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w^ The Jewish "m y
of South County
Volume 8 Number 14
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida
Friday, Apnl4. 1986
f,i shoch,t Price 35 Cents
Leaders Tackle Jewish
Polarization ... page 2
Jewish PAC Power...
page 3
Supreme Court Yarmulke
Decision ... page 4
Local Expert on Star Wars
Issue ... page 5
New Evidence Uncovered About Waldheim's Past
The World Jewish Congress
has released a 1948 U.S. Ar-
my document showing that,
after World War II, both the
Army and the United Na-
tions War Crimes Commis-
sion (UNWCC) listed Kurt
Waldheim as a suspected
Nazi war criminal.
The document a page from
Dodd Urges Sharing of
Concerns With Non-Jews
Sen. Christopher Dodd
(D., Conn.) is urging
American Jews to discuss
the issues that concern the
Jewish community, not only
among themselves and
members of Congress, but
with their non-Jewish
friends and neighbors.
"To not discuss these sub-
jects" with non-Jews "is a
mistake of monumental propor-
tions," he told the 500 delegates
attending the closing luncheon of
the national biennial convention of
the American Jewish Congress at
the Omni-Shoreham Hotel. "You
cannot sustain any policy in a
democracy without broad-based
public support for what you are
doing," Dodd asserted.
HE SAID Jews have been
neglecting this "important educa-
tional process." He said he knew
it was "awkward" to discuss these
issues with people who may be ig-
norant of the issues and even ask
"offensive" questions, but it has
to be done.
the Army's 'Combined Registry
of War Criminals and Security
Suspects" ("CROWCASS") -
reports that Waldheim's ap-
prehension was being sought by
Yugoslavia on suspicion of com-
plicity in what the Registry listed
as "murder."
Waldheim, who served as
Secretary-General of the United
Nations from 1972 to 1981. has
been at the center of a storm of
controversy since the first week of
March, when the Austrian
magazine Profil charged that he
had falsely denied membership in
two Nazi organizations, including
the SA ("Brownshirt")
A WORLD Jewish Congress in-
vestigation discovered that
Waldheim concealed for 40 years
his wartime military service in
Yugoslavia and Greece on the
staff of Alexander Loehr, a
notorious Nazi general who was
hanged in 1947 for war crimes.
Waldheim is currently a candidate
for the Presidency of Austria.
Waldheim's CROWCASS
listing notes that he served during
1944-45 as a staff officer in
Department IC (Intelligence) of
the General Staff of Army C
Group E ("Heeresgruppe E") in
Yugoslavia. Army Group E was
headed by General Loehr. On
March 4, the WJC released a
photograph taken from a German
Army newspaper showing First
Lieutenant Waldheim meeting
with Loehr in Nazi-occupied Sara-
jevo, Yugoslavia, in late 1944.
Waldheim's CROWCASS
listing also shows that he served
as an officer in the Abwehr, the
military intelligence service of the
High Command of the German
Armed Forces. This is the first
time that Waldheim has been
publicly linked to the Abwehr.
A WJC spokesman said that his
organization had located the Ar-
my CROWCASS document in
public archives of the U.S. govern-
ment. He expressed profound
"dismay" that the Army, in
responding on February 20 to a
Freedom of Information Act re-
quest made by the WJC for all
documents "referring or relating
to" Waldheim, had failed to
disclose Waldheim's listing as a
war crimes suspect.
Army instead made available
three innocuous documents
relating to Waldheim's post-war
civil service employment in
Austria, and claimed that these
were the only locatable Army
records pertaining to Waldheim.
Waldheim is listed on the
CROWCASS document as suspect
number 79/724 of the UNWCC.
According to the WJC,
Waldheim's listing by the now-
defunct Commission means that
there should be a 'case file' on
Waldheim among the approx-
imately 40,000 such files contain-
ed in the Commission's records.
Those records have long been in
the custody of the UN, and access
to them even by UN member-
nations is permitted only by
special permission of the UN
On March 6, the WJC released
documents, including a 1980 letter
from the U.S. Attorney General
Benjamin Civiletti to Waldheim,
thankinsr him for the agreement of
Continued on Page 19
Nehemiah Persoff To Do
One-Man Sholem Aleichem At Caldwell
Sen. Christopher Dodd
Dodd said members of Con-
gress, who for the most part sup-
port Israel and other issues of par-
ticular concern to Jews, were also
"to blame" because they discuss
these issues only before Jewish
audiences. He said he has begun
Continued on Page 7
Special to the South County Jewieh
Possibly inaugurating a new in-
terest in ethnic material by the
Caldwell Theatre Company, a one-
man show based on the work of
Sholem Aleichem will be perform-
ed by the noted character actor
Nehemiah Persoff from April 14
to 19. Persoff s six-performance
engagement will be a highlight of
this year's Mitner Festival, a
celebration of the work and spirit
of the architect who shaped the
elegance of Boca Raton in the
Rabbi Silberman Appointed
To Anshei Shalom Pulpit
Temple Anshei Shalom of West
Delray will have a new spiritual
leader, starting tonight, April 4,
in the person of Rabbi Dr. Morris
Silberman, president Edward
Dorfman announced this week.
Rabbi Silberman will take over
the pulpit previously held by the
temple's first rabbi, the late Rabbi
Jordan H. Shepard, who died last
August after serving the con-
gregation for eight months.
Rabbi Silberman's inaugural
service tonight will be a homecom-
ing to Delray, where he was the
first rabbi, nine years ago, to
minister to the spiritual needs of
the then fledgling Temple Emeth.
The 250 members of Temple
Emeth at that time held services
in a church building, and it was
under Rabbi Silberman's leader-
ship that the congregation soon
after marched with the Torah
scrolls to the new Temple
synagogue building on Atlantic
Rabbi Dr. Morris Silberman
When he left Temple Emeth in
1980, the congregation had grown
to more than 1,000, and the
"singles club" which he had
organized with a nucleus of three
members had grown to more than
900 members.
In 1981, when Temple Anshei
Shalom had a mere 50 members
and had just been granted use of
the Carteret Bank building for
Sabbath Services, Rabbi Silber-
man was the first guest rabbi. An-
shei Shalom moved into its
spacious new building less than a
year ago.
Rabbi Silberman was born in
Jerusalem, where his grand-
father, a rabbi from Russia, had
settled after trekking to the Holy
Land from Pinsk, across Europe,
at the head of a group of his
followers. His parents, however,
immigrated to the U.S.. and Mnr-
Continued on Page 6
Nehemiah Persoff, one of the
most talented and versatile actors
of our day, will be remembered by
most moviegoers as Yentl's father
in the Barbra Streisand film. But
that performance was one among
hundreds which have made Per-
soff a byword in the entertain-
ment world. He has played Don
Quixote in The Man of La Mancha
and Willy Loman in The Death of a
Salesman, and has taken major
roles in Galileo, Fiddler on the
Roof, Peter Gynt, Peter Pan,
Oliver and The Dybbuk.
In television he has won a
Sylvania Award for his perfor-
mance as Pablo in For Whom the
Bell Tolls. He has acted in many
other shows which made TV
history, Alfred Hitchcock
Presents, Twilight Zone, Mission:
Impossible, and The Bill Cosby
Show among them. In films he has
worked with Charles Laughton,
John Garfield, Humphrey Bogart,
Marlon Brando, and Boris
Karloff. He has had parts in Some
Like It Hot, Green Mansions, The
Harder They Fall, and The
Greatest Story Ever Told. Surely
Persoff s biographer will be over-
whelmed by the tremendous varie-
ty of the actor's achievements in
every field of the dramatic arts.
His range has been encyclopedic.
Persoff's Jewish roots are
strong and abiding. He was born
in Jerusalem during the period of
the British mandate, and came to
the United States when he was
nine. He acclimated quickly to
American life, yet he chose to
marry an Israeli young woman in
1951. (He and wis wife, Thia, will-
shortly return to Israel to
celebrate their 35th wedding an-
niversary.) It was for his perfor-
mances in The Dybbuk and Sholem
Aleichem that he twice received
Nehemiah Persoff
the Los Angeles Drama Critics'
The Challenge' of Aleichem
Persoff could go on doing
Sholem Aleichem for the rest of
his hfe without running out of au-
diences. In San Francisco alone,
for example, the show ran for 17
weeks. And it has packed theatres
in Toronto, Edmonton, Miami,
Palm Beach, Chicago, Seattle and
The actor seems to have been
possessed by the writer's dybbuk.
Persoff understates it: "My delv-
ing into Sholem Aleichem's
character is not just an obsession,
it's a commitment and a challenge
for me as a man, an artist, and a
It is not likely that new genera-
tions of Yiddish readers will arise
to replace the dwindling ranks
who still read Sholem Aleichem in
the orisrinal. But the writer will
Continued on Page 19

