Tonight's Temple Israel Service
Honors Rabbi Syme's 10th Year
Women Rabbis — Male Rebbitzin?
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
Then Deborah arose and said such instances are rare, it is
(Copyright, 1963, JTA, Inc.)
it was nothing to beat your also true that in actual practice,
of American Rabbis; and holds
The Temple Sisterhoods have enemy if you had the same the woman factor is never en-
board membership in Michigan
Society for Mental Health, Jew- voted in favor of giving women amount of arms. The trick was tirely left out of the rabbinate.
ish Historical Society of Michi- the right to serve as rabbis. Dr. to do it without them; Deborah There is a Yiddish saying that a
gan, internal relations commit- Nelson Glueck, president of inspired them with such faith in ray without a rebbitzin is only
tee of the Jewish Community Hebrew Union College-Jewish their God that they went out half the story. When a rabbi is
Council and cabinet member, of Institute of Religion, says there and soundly thrashed their foes. chosen, the congregation, we
The Talmud is full of the may be sure, has pretty well
the Michigan Regional Anti- is no reason why a woman, given
Defamation League of Bnai the required training, should praise of Beruria, the wife of also sized up the rebbitzin. The
not be a rabbi. Some 30 years Rabbi Meir. All of the sages ad- rebbitzin—the rabbi's wife—has
ago, Martha Newmark went
Participating in t o nigh t's through the full course at Heb- mitted that in learning, she was a special status.
If women become rabbis, their
service in Rabbi Syme's honor, rew Union College. Then the quite their equal. One time she
besides Dr. Lieberman and Dr. question was raised about her taught a much needed lesson in husbands should have the right
Frain, will be Cantor Harold ordination and, before it could Judaism to her distinguished to qualify as rebbitzins. Other-
Orbach, Julian S. Tobias, be settled, she married and was husband. Annoyed by some wise, it wouldn't be fair.
Temple Israel president; Milton ministering to her own family noise, Rabbi Meir said, "0 may
these noise makers perish from
E. Feldman, chairman of the instead.
IF YOU TURN THE
tenth anniversary committee;
"My husband," Beruria said
Mrs. Feldman, Samuel W. Barr
and Nathan Metz.
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
tening to the woman rabbi, tore: 'Let sin perish from the
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
All of the affiliate groups of people
might comment: "How earth,' not sinners."
Temple Israel will join in the did you like the stunning outfit
Among the Hassidim, the
evening's celebration, and a the rabbi wore?" They would
social hour following the service discuss her looks instead of the Maid of Ludomiv had her own
synagogue, and men and women
will be tendered by the Sister- sermon.
Milan Wineries,. Detroit, Mic4" .
flocked to hear her preach. If
in these objections, what
Rabbi Syme is married to the we But
seem to be really afraid of
former Sonia Hendin, also a is that
they might be too good.
native of Winnipeg. The Symes, It is like
the story of the very
who reside at 17555 Birchcrest, young rabbi
who was a candidate
have three sons, Daniel, a
Sale or Lease
a position. The leaders of the
freshman at the University of for
Michigan; David, a student at
and able, but they said
in Area .. .
Mumford High School; and brilliant
RABBI M. ROBERT SYME
Michael, who attends Hampton he was too young for the job.
"Give me a little time," said
to honor his friend and col- School.
the young rabbi, "and I will
league by preaching the sermon
overcome that objection."
on the topic "Beyond the Pur- American Orthodox
In Israel today, women can be
Ministers. Golda Meir is Foreign
RalKyi Syme came to Temple
Minister. In ancient Israel, De-
Israel ten years ago as assistant Kashruth on Liner
borah was a prophet. That is
14501 W. 7 Mile Rd., 1/2 block W. of James Couzens
rabbi to Dr. Leon Fram. Four
being the Chief Rabbi. The
NEW YORK (JTA) — An like
years later, at the recommenda-
Caananites, t h e i r neighbors,
tion of Dr. Fram, he was ele-
harassed and oppressed the
ernment urging it to prevent the Israelites,
vated to associate rabbi.
and the Israelites
establishment of a non-kosher
In 1960, Rabbi Syme was kitchen on the new passenger trembled before them. They call-
further honored by his congre- ship "Shalom" of the Zim Lines ed a conference and the matter
gation by being named co-rabbi, —parallel with a kosher kitchen of going to war was taken up,
along with Dr. Fram.
—was published by the Religious but the speakers all showed that
Rabbi Sy- me, born in Winni- Zionist Party of America, rep- the Caananites had the latest
peg, Canada, received his BA resenting the Mizrachi and Miz- chariots and other mo d ern
degree at Wesley College in rachi-Laborite groups. A similar equipment, while the Israelites
Winnipeg, and a Master's de- statement was issued by the Rab- were very poor in arms.
gree in education from the Uni- binical Council of America, an
versity of Pittsburgh. He is cur- Orthodox group.
rently completing his thesis at
In the "open letter," Rabbi I End s
Wayne State University for a Mordecai Kirshblum, president
HEIGHT OF THE SEASON
doctorate in education.
NEWPORT, R.I., (JTA)
of the American Religious Zion-
15 Glorious Days
Ordained as a rabbi from He- ist Party, emphasized that his S
brew Union College-Jewish In- party had "always maintained Dec. 15 at the Jewish Commun-
9 Days in Acapulco — 4 Days in Mexico City
stitute of Religion in New York, that all public institutions of ity Center, with the participa-
2 Days in Taxco and Cuernavaca
Rabbi Syme served for six years the State of Israel should ob- tion of rabbis from New York
as spiritual leader of Congrega- serve the principles of Kash- and London, climaxing a month-
tion Bnai Abraham in Butler, ruth." He argued that "Zim is long observance of the bicenten-
Pa., before coming to Temple not a private undertaking, but nial anniversary of the Tours
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OPEN SAT. NITE, ALL DAY SUN.
ence of the Central Committee Kahaneman.
Members of Temple Israel,
leaders in the Jewish com-
munity and a large group of
friends and co-workers in num-
erous civic organizations will
pay tribute to Rabbi M. Robert
Syme at special services tonight
marking his tenth anniversary
with Temple Israel.
The services begin at 8:30
p.m. Dr. George B. Lieberman,
rabbi of Central Synagogue of
Nassau County, Rockville Cen-
tre, N.Y., will be in the pulpit
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