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April 20, 1984 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-04-20

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A look at the other' Israel 14
Bus hijacking leaves Israelis wondering 32
Prager asks, Where have all the young Jews gone?

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Christians, children, aged mark Passover

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THE JEWISH NEWS

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Jackson won't shun
;I- crony on Hitler remark

New York (JTA) — Democratic
presidential hopeful Rev. Jesse
Jackson has refused to publicly dis-
associate himself from his militant
supporter Louis Farrakhan, the leader
of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam
group, after the Black Muslim leader
acclaimed Hitler as a "very great man"
who "rose Germany up from nothing."
But speaking to reporters at a
campaign news conference in Phoenix
last Thursday, Jackson sought to dis-
tance himself from Farrakhan and his
characterizations of Hitler, saying the
Nazi leader was "despicable" and the
expression of "consummate evil."
"I find nothing great about Hitler

APRIL 20, 1984

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

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and everything about him despicable,"
Jackson said. "Hitler's greatness was
great for some Nazis, but that's all. I
find no pleasure in what he repre-
sented ideologically or what he did. He
represents an expression of madness
on the face of human community."
While Jackson refused to disavow
Farrakhan's support, he sought to
differentiate between the role of a sup-
porter and that of a "surrogate."
Jackson said, "I do not think it is fair to
impose upon our campaign the views
of a given supporter, ones that we do
not hold ourselves.
"Any candidate who becomes the

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Record-setting Campaign

BY HEIDI PRESS .
Local News Editor

The best peacetime total ever
achieved by the Detroit Jewish com-
munity's • Allied Jewish Campaign
was recorded Thursday night at the
annual Campaign closing at Adat
Shalom Synagogue. s
Wayne L. Feinstein, executive
vice president of the Jewish Welfare
Federation, announced that the
funds raised in the 1984 Campaign to

date totaled $18,572,531, a 21 per-
cent increase over last year's total
gained from the same contributors.
The 1984 drive netted $584,000 for
Project Renewal, bringing Detroit's
contribution to $6,584,491.
Despite the good news about the
record-breaking figures, Feinstein
said there was bad news to be had.

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Photo by Benyas-Kaufman

Fighting for religion

French welterweight champ Gilles Elbilia is
one of the few practicing Jews on the
contemporary sports scene

BY TEDD SCHNEIDER
Staff Writer

A replica of a 19th Century tzedakah box was presented to Philip Slomovitz, second from
right, editor emeritus of The Jewish News, from the Jewish Welfare Federation in
gratitude for his years of service to the community and his support of the Allied Jewish
Campaign." Joel D. Tauber, right, Federation president, made the presentation, with
Campaign Chairman Jack Robinson, seated, and Carmi Slomovitz,_the honoree's son and
Jewish News business manager, looki nr=.

Last weekend was a busy one for
Gilles Elbilia.
Saturday morning he attended
Sabbath services at Cong. Shomrey
Emunah in Southfield. Then, on
Sunday, he traded hooks and jabs
with World Boxing Council (WBC)
welterweight champion Milton
McCrory of Detroit at Cobo Arena,
eventually losing by a technical
knockout in the sixth round.
And although he doesn't fight for
the title every week, the Orthodox
boxer does attend Shabbat services
each Saturday, whether he is at home

in Mont Rouge, France, or on the road
preparing for his latest opponent.
Elbilia, the European welter-
weight (147 pound limit) champion,
is that rarity among rarities in the
world of professional sports — a prac-
ticing Jew. True, the list of Jewish
sports heroes is noteworthy, if not
particularly lengthy. There was
Harold Abrahams, the Olympic
sprinter whose life was dramatized in
the movie Chariots of Fire; Dolph
Schayes, one of the earliest stars in
the National Basketball Association;

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