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February 26, 1982 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-02-26

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THE DETROIT JEWISli NEWS

A • Friday, February 26, 1982

Yiddish Tolks-Sztyme' on Polish Newstands Again

NEW YORK (JTA) —
2 'ollowing a six-week inter-
-uption, the Yiddish weekly
Folks Sztyme" has reap-
)eared on Polish news-

tands.
The paper contains arti-
cles on the "normalization"
of Jewish institutional life
in Poland and reports on as-

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surances from "the highest
state authorities" that any
anti-Semitic manifesta-
tions in the country will be
opposed.
According to the paper,
the activities of the Social
and Cultural Association of
Polish Jews were resumed
on Dec. 30, approximately
two weeks after martial law
was declared. The State
Jewish Theater was then
reopened.
On the same day,
"Folks Sztyme" reports,
the Polish Minister of
Religious Affairs, Jerzy
Kuberski, met with
representatives of the

Jewish Religious Union,
the Social and Cultural
Association, the Jewish
Historical Institute, and`
the State Jewish Theater.
Meanwhile, the Institute
of Jewish Affairs (IJA) indi-
cated that veiled anti-
Semitic references continue
to surface in segments of the
general Polish press.
The IJA monitoring
sources reported on pub-
lished attacks accusing
KOR and Solidarity as
being "cosmopolitans" — a
term identified in Eastern
Europe with Jews. They
have also been charged with
having "Zionist-Trotskyite"
connections, the IJA stated.

Druze Strike
on Golan Heights
in Third Week

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JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Druze on the Golan Heights
continued their general
strike, which began Feb. 13,
with no sign of relenting.
Following a public rally
last Sunday, the strike was
tightened. On orders of the
Druze clergy, food shops
which had been allowed to
remain open several hours a
day for the benefit of the
local population, were shut
completely.
The Druze are protesting
the arrest of four leaders of
their largest clans last week
for alleged incitement
against Israel's annexation
of the Golan Heights. The
four men remained under
administrative detention
today — meaning that no
Charges were filed against
them. Organizers of the
strike said it would con-
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Prelude

(to the 23rd Psalm)

By CHARLES LUKACS

When battles were over
and calm was the land:
David the shepherd king
rested intent.
Bugle's not wailing
swords are in sheath,
The flock by still waters,
his people in peace.
Cup full with wine
and soul full with grace,
He praised the ONE!
who rules all the kings
and grazes all the sheeps
His pasture is the earth
and nations His herd.
Raising the cup he sang the Psalm:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

Study Reports World-Wide
Rise in Abuse of Zionism

LONDON — A. recent
study by the World Jewish
Congress (WJC) reports
that in the six years since
the UN General Assembly
declared "Zionism equals
racism," the abuse of
Zionism on the interna-
tional scene has become so
deep-rooted and widespread
"that even states in the
West previously sympathe-
tic to Zionism are viewing
the term with increasing
caution and refraining from
using it."
The study — released
here by the WJC research
arm, the Institute of Jewish

Affairs, analyzes the defa-
mation of Zionism in inter-
national affairs and finds
that "abusive references to
Zionism are not confined to
Arab states and go far be-
yond direct reference to Is-
rael."
The distortion of Zionism
is "deliberate and calcu-
lated and not just a product
of sloppy thinking," the re-
port notes. Numerous deri-
sive examples are cited.
The WJC study was pre-
pared for the Institute by
Tony Lerman, noted spe-
cialist on the role of the Is-
lamic bloc in world affairs.

U.S. Jews Should Accept
Christian Support for Israel

By DAVID FRIEDMAN

(Copyright 1982, JTA, Inc.)

WASHINGTON — Many
Jews have trouble accepting
Evangelical Christians as
allies in the effort to support
Israel in this country.
There is of course the long
tradition of the Evangelical
and fundamentalist Pro-
testant churches targeting
Jews for conversion. This
has aroused a wariness of
these groups that is prob-
ably more prevalent in the
small towns of the South
and Midwest than in the

Schools in Israel
Seek Summer
Teaching Help

NEW YORK — Volun-
teer teachers are needed
this summer to tutor
English in Israel.
Part-time assignments
will be available in the var-
ious ORT schools and WZO
centers in and near Tel-
Aviv, Lod, Haifa and
Jerusalem. Prospective
candidates must possess
proper teacher certification
and be prepared to provide
for their own traveling and
living expenses while in Is-
rael.
For further information,
contact Ms. Edna D. Gor-
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Volunteer Service in Israel,
c/o WZO Department of
Education and Culture, 515
Park Ave., New York, N.Y.
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urban centers where there
are large Jewish com-
munities.
In addition, despite the
large Jewish vote for
Ronald Reagan in 1980,
most American Jews are
still liberals or moderates
and differ greatly from the
Christian Right, made up of
fundamentalists and
Evangelicals, on many of
the social and other domes-
tic issues now being de-
bated.
Here is the crux of the
issue. American Jews
who have fought against
being stereotyped should
not stereotype others.
Just because most Jews
have differences with the
Christian Right on
domestic issues does not
mean they should label

all of them as racists and
anti-Semites.
Jews and Evangelical
Christians can stand to-
- gether in support of Israel,
support that has never been
needed more.

Bikel to Chair
AJC Parley

NEW YORK — Actor-
singer Theodore Bikel has
been named chairman of the
American Jewish Congress'
national biennial conven-
tion, April 25-May 6.
The convention will begin
in New York, and end up in
Jerusalem. Serving as co-
chairs for the convention
will be Jo Amer and Howard
Samuels, vice presidents of
AJCongress.

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