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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-10-01

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Sabbath Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the eighth day of Tishri, 5737, the following scriptural selections will be read in our synagogues:
Pentateuchal portion, Deuteronomy 31:1-30. Prophetical portion, Hosea 14:2-10, Micah 7:18-20 and Joel
Yom Kippur Scriptural Selections
Sunday evening, Kol Nidre. Monday morning: Pentateuchal portion, Leviticus 16:1-34, Numbers 29:7-11.
Prophetical portion, Isaiah'57:14-58:14.
Monday afternoon': Pentateuchal portion, Leviticus 18:1-30. Prophetical portion ,Jonah 1:1-4: 11, Micah 7 : 18-20.
Candle lighting, Friday, Oct. 1, 6:56 p.m.
Friday, October 1, 1976
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VOL. LXX, No. 4

Trek of the Penitents

Everyone -- nearly everyone! Will be cribable to the group to forget the need for
trekking for penitence as the coming week atonement by states and nations. The in-
will commence with filled synagogues mark- consistencies that relate to the United Na-
ing the Day of Atonement. tions are the best example of deviation from
For most it will be an adherence to trad- justice in the universal sense of group sin-
ition, to many the Yom Kippur day will ring.
The past few years,, during which the
mean a time for genuine desire to pledge
respect for a new year that beckons for jus- Third World, under domination in great
tice and honor and respect for fellow men. measure by the Soviet Union, registered so
Who will question the need for atone- many ills that the hope for a strong instru-
ment and the value of it? Isn't sinning, ac- ment for peace under the aegis of the UN
cepting the formality of it as defined in the has begun to vanish.
Individuals often gather in houses of 'The House on the Roof'
dictionary, more common than sainthood?
Would there be a policy for justice if there worship for atonement. Yom -Kippur is a day
for Jews to do penance and to pledge adher-
were no lawbreakers?
Doing penance, however, in the univer- ence to strictest humanism. The test is for
salistic sense, is much more valid when the world, which does not have a special Day
communities are taken into account, when of Atonement, but it has much more to
it is the state rather than the individual atone for. It is mankind that needs to do
David A. Adler is the author of a very delightful story for
that is sinfully criminal, when injustice be- penance. Those who have condoned inter-
very young readers. He has timed it for the coming festival with
comes a problem for Mankind.
national crimes and prevented the UN from
a Sukkot theme and has appropriately titled it "The House on
The individual is part of the spoken becoming an instrument for decency have
the Roof" (Hebrew Publishing Co.).
community. He is important in the-consid- sinned the most.
The hero is the grandfather and his accomplices irr building
eration of the injustices for which nations
There is need for penance, and group that "house" are his grandchildren who are enjoying his antics.
Grandpa worked silently. He began by dragging a great big
are held responsible. It is because- the indi- penance is the most vital of mankind's obli-
vidual permits the state to become corrupt gations. A turn to decency and justice for all wooden box up to the roof of his apartment house. The mystery
that penance beeomes a duty for group is not an impossibility — provided the soon developed into a reality. He was building a booth, a house
and his family.
human factor will become a factor on the for himself
The landlady was furious. She had only rented -an apart-
Too many corruptions have become as- international scene.
ment and had not given permission_to the old man to do con-

Fun Galore for Young
Readers in Sukkot Story

A World Basking in Hypocrisy

In truth, Scriptures can be quoted for
all purposes, and it is not necessary to be
gullible to appreciate the realism of much
that stems from traditional admonitions. -
The international community is
steeped in so much hypocrisy that there is
no wonder so many turn to prayer, pleading
with the Almighty for protection from the
evil-doers who serve in the name of diplo-
macy and domination that so often becomes
In view of the miseries that stem from
unruly government, a realism in Psalms
(5:10) is ever timely. To quote the Psalmist:
There is no sincerity in their mouth;
their inward part is a yawning gulf, their
throat is an open sepulchre; they make
smooth their tongue."
How applicable this is to what stems
from and keeps developing in the poisoned
atmosphere of the United Nations!
It was not many months ago that the
leader of the PLO, the hate-mongering _or-
ganization that misuses an historic name
and calls itself the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization, dominated over the world or-
ganization with a speech aimed at Genocide,
at a _ n appeal for the-destruction of Israel, in
an aura in which he had the support of the
overwhelming representation in the UN.
iviucn has happened since. In the name
of the PLO many acts were perpetrated in
efforts to annihilate the Israelis. Jews were
not the only ones to suffer. One of the tools
of destruction of the dastardly group was
hijacking, another was blackmail, and in
the main it fed on terror against humanity.
PLO inhumanities reached their
heights in Lebanon where Arabs in the un-
iforms of the PLO were massacring fellow
Arabs, Christians as well as Moslems, in the
battle for domination. Had the PLO suc-
eperipd fhp wholesale massacre might have

