istory oriPisgah Lodge
is Ilee::ziotateseintity ;Mt. -;49.1.... of Zion 'College Was in testsience but a
4.03L91...„'Elliecionatt,tert-.the -able and fevr..yeans and--.111R-thes
efficient arisen Sney :jaws - denstized the Hebrew. Helots 4:01*ge.` eslebihthed
1175. as a school
bY Rabbi wise
,yam- -Mat ; Arse t'uttetivied for the training of.zabbis.
HistosiOVirpher of the Jews
of the ' inembers - tie _Ledge 5. Abraham Antis VMS a Prominent
of Cincinnati's Cong. Bnal
as die, -sal ; airg oierebr.„reavietniuy member
Veshurun, now the Isaac. IL Vase
— President et Pbgait Lodge
8. Soloni0ii s-Friedinann wari
Detroit's Finals Ledge:No. 34;
of the Talmud Yelodim. Institute,"
Parochial school conducted by -Cinci.
Bniti13401, - datesrittimmding to.
nail's Cons. Bnai Yeatrurun. -
Nov.. 24,- 4857, when it received
language weekly. published
its - charter, from District Grand
ancinnaU by home AL Wise-
8. Jacob sunennan was the first'-pres-
Lodge No. -headquarters-
ident ofTemple ,Beth- El.
9:1;o'tits Beatty served as president
*ere in Cincinnati (•I)The minutes.
of Pbgale - Lodge -in 18S7._"
of -Pisgah Lodge for-the-early years.
.0. Samuel Sykes is listed in De-
troWs city directory for 1853-54 as the
were lost and- : I have been on the-
partner, with Simon ,pulterman, of the
alert for-many years to fill in the
IL Morris C. Fechheimer served as
gap by researching Jewish period-
secretary of Temple Beth El from 1866
icals published between 1857 and
12. Jacob Silberman.
the 1870s. At the American Jewish
13. Adam Hersch was one of the
Archives in Cincinnati, I came
charter members of. Temple Beth EL
across two new items about Pis-
gah Lodge which I am reproducing
for the first time in The Jewish
From the July 18, 1856 issues of
Die Deborah, German-language
newspaper, published by (Rabbi
NEW YORK (JTA) — Gov.
Isaac M. Wise of Cmcinnati, the
Nelson A. Rockefeller is guilty of
founder of American Reform Ju-
"violating his oath to office" and
daism, I have translated the fol-
of asking legislators to do the
tendered to Messrs. Ezekiel, Aub, and
for the ability and eloquence same in proposing a parochiaid bill
Detroit. The Jews of this city Friedman
displayed by -them in thr -
that would "clearly contravene the
intend to establish a lodge of the ead that the pleasure of having, m
o this occasion will not soon express prohibition in the State
Order Bnai Brith. This organiza- together
Constitution against the use of
tion is spreading with incredible
RESOLVED, that the above Resolu-
be published In the OCCIDENT state funds for maintenance of sec-
speed throughout the entire West. tions
AND ISHAELIIT.,(7) and copies lie for- tarian schools," it was asserted by
The second item appeared in warded to the Ms. G.L. and to Messrs. Leo Pfeffer, attorney for the Com-
Ezekiel, sub, and Friedman.
the February 1858, issue of the
—J. Silberman, (8) president; L. mittee for Public Education and
Occident and American Jewish
Benfry, ( 9) secretary; I.. Sentry. Religious Liberty (PEARL).
S. Sikes, (10) M. C. Fechhebezer,
Advocate (usually referred to as
Rockefeller's bid for $30,750,000
The Occident), published by Rabbi
Detroit, Dee. 21, 1957
for "health and safety grants ,
Isaac Leeser of Philadelphia,
In 1857 Detroit had a population necessary maintenance and repair
American Jewry's leader between of about 40,000 which included some •
tthigrams" in nonpublic schools
1843 and1868. The item reads:
30 Jewish families,- or 150 souls, is "obviously an attempt to frus-
Detroit: In accordance with a resolu- all recent immigrants from Eu-
trate the will of the people," Pfef-
tion -Passed in the regular communica-
tion of the Pisgah -.Lodge,- No. 34 rope; •mostly from Germany. There fer said, noting that the state's
1-0-11:11...(2), we- feel ourselves honored were three Jewish organizations in
voters in 1967 rejected, by al-
to express the following preamble and
the city: Temple Beth El, organ- most 3.1, such aid to private
WHEREAS, the Worthy Grand Mena ized in 1850, worshipped in a rented schools. This past January_the
hers of tbe Ms. G.L.(3) of Cincinnati,
consisting of Messrs. Ezekiel.(4) room above the store of Silber- $33,000.000 1971 Secular Educa-
Aub,(5) and Friedman (6) have ',- man( 12) and Hersch,( 13)' at 220 tional Services Act was declared
formed the solemn and inte reswtg
act of installing our new Lodge, to E. Jefferson, between Randolph unconstitutional by a three-judge
the satisfaction -of every member. and • Bates Sts; Hebrah Bikur federal court.
Therefore be it RESOLVED, that we
herewith tender our hearty thanks Cholim, a society for attendance
Earlier in Washington, a na-
to the sick and dying, organized tional coalition of nonpublic
by Beth El in 1851; and Pisgah
school leaders of all faiths was
Lodge Bnai Brith. The small Jew- established to seek the enactment
ish community lived in the down- of federal tax credit legislation to
benefit nonpublic school parents.
of Violating Oath
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1. In 1888 Pisgah Lodge was included
In the newly created District Grand
Lodge No. 6, whose headquarters are
now inC hica go.
