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November 01, 1968 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-01

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Nbveriibii 1, 1968-31
M.B. Lewis Honored at Siyum HaSefer Rabbis Strike Out THE
An impressive ceremony, mark- selections as the tora, accom- in Efforts to Alter
Dr. Samuel Sandmel, Authority
ing the completion of a Sefer Tora panied by two sefarim of Ahavas
to be presented to the new Netzah Achim, was brought into the sanc- Yom Kippur Game on 'Sew Testament, to Speak
Israel Synagogue in Ashkelon, tuary under a hupa.

Israel, took place
Sunday afternoon
at Ahavas Ac-
h i m synagogue
on Schaefer Hwy.
The presenta-
tion is in honor
of Morris B e n
Lewis' birthday.
The Siyum Ha-
Sefer was ar-
ranged by Lewis'
sisters, Rose Lewis
Lewis and Norma Hudosh, and a
sizable audience participated.
A score of prominent Detroiters
were called to complete concluding
letters of the Sefer Tora.
Rabbi Milton Arm officiated at
the ceremony. Cantor Simon Ber-
manis sang appropriate liturgical

Participants in the Siyum Tora
included Rabbi Benjamin Gorre-
lick, Judge Ira Kaufman, who ac-
cepted the tora from the honoree
in behalf of Israel, and Joshua
Se 1m a n, former Detroiter of
Ashkelon who was among the
founders of the Conservative
Netzah Israel congregation.
Lewis, in his presentation, spoke
for the entire Lewis family whose
participation in the event highlight-
ed the proceedings.
The gathering Sunday included
many of the local rabbis, more
than 200 of the honoree's friends
and his entire family.
Rose Lewis will take the
Sefer Tora to Israel soon to make
the presentation to the Ashkelon

Bnai Moshe School of Adult Study
to Begin With Talk by Seminary Prexy

Dr. Bernard Mandelbaum, presi-
dent of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America, will open
this year's Bnai
Moshe School of
Adult Study 8:15
p.m. Nov. 12.
Dr. Eric Billes
and past syna-
gogue president
Norbert Rein-;
stein announced-
that Dr. Mandel-
baum will discuss
whether pie ty
and virtue neces-
sarily go hand in
hand among the
Jews of today.
public is invited
at no charge. Dr. Mandelbaum
Dr. Mandelbaum, seminary presi-
dent since 1966, has published
many articles and interpretative
essays. He is the recipient of sev-
eral awards.
The Bnai Moshe School of Adult
Study, whose theme this year is
"Judaism — Basis for Stability in
Troubled Times," will continue on
successive Tuesday evenings. It
offers courses in beginners He-
brew, taught by Mark Eichner;
intermediate conversational He-
brew, taught by Hannan Weizman;
liturgy and prayer, by Cantor
Louis Klein- "Rebelliousness and
Social Protests from Ancient Times
to Now," by Dr. Benjamin Yapko;
and the Bible taught by Morris
Nobel. Seymour Kaplan will dis-
cuss Jewish personalities who have
changed the course of history. "Ex-

Izvestia Hits U.S. on Jets

two leading Soviet newspapers, Iz-
vestia and Pravda have attacked I
the United States decision to nego-
tiate with Israel the sale of super-
sonic F-4 Phantom jets.

plosive Issues Affecting the Jew"
is a lecture series by Rabbi Moses
Lehrman and guest speakers.

