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December 24, 1965 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-12-24

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Homecoming Dinner
to Welcome Collegians
of Temple Israel

Rabbi Halpern's
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
sermon is entitled "Our Children and Their Colleges."
Israel and Sally Kotler, Bnot Mitzvah. Services 9 a.m. Saturday.
Steven Brown, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 4:50 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
"Why Is This
Saturday, at which time Rabbi Panitz will speak on
Oil Different From All Other Oils?" David and Donald Marton,

Bnai Mitzvah.
BETH ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE: Services 4:55 p.m. today and 8:40
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "Idealist, Realist:
Whom Shall We Follow?" Daniel Wartel, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 4:50 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
"The Festival of Light."
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on
CONG. YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD: Services 4:50 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Sperka will speak on "A Minor
Holiday That Is Major."
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 4:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Pharaoh's Dreams."
CONG. GEMILUTH CHASSODIM: Services 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Litke will speak on "The Constant Lights." New
members will be installed.
will speak
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Hertz
Services 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Kanter will speak on "Why
This Festival?"
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, Pontiac: Services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad
will speak on "Never Too Few."
TEMPLE BETH AM: Family services 7:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel
speak on "Tonight Is Erev Christmas."
CONG. BETH TEFILO EMANUEL TIKVAH: Services 4:50 p.m. today
and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Chaim Keller of Chicago will speak
on "Hanukah Lights at Home and Synagogue."
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 4:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Merritt Wolson and Steven Gurwin, Bnai Mitzvah.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. There will be a
panel (See story). Lesley Diana Dizik, Bat Mitzvah. Services 11
a.m. Saturday.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. Ronald Lezell and Henry Lipton, Bnai Mitzvah.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 4:40 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur-
day. Bruce Engelson and Howard Sabbota, Bnai Mitzvah.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Michael Bensman and Frederick Paul, Bnai Mitzvah.
LIVONIA JEWISH CONG.: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Louise Altschul,
Bat Mitzvah. Services 9 a.m. Saturday.
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL, Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Jeffrey Rosner, Bar Mitzvah.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Sabbath services 7:45 p.m. today. (See youth
Regular services will be held at Beth Aaron Synagogue, Downtown
Synagogue and Cong. Mishkan Israel Nusach Hari Lubavitcher.
Youth Service at Temple Emanu-El (See Youth page).

Hanukah Quiz


(Copyright, 1965, JTA, Inc.)

Why does one light the Hann-
kah candles on Friday evening
(which is the seventh candle this
year) after offering the after-
noon prayers of Minhah?
From a practical standpoint,
since the lighting of the Hanukah
candles is something which is done
for display in the evening, one
would naturally do it at the last
possible moment before one pre-
pares to take on the evening of the
Sabbath. The Minhah service is
an afternoon activity and thus the
candle-lighting takes place after
Minhah is recited. There is also
a commemorative aspect to this
practice. The Miracle of the can-
dles became apparent after the of-
fering of the afternoon sacrifice
because that was the time for the
lighting in the Temple. Thus the
candle lighting of Hanukah takes
place after the Minhah prayers,
which take the place of the after-
noon Temple sacrifice.
Why are the Hanukah candles
lit before the Sabbath candles
are lit?
Our current practice is such
that the lighting of the Sabbath
candles ushers in the sanctity of
the Sabbath. Thus it would be for-
bidden to light the Hanukah can-
dles after the Sabbath candles are
lit since this would be a violation
of the Sabbath. It is interesting
to note that Nahmanides, who
does not regard the lighting of the
Sabbath candles as the acceptance
of the Sabbath, does recommend
that the Hanukah candles be lit
after the Sabbath candles. This is
not our custom, however.
Why are the Hanukah candles
in the synagogue lit before the
chant of the Havdalah on the
wine takes place, while the Han-

