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Friday, August 3, 431 4

* ELECT *

• EXPERIENCED •

iiiE- bETROIT JEWISH NEWS

SOBEL * ELECT *

• QUALIFIED •

• BA. High Distinction,
University of Michigan
• Law Degree,
Thomas M Cooley Law School
• Member in Good Standing.

• District Court Magistrate
• Assistant Prosecuting Attorney,
Oakland County
• Michigan Attorney General.
Organized Crime Division
• Advanced Police Training Instructor.
Oakland Police Academy
• Oakland County Circuit Court
Mediator
• Tenants Resource Center Housing
Advisor

Michpan Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Southfield Bar Association
' South Oakland Bar Association
- American and Michigan Inat
Lawyers Associations

• Married. Lifelong Resident of
Oakland County

LIFELONG MEMBER OF CONGREGATION SHAAREY ZEDEK

DISTRICT JUDGE

* 48TH DISTRICT COURT *

"I CAN PROMISE ONLY 10 BE A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL JUDGE I
HAVE NO POLITICAL DEBTS TO PAY I NEED YOUR VOTE 10 HELP
KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AND SECURE
Michael A Sobel

1984

"WE ADMIRE MR SOILS PERSONAL INTEGRITY WE KNOW HIM TO BE
ABLE AND HARDWORKING AND BELIEVE HE WILL BE A STRONG ASSET
TO THE COURT WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH HIS POISE. KNOWLEDGE Of
LAW ABILITY 10 EXPRESS HIMSELF AND HIS GENERAL FRIENDIINESS
Oakland Court Watchers Newsletter
1983

AS THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, MICHAEL SOBEL HAS BEEN GIVEN
THE HIGHEST RATING OF "PREFERRED AND WELL-QUALIFIED" BY CIVIC
SEARCHLIGHT, INC., AND THE OAKLAND CITIZENS LEAGUE. AS DISTRICT
JUDGE, SOBEL WILL:

1. HOLD NIGHT COURT AND SATURDAY SESSIONS TO MAKE COURT MORE ACCESSIBLE
TO THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE TIME FROM WORK OR BUSINESS.
2. START COURT ON TIME AND WORK STEADILY.
3. HELP REVITALIZE THE VOLUNTEER PROBATION PROGRAM.
4. CONSERVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COURT

FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SUPPORT SOBEL FOR JUDGE

HON NORMAN W. FEDER
JOHN A KAICHEN
JOAN RODE
NORMAN I. BROCK
MICHAEL COLTON
LEO RUSHLOW
DONNA LOSURDO
BRUCE ROSENTHAL
MARILYNN STONE
MICHAEL McCARTHY
PAM SELIS
ANNE HIMELHOCH
MORRIS ROSS
ARNOLD J. SHIFMAN
FRED COHEN
PAUL COLLRIN
THOMAS ST. DENNIS
GLORIA RIVKIN
HANNA GOODSTEIN
DR. GEORGE S. EVSEEFF

HOWARD L. SHIFMAN
SANFORD ROSENTHAL
CAROL COSKEY
ROBERT W. EASTERLY
MARK WHITEFIELD
RICHARD SIRIANI
DR RICHARD ZIRKIN
MARK ZAUSMER
PAUL RYBICKI
HON. EUGENE S. FRIEDMAN
JOSEPH N. HORENSTEIN
DR. FREDERICK RIVKIN
ALBERT FERRARI
DR. MARVIN SIEGEL
NANCY EVSEEFF
DANIEL DEVINE JR.
FARAH DUFFY
LINDA GOLDMAN
DR HERBERT BROM
HAROLD S. FRIEDMAN

DAVID F. ZUPPKE
HENRY AUSLANDER
DR. RICHARD GOODSTEIN DONALD LAKIND
LAWRENCE S. COHEN
STEVEN J. WALLACE
DR ROY ARONS
RICHARD VICTOR
SUSAN FEINBERG
LAWRENCE PERNICK
RICHARD URBIS
LAWRENCE RAIZMAN
H. WALLACE PARKER
HON. CLARENCE A REID
MARIE KONICOV
GABI SILVER
MEL PAUNOVICH
DR. RALPH J. COSKEY
KATHLEEN DILGER
GAIL SHIFMAN
THOMAS SHAMMAMI
ABRAM MEDOW
DARK BIBERT
JEFFREY GOLDEN
SAM KATZ
HON. ANDREA FEAAAAA
SUSAN SOLNER
WILLIAM E. OSANTOWSKI
ROBERT A. McCALL
PHILLIP L POOLE
PAUL ARSLANIAN JR
MICHAEL GREEN
BART FEINBAUM
ALEXANDER C. PERINOFF
DR DENNIS J KOVAN
ERIC H CLARK
MICHAEL J. SOLNER
DR. HOWARD SOBEL
SHIRLEY SCHNEIDER STONE DAVID V. JOHNSON

EDWARD METH
MICHAEL A PIVOZ
DR. JERRY LAKER
NICK BALBERMAN
ROBERT LARIN
ROGER ST JEAN
DR JAMES E. SELIS
JAMES PIAllA
PAULA ALLARD
JOHN M. CAHILL
MARVIN WEINSTEIN
LEWIS PARRIS
HELEN FEDER
RONALD PENTZ
MARK JACOBS
VINCENT GIOVANNI
PHYLLIS CANE
JACKIE PARRIS
FRANKLIN D. GETTLESON
CATHERINE CRNKO

* TIME FOR A FRESH, NEW START! VOTE TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1984! *

JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT

Premieres

HA-KOL: THE JEWISH VOICE

Sunday, August 5th, 1984
4:30-5:00 p.m.
WDET-FM (101.9)

Yitzhak Gitelman and Dr. Robert Bree
Bar-Bat Mitzvah Twinning
Detroit Soviet Jewry Committee

Roberto Cohen
Jewish Baseball Players

Allan Gale
Tisha B'Av

Host: David Lebenbom
Theme Music by: Elaine Lebenbom

Tune in to WDET-FM (101.9) each week on Sunday from
4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. for HA-KOL: THE JEWISH VOICE.

