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Volume 9 Number 9
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, March 13,1967
Eban Heads
Pollard Query
Committee
A thousand Ethiopian men, women and
children demonstrate outside the Prime
Minister'8 office, demanding that the Israeli
government increase its efforts to reunite
families separated during Operation Moses.
Prime Minister Shamir received a delegation
JTA/WZN New. Photo
of demonstrators in his office and assured
them that the government sympathized with
their plight and was doing everything in its
power to bring their relatives to Israel The
Hebrew placard reads, 'When will I see my
family?'
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Abba Eban, chairman of the
Knesset Foreign Affairs
and Security Committee,
announced Monday that its
subcommittee on in-
telligence will open a deter-
mined investigation this
week into the Jonathan
Pollard affair.
Eban said he rejects Premier
Yitzhak Shamir's assertion earlier
Monday that the matter is "clos-
ed" and his refusal to appear
before the Knesset body. The
special subcommittee "reserves
the right to summon anyone we
see fit, both ministers and civil
servants," Eban declared. He said
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin
would be the first called to testify.
THE SUBCOMMITTEE meets
in camera and is not prone to the
leaks which frequently emanate
from the full committee.
Eban, a Labor MK and former
Foreign Minister, appears to have
the backing of virtually all com-
mittee members, from left to
right, to conduct a thoroughgoing
probe of the government's in-
volvement with Pollard who was
sentenced to life imprisonment in
Washington last week for spying
for Israel.
Shamir came under heavy
pressure from several Ministers at
Sunday's Cabinet meeting to
order a full-scale judicial inquiry.
He promised that the Inner
Cabinet (five Labor and five Likud
Ministers) would convene in clos-
ed session Wednesday to consider
the issue in depth.
BUT SHAMIR warned the
Continued on Page 8
MD'sSay
rivileged Die Secretly from AIDS
By ALISA KWITNEY
Jewish Flondxan Staff Writtr
AIDS, or the Acquired
Immune Deficiency Syn-
drome, is not just a disease
of the young, according to
Dr. Lionel Resnick, chief of
Retrivirology in the Depart-
ments of Dermatology and
Pathology at Mount Sinai
Medical Center on Miami
Beach.
"The evidence suggests that
some of the elderly in our com-
munity are infected with the
virus," says Resnick, who, along
with Dr. Jay S. Herbst, chief
medical resident in the Depart-
ment of Internal Medicine, has
written two chapters in "AIDS:
Modern Concepts and
Therapeutic Challenges," the
most comprehensive textbook
available on the subject today.
"Since it is known that a large
percentage of the prostitutes in
Miami are infected with the virus
that causes AIDS," states
Resnick, and since some of the
elderly men in the community fre-
quent these prostitutes, the older
segment of the population in-
cludes individuals who have con-
tracted AIDS.
"YOU WOULD be surprised at
how sexually active our elderly
population is," adds Resnick.
"They're just as much at risk,
given the circumstances that
elederly men have contact with
prostitutes," as well as with their
pears, to whom they can transmit
the virus.
AIDS is the most severe
manifestation of the HIV (Human
Immune-deficiency Virus), but
there are other recognizable
symptoms, such as generalized
swelling of the lymph glands,
neurological disorders Dr.
Resnick was among the first to
recognize these as being related to
the virus and skin disorders,
some of them quite common in the
general population, which does
not have the virus.
"Kaposis Sarcoma, a form of
skin cancer, is such a conspicuous
manifestation that it has been in-
cluded in the definition of the syn-
drome," says Dr. Herbst, but
there are other dermatological
symptoms as well.
"FUNGAL AND bacterial in-
fections of the skin, such as
Athlete's foot and common warts,
benign and malignant tumors are
some of the others, but before we
panic every person in South
Florida who has Athlete's Foot,
let me explain that in the cases
where AIDS is suspected, the
disorder is more severe and
unusually resistant to therapy."
In addition, the patient would
most probably belong to a high-
risk category of the population.
The disorders are more pro-
nounced and resistant to treat-
ment because the AIDS virus
supresses the immune system and
leaves the body more vulnerable
to opportunistic infections.
"We're not exactly sure why the
immune system is destroyed in
AIDS, but we do know that the
Sad Lesson
U.S.-Israel
Ties Seen
Damaged
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israeli leaders and Knesset
members across the political
spectrum agreed last Thurs-
day (Mar. 5) that U.S.-Israel
relations were seriously
damaged by the case of
Jonathan Pollard, who was
sentenced to life imprison-
ment by a federal court in
Washington Wednesday for
spying for Israel.
Pollard's wife, Anne
Henderson-Pollard, was sentenc-
ed to five years as an accessory.
While there was some sympathy
here for the tragic couple, the
overriding consensus is that Israel
has painful lessons to learn from
the episode and that it must
punish those involved with Pollard
in what the government claimed
from the outset was a "rogue
Continued on Page 9-


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Dr. Lionel Resnick
Dr. Jay Herbst
virus interferes with the function
of white blood cells which are
Continued on Page ft-


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 13, 1987
Unity Gov't. Survives
Shamir, Peres Anger 3
By DAVID LANDAU
GIL SEDAN
And HUGH ORGEL
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
and Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres had a sharp
verbal exchange at the Sun-
day Cabinet meeting of
March 1, which still sending
out sharp repercussions, but
the long anticipated coali-
tion crisis over the issue of
an international conference
for Middle East peace failed
to materialize.
It was the first meeting bet-
ween the two men around the
Cabinet table in several weeks.
Peres had just returned from a
two-day visit to Cairo, where he
and his hosts issued a joint state-
ment committing their countries
to strive to reach agreement this
year on convening an interna-
tional conference as a framework
for direct negotiations between all
of the parties concerned.
SHAMIR, who returned to
Israel several days before from a
10-day visit to the U.S. only hours
Vanunu Trial
May Be
Postponed
TEL AVTV (JTA) The
dismissal of Mordechai Vanunu's
lawyer may force a postponement
of the trial of the former Dimona
technician accused of selling
classified information about
Israel's alleged nuclear weapons
capabilities to a British
newspaper.
The trial was scheduled to open
in Jerusalem this week. Vanunu's
family fired defense counsel Am-
non Zichroni Sunday in an ap-
parent dispute over how the
defense shoud be conducted.
Zichroni said he would not
withdraw from the case unless
asked to by his client, and then on-
ly with the court's consent.
Zichroni is reported to have
prepared a purely legal defense at
the trial which will be held in
secret. The defendant's brother,
Meir Vanunu of Boston, demands
that the trial be in an open court,
and insists that the defense focus
mainly on the principles of oppos-
ing nuclear research and weapons
production.
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after Peres left for Cairo, made
clear that his opposition to an in-
ternational conference was as
strong as ever. He stressed
repeatedly that Peres had no man-
date to agree to any undertaking
on the part of Israel and that
whatever resulted from his talks
with Egypt's leaders would have
to be brought before the Cabinet.
Peres, who had two meetings
with Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak and lengthy discussions
with his official host, Egyptian
Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel
Meguid, told reporters on his
return that there was no need for
him to bring the joint statement to
the Cabinet for ratification.
He explained, however, that he
opposed the idea of an interna-
tional conference as a negotiating
forum. The peace talks
themselves must be direct,
without outside intervention, he
said. He said Shamir "has no man-
date to reject such a conference."
PERES AND the Egyptian
leaders agreed in their joint state-
ment that the Middle East conflict
should be resolved in all its
aspects, including the question of
the legitimate rights of the
Palestinian people.
Peres said they also agreed that
the Palestinian representatives
participating in the negotiations
must be persons acceptable to all
of the parties. The Palestine
Liberation Organization was not
mentioned. According to
members of Peres' entourage, this
signified Egypt's understanding
that Israel opposes any role for
the PLO in peace talks.
According to Haaretz cor-
respondent Akiva Eldar, who ac-
companied Peres to Cairo, there is
an understanding that Egypt and
Israel will begin discussions on
preparatory talks, with the par-
ticipation of others to create a list
of acceptable Palestinian
members of a Jordanian-
Palestinian negotiating delgation.
