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September 24, 1965 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-09-24

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Beersheba Hias House Sold for College

Rashi—The Great Commentator

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BEERSHEBA (JTA) — United
Hias Service sold its Hias House
here Sept. 16 to the Institute of
Higher Education in Beersheba,
to be used as the nucleus of a
new university to serve this Negev
area.
The keys to the building, which
for the past decade was used to
house thousands of engineers, sci-
entists and technicians who helped
reclaim the Negev, were formally
turned over by Murray I. Gurfein,
president of United Hias Service,
to David Tuviahu, chairman of
the Beersheba education group
which purchased the structure.

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annual national convention at
Grossinger's, Grossinger, N.Y.

Best Wishes for a
Year of Health and Happiness
To Our Many Friends, Customers and
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Payment for the building will
be made to Hias over a period of
10 years. According to Gurfein,
the sum received will help United
Hiai to maintain its vital program
of aid to migrants throughout the
world. Beersheba Mayor Eliahu
Navi signed the contract for the
purchase of the building.

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This cartoon is reproduced from "A Picture Parade of Jewish History" by Morris Epstein, published
by Shengold Publishers, New York, by special arrangement with the author and publishers.

Explaining t h e cartoon, Dr.
Epstein wrote:
Born in 1040 in Troyes, in
northeast France, Rabbi Solomon
ben Isaac, or Rashi, wrote historic
commentaries on nearly all the
books of the Bible and on most of
the Talmud.
After studying in the Rhineland,•
Rashi (an abbreviation of "Rabbi
Shlomo Itzhaki") returned to his
native city. At the age of 25 he
became a rabbi in Troyes and
founded a talmudical academy
there. His school rapidly won a
wide reputation. Students came
to him from distant places. Many
questions on Jewish law were ad-
dressed to him, and his decisions
were preserved in the works of his
pupils.
In his time, the Jews of France
lived in friendship with their
Christian neighbors. Many of them
owned fields and vineyards, while
others raised cattle or were trad-
ers.
'Tashi, too, owned a vineyard.
It is likely that he earned his
livelihood by the making of wine.
He had three daughters, all of
whom married noted rabbis, and
many scholars were to be among
his descendants.
It was while teaching his stu-
dents that Rashi began to jot down
his explanations of difficult words
and passages. In teaching Talmud,
Rashi saw that the lack of good
commentaries, added to the absence
of punctuation, was making this
vast sea of laws, customs, and folk-
lore a locked treasure-house.
His commentaries on the Talmud
and Bible soon became a neces-
sary tool to their study. So popular
was Rashi's work that his commen-
tary on the Five Books of Moses
was selected in 1475 as the first
Hebrew book ever to be printed.
Because "square" letters were
reserved for the Bible, Talmud, and
prayer books, the printers used
special type for the commentary.
This type was later known as "rab-
binic" or "Rashi" script.
His commentaries were loved
because of their simple, brief, and
exact style. Very often he quoted

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
10—Friday, September 24, 1965

Hebrew word. These notes later
proved valuable for the study of
medieval French and its pronuncia-
tion. Rashi's name was paired with
the Bible. People spoke of studying
"Humash (Five Books of Moses)
and Rashi."
The fame of Rashi soon spread
beyond the boundaries of France
and the German provinces of the
Rhine. Jewish and Christian schol-
ars alike began to use Rashi's com-
mentaries. They were translated
into Latin, German, English, and
many other languages. And over a
hundred commentaries have been
written on Rashi's own work.
Most important, he helped to
bring an ancient heritage to the
Jewish people as a whole. The
Hebrew word. These notes later

showed that Jewish learning was
meaningful not for an age but for
every generation.
He died in -1105. He holds such
a high place in Jewish tradition
that the name "Rashi" has been
interpreted as the initials of "Rab-
ban shel Israel," the teacher of
Israel.

Seek ye the Lord while He may be found,
Call ye upon Him while He is near;
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the man of iniquity his thoughts;
And let him return upon the Lord,
And He will have compassion upon him,
And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
— Isaiah 50:6.

May the New Year 5726 be a year of joy and peace for all

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Kasle and Family

4 4 4 4 4

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5726

1965

Arts Committee
Plans Exhibit
at Shaarey Zedek

Cong. Shaarey Zedek has an-
nounced the formation of a fine
arts committee to be headed by
Max Shaye and Myron Milgrom
and advised by Charles Feinberg.
Purpose of the committee will
be two fold: to enlighten the Jew-
ish community with information on
current art exhibits, auctions and
lectures involving Jewish artists
or works involving Jewish subjects,
and to gather Jewish works of art
for permanent display at Shaarey
Zedek.
Currently, the fine arts com-
mittee is planning an exhibit
for Oct. 23-30, to be open to
the public. The exhibit will be-
gin with a champagne preview
for patrons Oct. 23 and will
feature works from eight gal-
leries in the Detroit area.
The exhibit will be highlighted
by special tours and lectures for
both adults and children. As a
special feature of the exhibit, Dr.
Alfred Werner, author, educator
and art critic, will give a lecture
on Jewish art and artists.
An exhibit within the exhibit
will be designated "The Collector's
Corner," where private art works
of synagogue members will be on
display.

Best Wishes

To The Jewish Community

For A Year of

Health and Happiness

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