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Boca Raton, Florid* Friday, September 18,1963
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\Shamir Is Man of the Hour
But Begin Still Won't
Vacate Center Stage
JERUSALEM Israel's Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir may be the Likud Party's new choice as Prime
Minister to succeed Menachem Begin. But Begin, as of
late Tuesday, was still delaying submitting his
resignation in writing to President Chaim Herzog a
formality without which the resignation does not become
official.
One of the reasons for the
fay. it is explained here,
* that Shamir appears to
t having increasing diffi-
% in putting together a
few government.
IdJ ruling ^"d Party of
Prime Minister Begin is attempt
\H to court membuMT'Of the op-
wilion Ubot iflfcy. Labor
kesman YtaPBeUin has al-
*ad.v acknowledged that his
fty wants to remain within the
fanks of the Likud coalition.
OTHER PARTNERS, or po-
tential partners, include the Na-
tional Religious Party and
TAMI It was TAMI that origi-
nally threatened to bolt Likud, a
gesture that was apparently the
last straw in Begin s decision to
resign. As of early this week,
TAMI still appeared to be
avoiding talks with Likud.
The Herat Party nomination of
Shamir came last Friday, when
he defeated by a 436-302 vote the
bid of Deputy Prime Minister
David Levy in the party's central
Sukkot Safari
Sunday, September 25th
]k second annual Sukkot
*i sponsored by the Jewish
twnool is open to the entire
community. It will be
m Sunday. Sept. 25. at 1
- at the newly remodeled Day
Jw. located at 414 N.W. 35th
'*H. Boca Raton.
foil day of activities is plan
A barbeque lunch
**'* hot dogs, cold
i and oeer (for the adulU),
^served; a porUble sound
ST W?.p,pe m contemporary
lrai'1'and American muc
will all share In the
fifth?! bU**in* ^ -S
* (the four speciea). i.e.: the
and etpog,*' auted Burt
111 "i. principal.
A auccah will be built Urge
enough for all the children to
enter and receive the special
blessing. Part of the afternoon
will be spent decorating the
succah with fruits and flowers.
Various art projects from the
school's Art Department will also
be hung from the succah. Relay
races will be held for children and
adults.
Mr. Lowlicht further com
mented. "The Sukkot Safari, like
other community events
sponsored by the Day School, la a
way for the school to share with
the community their com-
mitment to and celebration of
Jewish life. The school, one*
again, will serve at a model
demonstrating to all of us the
happiness and joy derived from
Jewish celebration and mfczvot."
committee. In an acceptance
speech that did not end until 2
a.m., Friday, Shamir said that
his acceptance of the post was a
"temporary trust" which he
would willingly return to Begin
"whenever he wishes it."
Shamir made it clear from the
start that he intended to continue
the policies of Begins govern-
ment. "This government has to
continue its work, its glorious
activity," Shamir said. Speaking
of Begins achievements, he said
that the present Prime Minister's
six-year tenure "fortified Israel
. made peace with our neigh-
bor in the south (Egypt) eli-
minated a nuclear threat from the
east (Iraq) liquidated the in-
frastructure of the ememy of
Israel (the Palestine Liberation
Organization) and strength-
ened Jewish settlement in the
land of Israel."
The 68-year-old Shamir was
born Yitzhak Yrertinsky in Ruzi-
noy, Poland. Fluent in English
and French, he was educated at a
Jewish school, and as a youth ha
joined Betar, the Zionist move-
ment founded in Europe by
Vladimir Za'ev Jabotinaky.
SHAMIR EMIGRATED to
Palestine in 1935 at age 20, where
he adopted the Hebrew name
Shamir, which means "thistle" or
"flint." He was later head of the
Lehi organisation, known as the
Stan Gang during the days of
the British mandate
Twice arrested by the British,
he escaped twice, the second time
from a detention camp in British-
held Eritrea on the Red Sea la
East Africa, by hiding inside an
empty water tanker which took
him to the French colony of
Djibouti.
Whan Israel achieved indepen-
dence in 1M8, ha returned and
went into private business. la
1966, ha was recruited by Mossed
former treasurer of the South
County Jewish Federation.
She served as associate chair-
man of the Women's Division in
1982-83, and was also chairman
of Young Leadership Develop-
ment for 1982-83. Mrs. Kottler is
a current member of the UJA
National Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet, was the first
recipient of the James and
Margie Baer Young Leadership
Award, and was overall co-
ordinator of Update '83. She also
served on the South County Jew-
ish Federation Day School Board
from 1980-82.
Mrs. Kottler is a real estate
sales associate with 'Carlen
Appraisal & Realty Inc., in Boca
Raton.
Lois Romanoff, who came to
Florida from Toledo, Ohio, has
also played an important role in
the Jewish community for many
years.
In 1982-83, Lois served on the
Women's Division Campaign
Cabinet as co-chairman of the
President's Coffee event. In 1982,
Lois was Outreach co-chairman
for t Aberdeen Association,
Admirals Walk, and Dalton
Place. She has served on the
Advance Gifts Committee for the
past two years and is a member
of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton.
Mrs. Weinshank further stated
that, "Lois Romanoff has ac-
cepted every request for her
services with responsibility and
warmth. Having shared in a
Mission to Israel with her, I
know personally she will devote
herself to the success of the
campaign as associate chairman
of Women's Division."
Jumblatt Kayoes
'Reconciliation'
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) Leb-
anese Druze leader Walid
Jumblatt said that he will
not attend the "reconcilia-
tion conference" convened
by President Amin Gem-
ayel to pave the way for a
peaceful takeover by the
state of the Shouf moun-
tains after Israel's with-
drawal.
Jumblatt, speaking on the
French radio from Damascus,
ruled out any negotiations be-
tween his forces and Gemayel
whom he accused of preparing "a
new Sabra and Shatila mas-
sacre."
Jumblatt charged Gemayel
with having used the army in
order to strengthen the influence
of the Christian Phalangists. He
said "Gemayel has turned the
national army (state-controlled)
into just another, better armed,
Christian militia."
OBSERVERS IN Paris believe
that Jumblatt's refusal to attend
the conference, which Gemayel
hoped to convene last weekend,
spells its doom as other Lebanese
opposition leaders, such as
former President Suleiman Fran-
jieh and former Premier Rashid
Karami. will probably follow suit.
The Shiite A ma I leader, Nabih
Berri, known for bis close con-
tacts with the Druse forces con-
trolled by Jumblatt, will probab-
ly also boycott the meeting.
Meanwhile, reports from the
Shouf area say the Lebanese
rmy victory in regaining control
m Beirut has served to stiffen
Druxe determination to resist the
area's takeover after the Israel
Dafanee Force withdraws.
The French expect BghUng to
intensify in the Shouf area, and
ordered one of their mam unite,
the aircraft carrier Foch to Leba-
non where it will be stationed oil
Beirut, joining up with the U.S.
carrier Eisenhowc
French cruisers.
| Gemayel's representative and
U.S. special envoy Robert Mc-
Farlane.
Mitterrand told his govern-
ment that France wants to
avoid "getting bogged down" in
a Lebanese civil war but will con-
tinue to fulfill its obligations
within the multinational force.
France has 2,200 men in the
force, which includes the U.S.,
Britain and Italy. An estimated
100 Lebanese soldiers were killed
and hundreds wounded in the
fierce fighting in the Beirut area.
One-Third of Israel
Goes Back to School
TEL AVIV (JTA) Just
under 1,300,000 pupils about
one-third of the entire population
returned to school Sept. 1 at
the end of the summer recess.
There were far fewer than usual
problems associated with the
opening of the school year.
Only a handful of schools failed
to open on time as against
dozens or even hundreds in pre-
vious years mainly because of
non-completion of building or
repair work.
and several
PRESIDENT Francois Mit-
terrand alao dispatched one of his
closest advisors, Francois
deGrossouvre, to Beirut to try to
mediate between Gemayel and
the opposition. Groasouvre at-
tended last weekend's tripartite
talks between Jumblatt,


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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, September 16
IS
On the Eve of Shamir's Victory
How the Vote Went
By HUGH ORGEL
JERUSALEM (JTA)
A fight to decide on a
successor to Premier Men-
achem Begin broke out
within the top echelon
circles of his Herat Party
several hours after Begin
told party stalwarts and
other leading representa-
tives of the Likud coalition
that he will not reverse his
decision to resign.
Ministers stressed that the
discussion to name a successor
would also have to entail the how
and the where for deciding on a
candidate acceptable to all the
parties and factions comprising
the Likud coalition. Although
party officials said it appeared
certain that Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir would be the
party"s candidate. Deputy Pre-
mier David Levy said that "all
options are open. When the de-
bate starts there will be more
than one candidate."
WHILE SHAMIR'S support-
ers wanted the choice of the can-
didate to be discussed by small
inner forums of the party, Levy's
supporters for his candidacy felt
he had a better chance of success
in the larger party central com-
mittee. Levy had many grass
root supporters in the central
committee while Shamir, a veter-
an member of the "fighting fam-
ily," had more support among
the top party functionaries.
Supporters of Ariel Sharon,
former Defense Minister and now
Minister Without Portfolio, also
felt he had a chance if the vote in
the central committee was by
secret ballot. But they gave him
little chance if the discussion
took place in the smaller forums.
In any event, there was a gen-
eral feeling in the Herat hier-
archy that some decision on a
candidate must be made at most
within a day or two to avoid
growing rancor and disunity
among the coalition groupings,
thus paralyzing a unified decision
Yitihak Shamir
Begin Still Won't
Vacate Center Stage
Continued from Page 1
a* a secret agent., and for 10
years he operated out of Paris.
He is reported to have served
Mossad as deputy director gener-
al until 1965.
In 1970. Shamir joined Herat
and was elected to the Knesset
three years later. He became
Speaker of the Knesset after the
Begin Likud coalition victory in
1977.
HE WAS named to succeed
the late Moshe Day an as Foreign
Minister in March. 1980. In that
capacity, he vigorously opposed
the Camp David accords, declar-
ing that Begin had not driven a
hard enough bargain with Egypt.
