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W^ The Jewish ^^ y
of South County
Number 31
Serving Boca Raton. Delray Beach, and Highland Beach. Florida Friday. SeptemDpr 27 19H5
Once 35 Cents
ractured heart of U.S.
idaism... page 4
[angers of attack on
krael... page 8
fuseniks' saga ..
Shamir Raps Jewish
Unit's Political Trips
Deputy Premier and
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir has blasted the
American Jewish Congress
mission to Cairo and Am-
Kahane Predicts He'll Become
Prime Minister of Israel
i Rabbi Meir Kahane,
ler of the extremist
(h Party in Israel,
licted that he will
>me Prime Minister of
el because the Israel
jrnment is unable to
rent Arab terrorism.
w, answering questions
delivering a speech to a Na-
Press Club luncheon here,
hat American Jewish leaders
f'terrified" of him and that
greatest fear is that some
they will have to be at
Bhington airport to geet
Minister Kahane."
lis talk to the National Press
broadcast on National
Radio and C-Band TV,
me used humor and a more
ued tone than usual to pre-
his views to what was pro-
his largest non-Jewish au-
bi, who recently resigned as head
of the Jewish Defense League
which he founded, strongly denied
that he was a racist, declaring
that he is against racism "with
every fibre of my body." He said
he was offended by Israel Presi-
dent Chaim Herxog's recent state-
ment comparing his views with
those of the Nazis. He said his
policies are not "Kahanism, it is
Kahane maintained that there is
a bask "contradiction" between
the State of Israel being both a
democracy and a Jewish State. He
argued that Israel cannot be a
Jewish State if the Arab popula-
tion, having a vote, outnumbers
the Jewish population.
Kahane said that is why he
wants to expel all Arabs, from
Israel proper as well as Judaea
and Samaria. He said he would
allow Arabs to stay in Israel with
full personal rights if they would
give up the right to vote. But, he
said, no self-respecting Arab
under the age of 40 would accept
man, and also World Jewish
Congress president Edgar
Bronfman's mission to
In an exclusive interview with
this reporter, Shamir spoke of the
AJC as a "peanut-size organiza-
tion," and said Bronfman was
"not authorized to negotiate on
behalf of Israel or the Jewish peo-
ple." Shamir acknowledged that
his views differed from those of
Premier Shimon Peres on this
The AJCongress group met
with President Hosni Mubarak
and King Hussein in an attempt to
ascertain peace prospects. They
reported to Peres in Jerusalem
that both the President and the
King were urging that the PLO
"should be put to the test" of
THE GROUP, led by Prof.
Henry Rosovsky, the Harvard sa-
vant, issued a statement express-
ing their conviction that Egypt,
and Jordan seek to broaden the
peace process urgently, "before
forces of religious and political ex-
tremism make this task
Bronfman's visit to Moscow, at
the head of a group of Seagrams
executives, followed a
preparatory visit some six weeks
ago by his top WJC aide, Israel
Singer, who met with ranking
Soviet officials involved with
Jewish emigration.
Abe Meltzer, 68, Dies
ounded Aid for the
American Jewish communi-
st a great leader and philan-
bist when Abraham Meltzer
[on erev Rosh Hashanah after
riK illness. Throughout his
tie Meltzer had been active in
Jewish and secular
In th ropy.
Wtzer, a resident of Boca
pi. was a member of the South
}ty Jewish Federation Board
Fectors since its inception. In
t years he was the founder
-umber Division of the New
I'nited Jewish Appeal in
iu County. He was also the
er and President of the Aid
Aged, Inc., a charity that
Mributed millions of dollars
hth Florida Social Agencies
! the needs of the aged
^"ughout his lifetime,
*r was a major benefactor to
research and to hospitals
New York and in South
fa He was an active member
"oca Rio Golf Club in Boca
tzer was the chief operating
of Triangle Pacific Cor-
oir, headquartered in Dallas.
Jle Pacific is traded on the
fork Stock Exchange and is
M"gest manufacturer of kit-
chen cabinetry in the United
Marianne Bobick, president of
the South County Federation,
praised Meltzer, saying "After
Abe had served as many con-
secutive years on our Board as our
By-Laws allowed, he was held in
such high esteem that he then
became one of the three founding
members of our newly established
Honorary Board. We just could
not envision our Federation
without Abe being formally a part
of our Board structure. We have
here the passing of an era."
Rabbi Bruce Warshal, executive
director of the Federation,
reminisced: "I remember seven
years ago when Abe called me to
his office after he had seen a
television news report showing
poor elderly ferreting through
garbage cans for food. He was
deeply touched by the fact that
such poverty existed here in South
Florida. He was a very compas-
sionate person. From that first
meeting grew Aid for the Aged,
Inc., a charity that now supports
11 social agencies in South
Florida, so that they may help
these aged poor.
"Abe himself started out poor,
and by sheer guts and lots of in-
Bronfman hoped to meet with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
or other Politburo members. He
reportedly carried with him a let-
ter from Peres to Gorbachev
which Peres conveyed to him two
weeks ago. Israel officials said the
letter had been "couched in
general terms."
Shamir, interviewed here,
sought to pooh-pooh both mis-
sions. But this did not conceal his
anger at what he plainly feels are
incursions upon Israel's
prerogative to speak for itself,
and also for world Jewry.
HE SAID he was aware that the
Soviets were interested in oil-
drilling equipment which the Du
Pont Company, part-owned by
Bronfman, could sell them. But
this gave Bronfman no standing
to speak for Jewish issues, Shamir
Turning to the AJCongress
Mideast mission, Shamir remark-
ed: "Who elected them? Who em-
powered them to enter into
negotiations on the Israel-Arab
conflict? They merely serve as in-
struments in the hands of the
Arabs to score points against us."
Asked "who elects" other
American Jewish organizational
leaders, with whom Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shamir
his ministry regularly and closely
work, Shamir replied: "At least
they (the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations and other
organizations) ask us, consult with
us ... The Anti-Defamation
League (of B'nai B'rith) would
never have done this, nor would
B'nai B'rith, nor the American
Jewish Committee."
He singled out for special
criticism Howard Squadron, a
former president of the
AJCongress and a former chair-
man of the Presidents Con-
ference, who was a moving spirit
of the AJCongress mission.
Shamir described how Squadron,
Continued on Page 11
Breger Elevated to Reagan's
Chief of Deregulation
Abe Meltzer
telligence, he built an industrial
empire. The wonderful thing
about Abe is that he was basically
the same person today as he was
40 years ago. He was a true
mensch who never put on airs. He
was the friend of anyone in need. I
will personally miss him greatly."
Meltzer is survived by his wife,
Florence; sons Irving, Robert, and
Bruce; daughter. Gale; and eight
Contributions in his memory
may be sent to Aid For The Aged,
Inc., 336 N.W. Spanish River
Blvd.. Boca Raton, Florida 33431.
Marshall Breger, Presi-
dent Reagan's special assis-
tant for liaison with the
Jewish community since
December 15, 1983, has
been named by Reagan to be
chairman of the Ad-
ministrative Conference of
the U.S., a job in which he
will be responsible for Ad-
ministration deregulation
The White House has indicated
that a successor will not be named
to Breger because there are plans
to reorganize the Office of
Liaison, headed by Linda Chavez,
from one centered on relations
with various groups to issues.
Interviewed at this office in the
Old Executive Office Building,
Breger said he was "excited"
about his new job which will give
him the same rank as a Cabinet
deputy secretary. He will be one
of the highest ranking Jews in the
ference is the government ad-
visory body on administrative law
the rules, hearings and pro-
grams of the federal agencies. The
chairman also sits on several
Cabinet councils and is head of an
informal group called the Council
of Independent Regulatory
The 39-year-old Breger, an Or-
thodox Jew and former law pro-
fessor, will continue as liaison un-
til he is confirmed by the Senate
following a hearing by the Senate
Judiciary Committee. The post he
now-holds has always been con-
troversial within the Jewish com-
munity since on one hand, all Ad-
ministrations have expected their
liaisons to promote their policies
in the Jewish community while the
Jewish community looked on the
liaison to speak for its views
within the Administrations.
Breger said the most satisfac-
tion he had in his job was to see
the "flowering" of the strategic
cooperation agreement between
the U.S. and Israel and the
establishment of the free trade
agreement between the two
BREGER NOTED that he first
brought the idea of the free trade
agreement to Reagan and his Na-
tional Security Advisor after it
was suggested during a tour of
Israel by conservatives which he
led when he was a Senior Fellow
at the Heritage Foundation, six
months before he joined the
But, he said, his "biggest thrill"
came when he heard from the
Sudan that the rescue of Ethopian
Jews had begun. He said a more
personal highlight came in
August, 1984, when his daughter,
Sarah Gabriella, was born and he
had to postpone leaving for the
Republican National Convention
in Dallas. The President heard of
it and invited Breger to go to
Dallas with him aboard Air Force
Breger said his most difficult
Continued on Page 4

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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 27, 1985
Press Digest
(Compiled from Israeli dailies
and the English-language Jewish
Press, by MARTY ERANN.
