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ONE DREAM.. .ONE PEOPLE.. .ONE DESTINY
^ The Jewish ^^ y
FloridiaN
of South County
Volume 8 Number 4
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, January 24,1986
rnd s*oci< Pr'ce 35 Cents
Inside
Site Dedication Siemens
Jewish Center... psge 3
Dateline: Israel... page 4
Campaign Update...
page 6
Torah Loaned to Boca...
page 11
Mormon Plans, Cults,
Seen Threat to Israel
By KEVIN FREEMAN
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Israel has been warned of
the potential dangers in-
Emanuel Seideman, Chairman of Aid For Aged's Annual Din-
ner Dance, confers with Mrs. Florence Meltzer, President of the
charity, on plans for the gala event on Feb. 16, at Boca Rio Golf
Club.
Aid for The Aged Sets
Annual Dinner Dance
The Annual Dinner-Dance for
Aid For The Aged, Inc., will be
held on Sunday evening, Feb. 16
at the Boca Rio Golf Club.
Emanuel Seideman is the chair-
man of the event.
Aid For The Aged is a six-year-
old public charity that distributes
grants to local social service agen-
cies providing services to needy
elderly. For the 1986 grant year,
Aid For The Aged has funded 15
programs including the
Alzheimer's Disease Associations
of Palm Beach County and of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, Crisis
Line, South County Neighborhood
Center, Catholic Community Ser-
vices, Hospice By The Sea, The
Ascension Lutheran Church
Home Delivered Meals Program,
and The Jewish Family and
Children's Service.
Florence Meltzer has assumed
the presidency of Aid For The Ag-
ed upon the death of her husband,
Abe, founder of this charity. Mrs.
Meltzer said: "Abe understood the
need to help provide decent ser-
vices for those who can no longer
help themselve. We are continu-
ing and expanding what he began.
I am pleased that our grants for
this new year have increased in
scope and size."
Couvert for the Dinner-Dance is
$125 per person. Information and
reservations can be made by call-
ing 391-5680.
.It
An Eye Opener ...
Participants in a "mini-mission" from Century Village in Boca
said the same thing everyone else says "We had no idea!" A
"mini-mission" is the best way to get the inside story on what is
going on in this community; what is being planned, what has
already been achieved, where your campaign dollars go.
And you cannot spend a morning more informative and en-
joyable than with Federation president Marianne Bobick as she
leads you through some of the most touching, and nachas-filled
sights in South County. (There is absolutely no solicitation involv-
ed, either and it does not cost a penny.) So if you have not yet
Continued on Page 8-
herent in allowing Brigham
Young University, the
educational arm of the Mor-
mon Church, to follow
through with the construc-
tion of a $15 million campus
on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem.
"We are urging and we are try-
ing to call attention to the poten-
tial dangers inherent in this pro-
ject," said Malcolm Hoenlein, ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish
Community Relations Council of
New York, at a news conference
at the organizations's head-
quarters here.
His remarks followed the
release of a document by the
JCRC's Task Force on Mis-
sionaries and Cults outlining what
it termed the "recent escalation of
both missionary and cult activities
in Israel." The list contained brief
outlines of the activities in Israel
of nine missionary groups and
four cults.
JULIUS BERMAN, chairman
of the Task Force and a former
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, told
reporters that the JCRC's efforts
seek to "sensitize" and inform the
Israeli public and government of
the activities of these
organizations.
Berman noted that the JCRC is
among the groups both in Israel
and in the U.S. that object to the
planned Mormon center opposite
the campus of Hebrew University.
"We have a right and we feel we
have the responsibility," Berman
said, to "sensitize both the Israeli
populace and Israeli government
to facts that we are aware of that
we believe they're not aware of."
The JCRC said that while of-
ficials for the Mormon Church
assert the Israeli project "will not.
be a center for missionary activi-
ty, documents clearly show other-
wise. Among those documents is a
training manual prepared by the
Mormons on how to proselytize to
Jews, and a Hebrew translation of
a major Mormon treatise."
ACCORDING TO Hoenlein, the
JCRC is urging that both sides
Israel and the Mormon Church
come to a resolution in order to br-
ing a halt to the controversy over
the Jerusalem center. But he cau-
tioned that "We are not trying to
change the legal process" in
Israel.
"We're not trying to tell the
Knesset what do do," Hoenlein
said. "We're not telling Shimon
Peres what to do. We're alerting
them to the dangers that impact
on us and we believe impact on
Israel. It is out of our love for
Israel that we speak out."
The JCRC's Task Force said the
Mormon Church has 29,000 full-
time missionaries throughout the
world and that Mormons are com-
mitted toward spending two years
toward missionary activities.
"They have a right to do it,"
Hoenlein said. "But we also have
a right to try and protect Jews
from that kind of influence."
AMONG THE other missionary
organizations and individuals ac-
tive in "large proportions in
Israel," according to the JCRC,
are:
The International Christian
Julius Berman
Embassy, founded in 1973, as a a
means for the world Christian
community to express its concern
and support for Israel. The JCRC
said the ICE serves as an um-
brella organization for a number
of missionary groups in Israel, in-
cluding Voice of Hope Radio and
Bob Lindsay's Baptist Church.
Project Kibbutz founded in
the early 1970's by Art Carlson,
which works with the Tulsa Chris-
tian Fellowship headed by the
Oral Roberts University pro-
fessor, Charles Farah. The group
claims to work as kibbutz
volunteers to allow kibbutz
members free time. The Israeli
government has revoked the
group leaders' visas.
Beth Shalom, known as Mid-
night Call Ministries in the U.S.,
attempted to construct a $7
million hotel complex and conven-
Continued on Page 7
Dutch Order Unprecedented Security
AMSTERDAM (JTA)
The Dutch authorities
have ordered un-
precedented security
measures to protect
American, Israeli and
Jewish buildings and other
establishments throughout
The Netherlands from possi-
ble terrorist attacks.
The Justice and Interior
ministries ordered the strong
measures in urgent telex
messages to all provincial gover-
nors and attorney generals after
receiving reports from reliable
sources abroad that Americans,
Israelis and Jews in general have
been targeted by terrorists.
SIMILAR precautions have
been taken in Norway, Sweden
and Denmark following warnings
from Interpol, the international
police information clearing house.
Sven-Ake Hjalmroth, head of the
Swedish security services, said
"We take the Interpol warning
very seriously indeed."
He said it referred specifically
to Jewish and Israeli institutions
and installations. Swedish of-
ficials said the threat was
presumably from the Abu Nidal
terrorist network known to have
carried out the fatal attacks on El
Al passenger facilities at the
Rome and Vienna airports Dec.
27.
In The Netherlands, heaviiy
armed police and gendarmerie
were highly visible near dozens of
American and Israeli institutions,
Embassies, travel bureaus, airline
offices, schools and even at
restaurants owned or frequented
by Jews, Israelis or Americans.
THE ANNUAL conference of
The Netherlands Zionist
Organization opened here last
Saturday night under heavy police
protection. Security forces
patrolled the building and an ar-
mored car was stationed at its
entrance.
In Stockholm, Oslo and
Copenhagen, armed police set up
defensive battle positions outside
Jewish schools and synagogues.
Local Jews, contacted by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency in
those capitals, said they would
carry on as usual without fear, but
welcomed the special security
precautions in their behalf. Accor-
ding to reports, Jewish premises
in Spain are also targeted by ter-
rorists. Spain is expected to
establish diplomatic relations with
Israel shortly.
Bert Raphael Named
TORONTO (JTA) Bert
Raphael of Toronto, a lawyer who
is chairman of the Canadian Com-
mittee of Lawyers and Jurists for
Soviet Jewry, has been appointed
19th president of the Advocates
Society of Canada. He is the
society's third Jewish president.
The first two were Earl Cherniak
in 1979 and Ted Rachlin in 1981.
Belgians Hold Arabs
BRUSSELS (WNS) Two
Arabs are being held by Belgian
police here as terrorist suspects.
The Belgian radio said the men
had planned an attack on the
Brussels airport. They arrived
here a day after the attacks on the
Rome and Vienna airports.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 24, 1986
THE ADOLPH and ROSE LEVIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENT
*,
IX"V THE ADOLPH and ROSE LEVIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
W HAPPENINGS
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An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
Senior Activities Festival
The Levis JCC recently par-
ticipated in the Second Annual
Senior Activities Festival, held at
the West Palm Beach Auditorium.
The JCC Booth offered a drawing
for a FREE Senior Membership
and FREE JCC T-shirts. There
were hundreds of applicants for
these prizes. The winners of a
FREE T-shirt were: Murray
Schub, Delray Beach; Sophia
Paul, Boca Raton and Harry
Schneider, Delray Beach.
Rosaline Goldstein, Delray
Beach, is the winner of a FREE
JCC Senior Adult One Year
Membership. Congratulations!
"Prime Timers
Trivial Club"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor a Trivial Pur-
suits Club that meets Fridays,
Feb. 7-March 28, 10 a.m.-noon.
Cost for members is $2, non-
members, $4. Bring your own
game. Deadline for registration,
Feb. 3.
Beginners Canasta
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will hold a Beginners
Canasta class at the JCC starting
Fridays, Feb. 7-28, 10 a.m.-noon.
Cost for members is $20, non-
members, $30. Deadline for
registration is Jan. 31.
Fun and Folk with IRA
Session II Dance
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will hold a Second Session
"Fun and Folk with IRA" star-
ting Wednesdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 19,
10 a.m.-ll a.m. Cost for members
is $15, non-members, $20.
Line Dancing
"Open Session with IRA"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor an open ses-
sion with Ira Weisburd starting
Fridays, Feb. 7, 10-11 a.m.
Everyone welcome. Cost for
members, $1.50, non-members,
$2, payable at the door.
"AARP Tax Aide"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will be participating in the
Tax Aide Program of the AARP
from Feb. 1 to April 15. The
primary purpose of this program
is to help older persons complete
their federal, state and local in-
come tax forms. This program is
free. You can stop in the Center
on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 4-April
15 from 10 to 1 p.m.
Roasted
BUCKWHEAT
Kernels
From the World's
Largest Buckwheat Mills.
The only Kasha made in the U.S.
Less than 15 per M lb.
cooked serving.
At Gourmet. Kosher or specialty
food sections of supermarkets.
The Birkett Mills
Penn Van, N.Y. 14527
"Bass Museum:
Samuel Yellin, Metalworker"
Hand forged and repousse iron
works have been an important ar-
chitectural ornament for cen-
turies. During the heyday of
American architectural elegance,
the teens, twenties and thirties,
Yellin did the metalwork for Yale,
the Federal Reserve Bank, the
J.P. Morgan estate, and Vizcaya.
Also Carol Brown will be
featured in the Bass Museum's
sculpture garden. This trip will be
held Tuesday, Feb. 4. Meet at the
Jewish Community Center 8:45
a.m. Lunch on your own in
Coconut Grove after the Bass.
Return around 4 p.m. Cost for
members $10, non-members, $15.
Seating is limited, deadline for
registration is Jan. 29.
"Beginners Calligraphy"
Jewish Community Center will
sponsor a beginners' Calligraphy
course starting Tuesdays, Feb. 4
to March 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost
for members is $20, non-
members, $30 (some supplies ex-
tra). Deadline for registration is
Jan. 28.
55 Alive/
Mature Driving "JCC"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor a course en-
titled "55 Alive/Mature Driving,"
Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 3
and 5, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP
sponsored insurance is subject to
a 10 percent discount on premium
upon completion of course. Cost is
$7 per person, payable to Levis
JCC. Deadline for registration is
Jan. 27.
"Coping with Chronic Illness"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will offer a class entitled
"Coping with Chronic Illness"
starting Tuesdays, Feb. 4-25,
10:30-11:30 a.m. This series will
provide guidelines to family
members/caregivers in the
management of chronic illness,
alternatives of care, understan-
ding insurances, etc. Cost for
members, $15, non-members, $20.
Deadline for registration, Jan. 28.
"Car Care"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor a class on car
care starting Wednesday, Feb. 5
to March 26, 1:30-3 p.m. Em-
phasis will be on preventative
maintenance, defensive driving,
improving gas mileage, choosing a
mechanic, etc. Cost for members,
$10, non-members $15.
Advanced Beginners Bridge
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor an "Advanced
Beginners Bridge" course star-
ting Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 10,
1-3 p.m. Class will be held through
the JCC at West Boca Community
Center, 9400 Pondwood Road.
