Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-03-22, page 01
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'I, . *oav «"t°A ^9»t > 4>!|ify£« 2fP^ Serving tpoiumbus, "Central' andI Southwestern Ohio )MI lF*Ti»l VOL. 51 NO. 12 ' MARCH 22, 1973 — ADAR II 18 Imtrtj H IwfMtip •*< l#Wnk iBlcalt Expect Supreme Court Parochaid Decisions WASHINGTON (WNS)-The Federal Ayiation Ad- miiiistration has alerted Israeli and American airline officials that Palestinian terrorists disguised as priests or dressed as women may try in the next few weeks to hijack or bomb a plane somewhere in Europe. The alert ^stressed, however, that despite the reliable source for the information, in was imcoruTrmed. Ihe FAA report said the plot was, apparently aimed at an Israeli or American airliner in reprisal for Israel's downing of a Libyan commercial airliner Feb. 21, and stated the Palestinians "may believe that recent contact between Israeli Premier Golda Meir and President Nixon indicate that the U.S. "supports" the plane's downing. TEL AVTV (rVNS)r-Prof. Moshe Davis, founder and bead of the Institute of Comemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University said prahibitiotis and admonitions. winnotstemuKbdeafmt-*r-ma--riage,wluchte as one of coriteniporary Jewry's three major problems aside from tbe nature of Jewish leadership and the refatU-nship between Israel and diaspora Jewry. He said the increase in mter-marriage stemmed from changing demography that has made Jews a Western people and the free society of the West has led to a higher level of assimilation. He said the issue is not inter-n-arriage, but the quality of contemporary Jewish fai*oij^U]ewim the stress on the family which ran hr- mninininpd and perpetuated even in mixed famines. .. BOSTON (WNS)-The 6IasMc^useUB, Board of RaUdslia^calledonpT^ to Americana wlio are imprisoned or living abroad becatBe mey refusi*d to ^ forces during the Vietnam war. A resolution adopted by the board said in part that "Now .is the time that these young people be allowed to return...so that our great American family may be -reunited." Thirty-seven pending cases in state and Federal courts are likely to be af¬ fected by U.S. Supreme Court decisions expected during the current term on the Issue of governmental aid for religious education, i according to the American Jewish Congress. The Congress published this week the 16th issue of its semi-annual "Litigation Docket of Pending Cases ^J'SX-g Views on Government vs. News Media Church and State." U was So? direct-aSi #»ifljct Heard At Washington Conference bursement and tax credits. Other cases among the 32 dealing with state financial aid to sectarian schools involve bus service and textbooks for nonpublic school pupils; the provision of public school teachers for religiously affiliated schools; the leasing of parochial schools by public school authorities, and aid to sectarian colleges and universities. Five of the 37 cases on aid to sectarian schools arose under the Federal and Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. A group of 18 cases covered in the Docket in¬ volves other instances of alleged governmental establishment or support of religion, including prayers and ' other religious programs in public schools, the maintenance of religious symbols on public property, tax exemption for religious institutions, and kosher slaughtering laws. Government interference with the' free exercise of religion is challenged in 15 active cases, covered in the American Jewish Congress Docket. : (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) Beverly Coleman, staff counsel, of the American Jewish Congress Com¬ mission on Law and Social Action. The Docket-covering the period up to January 1,1973- describes a total of 84 cases. Of these, 14 were terminated during the'second half of 1972. ■.; ''■';:,:,•■ ■-■.:.';; j .Ot^er^tm^e^tmfi, 37 deal with public funds for parochial schools, including payments to sectarian schools for record-keeping and building maintenance and grants to parents of sectarian' school pupils in the form of tuition reim- Israelis In Columbus Working Together by BILL COHEN Chronicle Special Reporter. Although many in the Jewish community are unaware of it, there are about 70 Israelis currently living in Columbus, and they have banded together in tbe Israeli Student Organization, according to Ami Zelcer, the president of LS.O. Zelcer says tbe group includes about 25 students, several Ohio State University faculty mem¬ bers, and a few Israeli families, and he says the: group was formed "to help new Israelis in Columbus with school, housing and jobs." Also, says Zelcer, "We are trying to bring Israel to the Americans." As a 24-year-old Junior studying mechanical engineering at O.S.U., Zelcer is a fairly typical Israeli student; older and more mature than his American counterpart because be has already spent three years in the Israeli Army. Hairing already attended six years of combined secondary and vocational school, he has been awarded two years of collegei credit like many other Israeli students here. '".. "Mostofusplantogoback to Israel when we graduate,'-says Zelcer. "We feel that Israel is our country, and it needs people with skills to help it develop." Zelcer says one of the biggest problems faced by Israelis in Columbus when they first arrive: is the language. "You have tostart writing English, speaking English, and thinking English," explains Zelcer, adding that although all Israeli students must take English from the seventh gradeon, it is still difficult to .master until they have been in the U.S. for a few months. ''The way of studying here is also quite different. Everything is in a hurry. You have to learn more here in one quarter than what you team in one year in Israel," be says. Zelcer says be' and other Israelis in Columbus realize that people often see them first as Israelis and only later as students or in¬ dividuals, and he sees the cultural exchange as very important. "The Jewish community and tbe Israelis should have a two-way relationship," he says, "m the past, we have had few contacts, but we are trying to reach out." \ Zelcer says Columbus Israelis will be involved in planning many, of the ac¬ tivities, celebrating Israel's 25m birthday during the first week of May. He adds that many Israelis are interested in speaking to any temple, class, or club in the Jewish community about Israel. He says the group can also help those who are trying to learn Hebrew. Zelcer says he hopes more interaction between Israelis, and the Columbus Jewish community will break down misconceptions on both sides.'