THE JENATIS NEWTS
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Philanthropists cultivate sup-
port for charity.
Two seniors keep their
team in the chase.
A Detroit couple have a dream
in Montana for sick children.
Contents on page 3
The 3 Percent Solution
Book Of Lies
The Jewish Federation will change its allocation formula
over three years to keep more money home.
The Nation of Islam's
anti-Semitic tract dissected.
RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER
ollowing a national trend to
boost funding to local agen-
cies, the board of governors
of the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit has
approved increasing the
percentage of Allied Jewish
Campaign revenues ear-
marked for the Detroit
The new split, effective this June, will
increase the percentage of Campaign
money used for local needs by 3 percent
of the Campaign total. The increase will
take place in increments of 1 percent an-
nually over the next three years.
Based on a projected Campaign total
of $26 million, this could mean an ad-
ditional $260,000 for local Jewish pro-
grammin.g in 1994.
The money will be redirected from
funds that, in the past, were given to the
United Jewish Appeal, which supports
Jewish causes overseas.
On top of that, Federation will redi- David Page: 3-year change.
rect $100,000 worth of Campaign allo-
cations from national agencies to local Atlanta, New York and Cleveland —
needs. This shift also will take place in Detroit has ranked first in the percent-
age of gross Campaign revenue it gives
increments: $33,000 annually over three
to the UJA. It will retain this status, even
On a list of 17 large Jewish commu- after the new allocation plan goes into
nities in the United States — such as
ALLOCATION page 8
RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER
North battled South as brother
slew brother. And sometimes,
Jews killed their own. The
American Jewish community
played a significant role during
the Civil War. Some served as
government officials, others as
doctors and soldiers. Many of
the fallen blue and gray were
found with tallitot hidden be-
neath their bloodied uniforms.
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p rofessor Todd Endelman calls
it the big lie.
The book is 334 pages,
written anonymously, and
selling at stores around the
country — including two
Detroit locations. Published
by the Nation of Islam, The Secret
Relationship Between Blacks and Jews
alleges that Jews played the major role
in the slave trade — "have been conclu-
sively linked to the greatest criminal en-
deavor ever undertaken against an entire
race of people...the Black African
Holocaust" — then orchestrated a cover-
up to hide their guilt.
"It's absurd on the face of it," said
Professor Endelman, head of the Judaic
studies department at the University of
Michigan. Slavery was a fact of Southern
plantation life, he said, "and Jews were
not part of the plantation-owning class.
The vast majority of Jews in the South
were involved in retail trade, brokerage.
"The Secret Relationship is part of that
old canard about Jews controlling all the
finances...it's the big lie, just like what
the Nazis did."
First published in 1991, The Secret
Relationship came to the forefront late
last month after Nation of Islam national
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