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Serving Boca Raton. Dclray Beech, and Highland Beech. Florida Friday. December 13,1086
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I page 11
Israel Apologizes
Spying on U.S. Contrary to Our Policy Peres
apology was tendered Sun-
day to the United States by
Israel's Prime Minister
Shimon Peres. In the
apology, the Prime Minister
came close to admitting that
Israel had employed U.S.
Navy analyst Jonathan
Pollard to spy on its closest
(wish Leaders Meet DeCuellar
ith Zionism/Racism Petition
- The leaders of
Jewish organizations
here with Secretary
Javier Perez de
and presented him
a petition signed by
nowned personalities
|27 countries asking his
rt in reversing the
General Assembly
tion equating Zionism
ild Kraft, president of
3*rith International; Ber-
fnnenbaum, chairperson of
orld Zionist Organization-
Section; and Israel
I. executive director of the
Id Jewish Congress,
Jted the petition to de
ljed on the Secretary
"to take appropriate ac-
help remove from the
of the UN the stain of
n 3379" which equates
i with racism.
THREE Jewish leaders
>med in their 20-minute
with de Cuellar by Uzi
. chairperson of the WZO
Mion Department.
A spokesperson for B'nai B'rith
International said, after the
meeting, that the Secretary
General disassociated himself
from the General Assembly
resolution. "He indicated that he
understands our concerns," the
spokesperson said.
The petition was signed by per-
sonalities in the fields of politics,
arts, sciences, religion, trade
unions and journalism. Among the
signers were Jorge Luis Borges.
the Argentinian writer; Isaiah
Berlin, the philosopher and
historian who lives in England;
Australian Prime Minister Robert
Hawke; former French President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing; West
German Bundestag President H.
Jennuger; Cardinal Jean Marie
Lustiger of Pahs; and Sweden's
Social Democratic Party
Secretary General Bo Toresson.
During their meeting with de
Cuellar, the Jewish leaders also
presented him with an original
work of art by Israeli artist
Yaacov Agam, which was special-
ly created for de Cuellar, on which
the artist quoted from the UN
Charter the provision that states,
"to practice and live together in
peace with one another as good
Sunday, Nov. 10, marked the
10th anniversary of the Zionism-
racism resolution.
-CIO Urges Affiliates Support
U.S. Holocaust Memorial
LIO has urged its affiliates
million members to sup-
1 U.S. Holocaust Memorial
i and "to contribute funds
1 instruction." The action
n a resolution passed
ly by delegates to the
*w>ns recent convention
n. CaJif.
Lyceum, planned by the
fjcaust Memorial Council.
Tult entirely with private
on Federal land in
.on. The volunteer-led
rotates Holocaust
^Museum Campaign,
resident Re.gan as
""Jon nationwide uTeoJ
P*P and endow the
VST* ? ** m**
b ^e American
Federation of Teachers and the
AFL-CIOs Executive Council.
When AFL-CIO president Lane
Kirkland turned over the con-
tribution to campaign co-chairmen
Miles Lerman and Sigmund
Strochlitz, he remarked: "From
the earliest days of Hitler's rise to
power, the American labor move-
ment has repeatedly condemned
and actively opposed the Nazi's
persecution of the Jews and their
suppression of rights This
museum will serve as an impor-
tant reminder of the events and
will help strenghten the resolve of
all Americans to assure that no
such horror ever happens again."
Other union support has come
recently from the United
Steelworkers of American and
from the Communications
Workers of America.
"Spying on the United States
stands in total contradiction of
our policy," Peres told his
Cabinet. "Such activity, to the ex-
tent that it did take place, was
wrong, and the government of
Israel apologizes."
an occurrence would not take
place again. "The relations with
the U.S. are based on solid foun-
dation! of deep friendship, close
affinity and mutual trust," he
In Ins statement before the
Cabinet, the Prime Minister also
promised to "uncover all the facts
to the last detail, no matter where
the trail may lead."
A copy of the statement was
later delivered to U.S. Am-
bassador Thomas Pickering.
THE STATEMENT, read to a
gathering of journalists by
Cabinet Secretary Yossi Beilin,
was the latest scene in the spy
scandal involving Israel that
began Nov. 21, when Pollard was
arrested as he attempted to break
into the Israeli Embassy in
Washington where he hoped to
ask for refuge.
Pollard has since allegedly ad-
mitted selling dozens of secret
documents to Israel during the
past 18 months.
In Washington, meanwhile.
Secretary of State George Shultz
welcomed the apology. Shultz
declared he was certain that
Prime Minister Peres knew
nothing about Pollard's spying for
Israeli politicians and the press
have meanwhile demanded rapid
progress in an investigation into
the Pollard affair. They fear a
cover-up because they continue to
insist that disclosure of the details
surrounding the inquiry appears
to be released only very slowly
and mainly in the forms of leaks.
West Bank Gets Biggest Cut of Pie
Meron Benvenisti, probably
Israel's leading authority on
the demographics of the
West Bank, charged that
the government and the
World Zionist Organization
are pumping money into un-
productive settlements in
the territory at a rate far
higher than funds made
available per unit or per
capita to needy settlements
and villages in Israel proper.
Most of the Jewish set-
tlements in the West Bank are too
weak to sustain themselves and
would collapse if the government
stopped pouring in money to prop
them up, Benvenisti, a former
deputy mayor of Jerusalem, told a
press conference here.
HE HEADS the West Bank
Data Project, a private Israeli
research organization financed by
the Ford Foundation and the
Rockefeller Foundation. He
reported that the Jewish popula-
tion of the territory increased by
21.5 percent last year to number
about 51.600. But the main in-
crease has been in the areas in the
immediate vicinity of Jerusalem
and the Tel Aviv region where
two-thirds of the Jewish popula-
tion of the territory resides.
The Gush Emunim, militant na-
tionalists number about 10.000,
Benvenisti said. That is the hard
core which has established 52 set-
tlements mostly surrounding
Arab villages and towns. But they
seem to have run out of steam.
Hardly any new settlers joined
them in the past year, Benvenisti
The bulk of the new settlers are
Israelis affected by the acute shor-
tage of affordable housing in
Israel. They have been attracted
by offers of cheap, high quality
government subsidized housing in
the territory only a 10 minute
drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
mute daily to jobs in the two big
cities. There are few jobs available
in the settlement area, little local
industry and even less agriculture
because of the nature of the land,
Benvenisti said.
He estimated that as many as 66
of the 104 settlements in the ter-
ritory have fewer than 200
residents each, too few to ensure
growth. They cannot stand on
their own feet but the government
and WZO support them at the ex-
pense of Israeli towns and
The Data Project's statistical
studies show, for example, that
the regular budgets fo the
regional councils in 1983 totalled
$230 for every resident of Gush
Etzion south of Jerusalem, $408
per capita for residents of the Jor-
dan Valley and $357 per capita for
residents of Samaria.
BY CONTRAST, the govern-
ment has provided $126 percapita
in the Shear Hanegev region in
Israel and only $97 per capita in
Upper Galilee. According to
Benvenisti, government grants to
West Bank settlements were 3-4
times as much as for those inside
The moment the government
tells the Gush Emunim and other
West Bank settlers they must
stand on their own feet, at least 70
settlements will cease to exist.
Benevenisti said. But he doubted
the government would ever take
such measures because of political
The biggest surge in Jewish set-
tlement of the territory which has
an Arab population of close to a
million, occurred during the
Likud-led administration of
Premier Menachem Begin. The
present Labor-Likud national uni-
ty coalition government has im-
posed a virtual freeze on new set-
tlements because of economic
Beth Am Gets Cantor
Congregation Beth Ami, Boca
Raton's newest conservative con-
gregation, has engaged the ser-
vices of Cantor Mark Levi. it was
announced by President Joseph
Cantor Levi was born in
Rumania to a Hassidic family, and
received his musical training at an
early age. During World War II
he was interned in a labor camp
for three years.
In 1960, he immigrated to
Israel, and in 1956 he arrived in
the United States.
In 1960. he had his first con-
gregation position as Cantor in
Beth Torah, in a suburb of
Washington. D.C. In 1963. he was
engaged as Cantor for Beth Tikva
in Rockville, Md.. where he re-
mained until his retirement this
One of his closest associates
during this period was the world-
renowned Cantor Sholom Katz.
Together, they performed many
cantorial concerts. Cantor Levi is
endowed with a lyric baritone
voice, and has appeared with
great success, in numerous con-
certs throughout the U.S.. and in
the public media.
Cantor Mark Levi
He has a vast repertoire and has
been widely acclaimed by music
critics throughout the world. He is
married to Otilia and they have
two sons and two grandchildren.
Cantor and Mrs. Levi reside in
Pompano Beach.
Cong. Beth-Ami conducts ser-
vices at the Levis JOC <>n Spanish
River Blvd. in Boca Raton.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Press Digest
Some cats crawl out of
the proverbial bag very
slowly. This is the case with
the Soviet Jewry issue. Lit-
tle by little one hears
rumors, sotto voce com-
ments and asides about the
"true reason" the Soviets
have been reluctant to let
more Jews out. .
It seems that in the
previous decade (1970's),
when rather large numbers
of Jews were permitted to
leave the Communist
Paradise, a growing number
sought to go West (to the
U.S.) instead of East (to
Israel). Some people may
recall that even then a cer-
tain amount of controversy
found its way into the
headlines, when the Jewish
Agency and groups like
HIAS were pulling each
other's hair .. .
Now, some of the Jewish
leaders are letting it be
known that the Soviet
Union is reluctant to let our
People go if it means they
will go to the U.S. instead of
Israel for in that case,
why are they better than the
millions of other Soviet
citizens who would also like
to improve their standard of
life by moving to our deca-
dent milieu in America?
A superficial glance at the
composition and character
of the Soviet Jewish colony
in new York or Cleveland
tends to support this: only a
small proportion of the
Soviet immigrants, now
that they are free to do so,
appear to be practicing their
religion in any way. They
are busy creating "Little
Odessa" alongside Little
Italy, Little Greece and
Chinatown. In other words,
becoming Americanized.
But two points are missed
by the superficial critic and
the leaders whose motives,
justifiably, are the desire to
see more of the immigrants
settle in Israel. The first is
that all Jews in the Soviet
Union who wish to remain
Jews are persecuted, and
should have the right to get
out regardless of where
they go. And certainly a
growing number of those
who wish to do so cannot
practice their religion or
maintain a cultural link to
their ethnic origins. The se-
cond is that one cannot trust
the Soviets' excuses no mat-
ter what tomorrow they
are just as likely to "leak
out" the escuse that they
cannot let sizeable numbers
fo to Israel because of the
oviets' loyalty to the
Arabs' cause and their belief
this would further jeopar-
dize the Palestinians .. .
Another 'West Bank* View
Give West Bank Autonomy, MK Urg<
Another visit to Chelm: One of
the current scandals in Israel con-
cerns VIP's Cabinet members,
deputy ministers and directors-
general (whose names, so far,
have been kept from the media).
Phoenix Elects Gross
Gross has been elected president
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Phoenix
who insist that the State pay for
medical care for them abroad (as if
medical care in Israel is not ade-
quate). In at least one of those
cases, the VIP involved asked the
Government to foot a bill amoun-
ting to some $100,000 for medical
services outside the country. This,
at a time when the Health
Ministry (headed by a former
general, Mordechai Gur, who has
been embroiled in many Labor-
Likud clashes recently) is struggl-
ing with radical budgetary
surgery, and hospitals and clinics
are cutting back on services for
lack of money and supplies.
The story which topped this
Chelm situation like icing on a
cake was the one concerning an
official who asked the Govern-
ment to approve the cost of a trip
abroad for his daughter in order
to get an intra-uterine device
(IUD) inserted ..
Speaking of Mordechai "Motta"
Gur apparently he likes to use
the Hebrew vernacular, which is
liberally interspersed with Arabic
words (Hebrew has virtually no
"dirty" words). Last week Gur
allegedly used the term "Maniac"
in referring to Finance Minister
Yitzhak Modai of the Likud.
