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ONE DREAM ... ONE PEOPLE ... ONE DESTINY
w^ The Jewish ^ y
FloridiaN
of South County
Volumes Number 12
Serving Boca Raton. Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, March 21,1986
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Price 35 Cents
Inside
Likud Disarray... paga 2
Paul Greenberg ... paga 5
Bikers Advice... paga 7
Purimlnfo.. .paga 13
ADL, AJCom. Hot
Over Farmers' Bias
By KEVIN FREEMAN
NEWYORK-(JTA)-A
claim by the Anti-Defa-
mation League of B'nai
John Demjanjuk, alleged Nazi war criminal, is escorted under
heavy guard to the Russian Compound Police Headquarters in
Jerusalem. Jerusalem '$ Magistrates Court Judge Aharon Simhi
extended Demjanjuk's remand for 15 days.
Demjanjuk Faces Death
as Penalty for Deeds
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The 1950 "Nazis and Nazi
Collaborators (Punishment)
Law" will be the basis for
the trial of John Demjanjuk,
the Ukrainian-born former
U.S. citizen extradited to
Israel. The law provides the
death penalty and spells out
in detail the crimes for
which it can be imposed.
Demjanjuk, a retired auto
worker from Cleveland, Ohio, was
stripped of his American citizen-
ship on the basis of overwhelming
evidence that he served as a guard
at the Treblinka death camp in
Nazi-occupied Poland during
World War II where he was
known by inmates as "Ivan the
Terrible" because of his extraor-
dinary brutality.
He is also alleged to have per-
sonally operated the gas
chambers, where hundreds of
thousands of Jews were
murdered.
THE 1950 LAW identifies as a
Nazi or Nazi collaborator a person
who committed specific crimes
against the Jewish people, any act
constituting crimes against
humanity and any act constituting
war crimes. The law carefully
defines each category:
"Crimes against the Jewish peo-
ple means any of the following
acts committed with intent to
destroy the Jewish people in wh-
ole or in part: 1) Killing Jews.
2) Causing serious bodily or men-
tal harm to Jews. 3) Placing Jews
in living conditions calculated to
bring about their physical destruc-
tion. 4) Imposing measures in-
tended to prevent births among
Jews. 5) Forcibly transferring
Jewish children to another na-
tional or religious group.
Continued on Page 14
B'rith, based on a telephone
survey, that reports of
growing anti-Semitism in
the American Farm Belt
have been" grossly exag-
gerated" is being challeng-
ed by two American Jewish
Committee officials and the
head of an independent
group monitoring extremist
activities in the Midwest.
The ADL, based on a survey of
600 persons in Iowa and Nebraska
conducted Jan. 23-24 by Louis
Harris and Associates, concluded
that far-right extremist groups
that seek to stir up anti-Semitism
by exploiting the farm crisis
"have failed in their mission."
"The results clearly show that the
American farmer, although hard
hit economically, is decidedly not
as vulnerable to bigotry as those
who shrilly cry wolf about anti-
Semitism would have us believe,
sai-1 Nathan f'erlmutter. ADL na-
tional director.
WHILE NOT disputing the
stical data drawn from the
survey -- that ;iU>ut one in four of
the respondents revealed anti-
Semitic sentiments Rabbi
James Rudin, interreligious af-
fairs director of the AJC, said, "I
draw very little comfort when one
out of four farmers responded
with anti-Semitic sentiments."
In a telephone interview with
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
Rudin said, "I draw no comfort
from the survey and neither do I
think the Jewish community
should." Rudin has made several
fact-finding trips to the Midwest,
meeting with farmers and re-
ligious leaders.
Similar sentiments were ex-
pressed by Leonard Zeskind,
research director of the Center
for Democratic Renewal, an
Atlanta-based organization that
has monitored anti-Semitic and
extremist groups in the Farm
Belt, and which has also been the
source of much information for
concerned Jewish groups.
IN A 10-page report issued last
year, Zeskin reported that while
exact numbers on the various ex
tremist organizational efforts do
not exist, "it is estimated that the
racist and anti-Semitic movement
lias between 2,000 and 5,000 hard
Continued on Page 14
Nathan Perlmutter
Rabbi James Rudin
Waldheim Blocked Info On Nazis to U.S.
YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) -
The World Jewish Congress
has charged that Kurt
Waldheim, when he was
Secretary General of the
United Nations in 1980,
blocked access to UN
documents and files on Nazi
war criminals by an agency
of the U.S. Justice Depart-
ment investigating Nazi war
criminals.
Israel Singer, secretary general
of the WJC, told a press con-
ference at the Halloran Hotel that
the UN has an archive on some
42,000 Nazi war criminals and
that access to those files requires
special permission from the
Secretary General.
According to Singer, Waldheim
prevented the release of the
documents to representatives of
the Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations (OSI) after
the chief dT the UN archives sec-
tion had agreed, at a meeting with
two OSI officials, to release them.
SINGER PROVIDED a copy of
a letter dated April 28, 1980 from
the then-US. Attorney General
Benjamin Civiletti to Waldheim,
thanking him for permission gran-
ted by Al Erlandsson, chief of the
UN archives section, and John
Scott, of the UN Secretariat, to
two OSI representativs, George
Garand, chief historian of ti- >SI,
and Arthur Sinai, deputy director
of the OSI, to examine UN
documents relating to Nazi war
criminals.
But, in actuality, Singer charg-
ed at the press conference, the ex-
amination did not take place and
was prevented, in effect, by
Waldheim. Singer siad he spoke
last Thursday morning with Neal
Sher, current head of the OSI,
who said the OSI was not given
access to the UN files.
Civiletti's letter to Waldheim
stressed that the UN records on
the subject of Nazi war criminals
"may prove to be of significant
assistance to the Department of
Justice" which was investigating
suspected war criminals living in
the U.S., and said he was
"therefore pleased to learn from
Allan Ryan, Jr., director of the Of-
fice of Special Investigations, that
Mr. Scott and Mr. Erlandsson
have agreed to provide access to
this material to representatives of
the OSI" at their meeting on April
3, 1980.
WALDHEIM, who served two
terms as UN Secretary General
(1972-1981) and is now a can-
didate for the Presidency of
Austria, was accused by the WJC
of having been on the staff of a
Werhmacht general who
participated in the mass deporta-
tion of Greek Jews from Salonika
to death camps in Poland in 1943.
The WJC also cited documents
from the Austrian War Archives
showing that Waldheim joined the
National Socialist Student
Organization and the Nazi SA
(Storm Troopers) in 1938, shortly
after the Anschluss.
Waldheim has denied member-
ship in either organization and
claims his Wehrmacht unit which
served in the Balkans was not in-
volved in the persecution or
deportation of Jews and that he
knew nothing of those events at
the time.
Singer confirmed at the press
conference that Waldheim called
WJC president Edgar Bronfman
to assure him that he had never
been involved "in any sort of
Jewish deportations or cruelties"
but he conceded that he was in
Salonika and in Yugoslavia during
the period when Nazi atrocities
against Jews occurred there, as
charged by the WJC.
Industrialist Marshall S.
Cogan has been named chair-
ynan of the 1986 fund campaign
for American Jeutish Congress.
Cogan has announced a new
Planned Giving Program to
provide long-ter, funding tor
AJCongress.
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 21, 1986
Chai-Lights
of the
Jewish Community Day School
By ROBIN BRALOW
DISNEY DAY
Half the fun of a two-day
trip is getting there (and
back). Preparing for a trip
to Epcot last week, the Mid-
dle School held a "Disney
Day" the Friday before, to
channel their excitement
building up for the trip.
The students' creative
costumes represented
Disney characters, including
Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Snow
White, one of the seven
dwarfs and many more.
First prizes ($5) were
awarded for the best
costume Pinocchio and
Gepetto won and for the
most original, won by a
"typical Florida Tourist."
The Middle School
students wore their
costumes throughout the
day, showing off their in-
genuity and skill. .
ISRAELI CAFE -
Anyone stepping into the
Second Grade class of
Tamar Ben-Ami and Jackie
Clark last week would have
thought he or she was in an
Israeli cafe... The
students were busy passing
out menus, taking orders
and preparing a full course
Israeli breakfast, com-
municating everything in
Hebrew.
They were so busy having,
fun, they hardly noticed
they were also learning ...
The breakfast included
juice, milk, eggs, bagels,
pita, falafel, cookies and
cake. It turned out as
though planned and
prepared by professionals,
rather than by students aid-
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Shamir No Longer Sure Thing
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JERUSALEM (JTA)-
The 15th convention oi
Herut which "|K>ned at the
Binyanei Haooma here Sun-
day night found the party in
its most serious state of
disarray since Menachem
Begin's sudden resignation
from the Premiership in
1983.
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masked the bitter internal power
struggle that had not been resolv-
ed up to the time the 1,900
delegates and distinguished
guests took their seats in the huge
Jerusalem convention center.
It is a three-way struggle pit-
ting party leader Yitzhak Shamir
and his close associate, Minister
Without-Portfolio Moshe Arens,
j against Housing Minister David
Levy, a rising star in Herut, and
Minister of Commerce and In-
dustry Ariel Sharon, its most
outspoken hardliner.
SHAMIR, who is Deputy
Premier and Foreign Minister, is
expected to Income Premier next
October under the rotation of
power agreement of the Labor-
Likud unity coalition government
But he faces a powerful challenge
from the Levy and Sharon far
tions which are allied if only
temporarily
Shamir insisted in a radio inter-
view last Friday that the internal
differences an- "organizational
and personal not ideological'
and therefore not "so im|K>rtant."
The party leadership failed
however, in a last-minute effort to
arrange a truce It rejected a de
mand by Sharon for a three-way
split of representation and
power at the convention bet-
ween the Shamir. Levy and his
own factions. Shamir and Arens
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THE CONVENTION, which is
to elect a new Central Committee,
is expected to produce fireworks
before it winds up in Tel Aviv
Wednesday night. Most obervers
predict a tense four days, if not a
rowdy political brawl.
Levy launched his most bitter
public attack to date against
Shamir in a radio interview Sun-
day, only hours before the conven-
tion opened. He accused the party
leader of using undemocratic tac-
tics to pack the convention with
his supporters. The climactic mo-
ment is expected to come when
the delegates cast ballots for the
next Herut chairman.
Yitzhak Shamir
Nominally. Begin still holds that
position. But he has been living in
seclusion since his retirement, has
not taken an active role in party
affairs and is not attending the
convention. Nevertheless, he
the much revered founder of
Herut, the leader who brought it
out of the political wilderness nine
years ago Whether his father-
figure image will influence the
course the convention takes re
mains to be seen.
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porter of Shamir, and in a
message read from the podn --
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to succeed him. But Levy's sup-
porters were unfazed. When the
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tion hall he was greeted by a lust;
chorus of "David, King of Israel
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chairman, his prestige anfl I
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formidable and some Herut circles
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18 Young Leaders In Washington
Friday, March 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Freedom for Jews Linked to Human Rights Worldwide
Some 2,500 young Jewish
leaders from across the continent
heard Senator Carl Levin call for
freedom for all mankind, and urge
them to be involved in the issues
which will help ensure this
everywhere.
Sen. Levin (D-Mich.) told the
participants in the National
Young Leadership Conference he
believed it is a moral and ethical
responsibility of Jews to be involv-
ed in issues which affect human
rights and can contribute to en-
ding terror and terrorism in
Israel, South Africa, Afghanistan
and the Philippines.
The senator was the first of
numerous legislators who ad-
dressed the conference, or whom
the participants met during the
March 2-4 gathering at the Omni
Shoreham Hotel. Others included
Senators Robert Dole (the majori-
ty leader), Edward Kennedy,
Gary Hart, Joseph Biden, Lawton
Chiles and Paula Hawkins of
Florida, as well as many of the
Congressmen from various states.
A highlight of the conference
was an address by famous poet
and author Elie Weisel, who
reminded the assembled leaders
the "place of a Jew in history is
measured by his place in
Judaism." There are many in-
stances where Jews had an impor-
tant impact on history, yet the in-
formation on them came down on-
ly through Jewish history. A
classic example was Joseph, a
viceroy in Egypt who saved it
from famine, but is not mentioned
in Egyptian lore.
Weisel quoted author Franz
Kafka who defined a tragedy as
someone trying to deliver a
message but is unable to do so. To
Weisel, however, a better defini-.
tion would be someone delivering
the message but failing to be
heard. That, he pointed out, is the
history of the Jewish People.
An emotional moment followed
as Weisel accepted the Jacob
Javitz Leadership Award, just a
few days before the country learn-
ed of the death of the senator.
Javitz had originally been schedul-
ed to be present to hand the award
to Weisel.
The entire conference body took
part in a mass rally at Liberty
Fafk, where they heard an ad-
dress from Rep. Jack Kemp and
from Morris Abrams on the plight
of Soviet Jews, and marches
toward the Soviet embassy to hold
a candle-light vigil, despite the
sub-freezing temperatures.
During the first evening's din-
ner, senators Dole and Hart
(Republican and Democrat,
respectively), addressed the
assembly, and assured the young
leaders they would continue to
support Israel, fight to change the
plight of Soviet Jews, and oppose
arms sales to any Arab country
that opposes Israel's existence
and poses a threat to the Middle
East peace process.
Various sessions at the con-
ference centered on timely issues:
terrorism, Soviet Jewry, petro-
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Young Leadership Division and
the Federation.
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South County
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 21, 1986
PLO Thumbs Its Nose
Will Foggy Bottom Learn?
It would have appeared that the
Reagan Administration made the
PLO an offer that it could not
refuse. According to King Hus-
sein, the Administration informed
Yasir Arafat that the PLO would
be accepted into the negotiating
process if it accepted Security
Council Resolution 242. agreed bo
negotiate with Israel, and re-
nounced terrorism. The Ad-
ministration suggested that
Arafat's agreement on those
three points would override its
longstanding (and statutory)
refusal to undertake its own
'dialogue" with the PLO. All
Arafat had to do was say "ye
He wouldn't do it. Pressured by
the Soviets, by PLO extremists
and yielding to his own inclina-
tions, Arafat in the words of a
Washington Post editorial
"kicked it away." The Feb. 23
editorial pointed out that Arafat
"foolishly demanded that before a
conference, the United States ac-
cept a Palestinian right of self-
determination," in other words, a
Palestinian state.
At that point, Hussein called it
quits. In a three-hour address to
the Jordanian parliament, Hus-
sein said that he was suspending
his dealings with the PLO. Unlike
those State Department officials
who gave away the store in their
flirtation with Arafat. Hussein
decided that Arafat could not be
trusted that he is too much the
prisoner of the Soviets and Arab
rejectionists to take the necessary
steps toward peace through
negotiations.
