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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-04

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
46—Friday, September 4, 1970

Israel's Shofar Blasts
Friday Afternoons

By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX

(Copyright 1970, JTA, Inc )

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It is customary in some places
in Israel to sound the shofar on
Friday afternoon.
In the days of the talmudic era
the shofar was blown six times
late Friday afternoon to announce
publicly that the Sabbath was
about to arrive. (Yerushalmi, Shah-
bos, Chapter 15). They actually
blew the shofar six times. The
first was a signal for the farmers
in the outlying districts. The sec-
ond was a signal for the shops
and stores in the cities. The third
was a reminder to all people to
have everything ready for the Sab-
bath. The last three notes of the
shofar were blown together to an-
nounce that the Sabbath was
actually started. In the days of the
Temple in Jerusalem, there were
additional notes of the shofar
blown instructing the people to
lay aside their labors and to an-
nounce the departure of the week-
day. A 14th Century rabbinical
authority reports that the six
blasts of the shofar were sounded
in European communities on Fri-
day afternoons for the same pur-
pose. This tradition was reinstitut-
ed in Tel Aviv. It is to be noted
that announcements of public con-
cern were usually proclaimed by
blowing the shofar in olden times.
In the Bible and the Talmud, com-
menting on the Bible, the shofar
was used on every important his-
toric occasion such as the revela-
tion of the Torah at Mt. Sinai and
the conquest of Jericho, etc. Using
the shofar to announce the Sabbath
thus ties together the Sabbath with
the historic events with the people
of Israel. It also declares every
Sabbath'to be an event of historical
importance in the life of the Jew.

Use of Salt on Fridays
Some people refrain from using
salt on the Friday night meal.
Those who practice this custom
claim that salt, especially in the
days of the Temple, somehow sym-
bolized a means of protection from
suffering and evil. On the Sabbath,
it was felt that special protection
was afforded to every Jew to pro-
tect him from evil. Thus the salt
became unnecessary. Its absence
from the table somehow indicated
the special confidence and deep
sense of satisfaction which the
Jew had on the Sabbath. Others
claim that salt was not used be-
cause garlic was used on Friday
night and thus the salt was un-
necessary since another spice was
used. This custom, however, was
not followed by many Jews who
still persist in using salt even on
Friday night, just as they do for
every meal during the week.

Rebecca Miller Lesser,
Hebrew Scholar, Member
of Jewish Organizations

Rebecca Miller Lesser, a Hebraic
scholar and member of several
community organizations, died Sun-
day at the Jewish Home for Aged,
where she was a resident. She was
89.
Mrs. Lesser, who was born in
Russia, lived in the United States
65 years and in the Detroit area
50 years. She was a membe,- of
Turover Society and its ladies'
auxiliary, Hebrew Benevolent So-
ciety and Yeshivath Beth Yehud-
ah. She also was a contributor to
the Hebron Yeshiva in Israel.
Mother of the late Dr. Jack L.
Miller, she leaves two sons, Dr.
Samuel L. Miller of Eureka, Calif.,
and Maurice Miller; three daugh-
ters, Mrs. Charles (Bess) Green-
berg of Los Angeles, Mrs. Samuel
W. (Lois) Leib and Mrs. Alfred
(Ann) Mitteldorf; 15 grandchildren
and 13 great-grandchildren.

Volunteering to work each fall
in the Torch Drive residential
campaigns are 4,000 women who
serve as chairmen and 50,000 door-
bell ringers.

Monument
Unveilings

Unveiling announcements may be In
serted by mail or by calling The Jewish
News office, 17515 W. 9 Mile Rd.. Suite
865, Southfield, Slick. 48075. Written an.
nouncements must be accompanied by
the name and address of the person
making the insertion. There is a stand.
Mg charge of 54.00 for an unveiling
notice, measuring an inch In depth,
and 57.50 for one two Inches deep with
a black border.

The family of the late Libby
Blitzer announces the unveling of
a monument in her memory 10 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6, at Beth Abraham
Cemetery. Rabbi Stollman of
Windsor will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to attend.

The family of the late Lena
Rosner announces the unveiling of
a mounment in her memory 10:30
a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Beth
Abraham Cemetery. Rabbi I. Hal-
pern will officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to attend.

The family • of the late Rose
Stoorman announces the unveiling
of monument in her memory 12
noon Sunday, Sept. 13 at Beth El
Memorial Park. Rabbi Syme will
officiate. Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.
• • •
The family of the late Morris
Weberman announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his memory
11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at
Chesed shel Emes Cemetery.
Rabbi Arm will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to attend.

The family of the late Hattie
Levine announces the unveiling of
a monument in her memory 12
noon Sunday, Sept. 13 at Mach-
pelah Cemetery. Rabbi Donin will
officate. Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

Julius Goldstein,
Prominent Lawyer
NEW YORK—Julius L. Gold-


stein, New York civil rights lawyer
and activist against Nazi sup-
porters died Monday at age 66.
In the courtroom, Mr. Goldstein
brought about the deportation or
imprisonment of a number of pro-
Nazi propagandists. He was execu-
tive committee chairman of the
Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League,
headed by the late Samuel Unter-
myer, from 1938 to 1943, when he
became the league's general coun-
sel, a position he held at his death.
He also played a role in the
successful prosecution of Ku
Klux Klan leaders in Georgia.
Several of Mr. Goldstein's cases
attracted national attention. His
defense of a criminal libel com-
plaint, growing out of publications
distributed at the United Nations
during the .1947 debate on the par-
tition of Palestine, led to disclosure
of sensational details concerning
financial and political activities of
pro-Arab groups in the United
States. The complaint against Mr.
Goldstein's clients was dismissed.
Many recognitions came to him
as a specialist in procedural law.
An active member and officer of
the Free Sons of Israel, he was
president for many years of its
largest unit.

