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Volume 8 Number 33
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, October 17,1986
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Elderly man at the Western Wall holding the four species.
On Sukkoth
'You Shall Live In
Booths Seven Days'
By DVORA WAYSMAN
The long Israeli summer
draws to a close. The crops
are gathered, the fruit
ripens and is harvested. It is
the Hebrew month of Tishri
and the 15th day is the
Festival of the Ingathering.
It is also known as the
Festival of Booths: "You
shall live in booths seven
days; all that are Israelite
born shall dwell in booths;
that your generations may
know that I made the
children of Israel to dwell in
booths, when I brought
them out of the land of
Egypt..." (Lev. 23:42-43).
The sukkah, or booth, com-
memorates the journey from
Egypt to the Promised Land,
when the Israelites were wander-
ing in the wilderness. The month
of Tishri was the season when
almost all the pasturage in the
Sinai desert had disappeared, and
the water pools were dry, so they
would gather the flocks and move
to a desert oasis of date palms,
where water abounded. Even to-
day Israel's nomads, the Bedouin,
gather at oases at this time of the
year. The dates which have red-
dened and ripened are harvested
and spread in the sun to dry, and
date honey is made by squeezing
out the thick, sweet juice.
WE ARE TOLD in the Book of
Continued on Page 11
His Last Hurrah?
Not At AllReagan
Iceland Aftermath:
Dashed Peace Hopes
Human Rights 2-
Jewish Leaders ... 10-
WASHINGTON Presi-
dent Reagan told the nation
Monday night, just 24 hours
after returning home from
Reykjavik for two-day
meeting with the Soviet
Union's Mikhail Gorbachev,
that "we made progress in
Iceland."
In addition, he said over nation-
wide television that he was
prepared to "pick up where we
left off," and that he remained op-
timistic about reaching an arms
agreement with the Soviets.
Nevertheless, the meeting in
Reykjavik ended with both
Reagan and Gorbachev standing
glumly before departing from
their collapsed talks during which,
ostensibly, the two leaders came
breathtakingly close to agreement
on a variety of arms control pro-
posals. It was clear that Mr.
Reagan never anticipated this as
he repeated several times to aides
during breathers, "This wasn't
supposed to be a negotiation
session."
COLLAPSED WITH the talks,
at least for the moment, were
hopes voiced by American Jewish
community leaders in the cause of
advancing a more salutary Soviet
position on human rights.
In his address to the nation, Mr.
Reagan declared that "I also
made it plain, once again, that an
improvement of the human condi-
tion within the Soviet Union is in-
dispensable for an improvement
in bilateral relations...
"We Americans place far less
weight upon the words that are
spoken .. than upon the deeds
that follow. When it comes to
human rights and judging Soviet
intentions, we are all from
Missouri: You have got to show
us."
THE STICKING point between
the two teams was the President's
commitment to his Strategic
Defense Initiative, or Star Wars,
as it is popularly known. Despite
what appeared to be far-reaching
Continued on Page 8
Mikhail Gorbachev
President Reagan
Jews For Judaism
They Fear Increasing
Mission Work in Israel
By LAWRENCE LEVEY
JERUSALEM Due to what is
decribed as "an intensified pat-
tern of missionary activity within
the Jewish State," Jews for
Judaism has announced that it is
opening a branch office in
Jerusalem.
Jews for Judaism, a countermis-
sionary and Jewish outreach
organization nich worked to
monitor and combat deceptive
Christian missionary efforts, cur-
rently has offices in Baltimore,
Los Angeles and Harrisburg, Pa.
THE JERUSALEM facility,
scheduled to open in November,
will be headed by Rabbi Motty
Berger, a graduate of Ner Israel
Rabbinical College and an interna-
tionally renowned expert on mis-
sionary and cult movements.
"Despite official Israeli Govern-
ment denials, our intelligence
sources reveal that a large variety
of fundamentalist missionary
groups are expanding their decep-
tive conversionary efforts
throughout Israel," asserted Rab-
bi Berger. In support of this claim.
Rabbi Berger cited the following:
An attempt by Oral Roberts
University to infiltrate 38 Israeli
Kibbutzim with 180 carefully
trained missionaries (code named
Continued on Page 9
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French Wine and Dine Peres in Renewed Warmth
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) -
Premier Shimon Peres end-
ed a 36-hour visit to Paris
last Thursday night, his last
overseas trip as the leader
of Israel's government.
He was given what was describ-
ed as a "royal send-off' at the air-
port, reflecting the new warmth
in Franco-Israeli relations and a
nostalgic reminder of the two
countries' collaboration in the
Suez Campaign 30 years ago.
PEBES CAME here to in-
augurate the Ben-Gurion Centen-
nial Year celebrations in France,
which he did at a Versailles Palace
celebration before his departure.
But the focus of his visit was inter-
national terrorism and how to
fight it. He discussed the matter
with President Fra >is
Mitterrand.
The subject dominated his
90-minute talk with Premier Jac-
ques Chirac last Wednesday night
(Oct. 8). It followed a special ses-
sion of the French Parliament on
terrorism at which most speakers
urged France to emulate Israel's
methods of combatting terrorists.
Nine people have been killed and
200 wounded in a series of ter-
Continued on Page 11


Page 2 The Jewiah Floridian of South County/Friday, October 17, 1986
Collapsed Iceland Talks
Mean Human Rights
Put on Back Burner
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Secretary of State
George Shultz stressed last
Wednesday (Oct. 8) that the
Soviet Union would be told
in Iceland over the weekend
that there can be improve-
ment in relations with the
United States only if the
USSR improves its human
rights conditions, including
increasing emigration for
Soviet Jews.
"They need to know there can
be no lasting improvement in our
relations as long as Soviet citizens
are deprived of the right to speak
freely, freedom of worship and to
live where they please," Shultz
told some 400 Jewish leaders at-
tending a National Leadership
Assembly for Soviet Jewry.
THE DAY-LONG assembly was
sponsored by the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ),
the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organiza-
tions and the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory
Council (NJCRAC). Also
cooperating in the event were the
Coalition to Free Soviet Jews, the
Council of Jewish Federations and
the Synagogue Council of
America.
AFTER THE speech by Shultz
at the State Department, the
Jewish leaders went to Capitol
Hill for another meeting attended
by members of Congress and then
participated in a prayer vigil in
Lafayette Park, across from the
White House.
Shultz said that when President
Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev met in Reykjavik,
Iceland, the Soviets must be made
to understand that progress in the
issues discussed, including arms
control, are tied to human rights.
The Secretary said that when
Reagan has an issue that is impor-
tant to him like human rights, "he
looks you in the eye and tells you
what he thinks, and I'm sure he's
going to do that" in Iceland.
Shultz added that Gorbachev and
his coUagues would hear about
human rights, including the
Soviet Jewry issue, from "the
President and me and others."
HOWEVER, Shultz said on an
ABC television interview last
Wednesday that the U.S. would
not refuse to sign an arms control
agreement with the Soviets if
there were no progress on human
rights. "We're not making any
firm and formal linkage" between
$ arms control and human rights
2 improvement, "but these various
m areas of our relationship are inter-
0_______________________________________________
related," Shultz said in response
to questions.
He added, "It is essential if
we're going to have a really de-
cent and constructive relationship
with the Soviet Union that we
make progress in this area"
(human rights), but "that doesn't
mean telling them they have to
change their system. They aren't
going to do that, and we have no
right to do that."
On the eve of their departure
for Reykjavik, both Reagan and
Shultz stressed the importance of
human rights for the meeting in
Iceland, as well as the official
summit in the United States that
is expected to follow.
REAGAN STRONGLY stress-
ed this point when he wecomed
Yuri Orlov, the Soviet human
rights leader, to the White House
last Tuesday. "I will make it amp-
ly clear to Mr. Gorbachev that
unless there is real Soviet move-
ment on human rights, we will not
have the kind of political at-
mosphere necessary to make
lasting progress in other issues,"
Reagan said.
Morris Abram, chairman of both
the NCSJ and the Presidents Con-
ference, in introducing Shultz,
said that the Secretary told a
group of Jewish leaders recently
that while he always has the issue
of Soviet Jewry in his mind, he
wants Jewish groups to keep giv-
ing "me the needle."
Shultz said that while he
believes in private diplomacy, the
pressure of the organized Jewish
community and others "is
something I can point to" in talks
with the Soviets.
"Your presence is a demonstra-
tion that we not only hold and care
about our values, but that we are
willing to extend ourselves, go out
of our way and work ... to do
everything we can to do
something about it," Shultz said.
He said the issue of Soviet Jewry
and human rights in general, is
not just "bipartisan," but
"universal."
SHULTZ SAID that despite all
the efforts, the situation is "grim
with emigration for the first nine
months totaling only 631 Jews. He
said if this continues only 1,000
Jews would have left the USSR in
1986.
When he met with Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze at the State
Department in September, Shultz
said he showed him a chart
prepared by the NCSJ which gave
a breakdown month-by-month of
the emigration figures, which did
not have to be translated into
Russian.
Shultz said that when Shevard-
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Some 1,500 representatives of the United
Jewish Appeal march to Jerusalem'* Western communities in the US. They were addnmA
Wall together with residents of Project b\I Prime Minuter,Shimon Peres The rmr]
Renewal neighborhoods that are twinned with chers slogan is One people, one destiny."
nadze replied that the Jews who
wanted to leave had left, he
presented him with documents
from the NCSJ showing that some
400,000 had applied for exit visas.
