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September 21, 1979 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-09-21

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94 Friday, September 21, 1919

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Montefiore's Gravesite
Important Jewish Monument

New Year Greetings

BLUE FLASH
CHEMICAL CO.

By MAURICE
SAMUELSON

(Copyright 1979, JTA, Inc.)

A Happy Holiday to All Our Relatives
Friends and Patrons

BRADY TRUCK PAINTING
& LETTERING
CO.
Pointing and

Our Specialty Truck

Lettering

923-2210

3569 Superior

Sincere Wishes for a Most Happy New Year

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ALL WORK GUARANTEED

898-5600

8461 Grand River

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Holiday Greetings

The Walter Carroll Company

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537-4466

13900 Blackstone

Happy New Year to Our Friends and Patrons

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Kosher Meat & Poultry Market

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26035 Coolidge

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Best Wishes For a Happy New Year

Continental Corned Beef Co.

425 E. Elizabeth, Detroit, Mich

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New Year Greetings to All

Amsterdam Press
Millard Press and
White Color Card Co.

120 Mt. Elliott

Established 1890
259-2309 — 259-3910

Holiday Greetings

BERRY Sz SEYBURN

Property Management

28th Floor, Fisher Bldg., Detroit 48202

871-6700

Best Dishes for a
JOA'Ous Holiday Season

PAUL INMAN
:: ASSOCIATES

Best Wishes To All Our
Friends. Relatives and Customers

FOR A

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Junction-McGregor Waste Paper & Metal Co.

554-3705
5650 McGregor, Detroit
Rosalyn & Harvey Meyer and Children
Fanny Rosen

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

From Your 7 Mile Greenfield

OLDSMOBILE DEALER

WOODRUFF OLDSMOBILE

"Still Superior Service"
342-7000
15000 W. 7 Mile Rd.

RAMSGATE — If there
was a center of Jewish pil-
grimage on English soil it
would surely be on a wooded
knoll behind a row of 19th
Century cottages on the
east coast of the county of
Kent. Here, 70 miles south-.
east of London, in the sleepy
town of Ramsgate, lies the
body of Sir Moses Mon-
tefiore, the greatest Jew in
English history.
He lies beside his wife
Judith in the beautiful tomb
he designed for her after her
death in 1862. It is .a copy of
the Tomb of Rachel outside
Jerusalem, which he him-
self restored after one of his
seven visits to the Holy
Land during a long life of
service to his people. From a
circle of stained glass in its
domed roof, soft pink light
falls on the twin marble
slabs beneath which the
couple sleep.
The small Arabesque
mausoleum stands a few
feet from the equally beau-
tiful synagogue erected by
Sir Moses 30 years earlier.
In his last years, he used to
be carried there in a sedan
chair from his cliff-top man-
sion half a mile away. He
would pray surrounded by
the colony of Jewish schol-
ars whom he gathered
around him. Of the 13 cot-
tages he built for them only
one remains, occasionally
used by Sephardi ministers
as a weekend retreat.
Until 18 years ago, reg-
ular service's were held
by students at a nearby
Sephardi rabbinical sem-
inary. But the college has
been moved to London
and since there are only a
handful of Jews in the
district, services are now
held only three or four
times a year.
Sir Moses' coat •of arms,
emblazoned with the He-
brew name of Jerusalem, is
proudly displayed on the
synagogue's outer wall as
well as over its holy of
holies. Most of the silver
vestments of the scrolls of
the law are kept in a bank
for safety, but some of the
scrolls are still here, written
by Sir Moses' personal
scribe, except for their last
lines which he completed
himself.
The passage of time in
this silent synagogue is
measured by the chime of a
melodious clock. In another
six years, its golden notes
will have ticked away a.cen-
tury since Sir Moses died at
the age of 101. The bicente-
nary of his birth and cente-
nary of his death will arouse
solemn recollections
throughout the Jewish
world of his labors for Zion
and his suffering brethren.
It may also revive the de-
bate about whether his re-
mains should stay in
England or be transferred to
Israel, which has so many
monuments to his munifi-
cence. Last year, the
endowment trust which
administers the Montefiore

estate declined an invita-
tion by the Israel govern-
ment for the body's rein-
terment alongside Theodor
Herzl in Jerusalem. The
present tomb in Kent, The
Garden of England," is lov-
ingly guarded and
preserved. But what of the
future?
The majestic house
where the Montefiores
lived, East Cliff Lodge,
has already disappeared.
It was pulled down after
World War II when it was
occupied by the army.
The 13-acre garden sur-
rounding it is now a park,
administered by the
Ramsgate Town Council.

