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2rO^ Serving Columbus, Dayton, Centrar and Southwestern Vol. 41, No. 42 FRIDAY, OCTOBER II. 1963 — 23 TISHRI, 5724 39 Devoted to Amfrisan •nd Jawlth Idodt ISRAEL BONO APPEAL ON HIGH HOLIDAYS EARNS $111,000 The High Holiday Israel Bond Ap¬ peals produced over $111,000 in Is¬ rael Bond sales, it was announced by Bernard R. Ruben, chairman of the Israel Bond Appeals for the High HoUdays. Ruben, in making this announce¬ ment said, "I want to thanic all the chairmen and worlcers of the Israel Bonds committee who were respons¬ ible tor the wonderful results we achieved. I also want to express my sincere thanlcs to those people who purchased State of Israel Bonds, for they are the ones who malce the future economic growth of Israel possible. I would IDce to urge those people who pledged on the High HoUdays to purchase their Bonds as soon as possible so that Israel will be able to use this money immedi¬ ately to promote her development projects." THE PRINCIPAL speaker on Yom Kippur for the Israel Bond Appeal was Willy Melczer. Melczer was followed by Abe Wolman, who also made an appeal. The principal speaker at Beth Jacob was Rabbi David Stavslcy, who was followed by Louis Levin, who made the appeal. ALVIN SCHOTTENSTEIN, chair¬ man of the Israel Bond Campaign for 1963 said, "This is a wonderful kick-off for our Israel Bond Cam¬ paign. With the continued help and support of our committee workers we look forward to a record year in Israel Bond sales." Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Society 5, 6, 7 Shopping Guide 8 Synagogues 8 Sports 9 Teen Sceine 11 B'NAI B'RITH PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN COLUMBUS Label Katz, prfe'si^ent of the International Order of B'nai B'rith, and a leading spokesman for the entire Jewish community on national and world affairs, is shown above as he ar¬ rived in Columbus, on Sunday, Oct. 6, for the Annual UJFC Dinner at Winding Hollow Country Club. Local B'nai B'rith and com¬ munity dignitaries who met Mr. Katz are (left to right): Seymour Gorchoff, regional director of the B'nai B'rlth Anti Defamation League; Herbert Scliiff, president of UJFC; Aluti Weiler, president of B'nai B'rlth Zion Lodge; William Kahn, past president of UJFC; Mrs. Paul Offenberg, president of Zion Chap¬ ter of B'nai B'rlth Women; and Mrs. Abe Green, president of Candlelight Chapter of B'nai B'rith Women. HEOREW UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR TO OPEN HILLEL FORUM SERIES SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Dr. Ernst Simon, professor of Education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will speak this Sunday evening, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Hillel Foundation, 46 E. 16th Ave. The topic of Dr. Simon's address will be "An Answer to Hannah Ar- endt — Jewish Spiritual Resistance to the Nazis:" Dr. Simon came to Israel In 1923 from Germany. He has be¬ come a world-known figure for his education aptivities, religious piiilosophy and political thought. He tine, and now, Israel. His political and religious activities have made him a figure of note and of frequent controversy. In this country. Dr. Simon has lieen a visiting professor of educa¬ tion at the Jewish Theological Semi¬ nary of America in New York, and in Jerusalem has been advisor and counselor to rabbinical students from the school, who are on a year's study program in Israel. I DR. SIMON has been the author has worked in close association and collaboration with Prof. Martin Buber. He returned to Nazi Ger¬ many tor a short period to help Prof. Buber in adult Jewish educa¬ tion. In Israel he has done pioneer¬ ing work in the fields of secondary and Wgher education. TOGETHER WITH Prof. Buber, Dr. Simon has been and still is ex¬ tremely active in efforts to estab- j lish a peaceful rapport between the I Jewish and Arab peoples of Pales The Faithful Jews Of Wakrool Editor's note: The following ar¬ ticle written by Gerald L. Zelizer, son of Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, spir¬ itual leader of Tifereth Israel Con¬ gregation, Is reprinted from the United Synagogue Review. Gerald is a senior at the Jewish Theologi¬ cal Seminary who plans to be or¬ dained In 19M, and has completed a year at the American Student Center in Jerusalem. by Gerald L. Zelizer The hill-jungle Indian village of Wakrool is a long way from the main stream of Indian Jewry whose center is 90 miles northwest in Bom¬ bay. Its mud paths are not lined with the lush tropical foiiaga which envelops the wide avenues of that cosmopolitan city. Its pour ciay- thatched huts a"re a world away from Bombay's Victorian architec¬ ture. The brassy breeva blowing from the Arabian Sea dwindles to a sheet of hot, heavy air by the time it has struggled oyer the hills and jungle. And Wakrool's Jewish inhabitants, three families and 30 souls strong, are