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October 03, 2003 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-03

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LETTERS

May the coming year be filled
with health, happiness
and prosperity for all our
family and friends

The Schlafer Family
Julie, Steven Brad & Scott

A VERY

HAPPY & HEALTHY

NEW YEAR

TO ALL OUR

FRIENDS & FAMILY.

Judy Gregor
Alana & Megan Epstein

We wish our friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

Eugene & Mirle Perlstein

We wish our friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

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Lenore & Pinky Salomon 4

We wish our friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

--- Sydney, Evan & Chuck Seigerma

We wish our friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

The Agrest Family
eg3ifilarty, Kevin, Sandra, Jason, Rosita & Da vid

„We wish our friends and family
a very healthy, happy and
prosperous New Year.

The Greer Girls"
Arlene & Goldie Greer

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Best Wishes for a

happy, healthy

New Year

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2003

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Letters must contain the name, address and title of the writer, and a daytime
telephone number. Original copies must be hand signed. Mail to the Jewish News
at 29200 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 110, Southfield, MI 48034;
fax to (248) 304-8885; or e-mail to: rsklar@thejewishnews.com

Kever Avot Was
Well Supported

On Sept. 21, Temple Israel
Family Life Center held its sixth
annual Kever Avot program —
the biggest and best yet
("Morning Mitzvah," Sept. 26,
paAe 24).
More than 150 volunteers
escorted 65 residents from area
assisted-living facilities and resi-
dential apartments. A van and
nine buses with 20 bus captains
visited 15 cemeteries.
This event would not have
been possible without our fabu-
lous co-chairs, Ida Nemzin and
Marc Siegler, the volunteers and
bus captains. We'd like to
express our appreciation to the
Ira Kaufman Chapel and the
Susan & Hanley Yorke Builder
Endowment Fund at Temple
Israel, which support this
important program.
Our thanks, also, to the
Fleischman Residence, which
donated snacks or lunches to all
of the participating residents, as
well as Jay Korelitz, who donat-
ed flowers, and Hiller's Market
and Kroger for their kind dona-
tion of gift certificates.
This truly is the mitzvah of a
lifetime.
Kari K. Provizer

Family Life Center director,
Temple Israe
West Bloomfie

Be On Guard
For Attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon visited India in August
and received an extremely warm
welcome. Unfortunately, his
trip was cut short by another
tragic terrorist attack on the
Jewish people.
While most Indians were
thrilled by his visit, a major
break with India's past, India's
leftists downright opposed it. I
expected no better from India's
so-called leftist parties.
While they all visited Pakistan
recently to show solidarity with
a dictatorial jihadi fundamental-
ist regime responsible for creat-
ing the Taliban, funding the fly-
ing of planes into the Twin
Towers and the Pentagon two
years ago and 60,000 deaths in

India's Jammu and Kashmir
state, they refused to accept the
visit of the prime minister of
Israel — the only democracy in
the Middle East and a nation
that offers its Muslim citizens
more rights than most of the
Islamic world!
Their condemnation of
Sharon's visit as a welcoming of
Hider is the terminology they
have thrown on other Indian
leaders — particularly those
who have taken a strong stand
against jihadism.
I am once again saddened by
the terrible terrorist attacks on
Israelis, including the murder of
a baby girl on erev Rosh
Hashanah. No doubt, these
attacks are targeted at Jewish
civilization itself, to raise fear
and uncertainty in life. Such
attacks should raise solidarity
and strength among Hindus
and Jews, for we seek not world
domination in thought, conver-
sion to our way of religious and
spiritual practice or political
hegemony. We simply want to
"live and let live."
Today, America, Israel and
India — true pluralist democra-
cies — are under attack. India
and Israel, two of the world's
ancient lands, are facing daily
terror and rhetoric. Both are the
only real democracies in this
region where they are surround-
ed by Muslim nations. The only
question remaining is: when
and where will the next attack
be: India, Israel or America?
Tomorrow?
Dr. Mihir Meghani

former Detroiter and
president,
Democracies Against Terror,
Fremont, Calif.

Peace From
Fashion, Faith

Your story on the launch of my
jewelry collection Wings for
Peace ("Wearable Hope," Sept.
19, page 13) has had amazing
impact. •
I sold out of my initial pro-
duction, have taken numerous
special orders and will have
more pieces in stock on Oct.
10. I have also received enthusi-
astic phone calls and e-mails
from around the world.

In our community, phone
calls came from people wanting
to volunteer, from temples and
sisterhood groups interested in
organizing interfaith programs
and from several reverends who
want to plan programs and
fund-raisers. A Toronto UJA
woman called to set up a show-
ing of the jewelry to create part-
nerships for peace. From the
Holy Land, I have received e-
mails from Israeli Jews,
Christians and Muslims.
Myriam Abukalaf, an Israeli
Arab, sent me her project
"Children of the Earth"; 30
children of different religions
and nationalities sing together
in each other's languages for
peace. Lyrics include: "I am just
a little child as you can see, here
in this wide world peace can
start with me. I will love my
neighbors every where I go and
pass the love along and peace
can grow."
Sadly, the world mostly sees
and hears the angry, destructive
voices of the violent minority.
My vision is to move our world
from cultures of violence to cul-
tures of peace. With your sup-
port, Wings for Peace Jewelry is
becoming a symbol for peace, a
symbol of how we can stand in
our own faith as we reach out
to others to create an inclusive
future.
Brenda Naomi Rosenberg

Bloomfield Hills.

One Day
Or Tvvo?

L

ast week's
Jewish.com sur-
vey question
asked: Do you
think that American Jewry
should take an example
from the Reform move-
ment and observe Rosh
Hashanah for one day
instead of two?
Of 161 respondents, 63
(39 percent) said yes, and
98 (61 percent) said no.
Next week's question:
Will you fast on Yom
Kippur? To vote, click on
vvvvvv.jewish.com

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