THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, May 24, 1963 —
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Czar Had Nowhere
Go, Ben-Zvi Did
for Requirements to Itzhak
Ben-Zvi, the late Presi-
dent of Israel, left Russia as a
very young man to go to Pales-
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
tine and help make the dream
of the Jewish State come true.
The Soviet Ambassador said
to him, "Why did you leave
"I didn't like the Czar," said
Ben-Zvi. "Either he had to go
or I had to go."
"Why didn't he go?" asked
the Soviet Ambassador.
"He had nowhere to go," said
Ben-Zvi. "I had."
The practice of consoling
mourners comes under the cate ,.`
gory of showing kindness and
grace (Chesed) to one's fellow
man. It is one of those practices
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Thus we are likewise command- ist, critic, essayist and a member
ed to comfort those who mourn of the editorial staff of the Jew
ish Daily Forward, died here
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one of the things that "brings wrote for the Zeit, official organ
OVER 40 YEARS
good into the world (Aboth of the Poale Zionist movement.
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When visiting the House of the Forward in 1924.
mourners one must wait for
He was a wide participant in
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down with him on the ground the author of a number of books.
. . . and none spoke a word unto
He was a brother of the late
him; for they saw that his grief Samuel Lieberman of Detroit.
was very great." Subsequently
the Bible tells us "After this
Job opened his mouth" .(Job
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3:1). It is claimed that this is
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purposes for comforting the
In loving memory of the late
mourners is to justify the judg-
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ed be the judge of Truth." (Job
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In Loving Memory of
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Jewish Library Body
Convenes in Cleveland
The Jewish Library Associa-
cion will hold its convention
June 2-5 at the Statler-Hilton
Hotel in Cleveland. Theme of
the one-year-old association's
parley is "Better Jewish Librar-
ies With Better Service."
The organizition represents
all branches of Judaism. It was
founded largely through the in-
spiration of Miriam Leikind,
librarian at The Temple, Uni-
versity Circle and Silver Park,
Cleveland. Among the speakers
at the convention will be Her-
bert C. Zafren of the Hebrew
Union College Library in Cin-
cinnati, and Rabbi Goodman,
associate editor or the National
Jewish Welfare Board Circle.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Isidor
P e r c h i c k acknowledges with
grateful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sympathy
extended by relatives a n d
friends during the -family's re-
The Family of the Late
tion the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-
reavement. Also thank-
ing Rabbi Segal, Rabbi
Adler and Cantor Fe-
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CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY
Office and Cemetery
Will be closed
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th AND
THURSDAY, MAY 30th
-Shavuoth Holiday Observance
All those who wish to beautify the graves of
their loved ones at the NUSACH HARI
CEMETERY are asked to contact
MR. HYMAN KABER
Res., LI 6-3205
Due to the Shovuos Holiday
The Hebrew Memorial Park
(CHESED SHEL EMES CEMETERY)
AND ITS OFFICES
WILL BE CLOSED ON
WEDNESDAY, May 29th
THURSDAY, May 30th
A Memorial Plaque
for the Late
Will be dedicated on
Shavuot, May 30, at
the Shaarey Zedek
are respectfully invited
The HEBREW BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
(Chesed Shel Emes)
WILL HOLD MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd, at 1:00 P.M.
At the Veterans Section of Their Cemetery
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In Blessed and Beloved Memory of Our Dear
With the Participation of Julius Rosenwald Post
No. 218 of the American Legion
Rabbi Joshua S. Sperka (of Young Israel of
Greenfield) will officiate.
who passed away May 30, 1962. "Forever in our
hearts." His devoted wife, Lily; children, grand-
children and great grandchildren.
FAMILIES, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS
ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Morris Dorn, President
Edward Miller, Vice-President
Ben Schneider, Vice-President Samuel S. Partner, Cemetery Chm.