Peres ducked questions of an
impending Labor-Likud split that
could bring down the unity
government. He insisted the joint
communique in Cairo was within
the framework of government
policy and said he would report on
his talks to "the Premier and the
Cabinet."
Earlier, Shamir said he had not
spoken to Peres for nearly two
weeks and had received no reports
from him while he was in Egypt.
"I will not chase him," Shamir
was quoted as saying.
WHILE THE Premier refused
to reach to the Cairo communique
Friday, observers were primed for
an explosive confrontation in the
Cabinet Sunday. But the session
turned out to be "cool but cor-
rect." Shamir and Peres reported
on their respective visits to the
U.S. and Egypt.
What triggered their exchange
was a remark by Likud Deputy
Premier David Levy. After hear-
ing both reports, he said the unity
coalition could not continue
"speaking in two voices."
At that point, the Shamir-Peres
rift emerged. They exchanged
barbs directly rather than through
proxies, as has been the case. Ac-
cording to knowledgeable sources,
their verbal duel was as follows:
SHAMIR: "He who says that
anyone who opposes an interna-
tional conference kills the peace
process should take back his
words."
Peres: "He who accuses me for
wanting a conference of a Soviet
pattern, and that I want to return
to the 1967 borders, he is the one
who should take back his words."
Shamir: "Indeed, he who
presses today for a conference
GOOD-BYE: Israel's Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres waves good-bye at the door of his
private executive jet before boarding for a
AP/Wide World Photo
return flight to Israel. Peres came to Cairo for
two days of talks with President Hosni
Mubarak.
wants to return to the 1967 lines."
(He was referring to Israel's
pre-1967 borders.)
Peres: "He who does the op-
posite kills the peace process."
Shamir: "If you say that you
don't want the 1967 borders, tfien
this meeting was worth its while."
Peres: "You don't understand
the differences between negotia-
tions within an international con-
ference and negotiations which
open with an international
conference."
Shamir: "I believe that the con-
Peres Warns:
ference is a Soviet-Arab idea."
SHAMIR EXPRESSED
"sadness" over the latest
developments. He accused the
Labor Alignment, headed by
Peres, of trying to impose its
views on the rest of the govern-
ment, contrary to the coalition
guidelines.
Peres said he was appalled by
the "ugly campaign" against him.
"There was a rotation in the
Premiership, but not a rotation in
policy," he said, adding that he
would continue to work toward an
international conference, and
whoever wanted to stop him
should bring the matter before the
Cabinet for a vote.
The consensus after the Cabinet
session was that the present crisis
has subsided and the national uni-
ty government will remain intact
for the time being.
In fact, it seemed apparent on
Friday that Likud in particular
wants to avoid a break. MK Ron-
nie Milo, a close aide to Shamir,
played down the importance of
Peres' talks in Egypt. "The moun-
tain has produced a mouse," he
said.
Don't Reject Peace Conference
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Knesset opened debate
Wednesday on an interna-
tional conference for Middle
East peace. The session,
marked by an angry ex-
change between Vice
Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres and
Likud MK Ronnie Milo, a
close aide to Premier Yit-
zhak Shamir, underlined the
growing rancor between
Labor and Likud over the
issue.
The possibility of a coalition
crisis was heightened when
Shamir warned that if "other par-
ties" persisted in advocating an
international conference, it could
lead to the downfall of the Labor-
Likud unity government. Sources
at the Prime Minister's Office
quoted Shamir as saying such a
forum was "the stupidest idea"
ever promoted in Israeli foreign
policy.
PERES, who returned from
meetings with President Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt in Cairo two
weeks ago with an agreement by
both countries to advance an in-
ternational conference, appeared
in the Knesset to address two op-
position motions on the subject.
One, by the Citizens Rights Move-
ment (CRM), supported a con-
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tion for Hungarian Culture, which
seeks to restore the Dohany
Synagogue of Budapest and pro-
vide other assistance to the
Jewish community of Hungary.
ference while the other, by the
Tehiya Party, was opposed.
Peres warned that to reject the
international conference option
would be to kill chances of pro-
gress toward peace. He recalled
he has said this at many public
forums when he was Premier and
that his position was accepted by
the government and Knesset.
He accused Shamir of being dis-
ingenuous by pretending now that
this is a departure from govern-
ment policy.
PERES TOLD the Knesset, "I
have no intention of withdrawing
from the idea of an international
peace conference." MK Yossi
Sarid of the CRM urged Peres to
"take a few more steps" in the
direction of peace. Tehiya MK
Geula Cohen said Peres should
"face reality," which does not
ajlow for peace.
The session was adjourned for
an hour to allow tempers to cool
after Peres and Milo exchanged
insults. "What have you ever done
for the country?" Peres asked the
Likud MK, who is a Deputy Prime
Minister.
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Friday, March 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Background Report:
Pollard Gets Life,
5 Years for His Wife
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By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Jonathan Pollard, the
former civilian Navy analyst
who pleaded guilty to spying
on the United States for
Israel, was sentenced
Wednesday (March 4) to life
imprisonment.
Chief Judge Aubrey Robinson of
the United States District Court
for the District of Columbia also
sentenced Pollard's wife, Anne
Henderson-Pollard, 26, to two
concurrent five-year terms on
charges of being an accessory to
her husband's espionage activities
and receiving stolen government
material.
The 32-year-old Pollard stood
with his right arm behind his wife
as the sentences were being pro-
nounced. When Robinson an-
nounced the life sentence, Mrs.
Pollard yelled "No, no" and fell to
the floor.
WHEN HER sentence was pro-
nounced she collapsed again,
screaming. She could be heard
screaming after being taken from
the courtroom.
U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova
indicated that neither Pollard had
a chance for parole and both
would have to serve their full
sentences.
Robinson sentenced the two
Pollards after three hours of
testimony in which husband and
wife pleaded for mercy for each
other and expressed their mutual
love.
"I pray to God every day that
I'll be reunited with my husband,"
Mrs. Pollard said. "That's all I live
for."
She wept through much of the
Neo-Nazis
Encouraged
By Recent Vote
BONN (JTA) A political
party that polls just 0.06 percent
of the popular vote in a national
election would seem to be headed
for oblivion. But the neo-Nazi Na-
tional Democratic Party (NPD)
took encouragement from that
showing in January's Bundestag
elections and will participate in
upcoming local elections, its
leaders have announced.
NPD was heartened because
under federal law any party which
exceeds 0.05 percent in an elec-
tion is eligible for generous public
funding. The 250,000 votes cast
for the NPD translates into
several million Marks. This will
allow it to broaden its organiza-
tional structure and advance its
political activities.
NPD is expected to enter can-
didates in the state elections in
Hesse, Bremen and possibly
Hamburg.
Although the leaders concede
they have little chance of winning
seats in those legislatures, par-
ticipation in the elections will give
the NPD a chance to show it has
solid, though marginal, support
among the electorate.
Of the several neo-Nazi political
groups in the Federal Republic,
the NPD is the most "respec-
table" and the oldest. It had some
success in State parliamentary
elections in the 1970s, but soon
faded and presently holds no seats
in any legislative body.
hearing and appeared to be in pain
from a gastrointestinal disorder
from which she suffers. The hear-
ing was recessed twice to allow
her to receive medical attention.
RICHARD HIBEY, Mr.
Pollard's lawyer, argued that
while there was "no excuse" for
what Pollard did there was "no in-
tent" to harm the U.S. and there
was no damage done to the U.S.
He said the information was not
given to an enemy of the U.S., but
to a country that "except for
England and Canada, is our
closest ally."
But Assistant U.S. Attorney
Charles Leeper argued that the
information did damage the U.S.,
as Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger noted in classified in-
formation presented to the court.
He said Pollard was a "very
dangerous man" and if not given a
long sentence could still provide
classified information from his
memory.
Pollard told Robinson that while
he now knew he was wrong to
break the law, "I was not inten-
ding to hurt the United States,
but to help an ally. What I did may
benefit this country in the long
run."
IN NEWSPAPER interviews.