Shultz said the NCSJ was supply-
ing another chart for the Iceland
meeting.
Abram said Shultz was also
given a list of all the Jewish
Prisoners of Conscience in the
Soviet Union, and National
Security Adviser John Poindexter
was given a list of 18,000
refuseniks.
SHULTZ STRESSED that the
human rights issue is not an inter-
nal issue but a matter of the
Soviet Union living up to the in-
ternational obligations it agreed
to when it signed the Helsinki
Final Act and other international
agreements. "They signed them.n
he said.
He said the Soviet Union 1
made some "high-prof
gestures," but this is not i
They must be shown they
"high price" for not improru
human rights conditions,
stressed. "We need to keep si
ing that we care, that we realljj
care," Shultz declared.
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NEW YORK (JTA) -
Inessa and Victor Flerov
were detained for two hours
by the KGB in Moscow last
Wednesday (Oct. 8) as they
demonstrated in front of the
Communist Party Central
Committee headquarters, it
was reported by the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
At the time, they were
holding up a sign that read
"Families Should Not Be
Separated."
Victor Flerov has been on a
hunger strike for two weeks pro-
testing Soviet officials' refusal to
allow him to leave for Israel with
his wife and two daughters. Soviet
officials refuse to allow him to
leave because they claim that he
has not received a waiver of finan-
cial obligation from his father,
with whom he has not been in con-
tact for a long time.
INESSA FLEROVA has been
waiting since February for per-
mission to go to Israel to try to
donate bone marrow to her grave-
ly ill brother Michael Shirman,
whose myeloid leukemia can
possibly be treated by a bone mar-
row transplant from near kin. His
mother, Evgenia, who im-
migrated with him to Iarael six
years ago, tested incompatible as
a marrow donor.
Flerova finally received an exit
visa in August, along with her
daughters, after herself going on
a hunger strike and with the in-
tervention of several American of-
ficials and doctors.
Meanwhile, Shirman and 14
other Israelis left last Wednesday
night for Reykjavik, Iceland, and
arrived there last Thursday after-
noon to participate along with a
group of American Soviet Jewry
activists in a demonstration on the
eve of the summit meeting bet-
ween President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Israeli group's trip was spon-
sored by the Soviet Jewry Public
Information Center in Jerusalem.
ONE OF the members of the
Israeli group was a doctor to at-
tend to Shirman s possible needs.
Myeloid leukemia leaves its vic-
tims ambulatory until the very
end of the disease.
Others reportedly in the group
are liana Fridman, sister of
refusenik Ida Nudel: Vladimir
Brodsky, recently released former|
refusenik; Rabbi Benjamin
Leyman; Zaloyga Glossman,
former refusenik persecuted I
promoting Hebrew-languagel
education in the USSR; andl
Chaim Margoles, a relative of i|
refusenik.
Organizations
HADASSAH
Avtva Chapter
To Honor Lee Newman
Lee Newman will be this year's
honoree from the Aviva Chapter
of Hadassah on behalf of State of
Israel Bonds at a luncheon on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m.,
at the Royce Hotel, West Palm
Beach. Guest speaker will be Alice
Peerce, wife of the late tenor Jan
Peerce.
Lee has been an active member
of Hadassah for.50 years and has
served in many capacities with the
aim always to raise funds for the
betterment of Israel through
Israel Bonds and the UJA. During
her four terms as President of the
North Bergen, N.J. Chapter of
Hadassah, Lee succeeded in rais-
ing funds to endow a room at the
Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus,
Jerusalem. Lee also served as
Treasurer in Trenton, N.J., fa
seven years and has been will
Aviva Hadassah for the past 101
years and is currently serving ai|
Treasurer.
Couvert for the luncheon i|
$12.50 per person. Please reserve
by Oct. 24, by calling Gertrude at j
994-1845.
Aviva Chapter of Boca IUw|
will hold its October meeting M
p.m. at Patch Reef Pwk|
Clubhouse on Oct. 22.
Anne Kaplan will recap her trip I
to Israel which included three
weeks Elderhostel. Preside"
Sanborn will report on w\
Hadassah Convention which w
held in Miami in late August.
Cake and coffee will be served.
Attention: Organizations
& Synagogues
Please forward all news releases and per-
sonal items to the
Jewish Floridian of South County
Main Office
P.O. Box 012973
Miami, Florida 33101
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Elie Wiesel

Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Wins 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway The
1986 Nobel Peace Prize has
gone to Elie Wiesel, a sur-
vivor of the Nazi Holocaust
and a pioneer in human
rights efforts, the Nobel
committee announced
Monday.
In making the announce-
ment, the committee
declared that "Wiesel is a
messenger to mankind; his
message is one of peace,
atonement and human
dignity. His belief that the
forces fighting evil in the
world can be victorious is a
hard-won belief.
"His message is based on his
own personal experience of total
Elie Wiesel
Two Jewish Researchers Given
'86 Nobel Prize for Medicine
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -
Two Jewish researchers,
one an American and the
other Italian, won the Nobel
Prize in medicine here
Monday.
Dr. Stanley Cohen, 63, of
the Vanderbilt University
Medical Center, and Dr.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, 77, of
the Institute of Cell Biology
in Rome, were named co-
winners of a $290,000 prize.
The Nobel Assembly of
Stockholm's Karolinska Institute
said their research dates back to
the 1960s, and that it "may in-
crease our understanding of many
disease states," including
Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
The research of the two scien-
tists centers on growth factors,
which has increased understan-
ding of how individual cells
develop into complex organ
systems.
Levi-Montalcini carried out ex-
periments in her bedroom while
hiding from the Nazis during
World War II. Previously, she had
been forced to quit her university
post in Turin, where she grew up.
Cohen suffered from polio as a
child, and he still walks with a
limp today.
It was at Washington Universi-
ty in St. Louis that Levi-
Montalcini first met Cohen, and
the two worked together for
seven years after that in the
1950s. In the beginning, their
research in cell development was
greeted skeptically.
But during the 1970s, the role of
growth factors became increas-
ingly accepted and led to better
understanding of the basis for
cancer and degenerative diseases
of the brain.
Kerstin Hall, a member of the
Nobel committee, declared that
the reason for honoring the two
scientists so many years after
their discoveries is that "only in
the last 10 years or so has the
meaning of their results been
investigated."
humiliation and of the utter con-
tempt for humanity shown in
Hitler's death camps. The
message is in the form of a
testimony, repeated and deepened
through the works of a great
author."
THE NOBEL citation con-
tinues: "Wiesel's commitment,
which originated in the sufferings
of the Jewish people, has been
widened to embrace all repressed
peoples and races."
The Nobel Prize to Wiesel car-
ries a cash award worth $290,000.
Wiesel had been proposed several
times for the peace prize by
previous winners and numerous
groups of national legislators, in-
cluding one from the West Ger-
man Bundestag.
Wiesel, now 58, has written ex-
tensively about his concentration
camp experiences during World
War II. His subject matter has
also turned to themes involving
the plight of the Jews in the
Soviet Union, as well as other
human rights issues.
A RESIDENT of New York Ci-
ty, he holds a professorship at
Boston University. Among his
numerous literary and human
rights awards is the U.S. Congres-
sional Gold Medal of Achievement
for Wiesel's work as chairman of
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Council.
Wiesel was born in Signet in
what is now Rumania. In 1944,
the Nazis ordered the deportation
of the city's 15.000 Jews and the
Wiesel family was shipped to
Auschwitz concentration camp in
Poland, where his mother and
youngest sister were killed.
It was not until after the war
that he learned that two of his
older sisters had survived. By
then, Wiesel himself had also sur-
vived his father, with whom he
was sent to Buchenwald in 1945.
a concentration camp in Germany,
where his father died shortly
thereafter.
After Buchenwald was liberated
on April 11, 1945, he refused to
Israel Bond Reinvestment Sunday Nov. 2
Synagogues in strategic loca-
tions in South County will serve as
headquarters for the Israel Bond
Reinvestment Sunday campaign
on Nov. 2, when friends who
bought Israel Bonds in late 1971
and 1972 may redeem their
securities as much as 14 months
before maturity.
Howard Pittman, General
Chairman of the Israel Bond cam-
paign in South County, pointed
out that these 15-year bonds are
normally due to mature next year.
"The State of Israel," he said,
"is offering up to 14 months of ad-
vanced interest to the registered
owner of the Bonds providing
funds are added and the Bonds
are reinvested immediately."
He continued: "More than nine
congregations in our community
support the Israeli Bond program
to mobilize investment capital for
Israel's economic development
each eyar. That is why we have
chosen the synagogues as the best
locations for Reinvestment Sun-
day. Israel Bond volunteers and
members of the local Israel Bond
staff will thus be able to accom-
modate bondholders dose to their
homes."
Pittman added, "There are
many people in our community
who hold Bonds which have
already matured. These securities
do not increase in value beyond
the maturity date. We urge these
friends of Israel to redeem these
matured bonds and to reinvest in
new bonds. Neither the State of
Israel nor the Bond owner receive
any benefit from matured Bonds
sitting in a safe deposit box."
Bond owners who cannot visit a
synagogue in their neighborhood
on Reinvestment Sunday can call
the Israel Bond Office: 368-9221
for information and forms for
reinvestment.
Synagogue where Bondholders
can effect early reinvestment are
as follows:
TEMPLE EMETH 498-3536,
5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach, FL 33431; TEMPLE
BETH EL 391-8900, 333 SW 4th
Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432 and
for residents of Century Village
Temple Beth Shalom.
