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The Tide Turns
The Jonathan Pollard case becomes a cause celebre.
ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM ASSISTANT EDITOR
Bob Aronson has family
double in the Senate.
Rita Rudner's comedy
comes from adversity.
Mr, Vitzvah Therapy
Forget the bars. Doing
good will find your beloved.
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even years ago when
Jonathan Jay Pol-
lard was convicted of
spying for Israel, his
father, Morris, found
little support in the
"We felt completely
abandoned," said Dr. Pollard, of
South Bend, Ind. "No one even want-
ed to talk about it."
All that is changing. The case has,
in recent months, become what Dr.
Pollard terms a cause celebre. "People
absolutely are jumping in now."
Several weeks ago, hundreds of
rabbis throughout the country — in-
cluding four from metro Detroit —
signed a New York Times ad calling
on President George Bush to com-
mute Jonathan's sentence. That
number has since increased to 1,000,
with ads appearing in papers
throughout the country.
One hundred twenty-eight Jewish
organizations in North America have
signed letters calling for a reduction
Problems have been
mounting for a decade.
Health violations were
rampant. Next week, the
state will revisit Borman
Hall, deciding the fate of
its Jewish elderly.
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The police tackle Ann Arbor
ALAN HITSKY ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Dr. Morris Pollard:
A glimmer of hope.
of his sentence, as well.
Meanwhile, Dr. Pollard and his
wife, Mollie, along with their daugh-
ter, Carol, are continuing to speak
out on Jonathan's behalf. Last week,
Dr. Pollard, a professor at Notre
Dame, appeared at Temple Israel for
a panel discussion about the case.
Several hundred persons attended
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nn Arbor police arrested a
33-year-old man last week
after he threw a rock
through a window at Beth
The police had just placed surveil-
lance teams at the University of
Michigan Hillel Foundation and at
Beth Israel after a series of six rock-
throwing incidents at each building
during a three-week period.
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Phil Scheel
said a surveillance team saw William
Robert Miller near the Hillel build-
ing, watched him walk from Hillel to
Beth Israel and throw a rock through
the synagogue window. Sgt. Scheel
said Mr. Miller was tackled by a
plainclothes detective after a short
During his arraignment last week
in Ann Arbor District Court, Mr.
Miller's mouth was ordered taped
when he continually shouted insults
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