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May 09, 2003 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-09

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MOURNING
TEE
FALLEN

Bruria Brarish
of Israel overcome
with emotion

A Moving
Yom HaZikaron
ceremony is held
at Adat Shalom.

ANGIE BAAN Staff Photographer

A

HARRY KIRSBAUM Staff Writer

siren wailed in solidarity.
About 600 people stood
silently, heads bowed, to com-
memorate Yom HaZikaron,
Martyr and Heroes' Memorial Day, at
Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington
Hills on May 5.
"Once again this community stands in
solidarity with Israel," said Jeannie Weiner,
who co-chaired the hour-long event with
Clara Gaba. "Our
strength is in our
unity."
The Jewish
Federation of
Metropolitan
Detroit-spon-
sored event
included flag and
candle lighting
ceremonies.
Ronn Nadis of
Eight candles
Farmington Hills sings
were lit, signify-
"Lu Yehi" (Let it Be).
ing four wars,
the 1982 incur-
sion into Lebanon, the intifadas
(Palestinian uprisings), the Israel
Defense Forces personnel missing in
action and the victims of terror.
Since its War for Independence in
1948, Israel has lost 19,914 soldiers and
security personnel, and an additional 771
Israelis have lost their lives to terrorism
,since Septerriber 2000.
"Out of 20,000 names, I happen to pick
out the name of my friend," said IDF Capt.
Roey Sher, 26, who told the crowd he had
glanced down at the list of the dead
,Ty moments before. "My heart is bleeding."



5/ 9
2003

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IDF Capt.
Roey Sher
speaks to the
crowd.

Josh Berkowitz,
president,
Michigan Friends
of the Israel Defense
Forces, lights a
candle representing
the 1973 Yom
Kippur War.

David Techner
of Birmingham
observes the
ceremony.

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