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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-10-15

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Friday, October 15, 1982 69




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Reasonable Price.
Free Estimate. References.

Call anytime
Journeyman Carpenter.
Light electrical, plumbing,
heat, misc.
Call after 5 435-2173
Ask for Dave


Republic Air Lines coupon
good thru Nov. 15. Free
round trip child fare. Best
offer, or $100.

Rome Jews Bury Child Killed by Terrorists


ROME (JTA) — The fun-
eral services held Tuesday
for two-year-old Stefano
Tasche was an occasion of
mourning and catharsis for
the Jews of Rome. About
15,000 people, virtually the
entire Jewish population of
this city, marched in the
funeral procession. The re-
lease of emotions enabled a
reconciliation of sorts be-
tween the Jewish commu-
nity and Italian officialdom
which the Jews blame for
creating a climate in which
violence against Jews is
The child was killed when
unidentified terrorists at-
tacked Jewish worshippers
outside the main synagogue



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Israel Probes
Church Arson

Two suspects have been de-
tained by police in connec-
tion with the suspected
arson that completely de-
stroyed the Baptist Church
in downtown Jerusalem last
Friday morning leaving
only a skeleton frame of
structure standing. No de-
tails of the two suspects
were provided.
Premier Menahem Begin,
reacting to the reported ar-
son, said that "if it was ar-
son, it was a malicious
crime that should be con-
demned in the strongest
According to reports, the
blaze in the church, which
was built in 1933, began
shortly after midnight.
Police were reported to have
later discovered kerosene or
gasoline floating on the
water left by the fireman.
An adjoining building was
saved from damage or de-
struction. But damage to
the church was estimated at
The church is led by Rev.
Robert Lindsey, an old
friend of Israel who has re-
sided here since 1939 after
immigration here from
Norman, Okla. The church
has frequently been the
target of anti-missionary
harrassment, although it
has never engaged in mis-
sionary activities.

last Saturday. Another 37
people, including women
and young children, were
wounded in the hail of
machinegun fire and gre-
nade fragments. The stun-
ning grief was accompanied
by anger against Pope John
Paul II, Italian President
Sandro Pertini and other of-
ficials who last month gave
a warm reception to Pales-
tine Liberation Organiza-
tion chief Yasir Arafat.
That was seen by Italian
Jews as the legitimization
of a terrorist leader and
arch enemy of Israel and the
Jewish people. Jews were
also furious with the Italian
media for what they consid-
ered unfair criticism of Is-
rael's action in Lebanon,
bordering on anti-
* *

Rejoicing the Law 1982



Two carloads of gunmen
threw grenades at the Jews
outside the synagogue in Rome.
Two children were killed.
Dressed for the holiday,
beautiful Italian faces,
dark, olive, oval, shining,
the dark eyes, the dark hair,
the sort of fact that becomes
the sort of face I want
beside me on the pillow,
the sort of face I might
spend a lifetime with,
or want my children to own.
Today we rejoice in the Law,
the twin scrolls taken
from the ark are danced with,
paraded through aisles,
kissed and fondled, loved
as only grandchildren are loved.
Look at the scrolls
as you dance with them.
See the faces of children.
This is our Law.
These are our children.



will have a Halloween party
8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Jewish
War Veterans Memorial
Home. The party will in-
clude contests, square danc-
ing, games and refresh-
ments. Costumes are op-
tional. Friends are invited.
Advance paid reservations
are required by Wednesday.
For reservation informa-
tion, call Florence Rose,
399-1751; or Edwin Rose,

field. The Moderatos, a
classical trio, will perform
in a program of classical and
Hebrew music. There is a
charge which is waived if a
prospective member who
joins the organization is
brought. Prospective mem-
bers will be admitted free of
charge. For information,
call the JWV Memorial
Home, 559-5680; or Ms.
Fagenson, 332-6962.

* * *

AUXILIARY will meet 8

p.m. Thursday in the home
* * *
of Senior Vice President
DEPARTMENT OF Cindi Apel, 13351 Ken-
MICHIGAN LADIES wood, Oak Park. The group
AUXILIARY will have a-- will participate in a special
membership tea and project for the March of Di-
musicale on the lake 3:30 mes. For information, call
p.m. Sunday at the home of President Shirley Schlus-
Harriet Fagenson, 2777 sel, 541-1251; or Ms. Apel,
Middlebelt, West Bloom- 542-2442.

* *

JWV to Host Candidates

Department of Michigan
and Ladies Auxiliary,
Jewish War Veterans, will
have a "Meet Your Candi-
dates" program 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at the JWV
Memorial Home.
Candidates will address
themselves to topical issues.

Question and answer period
will follow.
Department Commander
Norman L. Berkley has ap-
pointed Past Department
Commander William
Greenberg as moderator for
the evening.
A social hour will follow.

Semitism. The Rome
Jewish community isolated
itself and rejected all ex-
pressions of sympathy.
"Words serve little pur-
pose," declared Chief Rabbi
Elio Toaff.

