To Complete Tora in Age-Old Ritual
at Beth Abraham S ynagogue Sunday
A Tora scroll will be presented
congregation, will accept the scroll
in behalf of the congregation, and
Rabbi Israel I. Halpern will.dedi-
cate it and place it in the Holy
Ark for safekeeping. Menasche
Haar, secretary, is arrangements
Cantor Shabtai Ackerman and an
augmented special choir of men
and boys led by Israel Fuchs will
offer musical selections, with the
accompaniment of Eric Rosenow
at the piano. All students of the
Beth Abraham Hebrew School and
their teachers will head the exer-
cises in a procession into the sanc-
to Beth Abraham Synagogue at a
traditional ''Siyum Hasefer" cere-
mony (conclusion of the writing of
the Tora scroll) 2 p.m. Sunday in
the synagogue's main sanctuary.
Pr. Joseph A.orteif, administra-
tive director of Bnai Brith Hillel
Foundation at the University of
Michigan, where he also serves as
professor of linguistics, will deliver
an address at the exercises.
Dr. Reif is an author of a book
on basic Hebrew which was pub-
lished by the U.S. Department of
State during his instructorship in
the State Department's Foreign tuary.
Rev. Philip Hausman is the sofer
The new Tora scroll is being (scribe) who will perform the ac-
presented by Gordon Yaker, a tual writing.
member of the congregation.
Mrs. Jack Fishman, vice presi-
Biblical and talmudic scholars dent of Beth Abraham Sisterhood,
say that one of the most important and Mrs. Isadore Singer, a past
things a Jew must accomplish in president of sisterhood, are co-
his lifetime is the writing of his chairmen of the tea and buffet re-
own Tora: but realizing that this ception committee. A separate re-
may be physically impossible, they ception for the youth of the con-
hit upon a • very simple idea: let gregation will be hosted by a com-
every member of the congregation mittee of teen-age girls from the
have a hand in its writing. Thus, •outh
when a new scroll is written, a
number of paragraphs are omitted
at the end, to be filled in by a Susskind's Lecture
scribe, with a quill and special ' Rescheduled for April
ink. In the age-old tradition, this
Melvin Weisz, chairman of Bnai
will take place a few hours prior
to the March 23 ceremonies, in be- Moshe Town Hall Series, an-
that the David Susskind
half of those who have reserved
their letters. The new Tora then is lecture has been rescheduled for
"married" to the synagogue in a 8:15 p.m. April 30 in the main
ceremony that takes place und'er sanctuary.
New tickets will be distributed
the bridal "huppa" (canopy).
Henry Thurnin, president of the to all patrons, subscribers and in-
' dividual ticket holders of the orig-
inal Susskind lecture.
Additional tickets are available
by calling the congregation office,
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Readers of Yiddish are invited
to borrow from the case of Yid-
, dish books newly arranged and
labeled in the Oak Park Library.
The gift of a number of Oak Park
families, the books include an
encyclopedia, sets of poetry and
Sholem Aleichem, general fiction,
translations of world literature,
poetry, Jewish and American his-
tory and religious and social sci-
Morris Plafkin and Philip Rosen-
thal, Oak Park residents, clas-
sified and labeled the books to
make them more easily accessible
to readers and to help the library
staff administer the collection.
Readers may borrow the books
for a three-week period.
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PARIS '(JTA)—The chairman of
the Jewish Agency urged French
Jews Sunday to emigrate to Israel
and told them that absorption fa-
cilities have been greatly improved
in recent months. Aryeh L. Pincus,
who also' heads the Jewish Agen-
cy's immigration department,
spoke at a meeting of the France
Aliya Commission attended by 350
delegates ; from Zionist organiza-
tions whcise members have pledged
to settle, in Israel within three
into Israeli life was a knowledge
Reports disclosed that 4,200 per-
sons had immigrated to Israel
from France last year and 6.500
more have opened aliya files at the
Jewish Agency offices. ,
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French Jews Told: Learn Hebrew, Migrate to Israel
Dr. RICHARD D. BUDSON, son
of Mrs. Daniel Budson of Rue Ver-
sailles Dr., Oak Park, and the late
Dr. Budson, has been appointed
associate director of the Day Care
Center at McLean Hospital, affi-
WE DO OUR
liated with the Massachusetts
General Hospital. He also has
OWN 'COLOR !
