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September 06, 1991 - Image 108

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-09-06

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ISRAEL hmimm•

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
THE WEINSTEIN FAMILY
ARON, HANNA & BRYAN

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

MRS. DAVID MENDELSON

FANNY SILVER

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy .
New Year.

ESTHER &
DAVID WEINGARTEN

FRAN, LORA & BRIAN STERN

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

ALAN, TRACEY, ALYSSA
& ASHLEY TROTSKY

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

RUTH & MARVIN WAIN

JEAN & TEDDY WEISS

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to all
our friends
and relatives.

to all
our friends
and relatives.

LILLY & MICHAEL WEISS

DR. HARVEY & LINDA LEFKOWITZ
RHONDA, HELENE & STEVEN

May the coming
year be filled
with health and
happiness for
all our family
and friends.

THE FRIEDMANS —
HAROLD, BARBARA, EMILY
& BRADLEY

year be filled

with health and

happiness for

all our family

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

AARON & MELANIE WALLIS

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.
THE KUTINSKY FAMILY
LESLEY, JAY, ILANA, DANA & ADAM

and friends.

ALEX & HOWARD SPINNER

THE TAROCKOFFS

RONNIE, SUSIE, ABBI, HALLI,
BENJI & MALLORY

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1991

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
ESTA & NATE WEISBERG
Pompano Beach, FL

May the coming

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

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We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
THE WASSERMANS
SUE, HOWARD, ROBERT & BRAD

A Very Happy and Healthy New Year
to All Our Friends and Family.
HARVEY STEWART & BEVERLY GRANITZ
LORI GRANITZ
JEFFREY GRANITZ

Boca Raton, FL

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.

NATE, SARA & ABEL FEINSTEIN

Los Angeles, CA

Worlds Meet
In Ein Kerem

LISA SAMIN

Special to The Jewish News

N

estled in the Jerusa-
lem forest lies a
quaint village seem-
ingly untouched by moderni-
ty. Ein Kerem, one of the
holiest Christian sites in the
world and home of
Jerusalem's first established
artist colony, is just eight
kilometers west of the hectic
pace of downtown Jerusalem.
Called "The City of Judah"
in the New Testament, Ein
Kerem is the birthplace of
John the Baptist. Throughout
this village, whose residents
are predominantly Jewish,
the bells of St. John the Bap-
tist's Church ring regularly,
while Christian pilgrims are
an integral part of the
village's special character.
Built in 1674, the Church is
quite elaborate. Huge silver
candlesticks and gold icons
bask in the colorful rays cast
by the stained glass windows,
and a mosaic inscribed with
the words "Hail 0 Martyrs of
God," from the First Byzan-
tine Chapel, greets visitors at
the Church's entrance. Also
displayed are remnants from
the Byzantine, Herodian,
Mamaluk and Turkish
periods, which were found on
the Church's site.
In sharp contrast is the
Church of the Visitation,
towering gracefully above the
surrounding cypress trees and
offering a panoramic view of
the Jerusalem hills. It is here
that Mary, the mother of
Jesus, upon being told by the
Angel Gabriel of John's birth,
came to visit the child's
mother, Elizabeth, where she
joyfully recited the Magnifi-
cant, a hymn of thanksgiving
to God. Today, on the far wall
of the Church's courtyard, the
Magnificant can be found in-
scribed in 45 different
languages, each one set in a
colorful frame depicting a
biblical scene.

In keeping with Ein
Kerem's unique religious
pluralism, Mary's well, a
spring used by Mary for
cleansing, flows beneath a
Moslem mosque, and in the
distance is the Russian
church, Maskobiya, its brick
red steeple joining the
steeples of the other two chur-
ches in distinguishing Ein
Kerem's skyline.
At the outskirts of the
village, one could easily con-
clude that the ancient Garden
of Eden still exists, for here
the seven fruits of the Bible
flourish — olives, figs, wheat,
grapes, barley, dates and

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