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October 28, 1977 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-10-28

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6 Friday, October 28, 1977


`U.S. Is Israel's Only Friend: Eban'

Former Israeli Foreign
Minister Abba Eban has
cautioned that Israel has
"no substitute for America"

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and in the "crucial moment
of truth" it is "vital" for the
two countries to reach
"lucid understanding on
issues on which they

"There's no way of dis-
cussing the Middle East
without be ginning and
ending with America,"
Eban said. The Soviet
Union, the United Nations
and Western Europe, he
noted, have ruled them-
selves out of dialogues with
Israel, thus leaving the
United States "alone in the

Eban addressed about
1,200 delegates and guests
at the Pioneer Women's din-
ner meeting at the Shore-
ham Americana Hotel
where it held its 25th bien-
nial national convention.
The first Golda Meir
Human Rights Award was
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Emanuel Wodic: A Colorful Detroit Figure


Executive Secretary
Temple Beth El

One of the most pictur-
esque and rugged members
in the long history of
Temple Beth El was Ema-
nuel Halevy Wodic, Indian
fighter and Civil War
He was born in Bohemia
in 1836 and immigrated with

his parents' to the United
States in 1854. Two years
later he enlisted in the U.S.
Army. He participated in
the colorful Indian Cam-
paign on - the Western
He was honorably dis-
charged from the Army on
Nov. 3, 1861, but re-enlisted
on the same day and served
throughout the Civil War,

Polish Daily News Editorial
Hit, Critical of Soviet Jews

ying what he calls "the cul-
tivation of old prejudices
and bigotry," Wlodzimierz
Rozenbaum, lecturer in
Soviet politics at the
Indianapolis campus of
Indiana University-Purdue
University, has called atten-
tion to an editorial which
appeared in the June 17-18
issue of the Polish Daily
News of Detroit.
The editorial, entitled "No
Comparison," was stated to
be in response to an anony-
mous letter received by the
paper, which sought to know
why the Polish Daily News
had devoted space to the
plight of dissident workers
in Poland and almost none
to the Jews trying to leave
The Polish Daily News
editors declared that the
story of Russian Jewish dis-
sidents, had been glossed
over for a number of rea-
sons. The editors asserted
that some Soviet Jews had
in fact broken the law and
deserved prosecution; also,
Jewish dissidents, they said,
who suffer no real hard-
ships, get underserved pub-
licity in the west. They fur-
ther claimed that Russian
Jews, unlike dissident Pol-

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ish workers, only desire to
help themselves by leaving,
and hope for no positive
changes which would affect
all the peoples of the Soviet
Union, and that the Jews
really do not want to go to
Israel, but want to come to
the United States. The
whole crux of the problem,
the Polish Daily editors
declared, was that the Rus-
sian Jews had been strong
supporters of communism,
and they became dis-
illusioned only after they
had been forced out of
"No doubt," Rozenbaum
said, "the authors of "No
Comparison" feel obviously
threatened by the new Jew-
ish immigrants from Russia
the same way they may
have been afraid at the turn
of the century, or more
recently in 1968, during the
mass immigration of Jews
from Poland."
Rozenbaum rebuffed the
editorial's claim that Soviet
Jews only wish to escape.
"Let us remember," he
said, "that one of the rea-
sons we know so much
about the Polish workers'
movement is that a number
of harassed workers have
fled to the west."
Ftozenbaum also rejected
the notion that Jews only
became aware of their
Judaism when they alled-
gedly lost power. He pointed
out that many Jews had
occupied leadership posi-
tions in the non-communist
and anti-communist parties,
and that Jewish desires to
leave Russia were
prompted by Soviet anti-
Semitism. Rozenbaum gave
the example of the 1952
trials in which 25 leading
Jewish intellectuals were
killed on Stalin's orders,
plus the quotas in the 1950s
and 1960s against Jews in
education and employment.
"It is pretty obvious,"
Rozenbaum declared, "that
the attack against Russian
Jews in the Polish Daily
News is not simply a prod-
uct of ignorance, inferiority
complex or insecurity on
the part of a segment of the
Polish American population.
It is deeply rooted in old
prejudices, brought here
from Poland, and enforced
by the anti-Semitic prop-
anganda on the right and on
the left."

participating in many of its
battles. He was wounded
several times.
Simon Wolf, in his book
"The American Jew As Sol-
dier, Patriot and Citizen",
states the following about
Wodic: "has testimonies
from his superior officers,
speaking in the highest
terms of his devotion and
courage." Wodic was honor-
ably discharged on Nov. 3,
1864, and went to Macomb
County where he bought a
40-acre farm.
Wodic moved to Detroit in
1885 and served for many
years as a trustee and as
the warden of the cemeter-
ies of Temple Beth El.
When the Palestine Agri-
cultural Colony in Bad Axe
began to have its problems,
Wodic, an experienced
farmer, volunteered his
services, moved in 1892 to
Bad Axe and taught agricul-
tural science to the former
When Temple Beth El
conducted its ground-break-
ing ceremonies in 1901, for
its house of worship on
Woodward at Eliot (now the
Bonstelle. Theater of Wayne
State University) he was
given the honor of turning
the first sod.
In 1921, when Beth El held
ground-breaking ceremo-
nies for its new edifice on
Woodward at
t G
w a l asd sat g o a n
given the honor of turning
the first sod, with the same
shovel he used in 1901 (this
shovel was also used at the

ground-breaking ceremo-
nies of the present Temple
Beth El on Telegraph at 14
During his long tenure as
warden of Beth El's ceme-
teries, Wodic made reports
to the congregation at the
annual meetings. At one of
these meetings he stated,
"During the past year we
-buried 18 members — a
very poor showing for a con-
gregation as large as ours".

Sun., Nov. 13,1977
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Mr. and Mrs. Nathan P. Rossen
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mendelson
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Collier
Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Lipsitz
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Levine
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fishman
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Mr. and Mrs. David Chaney
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Friedman
Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Shrodeck
Mr. Harry Cohen
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Mr. Edwin G. Shifrin
Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Molly Silver
Mr. Leonard Montford
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