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Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Defray Beach and Highland Beach
Volume 4 Number 3
Boca Raton, Florida Friday, January 15,1982
1C FMM Shochti
i Price 35 Cents
Keg of Dynamite'
Block Jewish All-Star Hoopster
Big Hit at Yeshiva University
Karen Kaufman
Shirley Enselberg
Kaufman, Enselberg to
Co-Chair Keynoters Luncheon
Margie Baer, chairperson of
the Women's division of the 1982
UJA Federation campaign an-
nounces the appointment of
Karen Kaufman and Shirley
Enselberg as co-chairpeople for
the Keynoters luncheon.
The luncheon will be held on
Wednesday. Feb. 24. A minimum
contribution to the Women's
division campaign of $300 has
been established for this event.
campaign for the 1979 and 1980
drives. She is past president of
the South County Jewish Com-
munity Day School and has been
on United Jewish Appeal's cab-
inet of the National Young
Both chairpeople indicate that
they expect a large turnout for
the luncheon. The committee is
presently being formed.
If you're black, Jewish,
and wear a yarmulka in the
streets, you're bound to
attract some attention,
says Boston's black Jewish
basketball star, Joseph
But attention of a different
sort is what Eaves is being paid
in New York City, where his ball-
playing is held responsible for
getting Yeshiva University's
Maccabees off to their finest start
in 30 years.
LED BY Eaves in assists and
shooting percentages, the team's
5-0 record and first-place stan-
ding in the Independent Athletic
Conference, has been spinning
heads at the University and even
some among the normally blase
New York sports press.
"A keg of dynamite," is how
Dr. Johnny Halpert, Yeshiva
University's basketball coach,
describes the lithe, 5 ft. 9 in.
Boston guard.
Halpert points to his team's
record last year, 3-17, as an ex-
ample of what Eaves has done for
his ball game.
"He's the fastest guard that
we've ever seen here," Halpert
says. Halpert also attributes
some other fine performances by
Joseph's teammates to Eaves'
adroit ball-handling and inspira-
tional attitude.
EAVES CAME to Yeshiva
University from Boston's Mai-
monides Hebrew Academy,
where he stirred local interest
with a 29 pt. average and where
he was chosen for the Boston
area's Metro All-Star Team.
He might have traveled any-
where to play basketball with
that background but instead
chose to go to a school that of-
fered a strong Jewish studies
"I was drawn to learn more
about our people because they
have survived as Jews for cen-
turies, even without a home-
land," Eaves explains. "It is
amazing when you consider all of
the nations that have emerged
and perished throughout his-
tory," Eaves said.
Another force behind his choice
of Yeshiva University: his
father. Rabbi Jehu Eaves, a pul-
pit rabbi at Congregation Beth El
in Hartford, Conn., went into the
rabbinate after a brush with
death in World War II. Rabbi
Eaves was born Jewish, and his
father was Jewish. Joseph ex-
plains that a great grandfather in
the West Indies was the first to
convert. That ancestor settled in
Jacksonville, Fla.
to Boston, where he received his
ordination. He met and married
Joseph's mother, a black Jew
Continued on Page 12
The speaker for the luncheon
will be Howard Stone, missions
director for the United Jewish
Appeal. Stone has lived many
years in Israel and is a frequent
visitor to the country. He is an
exciting and informative speaker
who is in great demand through-
out the country.
Kaufman is a past board mem-
ber of the National Council of
Jewish Women, a member of
Temple Beth El, active in the
South County Jewish Commu-
nity Day School, a member of the
Federation Young Leadership
Program and is member of the
board of the Federation.
Enselberg is a member of the
board of the South County Jew-
ish Federation and is a past vice
president. She was co-chair-
person of the Women's division
Hands Off
West Bank
WASHINGTON-(JTA)-President Reagan has
warned Israel that it would be a serious mistake to annex
the West Bank and asserted that if Israel did so it "would
be nullifying" the Camp David peace process. Reagan
made his remarks last week in reply to questions on the
NBC-TV "White Paper," a nationally televised review of
his Administration's first year in office.
deputy spokesman Alan Romberg denied reports from
Israel that Secretary of State Alexander Haig would play
a major role in the autonomy talks between Israel and
Egypt. Replying to questions, Romberg said, "I have
nothing to suggest that a decision has been taken in any
sense on a special negotiator at this point, much less that
he (Haig) would be the individual."
Pentagon Proposes
$1.7 Billion in Aid
For Israel in '83
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Pentagon con-
firmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that it is pro-
posing $1.7 billion in military aid to Israel for fiscal year
1983. This amount, if approved by the Administration,
will be part of the fiscal 1983 foreign assistance bill to be
submitted to Congress for approval. It is $300 million
more than the military aid approved for fiscal 1982.
ACCORDING TO Pentagon sources, the sum was
decided on before Israel annexed the Golan Heights on
Dec. 14, precipitating an angry confrontation with the
Reagan Administration.
Defense Department officials were quoted as saying
that the $300 million boost is a "level of credit rather than
an appropriation" and "not a great amount considering
the size of the forces the Israelis must maintain in the
cruel inflation suffered by Israel." Israel reportedly had
asked for $1.9 billion in military aid for fiscal 1983.
Abramson Family Holds Benefit for Lautenberg Center at Hebrew U.
The Abramson family of Clif-
ton, New Jersey, Boca Raton and
Delrav will hold a cocktail party
benefiting the Lautenberg Center
for General and Tumor
Immunology at the Hebrew Uni-
versity at the home of Edith
Abramson, Del-Aire Golf Club on
Jan. 31 at 4 p.m.
Speaking at the special meet-
ing will be Dr. Zalman Ben-
Saaaon, research scientist at the
Lautenberg Center. Dr. Ben-
Saaaon will diacuss cancer re-
search in terms of immunology
outlining the existing projects
now under way at the Lautenberg
Center and in Joint ventures
Joining with Dr. Ben-Sasson
will be Irving Brawer, national
dbttmm of the Society of Re-
search Asaociatee for the Lau-
tenberg Center.
The Lautenberg Center for
General and Tumor Immunology
of Hebrew University Hadassah
Medical School was founded in
1968. Immunologists had worked
for many years in various unite of
the University's Faculty of
Medicine prior to the creation of
the Center, but the absence of a
central academic framework and
of adequate facilities had
hampered development of the
yjpHna of immunology.
To give impetus to the ad-
vancement of thia science, which
in recent yean had come to the
forefront of many important and
rapidly evolving fields of modem
medicine and biology, a new and
independent research and teach-
ing department, the Lautenberg
Center was established. In taking
thia step, Hebrew University
provided a framework for realiz-
ing its large potential of talent in
an area of scholarship that
promises to make salient contri-
butions to human welfare.
Frank R. Lautenberg of Mont-
clair, N.J., provided a major
impetus to the development of
immunologkal science at the
Hebrew University Hadassah
Medical School by facilitating the
creation of its Department of
Immunology. In recognition of
his generosity and of his concern
with all aspects of the Depart
ment's functions an involve-
ment continuous to the present -
the University in 1971 named the
Department of Immunology the
Lautenberg Center for General
a&d Tumor Immnnnl^igy
Today, the Lautenberg Center,
one of the largest and most active
units in the biomedical sciences
at Hebrew Universtiy, is inter-
nationally recognized as a major
seat of investigation and training
in immunology.
The Lautenberg Center is now
staffed by more than 80 workers
of all ranks. Nearly 500 publica-
tions reports of original research
in central journals of the field,
chapters in testa and in sympo-
sium publications, review arti-
clee, books, and abstracts of lec-
tures presented at international
scientific convocations have ori-
ginated at the Center.
Edith Abramson, a long sup-
porter of the Lautenberg Center
argues strongly for support of the
research institute: "The question
is often asked." she said, "why
supDort the Lautenberg Center in
Continued on Page 7-A

TAg Jewish Fjondian of South County
Friday. January IK, 1962
Reagan Denies U.S. Put End to Strategic Memo
borders after April. 1982" when
its withdrawal from Sinai be-
comes final.
President Reagan has
denied that the U.S. can-
celed its month-old
strategic cooperation
agreement with Israel when
his Administration an-
nounced on Dec. 18 that it
was suspended, four days
after Israel annexed the
Golan Heights.
The President, who made his
remarks in an interview with the
Miami Herald, did not predict
when the suspension would be
lifted. But he appeared to reject
Premier Menachem Begins con-
tention, in a blistering attack on
U.S. behavior toward Israel, that
the agreement is now null and
void. Begin had accused the U.S.
of "abrogating" the pact.
SPEAKING TO the Herald's
Washington Bureau chief before
leaving on his Christmas vaca-
tion, Reagan took a conciliatory
approach toward Begin. He said
the Israeli Premier's criticism of
the U.S. was "a little harsh" but
Doubt Said to Grow Over
Genscher's Visit to Israel
Bonn government is hesita-
ting over a visit to Israel by
Foreign Minister Hans-
Dietrich Genscher which
was announced several
months ago although no
date was set. Informed
diplomatic sources in-
dicated that a decision will
be influenced by whether
President Francois Mitter-
rand of France goes ahead
with his scheduled trip to
Israel next month.
French sources said last month
that Mitterrand would postpone
his trip to dramatize France's
displeasure over Israel's annexa-
tion of the Golan Heights. The
Foreign Ministry in Paris would
neither confirm nor deny those
reports but hinted that the Presi-
dent would wait until the Golan
issue cooled down to announce
the postponement so as not to
overly embarrass the Israeli
to keep diplomatic and political
contacts with Israel at a low
level. Their position was
strengthened by Israel's Golan
move. Others anrue that this
would mean deepening the rift
between the two countries. Most
diplomats agree that if Mitter-
rand goes to Israel, Genscher
could not afford not to go there
Foreign Minister Genscher
But diplomatic sources made it
clear that a visit to Israel by
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt is
out of the question. Schmidt has
a standing invitation from Israel,
first extended seven years ago to
the Chancellor of West Germany
by then Premier Yitzhak Rabin.
But Schmidt was the target of a
bitter personal attack by Premier
Menachem Begin during his
campaign for reelection last
Nevertheless, Bonn-Israel re-
ations took a turn for the better
last week when the director
pneral of the Foreign Ministry
held talks in Jerusalem. They
were described here as friendly
and helpful. The issues covered
included the Golan annexation
and Israel's relations with the
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added, "Friends sometimes have
arguments, and I guess this is
one of them."
The interview was published
shortly after Israel's Am-
bassador-designate to the U.S.
Moshe Arens, expressed strong
criticism of the U.S. Middle East
policy in a radio interview in
Jerusalem over the weekend and
claimed that American "punitive
activities" against Israel are un-
According to Arens, a Herat
hardliner who is chairman of the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee, the U.S. is
moving away from the Camp
David accords and closer to the
Saudi Arabian position as stated
in Crown Prince Fahd's eight-
point plan first enunciated last
August and flatly rejected by Is-
"THE WAY I perceive Ameri-
can actions and American policy
is that the U.S., in effect, decided
to adopt the Saudi Arabian posi-
tion on Middle East issues,"
Arens said. "When they do that I
think they do not really realize
the Saudi Arabians do not have
any positions of their own. They
are the positions of the Palestine
Liberation Organization or (Col.
Muammar) Khadafy (of Libya) or
Syria because the Saudis feel
they have to give in to the threat
of the most extreme people in the
Arab camp. That is the reason
they bankroll the PLO and other
extremist elements."
He claimed that "The Ameri-
cans have mistakenly come to the
view that Saudi Arabia is a
moderate country and a stable
country which can make a contri-
bution to the peace process.
There is nothing further from the
truth. What is most serious is
that the U.S. seems to have de-
cided to put pressure on Israel to
accept the Saudi position and
this probably involves moving
away from the Camp David ac-
Arens defended Begin's angry
attack on the U.S. which he de-
livered on Dec. 20 after Washing-
ton suspended the strategic
cooperation agreement. He said
someone other than Begin might
have used a "different tone." But
he contended that Begin's bitter
recriminations against the U.S.
were justified because "such dis-
criminatory and punitive action
is usually reserved for states al-
ready at war or on the verge of
hostilities." According to Arens,
he could recall nothing like them
since the freezing of Japanese as-
sets in the U.S. shortly before
Pearl Harbor.
Terrorists Have
Hit List

tinian terrorists have compiled a
'hit list" of 60 targets in Austria,
mostly Jewish or linked to Israel,
the dail Kurier reported. Accord-
ing to the newspaper, the list was
found by police investigating the
synagogue bombing here last
August and the murder last May
of city councilman Heinz Nittel. i
friend of Israel.
On the list for terrorist attack
were the Jewish community
.center, the Israel Embassy, the
I offices of El Al, the Israeli airline,
a kosher restaurant, the homes of
Israel Embassy staff members,
the Israel Tourist Office and the
Jewish Welcome Service and the
offices of the Austrian resistance
fighters organizations.
