A 2002 Michigan Press Association
General Excellence winner
FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2002
KISLEV 3, 5763
15 Escaping Death
41 Giving Back
Stranger saves Jewish squash player
knifed at Detroit's Northwest
Retailer of the Year Tapper's
and customers help others.
63 A Dream Realized
22 Worlds Apart
Community rejoices with Broners
at Kollel Torah dedication.
An Orthodox rabbi decides not to
join his book's Reform co-author in
* Remembering A Fighter
• A West Bloomfield cousin pays tribute • •
to a war hero and other veterans.
29 Friend Or Foe?
Tumult over honoree at gala
threatens to obscure Seeds of Peace
75 Designing Woman
Ruth Adler Schnee's spirit has
nourished American Modernism.
37 The Missing Center
95 The Right Stuff
With elections looming,
Israel's right, left pull apart.
Call it dressing or stuffing,
its a Turkey Day tradition.
Day To Remember
IV orld War II is becoming a distant memory as that gener-
ation — who had their lives placed on hold for years in
the fight against tyranny — ages and passes on.
It was a war experience that younger Americans may
not understand, a war that was all encompassing. It was four years
long and had a major impact on every citizen, the entire country and
the world. Its scope, in comparison to the "police
action" in Korea, even the failure of Vietnam and
the blitzkrieg of the 1991 Gulf War, is mindbog-
When Al Rasof of West Bloomfield contacted
the Jewish News about his cousin's war exploits, we
were skeptical — not about Barney Ross, the hero,
but about a layman's effort to capture those hero-
ics. But make no mistake: Rasof has distilled a
narrative of heroism that touches every heart, and
also shows the•impact of a single night that mir-
rors the experience of thousands of ordinary peo-
ple who were thrust into war.
In addition, we report on two more Jewish veterans of World War
II. They represent a community spirit and sense of duty that is slowly
As Veterans Day approaches — Monday, Nov. 11 — turn to page 70
for a few moments to relive a perilous era and honor the sacrifices our
families and neighbors made to ensure our freedom.
105 All Dressed Up
Why do we adorn
our Torah scrolls?
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• How To Reach Us:
Alefbet'cha . . . . . .11
Anniversaries . . . .62
Da.nny Raskin . .90
Editor's Notebook . .5
For Openers •
Out & About
Staff Notebook . . 14
Torah Portion . .69
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