Boca Raton. Cost for members is
$15, non-members $25. Deadline
for registration is Jan. 30.
"Investing on a Fixed Income:
It's Possible and Profitable"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor a two week
series entitled "Investing on a
Fixed Income: It's Possible and
Profitable." The series will be
held Thursdays, Feb. 6 and Feb.
13, 10 a.m.-noon. Members come
free, non-members pay $2 at door.
"Pursuit of Personal Growth"
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will sponsor a group on
"personal development." Robert
Fels, MA, of Jewish Family Ser-
vices will facilitate. This group
will meet Thursdays, Feb.
6-March 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Cost for
members is $10, non-members
$20. Deadline for registration is
Jan. 30.
Dr. Al Green
Sex After 55?
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.,
the Levis JCC will present a Lec-
ture titled, "Sex After 55: En-
joy!" Al Green, PhD, will be the
guest speaker. Dr. Green is an
author, lecturer and teacher, who
has traveled throughout the coun-
try giving seminars and lectures.
For the past ten years Dr. Green
has worked with thousands of peo-
ple, teaching them how to BUILD
SKILLS... so they can live
healthier, happier and more pro-
ductive lives.
Dr. Green will also be teaching
"Joy of Living" and "Communica-
tions," his two most popular
courses at the JCC in February.
The 1st session of Combo Dance with Carol has begun at the JCC.
There may still be openings in the 2nd and Srd sessions. Many
other after-school programs are available.
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Come Dance the Night
Away.. .
SATURDAY. FEBRUARY
22
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Cost: $5.00 per person
Door Prizes Refreshments
Call 395-5546
for more information
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Cost: Members $1.50, Non-
members $2
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for more information
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A Rabbi
Comments
The following is brought to our
readers by the South County
Rabbinical Association. If there
are topics you would like our
Rabbis to discuss, please submit
them to The Floridian.
THE JOYS OF HEBREW
By RABBI
NATHAN FISH
When we think of Yiddish we
have in mind the language that
has brought much joy into the
lives of millions of our people in
Eastern Europe, to whom it was
Mama-Lo8hen for over 1,000
years.
Masses of Jewish immigrants
from these countries brought this
joyous language with them to the
shores of the United States. Here
it flourished at the turn of the cen-
tury and into the early 20's, then
began its decline as it yielded
more and more to English as part
of the process of "Americaniza-
tion." Though vastly diminished
as a spoken language and as a
vehicle for literary expression as a
result of the Holocaust, it is still
widely used in many parts of the
world.
Leo Rosten in his book The Joys
of Yiddish, which has become an
American classic, helped start a
renewed interest in Yiddish in this
country.
As one to whom both Yiddish
and Hebrew are very clear, I
should like to point out the joys of
Hebrew, as much as can be done
in the limited space of this article.
I need not elaborate on the role of
Hebrew, which spans the full
length of our history, and its
miraculous revival with the rise of
Zionism and the re-birth of the
State of Israel.
It is interesting to note that
much of The Joys of Yiddish
derives from its strong Hebrew
underpinnings. If we take the
Hebrew words out of Yiddish, it
losses much flexibility and subtle-
ty. The more Hebrew the better
the Yiddish. To be a good Yid-
dishist one must be a good
Hebraist.
Without Hebrew in Yiddish,
there would be no Simcha, no
Bri88, no Bar-Mitzvah, no
chossen-Kalah and no
mechutonim. There would be no
klezmorim to play at the
chasseneh and no Mazel-Tov. And
there would be no Shabbes and
Yomtov. In other words, without
Hebrew Yiddish would be "oif
tzorea." These are just a few
miniscule examples of the
Yiddish-Hebrew symbiosis.
Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish
Now let us turn to the Joys of
Hebrew.
They are with us in all phases of
Jewish life. They are with us in
the synagogue with its prayers,
chants and songs. They are in the
stirring chants of the Cantor and
in the songs of the congregation.
Think of the joy of hearing the
Haftorah chanted by a Bar-
Mitzvah boy or Bat-Mitzvah girl;
of a bridegroom saying "Horey
At" to his bride under the chupoh.
Think of the joy of the youngest in
the family intoning "the four
questions" at the Seder.
There is the great joy of reading
the Hebrew Scriptures in their
original language. To me, the
Hebrew of the Bible constitutes a
miracle no smaller than many
described in its pages. I read
and I'm in awe of its grandeur and
simplicity; of its perfect sentence
structure and grammar. No poet
of antiquity or of the present has
been able to improve on its style
and on its ability to tell a story. I
read the Bible in translation
and I do not feel the fire, I do not
feel the presence of the Divine, as
I do in the original I read The
Song of Songs in Hebrew and I am
moved to tears by the sheer beau-
ty of its poetry and the power of
its language. I read it in transla-
tion and it leaves me cold.
There is the joy of being able to
communicate directly with the
kings and prophets of antiquity
and with the great rabbis,
teachers, poets and philosophers
of all periods of our long history.
The joys of Hebrew reach their
highest point when a Jew comes
to Israel and hears the language
fill the air; the sweet sound of the
living Hebrew spoken by little
children at play; when he listens
to the radio, which begins the day
with Moh Tovu, and watches
television as it signs off at night
with Hatikva.
The joys of Hebrew the
language of a free people in its
homeland.
I wish that all Jews could share
in this joy. I wish I had the power
to persuade those who cannot, to
dedicate themselves to the cause
of making Hebrew part of their
l:.ves for their own happiness,
fo: their own Jewish fulfillment.
Lebanon Demands Security Council
Condemn 'Israeli Aggression'
By YITZHAK RABI
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) -
Lebanon is demanding that the
Security Council condemn "Israeli
aggression" in south Lebanon and
that Israel withdraw all its
military forces "to the interna-
tionally recognized boundries of
Lebanon."
The Lebanese-sponsored draft
resolution was circulated here
Monday, after the Council met, at
Lebanon's request, to discuss its
complaint against Israel.
The draft resolution also
demands that "Israel desist for-
thwith from its practices and
measures against the civilian
population in southern Lebanon"
and calls for keeping Lebanon ter-
ritorial integrity and in-
dependence. Diplomats at the UN
said that they believe the U.S. will
veto the anti-Israeli resolution.
Earlier in the dav. when the
Security Council opened its
debate on the Lebanese com-
plaint, Binyamin Netanyahu,
Israel's UN Ambassador, told the
15-member Council that Israel re-
jects out of hand the Lebanese
charges.
He claimed that Syria "is dic-
tating to Lebanon to eject any
security arrangement with Israel.
South Lebanon, relatively the
most tranquil part of the country,
is to be turned into another
Bekaa, Beirut and Tripoli. It is to
be used as a launching ground for
Syrian-directed terrorism against
Israel."
Noting that on Dec. 20, 24, 25,
26 and 31, and on Jan. 2, Israeli
settlements in the north were at-
tacked with Katyusha rockets
from Lebanon, the Israeli envoy
asked: "Who, then, should con-
vene this Council? Israel or
Lebanon? Who is the victim and
who is the aggressor?"
ONE HOME
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Our Jewish Community Center,
Our Day School,
Our Family Service,
Our Federation,
One home. One family. Ours to share.
Join Us This Sunday
January 26
for the
SITE DEDICATION
at 10:00 a.m.
at the site on-U.S. 441 south of Glades Rd.,
next to the new West Boca Community Hospital.
(R.S.V.P. Penny Prais 368-2737)
South County Jewish Federation
305-368-2737
C ONS:
Adolph & Rosa Levis Jewish Community Center Jev Community Day School
Jewish Family and Children's Service
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Psychiatrist Helps Terror Victims
By FERN ALLEN
When PLO terrorists held
children hostage in a school in
Ma'alot 12 years ago, Dr. Moshe
Izak, a Jerusalem psychiatrist,
drove there immediately to see
how he could help the frantic
families.
The relatives of the children
were put in a hotel on a hill
overlooking the school where the
hostages were being held. From
there, the hysterical parents were
able to look down on the unfolding
scene.
Israeli troops circled the school
building as terrorists tried to
negotiate the release of their cap-
tured comrades in exchange for
the youngsters. The daylong inci-
dent ended in a terrible massacre
as the panicked parents watched
helplessly.
"When the parents heard the
gunfire, they became so
hysterical, they tried to jump over
the hotels railing," Izak recalled.
"I had the other guests who were
staying there take chairs and
make a barrier to stop the
parents.
"I yelled to the relatives: 'Say
Shema YisraeL' I had to give
them something to do so that they
wouldn't just be spectators," he
said.
Izak's experience with these
families led him to devise a system
for dealing with victims of ter-
rorist attacks and their relatives.
As head of the Psychiatry Depart-
ment in Sha'are Zedek Hospital,
he has instituted a "family recep-
tion area." There, immediately
after a terrorist attack in
Jerusalem, families of the victims
can get as much information as
possible about their relatives.
"When people hear about a ter-
rorist attack, they immediately
try to find their family. If they
think someone they know was in
the area, they come to Sha'are
Zedek, where most terror victims
in Jerusalem are treated.
"Relatives try to run into the
emergency room. If they can't get
in, or if they can't get any infor-
mation, they often become
violent. At Sha'are Zedek, we've
set up a special area for these peo-
ple. A social worker has a list of
the victims, and we tell the people
who come to the hospital whether
or not someone they know has
been injured and how badly. We
try to direct the panic, not reject
it," Izak said.
Crying is a natural way to ease
tension. He recalled that the fami-
ly of one man, whose legs were
severely injured in a bombing sob-
bed uncontrollably.
"I don't give them tranquilizers.
It's impossible to take the stress
away. Some people say: 'do
something,' but I believe it is nor-
mal to cry. It's human to be
depressed," he said.
The mental anguish of the vic-
tims is another problem. The first
thing the doctor does to relieve
their anxiety is to tell them
honestly the extent of their in-
juries. Then he sets up group
therapy sessions for victims to
relive the incident together.
The victims of one Jerusalem
bus blast, for example, started
that process by reconstructing
together where each person was
sitting on the vehicle. The ses-
sions also help them understand
their common reactions.
Immediately after a bomb goes
off, victims tend to make an inven-
tory to their bodies to check
where they have hurt and how
badly. Then they check to see how
seriously their relatives or friends
are hurt.
He pointed out that many vic-
tims experience a feeling of
"depersonalization," which can
range from a few seconds to up to
a half hour.
"They feel as though the inci-
dent didn't happen to them as
though they were in a movie. They
may see blood, but they may not
realized that their hand is miss-
ing," he said.
Izak said victims will panic only
if they feel as though they are in
continued imminent danger or if
they feel they are in a closed area,
where their ability to save their
lives is diminishing. Generally,
victims of bomb blasts don't ex-
perience such panic.
The 54-year-old Romanian-bom
doctor noted that people who are
religious react diffrently to their
misfortune than those who are
non-religious.
"A religious Jew feels that G-d
cares about him personally. He
feels that he is protected by G-d. If
you aren't religious, there is only
the doctor who is a stranger
to help you. If you are religious
you feel you have two helpers
the doctor and G-d," he said.
He noted that terror victims and
their families often begin to hate
Arabs, even if they previously had
a liberal attitude toward them.
"They demand revenge. They de-
mand that the Arabs be killed.
They feel that the Arabs shouldn't
get so much liberty. This is a very
natural reaction," he said.
Most people don't need extend-
ed psychiatric help, though
sometimes the victims have
delayed reactions and develop
phobias. "Often they won't ride
on buses or walk into a super-
market where a bomb has gone
off," he said.
Doctors and nurses are also
under psychological stress when
treating terror victims, he added.
"I have to help them too. I talk to
them and tell jokes and give them
support," he said. "Most impor-
tantly, I have to remain calm.
When they see I am calm, they
usually act the same way."
Egyptian Assistant Foreign Ministry Abdel Halim Baddawi
shakes hands with Prime Minister Shimon Peres in his office in
Jerusalem. Baddaivi, head of the Egyptian delegation to the Taba
talks, came together with the head of the Israeli delegation to
report to the Prime Minister.
Readers Write
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I write to seek support for one
of the most monumental scholarly
projects of our era. It is a
polychromatic Siddur, or Prayer-
book. By "polychromatic," I refer
to the fact that the Jewish book of
prayers was the product of ac-
cumulation, i.e. various parts of it
were written and incorporated in-
to the text over the course of
many years.
