6—Friday, July 13, 1973
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israel Unhurt by Drop of U.S.
Dollar in European Market
Christians' Statement Acclaimed as 'Perceptive'
(Continued from Page 1)
The "fierce persecution" of
Jews by Christians has re-
flected "gross ignorance of
Jewish history and religion"
and should be seen "as a
fratricidal strife as well as
a vast human tragedy." At
the same time, "this sin has
infected t h e non-Christian
world as well."
Christianity "is rooted in
the life of the People Israel,"
and "it is a tragedy of his-
tory that Jesus, our bond of
unity with the Jews, has all
too often become a symbol
and source of division and
bitterness because of human
weakness and pride."
"Two religious traditions,
IF YOU TURN THE
The Church must "attend to overcome and the opportun-
its role as agent of reconcil- ities which can shape a new
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
iation," because "the only future for all of us."
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
road leading to peace is trust
in a n d understanding of
JERUSALEM (JTA) — the Bank of Israel was spec-
Do not anticipate trouble
neighbors and partners," not or worry about what may
Monetary experts said that ulating, only that it is mak-
militarism and fear. "We never happen. Keep in the
Israel will not suffer because ing sure it will be able to
strongly commend Jewish- sunlight. — Benjamin Fran-
of the low state of the U. S. fulfill its future obligations.
Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich.
Christian dialogue as a fa- klin.
dollar on the European money
The impact of higher Euro-
vored instrument by which
market even though the Is- pean prices will not be felt
we may explore the richness
raeli pound continues to be on the Israeli market for at
of Judaism and the Jewish
pegged to the dollar.
least another 45 days, ex-
roots of our Christian faith."
They said, however, that perts said.
Israel will eventually feel
Most Israelis' "overriding
The 90-day price freeze
the pinch of higher prices on that went into effect last
concern" is "peace, not more
imports from Europe.
month requires a 45-day no-
territory," but "it would be
Moshe Zanbar, governor of tice before a manufacturer
quite unrealistic and unjust
the Bank of Israel said the can apply for a price hike
to expect Israel to become a
sharp drop in value of the here because of higher prices
sort of heavenly society of
WILSON-CRISSMAN CADII LAC
U. S. dollar did not affect at his European source of
which more is demanded than
CALL BUS. MI 4-1930
Israel because most of its supply.
of other nations." Christians
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foreign currency reserves
Meanwhile Israel will re-
need not endorse every Is-
are in West German marks. ceive credits from West Ger- not a single Judeo Christian raeli p o l i c y decision, but
Zanbar said that since Is- many of about DM 140,000,-
must avoid a "double stand-
rael's foreign debt is three 000 this year for civilian con- culture," and "one's under- ard" and "refrain from the
times its foreign currency struction projects, the Bonn
ture of the human person type of criticism that would
assets, the Bank secured Foreign Office announced.
use Israel's failures, real or
itself by acquiring only
The foreign office denied remains incomplete without imagined, to live up to the
"those currencies which up press reports suggesting that the other."
highest moral standards as
their value" such as the in 1972 West Germany gave
Jewish worship and life are an excuse to deny its right to
more aid to Israel than the "authentic forms of service exist."
Wondering what happened to us since
He said this did not mean United States had given.
to the true God."
our store was completely destroyed by
To help achieve "peace
If inflation and unemploy- with justice in the Middle
Looking in vain for those great fur-
ment worsen or another de- East," the churches must
pression sets in, "we can be e s c h e w "prejudice" and
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The The letter was in response
"give their prayerful atten-
American Jewish Committee to a speech Rauh made to cal right and/or the radical tion to such central questions
has taken issue with a re- the Jewish Community Coun- left will make Jews out to be as the legitimacy of the Jew-
cent charge by Joseph Rauh, cil of Milwaukee, June 26. the culprits." To refuse to ish State, the rights of the
Jr., a prominent civil liber-
Rauh, who is Jewish and learn from history is to "re- Palestinians, and the problem
tarian, that American Jews is general counsel of the live the errors and evils of of the refugees — Jewish as
are swinging to the right and Leadership Council on Civil the past."
well as Arab."
that Jews and Jewish organ- Rights with which many Jew-
Christians "share in the
The 18•member Israel
We're back in business
izations "are largely on the ish organizations are affilia- dignity of Israel" and should Study Group includes Dr. A.
at a new location at
wrong side of the great civil ted, was the recipient of the be "grateful to God and to Roy Eckardt of Lehigh Uni-
Orchard Lake Road and
rights issue of the day." AJCommittee's Isaiah Award the people whom God has versity, Bethlehem, Pa.; the
Cass Lake Road. Same
That contention and others by last year "for a lifetime of chosen as a special instru- Rev. Edward H. Flannery of
fine furniture names,
Rauh that Jews were retreat- service to civil rights."
ment of His kindness."
the Secretariat for Catholic-
same wide selection ..
ing from their traditional
God wanted the Jews to Jewish Relations, Washing-
and everything is brand
liberal stance, were chal-
"set up a special society ded- ton, D.C.; Dr. Franklin H.
new! Same great values
lenged by Hyman Bookbind- "particularly in t e m perate icated to the fulfillment of Littell of Temple University,
er, the AJComittee's Wash- language" . Rauh's charge the messianic aspirations for Philadelphia, and Msgr. John
has changed but
ington representative who is that a "brigade of wealthy righteousness and freedom," M. Oesterreicher of Seton
himself a long time civil
allegiance to the Democratic and "many observers" have Hall University, South Or-
Party last fall" and gave found that "the localizing of ange, N.J.
"Even the most cursory re- "vast sums" to defeat a can- Jewish activities g i v es a
Rabbi Bernards said the
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view of the civil rights scene didate "whose crime was to greater opportunity to fulfill "perceptive" statement "pro-
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letter to Rauh.
Discussing "your genera]
indictment of Jewish with-
drawal from civil rights com-
mitments largely on the
troublesome issue of quotas,"
Bookbinder wrote to Rauh
that while "very few" now
believe in quotas, "a year
ago, when the quota issue
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many who did suport quotas
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