"Maniac" is used in street
language in its Arab connotation,
usually, which defines it as one
who commits sodomy. (It is pro-
nounced Mahn- Yak').
Modai complained to Premier
Shimon Peres, demanding that he
dismiss Gur for that kind of con-
duct. Peres, who almost dismissed
Trade and Industry Minister
Ariel Sharon recently for the lot
ter's excesses in criticizing Peres
declined Modai's request. To
which Modai reacted: I appealed
to Peres as head of the Govern-
ment, and he responded to me as
head of the Labor Party .
In all the reports on the
victims of the latest ter-
rorist hijacking, of the
Egyptian plane in Malta,
there is hardly a mention of
the fact that two of the vic-
tims were Israeli girls,
members of two different
kibbutzim, who were shot by
the terrorists before they
turned to shooting the
American passengers.
Both the girls were
wounded, one critically. Nit-
za Mendelsohn of Kibbutz
Hulata in the north, at the
time of writing, was 'brain
dead" at the hospital in
Malta, and her parents were
faced with the tragic deci-
sion whether to agree to
disconnect her from the life-
support devices.
Nitza was the first
passenger to be shot and
thrown out of the plane. Her
friend Tamar Artzi, of Kib-
butz Revivim in the Negev,
resisted the terrorists when
they called her next, and
they had to drag her crying
to the plane's door. When
they shot her, the bullet
lodged in her cheek, next to
her ear; the terrorists saw
her moving and shot her
again, this time hitting her
in the thigh. Tamar is now
recovering in St. Luke's
Hospital in Malta.
Likud MK Ehud Olmert has
decided to launch a campaign to
convince all wings of the coalition
that autonomy for the West Bank
Arabs as envisaged in the Camp
David peace agreements should be
unilaterally implemented by
The former firebrand of the of-
ficially extinct La'am wing of the
Likud, which recently merged
with Herut, told The Jerusalem
Post: "There is no genuine chance
for an agreement on autonomy
with King Hussein, or an official
Palestine Arab delegation, or
Egypt. Nor is there even a chance
for a meaningful partial agree-
ment with any of those partners.
But we cannot afford to pro-
crastinate because the present
status quo is not necessarily in
Israel's favor.
"We must do something. Our
American friends are likely to try
and shift the logjam, with some in-
itiative even less favorable to
Israel than the 1982 Reagan in-
itiative, which we rejected. So
let's seek our own way of moving
Olmert, who has gradually
worked himself up to become one
of the Knesset's most sought-
after lecturers on the English-
speaking circuit overeas, insists
that Israel must continue to
adhere to the basic principles of
Camp David. The only way this
can be done is by implementing
the autonomy unilaterally,
without a formal agreement on
the Arab side.
Olmert is sober enough to admit
that the problem for Israel is to
find silent partners in such
unilateral implementation even
though they would not be ex-
pected to sign anything on the
dotted line.
"Experience in the Middle East
generally, and on the West Bank
in particular, has shown that it is
easier to establish practical
understandings not backed by an
official accord than to seek official
and formal commitments. Since
1967 Israel and Jordan have main-
tained a stable agreement surviv-
ing all changes and vicissitudes
for open bridges across the river,
which is nothing more than tacit
understanding," he says.
.Noting his debt to the late
Moshe Dayan for the unilateral
autonomy concept. Omert says he
would seek a tete a tete with Prime
Minister Shimon Peres soon after
his return to discuss the concept.
Olmert also says he would put it as
a formal proposal to the Likud
Although he claims that some
Likud figures favored the con-
cept, he declines to name any
"Peres claimed in the U.S. that
he can find Palestinian Arabs out-
side the PLO willing to conclude
an official agreement with Israel
in defiance of the PLO. If that is
true. I guarantee it would be still
easier to reach practical
understandings on certain
measures implementing
autonomy, provided they are
unofficial and generous on Israel's
Olmert wants all Israel military
and civil administrative offices
removed from urban areas and
relocated outside, as Camp David
laid down. Admitting the risk of
disturbances entailed in such
relocation, Olmert notes that the
risk would be present just as much
in the wake of an official agree-
ment, as in the wake of a practical
Israel should announce that it
holds the Arab mayors responsi-
ble for all disturbances, including
those following relocation, Olmert
says. Since, however, the Camp
David Accords* Hff* security in
Israel's hands, Israel would also
be free to respond to any violence.
"We can only implement
autonomy unilaterally if a West
Bank Arab police force is first set
up and put in charge of law and
order. That force will find it much
easier to function if the IDF is
pulled out of Arab urban areas.
But contact between Arab and
Jew must be regulated, and fric-
tion must be reduced to the
minimum. Provocation from any
side must be prevented. We don't
need Jews residing in Arab
Hebron or Nablus," he says.
The West Bank Arab police
force would be under the orders of
the Arab mayors, he notes. In
towns where no Arab mayor func-
tions at present, free elections
would have to be held.
"Camp David envisaged a coun-
cil for the West Bank Arabs, and I
would be flexible about its size and
composition. I would even be flexi-
ble about the right of the East
Jerusalem Arabs to vote for the
council," he says.
Olmert told The Post: "We have
to be prepared for a period of tur-
moil. But we will be in a better
position to cope with turmoil while
we are still on the spot. Mean-
while more and more West Bank
Arabs have learnt from their ex-
perience. Enough moderate
elements exist to work for stabili-
ty. And even though the West
Bankers may elect leaders who
favor the PLO, I would rather
have the West Bank controlled by
men who sympathize with the
PLO at heart, while managing
their towns for the benefit of the
residents, than have to negotiate
formally with a joint Arab delega-
tion embracing representatives
from Jordan and the PLO.
"Supposing the Nablus
residents re-elect former mayor
Bassam Shak'a. Supposing he pro-
voked trouble after he is installed.
West I
No matter. Under Camn
which left security ,n
hands, he can be deposed i
time. But it's worth puttii
like him to the test." says<
"Let's be realistic. Any;
to negotiate a compr
solution is doomed to fai.
we must look elsewhere
the West Bank towns rise i
virtually assert the
dependence after the IDF I
the IDF will only be five!
kilometers away, so it won'!
far to return."
Olmert envisages a
for Jordan in the man
everyday life on the ..
the framework of a
understanding on a_..
implemented by I
"Israel and Jordan
reach agreement about so
ty over the West Bank,
accept any sovereignty o
that of Israel, for insi
there can be a sharing
sibility between Israel
dan, with Jordan takintr
share in the civilian
Israel the larger share
military sphere.
"Even if the issue of W
sovereignty were not
itself to prevent Jo
reaching an official
with Israel, the issue of ji
would paralyze all n
Olmert explains. "But
since 1967 has always
anxious to remain inv
West Bank affairs. It
tained hundreds of officials
salaries there. These
would have to acquire
powers and influence,
autonomy as unilatei
Harking back to the la
Dayan, Olmert asserted
Continued on Page
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Rabbi Joseph Noble
Hanukah Festival of Lights
is celebrated for eight days
^nning with the 25th day of
v. The 25th day of Kislev is
the day Moses completed
uldinff the Mishkan (Portable
nctuary in the desert).
Hanukah and Purim are the on-
festivals not mentioned in the
lorah. But there is a Book (Scroll)
f Esther as part of our Holy
criptures. whereas Hanukah re-
ams the wwhere in our Scriptures. Both
rim and Hanukah are unique
ause "work" is permitted on
ese days. (Except, perhaps,
hen the Hanukah lights are
Some have misinterpreted the
Question in the Talmud What is
Hanukah? to mean that our
ijes questioned the existence of
festival and thus deduce that
Hanukah as of the Talmudic
enod was not an established in-
titution. I believe this is SP-
UMOUS thinking. A comparison
ould be made when (I-d asked
Idam, "Where are you?" (Gen.
I. "(Id knew where he was, but
question was merely a means
p opening the conversation with
(Cohen, Soncino).
toilarly, (i-d asked Cain.
[Where is Abel, your brother?"
en. 4:9). Or when G-d asked
ilaam, "Who are these people
Ml you?" (Num. 22:9). Likewise,
he question in the Talmud
^hat is Hunukkah? was merely
way of introducing this par-
ticular topic,
I The great Maccabean victories
P8-165 BCE) are the basis of
pents that led to the rededication
I the Temple and the lighting of
he Menorah. The lighting of
andles in celebration of Hanukah
linked in the Talmud (Shabbat
21b) to the miracle of the cruse of
oil found intact with the seal of the
High Priest. Although there was
only enough oil for one day. the oil
lasted for eight days.
The Hanukah story is recorded
in the Books of the Maccabees.
These are part of the Apocrypha,
but not part of the Holy Scrip-
tures. According to 1 Mac. 4:36-59
"Judah Maccabee. after
defeating Lysias, entered
Jerusalem and purified the Tem-
ple. The altar had been defiled and
demolished and a new one was
built. Judah then made new holy
vessels and set the 25th day of
Kislev as the date for the
rededication of the Temple. The
day coincided with the 3rd an-
niversary of the proclamation of
the restrictive edicts of Antiochus
Epiphanes in which he decreed
that idolatrous sacrifice should be
offered on a platform erected
upon the altar The celebra
tions lasted for eight days. Then
Judah. his brothers, and the entire
community decreed that the
rededication of the altar should be
celebrated with a festival of joy
and gladness at the same time
each year, beginning on the 25th
day of the month of Kislev and
lasting for eight days."
The Second Book of Maccabees
(Hasmoneans) records a similar
story but gives the reason for
celebrating eight days because it
was fashioned after the Sukkot
Festival. "And it came about that
on the very same day on which the
sanctuary had been profaned by
aliens, on the 25th day of the
month of Kislev. the purification
of the sanctuary took place (three
years later). And they celebrated
it for eight days with gladness,
like the Sukkot Festival, and
recalled how, a little while before,
during the Sukkot Festival they
had been wandering in the moun-
tains and caverns like wild
animals. So carrying I>eautiful
branches and palm leaves they of-
fered hymns of praise to Him who
had brought to pass the purifying
of His own place. And they passed
a decree that the whole Jewish
people should observe these days
every year." (2 Mac. 10:5-8).
In one statement (2 Mac. 2:12)
rededication by Judah was based
OB dedication of the Temple by
Solomon for eight days. This is a
misunderstanding of the text in
which Solomon dedicated the
Temple for seven days, then
observed Sukkot for eight days
and "on the following day, the
23rd day of the 7th month,
Solomon sent the people home" (2
Chron. 7:10).
Actually, the Hanukah story is
not a dedication but rather a
/^/-.'dedication and the only
previous /^"dedication took place
during the reign of King Hezekiah
some five centuries before the
Maccabean period. The Biblical
account reads, "They began on
the first day of the first month to
purify and the eighth day of the
month they reached the vestibule
of the Lord; then they sanctified
the House of the Lord in the eight
days" (2 Chron. 29:17). It is very
possible that Judah used this as
his model for R/^dedication.
The condensed story of
Hanukah is part of the Amidah
and Blessings after Meals Al
HaNissim. The author, so eager to
glorify the Hasmonean family con
ferred upon Mattathias the
honorary title of High Priest
Another source of the Macca-
bean story is the Scroll of Hasmo-
neans (or Scroll of Antiochus)
which flourished mainly in Italy
during the medieval period in
Hebrew and Aramaic and was
read on Hanukah just as the Scroll
of Esther is read on Purim.
Sa'adya Gaon (892-942) attributed
its authorship to the five sons of
The previous columns discussed
the tax benefits of year-end gifts
to charities. The underlying
assumption in the examples
previously given is that the tax-
payer itemizes his deductions.
In general, most personal
deductions (i.e. deductions not
related to business or in-
vestments) must exceed $3,540
(for married taxpayers filing joint
returns) or $2,390 (for single tax-
payers) before there is any advan-
tage to itemizing deductions. This
is because the tax rate tables have
a built in "standard deduction" of
these amounts. It is not until per-
sonal deductions exceed the stan-
dard deduction amount that
deductions will reduce the tax-
payer's tax bill.
