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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-09-13

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62—Friday, Sept. 13, 1974

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Alex & Elizabeth Joseph 1 1

13401 Dartmouth, Oak Park

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

I

THE RADOMER AID SOCIETY

Wish All Their Members and Friends
A Happy , Healthy and Prosperous New Year

We wish all our relatives and friends
a very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

MR. & MRS. HERMAN WOHL

Allen Park, Mich.

$438 Louise

MR. and MRS. JULES DONESON
Davida and Shira

wish all their friends and
relatives a year of health,
happiness, peace and prosperity

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We wish our family
and friends a year
of health and
happiness

HENRY and
SANDY SCHORE

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tIzrizri

RABBI AND MRS.
EUGENE GREENFIELD.

of Ramat Gan, Israel

Extend New Year's Greetings
and Best Wishes to all their
relatives and friends

aPPgr Ar

1974-5735

to all our family and friends

a year of peace and health

GREENBLATT & ASSOC. INC.

Elaine, Hal, Herbie and Amy
Suite 213-C
24901 Northwestern, Southfield

OrappyAregearl

1974 • 5735

To Our Relatives
and Friends

MR. & MRS. NATHAN 1. GOLDIN

Notes on High Holy Days

By DAVID SCHWARTZ

(Copyright 1974, JTA, Inc.)

The shofar is the oldest
musical instrument. The
blowing of the shofar on the
High Holy Days of Rosh Ha-
shana and Yom Kippur was
instituted by the talmudic
savant, Abbahu. He was a
great believer in the rehabil-
itation of the wrong-doer. He
thought that a man who
turned to goodness from evil
stood in a superior relation-
ship to God to one who never
departed from rectitude.
"Where the penitent stands,"
said Abbahu "even the high
priest cannot stand."
* * *
Reb Itzchak Leib of Ber-
ditcheff demanded other re-
quirements than a mastery of
the instrument from the can-
didates for the job of shofar
blowing.
One time, there were sev-
eral candidates for the post.
"What do you think of,"
asked the rabbi, "when you
blow the shofar?"
No. 1 replied: "When I
blow the shofar, my mind
seems to travel back to an-
cient times and I see Moses
leading the Jewish enslaved
out of Egypt into freedom."
No. 2 said: "When I blow
I feel like the high priest in
Jerusalem bidding the peo-
ple to assemble in prayer."
No. 3 said: "When I blow
the shofar, I say God, I am
a poor man and have three
daughters. Help me, dear
God, to get them husbands."
Rabbi Itzchak Leib award-
ed the job to the last.
* *
One time in Berdichef as
the Jews were assembled
for Kol Nidre, the Jews
looked around but their rab-
bi was not there. Where
could he be? Contact was
made with his home and it
was revealed that he had
left in time. Fears seized the
congregation. Could some-
ting have happened to him
en route to the synagogue?
The members went search-
ing but they could not find
him. Then they thought pos-
sibly he had gone another
way—through a non-Jewish
neighborhood. Sure enough,
they now saw him sitting in
a yard in front of a cottage
holding a crying peasant
child whose mother appar-
ently had temporarily for-
saken him. Rabbi Itzchak

Leib was holding the infant
awaiting for the return of
the mother.
* * *
Jews like things whole-
sale. Why just have on Rosh
Hashana? If a thing is good,
have a lot of them. There is
a Jewish new year in Nisan
as well as the one in Tishri.
Also there is a new year for
trees. But the Tishri one,
usually falling in September
is the most important.
The Western world has its
new year in January. But
Jews like to gather around
the synagogue and talk and
it's too cold and scnowy for
that in winter. So Jews se-
lected autumn. The leaves
are turning a beautiful color
and the people rested from
vacation are ready to return
to sinning and since it is
some months before payment
of the income tax is due, one
still has enough for tickets
to the temple.
On the High Holy Days,
we confess to our sins. In the
Al Chet, no less than two
sins for every letter of the
alphabet are enumerated.
Twenty-one letters in the He-
brew alphabet. f Forty-four
sins for all—no exceptions.
We take no Fifth Amend-
ment. -
* * *
The Kotzker rebbe thought
sin had its good side. Sin, he
said, gave God an opportuni-
ty to manifest his nobest as-
peat—compassion.
What are our sins for?
Have we mugged anyone.
broken into homes? The
"grand Jewry" knows that
for the most Dart we are not
guilty of such offenses.
A sage of the Talmud said
we will be Punished in the
next world for the legitimate
pleasures we have denied
ourselves. It reflects on God,
if we have not availed our-
selvec of all the gifts of his
creation.
It may seem odd that we
should be punished for not
going to a picnic. But picnics
bring people together, pro-
mote brotherhood and sister-
hood. What could be more
spiritual?
Perhaps the man of the
Talmud was also saying that
our greatest sins are not
those of commission but of
Omission. We fail to lead the
full lives we should.
Be sure to go to the picnic.