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 4, 1986
Jewish Leaders Probe Jewish Polarization
than 260 of North American
Jewry's most prominent lay, rab-
binic, and professional leaders
gathered at the Scanticon Con-
ference Center here for two days
(March 16 and 17) to deal with the
problems that Jews of different
denominations have with one
another and to begin developing
practical solutions to the widening
gulf between them.
"Will There Be One Jewish Peo-
ple by the Year 2000?" was the
theme of the first annual Critical
Issues Conference, sponsored by
CLAL (The National Jewish
Center for Learning and Leader-
ship), an organization involved in
Jewish leadership education in the
spirit of Clal Yisrael.
Those making presentations at
this Critical Issues Conference in-
cluded: Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Gerson
Cohen, Mr. Ira Silverman, Rabbi
Alexander Schindler, Rabbi Nor-
man Lamm, Mr. Charles Silber-
man, and Rabbi Irving Greenberg.
Elie Wiesel, the noted author
and Holocaust historian, gave the
keynote address. It was a plea for
understanding and tolerance. He
voiced his concern for growing
religious divisiveness and
fanaticism, and expressed his fear
that the Jewish people were
"entering an era of gratuitous
"We live in a violent, abnormal
time," he said. "Never has the
planet been so united in its fear.
Ideological inflexibility is not ap-
propriated by one segment alone
and must be fought from within."
Wiesel called for bringing
together Jews of all denomina-
tions to create an atmosphere of
fervor around Jewish education.
"Whatever his or her affiliation,
let the Jew know the beauty of an-
cient texts, the humanity of their
laws, the depth of their tales."
Through joint scholarship and
learning, said Wiesel, "all bran-
ches can come together and
discuss the urgent issues of our
Rabbi Gerson D. Cohen
Rabbi Gerson D. Cohen,
chancellor of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America,
and a leader of the Conservative
movement, argued that the
Jewish people have achieved un-
precedented unity in this century.
He said that the current crisis of
family identity and Jewish status
has come to a head now because of
the growing power of the Or-
thodox in Israel and in the U.S.
He faulted lay leaders who secret-
ly feel that the Orthodox are
"more authentic" and therefore
lavish support on them. "The pre-
sent alarm over personal status,"
he said, "is a byproduct of Reform
assertiveness and the decision of
the Orthodox to confront them."
Cohen called for collecting an
extensive data base to establish
the facts of the Jewish condition
and on the true numbers of Jews
of contested status. He suggested
the creation of a joint commission
made up of representatives of all
branches of Judaism, including
the secular, to explore the new
facts of Jewish life and their im-
plications for the tradition. "To
insure Jewish survival beyond the
year 2000," Dr. Cohen said,
"there must be a renewal of com-
mitment to Jewish values, not just
to the Jewish people."
Rabbi Norman Lamm
Rabbi Norman Lamm, presi-
dent of Yeshiva University,
spoke from his Orthodox perspec-
tive. "We must try our best within
the limits of our integrity to
search for Jewish unity," he said.
"No amount of goodwill posturing
will resolve the problems facing
Jews today. Although there can
be more than one response within
Jewish law, a pluralism which ac-
cepts everything as legitimate can
lead to spiritual nihilism," said
Lamm. "If everything is kosher,
then nothing is kosher."
"Orthodoxy," he continued, "is
by its very nature tied to a
transcendent view of a Being who
is beyond us. That vision includes
the revelation of Torah and
halacha (Jewish law) as a way of
life. It therefore obligates us, and
we are not authorized to dispose
of it according to personal taste or
He called for a renewed spirit of
tolerance among all denomina-
tions, saying that the issues of
conversion and Jewish divorce,
especially the latter, pose a grave
threat to Jewish unity. "If Or-
thodox and Conservative Jews
cannot recognize a non-halachic
conversion by a Reform rabbi," he
said, "at least the person involved
can later undergo a conversion ac-
cording to Orthodox Jewish law.
But the lack of Jewish divorce
(get) would label a subsequent
Jewish remarriage adultery, and
children of that union jnamzerim
(bastards) who are forbidden to
marry other Jews for generations.
He called for reviving the Na-
tional Bet Din (religious court)
first discussed in the 1950s to deal
with these issues of personal
status. Judges would be elected
only on the basis of scholarship
and personal observance of
Jewish law. Thus, at least a partial
solution of the problem would be
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president of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
the synagogue organization of
Reform Judaism, said, "our
disagreements have not truly in-
flamed the passions of our people.
"The greatest danger arising
from our wranglings," said
Schindler, "is not that the Or-
thodox refuse to recognize
Reform conversions, but rather
that the great mass of unaffiliated
Jews will be so put off by what
they see that they will say 'a
plague on all your houses.''
He said that the issue of
patrilineal descent (adopted by
Reform groups) was not really a
new concept, and that biblical
lineage was male-oriented. "We
have always invoked the 'God of
our Fathers,' not of our mothers,"
said Schindler. Schindler stressed
Reform's view that "All changes
(in Jewish practice) must be born
of necessity and conviction." The
patrilineal decision was a principl-
ed assertion of the equality of men
and women and a response to the
anguish of the children who con-
sidered themselves Jewish but
were pushed into a no-man's land
between Jews and Christians.
Schindler issued a plea for mutual
tolerance in recognition of the fact
that many differences between
Orthodox and liberal Jews are
unlikely to be resolved.
religious forum where policies and
possible mutual compromises
could be explored.
Ira Silverman
- Ira Silverman, president
of the Reconstructionist Rab-
binical College, said that "the bar-
riers of ethnicity and geography
must be transcended." He said
that Jews who call themselves
"just Jews" and not members of
specific denominations should be
applauded, and that no one group
has a "monopoly on the truth.
Silverman called for continuing
pluralism in bridging%%he gap bet-
ween tradition and modernity.
For the sake of community, he
and other Reconstructiomsts are
prepared to make certain com-
promises to enable traditionalists
conference, speeches and
workshops, Rabbi Irving (Yitz)
Greenberg, president of CLAL,
charged that the present state of
intra-Jewish dialogue is less
developed than the Jewish-
Christian dialogue of 60 years
ago. He noted that the Jewish
community now spends $10
million a year on Jewish-Christian
dialogue, but not a significant
fraction of that amount on
dialogue among themselves. "This
shows an unhealthy lack of self-
respect for Jewish priorities," he
Greenberg urged that every
Jew develop a "dual loyalty" -
both to his or her own denomina-
tion and to the idea of CM
Yisrael. "The dues we pay for
such dual loyalty is a willingness
to confront one's own group for
the sake of the greater Jewish
community, and to find unifying
rather than separatist solutions."
Greenberg called for major ex-
to live with the situation, but such pansion of intra-Jewish dialogue
compromises must be a two-way at the advanced scholarly level, at
Silverman said that "Jews to-
day should not adhere to the rul-
ings of a rabbinical elite, '
should judge themselves
reconstruct their Judaism
Rabbi Irving Greenberg
In summing up the two days of
the rabbinic and at the lay level.
"Almost all of the outstanding
divisive issues could be solved or
at least reduced by policies and
halachic approaches already in ex-
istence, he said. "But first the
commitment to each other must
be strengthened enough to carry
the burden of such an effort to a
successful conclusion."
In what
described as one of
the most moving
moments of the
conference, Rabbi
Schindler expressed
his regret at some of
the polemical
language which he
and others had used.
But he communicated the pain
of being the object of denial and
the concern at delegitimation out
of which Reform Jews spoke.
Rabbi Schindler called for con-
crete steps to improve relations
between the groups, including ex-
change of ideas and pulpits, joint
studies, and a regular nonbinding
Soviet Jewish Refusenik
Sentenced To Three Years
Soviet Jewish refusenik Vladimir
Lifshitz was convicted and
sentenced last week to three years
in prison for anti-Soviet slander,
according to the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews.
Lifshitz was arrested on Jan. 8
on his way to work. He was charg-
ed with anti-Soviet slander, under
Article 190-1 of the criminal code
of the Russian Soviet Federated
Socialist Republic. These charges
were based on statements Lifshitz
made in letters he wrote describ-
ing his current situation in the
Soviet Union.
The letters, which Lifshitz ad-
mits he wrote, were illegally con-
fiscated from the mail by Soviet
officials, as well as copies of other
personal correspondence seized
from the Lifshitz apartment in
Leningrad during a search carried
out prior to his arrest.
Lifshitz was the first Soviet Jew
arrested and tried since the
Geneva summit last November.
He has been repeatedly refused
permission to emigrate since 1981
on grounds that it is "against the
interests of the State."
An electrical engineer and a
mathematician, Lifshitz worked
as head of the division of economic
forecasting at the All-Union
Scientific Research Institute for
the jewelry industry in Leningrad
until 1981. when he had to resign
because of his application to
emigrate to Israel.
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Debate On Single-Issue PACs
Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Study Predicts That
forum on Jewish political power
erupted into a sharp debate on
"single-issue PACs" March 18, at
the American Jewish Congress'
1986 National Biennial Conven-
tion here at the Shoreham Hotel.
Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.),
asserting that more than 80 per-
cent of members of Congress sup-
port Israel and do so for moral,
not financial reasons, charged
that pro-Israel, single-issue PACs
often end up being "shaken
down" by politicians who would
not change their position even if
denied PAC funds. Giving cam-
paign funds to such office-holders
or candidates "is too often a
waste," he said.
"You don't buy support for
Israel with Jewish money," he
said. "That's what our enemies
say. We get support for Israel
because it is in the moral and
strategic interest of the United
States to support the Jewish
State." Too frequently, he went
on, pro-Israel PACs will support
candidates who, except for their
support of Israel, differ sharply
with the Jewish community on
such issues as school prayer and
Other forum panelists address-
ing the 500 AJCongreas delegates
from across the nation were
Richard Altman, director of the
National Political Action Commit-
tee (NatPAC), one of the largest
pro-Israel committees; political
analyst Ben Wattenberg; and
Lynn Cutler, vice chairperson of
the Democratic National
Altman, responding to Frank's
charge, asserted that "everything
is not okay with U.S.-Israel rela-
tions." He cited the 1981 Con-
gressional vote in favor of the
AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia in
1981 and contended that support
for the sale "came from
legislators from states like Wyom-
ing, Montana and Arkansas." The
Jewish community, he noted, can-
not afford to ignore legislators
and candidates from such areas,
and it is important for the Jewish
community to encourage support
of Israel through political
Wattenberg noted that the
United States is a nation of
special-interest groups that must
make trade-offs on political issues.
In some instances, this may in-
volve difficult compromises, he
suggested. "If 90 percent of a
Congressman's supporters are for
Rapid Expansion
Of Pro-Israel PACs
While a debate continues in the
American Jewish community
whether it is wise to be perceived
as a single-issue community,
political action committees
(PACs) formed to ensure con-
tinued support for Israel are ex-
panding rapidly.
A recent report by Common
Cause, the citizen's advocacy
group, asserts that "the pro-Israel
PACs' contributions may well
have been the fastest growing of
all interested groups during the
past five years," increasing their
contributions between the 1980
and 1984 elections by nine times
as compared to a doubling by all
PACs during the same period.
Since 1981. 66 pro-Israel PACs
have contributed $6,120,713 to
candidates for the Senate and the
In 1985, the pro-Israel PACs
gave Congressional candidates
$853,520, according to Common
Cause. The top recipient was Sen.
Robert Kasten (R., Wise.), chair-
man of the Senate Appropriations
Subcommittee on Foreign Opera-
tions, who received $107,600 in
1985. He was followed by Sen.
Arlen Specter (R., Pa.), a subcom-
mittee member, $70,375; and Sen.
Alan Cranston (D., Cal.), a
member of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, $57,250. All
three face tough reelection cam-
paigns this year.
The report shows that five other
Senators, who are either on the
Foreign Operations Subcommit-
tee or the Foreign Relations Com-
mittee and are seeking reelection
received large contributions last
They are Daniel Inouye (D.,
Hawaii), $29,050; Christopher
Dodd (D., Conn.) $28,250; Alfonse
D'Amato (R., N.Y.), $28,250;
Frank Murkowsi (R., Alaska)
$8,000; and Patrick Leahy (D.,
Vt.) $3,500.
Common Cause also points to
contributions in 1985 to members
of the House Foreign Affairs
Committee. They are Reps.
Lawrence Smith (D., Fla.)
$15,000; Lee Hamilton (D., Ind.)
$11,800; John McCain (R. Ariz.)
$11,000; Sam Gejdensen (D.,
Conn.) $9,250; Harry Reid (D.,
Nev.) $6,000; and Mark Siljander
(R., Mich.) $5,000.
Those who received contribu-
tions from pro-Israel PACs do not
always win. Of the 10 candidates
receiving the most funds from
1981 through 1984, four were
defeated, including the second
highest recipient, James Hunt,
who was defeated by Sen. Jesse
Helms (R., N.C.) in 1984.
school prayer, and he is for Israel,
then you shouldn't withhold
money because of his position on
school prayer," he said. He also
asserted that the Jewish com-
munity itself is split on a number
of domestic issues.
Frank replied that in instances
where pro-Israel candidates are
running against each other,
American Jews should support
the candidate who best represents
their position on non-Israel issues.
Wattenberg declared that "the
most important thing for Israel is
a strong, assertive United States
policy around the world." For that
reason, he added, opposition by
liberals to defense spending and
other aspects of an aggressive
American policy has been
Wattenberg criticized those
who he claimed want Israel to be
treated as a special case in terms
of American foreign policy.
"Israel is part of the world," he
said. "The U.S. has a global
foreign policy that cannot be put
into compartments, one for Israel
and another for the rest of the
Frank retorted that many of
those demanding an assertive
poliey in other parts of the world
were far from favoring an ag-
gressive American stance in op
posing apartheid in South Africa.
Cutler argued against a percep
tion of single-issue support for
Israel. "The concern I have these
days," she said, "is that we (the
Jewish community) will be seen as
a single-issue community. We
should make a clear statement
that we are interested in and will
give money for other issues."
While she accepted the concept
of single-issue PACs for Israel,
she said the Jewish community
should go beyond that to show
concern on other issues. She urg-
ed the Jewish community to con-
tinue its long tradition of social
concern and commitment.
Israel Mum on Report Ivan the
Terrible' Is Long Dead
Justice Ministry declined to com-
ment on a 20-year-old report in
the Bar Ilan University archives
that the Treblinka death camp
guard kown as "Ivan the Tern*
ble" was killed by inmates during
a prison revolt in 1943. Sources at
the Yad Vashem Holocaust
Memorial archives dismissed the
report out of hand.
John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian-
born former U.S. citizen, was ex-
tradited to Israel three weeks ago
on the basis of eyewitness iden-
tification that he was the guard
known as "Ivan the Terrible."
Demjanjuk is being held at Ayalon
prison near Ramla while police ex-
amine the evidence that will be us-
ed to prepare the charges on
which Demjanjuk will be placed on
Unity Will Outweigh
Divisions Among Jews
Despite deeply rooted conflicts
within the American Jewish com-
munity, the forces that unite it
will continue to outweigh the
pressures that divide it, according
to a sociologist specializing in
Jewish affairs.
Dr. Samuel Heilman, professor
of sociology at Queens College of
the City University of New York,
asserted in a report that "sec-
tarianism, division and dissensus
have been a continuing element of
Jewish communal existence from
the beginning and throughout the
The 39-page study, "American-
Jewish Disunity: An Overview,"
was commissioned by the
American Jewish Congress and
released at its 1986 biennial con-
vention at the Shoreham Hotel
Dire warnings of Jewish disuni-
ty have been issued in
newspapers, periodicals and jour-
nals, according to Heilman. citing
a number of major areas of divi-
sion such as the dispute over con-
version, the definition of "Who is
a Jew," and the status of women
in Judaism.
However, Heilman said that
while the Jewish community has
always lived with fragmentation,
"the experience of history sug-
gests that even the bitterest
disputes get resolved in one way
or another either the various
groups of Jews find that the
forces that divide them are less
significant than those that unite
them, or some external adversary,
reminds them that they are one."
The rifts in the American
Jewish community are not merely
between Orthodox and non-
Orthodox elements Conser-
vative and Reform Jews are also
divided on many issues, and the
Orthodox are divided into modern
and traditional groups, Heilman
wrote in the report.
Heilman suggested that the
division between various groups
appear to be based on "competing
worldviews." He said that "one
worldview seeks to prevent all
change while the other en-
courages or embraces change.
Both views, however, remain con-
vinced that they will ensure the
survival of Judaism and the
The first view, he said, holds
that change is suspect and
ultimately threatens to erode
Judaism, while the second says
that those who fail to adapt and
change will stagnate. In addition,
Heilman pointed out that there
also remain Jewish groups that
are in the "ambiguous middle
position" between the extremes.
But Heilman also noted that
despite divisions on various
issues, it is difficult to
characterize today's divisions as
any deeper than those that have
divided Jewish life throughout the"
ages. Equally significant, he
wrote, are some strong signs of
unity, one of the strongest being
the willingness of a number of
leaders from the Orthodox, Con-
servative and Reform branches to
talk to each other and work for
''understanding and
THE ACCUSED man insists he
is a victim of mistaken identity.
The information pointing to that
possibility was obtained by a stu-
dent at Bar Ilan University's
Holocaust Research Center,
which conducted an oral history
research project in the 1960s to
document events related to the
Holocaust from the testimony of
survivors who witnessed the
The student heard an account
from a Treblinka survivor,
Abraham Goldfarb, that a group
of inmates stormed the gas
chambers in 1943, killed "Ivan the
Terrible" and another guard and
threw their bodies into the
crematorium furnace. Goldfarb
died last year. His nine pages of
testimony came to light during a
check of the Bar Ilan archives.
This Passover, experience a
delightful change of taste:
Dry Chablis and Dry Burgundy,
new from Manischewitz.
Made for wine drinkers
who prefer the popular
taste of dry wines, both are
Kosher for Passover and,
of course, the year round.
Celebrate Passover
with the wines that will
become as welcome u tra-
dition as Manischewitz
traditional wines: new
Manischewitz Dry Chablis
and Dry Burgundy.
Ask your wine merchant
to be sure to order them
in time for Passover.
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AJCongress And Defray Rabbi View Implications
Court Decision on Yarmulke A Challenge?
Staff Report
The Supreme Court last
Wednesday ruled against a
former Air Force Captain, also an
Orthodox Rabbi, in its decision to
ban his wearing a yarmulke while
on duty.
In a 5-4 vote, the court said that
the ban did not violate the Con-
stitutional rights of S. Simcha
Goldman, a clinical psychologist at
the March Air Force Base in
Riverside, California who was
placed on inactive reserve in 1981.
The decision gave the armed
forces authority to prohibit the
wearing of any religious garments
by military personnel. In render-
ing his decision, Judge William
Rehnquist said: "To accomplish
its mission, the military must
foster instinctive obedience, uni-
ty, commitment, and espirit de
Reaction from the American
Jewish Congress was immediate.
Marc Stern, assistant director of
the AJCongress Legal Depart-
ment, said that Goldman's Con-
stitutional rights had been
violated and that the Congress
was going to draft a legislative
proposal to change the ruling. He
went on to say that due right was
being sought not only for Jews,
but for all members of the armed
services in carrying out their
religious practices.
Stern noted that there are Fun-
damentalists in the military who
object to pants and short sleeves
on women. Sikhs and
Rastafarians also disagree with
certain military codes. Such
groups will join with the Congress
in locating legislators to draft a
bill. However, the process could
take months of years, Stern said.
Asked about future conse-
quences for Jews emanating from
this decision, Stern replied: "In
terms of precedent, it gives lower
level officials the discretionary
power of enforcing regulations
which might be in violation of
religious practices."
Local response to the decision
was more reserved. In Delray
Beach, Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd
of Temple Emeth, said, "A yar-
mulke doesn't make a Jew an Or-
thodox Jew, but an Orthodox Jew
doesn't go without a yarmulke."
However, Rabbi Winograd did not
see compliance with military
regulation in this situation as a
terrible violation of Jewish Law.
The rabbi explained that the
head covering is not of biblical
origin. It is mentioned in the
Talmud that a person should not
walk four cubits without having
his head covered, he added. "That
does not mean that if one does not
wear a varmulke. he is not a Jew
. .. The yarmulke has stronger
significance today than ever
before as it has come to represent
the badge of the observant Jew."
Had the Court's decision been
different, Rabbi Winograd felt
such a vote could have lead to a
complete and uncalled for
breakdown of military dress code
and discipline. "One should weigh
the consequences of one's actions,
even in support of one's
religion ."
Rabbi Winograd summarized
saying that in his opinion, "The
Orthodox Jew should wear his
yarmulke whenever and wherever
possible, but when this is not
possible, he should not feel like a
heretic, nor should he feel he has
to give his life as a martyr over a
Marc Stern of the AJCongress.
upon hearing of Rabbi Winograd's
views, said he had only limited
disagreement with the Rabbi. He
said that "even if one believes it
might have been best for Goldman
not to have raised this issue in the
first instance," the fact remains
now that the court has upheld a
rule whereby certain groups are
not welcome in the armed forces.
Such a decision has political im-
plications, he said. It could serve
as a precedent for future infr-
ingements of far greater
significance than the original air
force regulation, he emphasized.
Thus, the need for legislation to
overturn the decision is not what
Goldman sought in the first place,
he said.
In Miami Beach, Rabbi Pinchas
Weberman, president of the Or-
thodox Rabbinic Council of South
Florida, said that the matter
would be discussed at the goup's
next meeting. April 14. He per-
sonally could see no long range
consequences of the Supreme
Court decision. He did not feel
that it would set a precedent to
supress religious freedom
especially since the decision was a
close 5-4 one.
Syrian Front Deteriorating: Assad 2
Remember the promo for the
film Jau-s 2. It read: "Must when
you thought it was safe to go back
into the water ." It was a
reminder that there are still
sharks out there and still horror
films about them.
The line could apply, although
without any humor whatsoever, to
the growing threat emanating
from the shark on Israel's nor-
thern border. Hafez Assad.
Israel's security situation has not
appeared especially perilous late-
ly. The security zone in south
Lebanon has held up better than
many expected, Jordan is not per-
mitting terrorists to use the
Hashemite kingdom as a base for
attacks on Israel. The peace trea-
ty with Egypt remains the cor-
nerstone of Israel's foreign policy
In short, all's quiet on the
western, southern, and eastern
That leaves the Syrian front,
where the situation appears to be
deteriorating. In a speech
delivered on Mar. 8 and broadcast
on Syrian television, Assad called
on the Syrian people to prepare
themselves for "martyrdom" in
the battle against "rapacious, ag-
gressive" Israel. He then cited the
examples of four Syrian suicide
bombers as "examples for every
young girl and boy." In a par-
ticularly bizarre passage, Assad
referred to a young girl who had
blown herself up as attending "a
wedding which (was) different
from any other wedding and to a
ceremony which is different from
any other ceremony." In-
teresting. In the United States the
White House is concerned about
the wave of teenage suicides. In
of South County
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Syria, the President calls on I
to realize that "life is meaningless
without martyrdom "
I'nfortunately. there is more
brewing on the Syrian front than
mere rhetoric. In an analysis ir,
the Jerusalem Pout (Mar. 1T> inter-
national edition), defense cor-
respondent Hirsh Goodman
writes that "the assumption of im-
pending conflict is not based on
words alone. For the past three
years Assad has been building up
his army systematically,
thoroughly, and relentlessly
despite Syria's dire economic
situation and the pressures of its
continued debilitating military in-
volvement in Lebanon."
Goodman believes
that Syria may be
preparing for a
limited assault on
Israel a "land
grab on the Golan
Heights and the
injection of enough
unlimited) war with Israel. He
argues that d* facto peace <>n the
Syrian border onl) exists because
"Syria is sure that Israel is
strategically superior A- Boon as
Assaci reaches the conclusion that
he has achieved strategic parity
... the danger of war would
grow." He believes that Assad is
threatening war to divert
domestic attention from the
economic austerity program
which he is trying to impose in
Syria. "There is no reason what-
soever for Jerusalem to serve as
Damascus' national loudspeaker."
In other words. Israel should ig-
nore Assad's threats while wat-
ching his military moves very.
very carefully.
Shimon Peres agrees. Speaki
in Ashdod on Mar. 11. he said that
Israel "is prepared to sit d<
and discuss peace with the
Syrians." As for Assad's thre.
"we will not counter them
our own threats. However, il
meone threatens to harm us. we
will fight back. Our tone may be
restrained but our might is
great." Let's hope that Assad is
paying attention and that he
recalls that the soft-spoken Peres
was the architect of both the
modern Israeli air force and the
stunning Entebbe rescue. He is
not one to be trifled with.
(Star i'ojrf Rrport)
Israelis Continue To Be Troubled
By Possible Syrian Aggression
The possibility of aggressive
action by Syria continues to
trouble Israeli political and
military leaders. Premier
Shimon Peres warned Tues-
forces into the area to <}ay, with reference to
Syria, that "we must not be
blinded by our desire for
preserve it from
Israeli counterattack
until a ceasefire has
been imposed by a
nervous world."
He says that Israel might be
forced to accept such a ceasefire
"given Syria's ability to unleash
volleys of SS-21" rockets against
Israeli military emplacements
"and its ability to reach major
Israeli civilian targets by
means of artillery, rocketry, and
aircraft ."
It is an ugly scenario but, as
Goodman points out, it is one that
might not play out on Syria's
terms. "Syria would not be allow-
ed to dictate the dimensions of the
conflict." Israel could respond
"with disproportionate means to
even a limited provocation ...
Damascus could be threatened."
Moreover, Goodman writes, "in
no circumstances will Israel be
taken by surprise. Even the
slightest hint of war could spark a
preemptive response."
Another Israeli reporter, Moahe
Zak of Ma 'ariv, would agree with
Goodman that the best way to
avert war with Syria is for Israel
to make Assad understand that
there is no way that he will score
any eains in a limited for
peace." If Israel is attacked,
it will fight back but will use
its military might only in
self-defense, he said.
Peres was addressing students
in Ashdod. Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin told the Knesset's
Foreign Affairs and Security
Committee that recent "ag-
gressive statements" by Syrian
President Hafez Assad required
Israel to be on the alert to "pre-
vent an undesired war."
SPEAKING TO reporters,
Rabin accused Syria of "en-
couraging and aiding terrorism in
general." Damascus Radio
retorted by accusing Israel of
waging psychological warfare
against Syria.
The preoccupation with Syria as
a potential menace to peace in the
region was noted earlier this
month when Peres, briefing the
same Knesset committee, refer-
red to that country's severe
economic crisis. He implied it pos-
ed a danger to Israel should
Damascus try to divert public at-
tention to mounting hardships at
home by military adventurism
At the same time, Peres said
uie economic crisis could impel
Syna to abandon it ,ditional
hard-hr, policy and p- vn
participate in the Middle East
peace process. Peres noted that
Damascus continues to honor the
separation of forces agreements
on the Golan Heights, which was
arranged with Israel after the
Yom Kippur War in 1973. He urg-
ed Syria to go all the way and
make peace with Israel.
BUT RECENT remarks by
Rabin. Chief of Staff Gen. Moahe
Levy and Maj. Gen. Yossi Peled.
who will shortly succeed Gen. Uri
Orr as commander of the northern
region, pointed to Syria as the
primary military threat to Israel
at this time.
Rabin also warned that recent
events in Egypt could jeopardize
peace in the region, a reference to
the two days of rioting by police
conscripts in Cairo which has
caused many political pundits here
and abroad to voice concern for
the future of President Hosni
Mubarak's regime.
Levy told an Israel Television
interviewer that it was irrelevant
whether or not Syria actually
orders terrorist groups to try to
infiltrate into Israel. It is suffi-
cient that the Syrians shelter
Palestinian rejectionist groups
and provide them with an in-
frastructure. He noted that
Lebanese Shiite extremists nur-
tured by Iran have their head-
quarters in Damascus, train ter-
rorists there and receive the
wherewithal to attack Israel.
"IT IS VERY comfortable for
the Syrians to keep us busy (in
South Lebanon), and if they want
to attack us they just have to
make sure there is no quiet
there," Levy said He said the
same applied to the various ter-
rorist splinter groups active in re-
cent weeks. ?