Now a remarkable scholar, Rab-
bi Jacob Freedman, has laborious-
ly pinpointed the era in which
each segment of the Siddur was
adopted. In his book, each era is
noted by a different color. Having
completed the formidable task,
Rabbi Freedman, aging and ail-
ing, has not been able to have the
book published. He desperately
needs financial aid to complete the
undertaking which, by the way,
also includes his own masterful
The Paul Greenberg Column
Appeasement Redux
Not since the great, semi-
mythical Libyan Hit Team
Scare has there been quite
so much commotion about
the threat of violence from
Muammar Khadafy's ter-
rorist factory in the guise of
a country. The bloody attack
on the Rome and Vienna air-
ports seems to have cap-
tured the world's attention,
or at least Washington's, in
a way that the rest of Col-
onel Khadafy's almost two-
decades long dossier never
did.
Now there are presidential
news conferences, a boycott, a
pullout of American workers in
Libya, not very muted threats of
an American attack on terrorist
strongholds in that country, naval
maneuvers, and a lot of general
huffing and puffing. George
Shultz, the low-key but in-
defatigable secretary of state, is
still talking about retaliating
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against terrorism somehow
somewhere, but there's no sign
he's going to be able to overcome
the inertia of Caspar
Weinberger's Defense
Department.
(For example: The special anti-
terrorism task force, in the mak-
ing for years, keeps running up
against resistance from regular.
Army officers and is still based in
the United States rather than in
Europe or the Middle East, where
it might be closer to the scenes of
the terrorist' crimes.)
Whatever economic steps the
United States takes to punish Col-
onel Khadafy, there're not likely
to amount to much since the
American connection with Libya
is slight in comparison to that of
European countries, especially
Italy. Without European coopera-
tion, the current hullabaloo may
go the way of the Libyan Hit
Team Scare, now almost
forgotten.
The critical factor in any
economic respnse to the child-
murderers is European coopera-
tion of Western Europe are
upholding the same principle they
have adhered to since 1973 and
the great Arab oil embargo: Liber-
ty and justice for oil. Back then,
they were not about to risk their
oil supplies over a mere matter of
aggression, and they seem no
more eager to risk it now over a
few bodies strewn around airport
lobbies, even if they are children's
bodies. Resistance to
Washington's call for a boycott of
Libyan oil was reported in Great
Britain. Italy, West Germany.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium. Greece.
Austria, and of course Sweden
and Switzerland, with their long
and profitable traditon of neutrali-
ty between right and wrong.
No one ought to be surprised by
the near-unanimous lack of en-
thusiasm for a (quarantine against
ource of this latest infection.
Spinelessness has become almost
a tradition of European
democracies by now. It used to be
called Appeasement when that
was still a respectable word and
before its results (a second world
war) were in. Now the policy is
much the same; it's just the word
that has disappeared.
The parallel with the Thirties is
almost too obvious to be noted.
Once again barbaric tactics
threaten Europe but its politicians
aren't inclined to risk the inconve-
nience that might be required to
confront it. So the threat will be
dismissed till much more than in-
convenience may be needed to
meet it. For now, Europe is busy
finding excuses not to face up to
this unpleasantness. Its leaders
jump at the most improbable
pretexts to assure their publics
that action really isn't necessary.
It's a replay of the Thirties, when
European governments leaped at
the assurance that each of Herr
Hitler's territorial demands would
be his last.
Now watch European govern-
ments latch on to Colonel
Khadafy's sudden condemnation
of the terrorists after having
heaped praise on their actions.
The colonel's turnabout will be
reason enough for Europe to go
on trading with Libya; almost
anything would be. Europe is
always in the market for flimsy
excuses for the unforgivable.
Even if the child-murderers didn't
deign to offer an excuse, some
European could be counted on to
fabricate one for them anything
as long as Europe can keep impor-
ting oil and selling weapons.
Europe's abulia appears in-
curable. The one glimmer of hope
in this darkening scene is Italy's
ban on arms sales to Libya, but
that single, self-respecting act is
far. far from enough. Belgium's
reaction to Ihe American call for a
boycott of Libya is far more
translation of the prayers into
contemporaneous English.
Dr. Freedman has done this
type of work before, having pro-
duced a polychromatic Passover
Haggadah, which has been
published. In Hebrew and
English, his Haggadah is a gem
which can be purchased directly
from Dr. Freedman for $50.
In the event you would like to
contribute any amount of financial
aid to this endeavor, bypass me
and send your checks directly to
Dr. Jacob Freedman, P.O. Box
317, Forest Park- Station, Spr-
ingfield, Mass. 01108.
Your gift, large or small will
guarantee your receiving a copy
of the multi-colored Siddur when
it is published.
It will be a MITZVAH!
RABBI SAMUEL SILVER
Delray Beach
Paul Greenberg
typical of the continent: it im-
mediately dispatched a trade
delegations to that country.
Just as in 1939, the Soviet
Union has allied itself with the
source of the terror, this time
defending Libya and asserting
that Colonel Khadafy "had
nothing to do with the persons
and groupings who could be
behind these attacks" despite
all the evidence pointing at
Tripoli. For that matter, the
Soviets themselves, have a warm
relationship with the Palestine Li-
quidation Organization, which is
no slouch at murdering children,
or old men, or anyone in between.
One cannot expect a regime that
once put its trust in the Nazi-
Soviet Pact to be overly finicky in
these matters.
Even if the statement from Col-
onel Khadafy could be taken at
face value, which would require
the gullibility of a couple of
Chamberlains, it is scarcely a com-
plete denunication of terrorism.
Few seem to have taken notice,
but Libya's ruler has disassociated
himself from terrorism only in
part, namely the part practiced
outside the "occupied ter-
ritories." which is Khadafian for
Israel. Terrorism against Israelis
is s.tiU just dandy .by the lights .<>t"
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Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5

Exploding Denominational Titles
A local raDDi, in a calculated
departure from the establishment
and complacency, is seeking to en-
courage the four denominations of
Jewry to end their increasing
divisiveness and to "dissolve their
theological iron curtains."
Tear down the Orthodox, Con-
servative, Reform and
Reconstructionist marquees from
above synagogue doors, says Rab-
bi Elliot J. Winograd of Temple
Emeth in Delray Beach, and
replace the marquee with just
"Jewish House of Worship."
Rabbi Winograd calls the entire
concept of denominations "an
abomination." He claims it has no
precedence in Jewish history, ex-
cept in relatively recent times. "In
the days before and after the
Talmud, there was only one Holy
Temple Moses didn't give
three or four different Torahs."
Calling divisiveness the greatest
enemy of the Jewish People, Rab-
bi Winograd says Jewish popula-
tion figures do not permit the lux-
ury of divisiveness. He predicts
that the present four major
denominations will be expanded
into five or six, "dividing us even
more." Already, within the four
groups, he notes, there are
"right" and "left" wing groups,
modern Orthodox, left-wing Con-
servatives, ultra-Orthodox and
Liberal Reform factions, etc.
The rabbi blames the
theologians for keeping Jews
apart. "Let them continue to
argue their fine points in their
ivory towers at the seminaries and
yeshivahs and let Jews
themselves argue and worship
together in unity as in days gone
by.
"Nothing, absolutely nothing is
more important to the Jews than
internal peace Dividing
ourselves and continuing to divide
ourselves into denominations is
not an act of peace, its an act of
war ." The Rabbi further notes
that the Talmud says G-d would
find it difficult to be angry even
with idolaters, as long as they
were peaceful and lived in peace.
According to Rabbi Winograd.
solutions will emanate from the
ability of Jews to visit congrega-
tions without the advance pre-
judicial influence of "titles." In-
dividual congregations can then
have a much fairer trial, he says.
The Rabbi would even dissuade
newspapers from offering such
titles in synagogue news and wor-
ship sections.
All congregations would need to
cooperate in the effort, says the
Rabbi.
What does the rabbi feel are the
chances of success for. his pro-
posals? Rabbi Winograd says he is
not naive. "I don't think this is a
pebble I'm trying to throw. It's a
tremendous boulder. It's beyond
my individual strength. But all
ideas are born with a thought
movements begin with a
thought."
He feels that much opposition
might come from the organized
groups of Judaism: the United
Synagogue of America, the Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions and the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations.
"They might have, in their own
thinking, a lot to lose; but in reali-
ty, the fact that their affiliate con-
gregations do not have their
denominations listed or advertis-
ed, would not conflict with their
continuing to belong to the
organizations/unions.
"Perhaps one day, we may even
reach that idealistic goal of one
umbrella synagogue organization.
It could be called The Union of
World Jewish Congregations. I
am only concerned with the unity
of our people."
Tina Ren Henk
Following is the text of Rabbi
Elliot J. Winograd's article "A
Bold Proposal for the Faith," the
premise of which was presented to
his congregation in a sermon two
weeks ago.
"A Bold Proposal
For The Faith"
In every walk of life we are
always faced with titles; in the
military Generals and Colonels,
in medicine Dr. this and Dr.
that; in universities Professor
of that subject and Associate Pro-
fessor of this; in the courts, more
titles; in the legislative bodies of
local, state and federal govern-
ments "Representatives" and
"Senators" and "Assemblymen,"
etc.
The lists of titles just go on and
on and on. They all serve an im-
portant purpose, I suppose, either
as a reward for hard work and
educational achievement, or simp-
ly as a useful tool to recognize
authority and expertise for ap-
plication to daily life.
Some titles, however at least
in this writers view are
counter-productive, highly
divisive and not only that, but
have no historical precedent as do
most of the aforementioned. Here
we, switch rails from the mundane
to the Holy and specifically to
Judaism, our raison d'etre.
Presently, Judaism's major
groups are divided, (and I use the
term advisedly) into four "Titles":
Orthodox, Conservative,
Reconstruction and Reform. This
article will deal not with their
theological positions, nor with
their ritualistic differences, but
rather, to the shock of some and to
the dismay of others, with our
questioning the need to have ANY
of them! In this rabbi's view, their
titles do much more harm to our
people than they bring unity or
healing balm for our present
seething wounds.
From the practical point of
mew, they are not even accurate in
describing the activities of their
Temples and Synagogues, or, for
that matter, their worshippers!
One can readily find a so-called
Orthodox Jew (who strongly holds
claim to that title) only because
he/she belongs to an Orthodox
'Shut,' but is no more Orthodox in
observance than the president of
lhe local Atheistic Club of
America. Now, to be fair, he may
not actually be an atheist, but does
nothing in his life to earn that Or-
thodox title, in terms of religious
commitment, other than just pay-
ing dues to the Orthodox Shut.
The same story is repeated over
and over again in the other Jewish
"denominations" Gott zol
uphitten heaven help us) with
Jews who 'belong' to a Conser-
vative or Reform, Congregation
and know no more and care even
less about the theology of the
movements, than does Morris the
Cat. Many do, of course; most are
bright enough, certainly; but they
'join' for altogether different
reasons.
Let us proceed here to mention
some of the real-life reasons (not
the theologic, which are the basis
for the actual existence of these
movements), that Jews "join"Or-
thodox, Conservative Reform or
Reconstructionist Congregations
of course, to pray to their Creator,
we hope, but also because of the
following practical reasons:
1. My mother and father
belongfed).
2. It's closest to the house.
5. I don't understand or read
Hebrew.
4. The services are short and
convenient.
5.1 like the Rabbi/Cantor.
6. They have a good Hebrew
School
7. It's good for my business.
8. Their gym and swimming
pool are great.
9. They have games. Sisterhood,
Brotherhood or clubs.
10. Refreshments are a delight
Friday night/Saturday.
11. It gives me something to do.
12. It's the "in" Temple to go to.
IS. What will my family say/or
the Goyim next door/or my CPA
said, "join."
li.The Bar/Bat Mitzvah
syndrome.
15. (And that famous loss-
leader) Kaddish.
The above list actually stretches
much further than the 15 listed
and are, again in my view, ALL
GOOD ENOUGH INDIVIDUAL
REASONS TO JOIN A JEWISH
HOUSE OF WORSHIP. ("Just
get them in the doors, I always
say, and you've got them
maybe.")
