Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1991-01-24, page 01
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is*iW,*.*i'. ' _ ;:;, ,., Hist., Society Libr :r ■<■■.■'_' Velma five. ^ Lo 1 i i»b«s, Ohio. THE iUi.li. I. COMP The Ohio Jewish Chronicle Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years VOLUME 69 NUMBER 4 JANUARY 24, 1991 9 SHEVAT 5751 DEVOTED TO AMERICAN AND JEWISH IDEALS Families voice concern for relatives in Israel page 2 Local man serves God in Gulf '/ page 2 Bonds set new record Iraqi raids on Israel may backfire page 4 Welcoming new olim with planting of trees page 4 Tu B'Shevat Seder page 5 Community College to resume Jan. 28 page 23 In The Chronicle AtThe JCC ; 23 Community ...,,...;..;,,.., 6-12 Federation 'A ^.;'.....;...! 22 FrontPage ..; .......'...; ;,..,. 2,3 Lifecycle 16,17 Marketplace ,,..,..,., ,.- 19 New Generation ,. :.: 20 Synagogues 18 Viewpoint ; ;..,....... 4,5 HOME FINAL uine otu ^^patth "A jn ) JOC 1 Aviv flit by Iraqi mssaes Minor injuries reported *< "^',A,iAa l\ -- nc< 1 vWl !r I Nil 4ir '■> , ' ,. V 1 IV I ^ -" ,", Sc WARlNTHEjauW On the fron* and at home | -OtorfsWiiflcsswiiol dforl/a* fl AVIS mi*S™« „ m,>yh.v«lKC,,kiacdl" lximl>'vng<4* T]S.>sshc»iui.«tor bcsttvi(frnv8A t^X^i*?**™*' B n«t>iMBtxvatw'ir ISRAEL DISPLAYS RESTRAINT Local reaction supportive of Israel By Dorothy Countryman Editorial Assistant Israel remained the victim and not an agressor in the war on Iraq following Iraqi attacks last week. Chaim Herzog, president of Israel, said Jan. 17, "I am proud of our nation and of the restraint it demonstrated. I am full of appreciation for the American operation-and for President Bush, who proved that he is a superior leader, and also to those who participated in the operation, in particular the British, Dutch and Danish. We must hope that the other nations of Europe will learn the lessons of the past. We have accumulated much experience, and we knew where we stood. We prepared well to defend ourselves. I was not worried. I have no illusions with regards to the Iraqi army and expect it will collapse soon." While Israel waits for that collapse, American Patriot missiles and support personnel have been moved into her territory and have begun defensive action on Israel's behalf. Columbus community leaders, interviewed last Friday, were supportive of Israel. Three questions were asked: What is your reaction to the Iraqi attack on Israel? How do you think the situation in the Gulf would change if Israel would retaliate? K Israel retaliates would that change your opinion of Israel? The answers follow. Mayor Dana Rinehart: It was meaningless and horrifying. Meaningless in a military sense, horrifying for the peo ple there, Betaliation would obviously expand the conflict, and I'm not sure that's in everyone's best interests because we run the risk of losing our allies. And what will happen to Jordan? The last thing Israel needs is another battle for the Golan Heights. I sure would hate to see them engage Jordan. If the U.S. can't take out the Scuds, I don't think anyone expects Israel to sit there and do nothing. Heavens, no! Israel is our friend. A mistake is. a mistake, but a friend remains a ' friend. I think in another week Baghdad won't be able to do anymore of this stuff. Bob Erickson of the Metropolitan Church Board spoke both personally and for the Board. On the board's behalf he noted that an interfaith group has been meeting weekly to pray for peace arid has included Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Unitarians, Ba'hais and Muslims. The group has "a great diversity of opinion amongst our- selves. We struggle with each other and within our own faith traditions to learn how best to seek peace." . The board's official statement adds, "We are first of all dispirited, shocked and saddened by the onset of war. We have beleived that finally the only resolution to a problem age-old and complex beyond our understanding must result from broadly inclusive negotiations in which the legitimate needs and claims of every affected group are taken into account." Personally, Erickson said, "We're all numb in general It seems so unreal, I'm not sure we're being at all rational right now. I'm concerned that ,, there is a potential of real negative fallout if Israel retaliates, especially since there hasn't been great destruction. I empathize with the position see REACTION pg. 5 Emergency campaigns initiated to raise cash for Israel By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK, (JTA) - Orthodox and secular Jews, "peaceniks" and members of the anti-Arab Kach movement came together last Sunday in rallies, meetings, prayer vigils and .demonstrations across North America to show solidarity with Israel, President Bush's Persian Gulf policy and the troops serving in that region. At the same time, two national, emergency campaigns to raise cash for the embattled State of Israel were initiated. State of Israel Bonds has announced an effort to secure $100 million in capital within two weeks. Ambassador Meir Rosenne, president and chief executive officer of the worldwide Israel Bonds Organization, noted the tremendous financial toll that: round-the-clock vigilance against Iraqi warheads and the absorption of tens of thousands of Soviet immigrants has taken on Israel, at a time when the country's No. 1 industry, tourism, has all but collapsed. Bonds national headquarters in New York will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, for bonds purchases, until further notice. And all 40 Israel Bonds offices in the United States and Canada were open Sunday to kick off the campaign. Within the first four hours of the drive, $12 million of bonds had been sold, see CAMPAIGNS pg. 5 Ponds announces Emergency Rally tAn Emergency Rally for Stifle of .Israel Bonds has beep scheduled for this Sunday,1, Jan. 07, at 1:30 pm at Agud-as Achim Synagogue, 2707 E. Broad St A number of dignitaries and guest speakers yffl attend. "It is our responsibility to support «B institutions to meet and.support this un precedented challenge," said Jay Sdiottenstein, this year's chairman for State of Israel Bonds in Columbus. "We can be the ones who provide our brothers and sisters with the opportunities for a better way of life in Israel, one filled with health, prosperity and above, all peace." .
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1991-01-24|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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