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April 15, 1983 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-04-15

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22 Friday, April 15, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Aaron was three_ years
older than Moses.'

FIRESTONE

`Operation Enterprise' Sells Israeli Technology

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Israel Know-How" in East and their accompany- some 100 communities
this computerized era is ing conflicts.
outlining the economic
Wholesale Diamonds & Jewelry
drawing the attention of
Evidence was provided possibilities in Israel and
Remounting Jewelry & Watch Repair
industrial leaders, with an this week by a spokesman • the growth of its
SUITE 318 ADVANCE BLDG
overshadowing of the mili- for a leading computer-
mechanized,
com-
23077 Greenfield at 9 Mile
(313) 557-1860 .
tary elements in the Middle producing industry whose
puterized and other
product is attracting pur- technology factors pre-
chasing interest in several vailing in the country's
1
countries, including the economic advancement.
United States.
The aim of "Operation
Razi Rom, who heads Enterprise" was to intro-
CYCON Computarized Sys- duce new methods of assist-
tem, headquartered in ing Israel economically by
Herzliya, Israel, brought means of the Israel Bond in-
SOME OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE
the message of his firm, as volvements.
well as of the numerous . Martin Prince, national
Camp Tamarack
General Program
other Israeli • tech- Israel Bonds cash chair-
Shown at the reception fOr Razi Rom are, seated
2nd - 5th grades
nologically - progressing man, whO accompanied from left, Anita Rom, Doreen Hermelin and Faylene
Camp Maas
General Program
manufacturing undertak- Rom to Detroit, explained Curtis. Standing from left are Jack Shenkman, D. Dan
6th - 8 th grades
ings to a group of some 65 that while Israel Bond Kahn, David B. Hermelin, Rom, Ron Thayer, execu-
Dance Village
6th - 8 th grades
Detroit community per- funds until now provided tive secretary to Governor Blanchard; and Martin Pr-
Pioneer
8th - 9th grades
sonalities at a gathering at financial aid for housing, ince.
Post Camp Horseback
the home of Mr. and Mrs. road-building, and related and to grow to
Also developed by
Riding Ranch
David Hermelin last Sun- projects, the new program is $20,000,000 in 1985.
6th - 9th grades
CYCON are hardware
day.
designed to advance- indus-
Sports Skills Camps
2nd - 7th grades
CYCON's computer has
He was here as, one of trial and technological un- gained the endorsement of and software for process
Camp Kennedy
10th - 11th grades
35 Israeli scientists and dertakings whose progress Israel Aircraft Industries, controls for irrigation,
Agree outpost Camp
10th - 11-th grades
industrial leaders who has become a matter for and this is a signal for the energy management and
formed "Operation admiration in industrial rest of the world to recog- motion controls.
Call1661-0600 for Brochure and Application.
Enterprise" to address spheres throughout the nize the importance of an
- Italy and Japan- have al-
world.
1111•1•11111 ■ .
acknowledged product of
Detroit Israel Bond lead- immense merit for all ready been enrolled as
large-scale users of the Is-
ers assisted the "Operation industrial enterprizes.
raeli computers, in addition
Enterprise" participants
CYCON is the Israeli to American purchasers,
from Israel by joining sev-
eral in Chicago and San firm that is attracting at- with Michigan indus-
Diego during the current tention with its developing trialists showing a deep
• CoMputer Editing • Dolby Stereo & Audio Dubbing
week's visits in their coun- computerized systems for interest in the CYCON
• Professional Video Equipment • Dubbing & Special
robotics, pattern recogni- products.
trywide U.S. tours.
tion, adaptive .controls,
Rom, who heads automatic measureing and
Call For. An Appointment . . . We Will
Rom, a native of Tel Aviv,
CYCON
Computerized
Bring Our Demonstration Tape To You . . .
inspection systems, as-well is a graduate of the Techn-
Systems and was one of as specialized computer- ion of Israel and the Univer-
At No Obligation
its organizers only two aiderl design systems.
sity of Michigan. His wife,
master charge
years ago, said that the
Anita, has a PhD from
operating staff, which
The Israeli firm is also Wayne State University
numbered 16 on his visit working on industrial robo- and is a professor of speech
in Detroit last year, has tics and CAD/CAM pathology at Tel Aviv Uni-
grown to 40. He said that (computer-assisted design versity. They were married
sales were expected to and manufacturing for the nine years ago and have two
reach $8,000,000 in 1984 metal machining industry). daughters.