Holiday Good Cheer

CONTINENTAL FOOD BROKERAGE CO.

255-5880

17501 W. 8 Mile Rd.

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New Year Greetings

I DORN FRUIT & PRODUCE CO.

832 - 1758

I 2712 Riopelle

Holiday Good Cheer

EAGLE CLEANING CO.

Livonia

- 29102 Five Mile Rd.

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A Very Healthy and Happy New Year
to the Jewish Community

FIELD'S EMPLOYMENT

Sir Moses had acquired
the place in 1830. He was
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then 56, having long since
retired on the fortune he
New Year Greetings
had made by the age of 40.
He commissioned his
cousin, the architect David
Quality and Service Is Our Greatest Concern
Mocatta, to design the
On It We Stake Our Reputation
synagogue. It was consec-
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rated in 1833 by the
Eastland Professional Bldg.
Bldg.
Northland
Medical
Ashkenazi and Sephardi
Chief Rabbis of England.
Happy New Year
Two orchestras played at
the celebrations and
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fireworks illumined the
Charles Goldfarb'
cliffs at midnight.
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The couple had no chil-
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dren and the death of Lady
Judith, his constant travel-
Sincerest New Year Greetings
ing companion, must have
left Sir Moses a very lonely
HOA KOW INN
man. Afterwards he built a
Chinese and American Restaurant
theological college which
Specializing in Cantonese Foods
closed a few years after his
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death at the end of the cen-
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tury. One of the great "in- L West of Coolidge, Oak Park
tercessors" of Jewish his-
Happy New Year To
tory, his outstanding
exploit was in 1840, when
he intervened on behalf of
Jews in Damascus, accused
30100 Telegraph Rd., Suite 102
of shedding a Christian
Birmingham, Mich. 48010
monk's blood for 'the
Passover feast.
Backed by .the British
Holiday Greetings
government, he secured the
to My Friends and Customers
relgase of the surviving
Jewish prisoners and a fir-
KEYSTONE FURS-
man (edict) by the sultan
By Bill Gross/George Rosetos
denouncing medieval blood
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libels and defending the
honor of "the Jewish na-
tion" throughout. the Otto-
man Empire. He also se-
cured the agreement of
Extends Its Heartfelt Best Wishes
Mehemet Alin, the Egyp-
for a Happy New Year
tian ruler, to the settlement
6837 Wyoming, Detroit
584-6888
of Jews on the land in Pales-
tine. Behind Sir Moses'
tomb stands an unmarked
SHONO TOVO
granite column from an an-
to all our friends and associates
cient Egyptian temple, be-
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lieved to have been pre-
LITT ELECTRIC CO.
sented to him by the Egyp-
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Litt
tian ruler.

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In Jerusalem today
there are many famous
Montefiore relics — such
as the "Montefiore
Houses" overlooking the
Old City, the incongruous
windmill he built there,
and the enormous
stagecoach in which he
traveled to Russia to
intercede with the czar
on behalf of persecuted
Jewry.
But Sir Moses also was an
English gentleman, ad-
mired and knighted by
Queen Victoria, and recog-
nizing no conflict between
his Jewishness and his
Englishness.

and Mr. and Mrs. Nahman Lift

New Year Greetings

MARGOLIS FURNITURE

Hamtramck, Mich.

9130 Jos. Compou

TR 1-1500

Best Wishes for The New Year

HAIR FASHIONS by RONALD

OPEN SUNDAY and MONDAY

23720 Southfield Road

Southfield, Mich.

557-0680

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