Friday, April 10, 1964 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS —
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
Q—Why are the Biblical
portions concerning the daily
sacrifice read every day in
the daily prayer liturgy both
morning and afternoon?
A--In the first place, the
Rabbis contend that our daily
prayers every morning and
afternoon take the place of the
daily sacrifices which were of-
fered in the Temple of old
every morning and afternoon.
Thus to remind us of this con-
nection, as well as to keep us
bound to our past and to pro-
ject us into the future hopes of
the Restoration of the Temple,
these portions are read every
morning and afternoon. Furth-
ermore, the Rabbis maintain
that every man, in the course of
his prayer should consider him-
self ready to offer sacrifices.
Q—Why is the sacrifice of
Isaac read in the course of the
early morning prayers every
A—Some consider this as an
introduction to the passages
which are read daily in the sy-
nagogues concerning the animal
sacrifices of old. Reading this
portion tells us the real mean-
ing of the sacrifices. It is actu-
ally man himself who should be
ready to sacrifice himself before
the Almighty—so all inclusive
should be his sense of total self
commitment to deity. It is only
through the mercy of God, that
we can either atone for our sins
or seek his Grace and Benevo-
lence for our needs, as the case
may be, through the medium of
another sacrifice. In the days of
the Temple this was in the
forms of animals or charity cou-
pled with the accompanying
prayers that this measure of
sacrifice be acceptable to the
Almighty. In our own days, it
is our prayers instead of the
animals, coupled with our
charity and especially our
feeling of total subservience
to His Will which brings us
either our atonement or the ful-
fillment of our daily needs.
Thus the passage of the Sacri-
fice of Isaac brings to mind that
man himself is the essential
sacrifice which the Almighty
requires. There are others who
claim that the inclusion of the
passage which tells us of the
Sacrifice of Isaac in the morn-
ing liturgy brings to mind the
basis of our claims when we
approach the Almighty through
either sacrifice of prayer. While,
we may personally be unworthy
of His Divine Grace we call
upon Him as the descendants of
the Patriarchs whose willing-
ness to sacrifice their very lives
for Him brought about the
Covenant which He made with
them, giving us the right and
the precedent to approach Him
for our daily needs and asking
him to fulfill our destiny as the
Chosen Peoplet—the descend-
ants of people like Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob unto whom he
gave His word that he would
concern Himself with us, their
I like the streets of New York
City, where I was born, better
than these streets of palms.
No doubt, by father liked his
village in Ukrainia better than
the streets of New York City;
and my grandfather the city and
its synagogue, where he once
read aloud the holy books, better
than the village in which he
dickered in the market-place.
— Charles Reznikoff, in
"By the Waters of Manhattan".
(New Directions, 1962)
Adas Shalom's Mortgage Burning
Redemption Ceremony on April 29
Clothing Workers Union Nathan Sharon Elected
Sponsors New Medical Bnai Moshe President
Nathan Sharon has been elec-
Center in State of Israel
NEW YORK (JTA)—A new ted president of Cong. Bnai
medical center sponsored by
the Amalgamated Clothing
Workers of America will be
named in memory of Sidney
Hillm a n, the Jewish labor
leader who headed the union,
it was announced by Dr. Sol
Stein, director of the National
Committee for Labor Israel, at
a dinner in honor of Jacob S.
Potofsky, president of the
A message from President
Lyndon B. Johnson praising
Potofsky was read at the din-
ner. Proceeds of the dinner will
go to expand the Mayer H.
Bernstein Children's Pavilion
at the Central Emek Hospital
Moshe, succeeding Norbert Rein-
urer; Dr. Jer
and Donald J.
Erwin Friedman, Seymour
Fried, Julius Reznik, Herman
Roth David Schiff, Eugene
Friedman, Meyer Ellis, Dr. Law-
rence Yaffa, and Bernard Klein
will fill vacancies on the board.
FINEST PAINT IN 100 YEARS
From "Trade Winds" column
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A new temple going up in
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Lag b'Omer Eve, Wednesday, earliest clays of the synagogue,
reports someone asked if it
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April 29, will mark a milestone will contribute songs.
signified a new cult of "Judo-
in the progress of one of De-
The theme of "the old and ism."
