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November 04, 1988 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-11-04

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agreement with Norway's
Church Relief Society (Kirk-
ensnodhj elp).
In addressing the larger
concerns of the Jewish com-
munity, Rabbi Melchior in-
terprets Judaism and the
Jewish community to the
Christian community through
regular contacts with church-
es, universities, schools and
service groups.
One of Rabbi Melchior's
greatest achievements is the
creation of the Norwegian
Council of Soviet Jewry, in
which he serves as Co-Chair-
man with Christopher Gjot-
tenid, Professor of Physics at
the University of Oslo. The
Council has been successful
in raising the issue of Soviet
Jewry at the highest level of
government in Norway.
At the end of this year,
Rabbi Melchior will make
aliyah. But the Oslo Jewish
leaders have come up with a
plan which will be put into
action next year.
Rabbi Melchior will com-
mit himself to reside in Oslo
for four months of every year,
including the High Holy
Days, and will receive a
salary which covers his year's
expenses. This solution will
enable him to continue his
studies in Israel the rest of
the year.
The help that the Memorial
Foundation for Jewish Cul-
ture has provided Rabbi
Melchior is in line with the
emphasis the Foundation is
placing on service to dis-
persed Jewish communities
— communities that are
isolated both from Jewish life
and from other Jewish com-
For information about the
Memorial Foundation, write
to it at 15 East 26th St., New
York, N.Y. 10010.

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