2. Independent Order of Baal Br ith.
3. District Grand Lodge.
4. Moses Ezekiel served as president
of Zion College, founded by Rabbi Isaac
M. Wise, is 1836, as a school for higher
learning in general and Judaic studies.
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___ Israel cued Soviet aleivry
- By SEN. CHARLES PERCY
- Jews - who choose to remain in the
The survival and development
of Israel has been a major con-
cern of mine for years, and I be'
lieve that Israel's Survival— re-
quires our daily attention. As a
United States Senator, my first
dety-Th to- ilie Tia-czeiFify--7and-- well-
heft of America and Americans,
and I do my best to do what is
right for this 'country.-linwever, I
recognize that this great land --of
ours is not an island, that its for-
tunes depend not only on itself and
its resources, but on the state of
the world and the welfare of other
responsible nations. There is an
interdependence of the free which
requires our concern for other
free men and nations.
Therefore, it is in our own na-
tional interest to assist free men
when they are threatened by ex-
During my last trip to Israel, I
again was impressed by the enor-
mous vitality of Israel. Though
surrounded by enemies, and con-
tinuously threatened by the pos-
sibility of war, Israel continues to
meet the needs of the thousands of
immigrants who continue to flow
into the country, and whose num-
bers are increasing'with the arrival
of Soviet Jews. But, as thousands
arrive from the Soviet Union,
Israel's economy is put under
additional -strain. Because I have
worked hard for the last five years
to press Soviet officials, diplomats
and journalists to support the right
of Jews to emigrate and to allow
first-clas-s citizenship for those
This new group is headed by
Rabbi Moshe Sherer, executive
president of Agudath Israel of
America. The new coalition, Citi-
zens Relief for Education by In-
come Tax (CREDIT), will concern
itself solely with the paisage of
legislation to give a federal tax
income credit for part of nonpub-
lic school tuition costs to parents
of children attending such schools.
Rabbi Sharer reported that the
CREDIT coalition has launched a
national campaign to educate the
public and legislators on the value
of educational income tax credits.
More than a dozen bills for this
purpose have already been intro-
duced in Congress.
By way -of explaining this plan,
Rabbi Sherer singled out as an
example a bill introduced last
month by Congressman Wilbur
Mills (D-Ark.), chairman of the
House Mays and Means Commit-
tee, and Congressman Gerald Ford
(R-Hieh.), House minority leader.
This bill allows nonpublic school
parents to obtain a tax credit of 50
per cent of their tuition bill with a
maximum credit of $400 per child
Once a family's adinsted income
exceeds $25,000,, the credit gradual-
ly phases out.
..illBUSALEIP•=4n , colbibition of
•photogridts :of the Alhambra of
Granada, by photographer artist
Arielli, opened at the Jewish Na-
tional and University library.
Alhambra, the magnifieent pala-
tial-structure reibscing the glory of
*antic adttue and architecture in
its golden age in SOW, was photo-
- by ArieM under the per-
ilous' ?direction of Jesus - Bermudas
Par ii,- director of its Bispatto7
Organized Jewry Seen
as Weak in Aiding Poor
NEW YORK (JTA) — A Federa-
tion leader has expressed the view
that the organized American Jew-
ish community lacks an effective
structure for maximum effective-
ness in aiding the Jewish poor.
He added that it was "conceivable"
that the Jewish community "may
have to consider a special Jewish
Poverty Emergency Fund."
That view was experssed by Jer-
ome Comer, president of the Jew-
ish Federation of Chicago, in a
report in which he described the
assistance given by the Federation
to the Jewish poor in Chicago.
He said Federation member
agencies were currently providing
direct service to nearly 70 per cent
of the poor and near-poor Jews in
Chicago. He said that of the 70,000
Chicago Jews aided by those
agencies, almost 19,000 or nearly
30 per cent, were economically dis-
Soviet Union, I now favor. Anzeri-
can assistance to help Israel cope
with • the -costs of. absorbing the new
refugees. It is the _least we can
do when Israel is doing so much.
Over a decade ago I defied the
Arab boycott of American com-
panies doing husinitS
Subsequently I aroused the Ameri:-
can business community to fight
the boycott. I also obtained a more
liberal export-import bank policy
on credits for Israel, and I con-
tinue to intervene on behalf of So-
viet Jewish families who wish to
Without equivocation, I pledge
my best efforts on behalf of the
survival and development of Is-
rael and on behalf of freedom for
Jews in all countries.
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright 1972, TTA, Inc.)
The well-known Aramaic prayer
"B'rich Sh'meh" (Bleised be the
name of the Sovereign of the
Universe) is found in the Kaba-
listic- Book of the Zohar (Exodus
208a) where it is written that
"when the Scroll is taken out to be
read, the gates of the heavens of
mercy open and the celestial love
is awakened. It is then fitting for a
man to recite this prayer." -
The famous Kabalist, Rabbi
Isaac Luria, is said to have intro-
duced this prayer into the regu-
lar liturgy. Some contend that it
should be said only on the Sab-
bath when man in not too much
in a hurry so that he can concen-
trate on its meaning. The prayer in
general is a petition to the Al-
mighty to bestow upon the worship-
per the light of learning and in-
spiration, declaring that man re-
lies only on the Almighty to bring
peace, sustenance and enlighten-
It should be noted that the Holy
Scroll is actually the covenant
that establishes the two-way rela-
tionship between man and the
Creator. When the ark is open and
the scroll is revealed and about
to be taken out for reading, man
is close to the Almighty and is
obligated to reaffirm the bond that
exists between man and God.
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