Don't Miss Alice K. Peerce
Mrs. Jan Peerce, Chairman of
the Board of Governors of the
Israel Bond Organization, will be
the dynamic guest speaker of the
annual Hadassah Luncheon on
Oct. 29 on behalf of the State of
Israel Bond campaign.
Also active in a variety of
Jewish causes, Mrs. Peerce is na-
tional honorary chairman of the
Friends of Refugees of Eastern
Europe and a member of the
Board of the America-Israel
Cultural Foundation. She has
served on the board of the
Westchester Philharmonic and
was a member of the Mayor's
Committee for the first inter-
racial program in New Rochelle,
N.Y.
Mrs. Peerce received the
American Jewish Congress'
Louise Waterman Wise Award in
1968 for her service to Israel. In
1974, she was honored at the In-
ternational Leadership Con-
ference of Israel Bonds and was
presented with Israel's 25th An-
Alice K. Peerce
1
niversary commemorative medal
by the National Women's Division
of Bonds. She was named Woman
of the Year for Jewish Education
in 1978 and in 1979.
For reservations, contact the
local Hadassah Chapters or the
Israel Bond Office in Boca Raton
at 368-9221 or Palm Beach at
686-8611.
(JTA/WZN Newi Photo)
Outgoing Interior Minister YosefBurg talks to reporters shortly
after announcing his retirement as of Oct. 6. Burg wined the
cabinet in 1951 as Minister of Health, and was the present*
cabinet's oldest and longest serving member.
return to Eastern Europe and set-
tled in France instead, where he
studied at the Sorbonne. In 1948,
he traveled to Israel as a jour-
nalist to cover the establishment
of the State of Israel for a French
newspaper. Four years later, he
became Paris correspondent for
Yediot Achronot. He applied for
U.S. citizenship in 1956.
First Exec Named
ALBANY, N.Y. (JTA) -
Norman Schimelman has become
the first executive director of the
United Jewish Federation of Nor-
theastern New York. This federa-
tion is the consolidation of the
former individual federations of
Albany and Schenectady, N.Y.
Religious Directory
B'NAI TOKAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 394-5732. President: Dr. Israel Bruk. Services Friday
evening6:45 p.m. Shabbat morning 9:00 a.m. Mincha-Maariv 7:30
p.m. For additional information call above number or 393-6730.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
CONGREGATION BETH AMI
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Jewish Federation, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton;
Friday evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Cantor
Norman Swerling. Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214,
Boca Raton, FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
CONGREGATIONI TORAH OHR
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharaer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Rabbi Morris Silberman.
Cantor Louis Herahman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.,
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 17, 1986
Negotiations Weren't
On Reagan's Agenda
As Americans, we are sad that the two
days of talks in Reykjavik between Presi-
dent Reagan and the Soviet Union's Mikhail
Gorbachev ended in collapse without seem-
ing progress. As American Jews, we are sad
that the President's statements to Mr. Gor-
bachev on human rights violations in his
country and elsewhere in the world must for
the moment languish with the rest of the
near-achievements at Reykjavik despite the
President's promise to the nation Monday
night that all is not lost.
In fact, Mr. Reagan told us, everything
that occurred in Iceland is merely on hold
for the moment. And there is a general
sense that perhaps he feels this is a good
thing, too. After all, he had complained to
aides in Iceland, Mr. Gorbachev's pressure
there was producing what seemed uke alar-
ming progress at an alarmingly rapid rate.
Nothing in the Gorbachev arsenal had a ge-
nuine sense of reality about it.
Said the President, a Miami Herald
Washington Bureau reports, "This wasn't
supposed to be a negotiation session"
anyway.
Soviet Words Say Little
Indeed, that is what the President had
been saying all along on the eve of this two-
day, much advertised venture. He had been
saying it in order to dampen what he saw as
unfounded hopes of possible progress there.
He had, from the beginning, cautioned that
Reykjavik would merely be a "base camp"
for a future summit.
But Mr. Gorbachev was busily telling the
other part of the world just the opposite, and
it is not beyond the realm of possibility that
the President sensed something off balance
in the compelling haste of the Gorbachev
stance.
It is precisely this compelling haste in the
Soviet leader that frustrated him so sharply
as the President time and again refused to
set aside his Strategic Defense Initiative no
matter how high the Soviet ante climbed.
Whether it is that the Russians already have
an SDI system of their own and want no
competition, or whether it is that Mr. Gor-
bachev recognizes that his country is not in
any position now to match the vast
American outlays for SDI research the
fact is that SDI became the sticking point on
which the Gorbachev disarmament pro-
posals, breathtakingly sweeping on their
face, foundered.
We are not prepared to say, as others have
already done, that Mr. Reagan wanted it all,
or nothing at all, at Reykjavik, and that he
should have heeded the new Soviet moment
of cooperation. We are sympathetic when
the President charges that the Soviets may
talk about things, disarmament included,
but they manage after the talk not to act,
and so why should the collapsed talks disap-
point us anyway?
Rethinking SDI
Human rights were included among these
things too. It was on this issue that Mr.
Reagan observed: "We Americans place far
less weight upon the words that are spoken
... than upon the deeds that follow." In
short, "that an improvement of the human
condition within the Soviet Union is in-
dispensable for an improvement in bilateral
relations."
Clearly, the President has a "knack" with
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the Russians. He seems to carry the ball on
their court better than most of his
predecessors. In this sense, at Reykjavik, he
said of the Gorbachev proposals, laudable
though they seemed, Let's not rush here.
What about human rights first? And what
about our need to be certain that this time
you're not kidding that you intend to
mean what you propose?
Perhaps in retrospect we may discover
that this was not such a bad postponement.
As for SDI, although Mr. Reagan is adamant
on the issue, we might just as well echo Mr.
Gorbachev's advice to the President and to
the American people when he saw with
dismay the collapse of the Iceland talks:
Think about it some more.
Three Nobel Jews
Jews are known as the People of the
Book. During this High Holy Day period, we
are constantly reminded of the presence of
our scriptural heritage at the core of our
prayers.
It was all the more apt, therefore, to
observe with a special sort of pleasure the
announcements of the Nobel Prize commit-
tees in Stockholm and Oslo Monday that
three distinguished Jews had been chosen
for these prestigious awards.
Two of them, Dr. Stanley Cohen of the
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and
Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini of the Institute of
Cell Biology in Rome, were named to share
the 1986 Nobel Prize for their medical
research in the 1950s.
The third, Elie Wiesel found his life in the
cause of rememberim| the Holocaust and in
pursuing human rights for Jews in the
Soviet Union and elsewhere crowned by the
award to him of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
This trio, from widely-flung parts of the
world, pursued and still pursue the
Word, knowledge and sensibility, perhaps
differently from those sacred Scriptures
Arab Agenda
which have bound us together as a people for
all these millenia. But theirs is nevertheless
a Word in the cause of human betterment
and in the cause of good works for the eleva-
tion of us all, whether expressed in terms of
science or of literature. That is, after all
what the People of the Book have always
pursued. Drs. Cohen and Levi-Montalcini in
their medical research and Elie Wiesel in the
mystical poetry of his imagination speak for
an improved mankind in an imperfect world
that would discourage lesser minds than
theirs.
It is the vision of prophesy that fires this
trio the same vision that fed the pas-
sionate utterances of our biblical forebears.
In recognizing the vision and the flame in
them, the Nobel committee also recognize
the unique Jewish spirit that will not die no
matter what those who seek to torment us
may say or do. No matter what those who
tormented Wiesel in the concentration
camps and Levi-Montalcini in her bedroom
hideaway from the Nazis in Turin, Italy did
to them.
It Hasn't Changed from the Beginning
Friday, October 17, 1986
Volume 8
14 TISHRI 5747
Number 33
By STEPHEN SILBERFARB
Recent commentaries and
news reports would have us
believe that Palestinian
frustration with Israeli oc-
cupation is the cause of
Palestinian terrorism. We
have heard the "root cause"
of Arab terrorism is Israel's
refusal to recognize the
PLO and accept an indepen-
dent Palestinian state on its
borders. But let's look at the
facts.
The day-to-day existence of
Israel's acquired Arab population
is not ideal, although far better
than it was during Jordanian con-
trol and likewise for Jewish
populations in Arab lands. Israel
has little choice but to maintain a
strong military presence.
ACCORDING to a recent
survey conducted by Al Fajr, an
Arab East Jerusalem daily, 88
percent of those surveyed approv-
ed of Arab terrorist acts such as
the killing of 32 Israelis during a
1978 bus hijacking, and 81 percent
applauded the 1983 car-bombing
that killed 241 U.S. Marines.
Equally worrisome, nearly 80
percent view the establishment of
a Palestinian state as only an in-
terim step toward full control of
all of what is now Israel.
These numbers do not merely
reflect Arab frustration with
Israeli occupation. These numbers
mirror long-held arab views op-
posing Israel's very existence and
the presence of Jews in Palestine.
Views that caused the bloody riots
of 1920, 1929 and 1936, the wars
of 1948, 1956 and 1967 and
thousands of acts of terror.
The anti-Israel
sentiment that stoked
the flames of Arab
hatred prior to 1967
still rages, although
both tempered and
fanned by Egypt's lone
and uncertain foray.
The frontal assault has,
for the time being,
proven ineffective.
Terrorism has replaced
it.
Yet some claim that Arab
hostility toward Israel commenc-
ed with the Israeli capture of the
West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967
and the resulting creation of an
occupied population.
