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Volume 9 Number 18
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, July 17,1987
ARABS PROTEST: Palestinians make the
'V sign and carry banners calling for the end
of the 'Israeli occupation' of East Jerusalem,
the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Hundreds took
AP/Wide World Photo
part in this first-ever demonstration against
the Israel government, which was permitted by
the government and held in Jerusalem.
Would-Be Terrorists
Misjudged Their Offshore Position
terrorist frogmen on a
hostage-taking mission to
Israel apparently misjudged
their position and came ashore
in Lebanon where they were
killed by soldiers of the Israel-
backed South Lebanon Army
(SLA) last Friday. A third
frogman is believed to have
The terrorists, identified as
members of the Syrian-backed
Al-Saiqa were spotted after
they pushed a box-shaped boat
on to a beach at Ras Biyada,
about four miles north of the
Israel border. SLA soldiers
opened fire as the men remov-
ed their wetsuits and were
about to hide among the rocks.
Mai. Gen. Yossi Peled, com-
mander of the northern region
in Israel visited the scene later
and congratulated the SLA.
The latter claimed they foiled
two other infiltrations at-
tempts by Palestinian ter-
rorists in the last three
The boat contained assault
weapons and leaflets hand-
written in Hebrew demanding
the release of Palestinian
prisoners held by Israel in ex-
change for hostages. The
papers stipulated that the am-
bassadors of France, Spain
and Rumania act as
Isarel Air Force planes at-
tacked three buildings in the
Syrian-controlled Bekaa
Valley several hours after the
beach incident. According to a
military spokesman, the
targets were the bases of
Syrian-controlled local
Youngster Buried
Victim Dead
Five-year-old Tal Moses died
Sunday at Tel Hashomer
Sheba Hospital and was buried
in Petach Tikva Monday. He
was a victim of bums suffered
when the family car was fire-
bombed on a West Bank road
April 11, killing his mother,
Ofra Moses, 35.
The child was buried next to
his mother's grave. Hundreds
attended the funeral, including
Minister-Without-Porfolio Yit-
zhak Modai, who demanded
the death penalty for ter-
rorists responsible for such
The Tal family lives in the
West Bank settlement of Alfe
Menashe. Their car was at-
tacked on a Saturday night
while driving to Petach Tikva.
The perpetrators have not
been caught. Tal's father,
Avraham Moses, 37, his two
other children, Adi, 8, and Nir,
13, and a friend, Yosef Ballo,
14, who was traveling with
them, all were burned.
The incident triggered an at-
tack by Jewish settlers on the
nearby Arab town of Kalkilya
the following day.
Justice Done
'Butcher of Lyon' Gets
Maximum Life Sentence
LYON (JTA) A jury of
five men and four women
found Klaus Barbie guilty on
all counts of crimes against
humanity Friday (July 3).
The 73-year-old former
Gestapo chief, known as "The
Butcher of Lyon," was pro-
mptly sentenced to life im-
prisonment, the maximum
penalty under French law.
The jurors deliberated for
little more than six hours
before reaching their verdict.
As the foreman intoned "guil-
ty" to each of the 22 separate
charges read by presiding
Judge Andre Cerdini, the
packed courtroom burst into
thuderous applause.
IT WAS a release of emo-
tions after hours of crushing
suspense. Despite daily
testimony by eye witnesses
and Holocaust survivors, Jews
and non-Jews since the trial
began on May 11 each poin-
ting to Barbie as the
perpetrator of torture, murder
and mass deportations the
outcome of the trial was far
from certain when the closing
arguments ended late Friday.
There was concern among
prosecution lawyers and plain-
tiffs that the jury might find
mitigating circumstances: Bar-
bie's age, his reported poor
health, the 43 years that have
elapsed since his crimes. Most
of the jurors were born after
World War II and none had
any recollection of the war and
the Nazi occupation.
Moreover, Barbie's lawyer,
Jacques Verges, had the last
Continued on Page 3
Klaus Barbie (right) may stand
trial again for murder of resistance
leader Jean Moulin (left).

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 17, 1987
Barbie's Lawyer
Attacked Jews As Collaborators
LYON (JTA) Klaus Bar-
bie's lawyer, Jacques Verges,
stunned the court here Thurs-
day with a ferocious attack on
the wartime organization of
French Jews, L'Union
Generale des Israel-ites
(UG1F), which he accused of
collaboration with the Nazis in
rounding up Jews for deporta-
tion to death camps.