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MAC-O-LAC PORCELAIN FINISH
of Redemption—highlighted by the ceremonies; as well as the
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New alkyd formula!
the burning of the mortgage.
most recent Bnai Mitzvah. Re-
Dries to hard
Norman Allan, president of sponding for the corps of new
Covers in one coat!
the synagogue, announces that members will be one of several
Judge Ira G. Kaufman heads young second-generation syna-
the mortgage redemption com- gogue members.
mittee. At the ceremonies, the
In Memory of the Six Million Jews
congregation will honor men Expect $2 Million Sales
who have been pivotal in the
of Detroit—Arranges A
growth and development of the of Israeli Goods at Fair
congregation from its inception.
NEW YORK.—An estimate of
Sunday, April 12th, 1964-3 P.M.
Jud'ge Kaufman, honorary $2.5 million in sales of Israel
president of Adas Shalom, in- merchandise at the New York
Jewish Community Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. cor. Curtis
vites the Jewish community to World's Fair was given by Israel
Main Speakers: Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig and
Rabbi Isaac Stollman
attend. this mortgage redemp- Wolsky, president of Israel Pro-
Survivors of the Concentration Camps and Ghettos will Light the
tion celebration. During the ducts Inc., New York, sole con-
Candles. Memorial Prayers by: CANTORS SHABTAI ACKERMAN
course of the proceedings past cessionaire to the 1,200 square
AND JOSEPH BIRNHOLTZ. BELLA GOLDBERG at the piano.
Solemn presentation by the Jewish War Veterans. Your participa-
presidents and founders of the feet sales area adjacent to the
tion will reflect your sense of identification with the unbroken
congregation will be honored American-Israel Pavilion.
chain of Jewish history and martyrdom!
Listen to the voice of Shaarit Haplaytah, Saturday night, April
Hundreds of items from
and will play an important part
11th, 9:45 p.m., radio station W.J.L.B. 1400 on the dial—Altman's
in the ceremony of the mort- Israel's leading manufacturers
Yiddish radio hour.
will be on sale during the two
Rabbi Jacob E. Segal, spir- six-month periods when the fair
itual leader of Atlas Shalom for will be open this year and next.
the past 18 years, will induct The sales area is subdivided into
new members into the congre- three bays, one each for gift-
gation, symbolizing the conti- ware, foodstuffs and boutique
nuity of Judaism with the syn- items.
A separate outside unit will
agogue by a conjoining of the
feature souvenirs and novelties.
old and the new.
The musical departments of The area will also have a spe-
Adas Shalom will be well rep- cial mail order counter.
resented: Cantor Nicholas Fen-
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akel, who has been hazzan of 2nd Children's Home
a great time! And now, with our new, modified American
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TEL AVIV (JTA)—Ground-
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accompanied by the synagogue
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choir; the Adas Shalom Sym- breaking ceremonies for the
weekends ... attend nightly free movies ... get a tan in
phony Ensemble, instrumental second Mae Boyar Children's
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concert group sponsored by a Home in Israel were held in
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in our popular Sulphur Baths, relax in Sauna Baths,
synagogue, will be conducted by Or Yehuda. Present were lead-
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Zinovi Bistritsky, assistant con- ers of the Pioneer Women's
Play cards, chat with new friends, sip a cocktail in the
certmaster of the Detroit Sym- Organization which is sponsor-
bar .. . walk on the beach or visit nearby shops. Dress
phony; and the Adas Shalom ing the project, and Lou Boyar,
informally, forget your worries and just have fun!
Sisterhood Chorale, whose mus- the Los Angeles philanthropist
ical efforts date back to the
htome as a living memorial to
his late wife.
The first Mae Boyar Chil-
at Yeshiva April 19
full course breakfast and
dren's Home has already been
New This Season!
deluxe dinner! Same rate
The first Sephardic Synagogue opened in Beisan. Pioneer
weekends or week days.
European Plan (room
Leadership Conference will be Women has undertaken to spon-
only) if you
convened on April 19 by Dr. sor the management of the
Solomon Gaon, chief rabbi homes.
(Haham) of Sephardic Jews in
the British Commonwealth, in
First Police Magistrate
Only 3 hours' drive from Detroit via I 94.
conjunction with Yeshiva Uni-
Alexander Israel Symmons, a
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versity's Community Service British jurist who served after
and we'll meet you if requested.
Division, Rabbi Morris H. Finer, the turn of the century, was
the first Jew to become a metro-
The conference will be held politan police magistrate in
at the University's Furst Hall, England.
500 W. 185th Street, Manhat-
tan, and the participants will
He who complains but finds
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include rabbinic and lay repre- no sympathy is the one who far-
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sentatitves of Sephardic congre- ing ill in one town does not ven-
gations throughout the United ture to try another.—Baba Met-
States and Canada.
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