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March 31, 1961 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-31

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By CHARLOTTE HYAMS
"I know a minister who works
like a fiend on Sunda y—
preaches two radio services in
the morning, then conducts a
midnight radio service in the
evening . . . What makes this
arrangement moral for him and
immoral for someone else: such
as a Jewish merchant?"
The Battle of the Blue Law
has been a long, aggravating
and expensive one to both Jew
and Gentile. But few writers
have lent such spark to the

Holiday Good Cheer

HUGH
JEWELERS

7635 West Vernor
VI 2-1122

fray as Detroit Free Press Re-
ligion Editor Hiley H. Ward in
his "Space-Age Sunday" (New
York: The Macmillan Co.).
Quoted above is an exal
of his cogent 155-page c
against the archai
em of
state laws tha .
only has
harmed sma
e keepers, car
dealers a
eal esta
men, bi
hich has
Sat-
urday
bath observers a
an a trary Churc Sty
larat
: Thou sh
Sund
Wa
points out that seven
Sunda
osing cases have
reached -t
Su reme
in recent years; eac
ime the
Court left the matter up to the
states.
Michigan is one of 12 states
which permit exemptions for
Saturday observers, but o n1 y
seven out of the fifty have no
restrictions against Sunday
work. Local ordinances, too, reg-

ulate against "Lord's Day" vio-
lations.
What doe
he
A cc
. inap y
rch's traditional rega
"religious sensitivity" hasn't
kept up with the evolution of
our society.
• Althouo- the boo
particu •
o Chi i. ., s
ight
the dis-
c
c lue Laws by de-
ing their. WW1-ship of God t
every day of the week,
many references
Jews
and his at
of the Sab-
aism are of ,special
erest to non : Christian
readers.
He notes, for example, that

"The earliest Christians worshiped
as Jews. They knew no other way of
worship. Jesus himself, brought up
in a Jewish home, lived within the
framework of the Jewish pattern.
The disciples, too, were presumably
all Jews. Thus . Temple worship,
along with the daily customs of
breaking bread (and possibly other
practices such as preaching, singing,
laying on of hands, reading Scrip-
ture) comprised the Christian wor-
ship pattern. Many of the features
of Sunday church are to this day
decidedly Jewish—women keepidg
silence in the Temple, standing at
least for part of the service, read-

Holiday Greetings

Happy Passover to
Our Relatives and Friends

A. R. Herk
Industrial Catering

EIDELMAN BROS.
INC.

Melvindole, Mich.
DUnkirk 1-9070

Wholesale Floor Coverings

5875 Concord

WA 5-4181

Holiday Best Wishes

HAZEL'S
Standard Service

Best Wishes to
Our Relatives and Friends
For a Happy Passover

Atlas Tires and Batteries
Road Service
18335 W. 7 Mile
at Glastonbury
For Service, Coll KE 1-9622

LOUIS M.
ELLIMAN

BELCREST HOTEL

_21.9...SLSZAJL11.9.9-0.1.SLISULL.Q.Z.Si_

Sincere Best Wishes

Happy Passover

GRATIOT TOOL
SUPPLY CO.

FELDBRO
QUALITY MEATS

Al Steinberg, Owner

674 Grotiot

-

WO 1 - 9780

Passover Greetings

GRAND AUTO
REPLACEMENT
PARTS, INC.

Hairy E. Citrin
Harley J. Citrin

3300 Grand River TE 1-5353

I•

r.

Open Sunday 9 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Daily 8 A.M.-9 P.M.
20233 West 7 MBile
Between Kentfield & Hayden
KE 4-7522

Greetings on Passover

FRANK'S
Stadium Service

Shell Products
24-Hr. Service - Motor Tune-Up
1715 Michigan at 11th St.
Detroit 16, Mich.

Frank S. Rauth, Prop.

Passover Greetings

E : M NDELSOHN INSURANCE AGENCY

I

ing of Scripture, sermons, the of-
fering up of prayers by a minister,
the mass with its perpetual adminis-
tration of the Sacrifice.

