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March 31, 1961 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-31

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The fifth annual Midrasha In- ! the rebels, such as Berdichevsky chairmanship of Raymond A
stitute on • "The Hassidic Move- I and Anochi ("Berdichevsky was Werbe, is now under way. Th
ment — Its Influence on Jewish a rebel against his past but initial sessions of the institut
Life and Thought" was con- couldn't forget it; he identified held at the Center's Oak Par
eluded Wednesday with a talk by his craving with Hassidism"); Branch, defined the objective
Rabbi Lewis I. Newman of the writers of the Habad, like the of the agency's program.
Cong. Rodeph Sholom, New self-critical Zeitlin, who wavered
F our subcommittees con-
York, on "The Contemporary from his religious background to cerned with determining the na-
Jew Looks at Hassidism." atheism and then back to reli- ture and scope of program to
Held through the courtesy at i gion, but always as a "Hassid"; be offered by the Center to
Mina Bargman, in memory of and the objective writers, like older adults, adults, youth, and
her late husband Theodore Zalman Shneur.
children, will hold continuing
Bargman, the four-part lecture
Halkin said the younger He- sessions during the next 30 days.
_series focused on "The Hassidic brew writers in Israel, such as
Mrs. Victor Sliiffinan heads
Movement: Its Influence on Moshe Shamir ("King of Flesh th
older adult
Jewish Life and Thought." and Blood"), have not shown a
Black is
Newman said that while the such a Hassidic influence in their
cbai
th -adult acti •
modern Westernized Jew has work. Their "exaggerated indi- tie
Ronald enber
become science-oriented and vidualism," he said, "pays *little is c
skeptical of ritual, an aware- attention to Jewish problems."
ice
ness of a "vacuum in his intel-
Le
lectual, emotional and spiritual
CO
life" has resulted in a mounting
ices.
interest in Hassidism.
n
Citing parable after parable
ranke
ed th f t
from the treasury of Hassidic
tute
o develo a gra
literature, Newman stressed the
whic
ill embra a f range
value of Hassidism in the area
Theodore Sachs, 10101 Dart- of le re-time act vities for a
of homiletics and pointed out
segm
s of the Jewis
that all Jewish denominations mouth, Oak Park, a native De- munit ,
the
have much to gain by a selective- troiter, is a Democratic candidate programs w
ave tradition-
for the University of Michigan
use of Hassidic material.
ally been associated with the
Board of Re-
Of universal appeal to rich
Detroit J e wish Community
gents
at
the
and poor, the intellectual and
Center.
election on
the ignorant "am ha-aretz",
'Calling upon the community
Hassidism offers -the reassur- - Monday.
He was nom-
to give its fullest support, he
ance that "the universe isn't
said:
blind or deaf or silent. It is inated for the
post by the
`responsive', not merely a ma-
"The Jewish Community Cen
chine." Through the contem- Democratic
ter is a center for every Jew
state conven-
plation of God, the Universe
in the Detroit area. While allo-
tion in Grand
and humanity, the average
cations from the Jewish - Wel-
man is shown the goodness of Rapids, last
fare Federation and.the United
month. If elect-
the universe, he said.
Community Services provide a
Along with- this "Hitlahavut",. ed, he will be
substantial amount of the cost
or Enkindlement, several other t h e youngest
of maintaing basic Center serv-
Hassidic ideas were cited by man ever to
ices, our effort to offer a pro-
Newman: joy and gladness in serve - in that
gram capable of meeting the
fullest r •f all
the religious experience through office. He is
music and dance (Simchah); in- 32.
stinctive fervent inwardness in 0 n e of the
d on the willingness of the
prayer (Kavvanah); humility of Sachs' two
individuals in the community
Sachs
spirit (Shiflut Ruach); and the children attends the Bet
alom to support this effort through
communion of man with God religious school. Sachs
of the Center membership."
(Deveikut). -
late Abraham Davi
Th'final pr cram which will
chs, who
That the Hassidic movement was sexton of the
aarey Zion
bears the distinctive imprint of Synagogue for ma
ears, attend-
Judaism was pointed out by ed- Yeshivath Bet
ehudah here.
Newman with the fact that the