Kurier said the list had been
circulated among various ex-
tremist Palestinian groups but
gave no source for that in-
formation. The paper nM that
police believe the former
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion representative in Vienna,
Ghazi Hussein, who waa expelled
from Austria recently, might
have compiled the list with the
help of his wife. The list was amid
to be out of date with respect tc
jome of the targets which have
knoved to different locations.
ARENS SAID Washington's
measures would be counterpro-
ductive and would only stiffen
Israel's resolve not to budge on
an issue vital to its security.
Israeli Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon also had sharp words for
the U.S. in a weekend interview
published in Yediot Achronot. He
said that by suspending the
strategic cooperation agreement,
which he signed with Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
November 30. "The United
States had decided to try to force
Israel to return to the 1967
He said Israel had moved to
extend its law to the Golan
Heights in order to make it clear
that it will never return to the
1967 borders. The American re-
sponse, he said, was a breach of
;the strategic cooperation under-
There was nothing in the
agreement which allowed for its
postponement or cancellation,
which makes America's uni-
lateral action all the more serious,
Sharon said.
From combined JTA dispatches
from its Bureaus in Washington,
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Police Destroy Lone Mengele Photo
BONN (JTA) The Federal Police have destroyed
the only known photograph of Josef Mengele, the
notorious death camp doctor at Auschwitz for whom a
warrant of arrest has been issued to stand trial for war
crimes. Mengele is believed to be living in South America.
The photograph was needed for identification.
ITS DESTRUCTION for alleged "constitutional"
reasons was disclosed by the Frankfurter Rundschau after
the police failed to provide the photograph on the demand
of the State Prosecutor.
A police spokesman confirmed the story. He said the
photo was destroyed under routine clauses of the Con-
stitution for the protection of privacy. The police never-
theless have ordered an investigation.
THE INTERIOR Ministry is playing down the
matter. A spokesman said the photo was destroyed in the
process of "clearing away" old documents. But this par-
ticular photograph was pertinent to an active case. The
warrant for Mengele's arrest was renewed early this year.
It states that he is responsible for the murder of "many
thousands" of Auschwitz inmates, mostly Jews, who he
selected for the gas chambers or for inhumane medical ex-
periments which resulted in death.
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Friday, January 16,1982
A memorial room honoring former Vice
President Hubert H. Humphrey has been
established at the headquarters of the Anti-
Defamation League in New York. Dominated
by a larger-than-life bronze relief of the late
Mr. Humphrey, the room will contain photo-
graphs and other memorabilia depicting his
long career. Participating in the dedication
ceremony were his widow, Mrs. Muriel Hum-
phrey Brown, and son, Hubert H. Humphrey
III (second and third from left); Benjamin R
Epstein, executive vice president of the ADL
Foundation (left); Burton M. Joseph, presi-
dent of the ADL Foundation, and his wife,
Oeri Joseph, former U.S. Ambassador to the
Netherlands, who was principal speaker. The
Josephs were longtime friends and associates
of Mr. Humphrey.
Ghetto Hero's Arrest Assailed in U.S.
The arrest by Polish authorities of the last sur-
viving leader of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising
has been assailed by Rabbi Alexander M. Schind-
ler, president of the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, who charged the military regime
in Poland with "using anti-Semitism in an at-
tempt to whip up public support for its repression
of the Solidarity movement."
In a cable to martial law chief and Prime Minis-
ter Wojciech Jaruzelski, Rabbi Schindler protest-
ed the arrest of Dr. Marek Edelman, command-
er of the underground Jewish resistance move-
ment in Poland during World War II and now one
of the country's leading cardiologists.
Rabbi Schindler noted that Dr. Edelman s per-
sonal prestige as an anti-Nazi partisan had pro-
tected him during earlier periods in Poland's
troubled post-war history. "Now, however," Rab-
bi Schindler said, "the Polish government does
not hesitate to arrest even so prominent and
patriotic a figure as Marek Edelman."
Edgar M. Bronfman, World Jewish Congress
president, is holding wide-ranging talks with
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other
senior governmental authorities during a three-
day visit to Cairo as official guest of the Egyptian
President. Bronfman will also be greeted by the
leadership of the Egyptian Jewish community
during a reception in his honor in the ancient
quarter of Cairo.
The invitation to Bronfman for an official visit
to Egypt was originally extended by the late
President Sadat during the last private meeting
between the two at the time of Sadat's trip to
New York in August. Mubarak subsequently
confirmed the invitation and shortly after assum-
ing office communicated to the WJC his personal
desire to meet with Bronfman.
The American Jewish Committee has urged
U.S. Attorney General William French Smith to
oppose legislation now pending in Congress that
would strip the U.S. Supreme Court and other
Federal courts of their jurisdiction to review cases
concerning organized prayer in the public schools,
as well as those concerning abortion and desegre-
gation of public schools.
In a letter to the Attorney General, Richard L.
Weiss, chairman of AJC'a Domestic Affairs Com-
mission, protested what he characterised aa a
"back door" approach to curtailing the power of
the Federal courts to rule on such matters. Such
an attempt he said, seeks to "tamper with the
separation of powers between the three branches
of government as set forth in the Constitution."
Weiss reminded Attorney General Smith that a
proposed Constitutional amendment to permit
organised prayer in the public schools had pre-
viously failed to command the necessary support
in Congress.
The historic agreement defining areas of re-
sponsibility for service to the world Jewish com-
munity which was signed 35 years ago by
Organization for Rehabilitation through Training
and the Joint Distribution Committee, on Jan-
uary 20, 1947, will he commemorated at the
National Conference of the American ORT
Federation on Jan. 22 to 24, at the Sheraton
Centre in New York.
Delegates from Men's ORT Chapters through-
out the U.S. will participate in the three-day
round of discussions and activities geared to
directing ORT's worldwide network in the 1960's.
Local delegates from Florida will include Robert
M. Levy, president of the Greater Miami Chapter
of ORT.
Among the featured speakers st the AOF
national conference will be Edward M.M. War-
burg, past chairman of the J DC, and Henry Taub,
current J DC president.
The American Jewish Congress, in a friend-of-
the-court brief submitted to the U.C Supreme
Court, defends the right of the National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Colored People to
conduct a boycott in support of civil rights de-
mands and calls on the high court to reverse s
Mississippi Supreme Court ruling prohibiting the
boycott and holding the NAACP liable for
Announcement of the filing was made by Paul
S. Berger, co-chair of the governing council of the
AJ Congress.
Asserting that the lower court decision places
"an unreasonable restraint" on legitimate
political action, the American Jewish Congress
notes that "organized political activity of a kind
long recognized as having constitutional protec-
tion would effectively be prohibited" if the high
court affirms the Mississippi decision.
The successful conclusion of the Israel diamond
cutters' strike marks the beginning of s new era of
growth for the Israel diamond industry, it was
declared this weak by Moshe Schnitzer, president
of the Israel Diamond Exchange and of the World
Federation of Diamond Bourses.
With an increase of 30 percent in piece-rate
wages during the next two years, Israel's skilled
cutters will have more incentive to enhance pro-
duction of the small to medium-size stones which
are in heavy demand in world markets.
Schnitzer pointed out that Israeli diamond cut-
ters are by far the world's most cost-efficient pro-
ducers of quality gam diamonds. The ability of
workers in Israel to obtain the highest percentage
of yield from the rough is said to considerably
lower the coat of Israeli polished stones.
Consul Explains Golan
Mounting Syria Threat,
'Vacuum' in Juridical
Matters Led to Move
mounting threat to Israel's
security from Syria and the
"vacuum" in civilian juridical
matters on the Golan Heights are
the two reasons for Israel's deci-
sion to apply Israeli law to that
territory, captured from Syria in
the 1967 Six-Day War, according
to Naphtali Lavie. the Israeli
Consul General in New York.
Lavie says he does not think
the Israeli action would load to a
crisis with the U.S. But he cites
the failure of U.S. diplomatic ef-
forts to get Syria to remove ita
anti-aircraft missiles from
Lebanon as another reason why
Israel acted on the Golan
a country that has consistently
declared that t will not negotiate
with Israel or recognize it and ia
committed not to reach a peace
agreement with Israel. In that
connection, he quoted a Kuwait
newspaper interview with Syrian
President Hafez Aaaad who re-
portedly said that "even if the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion recognizes Israel, we in Syria
cannot recognize it"
"How," Lavie asked, "could
the Syrians expect Israel to sit
idly and not give its citizens and
settlements on the Golan Heights
the same civilian and juridical
status that any other citizens
now have?" He noted that Syria
has been occupying s major part
of Lebanon, thereby preventing
any settlement of that country's
crisis and posing "a constant
threat on Israel from Lebanese
Lavie said that "In addition to
the Syrian front with Israel, the
Syrians extended the confronta-
tion front with Israel to the
Lebanese front. They are sup-
ported there in addition to the
Syrian forces in Lebanon, by the
PLO forces under their control."
ACCORDING to the Israeli
official, the Druse and Jewish
populations living on the Golan
Heights needed the application of
Israeli law to solve all kinds of
civilian juridical problems which
were so far solved by ad hoc
legislation by the Israeli military
authorities on the Heights. He
said that this means that from
now on the law on the Golan
Heights in civilian mattrs will be
the same as it ia in Kiryat
Shemona and Metulfeh inside Is-
Asked shoot s possible crisis
between Israel and the U.S. aa a
result of Israel's move, Lavie
said: "I do not think that it is
going to lead to a crisis. The U.S.
is sensitive to Israel's problems
on the northern borders and the
difficulties it ia facing. The U.S.
probably also appreciates the
sacrifices Israel made in the Sinai
to Egypt. Israel's decision to
apply ita laws on the Golan
Heights were made in an attempt
to secure Israeli defenses in the
north and we assume that the
U.S. would recognize Israel's
need to secure its border in the
State Dep't. Examining
Reports of Israel's
'Air Violation' Over Iraq
(JTA)- The State Depart-
ment said that the U.S. ia
"looking into" reports that
two Israeli jet fighter
planes violated Iraqi air
space and retreated after
encountering Iraqi aircraft.
The report, from Beirut, said
the Iraqi News Agency confirmed
that Israeli aircraft flew 30 miles
over western Iraq, near the Saudi
Arabian border and were driven
off. The report identified them as
F-15s. An Israeli military
spokesman in Tel Aviv refused to
confirm or deny the report, say-
ing Israel does not disclose de- -
tails of its military movements.
deputy spokesman Alan Rom-
berg said in reply to questions
that Sen. Charles Percy (R., I1L),
chairman of the Foreign Rela-
tions Committee, carried no
massage from Secretary of State
Alexander Haig during his three-
day visit to Israel. Percy ended
his visit with a warning to Israel
to desist from further unilateral
actions" taken "without regard
for the interests of the United
Rombarg was asked if the
Senator's meeting with throe
Palestinian leaders while in Israel
was government sponsored. Ho
replied, "The Administration ob-
viously provides the kind of sup-
port to San. Percy that we would
to anybody hi his position. But it
to his vait. It is not an
Administration visit. I'm not
aware that he carried any
message from Haig.
The Secretary of State, who
delivered a foreign policy speech
devoted mainly to the Polish
situation to the World Affairs
Council of Northern California
and the Commonwealth Club in
San Francisco, wss questioned
about Israel's annexation of the
Golan Heights. He replied:
"I HAVE seen the Golan
Heights ... I flew ove. them It
is a highly strategic piece of real
estate, highly important real es-
tate, and no one could have lived
in Israel and suffered the conse-
quences of that real estate in the
hands of an enemy country with-
out understanding how vital it ia
to Israel.
ft. *
"That ia not suggested by the
recent action which, as you know,
our government opposed. Ws felt
that the determination of the
ultimate distribution of that
territory on the Golan Heights
waa a matter for negotiations
under the provisions of United
Nations Resolution 242, which hi
itself, was written and conceived
to contain the kind of ambiguities
that would have resulted in a
successful outcome of that
Rombarg waa naked about re-
ports that Haig will visit the
Middle East in February, indud
ing a atop in Israel. He said ho
waa aware of the reports but did
not confirm thorn.

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No More Surprises?
Sen. Charles Percy, chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, is the Administra-
tion s latest hatchet man. He went to Israel not to
listen, but to talk. He left Israel issuing a warning-
No more surprises.
In essence, the Administration is saying that
the Golan Heights* annexation was merely the last in
a series of previous surprises, including Israel's
bombing of the Osirak nuclear reactor outside of
Baghdad last June and Israel's attack on the
Palestine Liberation Organization's nerve center in
Beirut shortly thereafter.
Then There's Egypt
The fact is that anything in the arena of foreign
affairs would be a surprise to President Reagan. The
impression being given is that only Israel pulls them.
