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THE JEWISH NEWS

Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle commencing with the issue of July 20, 1951

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Member American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, Michigan Press Association, National Editorial Association.
Published every Friday by The Jewish News Publishing Co., 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075.
Second-Class Postage Paid at Southfield, Michigan and Additional Mailing Offices. Subscription :t10 a year.

PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
Editor and Publisher

CARMI M. SLOMOVITZ
Business Manager

DREW LIEBERWITZ
Advertising Manager

Alan Hitsky, News Editor . . . Heidi Press, Assistant News Editor

— Sabbath Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the ninth of Tevet, 5736, the following scriptural selections will be read in out synagogues:

Pentateuchal portion, Gen. 14:18-4 7: 27. Prophetical portion, Ezekiel 37:15-28.

Sunday, Fast of the 10th of Tevet, Exod. 32:11-14; 34:1-10. Afternoon only: Isaiah 55:6-56:8.

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Candle lighting, Friday, Dec. 12, 4:43 p.m.

VOL. LXVIII, No. 14

Page Four

Friday, December 12, 1975

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Will Murderers Judge Over Israel?

Overshadowing even the revived Krystal-
nacht of Nov. 10 as one of the gloomiest occa-
sions of internationalized anti-Semitism is the
approaching January platform for glorification
of banditry that was solemnized at the United
Nations on Nov. 28.
On that tragic night, the tyrannical major-
ity, with the consent of the similarly brutalized
Western powers, selected another black day for
mankind, with a decision to include a pack of
murderers in an international parliament. The
decision, engineered by the Soviet-Arab-Third
World rulers over mankind to glorify the PLO
with a seat in an international court that is to
pass judgment' over Israel, on Jan. 12, 1976, is
sufficient to cast a pall over the civilized world
community, tragic enough to create horror over
what is in store for all mankind.
The glorification provided by the UN to a
pack of murderers, to a concededly small group
of terrorists whose boasts are of having inspired
terrorist acts against children in their school-
rooms, who are guilty of hijacking, the murder
of athletes at the World Olympics and whose
major aim is Israel's destruction, disgraces the
world organization whose creation was for the
purpose of inspiring peace for humanity.
Are the so-called democratic Western na-
tions so inconsistent that their votes against the
anti-Zionist resolution on Nov. 10 are meaning-
less? Is the concurrence of the United States in
the action of Nov. 28, when the bloodstained
hands of the PLO were drawn into the interna-
tional fraternity, to lie interpreted that bandits
can gain control of the world community and
have the right and freedom to turn it into a
jungle?
The UN has already become a jungle. Basic
human rights are being trampled in the dust.
Pacts intended for peaceful purposes have be-
come like diseased sores on the human body and
sacred documentary agreements have been rele-
gated to the sewers.
The days on which murderers are being ele-
vated to judgeships over Israel are tragic for all
mankind and the sufferers are not the Israelis
alone. Every vestige of democracy has been put
to shame and is challenged to seek redemption
from degradation.
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The American people must be alerted to the
tragedy being inflicted from the venal situation
that was born in the UN. The manace emerging
on the banks of New York's East River, in the
glass structure that was to provide hope for
human decencies and an end to warfare, is as-

suming threatening proportions for the United
States. Israel's arch enemies are really primar-
ily the antagonists of the United States. Because
of the dominance attained by the Kremlin, the
threats to the American role in many world
areas, more especially the Middle East, are
spreading rapidly. Russia is gaining dominance
on the seas. The Russian influence is building a
Frankenstein among Arabs over Israel. The au-
thoritative Detroit News military expert, Col. R.
D. Heinl Jr. (Retired), in an explanatory article
on the military buildup of the Arab states, lists
the immense amount of armaments being pro-
vided Israel's enemies by the Soviet Union.
There is no doubt that in the process Russia is
building up her own influence in the entire Mid-
dle East, to the detriment of the U.S.
In his analytical article. Col. Heinl quotes
facts and figures and shows how Israel is being
overwhelmed by Arab arsenals with Russian
aid, in this partial listing of deadly weapons
aimed at Israel:
If the Arabs were to launch another
war against Israel next year, they would
outnumber her 3-1 in combat aircraft,
2.8-1 in tanks, 6-1 in artillery, 12-1 in air
defense weapons, and 4.5-1 in trained
manpower.
Col. Heinl also made some observations
about Libya, which he described as the store-
house of the Middle East:
With a population of 1.9 million peas-
ants, Libya now has 1,100 Russian tanks
(including 600 new T62 main battle
tanks); by comparison Britain has only
900. Libya has 60 Soviet model anti-air-
craft missile batteries, 88 French first-
line Mirage Fl fighter-attack planes, and
12 new French missile gunboats.
It is not in the UN alone that Russia is a
menace to every aspect of human hopefulness,
as expressed in Israel's pleadings for the right to
live. The rule of power is linked with the Arab
hatreds, with the menace to peace in the Middle
East, with a state of terror which the U.S. dare
not ignore.
The state of horror is growing. The threats
are first aimed at Israel and then the democra-
cies become the targets of the jungle. Then all
the democracies will suffer. What needs to be
said to the U.S. and to all the democracies is
that if murderers are to be permitted to be
judges over Israel the return to rule of the jungle
merits one warning to people of decency: BE-
WARE?

Bicentennial Inspires Research

American Revolution Bicentennial pro-
gramming shows interesting results in literary
and historical research in the Jewish commun-
ity.
Dr. Jacob R. Marcus, who heads the Ameri-
can Jewish Archives, a valuable department of
Hebrew Union College and the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations, and participants in
tasks of the American Jewish Historical Society
and other leading Jewish movements, are ren-
dering notable services in the compilation of
newly researched data regarding U.S. Jewry.
While American Jewish history is formally

dated with the American Jewish Tercentenary
which was observed in 1953, the fact is that Jew-
ish history commenced in this land with Colum-
bus.
As the numerous features in the columns of
this newspaper show, Jews played vital roles
in the Revolution. They had leadership positions
in literature, the arts, the judiciary, in politics
and in business. The contributions were signifi-
cant, sufficient to arouse a sense of pride. The
research by scholars assists in assuring know-
ledgeability about the many achievements and
the contributions Jews made to America.

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Bicentennial Literary Treasures

JPS Bicentennial Book
on Life of Haym Salomon

"Haym Solomon — Liberty's Son" is a most appropriate book is-
sued by the Jewish Publication Society to mark the American Revolu-
tion Bicentennial.

In this splendid biography of the hero of the American Revolu-
tion, Shirley Milgrim provides splendid coverage of the background,
the Jewish involvements, the patriotic devotions of the Jew from Po-
land whose role was immense and needs to be known by all
Americans.

The Milgrim biography of Salomon, written for young readers,
will enthuse the elders as well. The book gains fascination from the
illustrations by Robert Fish, who also illustrated Miss Milgrim's ear-
lier book, "Stories of Courage and Independence."

Salomon's patriotism found
outlet in the underground activi-
ties of the Sons of Liberty. He
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hands of the British. The second
time he fled to the safety of Phil-
adelphia from New York, leaving
behind his business and his fam-
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ily (who later - joined him).
In Philadelphia Haym Salomon proved his further devotion to the
cause of American liberty. By this time the colonies had declared their
freedom, but the infant government found itself faced with crisis after
crisis. Salomon eagerly supported it with all his resources.
As authorized broker to the Office of Finance of the American
Revolution, he subscribed to government loans, converted foreign bills
of exchange into cash, and finaced several military units with his own
money. At the same time, he was active in the affairs of the growing
Jewish community, contributing generously to the building of Mikveh
Israel Synagogue in Philadelphia.
To Salomon, unshakable faith in the victory of the Colonial effort
was a natural outgrowth of his Jewish heritage. As a Jew born and
reared in Poland — a land where Jews had lived for hundreds of years
but were never really welcome — he learned the meaning of restric-
tion, humilitation and tyranny.
In America, he devoted all of his energy and fortune to the strt
gle for freedom, telling his wife that his legacy to their children woulu
be "a country where they'll be free to differ in the way they worship
God and still enjoy the friendship of other people . . . an opportunity
for happiness equal to that of the other citizens of a new nation and
a feeling that they are as important a part of the new nation as anyone
else."
A wealth of Bicentennial literature is being prepared for early
release by the Jewish Publication Society.
A history of Philadelphia Jewry, numerous analytical works on
the eras of the Revolution and the development of Jewish communal
works and other works are in preparation.
Two scholars and authorities on the subject joined in producing
JPS's `„`The History of the Jews of Philadelphia." Edwin Wolf 2nd and
Maxwell Whiteman had worked previously together on historical data
and the new book on Philadelphia Jewry links superbly with Ameri-
can Jewish historical facts.

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