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What A Book Fair!
The Detroit Jewish Book Fair Committee would like to thank the Detroit com-
munity for supporting our book fair. By attending our numerous speakers and
buying books, you help to ensure that the most sought-after authors will travel
With our partnership of more than 100 organizations, this truly is a commu-
nitywide event. Without your enthusiastic support for our 70-plus authors and
your generosity in your purchases, our book fair could not succeed.
The Detroit Jewish Book Fair is the only Jewish book fair in the nation that
does not charge for events (other than patron and Film Festival events); and we
are thrilled to be able to provide our programming at no cost to the community.
Thank you again for choosing the Detroit Jewish Book Fair for your educa-
tional and spiritual enrichment. We greatly appreciate it.
Gail Fisher, Amy Hammer, Marilyn Kohen, co-chairs
Jewish Book Fair
Representative In Store
Thursday & Friday
Jewish Community Center
of Metropolitan Detroit
$5 lunch voucher
Valid one week only
INSIDE ORCHARD MALL
Orchard Lake Road and Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI
Entire Multi-Million Dollar Inventory
MUST BE LIQUIDATED!
By court order, Jules R. Schubot Jewellers must liquidate its
entire inventory. Every diamond, every jewel, every timepiece
is available at LIQUIDATION PRICES! THERE ARE
ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS! Millions of dollars of
Quality Diamonds, Precious Gems, Fine Jewelry and Brand-Name
Watches MUST BE LIQUIDATED IMMEDIATELY!
JEWELLERS / GEMOLOGISTS
Across Coolidge from The Somerset Collection
3001 West Big Beaver Road • Troy, MI 48084
EXTENDED SALE HOURS:
Mon. — Sat., 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sun., Noon to 6:00 pm
November 26 • 2009
Kashruth Council Continues
Despite the recent loss of its founder, Rabbi Jack Goldman, the Metropolitan
Kashruth Council is up and running ("Renowned Scholar, Kashrut Provider,"
Nov. 12, page 77). For the past three years or so, my father has been focusing on
the council's administrative work. The hands-on visiting of plants and factories
was done by staff rabbis or myself.
Therefore, despite this tragedy, we offer the community uninterrupted kosher
service. Everyone may feel secure that the products bearing our trademark
Shield-K meet the highest demands of the Halachah.
The council also has finalized discussions with several well-known rabbis who
will be joining the council staff. An announcement to that effect should follow
Ezra Goldman, interim director
Metropolitan Kashruth Council
A letter writer states that Muslims have an understanding that they are "per-
mitted to lie to prevent anticipated harm to one's self or fellow Muslims" and
implies that this is something evil in Islam ("3 Powerful Words:' Nov. 19, page
5). A few pages later ("Jewish Vigilantism," Nov.19, page 28), we learn that a West
Bank rabbi says the Torah permits Jews to kill non-Jews who threaten Israel.
This statement is not refuted by other Jewish scholars in the article. Therefore,
a Muslim reading the Jewish News could easily infer that Judaism promotes the
killing of Muslims.
Neither of these statements is helpful, nor do they advance the cause of
mutual understanding. Yes, there are extremist Muslims — but there are also
extremist Jews. Statements by neither extremist faction should be used to tar an
Gordis At JCC
Dr. Daniel Gordis, left, senior vice president
of Israel's Shalem Center, where he is also a
Senior Fellow, spoke at the Jewish Community
Center of Metrooplitan Detroit's Jewish Book
Fair about his new book, Saving Israel: How the
Jewish State Can Win a War that May Never
End. The Jerusalem resident was the founding
dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.
He joined the Shalem Cener in 2007 to help found Israel's first liberal
arts college after spending nine years as vice president of the Mandel
Foundation in Israel and director of its Leadership Institute. He moved
to Israel in 1998.