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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-03-18

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THE DETROIT E:WISH NEWS

Friday, March 18, 1983 23

Orthodox Settlement Offers Affordable Housing, Special Features

By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALpM (JTA) —
Modern electric trolley cars
plying between
pedestrian-only areas mid-
week, and furry shtreimels
parading around on Shabat
and festivals will be two of
the special characteristics
of the town of Emanuel,
being built on the hills of
Samaria.
The town, planned as a
new residential, site for Or-
thodox young families from
Israel and abroad, is going

up- at a rapid pace; and the
first families are slated to
move in this summer:
Initiated by private Or-
thodox businessmen here
and abroad, and now
strongly supported by-the
government, Emanuel' is
planned eventually to house
10,000 Orthodox families.
One thousand housing un-
its, mainly apartments, are
presently under construc-
tion. Some 800 of them have
already been sold, according -
to the managing director of

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the firm building Emanuel,
Pinhas Ehrenreich.
According to Ehren-
reich and his associate,
Yosef Margulies, some
$50' million had already
been invested in
Emanuel and that it was
the fastest-developing
Jewish settlement in
Judaea and Samaria
(outside the Jerusalem
area).
A four-room apartment
with its own backyard and
the possibility of building
on at a later date sells for
$60,000. - Government-
financed mortgages on easy
terms mean that in practice
a buyer needs to spend only
half of that sum to receive
possession of the fiat
A similar housing unit
would cost a great deal more
in established cities — espe-
cially in the Orthodox coin;
munities of Bnei Berak and
north Jerusalem where
housing prices are higher
than the national average.
A bus-load of potential
buyers arrived recently
from Bnei Berak to. view
Emanuel. The aim of most
of them was to find
reasonably--priced homes
for sons or daughters about
to be married. In the Or-
thodox communities, where
families are large and men
often spend years in
yeshivas, the cost of a home
for a young couple has be-

tor in the project, and, says
son Yosef, he is confident
that with timethe will make
a profit — alongside build-
ing a new town in Eretz Is-
rael and helping Orthodox
young families find homes.
Margulies' investment is
guaranteed by the govern-
ment 'against political de-
velopments in the future
that might affect Emanuel'
-- as is the investment of
each home purchager who
puts his savings into buying
an apartment or house in
Ethanuel or any other West
.Bank government-
approved settlement.
At first, the bearded,
Hasidic-garbed Ehrenreich
recalled, the government -
was skeptical of the con- •
struction firm's ability to
carry off this ambitious
project. Hence the company
had to put up the first sev-
eral million dollars out of its
own private resources: One
of the first things it had to
do was to build a major ap-
proach road to Emanuel.
Skepticism has long
since given way to admi-
ration. Deputy Premier
and Housing Minister
David Levy has- become
an enthusiastic backer of
Emanuel. And, in recog-
nition of his support, the
town has-named a com-
munity center after
Levy's late mother.
As befits an Orthodok

community, Emanuel's first nity. Other Hasidim have
stage. (1,000 homes) will homes, as well as non-
boast seven synagogues and Hasidic Orthodox Jews —
12 kindergartens — apart including a group of 100 -
from schools and yeshivas.
professionals and scientists
A mikva now being built from the U.S. "All we re-
at the cost of $1 million will quire is that people are Or-
be the latest word in ba- thodox — what brand of Or-
thing luxury. The company thodoxy doesn't concern us,"
is also planning factories he explained.
and workshops in Emanuel.
Town-building is "in the
There is a large industrial family"- with Ehrenreich:
park beginning to be built half a century ago his
at Rechan, nearby, to serve grandfather founded Bnei
Ariel, Emanuel and other Brak and became its first
townships planned for cen- mayor. Ehrenreich was a
tral Samaria.
school principal before the
Ehrenreich, himself a building bug got to him.
Gur Hasid, stresses that What will he do when
Emanuel will not be an ex- Emanuel is finished? "Build
clusively Gur or indeed ex- another town," is his
clusively Hasidic commu- prompt reply.
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It is with this social
problem in mind that the
Hasidic Rabbi of Gur,
Rabbi Simcha Bunim Al-
ter, has sponsored the
construction of Hasidic
settlements in outlying
places: Hazor in the
Galilee, ashdod, and now,
the most ambitious proj-
ect of all — Emanuel.
It was reportedly Rabbi
Alter who drew London=
based Orthodox millionaire
• alman Margulies into
financing part of Emanuel
(Yosef Margulies is one of-
Zalman'C sons). Margulies
is the biggest private inves

Institute Adviser

NEW YORK — Dr.
Alfred Gottschalk,
president of Hebrew IJnion
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, has been elected
chairman of the North
American advisory commit-
tee of the International
Center for University
Teaching of Jewish •
zation in Jerusalem.

We sit 'round the Seder table each year, and celebrate The
Exodus through traditions passed down to us over thousands
of years. These traditions have become so much a part of our
heritage they are/inscribed in the Haggadah for all the world
to see: the matzoh, the "MaNishtanah:' the Aphikoman, the
recitation of the plagues, the chant of "Dayenu:' and on and
on through the night, closingwith "Chad Gadya:'
At each Seder, however, there are other kinds of traditions
... traditions which are just as strong, just as cherished. They
are our personal family traditions. Unwritten and unsung,
they are as much a part of oar Seders as the hard-boiled eggs
and bitter herbs. And among these, one of the most popular
traditions is the.wine that is used throughout the Seder eve-
ning. That is Manischewitz, of course. In millions of homes, it
just wouldn't be Passover without a bottle of ManischewiU
Kosher Wine. It is a wine that spans the generations and,
somehow, symbolizes the continuity of the family Seder.
Faces may change, we grow
older, sometimes there is a new
youngster to ask the "MaNish-
tanah"... but always there is the
' Manischewitz.
It holds a traditional and hon-
ored place at; our Seder table.

Named President

PARIS (JTA) — Michel
Blum, a 48-year-old Paris
lawyer, has been elected
president of the Interna-
tional Federation for the
Rights of Man, replacing
Daniel Mayer who was ap-
pointed last month
president of France's Con-
stitutional Court.

The habit of saving is it-
self an education; it fosters
every virtue, teaches self-
denial, cultivates and sense
of order, trains to
forethought, and so
broadens the mind.
—T.E. Munger

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