Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1969-09-11, page 01
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n'lif^^n 2K^ ServlnflCeiumbus, /Central" aiSsouthw OfiiQ \0^^ VOL 47 NO. 38 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11; 1969-28 ELUL The Meaning Of Rosh Hosliw^ By Rabbi Leo Jung (Rabbi Jung, distinguished Orthodox raW and scholar, la the Editor of The Jewish Libraiy, a 23TV0lume series nUch will cover all aspects of Judaism. The foilowhig is extracted from the flrst volum4 "Faith" by special arrange- aient with the Soncino Press which is publishing the series.) The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, falls on the first of the month of TishrL It is devoted to a re-examination of life, of our mo^al balance from the past year, and a return to the Jewish prin¬ ciples which shouldguide our conduct in the new year. As¬ sociated with it is the Shofar (the ram's horn). As inthe wilderness, where It was sounded to our forefathers, it calls upon us to assemble before God, to hearken to His commandments, and to decide upon the'new way, the direction of which is Indicated by His Torah in the arte of tha Covenant. On all holy days, atthe end of the Musaf service, the priests (Cohanlni)ascendthe Ark topronounco the blessing over the congr^ation. They do not bless Israel; they act as the mouthidece of the Lord. It is a duty rather than a privll^e for tiiem to pro¬ nounce these words of the Torah, and It is obligatory upon every Cohen (Descen¬ dant of Aaron, the Higl) Priest) abov^ th^ age of Bar Mitzvah who Is present A6 take part in the service of the priests. The congre¬ gation stands with head bow¬ ed during that' service - realizing that the blessing comes from God and not from the Cohanim who re¬ cite it. On the third of Tishri, Tsom (the fast of) Gedalyah, we recall the murder of Gedalyah, Governor of Je¬ rusalem. " On the tenth May of Tishri Is Yom Kippiiir^ the day on which ¦ ,we are to: imke pieace vrith God in^man^ sins have a two fold conse- wenco. Thi^^jnyoiyeiPtmlsh- ment for Us iaiadtheydegrade mir souls. Tliey may come from uhfafr treatment afour feilowmah or from negll --. gence in performing oiir dut¬ ies towards God. On this day. .we.fast from sunset to sunset and afflict ourselves, on ac¬ count of bur 'sins. 'We miist - makei our peacei with man be'foro we can apinroach God for .His pardon. We must undoi every wrong we have donei and restore anything of which we unlawftilb' de¬ prived our fellowman. Only after we have righted, so far as possible, all wrong of which we are giiiltyi i^ we ai>iiiri>ach, God and ask 16r rerationement.: Ouir sins have ^entoye^'us^ ttom' Hiiti; our' irelpentEince caii bringus back tQ Hini. Only when we are genuinely repentant of our sins wltii tl\e evil Influence upon our' lives, so that we may enter upon the duties of the new year with renewed purpose, cleansed hearts and purified minds. Siirinbpllc df our strugglea are: the two he-goats, which the day's portion ofthe law recalls. One of them was given unto God. It repre¬ sented the forces in us which are dedicated to the perform¬ ance ofourGod-givenduties. The other was sent into the wilderness, indicating the harmfidness of the godless life to human society. Nazi Myths In^CSbmliiy BtJNN (WNS) — As West German voters prepare togo to tbe polls next month In^ another test of German de¬ mocracy, .two reports indi¬ cate that Nazi followers and myths .i|inger'in'the hearts and minds of many Germans. A German pastor whoban- ' ned tbe word "hallelujah" firom-his services in 1939 ' because of its Hebrew origin is the number one candidate ot the ultra right-wing Na¬ tional Democratic Party (NPD) in next monthrs elec¬ tions firom Lower Saxony. Although llttie more than 20,000 Jews remain in West Germany today out of a popu¬ lation of 60 million, eight Oit of 100 Germans still be¬ lieve the Nazi-perpetrated ¦tyth that "the Jews are the ¦lost powerful group In the countiy." This was disclosed in apoll Mnduiited bythe WIckertRe- ¦earch Institute in Tuebing- •n. Tlie questionnaire was •-•Bswered by across-section of West Germans who were asked to select from a list the groupthey thought hadthe ¦est Infiuence inthe country. bdustiy and batiks topped the list with 23 percent; 19 jarcent thought the Catholic clergy was the most power- id group; 17 percent select- «d trade unions; 14 percent Cvmers oxganizaUons and 10 percent refugee groups. (*- ¦ervers here said tiie fact that eigtt percent selected Jlews could be^ atiributed to ih» "leftover^y^ of Nazi pro- Wanda and tM agitation of Mto-Nazi and ultra-ri^I^ wing groups. %Sfi THE'WHITE HOl'SE WASHINGTON In this Beason of the Jewish High Holy Days, rrxy warmesT: New Year's wishes are extended to all my fellow Americans of the Jewish Faith. I share your hope that the eve of September 12, which ushers in a N^w Year on your calendar, may mark the begin¬ ning of an era which will bring newblessings> of Inspired by. this year's triumpheint demonstration ' of man's capacity to master the technology and in¬ tellectual challenge of our age, may all men of goodwill join thei]f efforts toward the achievement ,of well-being here: on earth. Out of the glory we have witnessed ancl-b^fpre which we stand in awe, may man's terrestri^ as well as his celestial life t-n) \-.i be fortified and eh ¦m.. 