Director of Communications.
South County Jewish
There is no evidence, so
far, which links the upsurge
of terror acts by Arabs in
Judea and Samaria in recent
months with the reestablish-
ment of Yasser Arafat's
PLO headquarters in Jor-
dan. There is also scant
evidence linking it with the
unfortunate release of 1,150
terrorists from Israeli
prisons in exchange for
three Israelis held by Syrian
backed Palestinian
However, there is little
doubt the links are there.
The moderate Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin
issues statements warning
Jordan about its res-
ponsibility for what the PLO
does from within Jordan; he
and the other Labor
members of the Israel
Cabinet join their Likud
partners in adopting
tougher measures against
terrorists and PLO sym-
pathizers; and this, while
Primer Minister Shimon
Peres bends over backwards
to demonstrate that he
would like to get talks going
with Jordan and non-PLO
Palestinians (if such there
be) ... It does not take
great political sophistication
to conclude that the links,
indeed, are there.
Obviously, the State
Department, even more
anxious to promote the Ad-
ministration's "peace pro-
cess," must also be aware of
these links for a while
there it looked like Assis-
tant Secretary Richard
Murphy was going to meet
with a joint Jordanian-PLO
group over Israeli objec-
tions, but apparently the
Arabs did a good job of con-
vincing Secretary Schultz
that this would be a stupid
move that they had
everything to gain, while
the U.S. had everything to
Now comes the question
of arms sales to Jordan and
Saudi Arabia. It is unlikely,
since the Reagan Ad-
ministration wants it so bad-
ly, that opponents of such a
sale will be able to defeat it
completely. The Ad-
ministration still sees it as a
valuable chip in persuading
Hussein to move closer to
the U.S. point of view in the
peace process. Two possible
alternatives now seem more
likely: either the package of-
fered to Jordan will include
much less than it has asked
for, and will not be as
technologically advanced; or
the price tag put on it will
indeed translate into
concessions which will make
the path for peace talks
easier to travel (at least for
the U.S.).
In either case, Israel will
still be the loser it is ulike-
ly that pro-Israel
Americans, Jews and non-
Jews alike, will see the risks
involved and raise enough of
a hue-and-cry to get their
legislators to defeat a com-
promise package.
Since people who are vehement-
ly opposed to Rabbi Meir Kahane
resent the tide of rabbi*' before
his name and often deliberately
drop it. we thought we might men
tion another person with the same
title Rabbi Elmer Berger. If
you have never heard of him
before. Berger is the founder and
head of American Jewish Alter-
natives to Zionism. Inc.. and was
one of the guest speakers at the
fifth annual convention of the
American-Arab Anti-
Discrimination Committee (ADC),
held recently in Washington.
Others sharing the podium with
Berger were Rev. Donald
Wagner, director of the Palestine
Human Rights Campaign, Prof.
Khalid Bin Sayeed of Queen's
I'niversity in Canada, and Cal
Thomas, communications vice
president of the Moral Majority
headed by Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Rabbi Berger was introduced as
"a great theologian" and a
"pioneer in the field of understan-
ding Zionism."
Berger. to predictable applause,
wrapped (Deputy Premier) Yit-
zhak Shamir. Kahane and Jerry
Falwell in one damned package,
saying Shamir ("the terrorist")
was helping Jews obtain land from
West Bank Arabs by crafty and
tricky devices, while the Moral
Majority wants to rebuild the
Temple and bring back the money
changers driven out by Jesus to
help pay the mortgage. Today's
Israel only pollutes Judaism; the
Zionist promise has proven
counterfeit and has nothing to do
with the Jewish religion.
Cal Thomas, who braved the
wrath of the crowd to attempt to
present the view of the Moral Ma-
jority, was booed and hissed when
he tried to point out that Jews had
a moral, historical and legal claim
to Israel, and that the Arabs' in
transigence was to blame for the
continuing conflict in the Middle
East. (Washington Jewish Week)
This does not come from any
newspaper but in view of the
preceding item it is worth telling:
A teacher in a Broward
synagtxfue religious school recent-
ly made the following statement to
her students, aged 11-12: "There
cannot be peace in Israel because
the Jews have taken away land
from the Arabs who hai ing there for hundreds of years.
The Jews do not really belong
there, and they should give Israel
back to the Palestinians. How
many of you agree*"
About half the class of nearly SO
raised their hands in agreement.
The teacher was shocked.
China is changing, becoming
more open, more liberal. Part of
this change, apparently, is a
changing attitude toward Israel,
with strong (though usually still
denied) that business deals are be-
ing negotiated or have been
The latest report, from Paris,
says that China has indicated a
readiness to establish diplomatic
relations with Israel. The con-
tacts, it is said, were made via a
third party to Israel's Am-
bassador to France. Ovadia Sofer.
Sofer. who let the cat out of the
bag recently (and was rapped on
the knuckles by his Foreign
Ministry) when it was reported
that the Soviet Inion made ,.
tures to restore ties. aw*3
has learned his lesson. iJ3
make no comment tMqarni *
Surprise, surprise. A m. J
250 French Socialist pj
took part in a factTmdiJgl
to Israel recently hSj
Michel Rocard. chief ij
for the leadership of S]
against President Franco. ||
terrand Rocard. known 51
past for his pro -Palestinian J.I
and considered the le*,
Israel of French Socialist ieZ
said he was not sure the sofa
to the problem of the PalejZ
Arabs would be the creatioTT
separate state for them .
The group, which included t.
junior cabinet ministers, about I
members of the Frer.cJ
parliamentary chambers and J
number of mayors and |J
politics, first met with Laitj
leaders, and then had abnefinjij
the "right win*" (Liberal Pun'
Mayor Shlomo Lahat of Tel Am.
They had some misgivings aim
seeking the views of a njfc|
winger, but emerged frorr. fcl
meeting declaring the maml
sounded far more dovish ontkl
subject of judea and Samaria tkfl
any of the Labor leaders in
whom they met .. iTi\
Jerusalem Post)
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Friday, September 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
[Federation / UJA Campaign '85 Update
UJA Mission Tour Is Heart Warming
Arriving in Israel on the UJA
;les' mission was an emotional
erience. Besides feeling the
itement in the air, I could read
I enthusiasm in the faces of the
i Binglea who were about to em-
>n one of the most incredible
priences of their lives.
[he trip from Ben-Gurion air-
to Tel Aviv provided many
their first glimpse of Israel,
arid landscape was dotted
modern edifices and the bus
to the Ramada Hotel was a
;. a to the excitement of our
v bus rides to come. I was con-
tly amazed at the ability of
bus driver, Ari, to get through
es that I would have trouble
itiating with my Toyota. Dur-
these episodes of extraor-
r. agility, all 40 passengers
Id watch from the bus window
Ari would squeeze through
:es with barely a quarter of an
n each side of the bus.
special camaraderie
eloped among the 40 par-
pants on Bus 11 as we
[Bcovered our Jewish heritage
fng |() momentous tilled days.
mission was more than just
urof Israel; yet, until you have
ced a mission, this state-
t has little meaning. Every
lent is planned to provide the
nate experience through
fully chosen scenarios. Clear-
great deal of. thought and
ning goes int0 the meticulous-
|esigned itinerary that provides
pses into Israeli life and
ire, not often available to a
ere were many moments dur-
the mission that will forever
ain in my heart. The tea and
I shared with the men and
en in the senior citizen center
Kfar Saba where I shared
ographa of my family. These
Ivors were no different than
many survivors I have met
ughout my life in the U.S.,
pt for their choice to go to
instead of America. The
ious moments spent with
id Denola and his family on
utz Bet Ha'amek an
i graduate of Berkeley
had made a special commit-
t to Israel, a life-long
Ethiopian, Moroccan, Romanian An "ingathering of exiles" at
a Youth Aliyah village .
These grandmothers truly appreciate the "Rest Home" provided
for them in Kfar Saba, South County's sister city in Project
Israeli youth who have sacrificed
their lives in Israeli wars
Our guide, Shoshona, took us on
a special detour to Givat
Hatakhmoshet, Ammunition Hill,
an ex-Jordanian bunker and
stronghold in present day
Jerusalem, that was taken in the
'67 war just prior to the liberation
of the old City. Today the Israeli
government has turned the
bunker into a museum which
serves as a reminder to the
greatest of all sacrifices, human
life. I cried on Ammunition Hill as
I read the letters of promising
young artists, writers and
farmers who today would be my
contemporaries, who today would
l>e my age, probably husbands and
fathers. But it was not meant to
be. And I reflected on how little I
Part of the South County contingent in the Singles' Mission, in
front of the sign attesting to this Federation's role in erecting the
Senior Citizens' Center.
