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May 18, 1990 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-05-18

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longer be the Irish and
Italian "padres" so familiar
to the American Jewish
community.
The new priests will come
from those areas of the world
with either small or non-
existent Jewish com-
munities. For these Catholic
clergy, the Holocaust is an
event that took place on an-
other continent, Europe, and
in another time, a half-
century ago.
5. Much of the new vitality
of the Roman Catholic Chur-
ch in the next decade will
emerge from a part of the
world that has bitter
memories for Jews: Eastern
Europe. Catholics in Poland,
Hungary, Lithuania and the
Ukraine will rapidly break
free from their Communist
imposed isolation and they
will eagerly "reconnect"
with their Western brothers
and sisters.
A big question of the 1990s
will be what kind of attitude
towards Jews and Judaism
will these newly "liberated"
Catholics bring with them.
Will it be the traditional an-
ti-Semitic pre-Vatican
Council II Catholicism, or
will it reflect the enormous
positive changes that have
taken place within the

Destructive
religious cults,
including the
oldest cult of all,
Satanism, will
continue to be
active and virulent
in the 1990s.

Catholic Church during the
past 25 years? No one knows
for sure, but the answer will
surely come in the next
decade.
• 6. Destructive religious
cults, including the oldest
cult of all, Satanism, will
continue to be active and
virulent in the 1990s. East-
ern Europe, which has been
almost hermetically sealed
off from the West for so long,
will, sadly, prove to be a fer-
tile recruiting ground for the
cults.
Many young and not so
young people will be caught
up in the deception, mind
control and religious quick-
fixes that are the hallmark
of the cults. Eastern Europe
will be the market for sell':
appointed gurus, messiahs,
prophets and other assorted
cult leaders.
7. Finally, the women's
movement — which I con-
sider to be the single most
important social. movement
of the late 20th century —

will continue to have extra-
ordinary impact upon all re-
ligious communities.
Because of the continuing
quest for sexual equality,
the number of women enter-
ing Christian and Jewish
seminaries will increase,
many liturgies will change,
new ceremonies will be in-
troduced, and even within
Orthodox Judaism and the
Roman Catholic and Or-
thodox Christian Churches,
the impact of the women's
movement will be felt in
ways both small and large.
As the late, great Bette
Davis said in the film, All
About Eve: "Fasten your
seat belts, it's going to be a
bumpy ride." But then,
interreligious affairs has
always been that way.
Perhaps that's why it is so
exciting. Welcome to the
1990s!



Jewish Telegraphic Agency



mmul NEWS

W. German Cuts
May Aid Youths

Bonn (JTA) — Impending
large cuts in the West Ger-
man military budget, a
result of the changed polit-
ical climate in Europe, may
ease a dilemma that Jewish
youths of draft age have
been facing.
Jewish army recruits, who
had been pressured in the
past couple of years to join
the West German armed
forces, are more likely to be
exempted from military ser-
vice, according to defense
ministry experts.
Under current law, every
young German male is
obliged to serve in the
Bundeswehr, the West Ger-
man army, for a period of 15
months. But Jewish males
had been largely exempted
from the draft, because of an
unwritten agreement with
the Jewish community that
Jewish experiences in Ger-
many during the Holocaust
made it more traumatic for
Jews to don German army
uniforms than for others.

We've Grown
a Lot in
60 Years.

Did you know that at the
House of Watchbands, we

■ Carry the largest selection
of watchbands and watches
in the area.
■ Repair your watch on the
premises.
■ Sell batteries for every
watch made.
■ Cut our own crystals.
■ Repair jewelry.
■ Restore Vintage Watches.

WATCH BANDS

.

... and now watches too!

Diary's Denier
Fined In Bonn

Bonn (JTA) — A neo-Nazi
activist was fined the
equivalent of $350 by a
Hamburg court recently for
claiming that the diary of
Anne Frank was a forgery.
The court found Edgar
Geiss, 60, guilty of making a
defamatory statement.

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