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February 26, 1982 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-02-26

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20 Friday, February 26, 1982

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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JERUSALEM (ZINS) —
In 1981, agriculture ac-
counted for only $600 mil-
lion of Israel's $5.37 billion
in exports.
Diamonds accounted for
$1.07 billion and the bulk of
the exports were high
technology items and
weapons.

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Sewage Gets the 'Treatment'
from Scientists at Bar-Ilan U.

RAMAT GAN — Scien-
tists at Bar-Ilan University
are using innovative tech-
niques to find new uses for
domestic sewage — includ-
ing the production of
natural food dyes, vitamins,
high grade chemicals,
pharmaceuticals and ani-
mal feed supplements.
Using a process known as
microalgal mass culture,
university researchers are
applying the principle of
photosynthesis to convert
sewage into a wide range of
useful organic compounds
and chemicals. Dr. Zvy
Dubinsky, a member of
Bar-Ilan's department of
life science, is heading the
research team.
For raw material the
Bar-Ilan project uses large
algal "ponds" containing

sewage. Key to the produc-
tion of valuable products
from sewage is the multipli-
cation of algae — tiny, one-
celled or multi-celled plants
in the sewage ponds. The
algae produce oxygen
through photosynthesis.
The oxygen, in turn,
stimulates the activity of
bacteria, which break
down the organic matter
in the sewage and release
nutrients such as carbon,
phosphorus and nitrogen
that accelerate algal
growth. At the same time,
the oxygenation process

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removes pollutants from
the sewage, making it
safe to re-use the water.
Growth of the tiny plants
turns the sewage into a
green soupy mixture known
as "algal slurry." The algae,
which are rich in protein
and other chemicals, are
then harvested from the
slurry and freeze-dried.
An extract is obtained
containing a variety of val-
uable compounds that can
be separated, including vit-
amins, natural food dyes,-
drying oils and phar-
maceuticals.

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Visitors' Tally

JERUSALEM (ZINS) —
According to a study by the
Israel Ministry of Tourism,
20 percent of America's six
million Jews have visited
Israel. Some 25 percent say
they have no interest in vis-
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A series of "algal ponds" is located on the Bar-Ilan
campus. Bar-Ilan scientists are using the "ponds" in
their search for new uses for sewage.

IReaders Forum)

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The writer's name will be withheld from publication upon
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enclosed.

Action Needed for Survival

Editor, The Jewish News:
Why do I constantly
worry about the future of
the Jewish people? I guess
the answer is: survival.
As I sit comfortably in my
living room watching "The
Wall" and other TV
documentaries describing
the horrors of the past, I
think, are we not privileged
to be where we are now?
Can we so easily accept
what we have as given and
not worry about the future?
Jews in our community,
and all over this country,
have grown complacent
about their own security as
Jews, about their responsi-
bility toward Israel and
about their Jewishness.
Many people don't think
much about their Jewish
identity, and some would
like to forget it. It is easier
to get caught up in the
pleasures and problems of
daily life than to face the
unpleasant realities of the
world today.
Israel is alone. The
world, even the United
States, does not care
about her survival. Many
nations want her to
perish. Senator Moyni-
han and other strong Is-
rael supporters express
sad wonder about how
the American Jewish
community can sit so idly
by while the U.S. gov-
ernment step-by-step

sells Israel down the
river. First arms to Saudi
Arabia, now proposed
arms gales to Jordan.
Israel is a nation backed
into a corner. And we ex-
press little concern.
Everyone has his or her
own excuse for lack of in-
volvement in Jewish activi-
ties. This is a symptom of
our assimilation, our loss of
Jewish identity. The same
situation occurred in Ger-
many and other European
countries prior to World
War II.
Are we so blind as to
think history will not repeat
itself? The Holocaust may
find a different stage, a
different setting, but in the
long run we'll all be the vic--
tims.
The time for change is
now. Not just with our
dollars, but with our
hearts, our minds and
our time. Not just talking
about being Jewish, but
doing it: coming together
as a unified people; ac-
cepting gladly the re-
sponsibilities of carrying
on our local com-
munities, as well as help-
ing Israel and world
Jewry.
We must know who we
are and let the world know
about it. This is the only
way we can survive.

Beth Cook,
Essexville

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