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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION ^A«J, __^^:^L Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio ^f^ Vol. 39. No. 33 FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1961 •i American lih Idaali SAM LEVINSON WILL HIGHLIGHT PROGRAM FOR TORAH AGAOEMY On Sunday, October 29, the Co¬ lumbus Torah Academy will pre¬ sent Sam Levinson who will hlgh- ligrht the program at the Acade- | my's first Scholarship Dinner, which is to take place at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Deshler Hilton Hotel. Harry Gilbert, who la president and founder of the Torah Acade¬ my, will be honored on this oc¬ casion for his devoted and dedi¬ cated work on behalf of the school and the type of education it pro¬ vides for Columbus children. A musical program by Cantor Mich¬ aelson of ClevelaJid will complete the evening's festivities. Tickets for this gold and silver donor dinner have been distribut¬ ed and may be obtained from any of the following membera of the dinner committee: Leon Schotten¬ steln, Jerome Schottenstein, Cal¬ vin Schottenstein, Harold Schot¬ tenstein, Alvin Schottenstein, Dr. Marvin Fox, Dr. Charles Young and Murray Greenberg. Others who have tickets for sale are Ber¬ nard Rubin, Phillip Gurwin, Mit¬ chell Cohen, Mrs. Joseph Schec¬ ter, Abe Wolman, Max Zlskind, Simon Handler, Bernard Kanter, Dr. B. W. Abramson, Richard So¬ love, Pearson Press, Sol Rising, Ted Greene, Joe Modes, Lou Gold¬ farb'and David Schwartz. Pearson Press and FUchard So¬ love are co-chairmen of the din¬ ner. They urge all members ot the community to obtain tickets now. Anti-Semitic Hoax Is Perpeuc.1 d By Cincy Enquirer Through Error Sam Levinson CINCINNATI, 'JTA) - A vicious anti-Semitic hoax vms brought to light by thc Jewish Community Relations Committee after tho mflucntial daily newspaper, the Cincinnati Enc|ulrcr, unwittingly re¬ printed the hoax^ which is obviously gearcc' for use by haters of Jews. Negroes and all who believe in racial and religious equality. As a result of the facts brought out by the JCRC, the Cincinnati Enquirer published an editorial retraction, expressing its regret for ' making use of an erroneous piece "Gift of Love" Party Planned By B'nai B'rith Women Referendum vote or not, B'nai B'rith Women of Zlon Chapter are plqinnlng to give you a chance to put your sales tax stamps to good use before they become worthless. On Wednesday evening, Sep¬ tember 27, at the Jewish Center, the annual Sales Tax Affair of B'nai B'rith Women will be held. Proceeds of this affair, as for the past 20 years, will be used to pro¬ vide a "Gift of 'Love" for the Chil¬ dren's Home in Israel, the only refuge of ita kind tor maladjusted children. That same week, in Is¬ rael, at Ba'it V'Gan, in the su¬ burbs of Jerusalem, dedication ceremonies will be held, for the new building now being erected there, which will increase im¬ measurably the faeilitles of the Children's Home. A Dedication Tour la being sponsored by B'nai B'rith Women nationally, for a,ny- one who wishes to attend these ceremonies. The Tour will leave New York by Jet on El Al Israel Airlines on September 28, and in¬ cludes the Grand Tour of Israel and Europe, or presents the Var¬ iation Tour for those who have al¬ ready visited Italy, Paris and London, and includes Majorca and Spain. These all-expense paid tours are very reasonable, the Grand Tour price being $998.00, the Var¬ iation Tour listed at $1083.00 per person, and they are real bar¬ gains, in travel and excitement of¬ fered. Both tours include two full weeks of travel in Israel, with guided visits to places of Interest there, and will conclude on Octo¬ ber 25. For further Information on the Children's Home Dedication Tours sponsored by B'nai B'rith Wom¬ en, contact Mrs. Harry Schwartz, BB. 1-7385, or Mrs. J. D. Schec¬ ter, BE. 1-5000. Mrs Robert Bender, president, and Mrs. Milton Pinsky and Mrs. Eugene Hameroff, co-chairmen of Children's Home for Zion Chap¬ ter, promise it will be worth your while, and the best investment you can make, for your aalea tax TEMPLE HOLOS LAST SERVICE AT CENTER Sabbath services, Aug. 18 and 19. will mark the final services to be conducted by Tifereth I.trael Con¬ gregation at the Jewish Center. Rabbi Nathan Zeiizer and Harold Jayo will conduct the services. The Bar Mitzvah of Robert Mark Mandelkom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mandelkom, 2745 Fioribunda Dr., will be celebrated. A Kiddush will follow the service on Saturday morning. Robert will chant the Kiddush at Friday eve¬ ning services. On Friday evening, Aug. 2.'i, congregants will return to the Temple for Sabbath services to be conducted in the Minnie Cobey Memorial Library. The nowly ex¬ panded Sanctuary will be ready for High Holy Day Services. The officers and members of Temple Tifereth Israel express their sincere gratitude to tho ad¬ ministration of thc Jewish Center for their hospitality throughout the summer months. of Information." The hoax con¬ sists of a statement purportedly printed in a book, allegedly pub¬ lished in 1912, entitled "A Racial Program for tho Twentieth Cen¬ tury." The author of the book was said to have been "an English Communist, Israel Cohen." THE ENQUIRER here has now aummarized its retraction in an editorial wh'ch it entitled "No Book, No Author." The non¬ existent "book" by the fictitious Israel Cohen had allegedly includ¬ ed these quotations: "We must realize our party's most powerful weapon is racial tension. In America, we will aim for a subtle victory. While in¬ flaming the Negro minority against thc whites, we will en¬ deavor to instill In the whites a guilt complex for their exploita; tion of the Negroes, and begin a process which will deliver Ameri¬ ca to our cause." DECLARING THE VERY exis¬ tence of the book, its alleged au¬ thor, and the quotation, "a piece of journalistic fakcry," the JCRC said "the hoax was clearly calcu¬ lated to revive the old 'Commun- ist-jcwish plot' libel, long used by enemies of Arnerican democ¬ racy." A history of thc development of the hoax, and of efforts to per¬ petuate it, was developed by the JCRC, many of the facts having been obtained from The Wash¬ ington Star which had printed the story in Maroh. 1957 — and rc-tracted the report, calling it "a hoax," nearly a year later. The Star had based its retraction on its own extensive reaearch, after the fake report had been analyzed by Herman Edelabei-g, director of the Washington office of the Anti- Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Mr. IDdelsberg pointed out that: I) THERE IS NO RECORD of a Communist leader, philosopher or pamphleteer by the name of Israel Cohen, in England or else¬ where; 2) No book or pamphlet entitled "A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century" is known to the Library of Congress, the British Museum or the National Union Catalogue which sum¬ marizes the holdings of 800 Hbr- aries in the United States; 3) No United States Executive or Con¬ gressional agency concerned with combatting Communism, all of which have extensive biographical and bibliographical data, have a record of an alleged Communst writer known as Israel Cohen; 4) The term "Communist Party" could not have been used by any Communist writer in 1912, since thc term was not coined until 1917, when it was first used by the founder of the Russian Com¬ munist Party, Nlcholailenln. The Washington Star did estab¬ lish, by contacting Israel Cohen, a well-known Anglo-Jewish writer living in London, that the real Mr. Cohen had never written such a book. The real Israel Cohen was general secretary of the World Zionist Organization from 1922 to 1939, and is the author of at least two dozen books, not one of which deals with Communism. Among Mr. Cohen's works are a history of Zionism, travel books, and books dealing with the contemp¬ orary Jewish affairs based on his broad experiences in Jewish work dating "back to 1909, when he was secretary of the British Zionist Federation. THE WASHINGTON STAR stated editorially, after tracing the hoax: "Certainly one Innocent victim of this fraud has been Is¬ rael Oohen, of L,ondon, a journal¬ ist and writer of excellent reputa¬ tion, whose name seems to have been gratuitously exploited as part of the fabrication." According to the JCRC and The Washington Star, the hoax was first made public in a letter to the Star by R. A. Hester, then chair¬ man of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Petition Committee, Inc. Later, the Hester letter was Inserted in the Con¬ gressional Record by Rep. Thomas Abernethy, of Mississippi. When the Star asked Mr. Hester to give the source of thc alleged quota¬ tion, the newspaper reported, Mr. Hester "said he had read it in some newspaper, but could not re¬ member which one." Mapai Party Drops Six Seats In Knesset Vote COOL AT THE POOL Membership chairmen of the four local Hadassah groups gather poolside at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Katz to discuss plans for the membership drive during Hadassah's forth¬ coming Golden Jubilee Year. Seated, left to right, are the Mes¬ dames Milton Leviton, Mitzvah; Jesse Shapiro, Chapter; Bon Goodman, Chai; iind Richard Goidgraber, Zion. Standing is Mrs, Louis Adelman, Mitzvah. Hadassah Preparing For Golden Jubilee Hadassah Convention To Be Hehl In Denver The 47th Annual Convention of Hadassah will be held at the beau¬ tiful Denver Hilton Hotel, Denver, Colorado, August 20-23. The following delegates from the various Columbus groups will attend: Mrs. Norbert Kruger, Mrs. Malcolm Robbins, Mrs. Samuel Subow, Mrs. Harold Edelsteln, Mrs. J. Nathan Polster and Mrs. Abe Seff. Highlights of the convention fare are speeches by Hon. Ogden Reid, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Dr. Kalman J. Mann, Di¬ rector General of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel; Prof. John P. Roche, head of the Political Department of Brandeis University; Ambassador Michael Comay, permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations; for the Banquet, Rabbi Jacob Welnsteln of Chicago and Avra¬ ham Harman, Ambassador from Israel to the United States. Also on the agenda is a magni¬ ficent film of moving day of the temporary hospitals to the new medical center, with many other intresting and exciting events. At Chronicle press time Premier David Ben Gurion's IVtapai party haa apparently lost 6 seats in Israel's Fifth Kncflset. JERUSALEM (JTA) In Israel's national election the Mapai party polled an estimated 34.1 per cent of the vote to hold 41 seats against 47 in the last parliament. In thc previous national election held in 1956, Mapai polled 38.2 per cent of the total vote. THE IJBERAL PARTY, con¬ testing