`Know Thyself' is the 1974
Jewish Book Week Slogan

NEW YORK — "Know
Thyself — Read Jewish
Books" is the theme of this
year's Jewish Book Month,
which the Jewish Book Coun-
cil of the National Jewish
Welfare Board has an-
nounced will be marked from
Nov. 8 to Dec. 8
Program materials issued
by the JWB Jewish Book
Council assist more than
2,000 local groups in plan-
ning programs for Jewish
Book Month. The Jewish
Book Month poster, designed
by Sy Warsaw, and the new
bookmark have the words
"Know Thyself — Read Jew-
ish Books" in English, Heb-
rew and Yiddish.
A new Jewish Book Coun-
cil publication is "Jews and
Judaism," a selected bib-
liography for college stu-

dents. The listing includes
more than 150 books in 14
categories. The Jewish Book
Council co-published the bib-
liography with the Bnai
Brith Hillel Foundations.
Jewish Book Month is ob-
served by Jewish centers
and YM and YWHA, syna-
gogues, Jewish schools and
bureaus of Jewish education,
local units of national Jew-
ish organizations, Jewish
military congregations, JWB
armed forces and veterans
services committees and
Jewish and public libraries.
According to reports from
publishers, more American
Jews are buying Jewish
books than they have in past
years. Some of this increased
interest in Jewish literature
can be traced to JWB's ef-
forts.

FALLACY
Some think they are resting
on their faith just because
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — the fall asleep in church.
The University of California
and the University of Jud-
aism will begin a joint pro-
Shana Tova
gram in undergraduate stud-
DAVID & PRISCILLA
ies this fall.
BACHAIOV
Students will be able to
CLAIRE,
MARK,
I
earn a bachelors degree in
ABBY & SHERRI
Judaic studies at the Univer- I
sity of Judaism, the West I 16236 Fairfax, Southfield
Coast branch of the Jewish
Theological Seminary, while
JACK & RACHEL BERENT
qualifying for a UCLA bach-
AND FAMILY
elors degree in a different
Southfield
field, according to Dean John
extend best wishes to
Burke of UCLA and Rabbi
their relatives and
friends for a happy,
David Gordis, UJ vice presi-
healthy New Year
dent and director of its col-
lege of Jewish studies.
Dean Burke said students
MRS. ESTHER FINE
at the University of Judaism
Southfield
would be able to study at
the UCLA for an academic
Wishes all her friends
major previously not avail-
and relatives a happy,
able to them, and UCLA stu-
healthty New Year
dents interested in Judaic
studies will be able to take
Dr. and Mrs.
a major in that field at UJ.
Sidney Friedlaender
He said students in the
and Family
two-degree program must be
12944 Borgman
regularly admissable to both
Huntington. Woods, Mich.
schools and are expected to
Wish All Their Friends and
Relatives A Happy and
complete all UCLA degree
Healthy New Year
and residency requirements.

Joint Degree Plan
in Judaic Studies

Dr. and Mrs. Alex
Friedlaender and Family

8530 Lincoln Drive
Huntington vvouas, Micn. 48070

Extend Best Wishes for a Happy
and Healthy New Year to All
Their Relatives and Friends

I— MRS. GEORGE MAX

16607 Ilene, Detroit
extends to all her relatives
and friends A Happy, •
Healthy' New Year

Best wishes for a year
of health, happiness
and peace to all my
relatives and friends

MRS. PAULINE MAX

Southfield

MR. AND MRS.
SAUL G. LENHOFF

Southfield

wish all their friends and
relatives a year of health,
peace and prosperity

CHARLES and PEARL KOENIGSBERG

Oak Park

Extend best wishes to al all their
friends and relatives for a very happy,
healthy and peaceful New Year

MR. and MRS. LOUIS KEPES

14511 Ludlow, Oak Park, Michigan
ish Their Family and Friends •
A Happy, Healthy and ProsperMis
New Year

To All Our Friends
May happiness &. good health be with you
and yours throughout the coming year

Mollie & Jack Sayles

May the coining year bring the blessings
of peace, health and prosperity
to all our friends and relatives

ANN, DAVID & RHODA SEGAL

22151 Parklawn, Oak Park

ROBERT AND BONNIE TORGOW
ALISSA, GARY AND JULIE

14551 Winchester Ct., Oak Park

extend best wishes to all their relatives and friends for a
HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR

JERRY and JUDIE WEISMAN
NEAL, ELISA & CARY

29709 Brentwood, Southfield
wish all their relatives and friends
a healthy and happy New Year

MACK PACKING CO.

Wishes all their Customers & Friends

A Happy New Year

Sandy Zawierucha

Jim Maisano

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