Chef For All Seasons
But, for me, two experiences
stand out above all others. The
first, a morning spent at a Youth
Aliyah Village where 250
homeless Jewish children are pro-
vided with the basic necessities of
life as well as a nurturing and lov-
ing environment that gives them
an opportunity to grow into pro-
ductive Israeli citizens. More than
50 of the children were Ethio-
pians, no longer hungry and
homeless, but vital, healthy and
smiling children placed in an en-
vironment that promotes growth.
not stagnation. Maybe, above all,
in Israel one feels this vitality, a
never-ending source of energy
that feeds the soul and warms the
Yet the mission exposes you to a
sadness as well. The reality of
loss, youthful losses that trigger
feelings of emptiness and waste.
The waste of countless numbers of
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3. A nice start to a meal is broil-
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sugar and place under broiler for a
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 27, 1985
Strong Jewish Identity
Among Soviet Newcomers
The Fractured Heart
A new study of Soviet Jewish
settlers indicates that many com-
monly held perceptions by
American-born Jews about them
are inaccurate, particularly in
evidence that such Jews have a
stronger perception of themselves
as Jews than had been believed.
The study, sponsored by the
Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies of New York, also found
that the newcomers want very
much to be part of the Jewish
community where they have settl-
ed and that their attitudes are
very much like those of native
American-born Jews.
Findings of the study led to
recommendations for changes of
the current programs of Federa-
tion agencies for the Jewish
emigres and a shift to greater em-
phasis on family programs. The
study also recommended that the
agencies extend more service for
the emigre community, according
to Dr. Seymour Lachman. chair-
man of the Federation subcommit-
tee on services to new Jewish im-
migrants. The subcommittee con-
ducted the research with grants
from the Baron de Hirsch Fund
and the Brookdale Endowment
viewed 233 Soviet newcomers,
with the goal of helping the
Federation and its member agen-
cies to encourage Jewish iden-
tification and affiliation among
the estimated 50.000 Soviet
Jewish newcomers in New York.
Lachman said the study found
that "the desire to affiliate had
been there all along but that it
emerged only after the immediate
needs of housing and employment
were solved." He said many of the
migrants had been in the United
States since the mid-1970s.
He listed four major study finds.
First, the emigres have mostly
positive feelings about being
Jewish. Between 85 and 95 per-
cent of the respondents react
positively to such symbols as mat-
zoh in a supermarket, seeing a
synagogue or hearing Jewish
Second, they mirror Jewish
behavior in many ways. The "vast
majority" observe Jewish
holidays. At least 70 percent take
part in seders, attend synagogue
on the High Holy Days, and light a
Menorah or Chanukah. A majority
58 percent give money to
Jewish causes, mostly to Israel.
Third, they have a strong com-
mitment to transmitting Jewish
identity to their children, most in
dicating they feel it is important
that their children learn about
Jewish history and culture. More
than 80 percent want their
children to marry Jews and to
observe Jewish holidays.
Fourth, they report that they
had mainly good experiences with
Jewish institutions and that their
association with synagogues.
Jewish centers and Jewish Ys has
encouraged many to seek involve-
ment with the broader Jewish
BUT THE study also pointed
out significant differences. For
example, the newcomers are not
used to making their Jewishness
public and have no tradition of for-
mal affiliation with Jewish
organisations, a practice which
could be dangerous in the Soviet
Another finding was that while
adult emigres limit their social
lives to their fellow-emigres, their
children include American-born
Jewish children among their close
The study showed that most of
the Soviet Jews are between 30
and 50 years of age; most living in
Brooklyn or Queens, either with
or near parents or in-laws; most
have been in the U.S. for at least
five yars and plan to become
American citizens; two-thirds
have at least adequate com-
petence in English; they are well
educated. Sixty percent have at
least the equivalent of a bachelor's
degree and had professional jobs
in Russia; and 70 percent know
some Yiddish.
After the researchers met and
interviewed the Russian Jews,
they met with Federation agen-
cies and other Jewish community
agencies for evaluations of ser-
vices presently offered to Soviet
Jews. The Federation reported
that, since 1978, the Federation
and its agencies have provided
about $12 million for services to
Russian Jews, including scholar-
ships through the Fund for Jewish
Israel Enjoying
Tourism Boom
Israel has enjoyed a boom in
tourism over the past 12 months,
and leaders of the industry are
confident they can repeat the suc-
cess and do even better in the year
They told a press cnmference
here that a record 865,000
tourists visited Israel in the period
January-July, 1985, a 19 percent
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Volume 7 Number 31
Of American Religious Judaism
The adherents of the conflicting
ideologies of American fundamen-
talist and liberal Judaism live in
an uneasy co-existence, represen-
ting conditions within an ap-
parently quiescent volcano from
which molten lava erupts with un-
predictable but dependable
There are areas of common
Jewish concern so compelling that
extremists in both camps have
grumblingly accepted Orthodox
group cooperation with Conser-
vative and Reform represen-
tatives. Such areas are served
through the Synagogue Council of
America, the Jewish Chaplaincy
Commission and dozens of boards
of Orthodox, Conservative and
Reform Jewish rabbis functioning
at state and local levels.
Foes of such cooperation in the
Orthodox camp maintain a cons-
tant pressure on the Rabbinical
Council of America, the "cen-
trist" aggregation of Orthodox
rabbis, to quit the Synagogue
Council of America. They go
public when either Conservative
or Reform spokesmen take
stances which Jews of the Or-
thodox consider indefensible
violations of Jewish Religious
Law (Halacha).
BUT THE lava eventually
cools, no damage is done to the
cooperative arrangements and
this is likely to be the outcome of
one of the most recent controver-
sies the appearance of Rabbi
Louis Bernstein, president of the
Rabbinical Council, at an annual
convention of the Rabbinical
Assembly, the association of Con-
servative rabbis, in an exchange
arrangement under which Rabbi
Alexander Shapiro, RA president,
spoke at the 50th anniversary con
vention of the Rabbinical Council.
The exchange of appearances,
admittedly unprecedented, was
initiated by Rabbi Shapiro. Berns-
tein addressed the Assembly con
vention and in return Shapiro
spoke to the Rabbinical Council
Shapiro in effect told his Or-
thodox listeners that the needs
which justified such cooperation in
the Synagogue Council and in
hundreds of local boards of rabbis
should be pursued "for the sur-
vival of Judaism in our time," and
that a common approach,
ideological differences aside,
needed to be made to stem the
damage wrought by the admitted
spiraling of mixed marriages in a
secular world.
He stressed that close coopera-
tion between the three branches
would strengthen religious
Judaism in America, help Israel,
and receive a favorable response
from thousands of unaffiliated
Jews "turned off to religious
Judaism" by the "bickering"
among the branches.
IN ARGUING that "despite our
differences in ideology and for the
same of the Jewish people, we
must work more closely
together," Shapiro stressed that
such cooperation did not mean Or-
thodox approval "of any doctrines
practiced by either Conservative
or Reform Judaism."
In his appearance before the RA
convention. Bernstein said the
900 Scholars Meet
Some 900 scholars of Jewish
studies, including 400 from coun-
tries outside of Israel, gath.
here this summer at 'he Hebrew
University for the Ninth World
Jewish Congress of Jewish
real differences between Or-
thodox and non-Orthodox
Judaism were the laws governing
marriage, divorce and conversion.
Shapiro responded, in his ad-
dress to the Orthodox convention,
with a proposal for a national
Court of Jewish Law (Beth Din) to
enable all branches of Jews to con-
vert non-Jews according to Jewish
Religious Laws.
Pulling no punches, Shapiro
took the opportunity to charge the
Israeli rabbinate, which is both
Orthodox and endowed with
governmental authority, with
"disgraceful" treatment of Con-
servative Judaism in Israel such
as urging Jews to stay away from
Conservative synagogues during
the High Holy Days. He said that
was not the only example of
mistreatment of non-Orthodox
Jews in Israel but "I have never
heard a single voice of protest
from anyone here" over the fact,
as Shapiro described it, that Jews
wish to be Jews "in their own
en lighted Orthodox leadership
must not permit an intransigent
rightwing to triumph as the domi-
nant force "even if the future
belongs to you. as the rightw-
ingers assert, and there is no
room for non-Orthodox rabbis and
non-Orthodox Judaism, you will
face a Jewish population of the
future much smaller than today,
much less able to protect the in-
terests of Israel and much less
susceptible to reconversion to the
true Judaism as you understand
Five Rabbinical Council rabbis
walked out in protest when
Shapiro began to speak, sug-
gesting that for them, at least,
civility to a guest speaker took se-
cond place to ideological commit-
ment. But some 150 other rab-
binical delegates listened politely
and even gave Shapiro a mild
round of applause when he com-
pleted his double-barreled appeal
for interreligious cooperation
among American religiou, m
SLSl. denunciation of uS
Orthodox state rabbinate. 1
It was not clear whether eul
he spoke. Shapiro had been,Z
of an uproarious test oil
philosophy of his appeal tjj
happened only a few hours'brfn
at the same convention.
