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November 04, 1977 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-11-04

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54 Friday, November 4, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Meaning of Jewish Leap Year

The new year 5738 is sig-
nificant in that it is a leap
year. The Jewish leap year
was instituted to reconcile
the lunar and solar calcu-
lations of the calendar. This
adjustment is made by add-
ing a month — a second
Adar. A 13th month is nec-
essary because although
Jewish time is reckoned
according to the moon, the
seasons of the year are
determined by the sun, and
the Torah requires that the
festivals occur in their due
season.
A leap year occurs seven
times in every cycle of 19
years, namely in the years:
3, 6, 8, 11, 44, 17 and 19 of
the cycle. The first Adar
has 30 days, the second
Adar has 29. This inter-
calculation of years was
already practiced by the
Sanhedrin in the Hasmo-
nean and mishnaic periods.
On the spiritual signifi-
cance of leap year, the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menahem M. Schneerson
has remarked: .

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"lhe sun and the moon
were both created lo cast
light on the earth.' How-
ever, the sun radiates its
own light, whereas the
moon has no light of its
own, but receives light from
the sun whidi it reflects to
earth.

"The sun and the moon
constitute and symbolize the
roles of `mashpia' (giver)
and `mekaber (recipient),
respectively. The sun acts
and influences, the moon is
acted upon and is
influenced, and only there-
after it also becomes a
mashpia.

"The lesson of it is that a
Jew has to be a mashpia,
and he has to be a mekabel.
He is required to diffuse
light (righteousness) to
illuminate himself and his
surroundings. But in order
to be a mashpia, he must
first be a mekabel—a recipi-
ent of the light of the Torah
and mitzvot, which then
illuminate his intellect,
emotions and all his
activities."

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Hebrew U. Fills Shiffman Education Chair

Prof. Abraham E. Klein-
berger has been named the
first permanent incumbent
of the Abraham Shiffman
Chair of Secondary Educa-
tion at the Hebrew
University.
The Chair was endowed
by the Shiffman Foundation.
Announcement of the activi-
ties pursued under Dr.
Kleinberger's tutelage was
announced here at a lunch-
eon at the Standard Club,
with the Shiffman family in
attendance.
Erwin Ziegelman, presi-
dent of the Michigan Chap-
ter of the American Friends
of the Hebrew University,
presided at the luncheon
and expressed gratitude to
Shiffman for many years'
support of the Hebrew
University.
Dr. Kleinberger is
involved in strengthening
training programs for sec-
ondary school teachers in

The rapid multiplication
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Hebrew verb daga ("to
teem"; Gen. 48:16).

Israel's Ministry of Educa-
tion and Culture, has served
as a visiting scholar in Ger-
many and at Columbia Uni-
versity, and has been chair-
man of the administrative
council ofthe Martin Buber
Adult Education Center at
Hebrew U. since 1969.
He spent last year on sab-
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at Stanford University.

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increased importance with
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education.
He is a native of Germany
who emigrated to Israel in
1940. He studied from 1940-
47 at the Hebrew University
and completed his PhD
there in 1959. He was
awarded a tenured faculty
position in 1958 and was
named full professor in 1969._
Dr. Kleinberger has
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Michigan's Frank Kelly to Join
Official Group Tour of Israel

Michigan Attorney Gen-
eral Frank J. Kelley will
join a group of 16 state
attorneys general who will
be touring Israel for a 10-
day period. The group will
leave Nov. 17.
The attorneys general will
visit a number of historic
sites in Israel, tour a kibutz,
observe the Knesset in ses-
sion, and receive a first-
hand chance to observe con-
ditions at a maximum secu-
rity prison. In addition, the
attorneys general will meet
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sary dinner to take place
Jan. 15 at Cong. Beth
Achim., –
Dr. Leon Fill has been
named the honoree, and
Norman Allan general
chairman. Max Stollman
will be honorary chairman.

Scout Unit Meets,
Members Sought

The Jewish Committee on
Scouting will meet 8 p.m.
Wednesday in the 10 Mile
Jewish Community Center
branch. All are welcome.
Meanwhile, Troop 23 is
seeking new members. The
troop meets 7 p.m. Mondays
at Pepper School or at the
Jewish Center branch. For
information, call Lou
Landau, 541-6884.

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