Many taxpayers have deduc-
tions that exceed the standard
deduction amount because they
have interest deductions from
home mortgage payments and car
loans. The other common personal
deductions are for payment of
state and local taxes, medical
deductions and charitable deduc-
tions. Surprisingly, many well-to-
do taxpayers do not have enough
personal deductions to exceed the
standard deduction amount,
because they have little or no in-
terest deductions as they own
their homes and cars free and
For example, assume a tax-
payer, is married and filing a joint
return, has no interest deductions
because he owns his home and
cars free and clear. Also assume
Marvin Kirsner
that he pays $1,500 a year in pro-
perty taxes and is not eligible to
deduct any medical expenses.
(The deduction for medical ex-
penses can be taken only to the ex-
tent that such expenditures are
greater than 4 percent of the tax-
payer's gross income. This means
that few people ever get the
benefit of the medical expense
deduction). Also assume that this
taxpayer makes a $2,000 gift to a
charity. In such a case, the tax-
payer has a total of $3, 500 in per-
sonal deductions, but cannot
itemize because his personal
deductions do not exceed the
$3,540 standard deduction
Under current law, however, a
nonitemizing taxpayer can still
get the advantage of deducting a
portion of his charitabl contribu-
tions. For the 1985 tax year, tax-
payers who do not itemize their
deductions can still deduct one-
half of the amounts contributed to
charities. So in our example
above, the taxpayer would get the
advantage of a $1,000 deduction
(i.e. half of his $2,000
Although this special provision
for "nonitemizers" is scheduled to
continue through 1986, President
Reagan's proposal for tax reform
would eliminate this treatment for
"nonitemizers" starting on 1986.
Consequently, if this special provi-
sion were eliminated, this
hypothetical "nonitemizing" tax-
payer would not get the benefit of
deducting a portion of his
charitable donations made in
Although the President's pro-
posal is far from being enacted in-
to law, the charitable minded
"nonitemizing" taxpayer would
be wise to accelerate his
charitable contributions in 1985.
If he waits until 1986, h might not
be able to get any tax benefit from
the donation if the President's
proposal becomes law.
This rolumn is brought to you
every other week by the Jewish
Community Foundation of South
County. Legal and Tax Commit-
tee, which will be glad to answer
reader'a questions. Information or
iiiinri in these articles is not to be
construed as applicable in all in-
dixridual cases; individuals are
cautioned to obtain specific advice
from their own professional source
I attorney, accountant, investment
counseU/r. etc.)
Marvin Kirsner. the column's
editor, is a tax attorney with
Shutts and Bowen. and serves on
the JCF Legal ana[ Tax
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two soldiers wounded brought to
four the number of IDF casualties
in the area in the past two days.
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The usual coveat: I write this as
an individual and a rabbi, not as
the Executive Director of the
By the time you read this, the
Israeli spying incident will have
been ancient news. But the recent
brouhaha between Israel and the
U.S. over a minor incident of in-
telligence gathering brought to
the fore a far more important
According to the Chicago
Tribune wire service, Israeli
Foreign Ministry officials in-
dicated that their consulates in
the U.S. received telephone calls
from worried American Jews,
complaining that the affair had
placed the loyalty of our communi-
ty under suspicion.
As a third generation American,
reared on apple pie and
Thanksgiving Day football games,
this reaction had more than pass-
ing interest to me. Is the
American Jewish identity that in-
secure? This is a question that I
truly cannot answer. The
reference to this supposed in-
security highlights the whole issue
of priorities of identity.
The spy incident aside, every
Jew must ask himself whether he
is first an American and then a
Jew, or vice versa. It is in-
teresting to note that we call
ourselves American-Jews. Of all
the hyphenated Americans, we
are the only group that that uses
"American" as an adjective
describing the core identity of the
noun. Contrast this to Italian-
Americans, Polish-Americans,
Does this mean that we, as
Jews, are any less patriotic as
Americans? No. It does mean that
our hyphenated identity differs
from all others in that an Italian
American, or a Polish-American,
is balancing two nationality iden-
tities. We Jews are balancing a
religious identity with a single na-
tional identity.
When comparing religion to na-
reugion should always
. Daring the Nazi
the Germans who held
their Christianity above their na-
tionalism ware able to transcend
the bestialities of the day. I
believe in national states and in
the glories of nationalism, but
they can never outweigh the pro-
fundities of religion.
I should hope that a believing
Catholic, or Bom Again Fun
damentalist is essentially a Chris-
tian first and an American second.
How shallow would be the ir-
religious beliefs if the reverse
were true.
Religion reflects mankind's
quest for ultimate truth, for in-
finite existence, for the very
knowledge of G-d. Nationalism
reflects transitory culture and in-
stitutions of social interaction.
This is not to denigrate the quest
for freedom and self-respect that
is played out in the arena of na-
tionalism. It is to say that no mat-
ter how important it is, it is not
playing in the same major arena
as religion.
As a Jew, I have a sense of pride
and commitment when I sing
Hatikva, not because it is the na-
tional anthem of the State of
Israel, but because it is the an-
them of the Jewish people
predating the existence of the
state. To me it is a religious affir-
mation, not a national anthem. I
believe that this is true for most
Jews, even though they have not
formally thought about this mat-
ter. How many times have I seen
Jews instinctively grope for their
yarmulkas when Hatikva is
played. An Israeli has no need for
this, since to him it is not prayer
but politics.
Talking about anthems, as an
American I feel a sense of pride
and commitment when I sing the
Star Spangled Banner. I confess
that I am a true American patriot,
someone who takes the meaning
of the Fourth of July quite
seriously. I am blessed to be a
Jew, but I am also blessed to have
been born an American. I am a
Diaspora Jew precisely because I
love America. I prefer to express
my religious Jewish spirit within
my American nationalism. These
two aspects of my personality
complement one another so well
that I rarely worry about their in
termeshing relationship.
Certainly a minor incident bet-
ween the Jewish state and the
United States concerning infor-
mation gathering would not be
enough to put my internal sym-
biotic relationship between
religion and nationalism to test.
Overtures Urged
Wiesel, author of widely acclaim-
ed books on the Holocaust. Soviet
Jewry, and Chasidic lore, has call-
ed upon the Synagogue Council of
America (SCA) to "reach out and
make overtures" to Islam and
Buddhism toward initiating a
dialogue with these faiths.
(This is a second in the series on
"Creation and Counting Years of
the World." The first part dealt
with when creation of the world
took place, fixing the year at S761
BCE. This portion deals with the
creation of Adam and with
methods of counting the years in
Jewish literature.)
From the Supreme One we have
it that Creation was in six days,
with the seventh day, Saturday, a
day of rest; and that Adam was
created on the sixth day. We also
have it from good sources that
Adam was created on Friday at 8
a.m. Another source tells us that
Adam was created on Friday bet-
ween 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.
In the first of these sources, rab-
binic scholars associate the
Hebrew word VaYeD (the letters
Vav, Yud-Daled) with Adam's
creation. A report in the Talmud
(Sanhedrin. 38b) tells us the day
consists of lg hours. The rabbis
divided the day, from morning to
evening, into 12 hours, and
associated VaYeD with the crea-
tion of Adam at 8 a.m. The
Hebrew letters of VaYeD in
Gematriya spell out six and 14
six days (Vav) and 14 hours (Yud-
Daled). (Gematriya is the numeric
value of the letter.) This was the
time of Adam's creation: on the
sixth day, at the fourteenth hour
after Thursday's 6 p.m. which was
the zero hour for Friday (see last
week's article).
The second source is the oldest
and most authentic of Jewish
chronology "Seder (Ham Rob-
ba" edited by Rabbi Yossi Ben
Halafta. This is mentioned in the
Talmud (Nidah. 46b), detailing
Adam's creation as follows: Dur-
ing the first morning hour (6
a.m.), Adam's dust was gathered.
In the next hour (7 a.m.) it was
kneaded into a shapeless mass. In
the third hour (8 a.m.) his organs
and limbs were shaped. During
the next hour (9 a.m.) his soul was
fused in him. At 10 a.m. he rose
and stood on his feet.
Adam was created on the first
day of Tishrei (first month) of the
year 3760. BCE. It was the year
following that in which the world
was created. (As explained in the
last article, the five days
preceding Adam's creation were
the last five days of Elul, or the
last month, in the previous year.)
Thus, Adam's first day of life was
on Rosh Hashana, on Friday.
Since the fixed calendar came into
being, around 450 CE, Rosh
Hashana can no longer occur on
Friday or, for that matter, on
Sunday or Wednesday (this was
explained in a previous article'
printed in The Jewish Floridian in
August). Previously, Rosh
Hashana could be on any day. v
The structure of our Hdbrew
calendar counts the ydsjrs of the
world from Creation. The year
3761 BCE (Creation of the
World); the year 3760 BCE (Crea-
tion of Adam); and the year 8759
(Adam being one year old) have all
been used indiscsiminately as the
base for countisg- the years of
history, from Creation. This has
led to some misunderstanding or
confusion, of biblical dates on
nscord. A case in point is the date
of the destruction of the Second
Temple, which has variously been
cited as 68 CE, 69 CE and 70 CE.
Both the Talmud, and "Seder
Olam Zuta" (A later chronology,
which uses the "Seder Olam Rath
ba" as a source) fixed the year of
the Temple's destruction as 3828.
The year 3828 is not in question -
it is the interpretation of this date,
and the corresponding Gregorian
calendar year, which have been
Until recently, the general
belief was that 3828 coneapoadad
to 68 CE, erring by two years.
Destruction of the Temple was
fixed in the year 70 CE Rashi
(one of the foremost scholars ever
a most prolific commentary on
the entire Bible and Talmud) put
the Destruction in the year 68 CE
The Sherina Gaon and others plac-
ed it in the year 69 CE. Rambam
(Maimonides) and other scholars
placed it correctly, in the year 70
The underlying cause for
discrepancy is in the different
ways of counting the years of the
world since Creation. Each of the
methods counts the years of an
event using a different epoch as its
basis. In the scriptures, it is com-
mon to find the years counted
from the time of a significant
event, such as the Exodus. A
count of the years from Creation
may produce an error of one or
two years, depending on the base
used for reference.
Thus, there are three methods
for counting the years, using
Creation as the epoch; depending
on the method used, one might ar-
rive at either 68 CE, or 69 CE or
70 CE as the date on which the Se-
cond Temple was destroyed.
There are three different ways
of "counting" the era of Creation,
which are used in the Talmud.
These are mentioned in the com-
mentary on Maimonides. The
first, called AMI (for Anno Mon-
dial), has the year beginning in
Tishrei of the year in which the
world was created even though
the world was created in the last
five days of that year. In fact, it
refers to that year with the
literary name of BaHRaD
(Hebrew letters Bet, Heh. Resh
Daled; in Gematriya, 2;5;204)
which is a way of referring to the
moment in which the year began.
Bahrad is the epoch used to deter-
mine the moment in which all new
months begin to eternity, (see
The second method, AM-II, has
as its first year the year in wich
Adam was created, in 3670 BCE.
Add to Bahrad, or the moment of
the start of the year in AMI, the
length of a lunar year, and you ar-
rive at VaYeD the
"Gematriya" acronym for the mo-
ment in which the year of AM-II
began. Adam was created when
the AM-4I year began; it is also
identified as the second year
The third method, AM III iden-
tifies the year when Adam was
one year old, which begins in 3759
BCE. All years to AM III count
the completed years of Adam's
life. Add a full lunar year to AM-II
and arrive at the moment when
AM-III begins. This is the moment
whe the SECOND year AM-II
begins, and is also the same mo-
ment when the THIRD year AMI
begins. Accordingly, Adam was
one year old in the first year AM-
III; he was one year old in the se-
cond year AM-II; and in the
THIRD year AMI. It is the u
year of the recorded event -
difference is in its number,
the different bases used.
