18—Friday, June 21, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today Rabbi Rosenbaum
will speak on "Where Are We Now?" Allan Gretchko, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 7:30 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "A Word to Graduates."
Jonas Goldberg and Philip Reznick, Bnai Mitzva.
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 9 p.m. today. Rabbi Wine will
speak on "Israel and the Fashionable New Left." Daniel Rosen-
thal, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 8:50 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "The Meraglim." Stuart Kieran, Bar
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 8:50 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Mission Which
CONG. BETH HILLEL: Services 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Litke will speak on "A Misplaced Sense of Inferiority."'
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 today. Rabbi Fram will speak on
"Reform Rabbis Take Action." Kenneth Alan Barnett, Bar Mitzva.
Services 11 a.m. Saturday. James Howard Menders and Gary
Randall Wachler. Bnai Mitzva.
THE NEW TEMPLE: Father's Day service 8:30 p.m. today at the
Birmingham Unitarian Church. .
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Alan Gutterman and Michael Greenley, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 7:15 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Satur-
day. Michael J. Feigelman and Barry Joel Lipson, Bnai Mitzva.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS: Services 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
today and 9 a.m. Saturday. David Gordon, Bar Mitzva.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Lanny Feldman and Martin Katz, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services at 8:55 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Bruce Howard Letvin and Raymond Neil Hittleman,
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 6:45 p.m. today. Sandra Eskovitz,
Bat Mitzva. Services 8:45 a.m. Sattirday. Paul Arlen Brown, Bar
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Yale Richard Siegel and Leslie Wright, Bnai Mitzva.
BETH AARON SYNAGOGUE: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. Sanford Rolnick, Bar Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Young - Israel of Northwest Detroit
Temple Beth El, Livonia Jewish Congregation, Downtown Synagogue,
Mishkan Israel, Shomrey Emunah and Temple Beth Am.
The Jewish Quiz Box
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Cop y right 1968, JTA Inc.)
What is the origin of the re-
quirement to welcome the guest
The Mishna (Peah 1:1) classi-
fies this deed as one of those for
which a person reaps a reward
both in this world as well as in the
next. Many authors consider the
performance of this deed as one
of those virtues which we are re-
quired to observe under the cate-
gory of imitating the Creator be-
cause man was created in His
Image (Rabbi Bachye, Kad Ha-
Kemach). The Almighty is regard-
ed as having set the pattern for
making guests feel at home be-
cause He, in His infinite mercy,
has provided food and lodging for
all His creatures on this earth and
has made them feel at home in this
world which is all His domain.
Abraham is said to have discover-
ed that it was only because Noah
and his family showed hospitality
to the birds and animals in the ark
that they were saved from the rav-
aging destruction of the flood.
Abraham is considered to be the
one who personally exemplified this
great virtue. The Bible goes into
a lengthy description to contrast
Pioneer of the
Day School Movement
the way in which Abraham re-
ceived his visitors (Genesis Chap-
ter 18) for which he was eternally
rewarded and the way in which the
people of Sodom mistreated their
wayfarers (Genesis C‘apter 19) for
which they were destroyed. It was
once a tradition for a home owner
to have a special table on which he
fed his gueSts. When the host died
they would use the wood of this
table to make his coffin. (Shalo).
This would introduce him as a fit-
ting guest into the next world be-
seeching the angels to receive him
there because he received the way-
farers who came to his home in a
spirit of welcome.
What is the origin of the re-
quirement to visit the sick?