Friday. April 4. 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
More On The SDI or 'Star Wars'
Sen ral week* ago m on 'i tpeech I'n out "/ the world's
foremost nuclear scientist*. Dr.
Edward Teller, toko it a ttavneh
proponent of President Reagan's
StruttOU Defense I ml oil we (SDI).
One of Tiller's lamentations was
thai virtually throughout tkt
world, the debate on SDI is waged
nol on its technical men Is but
along Uu politic a Left and
We are privileged to hoc as a
contributing writer a highly-
ipialified lech meal spirt a
scientist lehose credentials mi Ihi
Subject are on a par with those oj
the eminent Teller, and who earn
not be labelled as a spokesman for
the "Left"or the "Right"
For many years, Dr Joseph
. yst
for NORAD (North A
lh feme) and he hold* a civilian
governmental ranking equivalent
to that of a general.
Middle East Human Rights
(Second of two parts.)
Egypt and Jordan are among 10
Arab countries listed as "partly
free" by the Freedom House
human rights monitoring
organization and cited in the State
Department's hew Country
Report on Human Rights Prac-
tices for 1985. Eleven other Arab
states are described as "not free."
Only Israel of all Middle East
states is ranked as "free," while
the West Bank and Gaza Strip are
categorized as "partly free."
Touching on Egyptian problems
which apparently fueled recent
rioting, the report referred to the
strains placed on the economy by
population growth and limited
resources and to activity, closely-
monitored by the government, of
Islamic fundamenalists. It noted
that President Hosni Mubarak
and his National Democratic Par-
ty (NDP) "are the major political
forces but opposition parties
play an important role."
Emergency powers in oked after
Anwar Sadat's 1981 assassination
were in force before the riots but
sparingly invoked.
The press is freer under
Mubarak than ever before, but
"the government occasionally ex-
ercises influence" and editors are
appointed and can be dismissed by
the NDP-dominated upper
chamber of Parliament. Islamic
militants pursue their cause
through legitimate channels such
as the assembly, the courts and
the press.
In Jordan, King Hussein holds
"broad powers," forming and
dissolving governments and mak-
ing final decisions on policy. Ac-
cording to the State Department
report, martial law in force
since the end of the 1967 Six-Day
Precedent Set By Virginia
Court For Jewish Autopsies
A Virginia court recently set a
precedent on the question of
autopsies when it ruled in favor <>!'
the family of a Richmond Jew, kill-
ed in a car accident in March, who
objected to having a post mortem
performed on their loved one.
The family of Abraham Samuel
Pfeffer went to court to prevent
an autopsy from being performed
on the 77-year-old after he was
killed in an automobile crash on
March 12. Pfeffer, a Richmond
philanthropist and real estate ex-
ecutive drove into the rear of a
truck waiting to be weighed at a
truck scale, and was killed on the
(Abe Pfeffer was the
brother of Boca resident
Joseph Pfeffer, an engineer
and space scientist, who
writes articles for The
Jewish Floridian of South
County from time to time,
and is one of the founding
members of the new Or-
thodox congregation Torah
Ohr at Century Village.)
Abe Pfeffer was general
manager and chief executive of-
ficer of Richmond-based
Gumenick Properties, Inc., a large
real estate company owned by
Nathan Gumenick, now living in
the Miami area. Pfeffer was a
noted contributor to Jewish
philanthropic causes, including
the Federation, Zionist groups
and religious institutions. He was
instrumental in establishing the
Gumenick Chair of Judaic Studies
at the well-known William and
Mary College. According to the
deceased's brother Joseph, Abe
was returning from a meeting at
the college held to arrange for
establishing a year-round kosher
kitchen for the Jewish students
there when the accident
While Abe himself was a Con-
servative Jew in practice, he came
from an Orthodox family. His
relatives told the Virginia court
that he would have wanted to
abide by the Jewish law in regard
tj the questions of autopsy and
burial. The circumstances of the
accident were fairly obvious, the
family argued. The relatives said
they were not concerned with any
objections which might be raised
in regards to civil matters such as
insurance settlements, and any
financial losses which might en-
sue, because no autopsy was done.
The court ruled that although
the chief medical examiner con-
sidered it advisable to hold an
autopsy, there was no suspicion of
foul play and it was not indicated
that any public interest would be
served. The judge, therefore,
went along with the family's
Soviet Refusenik Arrested
Vladimir Magarik of Moscow, a
long-time refusenik, was arrested
recently on a charge of "drug
possession." He was the second
refusenik, within a week to be ar-
rested by Soviet authorities.
Bezalel Shalolashvili of Tbilisi, 22,
was charged with "draft eva-
sion." According to the Coalition
to Free Soviet Jews, Magarik, 52,
a computer programmer, first ap-
plied for a visa to emigrate in
Alan Pesky, Coalition chairman,
said that the two arrests ended a
two-month lull in the imprison-
ment of refuseniks. The charges
against the two men, he said, are
fabrications, and the only crime
these men have committed is ap-
plying for visas to Israel. Magarik
has asserted that the drugs were
planted on him. Shalolashvili says
he never received the draft notice
that the authorities claim was sent
to him.
"The arrests of Magarik and
Shalolashvili unfortunately prove
true Anatoly Sharansky's predic-
tion that following his release
there would be increased internal
repression," Pesky said. "The
Soviets frequently follow a
positive restore with a negative
War generally does not affect
Jordanians' civil rights. "The
absence of political parties,
(presence of) martial law and
broad powers exercised by the
police are areas of concern but re-
cent trends have been favorable."
The government owns and con-
trols radio and television and pro-
vides guidance to editors of the
privately-owned newspapers "on
key foreign policy and security
matters." Public demonstrations
"require a permit, rarely
granted." and "government
surveillance of public meetings,
university activities and organiza-
tion gatherings is routine."
Israel, the report comments, "is
a parliamentary democracy which
guarantees by law and reflects in
practice the civil, political, and
religious rights of its citizens .
Israeli society is characterized by
its openness and by its wide-
ranging and lively public debate of
all issues of puplar concern."
Cabinet ministers answerable to
the Knesset control police and in-
ternal security matters. A
"vigorous free press" scrutinizes
government performance.
However, "the strained rela-
tions between the Israeli
authorities and the Arab in-
habitants" of what the report calls
"the occupied territories'' led to
human rights problems again last
year. The separate section on the
territories in itself as long as
those given to many Arab states
noted that Israel's national
police, which includes some
Palestinian Arabs, "is seldom the
target for criticism." However,
West Bank and Gaza residents
make "frequent complaints"
about Israel's border police,
security services and the army,
which also assist in administering
the areas.
The report said that althogugh
"freedom of expression is
restricted on security grounds .
the Arabic press, most of which is
located in east Jerusalem, remains
outspoken in its criticism of Israeli
policies and actions." Religious
freedom is protected and freedom
of travel both within and outside
the territories is relatively
unrestricted. Almost in passing
the report noted that "most Arab
residents of the West Bank are
Jordanian citizens and as such are
represented by two senators and
30 members of the Jordanian
Near East Report
Missile defense has been my
bread-and-butter for 30 years. I
find that I have a great deal to
think about in reaction to Presi-
dent Reagan's "Strategic Defense
Initiative." referred to by the
media as "Star Wars." Because of
the uncertainties involved in the
system concept, I chose to delay
taking a position on SDI until
more of these uncertainties are
Many questions regarding the
system as envisioned come to
mind; they boil down to three
main ones:
1. Will the SDI start a new arms
2. What real military value does
the system contribute to the U.S.
defense posture? and
3. What is the probability of the
proposed system being technically
Coupled with the arguments on
these three issues, is the question
of what the Soviet Union's
engineers might do in developing
countermeasures during the
period that the U.S. is researching
and developing the SDI system,
and what their strategic doctrines
are likely to be.
Among options available to the
Soviets is a space weapons plat-
form with enhanced
maneUverablity. which will pro-
vide more protection to their of-
fensive weapons, resulting in the
ability of a greater number of
weapons to reach the continental
USA. Or, they may elect to in-
crease significantly the numbers
and striking power of the offen-
sive missile force, coupled with
counter measures like reshapir.g
and recoating their decoys, to con-
fuse the defense system. They
may also choose to increase the
number of land-based anti-ballistic
Some military experts are of the
opinion that SDI might have an
adverse effect on U.S. defense.
All options available to the Soviets
might be at a cost which is but a
fraction of what SDI would cost
which is a key factor and could
be placed in readiness for opera-
tion in a short time also an im-
portant factor.
General James Abramson.
director of the SDI. has said: "It is
imperative that we have a much
more effective defense than they
have." With this philosophy in
mind, it is probable that an arms
race would be promoted.
The strategist supporting the
SDI holds the view that space and
land-based shields would offer
protection against missiles for the
U.S. The other side argues that
the Soviets' response to SDI is to
get more missiles in order to
saturate the space shield. With lit-
tle effort, they have that
There is an argument as to what
constitutes an effective defense
shield, and what is the criterion
for establishing sucha shield. This
may be judged by how many
nuclear warheads can be denied
penetration or getting to hit the
target. But that is not a good
enough answer. With an increase
in the mumber of warheads com-
ing on, there is a strong probabili-
ty of getting enough of them
through to destroy the target.
An effective SDI is
one which would deny
the Soviets the ability
to destroy a target
objective; that is a
better criterion for
deploying an SDI
A defense system with 80 percent
effectiveness considered high
would destroy 80 percent of the
incoming objects. Depending on
the target's value to the enemy,
they would launch enough missiles
against a target so that the 20 per-
cent penetration would be much
more than necessary to destroy
that target. Thus, against a
system that is 80 percent effec-
tive, they might launch between
100 and 200 missiles. Between 20
and 40 warheads would penetrate
while just a handful would be
enough to destroy any target city.
The outcome of such an encounter
would depend largely on the battle
doctrines used by the offense. The
uncertainties of the feasibility of
developing SDI, coupled with the
uncertainties in the strategic con-
siderations, puts SDI in a
category of the most complex
system tor development.
While in The U.S.
there are technical,
economic and
considerations and
uncertainties on the
SDI debate, there is
little question that for
Israel to accept the
U.S. invitation to
participate will be of
great advantage,
economically and
The "brain trust" of Israeli scien-
tists will be an asset to the U.S.,
and Israel's share in the R and D
and defense jobs will be of great
benefit to her economy. It is likely
that these "brains" may be
diverted from other needed pro-
jects within Israel, but it is also
highly plausible that what Israeli
researchers develop for SDI will
be applicable to currently used
defense systems in Israel, and will
provide for an overall gain.
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"Flashpoint: Israel and the Palestinians"
Illuminates Israeli/Palestinian Strife On WXEL-TV 42
April 9 at 8:00 P.M. on WXEL-TV42 begins with news footage of recent
terrorist strikes and retaliations as reporter Stephen Talbot quickly
establishes the current climate of Israeli/Palestinian strife.
Talbot then introduces the films "Two Settlements: Etzion and Hebron,"
"Peace Conflict," and "Occupied Palestine." As each film ends,
commentary by Columbia University political science professor Rasheed
Khalidi, and Israeli Knesset member Ehud Olmert (Likud Party),
illuminate the issues in a point-counterpoint style. The last portion of the
program features in-deptn interviews with these articulate spokesmen.

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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 4. 1986
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Boca Lago Fetes With Number 8
Over 200 Boca Lago residents
turned out to honor Judy and Irv-
ing: Taxel on March 4 at the
Eighth Annual Boca Lago Dinner
The gala which is held to benefit
the South County Jewish Federa-
tion featured film-
maker journalist Israel Amitai as
the speaker for the evening.
Amitai described the nature of the
Howard Weiu
Weiss to Head
Lawyers Division
Boca Raton attorney Howard I.
Weiss has been named by Men's
Division chairman James Nobil to
chair the Lawyers' Division of the
newly-planned Financial and Pro-
fessional Division of the South
County Jewish Federation.
Weiss said th?re are active and
powerful lawyers' divisions in
Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
"They can be important in terms
of fund-raising and community
It was a trip to Israel in the ear-
y l*80s that prompted Weiss ac-
Dvism in the South County Jewish
Federation. He called the trip an
emotional experience. "I saw my
historical roots and I realised that
it all would become oaiy history if
our American Jewish community
didn't assist.-' A later I'JA Young
Leadership Conference in
Washington served to further in-
spire him.
Weiss had been raised in a tradi-
tion of Jewish activism. Both of
his parents were deeply involved
with the Jewish community m
Queens. New York In fact. Wees
added, his mother was the first
female vice president of the Little
Neck Jewish Center which she
also helped to found.
Weiss moved :o Boca Raton in
I ITS and established his own law
firm in the Interstate Plaza
Bulking on Palmetto Park Road.
He was soon to become chapman
of the Condominium Section ot
the Palm Beach County Bar
.Vssooaoon During
Weiss said he wc
cases t. excess of $10 miiboe for
conscrucaor. defects at Century
YUage. lungs Point and Pahs
The new cna^-mar. ts i graduate
of Corneii University and For-
dham Law School Before mit.
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N Wall Street with the firm of
Seward and Kasei
Both Weiss and km taw partner.
Henry Handler are pofctjenly ac~
Handfcr s the chairman of
the Demoeraoc Party of Palm
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Jewish people and their resultant
success in the world. But he warn-
ed that with the freedom we have
as Jews, we sometimes do not
make the best choices and we
assume that Israel will always be
The Taxels are among those
Jews whose Jewish activism is
contributing to some better
choices. They are six month
residents of Boca Raton and
spend the remainder of the year in
Wooodmere. New York. Both are
involved Federation members in
South Nassau County and in Boca
Judy and Irving have been mar-
ried for 37 years and have two
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Left to right: Marianne Bobiek. Judy and Irving Taxel. Chair-
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Rabbi Silberman Appointed
Continued from Page 1
ris Silberman grew up in
Brooklyn. New York.
Ordained by Yeshiva Univer-
sity's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary, Rabbi
Silberman also received a degree
in religious education from the
Jewish Theological Seminary, and
he attended graduate school
there. He received BA degrees
from Long Island U. and from
Auburn University; an MA in
clinical psychology from Fairleigh
Dickinson U and a Ph.D. in
clinical psychology from Columbia
He was a director of education
at Fuubush Jewish Center and at
Congregation Shaare Torah in
Brooklyn, and later became rabbi
and education director in New
Jersey at Temple Beth Israel in
Maywood. and at Cong. Ohab
Shalom in South Orange.
Part of his career was outside
the rabbinate: he served as na-
tional director of education and
organization for the Farband
Labor Zionist Organization; he
was also director of the Manhat-
tan Region of the ZOA Zionist
Organization of America. The
Rabbi served as a member of the
executive board of the National
Jewish Welfare Board. Armed
Services Division, and has been
active in B'nai B'rith he is a
founding member of the
prestigious Lucerne Lakes Lodge
in Lake Worth.
Since 1977, Rabbi Silberman
has been a member of the faculty
of Palm Beach Junior College,
where he continues to serve as
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
and Social Science. He is a licens-
ed psychotherapist, and for the
past three years has served as the
rabbi of Temple B'nai Jacob of
Palm Springs, which is adjacent to
West Palm Beach and to Lake
Rabbi Dr. Silberman resides in
Lake Worth with his wife Sylvia,
who is a teacher of the Eighth
Grade in an area junior high
school. They have two sons, Eli,
an advertising executive living in
Philadelphia, and Allen, a
psychologist living in Des Moines,
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Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Pope Plans To Visit Synagogue on Apr. 13
Jewish community has
warmly welcomed the
Vatican's announcement
that Pope John Paul II will
visit Rome's main
synagogue next month.
But while this is viewed as an
"historic gesture" which may well
be the first Papal visit ever to a
Jewish house of worship, the feel-
ing among Jewish leaders is that
it will be up to the Pontiff whether
the occasion is merely "symbolic"
or contributes substantively to
Catholic-Jewish relations.
"It could be a fantastic step for-
ward," said Tullia Zevi, president
of the Union of Italian Jewish
Communities, "or it could be a
perpetuation of ambiguities." She
was referring to certain fun-
damental issues that remain
unresolved after more than 20
years of Vatican-Jewish dialogue
that began after Vatican Council
II in 1965.
spokesman, Joaquin Navarro
Vallis, announced at a press con-
ference that the Pope's visit
would take place in the afternoon
of Apr. 13. He said it would be the
first such visit in living memory,
though he could not be certain it
would be an historic precedent.
The Jewish community, in a
statement released last Monday
Continued from Page 1
talking about them in his general
foreign policy speeches.
Dodd said his concern comes
from his father, the late Sen.
Thomas Dodd (D., Conn.), who
served as prosecutor under
Robert Jackson at the Nuremburg
war crimes trial. He said his
father discussed what he had
learned later with his children,
and Dodd maintains that as an
adolescent he knew more about
the Holocaust than most Jewish
youngsters his age.
DODD SAID his father was the
first civilian witness to testify for
ratification of the Genocide Con-
vention before the Senate in 1951.
This year Dodd was one of the
Senators who introduced the
resolution which the Senate
adopted, ratifying the convention.
On more specific issues, Dodd
said he was "disappointed" that
the Middle East peace process ap-
pears to have stalled. "I thought
something was going to happen,"
he said. But he stressed that
"ultimately there will only be
peace and security and stability
for the State of Israel in the Mid-
dle East through a political pro-
cess." Meanwhile, he stressed it is
necessary to support Israel's
economic and military security.
Dodd said most members of
Congress are opposed to the sale
of $354 million in missiles to Saudi
Arabia, as they were to the sale of
arms to Jordan, until the Saudis
shows signs of moving toward
peace with Israel. "On a daily
basis Saudi Arabia is still the prin-
cipal financial institution that sup-
ports terrorism in the world," he
Birthday Noted
large group of Jewish scientists
recently gathered in a private
home in Moscow to commemorate
the 850th anniversary of the birth
of Maimonides, Soviet immigrants
in Israel were informed last week.
The gathering, attended by 82
Jewish scientists, was the largest
of the sort in the past six years.
Among those present were well-
known refuseniks as well as
guests from abroad.
night, expressed its "satisfaction
at the decision of Pope John Paul
II to visit the synagouge of
Rome," adding that "this will
mark an important step in the
direction of an ever more rewar-
ding dialogue."
The Rome synagogue was the
scene of a traumatic event in Oc-
tober, 1982 when worshippers
were attacked by Arab terrorists
with machineguns and grenades.
A two-year-old boy, Stefano
Tache, was killed and 34 persons
were wounded.
MORE THAN a year earlier, on
February 9, 1981, the spiritual
leader of the synagogue, Rome's
Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff, met with
the Pope at a church adjacent to
the old Jewish ghetto, about 100
yards from the synagogue. From
that time on, a Papal visit to the
synagogue itself seemed more and
more in the realm of possibility,
awaiting only the appropriate
Zevi stressed in her remarks that
the conditions could never have
materialized but for the changes
in Catholic-Jewish relations
engendered by Vatican II. Yet
there is disappointment in Jewish
circles here and abroad that the
changes have not progressed fur-
ther than they have. One*
that wrankles Jews is the
Vatican's persistent refusal to ex
tend formal recognition of the
State of Israel.
This was one of the main
criticisms vented by a Jewish
ecumenical group in June, 1985
over a just published Vatican
document called "Notes on the
Correct Way to Present the Jews
and Judaism in Preaching the
Catechesis in the Roman Catholic
ACCORDING TO the Interna-
tional Jewish Committee on Inter-
religious Consultations (IJCIC),
the Notes fail to acknowledge the
religious significance of Israel to
the Jewish people and refer only
briefly and superficially to the
The IJCIC called them a
retrogression from the historic
Nostra Aetate (Our Times) which
emerged from Vatican Council II
in 1964 and the December 1, 1974
"Guidelines and Suggestions for
the Application of the Declaration
Nostra Aetate."
Dr. Joseph Lichten, the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith liaison with the Vatican,
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy that the Pope's forthcoming
visit to the synagogue "will cer-
tainly be an historical event.
Never before has a Pope set foot
in a Jewish place of worship." He
added, "I did not expect this to
come about so soon, but I am
pleasantly touched that it has."
A Papal visit to the synagogue
has been long considered a
necessary "next step" in the in-
terreligious dialogue by Jews and
by enlightened Christians. But it
was never openly solicited by
Rome's Jewish community.
THE JEWISH community,
which has existed for 2,000 years
and survived more than a millen-
nium under the "shadow" of the
Vatican, in good times and bad,
has always felt itself to be the
"wronged party." It therefore
considered it inappropriate to
take the "first step" for this
potently symbolic move.
It would be up to the Vatican to
make the move, the Jews always
felt, considering the historical
context of Jewish relations with
the Church of Rome. The ground-
work was laid by the Pope's visit
several months ago to the
Waldensian Protestant Church in
Rome, another historical "first."
John Paul II, moreover, has
received more world Jewish
leaders in audience than any of his
predecessors. Wherever possible,
he has met with Jewish leaders
abroad in the course of his con-
siderable travels.
The main synagogue is an
historical landmark in Rome.
Located in the Lungotevere Cen-
ci, near the River Tiber, it was laid
down in 1900. On July 2, 1904, it
was officially visited by King Vic-
tor Emanuel HI. It was formally
dedicated on July 28 of that year
at ceremonies attended by the
highest authorities of the Italian
State and the Rome municipality.
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News In Brief ...
U.S. Lawyer Seeks to Defend Demjanjuk
By JTA Services
Ministry is considering a request
by an American attorney, Mark
O'Connor, to represent alleged
Nazi war criminal John Demjan-
juk when he stands trial in an
Israeli court.
O'Connor, who came to Israel
last week, submitted a formal re-
quest Friday to Meir Gabai, Direc-
tor General of the Justice
Ministry, and Dennis Gouldman,
head of the Ministry's Interna-
tional Department. Justice
Minister Moshe Nissim will con-
sult with the National Council of
the Chamber of Advocates. The
question is whether a foreign at-
torney not a member of the Israel
Bar may argue a case in an Israeli
If O'Connor's request is denied,
an Israeli defense attorney will be
appointed for Demjanjuk. But it
appeared likely Sunday that the
Justice Ministry will allow O'Con-
nor to plead. A West German at-
torney was permitted to defend
Nazi war criminal Adolf
Eichmann at his trial in Jerusalem
in 1961.
Rabbis Urge Pope
To Review Convent Plan
PARIS Five chief rabbis
from four European countries
have urged Pope John Paul II to
reconsider plans by the Roman
Catholic Church to establish a con-
vent at the site of the Auschwitz
death camp in Poland.
A letter to the Pontiff was sign-
ed by Chief Rabbi Immanuel
Jakobovits of Britain; Chief Rabbi
Rene Sirat of France; Max
Warschawski, Chief Rabbi of
Alsatia; Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen
of Rumania; and Chief Rabbi
Mordechai Piron of Zurich.
They stated in their letter, "The
site of the former concentration
camp has become synonymous
with the Holocaust (of the Jewish
people)" and "turning it into a
religious pilgrimage would be both
painful and injurious." The pro-
posed convent would house nuns
of the Carmelite order from a half
dozen countries, including Ger-
many and Poland.
Qoian Druze 'Normal'
Following Demonstration
Druze villages on the Golan
Heights remained quiet Sunday
after a noisy mass demonstration
against the Israeli government
Friday in which one police officer
was injured.
Several thousand Golan Druze
converged on Majdal Shams, the
largest of the villages, to protest a
police raid on a local refrigerated
warehouse where agricultural
produce is stored. The police con-
fiscated two tons of apples belong-
ing to Druze growers who alleged-
ly failed to submit income tax
The Druze claim the Israeli
authorities have en harassing
them, especially since last month
when Premier Shimon Peres
visited the territory formally an-
nexed by Israel in 1981. Police ar-
rested 32 Druze youths for
rioting. Violent demonstrations
had also greeted Peres' visit.
Croatian Paper Rapped
For Anti-Semitism
NEW YORK The Australian
Press Council has censured a
Croatian weekly weekly
newspaper, Hrvataki Tiednik, for
publishing an article that contains
"wild and unsubstantiated" anti-
Semitic statements. The Press
Council, according to information
made available here by the Anti
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. acted on a complaint filed
against the weekly by the Anti-
Defamation Commission of B'nai
B'rith District -l of Australia and
New Zealand.
The article, which charged that
Jewish organizations "run the
world," was a "classic case of con-
spiracy theory which has been us-
ed by anti-Semites for the past
century," according to the Press
Council, adding that it was
"typical of the kind of propaganda
that has been used to stir up anti-
Jewish prejudice and justify racial
Sharansky: I'm Tired,
But Otherwise Well
Sharansky says he is feeling
"quite well." The 38-year-old aliya
activist who spent nine years in
the Soviet Gulag told reporters
here that reports that his health
deteriorated since he arived in
Israel February 11 are untrue.
"According to the newspapers.
I am in very bad health. But the
truth is that I actually feel quite
well. I am only tired, and regret
that vacation is over," he said. He
was referring to his month-long
vacation with his wife. Avital,
which kept him out of the public
view. That apparently gave rise to
rumors he was ill.
Sharansky returned to his job at
the Council for Soviet Jewry Sun-
day. He is scheduled to undergo
another series of medical check-
ups at Hadassah Hospital. His on-
ly complaint is that he is unable to
sleep more than four hours a
night. He said it might be the
result of the excitement attending
his arrival in Israel. He also admit-
ted he suffers from nightmares.
Rival Herut Factions
Seek Power Accord
JERUSALEM The rival fac-
tions of Herut went to the peace
table Monday to seek an agree-
ment on power sharing and
possibly to reconvene Herat's
15th convention which
disintegraed in chaos two weeks
The latest development follow-
ed a meeting Sunday between
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
and Housing Minister David Levy.
It was their second get-together
since the convention aborted and
Shamir had to be escorted from
the hall by police under taunts
from Levy's largely Sephardic
But passions apparently have
calmed and the two men agreed to
have their representatives meet to
discuss issues over which they ap-
peared^ earlier to be hopelessly
divided. One of them is the pro-
portion of representatives of each
faction The factions are headed by
Shamir, Levy and Minister of
Commerce and Industry Ariel
Sharon respectively.
No More Foreign
Volunteers, Kibbutz Says
TEL AVIV Degania Aleph,
Israel's oldest and largest kibbutz,
had decided the time has come to
end its 18-year-old policy of accep-
ting foreign volunteers. The
reason, according to the kibbutz,
which was established by Jewish
pioneers in 1909, is that the
volunteers have a negative in-
fluence on kibbutz youth and their
presence has led to intermarriage
and emigration.
The volunteers work in the kib-
butz fields and factories for mon-
ths at a time in return for bed,
board and small amounts of
pocket money, and an opportunity
to tour Israel at little expense.
Israel's 200 kibbutzim play host to
about 20,000 volunteers a year,
half of them non-Jews.
Many of the latter are West
Germans or Scandinavians. They
have been coming to Israel in
large numlx-rs since the 1967 Six
Dnv War and. at that time, were
welcomed both as staunch friends
of Israel and much needed
volunteer labor.
Uruguay Will Continue
Friendship With Israel
Minister Enrique Iglesias con-
firmed that President Julio
Sanjruinetti will visit Israel next
month and will also visit the
United Nations peace-keeping
force in the Sinai, of which
Uruguay is part. "As a symbol of
this adherence, Ufuguay stands
for peace, Uruguay stands for
Israel and this will always be so,"
Iglesias told a B'nai B'rith forum
here last week.
The Foreign Minister, who was
keynote speaker in B'nai B'rith
District 25's first monthly
speakers forum of the year,
assured his audience that his na-
tion will not alter its friendship
with Israel despite the fact that
Uruguay will open up to the Third
World. "
Iglesias, a noted economist who
for many years has served as ex-
ecutive head of the Economic
Commission for Latin America of
the United Nations, explained
that Uruguay and other Latin
American countries had to begin
"establishing relationships and
doing business with all nations" if
they were to solve their economic
crisis. "But," he emphasized,
"this does not mean that there is
even the slightest change in our
traditional friendship with
Don't Send Children
To Co-Ed Schools Rabbis
JERUSALEM Israel rabbis
are exhorting parents not to send
their children to non-Orthodox
religious schools or to State-run
religious schools that are co-
educational. They also object to
schools where Jewish and Arab
pupils might meet.
These schools, though not for-
mally linked with the Conser-
vative movements in Israel, offer
.more intense Jewish studies than
secular State schools without the
Orthodox approach of the State
religious schools.
ADL Survey
mpted by recent outbreaks of anti-
Semitism in West Germany, the
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith announced the commission-
ing of a six-month "definitive"
survey of the extent of anti-
Jewish attitudes in that country.
Abraham Foxman, ADL's
associate national director and
head of its International Affairs
Division, said the survey will be
carried out by a leading West Ger-
man polling organization, the In-
stitute for Demoscopy based in
Allensbach, with the assistance of
the Center for the Study of Anti-
Semitism of the Technische
Universitat Berlin.

