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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. 29 NO. 2 PLAIN TALK BY ALFRED SEQAL ALL ABOUT SHRIMP I read that in the city of Win nipeg, Canada, there has been something like bitter conflict go ing about shrimp in relation to the Jewish life of Winnipeg. The argument has caused res ignations of several pro-shrimp people from the Jewish Glendale Country Club in Winnipeg. It seems that just before last Rosh Hashona the Glendale Country Club decided to cut shrimp from its menu on the ground that some considered it as unkosher at home. Not that the Glendale Country Club is strictly kosher otherwise. Its prohibition of shrimp was a matter of courtesy to those of its members who believe that shrimp, like ham, isn’t of Torah. Torah prohibits the eating of sea animals without scales, such as fish, as I understand it. Rabbis of Canada have let them selves get quite excited about the Winnipeg shrimp. Rabbi A. L Fineburg (Reform) of Toronto laughs at the whole thing. Rabbi Milton Aron (Conservative) thinks that the Winnipeg ban on shrimp “shows clearly the nondoctrinaire approach to aspects of Jewish tra dition and observances which con servative Judaism is now evolv ing.” ‘ Myself, I felt I should get into this conflict by consulting nota ble Jewish authority. I have my own way of quickly getting in touch with rabbis who have been dead even up to a thousand years. All the regular readers of this column know how 1 do this. I retire to the biggest, softest chair of my living room. I take my pipe in hand. My newest pipe seemed especially built to my pur pose of achieving contact with some notable, long dead rabbi. It is the gift of -my friend Joe Marx. (So-Lo Marx Rubber Co.) It is a pipe made in Italy and its bowl Is the cunningly carved head of a stem-looking gentleman with a beard. If his beard were a bit longer the gentleman could well be a rabbi. The proper bal ance required in a pipe wouldn’t allow him to carry a beard longer than the one he has. Yes, it can be most reverently said that he is Indeed a rabbi with his beard cut down by necessity. Well, I lighted the capacious pipe, settled myself back in my chair and soon voluminous fumes were issuing from the bowl. When my pipe gets going that good, its incense goes to my head and im parts whimsical ideas to it. Suddenly the bearded head whose likeness is served in the pipe came alive and asked to know what was bothering me so. I felt I could address him as Rabbi Aki ba, for the aspect of wisdom in riiis head could be nothing . less than that of this late, great rabbi of saintly memory. “Rabbi Akiba,” I replied, “it’s a matter of shrimp on my mind.” “Shrimp?” he asked. “What is shriqip?” (Ceariautd •* Page Fear) PLAN 1952 REFUGEE AID AT U.S. N.As CONFERENCE waw—IBMB 'HIM , _ I Vgo Carusi (center), former chairman of the U.S. Displaced Persons Com mission and representative here of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, discusses national and international refugee aid efforts with Walter H. Bieringer (left) and Arthur Greenleigh, president and executive director, respectively, of United Service for New Americans, at the agency s recent annual conference in New York of its board of directors. More than 400 resettlement leaders from all parts of the country at the conference planned a program of aid for the 8,500 Jewish immigrants expected to arrive in 1952, and of continued welfare and adjustment services • for those still requiring aid among the 17,000 who entered the country last yelr. U.S.N.A„ major immigration and resettlement agency for Jewish survivors, receives funds for its newcomer aid activities from the United Jewish Appeal. U. S. Views on Arab-lsroel Peace Outlined By State Department Official WASHINGTON, (JTA) A State Department official last week enumerated four prere quisites for Israel-Arab peace. Arthur Z. Gardiner, economic ad viser of the Bureau of Near East ern Affairs of the Department of The Bad Moral Climate of Florida Tourist ads and vacationer’s testimonials ac claim Florida as a land of sunshine and health. Recent events, however, again demonstrate that it is also a land of darkness and terror. Syna gogues have been bombed, other places of wor ship threatened, a housing project blasted, and, most recently, a leading defender of Negro rights was murdered by a bomb attack on his home. While vacationers play on the beaches, other sec tions of Miami and adjacent communities are in .the grip of a very real terror. We cannot urge too strongly that the necessary steps be taken to end the bombings and appre hend the hoodlums who are responsible for them. State and Federal officials must bring to bear all the law enforcement power at their command to restore and guarantee the fundamental rights of Jews, Negroes, and other citizens who have been under attack. Unfortunately, however, this is only part of the problem. The Florida terror is symp tomatic of a much more general condition, and cannot be separated from the disease of racial and religious prejudice which still infects the land. It may well be that* the bombings themselves are acts of violence which only a pathological bigot would commit, yet such evil is t nurtured by a climate of hate and is not different in kind from the less violent forms of prejudice and discrimina? tion. The Florida crimes and the Cicero riots can not be passed off as acts of extremists which are unrelated to the attitudes of “respectable” citizens. So