Reform Jewish Attitudes Are Re-Evaluated
36—Friday, September 6, 1968.
Main currents in Reform Juda-
ism are presented by authorities
in their field in "Contemporary
Reform Jewish Thought," edited
by Bernard Martin and published
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After Negro Woman Joins Another Member Group
gathered for you
. "Children nowadays love luxury.
,;They have bad manners, contempt for
authority, disrespect for elders.. They
contradict their parents, chatter in
- front of company, gobble up the food
on the table, cross their legs and tyran-
nize their teachers." That's quite an
indictment. And the interesting. thing
is that it was launched not by a frus-
trated father in the Bronx but by the
philosopher Sophocles in ancient
Greece some 2,500 years ago. Ob-
viously he was in rather an unphilo-
sophic mood at the time.
"Do you think it's an easy job to be
a rabbi and a leader of the com-
munity? Let me tell you that it is a
thicket of thorns." Is this a quotation
from an interview with a suburban
rabbi? Not exactly. It was said by the
Maggid, Rabbi Dov Baer, over 300
years ago. He went on to add mourn-
fully : "For the heart of the true rabbi
is flooded with the sorrows of others
and weighted with the problems of
"Your charms are enclosed in a hun-
dred different jars, and your face does
not go to bed with you." No, it is
not a disillusioned young husband
speaking. This is the voice of second -
century Roman poet Juvenal.
"Anticipate charity by preventing
poverty. Assist a man in reduced cir-
cumstances either by gifts or loans,
by Quadrangle Press (12 E. Dela-
The editor of this volume, whose
share includes the concluding es-
say, "Reform Jewish Theology To-
day," is chairman of the depart-
ment of religion at Case Western
Reserve University in Cleveland
where he also holds the Abba Hil-
lel Silver Chair of Jewish Studies.
Other contributors and their es-
says in this volume are:
Prof. Eugene B. Borowitz, "Faith
and Method in Modern Jewish The-
ology;" Dr. Levi A. Olan, "New
Resources for a Liberal Faith;"
Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, "On God
and Theology;" Dr. David Polish,
"The God of Nature and the God
of Existence;" Prof. Alvin J. Rei-
ner, "God and Jewish Theology;"
Rabbi W. Gunther Plant, "The
Halacha of Reform;" "Prof. Jakob
J. Petuchowski, "Problems of . Re-
form Halacha;" Dr. Bernard' J.
Bamberger. "The Concept of Is-
rael;" Rabbi Joseph R. Narot, "The
Nature and Destiny of Israel;"
Rabbi Daniel Jeremy Silver, "A
Lover's Quarrell With the Mission
of Israel;" Rabbi Samuel E. Karff,
"The Election, the Covenant and
the Mission of Israel."
As the subject titles indicate, this
collection of essays covers a vast
field of thought, embracing major
Jewish issues and the Reform Jew-
ish theological attitudes as well as
the approaches by Reform scholars
to major Jewish needs and aspira-
These essays serve a most valu-
able purpose for students of Jewish
religious ideas and are as import-
ant for laymen as rabbinic stu-
High Holy Day Booklet Quotes Baseball Man
NEW YORK — Walter Alston, day." He calls some of the includ-
Protestant manager of the Los ed prayers "attempts to respond
Angeles Dodgers, is a contributor to problems of violence and Viet-
to a booklet for Jews on High Holy nam and Biafra and poverty in
The booklet, more than 50,000
copies of which have been sent to Cornerstone Laying
Conservative rabbis and their con-
gregations throughout the country, for Senior Citizens'
is entitled "Yearnings, Prayer and
Meditations for the Days of Awe." Apartment Slated
Alston's remarks were included
because "wisdom and virture are
inheient among the pious of all
faiths," according to. Rabbi Jules
Harlow, publications director of
the Rabbinical Assembly, which
published the booklet of prayers
and pronouncements. There also
is included a selection by the late
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and
a special prayer for Jews of the
Rabbi Harlow states that in his
"Yearnings" brochure are pray-
ers that call for responsive read-
ings, for unison readings and for
use by individuals as they see fit.