It is important to recogniie |
associate any recorded,
dates with the appropriate
number. Once that is achieved"!
is simple to transfer from
Hebrew recorded year to
"dvil" Gregorian calendar,
determine the Gregorian caien
year, subtract the number l_
ed to that base namely 3761
AMI; 3760 to AM-II; and 37591
AM-III. For example, the State<
Israel was established in 570
(AMI), 5707 (AM-II). or 570
(AM-III). Subtracting the
propriate figure gives, in i
case, the year 1947/48. (Note!)
One of the most importaB(|
books on Jewish chronology
"Sefer Ha'Ibbur" by Abraham,
Bar-Hiyya, who lived in Spain;
the year 1,100 CE. He was
astronomer, mathematician
philosopher. He-states that hei
all Western Jews use AMI f
counting the years, while EastenJ
Jews, including Sa'adya G
count to AM-II. After the ye
250 CE all counting of the ye
changed from AM-III to AM-Ianfl
AM-II, and sooner or later AMID
was entirely forgotten. At pn
sent, AM-I is used by all. Rambaml
(Maimonides), in one of his]
responsa, states that he always!
figures to Bahrad, using AMI.
(To be continued)
Note 1: In the previous arttdel
reference was made to fiaAr*i,|
arid to the molad. zero hour, and[
Note 2: Also, in the previous ar-l
tide, it was explained that depes-l
ding on whether an event toM
place between Rosh Hashana anil
December 31, or between the %a\
day January 1 and
following Rosh Hashana. while brt
ing in the same year counted frml
Creation, it could be in two ytam
of the Gregorian calendar. Heiut,^
the year in question for
establishment of Israel uvuldbtiii
1H7IU8; since the event took pl in Iyar (May), it would art*
have been in 19i8.
Note 3: To further help elmi*
confusion, the reader sh
realize that the Gregorian
dar, and the Julian ca
which preceded it, did not exist j
biblical times. There were no r
things as the now commonly
"civd" calendar, and the counM
of the years was done based strvt-\
ly on the type of calculate
described in this series.
Note i: The terms BCE and CEl
are used in place of the Cknstml
established BC and AD, ***
have religious connotation, fit* I
stands for- "Before Ckrutu[

Friday, December 13, 1986^e Jewiah Fldri^an of Seutf^ Gmmty Page 5
An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation

[Amatu directs the Kings Point Players.
Sunday, Dec. 1 the Prime
m Committee of the Levis
^presented "The Little Show"
formed ly the Kings Point
duced and directed by Sam
o, the "Little Show" packed
|JCC auditorium to capacity.
90-minute production of
, skits, medley and nostalgia
with a sing-along of old
rites by Izzy Siegel. The even-
I culminated with a hilarious
i Little Show was full of fun,
hter, great costumes, and a
[ talent. The JCC would like
Sam Amato, Izzy Siegel,
I Posner, and the musicians
|actors that made the "Littel
a huge success.
OR SINGLES 20-1,0 .
uy. Dec. 19, 5:30-8 p.m.:
fj Hour at the Wildflower,
East Palmetto Park Road.
ch and mingle with the
ble Singles of South County.
nbers: No charge/non-
>ber> $3. Please present
kbership card in order to
iiber rates.
(idee, Dec. 22, noon:
&B Hay at the JCC Swim
Brawi:. Lunch for Belly, and
rent events for Brain
provide a variety of
pher) tongue, roast beef,
h, corned beef "sandwiches
and all the trimmings, if you
RSVP by Dec. 20, 395-5546.
Members: $4.50/non-members:
$6.50. Please present membership
card in order to receive member
FOR SINGLES 20-1,0 and 1,0-60
. Wednesday, Dee. 18, 7:30 p.m.:
Community Interfaith Pro-
gram for Soviet Jewry and
Human Rights at our JCC. Sister
Gloria Coleman, chairperson of
the Philadelphia Task Force on
Soviet Jewry will speak. Let's
show our concern and support of
humanitarian issues!
- V /
Musical Directors Milton Sobel
and Betty Liles created the
wonderful music while accom-
panying the Players.
Dec. SI
New Year's Ere. Spend a fun-
filled New Year's Eve with us!
We're cruising on the Jungle
Queen, from Bahia Mar, promptly
at 7 p.m. Please board at 6:30 p.m.
we land at a tropical isle for a
delicious diner of barbecue
chicken, ribs, and all the trimm-
ings. Alcoholic beverages are
available on a Cash Bar basis.
After a marvelous vaudeville
revue, we'll "sing along" home,
docking at 11 p.m. $17.80 includes
tip and tax. Please RSVP by Dec.
24, with cash or check, payable to
iO-60 Tuesday, Dec. 17. 5:30-8
Happy Hour at Center Court
Restaurant at Laver's (off Linton
Blvd., 1 mile East of 1-95, Delray
Beach). Let's "converge for con-
viviality" with old friends and
the Athenium, 7146 Beracasa
Way (Powerline and Palmetto
Roads), a Greek restaurant with
scrumptious food, Greek dancing
and an authentic "belly" dancer.
Dinner menu ranges from
$10-$18, including entertainment.
RSVP by Dec. 20, 395-5546,
1,0-60 Sunday, Dec. 29, 6-9
We're combining two of our
most popular activities at Burt's
Clubhouse Kosher dinner provid-
ed and cards and games, in-
cluding any you wish to bring.
RSVP by Dec. 27, 395-5546.
Member: $5/non/members: $8.
Please present membership card
in order to receive member rates!
1,0-90 Thursday. Dee. 26, 7:30
Cult ore-Vul tare Event. Join
us for Wine and Cheese and a
"Touch of the Classics." Classical
and ethnic records will be played
for our listening pleasure in
Claire's home. RSVP directions.
Smoking outside only.
Members: $1 /non-members: $2.
Please present membership card
in order to receive member rates!
There are still a few openings
in the following classes:
Monday and Wednesday
9:30 a.m.-noon
9:30 a.m.-noon
Please contact
Karen Albert,
Early Childhood
For further information

Give West Bank Autonomy
Izzy Siegel conducted the "Lit-
tle Show" Band.
meet new ones for future fun and
Members: No charge/non-
members: $3. Please tip! Please
present membership card in order
to receive member rates!
1,0-60 Saturday, Dec. 21. 7
Tonight, we're going ethnic at
Coatiaaed from Page t
the past five years he has "con-
sistently advocated certain
policies which formed cor-
nerstones of Dayan's thinking.''
He said: "In 1980 Dayan
presented his motion on unilateral
implementation of autonomy for
the West Bank Arabs in the
Knesset plenum. I am proud of the
fact that I was the sole Likue MK
to vote with Dayan."
. After the vote, Olmert
notes,'former Prime Mmister
Menachem Begin summoned me
to him. He looked upset. But he
said to me in fatherly tones:
'Ehud, my son, you must enter-
tain deep feelings towards
Dayan.' I replied to Begin: That
is so, but I support Dayan's thesis
because I believe it the only way
to realize Camp David.' "
Olmert reflects that it had
always been extremely hard for
Begin to accept that a close
ideological associate could prefer
snrnebody else's position to his
own. unless he had extraneous
Olmert says: "It took Begin 30
or 40 years to concede that his
associates had the right to differ
from him on substantive
ideological grounds. But in the
end Begin, too, came round to
realize that, and therein lies his
The writer is a member of The
Jerusalem Post editorial staff.
The above has been reprinted
with the permission of The
Jerusalem Post.
Jobless Mothers
Survey in Texas
A study to locate unmarried,
jobless Jewish mothers in San An-
tonii. is bang conducted by the
.lewish Family Service.
tmag into or getting back in-
to the job market can seem to be
an insurmountable obstacle for
single moms," Ruth Fagan, JFS
diector of professional services,
told the Jewish Journal.
Welcome Recently Added New Members of The JCC (As of 11-26-85)
I) M Jeffrey Siegel
Helen Axler
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Daniel Berber
M M Henry Paper
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M M Jeff Shumate
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t'yaore Melon C
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Mra. Helen Stiller
MM Jcffrcv Levin*
S*vi Schneider***
M/M Bernard Stan*
Michael Teitelba.m
( lara Hoffnxant
Dr. Mortimer Abraahkia
Deana Abraahkln
M/M Max Alperin
M/M Sydney A. Altman
M/M Jam*. B. Bacr
M/M Elbert Bagma
M/M Gcraoa Bernitein
M/M Harold Biahma
M/M Edward Bobick
M/M Joaeph Bowman
*M/M Henry Brenner
D/M Iarael Bruk
D/M Milton Brumer
C/M Robert Byrne.
D/M Larry Charm*
D/M Mel Cbmu
Mra. EtU Dona
M/M William Doninger
*D/M Karl Eaorlberg
M/M LoaUr Entin
M/M Sol Pier
D/M Robert Fiahmaa
M/M Martin Kreedman
Mra. Florence Falter
M/M Herbert Gimetatob
MM Martin (Rodman
M/M BUvon Gordoa
D/M Joaathan Groan*
Mra. Panl Greea*
M/M Merwin Graabtrg
*M/M Barry Haiperin
M/M Mai Halpert
MM Donald Heindel
D/M Hvman Hcndlcr
MM Herman Herat. Jr
M/M Sidne. HikUbraad
M/M Baddy Himbcr
M/M Robert Jadelaoa
M/M Arnold Kagan
Dr. I rv aad Dalia Kalai
*M/M Peter Kamm.
M/M Bernard Kamiaakv
M/M Shep Kaafman
M/M David Kend
M/M Edwin Kraaae
M/M (iarv Lebbln
M/M Williaa.
M/M Abaer Levin*
Mm Richard D. Uvy
DM Steven Litiuoky
D/M Daniel Man
M/M Jooepk Marcma
M/M Stanley
M/M Robort
IVMgeaH. Niwiii
M/M Lawrence PaWy
M/M Maxwell Pamnrman
M M DoaaJd Peioee
M/M Boajamia Proaaner
M/M Donald Rich
M/M Richard Romanoff
M/M Harold Roam*
M/M Allan Koaenborg
Dr. Roaald Rahi*
M/M Ira Kairaoha
M/M Rov Saraooba
M/M Bernard Schachmaa
Mra. Boroatce Scaaakormaa
MM Sidaey Schorr
M/M Mel Sehwartx
Ma. Gortrad* Sreman
M/M Maaay Soidemaa
M/M Richard Siamen*
M/M Saaford Simoa
M/M Saal Sloaaberg
MM Harvey Solar
M/M Eugene B. Squire.
M/M David Stein
M/M Norman Stone
M/M Doaald Strochak
Temple Both El
M'M Marvi. WaMman
M/M Mayor Woiaahaah
M M Looaard Woioeaborg
Mra. Edith WotcMor
M/MFraah Whiu
M/M Aadrew Whitehill
M M Philip Ziaman
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M/M Miltoa Davia
M/M Erie Dockiager
Mr Eraeat GoldMam
Mr. Jam*. Nobil
Ma. AaiU Peaxer
M/M Saal Wei
M/M Hoary Whitek
M/M Philip I
Jennie Kovner
M/M Donald Neafeld
D/M Paal Diamond
EtU Reich
Felix Hem.
Mra. Beatrice Raanjiaa
Ma. Anita Peaacr
Mr. Eraeat Golblum
M/M Reuben Bonnett
Mr.. Lillian Schocnberg
Mra. Rao* T. Woiaatcia
Mra. Sylvia M. Herman
Mra. Claire S. Fraakel
Margaret B. Serafin
M/M Sheldon Jon tiff
Eater Sherman
M/M Mever Monchick
Boalah Cooky
Harry Friedman
Ma. Lucille Jerome
Ma. Karon Yolmaa
Ma. Ana Boraard
M/M Philip Klein
M/M Irviag Jaret
MM Martin Bedick
Shirley S. Marhowitx
Mra. Evoiya M. Blaafeld
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 13, 1986
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Saul Anton
for enlisting captains and con-
tributors. He is confident the
Palm Greens will exceed last
years contributions. Anton said
there were several positions still
available for his captains' list. He
and Karpen welcome volunteers
to head this year's drive.