Shamir's immediate difficulty
in becoming Prime Minister
stems from the fact that Herat
holds only 24 votes in the Knes-
set. But its Likud bloc controls
46 votes. While coalition partners
have in principle since the Friday
election agreed to support
Shamir as nominee, individual
members are threatening to
defect.
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and thereby creating a basis for
the Labor Alignment being called
upon to form a new government.
ONCE A candidate is chosen,
the party would try to put to-
gether a list of at least 61 Knesset
members who support a new
Likud-led coalition headed by an
agreed upon candidate. Begin
could then take this list with him
when he handed his letter of
resignation to President Chaim
Herzog, with the suggestion that
the list be accepted as the new
coalition.
If the delay in naming a can-
didate for the Premiership and
getting together a Knesset list
extended too long even a few
days Begin might feel that he
must submit his formal resig-
nation without a proposed coali-
tion.
In that case, Herzog would
have no alternative but to call on
Shimon Peres, as the leader of the
Labor Alignment, the largest
party in the Knesset, to suggest
an alternative government within
21 days with the possibility of
extending this period for another
21 days.
PERES, who kept a low profile
since Begin announced his inten-
tion to resign, broke his silence
and that of the Labor Party. He
told an Israel Television inter-
viewer he was doing so now be-
cause it was "evident beyond
doubt" that Begin was resigning.
Peres said the most urgent need
at the moment was "to end the
crisis. We are beset with major
problems in Lebanon and in
the economy and the most
urgent need is to establish a wide
coalition which can deal imme-
diately with those problems He
said he was confident the Labor
Alignment could establish such a
wide coalition.
Peres said that no official con-
tacts had yet been made with
possible coalition parties, but un-
official talks indicated that some
of the smaller parties, at least,
would cooperate with Labor.
Asked how this jibed with
party reports that they would
continue with the Likud, Peres
replied: "That was yesterday.
What we are now dealing with is
today and tomorrow.
PERES SAID he had "per-
sonal respect for Begin the man"
but not for his policies. "I agree
with him on one thing he de-
scribed the war in Lebanon as a
tragedy, and I agree with that."
Asked how he estimated his
"Likud rivals," Peres said:
"They are not my rivals at the
moment. They are their own
rivals."
Meanwhile, leaders of the var
ious coalition parties said they
would await the results of the
debate within Herut on pro-
cedures to name a successor to
Begin and for a successor to then
be named. While expressing gen-
eral support for the present coali-
tion, even under a new head,
some coalition leaders agreed
that a new situation had been
created.
Agudat Israel spokesmen
noted that "the Likud without
Begin is not the same Likud,"
and some party leaders hinted
that if the struggle for the suc-
cession within Herut went on for
too long, they would consider an
approach by the Labor Align-
ment if Peres was called on by the
President to build a new -^
ment.
EDITORIALS in the l8r,
press adopted a wait-and-see
titude for the first few days ail
Begin announced his resignatii
postponing hard comment u
the Premier submitted his for
resignation. But some edit
began to edge toward
comments.
The Jerusalem Post sUu
that it is to Begins credit that!
carried through his intention I
resign and did not waver in tU
face of an "unprecedented onn-,
personal adoration by brei
beating supplicants imploru
him to stay on." It added tbj
"Likud without Begin, eve
without one who feels he can |
longer carry the burden of leade
ship, will not be the sa
Among his putative successo
there is not one who begins
measure up to Mr. Begin
stature, let alone popularity."
The independent Hoonu ,
Begins resignation was a sadeJ
to the career of a man who h
finally achieved power after
years in opposition, made
sadder by the infighting in
party for his successor.
THE NATIONAL Relit
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deal with, not the least of wk
would be the economic and
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 3
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He 'Simply Cannot Bear the Responsibility Any Longer'
By GIL SEDAN
I JERUSALEM (JTA)
Premier Menachem Be-
, announced that his de-
bn to resign is final be-
'I simply cannot
*the responsibility any
He thus rejected
jive efforts by his
nd coalition partners to
ade him to change his
But his colleagues
"convince him to post-
submitting a formal
eT of resignation to
jident Chaim Herzog
Hen would make his
Emation legally binding.
There was no indication as to
long it would be before Begin
r its the letter, but it was as-
he would do so as soon as
the coalition partners agree on
successor. Begin apparently
to avert a situation in
ifa the President would ask
Labor Alignment to try and
B^ a new government. I f all the
ition partners agree before-
H on the new candidate for
iership, the President would
no choice but to ask that
to form the new govern-
EGIN'S FINAL decision
g. 30 ended two days of in-
live consultations and
ulation about the Premier's
ution to resign. The Premier
; announced his move at the
(of a routine Cabinet session,
the ministers and the
on by surprise.
Until the last minute of the
BulUtions at the Premier's
it was not clear whether
Menachem Begin
Begin would in the end give in to
the pressure to remain in office.
But as the three-hour consul-
tations ended, Begin said he was
determined to resign.
Begin said he was moved by
the statements and appeals of the
Cabinet ministers and other key
officials of the coalition parties to
get him to reverse his decision. "I
would like to stress that I do not
blame anybody for my resig-
nation," Begin said.
He then disclosed for the first
time the reason for his decision:
"I simply cannot bear the
responsibility any longer. If I
believed that there would be a
chance to continue, I would have
considered it differently. It was
not a sudden decision. I am ask-
ing you to allow me to present my
letter of resignation to the Presi-
dent today." He then asked those
present to continue to serve as a
unified coalition after his resig-
nation.
BUT BEG IN S desperate plea
was rejected. Yaacov Meridor,
Minister for Economic Coordina-
tion, a long time friend of Begin,
said, "I turn down your request,
Mr. Prime Minister." Begin re-
sponded, "Okay, I will do it then
without your consent." He then
began to write his letter, mumbl-
ing toward Meridor, "Yaacov, it
will not help you."
As the letter was sent to an ad-
jacent room to be typed, Justice
Minister Moshe Nissim was the
first to suggest that Begin post-
pone formally resigning. "This is
much too serious a decision," he
said. "Give us time out for sev-
eral months."
Aguda Knesset member Men-
achem Porush suggested that
perhaps the upcoming High Holy
Days would give Begin a chance
>vaoT.,nM
Liberia to Reopen
Embassy in Jerusalem
By GIL SEDAN
NUSALEM (JTA)
J Liberia will reopen its
pbassy here, in the same
PBg It left 10 years ago
J? severed its diplo-
"* ties with Israel, For-
Mimster Ernest East-
' of Liberia has told Is-
the same time, Israel and
*L* exchange Ambassa-
The Liberians announced
J** Ambassador will be
J"* Pearson, who was for-
F'y Liberia's envoy to Kenya.
f and Tanzania. Premier
P*hem Begin announced at
J "me time that the Cabinet
P? be asked to approve the
T"ntment 0f GavrW Gavrieli
pmoassador to Monrovia.
rH announcements were
at a ceremony here where
gwd President Samuel Doe
sria signed an agreement of
two in the field* of. agri
to rethink his decision. But for-
mer Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon, Tehiya MK Genla
Cohen, and Haim Druckman of
the Matzad (Religious Zionist)
Party said the time was ripe for
new elections.
Finally, Finance Minister
Yoram Aridor proposed a for-
mula that was accepted. He re-
minded Begin that even if he re-
signs he would still have to head
the caretaker government until
an alternative government is
formed. Therefore, Aridor sug-
gested, Begin should remain in
office until a new coalition is
formed which would allow "a
smooth and comfortable transi-
tion." Begin accepted this sug-
gestion, but he stressed that this
could not be a prolonged process.
A SUGGESTION to im-
mediately sign a draft agreement
by all the coalition partners to
continue under the new Premier
the Herat movement would
designate was dropped when
Cohen and Aguda MK Avraham
Shapiro objected. It was decided
therefore, that all Herat minis-
ters would meet this evening to
name their candidate for the Pre-
miership.
Should the Herat Party fail to
agree on a candidate and should
the coalition partners decline to
accept that person if a candidate
is named, the likelihood is that
there would have to be new elec-
tions. "No government, whether
headed by Begin, another Likud
person, or the Alignment, can
continue to govern without new
elections," Cohen said.
Shortly after the session with
the coalition representatives
ended, Begin left his office. He
made no statement to reporters
and entered his car and went
home. When he arrived, a crowd
of supporters cheered him. But
again. Begin made no remarks
and disappeared inside the house.
Police kept demonstrators in
support and in opposition to Be-
gin separated and at a safe dis-
tance from the Premier's resi-
dence.
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Friday, July 8,1983
5743: Israel in the Middle East
ByYOELCOHEN
For Israel, her experience
in the Jewish year in terms
of Middle Eastern politics
may be summed up by one name:
Lebanon. Before the Jewish year
began Israel's Operation Peace
for Galilee appeared to have
secured some of tis goals, with
the departure from Lebanon of
PLO forces, and with the return
of some normality to a country
afflicted by civil violence since
1974.
But the initial victory proved
to be short term. Already before
the Jewish year began. President
Elect Bas hir Jemayel died when a
massive bomb explosion wrecked
the headquarters of the Phalange
party. Bashir was known for his
pro-Israeli feelings, and only his-
tory can speculate whether Mr.
Begin's vision of full diplomatic
relations developing as a result of
the war would have taken place
had he survived. Instead, his
brother, Amin. who has replaced
him, has proved less reliable as a
political ally to Israel.
As Kosh Hashanah was usher-
ing in the new year, the Phalange
massacres at the Palestinian
camps of Sabra and Shatilla
occured. In retrospect, as this
may have been the beginning of a
series of events which was to
result in the agreement between
Israel and Lebanon in May in-
volving the withdrawal of foreign
forces, including Israel, from
Lebanon.
ALTHOUGH it was the
Phalange forces which carried out
the actual massacres, it was Isra-
el that felt the full brunt of criti-
cism by foreign public and politi-
cal opinion.
