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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-07

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28 Friday, October 7, 983

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Israel Exhibit

BINGO

Every Wednesday
7:00 P.M.
B'nai David

Southfield Rd. at 9 1/2 Mile

BONN (JTA) — An
exhibition, "Fascinating Is-
rael," was seen by an esti-
mated 150,000 during the
42 days it was on display in
the Frankfurt Airport.

TEMPLE BETH EL

presents

A GATHERING OF
JEWISH TRADITIONS

Exhibit and Sale of Fine
Jewish Ceremonial Art
by American Artists

Saturday, October 15, 1983
Sunday, October 16, 1983

TEMPLE BETH EL
7400 Telegraph Road
Birmingham, Michigan

8 p.m.-11 p.m.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

$ 2 00

Admission

U-M Tried to Ease Holiday-School Conflict

The University of Michi-
gan made a concerted effort
to avoid hardship for Jewish
students caused by the be-
ginning of classes on Rosh
Hashana.
In a letter to The Jewish
News, Michael Brooks, di-
rector of the Bnai Brith
Hillel Foundation at U-M,
explained:

"Although the University
of Michigan decided not to
adjust its academic calen-
dar to avoid starting classes
on Rosh Hashana, the uni-
versity took the greatest
pains to ensure the en-
forcement of its clearly-
stated policy that students
would not be penalized in
any way for not attending
classes on the holiday. The
university's policy was
clearly stated in the course
listing, the University Re-

cord and the housing news-
letter to parents.

"It was reiterated in a
letter to all incoming and
returning students in
August, and was sent two
more times to all faculty
members before the. be-
ginning of classes.

The university is pleased
that there has not been a re-
port of a single instance of a
student who lost a place in
class as a result of not at-
tending on Rosh Hashana.
"The Bnai Brith Hillel
Foundation sponsored three
different services (Reform,
Conservative and Or-
thodox) on the High Holy
Days, which were attended
by over 1,500 students. On
Kol Nidrei, in fact, the Re-
form and Conservative ser-
vices were so crowded, that
some students were unable
to get in.

"Attendance during the
days of Rosh Hashana and
Yom Kippur was substan-
tial, but no one was stand-
ing in the aisles. Perhaps
one of the reasons that there
were no complaints from
students about being
penalized for not attending
classes on Rosh Hashana is
that so many of them went
to class. This fact may well
raise more questions about
the prevailing values of our
community than it does
about the university's deci-
sion to begin classes on Rosh
Hashana.
Rabbi Syme's thoughtful
letter to President Harold
Shapiro expressing concern
about the start of classes on
Rosh Hashana was only one
of the scores of letters re-
ceived by President Shap-
iro, and the president's re-
sponse, published in The

Plan to Attend the

69th ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
of Yeshivath Beth Yehudah

November 13th, 1983

AT THE FAIRLANE MANOR

6:00 P.M.

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN,

We Are Pleased to Announce
Our Guest Speaker

The Honorable
JEANS J.
KIRKPATRICK

UNITED STATES
AMBASSADOR
TO THE
UNITED NATIONS

MR. JACK SHENKMAN

DINNER CO-CHAIRMEN

David
Holtzman

COUVERT — $75.00 PER PERSON

Spencer
Partrich

Foreign Money
Demand Up
in Israel

JERUSALEM. (JTA) —
The rapid devaluation ofthe
shekel has triggered a surge
of demand for foreign cur-
rency, chiefly the U.S. dol-
lar, as the public becomes
increasingly aware of the
country's dire financial
condition. Bank branches
all over the country were
jammed.
The Treasury reduced the
shekel by 0.9 percent
against the dollar and 1.5
percent against European
currencies. Only last month
it was devalued by 11.5 per-
cent against the Swiss
franc; 11 percent against
the German mark; 8.5 per-
cent against the pound
sterling; and 8.1 percent
against the dollar.
These urgent moves are
intended to improve Israel's
balance of payments. ab-
road. The Bank of Israel an-
nounced that Israel's
foreign currency reserves
decreased by $98 million
last month. They now total
$2,954 billion. The public
expects further devaluation
to ease the foreign debt and
is buying dollars before they
become even more expen-
sive.
• Government controlled
prices were increased Sun- -
day night by -six percent for
food products, mainly bread
and milk and 10 percent for
gasoline.

Neo-Nazis Clash
With Opponents

GOLDEN TORAH AWARD RECIPIENT

Ivan
Bloch

Jewish News, was the same
form letter which was sent
to all of those who have
written to him.
"Though it was not pub-
licized (nor did it need to be),
the university's policy
clearly protecting the rights
of Jewish students to ob-
serve Rosh Hashana with-
out academic penalty was
hammered out during sev-
eral -months of discussion
between the Hillel Founda-
tion and the Office of the
Vice President for
Academic Affairs."

Mickey
Shapiro

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 557-6750

I. William
Sherr

BONN (JTA) — Anti-
Nazi demonstrators battled
neo-Nazi activists in the
town of Fallingbostel,
Lower Saxony Sunday.
Police reported 25 persons
injured, including several
policemen, and 40 arrests.
Most of those taken into
custody were anti-Nazis
who hurled bottles of paint
and ignored police orders to
disperse.
The clash occurred when
anti-Nazis attempted to
prevent the activists from
entering the hall where the
far rightwing . National
Democratic Party (NPD) is
holding its national conven-
tion. The NPD is considered
neo-Nazi.
A peaceful anti-Nazi de-
monstration was held,
meanwhile, at the site of the
former Bergen-Belsen con-
centration camp, organized
by the DGB, umbrella or-
ganization of West German
trade unions.

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