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March 22, 1968 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-03-22

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Friday, March 22, 1968-19

Viscount Edwin Samuel to Deliver Hass Young Israel Cites THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Memorial Lecture at Temple Israel Detroiter in N.Y. Rabbi E. Forman will Speak

Viscount Edwin Samuel, eldest
son of Viscount Herbert Samuel,
Liberal Party leader and former
British cabinet minister, will de-
liver the annual Sophie and Daniel
M. Hass Memorial Lecture at
Temple Israel 8:30 p.m. April 10.
In one of his rare speaking en-
gagements in this country, Vis-
count Samuel will discuss "Israel:
Front-Page Politics and Behind-
the-Scenes Intrigue."

Weekly Quiz

By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX

(Copyright 1968. JTA Inc.)

Why is the naming of a boy de-
layed until the circumcision
takes place?
Basically naming of the child is
related to the circumcision cere-
mony. The tradition has come into
being to name the child immedi-
ately after he has been physically
circumcized. The reason for this,
according to some opinions, is that
the circumcision removes the im-
purity from the soul of the child
and he, therefore, becomes a pure
soul which he is not before being
circumcized. It should be pointed
out that there are sometimes cir-
cumstances whereby a boy is
named before the circumcision
takes place, e.g. where the circum-
cision has to be delayed because
of the health of the child, etc. It
should be further noted that the
Kabbalists have attached a sacred
significance to the name especially
since, in our Western tradition,
the child is named after a de-
ceased person.
Why do some traditions ask for
the father of the child to desist
from working the day on which
his son is circumcized?
Some authorities (M'amar Mor-
decai, orakch hayyim 468) claim
that this is so because the father
whose son is circumcized is con-
sidered as if he had brought a
sacrifice. In olden times work was
forbidden for the person on the
day of which he brought a sacri-
fice to the Holy Temple. (Tosafot
Pesahim 50a).
Somehow the day on which one
brought a sacrifice in olden times
was supposed to have an air of
sanctity which was not in con-
sonance with ordinary work day
activity. The same feeling was
probably applied to the day on
which one's son was circumcized.

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Founder and principal of the
Israel Institute of Public Adminis-
tration since 1945 and editor of
its English annual, Viscount Sam-
uel has been lecturer in British
institutions at Hebrew University
in Jerusalem since 1954.
Viscount Samuel had previously
served the British government for
28 years in Palestine government
service, after which he has been
an adviser to the Israel govern-
ment, particularly in the fields of
administrative organization and
appointments.
For a time, Viscount Samuel was
a visiting lecturer in this country,
holding posts at Dropsie College
and the State University of New
York. He is a director of several
international organizations a n d
business enterprises, including the
London Jewish Chronicle, and is
the author of many books and
articles dealing with the history of
modern Israel.

Sinking of 'Struma'
Recalled in Romania

BUCHAREST (JTA) — Ro-
manian Jewry marked the 25th
anniversary of the sinking of the
Struma, a refugee ship that
foundered in the Sea of Marmora
in 1943 with 769 Jews aboard
who were trying to escape to
Palestine from Nazi - occupied
Europe.
Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of
Romania, in a memorial sermon
delivered to worshippers in the
Choral Temple here, denounced
"those who could have saved"
the Struma victims "by lifting a
finger, but did not do so." He
said the Struma has "become the
symbol of guilt almost as great
as that of the Fascist assassins."
Rabbi Rosen also took the oc-
casion to express the grief of
Romanian Jewry over a con-
temporary sea tragedy, the loss
of the Israeli submarine Dakar
with 69 aboard.
The Struma was one of several
small, over-aged ships that trans-
ported Jewish escapees from
Nazi Europe from Balkan ports
but was denied entry to Palest-
ine and other countries. The ves-
sel went down with all aboard in
a storm on the sea which lies
between the Dardnelles and the
Bosporus.

TEL AVIV (JTA) — "Gen. de
Gaulle" carried a pail of Iraqi oil
through the streets of Haifa while
"Egypt's Nasser" and "Jordan's
King Hussein" conversed over the
telephone in Tel Aviv, March 14.
It was all in the spirit of the Purim
carnival which began the night be-
fore and reached a peak in the
famed Adloyada—Israel's version
of the Mardi Gras—that filled the
streets with song, dances and
especially children in the wildest
costumes they could create.
The international political figures
appeared in the form of life-size
puppets on mobile floats that
inched their way through the
throngs. An estimated half million
spectators watched the Purim
parade in Tel Aviv and only
slightly fewer were witness to
similar parades in Haifa.
The Nasser-Hussein float was a
pointed reference to the famous
telephone conversation, monitored
Israel during last June's Six-
II by
Day War, in which the Egyptian
a leader
and his Jordanian ally con-
a trived the story of U.S. and British
a air support for Israeli forces.

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Rabbi Emanuel Forman of Cong.
Shaari Shomayim, Toronto, will be
final lecturer for
the Metropolitan
Council of Young
Israel - sponsored
series o n "Ap-
proaches to Juda-
ism" 8:45 p.m.
April 1 at Young
Israel o f Oak-
Woods.
For 10 years,
Rabbi Forman
served as spirit-
Forman
ual leader of the Young Israel of
Brookline in Massachusetts. He
has lectured on Orthodoxy at Har-
vard, Radcliffe, Boston University
and Brandeis, and is now a can- ,

didate for a PhD degree in philo-
sophy at Brandeis University. In
November, Rabbi Forman as-
sumed his new post in Toronto.

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Nasser Is Full of Air
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Attorney Jerome W. Kelman has
been selected as Detroit's Shofar
Award honoree
by the National
Council of Young
Israel. He will be
honored at a ban-
quet in New York
City March 31.
Kelman is a
product of t h e
Young Israel
movement in De-
troit. He came
Kelman under i t s influ-
ence as a youth and has been ac-
tive in the organization for more
than 30 years.
Kelman has written and lec-
tured on workmen's compensa-
tion laws and medical-legal
problems and in 1964-65 served
as national chairman of the
workmen's compensation section
of the American Trial Lawyers
Association.
He has played an active role in
the Mizrachi organization of De-
troit, is vice president of the
American Zionist Council of De-
troit, and a member of the execu-
tive board of the Jewish Com-
munity Council.
Kelman was an organizer of the
Akiva Hebrew Day School and has
served on its board of directors
since its founding in 1962.

Cong. Bnai Moshe will hold its
annual dinner meeting 6:15 p.m.
Thursday at the synagogue. Elec-
tion of officers and board members
will take place. President Melvin
Weisz will report.

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