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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-08-29

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22 Friday, August 29, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Congregation Beth Achim

is pleased to announce
that it will conduct auxiliary

High Holiday Services

in its Social Hall and in the La Med Auditorium
of the United Hebrew School's Rohlik Bldg.

tickets are available at

21100 W. 12 Mile Rd.

for further information or inquiries concerning
membership and seating call the synagogue office

352-8670

SELICHOT SERVICES

Saturday Night, August 30
win h( shown at Social flour, starting

10:00

p•ocedin Serviccs

li(Inight.

YEZKOIS

FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
THAT THEY SHALL BE
REMEMBERED

PLANT A TREE
IN ISRAEL
IN THEIR MEMORY

This observance is an age-
old, hallowed Jewish tradi-
tion and it has become cus-
tomary to plant trees in
Israel to link forever the
cherished memories of your
dear ones.

Phone

MAIL OR PHONE YOUR ORDERS —
WE WILL DO THE REST

JEWISH

111---1111

• • • .f ,

I

mmonin Fun

22100 Greenfield Rd.
Oak Park. Mich. 48237
—968-0820

Custom of Sounding the Shofar

The shofar is an animal's
horn prepared for use as a
musical instrument. To-
gether with the reed, it is
one of the earliest musical
instruments known to man
which is still in use. accord-
ing- to the Encyclopaedia
Judaica. It is mentioned 69
times in the Bible and fre-
quently in talmudic and
post-talmudic literature.
The shofar is first men-
tioned in Exodus 19:16 at
the theophany on Sinai. It
was used to proclaim the Ju-
bilee Year and the procla-
mation of "freedom
throughout the land" (Lev.
25:9-101: the verse which is
engraved upon the Liberty
Bell in Philadelphia. It was
to he sounded on Rosh Has-
hana. It was also used as an
accompaniment to other
musical instruments in
processionals as a signal, as
a clarion call to war, and in
order to induce fear.
When used in the Temple,
the shofar was usually
sounded in conjunction with
the trumpet, the Encyclo-
paedia Judaica reports. The
Talmud states that the
trumpet was made of silver
while the processed horn of
one of the five species of ani-
mal — sheep, goat, moun-
tain goat, antelope, and ga-
zelle — was used to fulfill
the ritual commandment of
the sounding of the shofar.

It further declares that
the shofar should prefera-
bly be made of a ram's or
wild goat's horn, because
they are curved. Tradi-
tionally a ram's horn is
sounded on those days be-
cause of its connection
with the sacrifice of Isaac,
the story of which is the
Torah reading for the sec-
ond day of the festival.
Conversely, a cow's horn
may not be used because of
the incident of the golden
calf. The shofar may not
be painted, though it can
be guilded or carved with

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is pleased to announce that memberships
are now available for the year 5736.

Join a Congregation
dedicated to serving the needs of
modern Jewry while maintaining roots in traditional Conservatism.



Join a membership family
to know the warmth of involvement
in the Religious, Educational and Social Experiences of today's Jewry.



Special new dues structure for young couples and senior citizens

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FOR THE H4GH HOLIDAYS will be available in the synagogue
beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19, thru Thursday, Sept. 4 (except Aug. 31 and Sept. 1)

Monday thru Thursday - 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sundays - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Enroll your children now in the area's only INDEPENDENT SYN-
AGOGUE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL - K thru 12th grade. Bar and Bat
Mitzva training, graduation and Modern Hebrew Language Training.

SPECIAL LOW SCHOOL TUITION RATES FOR MEMBERS

For further information, please call 547-7970

RABBI DAVID A. NELSON
CANTOR SAMUEL L. GREENBAUM
MR. CYRIL SERVETTER, Director of Education

CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM

14601 West Lincoln

Oak Park, Michigan

artistic designs, so long as
the mouthpiece remains
natural.

During,- the month of Elul
the shofar is hlown from the
second day of the new
month to usher in the peni-
tential season. There is a
tradition that Moses as-
cended Mount Sinai for the
second time on Rosh Hodesh
Elul and that the shofar was
sounded so that the children
of Israel might not he mi-
sled. Thus, originally it was
blown only on the first day
of Rosh Hodesh Elul. Today
it is sounded daily, except
for the last day. throughout
the month at morning serv-
ice until Rosh Hashana is
over, and once more on the
Day of Atonement at the
conclusion of thL- final serv-
ice. This last, though, is a
more recent custom.
The shofar may be
sounded only in the day-
time. Women and children
are exempt from the com-
mandment to listen to it,
but such is its place in the
Rosh Hashana ritual that
nearly all do. When Rosh
Hashana occurs on the Sab-
bath, the shofar is not
blown, the traditional rea-
son being "lest he carry it
(the shofar) from one do-
main to another (in violation
of the Sabbath)." When the
Temple was in existence it
was sounded there even on
the Sabbath, but not else-
where.
In modern times the sho-
far is used at the inaugura-
tion of a new president of Is-
rael. During the Six-Day

JWB to Conduct
Health Institute

NEW YORK — "The
Physical Educator: Insuring
the Quality of Life," is the
theme of a national health
and physical education in-
stitute to be conducted by
the Jewish Welfare Board,
the Association of Jewish
Community Centers, YM
and YWHAs and camps in
the U.S. and Canada, Sept.
8-11 at the Montreal YM
and YWHA.
The JWB institute is
geared towards professional
health and physical educa-
tion workers in Jewish com-
munity centers and YM and
YWHAs, but is also open to
center staff from all areas
and members of center
health and physical educa- .
tion committees.
More than 20 concep-
tually linked sessions have
been planned to integrate
program .skills and profes-
sional responsibility.
Among the topics to be dealt
with are family program-
ming, the value and quali-
ties of human life, aquatics
and fitness, the woman in
the physical education pro-
gram, medical emergencies
at the JCC, the health com-
ponent in health and physi-
cal education, and physical
education for older adults.

MICHAEL KAPLIT

Photography ,

Weddings • Bar Mitzvas

642-1039

War in June 1967. the chief
rabbi of the Israel army
blew it at the Western Wall
after its liberation by the Is-
rael Defense Force, using
the same shofar which he
had sounded on Mt. Sinai in
1156. More and more in
modern Israel. the Judaica
concludes, the shofar has
been used to mark various
solemn occasions especially
by the oriental communi-

ties.

Caricatures

for your party

By

SAM FIELD

Call

399-1320

CONGREGATION SHOMER ISRAEL
Is Pleased to Announce That It Will Conduct

HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES

Forr.:::r United Hebrew Schools Building

18955 SCHAEFFER ROAD

Singles



$15.00 — Couples — $25.00

Tickets Are Available at Yucht's Tailor Shop

13430 W. SEVEN MILE ROAD

Lubavitcher Center Auxiliary

HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES

will once again be conducted at the
Lessenger School (Albany near Scotia)

SEATS ARE ONLY $20.00

For Ticket Reservation Call the Center at

548-2666

548-2667

Congregation
Dovid Ben Nuchim

14800 Lincoln Rd. Oak Park

Cordially Invites

The entire Jewish community to the de-
dication ceremony of it's new syn-
agogue

Sun. Aug. 31, 1975

SIFREI TORAH PROCESSION

will begin at 5 p.m.

Testimonial Banquet 6 p.m.

Honoring

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Rott

in the new synagogue

Guest speaker:

Internationally Renowned Orator

Hagoan Horav Borouch Sorotzkin,

Rosh Hayeshiva of Telshe Yeshiva

Rabbi Chaskel Grubner

spiritual leader

Charles Weiner Pres.

COMMITTEE WILL BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN 6-8 P.M.
SUN.-THURS.

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