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November 21, 1986 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-21

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 50c

NOVEMBER 21, 1986 / 19 CHESHVAN 5747

• SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

Carefully Checking
The Jewish Pulse

This year's General Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations attracted large crowds and
major figures to Chicago, from Shimon Peres to
George Bush

JOE AARON

How has the American
experience changed
the Jewish approach
riPath and mourning?

The General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federations is
probably the only place in the world
where you'd find someone getting up
to make a public announcement ac-
cusing all those who didn't eat their
lettuce of not caring about the future
of the Jewish people.
But that's what happens when
you get more than 3,300 Jews to-
gether. Jews of all ages and denomi-
nations, from cities and towns all
over the United States and Canada;
Jews who are together, as they were
this year in Chicago from Nov.
12-16, for four long days and four
long nights to talk about nothing
but things Jewish.
Elie Wiesel has called the GA
the most important Jewish gather-
ing of the year. Maybe. There is no-
doubt though that it brings together
more Jewish leaders per square inch
than any other and is, unquestiona-

Peres
Is Mum
On Iran

.

A lan MIA 's,

Special to The Jewish News

Thousands of CJF delegates and
Chicagoans jammed Grant Park.

bly, the most tiring. And the most
exhilarating.
Everywhere you walk there are
people — Jews — those you know,
because they're from yoiir town or
they do what you do in some other
town; those you know because of
who they are, Peres or Bush or
Schulweis or Dine; and those you'd
like to know. With them you sneak a
peek at their name tags to get the
vital statistics and then you start
talking.
It's an unreal place that gives
you the sense that the whole world

Continued on Page 35

DAVID HOLZEL

W

Staff Writer

hen you fight against
terrorism, you never
forget the fate of a
single individual," Shimon Peres
told a Detroit audience of 1,000 Nov.
14 at the Westin Hotel. But Israel's
vice premier and foreign minister re-
fused to discuss Israel's role in the
U.S.-sanctioned arms delivery to
Iran. Speaking in generalities, he
said some occasions are an excep-
tion to the rule" of no negotiations
with terrorists.

Continued on Page •52

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