Within Israel the massacres
confirmed to critics of the war
that the Government ought to
have restricted the goals of the
military operation to the 45 kilo-
meter limit which Mr. Begin
imposed initially. Four-hundred-
thousand people demonstrated in
Tel Aviv for the establishment of
a judicial commission of inquiry
to examine Israel's involvement
in the affair. Then President
Yitzhak Navon has meanwhile
revealed that he would have re-
signed had Prime Minister Begin
.not appointed the commission.
Bv the end of 1962 a three-way
debate had developed between
Jerusalem. Beirut and Washing-
ton about the nature of the future
relations with Israel. From the
outset of the Operation Peace for
Galilee the Begin Government
looked towards a full normaliza-
tion of relations with Lebanon,
making her the second Arab state
to formally recognize the Jewish
state. But the Lebanese Govern-
ment faced with pressures
from conflicting Maronite Chris-
tian and Muslim groups
wanted little more than a with-
drawal of foreign forces.
UNITED STATES supported
the Lebanese side through much
of the negotiations between Isra-
el and Lebanon in 1983. It failed
to calculate that Syria would
refuse to withdraw her troops
from Lebanon even after Israel
agreed to withdraw its troops.
And Israel for its part said it
would not withdraw its forces
until the Syrians withdrew their
forces. Only a withdrawal of all
foreign forces from Lebanon
would create the right conditions
for the reconstruction of Leba-
non, argued the Israeli Govern-
ment.
The Lebanese situation had re-
percussions for Israel elsewhere
in the region. After Israel
launched its operation in Leba-
non Egypt recalled home 'for
consultations' its Ambassador to
Israel Saad Mortada, and a suc-
cessor is only likely to be ap-
political order in Lebanon and its
proved once Israel withdraws.
The Lebanese situation turned
attention away from the adminis-
tered territories of Judea and
Samaria. The number of settle-
ments have increased, and by the
end of the year the total Jewish
population is expected to increase
to 60.000 from the present 35,000.
Israel experts expect the total to
reach 100,000 Jewish residents
by 1987.
IT WAS. in order to "freeze"
the settlements program that Mr.
Reagan's newly appointed Secre-
tary of State, George Shulu,
drew up the so-called Reagan
Plan which, for the first time,
called for a Palestinian homeland.
But after the PLO refused to give
King Hussein power to represent
them at any negotiations the
Plan had no chance of success.
Since the Reagan Administration
Shofar Link Ties N.Y. Jews
With 'Kotel' Via Tel-Connection
NEW YORK (JTA) A "telecommunications-
link tied Jews here to a congregation 6,000 miles away at
the Western Wall in Jerusalem on the eve of the Jewish
New Year 5744. The two groups simultaneously blew the
Shofar and sent each other wishes for peace in the world,
it was reported by JWB.
AT MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, Sept. 3, when peni
tential prayer services were recited, Rabbi Joseph Sim-
ckes blew the Shofar at Hollis Hills Jewish Center in
Queens. Simultaneously, U.S. Navy Chaplain Arnold
Resnicoff, stationed with the Sixth Fleet, blew the Shofar
at the Western Wall. The time in Israel was 6 a.m., Sun-
day, Sept. 4.
Simckes and Resnicoff, who are first cousins, then
wished each other best wishes for peace throughout the
world, those wishes also representing their respective
congregations. Simckes made contact with Israel by
dialing a telephone number at the Wall. The entire
proceeding was amplified so that each congregation could
hear the other.
Jewish Floridian
Chief Lebanese negotiator Antoine Fattal is
shown signing the Israel-Lebanese
agreement for his country.
did not consult Israel before an-
nouncing the Plan the Israel
Government immediately
rejected it.
Overall, leaving aside the
economic and political costs
of deploying an army abroad, Is-
rael's position in the Middle East
looked strong in official eyes. The
opposition attacked the wisdom
and consequences of the Leba-
nese war. Its protagonists noted
that neither Eevpt nor Jordan
seemed to have any intention, or
were in any position, to attack
Israel. The only threat was from
Syria. The PLO threat from Leb-
anon seemed to have been
reduced. The Iran-Iraqi war con-
tinued to divide the Arab world.
Oil was no longer a viable politi-
cal weapon given the disarray in
pricing policies among oil pro-
ducing states. The Soviet
Union's influence in the immedi-
ate region remained small with
the exception of Syria.
If by the end of the Jewish year
as the army's extensive deploy-
ment in Lebanon was increasing-
ly questioned, ways were being
sought with US and Lebanese co-
operation to an IDF redeploy-
ment along lines less vulnerable
but able to secure Israel's vita!
security needs. Israel's ability tc
consider this option is a sign of
her new potential for influencing
events in the Middle East and
within this framework to look
after her own security interests.
Letters to the Editor
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Volume 5
9TISHRI5744
Number 29
The following three letters are
in response to the Rabbis Column
in the Floridian, issue dated Sept.
2. 1983.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Please allow me to reply to the
request of Rabbi Samuel Silver
concerning the Jewish man who
broke his planned wedding to a
Catholic girl.
First. I honestly believe that
the young man has more "Jewish
feelings" and "Saychal" than the
esteemed rabbi.
No rabbi should officiate at a
Jewish wedding ceremony un-
less both husband and wile (to
be) are Jewish or promise to
raise their children as Jews. The
young man in the letter wanud
that! For any Jew to marry a
Christian and allow the children
lo be raised as Christian, or pick
their own religion, is tantamount
to being "A Stud fortheGoyim."
Strong talk (that's what the as-
similated Jews will say). There is
no other way to combat this "di-
sease of intermarriage" that is
destroying the Jewish people.
The young Jew writes in his
letter, "opposition from my own
family was minimal, and that we
had found a rabbi that would of-
ficiate was comforting. The deci-
sion not to get married was
ours."
These young people are to be
commended for realizing that
they could not be faithful to their
own respective religions, and that
theirs would be a divided home.
Eventually the overwhelming
Jhrislian and secular atmosphere
in America would succeed in ab-
sorbing another Jewish family.
Kabbi Silver (known as Marry-
ing Sam) insists on defending his
own position of performing mixed
marriages and presenting himself
as an "Understanding Rabbi."
Young Jews must be educated
and become learned in "Jewish
Tradition Talmud Teach-
ings Values." etc.. and must
be made lo reali/.e that Judaism
will only survive if Jews remain
Jews and continue to bring Jew-
ish children into the world.
That is what Kabbi Silver
should tell all of the Jewish youth
who request that he perform a
wedding ceremony in conjunction
with a minister or only an inter-
marriage ceremony.
SAMUEL BORTNICK
Delray Beach
EDITOR. The Jewish Floridian:
Dear Rabbi Silver:
I am enclosing a response to
"A Cry of the Heart," as you so
well said "un cri du coeur." It is a
beaulilul letter. It brings up so
many thoughts, just prior lo the
High Holidays ringing al our
door Il is refreshing, enlight-
ening, and I must say. encourag-
ing lo know that our younger
generation of Jews can react in
such a fashion as this young man
did. He sacrificed. His faith is
unflinching. He told us, we the
Jews at large, that we shall never
disappear from the face of this
earth. .
God bless your family and you
and may you have a happy and
healthy 5744.
DR. VICTOR PERLOW
Boca Raton
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian.
To the young man who could
not marry the Catholic girl:
J our moving letter to Rabbi S
Mtm prompted me to answer
you. You have made a sacrifice at
a moment of your life when you
were reaching for happiness and
marriage with the woman you
love. Your deepest feelings as in
uilonned. sensitive Jew surfaced
w ben yon realized thai you could
not raise your children to be. in |
an\ oilier laith bul yours ...
Y-'ii wen' not liealen by events I
i>.ii i-iiiinil .'(MM) years ago. Mi
you say in your letter; what you
(ml is iwpiess your sense ol pride
ol being u slit I -necked Jew!
You have expressed, what 1 ,
fuel, is the deepest and almost'j
aluvislic reaction, present in each ,
Jew. It is the reason for our |
survival in spile of all the llok>
cuiisls! You have cried out: "No j
Not me! Not my children! Our I
God is one only one! Blessed be
he!"
You have come through with
your best of faith in God with
flying colors. You were not
beaten!!! "You have surfaced
above all enemies" thanks tor
God and your unflinching faith.
Our rabbis teach us not to just
cling to the Torah passively but
also to instill it into our children
and children's children for all
generations to come. You have
done just that.
Your act of faith and sacrifice
has renewed and enhanced the
joy, the pride, and the responsi-
bility that we all feel that we have
in being a Jew. Time is the great-
est healer. Your present grief and
loss of what you could not attain,
will be tempered and mellow into
the future, and the good Lord will
give you the length of life, health,
and happiness that you rightfully
deserve.
DR. VICTOR PERLOW
Boca Raton


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A Jewish Encounter in Hong Kong
B, ARNOLD ROSENTHAL
, Mav of 1983 I was impress-
'^an article I read to
'Jdassah magazine about Sir
Snce Kadoone. The article
ted that Sir Lawrence, now
j Kadoorie. was head of the
ZL community of Hong Kong
I 2a noted philanthropist.
i wrote to Lord Kadoorie and
Igjvised him that my wife, Elinor
Za I would arrive in Hong Kong
,une 18. 1 stated we were
Jiving on the Pearl of Scandi-
Jvian and would like to meet
hrithhim.
The Lord Kadoorie promptly
replied, and graciously indicated
Uit he would be happy to meet
* To put our meeting with Lord
Kadoorie in perspective, our
1 arrival in Hong Kong had been
[preceded by an exciting tour in
China. Nevertheless, our meeting
Ifith him was the highlight of our
[ Asian experience.
Our appointment was on June
IjO at 12:15 p.m. The Kadoorie of-
[fices are on the 24th floor of the
I St George s building. The offices
I live a marvelous view of Hong
Kur# harbor, and several walls
bve a superb jade collection.
I While wi- were viewing the
Iroajmiiicent jade a secretary
ntBrad and said that Lord
Kadoorie would join us shortly.
A tew minutes later he entered
lanu gave us an interesting and
hformative tour of the jade.
nhich hau leen collected in manv
feminine-- We were subsequently
Mdlwl ai a lonlerence table. Lord
A mold Rosen thai
Kadoorie's demeanor was most
gleasant and reassuring. We soon
>lt at ease.
