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THIS ISSUE 50c
SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY
MAY 17, 1985
`Who Is A Jew'
Rabbi Efry Spectre
pushed the U.S.
Conservative rabbis on
political voting in Israel.
United Hebrew Schools,
approaching its 65th anniversary,
is not the way you remember it.
BY ALAN HITSKY
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Members of the Knesset who were
defeated in January in an effort to
change Israel's definition of "Who Is A
Jew" lost again in March when the
Rabbinical Assembly voted to not in-
vite those 51 MKs to speak in their
A motion introduced by Detroit's
Rabbi Efry Spectre, of Adat Shalom
Synagogue, was made public this week
after it was circulated to all Conser-
vative rabbis in North America follow-
ing the March convention.
"These people can't say that the
Conservative movement isn't genuine,
and then come speak in our
synagogues," Rabbi Spectre told The
Jewish News this week. "We are
merely pointing out who are the people
who have spat in our face; who the
people are who have voted against us.
They are welcome to come here, to
have dialogue, but not to speak."
Rabbi Spectre said his Rabbinical
Assembly motion was not a boycott. "I
"I believe in pluralism."
would go and listen to anyone," he
said, "but I am not going to give him
the koved (honor) of speaking to my
congregation from my pulpit."
The resolution was in response to
the MKs — including most of the
Likud bloc — who voted for the Knes-
set bill which would have "discredited
the validity" of Conservative and Re-
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The Peace Talks
George Shultz returns
from Israel with a promise
to revive the peace
process . . . if the Arabs
Jerusalem (JTA) — Premier Shi-
mon Peres told the Cabinet this week
that there was "broad agreement" be-
tween Israel and the United States on
reviving the Middle East peace process
and that U.S. Secretary of State
George Shultz recognized Israel's posi-
tion that it is now up to the Arabs to
decide on the future of the process.
Peres briefed the Cabinet Sunday,
after his final breakfast meeting with
Shultz at the prime minister's home.
The Secretary of State then flew to
confer with Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak and on to the Jordanian port
city of Aqaba to meet with King Hus-
sein before returning to Washington.
Shultz's political and economic
talks with Israeli leaders were an
addenda to the primary purpose of his
visit which was to take part in Israel's
observance of the 40th anniversary of
the defeat of Nazi Germany at the Yad
Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
But in the political talks, which
Shultz held with Peres and Foreign
Minister and Deputy Premier. Yitzhak
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