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March 28, 1986 - Image 92

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-03-28

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)2' Friday, March 28, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

OBITUARIES

GOT
A
QUESTION?

Judge Had Leadership
Role In Zionist Forum

As mayor of Southfield and
then as chief judge of the South-
field 46th District Court, he
presided at many Zionist and
community functions. The
Jewish National Fund and
Hadassah, as a joint effort with
his wife, were among his major
interests. At the same time he
shared in many Cong. Shaarey
Zedek undertakings as a lifelong
family member of the congrega-
tion.

Call the

Jewish Information Service

Judge Norman Feder

Pursuing a lifelong associa-
tion with the Zionist movement,
as a family continuity, Judge
Norman Feder, who died March
19 at the age of 67, had an im-
portant community role in the
past decade. With Judge Ira
Kaufman as co-chairman, Judge
Feder conducted the monthly
Einstein luncheon seminars es-
tablished by the Zionist Organ-
ization of Detroit.

Judge Feder was a past na-
tional chancellor of Tau Epsilon
Rho law fraternity and a charter
member of Oakland-Century
Lodge of B'nai B'rith. He was
named Man of the Year by the
Jewish War Veterans in 1971.

While mayor of Southfield
from 1969 to 1972, he coordi-
nated an emergency life-support
system which eventually led to
the establishment of the 911
emergency telephone line.
He is survived by his wife,
Helen; a son,• Dr. Robert of Hol-
lis, N.H.; a daughter, Mrs. Jef-
frey (Karen) Spoon; and four
grandchildren.

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein,
Talmudic Expert, 91

967-HELP

Monday-Friday
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

In cooperation with. these
Jewish Welfare Federation member agencies:

• Fresh Air Society
• Hebrew Free Loan Association
• Jewish Community Center
• Jewish Community Council
• Jewish Family Service
• Jewish Federation Apartments
• Jewish Home for Aged
• Jewish Vocational Service
and Community Workshop
• Midrasha—College of Jewish Studies
• Resettlement Service
• Sinai Hospital
• United Hebrew Schools

Rabbi Feinstein

I

New York (JTA) — Tens of
thousands of Jews converged on
the Lower East Side last Mon-
day to pay their last respects to
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of
the world's outstanding auth-
orities on Jewish law and author
of multivolume texts of re-
sponsa and talmudic commen-
tary, who died last Sunday at
the age of 91.
At least 50,000 mourners
packed the streets outside
Tifereth Jerusalem, the yeshiva
where Feinstein served as dean
since he came to the United
States in 1937. His body was
flown to Israel for burial at Har
Menuchot cemetery in Jeru-
salem.
Feinstein served as president
of Agudas Israel of America
from 1966-1980 and had headed
its presidium since the early
1950's. He also headed the
organization's Moetzes Gadolei
HaTorah (Council of Torah
Sages) which he chaired since'

1962; and from 1968-80 was
president of the Agudas Harab-
bonini (Union of Orthodox Rab-
bis of the U.S. and Canada).
He was a member of the rab-
binical board of Torah Umes-
crah, the National Society of
Hebrew Day schools, of which
he served as vice president and
was a member of the Board of
Governors of Chinuch Atzamai/
Torah Schools for Israel.
Feinstein's prolific responsa
to halachic queries from all over
the Jewish world from 1950-75
were published in the seven-
volume Igroth Moshe (Letters of
Moshe). He also published, be-
tween 1948-79, 13 volumes of
Talmudic commentary, Dibroth
Moshe (Moshe's Statements).
Feinstein was born in 1895 in
Uzda, near Pinsk, Russia, and
was reared in an atmosphere of
rabbinic scholarship and respon-
sibility. Following his ordination
in 1921, Feinstein assumed the
rabbinate in Luban, Russia, a
position be held until 1936. But
for more than 10 years he was
under house arrest in Luban for
religious activies. Through
diplomatic intervention, he
suceeded in obtaining an exit
visa to the U.S.

Jos. Greenberg

Joseph Greenberg, 67, an
executive with Diamond
Mortgage Corp., died March 22.
He was a native of Detroit.
He leaves his wife, Gusta; a
son, Barton; his mother, Mrs.
Samuel (Esther) Greenberg; a
brother, Milton; a sister, Mts.
Joseph (Sophie) Lupovich; and
five grandchildren.

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