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September 25, 1981 - Image 71

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-09-25

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

fRoodies for High Holiklaykand-Significance Recalled

cl3y RABBI DAVID
GEFFEN

World
_ Eonist Press Service
The second Temple had
been built, and the walls of
Jerusalem had been for-
tified under the leadership
of Nehemiah. A call went
out to all the people, the re-
turned exiles, to assemble
as "one"On the first of Tishri
in the open area in
Jerusalem near the water
gate. Of one mind and spirit
they gathered there and lis-
tened to the words of the To-
rah, as read by Ezra and ex-
plained by the Levites.
Moved by God's Law, a
law they had not heard for
very many years, they
began to weep. Ezra bol-
stered their spirits, counsel-
ing them to eat what was
sweet and to have no re-
morse, for as he said "the joy
of the Lord is your
strength."
This striking incident de-
scribed in the eighth chap-
ter of Nehemiah is, accord-

There is no witness so ter-
rible, no accuser so powerful
as conscience which dwells
within us

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All Seats $1.00

at all times

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Sun. 2:05. 3:45. 5:30. 7:25 8 9:25

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See a Brian DePalma
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Fri.-Sat. 6:30 8 10:00
Sun. 3:00. 6:30 8 10:00
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 only

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Angie Dickinson in

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Fri.-Sat. 8:15 only
Sun 4:45 8 8:15
Mon.-Thurs. 9:15 only

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Sun. 1:30. 5.10. 7:15
Mon:-Thurs. 7:30 only

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Fri. 8:50 only
Sat. 3:05 8 8.50
Sun. 3:05 8 9:20

Abraham said to God: "If
you want the world to exist
you cannot insist upon corn-

to the Maharil of
Prague, the source of the
beautiful RoSh Hashana
custom of eating an apple
dipped in honey and pray-
ing for a year which will be
good and sweet.

ing

NEW YEAR

to all our friends and patrons

way, many of the themes

of the holiday itself. In
the Bible the apple ap-
pears frequently and in
particular in the Song of
Songs. There in Chapter 2
the apple is the special
gift given to one's be-
loved.

Yehuda Halevi wrote in .
one of his poems: •

"Lovely apple, noble work of
God,
To delight the sense of taste
and smell."

The second ingredient in -
this ceremony is the honey.
Ezekiel tells us in Chapter
16 that honey represents all
those benefits bestowed on
us by God. In fact when •
David was in exile, having •
fled from Saul's wratIr„, .. .
honey was sent to nourish.
him and his followers.:"
Honey, therefore, is sym-i ,,
bolic of all the sweetness of t
the divine blessing on mari:eN
kind.
The Talmud picks up this'
theme specifying in Berahott"
that honey is one of the "se':
yen healing substances. 4t?
On Rosh Hashana the poS
tency of the honey with its'
curative, restorative and re-:0
juvenative powers combines,".
with the apple to produce a2.,
really dynamic dug for,,hu...,
manity.
From an Isragiversperte:'
tive the apple anitthehoneyp
emphasize the theme of re---0.
turn and generation, twc.,
other themes of Rosh.4'
•- • • -•
Hashana.

plete justice; ifit is complete
justice you want, the world
cannot endure."

Wishing A Happy & Healthy

The two ingredients of
this particular ceremony
capture, in their 'own '

Understood metaphori-
cally, the Song of Songs is
referring here to God's gift
of the Torah to His beloved,
the Jewish people. On Rosh
Hashana, a season of re-
turn, we are expected to re-
cast ourselves anew to con-
tinue to practice and study
the precepts of God's Law.
The Jewish people, as we
are told, is ever to be the
apple of God's eye.
This delicious fruit cap-
tures another theme of the
season. We are bidden on
Rosh Hashana to face up to
our inadequacies and to
renew and renovate our-
selves. On Rosh Hashana
the Jewish people, indeed.
all mankind, are called be-
fore God for an inspection of
their deeds during the past
year.
The ancient historian
Joseph_us notes in his vol-
ume "Antiquities" that
whenever King Herod felt
faint he would peel an apple
and eat it. Furthermore in
the Tosefta of Baba Metzia
it is pointed out that apples
are sent to those who are ail-
ing, and in the Zohar on
Leviticus the apple is de-
scribed as being good for
illnesses of the "body and;
soul."

Friday, Septester.25, 1981 11

From

THE DELI

in Ahlinvood Square, Farmington Hills

Matt Prentice

and his entire staff of
employees
Heartily Wish All Their
Friends & Customers
A Very Healthy & Happy
NEW YEAR

We Will Close Mon., Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.
And Re-open Wed., Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.
We Will Close Wed., Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.
And Re-open Fri., Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.

Wine for a l'chayim, halla for Hamotzi, and apples
and honey to wish friends and relatives a sweet year
— these all are the symbols of Rosh Hashana.

the 19th Century taken
up by the settlers of Nes
Ziona, who purchased
the primative hives used
by the Jerusalem family.
Today several hundred
thousand tons of honey
are produced in Israel
each year.

The cultivation of apples
only began in Israel on a
large scale, after the rebirth
of.the state. There has been
such dramatic growth in the
production of apples, in par-
ticular those grown in the
Golan, that this fruit has
become an export crop of
some proportions.
The double blessing of
"goodness" and sweetness
which the apple and honey
engender is especially per-

Comedy, Magic
at Stafford's

Comedy Capers, at Staf-
ford's, Orchard Mall, will
present Uncle Dirty, from
the. Los Angeles Comedy
Store, 8:45 and 10:45 p.m.
today and Saturday.
Stafford's Kids Cabaret
presents Checkers, The
Magic Clown, 1 p.m. Satur-
day.
The Kids Cabaret serves
luncheon, and a free birth-
day cake is available to par-
ties: For reservations, for
any of the shows, call Staf-
ford's, 851-8952.

Yiddish Class
Is-Offered

Worknien's Circle of
Michigani is taking regis-
tr4iOn' for adult Yiddish
cla's'ge'g which will begin 7
p.M.'bct. 6 and will con-
tiritie fOr,six weeks.
The'elasses will be taught
Abramovitz at the
Wijrkinerl's Circle Center,
26341
Coolidge,
Oak Park.
The prodnction or,
honey recommenced in1,, There is a charge. For in-
Eretz Yisrael on Mount. formation, call the Work-
Ztql
, the
' by
,Bali
t meliq'circle Center, 545-
p.m
f ly'snctiA 09fig •

tinent to the beginning of a
new year. "Goodness" stems
from the Hebrew word "toy"
whose literal meaning is
hitting the mark — obtain-
ihg one's objective. No more
fitting wish could we have
for a New Year.

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