by Rabbi H. Donin
Seth El Exhibits Early Jewish Documents
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
16—Friday, October 14, 1966
I first meeting of the Jewish Chau-
The library committee of Tem- diming through Oct. 23.
The exhibit can be seen at the tauqua Society in Atlantic 'City in
ple Beth El announces a two-week
exhibit of early American Jewish Franklin Social Hall of the Temple 1883.
The photograph will be on
documents from the famous Ameri- week-days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
can Jewish Archives, going back and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. exhibit at the convention of the
rational Federation of Temple
to the American Revolution, con- The exhibit will begin Sunday,
10 a.m., with a coffee hour, after Brotherhoods in New York City in
Rabbi Hayim Donin of Cong.
I Katz executive November at the Americana Hotel.
Bnai David, frankly tackling the
secretary of Temple Beth El and
charge of "hypocrisy" because l
historiographer of the Jews of Shaarey Zedek to Host
the synagogue driveway is ordered
Michigan. will speak on "General
closed on the Sabbath, issued one
Lewis Cass and His J e w i s h Regional Men's Clubs
of his circular letters in which hz
Friends" — commemorating the
The Great Lakes Regional Con-
admits that people arrive on Sat-
GRACE YOUR FAMILY
centennial of the passing of a dis- ference of the National Federation
urdays for services by auto and he
Beth Aaron Synagogue will pay tinguished American statesman of Jewish Men's Clubs will be host-
explains his position as follows:
I have on occasion confronted a formal tribute to Bernard Panush whose outstanding monument is ed this year by Cong. Shaarey Ze-
• Birthdays • Anniversaries
charge of "hypocrisy" from individuals
dek Nov. 4-6.
who learn of the fact that our syna- and Dr. Marvin Last at a testi- the State of Michigan.
gogue is closed on the Sabbath and monial brunch 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23
• Other Family Occasions
Abe Katzman, conference chair-
The library committee of Beth
BY . . .
Holy Days, necessitating on the part
El is headed by Mrs. Arthur R. man. and T. Murray Jacobs, presi-
of those who drive a circutous route to in the social hall.
reach the parking area. "You know
Panush will be honored for 18 Bloom, with Theodore H. Kaplan
that a good many of your people arrive
Filling Your JNF Box
by auto," they will say, "and the park- years of service to the synagogue as co-chairman. Mrs. James D. committeemen Leonard E. Baron,
ing area is used, so what do you
Redeeming Dunams of Land
achieve by this act of piety? It's just as its religious school director,
Inscription in the Golden Book
Invitation is extended to the Benson, George Parzen, Howard
hypocritical." And since I am responsi- and Dr. Marvin Last will be hon-
ble for setting these standards. I try
community to attend the opening Danzig and Rabbi Irwin Groner.
Inscription in the Sefer Hayeled
to convey to such individuals exactly ored for serving as the syna-
Two functions open to non-dele-
Inscription in the Sefer
what I think is achieved.
gogue's chairman of the school of the exhibit as well as to see
I do not deny that ideally auto en-
the exhibit during the two-week
trance or exit to any section of prop- committee for the same period of period. There is no admission service, at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4, and
erty under Synagogue jurisdiction years.
a buffet-supper dance Nov. 5, open
should not be permitted on Sabbaths
The testimonial committee plan-
and Holy Days, because it does consti-
It also was announced that Katz to all Shaarey Zedek Men's Club
tute a violation of the religious norms ning this tribute is headed by
established by Jewish law, even if it is
has donated to the Jewish Chau- members and their
widely disregarded. There were a num- Joe Sulkes, chairman, and in-
ment came to pass, not the least of cludes Sam Loberman, president, the National Federation of Temple
which was the fact that Southfield zon- Charles Jacobson. Harry Green, Brotherhood's, a photograph of the
ing ordinances demanded that parking
facilities be provided at all times. The Max Lieberman, Max Nosanchuk,
Police Department as a matter of fact, I Max Silverman
even makes sure to enforce prohibited
parking on all nearby streets when Albert Kaplan, Morris Ginsberg,
they expect overflowing crowds. The Hyman Zalenko and Sol Docks.
reasonableness of such local ordinances,
* * *
We will fill your tank with Standard
designed for the safety and life and
D . Last to Be Cited
at Beth Aaron
welfare of the inhabitants, so so that
routes are not blocked up, o that
traffic hazard are not multiplied, can-
not be challenged even from a religious
or moral point of view.
