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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-01-08

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Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community

SH NEWS

15 TEVET 5753/JANUARY 8, 1993

Somali Relief

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Local Jewish groups seek relief for Somali
refugees.

RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

hile
Somalis February for a tent city
starve by the in Kenya near the
thousands in Somalian border. Abie
their war-torn, Nathan, a peace advo-
famine-ridden cate in Israel who has
homeland, Jews erected tent cities in
in metropolitan Ethiopia, will spearhead
Detroit are galvanizing the construction. Plans
support for relief efforts call for 2,000 tents to
overseas.
house 20,000 of Kenya's
The Jewish Federa- estimated 300,000 So-
tion, in conjunction with mali refugees. In addi-
a coalition of national tion to shelter, the
Jewish organizations, is refugees will receive
encouraging area resi- blankets, mattresses,
dents to donate money food, medical assistance
to the American Jewish and cooking facilities.
Joint Distribution Com- Construction on the pro-
mittee for a Somali re- ject is expected to take
lief project.
six weeks.
The JDC hopes to
So far, the campaign
- raise $1.2 million by SOMALIA page 18

OWN WORDS

Choosing Zb Wear
The Tallit

Inside

Islam Marches On

Fundamentalist ideology is
sweeping through the Arab world.

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AUTO SECTION

The New In 93

Some sweet machines and
the house that Jax built.

center

ENTERTAINMENT

Walky Talky

From Scopes to Skokie, the ACLU has protected
free speech for all. Even Nazis.

Maury Povich's life and career
could be subject of a talk show.

The Cost
Of Liberty

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Contents on page 5

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Alef, Bet And AIDS

Temple Emanu-El will introduce an AIDS curriculum to students and their parents.

LESLEY PEARL STAFF WRITER

ard, June, Wally and the
Beaver are teaching Jewish
students about AIDS.
In a lesson titled "Pre-
vention Is a Mitzvah," cre-
ated by Torah
Aura Productions,
a famous case
from "Leave It to
Beaver" is explored.
Beaver and his best buddy Whitey
are walking home from the movies.
They see a billboard with a giant soup
bowl with steam coming out of it.
Whitey dares Beaver to climb a lad-
der left in front of the sign to see if
there is soup in the bowl. Beaver falls
into the bowl. He's not injured —
there's no soup — but his clothes are
ruined.

Story on page 80

CLOSE-UP

BAC

Torah Aura asks who is responsible —Beaver,
Whitey or whoever left the ladder?
The lesson continues, explaining that the
Torah commands, "When you build a new
house, you must put a parapet (rail) around

the roof."
Thus, prevention is a mitzvah. And a con-
dom is a preventative measure. So, is provid-
ing condoms to high school students like
building a parapet or like opening a pit and
walking away?
The lesson asks.
The students de-
cide.
Temple Emanu-
El Temple Educa-
tor Ira Wise
shared this lesson
with his 11th- and
12th-grade stu-
dents last year.
This Monday, with
the joint efforts of
Michigan Jewish
AIDS Coalition
(MJAC), Jewish Educators Council (JEC) and
Jewish Experiences For Families (JEFF),
Temple Emanu-El educators will begin a three-
week program for parents and students in
AIDS page 18

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