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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio Vol. 39, No. 37 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1961 QQ Davotad (a Amarican '^" and Jawlth Idaali Yom Kippur; Day Of Atonement In the Hebrew name of 'our raost solemn festival, "Yom Ha- Klppurlm," lies a strange signifi¬ cance. The word "atonement" In the plural represents, according to our ancient sages, two streams of love. For as soon as the desire for reconciliation has awakened In the sinner's guilty soul and con¬ tritely wings Its ways heavenward, God's grace comes down to meet it and to calm the repentant sin¬ ner's heart with the assurance of Divine pardon and forgiveness. ¦ "Before Whom do you purify yourselves and Who Is It that purifies you?" asks the great Rabbi Akiba. And he answers: "God Almighty does it." As Is said in Ezeklel 36:23: "I will sprinkle clean water upon you and you shall be clean." This proclaims man's direct ac¬ cess to God and indicates that the initiative of purification Is with the sinner himself. For by fearless self-examination, by open con¬ fession and by the firm resolve not to repeat the transgressions of the past, man cleanses himself. Our heavenly Father sees the humble self-abasement and the sinner's penitence and He sprin¬ kles the clean water of pardon and forgiveness upon the sinner. The entire Day of Atonement Is devoted to fasting, to prayer. Scripture reading, to hymns, an¬ thems and severe selt-confesslon. By fasting from morning to sun¬ down, we not only afflict our soul but strengthen It. Since the main cause of sin is the gratification of bodily appetites, the severe fast proves to the sinner that man can conquer all physical cravings and that tho spirit can always master the body. However, mere abstention from food and other bodily desires is not enough. Fasting must be ac¬ companied by a deep remorse and by the sinner's earnest promise to do all that is in his power to mend his ways. Without tho sol¬ emn resolve to abandon all evil ways and unrighteous thoughts, fasting In itself does not repre¬ sent the complete fulfillment of the holy Day of Atonment. "Only repentance atones for all iniqui¬ ties" says Maimonides. A lovely legend is told ot an angel whom God punished for wrong doing by sending him to earth to bring back tho most precious thing he could find there. Soon the angel returned with a drop of blood from a soldier dying tor his country. But this was not the most precious thing. Back to earth flew the angel. This time he triumphantly return¬ ed with the last breath of a heroic woman who had sacrificed her lite to save others. Although this was more precious, the angel was sent back to earth. This time he saw a repentant sinner who, in the last moment, had spared his victim. Tears were streaming down his cheeks and he sobbed in wild relief. Quickly the angel scooped up one tear and brought it back to heaven. And lo! the tear of the repentant sin¬ ner was, indeed, the most preci¬ ous thing on earth; the angel was forgiven and accepted once more In heaven . . . Slowly the red ball of the sun sinks down marking the end of the solemn Yom Kippur Service; now the Shofar is blown with a long and steady blast as long as the breath cari hold it. The Day of Atonement is over. Golden Age Hobby Show This Weekend Many unusual exhibits of col¬ lections, paintings, needlecraft, ceramics, woodcarving, metal- work, leather craft, and photo¬ graphy will be displayed at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, this evening, Saturday and Sun¬ day, during the 13th annual Gold¬ en Age Hobby Show. The show is sponsored by the Columbus recreation department and the Citizen-Journal for the benefit o f senior citizens o f Franklin County. Any person, past the age of 60 is eligible to enter exhibits in the Hobby Show. Collections or displays, however, should be those made during the past year, or not exhibited In pre¬ vious shows. The Golden Age Hobby Show will open this evening with spec¬ ial ceremonies and crowning of the king and queen of the show. In addition, special awards and a dance for the Golden Agers will follow the program. Mrs. Allen Gundershelmer, Jr. will entertain with harp selections Friday ev¬ ening and Saturday afternoon. Earl Green of WTVN-TV, will preside at the opening program. Don Weaver, editor of the Col¬ umbus Citizen-Journal will award the prizes. Saturdays program will Include the Barber Shop Quartet, and slides of New York, Paris and Strasbourg by Carl Greenspun. Demonstrations of collections will be made by Bernard Feltlinger, coin and stamps; Mrs. John h. W. Henny, antique boxes; Elmll Kerbler, lapidary; Elvln Sebert, woodcarving; and Dr. Wm. Black¬ burn, Jr. minerals. Rabbi Nathan ZeUzer will give Tommy Dale World Ushers In New Year 5722 an address at the closing session on Sunday afternoon. The musical program will be provided by Mrs. Leonard Qulnn, violin, Mrs. James Stockdale, violin, Mrs. Lester Badders, cello, and Mrs. A. L. Greenspun, piano. Judges for the Hobby Show in¬ clude Mesdames Ernest F. Ocker, chairman, Jerry Closson, Carl Wallace, sewing; Z. W. Wulber, quilts; Lester N. Pepper, Sr. quilts, needlepoint, rugs; Clara Harris, embroidery; Emil Launcr, and Arthur Pastor, crochet, knit¬ ting and