desperately primi¬ tive compared to the worldly and sophisticated leaders .Of the 14,000 Bene Israel in Bombay. A strange place, I reflected as I trudged into the village dusk, for an American rabbinical student. I thought briefly of my .;omfortable dormitory quarters ac the Jewish Theological Seminiry and of Man¬ hattan's mammoth skybcrapers. Nothing in my experience had pre¬ pared me for Wakrool. SEVERAL DAYS EARLIER, I had officiated at Rosh Hasbonah services in a Bombay synagogue. My host Mr. Judah (Bene Israel are known by their given Hebrew names rather than by theh- Indian surnames) had mentioned that many Bene Israel stUl lived in out¬ lying villages where they clung to the customs and way of life long since discarded by the more urban Jews of Bombay. He offered to take me to the village between Rosh Ha¬ shanah and Yom Kippur. Wakrool lies high in mountainous jungle. Mr. Judah's 1936 blue Buick flew the familiar blue-ahd-white Star of David. Mr. Judah took a shotgun as protection against the panthers and bandits that roamed the hills. At one time, he said, he had hunted deer and panther ,in these mountains, but he was now proud that he had given up hunting when a rabbi admonished iiim that it contravened Jewish law. LUXURIANT vegetation strove with the dirt road for supremacy. Yellow-eyed black panthers darted in and out of the bushes. The Buick groped a slow path through the army of barefoot men, women and children with which the road teemed Late in the afternoon it bounced to rest at Mr. Judah's 'Summer home in the jungle near Wakrool. It could go no further along the road, still muddy from the monsoons, and we set out on foot to negotiate the last lap of our journey. Through the mud we trudged for almost half an hour, then caught sight of a faint glimmer of light through the trees. Soon we reached Wakrool's only kerosene lamp. By its Ught we saw the entire popula¬ tion, 30 Jews and 75 Hindus. THEY HAD TURNED out to wel¬ come me, and were obviously some¬ what awed by the Jewish "holy man" who had traveled all the way from fabled America to see them. Particularly to the Jews among them was I a unique figure: the first rabbi who had ever penetrated to their demote village. Both Hindus and Jews insisted on kissing my feet, and when, through my interpreter, I remonstrated, urging that this custom was defi¬ nitely not Jewish, I was unable to dissuade them. Their insistence made me realize the futility of t::y- ing to eradicate a Hindu practice which these Jtews had assimilated over centuries. THE GREETINGS over, we walk¬ ed up the main path of the village, preceded by the kerosene lamp which was kept close to me as a mark of respect. Large black water buffalo wandered lazily through the streets. Chickens and lambs strayed unchallenged into the huts. We reached a cluster of three huts on a knoll. On a baked clay porch, raised slightly above ground level, sat the village headman, an elderly, dark-skinned Bene Israel clad in white clout and tunic, his head covered with the simple angu¬ lar hat popularized by Nehru and affected by those who identify them¬ selves with his party. He extended his two hands, clasped the tips of my fingers between his, murmured "Shalom," and kissed his hands as he withdrew them. I sat down be¬ fore him. FLANKING MY HOST sat his brother and his cousin, both Wear¬ ing the typical Bene Israel white knit skullcap. The three men were the heads of the only Jewish fami¬ lies in the village. In the dim Ught beyond them crouched the women, huddling their children behind them. Each family had eight or nine children; in each family, two br three had died of typhoid or ma- (contlnutd on page 4) Dr. Ernst Simon and editor of many works in biog- rapliy, religious philosophy, educa¬ tion and poUtical thought. Dr. Hannah Arendt, author of "Eichmann in Jerusalem, A Report On The Banality Of Evil," has be¬ come a world authority on the mat¬ ter of totalitarianism. She is author of the clasic work, "The Origins Of Totalitarianism." Her recent book on the Eichmann trial was serial¬ ized in the "New Yorker" maga¬ zine. Reactions to her book were imipediate and furious. Almost every literary magazine In the country has reviewed her work. HANNAH ARENDT claimed in her book that although Eichmann was deserving of death, he was a figure of banality, a product more than a producer within the Nazi movement. She accused the leader¬ ship of European Jewry of passivity and even spineless submission and cooperation with the Nazis, and that without this cooperation the Nazi "final solution" to the Jewish question could not Have been car¬ ried out with such efficiency and success. Dr. Arendt, herself a product of the German Jewish community, has made a serious indictment. She has seriously criticized the trial itself. OTHER SPEAKERS in the Hillel Fall Forum Lecture Series ^e: Dr. David Spitz on the Multiple Revo¬ lution in Italy; Dr. Robert Bartels on his visit in the Soviet Union; Dr. Afred Jospe on the significance of Leo Baeck's work today; IDr. Mar¬ vin Fox on the Jewish approach to the Bible; and Rabbi Selwyn Rus¬ lander on the European Jewish community of 1963. All forums are open to the public. OCTOBER 14 MARKS BEGINNING OF 196H.A. RESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN The World's Week Compiled from JTA Reports IN .IERU8ALEM, travelers retur.ning from Rumania reported that worshipers going to the Bucharest synagogue found torn Torah scrolls, ripped prayer shaws and wnrecked benches. 