Verges claimed the UGIF
acted mainly against foreign
Jews in order to protect the
lives of the old established
French Jewish community and
used money and valuables seiz-
ed from the deportees to
finance its operations. If his
client, the former Gestapo
chief in Lyon, is guilty of
crimes against humanity, so is
the UGIF, VergW thundered.
harangue, at times almost
violent, was delivered on the
second day of the defense's
presentation, one day before
the jury was due to retire to
consider its verdict. It reveal
ed a Machiavellian defense
strategy to indict the victims
rather than answer the
charges brought against Bar-
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Klaus Barbie, alias Klaus Altmann. photographed secretly in
bie. On Wednesday (July 1),
Verges opened the defense by
trying to prove that Jews were
not the only victims of racism
and mass murder.
He and two associates. Nabil
Bruaita of Algeria and Jean-
Martin Mdemba. a lawyer
from Congo, attacked Israelis.
Americans, and particularly
the French in North Africa for
atrocities they imp ted were as
bad or worse than those com-
mitted by Nazis.
The defense team drew
shouts and catcalls from the
visitors' gallery. On Thursday
the court sat in shocked silence
a Verges sought to implicate
the I'GIF in one of the prin-
cipal crimes that Barbie was
charged with the arrests on
February i1. 1943 of S6 per^
in the Lyon offices of the
UGIF, Of whom 0 were
deported and perished in death
HE CLAIMED that the
I 'GIF supplied the Geatapc
with the names and address*
of foreign and stateless Jews
who came to it for help. "The
Program Cited
"One People. Many Voices." a
National Public Radio series
on Jewish music produced by
the National Foundation for
Jewish Culture, has won the
Arts and Humanities Award
from the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting and top
honors for Arts and
Humanities in the Ohk> State
Children Honored
Three-hundred-sixty Jewish
children from throughout
Hungary were honored at a re-
cent ceremony at the Anne
Frank Gymnasium here for
passing their Talmud Torah
UGIF paid its staff good
salaries, but the money for its
budget was part of the
valuables seized by the Nazis
from arrested and deported
Jews,*' Verges said. "Is Barbie
more responsible than the
Jewish leadership ... for the
death of their brethren? Could
these arrests have been car-
ried out without the UGIF's
active help?"
He accused the organization
of supplying the names and ad-
dresses of its own foreign
employees to the Gestapo
"They were all dismissed at
the Gestapo's request on
March 18. 1943 and deported
to death the following day." he
Verges claimed that full
documentation of his charges
still exists, carefully stored in
the center of Contemporary
Jewish Documentation in
Parav But no one has access to
this material, and there was
r.ever anv real investigation.
He said the UGIF leaders were
brought before a court of
honor organized by the Council
of Major French Jewish
Organizations (CRIF) "and
given a blame. That's all."
3,092 Jews Left USSR
During First Half of '87
total of 3,092 Jews left the
Soviet Union during the first
six months of 1987, of whom
703 went to Israel, the In-
tergovernmental Committee
for Immigration reported
In June, the number of
departures was 790, of whom
121 proceeded to Israel after
reaching Vienna. In May, 871
left, with 227 going to Israel.
In April, 717 Jews left the
USSR and 168 of them went to
IN ZURICH, speakers at a
seminar organized by the
Swiss Association for Jews in
the USSR said they are con-
vinced that outside pressure
will open the doors for Soviet
Jews wishing to emigrate, as it
did in the 1970's.
According to Claude Frey,
the Swiss National Counselor
and president of the
Parliamentary Association for
Soviet Jews, Soviet wishes for
dialogue with the West should
be used to press Mikhail Gor-
bachev on the Jewish issue.
Baruch Eyal, an expert on
the subject, cited the Soviet
Union's urgent need of
Western technology. This can
be used to persuade Gorbachev
to make concessions on the
human rights issue, and
especially Jewish emigration,
he said.
Mayors of 3 U.S. Cities On Papal
Tour Have Lent Their Support To
Wiesenthal Center Initiative Urging
Vatican Recognition of Israel
In press briefings in Miami.
Los Angeles and New York,
the Simon Wiesenthal Center
announced the launching of a
national petition drive aimed
at the Vatican in the aftermath
of the controversial Pope-
Waldheim meeting.
