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June 05, 1964 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-06-05

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Florida Reversed in Its Permission to Teach Religion



CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Misuse of Trust," and
the Bar Mitzvah of Bruce Michael Podolsky will be observed.
ISAAC AGREE DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE: Services 5:15 p.m. today
and 8 a.m. Saturday.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Bar Mitzvauh of Frederick Ginns will be observed
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. The Bar Mitzvahs of Jeffrey Goodman and James
Allan Levin will be observed.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
The Bar Mitzvahs of Todd Weinstein and Daniel Cutler will be
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Graduation-installation services 8:15 p.m. today.
TEMPLE BETH AM, Livonia: Services 8 p.m. today.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD: Services 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Sperka will speak on "Spies — Ancient and
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Syme will speak on
"Our Troubled Youth." The Bar Mitzvah of Douglas Rhodes Sha-
piro will be observed. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, closing exer-
cises of the Hebrew School.
BETH ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE: Services 7:30 p.m. today and 8:40
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "The End is the
Beginning." The Bar Mitzvahs of Martin Singer and Arthur
Indianer will be observed.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi
Conrad will speak on"Everyone a Chieftain Among Them."
CONG. GEMILUTH CHASSODIM: Services 7:30 p.m. today and 9
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Litke will speak on "Hew Our Your Own
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services '7:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Moses Called Hoshea the Son of Nun
CONG AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. The Bar Mitzvah of Alan Averill Kahn will be ob-
CONG. BETH JOSEPH: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. The Bar Mitzvah of Marvin D. Rubin will be observed.
BETH AARON SYNAGOGUE: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. The Bar Mitzvahs of Michael Layne and Edward Wal-
coff will be observed.
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL NUSACH HARI: Services 7:45 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS: Services 7:50 p.m. today and 9
a.m. Saturday. The Bar Mitzvah of George Lantos will be observed.
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur-
day. The Bar Mitzvah of Marvin Berkowitz will be observed.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. The Bar Mitzvah of Rick Philip will be observed
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8 p.m. today at the High Meadow
School. Stuart Stein, president of the Temple youth group, will
speak on "What Religion Means to the Teen-Ager."


Youth Magazine Tells Adventures
of Archaeological Studies in Israel

In a special issue on "Archae- described, along with brief com-
ology and the Land of the Bible," ments on recent findings.
World Over tells its young readers
Israel's "favorite pastime" has
about the modern miracle of ar- revealed letters from Bar
chaeology through pictures and Kochba, the remains of a 5,000-
year-old settlement, tombs dat-
The work of the Israel Depart- ing back to Abraham and other
ment of Antiquities, the Hebrew antiquities from synagogues to
University, Israel Exploration So- scrolls, the article points out.
ciety and foreign expeditions is Such findings have confirmed
the biblical accounts of Jewish
history from the time of the
Cardinal Cushing Sees
Patricians and through the
Protest of Anti-Semitism
Roman Conquest.
The next dig on the archae-
by Ecumenical Council
NEW YORK (JTA) — The draft ological calendar is Hebron, where
declarations on anti-Semitism and an expedition will examine Mach-
on religious freedom will both be pelah, the traditional burial site
approved in the final session of the of the Patriarchs. Archaeologists
Ecumenical Council next Septem- will be under the direction of Dr.
ber, Richard Cardinal Cushing of Philip C. Hammond of Princeton
Boston, predicted in a reply to a Theological Seminary.
In a story about Nelson Glueck,
questionnaire sent to a number of
Catholic Church leaders in the president of Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Jewish Institute of Religion,
United States and Rome.
The Boston Cardinal declared: the "Mystery of Solomon's Mines"
"These two important subjects and its solution are recounted.
which have been introduced as Glueck has conducted diggings in
chapters in the schema on ecumen- the Holy Land off and' on for 36
ism will be discussed and approved. years, discovering over 1,000 an-
The chapter on the Jews may he ex- cient sites in Jordan and 500 in
panded a bit to include other non- the Negev. He uses the Bible as a
book of clues to the existence of
Christians," he added.
He said this would be done "to lost nations.
avoid the resentment of the Mos-
lem peoples and any political mis- Beth Abraham Plans
understanding of the kind which
Consecration Exercises
did arise." The Cardinal's com-
Congregation Beth Abraham
ment was a reference to fears ex-
will hold its annual Consecration
pressed by Catholic bishops of
and Bat Mitzvah Exercises 10:30
Moslem countries that a Council
condemnation of anti-Semitism a.m. June 14th.
The class of Religious School
might be interpreted in the Arab
world as a taking of sides with students will present a Cantata
entitled "The Hebrew Calendar
Israel in the Arab-Israel conflict.
The Arab area bishops had Sings for Joy," written by
by Mr.
urged against such a declaration Israel I. Halpern, directed
at the last session of the Vatican Israel Fuchs, and accompanied by
pianist Rebecca Frohman. Chair-
man of the parents committee,
IHE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Mrs. Sidney Ring, is in charge of
Friday, June 5, 1964