BOOKS

Ethical wills: a testament
of what life could have been

BY LAWRENCE KUSHNER
Special to The Jewish News

If you knew (God forbid)
that you only had three
minutes to live, what you
would say to the people you
love would be very impor-
tant. It would also be in
Judaism what is called an
ethical will.
Hopefully written de-
cades before your death, an
ethical will is neither a will
nor ethical. It is rather an
intimate, often confidential,
lengthy letter which Jews,
for centuries, have written
to their survivors. It is a tes-
tament by which they hope
to make clear (in writing)
what they had hoped to
teach by their lives. It is
what they want their closest
friends and relatives to re-
member. It is the final three
minutes of a good class as
embodied in the teacher's
summation, or the final
three minutes of the
therapeutic session in
which the patient hurriedly
tries to integrate the in-
sights of the past hour (life).
Ethicals wills have some
extraordinary and unique
religious qualities. Since
they are meant to be read
only after the death of the
author, they provide us an
insight into the soul of
someone (or ourselves) at
precisely the moment when
they are most keenly aware
of their finitude. They also
force those who write them
and who read them into con-
fronting the fact that, like it
or not, every human being
has a spiritual legacy.
Everyone,has a teaching to
which they hope their life
bears witness.
Riemer and Stampfer
have put together an ex-
traordinary anthology of
these documents spanning
centuries and continents.
Their moving treasury pro-
vides us at once with an in-
spiration to write our own
ethical wills as well as a
compelling insight into the
soul of the Jewish people.
There is really no way to
summarize this extraordi-
nary volume, since each
selection is a distilled
lifetime. Each selection is
emotionally devastating

Girl who fled
Nazis writes
new book

Rose Zar has won the
Association of Jewish Lib-
raries "Best Book" award
for her recently published
effort In the Mouth of the
Wolf.
A true story, the book
chronicles her successful at-
tempt to escape the Nazis by
living among them. In the
Mouth of the Wolf conveys
the danger and emotion of
19-year-old Ruszka Guter-
man and her fight for survi-
val.

and exalting. They take us
to the edge and return us to
ourlown lives with a sharper
vision of what our own lives
might be.
Selections include tales of
a Jew in Latvia in 1809 who
tells about a miracle that

"Ethical Wills: A
Modern Jewish
Treasury," edited
and annotated by
Jack Riemer and
Nathaniel
Stampfer,
Schocken Books.

happened to him. A Jew
provides a special trust fund
in his estate that would pay
the travel costs for his chil-
dren and grandchildren to
come together from wher-
ever they might live, each
year, for the family
Passover Seder. A Jew re-

quests that his bier be made
out of the boards of his
Shabbos table. 'A rebbe
gives his students permis-
sion to choose any rebbe
they like upon his death. A
Jew asks his family to be
sure to return all the books
that he has borrowed. Meir
Dizengoff, the first mayor of
Tel Aviv, hoped his death
would be by "Divine Kiss."
A Jew who died in the war of
'48 asked that the insurance
money go to set up a fund for
buying guns for the Irgun.
Another Jew who died in
the same war speaks of sac-
rificing life for something
greater than itself.
The rediscovery and
popularization of such ethi-
cal wills may be one of the
most important contribu-
tions to the newly emerging
personal pietism of this de-
cade. Indeed, the book is
more than a literary an-
thology; it is a stimulus to
Jews everywhere to write
their own ethical will.

Copyright 1984, Lawrence
Kushner

Allen Warsen publishes
mini-anthology of reviews

Allen A. Warsen, who
during the past dozen years
has reviewed more than 250
books for The Jewish News,
has published a booklet con-
taining samples from his
journalistic portfolio. The
booklet was put together
with the aid of Warsen's sis-
ter, Annette Friedman, and
her husband, Dr. Lee E.
Friedman.
The volume includes
three Warsen book reviews,
a biographical sketch of
Warsen published in The
Detroit News on the occa-
sion of the writer's 80th
birthday last year, a 1980
salute to Warsen from then
U.S. Rep, James J. Blan-
chard (D-Mich.) which ap-
peared in the Congressional
Record and Warsen's trib-
ute to Jewish News' editor
emeritus Philip Slomovitz,
published in Michigan
Jewish History, the quar-
terly journal of the Jewish
Historial Society of Michi-
gan.
Warsen, who taught in
the Detroit Public Schools
for 33 years before retiring
in 1972, was born in War-
saw and raised in Mlawa, a
Polish town on the German
border. Since moving to De-
troit with his wife Sara, now
deceased, in 1932, Warsen
has been an active member
of the Jewish community. In
addition to his work as a
founder and first president
of the historical society,
Warsen served for four
years as chairman of the
Yiddish Committee at the
Jewish Community Center.

1—



Allen Worsen

To obtain a copy of the
Warsen booklet, send your
name and address, along
with 60 cents in postage
stamps, to Allen A. Warsen,
% Annette J. Friedman,
4063 Hardwoods, West
Bloomfield, Mich. 48033.

NEWS

B'nai B'rith
honors Bikel

Washington — Actor
Theodore Bikel, who has
been involved in the teater
since the age of 19 and has
been active in the labor
movement, human rights
and the Jewish community,
will be honored by B'nai
B'rith International during
its biennial convention in
September.
Bikel will receive B'nai
B'rith's Generation to Gen-
eration Award.

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