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March 04, 1988 - Image 112

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-03-04

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Mickey Shorr

Moses "Mickey" Shorr, one
of Detroit's more colorful rock
and roll disc jockeys, died Feb.
27 at age 61.
A native Detroiter, Shorr
began his entertainment
career by doing comedy
routines in burlesque houses.
Later, he did his own radio
commercials for a car seat
cover business he and his
brother owned. Former radio
station WJBK AM hired him
as a disk jockey. In 1956, he
left WJBK for WXYZ-AM.
At WXYZ, he became a
favorite of Detroit teenagers,
but was caught up in the
payola scandals of the late
1950s, and in 1959 he was
fired. He moved to California
where he was in sales, but left
for Chicago. In the late 1960s,
he returned to Detroit to open
a car stereo business, Mickey
Shorr's Tape Shack, the
forerunner of his three
Mickey Shorr Car Stereo
stores, which he sold in 1984.
He is survived by his wife,
May; a son, Dan; a daughter,
Debby; a brother and two


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Leo Weingarden, founder
and owner of the Saxony
Building Co., died Feb. 28 at
age 72.
Born in Detroit, Mr. We-
ingarden was past com-
mander of the Roy Green Post
of the Jewish War Veterans, a
member of the Old Newsboys
Goodfellows, a former board
member of the old Beth Aaron
synagogue, a member of the
National Association of
Physical Handicapped.
Following his retirement
from the building business,
he became active in a number
of causes benefitting the
He leaves his wife,
Geraldine; two daughters,
Mrs. Carl (Beth) Riseman of
Lapeer and Mrs. William
(Marcy) Dickieson; a brother,
Samuel; two sisters, Shirley
and Mrs. Albert (Molly) Gor-
don; and four grandchildren.

Seymour Siegel,

New York (JTA) — Rabbi
Seymour Siegel, a theologian
who brought a liberal ap-
proach to Conservative
Judaism and a conservative
approach to politics, died Feb.
24 at age 61.
As Ralph Simon professor of
ethics and theology at the
Jewish Theological Seminary

and as chairman of the Com-
mittee on Jewish Law and
Standards of the Rabbinical
Assembly, both Conservative
institutions, Rabbi Siegel was
guided in his interpretations
of Torah law by an adherence
to ethical standards.
The committee ruled in
1973 that women could be
counted in a minyan and in
1985 to allow women to be or-
dained as Conservative
Rabbi Siegel also was an
authority on Jewish medical
ethics and had been prepar-
ing a book on the topic. He
maintained close ties with
both the Nixon and Reagan
Administrations and served
on the President's Commis-
sion on Ethics in Medicine
and Biomedical Research and
on the Avisory Council of the

Republican National Com-
mittee. For two years he serv-
ed as the executive director of
the United States Holocaust


manager of one of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women's retail shops, died
Feb. 24 at age 73.
Born in Hungary, Mrs.
Benedek was a member of the
Greater Detroit Section, Na-
tional Council of Jewish
She leaves her husband,
Joseph; a son, Michael; a
brother, Theodore Irsay of
New Jersey; and two

`Bible Belt A Guarantor
Of Fundamental Rights'

New York — A leading
Reform rabbi who fled to the
United States shortly after
the Nazis took over Austria
contends that the Holocaust
cannot happen in this coun-
try. America's "Bible Belt,"
he contends, is a national
"safety belt" and "enduring
guarantee' of the fuUdamen-
tal rights and freedoms of all
The argument was set forth
by Rabbi Joshua Haberman,
formerly senior rabbi of the
Washington Hebrew Con-
gregation and now a visiting
professor at Washington
Theological Union and presi-
dent of the Foundation for
Jewish Studies.
Haberman expressed the
conviction in an essay in
Policy Review, a publication of
the Heritage Foundation, a
conservative think-tank in
the nation's capitol.
Haberman made it clear
that he was using the term
"Bible Belt" as a metaphor
for his belief, derived from
wide travels in the South,
that Americans generally
possess "biblically-grounded
moral standards and faith in
God, deeply rooted in and
reinforced by all levels of ac-
tivity." This acts "as barriers
against the excesses of
governmental power than can
lead to totalitarianism."
That commitment, he
wrote, goes back to the
Pilgrims, who, he declared,
"were steeped in the Bible."
The rabbi asserted that, like
the ancient Hebrews, "the

Pilgrims saw themselves as
in covenant with God, a cove-
nant spelled out in the Bible."

That "veneration of the
Scriptures as supreme law,"
he argued, "was the germ of
the all-important political
philosophy — the very heart
of our democracy — which
recognizes a government of
laws and not of men."
Contending that "the Bible
has been our foremost armory
in the struggle for political
independence and human
rights," the rabbi said that
this religiously grounded
outlook animated the Foun-
ding Fathers. He said they
"could not have mobilized a
revolutionary army if the peo-
ple had not come to believe
that liberty was their bir-
thright and that it was man-
dated by Holy Writ."
Haberman agreed that
Americans owe the birth of
the United States to George
Washington, "but it was
[President Abraham] Lincoln
who made the issue of human
rights co-equal with political
freedom." Lincoln's "idealism
and rhetoric are biblical
throughout," he added.
lb suspend biblical morali-
ty makes possible "all the
atrocities of Hitler, Stalin and
other totalitarian rulers," the
rabbi contended. He insisted
that "it is no accident that
the Soviet State and Hitler's
Third Reich both identified
the Bible and its teachers as
primary enemies."

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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