The latest revisionist statements from the State
Department say otherwise, but wasn't the
Administration surprised by the Soviet Union's
show of force in Poland?
We can ask an even more sensitive question:
Wasn't the Administration surprised by the antics of
President Reagan's sidekick, now ex-National Secur-
ity Adviser Richard Allen, who accepted "gifts"
from the Japanese?
Prime Minister Begin was precisely right when
he scored the Reagan Administration for dealing
with Israel as if it were a vassal state. The point is
that only Israel is expected to act obsequiously;
everyone else can do damned well what they please.
Now that Percy's back, President Reagan him-
self has taken up the no-surprise warning. We
seriously doubt that Prime Minister Begin will tailor
his acts to suit either the President or the State
Department. We wouldn't want to bet that there will
be no more surprises like, for instance, the Egyptian
decision this week to buy French Mirages, a surprise
that is still leaving the Administration's tongue
hanging, no matter what its con men say to the con-
A Frightening Similarity
two biggest stories of 1981 for Jews throughout the
world were the reemergence of what seems like a co-
ordinated revitalization of anti-Semitic activity and
the proliferation of international terrorism.
We wouldn't want to take bets that most people
except Jews themselves, could care less about the
anti-Semitism. But it is clear that the proliferation of
international terrorism has begun to generate fear in
everyone's heart and mind, not just in those of Jews
who were the first victims of terrorist attack not
only in Israel but throughout Europe: Italy, Austria
B Belgium, France.
I Indeed, one of the granddaddies of terrorist ex-
g plosions occurred in Munich, West Germany, during
g the 1972 Olympics, where 11 Israeli athletes were
j murdered by Palestinian machineguns.
Trouble is that the world can not make a distinc-
tion between anti-Semitism and terrorism, ignoring
the one and showing partiality of concern for the
other. In our view, the two are connected. Once
again, whether by mere history or divine scheme,
Jews are at the core of a world struggle for decency
The apocalypse is now.
For those still in doubt, for those who still talk
about liberation'' movements, look to the Red
Brigade in Italy, the Baader-Meinhof in Germany
the IRA in Ireland, the PLO in the Middle East
They are all the same.

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County Jewish Federation by
Alison Kaufman, age 6, daughter
of Karen and Lee Kaufman of
Boca Raton. Alison received
Chanuhah gelt and decided that
she would not spend it all on toys
but would share her wealth with
her fellow Jews. The $11 and the
note were enclosed in an envelope
bearing the simple address "To
Israel Alison is a first grade
student in the South County
Jewish Community Day School
Carl A /pert
Israel's Amour With Bailey Smith
Friday. January 15. 1962
Volume 4
HAIFA When the Rev. Bai-
ley Smith of Oklahoma said in
August, I960, that "God does
not hear the prayers of a Jaw,"
few would have expected that 16
months later he would be
received with honors by the
Preeident of the State of Israel,
the Minister of Religions and
other public personalities here.
I Many will recall that the out-
rageous statement by the in-
fluential preeident of the
Southern Baptist Convention
. elicited a storm of protest from
Jewish circles. What was perhaps
not as well-publiciied was the
contact established with him by
the Anti-Defamation League and
his public apology. In Israel last
month, he told reporters that he
had spoken out of ignorance.
This was not his first visit to
Israel, but this time, he saw it in
different light, he said. Though
the trip was arranged by the
ADL, he hastened to make it
clear that he came at his own ex-
pense. The organization which he
heads has 14 million members,
Christian fundamentalists, to
whom the Holy Land is inex-
tricably associated with their
IN THE PAST, their pilgrim
groups had for the most part
limited their tours to visits to the
Via Dolorosa. Bethlehem, Naza-
reth and other Christian sites.
What little they eaw of the rest of
the country was through the eyes
of their East Jerusalem Arab
guides. All that will be changed,
the Rev. Smith said. Baptist visi-
tors must also get to sse and
understand the miracle of the
modern Israel of the Jews.
He now plane to establish a
Baptist headquarters in Jeru-
salem which will help promote in
tereet in the land by members of
his faith. This is not the first pro-
ject of his denomination in the
country. Motorists on the main
highway just outside of Petach
Tskvah may have seen the sign
marking the location of the Bap-
tist Village, about which I have
written in the past. And in Jeru-
en is the Baptist Center,
headed by the Rev. Robert Lind
ssy. whom I first met 40 years
ago at a Young Judsan seminar
to Ohio.
The Rev. Smith deeply regrets
bis unfortunate etetnmsui. he
says, but at least it opened the
way for a dialogue between Jews
and Baptists. The two groups
have theological differences, he
says, primarily about Jesus, but
they have a thousand things in
common, and he hopes to conduct
ministers, exploring that re-
THE VISITOR spoke frankly,
I and impressed observers here. As
if in anticipation of the charge
that missionary activity is a
fundamental part of the Baptist
program, he enunciated the right
of every Jew to be a Jew. He
itreeeed Christianity's debt to
Judaism. "You have given us the
Bible, the Messiah, the History
of this lend," he said. "Ours is a
family relationship."
He repeated his firm friendship
for Israel, and revealed that he
bad called upon President Rea-
gan not to press the AW ACS sale
to Saudi Arabia, because it would
be harmful to Israel.
At the same time, he made it
clear that he had no authority to
speak for all 14 million members
of the Southern Baptist Con-
vention. There was freedom of
thought in the organization of
which, incidentally, Jimmy
Carter is also a member. Some of
its members openly espouse the
Arab cause. Many Liberal Jewish
groups have also opposed the
SBC because of its eetreme right-
wing views, and ere not happy
about the ADL's wooing of its
Whatever American Jewa may
think, the reception in Israel was
warm. One Hebrew paper head-
lined its story on him: Came to
Make Amends for his Words."
And another: "After Anti-
Semitic Utterances, Rev. Bailey
Smith Transformed into a Lover
of Israel."
Israel Launches Massive
Drive to Halt Hostility
Israel is launching a
massive information cam-
paign abroad to head off
mounting international
criticism of the action by
the Knesset and Cabinet to
apply Israeli law on the
Golan Heights.
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir has dispatched letters to the
foreign ministers of all countries
with which Israel has diplomatic
ties explaining the background
and motives behind the move.
And the Ministry has sent out
information papers to Israeli
legations and diplomatic
missions all over the world re-
plete with legal, strategic end
political arguments
A Ministry spokesman said
this material had been prepared
months ago at the instruction of
Director General David Kimche,
m view of the long-standing
dedaion-in principle to extend Is-
raeli law and administration to
the Golan Heights
IN ALL of these papers and
information guides, the Ministry
has refrained from using the term
"annexation." But neither is it
making a point of differentiating
between what Israel did and
annexation. Israeli diplomats are
instructed to stick precisely to
the wording of the bill adopted by
the Knesset last night: The
application of "Israeli law. juris-
diction and administration" to
the Golan Heights
Privately, however, officials
asmuch as it was not proposing
to impose Israeli citizenship on
the non-Jewish inhabitants of the
Golan Heights, mainly Druse.
There was no indication how
the Israeli move would affect the
pending decision by four Euro-
pean countriesBritain, France,
Italy and Holland to partici-
pate in the Multinational Force
and Observers (MFO) in Sinai.
Israel is awaiting the response of
those countries to its joint de-
claration with the U.S. affirming
the Camp David agreements as
the basis for the MFO.
public seminars in the U.8. with expsxinsdlhrtlsrsai^actk^
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Israeli circles now fear the
Europeans might reconsider their
offer to contribute to the MFO
because the Arab countries are
certain to view it ss acquiescence
in Israel's move on the Golan.
ON THE other band. Israeli
government officials are relieved
since it appeared that Egypt's
protests against the Golan law
would not lead to a disruption of
the peace procees. That became
apparent when the working level
autonomy talks resumed in Tel
Aviv with the Israeli. Egyptian
and U.S. delagationa participat-
In addition, the Egyptian
Minister of Tourism, Gamal el-
Nazer, arrived in Israel via the
overland Sinai route for a visit
that had been arranged some
time ago. He conferred with
Shamir, and *-"-*ig to Israeli
sources, their conversation was
IsjsJtad to the normalization of
relations and the Golan issue was
notraieed. *
This JTA report mm filed in
Jerusalem by David Landau.

Friday. January 16.1982
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Organizations in the News
Margorie Baer
James Baer
Boca Raton Chapter's Jan. 28
meeting will celebrate the second
birthday of Boca Raton Chapter
and will honor their "first ladies''
and all past presidents of B'nai
B'rith Women Chapters. New
members will be inducted. A
mini-lunch will be served at
Temple Beth El at 1 p.m. before
the meeting. By reservation only.
Call Sylvia Rumaner.
For Further Information on
Area Organizations, Call
South County Jewish Federation,
in Boca Raton, 368-2737

Baer Young Leadership
Award Fund Established

The James and Margorie Baer
Young Leadership Award Fund
has been established in honor of
the birthdays of Margorie and
James Baer by Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Baer and Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Baer of Hollywood and
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Baer of Fort
The Fund has been established
so that each year, the outstand-
ing person in the Young Leader-
ship Division of Federation,
which represents leadership
under the age of 40, can be duly
The winner of this annual
award will receive round trip air
fare to the city hosting the Gen-
eral Assembly, which is the
National Conference for lay peo-
ple and professionals involved in
Federation and United Jewish
Appeal work. The next General
Assembly will be held in Los
Angeles in November of 1982.
Abner Levine, vice president of
the Federation commented upon
the creation of this special fund,
"We are most pleased to have
this fund established so that our
young leaders can be recognized-
The award of round trip fare to
the General Assembly will in-
volve our local leader in a
national event. It is most im-
portant that all of our leadership
attend national conferences
where major decisions are made
concerning the American Jewish '\ f. '
community. We are delighted"
that Jim's parents and brothers
and sisters-in-law have -chosen
this vehicle to honor both
Margorie and Jim. It is a beauti-
ful tribute to both of them while
at the same time serving the
Jewish community."
The James and Margorie Baer
ZOA to Show Film
City of Peace'
The Zionist Organization of
America, Southeast Regional
Office, announced today that it
will be showing the award win-
ning documentary film,
Jerusalem City of Peace" to
many local churches and syna-
gogues during the month of
January. This film was produced
by Sylvan Lebow, a national
director of ZOA in Israel and is
narrated by Edward Aaner, star
of the TV series "Lou Grant."
Jerusalem City of Peace,"
is a film that shows how Jews,
Christians and Arabs in Israel
can continue to live in peace in a
united and open capital city. The
presence of the Jewish people in
Jerusalem for 3,000 years and
their historic, spiritual and emo-
tional ties to the city are docu-
mented. Some of the most promi-
nent Jewish, Christian and Arab
leaders in Israel are interviewed.
If your church, synagogue or
group wishes to sas the film,
there are a few remaining open
dates. For more information you
may call Dr. Michael Leinwant,
regional director at 666-0402 or
write to ZOA', 800 West Oakland
Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, PI
Young Leadership Award Fund
is a public fund of South County
Jewish Federation and contri-
butions to the fund will be ac-
cepted by the Federation and are
tax deductible.
Naomi Chapter will bold its
regular meeting on Jan. 18 at
12:30 p.m. at Temple Emeth. A
hilarious comedy skit will be
presented by "The Performers."
Women's Committee of Delray
Beach is very pleased to present a
Fashion and Fragrance Seminar
at Jordan Marsh in Boca Raton
on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8:46
a.m. Coffee and danish will be
served. This event should add
another dimension when plan-
ning your future wardrobe. We
request for your admission the
purchase of "Five-for-Five"
Brandeis occasional cards. This
affair, of necessity, must be for
members only on a first come,
first served basis since the capa-
city is very limited. Tickets can
be procured from Natalie Lee or
Hannah Israel.
Sisterhood paid up member-
ship luncheon Monday, Jan. 25 at
the Women's Club. Entertain-
ment. For reservstions, please
call Mrs. Sydney Pearce,
Sisterhood Temple Sinai is
going to Jai Alai, Jan. 28,
Thursday, in West Palm Beach.
Dinner, program and reserved
section included. SI5 per person.
Please call Mrs. Gerald Gilbert,
Delray Beach.
7 Days/6 Nights. Includes hotel, car
and round-trip airfare from New York.

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, January 16, 1962
Israel's Stake in the Land
"Judaism developed a special re-
lationship, not only to the entire
land of Israel, but to the city of
Jerusalem in particular The
rise of modern Zionism in the
nineteenth century did not repre-
sent a rekindling of interest in the
land, but rather was the culmina-
tion of eighteen hundred years of
developing theology centered
upon the land of Israel. This is
not to imply that Israel should
not compromise and, with ade-
quate safeguards for national
security, should not divest itself
of Samaria and Judea (the West
Bank in the lexicon of the last
thirty years). I personally believe
that this is the only route to a
lasting and just peace."
