39 Senatorial Speeches Earned $39,575 from Jewish Groups
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
(Copyright 1973, JTA, Inc.)
WASHINGTON — Jewish
organizations last year paid
$39,575 to 17 U.S. senators
for 36 speeches, an average
of $1,099 per speech.
This was about 8 per cent
above the general average
for the 584 honorariums that
74 senators received from all
sources in 1972 for their
speeches and writings — a
total of $590,217. Their hon-
orariums, nearly all for
speeches, averaged $1,010
and their individual extra in-
Jewish groups paid an av-
erage of $2,320 to each of the
four Republican and 13 Dem-
ocratic senators w h o ad-
dressed them. A senator's an-
nual salary is $42,500.
This and other data
emerged from a study by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
of reports filed by all 100
senators with the secretary
of the Senate on the "contri-
butions" as well as "honor- ing a "contribution" to a
ariums" given to them dur- senator although 1972 was a
ing 1972. Only honorariums of presidential election year
$300 or more are required to with a dozen senators up for
be reported, but some sena- re-election. As usual, a third
tors listed lesser extra earn- of the Senate also was being
ings. chosen by the electorate (33
The senators also were re- senatorial contests in 1972).
Obviously, numerous sena-
quired to disclose the names
of contributors to their politi- tors addressed Jewish and
cal campaigns, the amount other groups without remun-
of contributions and how they eration of any kind. Twenty-
six reported they did not re-
No Jewish organization is ceive any honorariums from
listed in any report as mak- any source. Travel expenses
are not required to be listed,
but some senators meticu-
lously included that item in
Some of the most popular
speakers at Jewish functions,
Nazi era is that "Sartre fails such as Senate Republican
Leader Hugh Scott of Penn-
situation, sylvania, Robert Taft Jr. (R.
even if it is narrowed down Ohio), Richard S. Schweiker
to the France of 1946 . . . His (R.
failure to confront the Jew
from a Jewish
himself is complete. Having no
Jewish Encounters With Modern Philosophic
Anti-Semitic Trends Defined by Fackenheim
national chairman in 1972,
led in the earnings with $33,-
500 for 26 speeches, but he
made none of those financial-
ly rewarding speeches before
a Jewish organization.
Sen. Humphrey, the leader
in 1971 with $83,451, made
less than a third of that last
year, but he came in second
with $29,135 for 13 speeches
and one article.
While the highest fee for a
speech by a senator was
$5,000, the top fee paid by a
Jewish group was $3,000.
The Jewish Federation of
Cincinnati Paid that honorar-
ium to Sen. Edward W.
Brooke (R. Mass.), who re-
ceived $6,400 for eight other
speeches before non-Jewish
Sen. Brooke was one of the
four Republicans receiving
Jewish organization fees. The
other were Jacob K. Javits
of New York, Charles M.
Mathias Jr., of Maryland and
Robert W. Packwood of Ore-
Among t h e Democrats,
Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana
led both in the number of
appearances (six) and mon-
ey received from Jewish
groups ($7,500). Among all
senators. Sen. Bayh ranked
third with $26,500 for 15
Sen. Gale W. McGee'of Wy-
cming earned $3,000 from
Jewish organizations. Sen.
Mike R. Gravel of Alaska,
who collected $23,861 for 29
s p e e c h e s, received $5,025
from Jewish elements.
Sen. Henry M. Jackson of
Washington received $4,500
for four appearances before
Jewish organizations. He
turned those checks over to
the Garfield School Memo-
rial Fund, his report speci-
fied. Altogether, Sen. Jack-
son received $9,400 for eight
speeches and one article.
Other Derhocratic sena-
tors receiving honorariums
from Jewish groups were:
Thomas F. Eagleton (Mo.),
$1,000; Daniel K. Inouye (Ha-
waii), $1,500; Edmund' S.
Muskie (Maine), $500; Walter
F. Mondale (Minn.), $1,000
(two speeches); Willia m
Proxmire (W i s.), $1,000;
Abraham Ribicoff (Conn.),
$1,500; Adlai Stevenson
(Ill.), $1,500, and John
Tunney (Calif.), $1,000.
Supporters of Jewish con-
cerns who did not receive
Jewish fees included Sens.
James L. Buckley (Cons.,
N.Y.). Harrison A. Williams
Jr. (D. N.J.), Alan. Crans-
ton (D. Calif.). George S.
McGovern (D. S.D.), Vance
Hartke (D. Ind.), Harold E.
Hughes (D. Iowa), Robert
Taft Jr. (R. Ohio), Richard
S. Schweiker (R. Pa.), Hugh
Scott (R. Pa.), Edward M.
