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VOL. 28 NO. 40
U. S. Will Ask Israel io Join Near
Eastern Defensive Alliance
WASHINGTON, (JTA) The United States Government will
ask Israel to enter a defensive arrangement for the Near East, al
though this invitation might alienate Arab states which will also be
asked to join, it was indicated in government circles here.
Under such a defensive alli
ance, Israel would co-operate—
under a British command—with
the Arab states, Turkey and
Greece to protect the Eastern
, Mediterranean, it was stated.
Discussions to this effect appar
ently took place in Tel Aviv be
tween U. S. Ambassador Monnet
B. Davis and Israel Premier
David Ben-Gurion.
The State Department seems
determined to protect Israel’s
interest in whatever arrange
ments the Western Powers may
reach with Egypt, which has
been invited to become one of
the founding members of a Near
Eastern defense organization, it
was learned here. This point of
view was conveyed to the Israel
Government by Ambassador
Davis when he visited Israel’s
Foreign Office last week-end.
At the present moment, the
United States and Britain enter
tain the hope that they will suc
ceed in bringing Egypt and Israel
into an agreement. Continued
Egyptian intransigeance would
meet with stem measures from
Washington, it is believed here.
However, British circles are less
confident of the possibility of
bringing Egypt and Israel to
gether, although it is understood
here that the British Minister in
Tel Aviv indicated that Britain is
prepared to make strong efforts
to bring about an Arab-Israeli
“The main stronghold against in
filtration into the East is going
to be little Israel, and it is time
the world came to realize this,”
Claud Beckett, Mayor of Johan
nesburg, said here in an inter
view with the Jewish Telegraph
ic Agency, following a brief visit
to Israel.
NEW YORK, (JTA) The at
titude of the Australian govern
ment towards admission of Jew
ish victims of Nazism into Aus
tralia was praised here by Ben
jamin M. Green, president of the
Executive Council of Australian
Jewry, now on a visit to the Uni
ted States.
“There has been a steady im
migration bf Jewish refugees to
Australia,” Mr. Green said. “On
several, occasions the Australian
Government has relaxed its own
regulations in order to facilitate
the entry of European Jews.”
Attempt To Bomb
Synagogue in
Miami Fails
MIAMI, (JTA) The Miami
bomb squad has arrested and
questioned four persons in con
nection with an unsuccessful at
tempt to bomb Temple Israel
here last week.
Several sticks of dynamite
were found by four boys who
doused them with water and
then called police. The authori
ties believe that the dynamite
failed to explode because of a
faulty fuse. At the same time, a
Ku Klux Klan sign was found
scrawled on the synagogue wall.
Earlier, a sign in German was
found on Tiforeth Israel Center
threatening Jews and Negroes
with the fate of the Jews in Ger
many. After that, several anony
mous telephone calls threatening
to blast the center were received
by its officers. Last June a bomb
wrecked the partially completed
center and delayed its comple
tion many weeks.
The 1,900-year history of the
Malabar “Black Jews” in India
will shortly end. According to a
decision of the 1,800-person com
munity, which has no quarrel
with the Indian Government or
people, its members will migrate
to Israel.
The “Black Jews” so called be
cause their skin is dark, came to
this country following the de
struction of the Second Temple
of Jerusalem in 70 C. E. At that
time,* the local king of Malabar
granted the Jews the same rights
and privileges as other subjects
and exempted them from taxa
tion. Their leader, Joseph Rab
ban, was granted the following
privileges: to ride an elephant; to
have a state umbrella; and “to
call out to clear low casts from
the street upon his approach.”
The language of these Jews is the
same that is spoken by other resi
dents of the state of Malabar,
except that it also contains a
mixture of Spanish and Hebrew
ish Agency’s cultural department
and the Hebrew World Union
are planning to re-open Hebrew
schools in Abyssinia for Falasha
Jewish children, it was reported
here. The schools for the Ethio
pian Jews were closed when
Italy occupied the country.
Jewish Broadcast
Slated for Sunday
On October 28th, the Eternal
Light (12:30-1:00 P. M. EST, NBC
Network) will present “In the
Silent House,” written by Mor
ton Wishengrad, according to an
announcement by the Jewish
Theological Seminary of Amer
ica, under whose auspices the
program is conducted.
“In the Silent House” is the
story of a miracle of faith: the
wonder of a child who is taught
to live, even though she is blind,
deaf and dumb. “From whence
shall my help come, my help
cometh from the Lord.”
Rabbi Lefkowitz
Speaks At Home
For Aged
Mr. Arthur Gutman, Social
Chairman of the River Garden
Hebrew Home for the Aged, an
nounces that the second in a
series of forums to be held at
the Home, took place Wednes
day, with Rabbi Sidney M. Lef
kowitz of the Temple Ahavath
Chesed, guest speaker. He de
scribed the customs and ways of
observing the High Holidays in
other lands.
