Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-10-20, page 01
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r it .!' l'\- ir .it m \t V' 2jW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years' \yA\\ ' LIBRARY;' OHIO HlSJOniCAL, SOC*4^ -„, 1 982 VEUMA AVE. . cols.,ov-: 43S11 - E,XCH VOL. 01 NO. 43 OCTOBER 20,1983-CHESHVAN 13 Devoted to American and Jewish (deals. idosr Resigns As finance Minister Jack L. Wallick Wallick Elected CJF President Jack L. Wallick was elected president of, the Columbus Jewish Federation at its annual meeting, Sept. 18. Wallick has been in the forefront of Jewish community activities for more than two decades. He has been vice-president of Federation; member of the Board of Trustees of Heritage House; president, Heritage Tower; ~ a member of the Building Committee of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Tifereth Israel. He served as 1983 chairman of the Allocations Steering Committee which is charged with the responsibility of wisely and equitably distributing the money raised from the United Jewish Fund Campaign. In 1980, he was the United Jewish Fund Campaign- general chairman. In 1979, he was the Advance Gifts chairman, prior to that, associate chairman of trades and professions. Wallick was born in New Orleans and received his degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University. He is president of Wallick Construction Company. U.S. Denies 'Secret Deal' With Syria WASHINGTON (JTA)-The State Department denied last week that there was any "secret deal" between the U.S. and Syria in which the Syrians who keep the Palestine Liberation Organization out of the Shouf mountains in Lebanon. But State Department spokesman John Hughes indicated that the U.S. would not be displeased if the Syrians were able to accomplish this. "Obviously, we favor the removal of the PLO from Lebanon by any means that can be achieved, as we favor the departure of the Syrians and Israelis," he said. Jewish Cemetery Vandalized BONN (JTA)—Police are investigating the yandalization of one of the four Jewish cemeteries in Cologne where some 60 gravestones were overturned and partially or completely demolished recently. A spokesman for the local Jewish community said it was the most serious desecration of a Jewish burial ground in Germany since World War II. The upended stones were not daubed with anti-Semitic slogans as is often the case in such incidents. Ironically, the Cologne cemetery, which is 300 years old, survived the Nazi era intact. Shekel JERUSALEM (JTA)-Fi- nance Minister Yoram Aridor resigned from the Cabinet last Thursday in the midst of Israel's worst economic crisis and furious controversy over a plan he had just announced, that would link Israel's faltering currency exclusively to the .U.S. Dollar. Aricfor emerged from a specially convened Cabinet meeting minutes after itbe- gari at 6 p.m. local time to tell reporters that he had Columbus Section, NCJW To Coordinate 1983 Women's Plea For Soviet Jewry The Board of Directors of the National Council of Jewish Women issued the following statement: "Recent establishment of a Soviet anti-Zionist committee and the issuance of government-sponsored anti- Zionist and anti-Semitic propaganda have increased the severity of official anti- Semitism in that country to alarming proportions. The intentions of the Soviet Union are clear: isolate Jews from the rest of the Soviet citizenry and intimidate them so they will not seek permission to leave. The Soviet government contends that most Jews who want to emigrate have already left. The National Council on Soviet Jewry estimates that at least 300,000 Jews have asked to emigrate. Further Soviet harassment has included non-delivery of mail or the removal of return addresses on letters, imprisoning Jews requesting to emigrate." This statement was sent to President Reagan, Secre tary of State Shultz, U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick and other appropriate officials. NCJW calls (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) tendered his resignation. His term in office was the shortest oh record. He left only three days after being sworn in as a member of Premier Yitzhak Shamir's new government. He had served as Finance Minister in the previous government headed by Premier Mena-? chem Begin. Aridor defended his so- called "Dollarization" plan in Yediot Achronot and later confirmed by him in a noontime radio interview. He conceded, however, that under the present circumstances he could not contribute toward its implementation or to any of the economic reforms currently under consideration. Aridor's departure came - ■ -r^*****. *** < Working on the Dec. 11 Women's Plea for Soviet Jewry are: (back row, 1. to r.) Claudia Rinkov, chairwoman; Eric Rbsenman, "staff member of the Community -Relations Committee; Alice Taub of B'nai B'rifh Women; Janet Fisher of Hadassah; (front row) Judy Maybruck, NCJW vice president; Gail Hollander, president, NCJW; Karen Moss, who will speak on her recent trip to Russia, and Toby Portman, of the local Section, NCJW. Smithsonian Museum To Display Artifacts Depicting Czech Jewry WASHINGTON (JTA)- During World War II, the Nazis in occupied Czechoslovakia brought artifacts from the Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia to Prague for a planned "museum of an extinct race." By the end of the war, they had assembled some 94,000 objects depicting the religious and secular life of Czech Jewry. These items are now part of the some 140,000 artifacts . in the State Jewish Museum of Czechoslovakia