Hussein has learned a useful
lesson about the PLO and it is
one that should not be lost on its
advocates in Washington. There is
no consensus for peace within the
organization. Even in return for a
relationship with Washington and
for a long-sought invitation to the
negotiation table, the PLO will
not give up its goal of an indepen-
dent state or renounce terror as a
means to achieving it.
The PLO's rejection of the State
Department's needlessly
generous terms is not really a sur-
prise. Arafat and his organization
appear to have no interest in a
peace agreement that will benefit
the Palestinian people but leave
the PLO without a raison i'etn
This is not the first opportunity
they have let pass. And it won't be
the last either.
So let's get on with it. The pi
process is not dead. In fact, the
king's courageous decision to
walk away from the PLO has
breathed new life into it. The re
quirement now is for West Hank
Palestinians to come forward and
agree to join Hussein and the
Israeli government in peace
negotiations. Israel has made ma
jor concessions in pursuit of the
"Jordan option" and peace. King
Hussein has taken his own steps in
Middle East Human Rights
One item from the Middle East
stands out among all others in the
State Department's new Country
Report on Human Rights Prac-
tices for 1985. Citing the listings of
Freedom House, a New York-
based human rights monitoring
organization, the report ranks 11
members of the Arab League as
"not free" and 10 plus non-
member Egypt as "partly
free." As in past reports, in 1985
the only Middje Eastern state
described as "free" is Israel.
Of Israel's neighbors, Syria,
Saudi Arabia and Iraq fall into the
"not free' category. Egypt, Jor-
dan, Lebanon and what the report
called Israel's "occupied ter-
ritories" are classified as "partly
free."
In Syria, "Hafez Assad, as
President, Commander-in-
chief and Secretary General
of the Syrian Ba'ath Party, wields
virtually absolute power." The
party functions mainly to
legitimize Assad's dictatorship.
The "ferocity" with which
Assad's minority Alawite regime
repressed the Sunni Moslem
Brotherhood in Hama in 1982 -
killing as many as 20,000
residents "remains ever-
present in the minds of the Syrian
people and has apparently suc-
ceeded in discouraging anti-
regime activity." Police and
security officials pervade Syrian
society; the regime permits no
public criticism. Detention
without charge of trial and torture
and disappearance of suspects ap-
parently is routine.
Similar conditions prevail in
Iraq. President Saddam Hussein
"holds decisive power as Presi-
dent of the Republic, Chairman of
the Council and Secretary
General" of the Iraqi branch of
the Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party.
Tight domestic controls imposed
for security reasons as a result of
the war with Iran help keep
political and individual rights
"sharply limited."
Iraqi news media are censored.
"To control the dissemination of
political leaflets, typewriters and
photocopying machines must be
registered." In addition, "anti-
regime activity is dealt with har-
shly, often by extralegal means
employed by a large and feared in-
ternal security police force and
the intelligence services Ex-
ecution has been an established
method" for dealing with those
Hussein sees as opponents.
Saudi Arabia continues to be
ruled by the sons of its founder,
King Abd Al Aziz (Ibn Saud). They
"have preponderant influence" in
choosing a new monarch when a
vacancy occurs. "There are no
elected assemblies or political par-
ties, and non-religious public
assembly and demonstrations are
not permitted."
The systemic brutality of the
Syrian and Iraqi police states is
absent from Saudi Arabia.
However, the Saudis follow
Islamic law (Shari'a) which
"makes no provision for bail or
habeas corpus. Prisoners may be
held for months while an in-
vestigation proceeds before being
either charged or released." Saudi
Arabia "imposes capital punish-
ment for the crimes of
premeditated murder, adultery,
The Jewish
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apostasy from Islam and, depen-
ding on the circumstances, rape
and armed robbery." Last year
executions in the first nine mon-
ths rose to 34 from no more than
five for the same period in 1984.
Public flogging can be ordered for
infringement of some Islamic
precepts, amputation of a hand
for thieves convicted of repeat
offenses.
Riyadh is believed to employ "a
wide network of informants .
Criticism of Islam and the ruling
family is not allowed." The press
is privately owned but in practice
is under government control. By
religious and social custom,
"women do not enjoy equality
with men."
Sear East Report
Syria, Lebanon
Jews Neglected
TEL AVIV (JTA) Sephar
die leaders complained bitterly
Monday that the remnant of the
Jewish communities in Syria and
Lebanon are being neglected and
said their plight is as bad if not
worse than that of Soviet Jewry
which receives constant attention.
The leaders spoke at a press
conference called by the
Jerusalem Committee for
Sepharid Jewry and the World
Sephardic Federation. David
Siton, chairman of the Jerusalem
Committee and deputy president
of the World Federation, said
Lebanon were subject to murder,
rape and plunder.
He said there are about 5 000
Jews still in Syria, most of them in
Damascus where they live in a
dosed ghetto that none dare to
leave. There are nearly 700 Jews
in Aleppo and 300 in Kamishli, a
small town near the Turkish
border, he said. There are no ex
act figures available of the size of
the Jewish remnant in Lebanon.
Other Sephardic spokesmen
called on the world media to draw
attention to the plight of Jews in
Arab and other Moslem lands.
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Volume 8
Number 12
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Keisis, the religious leaders of the
Ethiopian Jewish community,
decided this week to defy the
Chief Rabbinate Council and per-
form marriages between Ethi-
opian couples privately without
ritual immersion of other sym-
bolic conversion rites the Rab
binate demands.
that direction. It is now the
Palestinians' turn. They can
either join the process or do
nothing and later look back on
1986 as another 1947 a missed
opportunity.
The above editorial icas written
(in the NEAR EAST REPORT)
just before the nevs broke out last
k that the mayor of Nahlus
fSH rhem) had been murdered by
terrorists.
The mmtdiatt result of this neu-
terror act was to discourage
Palestinians from Judea and
Samaria, who had previously
shown inclinations to consider
joining a peace move by Hussein.
So that, in effect, it can be all but
taken for granted that what was
seen by analysts as a fresh oppor-
tunity had indeed been mused.
Citrtainly, more than ever, all the
prospects are now totally depen-
dent on King Hussein's
move .
The Terrorist Sideshow
Not evt ryone is convinced
. mindless terrorism
behind the outrages at Rome and
\ enna isl December. In
Jifornia-based Middle
Easl analyst, Peter Borden,
argues thai the airport attacks
wei aged "to pro
voke a confrontation betm
Israeli-operated U.S. weapons
Systems and Soviet SAM.-" in
Lebanon's Bekaa valley. In liis
view, tile goal of the terrorists
WSJ tu ignite an Israeli-Syrian war
rather than to merely stage a
Bpectacuiar act of mass murder.
Borden makes a persuasive
rase. He says that the "seeds" for
the recent acts of terror were
sown during the first days of the
1982 Lebanon war At that time,
Israel confronted a network of
Syrian anti-aircraft missile t>ai
tenes in the Bekaa. "In the
resulting battle," he writes,
"Israel destroyed 19 batteries,
erely damaged four, and down-
ed Hf! MiG fighters without the
loss of a single plane Simply
put, the Soviet air defense
systems and tactics were proven
totally inadequate, which placed
great pressure on the Soviets to
modify and re-test them under
similar conditions." A terrorist-
provoked war could provide the
test conditions the Soviets and
Syrians may want.
Borden asserts that this is not
the first time that Moscow and
Damascus have attempted to use
diversionary attacks to either in-
stigate a war or to draw attention
from war plans already made. In
September, 1973, three weeks
before the Yom Kippur War,
Syria engaged Israeli pilots in an
air battle during which the Israelis
downed 13 MiGs. He notes that
"the press and Israeli intelligence
incorrectly interpreted increased
Syrian military moves which
were actually final war prepara
tions as a response to this air
battle. Then, 16 days later, two
terrorists belonging to the Syrian-
controlled Saiqa branch of the
PLO hijacked a train carrying
Soviet Jewish refugees from
Moscow to Vienna." Prime
Minister Golda Meir flew to
Austria and, like most other
Israelis, was preoccupied with a
hostage drama while the Syrians
and Egyptians finalized their war
plans. She returned to Israel on
Oct. 3 just in time for the sur-
prise attack that almost destroyed
the Jewish state. The Syrian
diversion had paid off
handsomely.
Borden points out that
December's attacks like 19
- were carried oul by Syrian-
backed terrorists.' Italian
authorities testify that they flew
to their European destinations
from Damascus. Borden p
down the Libyan connection
believing that it is Syria not the
largely irrelevant Libya that
calls most of the radical shots in
the Middle East. He believes that
Syria expected Israel to retaliate
against Syrian missile sites in the
Bekaa, thereby revealing the
"state-of-the-art" of 1st.
technology vis-a-vis Soviet air
defense systems.
It didn't happen. In Borden's
view, war was averted by
derisions. "First, whether in;,
ed or not. the Reagan Administra
tion's early threats of a military
response against Libya -
reports of naval movements in the
Mediterranean diverted public
pressure for a quick response by
Israel.'' Second, the Israeli's
understood the Syrian's strategy
and were determined not to play
into their hands. It will deal with
the Syrian missile threat at a time
of its choosing, not of Syria's.
Borden believes that both the U.S.
response to Libya (itself diver-
sionary) and Israel's restraint
were appropriate. They reduced
tension and averted war.
However, neither Israel's pro-
blem nor Washington's is
over. Both the Soviets and
Syrians still need to test their air
systems against "competently-
handled Western weapons. Since
the Middle East is the only possi-
ble locale for this test, the Syrians
and Soviets can be expected to
press Israel and the United States
until one occurs." He concludes
that it "would be naive to think
that because terrorism did not
achieve its aims this one time.
Syria and the Soviets will drop it
from their bag of future options
Borden's view can be described
aa depressing or even cynical. But
a better word is realistic. In any
event, cynicism about the Soviets
and the Syrians is warranted by
40 years of their Middle East
trouble-making.. One can only
hope that this time the cynical
view will be proven overly
pessimistic. Not likely though.
Near Emit Report


The Paul Greenberg Column
The Evil of Banality
Friday, March 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Assad Views the Reerion
Was Kurt Waldheim really a
member of the Nazi Party? Did
the former secretary general of
the United Nations and now
distinguished nominee for presi-
dent of Austria actually join
Hitler's brownshirts in his
younger days? The World Jewish
Congress says it has the evidence;
Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
disagrees.
Another question: How much
does it matter? Would Kurt
Waldheim have done his job any
less professionally in the Balkans
if he had had a party card? As a
young officer, he served on the
staff of General Alexander Loehr,
who was hanged in 1947 for the
massacre of Yugoslav civilians
and the deportation of some
42,000 Greek Jews to Auschwitz
and other extermination camps;
would the general's young aide
have behaved any differently if he
had been a member of the
brownshirts? He was thoroughly
professional then and he is
thoroughly professional now.
And would a former Nazi
necessarily have done anything
different from Dr. Waldheim as
secretary general of the UN for
the ten years of that organiza-
tion's steady dissolution from a
once promising dream to the
diplomatic version of a lynch mob?
Can anyone remember his ever
saying a mean or unkind thing as
that process continued year after
year? Or for that matter, his ever
saying anything of consequence?
He mainly stood by and tended to
his clerical tasks. For him it must
have been like the Balkans all over
again.
The young Waldheim probably
did not participate in the original
Kristallnacht in Germany the
rioting on November 10, 1938,
that foreshadowed the Final Solu-
tion. But he was secretary general
of the UN on November 10,1975,
when it performed the symbolic
equivalent by solemnly declaring
Zionism a form of racism, an in-
ternational crime, etc. He neither
joined the mob nor tried to stop it;
he was still thoroughly
professional.
Even now Dr. Waldheim's
language remains respectably
opaque. Listen to him explain that
he didn't know anything about
Nazi atrocities when he was at-
tached to General Loehr's head-
quarters at Salonika in Greece.
"These matters were handled by
other commands," he says, "cer-
tainly not by the staff I was at-
tached to." These matter*. What a
wonderfully antiseptic phrase for
crimes no longer beyond imagin-
ing. These matters. How
diplomatic. There is nothing in
such a phrase to convey the over-
Paul Greenberg
whelming stench of the starved,
naked bodies as the bulldozers
shoved them into mass graves like
so much matchwood; no memory
of the stinking boxcars in which
people were jammed upright and
sent on their creaking way across
Europe, day after endless day to
the death camps, always arriving
with a few standing dead; no
memory of the eyes of the children
who felt and beheld it all till they
could feel and behold no more;
none of the effect produced by
those mountains of eyeglasses
outside the gas chambers ... No,
there is nothing tangible or visible
or Heaven forbid personal in that
marvelously neutral phrase of
Herr Doktor Waldheim. These
matters.
How useful a phrase it is. Dr.
Waldheim could employ it just as
well whether addressing veterans
of the SS or survivors of the death
camps, and be understood by both
without aligning himself with
either. Dr. Waldheim remains a
diplomat: "These matters were
handled by other commands, cer-
tainly not by the staff I was at-
tached to." Certainly not; he only
worked there. And he worked
very well; his career advanced as
smoothly as it has ever since. Kurt
Waldheim is an accomplished civil
servant of the first rank who even
now is being considered for the
highest office his country can of-
fer. As a diplomat he enjoyed a
long and distinguished career
unlike Raoul Wallenberg.
Simon Wiesenthal, who has
devoted his life to tracking down
Nazi war criminals, bears out Dr.
Waldheim's protestations of in-
nocence. Mr. Wiesenthal says
there is "nothing at all in-
criminating" against the German
diplomat in his extensive files.
Though he adds that Dr.
Waldheim had to have noticed
when a third of the population in
the city in which he was head-
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had a large Jewish population and
a long Jewish history.)
Mr. Wiesenthal may assume too
much in this case. Not only does
Dr. Waldheim appear to be a man
who sees no evil, hears no evil,
and speaks no evil; he appears the
sort who would take especial
precautions never to see, to hear,
or to speak it, no matter how ob-
vious the evil. A prudent man,
Kurt Waldheim, not a
troublemaker. A Good German, as
they say. Though let no one pre-
tend that Good Germans are
limited to any one nationality or
time or set of circumstances.
The Germans who noticed and
resisted Nazi crimes were drawn
from the widest and most
disparate spectrum saints and
politicians, generals and enlisted
men, professors and students, vi-
sionaries and ordinary young peo-
ple, Prussian aristocrats and
unlettered peasants, idealists and
crass opportunists ... If they had
anything in common at all, it was
that at some point early or late
they could no longer conform. Dr.
