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September 16, 1994 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-16

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"My family learne
about the d 1
When Sol's Impossible Mission
and now I'm living it!" Turned To Law And Order


Allan Tolmich, born
1917, a Wayne Universi-
ty graduate, was a leading
hurdler in the United
States during the 1930s.
In 1939, he broke the
world record for the 200-
meter hurdles.

Q: If mitzvah means "com-
mandment" and not "good
deed," then what is the He-
brew word for good dead?

A: The Hebrew term for
good deed is chesed (or less
common, chisud). The col-
lective concept of kind acts
and good deeds is termed
gemilut chasadim.

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Q: Why is the Jewish national
movement called Zionism?

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0: Women everywhere are
swooning over that We-
.- sistible Christopher North on
"Law and Order" — but does
he have a Jewish connection?


A: "Zion," the basic word in
Zionism, has since early in Jew-
ish history been synonymous
with Jerusalem, itself symbolic
of the Land of Israel.
"Zionism" first came into mod-
em usage when it was coined by
the Austrian-born Jewish
philosopher Nathan Birnbaum
(1864-1937) in his German-lan-
guage journal Selbstemanzipa-
tion, (Auto-Emancipation,) on
April 1, 1890.
Until the advent of the mod-
em Zionist movement, most
Jews related to Eretz Yisrael, the
Land of Israel, through the
Torah, the prayer
book and by

A: Mr. Noth, unfortunately, is
not Jewish.
However, one leading actor on
the Emmy-nominated show is
Steven Hill, born Solomon
Berg in 1924, stars as district at-
torney Adam Schiff. He got his
Q: Everybody knows about Hank first big break when he appeared
Greenberg — okay, he was a Tiger on "Mission Impossible" as the
great, but he wasn't even born here! group's organizer, the one who al-
Can you name some Detroit-born Jew- ways received those mysterious,
ish sport stars who were big in the self-destructing tapes. He later
was replaced by Peter Graves.
A: Do the names Bal-
ter, Tolmich or Newman
hit home or ring a bell?
Edward Reulbach,
born in Detroit in 1882,
pitched for the Cubs, the
Dodgers and the Braves
and won two World Se-
ries games.
Samuel Baiter, born
here in 1909, played bas-
ketball at the University
of California-Los Ange-
les before going on to
win a gold medal
with the U.S.
Olympic team in
Byron Krieger,
born in 1920, was
an NCAA foil
champion in 1942.
At the 1951 Pan-Ameri- Sure, everybody knows about Hank. But
can Games, he won gold what about Ed and Byron?
medals in team foil and
Mr. Hill, an observant Jew,
team sabre.
Harry Newman, born also appeared in The Firm and
1909, attended the Universi- Billy Bathgate.
ty of Michigan, where he
played quarterback and was an
All-America honorable mention
in 1930. In 1932, the Helms Ath-
letic Foundation named Newman Send questions to "Tell Me Why"
player of the year. During the c/o The Jewish News, 27676
1930s, he played for three years Franklin. Rd., Southfield, MI
with the New York Giants.

humanitarian and charitable
support to the yishuv, , Israel's na-
tive Jewish community.
Birnbaum intended the word
"Zionism" to convey the Jews'
new political and nationalistic
striving for a modern-day home-
land in Eretz Yisrael.

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