A 2001 Michigan Press Association
Newspaper of the Year
41 More Than Houses
99 Tabernacle Treats
Program to place defibrillators in
synagogues gets boost from Jewish
Fund, Sinai Guild.
Volunteers build relationships
and new homes in Detroit.
Bring fall harvest bounty
to your Sukkot celebration.
33 Good As Gold
At 100, athlete-volunteer Julius
Spielberg gives meaning to
the phrase "active senior."
62 Home, At Last!
102 Cyber Dating
Torahs are in place at new
Keter Torah Synagogue.
Online dating services getting
a workout from Detroit.
35 Be There For Israel Now
14 Saving Lives
In a time of need, Israelis and
Americans will remember.
80 Autumn In New York
127 Anne Helfman
The Hat Lady
A new crop of plays
and a Kafka exhibit.
Cover Story page 16
9-11• Detroit Jewry Remembers
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Chapel in Southfield and Hebrew
MemorialChapel in Oak Park co-spon-
sored the five local distribution of yahrtzeit
candles in commemoration of 9-11.
was struck by the Zionist
Organization of America's
press statement commemo-
rating the anniversary of last
year's terror attacks on America.
It mourned "the innocent vic-
tims who lost their lives," sent
"heartfelt condolences to the
grieving families" and expressed
, "profound gratitude to the heroic
men and women who gave their
lives trying to rescue the victims."
Then it took the extra steii to
salute "the soldiers of both
America and Israel, who are risk-
ing their lives daily in the fight
against international terrorism,
from Kabul to Gaza."
In short, it didn't ignore the
Islamic extremists who are at war
with Israel — with, indeed, the
entire free world. As much as we,
as Americans, feel violated by the
tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, we
also, as Jews, feel victimized by
the Palestinian uprising, which
has pointlessly claimed so many
As we gather this Sunday to
observe Yom Kippur, one of the
holiest of days, let us affirm our
collective and individual determi-
nation to fight the forces of evil,
wherever they arise, until we win.
The haunting melody of Kol
Nidrei, which asks for release
from vows or promises that can-
not be kept in accordance with
Jewish law, gives pause for us to
reflect on what is truly important
in our lives.
G'mar chatimah tovah. May
you be sealed for a good year.
And Shabbat shalom!
Robert A. Sklar, editor
Leo Berg of Oak Park lights memorial candles at the
Oak Park JCC on Wednesday.
Editor's Notebook .5
Engagements • . . . 58
Marketplace . • . . .105
Out & About
Staff Notebook . . 26
Torah Portion . . .73
Photography, Krista Husa
Page design, Debbie Schultz
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