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Incorporating the Detroit Jewish
Chronicle commencing with
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Scriptural Selections for Second
Day of Rosh Hashana, Friday
Scriptural Selections, Gen. 22:1 - 24,
Num. 29:1 - 6.
Prophetical portion, Jeremiah 31:2-
Sabbath Ha-azinu--Shabat Shuva-
Scriptural Selections, Saturday.
Pentateuchal portion, Deut. 32:1-
52; Prophetical portion, Hosea 14:-
2-10, Micah 7:18-20, Joel 2:15-27.
Fast of Gedallah Scriptural Selec-
Pentateuchal portion, Erod. 32:11-
14, 34:1-10; Prophetical portion,
VOL. LVHL No. 3
October 2, 1970
Peace on Agenda
For New Year
Peace is the everlasting
hope for man. This Rosh
Hashana it assumes the major
role in mankind's aspirations
and is Jewry's chief hope for
itself and for the world.
Millenia of struggles turned
the centuries into human deg-
radations and made life mis-
erable for the Jewish people.
The years of redemption dur-
ing which the homelessness
of our people had ended be-
came periods of unending
wars. Now, at last, there is a
vision of peace. The swords
have not yet been turned into
plowshares, and the vision
of Isaiah (2:4) may be a dream
for a long time to come. Yet
the brief words in Joshua
(11:23), "And the land had
rest from war," is assuming
We speak of peace in the
Middle East, and we pray for
an end to discord everywhere.
We hope for the continuation
of the rest period in theMid-
dle East—that it should turn
into the desired lasting peace
—and we align it with the
need for good will and amity
on the home front, on the
American scene, and wherever
there is strife among neigh-
bors, or wherever people. may
be divided along racial or re-
The year 5731 offers the
possibilities for an end to
warfare, for the best relations
between nations, for a new
era of just dealings devoid of
rancor. There is much to be
achieved in a world that needs
mending. The health and wel-
fare of peoples, the cures for
mental illnesses, the elimina-
tion of poverty, the removal
of obstacles in the paths of
men who aspire to the highest
goals that are intended for
mankind—these require seri-
May these be the goals in
5731—for an end to wars and
the elevation of human stand-
ards to the highest ideals
envisioned by the saints and
sages in the ranks of all faiths,
all races, all national ele-
ments. Let peace become the
slogan for a universe that
5731: Its Realities, Challenges
Hopes for Emergence of a Just Social System
We are coming to grips with many realities as we enter a new era, with the year 5731. The issues are the
same as they have been for a number of crucial years. There are the problems of war and peace, of internal contro-
versies of the social revolution. But the problems have both multiplied and become inflated. The challenges are greater
than they have ever been. The struggles between generations are more acute. But the basic facts regarding the out-
bursts of either violence or destruction of property or the normal expressions of differing views are becoming more
understandable. The issues are clearer and should be more confrontable.
It has been said-that much if not most of the troubles - domestically stemmed from the military complexities.
The revolt of youth was blamed on the Vietnamese situation. It is said that even the very young, who have not yet
reached the teen-age status, - already become worried about their future and they begin to act up in protest against
an uncertain future. This may be true, yet it does indicate a new trend. If youngsters begin to rebel at so early an age,
many of them turning to narcotics, there is a more serious cause: it could easily be ascribable to both the home and
the school. And both, the educators' and parental influences are under such serious challenge that we are faced with
attitudes that could well undermine the very existence of modern society.
There are domestic issues to be solved, and they affect backyards often inflicts danger upon our living rooms.
of such a drastic backlash, such reactionary views, both among young and their elders, that the democratic ideals are
in jeopardy. The rebels against our society are viewed and depicted as radicals, but their extremism may lead to such
conservatism, eventually developing into a reactionary spirit, that the medievalism and tyrannies we fought in two
world wars can emerge the victors.
It is because these dangers are understood that we can readily prepare for a more sound approach to the issues,
that we can be more realistic in facing the issues, that we can battle against all odds with determination not to permit
the best in our current system to be destroyed by bigots or those who are influenced by the anarchy of our time.
There are domestic issues to be solved and they affect the Jewish communities. That which is happening in our
back yards often inflicts danger upon our living rooms. That which emanates from the public schools is injected in the
Hebrew schools. Every segment of American life must battle against the narcotics craze and must strive for such high
ideals that youth will remain rational and will not go off on destructive tangents.
Our concerns over the status of our Jewish communities must direct us toward better schools, firmness in the
home, the closest relationships between neighbors.
There must never be any denigration in facing the race problems if we are determined—as we should be—
to render justice to all and assure freedom and just rights for all.
There can be no deviations in tackling the Israel and Middle East problems and we must stand firm in defense
of our kinsmen everywhere.
The issues are clear and cannot be avoided. There will be greater demands in the year ahead for support
for Israel, for defense of the oppressed, for elimination of the negative aspects of social relations. May 5731 be a
good year in these regards. .... —