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V, 21\^ Serving Columbus. Dayton. Centra) and Southwestei Vol. 41, No. 34 FRfDAY. AUGUST 23, 1963-3 ELUL, 5723 ».39 Devoted to Amerloan •nd Jewltn tdeeli BJ Synagogue Plans Sixth Annual REW The Beth Jacob Synagogue has announced plans for its Sixth Annual Religious Emphasis Week. This outstanding event, which is held each year during the days between Rosh Ha¬ shanah and Yom Kippur, gives the members of the congregation and the Columbus .Jewish Community an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally known rabbis and other dis¬ tinguished scholars discuss topics of great religious value. Rabbi David Stavsky of the Beth Jacob Congregation has 'iippointed Dr. Majmard Goldmeier Chairman of this year's Religious Emphasis Week Committee. The Committee, at its first meeting, chose "The Three M's of Judaism — Mikvah, Mechitzah and Muktzeh" as the theme of the coming sessions. IN INSTITUTING Religious Em¬ phasis Week six years ago. Rabbi Stavsky felt it was important, par¬ ticularly during the Days ot Re¬ pentance, when ail Jews are faced with the task of evaluating their past conduct with regard to their family, their fellowman and God, that they may gain ¦ a deeper un¬ derstanding of their obligations as Jews. Since its inception, many hun¬ dreds of people have attended the sessions and have heard such out¬ standing speakers as Rabbi Nor- Optometrists Attend Second Contact Lens Congress In Chicago Drs. Burton B. Berk and Burton M. Louis, Columbus optometrists, recently returned from Chicago where they attended the 2nd World Contact Lens Congress. They were two of more than 500 opthalmolo- gists, optometrists, cheinists and specialists on related subjects, to be present at the three-day global session. Delegates came from 40 states in the United States and 19 foreign countries. THE CONGRESS, an annual af fair and sponsored by the National Eye Research Foundation, featured papers, lectures, and the latest re¬ search reports and experiments on all phases of the contact lens pro¬ fession. Because of the wide variety of speakers, both foreign and do¬ mestic, all the lectures were simul¬ taneously translated into French, German, Japanese and Spanish by special IBM equipment and person¬ nel man Lamm; Dr. Samson Raphael Weiss, Executive Director of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congre¬ gation of America; Dr. Sidney Hoe- nig. Professor of Philosophy at Ye¬ shiva University; Rabbi Isaac Swift; Dr. Walter Wurtzburger, Edi¬ tor ot "Tradition"; and Abraham Carmel, a convert to Judaism. IN SELECTING the theme for REW the Beth Jacob committee felt that it had an obligation to provide interested members ot the community with an opportunity to study the less popular, although no less irnportant, observances of Ju¬ daism. Rabbi Stavsky told the group which met at Dr, Goldmeier's home, that the concepts which un¬ derlie the mitzvos, Mechitzah and Muktzeh are as relevant to the life of the 20th century Jew as the con¬ cepts which underlie the well- known mitzvah of tzedakah or charity. THE FIRST LECTURE will be held on Sunday evening, Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m. at the Synagogue, and this will be followed by sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes¬ day evenings. The Tuesday eve¬ ning program will be specifically for the teen-agers of the communi¬ ty. The Beth Jacob Sisterhood will sponsor a luncheon program on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and will also serve refreshments at the conclusion of each of the evening sessions. THE REW COMMITTEE and Rabbi Stavsky are making final arrangements for speakers for each of the programs, and these will be announced shortly. The REW Committee consists of Dr. Maynard Goldmeier, Chairman; Mrs. William Bless, Bernard Ger¬ son, Richard Goldgraben, Mrs. Irv¬ ing Gutter, Mrs. Milton J. Leeman. Nate Lessem, Mrs. Henry Lewin, Al Shames, Marty Schecter, Hal Tannenbaum, Dr. Charles Young, Julius Weintraub and Joe Nichols. Prime Minister Tells Syrians, Egyptians Not To Make Threats TEL AVTV (".JTA) — Premier Levi Eshkol issued a stiff warning to Syrian and Egyptian leaders "to thinl< twice before uttering threats against Israel." The warn¬ ing was the second by the Prime Minister in 24 hours, following a threat by President Nasser of Egypt that the time had come to "wipe out the stain" of Egypt's defeat by Israel in 1948. THE SECOND warning was con¬ tained in an address to paratroop officers on Paratroop Day. The Premier made it plain that, while Israel did not desire bloodshed, "our neighbors in the north (Syria) should entertain no hopes that Israel will remain quiet in the face of their aggressions only because Israel does not hurry in its reactions." In his first warning, the Prime Minister addressed himself