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Saturday Minyan Sought
For Sylvan/Keego Area
A Saturday minyan is needed in the
Sylvan Lake/Keego Harbor area during
the summer.
Please contact Ryan Martin at (248)
425-3024 or Annette Meskin (248)
310-0781 for further information.

Annette Meskin
Keego Harbor

IDF Soldiers Gain
From Darchei Avot
While in Israel this past fall with the
Melton tour, I had the pleasure of
visiting Darchei Avot ("Bridging The
Gap:' June 20, page 1) when it was
hosting Israeli pilots, support staff
and one of the commanders from the
Nevatim Air Force Base in the Negev.
I had the privilege of addressing this
group of about 80 Air Force personnel.
It was a diverse group. Some men
wore kippot. Other men did not. There
were men and women, officers and
their troops, learning together in a
very crowded classroom. Since unity
is one goal of Darchei Avot, I saw it
achieved within their study session. It
was an inspirational experience.
What I tried to do was to convey to
them that many Jews of all ages care
about and actively support Israel and
the IDF. Attending rallies and speeches
to openly challenge anti-Israel lies,
educating both Jews and non-Jews
about Israel, financially supporting
students so that they can visit Israel,
and writing letters to the editors of
local and national media in support of
Israel were some of the specifics that I
mentioned. My aim was to show that
we care about them.
I learned that after my talk there was
discussion among the group. They had
not realized that American Jewry cares
about them and fights for them in our
own way. Shortly after my visit, these
pilots took part in Operation "Pillar of
Defense" risking their lives. Hopefully,
they went to their missions knowing
that they were in our minds and hearts.
Darchei Avot deserves our support.

Barbara Goodman
Huntington Woods

More Help For Kids,
Adults With ADHD
In ("Kids And ADHD:' April 25, page
1), the inclusion of many different sup-
ports will be so helpful to your readers
who have a child who has this disorder.
One support source which was not
mentioned was CHADD (Children

and Adults with ADHD.) CHADD is
a national, research based, nonprofit
organization which gives support to
families living with ADHD.
The ADHD Parent Boot Camps I
teach are based on CHADD's Parent to
Parent program. The information is all
research based and covers everything
from diagnosis to raising teenagers
with ADD/ADHD. CHADD has parent
blogs and a website, so parents aren't
alone in figuring out best strategies in
supporting their child.
A membership to CHADD is $53 per
year and allows full access to its web-
site, including articles, research, and
bimonthly magazines.

Brenda Mann
Sylvan Lake

Obama Doesn't Admit
Islamic Terrorism Exists
I certainly enjoyed the convoluted
logic the June 20 letter "Critic Of
Islamism Is Not Objective" (page 5).
According to it, if you are a sup-
porter of Newt Gingrich (which I am
not) you can't possibly have a valid
criticism of administration policies on
And also, if you are a "favored com-
mentator" on Fox News Network you
can't possibly be taken seriously — I
guess that would also apply to [liber-
als] Bob Beckel, Alan Colmes, et. al.
Who would, according to the letter's
author, be a "player" to be believed?
Perhaps he believes we should be
listening to "unbiased" trackers of ter-
rorism like Hillary Clinton and Susan
Can only Democrats and other sup-
porters of Obama have "valid" views
on his policies? Validity of any views
on administration policies should be
based upon the results of those poli-
cies, such as in Libya and Egypt, where
Islamist supporters of terrorism are
now in power.
How can our country adequately
address global, Islamist terrorism if
the administration refuses to admit
that Islamic terrorism is at war with us
or that it even exists?
One last point, Zuhdi Jasser should
be congratulated for his efforts to have
Muslims separate the religious aspects
of Islam from the dangerous political
views. Sorry, I do not view Obama as
Moses; nor do I view the Democrats
as kohanim; nor do I view the liberal-
progressive agenda as my Torah.

Irving Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Farmington Hills

The Ethical, Environmental
Need For Vegetarianism
As a devoted subscriber and reader of
the Jewish News, the June 20 issue had
an article which touched my heart,
and I hope many others as well.
I have been an "ethical" vegetarian
for at least 25 years, motivated by the
many trucks which passed me on my
ride to work on the expressway loaded
with animals on the way to the slaugh-
The column "Why Jews Should
Go Vegetarian Or Vegan" (page 42)
showed the cruelty involved in the
slaughter of animals. As a Jewish child
growing up, I was told that our ani-
mals are slaughtered in a humane way.
It is now shown that this is not pos-
sible in today's industrial approach to
our food supply.
Other living beings than ourselves
are not inanimate objects. Aside from
the moral issues, it makes ultimate
sense for a sustainable planet to exam-
ine our eating patterns. The produc-
tion of meat is costly to our environ-

(1 toll) Rena Friedberg,
I' Chief Development Officer, and
Chris Hench, Chief Operating
Officer, each being recognized for
m fheir 30 years of dedication to JARC.


JARC is proud

to salute its 287

staff members

who go "above

and beyond"

Diane Pomish
West Bloomfield

every day to

Fathers And Daughters
Also Work Together
I enjoyed the article about fathers
and sons who work together (June 13,
page 37), but I was dismayed that you
neglected to add fathers and
There are many area Jewish busi-
nesses where daughters are working
closely with their fathers. Since mod-
ern Judaism promotes equality among
the sexes, it seemed like a gross over-
sight to me.
Hopefully you will find a way to
showcase these young women in
future editions.

enrich the lives of

the men, women

and children with

disabilities in

our community.

We're the best

because they're

the best!

Suzie Mitchell
West Bloomfield


• In Dining Around The D (June 20,
page 24), the correct phone number
for Loya Organic Kebab Cafe in West
Bloomfield is (248) 681-9640.

• "Farmisht To Farfolen" (June 20,
page 50), should have stated that

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