Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-06-17, page 01
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"But the Bonn authorities erected legal barriers to keep the former Nazi judges from being; tried, on grounds that it would not be in line with the principles of international law," Streit said in an interview with the official East German news agency, ADN. Streit is a member of the East Berlin Politburo and as such is active in an ongoing propaganda compaign aimed at discrediting the Federal Republic. But his charges touched on a sensitive and much discussed issue in West Germany. Despite persistent efforts by anti-Nazi activists, the Bonn government has made no serious attempt to prosecute the dozens of former Nazi judges estimated to living in the country. uropeans Attack lal-^A .**+ Y •0*% * Si-? -?< •>. <■.«■ ■ - * *.Vw*,a.'**i''V*J Heritage VI Pri Miss Debbie Applebaum is one of'the many residents' of Heritage House and Heritage Tower who are busily at work preparing their favorite recipes for the community's arrival at the Heritage Village Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, June 27, at 7 p.m. PARIS (JTA)-Israel has been under attack from both the Eastern European Communist bloc and America's Western European allies for its invasion of Lebanon. The Soviet Union warned Israel that an attack of Syria could have "serious consequences." The ten Eurpoean Economic Community (EED) countries, all of which except Ireland are members of NATO, met in special session in Bonn last week to condemn the Israeli action. Theyhinted that they would consider economic sanctions against Israel if it did-not withdraw ' its' forces from Lebanon. American sources in Bonn, where President Reagan is attending a conference of the 16 NATO member states, Partleipafitin @f Women In Jewish Life Beeom.es Inereaslnglyimportant, Visible NEW YORK (JTA)-A sense of triumph, somewhat marred by frustration and disappointment, is the feeling that prevailed among a group of Jewish women leaders who participated in a symposium recently on the progress of women in Judaism over the past decade. The symposium, sponsored by the American Jewish Committee to commemo- Dubious Charges Barred BONN (JTA)—The highest Hamburg court has ruled that the defendant in a current case may not repeat dubious allegations as to the nature of the World War II Warsaw Ghetto in tbe course of his defense. The ruling overturned a decision by lower court judges that allowed rightwing lawyer Juergen Rieger to assert repeatedly that Jews were confined to the Warsaw Ghetto only to prevent the spread of a .deadly disease. Several charges are pending against Rieger. He first made his remarks on the Warsaw Ghetto last November when he appeared in court as a witness for the defense in the trial of Arpad Wigand, the former SS police chief in Warsaw. Wigand was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. '• • ■;.-'. '■ "- Greater Involvement In Anti-Nuclear Movement Urged NEW YORK (WNS)—Appeals for greater Jewish involvement in the growing movement against nuclear weapons were aired recently by rabbis and lay leaders. The appeals were made at a two-day conference on the danger of nuclear war, sponsored by the Emet Foundation, a private foundation in Los Angeles dedicated to the, advancement of art, sciences and humanities. Some 140 people attended the conference, which coincided with the opening of- the Second United Nations Special Session On Disarmament. rate the tenth anniversary of the ordination of the first woman rabbi, was attended by some 40 people, predominantly women who play active leadership roles in Jewish religious and academic life. Among them were rabbis, a cantor, congregational presidents and professors of Judaica. Noting that "ten years is really just the blink- of an eyelash,'' in Jewish history, Francine Klagsbrun,. an author and active Jewish feminist who delivered the keynote address, said that the participation of women in Jewish life has become increasingly/significant and visible since a' decade ago. By the end of this month, the U.S. and Canada will have 61 women rabbis, ordained according to figures presented by Klagsbrun. In addition, Klagsbrun, said, there are currently nineteen women cantors and 193 women presidents of Reform and Conservative 'Congregations. Even in the Orthodox establishment, she ob- > served, "the winds of change are definitely; blowing," a$ seen by the introduction of new Jewish! rites, such as a ritual to'honor the birth of baby girls, and the growing ■, participation of women in such activities as dancing with the Torah during Sim- chat Torah celebrations. Acceptance Tenuous '... Nevertheless, the acceptance of women into the heart of Jewish life is still tenuous, as witnessed by the experiences of Klagsbrun and other women of Conservative and even Reform backgrounds, who were surprised to find themselves excluded from minyans while : sitting shiva among family and friends who professed the same egalitarian values. Susan Weidman Schneider,, editor of the feminist Jewish' magazine Lilith, called Kadish "the single greatest consciousness raiser," in