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Lviv Jews Build Memorial
he Jewish community of
Lviv (formerly Lvov) in the
Ukraine is working to es-
tablish a park in memory of Lvov
Ghetto victims. A large statue already
has been completed and will stand
at the center of the park. Plaques list-
ing the names of those murdered at
the ghetto will surround the statue.
The Lvov Ghetto Memorial is set
to open Aug. 23.
Survivors of the
ghetto and those
who lost family there
are invited. Accom-
modations will be
provided by the Lviv 5.
and family members
may also request to
have a plaque in
their name placed at
More than 136,-
800 Jews perished in the Lvov Ghet-
to during World War II.
The Germans occupied Lvov in
July 1941, when the city was home
to a Jewish population of 150,000.
During the first few days of the oc-
cupation, 2,000 leading Jews were
murdered in the infamous Aktion
Petliura. Jews were ordered to wear
the yellow star, and Jewish proper-
ty was confiscated.
In 1942, the Nazis established the
Lvov Ghetto. Those interned who
didn't die of starvation or disease
were transported to the Belzec death
camp. But before the ghetto was
closed in 1943, the Jews revolted.
They fought with guns
and hand grenades, but
eventually were over-
come by the Nazi forces,
who set the ghetto on
The Lviv community
to host a large
number of survivors. A
fund is being estab-
lished to help survivors
from Michigan with
transportation costs. For
information about the
fund, contact Hank
Greenspan, 994-0727, or Tom Weis-
For information about the cere-
mony, contact Mr. Kotlik, director;
Sholom Aleichem Jewish Society of
Culture, 290019 Lviv, Ugolna Str. 3,
letter box 2815.
Pray For Good Health
oing to your synagogue
or temple, it seems, is
good not only for your
soul but for your health.
Studies show that prayer can re-
sult in good health — though why
this is the case no one knows.
John Ward, associate professor
of communication and preaching at
Boston University's School of The-
ology, believes that the effective-
ness of prayer has to do with the
faith of the person praying and the
connection achieved," according to
"Prayer may be communication
at its deepest," he said. "When you're
praying for someone else, there's no
more intimate act. You are identified
with the other person."
The Mothering article also notes
that hope plays a significant role in
University of Kansas psychologist
Charles Snyder recently conducted
a study of individuals with paralysis
from spinal-cord injury. The opti-
mists in the group were less de-
, pressed, had more mobility and
more friends. Dr. Snyder cited two
components of hope: the will to at-
tain a goal (agency) and the ways to
attain a goal (pathways).
"Having agency and pathways is
important to effective coping whether
you're healthy or ill, and may even
prevent one from having illness and
injury," he said.
Need A Little Help
ibbutz Gezer's under-
12-year-old Little Lea-
guers have become
Israel's national champs in their
age group. The team is slated to
participate this month in the in-
ternational playoffs in Germany.
There's just one problem, ac-
cording to the Detroit Committee
of the American Friends of Israel
Association of Baseball. The kib-
butz doesn't have enough money
in its budget to send the team to
hey can put a man on the
moon — but can they
build a kosher ice cream
parlor there? The future may be clos-
er than you think.
The Ocala, Fla.-based Action Prod-
ucts International recently created a
freeze-dried "All Natural Neapolitan
Ice Cream," which has received an
0-U, the Orthodox Union's symbol
"A delicious ready-to-eat freeze-
dried ice cream that melts in your
mouth," the package promises.
"Freeze-dried ice cream like this is
enjoyed by U.S. astronauts."
"It's good," says one local resi-
dent who tasted the stuff. "But it sort
of has the consistency of Styro-
Martyrdom and Resistance, pub-
lished by the International Society for
Yad Vashem, keeps readers on top of
the latest news relating to the Holo-
caust. Among its summer reports:
• Princess Anne recently became
the first member of the British royal
family to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau,
where 1.5 million Jews perished dur-
ing the Holocaust. The princess spent
two hours touring the death camps,
and laid a wreath at Birkenau in mem-
ory of the victims.
•An edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf
was stolen from the Clint W. Murchi-
son Memorial Library in Athens, Texas.
The thieves left this message: "Nazi
trash like this should be destroyed."
Europe. Parents, a committee
member explained, usually sub-
sidize their children's expenses.
The Detroit group is requesting
that tax-deductible contributions,
made out to the American Friends
of IAB, be mailed to the corn-
mittee at 22700 W.11 Mile Road,
Southfield, MI 48034. Con-
tributors will receive a report on
the team's accomplishments once
the competition has been com-
A Vision Of A Better Future
Dani Liani, a young veteran of
the Israel Defense Forces, was
blinded while in action 10 years
ago in Lebanon. He recently pre-
viewed a new device invented by
students at his alma mater, Boys
Town in Jerusalem, to assist the
blind in mastering new skills.
The device was created to ful-
fill the graduation requirements of
two students at the Boys Town
College of Applied Engineering. It
combines a computerized trans-
lating dictionary with a Braille
printer to help the blind learn a
foreign language. Accompanied
by his guide dog, Mr. Liani came
to try out the device.
Mr. Liani's life story is inter-
twined with the history of Israel.
His parents came from Algeria in
During the Six-Day War, Dani's
family's home was destroyed. He
eventually came to Boys Town,
where he studied printing for four
years in one of its vocational
After graduation, Mr. Liani en-
listed in the Israel Defense Forces,
where he was trained as a corn-
munications officer. In June 1982,
his unit entered Lebanon. While
outside Beirut, his platoon came
under heavy Syrian artillery fire.
His trench took a direct hit. Many
of the men in the platoon were
Dani Liani, center, with Rabbi Alexander Linchner, right, and
Michael Scharf of Boys Town.
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