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December 26, 1969 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-26

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, December 26, 1969 25

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Sayings of Baal Shem-Tov (Besht),
Founder of Hasidic Movement

Think not that you are superior
to your fellowman in your devo-
tion. If he is not endowed with as
fine an intellect as yours, he is
equal to you when he serves God
to the best of his ability. A worm
may be as important as you in the
eyes of the Creator, since it serves
Him with all the strength granted
it.
. Brood not upon your sin, for this
leads to melancholy and prevents
sincere service to God.
Express contrition in your heart
for your wrongdoing; resolve not
to repeat it, and serve God with
joy. Make no respqnse to one who
ridicules your devotions. If he re-
torts in anger, your devotions will
thus lead to quarrelsomenes and
thereby become worthless.
Accustom yourself to keep con-
stantly in mind the knowledge that
whatever gives you pleasure de-
rives its ability to please from God.
Every pleasure will then become
an act of praise to the Lord for
endowning everything with His
Spirit.
When a man squeezes wine
grapes into a vessel, he must first
use a sieve with large holes to
strain it; later he uses a cheese-
cloth. But no matter how many
times he will strain it, some sedi-
ment will still remain. It is the
same with the Zaddik. He must rid
himself of his evil inclinations and
continue to do so his entire life.
But there are always a few dregs
left over.
* * *
A man of piety complained to
the Besht, saying: "I have labored
hard and long in the service of the
Lord, and yet I have received no
improvement. I am still an ordi-
nary and ignorant person."
The Besht answered: "You have
gained the realization that you are
ordinary and ignorant, and this in
itself is a worthy acomplishment."
* * *

The chief joy of the Satan is
when he succeeds in persuading a
man that an evil deed is a Mitzva
For when a man is weak and corn-

Educator Suggests
'Ethics Counselors'

The appointment of ethics coun-
selors in Jewish schools to help
ease society's morality crisis has
been urged by Dr. Zalman F. Ury,
head conslutant, Bureau of Jewish
Education of the Jewish Federa-
tion—Council of Greater Los An-
geles.
Dr. Ury's views are presented in
"The Musar (Jewish ethics) Move-
ment," a monograph published by
Yeshiva University, New York
Ctiy. The work was issued as part
of the university's "Studies in
Torah Judaism," edited by Dr.
Leon D. Stitskin.
"The current crisis in morality
in our society and the complex
international situation seem to
warrant special efforts in the
area of character education,"
Dr. Ury said. "Jewish schools,
elementary and secondary, must
begin attaching more importance
to character education. To this
end, supervisory (masgiah)-type
ethisc counseloors should be ap-
pointed."

According to Dr. Ury, spiritual
leader of Young Israel of Beverly
Hills, the counselor would conduct
the school's moral guidance pro-
gram, directing discussions and
debates on ethical issues, serving
as a "moral guide and mentor" to
individual students and leading
group-analysis sessions.
Dr. Ury's work, concentrating on
the educational implications of the
Musar Movement, analyzes the
doctrines of Rabbi Israel Salanter
(1810-1883), founder of the move-
ment, and his successors, Rabbi
Moses Isaac, Rabbi Joseph Hur-
witz and Rabbi Nathan Z. Finkel.

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Angela Ox ad's Troth
Told at Cocktail Party

WALTHAM, Mass.—A new law the school.
school to train government policy-

makers instead of practicing lawy-
ers is planned by Brandeis Univer-
sity, which announced the school
also would discard much of the
traditional law school curriculum.
It would he the first school of

mits and offense, knowing it be a
sin, he is likely to repent of it. But
when he believes it to be a good
deed, does it stand to reason that
he will repent of performing a

its kind in the country. A pledge
of $2,0'75,000 already has been

Mitzva?

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Jew-
ish Agency held a reception for
more than 100 recent immigrants
from the Alsatian city of Strass-

TORONTO (JTA) — The Cana-
dian Jewish Congress cabled a
proposal to Premier Golda Meir
Wednesday to convene a world
conference of Jewish leadership
to demonstrate solidarity with Is-
rael in the worsening Middle East
situation.
The cable was sent by Monroe
Abbey, president of the CJC, and
Saul Hayes, executive vice presi-
dent.
A similar proposal for a Jewish
leadership conference was made
in Buenos Airs by the DAIA, cen-
tral reperesentative body of Ar-
gentine Jewry, the Association of
Argentine Jewish Communities and
the Argentine Zionist Federation.

David Rottenberg Elected
Toronto 'Deputy Mayor'

TORONTO — Alderman David
Rottenberg was elected by the new
city council to the powerful execu-
tive committee, along with three
other new aldermen considered re-
formers. Rotenberg then went on
to win the post of acting head of
council and vice chairman of the
executive committee.
The move makes Rotenberg, in
effect, deputy mayor of the city
and places him in a good position
to run for mayor in the next elec-
tion.
Rotenberg's wife Mattie, a form-
er Detroiter, is sister of Detroit
attorney David S. Levi.

The DETROIT ASSOCIATION
for the EDUCATION of YOUNG
CHILDREN -will honor Fern Rot-
ten, one of its earliest members,
at the next meeting, 7:30 p.m. Jan.
13 at University-Liggett School,
Grosse Pointe. Dr. Norma Law of
Wayne State University will speak
on "Evaluating Children's Prog-
ress."

The MEADOW BROOK THEA-
TER'S fourth production of the

season, "Iledda Gabler," is now in
rehearsal for a Jan. 15 opening at
Oakland University.

500 GIRLS'
WINTER
COATS

MISS ANGELA OZAD

At a recent cocktail party, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Ozad of Victoria
Ave., Windsor, announced the en-
gagement of their daughter Angela ht
to Joel Kaye, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Kaye of Elmont, L.I.
Miss Ozad received her bache-
lors degree from Michigan State
University, where she was affili-
ated with Phi Beta Kappa Honor-
ary Society. Mr. Kaye graduated
from Michigan State where he was
a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fra-
ternity. He attends New York Uni-
versity College of Dentistry.
A March 15 wedding date has
been set.

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Home Gets Accreditation

THE HAGUE (JTA)—The Neth-
erlands government was reported
Dec. 18 to be considering a request
by the government of Libya to
place in its custody a teen-age
Jordanian youth who threw a hand
grenade into the Israeli Embassy
here last September. The boy,
Tasir El-Attar, was sentenced to
three months in jail by a juvenile
court. The state prosecutor has
protested the sentence as too leni-
ent and his appeal is pending.
Libya said that if the youth is
turned over, it would assume re-
sponsibility for him and provide
him with an education in a Libyan
schooL

A man of settled views, whose
thoughts are few and hardened
like his bones, is truly mortal, and
his only resource is to say his
prayers. —Henry David Thoreau.







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Fete Strassbourg Emigres

Yeshayahu Haran, deputy direc-
tor of the organization and infor-
mation department, said that city
has had an exceptional aliya rec-
ord. Its first immigrants to Israel
came from the ranks of the leaders
of the local Jewish community.
This year, Rabbi A v r a ham
Deutsch, the chief rabbi of Eastern
France, settled in Jerusalem.
Other newcomers from Strassbourg
are Prof. Andre Neher, Prof. The-
odor Dreyfuss and Dr. Louis La-
zar, who now teach at Israeli uni-
versities.

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