Kennedy (D. Mass.) and
Frank Church (D. Idaho).
Senate Foreign Relations
Committee Chairman J. W.
Fulbright (D. Ark.) received
$4,185 in royalties on a book
and $3,400 for two speeches.
Sen. Mark 0. Hatfield (R.
Ore.) was paid $22,530 for 16
Prof. Emil L. Fackenheim,
the eminent philosopher and
theologian, the distinguished
scholar who. among the lead-
ing Jewish spokesmen, has
challenged those who would.
silence the events of the Nazi
era, now exposes the anti-
listed sizeable amounts from
Jewish factors that have in-
now find him replace that other groups.
fluenced philosophic thought
myth with a myth of his own. tors
in the past few decades.
And the cause . . . is that phrey (D. Minn.) and Abe
H i s contention is that
concepts come between him Ribicoff
among the "many paths to
and reality. Who is a' Sartre- ported they
future Jewish thought, not
an Jew? A man defined as
the least consists of encount-
Jew by a situation created fee from a Jewish group.
ters between Judaism and
Only four of the 18 senators
is from nine states with large
He provides 'a preface to Auschwitz, Bergen - Belsen, true of 'unauthentic' and Jewish populations — N e w
Y o r k, Pennsylvania, New
future Jewish thought" in a Maidanek, Buchenwald? And
most challenging and ana- where was God?"
is or alike.
lytical work, "Encounters
He asserts: "A Jew after
such California — reported hono-
Between Judaism and Mod- Auschwitz cannot and dare be—something
as rationalist, lover
ern Philosophy." Two im- not give answers. He may kind, or the like, or some- rariums from Jewish organi-
portant publishing houses and must give a response. thing specific such as mat.he- zations.
Sen. Robert Dole of Kan-
have combined to issue this The core of every response matician, musician or deli-
volume, each under its own is that just as Abraham (at cated social worker — (Niesas, who was the Republican
imprimatur—Jewish Publica- the Akedah) . . . and count- nothing but an unauthenti , !
tion Society of America and less others refused to aban- flight from the singled out
don their Jewish post, so Jewish condition as defined
Dr. Fackenheim's thesis must he—but that after the by his enemies."
There is also the defiant
becomes explicit from the martyrdom of Auschwitz, for-
assertions that: "Ever since ever unfathomable and with- note in a reaffirmation of
the Nazi Holocaust it is West- out equal anywhere. Jewish the Jewish will to live in Dr.
with the U.S.—Johnson dur-
Abba Eban, Israel's bril
ern civilization that is on life is more sacred than Jew- Fckenheim's declaration:
ing the Six-Day War, Nixon
"Genocide, whatever its liant statesman, has assumed
trial. And ever since the re- ish death, even if it is for
in his talks with Mrs. Meir.
birth of the Jewish people the sanctification of the di- extent, never succeeds com- a new role. As narrator of
The entire development as
pletely. That perpetrated by Israel's Official 25th Anni•
in its ancient land the age- vine name."
outlined in the Eban produc-
old image of this people as
Dr. Fackenheim does not
versary Commemorative Al-
tion is summarized chrono-
a dead people or a nonpeople forget and keeps reminding any other, because it pro-•
logically, interspersed with
has become as absurd factu- about the Holocaust's horrors vided the main reasons for
music, fashioned as an his-
ally as, morally and spirit- and the responsibilities of the creation of the state of ducer of a recording of very
torical record, introducing all
the generations after thIsrael.
Encouraged by the
ually, it always was."
of the heroes in Israel's
way Hitler practiced geno- as well as narrated this re-
Dr. Fackenheim .beg i n s tragedies.
struggles as well as the an-
cording which has just been
with "Elijah and the empiri-
tagonists who sought her de-
He reviews the Hegelian cide without encountering
cists," with Elijah's "experi- theme at great length and
ment to test the hypothesis points to Hegel having "sur- in upon the nascent Israeli ords Inc. and as a Warner/
Ben-Gurion is heard an-
that Jehovah and not Baal passed all his followers in re- e nation to exterminate it and Reprise product it is assured
nouncing Israel's indepen-
controls the physical world." ligious
fdit" that h
dence, Eban, Sharett and
tary whenever there is need
He poses the question surpassed them,
s ate heirs. The military and
livering speeches at the
whether after Auschwitz, the Judaism, in integrity as
Golda Meir are heard de-
Messianic faith is not already well." But he points out that ' Mates , along with (Britain's) ments over the impressive
United Nations, and the
falsified — whether a Mes- "though considering himself Foreign Minister Bevin and
voices of the jubilant—sing-
So well is the sequence
siah who could come, and to have done justice to Jew - his . advisors in the Colonial
ing "Jerusalem the Golden"
in this narrative
yet at Auschwitz did not ish history he remains, ney-
at the Wailing Wall when
,, that the millennial epoch of that the Eban story emerges
come, has not become a re- ertheless
Jerusalem was reunited and
, with a riddle.
