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February 21, 1986 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-02-21

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12 Friday, February 21, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

LOCAL NEWS

As We Promised!

Metropolitan Detroit Maccabi Club

announces
Organizational Meetings
and

TRYOUT SCHEDULE

for

North American Maccabi Games in Toronto, Canada

August 15-August 21, 1986

SPORT

Girls & Boys 12 to 16

DATE & TIME LOCATION

Softball (Boys & Girls)

March 23, 1986
Coach: (Boys) Leonard Malach April 6, 1986
Coach: (Girls) Harry Lipsitz
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Basketball (Girls)

Coach: Steven Weiss

Basketball (Boys)

Main J.C.C.
Tennis Bubble
"P &

March 23 & March 30 Main J.C.C.
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Gym "P & 0"

March 9 & March 16
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Main J.C.C.
Gym "P & 0"

March 30, 1986
1:00 p.m.

Main J.C.C.
P.E. Dept. "0"**

March 2 & March 9
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Main J.C.0
Racquetball Cts. "P & 0"

March 23, 1986
12:00 Noon

Main J.C.C.
P.E. Dept. "0"

March 16, 1986
3:30-5:30 p.m.

10 Mile J.C.C.
"P & 0"

March 9 & March 30
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Main J.C.C. - Squash Cts.
"P & 0" - also instruction

Coach: Herb Bernstein

March 23, 1986
12:00 Noon

Main J.C.C.
P.E. Dept. "0"

Table Tennis (Boys & Girls)
Coach: Hedy Mantel

March 16 & March 23 Main J.C.C.
4:00-5:30 p.m.
P.E. Dept. "P & 0"

Coach: Burt Hurshe

Gymnastics (Boys & Girls)

Coach: Karen Weiss

Racquetball (Boys & Girls)

Coach: John Cohen

Sailing: (Boys & Girls)

Coach: Arnie SchWartz

Soccer (Boys)

Coaches: Ed Raykhinshteyn
Barry Goldsmith

Squash (Boys & Girls)

Coach: Eugene Perle

Swimming (Boys & Girls)

Tennis (Boys & Girls)

Coach: Marianne Ring

Track & Field (Boys & Girls)

Coaches: Joel Kashdan
Michael Shewach
Natalie Greenspan
Merel Epstein

Volleyball (Boys & Girls)

Coaches: David Olinek
David Rosen

Main J.C.C.
P.E. Dept. "0"

March 16, 1986
12:00 Noon

Main J.C.0
P.E. Dept. "0"

March 23, 1986
12:00 Noon

W. BlooMfield High School
"P & 0"

March 16 & 23
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Main J.C.C.
Gym "P & 0"

*P & 0 - Practice and Organizational
* *0 - Organization Only

• This schedule is for opening Practices and Organization
• Parents are urged to attend
• Participants are encouraged to tryout in more than
one sport

FOR FURTHER. INFORMATION CALL,
THE MACCABI OFFICE 661-5240

v

Continued from Page 40

Techiya, Kanahe considered
Camp David an omen of disaster
for Israel.
The third indication of an im-
minent radicalism was the rise of
Gush Emunim, a group of
15,000-20,000 West Bank settlers
who vehemently oppose any form
of territorial compromise. They
regarded the 1978 agreements
with Egypt a "punishment to
Heaven," and convinced them-
selves that the new "age of mes-
sianism" they had discovered
after the war of 1967 was undoub-
tedly true after their abandon-
ment by Begin.
Although some of Gush
Emunim's members are drawn
from the ranks of the ultra-
religious, Sprinzak noted that the
majority of them are not fanatics,
but "elite and meritorious" people
who believe themselves to be the
traditional pioneers of Israel, the
keepers of the flame.
Like other right-wing move-
ments, the Gush shares a belief in
extra-parliamentary vigilantism.
Besides illegally bringing in set-
ters to the West Bank since 1976,
Gush Emunim, Sprinzak said, in
1982 developed plans for destroy-
ing the Dome of the Rock with
explosives stolen from a military
facility. They did not proceed with
the plan because they could not
win support from any rabbi. They
realized, too, that the Israeli gov-
ernment would be forced to re-
build a temple for Muslim wor-
shippers, a move that was viewed
by them with great repugnance.
Gush Emunim also claimed re-
sponsibility for an attack on an
Arab college in Hebron in 1983,
and in 1984 planned a massacre of
busloads of Arabs, another
aborted mission. Sprinzak be-
lieves that although most Israelis
do not support the violence, as
many as 20-25 percent share the
convictions of Gush Emunim.
Dr. Sprinzak concluded his lec-
ture with a few uneasy predic-
tions about the power of the Radi-

