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October 04, 1968 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-04

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Ilene Miller Engagedi
to Many Sheldon Metz

LETTER BOX

I

'Name of God Topic
of Scholars' Study
Editor, The Jewish News:


I wish to comment on your re-
view of "A Historical Analysis of
Two Contrasting Faiths" by Wil-
liam F. Albright regarding the
name of Yahveh which appeared
in The Jewish News on Sept. 13.
According to the Midrash, God
has 70 names corresponding to
His attributes, but the two most
used in the Bible are: Yahveh
and Elohim. Our Rabbis have been
aware of this dichotomy and have
given various explanations which
are not acceptable by modern
biblical criticism. Also the con-
MISS ARLENE MILLER
tention that Yahveh is the inef-
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Miller of fable name, and Elohim a general
Fuller Ave. announce the engage- name of the deity, has been re-
ment of their daughter Arlene to jected by most scholars. In t h e
Sheldon Metz, son of Mr. Nathan stories of Creation, birth of Cain
Metz of Biarritz Circle, Oak Park, and Abel, expulsion of Adam and
Eve from the Garden of Eden,
and the late Mrs. Sara Metz.
birth of Seth and other stories,
A Jan. 5 wedding is planned.
only the name of Elohim has been
used. The Bible tells us (Gen. 4:26)
that only after the birth of Seth,
"Then began men to call upon
the name of Yahveh."
In the Book of Exodus (6:3) we
read that God said to Moses . .
"and I appeared unto Abraham,
IVAN S. BLOCH CHAPTER wil Isaac and Jacob by the name of
meet 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the El Shadai, but by name Yahveh
Workman's Circle Center. Petite was I not known to them."
luncheon will be served. A floral
Before Moses went to Pharaoh,
arrangements demonstration is
he inquired of God to reveal to
planned.
him His name, whereupon God
a 1
said: "I am that I am" (Ex.
LOUIS BRANDEIS CHAPTER is
3:14), and Pharaoh's answer to
celebrating Sukkot with a musical
Moses was "I knew not Yahveh
program 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
(Ex. 5:3).
Workmen's Circle Center. A review
Is it conceivable that neither
of triennial convention will be pre- Moses nor Pharaoh knew the name
sented. Guests are invited.
of Yahveh?
After painstaking search in the
Tucker Lodge will meet at 9
Bible, German. and French schol-
p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Park
ars have come to the conclusion
Community Cen-
that in ancient times there had
ter. Frank
existed among the children of Is-
Kelley, attorney
rael several recensions or codes
general of Michi-
in which the development of the
gan, will be guest
Jewish people into a nation had
speaker. The pub-
been explained; one code had ex-
lic is invite d. ,
isted in the southern part of Ca-
There is no ad-
naan attributed to Yahveh and the
mission charge.
other in the northern part (Ephrai-
Refresh-
mite tribe) attributed to Elohim,
ments will be :-
They were two distinct codes and
served. For res-;
differed in style, content, gram-
ervations, c a 11
44
=011ee
mar, etc. At a later date, these
Harvey Olson,
two codes have been redated and
358-4669; Joseph
merged into one code. Thus, we've
Kash, 547-8542, or
passages that begin with "And
Fred Ape I, 541-
"Yahveh said", or "And Elohim
Kelley
0868.
said" or "And Yahveh Elohim
said."
In the 19th Century, this theory
Bnai Brith Women Plan
has been warmly supported by
Membership Drive Lunch scholars
throughout the world, but
The 25 chapters of Bnai Brith now the whole structure of this
Women's Council will begin their theory is "shaky." Prof. Karsuto
annual membership campaign with of the Hebrew University has dis-
a petite luncheon noon Wednesday proved it by a careful, scientific
at the home of Mrs. Andrew Berg- approach and has offered other
er, council vice president a n d explanations for the use of the
membership acquisition chairman, ineffable Tetragrammaton name.
18220 Murray Hill.
But Dr. Ezekiel Kaufman had ac-
Mrs. Alfred Lakin, national mem- cepted the so-called Welthausen
bership chairman, and Mrs. Sidney theory of the 18th and 19th cen-
Eidelman, District 6 membership turies as a basis for his monu-
chairman , will be present, and mental "Toldot Hauman Halsrael-
Mrs.
Gordon
president it"—History of the Israelite Nation.
of
Bnai
Brith Fruitman,
Women's Council,
AARON A. KUTNICK
will bring greetings.

