Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-06-22, page 01
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X ¦"¦^n ^l\.'ili\::1\ ^IHRONICLE ^PO^ ^Serving Columbus and Centra! Ohio Jewish Community \^AIK Vol M Vn 9Ji Entered as Second-Class Matter, vol. £.^, no. £Ai Pn«tf.ff1<JA rnliimhnn Ohln Postofflce Columbus.. Ohio." C01.TJMBU8, OHIO, FTBIDAY, .R'NE 22, lO^ D.vottd to Am.flcan and Jawlih Idaali Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhere By Phineas .1. Biron United Jen^ish Fund Life Saving Canipaign Xow In Its Tliird Weelc OVERSEAS ... fe The first .lewish service held in liberated AmRtcrdam took place In the larKe synagogue In Jona.s Daniel Meier Sciuare, in the heart of the city ... To everybody's amazement t^he synagogue was overcrowded . . No one could figure out how so many Jews had so quickly re¬ turned from exile ... the truth ia that 80 — yes, eighty — per cent of the congregation was non-Jewish . . . The guests of honor were three Amsterdam police officers'who had dlstlng lushed themselves through the Nazi occupation . . . They had con-stantly ri.sked their lives'by warning Jew.s against Nazi man¬ hunts . . . The Reverend Cornel¬ ius van Paassen of Zutphen, Holland, sP^nt a year in a Gesta¬ po prison ... He had been con¬ victed of hiding two Jewish friends in his home ... He is an uncle of Pierre van Paassen, the author and champion of Jew¬ ish rights ... It can be told now that the Greek EAM. which Prime Minister Churchill called a bunch of gangsters and band¬ its, saved many scores of Jews from the killing hand,q of the Gestapo. . . LISTEN HERE . . . fe From the Washington. Star of May 31st: "In recognition of the close ties that have existe<l between Irari and the Society of Jesus fnr the past 11 years, Prince Alidul Hah. regent and heir apparent In the throne of Irat]. was awarded an honorary, doctor of laws dew'ree from Georgetown I'niversiiy liy tho Very Re\'. Lawrence C. Gor¬ man. ,S. J., president" . . . P. S.: lra(i H the most intolerant iif tho .A.raliian cotintries . . . Some years ai^o .-\ssyrians were mas¬ sacred there . . . .lewish refugee children enroute to Palestine were forliidden transit through Iraii ... It is the most ruthless and tulamaiit opponent of a .lew¬ ish'h(.melaiifr . . . And early In the European war it sitied with the Nazis and had to be crushed militarily hy a British expedi¬ tionary force . . . The story that the Grand Mufti of .leru.salem Is being pampered in a luxurious villa in southern France la not true , . . li.ut it is true that he will not have to stand trial for treason. . . THIS AND TH.\T . . . Ba Hats off to Leslie Roberts, chairman of the Interracial Com¬ mittee for Democratic .Action of Montreal ... In a statement furiously blasting the Jewish and non-Jewish hush-hush pol¬ icy, he called liy its right name- Fascism—the recent (lescH'ration of Jewisii graves in' the ceme¬ tery at Back River, in the Prov¬ ince of Quebec . . . Senator T. D. llouchard, of St. Hyacinthe fol¬ lowed suit, warning French Can¬ adians against Imitating Euro¬ pean Fascism in the use of ¦ anti-Semitism . . .How much longer will we have to read eulogies of the English-made movie "Mr. Emmatiuel?" . . . In the light of the Nazi exter- i-nination ot five million Jews this gentle lale, which pictures Nazi officials as gentlemen who trouble, is an out- Barkley Pledges Aid On Palestine .NEW YORK (JPS)—Senator Allen \V. Barkley (D. Ken.i, Senate majority leader, pledged his ai<l " to the succe.ss of (the Zionist) cau.se". in an address at a dinner tendered to M. Mai- din Fertig, President of the Bronx Zionist Region and Chair¬ man of the Administrative Coun¬ cil of the American Jewish Con¬ gress. "I think the dictates of ordinary humanity", he said, "retiuire that Jews he allowed to go to Palestine in as many numbers as il can accomodate. It i.s my earnest hope that in the very near future Palestine will be opened to receive many thou.santts, if not hundre<ls of thousands, of Jew.s". TiT. Slephen S. Wise, Chalr^ man of the American Zioni^ Emergency Council, calle<i'on| Senator Barkeley to "get the President of Ihe United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain to say that lh,e doors ot Palestine shall be open and re¬ main open. The Jews of Pales¬ tine are not going to consent at the cost of life Itself to become a minority under an Arab ma¬ jority". Dr. Israel Gold.stein, President of the Zionist Organi¬ zation of Anierita. said: "The last pretex for delay has rli.sap- peared. The