• • •
The adult education committee
Anyway, since this constituted the
reality of a situation over which we of the Beth Aaron Synagogue an-
had no control. we did the next best nounces a series of eight pro-
thing. A closed driveway is not a hypo -
critical act of piety, for I do not de- grams. "Jewish Life in America
ceive myself as to what the situation —Realities and Problems for the
is. It is becasue I am fully aware of the
situation: because I am keenly sensitive Future."
to the fact that the spirit and the ob-
The first preSentation 8:15 p.m.
servance cf the Shabbat is so totally
absent from the lives of so many, it is Oct. 25 will be "An Evening of
because I am aware that the Sabbath
Jewish Music" with Cantor MoseS
has become just another weekday or
week-end day even for individuals who Serensen as guest artist.
do not show up at a synagogue for ,
services; it is because I am aware that
The presentation will be fol. -
no revival of Jewish life can take place
unless the Sabbateh is restored to its lowed by a series of seven public
rightful central role—it is because I am lectures , a film evening and a
fully aware of all this that I insist varied cultural evening. •
upon a "siman," some mark, some out-
ward sign that will call the attention
Guest speakers for these lec-
of those who come—be they regular
worshippers or the many invited guests tures will include Dr. Morton
—to the fact that the day is the Holy Goldberg, spiritual leader of Tem-
Shabbat; that their driving, however
they rationalize it to themselves as a ple Bnai Israel. Toledo: Rabbi
means of coming to synagogues, does Harold. S. White of Ann Arbor: Dr.
constitute one of many areas that needs
to be corrected if ever the total ob- Irving - Panush: Rabbi Simon Mur-
servance of the Sabbath, with its full ciano; Walter Farber; and Harry
measure of sanctity, is to be achieved.
It is precisely because I am aware of Goldstein.
what's going on that I want the young
The synagogue committee on
child who is brought by auto to ask his
father or mother when coming upon adult education is headed by
the closed driveway: "Ma nishtanah
havom hazeh mikol hayomim?' `°Why is Thomas Tannis, chairman, and•
this day different from all the other Harry Goldstein, co - chairman.
days?" I want his parent to try to ex-
plain that difference, even if it means
to admit to a compromise which they I ,
have wrought in their personal lives.
The sought-after goal must not be lost —
sight of .. .
The fact that religious knowledge,
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Police
observance, and sensitivity has gone
from bad to worse in the case of indi- detail has been assigned to watch
viduals doesn't justify the reduction of
standards on the part of a congregation Congregation Shari Israel here,
or a community, nor should it de-ter after six incidents of vandalism by
our hope that a return to spiritual corn-
mitrnent is always nigh. Nor does the neighborhood youth were reported
fact that it isn't the way it really during the past two years.
should he justify inaction on our part
to do whatever little can be done. In
In the incidents, the last of which
an age where Jewry is drowning in a occurred four weeks ago, bands
torrent of secular culture and non-
religious criteria, we grasp at every of youth pelted the synagogue
straw to keep our spiritual selves above building with stones during and
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Vandalized 6 Times
(A Baltimore synagogue h a s
established a practice of "selling"
its parking lot over the Sabbath
to the caretaker and "buying it
back" after Sabbath, thereby exon-
erating itself from the guilt of
breaking the Sabbath by permit-
ting parking to those who are
driving on Saturdays.)
Wrecked by Vandals
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
between prayer services. In some
cases, the building was broken
Harry Beitchman, secretary of
the 100 member congregation,
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that, although prayer
shawls were found strewn about
the sanctuary on those occasions
when the building was broken
into, there was no evidence of
He said the intruders evidently
ransacked the synagogue in search
RIO DE JANEIRO—Almost all of money or valuables.
Police Capt. Michael Rotman,
the tombstones in the Jewish
cemetery in Curitiba, capital of th'i commander of the Civil Disobedi-
Brazilian province of Parana, were ece Squad, said that a tactical pa-
found smashed Wednesday but po- trol had been assigned to the syna-
lice believe vandals, rather than gogue for this year's holiday serv-
neo-fascist elements, were respon- ices, and would remain on duty
until further notice.
sible for the desecration.
Osias Algauer, Curitiba chief of
police, stated that 390 out of the 70 of 536 Athletes
400 tombstones were broken. He
added that according to informa- Asked Kashrut in Brazil
tion available to the police, no
In his review of the Pan Ameri-
neo-Nazi groups existed in Brazil can Maccabia Games held in Sao
that could have perpetrated the Paulo, Brazil, the JTA spOrts
crime. Three years ago, 40 tomb- writer, Jesse Silver, states:
stones were destroyed in the same
"It is reliably reported that of
cemetery, but those responsible the 536 foreign athletes at the
were never apprehended.
games, 70 requested kosher food."
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