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Warren Righteous Gentile in Jerusalem

A Righteous Gentile from Warren will be in the Michigan delegation to the World Assembly to Com-
memorate Jewish Resistance and Combat during World War II, which will open in Jerusalem on Sunday.
Some 10,000 who were partisans from several nations, participants in the underground against Nazism,
and Russian army personnel are expected to join the assembly.
Cezary Chorazyczewski of Warren, who assisted in rescuing and protecting a young Jew from the Nazi
onslaught, will be nominated for the Righteous medal by Hy Shenkman, who was organizer of radio activities
to aid escapees from Nazism while serving in the Russian army. Chorazyczewski will accompany Mr. and Mrs.
Shenkman to the assembly. His parents had already been awarded the Righteous Gentiles Medal by Israel
Consul Moshe Gilboa on July 20, 1979.
Israel's Medal of Valor will be awarded to all participants in the world assembly. The medal has the logo of
the world assembly represented by two Jewish soldiers. On the back is the emblem of the state of Israel, the
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Charge of
Nicaraguan
Anti-Semitism
Demands Truth
While Condemning
PLO Involvement

THE JEWISH NEWS

A Weekly Review

Commentary, Page 2

of Jewish Events

SI MHAT
TORAH

Greetings

to Jewish
Communities

Everywhere

Copyright © The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXXIV, No. 5

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September 30, 1983

The UN Treated to Additional
Anti-Israel Talk in Assembly

Bargaining Progress
Seen in Akiva Strike

Negotiators for Akiva Hebrew Day School reported
progress after Tuesday evening's lengthy bargaining ses-
sion with representatives of its striking teachers union.
Akiva's chief negotiator Steve Cohen told The Jewish News
that the two sides reached tentative agreement on nine
issues, or more than half of the issues being negotiated.
Cohen said Tuesday's session lasted until 3 a.m. He
said the union and administration bargaining teams will
exchange written proposals on the remaining issues on
Monday and Tuesday, and have another bargaining session
Wednesday evening.
"There was some frustration expressed at the table by
the teachers," Cohen said, "over the number of permanent
replacements we have hired. We have hired some, but not
many." Cohen declined to reveal the number of temporary
or permanent replacements Akiva has hired, but has said
in the past that some arrangement will be worked out so
that striking teachers will not be barred from returning to
work if a settlement is reached.
Last week, Akiva placed an advertisement in the
Observer and Eccentric newspapers for part-time
teachers for history, English, chemistry and personal
typing, and for full-time teachers in its nursery school
and kindergarten.
Persons calling The Jewish News claimed that the
school's principal, Rabbi Sheldon Lopin, was in New York
this week recruiting teachers. Cohen responded by saying
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Already tainted by its anti-Israel leanings, the United Nations General Assembly was treated to an
additionally prejudicial move by its newly-elected president last week.
Jorge Illueca, the vice president of Panama, called in his General Assembly inaugural speech for the
establishment of a Palestinian state "under the leadership of the PLO."
Illueca said, at the same time, that until "the right of all states in the area to live in peace within secure
and recognized borders is guaranteed," there will be no peace in the Middle East.
But the Panamanian diplomat, elected at the opening session of the 38th General Assembly,
stressed the rights of the Palestinian people. He said they include the right "to independence and
the establishment of its own free, independent and non-aligned state on Palestinian territory,
under the leadership of the PLO, the authentic political representative" of the Palestinian people.
Until then, he said, there will be no solution to the Middle East conflict.
Israel is scheduled to address the Assembly on Monday. Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir originally
was supposed to speak for Israel, but because he
is now occupied with forming a new govern-
ment, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Yehuda
Blum will deliver Israel's major foreign policy
address..President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt will
address the Assembly on Tuesday.
NEW YORK — Three out of four Americans (73 per-
There are 142 items for debate on the UN
cent) believe that hiring should be based upon merit, not
agenda,
Middle East and Palestinian issues are
race or ethnicity, according to a survey by the Anti-
expected
to come up for debate at the end of
Defamation League of Bnai Brith.
October.
The survey further found that 67.5 percent of Ameri-
The 10 member-states of the European
cans characterized hiring a person from a minority group in
Economic
Community (EEC) said Tuesday that
place of a more qualified person as "unfair." A majority of
the peaceful solution of the Middle East conflict
the ri,on-whites (52 percent) preferred that companies -hire
must include the right of the Palestinian people
the most qualified person regardless of color or ethnicity
instead of being required by law to hire a certain percen-
to self-determination and that the PLO must be
tage of minority groups.
brought into the peace negotiations.
When given a choice of "the best way" to rectify past
The foreign minister of Greece, Yannis
injustices to minority groups, only 1.5 percent of the - re-
Haralambopoulos, addressing the General
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Americans Back
Hiring on Merit

Flags of Simhat Torah Are Part of Long Tradition

By MOSHE VINE



World Zionist Press Service

JERUSALEM — "Make sure you have a flag to wave in the Simhat Torah parade. What beautiful flags
there are this year, there's a special one here just for you. Look at their decorations. How can you resist?"
At practically every street corner in Jerusalem during the holiday of Sukkot, the local entrepreneurs, be
they young or old, have a complete stock of Simhat Torah flags. During Sukkot, when the city is filled with
visitors and families circulate throughout every corner of Jerusalem, the sales of Simhat Torah flags reach
unprecedented proportions. Each year one wonders how the flags can be improved and made even more lovely;
and each year you realize that it is really the spirit of the holiday itself which excites, with the flag following in
its wake.
Prior to the use of flags on Simhat Torah, children would light up the leftover willow branches
from the lulav and march around the synagogue during the Torah processional. Concern for fire
damage persuaded the rabbinical authorities to authorize only the use of lighted tapers in the
processional. When these proved too dangerous, flags were instituted, topped with apples or beets
into which candles were inserted and lit. While the use of candles has diminished, the flags have
multiplied.
The early flags were inscribed with the phrase "Degel Mahane Yehuda," the flag of the Camp of Judah, a
phrase from the Torah and an indication that the majority of the Jewish people today are descended from the
tribe of Judah, though some diehards still claim descent from the 10 lost tribes.
The flags were gaily decorated with pictures of animals, lions in particular, the lion of Judah and speedy
Tzvi the deer. Biblical scenes were quite numerous: one well known flag has the Akeda, the story of the
binding of Isaac by Abraham
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