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September 12, 1980 - Image 105

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-12

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• THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Yom Kippur Day of Atonement

By IRVING GREENBERG

the shofar at day's end "pro- experiencing forgiveness
National Jewish
claimed liberty throughout and the purging of guilt
Conference Center
the land for all its inhabi- through confession and
Yom HaKippurim is a tants" (Leviticus 25:10).
liberation day. In the Slaves went free and land mutual acceptance.
May the
Giving themselves over
jubilee year, the sounding of was restored to its original
to the realm of death — from
owners, the families of Is- wearing shrouds to giving
New Yet,:
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rael.
up normal life functions
Bring Health,
Similarly, every year the such -as eating, drinking,
TO ALL OUR
Day of Atonement brings sexuality — Jews emerge
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Peace and
freedom — from the crush- with renewed meaning in
MR. and MRS. DAVID
ing isolation of guilt. "For life.
BACHAIOV & FAMILY
Happiness to all
on this day, He atones for
All day is spent in prayer
you, to purify you; you will and fasting — as no other
our friends,
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be purified from all your day in the Jewish calendar
sins, before God" (Leviticus — yet the Haftorah's theme
TO ALL OUR
relatives
16:30).
is that God wants no prayer
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
-Am Kippur does more or tasting unless it leads to
and the entire
BOB, KATHY, BRADLEY,
than litt -0,0 burden of evil. justice, to freeing tite op-
KENNEY & AU SACHS
Forgiveness atuma would pressed, and feeding the
community
leave the individual ,till hungry.
I WISH MY FRIENDS
alienated. This is a day of
In the crunch of the trial,
AND RELATIVES A
atonement.
Atonement we finally drop all our de-
JOHN, EVA, ROBERT
HAPPY. HEALTHY
means restoration to the fenses and rationalizations
NEW YEAR
wholeness of community and throw ourselves on the
and ANDREA MAMES
MRS. HARRY (RAE) STAMLER
and roots. It means a new mercy of the court. Yet we
reconciliation and a new un- never lose the conviction
ification — of impulse and that we will be pardoned.
values, of individual and
Despite the relentless, 10
community, of the human times repeated, confession
and God.
of a staggering list of sins
MR. and MRS. SOL P. LAKIND
Yom Kippur is a day of (which blessedly runs out
wish all their friends and relatives
dazzling paradoxes. Is- when the alphabet runs
rael stands before God, out), we experience forgive-
a happy and healthy New Year
united as a community of ness out of personal repen-
sinners — publicly admit- tance and the atoning power
ting the universal evil in of the community of Israel
I wish my family and friends a
all — yet expecting and and of the day.
very healthy, happy and prosperous

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New Year

SELIG RALPH REZNIK

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THE BLUMS

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Allan, Sheila, Jamie & Nicholas

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy
New Year

MR. and MRS.
LARRY S. FEIGELMAN & FAMILY

Wishes Their Family and Friends

A Happy & Healthy

New Year

SHEL, SUZI, KIM & KEVIN GOLDSTEIN

Wishes Their Family and Friends

A Happy & Healthy

New Year

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RtiELDON and DOLORES MAX & DANNY

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy
New Year

MR. WILLIAM ROSSEN

Wishes His Family and Friends

A Happy & Healthy

New Year

Friday, September 12, 1980 105

ERIC and ANNE ROSENOW
and his CONTINENTALS

wish the members of the Shaarit Hap-
laytah, Albert Einstein Lodge Bnai Brith
and the entire Jewish community a
Happy, Healthy New Year.
398-3664

MICHAEL ARAKELIAN

of the

INVISIBLE THREAD

wishes his family and

friends a year filled with

health, happiness, joy
and peace

DAVE and ESTHER GOLDSTEIN & FAMILY

wish all their family and
friends a year filled with
health, happiness, joy
and peace

Time for Individual Decision

By WILLIAM BERKOWITZ

President,
Jewish National Fund

Jews the world over pause
from their daily concerns to
reflect once a year upon the
higher choices and decisions
offered to them. This period
of introspection, which
takes place during the High
Holidays, is a time when
Jews face questions whose
answers form the intricate
and complex web called
Jewish identify.
Yet, unlike a political
election, the threads of deci-
sion which form the fabric of
one's Jewish life are quite
varied and different. The
thread of God and family, of
land and people, of learning
and lifestyle, all must be
spun on the personal loom.
What emerges will be
unique: no one's fabric is
ever the same. But the ques-
tion always remains
whether an individual will
begin the process. After all,
the road ahead is fraught
with peril and doubt. -
At this hour, the Jewish
people stand before twin
threats from the outside
and the inside. The litany
which has been recited
for so long soon begins to
take on the form of a la-
ment: assimilation and
anti-Semitism, alienation
and mediocrity, indif-
ference and inter-
marriage.
One almost is driven to
the point of asking whether
the crises facing the Jewish
people will ever fade, before
we will fade from them.
Moreover, why must we
continue to face so many
challanges? Have we not
suffered enough?
Living in this universe,
with our unique history, we
know the tragic truth: there
may be no answers, but
there are responses. For us,
in this era especially, one in

MR. and MRS. MOE R. MILLER & FAMILY

wish all their family and
friends a year filled with
health, happiness, joy
and peace

RABBI BERKOWITZ

particular is most essential:
Jewish renewal. Indeed,
without the "why" of our
survival, all the "whats"
will be in vain.
At this hour, like in days
gone by, Jewish survival is
dependent on Jewish revi-
val. With an inner strength
and inner purpose, we can
withstand the intense
battles that face us on every
front during 5741. One
thing our long history has
taught us: if we are re-
newed, then not only will we
endure, we will overcome.
That renewal, like all great
decisions, rests with you.

Rosh Hashana and Yom
Kippur are unique in the
Jewish calendar. Unlike all
the other major holidays,
they are not linked to the
national history of the
Jewish people.
They focus on the cosmic
issues — on Creation and
God as creator and ruler of
the universe. "To say of the
world that it is created is to
say that it is not its own
ground but proceeds from a
will and a plan beyond itself

"To say it is not created is
to say that the world at
every moment is the last
word about itself and meas-
ured by nothing but itself."
— (Hans Jonas)

Wishing all our friends
and relatives a happy and
healthy New Year

Wishing all our friends
and relatives a happy and
healthy New Year

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