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May 04, 1990 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-05-04

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Yeshiva Gedola Ateres Mordechai
of Greater Detroit

presents a special evening
address by the renowned

RABBI DR. NOTA SCHILLER

Founder/Dean of Ohr Somayach Institutions Worldwide

Rabbi Nota Schiller, dean of Ohr Somayach, responds to question from President Chaim Herzog.

— Rabbi Schiller was honored by the President of Israel, Chaim Herzog, for his
leadership in Jewish educatiOn and international affairs.
— Interviewed this past winter by the Wall Street Journal, BBC and the New York
Times on political and financial trends in Israel.
— Quoted extensively by Thomas Friedman in his best seller "From Beirut to
Jerusalem."

Tuesday, May 15, 1990

7:30 p.m.

at the home of
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Ruby

6090 Pickwood Ct., W. Bloomfield

(men and women invited)

Reservations should be made by contacting Rabbi Eric Krohner at the Yeshiva
Gedola office, 968-3361. There is a nominal fee for this event.

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West Bank Settlement
Raises Questions

Kfar Adumim, West Bank
(JTA) — Less than 24 hours
after the final OK was given,
10 prefabricated houses
were placed April 25 on a
barren hill about a mile
away from this veteran set-
tlement, in what some say is
an attempt to establish a
new Jewish enclave in the
West Bank.
A huge crane dropped the
prefab houses one by one on
a plot previously flattened
out by bulldozers.
Young women were stan-
ding in the scorching desert
heat, watching the scene, as
if unable to believe that this
hill eight miles northeast of
Jerusalem would soon
become home.
The exact status of the new
settlement remained
unclear. Although one could
tell from miles around that
this was a new Jewish
presence in the area, its
founders — eight couples and
two bachelors — insisted this
was merely a new neighbor-
hood of Kfar Adumim.
"Pay no attention to the
distance," Moshe Weissman,
the secretary of the new set-
tlement, said with a smile.
"Soon we will have houses
lined up from here all the
way to the old settlement."
There was good reason
why the settlers might not
want to admit this was a
new settlement, since it was
not one of the eight locations
on which the now-defunct
national unity government
agreed to build new set-
tlements.
Extensions of existing set-
tlements, however, do not
require government ap-
proval.

It was also no mere acci-
dent that after years of ap-
plying to build housing in
this particular spot, the set-
tlers finally obtained all the
necessary permits in the six
weeks since the Labor Party
left the government.
As soon as the army issued
the final permit the
bulldozers hit the road.
"This is the resumption of
the settlement drive in Eretz
Yisrael," Knesset member
Elyakim Haetzni of Tehiya
exclaimed.
Just as they were raising
wine glasses in a toast to the
new settlement, a van bear-
ing a diplomatic license
plate appeared on the scene,
and a shy-looking American
diplomat came out, asking
naively: "What's happening
here?"
The man, who refused to
be identified, was a repre-
sentative of the political sec-
tion of the U.S. Consulate in
East Jerusalem, which func-
tions as a quasi-embassy to
the West Bank.
A spokesman for the con-
sulate later gave the follow-
ing brief statement regar-
ding the visit of the Ameri-
can diplomat on the set-
tlement site:
"Because of U.S. govern-
ment concern about set-
tlement activity, the Ameri-
can consulate general in
Jerusalem pays close atten-
tion to the settlement issue."
"What's happening here?"
asked the young diplomat
once again. It seemed likely
his bosses in Washington
would repeat the question in
the very near future.

Work Begins On New
Auschwitz Center

New York (JTA) — Ameri-
can and Belgian Jewish offi-
cials returning from recent
visits to Auschwitz say they
are encouraged by the work
that has begun on a center
that will house the
Carmelite nuns now living
in the controversial convent
on the grounds of the former
death camp.
Rabbi James Rudin, direc-
tor of interreligious affairs
for the American Jewish
Committee, said he observed
a construction van and a
small bulldozer at the site
where the ground was
broken in February by the
archbishop of Krakow,

Franciszek Macharski.
Rudin visited Auschwitz
with an AJCommittee dele-
gation earlier this month.
The Polish commitment
toward building the inter-
religious center "is not just
talk anymore," Rudin said.
But he added that no time
frame had been given yet for
the center's completion or
for when the nuns will move
out of their present quarters.
The nuns' presence at
Auschwitz has caused strain
in Catholic-Jewish relations
in recent years. Tensions
were eased last year after
the Catholic Church agreed
to abide by its 1987 corn-

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