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December 01, 1995 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-12-01

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A Torah Session
High On The Hill

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urrounded by the commo- Larry Pressler and Sen. Robert
tion and pressures of a typ- Bennett of Utah. Barbara Levin,
ical day on Capitol Hill, a the wife of Sen. Carl Levin, used
handful of senators look to attend regularly when she
forward to a relaxing Bible study. spent more time in Washington.
"The Senate group is touch-
For those lawmakers who are
"taken away" by Torah, it hap- ing," Ms. Rosenblatt said. "It is a
pens every Wednesday at 5:30 self-selecting group, acknowl-
p.m. in the office of Republican edging life must be examined and
decisions must be based on a sys-
Sen. Arlen Specter.
Senators from both sides of the tem of values. I find it encourag-
aisle and their spouses gather ing that despite their success and
visibility, the senators take this
weekly to escape.
Behind the doors of the Penn- time out of their schedules."
Sometimes only a few senators
sylvania senator's office, in the
make it to a
Hart Senate Of-
Bible session,
fice Building,
while other
Naomi Rosen-
meetings have
blatt, a psy-
as many as 10-
chotherapist by
12 participants.
profession and
It's not unusual
Torah enthusi-
for lawmakers
ast by nature,
to 1€ ave during
leads the group
the Bible ses-
in its weekly
sion, in response
discussions. The
to a ringing bell
author of
signifying a floor
Wrestling With
Angels, which
Ms. Levin,
explores the
VS participat-
family dynamics
ed in the Bible
in Genesis, Ms.
group for a few
Rosenblatt visit-
years, saw it as
ed Detroit last
an opportunity
month for an
appearance at Studying Torah on the Hill with Naomi to spend an
hour each week
the Jewish Rosenblatt.
talking about
the human condition.
Center's Jewish Book Fair.
`The Old Testament is a source
"It's really a mini-sabbatical,"
said Ms. Rosenblatt about the of insight into human nature,"
Bible-study sessions. "It's a way Ms. Levin said. "Naomi found a
of stopping the clock for one hour. lot of wisdom in it, and her love
During that time we tap into is- of the Book is so apparent. She
sues and concerns that transcend transmits that love to her stu-
crises, tensions and demands of dents and kindles a new appre-
modern life, especially these peo- ciation of the Bible."
The group's leader describes
ple's lives. They (the senators) are
always responding to issues, peo- herself as a student of the Bible.
ple or elections. This permits Born and raised in Israel, she left
them to get back to the well, so to after serving in the navy to marry
her husband, an Am ?rican.
Ms. Rosenblatt f6)( uprooted
The sessions, which have been
ongoing for 11 years, begin with in the United States and consid-
Genesis and methodically cover ered the Bible her "portable an-
the Old Testament.
Friends suggested she teach it,
"I'm not an evangelist," said
Ms. Rosenblatt, whose group is and she started in 1972.
"I walked on land these people
mostly, although not entirely,
Jewish. "Each person can go back walked on; it's the land they
to his or her own roots. The Bible fought on and fell in love on.
provides a common ground on Studying the Bible is an integral
which people from different par- part of my upbringing," she said.
The study sessions began
ties can meet to discuss the is-
around her dining-room table,
"Whatever they do with their where she shared her passion for
nourishment and how they in- the Bible with a small group of
terpret it on the floor (of the Sen- friends.
She took the concept to the Hill
-ate) is their business. We never
after some prodding from Sen.
bring in partisan politics."
Regular participants in the Specter, her husband's law-school
study group have included Sen. classmate and close friend.

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