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Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014
A legendary warrior-
*. statesman is mourned.
Mitch Ginsburg I Times Of Israel
riel Sharon, the general and prime minister
who embodied the Zionist notion of the new
Jew — a robust man, adept with both plow-
share and sword, and feared, hated and adored for his
proficiency with the latter, died Jan. 11. He was 85.
Doctors said that Sharon, who had been in a
vegetative state for eight years, had suffered
renal failure in recent days, which led to
multiple organ failure and death.
On Jan. 4, 2006, while serving
as prime minister, just two-
and-a-half months shy of
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Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem
in July 2000.
The Rest Is
archivist of Federation,
retires, leaving history
Barbara Lewis I Contributing Writer
ow do you organize more than 2 million
documents and photos?
One piece of paper at a time.
No one knows that better than Sharon Alterman, who
recently retired as the founding director of the Leonard N.
Simons Jewish Community Archives, a project of the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
When she started in 1990, Alterman's first task was to orga-
nize the material. Many documents were in the library and the
basement of the Butzel Building, Federation's headquarters in
Detroit, or stored in an offsite facility.
"I spent a summer filling many garbage bags with docu-
ments that lacked archival value," Alterman said. "Many peo-
ple don't realize that of all the documents we generate, only
about 2 percent have archival value:'
Into the collection went organizational minutes,
correspondence, annual reports, program
1942 - 2013
Eve y Week
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