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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-02-12

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President Reagan Proclaims Brotherhood Week

N EW YORK — President Ronald Reagan has cited National Brother-

F' hood Week, sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews,

as a time to remind Americans "of the need for a national commitment to
- brotherhood and to the elimination of all forms of prejudice and discrimina-
-tion in American society." National Brotherhood Week will be celebrated
Sunday through Feb. 20.
In a message celebrating Brotherhood Week, which has been sponsored



Garnering Hatreds
Toward Israel
Diminish Values
of Interpretive
r-"Ai_ms in the Media

CO-Liiinentary, Page 2


A Weekly Review


VOL. LXXX,_No. 24

by the NCCJ since 1934, President Reagan pointed out that one of our
nation's greatest resources is the diversity of our people.
"Though we differ in many respects, we share a love of this
country and the freedom for which it stands," he said.
"Throughout the year, let us join together as brothers in the family of
man and reach across the religious and racial boundaries which unneces-
sarily divide neighbor against neighbor."



of Jewish Events

and `Pariah'
as Symbols
Leading to
of Ideals
Ascribed to UN

Editorials, Page 4

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February 12, 1982

'Rising USSR -Anti - Semitism
Is Undermining Human Rights


Heart of Gold Honors
for Greenberg Simons


Two distinguished per-
sonalities in the Metropolitan De-
troit Jewish community were
among selectees for the 1982
Heart of Gold awards of the
United Foundation.
Mrs. William (Rose) Greenberg
and Leonard N. Simons were
among the nine honorees on
Tuesday. Mrs. Greenberg was
cited for her volunteer activities,
particularly with the sick and el-
Having worked with United
Community Services of Met-
ropolitan Detroit and several area
hospitals, especially Sinai Hospi-
tal, she was instrumental in de-
veloping the "Service With Love"
program. Through this program,
250 volunteers help nearly 500
elderly shut-ins daily, providing
them with transportation, food,
housing, nursing care,
homemaker services and emer-
gency medical services. "Service
With Love" has served as model
for similar programs throughout
the country.


In addition, she is a founding
member and past-president of
Temple Israel and has taken
the responsibility for many
educational programs at the
temple, serving as chairman of
the Sunday school board,
chairman of the music de-
(Continued on Page 5)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union has increased since the signing of

the Helsinki Accords, instead of decreasing as was promised by the signatories, according to Max
Kampelman, chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Madrid Conference on Security and Cooperation
in Europe.
"We have noted on several occasions during the past year that harassment and mistreatment and
repression have intensified in the Soviet Union," he said. "There is persecution of individuals and
persecution of groups. Many ethnic and religious minorities have been particular victims."
Kampelman said that officially-sanctioned patterns of ethnic and religious oppression include
repressive legal restrictions on Crimean Tatars prohibiting them from returning to their historic
homeland; forced Russification of the Baltic states; biased employment practices against Evangelical
Christians; and prohibition against manifestations of Ukrainian culture.
The Soviet anti-Semitic campaign "has become more fearsome during our meeting here
in Madrid," Kampelman said. "This latest surge, I assert without hesitation, is an officially-
sanctioned campaign, stimulated by state-controlled publication and exhibition of overtly
anti-Semitic books, articles, cartoons and exhibitions."
He provided details about a number of cases of blatant anti-Semitism selected from hundreds of
recent examples — books, car-
toons, paintings, television pro-
grams, and the Soviet press.
Instances of anti-Semitism
abound in the official Soviet
press, including derogatory
references to persons with obvi-
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Reagan Administration, in its first
ous Jewish ownership of "death
annual report on human rights in 158 countries, continued the Carter
concerns"; "growing financial
Administration's assertions that the ArabS on the West Bank and Gaza
might"; the "Zionist Mafia of
Strip do not enjoy all the democratic rights that exist in Israel itself.
death"; and Jewish control of
"The report on Israel says that Israel is a democracy" which has
maintained its democratic institutions despite the heavy "pressures" it
media and banks, crime, multi-
has been under since the establishment of the Jewish state, including
laterial corporations, govern-
the pressure of war, Elliott Abrams, Assistant Secretary of State for
ment and the theater.
Human Rights, said Tuesday. He noted that under much less pressure,
Articles have appeared
many countries have excused the elimination of democratic practices.
widely which even accuse Jews
But Abrams, who was explaining the 1981 report which was
of collaborating with Hitler to
made public said the report was critical of Israel's practice on
destroy the European Jewish
the West Bank. "It notes that "the full democratic protections
community, to - destroy the
that are available in Israel are not available" in the occupied
Soviet Union, and to strengthen
territories, he said. The State Department report lists East
a Jewish state. The Soviet press
Jerusalem as part of the occupied territories.
has also accused Jews of
The report, which must be submitted annually to the Senate
stimulating anti-Semitism and
Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Commit-
(Continued on Page 7)
(Continued on Page 6)

U.S. Is Critical of Israel
for Its Treatment Arabs

Soviet Jews Converting in U.S.

NEW YORK — Conversion to Christianity among Russian Jews newly arrived in
America has become a problem which warrants the highest priority by the American
Jewish community, a Jewish Agency spokesman said last Friday.
Efraim Tzal, director of the Agency's Russian Department in North America, said he
was "shocked" when he witnessed conversion ceremonies last month for seven Russian
: Jews at a Manhattan Orthodox church. Tzal said he had been informed in advance of the
ceremony and attended "as one of the more than 100 onlookers" at the Christ the Savior
Orthodox Church located on East 71st St.
"I couldn't believe my eyes," Tzal said. "I wanted to stand up and shout: 'You
- left Russia to save your Jewishness. Another Jew languishes in Russia because
you were released. Is this what saving a Jew means to you?'
According to Tzal, the New York episode is not an isolated case. In his travels around
- the U.S., Tzal has found increased activity among Christian missionary groups in their
dealings with recent Russian Jewish emigres. In Chicago, he claims a Russian Christian
(Continued on Page 12)



ADL Blocking Bequest to PLO

NEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith has asked a New York
court to prevent the Palestine Liberation Organization from receiving approximately
$25,000 willed to it by a journalist who died a year ago.
In an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief filed with the New York County
Surrogate Court, ADL said the bequest to the PLO by Fred Sparks, a columnist and
reporter who wrote for various newspapers and news syndicates, was illegal on two
• Aiding the PLO, an organization which practices murder and terror and which
seeks to destroy the state of Israel, a government friendly to the U.S., runs counter to
public policy;
• Under New York State law, since the PLO is reportedly an unicorporated associa-
tion, it is incapable of "taking and holding real or personal property, nor can it take or
accept such property by devise or bequest."
At a hearing Feb. 1 in Surrogate Court, the case was adjourned for trial on
(Continued on Page 13)

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