100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

June 28, 1996 - Image 12

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-06-28

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

As Usual, Lexus Offers
An Impressive Array Of Options.

LENDING page 10

and blacks alike of the most tu- we share a great deal more than
multuous years of the civil- we differ on."
rights movement.
On June 6, two miles from
"We Jews are absolutely Rabbi Bennett's congregation,
tuned into the fact that the flip Matthews-Murkland Presby-
side of white supremacy is anti- terian Church burned to the
Semitism," said Melissa Fay ground (a teen-aged white girl
Greene, the author of a new has since been arrested). That
book, The Temple Bombing, Sunday, members from Beth El
about the 1958 attack on At- and another Charlotte syna-
lanta's leading synagogue by gogue joined black worshippers
white supremacists.
in an emotional prayer service
"The enemies list for right- on. the grounds of the charred
wing extremists and white su- chapel.
premacists begins with blacks
A pulpit appeal by Rabbi Ben-
and Jews," said the Atlanta au- nett brought in $750 in dona-
thor. "Jews know we're on the tions, with more money expected
same list."
from a mail campaign. While
After the 1954 Brown vs. Board acknowledging the historic
of Education decision struck down bonds between blacks and Jews,
school segregation, a series of Rabbi Bennett said the response
bombings destroyed scores of of his congregation should car-
black churches in the South. The ry a larger lesson.
most notorious, in September
"We would do the same thing
1963, killed four young girls at the for a white church, a mosque or a
16th Street Baptist Church in synagogue. These are human be- /
Birmingham, Ala.
ings whose church was attacked
Jewish worshippers were not out of hate, ignorance and a de-
immune. In the 12 months be- sire to destroy. We as Jews have
fore the Atlanta bombing, ex- an obligation not to stand for
plosions rocked temples in that." 0
Jacksonville and Mia-
mi, Fla., and a Jewish
community center in
Nashville, Tenn. Un-
detonated dynamite
was found in syna- To help rebuild churches destroyed by
gogues in Birmingham, fire, there are a number of groups ac-
Ala. and in Charlotte cepting checks, including:
and Gastonia, N.C.



1

Rebuilding Funds

A sense
of
solidarity.

* 36 Mo. Closed end lease, 36,000 mile maximum, 150 per mile over. Refundable security deposit: $425. on ES300, $500.
on GS300, SC300, LS400, and LX450. Cap cost reduction: $995. on ES300 & GS300, $2995. on SC300, LS400, & LX450.
Purchase option at lease end: ES300 $21,366.04, GS300 $28,250., SC300 $28,983., LS400 $32,781., and LX450 $30,679.95.
Plates, title, taxes, cap cost reduction and refundable sec. dep. at inception.

L.E7CL.J.

OP LRI'151

Exit 104 off 1-96 • 5709 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing • 517/394-8000 (CALL COLLECT)

For a personal showing:
Call 1-800-539-8748 OR 1-800-LEXUS-4-U

THE DETROIT J EWISH NEWS

The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

12

-

In all, about 10 per-
cent of the bombings
during the civil-rights
era were against Jew-
ish targets, a chilling
echo of the synagogues
torched in Nazi Ger-
many 20-30 years earli-
er.
The wave of bomb-
ings forged a bond be-
tween blacks and Jews
that reached its apex
during the "Freedom
Summer" of 1964, when
three young Jewish civ-
il-rights workers were
slain in Mississippi
while investigating a
fire at a black church.
Sadly, that bond has
been strained by ten-
sion and recriminations
in the three decades
since.
"Obviously, the Jew-
ish community has felt a
great affinity with the
African-American corn-
munity in this country,"
said Rabbi Jim Bennett
of Temple Beth El in
Charlotte, N.C. "This
helps to remind us that

• ADL-Rebuild the Churches Fund
823 United Nations Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10017

• The Burned Churches Fund
National Council of Churches
Attn: Joan Campbell, General
Secretary
475 Riverside Drive, Room 880
New York, N.Y. 10115

• Rebuilding Faith in America/UAHC
c/o: Religious Action Center
of the UAHC
2027 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

• New York Board of Rabbis
"From the Ashes" Fund
10 E. 73rd Street
New York, N.Y; 10021

• American Jewish Congress
Tisha B'Av Fund for Black Churches
15 E. 84th Street
New York, N.Y. 10028

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan