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During a recent visit to the Israel Defense Forces Museum in Jaffa,
President Chaim Herzog examined an old anti-aircraft gun.
We Shall Not Forget
BY LISA SIMON
(Editor's note: Lisa Simon is the
family service worker of the
Jewish Community Center.)
Clumsily girt and clogged for
work they walk
The climbing path in silence.
Their hard day
Is heavy for them, and the fire-
Still stains them with the blood
When Moshe Dayan was Is-
rael's minister of defense, more
than a decade ago, he asked,
"What is it that enables the Israel
of today to overcome her enemies
as David overcame Goliath?"
The question reveals an evident
connection between King David's
military forte and the progressive
modern Israeli Defense Force.
The notion of Jews winning wars
and defending what is rightfully
theirs is a phenomenon that had
been • nonexistent for more than
2,000 years, until the creation of
the State of Israel.
In honor of the State of Israel
and those who have lost their lives
in her wars, the Jewish Commu-
nity Council of Metropolitan De-
troit will sponsor a Yom HaZika-
ron memorial service on April 23
at 7:30 p.m. at Cong. B'nai Moshe.
Nathan Jonaton, an Israeli
writer, will speak. His discussion
will reveal the story of his own
personal loss. In the 1973, Yom
Kippur War, Jonaton lost his son,
Lior. As many fathers half way
around the world will dedicate
this evening of remembrance to
their lost children, Jonaton will
share this honor with Detroit's
Every year on the fourth of the
Hebrew month of Iyar, which
corresponds this year, with April
24, Israel's fallen soldiers are re-
membered and mourned.
Yom HaZikaron begins at sun-
down. The whole of Israel is ten-
derly dedicated to mourning and
remembrance. There is no
entertainment, cinema, theater,
concerts, or dining out. The media
devotes itself to remembering
with its fellowmen, its Jewish
brothers. In Israel, no one is left
In the morning, a siren, fol-
lowed by two minutes of silence is
sounded throughout the land.
Public life stops and people are
bonded together by the silence
and their memories.
Parents of lost soldiers visit
military cemeteries escorted by
Israeli soldiers. Many citizens
attend services and visit
cemeteries on their own.
Once again, at sundown, a siren
explodes its signal. The call has
come to commence the celebration
of Israel Independence Day and
rejoice in the creation of the state.
In 1948, the State of Israel be-
came a reality. This modern mira-
cle occurred only 37 years ago.
But, was it a miracle? Dayan
stressed, "the significance of
David's deed lay not so much in
the readiness of the weak to battle
the strong, but in the ability of the -
weak to find an ingenious means -
and so to use his weapon as to
achieve superiority and
As Doron Rosenblum wrote in
1975, in the Hebrew press, "Often
we feel the presence of death on
our very backs, until the dif-
ference between the living and
the dead becomes blurred to us.
Often we wonder whether to use
the present or the past tense when
speaking about our friends and
And so, we in Detroit will re-
member, together with the people
of Israel whose future as a nation
is often too fearsome to predict.
New York (JTA) — The six mil-
lion Jews who were killed in the
Holocaust will be granted Israeli
citizenship posthumously in a
special ceremony during the
World Assembly to Commemo-
rate the 40th Anniversary of the
Defeat of Nazi Germany, to be
held May 5-9 in Jerusalem.
According to MK Dov
Shilansky, chairman of the as-
sembly, the citizenship decision
has been approved by the Knes-
set. The official signing of the law
will take place during the gather-
ing, Shilansky said.