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Sabbath Rosh Hodesh Nisan Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the first day of Nisan, 5731, the following scriptural selections
will be read in our synagogues:
Num. 28:9-15, Exod. 12:1-20. Prophetical,
Pentateuchal portions, Levit.
portion, Ezekiel 45:16-46:18.
Candle lighting, Friday, March 26, 6:32 p.m.
VOL. LIX. No. 2
March 26, 1971
Detroit's Generosity Awaited in Campaign
Solicitations that will commence on a out of their tax dollars and we must ease
communitywide scale next week for the ex- their burdens by assisting in the support of
traordinary Allied Jewish Campaign assume their universities, the housing plans for immi-
.a different character from any other drive grants and the hospitals.
The flow of immigrants into Israel has
ever held here before.
not subsided by any means. More than 600,-
This is an emergency effort to enlist the 000 have escaped from the threatened tor-
participation of every member of our com-
tures under Moslem rule in Arab countries.
munity, men and women, young people of More are yet to come from the surviving cen-
all ages. ters in those lands. Now we have the prob-
The task is to assure continuity for all lem of Russian Jewry, and in the years ahead
functioning local and national educational, many thousands will be welcomed in an ex-
social and health-providing agencies. It is pected exodus from the USSR. For these we
primarily to give our support to the em- must provide the urgently-needed assistance.
battled people of Israel that is fighting for The Allied Jewish Campaign that is to
its very life against great odds in the con- open officially next week already has a good
frontation not only with saber-rattling neigh- beginning in funds that have been secured
bors but also with the major antagonist, the in pre-campaign solicititations. The big job is
Soviet Union. ahead of us for a period of six weeks during
A weak community will be unable to which many millions must be raised to as-
provide the aid necessary for Israel's defense. sure the proper response from Detroit Jewry.
Therefore, our functioning social, educational Pre-campaign efforts provide encourage-
and recreational agencies must be given all ment for the campaign organization and are
the aid they- need for upkeep. introductory to the great task of enlisting
thousands of contributors. The serious efforts
The Israeli case is
or peace, the hundreds a of
which the of
Language Easily Taught
Child's Picture Hebrew Dictionary
The Chinese say that a single picture speaks louder than a thousand
words. "A Child's Picture Hebrew Dictionary" published by Sabra
Books illustrates the point exceptionally well.
Here is one of the pages from this delightful book that has so much
merit to illustrate this contention:
us drive must be attained with the generosity
for their settle
assist in upon
generated by the seriousness of
velopment of industries to absorb the tens of that
thousands of immigrants who will continue mands for action by all
Jews. of de-
to seek refuge in their owl] homeland-. -The
Therefore the campaign appeal is directed
educational- arid - health services in Israel
should have our unstinted support. The Isra- at every Jew, young and old, and the response
elis, heavily taxed, provide for their defense must be more generous than ever.
Welcome, National Council of Jewish Women
With more than 700 delegates expected
here this weekend for the biennial conven-
Lion of the National Council of Jewish Wom-
en, our community will play host to an im-
portant gathering of one of the great women's
movements in the country.
Founded 78 years ago, the NCJW ren-
dered significant services to Jewry and to
America. As a great Americanization agency
in its earliest years, it helped immigrants
establish themselves and it served valuable
educational purposes for newcomers, thus
raising the social and cultural standards of
The charitable endeavors of the early
years also were of some importance.
With the end of mass migrations and
Anferican Jewry's development into a thor-
oughly Americanized community, new tasks
were undertaken to. meet the needs of the
time. Establishing day centers for neglected
children. encouraging schools of community
action. introducing the Eleanor Roosevelt
United Nations Institute, giving assistance to
many cultural and social service projects,
NCJW earned the acclaim that is now given it.
Of importance on the schedule of NCJW
activities in recent years was the establish-
ment of a high school adjoining the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem. The women created
the John Dewey School of Education at the
Hebrew University. They expanded their Is-
raeli projects by establishing the Center for
Research in Education for the Disadvantaged,
also at the Hebrew University. Thus, for 22
years: NCJW has played a significant role in
Israet's cultural activities.
Special attention must be given the efforts
of -the Detroit Section of National Council of
JewiSh Women. The local group, one of the
largest women's organizations in the city, not
only assists the projects of the national move-
ment. It has introduced many of its own proj-
ects. It assists in urban development. It goes
to the inner city with projects to assist the
The local group is among the few that
have come forth promptly to assist in work
to ease the burdens of those who labor with
the retarded and to assure financial support
to provide housing for retarded children.
Many Detroit women have played impor-
tant roles nationally in the work of NCJW.
Mrs. Joseph Welt was a national president,
and many others rendered valuable services
to the movement. This community takes pride
in the fact that the current NCJW's presi-
dent of the national movement is Mrs. Leon-
ard H. Weiner. While the sessions here will
mark her retirement, her leadership, like
that of other Detroit women in NCJW, is
leaving its wholesome mark on the efforts
that continue in behalf of Jewry and man-
There is a sense of communal duty that
gives the National Council of Jewish Women
special status, and there is great satisfaction
in welcoming the NCJW delegates, with best
wishes for success in their deliberations..
The Right to Be Master of One's Destiny
A major point in Zionism and in the ful-
fillment of prophecy in re-establishing the
Jewish homeland is that Jews, oppressed for
20 centuries and hounded everywhere, should
be masters of their own destiny.
They have been suppressed, held in bond-
age, were victims of the whims of bigots, for
so long, that the emergence of Israel spelled
an end not only to homelessness but also to
submission to indignities.
Jews are masters of their own destiny in
Israel. That is why vague pledges are mean-
ingless and the Israeli spokesmen under the
guidance of Golda Meir reject the Rogers-
Unless Washington and London and Cairo
and the UN understand the meaning of being
free to assert one's right, there will be little
chance to overcome the pressures upon Israel.
What Israel and her supporters are back-
ing is the right of a people to be master of
its own destiny. That no one can again defeat,
as long as there is a free Israel.
Illustrated by Ita Meshi, this volume has the great value of excel-
lent selection of words that gives the youngsters who are fortunate to
receive this book a working vocabulary in Hebrew.
Thus, "A •hild's Picture Hebrew Dictionary" is highly recommend-
able in this age when so many wish to perfect their knowledge of
'Philosophy for Everyman
In the 90 brief essays about philosophers and the philosophic works
of men from all ages, all climes, incorporated in "Philosophy for
Everyman—From Socrates to Sartre," by Dagobert D. Runes, pub-
lished by Philosophical Library, the author, who has written exten-
sively on philisophical subjects, includes the roles of a number of
historic Jewish figures.
One of the longest essays in the book—four pages— describes the
views of Philo Judaeus. Philo's interpretations of biblical eras and
his views on Jewish observances are touched upon to indicate the
philosopher's influence on his time and on Christianity. The essay
concludes by indicating that Philo "declared every letter of the Od
Testament the revelation of God."
Baruch Spinoza also receives much space, in one of the
lengthier essays in this book. Dr. Runes has included in the philo-
sophies under review those of Saadia Ben Joseph, Bachia ben
Joseph, Solomon Ibn-Gabirol, Henri Bergson, Baruch Spinoza,
Judah Halevi, Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides), Abraham Ibn
David Halevi, Joseph Ibn-Saadick.
There is a brief essay on the Kabala, and much of the contest
places emphasis on Jewish philosophical influences.