18—Friday, December 24, 1965

ukah candles in the home are lit
after the Havdalah chant on the
wine is recited?
The chanting of the Havdalah
(seperation of the Sabbath from
the weekday) over the wine is the
second Havdalah ceremony in the
synagogue. The first is the formu-
la which is recited by every in-
dividual in the course of his silent
prayers. Thus, it would be permis-
sable to light the Hanukah candles
in the synagogue before the Hav-
dalah over the wine is recited.
Furthermore, in the synagogue,
were the Havdalah to be recited
before the Hanukah candles are lit
it would leave no public perform-
ance, as such, to be done after the
Hanukah candles are lit and so the
Hanukah candles would not be
burning during a public service
in the synagogue, rendering their
lighting as a useless act. In the
home, we are not concerned with
this latter requirement, thus the
Havdalah is recited first, the home
being a relatively private domain.
It should be noted, however, that
some people do recite the Havdal-
ah in the home after the kindling
of the Hanukah lights, relying
either on the Havdalah in the
prayers or a simple oral formula
which is recited without the wine
before the Hanukah candles are lit.

Local Agudath Israel Slates Melaveh Malka

A "Zos Hanukah" melaveh mal- the program will include a general
ka given by Agudath Israel of De- report on the national Agudath
troit will be held 8 p.m. Saturday convention in Greenfield, N. Y.,
focusing on the plight of Iron Cur-
at Bnai Jacob Synagogue.
College youth of the families of
Rabbi Joseph Nadler, president tain Jewry; an evaluation of the
Temple Israel have been invited of Agudath Israel of Detroit, said life of the late Reb Yaakov Rizen-
to a Homecoming Sabbath Eve Din-
heim, who was president of the
ner at the temple today, after
world Agudath Israel for 56 years;
which they will be addressed by Youg Adults Set Up
Hanukah and Sabbath songs, and
psychiatrist Dr. Elliot D. Luby on
"Problems Confronting College Culture-Oriented Group
The community is invited.
At Sabbath services following
the dinner, a panel of college stu-
A new, culturally-oriented affil-
dents will discuss "What the 25th iate of Adas Shalom Synagogue, Disapproves of Boston
Anniversary of our Congregation PGASP (Post Graduates of Adas
Means to Its College Youth." The Shalom Presents), has been or- Legion Post Action
panelists will be Richard D. Col- ganized.
The Synagogue Council of Amer-
ton, Wayne State University; Bev-
The group, which will be open ica, criticizing the withdrawal of
erly Handelman, Wayne State Uni- to all single persons in the com- a Good Government Award from
versity; and Stephen P. Kikoler, munity age 20-30, will focus its Rabbi Roland B. Gittlesohn of
University of Michigan.
monthly programs on subjects of Boston by a local American Legion
High school members will par- current interest. but social as well post, described the Legion's action
ticipate in the ceremony of light- as educational and cultural events as undermining "both our demo-
ing the candles on the Hanukah are planned.
cratic process and our religious
menorah. They will be led by
Among these will be an illus- heritage."
the president of Temple Israel trated lecture and hootenanny
The Grosscup-Pishon Post of the
Youth, Steven Trepeck.
at the synagogue Jan. 16 and a American Legion retracted its de-
Hosts at the dinner will be the seminar weekend in the spring.
cision to confer its award on Rabbi
sisterhood and the men's club of
For information, call Rabbi Gittlesohn because it disapproved
the congregation.
Leonard Cahan, at the synagogue, of Rabbi Gittlesohn's support of a
Students who have been at col- UN 4-7474.
march on Washington protesting
leges out of town will be welcomed
U.S. policy in Vietnam.
by the rabbis of the congregation,
"The issue is not the Vietnam
Dr. Leon Fram and Rabbi M. Rob- Rabbi Gorrelick to End problem in itself, on which consci-
ert Syme, and by Cantor Harold Beth Aaron Institute
entious citizens can and do differ,"
Orb a ch.
The closing session of Beth the Council's statement declared.
Aaron's adult institute will take "The issue is freedom of expres-
and the right to dissent, which
Detroiters Urged to Send place at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when sion integral
parts of our American
Rabbi Benjamin H. Gorrelick will
Hanukah, Christmas
lecture "Man's Interdependence in heritage."
a World of Stress."
Messages for Peace
The address will follow the pre-
A Happy
A letter and flyer asking clergy- sentation of a half-hour kinescope,
men of all faiths to suggest a "The Alibi," a prize-winning pro-
plea for peace in holiday messages gram of the Jewish Theological
to Our Many
to the President, Senators and Seminary's "Frontiers of Faith."
Refreshments will be served at
Congressmen have been sent to
Customers and Friends
1,200 churches and synagogues in the end of the question and ans-
the Detroit five-county area.
wer session. Thomas Tannis, chair-
The letter, among whose signers man of the synagogue's adult edu-
was Rabbi Mordecai Halpern of cation committee, will preside.
Cong. Beth Shalom, urged rabbis The public is invited.
and Christian clergymen to speak
up from their pulpits, addressing Town to • Honor Louis Segal
"all who feel significance in
The name of Louis Segal, late
Christmas and Hanukah" to send American Labor Zionist leader,
15414 W. 7 Mile Road
personal greeting cards to Presi- will be perpetuated in the State
at Greenfield
dent Johnson and enclose a note of Israel by the establishment of
asking for peace in Vietnam.
Kiryat Segal as a suburb of Tel
"Certainly in our democratic Aviv.
society these leaders need and re_
quire the voice of the people," the
Workmen's Circle Branch 227
letter said. "The voice in this in-
Cordially Invites You to Attend Our
stance can be nonpolicitcal; it
need speak only in the religious
longing for an end to this war
which will bring humanity nearer
to peace."

