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March 25, 1988 - Image 50

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-03-25

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I NEWS I

DRESS UP IN

ISTINO

SALE
PRICED

$3990

WITH THIS
AD ONLY
Reg. $65.00
57 pairs

ALL LEATHER
PRESS SLIP-ON
Black & Brown
Sizes 8 11,12

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3-31-88

EXCAUBUR
SHOES
• M E N

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LOVESEATS
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CHAIRS
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OTTOMANS
as low as $298

A COMPLETE SHOWROOM OF
THE FINEST LEATHER FURNITURE
AND IMPORTED LACQUER TABLES

SHERWOOD STUDIOS
WAREHOUSE

24734 CRESTVIEW CT.
FARMINGTON HILLS
PHONE:
DAYS OF SALE 476-3760
PRIOR TO SALE 354-9060

HOURS: 10 AM - 6 PM

IMMEDIATE DELIVERY - NOMINAL CHARGE

Reform Convention
Reaffirms Diaspora

Jerusalem (JTA) — The
99th convention of the Cen-
tral Conference of American
Rabbis ended in Jerusalem
with a spirited defense of the
principle that one can be a
true Zionist without living in
Israel.
The CCAR is the rabbinical
organization of Reform
Judaism in the United States.
Its convention created a stir,
and an angry reaction from
some government circles,
when the rabbis delivered a
letter to Premier Yitzhak
Shamir deploring "the policy
of deliberate beatings ordered
by Defense Minister (Yitzhak)
Rabin as beyond the bounds
of Jewish moral values!'
The protest was against the
Israel Defense Force policy of
pursuing and beating Palesti-
nian demonstrators in the ad-
ministered territories. In re-
cent weeks, the policy has
been greatly modified to for-
bid using beatings to punish
demonstrators after a riot
takes place.
Rabbi Eugene Lipman,
president of the CCAR, stated
in his address that it is not
necessary to live in Israel to
be an authentic Zionist. Rab-
bi Simeon Maslin of

Philadelphia differentiated
between "galut" and
"diaspora."
"Galut is not a place, galut
is the abandonment, willing-
ly or unwillingly of the
Jewish mission" and
therefore, authentic Jewish
life in America is not
necessarily galut, he said.
Among the resolutions
adopted at the closing session
was one calling for "the pur-
suit of peace in the Middle
East." It states, "We urge all
peoples involved in the cur-
rent struggle to join in the ac-
tive search for a fair, endur-
ing, all-embracing peace!'
During the convention,
representatives of the Labor
Party and the right-wing
'Thchiyah Party met with Dr.
Mub arak Awad, • a
Palestinian-born American
who heads a movement for
civil disobedience in the ad-
ministered territories. Awad
was ordered deported last
year, but the orders were
never implemented because
of protests from the U.S.
government. He is a
naturalized American citizen.
Likud representatives
refused to attend the meeting
in which Awad participated.

Social Contact In
Religion-State Issues

Jerusalem — It is a fallacy
to think that religion can re-
main a private matter;
therefore "politics and
religion will always compete,"
even in a country like the
U.S., where there is a legal
separation of the two, said a
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem professor at an in-
ternational conference held at
the university.
Religion and politics both
compete for "public space,"
said Prof. Shlomo Avineri.
The Israeli model, in which
there is no strict separation of
religion and state, is not a
unique one, Avineri main-
tained, since in many
democracies, such as Britain,
there is an established
religion with certain political
prerogatives.
Israel has devised a
politically-wise "social con-
tract," said Avineri, which
takes the form of a series of
compromises enabling the
non-religious majority and
religious minority to live
together. By and large, said
Prof. Avineri, the secular
community in Israel accepts

religious constraints such as
the stopping of public
transportation on the Sab-
bath' and holidays and
religious control of marriage
and divorce.

Swiss Admit
Anti-Semitism

Geneva (JTA) — A secret
survey which found that '30
percent of the population of
Zurich holds anti-Semitic pre-
judices in varying degrees has
shocked the 8,000-member
Jewish community of Zurich.
The survey was made by a
private organization that
helps minorities in
Switzerland. It was for inter-
nal use only. But the
magazine Zuriwoche obtain-
ed the results.
According to the findings,
nine percent of Zurich
residents questioned admit-
ted they were anti-Semites;
11 percent said they had
anti-Semitic tendencies and
another 11 percent acknowl-
edged they sometimes had
anti-Semitic feelings.

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