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Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post, February 4, 1955

Friday, February 4, 1955THE NATIONAL JEWISH POST9300th Year Fete ‘De-JudaizedSays Historical SocietyBy I.II.I ELLERJewish post CorrespondentNEW YORK (JP)—The Tercentary Committee has “de-Judaized” the observance of the 300th an- AmericanU.S. Geologist SeesIsrael Oil PossibleNEW YORK (JP)—An optimistic view that initial results of drillings for oil in Israel lend encouragement that commercial quantities will be found was voiced here last week bv anniversary of Jewish settlement in America according to Dr. Joshua Bloch, secretary of the American Jewish Plistorical Society.Dr. Bloch was interviewed on “For the Record,” The Post’s radio program over station WLIB.He said that the American Jewish Committee, which is sponsoring the Tercentenary celebration, “hasremoved things characteristicallyJewish” such as the use of He ! answered by Dr. Einstein, brew, folkways,“ o th e r connect-a n d things ed with Judaism” from theobservance.As an example, he cited a d i s c u ssion the Tercente nary Committee hadHe told about the 250th anni-order now being earned on by only one man and his pupils.”In conclusion, Dr. Bloch statedversary celebration held 50 yearsand contrasted it to the he had urged the TercentenaryBLOCHover the applica tion of a Hebrew saying on itsofficial Tercentenary seal, finally rejecting “even” the use of theletter “shin”ago,present Tercentenary, was a small, dignified and impressive observance, he asserted, it was more representative ofAmerican Jewry than the present fete. The 250th anniversarycelebration was sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society.CELEBRATE ‘FICTION’Dr. Bloch also, assailed the Tercentenary Committee for “celebrating a fiction.” The 23 Jewishescapees from Brazil who arrived at New Amsterdam Sept. 12, 1654, were not the first Jews in America, nor w'as theirs the first synagogue in this country,denoting 300.“This, in spite of the fact that some of our great universities, such as Harvard and Columbia bear Hebrew inscriptions in theirseals,” added Dr. Bloch, who isalso head of the Jewish division , . , . , .,. , ... ... he asserted. He said there wereat the New York public library. T . . , ...Jews from Amsterdam living inNew York prior to that date, andHe also assailed the lack of a thev had their own syna-single Hebrew prayer being fo- gogue and cemetery.fered at the Tercentenary dinner, . . . . .. , Tr\ * on inci * . ■ i. ti 4. Offering advice to English Jew-Oct. 20, 1954, at which President1 f , , „ . *rp. , , , .. .' ry, soon to celebrate its own ter-Eisenhower spoke, despite the; , ...„ centenary, Dr. Bloch called on. ... , , , ' the Jews of England to “stick tocharged that the rabbis had been , . J.i. , , ,their traditional way of observ-While it Committee to make a blueprintof the organization of the celebration. He told the radio audience the preservation of such a blueprint would serve as a warning to future generations “not to do it this way again.”Interviewing Dr. Bloch wereMonty Jacobs of the Jewish Chronicle of London, and Moshe Kohn and Charles Roth of theNational Jewish Post. RabbiSamuel Silver of the Union ofpetroleum geologist who spent considerable time in Is rael.“In the course of the drilling.” said Gerson W. Brodie, “several shows of oil and gas have already been found. These shows were found both in structure holes and in deeper bore holes.” Brodie is a Denver oil man and is considered one of the foremost expertson Israel’s geological structures.He was speaking at a members’ luncheon of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Hotel Commodore in New York.Brodie also said that several of the companies now' drilling in Israel, or searching for possible drilling sites, have used the published findings of Iraq PetroleumAmerican Plebrew Congregations company which did oil explora-aeted as the program moderator.NO HEBREW PRAYERSIsrael Esiablishes 'Visiting Consulatetory work in Palestine during theperiod of the British mandate and are looking forward to promisingresults.BOSTON (JP) make diplomaticsoon with theIsrael will history hereof theattendance of three rabbis.told to employ only prayers in English.Dr. Bloch told the radio audi-j ing great events.” Then, he said, ! there will be nothing “un-Jewish”in the celebration, nothing whichence that only Republicans had wni have to be “explained oropeningworld’s first “visiting consulate.”A representative of the Israel government will fly into Boston from New York once a month and will remain for two days.The visiting consul will receive Earl Desmond (D).callers and will do the same type ; js similar to one that wasCalifornia io Consider School Bible ReadingsSACRAMENTO (JP)—A billcalling for Bible readings in thepublic schools of this state hasbeen introduced by State Senators Nelson Dilworth (R) andbeen invited to the Tercentenary dinner, thus excluding such Jewish personalities as Sen. Herbert Lehman (D-NY) and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. He also charged that Prof. Albert Einstein’s views were considered “too liberal by the plan-apologized for.”SKEPTICAL OF HISTORYIn reference to the 10-volume work on Jewish history authorized by the American Jewish Committee in honor of the Tercentenary, Dr. Bloch commented,i “That’s it—the work has been au-ners of the dinner, and a last thorized, no more.” He expressedminute invitation to the famed skepticism concerning a “mech-scientist was accordingly un- anically-compiled history made toMIAMI BEACHThese wonderful vacation spots are eager to make your stay in Miami Beach and Florida an unforgettable time of your life. Make your reservations early.RPPrMT One block to Ocean, *4 block to Lincoln Rd. CollinsJILkvLn 1 Ave. Near Temple Emanuel the finest kosher restau-1685 James Ave. rants . Every room newly redecorated » Private bath St A 17th St. phone - Beautiful Efficiency Apts. Available.of business done by the Israel consulates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.According to Miss Ester Her-litz, who will serve as the visitingconsul during a reception here to be given in honor of Mordecai R. Kidron, deputy permanent representative of Israel in the United Nations, the idea was created by Abba Eban, Israel’s ambassador to the United States.The plan was created to answer to the need for a consulate in thiscity without incurring the costs of establishing a permanent consulate here. A secretary, whom persons wishing information or aid may contact for an appointment with the visiting consul, willbe maintained on a full-time basisin Boston.highly controversial in the 1954session of the state legislature. Main opposition at that time came from Los Angeles teachers. 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