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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-01-25

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Friday, January 25, 1985

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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OBSERVATIONS

Genocide Lessons For Professionals

BY REV. FRANKLIN H. LITTELL
Special to The Jewish News

and every year we are graduating
At the time of the founding of The "funeral" display was vulgar
a new surplus of lawyers who, in
and
hypocritical.
the modern university there were
order to survive, will guarantee
Paul Freund's excellent book,
three major professional fields
that it becomes more so.
Experimentation on Human Sub-
and groups practicing: theology,
humane concerns.
which
laid
out
certain
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jects,
medicine and law. Initially, each
There is a spirit moving across
guidelines gleaned in part from
was thought to open the way for a
the face of the waters. Some of the
meditation upon the Nazi medical
stewardship of power and
professional schools are begin-
experiments, obviously had not
authority. Later, the phrase
ning to wake up to matters affect-
penetrated the world of the tech-
"service profession" came into
ing the dignity and integrity of
nicians of surgery and journalism
use.
their fields. Computers are be-
who reigned over the fate of Baby
The student of the Holocaust
coming common in the training of
Fae.
comes early to the question: What
clergymen, doctors and lawyers.
Except for a new unit such as
happened to the professions in the
The next level is for them to catch
Third Reich? How did so many of the Institute on Law and Morality
up with the moral and ethical in-
at Villanova University, what are
the clergy become purveyors of
sights of the post-Holocaust
the law schools doing to advance
heresy and accomplices of wic-
world.
professional commitment to jus-
kedness? How did so many of the
tice, morality and ethics? The
healers become killers? How did
The Anne Frank Institute of Philadel-
U.S. has become one of the most
those pledged to justice become in-
phia.
litigious societies in the world,
d — fi -
filtrators, subverters an
nally — the organizers of
bureaucratic efficiency in mass
murder?
More important than the ques-
tion of past prostitution of the pro-
fessio ns is the question whethe
the schools of theology, mediciner
and law are today doing any bet-
ter. The answer must be that, by
and large, the implications of the
of Perfection Lodge of the Masons,
Holocaust have not been faced by
Detroit Consistory and a 32nd de-
the three classical professions,
nor by those professions that have
gree Mason.
He leaves his wife, Beatrice;
subsequently developed.
three sons, Morton, Ivan and
Some centers for training the
Sheldon Scott; two sisters,. Mrs.
Christian clergy — Yale Divinity
Joseph (Rose) Ostrow of Cleve-
School, Chicago Divinity School,
land, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles
Union Theological Seminary —
(Mollie) Lapides; and seven
are still avoiding the confronta-
tion. Their curricular offerings
grandchildren.
show no awareness of the crisis in
credibility and authority which
has beset organized Christianity
since Auschwitz. Others — Har-
vard Divinity School, St. Paul
Theological Seminary, Bethany
Lawrence Bowman, a former
Theological Seminary, North
Detroit certified public account-
Park Theological Seminary, the
ant, died Jan. 7 at age 53.
Chicago Catholic Theological
A resident of Calabasas Park,
Nathan Scholnick
Union, Drew University School of
Calif., at the time of his death, Mr.
Theology — have begun to open
Bowman resided in Detroit until
Nathan H. Scholnick was the
up.
1964, when he moved to Califor-
giant
of
Washington
Boulevard
Some medical schools have in-
nia.
While in Detroit, he was a
for more than a generation. The
troduced electives in medical
charter member of Centennial
under-5-foot
high
men's
clothier,
ethics that face large questions of
Lodge in B'nai B'rith. He was a
who established a reputation for
responsibility, and there are im-
senior partner in the accounting
masterful buying and selling in
portant new programs in bio-
firm of Ostrow and Bowman in
his
merchandising
field,
was
ethics at Georgetown University
Encino, Calif.
looked
up
to
for
his
business
and elsewhere. Nevertheless, the
He is survived by his wife, Bar-
skills,
and
for
a
cordiality
that
recent Baby Fae case graphically
bara;
two daughters, Stacey and
charmed his neighbors, business
demonstrates the prevailing low
Kelly; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
associates,
customers
of
all
level of discourse. The first public
Sydney J. Bowman of Southfield;
creeds.
objection to the transplant of a
and a sister, Mrs. Lawrence D.
It was a fame seldom attained
baboon's heart into the human in-
(Sandra) Altman of West Bloom-
by
the
merchant
who
died
Jan.
20
fant came from the Humane
field. Interment Los Angeles.
at age 89.
Society, which pointed out that a
Born in Russia, Mr. Scholnick
baboon was killed for an experi-
was the founder of Scholnick's
ment on a human being. Then
Importers and Men's Wear. He
Ethel Rosenfeld
muted queries arose in the medi-
opened his first store on Washing-
cal profession, since the opera-
Ethel Hubar Rosenfeld, a
ton Blvd. in 1926 and operated it
tional method was said by some to
member of Jewish communal
until his retirement in 1969. The
be out of date.
organizations, died Jan. 17 at age
store closed in 1983. He was a life
No one seemed to notice the
83.
member
and
charter
member
of
ethical implications of the fact
Born in New York City, Mrs.
Knoliwood Country Club.
that Baby Fae's mother — under-
Rosenfeld was an officer of the
He was nationally recognized
age, unmarried and black — was
Women's City Club, a founding
as a fashion leader in men's wear.
as helpless in the hands of the
member and board member of the
He was a leading downtown mer-
technicians as the infant itself.
Music Study Club, 60-year
chant for more than 60 years. Mr.
The hospital, purusing each stage
member of Temple Beth El, 50-
Scholnick
was
the
founder
of
the
of the incident with a maximum of
year
member of the Franklin
Washington Blvd. Merchants
publicity — (unhappily, founda-
Hills Country Club and also was
Association. He also was a leader
tion grants and scientific prizes
affiliated with Hadassah and
in the movement to preserve the
have increasingly become battles
Women's American ORT.
viability of the Downtown Detroit
for maximum media exposure) —
She leaves two sons, Harvey
Business District.
announced that a medical ethics
Hubar and Alan Hubar of Cleve-
He
was
given
awards
by
the
committee was on hand. As it
land, Ohio; a daughter, Cheryl
Greater Detroit Chamber of
turned out, the committee appar-
Hubar Colodny; a sister, Mrs. H.
Commerce in 1974 and the Cen-
ently confined its attention to
Andrew (Lillian) Schlusberg of
tral
Business
District
Associa-
technical considerations. With
Gloversville, N.Y.; and five
tion.
He
was
a
life
member
of
the death of Baby Fae, the hospi-
grandchildren.
Cong. Shaarey Zedek, a member
tal pulled out all the media stops.

