Slomovitz Cites Role of Jewish Press in Strengthening Communal Life
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Slomovitz Cites Role of Jewish Press in Strengthening Communal Life

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Addressing a dinner meeting of the Fellowship for Jewish Culture, at the University of Judaism here, Philip Slomovitz, editor of The Detroit Jewish News, blamed demoralization of the home influence upon the decline in Jewish loyalties among the youth, especially the college students.

Speaking on the subject “Jewish History in the Making,” Mr. Slomovitz warned that there is a drastic decline in proper public relations in American Jewry and that our youth will be unable to face issues related to Jews and Judaism in the event of emerging crises. He said that lack of communication and the reduction in Jewish knowledge among the masses, was due to the fact that the majority of Jews in this country, except in a few leading cities, are not reached by proper newspaper coverage. Mr. Slomovitz also deplored “the great loss occasioned since the holocaust by the denigration of Jewry’s intellectual aristocracy.”

Urging the re-dedication of the Jewish homes in all their traditional sanctity and calling for priority for cultural projects, he suggested that the “Jewish newspapers be considered the top media which serve the great purpose of linking our communities and of providing the basic means of keeping Jewish communities well informed on Jewish happenings everywhere.” He pointed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as a major factor in such communal planning.

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