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September 13, 1985 - Image 137

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-09-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, September 13, 1985

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Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Tropics Tribe?

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year
Mr. & Mrs.
Paul Frank & Family

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

to all

Gizelle Baker & Daughters

Lenore & Dave Shapiro, Coconut Creek, FL

our friends

BY DR. MARC TANENBAUM

Are the Polynesians in the
South Pacific one of the Ten
Lost Tribes of Israel? That pos-
sibility struck me as I travelled
through the islands of Maui,
Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island
of Hawaii recently.
When the intrepid Polynesian
sailors and their families sailed
from Tahiti over 1,000 years ago
and landed on the idyllic
Hawaiian Islands, they brought
with them a priest-dominated
religion that had some of the
features of the earliest forms of
the Hebrew religion in the Bi-
ble.
Polynesian priests were called
"kahuna," suggesting the He-
brew term for the priestly class,
"kohane." Analagous to the Bi-
blical theocracy, the Polynesian
"kahuna" played a central role
in upholding the authority of
the kings and the royal aristoc-
racy. In turn, the kahuna were
given special privileges.
In the Polynesian religion, a
system of rules, called "kapus,"
dominated every aspect of
Polynesian daily life, not unlike
our own revered "halacha." If a
Polynesian commoner violated
the kapus, he or she could be
put to death.
Especially fascinating is the
fact that Polynesian societies
created a series of "sanctuaries
of refuge," similar in some ways
to the Biblical cities of refuge.
Polynesians were also polygam-
ous as were our Biblical ances-
tors.
Utlimately, of course, Polyne-
sian religion differed radically
from Biblical' ethical
monotheism in that it was a pa-
gan, nature religion, dominated
by worship of idols and even
human sacrifice. (In the 18th
Century, Christian missionaries
converted most of the Polyne-
sians from paganism to Chris-
tianity, while gobbling up much
of their beautiful land in the
process.
But these Biblical sounding
terms, practices and institutions
suggest that the mists of history
might have covered over some
frail linkages between the
Polynesians and our wandering
ancient Israelite forbears.

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and relatives

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Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

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Adele Mondry & Family

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Rossen

Daniel, Kim & 'David Max

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year



Wishing all our family and
friends a yeaT of
health and happiness

Marvin & Rhoda Perlin, Steven, Andrew, Mitchell

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

Allan, Mary, Mark & Laurie Silverman



Harry & Ann Schwartz

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Mr. & Mrs. Lester Rosenberg
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Dora Kaner & Family

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A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

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Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

Dr. & Mrs.
Davis A. Benson

Joe, Gertie & Debi Grossman

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

Mandy & Joel Fisher, Ari & Kevin
Clearwater, Fl.

Joe & Rena Berman

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

Tom & Esther Nesse!
& Family

Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Kepes

A Seven Arts Feature

Protocols' Sale
Nets Apology

New York — Swedish Prime
Minister Olaf Palme has ex-
pressed his "deep regret" to the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith (ADL) for the un-
authorized sale of copies of the
anti-Semitic tract, The Protocols
of the Elders of Zion, at a
government-sponsored Islamic
exhibit at the Stockholm Histor-
ical Museum last month.
In a letter responding to a
protest made by ADL Associate
National Director Abraham H.
Foxman, the prime minister
said that a private exhibitor had
"abused the trust of the
musiiem" by offering the volume
for sale at its own stand without
the knowledge of museum offi-
cials.

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

A Very Happy and Healthy
NeW Year to All Our Friends .
and Family

Rudi's Barber Shop
Mary. Joes's Beauty Salon

Bernard & Irene
Schlosser & Family

13805 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI. 48237

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