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December 07, 1973 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-12-07

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ITJA Agencies Aid Retarded Children Cases in Mideast War

NEW YORK — Jewish
Agency-supported programs
of institutional care for dis-
turbed and retarded children
and adults in their home set-
tings assist about 7,000 cases
per month. However, new
cases emerge daily because
of the war.

Two cases directly in-
volved with the war concern
families who lost healthy
sons in the fighting and are
now emotionally incapable
of providing for the needs of
their retarded children. As
a result, the retarded must
be institutionalized.

The institutions are equipped I with multiple social and eco-
for long- and short-term nomic problems, the re-
patients. Sometimes, when a tarded member may require
family has overcome its long-term institutionalization.
A Jerusalem social worker
shock and bereavement, due
to a member lost in the war, said the institutions try to
the retarded or disturbed "develop whatever capacities
member may be able to re- they (the retarded) have for
join the family. In families autonomy and independ-

Slavery
Although volume upon vol-
ume is written to prove
slavery is a very good thing,
we never hear of the man
who wishes to take the good
of it by being a slave him-
self.—Abraham Lincoln.

ence." However, she said
that these individuals are not
capable of dealing with an
unusual event such as war,
and when things return to
normal a lot of time and
skill will have to be devoted THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 7, 1973-9
to these people.

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in behalf of the Israel Bond cause

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
B'NAI DAVID SANCTUARY

OUR SPECIAL
SHELIACH
FROM
ISRAEL

BRIGADIER GENERAL

CHAIM

HERZOG

During the Yom Kippur War as in 1967,
Brigadier General Chaim Herzog was the
"Voice of Israel." General Herzog served
as Military Governor for the West Bank,
first Military Governor of Jerusalem, Di-
rector of Military Intelligence and Chief
Military Attache of the Israel Embassy in
Washington.

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