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October 22, 1976 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-10-22

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Rabbi Car- 1977 an additional 35
dividuals and organized have already built their
The Jewish News Special
houses will be built. Part
first houses.
Israel Correspondent
NOVEMBER 7, 1:00 P.M.
Prof. Ritchie told us of them will serve as
We were invited to the
raeli hippies.
TEL AVIV — Israel
When the false gods of inauguration ceremony that the members of his guest-houses for visitors
seems to be attracting in- the hippies and New Left of the new settlement. We group were far from who are restricted to spe-
proved deceiving and the were among rabbis who •Jewishness and Jewish cial diets and practice
young people disengaged were clad in the tradi- religion. Rabbi Carlebach yoga.
The settlers will also try
themselves from their tional Orthodox clothes brought them close to
former ideologies and and religious women Jewish religion and val- to grow flowers and deal
ues. They were advised by with sheep and geese. A
ideals, an interesting clothed in festive robes.
Rabbi Meir Kalish to join new group of former hip-
change occurred with The whole atmosphere
some former Jewish hip- resembled that of Mea the Poale Agudat Israel pies from the U.S. will
Shearim in Jerusalem or and to settle in Maor Mod- later join the settlement.
pies in the U.S.
iin. When Rabbi Car-
Part of the settlers are
They turned to Or- Bnei Brak.
On the stage, the leaders lebach arrived in the set- still studying in a yeshiva
thodox religion, decided
tlement, he was received in Jerusalem. It is hoped
to go to Israel and one can of Poale Agudat Israel,
that this special settle-
find them today in many rabbis from Israel and like a spiritual leader.
Meir told us that the ment will draw additional
yeshivot in Jerusalem, other countries, the Minis-
where they study Talmud ter of Interior, Dr. Josef settlers are working in a groups of former hippies
small factory producing in the U.S. to join their
from morning till late at Burg, high Jewish Agency
plastic bags. Shortly a comrades in Israel and
night. They pray in the officials, and high-ranking
new factory will be establish new settle-
manner of hasidim.
army officers were pre-
opened to produce pow- ments in other ancient
In the yeshivot they sent.
dered...foodstuffs. In early places.
An orchestra played
meet Israeli hippies, who
have left the bohemian and singers appeared in
quarters of Dizengoff the stage. They sang
Street in Tel Aviv. Many of chapters of the Psalms
them have distinguished and prayers, some influ-
themselves in learning the enced by pop style. It was
Talmud and some have be- strange to see men with
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TEL AVIV (JTA) — An present since Israel has
come teachers and even long beards, Peyot and
outbreak of cholera in maintained a strict chol-
rabbis. Other hippie Tzitziyot play the guitar Jordan
and an ecological era control program since
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Presently there are 12 the Jordan the
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ligious settlements on an- families in 12 houses in
Dead Sea were the sub- special health checks will
cient biblical sites in Is- Maor. Modiin. They are all
jects of appeals by Is- be made at the Jordan
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Health checks will also
About 35-cases of chol-
graves of the Mac- common: they wished to
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era were reported in Jor- be made at the open fence
cabaeans are located. In alter their style of life
dan last week, but no on the Lebanese border to
Modiin, Matityahu the radically and become re-
fatalities so far. The Jor- detect possible cholera in-
Maccabean first' or- ligious.
danian government has fection.
ganized the revolt
The chairman of the
reportedly begun a mass
The ecological problem
against Greek oppres- settlement department of
vaccination program. poses a longer term
Last Business Day Oct. 30
Poale Agudat Israel,
Health.__Minister Victor danger. Israel's water
Maor Modiin was estab- Shimon Meir, told us that
Shemtov called on Jordan commissioner, Menahem
lished 12 years ago by the American group of to cooperate with Israel Cantor, called on Jordan
members of Poale Agudat former hippies and
in an effort to prevent the for joint action to save the
Israel. The settlement is academicians were or-
spread- of the disease.
hitoric river that flows
15075 Lincoln Rd.
east of Ben Shemer, near ganized by the well
The World Health Or- between the two coun-
the former Jordanian known singer, Rabbi
E. of Greenfield
ganization has confirmed tries which is becoming
border. The first settlers Shlomo Carlebach.
cholera outbreak. Is- dangerously polluted by
Oak Park, Mich.
were members of the Through his influence raeli health authorities sewage and poisonous
Nahal (fighting youth they became religious,
said there was no need for chemical waste poured
pioneers), but now mostly decided to go to Israel and
any special measures at into it.
American former hippies to establish a religious
and young academicians settlement.
have taken over. They-
One of the most in-
teresting settlers is the
secretary of the settle-
NEW YORK (JTA) — his traditional garb en-
ment,' Prof. Yehoshua
For the past few years tered a sukka manned by
Chaim Ritchie. He was
there has been a hubbub members of the Habad
torn in Arizona and as a
of activity on top of the Hasidic sect in the central
youngster he worked as a
50-story Grace Building bus terminal here and
cowboy, herding sheep
in midtown Manhattan asked to recite the tradi-
and cows.
during the week of Suk- tional blessings over the
"With God's help," he
kot. A steady stream of etrog and lulay.
told us with a smile, "I
He even offered hard
visitors flock into the
shall herd sheep and cows
"Sukka in the Sky" to cash for the privilege of
in our Holy Country . . ."
participate in the holiday performing
Prof. Ritchie told us
The Hasidim
proceedings amid the
that the members of his
politely rejected the bun-
lulavim and etrogim.
group were far from
The sukka has been dle of Pound notes, but
Jewishness•and Jewish
built for the last five wondered why a Moslem
religion. Rabbi Carlebach
years by Jack D. Weiler, was eager to make a
brought them close
chairman of the Joint Jewish benediction.
Prof. Ritchie was a
The Bedouin explained
Distribution Committee
well-known pediatrician
and a member of the firm that a Jewish friend who
in the U.S. He first came
which built and operates made the blessings in a ,–
to Israel after the Six-
the building. This year, sukka last year sub-
Day War and worked for
one of the highlights was sequently had financial
some time in the pediat-
an address by Israeli success and he hoped to
rics department of
Ambassador Chaim Her- enjoy the same good luck.
Hadassah hospital in
zog to leaders of the JDC. But he had to content
ck Sales Leader
Jerusalem. Afterwards
himself with warm
Weiler presided.
he returned to the U.S.
for a prosperous
Tamaroti is the gu
Among the guests from year without
in this area.
and taught at U.C.L.A.
benefit of
Israel were Avraham
Later he joined the hippie
Harman, president of the lulav and etrog.
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