THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
• Bloom 06 Bloom
OF WEST BLOOMFIELD
5595 W. Maple Rd.
DAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 5:15 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. David Schneyer, bar mitzvah.
ONG. BETH ABRAHAM HILLEL MOSES: Services 6 p.m. and
8:15 p.m. today (late family worship services honoring January
wedding anniversary celebrants). Services 8:45 a.m. Saturday..
ONG. BETH ACHIM: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Leslie E. Hubert will chant the Haftorah.
EMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Schwartz will
speak on "To Strive in '85." Phyllis Rochen and Marion Freedman,
adult b'not mitzvah. Services 11 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Schwartz
will speak on "Guns Kill People Who Kill People." Julie Nathan,
3IRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Theme of the
service is "Striving for Self-Fulfillment." Guest speakers will be
I Dr. Julian Gordon and Dr. Brenda Yanofsky. Graduates of 1984
will participate in the service.
ONG. B'NAI DAVID: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Rev. Hershl Roth will chant the Haftorah.
ONG. B'NAI MOSHE: Services 4:45 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur-
day. Shawn Ferency, bar mitzvah.
OWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE: Services 9 a.m. (new time) Saturday
EMPLE EMANU EL: Services 7:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Steinger will
speak on "What's New." Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
EMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi Loss will speak on
"Another Year: Another (Blank) (Blank)." Dale Turken, bar
mitzvah. Services 11 a.m. Saturday. David Cohen, bar mitzvah.
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad will speak
on "Bury Me Not in Egypt!" Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Joshua
Goldberg, bar mitzvah.
T'CHIYAH: Services 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Harriet
Saperstein and Tamar Gershon.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Bais Chabad of Farmington
lls, Cong, Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield, Cong. Beth Isaac of
Ienton, Temple Beth Jacob, Cong. Beth Jacob Mogain Abraham,
ng Beth Shalom, Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah, Cong. Beth
I philath Moses of Mt. Clemens, Cong. B'nai Israel-Beth Yehudah,
B'nai Israel of West Bloomfield, Cong. B'nai Jacob, Cong. B'nai
in, Cong. Dovid Ben Nuchim, Livonia Jewish Congregation, Cong.
shkan Israel Nusach H'Ari, Sephardic Community of Greater De-
4t, Cong. Shaarey Shomayim (Jewish Center Jimmy Prentis Morris
anch), Cong Shaarey Zedek, Cong. Shomrey Emunah, Cong. Shorn-
Israel (18995 Schaefer), Troy Jewish Congregation, Cong. 12 Mile
d Pierce (Bais Yoseph), Young Israel of Greenfield, Young Israel of
k-Woods and Young Israel of Southfield.
is happy to announce that
it has expanded its serv-
ices to include a daily 6:45
a.m. Minyon. The public is
invited to participate in
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he blessing of children
RABBI JAMES L GORDON
cial to The Jewish News
There is a beautiful ceremony tempts to correct the situation.
at takes place in the traditional Jacob refuses, "I know, my son, I
wish household each Friday know," and continues to bless his
ening before the Sabbath Eve grandchildren.
al begins. Father places his
Rashi, primary commentator
nds on the head of each child par excellence of the Torah, in-
d blesses them. This moving forms us that Ephraim was a stu-
emony has its origin in the dent of Torah. He visited his
grandfather daily, studying at his
feet for hours at a time. Menashe
had successfully integrated into
Egyptian society and had em-
enesis 47:28-50:26. barked
on a successful political
career. He served as the interpre-
ter between Joseph and his
brothers when Joseph still sought
rse read this week: "And he to keep his true identity a secret.
essed them saying, 'By thee When Jacob placed both hands
all Israel bless, saying: God on these young men and pro-
ake thee as Ephraim and claimed "By thee shall Israel
enashe,' and placed Ephraim bless" he revealed to us the for-
ore Menashe" (Genesis 48:20). mula for Jewish Nachas to all his
An unusual incident precedes descendants. Choose your voca-
e scene of this blessing. Joseph tion, profession or life's work but
ngs his two sons, Menashe and combine it with being a student of
hraim, to his father's sickbed Torah. Primacy is given to loyalty
his blessing. He places them in to the faith of our fathers. The
h a way that Menashe, the el- ideal offspring is the one who has
, will be at Jacob's right hand successfully combined his attri-
d Ephraim, the younger, facing butes of Ephraim and Menashe.
left hand. In pronouncing the
These are the ones who bring true
ssing Jacob crosses his hands,
joy and happiness to the Jewish
tting his- right hand on Ep-
family. Every parent may well
aim and his left hand on
pray: "God make thee as Ephraim
enashe. Joseph protests and at-
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