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March 22, 1974 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-03-22

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Weizmann, Develops Devices
for Soldiers Handicaped in War

REHOVOT — A total of 10
devices to ease the plight of
wounded soldiers at the Re-
habilitation Center of Tel
Hashomer Hospital have
been developed by the scien-
tific services department of
Weizmann Institute.
Spurred to action by a tele-
vised report shortly after the
Yom Kippur War on the
problems of war-wounded
soldiers, the unit, headed by
Daniel Barak, has been doing
its best "to make independent
living possible for these

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Because Barak's depart-
ment deals with the creation,
adaptation and maintenance
of scientific instruments for
institute scientists, it is quali-
fied to help find individual
solutions for the needs of the
Minor adaptations of al-
ready-existing gadgets help
amputees perform b a sic
motor functions. For ex-
ample, for a young man
amputated above the elbows,
the institute workers devel-
oped a rotating handle which
allows his spoon to remain
constantly horizontal, thus
preventing spilling; replaced
the knob on his typewriter
with one that he can easily
grasp with the hook of his
prosthesis, thus permitting
him to rotate paper without
Twenty - four - hour bedside
care is no longer essential
for the paralyzed patient
whose push-button has been
replaced by a far more sen-
sitive switch that is activated
on very slight pressure from
palm or chin.
Bedside tables have been
improved to include a sur-
face that rotates 360 degrees,
which makes it possible for
prone patients to read.

NEW YORK—Full sedorim
for entire Jewish military
families and solo sedorim
for small groups of men at
isolated posts will be con-
ducted as the result of world-
wide Passover arrangements
made by the National Jewish
Welfare Board and commu-
nity groups throughout the
U. S. for Jewish military
personnel, their families and
sick or wounded perSonnel
in Veterans Administration
Sedorim will be conducted
by full-time and part-time
Jewish chaplains and Jewisn
military lay leaders, using
kosher supplies and religious
materials provided 'by JWB's
commission off. Jewish chap-
laincy and the JWB' women's
organizations' s e r v ices to
more than 500 overseas and
domestic military installa-
tions and to Veterans Admin-
tration hospitals and other
federal facilities for hospital-
ized veterans.
Among the supplies shipped
by JWB for Passover observ-
ances are religious literature,
hagadot, as well as quanti-
ties of ma t z at , wine and
canned k o s her Passover
To help Jewish families in
the military prepare for Pass-

over, JWB provides a cas- ducted by chaplains. In some will be brought to the pa-
sette recording for use by hospitals, the cassette record- I tents' bedside over the hos-
Jewish chaplains, Jewish mil- ing of the Passover melodies pitals' public address system.
itary lay leaders, and presi-
dents and p rogram chairmen
of military sisterhoods. One
side of the cassette describes
the preparation for the seder
in the 'home. The other side
has the most popular Pass-
over melodies and the order
of the seder.
The JWB women's organi-
zations' services, which has
a Solo Seder program, has
shipped special -packets of
holiday foods and literature
for Jewish servicemen sta-
tioned at i s o l a t e d areas
throughout the w o r Id and
men on duty at remote
weather and radar stations.
The Jewish chaplains and
Jewish military lay leaders
served by JWE's commission
on J e wish chaplaincy will
conduct Passover services in
K or e a, Frankfurt, Heidel-
berg, Ramstein, Kaiserslau-
tern, Munich and Stuttgart,
Germany; the United King-
dom, Okinawa, the Philip-
pines, Hawaii. Panama Can-
al Zone, Taiwan, Thailand,
Japan, Alaska and installa-
tions in the continental U.S.
Jewish patients in VA hos-
pitals will also participate in
festival observances c o n -

N. Y. Bar Assn. Voluntary Quota
Support Hit by AJC ongress


I Be safe on your vacation
NEW YORK — A report
trip—buckle up and live.
by the committee on civil
rights of the Bar Association
of New York supporting the
Voluntary adoption of racial
quotas by employers, college
admissions officers and hous-
ing developers was assailed
by the American J e w i
Congress as "urging private
citizens to become r a c i al
Robin Hoods and . . . engage
in the same kind of discrim-
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ination against innocent in-
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stantial prior discrimination
are legally permissible in
such areas as employment,
education and holising."
The American Jewish Con-
gress reply took issue with
this recommendation, which
it described as support for
"do-it-yourself quotas — that
is, quotas instituted by pri-
vate 'parties or institutions
on their own initiative and
not as part of a remedial or-
der imposed by a court or
administrative agency."
The study described the
Bar Association recommen-
dation as "an ill-conceived
Voicing its "profound con- proposal, justified neither by
cern" at "a report emanating
the cases nor by wise de-
from s u c h a prestigious mands of social policy."
source," the A.JCongress de-
clared that it opposed the Bar
Association recommendation
"not only because of the pol-
icy position it expresses but
because we believe the un-
derlying legal analysis which
accompanies it to be, in many
instances, either misleading
or erroneous."

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The AJCongress analysis,
a. 24-page document, w a s
written by Lois Waldman, as-
sociate director of the or-
ganization's commission on
law, social action and urban
affairs. The Bar Association
report, 22 pages, was pre-
pared by the association's
committee on civil rights,
chaired by Maria L. Marcus. 1

In its report, the N.Y. Bar
committee declared that "vol-
untary programs using quotas
for ameliorative purposes to
correct the effects of sub-


Bias Fought on Radio




NEW YORK — To combat
anti-Semitism in the Spanish-
s pe a king 'community, the
American Jewish .Commit-
tee's interreligious affairs de-
partment radio commentaries
are b e in g translated into
Spanish and aired regularly
by a New York City station.


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