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September 06, 1991 - Image 109

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-09-06

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pomegranates — lining the
unsidewalked streets and
gracing the open fields. Color-
ful flowers and trees are
naturally intertwined with
these ancient fruits, and like
Ein Kerem itself, represent
the blending of antiquity
with modernity. At the end of
the village's main road stands
the imposing red gate of the
Notre Dame of Zion Convent.
Ringing the doorbell, visitors
are met by Sister Andreia,
who immediately espouses a
10 minute mini-history of the
convent. Once an orphanage,
the convent now houses 14
nuns, some of whom speak
Hebrew.
In contrast to the
timelessness of the Christian
sites, Ein Kerem's modern
history is very much a part of
Jerusalem. In 1948 a skir-
mish with the Arab residents
of the village resulted in most
of them leaving. New im-
migrants from Morocco,
Poland, Hungary and Yemen
then settled in the village
making it a true cultural
melting pot.

In 1967, Mayor Teddy
Kollek decided to rejuvenate
Ein Kerem, while at the same
time establishing an artist
colony in Jerusalem. So
began the gentrification of
Ein Kerem. Now lawyers, doc-
tors, journalists and artists
live side-by-side with nuns,
priests and monks and hid-
den behind the old stone
buildings, are elegant homes
doubling as art galleries and
studios.
Yitzhak Greenfield, origin-
ally from New York, is an ar-
tist who settled in Ein Kerem
20 years ago. His prints
reflect the peacefulness of Ein
Kerem, and are deeply inter-
woven with religious sym-
bolism. His work has been in-
ternationally displayed and
he has permanent collections
at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York and the
Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
"Ein Kerem is like no other
place I've been," he says, "It's
unspoiled, with people of all
religions living together
without tension.'
Ruth and Etienne Debel
have operated an art gallery
since 1973. "We sell artists'
work to museums in Israel
and abroad, and many people
come to Ein Kerem for the
sole purpose of visiting the
gallery," she says. When ask-
ed why she chose Ein Kerem
and not the fashionable art
section of Tel Aviv for her
prestigious gallery, she
replied, "Ein Kerem is very
special. It is one of the few
truly harmonious places
left." ❑

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

ELSIE C. JAFFE

ROBERT & PAULA MARQUART

THE MYERSONS
SUSAN, JULES, ROBYN & MARLA

ANNE NORBER
Delray Beach, FL

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

BARRY & CAROL RANKIN
HOWARD, STEVEN & DAVID

LEW & ANNE ROSE

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
CAROLE & HARLAND (HAL) SMILACK
Boca Raton, FL 33433
23056 S.W. 55th Avenue

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
THE SILVERMANS
RANDY, AMY, ASHLEY, EVAN & HARRISON

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

DR. DAVID & LEAH UNGAR & FAMILY

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
MR. & MRS. ROBERT RICHMAN & AUDREY
MR. & MRS. GREGORY EPSTEIN & ALANA

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

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

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

RUTH & NATE OLESHANSKY

GERALD J. & RITA SUKENIC

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
THE NESSELS
MARTIN, SANDY, CARYN, DANA & ARI

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

NATE & ANN TRIVAX

ANNE & SAM SUKENIC & FAMILY

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

We are winning.

HELEN & MANFRED MOSER

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May the coming

year be filled

with health and

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happiness for

to all
our friends
and relatives.

to all
our friends
and relatives.

to all
our friends
and relatives.

all our family

THE NORBERS
JOE, DENISE, JOSH & JEFF

ANNE & JOE WEINMAN

GORDY, SUE, ARICA
& AMANDA LEFF

BOBBY, SHERI, JAMIE
& JONATHAN SCHEY

and friends.

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.
THE NUDELLS
HOWARD, LINDA, SHERI, WENDI & TAMMY

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.
THE MILLER & WHITE FAMILY
FRANCES, PAUL, DAVID, JULIE, LEE & MOLLIE

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends

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

World Zionist Press Service

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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