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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-05-07

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

10 Friday, May 1, 1982

Knesset OKs Likud Settlement Policy, and El Al Sabbath Ban

(Continued from Page 1)
tonomy talks because it
- regarded the Arab part of
the city as an integral
part of the West Bank —
and thus part of the
subject-matter of the
talks themselves.
Begin met for two hours
Tuesday with Yeruham
Meshel, Secretary General
of Histadrut over the gov-

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ernment's decision to ban El
Al flights on the Sabbath
and religious holidays.

Meshel reportedly told
Begin that the ban would
cause the dismissal of many
El Al employees. Begin said
he was not familiar with
that aspect but promised it
would be studied by the spe-
cial ministerial committee
appointed to negotiate de-
tails of the ban with the El
Al management.
El Al employees are bit-
terly opposed to the Sabbath

Lag b'Omer Tuesday

(Continued from Page 1)
Shimon Bar Yohai, consid-
ered to be the author of the
mystical treatise, the
Zohar. His yahrzeit is
marked with the "hilule de
Rebbe Shimon," the special
hymns in praise of this
great rabbinical leader and
thinker. To accompany
these hymns, custom has it
that fires are lit as a mass
tribute to his memory.
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ban which would signific-
antly reduce the scope of the
airline's operations. They
were supported by repre-
sentatives of the workers
committees of Israel's 13
largest industrial
enterprises who claim to
speak for some 50,000 wage
earners.
They said they would
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dition has grown and be-
come more widespread.
The name Lag b'Omer
refers to the laMed girn-
mel, the 33rd day in the
counting of the Omer, the
seven-week period be-
tween Passover and
Shavuot. According to
the Talmud this was a
very disastrous pericid
during the Roman rule
over Eretz Yisrael in the
Second Century C.E.
Many scholars were put
to death by the authorities,
and plague killed 24,000
people. On the 33rd day of
the Omer there was a re-
spite from the plague, a
break in the suffering.
Because of the sadness
linked to the Omer season,
it has become a period
overwrought with restric-
tions. No weddings or joyous
celebrations are to be held
throughout the seven
weeks. No haircuts are
taken, and there are many
who let their beards grow as
well. All these visible signs
of mourning have been in-
corporated into the prohibi-
tions of the Omer.
However, on Lag b'Omer
all the restrictions are re-
laxed. Weddings may be
held, haircuts are
encouraged, beards are
eliminated, bonfires are lit
and celebrations are the
order of the day.
As a reminder of that
ancient Roman period,
another legend grew up
in conjunction with this
day. Since the Jews were
forbidden, on penalty of
death, from studying,
they had to develop a
subterfuge to throw their
overseers off guard.
Young men would take
their bows and arrows and
go out into the fields, sup-
posedly to hunt. Once they
were far enough away, so
the Roman soldiers could no
longer see them, they as-
sembled at a meeting place
either in a grove or in a
cave. There they would
meet the rabbi waiting to
teach them. On Lag b'Omer
athletic contests are thus
encouraged, symbolically
pointing to the fact that
words of Torah can also fly
like arrows.

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rut.
El Al sources point out
that El Al does not oper-
ate any trans-Atlantic
flights on Saturdays and
a Sabbath flight ban
would therefore not af-
fect the airline's Ameri-
can passengers. But
about one-quarter of all
El Al weekly flights are
operated on Saturdays,
to destinations through-
out Europe.
Most of these Saturday
passengers ale non-Jewish

holiday tourists who prefer
to start or end their vaca-'
tion trips on weekends, to
gain an additional working
day for their holiday. On an
average recently, El Al op-
erated 13 flights on Satur-
day, carying some 4,000
passenbers, as well as
operating special freight
flights of vegetables and
fresh flowers to Europe.
A sizeable proporation of
the _airline's employees
work to service these Sab-
bath flights. They include
maintenance and opera-

tions personnel as well as
flight crews and cabin
attendants. Overtime pay
for such Sabbath work, at
about three times normal
rates plus alternative time
off, makes up about 15 per-
cent of the employees' pay
packets, airlines sources
said.

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(Continued from Page 1) before Judge Hilda Gage in
tarded in their neighbor- Oakland County Circuit
hood are suing the JARC in Court but the hearing was
Oakland County Circuit postponed at the request of
Court. That case is continu- the city.
ing and the_ judge in the
The Pleasant Ridge home
case, Richard Kuhn, has will be the fifth operated by
said the home can open the JARC. The two-story,
while the case is in progress. brick home has five bed-
The city of Pleasant Ridge rooms and was purchased
has also filed suit against for $135,000.
the JARC to prevent the
home from opening. A hear-
Liberty consists in doing
ing in that case was what one desires.
scheduled for Wednesday
— John Stuart Mill

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SUMMER

(Copyright 1982, JTA, Inc.)

INSIDE UJA: There are more than six months still
left before the present year expires. However, the leader-
ship of the United Jewish Appeal has already completed
the plan ,forits 1983 _campaign. And an impressive plan it
is.
The UJA leadership hopes to raise in 1983 about 40
percent more than the sum raised in the 1982 drive which is
practically ended now with results higher than in the prey-
ious year. Its dramatic plan is the largest and most inten-
sive in the 44 years of UJA fundraising. It will be presented
to the three-day National Leadership Conference which -
opens in Washington on May 21.
The plan is built on four different programs for four
different categories of donors. The Campaign will start
with a two-day assembly in NeW York of contributors from
all parts of the country who are giving a minimum of
$100,000.
This assembly will be followed by a huge Campaign
Leadership Mission to Israel, comprising more than 1,000
givers of $10,000 or more and of key community leaders.
For contributions of $250,000 there will an interna-
tional four-day meeting at Geneva with delegations from
various countries. There will also be a two-day conference
later in Washington for $50,000-minimum givers. Al-
together there are about a million givers to UJA in feder-
ated and non-federated community campaigns. About 44
percent of the total raised in a year comes from the larger
givers in the categories from $10,000 to over $500,000.
THE "UNKNOWN MILLIONAIRES": Top UJA
leaders anticipate that the plan for 1983 — which will be
carried out under Robert Loup, the new UJA national
chairman — will bring increases in all major gift ranges, as
well as potential givers in each of the minimum target
levels: $10,000 — $50,000 — $100,000 -- $250,000.
The ambition of the UJA leadership is also to "dis-
cover" and bring into UJA giving affluent Jews who keep
themselves away from being-known as rich men. The
number of such Jews seems to be considerable. They don't
contribute to any Jewish cause and prefer to remain "un-
known."
The U.S. Trust reported that in 1979 there were some
520,000 millionaires in the United States.
THE "FLYING BRIGADES": It is obvious that the
magnitude of the UJA plan for 1983 will require unprece-
dented efforts; especially since the program is scheduled to
be carried out within 10 intensive weeks.
.Aid in these efforts will be coming from a "National
Fly-In" in which teams of outstanding Israelis and Ameri-
can personalities — together with UJA top leaders — will
make jet-sweeps into more than 70 cities for intensive sol-
icitations of community-selected prospects for break-
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