The Rabbis tell us that this is
one of the ways in which one can
"cleave to the Almighty" (Deute-
ronomy 4:4). Certainly it is not
conceivable that a human being
could physically attach himself to
the Almighty. It is however, possi-
ble for a human being to imitate
Him and follow His example thus
"cleaving to Him" in a spiritual
way (Tur, Yore Dea, 335). The
Almighty is pictured as having
visited Abraham when he was ill
on recovering from his circumci-
sion (Genesis 18). The purpose of
this deed is at least twofold. First,
seeing his neighbor in a state of
illness will bring compassion to the
heart of the visitor and he will
offer a prayer on his behalf. Sec-
ond, realizing his need, the visitor
will be prompted to do something
for the person who is ill, like clean
his room or bring him food and/or
medicine. It has thus been de-
clared by the rabbis that one who
visits the sick should do both of
these things, i.e., offer a prayer for
his recovery and do something tan-
gible to assist him. The Mishna
(Peah 1:1) regards the perform-
ance of this virtuous deed to be one
that brings great reward.
A woman may talk with you,
but her mind is on the spindle
(that is, on her household af-
fairs. )—Megilla 14
Pa. Governor Signs Historic Bill for Aid to Private Schools
vania Gov. Raymond P. Shafer
signed a bill Wednesday to provide
state aid for parochial schools. The
measure permits state payment to
non-public schools for purchase of
secular services, including instruc-
tion in mathematics, modern
foreign languages, physical sci-
ences and physical education.
The chief beneficiary of the
measure are the Roman Catholic
parochial schools, which educate
the bulk of the state's 600,000 non-
public school pupils. But Jewish
parochial schools are also eligible
The measure passed earlier in
the Senate and House. The bill, first
of its kind ever to reach the floor
of the Pennsylvania legislative
chambers, has been opposed by
civil libertarian and other groups,
Heads Beth El
Archie Katcher was elected pres-
ident of Temple Beth El at the
118th annual meeting.
Other officers are Alan
Herbert A. Arons-
son, vice presi-
er; and Mrs. Jos-z,
eph Garlock, Pauli
vin Novick, Mrs.
Marshall NI. Mil-.
ler, Sam Petok,.
Merton J. Segal
and Martin K.
Stein, newly elected trustees.
Ex-officio members of the board
of trustees will include Mrs. Ray-
mond K. Rubiner, president of the
sisterhood; Stanley J. Clamage,
president of the _men's club ; Harold
Josephson, president of the Mar-
ried Group; Arthur L. Goulson,
chairman of the cemetery board;
and Aubrey H. Ettenheimer, retir-
ing president of the temple.
Katcher holds an AB degree from
the Detroit Institute of Technology
and an LL B degree from the De-
troit College of Law, from which
institution he graduated in 1940. He
is a past president of the Detroit
College of Law Alumni Association.
Formerly referee in bankruptcy for
the Eastern District of Michigan,
he is now associated with the law
firm of Katcher and Feldman. He
serves as first vice president of the
Detroit Bar Association and vice
president, director and counsel of
the Guardian Savings and Loan
He is a past president of Pis-
gah Lodge Bnai Brith, past chair-
man of the Michigan regional
advisory board of the Anti-
Defamation League and presently
a member of its board and cabi-
Katcher has been affiliated with
the temple 28 years and has served
as chairman of the religious school
committee, member of the board
of trustees, treasurer and first vice
He is married to the former
Molly Efrusy, and they have four
Cong. Dovid Ben Nuchim
Buys $50,000 in Bonds
including some Jewish organiza-
tions on grounds that it would vio-
late the principle of separation of
church and state.
They are expected to carry the
battle to the courts.
The bill was supported by Ro-
man Catholic and Orthodox Jewish
groups. State aid would become
effective on July 1 and would be
financed initially by $4,300,000 from
harness race track revenues.
We Announce The Formation of
THE DETROIT CHAPTER Of THE ASSOCIATION
OF AMERICANS AND CANADIANS FOR ALIYAH
For Details Write:
Association of Americans and Canadians
for Aliyah (A.A.C.A.)
18100 Meyers, Detroit, Mich. 48235
Young Israel Oak-Woods
Hebrew Elementary School and High School
United Hebrew Schools
Primary Division (Ages 5, 6 — Sunday Only)
24061 Coolidge, Oak Park
Call 545-0074 or 861-0675
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