Pollard said he acted because he
found that the U.S. was not pro-
viding Israel with information
about arms going to its Arab
neighbors and endangering the
existence of the Jewish State.
But he said Wednesday he now
realizes he should have taken his
concerns through the channels on

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AP/Wide World Photo
BETTER DA YS: Convicted spy Jonathan Jay
Pollard and his wife are shown at President
Reagan's Inaugural Ball in 1985. Pollard said
Friday (Mar. 6) that 'extremely detailed' re-
quests for U.S. military intelligence from his
Israeli handlers suggested a 'highly coor-
dinated' espionage effort by Israel. Pollard
also said he did not give Israel any informa-
tion regarding the U.S. National Security
Council's operations in Israel.
the Navy and as far as the Presi-
dent rather than commit an illegal
act.
Pollard said that he not only
broke his trust as a government
employee, but an even more im-
portant trust, to his wife. "Unfor-
tunately, I sacrificed her, in-
advertently ... on the altar of
political ideology," he said.
Both Pollards stressed that
although Mrs. Pollard knew what
her husband was doing, she had
not participated in his espionage
activities. She said she became in-
volved when after he knew his es-
pionage had been uncovered, he
called her, using a previously ar-
ranged codeword, and she sought
to get rid of the government
papers in their apartment.
Both Pollards stressed that they
were sorry that their activities has
caused harm to U.S.-Israeli rela-
tions. Mr. Pollard "undertook his
actions because he believed he
was doing good for both the
United States and Israel," his
wife said.
SHE SAID that after her hus-
band called her on Nov. 18, 1985,
she turned to her husband's
handler, Israeli Air Force Col.
Aviem Sella for help.
This allowed the Israelis involv-
ed to leave the country. A U.S.
court on Tuesday indicted Sella,
recently named commander of a
major Israeli airbase, on three
charges of espionage. He is not
expected to stand trial, unless he
returns to the U.S.
Robinson indicated that Mrs.
Pollard had harmed her case by
her appearance on CBS-TV's "60
minutes" last Sunday. He also in-
dicated that Pollard had violated
the judge's order to clear all
statements he made with the
Navy in his interview with The
Jerusalem Post.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 13, 1987
For 'Minor' Holiday, Purim Brings Joy to Many Ages
By SIMON GRIVER
According to Jewish tradi-
tion, Purim is a "minor"
festival. Yet if the con-
spicuousness of celebration
is a measure of significance,
then visitors to Israel are
left with the impression that
Purim is one of the most im-
portant holidays, as the na-
tion dons its Purim
costumes and exuberantly
flaunts them in the streets.
To be sure, all Jewish festivals
take on a more visible dimension
in Israel. On Yom Kippur there is
an eerie silence in the streets as
few people, and not a single mov-
ing car can be seen. During Suk-
koth, small wooden cubicles
sprout up at the sides of apart-
ment buildings and on balconies,
while on Independence Day there
is literally dancing in the streets.
PURIM, perhaps even more
than on Independence Day, is a
time for letting one's hair down.
In the weeks preceding the
festival, parents begin to prepare
or purchase Purim costumes, a
sacred task that no conscientious
parent can avoid. So proud are the
children of their garb, that in the
week prior to Purim many
youngsters can already be spotted
in the streets sporting their
costumes.
By far, the most popular outfits
are the traditional Queen Esthers
and Mordechais, but other
children prefer more contem-
porary characters, and the streets
abound with miniature cowboys
and Indians and budding
Supermen and Wonder Women.
Adults are more patient in
awaiting the day itself before put-
ting on their costumes. The coun-
try's diverse cultural mosaic pro-
vides much food for thought, and
often Ashkenazim will dress up as
Orientals, secular Jews as
Hasidim and Jews and Arabs.
POLITICIANS inevitably get
in on the act. Last year, for exam-
ple, Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kollek could be seen riding around
the city on a camel wearing top
Israeli children in Purim garb on the streets of Jerusalem.
hat and tails. Jerusalem, like most
cities, arranges special Purim
events with street theater, puppet
shows and other activities to en-
courage the festive spirit. Several
times in recent years
unseasonably cold weather has
brought snow-storms to
Jerusalem at Purim, making it
seem as if the city itaelf had put on
festive fancy dress.
Jerusalem, like Safad, Tiberias
and other walled cities celebrates
Purim a day after the rest of the
country. Thus Purim in Jerusalem
is called Shushan Purim after the
walled city of Shushan in Persia
which did not receive the good
news of Haman's plan to exter-
minate the Jews until a day after
the rest of the country. Thus while
Israelis from other parts of the
country are whooping it up over
Purim, observant Jerusalemites
are still observing the Fast of
Esther.
But abstinence is superceded by
excess. Tradition has it that at
Purim it is a mitzvah to drink so
much wine that it is not possible to
tell the difference between the
"blessed Mordechai" and the
"cursed Haman." This is not an
entreaty that appeals to Israel's
anti-alcoholism organizations, but
Israelis are no 'great' imbibers of
alcohol, and though some take an
extra tipple for Purim, many na-
tions of the world would be happy
if they could reduce alcoholic con-
sumption to the level of Israelis at
Purim.
MORE POPULAR than wine
are hamentashen, a triangular
shaped pastry which represents
Haman's ears. These are usually
included in the mishloach manot,
parcels of sweets, cakes and other
homemade goodies that are given
as gifts at Purim.
Purim is still officially a working
day, though in recent years more
and more individuals and
organizations have been taking it
as a holiday. Many go to the
synagogue to hear the Book of
Esther read and children are
given carte blanche to drown out
the name of Haman whenever it is
mentioned. Purim is also a time
for fancy dress parties and like
Christmas or New Year in the
West there are usually many par-
ties to choose from.
Practical jokes are popular at
Purim, rather like April Fool's
Day. The newspapers print spoof
editions, and more subtly deceiv-
Continued on Page 12-
Calendar Vagaries
Plus Book of Esther Riddles, Make Purim 'Upside-Down' Festival
By RABBI
NORBERT WEINBERG
day (March 15) which falls
on Adar 14, but in
This year, Jews around the Jerusalem, Jewish heritage
world will celebrate Purim, insists on celebrating on
the Feast of Esther, on Sun- March 16 (Adar 15)
This silver Purim plate is in the form oj a three-sided hamantash,
a triangular shaped pastry which represents Haman's ears.
Haman is leading Mordechai on the Icing's horse. The inscription
reads: "Thus shall it be done to the man whom the King delights to
honor.'(Esther 6:11).
Shushan Purim, the Purim
of the ancient Persian
capital, Susa.
This vagary of the Jewish calen-
dar is but one of many
peculiarities of the festival about
which one can say, in the words of
the Scroll of Esther to describe
this day 24 centuries ago,
venahofoch Hu "It was turned
upside-down."
It is too easy to think of Jewish
teaching and heritage as straight-
laced. Prominent ancient Rabbis
frowned upon levity and light-
heartedness. The prophets cer-
tainly could strike no one as being
humorous; the festivals surely
deal with weighty themes of
liberation, revelation, dedication,
or mourning.
FOR THAT reason, Purim is of
even greater value in setting
aright a lop-sided vision of the
heritage of Israel. The Midrash
Shohar Tov declares, "All the
festivals will be abolished in the
end of days, but Purim will never
be abolished." The statement is a
vital reminder that joyousness
and levity are indelible and
undeniable aspects of humankind.
Purim, by celebrating the triumph
of the innocent over the wicked,
gives legitimate expression to this
essential facet of our nature.
At the heart of the celebration is
the Scroll of Esther, a book, which
from chapter one to the end, is
laden with irregularities and dif-
ficulties. Some thinkers, Gentile
and Jew alike, have had trouble
digesting the work. For Abraham
Geiger, it was in "bad taste and
mean feeling," and Martin Luther
complained, "They Judaize too
much and have too much heathen
corruption."
The book poses many problems.
There is a Persian King,
Ahasuerus, yet there is no record
of such a king having had a wife
named Esther; for that matter, no
Shah of old could pick a wife by
beauty contest the queen had to
be a daughter of one of the seven
noble families of Persia. A search
for reference to a Queen Vashti,
or an adviser Haman, leave us
empty handed.
