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August 03, 1973 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-03

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20—Friday, August 3, 1973

SYNAGOGUE

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

MIMES

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ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Rosenbloom will speak on "Why
Does a Rabbi Go to Camp?"
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Lehrman will speak on "Creating Con-
ditions."
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi
Wine will discuss the works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad
will speak on "A Contemporary View of Deuteronomy—
Repeating the Law' Again and Again."
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL: Services 8:45 p.m. today and 9
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gottlieb will speak on "Seeing is
,
Believing."
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m.
Saturday. Arthur J. Haas, a founding member of the
temple, will speak on "A Sh'ma Is Born."
Regular services will be held of Temple Beth Jacob
of Pontiac, Livonia Jewish Congregation, Temple Beth El,
Cong. Bais Chabad, Beth Isaac of Trenton, Young Israel
of Southfield (27705 Lahser), Bnai Israel Beth Yehuda,
Downtown Synagogue, Cong. Shomrey Emunah, Young Is-
rael of Oak-Woods, Young Israel of Greenfield, Cong. Bnai
Israel of Pontiac, Cong. Beth Abraham-Hillel, Cong. Beth
Achim Temple Emanu-El, Cong. Beth Shalom, Cong. Bnai
David, Cong. Shaarey Zedek, Cong. Beth Moses, Cong. Shaa-
rey Shamayim and 13340 W. Seven Mile.
Minyan will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day and 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Temple Israel. A daily minyan
and Sabbath services are held at 17376 Wyoming.

Revue Feature of Donin Affair

A program of music and
graphics depicting the 20-
year association of Rabbi
Donin with Cong. Bnai David
and the community will be
featured at a testimonial
dinner 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at
the synagogue.
The program, in honor of
Rabbi and Mrs. Donin, is a
musical revue, "Score One

for the Rabbi," written and
directed by "El-Al Produc-
tions," with music by Al
Yungton and lyrics by El
Abramson.
The cast will include Judy
Cooper, Joan Linden, Sally
Neuman, Liz Walter, Jerry
Liebman, Max Sosin and
Len Weiss.
For reservations, call the
synagogue office, 557-8210.

ELECT

Synagogues Recall History

Few Jews Remain in Afghanistan

By JOSEPH POLAKOFF

(Copyright, 1973, JTA, Inc.)

WASHINGTON — Afghani-
stan's monarchy is gone. Gen-
e r a 1 S a r d a r Mohammed
Daud, a former premier, end-
ed the 40-year- reign of his
cousin a n d brother-in-law,
King Mohammed Zohar Shah,
and the land-locked country
that has been the bridge of
conquerers in ages past is
now a republic.
The politics involved in the
military coup are important
to Israel, to the Jewish com-
munity ;n ALYhanistan, and
to world Jewry.
Virtually all of the 15,-
000,000 Afghans, mostly mis-
erably poor, illiterate peas-
ants plagued by drought and
famine, are devout Moslems.
Their king, therefore, like
the heads of other Moslem
countries, has refused to rec-
ognize Israel.
When Is'.•aer was created
25 years ago, Afghanistan's
Jewish population numbered
more than 4,000 in a country
larger in area than France
and almost the size of Texas.
In 1950, when the Kabul
government abandoned its
bar to emigration, about 3,500
Jews departed. most of them
going to Israel. Today fewer
than 500 remain About 300
are in Kabul. 100 in the town
of Herat, and another 50 in

During the king's reign,
Jews were subjected to what
is described by a knowledge-
able diplomat in Washington
as a "benevolent discrimina
tion"—something like that in
Iran but unlike that in Syria,
Iraq and Eqypt.
For centuries, A f g h an i-
stan's Jews underwent severe
discrimination, but under the
king just deposed they were
treated with 'more tolerance.
A Jewish committee in Ka-
bul dealt principally with re-
ligious affairs and represent-
ed the community before the
authorities. Religious schools
existed at the synagogues in
communities where the Jews
lived.
With the shift in power, the
future of the Afghan Jews is

Author to Be
Speaker on
Tisha h'Av

M. MANUEL
MERZON

City Council of Oak Park

A graduate of the University of Michigan.
A graduate of the Detroit College of Law.
A practicing attorney in this area for many
years. Active in the religious community, he
will bring to bear the imperishable heritage
of our people in the Council deliberations.