Anton and Karpen are active
members of the Jewish communi-
ty. Anton, a retired Pennsylvania
optometrist, was chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal in Pott-
sville, Pa., before he relocated to
Florida. As a member of Temple
Sinai and a former member of
ZOA and B'nai B'rith, Anton has
undeniably contributed his fair
Karpen, a retired furniture
manufacturer from Forest Hills,
New York, is a keystone of the
Palm Greens drive. No stranger
toihe Jewish community. Karpen
is an active participant of Temple
Ben Karpen
Palm Greens Launches '86 Campaign
Ben Karpen and Dr. Saul Anton
have joined forces again to co-
chair the 1986 Federation/UJA
Campaign for Sections I and II of
Palm Greens in Delray. The two
Chairmen recently mailed a stirr-
ing letter to residents, inviting
them to join the "Into The 21st
Century One Dream, One Peo-
ple, One Destiny" South County
Section I chairman Ben Karpen
hopes to surpass last year's con-
tributions by at least 30 percent.
He is optimistic residents will join
the PG Federation/UJA team and
is actively seeking more Section I
court captains.
As an active member of the
Jewish community, Karpen has
enlisted the aid of "captains"
from the various Palm Greens
courts. These captains work with
the chairmen to generate interest
and funds for the Federation.
Many of these captains were in-
volved in last year's campaign and
have helped to enlist the support
of new captains.
Some of these are:
Sidney Atkin
Morris Morris
(SCJF board member)
Ted Fagin
Alvin Chase
Jack Wurtxel
Leon Levine
Micheal Schwartz
Norman Friedman
Dr- Morris Tear
Dr. Henry Sherwood
Saul Goldberg
George Helman
Dr. Saul Anton, Section II chair-
man, shares Karpen's optimism
Al 08trick, (left.), and Family Division chairman, Bent
Bwtsia, (center), with Benjamin Bernold, Bob Barnett andL
Desnick, three of the Orioles' Village chairmen remvxng the I
Village of Orioles Holds Awards N
Emeth, where he is a board
member. He has dedicated his life
to the Jewish cause, fighting Anti-
Semitism as an active leader in
New York's Jewish Identity
Center. He also served as vice
president of the Men's Club at the
United Nations Synagogue.
"Our people need your help
desparately." the chairmen plead
ed in their letter to the residents.
Don't turn your back on them.
Help by joining as workers and
court captains, and be part of our
PG Federation/UJA team. Call us
now with your generous response.
"We can make the dream hap-
pen for ourselves, our children
and the Jewish people."
To join the Palm Greens team,
call Ben Karpen at 498-1567 or
Dr. Saul Anton at 498-1729. All
efforts and donations
Deckinger Chairs
Woodfield Hunt for 3rd Year
Ere Deckinger, vice president
of the South County Jewish
Federation, has agreed to chair
the campaign in his area of Wood-
field Hunt Club, it was announced
this week by Jim Nobil, chairman
of the Men's Division.
Eric, chief executive of the
Leonard L. Farber corporation, is
a native of New York and grew up
in New Jersey. He moved to
Florida in 1970. A graduate of the
University of Pittsburgh. Eric has
been with the Leonard Farber Co.
since 1968. He became vice presi-
dent and general-manager in
1973, and was named executive
vice president in 1976. He has
Eric W. Deckinger
This Year's "Dinner-Dance"
will be a
at the
Boca Raton Hotel & Club
Sat. Eve., March 8,1986

played a major role in the develop-
ment of some of the best known
shopping centers, such as the
Galleria in Fort Lauderdale and
the Charlottesville Fashion
Deckinger has been Florida
State Director of the Interna-
tional Council of Shopping
Centers, and has served on
several blue-ribbon committees of
that council.
He also serves as member of the
executive committee of the South
County Jewish Community Foun-
dation, and heads the Foundations
Investment Committee.
His chief aim in building up the
campaign in Woodfield Hunt
Club, according to Deckinger, will
be to make people there aware of
the Community Theme, and to br-
ing as many of thenias possible to
the year's Grand Ball (Dinner-
Dance, for contributors of $1,250
or more). Since the Dance this
year will be a climactic way of fit-
ting the campaign into the Com-
munity Theme (with the theme of
the Grand Ball being "An evening
in Jerusalem,") Eric feels that any
members of the Woodfield Hunt
Club who.will be there will form a
permanent commitment to (tie
campaign as well as to the
This will be Eric Deckingers
third year as chairman for the
campaign in his
The Villages of Orioles Awards
Night was a "sell-out" event on
Thursday evening, Nov. 21. Over
130 guests gathered at Temple
Anshei Shalom in Delray Beach to
honor the outstanding cam-
paigners. Al Ostrick, chairman of
the Villages of Orioles and co-
chairman of the Family Division,
hosted the evening's festivities.
Ed Dorfman. president of Tem-
ple Anshei Shalom, acted as the
resident host.
After the invocation by Rabbi
Joseph Pollack, It Siegel led in the
singing of the American and
Israeli anthems.
Al presented plaques to Bob
Barnett. Benjamin Bernold,
Baron Desnick and Treasurer
Maye Gould for their outstanding
fundraising efforts. Under the
direction of Chairman Al Ostrick,
the campaign in Oriole Villages
has grown from its original $3,000
to $60,000!
Family Division Chairman Ben
jamin Bussin warmly thanked Al
for his unflagging support, as he
presented him with a special com-
memorative plaque.
Federation President Marianne
Bobick, guest speaker fa
evening, expressed the Fd
tion's deep gratitude
Oriole's group. She
their efforts and progrea,f
the volunteers who wi
of their time and spirit!
the value of their contrib
funding programs here
Marianne discussed
mission to Israel, illu
Federation efforts have]
tributed to the growth |
development of the Jewiih l
She also discussed her i
to Washington, D.C.,
represented South County i
General Assembly of the r
of Jewish Federations.
Following the evening's |
tations, refreshments
ed, compliments of Oscar I
Unfortunately, Associate I
man, Dr. Ed. Kingsley. I
attend, as he underwent i
Also missed, was Deborah I
whose brother passed
Although their presence 1
ly missed, the evening
enormous success, thanks I
"sell-out" efforts of the
of Orioles and their ill
Rappaport Chairs
Hamlet Campaign
Seymour Rappaport will return
to chair the Federation/UJA Cam-
paign in Hamlet, Delray Beach,
for the third consecutive year, it
was announced by Jim Nobil.
chairman of the Men's Division.
Seymour, and his wife Dollsey,
have established a long record of
community involvement and
philanthropy both here and in
their northern community in Long
Island. Among their noted ac-
complishments are being founders
of the College of Medicine at
Yeshiva University, the Long
Island Jewish Hospital, and
cancer research atthe Sylvia
Chanin Institute, as well as a pre-
kindergarten in Ashkelon, Israel.
Seymour is a trustee at the
Atlantic Beach Jewish Center,
and has donated a Hebrew school
classroom there. He has also given
rooms to the Cardiac Pavillion in
the Long Island Jewish Hospital
and to the Hadasaah Hospital on
Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. He
has been active in UJA cam-
paigns, and was honored by the
Baking Industry division, and the
State of Israel Bonds
Seymour Rappaport
With Seymour as <
year's csmpaign in
SSed the $300,000
year, he feels, the
growth *!*&
Community ThemeJJJ
Century One Dresrj"
pie. One DesUny.
campaign to gr
SSfTbehalf of **
local needs.

Friday, December 13, 1986rThe Jewish Floridian of South County__Page?.
Students to Begin Campus Campaign
Preparations for the Federa
j/UJA campaign in South
jprida's college campuses began
t the National Student Leader
ijp Training Conference, in
Kshington. D.C.. in November.
At this weekend, sponsored by
the University Programs Depart-
ment of the UJA. workshops were
conducted on calendar planning,
publicity and promotion, solicits
tion training, outreach techni-
ques, and special events.
The conference was especially
helpful to Mark Rubens, Florida
Atlantic University campaign
chairman. "The group clicked. We
worked well together and
motivated each other. Organizing
Jewish Militants Patrol Boro Park
iMordechai Levy, head of the
[Jewish Defense Organiza-
(tion (JDO) which he
rites as "more mili-
hant" than the Jewish
[Defense League (JDL), is
[organizing night patrols to
'"teach a lesson" to vandals
Ithat "Jews won't be pushed
Levy, 24, a journalism major at
iHunter College, said that this was
[in response to the recent window-
mashing of Jewish-owned shops
hi Boro Park and the Midwood
tion of Flatbush, Brooklyn
aghborhoods heavily populated
Orthodox Jews. He said the
s, on foot and in cars, would
! armed with "legal but deadly"
leapons. Asked what such
ons were, he mentioned
["chains and baseball bats."
But New York State
emblyman Dov Hikind, who
ents the districts, strongly
s the JDO's plans. He said
' was absolutely no need for
presence in the affected
king advantage" of s situation
[concern to the community and
their tactics would only
fear, especially among
fiy Jews, that conditions are
i than they are.
Hikind confirmed that he spoke
Levy last week, trying to
suade him, but without success.
He dismissed as "baloney" Levy's
u;~n that the very presence of his
ols would bring more police
nto the streets where Jewish pro-
" is threatened.
Hikind said the police are doing
jn 'excellent" job. Nevertheless,
here have been no arrests and ap-
enUy no clues so far to the per-
ons responsible for heaving
vy rocks through the windows
F 13 Jewish-owned shops in Boro
Fark during the early hours of
Mturday, Nov. 9, and again, on
Saturday morning, Nov. 23.
""lashing the windows of five
ops in Boro Park and three on
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^ of h^bto0cd protein
"the end* plant kingdom
(almost hi^ M es, but
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PS^S-ve as a deictous side
w Also popular aa a hot
breakfast cereal.
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^ Wrkett Mills
P*n" Yn. NY 14527
Avenue J, the main shopping
center of Midwood.
HIKIND HAS asked the FBI to
help local police track down the
vandals but the federal agency
must determine there was a civil
rights violation before it can enter
the case.
New York City is offering a
$10,000 reward for information
leading to the arrest and convic-
tion of the perpetrators. The
Jewish Community Relstions
Council of New York has offered s
$5,000 reward.
Levy said the JDO opened
"headquarters" in Boro Park with
a "mass rally" and already has
"over a hundred volunteers" for
the patrols. He said they ranged
from teen-agers and college
students to older adults, including
women. But the JDO accepts only
males, he said "for protection
He said the patrols would cover
Boro Park, Flatbush and
"anywhere else" that Jews or
Jewish property are threatened.
He suggested the police should be
"glad of the help."
LEVY DID not say his patrols
would summon the police if they
caught anyone in s destructive
act. He stressed "teaching a
lesson." He claimed that 10 JDO
members gave a lesson "in Jewish
justice" to six teen-age vandals
they found desecrating
Washington Cemetery, a Jewish
cemetery on the borderline bet-
ween Boro Park and Midwood on
October 31, the night of Hailo-
ween. Asked what constituted
"Jewish justice," he said "beating
up and worse."
our own campaigns can be very
demanding. There was a tremen-
dous feeling of mutual support
and commitment from the beginn-
ing, and together we developed a
lot of exciting new ideas for our
own schools, said Mark."
Two weeks later a workshop on
campaign organizing was con-
ducted for local student leaders at
the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
at the University of Miami. It was
sponsored by Hillel Jewish Stu-
dent Centers of Greater Miami,
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
ties. Rabbi Steven Abrams, direc-
tor of planning at the Jewish
Federation of South Broward,
discussed the function of Federa-
tion in meeting community needs
and emphasized the importance of
student participation in that
Wendy Glass, chairman of the
Broward Community College
campaign, explained how her cam-
paign wifl affect students. "It
teaches us about our responsibili-
ty to help others by giving of
ourselves. Our major purpose is to
tell students, and everyone we can
reach, about the needs of other
Jews and to show them how to
make a difference by working
together with us."
