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September 13, 1985 - Image 138

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-09-13

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gdpteritierilV, 1985:THE DETROIT' SEWIStt NEWS r

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Herbert & Fern Baker

Evelyn & Al Brook

May the coming

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

NEWS

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Erwin & Bertha Friedman,
Lauderdale Lakes

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Milton, Ivajean, Alicia,
Andrew & Leslie Erlich

year be filled

with health and

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Mildred & Ralph Friedman

happiness for

all our family

and friends

Josef & Miriam Slaim

to all
our friends
and relatives

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year
Mr. & Mrs.
Simon Lefkowitz

Nathan &
Sonia Nothman

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Eve & Bernie Markofsky

I wish my family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Julius Stobinsky

Moniek & Riwa Margulies

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


Aaron & Melanie Wallis & Julie

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Park West Galleries

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Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

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

, Mr. & Mrs. Aron L. Spinner


Anne & Lew Rose

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year



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

Lou & Esther. Stybel

The Stillwater's
Beverly, Larry, Michael & Steven

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Wishing all my family and
friends a year of
health and happiness
Emma Lazaroff Schaver

to all
our friends
and relatives

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Linda, Allen
Amanda &
Valerie Warner

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May the coming

Wishing all my family and
friends a year of
health and happiness
Simon Schwarzberg

year be filled

with health and

happiness for

all our family



The Sherberg Family of

.Ardmore Shoe Repair

wish our customers and friends
a Happy & Healthy New Year
25796 Middlebelt at 11 Mile Rd.
474-8585

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and friends

Mr. & Mrs.
Chaim Weinberg

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American Fights To Stop
Israeli Animal Cruelty

BY JEAN WEISS

When Nina Natalson arrived of compassion toward animals."
in Israel on a long-awaited vac- The Israeli image of "toughness"
ation in the autumn of 1983, she also leads to a lack of caring,
expected to have a fun-filled, Natalson believes.
Many Israelis are afraid of
carefree time Instead, her trip
soured as she witnessed wide- dogs. Jews from Eastern Europe
spread neglect and mistreat- associate dogs with terror and
ment of animals. She was appal- oppression while Jews from
led at the number of sick and Arab countries view animals
starving stray cats and dogs contemptously, she said. Animal
roaming city streets and beach abuse is worse among the poor
areas, that animals pulling carts and uneducated. However, as
for street vendors were underfed the economy deteriorates, people
and covered with open sores in general abandon animals in
from ill-fitting harnesses and at greater numbers.
In addition, a vigorous anti-
the indifference to the situation
rabies campaign begun by the
by the average Israeli.
Natalson, 36, of Alexandria,
Va., found herself buying food
for the stray animals she
encountered. "Once while dining Natalson said she
with Israeli relatives and learned the country
friends at a restaurant, I saw
some starving cats outside. I only has five
couldn't eat while those cats overcrowded and
were starving, so I went outside,
dug a hole in the ground and fil- inadequately staffed
led it with milk. My dining
companions though I was crazy." and supplied animal
In Eilat, she gave her bottled shelters, no
water to thirsty stray dogs, and
in Jerusalem's Arab market, she inspectors check the
bought and set free pigeons treatment and
packed in filthy cages.
So upset was Natalson about conditions of the
what she saw, that she con-
and
tacted the Tel Aviv Society for donkeys, mules
the Prevention of Cruelty to horses belonging to
Animals. Natalson said she
learned the country only has vendors and that
five overcrowded and in- animal cruelty laws
adequately staffed and supplied
animal shelters, no inspectors are seldom enforced.
check the treatment and condi-
tions of the donkeys, mules and
horses belonging to vendors and
that animal cruelty laws are government in 1957, "left people
seldom enforced. Overpopulation terrified of animals," Natalson
of stray cats and dogs is an said, even though no rabies in
overwhelming problem, and the humans have been reported in
government, rather than set up Israel since 1960.
spaying and neutering pro-
Traditionally, Judaism re-
grams, scatters chicken heads quires treating animals kindly.
laced with strychnine poisoning "Tza'ar ba'alei chayim," the pain
in the streets, causing them of living things, is the concept of
slow, agonizing deaths.
compassion and concern for
"Animal issues have no re- animals, said Nathanson, who is
spect or credibility in Israel." a vegetarian. She cites appro-
Natalson returned to the priate Biblical and Talmudic
Alexandria, Va., home she passages: How God chose Moses
shares with four cats, deter- to lead the Israelites because he
mined to do something to im- showed compassion for his
prove the plight of animals in sheep, that relieving the ani-
Israel. She contacted the World mal's pain takes precedence over
Society for the Protection of Sabbath observance, that ani-
Animals in BoSton, and though mals must be fed before a per-
they had received complaints son eats, that hunting for sport
about Israel, funding for an Is- is discouraged and that
raeli animal welfare program "schechitah," the slaughtering of
was denied.
an animal, must be done with a
Undeterred, Natalson, who sharp, nick-free knife, so the
was a volunteer for animal animal suffers as little as possi-
rights groups, became .the foun- ble.
der and director of CHAI —
Ironically, while Israel's
Concern for Helping Animals in domestic animals are ignored,
Israel —' a non-profit, tax- wildlife is protected in nature
exempt organization in March reserves through the country.
1984. "If Americans care, Is-
Because changing public atti-
raelis care," Natalson said, urg- tude is difficult, CHAI is de-
ing Americans to write to Is- veloping an educational pro,
rael's mayors and the Ministry gram for an impressionable
of Tourism, especially if they group -- school children. Witt
have witnessed animal neglect the cooperation of the Ministry
or abuse during visits to Israel.
of Education, a series of lesson
She realized that because Is- about humane animal care
raelis face the constant tragedy being prepared as a guidelin'
of human injuries and deaths for teachers and students. •
from war and terrorism, animal
CHAT is raising money in till
suffering pales in comparison, United States to modernize an
but said, "It's no excuse for lack expand the mostly dilapidate

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