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December 09, 1977 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-12-09

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, December 9, 1977 13

Kashrut Controversy in Old Detroit

Although Temple Beth El
is today one of the largest
Reform Jewish congrega-
tions in the country, it was
organized in 1850 as an
Orthodox congregation, and
the tenets of traditional
Judaism, including kashrut,
were observed by the mem-
bers until 1861, when Beth
El became Reform.
One of the duties of the
alirst two rabbis of Beth El
s to act as shohet for the
small Jewish community. In
1859, Rabbi Liebman Adler,
then the spiritual leader of
Beth El, inserted a "Reli-
gious Notice," in Hebrew, in
the Occident, a monthly
periodical published by
Rabbi Isaac Leeser of
Philadelphia, who was the
acknowledged leader of tra-
ditional Judaism in the
United States at that time.
The following is a trans-
lation of Rabbi Adler's
A local Jew for some time
kept his store open on the
Sabbath in addition to week
days. When he saw that the
desecration of the Sabbath
did not bring him greater
success, he decided to
become a shohet and sold
his meat to the Jewish
This man, however, did
not receive certification


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from any authorized person
in this country. Further-
more, it is doubtful that he
can even read and under-
stand Hebrew. He claims
that he received author-
ization in his native country
which he left some four or
five years ago. But accord-
ing to his own admission
and those of his acquaint-
ances, he was never a prac-
ticing shohet.
I have tried to persuade
him in a nice way to desist
from acting as a shohet and
I warned him that I am
duty-bound to expose him
put-ilk:1y but he refused to
listen to me. With the con-
sent of the leaders of our
congregation, I was forced
to announce from the pulpit
of our synagogue that his
meat was treif.
Now, this man went to


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Cincinnati and took along
with him glowing testi-
monials from those who like
his meat, asking Rabbi Wise
(leader of Reform Judaism)
to welcome him with open
Upon his return to
Detroit, I was told that he
received certification to
serve as a shohet but I have
no idea who gave him the
authorization. This man is
again acting as a shohet and
is misleading those who
observe kashrut.
Therefore, I call upon all
travelers who are observant
of the commandments of
our Torah not to partake
food in a Jewish home
unless they make sure the
source of the meat.
Issued By The Holy Con-
gregation of Detroit, 5619.
Liebman Adler Ha'Kohen


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