Ilan Ramon 1954-2003
Tnuat AM expresses its deepest sympathy to the families
of the seven astronauts who died aboard the Columbia
spaceship. We share the wishes of STS-107
Pilot Willie McCool and Payload
Specialist Ilan Ramon, Israel's first space traveler:
"From our orbital vantage
point, we observe a world without borders, full of peace,
beauty and magnificence, and we pray that humanity as
a whole can imagine a border-less world as we see it
and try to live as one, in peace." Joint
statement by Commander Willie McCool, z"l
and Lt. Colonel Ilan Ramon, z"l from aboard
Spaceship Columbia, January 30th, 2003.
Masorti means "traditional"
and is also the name of the Movement for Conservative
Judaism in Israel....Aliyah means "ascent"
and refers to immigration to Israel.... Oleh (Olim)
immigrant (s) to Israel, literally, one who has "ascended"....Tnuah
Movement....AM means "people"
and is also the abbreviation for Aliyah Masortit....
Tnuat Am "Movement of our People"
and also "Movement for Aliyah Masortit"....Shaliach
(m), Shlichah (f) an emissary or representative
from Israel serving in communities outside of Israel....Mercaz
means center and thus MERCAZ
USA, the Zionist organization of the Conservative
Movement, tries to keep us "centered"....
Olam means world, and thus MERCAZ Olami
is international MERCAZ...Hevrat Mofet
ideal society....Tikun Olam...."repair of
the world" (social action)....refuah shlaymah
lit. complete recovery or "get well"....klal
yisrael lit. the total community of Israel,
but refers to the solidarity of the Jewish people...Mishloach
Manot in Yiddish is Shlach Mones,
refers to the sending of small gifts of food and drink
Tnuat Am The Aliyah
Committee c/o MERCAZ USA: Tnuat Aliyah Masortit
(Aliyah Movement for Conservative Judaism), 155 Fifth
Ave., New York, N.Y. 10010, tel. 212-533-7800, ext.
2021, e-mail: email@example.com;
Karni Goldshmid-Lahav, Shlichah.
Under the auspices of: MERCAZ
USA, Rabbi Vernon H. Kurtz, President, Elana
Gershen Finkelstein, Chair of Aliyah Committee, Rabbi
Robert R. Golub, Executive Director; ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER
of the Jewish Agency, Michael Landsberg, Director; ISRAEL
MASORTI MOVEMENT, Rabbi Ehud Bandel, President. AMTON
STAFF: Irma F. (Cindy) Megiddo, Editor; Ahuva Oko, Shelly
Grossman, Technical Assistance; Joy Perla, Editorial
Assistance; Rabbi Robert R. Golub, Editorial Consultant;
Steven Triedman, Lawrence & Brooks, Design; DLS
Design, Web Site.
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