100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

August 10, 1990 - Image 60

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-08-10

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

I NEWS I

Everyone Should Know

RONALD T. WACHLER

INNOVATIVE JEWELER

Rabbis Warn Of Dangers
Of Non-Jewish Olim

The Finest Quality Diamonds

At Unbeatable Prices

363-7900

6612 COOLEY LAKE ROAD
IN BRIARWOOD PLAZA
UNION LAKE

DAILY: 10 AM - 6 PM
THURSDAY: 10 AM — 8 PM

The Franklin Internists
Drs. William Solomon, Ronald D. Pelavin,
Harry H. Rozencweig and Steven J. Feldman
are pleased to announce
the relocation of their practice
and affiliation with
Sinai Hospital's
Oakland Internists and Associates
28625 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 150
Southfield, Michigan 48034
358-2310

sw

mai

(ATTENTION JEWISH FEDERATION
APARTMENT RESIDENTS

FREE PRESCRIPTION
DELIVERY

NORTHLAND MEDICAL BUILDING

PHARMACY
569 0450

20905 GREENFIELD (CORNER OF 8 MILE)

DAILY DELIVERY
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
AROUND 2 P.M.

LARRY CANTOR,

PROPRIETOR

60

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1990

RPH

Right in Your
Own Driveway!

/ THE
TUNE
-UP
°1- 4 MAN

Certified by the National
Automotive Institute of Excellence

Comes to your home or office
with the garage-on-wheels

Valet service that doesn't
cost one penny extra

• Expert diagnostic tune-up
• Electronic analyzer -
all engine systems
• Professionally trained
mechanics
• Perfect results assured

Expanded 'Services
Call Sanford Rosenberg
for your car problems

398-3605

K4

CLASSIFIEDS
GET RESULTS!

Call The Jewish News

354.6060

Jerusalem (JTA) — Two of
Israel's leading Orthodox
rabbis have spoken out
against dangers which they
see inherent in the large
number of non-Jews interm-
ingled with the Soviet im
migrants.
Rabbi Eliezer Schach,
head of the Ponevezh
Yeshiva in Bnei Brak and
spiritual head of Degel
HaTorah, told an audience of
thousands Aug. 5 that some
20 percent of the newcomers
were not Jews. He warned
that they, together with the
indigenous Arab population
of the country, would form
the majority within a decade
or so and Israel would cease
being a Jewish state.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,
former Sephardic chief rabbi
and now spiritual leader of
Shas, told a scholarly au-
dience in Jerusalem that
marriage registrars must
exercise special care in deal-
ing with Soviet immigrants,
and should demand verifica-
tion of their Jewishness.
In cases of doubt, the olim
should be required to
undergo conversion — and
this, Rabbi Yosef stressed,
meant "kabbalat kol mitz-
vot," the acceptance of the
yoke of the commandments.
He suggested, for example,
that a would-be convert be
required to attend Shabbat
services in synagogue for a
year prior to his conversion
— as a token of his sincere
intent to accept the yoke of
the Commandments.
Similar concern over the
demographic and halachic
importance of the Soviet
aliyah has been expressed by
former Ashkenazic Chief
Rabbi Shlomo Goren, and by
other leading rabbis here.

Virtually all the
newcomers receive Israeli
identity cards on arrival, on
the basis of any prima facie
proof of their Jewishness.
Halachic problems are
likely to arise at a later
stage, when they or their
children seek to marry.
According to two land-
mark judgments by the High
Court of Justice last year,
the Interior Ministry, which
issues the identification
cards, is not permitted to ex-
amine minutely the validity
of prima facie evidence. of
Jewishness — such as a con-
version certificate from any
Jewish community abroad —
but should accept it at face
value.

The marriage registrars,
however, who are all Or-
thodox rabbis working under
the aegis of the Chief Rab-
binate, are entitled to con-
duct meticulous examina-
tions, and to insist that mar-
riages be held only in strict
accordance with halachah,
or Jewish law.
Regarding those Jewish
couples where one of the
spouses chooses to leave the
Soviet Union and settle in
Israel, Rabbi Yosef said
their civil marriage in the
Soviet Union is not valid
under halachah. He thereby
appeared to open the way to
such olim remarrying in
Israel without difficulty.
Rabbi Schach spoke at the
opening of his yeshiva's an-
nual "Yarchei Kallah," its
three-week summer study
program for laymen. His 45-
minute address, mostly in
Yiddish, was relayed by
closed-circuit television to
various sites in Bnei Brak
and Jerusalem.

Bush Promises To Aid
Ethiopian Jews' Exodus

New York (JTA) — Presi-
dent Bush has pledged to
assist Ethiopian Jews
wishing to emigrate to
Israel, Seymour Reich,
chairman of the Conference
of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions, disclosed last week.
"I've asked the NSC (Na-
tional Security Council) to
check to see how we can
help," Mr. Bush said in a
handwritten note to Mr.
Reich. "We must find a way
for these people to go to their
chosen land."
Mr. Bush's July 30 note

was in response to a July 23
letter from Mr. Reich,
outlining the urgency of the
plight of Ethiopian Jews
currently stranded in Addis
Ababa, and asking for Mr.
Bush's assistance.
Mr. Reich said in an inter-
view that he believed that
the administration has al-
ready been instrumental in
maintaining the emigration
of Ethiopian Jews to Israel,
and that he believed the rate
of emigration would soon be
increased.
"We understand that the
administration has advised

Back to Top

© 2022 Regents of the University of Michigan