The Family
of the Late

In loving memory of

EDDIE
BERKLEY

RUTH C.
MEYER

Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation the
many kind expressions of
sympathy extended by
relatives and friends dur-
ing the family's recent be-
reavement.

Who died Jan. 20, 1984.
Sadly missed and forever
in our hearts.
Peggy, Dennis,
Jeff and Julie

In loving memory of

In loving memory of

BASIA D.
BROTSKY

10th of Shevat
Jan. 27, 1980

A truly unique and spe-
cial person. Sadly missed
and always remembered
by daughter Sandra
Endleman and grandson
Eric.

Who passed away Jan.
19, 1965. Forever in our
hearts. Your loving family.

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In Loving Memory Of

OBITUARIES

Clothier Nathan Scholnick,
Longtime Businessman

ELEANOR
RALPH

JOSEPH I.
GORDON

A precious one from us is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in ourheart
That never can be filled.

Sadly missed by his wife,
Mary; family and all who knew
him.

In Loving Memory of Our Beloved
Mother and Grandmother

RACHEL KUPFER

In Loving Memory of Our Beloved
Father and Grandfather

CPA L. Bowman

PINCKAS KUPFER

From Irving and Helen Biel, Darlene and David,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kupfer and family
and Rabbi and Mrs. Boruch Kupfer
and family of Los Angeles

The family acknowledges with grateful appreciation
the many kind expressions of sympathy extended by
relatives and friends during the family's recent be-
reavement.

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