Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1972-02-10, page 01
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N TTZCff o-jqo 'enquintoo -QAV' BWteA ?Q6X IQPCfr Serving Columbus, "Central" and Southwestern Ohio*^MS VOL. 50 NO. 6 FEBRUARY 10, 1972 - SHEVAT 25 ftm'tf] It Antrim •mi ft*.lb Mull /" JERUSALEM (WNS)--The resolution adopted at the closing session of the World Zionist Congress stipulating that any office holder in the Zionist movement must obligate himself to aliya after serving no more than two terms in office or be removed from" office has been declared unconstitutional by Dr. Aharon Zwergbaum, legal advisor to the World Zionist Organization. Dr. Zwergbaum said the WZO con¬ stitution gave each Zionist Federation freedom to elect its own leadership as it sees fit. - ■: WASHINGTON (WNS)-Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D., Wash ) has introduced a bill to provide $250 million through fiscal 1973 to assist Israel in receiving and resettling "persecuted Jews of the Soviet "Union." A similar hill will be introduced by Sen. Edmund S. Muskie (D., Me.). JERUSALEM. .(.JTAMsrael has officially , recognized the new state of Bangladesh. The an- I nouncement said that Foreign Minister Abba Eban informed Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azadiflf-the recognition in a cable Friday. The recognition decision was taken after telephone con¬ sultations with all members of the Cabinet Friday instead of waiting for today's regular Cabinet meeting.; Israeli recognition was first requested last April in a letter from Acting President Nazrul Islam and Foreign Minister Mustaque Ahmed of the Bengali provisional government Which was then fighting a war of secession from Pakistan:; ' . "..-; Petitibn Campaign Urges Nixon To Intercede For Soviet Jews NEW YORK — The American Jewish Congress "hot line" for Soviet Jewry today made public a nationwide petition cam- - paign .urging , President Nixon to intercede with the . Kremlin on behalf of Soviet Jews during his forthcoming visit to the U.S.S.R.' The campaign has a goal -of one million signatures by April 30 — "National Solidarity Day for Soviet Jews" —.according to the announcement: The! "hot line" is a recorded> message, telephone number established by the American Jewish Congress in 1970. - It can be heard in New York by dialing (212) 879- 4553; Other American Jewish Congress "hot lines" have been installed in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Cleveland, Newark and St. Louis. The petition campaign, is being conducted by "the National Conference on : Soviet Jewry, the major coordinating agency; for the Jewish community in the United States on the plight of Soviet Jews. The American Jewish Congress is a con¬ stituent ' member of the Conference. Jarring Mission Only, Possibility For Mideast Peace Says Waidheim ROME (JTA).-United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waidheim declared here., Feb. 5 that the American initiative to- promote close proximity talks between Egypt and Israel for an interim.Suez accord was doomed to failure and claimed that the "only possibility" for a peaceful solution of the Middle East conflict lay in UN mediation through the instrumentality of the Secretary General's special Mideast envoy, Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring. Waidheim made his remarks at a press con- L To R. Frank Nutis together with Dr. Alexander S. Fisher, E^ Liverpool, Ohio, and Gene Mesh of Cin¬ cinnati talking with a» Israeli soldier at the Suez Canal at the just completed "Prime Minister's conference on ,' Economic needs. Israel Bonds Mesetinj Features Nutis Report ; The first annual ••' Presentation-and Report Meeting of the Central Ohio - '•:'<■•'■ Statjj of Israel Bond Com¬ mittee will gain a first hand /report from Frank R. Nutis, 1971-72 Chairman of the ,— Columbus Campaign. Mr. .Nutis -will review with the ".members of the committee ■;Khis recent, trip 'to; Israel as the guest of Prime Minister Golda Meir; Mr. Nutis' participation in this ex¬ traordinary conference began with a moving con¬ frontation- when, he met , newly arrived. "Russian immigrants at Lod Airport and exchanged quiet in the '71 campaign will be given by Irving Baker, Ben Grinblatt, Gerald Cohen, Samuel Oppenheimer, Jeffrey Schottenstein, -William Sillins, Terry Robinson, Janet Leeman, A. C. Strip and Elmer Swack from Zanesville. This first meeting of the Central Ohio Committee will ' begin at 8 p.m. and be a brief celebration of last year's accomplishments and a look into the needs of 1972. All Israel Bond committee members, officers-7 executive, board members and friends are cordially invited to attend. There is no greetings,, mostly in ;onak.charge and no solicitations. - "P«ti _-'■-'■, . mti%. FRIDAY NOON ference following an audience with Pope Paul VI and a meeting with Dr. Jarring who recently returned from talks/with African leaders on the Middle East problem. Waidheim, said the latest news regarding an interim Suez agreement is far from encouraging.-He said it was most probable that an in¬ terim accord would not become effective. The reason for its probable failure, he said, was that one of the parties (Israel) pre¬ fers American mediation which is connected with an arms deal while .the - other party pr.efe^s UN mediation. "We shall insist on having United Nations mediation through the UN mediator, Dr. Jarring, and on- reen- forcingthis mediation which is the only possibility for a peaceful solution," he said. Questioned about the escalating arms raqe in the Mideast, Waldhejrn^stressed (CONTINUEO dfrpAGE 10) The petition urges the President to take advantage of his meeting in May with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin and Communist. Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev to "help redeem Soviet Jews, thus fulfilling the hopes "of millions of Americans who have labored on their behalf." It declares: "We respectfully petition you on behalf of three million Soviet Jews. We urge you to be their advocate and to convey to Soviet leaders the concern of millions of Americans, and people of good will everywhere, over an oppressed minority which faces discrimination, and is pre vented from perpetuating its history, its culture and its ancient heritage. "Nearly 40 of its finest young people are in Soviet prison camps because they sought to live as Jews, while others seeking to emigrate are harassed. If some suc¬ ceed in departing it is only after months of struggle and (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) Hillel Officials Attend Funeral For Rabbi Gaynor Dispute Future Of Jewish Culture In Soviet Union JERUSALEM (JTA)-The thesis that Jewish culture in the Soviet Union is irretrievably doomed and must be given up for lost was disputed at a gathering of Israeli scholars and in¬ tellectuals, many of them recent immigrants, here: The gathering was ad¬ dressed by Prof.. Mikhail- Zand,, a prominent Orien- tologist at Moscow's In¬ stitute of Eastern Studies, . who emigrated to Israel*with his family last year after a prolonged struggle to obtain - an exit visa. Zand, currently teaching at the Hebrew University, maintained that Jewish culture in the USSR has no - future and that in fact most of it has already been destroyed by the Soviet State. He said that Jewish. culture was being spread through the medium of the Hebrew- language using underground channels - but predicted that this too will end and the. writers will wind up in jail or go to Israel. Prof. Chohe Shmerook, head of -the ' Hebrew University's Yiddish department; took issue -with Zln'd:'s g 1 06 my prognostication. He said that what Zand was advocating was very grave because it gives up for lost millions of Russian Jews who will remain in Russia. "No one thinks of abandoning the Jews in the West who are not emigrating, and for the same reason Jews who remain ih Russia should' not be the victims of discrimination and their cultural life must (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) National officials.of Hillel Foundation and other Jewish organizations took part in. the Sunday funeral of Rabbi Nathan Gaynor; director of B'nai B'rith Hillel Foun¬ dation at Ohio State University. He died Friday at 53. Rabbi Gaynor, at OSU Hillel since 1969, served in Buffalo, Alexandra, Va., Pontiac, Mich., andjChicago, and was Hillel director at the University of Illinois before coming to Columbus. . Ordained ig 1944, he was a graduate of the .Brooklyn .College and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America: He . was • also graduated from Jacob Joseph Yeshiva. He. was active in civil rights movements for many years, and was former national chairman of the social action committee of Operatioii Telephone To Make 1200 Calls Sunday Jacob y.,, common -'word; "Shaloii Mr: Nutis will have a; report when awards are .Afk|)u nriMllir presente^toAgu^AcljW,s4y|»Y UtAULINt Ahavas Sholom, Beth Jacob, Beth Tikvah and Tifereth Israel for the congregational participation and leadership in last year's successful Bond, drive. • . " Brief reports of activities Scout Troop 1?6 To Observe Sabbath At Beth Scout Troop 126 of the Columbus Jewish Center will observe Scout Sabbath as- guests of the Beth Jacob Synagogue this weekend as part of the nationwide celebration of Scout Week. Members" of the troop will participate in conduct of the Mussaf service.^ "Ner Tamid" and "Sh^far" awards will be presented by members of the Jewish-;1.? Committee on . S'q^fiMngji^immediately, following - formal services, ■ "Ner Tamid" is the medal and ribbon for Jewish Scouts who have completed specific levels of religious'education and demonstrate ap- (CONTINUEO ON PAGE 10) More than 1200 telephone calls will, be made this Sunday morning, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., according- to Bernard Frank, Chairman Of OPE R A TI O N TELEPHONE. The oalls will, be made by about 60 men, from a battery of telephones in the Huntington National Bank. For. the past several yeaFs, the ^ Huntington National, Bank has made available its facilities for this annual mass telephone effort in behalf of the annual Campaigns of the United Jewish Fund and Council, V Rabbi Nathan Gaynor the Rabbinical Assembly of America, and former vice "chairman ' of the Niagara Frontier chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union at Buffalo. He was on the board Of directors of the "Wnti-, Defamation League and B'nai B'rith." (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10) "'• and the 1972 OPERATION TELEPHONE will attempt to bring the message of the current Campaign to more people than ever before. ; "We hope everyone in Columbus is aware of the fact that there is Campaign going on," said Mr. Frank. "We hope they will answer the 'phone Sunday morning, prepared to give the best possible contribution they can give, for the over¬ whelming needs of Israel ar](|;the more than 40 local, national and overseas (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10) "
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1972-02-10|
|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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