Several of the chairpersons will
participate in a mission to Israel
from Dec. 24 to Jan. 8. Planned by
UJA for national student cam-
paign leadership, the mission is
the final program to be held
before the campaigns begin.
Equipped with bask organiza-
tional skills and a working
knowledge of Jewish community
needs and services, the student
leaders agree that the campus
campaign should educate and ac-
tivate students. According to An-
nie Malka, University of Miami
Law School campaign chair and a
former undergraduate campaign
leader, "my job is to get the law
students to care. Graduate
students," she feels, "should view
this as an aspect of their educa-
tion, a way to express their Jewish
identification by joining in a com-
munal activity and becoming a
part of that community."
Jewish students have conducted
campus campaigns for several
years, dating back to the after
math of the Six-Day War. Locally
the student campaign was in
itiated by Hillel at the University
of Miami during the late 1970's
Campaigns are now being con
ducted at Florida Atlantic Univer
sity. the University of Miami,
Florida International University
Miami-Dade Community College
Barry University, Southeastern
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Broward Community College
University of Florida and Florida
State University.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Israel Bonds
Kronheims to be Honored By Century Village
To meet and speak with Lillian
and Leon Kronheim is a pleasure
and a privilege. They envelope
you with gentle voices and exude
warmth and love. Then, to hear
about their community activties
and involvement, you know you
have met very special people.
Having moved to Boca Raton
recently, they bring with them
many accomplishments. In 1977
they were honored in Miami by
Bonds at which time they received
the Israel Solidarity Award in
recognition of their devotion to
the Bond campaign. In addition,
they are active in the JNF.
American Friends of Hebrew
University, Tel Aviv University,
and the Israel Defense Forces.
They are life members of Tech-
Lillian and Leon Kronheim
nion, Brandeis, Hadassah,
Histadrut, Mizrachi. American
Higher-Yeald IVRI's ($2,000)
Can Be Used for IRA's
Cancer Society, Temple Beth
Shalom, and Women's League of
Israel. (They organized the local
chapter.) And, if that is not
enough, they are involved with
South County Jewish Federation
United Way and City of Hope.
Margit Rubnitz. chair, announc-
ing the unanimous selection of the
Kronheims as honorees, was
pleased that Century Village can
honor such special people. "Devo-
tion to charitable activities does
not keep the Kronheims from be-
ing involved with and caring about
their neighbors," said Rubnitz.
A beautiful luncheon will be held
on Jan. 12, 1986, at the Ad-
ministration Building. The au-
dience will be addressed by Marc
Berkowitz, a survivor of
Mengele's experiments. Reserva-
tions are now being accepted. For
additional information, contact
the Bond Office at 368-9221.
Chef For All Seasons]
My mother has a saying "I'm
a plain cook." Since she is a pretty
woman it can't be referring to her
appearance! Growing up in a
Jewish household in London, I
have memories of wonderful
meals plaice (fish) perfectly
fried; chopped fish (gefilte);
marvelous chopped herring and
chopped liver; no Cuisinarts in
those days, all chopped by hand.
The following is a dish my mother
often serves to company, and I am
sure it can be said that it is
definitely not in the 'plain'
2. Carefully transfer salmon |
a bowl or platter, add the le
juice, vinegar, pickling
bayleaf and peppercorns t,
fish stock.
3. Bring to a boil and cook I
minutes. Pour over the fish
chill 24 hours before serving.
Marinated Salmon
6 slices salmon
3 onion, sliced
3 cups water
2 Tsps. salt
Vi cup lemon juice
*h cup white wine vinegar
1 Tsp. pickling spice
1 bayleaf
XU Tsp. whole peppercorns
1. Combine the salmon, onions,
water and salt in a deep skillet.
Bring to a boil and cook over low
heat. 25 minutes.
Friends of Israel who have In-
dividaul Retirement Accounts
(IRA'8) can now make a purchase
of $2,000 of the Individual
Variable Rate Issue (IVRI) of
State of Israel Bonds for their
IRA's. Eugene B. Squires has an-
nounced. The IVRI Bond is cur-
rently yielding 7% percent
Stating that some 37 million
Americans place a minimum of
$2,000 each year in IRA accounts,
Squires added: "All of Israel's
friends now have an opportunity
to strengthen its economy, receive
an attractive return, and enjoy
the savings and tax benefits of an
IRA with an investment of $2,000
or more in an IVRI Bond. With
such an investment, everyone is a
winner the investor and the
people of Israel."
The IVRI Bond's annual in-
terest rate is a minimum of r> per-
pereMri of ti
6 percent of the averagi
tl i rates quoted bj
1 Hank of America
th.- First National Hank of
April 1 and October
1. The Bond matures ten yean
from datfl of issue
I.ike all Israel Bonds, the IVRI
Bond is i dired and unconditional
obligation ,,f the State of land
which pledge Israel's full faith and
credit for payment of principal
and interest.
The Israel Bond Organization
has iftpbilized close to $7.5 billion
since its inception in 1951 to help
build every aspect of Israel's
economy. $4 billion has been repaid by the
Israel Government to holders of
matured bonds. Anyone requiring
additional inforation should call
the Bond office at 368-9221.
Temple Emeth Plans
Exciting Events
No congregation in the communi-
ty has* been more devoted tot he
Israel Bonds campaign than Tem-
ple Kmeth of Delray. In addition
to an annual High Holiday Appeal,
they plan an evening function at
which a congregational bond is
purchased. This year is no
On Jan. 26, 1986 the con-
gregants will gather to honor
Harold Kay for all he has done for
the Temple and for Israel Bonds.
Harold is the "in-house" expert
on bonds and has single-handedly
educated so many people about
these loans to Israel. Leona
Eisenstein will be honored by the
Sisterhood and Sol Laakhis bv the
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Friday, December 13, 1986/The Jewish Floridfrn of South County___Pge>.

ewards of Terror
PLO is big business. The
.ist organization is worth
[ $6 billion, according to con-
tive estimates, with holdings
I estate, banks, hotels, fac-
an airline, farms and plan-
j in many parts of the world.
as such, the PLO is the
l's richest "national libera-
novement," according to an
in the recent issue of the
[German weekly Der Spiegel.
article likens PLO chief
Arafat to the chairman of
id of a vast financial em-
travels around in a
any-owned executive jet.
e, contributions by the Arab
have l>een slowing down
lie PLO'a fortunes have been
in recent years, writes
egel. "Hut not to worry, in
neantime the organization
ive comfortably on its
Arab defeat with the
lion of the Lebanon war
ht the PLO increased in-
land money. Following the
of the Camp David Ac-
he Arab leaders decided to
he PLO $800 million a year
he following 10 years.
1 funds are managed by the
pjiian National Fund, which
em-.11 by the executive of
). But the man with the
rord in all financial matters
er Arafat himself.
expects the following
butiona this year: Saudi
i, $85.7 million; Kuwait and
$47.1 million each; Iraq,
million; United Arab
ftes. $34.3 million; Algeria,
million; and Qatar, $19.8
Palestinians living under Israeli
administration collects another
$70 million a year.
So far only the Saudis have paid
up on time. All the others have to
be constantly badgered to hand,
over at least part of their promis-
ed contribution. Libya is a par-
ticularly slow payer.
Thus, Arafat's second-in-
command, Abu Iyad, complains:
"Qadaffi has squandered more
money in Uganda and Chad than
he can spare for his Palestinian
In the field, so to speak,
Bethlehem Mayor Elias Freij is
reported to clamor for higher
PLO support payments. "Other-
wise," he complains, "we have to
go cap in hand to the occupying
power." Much as the PLO may ex-
aggerate when it comes to its
political and military potential, it
consistently plays down its finan-
cial and economic power.
The contributions from Arab na-
tional treasuries, however, ac-
count for only part of the PLO in-
come. Another source is the 3-6
percent of earnings which every
Palestinian abroad is supposed to
contribute. This voluntary PLO
tax amounts to especially large
sums in Kuwait, where Palesti-
nians constitute about one-
quarter of the population.
The largest part of the PLO for-
tune is managed by the Arab Bank
in Jordan. The bank, quite
naturally, is controlled by the
PLO itself. It has 20 branches
abroad, including the U.S., and
enjoys an excellent reputation
professionally. The PLO bank has
been known to help tide King Hus-
sein over the occasional financial
rial fund reserved for the crisis.
The PLO is also very adroit in
investing its funds, often with
American and European financial
institutions. And of course, there
are also accounts in Swiss banks.
Ironically, though, it is
sometimes Jewish financial ex-
perts who, in the course of their
professional duties apply their
minds unwittingly to increasing
the yield of these funds, which
often appear under innocuous
In Jordan the economic power
of the PLO is particularly great,
"The PLO controls 70 percent of
the economy," estimates one Jor-
danian banker.
The organization owns textile
factories, orchards and haulage
The Arab Bank for Economic
Development in Africa and the
Arab African Bank especially are
conduits for PLO funds to the
Third World. "They collect hor-
rendous interest," a German
banker stated admiringly. "The
PLO owns so many farms in
Africa that it can supply all the
Arab armies with chicken and
eggs," an Arab diplomat told Der
The PLO shows a market
preference for solid, blue-chip in-
vestments. These include real
estate and shares in business in
the U.S., hotels and office
buildings in capitals around the
Middle East, and a hotel and an
airline in the Maldive Islands.
Until 1982, the PLO did not only
rule Lebanon in a military sense,
but also in an economic sense.
More than 10,000 people were
employed in PLO enterprises,
ranging from furniture and textile
factories to a steel plant and to
food production. All garbage col-
lection in Beirut was in the
organization's hands.
Yet funds for the refugee camps
was always in short supply. For
political reasons, the misery there
had to be kept alive as a constant
j'accuse against Israel.
Otherwise, the PLO is not tight-
fisted towards its men and func-
tionaries. PLO officials often
draw four times the salaries its
host countries are able to pay
their officials.
The PLO also maintains an ex-
cellent health system in many
Arab countries, with their doctors
invariably being the highest-paid.
What Arafat likes to do best
with his money, however, is to buy
new followers and consolidate his
power. That, at least, is what his
political opponents claim.
Many higher-echelon Palesti-
nian leaders are keenly aware of
the modem amenities that money
can buy. These include stylish
suits, luxurious villas and bullet-
proof limousines. Arafat's friends
know how to live.
According to Israeli sources,
Palestine Liberation Front leader
Abu Abbas, a pro-Arafat member
of the PLO executive committee,
draws a salary of $100,000 a
To be a professional PLO
revolutionary is a career that can
lead to wealth although there
are certain risks attached. Thus,
Suheir Muhssin. the commander
of the pro-Syrian Saika group,
was shot and killed by young PLO
fighters in his luxurious mansion
on the French Riviera. According
to Radio Tripoli, "they were
repelled by the stench of his
Wasi Haddad, a veteran of
bomb attacks inside Israel, left his
sister the sum of $140 million
when he died in 1978. That, at
least, is what some of his former
co-fighters say.
Arab insiders are skeptical
about the recent PLO complaints
about a shortage of money.
Rather, they see this as a tactic to
revitalize the generosity of the
organization's Arab supporters.
(c) The Jerusalem Post. Ernie
Meyer is a member of the
Jerusalem Poet staff.
Temple Emeth Plans
Exciting Events
Continued from Page g.
Brotherhood, for their dedicated
service to Bonds and to the
As chairperson, Adeline Kamen
has an exciting evening planned.
Speaking will be Marc Berkowitz,
a survivor of Auschwitz and a vic-
tim of Mengele's experiments. In
addition, he will greet the
honorees and the Shomer Yer-
shalayim ($1,000 and over pur-
chasers) at a private reception
prior to the function.
Rose Medwin, Bonds Chairper-
son for the Temple and coodinator
of the Women's Division Fashion
Show, feels that the committee
has planned an exceptional even-
ing. True-to-form, the con-
gregants will turn out in full force
to support Israel and honor these
special people.
Refreshments will be served
and reservations are rquested.
