Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-02-02, page 01
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mmmsm ^j[^\y Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years \J[\\ LIBRAKY, OHIO HISTORICAL, SOO^fTi^ 1962 VELM* AVE. VOL. 62 NO. 5 Herzog Satisfied With Zaire Visit TEL AVIV (JTA) - President Chaim Herzog returned to Israel last week from a nine-day state visit to Zaire and Liberia and said he was very satisfied with his trip. He told reporters upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport that the most important element of his trip was possibly the very fact of the state visit itself. "The reception accorded by wife, my colleagues and myself was beyond all ex- pectations,"-he said. Herzog was the first Israeli Presi- • dent to visit Black African countries since Zaire and Liberia resumed diplomatic ties with Israel after having severed them in 1973. Herzog said the talks he held with Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko and Li- berian President Samuel Doe were a continuation of talks previously held" by Yitr zhak Shamir while he was still Foreign Minister and Ariel Sharon when he was Defense Minister during their visits to Africa two years ago-. -.Herzog noted that his visit and talks with Mobutu and Doe had been not only ceremonial, but had also resulted in concrete agreements on Israeli aid to the two countries, and-mutual cooperation. Study Shows Half Of W. Germans Have Anti-Semitic Feelings BONN (JTA) —Half of all West Germans still harbor anti- Semitic feelings of varying intensity, according to a study by Cologne University based on a sampling of 2,000 adults. The study showed that only 24 percent of the population fully rejects anti-Semitism. Turin 'Overrun' By Scholars ROME (JTA)—The city of Turin was peacefully "overrun" ^by scholars on Judaica last week during an international convention on "The Jews of Eastern Europe: From Utopia to Revolution" covering the period between 1897 and 1947.. U.S. Urged To Pressure Chile To Expel Nazi War Criminal Soviets Charge Presence Of Jews In British Cabinet Reflects 'Zionist Influence' LONDON (JTA)—A broadcast by Radio Moscow charged that the recent elevation of Leon Brittan and Nigel Law- son—both of whom are Jews—to senior British Cabinet posts reflected "the growing Zionist influence" in the country's political life and had its basis in the "support of the Jewish bourgeoisie and the numerous Zionist organizations in Britain," the World Jewish Congress reported. JewlshComrnunity Reported Safe Following Riots in Morocco PARIS (WNS)—"No Jews seem to have been killed or wounded in the riots" that swept several Moroccan cities on Jan. 20-21, according to information obtained here by Jewish organizations which have been inquiring into the fate of the Jews in that country. The organizations obtained their information from visitors returning from Morocco. They have not been able to contact their branches there because direct communications with Morocco have been suspended LOS ANGELES (JTA) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center of Yeshiva University here has urged the Reagan Administration to apply "strong and direct" pressure on the Chilean government to expel Walter Rauff, a notorious Nazi war criminal who has been living in Chile for more than 20 years. Rauff invented and supervised the mobile gas trucks used to murder an estimated 250,000 Jews before the death camps at Auschwitz, Treb- linka and other sites were set up. The request to the Administration was contained in telegrams to Secretary of ■' State George Shultz and Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Elliott Abrams. They were signed by Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper K associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center. They called on the Administration to intervene directly with President Au- gustino Pinochet of Chile, noting that Rauff has lived there openly under the protection of various regimes and "to date, Chilean authorities have .refused to move against this major World War II criminal." The State Department, they said, should become involved to help see that "Rauff does not continue to successfully evade the bar of justice. "Since the Chilean Supreme Court has ruled against his extradition, we ask you to request President Pinochet to take steps to expel Walter Rauff from Chilean society. We can think- of no more worthy issue to be. addressed by the State Department's Office for Human Rights," the telegram said. Wiesenthal Center offi cials are also discussing the possibility of Congressional hearings on the Rauff case. They reported that Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.), who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has indicated that such hearings should be convened as early as the middle of next month.: "At this stage, only strong and direct pressure from the United States can lead Chilean leaders to conclude that their country should no longer be used as a safe haven for one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals of World War II," Hier said. Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline Nationwide But Increase In Ohio By Judith Franklin , : Chronicle News Editor tion. Months Of Planning To Culminate This Weekend With National Chabad Women's Winter Convention «...