I related to him what I feel is
an alarming problem with the
Jewish condition in the United
States, the reduction of the size
of the country's Jewish popu-
lation. Our host reflected on my
statement and he said he was
concerned with the possible rise
of anti-Semitism in the United
States. We felt Jews should take
a more active interest in the com-
munity as a whole, rather than
channel their efforts solely to
Jewish causes.
Lord Kadoorie was of the opi-
nion that the various movements
of Judaism in America should
(unction more closely towards
problems that affect the entire
Jewish community. We both
agreed that Jewish education at
all levels was essential to the
continuance of a viable Jewish
community in the United States.
A strong and articulate Jewish
community would help insure the
continuance of United States
Government aid to Israel. Our
host then took us to lunch at the
American Club.
At lunch, Lord Kadoorie was
genial and charming. It was in-
deed fascinating to learn some of
the history of the Kadoorie fami-
ly. Lord Kadoorie is the fourth
generation to live in Hong Kong
and subsequently Shanghai. We
were impressed with the fact that
his week"s guests were Admiral
Hyman Rickover. the chairman
of the Sony Corp., and ourselves!
As a further note, Horace
Kadoorie, Lord Kadoorie's
brother, would draw your at-
tention to the fact that the
Peninsula Hotel, Star Ferry, and
China Light and Power Company
do not belong to the Kadoories
but are public companies. Lord
Kadoorie is chairman of China
Light and Power. His brother is
chairman of the Hong Kong and
Shanghai Hotel Group and a
director of the Star Ferry.
l^ord Kadoorie and his brother
recognized a serious problem that
had been created in Hong Kong.
Thousands of refugee Chinese
had entered the colony. The
Kadoorie brothers set up a very
imaginative aid program, cer-
tainly a shining example for the
rest ol the world the Kadoorie
Agriculture Aid Association, or
as it is known locally, the KAAA.
A direct quote from Lord
Kadoorie is. "It is essential that
those that lead understand their
responsibility toward providing a
better standard of living and
quality of life. Maimonides said
in 1150 that the highest degree of
charity is to aid a man in want by
entering into a partnership with
him or providing work for him, so
that he may become self-support-
ing. Maimonides was a wise
man."
The Kadoories implemented
that philosophy by donating aid
in kind and in cash to the re-
fugees who in turn rewarded their
confidence by successfully
developing productive farms and
other self supporting establish-
ments.
The KAAA built roads, made
irrigation possible, and supplied
expert technical assistance. Lord
Kadoorie said that at one point
they gave the Chinese 100,000
pigs. The Chinese say, "Kadoorie
knows more about pigs than any-
one, but has never tasted pork!"
Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for New Building
At Tel Aviv University's School of Dental Medicine
\ ground breaking ceremony
bu a new building at Tel Aviv
|Uni\ entity 'a School of Dental
Medicine at the Sackler Faculty
..! Medicine was held recently.
irfuvkJillg ailded impetus to the
pjrhe ui complete the addition to
.iic school.
11 ( \pansion ol the School of
IDental Medicine will have a sig-
lulaani impact on Israeli dental
[mtlkine. allowing for the
rambling <>l the number of
dentists named by the school
ho. upon ^ruduation. commit
iluniM i\c U) three years of serv-
[He in development towns and
"|Iki areas in urgent need of
I dental i an-.
Tin new building is a joint pro-
| ill 11aken by Tel Aviv Uni-
lu-rsii) ,in,i Kupat Holim. the
health serv ices ol the Labor Fed-
eration and the Government of
Israel. Major supporters of the
drive to complete the new addi-
tion are the Alpha Omega Inter-
national Fraternity, the Ameri-
can Friends of Tel Aviv Univer-
mi\ Dental School, and Sigma
Kpsilon Delta Dental Fraternity.
The building, which will be
patterned on modern dental
schools in the western world, will
contain UK) student operatories.
.">() each on two floors, and will
include special areas for oral
li.igno-i-, oiul medicine, oral ra-
dio log \. and oral surgery. It will
uIho contain a pre-clinical
I Phantom head) laboratory and
modern leaching and technical
laboratories. An auditorium
capable of seating the entire
Israel Will Withdraw
Totally, Dulzin Says
By MICHAEL SOLOMON
MONTREAL (JTA) -
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
Jewish Agency and World Zion-
ft Organization Executives, said
here that "in the not too distant
"lure Israel will totally with-
draw from Lebanon, letting Syria
;stay there." In Dulzin's opinion,
Kb* would constitute a basis for a
1 long-range agreement between
syria and Israel.
He told the Zionist Organiza-
|wn of Canada that "there is no
[Mure for Lebanon as a state."
I ne said that the war in Lebanon
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"was a most difficult but also a
very important one for Israel and
that, with the exception of Syria
and Libya all Arab states are
willing to start a dialogue with
Israel"
The Zionist leader stressed
"the honeymoon" relationship
Israel enjoys today with the U.S.
following the Reagan Adminis-
tration's terrible disappointment
with the so-called moderate Arab
states whose words and promises
have proved unreliable would
continue.
Regarding the solution of the
Palestinian problem, Dulzin said
"there will never be another new
Arab state in the region." Peace
in the region will be achieved only
through negotiations between
Israel and Jordan, not between
Israel and the Palestinians.
On other matters, Dulzin fore-
cast a government of national
unity in Israel whose primary
objective will be to deal with the
thorny issues of the standard of
living which has been hard bit by
rampant inflation, with the in-
tensification of immigration from
the diaspora and with Jewish
education around the world.
student body and faculty is also
planned. None of these essential
iacilities is available today.
Israel currently suffers from a
severe shortage of dentists, and
the training of additional dentists
has been given the highest prior-
ity by Israel's Council of Higher
Education. Currently there are
only 1.500 qualities dentists
serving 4.000.000 Israelis, 90 per-
cent of whom suffer from dental
disease. In addition, a large per-
centage of Israeli dentists cur-
rently practicing do so in major
urban centers and many of these
dentists are nearing retirement
age. or work only part-time.
Besides allowing for the train-
ing ol additional dentists, the
new building at Tel Aviv Univer-
sity will allow for the launching
of a comprehensive six-year pro-
gram leading to a DMD degree.
Post-graduate studies will be
expanded in the nine recognized
specialties of dentistry,
producing more dental specialists
for Israel and a new generation of
teachers for the Dental School.
The expanded Tel Aviv Univer-
sity School of Dental Medicine
will also increase available
training for dental auxiliaries, in-
cluding dental assistants,
hygienists. and technicians.
Dr. Leo Shipko, chairman of
the Alpha Omega Committee for
the fund-raising drive for the new
building, said, at the ceremony,
"During our convention in New
York we passed a resolution
which created a commitment be-
tween the American Friends of
Tel Aviv University and the
Alpha Omega Fraternity to build
a new dental school on these most
hallowed grounds. Those who are
here today demonstrate their
concern and dedication. It is left
for us to continue this campaign.
"It is for us to double our ef-
forts and to conclude this major
endeavor with success. It is not
important what we say here,
rather what we do and what we
have yet to accomplish. We must
fulfill our obligation and
demonstrate our loyalty, solidar-
ity and commitment to our pro-
fession, to dental education and
to the people of Israel."
On another occasion, his
brother Horace imported some
superior all-white Peking ducks
as an improvement over the
ducks the Chinese were raising.
The Chinese refused the ducks
because white is a Chinese
symbol of mourning. The Chinese
learned that the Kadoories were
upset at the refusal, so they
conferred and agreed to accept.
They now say the white was the
ducks' problem!
It is not possible to report fully
the delightful and interesting
discussion we had at lunch. Lord
Kadoorie expressed a beautiful
personal philosophy in which he
compared life to a' painting in
which we all participate. Elinor,
and I believed we were no longer
strangers to this wonderful man.
Our life had suddenly taken on
a new dimension. I subsequently
wrote to Lord Kadoorie that I felt
a deep sense of loss since it might
be some time before I again
would have so meaningful a
dialogue with him.
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Friday. July 8,1983
President's Firing of Civil Rights Commission
Members Put Jews in Midst of Impassioned Debate
WASHINGTON -
(JTA) President
Reagan's firing of three
members of the United
States Commission on Civil
Rights and naming three
others to replace them has
put four Jewish organiza-
tions, all of them with long
established records in the
civil rights movement, in
the midst of an impas-
sionate national debate.
The controversy has taken on
an additional dimension for the
Jewish groups since one of the
nominees is Morris Abram,
former president of the American
Jewish Committee and of Bran
deis University, and a New York
lawyer who fought for civil rights
in his native Georgia in the
1960s.
REAGAN HAS argued that he
has a right to replace three com-
mission members, Mary Frances
Berry, Rabbi Murray Saltzman
and Blandina Cardenas Ramirez
as he had two other members of
the commission. He has charged
that the opposition is due to the
rejection by his three nominees of
quotas as a remedy for discri-
mination against Blacks, women
and other minority groups.
Civil rights groups, however,
have charged that Reagan is
seeking to undermine the inde-
pendence of the commission
which has frequently criticized
his policies on civil rights.
All the Jewish groups oppose
quotas. But they differ in the
present controversy. The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B"rith has taken the strongest
position in favor of the Reagan
action, supporting all three
Reagan nominees Abram;
John Bunzel. a former president
of San Jose State University;
and Robert Destro. an assistant
professor of law at Catholic
University in Washington as
well as the President's right to
make the changes on the com-
mission.
THE ADL also supports
Reagan's nomination of Linda
Chavez, assistant to the
president of the American
Federation of Teachers, as the
commission's staff director, a
position now open. She was given
a recess appointment by Reagan.
The American Jewish Com-
mittee and the American Jewish
Congress have chiefly argued in
favor of Abram. urging that the
nominations be considered on
their merits. The position of the
three groups has put them in
opposition to the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights, to
which they belong, which has
called for the Senate to reject the
three nominations.
The Union of American
Hebrew Congregations (UAHCl
is the only Jewish organization
also to support the rejection of all
the nominees. Saltzman. one of
the ousted commissioners, is a
Reform rabbi in Baltimore.