Waldheim always did, and still
does.
What makes a Kurt Waldheim
and what a Dietrich Bonhoeffer?
The Reverend Bonhoeffer's
career was decidedly not fur-
thered by the war; he was ex-
ecuted April 9, 1945, at Flossen-
burg, only a few days before it
was liberated by the advancing
Allies. He was always a man
apart, not completely respectable,
distinguished, or professional.
"Resistance," said one German
who practiced it in those years,
"means continuously to come to
terms with one's conscience and
to make daily the decision which
determines actions and keeps the
aim in sight, even if always the
decision must be made and the
way must be gone alone."
In one awful sense of the word,
Kurt Waldheim is the perfect
gentleman. He dresses nicely,
speaks several languages, and is
not known ever to have offended
anyone in the usual social set-
tings. He is hard to imagine as a
fanatic in any cause, good or evil.
He is a team player. Adolf
Eichman started as an out-of-
work salesman but progressed
considerably during the war
careerwise, and ended as an ex-
ample of what Hannah Arendt. in
her ever relevant phrase, called
the banality of evil. Kurt
Waldheim, on the other hand, is
an example of the evil of banality.
Copyright, 1986,
Freelance Syndicate
Syrian President Hafez
Assad, in a rare and lengthy inter-
view with a Western publication,
reiterated his claim that "Israel is
not interested in a real peace. We
are convinced that Israel is
seriously working to establish a
state from the Nile to the
Euphrates." The interview, with
the Paris newspaper Liberation,
was broadcast in Damascus on
Feb. 18.
Assad asserted that all Arab
countries should support "the
Palestinian strugglers" and give
them freedom of movement
against the Jewish state. Israel
would have no grounds for com-
plaint according to the Syrian dic-
tator, "becuase it occupies the
land of Palestine and parts of the
other Arab countries and is trying
to expand."
Asked about a recent meeting
between his brother, Vice Presi-
dent Rifa'at Assad, and a top PLO
official, Salah Khalaf (also known
as Abu Iyad), President Assad
disclosed that he too met recently
with a senior associate of Yasir
Arafat's, Farouk Kaddoumi. The
Syrian leader claimed that the
conflict is not a personal one bet-
ween him and Arafat as most
observers maintain but "bet-
ween Yasir Arafat and his
brothers in the Palestine arena."
He will continue to oppose
Egypt's return to the Arab world
"as long as it is tied to Camp
David. We believe that Egypt will
return at some time without
Camp David because the current
situation does not satisfy the
Egyptian citizen in general."
Assad stressed that despite
the Syrian-Jordanian rapproche-
ment, he has always opposed the
February 11, 1985 accord bet-
ween King Hussein and Arafat
However, Assad added that he
and Hussein "are in agreement on
rejecting direct negotiations and
separate solutions" the Syrian
description of the Egypt-Israel
treaty and any possible Jordan-
Israel accord. Assad added that
the Fez plan, adopted by the 1982
Arab League summit, "is the
peace we want." He said the plan
calls for an international con-
ference, including the Soviet
Unipn and other members of the
U.N. Security Council, to
establish an independent Palesti-
nian state under the PLO.
Such a peace with Israel "will
be difficult to achieve" until
Damascus reaches "strategic
balance" with Jerusalem. This re-
quires rapid progress in several
fields military, economic and
political Assad explained.
Assad acknowledged dif-
ferences with the Iranian-backed
Hezbollah "Party of God" in
Lebanon. But he said that "we are
still very far from the stage of
challenge. The most important
thing is that this party takes a
firm stand" against Israel.
Hezbollah and Iran opposed
the January accord arranged by
Syria between the Christian,
Shi'ite Amal and Druze militia in
Lebanon.
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Back in U.S.
TEL AVIV (JTA) A group
of 26 Black Hebrews who had
sought to enter Israel as tourists
last Friday were returned to the
United States on Sunday. The In-
terior Ministry issued the expul-
sion order on the grounds that
they were not tourists but intend-
ed to join the Black Hebrew com-
munity in Dimona and stay in the
country illegally.
The Black Hebrews claim that
they are the real Jews, while other
Jews are impostors. The govern-
ment has restricted permission
for members of the Chicago-based
sect from entering the country.
But since the arrival here some
years ago of the first group, their
numbers in Israel have increased
to several hundred through illegal
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 21, 1986
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Pines of Delray North
Gets Off In High Gear
More than 140 people attended
North Pines of Delray's Wine and
Cheese party on behalf of the 1986
U.I A/Federation Campaign, spon-
sored by the B'nai B'rith North
Pines Lodge.
The affair was a tremendous
success with over $9,000 raised
for the 1986 Campaign, thanks to
the efforts of chairpersons Lillian
and Charles Ostrow, Lillian and
Bert Stern and associate chairper-
sons, Blanche and Milton Melman,
Mayme and Seymour Gerbie, and
Lillian and Benno Wetzstein.
Benjamin Bussin, chairman of
the Family Division, gave an in-
formative presentation about the
needs of the Jewish community in
South County, and Harvey
Grossman, campaign director,
spoke about the relevance of the
Community Theme of "Into The
21st Century, One Dream, One
People, One Destiny" and how
this relates to the Jewish people.
Ya'acov Sassi gave an exciting
performance of an assortment of
Israeli and Yiddish music in which
members of the audience often
joined enthusiastically.
Other volunteers who assisted
in the success of this event were
the Campaign Committee, con-
sisting of Mrs. Emma Bittman,
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crell. Dr. and
Mrs. Sidney Donshik, Mr. anu
Mrs. Martin Fleishman, Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Gerber, Mrs. Harriet
Nathanson, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Rimai, Mrs. Hilda Rosenfeld, Mr.
and Mrs. Milford Ross, Mr. and
Mrs. Milton Sicherman, Mrs.
Pauline Greenberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Kantor, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Kaytes, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Klein, Mr. Abraham Levy, Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Mandelbaum,
Mrs. Betty Tratenberg, Mr. and
Mrs. Bernard Weingart, Mr. and
Mrs. Jean Wieder, Mr. and Mrs.
Sandy Williger, Mr. and Mrs. Ber-
nard Yagoda and Mrs. Sally Zeif.
A Charge to The 'Agents
Of Jewish History'
By TINA ROSEN HERSH
JERUSALEM As he issued
an emergency summons to North
America rabbis to rescue Israel's
fragile economy, Premier Shimon
Peres told 200 of them, gathered
in Jerusalem in late February,
that the best way to maintain
solidarity between Israel and the
Diaspora is ". not just by pray-
ing, but also by visiting (Israel)."
He told them Judaism is not just
a matter of pages in books, but it
is a real place on the face of the
earth.
He reminded the rabbis of the
enormous difference between the
publsihed news of Israel and the
information one gets by seeing the
country with their own eyes.
Peres joked about the
disproportionate attention Israel
receives from the press. "I cannot
complain. Israel is not
discriminated against in the
media. According to recent UN
statistics, Israel was third on the
list of world newsmakers. First is
the U.S.. then the Soviet Union
and the comes the third big
power.' We shouldn't complain."
Then, in a serious vein, he
charged the rabbis as "agents of
Jewish history." It would be their
duty to "reconnect," to help Jews
from far away to "reach an
understanding." Power is
centered in the svnacroerue today
momnH hotiu
Premier Shimon Peres
for both religious and social
reasons, and the rabbis are the
best ambassadors, he said.
Peres was obviously pleased
with the understanding and
cooperation demonstrated by the
various branches of Judaism at
this Conference on Tourism. He
had greeted them with the
"answer to a difficult question. I
think a Jew is a human being who
happens to be a rabbi, and despite
the fact he may belong to the Or-
thodox, Conservative,
Reconstructionist or Reform
Movement, there's no need to
change the Law of Return, but
return to the law of Jewish ex-
istence." Resounding applause
followed.
Peres finally advised the rabbis
that "We will fight the terrorism,
you will bring the tourism." He
went so far as to issue a veiled
threat to Libya's Muamar, Kadafi.
"He can do nothing to our planes
and if he will dare do anything, he
will pay the price which may be
the final price he can pay."
Soviet Jewish Emigration Report
NEW YORK (JTA) Only 86 Jews were permitted to
emigrate from the USSR during February, the NatSuS
Conference on Sov.et Jewry (NCSJ) reported recently. To
date, a total of 165 Jews have been granted visas in 1986
reflec ,ng httle change in Soviet Jewish emigration, which
NCSJ d a StandSti" in the laSt fUr y^. he
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'Oh Calcutta' In Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) "Oh
Calcutta," the smash hit
American musical banned in
Israel because of its nudity and
frankly sexual content, will open
in Tel Aviv on March 26 with the
Broadway cast, despite vociferous
protests from the religious com-
munity and other sectors of the
public who find it offensive.
The Film and Stage Censorship
Board reversed its earlier ban
after New York producer Norman
Kean agreed to a series of
changes and modifications. There
will be six cuts in the version to be
stagged in Israel. The Censorship
Board insisted that there be no
body contact between dancers at
the end of the nude ballet scene.
Kean also agreed to dim the lights
just before the scene ends. Per-
sons under 18 will not be admitted
to the performance.
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Celebrity at Federation's 'Grand Ball
Friday, March 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Bikel Refuses to Make 'Nice-Nice
By TINA ROSEN HERSH
Obviously a private person,
world-renowned entertainer
Theodore Bikel, sees himself as an
ambassador of Jewish "tradition"
and offered to share some of his
advice and thinking with the fast-
growing South County Jewish
community.
Bikel was in town last week as
the performing artist for 600
guests at "The Grand Ball" of the
South County Federation, in the
Boca Raton Hotel.
A much sought-after enter-
tainer, Bikel said he is asked just
as often to appear as a speaker in
various communities. "I'm not the
kind of speaker who makes 'nice-
nice.' I call things they way I see
them." It was for this reason that
the American Jewish Congress
asked him to serve as a senior vice
president in 1960, in which post he
continues today. "They detected
in me something that is often lack-
ing in the Jewish community and
that's passion."
What messages would Bikel
give to the relatively new South
County Jewish community? Let
the leaders of the new community
be bold and not fall into accepted
molds of leadership let them
lead, be advised. Don't do what all
the other communities do with the
obligatory six dinners a year, but
be creative and innovative, he
recommended.
As a former member of the Na-
tional Council of the Arts, having
served a five-year term ending in
1982, Bikel reflected on the South
County area's potential for Jewish
culture and art. "Since there's a
large Jewish audience down here,
bring the Jewish arts here," he in-
sisted. "The days are past when
you can say the Jewish arts are in
New York."
Building an arts center, he said,
"is not the be-all and end-all it's
only the precursor of things that
have to live in it." A truly ser-
viceable center has to be concern-
ed with a great deal of programm-
ing and auditorium size must
allow for growth, Bikel said. He
cautioned against all-purpose
centers, saying they often fall
short of serving any given art
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form. Something built for opera
would not necessarily be func-
tional for ballet, he explained.
Bikel said that his personal mis-
sion is broadening people's
horizons in the arts. "I do a lot of
Jewish material for non-Jews and
a lot of non-Jewish material for
Jews." His premise is that non-
Jews are entitled to a glimpse of
the Jewish world and Jews are en-
titled to a glimpse of the world."
Even with the gambit of Jewish
arts, Bikel sees the need for
broadening horizons. Ashkenazi
Jews know absolutely nothing
about Sephardic Jews and the
other way around, he lamented.
"Do we have to know Jews only
when they are suffering? No one
knew about the Ethiopian Jews
until they needed to be rescued."
"SUPER JEW"
Asked about his substantial
popularity in the Jewish comuni-
ty, Bikel hastily retorted that he
didn't set out to become "Super
Jew." He came by it, he said,
because I have certain talents.
Im erudite. I know languagues,
particularly the language of my
people. I have cultural pride."
Frequently Bikel deals with
estranged Jewish young people.
They ask him why they should
sing Jewish songs. Bikel will rep-
ly, I never said Jewish songs are
better they are yours. Cultivate
your garden and make it flower."
Bikel acknowledges that his
own orienation is traditional
that spiritually he is a traditional
Jew; religiously, he is less so. Or-
thodox ritual offers him "a certain
warmth and comfort."
As a child, Bikel was "dragged
from shul to shtd to listen to the
different praying and singing" by
his "fervently Zionist and
Socialist father." And because his
father was also an Hebraist and
Yiddishist, the young Bikel also
developed a love and respect for
languages and "what they are
capable of expressing." Bikel
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Bikel: Advice on leadership to a nascent community.
Bikel's enthusiasm for enter-
tainment began at age 14 with
drama lessons. But, it wasn't until
he was 20 that he became a
popular vocalist in England. His
first big break was a role in "A
Streetcar Named Desire." Sir
Laurence Olivier contacted him
for the part at the recommenda-
tion of Michael Redgrave.
Redgrave had seen Bikel in a
small theater production.
His credits today include 35
films, with an Academy Award
nomination for "The Defiant
Ones," and numerous television
roles.
Bikel and his wife, Rita and
their two sons reside primarily in
Connecticut, but also have a home
in California. The boys are in-
terested in theater, said Bikel, but
they will probably go into
computers."
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 21, 1986
THE ADOLPH and ROSE LEVIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 1^^
HAPPENINGS Vy
An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
News
from
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cabee
Charles Augustus has been
named Tween Travel Camp
(grades 6, 7 and 8) leader for
the JCC Camp Maccabee.

TRAVEL CAMP NAMES
DIRECTOR
Camp Maccabee has announced
that Charles Augustus will lead
the Tween Travel Camp this Sum-
mer. Augustus is a teacher at the
South County Jewish Community
Day School.
This Summer's program will in-
clude daily trips to local area at-
tractions as well as overnights
and extended trips. Disney World,
Epcot, Busch Gardens and Key
Largo are some of the great trips
that will be included.
Each Session the Tween
Travelers will embark on one five-
day extended trip. In July, the trip
will be to Six Flags over Georgia
in Atlanta. In August the trip is to
the River Ranch Dude Ranch for a
week of Horseback riding, Rodeos
and Inter-Camp Competitions and
Activities.
"I'm very excited about this
coming summer," Charles
Augustus said. "It's such a
wonderful opportunity to ex-
perience so much." For more in-
formation regarding the Tween
Travel Camp, please call David
Sheriff at the Center, 395-5546.
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL
NIGHT
The Levis Jewish Community
Center, in conjunction with the
Hillel/Jewish Student Union, will
be sponsoring monthly Sunday
Night College-Age Volleyball
games from 7 to 10 p.m. at the
Center (336 NW Spanish River
Blvd.). Cost is free to Hillel or
Center members and $2 for non-
members.
