- Category : Writers-Religion-Philosophy
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Alignment 1
Swiss jurist, author and astrologer. Born in Zürich in a Jewish family, he graduated 1930 from the gymnasium (high school) in Berlin, where his father was employed as an engineer. He began to study law in Berlin, then continued in his hometown Zürich, completing his Dr.jur. in 1934. He worked at the Zürich courts until retirement at age 65 in 1976.
He was president of the complaint commission of Swiss cinemas, member of the board of the Jewish Association of Zürich and president of the archive of Jewish history and art.
In 1941, he published Jüdische Selbstkritik, which an antiquary book seller describes as "scarce work on Jewish self-criticism on the nature and policies of the Jewish people, written by an anti-Zionist Swiss Jew". He published further books on Jewish political issues, biographies and, in 2005, an autobiography Gelebtes Leben, where he also discusses his own astrologcial chart. All his life he was involved in astrology.
He was married to his wife from 1962 until her death in 2003.
Zipkes died on 3 April 2013 in Zürich, nearly 102 years old.