WHAT OF our hero and
heroine, the bearers of such
classically Jewish names as
Mordechai and Esther? Are these
not rather Marduk and Ishtar, the
god and goddess of Babylonia?
Finally, for a Jewish book, where
is God to be found? Nowhere in
the pages.
What made this book win its
place in the Jewish heart? There is
a feeling of a righting of historical
wrong. Mordechai is "descendant
of Kish, the Benjaminite," and
Haman is an "Agagite." The
story echoes the battle, centuries
earlier, between Saul and Agag,
the Amalekite; the clash between
two courtiers is the metaphor for
the eternal war of Israel against
Amalek the ethical and just
against the devotees of
groundless hatred and malicious
evil.
Certain other lines and images
struck a respondent chord in the
Jewish heart over the centuries.
Haman's accusation, "There is a
certain people scattered abroad
and dispersed ... their laws are
diverse from those of every peo-
ple; neither keep they the king's
law," portend of the accusations
of a Torquemada or a Hitler.
Esther's predicament spoke to
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Friday, March 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Future of Relations with Israel up to Jerusalem
By TAMAR LEVY that il was the valor of the Red
GENEVA fTTAi A Army which was Principally
W Jffi.- l j 7 responsible for the physical sur
Soviet official said here rival of this remnant but what is
Thursday (Mar. 5) that the
future of relations between
the Soviet Union and Israel
is up to Israel. He also in-
dicated that Soviet and
Israeli diplomats are in
"regular" contact at the
United Nations in New
York.
Ambassador Vladimir Lomeiko,
head of the Soviet delegation to
the conference of the United Na-
tions Human Rights Commission,
spoke at a press conference in
response to questions by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency. "The
key for the resumption of
diplomatic relations between the
USSR and Israel is in the Israeli
hands," he said.
LOMEIKO maintained that the
Soviet Union is implementing
widely our policy of letting people
who wish to emigrate do so." He
also claimed that many emigrants
are returning. "They are
thousands," he said.
Asked if the new policy would
allow Jews who immigrated to
Israel to return to the USSR to
visit their families, and Jews in
the Soviet Union to visit their
families in Israel, the Soviet
diplomat replied: "Unfortunately,
we have no diplomatic relations
with Israel or any other contact
which would enable an easier way
of action. All the keys for such
relations are in the hands of
Israel. There are regular contacts
in New York between our
diplomats and Israelis."
Ambassador Pinchas Eliav, the
Israeli envoy to the UN here, said
last Thursday that Israel ap-
preciates the statements by the
Soviet leadership about new ap-
proaches to social and cultural
issues and emigration, but so far
has seen little concrete evidence
of change.
He said while Israel welcomes
the release of a number of Jewish
Prisoners of Conscience, the
overall situation of Soviet Jewry
remains worrisome. He spoke of
the denial to Jews of all forms of
national and cultural expression,
the fact that there are no Jewish
or Hebrew schools, and even a
small private Jewish kindergarten
in Moscow was closed by the
police.
"WE WILL always remember
Koehler Gets Boot
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
German-born John Koehler, who
was a member of the Hitler Youth
as a child, was dismissed from his
White House job last Friday, only
five days after becoming Presi-
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director.
He was sacked by the new
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former Sen. Howard Baker, who
took over from Donald Regan just
a week ago. Baker reportedly told
Koehler that in reorganizing the
White House staff his job
classification might be eliminated.
at stake now is its spiritual and
national existence," Eliav said.
With respect to emigration, the
Israeli envoy said, the new Soviet
regulations "are a mere codifica-
tion of a highly restrictive practice
and in fact even represent a
deterioration of the legal situation
by limiting emigration essentially
to those seeking to reunite with
very close relatives abroad.
"They fail to insure that the de-
mand of hundreds of thousands of
Soviet Jews to be permitted to live
in the Jewish State are granted.
In fact, in the month of February
1987, only 142 could leave the
country, and thus even the asser-
tion that 500 exit permits were
granted in January has yet not
been substantiated," Eliav said.
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Mark Singer
Jessica Diana Dormer
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
MARK SINGER
On Saturday, March 21, Mark
Singer, son of Myra and Rabbi
Merle E. Singer, will be called to
the Torah of Temple Beth El as a
Bar Mitzvah. As an opening Tem-
ple project he will be "twinning"
with Israel Shapiro of the Soviet
Union.
Mark is a seventh grade student
at Boca Middle School and attends
the Temple Beth El Religious
School. Family members sharing
in the Simcha are his brothers,
Jonathan, Jeremy and Michael;
and his grandmothers, Brenda
Singer of Boca Raton and Betty
Sweet of Deerfield Beach. Rabbi
and Mrs. Singer will host a kid-
dush in Mark's honor following
Shabbat morning services.
JESSICA DIANA DONNER
Jessica Diana Donner, daughter
of Susan and Kenneth Donner will
be called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday. As an ongo-
ing Temple project she will be
"Twinning" with Asva Elena
Vaisman of the Soviet Union.
Jessica is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Pine Crest School and at-
tends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Simcha
are her brother Abraham and her
grandmother, Rose R. Siegal of
Delray Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Don-
ner will host a Kiddush in
Jessica's honor following the
Shabbat morning services.
An Explanation Of
Purim For Non-Jews
From the book, Explaining
Judaism to Jews and Christians.
By RABBI
SAMUEL SILVER
Temple Sinai, Delray Beach
Purim
Purim, merriest of Jewish
holidays, occurs either in
February or March.
The word Purim means "lots"
and refers to the manner in which
an ancient Persian bigot, Haman
by name, decided on what day to
carry out his plan to get rid of the
Jewish people. The story is to be
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he was independent until two
years ago.
found in the Book of Esther in the
Bible.
Hainan's wrath was kindled by
the refusal of Mordecai the Jew to
bow down to him or his effigy.
Sensing that the Jewish faith was
hostile to his dictatorship Haman
planned to eliminate the Jews.
How this plot was thwarted
through an act of patriotism on
the part of Mordecai and by the
courageous intercession of
Esther, Mordecai's cousin, who
becomes Queen of Persia, is the
story line of the Biblical volume.
The joyousness of the holiday
observance, which expresses itself
through song and prayers of
thanksgiving, derives from the
relief felt each year over the
triumph over tyranny. Gift-giving
and giving to the poor also mark
the day.
In temples and synagogues, the
Esther story is read from a special
scroll called megillah, at a special
service. In religious schools,
pageants and plays rehearse the
story and at homes special feasts
further underscore the jolly spirit
of the day.
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Friday, March 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
By RABBI
PINCHAS ALOOF
Dclray Beach
Anahei Shalom
Mar. 14
PRIESTLY GARMENTS
Aaron and his sons, Nadab and
Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, were
chosen by G-d to serve as priests.
One of their functions was to keep
the lamps of the Menorah burning
continually in the Sanctuary, the
oil for the lamps being provided by
the members of the general com-
munity. When officiating in the
Sanctuary the priests were to
wear special garments but Aaron,
as High Priest, was to be robed in
the following distinctive
vestments made by skilled
craftsmen:
(i) THE EPHOD a short gar-
ment worn round the body under
the arms reaching down to the
waist. It was made of the same
material as the curtains and veil of
the Tabernacle with the addition
of golden thread woven into the
fabric. The front and back were
clasped together on the shoulders
by two onyx stones, on each of
which were engraved the names
of six of the tribes of Israel
denoting that Aaron was the
representative of the entire
community.
(ii) THE BREASTPLATE OF
JUDGMENT a piece of similar
material doubled over at the bot-
tom to form a pouch of about 9 in-
ches square. The upper part was
fastened by two golden chains to
the shoulders of the ephod, and
the lower by two golden rings
bound by threads of blue to two
corresponding rings in the ephod.
The most important part of the
breastplate were the twelve
precious stones set in four rows,
three in a row, corresponding to
the twelve tribes, each stone be-
ing engraved with the name of one
of the tribes. These stones pro-
bably constituted the Urim and
the Thummim (lit. 'the lights and
perfection'). The High Priest,
wearing the breastplate with
these stones, pronounced judg-
ment on matters brought before
him.