DATES: March 23, April 20
For morer information call Bari
at the Center (395-5546) or
Jenifer at Hillel (393-3510).
FOR EVERYONE ...
SINGLES.
FAMILIES, ETC.
PRIME TIMERS
ANNUAL KOSHER
PASSOVER SEDERS
On Wednesday, April 23 and
Thursday. April 24. at 6:30 p.m..
the Levis JCC will hold first and
second night Passover Seders.
Cost is $26 per person, per Seder.
Deadline for reservations is April
9. First Night Sold Out!
SUPPORT GROUP
Support Group for the Spouses
of Nursing Home Residents is be-
ing formed. This group will deal
with the special coping needs that
occur when a Spouse is institu-
tionalized, such as guilt, depres-
sion, finances, etc. For more in-
formation, call 395-5546. Ask for
Bobbi.
SINGLES PROGRAMS
FOR SINGLES: UO-60 YEARS
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. -
Drop by and kibbitz with us at the
JCC. Let's just relax and enjoy
each others company and conver-
sation. Refreshments. Members:
No costynon-members: $2.
FOR SINGLES: 20-60 YEARS
Friday, March 21 Dinner 5:30
p.m., Shabbat Services 8:15 p.m.
How about celebrating Shabbat
with us? We will meet for Dinner
at Le Coq Rouge Restaurant,
Boca Teeca Country Clubhouse,
5801 NW 2nd Ave., (corner of Jef-
frey Street) Boca Raton. $12.95
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Adolph & Rose Levis
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
n Agency of the South County Jewish FodoraMon
SOCIAL CLUB for
Minimally Learning Disabled Children
Begins Sunday, March 23
12-17 years 12 noon-1.30pm
6-12 years 1.30-3i30pm
Club to through Jan* 8
$60-per child
Group Leaden JUDY
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336 Spanish River Boulevard, N.W.
Boca Baton, Florida 33431
(305) 395-5546
includes lax and Tip, a Full-
Course Dinner and Wine. We will
Carpool to Temple Beth El, West
Palm Beach, in time for 8:15 p.m.
Singles Shabbat Service. Reserva-
tions for Dinner required by
March 20 call 395-5546.
SINGLES' CRUISE
Hurry Last day to sign up!
Sunday, March 30, 9 a.m.-lO
p.m. You can count on a "wonder
full" day if you join us on the Vik-
ing Princess for a carefree Ocean
Cruise. Shipboard games. Sit-
down Lunch and Dinner, Evening
Floorshow Revue, Steel Drum
Band, Casino, Dancing Day and
Night, Swimming Pool, etc. etc.
are all available for your enjoy-
ment. Your $81 check, made
payable to the JCC, before March
20, will reserve your place for a
day and night of luxurious
pleasure and perhaps, even
romance. We'll carpool from the
JCC at 9 a.m.
BRIDGE, ANYONE???
Mabel Pavlicek will teach an In-
termediate/Advanced Workshop
on Mondays, from April 7-May 12,
from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost wili
be $40 for JCC members and $50
for non-members.
Mabel will also be teaching
Basic Review on Tuesdays, from
April 8-May 13 from 10 a.m.-noon
and on Mondays, from April
7-May 12 from 8-10 p.m. The cost
for each course is $40 for JCC
members and $50 for non-
members.
For further information on
Bridge classes contact Marianne
Lesser.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE
EVERY THURSDAY!!
The Levis JCC will be of-
fering ACBL sanctioned
Duplicate Bridge for ex-
perienced players every
Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Cost
for members is $1.75, non-
members $2. Free plays to
winners. Refreshments will
be served. For more infor-
mation, call the Center
395-5546.
FOR PRIME TIMERS
55 PLUS
ADVANCED BEGINNERS
SPANISH
Advanced Beginners Spanish
Class for those with basic Begin-
ners Spanish that are ready to
work on conversational skills
starts Mondays, March 31
through May 12. 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost for members is $10, non
members pay $15. Deadline for
registration is March 24.
"CLUB ESPANOL"
(Spanish Conversation Club)
Conversational Spanish Club
for those who want to expand and
improve their conversational
Spanish meets Mondays starting
March 31 through May 29. 1-3
p.m. Cost for members is $10,
non-members pay $15. Deadline
for registration is March 24.
"TRAVEL AWARENESS:
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!"
A class on Travel Awareness
starting Tuesdays. April 1-May 6.
1-3 p.m. The Course will cover
how to maximize the benefits of
travel whether by air, ship,
automobile, train, or bus. Cost for
members is $12, non-members
pay $16. Deadline for registra-
tion is March 25.
"ENTREE TO THE ARTS"
The Levis JCC will sponsor a
Course titled "Entree to the
Arts" starting Tuesdays, April 1
through May 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Previous art training not
necessary, only the desire to
create and have fun. Class will be
held through the JCC at West
Boca Community Center, 9400
Pondwood Road. Cost for
members is $15, non-members
pay $20.
"VACATION WITH
ELDERHOSTEL"
On Thursday, March 27, 7:30
p.m. the Levis JCC will hold a pro-
gram titled "Vacation with
Elderhostel." As an inexpensive
means to travel and study,
Elderhostel has gained rising
popularity with Seniors
everywhere. The evening will
feature an Elderhostel Slide show.
Speakers, discussion and dessert.
Cost is $1.50 per person.
INVESTMENT
LECTURE SERIES
The Levis JCC will hold a four
(4) part Investment Series on
Wednesdays, March 26, April 2,
April 9, and April 16 from 2-4 p.m.
Investing on a Fixed Income, In-
vestment Planning and the Stock
Market are some of the topics.
Each Lecture is FREE to
members, $2 to non-members,
payable at the door.
E0arJn,>r,nation on ALL JCC Programs please
call 395-5546. (unless otherwise specified)
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Page The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday. March 21. 198
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Pulpit Dialogue At Temple Sinai March 21
Dr. Albert Goldstein,
rabbi emeritus of Temple
Ohabei Shalom, Brooklin
Mass. will engage in a pulpit
dialogue with Rabbi Samuel
Silver at the Sabbath Eve
service of Temple Sinai, Fri-
day, March 21, 7:15 p.m.
The service starts an hour
earlier than usual that night
since it will be a family
event. The Megillah will be
read in observance of
Purim.
A native of Cleveland,
Ohio Rabbi Goldstein served
at Tremont Temple in the
Bronx and in the U.S. Army
as a World War II chaplain
before assuming his
Brooklin post. He has lee-
0
Rabbi Albert Goldstein
tured throughout the coun-
try and has written
numerous articles and
monographs.
At the service, four
couples will be celebrating
their wedding anniver-
saries. They will receive a
rabbinic blessing and will
serve as hosts at a post-
prayer reception.
They are Leon and Sarena
Rothman, their 48th an-
niversary; Abraham and
Pearl Resnick, their 39th;
Edward and Nettie Moss,
their 34th; and State
Representative Stephen
Press and Elizabeth, their
second.
ORT To Honor FAU's President
Women's American ORT in the
South Palm Beach County region
will honor Dr. Helen Popovich.
president of Florida Atlantic
University, with ORT's first an-
nual Community Award next
month.
The award .will be made at
ORT's major annual event the
regional donor luncheon, on Sun-
day, April 6, at noon, in the Park
Place Suite Hotel in Boca Raton.
Doris Glantz, chairperson of the
Luncheon as .well as regional
donor chairperson, said it was par-
ticularly appropriate for ORT
which is concerned with educa-
tion, to establish such an award
and present the inaugural one to
someone who has a long record of
dedication and service in that
field.
The entertainment for the lun-
cheon will also be in the ORT
spirit it will be provided by
Dimension 20, a group of 18
young people from Forest Hill
High School of Palm Beach, who
will sing, dance and entertain
under the direction of Scott
Leland.
ORT has 10 chapters in the
South County region, with an 11th
currently being formed. The
Donor chairwomen for these
chapters all of whom have
worked hard in preparing for the
annual Donor Luncheon include
All-Points, Gertrude Osterer;
Boca Century, Priscilla Spierman;
Boca Delray Evening, Diane
Katims; Boca Glades, Florence
Cohen; Del Pointe, Jane Fe-
inglass; Delray, Honey Shapiro;
North Pines, Lillian Ostrow;
Oriole, Fay Silverman; Palms
West, Hilda Newmark; Boca
Highland, Marilyn Glazer.
Torah Ohr Begins Plans For Fall Activities
During the summer season, ac-
tivities at Century Village in Boca
Raton are curtailed, and new Con-
gregation Torah Ohr will follow
suit.
Services during the summer
season will continue on Sabbaths,
and full scale synagogue operation
will resume in the fall, including
an ambitious educational
program.
The education committee plans
to launch the fall program with a
breakfast at which a well-qualified
speaker will discuss defense and
the so-called Star Wars proposi-
tion. The speaker will be Joseph
Pfeffer, a space scientiest who
worked for 30 years with the
Department of Defense the
Pentagon and held high level
positions.
One of Pfeffer's assignments
was a Chief of Research and
Development, Missile Weapons
Systems, for an Army agency in
Washington. The last 15 years
were with NORAD (North
American Air Defense) in Col-
orado Springs as senior military
analyst. He was one of the few
civilians to have attended War
College, and is currently engaged
in defense analysis.
The date for this event will be
announced in the beginning of the
fall.
For more information on ser-
vices and other planned
synagogue activities please call
483-3981. or 483-5219.
Delray Man, Touched by Mishap,
Acts In Resnik's Memory
The tragedy of the Challenger
space shuttle explosion is still an
open sore for the American peo-
ple, and will continue to be for a
long time to come as the investiga-
tions, recovery efforts, and
debates continue to keep it alive in
everyone's mind.
To the Jewish community, there
was an additional pain of losing
one of its members, Dr. Judith
Resnik. Most of the area
synagogues held memorial ser-
vices on the Friday evening or the
Sabbath morning following the
tragedy, and took various steps to
commemorate the astronauts lost
in general, and Dr. Resnik in
particular.
One such commemorative act
was worthy of particular mention:
Temple Anshei Shalom Oriole
Jewish Center in Delray was in
the process of planning a series of
stained-glass windows, to com-
plete its new building. Israel
Finkel, one of the center's
members, who was generous
enough to commission one of the
windows, decided to commission
an additional one in memory oi
Judith Resnik. Each of these win-
dows costs $7500.
Said Israel Finkel: "My wife
and I have no children of our own,
and we felt nothing would be more
suitable, symbolically, than to
memorialize this great young lady
who made the supreme sacrifice."
The nine stained-glass artistic
windows, which will be completed
in the next two months or so, will
be one of the highlights of the
synagogue building.
CONGREGATION BETH AMI
A spring Boutique will be spor.
sored by Congregation Beth Ami
at the Boca Teeca Guest Lodge,
5800 N.W. 2nd Avenue, on Thurs-
day, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.
Many interesting items will be
available for gift giving and per-
sonal use. Everyone is welcome,
admission is free, and there will be
plenty of parking.
Some of the vendors offering
their unusual wares will be: Pam's
Original Jewelry, LEARN, Inc.,
The Lucite People, Trendsetters
of Coconut Grove, Friends
Childrens Originals, Bill's Plants,
The Sweater Den and many more.
All members, prospective
members and friends of Con-
gregation Beth Ami are invited to
attend a Meffillah Reading and
Purim Party on Monday, March
24 at 7:15 p.m., at 99 Villa Del Rio
Blvd.
For information and directions
please call 392-6003, 276-8804 or
994-8693.
B'NAI ISRAEL
Congregation B'nai Israel will
hold their monthly Friday night
Torah Service, March 21, at which
time new members will be
welcomed. For further informa-
tion call 483-9982.
TEMPLE SINAI
Temple Sinai Sabbath eve ser-
vice, Friday, March 21 will begin
at 7:15 p.m. instead of the regular
8:15 p.m. It will be a family
workshop and the celebration of
Purim. On the pulpit, there will be
a dialogue between Rabbi Samuel
Silver and Dr. Albert ldstein,
emeritus Rabbi erf Temple Ohabei
Shalom of Brooklin. M
Temple Sinai Brotherhood will
Mn( .in evening of music Sun-
March 23, x p.m. at the Tem
175 w. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray.. 'Shenanigans" an
outstanding and memorable show.
Donation $"<
Temple Sinai Sisterhood will
hold their next meeting, Monday.
March 84, noon at the Temple.
Barry Silver. Attorney at Law
will discuss Florida Wills, Trusts.
Probates, followed by a question
and answer period. Men are
welcome. Refreshments will be
served. For additional informa-
tion, call Adele Agin 499-6338.
TEMPLE EMETH
Temple Emeth Brotherhood
will sponsor a breakfast meeting,
Sunday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. at
the Temple, 5780 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray. Guest speaker will
be Commissioner Dorothy
Wilkins. For tickets call Julius
Daroe 198-7422.
BKTH SHALOM
Temple Beth Shalom
Sisterhood. < entury Village
West, will hoM their
i ting, Mondaj Hard I
a.m. In the Administration
building. An interesting program
will be presented. Refreshments
will be rived and boutique open.
Their monthly luncheon card par-
ty is held on the first Monday of
the month. Please contact Ann
488-4964 or Belle 482-5177 for
reservations. The Sisterhood an-
nual Donor affair will be held
Tuesday, March 26. For informa-
tion call Pauline 483-0373. Call
Hilda 483-0424 for Passover week
at the Barcelona Hotel, Miami
Beach.
BETH EL
Temple Beth El Sisterhood is
sponsoring the award winning
Caldwell Playhouse "Fridays" on
Sunday, March 23, 7 p.m. The cost
is $18 per person. For information
and reservations call Sylvia
Robers 499-7603 or Florence
Wolinsky 276-3395.
B'nai Mitzvah
Jessica Turnoff
S
JESSICA TURNOFF
On Saturday, March 22, Jessica
Lynn Turnoff, daughter of Ann
and Byron Turnoff, will be called
to the Torah at Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah.
As an ongoing Temple project
she will be "Twinning" with Alia
Aizenberg of the Soviet Union.
Jessica is a 7th Grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School and at-
tends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Siyrwha
are her brother, Seth; grand-
mother, Sadye Turnoff of Boca
Raton and great-grandmother.
