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September 07, 1984 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-07

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 7, 1984

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553-7111

THE ISRAEL HISTADRUT OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT

proudly announces

A TRIBUTE TO

RABBI RICHARD C. HERTZ

Testimonial Dinner
Wednesday, October 24, 1984
Sheraton-Southfield Hotel

Guest Speaker:

HIS EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR MEIR ROSENNE

marking the establishment of

THE RICHARD C. HERTZ YOUTH CENTER
Safed, Israel

General Chairman

Honorary Chairman

Stanley Winkelman

Max Fisher

Dinner Chairman

Flora Winton

Honorary Co-Chairpeople

Louis Berry
Martin Citrin

Marvin Goldman
Joseph Jackier
Morris Lieberman

Leonard Simons
Paul Zuckerman

Couvert: $100. per person

CONTRARY TO AN ADVERTISEMENT PLACED
IN LAST WEEK'S JEWISH NEWS, THE YOUNG
ISRAEL COUNCIL OF DETROIT DISAVOWS ANY
KNOWLEDGE OR RABBI KAHANE'S VISIT, AND
DOES NOT WISH TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY
WITH IT.

SANFORD EISENBERG

PRESIDENT

RABBI JAMES GORDON
RABBI SAMUEL PRERO
RABBI REUVAN DRUCKER
RABBI ELIMELECH GOLDBERG

and that makes for successful
luncheon meetings.
I know you criticized one
newspaper reporter for quot-
ing some unnamed source at
suggesting that saleability
was the prime motivation.
There is some hypocrisy in
that complaint as well since
using anonymous sources —
something lay people com-
plain about all the time — is
standard media procedure.
What other reason could
there possibly be that makes
any sense? Farrakhan is a
man who has no public consti-
tuency, he represents only
about 15,000 people (accord-
ing to the media) in a nation of
225 million, and his only claim
to fame is that he wallows in
anti-Semitic rhetoric.
As you know, Ted White, the
prominent journalist and his-
torian, has resigned from your
club and returned the award
you gave him some years ago
in protest over the Farrakhan
appearance.
Barbara Tuchman, the
Pulitzer Prize historian,
attended the luncheon and
later returned a certificate of
appreciation she had received
from your club. '
Perhaps these protests, the
criticism from other club
members and segments of the
public will prompt deeper re-
flection when you invite
others to grace your prestigi-
ous podium.
Farrakhan does not fit the
description of the "kings and
queens" or even dictators that

you cite have been invited to
speak at the club since FDR's
appearance in 1933.
Again, he has no credentials
other than his demogoguery
which, incidentally, would
never have come to the pub-
lic's attention had you and
your brethren not considered
it newsworthy.
Indeed, to , equate Far-
rakhan with those who have
appeared before the club di-
minishes the reputation of
your former guests.
In summary, the choice of
Farrakhan reflected gross in-
sensitivity not only to the
Jewish community but offered
some troubling implications
about what you consider the
interests and values of your
members _ .
Your test in selecting
speakers should not be
whether you can fill the house.
As columnist Carl Rowan said,
a sex show would have done
that as well.
The test should be whether
the guest has something to
offer in terms of a constructive
political dialogue to the na-
tion's foremost press organiza-
tion and, through it, to the
public.
The subject need not be de-
void of controversy. Heaven
only knows we are a nation
with more than enough issues
which get the blood boiling.
There is no need to abandon
sensitivity, good taste, mature
judgment and respectability.
Perhaps you won't the next
time.

NEWS

Reagan to submit
genocide pact for

Washington — The Reagan
Administration announced this
week that it has decided to back
ratification of the 36-year-old
United Nations Convention on
the Prevention and Punishment
of the Crime of Genocide.
The genocide convention, which
was adopted by the UN General
Assembly in 1948, has hen ap-
proved by more than 90 countries
including the Soviet Union.
American opposition to the pact
has centered on its provisions to
make genocide — the mass killing
of national, racial, ethnic or reli-
gious groups — an international
crime. A number of U.S. officials
fear such an agremet would ex-
pose Americans to spurious
genocide charges before a foreign
court without American Con-
stitutional safeguards.
With the Senate in session for
only three more weeks until after
the November election, officials
acknowledged that the chances

Senate approval

for early approval were slim. If
re-elected, President Reagan
would reportedly press for ap-
proval of the convention in the
next session of Congress.

Stern College
grad goes for
Princeton Ph.D.

New York — At the age of 20,
Deborah Silver, one of the first
graduates of an innovative joint
program between Yeshiva Uni-
versity's Stern College for Women
(SCW) and Columbia University,
will begin studying this fall
toward her Ph.D. degree in elec-
trical engineering / computer sci-
ence at Princeton University
where she has been awarded a fel-
lowship.
Miss Silver, of New York,
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree
at SCW and a Bachelor of Science
at Columbia.

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