Jewish theology without first
stating an essential caveat: there
is no one monolithic Jewish the-
ology or religious practice.
Variance in philosophy and
liturgical practice is as great in
Judaism as it is in Christianity.
Traditional Judaism believes in
an inerrant revelation from God
to Moses on Sinai while modern-
ists stress the historical nature of
the wilderness experience. One
would expect that this would
greatly affect the role that the
land of Israel would play in the
theologies of the different
branches of Judaism; yet this is
not the case. What the traditional
Jew believes as the gift of God,
the modernist Jew has internal-
ized as part of the Jewish psyche,
so that both the traditionalist
arid the modernist believe in the
centrality of Israel with the same
fervor and devotion, although
working within different phio-
sophical systems.
The importance of the land of
Israel to Jews and Judaism is
first delineated in the Torah, the
five books of Moses. Those books
are replete with references to
God"s promise to the Jews con-
cerning the land.
Rather than recounting th
promise and belaboring the
obvious intention to give the land
to the Jews, two observations
help to clarify the Jewish theo-
logical attachment to the land of
First, the biblical writers un-
derstood that this land was
forcibly taken from other peoples
and that the Jewish right to the
land would be challenged.
Exodus 34:11 answers this
problem as God proclaims:
Mark well what I command
you this day. I will drive out be-
fore you the Amorites, the Can-
aanites, the Hittites, the Periz-
rites, the Hivites, and the Jebu-
sites. Beware of nulimg a cove-
nant with the inhabitants of the
land against which you are ad-
vancing, lest they be a snare in
your midst. No, you must tear
down their altars, smash their
pillars, and cut down their sacred
Clearly God is giving the land
to the Jews because of the
idolatry of other peoples. It is not
the Jews who are dispossessing
these others, but God, and for a
just reason. Many additional
passages in the Pentateuch
reinforce this, but none surpasses
the expbeitness of Deuteronomy
And when the Lord your God
has thrust them from your path,
say not to yourselves, "The Lord
has enabled me to occupy this
land because of my virtues"; it is
rather because of the wickedness
of those nations that the Lord is
dispossessing them before you.
From what was originally a po-
litical justification for the taking
of the land, it is a short step to
the second observation, namely,
if God gave the land to the Jews
because of the misdeeds of other
peoples. God could take the land
from the Jews because of their
own misdeeds. In Jewish theol-
ogy the possession of the land
became the reward or punish-
ment for the conduct of the Jews.
The ethics and the morality of the
religion was tied to the land.
Deuteronomy 6:29-30 states:
Be careful, then, to do as the
Lord your God has commanded
you. Do not turn aside to the
right or to the left: follow only
the path that the Lord your God
has enjoined upon you, so that
you may thrive and it may go
well with you, and that you may
long endure in the land you are to
occupy. (At greater length cf.
Lev. 26 and Deut. 30).
The land played the same theo-
logical role in biblical Judaism as
did the afterlife later in both
Judaism and Christianity.
Nowhere does the Pentateuch
mention an afterlife. That con-
cept developed within Judaism in
the Second Century before the
Christian Era and increasingly
played a larger theological role
both within Judaism and
emerging Christianity. But no
matter what the development
within Judaism, it cannot be
ignored that the original reward
and punishment theology cen-
tered upon the land of Israel. To
the Jewish traditionalist this is
as much a part of present theol-
ogy as the afterlife. To the
modernist this tie to the land
through the original theology can
never be totally ignored. It can be
analyzed, dissected, and dis-
cussed, but it cannot be
emotionally discarded.
This use of the land in theology
is not limited to the Pentateuch.
After the downfall of the Nor-
thern Kingdom of Israel in 721
BCE (Before the Christian Era)
and the Babylonian Exile in 586
BCE, the Jews justified the loss
of the land as punishment from
God. Second Kings is typical
when it speaks of the exile of the
ten northern tribes (17:20,22):
And the Lord rejected all the
descendants of Israel, and af-
flicted them, and gave them into
the hand of spoilers, until he had
cast them out of this sight .
rhe people of Israel walked in all
the sins which Jeroboam did;
they did not depart from them,
until the Lord removed Israel out
of his sight, as he had spoken by
all his servants the prophets. So
Israel was exiled from their own
land to Assyria until this day.
It was not until Second Isaiah,
writing about the year 550 BCE,
that the concept of the Mission of
Israel as an Or Legoyim, A Light
to the Nations, was developed.
This is an affirmative ex-
planation for the Exile, which the
religion required for survival. But
try as we might, Judaism has
always felt more secure, both-
physically and philosophically,
when Jews controlled the land of
Israel. One does not easily reject
nor substantially neglect one of
the original theological tenets of
a religion.
The tie of Judaism to the land
is strengthened when one
honestly admits that until a very
late date, again with Second Isa-
iah, the Hebrew God, Adonai
(YHVH), commonly designated
as the Lord, or Yahveh or Jeho-
vah was a parochial God
ruling only the land of Israel.
Being the originators of mono-
theism is of great pride to Juda-
iam. Yet an honest reading of the
texts would indicate that until
the Sixth Century BCE, Yahveh
or Jehovah or the Lord was
peculiarly tied to the land of
Israel. Writing of the defeat o
the Northern Kingdom by tht
Assyrians in 721, Second Kings,
chapter 17, tells us that the king
of Assyria brought foreign people
and placed them in the Israelite
cities in place of the exiled Jews.
Verses 25 onward state:
And at the beginning of their
dwelling there, they did not fear
the Lord (YHVH); therefore the
Lord sent lions among them,
which killed some of them. So the
king of Assyria was told, "The
nations which you have carrier
away and placed in the cities of
Samaria do not know the law of
the god of the land; (not) the par-
ticular god of this land Samaria,
or northern Israel therefore he
has sent lions among them, and
behold, they are killing them, be-
cause they do not know the law of
the god of the land." Then the
king of Assyria commanded,
"Send there one of the priests
whom you carried away from
there; and let him go and dwell
there, and teach them the law of
the god of the land." So one of
the priests whom they had car-
ried away from Samaria came
and dwelt in Bethel, and taught
them how they should fear the
It di not disturb the ancient
Jewish mind that there were
other gods that served other
lands. They were concerned only
that their god, this new and revo-
lutionary God that one could not
see nor touch, ruled their land of
Israel. There was even a doubt
whether Yahveh, the Lord, could
be worshipped outside of the
land. This explicates Jeremiah's
famous letter to the Babylonian
exiles found in chapter 29 of his
book. There he assures a very
doubtful and newly exiled com-
munity that it could worship the
Lord (their particular god) out-
side the land of Israel while
residing in Babylonia. The letter
proclaims in part:
Thus says the Lord of hosts,
the God of Israel (and Israel here
means the land of Israel) to all
the exiles whom I have sent into
exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:
Build houses and live in them;
plant gardens and eat their pro-
duce. Teke wives and have sons
and daughters Hear the word
of the Lord, all you exiles, whom
I sent sway from Jerusalem to
Babylon (Jer. 29:4-6,20).
Jeremiah's letter is a landmark
in Jewish theology and in the de-
velopment of monotheism. It is
the first step in the separation of
the Lord from the land. It was
only forty years later that Second
Isaiah could develop a complete
monotheism and declare that
there is only one God for all peo-
ple: "I am the Lord, and there is
no other, besides me there is no
God" (Isa. 45:5).
Although Judaism develops
this universal monotheism, it
cannot ignore, either emotionally
or theologically, that the Lord's
origins are tied to the land of Is-
rael. We cannot deny or ignore
our own Scripture. Even Second
Isaiah, who proclaims this new
universal monotheism, indicates
that the Lord has some speical
concern with Zion: "But Zion
said, "The Lord has forsaken me,
my Lord has forgotten me.' (But)
can a woman forget her sucking
child, that she should have no
compassion on the son of her
womb?" (Isa. 49:14-150.
Today, the Jewish traditional-
ist would stand on this very
point, on this special relation-
ship. The Jewish modernist
would agree with the traditional-
ist from a vantage point of his-
torical perspective. Within Juda-
ism the modernist's attachment
is considered theological.
Judaism developed a special
relationship, not only to the
entire land of Israel, but to the
city of Jerusalem in particular.
The Jewish religion is still tied,
almost by an umbilical cord, to
that Holy City. The earliest
scriptural tale concerning Jem
salem involves King David
taking the city from the Jebus-
itas (found in First Chronicles,
chapters 11 through 16. and in
Second Samui chapters 6 and
6). There the curious story of the
bringing of the ark to Jerusalem
and the death of Urzah deserve
our attention. At this point
David is triumphant as the newly
crowned king. He is moving the
seat of his authority to Jeru-
salem, a city which heretofore
had not been part of the king-
dom. It is a city whjch is identi-
fied with only David's conquests,
thus making it the sest of
government is s brilliant political
move by David. He stands in his
own city, in his own glory.
David brings the holy ark of
God to Jerusalem. As recorded in
chapter 6 of Second Samuel,
along the way Uzzah touched the
ark and was smitten dead for
having approached it. Yet six
verses later David takes the very
same ark to Jerusalem.
As the ark of the Lord came in-
to the city of David, Michal the
daughter of Saul looked out of
the window, and ssw King David
leaping and dancing before the
Lord; and she despised him in her
heart. And they brought in the
ark of the Lord, and set it in its
place, inside the tent which Da-
vid had pitched for it; and David
offered burnt offerings and peace
offerings before the Lord And
David said to Michal, "It was be-
fore the Lord, who chose me
above your father, and above all
his house, to appoint me as prince
over Israel, the people of the Lord
and I will make merry before
the Lord" (II Sam. 6:16-17,21).
The significance of the Uzzah
incident becomes clear. Uzzah
merely touched the ark and was
struck dead. Yet David removed
it and danced before it in Jerusa-
lem. Michal, Saul's daughter,
was disturbed sw this signified
the total collapse of the house of
Saul. "The Lord chose me above
your father, and above all his
house, to appoint me as a prince
over Israel." The Uzzah incident
indicates that only the divinely
appointed can touch the ark.
God, represented by the ark,
chooses King David and chooses
the City of Jerusalem. In no un-
certain terms, we have an ex-
ample of the divine right of kings.
More important, we also have a
chosen city where the ark was re-
posited and where the Temple
was built. The holy aura of this
city allowed King Josiah in 621
BCE to close all the outlying
temples and to centralize the
priesthood, and incidentally to
centralize political control, in
Jerusalem. Psalm 137 does not
overstate Jewish emotional and
theological attachment to Jeru-
salem when it proclaims:
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand wither!
Let my tongue cleave to the
roof of my mouth, if I do not re-
member you,
If I do not set Jerusalem above
my highest joy!
This attachment to the city of
Jerusalem and to the land of Is-
rael did not cease with the down-
fall of the kingdom and the dis-
persal of the people in exile;
rather it became a tenet of the re-
ligious hope that Israel would be
rebuilt. The Lord says, through
Jeremiah, the first post-exilic
prophet (chapter 31):
I have loved you with an ever-
lasting love; therefore I have
continued my faithfulness to you.
Again I will build you, and you
shall be built. O Virgin Israel.
Again you shall adorn yourself
with timbrels, and shall go forth
in the dance of the merrymakers.
Again you shall plant vine-
yards upon the mountains of
Samaria; the planters shall plant
and enjoy the fruit*
For there shall be a day when
watchmen will call in the hill
country of Ephraim:
Arias, and let us go up to Zion,
to the Lord our God*
Jeremiah's call is reinforced
and indelibly stamped upon Ju-
daism by Second Isaiah, one of
the major prophet theologians of
Judaism. Isaiah writes, "The
Lord will have compassion on Ja-
cob and will again choose Israel,
and will set them in their own
land. ."(14.1).
This theological attachment to
the land does not cease with the
closing of the biblical period;
rather it is expanded and rein-
forced through time. Under the
Hasmoneans (Meccabeans) the
Jews re-established an in-
This article was written by
Rabbi Bruce Warshal our Execu-
tive Director at South County
Jewish Federation and waa pub-
lished two and a half years ago in
Theology Today, a scholarly
journal published by Princeton
, University.
After having read this article
last month, I circulated it to the
members of the board of directors
of the Federation, feeling that it
had an important message for all
Jews. Subsequently, the Execu-
tive Board asked me to have it
published in the Floridian so that
it may reach a larger readership.
South County
Jewish Federation
dependent Jewish state in Israel
after a struggle against the Sel-
eucid Greek empire beginning in
168 BCE. The Holiday of Hanuk-
kah commemorates this event.
Unfortunately this new Jewish
state was to last less than a hun-
dred and fifty years before it was
superseded by the rising Roman
Empire. After the second Jewish
uprising against Rome in 132 to
135 CE, and after the utter defeat
of the Jews, practical political as-
pirations on nehalf of Jews to rule
the land did not entirely cease.
