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November 30, 1984 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-11-30

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Friday, November 30, 1984 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

DR. BRUCE S. SHERIZEN

DENTISTRY FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

BEACON SQUARE MEDICAL VILLAGE
21701 W. ELEVEN MILE RD., SUITE 11
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN 48076

OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINT.
INCLUDING
SUNDAYS & EVENINGS

TELEPHONE
(313) 353-5585
(313) 968-9592

I wish to thank my family and friends for their

many warm wishes for my speedy recovery fol-
lowing my recent accident. Your thoughtfulness
of cards, flowers and contributions have
touched me deeply and you have my heartfelt
thanks.

PEARL NOSAN

VC

TIME DANCE
COMIIPAN,'

TRESSA'S
BOUTIQUE

*Dancewear Plus

50%

SELECTED ITEMS:

announces its

GRAND OPENING

• CRYSTAL
• HANDBAGS
• JEWELRY



29287 Southfield Rd., SM., MI
in Farrell's Plaza (N. of 12 Mlle)

559-9489

*Bring in this ad for a

20% DISCOUNT

SALE ON

■ •:

on all tights

DANCE GIFTS
AND
ACCESSORIES

*offer good Dec. 3-Dec. 8

sale ends
Dec. 8th

(313) 353-2383
26571 W. TWELVE MILE ROAD
SOUTHFIELD. MICHIGAN 48034

located in the
KNIGHT PLAZA BLDG.

HOURS:
closed Monday
Tues.-Sat. 10:00-5:30

IF YOU CAN AFFORD AN OIL PAINTING YOU
CAN AFFORD A BRONZE SCULPTURE
CREATED BY
JERRY SOBLE

353-3580

t

The successful man has a flair for style.
e are proud to present our special; collection
of :men's rings designed to satisfy
' the most demanding taste.

(„1:

Creative Jeoelers

On The Boardwald 6891 Orchard Lake Road
855-3121
West Bloomfield

Holiday Hours: Monday thru Friday 10-8; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 12-5
Free Gift Wrapping

Refunds

• •



.

enc.ft NOLA: Mon thru Thurs Sat 10:30-6
Fri 10:30-8 & Sun 12-4
at Orchard Place •
855-0433
Orchard Lake Rd • south of 14 Mile Rd

Creative Jewelers,

Daily challenges
part of Jewish life

BY IRVING GREENBERG

Special to The Jewish News

In Jewish life, the decades of the
1940s and 1950s were dominated
by the need to live through great
historical events. In the after-
math of the Holocaust, the fun-
damental question was whether
Jews could live on. The will to live
was centrally expressed in the
creation of the state of Israel.
In the United States, subur-
banization, increased wealth, and
new geographic mobility led to
the creation of a large network of
synagogues and Jewish centers to
sustain the community's func-
tions. The basic decision to live
was being pursued.
The key aspect of the decades of
the 1960s and 1970s was the deci;
sion by the world Jewish commu-
nity to turn toward survivalism as
the basic policy. Prof. Charles
Liebman has argued that in mod-
ern culture Jews have been torn
between a desire for maximum
integration in the general culture
and the will to Jewish survival.
For most of modern history, both
needs have co-existed in uneasy
tension within the mainstream of
the community, but tactically,
integration had the upper hand.
The experience of almost losing
Israel in 1967 and 1973 drove
home the urgency of putting
Jewish life first. The crisis gave
millions of Jews the experience of
being distinct, separated — even
alienated — in the midst of the
general society.
For many Jews, the stark, even
primitive power of their Jewish
feelings overwhelmed the highly
polished veneer of modernity.
Confrontation with the
Holocaust, which was evaded by
many Jews in earlier decades,
now became a central experience
of Jewish life.

In building economic
power, there are no
permanent solutions.

Institutional Commissions Also Accepted

SINCE 1923

ANALYSIS

Jewish communities decided to
back up the need for power to de-
fend Jewish existence by becom-
ing politically active for Jewish
interests first. In effect, Diaspora
Jewish communities decided to
risk their standing in their host
countries by becoming visibly
pro-Jewish and pursuing pro-
Jewish policies even in the face of
governmental pressures and cul-
tural coercion.
For the reminder of the 1980s,
Jewish life should be settling
down to the challenges of putting
the nuts and bolts together better.
The focus is now on handling the
day to day challenges of power:
how to build up and maintain
military strength on budgets
which come under financial pres-
sure; how to exercise power while
checking the inevitable corrup-
tion which follows in its wake.
The key to Israel's power will be
social and economic as well as
military. While attacking
structural problems such as
Sephardi socio economic dis-
abilities and cultural deprivation
or the need to shift 50-100,000

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