By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright 1.940, JTA, Inc.)
Why is it forbidden to carry of the Sabbath has been disturbed.
To one who is ill, the visitor says,
things on the Sabbath?
The rabbis deduce this from the "It is the Sabbath, when one must
Biblical restriction which says, not cry out, and recovery will
"Let no man go out of his place soon come; and enjoy the Sabbath
on the Seventh Day" (Exodus rest in peace." To one who is in
16:29). This law, of course, ap- mourning, the visitor proclaims,
plies only to those things which "It is the Sabbath, when one must
would be carried in order to be not offer condolence to mourners,'
transported from place to place.
This would exclude items like
clothes and ornaments which are
worn instead of being carried.
By ELIAHU SALPETER
Generally speaking, what is pro-
(Copyright, 1969, JTA Inc.)
hibited is the carrying of an ob-
"Don't trust the French govern-
ject from one domain to another. ment too much," Gen. Charles de
For example, this refers to carry- Gaulle warned Israel Ambassador
ing an object from a private do- Yaakov Tzur. "Sooner or later
main to a public domain or vice they may let you down because of
versa, or carrying something over the oil interests in Arab countries."
a distance of four ells in a public
That was 12 years ago. The gen-1
domain, since each four ells in a eral was then in his self-imposed
public domain is considered a ter- retirement and the "French gov-
ritory in itself. Generally speak- ernment" he was referring to was,
ing, man is forbidden to change
of course, that which forged the
the status of an object (i.e., create
unwritten alliance between Israel
a new status for that object) on and France and which was re-
the Sabbath. This includes both a
by de Gaulle's own govern-
state of being (the change in ob- placed
ment. Many in Israel now wonder
ject from a state of being raw to whether it was a mere irony of
a state of being cooked) as well as fate that it was the general who,
a state of location. Doing such a not only let Israel down but tried
thing would, more or less, be like to stab her in the back, imposing
a creative and purposeful act,
an arms embargo June 5, the day
which is forbidden on the Sabbath. the Six-Day War started, or wheth-
it indicated the way the gener-
Why is it that upon visiting
al's mind — and moral values —
the sick or the mourners on the
Sabbath, one makes a special
The story came out recently,
declaration to them reminding
shortly after de Gaulle made a
them that it is the Sabbath?
Visiting the sick and the mourn- further twist with that knife which
he never pulled out of Israel's I
ers on the Sabbath is a commend-
able act. However, in doing this, back. The embargo on the 50 Mir- 1
the visitor must ever keep mind- age V jet fighter-bombers—already
ful of the spirit of the Sabbath. It paid for in cash by Israel—has
is on the Sabbath that man must never been lifted; and in the first
feel that he lacks nothing and is week of January a total embargo
in a state of complete well-being. was imposed, including all spare
The sick and the mourners must, parts and ammunition. Since most
therefore, contain their outward of Israel's Air Force still consists
feelings of anguish and despair of French planes and important
and make every attempt to present other military equipment is also
an air of peace and serenity. Those French-made, it may be assumed
who visit them on weekdays take that the general intended his new
note of what ails or grieves them blow to be even more harmful than
and offer a prayer that the ailment his original one.
In June 1967, at least a pretense
or grief be cured or consoled by
the Almighty himself. On the Sab- was made at impartiality: the em-
bath, the visitor must not bring bargo was against "all" parties
to public attention that the peace involved—of whom, of course, only
and consolation will soon come;
and enjoy the Sabbath in peace.'
Thus, the visitor performs a vir-
tuous deed by bringing comfort to
the sick and condolence to the be-
reaved without disturbing the
peace of the Sabbath, which, is of
paramount consideration on the
Mr. and Mrs. Leland
Honeymoon in New York
Permar- - 1. ME Peace Organization Formed
Formation of a nationwide or-
ganization of Americans for Per-
manent Peace in the Middle East
was announced by Nicholas J. Con-
stantine, attorney and business
executive of 33 N. LaSalle Street,
"Communist Russia is trying to
take over the Middle East," warn-
ed Constantine. "The Russian al-
liance with the Arabs presents a
serious threat to America. Israel,
Silvers-Rich Nuptia ls
Are Planned for June
by protecting her own interests,
is guarding America's interest."
He called on the United States
to support Israel "until the Arabs
agree to sit down with Israel and
work out a peace settlement."
"Any kind of an 'imposed'
peace won't necessarily last,"
Constantine noted. "As long as
You don't have to be Jewish to be
concerned about Israel and the Middle
You have to be an American and see
that Communist Russia is trying to
take over the whole area.
The Russians are trying to pull an-
other Cuba in the Middle East. They
are setting the stage for putting nu-
clear missiles in Egypt.
The Russian alliance with the Arabs
presents a serious threat to America.
Israel, by protecting her own interests,
is guarding America's interests.
We cannot let the Communists win
that part of the world. And Israel
won't let them!
Russians are sending men and giving
the Arabs planes, tanks, missiles and
munitions—GIVING not selling—more
MISS ELLEN SILVERS
than two billion dollars' worth of war
equipment and thousands of soldiers as
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Warshaw of "advisers."
Israel wants no American soldiers to
Marlow Ave., Oak Park, announce
defend her democracy. Israel wants to
the engagement of their daughter BUY the equipment she needs to pro-
herself until the Arabs agree to
Ellen Joyce Silvers to Merton Allen
sit down with Israel and work out a
Rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward peace settlement.
