24—Friday, December 6, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Weekly Q 'Hz
By RABBI SAMUEL
(Copyright 1968, JTA Inc.)
Why is it traditionally required
to cover the face of the dead im-
mediately after death?
=Tom in Space Age' Topic of Research
Scientist at Adas Shalom Tuesday
Dr. Velvl Greene, associate pro-
fessor of public health and micro-
biology at the University of Minne-
sota, will speak at the Adas Shalom
Adult Study Insti-,
tute 9 p.m. Tues-
day in the social
hall. His topic will
be "The Tora in
the Space Age —
and His Religion."
This will be th
third lecture in Dr. Greene
a series on "Living in Times of
Dr. Greene has lectured in more
than 33 states, in Canada and in
Europe. He is currently engaged
in research with the National Aero-
nautics and Space Administration's
planetary quarantine program. In
1963, he was chosen as a member
of the National Academy of Sci-
ences delegation to the Internation-
Jewish community and is a board
member of the College and Univer.
sity Council of the Lubavitch Youth
The community is welcome to
attend this and any other lectures
in the series. The institute is under
Some explain that this is done
because it is forbidden to look at
the face of a dead person. For one
the chairmanship of Dr. Paul Pen-
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Wine will thing it is considered disrespectful
sler. Mel Foster serves as co-chair-
since it is considered embarrass-
speak on "The New York Schools and the Jewish Establishment."
man. For registration information,
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Hertz will speak ing to the dead. For another thing,
the synagogue office, UN 4-
on "The Generation Gap and the Revolt of Youth." William Berne the countenance of man is an im-
Miller, Bar Mitzva. Saturday services 11:15 a.m. Rabbi Hertz will
speak on "Teachings of the Midrash: How Jacob Became Israel." alive, the image is supposed to
command respect and communi-
Though it be false and mischiev-
Robert Paul Geller, Bar Mitzva.
cate ideas. When a man dies, the
ous to speak of hereditary vice, it
CONG. BETH ACHIM: In-town services 4:45 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. image leaves him and thus, his
most true and wise to observe
Saturday. , Rabbi Gorrelick will speak on "The Importance of Little visage is covered to indicate that
the mysterious fact of hereditary
Things." Steven Hoffer, Bar Mitzva. Suburban services 9 a.m. Sat- the image is no more to be seen in
urday. Rabbi Arm will speak on "Maturing Through Adversity." the physical sense. Others explain
Brian Victor Weller, Bar Mitzva.
that there was a practical reason
THE NEW TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad will for covering the face of the dead.
THE EYES DECEIVE
speak on "A Critique of Institutionalized Reform Judaism."
It seems that originally only the
'Tis easy to accept a King
in royal attire
faces of the poor were covered
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM:
But faith in one in simple dress
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Confrontation of Yak- since they were drawn and discol-
the true from the
ored from lack of nutrition. The
kov and Essau."
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL: Services 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. family, therefore, felt ashamed to al Space S;,mposium in Warsaw.
have others see their beloved in
He is a leader in the Minneapolis
Rabbi Kranz will speak on "To Have a Goal and Purpose."
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
speak on "Ideology—Revolution and Counter-Revolution." Arlene many other instances, the rabbis
Friedman and Gail Strosberg, Bnot Mitzva. Saturday services 9 a.m. were intent upon avoiding embar-
rassment for the poor, and so they
Steven Wallace, Bar Mitzva.
ordered the faces of all the dead to
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 4:43 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. be covered so that no one would
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Prayer—Appeasement and War."
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Syme will review
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Why does the Jewish tradition
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CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
hara) which consists of washing
Rabbi Braverman will speak on "The Antidote Against Assimilation."
the dead in a certain way?
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 4:45 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Sat-
urday. Rabbi Halpern will speak
batz) that the soul upon departing
Allen David Green and Richard Tolin, Bar Mitzva.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD: Services 4:45 p.m. today and from the body beholds the Divine
Presence. Washing the body is a
9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak
means of bringing purity to the
at all offices of
which is about to meet its
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum
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Mitzva. Saturday services 10 a.m. Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak on ing or immersing in water is like
going through a process of re-crea-
"Finding Favor." Amy B. Lezell, Bat Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB of Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
created in a condition of water as
Berkowitz will speak on "Being a Reform Jew."
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL of Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 7:30 the Bible relates in the Book of
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Minkowich will speak on "Periods in Jewish
encased in water. The Kabbalists
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 4:50 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Sat- regard death as another birth and,
thus, the body is washed with wa-
urday. Paul Alan Berman, Bar Mitzva.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:45 p.m. ter before burial. Death is like a
return to nature. The Almighty
Saturday. Robert Allen Olender, Bar Mitzva._
CONG. BETH HILLEL: Services 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. first brought about the existence of
in the midst of water, and
Michael Zeid, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 4:55 and 8:15 p.m. today. Lori and so the body which "goes back to
is purified by the use of
Trudy Gealer, Bat Mitzva. Saturday services 8:45 a.m. George
water before it goes back to its
Greenwald and Jeffrey Merritt Gaft, Bnai Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Bnai Moshe, Temple Beth Am, original natural source.
Downtown Synagogue, Beth Isaac of Trenton and Shomrey ..Emunah.
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IN TIME FOR CHANUKAH
S0,11y , WEEK
to Speak on Buber
at Temple Beth El
The second lecture in the 10th
annual Bargman Memorial Scholar
Series will be held 8:30 p.m. Sun.
day at Temple Beth El, following
Rabbi Alfred Gottshalk, dean of
the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion, Los Angeles,
will speak on "Martin Buber and
the Future of the Human Commu
Rabbi Gottshalk was ordained
with honors from the Hebrew Union
College and received his PhD from
the University of Southern Califor-
nia. He was the recipient of the
Bertha Guggenheim Fellowship for I
Research and a State Department
Spanish Jews to Dedicate
1st Synagogue Since 1942
MADRID (JTA) — Plans are
being made here for the Dec. 16
dedication of a new synagogue
—the first since the Jews were
expelled in 1492. It was designed
by a Spanish architect and is
rectangular in shape. The syna-
gogue's First stone was laid and
construction begun last March.
It will have room for 550 wor-
shipers. There are two syna-
gogues in Barcelona, one Ash-
kenazic and the other Sephardic.
Beth Achim Planning
Saturday Oneg Shabat
Cong. Beth Achim will hold its
first oneg Shabat as a merged con-
gregation 2:30 p.m. Saturday in
the Schaefer Rd. synagogue.
Rabbi Benjamin Gorrelick will
review Herbert Tarr's "Heaven
Help Us." Cantor Joseph Birnholtz
will solo and conduct a community
The invocation and benediction
will be given by the two sisterhood
presidents, Mrs. Joseph Medwed
and Mrs. Maurice Glazier.
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Dedicated Mt. Hermon
TEL AVIV (JTA)—The peak of
Mt. Hermon, 9,000 feet above sea-
level in occupied territory, is the
site of a new synagogue that was
dedicated by Gen. Shlomo Goren,
chief chaplain of Israel's armed
The synagogue will serve Israeli
soldiers stationed on the mountain-
top which is swathed in snow most
of the year. The soldiers have been
provided with special arctic uni-
forms to endure the peak's bitter
If you tell the truth, you don't
have to remember anything-
Pictured at a recent dinner meeting of the planning committee for the Luba-
vitch Chassidic Concert, which will take place on December 8th at the Commu-
nity Arts Auditorium of Wayne State University, are: standing from left Messrs.
Harold Platt; Isadore Starr; George Zalman; Nathan P. Rossen; Irwin I. Cohn,
general chairman; Louis E. Levi-tan, guest of honor; Max Sosin; Harry E. Citrin;
Harry Schumer; Isaac Litwak; Charles E. Feinberg; seated Miss Rose Lewis;
Mesdames Lewis E. Levitan; Nathan P. Rossen ;Rachel Kurtzman ;Norma Hudosh;
Robert Ruch; Charles E. Feinberg; Isadore Starr; Harry Citrin and Isaac Litwak.