NOTHING COULD be more
false. Palestinian terrorism is not
the result of the absence of a
peace process. It is, in fact, the
cause of such breakdowns. The
group of radical, rejectionist
Arabs have never been stronger.
They forced Jordan's King Hus-
sein to take a backseat to the
PLO, and now hold the Palesti-
nian cause hostage to their anti-
Israel and anti-West agenda by
opposing all who seek peace.
Any Arab leader who publicly
expresses interest in negotiations
with Israel is immediately an
assassination target for his fellow-
Arabs. Terrorism is the instru-
ment of those who oppose peace
and is aimed as often against
Arabs as against Jews.
Ironically the At-Fajr survey
strongly suggests that most
Palestinians endorse this stance,
and see themselves and their
cause furthered not betrayed -
by acts of terror.
ISRAEL'S predicament leaves
it with very little room for error.
Unlike its foes, Israel cannot lose
a battle nor afford perpetual war.
The bottom line: Israel must live.
But the fight waged by terrorist
organizations in the form of in-
discriminate attacks against
defenseless civilians is not a fight
to change the results of the Six-
Day War, or express a desire for
peace. If that were the case they
would take Anwar Sadat's
approach.
In fact, if it is a settlement the
Arabs want all they must do, as
Sadat and Egypt finally realized
in 1978, is negotiate. Just as ter-
rorism is the instrument of Arab
rejectionists, direct negotiations
is the instrument of those Arabs
who want peace.
THE ANTI-ISRAEL sentiment
that stoked the flames of Arab
hatred prior to 1967 still rages,
although both tempered and fann-
ed by Egypt's lone and uncertain
foray. The frontal assault has, for
the time being, proven ineffective.
Terrorism has replaced it. It is not
the objective Israel's annihila-
tion that has changed, just the
method and fools of achieving it.
Stephen Silberfarb is the senior
legislative assistant for the
A merican Israel Public Affairs
Committee in Washington.


On His Centennial
Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Ben-Gurixm's Rote in Creation of Israel
Left Him Disappointed With U.S. Jewry
By SIMON GRIVER
David Ben-Gurion did not
naively believe that the
establishment of the Jewish
state would bring world
Jewry rushing to live in
Israel. He was, however,
disappointed by the small
fraction, particularly of
American Jewry, that did
make its home in Israel,
though he remained eternal-
ly optimistic that Israel
could develop into a nation
capable of attracting large
numbers of Jews from the
free world.
Most of all he feared the
cleavage that could divide Israel
from the Jewish people in the
Diaspora. Whenever he met
Jewish parents from overseas, he
would ask them to ensure that
their children learn Hebrew,
study the Bible and Jewish history
and become acquainted with
Hebrew literature. Ben-Gurion
felt that common heritage and
consciousness could help to
preserve Jewish unity.
AS THIS extract from his essay
entitled "Israel and the Diaspora"
shows, he believed that the fate of
Israel and the Diaspora were inex-
tricably linked. The one could not
survive without the other. "The
fate of the state," he wrote, "is in-
extricably linked with the fate of
world Jewry and vice-versa. The
State of Israel is only the beginn-
ing of the redemption; its survival
and the fulfillment of its mission
cannot be assured without the
continuation of the ingathering of
the exiles. Jewry in the Diaspora,
and above all in the two great
centers (U.S.A. and USSR), is
already far gone in the process of
assimilation, although its Jewish
consciousness has not yet
disappeared.
"Without strong mutual bonds
between Israel and the Diaspora
communities it is doubtful
whether Israel will survive, and
whether the Diaspora will not
perish by euthanasia or suffoca-
tion. Apart from the prophetic
heritage, there are also
geopolitical reasons for the fact
that Israel is not and cannot be
like other states. The House of
Israel is not like other nations
for there is not a religious and
ethical dogma, but a historical im-
perative, the decree of fate."
Ben-Gurion tolerated the con-
tinuation of the Diaspora, though
he perceived its future existence
in terms of strengthening Israel
and providing a reservoir of
potential immigrants. He did not
approve of people who called
themselves Zionists but did not
come on aliya themselves and
often playfully teased American
Zionists.
HE WOULD ask them what
was the difference between
themselves and Jews who were
non-Zionists: "You support Israel,
and they support Israel," he
would argue. "You send money,
and they send money. You love
Israel, and they love Israel. You
lobby the politicians on behalf of
Israel, and so do they. You don't
make your homes in Israel, and
neither do they. So where is the
difference?"
In the following extract from his
essay "Israel and the Diaspora,"
Ben-Gurion addressed the pro-
blem. "The principal Jewish
Diaspora center of our days does
not admit that it is living in exile.
America is its homeland, and it
has no intention of leaving it; but
American Zionists are offended
when they are placed on the same
level as all other Jews who seek
the welfare of the state, and in-
sist, with an obstinacy which
arouses respect (and perhaps also
surprises), on their special rights
as "Zionists," although they do
not conceal the fact that they have
no intention or desire to return to
Zion, for they consider themselves
an integral part of the American
people. There is no point in quar-
relling about names.
"If there is anyone who,
although he has no attachment to
the ideological and practical con-
tent of the term 'Zionism,' as we
knew it before the rise of the
state, nevertheless feels a
spiritual need to use this name,
who can stop him calling himself a
Zionist? And there is no sense or
advantage in quarrelling about
names and terms."
Ben-Gurion eagerly supported
fund-raising drives among
Diaspora and especially American
Jewry. He realized the vital need
for such funds to build up the nas-
cent Jewish state. But he also lik-
ed to stress that in return for
those funds Israel gave to the
Diaspora something that is much
more valuable than money.
"THE STATE of Israel," he
wrote, "has straightened the back
of every Jew wherever he lives. In
the course of a few years, it has
redeemed hundreds of thousands
of Jews from poverty and
degeneration in exile, and
transformed them into proud,
creative Jews, the builders and
Ben-Gurion only tolerated Diaspora as
well for Israel's future.
defenders of their country. It has
poured a new hope into the hearts
of the helpless and muzzled Jews
of the Soviet Union. It has reveal-
ed the extraordinary capacity of
the Jew for accomplishment in all
spheres of human creative work
and revived Jewish heroism.
"It has assured every Diaspora
Jew who enjoys freedom of move-
Continued on Page 8
Devout Catholic
He Saved the Lives of 10,000 Jews
The Pillar of Heroism at Yad Vashem. English text: 'Now and
forever, in memory of those who rebelled in the camps and ghettos,
fought in the woods, in the underground and with the allied
forces, who braved their way to Eretz Israel and those who died
sanctifying the name of Goo.'
By DAVID SHAPIRO
The story of Aristides
Sousa Mendes, though little
known, is perhaps the most
amazing instance of an in-
dividual's help to Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust. This
single man, a devout
Catholic, saved the lives of
over 10,000 Jewish
refugees.
When France fell to the Nazis in
1940, French Jews and Jewish
refugees from all parts of Europe
who had fled to France found
themselves trapped. British war-
ships patrolled the Mediterra-
nean, preventing Jewish migra-
tion to Palestine. The French
borders on the east to Switzerland
and Italy were sealed, as was the
port of Marseilles. The Germans
had entered Paris, and it was
clear that they would soon occupy
the entire country.
THE FRENCH moved their
government south to Bordeaux,
and around 30,000 refugees, a
third of them Jewish, fled there in
desperation. Only one escape
route presented itself: over the
Pyrenees to Spain, and from there
to Portugal. The refugees in the
city besieged the Portuguese Con-
sulate for visas, but the Por-
tuguese government had une-
quivocally ordered its consuls to
turn down any and all requests for
visas from Jews. Spain, in concert
with Portugal, closed its borders
to the unfortunate refugees.
Aristedes Sousa Mendes,
however, the Portuguese consul
general to France and a devout
Catholic of Marrano extraction,
greeted a delegation of the
refugees in the outer hall of the
consulate. His eyes were circled
with fatigue and, amid the moun-
ting tension, his hair had recently
turned white.
"My government has denied all
applications for visas to any
refugee," he declared. "But I can-
not stand by while people lose
their lives. Our Constitution
states that the religion, color and
politics of a foreigner shall not be
used to deny him refuge in Por-
tugal. I have decided to follow this
principle. I am going to issue a
visa to anyone who asks for it
regardless of whether or not he
can pay."
MENDES TURNED to his
wife, standing beside him. "I
know that Mrs. Mendes wholly
concurs with my view. Even if I
am discharged from my duties as
a consequence, I can only act as a
Christian and as my conscience
dictates."
The announcement electrified
the onlookers, who responded
with an outburst of cheers.
Mendes entered his chancellery,
hunched over a low coffee table,
and began to write out visas for
the throng which had lined up and
begun to stream through.
Assisted by two of his sons, Dr.
Pedro Nuno and Jose Antonio
Mendes, he worked there for
three days, stopping only briefly
to eat and sleep. On the third day,
he collapsed, exhausted and sick.
Word of his activities reached
Lisbon, and two emissaries were
dispatched to bring Mendes back
to the capital for having violated
orders. They escorted him to their
car, and while passing through
Bayonne on their way to Spain,
encountered a scene similar to the
one recently witnessed in
Bordeaux. Thousands of refugees
had flocked around the Por-
tuguese consulate, pleading for
visas. Mendes strode into the vice
consul's office and, as his
superior, ordered him to grant
visas to all the applicants. Not
even the two officials from Lisbon
could prevail upon Mendes to
desist, as the consul himself began
issuing make-shift visas with the
following inscription: "The Por-
tuguese government requests the
Spanish government the courtesy
of allowing the bearer to pass
freely through Spain. He is a
refugee from the European con-
flict and en route to Portugal."