Our point is: the average Jew
does not know or care about
theology when he/she joins, but
rather they have their own
reasons for affiliation. Let it
stand at that!! I propose that we:
1. Take down all the titles of
Jewish Houses of Worship which
divide us into three or four dif-
ferent camps or religious com-
petitors and chases away or
discourages potential worshippers
due to advance negative publicity
about all three groups. This means
remove from the marquee the
words Orthodox, Conservative,
Reform and Reconstructionist.
2. Call the Synagogues, Temples,
etc., only by their names, e.g.
Temple Emeth, Temple Emanuel,
Rodef Shalom, etc., etc., and
S. To be followed by one title on-
ly, "A Jewish House of Worship, "
or "A Jewish Temple," or "A
Jewish Synagogue."
Now, let the people decide after
attending one, two or three times,
where they would "like to go."
Some might be pleasantly surpris-
ed at what they find in that "other
place that I never go to. because
I'm not Orthodox .," "not
Reform" or "not Conservative,"
etc.
I do not recall the Holy Temple
in Jerusalem having three or four
different entrances based on
religious barriers, or, worse,
th^ee different Holy Temples!! I
also do not recall (more tongue in
cheek), Moses at Mt. Sinai saying
"Reform Jews line up here. Con-
servative here," and so on. One
Torah, one G-d, one People!
"Fair Market," I say, if you
will forgive the commercial expres-
sion, and let us all visit each
other's inner sanctums, inspect
their wares, attend their services,
study their religious positions,
chat with their rabbis, read or
at least glance through their
prayer books, ask what they believe
in or do not believe in, and finally,
if I may use the pugilistic term,
"May the best man win. "
My prediction: No outward ma-
jor changes, but instead Jews who
will love each other more, unders-
tand each other much more, and
will grow to accept each other's
differences with true respect
rather than negative tolerance.
AHA VAT YISREAL love of all
Jews Must Rule!
Signed, just a plain rabbi, for all
my people / love you, all of you!
Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd
The Pioneers of Yahel
By EDWARD I. LENDING
KIBBUTZ YAHEL, Israel's
first Kibbutz to be sponsored by
the Reform Movement, is a little
garden enclave abutting Jordan's
foothills in the southern reaches of
the Negev Desert. It sits about 50
miles north of Eilat. Summertime,
the remorseless sunshine is
purgatorial; winters, the chill is
penetrating, and shuddery.
We've been on a commuting
basis with this gallant community,
my wife Florie and I. Our family's
there. Lloyd and Erica, and their
paragon of a girl-child, Chava,
whose second birthday we recent-
ly celebrated there.
Founded in 1977, YAHEL now
numbers about 130 permanent
residents, including their 35 off-
spring. They are youthful emigres
from mainly the U.S.A.,
England, Holland, South Africa,
Australia, and Italy, plus a cadre
of native Israelis.
Aided by a transient comple-
ment of visiting volunteers,
YAHEL husbands a herd of 225
cows (milked thrice daily) ... a
65-acre expanse of date palms .
a 40-acre pomelo grapefruit or-
chard ... a 10-acre table-grape
vineyard comparable acreage
for onions, melons and fodder
crops and a screened-in acre
for fragrant baby's breath
blossoms.
The fruit and flowers are
targeted, largely, for export to
Europe the vegetables supply
both the domestic and foreign
markets ... the dairy stuff the
milk and cream is processed,
and marketed within the country,
by a kibbutz cooperative ad-
ministered by nearby Kibbutz
Yotvata.
YAHEL conducts week-long
desert tours for their hundreds of
young visitors. Under the eye-
opening tutelage of its expert
guides, the desert's surface
bleakness is transformed into high
evolutionary drama. The fairly
rugged itineraries are broken up
with visits to fascinating locales
like legendary King Solomon's
mines, and the Hai-Bar Zoological
Park, where time has been turned
back. Hai-Bar's expanse has been
painstakingly stocked with most
of the creatures described in the
Bible. Here, they feed, breed, and
roam freely, the better to see, and
be seen.
The Kibbutz's self-services in-
volve the kitchen and dining
facilities, the medical and dental
clinics, the library, the nursery,
the laundry, the motor pool,
equipment repair and
a general store, a
I Olympic-styles swimm-
iag fool, the children's
Yahels desert setting, and one of its "blooms".
Yahel has typical kibbutz nurseries where hard-working
parents still manage to spend more time with their children than
the vast majority of American parents. .
playground, the community
center, the seminar center, ex-
ecutive offices, ther night patrols,
air-raid shelters and all the
etceteras.
Finally, there is the computeriz-
ed system which controls the ir-
rigation network, the com-
missary, and the financial
management and bookkeeping
departments.
One is tempted to the conclusion
that yahelniks must be slaving
away, even as did our ancient
ancestors in Pharaonic Egypt.
Well, slave they may, but flayed
they ain't. One is unaware of
overseers or orders. Discipline
semis self-imposed. And the labor
seems to get done with a palpably
satisfying sense of achievement.
The work-week routines come
to an abrupt end (all but vital ser-
vices) mid-afternoons, Friday.
Kibbutzniks drift back, then, from
their respective jobs. The men
mostly unshaven, the men and
women both looking weather-
beaten and a bit wilted. Before
twilight, they reemerge from
their abodes, immaculately dress-
ed, pressed and glowing.
Some head for the Erev Shab-
bat services. The ritual is as
democratic asaU the other aspects
of KIBBUTZ YAHEL Me. No
platform, pulpit, or dais ... no
rabbi, castor, r choir. The con
gregansa thefhr take seem
inglv nmimtn tarns in leading the
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 24, 1986

Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Masada Dinner
Draws Large Group
A record attendance is expected
at the annual Masada Dinner next
week, according to chairman Shep
Kaufman.
"We are delighted with the
response so far the Masada Din-
ner is the Men's Division's largest
event of the year all the reser-
vations are not in yet, and we
have already surpassed the atten-
dance records of any year," he
said.
The featured speaker for the
event will be Rabbi Marshall T.
Mayer, noted authority on Latin
American Jewry. On behalf of the
1986 Federation/UJA Campaign
and linking it and this major event
with the Community Theme, Rab-
bi Mayer will discuss the situation
of Jewish communities in South
America and the common goals
they share with U.S. Jewry and
the Jews worldwide.
Guests of honor at this year's
dinner will be Mildred and Abner
Levine, who have distinguished
themselves in the service of the
community both in South County
and in the New York area, and
have performed outstandingly in
philanthropic and civic affairs.
Mrs. Levine has been an officer
in Hadassah, the Peninsula
Hospital Auxiliary and the United
Fund, and served as chairman of
the Lion of Judah category in the
Women's Division of the South
County Jewish Federation.
Mr. Levine has served as Cam-
paign chairman and vice president
of the South County Federation,
and founded and chaired the
Israel Bonds Prime Minister's
Club locally. He has served as
trustee of the Peninsula Hospital
Mildred and Abner Levine
in Long Island, as a national ad-
visory board member of AIPAC,
and was the recipient of the Na-
tional Community Service Award
from the Jewish Theological
Seminary.
Both the Levines have been
honored by UJA and Israel Bonds.
Both are board members of the
Dr. Samuel Waxman Cancer
Reasearch Foundation, and are
active in the Building Fund drive
of B'nai Torah Congregation.
The Masada Dinner this year
will be held at the home of Shirley
and Budd Seretean. Seating will
be limited, and those who have not
yet responded to the invitation are
urged to do so immediately. (Call
368-2737).
Women's Division Promotes
Jewish Awareness
The South Count} Jewish
Fedeartion will host a series of
Jewish Awareness Seminars,
sponsored by the Women's Divi-
sion, on Wednesday mornings
February 5, 12, 26, and March 5.
Each seminar session will take
place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Topics will include: Intermarriage
- How Do We Cope?; Transmit-
ting Values in An Affluent Socie-
ty; Jewish Princess/Yiddishe
Momma; and Anti-Semitism
Living With It and Dealing With
It.
These seminars are part of the
Women's Division's efforts to
broaden Women's awareness of
issues which directly affect their
lives, their family members and
the community. The topics will be
presented with up-to-date infor-
mation and in workshop format.
Speakers will include Dr. Abe
Gittelson, director of education
for CAJE (Central Agency for
Jewish Education) in North
Broward; Rabbi Bennet
Greenspon, Temple Beth Emet;
Carol Efrat, Florida Region direc-
tor of UJA; and William Gralnick,
director of the American Jewish
Committee in Miami.
"Women are excited about this
program," said Marjorie Baer, co-
chairman. "This is the first time
an educational program of this
nature will be conducted."
Co-chairing the Women's Divi-
sion educational programming,
with Mrs. Baer, is Barbara
Schuman. The individual
workshops will be chaired by Iris
Chavin, Helen Cohan, Muriel
Richter and Karen Weiss.
Committee members for the
seminars include Doris Cantor,
Phyllis Charme, Lisa Falkowitz,
Lynne Ginsburg, Noni Jontiff,
Betsy Juran, Elissa Ellant-Katz,
Margaret Kottler, Jo Ann M.
Levy, Linda Melcer, Gertrude
Newman, Marilyn Opas, Ety
Porudominsky, Joanne Schosheim
and Amy Stern.
The workshops will be held at
various homes in the South Coun-
ty area, and space is limited
those interested in participating
are urged to make their reserva-
tions as soon as possible. Contact
Lisa Imberman, director of the
Women's Division, at 368-2737.
Yusem Heads Exciting
Plans For 'Grand Ball'
Henry Yusem, 'president of
Yusem Homes of Boca Raton, has
been named chairman of the
Federation's Grand Ball, it was
announced by James Nobil, chair-
man of the South County Jewish
Federation's Men Division.
The Grand Ball, a black:tie af-
fair which until this year was bill-
ed as the annual Dinner-Dance,
will be held at the Boca Raton
Hotel's "Great Hall" on Saturday
evening, March 8.
Yusem Homes, a major
presence in Boca Raton since
1986, is considered the foremost
builder in Boca West. Henry
Yusem has played a substantial
role in opening up the homes
market in Boca Raton to the
Jewish community.
Yussem has four children.
His wife, Judy, is active in
the American Cancer Fund. The
Yusems have been active in
numerous philanthropic
endeavors, and Henry Yusem has
been active in the Federation in
Henry Yusem
New Jersey, as well as locally. He
has shown a particular commit-
ment to Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty, and is a strong supporter of
the Arts.
It was under Yusem's in-
fluence that plans were made to
elevate the annual Dinner-Dance
to a Grand Ball, and he has in-
fused these plans with a great
deal of imagination. Yusem took
on the chairman's job with en-
thusiasm and excitement, pro-
mising that "the Grand Ball will
be the highlight of the '86 Cam-
paign season." The plans, in ad-
dition to unusual preparations
in decor, include music by the
Marshall Grant Orchestra and
entertainment by Theodore
Bikel, who will be the evening's
special guest. "I would like to
see the Great Hall filled to
capacity," Yusem added.
The Grand Ball, like the annual
Dinner-Dance in the past, is open
to those contributing gifts of
$1,260 or more to the annual
Federation/UJA Campaign in
South County. For more informa-
tion, please call Dr. Robert
Fishman at the Federation,
368-2737.
Pacesetters, New Areas, Join to
Boost Country Club Event
This year's "Country Club
Event" has turned out to be a
great opportunity to reach out to
many new areas in the Jewish
community of South County, ac-
cording to Dorothy Lipson,
associate chairwoman of the
Women's Division.
"The Country Club Event is
gathering momentum, with
women from many new areas join-
ing us," she said. "South County
is a boom-town, and I am
delighted to be part of the effort
that will result in improving the
quality of life for fellow Jews."
Together with Doris Cantor, her
co-chairwoman for the event, and
with the many dedicated women
from the various areas serving on
the event's committee. Dorothy
Dorothy Lipson
Lipson is conducting a "terrific
outreach program." The Paceset-
ters division this year, witn
Eleanor (Noni) Jontiff as chair-
woman, and Toni Berliner, Bea
HoUobow, Roberta Meyerson and
Karen Weiss as co-chairwomen,
have decided to combine their ef-
forts with the Country Club's and
make the event an impressive,
highly successful project.
The results are beginning to
show this will be the case even
now well before the event takes
place, according to the women.
The Country Club Luncheon
will be held on Monday, Feb. 10,
at the Boca Raton Hotel, with
well-known Bess Myerson as the
guest speaker. The minimum gift
to the Federation/UJA Campaign
for participating in the luncheon is
$250. For further information,
please call Anita Shalley at the
Women's Division, 368-2737.