1 i g i o u s impossibility." He There is, Dr. Fackenheim the Jews sanctifying of God
"Naomi" sung as a prize win-
world history, with its spe-
proves the question of falsi- shows, the "contemporary and themselves by their sub -
ner in a Japanese song fes-
fiability with emphasis that encounter"
It is Eban speaking con- Moshe Sharett, Levi Eshkol tival — add to the interest
"no modern believer could philosophy and he maintains just come to an end with the
stantly, introducing the world and Gold? Meir; President this recording arouses - rid
affirm an immediate divine that in relation to "the nu- Warsaw Ghetto uprising. With figures who were and are Chaim Weizmann who was the enthusiasm it geric. s.
Presence except in total holy revelation of Nazism"
Statesmen from many
Jewry there also involved in Israel's destiny. the first of Israel's presi-
awareness of the subjectivist Hegel "would have scorned European
the process, the listener dents; Presidents Johnson lands figure in this produc-
reductionism that surrounds the current liberal pretense
they could count on other hears Israel's prime minis- and Nixon, in their respective tion, and 'the events that re-
him on every side," that "a that nothing except a `relapse that
ters — David Ben-Gurion, rcles in Israel's relationships late to the tragedies that
divine Presence evidences into tribalism' has occurred. „ men to defend them . . . They
preceded Israel's rebirth as
not an obstacle interposed Dr. Fackenheim summarizes:
well as the condemnation of
between man and God, but
"Hegel fails to do justice to the long hunting season was
the Holocaust, during the
rather the final end of a mil- the divine-Jewish covenant. over forever, and that one South African Jewish Leaders See
Eichmann trial, play impor-
His failure is not without could no longer kill Jews
tant parts in the continuity
easily or with impunity . . ." Own Communities as 'Self-Centered'
of events that marked Is-
Dealing with "Moral Iisues greatness. For the Jewish
i this fashion that
It is in
and Divine Commandments" covenantal self - understand- the eminent theologian and
CAPE TOWN (JTA) — A racial problem.
"As part of the white popu-
in a section devoted to "Ab- ing, holding fast to the ex- philosopher meets the chal- Jewish community leader
The wars that led to Is-
lation, we no longer face rael's present status, the UN
raham and the Kantians," tremes of divine-human in-
nge to Jewry in post-Nazi has warned here that South
Dr. Fackenheim relates a timacy,
timacy, is in a state of cease- times and defies the misun- African Jewry is less vulner- anti-Semitism to any ex- decisions, the speeches of
tent," he said. "The new the Russians and the Arabs
tragic experience in Dubno less tension . . . Only through d
by world famous able to anti-Semitism than
in the Ukraine, where thou- resolute effort can it resist philosophers of the Jewish to criticism, that it is paro- threat that faces us is the and the replies by Eban, Meir
criticism that Jews and Jew- and others — they are all
sands of Jews were rounded both these temptations, stay idea and Jewry's position. chial and "self-centered."
up, told to undress and were with history, and endure."
Hymie Wolfe, outgoing ish organizations are self- part of a drama transformed
Dr. Fackenheim is critical The will to live emerges here
centered, self-defensive and into a remarkable program
shot by the Nazis, when a
Jew ands a the answer to antagonisms chairman of the Cape Com-
father stroked his child's also of the Sartrean
by the voice of Abba Eban.
while exposing the failures mittee of the South African self-promoting."
head, seeming to explain Sartre's attitudes are out while
This remarkable recording
Wolfe said that the coun-
to portray the moral Jewish Board of Deputies
something to him before the lined at considerable length.
said at its biennial general try is undergoing a period of was produced by Zeev Le-
lieations of the Jewi
beastly massacre, and he The Fackenheim view, after s
meeting that there was a rapid political and socio- win. Raphi Unger was the
status after Hitler. In the
poses questions: "What did reviewing Sartre's attitude Fackenheim
analysis, the need for the 'Jewish com- economic changes and Jew- editor and historical re-
the angels do when they saw that commenced in the post- Jew emerges the victor over munity to re-think its atti- ish organizations should be searcher. The product is un-
der license from Ged-Arzi.
tudes on South Africa's more alive to them.
the would-be destroyers.
Abba Eban Cast in Role--as Producer,
Narrator of Israel Commemorative Album
48 Friday, July 6,' 1973
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS