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March 05, 1976 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-03-05

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20 Friday, March 5, 1976


Israel Drug Use Increasing

Israel Catholics Hear Jaffee

Detroiter Miles Jaffee is shown with Fr. Elias Cha-
cour in the Greek Catholic Church in Ibillin, where he
delivered a speech during the recent American Jewish
Committee leadership meetings in Israel.

Attorney General Aharon
Barak told the Israel Cabi-__
net Sunday that there are
about 1,600 chronic drug
addicts in Israel and about
100,000 persons using drugs,
mainly hashish,-but are not
categorized as addicts.
He also noted that Israel
has no facilities for curing
drug addiction, except in
mental hospitals and many
persons desiring a cure re-
fuse to be placed in mental
Barak appeared before
the Cabinet to elaborate on
his recent report on drug
use and abuse in Israel, a

Physician Is Critical of Unchanging
Role of Women in the Arab World

men for marriage. The in-
vestigator says Arab society
believes that a woman who
JERUSALEM — Woman works is less productive and.
physician Dr. Noel Elssa- less capable than men in the
dawi, who has investigated same job.
the position of the Arab
Dr. Elssadawi believes
woman in the Arab society Arab girls are brought up
for many years, states that for marriage. They are only
a great number of young considered as a "body" and
Arab girls, even at age 10, are taught only to be con-
are the object of sexual ag- cerned about their beauty.
gressions by older men, Cleverness in Arab girls
strangers or members of the immediately encounters
family. opposition of her sur-
The Arab investigator is rounding. She is told that
convinced that young girls cleverness is a quality of
keep these assaults secret, men — beauty is a quality
in fear of their parents and women should have. She
they wish to find suitable lives in a society which is


Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

Israel Spurs Pilot Training

NEW YORK — Israel's sions and tactics for the air
air force, seeking both to force. These include:
• Reduction of the close-
replace losses of experi-
enced flight crews in the Oc- support role. The enlarged
tober 1973 War, and to es- mobile artillery force is
tablish a pilot force of being counted on to take
considerably greater depth over much of the front-line
than existed before the war, close-support activity that
is pushing cadets through a the air force was forced to
tightly paced, two-year do in 1973.
• Increased dependence
Aviation Week reports on "smart" bombs and
that loss of air crews in the long-range tactical guided
war not only is reflected- by missiles.
the high enrollment in
training at the Air Force • Trend toward use of
Flying School in Israel, but higher-speed aircraft for
also in some revised mis- close-support work.

Bible Is Central
to Colonial U.S.

NEW YORK — Several
speakers in recent weeks
have reminded audiences of
the importance of the Bible
in the history of America.
Prof. Harry Orlinsky,
professor of Bible at He-
brew Union-College — Jew-
ish Institute of Religion told
a Miami group recently,
"Every American in the
early history of the United
States regarded the Bible as
Dr. Abraham I. Katsch
of Dropsie University
echoed those words in a
Philadelphia speech when
he said the most cherished
possession the pilgrim
fathers brought with them
to America was the Old
Testament and its lan-
guage — Hebrew.
He added that the early
Puritans in America ac-
tually thought of them-
selves as a new Israel. Their
lot was the lot of Israel; and
like Egypt, England was "a
land of bondage."

Housing Shortage
Seen in Israel

TEL AVIV — A shortage
of large condominium
apartments suitable for
families from overseas may
be anticipated in Israel by
the end of this year, accord-
ing to Simcha Ben-Shaul,
managing director of ISRA-
LOM, Israel Homes and
Real Estate Ltd.

Ben-Shaul pointed out
that the effects of the build-
ing freeze on apartments
and homes of more than 1,-
200 sq. ft., instituted by the
Israel government in 1974
is now being felt in the new
home market throughout

He cautioned that poten-
tial buyers from abroad who
delay in making residential
property ...purchases may
find few opportunities for
selecting a desirable new
apartment of comfortable
size during the latter part of
1976 and in 1977.

full of porno-films, sexual
art and literature.
Most Arab women are un-
happy in their marital life,
the Arab investigator
states. The Arab woman no
longer wears a veil over her
face, but her thoughts and
feelings are still concealed
under a heavy veil. The Arab
man still does not think the
Arab woman equal-to him.
If Arab society will live in
harmony with the new era,
it has to undergo a revolu-
tion in the question of dif- -
ferences between men and
women. Arab society must
adopt itself to the'last third
of the 20th century. -
Today, operations are still
performed on Arab girls in
order to-insure that they
remain virgins until their
marriage. Arab society de-
mands that the woman sat-
isfy the sexual demands of
their husbands in any form.
If she is not capable.of it, he
marries a second woman or
leaves the first. one.
Dr. Elssadawi criticizes
Arab radio and TV sta-
tions for enticing the sex-
ual lusts of men and
women. On the other hand
the Arab society compels
Arab girls not to be influ-
enced by this atmosphere.
The Arab woman has to
pay the price of the conflict
betwen moral values and
business profits in Arab so-
ciety, Dr. Elssadawi main-
tains. The reason for this
awkward situation is, that
in Arab society the man
rules and he has created the
conflicting moral and busi-
ness conditions.
--Proposals to change this
situation are opposed by re-
ligious leaders, journalists
and others who believe
changing the position of the
Arab woman is an attack on
Moslem law. These laws
still dominate Arab society.
They allow fathers to sell
their daughters as wives to
old men. The woman is the
property of the man.
Dr. Elssadawi says that
the Arab leaders, who are
representing their countries
in international organiza-
tions have the audacity to
speak about defense of hu-
man rights, social justice,
equality, freedom and prog-
ress. It is an irony to hear
their .statements about
these problems in complete
contrast to the situation in
their countries.

subject that made the head-
lines recently when the use
of drugs by high school
students was revealed. The
public was shocked to learn
that the drug users came
from affluent homes as well
as from poverty families
and that drug "pushers"
were active at many schools.
Barak stressed that the
figures contained in his re-
port were only estimates.
But he estimated that the
number of :chronic drug-1
users increases by about 150
persons a year.