been so terrifying that a new page of bar-
barism might have put to shame the cruel-
ties of the past.
Last week the retiring president of
Lebanon, Suleiman Franjieh, spcike
bluntly, frankly, exposing the PLO, de-
manding its dissolution. What he said de-
mands widest circulation. Franjieh, in a
farewell radio address, said, "They came to
us as guests in 1949, when the new Israeli-
created state kicked them out. We awarded
them every possible hospitality, -but even-
tually they turned into savage wolves,
sought to kill their hosts and become mas-
ters of Lebanon," Franjieh said.
Franjieb proposed that a pan-Arab
council be set up to take over leadership of
the Palestinian guerilla movement "be-
cause the PLO has regretfully proven itself
unfit to govern the Palestinians."
This is where the condoning of hypoc-
risy comes in. It took many months for a
Lebanese to speak out against Arafat.
Where was he and where were his fellow
moderates in the Arab world when Arafat
was advocating destruction of Israel?
Perhaps silence on the part of Arabs is un-
derstandable because, at the time when
Arafat was glorified as a hero, life was in-
secure for moderate Arabs.
In spite of the Franjieh outcry there
now is evidence that the PLO still is collect-
ing funds in the United States, as Jack An-
derson exposed in a syndicated column last
week, and even in the U.S. State Depart-
ment there are government officials who
are mollycoddling the PLO.
The decent people in the world must live
on hopes that what Franjieh said will re-
awaken the sleepers in the diplomatic
spheres. Perhaps there.will, then, be less of
hypocrisy in universalism.

struction work in her building.
Grandfather completed his task. The house was built. The
family joined him and they celebrated Sukkot.
But the landlady was angered. She took Grandpa to court
and registered her complaint. The defendant told his story. He
was celebrating hiS holiday. The judge smiled, then became
serious. He held the elderly man guilty of a misdemeanor. He
has abused a privilege. He allowed 10 days for the "house -on the
roof" to be dismantled. Both men smiled. The task was accom-
plished, the holiday was observed and the abuser of a tenant's
privilege was punished.
It's not a new plot, but Adler's is timely, simply told for the
young reader, and the story is well illustrated with pictures by
Marilynn Hirsh. In the Adler-Hirsh story-there is much fun for
the youngest readers.

'Bagel Baker of *Mulliner Lane'

Magic in Bagels to Delight

Young Readers in Funny Story

Judith Hope Blau fills a great need for young readers. She
provides humor. She delights with a story that will charm
yoUngsters and will find an audience as well among their e
"The Bagel Baker of Mulliner Lane" .(McGraw-Hill) i
personal experience because it is a true story about her farm y,
about Grandfather Izzy and Grandmother Sonny, and about
family and neighbors.
Because it is a true tale about the bakery of her grandfather
in the Bronx, it is like a history of a New York neighborhood.
Mrs. Blau, who specialized in art and sculpture, is not only
the author of this charming story: she is also its illustrator, and
the combination is unique and expressive.
But the story itself is the especially welcome provider of
humor for young readers. It is humor and adventure, since it
relates the magic of Grandfather Izzy's bagels. The secret of the
baker's bagels is what creates the sensations emerging into an
adventure that must be read to be delighted in.
Grandfather's creations were pirabagel and an elephan-
tagel bagel, and their baker danced to the tune of magic-making
that gives the story action with dickagel and other bagels,
m atching presents as Grandma Sonny gets into the act.
Parents searching for delightful stories will share their
children's laughs as they read to them or with them "The Bagel
Baker of Mulliner Lane."

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