Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-04-19, page 01
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... ,-.rt.. ,. i%, ii/ X. J-.-*'*.',.ir-iK *.< -".' -i*iW*rs*k*\ ^f' V XJW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years Vl7/\V\ UBRAKY, OHIO HISTORICAL SCrG^^X 1982 VELMr". AVE. t OOLti. 0, 43S11 EXCH * VOL.62 .NO. 16 APRIL19.1984-NISAN17 Devoted to American And Jewish ideals freshmen Members Of U.S. House Urge Soviets To Allow Jews To Emigrate WASHINGTON (JTA) - Freshmen members of the House have urged Soviet leader Konstantin Chernen- ko to allow Jews and others to emigrate as a positive gesture for the beginning of his tenure in office. "As members of the 98th Congressional Class for Soviet Jewry, we are writing to urge that you begin your tenure in office with an important humanitarian gesture: reversing the Soviet policy of repression and harassment of Soviet Jews and iall other-minorities and allowing those who want to emigrate to do so," the Congressmen said in a letter to. Chernenko. "We hope that under the new Soviet leadership, U.S.-Soviet relations will enter a new period of trust," the letter said. Rep. Mel Levine (D. Calif.), co-chairman of the group made up of 77 of the 81 first term members of the House, said he hoped the change of leadership in the USSR would bring about a change- of policy toward Jews. Black Muslim Leader Extols Hitler Morris Skilken, president of Heritage Village, and the Village's first lady, Eleanor Resler, are holding the Eleanor and Jack Resler "Life With Dignity" Award plaque. Nominations Being Accepted For Annual Heritage Village 'Life With Dignity' Award "Nominations for Heritage Village's most prestigious honor—the Eleanor and Jack Resler 'Life With Dignity' ■ Award—are now being accepted." says Dr. Dorothy Rubenstein, chairwoman of this year's Eleanor and Jack Resler Dr. Jeremy Cohen To Speak At Yom HaShoah Service 29 At Tifereth Israel April A memorial service dedicated to the remembrance of all victims of the Holocaust will be held at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad St. The service is planned to coincide with Yom Hashoah day, which is marked in communities across the nation as a time to remember Holocaust victims. Dr. Jeremy Cohen, Samuel and Esther Melton Chair of Jewish History and Jewish Studies and associate professor of history at Ohio State University, will be the keynote speaker, Dr, Cohen will address "Conquering the Moment of Tragedy," an explanation of how Jews have historically withstood catastrophic experience to emerge looking forward to the future. Dr. Cohen is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. He was graduated as valedictorian from Columbia College of Columbia University and he holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Cornell University. Dr. Cohen was a John Jay National. Scholar and a New York State, Regents' Scholar. while an undergraduate. In 1983, he won the National Jewish .Book Award for a work of scholarship. "Life With Dignity" Award Selection Committee. Louis Robins is serving as co- chairman of the committee. -Presentation of the award - will be a highlight of this year's Heritage Village Annual Meeting. Dr. Rubenstein explained that the award, named for the major benefactors of Heritage House, was created in 1977 to annually recognize outstanding individuals of the community who demonstrate exemplary commitment and concern for the residents of Heritage Village. Previous recipients of the award include Sylvia Schecter, Don Erkis, Sol Morton Isaac, Morris Skilken, Sol Zell and Charlotte Mentser. Written nominations may be forwarded to Dr. Rubenstein at Heritage House, 1151 College Ave. The deadline for receipt of all nominations is Friday, April 27. WASHINGTON (JTA) — Controversy boiled anew last week over Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan, a leading supporter of Rev. Jesse Jackson, who confirmed that he had acclaimed Hitler as a "very great man" who "rose Germany up from nothing." Farrakhan, who heads the Nation of Islam group, offered his assessment of the Fuhrer in a March 11 nationwide radio broadcast. It was largely overlooked then because in the same broadcast he urged Blacks to ostracize a Black reporter, Milton Coleman, who disclosed in The Washington Post that Jackson had referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymie- town." "Hitler Was a Very Great. Man" The Chicago Tribune quoted Farrakhan, in. his March 11 broadcast as saying: "Here, the Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call him Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn't great for me as a Black person, but he was a great German, and he rose Germany up from the ashes of her defeat by the united force of Europe and