The "al het" in his collection, he
explains, is not intended to dis-
or by teaching him a trade, or by- place the traditional one in the
helping him to set up his own business prayer book but "to confront each
so that he may earn an honest liveli- of us today with a catalogue of
hood and not be forced to the dreadful specific sins of communal com-
alternative of holding out. his hand
for charity." Is this the enlightened mission and omission in life to-
recommendation of a panel of experts
studying the social welfare scene? No,
this is, of course, the self-help pro- 3 Egyptians Desert,
gram devised in the -twelfth century
Urge Others Follow.
"There is nothing new under the sun,"
concluded Solomon. And he came to among "a number" of soldiers in
this conclusion three thousand years the United Arab Republic who de-
The cornerstone laying for In-
serted across the Suez Canal in the dependence Hall, (above) a down-
But is there nothing new in the oven? last two months were interviewed ' town apartment house for senior
Or in • the stove? Sardanapolus, King in Arabic over the state radio this citiens sponsored by the Young
of Assyria 2,600 years ago, virtually week. They called on other Egyp- Israel Council of Detroit, will be
invented cooking contests. To encour- tian soldiers to desert.
held 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at the build-
age creativrty in the kitchen, he offered
Their superior officers were
1,000 goldpieces to anyone who in- charged with cruelty. The men ing site, Chene Ave. at Maple,
Elmwood Park. The entire com-
vented a new dish. Our home econo- also said the UAR had used
gas munity is invited to the ceremony,
mists, unfortunately, are not rewarded
quite so lavishly (although they are during the time its troops were postponed from an earlier date.
paid lots of compliments) when they fighting in Yemen and added that City and federal government of-
here was considerable Commu- ficials will be present.
come up with a new dish and they do
this all the time. Here's one that non- nist influence in the UAR.
Assyrian gourmets will applaud:
Israeli officials declined to say 1
how- many Arab soldiers have de- 50 Arab Convicts Go
' CHICKEN SPECTACULAR
with fresh mushrooms and white we
fected since the war.
1/4 cup Planters Oil
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion '
2 tablespoons minced green pepper
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped parsley:
51 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed
3 whole chicken breasts*
1/2 cup dry white wine
Cooked white and-wild rice
In skillet heat 2 tablespoons Planters Oil. O
Add mushrooms and .brown. Add onion
and green pepper and cook until tender.
Blend in bread crumbs, parsley, salt,
pepper, sage and thyme. Place about a
1 /4 cup stuffing mixture in center of each
prepared chicken breast. Roll up and
fasten with toothpicks or skewers. Heat
remaining 2 tablespoons Planters Oil in
skillet. Add chicken breasts and brown. a
Cover and cook over low heat
or until chicken is tender ; turn occa-
sionally. Add wine and heat. Remove
chicken to serving dish and pour wine
over. Serve with hot white and wild rice. a
Serves 6 superbly.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Three T. Rowan, wife of a former U. S.
Washington area country clubs ambassador to Finland and direc-
were sharply criticized by the for of the U. S. Information Agen-
Anti-Defamation League of , Baal cy, joined the Indian Spring Club
Brith for dropping out of an inter- here.
club women's tennis league after
a Negro woman joined another
Children do not "outgrow"
club in the league.
crossed' eyes. To prevent possible
Taken to task in a statement loss of sight, crossed eyes should
issued by Jason R. Silverman, di- be treated before the child reaches
rector of -the ADL's. D.C.-Maryland four years of age. counsels the
regional office, were the Chevy National Society for the Preven-
Chase, Columbia and Washington tion of Blindness.
golf and country clubs. "Social
discrimination, the most polite
form of . . . (discrimination), has
long been regarded by the ADL as
the most insidious and dangerous,"
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He noted that "a number of
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JERUSALEM — Fifty convicted
a Arab terrorists in Nablus jail have
.staged a hunger strike in protest
against conditions in the prison,
which is typical of Jordanian penal
The strikers are demanding
equal treatment with their fellow
a prisoners incarcerated in Israeli
jails where conditions, they
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learned, are far better.
The Israeli commissioner f o r
K a s h r u t h Supervision by
prisons had ordered several jails
prominent Orthodox Rabbi
in former Jordanian territory shut
Rabbi Ben Zion Rosenthal
down because they were "not fit
and two steady Mashgichim
for livestock", but, it was pointed
out, not all prisoners can be ac-
commodated to their liking. The
U. S. Gov't. Inspected
commissioner's office said that
a efforts were being made to im-
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