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November 21, 1986 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-21

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Continued from. Page 18

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WOMEN OF JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

invite you to attend their

57th

David Techner of the Ira Kaufman Chapel; "We put all our
emphasis on the living."

ANNUAL DONOR EVENT

SHIRLEY KRAFT

BEA FEIGELMAN

President
Women of Jewish National Fund

Vice President of Fund Raising
Women of Jewish National Fund

Please help by supporting our

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AND RECREATION FACILITY

Join us at 12 noon
Tuesday, December 9, 1986

CONGREGATION SHAAREY ZEDEK
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Musical Program
Featuring

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for information call:
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
18877 W. Ten Mile Rd.

Suite 104
Southfield, Mich. 48075

557-6644

Bea (Mrs. Julius) Feigelman —

President
Bess (Mrs. Jacob) Axelrod —
Program Chairman

Shirley (Mrs. Jules) Kraft —
Vice-President of Fund Raising

ISRAEL NEEDS YOU NOW!

22

Friday, November 21, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

" 'What is the proper thing
to do?' is the mourner's first
question," Rabbi Schwartz
explains.
But Rabbi Schnipper coun-
sels against taking on tradi-
tional habits and respon-
sibilities all at once. "Be
yourself, don't become some-
thing you're not. You don't
suddenly switch on. You
learn. And through learning
you become."
Judaism is a vast civiliza-
tion, rich in tradition and
ethics. What is so special
about the Jewish way of
death and mourning?
"I see a preponderance of
traditions and customs given
to the comfort of the mour-
ners ..." says Rabbi
Schwartz. "That is a marvel-
ous thing."
Kaufman Chapel's Techner

relates what a non-Jewish
colleague told him of her ex-
perience in mourning:
"She said, 'You know, I've
gone through this whole ex-
perience. Three days of
mourning and then the fun-
eral. It was the one time in
my life that I really wished I
was Jewish.'
"We put no emphasis on
the body," Techner continues.
"She said they spend three
days grieving over the body.
Not over the loss, over the
body. She said it was tor-
ture."
Rabbi Levin has only re-
cently entered the funeral
business. "It takes time to get
used to," he says. "But death
is a part of life. Now I don't
fear death as much as I used
to." ❑

Poll Says Jews Still
Support Democrats

New York (JTA) — Jewish
voters seemed generally to
have stayed with the Demo-
ratic Party, but they also
voted for Republican can-
didates with records of sup-
port for Jewish concerns.
This was the evaluation of the
Jewish choices in the Nov. 4
elections by Dr. David Gor-
dis, executive vice president
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, last week.
"Moderation appears to be
the order of the day among
Jewish voters and the Amer-
can electorate as a whole," he
explained.
He said that American
Jews "appear to have main-
tained and even intensified
their liberal political stance

and Democratic party orien-
tation." He pointed to ABC
News reports of Jewish votes
for Sen. Alan Cranston (D.
Calif.), 85 percent; Gov. Mario
Cuomo (D. N.Y.), 84 percent;
and newly elected Sen. Bob
Graham (D. Fla.), 76 percent.

Meanwhile, he noted that
conservative and Republican
candidates with "strong
records supportive of Jewish
concerns, particularly the
welfare of the State of Israel
... garnered significant sup-
port American Jews. He cited
ABC News reports of the
Jewish voting for Sen. Arlen
Specter (R. Pa.), 55 percent;
and Sen. Alfonse amato (R.
N.Y.), 34 percent.

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