Weekly Jewish Quiz
Why is it that the Sefer Torah
is placed in a vertical position in
the ark instead of in a horizontal
This question is discussed by a
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 8:30 p.m. today. John number of medieval authorities.
Shepherd, secretary and legal adviser to Project Equality, will The most prevalent answer is that
speak. Beverly Adelstein, Bat Mitzvah.
the vertical position is the one in
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak which it was originally read, as
on "Would You Believe What the Talmud Says About Women?"
some oreintal communities do to-
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum will day. Hene is was placed in a ver-
speak on . "The Shop on Main Street." Michael Ralph Schwartz, tical position to indicate that the
Sefer Torah is ready at all times
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 7:15 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. for reading. Furthermore, placing
Rabbi Issac will speak on "The Adults Are Responsible for Their the Torah in a vertical position is,
in effect, a means of placing it so
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Fram will speak on that the script faces the congrega-
"Out of the Desert: an Interpretation of Our 25th Anniversary tion. This brings the members of
Opera." Mark Alec Kellman Bar Mitzvah. Services 11 a.m. Sat- - the congregation into a face to face
relationship with the words of the
turday. Mark David Yura, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 7:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. today. holy scripture. Apparently the rab-
Rabbi Panitz will speak on "In What Do We Take Pride?" Terry bis were concerned about this con-
Feldman, Bat Mitzvah. Services Saturday 8:40 a.m. Rabbi Panitz cept since the Jewish ideal is that
will speak on "The Jewish Outdoor Type." Manny Glazier, •Bar all the people of Israel have as
much knowledge of and association
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. Rabbi Halpern will speak I with the Torah as possible. This is
on "The Several Worlds of American Jews." Karen Kaplan and in contrast to certain religious corn-
Susan Mickel, Bnot Mitzvah. Services 9 a.m. Saturday. Ricky Sed- munities where only the learned
clergy are informed while the rest
man, Bar Mitzvah.
the populace follow in servitude
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 7:10 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "Be Dissatisfied; Be of ignorance. Judaism, being 2 reli-
gion of enlightenment, gave-all of it
Happy." Robert Stein and Gerald Goldman, Bnai Mitzvah.
constituents both equal rights to
CONG. BETH TEFILO EMANUEL TIKVAH: Services 7:20 p.m. today
and equal responsibility for learn-
and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Levin will speak on "The Import.
ance of Making Jews Respect Judaism."
Why is it that on Saturday
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, Pontiac: Sisterhood Sabbath services 8:30
morning the Torah is read after
p.m. today. MA's. Marshall Miller, president of Michigan State Temple
the morning service while on Sat-
Sisterhoods, will speak on "The Four Pats to Judaism." -
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Hertz will speak on
"The Professional Jewish Educator Comes of Age" and Dr. Nor-
man Drachler, synagogue education director, will speak on "The
Emerging Role of Jewish Education." (See Story.) Mother's Day
Services 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Kanter will speak on "How
the Rose Kept Fresh." Steven Schumer, Bar Mitzvah.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF NORTHWEST: Services 7:20 .p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "Is Holiness and Purity
Requisite for 20th Century Living?"
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Lee Helman and Mark Goldsmith, Bnai Mitzvah.
BETH ARRON SYNAGOGUE: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. Sheldon Halem and James Bernstein, Bnai Mitzvah.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 7:45 a.m.
Saturday. _Robert Lutz and James Arons, Bnai Mitzvah.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Glenn Cantor, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 6:45 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur-
day. Alan Bruce Gross and Stuart Bassin, Bnai Mitzvah.
acgular services will be held at Cong. Bnai David, Young Israel
Center of Oak-Woods, Cong. "Gemiluth Chassodim and Downtown
By RABBI SAMUEL 3. FOX
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)
urday afternoon the Torah is
read before the Minchah service?
Basically, many authorities con-
tend that the Torah should have
been read on Saturday morning
prior to the morning service, so
that one should start the prayer
service only after listening to
Torah. However, the reading was
shifted to a place after the early
morning Shacharis service for a
very practical reason. It was the
desire of the rabbis that as many
people as possible be present dur-
ing the Torah reading. If the read-
ing were to take place before the
morning service, the latecomers
would miss the reading, since
many came from distances from
where it took a while to walk.
Therefore the reading was shifted
to its place after the early morning
service so that more people would
be present at the time. At the read-
ing of the Torah on Saturday after-
noon, this shift was not necessary.
First of all, the populace was al-
ready present in the synagogue
having come to listen to the rabbi
or to chant Psalms. Secondly the
Minchah service is a comparatively
short service and there would be
little gain in shifting the reading of
the Torah to a time after the Min-
chah service since the time differ-
ence is so little.
Israelis Free Egyptian
Spy After Six Years .
TEL AVIV (JTA)—An Egyptian
who entered Israel in 1957 as a
journalist with French travel docu-
ments, and was arrested and con-
victed as a spy, was returned April
28 to Egypt by Israeli authorities.
Ahmed Ali Osham was sen-
tenced to serve six years. Released
at the end of his prison term, he
was handed over to United Nations
troops at a border post near the
Gaza Strip for transfer to Egypt;
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Beth El to Honor
Rabbi Halpern Has
. Rabbi Israel I. Halpern was the
Temple Beth El will pay tribute
to Dr. Norman Drachler for his majority of one to graduate from
nearly 15 years of service as the University of Detroit last
educational director 8:30 p.m. to- Friday morning.
Because the U. of D. commence-
Dr. Richard C. Hertz will speak ment exercises were scheduled
on "The Professional Jewish for Saturday, Rabbi H a l p e r n,
Educator Comes of Age," and Dr. spiritual leader of Cong. Beth
Drachler will speak on "The Abraham, would not have been
Emerging Role of Jewish Educa- able to receive his diploma—a
masters degree in sociology.
However, the Catholic institu-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS ,
tion pulled a few strings for
20-Friday, May 6, 1966
the Jewish clergyman. Father
James V. McGlynn, dean of the
graduate school, conferred the
degree on Rabbi Halpern in a
private ceremony the preceding
Another local rabbi obtained a
masters degree from U. of D.
last weekend. He is Rabbi Shaiall
Zachariash, a member of the
teaching staff at Yeshivath Beth
Rabbi Zachariash, former spir-
itual leader of Cong. Anshai Marti,
Spring and Summer
Toledo, was awarded his degree
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TEL AVIV (JTA)—Brig. Ezer
Weitzmann formally handed over
command of the Israeli Air Force
to his successor, Col. Mordechai
Hod. Brig.Weizmann has been
named chief of operations in the
army general headquarters.
A flypast of every type of plane
in the Air Force took place as the
two Air Force officers mounted a
reviewing stand for the ceremony.
A guard of honor brought the Air
Force flag to Brig. Weizmann who
raised it aloft and then handed it
to Col. Hod.
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