Mayors Alex Daoud of
Miami Beach, Tom Bradley of
Los Angeles and Dianne
Femstein of San Francisco
have lent their names to this
The "Communication of
Conscience", addressed to
Pope John Paul II, not only
protests the honor accorded to
Waldheim by the Pope, but
calls for the Vatican to pro-
mptly recognize the State of
Present at the Miami press
conference, in addition to
Mayor Daoud was Wiesenthal
('enter National Director for
Development Rabbi Meyer
May. Southern Region Direc-
tor for Development Robert L.
Novak. Stat' Representative
Elaine Bloom and Holocaust
survivors Rita Hofrichter,
Maurice Rittner and Abo
Resnick, who is also Vice
Mayor of Miami Beach.
The Center's 362,000
member families will receive
the "Communication of Cobs-
c i e n c e '' in the mail.
"Throughout major cities in
the United States," Rabbi
Man-in Hier. Dean of the
Wiesenthal Center reported
"booths will be set up for
signatures from Jews and non-
Jews alike, who are perplexed
and outraged at the Vatican
meeting, and who feel that on-
ly a major, concrete step
recognition of the State of
Israel can possibly ensure a
meaningful future dialogue
between the Vatican and
world Jewry."
Rabbi Hier also emphasized
that the controversy is not one
between American Catholics
and Jews but an issue which in-
volves the world Jewish com-
munity and the Holy See.
Petitions are available
through the Simon Wiesenthal
Center's Los Angeles office, as
well as its regional offices in
New York, Chicago, Miami,
Toronto and Jerusalem. In
Miami contact 13499 Biscayne
Boulevard. North Miami,
Florida 33181. or call (305)
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'Butcher of Lyon' Gets Life Sentence
Continued from Page 1
word. Brilliant, cunning and
ruthless, he used the two-and-
a-half days before the end of
the trial not to answer the
charges, against his client but
to try to indict the victims.
HE ACCUSED the wartime
organization of French Jews of
collaborating with the Nazis.
He charged that Israel, France
and other colonial powers
were guilty of atrocities as bad
or worse than those of the
On Friday morning and into
the afternoon he attacked the
evidence as unreliable and
charged that key documents
presented by the prosecution
were forgeries. But in the end,
Verges appeared to be carried
away by his own histrionics
and at least a few jurors were
visibly revolted by his attacks
on Barbie's victims. One broke
into tears.
They found Barbie guilty of
ordering the arrest and depor-
tation in April, 1944 of 44
Jewish children at a shelter in
Izieu village, near Lyon, some
as young as five. All perished
at Auschwitz. They found him
guilty of arresting 86 persons
at the office of the Jewish
welfare organization in Lyon,
82 of whom were deported and
never returned. He was guilty
of organizing the last convoy
of deportees from Lyon, more
than 800 Jews and resistance
fighters who were sent to
death camps in August, 1944,
only days before Lyon was
liberated by Allied forces.
in the dock for sentencing. Ar-
rogant and unrepentant, he
had been absent from court
since May 13 when, invoking
the French rule that a defen-
dant needn't be present at his
trial, he decounced the pro-
ceedings as illegal and
declared he would boycott
But the court ordered Barbie
brought form his cell Friday to
hear the verdict. He stood im-
fiassively, head cocked to
isten to the German transla-
tion. He showed no emotion,
expressed no regrets, offered
no explanations.
When Judge Cerdini asked if
he had anything to say before
sentence was pronouned. Bar-
bie replied, in fluent French:
"I did not round up the
children of Izieu. I did not have
the power to decide on depor-
tations. I fought the
resistance, which I respect,
with toughness. It was war
and the war is now over.
Thank you."
HE SHOOK hands with his
attorney, smiled at his
daughter.Ute Messner, gave a
last cursory glance around the
courtroom, and was taken
from the building by heavily
armed guards.
Verges seemed dazed and
then embittered by the verdict
and sentence. Apparently he
had believed until the end that
his client would receive, if not
acquittal, a reduced sentence.
As the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency correspondent tried to
reach him through the milling
crowd, he turned and shouted
over his shoulder. "You have a
good story and Israel can
ONLY A few days earlier
Verges had told the JTA: "I
tried to show that the Jews are
the most vociferous, but cer-
tainly not the only victims of
racism and large scale
massacres. I think I have suc-
ceeded in this ..."
As he left the court under
police escort, he was besieged
by hundreds outside the
building who shouted "Death
to Verges," "Verges SS" and
''Verges is Barbie
Barbie himself appaently
lost some of his aplomb once
back in his cell at St. Josephs
prison. According to warders,
he shook his head, saying "In-
credible. I fail to understand."