Kate Goldstein of Philadelphia,
Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Turnoff will host a
collation in Jessica's honor follow-

Blake Alterman
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BLAKE ALTERMAN
On Saturday, March 22, Blake
Jordan Alterman, son of Barbara
and Howard Alterman, will be
called to the Torah at Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah. Blake is a 7th Grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in the
Simcha are his brother, David;
grandmother, Sylvia Alterman of
Coconut Creek; and great-
grandmothers, Clara Fuchs and
Etta Kantor. both of Chicago, Il-
linois. Mr. and Mrs. Alterman will
host a Kidduxh in Blake's honor
following Shabbat Morning
Services.
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Local Club&
Organization News
ORT Art Exhibition and Auction
The Boca Delray Evening
Chapter <>f Women's America!
ORT will sponsor its First Annual
Art Exhibition and Auction as a
benefit on Sunday, March 23, at
the Boca Grove Plantation Coun-
try Club.
Committees for this event were
announced recently by Anita
Werner, Chapter President: Co-
Chairmen are Donna Zisholtz and
Myrna Gross. Serving with them
will be Marcy Forster, in charge
of the Invitation Committee; Cin-
dy Levinson, in charge of the
Greeting Committee; and Pamela
Goldberg, in charge of Publicity
This outstanding exhibition and
auction will include original oils.
watercolors, and lithographs by
celebrated international artists.
All of the art is framed and ready
to hang. A reception and preview
exhibition at 7 p.m. ($10 donation
for patron reception and preview)
will be followed by the auction at 8
p.m.
Ml Droceeds will be used to
benefit the ORT program
(Organization for Rehabilitation
Through Training): School Opera-
tions in the U.S.A. and Overseas;
Student Health and Social Ser-
vices; and Teacher Training and
Development.
For additional information, call
368-4236.
ORT Community Forum '86
mmunity Forum '86. spon-
jored by the South Palm Beach
County Region of Women's
American ORT, will take place in
the Gold Coast Room of the
Florida Atlantic University
Center on Glades Road in Boca
Raton, Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30
p.m. Community Forum '86
marks the fifth such event WAO
has sponsored for the general
community. In keeping with the
ever-changing political climate of
today's world, the forum is titled,
What Price Freedom?
The program will begin with a
thought-provoking short film, Life
and Liberty ... for All Who
JWV
Jewish War Veterans Post 266
and Ladies Auxiliary will join
together to conduct installation of
officers for both groups at a
meeting, Thursday, March 27, 7
p.m. at Anshei Emuna, 16189
Carter Rd., Delray. A collation
will follow.
Jewish War Veterans Snyder
Tokson Poet 459 will hold their
meeting, Thursday, April 3, 10
a.m. in the Administration
building, Century Village West,
Boca. For further information call
Phil Chesler 496-3249
NA'AMAT
Kinneret Chapter-Na'Amat
will hold their next meeting, Mon-
day, March 24, 12:30 p.m. at Palm
Greens Clubhouse, Via Delray in
Delray. Their guest speaker will
be Rose Sher Weiss, educator and
organizer of Florida section of
retired teachers will speak on
"Jewish American Surprises."
Ms. Weiss has done extensive
speaking and writing for ADL of
B'nai B'rith and presently writes
a monthly column for the Retired
Teachers Journal. Refreshments
will be served. Members and
guests are invited to attend. Kin-
neret Chapter will join other
chapters throughout Palm Beach
County at the annual Palm Beach
council Donor Luncheon to be held
Monday, March 31 at the PGA
Sheraton in Palm Beach.
ORT
Women's American ORT
Delray Chapter will sponsor a bus
trip to Jai Alai, Saturday, April 5,
10 a.m. meeting at Flanders
Clubhouse. $15 per person. For
details call 495-2430 or 498-2878.
Women's American ORT
have formed a new chapter
Sylvia Waldner
Kelieve. It will be followed by the
three major speakers: Dr. Andre
Fladell, coordinator of the South
County Political Cooperative, who
will speak on the separation of
Church and State; Mr. Robert
Holley, State Board member of
the American Civil Liberties
Union, who will discuss the topic
of censorship, and the third
speaker, Ms. Adele Messinger.
candidate for the Florida State
Senate, District 28, will speak on
human rights.
The community is invited to at-
tend and join in the question and
answer period that will follow the
discussion. Admission is free.
at Rainberry Bay and sur-
rounding area in Delray
named Lakeside Chapter of
ORT. Officers are: Presi-
dent, Hilda Kessler, vice
presidents Lillian Herman,
Shirley Leibert and Lee
Barack. For further infor-
mation call Hilda Kessler
276-5812.
HADASSAH
Hadassah Menachem Begin
Chapter will hold their Board
meeting, Wednesday, April 2 at
the American Savings Bank,
Kings Point, Delray at 9:30 a.m. A
luncheon/card party will be held,
Tuesday, April 8, at noon at Tem-
ple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray. Donation $5.50.
Tickets are now available by call-
ing Hilda Rubin 499-5911 or
Dorothy Laskey 495-0172.
BRANDEIS
Brandeis Women, Boca Cen-
tury Village Chapter will hold
their Book Fair at the Boca Mall,
Friday and Saturday, March 21
and 22, 9 am. to 9 p.m., Friday to
6 p.m. Saturday. An installation
luncheon will be held Tuesday,
April 8, at St. Andrews Country
Club. Their guest speaker will be
Robin Branch, a reporter for the
Sun-Sentinel. There will also be a
musical program. Contribution,
$18. For reservations call Rose
483-5838 or Eleanore 482-9704.
Rrandeis University National
Women's Committee, Boca Raton
Chapter will celebrate its 10th An
niversary at a Gala luncheon at
noon on Wednesday, April 2 at
the Boca Pointe Country Club,
Boca Raton.
The music of the fabulous "Spr
ing Fest Quartet" will entertain.
Seated, from left: Cindy Kahan, Ronnie Jacobs Cohen. Standing
from left: Jill Kind, Nancy Weingard, Donna Zisholtz, Marcy
Forster, and Pamela Goldberg.
Left to right: Mildred Weiss, Liasion to new clubs Gert Aaron,
Southeast Area Coordinator; Adele Hudis Messinger; Rae Hoff.
President, Palm Beach Council. Standing left to right Celia
Levinson, Membership Vice President; Grace Hershkowitz;
Shirley Fayne, Past President; Rae Hornstein, Past President.
Na'amat Honors Messinger
Mrs. Gert Aaron, coordinator of
the Southeast Area of Na'amat
U.S.A., presented its "Celebra-
tion of Women" Award to Adele
Hudis Messinger at its annual Life
Membership Luncheon in Boca
Raton recently.
Mrs. Mildred Weiss, also
representing Na'amat U.S.A..
spoke about her experiences in
viewing Jewish Life in Spain on
her return trip from the Biennial
National Convention in Israel.
The honoree, Mrs. Messinger. is
a Life Member of Shoshanna Club
in Delray Beach and was chosen
unanimously by Palm Beach
Council to be so honored due to
her 25 years as an educator, ten
years as a public accountant, has
been a member of Palm Beach
County Advisory Board, Past
President of Women's Coalition of
Palm Beach County and many
other community affiliations to
numerous to mention. Her creed
is to promote the highest stan-
dards of care for children and the
elderly.
The afternoon was concluded
with entertainment provided
through the generosity of the
Flagler Federal Savings and Loan
Association of Miami.
Palm Beach Council of Na'amat
U.S.A. (formerly Pioneer
Women/Na'amat) will hold its An-
nual Donor Luncheon Monday,
March 31 in the ballroom of PGA
Sheraton Resort in Palm Beach
Gardens.
Gloria Elbling, newly elected
National President of Na'amat
U.S.A. will be the guest speaker.
Mayor of West Palm Beach Carol
Roberts will greet the audience.
Freidel Frank, president of the
Sharon Club, is chairwomen and
Tess Teller of Cypress Lakes Club
and Bea Goldsmith of Shoshonna
Club are co-chairing.
Israeli Ballet Dances in Poland
Installation of officers will be held
and Charter members will be
honored. Jamie S. Snyder will be
named "Woman of the Year." She
is a member of the Boca Raton
Community Redevelopment
Agency, a member of the Palm
Beach Council of the Arts and sus-
taining member of the Junior
League of Boca Raton.
For reservations and informa-
tion call Marian Shatz 482-3082.
Contribution $25. New members
are welcome.
B'NAI B'RITH
Dr. Kenneth Lipsitt, a highly
respected local Opthalmologist,
will talk on eye care and eye
diseases as guest speaker of the
Delray Lodge No. 2965 of B'nai
B'rith at its next meeting, Mon-
day, March 24. The meeting will
be held at 9:30 a.m. at the
American Savings Bank in Kings
Point.
Dr. Lipsitt originates from
Detroit and Canada. Graduated
from Wayne State U., Dr. Lipsitt
did his residency in Tufts U. in
Boston. His lectures and explana-
tions are accompanied by slides,
and emphasize eye care and
methods 'of preventing eye
diseases and high medical costs.
Leonoff Wins Medal
VANCOUVER (JTA) Cyril
Edel Leonoff has won the 1985
Margaret Mcwilliams Medal of the
Manitoba Historical Society for
his essay, "The Jewish Farmers of
Western Canada." A grandson of
Edel Brotman, pioneer farmer-
rabbi of the historic Wapella Farm
Colony in Saskatchewan, I^eonoff
serves as Historian/Archivist of
the Jewish Historical Society of
British Columbia.
TEL AVIV (JTA) In the first
cultural exchange between Israel
and Poland since most East Euro-
pean countries broke relations
with Israel during the Six-Day
War, the Israeli ballet company,
Bat-Dor, will perform in three
Polish cities.
The ballet troupe, which flew to
Poland Sunday,will appear in
Warsaw, Gdansk and Lodz. The
Polish national dance company.
Mazowsze, will reciprocate by per-
forming in Israel in May. Two
Polish theater companies have
been performing in Tel Aviv in the
past two months.
The cultural exchanges, accor-
ding to Israeli officials, were the
result of a meeting last September
in the United Nations between
Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
and Foreign Minister Stefan
Olszowski of Poland.
Israel, Egypt In More Talks
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel and Egypt began another
round of talks in Cairo to advance
the normalization process bet-
ween the two countries and to
decide how to submit the Taba
border dispute to international
arbitration.
The Israeli negotiating team ar-
rived to find the Egyptian capital
calm but still tense following two
days of riots by disaffected police
conscripts last week. They were
greeted at the airport by
representatives of the Egyptian
Foreign ministry.
Kornbluth New Prexy
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Sheldon Kornbluth was elected
president of the Association of Or-
thodox Jewish Scientists.
Obituaries
FREEOMAN
Julius, 74. of Kings Point. Delray Beach.
m originally from Massachusetts He is
survived by his wife Ada; daughter Carole
Cannen; brothers Jack and Morris; sister
Anna Brown and two grandchildren. (Beth
Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel).
KABIG
Esther. 73. of Kings Point, Delray Beach,
was originally from New York. She is sur
vived by her husband Abraham; sons
Leonard and Herman; brothers Joseph and
Hyman Aaronson; sister Edith Leiboff;
three grandchildren and one great-
grandchild. (Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial
Chapel).
LEVIN
Albert, 77. of Boca Raton, was originally
from New York. He is survived by his wife
Ann (Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel).
LEVISON
Sophie P., 71, of Delray Beach. *H original
ly from Illinois. She U survived by her hus-
band Harold; sons George and William,
brother Louis Pass. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel).
NADLER
Murray A.. 86. of Boca Raton, was original-
ly from Ohio. He is survived by his sob
Myron: daughter F. Gloria Knight: sisters
Gertrude Solomon and Helen Gelbman; six
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
SCHLESINGER
wilda, 55. of Boca Raton, was originally
from New York. She is survived by her hus-
band Donald. (Gutterman Warheit
Memorial Chapel).
ZASHKOFP
Joseph G., 73, of Delray Beach, was
originally from New York. He is survived by
his wife Bertha: daughter Andrea and sister
Rhoda Kramer. (Beth Isra.-: Rubin
Memorial Chapel)


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Some Provocative Questions and Answers About Purim
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Purim is truly unique. It is a
holiday whose message and power
have endured for over 2,000 years
- despite the fact that its story
(Megillat Esther) probably never
took place!
The special quality of Purim is
reflected in the intriguing
customs associated with both its
synagogue and home celebration.
"Blotting out" Hainan's name,
the greggar, masquerading,
mishloach manot. Purim spiels
and becoming slightly inebriated
are all part of the rich and colorful
tradition of this holiday of
deliverance.
1. Why do we make noise when
Hainan's name is read from the
Megillah?
The custom has fascinating
Biblical origins. Exodus, Chapter
17, describes a bitter battle in the
wilderness between the Israelites
and the soldiers of King Amalek.
Although Israel prevailed, the
Torah records G-d saying to
Moses: "Write this for a memorial
in the book ... I will utterly blot
out the remembrance of Amalek
from under the heavens." (Ex-
odus 17:14) In Deuteronomy
25:16, this curs.' on Amalek is
repeated: ". You shall blot out
thi*- remembrance of Amalek from
under heaven; you shall not
forget." The sense of the passage
is clear. G-d is telling the Children
of Israel thai the descendants of
Amalek will always be their
enemies and thus to "blot them
out."
Indeed, history proved that to
be true. Many years later. Agag.
then king of Amalek, became a
hitter foe of the Jewish people, a
slaughterer of women and
children. In fact. King Saul was
dethroned for sparing Agag's life
after Israel's military victory over
Amalekites. The prophet
Samuel executed Agag; and the
name of Amalek was "blotted
OUt" once n
All of which brings us to
Hainan. Turn i Book of
Chat Hainan is
identified aa "the son <>( Ham-
medatha the Agagite," m short, a
direct descendant >i Amalek! It is
iile !n assume that the
author of Esther deliberately
forged a bond between Amalek
and Haman so as to accentuate
Ha man's evil character.
Remembering the ancient injunc-
tion to "blot out" Amalek's name,
the Jews proceeded to do just that
not by violence, but through
noise. The custom of "blotting
out" the name of Haman was thus
born and endures today.
t, Where did the greggar
nginnte?
"Greggar" comes from a Polish
word meaning "rattle." Beginn-
ing about the thirteenth century,
Jews throughout Europe sounded
the greggar whenever the
megillah mentioned evil Haman.
The greggar was by no means
the only way in which the con-
gregation expressed its glee at
haman's downfall. Jews of
Talmudic times burned Haman in
effigy, a custom which continued
in some countries well into the
19th century. Thirteenth-century
European Jews drew Haman's
picture or wrote his name on
stones which they banged
together. Others wrote his name
on the soles of their shoes and
stamped them on the ground. Still
others would write Haman's name
on a slip of paper and erase it!
