Zion City, Ill (Aug. 17)
If the earth begins to shudder and the walls start to collapse while you are sitting in the synagogue heralding the coming of the New Year on the first day of Rosh Hashonah, don’t be surprised.
Be nonchalant and continue your worship as though nothing had happened. It will merely be the end of the world.
That, at least, is the prophesy of Wilbur Glenn Voliva, leader of the “Zion” cult here, who foretells the destruction of this terrestrial globe on Sept. 10, the day on which the Jews will gather in houses of worship throughout the world on the first of the High Holidays.