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April 24, 1959 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-04-24

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OTTAWA (JTA)—After hear-
ing testimony and receiving
briefs from representatives of
the Canadian Jewish Congress,
the House of Commons Agricul-
ture Committee, which is hold-
ing hearings here on a new
humane slaughter code, has in-
dicated its belief that the Jew-
ish ritual slaughtering practice
is humane.
Declaring that the Canadian
Jewish Congress supported those
who insist that slaughter should
be performed as painlessly as
possible, the Congress brief in-
formed the Agricultural Com-
"Our religious laws require
that food animals must not be
injured or hurt in any way
before they are slaughtered."
The brief pointed out that
Jews would be unable to con-
form to their religious precepts
if animal slaughter regulations
required a beast to be stunned
before slaughter.
The Congress representatives
told the committee, in answer
to an inquiry, that they would
not object to certain new meth-
ods, especially one proposal call-
ing for elimination of the hoist-
ing of animals.

Yeshiva Alumnus Join
Battle Against Cancer

A 26-year-old Yeshiva Uni-
versity graduate proposed a to-
tally new attack on cancer at
the 135th national meeting of
the American Chemical Society
in Boston.

Marvin S. Antelman, a mem-
ber of the 1955 graduating
class of Yeshiva College, cur-
rently a research scientist in
the Providence, R.I., laboratory
of the Hampshire Chemical
Corp., speaking to the Society's
biological chemistry division,
reported developing a simple
method for identifying some
cancer-causing chemical s—
called carcinogens.

The method, based on labora-
tory use of edible gelatin, sug-
gests possible clinical applica-
tions in limiting growth of
cancer tumors.

The wild abnormal cell
growth called cancer is limited
only by the amount of nutrition
supplied to the body. Antelman
reasoned that by limiting the
flow of nutrition or "food"
through cell membranes, can-
cerous growth might be con-
trolled. A logical way to limit
the flow, he asserted, was to
offset the action of carcinogens,
which weaken cell membranes
and increase the flow of nutri-
Lower Fares for Students ents into the cell proper.
As of March 1, the Israel
Railways have been granting
Since 1953, 85 daily or weekly
25 per cent reduction on all newspapers have merged, 90
railway fares to overseas stu- dailies suspended publication
dents with valid identification. and 70 new dailies were started.

Rabon Kaddish Weaving a Pattern of Friendship


(Copyright, 1959, JTA, Inc.)

The Rabonon Kaddish is the
doxology which is traditionally
recited after a group has con-
cluded learning a portion of the
text of the Oral Law. Its origin
and purpose are very interest-
ing. It was an accepted tradition
amongst the early rabbis to add
a portion of the Aggadah after
concluding the study of Halakah.
While the Halakah is purely le-
gal material, the Aggadah is
homiletical, sometimes being a
narrative and sometimes con-
sisting of an exposition over a
text in the Bible. While the
study of the purely legal mate-
rial was cardinal, there was
usually a sad feeling at the re-
alization of how far away the
practices of real life were from
the lofty ethical and legal pre-
cepts called for in the Jewish
Law. Especially was this true
during the many oppressive pe-
riods in Jewish history. In order
not to leave the group with a
depressed feeling, a portion of
—UPI Photo
the Aggadah was added, which
Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of Israel wears a pat-
usually preached the good in
life and expressed the hope for - terned shawl, presented in Tel Aviv by a similarly-garbed
a better future, including messi- delegate from Ghana. The occasion was a farmer's convention
anic expectations. After such a
conclusion, it was fitting for a in Israel, where close economic ties between the nations provide
member of the group to recite a bond of friendship.
the doxology of the Kaddish as
a symbol of the fact that the
group believed in the good
things that were promised in
the future as stated in the Ag-
gadic portion. This doxology be-
came known as the "Rabonon
Kaddish" i.e., Rabbi's Kaddish,
because it was recited after
studying a text formed by the
ancient rabbis. From this devel-
oped the recital of the Kaddish
at the grave, whose countenance
brought on a depressed feeling
and again called for confidence
and faith.


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Tradition of Adding
Water Drops to Wine

for a Happy Passover


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Some people add a little wa-
ter to the wine before making
Kiddush on the Sabbath.
According to some this is done
to add freshness to the wine in
case it was already used before
and someone drank fr6m it. This
would mean that this new com-
bination is being used for the
first time for making Kiddush.
Others say that, since wine was
originally offered to mourners
to console them, the water is
added as a symbol of the fact
that this wine is being used for
a happy occasion, and pouring
water was always a symbol of
happiness in Jewish tradition.
The Kabbalists look upon the
red color of the wine as the
symbol of rigor in exacting
judgment. The water is thus
added to weaken the red color
and thus temper judgment with







27-TH E DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Frid ay, April 24, 1959

Parliamentary Body
Upholds Belief in
Humanity of Shehita

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