Bernstein, clearly defend-l
himself, had denounced "cojl
rightwing groups" which iaJ
what he called "high pressure t*|
tics" in an effort to force the Raj
binical Council to rescind the J
vitation to Shapiro.
BERNSTEIN declared xrJ
tunes, in his presidential addnal
that the invitation to Shapiro I
way implied recognition of t
religious ideology of the Cow
vative movement, asserting tall
the differences were "toopestij
HE SAID some "extra/I
rightwing Orthodox groups trail
to "vilify" the Rabbinical Couni|
going so far as "to pressure otl
wives." Bernstein added tk|
some of the groups issued faxl
ads" in the United States, puts!
posters in Jerusalem denounoBjl
the Rabbinical Council, and mirl
ing many "pressure" teiephovj
calls late at night to him.
He said he felt compelled to tril
his rightwing critics that "ties-
change of visits" between him tail
Rabbi Shapiro had been approval
"every step of the way by the a-I
ecutive committee of the Rib]
binical Council. It lsaone-timei
change and no precedent for I
But it is a certainty that dn
latest upburst of lava will cool uij
subside and it appears equally on
tain that the fundamentalists mil
the liberal wings in Amenail
Judaism will continue their day-l
to-day cooperation in areas watti
the need for such cooperation i|
perceived to le more powerfy
than the ideological hostih'twj
the components of America*
religious Judaism
JTA Serrwes
Breger Elevated to
Chief of Deregulation
Continued from Page 1-
period was last spring during the
controversy over the President's
visit to the German military
cemetery at Bitburg. He said it
was hard getting the Administra
tion to understand the "deep feel
ings" of the Jewish community on
this issue.
BREGER CAME under heavy
criticism from the Jewish com-
munity when it was learned he
had tried to prevent Elie Wiesel.
chairman of the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council, from criticizing
Reagan at a White House
ceremony in which the President
presented Wiesel with the Con-
gressional Medal of Freedom.
Breger was reluctant to discuss
that period except to note that he
had just returned from spending
Passover in Israel and walked into
a "maelstrom." He noted it was a
case of the messenger being blam-
ed for the message.
David Brody, Washington
representative of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. told the JTA that Breger
was "good and effective" at his
job. A spokesman for the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC) said Breger
had done an "excellent job." Call-
ing Breger -intelligent and
dedicated." the AIPAC
spokesman said he had 'earned
the respect of all those with whom
worked." He added. "He
represented the views of
American Jews to the AdmimsOU
tion and those of the Adminitft
tion to Jews."
BREGER WAS the third\j*l
son to hold the post of JewJ
liaison in the Reagan AdnunisW
tion. When the AdmmistnWj
first came to office in 1981. *
dicated that it did not want m
liaison to various communiWM
but then named to the post Jtf*
Stein, a leading Jewish support
of Reagan and a former a*")
of the Conference of Presidents"
Major American Je*"|
Stein stayed for aboutO*
and then resigned, to beim
in June. 1982. by **$
who had been congrea-l
liaison for AIPAC.
When Breger was apjjgjj
was given a ^J$3d
special assistant to th*r^J
and was also P^nJ*"jet|
duties of liaison with the acu-|
community A
Jewish representative J
Washington have ^Lgf
even if a successor ^J^ ||
not appointed. t^^lrtf
able to have contacts ^3
House. Brody noted tl*-ja
will no* be free 3
House hierar.-h.ra:*true j
will now be ft* l0Z*d
there with his ^T^-
present job. hr ntftf

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r classes this fall season.
lis will enable the Prime
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The Levis JCC and B'nai B'rith
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starting Nov. 10, from 7-10
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students and college-age adults,
ages 18-23. Admission is FREE to
Hillel and JCC members, and $2
per session for non-members.
The Levis Jewish Community
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of the
Jewish Community Day School
An Agency of South County Jewish Federation
Succoth Caravan To Focus
On Soviet Jewry
On Sunday. Sept. 29. at 1 p.m..
the students of toe South County
Jewish Community Day School
with the support of their families
will hold -A Children's I'lea for
The anticipated group of bef
weei ki people will partake
hi a Dumber of activities, including
the signing of a Kroll which wil!
Iw st-ri! to Preaideni Reagan with
the request that he preaent u to
Premier Gorbachev when the two
meat later this y-
Students wili also organin and
man various booths where exten-
sive letter-writing campaigns to
State and Federal legislators, as
well as to Soviet officials, will take
place. Information packets such
as "Guidelines to Writing to
Refusniks" will be available.
This event was organized at the
request of students, who after
learning of the plight of their
fellow Jews in the Soviet Union
through slides, reading, and
discussion felt an urgent need to
become involved. The Day School
recently adopted a Soviet
Refusnik family, the Borovinskys
from Leningrad. Simeon and
Natalia, and their daughters Zoya,
age eight, and Julia, age three,
have added a personal dimension
to the rally.
This issue touches the Day
School family on many levels; as
Jews, for it is our brethren that
are in need of our support, and as
Shamir Back
From Japan
Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
was flying home last week from
his official visit to Japan
"satisfied and optimistic,'" accor
ding to Foreign Ministry officials
in Jerusalem.
Shamir met with Premier
Yasuhiro Nakasone and Foreign
Minister Shintaro Abe and heard
from both of them that Tokyo is
eager to have closer relations with
The group of Israeli business ex-
ecutives who accompanied Shamir
on his visit stayed on for detailed
trade talks with Japanese officials
and representatives of leading
The Israeli troup met with some
of the top names in Japanese in-
dustry at the prestigious Kei Da-
mien Commercial Centre. Among
those present were represen-
tatives from Toyota, Mitsubishi
and other major firms which have
traditionally shunned direct con-
tact with Israel Tor fear of losing
Arab markets.
In all his numerous meetings
during five days in Israel, Shamir
stressed Israel's consistent argu-
ment that close ties with Israel,
both commercial and political,
need not weaken Japan's ties with
the Arab states.
Nakasone said Japan was inten-
sifying its political interest and in-
volvement in the Middle East.
"We are interested in a dialogue
with both sides," he was quoted as
saying by Israel sources.
Nakasone noted that Japan's
markets were oihti and free
and Israeli companies were
welcome to compete for them.
Americans, since human rights
an- of utmost importance to all
The program will run from 1 to
n and i> eoMwnaored with
the Community Relations Council
of the South Countv Jewish
Federation. It will be most event-
ful and symbolic as the students
and their families act in the name
of the Borovinskys and thousands
of other .lews who are forbidden
to leave the Soviet IMion for the
Promised I^and of 1st;
Herzog Gives Terrorist Clemency
JERUSALEM (JTA) President Chaim J
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terrorist underground in the West Bank, who was ser
a 30-month sentence. He was immediately released
MAIER UNDERWENT spinal surgery recently
his medical condition was the primary factor in the derii
to grant him clemency. Justice Minister Moshe Nissm
whose recommendation Herzog acted, made it clear >L
this case will not set a precedent nor does it indicate*
change in policy toward the Jewish underground. J
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 27, 1985
Israel's Small Size Makes Attiwk
Possibilities Super-Dangerous
A Possible Missile Threat from Jordan
Because of Israel's small
size, even strategically im-
portant targets are within
close proximity to enemy
ground forces. This lack of
strategic depth transforms
long-range artillery and
short-range surface-to-
surface missiles, weapons
normally considered tac-
tical, into strategic weapons
able to reach many of
Israel's air bases. Equally
important, such weapons
can also attack surface-to-
air missile batteries, radars,
command posts, and other
facilities that protect the
airfield, thus endangering
the air defenses that protect
the air bases from air I
Surface-to-surface missiles are
a threat of increasing concern to
Israel. Although Arab countries
have had such weapons since at
least 1967, it is only recently that
they have acquired surface-to-
surface missiles with the range,
accuracy, and lethality to destroy
hardened targets deep inside
Israel. The procurement of
weapons of this type, such as the
SS-21s supplied by the Soviet
Union to Syria in 1983, has pro-
vided Arab military forces with
new capabilities that pose a
serious threat to Israeli security.
