AJCampaign Starts With Reaffirmation of Detroit
Jewish Community's Lofty Philanthropic Standards
Metropolitan Detroit Jewry's record for consistent philanthropy, avoiding devia-
tions from an established generosity, despite general economic setbacks, was reaffirmed
Wednesday evening, at the formal opening of the Allied Jewish Campaign.
With a total of $14,463,738 already pledged towards an anticipated $19,000,000
goal to meet the local, national and overseas needs, Campaign Co-Chairmen Jay Kogan
and Joel Tauber expressed confidence that the pledged obligations will be fulfilled, that
the allocations vital for Israel's provisions for new settlers and that nation's social and
cultural services will be provided for.
The sum pledged thus far indicated a general increase in contributions of
nearly 10 percent over last year.
-This is true compassion with fellow Jews," Kogan stated.
on Eve of
He noted that there is unparalleled volunteer participation and an innovative
Campaign structure, which has helped the Campaign to a successful start. Tauber cited
the major role played by Campaign leaders and the new Campaign Management Com-
mittee. The tremendous cooperation among the workers was highlighted as Tauber
introduced key campaigners, including leadership responsible for major gifts and for
Project Renewal in Israel.
Judge Avern Cohn, president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, reminded the
audience that the dinner coincided with the anniversary date of the signing of Israel's
peace treaty with Egypt. Speaking of Israel's current critical situation in withdrawing
from the Sinai, Cohn reiterated the crucial importance of American Jewry's commitment
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THE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
Editorial, Page 4
of Jewish Events
You shall not har-
den your heart, nor
shut your hand from
your needy brother,
but . . . lend him suf-
ficient for his needs
. . . Deut. 15:7
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March 26, 1982
Israel's Tensions Multiplying
As Begin Treks a Bitter Road
`Christian Voice' Flunks
Jews in U.S. Congress
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON — Five of the six Jews in the U.S. Senate and 25 of
the 26 Jewish Representatives in the House "flunked" the "moral
issues index" tests rated by the Christian Voice in the 1981 session of
Congress, according to the organization's "report cards" on all 100
Senators and 435 House members.
The Christian Voice rated the members by their votes on 12 "key
family-moral" issues it selected. "Acceptable" to it were those with a
passing score of 70 percent or above. "Unacceptable" were those having
failed to approve more than half of the 12 issues. While both Senators
and House members were rated on 12 issues, they were not the same in
the two chambers. Point scoring also varied on the issues.
Among Jewish members, Sen. Edward Zorinsky (D-Neb.)
with a score of 75 percent and Rep. Ken Kramer (R-Colo.) with a
perfect record of 100 percent were reported as "passing" the test.
Seven Jewish Congressmen were marked "zero," having re-
jected the Christian Voice recommendations on all issues. Three
scored above 50 percent but not the 70 percent or above to get a
4`passing" grade. Four Senators were recorded "unacceptable,"
including Carl Levin of Michigan, and one was marked between
50 and 70 percent.
The Christian Voice describes itself as a national lobby with more
than 300,000 members representing conservative evangelicals. The
Rev. Robert Grant, its president, said that the "Christian Voice will
distribute millions of 'Congressional Report Cards' for the 1982 session
(of Congress) prior to November's election." He claimed that in the 1980 s
elections in 32 targeted races, 23 of those incumbents, or 70 percent,
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By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Behind the drama of Tuesday night's Israeli Cabinet meeting,
where Premier Menahem Begin allowed himself to be persuaded not to resign following the
58-58 tie vote of no-confidence in the Knesset, lay a political reality which, it seemed, Begin and
his aides had failed to predict.
In bald terms, this was the threatened rebellion of the three small coalition parties — the
National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael and Tami.
While Begin and other Likud leaders seemed to think that the premier's resignation, and
the automatic fall of the government, would trigger new elections later this year, the coalition
partners plainly did not share this prognosis. Nor did they share Likud's interest in early
elections — and they made this exceedingly plain to the Prime Minister during that late-night
extraordinary Cabinet session.
Dr. Yosef Burg, the veteran NRP leader, indicated clearly that if Begin im-
plemented his earlier threat to resign because of the tied vote (when there was, after all,
no constitutional necessity for him to do so), the NRP would be "open" to other ways of
staving off early elections. This meant, of course, forming an alternative coalition with
the Labor Alignment.
Avraham Shapiro, the Aguda Knesset leader, gave similar hints. When Begin noted that
NRP and Aguda had pledged before the 1981 election not to align with Labor against Likud,
Shapiro remarked pointedly that he "wouldn't build on such premises."
Aharon Abu-Hatzeira, leader of the three-MK Tami party, spoke strongly against Begin
resigning at this time. He said it was the premier's historic
national responsibility to carry through the Sinai with-
drawal and stabilize relations with Egypt in the sub-
Between the lines of Abu-Hatzeira's remarks, Cabinet
insiders read a readiness on his part, too, to switch his
allegiance to Labor in order to set up an alternative gov-
ernment and avoid early elections.
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JDC Ships Passover
Supplies to the Needy
Jews in Arab lands most often make matzot in
large outdoor ovens.
NEW YORK — The American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee (JDC) has shipped 415,520 pounds of Pass-
over supplies to Jewish communities throughout the world,
including a shipment sent by truck from Israel to the small
Jewish community of Egypt, according to JDC President
JDC Executive Vice President Ralph I. Goldman noted
that this is the fifth consecutive year that JDC has ex-
tended Passover aid to the 500-member Jewish community
Included in the shipment to Egypt were 2,000 pounds
of matzot, 200 bottles of sacramental wine, 100 pounds of
matza meal and 200 pounds of macaroons.
Communities receiving Passover supplies were in
Greece, Italy (for Soviet emigrants), Melilla and Ceuta in
Spanish Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary.
Workers in Israel load Passover matzot and wine
for shipment to Egypt.