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November 08, 2002 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-08

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LETTERS

LETTERS

from page 6

[Jonathan] Singer of Seattle [Temple
Beth Ahm], perhaps I am "culturally
frozen." But, I would guess that the
lion's share of Reform-affiliated Jews
would agree with me and I urge them to
voice their embarrassment to the institu-
tions involved.
Michael Hauser
Oak Park

Banning Nimoy
Shows Cowardice

and dance.
Your editorial and accompanying
article ("The Art Of Compromise,"
Nov. 1, page 37; "Community
Consensus, Nov. 1, page 24) imply
that the art [in Nimoy's new book] was
"viewed as offensive to the community
in general — not individual Jewish
factions." I don't believe this to be the
case and am thoroughly disappointed
at the cowardice of our "community
leaders.
Historically, it was governments the
Jewish people feared; now it seems our
freedom of expression is being cur-
tailed from our own fear of being
politically incorrect. We are allowing a
fundamentalist faction to determine
•what is obscene or not. This is not
how I want to be represented by my
[Jewish] community.
Now that the Orthodox community
has managed to ban Mr. Nimoy's book
[from the Jewish Book Fair], what's
next? Or should I just look for the

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I find it difficult to believe that such
noble institutions as the Jewish
Community Center, the Jewish
Federation and the Detroit Jewish News
have become the pawns of community
zealots who have chosen [author] Mr.
[Leonard] Nimoy to represent their
),
new idea of "degenerate art.
The raison d'etre of the institutions is
for the betterment and enlightenment
of the Detroit Jewish community
through education, art, music, theater

bonfire emanating from Maple and
Drake?
Jeremy Zeltzer
Northville

Jews Should Unite
Behind Israel

I felt repulsed and nauseous reading the
article by Susannah Heschel ("College
Ad Missed The Point," Oct. 18, page
42). Jews are being slaughtered in Israel
constantly by the Palestinians, and she is
expressing her hatred for Ariel Sharon.
She is fighting battles with Jews who do
not agree with her left-wing, liberal
views.
The incitement against Israel by the
Palestinians and the Arab countries has
reached unbelievable proportions. The
anti-Semitic cartoons in the Arab press
are unabated and have not been seen in
the world since Hitler and Goebbels,
and she is concerned about Sharon vio-
lating human rights. -
We must stop this Jewish disease of

divisiveness. The Second Temple was
destroyed because two Jews in Jerusalem,
Kamtze and Bar Kamtze, were enemies
of each other.
The Israelis are dying and bleeding
daily. Any Jew who wants to get
involved with Israel's foreign policy or
defense should move to Israel, fight and
bleed with them. Jews must uncondi-
tionally support Israel for many reasons;
but most importantly, if some Hitler will
rise again in the world, Israel is the only
country that will give endangered Jews
refuge and not fight amongst themselves.
With the exception of the United States,
the whole world is against Israel.
Jews should not fight against them-
selves. It hurts Israel and it gives comfort
to its enemies. As expected, the Jewish
News is leading our community in sup-
port of Israel. I am surprised that an arti-
cle like this is given a platform in the
Jewish News.
Jeffrey J. Kahan
Troy

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