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December 21, 1990 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-12-21

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TORAH PORTION

New
Arrivals

European crafted cribs
and furniture plus
unique bedding and
accessories provide the
ideal background for
that Very Important
Baby. Bellini also offers
youth furniture that
grows with your child.

1 875 S. WOODWARD • BIRMINGHAM 48011

1 Block North of 14 Mile

644-0525

Livonia Jewish Congregation

Introduces Our

Offers Its

NEW RELIGIOUS LEADER
RABBI CRAIG L. ALLEN

SANCTUARY & OTHER
FACILITIES

The Congregation Offers:
For Your
• Adult Ed Classes
BAR/BAT MITZVAH
• Sunday School Classes
• Sisterhood
Now Accepting Reservations
• Bar/Bat Mitzvah Classes
For Affairs Scheduled
• Social Hall
Through 1991
Family Like Atmosphere
Reasonable Membership Dues
Call Sarah Smith at 474-5557
Call Bill Offerman 474-8051
Or our office at 477 - 8974
Or More Information Call 477-8974
L.J.C., 31840 W. 7 Mile Rd., Livonia

1

Sheldon Weintrob, M.A., L.L.P

Announces The Opening
Of His
Private Practice
Specializing In

• Substance Abuse Counseling • Family Counseling
• Marital Counseling • Adolescent Counseling • Individual Adult Counseling

645-1651
Birmingham

625.4401
Clarkston

"Where You Come First"

Kosins

Uptown

Southfield Rd. at
11 1 /2 Mile • 559-3900

Big & Tall

Southfield at
10 1 /2 Mile • 569-6930

VALERIE TAYLOR

FASHION RESALE

Exclusively Women's Clothing
and Accessories
Current Fashions Sizes 2-14

111111'1844 S. Woodward
Birmingham

1 block North of 14 Mile Rd

540-9548

32581 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48018
(313) 737-7122

40

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1990

"We Pay Cash for Fine
Clothing and
Accessories"

Mon-Fri 12 noon-6 pm
Sat 11 am-6 pm
Closed Sunday

Life's Values

Continued from preceding page

his rescue; the birth of man.
Joseph seems to be two quite
different persons as a result of
this experience.
Before, he was a conceited,
arrogant, boastful and
tactless, young man —
thoroughly spoiled by a
doting father who showered
every sort of luxury on him.
How Joseph loved it.
The new Joseph that
emerged was humble, in-
dustrious, willing to do his
work in an acceptable way.
He endeared himself to peo-
ple and fostered their confi-
dent trust in him. Can one
imagine a more striking con-
trast in the life of one man?
The troubles Joseph under-
went caused him to ripen and
develop. The trials became a
refining process, purifying his
character, deepending his
sympathy and expanding his
vision. A lad was cast into the
pit. A man emerged. Could a
lesser person have stood up
under such indignities as
were heaped upon Joseph?
Torn from his father's arms,
sold into slavery, brought to a
strange land, lied about by
his master's wife and then
cast into prison — yet he was
not broken or conquered.
Joseph had developed a
technique by which to turn
sorrow into opportunity.
Joseph refused to succumb
to self-pity. He refused to see
his troubles as a punishment.
He looked upon his handicap
as a challenge. He went for-
ward to accept that which life
had given him and to triumph
over adversity.
Joseph learned another
aspect of maturity. Self-
centeredness is a curse and
relationship is a blessing.
Joseph the boy wanted and
dreamed about getting the
things widely prized in this
world: wealth, position, honor,
ease and power. Joseph's
dream antagonized his

brothers and even had his in-
dulgent father suspicious of
him.
Somewhere along the road
to maturity, Joseph learned
that the things which in his
dreams had delighted him
were not all he needed. Much
as he might want his brothers
to bow down to him (as they
finally did), he needed some-
thing from them he could not
force: their love and trust. He
discovered that he needed
family and loved ones and,
further, he had learned what
he must do to be worthy of
them. Joseph found out that
love, affection, and esteem are
essential to life, that all the
power and wealth in the
world without them are ashes
and dust.
As viceroy of Pharaoh,
Joseph was famous and
powerful, obeyed and feared
by all. His wealth and
shrewdness grew steadily, it
seems, but not his circle of
loved ones and friends. Until
his brothers came to Egypt,
driven there by famine,
Joseph had everything he had
dreamed of as a boy — every-
thing except a family who lov-
ed him. He must have
thought his life full and com-
plete until the sight of those
men and his sense of separa-
tion from them ripped off the
veil and revealed the
hollowness of all he had. It
was then that Joseph, the
man, realized something that
had been hidden from Joseph
the boy: he needed loved ones
as much as they needed him.
The mature person enters
the world of relationships in
which no boundaries are set,
except for those that are a
consequence of our own
capacity to love, to care. A tru-
ly happy person finds the
richest values of his life not so
much in what belongs to him,
as in the persons and in-
terests to which he belongs.



NEWS I

Asked To Treat Barbie,
Jewish Doctor Delays

Paris (JTA) — The Jewish
doctor who was asked by the
attorney of convicted Nazi
Klaus Barbie to treat his
client for cancer has not yet
responded to the request.
Professor Leon Schwart-
zenberg, one of France's
leading oncologists, has been
placed in an ethical and
moral quandary by lawyer
Jacques Verges.
Mr. Barbie, the "butcher of
Lyon," who is serving a life
sentence for crimes against
humanity, is said to be suf-
fering from terminal cancer.

Dr. Schwartzenberg's
parents died at Auschwitz.
So far, he has not flatly re-
jected the plea. But, as he
said here last week, he has
not been officially summon-
ed by the authorities of St.
Joseph's Penitentiary in
Lyon, the fortress-like max-
imum security prison where
Mr. Barbie is incarcerated.
Mr. Verges, who carried
out an often anti-Zionist
diatribe during the 1987
Barbie trial, is asking for his
client's release from prison
on grounds that he is dying.

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