ca nai

Activities

Gen. Itzhak Rabin to Address 1Diriner at Shaarey Zedek;
Event on Oct. 31 t o Honor Cantors' 'Dean', Sonenklar

Gen. Itzhak Rabin, Israel am-
bassador to the United States and
chief of staff of the Israel Defense
Forces in the Six-Day War, will be
theguest speaker at the "Bond

For reservations to the dinner.
with Israel Dinner," Oct. 31, at
Cong. Shaarey Zedek. The dinner is call the Israel Bond office, DI
aimed as a community-wide trib- 1-5707.
ute to Gen. Rabin and is spon-
sored by Shaarey Zedek and the THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Detroit Israel Bond Committee.
Friday, October 4, 1968-25
Cantor Jacob II. Sonenklar will
honored
at
this
dinner
for
be
four decades of service, and as
the dean of cantors in Detroit.
Now Booking - - -
Hyman Safran, president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, will
be chairman of the affair. Louis
Berry, past president of Shaarey
Zedek, and Robert Brody, chair-
and His Orchestra
man of the Israel Bond Commit-
Good Music
tee, are co-chairmen. The entire
for All Occasions
Detroit Jewish community is in-
vited to pay tribute to Gen. Rabin
LI 4-9278
and to honor Cantor Sonenklar.

BY POPULAR DEMAND I

ED BURG

Juliet

Suburbans

GEN. ITZHAIL RABIN

Pernick Sworn In;
Sign Language Helps
Parents Enjoy Rite

When Judge Joseph Pernick took
the oath of office as Wayne County
Probate Court judge Tuesday, - his
parents, who are deaf, "heard" ev-
ery word, thanks to a pair of inter- -
preters.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pernick
taught their son to use sign lan- •
guage before he learned to talk.•
Tuesday, their son did his parents
proud. The former common pleas
court judge will fill a vacancy on
the probate court, having been ap-
pointed by Gov. Romney.
At the ceremony, the University
of Michigan Audiology Department
presented Judge Pernick with a
community services award.

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Mechanical Trades
Wins '68 USG Cup

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Bnai Brith Foundat ion Sends 30 Tons
of Materials, Food, Drugs to Biafra

NEW YORK — A Bnai Brith
Foundation relief plane carrying
30 tons of drugs, condensed food
and clothing to Biafra left Sunday
from Kennedy Airport
The humanitarian mission, ac-
cording to Eugene L. Sugarman,
treasurer of the Jewish service
organization, is "symbolic of the
meaning of the Jewish High Holy
Days."
The cartons and cases of mer-
chandise, w or t h $250,000 and
g a t h ered by the Anti-Defama-
tion League of Bnai Brith at an
airport warehouse, were contrib-
uted by 17 firms.
The charter flight, coordinated

by Frederick Gash, an officer of
ADL, flew to Sao Tome, the Por-
tuguese island off the coast of
Biafra which has become the cen-
ter of an international relief move-
ment. The cost of the flight —
$40,000 — will be paid•for by the
Bnai Brith Foundation.
Abie Nathan, the Israeli free-
dom pilot, accompanied the ship-
ment and oversaw its trans-
ference to Catholic and Protestant-
run air shuttles to Biafra to use
in hospitals of the Catholic and
Protestant medical missions.

Alfred L. Deutsch (left) chair-
man of the 1968 Allied Jewish
Campaign - Israel Emergency
Fund, awards the traditional
loving cup to Kaye G. Frank,
chairman of mechanical trades
division for the highest percent.
age increase and pledge of the
1968 campaign, at the Detroit
Service Group 19th annual stag
day at Franklin Hills Country
Club.

Rabbi Israel Halpern
to Teach 'Jewish Life' at
New Free University

Rabbi Israel I. Halpern of Cong.
Beth Abraham will teach a course
in the Jewish Way of Life in the
unique new Free University, which
opened classes Thursday at the
University of Detroit.
The Free University program
offers 32 noncredit courses taught
by experts in each particular field
working without pay. The teaching
staff includes members of the U. of
D. faculty, undergraduate students
expert in a particular field and
professionals.
With no entrance requirements,
Wherever there is a human being the program is free to all interested
there is a chance for a kindness. persons, regardless of age or back-
—Seneca. ground.

Charge It!

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