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bof protests, would accept the new status. We at JDL were bfurious precisely because of the argument of one of the bEinstein staff doctors, who asked, “If it can happen to Jews bby Jewish-supported institutions such as Einstein, which is bYeshiva University’s baby, what can be expected of the bnon-Jewish world and its dealing with Jewish personnel?” bWe found it incredible that a Jewish institution such as bYeshiva had proven so spineless and had failed to back up a bJew.

bIn late November we determined to take action and use bthe spinelessness of Yeshiva University to Jewish advantage. bYeshiva taketh away under threats and under threats bYeshiva would give back . . .

bTwo groups of JDL people showed up at the Manhattan boffices of Yeshiva University President Samuel Belkin and bat the offices of Dean Scheinberg at Einstein. I was with the blatter group and we ordered all the workers out within bfifteen minutes. With that, we locked the doors and told the bschool that we would smash a valuable bust of Einstein and bbreak up the office if the police tried to get in. Our demand bwas a simple one: we wanted a clear statement by Einstein band its parent body, Yeshiva, that Dr. Einhorn would be bkept in his post.

bAll night we stayed within the office with police and press boutside and curious medical students being allowed in from btime to time to express their support. Finally, as the scandal bbegan to weigh heavily on Yeshiva, a phone call was received bfrom Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, assistant to Belkin, promis- bing that Einhorn would remain.

bOn September 7, 1972, Dr. Einhorn sent me a letter with bbest wishes for Rosh Hashana. He added, “With apprecia- btion for your past interest in my cause and my deepest bapologies for my past ingratitude which I deplore and for bwhich I paid dearly.” I must explain that paragraph.

bLate at night, as we sat in at Dean Scheinberg’s office, the btelephone rang. It was Dr. Einhorn calling to thank us for bour efforts but asking us to leave since he felt that this was bnot the proper way. I told Dr. Einhorn something that most bJews in trouble, whom the JDL helped, did not seem to b 

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