lime for decision is now . . . The World Zionist Organization won't carry respon¬ sibility for the movement unless there is an impro\einenl in the situation." STAR ISONU SKl.I.KK FOR ZIO.VIST DISTRKT IN I'REHENT BOM) DHIVI': rageous mocl?i(^ . . . The pre¬ paratory work^fcU- the making hejp Jews in mocBunf . . workTHtf ft of a film (in the lifel^lf Henrietta Szold, who died last winter, is proceeding rapidly . . . We're told that Bette Davis Is interest- ed In the role of the Immortal (Contlrjued on Page Four) Orthodox Rabbis Burn Reconstructionist Prayer Book Dr. Wise Dpfrlids Prof. Kaplan Against Orthodox Cherem NEW YORK (JPS)—A theolo- glcal Viattle was set off here when the tlnion of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States ano Canada publicly excommuni¬ cated Profe.s.sor M. M. Kaplan, Leader of the Reconstructionist movement, and Dean of the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Pro¬ nouncement of the Cherom fol¬ lowed public burning by the Or- thmlox Rabbis, of the new Pviiy- er Book edited by Professor Kaplan and published by the 4leconstructlonist P'oundation. T^ie l-'nion of Orthodox Rabbis acctlsed Professor Kaplan of ex- presijing "atheism, heresay and disbelftrf in the basic tene'nts of Judaism'' In his introduction to the new prayer book. Dr. Sleph¬ en S. VV'Ise, scoring the cherem, wrote in Opinion, a monthly edi¬ ted by him: "What explanation shall we offer'.' Personally, the writer believes that the performance (the Cherem) was an inspired fine, instigated and carried through by those who j^rofit from .such vulgarity and indec¬ ency as the orthodox rabbis pcr- miltiHi themselves, or somehow were moved to inilulge in Professfir Kaplan cannol be hurl by this gesture, but the .leWish people are Insulted antl troduced. He is one of the truly great teachers of our time, and his books In Hebraic civili¬ zation are among the most dis¬ tinguished litei-ai-y contrihullons of American .lewry in this cen¬ tury. The insolence (if the per¬ formance is unmeasiu'ed: Ihe unwisdom of it is unfathomable: the vulgarity of it is unforgiv¬ able, or would be if anyone were 111 take seriously this comic op¬ era performance which reflecis not upon the 'l)anned' Profes- s(jr, but upon the banishing men, le(! to commit an act which is as un-.lewish as it is un-Amer¬ ican, which savors of I-iitlerism which puts to shame every pro¬ fession of tlie Jew wilh respect to liberalism and tolerance and understanding within Jewish life". In reviewing the^ picture of the United Jewish Fund campaign a.s it now stands, we can say that a substantial pan of the goal has already been reached—that the leaders and workers in the drive had expressed confidence that the remainder of the quota will be secured during the next few weeks witli the ultimiate result of an all-time recor(-l.in local fund-raising efforts. The workers, however, were caution¬ ed not to be over-confident and let down in their efforts to canvass every Jewish family in the community. While elated over the splendid progress of the campaign by the Men's, 'Women's,and Junior Divisions, Robert 'W'. Schiffi general campaign chairman this w^eek declared that there is still much to be done to achieve this year's goal, as it had to do with contacting hundreds of small givers in every section of the city. Mr. Schiff urged all workers to stay on the job until the last minute of the drive is over; that they.should appeal to the conscience of every Jewish person in Columbus in contributing more than ever to the United Jewish Fund, the moneys of which will go for overseas relief and reconstruction work as well as for na¬ tional educational and health institutions and protective agencies. REPORT ANTI-8B>I1T1HH1 STIl.l, IS OERMAN YOITHS CODE NEW VORK (JPS) — "The .lews stirred up the war" was the answer given to U. S. auth¬ orities in a street interview wilh a half-dozen German Ixiys, be¬ tween M and 17 years of age. queslionetl in the village of F'eine. near Braunschweig, ac¬ cording to an Associtiled Press dispatch from Germany "Teli. us something about .lews'. Ihe boys were asked '.Must of thetn ha\e long hooked nosc^ and mustaches. They al- way.s engaged in trade. 