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Friday, March 30, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

New look for Tel Aviv seafront

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BY DIANA LERNER
World Zionist Press Service

JERUSALEM — They sit
on spanking blue and white
deck chairs or circular stone
benches provided free of
charge for them by the city.
They stroll along the art
deco cement pavement laid
in waves of colored pebbles.
They could be millionaires
on the boardwalk of the
Cote d'Azur but this is in
fact the Tel Aviv seashore.
Following an all around
face lift, it is providing
thousands with relief from
heat and city streets, offer-
ing facilities to match the
wide expanse of the blue sea
and glorious skies which
nature has provided.
It is practically a new
seafront since architect
Yaakov Rechter designed
the broad pedestrian path-
way of brown and sand-
hued pebbles, arranged in
curves to echo the wavelike
curve of the current, its pat-
tern impressing itself on the
onlookers' eyes.
The sea has been pushed
back, the beach cleared and
50 to 100 meters of land
have been reclaimed.
Breakwaters 800 to 1,000
feet out have been built
into the sea parallel to the
seashore, to make for
calmer, more enjoyable
swimming, Rechter ex-
plains. The breakwaters
serve as a buffer to the cur-
rents of water which come
in waves, carrying sand
particles to the land. „It
takes up to three years until
sand is retrieved suffi-
ciently to become beach, he
points out.
What could we do if the
founding fathers of Tel Aviv
(the city was founded in
1909) conceived of the sea
only as a place for dumping
debris? Rechter asks rhetor-
ically. They never dreamed
the seashore would one day
serve residents and visitors
for relief from the heat or as
a marvelous swimming,
beaching and surfing
facility.
Now one of the best
known beaches in the world,
Rechter points to its
uniqueness in day and night
alike. Year round swim-
mers may be seen there in
winter and summer, dip-
ping at the crack of dawn
into the Mediterranean
waters to refresh them-
selves before starting their
day's work.
Tourists looking out of
their windows at seafront
hotels stand fascinated at
the sight of young all night
campers or men and women
of all sages doing calis-
thenics on the beach. "You
don't see that anywhere
else," they say. Typical too
is the ongoing paddle ball
play now relegated by the
beach control to certain
areas only.
The Tel Aviv beach is now
unique in another way. Its
pedestrian pathway is part
Egyptian and made more
durable by addition of round
brown pebbles transported
from Egypt in truckloads to
add to the white and black
local stones of the pave-
ment. Those responsible for
the
,•
,• beach say
• lceeping its

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waters clean remains a
major problem.
Until a few years ago, raw
sewage was dumped into
the Mediterranean seafront
at points along the southern
Tel Aviv coast. Then the
city started channeling the
waste to new oxygenation
lagoons making much of the
sea "pollution-free." The Tel
Aviv beach is still not as
clean as it should be, and
the black flag warning
swimmers from dipping in
still goes up all too often.
Life-guards on duty dur-
ing the summer at 12 sta-
tions along the coast work
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (there
have been frequent labor
disputes between them and
the municipality over their
working conditions). Each
is responsible for an area of
about 150 meters in front of

his station. The boundaries
of permitted bathing areas
are marked with large
billboards. Sand gets a se-
curity check as well as a
sweeping every morning.
In the absence of shade,
large umbrella shaped shel-
ters in yellow and red have
been provided for relief from
the sun. However, there
aren't enough of them yet.
On the new promenade this
problem is intense during
the day as the sun beats
down. Plans are, therefore,
under way for covering the
benches with latticed
wooden awnings. This proj-
ect is expected to be com-
pleted by end of summer,
Rechter promises, so that
High Holiday visitors will
gain at least another month
on the beach and prom-
enade.

Derivation of "Jew'

BY RABBI SAMUEL FOX
It is generally under-
staood that the name Jew is
short for "Judah," the name
of one of the 12 tribes of Is-
rael. (Judah was one of the
12 sons of the patriarch
Jacob.)
The territory ofIsrael was
divided among the 12 tribes.
The tribes Of Judah, Benja-
min and Levi were the only
tribes and territory left
after the Assyrian attack on
the northern section of Is-
rael. The remaining south-
ern territory was named
Judah.

Golfer cited

New York — Amy Alcott
is the recipient of the first
Samaritan Award to "a
Ladies Professional Golf
Association member who
exemplifies the qualities of
a good samaritan."
Amy has been active with
the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society by donat-
ing time and her talents in
fund-raising efforts. She
has staged four Amy Alcott
MSS tournaments netting
$91,900.

Some claim that the name
Judah was the one general
title remaining for the
Jewish people because
Judah was the tribe from
which the traditional roy-
alty of the people came and
thus the people were called
Judaens.
Still others claim that the
name Judah has the basic
letters of the name for the
Almighty God with the
addition of the letter
"Daled." Since Jews are the
believers in the one and
only AlMighty they are
called Jews (the believers in
God).

Copyright 1984, JTA, Inc.

Price decrease

Tel Aviv (ZINS) — The
economic supplement to
Haaretz reported that in re-
cent weeks the prices of
older apartments in Israel
have decreased 5-15 per-
cent.
According to the.1983 Is-
raeli national census, taken
last June, there are
75,000-80,000 vacant
apartments ,in Israel.

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