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September 02, 1994 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-02

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Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.
HARRY AND
JOAN-GREY PARTRICH

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy

New Year. -

MRS. NICHOLAS FENAKEL AND FAMILY
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.
LEONARD AND NORMA LEVITIN

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.
STUART, SHULA, ASHLEY AND DAVID LEVY

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.
HELEN AND HENRY MALTER

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

MALVERN AND HAROLD MORAN
TAMARAC, FLORIDA

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

THE NUDELLS
LINDA, HOWARD, SHERI, WENDI AND TAMMY

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

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and firosperous
New Year.
FRED AND BEVERLY KANDEL

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We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year.
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our friends
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to all
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MARTIN, LISA, ZACHARY
AND ERIN EDELSTEIN

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to all
our friends
and relatives.

to all
our friends
and relatives.

ARLENE AND CHUCK BEERMAN
KEN, MICHAEL, SHARON
AND HOWARD

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to all
our friends
and relatives.

SYLVIA AND ARNIE AARON
JOANNE, DANNY, MARK,
JULIE, MARCI, MICHAEL,
SANDY, SARA, BENJAMIN
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

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to all
our friends
and relatives.

MR. AND MRS. NORMAN
ADELSBERG

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

THE WANDERS — BOB AND ELAINE
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

May the New Year Bring
To All Our Friends
and Family — Health,
Joy, Prosperity
and Everything
Good in Life.

JACK AND MIRIAM
SHENKMAN & FAMILY

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

JUDI AND JOE SCHNEIDER
BRYAN, BRAD AND BRANDON
HEATHER AND BRETT SCHNEIDER
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spectacular episode took place as
no archaeological remains have
been found, but scholars put it at
the middle of the second millen-
nium BCE. Irreverent spirits
have been known to suggest that
since the walls of Jericho were
brought down some 17 times by
earthquakes, Joshua might sim-
ply have come along just at the
right moment.
Though the focus of a number
of more minor biblical episodes,
Jericho never played a major part
in the ancient history of Israel.
The town was deserted and its in-
habitants carried into exile when
Jerusalem and its Temple were
first destroyed. some later re-
turned, but they settled far from
the old site.
Centuries later, King Herod,
who used to winter in Jericho be-
cause of the mildness of the cli-
mate, built himself a splendid
place, and there he died. During
the same period, another illus-
trious traveller—according to the
Gospels—stopped at Jericho on
his way to Jerusalem and the
Passover festival, where he is said
to have performed a miracle. that
traveller was Jesus.
From the fall of Jerusalem and
the destruction of the Second
Temple to modern times, the sto-
ry of Jericho is similar to that of
the rest of the country: an un-
ending cycle of destruction as in-
vaders and conquerors come and
go. By the end of the 19 century,
however, it was beginning to en-
joy a modest prosperity based on
agriculture and pilgrimage, since
it was an accepted stop on the
way to Jordan and the site of the
baptism. Various Christian de-
nominations set up churches, con-
vents, schools and other
charitable institutions. By 1948,
the pretty little town had only a
few thousands inhabitants, but
in the winter hundreds of
wealthy Arabs with country
homes in Jericho, came from
Jerusalem and other cities to en-
joy the mild weather.
The aftermath of the first
Arab-Israeli war found the Jor-
danian army entrenched in what
was now being called the west
bank. Two refugee camps were
set up near Jericho and nearly
100,000 people settled there. Af-
ter Israel's victory in the 1967
Six-Day war, some 6,000 fled to
Jordan.
Tourism to Jericho slowly
picked up, and Israelis came in
droves to buy the splendid fruits
and vegetables or just to enjoy a
good meal in one of the many
restaurants. Then the intifada
began. Though Jericho was nev-
er an actively hostile city, the
roads leading to it were not safe
and Israelis stopped coming.
Today, Jericho has some 15,000
inhabitants. There is no industry,
but it flourishes agriculturally and
has a busy regional market.
There is a regional hospital and a
newly created tourist bureau.

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