The United States must give Israel
Rich of Anna Rd., Southfield.
this encouragement. This small coun-
Miss Silvers is a graduate of the try is the ONLY democratic country in
Middle East. There, Israel is fac-
colege of education at Wayne State ing our
common enemy alone.
Write to your Congressman, your
University. Mr. Rich is a senior at
Senator. Fight communism in the Mid-
Wayne State University.
dle East before it spreads to the rest
A June wedding is planned.
of the world.
Tuesday as a result of the sit-in.
It reopened briefly when the
women gave in to the urging of
Christian and Moslem leaders.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
30—Friday, January 31, 1969
MRS. JOEL LELAND
Andrea Ellen Echenberg, daugh-
ter of Mrs. Jerome Blum of Sher-
brooke, Que., and the late Mr. Sid-
ney Echenberg, and Joe Erwin
Leland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Leland of W. Eight Mile Rd.,
Southfield, were united in marriage
recently at Temple Israel. Rabbi
M. Robert Syme officiated.
The bride wore a Victorian gown
of silk faille with satin finish. Eng-
lish net and Venice lace trimmed
the yoke neck, long sleeves and
hemline. She carried a Bible with
orchids and trailing Stephanotis.
COPIED It RESTORED
Drama to Honor
Light," over station WWJ.
Written by Joseph Mindel, the
program, "One Man," is part of a
Weddings, Bar Mitzvas
Super 8 Movies
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Mothproofing free. Wall-
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series, "Man in Protest."
Through Wallenberg's good
offices (and his generous issuing
of Swedish passports to endan-
gered Jews), countless Hungarian
Jews escaped the Nazi terror in
Budapest during the closing
months of World War H. In six
months, he is credited with hav-
ing saved 20,000 Hungarian Jews
from the death camps. He him-
self ultimately fell victim to the
invading Russian forces.
convoy of Jews already assembled
at a deportation center by the
timely acquisition of an official
Gestapo list of their names and a
rush job of passport issuance for
each name on that list.
Capital of Negev Hosts
Rehovot Experts in Series
REHOVOT—The seventh Beer-
sheba winter lecture series or-
ganized by the Weizmann institute
of Science in cooperation with the
local municipality, opened with a
talk by Prof. Ephraim Katchalski,
head of the Institute's biophysics
T h e university-level lectures,
which each winter are attended by
hundreds of people from Beershe-
ba and the surrounding agricultu-
ral settlements, will be devoted
this year to biology.
The new laboratories and offices
of Miles-Yeda, a rapidly develop-
ing science-based industry near
the Weizmann Institute in Reho-
vot, were dedicated Jan. 13 in the
presence of a distinguished gather-
ing of scientists, industrialists and
representatives of the parent com-
panies, Miles Laboratories, of the
U.S. and Israel's Yeda Research
and Development Co.
Linda Chankin of Toronto was
maid of honor. Bridesmaids were
Mrs. Charles Than, Mrs. Larry
Hauptman, Evelyn Rosner and
Linda Drazin. Karen Ross was
Burton Myron Leland was his
brother's best man. Ushers were
Nelson Zahler, Edward Gordon,
Marvin Weinstein, Howard Rose
and Charles Thau.
Following a New York honey-
moon, the couple will live in Chi-
Raoul Wallenberg, a University cago.
of Michigan alumnus who as a
Swedish diplomat saved countless
Jewish lives during World War II,
will be the subject of a radio drama
10:30 p.m. Feb. 9 on "Eternal
there is turbulence in the Mid- I
dle East, Russia will be there
as she is now with soldiers and
Among Wallenberg's more daring
missiles, threatening America's
exploits was the rescue of an entire
vital interests in that part of the
Constantine said Americans for
Permanent Peace in the Middle
East would sponsor a national ad-
vertising program to alert America
to the danger and to urge a letter
writing campaign to Senators and
Congressmen in support of Israel.
The first ad reads:
(Direct JTA Teletpye Wire
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — Twelve Arab
women have ended a hunger strike
and sit-in in the Church of the
Holy Sepulchre, which began last
Sunday as a protest against the
Israeli occupation and the deporta-
tion of West Bank Arabs to Jor-
The church was closed all day
DeGaulle Augury a nd Betrayal
Israel had French armaments.
Egypt, Syria and Iraq had Soviet
weapons, Jordan had British arms
and Lebanon was, in fact, a non-
belligerent. At that time the em-
bargo was, officially, "temporary"
and, except for the 50 Mirage-Vs,
did not actually involve materiel
already ordered and paid for, not
even other types of planes.
The immorality of the latest ac-
tion was underscored by the way
it was implemented. Contrary to
the elementary rules-of diplomatic
custom and courtesy, Israel was not
even informed of the imposition of
the total embargo. The orders
were sent from the Presidential
Palace directly to the customs au-
thorities, by - passing even the
French Foreign Ministry. The Is-
rael purchasing mission in Paris
learned about it when some ship-
ments were suddenly prevented
from leaving France by local cus-
toms officials. Only two days after
the story was discovered by the
Israel Radio's Paris correspon-
dent and broadcast in Jerusalem
(and picked up by the French
press) did the general's foreign
ministry deem it necessary to in-
form the Israel Embassy.
12 Arab Women End
Church Hunger Strike
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