THE ADL has taken an
aggresive position on the issue
from the beginning. Nathan
I'erlmutter. the ADL's national
dir*rt or, spoke out frequently on
the issue and charged that
"behind the assaults on the
. President's nominations, racial
quotas and mandatory busing are
being presented as a litmus test,
a latter-day loyalty oath to
determine one's fealty to civil
rights."
Testifying before the Senate
Judiciary Committee hearing on
the nominations in July, Kenneth
Bialkin. ADL's national chair-
man, noted that "all three
nominees have devoted much of
their professional and personal
efforts to securing basic rights
and liber tiea for various
disadvanlaged minorities in this
country."
But he said the critics have
"narrowly focused on one highly
controversial issue, character-
izing the nominees' opposition to
race-prefereiitial quotas as
wholesale abandonment of affir-
mative action and civil rights."
Bialkin stressed that both the
ADL and the nominees' opposi-
tion to quotas have in no way
"diminished" their "support and
struggle for equal opportunity for
all individuals."
IN TESTIFYING before the
same Senate committee, Howard
Friedman, the AJCommittee's
president, also noted that opposi-
tion to Abram centered on his
disapproval of quotas. "Is it not
perfectly clear that his views on
that subject are firmly rooted in
his bedrock commitment to
individual and civil rights?"
Friedman asked.
While noting that he agrees
with the Leadership Conference
that the commission must retain
its independence, Friedman
stressed that "all three can-
didates have publicly stated their
determination to be independent
and that they have made no com-
mitments to the President in any
specific issues." He said since the
President has acted, the can-
didates should be judged on their
qualifications.
Howard Squadron, president
of the AJCongress, in a letter to
the committee, endorsed Abram
as "eminently qualified." But he
noted that the President's
"wholesale firing of members of
the Commission indicates an
insensitivity to the feelings of
minority communities, which
have already experienced deep
disappointment at the failure of
this Administration to assign a
higher priority to the enforce
ment of civil rights."
IN EXPRESSING the
UAHC's opposition to the
nominations, Albert Vorspan, the
Reform group's vice president,
stressed its respect for Abram
and his efforts in the civil rights
struggle.
"It is not the independence and
integrity of the nominees which is
at issue; rather it is the inde-
pendence and integrity of the
commission that is at stake,"
Vorspan said. "We firmly believe
that the President's actions will
retard the progress of civil rights
African Republic
Set for Ties
JERUSALEM (JTA)
The Central African Re-
public will probably be the
next Black African country
to resume diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel, it was re-
ported by Israel Radio. Ac-
cording to the report, Israel
and the Central African Re-
public signed an agreement
to resume ties several
weeks ago.
President Mobutu Sese Seko of
Zaire was reported instrumental
in persuading the republic to
follow Zaire and Liberia in their
resumption of diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel. Zaire renewed
its ties last May, and Liberia did
so last week.
MEANWHILE, President
Samuel Doe of Liberia met with
Defense Minister Moshe Arens
and the two discussed possible
Israeli military aid to Liberia.
Talking to reporters after their
meeting, Arens said Liberia is
"very concerned" about Libyan
leader Muammar Qaddafi "and
Libyan subversion throughout
Africa." Liberia had already
asked Israel to supply intelli-
gence on Libyan activity in
Africa.
in America." He said if the nom-
inees are confirmed, "the impar-
tiality and the independence of
the U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights will be seriously impair-
ed .. ."
This seemed to be the position
of the Democrats on the com-
mittee even though the nominees
are all Democrats. Sen. Joseph
Biden (D., Dell, the committee's
ranking Democrat, said that al-
though the nominees had "im-
peccable" credentials he would
vote against them because "at
stake is the independence of the
commission."
Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D.,
Ohio) also said he had no
doubt" about the nominees'
qualifications but that "regar-
dless of the merits of the new
appointees, the issue before us
relates directly to the inde-
pendence to the commission."
SQUADRON suggested this
could be assured by passing
legislation "which would
establish in law fixed and stag-
gered terms for all members of
the commission and which would
preclude their dismissal except
for neglect of duty or malfeasance
in office." There is some expecta-
tion that this would be done while
at the same time the Senate
would approve the Reagan ap-
pointees.
But the House, before taking
its summer recess, approved
legislation that would renew the
commission's charter, which
expires September 30, but
Stipulated that a commissioner
could only be fired for "neglect of
duty" or "malfeasance." If the
Senate were to approve this
before it confirmed the Reagan
nominations it would mean that
Reagan would not be able to
remove the three commissioners
he wants replaced.
The controversy could have
provided a real opportunity for
discussing the issues of quotas
and mandated busing and
whether they can accomplish the
goals of a more equal society, or if
not, what should be done. But so
far more heat than light has been
shed, and with the Presidential
election little more than a year
away reasoned dtscussion cannot
be expected. For the Jewish com
munity this could mean further
exacerbation of the tense situa
tion that alrealdy exists between
it and some parts of the Black
community.
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Organizations In The News
WOMEN'S AMERICAN
ORT
Women's American OUT-AD
u,t, will hold their meeting on
today. Sept. 20 at the Ameri-
Bgvjngs Bank. Delray Beach
,o 30 p.m. There will be a very
^Jesting program and refresh-
jLts will be served. For details
tl,e Regency Spa Weekend.
EL 9-1-. plflas* ca" Mona Rob-
jon^-WHT.
Women's American ORT Del
wj|l hold their meeting on
Wednesday. Sept. 28 at the
nerican Savings Bank. Atlan-
.\U'. Delray Beach at 12
jn. A special film will be
E,n, "Nothing But the Best."
Guests are invited and refresh-
es will be served.
TEMPLE EMETH
Temple Emeth-Brotherhood
ftulure a special concert on
jiday. Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at
[anple Emeth. 5780 W. Atlantic
\u Delray Beach. "American
alaika." "Gypsy Musk at its
si," a folk show of music and
will be performed by the
man Balalaika Troupe. The
i-iilerlainers will present a
ulion of international music
sungs from Greece, Israel and
m Tickets for this concert
n available at Temple Emeth,
,,,,11 the Box Office at 498-7422.
Ill ml for Mann Auditorium is
| Vljnd Winick Hall. $2.50.
HADASSAH
I Hidassah-Ben Gurion will go
liilu movies on Tuesday, Sept.
mi p.m. at the Oelray Square
pnk-Theatre. Cost is $1. Please
I9!M4:J for tickets. Funds
I lladassah hospitals.
BNAI B'RITH
I'nai B'rith Women, Ruth
jpter will open the season with
fiHvimKon Monday, Sept. 19 at
p.m. at Congregation
li>l-i Kinunu, H>189 Carter Rd.,
pra\ livach. The guest speaker
lie Mis Marianne Bobick,
fcalenl .)l South County
^m>Ii h'ederution. Tickets are
available lor the Luncheon
I Party scheduled for Mon-
fcOcl. ITai 12 noon to be held
Kutigrcgalion Anshei Kmuna.
'i iwa-rvalion, please call 499-
i 198-7270.
I'nai B'rith Women-Genesis
ppter will have their first
viinu l the year on Thursday.
II -T ai 12 noun in the Admin-
Itaiion Building. The program
|H lealure an interesting
Met. Please make your reser-
|lMis now lor the following
|:iU v enls. Thanksgiving
N' 'l"> Marco Polo Hotel. The
Ijiuhrlul World ol Ik'rlin" and
Pjn ai I'umpurniks Restaurant
[Miami. The cost is $25 includ-
[ous servkre. New Years trip
1 ki II aboard the Jungle
h which includes dinner
F and bus service for S23.
>>"< call MoliieScher 482-5044.
P'11 Krimko 482-0920 or Hor-
J* Kkin 182-016(1.
,n' Brith Women-Naomi
P'er have changed their
p""K dale t Monday. Sept.
r! 12:30 p.m. in Temple
m. 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Fa> lk-,.,-1,. due to the holiday.
p Kush o| ||i||t.| wiM ^ the
PI "Picker. Bugubj and cream
p" will be served.
ANSHEI KMUNA
*shei Kmuna announces their
*lli least of Tubernacles
Fw will |K. celebrated on
fWay, Sept. 21, Thursday.
* '. and Kriday, Sept. 23,
f-ncing at (i p.m. with the
["K services on Thursday,
PV "nd Saturday. Sept. 22,
I**1--'beginning al 8:45 a.m.
ri'lmuss Tnt. Hiulical Di.
P*>n wHi |K, the overal,
1 "' the series of sermonic
K's to be preached by
mm. ''OUi!* Sacks- AU "
. "*' l" attend seminars and
r,Y"l"'utany fee. Congre-
Irimw,*' Kmuna to located
'"Wt arter Rd. Heirav. For
further information, please call
499-9229.
ZIONIST ORGANIZATION
OF AMERICA
The newly formed chapter of
Zionist Organization of America-
Century Village Deerfield will
hold their first meeting on Mon-
day, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. The meeting
will be held in the Community
Room of the Broward Federal
Savings Bank on Hillsboro Rd.
and Military Trail in Deerfield
Beach. AH members of the
Zionist Organization are invited
to attend and bring their friends.
A guest speaker will give a talk
on "Sholarships For Your
Grandchildren for Study in
Israel." Dr. Michael Leinwand,
Director of the Southeast Region
of the ZOA, will be present to
answer any questions on the
present situation in Israel.
YIDDISH CLUB
The Yiddish Culture Club of
Kings Point will open its social
activities on Thursday, Oct. 6 at
8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
The program will be dedicated to
renowned humorist and writer,
Sholem Aleichem. performing
one of his little plays and reciting
some of his stories, interspersed
with songs and music. All are
welcome. Anyone interested in
participating in future programs
may contact Dave Mairowitz,
499-5184 or Laura Stern, 499-
1520.
Bonds Appoints Jackson
Boca Representative
Tami Decides To Exit
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
secretariat of the Tami Party
decided at a four-hour meeting
here to recommend to its central
committee that the party leave
the Cabinet and the government
coalition.
Tami leader Aharon Uzan, who
is also Labor and Social Affairs
Minister, said there was only a
"very small chance" that the
Central Committee would over-
turn the secretariat's decision.