an election for the first time as a merger of the General Zionist and Progressive parties, won 13.6 per cent of the vote and will have 16 or 17 seats in the new Knesset. The two parties had 14 seats in the old chamber. Tlie Herut party, with 13.4 per cent of the vote, stood to hold its 17 seats or face the possible loss of one. The National Relig¬ ious party, with 9.9 per cent of the vote, retained Its 12 seats. The Mapam party increased its vote fractionally to 7.7 per cent and was assured of holding its 9 seats or possibly gaining one. THE ASHDUT AVODAH party likewise scored a fractional in¬ crease in its share of the vote, obtaining 6.4 per cent to hold its 7 seats. The Agudah and Poalel Agudah parties increased thoir share of the vote to 5.8 per cent and will fill 7 scats in the new Knesset as against 6 in the last Knesset. The Communists scored heavily in the Arab areas. They increased their share of the vote from 2.8 por cent to 4.3 per cent, increas¬ ing the number of their seats from 3 to 5. This increase was appar¬ ently at the expense of the Mapai affiliated Arab parties who had 5 seats in thc last Knesset. Returns have not as yet indicated the fate of the other three seats formerly held by these parties. Council Women Will Aid At Hobby Show Membership committees of the four local Hadassah groups met recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Katz to discuss their forthcoming membership drives. With Mrs. Katz serving as hos¬ tess, thc group was treated to a refreshing morning swim in the Katz pool. This was followed by conferences on the membership campaign for Hadassah's Golden Jubilee Year. During the past 50 years the phenomenal membership growth of this organization has been a contributing factor to its standard bearing service to the people of (contli,u.d on pag. 4)'latael. Starting with a group of 12, Hadassah has grown to be¬ come tlie largest Jewisli women's organization in the United Statea, boasting a membership of over 300,000. It is the largest single Zionist organization in the world. Three new groups have been formed in Columbus during the past year and this will be their first opportimity to work aa sep¬ arate groups but co-ordinated with the chapter. "This Year is Your Golden Op¬ portunity to Help Hadassah Grow" has been selected as the theme for this year's membership drive. Eichmann Trial Ends JERUSALEM. (JTA) — The trial of Adolf Eichmann. who is accused of crimes against the Jewish people and against hu¬ manity in the annihilation of 6,- 000,000 Jews in Europe, concluded —about four months ^ince it open¬ ed, on April 11. President Justice Moshe Landau, In adjourning the court, indicated that the verdict will be issued In November. The trial ended following a summation of the defense by Dr. Robert Servatius, Eichmann's at¬ torney. In his summation, the West German attorney argued that Eichmann had committed no crime against the Jewish people, because there was no Jewish peo¬ ple a tthe time Bichmanh headed the Gestapo's department for Jewish affairs. Mrs. A. L. Greenspun, chairman of Golden Age Hobby Show, an¬ nounces that the Council of Jew¬ ish Women will play an Important role in thla 13th annual exhibition on September 16 through the 17. Mrs. Greenspun, who Is a mem¬ ber of the Council board, will be assisted by the following C!ouncil members: Meadames Sol Eiaen- man, Joaeph Engelman, Bernard Feltlinger. Max Friedman, Earl Green, Allen Gunderahelmer, Jr., Ben Kahn, Norbert Kruger, Ber¬ nard Mentser, Lawrence Polater, Leonard Quinn, John Ressler, David Roth, Ted Schmidt, Ber¬ nard Yenkin and Mlsa Helen Nu¬ tis. THE HOBBY SHOW is spon¬ sored by the Columbus Citizen- Journal and the Columbus Recre¬ ation Department. It will be houa- ed at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 480 E. Broad. Participating as usual will be the Golden Age Club at the Jew¬ ish Center, which is sponsored by the Council in association with the Center. Last year the Golden Agers had 14 exhibitors. Twelve of them won prizes. ANY PERSON 60 yeara of age or over ia eligible to enter. There ¦is no entry fee. Exhibits may in¬ clude any non-perishable articles which have not been exhibited in a previous show. They must be clean and in good condition. Any type of collection or part of a collection which has not been previously shown may also be ex¬ hibited. The hobby show will be open to the public free of charge Friday, September 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Sep¬ tember 16 and 17, from noon until 5 p.m. DEAOLINES CHANGED FOR RAR MITZVAHS After serious consideration and ample discussion with a cross section of our rettdeirs, the Chronicle has decided up¬ on tho following policy in re¬ gard to notice^ to the com¬ munity concerning Ijar mitz¬ vah celebrations. Hereafter pictures and copy sulnnitted to Uie Olu-oniolo wiii bo printed on tho social page three we«lts (irior to the bar mltzvaii date. The story win then be repeated two Is¬ sues before the event and a final notice will l>e listed in the Synagogue Section the Friday of the l>ar mitzvah. Therefore pictures and in¬ formation should be submit¬ ted tu the Chronicle at least tho fourth FVlday l>efore the l>ar mitzvah date.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-08-18|
|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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