A 2002 Michigan Press Association
General Excellence winner
Friday, Feb. 7, 2003
I Adar 5, 5763
Vol. OCXII, No. 26
20 A Central Address
Detroit Jewry's education service
combining under Federation umbrella.
22 The Issue Of Syria
Two speakers offer opposing views on
WSU's links with Damascus University.
35 Educational Blueprint
Dov Weiss, 13, of Oak Park listens to Rabbi Yigal Ts' aidi at Yeshivat Akivas
memorial service for the fallen astronauts.
Merger of services is promising
for Jewish education.
Losing The Melody
39 Royal Treatment
efore Petr Ginz, 14, was murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz in
1944, he drew a picture of how the Earth might look from the moon.
Israel's first astronaut, Col. Ilan Ramon, had the pencil drawing with
him aboard the space shuttle Columbia.
When the shuttle broke up in flames en route to Cape Canaveral after 16
days of space experiments, we mourned for Col. Ramon and his six fellow
space explorers and grieved for their families. We thought about their courage
and their service — and what they meant to their homelands.
But we also thought about Petr, who was never given the chance to ride
above the Earth or blaze his name across history's sky. Petr Ginz and Col.
Ramon are united again in the everlasting annals of the Jewish nation.
A Houston memorial ceremony for the seven astronauts Tuesday opened
with the words of Hebrew poet Haim Nahman Bialik: "Oh, they had one
more melody, and now that melody is lost, lost forever."
When the Columbia disintegrated 16 minutes before touchdown Shabbat
morning, a part of each person who joined in the sorrow seemed to die.
Queen for a Day helps girls
with cancer boost self-esteem.
63 Film No One Wanted
`Max" draws criticism for
"human" portrayal of young Hitler.
85 From The Heart
Show that special someone
you mean business.
B'nai Mitzvah . . . 50
Carla Schwartz . . .87
Danny Raskin . . .80
Editor's Notebook . .5
Engagements . . .52
Out & About • . .64
Staff Notebook . . 12
Torah Portion . . . 60
Page design, Alex Lumelsky
Robert A. Sklar
117 Dr. Norma Shifrin
Beloved Role Model
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
118 Dr. Elizabeth Eichelbaum
A Loss In The Family
Detroit Jews join Israelis and Americans
in mourning their heroes.
Israeli Ilan Ramon encircled by fellow
astronauts on the space shuttle
Columbia. Clockwise from top right:
Laurel Clark, William McCool,
Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla,
David Brown, Rick Husband.
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