Haman stood for every tyrant,
every dictator, who had ever tried
to destroy the Jews. Purim
customs such as these served to
declare: "We are still alive! We
endure! We will not disappear! We
are the Jewish people!"
S. Why do we wear costume* OS
Pur
Purim borrowed freely from the
pagan carnivals of ancient times.
and especially from the later
Roman carnivals. Beginning
about the 15th century, European
Jews adapted the gala costumes
and processions of these carnivals
for Purim. Dressed in colorful
masks and attire, children would
march through the town, with tiny
Mordechais, Esthers, and
Hamans, parading in joy from
street to street.
Most congregations today carry
on that custom through Purim
carnivals, costume contests, and
other similar events. Children in
the State of Israel celebrate
Purim in grand fashion. If you're
ever in Tel Aviv on Purim day,
you'll see hundreds of beautifully
costumed youngsters.
It- How did Purim spiels start?
Purim plays, or Purim spiels,
originated about the 15th century
in Germany. Certain of these
slapstick spoofs became classics in
the communities where they were
first performed, and many of the
original manuscripts have been
preserved.
5. Are. you really supposed to get
drunk on Purim?
According to the Talmud, yes.
The exact quotation is: "On
Purim, one should drink until he
can no longer tell the difference
between 'cursed by Haman' and
'blessed be Mordechai.''
(Megillah 7b)
This runs counter to normative
Jewish teachings which generally
condemn intoxication as unseem-
ly. But Purim was exempted from
the usual rules. The custom of
allowing excessive drinking was
probably a result of Purim's
Biblical status as a Mishteh
(Literally "feast" but also mean-
ing "drink"). The rabbis
monitored the seeming per-
missiveness carefully, but, so long
as individuals did not become
abusive or destructive, Purim was
a time when almost anything was
permitted.
6. Why do we eat Hamantashen
on Purim?
Hamantashen originated in
Europe. The term derives from
two German words: mohn (poppy
seed) and taschen (pockets). The
association with Purim was
solidified by substituting the name
of Haman for mohn. There are
those who hold that the Haman-
tashen symbolize the three-
cornered hat which Haman wore.
Actually, there are many foods
which came to be associated with
Purim, but Hamantashen emerg-
ed as the most popular delicacy.
The three-cornered pastry, filled
with poppy seeds, apricots or
prunes, has become an essential
element in Purim's joy.
7. Why do we send gifts and give
charity on Purim?
The Book of Esther (9:22) en-
joins the Jews to "make days of
feasting and gladness, and of sen-
ding gifts to one another
(misloach manot), and gifts to the
Poor." It is typical of Judaism
that, even during a holiday of
revelry, we remember others,
especially those less fortunate
than ourselves. It is customary to
send two gifts to at least one
friend and to give a single gift to
at least two poor people. Even the
poorest Jew is expected to share
with others. Tbus we learn that
Tzedakah, at all times and in all
places, is a religious duty.
8. Esther's Hebrew name was
Hadas8ah. Is there any connection
between her and the great women '$
organization of toda y f
Yes, after a visit to Palestine
the great Jewish leader Henrietta
Szold decided to form a Zionist
organization for women. She envi-
sioned this group working for the
health of women and children in
what was to become the modern
State of Israel.
The founding meeting was held
at Congregation Emanu-El of
New York. The date Purim,
1912. The women constituted
themselves as the Hadassah
chapter of the Daughters of Zion.
Eventually the name would
become simply: Hadassah. The
Biblical woman, who centuries
before had delivered her people,
thus gave her name to a new
generation of women who would
seek to emulate her noble
example.
Purim teaches us that history
can be capricious. But, while
others may seek to determine our
fate by "lots," it will ultimately be
Jewish strength, commitment,
and faith which ensure a bright
future for our people.
9. What is the meaning of
Purim?
The Hebrew word "purim"
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We Celebrate Purim
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derives from the old Person word
"pur." meaning "lots." It refers
to the "lottery tickets" used by
Haman to determine a date for his
planned destruction of the Jews of
Persia.
10. Where is the story of Punm
found?
The story of Purim is contained
in the Scroll of Esther. Megillat
Esther. There are four other
Biblical megillot, each read in the
synagogue on a holiday compati-
ble with its theme. Esther is read
on Purim. Ruth on Shavuot,
Lamentations on Tisha B'av. Ec-
clesiastes on Sukkot. and Song of
Songs on Pesach. Only in the case
of Purim. however, does the
megillah relate the holiday's basic
history.
//. Is the story of Esther true'
Probably not. though there is a
supposed ancient tomb of Esther
and Mordechai in Iran. There are
some scholars who gypotesize that
Ahasuerus was either Xerxes I.
who ruled Persia from 486-46S
BCE or Artaxerxes II. King from
404-359 BCE. But historical
records of the period make no
mention of Haman. Esther or
Mordechai. nor do they refer to
any of the incidents in the Scroll
of Esther.
There are many thawid M to
how the book came to be written
Some scholars hold that Purim CO-
opted and Judaized the popular
pagan carnivals of that era.
Jewish leaders could not stop the
people from feasting and prading.
so they validated the practice in a
Jewish historical framework, in
the Scroll of Esther.
The second theory affirms that
Esther was written about the time
of the Maccabean revolt (165
BCE). In the flush of victory, say
these scholars, the book was
created to reinforce the national
mood of confidence in deliverance.
A third hypothesis is perhaps
the most interesting. The Babylo-
nians had a New Year celebration
when they believed their gods
Marduk and Ishtar cast lots to
determine each individual's fate.
Then, say these scholars, the
elements of this pagan festival
were borrowed, rewritten, and
transformed into Punm. with
Marduk becoming Mordechai,
Ishtar becoming Esther and lots
(purim) playing a pivotal role in
the plot.
No one theory is universally ac-
cepted, however, and the real
origins ol Megillat Either remain
a mystery.
12. Bui how run u .Irirmh huh
da if hi husi-il nn an event which
may never have happeneil' i
that unusual'
Purim is unusual in many
respects. First, it has many
secular aspects. Esther is the only
book of the Bible in which G-d is
not mentioned at all!
The elevation of Purim to a ma-
jor holiday in the eyes of the
Jewish people was a result of the
Jewish historical experience. Over
the centuries. Haman became the
embodiment of every anti-Semite
in every land where Jews were op-
pressed. Jewish communities
throughout the world, when
delivered from tragedy, often
wrote their own megillot and
celebrated local Punms. Even the
enemies of the Jews recognized
their identification with Haman.
In an eene prophecy, in 1944.
Adolf Hitler declared" that, if the
Nazis lost the war the Jews would
celebrate a second Punm.
The significance of Punm. then.
lies not in how :t began, but in
what it has become a thankful
and joyous affirmation of Jewish
survival against all odds.
ADL, AJCom.
Trade Hot Words Over Farmers' Bias
Continued from Page 1
core activists in the Great Plains
Midwest, and between seven and
ten sympathizers for each
activist."
He asserted that these figures
do not differ much with the ADL
survey He said each year the
"situation has*progressiveiy got-
ten worse. There have been more
meetings by ana-Semites that
have been better attended each
year and there has been a wider
distribution of literature."
The ADL noted that extremist
groups have tried to persuade
American farmers that Jews are
largely responsible for their pro-
blems. But the survey found that
those polled blamed their dif-
ficulties by and large on others
such as the Reagan Administra-
tion and Congress
IN THE series of questions to
test latent attitudes. 75 percent of
the respondents put a "great
deal" of the blame for the farm
problems on "big internauonai
bankers." When & key modifier
was added, only 27 percent agreed
with a statement that farmers had
been exploited by "internauoruL
Jewish bankers
Asked to what extent they con-
sidered "certain religious groups
such as Jews" responsible for the
farm crisis. 4 percent of those
surveyed said "a great deal 9
percent said "somewhat." and 79
percent replied "not very mucn '
Furtnermore. tr.e po!! asked
respondents whether they agreed
or disagreed with a senes of
derogatory statements about
Jews and other minorities, design-
ed to gauge the extent of anti-
Semiusm.
In that survey, less than one-
third of those polled responded
affirmatively to statements such
as 'Jews are irritating because
they are too aggressive." or that
Jews feel superior to other grou-
ps -"
Although these figures are. of
course, grounds for concern."
Perlmutter said, "it should be
borne in mind that in previous
polls in America, repeated over
mam years, approximately one-
third of those surveyed have tradi-
-. mally expressed anti-Semitic
sentimer
HE ADDED: 'But it ii
that despite hard
times and the anticipated
scapegoating that accompanies
difficulties. anti-Semitism has not
caught hold. A substantial majori-
ty of those questioned in the Har-
ris Poll are simply not anti-
Semitic
In response to Perlmutter.
Rudin said that "the American
Jewish Committee has always said
that the overwhelming majority of
American farmers are
democratic, pluralistic and non-
violent." He cautioned, "it is a
virus.and I think that when you
have a small amount, it is a virus
that has to be rooted out."
The ADL survey concluded that
comparatively few farmers are
even aware of the major extremist
groups seeking to exploit the
situation. Only 50 percent of those
surveyed had heard about or were
familiar with the National
Agricultural Press Association, a
group combining do-it-yourself
help to hardpressed farmers with
anti-Jewish propaganda.
EVEN FEWER 29 percent
of those surveyed had heard of
the Populist Party, the most ac-
tive U.S. organization seeking to
recruit supporters among
farmers. Only 24 percent of those
polled were acquainted with Posse
Comitatus. the anti-Semitic
organization of loosely affiliated
groups of armed vigilantes.
More significant. ADL stated.
Zundel Restrictions
Upheld in Court
TORONTO (JTA) An On-
tario appeals court has upheld
restrictions placed on convicted
neo-Nazi propagandist Ernst
Zundel which successfully barred
him from writing or commenting
on the Holocaust
Associate Chief Justice Ben
MacKinnon of the Ontario Coun
of Appeals ruled in a written judg-
ment last month that the judicial
restraint on Zundel's writing and
speaking is reasonable and
justified.
Zundel was convicted last year
of publishing the pamphlet. "Did
Six Million Really Die?," which
stated that the Holocaust was a
hoax. He was sentenced to 15
months in jail. He is out on
$10,000 bail awaiting appeal of his
conviction
was the finding that "when asked
if they had been to any meetings
or belonged to these organiza-
tions. 98 percent said they had
had no such association with these
groups." Direct involvements by
farmers with extremist groups,
the Harris Poll concluded, has
been "minimal or minute "
Jonathan Levine. the AJC's
regional director in Chicago who
has worked on the farm situation,
said in a telephone interview
Tuesday that the statistics cited
by the ADL are of concern. "We
know it is probably as high or
higher in Missouri. South Dakota
and elsewhere." he asserted.
He pointed out that in rural
population where a town may
have merely 7.0OO-8.OO0 people,
when a small percentage of that
group is active, "that number to
me is of concern ... It seems to
me that when you're dealing with
a dispersed rural population .
that we not minimize the potential
danger and our risk."
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HAPPY PURIM
Collaborators Law Applied
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5) Destroying or desecrating
Jewish religious or cultural assets
W values. 7) Inciting hatred of
Jews."
Crimes against humanity under
the law means: "murder, exter-
mination, enslavement, starvation
or deportation and other in-
humane acts committed against
the civilian population, and
persecution on national, racial,
religious or political grounds."
War crimes means: "murder, ill
treatment or deportation to fore
ed labor or for any other purpose,
of civilian populations of or in oc-
cupied territory; murder or ill-
treatment of prisoners of war or
persons on the seas; killing of
hostages; plunder of public or
private property: wanton destruc-
tion of cities, towns or villages
and devastation not justified by
military necessity
THE LAW also provides prison
sentences for membership in cer-
tain criminal organizations such
as the SS and for criminal or
bestial acts performed in prisons
and concentration camps.
Demjanjuk is the first accused
war criminal extradited to Israel
for trial. He would be the second
to be executed for war crimes if he
is convicted and the death penalty
is imposed and carried out. Adolf
Eichmann. the deputy to gestapo
chief Heinrich Himmler who was
directly responsible for the mass
deportation of Jews to death
camps, was executed in Israel by
hanging in 1962
Eichmann. a top-ranking Nazi,
was tracked down and kidnapped
by Israeli intelligence agents in
1961 in Argentina, where he lived
after World War II under an
assumed name. Demjanjuk. by
contrast, was a small cog in the
Nazi murder machine who gained
admission to the U.S. by lying
about his collaboration with the
Nazis.
Israel
'Condemned'
MONTREAL (JTA) The
Governing Council of the Interna-
tional Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO) has voted 21-1 to
"condemn" Israel for the in-
terception and diversion by Israeli
Air Force jets of a civilian Libyan
aircraft in international airspace
over the Mediterranean last Feb.
4.
The sole dissenting vote in the
33-member body was cast by the
United States. There were nine
abstentions Japan. Australia,
Canada. United Kingdom.
France. West Germany. Spain,
Sweden and Belgium. Israel, a
member of the ICAO but not of its
Governing Council, deplored the
resolution because it does not
refer to terronsm nor mention the
reason why Israel intercepted the
plane.
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Israeli Smuggler
Heroin in Luggage Brought Him Death
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Yosef
Dahan, an Israeli convicted of
smuggling drugs into Egypt, was
sentenced to death by hanging by
a Cairo court last Thursday. He
has 90 days to appeal the sentence
and can also appeal to President
Hosni Mubarak for pardon as a
last resort.
Zvi Litsky, an Israeli attorney
who was in court as an observer,
said he would brief Egyptian
lawyers on the case in an effort to
seek a retrial. He didn't say on
what grounds. Non-Egyptian
lawyers cannot plead before
Egyptian courts.
Dahan, who lives in Ashkelon
with his wife and family, was ar-
rested at Cairo airport last
August on his way home from In-
dia. A search of his luggage yield-
ed 1.25 kilos of heroin. He told the
court during his trial that he had
intended to sell the drug in Israel.
He flew to Cairo, he said, because
he preferred to enter Israel via
the land border, where customs
inspections are not as stringent as
at Ben Gurion Airport.
Israeli officials have indicated
they would try to incercede with
Mubarak to have Dahan's
sentence commuted to life im-
prisonment or. preferably, to have
him extradited to Israel for trail
where, if convicted, he could be
sentenced to life.
The Cairo court imposed a
$7,500 fine on Dahan in addition
to the death penalty and ordered
the confiscation of any property
he may have in Egypt. Dahan is
presently on death row in a Cairo
jail along with four Egyptians, a
Sri Lankan, and a Somali under
death sentence for drug s-
muggling.
