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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-02-02

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1990

`Tikkun' Publisher Out;
Still Financially Solvent

San Fransisco (JTA) —
Less than six months after it
appeared to be sinking fi-
nancially, Tikkun magazine
seems well on its way to
running in the black.
At the same time,
however, publisher Nan
Fink, who with husband
Michael Lerner has been one
of the publication's
mainstays, has announced
she is leaving to devote
herself to her own writing.
Lerner, the Oakland jour-
nal's editor, reported that as
of two weeks ago, more than
$100,000 in donations had
been received, mostly in
$100 contributions by sup-
porters who paid that
amount to become "Tikkun
Associates."
In the October-November
edition of the Jewish liberal-
progressive bimonthly, its
estimated 40,000
subscribers were asked to
contribute from $100 to
$1,000 per year to erase a
$350,000 annual deficit.
"We're not on solid ground
yet," says Lerner. "Like any
Jewish organization that is
supported by its member-
ship, we are in the middle of
our fund-raising campaign.
This is a long-term process."
News of Tikkun's drive for
contributions comes amid
repeated speculation that
the magazine is facing an
uphill financial battle and
may be near collapse,
something Lerner
vehemently denies.
"What is the likelihood of
stopping publication?" he
asks. "We are as likely to
stop publication in the next
two years as (Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak) Shamir is
to accept a demilitarized
Palestinian state in the next
two years."
In the January-February
edition, Fink announces she
has left the magazine, citing
a desire to devote herself to
her own writing and a
dissatisfaction with the
journal's format.
"While I am relieved that
I've come to a decision, I feel
very, very sad," she writes
in an emotional explanation.
"It is so painful for me to say
goodbye that I can hardly
find the words to write this
column -- my last publisher's
page."
Nevertheless, writes Fink,
referring to the in-depth
analyses of contemporary
Jewish and general concerns
that make up the bulk of its
articles, "I personally have
become less and less comfor-

table with the model on
which it is based."
Fink, who declined com-
menting beyond her parting
words, writes further that
she wants to work "more in
a feminist context," and ex-
presses continued support
for the magazine and for
Lerner, from whom she
separated last year.
According to the
November-December edi-
tion, all of
Tikkun'soperating costs are
covered by the magazine's
parent- organization, the
non-profit Oakland-based
Institute for Labor and Men-
tal Health.
At that time, 41 percent of
the institute's funding came
from Fink and Lerner, with
another 51 percent from
subscriptions, while adver-
tising and donations made
up a combined 3 percent.
No plans are under way to
find a new publisher, accor-
ding to Lerner, who says he
has nominally assumed that
position after Fink's depar-
ture. "Nan has been
transferring her tasks to
other people on the staff," he
says, "so there is really no
internal pressure to find an-
other publisher at this
time."

Crime Rate
Rises Steeply

Jerusalem (JTA) — The in-
tifada and an increasingly
polarized society were blam-
ed by officials this week for
the steep rise in drug
offenses and violent crimes.
Police Inspector General
David Kraus offered some
alarming statistics for
Jerusalem, in a review of the
past year that he presented
at a news conference here.
A criminal offense occurs
every two minutes. Every
hour, violence is perpetrated
against some person. Every
2.5 minutes, property is
stolen or damaged.
There is a traffic accident
every 32 minutes, and one in
every 18 hours proves fatal,
Kraus said.
There was a 61.5 percent
rise in last year's murder
rate over the previous year.
There were 105 homicides in
Jerusalem in 1989, com-
pared to 65 in 1988, the
police inspector said.
The intifada was the main
contributor, a breakdown of
statistics showed.
About a third of the
murder cases were plainly

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