(iii) ROBE OF THE EPHOD -
made entirely of blue material, it
was a large sleeveless garment
worn underneath the Ephod. It
had an opening at the top, to be
drawn over the head, the edge of
which was reinforced by a border
of woven work to prevent its tear-
ing. Its fringe was adorned with
pomegranate-shaped bells of
richly-colored material, alter-
nating with golden bells. The
sounding of the bells indicated to
the people in the Court that the
High Priest was performing his
duties within the Tabernacle.
(iv) THE MITRE a turban of
linen, to the front of which a plate
of pure gold was attached,
engraved with the words 'Holy to
the L-rd.' The High Priest wore
the mitre whenever he officiated,
for it was he who secured Divine
acceptance of the offerings
brought to G-d.
(v) Aaron's other garments con-
sisted of a woven tunic, girdle and
breeches, all made of linen. The
oridinary priests wore only the
tunic, girdle, breeches and a head-
dress (instead of the mitre).
CONSECRATION OF THE
PRIESTS
The consecration of Aaron and
his sons was confirmed by a
number of symbolic acts. Aaron
was arrayed by Moses in his robes
and his head was anointed with
oil; then came the investiture of
the ordinary priests. Various
sacrifices were brought for atone-
ment and dedication and various
offerings were placed on the
priests' hands, for waving before
the altar, and finally burnt to sym-
bolize their authority to offer
sacrifices. These rites were
repeated daily for seven days.
The priests were charged with
the duty of bringing, on behalf of
the whole community.
THE ALTAR OF INCENSE
Made of acacia wood, this altar
was overlaid with pure gold,
measured 1 foot 6 inches square
and 3 feet high, and was provided
with four golden rings and poles
of acacia wood for transport. The
altar of incense stood in the Holy
Place outside the veil covering the
Holy of Holies, and was used each
morning and evening solely for
the burning of incense, prepared
in the prescribed manner.
SHABBAT SHALOM
Mar. 24-Kee Tissa
Further Requirements For The
Sanctuary
Whenever a census was taken of
male Israelites over the age of 20
(who thereupon became liable for
military service) each man, rich or
poor, was to make a token pay-
ment of half-a-shekel (weight) of
silver in atonement for any tran-
sgression he may have commited;
the silver was used in the con-
struction of the Sanctuary. A
brazen laver or basin was to be
made for Aaron and his sons to
wash their hands and feet before
their ministrations the laver
stood in the Court between the
altar of burnt-offering and the en-
trance to the Sanctuary. Oil com-
pounded of four prescribed
aromatic herbs mixed with olive
oil, for anointing the priests and
vessels, and incense made from
selected sweet spices, some placed
in front of the Ark, were to be
prepared for sacred use.
Bezalel of the tribe of Judah,
and Oholiab of the tribe of Dan,
were Divinely called to apply their
skill in craftsmanship and super-
vise the work of construction.
Although the building of the
tabernacle was of the highest im-
portance, it could not supersede
the observance of the Sabbath,
and the people were commanded
that all work must cease on that
day.
The Golden Calf
Moses had been on Mt. Sinai for
40 days and 40 nights, and the
people, fearing that he would
never return, clamored for a visi-
ble object of worship. They induc-
ed Aaron to fashion a molten im-
age of a golden calf out of their
golden ear-rings, and brought
burnt and peace offerings to their
idol, around which they sang and
danced. G-d's anger was aroused
and He sent Moses down from the
mount telling him of Israel's sin,
and declaring that He would
destroy the treacherous people
but would make of Moses a great
nation. Moses entreated G-d to be
merciful and not give the Egyp-
tians the opportunity of gloating
over the Israelites' misfortune,
but to recall His covenant with the
Patriarchs. On hearing this plea,
G-d altered His decision.
Descending from the mountain
with the two tables of the Law
engraved by G-d on stone, Moses
heard the cries of revelry,
witnessed the disgraceful
behavior of the people and dashed
the tables to the ground. He then
destroyed the calf by fire, ground
it into powder which he threw into
the stream from which he made
the people drink, and reproached
Aaron who pleaded that he had
been forced to carry out the peo-
ple's demands. Moses called on all
his supporters to rally round him
and the Levites made an im-
mediate response-at his command
they went through the camp, slay-
ing about three thousand
ringleaders. Moses' love and com-
passion for his people led him to
implore G-d to forgive them; for if
they were destroyed he had no
desire to live. The reply was that
only the actual sinners would be
punished but, in view of Moses' in-
tercession,' the people would be
led to the Promised Land by His
messenger since G-d, Himself,
could not dwell among a rebellious
people. On hearing of this the
Israelites mourned and stripped
off their ornaments as a sign of
grief.
Moses pitched his tent outside
the camp (which had been defiled
by the Golden Calf) with Joshua
alone in attendance. In intimate
communication with G-d he asked
for a revelation of the Divine at-
tributes to assist him in leading
and guiding the people. G-d
assured him that He would show
mercy and lead the people into the
Land, for Moses had personally
found favor in His eyes. In reply
to a further request that he behold
the Divine Glory, Moses was told
that no mortal could see G-d and
live but, from a cleft in the rock,
was allowed a glimpse of the
Divine radiance.
The Second Tables of Stone
Again Moses went up alone into
the mountain carrying with him
two other tables of stone which
G-d had commanded him to
prepare. G-d descended in a cloud,
revealed Himself as the L-rd of
mercy, kindness and truth, and
renewed His covenant with Israel
by repeating the chief command-
ments previously given, including
the prohibition against idolatry,
the observance of the Pilgrim
Festivals, and the holiness of the
Sabbath.
G-d Himself wrote the Ten Com-
mandments on the two tables of
stone, whilst Moses recorded the
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40 days and 40 nights on the
mountain during which he neither
ate nor drank, Moses returned to
the camp. His face shone with a
Divine glow and the people feared
to look at him but he reassured
them and communicated to
Aaron, the elders, and the whole
assembly, all the words of the L-rd
which he had heard on Mt. Sinai.
After he had finished speaking,
Moses covered his face with a veil
and thereafter removed it only
when he entered G-d's presence or
delivered His message to the
people.
Shabbat Shalom
Haphtarah
Shabbat, Parah, Esekiel XXX-
VI, 16-38
Read on the first or second Sab-
bath after Purim a few weeks
before Passover, when the
Paschal Lamb was offered in
Temple times. It could not be
brought by an Israelite who was
ceremonially unclean and the
Haphtarah stresses the impor-
tance of physical and moral
purity.
Because Israel defiled the land
through idolatry, says the pro-
phet, they were scattered among
the nations who assumed that G-d
was unable to protect His own
people. To vindicate His honor He
would restore them to their land.
'sprinkle clean water upon them,'
and implant a new heart and
spirit. Cleansed of their iniquities
the land will become a garden of
Eden and all nations will
recognize G-d's power.
The additional reading of the
Law is taken from Numbers XIX,
1-22, which deals with the
sacrifice of the Red Heifer and the
ceremony of purification.
Witness: He
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Beach MD's Say:
Elderly, Privileged Dying of AIDS
Continued from Page 1
crucial to the function of cell-
mediated immunity" one of the
body's two mechanisms for
fighting off infection, says
Herbst.
THE IMPORTANCE of
recognizing the dermatological
disorders is that "If the
manifestations of the virus that
occur before the immunological
abnormalities set in can be iden-
tified by a physician, perhaps in
the future we can direct therapy,"
suggests Herbst.
Recognizing AIDS victims is
further complicated by the fact
that, according to Resnick, "Peo-
ple are dying and it's being kept a
secret. The cause of death is not
reported as being AIDS" because
the victims have high standing in
the community and the disease
carries a great deal of stigma
along with its diagnosis.
The answer to the very serious
problem of AIDS is, obviously, to
find a cure or a preventive vac-
cine, but this goal is being
hampered by the apathy of the
public and politicians, contends
Resnick.
"The money and attention ap-
portioned to research are propor-
tionate to the amount of time re-
quired to find a cure," he explains.
