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September 25, 1981 - Image 126

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-09-25

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Friday, September 25, 1961


Vienna Orthodox Separate
From Jews in Community

Vienna who identify
themselves as such.
There is also a financial

Constitutional Supreme
Court here has overturned
:he 1890 Law of the Israel-
ites to allow Vienna's small
Orthodox community to
'separate from the larger
Jewish community.
Benjamin Schreiber,
president of the Agudat Is-
rael. hailed the ruling as a
victory for Orthodox Jewry.
The old law required that
all Jews constitute a single
community. The Orthodox
have been trying for de-
cades to found their own
community because they
contend the existing estab-
lishment is too liberal and
its leaders lack religious

angle. Orthodox Jews have
had to pay their dues to the
community whose facilities
they refuse to use beCause
they do not come up to the
religious requirements.
They have also had to de-
pend on the general Jewish
community for the dis-
bursement of government
subsidies. As long as they
were not recognized as a
separate community, the

Orthodox could not receive
government money.
Jewish community
spokesmen declined to
comment on the court's rul-
ing which takes effect May
31, 1982. But the Agudat Is-
rael issued a statement say-
ing that separation is the

The Orthodox are said
to represent about eight
percent of the approx-
imately 10,000 Jews in

best way of living together.

New Office for Israeli Bank

ISadore Levin,. Wfail0 Gained Fanie Dutiftg - %
Versailles Peace0bnference, Dies at 88

Isadore Levin, nationally
prominent attorney, who
gained fame as a partici-

pant in the world Zionist
movement's presentation of

appeals for Jewish state-
hood at the Versailles Peace

Conference in 1918, died in
Hampton, N.Y., Sept. 17.

He was 88.
He is survived by his wife,
Jeanne; and a daughter,
Janet Leib; brothers, Ab-
raham of Franklin, Mich.,
and Dr. Nathan P. of Los

Angeles, who just turned
98. He was the brother of

the late Prof. Samuel M.

Levin, who headed the eco-
nomics department . at
Wayne State University,
and the son of the late Rabbi
and Mrs. Judah L. Levin.
Mr. Levin, who received
his undergraduate degree
from Harvard in 1913 and
his law degree from Har-
vard Law School in 1916,
joined the Butzel and Butzel
law firm upon his gradua-
tion. The first expanded and
is now operating under the
title of Butzel, Levin,

Winston and Quint.

In his law practice

United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organization (UN-
ESCO) on Tuesday con-
demned Israel for its con-
tinuation of archeological
excavations in the Old City
ofJerusalern. The UNESCO
executive committee voted
28-1 to condemn Israel for
its "persistent and deliber-
ate violations" of former
UNESCO resolutions on
this subject.

Israeli inflation, which the
government is trying to
hold to a 100 percent annual

rate, will also boost the cost

of Rosh Hashana celebra-
In addition to food and
drink (which rose by 15 per-
cent last week), thousands
of Israelis will

synagogue seats for tradi-
tional services. The Hebrew
daily Yediot Achronot es-
timated the average cost of
a high holiday seat at $30.
• Many synagogues finance
their annual operation by
seat subscription, prices of
which vary between 50
cents and $60. But not all
synagogues require celeb-
rants to buy seats.

The United States was
the only UNESCO member
state to vote against the
Arab-sponsored resolution.
Among the countries that
abstained were all those
from Western Europe,
Guatemala, Jamaica and
Japan. Israel is not -a
member of the UNESCO
executive committee.
The resolution, which
was voted on after a two-day
debate and which will not be
Presented to UNESCO's

Synagogues of the Is-
raeli Sephardic commu-
nity cover activities by
donations made in ex-
change for aliyot to the
Torah. In one Ramat Gan
synagogue, according to
Yediot Achronot, a seat
costs only 50 cents, while
the honor of an aliya can
reach $7,600.

Many congregations, par-
ticularly in ultra-Orthodox
neighborhoods like Mea
Shearim and Bnei Brak, are
located in private homes
with a minimum minyan.
In some synagogues,
women pay more than men
while in others men pay
more. No sound explana-
tions are offered for these
customs. -

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He was one of the or-
ganizers, with the late Prof.
I. Leo Sharfman, of the Uni-
versity of Michigan, who
then was also a student at
Harvard, and Henry Hur--
wits, of the Menora Society
which preceded Hillel as the
university Jewish student
movement. With represen-
tatives from 13 other uni-

UNESCO Condemn s Israel


Israeli Synagogues
Are Hit by Inflation

The Bank of Israel moved into new headquarters
during 5741. The contemporary structure is part of
the Jerusalem quarter which houses the Knesset and
many other government offices.

here, before leaving to
take, up residence in
Palm Beach, Fla., Mr.
Levin represented many
leading firms and organ-
izations, including the
Detroit Times.

The recently announced
Jewish Agency plan to re-
duce the number of Soviet
Jews who decide to settle in
countries other than Israel
after they leave the Soviet
Union received support last
week from a group of
writers and university pro-
fessors associated with the
Zionist Council in Israel.

