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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-04-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Leading Latin America Rabbi Concerned for His Community

BY HENRY LEVY

(Copyright 1977. JTA. Inc.(

c;)

A year after his gradu-
ation from the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary in 1958.
Marshall Theodore Meyer,
a 29-year-old adventur-
esome rabbi went to
Buenos Aires to serve as
the assistant rabbi of a con-
gregation. Today. eighteen
years later. he is acknowl-
edged as one of the out-
standing leaders of Latin
American Jewry, as the
founder and rector of the
Seminario Rabinico Latino
American • and the Latin
American director of the
World Council of Syna-
gogues, as well as the rabbi
large congregation in
s Aires, cpmmunidad
El, which he estab-
lished in 1963.

"FIRST FOR
A REASON"

In less than two decades.
this American rabbi has, in
the words of Rabbi Wolfe
Kelman, executive vice-
president of the Rabbinical
Assembly, "transformed
the religious landscape of
South America." He has
helped develop a Conserva-
tive Judaism that now func-
tions in 11 Latin American
countries and has a mem-
bership of approximately
70,000 Jews among the esti-
mated slightly more than a
half million Jews resideht
in this area.

Interviewed, while on a
recent visit to the United
States, Rabbi Meyer has an
ambivalence that sees the
possibility of both Latin
American Jewish .growth as
well as eventual dis-
memberment.
Rabbi M eyer said:

"Beyond the question of a
doubt, the major issue for
the Jewish community of
Argentina is not anti-Semi-
tism, nor political in-
stability, but rather the dis-
integration of Jewish life--

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on Middle East Rift

NEW YORK (ZINS)—The
Israel-Arab contest has
spilled' over from the diplo-
matic arena onto the pages
of Time and Newsweek, in
the reporting of a recent en-
counter between Egyptian
President Sadat and PLO's
"foreign minister," Farouk
Kadoumi.
In an exclusive interview
with Time magazine, Sadat
is quoted as saying that the
Palestinians are ready for
peace with Israel provided
they have their own inde-
pendent state composed of
the West Bank and Gaza.
Sadat also is reported as
emphasizing that he was
speaking not only for him-
self but for the Palestinians
as well.
However, this assertion
drew a categorical denial
from Kadoumi. He is
quoted in Newsweek as in-
sisting that the Palestinians
will not recognize the state
of Israel even if such a Pa-
lestinian state comes into
being.
Kadoumi also said that
the Palestinians- will use
such a self-governing entity
as a springboard to "liber-
ate the remaining areas of
the Fathei-land," an oper-
ation to be carried out in
two phases: the firsst will
be a restoration of the pre-
June 1967 boundaries; and
the second a push back to
the 1948 partition lines.

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JERUSALEM (ZINS)—
The Executive of the World
Zionist Organization has de-
cided to cut the budget of
the coming Zionist Con-
gress by almost 50 percent.
The sum of $1,500,000 (in-
stead of $2,800,000) was allo-
cated to cover all expenses
incurred in the course of
the , Congress membership
campaign, the cost of the
elections 'as well.as the Con-
gress itself.
At the suggestion of Arye
Dulzin, treasurer of the Jew-
ish Agency, the delegates
will have to come at their
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the apathy, disinterest and
ignorance of thousands and
thousands of Jews.
"Intermarriage is rife
and more and more Jews
are buried in Christian cem-
eteries. Jewish education
has been largely secularis-
tic but there is also a grow-
ing awareness that without
a profound basis in genuine
Jewish sources and reli-
gious living. there is little
hope to stem a tide of assi-
milation." Although he is
too modest to say so, it is
apparent that his success in
developing the Seminario
Rabbinico Latino Ameri-
cano and the establishment
of new synagogues, makes

him feel that the country's
Jewish community cane be
saved.

r

He believes that the
300,000 Argentinian Jews--
he says that-the half million
figure generally given by
writers "is simply not
true"--can survive despite
the Cassandra-like prophe-
cies that are so often
voiced.

Friday, April 8, 1977 17

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