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''3,i;: EOMCLE Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio \V?/\R Vol. 42, No. 38 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER II, 1964 5 .TISHREI. 5725 3» Davotad to Amariuh «nd Jawlth Idaali Day of Atonment Has Eternal Appeal By. Dr. Helen Hirsch "For on this day shall atonement be made for you to cleanse you" (Leviticus 18:30), The uniqueness of our monotheistic religion has, from its very inception, stressed good behavior more than purely ritua¬ listic sacrifices. The Prophet Micah (0:7) asks doubtfully: "Will the Lord be pleased with thousands ot rams?" thus pointing to the greater importance of spiritual sacrifices. A significant though less fa miliar name for the Day of Atonement is Yom Ha-Kodosh meaning "The Holy Day." The truly astonishing appeal of this holiest day, the overcrowded houses of worship throughout the world, the severe sacrifice of all earthly pleasures for one long day, prove clearly in our modern life of drab iRWA SCANDAL IS REVEALED! 100,000 ILLEGALLY ON UST United Nations (WUP) — What Israel has charged for a number of years, namely, that thousands of UNRWA rations are being distri¬ buted illegally among the Arab refugees, has now been confirmed by the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Dr. Laurence Michel¬ more, it was disclosed here. In a report ffigrn Beirut, a spokes¬ man for UNRWA declared that the Agency had discovered that it has been distributing food and rations to 100,000 Palestinian refugees who had either died, been absent from the camps or were earning a good livlihood. Referring to the Arab manipula¬ tions as "notorious abuses," the spokesman stated that Dr. Michel¬ more has institoted an investigation with the view to revise the entire relief rolls. The 100,000 illegal names would be cancelled immed¬ iately. Involved in the UNRWA scandal are some UNRWA officials whose guilt is bound to create changes in the whole Agency set up. reality, the rediscovery of man of a latent, deeply religious feeling; tor down in man's heart, there slumbers an eternal yearning for the wonderful world of the spirit. By nature, mortal man is a mys¬ tic. The rigorous laws govern the Day of Atonement awake tremb¬ ling awe and a solid core of re¬ ligious feelings which prepare us to meet our Creator. "Prepare to meet thy God, 0 Israel" thunders the Prophet Amos (4:13). The millennia-old prayers, the somber mood of worship, take the worshippers back to the earliest times of our people and of the en¬ tire human race. Thus Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year with its pow¬ erful, eternal appeal, sternly re¬ minds us that true religion can be understood only as an awe- inspiring experience of the Divine in our inmost heart, for in the~i lies "the judge" as well as "the actions to be judged." The solemn worship grants the human soul the imique opportun¬ ity to be alone with its Creator and brings mortal raaft nearer to God to try to understand His ways. Thus, the most sacred of days utters the sublimest voice of an ethical religion. No other nation, ancient or modern, has ceremonies and rituals approaching those'of Yom Kippur in religious depth; a day of purification and of turning away from sin for which forgive¬ ness is granted through the grace of a merciful God who holds true penitence in high esteem. Thus, Yom Kippur has t)ecome an eternal symbol of true repent¬ ance and its man-redeeming re¬ wards. Louis Stern Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman YOUNG LEADERSfflP CONFERENCE Those attending the Young Leadership Conference at the Christopher Inn on Sept. 12 and 13 will hear Mr. Louis Stern, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Fiinds and Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, executive vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Anyone inter¬ ested in further information on this conference, the first jointly sponsored by these two organizations, may contact Mr. Bernard Yenkin, conference co-ordinator, at CL. 3-5518 or BE. 5-0'167. Registrations are still being accepted. Mr. Stern will discuss "The Responsibility of the Young Leader in the Jewish Community." Rabbi Friedman will speak on "The UJA in the Perspective of Modern Jewish History." Chronicling The News Editorial .¦. . . 