There were always waves of im-
migration of Jews to Israel
throughout the Middle Ages.
Many of these movements were
closely tied to messianic hopes.
The rise of modern Zionism in the
nineteenth century did not repre-
sent a rekindling of interest in the
land, but rather was the culmina-
tion of eighteen hundred years of
developing theology centered
upon the land of Israel.
The Uganda experience clearly
showed the Jewish tie to the land.
In 1903 Britain tentatively of-
fered the rising Zionist move-
ment a Jewish homeland in the
British East African colony of
Uganda, assuming that the Jews
were merely looking for a place of
refuge. This offer was roundly
rejected. The British did not un-
derstand the theological tie of
Jews to Israel. Jews have always
lived in the land of Israel, and the
land never ceased to play a
central role in Jewish thought.
Normative, traditional Juda-
ism as we know it today was
forged in the Talmudic period, in
the first five centuries of the
Christian Era. Stripped of any
political control of the land, the
rabbis wove their theology into
the very fabric of the soil of Isra-
el. The Yureshalmi Talmud
declares that, "More beloved is a
small school in Ereti Yisrael (the
Land of Israel) than a large
Academy outside of it." The very
language of the Jews forged this
bond with the land. In Hebrew
one either lives in Ha-AreU,
translated The land (implying
there is no other) or outside of
Israel in galut, which translates
as exile or captivity.
Of course, as a modern Jew, I
am choosing to live outside the
land, being as close to Israel as
the nearest El Al Israel airline
office. Thus I am not in galut. in
exile or captivity, and I must use
another word to explain my
status. I am in the diaspora.
Diaspora derives from the Greek,
and its primary moaning con-
notes merely a dispersion or a
scattering, withou the emotional
and theological overtones of the
Hebrew word. It it interesting
that I must use a Greek rather
than a Hebrew word to describe
my position. In its development,
the Hebrew language has re-
flected the centrality of the land
of Israel in Jewish theology.
Modern Hebrew still reflects this
centrality. An immigrant to
Israel is called an oleh, which
technically means one who goes
up. An emigrant, in Hebrew is a
yored, meaning one who des-
cends. These are emotionally-

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words integrally tied to
fjewish theology.
Traditional Judaism developed
a listing of 613 Mitzvot or Com-
mandments or Good Deeds.
These included positive and
negative commandments, both
ethical and ritual obligations.
These commandments form the
basis of the Jewish salvation
system. If one is to receive
salvation, defined by the tradi-
tionalist as the Olam Habah, the
World to Come, or by other Jew-
ish theologians in less cosmic
*rms, if one is to receive
whatever this salvation is, it is by
following commandments. The
nodernist may redefine the com-
nwdments, but the Good Deed
s^till the basis for salvation,
ielief or dogma plays little role in
lewish salvation.
Yet in the Second Century CE
i commentary to Deuteronomy
the Sifre) declares that living in
he land of Israel is equal to aU of
he commandments. This may
cry well be a hyperbole, but it
idicates the importance of the
wj- In the Talmud, Rabbi Yoh-
nan declares that he who walks
"Iwr cubits in Israel is assured of
place in the world to come.
tgain a hyperbole, but it shows
he tie of the land to the Jewish
alvation system. One should
er forget that the Temple cult
as land-based in Israel, and
rticularly in Jerusalem. Juda-
m never attempted to establish
he Temple outside of the land.
The theological role of the land
Israel in Judaism has not dim-
ashed over time. Today it is re-
ected in our liturgy as well as
K philosophical writings. Three
r*ff daily the traditional Jew
cites a prayer that asks God to
Return in mercy to Jerusalem
our city and dwell therein as you
ave spoken. Rebuild it soon in
ur days as an everlasting
uilding Blessed art Thou, O
ord, the One who rebuilds Jeru-
alem." This refrain is approxi-
lately nineteen hundred years
Id. It is found in the prayer
&%d the Amida, and one can
rgue that it is the most impor-
mt prayer in the traditional
turgy. In traditional sources
us prayer has been called Tep-
ila, which means simply, the
It is historical fact, of course,
tat Jews have not always con-
oiled the political apparatus of
Brael. But it is also historical
tct that Jews have never ceased
raying for the restoration of
erusalem and the whole land of
irael. Though the Jews were re
" [ed from the land, the land
.never removed from Juda-
i- One can argue the opposite,
it the land assumed ever
ater importance after the die-
Although the above prayer is
found in the Reform prayer
k, the attachment to Israel
Jerusalem is not forgotten.
form Jews pray in their daily
-ice: "Pray for the peace of
isalem; may they prosper
at love thee. Peace be within
y walls, and prosperity within
ie palaces." The tie to the land
id to the Holy City pervades all
'wish thought. This ie reflected
unexpected settings. One can-
't be married within traditional
idaism without the following
ayer said at the wedding, either
Hebrew or English: "Soon
ay there be heard in the cities of
udah, and in the streets of Jeru-
lem, the voice of joy and gfed-
*s. the voice of the bridegroom
ad the voice of the bride." In all
wish wedding ceremonies (Re-
nn, Conservative, Orthodox),
* bridegroom breaks a ajejaj
9 his foot at the end of the car-
K>ny as a sign of mourning, a
membrance of the glory of the
xnd Temple that was crushed
f the Romans in 70 CE. It is a
pi of the Jewish tie to the land.
'ware not married without re-
embering whence they came.
To separate the land of Israel
the City of Jerusalem from
daism would be as impossible
as to separate the life of Jesus or
the crucifixion and resurrection
from Christianity. Both represent
the core of their respective
religious stystema. In speaking
of Israel, David Ben Gurion, the
first Prime Minister of the
modern State of Israel, wrote:
We have gathered up human
particles and combined them
into the fruitful and creative
nucleus of a nation revived ... In
the desolate spaces of a ruined
and abandoned Homeland, we
have built villages and towns,
planted gardens and established
factories; we have breathed new
life into our muted and aban-
doned ancient language Such
a marvel is unique in the history
of human culture.
Such a modern miracle was
only possible because theolog-
ically the centrality of the land of
Israel never ceased within Juda-
A contemporary postscript
may be appropriate. I write this
addendum after Camp David but
before a peace treaty has been ne-
gotiated with Egypt, and cer-
tainly before the difficult
transition period for the West
If religiously committed
Americana understand the role of
the land of Israel in Jewish theol-
osv: if thev understand that the
very heartbeat of Judaism was
involved in the political decisions
at Camp David (which were, in
fact, religious decisions as well);
if they understand the difficulty
in relinquishing land that is con-
tiguous to their national sover-
eignty and is theologically a very
part of that sovereignty; then
they would comprehend how
difficult these decisions were for
Menachem Begin, who is a reli-
giously committed Jew.
I personally applaud compro-
mise even with one's theology if
it is in the service of peace. It is a
Jewish religious tenet that all re-
ligious obligations can be abro-
gated to save a life. Certainly all
theology can be to attain peace
and save many lives.
In compromise everyone is a
winner. There were no winners or
cess of a final peace will redound
to the glory of both nations and
both peoples. I applaud Anwar
Sadat for being as flexible and
courageous as Menachem Begin.
Yet a recent American political
opinion poll indicated that the
American people perceived that
Sadat gave more and was more
accommodating than Begin. This
misperception derives from an
ignorance of the role of the land
of Israel in Jewish theology. We
are not dealing with a mere
thirty-year nationalism, but with
a three thousand year old
theology. As I have tried to in-
dicate, the very heartbeat of Ju-
daism is involved in these
losers at Camp David. The sue
Abramson Family Holds Benefit for Lautenberg Center at Hebrew U.
Continued from Page 1
Israel when there's the Sloan
Kettering, The Mt. Sinai and
others right here in the United
"It's a
answer it.
good question. I'll
"One reason is that the work
done at the Center is at the peak
of world research in the field.
"This is not sales talk.
"Listen to the words written
this year by one of the leading
cancer clinicians and researchers
in this country on this subject.
She said, "The Lautenberg
Center is at the pinnacle of world
research in the immunology of
cancer. You should make great
efforts to expand its scope for the
benefit ot the world and its
scientific community."
"Those words which serve as a
prod to all of us were written by
Dr. James Holland, professor and
head of the Department of Neo-
plastic Diseases at Mt. Sinai
Medical Center in New York.
"Another testament to the
quality of work done at the
Center is the fact that three
Nobel prize winners have been on
the staff at the Department dur-
ing their careers. Last year's
Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Dr.
Baruj Benacerraf, was one of the
"Another reason: The price is
"Costs in Israel for scientific
research are less than half of re-
search costs in the United States.
You get twice as much top quali-
ty research per dollar contributed
to the Lautenberg Center than
you would if the money were used
in U.S. research centers.
"With such valid reasons for
support, you'd think the money
would be rolling in. Well it
doesn't. And since Hebrew
University only contributes
about 15 percent of an approxi-
mate f 1,200,000 budget each
year, we have to go out and raise
the balance"
The Hebrew University, Is-
rael's oldest and largest Univer-
sity at which there are more Jew-
ish students than any other
center of learning in the world
has become an integral part of
the greater Boca Raton com-
munity. A Greater Boca Raton
Chapter of the American Friends
of the Hebrew University was
founded two years ago under the
leadership of Merwin K. Groe-
berg aa president and Irving N.
Rifkin as chairman of the board.
The Chapter now boasts more
than 120 members.
At a recent dinner for Hebrew University's Lautenberg Center,
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, left, the main speaker of the event, joins
with Lisa Condon of Little Falls. New Jersey, center, and her fiancee,
Andrew Abramson, right, in support of a worldwide effort to fight the
enemy, cancer.
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday,January 16,1962
News in Brief
Anti-Semitism Causes Senator His Posts
ocratic majority in the State
Senate in Sacramento has
stripped Sen. John Schmitz of
three key committee posts for
making anti-Semitic remarks
about opponents of an amend-
ment to the California Con-
stitution that would ban abor-
tions. Schmitz, an ultra-
conservative Republican and
former member of the John Birch
Society, said in a press release
that at a hearing in Los Angeles
on the amendment, he looked out
on "a sea of hard, Jewish and
(arguably) female faces. "He
called them "murderous
Schmitz was deprived of his
chairmanship of the Senate Con-
stitutional Amendment Commit-
tee, the vice chairmanship of the
Senate Committee on Industrial
Relations, and his position as
Senate delegate to the state
Commission on the Status of
Women. The Democratic
leadership acted with the en-
dorsement of the Senate Republi-
can leader, William Campbell.
Schmitz accused Campbell of
being "a front" for a Jewish aide
and said he stood by his remarks.
gave its blessing today to
EirvDt*s Durchase of 20 advanced
Mirage-2000 jet combat aircraft
from France. The 81 billion deal,
financed by the French govern-
ment, was announced in Cairo by
Egyptian Defense Minister Ab-
del-Halim Ghazala at a joint
press conference with visiting
French Foreign Minister Claude
State Department spokesman
Dean Fischer said, "We have
long recognized that Egypt's
need for military equipment went
far beyond that which we have
ourselves been able to provide
from our own military assistance
program. To the extend that
Egypt can further its efforts to
replace a portion of its aging
Soviet military equipment with
assistance from others, this is a
development which we wekome
and which will complement our
own efforts to be of assistance."
Fischer added that there was
"no conflict between our own
program to supply F-16s to
Egypt and the reported sale of m-
2000 Mirage aircraft."
PARIS Egypt's Minister of
State for Foreign Affairs Boutros
Ghali said in an interview pub-
lished here that his country is
still hoping for a European
initiative in the Middle East, but
it should be coordinated with
American efforts. He told the
daily, Le Monde, that the right
moment for such an initiative
might be after Israel completes
the final stage of its withdrawal
from Sinai Apr. 26.
"We still ardently hope for a
European initiative, provided it
is coordinated I stress com-
bined with U.S. efforts," Ghali
said. In any case, he added, "the
Europeans may be more or less
obliged to return to the Middle
East debate because of their
planned participation in the Sinai
peacekeeping force.''
Pugnan, an aide to President
Nicolae Ceausescu of Rumania, is
due here this week for talks with
Premier Menachem Begin and
other government officials. He
has visited Israel in the past on
special missionsfor Ceausescu.
Israel Radio said that Pugnan i
would see Begin privately and
would also meet with economic
ministers about increasing trade
between the two countries. Begin
visited Rumania shortly after he
took office in 1977. He and Presi-
dent Anwar Sadat of Egypt later
affirmed that Ceausescu had
played a behind-the-scenes role in
Sadat's visit to Jerusalem and
peace initiative in November,
TEL AVIV An indefinite
curfew was imposed on Rafah in
the southern Gaza Strip after a
demonstration by local youths
protesting the introduction of a
civilian administration by the
Israeli authorities. Meanwhile,
the army lifted a curfew on the
Druze village of Majdal Shams
on the Golan Heights but con-
tinued an intensive search for two
terrorists believed to have infil-
trated the territory from Syria.
