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October 23, 1970 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-10-23

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26—Friday, October 23, 1970






CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 5:20 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Genesis." Marty Galison, Bar Mitzva.
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Wine will
discuss "United Nations Day . .. The Prevention of War."
YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS: Services 5:20 p.m. today and 9
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gordon will speak on the theme "A New
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum's
sermon will be "Why the Creation Story?" Burton Garber, Bar
CONG. BETII ISAAC: Services 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Jessel will speak on "The Hammer, the Sickle and the

Torah." Jay Keyhoe, Bar Mitzva.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD: Services 5:20 p.m. today and 9
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "Creation: 5731." Scott

Elias, Bar Mitzva.

TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 11:15 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Kanter will speak on "Pornography and the Jew" to-
day. His sermon will be "Jews in the Soviet Union" Saturday.
Steven Binder, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday.
Dr. Syme will speak on "Adam—and His Loneliness." Gary Hacker,

Bar Mitzva today. David Graef, Bar Mitzva Saturday.

CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Lehrman will speak on "To Be Completed." Robert Gold-
schmid and Robert Sattler, Bnai Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB: Consecration services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi

Berkowitz will speak on "Be Thou Consecrated."
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 5:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Segal will speak on "Overture to Life." Richard
Woolman. Bar Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Groner will deliver "Cry Aloud, Spare Not . . . "
in observance of the Soviet Jewry Sabbath. Bruce Weiner and
Jeffrey Kolovsky, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL OF PONTIAC: Services 8:30 p.m. today and
7:30 a.m. Saturday. The United Synagogue Youth Group will dis-
cuss "The Plight of Soviet Jewry—How Can We Help?"
CONG. BETH ACHIM: In-town services 5:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Gorrelick will preach "In the Beginning." Subur-
ban services 5:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Aaron Kates
and Thomas Nathan Bnai Mitzva.
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Gregory Kosarin, Bar
Mitzva, will deliver a talk entitled "The Plight of Soviet Jews."
CbNG. BETH MOSES: Services 5:25 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Sat-
urday. Stuart Knofsky and David Baum, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Richard Silbergleit, -Bar Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 5:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Neil Gottlieb, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Satur-
day. Shelby Furman and Allan Oleinick, Bnai Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Livonia Jewish' Congregation, Cong.
Mishkan Israel, Cong. Beth Hillel, Cong. Beth Abraham and Downtown

Honor Sonenklar's Beth Achim Plans
40th Anniversary Last Service in
at Shaarey Zedek Schaefer Building

Wisdom and Popularity of Army C hief Rabbi Goren -

Jeivish News Special
Israel Correspondent
TEL AVIV—"We are living to-

day in the time of the Messiah.
Before our eyes the great vision
of the Prophets of the deliverance
of the Jewish people is being
In his ordinance, there are
realized," said Chief Rabbi of
Zahal General Shlomo Goren in instructions on how to blow the
an interview with the Israeli jour- Shofar at the Suez Canal and how to
nalist Rafael Bashan which ap- fulfill the duty of "Tashikh" on
peared in the organ of the military the Jordan river. Israeli pilots
who have to fly combat missions
youth, "Bamahane Mahal."
"I see in the Six-Day War on Yom Kippur are allowed to
the revelation of great historic, break their fasts in order to be
miracles. If we open the Bible and fit for combat.
Rabbi Goren has published four
compare the words of the Prophets
with the events, we can see that volumes of the Military Ordinance
they are according to the vision for Religious Soldiers. Everything
of redemption. I do not believe in can be found in them, whether
miracles, if we do nothing but wait a soldier is allowed to take a
for them. The miracles are au bath on Sabbath in hot places like
outcome of the great war, a war Sharm El Sheikh, Eylat, etc.,
of commandment which was im- whether he should wear fringes
and if he may open tins on Sab-
posed on Israel in June 1967."
bath. Rabbi Goren deals also with
With regard to the keeping of
the painful problem of "deserted
religious duties in Zahal, Rabbi
He has found a solution
Goren thinks one should adopt a wives."
and "freed" hundreds of young
state view in these matters and
women whose husbands have been
not an attitude adopted in the
Diaspora, relying on the "Sab- killed in three wars during the
bath-Goy." Rabbi Goren pointed to last 22 years. He has adopted such
the new ordinance for Zahal, which decisions in the case of the war-
he had laid down, and from which raeli U-boat "Dakar" and the
we can learn that, even in a mod-
ern state in the 1970, it is possible officers and members of the crews
to keep the religious duties and at met their death. He visited war-
the same time to make use of the ships and U-boats, studied
great modern technological achieve- problem of the sinking of ships and
ments of science and civilization. proved that according to Jewish
law, the wives of the lost members
Rabbi Goren has ruled that • of the crews have the right to
a religious soldier in Zahal may • marry again.
use the telephone on the Sab-
A special chapter deals with
bath, travel in a military car
and even write. He ordered that' conversions in the army. Rabbi
Goren had converted Mrs. Seid-
man, thus avoiding a government
crisis and a fierce confrontation
between religious and non-religious
Jews in Israel. He has executed
hundreds of conversions of this
kind in cases of mixed marriages

Over 10,000 Spend
Yom Kippur
at estern Wa ll

than 100 worshipers at the Western
Wall fainted in the course of Yom
Kippur services last weekend.
They were treated on the spot by
ilagen David Adom teams, and
seven were taken to the hospital;
none in serious condition.
More than 10,000 persons crowd-
ed the wall compound, with a con-
stant stream of worshipers com-
ing and going.
After the last shofar blast on
Saturday night had reverberated
across the vast area, youngsters—
although weakened by the fast—
spontaneously burst into song and
dance. Students at a nearby yeshi-
va brought prepared food and
drink and banded them out to the
There were no incidents through-
out the day and the preceding
night. Traffic in West Jerusalem
was almost at a standstill.
Traffic from East Jerusalem
southward to Bethlehem and Heb-
ron was rerouted so as not to en-
ter Jewish areas; traffic from the
West Bank into the city was bann-
ed altogether.

