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I i! i ii axe Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community (or Over 40 Years WL 11 BRAKY, OHIO HISTORICAL SOC<LiyrY 198£ VELMa AVE. S CQL6. 0. 43ai1 EXCH VOL.62 NO. 11 MARCH 15,1984-ADAKII11 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals .fi Spain Interested In Diplomatic Relations With Israel ' BRUSSELS (JTA)—Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez Mar- quez of Spain indicated here last week that his government is very much interested in establishing diplomatic relations with Israel. He also expressed admiration for "the Jewish lobby in Europe, in the United States and in Latin America" for their tenacious support of Israel. Egypt To Host Palestinian Conference LONDON (JTA)—Egypt is to be the site of a conference "in support of the Palestinian people" to be held at the end of this month, the World Jewish Congress reported last week. Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat is to attend the meeting to be convened in Cairo on March 30, according to a broadcast carried by Radio Cairo, which was monitored here by WJC sources. Preparations were reportedly already underway for the event. Pope To Meet With Swiss Jews GENEVA (JTA)—Pope John Paul II will meet with.leaders of the Federation of Jewish Communities when he visits Switzerland in June, it was announced here last week. The meeting will be held in the town of Freiburg on the second day of the Pontiff's week-long visit. Jewish circles expressed satisfaction that the meeting will be one of the first items on the Pope's agenda. He is expected to discuss with the Jewish leaders such matters as Jewish-Christian relations, holy places and relations between the Vatican and Israel. Israel Reacts Bitterly To Lebanese Abrogation Of May 17 Agreement JERUSALEM (JTA)- Although hardly unexpected, Lebanon's formal abrogation last week of its May. 17, 1983 withdrawal and security agreement with Israel drew bitter reactions here. An official statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office blamed Syria for "forcing Lebanon to surrender to a diktat which means a death sentence for Lebanon's independence." The Reagan Administration, which played a major role in negotiating the agreement, also reacted strongly to the announcement in Beirut of the abrogation of the accord. The decision to cancel the accord was announced after an extraordinary session of the Lebanese Cabinet by Cabinet secretary Shafiq Mneimneh. "The Cabinet at its meeting under President Amin Gemayel today decided to cancel this unratified agreement and to consider it null and void," the statement said. It followed by several days Gemayel's return from Damascus where he had conferred at - length with President Hafez Assad of Syria. ~ Abandonment of the pact, the second to be signed between Israel and a neighboring Arab state, was Syria's main condition for good relations with the Gemayel re gime and a ceasefire between the .Lebanese army and the Syrian-backed Moslem and Druze factions battling against it. Mneimneh hinted, however, that Lebanon was prepared to renegotiate terms for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from south Lebanon. He spoke of guarantees that Beirut would prevent the re- infiltration of terrorists into the region close to Israel's northern border. This was greeted by skepticism in Israel. The statement from the Prime Minister's Office said that inasmuch as Lebanon has proven "unable to fulfill its international commitments and prevent south Lebanon from becoming .once again a base of terrorism, Israel will, by itself, know how to find the suitable ways of protecting its security." Appeals For Constitutional m To Allow Voluntary rayer9 in Public Schools Purim March 18 ADAR II 14 Purim is a joyous festival; celebrating the deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to destroy them In the days of Persia's King Ahasuerus. it is recounted in the reading of the Megillah—the Book of Esther—this year on Saturday night, March 17. WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Reagan made a strong appeal again last week for a Constitutional amendment that would "al- Synagogue Files Class Action Suit Against Vandals WASHINGTON (JTA) - A Silver Spring Conservative synagogue that was defaced by anti-Semitic slogans in Nov., ,1982, filed a class action suit last week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against eight men alleged to be responsible for the desecration. The suit seeks $3,000 to cover the cost of removing the red anti-Semitic graffiti which was spray-painted on the outside walls'of Shaare Tefila ■ synagogue. It also seeks monetary damages for ' emotional distress and puni-' tive damages. Marshall Levin, the congregation's executive director, said any money awarded will be given to the Montgomery County Human Relations Commission. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) low voluntary vocal prayer" in public schools. "I'm convinced that passage of this amendment would do more than any other action to reassert the faith and values that made America great," Reagan said in a speech to the 42nd annual convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Reagan, who has made the school prayer amendment a major issue of his campaign for re-election, urged the evangelicals to express their support to members of" the Senate and .House in order to ensure that the amendment ' gets the necessary two- thirds vote in both houses of Congress. 