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MRS. MOLLIE MARGOLIS
Oak Park
Wishes all her friends and
Relatives a very happy
and prosperous New Year

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20—Friday, Sept. 270974

The 'Four Species' That Symbolize Sukkot

The Four Species of Suk-
kot are four different plants
which form an obligatory
part of the rite according to
the biblical commandment,
"And ye shall take you on
the first day (of Sukkot) the
fruit of goodly trees,
branches- of palm trees, and
boughs of thick -trees, and
willows of the brook, and ye
shall rejoice before the Lord
your God seven days." (Lev.
23:40)
The special sukka comes

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Wish All Their Relatives and
Friends A Year of Good
Health, Happiness and Prosperity

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MR: AND MRS. JULIUS ROTENBERG

Wish A Happy and
Healthy New Year

To All Their Relatives and Friends

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DR. AND MRS.
MAURICE M. SILVERMAN

Arbor Way — Southfield
Wish all their family
and friends
a year of good health, peace and happiness

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Extend their best wishes for • a Happy New
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from the enjoiner "Ye shall
dwell in booths for seven
days." (Lev. 23.42) The En-
cyclopedia Judaica states,
Sukkot means "booths" or
"tabernacles."
Two of the species are giv-
en explicity: the "branches
of palm trees" are the Lulav,
and the "willows of the
brook" the Aravot. Tradi-
tion has universally identi-
fied two others as "fruits of
the goodly trees" or Etrog,
a citrus fruit, and the
"boughs of thick trees" or
Hadasim, myrtle. The four
species are made up of three
sprigs of cpyrtle and two of
willow, which are bound to
the Lulav with strips of
palm. They are held in the
right hand and the Etrog is
held separately in the left.
During the Temple period
the main ceremony using the
four species took place in the
Temple. They were waved in
a prescribed manner: to-
ward the east, south, west,
north, upward and down-
ward, in acknowledgement of
divine rule over nature. Af-
ter the Musaf sacrifice of the
day had been offered, the
four species were again tak-
en, this time in procession
around the altar while
Psalms were chanted.
The popularity of the cere-
mony during the period of
the Second Temple is reflec-
ted in the fact that Hanuka
was celebrated by the Mac-
cabees as a second Feast of
Tabernacles. Then there was
the incident in which the vast
throng of worshippers in the
Temple pelted King Alexan-
er Yannai with their Etrogim
during the festival as an t x-
pression of protest, the auth-
oritative Encyclopaedia Jud-
aica adds.
The remarkable hold which
the four species had on the
sentiments of the • people dur-
ing the Second Temple per-
iod, and immediately after-
ward, is evidenced by the
fact that even during the rig-
ors of war, Bar Kokhba took
special care to see that his
warriors were supplied with
them.
In the Bible no attempt is
made to explain the symbo-
lism of the four species.
They probably symbolized
the fertility of the land as
evidenced in the harvest just
concluded, and for future
good yields. There are a
number of moral and homi-
letic interpretations in the
Midrash and by kabalistic
symbolism.
Plutarch wrote an inter-
esting description of Sukkot
during the Greek diaspora
and the end of the first and
the beginning of the second
century CE. At the time, the
non-Jews of Alexandria and
Rome alleged that the cult
of Dionysus, the Greek god
of wine and fertility., was
widespread among 7ews.
Plutarch, says the Encyclo-
paedia Judaica, gives the
following Bacchanalian in-
terpretation to the festival:
"After the festival called
'the fast' (the Day of Atone-
ment), during the vintage,
the Jews place tables laden
with different f r u i t s in
booths of thickets woven
from vines and ivy. Their
. . . festival . . . one may
simply call a Bacchanalian
festival. For this is a festi-
val on which the Jews carry

fig branches and sticks
aderned with ivy and carry
them into the Temple. One
does not know what they do
iri the Temple. It seems rea-
sonable to suppose that they
practice rites in honor of
Bacchus. For they blow
small horns as the people of
Argos do during the festival
of Dionysus, and call upon
their god."
The famous historian Taci-
tus also wrongly thought that
Jews served the god Liber,
i.e. Bacchus-Dionysus, but
"whereas the festival of Lib-
er is joyful, the Jewish festi-
val of Liber is sordid and
absurd."
Sukkot begins on the 15th
day of the month of Tishri
a n d commemorates th e
dwellings in which the Chil-
dren of Israel survived in
the wilderness after the Ex-
odus. The festival lasts for
seven days. The eighth day
after Sukkot is the festival of
Shemini Azeret. Work is for-
bidden on the first day of
Sukkot and on the eighth
day, Shemini Azeret, accord-
ing to Lev. 23.35.

Yom Kippur War
Booklet Available

The Israel Histadrut Cam-
paign has published a book-
let on the Yom Kippur War
and the participation of the
American labor movement in
the Middle East conflicts of
1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973.
The 48-page brochure con-
tains a large number of
photographs including docu-
ments, scenes of the Yom
Kippur War and pictures • of
labor and Israeli leaders.
The booklet, which des-
cribes the accomplishments
of Histadrut within the United
States during the war crisis,
is available through the His-
tadrut office, 28555 Middle.
belt, Farmington 48024.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Zeitlin

and Family

wish all their friends and relatives
A Year of Health, Happiness & Peace

Best Wishes For A Year
of Peace, Health and Happiness
To All Our Relatives, Friends
and the Entire Jewish Community

MR. and MRS. MORRIS DORN
and FAMILY

The Officers
and Directors

of the

MOIES CHETIM
ORGANIZATION
OF DETROIT

wish to extend their best wishes for a
happy and prosperous New Year to all
Synagogues, Organizations and all of
the Detroit and Suburban Jewry for help-
ing to carry out the Mitzva of Moies
Chetim so no Jewish family or indi-
vidual in our midst shall be denied the
necessities for Pesach.

MORRIS DORN, President
MORREY GOULD, Vice-Pres.
ABE KATZMAN, Vice-Pr r e es.—Tres.
ABE SATOVSKY, Vice- Pres.
' MRS. SAMUEL LEVE, Fin. Sec'y.
MRS. JOSEPH M. MARKEL, Secy.
BEN WEISMAN, Secy.

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