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June 27, 1980 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-06-27

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62 Friday, June 21, 1980


Fox Re-Elected JTA Head

Menuhin, Rubinstein Exchange
Written Punches Over Israel

Rhode Island Jewish Feder-
ation, honorary president of
its women's division, and an
outstanding civic, cultural
letter to The London Times,
and philanthropic leader in
pianist Arthur Rubinstein
her home community of
accused violinist Yehudi
Menuhin of being "a bad
Janner is a Labor
Jew." Rubinstein was reply-
Member of Parliament for
ing to a letter earlier this
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month in which Menuhin
and president of the Board
wrote following criticism of
of Deputies of British Jews.
the violinist in Rubinstein's
He is founder and vice
autobiography, "My Many
chairman of the All-Party
Years." _
Parliamentary Committee
In that book, Rubinstein
for Release of Soviet Jewry,
takes Menuhin to task for
member of the European
not supporting Israel when
Executive of the World
he was president of the In-
Jewish Congress and the Jewish Community ternational Music Council
author of 26 books.
Federation and president of UNESCO when there was
Levine is an honorary of Hillel Day School and criticism within that organ-
president of the United Hillel Foundation of Uni- ization for Israel's excava-
Synagogue of America and versity of Rochester.
tions in "occupied land."
' a member of the board of
Vile has been honored by
Rubinstein wrote in his
governors of the Jewish many civic and Jewish
Agency. He also represents communal organizations, book that Menuhin had re-
the Conservative move- such as the Jewish Theolog- fused to vote against a UN-
ment on the WZO Execu- ical Seminary, Israel Bonds ESCO resolution or to pro-
tive, and is a member of the and others. He is a past test in Israel's behalf.
Executive of the Synagogue president of Beth Shalom
Council of America and of Congregation, the Jewish
the Conference of Geriatric Center and the
Presidents of Major Ameri-
Printing Industry Trade
can Jewish Organizations.
Assocaition in Kansas City.
Norry is a national vice
chairman of the United
No Changes
Jewish Appeal and
chairman of the National for Passion Play
Jewish Resource Center.
BONN (JTA) — Mayor
He is a board member of Ernst Zwink of Oberam-
the Joint Distribution mergau expressed satisfac-
Committee and the tion over the decision not to
American Association introduce a reform version
for Jewish Education. In of the "Passion Play" pre-
his home city of Roches- sented by his community
ter, he is vice president of every 10 years. Zwink was
elected two years ago after
promising to reject please
calling for a reform.
In an interview in
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Oberammergau, Zwink said
the major successes of the
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that it would be wrong to
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'seek a different text for the
big presentation describing
Jesus' sufferings.
Some critics in West
Germany and Jewish
organizations in the United
States have charged that
the Passion Play still con-
tains anti-Semitic allu-
The version being shown
now in Oberammergau was
slightly modified, but the
community leaders ruled
out any major changes or
the adoption of another ver-
sion which experts describe
as containing less anti-
Jewish bias.

Martin S. Fox, who was re-
elected president of the
Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, announced the
election of five new mem-
bers to the JTA board of di-
The five are: Sylvia Has-
senfeld, Providence, R.I.;
Greville Janner, Q.C., MP,
London, England; Arthur J.
Levine, New - York; Neil
Norry, Rochester, N.Y.; and
Hy Vile, Kansas City.
In addition, Fox an-
nounced the re-election of
William M. Landau as
chairman of the board,
Robert H. Arnow as chair-
man of the executive com-
mittee, and Raymond P.
Epstein, Philip Slomovitz,
Melvin Swig and Marshall
Weinberg as vice
presidents. Also re-elected
were Julius Berman, secre-
tary, and Abraham Good-
man, treasurer.
Mrs. Hassenfeld is a na-
tional vice chairman of
the United Jewish Ap-
peal and past president
of its national women's
division. She is a member
of the board of governors
of the Jewish Agency and
a member of the execu-
tive committees of the
Joint Distribution Com-
mittee and United Israel
In addition to her na-
tional and international
leadership roles, Mrs. Has-
senfeld is a director of the





Menuhin claimed that he
had no such vote to wield"
and that he would never
"have dreamed of such a
foolish and unfair action. I
indeed refuse to resign my
then position of president of
the music council because I

profoundly believe in per-
suasion rather than perse-
cution, in patient deeds
rather than noisy rhetoric."
In his reply Rubinstein
restorts that Menuhin is "a
fine musician, but in my
opinion a bad Jew."

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