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April 10, 1981 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-04-10

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, April 10, 1981

- - Weiler Honored
by Bar-Ilan U.

More than 50 years ago
Maxwell House Coff ee
was invited to the Secl

JACK WtILER

NEW YORK — Jack D.
Weiler will receive an hon-
orary Doctorate of Philos-
ophy at the annual dinner
and academic convocation
of Bar-Ilan University on
June 3 in New York.
Weiler has been a na-
tional chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal for
25 years. He also served as
general chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal for
Greater New York, chair-
man of the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee, treasurer
of the United Israel Appeal,
secretary-treasurer of the
Israel Bond Organization
and an officer, director or
trustee of many other
Jewish philanthropic
organizations.

JWV Corrects
Dreyfus Author

NEW YORK — In a letter
to the Toronto Globe and
Mail, Irvin Steinberg, na-
tional commander of the
Jewish War Veterans of the
USA, protested statements
made by author Mavis Gal-
lant concerning Jews in the
American military during
the 19th Century.
In an interview, pub-
lished Feb. 28 on Ms. Gal-
lant's new book on the
Dreyfus scandal, inter-
viewer Phyllis Grosskuth
raised the issue of Dreyfus'
unique position as a Jew in
the French army.
Ms. Gallant countered,
"There were, 500 Jews out of
an army corps of 10,000.
That's high . . . for a tiny
Jewish population." But she
continued, "There were no
Jews in the British army,
none in the American."
In his letter, Steinberg
said at the time Dreyfus
was being unjustly ac-
cused in Fraice, 5,000
Jews were serving , the
.U.S. army in the
Spanish-American War
according to a survey by
the American Jewish
`listorical Society.
One index to the number
of Jews who served was the
4,000 furloughs for the High
Holy Days granted by the
War Department in 1898.
Another is the special trib-
ute paid by Theodore
Roosevelt to the Jews serv-
ing in his Rough Riders.
Another is the number of
medals Jews won for brav-
ery.


Biblical Prof.

PHILADELPHIA — Dr.
Stephen A. Geller has been
appointed Joseph Myerhoff
assistant Professor of Bibli-
cal Studies at Dropsie Uni-
versity.

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