DURING THE past twenty
years, the Soviet Union has sup-
plied Arab countries with more
than 200 surface-to-surface
missile launchers that could be us-
ed against Israeli air bases, in-
cluding FROG-7, SCUD-B, and
SS-21 systems. These weapons
have sufficient range to reach
strategically important targets in-,
The following is Chapter S of
"The Military Balance: The
Threat to Israel's Air Bases,"
by W. Seth Cams, and is No.
12 in a series ofAIPAC Papers
on U.S.-Israel Relations. The
papers are copyright 1985 by
the American Israel Public Af-
fairs Committee.
side Israel. Until recently,
however, they posed only a
marginal threat to Israel's air
bases, despite the large inven-
tories. Older weapons, like the
FROG and SCUD-B missiles, had
limited accuracy and reliability, in
contrast to the significantly
greater capabilities of SS-21s.
Developed to replace the
FROG-7, the SS-21 is one of a
family of new surface-to-surface
missiles that have entered service
with the Soviet armed forces dur-
ing the past few years. The larger
SS-23, which replaces the
SCUD-B, has not yet been sup-
plied to any Arab country, but un-
doubtedly will be provided by the
end of the decade. Western of-
ficials believe that both the SS-21
and the SS-23 are capable of inflic-
ting serious damage to airfields.
Syria now has as many as 24
SS-21 missiles, and additional
numbers are reported to have
gone to Iraq. The 120 kilometer
range of the SS-21 allows it to be
used against targets too distant
for the FROG-7. When fired from
Syria, the SS-21 can reach only
one of Israel's large air bases,
Ramat David, though several
smaller airfields also could be at-
tacked. If deployed in Jordan,
however, every Israeli air base
could be brought within range.
Coupled with this longer range is
improved accuracy. The SS-21 is
reported by many sources to have
a CEP of about 300 meters at
maximum range.
Ilie Artillery Threat to Israeli Air Bases
. Maiot Ait
1^ Bases
Minot Air
IN ADDITION, SS-21 missiles
are armed with warheads of
modem design believed to be
highly effective against airfields.
Besides a cluster bomb warhead,
it has been claimed that there is a
special warhead designed to<
destroy runways. Even without
such a warhead, spalling of the
runway by SS-21 bomblets would
make runways too rough for jet
aircraft to use. According to a
U.S. Department of Defense
"The SS-21(s) ... are inxpen-
sive weapons that can be used to
destroy multimillion-dollar air
defense weapons, or more expen-
sive airfields loaded with fighters,
shops, spares and munitions using
conventional warheads. They
could be employed to pin down
NATO and U.S. air bases."
While it is unlikely that SS-21s
could totally incapacitate Israel's
well-protected air bases, they
could easily destroy anti-aircraft
defenses to ease the path of at-
tacking aircraft, damage runways
to prevent defending aircraft
from taking off to intercept at-
tackers, and destroy unprotected
facilities, If reports of an anti-
runway warhead for the SS-21 are
correct, then it is possible that the
missile could suppress runways
THUS, it appears that SS-21
missiles launched from sites in
Syria could inflict considerable
damage to runways at Ramat
David and other smaller airfields
and could destroy air defense
systems needed to protect the air
bases from air attack. These at-
tacks would be especially
dangerous if launched during the
first few minutes of a surprise of-
fensive. Syrian and Iraqi SS-21s
launched from Jordan could hit air
bases throughout Israel. Although
Arab inventories of the SS-21
missile are still relatively small,
Syria's existing stocks are pro-
bably sufficient to inflict serious
damage to several Israeli air
In addition to modern SS-21,
Arab armies continue to operate a
large number of older weapons
that would have some value in a
future conflict. Several Arab
countries operate the FROG-7, in-
cluding Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait,
Libya, and Syria. During the 1973
Arab-Israeli War, the Syrians
fired FROG-7s against Ramat
David and other Israeli air bases.
These FROGs were able to tem-
porarily prevent Israeli aircraft
from landing at one of the attack-
ed air strips. In addition, the
Egyptians reportedly fired
FROGs against Israeli air bases in
the Sinai. Little or no damage was
inflicted, and most of the
warheads landed at a distance
from the airfields.
Although FROG-7s can tern
porarily prevent aircrafts from
taking off or landing, they pro-
bably cannot inflict substantial
damage to air base facilities.
First, the FROG-7 is extremely in-
accurate (CEP of 500 to 700
meters), making it unlikely that a
FROG-7 could accurately hit pro-
tected facilities at an Israeli air
base. Second, its 70 kilometer
range is so short that only two
Israeli airfieleds can be hit by
missiles fired from Syria. Finally,
its high explosive warhead was
not designed for use against pro-
tected targets, and probably can-
not inflict serious damage to
hardened facilities. Nevertheless,
as was shown in the 1973 fighting,
the FROG can temporarily close
air bases, and Arab countries have
substantial inventories that would
allow large quantities to be fired.
K 50 'i
0 2i
Slalule Mm-,
THE SCUD-B missile is now in
the inventories of Egypt, Iraq,
Libya and Syria. During the 1973
Arab-Israeli War, Egypt fired at
least three SCUD-B missiles at
Israeli targets, but failed to hit
anything. This weapon is extreme-
ly inaccurate, has a alow rate of
fire, and, like the FROG-7, is
dependent on a high explosive
warhead not designed for attacks
against hardened targets. Never-
theless, like the FROG-7, SCUD-B
missiles can temporarily prevent
use of an airfield.
Recently, reports of uncertain
reliability have claimed that the
Soviet Union has provided Iraq
with a number of SS-12
Scaleboard surface-to-surface
missiles. This weapon has a range
of about 900 kilometers, so that
missiles fired from launchers
located in Baghdad could still hit
targets located in Israel. Never-
theless, the danger posed by
SS- 12s is limited because of its in-
accuracy, comparable to that of
the SCUD-B. Accordingly, while
the Scaleboard could be used as a
terror weapon against population
centers, it is unlikely that it would
pose a significant danger to
Israel's air bases.
Israel's only defense against
surface-to-surface missiles is to
destroy the launchers before the
missiles are fired. This means that
nothing can be done to defend
against surface-to-surface
missiles launched in the opening
minutes of a war. If Arab forces
are the ones to initiate hostilities,
they can expect to be able to in-
flict sufficient damage to Israeli
air bases to retard their operation
during at least the first hours of a
war, even if Israel knows that the
attack is about to take place.
able to locate and destroy laun-
chers once a war is underway, this
capability would do little to reduce
the damage inflicted by missiles
launched in the opening minutes
of a conflict. If the missile attacks
are sufficiently effective, they
could do enough damage to reduce
the number of aircraft sorties that
can be generated until repairs are
Reducing the number of aircraft
that Israel can put into the air also
makes it less likely that strike mis-
sions could be sent 7
surface-to-surface mask
chers. In any case, the nunL
launchers in the Arab anew
great that Israel simply i
anticiapte being able to do1
of them. Accordingly, it i
that Israel can do little to p
Arab missiles from hittaj j
damaging air bases and ^
defense installations.
In summary, it is evidatj
Arab armies have jj
substantial effortssincetkj
war to increase the stnr"
their surface-to-surfaa
forces. They now have moB]
200 surface-to-surfaa *
launchers, and hund7j|
missiles. Although mVjr
isting missiles are older I
systems, the new SS-2}5]
of the most caps*. "L
surface-to-surface rnisalsM
world. The existing -
are sufficient to makeilI
for Arab forces to tud i
deep inside Israel, VA 1
porarily suppress era
protected air bases.
War. most Israeh air bujj
within range <"*J
The ability of Arabgrou*'
to take advantage*
vulnerability tc artjW1
marginal in 1967 wto**
Only one Israel, air IM
David, was subjected to*
attack, and even ^
minimal damage was^
provements in miW*J
and planning, comm^
trol, and deployed qr
tually all Arab arm** ri
high priority JJ]
b. Equally impor^^,
weapons can attack t^n
.ir base defense "J^
eluding "*[J:fl|
missile battery *
the air fields- A
creased jS#J
years, in P?XTi>
ke rang* f*Stn*J
creMed substanoa^
past 20 years- w
An* artillery a ranire of 27.

. .