America after the first world war. "Now, I'm not proud of Hitler's evils against the Jewish people. But that's a matter of record. He rose Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you -could say there's a similarity in that we're rising our people up from nothing. But don't compare me with your wicked killers." Subsequent threats against Jews if they harmed Jackson and against the physical safety of Coleman and his family, propelled Farrakhan into national prominence because of his close association with Jackson's campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Jackson has dissociated himself from Far- rakhan's remarks but has refused to reject his support. Two Jewish leaders de- Local Hospitals Visited By Beth Jacob Mitzvah Mobile Pictured above are members of the Beth Jacob Youth Group N.C.S.Y. Central East Region as they prepare for visiting the local hospitals bringing matzoh to Jewish patients. Left to right are Liz Szames, president; Sheri Vinar; Lawrence Bihsky; Cheryl Goldmeier; Susie Kent; Brent Levison; Mary Mager; Staci Gutter and Penina Capland. Arens Accuses Egypt Of Preparing To Violate Israeli-Egyptian Treaty Dr. Jeremy Cohen The memorial service is sponsored, under the leadership of Columbus Board of Rabbis President David Stavsky, by: Agudas Achim, Ahavas Sholom, Beth' Am, Beth Jacob, Beth Shalom, Beth Tikvah, Ohio State University Hillel, Tifereth Israel (CONTINUED ON PAG? 3) TEL AVIV (JTA) —Israel Defense Minister Moshe Arens accused Egypt last week of preparing to violate the military terms of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. He claimed in a radio interview that Egypt is building a military infrastructure in Sinai sufficient for an entire field army. Arens said that while the military annex to the 1979 peace treaty does not define the limits of the infrastruc ture Egypt can build in SinaiN it limits Egyptian troop * deployment on the peninsula to a single division. According to Arens, the Egyptians are building facilities for an army of at least four divisions. He said Israel feared that Egypt would soon be capable of the rapid deployment of more troops than are allowed in Sinai under the treaty. Arens, who opposed both the Camp David accords and the peace treaty with Egypt when he was, at the time, chairman of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, complained about the state of Egypt's relations with Israel. Israel did not give up the entire Sinai "merely to have an Egyptian Ambassador in Tel Aviv for only three years, up to when he was "withdrawn ih 1982," the Defense Minister said. -r- HAPPY PASSOVER from the Ohio Jewish Chronicle ' nounced the Black Muslim . leader for extolling Hitler and urged Jackson again to repudiate Farrakhan. Rabbi Alexander Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, said, "Mr. Farrakhan has placed a storm cloud over Jesse Jackson's rainbow coalition, and the result is a dark and deeply disturbing shadow over the American : political scene." Schindler added, "I pray that Rev. Jackson will use this latest wild and irresponsible statement by his supporter, Louis Farrakhan to at last publicly dissociate himself from Mr. Farrakhan and the dangerous demagogy he represents." Julius Berman, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; said: "If Mr. Farrakhan plans to do for the Black people what Hitler did for the German people, he is an even greater menace to our country, to American Blacks and to the cause of racial justice and racial amity than he has already shown himself to be. "Calling Hitler a 'great man' — even 'wickedly (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) Governor Celeste To Participate In May 3 Ceremony Governor Richard F. Celeste will participate in the 1984. Ohio Days of Remembrance Ceremony, to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, at noon, Thursday, May 3, in the Statehouse Rotunda, The ecumenical program will be convened by the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. It will include a proclamation presentation by the governor and a memorial candlelighting ceremony by children and grandchildren of Holocaust victims. Rep. Lee Fisher will moderate the program. Representatives of Jewish community organizations ' across Ohio are scheduled to participate. The week of April 29-May 5 has been proclaimed by Governor Celeste as "Days of Remembrance" in Ohio. Actor Ben Bonus Dead At Age 63 NEW YORK (JTA)-Ben Bonus, who made his reputation in the Yiddish theater as . an actor and a producer, died recently in Miami at the age of 63. Death was at- . tributed to a, heart attack.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-04-19|
|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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