to the Egyptian President, urging Nas¬ ser to be careful in any moves because "Israel is not unprepar¬ ed." Speaking at a Mapai munici¬ pal rally in Beersheba, he said that Nasser had shown "his true face" ih making bellicose speeches against Israel. Until recently, the Premier noted, Nasser had been talking about peace. "WE MUST continuously strengthen Israel in the face of the declared danger from Egypt," Mr. Eshkol said, adding that he had no intention of competing with the Egyptian leader in speechmaking. He then quoted King Ahab's answer to Syrian King Ben Hadad from I Kings: "Let him who girds himself for war not boast as he who ungirds himself" after vic¬ tory. Ohio Region Rabbis To Hold Conference At Tifereth Israel The Ohio Region of the Rabbini¬ cal Assembly will meet at Temple Tifereth Israel on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., for the purpose of discussing current problems related to the synagogue and the community. The Rabbinical Assembly is the body of conservative rabbis in the United States and Canada. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, spiritual leader of the congregation will host the meeting. Luncheon will hi served by the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood. Conservative rabbis from every city in Ohio wili par¬ ticipate in this one-day conference. 3 Nazis Sentenced To Death In Russia LONDON (JTA) — Three Nazi war criminals were sentenced to death, and a fourth to 15 years' imprisonment at hard labor, after conviction by a Soviet court on charges of killing Jews and Rus¬ sians in the J^azi-occupied Mogilev district during World War II, it was reported from Moscow. The defendants were charged with deporting to death camps or personally kiUing 1,000 Russians and about 800 Jews, Those given 'he death sentence were identified as B, Zhuk, V. Krizei and A. Se- meshko. F. Gulgale was given the prison sentence. Chairman Says Senate Hearing Clears Jewish Agency Program NEW YORK (JTA) — Dr. Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Jewish Agency-American Section, issued a statement in response to requests for comment on the recent investigation and public hearing into Jewish Agency-American Section affairs, conducted by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, headed by Sen. J. W, Fulbright, The hearing took place in Wash¬ ington during Dr, Neumann's absence, while he was visiting Israel. Dr. Neumann stated: "In the first place, it should be clear that the Jewish Agency was called upon to testify, along with many other organizations and in¬ dividuals who are registered with the Department of Justice, be cause they represent foreign prin cipals. The purpose of such hear¬ ings, as stated officially, was to help the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to decide whether the operation of the law adopted in 1938 is satisfactory, or whether any amendments should be recommended. DUOUESNE BUYS ISRAEL BONDS Duquesne University, oldest Catholic university In Penn¬ sylvania, recently purchased $25,000 In State ot Israel Bonds, Shown discussing the purchase are Reverend Henry J, Mc- Anulty (left), president of the university, and Judge Samuel A, Weiss, of the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas, an alum¬ nus of Duquesne and a member of the Pittsburgh Israel Bond Board of Governors, who was Instrumental In arrang¬ ing the purchase. Jacob Wolk Is general chairman of the Pittsburgh Committee for Israel B.onds. Chronicling The News Editorial . 2 Shopping Guide 4 Synagogues 4 Sports 5, 8 Society 6 Teen Scene 7 ^entertainment 8 "Sen. Fulbright has been ob¬ viously within his rights in con¬ ducting an inquiry into the opera¬ tions of the Jewish Agency and other pro-Israel organizations, though I do not profess to know the precise reasons that have prompted this intensive study ot our affairs. "Nor can I assess the boasts of certain notoriously hostile elements claiming credit for directing the attention of official agencies to 'the Zionist conspiracy' — part of their repeated attempts to discourage pro-Israel efforts in the U.S. These pathetic attempts are most certainly doomed to failure. Our movement has encountered more formidable adversaries in the past and emerged triumphant. "Any official inquiry can easily be sensationalized in headlines. What is most important, however, Is the fact that a prolonged and meticulous examination has turn¬ ed up absolutely nothing damaging to the status of the Jewish Agency. On the contrary, it has served to explode some malicious myths and to dispose of misrepresentation propagated by fanatical opponents. "THE HEARINGS have also documented the historic role which the Jewish Agency and other pro- Israel organizations have played in the rescue of Jewish refugees, to the development of Israel and support for her