Available only to the Egyp-
| The Jordanians were depen-
Dn the American Ml "Long
with a 22 kilometer range.
live ranges are now con-
bly greater. All Arab armies
ive artillery with a range of
Bt 30 kilometers, and many
weapons with ranges ap-
^ing 40 kilometers.
in-built GHN-45, which has
fclometer range when firing
^assisted (RAP) rounds, and
Syrians and Egyptians
the Soviet 180mm S-23
|30 kilometer range that can
Creased to 44 kilometers
Sring rocket assisted projec-
According to a recent
Iraq may have purchased
ff> 155mm guns from South
This weapon has a range
kilometers without use of
^assisted ammunition.
effectiveness of the ar-
:m be enhanced by the use
types of munitions. Guns
kwitzers now can fire im-
conventional munitions
| filled with bomblets) and
-delivered mines are now
|t\ Thus, not only has the
Jv of artillery increased, but
[has been improved by the
plity of new munitions that
of use in air base denial,
unple, anti-tank and anti-
hel mines delivered by ar-
p>uld prevent aircraft from
airfield, and at the same
ibit efforts to repair run-
^hile no Arab country cur-
has artillery-delivered
Bt seems certain that they
|e such weapons by the ear-
es the tube artillery, Arab
^s have begun to acquire
artillery in significant
8. Artillery rockets with a
if 20 kilometers are now
Available, and systems with
of up to 40 kilometers are
kg increasingly common.
pmple, Egypt has the
with a 30 kilometer
Iraq and Syria reportedly
\i Soviet 220mm BM-27
1 rocket launcher with a 35
lometer range; and Saudi
has expressed a strong in-
in the American-built
with its 40 kilometer
ficantly, several Arab
have acquired an ar-
reapon with a range of
70 kilometers: the
J-made Astros 2 long-
Ibombardment rocket.
ped from positions in Jor-
Astros 2 could hit most
ir bases. Iraq has taken
I of a number of Astros 2
and Libya reportedly
sred it. Saudi Arabia is
Arab country to acquire
os 2, and apparently in-
co-produce it. When
with the SS-60 rocket,
t>s 2 has a range of about
kcreasing capability of ar-
Veaponry has profound
implications in an en-
t where a lack of depth
pases so close to the front
nder existing conditions,
eli air base within 30
rs of Arab-held territory
objected to intensive ar-
ambardment from guns
ets. Air bases located up
Ikilometers from Arab
forces could be subjected
Try fire sufficiently in-
prevent aircraft from tak-
' landing. Even air bases
P to 70 kilometers from
jillery positions are now
to attack from conven-
allery rockets.
1only one Israeli base is
I kilometers of Syria, and
Ve within 70 kilometers,
F'Hery has only limited
Ities to attack Israeli air-
ian SS-21 missiles pose
rficant threat, but one
U.I "mited by geographic
f ]|nu-l(is are within range
1. and this includes on-
J<>r air base. While the
?'so have the longer-
ranged SCUD missile, the effec-
tiveness of that weapon must be
considered doubtful. Thus ar-
tillery and missile fire would pre-
sent a serious but not crippling
threat to Israeli air bases in the
event of an Arab-Israeli war that
mvo ved only Syria, or if the
righting was restricted to Syrian
territory only.
THE THREAT would increase
if the Soviet Union decided to sup-
ply Syria with the SS-23 surface-
to-surface missile in moderate
quantities. SS-23s launched from
Syria would have sufficient range
to hit any of Israel's air bases, and
would be able to inflict sufficient
damage to runways to temporari-
ly incapacitate even the best pro-
tected facilities.
If Jordan becomes involved in a
conflict, however, the threat pos-
ed by artillery and missiles
becomes significantly greater,
since all of Israel's air bases are
within 75 kilometers of Jordan.
Although only one Israeli air base
is within range of Jordan's ex-
isting artillery, Israel's antiair-
craft defenses and radar sites
would still be vulnerable. By at-
tacking air defense sites, the Jor-
danians would ease the way for
strike aircraft.
Expeditionary forces deployed
in Jordan and equipped with
surface-to-surface missiles and
long-range artillery would pose a
particularly serious threat. When
moved to positions on Jordanian
soil, SS-21 surface-to-surface
missile launchers from Iraq and
Syria and Astros 2 rocket laun-
chers from Iraq, Libya, or Saudi
Arabia would provide an Arab
coalition with the range, accuracy,
and lethality to strike every one of
Israel's air bases. At the very
least, these weapons could pre-
vent aircraft from using the run-
ways, effectively neutralizing the
air bases. Thus, during the crucial
opening minutes of an attack,
Arab forces could keep a signifi-
cant portion of Israel's air force
from ever leaving the ground.
become increasingly vulnerable to
Arab ground weaponry as the
1990s approach. The inventories
of existing sophisticated long-
ranged weapons, like the Astros 2
and the SS-21, will continue to
grow, and it is likely that other ad-
vanced weapons will be acquired.
It is possible that by the end of the
decade the Soviets could supply
SS-23 missiles to Syria and Iraq.
Sophisticated weapons also could
be obtained from Western sup-
pliers. NATO countries in par-
ticular have shown considerable
interest in developing new
Friday, September 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
missiles and rockets specifically
designed to carry anti-runway
munitions. For example, the U.S.
has examined modified surface at-
tack versions of the Lance and
Patriot missiles that would be
armed with anti-runway muni-
tions. It is possible that some of
those weapons might be made
available to Arab forces by the
early 1990s.
In the final analysis, however,
the magnitude of toe threat will
be determined less by the
weapons themselves than by the
question of whether or not they
are deployed against Israel from
Jordanian soil. When based in
Syria, most of these weapons lack
the range needed to attack more
than a few Israeli air bases. In
contrast, the same weapons fired
from Jordan can hit strategic
targets throughout Israel.
Even when Arab forces acquire
effective long-range missiles, like
the SS-23, Jordan will still offer
important geographic advantages
to an attacking Arab force. There
will always be far more of the
weapons with shorter ranges, and
the closer an Arab force can come
to its intended targets, the more
damage that can be done. It is this
vulnerability to attacks launched
from Jordan territory that largely
explains the sensitivity of Israeli
military planners to efforts by the
Jordanians to enhance their offen-
sive capabilities.
Arab Surface-to-Surface Missile Launchers, 1984
Egypt Iraq Kuwait Libya Syria 12 12 24 12 4 48 70 18 18 12 24 36 + 4 118 48
106 112 12+ ? 2301
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* fMMV. IMHVrtl il
ridmn f >
bcr 27 1985
A Rabbi
*9QUKT% by f^ Sow fa Cobart
Roobuuco* Aisocianon. /' rW-
are topics you uouid hit our
Rabbis to discuss picas* submit
tkem to Tlut Fionas**.
Teple Beth Skalo*
Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur.
and the 10 days from one to the
other (iramtiiel are known is
Hebrew as Yamxm Xornxm. Days
of Awe or Awesome Days, for
they are mppuatd to be days of
anxiety, trepidation, humility and
tool searching.
- reconciliation and forgiveness
from all whom we might have
ed or offended the preceding
year, and to make New Year
resolutions so that we wil. nave a
more successful encounter -
ourseives. oar fellow beings and
G-d during the mating >
Rabbi DouUC
I recency came tmtt I beJarre meorp across the mssttmai as
tioa teaches. I wa with yon at that taw might oae for a | sptratxc as roe aafci boa* fer the New Yc t to share it -.hopmg you -_.* it: m- : f fssssfi .
"On das day mend a quar-
rel, search out a forgotten fnend.
Diamias snspttson and replace it
with trust. Wnte a love letter.
Share a treasure Gtve a soft
a-er Encourage youth
-.. a r:
Jeeo Keep a promise. Find the
tan* Forgo a grudge Forgrre ar.
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Tempi* Esteth Sisterhood
the sponsoring of two concert
.?ri -
the Gold Coast Opera, presenting
HMS. Pinafore Kismet. The
Merry Widow, wul be heid Sun-
day D*< On Sundav.
March 16. 8 p.m. the Gold Coast
Opera will present soprano Lor-
raine Buffington. Tenor David
Rampy and Bass Baritone Gusta
Maliey in opera. Broadway
tunes and setni-daasical music.
. y. -
lad : Imm
_- Rose
- reservations call Anne Katt
499-9828. Dorothy Albert
499-:il73. Ruth Kantor 499-5333
or the Temple Office 498-3536.
Temple Emeth is sponsoring a
new evening of Games. Mondays
at 7:15 p.m. at the synagogue
- '.536 for" further
Temple Ansbei Shalom S-
isterhood. '" k Jewis'
are K-end at the
. liarr.

^"165 sing* The pnce
includes, rr- .ertainment.
tips iona and much r
- -- :' Boca
Raton is having an Installation
luncheon Sunday. Oct 13 at : 2
It will be heid at St. Tropez
aurant. Poweriine and
no Real in Boca. Admission
for members is $12 and guests
$15. Reservations are a must.
Please call 395-2226 or 4*3-0641
for further information.
The Succoth Eve Se
Sunday and Monday
Sept. 29 and 30 will commence at
6 30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respec-
tively with the Morning Services
on Monday and Tuesday starting
at 8:45 a
Rabbi Dr Louis L Sacks will of
ficiate and preach a series of ser-
monk messages on the theme .
