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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAITH
THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY
VOL. 26 NO. 15
Mheastcrn Synagogue Conference Slated For Week-End
BEHIND THE
HEADLINES
IN ISRAEL
BY ADA OREN
I INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES
TEL AVIV
I A number of small plastic en
terprises are being founded in
Krael independently of the big
troject based on President Weiz
■nann’s patents.
I A director of the "Shimshon"
toment works in Hartuv, which
Bras partly demolished by Arabs
Brhile still in the course of con
struction, has arrived in Israel
Bo work out blueprints for its
Reconstruction. The works, most-
By British -owned, had received a
loan of $3,200,000 under a guar
antee of the mandatory govern-
Bent. Some of the directors are
Bow looking for ways to prevent
■he sale of the machinery already
Installed to Australia by share-
Bolders who wish to recoup the
losses they sustained as a result
Bf the war.
j Technical and financial inves
tigations are progressing toward
Ihe foundation of a pipe-manu
lacturing industry in Israel by
Ihe Histadrut and national en
terprises of Solel Bench, ha-
Ifashbir, Nir, and the private
Bipe importers’ association.
Ileanwhile all interested parties
Brith Jewish Agency cooperation,
lave entered a partnership for
Ihe immediate importation of
Becessary piping with a joint cap
ital of $1,000,000.
I The industrialists' association
B conducting negotiations with
Be government of Israel con
cerning the allocation of funds
Bom the forthcoming American
loan for the equipment of new
Blants, replacement of outmoded
B r worn-out machinery, and the
Requisition of basic raw mater-
Bit. The association is conduct
ing an inquiry among its mem
■*rs concerning their require
ments and also provides for the
Becking of all data submitted
It outside experts.
I The possibilities of acquiring
■he requested articles in cheaper
markets, such as in the sterling
B ea « are also being considered,
B|d the material thus gathered
Bill serve as a basis for govern
ment allocations. The machin-
By to be acquired by funds from
|he lean will probably be lent,
B>t immediately, by the govern
ment of Israel to manufacturers,
B view of the lack of adequate
lapital reserves in this field of
Business. It is expected that pri
ority will be given to the setting-
PP of enterprises in underdevel
oped parts of the country.
I It is recognized here that Is
laels economy will have to be
o‘STidly supervised in order to
0** Vent the leaking of loan funds
Bto transactions for the acquisi
f° n of consumer goods as a re-
Blt of Israel's presently-adverse
f ade balance. All final decis-
B ns concerning the disposal of
P* loan have been temporarily
prtponed.
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ATLANTA, GA.—Alexander F. Miller. Director of the Southern
Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, pre
sents the first copy of "How Secure These Rights?" to reach the
South to Mrs. M. E. Tilly of Atlanta, Ga., outstanding Southern
Church and Civic Leader. "How Secure These Rights?", just pub
lished by Doubleday & Co., is the ADL's survey on the status of
anti-Semitism in the United States-during 1948.
Israel's Independence Day Celebrated
On May 4th With Mass Demonstration
New York—A mass demonstra
tion at Madison Square Park in
the afternoon and a concert
meeting at Carnegie Hall in the
evening both events scheduled
for May 4th—highlighted the
official celebration by the Ameri
can Zionist movement of Israel’s
first anniversary of statehood,
it was announced today by the
American Zionist Emergency
Council. The date —correspond-
ing to the fifth day of the month
Iyar of the Hebrew calendar
has been designated by the Is
raeli Government as the official
celebration.
The evening celebration at
Carnegie Hall was highlighted
by a concert presented by seven
ty-five members of the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra led by
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IZZER SOLOMON
Isler Solomon, conductor of the
Columbus Philharmonic Orches
tra. Mr. Solomon, who will leave
for Israel on the following day,
was the guest conductor of the
Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra
last summer at the time when the
Jewish State proclaimed its in
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1949
dependence. During the eleven
weeks he spent in Israel, Mr.
Solomon conducted thirty-three
concerts. He took his orchestra
to army camps and played for
combat troops in the field, with
in earshot of enemy lines.