Sachs receive
is Juris Doc-
urg
Baal Shem Tov, founder of Has- for law degree
high honors
sidism, never presumed to be a at the Universi
Alias
in
Boston
of
Michigan
Messiah and that the Zaddikim, Law School in 19
(Direct JTA
'ire
Hassidic rebbeS, have never
to
ewsy
Previously he was
ed in
been deified.
— George Lincoln
In a talk on the "Hassidic the Detroit school syste ,
Influence on Jewish Literature" eluding Central High School. He Rockwell of Arlington, Va.,
March 23 Dr. Abraham Halkin, received his B.A. degree with founder of the "American Nazi
associate professor at the Jewish high distinction at Wayne State Party", and one of his - followers
Theological Seminary, said the University in 1959 as a political were convicted. Tuesday in mu-
spirit of the movement has be- science major, and was gradu- nicipal court here on charges of
come "an extremely important ated with a "straight-A" record. violating t h e - Massachusetts
Sachs similarly enjoyed an "A" "true name" law and were
motif in Jewish literature!'
While the "enlightened" writ- average at the University of fined $10 each.
ers of the early 19th century Michigan Law School.
The law forbids registration
depicted the Hassidim as "stupid
At the Law School he was se- in a public accomodation under
morons" and showed "no eye for lected editor-in-chief of the U. a false name. Rockwell and Roy
the inner soul of Hassidism," in of M. Law Review for 1950-51, James, 23, a cook at Rockwell's
the late 19th century they real- achieving the highest attainable Nazi headquarters in Arlington,
ized the Enlightenment had gone student honor. He was elected, were arrested by state police in
too far in relinquishing Jewish upon graduation to Coif, national Topsfield for violation of the
law.
practice. In rediscovering the law honor society.
richness and beauty of Jewish
The state police charged that
Sachs has since practiced as an
life, Halkin said, the Maskillim attorney with the firm of Rothe, during a visit to Boston on Jan.
overlooked the faults of the Has- Marsten, Mazey, Sachs & O'Con- 14 Rockwell registered himself
sidim that once had seemed so- nell, the former firm of Michigan in a Boston hotel as "Nathan
important.
Supreme Court Justice George Ginsburg" and that James was
Thus, at the e
of the Edwards and Wayne Circuit not registered at all.
1800's, the H
ence Judge Theodore Bohm.
Rockwell, who not appeal the
handed do
om pare
to
He has been professionally municipal court conviction, de-
children
to crop .0
n
active in • the American, State nied the state police charges.
the w
the youn
and Detroit Bar Associations, the
write
American Judicature Society and
Th
ISM the Na ti o nal Association of
wer
aid: Claimants' Compensation Attor-
the
tein- neys. He is a member of Tau
ber
- 5 writ- Epsilon Rho, Jewish law frater-
ing
it
nity.
Ha
retzism' ");
Sachs has been active in nu-
merous civic and political orga-
nizations, including American
IF YOU TURN THE
Civil Liberties Union, of which
he is a board member; Amer-
icans for Democratic Action, of
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
which he is vice-chairman and
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
board member; NAACP, the
-University of Michigan Club of
- Detroit, and Citizens for Mich-
igan. He has been active in
Democratic Party affairs for
Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich.
many years. •

Theodore Sachs
U. of M. Regents
Board Cand to

announced
s ing.
Frank
cated that shor
thereafter a major effort
e-
cruit a substantial •
er of
ew members •
so be an-

"However," Frankel said,
"the good citizen will not await
a formal membership campaign,
but will want to concretely dem-
onstrate his appreciation of the
value of this agency and the de-
sire to contribute to the widest
expansion of its services by im-

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5 -- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday , March 31, 1961

Hassidism and Today's Jew Program Plannin
Fri
Inaugurated
Jewish Center: e ershi Enrollment
Rabbi Newman Delivers at Samuel
Frankel, president of ev
from
e deliberations me tely affiliating with -the
the Jewish Community Center,
he pro -m planning sti- Ce
r."
announced that a program
te, in wh
re h
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