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bI thought of the individuals who were prominent in these bmovements and who were so busy fighting for every cause bfrom Vietnam to Mozambique and who bled for Mississippi bwhile disdaining the poverty-stricken Jews of the inner cities band the brothers and sisters in the Soviet Union and in bSyria: the Eisendraths, the Maslows, the Forsters, the gen- btilized leaders and functionaries of the wretched six million b(again!) American Jewish lambs.

bI thought of the parents who sacrifice their children on bthe impure altar of bar mitzvah and of the rabbis who sell bthemselves in their caterer-financed temples and of Leo bPfeffer of the American Jewish Congress who runs to court bconstantly to fight against even a penny of public aid to bJewish education between his efforts to save Jewry from the bterrible danger of Christmas trees on the lawn of a town hall bin Wyoming.

bI tried to narrow the field. Perhaps the synagogue in bSyracuse, the huge, brand-new one at which I spoke and bwhich I was told cost so much money that, attempting to cut bexpenses, the board asked the rabbi to try to lower the costs bof the religious school . . .

bI thought of Samuel Lewis Gaber, about whom I shall say bmore later, the Philadelphia ADL functionary wild turned bnames of Jews over to the FBI and joined the ranks of the bJews concerning whom we pray three times a day: b". . . and for the informers let there be no hope . . ."

bAnd then I thought of the B’nai B’rith chapter in Los bAngeles where I spoke one evening in 1971. Sitting at the bmain table, waiting to speak, I learned to my fascination that ba high officer of the lodge (the biggest in California) was bmarried to a gentile; and as I pondered this remarkable fact bof Jewish madness, I listened to one of the speakers talking babout the lodge’s project for the year, the building of a bbowling alley for Blacks in the “Valley.”

bSuch a Jewish group dare not be forgotten and such bpeople must be eternally commemorated. For if one looks babout and sees what he sees in the wasteland that is Ameri- bcan Judaism, in the schizophrenia and mad anarchy, in the blost Jews searching wildly for roots; if one would know from b 

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