Tension has been running high
in the Gaza Strip since Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon separated
-the military from the civilian ad-
nministration a month ago. The
' local population saw the move as
the beginning of unilateral
autonomy aimed at perpetuating
Israel's control of the territory. A
protest demonstration last
month ended in a clash with Is-
raeli troops in which a Rafah
youth was shot.
TEL AVIV Two leaders of
Labor Party, Shimon Peres and
former Premier Yitzhak Rabin,
have warned, in separate papers
submitted to Dartv forums, that
Israel must avoid any binding
commitment to the Christian
militia in southern Lebanon.
Both presentations will be com-
bined and incorporated into the
Labor Party platform.
Although neither Labor Party
Chairman Peres or Rabin, his
erstwhile rival for leadership,
consulted each other, their con-
clusions were identical. Both
maintained that Israel should not
allow itself to be trapped into
making unconditional com-
mitments to the Christian faction
as Premier Menachem Begins
government has done. They said
that in the event fighting is(
renewed along the Israeli-Leba-
nese border, Israel should take
strong counteraction to end it but
not to gain territory.
announced that he has submitted
bis resignation as Cabinet Secre-
tary, a post he has held for nearV
five years, to Premier Menachem
Begin. He said he asked to be re-
lieved of his duties next April but
denies that his resignation was
connected in any way with a dis-
ciplinary hearing on charges that
he leaked secret information to a
European journalist to obtain a
newspaper job had the Likud
government been defeated in the
Knesset elections last June.
A complaint was filed against
Naor by syndicated cartoonist
Raanan Lurie who works for the
Times of London and was previ-
ously employed by the West Ger-
man news magazine Die Welt.
Lurie alleged that Naor leaked
to him secret information abot
a conservation between fomw
President Jimmy Carter and
West German Chancellor Helmut
Schmidt in an effort to persuade
Lurie to help him get a job on Die
Community Calendar
El Sisterhood Meeting B'nai Torah Federation
Jan. 15
Temple Beth
Jan. 16
- 7 p.m.
Jan. 17
B'nai B'rith Noah Lodge 9 a.m. Breakfast Meeting B'nai B'rith
Olympic XI 9:30 a.m. Meeting Temple Beth El 8 p.m. Lecture
Forum Series Ambassador Robert White Temple Emeth -
Songs of Broadway 8 p.m. Hadassah Menachem Begin Art
Show Temple Emeth 11 a.m. to6 p.m.
Jan. 18
B'nai B'rith Women Boca Board Meeting Diamond Club -
9:30 a.m. Meeting Hadassah Menachem Begin 7 p.m. Aft
Show B'nai B'rith Women Naomi 12:30 p.m. Meeting
Shalom South County Supper 6:30 p. m. ORT Jai-Alai at West
Palm Beach Temple Anshei Shalom Gourmet Luncheon and
Card Party noon.
Jan. 19
B'nai B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge 9:30 a. m. Board Meeting B'nai
B'rith Delray Lodge 7:30 p.m. Meeting Pioneer Women Zip-
porah 10 a.m. Board Meeting Yiddish Culture Club Boca -
7:30 p.m. Meeting ORT All Points 12:30 p.m. Meeting Tern-
pie Emeth Trip to Disneyworld Temple Beth El Public Forum -
Rabbi Sternberger 8:30 p.m. SOUTH COUNTY JEWISH
FEDERATION Boca Lago Dinner Dance 6:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Noah Lodge Installation Dinner Meeting 7 p.m.
Jan. 20
B'nai Torah Sisterhood 7:30 p.m. Paid Up Membership Meeting
Temple Beth El 8;15 p.m. Distinguished Artist Series Concert -
Grace Bombry National Council of Jewish Women Card Party
- 12:30 p.m. Hadqssah Menachem Begin Noon Meeting
ORT All Points Trip Free Sons of Israel Pompano Race Track
Brandeis Women Century Village Lecture 2 p.m Temple
Emeth Trip to Disneyworld.
Jan. 21
Temple Beth El Card Party and Nosh B'nai B'rith Women -
Boca 12:30 p.m. Children's Home Luncheon Hadassoh Ben
Gurion 12:30 p.m. Meeting SOUTH COUNTY JEWISH FEDERA-
TION Cocktail Hour- 2121 N. Ocean ORT Oriole 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Yiddish Culture Club Kings Point Meeting Temple
Emeth Trip to Disneyworld.
Jan. 22
vance Gifts Luncheon 10:30 a.m. SOUTH COUNTY JEWISH
FEDERATION Temple Sinai Federation Shabbat.
Jan. 23
B'nai B'rith Women Naomi 6 p.m. Dinner Free Sons of Israel -
Installation 7:30 p. m.
Jan. 24
Temple Emeth Brotherhood 9:30 a.m. Breakfast ARMDI 8
p.m. Meeting Temple Emeth Deli Supper and Card Party.
Jan. 25
Pioneer Women Boca 10 a.m. Board Meeting Diamond Club
9:30 a.m. Meeting ORT Boca Eot 12:30 p.m. Meeting
FAU Student Phone-A-Thon Temple Sinai Sisterhood Paid Up
Membership Luncheon Noon.
Jan. 26
Pioneer Women Zipporah 12:30 p.m. Meeting Yiddish Cul-
ture Club Boca 7:30 p.m. Meeting Hadassah Ben Gurion -
Movies at Delray Square 1 p.m.
Jan. 27
ORT Sandalfoot Meeting 1 p.m. Brandeis Women Delray -
Fashion-Fragrance Seminar 8:45 a.m. ORT Delray Meeting
Hadassah Aviva Boca 12:30 p.m. Meeting Pioneer Women -
Boca 10 a.m. Meeting Hadassah Menachem Begin Noon
Paid Up Membership Luncheon National Council of Jewish
Women 8 p.m. Meeting ORT Boca East 12:30 p.m. Luncheon
9:30 a.m. Meeting Temple
Yiddish Culture Club Boca -
eon Hadassah Ben Gurion Bus Trip to Coconut Grove Play-
Jan. 28
B'nai B'rith Women Boca 1 p.m. Meeting Temple Beth El 8
p.m. Board Meeting B'nai B'rith Women Genesis 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Temple Emeth Brotherhood 7:30 p. m. Board Meeting
Temple Sinai Sisterhood Jai-Alai 6:30 p.m.
Temple Beth El Dance.
Jan. 31
Temple Beth El Boca Raton 3 p.m. Young Artist Series.
Fab. 1
Brandeis Women Boca Board Meeting SOUTH COUNTY
Diamond Club 9:30 a.m. Meeting B'nai B'rith Women Naomi
- Noon Meeting. 4
Fab. 2
B'nai B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge
Emeth 7 p.m. Board Meeting
7:30p.m. Meeting.
Fab. 3
Hadassah Boca Mariv 1 p.m. Board Meeting SOUTH COUNTY
p.m. Hadassah Menachem Begin 9:15 a.m. Board Meeting
NafionarCouncil of Jewish Women p.m. Board Meeting.
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ly, January 16, 1962
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 9
German Envoy
jy's Ambassador to
Jnited Nations has in-
the World Jewish
that the general
jition within Germany
enlargement of for-
[military exports would
lude arms shipments to
Arabia. At the same
|, he reaffirmed the con-
"special relation-
between Israel and
German Federal
nther van Well has bald
discussion* at a private
of the WJC American
hen, meeting with
of two dozen national
organizations. The talks
I with an array of pressing
issues, including East-
relations, the United
as, and the Israel-Arab
Well, who accompanied
Chancellor Helmut Sch-
Saudi Arabia in April,
' details of their conver-
with Crown Prince Fahd.
foil noted that when Fahd's
ts turned to explanations
security concerns of Saudi
'he didn't mention Is
FACT, van Well added,
I instead singled out difficul-
Iwith Yemen and South
a, while pointing out that
started with Nasser" who
Soviets come into the
, with blame also going to
itish who made the "short-
mistake" of shandonfog
On the second day of dis-
t>m with Fahd, the Arab-Is-
buestion was taken up, and
[Well quoted the Crown
ss saying "it's inoon-
ble that Israel is a normal
at in the region."
Study Shows
*DON international status won
by the Palestine Libera-
ranization concludes that
)'s claims of success are
ted and that "the sub-
of its relations with indi-
states is far more com-
1 than the PLO indicates."
[study by the Institute of
) Affairs, research arm of
Ma Jewish Congress, con-
that the PLO's -r*Wt
arldwide diplomatic rec-
m has had some success
kite of its unchanged na-
covenant and the con-
I militant statements of its
(ever, the PLO's
oviet Union, Greenes and
are far less substantial
Jyred in the context of
stes foreign poliicee, the
IMENTING on the Soviet
Is recent announcement
was giving the PLO's
' office full diplomatic
| the Institute writes:
negotiations with
for a man like PLO
(asir Arafat, who does not
>nt a state and who was
p received only by the un
1 Soviet committee of soli-
[with Asian and African
certainly represents
g. Turning an office
diplomatic mission fa an
sivs change, but in terms
[tancs this move has meant
has involved no change
tor PLO policy."
German policy towards the
Middle East, the Ambassador
continued, was of s two-fold
nature. Beyond its stance taken
in conjunction with the European
Community, Germany would
"never loss sight of that special
responsibility uii-a-vis Israel."
Even when temporary misunder-
standings arias, the strength of
the major elements in that
relationship would come to the
fore, he said.
Reacting to concerns raised
about European support for the
Camp David process, van Well
dealt first with the Israel-Egypt
peace treaty: "Ws have always
told the Arabs," he said, "we
don't understand why you op-
pose this because here inter-
national borders are being re-
stored and part of resolution 242
fa being implemented." In van
Well's view, European questions
on the other major aspect of the
Camp David accords, the Pales-
tinian autonomy framework, can
be traced to the differing inter-
pretations placed by the two ma-
jor partners to the framework
talks as to the final outcome of
the autonomy agreement.
explained that the European
position was such that the Camp
David process had precedence,
while the Europeans hoped to re-
main availabls in the event of an
knpssse to ensure continuance of
the peace process. It was from
this motivation, he remarked,
that in the aftermath of Sadat's
murder the Europeans agreed to
participate in the Sinai Multi-
lateral Force in order "to rush in
and help stabilise the situation.*'
Van Well spoke in positive
terms of French Foreign Minister
Cheysson's recent visit to Israel,
expressing happiness that
Franco-Israel relations had be-
come closer. Noting that "the
relationship between Germany
and France was an rrttntisl
relationship," he said that im-
proved relations between Israel
and France "make things for us
much easier" and characterized
this development ss "most wel-

UJS. to Name Special
Envoy for
Israel-Egypt Talks
From JT A Sources
Washington reports hut week indicated that Presi-
dent Ronald Reagan was prepared to name Retired Air
Force Gen. Brent Scowcroft as special U.S. negotiator
for the Israeli-Egyptian talks on Palestinian sutono-
Scowcroft would be the third special U.S. negotiator
since the Palestinian self-rule talks began after Egypt
and Israel signed their peace pact in March 1979. He
would succeed Sol LinowiU who wss the special envoy
appointed by President Jimmy Carter and served until
the talks were suspended.
Also in Washington last week. Israel's Ambassador
to the U.S., Ephrsim Evron, was reported to have been
advised by Secretary of State Alexander Haig that the
U.S. will veto any attempt by the U.N. Security
Council to impose sanctions against Israel because of
the Golan Heights annexation.
Meanwhile Arab leaders, drawn together by their
opposition to the Golan action, are pressing for re-
sumption of the Arab summit in Fax, Morocco, to en-
dorse the Saudi Prince Fahd's so-cslled eight-point
peace plan and put Israel "on the spot."
The first Fez summit fizzled shortly after it began
last November because Syria and other hardliners were
opposed to the implied recognition though never
mentioned in the eight points of the right of Israel to
live in peace.
.Syrian President Hafez Assad, who visited Saudi
Arabia and other Persian Gulf states during the last
week of December, indicated he planned to meet with
fellow hardliners in Libya and Algeria in a reported ef-
fort to convince them to accept the plan as the only
alternative to counter Israel's annexation of the Golan.
And the so-called "moderate" Saudi Arabia kingdom fa
resuming relations with Libya.
Egypt, with a new 33-man Cabinet appointed by
President Hosni Mubarak, is buying from France that
nation's most sophisticated war plane, the Mirage 2000
jet fighters. The deal for 20 of those planes would be
covered by a tl billion loan by France to Egypt.
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j nttouwisn rionaian of South County
Friday, January 16,1
Fecfe Urged
Support Non-Quota Affirmative Action
testimony before the U.S.