in Prague. Now, nearly 400 historical' and artistic objects are on loan to the U.S. for an exhibition, "The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak Slate* Collections," which opens Nov. 9 at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History. At a press conference at the museum, Anna Cohen, project director of the exhibit and director of museum development for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, called the Czech collection1 "one W the largest and most important collections of ethnic art in the world." This is the first time any of the items have been allowed to leave Czechoslovakia. At the press conference, Mark Talisman, life chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and director of the Washington office of the Council of Jewish Federations, described the 15-year effori to bring this about. Talisman said the effort began in 1968 when an as- ' sistant to the then Rep. Charles Vanik (D. Ohio) and the Congressman, who is of Czech descent, visited the state Jewish Museum in Prague. From; then until 1979, they sought permission to be able to see the parts of the collection that were hot on display. In 1979, Talisman and two Jewish professors were able to view what' he called an "incredible sight" of thousands of pieces stored in the museum buildings, in- cluding^one floor filled with Torah scroll covers. Talisman had high praise for the "loving care" that the Czech government and the more than 140 employees of the Jewish Museum have given to the artifacts. Peggy Loar, director of the Smithsonian Institution's Travelling Exhibition Ser- as no surprise. His policies had been under severe criticism from Cabinet colleagues as well as the political opposition for some time. Members of Likud's Liberal Party wing reportedly told Shamir that either Aridor went or they would leave his coalition. . Last Desperate Attempt His "Dollarization" plan was seen by many as a last desperate attempt to remain in office. Its basic premise. was that the U.S. Dollar or its Shekel equivalent would become the official currency of Israel. All transactions, salaries, prices and the national budget itself would be calculated in Dollar terms. As Aridor had ex- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 19) vice which is organizing the exhibit, said that 109 individuals and organizations contributed more than $1 million to bring the exhibit to the U.S. The major gift was from Philip Morris, Inc. The exhibit will run in Washington through Dec, 31, It will then go on display at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Jan. 21-March 18; the Jewish Museum in New York, April 15-Aug. 26; f.he San Diego Museum of Art, Sept. 22-Nov. 18; the Detroit Institute of Arts, March 12-May 5, 1985, and the Wadsworth Athcneum, Hartford, Conn., June 3-July 29,1985. Concurrent with the exhibition; children's drawings from the Terezin con- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) CHRONICLE LATE?-CALL THE POST OFFICE Chronicle Readers Rely Oil Thursday Delivery What causes more furor in the Central Ohio Jewish community than Martin's running out of matzoh on Passover? The Ohio Jewish Chronicle not being delivered on Thursday? "For 62 years, the Chronicle has arrived in the homes of subscribers via the U.S. Mail as second class periodical material. For the last 20 years, the Chronicle has been delivered to the main Post Office on Wednesday morning so that it could arrive in most subscribers' homes on Thursday," according to Milton Pinsky, Chronicle publisher. Subscribers and advertisers have become accustomed to this and they_ depend on it, he pointed out. During the past six months, however, this pattern has not been consistent, Pinsky notes. Even though the Chronicle has never reached the Post Office late/ papers have reached their destinations on Friday, Saturday—even as late as Monday. "Mistakes occasionally occur," says Lee Pinsky, Chronicle circulation-manager, "arid on the rare occasion that our mailers bag or tag papers improperly, the Post Office is supposed to notify us so that we can correct these errors immediately and not delay the processing of the mail." In three recent instances, though, the Post Office has been at fault, Mrs. Pinsky explains. Bags of papers have been lost, only to be found days later and papers have been held up on the Post Office dock for no apparent reason or without notification. Efforts by the Chronicle staff to resolve the issue .have met repeatedly with "no success. Dottie Freedman, of. the Chronicle staff, says, "Getting accurate information from the Post Office is a problem. Everyone contacted offers a different excuse," The Jewish Center, Federation and Jewish National Fund report similar frustrations. Meanwhile, the phone in the Chronicle office continues to ring off the hook whenever the papers are not ' delivered on Thursday and harried office staff try to . find the, right person to contact in the postal bureaucracy to remedy the problem. Readers are urged to call the Postmaster, Main Post Office, 469-4266, in addition to the Chronicle office anytime the paper arrives later than usual. "At least we know that our readers look forward to, reading the papers," says Diane Levi, Chronicle associate editor, "and hope they continue to do so. We will do everything in our power to make sure that they continue to have a quality paper to read—and on time."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-10-20|
|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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