. ■ "Before I came to the" U.S. in August, I thought that Americans are very, un¬ friendly, cold people, who are eager for money, but I have found that is very untrue," says Zelcer. On the other side, he says, "Many .Americans expect too much from Israel. They expect Israel never to make mistakes and to be the most just country, with no crime (CONTINUED ON PAGE B) The first Amendment offers "no coherent theory" of absolute freedom in the conflict between the government and the press, but rather provides for "an adversary: game" in which , each observes certain "game! rules."/ This te me view set forttv ~ by Prof. Alexander Bickel of Yale Law .School, who argued the Pentagon Papers case forthe New YprkTimes before the. U.S. Supreme Court, in an article in the current issue of "Congress Bi-Weekly," magazine of the American Jewish Congress, published today (March 9). In another article in the issue on the same subject, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg of Englewood, N.J., president of the American Jewish Congress and adjunct professor of history at Columbia University, brings Biblical tradition to bear in asserting: "It is not the press or the church or synagogue which must prove to the state its right to freedom; it is the state which must validate at every turn its right to the most minimal constraints upon either religion or the press." ; Both articles are based on presentations made at an American Jewish Congress- sponsored conference on government and the media Exhibition At Center Ex-New York artist Murray Stern is shown at the recent opening of his one-man exhibition hanging at The Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave., with Mrs. David Roth, Cultural Arts Committee Chairman and Mrs. Herbert Weyl, Exhibition Chairman. The Stern display of paintings, drawings and graphics entitled "The Human Condition" may be viewed until April 9 and is one of a series of cultural arts events at the Center that. have been arranged in honor of the 25th Anniversary year of the State of Israel. in Washington, D.C., on February 21. The conference was attended by some 50 media and government spokesmen, lawyers, law¬ makers and leaders of the American Jewish Congress. In his article, Rabbi Hertzberg, who is rabbi of ;temple ■: Emanuel 'In' Englewood, N.J.; said ^tne major weight of Biblical tradition vis : against"., the view that "the rigid and the totally controlled is the proper society." He wrote: "When the Almighty sent His angels, to. Abraham to announce that He was going to destroy the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham stood pleading before God and asked Him: 'Shall not the Judge of all the world Himself do justice?' "God Himself is thus defined as having to conform to a law which even His own power cannot contravene. ''When King David- sent Urijah^^etHUtite^ to- his" ""death, in sealed orders, in order to possess his wife, . Bathsheba,; Nathan ' the Prophet denounced him to his face." ' "David conducted no investigation as to whether there were leaks in his military establishment which had given him away. He accepted the notion without question that he, the (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) Philip Waldman To Receive "Flowers For The Living" The sixth annual Agudas Achim Brotherhood "FLOWERS FOR THE LIVING AWARD" will be presented to Mr. Philip Waldman on Tuesday, April 3,1973, at 8 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the synagogue. According to the Brotherhood Committee, Mr. Waldman was selected for this recognition because he personifies the finest in Jewish scholarship and piety, as well as in synagogue, leadership. He has a rich background in Jewish studies, having gained this knowledge by studying with his late father, both in the theoretical and practical application of Hebraic thought. He con¬ tinued* his studies VirfXthe world'famous yeshivSs'rJdf Lublin and Belz in Poland, where he achieved advanced knowledge of the Holy Writ. This thirst for learning continues to this day. He is a student of the "book" and fulfills the 'rabbinic dicta* to study and to teach. Waldman willingly shares a novel interpretation and a good word with his many friends. Many have gained an un¬ derstanding of Biblical texts from him. Phil Waldman has many talents; he has a beautiful voice and is an excellent musician. The instrument is the 'shofar'. He has been the' Ba'al TiUath at Agudas .-".■. / PHILIP WALDMAN Achim for more than 15 years, and has led the ser¬ vices on many a.Sabbath. When i an emergency arose and there Was a need to 'chant', the liturgy for Yom Kippur, he \ willingly volunteered., his service gratis out of his love and loyalty to Agudas Achim. This is not only a mission that requires skill and ability, but is physically demanding on a 'fast' day. Waldman delivered the 'dovening' like the true professional that he is. Throughout the years he has, served congregations in other cities as a Ba'al Tifilah and Ba'al Tikiath; these include Temple Tifereth Israel in Columbus arid the synagogue in Newark, Ohio. Waldman is a past president of Agudas Achim (CONTINUED ON PAGE » :'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-03-22|
|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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