Help For
Family Crises
A couples workshop for
stroke patients and their
spouse is being offered by
the Jewish Family and
Children's Service. The
emotional problems as a
consequence of the disrup-
tion of their customary way
of life have very far
reaching consequences, and
what we have started has
been to help restore the
Group Facilitator: Louis Lams,
Dates: To Be Arranged
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: 3200 N. Federal
Hwy., Suite 226, Boca
Phone: 395-3640
Divorce is a painful and
confusing experience for
children of all ages. Many
parents are uncertain how
best to help their children
through this difficult period.
Since three out of four
divorces occur in families
with children, we recognize
the need for educational
programs designed to help
parents and children cope
with this stressful time.
This four week series offers
two educational groups; one
for parents as well as one for
children (ages 7-10) who have,
experienced divorce in their
family. Parents can sign up
for the series without having
their children participate, or
may sign up children without
participating in the series
Dena R. Feldman, LCSW is a
licensed clinical social worker
and licensed marriage and
family therapist on the staff
of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service of South
Palm Beach County.
Robert Fels, LMFT is a
licensed marriage and family
therapist on the staff of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service of South Palm Beach
To Be Arranged
Jewish Family and Children's
Service, 3200 N. Federal
Hwy., Suite 226, Boca Raton,
Parent's Group
The narents group is design-
ed to help parents respond to
the unique effect their
separation/divorce has had on
their children, and to
recognize their own feelings
within the process; and to
strengthen the relationship
between parent and child.
Children's group
Ages 7-10
The children's group will use
techniques such as story tell-
ing, films and game playing
to encourage children to ex-
press their feelings about
Pre-Registration is required..
To register, Contact Dena R.
Feldman, LCSW at 395-3640
Series Registration:
$40 Parent only
$50 Parent/1 child
$60 Parent/2 children
$40 Child only 1
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Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
New Israeli Club Celebrates Purim
Israelis claim they know how to celebrate (in certain occasions,
at least) better than anyone else. One of these occasions is Purim
- a holiday on which tradition calls for costumes, hilarity, and
even drinking .
The number of Israelis in and around South County is surpris-
ing, judging by the number who showed up at the Purim party
held under the aegis of the Levis JCC last week. There were more
than 100 participants not all were Israelis, some were merely
Israelis' spouses and there was lots of singing, dancing, and
hilarity, even though no one got drunk.
The event was the first for the newly established TZAVTA -
the Israeli club organized under the Levis JCC recently. The
organizers, including chairperson Leah Temor, her husband Gary
(Gershon), Tamar Ben-Ami and Mordechai Erann, were pleasant-
ly surprised by the turnout, and felt this augurs well for the future
A new Jewish band from Miami, the Jerusalem Band (Zvi, Shaul
and Israel) was one of the keys to the evening's success. They
were able to respond equally well to the crowd's interest in Israeli
music and songs as to its demands for social dance music.
The entertainment portion of the program was enhanced by the
appearance of Ya'akov Sassi, the well-known local singer and
musician who is himself a member of the club. Raphael and
Esther Erez won first prize in the dance contest, and were award-
ed a beautiful Seder Plate donated by Moshe Stern of Massada
Imports (the new Israeli gift store which opened recently in Boca
Del Mar). Mindy Feuer won first place for her beautiful clown
According to Leah Temor, TZAVTA will be organizing a calen-
dar of events geared to Israelis living in the area, including an em-
phasis on dates and occasions which tend to be overlooked by non-
Israelis, such as Lag Ba'Omer. The club will also operate a booth
at the forthcoming Israel Independence Day celebrations organiz-
ed by the Levis JCC, she said.
Editor'8 Note: Our aeries on
estate planning continues with a
discussion of trusts and their uses
in estate planning.
One of the benefits we enjoy
from the fact that many of the
laws of this country are derived
from the Common Law of
England is the trust. The trust is a
unique concept by which one per-
son (called the Grantor or Settlor)
turns assets over to another (call-
ed the Trustee) for the benefit of a
third (called the beneficiary).
Since the Trustee is managing and
has control over assets which are
not his own, the law impresses on
him a very strict duty of respon-
sibility to the other parties involv-
ed in this three party
arrangement. #
A trust can be created during
someone's lifetime in which case it
is called a living or inter-vivos
trust. It can also be created by will
in which case it is called a
testamentary trust. The living
trust can be either revocable or ir-
revocable. The revocable trust, as
its name implies, can be amended
or revoked during the lifetime of
the Grantor. The type of trust one
might create depends upon that
person's needs or objectives.
The beauty of the trust concept
is that there are so many good
reasons for its use. Three major
reasons are management of
assets, protection of beneficiaries
and tax savings.
Management of assets is often
called for when the Grantor either
does not have the time, the desire
or the ability to manage his or her
own assets as well as someone else
might. It is also often beneficial to
have a knowledgeable trustee
manage assets that the creator of
the trust leaves for his
beneficiaries. (We see from these
last two statements that the trust
can be created for the Grantor's
own benefit as well as for the
benefit of others.)
Protection of the beneficiaries
includes protection from
themselves as well as from others.
A trust can protect against
squandering of trust assets by a
beneficiary who might have
spendthrift tendencies. It might
also protect those funds against
others who, through well-meaning
or not so well-meaning intentions,
offer investment tips that could
have disastrous results.
Trusts that offer tax savings in-
clude the Clifford Trust (income
tax savings), irrevocable life in-
surance trusts (possible estate tax
savings), the unified credit
equivalent trust and the marital
deduction trust (for estate and
gift tax savings) and the various
charitable trusts (that might
result in income tax, gift tax and
estate tax savings). This only iden-
tifies some of the possibilities
articles and books can be written
on each one of them.
Trusts are utilized to a great ex-
tent in the estate planning area
for the reasons previously men-
tioned. The Economic Recovery
Tax Act of 1981 (ERTA) included
a provision which resulted in giv-
ing a spouse the ability to retain
control over the ultimate disposi-
tion of his or her assets while still
retaining the ability of taking ad-
vantage of the marital deduction
for gift and estate tax purposes.
The ability to control these assets
are especially important in second
marriages where one wants the
children of the first marriage to
ultimately enjoy the assets but
still would like to take advantage
of the tax savings offered by the
marital deduction. The trust that
offers both of these advantages is
called the Qualified Terminable
Interest Trust (Q-Tip).
Those with a charitable intent
can satisfy and receive gratifica-
tion from such beneficence and
yet receive tax benefits. This can
be accomplished by creating the
type of charitable trust that best
meets their objectives. The
simplest of these is the charitable
trust in perpetuity (the only type
of trust that can continue forever)
where all income earned goes to
the charity. Other types contain
Erevisions directing that income
e paid to charity for a number of .
years with the principal eventual-
Yaakov Sassi joined The Jerusalem Band to round off the entertainment, to everyone's
delight. .
There were young people and somewhat younger ones some in costume, others not and
all had a great time .
\ Mindy Feuer, right, toon 1st
prize for the clown costume.
(Left to right) Tamar Ben-Ami, Leah and Gary Temor, who
organized and ran the Israeli Purim Party. (Not in the photo,
Mordechai Erann)
ly going to individuals named by
the creator of the trust or, con-
versely, named individuals receive
the income for s number of years
(or for their lives if desired) with
the principal evenutally going to
As has been noted, trusts can
continue for many years, and in
the case of a charitable trust can
go on forever. An extremely im-
portant decision to make when
creating a trust, therefore, is who
is to be the trustee. The answers
to the following questions should
be considered:
Is the candidate willing to take
on the responsibility?
Does the candidate have the
abilities necessary to do the job
Can I trust the prospective
trustee with my assets?
Will the trustee be around for
the entire trust period?
While it might sound brash and
self-serving, I submit that a trust
company meets the requirements
posed by such questions and is a
logical candidate for such an
In the limited space available I
have attempted to point out the
basics of trusts. The variety and
benefits of trusts and the flexibili-
ty trusts can provide are impossi-
ble to describe in such a few
words. It seems appropriate to
suggest that your attorney or a
trust officer can match your par-
ticular needs and objectives with a
particular type of trust
Mr Fields is a vice-president of
Manufacturer* Hanover Trust Com-
pany of Florida in Boca Raton. This
column u edited by Marvin A. Kirwner
on behalf of the JCF Legal and Tax

*kc i\. lire jcwimi riormian ol South County/Friday, April 4, 1986
Levis JCC Holds First Annual Meeting
Buddy Himber and AHirw Darrow were two of the JC(' nu mbers
in attendance.
AI and Rose Lei>is spend a moment with the new president of the
Letns JCC, Pete Kamins.
Incoming JCC Officers Linda Meleer. Stuart Darrow. Roberta
Meyerson and Chairperson of the Israel Program Committet
Leah Temor.
Esther Omansky accepts her plaque from Betty Stone for her past
work as chairperson of the Prime Timers Committee.
Robert E. Byrnes, first president ofthi Lens ./< V wot on hand to
acknowledge the accomplishments of Betty Stow.
The Adolph and Rose Levis
Jewilh Community Center recent
ly held its first annual Member
ship Meeting and Election! in the
Auditorium at the Baer Jewish
Over 55 people attended the
meeting at which Betty C. Stone,
outgoing President of the Levis
JCC, acknowledged the hard work
and many accomplishments of the
past year. The Center's many
Committee people, chairpeople,
officers, staff and volunteers of
the past year were honored during
a short ceremony. Seated on the
dais were Marianne Bobick, Presi-
dent of South County Jewish
Federation; Betty C. Stone. Past
President of the Levis JCC;
Robert E. Byrnes, First President
of the Levis JCC; Harold Cohen,
Executive Director; and Rabbi
Theodore Feldman, Rabbi of the
B'nai Torah Congregation. Also in
attendance were Al and Rose
Levis, grand benefactor of the
Center. Captain Bob Byrnes then
announced the names of the new
Officers, Board of Directors and
Committee Chairpeople for
1986-87 as follows:
Henry Brenner, Secretary;
Roberta Meyerson, Programming
Vice President; Linda Meleer.
Membership Vice President;
Stuart Darrow, Finance Vice
President; Robert Mufson, Ad-
ministrative Vice President; Peter
Kamins. President.
Nancy Weingard. Early
Childhod Chairperson: Betsy
Juran. Youth Committee
Chairperson; Steve Meleer, Camp
Maccabee Chairperson; Jack
Torgow, Tween and Teen Chair-
man; Karen Weiss, Adult Cultural
Chairperson; Ronald Rubin,
Health and Physical Education
Chairperson; Leah Temor, Israel
Program Committee Chairperson;
Katie Broock, Senior Adult
Two (2) Year Tern
Nina Mufson, Ruth Krawetz,
Barry S. Halperin, Buddy
Himber, Abby Levine, Robert E.
Byrnes, Martin Freedman, Laura
Litinsky, Dick Romanoff, Lester
Entin, Ury Kalai. and James
One (1) Year Term
Norman I. Stone. Esther Oman-
sky. Louis I. Heller. Bonnie
Fishman. Adolph Levis, and Rab-
bi Donald Crain.
Rabbi Feldman was then called
upon to do the installation.
Festivities ended and the old
gave way to the new as Betty
Stone, outgoing President of the
Levis JCC. asked Pete Kamins,
the new President, to say a few
Pete Kamins acknowledged the
fine work done in the past by Bet-
ty and spoke about his excitement
about the present and future. He
is looking forward with en-
thusiasm to his term as newly
elected President of the Adolph
and Rose Levis Jewish Communi-
ty Center.
Al I.'',.-. and Marianne Bobick. /insolent of the South Count//
Jeurish Federation, award Betty C. Stone fur plaque ofrecoqni-
tionfor her accomplishments as />ast president of The Levis JCC.
Karen Wew, incoming chairperson of the Adult/Cultural Com-
mittee, and Marianne Lesser, JCC director of Adult Programs
thank Linda Meleer, outgoing chairperson for her past efforts
niul dedication.
Al and Rose Levis, grand benefactors of the JCC were front and
center at the recent Annual Membership meeting.
'!ft!!*r ?*%?** kZ^Uufu<' and Norman I. Stone JCC Leadership Award.
ffttl*.^ A- ~ '

Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
vV happenings yy

An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
For Singles 20-40
Wednesday, April 9 -
5:30-7:80 p.m. Does your
attitude need adjustment?
Why not come to our Happy
Hour at the Wildflower, 551
Palmetto Park Road, Boca
Raton. Cash Bar, Tasty
Treats. Members: No
Cost/Non-Members: $3.
For Singles 20-60
Sunday, April 6 Noon .
Pack a Picnic Lunch or buy
Hot Dogs, sandwiches, etc. on
the grounds, and meet us at
the "Picnic Area" at the Royal
Palm Polo Sports Club,
Powerline and Clint Moore
Road. Gate admission is $5 per
person. Polo Matches at 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. Bleacher Seats or
bring your own.

The Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center wishes to acknowledge
their Contributory Members and welcome all New Members who have recently
(As of 3/17/87)
' Marian and Sydney A. Altman
* Marjorle and James Baer
' Rita and Elbert Bagus
Florence and Ted Baumrltter
* Rose and Gary Bernstein
* Marianne and Ed Boblck
Gertrude and Joseph S. Bowman
* Anne and Henry Brenner
' Jenna and Robert Byrnes
' Edith and Mel dayman
Shirley and Alvin Cohen
Libby and Milton Davis
Adrianne and Eric Deckinger
* Yetta Dogan
* Shirley and Karl Enselberg
* Sally and Lester M. Entin
* Bonnie and Robert Flshman
Leslie and Martin Freedman
Florence Fuller
Barbara and Herb Gimelstob
Ernest Goldblum
Shelly and Barry Halperln
Dalia and Ury Kalai, M.D.'s
Bobbie and Pete Kamins
Terri and Shep Kaufman
Elaine and David Kend
Betty and Bill Lester
Laura and Steve Lltlnsky
Mildred and Abby Levlne
Bea and Richard Levy
1 Dinah and Daniel Man
Joe and Shirley Marcus
' Marcia and Stanley Moser
' Nina and Robert Mufaon
Lillian and Louis Newman
Jim Nobll
' Edith and Donald E. Peiser
A nita Penzer
* Clarice and Ben Pressner
" Miriam and Donald Rich
' Jeanette and Harold j. Rosen
* Berenice B. Schankerman
' Carole and Richard Siemens
' Anita and Sanford M. Simon
* Janice and Saul A. Slossberg
* Barbara and David Stein
* Betty and Norman Stone
* Ruthie Fay and Marvin Waldman
Ruth and Saul Wlenberger
* Ruth and Frank W. White
* Janet and Andrew Whltehill
Beth and Henry Whltehill
* Betty and Phillip Zinman
* Renewing Founding Members

M/M Mark Kravit
Shirley Fausty
Malvina Colbert
M/M Brian Stock
D/M Bruce Berkowitz
M/M Lawrence Freedman
M/M Michael Ehrenpreia
M/M Robert Nlcklin
Sherry Kaye
M/M Arthur Taylor
Ruth Segal
Lydla Relssman
M/M Steven Sack
M/M Kimball Marsh
Kotch Drucker
D/M Kenneth Rosenthal
M/M Erie Sellgman
M/M Isadora Davis
M/M Geoffrey Lynfield
Ethel Rosenthal
M/M Jerry Bach
M/M David Rascoff
M/M Theodore Baumrltter
M/M Donald Hoffman
M/M Rick Cullen
Rlsa Algeria
Fred Goldstein
D/M Steven Schrager
Ruth and Manny Seideman
M/M Norman Opper
M/M Michael Margolis
Vellina Steinberg
Ben Cohen
M/M Arthur Dome
M/M Arthur Sanders
M/M Ray Serrano
M/M Joseph Slclari
Mrs. Sally Wideroff
D/M George Chapkln
M/M Steven Tenner
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Registration is now taking
place for all Early Childhood
Program* for our Fall Ses-
sion. Pictured left. Stephen
Raab enjoys Hand Painting
with Shaving Cream in our
Terrific Twos Program. For
further information call Karen
Albert. Early Childhood direc-
tor, S95-55U6.
Growing Numbers of Israelis
In U.S., Canada Going Home
growing number of Israelis who
have resided in the United States
and Canada for a number of years
are returning to Israel, despite
the precarious economic situation
there. According to Israel's
Ministry of Labor and Social Af-
fairs, 1,700 Israelis returned
home in 1985.
Consul Amos Haddad, head of
the Ministry of Labor's delegation
here, said in a summary report on
1985 to Moshe Katzav, Israel's
Labor Minister, that among the
Israelis returning to Israel are in-
dividuals who left excellent high-
paying jobs in the U.S. or Canada
"for more satisfying jobs in Israel,
although the pay is considerably
lower." According to Haddad, the
yordim, Israelis who left Israel,
who an- returning home resided in
North America between two and
11 years
Haddad'a report, which was
released here recently, stated that
Wme of the returning Israelis said
they decided to go back because
*ey preferred to give their
children an Israeli education,
although the relocation meant
towering their standard of living.
The report disclosed that the
number of yordim that have
registered with the Ministry of
Labor's delegation in New York,
indicating their wish to return to
srael, reached, by the end of
'h5, 13.400 heads of families, or
approximately 40,200 individuals.
'n 1984, the report said, 10.850
neads of families had registered.
Haddad noted in his report that
approximately 700 families
registered to return to Israel dur-
ing employment fairs in October-
November 1985 which the
Ministry of Labor's delegation
organized in cooperation with
high technology industries in
Israel. The fairs were held in New
York, Los Angeles, San Jose and
In addition, Haddad said, more
than 100 Israelis signed work con-
tracts with employers in Israel at
those employment fairs.
New 'Rose Gardens'
From garbage dump to rose
garden. This transformation will
result from two Jewish National
Fund projects to improve the
quality of life for Tel Aviv area
The JNF announced it will
create a park on a 750-acre waste
site near the deprtssed Hatikva
quarter of Tel Aviv. Grass, trees
and flowers will boom, fertilized
by the thousands of tons of refuse
which not occupy the area. A
similar garbage dump at the
southeastern outskirts of the city,
along the highway from Ben
Gurion Airport, will also be turned
into a park.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 4, 1986
'Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
Peres Promises to Try
To Get A Woman
Into The Cabinet
Editor's Preface:
The Soviets are diabolical-
ly clever, when it comes to
political maneuvering and
intrigue. They not only
achieved a major coup by
releasing Anatoly
Shcharansky and as part
of a spy exchange deal, no
less but they still have
several aces up their prover-
bial sleeve. If the pressure
gets too great, once again,
they can always make a deal
for Ida Nudel, Vladimir
Slepak, losif Begun, or any
handful of well-known
names out of the thousands
upon thousands of Jews who
have requested to leave the
Communist Paradise.. .
For most of us, in order
that the names of refuseniks
do not remain merely names
but become real people
even though we may never
meet them it is important
to be aware; to follow
developments closely; to care
enough to write a letter on a
fairly regular basis to a
refusenik family. It is why
we feature, almost every
week, a special column on
Soviet Jewry. We care, and
believe that every Jew in
America and the rest of the
world should care. .
On several occasions, in
the past, we have mentioned
the stories of individuals
who made it their business
to travel to the Soviet Union
at no small risk, usually
to learn first-hand of
refuseniks' plight, or to
make contact with them and
let them know we care. Most
recently, a couple of months
ago, we featured a series of
articles by the religion
editor of the Houston
Chronicle (a non-Jew) who
had joined such a mission.
One person who took such
a trip is Steven Bloom,
formerly of Cleveland, Ohio,
who moved to Boca Raton
with his family a few months
ago. Bloom, who was active
in his community and held a
national office in B'nai
B'rith, made his trip nine
years ago. However, his
story probably could not be
told then at a time when
relatively large numbers of
Jews were permitted to leave
and should be told now,
when the Soviets have closed
the gates.
Here is the story in Steve
Bloom's own words:
One of my best friends in
B'nai B'rith had visited
Russia on several occasions
in the 70's and came back
with commentaries on what
it had done for him as a Jew,
but even more important he
brought back first hand in-
formation on what was hap-
pening with refuseniks and
prisoners of conscience in
the Soviet Union.
In subsequent discussions
I had expressed an interest
in the plight of Soviet Jews
after all, part of my fami-
ly had originated from there
and it was suggested that
I make a similar trip. So, in
late 1977 I planned such a
trip and asked a non-Jewish
friend of mine, an attorney,
to accompany me.
My wife was pregnant at
the time, and could not go. I
thought that to lend
legitimacy to the trip and
make it easier to obtain the
needed visa, it would look
good if a Christian lawyer
and I were travelling
I spent about three-and-a-
half to four weeks with
representatives of the Na-
tional Council for Soviet
Jewry living in Cleveland,
who briefed me thoroughly
on the kind of things I could
expect, what I should plan
to take with me and then
gave me all sorts of
documentation, and a
microfilm which contained
all the Hebrew lessons they
might need as they had no
access to Hebrew books or
literature. I put this
microfilm into my Kodak
film boxes and marked it so
I could tell which was the
regular film and which had
the microfilm ...
A critical issue at the time
was that no refusenik could
get permission to leave
even at a time when the
USSR was granting exit
permits to many unless
they had an express, writ-
ten invitation from Israel,
specifically relatives in
Israel, inviting them to
come and live with them. So
I had to bring in a number of
such invitations when
they were sent in through
normal channels they had
been conveniently lost,
forgotten or misplaced. It
was a harrassment type of
process and it was not easy
to get the invitations to the
refuseniks. So I had the op-
portunity to bring in three
or four such invitations for
people to whom they could
not get them.
I carried two suitcases
with me. One was strictly
for books and other Jewish
paraphernalia which I was
bringing in, apart from the
invitations I was carrying,
which I brought in on my
One of the ways in which
things were different in
Russia hit us right at the
beginning to give you an
idea of the "flavor" of the
place, as we landed (we flew
on a Pan-Am flight), our
plane was surronded by
Russian soldiers carrying
machineguns and for no
special reason, but because
this was the routine for non-
Soviet Bloc arrivals.
We were "walked" into
the terminal where we were
segregated and subjected to
a lengthy and unpleasant
customs inspection.
As I had been coached, I
placed myself about two
thirds of the way down one
of the lines (there were
three), because I had things
that could not get through a
full, detailed search. I was
not a good "spy" I was
agitated and nervous, what
with the invitations crinkl-
ing in my pants as I walked.
To make matters worse, a
plane of East Germans land-
ed after us, and when they
came in we were placed
behind them, for an even
longer wait. ..
The three lines were mov-
ing slowly, and the customs
officers were going through
every single passenger's ef-
fects meticulously and I
was getting very nervous.
Just two passengers to go
before me, they opened a
fourth line and motioned me
to move over to it. My
lawyer friend and I went
over, with him going ahead
of me. Since they were sear-
ching every one, I thought, I
had nothing to lose .
They asked me if I had
anything to declare con-
traband and I replied that
I had a "Wall Street Jour-
nal," which they took; then I
said I had a "Time
magazine, which they also
confiscated; finally I
declared that I had a copy of
"Playboy" magazine. The
customs agent's eyes lit up,
he quickly grabbed it, put it
under his counter, and wav-
ed me across without fur-
ther ado. It was my
understanding that
"Playboy" was so much in
demand it brought signifi-
cant sums of money on the
black market. .
The briefing I had receiv-
ed on how to get the
material through apparently
was well founded I got it
all through with no hitch.
(to be continued)
Prime Minister Peres admitted
last week that he is to blame for
the fact that there is no woman in
the cabinet, and he promised to at-
tempt to rectify the situation.
He also promised a meeting of
women in the Knesset that, "for
the good of society as a whole,"
something would be done about
the lack of equality of women.
The Council for the Advance-
ment of the Status,of Women,
under its new chairwoman, Dr.
Marilyn Safir, was meeting in the
Knesset to mark International
Women's Day.
Safir, head of women's studies
at Haifa University and a
psychologist, reported that her
research showed that boys and
girls in Israel do equally well in in-
telligence tests until age nine, but
after that the boys pull
significantly ahead in all fields of
Dr. Baruch Nevo, head of the
national board for university en-
trance examinations, told the
women that the gap between male
and female candidates had grown
in the last 30 years, with women
falling increasingly behind.
The fault, he pointed out, could
be with the type of entrance exam
now used (multiple choice), in
which speed is essential for suc-
cess. Women, he said, answer
fewer questions in the time allot-
ted, but get more of them right.
The council recommended more
research on male and female
educational achievements; en-
couraging those who create
teaching materials to change their
stereotyped images of men and
women; seeking assistance from
the media in these aims.
Dr. Nitza Shapira Libai, the
prime minister's adviser on the
status of women, said that Peres
had agreed to set up a committee
to examine the causes of the dif-
ferences in educational
Prof. Alice Shalvi, head of the
Women's Network, and a council
member commented: "The time
for listening to research is over.
The time for action has come."
In the Knesset 10 years ago,
there were nine women MKs; now
there are 10. As Knesset Speaker
Shlomo Hillel remarked recently,
"At this rate, we'll need 500 years
until the imbalance is corrected."
Ten years ago, during Interna-
tional Women's Year, MK Ora
Namir prevailed upon then prime
minister Rabin to establish a com-
mission on the status of women.
After two years' work, the com-
mission submitted a comprehen-
sive report and over 340 proposals
for improving women's status. In
the eight years since that report
was submitted, nothing has been
At a meeting of the Women's
Network with all 10 women MKs
recently, Shulamit Aloni and
Geula Cohen were for once in
agreement when they said that
only greater involvement by
women in the centers of power
and decision-making could change
women's status.
"Women who go into politics
shouldn't limit themselves to
issues concerning the status of
women," Cohen said. "Defence,
foreign policy, and economics
aren't matters for men only."
Aloni added: "Women do much
of the day to day work of the
political parties, as volunteers.
But the rewards in terms of
prestige, power and decision-
making go to the men."
Reprinted by arrangement* with The
Jmualem Pot.
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Jewish Community Day School

_lamantashen, or as first
idf Judaica teacher Leah
explained Hamin's ears
^ney Amen" as they are called
Israel, were prepared by the
st grade classes for Purim. The
raeli recipe was followed
ecisely by the children. Day
hool mothers, Marilyn Zinns,
.ida Jedwab, and Debbie
zrovic assisted as they poured
contents into bowls, mixed,
rolled out the batter.
ro everyone's delight, the
Imantashen turned out perfect-
The students brought their
[rents one of their homemade
eats in the Israeli tradition of
neshloack minot."

