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November 28, 2003 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-11-28

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T is Week

For Openers

Showing Off Detroit

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But how did the mayor first see Rosenfeld's photos?
hen the Sultan,of Dubai came
"I supported the mayor," Rosenfeld says. "And when I vis-
to Detroit in September,
ited his office, I saw he had a lot of blank walls. 'You need
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
pictures,' I told him."
gave him a gift — a 20- by
And the mayor responded, "OK, bring us some."
24-inch color photograph of downtown
Rosenfeld did — around 30 of his photographs, including
Detroit to commemorate the special rela-
a seven-foot-tall picture of the Thanksgiving Day
tionship between the sister cities.
Parade, the Hudson department store implosion
But the sultan may have gotten
and
a triptych of the Spirit of Detroit statue.
SHARON
more than he expected.
Rosenfeld first started taking pictures of his chil-
LUCKERMAN
"It's not every day a Jewish pho-
dren when they were young. Adam is now 24;
Staff Writer tographer's work is hung over there,"
Allisonis 28. Eventually, his interest turned to land-
says Jerry Rosenfeld, a 25-year mem-
scapes, especially in Detroit. His pictures include
ber of Temple Israel in West
the Comerica Park and Ford Field stadium projects,
Bloomfield and the vice president of the local
the Woodward corridor and the opening of the
American Jewish Committee chapter. "It's an honor
Michigan Opera House and the Gem Theater.
Rosenfeld
that my photo is recognized by the city and is going
"I saw the redevelopment of the city going up
to an Arab emirate."
around my office," says Rosenfeld, whose compa-
Dubai is a port city on the Persian Gulf in the United
ny, JRGroup, provides consulting real estate services to gov-
Arab Emirates. The photograph was shot from Windsor.
ernment agencies. His office is in Harmonie Park.
"I went to shoot the Fourth of July fireworks, but saw an
Rosenfeld enjoys seeing a new generation of young Jewish
opportunity before they started," says Rosenfeld.
residents in the city. "They see the advantage of urban
It was dusk and the offices in the buildings of the Detroit
life," he says, and he hopes they will continue to fuel the
skyline were lit up, which is unusual when it's still light.
city's redevelopment. CI
"The photo captures an image of the city that people
don't normally see," he says.

cha

© 2003

hich two very different
Jewish holidays are
sometimes spoken of
together because each is
observed with a great intensity of
emotion?

— Goldfein

-uop-eiq
-alga pug )(of tiontu tpyvi JaalET alp :LT
2-eal2 tp!m paAnscio s! Jaurioj
atu, -tupnd pug inddIN umA Liamstry

Quotables

"There's an undeniable connection
between the atmosphere of hatred
that is promulgated and instigated
against Israel and the wave of terrorist
attacks in the world today. Once you
give the terrorists an opening, the tar-
get may be not a synagogue in
Istanbul on the holy day of the
Sabbath, but a cathedral in Paris."

—Raanan Gissin, a spokesman for the
Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon,
called the bombings in response to the
Shabbat terrorist attacks on two syna-
gogues in Istanbu4 quoted in Sunday's
New York Times.

Yiddish Limericks

It's not my intent to annoy,
Or ruin your upcoming joy;
But wed hastily,
And it's gonna be
Tsu shpee for charoteh,** my boy.

Detroit Skyline, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's gift to the Sultan of Dubai.

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

Shabbat Candlelighting

* too late
** regret

"When my wife lights the Shabbos candles, I watch her as she prays with deep concen-
tration. There is a source of security in my mind that God will answer her prayers."

— Rabbi Yaakov Amzalak, program director, Bais Chabad of North Oak Park

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) 548-6771 or e-
mail: mamzakikuno.com

Candlelighting
Friday, Nov. 28, 4:44 p.m.
Shabbat Ends
Saturday, Nov. 29, 5:48 p.m.

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2003

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Candlelighting
Friday, Dec. 5, 4:42 p.m.
Shabbat Ends
Saturday, Dec. 6, 5:47 p.m.

Yiddish-isms

gilgul

Literally: a turning - or rolling as of a
wheel. More important: a reincarna-
tion; someone with a reincarnated
soul. Sarcastically: a person whose
behavior, irrationality, stupidity, tact-
lessness can only be explained by
assuming he is a gilgul.

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

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