legitimate rights and interests. Sen. Fulbright him¬ self took occasion to compliment the Jewish Agency on its great achievements and to state repeat¬ edly that that there was 'no wrong doing' — either illegal or improper in its activities. "The only issue that developed concerns a technical question: Whether reports filed by the Jew¬ ish Agency periodically, in accord¬ ance with legal requirements, were in every instance sufficiently detailed. We have every reason to be proud ot the record. It is a vindication ot our program. "WE ARE QUITE confident that the devoted friends ot Israel in tliis country. Christians and Jews, Zionists and non-Zionists alike, will not be deterred from continuing to give their moral and material sup¬ port to a cause dear to their hearts and sanctioned t)y the overwhelm¬ ing majority ot the American people. "Speaking for the American Sec¬ tion of the Jewish Agency, and American Zionist groups whose close cooperation we have always enjoyed, I have this to add: Con¬ sistent with out devotion to the national intevest, we will pursue our efforts on behalf of Zionism and the State of Israel as vigorous¬ ly and effectively in the future as in the past. We will continue to do so by all proper and legitimate means available to free men in a free society, and in full compli¬ ance with all legal and techtiical requirements," ENROLLS 406 IN B'NAI B'RITH WASHINGTON — David J, Young, of (^ncinnati (cen¬ ter), an attorney who enrolled 406 B'nai B'rith members — a record number — to win the organization's annual mem¬ bership contest, receives congratulations from Label A, Katz, president of B'nai B'rith (left), and Dr. William Wex- ler, of Savannah, chairman of its Membership Cabinet. Young won a trip for two to Paris. A new campaign, focused on the organization's 120th aniversary year, begins in Oc¬ tober with a goal of 50,000 members. TheWorld'sWeek CompIUd from JTA RspoHi IN PITTSBURGH, four American Nazi Party mem¬ bers, wearing swastikas on their military-type uniforms, were arrested and held on $100 bail each, when they began distributing anti-Negro leaflets. Each said he was from Arlington, Va., where the American Nazi Party has its headquarters. They were arrested under a city ordinanpe barring .the distribution of literature liable to aggravate race relations. IN JERUSALEM, the Israel Cabinet decided at its regular meeting that the hotly disputed issue of a second kitchen on the luxury liner SS Shalom for the preparation of non-kosher food, w is an issue of economics and not of religion, and left the decision to the liner's owners, the Zim-Shohflm Line. IN CAMDEN, NJ., the Roman Catholic Ecumenical Council has been called" upon by a prominent Catholic to condemn anti-Semitism at its session scheduled to recon¬ vene in Rome next month. The call -was issued by the Rev. Msgr. Salvatore J. Adam6, executive editor of the Catholic Star Herald, official organ of the Camden Diocese, which embraces all of southern New Jersey. IN BRUSSELS, former anti-Nazi resistance fighters strongly protested the prospect that war criminals will escape trial through statutes of limitations which will be¬ come effective in Belgium and France on May 8, 1965. IN TKL AVIV, Gen. Joseph Mobuto, commander of the army of the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldviile), arrived for an official visit to Israel, during which he will Inspect the 212 Congoleses soldiers now being trained in Israel as paratroopers. Explaining why. he had chosen Israel as the'* training site for his paratroopers, the General said simply "because of the good name of the Israeli Army." IN JERUSALEM, Israeli officials indicated a belief that the next session of the United Nations General As¬ sembly, which opens Sept. 17, will seek to exploit the cur¬ rent relaxation of East-West tensions and the new inter¬ national spirit of the three-power nuclear test ban pact, to pierce the deadlock on the Israel-Arab dispute. IN TEL AVIV, a group of about 600 immigrants from Latin America, most of them from Argentina, arrived In Israel, and were transferred immediately to homes prepar¬ ed for them in various parts of the country. IN LONDON, the Bulgarian government has awarded Jewish woman physician its highest order of achievement in medicine and social welfare, and has grfven a Jewish violinist a gold medal for the arts. IN JERUSALEM, Brother Daniel, the Jewish - born, Catholic Carmelite monk who sought Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return, but was rebuffed last year by the Israel Supreme Court, has been granted Israeli citizenship through ordinary naturalization procedures, the Interior Ministry announced.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1963-08-23|
|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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