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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-03-25

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42 Friday, March 25, 1983

DETROIT 1414 NEWS

Book Examines
Taoist Religion

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Taoism, the mystical
religion, philosophy and
way of life that has roots
stretching back some 5,000
years, is examined by John
Blofeld in "Taoist Mysteries
and Magic" (Shambala
Books).
The book delves into the
lavish _ceremonies, oracles
and demon exorcisms that
dominate popular Taoism;
studies Mystical Taoism,
which is seen as the
forerunner of Zen Budhism;
and looks at the philosophi-
cal aspects of the ancient
religion.
Blofeld was born in
England and is a well
known authority and writer
on Eastern religion and cul-
ture. He has traveled exten-
sively throughout Asia and
currently works for the
United Nations in Thai-
land.

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HORSERADISH

Time of Gathering Together
as Rome Observes Passover

By MILTON JACOBY

(Copyright 1983, JTA, Inc.)

ROME — "The Jewish
community of Rome will
gather together this
Passover, united more
strongly than ever, after
what happened to us last
Oct. 9," declared Rabbi Al-
berto Piattelli, head of
Rome's large Jewish school.
It was on Oct. 9, 1982,
that terrorists threw bombs
and shot at the congregants
emerging that Sabbath
from the Grand Synagogue,
inflicting death and leaving
many wounded.
Today, five months after
this infamous attack, the
magnificent Grand Syna-
gogue continues to be
Rome's main place of
Jewish worship, but also re-
sembles an armed fortress,
as civic authorities attempt
to make sure that there can
be no repetition.
"The 15,000 Jews of
Rome will sit down at the
Seder table with a deeper
consciousness of what it
means to be a Jew living
in an often hostile
world," predicted the
rabbi.
He
observed
that
Passover has generally
been an uncomfortable sea-
son for Roman Jews, be-
cause Easter is the time
when many of Italy's priests
continue to preach sermons
referring to the Jews as the
killers of Christ. But "for we
Jews, Passover is a time to
be together, and to take
counsel on matters that
concern our entire commu-
nity," he concluded.
The Grand Synagogue is
now being restored with
some small financial sup-
port by the government.
The signs of the bomb at-
tack are all over the syna-
gogue, but the 40 wounded
still attend services.
Ever since that day, there
are evidences of increased
support for Roman Jewry on
the part of government
leaders, the labor confeder-
ations and the media. How-
ever, Jews have no political
influence in the country be-
cause of the paucity of num-
bers, only 30,000 through-

out the nation.
The community is begin-
ning to engage the govern-
ment in discussions that
may lead to a new relation-
ship and increased rights
and privileges, but a com-
plicating factor is the
Catholic Church. There ap-
pears to be much more cor-
diality between the church
and the Jewish community
than has existed in 300 or
400 years.
Shortly after his eleva-
tion, Pope John Paul in-
vited Chief Rabbi Elio
Toaff and other Jewish
representatives to meet
with him in an atmos-
phere of equality and
mutual consideration.
According to Rabbi
Piatelli, there has not
been any follow-up of
these initial talks.
The Jews of Rome have
not been exempt from the
current economic slump
throughout the country and
it is a constant struggle for
the community to support
its school of 1,500 students
and 200 teachers, which
takes care of the educa-
tional requirements for
children age 3-18.
The Jewish visitor to
Rome and to its community
of Jews leaves heartened
and fortified by the specta-
cle of a people who were
active in the Rome of 2,000
years ago, who have con-
tributed much to the saga of
this great city throughout
the centuries, who have
endured in recent times the
savage thrusts of Palesti-
nian terrorists, and who
will sit down together on the
spproaching Seder nights,
the stoic, yet joyous re-
tellers of the exodus from
another land.

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(Editor's note: This can be inserted in the Passover
Haggada as a responsive reading just after the recita-
tion of the plagues).
Humankind now faces the final plague which is total
annihilation through a nuclear holocaust.
It is now possible that our planet and all forms of life on
it will be completely devastated.
But, Isaiah taught us that God, Who formed the earth,
created it for habitation and not for waste.
We Jews have a particular responsibility to warn the
world that the new combination of technology and brutal-
ity can transform our environment into a crematorium.
We must join all the peoples of the Earth in a demand
against the proliferation of nuclear arms and the poisoning
of our atmosphere and soil.
Every gun made, every warship launched, every rocket
fired, signifies a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
from those who are cold and not clothed.
Let us fix our gaze steadily upon the dream of an end to
the threat of a final solution to the entire human race.
For God's sake, for our sake, for the sake of our children,
and our children's children let us literally "beat our swords
into plowshares."

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