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Sabbath Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the 24th day of Nisan, 5742, the following scriptural selections will be read in our synagogues:
Pentateuchal portion, Leviticus 9:1-11:47.
Prophetical portion, II Samuel 6:1-7:17.
Tuesday, Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 23, Rosh Hodesh Iyar, Numbers 28:1-15.
Candlelighting, Friday, April 16, 6:56 p.m.
VOL. DOOM No. 7
Friday, April 16, 1982
Forty years have established a record of nota-
ble achievements by the Detroit Jewish com-
munity in the area of vocational training for the
The Jewish Vocational Service inspires
community-wide acclaim for its achievements,
both in the operation of two vocational work-
shops, as well as the agency that has helped
provide jobs for the unemployed and in the
search for workers in many areas to provide
employees in_offices, stores and industries.
This is a listing of objectives of an important
agency. The immense value of the JVS is the
efficiency with which it has organized work-
shops for many who would otherwise remain
unemployed and deprived of the pride so vital
for the many handicapped in the JVS work-
shops who now have a sense of belonging to the
community and in human ranks.
Much unemployment has been eliminated by
the programming pursued by the JVS. Many
have become firmly established as a result of
employment secured for them through the serv-
ices of this agency. This is in itself a 'role of
significance in a functioning community.
The provisions made by the JVS and its work-
shops for the handicapped, for elderly, the re-
tarded and physically injured, gives the agency
the status of humanitarianism.
The JVS-Community Workshops fulfill basic
Jewish traditions — those of making labor a
duty, a joy and an obligation. In Psalms (128:2)
there is a definition that also points to the
human duty: "When you eat the labor of your
hands, happy shall ybu be." It is in this spirit
that the JVS program provides for its dependent
clients the opportunity to secure self-help, of
being a productive element among people.
It is to the credit of the Jewish community,
the Jewish Welfare Federation as the sponsor-
ing movement of this cause, that the aims of the
agency now observing its 40th anniversary are
given serious consideration in planning the so-
cial services. Thankfully, there is government
aid for such a cause and President Ronald Re-
agan must be kept aware of such needs when
planning aid of a vast social nature on a Federal
To the directors and officers of the JVS and its
community workshops will always go the
blessings of those benefiting from the services
rendered. All with human sparks will join in
expressions of gratitude for what the JVS 40th
"Four daily newspapers, Yiddish papers and
hourly news broadcasts! What kind
of a News Maniac did I marry?"
Six Walks in Holy City
Provided by Jerusalemite
Jerusalem is always the high point in traveling through Israel for
tourists, Jews and non-Jews alike. Scores of guide books have been
published as aids to students and visitors. Many of them are by
prominent and knowledgeable people. Included among the interest-
ing guide book is one by Joan Comay, and others have earned com-
A guide book devoted entirely to Jerusalem, compiled by an
eighth-generation Sabra, now tops them all-in relation to the Holy
City. In "Jerusalem Walks" (Holt, Rinehart and Winston) Nitza
Rosovsky fulfills such a vital need, so efficiently, that tourists will
bless the author for so vital a contribution to an intimate acquain-
tanceship with the capital city of Israel.
"Jerusalem Walks" is steeped in knowledge. It is scholarly and
the six walks, each covering a mile, requiring 21/2 hours of viewing,
explaining, exhilarating, are an enrichment marked by fascination.
The Jerusalem walks gain importance in the excellent selection
Ida Nudel's release from the Russian prison, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry based
of photographs. This guide book has numerous maps, 40 photographs
after a decade of her resistance to the KGB in the U.S. They reveal that contrasted with the
and impressive selectivity to give realism to the related historical
terror, serves once again to sensationalize the 51,320 Jews who left Russia in 1979 and the
Soviet oppressive measures and the shutting of
The six walks are devoted to the covered alleys of the Old City,
the USSR doors for those seeking exit visas to go figure for 1981 was 9,249. These are indications
commencing outside the ancient walks and including the El Aksa
Mosque, the downtown area, an area including the Herodian town,
Additional interest attached to the experi- encases Russian Jews with a tyranny typical of the residential portions and historic sites in the Jewish quarter.
ence of Mikhail Tsivin, the 18-year-old Lenin- the discriminators.
The author is a classicist and an historian. There is fascination in
One aspect in the Russian Jewish clamoring
grad youth who was arrested when he displayed
the introduction in which, inviting an understanding of this book's
difference from other guide books, the author states:
a sign demanding, "Let Me Go to Israel." for exit visas must be emphasized. In all in-
"A concise, in-depth history of a certain event may help you
Mikhail was an expellee from a textile college stances the demands are to be permitted to go to
the significance of an era, an important individual, or the
where, a year earlier, he made similar de-
architecture of an entire period. You'll become familiar with both the
are harmful to Israel and are unfaithful to the
mands for a visa to join his aunt in Israel.
`Heavenly City' — Yerushalayim shel ma'alah, in Hebrew — and
These are among the many examples of aims that originate the emigration and defame
with the everyday one — Yerushalayim shel matah — where people
Jewish resistance to the Communist pressures the purpose on the grounds of which exit visas
live, eat, pray, love, hate, sin and dream.
in their demands for liberation — always with
"Much has been said about the meaning of the city where the
demands to be permitted to go to Israel.
roots of the Judeo-Christian heritage of Western society lie. To Jews,
Noteworthy are the figures just released by an unfortunate Jewish experience. •
Jerusalem has always been the symbol of national and religir -
freedom, the city that the Messiah will enter at the End of the Da.
"To Christians it is the place where Jesus died for the sins of
mankind and where the Second Coming will occur. It is the third
holiest city to Islam, whence Mohammed departed on his Night Jour-
Two typical examples of freedoms in Israel
No matter how cautiously Israel acts, what-
ney and to which he will return on the day of Judgment.
ever the extent of the freedoms assigned to life should be remembered:
"It is the City upon the Hill, the hope of better days yet to come.
Israel's Arab citizens have as much right as
in the Jewish state, it is the negative, the de-
of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from
structive, the harmful, the accusatory that al- the Jewish citizens to demonstrate. They did.
said Isaiah (2:3)."
Some of the Israeli Arabs even demanded pub-
ways receives emphasis. -
Rosovsky has advice as well as guidance in his informative guide.
No matter what the liberties, even to the
The traveler in Israel, while benefiting from the Jerusalem walks,
learns from the author about accommodations, he is advised on food
Communists who openly advocate Israel's de- be liquidated completely. Where else could such
and drinks, the communications services, transportation and shop-
struction, there is blindness to these truths. Is- excesses, such freedoms, be tolerated?
Then there is the freedom granted to the Is-
ping. There are lists of restaurants and shops, and these are helpful.
rael has become available as the scapegoat for
Then there is advice on dress and behavior codes in the land. They are
condemnation, sometimes for ridicule, always raeli Communists to join in demonstrations
all very helpful to the visitor in Israel.
aimed at Israel's destruction. In a recent such
treated with suspicion.
The tourist will learn from this guide book while walking
In spite of it, there are the freedoms, and
through Jerusalem. And the book adds value to an understanding of
-Winner, the Jewish Communist.
history will surely record them. Hopefully, Meir,
the Holy City for readers away from and in anticipation of visiting
Hopefully these enemies of Israel will be
a nation's constituents will acknowledge them
Jerusalem. That's the value of Rosovsky's "Jerusalem Walks."
limited to the Communist minority.
CONFRONTI NG KREMLIN
FREEDOM S ABUSED