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May 15, 1981 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-05-15

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28 Friday, May 15, 1981


Benard L. and Rosalyn J. Maas
Recreation Area -

Camp Tamarack

at Ortonville, Michigan

Community Visiting Day

Monday, May 25, 1981

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at Camp Tamarack,
Ortonville for your entire family. Recreational equipment and
some facilities, including boating, will be available.
Lemonade provided free. For those interested, staff will be
available to answer questions about summer programs.

Directions to Camp Tamarack, Ortonville

From Detroit, drive north on 1-75 to the Fenton Exit, follow
Grange Hall Road east, past Sheriff's Department, to Barron

Road. Turn left on Barron Rd., 1/2 mile to Perryville Rd. Turn
right on Perryville Road for 1/2 mile to camp entrance. Or take

Northwestern Highway to Telegraph Road (US 24). Turn
right on Telegraph and continue on US 24 to US 10 (Dixie
Hwy.). Turn left and proceed on US 10 for approximately 17

miles to Grange Hall Road (at Sheriff's Department). Turn
right on Grange Hall Road and proceed for 3 miles to Barron
Road. Turn left (north) 1 1/2 miles to Perryville Road. Be sure
to make a right turn onto Perryville Road and proceed 1/2 mile
to camp entrance.

Visiting day at

Camp Tamarack
Brighton and Silverman Village

is on

Sunday, June 21, 1981
1:00-4:00 P.M.


Materials submitted to the
Readers Forum must be
brief. The writer's name will
be withheld from publica-
tion upon request. No un-
signed letters will be pub-
lished. Materials will not be
returned unless a stamped,
self-addressed envelope is

Racial Prejudice
Does Not Apply

Editor, The Jewish News:
An article in the April 17
issue of The Jewish News
dealt with the charge of ra-
cial prejudice leveled
against two Southfield
councilmen in connection
with the Israel Indepen-
dence Day celebration and
parade. With regard to the
phrase "racial prejudice," it
must be pointed out that
Jews are not a race.
Throughout the Bible, the
Israelites are referred to by
the Hebrew word am, mean-
ing a people or nation. The
Midrash Tanhuma says "all
Jews are brothers" (and let
us add sisters too). Jews
may be described with
terms such as "family,"
"civilization" and the like,
but "race" is inaccurate.
The words "Caucasian"
and "Negroid" denote race,
"Jew" does not. One cannot
convert to Caucasian, yet a
non-Jew can become
Jewish. Indeed, the fact is
that Jews come in all colors
and are to be found among
all races.
The late Rabbi Morris
Adler, in his book "the
World of the Talmud,"
said that Jews constitute
a people. He wrote: 'One
of the reasons the mod-
ern Jew finds it difficult
to define his identity is
that the English language
offers no term to suggest
the complex of ethnic, na-
tional, cultural and reli-
gious elements that con-
stitute the collective life
of the Jew."
Though it may be difficult
to decide between these var-
ious terms when referring
to Jews, the designation
"race" is both inappropriate
and incorrect.

Daniel Pernick
Hebrew Union College
Cincinnati, Ohio

(Editor's note: The
Jewish News is well
aware of the misapplica-
tion of the term "race" to
Jews. Its appearance in
the article referred to
was a quotation from the
charges made against the
councilman. The expla-
nation in the above letter
is welcome and com-


The obituary for the late
Morris Buch last week
should have stated that he
was the first president of the
Waterbridge Six Associa-
tion of Sunrise, Fla. Mr.
Buch was an accounting
systems supervisor for the
U.S. Army Automotive
Tank Command.

Opera Star-Cantor to Be
Guest of Adat Shalom Oneg

The membership commit-
tee of Adat - Shalom
Synagogue will present
Nico Castel, tenor with the
Metropolitan Opera, at an
oneg Shabat 8 p.m. May 29
at Adat Shalom Synagogue.
Rabbi Efry Spectre and
Cantor Larry Vieder will
lead the Maariv service.
Prospective members are
invited. Refreshments will
be served at the oneg

Holiday Telethon

Israel Army radio station
raised $3 million in a 24-
hour marathon Indepen-
dence Day fundraising ap-
peal with songs, skits, talks
and prizes last Thursday.
The funds raised are to be
used for special education
projects for underprivileged
It was the second major
fundraising marathon con-
ducted by Israel's electronic
media in the past month. Is-
rael television raised sev-
eral million dollars for dis-
abled children two weeks

Zionist Books
at NY Fair

Among the thousands of
rare literary and historical
works displayed for sale at
the 1981 New York/
Antiquarian Book Fair last
weekend was a folio con-
taining two slim books con-
sidered to be the founding
works of political Zionism
and the state of Israel. They
are, "Autoemancipation,"
written by Leo Pinsker in
1882, and "Der Judenstaat"
("The Jewish State"), writ-
ten by Theodor Herzl in
The folio had an asking
price of $4,000.

Slayings Linked?

BONN — Police have re-
covered a .22 caliber pistol
stolen from the U.S. Army
10 years ago and say it is the
weapon used to kill West
German state minister
Heinz Karry on Monday.
Police are examining
possible links between the
death of Karry and the May
1 slaying of Austrian politi-
cal figure Heinz Nittel be-
cause both had Jewish


Castel is a principal artist
with the Metropolitan
Opera and the New York
City Opera. He serves as
cantor to a Scarsdale, N.Y.,
For details or member-
ship information, call the
synagogue, 851-5100.

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