THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israel's Bezalel Academy Trains Many Bright Artists
JERUSALEM — Israel is
justifiably proud of its Be-
zalel Academy of Arts and
Design. The dream of Boris
Schatz, a sculptor, the
Jewish Arts and Crafts Col-
lege was opened in an old
house on the outskirts of
Jerusalem in 1906. Lack of
funds forced the school to
close and it was re-opened in
1936 as the New Bezalel
School of Arts and Crafts.
In 1970, the Ministry of
Education formally recog-
nized it as an academy of
arts and design.
Bezalel's 500 students
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come from almost every
stratum of Israeli society as
well as from many foreign
countries. No student is
turned down because of ina-
bility to pay tuition, but
only those who pass strin-
gent entrance examinations
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Tattooing Forbidden to Jews
By RABBI SAMUEL VOX
(Copyright, 1980, JTA, Inc.)
A Jew is forbidden to tat-
too his skin. This restriction
stems from the Bible where
the texts state you shall
make no imprints upon you
(Leviticus 19:28). Two rea-
sons are usually given. One
is that tattooing used to be a
form of idolatrous worship.
The second reason offered
is that tattooing is a forth of
damage to the natural state
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of the skin. Generally
speaking, any wound or
damage to the skin is pro-
hibited by Jewish law since
the body as well as the soul
is the property of the Al-
mighty and man has no
right to detract from its
natural well-being and
A Piece of Bread-
By RABBI SAMUEL FOX
(Copyright 1978, JTA, Inc.)
Some bread must be left
on the table while reciting
grace after meals (Birkat
ha-Mazon). Grace is not
JERUSALEM — Israel only a method of offering
announced Wednesday that thanks to the Almighty for
the Cabinet has approved what we have enjoyed in the
six new Jewish settlements course of the meal. It is also
on the West Bank of the a prayer that His Divine
Grace continues to endow us
The decision, made at with the necessities of life.
Sunday's Cabinet meeting, We are thus asking for His
was protested_ by Deputy continued blessing.
Premier Yigal Yadin.
A blessing from the Al-
Yadin argued against ap-
proval for three of the set- mighty is granted to
tlements scheduled to be enlarge what little we have.
built near densely- Thus, there must be some-
populated Arab areas. The thing left over, at least a
three others are sited for the minute portion, from the
Jordan Valley, the bread of the meal so that the
sparsely-populated area ad- blessing of the Almighty
joining the cease-fire line can extend -itself and
enlarge our means of suste-
The new settlements are nance.
part of the 10 Prime Minis-
A second reason is that
ter Menahem Begin had the piece of bread is left on
previously announced the table in case some poor
would complete his settle- person may happen to pass
ment program and would by and seek to satisfy his
bring to 85 the number of hunger. The reason is that a
settlements established by Jewish table should always
Israel in Judea and Samaria be ready to feed the poor and
since the 1967 Six-Day War. the hungry.
Bible Animals Return
For those who may not yet know about us, Temple Israel is unique in
Detroit's Jewish .Community.
We are a Reform congregation dedicated to a liberal interpretation of
Judaism's 5,000-year-old tradition.
We consider ourselves a Congregation deeply devoted and committed to
practicing and teaching the ideas and ideals of Jewish tradition . . . yet
modern to the point of interpreting those ideas and ideals in ways that
contemporary Jewish families find relevant and meaningful to their
Here are some of the ways we can serve you:
• Opening service in new building, Friday night, Sept. 5, at 8:30 p.m.
• Opening of Religious School Classes, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and
• Selichot Services open to the community, beginning with a social reunion
and reception, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
• High Holy Day Services (Open to members only) beginning on Wednes-
day, Sept. 10.
Temple Israel Is Served By:
Rabbi M. Robert Syme Rabbi Harold S. Loss Rabbi Leon Fram
Cantor Harold Orbach Cantor Arthur Asher, Educational Director
Frank L. Simons, Administrator
Nursery Program for Pre-Schoolers Under
the Direction of Bryna Leib
School Program Open for Pre-Kindergarten Through High School Graduation, with
Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation (ninth grade) and High School Graduation (12th
grade) as goals for achievement.
Oryx and Ibex are shown grazing in the Hai-Bar
Biblical Wildlife Reserve in the Negev Desert north of
Eilat. Hai-Bar is trying to restore to Israel animals
, that are mentioned in the Bible but which are no
longer indigenous to the land.,
A Congregation of Liberal Judaism
Road, Just East of Drake Road, West Bloomfield
Call 661-5700 for Membership Information
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