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December 31, 1982 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-12-31

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ay, December 31, 1982

demand universal
s .age. I demand univer-
sa l education to go with it.
W. E. Forster

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Ethiopian Christians Long Active in Jerusalem

By SCHIFRA YAKIR
KHASSONE

and, a year later, immig-
rated to Israel, where she
now lives with her hus-
band, a Spanish - Iraqi
(Editor's note: Mrs. Jew.)
Khassone, the former
Orchestra and Entertainment
The modern Jerusalem I
Adrienne Hendrix of live in is home to a unique
Columbus, Ohio, con- combination of Jews, Mos-
verted to Judaism in 1973 lems and Christians. The ci-
ty's mayor, Teddy Kollek,
refers to the Holy City as a
"mosaic" of peoples.
One of the most striking
features of Jerusalem is its
Registered Electrologists
perennial pilgrimages,
which are as old as the city
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will find Swedes, Filipinos,
Italians, Nigerians —
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representatives of nearly
every ethnic group in the
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world — seeking their reli-
gious roots: -
11 Mile between Evergreen & Southfield
A ravorite paStime of
mine is counting the
number of languages spo-
ken by the city's residents
on the public bus as I travel
to and from my apartment.
Bid farewell to the
Since the Jews who immig-
old year; bring in
rated here come from no less
the New Year, with
than 80 countries, it isn't
that traditional _
unusual to hear a dozen
winner: Egg .Nogl
languages or more on one
bus-ride.
Or entertain your
I also like to explore
friends with that
Jerusalem's
varied
all-time favorite,
neighborhoods.
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Jerusalem's older sec-
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.. .

"Ethiopia Street."
My mind was telling me I
should finish my shopping,
but my curiosity won out
and I found myself wander-
ing down the street. No
sooner had I taken a few
steps than I saw a handsome
Mahogany-skinned man
and his equally-beautiful
wife coming towards me. In
Jerusalem fashion, the hus-
band was pushing their
small child in his carriage.
As I passed, the couple
nodded and smiled; my dark
skin seemed to have formed
an instant bond between us.
I realized that they had just
visited the stately Ethio-
pian Church for which the
street is named.
Jerusalemites regard
Ethiopia Street as one of the
most picturesque in the city.
Its houses are mainly two-
story structures of pink
Jerusalem stone covered
with flowering vines of jas-
mine and bougainvillea.
Midway down Ethiopia
Street is the house of the
late Eliezer Ben - Yehuda,
the father of modern He-
brew, the language of Is-
rael. Opposite is • a tall
painted gate with the in-
scription, "The Covenant
of Mercy," leading to the



the Fourth Century,
Ethiopian Church.
Inside the gate I found which corresponds to the
several elderly black pat- time when Ethiopians
riarchs strolling about the began making pilgrim-
courtyard of the church. ages to the Holy Land, es-
They were dressed in long tablishing their presence
starched robes and turbans. here.
I was struck by the gentle-
In addition to their com-
munity on Ethiopia Street, •
ness of their faces.
"Shalom" ("peace"), they they are guardians of a part
greeted me. "Welcome, my of the Church of the Holy
sister." Upon expressing my Sepulchre inside the walls
surprise at having come of the Old City of
upon a black Christian Jerusalem, where they live
community in Israel, I was in immaculately-kept
informed that the Ethiopian adobe-like huts built liter-
community has had a con- ally on the roofs of the
tinuous history in the Holy church.
Ethiopian ChristialA, do
Land since the year 386.
not confine their activities
According to tradition, to Jerusalem. At the mouth
Ethiopians are the descen- of the Jordan River there is
dants of Menelik I, one of an Ethiopian monastery,
the sons of King Soldmon Holy Trinity, and in Jericho
and the Queen of Sheba. a convent.
This may help to explain
In Bethany, near
some of their ancient cus- Jerusalem, a monastery is
toms, such as keeping the dedicated to an Ethiopian •
Sabbath on Saturday and monk of the 13th -Century,
abstinence from all forms of St. Takle Haymanot, who
work on that day, including spent the last 29 years of his
cooking and "drawing of life, standing upright in un-
water." They celebrate New interrupted prayer. His
Year's Day according to the spirit -seems to reflect the
Jewish calendar, in the devoutness of the dark-
autumn. Moreover, Ethio- skinned Ethiopian people
pian is a Semitic language, who still flock here an-
as is Hebrew.
nually on their religious
Christianity was intro- pilgrimages to the Holy
duced into Ethiopia in Land.

-

Prosecutor Seeks to Expunge
Records. of German Anti-Nazis

BONN (JTA) — Robert
Kempner, the U.S. pro--
secutor at the Nuremburg
war crimes trials, has urged
the Bonn government to
remove from the criminal

records anti-Nazi Germans
convicted by the notorious
Peoples Courts' during the
12,year tenure of the Third
Reich.
The courts sentenced

WMU Affiliates With TAU

NEW YORK Tel Aviv for the ulpan and either a
University and Western year•or semester of study.
Michigan University have TAU's Overseas Program
established an institutional offers 90 courses in English.
arangement which will en- Western Michigan is the
able Western Michigan stu- 17th North American col-
dents to participate in Tel lege or university to main-
Aviv U's Overseas Student taro institutional affilia-
Program. tions with Tel Aviv Univer-
Western Michigan Uni- sity's Overseas Student
versity is the first college or Program. Over 300 students
university in Michigan offi- participate in the program
cially linked to Tel Aviv each year.
University.
Western Michigan stu-
dents will come to Tel Aviv

Israel Firm Wins
Olympic Contract

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The
official Olympic souvenir
bag and other plastic -bags
in use at the Los Angeles
_Olympic Games in 1984 will
be made in Israel.
The Gal - Weissfeiler In-
dustries of Holon' signed an
exclusive contract with the
Los Angeles Olympic Or-
ganizing Committee after
having won a world tender
for the supply of plastic
bags. -
The bags, bearing the of-
ficial 1984 Olympics
emblem, will be sold
throughout the world as
well as at the Olympic
Games site.

Early instruction in truth
will best icPu! 91,1t qrXCIK- , ,

thousands of anti-Nazis to
death and others to long
prison terms. But these
people are still officially
registered as "criminals" in
several West Germany•
states.
Kempner called' on the -
Bundestag to pass legisla-
tion deleting the names of
those whose only crime was
opposition to the Nazi state.
He said such a gestures
was long overdue, espe-
cially for a legislative body
which has been urging the
release of one-time deputy
fuhrer Rudolph Hess from
Spandau Prison and the re- .
lease of other convicted
Nazi war criminals serving..
sentences in Holland Italy.

Synagogue Has Prayer Vigil
on Behalf of Soviet Refusnik

Young Israel of Green-
field has joined with many
Orthodox synagogues
throughout the United
States and Israel in the
daily recitation of T'hellim
(Pslams) on behalf of
Anatoly Shcharansky.
Rabbi Feivel Wagner,
spiritual leader of the con-
gregation explained,
"Throughout our history in
times of trouble for indi-
viduals as well as our na-
tion, our traditional re-
sponse has been prayer, the
Jews' realization that only
through the intervention of
heaven can we succeed. .
ANATOLY SCHARANSKY
"Among our prayers
there are no others that ex- and afternoon services.
press the depth of our pain Similar prayer vigils were
as much as the words of organized on behalf of Yosef
King David."
Mendelovich within a few
The T'hellim are recited months of his release from
,foilowing morning Aussie.:

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