He has been in St. Josephs
prison which he had used as
Gestapo chief to interrogate
and torture his victims since
he was brought to France four
years ago after his expulsion
from Bolivia, where he had liv-
ed nearly 40 years and pro-
spered as a businessman under
the alias Klaus Altmann. In
the courtroom, in the aisles
and in the public gallery, pro-
secuting attorneys con-
gratulated each other and the
plaintiffs. Many spectators
wept. Others cried out,
"Justice at last."
IN FRANCE, prisoners ser-
ving life sentences are usually
paroled after 30 years. Con-
sidering Barbie's age, it is
unlikely he will ever step out-
side the prison precincts, ex-
cept to go to court. He faces a
second trial for the murder of
Jean Moulin and other French
resistance leaders. It is not
likely to I>egin for another
150th Anniversary
United Hebrew Congregation,
which traces its origins back to
the first "minyan" west of the
Mississippi River in 1836 or
'37, is celebrating its 150th an-
niversary. The synagogue was
chartered in 1841 as Orthodox,
but now is Reform.
Chicagoan Reelected
Soble of Chicago has been
reelected president of the
American Jewish Historical
Looking at new offices of Jefferson National Bank, which are
open at Town Square Center west of Boca Raton are, from left,
Mr, and Mrs. Erwin Blonder of Palm Beach and Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur II. Courshon. CouTshon is chairman of the board of both
Jefferson Bancorp, Inc., and of Jefferson National Bank, Erwin
Blonder is President "/the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Majority Of Israelis Sympathize
With West Bank Settlers
majority of Israelis polled this
month sympathize to greater
or lesser degree with the
behavior of Jewish settlers in
the West Bank who have been
sharply criticized by the Israel
Defense Force for violent ac-
tions against the local Arab
population most recently
the armed attack on the
Daheisha refugee camp the
night of June 6.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 17, 1987
Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
Anti-Bias Ruling:
How Will It Affect Jewry?
In a decision that seems likely to have inflammatory repercus-
sions far into the future, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that
civil rights laws enacted in 1866 to protect newly-freed black
slaves also extend special protection to any group which can claim
being discriminated against because of its "ethnicity."
In a front-page story in the New York Times, this old law as
amended in 1870, and now codified as Sec. 1981 and 1982 of the
United States Code is described as offering the same protection
as the newer Civil Rights Act of 1964 but with fewer procedural
pitfalls and greater opportunities for seeking punitive damages.
Chiefly it states that "all persons shall have the same rights as
white persons" with regard to making contracts, inheriting and
buying, holding or selling property.
It was under this law, with its "same rights of the conservative,
that in 1984 members of the conservative Shaare Tefila Coil
gregation of Silver Spring. Md. filed a suit against vandals who
Bad defaced their synagogue with swastikas and anti-Semitic
slogans. The congregation claimed that the vandalism was racial
ly motivated, since the vandals thought of Jews as a race. Hut the
district court decided that Jews did not constitute a race and the
civil rights statute did not apply. The congregation then took the
case to the 4th District Court of Appeals, which confirmed the
earlier ruling. The case was then brought to the Supreme Court.
That court's favorable ruling on the case, as well as on a suit
brought by an Iraqi-born U.S. citizen against St. Francis
(Catholic) College on grounds of racial discrimination, will now
allow bias suits for punitive damages on racial grounds even
though, scientifically and factually, no difference in race is
As if this were not ironical enough, the Supreme Court on the
same day agreed to review an appeal by white New York City
police officers, seeking promotion to sergeant, who said they had
been discriminated against as a result of a court-approved settle-
ment of a civil rights suit brought by black and Hispanic can-
didates. An appellate court had dismissed their suit.
Everything in Johnson's History
of the Jews is Half-True or
All Wrong: Prof. Neusner
Nationalistic-minded Jews who have been relishing Paul
Johnson's new book A History of the Jews are undoubtedly suffer-
ing from shock over the good-natured but quite damning review
by the distinguished Brown University professor Jacob Neusner
in the Los Angeles Times. (So far, it has been reprinted in News-
day and is probably headed for many another newspaper as well.)
Johnson, the once-liberal now-conservative historian whose last
book Modern Times and previous histories of the English people
and Christianity all enjoyed both critical acclaim and popularity,
is one of the few non-Jews to tackle Jewish history, and Neusner
says that Johnson "is undone by of all things an error of
It is the "historical theology of blood and peoplehood." Neusner
says, which represents many groups as one and finds a single
linear history where there has been none.
