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July 06, 1973 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-07-06

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Religious Jews

Israel Treasury Accused of 'Fueling' Inflation

raeli officials appear at odds
over how to curb inflation,
the country's number one
economic problem. Finance
Minister Pinhas Sapir for-

mally set up a new anti-
inflation committee Tuesday
— the seventh this year —
but skepticism was voiced
in some circles as to whether
it will be any more effective

152,500 Emigres
Aided in NY

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amounts of currency into the pumped into circulation at
money market. •
The dispute reflects sharp
personal differences between
Sapir and Bank of Israel
Governor Moshe Zanbar.
Bank of Israel has been
pressing for higher interest
rates to slow down inflation.
Gen. Haim Bar-Lev, minis-
ter of commerce and indus-
try, is strongly opposed on
grounds that lower rates
would reduce investments
and retard the country's
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jected a tax increase for
fear that it might lead to
higher prices.
No major steps are ex-
pected to reduce money in
of their
circulation before the na-
tional elections next October.
The treasury denied Tues-
day a charge by the Bank
at the
of Israel that it had borrow-
ed IL 670,000,000 for local
expenditures, thus adding
that sum to the inflationary
tide. A senior treasury of-1 25900 Greenfield
ficial said only IL 70,000,000

Robert C. Byrd (D. W.Va.)
has drastically altered an
election campaign reform
bill he is sponsoring in order
to accommodate the needs
of religious Jews. According.
to Rabbi Moshe Sherer, exec-
utive president of the Agu-
dath Israel of America, Byrd,
the Senate Majority Whip, FALLSBURG, N.Y., (JTA) those rabbis who officiate at
has dropped his proposal to —Leaders of American Or- mixed marriages.
Rabbis Bernstein and
advance election day by one thodox Judaism charged that
month—to the first Tuesday the practice of birth control Schonfeld said the RCA will
in October. and abortion is threatening use its veto power in the
He abandoned it when it the continuity of the Jewish Synagogue Council of Amer-
ica, the Commission of Jew-
was brought to his attention people.
by Sen. Jacob K. Javits
Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, ish Welfare Board, the Con-
(R, N.Y.) that the change firtt vice president of the ference of Presidents of Ma-
would disenfranchise observ- Rabbinical Council of Amer- jor American Jewish Organi-
ant Jews because Jewish ica, and Rabbi Ephraim Ko- zations and the National Con-
holidays frequently fall on latch, chairman of the Coun- ference of Soviet Jewry.
first Tuesday in October, cil's 37th annual convention
abbi Sherer said.
here told the 500 delegates:
Sen. Byrd's measure is "We Jews cannot afford the
aimed at shortening the luxury of family planning or
length of federal election abortion."
campaigns. Rabbi Sherer
By its 24th anniversary
Rabbi Louis Bernstein.
said that the commission on
president of the RCA re- next week, NYANA, the New
legislation of the Agudath marked on the recent United York Association of New
Israel prepared a chart
Americans, will have pro-
which showed that had his States Supreme Court deci- vided aid in one form or an-
change been instituted in
other to more than 152,500
1965, religious Jews would parochial schools and to par- Jewish newcomers to the
have been unable to vote in
greater New York area since
the 1965, 1968, and 1971 elec- to parochial schools, said: it was founded in 1949.
tions because Jewish holidays "We are saddened . . . It
began at sundown on the day cripples any form of indirect Noting that NYANA will "al-
preceding the first Tuesday help to parents sending their most certainly" be called
children to our yestivot."
upon to help the majority of
in October in those years.
The Supreme Court deci• more than 700 Russian Jews,
Sen. Byrd Nvill introduce a
new measure which would sion declared unconstitution- now in Rome waiting to come
have the effect. of reducing al three New York statutes to the United States, Mrs.
the campaign period by hold- and one Pennsylvania stat- Sophie Udell, NYANA presi-
ing primary elections in Au- ute aiding parochial schools dent, declared that "NY-
gust instead of June. Rabbi in the funding of state man- ANA's caseload is a mirror
Sherer said that Sen. Javits dated services and aiding of post-war Jewish history.
The vast majority of the
played a major role in per- low-income parents in the
sonally presenting the reli- payment of parochial school refugees. Mrs. Udell pointed
out, are brought to the United
gious consequences of his tuition fees.
bill to Sen. Byrd.
Meanwhile delegates unani- States by United Hias Serv-
mously adopted a resolution ice, which like NYANA re-
funds for its refugee
Princess Margaret backing the recent Supreme ceives
Court decision on pornogra- assistance programs from the
Will Visit Egypt
United Jewish Appeal. For
The court decision will en- those refugees who are
eign Office announced Wed- able states to ban books, settled in the Greater New
nesday that Princess Mar- magazines, plays and motion York area, NYANA provides
garet will visit Egypt next pictures that are offensive for such urgent needs as
lodging, food ,medical care
fall as a political emissary, to local standards.
Officers of the Orthodox and ohter immediately need-
although she will not talk
organization said the moral ed assistance.
politics directly.
The surprise announce- fabric of this country which
ment was seen here as an is based primarily on the Nes Ziona Marks
extraordinary gesture of strength of the family unit,
good will toward Egypt and is being eroded by the wave 90th Anniversary
an attempt to achieve "close of "pornography, obscenity,
cooperation" with that coun- nudity and indiscriminate ty years ago the founders of
Nes Ziona came to a wilder-
A Foreign Office source
Orthodox leaders also ness. They found a small
made it clear that Princess charged the publishing, TV, patch of green surrounded
Margaret, the sister of Queen radio and motion picture in- by rocky terrain which bore
Elizabeth II, was going to dustries with exploitation and the Arabic rinmP of Wadi
Cairo not as a tourist or as selfish financial interests.
Hanin—the Hill of Roses. But
a guest of President Anwar
Rabbi Kolatch issued an toe early J ewisn Cuiollib LS
Sadat but at the specific re- urgent plea to Governor found no roses, only hunger
quest of the British Foreign Rockefeller and Mayor Lind- and destitution.
Now, 90 years later, Nes
Office. It will be Princess say to immediately exercise
Margaret's first Egyptian their authority under the new Ziona is a flourishing settle-
Supreme Court decision to ment, famed for its fabulous
citrus orchards. In contrast
clean up New York City.
In an earlier meeting, the to its twin sister colonies,
"He had fallen into the er-
or of all liberals: the belief RCA unanimously voted to Rehovot and Rishon l'Zion,
that men are prepared to re- use its veto privileges in which have since grown into
form themselves, that good Jewish secular and religious cities, Nes Ziona prefers to
will attracts good will, that organizations to exclude from retain its rural character.
truth has a leavening virtue leadership roles those who It refuses to give up its
of its own."—Rebecca West marry out of the faith, and lovely citrus orchards and re-
place them with concrete
blocks of housing.
Local pragmatists, how-
ever, believe that Nes Ziona
Mr. and Mrs. Group #282
romanticists will sooner or
later have to yield to reality.
Although the colony, they
say, was able to resist the
inroads of urbanization for
the first 90 years, Nes Ziona
will certainly celebrate its
centenary anniversary as a
full-fledged city in the State
of Israel.
foot of Woodward, 8 p.m.

Rabbinical Council Opposes
Abortion and Family Planning

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