20—Friday, August 2, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 9
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gordon will speak on "A Rabbi's Only Human."
YOUNG ISRAEL OF NORTHWEST: Services 7:15 p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "Do Today's Jewish
Teachings Match Today's Society?"
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Tisha b•Av."
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday.
Dr. Leon Fram will speak on "The Battle of the Wailing Wall."
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 9 p.m. today. Rabbi Wine will re-
view "The Passionate People," and discuss "Where Do Jews Stand
on the Vital Issues?" Mark Soller, Bar Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Beth Moses, Temple Beth
Am, Cong. Shaarey Zedek, Downtown Synagogue, The New Temple,
MiShkan Israel, Cong. Beth Hillel, Cong. Bnai David, Shomrey Emu-
nah, Temple Beth El, Cong. Bnai Moshe, Temple Beth Jacob, Temple
Emanu-El, Cong. Beth Abraham, Cong. Ahavas Achim and Adas Sha-
N.Y. Rabbi, 24, to Head Large Aussie Synagogue
SYDNEY, Australia — Rabbi,
Pinchus Feldman, a native of New
York and a third generation Amer-
ican, has been appointed spiritual
leader of one of the largest con-
gregations here and as dean of
the Sydney Talmudical Academy.
Rabbi Feldman, 24, is probably,
one of the youngest rabbis to as-
sume a position of such stature.
He studied and was ordained at
the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in New
York, and after his marriage last
year to Penina Gutnick, daughter
of the chief rabbi of Melbourne,
studied at the rabbinical seminary
for postgraduate students estab-
lished by the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. •
in Kfar Chabad, Israel.
15751 W. 101/2 Mile
353-6750 or 862-0963
The United States charge d'af-
faires in Canberra also has ap-
pointed Rabbi Feldman as liason
chaplain for the hundreds of Jew-
ish servicemen in Vietnam who
take monthly furloughs in Aus-
His father, Rabbi Mendel Feld-
man, is spiritual leader of Cong.
Shearith Israel, Baltimore.
Mishkan Israel Names
High Holiday Cantor
The board of directors of Cong.
Mishkan Israel Nusach H'Ari-
Lubavitcher Center announces the
Jay Bodzin of
Oak Park as can-
tor for the High
rael, which has
ing and renova-
tion, is the only
synagogue in De-
troit to maintain
a women's gal-
lery as a means for separation
of the sexes during services.
Chairman for the sale of High
Holiday seats is Erwin Hollan-
der, 544-8259. Beginning Aug. 15,
High Holiday seats will be avail-
able to the public.
A cordial invitation to the
Jewish Women of Detroit to the
Semi-Annual Meeting of
AMERICAN WOMEN FOR
12:30 p.m. Monday
at Young Israel of Oak-Woods
24061 Coolidge, Oak Park
to hear important mes-
sages from the_ Israel r i
University and an ad-.
Mrs. Morris Adler
A dessert luncheon will be
All Are Welcome
No Solicitation of Funds!
Detroit Rabbi, 22,
in Long Island
The board of trustees of Beth
Shalom Hebrew School, Roslyn
Heights, L.I., has announced the
appointment of_Rabbi Milton Balk-
any, son of ;Tr.
and Mrs. Sam
Balkany of Fargo t:e
Ave. as principal
of their elemen-
tary and second-
22, a native De-
his Hebrew edu-
cation at 'Yeshi-
vath Beth Yehu- Rabbi Balkany
da and was later
ordained for the rabbinate at Me-
sifta Tora Vodaath in New York.
Upon receiving his master's de-
gree in educational administration
at the University of Detroit, Rabbi
Balkany will continue for his doc-
torate at Columbia University.
Beth Shalom is the largest He-
brew school in Long Island, with a
student enrollment of 600 and a
faculty membership of 35.
Rabbi Balkany has lectured ex-
tensively and addressed more than
40 fund-raising dinners and con-
ventions throughout the country
during the past 10 months.
Rabbi Gerald Werner
Heads Hebrew School
at O-W Young Israel
The United Hebrew Schools has
announced the appointment of
Rabbi Gerald Werner as principal
of Young Israel of Oak-Woods He-
Rabbi Werner is a graduate of
the Kaufman Pedagogical Institute
and was ordained by the Telshe
Yeshiva, both in Cleveland. He re-
ceived his masters degree in edu-
cation administration from the
University of Detroit.