The next day, after all the
refugees had been accommodated,
Mendes and the two officials
resumed their journey. When they
reached Hendaye, on the Spanish
border, they found a huge throng
of refugees many of whom had
been granted visas by Mendes
himself being prevented from
crossing the border. Spain was
complying with Portugal's wishes
and prohibiting passage through
its territory.
MENDES. however, correctly
surmised that the orders to seal
the border had gotten no further
than Hendaye, and he led the
crowd to the next border entry.
Presenting his credentials, he suc-
ceeded in getting the refugees
through to safety.
Upon reaching Lisbon, Mendes
was hauled before an inquiry com-
mittee and was fired from the
Portuguese foreign service for
disobeying orders. In 1954,
neglected and poverty-stricken,
he died. Mendes never regretted
his actions, although he once said
that if thousands of Jews had to
suffer because of one Catholic
(Hitler nominally belonged to the
Catholic Church), then it was
perfectly all right for one Catholic
to suffer for thousands of Jews.
In 1961, the Government of
Israel planted 20 trees in the Mar-
tyr's Forest in honor of Aristides
Sousa Mendes.
When Mendes' activity was
discovered, he was brought home.


rage 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 17, 1986
Rotation This Week
Despite All Fears To Contrary
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Two years ago the pundits
here and abroad were
predicting:, almost to a man,
that the government of na-
tional unity was a non-
starter, a lame duck, bound
to collapse no sooner than it
set out on its 50-month
course.
The differences between major
parties were considered too big,
the instability of the coalition too
built-in, to brook any longevity.
The capacity for crises was seen
as endemic and any crisis was
thought likely to be fatal.
NOW, half-way through the
term, and with the Prime
Ministerial rotation implented
Tuesday with remarkably little
friction, those same pundits
having eaten their earlier words
as gracefully as possible are
now predicting with renewed self-
confidence that the government
will last its'full statutory term.
"Its weakness is its strength,"
is one of the now-popular theories.
Each side's inability to cobble
together an alternative, narrow-
based coalition is cited as the
reason why the myriad crises of
the past two years ended in com-
promise and resolution and why
the inevitable crises of the future
will similarly be weathered.
The real lesson, however, of
these past two years might well be
not that the pundits were wrong
them, nor that they are right now,
but that Israeli politics are in an
inherently unpredictable phase
following the inconclusive results
of the 1981 and the 1984 Knesset
elections.
"A WEEK," said former
British Premier Harold Wilson,
"is a long time in politics." Two
whole years in Israel's unity coali-
tion, with the two main partners
straining to be rid of each other
and of their shotgun marriage, are
by that criterion a veritable aeon
of mystery and unpredictability.
Even if Shimon Peres and Yit-
zhak Shamir had plighted to each
other their solemn troth to stick
together come what may which
they patently have not external
circumstances, beyond their con-
trol or influence, could evolve in
the months ahead to pull them
apart.
In the peace process, a signifi-
cant shift by Jordan would in-
stantly put Labor and Likud into a
confrontational posture. Premier
Peres, in his valedictory address
to the Knesset last Tuesday, said
that while he had not managed to
lead Israel to the negotiating
table, the door to the negotiating
room had been opened.
HE ADDED that Israel and
Jordan, through the United
States, were discussing the
modalities of an international
forum that would ultimately
facilitate direct negotiations.
What Peres did not say, in so
many words, was that so far King
Hussein of Jordan had disap-
pointed both him and the U.S.
Secretary of State George Shultz
in his failure to follow through on
his rift with the PLO by entering
unequivocally into a peace process
with Israel.
But Hussein's equivocation may
suddenly end especially if Peres
is able to continue building for the
hesitant Haahemite monarch a
supportive bastion of moderate
Arab opinion.
In this context, Peres' recent
visits to Morocco and to Egypt,
and the warm public en-
dorsements he elicited from both
King Hassan and President Hosni
Mubarak, may be encouraging
harbingers of an Arab consensus.
Peres, moreover, has made it
abundantly clear that he will not
permit himself to be stymied by
Premier Shamir in his pursuit of
these diplomatic overtures, which
he launched late in his own term
as Premier.
SIMILARLY, if the idea of an
international forum or conference
takes on more concrete and prac-
tical form at the moment it is
still the subject of controversy or
suspicion in many world
chanceries this could quickly
end the Labor-Likud policy-
ceasefire which is at the basis of
this unity government.
For after all, the government
has maintained its existence until
now because the two major part-
ners have not been required to ad-
dress the essentials of the Palesti-
nian issue the issue on which
they are irretrievably divided.
Preparations for an interna-
tional conference would inevitably
bring those differences to the
fore, in the form of the question of
Palestinian representation.
Peres, st his summit meeting
with Mubarak in Alexandria,
declared that the Palestinians
were a people like any other peo-
ple. He has said repeatedly that he
would accept "authentic Palesti-
nian representatives" as
negotiating partners.
THIS IS not a position which
the Likud could support if it were
removed from the realm of
rhetoric and placed squarely in the
center of an international
diplomatic confabulation.
Shamir has been at pains to
pour cold water on the notion of
an international conference and
seems to have won over at least
some in the Reagan Administra-
tion to this viewpoint. These
American policymakers are less
exercised by the Palestinian
aspect than by the prospect of the
Soviets returning to center-stage
in Middle East diplomacy.
On the domestic front, relations
between Labor and Likud could
quickly deteriorate to breaking
point if Labor begins to feel that
the Likud, holding both the
Premiership and the key Ministry
Finance, is loosening the reins of
austerity and handing out pre-
election largess, as it did in
1983-4.
Peres has made it clear he did
so with diplomatic understate-
ment in his Knesset speech Tues-
day that he and his party take
most of the credit for restoring
the country to economic stability
after inheriting the roller-coaster
hyper-inflation of the Likud years.
In the pre-rotation wrangling,
Labor has sought with scant
success, it seems some
modicum of power in the economic
sphere. The Likud has been
understandably reluctant to cede
any. Finance Minister Moshe
Nissim (Likud-Liberal) has pledg-
ed full cooperation and argued
that this need not be formalized.
Nissim, unlike his predecessor,
Yitzhak Modai, has built for
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from Mr. David Ben-Ezra, an eye specialist at the Hadassah-
University Hospital and co-chairman of a recent symposium on
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himself a calm, solid, dependable
image. Peres himself admits
privately that Nissim has been a
pleasant surprise and that the
Treasury, therefore, is in good
hands.
Still, Labor finds it hard to face
the future denied any real say in
economic policy-making. This
frustration may grow ominously
as the Shamir Premiership wears
on and the next elections loom
closer.
In the administered territories,
the right flank of the Likud and
the parties of the farther right are
openly anticipating a new wave of
Jewish settlements. And the
Labor Defense Minister, Yitzhak
Rabin, is stating plainly that there
is no money for it nor does the
carefully crafted unity govern-
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that he is aware of the constric-
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Ben-Gurion Was Disappointed
By U.S. Jewry's Non-Support
Continued from Page 5
ment in his present country of the
opportunity to live in his indepen-
dent homeland if he chooses to do
so, thus ensuring potentially, if
not yet in practice, a life of
sovereign independence for the
entire Jewish people."
In effect, Ben-Gurion agreed to
disagree with the Diaspora. He
was prepared to continue the
dialogue with world Jewry, but he
insisted that aliya was the duty of
every Jew. He asserted that life in
an independent Jewish state was
preferable to life in the Diaspora
whether the United States or
the Soviet Union or elsewhere.
"ALL JEWISH communities in
the Diaspora," he wrote, "have
certain things in common which
apply equally to the rich, free,
democratic communities and to
the impoverished, oppressed
Jewries of the totalitarian coun-
tries. These common features find
expression in four basic facts, by
which Jewish life in the Diaspora
is differentiated from Jewish life
in Israel. By virtue of these facts,
all Diaspora communities, without
exception, are in a condition of ex-
ile, whether the Jews concerned
realize it or not.
"A) The fact is that the Jews
are a minority, subordinate to and
dependent on the will of the ma-
jority. The majority may treat the
Jewish minority as having equal
Reagan Says
Hope for Peace
Continued from Page 1
proposals by Gorbachev amoun-
ting to concessions on cutting
ballistic missiles, reducing
medium-range missiles and agree-
ing to negotiating seriously on
nuclear testing, the President's
determination to pursue his SDI
program and refusal to confine
the testing to the laboratory for a
10-year period, another Gor-
bachev proposal, was what proved
to be the last straw.
In Gorbachev's view, SDI
research is intended to develop a
space-based weapon that could
give the United Staes a strategic
advantage this, despite Mr.
Reagan's oft-repeated position
that the project is intended to be
"a non-nuclear defense" that
would spur efforts both in the
United States and the Soviet
Union to eliminate nuclear
weapons entirely.
Despite this apparent impasse,
which also included a rejection of
the Gorbachev proposal from a 50
percent reduction in long-range
ballistic missiles on each side,
elimination of all intermediate
missiles in Europe, and a limit of
100 medium-range war heads per
side in Asia this last, a stagger-
ing surprise, since the Soviets had
previously stonewalled all discus-
sion of their 513 warheads in Asia
Mr. Reagan told the nation
Monday night:
"... we continue to believe ad-
ditional metings would be useful
. But whatever the immediate
prospects, I can tell your that I am
ultimately hopeful about the pro-
spects for progress at the summit
and for world peace and
freedom."
