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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-03-27

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Hearings Completed Israel to Release 150 Federation Sabbath,
by Massacre Panel Palestinian Prisoners Community Forum

See Story on Page 10

Self-Testing
as an American
and Israeli Means
of Emphasizing
the Moral and
Ethical Codes

See Story on Page 10

See Story on Page 32

A 1982 Survey
of Anti-Semitism
and the Christian
Duties Towards
Uprooting
the Evils

THE JEWISH NEWS

A Weekly Review

Commentary, Page 2

of Jewish Events

Editorials, Page 4

Copyright © The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXXII, No. 21

17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833

$15 Per Year: This Issue 35c

January 21, 1983

Resolute Congregation Vows
to Rebuild and Grow Stronger

Presidents Ford, Carter
Call Israel's Settlements
Major Obstacle to Peace

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Former Presidents Ford and
Carter have called Israel's settlement policy on the West
Bank the "major obstacle" to moderate Arab countries join-
ing the Middle East peace process.
"Israel must halt its settlement policy — a move that
alone might break the diplomatic log jam," the former
Presidents said in a jointly written article in the forthcom-
ing February Readers Digest.
The two former Presidents also called on the Arab
countries to demonstrate the courage to step for-
ward to negotiate for a Palestinian homeland with an
Israel that they recognize as a fellow nation." In par-
ticular, they urged King Hussein of Jordan to join the
autonomy negotiations which they said would be a
"dramatic gesture" that could put the government of
Israeli Premier Menahem Begin "under immense
pressure to reciprocate."
The two Presidents, who stressed support for the Camp
David agreements, suggested that because of the "stigma
attached to the term 'Camp David' by some Arab leaders,
diplomatic work within that still binding agreement and
under the aegis of UN Resolution 242 should be carried out
under other terminology." They said that Resolution 242
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By ALAN HITSKY

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Cong. Beth Abraham Hillel Moses displayed its cour-
age and determination Wednesday evening at a congre-
gational meeting at the Jewish Community Center in
the aftermath of this week's fire which destroyed their
synagogue's sanctuary and social hall.
The 75-minute meeting heard fire investigators of
the West Bloomfield Police Department and the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of the U.S. Treasury
Department deny published reports that arson "was
suspected" in the fire that broke out Monday night, less
than 45 minutes after the synagogue was locked follow-
ing its regular public bingo game.
West Bl000mfield Sgt. Bob Scott said his de-
partment called in federal officials and the Oak-
land County Sheriff's Department "because they
are the experts." A federal agent said the investiga-
tion was only one-third completed as of Wednes-
day.
Nat Fishman, president of the congregation, told a
joke to start the well-planned meeting and added,
"Thank God we are here to laugh. It was a miracle that
no one was hurt in this catastrophe. We will rebuild and
go on."
Rabbi A. Irving Schnipper showed the audience a
plastic bag containing a few ashes, all that remained of
The sanctuary of Cong. Beth Abraham Hillel
five Torahs destroyed in the main sanctuary's Aron Moses after Monday night's fire, with the social

hall ill the background at left.

(Continued on Page 18)

Detroiters' Aliya Pioneering in Ein HaShofet Jubilee

By DR. DAVID GEFFEN



World Zionist Press Service

(Editor's note: Detroiters, members of Hashomer Hatzair and Habonim, were among the early
pioneers in the establishment of kibutzim in Israel. Thus, their role in aliya was impressive. Ephraim
Tiktin was in the lead among settlers in Ein HaShofet. He was murdered by an Arab while planting a
tree on the outskirts of Ein HaShofet. The late Jeremiah Haggai followed him, became
the editor of Hashomer Hatzair publications and was noted as a translator of important Hebrew
works into English. His parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haggai — Joseph was among the
leading Detroit educators — lived in Ein HaShofet for several years.)

JERUSALEM — "We are saluting, on this jubilee, a small band of courageous men and women, bold
enough to carry out the lofty goal of building a new Jewish society." In this eloquent fashion Samuel Lewis,
American ambassador to Israel, phrased his tribute delivered at the 50th anniversary of North American
pioneering aliya, recently celebrated at Kibutz Ein HaShofet.

Kibutz Ein HaShofet

"Inspired by democratic ideals, these pioneers struggled against tremendous odds to fashion a novel social
experiment here in Israel," the ambassador continued. "It is fitting that in the centennial year of the birth of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, we pay tribute to the first North American kibutz, Ein HaShofet, named for the
`Shofet' (Justice) Louis Brandeis. . The Justice was a close associate of FDR, and through the assistance of
Brandeis, the purchase of the land for the kibutz was made possible."
The earliest individual pioneering olim from North
America arrived in the country in 1924, but the first group
who were destined to found Ein HaShofet arrived in 1932.
The olim in this group were from the Socialist-Zionist
Hashomer Hatzair movement, and they were later followed
through the years by olim from Habonim, Bnei Akiva and
Young Judea.
That first group spent five years at a training center
near Hadera. In 1934, Mordecai Bentov of Kibutz Mis-
hmar HaEmek, later a Cabinet Minister in several
Labor Alignment governments, wrote a letter to his
close friend Justice Brandeis in which he described
the spirit and devotion of these initial settlers.
LOUIS BRANDEIS
(Continued on Page 11)
SAMUEL LEWIS

MARCH 27, 1992

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