Court Turns Down
Ex-Nazi's Appeal

The District High Court in
The Hague upheld a lower_
court's ruling against an
appeal by Nazi war criminal
Joseph Kotaella to have his
life sentence suspended on
humanitarian grounds. Ko-•
taella, 67, is partially para-
lyzed. He is the only one of
three German warcrimi-
nals still imprisoned in Hol-
The High Court ruled that
the continuation of Kotael-
la's sentence cannot be con-
sidered inhumane punish-
ment under the terms of the
European Declaration of
Human Rights, as claimed
by the prisoner's attorney.

Kotaella was sentenced to
death by a Dutch court in
1948 for crimes he commit-
ted personally while sub-
commander of a concentra-
tion camp near Amersfoort
during the Nazi occupation
of Holland in World War II.
His sentence was commuted
to life imprisonment in

French Condemn
Pro-Arab Vote

PARIS (JTA) — The -
Committee for French Soli-
darity with Israel published
a declaration signed by 49
members of both houses of
Parliament condemning
France's pro-Palestinian
policy at the United Na-
The declaration said the
latest French vote in the
Security Council -oh Jan. 26
was marked by hostility to-
wards Israel in spite of rhe-
toric which diluted its lan-
guage. The signatories of
the declaration included 24
members of the government
majority in the National As-
sembly and 25 Senators,
most of whom are Social-

Cost of Housing
Still Is Climbing

head of one of Israel's larg-
est housing companies, Shi-
kun Ovdim, is certain that
1976 will bring a substantial
rise in the price of dwell-
According to his esti-
mates, the average increase
will be $2,000 per housing
unit, despite many unsold
apartments. Economists at
the State Bank are predict.,
ing- prices for consumer
goods may go up by as much
as 40 percent, in contrast to
the 25 percent inflation
which occurred in 1975.


29 year old Israeli is in immediate need of specialized open heart
surgery in the Mayo Clinic.
Not being a resident of the U.S. and, therefore, ineligible for any
form of hospital or medical insurance, his admittance to the hospital is
contingent upon payment of all hospital services prior to entry.


We, therefore, call upon you to take part in this GREAT MITZVA
and send in your generous contribution.

Make checks payable to:

c/o Spitzer's
21770 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Southfield 48076

Cong. Bnai Jacob Charity Fund
c/o Borenstein's Bk. Store
25242 Greenfield Rd.
Oak Park 48237



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A Phone Call Will Save You







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In a city? A kibbutz? A moshav?
A development town?
■ Wouldn't it be nice-to prepare to make
your home in Israel with a group of
Americans who share your aims as well as
your normal problems and fears?
■ A special representative from Israel,
will be here with more
information and plans.

Mr. Arieh Shapira

25900 Greenfield ...4352

Oak Park, Mich. 48237

Tel: (313) 968-1044


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S pecial Purim Mei Jage

To Rabbis, Principals, Teachers and Parents

Greetings and Blessings:

In connection with the approaching Purim festival, we are directed
by the Lubavitcher Rabbi it"C*T7 CO call your kind attention to the
fact that there is a widespread misconception on the part of Jewish
children and teenagers regarding the Mitzvos of Mishloach Mono,
(sending food-gifts to friends) and Mattonos loEvyonim (donations
to the poor), namely, that they have no personal obligation to fulfill
them, in the belief that they are included in the performance of these
Mitzvos by their parents.

Rabbis, Principals, Teachers and Parents are therefore respectfully
urged to remind their students and children that:


In addition to listening to the reading of the Megillah on
Purim (both at night and in the morning). boys of thirteen
years and older, and girls of twelve and older, have a personal
obligation to fulfill also the Mitzvos of Misbloach Mono: and
Mattonos loEvyonim during the day of Purim.

Note: From the point of view of education and training,

younger children should also be encouraged to fulfill these
Mitzvos. Moreover, it is a Mitztu—as cited in the Shulchan
Aruch—to train the children in the observance of all Mitzvos,
including the Mitzvos of Misbloach Monos and Mattonos



These Mitzvos can easily be fulfilled. In the case of Mishloach
(e.g.. art apple and a candy,
— by two kinds of edibles
or a piece of cake and soda or juice) ; Mattonos ToEvyonim —
by two pennies, one penny to each of two poor men.


With best wishes for a happy and inspiring Purim,

Sincerely yours,


R CA . ,


- 9

the Lubavitcher Rabbi 11"tr.717


This Year Purim Starts on Monday Evening March 15th and Laos I atil'fuesilay
Evening March 16th.

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