long as racial and religious prejudice continue to exist, thqre will be occasions for violence. Placed in their proper perspective, Florida bomb - - - •- * - ----- JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1952 State, told a meeting of the Israel Histadrut Associates that condi tions which “must be met before genuine peace can be achieved” are: “First and foremost, a solution of the Arab refugee problem; ings and Cicero riots are manifestations of a nationwide pattern of hate and discrimination. What is most disturbing is the lack of public indignation in high and low places. We have been roused to white heat—and rightly so—by the ar rest of a newspaper reporter in Czechoslovakia and the recent ransom case of the four fliers. We have not generated similar indignation over the bombings of synagogues or the murder of Harry T. Moore. Moore was murdered because he Was a leading figure in the fight for Negro rights. He wanted to liberate his people from the shackles of second rate (or is it tenth-rate?) citizenship. The most vociferous champions of civil liberties and human rights in the Oatis case and the flier incident have not revealed equal resentment of the violations of human liberty which take place in their own backyards. If anything reveals the deep-seated character of racial and religious pre judice it is the callous casualness with which the Florida incidents have been handled by the gen eral press. We hope that the state authorities and the FBI will do their utmost to ferret out the perpe trators of these atrocious acts and bring them to justice. But that is not enough: Efforts must be made, as recommended by the Anti-Defamation League, to determine racial and religious “tension spots.” Communal projects must be launched to educate the public in those localities to the im morality and catastrophic consequences of racial and religious hatreds in all their manifestations. (The Reconstructionist) — World Os NEW YORK. (JTA) Execution by hanging in a public square of Bagdad of two young Iraqi Jews convicted by a Bagdad kangaroo court of having bombed the office of the United States Information Service in the Iraqi capital last week touched off protests in many parts of the world. Jewish Broadcast Slated February 3rd On February 3rd, the Eternal Light, (12:30-1:00 P.M., E.S.T., NBC Network), will present “A Knock at Your Door,” written by Marc Siegel, according to an an nouncement by the Jewish Theo logical Seminary of America, un der whose auspices the program is conducted. In observance of the fifth an niversary of the United Nations International Children’s Emergen cy Fund, this documentary is the story of the rescue and rehabilita tion of children all over the world; fescue from flood and earthquake and the devastation of war; from hunger and cold and disease. “A Knock at Your Door” is a star tling and impressive account of the statistics behind the story of this work. second, a solution of boundary problems; third, a resumption of trade; and fourth, satisfaction on both sides of the border that neither side intends to undertake aggressive action against the other.” 28th ANNIVERSARY $3.00 A YEAR Shocked By Execution Two Jews By Iraq Most protests stressed that the Iraqi Government was holding other Jews for trial on charges of “Zionist espionage” and expressed fears for the fate of these host ages. A striking demonstration of pro test was made by the Israeli del egation to the United Nations now in session in Paris. On the day following the execution* Israeli representatives in the various Gen eral Assembly committees an nounced that Israel would not par ticipate in the day’s activities. Delegation chief Abba S. Eban, told the Special Political Commit tee: "The delegation of Israel wishes to explain why it will not participate in this meeting. A week ago the Government of Is rael addressed an urgent appeal to the President of the U. N. Gen eral Assembly to intercede with the Government of Iraq, in the in terests of humanity and of region al harmony, to spare the lives of two Jews who had been con demned to death. “The president of the General Assembly responded to this ap peal and requested the head of the Iraq delegation to convey the representations of the Government of Israel to the Government of Iraq. On several subsequent oc casions the president of the As sembly informed me that the head of the Iraqi delegation has promised to convey the reply of his government. The United Na tions received its reply yesterday when these two young Jews were hanged in a public square of Bag dad. They had previously been subjected to many weeks of bar baric acts of torture. “The Special Political Commit tee will note the manner ih. which the mediation by the president of the General Assembly was treat ed. It will also note that this execution was carried out in such a manner as to ensure public de gradation of human dignity. As an expression of grief and pro test against this revolting action, the delegation of Israel will with draw from this meeting and leave its seat empty. The delegation of Israel will not take part in any meeting today.” HOSPITAL WING DESTROYED BY EXPLOSION; NO CASUALTIES JERUSALEM.—(IS I) The lower section of the new wing of the Beilenson Beit Hospital was destroyed by a violent ex plosion last Monday morning. There were no casualties and the second story was not damaged. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a spark from an electric short circuit which set off oxygen gas.