'I'hcy ircated. They agitated', were the answers", the ..Vfisociatt'd Pj'css reports. David (iaiser David Gai.ser, a memiier of the executi\e iKiard of the Zionist Distiict of Columbiis is the larg¬ est bond seller for Ihe Zionist District of Columbus, in this (h'ive. He has also disting¬ uished himself in the past as the man w'ho enroUeti more new members in the district than any other solicitor. From present indications Mr. Galser has maintained the same high record in bond selling. Mr. Jack Schiff, chairman of the bond .selling comniiltee, announced this week that Mr, Galser has sold over SIOO.UOO worth of war Bontis. A good share of these are "E" bonds which is of especial Importance as the Treasury De- S/Hm\ HARRY TOl'Ol.OHKY BACK HOME AI-TKR Ifi MONTHS I'RISONKU S/Sgt. Harry A. Topolosky. has been liberated from a Ger¬ man prison camp iind arrived Sunday morning at the home df his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Topolosky, lUOO B, Champion Ave. A 'prisoner for Ui months Sgl. Topolosky was captured al Anzlo, Italy, He was a mem¬ ber of the 179th Infantry, 7&th Division. partment is anxious to have as many of these bonds sold as possible. Mr, Gaiser's sales brings the total sales of the District to tiver S.'i.'in.OOO, and sales are still con¬ tinuing. According to Jack Schiff, there is every reason to believe that the Zionist District will reach the $000,000 mark in bond sales before the drive is over. KN(J1,1SH,IE\V1SH PRESS ASSOCIATION MEETS _ NEW VORK (JPS)—The Exe¬ cutive Cominitlee of the /Amer¬ ican Asso. of English-Jewish Newspaijers. which includes the 2:\ leading English-Jewish week¬ lies in .'\merica, will be in ses¬ sion in Detroit on Saturday eve¬ ning, .'une 2:i, and all day Sun- ilay, June '1\. at the Delroil-l.c land Hotel, according to Philip Siomovitz, editor of The Jew¬ ish News of Detroit. I'l'esident of the associailon. TINE IN ON "WE THE PEOPLE" pro(;r.a.m SVNDAV The "We The Peoiile" pro¬ gram Ibis Sunday. .Ume '.^-Ith froiu U)::.iO to 11 P. M, EWT, tllS Coast to Coasl Network, wilj iireseni the amazing siory tif Private First Class Al Cohen who, returning crippled from Europe, learned lo dance tigain at the stage door canteen. Pfc. ,Cohen and the girl who tianced with him will be interviewed. This information was received this week by Allan Tarshish, Chairman of Community Rela¬ lions Council of Jewish Com¬ munily Council of Columbus. CJER-MAN-LANifirAr.B .PROTESTS SHOWIN(! DEATH CAMP FILMS •ER Mrs. Schiffs Statomcnt In a statement lo the Chron¬ icle this week. Mrs. William Schiff, chairman of the "Wo¬ men's Division, and her co-chair¬ men, Mrs Simon Lazarus and Mrs. Robert Levy, declared: "The men, wcimen and the youth of our community must hand Uigether lo esUihUsh new standards of sacrifice and co¬ operation that will measure up to the crisis and challenge of the present hour. Only thru a new s[iirit of generosity- ^'an we liope lo meet these emergency needs. "Columhus Je\ush communily has accepted tbe clialienge through the annual I'nited .lew¬ ish Fund I)i'i\'e and delermined to raise the increased (piota lo meet Ihe calasirophe of \v;ir which has devastated .lewish life in almnsi every section of Europe. l-;\fr>' resource is lie¬ ing marshalled to meet (he c)-u- cial needs brought on iiy the gravest crisis modern civiliza¬ tion has known "We must regard ourselves a^ soldiers in,the battle for the democratic way of life, and we must a<'t with all the sense of oliligalion which such a posi¬ tion requires". I.a-/.al-us Pleased in commenting -upon the re¬ sults obUiined thus far in the KM.") effort. President. Snnon l.aziirus said;— "The ci.urse nf the current Cniled .lewish Fund campaign has been a sourco of great pride and .saiis]';iciion to our commun¬ ity. From the chairman, who has Infused the drive wilh a spirit of .sincere underslanding and sacrifice, to the m e n women and Junior workers in (he field, thei'e has been au al¬ most prophetic '/.eai lo accom¬ plish a imrpose. The smallest giver and the largest has evinc¬ ed a genuine desire lo siiare with the less fortunate of our people. The goal to some has seemed staggering and still re- mains to be raised, but the de¬ sire lo i'aise whatever sum is asked, is firmly implanted in the heiiris of every Columbus Jew". NEW VORK (JPS)—German- language newspapers in this country have embarked on a campaign protesting a hard haril peace for Germany, and are playing down accounts of German death camp alrocities. In New 'ifork, the Neue "Volks- zellung, in an editorial, con¬ demned the showing of movies of death camps. The paper calls on German-Americans to rally in support ot Germany, lest that country sink too low.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-06-22|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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