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Losing your Hair?



My Moment with the Doorman



Editor's Note- This exchange was relayed to us and took place
between the author and the respondent. Their interaction seems to
capture the economic maelstrom many Detroiters find themselves
living through; it speaks to our collective experience.



7 hen I went to the Jewish Federation building to teach my class one recent morn-

, ing, the door guard pressed the buzzer to let me in, as always. I greeted him with
a friendly"hi,"and asked after his well being, as always.






He said: "I'm doing fine on my last day of work here. Wish me well."

"Oh, what's happening?"

"I got hired again."


"At Ford, where I used to work. I am a designer. I got laid off six years ago. They just hired
me back to supervise the people who are doing the work that I used to do. The designers
are all in India, and I will manage a designer shop from here."

"The design work all got shipped overseas?"

"Yes, my old job got shipped overseas. The folks
who held on at my job a few years longer did much
better than 1. When I got laid off, the government
did not think things were bad yet. I had six months
of unemployment. The folks who held on a couple
of years later, got two years of unemployment. They
also stayed on the job long enough to learn the newest
computer design program, so they got rehired before
me. I got laid off before the new program came in, so I
have to learn it now."

"You are an automotive designer and you
work at this job?"

"No complaints at all. This job enabled me to
keep my house."

"It must have been stressful!'

"No kidding."

"Well, good luck in the new job." 27

— By Louis Finkelman

LOUIS FINKELMAN, PH.D., is a professor at Lawrence
Technological University. He earned his doctorate in Com-

parative Literature from City University of New York and

ordination from the rabbinical school at Yeshiva University.


J-bombs Obfuscate the Issue

Continued from. the preceding page

However, it turns out I was influenced
by half-information that doesn't hold true
upon greater scrutiny. Jewish communities
in various cities are, in fact, an integral part
of the protests. During Yom Kippur, Jewish
OWS protesters in New York held their own
Kol Nidre services and sukkahs.
So, the real story is how Jews are, again,
at the forefront of this reform and social
justice movement despite attempts by
opponents to paint the protests as anti-
For example, pan the camera out a bit
from the"Google: Zionists control Wall
Street"sign and you'll see a smiling OWS
protester holding a sign with an arrow
pointing to the anti-Semite that reads
And what about that seemingly anti-
Semitic clown berating the man with
the kippah? Turns out, the clown's name
is Danny"Lotion Man"Cline. And while
nobody really knows what lotion" Danny is
selling, exactly, we do know he is a locally
known self-promoter who looked at the
Occupy protests and saw an opportunity to
— surprise — promote himself.
"Lotion Man" is a Jew who makes a fool
out of himself and posts his antics online to,
I suppose, show the world how outrageous
he is. So, telling a fellow Jew to "go back to
Israel" is ... um ... self-mocking? Playing

the part of an
ignoramus? I
don't know.
I'm not
enough of
a hipster to
dig through
the various
layers of irony
at work here.
Here's what I do know, though. Vigilance
is still necessary because there will always
be fringe elements that blame Jews for
any financial crisis. But, in this case (for a
change), those fringe elements are being
denounced and marginalized.
It's a pleasant surprise, actually, since my
experience with these kinds of issues on
the left comes with ready-made anti-Se-
mitic assumptions that have forced me, at
times, to keep my distance from causes that
I would otherwise believe in.
The generation to which my grandfa-
ther, z"I, belonged intimately knew the
consequences of leaving unchallenged the
age-old myth of Jewish control over the
levers of money and power. That is what
anti-Semitism still looks like. Occupy Wall
Street and its related protests across the
country does not. nv


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