Jewish ritual life. When a choice has to be made between paying deference to the sensitivities of traditionally-minded distant relatives or to those of the deceased person's closest kin, the former it was observed, will frequently triumph. This phenomenon was viewed as a reflection of what Rela' Geffen Monson, a professor of sociology who has '.written extensively on women in, Jewish communal life, termed the "normative dilemma"— the problem of applying newly recognized values while still very influenced by socialization in a pre-Egalitarian Jewish community. As part of the same phenomenon, Klagsbrun noted, many non-Orthodox Jewish women who theoretically accept the right of women to participate fully in all areas of Jewish life, continue to,feel uncomfortable with their own roles in Jewish ritual. A major source of frustration for participants at the symposium was the failure of the Conservative move- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 15) said the President had been in direct contact with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev but would not confirm that their talk dealt with the Middle East. West Germany's Foreign Minister Hans- Dietrich Genscher reportedly warned that Western Europe's ties with the Arab world would be irreparably damaged unless there was an immediate end to the fighting in Lebanon. The Soviet press, radio' and television attacks on Israel were the most vituperative. But all of Eastern Europe joined in denouncing Israel's "aggressioit" President Nicolae Ceaucescu of Rumania, the only Communist bloc country that main-, tains diplomatic relations with Israel, vociferously attacked Israel's "militaristic policy." He was quoted by Rumania's official Ager Press news agency as calling on Israel to accept an immediate cease-fire and pull its forces out of Lebanon at once." Anti-Israel Demonstration - in Paris" A mass demonstration took place in Paris last week protesting Israeli "aggression" with the participation of the Communist Party and several major trade unions. Jewish organizations called for a counter^emonstration outside the Israeli Embassy. Diplomatic sources said that Greece and France favor the immediate imposition of sanctions against Israel. West Germany, Holland and Denmark proposed an interim period to give Israel a chance to comply with demands for a cease-fire and withdrawal. Soviet attacks on Israel seemed intended to deter an attack on Syria, which is Moscow's last foothold in the Middle East: Syria and the USSR have a mutual assistance treaty providing for automatic Soviet support if Syria is attacked. The treaty does not cover attacks on Syrian forces in Lebanon which are there within the framework of an Arab League mandate. NATO experts stressed, however, that despite the violence of its protests, Mos-, cow seems unable and prob- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) Secrecy On Arab Investments Tb Be Curbed By Proposed Bill NEW YORK (JTA)---Rep. Benjamin Rosenthal (D. NY), has announced he will introduce legislation to end the secrecy on Arab petrodollar investments in the United States. Addressing the annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith at the Grand Hyatt Hotel here, Rosenthal said the Arab investments, which he said could hold this country "hostage to foreign government control," may total between $75 billion and $200 billion. Rosenthal said his proposed legislation would have a three-pronged approach. It • would require a permanent registration system to identify all past and future in- vestments;.country-by-coun- try disclosure on the breakdown of foreign investments, and establishment o! an independent government agency to "delay or prohibit foreign-directed investment" in areas sensitive to the economy and national security of the U.S. , . The Congressman, a member of the, House Government Operations and Foreign Affairs Committee, said the legislation is needed, because of a 1974 Treasury De partment agreement with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to keep confidential the bulk of their investments in the U.S. He said the agreement must Determinated. Rosenthal told about 400 American Jewish community leaders that Senate approval of the sale of AWACS reconnaissance planes to Saudi Arabia illustrated the extent of petrodollar influence on U.S. jptolicy. "If the vote had been taken in secret, it never would have been approved," the lawmaker said, "because a majority of members of Congress believed it was not in the U.S. national interest." Organized by Saudi /Vra- bian lobbyists, a massive effort was mounted to enlist support for the AWACS sale on the part of American companies which do business with Saudi Arabia, Rosenthal added. "Tens of thousands of telegrams were received by senators from business leaders, including the heads of such firms as' Rockwell International, American Airlines, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Proctor and Gamble and Wells-Faigo Bank."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-06-17|
|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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