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January 22, 1982 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-01-22

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60 Friday, January 22, 1982


Torczyner Advises American
Jews to Make Views Known

NEW YORK — Jacques
Torczyner, chairman of the
Herzl Institute of the World
Zionist Organization-
American Section, advised
American Jewry that "As
long as there are six million
Jews in this nation, Israel
will be intimately con-
cerned with the United
States and the fact that
most of these Jews are of
voting age, means the
United States will be con-
cerned with Israel.
"If the Reagan Adminis-
tration has written off the
Jewish vote, then we are in
trouble. The poison of anti-
Semitism let loose during
the AWACS disagreement
must not frighten or deter
us one iota from our con-
stitutional right and re-
sponsibility to express our
views and to exert every
influence on issues that af-
fect our country's interests
and security."
Torczyner, who made
his comments during an
assembly at the institute,
also predicted a tilt
toward Saudi Arabia by
the Administration in
"We must gird ourselves


for the Reagan Administra-
tion's tilt to Saudi Arabia
that is in the offing. Our
counter-attack must be a
nationwide educational
campaign that will convince
the American people of the
tremendous economic, polit-
ical and security sacrifices
of Israel in the Sinai made
in its pursuit of peace.
"1982 will be a troubling
and trying year for Ameri-
can Jewry and Israel," he
said. "However, I believe we
will manage. And the best
way for us to cope is to send
a clear signal to the Ad-
ministration. It must know
where we stand, and it will
respect us when we tell it
forthrightly and deter-
minedly how we feel."

Knesset Security
Committee Gets
New Chairman
Threat to Arafat

Eliahu Ben-Elissar, who
was Israel's first Ambas-
sador to Egypt, was elected
by Herut Tuesday to be
chairman of the Knesset's
Foreign Affairs and Secu-
rity Committee. He suc-
ceeds Moshe Arens, Israel's
Ambassador-designate to
the United States.


Newsweek magazine re-
ported that Palestine Lib-
eration Organization chief
Yasir Arafat has asked Iraq
for protection from Syria.
The report said Arafat's
support of Saudi Arabia's
Middle East peace plan has
turned Syria against him.

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Interfaith Women's Event to Host
Rabbi Tanenbaum, Archbishop Szoka

"The Next Decade in
Catholic-Jewish Relations"
will be the topic of Ar-
chbishop Edmund C. Szoka
and Rabbi Marc H. Tanen-
baum, director of the inter-
religious affairs depart-
ment of the American
Jewish Committee, at the
seventh annual joint meet-
ing of the League of Jewish
Women's Organizations of
Greater Detroit and the
League of Catholic Women
of Detroit slated for 12:15
p.m. Feb. 11 at Temple Beth


The event is in honor of
the 75th anniversary of the
League of Catholic Women.
Cake and coffee will be
served by the Temple Beth
El Sisterhood, • whose
president is Eleanor
attended St. Joseph Semi-
nary and Sacred Heart Sem-
inary, Detroit, where he ob-
tained a bachelor of arts de-
He studied theology at
St. John's Provincial
Seminary in Plymouth.
He was ordained a priest
at St. Peter's Cathedral,
Marquette, by the Most
Rev. Thomas L. Noa,
bishop of Marquette. His
first assignment was as
Associate Pastor at St.
Francis Parish; Manis-
In 1955, Archbishop
Szoka was appointed secre-
tary to the bishop of Mar-
quette. He served in that
position, and as chaplain at
St. Mary's Hospital, Mar-
quette, from 1955 to 1957
and from 1959 to 1962.
From 1957 to 1959, Ar-
chbishop Szoka studied
canon law at the Pontifical
Lateran University in
Rome, where he obtained
bachelor and licentiate de-
In 1962, he was appointed
assistant chancellor of the
Marquette diocese and
named pastor of St. Pius X
Parish Ishpeming. In 1963,
he was made pastor of St.
Christopher Parish in Mar-
On July 20, 1970, Ar-
chbishop Szoka was
made 'chancellor of the
Diocese of Marquette.
One year later, on July
20, 1971, Archbishop
Szoka was ordained and
installed as the first
bishop of Gaylord.
From 1972 to 1977, Ar-

