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March 17, 1961 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-17

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Prof. Halkin, Next Midrasha -
"Council's Kosher Meat Study Shows Prices
Lecturer on Hassidism, Thursday Match Other Meats; Kosher Meat Dealers
Dr. Abraham Halkin, associate Adopt Program to Govern Selling Practices
professor at the Jewish Theo-

Dr. ABRAHAM HALKIN

logical Seminary, will be the
next speaker in the Midrasha
Institute lecture series.
His topic will be "Hassidic
Influence on Jewish Literature."
Dr. Halkin will speak at the
Esther Berman Branch of the
United Hebrew Schools on
Thursday evening. This lec-
ture only has been deferred
to Thursday, in deference to
the opening dinner of the
Allied Jewish Campaign,
which will take place on
Wednesday.
The theme of the entire lec-
ture series is "The Hassidic
Movement — Its Influence on
Jewish Life and Thought.

Hassidism's Enemies Feared Excesses, Heresy
Against Traditional Judaism, Kazis Says

"The more the Hassidim were
persecuted, the stronger they
became." It is no wonder then,
that the Hassidic movement
flourished in the 18th century:
- its persecutors were many.
Rabbi Israel Kazis of Temple
Mishkan Tephila in Newton,
Mass., pointed out this fact
Wednesday evening at the
second in a four-part Midrasha
Institute lecture series on the
Hassidic movement. His topic
dealt with the opponents to the
movement. '
Chief among these `Mitnag-
dim,' Kazis said, were the rabbis
who looked upon Hassidism as
heresy and who saw a threat
to their authority in the hero-
worship of the masses for their
local "rebbes."
But the sources of animosity
by the rabbis toward the East
European religious revival were
manifold. They objected to the
changes in liturgy from the
traditional prayers, to the extra-
long Shacharis prayers, to the
"religious acrobatics" and
"crude, uncouth excesses" in
worship, and to other manifes-
tations of a "lack of decorum."
Opposition began to take the
form of excommunication of the
Hassidim, and soon Hassidic
countermeasures were being in-
stigated. But, Kazis said, the
struggle could have been re-
solved had the fundamentalist
leader Gaon of Vilna been will-
ing to meet with Shneor Zal-
man,"the Hassidic leader. There
was thus no opportunity for
Zalman to show that Hassidism
was a perfectly legitimate move-
ment which channeled the
masses away from heresy and
the would-be Messiah Shabatai
Zvi.
ecam o great,
The s
Kazis s , that both
es ap-
peale•r aid from the vern-
men • charges of sub rsion
wew l led at the H. dim.
T pro em was•, he
s , only with e
"Con-
w which
s ution of h
h
of all
r ogni •
up
J ish
a lesser
zis • cued
ion of the
de
th op •
Mas
ents of the En-

lightenment) to Hassidim, "the
daughter of darkness" as the
historian Graetz described it.
Unlike the writer Peretz, who
later grew disillusioned with
the Enlightenment, the Maskil-
lim. saw no beauty in the prod-
ucts of the "primitive" Has-
sidism.
Himself a Hassidic descend-
ant, Kazis stressed that the
movement possessed little that
was "new." "Within the frame-
work of orthodox Judaism," he
said, "Hassidism merely picked
out the emotional elements and
deepened the inwardness of re-
ligious experience.
"You might say it was ortho-
doxy with some heat added to
it," he said.

Defense Minister Lets
Slip Name of Mystery
Officer in Lavon Case

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM7--Shimon Peres,
Deputy Defense Minister, ad-
mitted Wednesday in the Knes-
set thaf he had made public the
name of the senior army officer
implicated in the security disaster
of 1954 when Pinhas Lavon, the
ousted secretary-general of- the
Histadrut, was minister of de-
fense.
The officer, who. was accused
in a ministerial committee report
on Dec. 25 of having forged a
document to make it appear that
Lavon had signed the order for
the 1954 adventure, had teen.
forced to resign from the army..
His name has been withheld by
Israel security officials.
Questioned in • the Knesset,
Peres said he had divulged the
name of the officer last month
before a Tel Aviv student meet-
ing but he attributed the lapse
to a "slip of the tongue."

Ire

WINO

A study of kosher meat retail-
ing in Detroit has been completed
by the internal relations commit-
tee of the Jewish Community
Council.
Dr. Samuel Krohn, committee
chairman, states that the study
was carried out under the direc-
tion of a sub-committee headed
by David I. Berris, as a result of
mounting expressions of concern
both by the general public and
by spokesmen for the industry. .
The findings of the study indi-
cate that generally the retail
prices of kosher meat in Detroit
are comparable with the • prices
charged for non-kosher meat in
a leading supermarket and lower
than prices charged for kosher
meat in many other cities. Ex-
ceptions to this are found in cer-
tain "popular" cuts for which the
kosher price runs consistently
higher, and are limited to seven
of the approximately 26 cuts on
sale.
Similarly, six types of meat
were found to be lower in price
at kosher shops than at super-
markets selling non-kosher meat.
During the course of the inquiry,

Draftees May Ask
Passover Deferment

The National Jewish Welfare
Board's Commission on Jewish
Chaplaincy has received an offi-
cial communication fr
Lewis B. Hershey, dir
• m, an-
Selective Servi
draft boards
nounting t
uested to give " av:
have bee
sidera
orable
is=
to req
possibl
the . Jewis
trants
ed fo r
be for
he
induc
ination
over.
Armed F
ed
This co
. Blumentha ,
by Rabbi
, N.Y., chairman
Mt. Ve
wi
Commission o
the J
el cti
-v .
ncy,
Cha
ions B
Op
"Jewis !
titl
ants
bul 'n gives
amina-
led for
sch
en April
tion ,
to request
1 an
after Passover.
deferm
Requests for such deferment
should be made directly to local
draft boards.

it was pointed out that strict
comparisons may be misleading
because of the variations in grade
and quality of meat between
kosher and non-kosher dealers,
differences in the method of cut-
ting and trimming, and because
of the consumer services such as
charge accounts, delivery, and
freezer wrapping which are pro-
vided by the individual koshe
retailer.
After discussions betwee
p-
resentatives of the Co
nity
Council and leaders of e De-
troit Retail Kosher Me
ealers
Association, a code of
ics and
practices was develo
by the
latter organization go
ing the
selling practices o
member
stores. Allan Cohen, p 'dent of
tion
the Meat Dealers
stated that the code, amon s
other provisions, insures the fol-
lowing:
1. Signs on all meats on dis-
play will indicate the cut and
retail price.
2. A' statement showing
weight, type of meat and price
will be presented to the cus-
tomer when a purchase is de-
livered.
3. The establishment and en-
forcement of rules and regula-
tions for proper advertising
and business practices.
The newly - formulated code
will be posted promiriently in the
member stores of the associa-
ion.
In addition, the association has

stated that it will periodically ad-
vertise special cuts of meat, at
greatly reduced prices, which can
be purchased at member stores
on a cash and carry basis.
During the last month, the ap-
plication of the association for
membershi •
Corn-
mum
t-
its e cutive -committ
Participa is . in the Coun
study, in addition to Dr. Kro
d
lter
and Berris, inc
low, Jack
w,
Irwin B i Hu
an,
Allan
Smith,
Rabbi
a Sperka,
P. K
ow and M.
,Mrs. athan
Levy.

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