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April 10, 1981 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-04-10

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Hundreds Attend Service
for the Blessing of the Sun

CAJE Director

alition for Alternatives in
Jewish Education has
named Dr. Eliot G. Spack
executive director

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An estimated 500 persons participated early
Wednesday morning at Cong. Dovid Ben Nuchim in
Oak Park in Birkat Hakhamma — Blessing of the Sun
ceremony — which occurs every 28 years when the
sun is believed to be at the same point where it was
placed at the time of Creation. An estimated 50,000
attended the ceremonies at the Western Wall in
Jerusalem. Services were also held in Tel Aviv's tal-
lest buildings, and on the top floors of the Empire
State Building and World Trade Center in New York.
(Photo by Deanna Sperka.)

Danes Reject 'Playing for Time

NEW YORK — Danish
Television will not show the
made for CBS-TV film
"Playing for Time" because
Arthur Miller's adaptation
of Fania Fenelon's concen-
tration camp memoirs were
"incorrect and partly sen-

A spokesman praised the
acting of Vanessa Redgrave
in the film. CBS was
criticized in America for
selecting Miss Redgrave, an
avowed supporter of the
Palestine Liberation
Organization, to play Miss
Fenelon in the -movie.

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fortune . . . No one hurts
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Upon the Golan Heights he lies
A symbol of his proud race
A true Maccabbee in life he was
A gallant warrior of his time
Half way up the hill he fell
His rifle by his side
Into a hail of death he charged
No morrow on his mind
He only knew that he must take
This fortress — The Golan Heights.

The Colonel gathered up his men
He pointed to the hills above;

That is our target on the morrow, men
'Tis well encased, impregnable
'Tis well fortified, thick mortar walls
Well gunned
Land mines are everywhere.

The-bodies here — they looked so young
Turn bullet ridden, clotted blood
Barbed wire shredding flesh.
Blood spattered everywhere
Whole bodies struck in two.

No words I know can tell for sure
The carnage that was here
The men so young — chadder boys
Their youth upon their face

We walked around the two of us
Each. in his own path
And then we net once more
As if by magic magnet drawn


He looked out at each young face
"It must be done, the stakes are high"
He paused in his reflective mind.

"Morning prayers at 6 A.M. sharp
Form in small minyan groups
Sleep well, my brothers, sleep well
We go for Israel.

We walked amid the Golan Heights
My wife and I
Both soldiers of another time
In my mind's eye I saws it-all
The story here was told

The wreckage here was left intact
For all the world to see
Broken, crippled tanks in awkward stance
Half tracks, gun carriers,
Parts missing smashed, grotesque,
Lying in the ditches.
Counter parts of the fallen men
Just where they fell
Ammunition boxes, torn asunder
Russian writing on the sides
What were they doing here?

Pure grief is such :a private thing
Only we (Israelis) would know
It cannot be shared, no matter what
As our history has taught us so

A youth — so young — his body lay
Across our bloody path
His hands stretched to heaven above
His open eyes stared up to God
His mouth was pursed — I thought
As ifto say
"Sh'MA - - -"

Matted blood hung on his face
. That face that held us tight
So young — so sweet — so innocent
He seemed
What violence was this
Upon this youth so bright

My soul shrieked out in loud protest
My body boiled with pain
Against these deaths of boys
So young who fought so brave
For a land they love so much

His breast was bare
His "tzitzes" ripped to shreds
The four corners of his world
Were gone

His pack was split in two
It lay open turn upon the ground
A Yarmulke, a 'prayer' shawl and book
Tefilin trailing back

This his daily bread he carried everywhere
No-matter where he went
It was a part of him
And now upon a foreign land he lay
Even here lie the Israeli dead.

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An Israeli Boy Lies Dead


Friday, April 10, 1981

We stood immobile at his side
His body torn apart
His leg was splintered
To the bone
The ragged skin hung down
The bone protruded — so grotesque
So very white
He had bled out

He gave his all, his very blood
That Israel shall be free.

I looked down again and saw his name
Upon the tags he wore
I was but one, the rest
Lay buried in the mud
The name spelled out "Moshe
I looked. again
It was my name
That he had died for me.

One yesterday he lived
Loved and was loved
A child upon his knee

But now he lives upon the hill
A warrior thru and thru
He never reckoned with the price
That he had paid in full
He only knew — in words so true
That Israel shall be free

Somewhere in time — a father's time
Bent over, turn in grief
Will raise his eyes unto the Lord
And pray
For a son he loved so well

A mother's heart will burst apart
For the love she bore for him

A wife will die a thousand times
But proud her heart will be
For her gallant who gave his life
That Israel shall stay free

Upon the morrow — The battle won
They will look upon the battlefield
In. full report, so meaningless
The statistics will coldly say
"Moshe — killed in action"
_A statistic
Perhaps to them it may be true
But certainly
Not to me!

Historical Background

On June 9, 1967 the Israeli civilian
army attacked the Golan Heights (Syria)
at 1530.

The objective, the fortress Tel Fahar
built to withstand the heaviest
bombing, all approaches were
mined, with barbed wire entanglements
The fort was considered impregnable.

With less than 200 men the attack
began. The tanks could only go so far.
The main fighting was done by the foot
soldiers crawling from rock to rock
on their bellies.

The two commanders Major Alex Krinsky
and Colonel Moshe Klein were killed
1 hour after the attack started. The
company was then in charge of 2nd Lieutenants
with no higher chain of command.

The fort was captured just, before
dark. The Syrian army collapsed,
the war on the northern front was over.

The price (A fearful price)
' 37 dead, 82 wounded
They had literally paid in blood.

Explanation of Terms

"Two Soldiers of Another Time ,
1. My wife Eva May — 2nd Lieutenant
Army Nurse Corps, U.S.A. (2nd World War)

2. Myself — Captain Flight Surgeon
U.S. Air Force — Later
transferred to Ground Forces
when I returned from overseas.

Note: This is the only time I know of
when a 2nd Lieutenant outranked
a Captain after we were married
in the army.

It has been so ever since.

Swift Sword — By Brig. General
S.L.A. Marshall
The Historical record of
Israel's victory June 1967.

American Heritage Magazide
and United Press International

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