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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-10-27

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Gush Etzion, Israel
rary living arrange-
ments, their synagogues
he landscape of
lying in desecrated
Gush Etzion [in
ruins, we celebrated the
the West Bank,
bittersweet dedication of
south of Jerusalem] has
ours. Unfortunately, this
changed. Its Neve Daniel
irony could become
landmark, the huge gray
something much more.
structure on the moun-
Laura
It seems that the land-
taintop that appears to
Ben-David
scape of Gush Etzion is
have a flying saucer
Special
about to change again
parked on top of it, was
Commentary — this time, much more
actually the shell of its
drastically. The change
long-unfinished syna-
may give us something in com-
gogue. Slated to be finished "by
mon with the former fenced-in
Rosh Hashanah" for the last few
lives of our brothers and sisters
years, it came as a shock when,
who were removed from Gush
seemingly overnight, the gray
Katif.
cement was covered in gleaming
The famous, much debated
white, and shortly before Rosh
"security
fence" is suddenly to be
Hashanah, it was ready to hold
built
in
Gush
Etzion. "Suddenly"
services. The Shabbat before
because
there
wasn't a specific
marked the inaugural services in
timetable
or
route
given. Shortly
the long-awaited sanctuary.
before
Rosh
Hashanah,
we heard
That Friday night, my family,
that
"right
after
Sukkot,"
they will
along with every other family in
begin
building
and
only
then
the neighborhood, more than
were
we
told
the
route.
And
a ter-
1,000 people in all, joined
rible
route
it
is.
The
fence
will
lit-
together at our new, old land-
erally
cut
off
parts
of
Gush
mark. Even knowing what to
Etzion from the rest, place an
expect, I couldn't know what I
unsightly fence all around and
was really about to experience.
protect us from exactly nothing.
It was getting dark when we
It will be cutting into Arab prop-
reached the shul. We were
erty as well and turning all of
stunned to see the familiar sil-
our
neighborhoods into ghettos.
houette suddenly bathed in light
Of
course, the route is not a
— from the inside! Strategically
fait
accompli.
But what will actu-
placed windows that were hardly
ally
improve
the
route? Currently,
noticed before, cast a beautiful
there
are
close
to
a quarter of
pearly glow on the whole struc-
Gush
Etzion
neighborhoods
that
ture. It was truly a sight to
are
on
the
"wrong
side"
of
the
behold!
fence. Putting them all on the
As we neared the synagogue,
"right side" of the fence also puts
strains of Lecha Dodi carried to
thousands
of the Arabs they are
our ears from within. The beau-
protecting
Tel
Aviv from on the
tiful singing emanating from the
"right
side"
of
the
fence. Yes, Tel
sanctuary along with the light
Aviv.
from the windows made for a
truly magical experience before I
even made it inside the doors.
Protecting Whom?
The timing of the completion
One may wonder why we are
of our synagogue was not lost on
fighting
a fence that is presum-
anyone in our deeply Zionistic
ably
being
built to protect us, but
community. While most of the
that
is
not
the
purpose at all. It is
uprooted families from Gush
designed
to
protect
Tel Aviv by
Katif [in the Gaza Strip] still
keeping
the
Palestinians
behind
linger in uncomfortable tempo-

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