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April 16, 1965 - Image 44

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-16

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Precious Stones in the Bible

Happy Passover To Our
Customers and Friends

Holiday Good Wishes

JACK'S
CARPET CLEANERS

MR. and MRS.

BY RABBI DR. H. RABINOWICZ

SAM KLETTER
and FAMILY

(Seven Arts Feature Syndicate)

Our Work Is Quaranteed
13251 Irvine, Oak Park
LI 3-6860

19730 Chesterfield
Detroit 21, Michigan

i PASSOVER GREETINGS 1
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Happy Passover To All

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Juniors
Corned Beef-'N-Rye

Downtown Delicatessen
Party Tray Catering

112 Clifford

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UN 1-7018
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Passover Best Wishes

McN ICHOLS
HARDWARE

Dishmaster
Sales & Service

13320 W. McNichols
UN 3-0838

Happy Passover

Happy Passover
Herbert W. Kaufman
& Co.
Harvey M. Dubin
Agency

MAGIC TEXTILE
WEAVERS •

We Reweave .
Moth Holes — Cuts — Tears
Burns — Rugs
Upholstered Furniture

17534 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit 35, Michigan

17395 Livernois

PASSOVER GREETINGS

Happy Passover

MAJOR'S CAFE

LASTAR
ELECTRIC CO.

"Fine Food for Fine People
Bring the Family
REASONABLE PRICES

Electrical Contractors

268 Oakwood Blvd.
VI 3-2013

TE 4-8860

8626 Lyndon

UN 2-2988

HAPPY HOLIDAY

. Holiday Best Wishes

Lift Parts
Service Company

Manufacturers Steel
Company

7127 East Davison
TW 3-6979

2162 Clay

TR 5-5676

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Sincere Best Wishes
On the Passover

HAPPY PASSOVER

LLOYD'S

MENDELSON
EGG CO.

HARDWARE and PATIO
FURNITURE

15410-30 Fenkell at Greenfield
VE 6-3070

4100 Joy Rd. •

TY 6-2772

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Passover Best Wishes to
Our Friends and Customers

Best Wishes on the Passover

MERRILL
PHARMACY

HY. LOPATIN

Kosher Meat and Poultry Market
Choice Quality Products

15500 Puritan
BR 3-3390
(Corner Greenfield)
Free Delivery

20434 W. 7 Mile
KE 5-8888
Free Delivery

Happy

Happy Passover
to Our Friends and Patrons

Holiday

Metropolitan
Typewriter Co., Inc.

Exclusive Distributor of the
World Famous Imperial Typewriter

18050 James Couzens
342-2211

Happy Holiday

SOBERMAN & MILGROM

Manufacturer of Mercury Paints

7741 Lyndon Ave.

UN 4-7530

LOANS UP TO $1,000.00
IN ONE DAY

SIGNATURE

on your

CAR

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Phone Now for Quick Service

Victory Loan & Investment Company

There's an Office Near You
10316 Woodward
12230 Livernois

866-2900
931-2600

The earliest biblical reference to
precious stones occurs in Genesis
II. A river issued from Eden as a
single stream, then divided into
four branches. "The name of the
first is Pishon; that is it which
compasseth the whole land of Havi-
lah, where there is gold; and the
gold of that land is good; and the
bdellium and the onyx stone."
Many scholars identify the land of
Havilah with north-eastern Arabia.
The technique of gem engraving
was known in Mesopotamia as early
as 4,000-3,000 B.C.E. Hence Abra-
ham, the rabbis tell us, wore
around his neck a precious stone
with the power of healing the sick
who gazed upon it. He bestowed
upon Hagar's children huge pearls
"their lustre more brilliant than
the light of the sun." In wooing
Rebekah for his master's son Isaac,
Eliezer gave her "a golden ring of
half a shekel weight, and two
bracelets for her hands of ten
shekels weight of gold."
A fully developed gem engrav-

ing industry flourished in Egypt
at the time of the Eighteenth
Dynasty (1580-1350 B.C.E.) and
the Israelites despoiled their task-
masters of many precious stones,
a fitting reparation for . genera-
tions of bitter slave labour.

Geological surveys indicate that,
apart from the fabulous King Solo-
mon'.,s mines, Palestine and Syria
are lacking in gem deposits. The
Israelites received most of their
precious stones from other lands
and from other peoples. They were
brought by merchant caravans
travelling from Babylonia to Persia
and to Egypt, from Saba and from
Tyre. The Queen of Sheba gave
King Solomon "a hundred and
twenty talents of gold, and of spices
very great store, and precious
stones." The navy of Hiram
brought to Solomon from Ophir
"plenty of sandal-wood and preci-
ous stones." These were needed for
the adornment of the Temple, and
the throne of King Solomon was
surely one of the wonders of the
ancient world with respect to dec-
ocation.
The sapphire and the emerald can
be readily recognized but many of
the stones named in the Bible can-
not be identified today with any
certainty. Like other ancient peo-
ples the Hebrews did not classify
the precious stones according to
composition. They named them in
accordance with brilliance, colora-
tion, usage or origin. A verse in
First Chroncles (29.2) covers many
categories in its reference to
"stones to be set, glistening stones,
and of divers colours, and all man-
ner of precious stones, and marble
stones in abundance."
Most of the precious stones in
the Bible are listed in connection
with the breastpiece of the High
Priest "the work of the skillful
workman . . . of gold, of blue, and
purple and scarlet and fine twined
linen . . . and thou shalt set in it
settings of stones, four rows of
stones . . . and they shall be in-
closed in gold in their settings. And
the stones shall be according to
the names of the children of Israel,
twelve, according to their names;
like the engravings of a signet,
every one according to his name,
they shall be for the twelve tribes."
The Urim and the Thummim—"The
Lights and the Perfections" — a
medium of Divine communications,
were according to tradition one of
the five objects lacking in the Sec-
ond Temple. Josephus. declares that
"this oracle had been silent for two
hundred years . . . but as to those
stones of which we told you, the
High Priest bore on his shoulders
. . . the stone of them shined out
when God was present at their
sacrifices . . . bright rays darting
out thence; and being seen even by
those that were most remote; which
splendour yet was not before nat-
ural to the stone."

Both ancient and modern trans-
lators and commentators differ
on the identification of the 12

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

44—Friday, April 16, 1965

gems. They were probably beryl,
carnelian, chalcedony, chrysolite,
chrysopras, diamond, emerald,
hyacinth, jasper, Lapis Lazuli,
onyx, sapphire, sardonyx, topaz
and turquoise.

Passover Greetings

COBURN STUDIO

INTERIOR DECORATORS

Draperies—Furniture
Re-Upholstering—Slip Covers

3143 W. McNichols Road
UN 1-7100

The Prophet Ezekiel in Chapter
28 laments over the Prince of Tyre
who lived "in Eden the garden of
Season's
God every precious stone was thy
Most Cordial Greetings
covering, the carnelian, the topaz,
and the emerald, the beryl, the on-
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yx, and the jasper, the sapphire,
the carbuncle, and the smaragd,
SUPPLY CO.
and gold; the workmanship of thy
1595 Alger
settings and of thy sockets was in
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thee, in the day that thou wast cre-
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ated- they were prepared." His robe
was adorned with nine precious
stones identical with those set in LQ.sutszizszstssits.suss.
three of the four rows on the High
PASSOVER GREETINGS
Priest's breastplate.
It is clear that the Hebrews en-
CONSUMERS
dorsed the aphorism of Pliny that
PAPER CO.
"Gems are the concentrated beauty
of the world."
5170 Vermont

Rabbi Sheshet, in such a case,
would drag logs, saying: "Great is
labor, it warms up the laborer."
— Sabbath

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HOLIDAY GOOD CHEER

Happy Passover to Our
Friends and Patrons

CHARLES M.
CLAPSADDLE

CONTI N ENTAL
HAIR FASHIONS

33 Vernier Road
Grosse Pointe Shores
TU 4-3980

19191 Livernois
UN 1-1900

Passover Greetings

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

Edith Eckstat, R.E.

Davison Auto Parts

Albert Wolgin, R.E.

4238 E. Davison
TW 2-0100

and

Hair Removed Forever
WO 3 - 3047
WO 3 - 0922
1309 David Broderick Tower

Holiday Good Cheer

COCOANUT
GROVE CAFE

Specializing in Cantonese Food
Take-Out Service

Happy Passover

Dr. McArthur Colton

1111 Griswold, over Kinsel's

WO 2-1779

7638 Woodward
TR 5 - 3191
1 Block from New Center Bldg.

GREETINGS

Greetings on Passover

CURTIS DRUGS

CHRISTINA'S
DINING ROOM

18201 Wyoming corner Curtis

WE DELIVER

5007 Woodward

TE 2-8537

DI 1-2450

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Happy Passover to
Our Relatives and Friends

Best Wishes for a
Happy Passover

EIDELMAN BROS.
INC.

DAVIS IRON
WORKS, Inc.

Wholesale Floor Covering

5875 Concord

WA 5-4181

Happy Passover To All

LOUIS COHEN
AND SON

KOSHER MEATS

12939 West 7 Mile Rd.
DI 1-1607

We wish, to take this
opportunity to extend to our
friends and patrons our
greetings and best wishes for a
very Happy Passover.

CAPITOL WASTE
PAPER CO., Inc.

Hy. Lipsitz—Ted Wise
Harold Lipsitz—Lee Horwitz

Best Wishes For A Happy Passover

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Duplicating & Offset Printing
Blue Printing & Photographic Reproductions
Xerographic Reproductions
17500 Wyoming
318 Penobscot
429 E. Jefferson
UN 3-0210
WO 3-0457
WO 1-5252
27900 Groesbeck — PR 2-4530

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rosenberg and Family
Wish Their Friends and Customers a Happy Passover
CLEAN - RITE INC.

ROSENBERG VACUUM SERVICE

Specializing in Hoover

Servicing All Makes of Vacuums

20443 W. 7 Mile Rd.

KE 5-7772 - EL 6-8671

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