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March 28, 2003 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-03-28

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This Week

For Openers

Double Talk

S

ome hold with the notion that
if something is worth saying, it
is worth repeating. Chewing
gum ads have urged us to "dou-
ble our pleasure" and the ads feature
twins. We've long been aware of the
effects of the echo, but are you aware of
how
a<:,
many
SY
words
MANELLO
in our
Editorial
vocab-
Assistant
ulary
actual-
ly repeat themselves?
Consider the
founders of a large
Eastern city; they
thought it was so
great, they named it
twice: New York, New
York.
A musical play set in
New York was Guys
and Dolls and one of
the more colorful
characters was named
Nicely-Nicely
Johnson.
Across the country
from the Big Apple is
the double-pleasure
city of Walla Walla, Wash., where you could attend the
ballet and see a dancer in a tutu while you eat some
bonbons; go to a Hawaiian restaurant for a pupu plat-
ter, which may or may not contain some Mahi Mahi
(Yum-yum for your turn-turn); whether or not this will
affect your yo-yo dieting I do not know. You may opt
to attend a '60s night at a bar and see a go-go dancer
(hubba-hubba); touching, however, is a no-no.

.

If you were to travel down the coast to California,
which some consider La-La Land, you could then set
sail for the South Pacific and see a native wearing a
lava-lava. That might leave you gaga or only feeling so-
so.
Be careful while in the islands; you would not want
to fall prey to the tsetse fly or neglect your diet and
come down with
beriberi.
Though there
are many attrac-
tive creatures in
that area, you'll
not find any
examples of the
extinct dodo bird.
You may, however,
hear in your
mind's ear the
echoes of World
War II ack-ack
guns. These could
cause you to say
bye-bye (or ta-ta
- if you're British.)
If you return
home with a
desire for exercise,
you may want to
try out for a pom-
pom squad.
Warning: Too
much rah-rah may get you a boo-boo and make you
feel like a real dumdum. Tsk! Tsk!
Those with a musical bent and a hunger to boot
might opt to play a tom-tom while munching on a
Tam-Tam.
After all this double talk, it might just be best to wish
you all a night-night and let it go at that. El

10t1? 'dm
on't Know

© 2003

T

he holiest site in Judaism is
the Western Wall in
Jerusalem. What do many
traditional Jews consider
the second holiest site?
— Goldfein

•papnci are treal puu rmaqa)1 `IfEIVS
cqopEf
curutparqy AMTI ■ 1 ‘tialqapi
uT gETadtpeN Jo DAED QI.11 Lianeisuy

Quotables

"Israel is beautiful and quirky. You will
find everyone from lawyers to security
guards to garbage men wearing
yarmulkes. Anything and everything
you want to buy comes only after bar-
gaining. Women leave the hospital after
giving birth with a new baby and a new
gas mask. But what I truly hadn't pre-
pared myself for was the realm of social
problems outside of the security situa-
tion."
—Risa Lichtman of Wiest Bloomfield is
spending 10 months in Israel with Project
Otzma for post-college-age young people,
quotedfrom her letter to the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Yiddish Limericks

`Cross cultures, and ages, and lands,
The wisest of men understands:
Whenever me dreyt zikh,*
It follows me freyt zikh.**
The worst time is time on your hands!

Shabbat Candlelighting

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

"The last time I remember my mother lighting Shabbat candles was on Friday, Sept.
1, 1939. On that fateful day, the Nazi armies invaded Poland. With tears in her eyes,
she prayed that we be spared the ravages of war. Unfortunately, she did not survive."

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

— Sam Offen, retired, West Bloomfield

Candlelighting

Candlelighting

Friday, March 28, 6:35 p.m.

Friday, April 4, 6:43 p.m.

Shabbat Ends

Shabbat Ends

Saturday, March 29, 7:39 p.m.

Saturday, April 5, 7:47 p.m.

*, ** (idiomatic) you keep busy, you
remain happy

Yiddish-isms

kashe

Porridge; also: mixedup, difficult, irk-
some, confusion. (Anyone who causes
confusion is said to have "cooked up a
kashe.")

Source: From The New Joys of Yiddish by
Leo Calvin Rosten, edited by Lawrence
Bush, copyright 2001, by the Rosten
Family LLC. Used by permission of the
Rosten Family LLC.

3/28
2003

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