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December 06, 1991 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-12-06

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DECEMBER 6, 1991 / 29 KISLEV 5752

Local Israelis And Arabs
Question Israel's Stance



srael's decision not to
participate in the Dec. 4
peace talks in Washing-
ton, D.C., caused concern
and a little alarm among
Israelis in the Detroit area.
"It sends the wrong mes-
sage," said Oded Israeli, a
professor of economics at
Oakland University. "Now
the perception is that Israel
is the one that has stalled
the peace negotiations.
Israel should be leading the
Israeli government offi-
cials were angered at not be-

ing consulted about possible
dates and venues for con-
tinued peace talks.
While it will not par-
ticipate in this week's
meetings, Israel has agreed
to come to Washington Dec.
9. Officials said the five-day
delay was needed to give
them time to prepare for
separate negotiations with
Syria, Lebanon and what for
now remains a joint team of
Jordanians and Palestin-
The U.S. State Depart-
ment said talks could not be
delayed because the Arab
delegations already had ac-
cepted the Dec. 4 invitation.
Effy Oz, of Farmington




With full-time jobs and children,
how do busy families prepare
for Shabbat?

Hills, thought Israel's
absence this week sent the
wrong signal.
"On one hand, it showed
Israel won't be pushed
around or told when and
where to show up," said Mr.
Oz, a professor of informa-
tional systems at Wayne
State University. "On the
other hand, it was a foolish
move and Israel could have
risen above it."
The U.S. government's
decision to set a date for
talks without consulting
Israel was an insult to
Israeli Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir, according to
Avi Zechory, 38.
"Only in math or science
do two negatives make a
positive; it doesn't work in
politics," he said. "It's no
question that Bush insulted
Shamir. But for the sake of
peace, Shamir should have
been able to ignore it and let
it go."
Jessica Daher, regional co-
ordinator of the Arab-
American Anti-Discrimina-
tion Committee, said she is
disappointed Israeli officials
did not join this week's
"I think they're stalling,"
she said. "Why, I don't
know, unless it's to make
some point that they can't be
pushed around."
At the same time, she said,
she believes the Palestinians
will remain in Washington
and meet with the Israelis
Dec. 9. "At least, I hope they
do," she said. "After all,
they have everything to gain
and nothing to lose."
The Israeli delegation,
which next week joins Depu-
ty Foreign Minister Ben-
jamin Netanyahu in Wash-
ington, said it is prepared to
discuss substantive rather
than procedural issues right
away with Palestinians and
neighboring Arab nations.
But Israel is willing to
meet only so long in Wash-
ington. Israel has said it will
conduct one or two meetings
in the United States, but
that subsequent talks must
be held in the Middle East.
An instructor at the
Wayne State University
department of anthropology,
Barbara Aswad has written
a number of articles on the

Continued on Page 22

Goldie Adler

Goldie Adler, 83,
Warmly Recalled


■ N


Assistant Editor

oldie Adler never
came to Shabbat ser-
vices without a
pocketful of candy. As soon
as the davening was com-
plete, the children would
flock to her. She made cer-
tain every one got a lollipop
or a taffy.
"Goldie wanted their re-
ligious experience to be
sweet," explained Leah
Snider, a longtime friend of

"Goldie Adler
added a dimension
to this community
that will remain

Leah Snider

Mrs. Adler. "She always
took time for children."
Mrs. Adler, community
volunteer and wife of the
late Rabbi Morris Adler of
Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, died of heart failure
this past Monday at the Jew-
ish Home for Aged in
Detroit. She was 83.

Friends and colleagues
remembered Mrs. Adler as
an independent, generous,
kind woman dedicated to the
Jewish community. She was
active in Jewish and civic
"Everybody felt like she
was a part of the family,"
Leah Snider said. "Whenever
you needed someone to give a
speech, or if you needed
counseling, who could you go
to who could possibly be as
loving and understanding as
Goldie Adler? She added a
dimension to this community
that will remain unequaled."
A graduate of the Jewish
Theological Seminary
Teachers Institute, Goldie
Adler was born in New
York, where she taught Eng-
lish and Hebrew. She came
to Detroit after she married
Morris Adler, then rabbi of
Temple Emanuel in Buffalo,
Rabbi Adler served as
assistant rabbi of Shaarey
Zedek from 1938-1941, as
associate rabbi from 1941-
1946, and as senior rabbi
from 1946-1966.
With his wife's help, Rabbi
Adler developed numerous
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