'ed. The holy season you celebrate particularly reminds us of the urgent need for self-examination and for rededication to the imperatives of justice and mercy. It stirs the conscience of men throughout the world to right the wrongs and alleviate the suffering that mar the progress we have realized. And it brings us all toge^er in the prayer that the words of the prophet Isaiah may gain fulfillment in our lifetime, and that nation shall not liftup sword against nation. The Ametlaan JeWish commufltityhas thiroughoui ithe history »of^Qur-nailbn been in'tiie'forefront Ofthe -search'for^true equality, dignity and decency for all. But at this "time, we are Especially reminded of the enduring contributions you have made to the unrelent¬ ing search for a real brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God. Our thoughts are with you as you begin these solemn days of worship, and our hearts are filled with gladness as wie extend to each of you; the traditional Hebrew greeting, "Shanah Tovah:" A Happy New Year. \ ^ Rubenstein Will Receive IJijFC Riibbinicai Award - The Second Annual Rab¬ binical Award of the United Jewish Fund and Council has been awarded to Rabbi Sam- ' uel W. Rubenstein of the Agudas AcMiii Congregation.. Winner of the first award In 1968 was Rabbi David Stavsky. The Rabbinical Award ia made each year in recog¬ nition of the leadership role of tite rabbis in our coiitH munity, and to strengthenN mutual areas of interest with the United Jewish Fund and Council. The Award is a reflection of a trend among the federations and welfare fimds in America, at en¬ couraging a closer relation- v ship of the rabbinical lead¬ ers withthe work and activit¬ ies of the federations. Last year, more than 22 com¬ munities presented such awards to rabbis, and it is expected that the number will be substantially higher thipyear. The Rabbinical Award Is accompanied by an expense- ¦> fl /1 •'I Rubenstein tree trip to the Cieneral As¬ sembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Wel¬ fare Funds, which will meet t^s year in Boston, Mass. from Nov. 12-l<p. The Award and a special plaque will be presented to Rabbi Ruben¬ stein at the anhual hieeting of tie UIFC to be teld-cn Sunday evening, Sept. 28, at 8 o'clock at the Windtaig Hollow Countiy Cliib. K A Israel Awaits Actioii / On Hiack Prisoners JERUS^LgM^ffjTA) — Israel held its ffre tids week, waiting foiCthe United'State Governm^'aiid'nranspWprld ;sMrll9«^j^Jli^Hr»;^.T^ Jby tiie .Svtian'Governjftient more "than SiiWek after tiiie^ were' ^ taken afr<1a;hlJaj:k9d^TWA,plaite when it left Rome for Atbetis arid TerAviv.was forcedlto fly to Oainasciis. Foreign Minister Aboa S. Eban told newspapers that the responsibility for the safety of the- two men "lies with the V.S. Government under whose flag thO afrcraft was flyii« and with TWa which to the Israel-Syrian^cease- fire line." Israeli Foreign 'Ministry sources' said thety wen^e re¬ maining in close con^ct with had undertaken to bring tte ST^Vbe^n^ro^ tie passengers to ti«fr desti- ^^„„ aS^ufoTWA. nation." He expressed confi¬ dence that the United States was making a maximum ef¬ fort, but he noted pointedly that "Damascus is very near TWA's president flew; ^Pa- mascus and reported in Rome, on his return that inoves to secure the.icclea8e (Continued on Page 14)' iwiMiiiiiiii^ JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Israeli postmen were off the job ei^ryt^ere but in Tel Aviv andHaiia in a loi^ <sinouldwing dispute with the government. Strike leaders j^d4he walkout woif^ last lndefiiiltely,,f hey saidl^i§^ten-<p(^'i"llst of deinands has not been met alth(MBi| jtiie deadline for aiaettiement aj^eedby hy^^H^si^ of F>osts Israel Yeshayahu piisse^.two weekjg^'it^.. >: ' ' ¦'-¦¦¦Ij- . NEWYQiRk (WNS) .- BabU Yehuda Lelb Uvis^^l^e 76-year-oId Chief RabU of Moscow's Central.§|ma- gogue, has sent New. Year's greetings to Aniei^can and Canadian Jewry through a group of teenagecs'who visited him hi Russia. The group toured the Soytet" Unloni Rumania and Israel -under the ausi4ces .^ the United Synagogue of America (ConservativeX T?^' GLEN COVM^L, (JTA) ~ Police were seaj^chliiig for vandals mn broke into Temple Tifereth Israel here, defaced its walls and did other dainage esti¬ mated at $10,000. According to'RabU David Blumen- feld, fire extinguisher fluid was sprayed on Torah \ scrolls and walls and ftindture were scrawled'wttlf' obscene slogans, religious slurs, swaisttl^ and peace i symbols. He said the daubing^was ddnfivdth ink taken -from'tfie Temoie'siitiiiTien^atih macUflei^'kirtrttAv; i' ClJBVELAND;'i#PA) -—i^. Cleveyui^5^doUiBgo"rf. lJewl8h>Studi^sjWili4intrddu^"a'CoursVfo'tte bap . elements .of Arabic, this coming semester. It wiU be given by Mrs. NllI Sharon, a native Israeli and grar-v, duate of Bar-llaipr University. -^ m m \- M:.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1969-09-11|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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