Happy Chanukah
to the entire Jewish Community

Senator Paula Hawkins
PaW tor by the Florida Victory Committee. The Republican Party of Florida

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 13, 1985
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
The B'not-Mitzvah at Temple Beth Shalom.
Bat Mitzvah at Temple Shalom
On Shabbat Eve. 28 Kislev. Par-
shat Vayeshev. (Dec. 6) at 7:30
p.m.. nine women members of the
Congregation "f Temple Beth
Shalom received their Bat Mitz
vah certificates after concluding
their reading of the Haflorah
selection from the 1'rophet Amos.
The celebration was the
culmination of a year-long
preparation and teaching of
Hebrew reading skills under the
tutelage of Marie Katz and the
training in cantillation by Jack
Rosenthal. both volunteer leaders
of the congregation.
This event was part of a series
of such Bat Mitzvah celebrations
which were instituted two years
go by Reul>en Saltzman. Beth
Shalom's president, and Dr. John
M. Lowe, vice-president and
chairman of the Adult Education
Program Committee.
Local Club*
Organization News
Women's American ORT
Pines of Delray North will spon-
sor a cruise to Mexico aboard the
SS Galileo. Dec. 15-20. The cost is
$389-409 per person double <><
cupancv For information call
272 8817.
Their next mting will be held.
Monday, D Recreation Center. Mil N.K. 1st
Street. Delray. Their program will
feature "showtime" with a
Hanukah celebration Kru-nds and
husbands are invited. For infor-
mation call L'Th 2892
Women's American ORT Boca
Glades Chapter will hold their
next meeting Monday. Dec. 16,
noon at the Recreation ('enter of
Pines of Boca Barwood. 23380
Barwood Lane. Their guest
speaker will be Al Ostrick whose
topic will be Israel Today.
Refreshments will be served. For
information call Lida Fox
Women's American ORT All
Points Chapter will spend an
evening at Pompano Race Track,
Saturday, Dec. 21. The cost is $18
per person which includes dinner,
program and free parking before
6:30 p.m. Call Mona for informa-
tion 499-9267.
Women's League for Israel
Mitzvah Chapter will hold their
next meeting Monday, Dec. 16, 10
a.m. in the Administration bldg..
of Century Village West. They
will have their paid up member
ship luncheon and elephant sale at
this time.
Hadassah Boca Maariv
Chapter of Century Village West
will hold their next meeting,
Wednesday. Dec. 18, 1 p.m. in the
Administration Bldg. National
Hadassah speaker Rae Ginsburg
will Ik- their guest speaker on the
topic "Hadassah/Israel Kducation
Services This will !* a paid up
membership meeting.
Refreshments will be served, and
louti(|ue will be open.
Hadassah Menachem Begin
will hold their Board meeting.
Monday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. at the
Palm Beach Library, Oriole Way,
Pioneer Women Kinneret
Chapter will serve a mini-brunch
at their next meeting, Monday,
Dae. 23 at Palm Greens
Clubhouse. Via Delray. Hanukah
will be celebrated and Sylvia
Snyder, president will give a talk
on the 29th Biennial Convention
Tickets are available for the Burt
Reynolds Theatre and Cham
pagne Brunch, Sunday. Jan. 12 to
see Man of La Mancha. Tickets
are limited. Call 499-5655 or
B'nai B'rith Olympic XI
Lodge will hold a buffet luncheon
meeting, Sunday, Dec. 22, 12:30
p.m. at Boca Del Mar Country
Club. Singer, guitarist Yaacov
Saaai will entertain. Members,
friends, wives and prospective
members are welcome. For fur-
ther information call Ralph Baum
391 7595.
Following the reading of the
Haflorah and the awarding of the
certificates by Sylvia Weiner.
Sisterhood president, the
celebrants were charged by Rabbi
Donald Crain in their new status
of heightened awareness of their
Jewish background and inten-
sification of their dedication to
Jewish religious and communal
causes. After the final hymn of
the evening service, the
celebrants hosted a collation for
their families and friends and
members of the congregation.
The celebrants were: Sonia
Oresky. Edith Berman. Erna
Harcsztark, Rose Stirberg.
Shirley Keltz, Rae Pozensky,
Freda Hummel, Ann Kesten. and
Alice Siegel.
Hanukah will be observed with
the blessing of the Menorah at the
Friday, Dec. 13. 7:15 p.m. service
and Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.
service at the Temple, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray. Dr. Jacques
Torczyner. president of World
Federation of Zionists and inter-
national orator will !* guest
speaker at the Friday evening
Dec. 13 service. A reception will
follow the service.
Temple Sinai Brotherhood will
hold their next meeting, Sunday.
Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. with a special
breakfast. The cost is $1 per per-
son and all are invited. Anna Got-
tlieb from American Israel Public
Affairs Committee will make a
presentation. The brotherhood
will celebrate Hanukah with a
Latkes Party which includes live
entertainment at $4 per person.
Call Charles Moss 499-2167 for
further information.
Temple Sinai Sisterhood will
hold their next meeting, Monday,
Dec. 23, noon at the Temple.
Their guest speaker will be
Ophthalmologist Dr. Kenneth L.
Lipsitt. Refreshments will be
served. Prospective members are
welcome. For information please
call Adele Agin 499-6338.
Temple Emeta Sisterhood will
hold their traditional "Melavah
Malka" and "Havdala" service
and Hanukah festival of lights,
Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at the
Temple, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. A buffet supper will be
served. Following the service will
Ik- the iiH'
Raisins." with II'
and Orson W. 'tig.
Mollie Pa.....>ii, chairperson
499-3621, Paula Schader, Ticket
chairperson 499-1854.
"The Anvil and the Hammer"
will be the sermonic theme to be
delivered by Rabbi Dr. Louis
Sacks on the Sabbath of Hanukah,
Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:45 a.m.
Anshei Emuna Men's Clab will
hold their monthly breakfast, Sun-
day, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. at the
synagogue, 16189 Carter Rd.,
Delray. For further information
call 499-9229.
Temple Beth El Sisterhood
will hold their next meeting,
Thursday, Dec. 19. 7:30 p.m. Ann
founder and
" i Woman*
will speak on "Th
Woman." The.,p,K)Singv.-
be Judith Viorst. Us ty
Anshei Shalom MeiTi
will sponsor a breakfast m
Sunday, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m
Temple, 7099 W. Atlantic
Delray. Their guest spe '
be from the Sheriffs Den
All are welcome. For fur
formation call 495-0466.
Reminder: Releases at
formation on Synagogue i
organization events m
reach us 2 weeks before |
publication date to be ii
ed prior to the event
Shabbat, 2 Tevet, 5746
Weekly Sidrah Mi'ketz
Candle Lighting 5:11 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 6:20 p.m.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave.. Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conser
Phone 392-8566. Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Haztan I
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m.. Saturday!
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton.
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary _.
Cafeteria. 6590 Verde Trail. Boca, Saturday morning 9:301
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services *'
Maariv. call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd..
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. I
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.!
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 51
Phone 499-9229.
2134 N.W. 19th Way. Boca Raton. Florida 33431 Conservtti
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Pn
dent. Joseph Boumans. Services held at the Levia JCC, 336 N."
Spanish River Blvd.. Boca Raton.
Services at Center for Group Counseling. 2244f> Boca Rio 1
Boca Raton. Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler.
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailii
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214, Boca Raton. FL:
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
7099 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Florida 33446. Con
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hershn
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue. Boca Raton. Florida 33432.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer. Assistant
Gregory S. Marx. Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve ServKOj;
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday oi r-
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015. Boca Raton. FL 33434.
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily ServicejJ
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:46 am. and 5:15 p.m.. Sunday
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483 5557. *
M. Pollack. Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Florida 33445.
vative. Phone: 498-3636. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. en
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at
Daily Minyans at 8:46 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave^and Ban
IfeJrav R/ Sat. 10 a.m. Rabbi
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m
phone 2764161.

'Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
Soviet Refuseniks Look To The West
Moore, religion editor of the
Houston Chronicle, visited the
I Soviet Union along with six other
Texans earlier this year to learn
\ more about refuseniks. He
reported on his visit in a series of
articles in the Houston Chronicle,
Which the newspaper has
reprinted in pamphlet form. This
i$ the second ofi of the articles we
I are bringing our readers, courtesy
\ of The Houston Chronicle.
MOSCOW For the past
several years, the name of
I Veniamin Bogomolny has caught
[the eye of El Paso City Coun-
Iciiman Jimmy Goldman whenever
he has looked at the glistening
[stainless steel bracelet on his right
I wrist.
Goldman, an American Jew,
I wears the bracelet to remind him
[of Bogomolny, his brother-jn-the-
[faith who has been waiting for
lhalf of his 39 years to emigrate
Ifrom the Soviet Union to Israel.
Two weeks ago, Goldman sat in
iBogomolny's tiny apartment in
[this massive city of 8.5 million
[people and fought back tears as he
[told Bogomolny of his bracelet
[and his hopes I that some day
[Bogomolny's dream will come
Once outside of Bogomolny's
stark apartment, Goldman, 33,
Imarveled at the strange quirk in
[international policies that allowed
Ihim, two Houston city councilmen
land a Houston Chronicle reporter
ko visit Bogomolny in Moscow yet
will not allow Bogomolny to leave
|the Soviet Union.
"This could have been me,"
oldman remarked later as a com-
|mercial airliner carried him, the
eporter and five other Housto-
Inians hack across the Atlantic to
[Houston, He noted that all four of
Ihis grandparents had fled Russia,
[thus saving him the anguish that
i many Soviet Jews are experien-
cing today.
As detente has cooled, Soviet
Jews find themselves increasingly
facing a closing door out of the
(Soviet Union. The more tolerant
Soviet emigration policy of the
late 1970s, which allowed
housands of Soviet Jews to
emigrate to Israel and the United
States, has narrowed to the point
|that only a trickle of Jews are able
leave the country today. In
|1984. only 896 Jews were allowed
leave the Soviet Union, and the
otal number for 1985 is expected
ven smaller.
In addition, American Jewish
[leaders and U.S. state department
officials say Soviet Jews are ex-
eriencing a new round of anti-
ISemitism and persecution. The
campaign against Soviet Jews has
included a series of searches, ar-
rests and threats. Soviej, experts
|in the United States believexhese
Cavities are meant to dampen
pe enthusiasm of a rising number
of younger Soviet Jews for their .
religious heritage.
At the same time, the persecu-
tion seems to be strengthening
the resolve of many Soviet Jews
to stand up against the repression
and to press for their rights. Hun-
dreds of Soviet Jews who have
been denied exit visas have band-
ed together in what has become
known as the "Refusenik move-
ment" in the Soviet Union today.
These Jews carefully define
themselves as "not dissidents."
They say they are working for one
goal: freedom to leave the Soviet
Union for Israel. They say
dissidents want to change the
anti-religion communist system in
the Soviet Union. The Refuseniks
say they don't want to change
anything in the USSR, only leave
Estimates of the number of
Refuseniks varies from a few hun-
dred to several thousand. All have
had their applications for exit
visas denied, some many times.
The most vocal and active
Refuseniks claim to be merely
"the tip of the iceberg." They
claim there are hundreds of
thousands of Soviet Jews who
have been denied exit visas and
who are sympathetic to their
cause but are afraid to become ac-
tive in the Refusenik movement.
The refuseniks maintain com-
munication with one another
about their plight, but balk at the
word "underground" to describe
their movement. They say they
keep up with one another through
word of mouth.
A key element in the Refusenik
movement is contact with the
West. The Refuseniks believe that
their main hope for freedom lies in
popular opinion in the West.
Because of this, the Refuseniks
agree to meet privately with
visiting citizens of the United
States and West European na-
tions who are interested in their
situation. These meetings have
become the major source for get-
ting "word out to the West" about
what is happening to the Jews in
the Soviet Union today.
The attitude of Refuseniks
about these meetings with
Westerners was summarized in
this one statement by Bogomolny:
"Tell the Americans, please don't
leave us."