NO MATTER what the out-
come of the talks in Reykjavik, the
President assured the country
that "The implications of these
talks (in Iceland) are enormous
... We proposed the most sweep-
ing and generous arms control
proposal in history. We offered
the complete elimination of all
ballistic missiles Soviet and
American from the face of the
earth by 1996 ... We are closer
than ever before to agreements
that could lead to a safer world
without nuclear weapons."
rights, or it may restrict its rights,
but the Jewish community is
helpless to make its own decisions
in the matter. The status of the
Jewish minority is not decided by
itself, and does not depend on its
will and capacity alone.
"B) The economic and social
structure of the Jewish com-
munities in the Diaspora is dif-
ferent from that of the peoples
among whom they live. The ma-
jority of every people consists of
farmers and workers. The status
of the workers and farmers is dif-
ferent in every nation; in some
they are poor and downtrodden,
and in others the opposite is the
case; but in every nation they are
the majority and the main founda-
tion on which the entire people
rests. In the wealthy countries,
Jewish cultural and material stan-
ding is above that of the majority
they are thus removed from the
primal sources of the vitality of
every people, and this deprives
them of firm and solid ground.
"C) Those Diaspora Jews who
wish to preserve their Jewishness
find themselves living in two con-
tending spheres of influence. As a
citizen the Jew derives his
sustenance, in both his material
and his cultural life, from the
foreign people among whom he
lives. Every day, wherever he
goes, he is surrounded by a non-
Jewish atmosphere attractive,
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The non-Jewish environment is
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the government, the economy, the
law, politics and the dominant
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"D) ONLY IN sovereign Israel
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is destroyed; the state has assured
its people of their integrity and
completeness as Jews and men.
The sovereign Jewish sphere en-
compasses all needs, deeds and
desires."
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Congress, congratulates Philip H. Cohen (center) and Richard D.
Isserman (right), recipients of AJCongress' 1986 Accountants,
Bankers and Factors Award for exemplary service to the business
community. Cohen is senior executive in a financial enterprise.
Isserman is in charge of real estate practice in a New York ac-
counting firm.
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NEW YORK (JTA) Isak
Arbus has been elected president
of the Holocaust Survivors
Association U.S.A. He succeeds
John Ranz, who will become ex-
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Jews for Judaism Fears
Growing Missionizing in Israel
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High Court To Decide
Are Jews Protected By Civil Rights?
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
- The U.S. Supreme Court
has agreed to decide
whether Jews are protected
by the U.S. civil rights laws.
No date has been set yet for
arguments on the case.
Opening its new term last week
(Oct. 6), the Supreme Court
agreed to hear the appeal of
Shaare Tefila Congregation, a
Conservative synagogue in the
Washington suburb of Silver Spr-
ing, Md., that was defaced in
November, 1984 with anti-Semitic
epithets and Nazi symbols.
Eight men were charged in
criminal court, one of whom was
convicted of destroying property.
But the 500-members congrega-
tion filed for damages under two
federal civil rights laws passed
after the Civil War to protect
blacks.
HOWEVER, last March the
Fourth District Court of Appeals
in Richmond, Virginia, upheld a
ruling by a federal district court in
Maryland that the statutes did not
apply to Jews because they are
not members of a separate race.
The Supreme Court also agreed
to hear the case of an Iraqi-born
U.S. citizen who sued St. Francis
College in Loretto, Pa., charging
that he was denied tenure because
he is an Arab.
Irvin Shapell, president of the
Jewish Advocacy Center, said
Shaare Tefila originally brought
the suit "to send the clear and em-
phatic message that anti-Semitic
violence will not be tolerated and
that Jews will fight back to the
fullest extent of the law.*
THE JEWISH Advocacy
Center, a nonprofit legal service
organization which represents
without charge victims of anti-
Semitic violence in civil damages
lawsuits, and the Washington law
firm of Hogan and Hartson are
representing the congregation in
the suit.
"Although the congregation
does not claim that Jews are a
separate race, it does argue that
Jews are entitled to protection if
acts of hate violence against them
IDF May Soon Face Crisis
With Career Military Personnel
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Gen. Natan Vilnai, chief of
the Israel Defense Force
Manpower Division, has
warned that the IDF will
soon face a crisis with
respect to career military
personnel. In the past two
years, more regular soldiers
left the army for civilian life
than had been anticipated,
he said.
Vilnai was one of several senior
IDF officers who spoke at a con-
ference of the Kibbutz Artzi
defense group last week. Kibbutz
Artzi is affiliated with Mapam and
is encouraging its members to
consider enlisting in the armed
forces both as a national duty and
a kibbutz movement mission.
VILNAI SAID the IDF had
"hoped for a controlled drop-out"
rate after the withdrawal from
Lebanon. "But in the end we lost
control over who left and where.
We have lost the in-between
generation those aged 24-32 -
the future Chiefs of Staff and the
commanders of tomorrow," he
said.
He said that in many instsnrws,
in order to keep military unita up
to strength "we reconcile
ourselves to the fact that they are
commanded by less able persons."
He lauded the kibbutz movement
for its past efforts, adding that it
was "inconceivable that the kib-
butz movement would now say it
has problems of its own and
dissociates itself from any
military service responsibility.
One kibbutz member suggested
that the movement must
recognize that "career-soldier" is
not a dirty word. The audience
also heard from Chief of Staff
Gen. Moahe Levy, who said the
two main problem facing the IDF
are military budget cuts and the
need to keep pace with rapidly ad-
vancing high technology, both of
which could affect IDF opera-
tional capabilities on a future bat-
tlefield. He said an increase in the
IDF's budget was unavoidable.
WITH RESPECT to the Lavi,
Israel's controversial second-
generation jet combat plane, Levy
said it would be the outstanding
aircraft of the Israel Air Force.
He said the nation was coping
with its design, development and
production. The Lavi, which is
financed largely with U.S. aid
funds, has run into difficulties
with the Pentagon over excessive
production costs.
Responding to questions, Levy
said reports of religious coercion
in the armed forces were grossly
exaggerated by the media.
are racially motivated," Shapell
said. "Courts should not decide
whether someone is entitled to
protection based on their racial
makeup, but rather based on the
nature of the attack against
them," he said.
"Many people and groups suffer
'racial' attacks even though they
are not considered a 'race.' Those
people and groups are entitled to
the same protection under federal
law given to others," Shapell
stated.
Continued from Page 1-
"Project Kibbutz") was recently
halted following public disclosure
of group's internal training
documents.
The American Board of Mis-
sions to the Jews is presently
training Israel-born operatives in
New York for missionary work in
Israel.
Netiv Ya, a Jerusalem based
"Messianic Yeshiva" run by
Jewish apostate Joseph
Schulman, is attended by about
100 "Hebrew Christians."
Midnight call Ministries,
which operates in Israel under the
name "Beth Shalom," is currently
building a hospital in Israel (the
Alisa Begin Memorial Clinic), this
as part of its self-described mis-
sion of "winning precious souls
and leading them to Jesus
Christ."
"Hebrew Christian" mis-
sionary leader Morris Cerullo
boasts of having distributed
25,000 Hebrew copies of the New
Testament in Israel. Cerullo
recently led a 500-person mission
to Israel to announce that the end
of the world is near and that there
is little time left to accept Jesus.
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart,
supported by First Assemblies of
God Church, has recently
established a full-time missionary
center in Jerusalem.
The International Christian
Embassy of Jerusalem, though
publicly disclaiming any mis-
sionary intent, serves as an um-
brella group for a number of overt
missionary groups in Israel, in-
cluding Bob Lindsay's Jerusalem
Baptist Church and the Voice of
Hope Radio.
From its base in West
Jerusalem, Bob Lindsay's
Jerusalem Baptist Church daily
peddles large numbers of Hebrew
language missionary materials,
sponsors a congregation which in-
cludes dozens of "Hebrew Chris-
tians" (including teens), and hosts
a local "Jews for Jesus" group.
In Lindsay's own words, "after
I succeed in getting through to all
these obtuse Jews, give me
another thousand years and I'll
make them missionaries to the
world."
COMMENTING ON these
items, Lawrence Levey, an at-
torney and director of Jews for
Judaism's East Coast branch, con-
cluded: "In its refusal to recognize
the seriousness of the missionary
threat, the Israeli Government is
failing to take the missionaries at
their own word.
"In published documents as ear-
ly as 1979, the United Christian
Council in Israel (an alliance of 20
Protestant groups) called for 'new
and meaningful efforts to reach all
Jews in Israel' with the New
Testament message and termed
these efforts a 'top priority' item.
As the Mormon situation has
made clear, the time is long over-
due for a concerted response."
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Jewish Leaders
Briefed in Capital by Shultz
An Explanation of The Jewish
Festival of Sukkoth For Non-Jews
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Secretary of State
George Shultz had stressed
on the eve of his departure
that human rights "would
get an important share of
attention during the
meeting between President
Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev in Reyk-
javik, Iceland, last weekend.
The differences between the
United States and the Soviet
Union are reflected "in our at-
titudes toward individual human
beings," Shultz said at a White
House briefing on the meeting. He
noted that some progress has
been made on the issue of divided
families.
"But there is a crying need for
more observance of freedom of
religion, more readiness to accept
the fact that people can be critical
without having to be thrown in
jail, and more readiness, if people
want to leave the country, to let
them leave," Shultz said.