Johnson's account of ancient Israel is "determinedly
unhistorical." the professor finds, beginning not with ar
cheological or textual evidence but uncritically with the legend of
Abraham, going on to make the error of presenting as a single
"Judaism" in the Hellenistic era a variety of groups that, when
i hey nourished, despised one another." The account of New
Testament times "ignore 200 years of serious academic scholar-
ship" and the picture of Talmudic times is "worse." Besides these
flaws, Johnson's work gives too much emphasis to some groups
(Mich as the ancient Israelites! and too little to others.
At the center of the book, Neusner says, is the premise that "a
single group everywhere and at all times exhibited the same in-
dicative traits (and) experienced a unitary and linear history with
a beginning, middle, and so far a happy ending."
No such single group, with fixed traits, ever existed, according
to Neusner. "Since before 586 BC, Jews have lived in various
countries. Each country and its Jews have worked out their own
history, whether in the Land of Israel (Palestine) or in Babylonia,
in Morocco or Spain, in Iraq or Tunisia, in France or the United
States. Each history hangs together on its own terms and tells its
own distinctive story."
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Friday, July 17, 1987
Volume 9
Number 18
HAIFA A museum exhibit of
artistic papercuts could hardly be
regarded as point of departure for
an example of Soviet attitude
toward its Jews, nor as the source
of a mystery being aired here for
the first time, in the hope that
perhaps some reader may know
the solution.
The story l>egins with what was
intended to be an uneventful visit
to the Haifa Museum exhibition of
world papercuts, which has l>een
drawing such unexpected crowds
'that its run has been extended to
July. Children in kindergartcn-
are often taught to fold a piece of
paper twice over, make ap-
propriate snips, and then unfold to
reveal a symmetrical pattern. Im-
aginative and creative artists
have developed the craft since
earliest known times, though the
oldest papercuts still in existence
were discovered at a buriel site in
China dating to the Sixth
For some reason it was seized
upon by Jews as a means of ar-
tistic expression, particularly
among Orthodox Jews, and many
of the exquisite items on exhibi-
tion deal with religious symbols
and motifs. The craft flourished in
eastern Europe, but because of
the flimsiness and fragility of the
products, none are known to have
survived the Holocaust.
The hundreds of selected paper-
cuts in this exhibit are divided
among national pavilions, with ex-
ceptionally beautiful, almost
breath-taking pieces from China,
Switzerland, the Netherlands,
Poland, Mexico among other
The work of Israeli artists, of
course, predominates, and they
are up to the highest of com-
parative international standards.
Yet it was in the Israeli collection
that we came across the name of
I'nina Green, of Leningrad. But
why among the Israelis? Nina
Benzoor, Curator of the Museum
of Music and Ethnology, told us
the story.
Pnina, now 27, studied architec-
ture in her native Russia and prac-
ticed that profession until she was
dismissed from her job because of
her activities in spreading Jewish
culture. Now a resident in Len-
ingrad, she k'gan making paper-
cuts with traditional .lewish
themes, and gave some of her
work to friends. Learning of plans
tor the Haifa exhibit, which had
been in preparation for two years,
she called forth the maximum of
her skill and inspiration, and pro
duced a delicate piece which was
very carefully packed ami sent off
to Haifa. It never got beyond the
border, where it was confiscated
by the Soviet authorities, possibly
on the grounds that it was reveal-
ing state secrets.
Yet Fnina Green is represented
in the exhibit after all. Some of
her friends, who had been able to
leave the Soviet Union with their
l>elongings, brought samples of
her work to Israel with them, and
were happy to loan them for the
present show. Fittingly, they are
in the Israel pavilion. All show in-
tense Jewish inspiration.
There are few American works
on exhibition, but mystery sur-
rounds one that came to Haifa
from Massena, N.Y. It is the
largest creation with a Jewish
theme, and adorns the official ex-
hibit poster.
First, a bit of history. In 1928.
on the eve of Yom Kippur, a small
Christian girl disappeared in
Massena. a city in upper New
Dateline: Haifa
York state, and a policeman sum-
moned the rabbi of Congregation
Adas Israel to explain to the
mayor if it was true that Jews us-
ed the blood of children in their
religious ceremonies. Public feel-
ing against the .lews began to run
high, and the shudder of fear that
went through the tiny Jewish
community may well be imagined.
