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May 18, 1984 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-05-18

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Former Lebanese PM blames Israel 29
Terror probe jails Gush Emunim rabbi 44
Complete short story: "Mysterious Obsession"

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Will July 23 be Labor Day?

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THE JEWISH NEWS

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

IMO
The genius
of Adin
Steinsaltz

First Walk for Israel
opens celebration

A down-to-earth
mystical rabbi

BY GARY ROSENBLATT
Editor

A

din Steinsaltz says he
would rather be a stone-
cutter. "I like the feel
of stones," he says softly, almost
apologetically. But he has no time.
Instead, he works with his mind,
not his hands, shaping thoughts and
ideas and transforming them into liv-
ing images.
A frail, red-bearded man who
looks older than his 46 years, Stein-
saltz is arguably the foremost Tal-
mudic scholar and commentator of
our time. He is now about half-way
through a project so monumental and
difficult that it has not been done in
eight centuries: He is preparing a
new edition of the entire Babylonian

Adin Steinsaltz: the sort of mind that
comes around every couple of thousand
years.

Talmud, all 33 volumes, complete
with modern Hebrew translation and
his own commentary. He has been
working on it for more than two de-
cades, and 16 volumes have already
been published.
Today, out of his home in
Jerusalem, he oversees about a dozen
scholars and typesetters. Ultimately,

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An estimated 1,000 walkers
from eight-months old to 80 are ex-
pected Sunday morning to kick off
Detroit's celebration of Israel Inde-
pendence Day at the Jewish Com-
munity Center in West Bloomfield.
Some 600 persons have registered
with sponsors for the 18-kilometer
Walk for Israel, and officials expect
that number could double with late
registrants and families of younger
walkers participating. The JCC
Runners Club will precede the walk
with their annual Chai Run.
"Walkers" may include eight-
and nine-month-old offspring of
Walk for Israel committee members,
as well as youngsters in their 80s
from the walk's starting point at the
Hechtman Federation Apartments
adjacent to the JCCenter. Walk
registration begins at .9 a.m. with
entrants receiving route maps, check
point cards and official hats for the
event. Twenty committee memb—ers
and 50 volunteers are coordinating
the walk.
At 9:30, the day-long Israel In-
dependence Day festivities will begin
at the Center. More than 30 organ-

Route for
Walk for Israel

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izations will have information booths
set up. There will also be food conces:.
sions.
Throughout the day, entries in
an Israel poster contest will be dis-
played, as well as art from the Safed
Art Gallery and goods from Israeli
manufacturers, including tele-
phones, Agrexco flowers, Natanya
Diamond Fadory jewelry, Maskit
fashions, Israeli foods, swimwear
from Gottex, Aviva and Gideon
Oberson. Representatives from El Al
Israel Airlines and the Jerusalem
Post will also be present, and winners
of the Teme Skully essay contest will
be announced. The winners will re-
ceive Israel scholarships.
Also scheduled are several show-
ings of the film Exodus, as well as
dance exhibitions, two fashion shows
coordinated by Estelle Gubow, and a
1 p.m. children's program involving
arts and crafts, a magician and Is-
rael's birthday cake.
Keynoting the day will be a 1:30
p.m. program in the Jewish Commu-
nity Center gymnasium. In a re-
enactment of 1948, Philip Slomovitz,

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