THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, April 24, 1964
En a va vement Told
MISS PAULA POLLOCK
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pollock of
Kentfield Ave., announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Paula
Irene to Jack Finkelstein, son of
Mrs. Fannie Finkelstein of Prairie
Miss Pollock is a graduate of
Wayne State University, where she
was affiliated with Iota Alpha Pi
Sorority. The couple plans an Aug.
Kvutza to Dedicate
Program to Israel
An Israel Independence Day pro-
gram is scheduled by the women
of Kvutza Ivrit, Hebrew Cultural
Society, 9 p.m. Saturday at the
Theme of the gathering will be
based on the "unknown woman"
in the building of Israel.
Mrs. Helen Radin will present
a declamation of the Israel De-
claration of Independence, and -
a story by an unknown builder
of Israel will be read by Mrs.
Fae Kleinplatz and Shulamith
Golani will recite poems, and Mrs.
Drora Kleinplatz will lead in com-
munity singing, accompanied by
her daughter Helen at the piano.
Mrs. Yonina Mathis, chairman of
the evening, will extend greetings.
"Music As You Like it"
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Yeshiva U. Presidential Assistant to Give View
of Values for Today; Philosophy Prof. Speaks
Dr. Emanuel Rackman, assistant
to the president of Yeshiva Uni-
versity, will be concluding speaker
in the Midrasha Institute lecture
series 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the
Esther Berman Auditorium, United
He will discuss "Values and
Commitments for Our Day: a
Traditional Rabbi's Point of View."
A former president of the Rab-
binical Council of America and
the New York Board of Rabbis
and a former vice president of
the Religious Zionists of America,
Dr. Rackman also is associate pro-
fessor of political science at
Yeshiva U. and spiritual leader of
Cong. Shaaray Tefila, Far Rock-
During World War II, Dr.
Rackham was Jewish chaplain
at Army Air Force headquarters,
Washington, and military aide to
the European theater comman-
der's special adviser on Jewish
Affairs. For his work with dis-
placed persons, he received the
Army Commendation Ribbon
with oak leaf cluster.
He holds bachelor of laws and
doctor of philosophy degrees from
Colombia and was ordained at the
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary in 1934. Dr. Rackman
also holds the honorary degree of
doctor of divinity at Yeshiva Uni-
He is author of "Israel's Emerg-
in Constitution," "Jewish Values
for Modern Man" and Sabbaths
and Festivals in the Modern Age,"
a part of the Yeshiva "Studies in
Torah Judaism." He is contributor
to a number of law reviews as well
as Commentary and other Jewish
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"We Jews have been denied
freedom so often, how could we
bring ourselves to deny freedom
to others?" With this observation
on "minority ethics," Dr. Abraham
Kaplan brought out another in his
list of "Values and Commitments
for Our Day" at the Midrasha In-
Dr. Kaplan, professor of philos-
ophy at the University of Michi-
gan, pointed out that Jews "come
naturally by certain social ideals
of equality. Our God constantly
identifies Himself as the God who
brought us out of the land of
Egypt, . . . who freed us from
By way of analogy, he added,
"When two 'Yids' (Jews, - or the
Hebrew letter yod) are side by
side, they spell God." But there is
no word, no godliness, "when one
'Yid' is over the other."
Dr. Kaplan also commented
that "integration which shares
basic rights and opportunities"
has his support, but he de-
nounced integration that would
"melt us all down into a com-
mon culture which lacks char-
acter because of its commonal-
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The Student Group of the Music
Study Club of Detroit will meet
The ethical base on which Jew- 8 p.m. today at the home of Carol
ish values rest, Dr. Kaplan said, Schwartz, 25825 York, Huntington
"Our insistence that moral val-
Guest speaker will be Clark
ues have a reality of their own ..
Eastham, contemporary composer,
that loyalty to values lies above pianist and teacher. Eastham will
politics and all other expediencies speak on the "Problems of a Com-
. "Our refusal to separate sacred poser."
from profane (The world is ac-
Interested students, ages 14 to
cepted for what it is; we don't 21 are invited to attend.
turn our backs on it for other
"Our view of the rationality of
Music the Stein-Way -.
man (Intellect plays a central part
in Jewish life).
"Our recognition that all moral
achievement relies on self as the
sole resource on which to draw.
(Being true to oneself is necessary
to the achievement of value)."
He condemned the tendency in
the world for "cultural uniformity
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and political disunity," calling on
Judaism goes beyond equality to "Judaism to speak the accents of
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another ideal, Dr. Kaplan said — the 20th Century and of America."
brotherhood. "The Jew sets human
warmth against moral aloneness."
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Referring to the term "hutzpah"
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to mean integrity, Dr. Kaplan.
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"How 'typically Jewish," he noted,
"that (the poet) Heine should have
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Courage—moral, not physical—
is "among the classical cardinal
virtues of Judaism," Dr. Kaplan
said. "Throughout history we've
been down but never out."
Later, he urged Jews not to
"condemn ourselves" premature-
ly. "Are we making undue de-
mands on our generation? If our
concern (for Jewish life) is a
genuine one, it will find its
"The great spiritual skill in Ju-
daism is being able to find Jew-
world's finest quality
ishness and its fulfillment within
a broader cultural setting. Why
be afraid to associate with non-
He also insisted there is a "tre-
mendous upsurge in Jewish identi-
fication among young people, coin-
pared to a generation ago."
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Center Volleyball Team
Wins in National Tourney
The Jewish Center Men's Volley-
ball Team took second place in
the Jewish Welfare Board's 14th
annual National Volleyball Tour-
nament in Chicago recently.
The Detroit team, comprised of
Aaron Gornbein, captain, Bob Tar-
now, Kent Willis, Herb Bernstein,
Marshall Cohen and Marty Gold-
man, lost out in the tournament
finals to the host team, the Ber-
nard Horwich Center.
To reach the finals, the Detroit
men defeated teams from the Jew-
ish centers of Kansas City, Mil-
waukee and the Chicago South
Side. Bob Basch, health and phy-
sical education director, was coach
for the Detroit team.
The 15th JWB National Volleyball
Tournament will be held in Detroit.
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