WHILE SHULTZ did not
specifically mention the issue of
Soviet Jewry, he was expected to
discuss it in detail when he met
with the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry (NCSJ) at the State
Department last Wednesday,
(Oct. 8). Shultz also said that
regional issues would get a good
deal of attention, while bilateral
issues would only play a small
part. However, arms control, in
all its elements, would get a
"great deal of attention," he said.
President Reagan also stressed,
in a speech to business leaders last
Monday, (Oct. 6) that he would
press Gorbachev on human rights
violations and military interven-
tion in regional conflicts. Reagan
noted that Yuri Orlov, who arriv-
ed in the U.S. last Sunday (Oct. 5)
after being freed from exile in
Siberia, "was persecuted simply
because he led an effort to get the
Soviet government to live up to
the human rights agreements it
signed in Helsinki in 1975.
"When the Soviet state's
ideology makes it a crime to ad-
vocate living up to international
commitments, the rest of the
world has to take notice. And this
point, as well as the entire range
of Soviet human rights abuses,
must be addressed at future
summits."
THE REAGAN Administration
stressed that the meeting in
Iceland was not a summit but a
preliminary to Summit II in the
U.S. which Reagan and Gor-
bachev agreed upon at the first
summit in Geneva last year.
Shultz said that it is the Soviets
who have held up scheduling the
summit.
In discussing regional issues,
Shultz did not mention the Arab-
Israel conflict. The U.S. has ruled
out Soviet participation. But the
Secretary did mention
Afghanistan and the Iran-Iraq
2 Israeli Seamen
Elude Drug Charge
TEL AVIV (JTA) Two
Israeli seamen arrested in Alexan-
dria eight months ago on drug
charges were acquitted and
released and elected to spend the
Rosh Hashanah holiday with local
Jewish families before returning
home to Haifa.
Shlomo Peretz and Amram
Shlush, from Zim Lines' cargo
ship Camelia, were apprehended
after they allegedly purchased
hashish from an undercover agent
in an Alexandria bazaar. They ad-
mitted they were approached but
denied buying the drug.
war. On Afghanistan, the
Secretary said there have been
reports that the Soviets may move
troops out before the conference
in Iceland, but added he did not
think this would mean much, since
new other troops would be moved
in.
Shultz said the U.S. would like
the Soviets to join the U.S. effort
to end the Iran-Iraq war so that
there are no winners or losers.
The U.S. sees Iran as the
"recalcitrant party" and is trying
to stop the flow of arms to that
country, Shultz said.
"AN AWFUL lot of arms
comes from states with whom the
Soviet Union has, we think, great
influence," Shultz said. "So we
would like to see them use that in-
fluence" to curtail the sale of arms
to Iran.
Meanwhile, Reagan met with
Orlov at the White House last
Tuesday afternoon. This was
followed by a meeting of the
President with representatives of
human rights and religious rights
organizations.
Jewish representaives atten-
ding were Morris Abram, NCSJ
president and chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations;
Malcolm Hoenlein, executive
director of the Presidents Con-
ference; Jerry Goodman, the
NCSJ's executive director;
Shoshana Cardin, president of the
Council of Jewish Federations;
and Robert Blut, past president of
the United Jewish Appeal.
BLUT AND CARDIN are also
co-chairpersons of Campaign to
Summit II, the organized Jewish
community's effort to arouse
pubiic awareness to the need to
stress the human rights issue at
the summit.
As part of this, a leadership
Assembly for Soviet Jewry was
held last Wednesday starting with
the meeting with Shultz at the
State Department. This was
followed by another meeting on
Capitol Hill and a prayer vigil at
Lafayette Park across from the
White House. The vigil was led by
a group of rabbis from across the
nation. Rabbi Milton Polin, presi-
dent of the Rabbinical Council of
America, led the vigil.
Sukkot is history's first
Thanksgiving Day.
Ordained in the Bible (Leviticus,
Chapter 28), Sukkoth originally
was the Jewish farmer's thank-
you for the autumn harvest.
The holiday also recalls that
during the 40-year trek from the
Land of Bondage to the Land of
Promise the Israelites dwelt in
frail shelters and were protected
by divine providence.
In commemoration of that care
it is customary for Jews to build
near homes and synagogues little
huts, or lean-tos (tabernacles) and
to spend some time in them to
recall the plight of those who lack
proper domiciles.
The Hebrew word, sukkah,
means hut, or tent. Sukkoth is the
plural. Open at the top, the suk-
kah is bedecked with the fruits
and foliage of the fall season.
Holding a palm (lulav) in one hand
and a citron (etrog) in the other,
the celebrant thanks the Lord for
His benefactions.
At the synagogue services
prayers, songs and sermons stress
the theme of gratitude. The
American Thanksgiving Day is a
transplant from Scriputures via
the Pilgrims of the festival of
Sukkoth.
Longest of the Jewish holidays,
Sukkoth concludes on its 9th day
with an event called Rejoicing
over the Moral Law (Simchat
Torah) in which the last words of
the Pentateuch are read and are
followed at once by the opening
words of Genesis, to dramatize
the endlessness of God's word.
Sukkoth begins at sundown,
Friday, Oct. 17.
Solender on Job
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Stephen Solender has begun work
as executive vice president of the
United Jewish Appeal-Federation
of Jewish Philanthropies of New
York. From 1970-81, his father,
Sanford, was executive vice presi-
dent of the Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies of New York.
South County Synagogue o\fewg
TEMPLE SINAI
News of Temple Sinai
Simchat Torah Services will
take place Friday Oct. 24, at 8
p.m. Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance. Sermon by Rabbi
Samuel Silver will be "We
Rejoice."
Succoth/Yiskor Service will
take place Saturday Oct. 25, at 10
a.m.
Information regarding Member-
ship is available at the Temple of-
fice 276-616.
On Friday evening, Oct. 31, at
8:15 p.m., Temple Sinai is holding
its annual "New Member Shab-
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congregation will have an oppor-
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donations are $7.50-$10 and $25
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temple office 276-616 for reserva-
tions and information.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, announces its se-
cond annual series of musical
revues for the 1986-87 season. Up-
coming productions include Razz
Ma Jazz, musical variety show, on
Nov. 23; The Great American
Musical on Parade, performance
by the Gold Coast Opera, on Jan.
25; the music and dancing of the
Mora Arriaga on Feb. 15; and
Light in Heart, illusion combined
with musk, on March 29. All per-
formances will be on Sunday even-
ings at 8 p.m. and seats are
reserved. Tickets are $5 a show.
For more information or reserva-
tions call 276-6161.
So* "Sponsor" Father
Something of a first is being
claimed by Rabbi Samuel Silver,
of Temple Sinai, Delray Beach
and his son, Barry, a Boca Raton
attorney.
For years the Rabbi has been
host of a weekly radio program on
Station WDBF, Delray Beach.
From time to time the program,
called Interdenominational, has
had commercial sponsors.
The new sponsor is the Rabbi's
son, Barry.
"We think this is un-
precedented," said Vic Knight,
station manager. Currently the
broadcasts, heard Sundays at
10:06 a.m. on the station, which is
1420 on the AM dial, features con-
versations between the Rabbi and
Rev. Salvatore Miraglia, formerly
with Ascension Catholic Church in
Boca, and now with San Isidro
Church, Pompano Beach. Father
Miraglia is on the staff on Anon
Anew, a therapy center for drug
and alcohol addicts.
On another radio program
hosted by Rabbi Silver, Parson to
Parson, heard Sundays a 6:45
a.m. on Station WEAT, West
Palm Beach, 850 on the AM dial,
there's a three-way colloquy with
Dr. John Mangrum, of St. David's
Episcopal Church, Wellington,
and Rev. Edward S. French,
Pastor of the New Life Ministries,
in Lake Worth. Rev. French
describes on the broadcasts, the
services provided for "hurt peo-
ple" at his agency.
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
Simchat Torah
Sunday Evening, October 26
The joyous festival of the Torah
will be observed in Congregation
B'nai Israel in Boca Raton on Sun-
day, Oct. 26, beginning at 7:30
p.m. The concluding verses of
Deuteronomy immediately follow-
ed by the verses of Genesis will be
accompanied with traditional
singing, dancing and celebration.
In addition, all of the congrega-
tion's newest members, children
born since last Simchat Torah will
be called to the Torah for a special
honor. Services will take place at
the Center for Group Counseling
on Boca Rio Road, in Boca Raton.
All who come in the spirit of peace
are welcome.
New Member Sabbath Service
On Friday evening, Oct. 24,
Congregation B'nai Israel will
become the new members of the
congregation who have become
members in the last several
weeks. This very special Torah
Service is designed to allow an op-
portunity for new members to get
to know current members and for
current members to greet the new
members. A reserved place in the
Torah processional for each
member of each new family has
been allotted.
As always, child care is
available.
Erev Sukkoth
Religius School Consecration
Congregation B'nai Israel will
hold religious school consecration
for all of its new students during
services Friday evening, Oct. 17,
beginning at 8 p.m. at the Center
for Group Counseling on Boca Rio
Road. Forty-eight new students
will be consecrated. Inasmuch as
the Sabbath coincides with the
onset of Sukkoth, Rabbi Richard
Agler will address the congrega-
tion on the theme "Lulov, Etrog
and Torah." Canned goods for the
needy will also be collected and all
who come in the spirit of peace are
welcome.
