Friday, Sept. 6, 1963 — THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEW S -- 12
Religious Survey Starts Today
Catholic representatives also
While the steering and advis-
ory committees for the Detroit are lacking on the survey corn- By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
Religious Survey, which corn- mittee because the Catholics Jewish Telegraphic
menses today, does not include have a nearly complete record
When were written texts for
a Jewish representative, Dr. of their affiliates.
prayers first used?
A request has been made to
Francis M. DuBose, coordin-
To the best of current knowl-
ator, and Rev. William A. both Jews and Catholics that edge,
written texts for prayers
Powell, survey director, stated they give a courteous response were first
in the eighth
that Jewish groups were invited to the survey if and when ap- century of used
the Common Era.
and have indicated an interest proached.
While the text of the basic
in the information being gath-
prayers had been standardized
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centuries before that, the pray-
ers were more or less recited
Why were Jewish prayers
so standardized and fixed in
Survivors of 1945
invite everyone to participate in our
form and content?
As early as in Talmudic times
it was realized that a fixed and
standardized text was necessary
so as to protect the liturgy from
the intrusion of foreign ele-
ments which might have intro-
duced various non-Jewish doc-
trines into the Jewish prayers.
In the time of the Gaonim this
was especially a danger because
of the Karaites, who denied the
authority of the Talmud and
who developed theories which
were contrary to basic Jewish
Law and Philosophy. Further-
more, a standardized liturgy
was a means of developing a
sense of universalism and com-
munity spirit amongst worship-
pers of the Jewish fatih because
it meant that Jews all over the
world were using the same
prayers. It also tied together
Jews of various historical per-
iods giving Jews a sense of his-
toric continuity in their prayers.
Perhaps no other instrument
has served as well as to unite
Jews all over the world as has
the standardized texts of our
prayer s. Furthermore, the
standardized texts have cap-
tured the thoughts, ideas and
aspirations as well as the needs
and desires of the worshipers
in a depth of feeling and an
economy of language as well as
in the most beautiful of literary
expressions. The language of
the fixed texts has a moving
effect upon the worshiper who
has some understanding of its
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inquiries on Membership, Day Nursery, Sunday School,
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River Rouge Jewish Congregaaion
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wish the entire community
A Happy and Healthy New Year
and invite all downriver residents
to join US in prayer during the
High Holy Days
Louis Sax Will Officiate
CONGREGATION BETH ABRAHAM
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Why are most all Jewish
prayer texts composed in the
plural rather than in the
Samuel, the third century
Babylonian scholar of Talmudic
times, laid down the rule that
one is obligated to include the
entire community in his prayers
(Berakoth 49b). In the first
place our best chance for Sal-
vation and fulfillment comes
through the grace of the group
of the community before the
eyes of the Lord. While we may
be undeserving individually. we
may be answered as part of the
people of Israel. Even if we are
fit to be answered individually,
we have not done our part in-
deed, if we show no concern for
others who may not be so vir-
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with one's self is rather a self-
ish and unwise attitude. Indeed
our blessings are that much
more meaningful in a blessed
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for the High Holy Day Services in its air conditioned
Office Hours: Daily 9 to 5 and 7 to 9
Sundays 9 to 5
First Selichoth — Midnight Sat., Sept. 14
Cantor Louis Klein and Choir
Assn. of Orthodox
Forms Detroit Body
FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS
to attend the inspirational services of
THE HAGUE, (JTA) —The Born in Romania, Rabbi Beeri
Hague Jewish Congregation an- was for many years a director
flounced the unanimous election of high schools in Israel.
of Rabbi Simon Beeri, 55, of
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Helsinki, as its Chief Rabbi.
from memory before that time.
Rabbi Beeri Named Chief Rabbi of Hague
The Association of Orthodox ,
Jewish Scientists, active in all •
i fields relating to the orienta-
1 don within the framework of
l Orthodox Judaism. has formed
a chapter in Detroit.
Foremost of the activities of
the organization are a quarterly
journal, "Intercom," public lec-
tures and seminars for college
students. In addition, the asso-
ciation fosters science educa-
tion in Jewish day schools and
endeavors to make available to
• rabbinic authorities the scien-
tific background required for
the formulation of Halachic de-
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▪ lecture programs can be cli-
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