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June 22, 1984 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-06-22

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JUN ?.,`,") 1984

$250,000 Schaver gift to HMC 6
Jewish terrorism: the moral dilemma 25 •
Pinpointing Hitler's role in 'Final Solution' 57



When cultures collide 40 . 1`)




JUNE 22, 1984

A3Iack-Jewish 'polarization' scored

New York (JTA) — Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.) last Thursday
declared what he termed "the obvi-
ous — that Jews are not anti-black
and blacks are not anti-Semites," and
denounced the rhetoric of Black Mus-
lim leader Louis Farrakhan and Meir
Kahane, the founder of the Jewish
Defense League and leader of the
ultra-nationalist Kach movement in
We cannot pretend that we do
not see or hear when Louis Far-
rakhan predicts a race war by 1986 or
implies that Jewish editors and
writers distort the news, or threatens
the life of a black reporter for doing
his job, or refers to Hitler as a 'very
great man' or shakes the hand of Col-
onel Qaddafi," Kennedy said. "Such
conduct can never be condoned and it
must be unequivocally condemned."
"Nor can we pretend," he added,
"that we do not see or hear when Meir
Kahane forms Jews against Jackson
or when opposition to official Israeli
decisions is equated with the shame
of anti-Semitism. I strongly disagree

Kennedy addressed some 1,300 '
people at a $200 a plate tribute to the
20 year public career of Basil Pater-
son, a former New York city deputy
mayor and a possible challenger to
Mayor Edward Koch's re-election bid
next year.
Kennedy's speech was im-
mediately praised by Rabbi Alexan-
der Schindler, the president of the
Union of American Hebrew Congre-
gations (Reform). "Sen. Kennedy has
spoken with candor and courage on
an issue of profound concern to Jews
and to all Americans of goodwill.
Would that other political leaders in
our land speak out in similarly
statesman-like fashion."
Kennedy appealed also for an
end to "polarization politics" a refer-
ence to the tensions which have de-
Senator Ted Kennedy discussing
veloped between the black and
the "obvious."
Jewish communities during the
with Rev. (Jesse) Jackson on the Democratic Presidential primaries.
issue of the Middle East, but his posi- "We must not permit polariiation
tion on the Middle East is wrong in
terms of policy and it certainly is not
proof of prejudice."

politics to set Jewish Americans
against black Americans and deflect
two great peoples from their historic
dream of freedom from bondage and
persecution," Kennedy declared.
The Massachusetts Democrat
recalled the murder in Mississippi 20
years ago of two Jewish students and

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UPU blocks
Israel ouster

Hamburg (JTA) — Delegates to
the 19th congress of the Universal
Postal Union (UPU) voted 73-27 in a
secret ballot Tuesday • to reject an
Arab initiative to expel Israel from
the organization. There were 15
The vote was on a West German
motion to remove the Arab proposal

Continued on Page 23



When a Jewish youngster comes
of age, there seems to be no limit
to the themes — and costs — of
bar and bat mitzvah celebrations.


Special to The Jewish Jews


Karl and Sandy Fleisher wanted
to plan a bar mitzvah to end all bar
mitzvahs. They flew-the entire party
to Africa where their guests 'perched '
on elephants and rode through the
jungle to the strains of Fiddl& on the
Roof played in the distance on native
drums. Suddenly they were halted at
a crossroad and were told to wait.
"What are we waiting for," Karl
asked the guide. Answered the guide,
"The Goldberg bar mitzvah has the
right of way."
At one time this joke might have ,


provoked smiles from even the most
ardent traditionalist. Nowadays,
truth may be stranger than fiction.
Many feel a bar/bat mitzvah must
not only boast a theme, but provide
non-stop entertainment for the
guests. Party planners claim re-
quests for breakdancers'and•ock star
lookalikes prevail. Parties may pro-
vide caricaturists, photographs,
T-shirts and, at one recent event, an
astrologer **reading the guests' fu-

Continued on Page 14


Harriet, Ron, Becca, Steve and Bob Jasgar atSteve's bar mitzvah party

with a.eirc4 theme.

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