11 he Purim story, which the
th and sixth graders are very
Imiliar with, was extended to
reate a modern day social science
Isson by teachers Charles
[ugustus and Earl Everrett. The
ludents discussed current anti-
emites, like Hamin, and dressed
in costumes representing
Many students wore white robes
epicting the Klu Klux Klan. One
tudent was Hitler, another Khad-
iii'y, and another a nun in the
panish Inquisition whose job it
fas to convert Jews to
I he Preschool class of Pam
ti (three year olds) wore Purim
Dstumes as they reenacted the
[urim story. Queen Esther,
y inlechai and Hamin convincing-
stated their lines to the class.
The Preschool also continued its
nit on "The Senses" by explor-
)g their five senses. The children
rew pictures representing their
enses which were later used in
tieir lesson.
, he second grade took a trip
Mrs. Temor s class prepare hamantashenfrom an Israeli recipe.
Preschoolers explore the "Five Senses" through their drawings.
to the Discovery Center in Fort
Lauderdale. In this "hands-on"
museum or "useum" as it is call-
ed. The children learned about
patterns and textures. They had
the opportunity to examine seeds,
shell, nuts and animal bones.
Energy, was also a topic that was
Following the museum visit, the
students stopped at Port
Everglades where they were
lucky enough to see several
Day School Music Teacher Had Book Published
[pedal to South County Jewish
If one walks through the Day
:hool building on a Friday, he is
lely to hear a sweet sound
it of the halil (Hebrew for
le halil is an integral part of
Aith Etkin's music program for
rades 2-8. Children learn to play
lany Jewish songs and some even
rite their own compositions for
lass enjoyment and practice.
Mrs. Etkin has compiled a eol-
ation of Jewish music for the
W and thus was born "The
Israeli Halil Book: A Handbook
for the Recorder."
Included, in the beginning of the
book, is a description of the halil.
how to hold one, tips on breathing,
the fingering system, reading
musical notation, a fingering
chart, and preliminary execises.
The music section contains 36
Hebrew songs: holiday, Israeli
folk, play songs, and dance tunes.
All the songs are in Hebrew and in
English transliteration and are
translated. There is also detailed
information given when required
for particular songs that have
been included for the more ad-
vanced student.
On the cover and front pages of
the book are photos of our Day
School students, along with Mrs.
Etkin and her grandchildren mak-
ing music.
The music book is published by
Tare Publications which is owned
by Velvet Pasternak, a leading
authority on Jewish music. Mrs.
Etkin's book will be included in
the prestigious Tare catalogue
widely used by Jewish educators
and musicians all over the
Mrs. Etkin's students will use
the book and she has donated a
copy to each of the libraries in the
Day School and Satellite School.
Individual copies can be purchas-
ed at Masada Imports in Boca
Raton and Plantation.
Fire Ruins Matza Factory
icn swept through the Aviv
tea bakery in the religious
vnship of Bnei Brak last week
11 two firemen to the hospital
treatment for smoke inhala-
" and destroyed more than
V000 Packages of matza intend-
lor export.
he bakery is one of the three
1h.v the Aviv company and, ac-
r ! not affect Passover supplies.
' s matzot and its packages
a familiar sight in American
supermarkets during the
Passover season.
According to the fire depart-
ment, the blaze was caused by an
electric short-circuit. It raged for
hours and was still smouldering
the next morning. Ten fire com-
panies fought the conflagration
which forced a diversion of traffic
from the main highway between
Petach Tikva and Tel Aviv that
runs through Bnei Brak.
Electric power was cut off for
hours in nearby Pardess Katz and
parts of Bnei Brak. Residents of
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taxes and estate planning will be
held on Monday, May 5, at the
Sheraton Hotel of Boca Raton
from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., followed
by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The seminar is being sponsored
by the Legal and Tax Committee
of the Jewish Community Founda-
tion, Albert W. Gortz, chairman.
Gortz is a partner in Proakauer,
Rose, Goetz and Mendelsohn. The
seminar is a practical program on
estate planning for the aging, ill
or incapacitated client.
Peter J. Strauss, Esquire,
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Wolf, New York City, an authori-
ty in the field of estate planning,
will discuss "Financial and Legal
Planning to Protect Against Pro-
blems of Incapacity and Aging."
He will present the concept that
estate planning should be dealing
with more than issues of estate
taxes and distributions or proper-
ty at death and he will submit the
idea that lifetime planning is a
better mode.
The seminar will deal substan-
tively with the following: *
1. Powers of attorney as a plan-
ning tool; tniBts. stand-by trusts
and trusts for disabled children.
2. Legal issues raised by the
cost of long term care.
3. Protection of the community
spouse regarding Medicaid.
4. The tax issues that are involv-
ed when a child pays a parent's
nursing home care.
5. Managements problems
rights of patients, judicial pro-
cedures, avoiding court
6. The planning process con-
cerned with aging, illness and
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New York University of Law. He
is a member of the National Coun-
cil on Aging; co-author of the New
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and Aging"; and a member of the
Advisory Council of the
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blems of aging.
Steven R. Kaye of SRK Finan-
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Marvin A. Kirsner, associate,
Shutts and Bowen of West Palm
Beach, chairman and co-chairman
of the seminar, stated that the
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and estate planners, CLU's and
bank trust officers. For additional
information and to register, con-
tact Arthur H. Jaffe, Foundation
Director, at 368-2737 before April
30. Seating is limited.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 4, 1986
LaRouche Wins Seen As Freak Events A RABBI COMMENTS
Jewish community officials
in Chicago are expressing
surprise at the stunning
political upset achieved in
the Illinois Democratic Par-
ty primary elections last
week by two followers of
ultra-conservative and ex-
tremist Lyndon LaRouche,
But these officials suggest that
the victories by Mark Fairchild for
the Democratic nomination for
Lieutenant Governor and Janice
Hart as the party's nomination for
Secretary of State were not in-
dications of support for LaRouche
and the views of his political
Instead, they see the victory as
the result of a combination of fac-
tors, including the low voter tur-
nout about 25 percent of the
state's 1.6 million registered
voters due to rainy weather;
growing voter apathy in the
political process; and a rejection
of the Democratic Party's can-
didates running against the
LaRouche followers.
DEMOCRATIC Party officials
swiftly condemned the statewide
results in Illinois. "These people
invade our party," said Cal
Sutker, chairman of the Illinois
Democratic Party. "They're ex-
tremists. They're not in the
mainstream of Democratic
thought or philosophy and they're
In Washington, Party
spokesman Terry Michael said,
"It is shocking that followers of
Lyndon LaRouche have been able
to deceive voters in the Illinois
primary. LaRouche represents a
kook fringe of American politics."
But two officials in Chicago
Jonathan Levine of the American
Jewish Committee and Michael
Kotzin of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency in
separate telephone interviews last
Thursday from Chicago that the
elections do not indicate new-
found support for LaRouche.
They attributed it to voter apathy,
and lack of media coverage of the
two elected candidates.
"There was so much (media)
preoccupation with the elections
of aldermen in southern minority
wards that virtually all other elec-
tions were not covered at all
and certainly not the primaries for
Lt. Governor and Secretary of
State," said Levine, the AJC's
regional representative there.
BUT, according to Levine, the
"sense here, it seems to me, is
that this was not a vote in favor of
extremism." He suggested, as did
State Dep't. Says PLO At Fault
For Mideast Peace Process Failure
State Department reiterated
Monday that the breakdown in the
peace process is due to the failure
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization to accept the
necessary conditions for
"The current hiatus in the peace
process is due to the PLO's failure
to accept the challenge," State
Department deputy spokesman
Charles Redman said. He noted
the PLO "did not accept" United
Nations Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338, "did not agree
to negotiate" with Israel nor
"cease violence" as efforts to br-
ing about direct negotiations were
going on.
Redman was responding to a
report from Cairo that Arafat was
demanding the United States res-
pond to his proposals for a Middle
East peace. The proposals which
center on acceptance by all parties
of the right of self-determination
for the Palestinians in exchange
for PLO acceptance of Resolu-
tions 242 and 338 were sent to
Washington through Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak and
King Hussein of Jordan, accor-
ding to Arafat.
"It is up to the American Ad-
ministration to give us a formal
answer to these ideas and I am
awaiting their official reply,"
Arafat told reporters after he met
for three hours with Mubarak.
Hussein announced last month
that he had given up a year-long
effort to work with the PLO on
the peace effort because the PLO
leadership could not be relied on
to keep its word.
State Department sources
noted that Arafat was trying to
shift the blame to the U.S. in his
talk with Mideast leaders to "ob-
fuscate" his responsibility for the
breakdown in the peace process.
Meanwhile, Redman said that
Richard Murphy, Assistant
Secretary of State for Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs,
met last Saturday with Hanna
Seniora, editor of the pro-PLO
East Jerusalem daily AlFajr and
one of two West Bank Palesti-
nians acceptable both to the PLO
and Israel as a possible represen-
tative on a Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation for negotiations with
Druze Rioters Out of Jail;
Tough Bail Conditions Imposed
teen Druze charged with rioting
during Premier Shimon Peres'
visit to the Golan Heights last
month were released on bail by a
Nazareth District Court. But
presiding judge .Avraham Assa
imposed tough conditions.
They may not leave their village
without prior approval by police.
They cannot leave their homes
after dark, and they must not
engage in public activities. "In a
respectable society, citizens
should know how to control
themselves," Judge Assa said.
But he found the charges
against the defendants were in-
sufficient to remand them in
custody pending the outcome of
legal proceedings. The prosecu-
tion had demanded their
The rioting was the latest
disorder in a conflict between the
12,000 Golan Druze and Israeli
authorities since Israel formally
annexed the Golan Heights four
years ago. The Druze, claiming
they are citizens of Syria, refused
to accept Israeli identification
cards. When the authorities tried
to force them to take the cards,
the Druze declared a general
strike which lasted several
The demonstration against
Peres was a reminder that they
still refuse to accept Israel
hegemony over the territory.
Barell Named
Barell of Muttontown, N.Y.,
chancellor of the New York State
Board of Regents, has been nam-
ed chairman of the Board of
Governors of the Synagogue
Council of America.
political commentators and
political pundits, that the vote was
a rejection of Fairchild's and
Hart's opponents more than it
was an indication of support for
the LaRouche followers.
Fairchild, a 28-year-old elec-
trical engineer, won the nomina-
tion by 20,000 votes in the race
against State Sen. George
Sangmeister. Hart captured her
victory by about 10,000 votes,
running against Aurelia Pucinski,
daughter of one of Chicago's best-
known politicians, Alderman and
former Congressman Roman
The elections, in addition to ser-
ving as an embarrassment to the
Democratic Party, also pose a
serious threat to Democrat Adlai
Stevenson Ill's second quest for
the governorship of Illinois. He
has issued a statement in which he
vowed, "I will never run on a
ticket with candidates who
espouse the hate-filled folly of
Lyndon LaRouche."
HE SAID he would seek legal
ways to "purge these bizarre and
dangerous extremists off the
ticket." There is speculation that
Stevenson may chose to form a so-
called "new Democratic slate,"
thus effectively leaving the
LaRouche candidates on the
Democratic list without a guber-
natorial candidate. Other options
are also being explored by
Levine said there was no
evidence that the candidates
spent much money in their cam-
paign, or that they campaigned
extensively in the state. "But I do
think the election does
demonstrate the continuing effort
by the LaRouche people to try and
get a foothold or to infiltrate the
Democratic Party," he said.
LaRouche's National
Democratic Policy Committee has
in recent years backed hundreds
of candidates for office in primary
and general elections. The
63-year-old LaRouche also made
unsuccessful U.S. Presidential
bids in 1976, 1980 and 1984. The
Associated Press reported that
LaRouche received 150,000 votes
in the 1984 presidential primaries.
The following is brought to our
readers by the South County Rab-
binical Association. If there are
topics you would like our Rabbis to
discuss, please submit them to The
Thoughts On The Loss
Of A Friend
I spoke with Father Michael
Makridis of St. Mark's Greek Or-
thodox Church at 3 in the after-
noon on Thursday, March 13. It
was, in many ways, an ordinary
telephone conversation between
two clergymen, between two
friends. We exchanged small talk,
compared notes on our respective
Spring holidays, Passover and
Easter, and brought one another
up-to-date on a program we were
organizing on the issue of Soviet
repression of Christians and Jews.
Our "business" finished, I asked
father Michael about his health. I
knew he had been under th<
weather, bitten by the flu bug that
was going around. He sounded a
little weak on the telephone, so I
wasn't surprised when he men-
tioned that he had come down
with a touch of pneumonia. But,
he added, he expected to be back
up to speed in a short while. We
said goodbye, neither of us doub-
ting for a minute that that would
be the case.
It was not to be. I learned the
next day that less than one hour
after we had finished speaking,
Father Michael was rushed to the
hospital. He did not survive the
evening, the victim of an apparent
heart attack. He was 41 years old.
It was, and is, of course, a stun-
ning blow to all of us who knew
and loved him, most especially to
his devoted wife Eva and their
children. Father Michael had been
in South Florida a relatively short
time, but during that time he had
endeared himself to all who knew
him. He was respected for his
faith, his commitment, his elo-
quence and his menschlichkeit.
Somehow that Yiddish word fit
this Greek Orthodox Priest very
Father Michael and I got to
know one another as a result of a
community-wide Interfaith Vigil
for Peace and Human Rights that
my congregation coordinated last
November. The purpose of the
vigil was to call attention to
Soviet human rights abuses. He
spoke at that gathering articulate-
ly and with passion about the
plight of Orthodox Christians in
the USSR. I approached him
afterwards and asked if he would
consider working on a joint pro-
ject, one that might unite the
members of the faith community
and call attention to all aspects of
Soviet religious repression. He
agreed instantly and we got to
work. For reasons that our limited
minds cannot fathom, G-d had
other plans for Father Michael.
There are many emotions one
feels at times such as this, but
perhaps the most overpowering
one is that harsh realization that
life can be very short and none of
us knows when our last day will
come. We all know we will die, of
course, but no one expects to go
"early," prematurely, in the full
flower of life. But after it happens
to a near and dear one, we realize,
"There but for the grace of G-d go
I." Perhaps it is for this reason
that the Rabbi urged us to "repent
one day before your death." Since
we cannot know when that day
will be, all of our days should be
spent in Tshuvah.
Neither the time of our birth nor
the circumstances of our death are
known to us in advance. But that
which falls in between is ours to
use for good or ill, for life and
blessing or for death and evil.
Though it was short, Father
Michael used his allotment of days
to further the ends of
righteousness and justice. Like
Moses, who was not given to enter
the Promised Land, Father
Michael did not see all of his
dreams fulfilled. Those of us with
faith in G-d trust that he will
receive his just rewards. The
memory of the righteous is for
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'he Julius Silver Institute of Biomedical Engineering at
echnion-Israel Institute of Technology has attracted interna-
ional attention as an interdisciplinary nucleus for innovative
[esearch: a dynamic partnership between the varied branches of
mgineering, the sciences, and medicine. Research at the Silver In-
titute's Cardiac Center aims to design computerized three-
iimensional mechanical models to simulate and intensively
Hudy the human heart to aid doctors in the treatment and
iiagnosis of heart disease. The computer model can be programm-
ui to reproduce different heart pathologies in an accelerated time
rame, giving doctors better insight into the dynamics of the
Wealthy and unhealthy heart. In the photo above, a Technion stu-
ient volunteer ungergoes a "stress test" to assist heart research
Giving tea to infants a com-
mon practice in Israel might in-
crease their chance of developing
an iron deficiency and becoming
anemic, a study at the Hebrew
University-Hadassah School of
Public Health and Community
Medicine shows. This is par-
ticularly so in cases in which the
infants are still on a diet of mainly
milk, vegetables and cereals.
Because of the prevalance of
iron deficiency anemia in infants
in Israel and the known connec-
tion between tea drinking and the
reduction of iron absorption dur-
ing digestion, Dr. Hava Palti of
the Department of Social
Medicine at the Hebrew
University-Hadassah School of
Public Health and Community
Medicine, in cooperation with Dr.
Yona Amitai and Dr. Nadav
Marhav of the Department of
Pediatriccs and Child Care at the
Hadassah University Hospital,
studied anemia among a group of
122 Israeli infants 6-12 months old
who were regularly being given
tea to drink. They found that
there was a significant correlation
between tea drinking and the oc-
currence of iron-deficiency
anemia in these infants.
The tannin in tea has been
shown experimentally to bind the
iron in milk, vegetables, cereals
and iron-containing medicine, for-
ming insoluble complexes, and it
is thought that this prevents the
iron's absorption into the body
from the intestines. Iron from
meat (beef, pountry) is absorbed
by the body via a different
mechanism not affected by the
tea. Since iron in the diet of young
infants who are not yet eating
meat can only come from milk,
cereal and vegetables in which
case the absorption is blocked by
tea these tea-drinking infants
are more susceptible to iron defi-
riency anemia than other age
groups or than infants who do not
drink tea.
The researchers at the Hebrew
University therefore suggest that
'h' removed from the diet or,
at least, not be given for several
hours before and after meals, in
the case of infants not yet eating
meat. Similarly, it is recommend-
ed that infants who receive iron
supplement medicines not be
given tea with the iron drops.
A regression in the use of
modem methods of contraception
by women who previously used
them is shown in research con-
ducted at the Paul Baerwald
School of Social Work of the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The research covered some
1,000 Jerusalem women who were
counseled by the Pregnancy Ad-
visory and Follow-up Service
established as a joint project of
the Misgav Ladach Hospital of
Jerusalem, the Kupat Holim
General Sick Fund and the Baer-
wald School. The service is intend-
ed for members of the Sick Fund
with unwanted pregnancies who
are seeking advice and assistance.
Statistical information about
these women was obtained
through questionnaires prepared
by a staff or researchers at the
Paul Baerwald School headed by
Lotte Salzberger, working with
Sara Magedor and Jeannete
The study, which was supported
by Mrs. Ann Lenway of Berkeley,
Calif., and the New Israel Fund,
showed that 50 percent of those
surveyed said they had not been
using any contraceptive methods
just prior to becoming pregnant.
But only 21 percent said they had
never used anything in the past.
Thirty-one percent of the women
were using "traditional" ineffi-
cient means, such as coitus inter-
ruptus, the rhythm method and
nursing, while only 6.5 percent
said they had used such means in
the past. Of those women using
the inefficient methods, 50 per-
cent said they had used modern
methods previously.
These results, say the resear-
chers, show that unwanted
pregnancies could not be at-
tributed to the lack of information
or inability to obtain modern con-
traceptives, but rather indicate a
regression in the use of modern
methods such as contraceptive
pills or intra-uterine devices. It
appears, they contend, that many
women have a lack of confidence
in and fear of such contraceptive
means. This negative attitude ap-
pears to be a result of publicity in
the media about the dangers of us-
ing contraceptives as well as of in-
adequate medical counseling and
While the research was concerned
only with women who had un-
wanted pregnancies, the resear-
chers expressed concern both
about the general trend it il-
lustrated of regression in the use
of modern methods of contracep-
tion and also about the problems
faced by women who wanted
Unravelling the secrets of
DNA, the fundamental genetic
material, is perhaps the most
challenging problem faced by the
life sciences today. Two Tel Aviv
University computer scientists
have developed a very fast
general method ("algorithm") of
solving computation problems. In
a joint effort with a molecular
biologist, this method is being ap-
plied to analysis of DNA.
Dr. Uzi Vishkin of the Depart-
ment of Computer Science and
Gad Landau, a doctoral student
under his supervision, developed
the new algorithm. They had
originally set out to solve a pro-
blem in word processing, involv-
ing the possibility of locating one
part of a text within the whole.
"Imagine that you have the en-
tire Encyclopaedia Britannica in-
side your computer, and you want
to locate a given page of text,"
Dr. Vishkin said. "Suppose fur-
ther that the typist that entered
both the encyclopedia and this
page into the computer made typ-
ing mistakes such as omitting a
character or replacing one
character with another. The loca-
tion problem (particularly in the
presence of typing mistakes),
could be solved by present com-
puter methods, but not efficiently.
We found a way of doing it much
faster. Problems which formerly
required days of computer time
can now be solved within a matter
of hours."
The new method is being incor-
porated into the software used in
research with DNA at the Na-
tional Institute of Health,
Bethesda, Maryland. Professor
Ruth Nussinov, of the Sadder In-
stitute of Molecular Medicine,
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, was
at NIH last summer to supervise
the initial stages of the work.
Here the method is applied by
conceptualizing the genetic code
contained within DNA as a word
with a large number of letters
derived from a specialized
alphabet. In the case of human
DNA, the "word" would have a
very great number of letters,
while for lower organisms it
would be much shorter.
One question facing researchers
in this concept is whether or not
the genetic code of the more
primitive organism is contained
within that of more advanced
ones. The new method developed
by Landau and Vishkin can also be
applied to solving such a problem,
on the same principle used to find
the page in the encyclopedia.
The general method was
presented at the Annual Sym-
posium on Foudnations of Com-
puter Science organized by the
Computer Society of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics
Engineeers (IEEE) in Portland,
Oregon, last October. A report on
the applications of the method in
the field of molecular biology was
published in the January 1986
issue of the biological journal
Nucleic Acids Research.
These and other developments
in the fields of Science and
technology have put Tel Aviv
University on the map as Israel's
fastest developing institution of
higher learning. Anyone who
would like further information
about Tel Aviv University and the
activities of the American Friends
are asked to contact Lauren
Azoulai at the local office at
Morris L. Levinson
A nationally known business ex-
ecutive and attorney, Morris
Levinson, has been recently
elected as Chairman of the Inter-
national Board of Governors of
the Weizmann Institute of
Science. The election caps his
lifelong leadership in a wide range
of civic, philanthropic and educa-
tional activities. He has been a
long-time supporter of the in-
stitute and served as chairman
and president of the Institute's
American Committee.
The Weizmann Institute,
located in Rehovot, Israel, 15
miles southeast of Tel Aviv,
employs some 2,500 people, in-
cluding 1,800 scientists, reaear
chers, engineers and others. The
Institute currently is engaged in
700 research projects ranging
from cancer and multiple sclerosis
to solar energy and aging of the
As the Institute's new Interna-
tional Chairman, Levinson plans
to "maintain the Institute's high
standards of excellence and to
keep all those brilliant young
scientists there. We don't have oil
in Israel but we do have Jewish
brain power as our most precious
natural resource." Levinson is
also spearheading a worldwide
campaign to raise funds for the
"From the day I met Meyer
Weisgal (Weizmann Institute's
master builder), we loved each
other," adds Levinson. "He was a
fascinating man, possessed of
huge imagination, incredible drive
and a one-track mind. He would
talk to me about the Weizmann In-
stitute morning, noon and night
and by the time he was through
with me, I didn't have a chance!"
Levinson, soon after receiving
his law degree from Yale Univer-
sity in 1937, moved to New York
City and that year was elected
chairman of the Young Lawyer's
Committee of the United
Palestine Appeal, which is now
the United Jewish Appeal. He has
served as national chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal, president
and chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal of New York and
as a member of the Board of
Governors of the Jewish Agency
in Jerusalem.
Terrorist Gangs Rounded Up;
All Associated With El Fatah
An aggregation of terrorist
gangs believed responsible
for scores of bombings in
Israel and the West Bank
over a 20-month period was
rounded up by security
forces in recent weeks, the
army disclosed Monday. All
of the gangs were
associated with El Fatah,
the terrorist arm of the
Palestine Liberation
In addition, security forces
have taken into custody terrorist
groups operating independently,
with no known affiliations. They
engaged mainly in throwing
Molotov cocktails at Israeli
vehicles in the West Bank and a
similar attack on the Labor ex-
change in Jenin.
MOST OF the Fatah terrorists
were residents of East Jerusalem
and Ramallah. One terrorist cell
was based in Jericho. Their cap-
ture was one of the major suc-
cesses of the security forces in re-
cent years. According to military
sources, 40 Arabs were arrested.
The Fatah cells were generally
small. But one of them comprised
as many as 20 terrorists.
The list of terrorist acts commit-
ted by the gangs fills several
pages. They include the planting
of a boobytrapped car filled with
containers of cooking gas in the
Mea Shearim quarter of
Jerusalem on September 22, 1985
and the placement of explosive
devices in a restaurant in Mifgash
Beit-El on October 8, 1985.
They also planted explosive
devices on a No. 27 bus in
Jerusalem on December 13, 1985;
an explosive device in Ramat Gan
on January 3, 1985; and another
on a No. 66 bus in Bnai Brak
which exploded on September 4,
1985 injuring eight passengers.
Gang members planted ex-
plosives at an intersection near
Ben Gurion Airport where
soldiers hitch rides, on Feb. 28.
The Jerusalem-based gang is held
responsible for three fire-
bombings in the Neve Yaacov
quarter in January and February,
1986. Terrorists, whose cells were
uncovered in the Samaria district
of the West Bank, threw fire
bombs at Israeli vehicles near the
Elon Moreh settlement on Feb.
25, in Kalkilya on March 1, and in
Jenin in October, 1985.
THESE GANGS are also
believed to have attacked Arabs
suspected of collaborating with
the Israeli authorites.
The Fatah cell in Jericho was
responsible for terrorist attacks in
that region and planting ex-
plosives on Naomi Street in
Jerusalem on July 23, 1985. A ter-
rorist member of another Fatah
cell, a resident of the Jebaliya
refugee camp in the Gaza Strip,
was arrested on suspicion of stab-
bing an Israeli civilian in the Old
City of Jerusalem on March 8.
Meanwhile, security forces put
out a dragnet Monday for two
men who allegedly attempted to
stab an Israeli soldier on the
Shefaram-Nazareth highway Sun-
day night. The soldier was
reported in good condition after
He had been hitchhiking and
was picked up by two men, one of
whom knifed him in the chest. The
soldier wrestled with his
assailants. The car was forced off
the road and both the knife
wielder ftuu CV escaped.

