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October 11, 1985 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-10-11

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THE DEIROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Friday, October 11, 1985 11

EDUCATION FOR CHARACTER

A recent report on the benefits of education concludes:

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"You'll Be Prepared for a Career;
You'll Have a Better Chance of Getting aJob;
You'll Have a Better Chance of Getting a GoodJob;
You'll Have a Better Chance of Earning More."

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A similar appeal from the Bible would read:
You'll Be Better Prepared for Ethical Self Discipline;
You'll Have a Better Chance of Making Your Days Meaningful;
You Will Have Better Relations with Your Family and Neighbors;
You will Improve Your Character.

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One is a materialist appeal for "careerism"; the other is a quest for the good, moral life.

WHICH WILL IT BE?

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The issue involves more than your life as an individual. It has to do with the
very survival of our society and the world. The lessons of history demonstrate
that this is not an exaggeration.

More money, more material possessions mean more physical power:

The Ancient Roman society sought such power and fell in shambles.
The modem Nazi society had such power and annihilated 6,000,000 Jews and
caused the death of 60,000,000 other people.

If the world is to survive, it must reinforce...

EDUCATION FOR CHARACTER...

...to elevate the mind and heart;
...to intensify love of neighbor;

...to understand and respect G d.

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This is the program of the Lubavitch Foundation of Michigan for the Jewish people,

and its hope for mankind.

"It is self-evident that harmonious and total
freedom cannot be achieved in a way of life
whereby the soul (the G-dliness in Man) is
subordinate to the body, and both (body and
soul) are subjected to the material world."

Rabbi M.M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe

To strengthen this program, we pay tribute to MRS. EMMA LAZAROFF-SCHAVER, "First Lady of
Philanthropy" in Michigan, in whose honor Maestro Isaac Stern will perform in concert on
Wednesday, November 20, 1985, at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit.

Because we believe this message has profound meaning for all people, we the undersigned have been
moved to bring it to your attention. For a copy, or any information, write to: Lubavitch Foundation,

28555 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48018; or call (313) 548-2666.

Harold and Barbara Beznos
Ivan and Lin‘la Bloch
Hon. Avern and Joyce Cohn
Joel and Lorraine Elbaum

Charles and Lenore Feinberg
Fred and Miriam Ferber
Sidney and Jewel Fields

Dr. Irving and Edie Gastman
David and Doreen Hermelin
Seymour and Pauline Joffe

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Louis and Charlotte Kasle
Bernard and MarcelleMandelbaum
Jack and Miriam Shenkmin

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