14—Friday, February 3, 1967
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Circumcision in the Synagogue and on the Sabbath
BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX ;presence of ten adult Jewish males I circumcision is originally delayed
(Copyright, 1967, JTA, Inc.)
assembled for prayer constitutes or to the circumcision of prose-
It is customary to have circum- Ian atmosphere which contains the lytes, since in their respective
Ipresence of the Almighty. Of cases it is no longer the eighth
cisions in the synagogue.
Such seemed to have been the course, neither requirement is un- day. Many interpretations have
practice in the community pre- iversally insisted upon and thus j been offered as to why the eir-
sided over by Rabbi Meir of many circumcisions are held with_ icumcision ritual supercedes the
Routenberg (see his Book of Cus- out the presence of the minyan out- restriction of the Sabbath. Some
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. toms, page 78 ff.). The famed j side the confines of the synagogue. claim that since the principle be-
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "The Civil Laws in the Tora." I. Ishakis, Rashba (Rabbi Samuel ben Adder- I Both the atmosphere of the syn- hind the observance of the circum-
et, Responsa 7:536) derives this i agogue and the quorum of ten i cision rite is a "sign" like that of
Sabbath, the one is not really
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum from the understanding that the Jewish adult males are considered i the
will speak on "Old Rules and a New Life." Robert A. Perlman, circumcision is a sign of the advisable for the aforementioned ; violating the Sabbath when per-
' forming the circumcision on the
covenant and the ritual of circum-reason.
prescribed by the Bible since
, he is only doing what the Sab-
"Education for Survival,"
The rabbis (T a 1 m u d Shabbos ! bath requires of him — estab-
presence of the Almighty. He bases
Leslie Marc Karnoff, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi this upon a passage in the Book 132a) deduce this from the bib- 1 lishing the "sign" of the
Berkowitz will speak on "The Hebrew Prophets—Relics or Rele- of Samuel where it is written "And lical passage which states "And i between the Almighty and his peo- in
they the two of them, made a on the eighth day he shall be pie. Israel. Such is the case
the matter of bringing the re-
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. covenant in the presense of the circumcised: (Lev. 12:3), claim-
sacrifices in the temple on
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Jewish Law Con-
day falls on the Sab- the Sabbath, because some claim
cept." Steven Z. Cohen, Bar Mitzva. Almighty s presence is especially the eighth bath
the child shall be circumcised that a circumcision is like bring-
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Jacob Lader Mar- felt in the synagogue and thus
on that day. Of course, it should 1 ing a sacrifice to G-d.
cus will speak on
Pioneer Days in the Tidewater," (See story). i held in the synagogue. This may be understood, that circumcision
possibly be the reason why some is allowed on the Sabbath only for
YOUNG ISRAEL OF NORTHWEST DETROIT: Services 5:30 p.m. to-
try and have a minyan pr,:sent at a normal child born to Jewish
day and • 9 a.m. Saturday.
a circumcision since the joint parents and not to a child whose
stitutes a Happy Home."
CONG. BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak
on "What's the Law?"
DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Gamze
will speak on "And These Are the Judgements."
G. BNAI DAVID: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Satur
Exciting 8 Week
Teachers to Be.Cited by Temple Israel •
Jewish educators of national emi- her, Sidney Fishman, Clarence
will travel to Detroit this j Goldberg, Sander Pap°, - Mrs. Plis-
day. Wayne Jerome Stein, Bar
5:35 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. weekend to participate in a week- I kow. Mrs. Shlomo Marenof, Mrs.
BETH AARON SYNAGOGUE:
end of worship services and peda- Bertram Risin and Mrs. Frank
Saturday . Terry Ira Berlin and Eric Geller, Bnai Mitzva.
gogical seminars, part of the edu- Simons.
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM:
Teachers who will receive five-
Saturday. Steven David Krefman and Steven Jay Schwartz, Bnai cational institute to honor the
year awards are Mrs. Edward Ber-
•teachers of Temple Israel.