'The iniormants also said that graves in the Jewish cemetery of Bucharest were desecrated. IN OTTAWA, a new era in Canadian-Israel trade re¬ lations was marked with the signing of a $2,500,000 contract for the sale of telephone equipment to Israel, the first such sale to be made by a Canadian firm under a Federally spon¬ sored credit loan arrangement to the Israeli Government. IN GRAZ, Austria, a court handed down a sentence of life imprisonment on Stefan Rojko, former assistant com¬ mandant of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, on war¬ time crimes charges. A jury found that Rojko had personal¬ ly murdered 26 Jewish inmates of the Nazi camp. IN liAPAYETTE, Ind., a rabbi told a gathering of lay and clerical educational leaders that. In view of the Supreme Court's ban on prayers, Bible reading and the recitation of the Lord's Prayer In public schools, some system must be worked out whereby school children will learn "about re¬ ligion as an aspect of truth in Western civilization." IN NEW YORK, the automobile Industry's official poli¬ cy of "equal employment opportunity" has failed to end the "serious under-titillzatlon" of Jews In white collar and administrative positions, Bernard Nath, chairman of the Civil Rights Committee of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, charged. IN TEI, AVIV, thousands of Israelis, including almost every Jewish immigrant from Denmark, attended the gala performance of the Copenhagen Male Choir at the Mann Auditorium. The concert was given in honor of a Danish delegation which arrived to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Denmark's heroic rescue of Danish Jewry during the Nazi occupation. In SYDNEY, Australia, use of a recently acquired Sephardic Torah Scroll, a gift of the Singapore Jewish community to the Jews of Canberra was one of the high¬ lights of New Year, Yom Kippur and Succoth services in the national capital. More than 100 worshipers, Including families from distant country areas, attended the services. IN CASABLANCA, Moroccan Information Minister M. Boutaler was scored by the Istiqlal opposition party news¬ papers Al Alam which charged that he had allocatedt,funds for the showing in Moroccan movie theatres of "David and Goliath." This film, the paper said, was a "Zionist film" and was included In the Arab League black list. The paper asked for an investigation and demanded that the film be ¦ banned. The United Appeal residential campaign for 1963 wiU begin Mon¬ day, Oct. 14. but Mrs. Arthur E. Loeb, 3040 Eibem Ave., residential chairman, has been working on the United Appeal drive since her ap¬ pointment was announced shortly after the first of the year. Mrs. Loeb, the mother of three children, Connie, 14; Betsy, 12; and Charles "Skipper," 9, is active in many other organizations. She is a board member of the Women's Committee of Brandeis University, treasurer of the Joseph Schonthal Cancer Ray, a board member of the Industrial District Nursing Associa¬ tion and also a member of the Na¬ tional Council of Jewish Women, ORT, and the Temple Israel Sister¬ hood. UNITED APPEAL campaigning is nothing new to Arlene Loeb. She has been an active worker for 16 years. She started out as a worker and has been active as a captain, a colonel, worked in special gifts and now is the residential chair¬ man. Her first campaign was short¬ ly after her marriage and she has had to plan her many other activ¬ ities around the campaign each year. Mrs. Loeb said, "I feel that the success of the United Appeal cam¬ paign is a community responsibil¬ ity. Each citizen must take part in the drive and take a major re¬ sponsibility in assuring the success of each year's campaign." NAMED FOR A JEW Aaronsburg, Pa., was the first town In the United States to have been named for a Jew. It was founded in 1786 by Aaron Levy, a pioneer real estate speculator in the sp^sely settled regions of Penn¬ sylvania. (JTA.) Shown above explaining to her children some of her many duties as residential chairman of the 1963 United Ap¬ peal campaign is Mrs. Arthur Loeb, Jr., 3040 Elbern Ave. They are (left to right): Charles "Skipper", Betsy, Mrs. Loeb and Connie.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1963-10-11|
|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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