T';ige 16 The Jewish Floridian .it" South County/Friday, April 4. 1986
Peres Points to Syria
As 'Most Radical' Neighbor
At Bole International Airport in Ethiopia,
Berhane Deressa, deputy commissioner of the
Ethiopian Relief ami Rehabilitation < 'ommix-
rion welcomes leaders of the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee at a meeting
held shortly after their arrival in Ethiopia.
Left to right are Dr Saul B. Cohen, JDC > /
"'"'"'' via president; Commissioner
Berhane; and Henry Taub, JDC Board chair-
man. The JDC leadership viewed a number of
the relief ami rehabilitation projects it has
sponsored and discussed futurt programs
with officials of the government.
Biblical Scholarship Alive and Well
The Art of Biblical Poetry. By
Robert Alter. New York: Basic
Books. 1985. 220 pp. $17.95.
The Poetics of Biblical Nar-
rative. By Meir Steinberg.
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana
University Press. 1985. 580 pp.
Wisdom of the Hebrew Epic:
Ben Sira's Hymn of Praise of
the Fathers. By Burton L.
Mack. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press. 1986. 263 pp.
Persuasive proof of ;ust how
alive and complex is Biblical
-H-holarshp is readily found in
'hese three books. Each, in its
wn way. shows how academi-
ians find stimulatioi
research opportunities in the
Those who think that examining
Biblical poetry is a matter of little
sequence will be abruptly
rought up shor I r's men-
in his first chapter of Paul
lUS1 experience. This obscure
ri e n t a I i s t wanted to
lonstrate that the Old Testa
nt was originally written in
rse. When he Bred 'hat
thesis could not be sustained.
committed suicide. Unhappily.
er tells this intriguing
.:e 4, and his book steadih .
lown hiil from there
DESPITE THE publisher's
urb which brazenly calls the
Look "highly readable" anil
"lucid," it is, in fact, an illustra-
tion of abstruseness and incom-
prehensibility at their worst. It is
filled with such terms as: "seman-
tic parallism." "synonymity,"
"decimal multiples," "verset,"
"oral-formulaic." "paradoxical
estimation,'' "bicola or
hemistiches." "retrospective ellip-
sis" and "prosodic system." The
reader of ordinary intelligence
winces and wonders just who is
the "general reader" supposedly
being addressed by Alter.
If you are an expert in the Bible,
literary criticism, poetry, Hebrew
literature, allegory and religion,
you might get some sense from
this book. It is a tribute to the
author that he possesses all these
forms of knowledge but, for or-
dinary mortals, this is a book to be
assiduously avoided.
Equally abstruse is Meir Stern-
berg's discussion of Biblical
stories. At least, there is a
redeeming feature in that his book
is clearly directed to his fellow-
scholars. There are no fraudulent
appeals by the publisher to the
"general reader." Indiana
University Press has been staking
out a claim for specializing in the
field of Jewish studies, describing
itself as "leading the field." It
does not pretend to look for
readers who lack scholarly exper-
tise, calling this book the first
volume in a major, new series of
studies in Biblical literature.
THOSE WHO are not scholars
will be amused by the academic
mud-slinging with which Stern
U-rg hegins. He accuses Dauu
Robertson, a fellow-scholar, of
"incompetence'' and of offering a
"hodgepodge of vulgarized
truisms and plain nonsen
He then takes on Robert Alter,
the author of the first book in this
-'view, and he asserts that "he
iAlter) comes to grief." Alter's
rk suffers from a "fatal flaw."
B Sternberg. He is guilty of a
"conceptual fallacy." Other
scholars are similar targets for
Sternberg's poison pen. They are
"on a wild goose chase"; they are
"hopelessly indeterminate." they
are accused of "loose thinking."
Sternberg asserts that the Bible
of iiterature which
reveal-- truth while covering it up
with gaps ambiguities and dispar
titles. He examines in detail a
number of Bible stories to prove
the validity <>t' his argument, but
ibscure and
'ninformed readers will
get lost in such jargon as:
"equipollent." counter-speech,"
"prospection," "actional,"
"reportive," "proleptic," etc.
STERNBERG and Alter both
have minimal capacity to com
municate. except perhaps to each
other and to a sparse assemblage
of academicians who share their
imposing ability to wallow in
The author of the third book.
Burton L. Mack, is a Biblical
scholar who shares the interest of
Alter and Sternberg in textual
analysis. Rather than the Bible
itself, however, the subject of his
study is a poem written by a
Jewish priest named Ben Sira in
Jerusalem in 180 BCE. The poem
tells about Jewish leaders, beginn-
ing with Noah and ending with
Simon. It is found in Ben Sira's
book of ethical precepts and has
been preserved in the Apocrypha.
By contrast with Alter and
Sternberg, Mack writes in an
understandable style. However,
he fails to reckon with the fact
that, unlike Alter and Sternberg
who wrote about the Bible, the
subject of his inquiry is neither
readily obtainable nor familiar to
most people. This disadvantage is
only remedied in part by Mack's
incomplete description of the
Apparently, it is actually a
series of poems, each of which
deals with one of Israel's leaders.
Ben Sira eulogizes them in what
he calls "Hymn in Praise of the
Ben Sira wrote at the time of
the Second Temple when
Hellenistic influence on the Jews
strong, and he reflects the
cultural tradition in which he liv-
His intellectual and literary
achievements led him to be loyal
to Judaism and cautious about
Hellenism. He knew the Torah
thoroughly and was also familiar
with Greek literature, synthesiz-
ing these two streams of thought
in his book
Premier Shimon Peres
answered a wide range of
questions on domestic and
foreign policy matters dur-
ing a tour of northern Israel
last week. He pointed to
Syria as the most dangerous
and "most radical" of
Israel's neighbors.
He expressed concern over the
of Islamic fundamentalism
and economic deterioration in the
region. On the hom front, he
reiterated that he intelids to abide
by the rotation-of-power agree-
ment with Likud, but mentioned
two conditions.
UNDER THE Labor-Likud
agreement, Peres must turn over
the office of Prime Minister to
Herut's Yitzhak Shamir next Oct.
13. But the failure of the recent
Herut convention to endorse
Shamir as party leader has raised
doubts about the rotation. The
agreement specifies that only
Shamir will be Peres' successor.
"Regarding rotation, I am firm
in my belief in implementing it,"
I'eres told reporters. He added,
however, that rotation would be
implemented if two conditions are
met progress toward peace and
a genuine healing of the country's
economic ills without preference
for one sector over another.
He said Labor Party figures
who have voiced opinions to the
contrary were expressing their
own personal views. The Party
has not yet taken an official stand.
I .lie. The'" has been pressure
'ii Peres from some Laborites to
cancel the rotatiaon agreement in
. iew of the bitter power Btrug
within Herut which caused its con
vention to break up in chaos.
"Israel must make an unceasing
effort" to search for peace with its
neighbors. He said that Israel has
offered King Hussein of .Ionian
immediate, direct peace negotia-
tions. But Hussein believed he
could bring the Palestine Libera-
tion Organizatioi nto the peaci
talks. Onl) latelj did he realize
that while he might not be able to
enter peace negotiations without
the PLO, he could no! do so with
the current PLO leadership. I'.
He said that both Syria and Iran
are making efforts to gain control
of Lebanon, the latter by pro
viding financial support to the ex-
tremist "Hezbollah" movement,
an organization that "has no pro-
blem in killing people, in murder-
ing people from all nations not
only ours, by the way," Peres
He said the current deployment
of the Israel Defense Force with
respect to Lebanon is the best
possible under present
THE IDF will withdraw from
the border security zone when
they (terrorists) stop sending car
bombs to attack our border,"
Peres said. He reiterated that
Israel has no design on Lebanese
territory or its water resources.
Its primary iterest is to protect
the northern border towns from
Peres observed that Israel's
"problems with Lebanon no
longer stem from relations bet-
ween Israel and Lebanon in and of
themselves, but are more the fruit
of the saM situation in Lebanon
itself." As long as tension con-
tinues in other parts of Lebanon,
the situation on the l>order will
not improve, he said.
Peres n aintained as he has on
many occasions in the past, that
Syria is the "mosl radical" of
Israel's neighbors and its Presi
dent. Hafez Assad, the most
radical Arab leader and "the most
serious in his radicalism." Never-
theless, lie suggested that Isi
refrain from polemics with Syria
Its policy should be "as little talk
as possible and as much alertness
as possible." he said. Assad con-
tinues to seek "strategic parity"
with Israel but "he still has a long
way to go," Peres added.
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Wamit Settlers Still Recall Evacuation With Bitterness
London ChronicU Syndicate
The 2.000 Israeli families
Lho were evacuated from
iThe Sinai in April, 1982 were
L.ckly forgotten. It was on-
lv six weeks later that the
ferae! Defense Forces em-
barked upon Operation
Ipeace for Galilee, and conse-
Iquently all eyes shifted their
Igaze from the south and
[were focused firmly on the
I north.
The national trauma caused by
I the abandonment of Yamit and
I the other Sinai settlements was
I soon eclipsed by the bloody hor-
I rors of Lebanon. However, for the
families who paid the price of evic-
Ition for the sake of the Camp
David accords and peace with
I Egypt, the memories of lives left
I ,n tatters still looms large.
WITH DEGREES of success
I and failure, the Sinai settlers have
I built new lives elsewhere, but all
I retain deep-rooted recollections of
I bitterness, frustration and
I anguish, and all recall the sands of
I Sinai with romanticized tales
I smack of mourners speaking
I fondlj missed relative
To r*- sure, the Sinai was en-
I ed with idyllic charms. But
I former residents of the land
I Egypt have elevated
I r former homes, conjuring up
I .;' the (larder, of Eden
1st the gently shifting sand-
There were more than 1.000
I families who lived in Ophira near
Snarm el-Sheikh and other
I aier settlements along the Red
,oast Yet it was the 600
families who lived in Yamit. in the
Rafiah Salient on the Mediterra-
I nean coast south of the Gaza
Strip, and the 400 families who in-
habited the surrounding 14 set-
tlements, who captured most of
I the headlines and came to sym-
I bohze the sacrifice that Israel had
made for peace.
IN PART, the relinquishing of
Yamit was left deeply engraved in
the Israeli psyche because the
rightwing "Stop the Withdrawal"
movement transported down
thousands of supporters and bar-
ricaded them in the town. But.
more significantly, the settlers in
the Yamit area embodied the
traditions of the Zionist pioneer-
ing spirit.
Most were Labor Party sup-
porters and had been promised by
I the Labor-led government of the
early 1970s that their corner of
the Sinai would never be return-
ed, even if a peace treaty was one
day signed with Egypt. In the
event, the more hawkish
Menachem Begin was prepared to
return their land.
The Yamit settlers felt as if
they had been stabbed in the back
by the Israeli government," ex-
plains David Nahmias, who until
1982 was director of the southern
region of the Jewish Agency's set-
tlement department. "I think
almost all of them have now got
over the trauma, but most remain
bitter and most are not satisfied
with their new lives."
Many become hostile when the
subject is merely mentioned and
several former Yamit settlers
stated in vehement language that
they do not grant interviews to
journalists. According to them,
journalists have helped to ruin
their lives through their probing
and prying and were currently
engaged in ruining the country.
towards the media probably stems
from the fact that $350 million
was dished out in compensation to
the 2.000 families who left Sinai in
1982. and Israeli investigative
journalists went on the rampage
exposing supposed excesses and
abuses in the money-awarded.
"Much of the media coverage of
Resisting evacuation in YamttJ^ttfns,.r^e/t saTufs of ^ Sinai with romanticized tabs
ZZpiim- Today. M of them recall Ae <** W.t.
' people get angry, but if you watch them
you will see how optimistic they are ...'
the compensation was unfair and
exaggerated." says Nahmias.
"The money replaced homes,
fields, businesses and stores, but
not the endeavor and dreams that
had gone into them.
"The compensation was fair,
but it should not have been given
in such large lump sums. People
suddenly felt they were nch and
wasted their money on expensive
holidays abroad and on videos and
Volvos. They started houses that
were bigger than they could af-
ford. Many ran out of money
before they could replace what
they had left behind, and others
invested unwisely, losing money
when the bank shares collapsed.
Nahmias estimates that 40 per-
cent of those who lived in the
Yamit region have stayed in the
area, moving to settlements in the
neighboring Besor and Kati
regions. A further 40 percent
have moved to settlements all
over Israel, while the remainder
have moved to cities around the
country, almost all of them hsving
lived in Yamit itself.
THERE IS virtually unanimous
scorn among the former Sinai
^u pmmt "You call this
SS^Sb Yahudit Sahflan.
SSeriy rffcor of the Yam.t
newspaper, Yamiton, and now-
one of 35 families from Yamit on
Moshav Dekel, some ten miles in-
land from their old homes, close to
the new border with Egypt. "Our
moshav is fenced in, border
patrols are always passing by, our
children are scared and we do not
trust the Egyptians."
Shaflan's husband, Yitzhak,
worked as an irrigation engineer
in Yamit. On Dekel, he has his
own land and greenhouses and
grows melons, eggplants and
vegetables for export during the
winter to Europe.
"With the exception of last
year says Yehudit Shaflan, "we
earned a good living. We remain
idealists, despite the poor way we
have been treated. The govern-
ment has not come up with the
funds it promised to develop the
area. The parks and cultural
facilities, banks and supermarkets
have not been built. Everybody
wants to develop the Galilee now
and we are low down on the list of
SHAFLAN, like all the former
Yamit settlers, is not prepared to
reveal how much money the fami-
ly received. She describes their
compensation as fair, though adds
that no amount of money can fully
make up tor *eir shattered
dreams, and she complains that
she has not been able to find full-
time employment as a journalist.
If the Shaflans have adhered to
the pioneering spirit, others have
not had the same energy. David
Karni moved down to Yamit in
1978 from Jerusalem with his
wife, Bertha. "I was offered a job
down there," he recalls, "and at
that time the notion of being
pioneers was attractive. But in
1982 we decided we were too old
to start all over again and so we
came back to Jerusalem."
Karni found work at the
Ministry of Housing and claims
that his compensation was just
enough to buy a similar site flat in
an outer suburb of Jerusalem. He
patronizingly explains why the
Camp David accords are doomed
to failure.
"I came to the Middle East from
Poland 45 years ago," he says, "so
after all this time in the region, I
understand the Arabs. You cannot
trust the Arabs. Some individuals
are pleasant and moderate, but
collectively you cannot trust
them, and you cannot trust their
political leadership. If big men like
the philosopher Martin Buber
talked to the Arabs and failed,
what chance do the rest of us
AN ALMOST lone voice in this
wilderness of mistrust comes from
the Keidar family. Ovadia and
Roni Keidar moved to Netiv
Ha'asara in Sinai in 1973 and
moved again to the new Netiv
Ha'asara at the northern tip of the
Gaza Strip in 1982. Of 57 families
on the original moshav, only 36
families moved to the new
Ovadia Keidar, who came to
Israel from Egypt in 1956, was
appointed agricultural attache to
the Israeli Embassy in Egypt and
now lives in Cairo with his
London-born wife, Roni, and their
five children. "At first we were
bitterly opposed to Camp David,"
Roni recalls. "Like all the people
'Some people got
greedy and
themselves .'
in the Yamit region, we thought
peace didn't stand, a chance. But
now that we've met so many
Egyptians and seen how genuine
and sincere they are at .out peace.
we've changed our mil
"I think that most of the people
here at Netiv Ha asara get
misrepresented by the press," she
observes. "By asking about the
past, people get angr> and mor-
bid, but if you watch those people
going about their everyday lives.
you will see how optimistic, en-
thusiastic and idealistic they re-
main, despite the painful events of
THE KEIDARS were satisfied
with their compensation, though
Roni Keidar complains that the
money was distributed in an
unhealthy way. "All that money
was dumped in our laps," she
remarks, "but we had had no
training in managing large
finances like that.
"Some people got greedy and
over-extended themselves. The
whole region is.dotted with the
shells of large homes that settlers
do not have the money to
While many settlers drifted into
financial difficulties, for others
employment has been the major
^problem. Chaim and Sarah Feifel
owned the general store in Yamit.
They were part of a group of 25
families from America who
emigrated to Israel together in
1975 to become Yamit's founding
families. Of those 25 families, only
three families remain in Israel.
The Feifels now live in Zichron
Ya'akov, near Haifa "We came to
live in Israel, not specifically in
Yamit." asserts Chaim Feifel. The
compensation we received was
enough to buy a good house, but
not enough to purchase a new
"By training I am a rehabilita-
tion counselor. I have a Master's
degree in rehabilitation counsel-
ing, but because I am over 50 and
was out of my profession for so
long, I have no chance of getting a
fulfilling job. I get by with odd
teaching jobs."
DESPITE THE complaints, the
former Sinai settlers have had to
face up to new realities. It is to
their credit that, beneath the
anger, bitterness and frustration
they fed towards the Israeli
government and towards Egypt,
there remains the energy and
drive to buiki new lives.
They have achieved this with
varying degrees of success, and
the ultimate success is that all
have resisted the temptation to
curl up indifferently into a corner.
They are annoyed, but at least
they have not become apathetic.
Time wfll *ell whether Camp '
David was worth it.

Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 4, 1986
Special Gifts Bestowed Upon
B'nai Torah Congregation
The B'nai Torah Congregation
will dedicate two new Torah
Scrolls on Friday evening, April
11. The scrolls have been donated
by Daniel Freed in memory of his
wife, Harriet.
Mr. Freed has also donated 300
of the new Conservative Move-
ment's prayer books, Siddur Sim
Shalom to the Congregation. The
prayer books have been in use by
the Congregation for the past
three weeks.
A 13-year resident of Boca
Raton, and a long-time member of
B'nai Torah, Mr. Freed said that
"In calling upon Rabbi Feldman, I
have gained much comfort from
him and I felt that as a member of
the Congregation, I wanted to do
something for this special
Synagogue." Mr. Freed also said
that the new prayer book will
enhance the cause of Conservative
Judaism. "Young people will be
able to comprehend more of the
Conservative service with this
prayer book. This Siddur brings
Jewish history up to date and
creates a great change for Conser-
vative Judaism."
Rabbi Theodore Feldman said,
"We at B'nai Torah feel a deep
sense of gratitude to Daniel Freed
for his generosity. We are proud
of these gifts and we are proud to
have him as member of this
Israel Bonds
Pittmans Chair Del-Aire Israel Bonds Event
Del-Aire residents have
dedicated and devoted neighbors
like Millie and Howard Pittman
who are mounting an Israel Bond
Campaign with a different flavor.
"The women are becoming involv-
ed with the sale of bonds. They are
decision-makers in family budgets
and should be included in reaching
out to neighbors," said the
Since moving to Del-Aire Millie
has become more active in all
areas of community involvement.
Through AIPAC, Federation.
Hadassah, and Bonds, Millie has
demonstrated a strong commit-
ment, opening her home so that
funds can be raised. But, her most
dedicated task was instilling a
sense of commitment in her
daughters who are extremely ac-
tive in their own northern com-
munites, an accomplishment for
which she is very proud.
Millie enjoys golf and cards and
' A
Howard and Millie Pittman
encourages Howard to fulfill his
commitment to the community
which has become practically a
full time job.
"If we are going to leave our
children anything, we must leave
them a strong Israel and a strong
Jewish community in the U.S.,"
said Howard. Between Israel
Bonds, UJA, AIPAC, and Delray
United Way. Howard is constant-
ly busy as a volunteer.
Howard retired in 1980 from
the home furnishings business in
New York, and now the Pittmans
are full time residents in Florida.
They have six children and eight
Howard, active in many
organizations in New York, serv-
ed as Director of his Temple,
President of American Jewish
Congress, President of his civic
association, and Chairman of
several UJA campaigns.
Here in Florida, Howard is Past
President of the Del-Aire Country
Club and currently serves as the
Chairman of Membership and
Community Relations.
Top Jewish Leaders Arrested in D.C.
Six national and regional
leaders of the American
Jewish Congress were ar-
rested last week as they
sang "Hatikvah" and other
songs in Hebrew at the gate
of the Soviet Embassy here.
Those arrested were:
Theodore Mann, who was just
reelected to his second two-year
term as president of the
AJCongress; Theodore Bikel. an
AJCongress senior vice president;
Jacqueline Levine. honorary
chairperson of the governing
council; and Henry Siegman, the
organization's executive director.
Also arrested were Steve Israel,
director of the Suffolk County of-
fice of the Long Island division,
and Martin Raffel, director of the
Pennsylvania region.
B'nai Mitzvah
On Saturday, March 29, Marc
Jay Altshuler, son of Marily and
Mortimer Altshuler, was called to
the Torah at Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
As an ongoing Temple project
he will be "Twinning" with Igor
Katsurd of the Soviet Union. Marc
is a seventh grade student at Pine
Crest School and attends the Tem-
ple Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in the
Simcha are his sister, Rikki and
brother, Scott, and great-
grandmother, Sylvia Brack of
Palm Beach. Mr. and Mrs.
Altshuler will host a Kiddush in
Marc's honor following Shabbat
morning services.
Michael Payne, grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. William Haffer, became
a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March
29 at Temple Sinai in Delray
The Bar Mitzvah read two por-
Marc Altshuler
tions of the Bible and recited the
appropriate blessings.
The demonstration took place
after the AJCongress ended its
national biennial convention, at-
tended by some 500 delegates at
the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
SOME 30-40 delegates
gathered a block-and-a-half from
the Embassy from where the six
were driven by car to the Em-
bassy. Police there had been
alerted in advance that they were
planning to break the law against
demonstrations within 500 feet of
an Embassy. The six AJCongress
leaders walked up to the Embassy
gate and began singing "We Shall
Overcome" and Hebrew songs in-
cluidng, "Hatikvah."
As they continued singing, they
were led away by police one by
one and placed in a patrol wagon
after being frisked and handcuff-
ed. They were released later on
$50 bail each, pending a hearing
Thursday morning.
"Our arrest today is an effort to
draw public notice once again to
the unremitting oppression of
Soviey Jews," the six who were
arrested said in a written state-
ment. "We know that our arrest
cannot mitigate the official abuse
to which Soviet Jews are dairy
subjected, but it is the least we
can do in an effort to break
through the anonymity of their
BIKEL TOLD reporters that
American Jews are "frustrated"
because after Anatory Sharansky
was released they had hoped it
was a sign that there would be an
The 61-year-old actor and folk
singer said it is hoped the arrests
will draw attention to the plight of
Soviet Jews. But he said those ar-
rested were also doing it for
themselves because they need to
feel that justice will be done.
(Left to right) Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Daniel Freed, and Con-
gregation President Shelton Jontiff.
Shabbat, 25 Adar II, 5746
Weekly Sidrah Shemini
(Parshat Hahodesh(
Candlelighting 6:19 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 7:29 p.m.
Religious Directory
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.
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.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
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.
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.
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.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hershman.
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
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 8:46 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.. Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5657. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
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 8:46 a.m.
Dairy Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.

Bernard Malamud Dead At Age 71
Inard Malamud, the Pulitzer Prize-
Iwinning American Jewish author,
Idied in his Manhattan apartment
IMarch 18 of what police described
[as natural causes. He was 71
[years old.
Malamud was the author of
| eight novels and four collections
|of short stories, which, critics
I noted, showed the influence of
I both the 19th Century Russian
I masters of fiction and the tradi-
tional Jewish story tellers.
Permeating many of his works
was the concept that human salva-
tion came from adherence to a
strict code of personal morality in
the face of life's overwhelming
despair and oppression.
His best known and most con-
Itroversial novel, "The Fixer"
(1966), was the story of a han-
dyman, Yakov Bok, falsely accus-
ed by Czarist officials of a ritual
I murder. The story drew very
loosely on the notorious Mendel
Beilis case of 1911-1913, which
ended in Beilis' acquittal.
In Malamud's book, Bok
emerges from the Kafkaesque
labyrinth of the degrading Czarist
penal system with his integrity in-
tact. He declares at the end of the
Bernard Malamud
novel that there is "no such thing
as an unpolitical man, especially a
Malamud won a Pulitzer Prize
as well as his second National
Book Award for "The Fixer," in
1967. His first NBA was for "The
Magic Barrel," a collection of
short stories, in 1958. Other
honors included election to the
National Institute of Arts and
Letters and the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Nehemiah Persoff
Continued from Page 1
survive. Millions more of an au-
dience than he had while he lived
will respond to his charm and
understanding of human beings
through translations and adapta-
tions of his work. Interpreters like
Nehemiah Persoff are performing
an indispensable role.
Aleichem's Yahrzeit
1'ersoff's Skolem Aleichem
comes to the Caldwell just a
month before the author's 70th
yahrzeit. On Saturday, May 13, he
died in a small apartment in a
bouse on Kelly Street, now a
forgotten nook in the vast
i<\ astation of the south Bronx.
In the last chapter of The World
Sholem Aleichem, Maurice
lei tells of the great welling
K'rief at the writer's death:
hours a group of Yiddish
A-ni, r stood guard while 15,000
i humble folk who loved
Aleichem's words tip-
>as1 his coffin. A hundred
thousand people lined
aa his funeral cortege
m its way to Mount Nebo
ry in Cypress Hills,
H.' had asked to have his
brought to his native
. but this was never
He is forever part of the
I this country. His epitaph
"Lei me be buried among
tne I.....r, that their graves may
shine on mine, and mine on
Bui to speak of Sholem
Aleichem, one of the great
humorists of world literature, in a
is inappropriate. When
the Yiddish humorist came to New
York in 1906, Mark Twain was in-
vited to a welcoming party in
Uer'a Grand Theatre. The
legend persists that Mark Twain
graciously opened the conversa-
tion with a gracious witticism: "I
understand that I am the
American Sholem Aleichem." Not
to be outdone, the Yiddish writer
quipped, "On the contrary, I am
called the Yiddish Mark Twain."
There was becoming modesty on
both sides.
If Sholem Aleichem is to be
remembered on his yahrzeit, it
should be by carrying out the re-
quest he made to members of his
family. "Don't say kaddish after
me. On my yahrzeit, gather and
read one of my stories, the one
that most finds favor with you."
In his own way, Nehemiah Per-
soff, by grace of the Caldwell
Theatre Company, will be faithful-
ly observing the great writer's
yahrzeit. and so will everyone who
comes to one of his performances.
Matinee performances at 2 p.m.
of Sholem Aleichem, starring
Nehemiah Persoff, will take place
the week of April 14 on Monday.
Tuesday. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are $15. Group
rates are available.
On Monday evening there will
be an additional performance at 8
p.m. Tickets for this evening, at
$25, will include a reception after
the show at the home of
Nehemiah's cousins. Dr. and Mrs.
Myron Persoff, at 6252 Patio
Drive in Boca Raton. Tickets to
this special performance are
For reservations call 368-7509
in Boca Raton; 462-5433 in
Broward; 832-2989 in Palm
The Caldwell Playhouse is
located at 286 North Federal
Highway, at the south end of the
Boca Raton Shopping Mall.
New Evidence
Continued from Page 1
rial staff to allow the
n Justice Department to ex^
;",n' ON in connection
" war crimes investigations it
"'ducting in this country.
; CORDING TO the Justice
;"-nt the UN never did
"*?' *e files available to U.S.
J"th''nties; nor did the UN accede
.'H-st for access made at the
gge time by the Hellenic Foun-
JWJ. an organization of Greek
Amo..... "'K*iiizauon oi ureek
2f"cans that was conducting
Meanwhile, in Vienna,
Waldheim continued to deny an
alleged Nazi past. He said claims
to the effect that he belonged to
the SA and Nazi student grows
stemmed from the fact that he
went horse-riding with a student
group that was later, without his
knowledge, absorbed into the SA.
This led Austrian Chancellor Fred
Sinowatz to tell a news conference
last week: "We take note of the
fact that Waldheim was never a
member of the SA. only his horse
Malamud was born April 26,
1914 in Brooklyn, the elder of two
sons of Max and Bertha Fidelman
Malamud, poor immigrants from
Czarist Russia who worked
16-hour days in their small
grocery store.
The author later described the
environment of his childhood as
Jewish though non-religious. Yid-
dish was spoken at home, and
some of his mother's family per-
formed on the Yiddish stage.
He graduated Erasmus Hall
High School, where he was the
editor of the school magazine, go-
ing on to receive a BA from City
College in 1936, and after stints
working in the family store, fac-
tories, and the census bureau
his MA from Columbia Unversity
in 1942.
Teaching English at night in his
old high school and others,
Malamud continued in his spare
time the short story writing he
had begun as a boy in the
backroom of his family's grocery
The rise of Nazism and
Stalinism, the coming of World
War II, and the Holocaust helped
Malamud decide what he wanted
to say as a writer and how he in-
terpreted his Jewishness. He
began reading Jewish history and
literature and later said, "I for
one believe that not enough has
been made of the destruction of
six million Jews. Somebody has to
cry, even if it's just a writer, 20
years later."
Following his first novel, "The
Natural" (1952), which is unique
among his works in its absence of
Jewish characters, Malamud
began writing fiction that showed
the strong influence of his Jewish
background and identification. In
a 1983 piece in The New York
Times Book Review, he said of his
early writing:
"... almost without understan-
ding why, I was thinking about my
father's immigrant life, how he
earned his meager living, and
what he paid for it, and about my
mother's, diminished by fear and
suffering ... I had them in mind
as I invented the characters who
became their fictional
"The Assistant" (1957) drew
heavily on the grocery story en-
vironment of Malamud's
childhood. The story is of a non-
Jewish youth who atones for his
robbery of an elderly Jewish
grocer, and later converts to
He was thinking of his father as
he began writing "The Assis-
tant," Malamud noted in The
Times article, and "felt I would
often be writing about Jews, in
celebration and expiation" for
marrying a non-Jewish woman,
Ann de Chiara, with whom he had
a son and a daughter.
"The Assistant" marked
Malamud's emergence as a major
writer of the American Jewish
novel. He has often been linked
with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth
in the triumvirate that has
dominated the genre.
Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 19
Local Club&
Organization News
Women's American ORT,
Delray Chapter will hold their
membership meeting, Tuesday,
April 15, 12:30 p.m. at Temple
Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. Newcomers welcome.
Women's American ORT,
Region Chapter will hold their
Donor luncheon, Sunday, April 6,
at Park Place Suite Hotel, Boca
Raton. Please respond immediate-
ly to Doris Glantz, 483-1803.
Women'* American ORT AH
Points Chapter will sponsor a
boat ride from Boynton Beach to
Pal's Captain's Table in Deerfield
for lunch, Sunday, April 13, 9:30
a.m.-4 p.m. $22.50 per person.
For information call Mona
B'nai B'rith Integrity Council
will install newly elected officers
at a luncheon at Boca Pointe
Country Club, Boca, Sunday,
April 13, at noon. Randee Lefkow,
member of Southcoastal Regional
Board will be the installing of-
ficer. Members and guests are in-
vited. For information call
B'nai B'rith Safed Unit No.
5288 will hold their next meeting,
Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. at Pines
of Boca Barwood Recreation
Center, 23380 Barwood Lane
South. Their guest speaker will be
Dr. Milton Greenberg, lecturer
.d psychologist. He will speak on
at the
members ana guests are urged to
Free Sons of Israel, Delray
Lodge No. 224 will hold their next
meeting, Monday, April 7, 7 p.m.
at Anshei Emuna Synagogue,
16189 Carter Rd., Delray. Albert
E. Ostrick will be their guest
speaker. Tickets for their dinner
show, Sunday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
may be obtained from Betty
Siegel or Louise Kahn.
Hadaasah Zipporah
will hold their next
Wednesday, April 9
Horizons Club House, Boca Lago,
10 a.m.-noon. All guests are in-
vited. For information, call
482-7549 or 482-7179. This is a
new chapter forming in the West
Boca Area. Meetings will be the
second Wednesday of every
Hadaaaah Ben Gurion Chapter
will hold their Donor luncheon,
Wednesday, April 16 at Boca
Pointe. Live entertainment. Their
monthly meeting will be held,
Thursday, April 17, 12:30 p.m. at
Temple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray. A fashion show and
"AMIT" BeeraheTa Chapter
will hold their next meeting,
Wednesday, April 9, 12:30 p.m. at
American Savings Bank, Delray.
Blanche Herzlich will review the
book, North and South by John
Jakes. Refreshments will be
Psychology of Anti-Semitism. All
! In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
p.m. of Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Temple Beth Shalom
Sisterhood, Century Village
West will hold their next meeting
Monday, April 14, in the Ad-
ministration Building, 10:30 a.m.
This will be a general meeting in-
stead of a Board meeting due to
the Passover Holidays. A surprise
program will be presented and
refreshments will be served. Make
your reservations now for the
Temple Seders at the Clubhouse
Party Room by calling 483-5557.
For Passover week at the
Barcelona Hotel in Miami, call
Hilda 483-0424. The monthly
luncheon-card party continue on
the first Monday of the month.
Call Ann 483-4964 or Belle
482-5177 for information and
The National Commander of the
Jewish War Veterans of the
United States, Harvey Friedman,
will be a guest speaker at the Sab-
bath evening service April 4, 8:15
Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach.
In addition, the Commander of
the Delray Beach Post No. 266.
Murray Hymowitz, will take part
in the proceedings with other Post
leaders, including leaders of the
Ladies' Auxiliary of the JWY,
which is the nation's first
Veteran's Association.
Elaine Shapiro, a Cantor, will
lead the ritual along with Rabbi
Samuel M. Silver.

Nina Katzir Dies
Nina Katzir, wife of Israel's fourth President Ephraim Kat-
zir, died in mid-March after a prolonged illness. She had l>een
hospitalized in Tel-Hashomer.
The former first lady was an English teacher for many years in
Jerusalem and Rehovot. She was a recognized figure in education
for the development of innovative teaching methods.
As first lady in Israel, Mrs. Katzir was active in youth affairs
and under her direction, an annual Children's Week was initiated
in Israel.
Aura Herzog, wife of President Chaim Herzog announced last
week, that this year's Children's Week would be a tribute to Nina
Jack. 67. of Delray Reach, wu originally
from New York He is survived by his wife
Phyllis. (Cuuerman-Warheit Memorial
Sidney. 78. of Kings Point. Delray Beach.
was originally from New York. He is surviv
ed by his wife Ruth, daughter Joyce Silver
man; brothers Ernest and William and two
grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial
Wilfred. 71. of Kings Point. Delray Beach.
was originally from Massachusetts. He i-
survived by his wife Frances, son Barry,
step-sons Alan J. Click and Stuart M. Click
brother Eii and two trrandchildren (Beth
Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
Sam W., 71, of Boca Raton, was originally
from Ohio. He is survived by his wife Dora,
son David; sisters Shirley and Rose and t w.
grandchildren. (Cutterman Warn. I
Memorial Chapel)
Rita, 62. of Coco Woods Lakes, Delra\
Beach, was originally from New York. She
is survived by her husband Jerome;
daughter* Susan Levey; sisters Ruth
Skolnick. Estelle Hoffman; Mildred Palker;
and four grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
Matthew, 72. of Century Village. Boca
Raton, was originally from Pennayh/ania
He is survived by his wife Thelma.
(Gutterman Warhett Memorial Chapel)

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