1 Aim Of The Amendment Reagan stressed that his amendment "explicitly states that no child must ever be forced to recite a prayer. Nor would it allow MEW LEGAL CHALLENGE TO NA2IS IN U.S. Five Holocaust Survivors File Class Action Legal Suit Against Former Yugoslav Nazi Artukovic LOS ANGELES (JTA) - Five Holocaust survivors from Yugoslavia, who are now American citizens, have filed a "class action legal suit against Andrija Artukovic, the former minister of the interior of the Nazi puppet state of Croatia, the Simon Wiesenthal Center at Yeshiva University reported. The action was taken last week when the complaint was filed in the.U.S.' District Court B'nai B'rith Women Culminate Winter Membership Campaign B'nai B'rith Women will culminate their winter membership campaign witlMheir Annual Paid-Up Membership Event on Sunday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Players Theatre. The history of B'nai B'rith Women dates back to 1847r when it was formed as a ' women's social auxiliary of B'nai B'rith. Soon it moved into the serious work of philanthropy and community service, however. B'nai B'rith Women mobilized for the war effort-and when the State of Israel was-established., they were there t^-OU,. • *~ '(CMWIiTOEtfON, PAGE 4) any State to compose the words of a prayer. But under this amendment, the federal government could not forbid voluntary vocal prayer in our schools. And by reasserting our children's freedom of religious expression, the amendment would help them to understand the diversity of America't religious beliefs and practices," Reagan said. Some supporters of the amendment in the Senate are suggesting that prayer should be silent rather than vocal. But Weicker and other opponents of the amendment have argued that children can pray now in school, but they are opposed to an organized prayer period. The House is not expected to bring up the amendment until after the Senate, with a vote expected to be close, acts. National Jewish organiza- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) Abraham Karp To Participate In Conference On American Judaism The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at the Ohio State University announces a conference, American Judaism Since the Tercentenary: 1954-1984. This conference will bring together, for the first time in three decades, a group of scholars who have been studying religious trends in the American Jewish community. Central District of California. The survivors have asked the court for a jury trial with the hope that the final judgment will enable them to recover compensatory and punitive damages for personal loss and injury sustained by them, as a result of ArtukoviC's crimes- against humanity and other violations of international and Yugoslavian law. The suit also seeks a declaration of rights on behalf of the class members, so they can establish, in the litigation, the fact that Artukovic is legally responsible for those war crimes. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Wiesenthal Center, said that "this new initiative - in the ongoing legal battle against the Nazis among us, if successful, will send a message to former Nazis re- sidjnghere thaj they will no ' V 7 '(CONTINUED C-N PAGE IS) Dr. Abraham Karp The conference will beheld on Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10. Daytime sessions will be in the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio" State University. Monday evening's session, "Beliefs and Challenges: Conservative, Orthodox, Reform," will be held at the Jewish Center. Session I of the conference will begin Monday morning at 9 a.m. This session will ex plore Conservative Judaism since 1954 and will have Professor Abraham Karp as the keynote speaker. Dr. Karp is professor of history and religious studies and the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester. He is the author of many books on American Jewish history including A History of the United Synagogue of America; The Jewish Way of Life and Thought; Golden Door to America: The Jewish Immigrant Experience; To Give Life: The UJA in the Shaping of the American Jewish Community and a forthcoming Work, Haven and Home, A History of the Jews in America. In addition, Dr. Karp has edited a five volume work on The Jewish Experience in America, and co-edited Texts and Studies in American Jewish History. Prof. Karp received his B.A., magna . cum laude, from Yeshiva University and ordination, MHL and DD from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is presently corresponding member of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Presentation of papers will follow Dr. Karp's lecture. These papers include work . (CONTINUED ON PAGE «> -I -.- . ..r ,. .,-,>.• . .Uti.l...'/-;'.';. ..>. ....
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-03-15|
|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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