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Chairs were piled around the periphery of the room in anticipation of a children's pageant being presented on Saturday night.
Micah Bachman's wife Miriam presided over a silver coffee urn set up near the main doors to the room.
Agreeing to sit down in a room with Jews and blacks was more than most had even imagined.
Negotiations were still in the works as to where and how this could be undertaken, but there was hope in the air.
A hard question to answer, but that was what he was attempting to do.
Ever since he'd answered a dispatch call to Rabbi Micah Bachman's residence, and met the personable young teacher, he'd been trying to learn more about Judaism.
Already, whispers of Nobel Peace Prize were being connected with Bachman's name.
Pulling himself out of the reverie, Starsky directed his gaze up at Micah Bachman, concentrating on the Hebrew words he spoke. Ancient words spoken for centuries, calling up to God.
Uncle David and Auntie Chava had even stayed in the Starsky home for over a year after they'd immigrated from Poland.
"Shabbat Shalom." As the last words of the service died away, most of the worshipers began to gather their belongings, trailing from the large temple into the smaller community room, stopping to chat briefly with the rabbi.
Two long tables dominated the long narrow community room, both covered with plates of cookies and small cakes made by the female members of the temple.
Called away from an argument between rival hookers, Starsky had been all too happy to go to a situation that had more meat. The older detective Starsky'd been partnered with while Hutch was recovering from a knifing had been nonchalant.
He hadn't expected the well of emotions that had overtaken him, seeing those long hated words written one foot high, in pig's blood. Burned out from years on the force, he had acted as of he didn't understand Starsky's growing anger, and had been next to useless in defusing the situation.
Of their time in ‘the camp', they said nothing, his Aunt always hiding the ugly numbers tattooed on her wrist with long sleeved blouses. Starsky's Jewish education had been stunted even before allowed to begin. The meeting with Rabbi Micah, despite it's ominous reason, had seemed fortuitous.