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JN Archives Stirs Memories
Of B'nai B'rith Bowlers
I just wanted to mention how fantastic
I think the new Detroit Jewish News
Foundation Archives is.
I am the athletic director for the B'nai
B'rith Great Lakes Region and also secre-
tary of the Brotherhood Eddie-Jacobson
bowling league for nearly 20 years, and I
reference and use the articles often.
Looking up some old issues and past
members of the league not only brings
back wonderful memories but is
tremendous. Thanks so much!

Gary Klinger

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Archives, go to www.djnfoundation.org.

Israel Visits Help Disabled
U.S. Vets Regain Their Faith
About 150 enthusiastic pro-Israel sup-
porters enjoyed the annual "Thank God
for Israel Day" sponsored by the Friends
of Israel Gospel Ministry at the Sheraton
Hotel in Novi on Nov. 3.
Keynote speaker Judy Schaffer,
the founder of Heroes to Heroes, the
daughter of a World War II veteran,
understands that our veterans need to
be respected and taken care of. She was
raised to love Israel and recognizes the
meaning of Israel's and Jewish survival.
After a trip to the Walter Reed Army
Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., Judy
"realized that many of our soldiers and
veterans had lost faith:"
"They lost faith in themselves, their
fellow man and a Higher Being," she
said. "There had to be a way to help
them regain that faith:'
After searching for answers, Judy
founded Heroes to Heroes, which gives
them the chance to regain their faith by
exploring it in Israel — the place where
faith all began.
The results are remarkable. During
their time in Israel, strong relationships
are forged between the Americans and
Israelis. For 10 days, the team of 10
American and five Israelis becomes a
family, helping one another through
individual journeys as they explore the
experience of Israel.
The team of Americans from diverse
Christian backgrounds travels to key
Christian sites. Those who desire can
be baptized in the Jordan River, giving
them the opportunity to cleanse them-
selves from the past and start again.
Both Americans and Israelis plant trees
in memory of those they lost and in
honor of those they love.
The all-volunteer program costs $7,500
per veteran and is entirely privately
funded. For information, visit the website
at www.heroestoheroes.org .
Attending "Thank God for Israel

Day" were members of StandWithUs/
Michigan, Zionist Organization of
America-Michigan Region, Friends of
the Israeli Defense Forces and Volunteers
for Israel — who were encouraged by our
Christian friends who expressed their
wholehearted commitment to the sur-
vival of Israel and its people.
Our thanks to Rev. Tim Munger, the
Friends of Israel Great Lakes executive
director, for his tireless efforts with this
yearly program and other efforts for Israel.

Ed Kohl
West Bloomfield

Another Testimonial
To Tasty Corned Beef
In the article "Where's The (Corned) Beef"
(Nov. 7, page 52), you inadvertently left off
one of the best places to get corned beef
— Siegel's Deli on West Maple, just west of
Haggerty, in Commerce Township.

Joel Bussell
West Bloomfield

Iran Agreement Would Be
A 'Sucker Deal' For U.S.
After agreeing with Germany in 1938 to
partition Czechoslovakia, British Prime
Minister Neville Chamberlain declared,
"Peace in our time Soon after, Hitler
invaded the Sudetenland, and World
War II followed.
History appears to be repeating itself
in the West's negotiations with terror-
sponsor Iran. It was only France's Foreign
Minister Laurent Fabius who called the
proposed agreement a "sucker deal."
Secretary of State John Kerry would have
signed that "sucker deal." That "deal"
will reduce Western sanctions while Iran
still enriches uranium and constructs its
heavy water reactor.
Sanctions and a credible military
option are why Iran is at the table. Now is
not the time to give up leverage that will
prevent a nuclear Iran from destabiliz-
ing the world. Sen. Robert Menendez
(D-N.J.) is among many in Congress who
support increasing sanctions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said that the proposal "is a
bad deal. It's a very bad deal. Iran is not
required to take apart even one cen-
trifuge ... Iran gets everything that it
wanted ... and it pays nothing:'
Opposing this "sucker deal" could keep
Iran from fulfilling its plan to annihilate
Israel. The "deal" is also about the U.S.,
the "Great Satan:' and the object of the
Mullahs' openly stated plan: "Death to
America!" Iran is developing long-range
missiles that will have the capability of
reaching America. Even now, it would be
easy to put an Iranian nuclear missile on
a boat off the American coast.
And, with a nuclear Iran there comes a
new arms race and the associated dangers.

Participants would include a nuclear Saudi
Arabia, Turkey and possibly Egypt.
At Shabbos services and throughout the
grassroots of the Jewish community, there
is little talk about this subject. I hope that
our community wakes up. We must call on
our elected representatives in Washington
to say we don't want Kerry's "sucker deal"
and a repeat of Munich 1938.
President Obama said five years ago,
and has said repeatedly since, that the
world cannot live with a nuclear Iran
and that all options must be on the table.
Please ask that he direct Kerry to match
those words with deeds.

Ask Attorney
Ken Gross

Legal Issues

Eugene Greenstein, Ph.D., president
Zionist Organization of America-Michigan Region

Walled Lake Schools
Thanks Community
On Nov. 5, the Walled Lake Schools
community approved the Safety, Security
and Technology Bond for the Walled
Lake Consolidated School District
and we are humbled by their support
("Walled Lake Residents To Vote On
School Bond:' Oct. 24, page 19).
On behalf of the Board of Education,
I want to thank each and every resident
who participated in the election. I also
want to thank the Citizens Committee
for Walled Lake Schools who worked
tirelessly on this effort.
This bond was a parent-driven initiative
led by Tim Lynch and Stephanie Kaplan.
They deserve the utmost gratitude and
admiration, as they led a true grassroots
campaign that reached out to the whole
community. Everyone who served on the
Citizens Committee demonstrated abso-
lute dedication and commitment.
Thank you to the citizens of the nine
municipalities that comprise the Walled
Lake Schools community for providing
enhanced safety, improved technology,
new buses and many other improve-
ments for our 15,000 children and the
more than 70,000 residents we serve.
Please know you have made a differ-
ence for many years to come.

Kenneth Gutman
Superintendent of Schools

• In "Night of Broken Glass" (Nov. 7,
page 8), John Nemon's mother died 20
years ago rather than two years ago. He is
91; she was 99.
• The story "Tigers Pick Brad Ausmus
As New Skipper" (Nov. 7, page 74)
should have stated that Oakland As
Manager Bob Melvin is also Jewish. Both
men have Jewish mothers. Both manag-
ers were catchers for the Tigers.
• In "Student Needs" (Nov. 14, page
24), the photograph of Matthew Chayet
and his parents was taken by Brian

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