Senate, the American
Jewish Committee has
urged the Federal Govern-
ment to support non-quota
affirmative action pro-
grams designed to recruit,
train, and upgrade minor-
ity group members, wom-
en, and persons from disad-
vantage^ backgrounds.
Appearing before the Senate
Committee on Labor and Human
Resources, which is holding
hearings on affirmative action.
Dr. Bernice Sandier, Chairperson
of the Women's Issues Commit-
tee of AJC's Domestic Affairs
Commission, said that AJC
strongly advocates:
^Special efforts O recruit
qualified members of "previously
excluded groups)" for available
job openings. 'This means going
beyond traditional referral
sources," Dr. Sandier said,
adding: "It especially means em-
ploying community resources
that reach out to members of
these groups."
Training programs includ-
ing tutoring, apprenticeship, and
in-service training programs
to help members of groups that
historically have been discrimi-
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of Escondido Division
nated against or othenrisa
Wbontinusd review of all tests
to make sure they are relevant to
the Job and as free as possible
from cultural and other bias.
Periodic review of all jobs to
make sure that the prerequisites
for them continue to be valid.
Granting special considera-
tion to job applicants who belong
to disadvantaged groups if the
qualifications of these applicants
are substantially equal to those
of other applicants.
Continuous efforts within
companies to inform all their per-
sonnel of the objectives and
procedures of company affirma-
tive action programs.
TURNING to the use of
quotas, goals, and timetables In
affirmative action programs, Dr.
Sandier stated that AJC sup-
ports "proper use of goals and
timetables" but "rejects quotas
as destructive of individual
rights" and believes that the "in-
herent dangers (of quotas) out-
weigh any temporary gains they
might bring."
Dr. Sandier said that quotas
"unnecessarily trammel the in-
terests of others since they close
off the possibility that individ-
uals from non-preferred groups
can compete for the places .set
aside by the quota."
Moreover, quotas "assault the
concept of individual merit" and
could lead to a society "per-
meated by racial, ethnic, religious
snd sexual proportional
representation in which indi-
viduals were regarded primarily
as representatives of their quota
group, and individual aspiration
would be limited by the propor-
tionate size of the individual's
Dr. Sandier contended also
that quotas have "exacerbated
intergroup tensions over affirma-
tive action" and have produced a
"backlash against other, less in-
trusive, forms of affirmative
Ont he other hand. Dr. Sandier
argued, "goals, as opposed to
quotas, may be necessary to
assure the effectiveness of af-
firmative action programs."
EXPLAINING this view, Dr.
Sandier said: "Goals, unlike
quotas, are realistic numerical
objectives based on the number
of vacancies expected and the
number of qualified applicants
available Goals are flexible
and can be adjusted if they are
shown to be unrealistic. .
"An employer should never be
expected to displace existing em-
ployees or to hire poorly qualified
persons to meet the goal; and an
employer is not subject to sanc-
tion if he has demonstrated good
faith efforts through affirmative
action to meet the goal."
Jim Nohto, cobairman of the
men's campaign of the 1982 UJA
Federation drive announces the
appointment of Elliott Adler as
chairman of the Escondido
Adler was born in New York
and previously resided in Long
Island, London. England, and
Hallandale, Florida prior to
moving to Boca Raton four and a
half years ago. Hs is a noted
lecturer, author and consultant
specializing in estate planning,
employee snd executive benefit
plans snd sophistirated methods
of utilizing life insurance and
In accepting this position, Ad-
ler said, "ws hsvs already sched-
uled- our organizing meeting.
Now it is just s matter that every
Jew within Escondido be called
upon to make his contribution to
the Jewish peoplehood. We in-
tend to speak to every resident
within our community. If ap-
proached, I know they will not
refuse to help other Jews."
Elliott Adler
Adler and his wife, Caryl, have
a son attending the University of
Florida at Gainesville, three
other children, and two grand-
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(January 15, 1982
The Jewish Floridia* of South County
ifornid GOP Lawman Condemns Israel Gothamites Provide Free Medical
kul McCloskey (R.. Calif.)
Jned Israel's annexation of
in Heights as an 'aggrea-
| imperialistic action" and
ged Congress to reject the
lion in foreign aid Israel is
[receive in 1982-83 unless
on is rescinded.
til Congress is willing to
jp to Israel, every time
|e step back and deliver
F-16s, or accept the
kg of downtown Beirut, we
kept whatever they want to
[cCloskey said at a press
nee at his office here.
LING THE Israeli action
Jcery of Camp David," the
ssman compared various
by Israel to Vietnam
[he said, step by sep, the
ias led into war. He said he
that Israel's annexation of
Dlan Heights was another
step which could eventually drag
the U.S. into a nuclear war.
McCloskey said he had ex-
pected to vote for the $11.4 bil-
lion foreign aid bill approved by a
Senate-House conference com-
mittee. But now, he said, he has
written to every member of the
conference committee urging
them not to sign the bill.
McCloskey differentiated sup-
port of Israel from support of the
government of Premier Mena-
chem Begin who, he said, since
his reelection last June, has been
pressing for annexation of the
West Bank. If that happens,
Camp David would be dead,
McCloskey said.
stressed that it is "entirely
appropriate" for Begin to say Is-
rael's foreign policy will not be
dictated by the U.S. But it is also
appropriate for the U.S. to say
that if Israel violates UN
Security Council Resolution 242,
it cannot receive American funds.
McCloskey said Resolution 242
calls for Israel to return the
Golan Heights to Syria once it
has been assured of its security.
McCloskey, who is seeking the
Republican nomination for Sen-
ator next year, came under heavy
fire from the Anti- Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith last July
for publicly charging that
American Jews "control the ac-
tions of Congress" with respect
to the Middle East.
He made that remark in a
speech to retired naval officers in
San Diego. He said, however,
that he did not believe his
position on the Golan annexation
would harm him
Treatment for New Soviet Arrivals
Scholar Says
Some Jews Returning to Judaism
(JTA Feature)
jnservative scholar has aa-
Ithat some Jews who decide
ilts to observe Jewish reli-
|aw lhalacha) "all too often
all judgment as they
[se themselves in the tradi-
I adopting as a yardstick the
Mtion "the more the better"
observation was made by
Dorff. associate professor
Dsophy at the University of
>m in Los Angeles, the
?oast branch of the Jewish
ogical Seminary of Amen-
de educator, who is dean of
ate studies at the univer-
iresented his views in the
iber issue of "Direction,"
liversity's monthly news-
ting that Jews through-
le United States and
are taking a renewal in-
| in halacha, Dorff declared
ne of the factors underlying
Inewed attention is the cur-
ittitude in America that
is in" and many Jews see
lance as a way of expres-
pmselves ethnically.
added that this renewed
lent with halacha is more
kneed in the Conservative
ent than it is among Or-
or Reform Jews. He ex-
that in Orthodoxy, "the
the law and you either ac-
or reject it," while in
"it is a matter of indi-
| decision as to whether or
i will observe a given set of
Ice those of kashrut."
id that while Conserva-
idaism is committed to
"we are also committed
ierstanding it in its
and communal context.
fignize both that halacha is
; and that it can change in
ty of ways and for a
| of different reasons."
oint is, Dorff said, that
Ems in Jewish law cannot
|e straightforwardly." He
that "to determine
or not to observe specific
Ine has to engage in the
sk of thinking through all
issues involved and of
tie's judgment."
|>ng that there are both
ind lay leaders within the
f'ative movement who are
in greater stringency
ring halacha to conditions
\ life, Dorff added he con-
this a positive develop-
?ecause it represented e
pf the pendulum towards
tradition and because it
that a segment of Con-
ve Judaism wanted the
ne, structure and rooted-
luch, he said, observance
In arguing mat some adult
Jews returning to observance
overdo it, Dorff said that for such
Jews "there is seldom a sense
that certain aspects of the tradi-
tion should be benignly ignored if
not changed outright."
He asserted that "a sense of
proportion" on what remains ap-
propriate "is something that
often comes naturally to those
who have grown up in the tradi-
tion they have seen it in practice
arid can relate to it as the organic
phenomenon that it is." Those
who have not had the experience,
he contended "are ignorant of
Jewish law and feel inadequate"
and try to cover that feeling of
inadequacy "by adopting the
most extreme position of Jewish
Dorff listed aa indications of
what he considered a revival of
interest in observance of Jewish
law, an increase in synagogue
adult education courses on
methods of observance; renewed
interest in the status of women in
Conservative Judaism; changes
in traditional Jewish attitudes on
abortion; and a decision several
years ago by the movement's law
committee that driving on the
Sabbath is permissible if it is for
the purpose of attending
synagogue services.
He said Jewish lay leaders had
become more sophisticated in
matters of Jewish law and said
this was largely due to improved
educational programs in the
"The oft-cited gap between the
practice of the rabbinate and that
of the laity in the Conservative
movement is finally, gradually,
being closed as our educational
programs meet with some suc-
cess," Dorff asserted. "That will
mean that the Conservative
synagogues and schools which
are now geared mainly to entry-
level Jews will have to plan
seriously to meet the needs of
those who know something about
Judaism and practice it. As indi-
viduals and aa a movement, we
are finally malting our way into
Conservative Jewish Dractice."
A project of the New York
Association of New Ameri-
cans to enlist doctors to
provide free medical treat-
ment to newly-arrived So-
viet Jewish refugees in
Queens has enrolled more
than 200 doctors who have
provided treatment to some
110 Russian Jews since the
project began last July, ac-
cording to Arthur Cher-
nick, NYANA president.
Chernick conceived Project
Briyut (health) as a means of
stemming escalating health care
costs for the estimated 95 percent
of newly arrived Soviet Jews who
need some medical treatment.
He said Queens was chosen for
the first area to test the idea be-
cause many of the new emigres
have settled in that borough.
Chernick plans to have NYANA
initiate similar projects in other
parts of New York City where
sizeable numbers of Russian
Jews now live. He said Project
Health will free up funds to be
used by other vital NYANA ser-
ted by Dr. Theodore Cohen a
Queens physician who is chair-
man of the doctors division of the
Greater New York UJ A-Federa-
tion Campaign. He said many of
the doctors who have volunteered
their services have professorial
rank and teach at some of New
York's largest medical centers.
Adding that all specialties and
sub-specialties are represented
among the volunteer doctors,
Cohen said that, in addition to
free treatment, the doctors pro-
vide X-rays and other diagnostic
services available in their offices,
also without charge.
Cohen reported that five
hospitals in Queens, both private
and voluntary, had also agreed to
absorb the costs of a wide range
of sophisticated diagnostic tests
on patients sent to them by doc-
tors participating in the project.
The participating doctors
usually volunteer to see one
patient a week. Data on each doc-
tor's specialty and location has
been fed into a NYANA com-
puter so that quick referrals can
be made. For those patients with
a language problem, NYANA
provides translators to accom-
pany patients to all appoint-
Rabbis Divide on Annexation
senior member of the Agudat Is-
rael Council of Sages has
chastized Premier Menachem Be-
gin for annexing the Golan
Heights on grounds that the act
jeopardized the Jewish people by
angering the goyim (Gentiles).
The impassioned keynote
speech in Yiddish delivered by
Rabbi Eliezer Shach at the open-
ing of the World Agudat Israel
Executive meeting here suggest-
ed that the formula for survival
followed by Jews during cen-
turies of ghettoization in Europe
is still valid. Provoking the gen-
tiles is "not the Jewish way," he
THE EXISTENCE today of a
sovereign Jewish state, Shach
maintained, could in no way jus-
tify changing the age-old "Jewish
way" of "dancing before the
wicked, vicioua goy, like the ma
yoffis (beautiful) yid of old, while
never forgetting that the goy is
nothing but a vicious, mad mur-
Specifically, the 83-year-old
rabbi contended that while
unexation of the Golan may be
beneficial to the State of Israel, it
is harmful to Am Yisratl (the
people of Israel) and especially
jeopardized American Jewry be-
cause it caused a confrontation
with the Reagan Administration.
SHACH NOTED that Begin,
in his recent attack on the
Administration for suspending
the U.S.-Israel strategic coopera-
tion agreement, had said that Is
rael lived 3,700 years without
such an accord, and can live
another 3,700 years without one.
The rabbi observed in that con-
nection that Am Yisrael lived
2,000 years without annexing the
Golan and could live another
2,000 years the same way.
Shach's speech clearly em-
barrassed Aguda politicians who
recently were reprimanded by
Begin for abstaining in the
Knesset vote to impose Israeli
law on the Golan Heights. The
four-man Aguda Knesset faction,
a coalition partner, abstained be-
cause they had no instructions
from the Council of Sages to sup-
port the measure.
But after the session of the
Executive, Aguda sources told
reporters that the other senior
member of the Council of Sages,
the Hasidic Rebbe of Ger. did not
object to "Israel holding the
Golan until the Messiah comes."
