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18 Friday, July 22, 1977

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Historical Meaning of Tisha b'Av

"FIRST FOR
A REASON"

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(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)

There is significant histor-
ical background of the Fast
of the Ninth of Av (Tisha
b'Av—occuring this Sun-
day).
The Talmud (Taanit 26b)
lists five tragic events that
occurred on that day in the
annals of Jewish history.
The Divine decree announc-
ing that the Israelites of the
desert wandering period
would not enter the Prom-
ised Land themselves (only
their children would) was is-
sued on this day.
Both the first and second
Temples in Jerusalem were
destroyed on that day. The
ill-fated revolution of Betar
would up in defeat and de-
struction on that day. The
city of Jerusalem was re-
duced to shambles on that
day.
Other sources bring addi-
tional events that character-
ized this day as a tragic

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one in Jewish history. After
hearing the reports of the
scouts during their wander-
ing in the desert, the Israel-
ites began to wail and cry
on that night, i.e., the night
of Tisha b'Av (Taanit 29a,
Numbers 14:1). It is also
said that the expulsion of
the Jews from Spain took
place on the day of Tisha
b'Av.
There were some who
raised the question that
now that Jerusalem is
again in Jewish hands,
should there still be a fast

Religious School
Seeking Students

Temple Kol Ami is seek-
ing students for its religious
school conducted at Hillel
Day School for younger stu-
dents and in the temple for
the older children.
The religious school.
which includes Hebrew stud-
ies and Jewish history.
meets 9:45 a.m.-noon on
Sundays. The youth group
meets during religious
school hours.
In addition to the Sunday
morning sessions, there are
Wednesday afternoon clas-
ses for interested students
and for Bar and Bat Mitzva
candidates.
For information on the re-
ligious school program,
open to children of mem-
bers, call the temple, 661-
0040. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or Gail
Hollander, membership
chairman. 851-6573.

Rabbinical Body
Officers Named

The Rabbinical Commis-
sion of Detroit recently
elected the following:
Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum of
Temple Emanu-El, presi-
dent; Rabbi Israel Halpern
of Cong. Beth Abraham-
Hillel, vice president;
Rabbi Ernst Conrad of
Temple Kol Ami, secretary-
treasurer; Rabbi Leon
Fram of Temple Israel. hon-
orary president.

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day observed on Tisha
b'Av? However, the trou-
bles and tragedies that the
new state of Israel has en-
dured in the course of its
brief history convinced
most people that the day of
Jewish tragedy is far from
over.

Jewish Gen e alogy
Magazine Debuts

NEW YORK — Toledot:
The Journal of Jewish Gene-
alogy, a magazine devoted
exclusively to the research
of Jewish ancestry, has re-
cently made its debut.
The quarterly is co-edited
by Arthur Kurzweil and Ste-
ven W. Siegel, and the con-
tributing editor is Rabbi
Malcolm H. Stern, genealo-
gist of the American Jewish
Archives.
The summer issue will in-
clude articles on Jewish ge-
nealogical sources. Jewish
genealogical history. a con-
versation with Rabbi Stern
and a review of "Finding
Our Fathers. a Guidebook
to Jewish Genealogy."
For information. write
Toledot. P.O. Box 126.
Flushing, N.Y. 11367.

Adat Shalom Sets
Tisha b'Av Rites

Adat Shalom Synagogue
will usher in Tisha b'Av at
services 9:30 p.m. Saturday
in the synagogue. A candle-
light service will be held,
highlighted by an exhibit en-
titled, "The Holocaust:
1933-1945."
Cantor Larry Vieder will
chant the liturgy, accom-
panied by Steven Posen,
Saul Rose, Rabbi Seymour
Rosenbloom, Asher Tilchin,
Michael Neuvirth, Michael
Thirman and Ricky Schos-
tak. -
Dramatic readings, culled
from a special booklet pre-
pared by Posen, director of
education and youth, will
be presented by Linda
Nack, Lisa Lieberman, Sha-
ron Taylor, Judy Frank,
Judy Poger and Noam Gel-
fond.
The community is in-
vited.

Temple Plans
Treasure Hunt

Temple Beth Jacob will
hold its annual treasure
hunt 7 p.m. Aug. 6, meeting
at the Fish Travel office in
Farmington Hills. There is
a charge, and guests are
welcome.
Deadline for reservations
is Monday. For reserva-
tions, call Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Dickstein, 682-1177.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fish.
626-9674. or Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Schreier, 642-0111.

In their new book, "The
People's Almanac Presents
the Book of Lists," David
Wallenchinsky, Irving Wal-
lace and Amy--Wallace pub-
lish "Exodus" author Leon
Uris' list of the 11 greatest
Jews of all time. They are:
Moses, David, Solomon,
Jesus, Albert Einstein, Sig-
mund Freud, David Ben-
Gurion. Maimonides, the
• othschilds, Karl Marx,
Heinrich Heine .

Synagogue

Services

ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Joshua Baker, Bar Mitzva. Tisha b'Av
services 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
CONG. BETH ACHIM: Servoces 6 p.m. today and 8:45
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gorrelick will speak on "Shabat
Chazon." Tisha b'Av services 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
8:15 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Joseph Baras will chant the lit-
urgy.
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Schwartz will speak on "Jewish Hot
Spots."
TEMPLE BETH JACOB OF PONTIAC: Services 8:30 p.m.
today in the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Littmann,
2752 Courville Dr., Bloomfield Twp.
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 7:15 p.m. today and 8:45-
a.m. Saturday. Tisha b'Av services 10 p.m. Saturda
and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45
a.m. Saturday. Tisha b'Av services 9:45 p.m. Saturday
and 8 a.m. Sunday.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8 p.m. today, conducted
by Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kaatz and the Seymour Joffe
Family.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Fram
will speak on "Carter vs. Begin—The Battle of the Cen-
tury." Robert Boyer, Bar Mitzva. Services 11 a.m. Sat-
urday.
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL NUSACH H'ARI: Services 9
p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gottlieb will
speak on "Shabat Chazon."
Regular services will be held at Cong. Bais Chabad of
West Bloomfield, Cong. Beth Abraham-Hillel, Cong. Beth
Isaac of Trenton, Cong. Beth Jacob-Mogain Abraham,
Cong. Beth Shalom, Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah,
Cong. Beth Tephilath Moses of Mt. Clemens, Cong. Bnai
--David, Cong. Bnai Israel of Pontiac, Cong. Bnai Israel-
Beth Yehudah, Cong. Bnai Jacob, Cong. Bnai Zion, Cong.
Dovid Ben Nuchim, Downtown Synagogue, Temple Kol
Ami, Livonia Jewish Congregation, Cong. Shaarey Sho-
mayim (10 Mile Jewish Center), Cong. Shaarey Zedek, Sho-
mer Israel (18960 Snowden), Cong. Shomrey Emunah,
Cong. T'chiyah, Young Israel of Greenfield, Young Israel
of Oak-Woods and Young Israel of Southfield.

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for industrial use is the sub-
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cooperation with the Weitz-
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