But at the funeral,
Toaff and President Per-
tini embraced and the
Chief Rabbi spoke of re-
conciliation, reconstruc-
tion and peace. No Italian
authorities had been in-
vited to the burial serv-
ices, althought the com-
munity announced that
"whoever wishes could

Pertini came, accom-
panied by Premier
Giovanni Spadolini, the
only senior minister who
had refused to greet Arafat.
President Pertini kissed the
tiny coffin of the dead child,
whom the Chief Rabbi
designated a "holy martyr"
of Judaism.
There were other Chris-
tian friends among the
mourners. They were
former partisan fighters
and survivors of the
Holocaust which took the
lives of many non-Jews in
Italy during World War II.
Most of the staff of
Fatebenefratelli Hospital, a
Catholic institution where
the victims of the syna-
gogue attack were rushed
for treatment, also
attended. The Jewish com-
munity expressed
gratitidue for their swift re-
sponse and medical skills
which saved many lives.
Otto Lenghi, president of
the Union of Italian Jewish
communities, spoke just be-
fore the cortege set off on its
sombre march through the
streets of Rome. He said the
procession had been decided
on "to break through the
isolation" into which

Rome's Jews plunged them-
selves after Saturday's
tragedy. The cortege moved
slowly from Tiberine Island
which houses the hospital
— from where young
Stefano's mother, recover-
ing from wounds, watched
tearfully — to the main
synagogue where Rabbi
Toaff recited prayers. It
ended in front of the Panth-

The marchers included
a massive turn-out of
teenagers. They carried
signs reading "The
Jewish People Live,"
"We Italians Are All
Wounded Jews," "Yes-
terday's Anti-Semitism Is
Today's Anti'Zionism,"
"Exist, Live Together,"
and "Understanding Lies
in Dialogue."

But while reconciliation
was in the air, the mood of
the mourners remained bit-

Israel Hasidic Festival Show
at Jewish Community Center

The Israeli Hasidic Festival, a program of music,
dance and song, will be presented 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the
main Jewish Community–Center. The public is in-
vited, and there is an admission charge. For ticket
information, call the Jewish Center, 661-1000.

JDL Offices in
NY Bombed `L'Chaim' Event

The Jewish Defense League
says it is investigating "cer-
tain leads" in connection
with the powerful bomb
explosion which seriously
damaged the organization's
national headquarters in
midtown Manhattan last
Friday night.
No one was injured in the
blast, which occurred
shortly before midnight al-
though one member of the
JDL, Marcos Benzaquen,
who was in the office, "es-
caped death by a few sec-
onds" as he passed the area
where the explosion oc-
curred just before it blew
out two walls and the front
door of the sixth floor office,
according to JDL national
chairman Meir Jolovitz.
Jolovitz said the JDL was
working in cooperation with
New York police authorities
and the FBI.

Abraham Zacuto, the
Jewish astronomer and
mathematician, drew maps
for the Spanish and Por-
tuguese navigators of the
15th Century. He was ex-
pelled to Portugal and later
fled to Tunis and Turkey,
where he died.

ter. Most Jews boycotted an
official day of mourning
Monday proclaimed by the
municipal, provincial and
regional governments and
the Federation of Trade
Unions. The one Jewish
delegation was led by Ar-
thitect Bruno Zevi who re-
cited a list of accusations
and demanded passage of a
law that would make anti-
Semitism a criminal of-
Italian factories and
businesses observed a two-
hour work stoppage Mon-
day and bus drivers called a
strike in demonstration of
solidarity with Rome's
Jews. The leftist labor
union federation held a
rally in Santissimi Apostoli
Square. It drew fewer than
1,000 people, a tiny fraction
of those who tad turned out
for a pro-PLO rally several
weeks ago.

at Main Center

* * *
or Adele Silver, 661-1000,
ext. 250.

The Israel Information
and Resource Center will
have a program entitled,
"L'Chaim," 8 p.m. Saturday
in the main Jewish Center

The evening will include
a wine tasting, movie about
wine making in Israel and
Israeli folkdancing and

There is a charge. For in-
formation, call Shelly tac-
kier at the IIRC, 661-1948;

* * *
Morris Branch
Program Planned

The Jimmy Prentis Mor-
ris Branch of the Jewish
Community Center will
present a variety show,
"Center Cabaret Capers,"
7:30 p.m. Oct 24 at the Mor-
ris Branch.
The show will feature
Ruth Savage, soprano; Sid-
ney Resnick, baritone; and
the Center Players. Tickets
are available at the Morris
Branch office.

* *

CSO Concert Scheduled

The Center Symphony
Orchestra will present
clarinetist Brian
Schweikhardt as the soloist
in a concert to be held 3:30
p.m. Sunday in the Aaron
DeRoy Theater of the main
Jewish Center complex.
Julius Chajes will be on the
Schweikhardt was affil-
iated with the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra for
many years and is a profes-
sor at the University of
Michigan. He will play
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

in A Major K622. David
Wilson, organist and
harpsichordist, will perform
Handel's Concerto for
Harpsichord Op. 4, No. 4.
The program also will in-
clude Vivaldi's Concerto for
Two Violins and Cello.

The solo lines will be
played by Inez Redman and
Joanne Mahlebashin, vio-
lins, and Betty Musser,

For tickets and informa-
tion, call the Center, 661-
1000, ext. 164.

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