At a meeting with- the
group, Leon Dulzin, chair-
man of the Jewish Agency

Executive, reported that the
Agency plan has already
had positive results. The
dropout rate, he noted, de-
creased to half of what it
was before the plan was put
into effect last month. In
July, for example, nearly 85
percent of Jews who left the
Soviet Union did not go to

tinuing dl cline - in the
number of Jews leaving the
USSR. Last month, he re-
ported, only 295 Jews left
the USSR, an unprece-
dented low for the past- 10
years. About 10 percent of
them received assistance to
go to the United States by
the Ray Tov organization
which is operated -by the
Satmar Hasidim.. But
Christian organizations
which offered assistance
were turned down by the
emigrants. .
According to the Agency
plan, which Dulzin an-
nounced in Jerusalem in

August, Soviet Jewish refu-
gees who arrive in Vienna

general conference for
ratification, said that "the
excavations and transfor-
mations seriously threaten
the historic and cultural
sites of the city." It also
claimed that the digs now in
progress "have never
reached such a pitch in in-
tensity and growth as to-

Union Leader


Morris Iushewitz, a union
leader for several decades,
died Sept. 18 at age 79.
Born in the Ukraine and
brought to the United
States when he was a year
old, he enlisted in the Cana-
dian army in 1916 during

World War land saw action
in France, Italy and pre-
state Israel.
After graduating from -
the University of Wisconsin
he worked for newspapers
in Milwaukee and Chicago
in the 1920s. In 1930, Mr.
Iushewitz moved to New
York and worked for the
Jewish Telegraphid Agency
as a free lance reporter and
then as the JTA's cable
He later worked on union
publications, was a found-
ing member of the News-

versity Menora Societies, he
helped organize the Intes-
collegiate Menora Societies
and served as its national
He became an active
participant in the world
Zionist leaders' presenta-
tion of the Jewish appeals
for statehood in whatwas
then Palestine with Jewish
delegations from all free
countries in the world and
helped prepare the Jewish
case together with Felix
Frankfurter, who later be-
came a member of the -U.S.
Supreme Court as an ap-
pointee of President
Franklin D. Roosevelt: He
served them in the capacity
of Frankfurter's personal
secretary and associate in
the Zionist delegation.

George' Haas
Hebrew U. Prof

Prof. George Haas, Hebre*
University professor
emeritus of zoologyand one
of Israel's leading scientists
and scholars, died Sept. 14
at age 76.
Born in Vienna where he
received his PhD degree tit
age 23, Haas joined the He-
brew University in 1932.
During the next four. de-
cades he influenced several
generations of scientists:
Prof. Haas was regarded
as the pioneer in zoological
research in Israel and one of
the country's leading ex-
perts in the fields of biology,

cytology, histology, dcini-
parative anatomy, zoogeog-
raphy and the evolution of
chordates and other groups
of invertebrates.
Prof. Haas, who had -a
broad classic education,wiS
also an expert on Greek lit-
erature and history and the
Roman period.

Ruth Beresh

Ruth Beresh, an active •
member of Jewish:cons-'
munal organizations, dierd
Sept. 23 at age' 58.
paper - Guild and later held
Born ineDetroit, Mrs.' Bi
various posts in the New
York City AFL-CIO Coun- resh was a member of C04.
Shaarey Zedek and
its' sis-
cil. '
UAHC Publishes Women's AmericanMI T:.
National Council of Jewish
\ Book on Torah
Women, Brandeis Univer-
NEW YORK — The first . sity National Women's
Jewish commentary on the Committee and Sinai Hos-
Torah produced in America pital Guild.
has been published by the . She leaves her husband,
Union of American Hebrew Harry; two sons, Bruce and
Bryan; her parents, Mr.and
The Torah: A Modern Mrs. Seymour (Belle)

Commentary," an 1,824-
page volume that took 18
years to complete, was in-
troduced at a luncheon last
week in New York.

PLO Blackmail

Mar, a leader of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organiza-
reportedly has
threatened to sabotage
Saudi Arabia's oil fields un-
less the Saudis participate
more actively in the strug-
gle against Israel and the
United States.

and do not want to go to Is-
rael will nb longer be re-
ferred to HIAS, which pro-
vides assistance to help
emigrants settle in toun-
, tries other than Israelom-
• The report was carried in
Pulzin _added, SwF vere , less they t hvefirst de:grec the Egyptian _newspaper
' that the•e hasi tiI•eri . a &MI relatiVes in other countribS.''

Ravid; a brother, Richard
Ravid; and a sister, MA..
Sherman (Sandra) Kane. i

Julien Samuel
Led French UJA-

PARIS (JTA) — Julien
Samuel, the former director
general of the Fonds SOdial
Juif Unifie and founder- of
the United Jewish Appeal of
France, died recently aVage


Mr. Samuel, who was a
member of the resistance
movement during World '

War., II.,„help,ecl, french .,, j
Jstrry" to re-establish: itself t


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