100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

April 19, 1985 - Image 27

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-04-19

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS



THE

CLIPPERY
$4 OFF

ANY SERVICE

I

Tues. Sat. 9 5

-

-

I

BAR-1LAN UNIVERSITY

(new clients only)

Expert Care for Hair Pieces

I

353-2890

19011 W. 10 Mlle at Santa Barbara, Sfld.

Friday, April 19, 1985

• IIIM=611111111=11111111.•10111111111111•1•11111111111=111111111111•••=1=111111111111••••

it already." But you have to
love us to be so indulgent.
One day at work, my hus-
band was asked to join senior
staffers in the editor's office
where they were to be ad-
dressed by an expert on the
economy. It was only when the
expert began talking that my
spouse realized that he was
trapped for two uncom-
prehending hours of animated
discussion — in Hebrew. Not
wishing to offend the guest, he
assumed a listening expres-
sion and smiled and nodded
along with everyone else.
Afterwards, the editor com-
plimented him on his "obvious
grasp of Hebrew." He accepted
the praise modestly. "How
could I tell him that all I un-
derstood was 'Madison Ave-
nue' and `inflatzia.?' "
We, for whom language is
both bread and butter, and one
of life's great pleasures, are
suddenly functional illiter-
ates. When the bills come in —
in angular Hebrew and curly
Arabic .— we are at sea. The
green ones, we know, are for
electricity, the blue are gas,
the white are city rates and so
on. But to what-do those mul-
tiplicity of numbers refer? We
generally assume that the
largest number is the one we
owe. And in this crazy world of
hyper -inflatzia , we are usually
correct.
Recently, I won a small vic-
tory in the supermarket be-
cause of my inability to com-
municate, let alone dish out
chutzpah.
I was hand-picking straw-
berries — as is the custom —
when the man in charge of the
fruit and vegetable counter
chose to take offense. He yel-
led at me, grabbed my bag of
fruit, and emptied it back into
the pile, indicating valuably
that I was not to pick out the
good strawberries, but should
leave him to serve me the
good, bad and indifferent.
If I'd been able, I would have
become embroiled in the sort
of shouting match Israelis re-
lish. Bereft of words, I had to
resort to action, I dumped onto
his scales all the bags of,fruit
and vegetables I had gathered,
and I followed them with ev-
erything else in my laden
trolly — dairy products, flour,
sugar, meat, cleaning mate-
rials, the lot.
"There you are," I said in
English. "If I can't have the
strawberries I want, I don't
want anything else."
I stalked out, to the admir-
ing applause of my fellow-
shoppers, leaving him gaping
speechless at the pile of goods
before him.



RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL

announces

FREE Consultation
Examination, First Adjustment

i AT NO CHARGE

undergraduate and graduate degree pro-

grams for students interested in majoring in

If X R.1.- s Are Needed, \V Accept Most It -1st:rot -we Plans

Yiddish Language . and Literature

Can Join

beginning with the 1985 86 academic
year.

On this occasion marking the attainment of

our proclaimed goals in launching Yiddish

(Full year membership
including dues for either
singles. couples or families)

Join HAMILTON
PLACE Athletic &
Social Club NOW,
and Shape-Up
for Summer.

-4*

Hurry! The great outdoor
season is nearly upon us
so shape up with our personally
supervised fitness programs.
• Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Tennis
• Indoor & Outdoor Jogging Tracks
• Nautilus & Universal Equipment
• Saunas • Whirlpool • Lounge
• Restaurant and more...
So bring a friend and
get ready for summer.

Studies we are pleased to express our pro-

found appreciation to:



MR. AND MRS. MOSHE FRIEDMAN

MRS. ADELE MONDRY AND FAMILY

MRS. EMMA SCHAVER

DR. PHILIP SLOMOVITZ

distinguished members of the Detroit

Jewish community, for their pioneer role

and participation in the introduction of Yid-

dish Studies at the University.

Professor Emanuel Rackman .

President

HAMILTON PLACE
ATHLETIC & SOCIAL CLUB
646-8990

30333 Southfield Rd.

(between 12 & 13 Mile)

Dr. Gershon Winer

The Rena Costa Chair in Yiddish

27

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan