THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, March 17, 1978 33
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Editor, The Jewish News:
He said the name for the Koran as the place from
Copies of the March issue
In Ameer Ali's book, cited
A news article reported Moslem holy site, al-Haram which the Ascension above, it is stated that are available from the
Dayan's "dismissing Arab al-Sharif, did not exist in (Miaraj) to heaven took "Mecca is to the Moslem
claims to Jerusalem." "Holy Jerusalem before the Otto- place was determined to what Jerusalem is to the
Arab land — what's so holy man era. This meant that it have been in Jerusalem, not Jew." (page 167).
about it?" he asked, allud- was not regarded as a holy originally, but derived by a
Dayan (a better student of
later biographer of Islam than I) must have had
ing to Jerusalem.
site before then.
In your Sept. 5, 1975 edi-
When Omar conquered Muhammad. During the as- these considerations in
tion, you reported the public Jerusalem, in 638, his cension via seven heavens mind when he asked his
lecture on this subject by main task was
w to• estab- there were parleys with the rhetorical question: Anyone who likes Italian will
love Chef Boyar-dee - foods.
Dr. Samuel Tamari, of the lish a mosque. A "mos- Prophets of bygone days "'What's so holy about it?"
So when your family comes
Bar-Ilan University's De- que" was not only a from Adam to Jesus, includ-
home starving for pizza. reach
Falls Church, Va.
partment of Arabic.
house of prayer, but also ing Hebrew "prophets."
for Chef Boyar-dee's Complete
■ • •
Cheese Pizza. and you've prac-
munal institute, to serve ally in Jerusalem? Ameer Peace Poll
tically got it made. Its all right
also as military head- Ali, in "The Spirit of Islam"
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — A there. The Chef's pizza flour
quarters, executive office (1922) says it was just a vis-
mix. special savory sauce. real
recent poll by the PORI In- Italian cheese. And easy direc-
and political forum.
Editor, The Jewish News:
stitute shows that 59.4 per- tions. Just 20 minutes in the
"All that Mohammedans
He picked the Church of
So much is heard of U.S.
cent of Israelis believe that oven and Presto!—a sizzling
aid to Israel but little about the Holy Sepulchre for the must believe respecting the
there will be no peace until tangy pizza. And now you can
Israel's contribution. Since site of the mosque, but the Miaraj is that the Prophet
the Palestinian question is make it in a skillet too. Real
Greece and Turkey are Byzantine patriarch talked saw himself, in a vision,
resolved. Only 24.5 percent haimische Italian ta'am. Your
alienated, Israel is the only him out of it, directing his transported from Mecca to
thought peace was possible pizza mayvins will love you for
dependable ally — the only attention to- the extensive Jerusalem, and that in such
without solving the Pales- if And call for more. And more.
Mideast democracy — who area, vacant and deserted, vision he really beheld some
prevented the Soviets from not far from the Church (i.e. of the greatest signs of the
not far from the city center) Lord."
dominating the Mideast.
Russia could not ship which fulfilled the condi-
Fazlur Rahman, direc-
supplies to the North Viet- tions for operating a mos- tor of Islamic Research
namese by the short route, que-. Omar's choice of the Institute, Karachi, Pakis-
through the Suez Canal, for Temple Mount, lying in tan, in his book "Islam"
fear of U.S. interference ruin since 70 CE was the (1966) rejects "the doc-
logical outcome, and com- trine of a locomotive
using secret Israeli bases.
The threat of Israeli in- pletely topographical, Miaraj" as "historical fic-
tion." He argues against
tervention stopped Syria rather than religious.
The Masjid al-Aqsa (Aqsa exaggerating the impor-
from a takeover of Jordan,
who was battling the PLO a Mosque), mentioned in the tance of Jerusalem.
He says that while Moses
few years ago. According to
U.S. General Keenan, Is-
and Abraham (the latter
declared to be "neither a
rael saved thousands of
Jew nor a Christian" but the
Christian Lebanese from
first Moslem ) were "disas-
extermination by Moslem
sociated on the religious
plane" from the Jews, this
By the manufacture of Editor, The Jewish News:
The more than 1,000 did not apply to Jerusalem.
small components of the
large planes and families of the Detroit Dis- (page 20).
weapons which it ships to trict of the Zionist Organi-
• * *
NATO countries, Israel zation of America are un-
performs a valuable de- equivocally opposed to the
fense function for allies Administration's proposal Editor, The Jewish News:
to sell 50 F-5E jet fighters to
of the U.S.
Many dynamic Jewish
There is no doubt that Is- Egypt and 60 of America's youth groups exist today
When buying a Kosher chicken,
rael is menaced by most advanced and sophis- which are both fun and re-
look for this red, white and blue
heavily-armed Arab coun- ticated F-15's to Saudi warding for Jewish teen-
tries who vow to destroy Arabia. In their opposition ageers. United Synagogue
metal wing tag which certifies
her. The supply of weaponry they join the more than
Youth is one of them.
you are getting a genuine Empire
to her enemies by, the 100,000 members of the
USY is made up of teen-
Kosher product. Kosher poultry
Soviets, U.S., France and ZOA and millions of other agers from various congre-
Britain could lead to the Americans who, feel that gations. The young people,
must have a firmly-attached tag
genocide of the survivors of
although they come from
that certifies it is Kosher; if the
more unlikely and will
different synagogues, share
tag is not attached, or is
If sincere about "human threaten the security of Is-
these things in common:
rights'„ the U.S. should rael and the viability of its their love for Judaism and
missing, you have a right to
support Israel's retention of defenses.
especially for mach- — a
question the product.
We also feel strongly that special sense of shared
the West Bank and Gaza
where the standard of living Israel should get the 150 Jewish identity, of shared
has more than doubled since F-16's and 25 F-15's which love and friendship, reached
Israel requested for its by participating in services,
Israel occupied the area.
In fresh or frozen poultry, be sure of
Under Egypt, Gaza was military modernization and singing Hebrew songs to-
unsurpassed quality and taste with ...
frightfully congested, social the maintenance of the ba- gether, sharing thoughts
conditions indescribably lance of arms in the Middle and ideas on Jewish life and
bad. Israel has built much East.
traditions, discussing Israel
ZOA members and and sharing concern for its
new housing to replace
slums, opened a mixed in- concerned Americans future.
dustrial zone, transports are writing to their Con-
thousands of Arabs daily to gressmen and Senators enough of our Jewish youth
asking for the disap- are taking advantage of this
well-paid jobs in Israel.
In Rafah (two percent of proval of tile sale of the unique opportunity.
Sinai), Israel transformed aircraft to Egypt and Perhaps it is because they
arid desert into a thriving Saudi Arabia and for re- are not aware of it. Perhaps
agricultural settlement be- storing the full comple- there is a lack of encour-
nefiting both Jews and ment of planes to Israel.
agement from, and com-
The ZOA statement de- mitment by, their parents.
Arabs. For our Administra-
tion to support Sadat and clares "We believe that the
For those who read this
At Better Quality Kosher Butcher Shops, Food Stores and
Hussein in consigning American public ought to letter, it is hoped that they
Dellys, Coast-to-Coast. For stores near you, please call:
Arabs back to the unfavora- know the true facts, what's will find out more about this
ble living conditions of the behind the Administra- spirit; attending Sabbath
past is indeed a travesty on tion's shift of policy, and services is a good beginning.
why Congress should act to
Michael H. Cohen,
justice and sanity.
S. Norman Gourse prevent a critical outcome."
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