He expressed anger over what he
termed the Finance Ministry's
insensitivity toward the poor,
who are the main supporters of
Tami which represents Israelis of
North African origin.
"If the Cabinet were to
reconsider the economic
measures it has taken, Tami
might reconsider its departure,"
Uzan said. He was referring to a
series of new taxes on consumer
goods and the levying of a
monthly education tax for school
children.
The National Israel Bond Or-
ganization has announced the ap-
pointment of Julia Jackson as
permanent field representative
for the Bocs Raton-Delray Beach
area.
Bert Sales. Florida regional di-
rector, also announced that a per-
manent Israel Bond office will be
opened in the Boca Raton-Delray
Beach area on or about Oct. 1.
Said Sales, "We are pleased that
the growth of Israel Bonds in the
Boca Raton-Delray Beach area
necessitates the opening of an
office for this thriving commu-
nity. We are equally pleased that
we have a person of the caliber of
Mrs. Jackson to assume this im-
portant post."
Julia Jackson, who lives in
Boca Raton with her husband, an
oral surgeon, and their two teen-
age children, is a native of De-
troit, Mich. She received her BV
degree from Wayne State Uni-
versity and her MA from the
University of Michigan. She
taught for several years in the
Detroit area, and served on the
faculty of Temple Emanu-El in
Oak Park, Mich., teaching a
course on contemporary Israel.
Currently, Mrs. Jackson is on
Julia Jackson
the faculty and the Religious
School Board of Temple Beth-El
in Bocs Raton. She has traveled
to Israel three times, and has a
strong devotion to the country.
Should you want additional in-
formation about Mrs. Jackson
and her plans, please telephone
her at 483-7023.
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L. T~~+-L BUwiMnm nf SnutkrCtmntV
age 8
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday. July 8,1963
_______________Friday, September 16, u
We are on the road. .the right road9
As Prime Minister Menachem Begin, at his
own request, bows out of the picture as leader
of Israel's government, it is quite interesting
to recall the toast offered by President Ronald
Reagan, just two years ago last Friday (Sept.
9, 1981), during the State Dinner in the White
House in honor of Begin.
He said: Prime Minister Begin, it's a genuine
pleasure to welcome you to the White House this
evening. .
"After our conversations today, very warm and pro-
ductive. 1 am convinced that we are on the road, on the
way to the right road, that we really can draw closer to
that golden age of peace, prosperity, and brotherhood
and reason. And I think this is clear. Providence has
blessed us at this critical time with two leaders one
in Israel and one in Egypt, uniquely capable of the
great decisions that are required.
"Prime Minister Resin. I remember reading in your
book, White Nights. *I was a young man being held
inside Soviet Prisons.' You longed to return with your
people to the Middle East. And even then, you told
your captors there would be plenty of room for the
Arabs, for millions of Jews, and for peace. And you
have been working ever since to make that dream come
true. Though trained as a lawyer, you passed up the
Menachem Begin at White House in 1981.
The Diplomatic Year 5743
Year of the War in Lebanon
By WALTER EYTAN
The year 5743 will be re-
membered as the year of Israels
war in Lebanon. It opened with its
nadir last Rosh Hashanah the
day of the Phalange massacre in
the Sabra and shut ilia camps As
the year ends, the war is not yet
over. Israel *utfered severe
casualties: over .:>(K) soldiers kill-
ed, almost six times as many
wounded.
The war was at first, as far as
the public knew, no more than
"Operation Peace for Galilee.
Officially, this is still its name.
Its purpose was to chase the PLO
terrorists 40 kilometers (25 miles)
beyond Israels northern border,
out of range of the weapons with
which the peace <>i Galilee s peo-
ple had systematically been shat-
tered. This object was achieved in
a week.
Only then did it become clear
that Israel was pursuing more
far-reaching goals: the PLOs
expulsion from Lebanon, with its
headquarters in Beirut shut down
and its militia infrastructure de-
stroyed, and then full peace
with a Lebanon freed at last from
the internecine strife which had
racked and wrecked it since 1976.
THE SCHEME was imagine
tive the Governments oppo-
nents said imaginary. Could it
have succeeded? It had been
hatched with Hashir Gemayel.
but he was assassinated before he
could take office as President c
Lebanon. The consequent
Phalange massacre in the camps
for which some Israeli officers
and even Ministers were held to
bear indirect responsibility,
inflamed Lebanon's domestic
feuds still further. Syria's oc-
cupation force had suffered heavy
losses at Israel's hands, on the
ground and in the air. but it was
soon re-equipped and re-armed by
"big brother" Soviet Union.
In default of full peace, Israel
was able, with American support,
to negotiate with Lebanon an
agreement for security guaran-
tees there after the withdrawal of
Israeli forces. Lebanon claimed I
that, so far from establishing
formal peace, this agreement was
little more than a glorified armis-
tice.
Israel, for its part, maintained
that the agreement waa an his-
torical advance on the armistice
of 1949, which indeed it super-
seded. International law. we are
told, recognizes only a state of
war and a state of peace
nothing in between. Since the
agreement explicitly ended the
state of war, there must now be
peace.
LEGALISTIC argument has
its place, but the fact remains
that Israel is not yet out of the
Lebanese wood. This land of
cedars is still under occupation
by Syria's armed forces,
estimated at a little short of
50.000 men. Israel has made the
pull-out oi these torces a condi-
tion ol its own withdrawal. So far
there are tew signs that the
Syrians are reauv to oblige. For
Israel to withdraw if Syria does
not would mean not only loss ot
lace this could be borne but
the creation ot a vacuum which
Lebanon s own army is not
strong enough to fill.
As things stand, it is taken for
granted that Syrian troops would
pour into the vacuum, coming
dangerously closer to Israel's
Galilee border. Thus Israel finds
itself in a dilemma from which it
will not be easy to extricate itself.
We have learned once again the
preponderant role played by the
super-powers. Without the
U.S.A. there would have been no
Lebanon-1 srael agreement, no
multinational force to keep order
in Beirut. Were it not for the
USSR's all-out backing ot Syria,
there might be no great problem.
It was Americas participation in
the world force which moved
France. Italy and Britain to
despatch contingents of their
own.
As long as neither the U.S.A.
nor the USSR gives in. the con-
frontation will continue. It is
some comfort, perhaps, that
precisely because of super-power
involvement the situation (as in
Europe. Central America or the
Far East! will not be allowed to
get wholly out of hand. It would
represent far too grave a menace
to world peace.
IT HAD been hoped, by all ac
counts, that the PLOs defeat ir:
Lebanon would leave Israel a
freer hand in Judea and Samaria
(Jordan's former "West Bank").
President Ronald Reagan's
assurance that the U.S.A. did not
favor the establishment ot an
independent Palestinian state in
that area was something of a
leather in Israel's cap.
On the other hand, his demand
for a freeze on new Jewish settle-
ments there and in Gaza came as
a blow, though it represented
nothing new in American policy.
There are Palestinian notables of
the caliber of an Elias Freij.
mayor of Bethlehem, who hold
that the Arabs must negotiate
and come to terms with the
Israeli 'occupier' but all of
them insist on 'self-determina-
tion.' In political code, this
means independence and a Pales-
tinian state, with or without
association with Jordan.
All efforts to bring King
Hussein of Jordan to a negotia-
tion table have failed. He himself,
like Barkis, might have been
willing-PLO extremists, however,
put a stop to Arafat's toying with
him. and in disgust the king gave
up. Bound even now by the Arab
League's fiat of 1974. Hussein
cannot claim to speak for the
Palestinians. This privilege is
reserved still for the PLO. de-
termined anew to save what it
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"AS A POLITICAL INMATE in those Soviet
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adult years helping create a haven for your people in
new Israel. Devoted to democratic traditions, you
served as leader of your country's loyal opposition for I
nearly 30 years. Consistent in your views and skillful I
presenting them, you were elected leader of a free
people who recently reafirmed their esteem for you
"Called as a peacemaker, you boldly seized the
opportunity for peace with Egypt and skillfully pUr-
sued it to a successful conclusion.
"Mr. Prime Minister, the commitment you art
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who was walking along one day and saw an old man
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his friends and the Israeli people."
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Wp RejectedHerut Pleas
How Begin Refused To Nominate His Successor
Bj GIL SEDAN
udHUGHORGEL
JERUSALEM (JTA)
premier Menachem
-egin rejected requests by
Herat Party leaders last
jk that he personally
ninate his successor to
jjgjf] a bitter contest
een Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir and
leputy Premier David
I Begin reportedly told his
brut colleagues: "We live in a
kiocracy and not in a monarchy
[which the leadership is passed
i in succession. There are in-
JStutes which are established in
Enocratic elections, and they
nil select the man they wish to
eleading them."
I OHEL SHEM hall in Tel Aviv
ins readied for the secret ballot
thursday night by the 900
nbers of the Herut central
nmittee. The voting was
kyed for more than an hour
ause the election chairman,
_jian Vinitzky, was late in
rriving, and when he got there
e rubber stamps required for
I balloting could not be found.
The voting was also delayed to
ow for the arrival of two
ntral committee members who
finally brought to the hall
ambulance accompanied by
A Herut spokesman said that
would not attend the
Iroting because he was "weak and
fired." Until the actual voting
egan, the headquarters of
Jhamir and Levy remained open
i an effort to sway central com-
mittee members to vote for their
spective candidate.
THERE WAS no reliable
stimate as to who would win,
nd both the Shamir and Levy
nps expressed optimism. At a
meeting Wednesday, the two
contenders reached an agreement
that whoever wins, the personnel
structure of the Cabinet would be
retained.
No matter who the winner in
the election, there were serious
fears in the Likud camp that he
might face difficulties in keeping
the old coalition intact. One
obstacle was the announcement
by five Likud Knesset members
that they would not join the new
coalition government unless it
pledged to form a government of
national unity with the Labor
Alignment.
The five were Yitzhak Berman,
Dror Seigerman and Menachem
Savidor of the Liberal Party
wing, and Yigael Hurwitz and
Mordechai Ben-Porat of Telem.