Super Sunday Cabinet
Girds For Smash Year
A gigantic effort, and one of the
chief highlights of the Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign season, is an
event in which hundreds of
volunteers join together to reach
out to every Jew in the communi-
ty, on SUPER SUNDAY.
Super Sunday in South County
has established a tradition. The
hundreds of volunteers come from
all walks of the community, all age
groups and backgrounds, to sit at
the phones for two or three hours
and ask every Jewish resident
that can be reached to do his or
her share in the Campaign to
enable the community to grow,
and continue to provide the ser-
vices the people need. SUPER
SUNDAY will be held this year on
MARCH 16.
For the third year, Gloria
Massry is chairing this project,
presiding over a committee of
dedicated volunteers. At a recent
Super Sunday Cabinet meeting,
Mrs. Massry got everyone excited
about the challenge of making this
year's Super Sunday more suc-
cessful that even no mean task.
Mrs. Massry, who came to
Florida from Albany, N.Y. was ac-
tive in the UJA, Israel Bonds,
Hadassah and various civic
organizations, holding various of-
fices in them. She chaired the
Women's Division in Troy, and
has received numerous awards
from the various organizations. In
1983 she was chairwoman of
volunteers for Super Sunday, and
the next year became general
chairwoman. Locally, she has also
been active in Hadassah and in
B'nai Torah Congregation.
Katie Broock, who will serve as
Mrs. Massry's assistant, is on the
Cabinet for the second year. She
was in charge of card organization
last year.
Nathan Herman is in the
Cabinet for the third year, as
associate chairman in charge of
publicity. Herman, active in Tem-
ple Emeth, was active in
Brooklyn, N.Y., at his temple and
with the cub scouts, and has done
much volunteer service for
Women's American ORT.
Ben Karpen, formerly of
Queens, N.Y., was involved in
groups fighting against anti-
Semitism, as well as in his temple
Continued on Page 9-
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Chai-Lights
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Day School
Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Cult Activities Called
Oscar Kosh, whose interest in
education dates back many years
ago to Brooklyn, where he started
a brief career as a teacher, has
taken on the task of chairing the
Day School "Drawing by Chance"
fund-raising project.
Kosh left teaching after a brief
stint to become one of the
founders of the Case Paper Com-
pany, which has branches all over
the U.S. For years he was an ac-
tive member of the Jewish com-
munity in South Orange, New
Jersey, and served as vice-
president of Temple Israel,
chaired the South Orange UJA
Campaign and took part in the
building of the Northfield YM-
YWHA, on whose board he served
for 12 years, three years as vice-
president.
The Koshes, Oscar and Leona,
now residents of the Hamlet in
Delray, have two children and
three grandchildren. Their list of
community involvement and
philanthropic work continually
grows. It includes membership in
the Metro West Jewish Communi-
ty Foundation in N.J., the Board
of Governors of the Israel Cancer
Research Fund, and the Jewish
Education Association, in which
Kosh served as president two
terms.
Of the project he is now chair-
ing, Kosh said: "Education of
young people is of paramount im-
portance to me. The outstanding
feature of our Day School, in my
humble opinion, is the fact that it
operates on the premise that any
Jewish parent who desires that
Oscar Kosh
his/her child receive a Jewish
education will get it, as a right
not a privilege. To make this
possible, we need additional funds
for tuition support, and that is
why I accepted chairmanship of
this project."
Tickets cost $100 each, with a
maximum of 300 to be sold. The
drawing is for $5,000 in gold (or
cash). It will be held on Friday
Feb. 21, at the Day School's Kab-
balat Shabbat ceremony. For fur-
ther information call Robin
Bralow at 392-4779.
The First Grade Students are
excited about completing their
first "Resheet Hochmah" writing
manual, and starting to learn to
write in script Joshua Zinns
exclaimed, as they made their
first efforts: "Cursive is easy!"
Beth Kaufman said she thought it
was much more beautiful than
print.
The second grade visited the
science Museum and Planetarium.
They learned about sun, stars,
planets and Halley's Comet. They
visited Discovery Hall where they
had the opportunity to learn about
fossils, shells, sound and lights
through hands-on experiences.
Teachers Jackie Clark and Tamar
Ben-Ami and science teacher Earl
Everett feel such class trips en-
courage interest in science in an
untraditional manner.
Austrian Police Try To Track Down
Alleged Leader of El Al Attack
By REINHARD ENGEL
VIENNA (JTA) -
Austrian police are trying to
track down the alleged
leader of the three-man ter-
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Just Grand(Parents)
O For Kids
Jewish Family and Children's
Service will be having an initial
meeting for the seniors in our Just
Grandparents) for Kids program
on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at
the James and Marjorie Baer
Jewish Campus on Spanish River
Blvd. in Boca Raton.
We invite anyone interested in
becoming a Foster Grandparent
to attend and learn about the pro-
gram. Sandra Katz Porterfield,
MSW, will be speaking with the
group on the important aspects of
developing the relationship with a
young child and the value of the
quality of time spent.
The changing family structure
along with the mobility and fast
pace in today's society has left a
gap between some children and
their grandparents. Our program
"ffers a positive approach to fill
the needs of bofli grandparents .
and children in our community;
with the extended love and sup-
port of a caring grandparent; and
a child to share the wealth of
knowledge and the friendship of a
grandparent. We are asking for a
commitment of one afternoon or
three hours a month to share a
walk, a trip to the movies, fishing,
swimming, hobbies or whatever
may interest both.
Discussion at our meeting will
focus on the realistic expectations
of the match-up and some rela-
tionship exercises. We will also of-
fer follow-up support groups in
the future and special parties dur-
ing holidays.
If this program is something
that sounds special to you, please
call the Jewish Family Service at
395-3640 and ask to speak with
Jill Serrano about attending the
meeting. Parents interested in the
program for their children are
also encouraged to call for more
information.
rorist gang that attacked
the El Al counter at Vienna
airport Dec. 27, killing two
persons and wounding 29.
One of the three was killed and
two were wounded and captured
after a police chase. But the
"fourth man," said to have given
the others their orders, is at large.
According to a television report
last week, the authorities are in
possession of a forged Tunisian
passport in the name of Ali Ben
Bechim, 28, bearing a photograph
of the wanted terrorist.
INQUIRES HAVE established
that he entered Austria on Dec.
22, travelling from Damascus via
Budapest. He spent the following
days at various hotels in Vienna
and gave the others their instruc-
tions only hours before the airport
attack.
The four terrorists who
simultaneously attacked El Al
passenger facilities at Rome air-
port also carried forged Tunisian
passports. They are believed to
have been provided by Libya
which recently expelled Tunisian
workers and seized their
passports.
But Foreign Minister Leopold
Gratz reiterated that Austria will
not join the United States in
economic sanctions against Libya,
announced by President Reagan
last week. Nevertheless, Austrian
authorities are trying to close
loopholes that have allowed ter-
rorists unrestricted entry into the
country. Gratz said that citizens of
certain countries he did not name
will in the future be required to
apply for a visa before entering
Austria.
The new rule will apply also to
diplomats from those countries.
Austria and Tunisia have in the
past waived visa requirements to
allow for the free movement of
tourists between the two
countries.
Foreign Ministry sources said
they intend to cut down the size of
the large Libya Peoples Bureau
which serves the function of an
Embassy in Vienna. Critics have
repeatedly maintained that the
size of that representation was
out of proportion with the scope of
Austrian-Libyan relations.
Recently, a shipment of weapons
intended for the Libyan Bureau
was halted by Vienna police.
Threat to Israel
Continued from Page 1
tion center in Gilo. This, the JCRC
said, was to serve as a front for
their world missionary head-
quarters. Adverse publicity forced
the proposal to be withdrawn.
Christian Broadcasting Net-
work, headed by evangelist Pat
Robertson, is the largest non-
commercial television network in
the world. Its proselytizing pro-
grams are now broadcast into
Israel and the Mideast. The JCRC
said the CBN is planning pro-
grams that will be directed toward
children.
Morris Cerullo, head of World
Evangelism, responsible for the
distribution of 25,000 Hebrew-
language New Testaments in
Israel, recently led a 500-person
mission to Israel to announce that
the end of the world is near and
that there is little time left to ac-
cept Jesus.
Jimmy Swagart, the
evangelist, is supported by the
First Assemblies of God Church,
and currently involved in pro-
selytizing activities in Israel.
Mike Evans, founded "Beth
Yeshua," a Hebrew Christian
group, which originally began its
activities at the State University
of New York at Stony Brook. He
is also founder of "Mike Evans
Ministries" whose sole purpose, is
to comfort "God's chosen people,"
according to Evans.
Jews for Jesus concentrates
its activities in Israel during the
summer months when there is an
abundance of tourists. They stage
concerts, plays and other events
all over Israel to attract converts.
THE JCRC also said there "has
been a significant increase in cult
activity within Israel." These
groups include:
Transcendental Meditation,
whose plans to construct a kibbutz
in Migdalim in the West Bank
have been approved by the Jewish
Agency. The Health Ministry in
Israel was unaware until recently
that TM was not only a
therapeutic but also a religious
group.
Hare Krishna, a sect of an
Eastern religion, recently had two
of its members tour Israel's major
cities and deliver talks to large au-
diences in an attempt to gain
recruits for their planned kibbutz.
Church of Scientology, headed
by Ron Hubbard, is one of the
largest groups active in Israel. It
has been reported that 20 percent
of the teachers in the Beersheba
educational system are affirmed
Scientologists. The Church has
translated Hubbard's basic book,
"Dianetics," into Hebrew.
Unification Church headed by
Rev. Sun Myung Moon, has, the
JCRC said, attempted to gain
legitimacy for its organization by
inviting on a regular basis top
Israeli professors to conference
sponsored by Church "front"
organizations.
Price Index
Up a Fraction
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
consumer price index rose by only
a quarter of one percent during
the last two weeks of December
after rising a half of one percent
during the first two weeks, accor-
ding to figures released by the
Central Bureau of Statistics.
The overall inflation rate for
December, due to be published
this week, is expected to be about
one percent and remain around
that level in January and
February.
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Israel Bonds
Advisory
Beth El to Honor Helene and Jay Eichler
Edward Bobick, chair of Tem-
ple Beth El's annual State of
Israel Bonds dinner, has announc-
ed that since the temple expansion
program is not completed the
location of the function has been
changed to Boca Pointe Country
Club. It will be held Feb. 23 at
6:30 p.m., and will honor Helen
and Jay Eichler.
Co-Chair Ella Samuels is in
charge of reservations and
decorations. To fulfill their confir-
mation mitzvah project, Amy
Jackson, Courtney Schlesser,
Michelle Claudio and Debbi
Greenberg will be addressing the
1,500 invitations. Chickee Yoffe
and Marilyn Schlesser are in
charge of the invitations. Also ser-
ving on the committee are: Dr.
Arnold and Toni Berliner,
Marianne Bobick, Bill and Shelly
Boothe, Mike and Pepi Dunay,
Herbert and Barbara Gimelstob,
Irving and Bea Keys, Ronald and
Amy Reshefsky, Melvyn
Schlesser, Norman and Betty
Stone.
Born in Brooklyn, then residing
in Colorado, Helen and Jay
Eichler moved to Boca Raton in
1970 with their two sons, Brian
and Craig. They were the 35th
family in the Boca Raton Hebrew
Congregation, today known as
Temple Beth El. Feeling the need
of a Jewish community involve-
ment, Jay helped form the Men's
Club, of which he became vice-
president, a board member and
later vice-president in charge of
operations. Jay is an engineer in
management at Motorola in Plan
tation. He also served in the cam-
paign of Broward County United
Slide Presentation
Finds Angels
Those present at the Annual
Gala at St. Andrews on Dei -
were lucky t<> have witnessed a
spectacular slide presentation en-
titled "A Celebration of We If i
Jewish People." Fortunately, it
will be utilized again in the
community.
Althouth much of the work was
volunteered by Gary Sapir, writer
and director, and Barbara
Whitehill, Production assistant,
the bill for technical lab work tax-
ed the non-existent budget of the
Bond Office. But along came
Eugene Squires, who originally
brainstormed the idea. Reassur-
ing the office that the bills would
be paid, Squires was joined by
Mark Braun, Bill Konar, Abby
Levine, Ben Pressner, Maurice
Schiller and Leonard Weisenberg
in underwriting the entire project.