Pursuance of the Tabernacle
bi'i da
Sabbath Ta
dass follows the Mmch
beginning a' m.
mence at 5 p further
rmauon cai. __
B'nai Mr
iiam Scott Behar.
Sandy and Barbara-Hill Behar
and Dianne GrRN Behar will
become a Bar Mitzvah i
thday. Sept. lie at Tempie Sinai in
Delray Beach
Scott is an eighth grader at
Boca Rat<>n Middle School and a
graduate of the NASA Space
Camp. Huntsville. Alabama. He
has a special interest in the field of
aviation and someday aspires to
either be an astronaut or own his
MM airline
Other members of the family in-
clude his sisters, Stacie Lyn Behar
and Heather Hill: his brother
Ricky Hill: his grandmother Sadie
Behar; and his great-uncle Jack
Guests attending the festi\
will include friends and family
from California. New York.
William Behar
Massachusetts. Costa Rica <
tral America). Greece and Turkey
enemy. Listen. Apologise if you
are wrong Try to understand
Examine .
of others. Thank first of
erne Appreciate, be
kind, be gentle Laugh a tittle
more. Worship G-d. Gladder, the
heart of a child. Speak your love.
Speak it snU again."
The whole world needs Famim
mm, a period to consider
anew the great values of our
culture At least we Jews have the
opportunity to again ask ourseives
the questions' "How shall we in-
vest our greatest effort? What is
truly important in life? It is my
prayer that we an accept the
ihiBimr of the new year with
love, strength, confidence, good
health and every happme^s. May
you be inscribed in the Book of
Lfe with afl of G-d's richest
: Imtimji
Rabbi Gregory S. Marx
Rabbi Marx
Gets Regional
Rabbi Gregory S. Marx of Tem-
ple Beth El of Boca Raton has
been appointed District Rabbinic
Advisor for the Florida Region of
the South East Federation of
Temple Youth iSEFTYi
In this capacity. Rabbi Marx will
provide the spiritual input for
planned activities of SEFTY in
regional, district and local conven-
tions. He will, in effect, be the
"rabbi" for over 1.000 Reform
Jewish youth when they attend
their conventions throughout the
state of Florida.
Rabbi Marx, who has been sen
ing Temple Beth El since Julv.
1984. supervised BOFTY Tern
pie Beth Els branch of the Na-
tional Fed* f Temple
T.-e Reform youth
organization open to all Jewish
th who are members of a
rm congregation. Accor
Rabbi Mar attended the
candcr Muss High Scho-
Israel before entering his rabbinic
studies, this appointmer.-
especially exciting because of his
strong desire to jth.
. And a small
child shall lead them!
Israel J. Barzak
and Family
The Traditional Mohel
for the Modern Family
is pleased to announce
the opening of his
practice serving
the Palm Beaches and
798-4464 478-2922
Explosions Rock Copenhagen
On Eve of Rosh Hashanah
COPENHAGEN A kosher fa u^
travel agency specializing in trips a -e JJ?
of bomb explosions Sunday as the J. ,,"*
Denmark made preparations for ushering
Hashanah. ^ m
Police said the first explosion occurred outaH.1
store, and the second came less than five rrunutesl
the Israel Tours travel agency a few hundred yards
Police reported that 12 people were injured mi
blasts, which also shattered the peace of the JewiS
Peres, Mubarak Meet on Agendi
40th anniversary nation of the
United Nations General Assembly
m New York later this month will
give Premier Shimon Peres an op-
portunity to
diplomacy His
to meet with 15 heads of govern-
ment in addition to President
he hopes
High m s >t are thel
of India. Pobad and
jQPt' ffc hat]
J****-* reatiom wka]
Peres a.- pea for i
meeting Egyptian]
Homo Mucarak. poaskhi
the Genera. Asaenbiyt
Shabbat, 13 Tishrei, 5746
Weekly Sidrah Ha'azinu
Candle Lighting 6:52 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 7:00 p.m.
Religious Directoi
2134 XW. 19th Wav. Boca Raton F- -
Phone (306) 994-8693 or 276-3804 Rar zer.^
dent. Joseph Boumana. Services held at 'CC 336X1
Spanish Rhrer Blvd.. Boca Raton
1401 N W 4th Ave.. Boca Raton. Florida 8432. Coasjm
Phone 392-8566. Rabbi Theodore Feidrrar. Hamn .
Robert*- Sabbath Services: Friday at I I Saturday*!
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday : each month
Mailing Address: 22130 Belroar N 1. Boca Raton.
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde E.ementary
Cafeteria. 6590 Verde Trail. Boca. Satorday rr.:ng9:30j
For information regarding Fndav. Sur I Krrieti Mh
Maanv. call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone:
16189 Carter Road 1 block sou aM Bird De
Beach. Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi I- 1. L Sacks. Df
-nh Seminar preceding senices a-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a-m. Sabba:-T rar c
Phone 499-9229
H at Center for Group Counselir.^ ^'
B. bath Services Friday at -aturdav M*i*H
dress -177 W Glades Road. Suite 214: u*xFL'<
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available :
7099 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach I i446
retire. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300 Rabt >rixr. H S!
Cantor Louis Hershman Sabbath mwiem Friday at 8.
-day at 8:3n a.m. Daily services 8:30 a n aad
333 B.W. Fourth Avenue. Boca Raton. Florida 33432. RJjJ
Phone 391-8900 Rabbi Merle E ''^3
-">ry S Marx. Cantor Martin Rosen Shabbat F^e -^
Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m -r.o Friday
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015. Boca Raton. FL 33434 I
servative. Located in Centun Village. Bt-ca I *L
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 t
and 5 pjn. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone 48M*
M Pollack. Cantor.
H SbeM
5780 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Fionas Sv44o *-JJ
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J Winoerad l ,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p rr. Saturday at
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
West Atlantic Ave. (Between Cong' "jL,
Road>. Delray Beach. Florida 33445. Reform ^abbs
vices. Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. Rabbi Saam-
phone 276-6161.

Friday, September 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Local Club&
Organization News
gsah Menachem Begin will
heir next meeting Wednes-
jct. 16, 12 noon, at Temple
ti, 4780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
v. The new officers and
ersons of the various com-
y will be introduced in a
[way. All are urged to at-
ladassah Sunday is Oct. 27
ins are being made to man
lassah Ben-Gurion will
fcr Les Violin Night Club.
and show, bus trip to
Sunday, Oct. 13. The cost
50 per person. For reserva-
Dottie Teller, 499-0675,
farcho 499-9955 or Dorothy
li B'rith Women Naomi
tr are planning to spend
kys at the Lido Spa, Nov.
[The cost of $139 includes
ties. The bus is $10 extra.
9-0750 or 499-2180.
ken's League for Israel
ft South Chapter will hold
ext meeting Thursday, Oct.
p.m. at the Boca Teeca
Club Auditorium, 5800
Ave., Boca. Their guest
will be Dr. Andre Fladell
speak on issues vital to
Imiunity. For further infor-
I contact Sylvia Kirschner,
ken's American ORT All
will hold their next
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 12
the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point, Delray. Ms.
Leona Kay will speak on the
Outreach Program. A question
and answer period will follow. All
are welcome to attend. Make your
reservations for their trip to the
Newport, 167th St. and Collins
Ave., Friday, Oct. 11-13. The cost
of $89 per person includes
breakfasts, dinners and one show,
private wine and cheese party and
franks and soft drinks around
pool, free parking and all
gratuities. Call 499-9267 or
American Red Magen David
for Israel, Beersheba Chapter
will spend Thanksgiving week-
end. Nov. 28-30 in Clearwater.
For further information, please
call Julius Goldstein.
Accept Cut
new school year began on
schedule last week afer an 11th
hour agreement between the
teachers union and Education
Minister Yitzhak Navon averted a
threatened strike.
But as one-and-a-quarter million
children returned to their
classrooms, controversy erupted
between Navon and Finance
Minister Yitzhak Modai who com-
plained that the agreement failed
to comply with the government's
goal of a balanced education
budget. "It does not seem to me
that the agreement assures a
stable school year," Modai said.
The teachers agreed Aug. 30 to
take a 1.5 percent cut in salary.
Shamir Raps Jewish Groups
For Playing Diplomacy Game
imiinued from Page 1
ivioua occasion, had told
lavish welcome he had
in Cairo, complete with
He out-riders. "So what?"
[said, "Big deal. .'*
HR SAID the controver-
ael over the two missions
>nf man's and the
ress was "not along
lines. I am sure there
eat many people in Mr.
| party who would agree
ecalled how forcefully
Golda Meir had opposed
and eventually prevented
Nahum Goldmann's proposed visit
to Egypt to meet with President
It was a matter of principle,
Shamir said. "The world must
know that Israel represents the
Jewish people on Jewish pro-
blems. Jewish organizations ought
not to undertake political work
except when Israel asks them to."