Mr. Gutman also arranged a
square dance held at River
Garden on Thursday, October 25,
with Jack Woody, Director of the
Jester’s Club, entertaining and
calling the square dance. -
HAVANA, (JTA) President
Carlos Prio Socarras of Cuba re
ceived by Dr. Moshe Toss, mem
ber of Israel's delegation at the
United Nations. It is understood
that the President told the Israeli
diplomat that Cuba will fully co
operate with Israel in various
problems concerning the Jewish
state. Toss was also received here
by Foreign Minister Aureliano
Sanchez Arango.
NEW YORK CITY, (AJP) A wide promotional campaign to
place a history of Judaism authored by anti-Zionist spearhead
Rabbi Elmer Berger in college and public libraries throughout the
nation was underway this week, the American Jewish Press learned.
Rabbi Berger’s book, “A Parti
san History of Judaism,” is sche
duled for publication later this
month. Described as a “fascinat
ing book” by spokesman of the
American Council for Judaism —
Rabbi Berger is the anti-Zionist
organization’s national executive
director—the work presents “a
fuhdamental issue: Shall Ameri
can Jews have a separate nation
al existence; or shall they remain
Americans bf Jewish faith?”
Attempts will be made by the
anti-Zionists to place Rabbi Ber
ger’s book “in every temple,
Anti-Zionists Chip-In To
Spur Dr. Berger's Book;
Aim At Libraries, Yonih
Celler and Bejarano To Hold
Spotlight oi Birminghom
Z. 0. A. Conference
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Representative Emanuel Celler, fighting New York Congress
man, who has been in the thick of many battles against discrimina
tion and religious prejudice, has sponsored the liberalisation of the
Displaced Persons Act and is an eloquent spokesman for American
aid to Israel, will be the principal speaker at the regional Z.OA,
convention in Birmingham on Sunday, Oct. 28. Alex Rittenbaum
will be toastmaster at the affair which will be held at 7:00 p. m. at
the Fairmont Club.
At noon Abe Berkowitz will
preside at a luncheon, at which
Moshe Bejarano, one of Israel’s
foremost industrialists, will
speak in the interest of the
$500,000,000 bond campaign.
Born in Bulgaria, and educated
in Italy and Switzerland, Bejar
ano is co-owner with his brother
of “Aziz,” the largest canning
factory in Israel, also owns the
largest alcohol distillery and the
third largest cigarette factory in
the new Jewish state.
The morning session will be
chaired by Seymour B. Liebman
of Miami Beach, and will feature
the reports of the Southern dele
gates to the World Zionist Con
gress, Mortimer May, Ben R.
Winick, S. P. Benamy and Robert
A. Persky. In the afternoon there
will be a business session, which
will elect new regional officers
synagogue, community center
and Hillel chapter.”
The establishment of a “spe
cial library fund” by local ACFJ
chapters to finance distribution
of Rabbi Berger’s partisan writ
ings was urged in a letter last
month to regional directors of the
anti-Zionist body from Lessing J.
Rosenwald, Council president.
Individual members were asked
to contribute also to an overall
fund to afford the book wide
spread coverage.
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and which will be presided over
by Ben Silverman of Savannah.
The Young Zionist Districts,
under the leadership of Gilbert
Rappaport of Miami Beach, will
have a special luncheon to map
out a program of activity during
the coming year.
- Preliminary activities will
begin on Friday, Oct. 26 with a
meeting of the Inter-Regional
Youth Commission and Joint
Congregational Services at Tem
ple Beth-El, at which Rabbi
Abraham J. Mesch will officiate
and Samuel M. Rosenberg, direc
tor of the Atlanta Bureau of
Jewish Education will deliver an
address. The opening session of
the conference will be held at the
Tutwiler Hotel at 8:00 p. m. on
Oct. 27 and will be chaired by
Robert M. Travis. It will hear
greetings, reports and the presi
dential message by Ben R. Win
ick of Knoxville.
The Birmingham chapter of
Hadassah will greet the confer
ence with an Oneg SHabbat on
the afternoon of Oct. 27. Mrs.
M. B. Goldstein is president of
the organization. The program
will feature talks by Rabbi Abra
ham J. Mesch on “Women in Is
rael” and by Alice Enteen of At
lanta on her one year’s sojourn
in Israel, from which she just re
cently returned.
Sidney Mazer, president of the
Birmingham district and his
committee are assisting the con
ference chairman, Alex Ritten
baum, with making all local ar
Delegates from Jacksonville will
be I. J. Edelstein and Isadore Mos
covitz. Mrs. Isadore Moscovitz will
attend in her capacity as chair
man of the Inter-Regional Youth
Commission and will bring
greetings on behalf of the Florida
Hadassah Region.
$3.00 A YEAR

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