THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Rabbinical Council's •
by Rabbi Hayim Donin
On the Record
By NATHAN ZIPRIN
Another Year . . .
Rabbi Abraham N. AvRutick,
The days run all too fast.
president of the Rabbinical
What is time? What is a year?
Council of America, which rep- The mathematicians and the pre-
resents 850 orthodox rabbis and cisionists have ready answers.
million and a Those of us who measure things
half congre- by other rods have no ready
gants in the answer.
Time is what we do with it.
and Canada, It is a yardstick by which to
announced the measure greatness. A wall that
appointment divides the great from the small,
of Rabbi Ber- the festive from the mundane.
nard L. Ber- A tome whose pages are a guide-
zon of Con- post for all time.
We commonly deplore the pas-
vath Israel,, sage of time as if it alone car-
Rabbi Berzon Br o o k 1 yn, 'tied the seed of our troubles,
N.Y., as chairman of the Mid- forgetting that it is merely an
winter Conference of the Rab- instrument of our hands. Given
time we could solve all the ills
binical Council of America.
Rabbi AvRutick also appoint- of time. In time we may destroy
ed Rabbi Hayim Donin, of Cong. what God has wrought. Time is
Bnai David, Detroit, as co- the pause between despair and
Over 500 rabbis from every
There was no radiance in the
part of the United States and year that closes its pages soon.
Canada will attend the confer- Nor was there the feared catas-
ence, to be held Jan. 14 through trophe. At times the world stood
16 in the Brunswick Hotel, at the brink, at the mercy of
the masters of the atom. That
Role of of
in it has survived is a tribute to
the verity that mans vow to
Government". preserve creation will preserve
long beyond measurable time.
Beth Abraham Torah,
5 Synagogues Welcome Vacationing Collegians at Special Services
Five Detroit area and Pontiac
synagogues will hold special
homecoming Sabbath services
for college students tonight.
Beth Aaron Synagogue will
welcome collegiates at a special
service 8:30 p.m. today. Norton
Bicoll and Sanford Sulkes will
be hazzanim. "The Responsibil-
ities of Jewish Youth to the
Jewish People" will be discussed
by Gerald Meral, Richard Pan-
ush and Jay Shumaker. A social
hour will follow with greetings
from Rabbi Benjamin H. Gor-
relick and President Joseph
Lovy. Hazzan David Bagley will
lead in community singing. An
open forum on the service theme
will also take place.
Temple Israel will fete its col-
legiate family at a dinner and
service 8:30 p.m. today. "The
Problems and Aspirations of
Youth in the Space Age" will
be . ' discussed by Midshipman
Roger B. Imerman, 3/c, U.S.
Naval Academy; Johanna Silver,
University of Michigan; and
Lawrence Trepeck, U. of M.
Cantor Harold Orbach will pre-
sent a special solo, "I Lift Up
Mine Eyes," by Gordon.
Cong. Beth El will greet re-
turning college students 8:30
p.m. today at special homecom-
ing services. Dr. Richard C.
Hertz will preach on "The Col-
lege Student's Judaism."
Temple Beth Jacob of Pontiac
will hold its annual college
homecoming service 8:30 p.m.
today with vacationing collegi-
ans participating. The subject
for the evening will be "College
and the Cold War."
Cong. Bnai Israel of Pontiac
will honor collegians at services
9:15 p.m. today.
Beth Moses to Open
Bible Study Course
Dr. David Silver, chairman
of the Adult Education Com-
mittee of Cong. Beth Moses,
has announced that commenc-
ing Jan. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m., a
Bible Study Course will be held
at the congregation. Rabbi A.
Irving Schnipper will be the
instructor for this course. For
information, call the synagogue,
World YMHA Federation
National Jewish community
center organizations in 19 dif-
ferent countries belong to the
World Federation of YMHA's
which coordinates exchange ar-
rangements between the affili-
Father Daniel .. .
The Israel Supreme Court rul- ated groups.
inc that a Jew who has been
New officers have been elect- converted to another faith does
ed for the Chevrah Kadisha not come within the purvey of
Cemetery Association and the the Law of Return, is not the
Chevrah Mishnayot Torah Study end of the who is a Jew? dis-
Society of Beth Abraham Syna- putation. Father Daniel, the Car-
melite monk who carried the case
Louis Ellenbogen is president to the highest court with the
of the Cemetery Association l
with William Genser, vice-presi
dent; Jacob Greenberg, tress-1 file a writ for reargtunent of the
urer; Louis Last, secretary; and case. His move, when it is made,
Hyman A. Keys, counsellor.
will be predicated on the con-
Rabbi Israel Halpern is presi- tention that the provision of the
dent of the Torah Study Society Law of Return under which he
with Herman Weiss and Jacob was denied automatic citizenship
is i unconstitutional per se as well
as because of the fact that it
and Harry Greenbaum and Max conflicts with halachic authority.
Father Daniel has been de-
picted in press reports as a
virtual lamed vovnik because of
his alleged rescue of Jews while
he was being sheltered in the
monasteries of Poland when he
was undergoing transformation
from Judaism to Christianity dur-
ing the Nazi holocaust. The fait
of the matter is however that,
as humanitarian as his actions
were, they could have stemmed
solely from one motivation—to
have other Jews see the light
as he saw it. This has always
been the history of meshumodim.
Israel today is grappling with
the problem. of meshumodim,
many of them impudent mission-
aries who show little sensitivity
in the handling of their assign-
ments. There is no inclination
there to bar such activities, but
it would be inexcusable if those
preachers of conversion were
given wider latitude in Israel
just because of the fact that they
were born Jews. The problem is
not whether a man who was born
a Jew remains a Jew even
though he has decided to end
his days in other cloisters, but
whether a man who abandoned
his people should be given a
CHEF BOY-AR-DEE lectern, a Jewish platform, from
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Italian Jewish Leaders
Call on President with
Greetings for Holidays
ROME, (JTA) — A delega-
tion of Jewish leaders called
upon Italian President Segni
to offer the greetings of the
Italian Jewish community on
the occasion of the Christmas
and New Year's holidays.
The delegation, Rabbi Elio
Toaff of Rome, Dr. Nissim, rep-
resenting the Italian Rabbinical
Council, and Prof.. Sergio Pi-
perno, president of the Union
of Italian Jewish Communities,
presented President Segni with
two Italian translations of the
Bible — one several hundred
years old and one modern one.
Let's Have a Party!
I'll bring the.Yita Herring. It's a real party
dish. No work and all pleasure. The tender
herring morsels are ready to serve right from
the jar with crisp onion rings and a fabulous
sauce. There's Vita Herring in your choice
of tangy sour cream, lightly spiced wine, or
zesty cocktail sauce. They're so delicious
I'll bring a jar of each. What will you bring?
Just yourself—and a hearty appetite!