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A Wonderful Network
I was not aware of the wonderful services you have for the Jewish
community of Detroit. Foremost is the Jewish Hospice and
I am a native of Detroit who made aliyah many years ago. I
left my family behind and came to visit them every year. When
my mother began her decline, my visits became more frequent
until we reached a stage where we needed help and guidance.
That is how we met the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network.
It deserves to be recognized for the wonderful service, help and
guidance provided to the community.
My mother, Sara Kravitz, died at peace and was aided by two
very dedicated and amazing people: Rabbi Avie Shapiro and
Rabbi Shapiro, besides being a warm and caring person who
always has time and patience to listen and be attentive to others,
helped me personally to face my mother's death with prayer and
comfort. His job is to be the accompanying rabbi, which he does
superbly. But his personal warmth and caring are something
extra beyond his job requirements. He is always there for you, no
matter when you need him.
Nathan Shiovitz has the most exquisite soul of anyone I have
ever met. He overcomes his own difficulties just to be there and
give comfort. He is giving and loving and accompanies the fami-
lies in pain who have to face their final goodbye for their loved
ones. His emotional and loving support cannot be measured.
What a fine human being!
With people like these, the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy
Network staff should be rated in excellence. I am so happy their
service exists. Their kindness already places them in Olam Haba
(Heaven). So may they all have wonderful things happen to them
in this life.
Petah Tikvah, Israel
"When you go for the
gold... you always win"
JEWELLERS / GEMOLOGISTS
across Coolidge from the Somerset Collection
3001 West Big Beaver, Suite 112
Troy, Michigan 48084
248.649.1122 / 800.SCHUBOT
Relative to "Primary Focus" (July 3, A13): Thank you for making
the community aware of candidates' positions. Respectfully, cave-
ats are necessary to accurately represent my position.
•Downtown. I support downtown development, but only if
retailers sign written agreements to lease or purchase property
for a minimum of three years. People need human interaction,
which a downtown provides. However, present economic realities
must be taken into consideration.
• Bike Path. I support a bike path, but only if the matter is put
to another vote. Costs were significantly understated in the initial
• Roads. I support funds being directed to the repair of
Orchard Lake Road before additional roundabouts are con-
•Appropriate Decorum. Appropriate respect for citizens and
other elected officials is essential to proper governance of our
community. Citizens need to feel comfortable presenting their
concerns to the township board, without fear of intimidation.
Proper, respectful treatment of others is always a necessity.
Scott J. Winnick, candidate
West Bloomfield Township trustee
Laurel Stuart-Fink of West Bloomfield, whose letter "Pipes' Bias"
ran on June 28 (A8), said, "I believe that a fairminded reading of
my previous letter makes it quite clear I am was not endorsing
Senator Barack Obama, but only independent thinking!"
She added, "Thus, I think we must each study the legislation,
how the candidates vote and decide for ourselves whether we
think a vote is in favor of or against Israel's best interests:'
Our JN Mission
July 10 • 2008
Kevin F Prihod
president and CEO
Detroit Science Center
The Jewish News aspires to communicate news and opinion that's useful, engaging, enjoyable and unique. It strives to reflect the full range of diverse viewpoints
while also advocating positions that strengthen Jewish unity and continuity. We desire to create and maintain a challenging, caring, enjoyable work environment that
encourages creativity and innovation. We acknowledge our role as a responsible, responsive member of the community. Being competitive, we must always strive to
be the most respected, outstanding Jewish community publication in the nation. Our rewards are informed, educated readers, very satisfied advertisers, contented
employees and profitable growth.
Stay The Course
Once again, Palestinian Arabs occupying Gaza, despite their well-
publicized promises, are firing missiles into Israel, causing more
destruction and injuries. Once again, Israel adheres to agree-
ments and the Palestinian Arabs violate them.
So much for the "peace process"
Anyone with good intentions and half a brain can see that
the so-called "peace process" is, at best, a stacked-deck farce
designed to put an end to Israel.
Just connect the dots. Every goodwill gesture, every conces-
sion, every surrender of land by Israel is met by a resumption
of violence, a continuation of aggression and an escalation of
demands by the Palestinian Arabs.
Since Israel foolishly surrendered Gaza three years ago, there
have been thousands of missiles fired into Israel and many
armed border incursions, which have resulted in immense dam-
age, hundreds of casualties and several deaths. And as long as
Israel doesn't fight to win, there will be no end in sight
Stop the insanity now No more concessions. No more surren-
der. No more goodwill gestures. Let the Palestinian Arabs prove
beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are willing to accept the
existence of Israel as a Jewish state. And let them demonstrate
that they are now as committed to living peacefully with Israel as
they have been addicted to wiping her off the map.
Michigan can certainly take pride in its favorite son, Bill
Davidson, for his recently announced gift to the Institute of
Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel
("Davidson Gift," July 10,A22)
Davidson's commitment to math and science skills for chil-
dren everywhere is a model for Michigan's business leaders and
all those who support the growth of technology.
The Detroit Science Center, one of the 10 largest science muse-
urns in the United States, is committed to inspiring the next gen-
eration of Michigan's engineers by exciting them about math and
science. Our new middle school, which will open at the Science
Center in 2009, is a further commitment to educate children
through a rigorous math and science curriculum. Like Davidson,
we recognize that educating and inspiring young people to pur-
sue careers in engineering and technology is vital for the success
and prosperity of a state or a country.
Israel is an example of a country with limited natural resourc-
es that has prospered due to a commitment to technological
leadership. We function in a global economy and the technologi-
cal success of a staunch ally like Israel will help the United States
and Michigan in the long term.
We congratulate Davidson for his vision and commitment to
making the world better through enhanced science and math