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March 05, 1993 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-03-05

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TERROR STRIKES page 7

differently if anti-U.S. ter-
rorists were striking out
against men, women and
children in their hometowns?
The irony of the situation
is that the Hamas deportees,
whose organization is re-
sponsible for death squads
murdering, mutilating and
dismembering Jewish civil-
ians as well as Palestinians
suspected of collaborating
with Israel, get such sympa-
thetic coverage in the Amer-
ican press. Rather than
portraying these men for the
murderous deeds they take
responsibility for, the print
and television media describe
how they are languishing in
the cold no-man's land of
southern Lebanon.
Do the captions for the
photos of these men at prayer
suggest that they may be

praying fervently for the de-
struction of all Jews?
Israel, the victim of terror,
is seen as the heartless bad
guy; Hamas, the instrument
of terror, is seen as the mar-
tyr. And there is no mention
of Syria and its client state,
Lebanon, which acquiesce to
terrorists in their midst and
refused to allow food or shel-
ter for their fellow Arabs.
All of us pray that the
bomb attack on the World
Trade Center last week was
a tragic fluke, and not the be-
ginning of a new episode of
terror on our shores. But we
owe it to ourselves to consid-
er the tearful plea of Shela
Shoshani and the lesson of
history: first they come for
the Jews and then, unless
they are stopped, they come
for the rest.



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Culture Club Brings
Single Jews Together

LESLEY PEARL STAFF WRITER

S finger Boy George has
been duped again. This
time the name of his
band, Culture Club,
has been stolen by Southfield
resident Ron Fry.
The British pop star can
rest easy, though. Mr. Fry,
36, has no musical intentions
— only a desire to help Jewish
singles meet each other.
The Culture Club official-
ly formed a little more than
a month ago. However, the
group had been meeting in-
formally for close to four
years.
A group of friends, all sin-
gle, would meet and attend
theater, films or play sports.
Over the years, people drift-
ed in and out of the circle of
those dateless on Saturday
nights.
"This was such a simple
concept. Get Jewish singles
together, no pressure, no
obligations," Mr. Fry said. "So
we went public with it this
year."
Mr. Fry advertised the
group in The Jewish News.
He has had close to 50 re-
sponses to add to his current
mailing list of 21. A few gen-
tiles responded. Mr. Fry said
they will not be turned away,

but he emphasized the Jew-
ish slant of membership.
"Right now our focus is not
on Jewish activities," Mr. Fry
said. "We didn't want to form
a 'singles group' per se. We
just wanted to create anoth-
er opportunity for meeting
new people."
Most of Culture Club's
members are in their early to
mid-30s. However, individu-
als from their 20s through
their 50s have been involved.
A calendar of bi-monthly
events is sent to participants.
Plans include a weekend in
Chicago, a Tigers game and
billiards night.
Singles can pay a $25
membership fee and receive
reduced rates on activities.
"This is a way of identify-
ing who is and who is not se-
rious about the club," Mr. Fry
said. "The dollars pay for
mailings and other costs.
We're not about making mon-
ey.
"I'm hoping we fill a void
for those people feeling lefl
out or turned off by organi
zations. This is just a grou.
of people getting together
do things they enjoy."
Interested singles can c
tact Ron Fry at 647-795C

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