Only 86 Jews
Were Let Out
NEW YORK (JTA) Only
86 Jews were permitted to
emigrate from the USSR during
February, the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ)
reports. To date, a total of 165
Jews have been granted visas in
1986, reflecting little change in
Soviet Jewish emigration, which
has all but reached a standstill in
the last four years, the NCSJ said.
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P^J6_jnH^ewi8hj1oridian of South County/Friday. March 21, 1986
Star Wars: A Nuclear Security Shield?
London Chronicle Syndicate
For President Reagan,
there is probably no defense
issue more important than
his proposed Strategic
Defense Initiative (SDI). "A
security shield can one day
render nuclear weapons ob-
solete and free mankind
from the prison of nuclear
terror," he declared in his
state of the Union address
before a joint session of
Congress on Feb. 4.
"America met one historic
challenge and went to the moon."
he said. "Now America must meet
another: to make our strategic
defense real for all the citizens of
planet Earth."
The President and his closest
advisers have a deep belief in the
scientific potential of their "Star
Wars" project. The tragic explo-
sion of the Challenger space shut-
tle does not appear to have overly
shaken that confidence.
THEY ARE still convinced that
the U.S. indeed has the potential
to develop a defensive system that
will remove the possibility of
nuclear war. And as a result, they
are moving full speed ahead with
the SDI concept.
This was evident in the new
federal budget just submitted to
Congress. There were manv
billions of SDI dollars at stake,
despite the Gramm Rudman at-
mosphere of heavy budget cut
across the board." In the 1987
fiscal year budget alone, the Ad-
ministration has proposed some
$5 billion for initial research and
development. More will be
available in future years.
Already, the IS. Defense
Department has signed hundreds
of contracts with American firms
working at the cutting edges of
high-technology to explore
various aspects of the program.
Many of these companies and
think tanks are located m the
Boston area helping explain
why the cost of housing there has
increased by <'\vr 30 ,;-ervent this
past year aicru-
Many people are rr ere.
S I: already hash
impact or B The
sam.
Valie> near P
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THE ADMINISTRATION

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Wein:*-- malK accepting
the n. Rabin proposed
that the -rnments sign a
new Memorandum of Agreement,
doing exactly that. There is every
reason to iflieve that within the
next few niontns. the first Pen-
tagon contracts with Israeli
defense-relat.i firms will be
signed.
The SDI pr im is still very
controversy the United
States. Mai beral Democrats
tical. simply
at it for months
no Administration
let experts
t.ely feasible.
Moscow be so
bellieve it i
blasting awa\
indirect pre*.:
argues, th..
believe it is
Why else *
alarmed?
Administration officials are
delighted that even while the con-
troversy has continued to spread
Western Europe, a similar
Dot really taken place
WHITE HOUSE officials have
ng hope
rmti will
- the
y in-
nited
Thomas Dine
States, especially in Congress and
the Jewish community. So far,
their hopes are being met.
Thus, the chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations.
Kenneth J Bialkin, issued a press
release on Feb. 3. praising the
Israeli decision to join the pro-
gram as representing "a further
confirmation of the close and
mutally advantageous relation-
ship" between the United States
and Israel.
In a cable to Rabin. Bialkin said
it was "a further example of the
advanuv oration and
muta! iu| t ween
Washington and Jerusaien "'\\,
want to commend you for your
:. Israel: off.
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THIS WAS ur -ed
Thomas Dine.
AIPAC ltive director
fied before the Senate Armed
'- Subcommittee on
Strategic and Theater Nuclear
forces which had convened to ex-
amine new defenses against tac-
tical ballistic missiles.
There is an interesting twist in
the American Jewish reaction to
Israel's attraction to SDI. Even
those American Jews who are op-
posed to SDI in principle out of
strictly American concerns can
understand why Israeli leaders
are anxious to cooperate with it.
These American Jews accept the
fact that Israel, potentially, has
some longterm national interests
at stake.
Israeli officials, for their part,
have been anxious to learn if some
of the new and exotic missile
defense technologies envisaged in
the SDI program might have a
spillover benefit in conventional
warfare, especially in neutralizing
the Soviet-supplied SS-21 surface-
to-surface missiles in Syria.
Lt. Gen. James Abraham>
:" the SDI prograr-
the Defense Department,
maintained for some time
such a possibility does in fact
exist.
HE SAID the SDI system "that
is most often publicized or talked
about is the multi-layered defense
that clearly would be most effec-
tive against longer range
missiles." such as the intercon-
tinental SS-lHs or the theater
range SS-20s.
"However," he told reporters
last year, "the very short range
missiles, like the SS-21s and the
tactical range missiles that
threaten not only Israel but also
Europe those are a special pro-
blem, a very difficult problem.
We're not ignoring that. We are
working on those kinds of
systems. And I believe that as we
are successful in finding ways to
deal with that, that it can con-
tribute not only to the nuclear
strategic defense, but also to the
many, many conventional threats
that are, indeed, facing many of
our allies, in different ways than
they are threatening the United
States.
"So, I think the answer is yes
simply and very clearly, yes.
These advanced technologies can
be applied not only in the strategic
arena, but also in the tactical
arena. And that is one of the
benefits of a participative pro-
gram, with many allies."
ABRAHAMSON expressed
confidence that many Israeli com-
panies could get involved. He
recalled a personal visit to Israel
earlier in his career to stud\
Israel's purchase of F-16 fighter
aircraft from the United States.
"I am familiar with the im-
pressive technical capability that
Israel has. he said. He cited some
examples of potential Israeli
involvement.
"Those areas range from some
of the very fundamental
technologies, such as in optics,
even in some of the laser applica-
tions, through data processing
could be significant-, ,,.rms,
the Israeli economy."
U.S. officials said that tot
Israeli political and military
leadership was now after some
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through advanced materials, and initia| dragging clearlv t*k,
finally even some of themore coiv the entire subject very serious?
ventional applications of some of
the advanced technologies, mean-
ing improving missiles, making
missiles more effective."
Later, in response to another
question, he said: "Israel, among
many nations, has a very strong
technical capability." He said the
United States "does not have a
corner on the market in terms of
brilliant people and effective
teams that are able to move
technology forward. We unders-
tand that. And in the Western
Alliance, we would like to be able
to call on wherever the best peo-
ple might be to help us with this
very formidable job."
Other Pentagon officials
similarly expressed admiration for
Israel's capabilities in certain "ap-
plied technical areas." They noted
that Israel has a proven track
record in coming up with in-
novative ideas on the battlefield.
"Israel has the know-how," one
U.S. expert said, citing as good
examples the Weizmann Institute
of Science in Rehovot and the
Technion in Haifa. Both have
first-rate reputations in the U.S.
"We're not doing Israel anv
favors," he said. "We could reall'v
use their help."
PENTAGON officials also said
Israel has an excellent record in
producing high-quality prodi.
at relatively low cost. They said
that this should make Israeli com
panies "very competitive' in bid-
ding for specific SDI contract;I.
They declined to speculate
about any likely dollar amounts
for potential Israeli contract.-.,
although they insisted the figures
recognizing the economic
military and political benefits for
Israel.
Regarding the political gains
U.S. officials confirmed that
several "friendly" Arab govern
ments have complained about
Israel's inclusion in the project
Thus, the U.S. already has paid a
political price in the Arab world
for inviting Israel. But whether
SDI ever really winds up deliver-
ing on the promise it holds for
Israel or the U.S. still re-
mains to be seen.
Arab Propaganda
Up in Latin Nations
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) A
heightened level of pro-Arah
political activity and propaganda
has been registered in Latin
America, becoming visible
through various developments in
eluding the sudden rash of posters
on walls of central Buenos Aires
proclaiming solidarity with Libya,
the World Jewish Congress
reported here.
According to the Latin
American branch of the W.IC, the
pro-Libyan posters carry violent
attacks against the United State
but include a renewed indictment
of "the Zionists" for th- Sabra
and Shatila massacres. The
signatories are an until-now
unknown group called "Syrian
Cultural Association."
Save the Date
and Scar with Us
at the
Second Annual
Scholarship Call
Sunday, Vim il /< th
7: p.m.
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*
2 Maverick
By MORTON I. TEICHER
Givers and Spenders: The
Politics of Charity in Israel.
By Eliezer D. Jaffe. Jerusalem:
Ariel Publishers, 1985. 114 pp.
$7.00 (paper back).
Meditations of a Maverick Rab-
bi. By Albert S. Axelrad.
Chappaqua, N.Y.: Rossel
Books, 1985. 170 pp. $8.95
(paper back).
The dictionary defines
"maverick" as "an independent
individual who refuses to conform
with his group.'* It is a term which
applies with equal validity to these
two authors, Eliezer D. Jaffe and
Albert S. Axelrad. Axelrad uses
the term, "maverick," to describe
himself. Jaffe can just as readily
be characterized by the same
name.
Jaffe is an American who im-
migrated to Israel 25 years ago.
Except for two years as head of
.lerusalem's public welfare depart-
ment, he has been and continues
to be a professor of social work at
Hebrew University. He is an
outspoken analyst of social pro-
blems in Israel and a strong ad-
vocate of involvement by
American Jews in Israeli social af-
fairs He has persistently recom-
mended abolition of the Jewish
Agency and, in this book, he in-
sists that it is an archaic relic
which blocks real partnership bet-
ween American Jews and Israel.
JAFFE BELIEVES deeply and
fervently in the attitudes which he
holds and which he puts forth with
much emphasis in "Givers and
Spenders.' He describes how, in
33, when the Jewish Agency
embly met in Jerusalem and
denied him a place on the official
program, he rented a ballroom at
his own expense.
Two hundered delegates attend-
ill his meeting for a frank discus-
of the Jewish Agency's
future. Another illustration of his
readiness to spend his own money
to fight the "establishment" is the
thai "(livers and Spenders"
was prepared at his own expense
>Ut any grants or donations.
:'' argues that American
need to know more about
what happens to the money they
tribute to Israel and to exer-
.....e control over use of these
lie asserts that this out-
ilifficult to achieve
(Hanging the current
rsome set up. He [ints to
Renewal as a good il-
tration of where American
ontributors follow their
"twin" Israeli com-
itiea where the) have a good
ay about how the mom
THESE EXPERIENCES open
possibilities for changing the
lenl framework in which many
American Jews use their Federa-
' ion contribution to buy a ticket to
Jewish identification, to express
support for Israel and to kiss off
any further obligation. Jaffe's
thesis is that more is required of
American Jews in order to
establish a true partnership with
their Israeli brothers and sisters.
The implication of Jaffe's book
is that we need to continue sup-
porting Federation as generously
and as solidly as we can. However,
we should not stop by writing a
!?' imPrtant as that is. We
need to become more deeply in-
volved. The relationship of Miami
a b0Ugh PrJect Renewal to Or
Akiva exemplifies what Jaffee is
getting at. In fact, it was he who
suggested to the authorities the
idea of twinning Diaspora com-
munities with Israeli communities
"> Project Renewal.
Since 1981, annual visits have
been made to Or Akiva by a Miami
federation delegation, headed by
Stanley C. Myers, one of Miami's
""'st distinguished leaders. These
''sits enable Miami to participate
lent! of Or Akiva in
Its to improve the quality of
:'- in their community.
Views of Philanthropy
Bookcase
Friday, March 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 17
Other visitors to Israel from
Miami include Or Akiva in their
itineraries, thus establishing a
people-to-people relationship.
"Givers and Spenders" is a
thought-provoking book which is
well worth reading. Copies may be
ordered directly from Dr. Eliezer
D. Jaffe, 37 Gaza Road,
Jerusalem, Israel 92383.
OUR SECOND "maverick,"
Albert S. Axelrad, has been the
Jewish chaplain and Hillel direc-
tor at Brandeis University since
1965. He has collected in his book
a series of his essays, articles and
talks which clearly set out his
views on a number of subjects. He
would undoubtedly agree with
Jaffe about the need to alter the
philanthropic arrangements bet-
ween American Jews and Israel.
Indeed, he makes a statement in
one of his essays which might just
as well have been written by
Jaffe. "We must seek a new way
of defining the relationship bet-
ween American Jews and the
State and Jewry of Israel ... it
should certainly be more than the
contribution of funds."
Axelrad groups his work into
four sections: The Chaplain as
Critic; the Religious Imperative;
Israel: Toward Peace and
Pluralism; Spiritual Resistance.
Each contains several essays
which demonstrate why Axelrad
is considered a controversial
figure.
For example, he places "Jewish
radicalism ... a notch above
Jewish traditionalism." He ad-
vocates that college students
develop alternatives to the adult
Jewish community. He wants "to
dispense with the halachic norm
as a general governing principle in
Hillel." He is prepared to officiate
at mixed marriages.
AXELRAD THINKS that the
age of Bar and Bat Mitzvah should
be raised to 18. He criticizes Israel
for its treatment of Arab citizens.
He thinks that Israel should not
"annex territory (or) .. .
establish urban settlements in
conquered and occupied areas."
He feels that "Israel has con-
sistently failed to take creative
political initiatives toward the
Palestinians and toward the Arab
States." He calls for "Or-
thodoxy's stranglehold to be
dismantled." He considers our
American society to be
"hypocritical," "idolatrous" and
"paranoiac."
Chef For All Seasons
By ANITA SHALLEY
One of my columns gave s
recipe for a Belgian Stew. Thi
following is a stew Jewish-
French style I call it Boeul
Bourguignon Juif. I use a good
Kosher wine, such as a Cabernet
Sauvignon by Carmel. I serve it
over wide noodles.
l'/z lbs. lean beef, cubed
flour to dust
salt and pepper
5 Tbsps. pareve margarine
1 large chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 chopped carrots
3Vc cups dry red wine
1 Tbsp. parsley chopped
1 bay leaf
A pound sliced mushrooms
12 small onions (peeled)
1. Dust the beef with flour, salt
and pepper.
2. Melt 3 tablespoons of the
margerine in a casserole and
brown the chunks of meat, chop-
ped onion, garlic and carrot.
3. After browning, pour in the
wine, add the parsley, and bay
Anita Shalley
leaf. Cover and cook in a 350
degree oven for about lVi hours.
4. Saute the mushrooms in
tablespoon of the margarine.
Then remove from pan add the
last tablespoon of margarine and
brown the small onions.
5. After the stew has been in the
oven for 1% hours, stir in the
mushrooms and onions, cover and
cook for another 30 minutes.

