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October 05, 1973 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-10-05

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THE FAIGIN'S

DR. AND MRS.
BENJAMIN BRAND
AND FAMILY

Frieda and Henry

Wish All Our Relatives
and Friends

Wish All Their Relatives
and Friends A Happy,
Healthy New Year

lnzri min nitr5

May all of you be inscribed
for o Happy. Healthy New Year

MR. & MRS. JACK GINSBURG
MICHAEL, GARY, RHONDA

Wish All Their Relatives and
Friends A Healthy and
Happy New Year

To All Our Dear Friends and Relatives and

Our Brothers and Sisters of the

Shalom Aleichem Lodge of Bnai Brith,

We sincerely wish a

Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

ALEX and ETHEL GOTTLIEB

MR. and MRS. BEN GURVITZ
AND CAROL

230 Riverside Dr., Southfield
Wish All Their Friends and
- Relatives a Happy, Healthy New Year

To All Our Relatives and Friends
May you be blessed with good
Health and Happiness throughout the New Year

MANSON FAMILY

Sara, Buddy and Eric

• 71

MR. & MRS. HYMAN MOORE

Wish Their Family and Friends a
Healthy and Prosperous New Year

L • _ • _ • _ • _ . _

SI, TOBY, ALAN and
SCOTT RABIN

Wish All Their Relatives and

Friends a year filled with

Health and Happiness.

N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N.

N. 'N.

/

Our Sincere Wishes for A

Happy and Healthy New Year

THE RUDINS

Betsy, Jerry, Cheryl and Howard

N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N. N.

New Year Greetings To Our

Friends and Relatives

FAY, IRV AND HOWARD

at

CONTINENTAL WATCH & JEWELRY SHOP

210 S. Woodward, Birmingham

642-0423

DAVE COOPERMAN ELECTRIC

Licensed Electrical Contractors Since 1942

Detroit — Tel.: 273-6575

Mrs. Sylvia Cooperman
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Jonas and Family

Wiernik's Early History of Jews
in America Has Data on Michigan

An old volume reprinted in
an updated edition recon-
structs also a period in Jew-
ish journalism by reviving
interest in the name of the
book's author.
Peter Wiernik (1865-1936)
was editor-in-chief of the
now defunct Jewish Morning
Journal. Prior to the forma-
tion of that Yiddish news-
paper he was on the staff
of Dos Yiddishe Tageblatt
which was merged with the
Morning Journal.
He was given his first as-
signment by Leon Zolotkoff,
who was editor of the Chi-
cago Jewish Courier, and he
followed Zolotkoff to New
York for the subsequent as-
signments.
The Zolotkoff name also is
recalled with the republica-
tion by Hermon Press of
Wiernik's "History of the
Jews in America," which
first appeared in 1912, was
reprinted in 1930. and is now
out in a third edition with a
survey, by Irving J. Sloan,
of 40 years of Jewish life in
America, 1932-1972.
Zolotkoff was here for a
brief period as executive di-
rector of the Detroit District
of the Zionist Organization
of America.
Wiernik's history began
with the discovery of Amer-
ica. It dealt with every
aspect of Jewish life, and
covered Jewish activities in
all states of the Union.
Interestingly, his refer-
ences to Michigan and De-
troit, while outdated, all-too-
brief and incomplete, serve
as reminders of the past. He
wrote:
"Michigan, which became
a state 11 years before Wis-
consin, received its first
Jewish settlers about the
same time. About a dozen
families of Bavarian Jews
settled in Detroit in ,1848. Ac-
cording to an account written
by Dr. Leo M. Franklin (b.
in Cambridge City, Ind.,
1870; rabbi of Temple Bet
El, Detroit. since 1899), it
was due to Isaac Cozens, and
more especially his wife,
Sophie, with whom he ar-
rived in Detroit from New
York about 1850, that the
Bet El Society was estab-
lished in that year. In April
1851, steps were taken to in-
corporate the congregation
by 'the undersigned Israel-
ites of the City of Detroit
for the purpose of forming a
society to provide themselves
a place of public worship,
teachers of their religion and
a burial ground, and give
such society the name of
Congregation Bet El.' The
signatures attached to the
petition for incorporation are
those of Jacob Silberman,
Solomon Bendit (d. in St.
Clair, Mich., 1902), Joseph
Friedman, Max Cohen, Adam
Hirsch, Alex Hein, Jacob
Long, Aaron Joel Friedland-
er, Louis Bresler and C. F.
Bresler; an exact minyan, or
the minimum number, re-
quired for the formation of
a synagogue. Like most con-
gregations of that period,
Bet El was Orthodox in its
ritual, but it was not long
before the Reform spirit be-
gan to create divisions in the
community. In 1861 a large
number of the members
withdrew because of the in-
troduction of an organ and
a mixed choir into the syna-
gogue, and they formed the
Congregation Shaare Zedek,
of which Rev. A. M. Hersh-