Supreme Court Monday abruptly
reversed a Florida Supreme Court
ruling that permitted Bible read-
ing and recitation of the Lord's
Prayer in public schools. The
High Court cited its decisions of
last term that devotional exer-
cises of this kind are an "estab-
lishment o freligion" forbidden
by the Constitution. Florida law
requires Bible reading but does
not mention other practices.
A group of Miami parents also
objected to baccalaureate pro-
grams questioning children about
their religious affiliation and that
of their parents; and a religious
test for teachers. The Court's brief
order today dismissed these com-
plaints "for want of properly pre-
sented Federal question." Mem-
bers of the complaining group are
either Jewish, Unitarian or ag-
The case came to the U. S.
Supreme Court last term after
Flordia tribunals had struck down
such state practices as use of the
school premises after hours for
Bible instruction, exhibition of re-
ligious films in the schools, and
presentation of Christmas, Easter
and Chanukah programs. The U.S.
Supreme Court sent the case back
for further consideration in light
of its decision on Bible reading
and the Lord's Prayer. But the
Florida Supreme court approved
the practices a second time on the
ground that their purpose was to
encourage good moral training
rather than to promote religion.
The State Court cited remarks to
this effect by the State Legisla
ture in the preface to the statute.
The action was in the form of
a brief, unsigned opinion. Justice
Stewart dissented. He said the
court should have heard arguments
on the case. Stewart was the sole
dissenter in the two precious de-
cisions that states may not provide
for religious devotions in public
-Justice William 0. Douglas and
Justice Hugo L. Black joined the
others in reversing the prayer and
Bible reading aspects of the case,
but they thought a substantial
question was presented as to a
religious test for teachers. They
noted that applicants are required
to answer the question, "Do you
believe in God?" They said re-
ligious attitudes are also con-
sidered in making promotions.
Rabbi Harry Halpern, of
Brooklyn, representing t h e
United Synagogue of America,
central body of Conservative
Congregations, told the House
Judiciary Committee here that
no constitutional amendments
permitting school prayers and
Bible-reading are necessary.

Rabbi Halpern, speaking for the
Conservatice movement, told the
committee, headed by Congress-
man Emanuel Celler, New York
Democrat, that there is no need
for alteration of the U.S. Consti-
tution in such a way as to over-
turn the Supreme Court's ban
against school prayers and Bible
(In New York, Rabbi Menachem
M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher
rebbe, issued another statement
reiterating his position, favoring
the voicing by school pupils of a
non-dnominational prayer, b u t
opposing Bible-reading in the
public schools.)
Congressman Celler, opening
the sixth week of hearings on 147
pending amendments intended to
override the Supreme Court's
rulings on this issue, said he was
sure "the tide has turned" and all
of the proposed amendments
would fail.
Speaking before the House
Judiciary Committee, Daniel
Neal Heller, national command-
er of the Jewish War Veterans,
scored those who have tried to
pin the "godless" label on any-
one approving the Supreme
Court Decision against prayer
in public schools.
The Miami attorney pointed out
that the Jewish War Veterans had
adopted overwhelmingly the re-
solution in support of the Supreme
Court decision.
Rep. Cornelius Gallagher,
New Jersey Democrat, proposed
to the House Judiciary Corn-



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Interested applicants may send
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202 to Get Diplomas
at Shaarey Zedek Service

Graduation exercises of the sen-
ior high, junior high and ele-
mentary departments of the
Shaarey Zedek religious schools
have been scheduled for 8 p.m.
June 15, in the main sanctuary.
Following the graduation exer-
cises there will be a reception in
honor of the 202 graduates in the
Morris Adler Hall.
The theme of the graduation —
taken from the prayer book — is
"Compassionate Father . . . imbue
us with the will to understand, to
discern, to hearken and to learn,
to teach and to obey, to practice
and to fulfill in love all the teach-
ings of Thy Torah."
Eight senior high school grad-
uates who excelled in their studies
will deliver brief comments on the
theme. They are Gloria Burns,
Neal Bruss, Robin Tanzman, Mark
Scholnick, Carole Nathan, Ahuva
Edelman, John Harvith and David
* * *
A ceremony marking the gradu-
ation of the 1964 class of the
Shaarey Zedek Beth Ha y e 1 e d
Kindergarten is scheduled for
2 p.m. Wednesday in the social
Guests invited.
For information, call the Beth
Hayeled office, 357-5544.

mittee this week a compromise
plan to settle the controversy
over prayers in public schools.
The committee showed im-
mediate and friendly interest.
Rep. Gallagher suggested that
it convert a proposed constitu-
tional amendment he sponsored
last year into a simple Con-
gressional expression in favor of
the plan in the amendment. The
plan is to set aside a few minutes
at the start of the school day for
silent prayer or meditation. Rep.
Celler said that this idea, or a
similar one, might serve to get
sponsors of many of the pending
147 resolutions calling for consti-
tutional amendments "off the
hook." The sponsors seek to avoid
a Supreme Court ban on such
sectarian practices as unconstitu-







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