Festival Gathering Set

Livonia Jewish Congregation will
hold a Hanukah latke party 7:30
p.m. Saturday at the synagogue. A
skit, singing and refreshments will
be featured at a nominal charge.
For information, call Ilene Sal-
mons, GA 7-1167, or Lois Gordon,
GA 7-1079.

Israel's Highest Point
Mount Meron is the highest
point in Israel with an elevation of
3,963 feet above sea level.



U.S. Israel's Best Friend,
Says Oregon Sen. Morse

tor Wayne Morse, the Oregon
Democrat heading a group of seven
Senators now visiting Israel, de-
clared here Sunday, upon the con-
clusion of the visit by the Ameri-
can group, that "the United States
is Israel's best friend in the free
Morse and the other members of
the U.S. Senate conferred Monday
with Deputy Prime Minister Abba
Eban, then were entertained by
Foreign Minister Golda Meir.
David Hacohen, chairman of the
foreign affairs and security com-
mittee of the Knesset, was host
Sunday night at a dinner in honor
of the Senators and the aides in
their party. Gen. Yitzhak Rabib,
chief of staff of Israel's defense
forces, briefed them on Israel's
security problems earlier.

Temple Educators to Air
New Teen Curriculum

NEW YORK — A streamlined
curriculum to meet the needs of
challenging teen-agers of today
when they ask such questions
about Judaism as God concepts,
theology and family life, will be a
prime concern of the 11th annual
meeting of the National Associa-
tion of Temple Educators, Dec.
26-29 at the Warwick Hotel, Phila-
An important item on the
agenda will be the general intensi-
fication of Jewish religious educa-
tion with special emphasis on the
development of a broader and
more meaningful high school cur-

Rena Goldberg, VE 8-6791; Sonia Popowsky, DI ' 1 -1639
Regina Wax, EL 7-1587; Henry Fox, LI 8-6214


Meeting Halls To Rent



TE 2-3311 or UN 1-6808

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend a


of the

Agudath Israel of Detroit

on December 25, 1965
8:00 p.m.

at Congregation Bnai Jacob

Eight Mile and Hubbell
Detroit, Michigan

A report on the recent Agudah Convention
will be rendered by our Delegates.
An evaluation of the life of our great leader
Morenu Reb Yaakov Rozenheim Z"L
will be given.

Admission Free!

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