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What a Jelicictw complement
to your holiday table!

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Letters

Boudreau Jewish?
Regarding the JTA article "On The
Diamond (Sept. 21, page 108): To say
that Lou Boudreau (former shortstop,
manager and broadcaster) is a baseball
Jewish Hall of Famer is stretching it.
Boudreau's grandmother was Jewish
but converted to Christianity when she
married.
Another bit of trivia: While Boudreau
was the shortstop and manager of the
Cleveland Indians, Al Rosen, who some
feel should be in the Hall of Fame but
isn't, was the third baseman and Hank
Greenberg was part-owner and general
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Lifeline Extended
As a growing number of Jewish indi-
viduals and families cope with eco-
nomic hardship, I'd like to express my
gratitude to JN Editor Robert Sklar
for raising awareness of their plight
and the important work of the Hebrew
Free Loan Association in meeting their
needs (Editor's Letter, "Last Resort,
First Lifeline Sept. 21, page 7).
As venerable an institution as it is,
not everyone is aware of our 111-year-
old agency that exists to help people
over a rough financial time in their
lives. Because they read about Hebrew
Free Loan in the Editor's Letter, at least
two members of our community in
need of financial assistance have found
their way to us.
One of them was trying to start over
after losing his business in bankruptcy;
the other, a single mother living from
paycheck to paycheck, desperately
needed repairs on her home. From the
Editor's Letter, they learned that their
situation wasn't hopeless, that Hebrew
Free Loan was ready to respond quickly
with compassion and respect.
And so, on their behalf and ours,
thank you. You are helping them start
anew and helping us share our belief
that all Jews are responsible one for
another.

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Correction

• An incorrect e-mail address was
given in "Focus: Teen Leaders" (Sept.
28, page 11). High school juniors inter-
ested in Federation's Diller Teen Fellows
Program can contact Jason Charnas at
(248) 642-1645 or charnas@jfmd.org .

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No On Prop 2
Columnist George Cantor's Reality
Check "Truth in Advertising" (Sept 7,
page 31) is an unfortunate reminder
of the many misperceptions regarding
the impact on Michigan residents, of all
color and gender, if the Michigan Civil
Rights Initiative/Proposal 2 passes. It
is easy to pick out those who might not
be immediately affected by banning all
publicly funded affirmative-action pro-
grams — and lead you to believe that
this measure would not cause harm to
our community.
I do applaud Mr. Cantor for includ-
ing some pertinent facts that no
political candidate (including both
Gov. Granholm and her opponent, Dick
DeVos), no public body, no major news-
paper supports the MCRI. The initiative
is too sweeping and will likely end up
with unanticipated consequences, fur-
ther damaging our struggling economy.
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow
did find voter fraud by MCRI's out-of-
state funders when they sought petition
signatures to bring this proposal to our
state's ballot. I, for one, will vote no on
Proposal 2 (the misleadingly named
Michigan Civil Rights Initiative). It isn't
civil, and it isn't right.

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