Beth El Recalls a Nation's Grief
at Death of President Lincoln
Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination
of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford
Theater, Washington D.C. He died shortly after dawn April 15, 1865.
As the country went into mourning, so did the Jews of Michigan.
At services noon Wednesday, April 19, 1865, Rabbi Isidor Kalisch
addressed his congregation at the Rivard Street Synagogue of De-
troit's Temple Beth El. His memorial address, preserved by Irving
I. Katz, Beth El executive secretary, is as follows:
"A great national calamity has called us together to meet in this
place of wo' ship at an unusual hour. Our bleeding hearts cry to God,'
and our eyes shed bitter tears at the unexpected death of our late
"In the fifty-seventh year of his age. in full manly vigor, after
four years of heroic labor, trouble, and struggle to preserve our
sacred Constitution and to restore Union and Peace, and shortly
after the wicked rebellion received a decisive blow, he, the true
champion of national rights, the powerful and successful advocate
of universal freedom, the upright and true patriot, was suddenly
snatched from our midst.
Life of the Jew
in Frieman Book
Basic laws affecting Jewish life
are outlined in a small but very
impressive book -just issued by
Bloch Publishing Co., New York.
In "Milestones in the Life of the
Jew," Rabbi Donald G. Frieman
has incorporated the rules in-
volved in daily Jewish living.
From birth to death, this "basic
guide to belief and ritual" advises
the reader regarding regulations
for the Bris, pidyon ha-ben, bar
and bas mitzvah, marriage, mourn-
ing, the kaddish, yahrzeit, yizkor,
and other regulations.
The simplicity with which the
subjects are approached make this
guide suitable for the entire JeW-
ish family, and young and old now
"It is true that he shared the same fate of Moses, the deliverer have a splendid manual in Rabbi
of Israel from Egyptian bondage, who was not permitted to lead the Frieman's book to guide them
freed men to the promised land, and could only see it from the top along the paths of Jewish observ-
of the Mount of Nebo; so could he perceive only from the gigantic ances.
A fine glossary and a well-com-
mountain of glorious victories over the enemy the revived power
piled index add to the merits of
and the renewed glory of our blessed Union.
"But it is not only his early demise which fills our breasts with this book.
sadness, but also the manner in which he found his death especially
grieves us to the core of our hearts. It is this that makes millions Universities Trade
of men inconsolate. The faithful and righteous, sitting at the side
of his amiable lady, was killed by a base villain.
LOS ANGELES (JTA)—The He-
"Why, they moan with heartbreaking anguish, should such a
brew Union College-Jewish Insti-
horrible end be the reward of innumerable noble deeds?
"But as a servant of our holy religion, I must remind you of tute of Religion, the American Re-
the principle of our sages, that the reward of the good is not always form rabbinical seminary, and the
given in this life. The real reward begins when the man ceases to University of Southern California
be a member of this world. And the memory that he leaves in the have approved plans for an aca-
hearts of men, the affection and deep emotions which follow him demic relationship.
Dr. Norman Topping, president
are the reflected splendor of the heavenly reward that flashes upon
of the USC, the oldest and largest
"So will the name of our late President be perpetuated in the private nonsectarian university in
hearts of the great, glorious nation of the Union, and will shine the West, said that the agreement
forever among the most distinguished names in the records of all calls for exchange of academic
civilized nations. All this, however, is only a shadow of his great credits, use of facilities jointly and
reward in the realms of eternity.
faculty supervision of students in-
"Let us, therefore, submit to the Divine Providence, Whose volved in the joint programs.
ways, although a great mystery to us, yet are just, and let us pray
As part of the arrangement,
that the soul of our late President shall be bound up in the bundle
the Hebrew Union College will
of life in the blissful regions of light for ever and ever. Amen."
relocate its California school
from Hollywood Hills to a tract
Temple Beth Israel of Jackson, in addition to its memorial
of land it acquired adjacent to
services and six-week mourning period, adopted a resolution of the USC campus.
condolence written by Rabbi Elias Eppstein to Abraham Lincoln's
Also as part of the exchange
successor, Andrew Johnson. It called Lincoln's life "the brightest agreement, the HUC will bring to
page in our nation's glory—his death the saddest of our nation's its USC addition its present lib-
sorrows." Hopes were expressed that God would "decree and hasten rary of more than 40,000 volumes,
that end which our lamented President has so nearly consummated— considered the most authoritative
religious liberty and the restoration and perpetuation of the Amer- Judaica collection and Near East
books in the Los Angeles area.
Jews Seek Seat on CBC Religious Advisory Council
of governors of the Hebrew Uni-
MONTREAL (JTA)—The Cana- ter, "at a time when Judaism versity approved a decision by the
is clearly recognized, certainly university's senate to transfer the
dian Jewish Congress reiterated a
Tel Aviv branches of the Hebrew
request that a representative of on this continent, as one of the
three major and distinctive
the Jewish faith be named to mem- faiths, to refer to its numerical University to the Tel Aviv Univer-
sity. The decision was taken by a
bership on the National Religious minority position in denying our vote of 43-14, with five absentions.
