The American Jewish Committee
Invite You to Meet the Author of
JESUS AND THE JUDAISM
OF HIS TIME
Dr. Irving M.
Professor of Sociology
University of Toronto
Author of the
TUESDAY • JANUARY 10
North Congregational Church
26275 Northwestern Highway
(South Service Dr. between Lahser & Civic Center)
Former Detroiter and Kibbutznik, Prof. Zeitlin is
the author fo many outstanding books and has
taught in Japan, England, France as well as
In dealing with the emergence of Christianity
this book tries to undersfand Jesus as he saw
himself by carefully situating Jesus' biography
in its social and historical context. He examines
the religious, political and sociological climate
under Roman occupation. He looks at the
Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes and Zealots
and deals with the way he was understood by
his disciples, critics and adversaries and the
inevitable conflict with institutional Judaism.
BETH EL: Services 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel
Polish will speak on "In With the New."
Services 11 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Julian
Cook will speak on "What Does It Take
To Learn?" Ryan Scott Ravitz, bar mitz-
vah, twinned with Feliks Tsipis. Torah
study 9:30 a.m.
BETH JACOB: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
Rabbi Richard Weiss will speak on "I'm
KOL AMI: Services 8 p.m. today. The Rev.
Patricia Meyers of the Baldwin Com-
munity Methodist Church and the Rev.
Robert Crilley of the Fort Street Church
will speak on on the importance of cann-
ed good and clothing donations.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8 p.m. today.
Rabbi Paul Yedwab will speak on "Frogs
and Locusts and Insects, Oh My!" Jaimee
Jill Rose, bat mitzvah. Rebbe's tish 9:30
a.m. Saturday, services 10:30 a.m. Jason
Glass, Alexander Khanukov, b'nai
Also: Temple Emanu-El, Shir Shalom and
ADAT SHALOM: Services 5 p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Caryn Lubetsky, bat
BETH ABRAHAM HILLEL MOSES: Ser-
vices 6 p.m. today and 8:45-a.m. Satur-
day. Barry Levine will chant the haftara.
BETH ACHIM: Services 4:55 p.m. today and
8:45 a.m. Saturday. Arthur Sugarman
will chant the haftarah.
BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Bryan Anstandig, bar
B'NAI ISRAEL OF WEST BLOOM-
FIELD: Anniversary and Birthday
Shabbat. Services 9 a.m. Saturday. Rab-
bi Sherman Kirshner will speak on
"Moses, the Man and His Humility."
Robert Budai will chant the haftara.
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B'NAI MOSHE: Services at 4:45 p.m. today
and 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Dr. Jerome Hor-
witz will chant the haftara.
DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE: Services 8
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Noah Gamze will
speak on "Can Israel Avoid A
SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Amy Wagner, bat mitzvah,
twinned with Rina Shchiglik.
Also: Beth Isaac of Trenton, Beth Tephilath
Moses of Mount Clemens, Livonia Jewish
Congregation, and 12 Mile and Pierce (Bais
B'NAI DAVID: Services 5 p.m. today and
8:30 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Morton Yolkut
will chant the haftarah.
T'CHIYAH: Services 10 a.m. Saturday con-
ducted by Judy Harris and Sara
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services at 8:30
p.m. today. 1988 graduates will be
honored. Judith Desenberg, Joseph
Gadon, Andrew Gross, Dawn Roland and
Joshua Sherbin will speak.
Bais Chabad of Farmington Hills, Bais
Chabad of West Bloomfield, Beth Jacob-
Mogain Abraham, Beth Tefilo Emanuel
Tikvah, B'nai Israel-Beth Yehudah, B'nai
Jacob, B'nai Zion, Dovid Ben Nuchim,
Mishkan Israel-Nusach H'Ari-Lubavitcher
Center, Shaarey Shomayim, Shomrey
Emunah, Young Israel of Greenfield, Young
Israel of Oak-Woods and Young Israel of
Sephardic Community of Greater Detroit.
Choosing Icy Indifference
Or Warm, Vital Enthusiasm
RABBI YITSCHAK KAGAN
Special to The Jewish News
n every age and in every
place the Torah, both its
legal and narrative por-
tions teaches us vital lessons
to be applied in our daily
lives. Indeed, the word Torah
comes from the Hebrew hora,
teaching. Even those stories
describing situations and
events that could not possibly
occur in our times contain in-
struction, guidance and direc-
tion for us, for Torah is
Such is the case with regard
Rabbi Yitschak Kagan is
associate director of
Lubavitch Foundation of
to all narratives of the Torah,
but much more so in the case
of the stories relating to yet-
zi at Mitzrayim, the Exodus
from Egypt. For there can,
and should be, spiritual "Ex-
odus from Egypt" in the dai-
ly life of every individual —
namely, the liberation of the
neshima (our Godly soul)
from its confinement within
the "Egypt" of our inner in-
clination to evil. This ex-
plains the command to
remember the Exodus each
and every day. Furthermore,
every detail of the Torah's ac-
count of the physical Exodus
contains directives to us
regarding our own spiritual
yetziat Mitzrayim. One such
significant detail is the first
plague with which God broke
the proud spirit of Pharoah
and his people — the plague
of blood, in which the waters
of the Nile River were turned
Chasidic teachings explain
that the Almighty is the
ultimate source of all life.
Everything associated with
Godliness and holiness,
therefore, has vitality and life
characterized by warmth.
Coldness, on the other hand,
is the "mark of the grave"; it
is the very anthithesis of life,
and therefore the opposite of
The idolatry of Egypt, ,the
basic evil of their culture, was
coldness — the icy indif-
ference to God. This was sym-
bolized by the cold waters of
the Nile River which the
Egyptians worshipped as a
god. The very first step,