"The reality of the world is that
most people don't give a damn.
They don't want to get involved
because they're scared," says
Resnick.
IN FACT, there is plenty to be
scared of.
"The people who are infected go
off and live the rest of their lives
in solitude and secrecy," states
Resnick. And a person who tests
positive for the AIDS antibodies
might not develop the syndrome
itself for ten years or longer.
"It would do no good for me to
round up the young and tell them
that they have to have sex in a
particular way for the rest of their
lives," says Resnick.
"Safe sex" is in actuality only
"safer sex" because no form of
prevention is 100 percent effec-
tive, and testing, according to
Resnick, is not a solution for the
general public because the test
results can be negative one day,
and positive the next day, week,
or year.
"YOU WOULD have to be
Premier of 'Hats Off to The Movies
L-O-V-E-S, the newly formed
local vocals of Abbey, Bonaire and
Deauville residents, "Lilting
Oriole Villages Enthralling
Songsters," will present a salute
to movie musicals, "Hats off to
the Movies," on March 21 at 8
p.m. at Bonaire Clubhouse and
March 22 at 8 p.m. at the
Deauville Clubhouse.
Tickets are $1 per person for
each performance and are now
available at the Bonaire and
Deauville Clubhouses.
Members of the former Abbey
Choral Group, in part, have ioined
the new singing group under the
direction of Irene Marks and
musical associate director Evelyn
Hillman.
New to the group, on keyboards
is Elliot Weiner.
Hit movies featuring Al Jolson,
George M. Cohan, Judy Garland,
Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers, the
Andrew Sisters and films like Fid-
dler on the Roof, Forty Second
Street, Casablanca, My Fair Lady
and other excerpts are among the
performance interpretations
given by the L-O-V-E-S.
Eban To Head Knesset Inquiry
Into Pollard Spy Case
Continued from Page 1-A
Knesset Monday that "hysteria
fanned in Israel" could "infect the
United States to Israel's great
detriment." He claimed that
criticism of the government's
handling of the affair by members
of the Knesset committee and
others seemed sharper than
criticism voiced in the U.S.
Eban dismissed that argument
and informed the Premier of his
committee's intention to launch a
probe. The stiff sentence imposed
on Pollard, a former civilian in-
telligence analyst employed by the
U.S. Navy, indicated to many
Israelis Washington's severe
displeasure with Israel in the
affair.
American anger is focused on
the appointment of Air Force Col.
Aviem Sella to the command of
one of Israel's largest air bases
only a few days before Pollard
was sentenced. According to
Pollard's testimony, he was
recruited by Sella and received his
espionage assignments from him.
Sella was indicted in absentia for
espionage by a federal grand jury
in Washington last week.
ANOTHER KEY figure in the
affair, former Mossad operative
Rafael Eitan, was recently
rewarded with the chairmanship
of Israel Chemicals, the largest
government-owned corporation
here. Eitan hewied Pollard's es-
pionage unit, "Lekem," now
disbanded.
Eban told reporters Monday the
subcommittee investigation would
MK Abba Eban
mark the first time a body of the
Knesset acted similarly to a U.S.
Senate committee probing mat-
ters of urgent public concern. He
said the Premier's assertion that
the matter was "closed" made it
all the more important for the
Knesset to conduct its own
inquiry.
The Pollard affair is of deep con-
cern to Israelis and Jews overseas
and can hardly be dismissed as
hysteria, Eban said.
MEANWHILE, three motions
of non-confidence in the govern-
ment will be introduced in the
Knesset Tuesday by the opposi-
tion Citizens Rights Movement,
Mapam and the Progressive List
for Peace. But no serious defec-
tions are expected from coalition
MKs, despite a strong sense of
dissatisfaction among them
tested every day," he says, "and
even the test has its inherent pit-
falls," meaning that the test is not
always accurate.
"A cure is not going to happen
until millions of people decide to
do something about it, but the
chance of that happening before
millions of people die is slim to
none.
'The government is not pushing,
and the young kids of today will be
inheriting this problem they
will either live in the remnants of
a plague-devastated society, or
become actively involved in sway-
ing our political leaders into deal-
ing with the problem," contends
Resnick.
"The Jewish community is
becoming just as heavily at risk as
anyone else," he adds, "and it
behooves them to get involved."
RESNICK, who has en-
countered the classic problem of a
prophet in his own land, whom no
one will pay attention to, says that
he is still inspired to continue his
fight.
"I haven't eaten more than one
meal a day for over a month,"
says Dr. Resnick, who had slept
only one hour the night before,
because of his involvement with
the AIDS research.
"I've been up against the wall
all the bigotry, all the political
nonsense and pure hatred, but
yes, I'm still inspired.
"I feel like Custer at his last
stand I keep seeing arrows go
through people and I can't do
anything about it."
"The two most frustrating
things for me have been watching
young people die before my eyes
and then confronting the apathy
of the people who could effect a
change."
Or, to put Dr. Resnick's
message into the language of
literature rather than science,
"Ask not for whom the bell tolls,
it tolls for thee."
Coco Wood Lakes
Choraleers
The 30-voice West Delray Coco
Wood Lakes Choraleers have
been invited to perform at the
Boca Raton segment of Retired
Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP's) 1987 recognition and
awards breakfast on Thursday,
March 19 at 8:45 a.m. at the Boca
Raton Community Center, 150
NW Crawford Blvd.
The following evening, March
20 at 8:30 p.m., the Choraleers
will perform at the First United
Methodist Church, 625 N.E. se-
cond Street.
The singing seniors will also
entertain at 2 p.m. on March 27 at
the Mae Volen Senior Center,
1515 Palmetto Park Road, West,
Boca Raton. A performance at the
Health Center at Abbey Delray
South, will be held April 24 at 2:30
p.m.
The musical group, comprising
retired residents of West Delray,
Coco Woods, is under the direc-
tion of retired New York City den-
tist Dr. Myron Rothenberg.
Additional performances by the
Choraleers are now being schedul-
ed. For further information, con-
tact Jack M. Levine at 498-1564.
Grieving Time Lecture
Anne M. Brooks, author of a
book called "The Grieving Time,"
will lecture between 9-10:30 a.m.
on Thursday, March 19 at the Mae
Volen Senior Center, 1615 West
Palmetto Park Road, Classroom
No. 2. To register, call 395-8920,
ext. 222. The lecture is free and
open to all.
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and agencies.
Harvard Medical School
Professor Visits FAU
Dr. Ary Goldberger, a professor
at Harvard Medical School and
coordinator of the Arrhythmia
Laboratory at Beth Israel
Hospital in Boston, shared some
of his research findings on the
dynamics of the heartbeat during
a recent visit to Florida Atlantic
University.
Dr. Goldberger discussed his re-
cent work in an informal seminar
on the "Nonlinear Dynamics of
the Heartbeat" during a visit to
the Center for Complex Systems
at FAU's Boca Raton Campus.
The center's director, Dr. Scott
Kelso, who holds FAU's Eminent
Scholar's Chair in Science, said
that, "Dr. Goldberger's research
is of interest to us because we at
the Center for Complex Systems
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Israel To Learn Many Bitter state Dep't. Didn't Dissuade Carter from Visiting Syria
Lessons from Handler's Role
In Pollard Spy Case
Continued from Page 1
operation."
"The (Pollard) trial was not the
trial of a nation, but of an in-
dividual," Vice Premier and
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
said Thursday, reacting to the
news of the stiff sentences.
HE NOTED that Israel had
"made it clear before the trial"
that Pollard's case was a big
mistake. "The error was big, but
it remains an individual case, and
I would not draw any collective
responsibility from it."
He added that he hoped "it
would never happen again," and
that indeed is the lesson learned
from the affair.
Pollard, a former U.S. Navy
civilian analyst, pleaded guilty to
the spying charges after his arrest
in 1985. In Jerusalem Thursday,
Labor MK Abba Eban, chairman
of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs
and Security Committee, and its
former chairman, Likud MK
Eliahu Ben-Elissar, agreed that
the case had damaged Israel's
special relationship with the U.S.
