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December 23, 1983 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-12-23

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Friday, December 23, 1983 31


Alfonsin Government May Halt
Bias, But Roots Are Deep

Organized anti-Semitism in
Argentina could be drasti-
cally curtailed under the
new government of
President Raul Alfonsin,
accoraing to Rabbi Moshe
Tutnauer, a visiting profes-
sor of Bible at the Seminario
Rabinico Latino Americano
in Buenos Aires.
Tutnauer told members of
the Rabbinical Assembly,
who gathered last week for
"A Day of Social Concern,"
that "the current president
has a good record on human
rights and should the new
regime be a success, we can
see a diminution of or-
ganized anti-Semitism in
the country."
He cautioned, however,
that the real elimination of
anti-Semitism within
Argentina will be a much
harder goal to achieve since
the "roots are deeper in such
places as the church and
within the Peronist Party."
The Conservative
rabbi, who now makes
his home in Israel, is
spending a year in
Argentina on a special
teaching assignment. He
emphasized that the new
Alfonsin government
faces an uphill battle. It is
confronted with a $42 bil-
lion deficit, therefore
making its future highly

dependent upon the
West, especially the U.S.
Tutnauer reported that
1983 was one of the worst
years for Argentine Jews
because of the extremely
difficult economic condi-
tions and an exacerbation of
anti-Semitism. He said that
anti-Semitic periodicals can
be freely found on news-
stands and that the recent
election produced numerous
anti-Semitic slurs against
candidate Alfonsin by ele-
ments of the Peronist Party.
The mood among the
225,000 Jews in Buenos
Aires is tense, Tutnauer re-
ported. He said he was
asked not to wear his yar-
mulka in the street and fel-
low Jews preferred intro-
ducing him as an American
rather than as an Israeli.
He told his colleagues
that if the Peronist Party
had won the election, many
Jews had their bags packed
and were ready to leave the
country since they feared an
even greater wave of anti-
Semitism could develop
than already exists. There-
fore, he added the threat of
any future economic crisis
or a return by the military
"causes grave concern to the
Jewish community."
spiritual leader stated
that at the present time a

Women Meet Commitment
to Kiryat Shmona at Donor

More than 500 people
attended the annual donor
luncheon of the Women of
Jewish National Fund held
at Cong. Shaarey Zedek last
week. Shirley Kraft,
president of the Women of
JNF, announced that the
proceeds of the luncheon
completed the women's goal
of raising $250,000 for the
restoration of Kiryat
Jack Zwick, president of
the Detroit Council of JNF,
extended greetings on be-
half of JNF of Detroit. Bea
Feigelman was chairman of
fund raising. Doris Markel
served as the program
chairman and introduced
Ed Rosenthal, executive di-
rector of JNF, who was the
guest speaker. Frieda


The Jewish News has
early deadlines for the
issues of Dec. 30 and
Jan. 6. For the issue of
Dec. 30, the local news
deadline will be noon
Friday, Dec. 23. Display
advertising deadline is 4
p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.
For the issue ofJan. 6,
local news deadline is
noon Friday, Dec. 30.
Display advertising
deadline is 4 p.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 30.
Because of seasonal
delays in the mails,
materials sent by mail
should be sent as early
as possible in order to
arrive before the dead-

Stollman recited the in-
A congratulatory tele-
gram ,rom Mrs. Charlotte
Jacobson, national
president of JNF, was read
by Mrs. Kraft.
Assisting Mrs. Feigelman
in fund raising were Betty
Silverman, Pearl Nosan
and Fanny Rosenblat. The
division chairmen included
Reba Bloom, Esther Cooper,
Mrs. Feigelman, Sadye
Forman, Eve Herman, Belle
Hordes, Sari Greenfield,
Jean Klafer, Fanny Laufer,
Selma Lifsitz, Dorothy
Potiker, Helen Ring, Mrs.
Rosenblat, Helen Rosenfeld
and Sylvia Schneider.


TER, Pioneer Women/
Naardat, will meet noon
Monday in the Kristen To-
wers, 25900 Greenfield,
Oak Park. Refreshments
will be served. Prospective
members and guests are in-
* * *
Women/Naamat, will have
a social and business meet-
ing noon Wednesday in the
Kristen Towers, 25900
Greenfield, Suite 205E, Oak
Park. President Iliene Win-
kelman invites friends and
guests. A social hour will
precede the meeting. Re-
freshments will be served.

burgeoning Jewish reli-
gious community
flourishes in Buenos
Aires, thanks to the dedi-
cation of Rabbi Marshall
Meyer who has been in
the country for the past
25 years. At present,
there exists a teachers
training college, a rab-
binical training school
with about 500 students.
At Meyer's congregation
of 1,000 families, every
Friday between 1,200-
1,500 people attend serv-
In a report to the gather-
ing on Soviet Jewry, Am-
bassador Max Kampelman,
chairman of the U.S. dele-
gation to the Conference on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe which has been
meeting in Madrid, said
that Soviet Jews "are very
much on the agenda of the
U.S.-USSR relations."
He said he believed that
Soviet leaders will only re-
spond to protests when it
suits their interest. "They
feel they have a valuable
jewel and they want some-
thing for it. When they are
ready to sell, they'll ask for
what they want."
Asked about the effec-
tiveness of the Jackson-
Vanik amendment curtail-
ing USSR-U.S. exports and
imports, Kampelman said
that he believed in this
legislation, citing the re-
sults of 59,000 Jews that
were permitted to emigrate
at the time the bill was
adopted by Congress. How-
ever, "I do not agree with
those that felt the bill em-
barrassed the USSR. They
are not embarrassed, only
affected by self-interest."
Kampelman said he re-
gretted the current emigra-
tion figures, now at the low
monthly mark of 150 per-
sons. He noted, however,
that West Germany, which
believes only in quiet dip-
lomacy, in 1979 achieved an
emigration of 50,000 Ger-
mans from the USSR (the
same as for Soviet Jews that
year) while at the present
time only 150 Germans are
permitted exit visas.

During Europe's "Black
Plague" epidemic in 1348
Jews were accused of
poisoning the wells. The
Jews were accused because

fewer Jews died during the
epidemic because of the
religious commandment to
wash the hands before eat-

Strike from mankind the
principle of faith, and men
would have no more history
than a flock of sheep.

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plot he bought on Tel Aviv
Dizengoff Street in 1951 for
$25,000 is now valued at
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