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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-05-16

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12 Friday, May 16, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Tru faith finds expression
in devotion.
—Sholem Asch

Act of Kneeling in Prayer
Banned by Bible Tract

Flint to Participate
in UJA Mission

The- Flint Jewish commu-
nity will send some of its
members on a United Jew-
ish Appeal young leadership
mission in November. A
four-day pre-mission trip to
Warsaw and Auschwitz is
planned.
Participating in the mis-
sion will be Dr. and Mrs.
Brian Beck, Dr. and Mrs ;
Bruce Foote, Dr. and Mrs.
Jerome Kasle and Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Melet. For in-
formation, call the Flint
Jewish Community Council
office, 767-5922.
Dr. Beck reported that
the Council's leadership de-
velopment committee had a
successful year. The com-
mittee, headed by Dr. Beck,
studied the operation of the
FJCC and hosted several
speakers in a variety of
fields. A major activity of
the committee was the host-
ing.of a seder.

1

Sports Beat

Larry- Wolf, a senior at
Carman High School, was
named to the second team in
the south division of the
Genesee County High
School Hockey League:
Marty Wolf was recognized
for having scored 85 points
for his team.
Men, age 15-75, are in-
vited to join the FJCC soft-
ball team. Practice will be
held on Sunday mornings
with- games played on
Thursday evenings. For in-
formation, call Carl or Ste-
phanie Rittman, 232-5716.
Mrs. Rittman is forming a
women's softball team to
participate in a YMCA
league. Anyone. interested
in participating may 'call
her. Couples interested in
participating in- bowling in
the fall may call the Ritt-
mans.
• In the Hadassah Bowling
League, Muriel Patek still
holds the game high score of
220, 262 with handicap.
Marla Stone has a three-
game high total of 498. Em-
ily Bank has a three-game
high with handicap total of
638. Members of the first
place - team are Harriet
Kahn, Muriel_ Patek, Elain
Pier and Linda Wolpe.

Aliya Conference
'Scheduled June 1

The Michigan Area Re-
gional Aliya Conference will
be held from 9 a.m. to, 4:30
p.m. June 1' at the 10 Mile
Jewish Community Center
in Oak Park. The conference
Will focus on current issues
and establish a regional
council.
Anyone interested in at-
tending the Michigan Aliya
Conference may call the
Council office, 767-594..

Community Calendar

May 19—Beth Israel Sister-
, hood board meet-
ing, 12:30- p.m.,
synagogue.
• —Temple Beth El
board meeting, 8
p.m., temple.
20—Bnai Brith Wom-
en's Mah Jong
Night, 7:30 p.m.,
River Forest club
house.
—Bnai Brith board

meeting, 8 p.m.

21—Ann
Lebster
Chapter, Hadas-
sah, luncheon and
installation, 12:30
p.m.; Temple Beth
- El.
22—Beth El Sister-
hood luncheon for
Senior Friendship
Club, 12:30 p.m.,
temple.

Mrs. Bayer; 238-7367, - or
Mrs. Elk, 239-1654. Guests
are invited.
Mrs. Bayer chaired the re-
cent District 7 Biennial con-
vention at the Heritage Ho-
tel in Detroit. Also
attending were Mesdames
Benison, Elk, Friedberg and
Greenberg.

The abolition of kneeling
In prayer by Jews is one of
the interesting examples of
a custom's abolition simply
because it had become char-
acteristic of the forms of
worship evolved by other
religions. The Mohamme-
dan custom- of removing
one's shoes for prayer led to
its abolition as a Jewish
form of reverence,' and
kneeling as an essential
form of Jewish worship was
abolished when it became
ass@ciated with the Chris-
tian Church.