Justice Albert Schanzer,
Early Zionist Leader

NEW YORK —Former Special
Sessions Court Justice Albert D.
Schanzer, an early Zionist leader
here, died Aug. 27 at age 80.
Mr. Schanzer, who retired from
the court in 1961, served as a city
magistrate, assemblyman, city
councilman and Brooklyn borough
secretary. A native of Hungary,
Mr. Schanzer earned his law de-
gree by attending night classes
at New York University.
Long a leader in welfare and
Jewish community activities, he
also was a founder of the Brook-
lyn Region of the Zionist Organi-
zation of America, an honorary
chairman of the Jewish National
Fund and a leader in the Brook-
lyn division of the United Jewish
Appeal.

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MARILYN
BONNIE
GOLDBERG

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 6. at Clover
Hill Memorial Park. Rabbi
Groner will officiate. Re-
latives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

IDA GORDON

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 12 noon Sunday,
Sept. 6 at Chesed shel
Emes Cemetery. Rabbi
Levin will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

JACK ENGEL

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13 at Chesed shel
Emes Cemetery. Rabbi
Segal and Cantor Fenakel
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to
attend.

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 2 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13 at Beth Tefilo
Emanuel Cemetery. Rabbi
Gordon will officiate. Rel-
atives and friends are
asked to atend.

The Family of the Late

CLARA
MAX

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 12:30 p.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 13, at Beth
Tefilo Emanuel Cemetery.
Rabbi M. Halpern and
Cantor J. Sonenklar will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

The Family of the Late

HARRY
RAM IN ICK

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 1 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13, at Chesed shel
Emes Cemetery. Rabbi
Gauze will officiate. Rel-
atives and friends are
asked to attend.

NORMAN
ELLSTEIN

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 11 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 6, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi I. Hal-
pern will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 12 noon Sunday,
Sept. 6 at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi I. Hal-
pern and Cantor Acker-
man will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 12 noon Sunday,
Sept. 13, at Workmen's
Circle Cemetery, Beth
Isaac Section, Gratlot and
141/2 Mile. Rabbi Arm
and Cantor Bermanis will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

DORA
KLAIN

The Family of the Late

IDA VICTOR

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 11 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13 at Chesed shel
Emes Cemetery. Rabbi
Arm will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

DORA

FISHMAN

Announces the unveiling
of a monument In her
memory 11 a.m. Monday,
Sept. 7 at Beth Tefilo
Emanuel Cemetery. Rabbi
Gorrelick and Ca nt or
Birnholti will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

HYMAN
BAREN

The Family of the Late

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 11 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 6 at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Schnip-
per will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 12 noon, Sunday,
Sept. 13, at Clover Ball
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Groner and Cantor Barkin
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to
attend.

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 1:30 p.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 13 at Pinsker
Section, Chesed shel Emes
Cemetery. Rabbi Sy me
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to
attend.

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 1 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13 at Clover 11111
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Litke will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

MICHAEL
LEVINE

IDA
KUTNICK

The Family of the Late

FANNIE BROWN

The Family of the Late

The Family of the Late

The Family of the Late

The Family of the Late

The Family of the Late

BEN SCHNEIDER

MORRIS
GORDON

The Family of the Late

LEO
CHODOROWSKI
(CHODEN)

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 2 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13, at Northwest
Hebrew Memorial Park.
Rabbi Arm will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

MAX
EIZELMAN

The Family of the Late

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 3 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 6 at Beth Tefilo
Emanuel Cemetery. Rabbi
Gorrelick and Cantor
Birnholtz will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in their
memory 11:30 a.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 13 at Beth Te-
ruo Emanuel Cemetery.
Rabbi Schnipper will of-
ficiate. Relatives a n d
friends are asked
to
attend.

MEYER and
ANNA COHN

LEAH KATZ

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 11 a.m. Monday,
Sept. 7, at Clover Hifi
Memorial Park. Rabbi I.
Halpern, Cantor Acker-
man and Cantor Sonenklar
will officiate.

rs. Josep epes
Mrs. Solomon G. Meyers
Mrs. Henry P. Widrich and
Mrs. Robert J. Bennett
Sisters of the Late

MEYER KLEIN

Announces the unveiling
of a monument in his
memory 2 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 13, at Clover Hill
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Teller will officiate. Rela-
tives and friends are asked
to attend.

Mrs. Ben (Lillian)
Benson and Mrs.
Herman (Anne) Keller,
Families of the Late

ISADORE
BERNSTEIN

Announce the unveiling of
a monument in his mem-
ory 11:30 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 6 at Beth Tefilo
Emanuel Cemetery. Rabbi
Schnipper will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

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