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wl 3S '8TH o-WO -AwaqW r , ■ - ' ■ VOL. 50 NO. 28 JULY 13, 1972 - AV 2 t**v*t4 It mmtritn •*i kmiik MmU- JERUSALEM (JTA) — The illegal carrying of a gun will be punishable by up to ten years' imprisonment and possession of a gun by up to seven years, under new legislation submitted to the Cabinet this week and scheduled for adoption by the Knesset later this month. The present law provides for a maximum term of up to four years for such violations^Attornay-General Meir- Israeli Government Crises Partially Solved By Cabinet Agreement For NRP Abstention Shamgar told the Cabinet that there has been an in¬ crease in violent crime in Israeli urban life. He said bank raids by robbers carrying and often firing' sub¬ machine guns have been an almost daily occurrence in recent months: When-the new law becomes effective, he said, people illegally in possession of such weapons will have a two-Week amnesty period to hand the 1 weapons over to authorities. ..■/.. NEW YORK (WNS) —North American Rockwell, an aerospace manufacturer, has promised to raise the subject of Soviet Jews "should the opportunity present itself for discussion in any of our international dealings," Arnold Schlissel, spokesman for the ; American Federation for Soviet Jewry reported. AFSJ. approached 61 American firms and urged them to raise the question of Soviet Jewry at Future trade talks with the USSR. Of the 25 percent of the companies who have responded so far, Schlissel said, three firms, IBM,... ARMCO Steel and Hercules Chemicals flatly refused, saying such matters are in the sphere of government, not private corporations. ■■.Y.'Yri •*''■;.':■ NEWIfQRK (WNS)- DavidiBarJlan; *orld-famed Israeli pianist; has offered to pay the Soviet Union to release Valery- PandV, former. soloist with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet; who was dismissed from the Company in April after having applied for a visa for Israel. In a telegram to Soviet Communist Party Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Bar-Dan wrote "If th^ Soviet government feels that its investment in Panov's training istoo great to forfeit, my colleagues in the arts and I shall be only too willing to raise the necessary funds to reimburse you, although we are convinced that Panov's artistic contribution to the USSR has mor(e than .compensated for whatever the Soviet /government has invested in him." ■ ■ Hail Supreme Court Decision Barring Capital Punishment NEW YORK (JTA) - The, •American, Jewish Congress -anu-the-SynagcgusTGouneU— of America — which filed a joint friend-of-theA:ourt brief.: in the case —have hailed the US Supreme Court's decision : barring capital punishment as "consistent with Jewish tradition'*;;arid "a 'cleat;! triumph for the standards of > c i v i 1 i za t i on an d humaneness': inherent in the US Constitution. In a joint: statemenfcsUie Congress and the Synagogue Council — which represents the major Orthodox, Conservative and Tour Brandeis University Shownabdveleft'tpright are: Ben M. Mandelkorh;:j ^executive- director 'of-the" United Jewish Fund and|7 Council.'Edwih'ElIman, Norman Meizlish, Herbert H.7 Schiff, and Fred Yenkin, who were invited recently to ; tour Brandeis University and to meet with the officials of the University. In Columbus there is a group of Friends of Brandeis who serve to disseminate and promote the interests and. contributions of the University to the life of the Jewish community arid to the American scene in the area of academic study and research. v ■-'■■" JERUSALEM (JTA) - The Cabinet disposed of one aspect ol a looming govern- ment crisis today when it formally agreed to allow the National Religious Party to abstain when: the Knesset ' votes on an amendment to the Law of Return specifying halachic conversions for prospective immigrants. But the major test facing Premier' Golda Meir's . coalition government is the Independent Liberal Party's limited ciyil marriages bill; The Labor Party and the NRP indicated today that they would rely on their majority in the Knesset presidium to postpone a vote on'7 the .controversial measure. But the IIP said it would press for a vote before parliament recesses at the ..'. end^pfjthis month, even'if it means appealing to the Supreme Court The difficulties with the NRP were solved following a five: lioiir session las.t Thursday night when the' Labor Party agreed to authorize Premier Meir to allow the NRP to abstain. "The Religious Party insisted that it could not possibly oppose the measure in¬ troduced by Agudat Israel MK Shlomo Lorincz, which contains the phrase ' 'ac¬ cording to halacha" (religious law). The measure is popularly known asthe''WhoIsA Jew?" bill. The NRP leadership an¬ nounced however that the party's 12-man Knesset /action would abstain, when it came to a vote. Tlie Cabinet today, voted down a proposal by; Tourism Minister M6sh§ Kol of the ILP. that all coalition party MKs. be permitted to vote their, conscience Zoh :Zth& il^iticz? ':mYZ^ZY^Zr^Y<Y'YY Kol was backed by Mapam ministers: Victor" Shemtov and: Nathan Peled. His bid which a majority of.: his colleagues turned 7down, would have created a precedent for the civil marriages bill. One of the main problems facing the Labor Alignment is to convince its Mapam con¬ stituents to support the Government in opposing the latter. Mapam is still committed by a majority decision of its - political bureau: to vote for the measure introduced by former Attorney General Gideon Hausher. "The veteran Mapam leadership is trying to persuade the party . members to observe coalition discipline. But younger, more radical elements have apparently taken the helm; Lab,or Party circles said today that while Mrs. Meir is prepared to tolerate abstention , by . Mapam she: could not agree.. ::tolfife}r. total defiance of the gpveiffifent'implicit in a '..Vote fbr-the measure. Mrs;' Meir has said she would dissolve her