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Israel Bonds
Advisory
Left to right: Mrs. Feldman, Rabbi Feldman. Marion Leib, Joey Russell, Dr. Sidney Z. Leib
and Sheldon Jontiff (Dennis Alton)
Rabbi and Mrs. Feldman Honored
At B'nai Torah Bonds Dinner
Rabbi and Mrs. Theodore
Feldman proudly accepted
"Israel's Leadership Award"
from Sheldon Jontiff, president,
at B'nai Torah's annual Israel
Bond Dinner on March 2.
A capacity crowd shared this
special presentation. An
outspoken friend of Israel, Rabbi
Feldman allows his convictions to
be known publicly, unafraid of
conseauences
As successful chairmen, Dr. and
Mrs. Sidney Z. Leib received a
beautiful plaque from the State of
Israel commending their outstan-
ding dedication to the campaign.
Ida Abrahams received a plaque
for her continued support of the
B'nai Torah Congregation's cam-
paign for Israel Bonds.
On behalf of the congregation,
Sheldon Jontiff accepted the
Prayer for Peace Award.
Former Finance Minister Slated
For Prime Minister's Club
Former Israeli Finance
Minister Yoram Aridor will speak
at the home of Beth and Henry
Whitehill on behalf of the State of
Israel Bonds Prime Minister's
Club on Sunday.
Aridor assumed his position in
January, 1981 and served until
October 1983, after having
previously served as Deputy
Minister at the Prime Minister's
office and as Minister of
Communications.
A professional economist and an
outstanding attorney, he has been
a member of the Knesset, Israel's
parliament, since 1963, and is a
member of the Central Committee
of the Herut Party headed by
Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1933, Mr.
Aridor was educated at the
Hebrew University, where he
received a Master of
Jurisprudence degree and a BA
degree in economics and political
science.
He has served as Chairman of
the Knesset Interior Committee
and as Chairman of the Knesset
Sub-Committee on Basic Laws.
He was also a member of the
Knesset Committee on Constitu-
tion, Law and Justice.
Ralph Smith, Chairman for the
event, is enthusiastic about
Aridor's appearance as his ex-
perience brings a personal contact
for the group. Because Israel has
taken a triple digit inflation and
trimmed it down to under 10 per-
cent, the minister of Finance
should have a lot to share with the
Prime Ministers, according to
Abner Levine, president of the
Prime Minister's Club.
One qualifies to be a Prime
Minister with a $25,000 purchase
of Israel Bonds. Plaques and pins
will be presented to past and pre-
sent Prime Ministers during the
evening.
'Hamlet 7' Plan Event
At Brenners' Home
Working around a busy
schedule at The Hamlet, the Israel
Bond Committee has elected to
change the date of their annual
event to April 13, 1986. Anne and
Henry Brenner have graciously
offered to open their home for the
celebration.
A tremendous sense of
camaraderie exists since the
"Hamlet 7" began the task of join-
ing with Federation to make $1
million available to Israel, Federa-
tion borrowed the money and the
families of Henry Brenner, Sam
Fox, Oscar Kosh, Marty Karn,
Rudy Lidsky, Phil Rosenblum and
Alvin Schreibman paid the in-
terest spread so that no UJA
funds would be needed for bank
expenses.
"All seven families experienced
a wonderful feeling from being
part of this exciting transaction
and hope that other areas and in-
stitutions will follow suit,"
remarked Phil Rosenblum who
spearheaded the project.
In changing the date for the
event, Anne Brenner voiced her
belief that the efforts of the entire
committee shouldn't be diluted by
outside events. "We want to do it
right and be successful," said the
Brenners.
Ruth and Sam Fox and Bess and
Phil Rosenblum are chairing the
19S6 campaign and are already in
full swing within the community.
Free Mandela,
Botha Is Implored
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
B'nai B'rith International has call-
ed on South Africa's President to
free that nation's Black leader,
Nelson Mandela, from prison. In a
cable Friday to President P.W.
Botha, Gerald Kraft, B'nai B'rith
president, praised the lifting of
the state of emergency and easing
police control.
He added that "the release of
Mandela would be an even more
dramatic signal" of the South
African government's intention
"to heal the national wounds" and
bring all of the nation's political
groups together "to negotiate a
better future."
State Dep't. Official Pleads
Ignorance' of U.S. Mideast Policy
By JUDITH KOHN
WASHINGTON (JTA) A
State Department official who
maintained that both Israel and
the Palestine Liberation
Organization were guilty of ter-
rorism has pleaded ignorance of
U.S. policy after the State Depart
ment dissociated itself from his
remarks.
Gordon Brown, director of the
Office of Arabian Peninsula Af-
fairs, told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that if the area of the
Arab-Israeli conflict were his
"bread and butter" he
presumably would have been more
familiar with relevant U.S. policy.
He added, "I probably put in some
of my own personal views."
He was referring to a satellite
interview with Arab reporters
during which, in response to ques-
tions, he stated that Israel's bom
bing of Beirut in 1982 "killing pro
bably hundreds of thousands <>l
people" was as much an act of ter
rorism as Katyusha rockets fired
from Lebanon into Israel.
The interview was broadcast on
Worldnet, a program of the U.S.
Information Agency (USIA).
Michael Austrian, a spokesman
for the State Deparment's Near
East Bureau, told the JTA. "This
was a case of a fellow that was on
the program to discuss U.S.-Gulf
financial transactions an area in
which he has great expertise
and he got a question from out of
left field that he didn't know how
to deal with."
Shabbat, 11 Adarll,5746
Weekly Sidrah Vayikra
(Parshat Zachor)
Candlelighting 6:12 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 7:21 p.m.
Reli
gious
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. I
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.
CONGREGATION TORAH OHR
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
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 am. 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.
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ravits Dead at 81
High and Mighty Eulogize Him in New York
Friday, March 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 19
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
^uneral services were held
londay in New York's Cen-
tral Synagogue for Jacob
Javits, four-term United
States Senator from New
'ork, who died last Friday
cardiac arrest while on
vacation in West Palm
Jeach. He was 81 years old.
Thousands attended the
jrvices.
Javits the son of Jewish im-
igrant parents, rose from pover-
on the Lower East Side of New
fork to become the longest
erving Senator in the U.S. Con-
gress and one of the biggest vote-
jetters in American history. A
ilitical maverick, he ran as a
;ral Republican in every
jlitical race, beating out well-
Known Democrats in overwhelm-
ingly Democratic bastions.
ALWAYS A minority in the
Iminority party, Javits became a
Ichampion of liberal causes, bor-
Irowing the sensibilities of his
youth in New York's Jewish ghet-
|to and expanding them to em-
Ihrace all minorities. He was a
moving force behind the civil
rights movement, fair treatment
(for the poor and elderly,
guaranteed pensions for retired
persons, and. in the end, of the
right to die with dignity.
Sen. Jacob Javits
His career was a true American
dream. Jacob Koppel Javits was
born May 18, 1904 in a Stan ton
Street tenement where his father,
Morris, was the janitor. Morris
Jawetz from Galicia, who changed
the name's spelling in America lik-
ed to say he believed the name's
origin lay in the Biblical family of
scribes of Jabez, near Jerusalem
His mother, Ida Littman, was a
native of Safed in Ottoman
Palestine, who came to America
by way of Russia. She helped sup-
port the family by peddling sun-
Catholic Plans for Convent
At Auschwitz Stirs Battle
ROME (JTA) A con- utive of ^ ^.j^^
troversy has broken out in ^^e of r^j B'rith in Rome,
the Roman Catholic hierar- objected to the letter, asking,
chy over plans to establish a "Was it necessary to speak of con-
Carmelite convent on the version here?" A coalition of
site of the Auschwitz death Jewish ^ouPs in BelPum called
camp where more than two
million Jews were murdered
by the Nazis during World
War II.
The establishment of the con-
vent has been defended by Car-
dinal Franciszek Macharski in the
wake of protests by Jewish groups
in Western Europe and the
United States that the site of
Auschwitz belongs to all who were
massacred there and that,
therefore, no one group should
establish itself there.
BUT ACCORDING to Machar-
ski, in a sermon published in the
Vatican newspaper L 'Osservatore
Romano, "The former camp of
Auschwitz-Birkenau is in a certain
sense a new 'sacred place' that
belongs without distinction to all
humanity and to every people."
However, some of his peers in the
Roman Catholic hierarchy
disagree with the project and the
the plan to build a convent at a
site where so much Jewish blood
was shed "intolerable."
Cardinal Albert Decourtray of
Lyon, France, seemed to agree.
He called the fund-raising plan
"disconcerting" and observed
that Auschwitz would always re-
main "a reminder of the Shoah,
that is to say, the attempt to ex-
terminate Jews because they are
Jews." A spokesman for Cardinal
Godfried Danneels of Malines-
Brussels said the bishops of
Belgium and The Netherlands
were not consulted about the
fund-raising and were "not very
happy" about the campaign.
A Vatican source familiar with
the issue said no Jewish groups
were consulted before the convent
project was initiated in 1984 and
added, "Perhaps this was a
mistake." The sourcce asked not
to be identified.
LICHTEN SAID the ADL and
nature of the fund-raising cam- other groups have questioned why
paign initiated on its behalf by
Pope John Paul II.
The Cracow Archdiocese receiv-
ed permission in 1984 to establish
the convent in an unused theater
just outside the former death
camp which is now a State
museum. The Polish-born Pope
launched the fund-raising cam-
paign during his visit to Belgium.
Holland and Luxembourg last
May.
A letter from the Catholic-
European fund-raising group,
"Help to the Church in Distress,"
promoted the Auschwitz convent
as "a spiritual fortress and a
gWantee of the conversion of
strayed brothers from our coun-
tries as well as proof of our desire
to erase outrages so often done to
[the Vicar of Christ."
JOSEPH LICHTEN. represen
a convent must be built as a "sym-
bol" at Auschwitz since
Auschwitz already is a symbol for
all those who suffered there. The
Coordinating Committee of
Jewish Organizations in Belgium
said in a recent statement that
Auschwitz should be an eternal
memorial to the Holocaust and not
fought over by rival religions like
the holy places in Jerusalem.
Cardinal Macharski noted that
Carmelite nuns founded a convent
at the Dachau concentration camp
in Germany 40 years ago and no
one objected. He said the Catholic
victims at Auschwitz included a
priest. Maximilian Kolbe, who
gave his life for a fellow prisoner
and who was canonized in 1982,
and Sister Edith Stein, a German
Jew who converted to Catholicism
and became a Carmelite nun.
dry wares from a pushcart.
THE FAMILY moved to
Brooklyn and then Washington
Heights, later to be Javits'
stepping-off point in his political
career. He put himself through
Columbia University and New
York University Law School
nights while working days in a
print shop and a pipe factory. He
passed the New York Bar while
clerking in his brother Ben's law
firm, then joined the Republican
Party with the campaign of New
York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuar-
dia. He chose, he said, the party of
Lincoln, which he considered the
"party of equality."
His political career began in
1946 when he surprised all by win-
ning the 21st District of New
York, the Washington Heights
Inwood area of upper Manhattan
heavily populated by German
Jews. After two terms as Con-
gressman, Javits was elected New
York State Attorney General. In
1956, he won his first term as
Senator. Javits' strong Jewish
sentiments and his staunch sup-
port for the Jewish State made
him an unsurpassed favorite with
Jewish voters across the political
spectrum.
At no time in his long career of
public service did he ever forget
or fail to mention his origins. He
was a long-time member of
several major Jewish organiza-
tions. He was active in B'nai
B'rith and the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, for which
he served as honorary vice-
chairman more than 25 years. In
1981, Javits was awarded the
ADL's Haym Salomon Award.
IN JANUARY, 1985, Javits
received a special presentation of
the Community Achievement
Award of the American ORT
Federation (AOF). Javits was an
AOF Board member since the
1940s, when he visited ORT
training centers in the German
DP camps immediately after
World War II. His testimony
before Congress helped focus at-
tention on the plight of the
refugees, and an ORT's help in
preparing them for their new
lives.
In October, 1984, Javits receiv-
ed a Public Service Achievement
of the United Jewish Appeal-
Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies of New York. Last week,
the first Jacob Javits
Humanitarian Award of the UJA
Young Leadership was awarded
to Elie Wiesel, chairman of the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council. Javits was also
active in the Zionist Organization
of the America, the American
Jewish Committee, UJA-
Federation, and the America-
Israel Cultural Foundation.
Javits' record in Congress
bespoke his overriding involve-
ment with his Jewish heritage.
"I've always felt close to
Judaism," he remarked in an in-
terview with The Jewish Week
(New York). "Its precepts
animated my public and private
careers ... My heritage is the
stuff of the Prophets."
ASKED TO comment on his
perception of the American
Jewish community, Javits
responded that he felt it was
"healthy and vigorous ... I
believe there is an enhanced con-
sciousness of the position of Jews
on earth."
Addressing the issue of black-
Jewish relations, he said "it is
regrettable that a strain has
developed between the black
minority and the Jewish communi-
ty. But I believe that time and
good work on both sides will heal
that breach and again secure the
natural alliance for human rights
and for civil rights and liberties.
On Israel, he remarked, "I
believe Israel will live to see a day
when it is a real leader in the af-
fairs of mankind, and this goes for
science, technology and health, as
well as moral and spiritual leader-
ship and international security."
MAINTAINING his rights as
an American Jew, however, he
counseled that "Jews in the
United States should not be in-
hibited respecting criticism of
Israel while we should give
our full support to Israel for
security and economic well-being,
we must recognize its right to
have an independent point of view
and policy."
In 1980, Javits suffered his first
defeat at the polls, losing his
23-year Senate seat to then-
unknown Alfonso D'Amato, a
Superior from Hempstead, Long
Island. Javits was then beginning
to show the signs of the
debilitating motor neuron disease
from which he suffered
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS), more commonly known as
Lou Gehrig's Disease, after the
baseball player who died of the
then-unfamiliar illness.
Javit's loss of his Senate seat
cost him the prize he had sought
so long, the chairmanship of the
Foreign Relations Committee, the
post that would have been his as
the Republicans became the ma-
jority party in the Senate for the
first time in his career.
Javit's colleagues bid farewell to
their longtime colleague in an
hour-long tribute on the Senate
floor, saying goodbye not just to a
Senator but to a legend.
Tributes at the Central
Synagogue came to him, among
others, from U.S. Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D., Mass.) and U.S. Sen.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D., New
York). Seated in the front rows to
Sen. Javits' coffin bedecked by
the Stars and Stripes were, in ad-
dition to other luminaries, former
President Richard Nixon, former
Secretary of State Henry Kiss-
inger and former U.S. Sen.
Howard Baker (R., Tenn.).
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