The presentation is now
available on VCR tape for smaller
functions, and is a "must see."
There is nothing wrong with a lit-
tle Chauvinism this 10-minute
sequence makes one proud to be a
Jew; and kudos to our seven
"angels"!
Kaplan Elected
LITTLE ROCK, Ark (JTA) -
Philip Kaplan has been elected
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Little Rock, succeeding
Bruce Thalhaimer, Jr.
Helene and Jay Eichler
Way.
A Board member of Temple,
Helene has served as recording
secretary. During her term as
president of Sisterhood, they
made their first pledge of $40,000
for a new kitchen. After teaching
in the Religious School for eight
years a position she truly loved
Helene decided to eo back into
the work force in 1976. She helped
open the South County office of
Jewish Federation. At that time
a mere 10 years ago there
were 400 members on file. Today
one out of every three residents in
Boca Raton and Delray are
Jewish.
Helene and Jay realized the im-
portance of getting the Jewish
youth involved in the community
and were the first advisors of the
Temple youth group. After they
came back from a Federation Mis-
sion to Israel, they became even
more committed to Israel, and to
help improve the life of Jews local-
ly as well. Helene devotes
boundless efforts in her current
position as assistant executive-
director of the Federation.
The cost of the dinner is $30 per
person. More information can be
obtained by calling the Bond Of-
fice at 368-9221.
An Eye Opener ...
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there, and in Temple Emeth here. 5 fe5^il?I?tod to UJA"
He has been active in the Cam- before movti m ^T*
paign as cowman of his area in S IslaX^Q^/i'0"^ fT
Palm Greens. A member of the Sed a SucrPS" ^T he
Federation's Board of Directors, SujA toSSS J "* Fedf ?"
Karpen has also served on the Sole eSSSS ff01"?1^ ^
Super Sunday Cabinet for the in Del ray P Slna'
past three years, in charge of M.
refreshments. Michael Mortman, formerly of
Morn, W Morri, %EJlSZ$Z
member of the Family Division's mun;tv C(knt.r th:, j u
cabinet and a Board member of CL active SSLfi *f
the Federation, joins the Super fwLJgL*6?? member 2,f the
Sunday Cabinet this year as chaTr- here^Svin^on ?** ETl
man of volunteers Morris has E? Cabmet for S fe Sun"
been active in the Palm Greens t&S^T^ "S$h Tn
campaign for several years, just Karpen on refreshment
Irma Revesman, joining the
Cabinet for the first time this
year, came to South County from
Lexington, Kentucky. She was ac-
tive in the Jewish community
there, serving on the Super Sun-
day Cabinet and as donor chair-
woman for Hadassah. She will be
in charge of the card-room
organization.
Stanly Revesman, Irma's hus-
band, was active in the Central
Kentucky Jewish Association, in
B'nai B'rith, in Jewish education
and in the JCC in Binghamton,
N.Y. He will serve this year as
associate chairman for backroom
and logistics.
Craig Richman, vice chairman
of the new Young Leadership
Division, will be joining the
Cabinet as associate chairman in
charge of corporate development
he will work to recruit corpora-
tions and businesses as sponsors
of a telephone on Super Sunday.
Craig is an insurance executive
and financial consultant, who
helped form the Young Leader-
ship Division last year.
The Super Sunday Cabinet is
still seeking a suitable associate
chairperson for youth, to work
with the many teenagers who play
an important role in the Super
Sunday campaign. Registration of
volunteers will be announced
shortly.
Perspective: Israel's New Navy
The Israeli Navy hopes to begin
receiving the first of its new
generation of major ships early in
the 1990's, with delivery com-
pleted by the middle of the
decade, according to a source
familiar with long-range planning.
The modernization program is ex-
pected to include three of the
newly-developed Dolphin class
submarines and a larger number
of new missile boats.
Stories in the Israeli press
recently noted that U.S. and
Israeli representatives have been
discussing the plans and
American financial backing. Con-
struction of the conventionally-
powered submarines will take
place in Haifa after investment in
the shipyards there by U.S. firms.
Modernization of the navy has a
high priority because of Israel's
115-mile long Mediterranean
coast, several large-scale at-
tempts by terrorists to infiltrate
by sea in 1985 and the continued
growth of Arab naval forces. One
knowledgeable source explained
that with today's accurate high-
explosive naval munitions and the
concentration of most of Israel's
population and industry along the
narrow strip from Nahariya in the
north to Ashkelon in the south,
"the shoreline is the soft
underbelly." In addition, "Syria,
Egypt, Libya and Saudi Arabia
are building strong navies. The
amounts of ships and armament
they have is frightening."
The Israeli navy includes about
80 combat vessels, most of them
fast-attack missile boats and
smaller coastal patrol ships and
three small yet capable British-
built diesel submarines. But the
subs are nearly 10 years old and in
another decade will have to be
replaced. The subs and missile
l>oats defend against possible at-
tack by hostile navies; the patrol
l>oats' primary mission is to pre-
vent terorrist infiltration. The two
objectives conflict because daily
anti-terrorist patrols take training
time and resources away from
maintaining readiness against
conventional attacks.
Israel cannot compete with
potential adversaries in numbers
of combat vessels; it must,
therefore, concentrate on building
highly advanced craft. A Defense
Week report said the new class of
missile boats "bristles with elec-
tronic warfare and combat
equipment."
Cost of the submarine package
was estimated at approximately
$400 million in mid-1985, the
missile boats at about $100 million
each. Unlike the submarines, the
missile boats will be constructed
m the United States. Those
presently in service carry the
sophisticated Israeli-built Gabriel
and American Harpoon ship-to-
ship missiles.
The navy's 6,600 personnel -
plus another 5,000 reserves on
mobilization make it the
smallest of Israel's armed ser-
vices. However, no one argues
any more as to whether the coun-
!r> needs a navy, let alone a
^'I'liisticated one. "The sea is still
the only fairly open border...
land) you have to remember that
mow than 95 percent of Israel's
imports and exports go by sea."
said one authority."
Israel's original navy, compris-
ed of old ships used in the post-
World War II immigration, was
succeeded in the early 1950's by a
few hand-me-down British
destroyers and frigates. But these
proved too vulnerable and too few
for Israel's special needs. So in
the 1960*s the shift began to fast
small patrol and missile boats.
In general, good relations
prevail between the U.S. and
Israeli navies. American sailors in
uniform are well received in
Haifa, which is not the case in
some other Mediterranean ports.
Cooperation between the two ser-
vices runs from repairs by the
Haifa shipyards on U.S. Sixth
Fleet vessels to joint exercises
and information sharing
especially valuable to Washington
in view of the Soviet naval buildup
in the Mediterranean after the
1973 Yom Kippur War.
(Eric Rozenman
East Report.)
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Nathan Herman, Ben Karpen, Katie Broock. Not pictured:
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Anti-Semitism
Adds to Bitterness of Bank Dispute
By DAVID KANTOR
BONN (JTA) An
anti-Semitic canard by a
ranking member of the
Christian Social Union
(CSU), the Bavarian sister-
party of Chancellor Helmut
Kohl's ruling Christian
Democratic Union (CDU),
has added to the bitterness
surrounding Jewish efforts
to get the Deutsche Bank to
honor a reparations agree-
ment reached last year with
a company the bank recent-
ly took over.
Hermann Fellner, who heads
the Home Affairs Committee of
the CSU's Bundestag faction,
made clear that he thinks there is
neither legal nor moral obligation
for Deutsche Bank, West Ger-
many's largest bank, to pay
reparations to former Jewish
slave laborers used by major Ger-
man industries during World War
II.
HE ADDED in an interview
this week, that the claim on the
Deutsche Bank "creates the im-
pression that Jews are quick to
show up whenever money jingles
in German cashboxes.
His remarks infuriated the
Jewish community and drew the
ire of other Bundestag factions.
The Free Democractic Party
(FDP), a junior partner in Kohl's
B'nai Mttzvah
David Taub
DAVID TAUB
On Saturday, Jan. 25, David
Taub, son of Ronna and Dr. Marc
Taub, will be called to the Torah at
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton as
a Bar-Mitzvah.
As an ongoing Temple project
he will be "twinning" with Emil
Guberman of the Soviet Union.
David is a 7th Grade student at
Pine Crest School and attends the
Temple Beth El Religious School.
David belongs to the Temple
Youth Group and blew Shofar at
the Temple Family Service.
Family members sharing in the
simcha are his sister, Emily; and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hy
Taub of Pompano Beach and Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Alt of Delray
Beach. Dr. and Mrs. Taub will
host a Kiddush in David's honor
Tara Leder
following Shabbat Morning
Services.
TARA LEDER
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Tara
Beth Leder, daughter of Rhonnie
and Dr. Samuel Leder, will be call-
ed to the Torah at Temple Beth El
as a Bat-Mitzvah.
As an ongoing Temple project
Tara will be "twinning" with
Helen Shtein of the Soviet Union.
Tara is an 7th grade student at
Potomac School and attends the
Temple Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in the
simcha are her brothers, Sean and
Joshua; and her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Grusky of
Fort Lauderdale, and Mrs. Mollie
Leder of Coconut Creek. Dr. and
Mrs. Leder will host a Kiddush in
Tara's honor following Havdalah
Services.
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coalition, demanded Fellner's
remarks. The opposition Social
Democratic Party (SPD) accused
the Bavarian rightwineer of ap-
pealing to anti-Semitic prejudice
that sullied the memory of slave
laborers who died during the Nazi
regime.
The influential Frankfurter
Rundschau charged in an editorial
that Fellner was creating anti-
Semitic stereotypes for the
younger generation of Germans.
But Fellner stood by his remarks,
insisting it was "permissible for a
politician of my generation to
speak out on such issues."
HE EXHORTED Jews to be
"more sensitive" to the feelings of
Germans and warned that if
reparations were to be paid by
firms perceived to be successors
to those that used slave labor in
Word War II it would trigger a
wave of such claims.
The Deutsche Bank became in-
volved when it recently purchased
the Friedrich Flick group of com-
panies. The Flick group's holdings
included Dynamit-Nobel, whose
munitions and explosives factories
employed large numbers of
Jewish concentration camp in-
mates who worked under brutal
and dangerous conditions.
The Conference of Jewish
Material Claims Against Ger-
many, after prolonged negotia-
tions, reached an agreement with
Flick to provide 5-8 million Marks
in a one-time payment ot the sur-
viving claimants. The commit-
ment was not honored and
Deutsche Bank has refused even
to open negotiations.
ACCORDING TO its board
chairman, if there is a problem "it
is not ours but that of Mr. Flick,"
the former owner of the private
holding company.
I^ast month Rabbi Israel Miller,
president of the Claims Con-
ference, called on Deutsche Bank
to "follow the example of several
leading German firms such as
Krupp, I.G. Farben, Siemens, and
others who, some years ago,
reached settlements with the
Claims Conference acting on
behalf of surviving claimants."
Chemistry
Prizes Go To
2 Scientists
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
Wolf Foundation prize for
chemistry ibr 1986 is to be shared
by research scientists from the
U.S. and Switzerland, the Foun-
dation announced here last week,
in the first report on the
prestigious prizes for this year.
Prof. Elias James Corey, of
Harvard University, and Prof.
Albert Eschenmoser, of the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology in
Zurich, will share the $100,000
award. Eschenmoser is the first
Swiss recipient of the Wolf Prize.
They are being honored for
their outstanding research on the
synthesis, stereochemistry and
reaction mechanisms for the for-
mation of complex natural pro-
ducts, especially Vitamin B-12,
the announcement said.
The $12 million Wolf Founda-
tion was established in 1976 by
German-born Dr. Ricardo Wolf
who worked and lived for many
years in Cuba, which he
represented as Ambassador to
Israel, staying on here after his
friend, Fidel Castro, became the
Cuban leader. Wolf died in 1981.
The Israeli Minister of Educa-
tion and Culture serves as chair-
man of the Wolf Foundation
Council, and the prizes are award-
ed to the laureates by the Israeli
President at a May ceremony in
the Knesset.
Former Judge and State Department legal adviser Abraham
Sofaer, (center) leaving the office of Foreign Ministry Deputy
Director General Hanan Bar-On (left). Sofaer is head of the seven-
member American delegation who were in Israel to question
Israeli officials about the Pollard espionage affair.
