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October 03, 1986 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-10-03

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Friday, October 3, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Olim Find Instant Family
In Tel Aviv Suburb

SHELLEY NADIV

Don't Walk In Pain

1
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• BUNIONS
• FRACTURES
• ANKLE INJURY

MILTON J. STERN, D.P.M.
MARK J. KLEIN, D.P.M.
NICHOLAS I. SOL, D.P.M.
ANDREW S. COLLEN, D.P.M.
(INTERN)

hances are that you
are familiar with the
old saying that when
two Jews get together, you
wind up with three opinions.
These words of wisdom are
closely related to that other
ancient proverb: "We are the
people of the book. We throw
them at each other!" These
tidbits seem to hold true for
both lawyers and Israelis.
According to Norman and
Freda Platt, there's also truth
behind the irony and laugh-
ter that explains why they
have felt so at home in Israel
from the very beginning.
A Zionist from the start,
Norman was president of the
Student Zionist Organization
at the University of Michi-
gan, where he obtained his
Jurist Doctor degree in 1969.
Freda was born in Germany,
the offspring of concentration
camp survivors. Both were
graduated from Oak Park
High where Freda later
taught Spanish. In September
of 1969, they were married at
Cong. B'nai David and moved
to New York. In 1974 they
decided to move to Israel.
"With our mutual back-
grounds and beliefs", . said
Norman "we felt that Israel
would be the place for us.
Concerning the original in-
gathering of the exiles with
all that was said, we would
be inconsistent if we did not
actually do it. Especially with
Freda's parents having lived
through World War II, we
felt that we'd never really be
at home unless we were in
our own home."
At first, the Platts stayed
at the Millman Absorption

C

Shelley Sherman Nadiv is a
Detroiter who has lived in
Israel.

Center in Ramat Aviv and
later moved to an apartment
in Ramat Ilan. "So we made
the big move from a luxury
apartment in Manhatten to a
tiny place in Israel, complete
with cockroaches, which are
constant, due to the climate,
yet controllable.
In New York for six years,
we never spoke to our
neighbors. In Ramat Ilan,
within a week, we knew the
whole neighborhood, had
been to their houses. They
helped us move in and
everyone on the block was
like instant family. We were
the only Americans in our
area so we had to speak He-
brew to be in on things. It is
really the only way to inte-
grate with the society. If you
continue to speak only
English, you will always _feel
like an American in Israel"
Norman does admit to one
last remaining Americanism:
All his clothes are still
bought in the U.S.A.
The Platts have two chil-
dren, Yoel, born in 1972, and
Tali, who is nine years old.
Until Tali was born, Freda
taught English. She returned
to her profession five years
ago. Currently, she is a
teacher at Beit Berl Commu-
nity College in Hod Hasharon
and also teaches army
English at the Institute of
Zahal. Her students have in-
cluded the present Israeli
military attache and an Is-
raeli t.v. correspondent.
In New York, Norm had
worked for Sargent Shriver's
law firm. Upon his arrival in
Israel, he had to take the
country's bar exam. In 1975
he was licensed and two
years later he started his own
firm, Platt, Bergonson and
Worshire.
"After aliyah, we never
looked back," he said. "There
is no objective way to com-
pare life in Israel and the
USA, everything is different

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