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September 19, 1980 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-19

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THE DETROINEW1S11. NEWS

Boris- Smolar's

`Between You
. . . and Me'

Editor-in-Chief
Emeritus, JTA
(Copyright 1980, JTA, Inc.)

Telethon Raises $1 Million
for Burned Chabad House

LOS ANGELES (JTA) —
More than $1 million was
raised last week to benefit
Chabad House at a star-
studded West Coast tele-
thon on KHJ-Channel 9.
One hundred telephones
rang non-stop for four hours
on the show which was
hosted by Jan Murray and
Carroll O'Connor.

.

California-Los Angeles
campus, which was de-,
stroyed last May by a fire
that killed three residents.
The driving force behind
the telethon was Rabbi
Shlomo Cunin, West Coast
director of Chabad
Lubavitch. "We will not rest
until the job is done," the
rabbi said as he thanked
those in the studio audience
who paid $1,800 per couple
to sit in the studio and
attend a pre-performance
dinner.

Frida Se f tenter 19, 1980 19

DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE



Says "THANKS" to

GEORGE BASS

President 1964-1978
Celebrating his 75th Birthday

OCT, . 5 — 6 P.M.
THE VATICAN ON JERUSALEM:- Numerous
leaders of the Catholic church in this country, usually
Adat Shalom Synagogue
criendly to Israel, are now in a great predicament. They
ave
been
pushed
into
an
anti-Israel
position
by
a
Vatican
-/
For further information and tickets:
policy statement on Jerusalem.
One by one celebrities
Alfred Bricker — 961-4139 — Synagogue
The statement is very anti-Israel, strengthens the
made their appeals for
position of the Arabs, and is liable to create confusion in the
funds to rebuild the facility
. Office 961-9328 or Judge Nathan Kaufman-256-2151
friendly Catholic-Jewish relations in this country and
located on the University of
everywhere else. American Jewish leaders are worried.
The document was circulated at the United Nations
among all members of the UN Security Council, at the
"All we have of freedom—all we use or know—
Vatican's request. The Vatican — not a member of the
United Nations — obviously wanted its position on
This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago."
Jerusalem to be known at the Security Council when the
- Rudyard Kipling
Jerusalem issue was debated last month.
The move on the part of the Vatican in the UN did not
attract attention of the American media; the attention was
f.;
concentrated on the resolution itself and on the failure of
the U.S. to use its veto to defeat it. However, the move was

not overlooked by American Jewish leaders. It came to
them as a painful surprise. About 25 years ago the Vatican
explicitly informed the American Jewish Committee that
its concern was only with the holy places and the parts of
Jerusalem in which they are located, not with the city as a
whole. Its present stand is far removed From that assur-
ance.
CHALLENGES ISRAEL'S SOVEREIGNTY: What
does the Vatican suggest now with regard to the status of •
Jerusalem?
Its intervention at the United Nations indicates clearly
that the Vatican now seeks to have a say on the disposition
of Jerusalem as a whole. The document challenges, in ef-
fect, Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem. It minces no
words in warning that ``any unilateral act tending to mod-
ify the status of the Holy City could be very serious."
The Vatican now ressurects the idea of "inter-
nationalizing" Jerusalem. Its document calls for giving the
entire city an "international status" and "an appropriate
judicial system guaranteed by a higher international
body." It emphasizes that the Jerusalem question cannot be
reduced to mere "free access for all to the holy places."
As to the governance of the city, the Vatican suggests
that all three religions — Jewish, Moslem and Christian —
be ensured on a "level of parity." The three communities
"should be partners in deciding their own future," the
document recommends. It is not clear from the text as to
what such "partnership" signifies.
The document makes it clear that in the opinion of the
Vatican, Israel alone cannot provide the necessary guaran-
&=its
tees regarding Jerusalem. The responsibility for
Jerusalem, it argues, "goes well beyond the states of the
region, and surpasses the interest of any single state or
bilateral agreements between one state and others."
REVERBERATIONS IN U.S.: American Jewish
leaders are greatly perturbed by the Vatican statement.
They consider the statement as a political document in-
tended to stake out a primary role for the Vatican in the
unfolding negotiations over Jerusalem.
They foresee that the issues on which the Vatican
outlines its stand may arise now in inter-religious or other
discussions in which Jews participate with Catholic repre-
sentatives. They recommend that Jews should, at this
This collge by New York artist f- r ed Otnes was esoeciaily commissioned by Brown & Williamson for its permanent collection of fine art works
stage, not become involved in any action or programs in-
volving the Vatican statement.
Troubled by the Vatican stand, they are urging local
every day without intervention from
The freedom to choose our livelihood
community leaders throughout the country to keep major
others. Now consider how many we
was provided to us long ago. And it
Jewish organizations informed of any indication that
take for granted.
was typified by _the struggle of
Catholic and pro-Arab personalities or groups may be seek-
immigrants to America in the early
ing locally to advance or promote the troublesome points in
The right to choose is the basis of all
1800's. People like Adam Gimbel, a
the Vatican declaration. On the other hand, they do not
freedom—political, social, artistic,
'humble
Jewish
peddler
from
Germany,
-discourage any broader discussions designed to increase
economic, religious—for all people.
who later founded the country's first
Kristian understanding of the deep historic and religious
But this right must be protected from
department
store.
And
individuals
who
\ des that bind the Jewish people and Judaism to a unified
those
who would chip away at it...
became industrial giants, like Andrew
Jerusalem. Where appropriate, they would encourage the
either deliberately for personal gain,
Carnegie
from
Scotland,
who
built
one
planning of such dialogues on Jerusalem, inviting evangel-
or innocently for the "betterment"
of the largest steel producing
ical and moderate Protestant leadership who are sym-
of humanity. It must be protected from
businesses in the United States.
pathetic to Israel's position to participate.

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Shimon Peres Hospitalized

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Shi-
mon Peres, leader of the op-
position Labor Party, was
admitted to Tel Hashomer
Hospital early Monday
after complaining of chest
and abdominal pains.
Doctors found no evidence
of a heart attack and

suggested that he might be
suffering from indigestion.

Peres was reported relax-
ing and a medical bulletin
announced that he would
remain in the hospital for a
few days to rest under medi-
cal supervision.

. .

.

s. • • ......

America had given both of them the
'freedom. The freedom to choose.

A free individual does not live without
choice. A free society does not
prosper without it. Consider, if you
will, the personal choices we make

those who would make their choice,
your choice. These personal freedoms
are our legacy as well as our
responsibility...to protect and to pass
on to those who follow.

Freedom. It's a matter of choice.

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company-USA

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