Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-09-29, page 01
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OfflOJE^ HROMCLE Z/AVr^ So™'".? Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community far Over 50 Years \^/AK vX-A*-, BIL;L erwjn ' 2441. mo. qiJffey rd, OOUUMBUS, OHIO 43211 MAR, VOL.55 NO.40 SEPTEMBER 29,1977 - TISHREI17 Cdumbq*) Dayan: Geneva Conf. Will Be Reconvened W-\S!!I.\C'IU.>, D.L. Pits!J-_!!( LJit'_. UuL jtitls Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan before their meeting at the White House on Sept. 19. Dayan, in search of a Middle East peace solution, reportedly told members of Congress that Israel would be prepared to allow the U.S. to establish a naval base at Haifa for use JbytheSixth Fleet. ' 4 " RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO Jewish Organizations Condemn Justice Brief In Bakke Case The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith said Sept. 19 that the Justice De¬ partment brief on the use of racial quotas in college ad¬ missions -, ''deliberately waffles thejxisic question and constitutes all' unfor¬ tunate political push in the wrong direction." The American Jewish Con¬ gress also expressed con¬ cern over the brief. It was "dismayed" and charged that letting colleges consider the race of candidates for ad¬ mission was "the first step toward a disastrous,system of proportional representa¬ tion in education-and- em- Heritage House Dedication Set For Nov. 6 DaveLevison, president of Heritage House, is pleased to announce that the dedication < ceremony for the Terrace Level of the Eleanor and' Jack Resler Wing will take - place on Sunday, Noy. '6 at 2 p.m. / - . The Dedication Planning Committee will be chaired by Justice Leonard Stera Assisting Justice Stern'are Mrs. 4 Gerald Friedman, Sol Morton Isaac, Mrs. Joseph Schecter, Lou Robins, Mrs. Melton Leeman, Mrs. Harry Wexner,:; Mrs. Charlotte Mentser, Mrs. Ted Finkel- stein, Morris Skilken,' Morris . Fleishman, Don Erkis, David Levison,- Gerald N. Conn and Betty Cohen. ' Messrs. Levison and Stern urge the community to mark- their calendars for this, major-, 'community event. Highlights of the dedication will be announce in future is¬ sues 6f the Ohio Jewish Chronicle. ployment based on race and religion." The brief, an amicus curiae in "The Regents of the University of California v. Bakke'*. case to be heard by the Supreme Court next month, urgeSItbat race beal- - lowed as a factor in examin¬ ing an applicant's qualifica¬ tions for college entrance. According to Arnold Forster, ADL's general counsel, while the govern- • ment's "brief appears to op¬ pose quotas, that position is overwhelmed by its in¬ sistence on race preference. "But once this is permitted,". Forster said, "a loophole is opened in,the constitutional barrier against racial quotas large enough to render that barrier meaningless." - Forester said that ADL, which has also.entered a friend of^ the. court brief in the case^— on the side of Bakke — does hot advocate , the strict use of grade pojnt averages'or aptitude tests, "Obviously," Forster de¬ clared, "an applicant may be considered on a wide variety of standards, includ¬ ing overcoming educational disadvantage, but such standards cannot" legiti¬ mately include race, reli¬ gion, ethnic origin or sex." - He went on to say that the government's brief, confuses affirmative action with racial preference, and sup¬ ports racial goals or targets, which were not involved in the Bakke case. He called the .brief "the product of enormous presure brought oh the Administration',' and asserted that the govern¬ ment, has "abandoned the. position that every Ameri¬ can is entitled to considera¬ tion, for, admission on the . basis of his or her own merits,1' v^ .^ >■ (CONTINUEOON P.AGE 7) WASHINGTON (WNS) - Israeli Foreign Minister - Moshe Dayan, who. met all day Sept. 19 with President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, declared Sept. 20 that "a formula will be found" to,reconvene the Geneva peace conference before the year end, despite differences between the United States and Israel. "Americans - better under¬ stand now our position" and "we shall.be more under¬ standing of the American position," Dayan told a press conference. Responding to questions, the Israeli foreign minister stressed Israel's refusal to deal in any manner with the Palestine Liberation Organi¬ zation, its absolute rejection of any Palestinian ."entity", or "homeland," its determination never to re¬ turn to the pre-1967-borders and Israel's insistence on the right to establish Jewish set-, tlements on the West Bank. He a'cknowledgedthat the Carter Administration dif¬ fered with Israel on these matters, but said that the President did not hint that he - would' use^Americari^aid -to- Israel as a means of pres¬ sure on the Jewish State. "I haven't felt anything of this kind," Dayan said. "The Issue of a Palestinian state is so important for us, I don't really think even though the U.S. and President Carter's position is different, they would impose it on us. They will try to convince us." Dayan said that the reason he believes the Geneva con- •- ference can-'be'reconvened ., this year is that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Hordanian King Hussein "really do want peace,— their peace — and (to) achieve it by political irieans, not fighting^<war to impose conditions." Dayan met with Carter :or 55 minutes in the Presi-, dent's" Oval Office Sept. 19 with only Vice President Walter Mondale present. They then went to the Cabi¬ net Room for a 95 minute session attended by Vance and aides on both sides in¬ cluding Israeli Ambassador Simeha Dinitz. Before and after the White House meet¬ ings Da van had long sessions atthe State Department with Vance. Referring to his talks with CIA Says Pro-Arab Group Withheld Infoln Dayan Charge WASHINGTON (WNS) - The American Palestine Committee withheld information it had that was "con¬ siderably at variance" with the accusations it pub¬ lished against Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan " -in an advertisement in the New York Times Sept. 19, according' to' a Central Intelligence Agency official. The pro-Arab group charged that Dayan as Israel's de¬ fense minister ordered the Israeli air attack on the U.S. Navy intelligence gathering ship Liberty off the .Sinai coast on June 6,1967 although he knew it was an Ameri¬ can ship. The committee said the charge was based oh three CIA documents obtained under a Freedom of In¬ formation Act. Denis Berend, the CIA's deputy press chief, said the three documents, were "unfinished, unevaluated raw ■■*^Uttmgea3&i<1tii^^ a . ' fourth document that "actually was an accounting of what transpired in the attack" and was "considerably at variance" with the other three. The American .Palestinian Committee's charges were in an advertisement .timed to coincide with (CONTINUEDON PAGE II) Book of Sermons 'Proclaims Liberty' By LauriZofan . Chronicle News Editor While writing books has become ' rather . common¬ place for the clergy of today, . their themes vary greatly. ~" One Columbus rabbi has . chosen to publish his ser¬ mons — not quite what the average reader readily picks upt But if one takes the time to examine Rabbi David Stav- sky's publication, "Proclaim Liberty Throughout The Land ... A, Rabbi Speaks," the reader will discover an oasis of contemporary is-' sues, answers. and meSn- The book, a compilation of sermons preached by Rabbi Stavsky during, the last 10 years at the Beth Jacob Congregation "reflects the issues " confronting the American. Jewish community during the last decade." To the rabbi, a sermon is a "creative form of teaching" in which he monitors current , events and. ties them in with the Torah portion of the week. His^alnvis to make.: - Tofah relevant, thus . demonstrating "there is an eternity to the message of - theTorah." i v The impetus for this publication came from many Jay people who felt a wider audience • should have the opportunity- to hear Rabbis Stavksy's messages. Published this past July, it took the rabbi one and a half years to choose the sermons for inclusion. Rabbi Stavsky feels his audience is basically the under 35 year old. One of his major goals is "to make the Torah come alive" -and be relevant ' to. "an alienated youth culture." Discussing the problem of ecology through the story of Adam and creation is an example of how Rabbi. Stavsky relates a theme of the Bible to a modern situation. Published and distributed by The Judaica Press, Inc. of New York, the book is available in Jewish , book, stores and synagogue shops throughout the U.S. and in England. It is Rabbi Stavsky's first book, although he has published several pamphlets on various topics. . Rabbi Stavsky admits his sermons don't always appeal to his,older congregants, but that he feels a "moral responsibility" ' to call the shots as he sees them. It is n'ot unusual for him to simply translate a text from 'the Torah if he can't1 find a way to make the week's sermon "relevant." From the school of thought that young congregants want to be inspired and to learn rather man be. preached at, Rabbi Stavsky 'predicts a change -is developing in sermons. The trend is (CONTINUEOON PAGE 8) Carter and Vance, Dayan said at his Sept. 20 press con¬ ference that he told them "I - am absolutely opposed to a .Palestinian state — any in¬ dependent Palestinian state or entity" . because . "eventually that would be a state that would be a disaster for the Middle East and for us." . , " Hesaid that a "pull out" of Israeli military units and Je- . with settlements from occu¬ pied lands "is a terrible line— - to adopt and we will not cooperate-with that." Dayan said the U.S.- position re¬ mains that the settlements .areillegal and an obstacle to peace. However, Dayan noted that while Israel will-not re¬ turn to its pre-1967 borders that "does not mean the ulti¬ mate borders will be the set¬ tlements, certainly not." He said if "some settlements were on the other side of the ultimate border" means will- be found to "remove them" or adjust to circumstances some other way. Dayan said Jewish settle¬ ments on the West Bank were'not based .on Israel's - "rights''.but on "feelings""" that Jews can live in their "old homeland" that in- ' eludes Smaria and Judaea. Dayan insisted that "everything is negotiable, but what is not negotiable is a separate (Palestinian^ state and no Israelis on the West Bank.. This is not a, proper basis for living to¬ gether." He said the Israelis military positions are in- ■ tended not "to impose our- - selves on the Arabs who live ' there but to protect Israel." Dayan declined to discuss in detail the "draft" peace settlement he submitted to Carter and Vance. However, he said, it defines the prob¬ lems, including, borders; .gives Israel's position on how to solve these problems ' (CONTINUEDON PAGE?' Simchat Torah (the rejoicing of the Torah) will be celebrated this year on October 5/Tishrei 23. The yearly Torah reading cycle is completed and begins again at this time. . JERUSALEM (WNS) — Israel's population is now 3,628,000 an increase of 75,000 or 2.1»percent since last , Rosh Hashonah, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. All but 569,000 are Jewish. But the non-Je¬ wish population increased by 3.6 percent last year. NEW YORK (WNS) - A new book published in the Soviet Union this summer, "Wild Wormwood," equates Zibnisrn,and Nazism, according to the Greater- New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. The book, writ¬ ten by T.S. Solodar, was widely hailed for exposing the "true cornerstone of Zionist ideology and propa¬ ganda." The Conference noted that Western observers fear the wide publicity given the book may signal the beginning of an intensified campaign against all Jews in the Soviet Union whether they seek to emigrate or not.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-09-29|
|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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