Jan. 24-30, 2008
17-23 Shevat 5768
Vol. CXXX1I, No. 25
West Bloomfield Community Fames Games participant Shirley
Spain and volunteer Zach Darmon, both of Farmington Hills,
share a moment at the JCC event.
By Barbara Beznos, RD, LD/N
Integrated Nutrition, LLC
Remembering The Dream All
Engaging the hopes and resolve of Dr. King.
MLK Israel Awards A14
Black-Jewish friendship is focus of mission.
On The Cover:
Teamster Connection A19
Israel to honor Hoffa and his union's aid.
Intermarriage Debate A28
How big a factor is it with Generation Y?
Teens And Their Wheels B1
Driving brings freedom and challenges.
Synagogue List .. A30
George Cantor ....A23
On The Cover:
Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa, right, his daughter
Barbara, left, and Israeli leader Golda Meir.
Page design, Deborah Schultz
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Work Of Art C2
Design selected for Broad Art Museum.
Arts & Entertainment
Waxing Poetic C3
Talking with kid's author Wendy Wax.
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*Some begin Havdalah 60 minutes after sunset
instead of 72 (above).
Bar , ear a
lot about "Hoo-
dia." What is
it and what
should I know
about it? Thanks, A Concerned
nsvver: Dear Concerned
Dieter, Technically, Hoodia
is a genus of 13 species of
the flowering plant family, Apocyn-
aceae (a.k.a. dogbane).
Most likely, what you've heard
about is the species, "Hoodia Gor-
dinii" (HG), which is purported to
have medicinal qualities and was
reported about on 60 Min-
utes sometime ago. HG is
native to South Africa and
Namibia and sports flowers
that smell like rotten meat
and are pollinated mainly
by flies (how's that for
HG has long been
known to the indigenous
people of southern
Africa for its reported
most famously, suppress-
ing appetite. The active ingredient
in HG that is believed to possess
appetite-suppressing qualities has
been named, "P57."
In 2002, The American drug com-
pany, Pfizer, Inc., abandoned its ef-
forts to synthesize P57, suggesting
to some that the substance lacked
efficacy. To date, HG has not been
approved by the FDA and there has
been no published scientific evi-
dence that HG suppresses appetite
in humans. I hope this helps.
— Barbara Beznos,
Direct Your Questions For Barb
And Counseling Inquiries To:
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.32401. Northwestern Hwy.
Hills. MI 48334
January 24 . 2008