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YAHRZEITS — JULY, 2015

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!

Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this Yahrzeit list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com

May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

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Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Rose Gran Oct 14, 2014 20 Tishrei, 5775
Irving Langsam Jul 3, 1991 21 Tammuz, 5751 Father of Helen Cherry
Alvin Magalnick Jul 3, 2010 21 Tammuz, 5770 Brother of Elliot Magalnick
Natalee Holly Kelman Jul 10, 2013 3 Av, 5773 Daughter of Evelyn Kelman
Beverly Espelin Jul 12, 2007 26 Tammuz, 5767 Mother of Dawn Schandelson
Hilda Schandelson Jul 17, 1962 15 Tammuz, 5722 Mother of Arnold Schandelson
Miriam Fischer Jul 20, 1953 8 Av, 5713 Mother of Robert Fischer
Elsie Cook Mother of Helen Auch
Maurice Jacoby Jul 27, 1976 29 Tammuz, 5736

NEW BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM FLAVORS NOW AVAILABLE IN ISRAEL!

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is now available in Israel … in the following flavors:

  • Western Walnut
  • Moish mellow
  • Mazel Toffee
  • Chazalnut
  • Oy Ge-malt
  • Mi Ka-mocha
  • Soda & Gamorra
  • Bernard Malamint
  • Berry Pr’i Hagafen
  • Choc-Eilat Chip
  • and finally
    (drum roll, please)

  • Simchas T’oreo

It should also be noted that all these flavors come in a Cohen.

Submitted by Elliott Magalnick

GREEN EGGS AND WHAT?

The National Education Association is celebrating “Read Across America ” by encouraging adults to read to children. Of course, Green Eggs and Ham is one of the most popular Dr. Seuss books. And, there’s the dilemma. How can Jewish kids celebrate with green Eggs and HAM? So, in honor of (and with apologies to the estate of Dr. Seuss) here’s a new ending for the story:

Will you never see?
They are not KOSHER, So let me be!
I will not eat green eggs and ham.
I will not eat them, Sam-I-am

But I’ll eat green eggs with a biscuit!
Or I will try them with some brisket.
I’ll eat green eggs in a box.
If you serve them with some lox.

And those green eggs are worth a try
Scrambled up in matzo brie!
And in a boat upon the river,
I’ll eat green eggs with chopped liver!

So if you’re a Jewish Dr. Seuss fan,
But troubled by green eggs and ham,
Let your friends in on the scoop:
Green eggs taste best with chicken soup!

Contributed by Elliott Magalnick

HIGH HOLIDAY GREETINGS

The summer has just begun, but before you know it, it will be over and the High Holidays will be here. We will be bringing Rabbi Ruz back to Great Falls for High Holy Day services!

Our Jewish community could use your financial help to make that happen.  How about we have some fun at the same time!  Aitz Chaim will publicize your High Holiday greetings to the community online in the Ram’s Horn. We will offer two sizes, one business-card sized greeting for $18.00, and a larger size for $36.00.

Contact Joy at editor@aitzchaim.com to reserve your personalized greeting now!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: CEMETERY CLEANUP NIGHT, 06/23/2015, 6:00 P.M. … WE NEED YOU!

At the most recent Aitz Chaim board meeting, it was decided to schedule a cemetery cleanup night on Tuesday, June 23, at 6:00 P.M. Anyone who can come is encouraged to bring a lawn mower to mow the grass or a weed eater to edge around the stones. If you do not have or cannot bring a mower or a weed eater, please bring food. Everyone is encouraged to come. Many hands make light work.

CONCORDAT WITH MAJCO REAFFIRMED UNANIMOUSLY AT ELCA MONTANA SYNOD CONFERENCE

Adapted from http://www.elca.org

Established in the early 1990s, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Consultative Panel on Lutheran-Jewish Relations was formed to investigate the history of Jewish-Christian relations, to combat common misinterpretations of Judaism, and to identify areas of potential cooperation and understanding.

The Consultative Panel was responsible for the development of the Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America to the Jewish Community, adopted on April 18, 1994, by the Church Council of the ELCA, in which the Lutheran Church repudiated Luther’s anti-Semitic writings. The text follows.

Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America to the Jewish Community

“In the long history of Christianity there exists no more tragic development than the treatment accorded the Jewish people on the part of Christian believers. Very few Christian communities of faith were able to escape the contagion of anti-Judaism and its modern successor, anti-Semitism. Lutherans belonging to the Lutheran World Federation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America feel a special burden in this regard because of certain elements in the legacy of the reformer Martin Luther and the catastrophes, including the Holocaust of the twentieth century, suffered by Jews in places where the Lutheran churches were strongly represented.

“The Lutheran communion of faith is linked by name and heritage to the memory of Martin Luther, teacher and reformer. Honoring his name in our own, we recall his bold stand for truth, his earthy and sublime words of wisdom, and above all his witness to God’s saving Word. Luther proclaimed a gospel for people as we really are, bidding us to trust a grace sufficient to reach our deepest shames and address the most tragic truths.

“In the spirit of that truth-telling, we who bear his name and heritage must with pain acknowledge also Luther’s anti-Judaic diatribes and the violent recommendations of his later writings against the Jews. As did many of Luther’s own companions in the sixteenth century, we reject this violent invective, and yet more do we express our deep and abiding sorrow over its tragic effects on subsequent generations. In concert with the Lutheran World Federation, we particularly deplore the appropriation of Luther’s words by modern anti-Semites for the teaching of hatred toward Judaism or toward the Jewish people in our day.