cal Right to endanger Israeli
democracy.- Gush Emunim con-
trols the West Bank and main-
tains its legitimacy with support
from the World Zionist Organiza-
tion, two reasons why he believes

that it possesses the strength to
attempt a political takeover. He
was quick to add that there is no
reason right now to fear that this
will happen, and that only if Is-
rael were to face a major crisis
would Gush Emunim consolidate
its political strength.
Sprinzak asserted that it is the
lack of dynamic leadership in Is-
rael and the dearth of creative
ideas from the left that is
strengthening popular support of
the Radical Right. Gush Emunim
and- Techiya are very confident
that their objectives are more
convincing and concrete than
those of the Left. Because Israelis
lack a "spiritual center," Sprinzak
fears that such groups could gain
real influence.
Moreover, the war in Lebanon
sharpened the resolve of the Radi-
cal Right to oppose any territorial
compromise. It also believes Is-
rael should concern itself only
with itself and not abide by inter-
national law, attitudes that pre-
vail among many Israelis who do
not wish to be embroiled in armed
conflicts.
Dissent and division reign in Is-
rael today, Sprinzak said, which
has created a climate in which
right-wing extremism could bur-
geon.
Besides support in the form of
tourism, money and lobbying, Dr.
Sprinzak agreed with Dr. Aber-
bach that American Jews can
influence the hearts and minds of
Israelis who cannot come to terms
with their Arab neighbors. Is-
raelis have come to regard the
Diaspora community as a sepa-
rate entity and are realizing,
Sprinzak optimistiCally noted,
that they have much to learn from
the Diaspora about inter-group
communication.

Histadrut Hosts Envoy

March 23, 1986
2:00 p.m.



Radical Right

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Jerusalem (JTA) — The Presi-
dent of HIAS, the Hebrew
Immigrants Aid Society, last
week strongly reasserted his
agency's position supporting
maximan aliyah of Soviet
Jewish emigrants to Israel.
In a letter published in the
Jerusalem Post, Robert Israloff
reaffirmed, "Our agency's com-
mitment to having as many
Soviet Jews as possible make
aliyah." He explained that
HIAS only opened contacts
with Soviet Jewish emigrants
after they had been interviewed
by the Jewish Agency.
Israeloff wroth in response to
a critical comaierit,about IHAS
from recent 4 ell, and noted
Moscow aliyah, activist Ilya
(Eliahu) Esaaa, ho , oame to
Israel with Ills anlif last
month.
HIAS has king been at the
center of the 'controversy in
Israel and abroad, over neshira,
the Soviet emigration dropout
kkh



In another development,
Essas, the Soviet Jewish aliyah
activist who became an Ortho-
dox Jew while still in the USSR,
spoke critically of the way Rus-
sian Jews have been absorbed in
Israel.
According to the 40-year old
Essas, who headed a religious
revivalist movement in the
Soviet Union, too much stress
has been placed on material
benefits and not enough on the
"spiritual" needs of the immi-
grants. He claimed this contri-
buted to the high drop-out rate
among Soviet ohm.
Essas arrived in Israel on
January. 22 with his family.
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
has asked him to draft proposals
for improving the absorption
process for immigrants from the
Soviet Union. He disclosed his
assignments at a meeting with
the two Chief Rabbis, Avraham
Shapiro and Mordechai Eliahu,
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