JEWELRY_

Fresh Air
Society

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MEMORIES IN MOTION
By VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHERS

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4'

Here's how
quickly you
can get to Novi!

The Efficacy of Jewish Prayer

By RABBI JACK .
GOLDMAN

FROM

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Lathrup Village -
Southfield
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TIME
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Here's why you should go!

■ Great deaLs on a big selection of new 1983 Chvy cars
and trucks.
■ Beautiful new modern dealership.
■ Outstanding used car department
■ Parts and service on all GM cars.
■ Body shop for arinakes.
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Available through March 31,1983:

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Just 2 miles West of 10 Mile and Grcmd River

Grand River Ave

9 Mile Rd.

275

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8 Mile Rd

Open Monday and Thursday
until 9:00 p.m.

The Methodist chaplain
at one of the city's leading
hospitals recently ap-
proached me with a ques-
tion that was apparently a
matter of some disturbance
to him. It seems that, when
visiting Jewish patients, his
offer to make a prayer for
their recovery was often po-
litely rejected, with a smile
and "No, thank you!"
He asked me why Jews
would turn him down. "Af-
ter all," he reasoned, I am a
man of God. I'm at the hos-
pital to serve the spiritual
needs of the infirm. Every-
body else seems very de-
lighted by my offer, but the
Jews refuse!"
I explained to him that
Jewish patients probably
presume that he wouldpray
for them to Jesus Christ,
being a Christian, and they
wouldn't feel there is much
value for them in such a
prayer. "Oh, no," said he.
"For the Jewish patients, I
would pray to God, not to
Jesus!" "Well," said I,
"when you say 'God' don't
you mean Jesus Christ,
too?"
At this point, the
Methodist minister was
forced to admit that he
did think of God as Jesus
Christ, and he had never
in his life questioned the
divinity of Jesus Christ.
Then I explained to him

that those Jewish
patients who declined to
receive his blessings or
his offer of prayers were
not being disrespectful or
discourteous in any way;
they were just following a
well-established tradi-
tion among Jews that
Jewish prayer or prayer
for Jews is best when of-.
fered by Jews in the pre-
cincts of their own
houses of prayer.
I gave the Methodist
minister an example of this
from Jewish history. When
Mordehai wrote.the Book of
Esther to record the mira-
cles and the events that took
place in his day in ancient
Persia, he intentionally
made not a single reference
to the name of God. As a re-
sult of this,. the Book of
Esther remains one of the
few books of the Bible in
which God's name is not
even mentioned once. -
' Mordehai did this be-
cause he knew that the
Book of Esther was ear-
marked for inclusion in the
chronicles of the kings of
Persia. The royal scribes,
when coming across the
name of God would write
"Ahura Mazda," the name
of their divinity, and thus
the 'whole Book of Esther
would become a work in
praise of that idolatry. Mor-
dehai reasoned, "Better to
omit the name of God al-
together than chance the

profanation of the Divine
epithet!"
I feel the Methodist
minister was satisfied by
my response. Christians
may pray to God through
Jesus Christ, Moslems pray
to Allah through Moham-
med, and Hindus try to
reach the Rama Krishna
through their own tradi-
tions.

Despite Bailey E. Smith's
misguided musings, the
Almighty hears them all, as
is confirmed in the liturgy of
the Daily Prayer Book —
"for Thou hearest the
prayer of every mouth . . ."
But Christian prayer
, should probably be reserved
for Christians.

IDF Officers

Cited for Actions-

JERUSLAEM (JTA) -- A
group of 11 army officers
and soldiers received med-
als at ceremonies at the
president's residence here
last Thursday for bravery in
action during the war in
Lebanon last summer. An-
other 11 were awarded cita-
tions at separate cere- \
monies at Air Force and In-
telligence Corps bases.
The air men and intelli-
gence officers were not iden-
tified to the public for fear of
possible consequences
should they ever fall into
enemy hands.

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