. Rabbi
Yosef also urged' his fellow clerics to press
for the release of Dori Kashkosh.
(In New York, the Rabbinical Alliance
of America sent telegrams to the Iraqi Con-
sulate and to U.S. Secretary of State William
P. Rogers urging that the bodies of the
murdered Kashkosh family be given burials
according to Jewish law. The telegrams also
urged that Dori Kashkosh be released from
Iraq and that the remaining Jews who are
now in prison be released).
In Paris, a Gaullist deputy called on
Foreign Minister Michel Jobert to "un-
dertake diplomatic action on behalf of
Iraq's Jewish community."
Claude Gerard Marcus also asked the
foreign minister to release any information
the French Embassy in Baghdad may have
on the fate of 16 missing Iraqi Jews.
Referring to these reported killings, the
World Jewish Congress Monday expressed
its "extreme anxiety and indignation" and
called on "men of good will" to "do every-
thing possilble" to save the Iraqi Jewish
The WJC also reported that it had
"alarming news" from Syria and said that
three Jews — Nissi Katri, Joseph Swed and
Albert Elia — are still imprisoned in Da-
mascus. The WJC did not immediately dis-
close the nature of the alarming news.
Foreign Ministry sources said that a
number of governments have promised
Israel that they would instruct their em-
bassies in Baghdad to inquire into the
fate of the Iraqi Jews.
The sources noted that, apart from Brit-
ain, a number of other governments had
been asked in the last few days to make
overtures in Iraq.
They were singled out because they have
In a telegram to United Nations Secre-
tary General Kurt Waldheim, Sol Kanee,
president of the Canadian Jewish Congress,
and Saul Hayes, executive vice president
of the CJC, said "We appeal to you to re-
quest the government of Iraq to cease these
barbaric acts contrary to the norms of
civilized standards which offend the princ-
iples of the United Nations Charter and the
Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Please urge the Iraqi government to permit
Jews who wish to leave Iraq to do so."
The CJC asked Waldheim to confirm his
intervention with the government of Iraq on
behalf of the Jews.
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