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July 23, 1976 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-07-23

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Friday, July 23, 1976 41

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Seattle Rabbi Here to Promote Transcendental Meditation Use

By HEIDI PRESS

Rabbi Raphael H. Levine,
emeritus rabbi of Seattle's
Temple De Hirsch, in De-
troit to address a meeting of
the International Medita-
tion Society chapter, con-
tended that there was a def-
inite relationship between
Judaism and transcendental
meditation (TM) and that a
significant number of Jews,
especially in the U.S., were
practitioners and among the
TM leadership.
TM is practiced twice-
daily for 20-minute periods.
The practitioner sits down,
relaxes and repeats a spe-
`cic sound or word until he
ars his mind of tension.
According to Rabbi Lev-
me, the relationship be-
tween the TM movement
and Judaism is in their ulti-
mate goals.
"The Maharishi (Ma-
hesh Yogi, founder of the
movement), wanted to
create a perfect world,
one, in which every indi-
vidual would feel his own
potentials for growth.

Circuit Court Post
Sought by Judge

RABBI LEVINE

"At the same time, Juda-
ism looks toward the mes-
sianic age or messianic ideal
= to a world of justice,
peace and brotherhood."
"If we have a perfect
world Jews will be able to
survive."
When it was suggested to
him that the Jews have sur-
vived in an imperfect world',
Rabbi Levine said that in a
perfect world "Jews will be
able to survive without suf-

fering or constant brutal-
ity."
A practitioner of TM for
the past three years, the
75-year-old Rabbi Levine
travels around the country
trying to persuade others
to join the movement. He
remarked that former
Grand Rapids rabbi,
Harry Essrig, now of Los
Angeles, was deeply inter-
ested in the movement.
The rabbi said that Jews
figured prominently in the
TM movement, as practi-
tioners and in the leader-
ship. He said that many of
the teachers, writers and
national leaders of the
movement are Jews.
He said many Jews join
the movement because they
feel neglected by the syn-
agogue and community.
In Israel there is a strong
following of the movement,
he said, but was unable to
quote a specific number. In
south - Oakland County,
there are about 4,000 practi-
tioners, many from South-
field, Oak Park and Hun-

tington Woods, where there
are heavy concentrations of
Jews.
What does Rabbi Levine
hope to achieve in his re-
cruiting missions? He's
trying to get the Jews back.
"TM can help Judaism. It
makes Jews better Jews."

Take time off even from
the study of the Torah, to
find time for serving God.
- —Berachoth 54.

Fifth Aliya

The Fifth Aliya, the re-
sult of Hitler's rise to power
in 1933 swelled immigration

in Palestine from an annual
average of 3,500 between
1926-1932 to 65,500 in 1936.

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Graff Family Gives Gift to WSU

re-opens with an all new look
and all new childrens clothes great
for Back to school, Fall and Winter!

Grand Re-Opening
Outer Wear Sale!

JUDGE ALICE GILBERT

Judge Alice L. Gilbert of
the 48th District Court is
one of the candidates run-
ning for a seat on the Oak-
land County Circuit Court.
Judge Gilbert has been a
judge for 15 years, serving
as justice of the peace for
Bloomfield Township and
Bloomfield Hills and then as
district court judge.
She is a graduate of 'Wel-
lesley College and North-
western University law
school, and has done gradu-
ate law studies at Wayne
State University, the Uni-
versity of Detroit, the Uni-
versity of Michigan and
Harvard.
She has also taken gradu-
ate work at the National
College of State Judiciary at
the University of Nevada.

Senate Candidates
at Public Meeting

Candidates for the U. S.
mate in Michigan have
een invited to present their
.lews at a public meeting to
ere held at the Labor Zionist
Institute Sunday evening,
Aug. 1.
The Labor Zionist Alli-
ance, the Jewish Labor
Committee, Anti-Defama-
tion League and Workmen's
Circle are co-sponsoring the
meeting.
Details of the meeting
and participants will be an-
nounced next week. The
public is invited to partici-
pate in the discussions and
the question-answer period
to be conducted with the
candidates.

Save on (just arrived)
boys/girls
jackets, coats,
snowsuits

.400

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Matilda Graff of Southfield presented a $4,000 check
to Wayne State University President George E. Gullen
Jr., right, to establish the Emanuel Graff Scholarship
Loan Fund at the university. Shown with Mrs. Graff and
Gullen is Robert C. Weinbaum, attorney and friend of
the Graff family. The fund, named in honor of the late
Mr. Graff who died in March, will provide interest-free
loans to assist men and women who encounter financial
hardships while seeking college educations after work-
ing some years following high school. The fund incorpor-
ates Mrs. Graff's own contributions and memorial gifts
from family and friends. Mrs. Graff is a financial aids
officer in the Student Financial Aids office at WSU.

Campers' Puppet Show Tours

The Third Annual Camp Janice Goldberg, Chris-
Tamarack Modell Mari- tine Grimsley, Sandra Lef-
onette Puppet Road Show kofsky, Valerie Meyerson,
will be presented at Camp Lisa Plamer, Myra Roth-
Wise, Chicago; Camp Chi, blatt, Joanna Salomon,
Lake Delton, Wisc.; Camp Richard Tinn and David
Tavor, Three Rivers; and Yellen.
Camp Tamarack, Brighton,
Program staff includes
through Thursday. The Linda Ginsberg, David Sap-
show is entitled, "The Leg- per, Ellen Wechsler, Heidi
Gottfried, Judy Pasternak
end of Three and Four."
Developed 10 years ago by and Debra Sider.
Israeli puppet master,
For information on the
David Ben-Shalom, and di- puppet program, call the
rected by Phil Molby, the Fresh Air Society office,
show is presented by camp- 851-7733.
ers and staff who create
Finishes Residency
their own puppets, cos-
Dr. Neil M. Keats, son of
tumes, scenery and write
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Keats
their own stage directions.
Participating this year of Mulberry Ln., Bloomfield
are Adrienne Adler, Susan Hills, has completed his re-
Berkal, Lisa Bialsky, Bon- sidency at the University of
nie Blazar, Deborah Blu- Maryland Hospital and is
menstein, Shoshana Buch- practicing orthopedic sur-
alter, Yvonne Dalenka, gery in Glen Burnie, Md.

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