Israel's First Birthday Marks
Turning Point In Its History
BY VICTOR H. BERNSTEIN
Israel celebrates its first birthday with a record of achievement
unsurpassed in the history of modern states. Yet it still faces in the
dawn of its second year, a struggle as critical in its way as any that
it has mastered, the economic struggle for survival.
In the brief and dramatic 12-
month period just past, Israel
has:
1. Single-handedly smashed
joint aggression by five Arab
armies.
2. Created a stable, represen
tative government which has
earned diplomatic recognition
from more than 50 nations.
3. Shattered historical prece
dent by increasing its population
30 per cent through immigration.
4. Despite war and early poli
tical chaos, launched schemes for
national development proportion
ately without peer anywhere in
the world.
These accomlishments were
the more remarkable because
they were achieved in the face
of relentless and implacable op
position by the British Empire,
which fought its war against the
Jewish state openly in the United
Nations and covertly on the bat
tlefields of Jerusalem and the
Negev.
As this was written, not all
the political and military vic
tories have yet been pushed
through to their inevitable frui-
26 Southern Congregations To
Meet In Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Southeastern Synagogue Conference comprising 26 tra
ditional synagogues in the South will hold its annual convention be
ginning Friday, May 6th through Monday, May 9th, in the B'nai Zion
Synagogue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, it was announced by Harry Stern
of Nashville, Tennessee, chairman of the executive board.
Jewish Broadcast
Slated For Sunday
“The Second Sin”, an original
radio drama written by Ernest
Kinoy for the Eternal Light, will
be the program’s feature presen
tation on Sunday, May 8, 1949
(NBC network, 12:30 - 1:00 PM
DST), according to an announce
ment by the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America under
whose auspices the program is
conducted.
Next week’s script is the ten
der story of a young Palestinian
boy whose sight is destroyed in
a wartime accident.
Approaching young manhood
at the time Israel is struggling
for freedom, he is disconsolate
over his inability to help.
Through his old violin teacher,
however, he learns that he too
will be remembered along with
the workers and fighters build
ing the new State, for his music
can create a warmth in men that
“lights up the spirit and brings
the sun down to earth where all
can reach it.”
With Transjordan, Egypt and
Lebanon, Israel has achieved an
armistice, but not yet final peace.
With Syria, it has achieved a
cease-fire, but not yet an armis
tice. With the United Nations,
it has achieved the blessing of
the Security Council as a peace
loving nation, but not yet mem
bership.
Moreover, a three-power Con
ciliation Commission made up
of the U.S.A., France and Turkey
must yet turn in its report to
its parent body, the General As
sembly of the United Nations.
Until this report comes, probab
ly next September, the boundar
ies of Israel may not be formally
fixed, and the vexing questions
of the status of Jerusalem and
of the Arab refugees may not
be finally solved.
But it is already generally ac
cepted that there is nothing the
Arab states can do, nor is there
anything that the United Na
tions will do, fundamentally to
alter the present map of Israel
or to curtail its sovereignty as an
independent state.
The principal speakers at the
main session of the conference on
Sunday, May Bth, will include
Rabbi Irwin Gordon, Director of
the Office of Community Pro
gram of Yeshiva University; Rab
bi Herschel Schacter of the
Bronx, New York, former Army
Chaplain and Dr. Sidney B. Hoe
nig, Associate Professor of Jew
ish History at Yeshiva Univer
sity.
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Rabbi Irwin Gordon
Representing the Etz Hayim
Congregation of Jacksonville
at the convention will be
Rabbi Mendel Feldman, Sam
Janow, Jack Husney, Irving
Cohen. A. Ralph, and Max
Mirkis.
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Or. Sidney B. Hoenig
In announcing the plans for the
convention, Mr. Stern said that
the traditional synagogues in the
South will seek, at the conven
tion, to map an extensive and
comprehensive program to fur
ther an understanding of tradi
tional Judaism.
Among the subjects to be dis
cussed at the conference will be
the acquisition of a full time di
(Continued on Pago Eight)
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