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December 26, 1986 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-12-26

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HAVEN'T YOU ALWAYS WANTED
A FRIEND IN THE CAR BUSINESS?
THEN PLEASE CALL DAVID GIBER.

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`Dear Editor' Letters
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10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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16 Friday, December 26, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

ORCHARD LK. RD. AT 14 MILE ROAD
FARMINGTON HILLS, 855-3444

EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS

MON., TUES. & THURS. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
WED. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
. FRI. & SAT. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SUN. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

aifa — There is no as-
surance that readers'
views as expressed in
the letterbox of daily papers do
indeed represent the voice of
the people, firstly because only
the articulate members of the
population express themselves
through this medium, and sec-
ondly because most papers are
highly selective of the letters
they publish. Still, such mis-
sives do illustrate an interest-
ing aspect of public opinion.
We select and digest the follow-
ing from recent issues of daily
papers in Israel.
Advice for Reform Jews.
Reform Jews in America have
taken up the cudgels for reli-
gious pluralism in Israel, and
seek to abolish the monopoly
on religious affairs now held by
the Orthodox. My advice to all
these good people is to come
settle in Israel and carry on
your battle from here. When
there are a million Reform
Jews here, they will have no
problem in their confrontation
with the rabbinate. So long as
they live in the U.S., however,
let them enjoy the religious
pluralism of that country, and
be satisfied with that.
— Miriam Bar-Yosef in
Maariu
Only One Holocaust. Too
common, use is being made of
the word "holocaust," as people
speak of an economic
holocaust, in reference to the
collapse of Israel's bank
shares, a political holocaust,
etc. In this way we are
minimizing the significance of
th., word, which should be
applied only to what happened
to the Jews under Hitler, and
to nothing else. No possible
comparison can be made be-
tween other tragedies and
catastrophes, and the fate of
the Jews, which was a historic
phenomenon which we hope
may never be repeated.
— Yael Slavin, in
Bamachane
Break the Habit. I call upon
all my salaried colleagues to
destroy their credit cards, yes,
this moment, take a pair of sci-
ssors and cut them up. The in-
creasing use of credit cards
here is artificially inflating our
purchasing power, and giving
their users the feeling that
their earnings have increased.
It is an illusion, and when the
time comes to pay the bills they
won't have the wherewithal.
The use of credit car& is as
tempting as the first dose of a
habit-forming drug, and then
it becomes impossible to break
the habit. Unless we do some-
thing about it, we shall again
find ourselves in a dizzying
spell of inflation.
— Zvi Ben-Mordecai in
Yediot Acharonot

How 'to Treat Violent
Arab Agitators. Perhaps we
are making a mistake in the
way we react to Arabs who

throw stones or Molotov
cocktails, burn tires, and at-
tack police and soldiers. We
ought to ascertain how such ac-
tions are handled by the police
of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and
other Arab lands, There should
be no problem finding out how
the police of ,those countries
put down violent demonstra-
tions. Andif we are not able to
provide the Arabs of Judea,
Samaria and Gaza with their
own Arab rule, for our own
good reasons, then we can at
least provide them with a
measure of Arab justice and
proper law enforcement (when
required) according to the cus-
tom of their own people. .
Peretz Tura, in
Maariu
Back to 'Which Roots?
There are those who call upon
us to return to our Jewish
roots. If they mean refusing to
serve in the Israel army, the
burning of bus shelters and the
Israel flag, refusing to recog-
nize the state, . infusing the
youth with hatred for other na-

". . When there
are a million reform
Jews here, they
will have no
problem with the
rabbinate . . ."

tions as well as for other Jews,
then I for one, who loves
Jewish tradition, refuse to rec-
ognize this as a return to our
roots. Those so-called Torah
Jews who tear out of the siddur
all prayers for the welfare of
the State of Israel are preach-
ing a false messianism. Those
who see danger in this trend
are called upon to raise their
voices in protest, and not to cite
a false authority whose roots
are diseased.
— Eliezer Palnizki, in
Davar
Leave it to God. As a
member of a traditional fam-
ily, I can not understand why
the religious zealots picket
outside the movies on Friday
night, disturbing their own
Sabbath, and compelling the
police to violate the Sabbath as
well. Why not leaire the job of
enforcement of Jewish laws to
the Holy One, blessed be He,
who demonstrated his ability
to take care of violators as far
back as the days of Noah and
the Ark?
— Miriam Greenberg, in
Maariu

Accord Hailed

New York — Reform Jewish
leaders hailed their move-
ment's "historic agreement"
with the Jewish National Fund
through which money raised at
special JNF events honoring
prominent Reform Jews will be
earmarked for JNF projects in
Israel under Reform auspices.

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