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June 17, 1994 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-06-17

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"I ve never laughed so much nor
have I cried so much in one day,"
said Marc Beals of West Bloom-
field. The mere sight of El Al 747s
at the Detroit Metro Airport
international terminal brought
tears to our eyes and pride to our
corrimunity. A year p, rior, the con-
cept of a Michigan Iracle Mission
was at most one El AI direct flig
servicing 200-400 Detroiters.
,pent-up demand resulted in some
1,300 etroit Jewi8h community
members occupying three El Al
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lifeblood of our community. The
decision to extend or withhold
that education should be con-
trolled by Torah values as de-
Regarding the position of people termined by Halachah, not
who have the financial ability to people's pocketbooks.
fund education programs and
In truth, the proper perspec-
their right to run the program, tive as to how to spend one's
I must respond as follows. While money would lead one to the con-
it appears that the one who gives clusion that there exists enough
all the money should have all the untapped money in our area to
choices, this can be true only re- provide the finest facilities and
garding material things.
teachers for all of our children.
However, we know that if you
What is needed, is that the
don't listen to those affected by leadership of the lay community
your decision, you will be frus- teach, by their own example,
trated by their dissatisfaction. what true value there is to money
This can lead to strife and, God — that is, by giving huge sums
forbid, conflict. So even with de- of it to Torah education. When is
cisions as to where to spend your enough, enough? Only when it
vacation, money does not give really hurts.
you absolute power.
Thank God we have been
In spiritual matters, however, blessed, so that we have a long
such as Jewish education, mon- way to go before tzedakah starts
ey should have no say whatso- hurting!
ever. Only those who know the
Rabbi Chaim Moshe Bergstein
rules of Jewish education, i.e., the
Bais c'habad of Farmington Hills
rabbinate, the principals and
teachers, should have the control
of what should be and should not
Letters Policy
be taught, curriculum, etc. . . .
Obviously, they should consider
Letters must be typewritten,
the suggestions of others, but
double-spaced, and include
they should have the final say.
the name, home address, day-
Furthermore, in financial mat-
ters which affect all children, any
time phone number and sig-
decision by a lay board should be
nature of the writer.
reviewed by an independent rab-
Brief letters (less than a
binical or halachic panel. Turn-
ing children away for financial
page), arriving by noon Tues-
reasons kills those children's fu-
day, will be given preference,
ture as Jews.
Jewish education is the

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Jerusalem (JTA) — Israel re- demand runs counter to the Cairo
leased an additional 160 Pales- agreement. But the Israelis are
tinian prisoners to the Gaza Strip stating that Clause 20 of the
but a dispute between Israeli and agreement provides for just such
Palestinian officials is holding up a condition.
the release of many more.
While Gazans were celebrat-
Under the terms of the May 4 ing the latest releases, an Israeli
Cairo agreement for implement- student was stabbed at the Givat
ing Palestinian self-rule in the Ram campus of the Hebrew Uni-
Gaza Strip and the Jericho dis- versity of Jerusalem.
trict in the West Bank, some
Ido Dekel was moderately in- •
5,000 Palestinian prisoners were jured and was operated on at the
to have been freed by Israel by Hadassah Hospital, where the
June 8.
knife used in the attack was re-
But only about half that num- moved from his shoulder.
ber have been released so far:
His attacker, a young Arab
The release of the remaining from a village near Jerusalem,
prisoners has been held up by an was later identified and arrest-
Israeli demand that the prison- ed. He told police he wanted to
ers not be allowed to return to put a stop to the peace process.
their homes, but instead be con-
fined to either Gaza or Jericho Not emancipation, but
reform is the leading issue of
until their prison terms expire.
Officials with the Palestine the day for the Jews.
liberation Organization say the Rabbi Abraham Geiger

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