The Gerer Rebbe himself made no
speech at the gathering but aim-
ply uttered a blessing.
gin had made a grievous error
and "who knows what high price
we might have to pay for this not too high. But he also praised
error?" He called on the Aguda Begin for his "warm attitude to-
delegatea to pray that the price is ward religion."
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* vso i Hfituiu/i v/ >.iuu[n VyUumy
Visit to Poland
In Search of Lost Jewish Centers
London Chronicle Syndicate
I made two visits to Po
land-in August, 1980 and
April, 1981. At that time,
there was a sense of hope
and even renaissance
among the tiny Polish Jew-
ish community, less than
10.000 Jews, all that now
remains of the once three
million and more.
The sense of hope arose from
the new concepts of liberty and
self-expression which affected the
whole of Polish society, leading
to an open discussion of past
wrongs and problems. Even the
memorial in K ielce to the 43 Jews
murdered by Polish anti-Semities
in 1946, after the war had ended,
was going to be restored.
Jews and Catholics were work-
ing together in the first steps to f
examine the errors and evus of
the past, and through such hon-
est self-awareness, to try to build
bridges of confidence.
The events of December, 1981
have cast a terrible shadow on all
these efforts. No one can forecast
whether, or when, or how they
may be able to continue. One can
only pray that the agony of Po-
land will not see again, for the
miniscule remnants of Polish
Jewry, a renewal of old prejudices
as harmful and indeed grotesque
as the renaissance of hope had
been beneficial and for those
like myself who witnessed it at
first hand inspiring.
On my two recent visits to Po-
land, I set off by car from War-
saw in search of the Jewish towns
and villages of the great days of
Polish Jewry. My own work was
to try to trace the moment of de-
struction of each of these com-
munities, for an atlas of the
Holocaust on which I have been
working for several years.
But where does one start?
There were more than 16,000
towns, villages and hamlets in
which Jews lived, and had lived
for several centuries: and hun-
dreds in which Jews were a
majority of the inhabitants.
Again and again when I was in
Poland I heard the phrase: "This
was once a Jewish village."
Incredibly, although almost all
the Jews were murdered, or
driven out, wherever one looks
there are reminders of the Jewish
presence. Many of these re-
minders can evoke only sorrow.
But others give rise to thoughts
of the once vibrant life of Polish
Jewry, and pride in a lost ances-
For these new Polish towns
and villages lie in what were once,
for more than two hundred years,
the Polish provinces of the
Russian Empire. Here lived the
bulk of what are often called
"Russian" Jewry. From here
came most of the East Enders of
my own youth, and the grand-
parents, or great grandparents,
of most Jewish Britons today.
On my first visit, I went east-
ward from Warsaw. Every kilo-
meter had some Jewish echoes.
At the riverside town of
Wyszkow, there were still
memories of the Jewish partisans
who fought and perished in the
nearby woods, many of them sur-
vivors of the Warsaw ghetto up-
At Treblinka, a memorial field
is covered in stones, on each of
which is inscribed the name of a
community which was brought to
that evil place and destroyed. In
Bialystok, locals still remember
the names of the owners of many
of the large Jewish houses still
standing, or take you inside their
own homes in the former Jewish
quarter to show some "fine"
Jewish artifact left behind by s
former owner: a porcelain stove,
or a carved wooden aidebesrd
Few monuments or memorials
spell out what actually happened
to the Jews in any locality. One,
in Bialystok, records on a wall
plaque in Yiddish and Polish the
heroism of a young Jew, Icchok
Maimed, who poured acid from
his top floor window on to the
heads of the Gestapo below. In all
my travels, this was the only
public plaque which I saw to the
heroism of an individual Jew.
IN SIEDLCE, east of Warsaw,
another Polish and Yiddish in-
scription in the former Jewish
market square records in stone
the deportation and destruction
of more than 17,000 Jewish
citizens, while the square itself
now bears the name of "Ghetto
Fighters Square."
Thirty kilometers to the south,
in Lukow, the tombstones have
been collected from the Jewish
cemetery, and piled up into the
shape of a high pyramid, as a
massive memorial: the last note
of piety of the surviving Jews of
Lukow before they left their town
forever in 1946.
Such cemetery memorials are
rare. Further south, at Lubartow,
locals directed me to a large em-
pty field, in the long grass of
which families were picnicking
and sunbathing, while footballers
hit for goal in the shorter grass.
Underfoot, a hardstone proved to
be a tombstone: as I pulled away
the grass and moss, a finely
carved regal lion emerged.
Elsewhere, not even stones
survived: the former Jewish
cemetery at Wlodawa, on the
present Soviet border, was al-
most entirely submerged under
the municipal rubbish dump. I
was able to find a few fragments
of stones, and my young Cat hoi,
companion, from Warsaw, ex-
claimed in surprise: "A cemetery
without stones."
YET IN this same town, on the
banks of the river Bug, still stood
a magnificent synagogue. Built
of brick, its facade crumbling but
its roof intact, this 17th Century
synagogue is not only carefully
looked after by the few surviving
local Jews, all elderly, but is be-
ing restored inside. The fine
baroque Ark of the Law, with its
screen of musical instruments, is
even now being replastered and
In October, 1942, more than
5,000 Wlodawa Jews, as well as
about 1,000 Jews from Vienna,
were driven from Wlodawa to the
nearby death camp at Sobibor,
where, today, steam engines still
draw up with their passengers at
the small rural railway station.
Nearby, on the site of the
former death camp to which more
than a quarter of a million Jews
were brought by train and mur-
dered, a plaque and monument
record the deaths there of a quar-
ter of a million Jews. At the site
of the crematorium, a mound of
human ash is all that remains,
"preserved" as a grim memorial.
In the surrounding fields, a
holiday camp resort is growing
up, with a small restaurant,
campers' tents, and a large,
colourful bill-board extolling the
camping facilities of the newly
created Sobibor recreational area.
The woods themselves, dense, re-
mote and (for Jews at least) som-
bre, are maintained and guarded
by a Jewish lumberman, another
of the hundreds of individual
Jews who can still be found,
mostly the sols survivors of large
communities, in remote corners
of Poland.
near the present Soviet border,
trains still steam, as at Sobibor,
into Belzec station. Hers, the
short branch line to the death
camp still exists, as does the villa
of the camp commandant,
Christian Wirth. On the camp
site is a plaque recording the
murder there of "600,000 Jews
Ml 1,6*> MM who helped
In the rolling countryside
around Belzec are many memen-
toes of Jewish life, albeit without
plaques. At Tyszowce, for ex-
ample, every building of the old
shtetl is intact, from the rabbi's
house to the once much-praised
Jewish inn. Although it is now
entirely a Polish village, I was
able, with a pre-war town plan, to
walk from street to street and
house to house of a lost Jewish
In one of the bigger towns,
Zamosc, two fine "renaissance"
synagogues survive, and are ef-
fectively preserved through use
as a youth club and municipal of-
fices. In another region, south of
Kielce, a local Polish official is
making plans to put up plaques
in the surviving synagogues, in-
dicating what they were, and
describing something of the Jew-
ish life of yesteryear. As a Polish
lady said to me in the market
place of Lubartow: "Ah, you
should have seen this town in the
old days, when the Jews were
here. Then it had some life in it."
TODAY, relics of that "life"
take many forms. In the town of
Kolo, west of Warsaw, the site of
the synagogue is marked only by
a stone, but with no inscription.
It was by a chance encounter
with a woman in her late fifties
that I learned at all the "mean-
ing" of the stone.
South of Warsaw, at Gora
Kalwarja, home of the Gerer
Rebbe. the synagogue is now. a
series of storerooms for furniture
and agricultural implements. In
the cemetery, however, a newly
repaired wire fence keeps out
vandals, while a local farmer has
lifted up the fallen stones, and re-
placed them in the earth. Know-
ing no Hebrew, however, he has
replaced them all upside down.
In the city of Kielce itself, the
memorial to the victims of the
post-war pogrom of 1946 (when
more than 40 Jews were killed) is
itself a pile of rubble in a ruined
cemetery. But in nearby
Szydlowiec, much of the vast
cemetery survives, with its mag-
nificent carved headstones. Un-
fortunately, the cemetery wall is
now breached, and a part of the
cemetery has become a "short
cut" for nearby apartment
In a smaller town in the region,
Przysucha, however, the local
Polish officials repair and main-
tain the roof of the magnificent
stone synagogue, whose walls
date back more than three hun-
dred years. Similar efforts to
maintain intact a fine 18th Cen-
tury synagogue building have
been made in Checiny, where the
synagogue is part public library
and part cinema.
ONE OF the oldest surviving
synagogue buildings that I visit-
ed was in the small town of
Pinczow, where an early 16th
Century stone synagogue, in
fortress style, with massive walls
and windows, is carefully pro-
tected from vandals and the ele-
A sadder sight, in that part of
Poland Galicia which had been
pat of the Austro-Hungarian
Empire before 1914. was the once
famous early 19th Century syna-
gogue in Dzialoszyce. The build-
ing itself is still standing. But its
roof is collapsing, the remnants
of its magnificent Italian paint-
ings are pealing rapidly, away,
and the steps up to the women's
gallery are in imminent danger of
IN TARNOW, the much larger
cemetery is neglected and over-
grown, but still protected by an
almost intact walL I nude, amid a,
chaos of young trees and
brambles, many stones remain
upright, in mute memorial. Even
those that are broken speak in
eloquent testimony. While in the
near of Tamow, the Mm**, all
that survives of the great syna-
gogue, is now the quiet centre of
a public park.
Less protected, the once-vast
cemetery in Lublin has lost men
of its tombstones, while thoM
that remain are being rapidlyJ|
lodged by the thrusting trt
Vatican Hot Under
Collar Over Golan
ROME (JTA) The two official organs of tbi
Vatican its radio station and the newspaper, Osset
vatore Romano sharply criticized Israel of annexin,
the Golan Heights at a time when "governments and put
lie opinion were focused on events in Poland." The broad
cast and print media used virtually identical languag
They accused Israel of introducing "a new factor
perturbance and tension in the Middle East situation."
OSSERVATORE ROMANO noted: "From the ver
side which most expresses the desire to safeguard and ful
fill the Camp David process, an element is added whicl
cannot help but be in the best of circumstances -
disturbance and hindrance" of that process, "not t<
mention the contradictions of one who, on the one hand
accuses others of closing themselves into positions*
refusal, and on the other, accumulates faits accomplis rx
sanctioned by international law which aggravate arfl
already difficult situation."
By contrast to the Vatican's position, the Italia
government's reaction to Israel's move was mild. Th
official statement spoke only of the government'
"concern." Parliament rejected a demand by the Con>
munist Party and other leftwing factions to withdrai
Italy's offer to particpate in the international peacek*p
ing force in Sinai.
Black Jewish All-Star
Big Yeshiva Hit
Continued from Page 1
from Pittsburgh, and together
they raised 11 children.
Joe iti the only one to show a
deep interest in Judaism; that
probably pleases Rabbi Eaves.
At Yefihiva University, Joe is
able to pursue his Jewish studies
in depth while earning a liberal
arts degree.
"We talked a lot about being
accepted by other Jews," said
Joe. "I have never run across the
problem, but my father tried to
prepare me for chance en-
counters, such as he had, that
really hurt."
"One reason I came to Yeshiva
University is because of the stu-
dents," Eaves smiles. "I have
made too many friends to count."
Eaves believes that his religious
Identity inseverably connects
him to other Jews, regardless of
IN BOSTON, he grew up in
Roxbury where he played ball at
local centers from age 12.
"My cousin and I were known
as the Jewish connection in Rox-
bury," recalls Eaves. "All my
five brothers played basketball.
Three played in high school, two
tried out for vanity, and one
received a scholarship to the Uni-
versity of Washington in
Fellow-students, rabbis, and
teachers, alike, all say that they
are moved by Joe's deter-
mination and spirit both on and
off the basketball court. He rises
early to attend miny* (a <
for a service). He studies after th
games until the early mor
hours for some 10 courses that 1
takes in his joint program, doL.
the course load of other schools.
IN REACTION to attent,
that he has received in re
weeks from New York sr.
writers and announcers, he
sponds, "I've always felt likei
and nobody else. Other people i
shocked but not me."
Yeshiva College, the men'i
undergraduate school of lib
arts and sciences, is an integ
division of Yeshiva Universil
which in its 96th year.
America's oldest and largest:
varsity under Jewish auspices.
3 Canadian
Jews Make
Honors List
Canadian Jews were named
on of the Order of Canada in I
pre-New Year Honors List. T
re Charles Bronfman,
Montreal, a distillery execut
sportsman and communii
leader; Morris Shumlatcher,
Rogina, Saskatchewan, a
rights lawyer and recent
of the Canadian Jewish C
committee on the Car-
Constitution; and Leon Major,
director of theatrksl product

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