Dr. Abraham Segal, director of man, Mrs. Kenneth Davidson, Mrs.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dorothy Lessem,
Bat Mitzva. Services 9 a.m. Saturday. Marc Fitzerman. Bar Mitzva. teacher education, Union of Ameri- Milton Erlich, Farber, Fishman,
YOUNG ISRAEL CENTER OF OAK WOODS: Services 5:35 p.m. today can Hebrew Congregations, will Mrs. Seymour Rapp, Mrs. Risin, -
speak to a teacher assembly Sun- Dr. Harold Rossmoore, Franklin
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Morris Feldman. Bar Mitzva.
of Re- Sidlow, Mrs. Kenneth Volk and
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 5:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur- day morning on "Philosophy
form Judaism as It Applies to the MTS. Irwin Zeigelman.
day. Michael S'ilberschein and David Winsen, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Religious School." He will also ad- I There will be no religious school
dress a group of youth leaders on sessions on the Sunday of the in-
Saturday. Robert Levine and Peter Goldberg, Bnai Mitzva.
rs. stitute, the entire day being de-
Regular services will be held at Cong. Beth Isaac, Livonia Jewish "God and the Adolescent." M
Congregation, Cong. Mishkan Israel, Cong. Shaarey Emunah, Cong. Libbie L. Braverman, educational voted to honoring the teachers.
director of Temple Sinai, Stamford, They will be the guests of the con-
Beth Joseph and Adas Shalom Synagogue.
Conn.. will direct a group of pri- I gregation at Sunday m o r n i n g
mart' teachers in an arts and crafts , breakfast.
workshop called "You Don't Have •
to Be an Artist."
25th Glazer Institute on Judaism
to Feature Historian. Rabbi, Marcus
Prof. Jason H. Tickton, music•
director of Temple Beth El for
the past 33 years and professor
of music at Wayne State Univer-
sity, will deliver the 1:30 p.m.
lecture, at which the Rev. Tracy
M. Pullman of the First Unitar-
ian-Universalist Church, will pre-
side. Prof. Tickton will speak on
at Temple Beth El.
"The Wonderful Heritage of He-
The institute, named for the late
spiritual leader of Beth El, has
At the noon luncheon session,
been held the last 25 years for clergymen in attendance will be the
Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus, pro-
lessor of American Jewish history
at the Hebrew Union College-Jew-
isle Institute of Religion, will lec-
ture on "Jew and Christian: Con-
frontation and Acceptance" at the
ilver anniversary B. Benedict
Glazer Institute on Judaism today
The institute will begin with
Sabbath eve services 8:30 p.m.
today, when Dr. Leon Fram will
deliver an address on "Education
for Survival." The services will
be conducted by teachers ,of the
religion and Hebrew schools of
Temple Israel. Several teachers
will receive awards for five years
of continuous service, and two
teachers, Robert Lask and Mrs.
Julius Pliskow, will receive cita-
tions for 10 years' continuous
Christian clergymen of metropoli- guests of the Beth El Sisterhood.
Participants in the services are
tan Detroit. It is held in associa- Rabbi Morton
Kanter of Beth Mrs. Samuel Barr, Bernard Far-
tion with the Detroit Council of El will deliver M.
the invocation; the
Rev. Robert M. Frehse executive
Rabbi Marcus, director of the director of the D e tr o i t Round Harper's Editor to Speak
American Jewish Archives and Table of Christians and Jews, will
American Jewish Periodical Center. be chairman; and Rabbi Hertz will at New Temple Services
will speak at the 10 a.m. session. deliver remarks. The Rev. G. Mer- I Marion K. Sanders, senior editor
Rabbi Richard C. Hertz will deliver rill Lenox, executive director of of Harper's Magazine who wrote
the invocation, and the Rev. Ralph the Detroit Council of Churches. the controversial "Several Worlds
H. Read of North Congregational will speak on "After 25 Years."
of American Jews: An Unauthor-
Church Nvill preside.
