Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-01-10, page 01
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JlfeOMCLE l,lBnARY^ OHla HlSTOftJOAt, SOdl^TV 1982AVELMA* AV6. COLS, 0, 43E11 . v*EXCH £jf\\# Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 50 Years \mA\K VOL.58 NO.2 JANUARY 10,1980-TEVET21 ii Hospital Criticized For Billing Patients For Kosher Food By Ben-Gallob . NEW YORK (JTA)-The National Council of Young Israel, an association of Orthodox' synagogues, has issued a statement criticizing the University"Hospital of the New York Medical Center for its "discriminatory" practice of billing patients for kosher food. Nathaniel Saperstein, Young Israel president, said "kosher food is an inalienable right of all observant Jews," adding that "the practice of billing the patient" at New York Hospital "a surcharge for this food is unconscionable." He said that, in recent months, several cases have been disclosed of Orthodox patients at New York University Hospital being charged extra for kosher food. Saperstein said that despite repeated requests, the hospital has refused ' to correct this situation. Saperstein declared that ! persons - requiring special ; diets were not billed by the. ■> hospitai:"untess that special I diet happens., to; be kosher. !This is clearly discriminatory and smacks of anti- Semitism." He added .that "what makes this situation- especially galling is the fact . that the major hospital insurance companies.do con-' sider kosher food as a normal expense and reimburse thehospital'forit." Saperstein said that "in all the cases which have come to our attention, the patients, were insured. Not only does -the hospital bill them improperly, in the first place, but they are billed even \ though the kosher diets are paid for by their insurance policies." Review Of The 1970s: A Decade of Trial And Triumph Tribute To 'Holocaust' Author Mrs. Sondra Osipow (right) participated in special ceremonies recently at the New York Headquarters of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism when Gerald Green (second from right), author of "Holocaust," was honored by the League "for his craftsmanship and his humanity in bringing before the world the unparalleled account of atrocities perpetrated in our century." The special citation awarded to him added that "when good people fail to resist, evil is accepted as good, and might becomes right." Fritz Weaver, who played the role of Dr. Weiss in the NBC- TV Mini-Series, participated in the tribute. The presentation was made by Mrs. Goldie Kweller, president of the organization, largest synagogue women's organization in the world, with a membership of 210,000 in the United States," Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Israel. ■» Membership Appreciation Day Set For Sunday, January 13 The Jewish Center's "Membership Appreciation Day,"~se't for .this Sunday, Jan. ■ 13,- will offer Center members an opportunity to register for the Center's.- .Winter .-Mini-Session. The four weeks of programs begin the week of Jan. 20, and have been designed lo help warm up the. cold winter days and nights. • Featured on Jan. 13 wilfbe ,. day-long activities and demonstrations—the Center's way of saying "thank- you" to its members for - their continued and valued support and involvement. . Membership Appreciation Day will demonstrate, through the wide array of , programs planned! that the Center is still the best buy for any and all leisure time activities. Staff, committee chairpersons''-'ahd ''officers' will also be on Hand to meet and receive" members' comments' or suggestions on all aspects of ,the Center's program. Whatever one's pleasure, Center, members are .urged to partake of the day-long activities and demonstrations. According to Burt Schildhouse, Vice-President and Chairman of the Program Direction and Evaluation Committee, and'Dr. Al Tyroler, Secretary and Chairman of the Membership Committee, "January 13 is guaranteed to be free, fun and fantastic for all members of the Center family." . ' U.S. Aid Offer Disappoints Israeli Officials By Gil Sedan and Yitzhak Shargil JERUSALEM (JTA)-Is- raeli officials expressed disappointment with the $200 . million in military sales credits that President Carter has agreed to add to the $3 billion aid package for Israel over the next three years. The White House announced on Jan. 1 that the President will seek Congressional approval of that sum. Israel had requested a total of $3.4 billion in military and economic assistance for the fiscal year 1981 which begins next Oct. 1. According to officials here, the short-fall means that military expenditures .- will have to be reduced sub stantially, and the government will be forced to implement even tougher eco; - nomic- austerity measures than l those already announced. ' Defense Minister Ezer Weizman returned from Washington Jan. 1, where he had spent a week conferring with President Carter, Secretary of ,State Cyrus Vance, Defense Secretary „ Harold Brown and other top officials on the new aid package. According-to .reports, top U.S. officials complained . to Weizman about Israel's West Bank settlement policy and about the lack of progress in the autonomy talks. ;.„ -The $3.4 billion Israel 'sought, double its present allocation, was expected to ■ cover the loss of purchasing power of the U.S. dollar owing to inflation. Congress has, already approved $2.2 billion in military aid credits over the next three years to help Israel carry out the terms of its peace treaty with Egypt, including the redeployment of its forces from Sinai to the, Negev. Congress also approved $800 million in economic aid. - The amount Israel will receive for fiscal 1981 will not be knownjintil the Administration announces its budget later this month. In announcing the additional $200 million for military purposes, the White House said the increase "reflects our sympathy and concern for Is- (CONTINUeoONPAOEU) By Maurice Samuelson LONDON (JTA)-For Israel and the Jewish people the 1970s were the decade of trial and triumph. The Jewish State not only withstood a sustained challenge to her existence but finally achieved peace with her biggest and most dangerous neighbor. Despite all the other dangers which still confront her, therefore, she enters the 1960s with a positive balance sheet. - The two outstanding events of the decade for Israel were the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat's visit to Jerusalem in November, 1977. It was the Yom Kippur War which gave Egypt the assurance to negotiate with Israel. Yet the two events belong to different chapters in the history of the Middle East. War And Peace The Yom Kippur War was the climax of the Arab world's military attempt to vanquish Israel with Soviet ^support. ~TheJ-' pact*-,-with' Egypt marks the start of her acceptance as one of the Middle East nations.. At the height of the Yom Kippur War, and in the preceding years, Israel risked not only war with the Arab states but also with the Soviet Union. Only a-worldwide military alert by the United States thwarted the Soviet Union's plan to strike against the Israeli. forces - who had entered Egypt proper after their counterattack across the .Suez Canal. Although most Soviet military advisers had -been ousted from Egypt the year before the Yom Kippur War, Egypt's initial military successes were due largely to the dense concentrations of anti-aircraft missiles which Russia had installed along , the canal in breach of the cease-fire which ended the Suez war of attrition in the summer of 1970. In those- bitter summer months of 1970, too, the Israel air force clashed with Soviet aircraft as it struck at strategic targets deep inside Egypt. Many Israelis began to compare their fate with that of Finland which fought a crippling war with Russia on the eve of World War II. However, a wider conflagration was averted and while Israel < emerged strengthened, the Soviet Union finally lost her position of influence in Egypt, which under Sadat's leadership, became a firm ally of the United States, ' .>. Old And New Dangers Nevertheless, the decade saw the revival of old dangers and the birth of new ones. Terrorism became a world-wide phenomenon in which the Palestinians gave a lead to many other disaffected groups. Hijacking became the nightmare of every airline passenger. Its most spectacular manifestation ,was in September, 1970 when the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine captured three airliners and blew them up on Dawson'sl Field, an old RAF airstrip in the Jordanian desert. This prompted Jordan's crushing of the Palestinian terrorist movements and created the "Black September" movement which ushered,in a new spate of world-wide terror, culminating in the massacre of Israel's athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But from this, too, Israel emerged with a positive balance sheet. Her protection of her national airline, and her stunning rescue of captured Israelis at Entebbe, Uganda, in July, 1976, were shining examples' of heroism to the rest of the world. World-Wide Anti-Semitism The negative side of the Israeli balance was headed by' the resurgence of world-wide anti-Semitism, cloaked as anti-Zionism, It was fueled by the official creed of the Soviet Union, as well as by a rampant Islamic fanaticism, which finally broke loose in the Overthrow of the Shah of Iran at the beginning of 1979. In November, 1975, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution equating Zionism with racism and Nazism, the movement which had sent six million Jews to their deaths. Chaim Herzog, Israel's Ambassador at the UN, told the General Assembly that this episode would merely strengthen Zionism while weakening the United Nations.' It certainly did strengthen the internal cohe- (CONTINUEDON PAGES) Harris Appointed Chairman Of Newly Formed Committee Ben Goodman, Chairman, and Norman Meizlish, Vice Chairman of the Columbus Jewish Federation's Endowment Fund Committee, announce the appointment of local attorney and community leader I. M. Harris as Chairman of the newly formed Legal and Ta.x Ad<- visory Committee of the Endowment Fund. This committee, which will meet on Jan. 15, includes attorneys, accountants and others familiar with or interested in the legal and tax aspects inherent in charitable giving. The group will; '' • Act in a' consultative capacity to the Endowment Fund on legal and tax matters; • Serve as a vehicle for disseminating information and goodwill regarding the Endowment program to the legal and accounting professions' in the community; • Provide self-education on the various tax considerations in charitable giving. In addition, Committee members will speak to community groups, assist the Federation's lay leadership in understanding legal and tax aspects of charitable giving and will be participants in a panel to whom donors without attorneys or accountants can be referred to for guidance, - . Lawyers and accountants can and do play a critical 1. Al. Harris role in the decisions of their clients regarding estate, planning, tax, family and other matters which might involve use of an Endowment program, according to Harris. Their understanding and friendly intefest in the Federation's program can be rrfbst beneficial: This interest displayed by lawyers and - accountants can be transmitted to other professionals in the community. Members have the benefit of exchange of current information and ideas which enhance their professional education to their benefit, as well as their clients.- A successful and active Legal and Tax Advisory Committee can be responsible for making substantial charitable funds available to the community which might not otherwise be forthcoming, - Endowment' Fund Chairman Goodman said.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-01-10|
|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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