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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-01

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Remembering The Ties That Bind Us

Continued from Page 59

own concerns about sending a 17
year old to college.
The most striking part of the
comparison, was not that my
worries were any less real to me as
a parent, than my friend's were to
him, and not that I needed to say to
myself, "See, college is minor

compared to the military," but rather,
that we were both parents very
concerned about our sons: their
safety and well being.
Sometimes I must admit that I
struggle to find the common
ground: the ties that bind me, not to
the land of Israel, but to its people. I

Considering The Message

Continued from Page 59

is never forgotten, recalling those
who have died in battle is a natural
way to lead into the celebration of
Independence. Remembrance Day
is a unique moment in Israel, and if
we are considering its transfer to
our community, we must be creative
and skillful.
I was recalling Remembrance
Day this past week while attending
a rabbinic conference in San
Antonio. This city is remembered as
the sight of the Alamo, where for 12
days in 1836, 189 patriots defended
against the 4,000-man Mexican
army. The Alamo fell in battle, but

In a land where soldiers
are always present,
where everyone is a
soldier, where the
potential for war is never
forgotten, recalling those
who have died in battle
is a natural way to lead
to the celebration of

It can be recalled as The Jewish
News perhaps each year takes the
name of an individual soldier and
tells us his or her story in the fight
for freedom. It will always be
remembered by those of us who
have been fortunate enough to be
in Israel on the day; hearing the
sirens, listening to the names being
read at a kibbutz, or watching
children place flowers on a
memorial or a grave. Remembrance
Day is significant, for it is followed
by the celebration of independence.
If we decided to incorporate it into
our lives, it must not become a time
of mourning, but rather a sacred
prelude into the beautiful symphony
of Jewish survival.

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27676 Franklin Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034
May 1, 1992
Associate Publisher: Arthur M. Horwitz
Jewish Experiences for Families
Adviser: Harlene W. Appelman


FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1992

First we weep.
Then, the weeping turns to stone.
Afterwards, we remember one
single thing:
The falling of the son.

And we say nothing.
Or we chat about rain, and this
and that.

Remembering to remember in
these chaotic times is not simple.
However, stopping to remember is a
small, decent, Jewish act. It is an
example that we can set for our
children, and an opportunity to point
out something important that binds
us to the people of Israel. We have
an important opportunity on May 5.
Come to the Yom Hazikaron
ceremony. Remember those soldiers
that have died defending Israel.
Think about their families as parents
with the same hopes, dreams and
fears that we all have for our
children. ❑

Harlene W. Appelman is director of
Jewish Experiences For Families
and advisor to L'Chayim.

And about something else. And
also about something.
And the ear won't hear anyway.

And we are silent.
And we arise from the chair. And
we sit, And we arise. And again.
And we know one single thing:
He will never come back.
— Abrhaam Halfi

Rabbi Loss is with Temple Israel.

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we recall the defeat with the famous
cry — Remember the Alamo! Most
Americans can not tell you the story
of that day, but for those living in
San Antonio, the Alamo is an ever
present reminder of the fight for
freedom and democracy.
For those of us living in
America, Yom Hazikaron can best
be recalled through the creation of
lesson plans in our schools that
remind us of the valiant sacrifice
that led to the creation of the State.

know very well why the Jews have
and must have a homeland. But I
don't always remember exactly what
I have in common with the people
living there. However, the
opportunity to speak, one parent to
another, chatting about hopes,
dreams and fears for our children,
reminds me once again of the
important ties that bind us.
I think that's the reason that
this year's Yom Hazikaron (Israel's
memorial day for fallen soldiers) is
so poignant. Learning about a
particular soldier, his birthplace, the
school he attended, his parents, his
past, makes the memorial day
personal. It reminds us of what
binds us to one another: these
commonalities, relationships, these


The simplicity and delicious
taste of this recipe makes it one of
the most popular foods for Israeli
families of Bulgarian descent. Once
the corn patties are ready, it is very
hard to keep your hands off! This is
a traditional recipe in my family,
especially during the holiday feasts!

2 eggs
1 can of sweet corn
4 Tbsp flour

Mix all of the ingredients
together with a dash of salt and
pepper (to taste). This should
produce a very sticky mixture.
Drop mixture by rounded table-
spoons into a frying pan with
margarine. Flip after a few minutes.

(Middle Eastern eggplant salad)

This recipe was handed down
to me by my grandmother from

Bulgaria. This spicy salad has a
tangy taste and is wonderful to eat
with fresh challah.

2 eggplants
2 sweet red peppers
1 green pepper
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
dash of vinegar
olive oil (for frying)
black pepper

Place both eggplants (whole) in
a cake pan. Cook in oven until they
become very soft. At this point, peel
the eggplants (be careful, because
the eggplants are VERY hot!)
Begin simmering the red and
green peppers in the olive oil until
they are very soft. Drop the peppers
into a colander to let the oil drain.
Place clean eggplants and
drained peppers on a cutting board
and dice with a sharp knife. Place
the vegetables in a bowl and add
salt, peppers, and vinegar. Chop or
press the garlic into the bowl. Mix
all of the ingredients together with a
teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of

Grab some challah and dig in!

1 cup dry red wine
2 cups boiling water
2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
1 lemon (at least)
1 pound of skinless boneless
chicken breast
2 cloves of garlic
3 eggs
bread crumbs

First prepare the schnitzel. Beat
the eggs, and then dip the chicken
breasts first in the eggs and then in
the bread crumbs. Fry until golden.
Second, prepare the sauce.
Simmer the remaining ingredients in
a saucepan. Once the sauce is very
hot, drop the fried chicken breasts
into the saucepan and simmer until

lftach Maas is an Israeli currently
residing in Farmington Hills with his
wife, community emissary Sivan

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