Rabbi Werner has taught in the
Hebrew Academy of Cleveland,
Young Israel of Los Angeles and
at Yeshivath Beth Yehucla of De-
troit. He is now a member of the
faculty of the Akiva Hebrew Day
School and will continue his asso-
ciation with Akiva, while heading
the school at Young Israel.
At the same time, Young
Israel of Oak-Woods announced
the appointment of Mrs. Mariam
Litke to be in charge of its
nursery for the coming year.
Mrs. Litke returns to the Yong
Israel nursery after some years'
absence. Naomi Engel will serve
as assistant teacher.
The nursery is open Monday
through Thursday 1-3:30 p.m.
For information, call the syna-
gogue office, 398-1177 or 342-8126.
Seeks New Members
Livonia Jewish Congregation is
embarking on a membership drive
and fund-raising campaign under
the chairmanship of Aaron Kraft
and Nate Weiser, assisted by
-The committee is addressing it-
self particularly to new families
in the Livonia and Farmington
Sunday school and pre-kinder-
garten t h r o u g h eighth grade
classes will resume early in Sep-
tember. Services are being formu-
lated for the High Holidays, con-
ducted by Rabbi Martin D. Gordon
and Cantor Morris Kaminsky.
For information, call the syna-
gogue office, 425-9370, Monday
through Friday, or Mrs. Tommy
`Food for Thought'
PHILADELPHIA (JTA)—A 10-
week project is under way at the
Einstein Medical College to provide
on-the-job training and college
credit to food management train-
ees. Two students of the Commu-
nity College of Philadelphia are
the first enrollees in the course.
Tisha b'Av Quiz
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright 1968 JTA Inc.)
- Why is it that when the fast
of the ninth of Av falls on a Sat-
urday, the fast is postponed until
Sunday (as is the case this year,
Aug. 3, 4)?
Generally speaking, fasting and
outward signs of mourning are for-
bidden on the Sabbath. Since the
observance of the fast day of the
Ninth of Av requires both the out-
ward observance of mourning
(taking off ones shoes, etc.) as
well as fasting (refraining from
food and drink), these observances
are certainly not in consonance
with the Sabbath. Thus, the fast
day is postponed until Sunday.
Why is it that some people do
not relax their observances until
the middle or the end of the
10th day of Av (they do not eat
meat until then, etc.) when the
fast is on the ninth day of Av?
The fast and mourning proce-
dure of the ninth day of Av is in
commemoration of the destruction
of the Temple which took place
on that date in ancient history. The
Talmud (Tractate Taanit) and the
Codes explain that the fire which
was kindled by the destroyers of
the Temple on the ninth day of
Av was still burning on the 10th
day of Av. Therefore they add. a
part (Isserles' gloss to the Codes)
or a whole day more of mourning
to display their sadness over the
tragic fate that overtook the holy
Temple in Jerusalem.
Temple, nor is the original "Jewish
soul" actually restored in all its
glory nor are world conditions to-
day worthy of being called a Mes-
sianic era of peace and morality.
Indeed, when the Temple is re-
stored and universal peace and
morality are restored to the uni-
verse in the Messianic era, this
day of mourning will not only
come to an end it will actually be
transformed into a day of joy and
Jews in U.S., Europe Urge
to Cooperate on Problems
PARIS (JTA)—Jewish communi-
ties in Europe and those of the
United States share many prob-
lems in common and could profit
from each other's experience,
according to Bertram H. Gold,
executive director of the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee.
Gold completed a tour of six
European countries with a dele-
gation of top AJ Committee leaders
and was here to review the organi-
zation's European programs. He
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy that the common problems lie
in the areas of inter-religious
understanding, Jewish identity and
the fight against anti-Semitism.
Why is this observance of
mourning still in order in a day
and age when Jerusalem is in
Jewish hands and the people of
Israel occupy the land of Israel
The original institution of mourn-
ing on the ninth of Av was not
over the loss of land. Physically,
Jews have occupied prominent
places in many lands. The mourn-
ing was basically over the loss of
the so-called "Jewish soul" that
came into its greatest manifesta-
tion through events in the Temple
of old. Certainly, we still have no
Announces That Our Kitchen and
Social Hall Facilities Are Now Avail-
able to All Kosher Caterers
For further information contact our
synagogue office at 79790 Schaefer or
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