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February 10, 1989 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-02-10

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"smear campaign" against
more traditional Orthodox
Jews, claimed an article in a
recent issue of The Jewish
Observer, the national
magazine of the Agudath
Israel of America movement.
In "The Media's Anti-
Orthodox Campaign," author
Mechachem Lubinsky traced:
• The "venomous outpour-
ing of vitriol from the media
when it seemed that Israel's
Likud Party was about to ce-
ment an alliance with right-
wing Orthodox parties; and,
• Newspaper ads against
the Orthodox position on the
`Who Is A Jew' issue that
spread "distortion, disinfor-
mation, and hatred."
Among the examples of
anti-Orthodox sentiment voic-
ed by the non-Orthodox,
Lubinsky cited a quote from
ex-Knesset member Abba
Eban that appeared in the
Jerusalem Post ("Classical
Zionism . is now challeng-
ed by superstition, in-
tolerance . . ., xenophobia
. . .") and another from Alex-
ander Schindler, head of the
Reform Union of American
Hebrew Congregations that
appeared in Newsday ("Those
crazies have the balance of
power in Israel.")
"Don't Reform leaders,"
asked Lubinsky, "understand
that when they paint all Or-
thodox Jews as wild-eyed

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catalogue was provided by Northwest Airlines; PONCHO; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the
Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, Kyoto; the Asian Cultural Council; and the K.A. Baillargeon Endowment.
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fanatics, and caricature them
with Der Sturmer-like brush-
strokes, syndicated cartoon-
ists will end up ridiculing all
Jews — even those who have
a 'nose job' on their souls?"
"Jewish unity," concluded
Lubinsky, "is a noble idea. It
needs a criterion. For us, it is
Torah."
"Until everybody is ready
to accept that, how about set-
tling for dignity?" ID

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