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January 03, 1975 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-01-03

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January Declared Lubavitch Month in Michigan

Michigan Governor Wil-
liam Milliken has signed an
executive declaration pro-
claiming January 1975 as
"Lubavitch Month."
Under the leadership of the
present Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Menachem Mendel
Schneerson, of New York,
Lubavitch has expanded into
a global organization, a n d
its Hasidic Jewish beliefs and
teachings have sunk deep
roots in the United States.
Lubavitch Center s and
abad Houses on cam-
es are found in most ma-
jor cities in the U.S. and
Canada, and thousands of
university students have been
attracted to the high moral

Zuckerman Dances in Chabad

dedication of the Hasidic
movement.
On the tenth day of Shevat
(Jan. 22 this year) 25 years
of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's
leadership will be celebrated
around the world.
Governor Milliken, in his
proclamation urged all citi-
zens to extend to Rabbi
Schneerson ". . . congratu-
lations and best wishes for a
quarter century of outstand-
ing nobility of leadership and
great achievements in help-
ing maintain and preserve
the highest ethical, mor al
and spiritual standards of our
fair country."
The Governor noted that
Detroiter Paul Zuckerman, center, national president
the Lubavitcher Rebbe had of the United Jewish Appeal, is shown dancing with the
Lubavitcher Hasidim in their town of K'far Chabad on his
recent visit to Israel with the UJA mission. Zuckerman said
he was, impressed with the lifestyle and attitudes of the
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his great humanitarian and
spiritual accomplishments by
the President of the United
States and by the governors,
senators, congressmen a n d
mayors of our major states
and cities."
The Michigan House and
the Michigan Senate, led by
majority floor leaders Rep-

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January, 1975 has been designated as LUBAVITCH MONTH in honor of its illustrious
history of service to youth.

WHEREAS, the international Jewish organization and group called "LUBAVITCH"
is a part of the Hassidic movement founded by the saintly Rabbi Israel
Baal Shem Tov two centuries ago; and

WHEREAS, the world leader of Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson,
called The Lubavitcher Rebbe, has raised to the highest levels the ethics
and morals of our youth and his achievements have received recognition
from the President of the United States and by governors, congressmen,
senators and mayors of many of our leading states and cities; and

WHEREAS, Rabbi Schneerson, The Lubavitcher Rebbe, has spearheaded,his cam-
paign with youth with an urgent call toDWish women and girls--even the
very young--to kindle the Sabbath and festival candles every Friday and
on the eve of the festivals thereby becoming the torchbearers of our
generation and illuminating the moral and spiritual glOom that threatens
to engulf many of our young people; and

WHEREAS, during January, 1975 a quarter century of The Lubavitcher Rebbe's
leadership will be celebrated around the world and will be marked in
Michigan by a series of outstanding and unusual "HASSIDIC HAPPENING"
concerts in Detroit (January 7), Flint (January 8), Lansing (January 9)
and Ann Arbor (January 12); now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that we recognize January, 1975 as "LUBAVITCH MONTH" in Michigan
and that Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, The Lubavitcher Rebbe, be congrat-
ulated, honored, and respectfully thanked by this Senat twenty-five
years of selfless, super-human efforts on behalf of our youth especially
those on our campuses here in Michigan; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the undersigned leadership heartily applauds the call of --
The Lubavitcher Rebbe to strengthen the observance of the traditional
candle-lighting before the Sabbath and Jewish holidays, agreeing with the
Rebbe's statement, With the world currently so shrouded in darkness and
FORTiiTon, it is important that every woman add light to illuminate it,"
especially since the significance of the candle lighting is to brighten
the home, bring peace and harmony, and deepen the family relationship;
it is therefore of immeasurable value that the woman should carefully
observe the candle lighting with delight and gladness of heart for it
endows her with G-d fearing children who will illuminate the world with
Torah, while it brings peace on earth and long life to the members of her
family.

DANIEL S. COOPER, State Senator
The Fifteenth District
Majority Floor Leader

Governor Signs Proclamation

WILLIAM B. FITZGERALD, Sta e Senator
The First District
Majority Leader

At Lansing
December 26, 1974

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resentative J o se ph Forbes
and Senator Daniel Cooper,
passed similar resolutions.
Present at the signing of
the Declaration in the Gov-
ernor's office in Lansing
were Irwin I. Cohn, chair-
man of Chabad-Lubavitch in
Michigan, and Rabbi Berel
Shemtov, the executive di-
rector.
Rabbi Shemtov and Cohn
presented the governor with
a geographic globe studded
with pins marking the loca-
tion of Lubavitch of fic es
around the world, and the
Governor placed a small flag
for the Michigan Lubavitch
office.
The Lubavitcher R e b b e,
honored by the Governor's
declaration, is currently wag-
ing a massive world-wide
campaign for all Jewish
women and girls — even the
very young — to kindle the
Sabbath and festival candles
every Friday and on the eve
of festivals.
"With the world currently
so shrouded in darkness and
confusion, it is important that
every woman add light to il-
luminate it," declared Rabbi
Schneerson.
To mark the 25th leader-
ship anniversary, Lubavitch
is staging a series of "Hasi-
dic Happening" concerts, fea-
turing Hasidic singers, danc-
ers and musicians.
The c one e r t in Detroit,
honoring philanthropist Na-
than P. Rossen, will be held
7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ford
Auditorium.
"Hasidic Happening" will
be in Flint, sponsored by the
Flint Jewish Community
Council, Wednesday, in Lan-
sing Thursday at the Engi-
neering Hall, and in Ann
Arbor Jan. 12 at the Lydia
Mendelsohn Theater. Chair-
man of the concerts are
Harold Beznos and David
Hermelin.
"Lubavitch" is an inter-
national Jewish organization,
part of the Hasidic move-
ment. Hasidism was founded
in the early 18th Century by
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem. Tov
at a time when Jews were
persecuted.
Hasidism was a joyous way
of fulfilling Divine com-
mands through prayer and
devotion of one's life to a
higher, godly purpose.
Chabad, wisdom, under-
standing and knowledge was

Michigan Governor William E. Milliken inserted a flag
in the globe to mark the Michigan office of the Chabad-
Lubavitch movement, during recent ceremonies in the Gov-
ernor's office when he declared January as Lubavitch Month
in Michigan. Participating in the ceremonies were Rabbi
Berel Shemtov, left, executive director of . the organization
in the Midwest, and Irwin I. Cohn, chairman.
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*

Governor William E. Milliken is shown signing the ex-
ecutive declaration proclaiming January as Lubavitch Month
in Michigan in honor of the 25 years of leadership of the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Rep-
resenting the Lubavitch movement in Michigan were Irwin
I. Cohn, left, and Rabbi Berel Shemtov.

combined with the philoso- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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