man is now the rabbi. The
first rabbi of Congregation
Bet El was Rev. Samuel
Marcus, and he was followed
by a number of well known
rabbis, including Liebman
Adler, Isidor Kalish, Kauf-
man Kohler, Henry Zirndorf
and Louis Grossman."
Wiernik was both historian
and sociologist, and in his
history, the first of the kind
to be published as a review
of the story of American
Jewry, he touched upon the
many aspects of Jewish fife.
He gave an account of
American protests against
anti-Semitism, dating back to
the Damascus Blood Libel,
as well as the subsequent
events in Romania, Russia
and wherever there was dis-
crimination.
He reviewed the Jewish
role in the Civil War and
commented upon the many
personalities who were in-
volved in the many experi-
ences.
He was especially well
qualified to deal with the
labor movement, with the re-
ligious activities, the emer-
gence of Reform and Con-
servative Judaism, etc.
There is a supplement that
deals with the history of
Jews in Canada, Cuba,
Mexico and other South
American lands.
Sloan's 18-page updated

'Being Fruitful'
Tradition Under
Ingle's Scrutiny

Ethical codes and tradi-
tional injunctions are inter-
spersed in "Who Should Have
Children? An Environmental
and Genetic Approach" by
Dwight J. Ingle, published by
Bobbs-Merrill Co.
The author discusses,
among numerous other as-
pects of the questions he
poses, the guide utilized by
many from Genesis 9:1
"And God blessed Noah and
his sons, and said unto them,
`Be fruitful and multiply,
and replenish the earth.' "
While many take pride in
having large families, Dr.
Ingle states: "Some people
have always believed it was
harmful to most women to
bear large numbers of chil-
dren and that a woman
should not conceive an un-
wanted child."
The author, who is profes-
sor of physiology at the Uni-
versity of Chicago, deals with
such questions as environ-
ment and parental responsi-
bility in evaluating w h o
should have :children and he
offers guidelines which in-
clude: Society must control
population 'growth; parent-
hood is not an obligation and
no woman should be required
to bear an unwanted child;
there are risks and some cou-
ples should remain childless;
a child should have a sound
biological endowment a n d
environment; "couples who
are highly qualified for par-
enthood may be encouraged
to have larger-than-average
families;" moral guides to
selective population; "pro-
grams of selective population
control should be in the hands
of the medical profession and
a new professional class of
social scientists trained to
judge qualifications for par-
enthood."

Hitch your wagon to a star.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

HERSHEL AND
GAIL EPSTEIN
DAVID and DANNY

23719 Wendy Lane, Southfield

"Forty Years of Jewish Life
in America" summarizes the
events in the era 1932-1972.
It touches upon many mat-
ters, including the Jewish
role in World War II. He
mentions a Detroiter, Lt.
Raymond Zussman, who won
the Congressional Medal of
Honor.
While mostly outdated,
Wiernik's history neverthe-
less arouses unusual interest
with its comments that bring
to mind attitudes of half a
century ago. For historians
the reprinted book retains
many values. P.S

Dr. and Mrs.
Sidney Friedlaender
and Family

Wish All Their Friends and
Relatives A Healthy,
Happy New Year.

MR. & MRS. J. SARKO

WishWish A Healthy, Happy
New Year to All their
Relatives and Friends

JACK & MOLLY MOSS

Wish All Their Friends
and Relatives A Happy a,.
Healthy New Year

12944 Borgmon
Huntington Woods, Mich.

Wish All Their Friends and
Relatives A Happy and
Healthy New Year

v The Coming I ear
Be Filled 11 ith Peace
and Health for 411 Our
Relatives. Friends &. Neighbors

NACHMAN and
EDITH WENOKUR

Happy New Year
from

MR. and MRS.
JACK PLUDWINSKI
AND SUSAN

Happy New Year to Our

Friends and Patrons

RAY'S BRIDAL SALON

Gowns for At Occasions

10909 Grand River
39124 Van Dyke

WE 3-4636
939-5555

Sterling Heights

Best Wishes for A
Happy New Year to All

STATE-SIDE -
JANITORIAL SERVICE

MR. and MRS.
ALFRED A.
ALFRED A. HELFGOTT

1 I

6602 N.W. 74th Avenue,
Tamarac, Florida 33313

Wish All Their Relatives and
Friends A Very Happy

New Year

BEN AND CHARLOTTE
M. ROTHSTEIN
ALAN AND RACHEL

24601 Westhampton, Oak Park

Wish All Their Relatives and
Friends A Healthy,
Prosperous New Year

To All of Our Friends
Who Have Been So Kind
and Thoughtful in My
Recent illness .. .
Leon and I wish to
Thank each and everyone
and wish you all a very
Healthy and Prosperous
New Year

LEON and
REGINA PEISS

Sid and Ben

. & Mrs. Benjamin Halpern
and Children

Wish All Their Family and Friends A

Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year

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MR. ZVI TOMKIEWICZ

25221 Rue Versailles, Apt. 10A

extends best wishes for a happy and PEACEFUL New Year
to all his relatives and friends and friends ofMizrachi
and Bar Ilan University and the entire Jewish Community

May The Blessings of
Peace, Good Health and
Happiness Be Yours Throughout
The Coming Year

DR. and MRS. GEORGE DEAN

Keith, Stephen, Laurie and Randy

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