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Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post (Newspaper) - May 31, 1963, Indianapolis, IndianaA is per copy a published wee kit $7 per year a Quot a a Quot a a jewish Post a Quot if you let the people know they can act intelligently no tsp a 0 i Indiana edition me 4-1307 Friday May 31 1963 volume Xvi. .40. 39 the recent visit by 19 conservative rabbis to Birmingham ala., in support of or. Martin Luther King or. In his fight for equal rights has received a mixed reaction from members of the Indianapolis jewish Community. The project was criticized by Harold Katz executive director of the Birmingham jewish Community Council As Quot ill timed and ill conceived and that it had led to an increase of anti semitic hate literature. Katz claimed that the Community was informed of the project while the rabbis were in route and that although the group was motivated by the highest motives it was Quot spiritually intoxicated when it decided to make the gesture. It was Felt Here that while the Birmingham jewish Community had a legitimate complaint the support by the rabbis for the negroes in their fight for equal rights should be commended. Robert go Don director of the anti defamation league said that his reaction was Quot the professional half of my heart tells me that such an emotional response by the Rab Bis based on no appraisal of the local situation and in consideration of the consequences for themselves As Well As others could have led to greater scope than those which they sought to help resolve. A the Wisdom of the rabbis actions May be debatable. The courage of their deed and their passionate desire to express their ethical conviction May have served to erase some of our National and personal sin and Point More clearly to a world where a each Man May sit under his own Vine and his own Fig tree and none shall make him feel Max Heppner was of the opinion that the Birmingham Community had a legitimate complaint but that they should realize that jewry All Over the world is like a Hydraulic system a pressure applied at any one Point can be Felt at any other Point. A this is a fact that jews have to live with. It should not mean that jews should hold Back from performing an act that seems right for fear of reprisals against other jews. A this is particularly so if the Paul Aanes to address acc chapter Paul g. Annes a prominent Chicago attorney and National vice president of the american jewish Congress will speak on a new challenges facing Middle East policy at the installation and dinner of the local chapter of Congress. The event will be held at 7 p.m., sunday june 2, at Merrill a restaurant 318 North Meridian. A past president of the Chicago Council of the acc and co chairman of the National governing Council Annes has been an Active zionist. He is also on the executive committee of the National Community relations advisory Council. Annes a graduate of the University of Chicago Law school was awarded a distinguished alumnus citation by his Alma mater in 1952. A year earlier he headed the Board of the Chicago Council against racial and religious discrimination an organization composed of Over 100 civic labour communal and religious organizations. He also was president of the decalogue society of lawyers. At the meeting Amiel Gelb will he installed As president. 0tlier officers Are or. Robert continued on Back rage rabbis Birmingham visit draws Praise criticism group from whom reprisals Are feared Are not respected by the vast majority of rabbi Sidney Steiman who was a Delegate at the annual convention of rabbinical Assembly of America when the rabbis decided to go said that to his knowledge the rabbis who volunteered have Long been associated with civil rights activities and were not unacquainted with race relations. Quot As a matter of fact the rabbis were in close touch with the leaders of Birmingham negro Community offering to come Only if their presence could be of some course of spiritual Comfort and inspiration to All the factions involved. He pointed out that the very reference by Katz that jewish Community representatives were at the Airport to Greet the rabbis clearly indicated that they were aware of their coming that the rabbis were in close touch with All jewish leadership from the moment they landed. Quot As far As i know the presence of the rabbis in Birmingham was certainly in consonance with the highest moral and ethical teaching of Judaism and a real Symbol of jewish compassion in a moment of tension a rabbi Steiman added. Irving Fink said that any a jewish Leader who spoke out on an Issue which was extremely controversial and filled with emotion was liable to be charged with stirring up anti semitism. A this fact should not in my opinion deter people from speaking out for what they feel is the cause of Justice. A whether the organized visit by the rabbis did any Good i cannot say. I see nothing wrong however with an organized voice speaking on behalf of the traditions of our David Goldstein director of the Community relations Council said that it was important to realize that Judaism is More than Mere words but deeds Are Central. A the journey of the rabbis symbolizes Judaism a commitment to the cause of social Justice a he said. Sidney Zimbalist said that should be every Opportunity and encouragement for the expression of sympathy and interest in the cause of equal rights As illustrated by the rabbis participation in the Birmingham demonstration. A the clearance with local representatives of the jewish Community is desirable b u t this a should not stand in the Way of free participation in issues which effect National interest and Basic jewish values. Quot i feel that this group should be commended for their courage and their forthrightness on behalf of Long standing traditions on behalf of minority rights Swift Keynoter at Salute to Israel Brothers reunited after 52 years two Brothers Philip Kraft and or. Marlin Kraft of Munich Germany left to right seated Are reunited after a 52-year separation. A third brother or. Bennett Kraft is seen with them. The Brothers natives of by Cobina Austria were separated in 1911 when Phil Kraft now owner of the Kraft Southside baking company left for the United states. During world War ii or. Martin Kraft miraculously survived nazi persecution when he and 15 other jewish doctors were sent to treat patients in typhus and diphtheria infected areas without Beling allowed to inject themselves with an antidote. Many doctors died As a result. Last sunday 25 members of the Kraft family celebrated Philip Kraft s s9th birthday at a Marrot hotel dinner. A Marx photo rabbi Isaac a Swift outstanding orator scholar and an authority on Israel will keynote the Salute to Israel event to be held at 8 p.m., sunday june 9, at the jewish educational association auditorium. The speaker who has held rabbinical positions in Australia and England has electrified Large audiences All Over the United Stales. He visited Indianapolis three years ago Shoolem Ettinger a local zionist Leader will introduce rabbi Swift. Sponsored by the local zionist District and the jewish National fund the event will Salute Israel on its i Fath anniversary. All members of the Community Are invited to the event. There will be no admission charge or solicitations. An added attraction is the by Nai torah sisterhood choral group which will present a musical program directed by mrs. Nandor Fruchter. Mrs. Frances Bunes will be the piano accompanist. The Beth i Zedeck United synagogue youth dramatic group will present its award winning skit. Max Furer director of the Jea will give an Eulogy to Yitshak Ben Zvi the late president of Israel Abe Miller will make the Surprise award presentation to a member of the Community. Rabbi Isaac l. Swift Salute keynotes the welcoming addresses will be made by Ronald s. Lie Ber president of the Indianapolis zionist District and Ben Prince chairman of the jewish National fund Council. Program chairman is Max Simon. Other members of the program committee Are Joe Cohen Gabriel Cohen rabbi Nandor Fruchter Cantor pro Glass George Rubin Harold Goldberg mrs. Joe Epstein and mrs. Ben Prince

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