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July 02, 1982 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-07-02

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Friday, July 2, 1982 13


Lebanon Calm, Destruction Intertwined


DOHA (Beirut Suburbs),
(JTA) — A car trip from the
Israel border at Rosh
Hanikra to this luxury bed-
room suburb just south of
Beirut, on a beautiful hill-
top overlooking the interna-
tional airport, reveals a
patchwork, piecemeal sort
of war.
The road followed the
coast, at times almost on the
beach itself; at other places
on cliffsides high above the
blue Mediterranean. Some-
times for two or three
kilometers (a mile.or so) the
narrow two-lane roadway is
undamaged. Orange and
fruit groves are dusty in the

summer heat but un-
harmed. Farm buildings
and villages are whole, with
bright flowers or vines trail-
ing over them.
But then you come to a
stretch of road — a few
kilometers — pockmarked
by shell and bomb craters.
The buildings along the
roadside are heavily dam-
aged. Some look completely
Telephone and electric-
ity wires trail along the
ground. Pylons and
phone poles are shorn off
by shellfire or blast.
Damaged or burnt-out
cars litter the roadsides.
Some of the vehicles were
propelled by the blasts on

Housing Boom Hits Orthodox
Neighborhood in Brooklyn

Koch Wins ADL Jabotinsky Prize

top of the rubble of what
NEW YORK — Israeli
once was a house.
Minister Menahem
The difference — between
the undamaged areas and -Begin presented the Anti -
the evident signs of war — Defamation League of Bnai
shows where the advancing Brith "Jabotinsky Award
Israeli forces had to use for Courageous Jewish
their heavy fire power of the Leadership" to New York
Air Force to silence or over- City Mayor Edward I. Koch
come pockets of terrorist oc- at a reception at the Wal-
dorf Astoria Hotel. •
cupation or resistance.
In a related development,
The Lebanese will tell
you that this is a true pic- 10 black and Hispanic
ture of their country under
Palestinian and Syrian oc-
cupation. They all appear to
agree that hope for the fu-
ture of their beautiful but
unhappy country lies only
in the rapid departure of
"all foreigners and that in-
cludes you Israelis as well
as the Palestinians and Sy-

teenagers from Houston,
Tex., on their way to a six-
week study trip of Israeli
life, were treated to lunch
by the New York regional
office of the ADL.
The teenagers are par-
ticipants in Texas Con-
gressman Mickey Leland's
unique Kibutz Internship
. Congressman Leland

started the program in 1980
to offer youngsters from his
inner-city district an oppor-
tunity to travel to Israel and
learn about communal life
on a kibutz.

What can procure diges-
tion? Exercise. What will
recruit strength? Sleep.
What will alleviate incura-
ble evils? Patience.

Best Kept Secret In Town!


Jewish Inmates

NEW YORK With an ing to a medical center offi- In response to a request
influx of Orthodox and cial.
from one of five Jewish in-
HaSidic Jews during the
With the high birth rate mates at the Lake Correc-
past five years, Brooklyn's and immigration from tional Institution, the
Borough Park neighbor- such . areas as Florida state prison, an Or-
hood has become one of the Williamsburg, the Lower . lando Jewish official visited
most ambitious centers of East Side and Crown the inmates and returned
residential real estate ac- Heights, the Jewish ° with a recommendation
tivity in the country.
population of Borough that the community should
Land prices have soared Park has grown by about act to fulfill the request of
as contractors buy old 25 percent since 1978. It is the inmates to help them
houses, demolish them and now estimated at 65,000 study Judaism.
build new, two-family and in an area of 100,000
thi-ee-family structures, ac- people.
cording to an article in the
One reason the new
New York Times. Dilapi-
dated -walk-ups have been . houses and apartments
bought and rebuilt as carry higher pric e s is the
cooperative apartments demands that developers
selling for as much as must meet when building
for Orthodox tenants.
$130,000, the Times said.
Pressure for new housing Among the requirements of
has intensified because the religious buyers are a
many Orthodox Jews marry family dining room, a large,
at a young age and have eat in kitchen, a porch or
large families quickly. balcony for a sukka and
About 5,000 babies -a year sometimes, space for a spe-
are born at Brooklyn's cial Passover kitchenette.
Maimonides Medical Cen- Also, the new homes must
ter, a rate that is nearly be erected within walking
double that of any other distance of synagogues and
New York hospital, accord- religious schools.

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College Transcripts for Begin

Basic Alterations Included.

Menahem Begin left the
United States this week
carrying a memento of his
college days in Poland.
The Israeli prime minis-
ter was given a copy of his
University of Warsaw tran-
scripts by Rabbi Alexander
M. Schindler during a meet-
ing with the Union of
American Hebrew Congre-
gations (UAHC) president
Saturday in New York.

Last year in Jerusalem,
Begin had asked Jerzy
Koberski, then Poland's
Minister of Religious Af-
fairs, for the transcript.
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ment to to Rabbi Philip Hiat
of the UAHC. Hiat gave the
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