"This might be the toughest time
in the history of Israel's foreign
relations," said Eban, a former
Foreign Minister.
HE STRESSED the "terrible
responsibility" of those who had
mounted the Pollard spy opera-
tion. He demanded that the
government explain why it ap-
pointed one of them, Rafi Eitan,
to the prestigious civilian post of
chairman of Israel Chemicals and
why another, Air Force Col.
Aviem Sella, recently was
promoted.
Ben-Elissar, once a Mossad
operative, called for a thorough
investigation of the role of Israelis
in Pollard's spy operation.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir, the
Likud leader, went on record last
week as opposed to any further
inquiry.
"I do not underestimate the
gravity of the damage" to
U.S.-Israel relations, Ben-Elissar
said. He said it would be long-
lasting and that the "aspect of
dual loyalties" would be harmful
for American Jews.
MK MORDECHAI Virshubski
of the Shinui Party demanded the
resignations of Ariel Sharon and
Moshe Arens, Minister of Com-
merce and Industry and Minister-
Without-Portfolio respectively in
the unity coalition. Both are
former Defense Ministers and Vir-
shubski said they should leave the
Cabinet because of their previous
ministerial responsibility for set-
ting up the "Lekem" intelligence
unit which drafted Pollard.
Lekem, headed by Eitan, has
|since been disbanded. Yossi Sarid
of the Citizens Rights Movement
^CRM) urged that Eitan be fired
from Israel Chemicals.
The National Religious Party
ieclared that all those responsible
lust be held to account as Israel
sriginally promised the U.S. The
JRP seemed to be referring
[specifically to Col. Sella who has
Ibeen described as Pollard's
I'handler."
The media expressed sorrow for
I Pollard and his wife. Some
I newspapers blamed U.S. Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger for
I Pollard's life sentence because of
his testimony to the court that
Pollard's espionage severely com-
| promised U.S. intelligence.
BEN-ELISSAR had no
[criticism of the American judicial
Jonathan Pollard
process. "However much it hurts
to say this, the Pollards were
traitors to their country, and I say
this even though it was my coun-
try that benefitted from their
treachery," he said.
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
The State Department
maintains that it has not
tried to dissuade former
President Carter from
visiting Syria when he goes
to the Middle East this
week.
At the same time, Department
deputy spokesperson Phyllis
Oakley stressed that Carter was
no doubt "aware" of the Reagan
Administration's policy of having
limited contact with Syria.
"President Carter is a private
citizen," Oakley said. "He makes
his own decisions. We're confi-
dent that he's aware of our policy
toward Syria."
SHE WAS responding to a
published report that the Ad-
ministration tried to persuade
Carter not to go to Syria on his
forthcoming trip, which will in-
clude visits to Israel, Egypt, Jor-
dan and Algeria.
"It's not for us to object or not
to object" if Carter decides to go
to Damascus, Oakley said.
She said that the Reagan Ad-
ministration announced last
November 14 a policy of "limiting
our political and economic" con-
tacts with Syria because of Syria's
support of terrorism. This includ-
ed "prohibition on high-level visits
between Syrian and U.S.
officials."
This does not apply to Carter
since the ex-President is not a
government official, Oakley
noted. She added that there was
no prohibition on U.S. citizens
traveling to Syria.
CARTER, who helped bring
about the 1978 Camp David
agreements between Israel and
Egypt, has kept up his interest in
the Mideast since leaving office.
His current trip to the Mideast
will be under the auspices of the
Carter Center at Emory Universi-
ty, Atlanta.
Oakley said that the State
Department briefed Carter on the
countries he will visit. She did not
know whether he would report
back to the State Department on
his findings, but noted that the
Department "encourages" visits
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Organizations
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
B'rith Women, Boca Raton
Chapter, will hold a luncheon and
meeting for paid-up 1987-88
members on Monday at noon at
Temple Sinai, Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach.
Reservations are needed. Call
Sarah, 483-0429 or Mimi
482-0621.
Wednesday is "Jai-Alai" day at
West Palm Beach for B'nai
B'rith Women of Boca Raton.
Transportation, entrance
charge, program, lunch and
gratuities are included with your
ticket.
Bus leaves Boca Lakes
Clubhouse at 10:30 a.m. For
reservations, call Natalie,
482-2224 or Esther, 482-8860.
MAE VOLEN SENIOR
CENTER
Writer's Workshop
Anne M. Brooks, author of
children's books, The Grieving
Time, and a wide variety of non-
fiction projects will conduct a
writers workshop from 2-3:30
p.m. on Thursday, March 19 in
Classroom No. 2 at the Mae Volen
Senior Center, 1515 West Palmet-
to Park Rd. Focus on style and
methods of getting published.
Limited to 10 people. Free. To
register, call 395-8920 ext. 222.
Volunteer
Craftapersona Wanted
Jewelry Designing Class
The Mae Volen Senior Center
needs master craftspersons to
work as volunteers learning and
sharing the art of jewelry design-
ing and candlemakin?.
The Senior Center announces
that a class on Jewelry Designing
will begin in the middle of March.
Candle-making class will begin
March 21 from 1-3 p.m. at the
Senior Center, 1515 W. Palmetto
Park Road. To register, call
Joanne at 395-8920.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
The Del Pointe Chapter of
Women's American ORT will
meet Tuesday at Temple Sinai,
2745 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray, at
12:30 p.m.
There will be entertainment and
refreshments. New members are
welcome. For information, call
Betty 499-2466.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
Lakeside Chapter of Women's
American ORT will have a Har-
bor Island Spa trip on April
28-May 1. The cost will be $199
and up, per person, double oc-
cupancy. This trip is open to
everyone: singles, couples,
husbands, non-members. All are
welcome. For more information,
please call Florence Goodman,
272-9675, chairperson of the trip.
WOMEN'S LEAGUE
FOR ISRAEL
Nathanya South Chapter of
Women's League for Israel will
hold its regular monthly meeting
at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at Patch
Reef Park Community Center,
2000 Yamato Road, Boca Raton,
just west of Military Trail.
A surprise musical program is
planned. Refreshments (continen-
tal breakfast) will be served.
Members, prospective members
and friends are invited and
welcome.
For further information, call
Helen, 498-3207; Norma,
499-4432; or Ruth, 498-3167.
NATIONAL COUNCIL
OF JEWISH WOMEN
South Point Section, National
Council of Jewish Women, will
hold a gala luncheon and card par-
ty on March 27 at noon. The affair
will be at the Holiday Inn
< 'ammo Real, 1229 East Atlantic
Ave. in Delray Beach.
Tickets are $15 each, and in-
clude a buffet, luncheon music,
prizes and an afternoon of games
including bridge, canasta, Man
Jong, etc. Men are welcome. For
further information, telephone
265-2139.
SISTERHOOD
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sponsoring a Luncheon and
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March 25 at noon. For more infor-
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Silver. This was featured as a reinvestment seminar and was at-
tended by 120 people. The speaker was Jerome Gleekel, who gave
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successful and produced $88,000 for the State of Israel. This was a
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Friday, March 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11 "
Ballet Auditions
1
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
The Men's Club of Temple An-
shei Shalom at 7099 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach will sponsor a
breakfast/meeting on Sunday,
March 22 at 9:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be from
Southern Bell. His topic will be
"The Welfare and Safety of
Senior Citizens." Slides will be
shown and a question and answer
period will follow. For informa-
tion call 495-0466.
ANSHEI EMUNA
"Vaykel Pekude
The Weekly Torah Portion"
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the theme
"Vaykel Pekude The Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
March 28 at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
The Se'udat Shl'isht with the
Rabbi's D'var Torah in Yiddish
will be celebrated in conjunction
with the Sabbath Twilight Minyon
Services.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law" (Shulchan
Oruch) led by Rabbi Sacks begin
at 7:30 a.m. preceeding the Daily
Morning Minyon Services and at 5
p.m. in conjunction with the Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs. Lucille
Cohen, Dr. Nathan Jacobs and
Mrs. Nora Kalish are the
Chairpersons of the Membership
Committee.
For further information call
499-9229.