He also asked his visitors from
Texas to "please ask" President
Reagan to again speak out on his
behalf. Several months ago
Reagan made a public plea for
Bogomolny's freedom.
Bogomolny said he believes if
Reagan continues to press the
issue, the Soviet government will
eventually respond positively.
Other Refuseniks also believe
Soviet officials may eventually
yield to public opinion in the West
and allow all of them to leave for
Israel. But they all add that they
do not know for sure how the
Soviet government will continue
_ B'nai Mjtzvah
to respond to their efforts. One
Refusenik. whose outlook differed
markedly from that of the others
interviewed, said he wouldn't be
I surprised if the Soviet Union
[eventually places all of its 1.8
million Jews in concentration
| camps in Siberia.
Most of the Refuseniks inter-
viewed by the Houston Chronicle
in Moscow and Leningrad believe
they have become pawns in a ma-
jor international chess game in
which they have little control or
say so over their lives. They
believe their own government is
strangling the exodus of Jews
from the Soviet Union in a shrewd
attempt to create a bargaining
chip for eventual negotiations
with the West.
According to this Refusenik
theory, the Soviet government
has little to lose by granting the
Jews their freedom, and is hoping
that mounting pressure from the
West to release the Jews will
result in some offer from Western
governments which the Soviets
will find appealing.
Viktor Brailovsky, a leading
Moscow activist in the Refusenik
movement, said he believes the
Soviet government is willing to
make a deal with the West for the
release of the Soviet Jews. "The
time is ripe for concessions," he
He could not say, however, what
concessions the West would have
to make to the Soviets to get them
to free the Jews who want to leave
the Soviet Union.
Bogomolny said, "If (new Soviet
leader Mikhail) Gorbachev wants
good relations with the U.S. there
is a chance for us." He said he
believes if there is a chance for
us." He said he believes if there is
a thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations,
Gorbachev will re-open the exit
door for Soviet Jews.
Friday, December IS^SSTTheJewish Floridian of Sou* County Page 11
ing in the Soviet Union today.
On Saturday. De$. 14, Joshua
Mver, son of Barbara Silver of
a Raton, will be called upto
Torah at B'nai Torah Con-
ation as a Bar Mitzvah.
On Saturday. Dec. 7. Lisa Gail
gn. daughter of Renee and Dr.
Pifcldon Stein, was called to the
l^rah at Temple Beth El of Boca
on as a Bat Mitzvah.
As an .ingoing: Temple project
dra Patsiertuk of the Soviet
Union. Lisa is an eighth-Grade
student at A.D. Henderson
University School and attends the
Temple Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in the
simcha were sister. Stacey;
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Schwartz of Fort
Lauderdale and Mrs. Frances Ro-
maine of Pompano Beach; and
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs
Julius Schwartz of Philadelphia.
Pa.. Dr. ami-Mrs. Stein hosted a
kid/iufh jfLflhjy's honor following
' morning servio-
The Refuseniks interviewed '^f^^ g^y there are hun
said they want to leave th^Soviet drgds of ttouaands 0f others who
have chosen not to identify
themselves to the government as
The Refuseniks say that if the
Soviet government completely
opened the exit doors to the Jews
in the Soviet Union today most
would want to leave.
The Soviet government
responds to inquiries about the
emigration at Jews by saying that
it is an internal problem that is of
no concern to the West, par-
ticularly Americans. The Soviet
government also claims that it is
not anti-Semitic.
The Refuseniks say Soviet Jews
have been discriminated against
since they first arrived in Russia
some three centuries ago, when
the czars ruled the country. They
say their Jewish ancestors became
citizens of Russia in the 17th cen-
tury after Russia seized and an-
nexed a part of Poland in which
many Jews lived. Later the czars
launched or supported the many
Russian programs, or attacks on
the Russian Jews.
Union because the government as
well as Soviet society
discriminates against them
because they are Jews. They say
they are not allowed to exercise
their Jewish faith in all of its many
and varied religious and cultural
aspects. They say the Soviets
crack down on Jews who teach
Hebrew and Yiddish and who
want to use the few remaining
synagogues in the Soviet Union
for more than just Sabbath
"Why do I want to go to
Israel? said Yuli Karolin. a
Refusenik living in Leningrad.
"Israel is the best place for people
like us to live, for we would be liv-
ing with people like us. You would
not want your daughter to live in a
culture here where she is the one
out of step with others, would
you? I don't either."
Karolin, 23, said the Soviet
Union is an "uncomfortable and
unfulfillmg place for Jews to live"
because the government has tried
to separate Soviet Jews from their
religion and their culture.
Grigory Geishis. 24, another
Leningrad Refusenik, said he
wants to leave the Soviet Union
because he has had "enough of
this anti-Semitism. I've had a full
Grigory Genusov, 38, another
Leningrad refusenik, said anti-
Semitism is deeply entrenched in
Soviet Society. He said he was not
surprised recently when Soviet
television showed a French-made
film that presented the refusenik
in a bad light and made them ap-
pear to be more trouble-makers
than sincere people.
Soviet government statistics
say there are 1.8 million Jews liv-
After the Communist revolution
in 1917, the situation for the Rus-
sian Jews did not improve. The
new Marxist-Lenin Soviet govern-
ment adopted a policy of hostility
toward all religions, with the Jews
begin in the forefront of the at-
tacks, the Refuseniks say.
Being a Refusenik today means
a life of constant surveillance
from the Soviet secret police, loss
of jobs and harassment,
sometimes even imprisonment.
Despite all this, the Refuseniks
say they have1 decided to continue
their efforts t/or freedom because
they have nothing to lose, since
their plights are already so bleak.
Aerobics Hit The Preschool
eksan Shabbat
Aerobicize has quickly become a
mainstay of those on a serious but
fun exercise diet. The fad hasn't
passed the Jewish Day School. In
fact, Beit Yeladim (the Preschool)
partakes in a special aerobics class
Philip. 75. of Pines of Delray Villas, wu
originally from Pennsylvania He is survived
by hi* wife Pauline, daughter* Lynn Traub
and Carole Marder. Miters Jean Cohen and
Holen Granoff. five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren (Beth Israel -Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
Bernard. 59. of Delray Beach, was originally
from New York He is survived \>\ his wife
Anne, daughters Joy Greenlierg and Lone
Okeon. sons Joseph. Mark and Boh. brother
Harvey and six grandchildren (Gutterman
Warhiet Memorial Chapel)
Ruth. 82. of Kings Point. Delray Beach, was
onginalry from New York. She is survived
by her husband Louis, daughter Eleanor
Fensterman. brother Albert Roff, sisters
Goldir Brainin and Norms Friedman, five
grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren. (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
Matty. 72. of Kings Point. Delray Beach,
was originally from New Jersey Survived
by son Barry, daughter Mama L Meaney
and one grandchild (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
Dr. George C 77. of Highland Beach, was
originally from New York. He is survived by
his wife Dorothy, daughters Joyce Green
and Elaine Levy, sister Jeanette VYeiskopf
and five grandchildren (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
Stella I M, of Century Village Boca, was
originally from Pennsylvania She is survix
.-I h> her daughter Susan Kahn. asters
i .oldie Waki. Esther Stone and Edith Birn
baumn and two grandchildren (Beth Israel
kulxn Memorial Chapel)
designed especially for small
Melony Siemens, the instructor,
who has a Bachelor's degree in
Karly Education from Adelphi
University and certification in
fitness from Florida Atlantic
University, describes the program
as a positive way to introduce
children to exercise. "We try to
teach children at an early age that
exercise can and should be fun.
not a chore."
The various exercises that the
students partake in are
choreographed to popular music.
"This is an excellent way to let off
steam in a productive manner"
explained Melanie. And they love
This PresAool aerobics is given
under the auspices of Sheryl
Lentz studios.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 13, 1985
In Israel Colleges ...
And Local Friends

The Michael and Helen Schaffer
Research Foundation has provid-
ed a substantial gift to the Tech-
nical Israel Institute of
Technology for the sole purpose
of contributing to military
medicine research in Israel.
At the Technion Medical School,
in conjunction with Haifa's Ram-
bam Hospital, the Michael and
Helen Schaffer Military Medicine
Research Center will be devoted
to cooperative research converg-
ing from the departments of
physiology, cardiology, radiology,
intensive care, nephrology,
nuclear medicine, maxillo-facial
surgery, orthopaedics, phar-
macology, plastic surgery, and
Israel is already in the forefront
of advances in military medicine
and casualty handling. Research
priorities include the treatment of
shock and burns, battle injuries,
nutrition, crush syndrome (rhab-
domyolysis), acute renal failure,
the role of hyperbark oxygen in
the treatment of burns, lung in-
jury, hypercatabolic states,
anaerobic and aerobic infection
and shock, and physical and men-
tal rehabilitation of war
The Center will also assume
research in conjunction with the
Israeli Naval Hyperbaric In-
stitute, concerned with diving
physiology and pharmacology,
urgent military medical problems
of the Israel Defense Forces, and
the development of emergency
equipment designed to monitor
and maintain the critically ill or
"The soldiers are risking their
lives to save Israel. Therefore
they should have the best equip-
ment to take care of them. The
Technion's role in this is essen-
tial." strtesses Michael Schaffer.
"Since the youth of Israel must
serve in the army and continue in
reserve duty for many years, it is
imperative that their health and
medical care be of the first
Hebrew U.
Lewis Pay. 'Official' Visit
To Hebrew U. Truman last.
Ambassador to Israel Samuel W.
Lewis paid his first official visit
last week to the Truman Research
Institute for the Advancement of
Peace at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem, in his new capacity
as chairman of the institute's
Board of Overseers.
He met with senior officials of
the University as well as resear-
chers, administrators and the
academic committee of the In-
stitute. Among those meeting
with Lewis were Hebrew U.
President Prof. Don Patinkin;
Chancellor Avraham Harman;
Rector Prof. Amnon Pazy; Dr.
Eliahu Elath, former president of
the University and currently
honorary chairman of the Truman
Institute; Prof. Harold Z. Schif-
frin, academic chairman of the in-
stitute, and Dr. Edy Kaufman, in-
stitute executive director.
Lewis, who completed eight
years as American ambassador to
Israel last summer, is currently
diplomat-in-residence at the
Foreign Policy Institute of the
Johns Hopkins University's
School of Advanced International
Studies in Washington, D.C.
The Trumn Research Institute
was founded in 1S66 in tribute to
President Truman. Truman ex-
pressed the wish that the institute
the only academic institution in
the world bearing his name
focus on research which promotes
the cause of peace. The institute
sponsors research by Hebrew U.
and visiting scholars, conducts
seminars and conferences, and
produces publications dealing
with international issues. Its
primary focus is on the Middle
East and the Arab-Israeli conflict,
though another significant area of
emphasis is the Third World. It is
Israel's only institute devoted to
multi-regional studies.
Rare Hebrew Bible Donated ia
Memory of Late Axel Springer
A rare Hebrew Bible, published
in Hamburg in 1587. was donated
to the Jewish National and
University Library at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem in
memory of the late German
publisher, Axel Springer.
The gift was made by Israeli
businessman Yekutiel Federman
and his wife Leora. The Bible, pro-
duced by German Hebraic scholar
Elias Hutter, is considered signifi-
cant for biblical research because
of its unique typographical
features, which graphically il-
lustrate grammatical elements in
the Bible, according to library
director Prof. Malachi Bet-Arie.
Federman. a member of the
Hebrew U.'s Board of Governors,
said he felt that the Bible was an
appropriate gift through which to
remember Axel Springer, who
stood for the high moral values ex-
pressed in the Bible.
Hebrew University Chancellor
Avraham Harman, who chaired
the presentation event, recalled
Springer's great sense of humani-
ty and his love and support for the
Jewish people and the State of
Israel Harman said that 5.
inger s efforts to frKe a *
bridge of understanding bet*.
the German and Jewish 3i
may have been the ojjj
achievement of his |,f,'s """I
an international scale %Z *\
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