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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-11-09

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3 American Scholars to Present Dietary Laws Part of Wider Behavior Rule for Jews
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX will stain the human soul, considers such disciplinary asks, rather, how he can best
controlled eating will regulations he does not ask observe them and serve his
Series on Great Jewish Thinkers (Copyright 1973, JTA, Inc.) while
tend to purify the soul. why he observes them. He ultimate purpose.

The cultural commission of
Cong. Shaarey Zedek an-
nounces the Walter and Lea
Field History Series for 1973
will feature Dr. Seymour
Siegel, Dr. Fritz Rothschild
and Dr. Marvin Fox, Nov.

the contributions which
Moses Maimonides made to
Jewish thought and life.
Dr. Marvin Fox, professor
of philosophy at Ohio State
University, will discuss the
life and writings of Franz
Rosensweig Dec. 4.
The history series is open
to the entire community at
no charge.

Synagogue Parley
to Hear Dr. Cohen

DR. SEYMOUR SIEGEL

20, 27 and Dec, 4 on "Juda-
ism Confronts Western
Thought."
Dr. Siegel, professor of
theology in the rabbinical de..
partment of the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary of America,
will begin with a talk on the
life and thought of Moses
Mendelssohn.
On Nov. 27, Dr. Rothschild,
professor in philosophy of
religion at the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary and at New
York University, will discuss
the revolutionary nature of

NEW YORK — Gerson D.
Cohen, new inaugurated
chancellor of the Jewish
Theological Seminary, will he
among featured speakers at
the biennial convention of the
United Synagogue of America
opening Sunday, at the Con-
cord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake.
Dr. Cohen's address, sched-
uled for Monday evening, will
focus on the unity of the
world's Jews in the face of
continuing crisis.
I s r a e l Foreign Minister
Abba Eban is scheduled to
deliver a major address at
the convention banquet
Wednesday evening.

Jewish tradition pays much
attention to restricting the
Some commentaries feel THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, November 9, 1973-21
food intake of Jews by that the dietary laws are
dietary laws.
symbolic of deeper and wider
First of all, the dietary truths which the individual
laws should not be consid- experiences by practicing
ered in the narrow context them. Sometimes they are
of these laws alone. They historical truths like events
are only a part of a wider which play a great role in
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pattern of behavior which the history of the Jewish
Jewish tradition set down for people. Refraining from eat-
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man in order to help him ing certain foods keeps a
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ural life's resources without tory.
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endangering either his health
Sometimes there are
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or his peace of mind in a spiritual truths. Refraining
sense of his responsibility,
from certain foods makes
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A number of explanations the Jew cognizant of spiri-
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are given to the dietary laws. tual ideals. Sometimes the
Some consider the dietary dietary laws are symbolic of
laws as a means of control certain ethical norms. Ob-
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of man's strongest instinctual serving certain food habits
impulses. One who practices attunes man to specific
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They somehow identify the which are prohibited.
activities of the body with
Generally, when a Jew
a purity of the soul. Based
upon their mysticism they
claim that careless eating

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ORT (Organization for Re-
habilitation Through Train-
ing) will be honored at
Temple Beth El Saturday on
the occasion of ORT Sab-
bath.
Both Mrs. Bertram Adler,
president of Women's Ameri-
1. What is the priestly ben-
can ORT Michigan Region,
ediction?
and David Page, president
2. What sustained the He-
of Men's ORT, are members
brews in the desert for 40
of Beth El.
years?
3. What opening prayer in
Dost thou love life? Then
do not squander time, for the prayer book is the bless-
that is the stuff life is made ing uttered by Balaam when
he saw the encampment of
of.—Benjamin Franklin.
the Hebrews in the desert?
4. All Jewish holidays in-
cluding the Sabbath begin at
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sundown the preceding day.
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What
passage in the Bible is
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the source of this practice?
5. It has become a tradition
"WAS.
or practice among Jews to
r
hold certain functions on
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Tuesdays. Why?
6. It is the Jewish tradition
to wish a person: "May you
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9. Which day in the Jewish
calendar commemorates the
destruction of the Temple in
Jerusalem?
10. When were the first and
second Temples in Jerusalem
destroyed and by whom?
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