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Ann Arbor's Jewish Family Service
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56 Cyber War

How to bring more Israel
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34 Handbook Against Hate

70 Families At Play

Local Holocaust curriculum
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News Digest:

Pope: We're All Brothers

Rome/JTA — Pope John Paul II
called on Jews, Muslims and
Christians to "rediscover their broth-
erhood" and seek peace.
Speaking in the annual Easter
Sunday mass in Rome, the pope also
called for prayers to defeat terrorism.
"May the culture of life and love
render vain the logic of death," he
said.

Next Year In Kabul

Kabul/JTA — Afghanistan's last two
Jews celebrated Passover separately.
Yitzhak Levy and Zevulun Siman-
Tov inhabit the same building in the
Afghani capital of Kabul but are
barely on speaking terms.
Both Siman-Tov, 50, and Levy,
73, have large families in Israel but
do not intend to make aliyah.
"Levy and Siman-Tov do not want
to immigrate to Israel because nei-
ther wants the other to become the
last Jew in Afghanistan," an acquain-
tance of the two men told the Israeli
daily Ma'ariv.

A Kosher Circus

New York/JTA — The Ringling
Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus
performed before a sold-out crowd
of Orthodox Jews at Madison
Square Garden.
The April 8 event in New York for
19,000 men, women and children
had some changes.
No women were allowed to per-
form, the organizers brought their
own kosher food and separate seat-
ing was provided for men and
women who so wished. ,

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Also, the circus band played the
Passover song Dayeinu and a master
clown wore a yarmulke for part of
the performance. The Torah com-
mands Jews to enjoy themselves on
Passover.

Museum Security Upped

Budapest/JTA — Security has been
increased for the opening of
Budapest's new Holocaust museum
after police thwarted a terrorist plot.
Israeli President Moshe Katsav
joined senior Hungarian officials at
an official ceremony kicking off sev-
eral days of events to open the new
Holocaust Memorial Center.
Recently, Hungarian police arrest-
ed three Arabs for allegedly plotting
to blow up "a Jewish museum" in
Budapest. In addition to the new
Holocaust museum, Budapest has a
Jewish museum in the building com-
plex that includes the city's main
synagogue. Police denied a link
between the terror plot and Katsav's
three-day visit.

Imagine All The People

New York/JTA — A benefit concert
was held in New York for groups of
Israelis and Palestinians whose rela-
tives have died in the ongoing
Mideast violence.
Some 1,000 people attended the
April 13 concert for the Parents
Circle and Families Forum, which
featured the Israeli-born musician
David Broza and American singer
Patti Smith.
The Parents Circle was formed in
1995 by Yitzhak Frankenthal, whose
teenage son was kidnapped and
killed a year earlier by Hamas.

Soccer For Peace

Jerusalem/JTA — Israeli and
Palestinian children played on the
same team at a soccer match for
peace in Paris.
Organized by the Peres Center for
Peace, the match pitted the children,
aged between 11 and 13, against a
French team chosen from two
Parisian suburbs with large Jewish
and Muslim populations. The match
was attended by Israel's ambassador
to France, Nissim Zvilli, as well as
the Palestinian general delegate in
France, Leila Shahid.

Schumer: Drop `Jew Watch'

New York/JTA — Sen. Charles
Schumer, D-N.Y., wants Google to
remove an anti-Semitic Web site
from its listings.
"Jew Watch," which promotes
anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial,
has topped Google listings when the
word "Jew" is entered into the
search engine.
"As one of the most popular
search engines in the world, it's out-
rageous that Google gives top-billing
to a hate-spewing group," Schumer
said in his letter. "They need to act
immediately to give users an appro-
priate link when they seek informa-
tion on the Jewish people."
Google uses algorithms based
partly on how many sites link to a
targeted site. Entering "Jews" into
Google creates a first page topped by
"Jews for Jesus" and including "Jews
for Judaism" and "Jews for Allah."
Google has de-listed some sites,
sometimes under threat of lawsuit.

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