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On Sukkoth
Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
More Nazi Records Found
'You Shall Live in Booths 7 Days'
Continued from Page 1
Nehemiah (8:14-17) that the
Biblical booths or tabernacles
were made from the branches of
wild olive, myrtle and palm. To-
day, we construct sukkot from a
variety of materials, but they
must be no taller or lower than 20
cubits (30 feet) to convey the
lesson that we should be neither
too proud nor too humble. The
roof must be covered with palm
fronds or some kind of greenery
through which it is possible to
glimpse the sky.
Sukkoth perpetuates the
precept that God is One forever,
and Judaism imparts this message
by symbolism and ritual. In addi-
tion to dwelling in booths, Suk-
koth is one of the three Pilgrim
Festivals when we are command-
ed to come up to Jerusalem. We
are also commanded to rejoice
after the solemn days of awe in
fact, it is repeated three times:
"You shall rejoice before the Lord
your God seven days."
When we attend the synagogue,
we take with us the lulav and
etrog, the myrtle and the willow
the four species. The palm
frond reminds us of our history,
when the Jews wandered in the
desert. Willows grow close to the
River Jordan, which flows into the
Dead Sea.
When the Israelites crossed the
Jordan, under Joshua's leader-
ship, they were instructed to set
up 12 large stones from the Jor-
dan as a memorial. It is likely that
they were also told to select
willow branches and to weave
them into the four species for the
Sukkoth festival.
French Wine,
Dine Peres
Continued from Page 1
rorist bomb attacks in Paris dur-
ing the past month.
Peres and Chirac also discussed
bilateral relations and Middle
East problems. Chirac informed
Peres that he had raised the ques-
tion of Soviet Jews at his meeting
with Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze at the
United Nations in New York
earlier this month. He promised to
continue pressing that issue "until
the Soviet Union's gates open"
for all Jews who want to leave.
BOTH MITTERRAND and
Chirac assured the Israeli leader
that France would never bow to
terrorist pressure and would
"punish" those who plant bombs
"and those who manipulate
them." They did not specify who
they suspect of supporting the ter-
rorists. Peres said Israel has
reliable information linking Syria,
Libya and Iran to the terrorist
gangs.
At a reception for him at the Na-
tional Assembly last Wednesday
night, Peres declared that to give
in to terrorist demands
"threatens not only France but
the entirecivilized world."
Peres submitted his resignation
to President Chaim Herzog in
Jerusalem last Friday morning
under terms of the Labor-Likud
rotation of power agreement.
Likud leader Yitzhak Shamir was
to take office as Prime Minister on
Oct. 14, the day after Yom
Kippur.
Lehat Stays On
TEL AVIV (JTA) Tel Aviv
Mayor Shlomo Lehat resigned
from leadership of the newly-
founded Liberal Center Party but
has not quit the party, though he
said it was a "disappointment" to
him.
Erev Sukkoth is Friday even-
ing. First and second days of
the holiday are Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19.
THE MYRTLE has a delightful
fragrance and grows wild in the
woodlands of Galilee, and Jews
sanctify it as a symbol of peace
and brotherhood. The etrog, a
citrus fruit, symbolizes the beauty
of the fruit harvest and can be
picked at Sukkoth. Thus the four
species teach us about the terrain
of Israel and how the natural
elements form the basis of im-
agery in the bible and in ritual.
They connect the People of Israel
to the Land of Israel.
The Festival of Sukkoth ends
with Simhat Torah, the Rejoicing
of the Law. It is a joyous festival
whose agricultural nature is more
than ever relevant today when
Jews have returned to inhabit
Eretz Israel to sow and reap the
grain and fruit of the Land.
WARSAW (JTA) Nearly 800 books from 54
registries of the former German district of Swidnica in
southwest Poland, containing records on the deaths of
prisoners murdered in the former Nazi Gross Rosen death
camp in the locality of Rogoznica, have been discovered,
the World Jewish Congress reported here.
THE RECORDS were believed to have been destroyed
by the Nazis during their retreat from the camp but were
recently found in the attic of a house in Swidnica currently
being converted to serve as a health center.
Specialists have begun examining the newly-discovered
Nazi documents. The analysts say the records are in-
complete, and the regional militia office in Swidnica has ap-
pealed to local inhabitants asking them to turn in any
documents in their possession.
Groundbreaking Scheduled For Spring
Congregation B'nai Israel Of Boca Raton Plans
For Construction Of New Reform Temple
Rabbi Richard Agler of Con-
gregation B'nai Israel, Boca
Raton's newest Reform temple,
announced completion of
preliminary architectural render-
ings for construction of the con-
gregation's new temple. The site
for the temple is on heavily wood-
ed property located on Yamato
Road, between Military Trail and
St. Andrews Boulevard. The new
temple will center around and
highlight a spacious oval shaped
sanctuary with high ceilings. The
sanctuary will seat approximately
350 people. Large open cour-
tyards will connect adjacent
buildings which will feature tradi-
tional classic Mediterranean ar-
chitecture that utilizes atriums for
maximum natural lighting,
covered arched walkways, and
large roms with high celigings.
Buidlings adjacent to the sanc-
tuary will house the congrega-
tion's School for Living Judaism
and administrative offices. Con-
struction of the temple is schedul-
ed to begin early next year. The
architectural plans were
developed by Mr. Bernard
Zyscovich of the Miami based ar-
chitectural firm of Zyscovich and
Grayston.
Joel Nadel, president of the con-
gregation stated, "This is another
milestone realized by our con-
gregation. We are all very anxious
to proceed with construction. Our
fundraising effort takes on a new
meaning as we can now visually
appreciate the temple where we
will be able to worship together in
our own sanctuary. We hope to be
in our new home by December,
1987. Financial support from the
congregation, friends and others
has been most gratifying, though
we must now redouble efforts to
assure that our financial obliga-
tions are met."
Rabbi Agler added, "Our Con-
gregation has been growing in
number and in spirit every month,
and construction of our temple
will be the culmination of each of
us working together towards this
significant and meaningful goal.
We look forward to celebrating
these coming High Holy Days, be-
ing even more thankful and deter-
mined, to see our temple become a
reality as we may worship there
together. Until that time, we will
continue to meet at the Center for
Group Counseling, 22455 Boca
Rio Road, Boca Raton. We would
like to extend an invitation to
those individuals who would like
to visit us for services, and High
Holy Days, and to view the ar-
chitectural renderings for our
temple."
For further information regar-
ding time of services, or those in-
terested in learning more about
the School for Living Judaism, in-
cluding Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes
for children, please contact Con-
gregation B'nai Israel, Suite 214,
8177 Glades Road, in Boca, or call
483-9982, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BarMitzvah
Incredible Speaker Slated For Bonds Fashion Show
Susan E. Weikers of
Philadelphia, National Chairman
of the Women's Division of the
State of Israel Bond Organization,
will speak at the Annual Israel
Fashion Show on Nov. 5, at Park
Place Hotel, announced Co-Chair,
Nancy Diamond and Mitzi
Donofff.
An insurance representative for
the Equitable Life Assurance
Society of the U.S., Ms. Weikers
is the first working woman ever to
be National Women's Division
Chairman. In addition, with a
great flair she has the profound
ability to instill awareness and
educate people.
As a key leader of the Bond
Organization for over a decade,
she was instrumental in introduc-
ing the concept of the working
woman as a vital participant in the
Israel Bond campaign.
She helped establish the
Careers Division in Baltimore
when she lived there, and later,
she headed the National Careers
Division of the Women's Division.
A member of the Executive
Board of the National Women's
Division for many years, she was a
National Associate Chairman with
te portfolio of National Chairman
for Corporate Outreach. Before
assuming her present post, she
was Associate National Chairman
Susan E. Weikers
for Special Projects for the overall
Bond campaign.
Ms. Weikers is a member of the
prestigious Million Dollar Round-
table of the insurance industry.
She also belongs to the National
Association of Life Underwriters,
the Philadelphia Association of
Life Underwriters and was Ad-
visory Board member of the
Women's Bank of Maryland. Ms.
Weikers has also given
distinguished leadership to a
broad range of communal activity
locally and nationally.
Reservations for the fashion
show may be made by calling the
Bond Office at 368-9221.
Israeli Envoy to Discuss
Middle East Conflict
The Israeli Consul General in
Miami, Yehoshua Trigor, will
speak at Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity on Tuesday, Oct. 21, about
"The Process of Peace in the Mid-
dle East."
Trigor has accepted an invita-
tion from a visiting professor of
history from Tel Aviv University,
Dr. Thomas Mayer, to address an
FAU history class on "The Arab-
Israeli Conflict."
Because of the general interest
of the topic, Trigor's lecture is
open to the public. It will be
presented at 6 p.m. in Room 119
of the Humanities Building on the
Boca Raton Campus.
While there is no admission
charge, contributions for library
holdings in history will be
appreciated.
Craig Demoff
CRAIG DEMOFF
On Saturday, October 18, Craig
Matthew Demoff, son of Laurie
and John Demoff, will be called to
the Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
Craig is a 7th grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School and at-
tends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Simcha
are his brother Ryan and sister
Erica; grandparents, Clarice and
Sam Demoff of Pompano Beach,
Eleanor Cook of Little Falls, New
York, and great-grandparents,
Muriel Rosenburg of Swampscott,
Massachusetts, and Harold
Ferguson and Emily Cook, both of
Little Falls, New York. Mr. and
Mrs. Demoff will host a Kiddush
in Craig's honor following Shab-
bat morning services


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