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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-05-17

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Brazilian Jews
`Losing Faith'

Sao Paulo (JTA) — An internal
report by a leader of the Brazilian
Jewish community to the World
Jewish Congress (WJC) says that
the 160,000 member community
ha:3 "lost its vigor, its institutions
a ailing, assimilation is increas-
> i g and lack of interest and
apathy are constantly becoming
worse."
The assessment by Abrahao
Faermann, vice president of the
Confederacao Israelita do Brasil,
the repesentative body of Brazi-
lian Jewry and the WJC affiliate
`? in Brazil, found that the Jewish
community did not escape the
general climate of sadness and
uncertainty into which the coun-
try was thrown following the
death of President Tancredo
Neves. To this, he said, the
specific problems and concerns of
the Jewish community must be
added.
The Faermann report char-
acterizes the Brazilian Jewish
community as "politically lacking
in discipline" and describes the ef-
forts made by the Confederacao,
c, headed by its president, Benno
Milnitzky, to formulate and
carry-out an effective Jewish pol-
icy line.

Zionism-Racism
Resolution Hit

New York (JTA) — A group of
Christian leaders urged the
United Nations Monday to recon-
sider "the falsehood promulgated
in its 1975 resolution declaring
Zionism to be a form of racism,"
urged Christians to rid them-
selves of prejudice and hostility
"that have been alive among
Christians for centuries."
A statement from the National
Christian Leadership Conference
for Israel, entitled "Forty Years
Later: Christians Speak Out on
Israel and Zionism," declared: "As
we commemorated the 40th an-
niversary of the liberation of
Europe and the rescue of the sur-
vivors of the concentration camps,
we send an urgent message to our
Christian brothers and sisters:
Give special consideration to the
meaning of Israel in the thought,
faith and life of the Jewish people
throughout their long history.
Charging that the Zionist-is-
racism resolution is "a lie" the
statement declared: "We see it as
urgent that Christians speak out
against the vicious anti-Semitism
that hides under the cloak of
anti-Zionism . . . In the name of
morality and truth, we call upon
members of the United Nations to
repudiate its resolution which de-
clared Zionism to be a form of ra-
cism."

Named To Post

Washington (JTA) — Elliott
Abrams, Assistant Secretary of
State for Humanitarian Affairs,
has been nominated by President
Reagan to be Assistant Secretary
fo Inter-American Affairs. He re-
placesLanghorne Motley, who
resigned as head of the Latin
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