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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-16

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YOM KIPPUR

Message for Cheer

THE JEWISH NEWS

and Confidence

Serves as Legacy

for Mankind

A Weekly Review

Editorial, Page 4

of Jewish Events

Copyright © The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXXIV, No. 3

17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833

$18 Per Year: This Issue 40c September 16, 1983

Begin's Resignation Obviates
Attorney General's Pressure

Glenn Rejects_ PLO, Backs
U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

NEW YORK (JTA) — Sen. John Glenn, (D-Ohio), who is seeking the
Democratic nomination for President, said Tuesday that the United States
"should neither recognize nor negotiate" with the Palestine Liberation
Organization and expressed firm support for an undivided Jerusalem as
Israel's capital.
Addressing a luncheon gathering of the Foreign Policy Association,-
Glenn delivered a strong pro-Israeli speech, vowing continued support for the
Jewish state and its security.
"The PLO has proven itself to be little more than a gang of international
thugs," the former astronaut declared.
"And until they abandon the use of
terror and renounce forever their oath
to destroy Israel, the United States
should neither recognize nor negOtiate
with them. That has been my position
in the past — and it will remain my
position in the future," Glenn pledged.
He added, "Instead of pander-
ing - to terrorists, let us begin the
search for other elements on the
West Bank — or elsewhere — who
are willing to speak for the Pales-
tinians."
The Arabs must realize that the •
United States will not deliver Israeli
concessions to them, Glenn said. "But
on one point let there be no uncer-
tainty: Jerusalem is the capital of Is-
. rael. And when the Camp David
negotiations are completed — or if the
:Camp David process irretrievably
breaks down — I believe the U.S.
SENATOR GLENN
should be prepared to move its embassy there. And let me say that I hope we
never see that city divided again."
The Senator said that he also is in favor of improved U.S.-Arab relations.
"But I will always oppose any concession (to the Arabs) that would endanger
Israel's security." He declared, "Our Arab friends must also recognize that we
may well limit the size and scope of our military assistance to them so long as
they, remain outside the peace process. We withheld large-scale arms sales to
Egypt until it actually entered into negotiations — and that is why I recently
opposed a ,major arms sale to Jordan."
Glenn sharply attacked the present Mideast policy of the Reagan
(Continued on Page 3)

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Menahem Begin formally submitted his written
resignation to Israeli President Chaim Herzog on Thursday morning. A begin aide deliv-
ered the resignation, and a spokesman commented that Begin had not delivered the letter
in person because he was concerned about his appearance after his recent illness. A skin,
disease has forced Begin to remain unshaven. ---
Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir issued a legal opinion Tursday night indicating that
further delay by Begin in submitting his resignation could constitute an impropriety._
But Zamir made it clear that the two weeks which have elapsed since Begin announced
his intention to step down are a "reasonable and acceptable" period under the' aw which
-provides for a two-step 'procedure when a prime minister resigns. His opinion was a
rebuttal to some legal experts who have accused Begin of offending the letter and spirit of
the law by not formalizing his resignation sooner. -
Zamir explained that the law reqdires a prime minister to announce his intentions and
then submit a formal letter of resignation to the president. The reasonable and acceptable
interim between these steps varies according to specific instances and circumstances, the
attorney general said.
The purpo-se is to allow time for the premier to be dissuaded and for inter-party
consultations inasmuch as his resignation automatically brings down his govern-
ment.
Zamir suggested that a period of about two weeks for this procedure could be consid-
ered reasonable but delay beyond that linked to political consultations would be excessive
and would vitiate the effect of the premier's original announcement or render it inopera-
tive. In that case, the process would have to begin again.
Zamir's opinion was re-
quested by Deputy Premier
David Levy, who threatened on
Wednesday to take over as act-
ing premier if Begin did not
formally resign. .
By ALAN HITSKY
The precise nature of Be-
Negotiations have stalled between Akiva Hebrew Day
gin's illness is not known. He
School and its striking teachers. As The Jewish News went
to press Thursday morning, no negotiating sessions had
has been confined to his home
been held or scheduled since Sunday evening.
since Rosh Hashana.
He is reportedly keeping
Twenty-two of 26 Akiva teachers have been walking a
abieast of developments
picket line in front of the school since last week, and classes
opened Monday taught by four teachers and a number of
while at home. It is under-
"permanent" replacements. .
stood, however, that Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
The striking teachers have filed an unfair labor
Defense Minister Moshe
practice charge against the school with the Michigan
Arens are handling day-to-
Employment Relations Commission. They say the
school negotiating committee has refused to negotiate
day matters — primarily the
unless the teachers give up seniority and certification
crisis in Lebanon — without
rights. The teachers say the proposed seniority rule
disturbing Begin for fre-

Negotiations Stalled
at Akiva Day School

(Continued on Page 10)

Yom Kippur: Time for Reflection

Jonah and Repentance Morality as Commitment

By DR. DAVID GEFFEN



World Zionist Press Service

JERUSALEM — The biblical book best known be
cause of its illustrations is the Book of Jonah. Young
middle-aged or old, who doesn't have a vision of Jonah
being swallowed by the whale? The story is told in art, in
folk song, and in every imaginable visual form. This
same story of Jonah (Yonah in Hebrew) is read near the
climax of Yom Kippur. However, because of its length
and frequently because of our weariness, we do not al-
ways appreciate the richness of the story and the many
lessons which it teaches.
The drama of Jonah opens with God command-
ing him to go to the city of Ninveh and to call upon
the inhabitants to repent lest they be killed for their
evil ways. Jonah is not prepared for a task of this
magnitude and believes he can escape from God's
domain by boarding a ship which will take him to
the depths of the sea and to locales unknown. When
a turbulent storm erupts, it is clear that it is God's
doing..Jonah tries to sleep the storm out, but it is to
(Continued on Page 12) -

By DVORA WAYSMAN



World Zionist Press Service

JERUSALEM — Why do Jews fast on Yom Kippur?
Many sins arise through satisfying bodily appetites; so
fasting demonstrates that man can conquer his physical
cravings and that the spirit can master the body. Abs-
taining from food is not enough — it must be accom-
panied by deep remorse at our failings and a resolve to
strive for a better way of life.
The Day of Atonement allows us to repent for
wrongs against God, but not against our fellow man. The
latter wrongs must have been redressed before we can
ask Divine forgiveness and we are supposed to have
made amends for them before we begin our fast. -
During the Temple period, there was a complicated
ritual for this solemn day. The High Priest was allowed
to enter the Holy of Holies only on Yom Kippur, and he
had to prepare himself for seven days beforehand. Dur-
ing that time, he lived apart in a special room of the
Temple, and the elders read to him the ordinances laid
down in Leviticus XVI. The night prior to Yom Kippur,
(Continued on Page 14)

(Continued on Page 11)

JWF Will Honor
Fisher and Citrin

The 57th annual meeting of the
Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit
will honor two. Detroit Jewish leaders,
Max M. Fisher and Martin E. Citrin.
The dinner meeting is set for Oct. 4
at Cong. Shaarey Zedek. It will begin
with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by
dinner at 7.
Fisher will be honored on the occa-
sion of being named founding chair-
man of the Jewish Agency for Israel
and in recognition of this many de-
cades of service.
Citrin has been named the 1983 re-
cipient of the Fred M. Butzel Memorial
Award. He is president of the national
Council of Jewish Federations.
JWF President Avern Cohn will de-
liver his annual report, and new mem-
bers of Federation's Board of Gover-
nors will be elected. at the. meeting.

FISHER

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