Rabbi Lelyveld
to Open Beth El
Series on Nov. 8

The first dinner and lecture in
the 10th Annual Bargman Memo-
rial Scholar Series will be held at
Temple Beth El Nov. 8, with Sab-
bath dinner at 7, worship service
and lecture at 8:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Rabbi
Arthur J. Lelyveld of the Fair-
mount Temple in Cleveland, who
will lecture on "A Jewish Response
on the God-Is-Dead Thinkers."
A native of New York, Rabbi
Lelyveld is a graduate from Col-
umbia University and was ordain-
ed a rabbi at Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Institute of Religion, from
where he holds a doctor of
divinity degree. For 10 years he
was national director of the Bnai
Brith Hillel Foundation and served
as executive director of the Com-
mittee on Unity for Palestine and
as executive vice-chairman of the
American-Israel Cultural Founda-
tion. In 1964 The Cleveland com-
munity honored Dr. Lelyveld's
service to Zionism and to the Jew-
ish National Fund by creating the
Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld Forest
in Israel. He is a receipent of an
award "for distinguished service
to the NAACP and the cause of
Rabbi Lelyveld went to Missis-
sippi during the summer of 1964
as part of a team of Cleveland
clergy for a week of services as a
minister-counselor to the Council
of Federated Organizations under
auspices of the National Council of
Churches, commission on race and
religion. He serves on the National
Advisory Council of CORE.


(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK—Baseball Commis-
sioner Gen. William Eckert has in-
formed the executive vice presi-
dent of the New York Board of
Rabbis that "scheduling difficul-
ties" and other factors made it
impossible to change traditional
period of the World Series games
so that they do not conflict with
the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
Gen. Eckert conceded, in a letter
to Rabbi Harold Gordon, that the
problem was one of many years'
standing and had been given a
great deal of consideration.
Rabbi Gordon brought the matter
up in a letter to the commissioner
Oct. 3 which noted that the open-
ing game of the 1968 World Series
coincided with Yom Kippur when
millions of American Jews were
prevented from witnessing the
game, listening on radio, Watching
television or reading about it in
the early afternoon newspapers.
In a telephone interview with
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
he termed Commissioner Eck-
ert's reply "unsatisfactory" and
said he planned to pursue the
matter further. Rabbi Gordon
stressed that he regarded the
problem of relatively minor im-
portance compared to other
issues facing the Jewish com-
He added, however, that he had
brought it up because a situation
that deprives of millions of Ameri-
can Jews from enjoying a major
national sport was not consistent
with fair play. He said he intended
to raise the matter with the presi-
dents of the Major League ball
clubs "long before the next season

Dr. Samuel Sandmel, a leading
authority on the New Testament
and its relationship to Judaism,
will be the next speaker in the
Temple Isr a el r-
lecture series r'
8:30 p.m. Monday
in the temple.
Professor o f
Bible and Hellen-
istic literature at
the Hebrew
Union College-
Jewish Institute
of Religion in
Cincinnati, D r .
Sandmel will
speak on "Juda-
ism and Chris- Dr. Sandmel
tianity: Their Common Ground and
Dr. Sandmel is the second of five
lecturers who are being brought
to the temple this season by the
adult education committee under
the chairmanship of Leo Saltz.
Classes began last Monday eve-
ning. The lectures and classes are
open to all for a nominal fee.
Dr. Sandmel received his PhD
from Yale and was ordained a
rabbi at Hebrew Union College in
1927. He served as provost at the
college for nine years beginning in
1957. This year, Dr. Sandmel is on
sabbatical leave and is serving as

principal of the Leo Baeck College
in London.
A major author in the field of
biblical literature, his books in-
clude a "Jewish Understanding of
the New Testament," "The Hebrew
Scriptures: an Introduction to
Their Literature and Religious
Ideas," and "Herod: Profile of a

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CHICAGO (JTA)—The College of
Studies has received $200,-
000 in gifts for endowed professor-
ships, Dr. David Weinstein, presi-
dent, announced. Three professor-
ships have been established with
the gifts. Income from the new
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the salaries of the holders of the
The Samuel N. Katzin Professor-
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000 from Dr. Katzin, vice-chairman
of the college board and immediate
past chairman, Dr. Weinstein said.
The Milton D. Ratner Professor-
ship of Hebrew Literature was
established by a gift of $50,000
from Dr. Ratner, the new chair-
man of the college. The Benja-
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created through a $50,000 gift from
Mr. and Mrs. Sager. Sager is a
member of the college board.

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