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May 22, 1992 - Image 72

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-22

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NI I 'T'ZIVA.
H EROES

WHAT IS A

MITZVAH HERO?

C

ontrary to popular opinion, the
word mitzvah does not mean
"good deed," suggesting an op-
tional act. It means "commandment" or
"religious duty."
Each year, The Jewish News honors
men and women in our community who
feel so commanded to perform acts of re-
markable kindness. They don't do it for
awards. They don't do it for plaques.
They don't do it for recognition.
They do it because they feel it is their
duty to help others.
"We are so fortunate to be able to see
and hear and have a home," said one of
this year's Mitzvah Heroes. "I think it's
important that, as a Jew, I give some
of that back."
These are the Mitzvah Heroes: the
gentle souls who, day in and day out, qui-
etly go about doing kindnesses. Or, in
the words of writer Danny Siegel, "They
live a life suffused with good works."
The Jewish News received more than
50 nominations for the 1992 Mitzvah He-
roes. The three winners were selected by
a panel comprising Rabbi A. Irving
Schnipper of Congregation Beth Abra-
ham Hillel Moses, Temple Emanu-El
Administrator Ellen Goldman, Rabbi
Avraham Jacobovitz of Machon L'Torah,
Jewish News Associate Publisher Arthur
Horwitz, Managing Editor Phil Jacobs
and Assistant Editor Elizabeth Apple-
baum.

IUEKJIUIII Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community =wag

THE JEWISH NEWS

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SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN 48034

FAX: (313) 354-6069 OFFICE: (313) 354-6060

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1992

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