chbishop Szoka served as
secretary-treasurer of the
Michigan Catholic Confer-
ence. From 1972 to 1977, he
served as chairman of
Region VI (Michigan and
Ohio) of the National Con-
ference of Catholic Bishops.
On March 28, 1981, Ar-
chbishop Szoka was named
archbishop of Detroit by
Pope John Paul II.
Last November, Ar-
chbishop Szoka was elected
treasurer of the National
Conference of Catholic
Bishops for a three-year
Rabbi Tanenbaum has
been a pioneering leader
and thinker in interreli-
gious relations and social
justice movements for the
past 25 years.
Sacred Heart Univer-
sity of Bridgeport, Conn.,
conferred an honorary
doctorate on the rabbi —
his 10th doctorate.
In February and -De-
cember 1978, he was invited
by the International Rescue
Committee to join delega-
tions of prominent Ameri-
can leaders to carry out
fact-finding investigations
of the plight of Vietnamese
'boat people' and Cambo-
dian refugees in Thailand,
the Philippines, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Singapore and
Hong Kong.
Recently he served as the
American Jewish consul-
tant to the NBC-TV nine=
hour special dramatizing
"The Holocaust" and earlier
was consultant to the
NBC-TV special "Jesus of
President • Carter ap-
pointed Tanenbaum to
serve on the advisory com-
mittee of the President's
Commission on the
holocaust and as co-
chairman with Sen. John
Danforth for the national
Holocaust observances. In
March 1979, he was invited
to consult with Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt and Ger-
man parliamentary officials
in Bonn on the abolition of
the statute of limitations on
Nazi war criminals and
other murderers.
Rabbi Tanenbaum was
invited by West German
government authorities
to head a delegation in
1978 that consulted with
Oberammergau officials
on the revision of the
Passion Play for the re-
moval of anti-Semitic
Rabbi Tanenbaum is a
founder and co-secretary of
Joint Vatican International
Jewish Consultative Com-
mittee and of a similar
liaison body with the World
Council of Churches.
In March 1979, he par-
ticipated in the first official
audience of world Jewish
leaders with Pope John
Paul II in Vatican City.
He has served as visiting
professor at the Graduate
Ecumenical Institute in
Bossey, Switzerland, and
has lectured at Cambridge
University, Harvard, Yale,
Princeton, Graduate
Theological Union, Notre

organize the American
Jewish Emergency Relief
Effort for Victims of the
Nigerian-Biafran Conflict;
has aided refugees from
Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ire-
land, Cyprus, Lebanon and
Bangladesh; he is national
co-chairman of the Inter-
religious Coalition on
World Hunger; and rli-
tional co-chairman of the
Interreligious Task Force
on Soviet Jewry.
He was also a founder and
program chairman of the
historic National Confer-
ence on Religion and Race.
Rabbi Tanenbaum has
been frequently invited
to serve as a Jewish
spokesman before var-
ious Congressional and
Senate Committee hear-
ings. He also is the author
of numerous books and
Rabbi Richard C. Hertz,
senior rabbi of Temple Beth
El, will give the invocation.
The benediction will be
given by Father Alex
Brunett, of St. Aiden's
Church, director of Ecu-
menical and Interreligious
Affairs of the Archdiocese of
Detroit. Vice President of
Peopleho–od," held at He- Program is Marjorie Saul-
brew University in 1970 son.
which involved the par-
ticipation of Muslims, Schakne of the League of
Buddhists, Hindus, Afri- Jewish Women, and
can religions, as well as President Marilyn Lundy of
Christians and Jews. He the League of Catholic
also served as co- Women, invite the public.
chairman of the first In- There is a nominal charge
ternational Colloquium for the afternoon. No reser-
on Judaism and Chris- vations necessary.
tianity held at Harvard
Divinity School in 1966.
He also helped organize a
congress of African leaders
on "The Bible and Black Af-
rica" in Jerusalem, and
served as co-chairman with
first law on equal employ-
Prof. C. Eric Lincoln of the
first national consultation ment opportunity, which
prohibits discrimination in
on Black-Jewish Relations
hiring and advertising for
at Fisk University.
Rabbi Tanenbaum helped jobs on the basis of sex or
marital or parental status,
took effect earlier this
Israel Makes
Lebanon Pledge
The measure, introduced
JERUSALEM (JTA) — more than three years ago
Israel will not resort to force by MK Sara Doron, was ap-
in southern Lebanon as long proved last spring.
An employer who fails to
as the political efforts to
reach a solution there con- hire a woman who is qual-
tinue — unless it will be ified for a particular posi-
provoked by the other par- tion may be fined the equiv-
alent of $300 or serve up to
ties concerned.
A promise to that effect six months in prison. A fine
was made in a letter sent by of $130 is levied against
Israeli Premier Menahem anyone placing a dis-
Begin to U.S. President criminatory advertisement
in a newspaper.
Ronald Reagan.
Former U.S. autonomy
negotiator Ambassador Sol
Linowitz, President Jimmy
Carter's special envoy to the Goldman has been named
autonomy talks, visited executive director of Ameri-
Jerusalem Wednesday, as cans for a Safe Israel. The
part of a private tour of the organization promotes Is-
raeli control of the ter-
Talking to reporters, ritories won in the 1967
Linowitz said that in his war.
view not much has changed
in the stands of Egypt and
Israel since he concluded his
mission, although both
countries were still in- North American Jewish
terested at reaching an Students' Network elected
agreement. He said it was David Makovsky )resident
unlikely to reach an agree- at its recent biennial con-
ment on the autonomy be- vention in North Hol-
lywood, Calif.
fore April.

Dame, Catholic University,
Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, Hebrew Union
College Jewish Institute of
Rabbi Tanenbaum was
appointed in May 1976 to
serve as chairman of the
Jewish-Christian Relations
Commission of the New
York Board of Rabbis.
Rabbi Tanenbaum has
also served as co-
chairman of the first in-
ternational colloquium
on "Religion, Land,
Nationalism, and

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