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September 29, 1989 - Image 87

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-09-29

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from the inside."
The 50 ostriches housed in
the ostrich farm are an attrac-
tion for all visitors. Keeper
Thafir Bar-Shira, a lanky
sabra says, "Ostriches eat
anything, and several have
<7.) died from eating garbage
thrown in by passers-by."
Israel's original breeding
(
stock was brought from South .
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Africa in 1980 and today
there are about 4,000
ostriches in Israel. A plant for
processing the meat, which is
not kosher, and leather is
about to open in the Jordan
Valley."
"The ostriches are paired'
off in private pens," explains
Tsafir. "Females lay about
, 200 eggs annually. But if the
eggs, which are hatched in an
incubator, prove to be infer-
tile, it means there is no
chemistry between the pair
and I have to act as shadchen
(matchmaker)!" But that is
not always so easy. Samson,
c' the largest of the males once
gave Thafir a powerful kick in
the chest. "I have to be very
careful when I go into their
pens," he says. "A 100 kg.
male is capable of kicking a
person to death."
,17 The ostrich farm is a
special project of the Settle-
ment Department of the
Jewish Agency. Spokesman .
Mordechai Cohen explains,
"The department has been
very active in creating new
settlements in Galilee, pro-
viding funding for housing
and industry and setting up
basic infrastructure — roads,
I electricity, water and sewers.
When a settlement wants to
start a new venture we do
research to see if it is poten-
tially profitable, then we help
get the project going. We are
especially interested in the
ostriches at Rakefet. This is
an experiment to see if this
new branch can really prove
to be profitable in Israel."
The Settlement Depart-
ment was also very involved
in setting up the jewelry fac-
tory, to provide creative work
for the women. Semi-precious
stones, such as the Eliat
stone, are set in hand-
wrought silver and each piece
is entirely hand-made. A well-
known Yemenite jeweler was
brought in and today 80 per-
cent of the collection consists
of his designs. But in addition
to his antique, Oriental
pieces, are modern rings, ear-
rings, bracelets and pendants
of antique mottled Roman
glass framed with silver.
Eli Havashush, the
marketing manager, says,
"We are really just starting.
Most of our sales are to ex-
clusive shops in Israel and on-
ly recently we began to export
to the U.S. We are also trying

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Relatives
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Our wish for a
year filled with
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Our wish for a
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LIONEL, PENNY, SID, MICHELE
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May the coming

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to all
our friends
and relatives.

THE HIRSCHS
HENRY, CARYN, STACEY & RYAN

LAWRENCE & PAMELA HOLZMAN
& KIMBA & JESSICA CATS
Silver Spring, Maryland

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

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happy, healthy
New Year.

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We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

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Best wishes for a
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New Year.

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We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

MR. & MRS.
PAUL FRANK & FAMILY

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ANTAL & HERMIN GRUBER & FAMILY

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

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happy, healthy
New Year.

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

GIL & HELENE FRIEDMAN

ROSE & MARK HECHLER

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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