-„4 T„,fWf frt iipp. \ T,eaikYear: An Extra Mea- dition Annual Dinner at Months of.planning will culminate this weekend when the National Chabad Women's Organization will from Soviet Jewry to "Resolving the Stress Factors" to medical' ethics to the "Jewish Woman in the 80s." Activities will begin- tomorrow at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center and will continue at different synagogues and the Center throughout the weekend. The theme for this convention, the first of its kind to be held in Columbus, is "The Jewish LeaftYear: An Extra Measure of Joy and Achievement." In addition to lectures and discussions, the convention will feature gourmet meals, a craft fair and a tour of Columbus. Entertainment will feature danders Mim Brodsky Chenfeld and Frayda Turkel and pianist Elliot Finkel. Saturday night, participants Will attend the House of Tra dition Annual Dinner at Beth Jacob. Rabbi David Stavsky will be the guest speaker. A student program will run concurrently throughout the weekend. For further information contact Chana Capland at 239-0124. All Jewish women of the community regardless of affiliation, are invited to attend. . Chana Capland holds its mid-winter convention in" Columbus. Chana Capland, co-ordinator, reports that over 250 _ women from all over the United States and many more from the Columbus area will be attending. Serving as co-chairwomen for the event are Jeanie Schottenstein and Denise Blank. - The three-day program will feature worshops, panel discussions, and keynote addresses on subjects ranging in Columbus, is "mejewusu v^u Utv^...u E. Schlezinger Appointed Chairman Of Columbus Jewish Federation's Yenkin Memorial Lecture Committee Edward Schlezinger, a past president of the'Columbus Jewish Federation, was appointed by Jack L. Wallick, president of the Federation, as chairman of the Abe I. Yenkin Memorial Lecture committee. The committee was established to select the principal speaker for the annual meeting of the Federation. Recent Yenkin lecturers Included author Elie Weisel, Commentary magazine publisher Norman Podhoretz and Israel's former ambassador to the United States, Simcha Dinitz. This year's annual meeting will take place on either Sept. 16 or Sept. 23. "The purpose of the committee is to formalize the selection process for the Abe I. Yenkin lecturer," Schlezinger noted. He said that the committee "allows us to do long-range planning to ensure we continue to get high quality speakers." Schlezinger said the Abe I. Yenkin Memorial Fund meets all the expenses associated with the speaker. The fund is maintained by Mrs. Abe I. Yenkin and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard K. Yenkin. Criteria for speaker selection include "having a mes-' sage relevant for Jews and the Jewish community which will contribute to the preservation and quality of Jewish life," Schlezinger explained. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) ..Anti-Semitic vandalism and other attacks against Jewish institutions, businesses and homes declined substantially nationwide in 1983. Ohio,. however, reported an increase. • ADL's National Director Nathan Perlmutter said that the annual audit conducted by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith revealed 670 incidents across the nation, a decline of 19 percent from the 829 incidents recorded in 1982. In Ohio, 11 incidents of anti- Semitic vandalism were reported in 1983 as opposed to 8 in 1982. In addition, the Beth Shalom Jewish Religious Community Center in Bloomington,-Ind., was the ' site of one of three; cases of arson reported nationally. Authorities suspect that anti- Semitism was the motivation. Michael Lieberman, assistant director of the Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana Regional Office of ADL, cautioned against reading too much into the figures. "The numbers are relevant," he said, "but they are only one barometer of anti-Semitism." Lieberman feels it is wrong to conclude from the audit that the level of anti- Jewish hostility in Ohio has increased. ' 'The numbers are too raw to draw that con-. elusion," he pointed out. He explained .that the study reflects only the reported incidents of anti- Semitism and that the figure for Ohio may be higher simply because of better report ing. "People,' are treating anti-Semitic incidents very seriously—both Jews and non-Jews. Public awareness . is up," he said. The nationwide total for 1982 was almost 15 percent lower than the 974 recorded in 1981. The two-year decline reversed a sharply upward trend reported since 1979. "Regardless of the decline in anti-Semitic incidents in the past two years," Perl- mutter noted, "the stark fact remains that, in 1983, there were 670 incidents of anti- Semitic vandalism. The vandalizing of even one religious institution or one home because of the religion or race of the occupant is one too many." He called for continuing educational, legislative and law enforcement efforts. Jewish Organizations Express Outrage Oyer Recent'Pravda'Article NEW YORK (WNS) -Two American Jewish organizations, the American Jewish Committee and "Union of Councils For Soviet Jews . have expressed "shock and outrage" over an article in the Soviet Communist Party daily, Pravda, which claimed that Zionism and Nazism grew from the same roots. The article, published Jan. 17, likened, the present Israeli leadership and its methods to Hitler and.the Nazis and reiterated a familiar charge in Soviet anti- Zionist propaganda that Zionist leaders actually collaborated with the Nazis.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-02-02|
|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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