Telegram Bank
Aids Threatened
Diaspora Jews

The rationale was found
by interpreting the verse
of Lev. 26:1 tb mean that it
was forbidden to kneel or
prostrate oneself on any

ORT Women Plan Installation

• Flint Chapter, Women's
American ORT, will have its
annual • installation and
champagne gourmet lunch-
eon, 12:30 p.m. ,Tuesday at
the Flushing Valley Golf
and Country Club. Rose Elk
is -luncheon chairman, and
Bea Greenberg will b•toast-
mistress.
Henrietta Kurtz, past'
Michigan Region president
and a member of the over-
seas schools study mission,
will install Eve Bayer, presi-
dent; Carol Benison, Gayle
Silverman, Tobye Weiss and
Rose GoOdstein, vice presi-
dents; Carol Hurand and
Bea Greenberg, secretaries;
and Harriet Friedberg, trea-
surer. For reservations, call

1

Bar Mitzva

Lorne Lebster, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Lebster,
will become Bar Mitzva 11
a.m. May 24 at Temple Beth
El.

OBITUARIES1

Miriam Bateman

Miriam Bateman, - a Flint
resident for the past 30
years, died April 29 at age
51.
Born in Connellsville, Pa.,
Mrs. Bateman was a mem-
ber of Temple Beth El and
its sisterhood, St. Joseph
Hospital. --Auxiliary, Hurley
Medical Center Auxiliary
and the Flint Institute of
Arts. She resided at 1708 E.
Second.
She is survived by her
husband, Dr. Lawrence G.;
a daughter, Mrs. Steven
(Rhea) Kutnick of Chicago;
and one grandson.

The soul is sustained by
the regard for that which
transcends all immediate
purposes. The sense of the
transcendent is the heart of
culture, the very essence of
humanity. The world is sus-
tained by unworldliness.
—Abraham J. Heschel

Kneeling in prayer is no
longer practiced by Jews. It
was practiced during the
biblical period, and specific
reference to it can be found
in the Bible, e.g. Daniel 6:11, -
Ezra 9:5.
During. the period of the
Second Temple it was also
characteristic of the Temple
service, and the Mishna
prescribes/ the 13 acts of
prostration which had to be
performed by those visiting
the Temple. In addition,
during the Avoda, on the
Day of Atonement,' soon
as the high priest mentioned
the ineffable name of God,
all those present grostrated
themselves, according to the
Encyclopaedia Judaica.

The Flint Jewish Commu-
nity •ouncil's community
relations committee is seek-
ing subscribers to its tele-
gram bank project.
The telegram bank is used
to express Jewish' commu-
nity opinion on a matter in-
volving Jews living any-
where in the world.
In the past year telegram
banks were used for urging
Congressmen to ,continue
their support of the Jack-
son-Mills/Vanik Amend-
ment, urging Soviet officials
to .mitigate penalties to So-
viet Jewish activists, urging
the President and Congress
to maintain their support of
Israel and protesting the
invitation to Yasir Arafat to
speak before the UN.
Mailgrams may be
charged to a monthly tele-
phone bill or may be paid
for in advance at the JCC of-
fice, 120 W. Kearsley.

Arabs Prosper
With Strawberries

NEW YORK -- Most of
the off-season strawberries
in Europe come from Tira,
an Arab village located 18
miles from Tel Aviv.
Referred to by the Israelis
as "Strawberryville," Tira
has the highest income per
capita of any non-petroleum
Arab region in the Middle
East.
The Arabs have planted
350 acres in strawberries,,
average 3,000 tons anually;
more than 80 percent of Is-
rael's total strawberry pro-
duction. This year the 9,500
residents of Tira expect to
gross- about $2 million in
what they aptly call "red

1.



24 Pct. of Jews
`Shy,' Study Shows

NEW YORK (JTA) — Ini-
tial results of the first sys-
tematic study of why people
are shy and how it affects
their lives, now underway at
Stanford University in'
Calif., shows that only 24
percent of the Jews sur-
veyed report themselves to
be shy — about half that of
most other ethnic groups.

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though the Aleinu prayer
which concludes every
service has the specific
phrase, "and we bend the
knee and prostrate our-
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bowing is not generally
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Nevertheless there are
two exceptions
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prostration in the syn-
agogue during the Aleinu
prayer of the Musaf service
on Rosh ti ashana and
Yom Kippur, and during the
recital of the Avoda on Yom
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