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September 02, 1994 - Image 100

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-02

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Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

MAYER-HELENA AND
GAIL LEBOVIC

ROSALYN AND HARVEY
MEYER AND FAMILY

GERTRUDE PAUL ROSS
AND FAMILY

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

HENRY AND DEBRA GORNBEIN
LAURIE AND JONATHAN

FANNY SILVER

ANNE AND SAM SUKENIC

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

MARCUS AND PAULA LAST

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.

ANDREA AND RICHARD GORDON
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.

BEN AND PEARL GUYER
MARGATE, FLORIDA

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All My Friends
and Family.

HANNI KIFF

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.

MEL KEPES AND FAMILY

Aaron

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ROSALIE AND BUDDY
DISNER

11TIDT1 111115 711V?

to all
our friends
and relatives.

FREYA WEBERMAN
RICHARD, PHILIP
AND TALIA HELFRICK

SOL AND CHANNIE
ZEILER AND FAMILY

May the coming
year be filled
with health and
happiness for
all our family
and friends.

May the coming
year be filled
with health and
happiness for
all our family
and friends.

IMRE AND MARTA
FLEISCHER

DR. KENNETH,
LAURIE AND ANDREW
GOLDMAN

TOLA SCHWARZBERG

May the coming
year be filled
with health and
happiness and prosperity for
all our
family and friends.

CARL ALPERT

to all
our friends
and relatives.

May the coming
year be filled
with health and
happiness for
all my family
and friends.

The Beauty
Of Safed

May the coming
year be filled
with health and
happiness for
all our family
and friends.

THE SHUSTERS
RHONDA, JEFF,
DANNY AND AMANDA

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity.

THE KAYES
HELEN, CHARLIE, LYSEE AND RAND!

SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

There has always been some-
thing of the mystical, the spiri-
tual, the non-materialistic about
that pearl of the Galilee, Safed,
located high on its mountain
perch. It is a city drenched in a
history which embraces miracles,
even in our times. One gets the
impression that it is eternal, per-
petual. Even the 1837 earth-
quake which devastated large
parts of the town, could not ut-
terly destroy it, and some of the
ruins which have remained half
buried for more than 150 years,
only added to the charm.
Safed can never be judged by
the material standards one ap-
plies to other towns—yet today,
despite the modern white hous-
ing which covers the slopes, and
an industrial area, the curious
visitor might get the impression
the this city, with the heart of a
village, is only awaiting its next
earthquake.
The famous artists' colony is
only a shadow of its former self.
With one notable exception, good
hotels have all but disappeared.
Because of topography, traffic has
always been difficult; today it has
been made almost impossible be-
cause of conversion of a large part
of its only thoroughfare, which
circles the city, into a pedestrian
mall.
For many people, there's noth-
ing like the aroma of a good cup
of hot coffee in the morning to get
the day started; but for several
thousand residents of Safed, who
live within nostril reach of the cof-
fee processing plant the daily
smell of roasting coffee beans is
an ecological and environmental
disaster. The Vered Hagalil
chocolate factory, at least, is lo-
cated out of town in the industrial
area.
Many tourists may have cut
Safed off their itinerary, but for
the natives of the place—and
anyone who has lived there for
six months or more already con-
siders himself a native—the city
has an allure and a charm which
make it a very special home.
The Kabbalists of old have dis-
appeared, but their memory is in
the air. The modern population
constitutes a fascinating con-
glomerate of Chasidim, Russian
immigrants, veteran Israelis, an
English-speaking colony, and sur-
vivors of the once flourishing
artist's quarter, all of whom, de-
spite differences between them,
co-exist i harmony.
After all, it is still Safed, one of
the country's historical four holy
cities. The two-hour visitor can
never capture its spirit, but the
four days we spent there recent-
ly gave us an inkling of an at-
mosphere (even coffee-flavored)

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