Shabbat Shira, 15 Sh'vat, 5746
(Tu BiSh'vat)
Weekly Sidrah Beshalah
Candlelighting 5:38 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 6:47 p.m.
Religious Directory
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary School
Cafeteria, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv, call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
CONGREGATION BETH AMI
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Levis JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton; Friday
evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hershman.
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161.


Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
In The Synagogues
(kfr ?tt:) h^T* Birkner fBe^-Ami, Sam Birkner with
theTvrah from Chicago, andRoibiNathanZelizerof C^g]S-
A Torah is Loaned
From Chicago to Boca
A special Friday Night service
was held recently by Congrega-
tion Beth-Ami of Boca Raton to
honor a Torah Scroll loaned by the
Lawn Manor Beth Jacob Con-
gregation of Chicago, 111.
Howard Schultz, chairman of
the Ritual Committee, related the
short history of the young Con-
gregation to the 150 assembled,
telling of the difficulties en-
countered in obtaining a Sefer
Torah. Temples in over seven
states were contacted, and even
one in London, England was call-
ed upon.
Larry Birkner, a member of the
congregation and a native of
Chicago, called on his father, Sam
Birkner, president of Lawn
Manor Beth Jacob Congregation,
and arranged to get the Torah on
a two-year loan.
Attending the service were 20
guest couples from the Chicago
congregation, including Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Birkner.
World Leading Cantor, 80,
Feted By B'nai Torah
One of the world's greatest can-
tors will be honored at a cantorial
concert to be held at B'nai Torah
Congregation on Sunday, Feb. 9,
at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will honor Cantor
Moshe Ganchoff on the occasion of
his 80th birthday, and will
feature, beside Ganchoff himself,
Cantors Shabtai Ackerman of
Beth Israel of Deerfield, Jacob
Mendelson of New York, Donald
Roberts of B'nai Torah, Barbara
Roberts of Coconut Creek, and
Marty Rosen of Temple Beth El.
Jack Baras will accompany.
The concert will conclude a
weekend through which Cantor
Ganchoff will be the congrega-
tion's guest, including a Sabbath
Luncheon after the services on
Saturday morning.
Cantor Ganchoff came to the
U.S. at the age of nine from his
native Odessa, in the Ukraine. He
sang in choirs, and the unusual
quality of his voice caught the at-
tention of leading cantors, in-
cluding that of Ariah Laib Rut-
man, who became his mentor. He
was raised to the status of cantor
by his teens, and by age 21 was
given his full cantorial
assignment.
Through Columbia Records and
weekly radio shows, his voice
became familiar to American
Jewry and world-wide. He made a
name for himself not only as can-
tor, but in secular music as well,
and was the only cantor to appear
as soloist at the First Interna-
tional Congress of Jewish Music,
held in Paris. He also appeared
with acclaim in the Israel Music
Festival. Ganchoff was the
leading cantor at Grossinger's
Hotel in the Catskillr, for 22 years,
during that institution's heyday.
He has also appeared throughout
South America and in Canada.
The preparation of the concert
was made possible through the
dedicated labors of its chairman,
Don Maslov, for whom this has
Cantor Moshe Ganchoff
been a labor of love. Tickets, at $6
(general seating) may be obtained
through the synagogue call
392-8566.
BETH-AMI
A limited number of
choice reserved seats is
available for the production,
"Babes in Arms' which
will be presented at the
Florida Atlantic University
Theatre on Wednesday,
Feb. 12, at 8 p.m.
Congregation Beth-Ami
of Boca Raton invites its
members and friends to con-
tact E. Polland, (482-5765)
for ticket information.
BETH SHALOM
Temple Beth Shalom
Sisterhood will have their
next regular meeting on
Monday, Jan. 27 at 10:30
a.m. in the Administration
Building. An interesting
Local Club&
Organization News
program will be presented.
Boutique and refreshments
to be enjoyed.
TEMPLE EMETH
Temple Emeth
Brotherhood will sponsor a
Breakfast meeting Sunday,
Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m. at Temple
Emeth, 5780 West Atlantic
Ave. Entertainment by
Harold Rosen and his 12
Banjo Players.
TEMPLE SINAI
Temple Sinai: on Tues-
day.Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Father John Finnegan,
member of the faculty of St.
Vincent de Paul Roman
Catholic Seminary, Boynton
Beach, will be the speaker.
On Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.
Dr. Robert Chazan will be the
speaker at Temple Sinai of Delray
Beach, the third program in the
Guest Lecture Series.
Dr. Chazan is a noted authority
on medieval history, Professor of
History and director of the Center
for Jewish Studies, Queens Col-
lege, Dr. Chazan is an ordained
Rabbi, Jewish Theological
Seminary, and the recipient of
many academic honors. He is the
author of many major publications
on Medieval Jewry and modern
Jewish history.
The subject of Dr. Chazan's lec-
ture will be: "Historic Relations
between the Church and the
Jews."
Tickets of admission are $5 per
person payable at the door. Call
the Temple office 276-6161 for ad-
ditional information.
Sisterhood of Temple Sinai will
meet Monday, Jan. 26, noon at
Temple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic
Avenue, Delray Beach. Jack
Polinsky will speak on "Jewish
Pride." Members and friends
welcome. For information contact
Adele Agin, 499-6338.
Sisterhood Temple Sinai
presents "Rainbow II Roaring
20's" lively musical show Sunday,
Feb. 2, 8 p.m. at Temple Sinai,
2475 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray
Beach. Donation $3 per person.
Contact Ruth Zellea, 499-7837 or
Shirley Feingold, 499-2530.
Obituaries
CHATZKY
Samuel, 100, of Bocm Raton, was originally
from Rumania. He is survived by his son Dr.
Emanuel Chatzky, sister Frieda Albert, five
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
(Beth-Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel.
CROWN
Laura. 79. of Kings Point. Delray Beach,
was originally from New York. She is sur
rived by her sons Frederick, Ronald and
Barry; daughter Maxine Rieger: sisiters
Shirley Kreichman and Augusta Mogull and
13 grandchildren (Beth Israel Rubin
Memorial Chapel).
GOLDSTEIN
Sam. 73, of Kings Point. Delray Beach, was
originally from New York. He is survived by
his wife Lillian, son Howard; daughter
Judith; brother Milton; sisters, Gussie We
ingarden. Kitty Schwarti, Mary Paikoff,
Norma Greenberg and six grandchildren.
(Beth-Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel).
Liebman
Leo, 78. of Century Village. Boca Raton,
was originally from New York. He is surviv-
ed by his wife Frances, sons David aM Paul
and two grandchildren (Beth-Israel Rubin
Memorial Chapel).
Steismaa
Joseph, 73, of High Point West. Delray
Beach, was originally from New York. He is
survived by his wife Evelyn, sisters Lillian
Epstein and Evelyn Ellenbogan. (Beth
Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel).
SUMNER
Judith. 63. of Camelot Village, Delray
Beach, was originally from New York She
is survivied by her husband Oscar, son
Howard; daughter Susan Kornstein and two
Sandchildren. (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
fiapel).
HADASSAH
Hadaasah Boca Aviva Chapter
will hold a combined membership
and Associates meeting Wednes-
day, Jan. 29, noon at B'nai Torah
Congregation, 1401 NW 4th Ave.
Two skits will be presented.
Guests are invited.
B'NAI B'RITH
Delray Lodge B'nai B'rith
presents Mr. Jerome M. Kiewe,
assistant regional director of
BBYO at the American Savings
and Loan 6646 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach on Jan. 27 at 10
a.m. He will deliver a lecture on
the activities of cults and drug
abuse as it relates to BBYO, the
youth movement of B'nai B'rith.
Questions from those in atten-
dance will be vigorously solicited.
A collation will follow. For more
additional information call Bob
Morrison 398-8748.
B'rith Women Integrity Coun-
cil will hold its second annual
'Outreach 2" educational and
orientation program on Wednes-
day, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. for
breakfast, film, and presentations
by experts in various fields. The
program will be held at Temple
Anshei Shalom on West Atlantic
Ave. in Delray Beach. In atten-
dance will be the honorable Mayor
Doak Campbell of Delray Beach,
Representative Eleanor
Weinstock, Representative
Steven Press, past International
B'nai B'rith Women President
Matilda Sims and many more
dignitaries who support the
organization. Mr. Harvey
Grossman of South County Jewish
Federation will moderate while
Mrs. Mickey Gelman chairs.
For further information call
Mickey. 941-1671.
PIONEER
Pioneer Women Zipporah
Club will hold their next meeting,
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m. in
the American Savings Bank,
Delray. New members are
welcome. Call 499-1789.
Refreshments will be served.
NCJW WELCOMES
NEW MEMBERS
The Boca-Delray Section of the
National Council of Jewish
Women will welcome prospective
members at a new member coffee
to be held Wednesday evening,
Jan. 29, at 8 p.m., at a member's
home.
Anyone interested in NCJW is
cordially invited to attend this cof-
fee. For further information,
please call: 994-1740.
WOMEN'S
AMERICAN ORT
Boca Highland Chapter
invites all to attend the par-
ty/luncheon celebrating
their exciting one-year-old
birthday. Festivities will be
held in the Boca Teeca Club
Auditorium, Second Avenue
and Yamato Road, Thurs-
day, Jan. 30, at noon. Pro-
gram for the afternoon will
inlude a stimulating book
review presented by Kay
Freedman. For those
wishing to stay and play a
card-room will be available
after the party for whatever
game they enjoy. Contribu-
tion $5. For further infor-
mation and reservations call
Edith Landau 276-0080, or
Mickey Glazer 278-0848.
Appeasement Redux
Continued from Page 4
this new, "moderate" Colonel
Khadafy that Europe is about to
hail.
It is a measure of how much can
realistically be expected from
Europe that no one seems to find
it strange, let alone shocking, that
its democracies could find nothing
objectionable, or perhaps even
noticeable, in approval for ter-
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against a democracy not in
Europe. The more that continent
has changed since the 1930s, the
more it seems to have remained
the craven, self-destructive same.
On thij subject it seems incapable
of being taught not even by a
catastrophic world war, let alone
an airport massacre or two.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday. January 24, 1986
Moon Birth
By J. PFEFFER
The previous article, "New
Moon Day," dealt with the role of
the "Molad"'fixing the new day of
the month in our calendar; the im-
portance of accuracy in
calculating the time of the
"Molad"; and the time variance
between the "Molad" and true
moonbirth. This article attempts
to show reasons for the variance
between the Molad and true or ac-
tual moonbirth, also the affect of
employing the actual moonbirth in
establishing the day of Rosh
Hashanah.
(I am not suggesting that the
time of true moonbirth be used
I only want to see if there would
be any change in calendar dating
by use of the actual moon birth.)
The Molad is the moment that
the sun and moon would have the
same longitude (E-W) if both
bodies moved uniformly. The time
of the Molad (as the time of true
Moon Birth) is ascertained by the
rate of motion and the position of
the two bodies. The time of the
Molad is fixed by a regular rate of
movement of the two bodies, and
is consistent in their respective
paths. But the true moon-birth
time is contingent on the irregular
rate of motion of both the sun and
moon. The sun and moon move
more rapidly during some por-
tions of their respective orbits
than in others.
In the case of the Molad the
supposition is that the diameter of
the sun is constant throughout the
year. However, it is, in fact,
larger in some parts of the year
than in others.
Therefore, the sun is at dif-
ferent distances from the earth at
different times of the year. Its
distance from the earth is greater
when the diameter of the sun is
smaller.
The sun and moon's motion, as
projected upon the sphere of the
Zodiac, may be either faster or
slower today than yesterday or
tomorrow. We call the uniform
motion of the sun and moon in its
own sphere its mean motion.
However, the motion, projected
upon the sphere, which is
sometimes more rapid and
sometimes slower, is called the
true position of the sun and moon.
The sun's mean position
changes at the rate of 59 minutes
and 8.33 seconds (60 minutes
equals 1 degree) in a day and
makes its course (360 degrees) in
one year. Its true position changes
irregularly about the mean 59
minutes 8.33 seconds per day.
The moon has two kinds of mean
motion. The moon rotates in a
small sphere and has its own mo-
tion, as it rotates around the large
sphere. The overall mean motion
of the moon is 13 degrees, 10
minutes and 35 seconds per day,
or about 13 times as fast as the
motion of the sun.
