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To the Residents of Southfield:
Either by absentee ballot or at the primary election
on September 10, you will have an opportunity to choose your
Mayor for the coming four years. We have had the opportunity
of working with our Mayor, Donald Fracassi, over the last 13
years, and have found him to be a man totally committed to
Southfield as a community we can all be very proud of. Don has
had a special concern for the residents of our community and
has protected the quality of life in Southfield.
We believe very strongly that Mayor Fracassi should
again be given your support so that he can continue to provide
our city with the type of leadership it needs for the
We believe that it is imperative that you vote; and we
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retain Donald Fracassi as our Mayor in Southfield.
Very truly yours,
Mark E. Schlussel
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homesickness and diarrhea!
Here we're dealing with people
of different cultures trying to
resolve their differences. It
seems like a more worthwhile
"At first it was hard. But now
we're getting along so well and
we're really learning from one
another," says 17-year-old Is-
raeli Yoram Ta'ar of Ramla.
"We really admire them for how
easygoing they are. Israelis are
much shyer and more closed.
They're so open and adapt so
easily. They make us loosen up
"And they're pretty talented,"
pipes in 16-year-old Asher
Kalifa of Ramla. "They seem to
be able to put on a play for any
As for the Detroiters, they
were most impressed by the
very warm atmosphere they
found in Israeli households.
"They managed to make me
feel like a daughter — even
though the parents don't speak
a word of English," says Jody.
"They're ready to do anything
for you." The other Americans
"Israeli mothers, especially
ones from Eastern cultures are
like that," explains Naphtali.
"We tried to tell them to be a
little less overbearing. Most of
the Americans have mothers
who work. They're used to doing
their laundry and managing on
their own. But I could talk
these Israeli mothers for 4
years — it wouldn't help. It
just a different set of values."
Even eating is a source of cu
tural strife. "He doesn't eat
thing," says Yoram, pointing a
cusingly at his Detroit hous
guest, Matt May. "What?" pr
tests Matt. "You're always feed
ing me — 24 hours a day!"
"We warned them (the Israel
mothers) about that too," say
Naphtali. "To go easy on the
food — and the spice — at leas
for the first few days."
Eventually, most of the
Americans not only adapted t
the spicy dishes, but were eve]
asking when their next meal a
couscous (a traditional Orienta
dish) would be served.
In the end, though, there an
some differences that even Proj
ect Renewal just can't seem r,
overcome. "We tried to teacl
them baseball. They didn't lilt,
it very much," sighs Matt.
The Detroit participants ii
the million included Alicia Er
lich, Stacey Gurecki, Jody Lip
ton, Lisa Wander, Ethan Ber
kove, Matthew May, Jame
Sugarman, Susan Beck, Cind.
Chaffkin, Lisa Friedman, Emil'
Holtzman, Heidi Mittleman
Lisa Tann, Pamela Warner
Herb Aronow, Jon Herschman
Howard Klausner, Danie
Mccoll, Jeffrey Weiss and Scot
Leiberman. Risa Strauss wa
the mission supervisor.
Peter Stephan Jungk would Torah,
be viewed as a "penitent." He is synagogue."
surely the mystic who is
Having lived in the maj(
enchanted by Jerusalem, yet
keeps wondering and speculat- communities of Europe
ing over his resumed faith. This understandably acquired
is how this reviewer must judge global outlook on life. How d :
his "Shebat" (Times Books). he, the son of the assimilate
which is subtitled "A Rite of get to Jerusalem? He explait
in his preface:
Passage in Jerusalem."
Indeed, the entire theme is
Although my own grant
treated as "a rite." Jungk tours
had been victims of ti
the city, imbibes its glory and parents
shares the trek with its citizens immerse myself I didn't
in the literatui
the Holocaust until I wt
His background is vital for an about
twenty-five. By that point in IT
understanding of his pilgrimage. life
yet been of Oldnes
A native of California, Jungk land; I hadn't
I hadn't yet visited IsraE
lived in several European cities During
my first trip
and now he resides in Vienna.
Jerusalem I spent only a coup
He is a former American Film of hours in a Torah schoo
Institute screen writer and curiosity had led me there. Ti
author of a collection of short rabbi at the yeshivah reach(
out his hand toward me an
At age 30, as he undertook said, "Promise me you'll con
the journey to Jerusalem, he re- back here; promise me you'll ti
calls that as a son of escapees to find out more about yot
from the Hitler terror — his heritage — here, in this city, 1
mother from Vienna and his its source. That way you'll mal
father from Berlin — he was up for everything you haven
raised in a thoroughly assimi- known so far." And I did retur
A few months later I found m;
lated New York home.
self traveling back, I
His Judaism was not hidden. Jerasalem.
He was Bar Mitzvah, yet the
The year/ that followed he
family also celebrated Christ-
ape this book.
mas. He states in the preface to
his "Shabbat": "I learned to read could
year that fo
Hebrew (only to forget it a short lowed' is a sellf-portrait thi
time later), and I sang the sen- \even as jbubdag lis as mysticism
tences, the paragraphs from the