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October 02, 1959 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-10-02

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NEW S — Fri day, October Z, 19 59 — 22


Our Letter Box

Sabbath Observance Called
Cornerstone of Judaism

Editor, The Jewish News:
We have taken note of ybur
editorial position on the ques-
tion of opening the Jewish
Center on the Sabbath. Our or-
ganization, organized 20 years
ago, has as its main goal the
strengthening and popularizing
of the sanctity of the Sabbath.
We are truly encouraged to
have a voice as powerful and
as clear-speaking as The Jew-
ish News state in no uncertain
terms that the cornerstone of
traditional Judaism must be
maintained by our communal
institutions. It would surely
be a sad day for Detroit if the
Jewish concept of Sabbath
would be betrayed in favor of
religious philosophies derived
from sources other than our
Torah, Talmud, and sacred
Women's Sabbath League
* * *

`As Israel Kept Sabbath,
So Sabbath Kept Israel'

Editor, The Jewish News:
Your editorial, "The Center
Should Reverse Sabbath Stand,"
will, I hope, bring forward the
response that your stand for
our faith deserves.
We ought to recall to . our
people a phrase from Jewish
religious thinking that the an-
cient rabbis gave us. They
said that they "placed a fence
around the Torah." The rab-
bis meant to surround the
basic principles of Judaism
with safeguards — they placed
practices around principles.
When the Jewish Commun-
ity Center opens its doors on
Shabbos—for whatever ration-
alization may be put forth—
the -Jewish community lends
itself to the • destruction of
such safeguards and ultimately
to the destruction of the Sab-
bath itself.
"Even as Israel has kept the
Sabbath; so the Sabbath has
kept Israel." SO MAY IT BE!
Yours in the cause of our
(Editor's Note: Letters of
protest against . the plan to
introduce activities on the
Sabbath at the Jewish Center

also were received from Rabbi
Joseph Elias, principal of
Beth Yehudah Schools; Mrs.
Phillip S. Blaize, 18103 Wood-
ingha?n; • David Cern, presi-
dent, Young Israel of North-
west Detroit, Arlene Frank
and Erna Gelberman.)
(Editor's Note: With this
issue already closed for the
press, an Wednesday morning
The Jewish News received
the first two letters in de-
. ferise of the Center board's
action. The authors of the
two letters are Dr. Gerald
Freedman, 13337 Victoria,
Huntington Woods, and Dr.
Morton B. Lesser, 5310 W.
Outer Dr. Their letters will
be published in next week's

`Porgy and Bess'
to Aid Asthmatics

Asthmatic children will be
unseen beneficiaries of the De-
troit Junior League Jewish Na-
tional Home for Asthmatic
Children Chapter's premier
showing of Porgy and Bess.
The film will be shown at
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14
at the Mercury Theater.
A non-sectarian organization,
the JNHAC rescues youngsters
whose intractable asthma would
either claim their lives or doom
them as permanent pulmonary
cripples. It depends entirely on
the voluntary efforts of social-
cultural organizations such as
the Detroit Junior League
All those wishing to attend
the film may make reservations
by phoning committee chairman
Mrs. Irving Stolman, LI 7-4286,
or. Mrs. Daniel Lublin, VE
Tickets are $3 each.

Ex-Detroit Songwriter
Rocking to Fame

Early Deadline for Oct. 16 Issue

The deadline for all copy for our issue of Oct. 16 will

A native Detroit songwriter be at noon on Friday, Oct. 9, due to the occurence
known professionally as Mar- Yom Kippur on Monday, Oct. 12.
ian Kay is trying to strike it
Classified advertising deadlines will remain normal
rich with a recently released for that issue—before 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
rockaballad disc called "From
These Roots."
Vocalist is Buddy Ace,
brother of the late Johnny
Ace. The Fidelity Records
number was written in col-
laboration with Edythe Lake,
of Los Angeles.
Miss Kay, born Marian Zis-
man in Detroit, moved to Los
Angeles in 1948. She was a
charter member of Louis Bran-
deis Bnai Brith. She is now
a member of the Los Angeles
Wilshire Bnai Brith.

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Hunt L. Rosenberg for
CJC's 40th Anniversary

In searching for the original
delegates to the first session
of the Canadian Jewish Con-
gress, now preparing for its
40th anniversary, the CJC is
trying to learn the where-
abouts of L. (Louis) Rosen-
Rosenberg, one of • the first
delegates, is believed to reside
in Detroit, or, at one time, was
a Detroit resident
Anyone knowing Rosenberg
or his present whereabouts is
urged to contact B. G. Kayfetz,
Canadian Jewish Congress Cen-
tral Region, 150 Beverly, To-
ronto 28, Ont.
The CJC 40th anniversary
conference will take place this

See the Record-Breaking

FOR 1960

Honor Sculptor Rapoport
at Jewish Museum Opening

NEW YORK, (JTA)—Nathan
Rapoport, prominent Israeli
sculptor, was honored here at a
reception given for him by the
Jewish Museum in cooperation
with the Club of Polish Jews, at
Federation Announces
the opening of an exhibit of his
$21,250,000 Campaign Goal work of busts of prominent per-
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The sonalities in bronze and plaster.
Federation of Jewish Philan
thropies of New York will seek
to raise an unprecedented cam-
paign goal of $21,250,000 to
maintain its 116 member hos-
pitals, health and w e if a r e
Serving Detroit
agencies and to finance new ad-
and Industry
vances in medical and social
for Over 45 Years
services in these agencies, it
was announced by Irving Mit-
chell Felt, chairman of the
1959-60 campaign.



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