TEMPLE EMETH
A Purim Shpiel will be
presented by the Temple Emeth,
Delray Beach Choir under the
direction of Anne Katz, assisted
by Marcia Mittlemen on Sunday at
7 p.m. Max Willner, a singing
humorist will be featured. The
pianist will be Eleanor Grief.
Purim refreshments will be
served.
Purim Services will be held at
Temple Emeth, Delray Beach, on
Saturday evening at 6:45 p.m. and
Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. The
Megillah will be read at both
services.
At the Monday Lecture Series
of Temple Emeth, Delray Beach,
at 10 a.m. the subject will be
"Dramatic Readings in Yiddish
and English." The lecturer will be
Ann Geneles. President of
Hebrew Club and Vice President
of Yiddish Culture Club.
A Passover Institute will be con-
ducted at Temple Emeth, Delray
Beach, by Rabbi Elliot J.
Winograd on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Instructions will be given on how
to conduct a Passover Seder, and
a Mock Seder will be supervised.
Synagogue Services
At the Temple Emeth, Delray
Beach, Sabbath Services on
March 13, 14, the subjects of the
sermons of Rabbi Elliot J.
Winograd will be as follows:
Friday Evening: "Remember
the Jewish Alamo"
Saturday morning: "The Nation
of Amalek."
TEMPLE SINAI
Temple Sinai Shabbat services
will begin at 8:15 p.m. on March
20. Rabbi Samuel Silver's sermon
will be "Adar and Nisan." Na-
tional Commander Edwin
Goldwaaser will be guest speaker
this evening. Cantor Elaine
Shapiro will be in attendance.
Saturday morning services,
March 21 will be held at 10 a.m.
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach, is
open for new membership. If you
are not affiliated with any Tem-
ple, contact our membership
chairperson, 276-6161.
Temple Sinai is running a night
out at Pompano Raceway on
Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. The^
price of $12.50 includes a full
course dinner, grandstand admis-
sion, tax and gratuity, free park-
ing, reserved grandstand mez-
zanine, official program and a
race in the name of our Temple.
Contact Jerry Gilbert at 499-5563
or the Temple at 276-6161 for
tickets and information.
Temple Sinai is running their
Annual Golf Tournament at the
new Polo Club at Boca Raton, golf
pro-Don Beatti, Thursday, April
2. Price $75 per golfer which in-
cludes lunch, dinner, golf carts
and green fees. Call 276-6161 for
reservations.
Temple Sinai will conduct
Duplicate Bridge games on Thurs-
day evenigns at 7:30 p.m. These
games are sanctioned by ACBL
and master points will be award-
ed. Fee $2 per person,
refreshments will be served and
open to the public. For further in-
formation call Jack Alter,
498-0946.
Temple Sinai in coordination
with Herzl Institute will present
the last in the lecture series, April
8 at 2 p.m. entitled "The Bintle
Brif." The speaker, William
Stern, is past president of Jewish
Daily Forward and Past General
Secretary of the Workmen's Cir-
cle. These lectures are free and
open to the public. For informa-
tion call Temple office 276-6161.
Brotherhood
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai announces its final revue for
1987, Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
Touch of Class-Light in Heart, il-
lusion combined with music. Seats
are reserved. Tickets are $5. For
information call 276-6161.
ANSHEI EMUNA
Vayikra
The Weekly Torah Portion
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the theme
"Vayikra The Weekly Torah
Biblical Portion" at the Sabbath
Morning Service on Saturday,
April 4 commencing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
The Se'udat Shl'isht with the
Rabbi's D'var Torah in Yiddish
will be celebrated in conjunction
with the Sabbath Twilight Minyon
Services.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law" (Shulchan
Oruch) led by Rabbi Sacks begin
at 7:30 a.m. preceeding the Daily
Morning Minyon Services and at 5
p.m. in conjunction with the Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs. Lucille
Cohen, Dr. Nathan Jacobs and
Mrs. Nora Kalish are the chairper-
sons of the Membership
Committee.
For further information call
499-9229.
TEMPLE BETH EMETH
Temple Emeth, Delray Beach,
will present its Fifth Annual Can-
torial Concert on Sunday, March
22, at 8 p.m. Cantor David Bagley
of Toronto, Cantor David Fisher
of Israel and Cantor Zvi Adler of
Temple Emeth will be par-
ticipants. For inquiries call the
Temple office, 498-3536.
Temple Emeth, Delray Beach:
At the Services on Friday at 8
p.m. "Ask the Rabbi Night" will
be held. On Saturday 8:45 p.m.,
the sermon by Rabbi Elliot J.
Winograd will be "A Peek at
G-d."
The Performing Arts Institute
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Purim Marked by Many Peculiar 'Upside-Downs'
Continued from Page 5
later generations as well. The Jew
who has "made it" in the world at
large must choose assimilate or
remain loyal to one's heritage.
"Think not with thyself that thou
shalt escape in the king's house,
more than all the Jews," is the
warning posed by Mordechai to all
court Jews.
-
AS FOR pagan names, and the
absence of God's name, it has been
suggested by scholars that the
author deferred to religious sen-
sibilities of his day. Jews did carry
pagan names, as the Yiddish
name, Eeival, attests (from
Phoebus Apollo, the sun-god). On
the other hand, it was indelicate to
mention God's name in the same
breath with beauty contests and
scheming courtiers.
Mordechai's words to Esther
also made the statement for
Jewish faith "deliverance will
come from another place."
The word for place (makom), in
later Hebrew is a euphemism for
God, and it attests to the classic
Jewish belief that God is the prime
mover behind the great events of
human history.
It is as an outcome of this
perception of perpetual delivery
out of misery that the Purim
celebration was highlighted by
ribaldry and jest-making.
Rabbi Isserles, author of the key
amendments to the Code of
Jewish Law, the Shulehan Arukk,
could also write, for Purim, a
parody, "The Price of Wine," pok-
ing fun at the work of Rabbis such
as himself.
THE POET-philosopher, Ibn
Gabirol, whose teachings became
accepted even in medieval Chris-
tian circles, could compose a
poem, praising wine and denounc-
ing sobriety on Purim.
To enhance the sense of
venahafock hu, of topsy-turvy, the
ancient rabbis commanded that
one should imbibe (but not too'
much) adloyada until he cannot
distinguish between "blessed is
Mordechai" and "cursed is
Haitian."
All such attitudes attest to the
fact that the story of Purim is a
comedy on both a petty and grand
scale. In the petty sense, it is a
comic pastiche, built up around a
historic core. There is a feminist
rebellion, internal palace intrigue,
an implausible bevy of beauties,
the midnight indigestion of the
kins:, the turning of tables bv vic-
tim on villain, and a rousing battle
scene.
There is comedy on the grand
scale as well. In the classic scheme
of literature, the line between
tragedy and comedy is fine. In
both tragedy and comedy, hero
and heroine are in danger.
IN TRAGEDY, they die; in
comedy, they live. The Book of
Esther, and with it, the Feast of
Esther, are an affirmation of com-
edy on a grand scale, a universal
scale. For the tragedian, the hero,
no matter how noble, is doomed.
For the Story of Esther,
"deliverance" will always come
from "another place."
Thus, the Jewish view of history
is one of "comedy" in each
generation, there may be troubles
without end; yet there is the faith,
that through the worst, goodness
and good triumph: that for all
Crusades, Inquisitions, and even
gas chambers, the Jewish people
survive and thrive.
'Minor* Holiday
Defies Its Place
Continued from Page 5-
ing are bogus items slipped deftly
into the radio news bulletins.
Many Israelis were upset to hear
on Kol Yisrael Radio at Purim
several years ago that the Eurovi-
sion song contest winning tune
Hallelujah was to replace the
Hatikvak as the national anthem.
EVEN MORE were upset by
reports that the dollar would
replace the shekel as the country's
currency. Last year a fake report
on Galei Zahal, the army radio sta-
tion, resulted in the dismissal of
the soldier responsible.
But essentially Purim is a time
of fun. An opportunity for Israelis
to forget about everyday
pressures and indulge in tricks
and treats and the odd glass of
wine.

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