been appointed coordinator of
planning for a halfway house, af-
filiated with McLean. An all-A stu-
dent at Mumford High School and
Pincus stressed . that the first
active member of Temple Israel
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Youth, Dr. Budson also was a step toward successful integration
clarinetist wtih the Jewish Center
Symphony. He is a graduate of
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED IN
Harvard and the 'University of
ISRAEL AND NOW AVAILABLE
Michigan Medical School (1962)
IN THE UNITED STATES FOR
THE FIRST TIME
and serves as instructor in psy-
chiatry at Harvard and lecturer
in psychiatry for the Jewish Fam-
ily and Children's Service in Bos-
LEONARD SABLE has been
named general manager of WJBK
• is $
Dr. Bernard Mandelbaum, presi-
dent of •the Jewish Theologic
Seminary of America, announc
the appointment of Dr.' DAVID
LIEBER to the Meyer and Fa ie
Rapaport Chair in the Philos hies
of Religion at the Semina . Dr.
Lieber holds the rank of a sociate
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BERNARD FITCH, Canadian
operatic tenor and former ntor
at Temple Emanuel, Yonkers,
N.Y., will officiate at the Passover
seder at Carillon Hotel, Miami
Beach, April 2.
Two of the most perceptive collections ever published dealirig
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with Jewish life in America, one in Hebrew and one in Eng-
lish, are being louded by critics.
The Ford Foundation has award-
ed a $60,000 grant to ALVIN
IN HEBREW OR ENGLISH
icy at Brandeis University's Flor-
ence Heller Graduate School for
Advanced Studies in Social Wel-
fare, to develop income mainten-
SCHAEFER AT SEVEN MILE ROAD
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Maj. Gen. YIT AK RABIN,
Israel's ambassa r to the United
States and the former chief of
staff of its armed forces, told a
mass rally in Rio de Janeiro Sun-
day that Israel's army would- not
withdraw from the occupied Arab
territories for "10, 20, 50 or even.
100 years without a real peace."
Rabin expressed optimism about
the talks between ,President' Nixon
and Israel's Foreign Minister Abba
Eban in Washington at which he
was present. Gen. Rabin also is
visiting Uruguay and Argentina.
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Israells ambassador to Italy,
AMIEL NAJAR, represented his
country at the inauguration of the
71st International Agricultural Fair
at Verona, an event attended by
Italian Prime Minister Mariano
Rumor and several members of his
cabinet. The Israeli stand proved
to be one of the major attractions
There is a sweetness in coming to asrael.
with displays of grapefruit, avoca-
It is the sweetness of coming home.
dos, strawberries, flowers, wine
For Jew and Christian, Israel is not just another place
and fruit juices.
"...Nit° "go". Israel is the root.
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It is not just a place to get "over with" or merely to
A new sales and service office,
"do". Israel is the root.
designated the Diplomat Branch
It is not a question of being "in" or "out".
It is a question of must.
Office, has been opened by Metro-
And then, suddenly, from out of nowhere, it's there:
politan Life Insurance Co. in
Israel! The Promised Land. The Land of the Book.
Southfield. JEROME N. ZAHS has
And people stand up in the plane. Yes, they do. And
been appointed manager of the
leave noseprints on the windows.
Some are people who have saved a lifetinth to come to
Yiddish Books on Loan
at Oak Park Library
Friday, March 21, 1969-21
at Detroit Meeting
Two top Israeli economists and
leaders of the private sector of
the Israel economy addressed a
special American-Israel Chamber
of Commerce and Industry, Inc.,
Detroit Chapter luncheon noon
Thursday here. They were Baruch
Ber, economic adviser of the
Manufacturers Association of Is-
rael, and Col. Peleg Tamir, direc-
tor general of the association.
Samuel Gallant, executive direc-
tor of the American-Israel Cham-
ber of Commerce, said the two are
making a special tour of the
United States in cooperation with
the chamber and the Israel Gov-
ernment Investment Authority.
People who come to lose themselves and people who
come to find themselves.
People who laugh and people who cry.
People who come to see, to walk, to touch, to feel. And
above all, to wonder.
But no people who sit there dry-eyed.
"Please, ladies and gentlemen, please return to your
s en. e
s . t Plea"
n o o
sea Bt u
does. Not right away. And we understand
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