tatting; Sherman S. Humphrey and Miss Helen South, weaving; Florence Gardner, Hugh W. Garnettt, Harry Householder, Roderick Wlttich, arts and crafts; Mr. Lewis E, Keck and Mr. Char¬ les Maul, industrial arts and metal work; Mr. Douglas L. Ehrman, woodworking; Mr. Chester R. Nic- odemus, and Mr. Thomas Sellers, ceramics; Mr. Ralph Trivella and Mr. Richard Teichert, painting and art media; Mr. Waiter Neu¬ ron, photography; Mr. Tom Haber, literature; Mesdames Wal¬ ter H. Ives and Frank W. Hiatt, collections. The show will be open to the public with no admission fee. Fri¬ day evening the doors will open from 7 until 10 p.m., and on Sat¬ urday the exhibits wiil be open from noon until 7 p.m. More than 200 exhibitors are expected to have entries ip the 13th annual show. For further details on the exhibition you may contact the Columbus recreation department, or the Golden Age Hobby Show at CA. 1-2211, ex¬ tension 426. ANNUAL YOM KIPPUR DANCE ON SEPT. 20 Amidst pleasantly decorated surroundings and in air-condit¬ ioned comfort, the Jewish Center will stage its eleventh annual Yom Kippur Dance, Wednesday even¬ ing, September 20, according to an announcem mt by the center adult social committee. The Yom Kippur Dance has tra¬ ditionally been a highlight of the community's fall season and has catered to capacity crowds each year. Dancing will begin at 9:30 p.m. to the tuneful music of popular Tommy Dale and his orchestra, in thc Jewish Center auditorium, which will be specially decorated for the occasion. Dale and the orchestra; who are returning popular request due to their fine performance at last year's affair, will be available until well after midnight. Decorations for the auditorium are being planned by Buzzy Kanter and Marsha Ber¬ man and will be executed by the Young Adult group. Serving as master of ceremonies for the evening will be Mort Fra¬ ger who recently emceed the Center's A. K. banquet. Frager, a veteran raconteur and per¬ former, who was last seen as the pompous landlord in the Gallery Players production of "(Sold Wind and the Warm", will string to¬ gether acts by some outstanding local talent to make the evening a long remembered one. Through the assistance ot Rick Norris, well known Columbus dance instructor and choreo- graper, Frager will present the Rick NorrLs Dancers in numbers from Stadium Theatre's presenta¬ tion ot "Connecticutt Yankee", Playhouse on the Green's "The Drunkard" and Gallery Players production of "Bits and Pieces". A feature of the evening will be the singing of Irene Noble, Joyce Lightfoot and Philip Kautt who recently sang leading roles in "Connecticutt Yankee". These talented performers will blend their voices in the two big hits from that show, "Thou Swell" and "Lovpr". Also performing at the Yom Kippur Dance will be a local folk- singing favorite, Danny O'Dea. O'Dea will sing some charming familial' talcs while accompantng himself on the guitar. Mrs. Morris Zitron of the social committee has revealed that many extremely useful and glamourous doorprizcs will be handed out to winners at this gala affair. Offer¬ ings will include Gallery Players season subscriptions, champagne, free games in tho newly refurn¬ ished Jewish Center bowling lanes, women's wearing apparel, men's sportswear, etc. Mrs. Joseph Altman Is planning an Interesting menu of delicious refreshments for the occasion. Other committee members who are hard at work to insure the success of the evening are Mr. and Mrs. Martin Greenberg, Mrs. Laddie Finke, Mrs. Barrie Segali, Sol Swack and Pincus Segal. Tickets for the Yom Kippur Dance will sell at $3.50 per couple for Center members and $3.00 per couple for non-members. A care¬ fully selected, attractive groXip of hostesses is being specially train¬ ed to greet the guests and show them to their seats. .NEW YORK, (JTA) — Jews throughout the world ushered In thc new Jewish year of 5722 with prayers In synagogues and with meditation of life's supreme pur¬ pose. Tho synagogue services com¬ menced a ten-day period of peni¬ tence which culminates on Yom Kippur, the Day ot Atonement. The Rosh Hashonah prayers were conducted in the hope that the new year will bring a major breakthrough in the hardening cold war and that mankind every¬ where will enjoy the blesisngs of peace, security, freedom and jus¬ tice. They were marked by a call tor re-affirmation of spiritual values and for renewed commit¬ ment to the vision of human dig¬ nity and liberty which are the common goals of thc democratic world and the Jewish people. Rosh Hashonah services were also conducted by American Jew¬ ish chaplains In West Germany, where U.S. troops have been in a state of alert since the closing of' the border between East and West Germany. Global arrangements for High Holy Day services have been made by the National Jew¬ ish Welfare Board in all parts of the world where U.S. armed forces re stationed. They were conduct¬ ed by 370 full and part-time Jew¬ ish chaplains in the U.S., Asia, Africa, Greenland, Puerto Rico, Canal Zone, and Cuba. Joseph Meyerhoff, national chairman of the United Jewish Jacob H. Gilbert GILBERT NAMED AS ZOA NATIONAL V-P Jacob H. Gilbert was elected one of the vice-presidents of the Zionist Organization of America at its 64th National Convention held August 30 through Sept. 3, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The convention was addressed by a host of cele¬ brities Including Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Hubert Hum¬ phrey and Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver . Mr. Gilbert, a past president of the Ohio Valley Zionist Region, has been a member of the Nat¬ ional Executive Council of ZOA for the past ten years. He is pres¬ ently serving his second term on the World Zionist Political Actions Committee which met preceding the World Zionist Congress, in Jerusalem earlier this year. Dr. B. W. Abramson, president of the Ohio Valley Region and a member of the national executive council served as a delegate to the recent convention also. The third member of the Columbus delegation was Mr. Gilbert's son, Bruce Allen, a senior at Bexley High school. Mr. Gilbert has. In the past sev¬ eral years, served as chairman of the Columbus Bonds for Israel Drive and as president of the Ex¬ celsior Club. Appeal, issued a call to American Jews to rededicate themselves to the tasks ahead In the work of helping Israel to absorb the con¬ tinued flow of new Immigrants as well as to finish the absorption of previous waves of newcomers. He appealed for the making of an all-out effort to raise thc UJA cash goal of $39,212,000 by Decem¬ ber 10. The UJA national chair¬ man released a cabled message from Moshe Sharett, former Prime Minister of Israel and re¬ cently elected chairman of the Jewish Agency in Israel, greeting the Jews in this country on Rosh Hashonah and emphasizing that their help "Is needed more than ever in the year ahead to cope with the sharply Increased immi¬ gration of the last six months." Edward M.M. Warburg, chair¬ man of the Joint Distribution Committee, said in his message that In America, Israel and other free lands hundreds of thou.sands of Jews who were rescued by American Jewry from terror and concentration camps in Europe are now joining in the celebration of the new year. "But," he pointed out, "not all may yet celebrate— not those who are trapped in lands of tyranny, not those still home¬ less, not those who still need help against poverty and disease, not those who have not yet to achieve the dignity of free and indepen¬ dent human beings. It is in their name that the Joint Distribution Committee sends its greetings this Rosh Hashonah to the American Jewish community. For It is A- merlcan Jewry—by its help to the JDC through the United Jewish Appeal—which has snatched the hundreds of thousands from death. And it Is only to the Ameri¬ can Jewish community that the other tens of thousands—in Mos¬ lem lands, in Europe, In Israel— can look for help and hope," Mr. Warburg emphasized. Lewis M. Welnsteln, chairman of thc National Community Rela¬ tions Advisory Council, declared: "Looking ahead, the American Jewish community must rededi¬ cate itself to continued efforts, with others of similar purpose, to move America toward a fuller realization of its ideals— equality of opportunity without regard to differences of religion, race, ethnic or national origin; freedom of religion, of Opinion and of expression; mutual inter¬ group acceptance, with respect for differences. Zvi Kolitz NOTED AUTHOR AND PRODUCER TO SPEAK Alvln E. Schottenstein, chair¬ man ot the Columbus committee and Melvln L. Schottenstein, Co¬ lumbus High Holydays chairman. State of Israel Bonds, announced that Zvi Kolitz, noted Israeli au¬ thor and film producer will speak at Agudas Achlm Synagogue, Con¬ gregation Ahavas Sholom, and Beth Jacob Synagogue during Yom Kippur. Born in Lithuania in 1913, Zvi Kolitz studied at the Theological Colleges ot Lithuania and at the Unlvei'sity of Florence in Italy, where ho attended the faculty for history and philosophy. He grad¬ uated from the Naval Academy in Civitavecchia, Italy, and holds the grade of Navy Captain. He came to Israel in 1936 and, during World War II, was chief recruiting of¬ ficer of tho new Zionist organka- tion in Jerusalem. Mr. Kolitz is a permanent con¬ tributor to the Israel dally, "Ho- boker," and has published several books of short stories In Hebrew and in English. His book, "The Tiger Beneath the Skin," was pub¬ lished in New York in 1947 by the Creative Age Press, and his story, "Yossel Rakover Speaks to God." about the last hours of a Jew in the Warsaw ghetto. Is considered one of the best written on the sub¬ ject of the ghetto revolt. It was hailed by the late Nobel prize winner, Thomas Mann, as a "shat¬ tering religious and human docu¬ ment." Mr. Kolitz is the author and producer ot the first full-length Israeli feature film, "Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," which was awarded international prizes at Cannes and Mexico City, and was chosen by the New York Post as one of the ten best films of the year. MODELS FOR BB WOMEN'S DINNER Pictured are a tew of the models for the B'nui B'rith Women'a annual sales tax stamp affair. The Gift of Love Dinner for the Children's Home in Israel will be held at the Jewish Center on Sept. 27. Left to right: Mesdames Martin Gilman, Herbert Tieman, Paul Sloan, Erwln Cohen,, Ben Center, Norman Arndt.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-09-15|
|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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