Should these five defect, the
new Likud government would
have only 59 seats in the 120-
member Knesset, two short of a
majority. The possible defection
of these five MK's was not being
taken lightly in view of the
defection last year by two other
Likud MK's. Amnon Lin and
Yitzhak Peretz. They joined the
Labor Alignment and thus made
Labor the largest party in the
Knesset.
IF THE outgoing Likud
administration could not agree on
a new list of at least 61 Knesset
members to form a new govern-
ment, President Hergoz might
very well give the Alignment a
chance to form the new govern-
ment. Even if the Likud managed
to keep its present component
factions intact, there may still be
a need to renegotiate a new
agreement within the coalition.
The Aguda indicated that it
wanted firm assurances that the
old coalition would remain now
that Begin is no longer at its
helm. The TAMI Party, whose
secretariat last week voted to
quit the government unless the
economic policies were geared
more closely to meet the needs of
low income groups, continued to
insist on those changes as the
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coalition.
The Liberal Party demanded a
redistribution of Cabinet port-
folios, starting with the post of
Deputy Premier, which belonged
to the late Simcha Ehrlich.
Several Liberal Party members
contacted the Labor Alignment
to discuss switching allegiances.
Alignment sources said this was
not really a form of defection
from the Likud but merely the
result of "some Liberals having
second thoughts about where
they belong, in the wake of the
war in Lebanon and concessions
made by the Likud to the reli-
gious parties."
HOPES FOR a government of
national unity have not been
ruled out by the National Reli-
gious Party and TAMI. The
NRP, despite its allegiance to the
coalition, set an overall goal of
bringing the Alignment into the >]
coalition after it is formed by the
Likud.
However, there was little
enthusiasm for a national unity
government in Alignment ranks.
Younger elements in Mapam, an
Alignment partner, threatened to
leave the Alignment if it agreed
to a national unity government.
The small Shinui movement also
ridiculed such an idea, saying it
would be a national paralysis
government.
Meanwhile, bitterness
developed in the Shamir-Levy
campaign. Maariv quoted Ariel
Sharon, the former Defense
Minister who is now Minister
Without Portfolio, as saying he
would not serve in a government
led by Levy. He reportedly said
he would rather ally himself with
the ultra-nationalist Tehiya
Party.
ALL THE Seven Herut
Cabinet ministers supported
Shamir. Both he and Levy have
been close to Begin over the
years. The friendship between
Begin and Shamir goes back to
the pre-State days, despite the
time when Shamir was a leader of
the Stern Group, and Begin led
the Irgun. Although the two men
parted ways during those under-
ground days, their views have re-
mained similar on foreign and
defense issues.
The real split between Begin
and Shamir occurred when
Shamir abstained on the vote to
approve the Camp David ac-
cords. But this did not hinder
Begin from appointing him
Foreign Minister in 1979, when
Moshe Dayan resigned from the
government.
Levy, 45, has always been a
Begin protege. He immigrated to
Israel from Morocco at the age of
20 and went through a difficult
period of life in the development
town of Beit Shean. He was once
jailed for 12 days after running
amok at the local employment of-
fice, demanding proper employ-
ment.
LEVY WAS at first considered
a drawing card for the Sephardic
voters, but over the years he has
gained respect from all segments
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___________Friday, September 16,1983
A Rabbi
Comments
Rabbi Richard Agler
The following is brought to Floridian readers by the South
County Rabbinical Association. If there are topics you would
like our Rabbis to discuss, please submit them to the Floridian.
By RABBI RICHARD D. AGLER
The story is told of a young man, learned in tradition and
gifted in voice, who was asked to daven schacharit to chant
the morning service on Roah Hashanah day.
He practiced unceasingly,yet by Erev Rosh Hashanah, he was
so anxious that he could sleep but a few hours. Arriving at the
synagogue at the first light of dawn, he continued to review the
service, but his nerves were such that he was all but incapable of
looking at the prayer book.
When the rabbi arrived a short while later, the young man
asked for help. "I've been practicing the prayers of the service
for many weeks," he said. "Though once I knew them quite well,
now that the service is about to begin, I'm not so sure. What can
I do?"
"The prayers of the service have not changed," answered the
sage. "There is no need to be concerned about them. Rather,
sader et aUmecha put yourself in order that you and the
congregation hearing you might merit inscription in the Book of
Life."
The busiest season of the synagogue year the Holy Day
season has now begun. In addition to preparing for whatever
activities we plan to engage in during the year, it is important
that we prepare ourselves as well The religious rituals of the
season help us to do this.
Each weekday morning during Elul, the month preceding
Rosh Hashanah, the Shofar was sounded wherever services were
held to remind us of the approaching season of repentance. The
Saturday night before the New Year began, we offered midnight
Slichot prayers, at which time we changed the Torah mantles to
white, and asked forgiveness for our sins in preparation for the
Yamin Noraim the Days of Awe ahead. Rosh Hashanah
began the Ten Days of Repentance which will climax with an
entire day of fasting and prayer Yom Kippur. Finally, aa
Neilah concludes, the sun descends beyond the horizon, the final
Shofar blast is heard, Shana Tova is extended to all and the fast
is broken.
Some people ask, is all of this really necessary? After all, isn't
it possible to say what we need to say once or twice and then get
on with things? The answer of course, is no. If we are to prepare
ourselves as well as our activities for the year that is about to
begin, a great deal of introspection and thought are necessary,
hence the very full Holyday calendar. As our first resolution of
the year, let us not waste any of the opportunities for tefilah
prayer, and Tshuvah repentance, that our tradition gives to
us. Our world is such that few can afford to do otherwise.
Shana Tova.
Community Calendar
September 19
Women's American ORT-AII Points, Board meeting 12 noon
Anshei Shalom-Sisterhood-Oriole Jewish Center, meeting 9:30
a.m. Women's League for Israel, meeting 10 a.m. B'nai
B'nth-Ruth, 12:30 p.m. meeting.
September 20
Women's American ORT-AII Points, 12 noon meeting Pioneer
Women-Beersheba, 12:30 p.m. Board meeting B'nai B'rith-
Boca Teeca Lodge, 9:30 a.m. Board meeting Women's
American ORT-Boca, Delray Evening, 8 p.m. meeting Zionist
Organization of America-Boca, 8 p.m. meeting Zionist
Organization of America-Boca, 7:30 p.m. Board meeting
Pioneer Women-Zipporah, 10 a.m. Board meeting.
September 21
Women's American ORT-Region, 9:30a.m. Executive committee
meeting Women's American ORT-Sandalfoo, 1:30 p.m. Board
meeting.
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(JTA) A former member
of the U.S Army's Counter
Intelligence Corps who was
responsible for gathering
and preparing information
on Nazi war criminals in
Europe immediately after
World War II said here
that he was "shocked" by a
Justice Department report
which said CIC officials in
Europe had been unaware
of the activities of Klaus
Barbie when the U.S. hired
him for intelligence activi-
ties.
Michael Thomas, a Jewish
French resistance fighter who
was employed by the CIC from
1944-1947, said his responsibi-
lities included setting up "in-
formation nets" and finding and
apprehending for trial alleged
war criminals. He said that while
in Munich, working in the CIC
office in 1945, he had established
an "extensive" file on Gestapo
officials with profiles and activity
reports, including detailed in-
formation on the activities and
locations of those individuals.
One of those Gestapo officials
who he maintained a file on was
Barbie, the notorious "butcher of
Lyon," Thomas told a press
conference at the Simon Wiesen-
thal Holocaust Center.
"The Barbie report was a short
one, but stated that he was
wanted by the French as a war
criminal and for crimes against
humanity," Thomas said. "Most
of the information in those
profiles, which I personally
prepared, had been obtained
during interrogation of captured
Gestapo officials."
BECAUSE OF these existing
files in Munich, Thomas said, he
was shocked by the Justice
Department report issued Aug.
16 in Washington which said the
decision to employ Barbie "was a
defensible one (which) depends
upon the fact that the persons
who made those decisions cannot
be charged with knowledge that
Barbie committed, or likely com-
mitted, or was wanted for war
crimes or crimes against
humanity"
The Justice Department study
was conducted by Allan Ryan
Jr., a special assistant in the
criminal division of the Depart-
ment and the former head of the
Office of Special Investigation,
responsible for investigating and
prosecuting Nazi war criminals
living in the United States.
His 218-page report and its
more than 600 pages in sup-
porting documents admitted for
the first time that U.S. intelli-
gence employed Barbie from 1947
to 1961 and then helped him flee
from Germany to South America
where he lived until last February
when he was returned from
Bolivia to France He currently
awaits trial for "crimes against
humanity."
THE WIESENTHAL Center,
meanwhile, called the Justice
Department report "morally
unacceptable" and asserted that
after discussions with Thomas,
found it containing "inaccuracies
and omissions." The Center said
it takes "strong exception" to a
statement by Ryan in the con-
clusion of the report which said,
"I cannot conclude that those
who made the decision to employ
and rely on Klaus Barbie ought
now to be villified for the deci-
sion."
The Center, in a prepared
statement, said: "The history of
-
Thomas
the Gestapo was and forever will
be associated with genocide. To
employ an individual whose very
organization was dedicated to the
mass murder of Jews cannot be
defended under any pretext."
Furthermore, the Center
described as "morally disgrace-
ful" Ryan's assertion that
"whatever his crimes, he (Barbie)
has never been in the same
category as Adolph Eichmann
. and other SS leaders."
THE CENTER has called on
Congress to establish a bi-
partisan, independent inquiry
into the "entire issue of all U.S.
utilization of Nazi war criminals
after World War II." The request
for a congressional inquiry has
received the support of California
Democratic Representatives Mel
Levine and Howard Berman.
The Center released at the
press conference a packet of
documents, some of them marked
confidential, supporting Thomas'
statements that he was employed
by the CIC and his particular res-
ponsibilities. He emigrated to the
United States after his service
with the CIC and lives in New
York State. His family died at
the Auschwitz concentration
camp.
