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Sabbath Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the sixth day of Shevat, 5739, the following scriptural selections will be read in our synagogues:
Pentateuchal portion, Exodus 10:1-13:6. Prophetical portion, Jeremiah 46:13-28.
Candle lighting, Friday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.
VOL. LXXIV, No. 22
Friday, February 2, 1979
Terror for Mankind from Libya
Americans with a spark of conscience for through the file. Without looking up, he said,
human rights and all who are concerned that "Why don't you give this to the Egyptians?' "
terror should not reign on earth were justified in
That's how the inspiration for . Egyptian-
their concern lest a democratic communitythke Israel negotiations for peace - had begun. But it
Miehigan's be polluted by visitors from terror- was one of a myriad of plots by the Libyans to
ridden Libya ruled by Muammar Qaddafi.
murder people. They engineered the Munich
' Surprisingly, politically-minded officials in Olympics murder of 11 Israeli athletes. They
some communities were • ready to welcome a finance terrorism everywhere. Yet, there were
delegation representing a country whence has \ some who condoned the antics of the President's
come so much misery for many.
brother in engineering a tour of this country, in -
That the President's brother; Billy, should be search of an American partnership, by the
the spokesman for a delegation personifying the representatives of a murder-inciting govern-
worst in human, relations gave justification to ment. It is to be hoped that such actions will not
the demands that the White House speak out prove to be the most disgraceful on the record of
against recognition of a foreign element which too many Americans approving the very
has failed to acquire diplomatic relations with . presence in this country of the vilest sponsors of
the United States. That fact alone should have the world's terrorists.
been proper cause to reject Billy Carter's lead-
Detroit's officialdom nar r owly averted falling
ership in a movement that lent status to an
into the trap of giving credence to the worst in
element threatening the basic principles of
anti-Semitism had the visit of Libyan delega-
in Detroit been given formal status. The
Announcing publication of a series of two ar-
visiting Libyans proved to be the legitimate
ticles, "Untold Story of the Middle East" by Sid-
representatives of the brutal dictator Qaddafi
ney Zion and Uri Dan, the front cover of the Jan.
when their spokesmen resorted to one of the
21 New York Times Magazine Section asserted:
most repulsive documents, the fabrications
"The story begins in July 1977, when Prime
known as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, as
Minister Menahem Begin received a visit in his
their guide in an anti-Zionist crusade. The op-
office from the men who run Israeli intelligence.
position to Zionism in every instance is a resort
They came with a thick file on a startling plot:
to the vilest forms of anti-Semitism. To welcome
the Libyan dictator, Col. Qaddafi, had or-
a group with such tendencies could only mean
ganized an operation to assassinate the Egyp-
compromising with conscience.
tian president, Anwar el-Sadat. Begin thumbed
Dilemmas as Plagues for Israel
Israel is not getting a good press. For a brief asked to pay.
period, after Anwar Sadat had again postponed • "What Price Does the Treaty Require Egypt
negotiations for a peace - pact with Israel, the to Pay? — Egypt is being asked to give only the
Egyptian obstacles were recognized. Now intangible: normal 'relations between good
neighbors. Under the treaty, Egypt would join
Menahem Begin again is charged with being
with Israel in normal relations including full
intransigent and the establishment of three
new settlements on the border with Jordan is recognition, diplomatic, economic and cultural
relations, termination of economic boycotts and
utilized for another attack on Begin as uncom-
discriminatory barriers to the free movement of
If the settlements were the issue they prob- people and goods.