The moon makes a complete
revolution of the heavens (or a
complete orbit of 360 degrees) in
relation to the Equinox, in 27
days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 4.7
seconds a "tropical month."
The sun and moon travel in same
direction, West to East, with
separation of the two bodies of 12
degrees, 11 minutes and 26.7
seconds each day. When the
centers of the two bodies coincide,
that moment is the Molad. These
are average times of motion of the
sun and moon.
Since neither the sun's or
moon's rate of motion is uniform,
the interval between two con-
secutive actual moon births is the
length of a lunation, called synodic
month not a constant interval
but varies within a few hours
about a mean of 29 days 12 hours,
44 minutes and 31/3 second (1
helek).
The Talmudic Rabbis recogniz-
ed the variation of the synodic
month (Rosh Hashanah 25a). To-
day, we do not concern ourselves
with the true moon birth, but only
with the mean moon birth, the
Molad If the time of Molad for a
given month is known, the Molad
for any subsequent or previous
month may easily be calculated.
I examined when Rosh
Hashanah was to occur for each of
the years 1980 up to and including
1992. For each of the years ex-
amined, Molad Tishrei was corn-
pared with the time of true moon
birth for Tishrei. Rosh Hashanah
was ascertained for the true moon
birth, and compared with the day
of Rosh Hashanah that we
celebrate.
It was fount! that on all years
except 1981 Rosh Hashanah
ascertained from true moon birth
time was the same as Rosh
Hashanah we celebrate. In 1981,
Molad Tishrei was Monday, 8
p.m., 44 minutes and 3 halakim
(Jerusalem time), and the true
moon birth time was 6 hours, 29
minutes (Jerusalem time). Rosh
Hashanah ascertained from true
moon birth was Monday, whereas
Rosh Hashanah celebrated as
established from the Molad was
Tuesday (Sept. 29). As long as the
time of Molad or true moon birth
occurs at less than 18 hours or
by 12 noon then by law Rosh
Hashanah is on the same day.
(There are exceptions). Note that
since the new day is taken to start
at 6 p.m. of the previous evening
(0 hour), "18 hours" means noon.
What effect does this have on
calendar dating for 1981? The
first day of Passover was Sunday.
By use of Monday as the first day
Rosh Hashanah, Passover would
have been on Saturday. Ninenteen
eighty-one was a leap year, with
384 days. Using Monday for Rosh
Hashanah the lead year would be
full, with 385 days. (Leap year can
have 383, 384 or 385 days.) Rosh
Hashanah the following year
(1982) was on Saturday, whereas
with using true moon birth to
establish Rosh Hashanah for
1981. the following year (1982),
Rosh Hashanah would have been
on Monday.
Use of true moon birth in ascer-
taining Rosh Hashanah would still
comply with the Mosaic Lunar
Law, "When the sanhedrin are no
longer in existence, to ascertain
by calculation and to establish by
proclamation the day on which
each month of the year begins."
We continue to use Molad time to
establish calendar dating because
it is ancestral custom, and it does
comply with the Mosaic Lunar
Law.
The accompanying table shows
Rosh Hashanah day, for each of
the 13 years: Year of examination;
Col. 2 time of Molad Tishrei; Col.
3 Rosh Hashanah as established
by use of the Molad Tishrei; Col. 4
time of Molad Tishrei; Rosh
Hashanah as established by use of
the Molad Tishrei; Time of true
moon birth in Greenwich time
(add 2 hours, 20 minute to Green-
wich time to get Jerusalem time);
and Rosh Hashanah as fixed using
true moon birth:
Annual Bargainata
NCJW South Point
Once again the Bargainata
comes to the Boca/Delray Area.
This annual thrift-shop sale of
new and nearly new merchandise
is the primary fund-raising event
of the South Point Section of the
National Council of Jewish
Women. Funds raised are used to
maintain and increase services in
the local community, such as an-
nual contributions to The Haven,
the home for abused children, and
for regular visitations to local nur-
sing homes.
In 1986, the Bargainata will
have some differences. As the
result of the generousity of Allen
Miller, leasing director of the
Shoppes of Congress Square, with
the assistance of Patrick Lamb,
operations director, the usual one-
week sale period will be extended,
beginnnig Jan. 28.
Mr. Miller has donated a prime
spot of 1500 square feet, newly
painted and conveniently located
at 2147 West Atlantic Avenue, at
the corner of Congress and Atlan-
tic Avenues, in Delray. This will
enable the South Point Section to
facilitate, display, and increase
the quantity of merchandise.
As heretofore, merchants from
the Miami Merchandise Mart,
from Deerfield, Boca Raton, and
Delray have donated new, high
quality items of clothing for the
entire family, accessories, bric-a-
brac, art work, etc. Members and
friends continue to provide items
in new and nearly new condition.
"There will be no rummage," pro-
mises Ruthe Aronoff, VP, Ways
and Means, and Pearl Gisser,
Chairperson.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
daily except Saturdays.
Year Molad Tiahrei Roah Hashanah Tme Moon Birth Roah Hashanah by True Moon Birth same as Col. 3 Mon. Sept. 28 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3 same as Col. 3
1980 Tues./ll p.m., 11m. 8 ch Thurs., Sept. 11 TuesVlO a.m.. lm
1981 Mon./8 p.m.. 44m, 3 ch Tues.. Sept. 29 Mon./4 a m., 8m
1982 Sat./5 a.m., 32m. 15 ch Sat., Sept. 18 Fri./12 noon. 10m
1983 Wed./2 p.m., 21m, 9 ch Thurs., Sept. 8 Wed./2 a.m., 36m
1984 1985 Tues./ll a.m., 54m, 4 ch Sat./8 p.m., 42m, 16 ch Thurs.. Sept. 27 Mon. Sept. 16 Tues./3 a.m., 12m S*t./7 p.m., 12m
1986 Fri./6p.m 15m, 11 ch Sat. Oct. 4 Fri./6 p.m., 55m
1987 1988 Wed/3 a.m 4m, 5 ch Sun/11 am., 52m. 17 ch Thurs., Sept. 24 Mon., Sept. 12 Wed./3 a.m., 9m Sun./4 a.m., 51m
1989 1990 Sat./9 a-m., 25m. 12 ch Wed/6 p.m.. 14m. 6 ch Sat, Sept. 30 Thurs., Sept. 20 Fri./9 p.m., 48m Wed./OH. 47m
1991 1992 Mon./3 a.m., 3m, 0 ch SunTMidnight, 35m, 13 ch Mon. Sept. 9 Mon. Sept. 28 Sun./ll a-m.. 2m Sat/10 a.m., 41m
Year 1984 is Thursday, Sept. 27 (postpon
ed 2 days from Tues. to Thursday).
The true moon birth is Tues. 3 a.m. 11
min. Ephemeris Time (add 2 hrs. 20 min. to
get Jerusalem time). If this time (Tues. 3
a.m. 11 min.) was in Jerusalem time then
R.H. would not be postponed and would fall
on Tuesday.
To read the above: the Umes are given in
hours, minutes and halakim. 12 a.m. is Mid-
night. Rosh Hashanah for 1984 was Thurs-
day, Sept. 27, postponed two days from
Tuesday. If the True Moon Birth occurs bet-
ween 3 a.m., 11 minutes and noon, Rosh
Hashanah is postponed two days. If it occurs
at noon or later, it would normally be
postponed one day, but since it cannot occur
on Wednesday, it would be postponed to
Thursday in any case.
The true moon birth for Tishrei, 1984 was
Tuesday, 3 a.m., 12 minutes Ephemeris
time. To get Jerusalem time, add 2 hours
and 20 minutes. If the time were 3 a.m., 11
minutes or earlier, it would fall on Tuesday.
The Pioneers of Yahel
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recitals of prayers and the chan-
ting of hymns. The voices are
earnest, and unexpectedly
tuneful; the atmosphere
devout. (Even this committed
agnostic finds the religious aura
affecting)
Then, everybody converges in
the dining hall, likewise scrubbed
and shining for the Sabbath. On
this night, cafeteria is out din-
ing is in. Formica table-tops are
now linen-laden, and bear loaves
of freshly baked hallah and
sacramental wine. A traditional
shabbat dinner is served, family
style, with pauses for the brachot.
After dinner, groups gather
outside on the paved patio in
animated conversation, halted by
loud-speakers emitting the first
sounds of a stream of Israeli and
foreign folk dances. Dan Hachen,
a multi-talented professional folk
dancer, leads them in an ecstatic
whirl through the increasingly in-
tricate dance patterns, in the
glowing light of a luminous, (and
surely) quizzical moon ...
These flushed dancers have
made the desert bloom. "Made the
desert bloom" the phrase trips
off the tongue with deceptive
ease. The desert is not readily
tamed. Trhoughout recorded
history, where the sands en-
croach, starvation follows, and
civilizations die.
Save for Israel, where the
sterile sands have been forced to
yield high-quality crops. Israel
showed the world the miracle of
drip irrigation. How to water and
fertilize sand-sown plants with
mere droplets of HzO and fer-
tilizer. And how to fight the im-
placable desert for its caches of
water and win.
At YAHEL, that was an epic
battle. Wells were drilled down in-
to the earth's crust for meter
after discouraging meter of nu-
bian sandstone. The oil rigs (re-
quired for the purpose) had to
penetrate to a depth of a whole
kilometer before the desert ceded
its secret waters. It turned into a
pyrrhic victory .
The water liquified the sand-
stone. The freed sand collapsed
the bores, and clogged the filters,
putting intolerable strains on the
pumps. Then, a startlingly high
proportion of pure iron in the
water without precedent in
Israel recrystallized the sand,
which promptly sealed up the
drip-holes in the irrigation hoses.
Disaster.
The Kibutz appealed to the Na-
tional Water Administration, *
(TAHAL) for help. TAHAL
engineers designated systems for
treating the iron-saturated water
with permanganates, and for
aerating and the oxydizing now
separated metal. Then they
designed a plant for the specific
purpose of filtering out the rusts,
and the sands the Negev's total
annual rainfall is a mere one-and-
a-half inches. But YAHEL's crops
don't thirst now; they thrive!
Alas, however, in the modern
world, thriving agriculture rarely
makes for a successful economy.
Production costs are too high;
competition, too fierce; profits
margins, too low. YAHEL finds
itself, after all the struggle and all
the victories, in the same
economic bind as do most ."arming
communities everywhere.
(There's no OPEC for oranges.)
YAHEL requires some sup-
plementing industry to make it.
substantial economies in custom
duties and shipping costs. In addi-
tion, Israel is a preferred Pen-
tagon supplier, as much for its
highly respected quality stan-
dards, as for its close military and
political ties with the U.S.A.
and its Most Favored Nation
status.
There's a mighty mitzva
awaiting some caring, enterprise-
wise entrepreneur. Hadas Levin,
in charge of the industry search
for the Kibbutz, will welcome pre-
ferred proposals, or ideas, with
gratitude.
His address: KIBBUTZ
YAHEL, D.N. Hevel Eilot 88850,
Israel, Telex 361210 (Negev IL).
And his appreciation will be
echoed by the rest of the truly
remarkable young men and
women at YAHEL, all true
modern-day pioneers.
Israel, Britain May Soon Sign
Joint $50 Million Research Fund
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel and Britain may soon
set up a $50 million joint research fund for scientific
research.
Sir David Phillips, chairman of the advisory board of
the British Research Councils, the British government's
foremost science adviser, said here that he would "warmly
recommend" increasing Britain's scientific cooperation
with Israel.
HE TOLD Israel's Minister of Science and Develop-
ment, Gideon Patt, that his government's reply to the pro-
posed joint research fund could be expected "within a
week." Until now, Anglo-Israeli scientific cooperation has
been limited to exchange visits by several scientists each
year.
Nothing grandiose. A product
or service that can be started up
with supporting technology, by a
cadre of a dozen to a dozen-and-a-
half bright, talented, dedicated
workers a readily augmentable
force.
YAHEL will capitalize any ac-
ceptable proposition, and bring to
it decidedly tempting competitive
advantages: First, the unusual
character of its work force. A high
percentage of them are university
graduates, and technically train-
ed. All are bright and utterly
committed. Yet this skillful labor
costs out at a low $5 per hour, in-
cluding all benefits.
YAHEL's membership in, and
close access to, the European
Common Market means further