Sidney Silverman, pre"ident of
Cong. Beth Achim, announced that
the synagogue's building at 19190
Schaefer has been sold, and the
concluding Sabbath service there
will be held Saturday.
The following day, the formal
transfer of the Torah scrolls to the
Beth Achim building in Southfield
will be conducted.
The first section of the Schae-
fer building was constructed in
1950, with the remaining portions
being built in 1954 and 1964. The
building housed the former Cong.
Ahavas Achim until its merger
with Beth Aaron Synagogue in
19(id to form the present Cong.
Hillel Elects 2 Staffers
Beth Achim.
Occupancy of the building by to National Policy Board
Cantor Jacob .H. Sonenklar par-
ticipated in conducting High Holy
Hillel Foundations has elected two
Day services at Cong. Shaarey quished Nov. 1.
staff members to its national com-
Zedek for the 40th year this month.
Already retired, Cantor Sonen- Beth Jacob to Hold
One effect of the move was to
klar, at the invitation of Cantor
Jacob Berkin, his successor, con- Consecration Service
provide participation with full vot-
Fourteen children entering the ing rights for professional staff on
ducted some of the Holy Day
services. He received the con- religious school for the first time a policy board.
Although normally elected by the
gratulations of Rabbi Irwin Groner will be consecrated in a ceremony
in a special greeting from the conducted by Rabbi H. Philip - Ber- commission, the two new members
kowitz 8 p.m. today at Temple were specifically chosen by the

Beth Shalom Member
Makes Silver Breastplate
in Memory of Late Parents

Mrs. Aaron Wallis and her bro-
ther Emery Weinberger presented
a silver Torah breastplate he made
in memory of their parents to
Cong. Beth Shalom during Yom
Kippur services. Weinberger's par-
ents, Eugene and Esther Wein-
berger, died in the Bergen-Belsen
concentration camp in Germany on
April 11, 1945.

National Association of Hillel Di-
rectors, which serves as both a
professional association and
spokesman for Hillel staff inter-
Elected were Rabbi Robert P.
Jacobs, Hillel director at Washing-
ton University in St Louis and cur-
rent president of the directors' as-
Oct. 31 trick or treaters know sociation, and Rabbi Richard J.
what a single UNICEF penny will Israel of Yale University, a past
provide-6 glasses of milk. A president of the directors' group.
nickel means the penicillin to cure
One forsakes pleasures only for
a child of yaws, a crippling tropi-
greater ones.
cal disease.

Beth Jacob.
The children will be called to
the pulpit to be blessed by the
rabbi. Dr. M. Kenneth Dickstein.
president of the congregation, will
present the students with a me-
mento of the occasion. Robert
Sachs is religious school chairman,

the writing should be done with
the left hand in order to stress
the change. A soldier is allowed
to clean his rifle on Sabbath,
but not his shoes. He may use
a car for patrol purposes. but
not when looking for a Minyan
for prayer.

Goren bears responsibility for it.
Rabbi Goren says that in laying
down his new ordinance he 'sees
himself a pupil of Beit Hilel and
tries to educate the young genera-
tion in Zahal according to the

rule "Love thy neighbour as your-
• • •
In the Israeli press there often
appear articles about Rabbi Goren,
who had been elected two years
ago as chief rabbi of Tel Aviv,
but has not yet taken up this
It is hard to imagine Zahal with-
out Rabbi Goren. Defense Minister
Moshe Dayan appealed a short
time ago to Rabbi Goren not to

leave Zahal. Rabbi Goren there-
fore is not in a hurry to take up
the post of Chief Rabbi of Tel
Aviv. He thinks there will be no
harm for the inhabitants of the
city if duties are directed and
supervised by the Sephardi chief
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef only.
Rabbi Goren is popular in high-
est military circles, because he
adopts a state attitude toward all
military religious problems and al-
ways tries to find a synthesis and
peaceful coexistence between a
religious and non-religious soldier
in Zahal. This spirit can be noticed
in all military camps and positions
on the front, where non-religious
soldiers are always ready to
deputize on guards and other
duties for religious soldiers dur-
ing the time of prayers.
The possibility is not excluded

that when new elections for the
two Chief Rabbis of Israel are
held in March 1971, Rabbi Goren
may be a candidate for the Ash-
kenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel.

in Zahal for which he was criti-
cized by religious circles.
He had to deal many times with
tragic cases of soldiers killed on
the front, but each time he found
a religious solution. He had to
express feelings of pity, in order
to avoid tragedies. Several times
he gathered with his own hands
the burnt bones and parts of dead
bodies of Zahal soldiers in bunk-
ers, tankers and armored cars. It
was difficult to identify these
bodies, but Rabbi Goren never gave
up. He did whatever he could,
in order to ensure a religious
• • •
Rabbi Goren is responsible for
the religious burial of Druze,
Bedouin and Christian soldiers,
who serve in Zahal. Quite often
Rabbi Goren must see that the reli-
gious customs of these sol-
diers are strictly preserved;
he has to be an ex pert on
Muslem, Druze and Christian cere-
monies.. In some cases it is
necessary to bury enemy soldiers
and terrorists in Israel, and Rabbi





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