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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-03-04

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, March 4, 1977 39

Volume Traces JDL History

BY ALLEN A. WARSEN

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"Jewish Identity and
the JDL" (Princeton Uni-
versity Press) by Janet L.
Dolgin is an adaptation
from a doctoral disserta-
tion and the product of 14
months of research in
New York and Jerusalem.
The author, assistant
professor of anthropology
at Teachers College, Co-
lumbia University, traces
the evolution of the JDL
from its beginning in 1968
when it was known as the
Jewish Defense Corps
through September,_ 1972
when it adopted a
nationalist ideology.
The JDL was founded
by a group of middle aged,
lower income Orthodox
Jews as a protective (in
the physical meaning of
the word) organization.
The group's main con-
cerns then were crime in
the streets, black anti-
Semitism, "liberal do-
nothing city govern-'
ment," and 'changing
neighborhoods. Or as the
author phrased it: "JDL
was created against the
Other." The JDL's field of
operation centered in
Williamsburg, Boro Park-
in Brooklyn, and the
Lower East Side in Man-
hattan. However, within
a short time the league's
concerns shifted from
local to national and in-
ternational in scope.
Among others, they in-
cluded Soviet Jewry and
aliya.
As the league expanded,
its major aim was to create

a New Jew. He was to be
modelled after the heroes
of the Bible, the Mac-
cabees, the Zealots the
men of action.
The JDLers contrasted
the New Jews with the
Old Jews. The latter they
described as people
"without a land, without
a society of their own, and
without the political
sagacity of . self-
interests."
The JDL's "Movement
Handbook" (1972) por-
trays the New Jew in the
historic perspective of the
Holocaust: ". . . a new
philosophy was born as a
New Jew arose from the
mound of corpses of Au-
schwitz, Tremblinka and
BuchenWald. From the
ashes and decay of the
Holocaust comes the phi-
losophy of the Jewish De-
fense League. An organi-
zation of Jews whose
hallmark is action.
Nevertheless, that action
is based upon a philoso-
phy — the philosophy of.
the New Jew."
The author lists five
principles of the New Jew
philosophy:
• Ahavat Yisrael (love
ofJewry). It is the obliga- ,
tion of every Jew to love
all Jews as all Jews belong
to Klal Yisrael (the
Jewish people as a whole).
• Hadar (dignity and
pride). Hadar is pride in
being a Jew, in Jewish
culture &I'd in Jewish his-
tory. It is "a response to
Anti-Semitism which
robs the Jews of first their

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Ben-Gurion Biography Unveils
Love Affair, Reactor Project

TEL AVIV — A new "an attractive English-
biography of former Is- woman," The book said
rael. Prime Minister the relationship was "in-
David Ben-Gurion makes tellectual and spiritual."
some startling revela-
Another - incident re-
tions. -
vealed is that of Israel's
Written by political sci- building a nuclear reactor
entist Michael Bar-Zohar in 1961, capable of produc-
and published by Am ing raw materials for nuc-
Oved, "Ben-Gurion: A lear bombs. Although
Political Biography" de- there was much opposition
scribes a secret 15-year by France and the U.S.
relationship the former (France withdrew its
Israeli leader had with financing), the project was
completed with the help of
Neo-Nazi Paper private donations.
President Dwight D.
- in Bonn Bombed Eisenhower
sent an ul-
timatum to Ben-Gurion
BONN (JTA) — Munich on Jan. 3, 1961, demand-
police are investigating a ing the American experts
bomb explosion that be permitted to inspect
damaged the premises of the top-secret research
the neO-Nazi newspaper reactor near Dimona in
Deutsche National- the Negev. Ben-Gurion
Zeitung_published. in that refused at first, but later
city.
permitted the U.S. in-
The blast, in the early spection.
hours Monday, caused no
injuries but damage to Levy Becomes
the newspaper plant was
estimated at 10,000 Aliya Director
NEW YORK — Aaron
Marks (about $4,300).
Police said there might Levy, a fifth-generation
be a connection between Sabra on leave from his
the bombing - and an at- post as chief of the man-
tempted borribing on Jan. power division and ad-
24. At that time, a bomb ministrative services at
the Technion, has been
was discovered in the named
acting director of
building and removed be- the Israel
Aliyah Center
fore it went off.
of North America.
The Deutsche Nation-
Levy, who has served
al-Zeitung is owned and for a year and a half
edited . by Dr. Gerhard as assistant director,
Frey, one of the most moved up to fill the vac-
notorious Nazis of the ancy left by the return to
post-war era. It claims a Israel of Yehiel Leket.
circulation of 100,000 in - Leket is now a member of
Germany.
the knesset.

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honor and then their very
being."
• Barzel (iron). Barzel is
defending the Jewish
ped-ple against their
enemies. ". . . when one
deals with Esau, one
must use the weapons of
Esau."
Mishmaat Yisrael
(Jewish discipline and un-
ity). In order for the
Jewish people to survive
they must be united and
disciplined. "Mis-
hmaat,"'moreover, is
the capacity to perform
the impossible."
• Bitachon, absolute
faith in the eternity of the
Jewish people.

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) —
As they - have done every
year since their libera-
tion from German occu-
pation, the citizens of
Amsterdam marked the
anniversary of the Feb.
25-26, 1941 general strike
when Dutch workers
tried in vain to halt the
deportation of the first
400 Amsterdam Jews to
Nazi death camps,
The Amsterdam port
workers were credited
with having organized
the protest strike and for
that reason wreaths are
placed every Feb. 25 at
the base of the statue.
But the Dutch Com-
munist Party also claims
credit for having initiated
the 1941 action.
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This year, in addition to
demands for government
control of multi-national
enterprises and compen-
sation to offset inflation,
they also urged severe
punishment for Pieter
Menten, a Dutch art
dealer accused of having
participated in the mur-
dersofJews and others in
the Lemberg area of Po-
land when he was a
member of an SS unit in
July, 1941. Menten, who
was arrested last year, is
now awaiting trial.

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