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October 25, 2002 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-10-25

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For Openers

But Not For Me

o para-
phrase the
words of a
song,
"They're writing
words of caution, but
not for me."
It is truly amazing
how
many out here
SY
see
everyday
signs —
MANELLO
and
think
that
the
Editorial
message is only for
Assistant
the other guy. If the
caution is in any way
going to curtail what the person has
in mind, he thinks the words can be
ignored.
Where are we coming from with
this attitude? It must be that we have
a lot of trouble taking "no" for an
answer or being told what to do.
How many of us have succumbed
to touching an object that is clearly
labeled with a "Wet Paint" sign? Oh,
sure, I believe that you just wanted to
see if it was dry YET.
In our offices, the doors leading to
the work area from reception are
labeled "Employees Only" and yet
the receptionist has seen people try to
open the doors on their own —
without being buzzed in. If she
makes an attempt to stop them, she
is often rebuffed with a look that reg-
isters incredulity at being stopped.
There are several produce markets
that have taken to deliberately leav-
ing out a small tray of cherries,
grapes, etc., for sampling because the
signs that said "Do Not Sample the

Produce" just didn't work.
Theater owners know that their
signs about "No Cell Phones" or "No
Cameras" will be overlooked and so
make an announcement regarding
the prohibitions before each perform-
ance.
Are you one of those tormentors of
salespeople who, seeing a sign that
states, "We are sold Out of X
Product," asks where the X Product
is? Part of this problem is that we
have learned over time that whenever
we are told there is no more of some-
thing, we find that there is more if
the price is right, if the person is
right, etc. So, we ignore the signs and
ask.
Contrary to some people's think-
ing, a One Way" sign does not mean
you can go in an opposite direction
because you are only going one way.
If you think this is exaggeration, I
suggest you talk with some traffic
policemen.
Are you one of the many who pull
up to a No Parking" sign and leave
your car because you are only going
to be a minute"? The sign is not by
amount of time; it is a definite NO.
This action reminds me of the anec-
dote of the man who was stopped by
a policeman for not stopping at a
stop sign.
"But I slowed down," said the
man.
"All right," said the officer. "I will
start hitting you with my stick and
you tell me if you want me to slow
down or to stop." Li

y

om Kippur is known as Shabbat HaShabbatot, the Sabbath of
Sabbaths. Besides the 39 "no work" and other restrictions of a weekly
Shabbat, what additional restrictions are observed on Yom Kippur?

-Jaga-cal Jo SLITIEM .10 suopulal fuiputu

ou pug Supsud :Jamsuy

Quotables

"The free world must recognize that no one is safe; that if you embrace freedom,
you're not safe from terrorism."

— President George W Bush, following the terrorist bombings in Bali, Indonesia,
in which more than 180 nightclub visitors,
including two Americans, were killed, as quoted by Al?

"No TV crew has shown my family quietly eating a summer night's dinner in the
back yard while the kids compare Harry Potter with subtitles to Hebrew dubbing.
Israelis continuing their daily life doesn't make news. At the same time, the viewer is
safe — but unable to respond, which amplifies fear.

— Gershom Gorenberg, a Jerusalem resident, as quoted in
the October issue of Hadassah magazine.

"If ever a people could have, should have, might have been tempted by the pollu-
tion of evil, it is the Jewish people. Yet what I have found ... in the Jewish people
that I've met in the course of my life is quite to the contrary."

— Political pundit and talk show host Alan Keyes, as quoted in an interview in the
October issue of Hadassah magazine.

"Our task is, therefore, to create a setting where a decisive liberal religious spirit
might emerge, an institute where all types of persons, Jews and non-Jews, academics
and activists, clergy and laity of different viewpoints and convictions, could come
together to consider how the ethical and social obligations contained in Torah might
find expression in practical programs and policy initiatives."

— Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, the Reform movement's teaching schooh in his inaugural address,
as quoted by the American Israelite newspaper in Cincinnati.

Yiddish Limericks

Shabbat Candlelighting

"Lighting Shabbat candles brings peace and togetherness to our home.

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3

Pearlena Bodzin,
Community Volunteer, Southfield

The seniors will have to make haste
And change how their dance night
is paced.
Seems old Mr. Slotsky
Just danced the kazatsky,*
And has to have two hips replaced.

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

Sponsored by Lubavitch
Women. Organization.
To submit a candlelighting
message or to receive
complimentag candlesticks
and information on Shabbat
candlelighting, call Miriam
Amzalak of Oak Park at
(248) 967-5056 or e-mail:
anzzalakuno.corn

* lively Russian dance

Candlelighting

Candlelighting

Friday, Oct. 25: 6:17 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1: 5:08 p.m.

Shabbat Ends

Shabbat Ends

Saturday, Oct. 26: 7:18 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2: 6:10 p.m.

10/25
2002

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