Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community
15 TEVET 5753/JANUARY 8, 1993
Local Jewish groups seek relief for Somali
RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER
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
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
The JDC hopes to
So far, the campaign
- raise $1.2 million by SOMALIA page 18
Choosing Zb Wear
Islam Marches On
Fundamentalist ideology is
sweeping through the Arab world.
The New In 93
Some sweet machines and
the house that Jax built.
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.
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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
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
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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
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
The lesson asks.
The students de-
El Temple Educa-
tor Ira Wise
shared this lesson
with his 11th- and
dents last year.
This Monday, with
the joint efforts of
(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
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