2 Society 6, 7 Shopping Guide 8 Synagogues 8 Sports 9, 10 Real Estate 11 Teen Scene 11 DIVORCE SUBJECT OF FINAL REW TALK Dr. Maynard Goldmeier, chair¬ man of the Religious Emphasis Week program at the Beth Jacob Synagogue announced that the R.E.W. closing lecture will .be pre¬ sented Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8:30 p.m. The guest lecturer is Dr. Eliezer Berkovitz who will speak on the subject of "G'rushin," the prob¬ lems that lead to divorce in Amer¬ ican Jewish families. Dr. Berkovitz is the author of "God, Man and History." a Jewish interpretation of philosophical prob¬ lems facing mankind. He is the head of the department of philoso¬ phy at the Hebrew College at Sko¬ kie, 111. At 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept.. 13, the Talis and Tiphilin Club for teenagers will meet with Rabbi David Stavsky, Youth Chairman, Richard Goldgraben and Youth Advisor, Dr. Allan Schulman to analyze, and discu.ss the film "Re¬ bellion," which portrays the inner conflicts of teenagers. STRAVINSKY DEDICATES CANTATA Noted Maestro Igor Stravinsky chats with his repre¬ sentative in the United States, Lillian Libman, a(id a repre¬ sentative of the Israel Government Tourist Office, Laurence J. Pett, at Kennedy International Airport after his return from Israel where he introduced his "Abraham and Isaac" cantata, specially commissioned for the Israel Festival of 1964, The 82-year-old composer, whose works are world re¬ nowned, said he dedicated his new work to the people of Israel. HIGH HOLIDAYS ON TV'S'ETERNAL UGH? A .special "Eternal Light" pro¬ gram marking the Jewish High Holy Days under the title "Con versation with Rabbi Louis Finkel slein." will be telecast on TV 4, WLW e, Sunday. Sept. 13, at 12 noon. Rabbi Finkelstein, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, wil! be interviewed by Mr. Edward Stanley Dlri-ctor of Public Affairs for NBC. Thejr dis c-ussion will deal wilh the challenge to the posture of American moral¬ ity. The pi'ograin is produced by the National Broadcasting Company in cooperation with the Jewish Theolo¬ gical Seminary in Ameiica. ANNUAL SUCCOS TEA COMMITTEE WOMEN ARE ANNOUNCED The Auxiliary of Hisritage House, the Columbus Jewish Home for the Aged, will hold its annual meet¬ ing and Succos tea, at 1151 College Ave., Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Members of the planning com¬ mittee are: Mrs. Sol Shaman, chairman; Mrs. Michael Abrams, Mrs. Joseph Cohen,IMrs. Allen Gundersheimer, Sr.,.^rs. Harry Krakoff. Mrs. Jule Mark, Mrs. Morris Paine, Mrs. Jack Resler, Mrs. Joseph Schechter, Mrs. Wil¬ liam Schiff, Mrs. Herman Seff, and Mrs. Joseph Zox. The following women are sub- coinmittee chairmen for this event: invitations, Mrs. Jule Mark; host¬ esses. Mrs. William Schiff and Mrs. Allen Gundersheimer, Sr.; physical ararngements, Mrs. Jos¬ eph Cohen; rejreshments and dec¬ orations, Mrs. Morris Paine and Mrs. Michael Abrams; telephone, Mrs. Harry Krakoff and Mrs. Jos¬ eph Zox; and publicity, Mrs. Her¬ man Seff. HIGH HOLIDAY BOND DRIVE UNDER WAY The importance of Israel Bonds in the economic growth of Israel was emphasized today by Alvin E. Shottenstein, chairman of the High Holiday pi'ogi-am for Israel Bonds in Columbus. Under Mr. Schotten- stein.'s leadership, the synagogues of Columbus are conducting a spe¬ cial Israel Bond effort as part of their observance of the High Holi¬ days. Mr. Schottenstein expressed the hope that this year's High Holiday program will give major impetus lo the effort for Israel Bonds dur¬ ing 1964. The nationwide goal for the drive is $85,000,000, he said. Mr. Schotlcnsteln stated: "As we enter the High Holidays we must l(X)k to the future, to the New Year, to the years to come after that. Wo must pledge ourselves to the cause of Israel and her heroic pioneers, and remind ourselves of the rich heritage we share. As we continue to identify ourselves with Israel through participation iu the High Holiday Israel Bond effort, we will strengthen the ties that unite us with our people and its sacred traditions." New Catholic Schema Greatly Diluted New York, (JTA) — A draft declaration on the relations of the Catholic Church to the Jewish people, jirepared for the next session of the Ecumenical Council, was disclosed here this week as stressing the goal of converting Jews to Catholicism. The draft, of undoubted authenticity, was distributed a month ago to the Council fathers who \vill assemble for the third .session in the Vatican starting Sept. 14. A study of the text of the "secret" and "confi¬ dential" document confirmed ear¬ lier reports that unequivocal abso¬ lution of the Jewish people of the crime of deicide had been sub¬ stantially diluted from reported earlier versions. Such absolutiorts had been urged at the Council's second session by the Secretariat for the Promotion of Christian Un¬ ity by its president, Augustin Car¬ dinal Bea. Deep concern over the new ver¬ sion was expressed by Morris B. Abram, president of the American Jewish Committee, in a statement in which he said the Committee "read with considerable anxiety what purports to be a confidential version of the Catholic church's declaration on Catholic- Jewish re¬ lations." The clause on conversion, as quoted in the unofficial translation from the original Latin, reads: "It is also worth remembering that the union of the Jewish people with the Church is a part of the Christian hope. Accordingly, and following the teachings of Apostle Paul, the Church expects in unshakable faith and with ardent desire the entrance of that people (the Jews) into the fullness of the people of God es¬ tablished by Christ." The text of the new version con¬ tinues that "Everyone should be careful, therefore, not to expose the Jewish people as a rejected na¬ tion." The sole reference to the Jews and Crucifixion is in the following statement: "Equally, all should be on their guard not to impute to the Jews of our time that which was perpetrated in the Passion of Christ." The new version reiterates the earlier emphasis on the historic ties between Jews and Christians, re¬ ferring again to all Christians as being "sons of Abraham by faith." It then proceeds to a stern denun¬ ciation, of anti-Semitism with the foUowing statement: "Since such is the inheritance ac¬ cepted by Christians from the Jew^, this Holy Council is resolved Ex¬ pressly to further and to recom¬ mend reciprocal understanding and appreciation, to be obtained by theological study and fraternal dis¬ cussion, and, beyond that inasmuch as it severely disapproves of any wrong inflicted upon men where¬ soever, it equally deplores and con¬ demns hatred and maltreatment of Jews." Mr. Abrams said that some of the contents of the new version "are disturbing indeed, confirming as they do misgivings we have come to have." He cited particularly the apparent fact that the new version "intermingles with its plea for mu¬ tual understanding among religious groups a hope for the conversion of the Jewish people." He said the Committee was equal¬ ly troubled by the inclusion ol a "weakened and ambiguous condem¬ nation of the deicide canard." He added that if the document was au¬ thentic, it was "most regrettable" that it was "so lacking in the spirit and content that permeated Chap¬ ter 4 of the Schema on Ecumenism proposed at the second session of the Council." The World's Week Compiled from JTA and WUP Reports FRANKFURT, (JTA) — One of the defendants in the Auschwitz camp personnel war crimes trial once beat a Jew- ish prisoner to death to demonstrate to a camp trusty how it was done, a Polish former clerk at the camp testified. Erwin Bartel, 41, the former clerk, said that, one day in 1942, defendant Hans Stark, a Gestapo man, took him to one of the Jewish barracks. Bartel said the Gestapo guard selected two Jews and told them lo kneel. Then Stark told the chief barracks trusty to kill them. Bartel said that the trusty asked how.it was done, and Stark picked up a chair log and smashed away at the neck of one of tho Jewish prisoners until he was dead. Bartel testified that Stark then said to the trusty "Now you know how." * IjONDON, (JTA) — Egypt is pressing Jordan to accept supersonic aircraft from the Soviet Union, to offset Israel's French-made Mirage fighters, the Sunday Observer reported here from' Amman, capital of Jordan. Egypt, according to the i-eport, has also urged Jordan to tighten its groitnd de¬ fenses along the the west bank of the Jordan River, and to station 10,000 more soldiers along its Israeli border. * * * * * PE.-VBODY, MA.S8, (JTA) — State and local police and fire department officials were investigating the cause of a synagogue fire here which they believe to be the work of "vandals." The fire broke out at the S<ms of Israel Syna¬ gogue here during Selichos services. As soon as the 35 worshipers within dete<ted the blaze, the Torah scrolls were safely removed from the Ark, and the building was quickly evacuated. Firemen succeeded in putting out the blaze before It reached the synagogue's in¬ terior. Peabody Fire Chief Obrine stressed that he is working under the assumption that the fire was started by vandals l.>ecau.se inflammable materials were found near the scene of the conflagration, and no other cause has been discovered. * ii * « * * JKKUHALKM, (JTA) — Efforts to .send Soviet Jews a supply of esrogs, Israeli grown citrons used in rites cele¬ brating the holiday of Succos, have thus far failed. Re- (luests for permits addressed to the Soviet authorities remain unanswered, it was reported here. Succoth starts the eve¬ ning of Sept. 20.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-09-11|
|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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