"Characteristics of our Sun-
day," Ward concludes, "came
from Judaism, whether the phil-
osophy of the day did or did
not." The Christian "Day of the
Sun", he Writes, emerged as an
"antithesis to the Sabbath",
not as an approximation of it.
But Sunda,y, nevertheless, "be-
gan in Judaism".
The first blue laws, Ward
states, were passed by Constan-
tine I, the fourth century Ro-
man emperor converted to
Christianity. But while the per-
secution of the Jews under the
Romans has disappeared in
modern America, the blue laws
continue to act against them.
Ward urges the church to
side with "the minority against
inquisitory fiats" and suggests
that a prime purpose of the
blue law, to keep the family to-
gether on a rest clay, has failed.
Rather than tell individuals
what they can and cannot do,
the church would do well, he
claims, to educate youth in a
manner similar to the daily
Hebrew school.
Education at an early age, he
suggests, may avoid the situa-
tion discovered at one univer-
sity: A study revealed the
Fourth commandment, that deal-
ing with the sabbath, was re-

For Al! Your Insurance Needs
"It's a good policy not to have a Pad one"

19350 JAMES COUZENS HWY.

Passover Greetings

UN 4-9073

Harry K. — Richard G.

,

THE APCO CORPORATION

Plumbing - Heating - Cooling - Mechanical Contractors





Happy Passover to Our Friends and Patrons

LORI-LYNN HAIR FASHIONS

Permanents - Coloring - Tinting - Styling

13334 West McNichols

UN 2-9828

Passover Greetings

M & J GRILL

18925 L I VERNOIS

Happy Passover Greetings

NOLAN & CUNNINGS

Freight Traffic Managers

N. M.

JARVIS, Manager

17131 FILER, DET. 34

FO 6-6300

Best Wishes for a Happy Passover
to Our Friends and Patrons

MAYER'S BAKERY & PASTRY SHOP

12028 Dexter

TO 9-9826

Happy Passover

INTERNATIONAL LENS LABORATORIES

16826 W. Warren

LU 4 6525

-

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Warm Air Furnaces Installed

Schaefer

VE 6 - 1454

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Happy Passover to Our Friends and. Patrons

Holiday Best Wishes

DETROIT
RENDERING CO:

ROBIN HOOD RESTAURANT

"First We Render Service"

Free Estimates

2.455 W. Davison



Dependable Heating
& Sheet Metal Co.

14604

Happy Passover to Our Friends and Patrons

Passover Greetings
garded by students as the least
GOLDFAR.B
important of the Decalogue.
BONDING
AGENCY
Raising a controversial ques-
Bonds for All Courts
"Could it be possible that
Surety Bonds — General-
obstacle to
Insurance
faith?",
a three-day
1 317 Beoubien WO 1-4645
Sabbath for
-isti
"In selecting ti
and place .7b-CiiiMirtnnnirrnirinnRrb"
worship, the
ce to begin poliwoamn.m..m.0 0.11 04mmwrimmo .o.m....
with the it
ual, with the
Best Wishes to All
individual
r making align-
On the Holiday Season
ments
orship,'' Ward 1
st
GLENGARY 1
ou can't legislate morals.
They must come from within 1
PRESS
the heart. The best thing to
Maccabees Building
I
remember is this: 'Whatsoever
TE 1-3524
you do, do all to the glory of
i ..........................................
God'!"

2500 22nd St.

TO 5-8787-8

TA 5 - 1711

' 20176 Livernois

UN 2-6334

"sinrrnininnsinstnniinms-yr
Greetings

Edith Eckstat, R.E
Albert Wolgin, R.E

Electrologists
WO 3-3047
1309 David Broderick Tower
Detroit 26, Michigan

Passover Greetings

BUSS LANDSCAPING NURSERY SALES

Passover Greetings

Full' Line of Grass Seed, Fertilizers

DUBIN CLEANER S

12053 Greenfield

YE 7-0055

19520 Grand River

KE 2-0-100

Happy Passover

NOVARA INSURANCE AGENCY

Complete Insurance Coverage

Stanford Morris

19435 Jas. Couzens

YE 8-5900

35 -- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, March 31, 1861

`Space-Age Sunday': a Detroit Editor's Battle Against the Blue Law

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