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September 26, 2003 - Image 63

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-09-26

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L' Sn
I hlaYnah Trci
levahs;

For The New Tear

Bendet Lewkowicz

I

er's arms. But his mother
n speaking to the
only made him more
hope for a peaceful
afraid.
She schooled him in
world, Rabbi Tamara
the black magic of revenge.
Kolton of
She was the real prophet of
Birmingham Temple wrote
doom. Daniel couldn't
"A Vision for the
have possibly come up
Beginning of Days":
with
it all on his own.
It would take place all
Can
we teach our chil-
over the world. From
dren
forgiveness?
Can we
across the land, people
bequeath to them the
would amass alongside
chance to start over on a
borders. They would come
planet
of peace?
from all directions, moving
Otherwise
we do not real-
with the certainty of
ly
give
them
life. We may
northern winds. Slowly
give
them
breath,
but not
and with great intent, peo-
life.
ple would leave their
Instead of soldiers
homes carrying blankets
poised for war, this time
and a few days' pro-
people would
visions, heading for
amass along the
the border of their
borders
for peace.
countries in the
Military
radar
largest demonstra-
screens would
tion the world has
pick up the move-
ever seen. Knowing
ment and generals
the way, children
would
not know
would take the
what
to
make of
hands of grown-ups
it.
With
their
and lead them in
Kelton
charts and maps,
the correct direc-
they would sit in
tion.
cool, windowless
People would
rooms and try to under-
stand along the borders of
stand.
their country and reach
And if I really wanted to
across the line of demarca-
describe
the feeling to
tion to greet each other, to
you,
I
would
say, "Here
embrace one another, to
take this," and hand to
fold into each other's arms
over all the pain and all the you a loaf of freshly baked
bread. I would lend you
war and everything that
my child's forehead to
ever happened that didn't
kiss, or press the petals of
need to happen and must
a
daisy flower into the
never happen again.
palm
of your hand. The
It would be a moment of
moment would contain an
healing felt all over the
oceanful of hope, the
globe
°lobe . . Pakistanis would
sound of a baby's giggle,
embrace their Indian
brothers and Syrians would the first kiss of two people
embrace their Israeli sisters. about to fall in love.
Afterwards, we would
Chinese, Tibetan, Zulu,
live
in a different world.
Croatian, Serbian, Catholic
A
world
made softer
and Protestant — everyone
through the awareness of
that has been divided
each other. Your pain
would channel into a giant
would
be my pain. My
river, pouring clean clear
pain
would
be your pain.
water over the dry earth.
And
neither
would be able
You see all Daniel needed
to
bear
the
suffering
of
when he prophesized the
the
other.
It
would
be
The
End of Days was the reas-
Beginning of Days. 0
surance of his own moth-

May the New Year bring to
all our friends and
health, joy, prosperi
everything good

Abe & Sylvia Pearlman

1

L'Shana Tova to all our
I friends a relatives.
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Delray Beach, FL

L'Shana Tova to all our I
friends ft relatives.

Karen & Jeffrey Kraft
Aimee, Elissa, Rachel

To all our

relatives and
friends, our
wish for a year
filled with

The Kaufman Family
Karen & Jerry
Lisa & fiancé,
Jonathan Coden
Brian & Sabrina

A VERY

HAPPY & HEALTHY

NEW YEAR —
TO ALL OUR

L'Shana Tova to all our
friends a relatives. I
Sidney & Sarabeth
Margolis Wizen
Randolph Township, N.J

FRIENDS & FAMILY.

A VERY

HAPPY & HEALTHY

NEW YEAR
TO ALL OUR
FRIENDS & FAMILY.

Norman & Kathy Stricof

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I wish my friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

Lottie Janowski

at the Jewish News

...the first Friday of every
month...it's a monthly
lifestyle pull-out-and-save
section focusing on fash-
ion, home design, local
personalities, the arts and
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We wish our friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

Eleanor & Lou Heyman

9/26
2003

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