Sponsored by the

Council of Orthodox Rabbis

Primary August 7

Paid For by Friends

Mrs. Gerda Klein, whose
autobiography "All But, My
Life" is based on her ex-
periences in Nazi-occupied
Europe. will speak at Adat
Shalom Synagogue following
its annual Tisha b'Av service
7:30 p.m. Monday.
Mrs. Klein was born in
Poland, where she lived with
her parents and brother
when the German armies in-
vaded in 1939. In winter
1945, the 4,000 women in-
mates of her camp in Silesia
were driven 1,000 miles east-
ward toward Czechoslovakia
by the Gestapo. When the
march came to a halt in a
small village, There were
fewer than 200 survivors.
Mrs. Klein will speak fol-
lowing a candlelight service
during which the Book of
Lamentations will be read.
In addition, the service will
contain special hymns and
modern readings appropriate
to the day.
The community is invited.

When a man assumes a
public trust, he should con-
sider himself as public prop-
erty.—Thomas Jefferson.

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uncertain, but they hcpe they
A reminder of Jewish life
will not be molested any that once existed in Herat is
more than previously. "There the presence of four syna-
was no problem for the Jews gogues in that town. Weekdy
with the king," a Western services are held in one of AMERICAN BIBLE INSTITUTE
Dept. JL, P.O. Box 4878,
diplomat in Washington told them for the town's tiny Jew-
Kansas City, Mo. 641.14
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-. ish community, but all four
cy. "Now we 'kn't know." synagogues are open for Sab-
"The king was a neutralist bath services.
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between the Soviet Union and
America," he added. "But it
was the Soviet-equipped army
that staged the coup against
the king, and Moscow imme•
is pleased to announce
diately recognized the new
regime. However, we have
that it will conduct auxiliary
not yet seen any change in
foreign policy."
Poor in natural resources,
Afghanistan is rich in his-
in its Social Hull and in the La Med Auditorium
tory, including Jewish his-
tory. The Durani and Jusuf-
ot the United Hebrew School's Rohlik Bldg.
sani eleinents of its popula-
tick7?ts are available at
tion believe they are de-
scended from the 10 Tribes.
21100 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Legends say their progenitor,
for ;-urther info:mation or inquiries concerning
Afghana, was a on of Saul
membership or
seating call the synagogue office
and a contemporary of Solo-
352-8670
mon. A ruin of a synagogue
supposedly built at the time
of Nebuchadnezzar stands in
Kabul.
Lingusitically a n d ethno-
graphically, according to Val-
lentine's Jewish History, Af-
ghanistan's Jews are related
to those of Bokhara, and
probably came to Afghani-
David A. Nelson
stan from ,Persia during the
Dr. Sidney Selig
persecution of Firus in the
Rabbi
Director of Education
second half of the 5th Cen-
tury-1,500 years ago. They
s p e a k Judeo-Persian and
The Beth Shalom School Board is pleased
strictly observe the dietary
laws and the Sabbath. They
to announce that enrollment is open to
are chiefly petty traders.
In describing her visit to
children of non-members in the Kinder-
Afghanistan in 1966, author
Ida Cowen noted that "offici-
garten through Grade 12 (Senior High
ally" Jews may not engage in
Department). Bar/Bat Mitzvah training,
import and export trade and
are limited to petty business.
Graduation and Modern Hebrew Lan-
Until a few years ago, she
said, Jews had to pay a head
guage Programs.
tax. "Military service for
Jewish men meant only clean-
up duties, and no training
For school information call 547-7972/3 or visit
with weapons," she wrote in
"Jews in Remot2 Corners of
14601 W. Lincoln Oak Park, Michigan 48237
the World.''

Congregation Beth Achim

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BETH SHALOM
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

TEMPLE KOL

a reform congregation
"ONCE UPON A TIME"

I remember our Temple when I was a kid (it seems like ages ago
and I have such nice, warm memories.
I remember how almost every one seemed like family. Our
parents seemed to know and like each other and we kids were friends
even though lots of us went to different schools
I remember the Rabbi wasn't just someone we saw from a dis-
tance and didn't really know. We knew 'him and he knew us and we
felt comfortable and relaxed with him.
I remember how we knew it was an important part of our lives
because our parents always seemed involved in some way or the other.
I remember the warm feeling of our sanctuary, not the feeling
of a cold museum, but of a quiet and serene place of thought. I guess
the meaning came through because we always felt good after having
been there, and it fit our daily lives.
I remember one religious school teacher in particular who took
the whole thing and made it come to life, made it relevant to our age
and questions.
I remember it so clearly because it's all happening again since
we joined Temple Kol Ami.
Some things in the good old days really were good
If you would like to find some old times again give us a call

We'd love to have you join us.

TEMPLE KOL AMI

a reform

647-4176

congregation

851-5350

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