"What Can Be Done to Rescue the Treaty? —
ably could have been resolved. But they are
As long as the United States supports Egypt's
being exaggerated as an Ameripan issue, and
stiff demands, Egypt will be unwilling to con-
this is where the agony settles in the dilemma
ciliate its position as evidenced by Sadat's posi-
over delays in fulfilling the Camp David deci-
tion that negotiations are now between the
There are many important developments that United States and Israel. Rather than being
Egypt's public and private advocate, let the
are plaguing the Israelis and are causing the
Middle East stalemate. The National Jewish United States return to its Camp David role of
mediating off camera. This will lead to the kind
Community Relations Advisory Council com-
of negotiations that is more likely to produce a
piled a number of questions for which answers
Treaty of Peace between Israel and Egypt."
are demanded about the unfortunate and un-
The developing irritations are especially dis-
necessary delays for action, and the following
tressing. Criticism of President Carter for al-
may be considered as striking at the root of the
leged inconsistencies are the result of anxieties
"What Price Is Israel Paying for This Peace over the delays in actions for a Middle East
peace. Meanwhile, White House and State De-
-Treaty? — Israel is paying tangibly in many
partment are also evidencing irritations and
substantial ways. Israel has agreed to withdraw
instead of resolving the issues encouragement
from all of the Sinai, giving up a vital buffer
has been given to the PLO to resume terrorist
zone. It is ceding highly sophisticated air fields
and military bases. It is giving up towns and acts in Israel. These called for retaliations and
villages strategically located on Egypt's tradi- enmities add to inconsistencies that become
even more deeply rooted in war-threats. The
tional invasion route to Israel. It is yielding
parties to the Camp David accord must act with
major oil fields at a time when Israel's major
greater dedication to the assumed duties to
source of oil — Iran — is threatened. Egypt's
new demands have now raised the price Israel is avert further troubles in the Middle East.
`The Earth Is the Lord's'
Now Issued as- Paperback
When "The Earth Is the Lord's" by Abraham J. Heschel first was
published by McGraw Hill, in 1949, it served as a pattern for Jewish
inspiration. It introduced to American Jeskrry one_ of the great schol-
ars, the interpreter and the guide to the highest rungs of Jewish piety
and intellectual aspiration.
The republishing of this book by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, in a
paperback, renews an important link between scholarship and the
Jewish student who is searching for the high spiritual legacies.
"The Earth Is the Lord's" was written not for Jews alone but for
the entire civilized world. Occasioned by tragedy of a magnitude
never before experienced in the world, it re-creates one of the greatest
periods in Jewish history and draws from the mind and character of a
whole people spiritual enlightenment and historic meaning for all
Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1907,
the scion of a distinguished Hasidic
family. After obtaining his docto-
rate ill philosophy from the Univer-
sity of Berlin in 1933, Rabbi Hes-
chel taught in Germany for several
years, until he was forced_to flee
from the Nazis. In 1940, he came to
this country, where he taught first
at the ilebreveUnion College and,
until his death, at' the Jewish
Rabbi Illeschel's great religious
passion led him to be a major force
in both the civil rights' movement
and the anti-war movement. In
1965, he was inaugurated as Harry
Emerson Fosdick Visiting Profes-
sor at the Union Theological Semi-
nary — the first Jew to be ap-
pointed to that institution.
Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Hes-
chel was an important spokesman
for Christians and Jews. He died in
New York City on Dec. 22, 1972.
Reading the Prayerbook
Made Easy With Songs
A crash course for the study of Hebrew and the reading of prayers,
introduced in 1963 by Rabbi. Noah Golinkin, then serving a 'congrega-
tion in Arlington, Va., now is hailed as the commencement of a
method that makes prayer-reading easy.
It is being encouraged in the National Federation of Jewish
Men's Clubs Hebrew Literacy Campaign.
The unique method commences with the singing of the popular
Hebrew hymn Shalom Aleichem. The reason for its inspirational
influence is explained in an introductory-note to what may be consid-
ered the textbook of the new task, "Shalom Aleichem: Learn to Read
the Hebrew Prayerbook" (Hebrew Publishing Co.).
The entire text of the 77-page "Shalom Aleichem" is in Hebrew. It
includes the musical notes for the songs and is appropriately illus-
The uniqueness of the method introduced by Rabbi Golinkin
elevates his book, printed as a paperback, into the status of a