Advisory Council of the govern- request for one suitable repre-
Dr. Eliahu Elath, president of
ment-owned Canadian Broadcasting sentative on the National Reli- the Hebrew University, headed
gious Advisory Council."
those who favored the transfer,
Such a request has been denied
The CJC requested also that while Prof. Yoel Racah, rector of
previously by the CBC on the rules be laid down for the guidance the university, led the opposition.
grounds that the council "must be of program producers who have The controversy, which has been
kept to a manageable size." In a recently broadcast programs on going on for several months, reach-
letter to R. M. Fowler, head of the both radio and television, giving ed its peak when Dr. Elath threat-
CBC, Michael Garber, president of forum to acknowledged fascists and ened to resign unless the transfer
the Canadian Jewish Congress, re- hate-mongers. Such programs, stat- is approved.
jected that reasoning, declaring ed the CJC, "gave national plat-
Before acting on the issue, the
"the Jewish faith cannot possibly forms and immense propaganda op- board of governors appointed two
be put into the category of just portunities to known, vicious mer- committees which decided to rec-
another denomination of limited chants of hate. This rush into sen- ommend the transfer.
sationalism was, on balance, ap-
"It would appear rather in- praised as of dubious value to the THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
congruous," stated the CJC let- Canadian body politic as a whole." 36—Friday, April 16, 1965
Veteran Forester Marks 85th Birthday
ESHTAOL, Israel—Jehezkel Feniges, who came to this country from
Romania, has recently celebrated a double jubilee—his 85th birthday
and the completion of his first ten years as a forester with the Jewish
When he came to Israel with his wife and three daughters 15 years
ago, Reb Jehezkel was already 70 years old; only five years later, he
took up work in the JNF tree nursery of Eshtaol, in the Judean Hills.
There, he soon showed outstanding dexterity and dedication to his work.
Every week Reb Jehezkel, a strictly orthodox Jew, stays for six full
days at Eshtaol and goes home to Rehovot only for Shabbat.
His comrades at Eshtaol have marked his jubilee with the plant-
ing of 10 trees in his name, corresponding with the 10 years of his
work for the Jewish National Fund.
People Make News
The National Science Founda-
tion has awarded a $100,500 grant
to DR. MARY ELLEN JONES,
associate professor of biochemistry
at Brandeis University, for three
years of continued research into
carbamyl phosphate, a chemical
she helped discover in 1955. Since
Dr. Jones discovered the sub-
stance at Massachusetts General
Hospital with Drs. Leonard Spec-
tor and Fritz Lipmann, a Brandeis
Fellow and Nobel Prize winner,
she has written 22 papers on the
research project in conjunction
with her assistants.
Two Israeli scientists, authori-
ties in the fields of immunology
and of cancer, were singled out to
present papers at two recent na-
tional and international scientific
conclaves in the United States and
Italy. DR. MICHAEL SELA, pro-
fessor and head of the section on
immunology of the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science, presented a
paper in Atlantic City April 14 at
the 49th annual meeting of the
Federation of American Societies
for Experimental Biology. DR.
ISAAC BERENBLUM, professor
of cancer research and heal of the
department of experimental biolo-
gy at the Weizmann Institute, pre-
sided at the opening session of
the fourth international symposium
on experimental dermatology,
March 28, at Palermo, Italy, at-
tended by skin specialists from all
parts of the world.
* * *
Rabbi MARC H. TANENBAUM,
director of interreligious affairs
for the American Jewish Commit-
tee, returns to the Today Show,
seen over NBC's television net-
work, today, in an interview at the
beginning of Passover.
* * *
Dr. JONAS E. SALK, the Jewish
scientist who developed the first
anti-polio vaccine, was honored by
President Johnson and Congress on
the 10th anniversary of the gov-
ernment's approval of the Salk vac-
cine as "safe, potent and effective"
against paralytic polio. President
Johnson called Dr. Salk to the
White House to congratulate him
personally. The Senate and House
of Representatives adopted a joint
resolution expressing the nation's
gratitude to Dr. Salk.
Wayne State University alumni
will officially welcome President-
elect and Mrs. WILLIAM REA
KEAST to the campus on May 1 at
the university's 97th reunion in
Cobo- Hall. Joining in the welcome
will be Gov. George Romney and
Mayor Jerome Cavanagh as well
as other dignitaries from State and
City government. Introducing Dr.
and Mrs. Keast will he retiring
University President Clarence B.
Hilberry. Dr. Keast will assume the
Presidency on July 1, when he
moves from his post as academic
vice president of Cornell Univer-
* * *
Rabbi M. ROBERT SYME
been named president of the
Family Service of Metropolitan De-
troit for the coming year.
JOSEPH L. RA.UH, Jr., will be
the principal speaker at the annual
state convention awards dinner of
the Young Democratic Clubs of
Michigan May 8, at Lansing Civic
British-Israeli Trade Up
LONDON (JTA)—British goods
and materials exported to Israel
in January 1965, were valued at
3,311,000 pounds sterling ($9,270,-
800), according to statistics is-
sued here. Imports from Israel dur-
ing the same period amounted to
$8,055,600. The comparative fig-
ures for January 1964, were $7,-
154,400 and $7,014,000, respective-
Increased Israel Exports
Israel's exports to the United
States during 1964 totaled $55
million, representing an 18 per
cent' increase over the figure for
the previous year. Israel's imports
from the United States were $203
million, a 10 per cent increase
over the previous year.
First Israeli-Built Ship Rates A-I
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—The first Israeli-built ship, a 3,000-ton freighter, was
turned over Tuesday to the Zim Co. in Haifa. Officials of Lloyds Register
of Shipping, who checked the ship's construction from the start, recom-
mended it for the highest grade in its class.
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