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April 28, 1989 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-04-28

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THE CULTURAL COMMISSION

of

CONGREGATION IYNAI DAVID

Cordially Invites You to Hear

Beth Achim Weekend
Features Rabbi Noveck

The Adult Education and
Special Events Committee of
Congregation Beth Achim
will hold its second weekend
scholar program of the year
May 12-13 featuring Rabbi
Simon Noveck. The theme of
the weekend will be "The
Future of Judaism in the
United States."
Rabbi Noveck, a native of
Ga., was educated at
Atlanta, Ga.
Yeshiva
the
Jewish Theological Seminary
and received his doctorate
from Columbia University.
He served as rabbi of the Park
Avenue Synagogue in New
York, was director of the adult
education department of
B'nai B'rith and has taught
at the City University of New
York. He is the author of
Milton Steinberg, Portrait of a

PROFESSOR MORRIS POLLARD

Father of convicted
Israeli agent

Rabbi and editor of "Judaism

and Psychiatry." Rabbi
Noveck presently serves Con-
gregation Mevakshe Derekh
in Scarsdale, N.Y.
At 7 p.m. May 12, a family-
style Shabbat dinner will be
held at which Rabbi Noveck
will discuss "Is Jewish
Culture Possible in the
Diaspora?"
During May 13 services, he
will give a sermon on "What
is the Future of the Jewish
Religion in America?" A lun-
cheon will follow. Babysitting
services will be available at
the luncheon.
There is a charge for the
dinner and the luncheon.
Prepaid reservations are re-
quired by May 7. For informa-
tion, call Beth Achim,
352-8670.

I TORAH PORTION

hm"'"'"

JONATHAN POLLARD

Speaking on:

THE POLLARD AFFAIR:
FACT AND FICTION
Sunday, April 30, 1989, 7:30 p.m.

at

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Discipline Can Make Us
Better Human Beings

DANNEL I. SCHWARTZ

Special to The Jewish News

A

fter the death of
Aaron's sons, the
Ibrah begins to teach
us not only about how priests
should conduct themselves
but about the institution of
the Day of Atonement as well.
The juxtaposition of the two
teaches that perhaps no one
person can atone, but we have

Achare
Leviticus
16:1-18:30,
Amos 9:7-15

to work together — the profes-
sional Jew and the individual
Jew alike. Only then can we
create the atmosphere for
change.
"It is a sabbath of solemn
rest unto you and you shall af-
flict your souls: it is a statute
forever?'
The Hertz Commentary
points out that this verse con-
tains "the spiritual aim of
fasting . . . the fast is to
demonstrate that man can
conquer all physical cravings,
that the spirit can always
master the body." Those who
have been on a diet know how
true this is and how difficult
as well. They know how im-
possible trying to subdue a
craving like hunger can be.

Dannel Schwartz is rabbi of
Temple Shir Shalom. .

But when all is said and done,
and we learn that behavior
modification is at the root of
our health, physically, men-
tally and spiritually, that it is
mind over matter, we feel bet-
ter aobut ourselves.
The Torah is, in fact,
teaching us that through
something as simple and com-
plex as withdrawal of food for
even one day we prove we can
charige anything about
ourselves. Through a touch of
discipline and tincture of
faith we can develop into bet-
ter, moral, more considerate
human beings.
On a more mundane exam-
ple, if we think about it, one
of the most difficult things to
do is to say "no" to our
children. To deny the child
within us hurts almost as
much, yet when we do it, we
"afflict our souls" by denying
ourselves the unnecessary
luxury, the little immorality,
the slight excesses. We might
feel cheated at first, but then
we feel cleaner, better,
stronger because we feel more
in control.
With the control the Torah
teaches through the simple
act of fasting perhaps we can
find a little more time, keep
a promise, forgive an enemy,
mend a fence or write a letter
to someone from long ago.
With control we can en-
courage a child, replace suspi-
cion with trust and take
pleasure at the beauty of the
world around us. ❑

YOM HASHOA MEMORIAL SERVICE

AT

11th Anniversary

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'

A Tribute to
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-
Morris and Helen Weiss
Recipients of the

Monday, May 1, 1989 7:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:

Chesed Award

Anniversary Banquet
Sunday, May 7, 1989
at the
Jewish Community
Center
West Bloomfield

PROFESSOR IRENE BUTTER

University of Michigan

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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