Sometimes, he noted, where
Israel had no access, such efforts
were vital and valuable. But
otherwise it should be Israel that
speaks for Jewry on the world
stage. _____
immunity Calendar
ember 29
County Jewish Community Day School Succot Safari, 1
er 1
.'le Emeth Board meeting, 7 p.m. Women's American ORT
i-Delray Board meeting, 8 p.m.
Emuna Sisterhood meeting, 12 noon National Council
h Women Boca-Delray Board meeting, 7:30 p.m.
ah Aviva meeting, 12:30 p.m. Women's American ORT
"> Executive Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m. Hadassah
Maariv Board meeting, 10 a.m. American Mizrachi
Kfar meeting, 12 noon Anshei Shalom Oriole Jewish
r Sisterhood Board meeting, 9:45 a.m. Hadassah
hem Begin Executive Board meeting, 9:30 a.m.
War Veterans Snyder Tokson Post Auxiliary meeting. 10
* Brandeis Women Boca Century Village meeting, 10 a.m.
en's League for Israel Natanya Chapter meeting, 12:30 p.m.
jfcis Women Delray Board meeting, 9 a.m.
Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
Ref useniks For 15 Years
(A True Story)
Several months ago, we
featured the story of a
former Soviet refusenik,
who had been granted an
exit visa in the 70's, when
leaving the Soviet Union
was relatively easy, and was
making a new life for herself
in the U.S. including ef-
forts to learn about her
Jewish heritage.
Frankly, we expected
some comments from our
readers. What was the point
of a story of a Soviet Jew
who merely wanted to
migrate to the U.S. for a
better life, and only had to
wait two years or less? It
may have seemed even
more pointless considering
that she had never been ar-
rested, framed, exiled, tor-
tured, or placed in an insane
asylum .
For those who remember
the story one of the main
reasons for printing it was
to illustrate the situation for
countless Soviet Jews (and
non-Jews) who are denied a
basic human right to
emigrate, a right to which
the USSR committed itself
in Helsinki 10 years ago.
Another was to touch on the
plight of those who do
manage to get out, leaving
family behind them and
tearing themselves from
their roots, even if their
destination is not Israel and
their move is not based on
But we could write hun-
dreds of pages on the plight
of those who have been
persecuted, increasingly,
not merely for wanting to
leave the Soviet socialist
paradise, but even for dar-
ing to learn (or teach)
Hebrew; for wanting to
relearn their ancestral
religion; for "smuggling" a
siddur (prayer book) or a set
of tefiUin (philacteries)
dangerous weapons used for
defaming the communist
regime and the Soviet
The tip of the iceberg of
what is known about these
is gigantic imagine how
much of this is going on that
is unknown to the public in
the West. .
One of the best sources
for information on
refuseniks has been the 35
Women's Campaign For
Soviet Jewry a group of
women in London, England,
who for several years have
been doing a great job of ob-
taining the facts and making
them public. Several years
ago the group published a
report more like a saga
of two brothers from Tbilisi
who have been trying to get
an exit permit since 1971(1).
Grigory and Ishai Goldshtein
are both physicists. Grigory, who
will turn 54 next month, was
director of the Cybernetics
Laboratory in the Mendeleyev In-
stitute for Meteorology of Tbilisi.
Ishai, 47, was director of the
Reliability Department of the
same institute. The two applied
for an exit permit in 1971, and
were subsequently dismissed from
their jobs, as was Ishai's wife, II-
izabeta, also a physicist. (Grigory
is a bachelor.) Their application
was denied six months later, on
the grounds that they had access
to classified information.
In July. 1973, Grigory and Ishai
were interrogated by the KGB
and threatened with prosecution
for "anti-Soviet activity." During
the questioning, they caught sight
of their "file" which contained
copies of all their correspondence,
including many originals and
registered mail sent to and by the
Goldshteins. They were never
charged, but the threat of pro-
secution hung over them until
February, 1984, when the KGB
hinted that they would not be
charged because of the embar-
rassment caused by widespread
publicity campaigns in the West.
During President Nixon's visit
to the USSR in 1973, the Goldsh-
tein's phones were disconnected,
and messenger calls were
prevented from reaching them at
the Tbilisi Central Telegraph Of-
fice. The KGB, meanwhile, kept
after them. For example: during
Passover, 1975, they decided to go
to Moscow, to celebrate the Seder
with other refuseniks. KGB of-
ficers detained them at the airport
so that they missed their plane,
and then they were fined for fail-
ing to use their plane seats .
In April, 1975, Ishai was finally
charged with "anti-Soviet activi-
ty." He was told that files with
copies of all his correspondence
were to be turned over to the
State prosecutor, and that he
would be charged under an un-
published edict of the Soviet
Supreme presidium, dated
December 25, 1972, according to
which he had been "slandering the
reality of the USSR." Later that
year, the Goldshteins were forbid-
den to leave Tbilisi, and, since
they did not receive their mail,
were effectively isolated. (They
did receive some communications,
however, when they were permit-
ted to take a vacation at the Black
In September, 1975. Ishai
received a summons to a medical
examination, preliminary to a
military call-up, even though he
was 37 years old 10 years past
draft age. During all this time,
both brothers were under cons-
tant surveillance by KGB agents
even when they went to the
public baths.
An international conference on
artificial intelligence was held in
Tbilisi that year, and both
brothers, along with famed
refusenik Prof. Alexander
Lerner, failed to receive the in-
vitations issued to them, and were
unable to register personally.
Foreign colleagues at the con-
ference registered on their behalf
so they could take part, and the
conference chairman. Prof. V.
Chavchanidze, personally granted
thern permission to attend. The
KGB agents, however, prevented
their admission until foreign par-
ticipants who had learned of this
intervened with the chairman. At
each session the KGB agents
prevented them from entering un-
til fellow scientists protested and
the chairman intervened.
In October, 1975, the two
brothers were summoned to a
disciplinary court to answer a
"very serious charge." They had
sent a letter to Brezhnev, in which
they addressed him as "Citizen
Brezhnev" instead of "Comrade."
By 1977, Ishai had taken the
bold step of renouncing his Soviet
citizenship, and had been given
citizenship by Israel (as have a
number of other refuseniks). The
Goldshteins complained that their
application for an exit visa had
been lying in the office of the
Georgian Deputy Interior
Minister for over four years. The
reply came from OVIR (the
emigration department), saying
that Ishai could not renounce his
Soviet citizenship, since in such a
case it would be necessary to
"throw you out of the coun-
try ." He published this state-
ment, hoping the authorities
would, indeed, throw him out
but received yet another refusal.
Then they were told their case
would be considered by the
Moscow OVIR, only to receive
another refusal in Tbilisi. At the
same time their homes, and those
of other dissident friends, were
searched, material was con-
fiscated, and Ishai's fears grew
that a "show trial" was being
prepared against him.
In June, 1977. Grigory managed
to get a letter out to a London
adopter, through a tourist. He
detailed attempts made by the
Soviets to implicate the two
brothers and other dissidents in
Tbilisi by a man who called
himself "Fawcett." who claimed
to be a Canadian businessman
with influential contacts in the
USSR. (The Canadian govern-
ment made efforts, through its
embassies, but failed to trace this
In August, Grigory received of-
ficial warning that unless he got a
job within a month, he would be
charged with "parasitism." A
month later the police paid a visit
to his flat to see whether or not he
had a job, but Grigory was not at
Up to this point, Grigory and
Ishai had avoided being jailed
but not for long ..
(To be continued)
Ruth. 71. of Kings Point. Delray Beach, was
originally from New York. She is survived
by her son Stephen (Gutterman Warheit
Memorial Chapel.)
Paula. 72. of Kings PoinU. Delray Beach
was originally from New York. She is sur-
vived by her husband Saul, brother Max
Goldstein and sister Ann Simmons. (Beth
Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel.)
I-ila. 73, of Kings Point, Delray Beach, was
originally from New York. She is survived
by her husband Abe, son Morton and
daughter Elaine Morse, four grandchildren.
(Beth Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel.)
Samuel, 81. of High Point. Delray Beach,
was originally from New York He is surviv-
ed by his wife Ceiia. (Gutterman Warheit
Memorial Chapel.)
Anna. 93, of Delray Beach, was originally
from Russia. She is survived by her son
Harry Greenfield, daughters Doris
Schulman and Millicent Green, eight grand-
children, nine great-grandchildren (Beth
Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel.)
Ella. 72. of Kings Point. Delray Beach, was
originally from Hungary. She is survived by
her sons Jeffrey and Robert, brother-. Eddie
Gerstel and Emenc Gerstel; sister Ronnie
Kixler and four grandchildren. (Beth Israel
Kubm Memorial Chapel.)

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