“Grieving the complicity of our own tradition within this history of hatred, moreover, we express our urgent desire to live out our faith in Jesus Christ with love and respect for the Jewish people. We recognize in anti-Semitism a contradiction and an affront to the Gospel, a violation of our hope and calling, and we pledge this church to oppose the deadly working of such bigotry, both within our own circles and in the society around us. Finally, we pray for the continued blessing of the Blessed One upon the increasing cooperation and understanding between Lutheran Christians and the Jewish community.”

The Montana Synod Conference of the ELCA was held Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2015. Representing MAJCO on Saturday were Jerry Weissman and Arnie Schandelson. On behalf of the Jewish community, Jerry Weissman offered some extemporaneous remarks, after which the Concordat between MAJCO and ELCA was unanimously reaffirmed

The following is taken from an email from Jerry Weissman concerning his remarks on this occasion.

“The original authors of the Concordat were there in recollection of the events of April 1994 to the signing in June of 1995. They spoke of how Martin Luther turned against the Jews when they would not join him in his version of the New Christian religion, afterwards called the Lutheran church. They spoke about more than 1000 years of slaughtering Jews culminating in the Holocaust, and they spoke about the Holocaust itself. Then it was my turn.

“I thanked them for inviting Arnie and myself, and reminded the crowd that Arnie and I were there 20 years ago, and also said that the members present looked strong enough to join the two of us again 20 years in the future when we celebrate 40 years.

“I welcomed the crowd from the representatives of the Grandfather Religion, Judaism.

“I spoke then about what the world was like in 1994 when the idea of this concordat was made. Christians were being rounded up in Concentration camps in Kosovo. That got a lot of head shaking in agreement. I reminded the crowd that 70 years ago Christians and Jews invaded Europe to rid Humanity of the scourge that killed so many Jews, Gypsies, Russians, Christians, homosexuals, and people who were physically and mentally challenged. The Nazi’s were at war with the world and people of faith. Again lots of head shaking in agreement.

“I then spoke about what is happening today in Iran, In Iraq, In Syria, in Libya, where Christians, Yazidis and others were being rounded up to be sold into Slavery, to be raped, to be immolated and to be beheaded. I declared that what is happening today to the Sunday people of faith was being done by people declaring their actions to be commanded by their religion, and I described those people as those of no faith. This is a new and at the same time old war on people of faith.

“I ended by recalling that in 1982 we were in Jerusalem and had been to the Western Wall, and that I was with Mike Traub, who was then the Secretary of the guides union. I described the distance from the wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Queen Helen was said to have found the remnants of the true cross. I asked Mike what he would say if the Messiah (Moschiach) were to appear and he could ask him a question. He replied that he would ask Him If He had been here before.

“I think for such an unusual event for Jews, it went rather well.”

Jerry

YAHRZEITS — JUNE, 2015

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!

Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this Yahrzeit list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com

May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.


NAME OF DECEASED GREGORIAN DATE OF PASSING HEBREW DATE OF PASSING DECEASED RELATIONSHIP TO CONGREGANT
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Rose Gran Oct 14, 2014 20 Tishrei, 5775
Al Nagel Jun 4, 2010 22 Sivan, 5770 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Ann Magalnick Jun 6, 1987 9 Sivan, 5747 Mother of Elliot Magalnick
Minnie Goldberg Jun 8, 1983 27 Sivan, 5743 Grandmother of Jerry Weissman
Claire Hochfeld Meyer Jun 10, 1958 22 Sivan, 5718 Mother of Diane Sherick
Samuel Thall Jun 10, 1992 9 Sivan, 5752 Father of Terry Thall
Sigmund Oppenheimer Meyer Jun 11, 1986 4 Sivan, 5746 Father of Diane Sherick
Elsie Dorman Jun 14, 2004 25 Sivan, 5764 Aunt of Marjorie Feldman
Lillian Nagel Jun 16, 1999 2 Tammuz, 5759 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Rhoda Barrett Jun 17, 2000 14 Sivan, 5760 Cousin of Nadyne Weissman
Charles Cohn Jun 21, 1930 25 Sivan, 5690 Father of Arlyne Reichert
Zollie Kelman Jun 23, 2008 20 Sivan, 5768 Husband of Evelyn Kelman
Morris Goldberg Jun 25, 1955 5 Tammuz, 5715 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Regan Holsclaw Jun 27, 1970 23 Sivan, 5730 Son of Arleen Heintzelman

HAVA NAGILA: SOME CULTURAL INTERPRETATIONS

Some different versions of Hava Nagila: Same song/Same words, yet each with its own cultural twist

1) From Ballwood (Hebrew and Hindi) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdG9P1MsU5A

2) French Jews now in Israe bring the song some French style : http://www.tel-avivre.com/2015/03/31/peut-etre-la-plus-belle-version-de-hava-nagila-de-tous-les-temps/-

3) Everything is big in Texas: See this Texas sized version of Hava Nagillah:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WF6irnzAiI

4) From (yes) Iran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVhxQxZRbww

5) In Hebrew and Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVPr7jqUmE8

6) With a Russian flavor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfUz2BZa7UY

7) From Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z326fgXfZxM

8) From the Caribbean The Harry Belafonte Version with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWIq4436nHk

Submitted by Jerry Weissman

SHABBAT SHALOM

A FLICK AND A NOSH … COME JOIN US!

A Flick & a Nosh! Movie Night and Potluck

May 16, 2015

Bethel Lutheran Church, 1009 18th Ave SW

We are so sorry that health issues are keeping Rabbi Ruz from leading services this weekend as planned. Rather than cancel our Jewish Weekend, we are going to hold a Jewish Movie Night and Milchig (dairy) potluck tomorrow evening at Bethel at 5:30pm. Please make a point to come out and join us!

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