Hungary Returns Jewish
Cemetery After 13 Years
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Rabbi Sender Deutsch, a
leader of the Satmar Hasi-
dic movement, returning
from a visit to Hungary, re-
ported that the Hungarian
government agreed to re-
turn to Jewish control a
Jewish cemetery it confis-
cated 13 years ago.
Deutsch said the agreement
followed intermittent negotia-
tions during the 13 years and
that it marked the first time any
Lost European government has
returned to a Jewish community
a cemetery it had seized to be
used for other purposes. Deutsch
said the government had planned
to use the burial site for a
housing project.
Religious Directory
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton. Fla. 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at
9:30 a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Minyan on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:15 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
16189 Carter Road,,- 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks.
Daily Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sabbath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5
p.m. Phone 499-9229.
i IMV1PLE ANSHEI SHALOM OF WEST DELRAY
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
Conservative Services at Carteret Savings and Loan
Association Office, West Atlantic, corner Carter Road, Delray
Beach. Fridays, 8 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat, Saturdays, 9 a.m.
and Kiddush. Edward Dorfman, President 499-6687. Temple
Office 14600 Cumberland Drive, Delray Beach, Fla. 33446,
Phone 495-0466. Rabbi Emeritus Jonah J. Kahn.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Richard Agler, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at 8
p.m. Family Shabbath Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of Each
Month.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, Fla. 33434.
Conservative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Reuben
Saltzman. President, Joseph M. Pollack, Cantor, 483-6557.
TEMPLE EMETH
Y7H0 West Allantk Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 93446. ttf
servatiye. Phone: 498-3636. Bernard A SOvar, Rabbi: Nafuly
A. Linkovsky, Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.,
Saturday at 8:45 a.m., Daily Minyana at 8:46 a.m and 6 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave. (comer
Lake Ida Rd.>, Delray Beach, FL Reform. Mailing Address: P.O.
Box 1901, Delray Beach, Fla. 33444. Friday at 8:16 p.m. Rabbi
Samuel Silver, President Samuel Rothatein, 276-6161.




^.September 16,1983
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 11
Chaim Herzog.
Israel's Sixth President; A Unifying Personality
By SIMON ORIVER
In becoming Israel's sixth
-resident. Chaim Herzog has
'Jen on his most challenging
IS His proven versatility
Lild stand him in good stead,
EvJng in the past been a suc-
Lssful soldier, diplomat, polit-
ician, lawyer, industrialist, jour-
nalist, writer and even something
of a sportsman.
Perhaps a more important
qualification for being president
than his professional accomplish-
ments is the fact that he spans
the four major chasms that
divide the Jewish people: relig-
ious and secular. Ashkenazi and
Oriental. Israel and the Diaspora.
ind the political left and right.
HERZOG describes himself as
, traditional Jew. He is looked
upon as belonging to the non-
Orthodox establishment, but his
family background (he is the son
of the late Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi
Yitzhak Herzogl makes him
sympathetic of and acceptable to
the Orthodox community.
Herzog's wife, Aura Ambache, is
half-Sephardi, their oldest son,
Yoel, has married the daughter of
the Swiss Sephardi business
magnate, Nessim Gaon, and Her-
zog claims that so many uncles,
aunts, cousins, nephews and
nieces have "mixed" marriages
that he is not conscious of who is
Ashkenazi and who is not.
At the same time, having been
born and brought up in Ireland,
educated in Britain and served in
America as Ambassador to the
United Nations, Herzog points
out that he understands the
hopes and fears of the English-
speaking Diaspora and its
relationship to Israel. Finally, as
somebody whose political home is
towards the right and hawkish
inclined circles in the Labor
Party, his centrist views are
acceptable to most of the popula-
tion, albeit that the presidency is
a non-political role.
With the country'8 divisions in
mind, President Herzog's ac-
Orthodox Jews, Polish
Government in Accord on
Preservation of Cemeteries
ceptance speech in May, as he re-
placed Yitzhak Navon, stressed
that internal wrangling was be-
coming a greater threat to the
country"s security than the ex-
ternal enemy. But if Herzog is a
unifying influence in the nation,
his path to the presidency ex-
posed some of the uglier aspects
of division.
AFTER IT was known that
the popular President Navon was
stepping down, it became a "two-
horse race" for the post. Supreme
Court Justice Menachem Elon,
who was the government coali-
tion's man, contended with
Labor's candidate Herzog. In the
event some seven government
Knesset members betrayed
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
who had personally chosen Elon,
and in the secret ballot Herzog
won by 61 votes to 57. Just who
crossed party lines and why re-
mains unclear for nobody ad-
mitted responsibility. Despite
this, Begin struck up a good
working relationship with
Herzog.
There was nevertheless a dis-
tinct feeling in the country that
the more suitable candidate won.
Elon, the reserved scholar and
jurist, could not match the flam-
boyant Herzog for popular sup-
NEW YORK (JTA) -
A leadership delegation of
Orthodox Jews returned
Irom \\ arsaw last week
with a signed agreement
Irom the Polish govern-
ment granting Orthodox
communities outside of
Poland control in the
preservation of Jewish
cemeteries in Poland.
The agreement includes the es-
tablishment of a joint committee
which will have the responsibility
of restoring some of the 434
cemeteries which still exist in
hai was the largest Jewish
[community in pre-war Europe.
The report of the agreement
was disclosed by Dr. Isaac Lewin
land Rabbi Chaskel Besser, who
leaded the American delegation
| to the Warsaw talks. Other
members of the delegation in-
cluded Rabbi Chaim Dovid
Halberstam of the U.S., Rabbi
Yehuda Meir Abramowitz of
Israel, chairman of the Agudath
Israel World Organization, I.M.
Zimmerman of England, and
Sholom Dovid Horowitz of
Belgium. The Polish government
was represented by several
ministers and representatives of
ithe Prime Minister.
ACCORDING TO Besser, the
[delegation was accorded a royal
[welcome almost from the moment
1'hey arrived at Warsaw's Inter-
iMtional Airport, where they were
greeted by a high level Polish
delegation. The Orthodox leaders
I had traveled to Poland at the
request of leading Torah autho
| rities from around the world.
ijn tle>r report, Lewin and
1uS** notod that there were over
w cemeteries in Poland before
'he war. Currently, only 434 re-
I main of which only 22 can be
Itk!8 ^ a* m d** condition.
IL Poll8h government itself
concedes that 68 are "half
oamaged" and further 73 are
| ver 60 percent ruined.
I *J\ere are 136 buri*> grounda in
rjKh only a few tombstones re-
"m. and 129 of which there are
port.
Herzog was at pains to stress
that he was not born with a silver
spoon in his mouth and has had
to fight hard to get on in life. It is
true that Herzog has been
diligent and hard-working, but he
was not hampered by the ad-
vantaged circumstances of his
birth. His story does not reflect
that of Deputy Prime Minister
David Levy, the Moroccan boy
who grew up in a Beit Shean
transit camp and raised children
in the poverty of a distressed
development town.
BORN IN Belfast, Northern
Ireland in 1919 as Vivian Herzog,
the new President's family soon
after moved to Dublin when his
father became Chief Rabbi of Ire-
land. Aged 17, he joined his
grandparents in Jerusalem to
study at the Hebron Yeshiva, a
year before his father became
Chief Rabbi of Palestine.
Herzog soon returned to
Britain, receiving a Law degree
at Cambridge University and
graduating from the Roval Mili-
tary Academy at Sandhurst. He
served in British Intelligence
during the Second World War,
helped capture Heinrich Himmler
and represented the British at the
first conference on displaced per-
sons at Bel sen.
Herzog's heart was in Eretz
Yisrael, to which he returned in
1947. He fought in the War of In-
dependence, and with the official
formation of the Israeli army he
headed its intelligence branch. In
the 1950s, he served as military
attache in Washington for four
years.
HE WAS the first military
commander of the West Bank in
1967, and UN Ambassador in
New York from 1975 to 1978,
when the infamous "Zionism
equals racism" resolution was
passed. In one of his great mo-
ments, he strode to the UN
rostrum and tore the resolution
to shreds in the name of Israel,
the Jewish people and the Zionist
movement.
For many years as a lawyer he
had close contacts with Sir Isaac
Wolf son's GUR-Raasco corpora-
tion. Herzog picked up board
memberships all over the place
with Israel Discount Bank. ORT
and Keter Publishing being sev-
eral of many such posts. He has
published a number of books
about Israel's wars and frequent-
ly contributes to Israeli news-
papers, radio and television.
no signs of graves or tombstones,
but the areas and boundaries are
still known by local inhabitants.
All have no fences, with the
result that they are increasingly-
vandalized and otten used as
recreational grounds.
THE WORST condition in-
volves some 250 burial grounds
in the smaller towns and villages
of which not only is there no trace
of graves but it is difficult to
establish the proximity of their
former existence, the report add-
ed. ..
The permanent commission
that was established as a result of
the agreement will include the
Polish Ministries of Religion,
Finance, Home and Culture. The
Polish Jewish community will be
represented by their president,
Moshe Finkelstein, and Orthodox
communities outside Poland will
be represented by delegates from
Israel, the United States,
England, Belgium and Swit-
zerland.
The next plenary session is to
be convened in November, at
which time a comprehensive plan
will be available for imple-
mentation, according to Lewin
and Besser.
DURING THEIR visit, the
delegation also visited the former
concentration camp in Ausch-
witz. Two members of the dele-
gation were former inmates of the
camp. In the report, Besser noted
that there are still a number of
synagogues in Warsaw, Cracow,
Lodz and Wroclaw, but that they
can only muster a quorum on the
Sabbath. Those attending are
mostly elderly and there is little
sign of youth. No Jewish
marriages take place.
In their discussions with
Polish government officials, the
Orthodox leaders raised the issue
of the preservation of synagogues
in Poland, including such historic
sites aa the huge Beth
Hamedraah of the Gerer Rebbe.
Also under discussion was a plan
to provide kosher food in several
locations throughout Poland for
visitors.
Israel's sixth President Chaim Herzog
fright) is sworn in at the Knesset in Jeru-
salem on May 5, 1983. From left are former
President Yitzhak Navon and Knesset
speaker Menahem Savidor.
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