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February 02, 1968 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-02-02

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3-Faith 'Musical Roundtable' to Rock
Ford Auditorium; to Record Session

Weekly Q utz


BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, February 2, 1968-13

Mikva Israel League Plans to Hold Banquet Sunday

Mikva Israel and Women's Orth- Pinchas M. Teitz and artist, Philip
(copyright, 1968, JTA, Inc.)
What is the basis for the Jew- odox League will hold their annual Greenberg, violinist. For reserva-
ish tradition which requires one banquet 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Cong. tions, call Mrs. Leib Bakst, UN
2-5987, or Mrs. Marvin Selligson,
Shaarey Shomayim.
to keep his head covered?
Guest speaker will be Rabbi DI 1-6657.
From the various statements
found in the Talmudic literature it
seems that keeping the head cov-
ered was an accepted mode of be-
havior which was part of the pat-
tern of proper Jewish living. One
of the sages of the Talmud (Rab
Huna) is depicted as never having
walked around without having his
head covered because he always
sensed the presence of the Al-
mighty havering over him (Kiddi-
shin 31a). According to his feeling,
then, the head covering was sym-
bolic to the individual, as well as
to others of the presence of the
Almighty over us,
According to another statement
in the Talmud, wearing a head
covering somehow saves one from
sin. The mother of a great sage
always made sure his head was
covered and indeed when, once this
was not done, he actually did some-
thing evil (he commited a theft)
(Shabbos 156b).
Walking around with uncovered
head was a sign of the lack of hu-
mility and the presence of haugh-
tiness in the individual (Kallak
Rabbati, 2). Wearing a head cover-
ing was therefore a sign of humil-
ity (L'vush Chap. 901).
While there are varying opinions
as to how severe a restriction this
is and as to what the exact nature
of the restriction is there seems to
be no question that it was definite-
ly a religious requirement to keep
one's head covered.
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Is is interesting to note, accord-
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Some of the Nation's Most Distinguished
Israelites were pictured as leaving
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Makers
Egypt with uncovered heads as a
sign that they were no longer sub-
ject to the existing authority (Tar-
SU ITS
gum Onkelos, Exodus). Covering
the head would thus imply that the
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individual was one who respected
authority.
A proof that is often cited to
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show that the rabbis considered
covering the head as a matter of
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virtuous behavior was the fact that
a special benediction was insti-
tuted when putting on one's head
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covering in the morning (Oter
Yisrael B'Sifarah). This blessing is
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recited daily to this very day.
Generally speaking, when the
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rabbis wanted to emphasize some
special mode of behavior, they in-
stituted a special blessing for it
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(just as they did for lighting the
candles on Friday evening).
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A most interesting explanation
for covering the head is given by
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the late Chief Rabbi Kook, of
blessed memory. He claimed (in
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his book "Mitzvah Raiyah") that
any organ whose use can be em-
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harassing or shameful should be
covered. The head, being the seat
of one's intelligence, can be used
for good or can be used for evil.
Since its use in the latter case
would prove, to be shameful and
embarrassing, the head is covered
to indicate that one should strive
to control its function so that one's
mind is always clean and properly
LONG SLEEVE ALL WOOL
oriented.
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One might go as far as to say
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that, since most authorities find
the head covering to be a sign of
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the "fear of God." its use might
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even be demonstrative of the gen-
eral principle which is mentioned
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in the Tora asking us to fear the
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Almighty (Leviticus 19:14, 32;
25:17, 36, 43). While a number of
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commandments are clearly formu-
lated and designated as being a
manner of "fearing the Almighty,"
others are not explicitly mentioned
in the Scripture. Still, they are im-
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plicit enough, from the general
requirement which the Tora puts
on fearing God.
Wearing a head covering may
therefore well be classified as one
of the requirements of observing
the biblical command to fear (or
"on the avenue of fashion"
respect) God. Many such actions
were only referred to in the Tora
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"Three Faiths in Jazz" will be presented 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Ford
Auditorium, with the participation of Detroit's leading jazz artists,
including Jack Brokensha, here playing the vibrophone while Cantor
Harold Orbach, Rev. Derin Geard and Rev. Tom Grady look on.

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For the first time in Detroit, and advancement of contemporary
the Catholic, Protestant and Jew- liturgical music.
Tickets may be reserved by call-
ish communities are getting to-
gether to present a musical round- ing Temple Israel Men's Club,
table, "Three Faiths in Jazz," at UN 3-7769.
Ford Auditorium 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
Rev. Thomas Grady of St. Jude Israeli Soldier, Tour
Catholic Church, Rev. Derin Geard
of Fort Street Presbyterian Church of Battle Zone Included
and Cantor Harold Orbach of in Illustrated Lecture
Temple Israel have joined forces
The next lecture in the series
for a combination of ancient litur-
presented by the Adas Shalom
gy and contemporary sound.
Adult Study Institute will be given
Detroit's leading jazz artists, in-
by Rabbi Jacob E. Segal 9 p.m.
cluding the Jack Brokensha combo,
Tuesday in the social hall.
will provide the musical back-
Rabbi Segal, who brought back
ground, with Steven Jones conduct-
ing the Youth for Understanding a pictorial record of his month's
Alumni Chorale, a 30-voice choir stay in Israel last summer, will
with representatives from many present color slides portraying
of Michigan's college campuses. glimpses of the Israeli soldier,
considered by many to be Israel's
The concert will be recorded.
true "secret weapon." Included
Proceeds from the program will
will be a visit to Camp Mickey
be used to promote the creation Marcus, one of the headquarters
of the Israel Army's educational
system, as well as a tour of the
Sinai battle zone and airfields
following the Six-Day War.
Presented also will be the daily
life of the quaint Samaritan sect
that still resides with its high
priest in the ancient community of
Nablus, and a seminar session with
Zalman Shazar, president of Israel.
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Guest lecturer Feb. 13 will be
Yeshivath Beth Yehuda
Dr. Julius Segal, chief program
analyst
of the National Institute
53rd YEAR
of Mental Health in Washington,
D.C. For registration information,
call the Adas Shalom Adult Insti-
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tute Office, UN 4-7474.

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in Detroit

Arnold Spohr, world-recognized
and only native-born director of
a Canadian ballet company, will
be in the wings when the ROYAL
WINNIPEG BALLET comes to
Masonic Auditorium this Saturday.

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