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September 13, 1963 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-13

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Friday, Sept. 13, 1963 -- THE DETROIT JEWIS H NEWS -- 48

Birth Control, Related Subjects Frankly Viewed by 21 Physicians

There is plain language in day, splendidly edited by John
the handling of the multiple sex Clover Monsma, of Grand Rap-
question rotating around birth ids, a former Protestant min-
control in "Religion and Birth ister who has turned to writing.
Control," published by Double-
In 21 essays by noted physi-
cians. the questions covered
here are not only of birth con-
May You Be Inscribed in the
t•ol but also of artificial insemi-
nation, sterilization, natural
Book of Life for a Good Year
childbirth. abortions and many
other related subjects.

MR. AND MRS.
SAMUEL P. BAKER

14444 Vassar Dr.

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A Hapy and Healthy New
Year To All

MRS. ROSE
BECKERMAN

I

33 Grove Ave.
Highland Park 3, Mich.

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Best Wishes for a Happy,
Healthy New Year

MRS. ALEX BELKIN
AND FAMILY

12860 Burton Ave.

While there is frequent
emphasis by some of the
writers on "conscience," the
editor d e c l a r es that col:-
science can be mistaken for
lack of "sufficient" infor-
mation or "correct" informa-
tion. He therefore calls at-
tention to the fact that this
book's aim is to help people,
especially young people, "ac-
quire an informed and en-
lighened conscience in mat-
ters of sex and reproduction."

This task is attained fairly
thoroughly by the 21 partici-
pants in the symposium in this
book. The outspokenness of the
writers is especially commend-
able.
A Jewish participant, Dr.
Alan F. Guttmacher, gynecolo-
gist-in-chief of New York's
Sinai Hospital, states that the
ancient Hebrews' taboos on con-
traception and induction of
abortion stems from the popu-
lation problems of that time.
Their survival against hostile
neighbors depended on an in-
crease in their numbers.
He describes the evasions, the
story of Onanism; and expresses
the "heretical opinion" that if
the Bible were written today in
an era of rising populations in-
stead of "be fruitful and multi-
ply" it would say be careful."
He adds that Judaism modified
its stand on contraception in
Talmudic times, stating that "a

woman may use contraception
Dr. Rex L. Rook, a Protestant,
. . . when very youthful, when believes that artificial insemi-
pregnant and when nursing."
nation is "a contravention of
He does not consider the use the Divine law, if a third party
of harmless methods of birth is invited or bought to take
control unethical, he considers the husband's place in the act
thoughtless parenthood im- of begetting." "A firm taboo" is
moral, and he urges that "the placed also by Dr. Oliver J.
giving of contraceptive advice Steiner, a Baptist. "on the
should be wholly democratized whole insemination scheme
and he does not condone extra- where donors are involved in
marital relations. one way or another."
There has been much dis-
The other participants in the
cussion relative to the accept- discussion give their views on
ante of parentage resulting control of conception, permis-
from artificial insemination., sive and necessary birth control.
The Protestant Dr. Clarence A. the developments in the prac-
McIntyre, writing on "The tice of sterilization and the
Childless Couple, the Bible ethics of such a practice.
and the Power of Prayer,"
Many dilemmas face the doc-
describes the scriptural ref- tors on some of the issues, yet
erences to incest, polygamy, the participants in the discus-
extra-marital unions, and sion, members of all faiths, are
points to frightening possi- so frank in their approaches to
bilities in insemination. He the issues that their collective
declares that "donor insemi- effort in "Religion and Birth
nation seems to be outside Control" makes this a most
the limits of a strictly mono- useful book and a very instruc-
gamous marriage so often ex- tive and informative guide for
tolled in Scripture . ."
young people.

Science Confirms Old. Saying—
It Never Rains on 1_Tom Kippur

What we have to learn to do
we learn by doing.—Aristotle.

A Happy, Healthy New Year
To All.

Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Davidson

23130 Church
Oak Park, Mich.

Best Wishes
On. The New Year

DR. AND MRS.
HAROLD G. DIX

AND FAMILY

18285 Warrington Dr.

Best Wishes To All
for a Happy New Year

Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Fishman

333 Covington Dr.

New Year Greetings
and Best Wishes from

From Newsweek
Bradley, who still doesn't know
MR. and MRS.
Once many farmers planted the explanation for his discov-
potatoes or corn at the full ; ery. "At first, I couldn't believe
SAM GOLD
moon, in the belief that rain it. Surely, I figured, it would
A Happy, Healthy New Year
Painting and Decorating
was sure to fall in a few days. have been noticed by now. I
To All
17534 Prairie
Meteorologists dismissed the put off completing the study
UN 2-2634
idea as a quaint holdover from for eight months."
DR. AND MRS.
Actually, the correlation had
pagan times when the moon
was worshiped as a deity with been noticed—and disregarded. asts...9
DAVIS BENSON
The Jewish Day of Atonement,
May The Coming Year Be
influence over the weather.
1300 Wellesley Dr.
One of Health
Now it seems that the farm- Yom Kippur, always falls in the
and Happiness For All
ers were right all along. Using second week of the lunar month,
an IBM 650 computer to analyze and among devout Jews there
Mr. and Mrs.
U.S. rainfall data over the past is an old saying that "it never
THE DETROIT
50 years, an astronomer at New rains on Yom Kippur." As one
Movsas Goldaftas
York University's College of of Bradley's Jewish colleagues
COUNCIL OF
told
him:
"We
had
it
under
our
18041 Schaefer
Engineering has found that rain
actually does tend to fall a few noses all along, and missed it."
PIONEER WOMEN
days after the new and full
wish their members, their
Happy New Year To All Our
moons. When the moon is only
Best Wishes For A Year I
RABBI
many friends, contribu-
Friends and Relatives
a half circle, Donald Bradley
of Health and Happiness
tors and the entire Jewish
DAVID JESSEL
and his associates report in the
community, a very Happy
journal Science, there is a cor- i
MR. and Mrs.
19746 Weyher Ave.
Mr. and Mrs.
responding tendency to dryness. 1
and Healthy New Year.
Livonia, Mich.

JACK KORMAN
sidore
O
"O ur findings surprised and 1,
Wishes All His Congregants
shocked a lot of meteorologists I
and
and Friends
Mrs. Milton Weiss,
2.2171 Stratford
at first," Bradley said wryly,
A Happy and Healthy
Ronald, Sheila and Terry
Council President
Oak Park, Mich.
"but they're checking their own .
New Year
records and they confirm our
findings. One meteorologist in
Texas wrote that the lunar in- Best Wishes on the New Year
Mr. and Mrs.
fluerrc- e holds true for his
to All Our Members and
records of 40 years of heavy
Friends
Isadore Kolodney
rainfall in San Salvador. He
also has noticed that flash floods
wish their members and friends
of 20161 Carol
Rovner-
in Texas are most likely to oc-
A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous
Wish all their relatives and
Lachowitcher
cur just after a full moon."
New Year
friends a Healthy and Happy
Bradley started amassing his
Aid
Society
New Year
figures back in 1957 when he
noticed some "odd coincidences"
between the positions of the
Best Wishes for a Year of
planets and weather. Two years
Happy New Year
Health and Happiness
ago, when he joined Dr. Max
From
A. Woodbury's research group
14511 Ludlow
Oak Park, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs.
at NYU, he was given the com-
MR. AND MRS.
puters to check out his "crazy"
wish their family and friends
David Schoichit
ideas. "We really just stumbled
JOE ALPERT
AND FAMILY
A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year
on the moon correlation," said

Oak Park, Mich. 48237

1

THE BIALISTOKER and
BRISKER AID SOCIETY

MR. and MRS. LOUIS KEPES

18989 Snowden

18508 Mark Twain

Nathan the Prophet

We/brew Ladies

ad Society

wish their members and friends

Very Wappy new Year

Mrs. John (Mollie) Leuchtman,

President

From World Over
Nathan the Prophet acted as
the people's conscience in the
days of King David. After Da-
vid's victories in battle, the
king wished to build a Temple.
But Nathan told him, "You have
spilled too much blood in your
fighting. Therefore, not you, but
your son will build God's Tem-
ple." Later, when David mar-
ried Bathsheba, the widow of
Uriah, Nathan said to the king,
"A rich man once took away a
poor man's only lamb to serve
it for dinner. What do you think
of that?" "Death to that rich
man who was so unfair!" David
cried. Nathan pointed an ac-
cusing finger at the king. "You
are that man! You sent Uriah
to the front lines of battle so
that he would be killed. Then
you took his wife. Because of
this the Lord will punish you!"
David was ashamed of himself
and he sat in grief and sorrow
as Nathan the Prophet left the
palace. It is this dramatic scene
that is portrayed here.

Best Wishes to All Our Relatives and Friends
For A Happy and Healthy New Year

MR. and MRS. SAMUEL BROWN
AND FAMILY

To All Our Members, Friends and the Jewish People
Detroit A Happy and ProsperOus New Year

THE BERDITCHEV-KESHENEV AID SOCIETY

Harry Rocklin, pres.
Louis Bassin, vice-pres., Isadore Shapiro, vice-pres.
Jacob Resnick, secy., L. H. Cohan, corres. secy.

A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
to our members and their families and to the
Jewish people the world over

CHAIM WEIZMANN SOCIETY

Louis Rosenberg president
Jennie Sherman vice-president

of

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