government in that event, precipitating early elections. Neither the Hausner nor the Lorincz bills are con¬ sidered likely to pass. But according to Aharon Yadlin, the Labor Party's Secretary General, Mapam support ot the Hausher bill would destroy the coalition. The bill provides for civil marriages in cases where religious marriage is denied by the rabbinate on halachic grounds. Yitzhak Golan, .an ILP Knesset member, said today that Premier Meir had tried to justify her appeal to the ILP to agree to a post¬ ponement on grounds that by the . time the Knesset reconvenes next fall, Rabbi Shlomo Goren will have been elected Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi' and would solve pressing halachic problems such as those of v un- marriageables." But Golan said his party Was not convinced. "Nobody can be sure that Goren will be elected nor that he will be able to withstand pressure from other rabbis even if he is," the MK said.' Reform rabbinical and congregational bodies in the -US^^eclaredj_!!We have long and consistently believed, as Americans and as Jews, that:capital punish¬ ment represented a violation of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against 'cruel •and unusual punishment'..-. The Supreme Court has expressed its agreement with that view." Moreover, in so doing, it has supported the Talmudic xpncern with human fallibility and the irreversible nature of capital inishment." College Educated Jews Face Tightening '7.0V Job: Market Left to right, Mark D. Feinknopf, Sr., President of " Heritage House, Gerald N. Cohn; Executive Director of Heritage House; Mrs. Abe B. Weinfeld and Troy Feibel, Trustee of the Electric Power Equipment Co. Foundation. - Generous Gift To Construct Heritage Weinfield Memorial A generous gift to Heritage House earmarked for the Construction of a beautiful Greenhouse has been given by' The Electric Power Equipment Company Foundation in .'."■ loving Memory of the late Abe Weinfeld whowas Chairman of the Board of the Electric Power Equipment Company. . The Weinfeld Memorial Greenhouse which will ^be constructed adjjap£nt7Mb\ Heritage House, will permit Residents: to grow flowers :i year round.: An ^enclosed,: entrance with . a ramp, suitable for residents using wheelchairs and walkers will be a special feature of the facility., 7 / ,;" The many residents who enjoy the pleasure' of raising flowers during the Spring and Summer will now be r able to continue and expand their pleasure: throughout the Calendar. ,"../•■/ In accepting tiiis unique contribution andjjgddition to the expanding [Heritage House program^ Mark D. . Feinknopf, Sr. President of the Board of Directors stated: "What a magnificent way for- all gof us to, remember olift| beloved friend, Abe Weiiueld. As we contemplate thejgreenhouse and think of the delight and , pleasuWit,,will provide our ' residiejjts,7 we will fondly: recajl .the many years of Abe's outstanding service and devotion to Heritage House." o Mr. Weinfeld in addition to serving as a long term member pf the Heritage House Board of Trustees was. also Treasurer of the Home. ; FALLSBURG, N.Y. (JTA) — College-educated Jewish young men and women face "tighter" job prospects in the 1970s because the growth of job opportunities generally filled, by college graduates does not keep pace with the number of graduates entering the job market, a ' US Labor -Bepar+ment-^fficiaLJiaid. here this week. Herbert Bienstock, regional director of the: Bureau of Labor Statistics, suggested that Jewish youths may find more ; attractive career ■ opportunities in non¬ professional fields that have traditionally' not- attracted significant Jewish par¬ ticipation. Bienstock analyzed the job situation for Jewish;, youth at the 36th annual convention of the Rabbinical Council , of America, the Orthodox rabbinical organization. In his paper titled, "Changing Social and Economic Pat¬ terns and Their Implications for the American Jewish Community," he cited studies made in 1957 that showed about one-fifth of the Jewish male'labor force was employed in professional, jobs, compared: with about one-tenth, iniihe general population. -.While professional and technical jobs are expected to grow more- rapidly in the 1970s- than any other major oc¬ cupational categories, the anticipated 50 percent in¬ crease in the number of, college graduates during the" present decade creates a, paradox whereby college graduates will find more difficulty in job placement than in previous decades; he said. The job-hunting problem will probably be relatively greater for a group — the Jews — whi£h has close to 80 percent'of its young people gpingto college, Bienstock _i said. It might be well to explore occupational paths lHanrave"been-ignored in the past, he said, though this will, require attitiidinal recon¬ ditioning in terms of value structures relating to non¬ professional jobs. Bienstock said young Jews planning their careers may find better pay and job security in such . "crafts as .carpentry, plumbing, -tool-and-die-' making and' the electrical field than in professional occupations requiring a college education. He suggested that the Jewish community migjit' well consider more emphasis on >•- vocational guidance and placement activities through communal organizations. Nevertheless, 'he said; the level's of educational at¬ tainment of Jewish young men and women indicated ' that a majority of them would still be moving in,the . dii;ec)j;onsiofsH|whiteircol}ar , pr^FpgsjpnaJiifa.ctiyjtyir That* mpyiOniehWiiheji saldj;; might ' lead to a "significant return to self-employment in fields such as accounting, business advisory services, legal and i other activities which are part of the enormous growth , in the services sector of the American economy.- ■*"
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1972-07-13|
|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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