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From the archives of the Detroit Jewish News
UN CHALLENGED TO FORCE END OF
ARAB ATTACKS OR LET ISRAEL DO IT
(September 17, 1948)
WITH AARON LANSKY
Founder, National Yiddish Book Center
Best Selling Author: Outwitting History
7:30 pm on Thursday,
October 18, 2012
Berman Center for the Performing Arts
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Building
Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
6600 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Proceeds To Benefit the
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Lansky's brilliance and passion literally saved much of Yiddish
culture from the dumpsters and landfills of history. His National
Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. possesses more than
1 million volumes, with a significant portion digitized and
A dynamic and spellbinding speaker and storyteller, Lansky is a
recipient of a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation.
He is member of the Detroit Jewish News Foundation honorary
board of advisors.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Day-to-day shelling of the Holy City by Egyptian troops has
increased on the eve of the 10th week of the UN Security Council truce. The death
of eight Jews on Monday and the murder of two school children on Tuesday which
was generally considered "a quiet day" has forced renewal of demands in the press
and in Jewish circles that the UN either prevent the Arabs from violating the truce
or permit the Israeli army to do it. One report circulating here states that the Israeli
army has presented the Arabs with an ultimatum to cease their shelling or face the
consequences of direct Jewish action.
POLITICAL LEADERS SAY A JEW
COULD BE ELECTED PRESIDENT
(October 23, 1959)
A Jew could be elected president of the United States in this generation, 31
eminent leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties believe. Their views are
expressed in replies to a symposium in the November issue of The Jewish Digest...
President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, Adlai E. Stevenson, Alfred M. Landon,
most of the leading 1960 Presidential contenders, prominent members of the
Senate and House, key governors and the chairmen of the Republic and Democratic
National Committees are among those who answered the question: "Now that most
Americans seem agreed that a Catholic could be nominated or elected President
by either of the two major political parties, we would be grateful for your opinion
on whether you believe that in our generation a Jew could also be nominated and
elected to the highest office in the land?"
Fifty eight percent of those who replied said they definitely believed a Jew could
be elected President in this generation. The other 42 percent said, in one way or the
other, that they hoped before too long the electorate would do away with the tacit
religious test traditionally barring all but white Protestants from the Presidency and
the Vice Presidency.
The Detroit Jewish News Foundation's goal is to digitize every issue of
the Jewish News, dating to March 27, 1942, and make them available and
searchable to the public. The Foundation will also support and sponsor
forums, town hall meetings and other educational events to best utilize
and share this historical community resource.
To assist the Foundation in its work, simply go to
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September 13 •2012