Prof. Marcus will lecture again ized Guide," will engage in a dia-
this evening, at 8:30, when his Beth I logue with Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad,
El Sabbath lecture will be "The 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at The New
Rise of the World's Greatest Com- I Temple services in the Birming-
munity: Pioneer Days in the Tide- I ham Unitarian Church.
While in Detroit, Mrs. Sanders
will visit with her son Michael,
a research physicist and professor
at the University of Michigan.
Mrs. Sanders' arrival coincides
with distribution of the February
issue of Harper's in which several
In conjunction with the annual lead articles were edited by Mrs.
dinner of the Vaad Harabonim Sanders..
(Council of Orthodox Rabbis of
Mrs. Sanders, a graduate of
Metropolitan Detroit) March 12,
at Cobo Hall, the Hebrew month Wellesley College, started her
of Adar-I, (Feb. 11-March 12) has professional career as a news•
been proclaimed as Vaad Hara- paper feature and fiction writer.
Jan. 12 - Feb. 10
She served as chief of overseas
-publications and editor of the
Our Torah Says: "For man is as a tree
of the field" (Deut. 20:9). .ie man's
magazine Amerika for the State
t grows in asked to speak from their pulpits
life is similar to the tree tha
Department during World War
the field. Just as a tree has roots, and to invite worshipers to parti- .
branches, fruits and leaves, so too does
IL She has written many
a human being have roots, fruits — cipate in this year's citywide af-
articles for Harper's.
which are deeds — leaves — which are fair.
At the Feb. 10 services, she and
In a statement to the Jewish
PLANT TREES IN ISRAEL
community, Rabbi Leizer Levin, Rabbi Conrad will discuss Mrs.
IN THE NAME OF YOUR
president of the council, outlined Sanders' "Several Worlds" article
the program and concerns of the (April 1966), which contains a num-
ber of observations about the De-
Perpetuate the memory of family and organization.
friends .. , celebrate Bar Mitzvah . . .
Gashrut supervision, beth din troit metropolitan area.
honor any happy event by planting
(rabbinical court), family coun-
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seling, records and register, rab-
binic reference library, study and where only poverty, disease, and
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MIZRACHI HATZAIR 1967
ISRAEL SUMMER INSTITUTE
*Seven weeks spent in Israel
'plus European stopover
*Kibbutz-moshav work period
- Strickly Orthodox
'14th year in operation
Write to: Mizrachi Hatzair Israel Summer Institute
New York, NY 10003
200 Park Avenue South
Next Beth Abraham Breakfast Forum Speaker
Sunday, Feb. *12th — 10 a.m.
MRS. FRANCES SOLOVICH
Former Pres. International Bnai Brith Women
"ECUMENISM: UTOPIA OR REALITY"
at Beth Abraham Synagogue — 7 Mile Rd. at Greenlawn
*REPLACING FEB. 5th FORUM*
Auspices: Men's Club of Congregation Beth Abraham
THE COUNCIL OF
ORTHODOX RABBIS OF DETROIT
A GROUP OF FRIENDS OF
RABBI AND REBITZIN JOSEPH RABINOWITZ
invite the community to a farewell evening tendered in their honor
on Wednesday, 6th day of Adar I, 5727 bing February 15 1967, at 8:00
o'clock at the Imperial Catering Company, 18451 Wyoming on the occasion
of their settling permanently in Israel.
The beloved Rabbi, popularly known as the Brezner
Rebe, and his family, have endeared themselves to
countless persons, who had come within the benign
influence of the saintly spiritual leader of Congrega-
tion Beth Shmuel, which he had founded in Detroit
after his first arrival here some forty-one years ago.
He has served the community at large with counsel
and example. Currently he has been the honorary
president of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis.
The public is cordially invited to participate in
this evening of tribute to a venerable couple and
wish them well on their leaving for the Holy Land.
The council will be grateful to those who desire
to attend to call 392-6260.
Rabbi Leizer Levin, President
Rabbi Chaskel Grubner, Exec. Secy.