A 2001 Michigan Press Association
Newspaper of the Year
Friday, July 12, 2002
Av 3, 5762
Vol. OM, No. 22
20 Wrestling With A Killer
59 Love Across The Street
101 Lonely Prophet
African AIDS fighters meet with
Jewish counterparts at MJAC.
Two synagogues make wedding
a community celebration.
As Tisha b'Av nears, the tragic story
24 Precious Lives
Detroiters will commemorate terror
victims through photos and stories.
129 A Life Of Friendship
74 Chair-Man Arad
Zachary M Dian Edelson
Cranbrook exhibit includes
trendy Israeli-born designer.
34 Food For Thought
Yad Rzra's new building is
an achievement and a promise.
130 A Caring Human Being
M Glenn Grossman
93 Life With Salsa
131 Pingpong Pioneer
Add zest to summer dining
with 10 toss-together sauces.
Charles L. Burns
39 Joining Forces
ewish and Chaldean teens
help Blight Busters again.
of the author of "Lamentations."
Vezil For Israeli "Wm Victims
96 Happy Wanderers
Singles travelers find exotic
locations and new friends.
Cover Story page 14
- Spiritual Journey
Pilgrimage to Lubavitcher Rebbe grave in Queens deepens Detroiters'
connection to Judaism and to God.
On the cover: A t ypical Sunday gathering in front of the Lubavitch World
Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Calendar . .
Danny Raskin . . . .88
Editor's Notebook .5
. . .100
.. . . .33
MarketplaCe . .
Out & About . . .72
Staff Notebook . .13
Photography, Krista Husa
Page design, Alex Lumelsky
Pilgrimage to Lubevitcher Robbe's grave and Crown Heights
deepens Detroiters' connection to Judaism and to God.
A World Apart Canes Closex
taff Writer Sharon Luckerman has been to New
York City many times, but never once considered
visiting Crown Heights, the center of the Chabad
Lubavitch community, or Boro Park, which has the
largest concentration of Orthodox Jews in the world.
But on June 23, she ventured to both neighborhoods
while accompanying Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg and 13 of
his congregants from the Sara Tugman Bais Chabad Torah
Center in West Bloomfield on a pilgrimage that included a
visit to the grave of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson,
the late, revered Lubavitcher Rebbe.
"I was expecting something like visiting a foreign coun-
try and instead I landed in my grandmother's backyard,"
says Luckerman, a secular Jew.
When Staff Photographer Krista Husa heard about
Luckerman's assignment, she requested to go, too. A non-
Jew, she was intrigued by the prospect of exploring a
lifestyle so different from her own and by the images a
walk through that world might yield.
The story of the Detroiters' spiritual journey and what
the experience meant to them is told vividly through words
Keri Guten Cohen, story devlopment editor
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