Fortunately the little girl, having
lost her way, was found the
following day, but the fact that
the traditional blood libel could be
taken seriously on the American
continent left a lasting impression
on the Jews.
Two years later, Adas Israel
celebrated its 10th anniversary
with due thanks for security and
tolerance. One of the gifts
presented to the synagogue on
that occasion was a large
(159x106 cm.) and magnificent
paper cut showing the Ten Com-
mandments, doves of peace and a
statement of faith in God, sur-
rounded by elaborate decorative
motifs, cut out with meticulous,
detailed precision. Coloring is
with pencil, black ink, gouache
and gold and silver hues.
For years the work hung in the
small Adas Israel shule, until now
it has found its way to the
museum, donated by Dr. Samuel
.1 Jacobs and Mr. Isaac Rossoff,
A lettered panel across the hot
torn, apparently executed by the
artist, carries a Hebrew inscrip
tioin: "To the Adas Israel
synagogue, founded in 1920. gift
of Reb Zalman Schneour. son of
Moshe Halevi, and his wife, Rivka.
daughter of Shmuel, in perpetuai
memorial, in the year 1930."
It is not clear if the donor was
himself the artist, or if he commis
sioned the work to be done.
Where did it come from? What is
the story behind it? What was his
family name? The style is typically
Eastern European, and it is not
known whether it was done in
Europe or in the U.S. At any rate,
the gift of Reb Zalman and his
wife, Rivka, continues in
perpetual memorial, as they no
doubt would have wished, in the
free state of Israel.
As for the exhibition itself, no
visitor to Haifa should miss this
highly unusual show of an un-
conventional creative art. Open to
the public through July.
THE MONTH OF May marked the 18th consecutive month the
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has seen an in-
crease in passengers over the same period the previous year. In
May, 664,722 passengers used the facilities, marking a 13 percent
increase over May of 1986.
THE VOLUNTEER Auxiliary of AMI North Ridge Medical
Center, 5757 N. Dixie Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, needs volunteers for
many different jobs. For information contact 776-6000, ext. 4430.
BROWARD COUNTY will receive more than $800,000 in
federal payments for public works projects including a much-
needed review of the Hillsboro Inlet, Congressman Claw Shaw
(R-Fl.) has announced.
THE BROWARD Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce is now
accepting applications for membership. For further information
on how you and your business can register, call 588-5487.

1987 David S Bowman and Mark Saundeii All rights ra*ava "So there's a burglar in the kitchen--if he eats
your kugel, he'll drop dead on the spot."

Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
American Bar
Urged To Commit To Human Rights in Russia
NEW YORK The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has called on the
American Bar Association
which last year signed a
"Declaration of Cooperation"
with the Association of Soviet
Lawyers to commit itself to
"vigorously" promote human
rights in the Soviet Union, in-
cluding free emigration by
Soviet Jews.
In a resolution passed at a
closing session of the League's
National Commission meeting
at the Grand Hyatt Hotel last
month, ADL said such a com-
mitment should be adopted by
the ABA at its national
meeting in San Francisco in
LEADING THE discussion
on the resolution were Ken-
neth J. Bialkin, honorary na-
tional chairman of the League,
and Elliot Bien, a member of
the agency's national Civil
Rights Executive Committee.
As a follow up to the ABA
meeting this summer, the
issue will be reexamined by the
League at its next policy-
making session in the fall. The
resolution was one of four
adopted by the League.
A second offered congratula-
tions on the 20th anniversary
of the reunification of
Jerusalem as Israel's capital
and urged the United States
government to recognize that
city as such. A third called on
the government of Bolivia to
withdraw diplomatic status
from the Palestine Liberation
office in La Paz.
The fourth supported in-
itiatives in the U.S. Congress
which would prohibit denial of
visas under the McCarran-
Walter Act of 1952 on the
War Crimes Files Show Hitler
Ordered Mass Murder, Israelis Say
(JTA) A preliminary study
of the 500 files Israel obtained
from the United Nations War
Crimes Commission archive on
June 5 confirms that the Nazis
embarked on the extermina-
tion of Jews in the early stages
of World War II, with the ac-
tive participation of Adolf
Hitler, the Israel Mission to
the United Nations has
The documents revealed for
the first time that Hitler per-
sonally ordered the mass
murder of 10,000 Jewish
women and children in the
Latvian village of Skirotawa.
near Riga, in 1941, while
Jewish men were sent to slave-
labor camps.
Study of the archives also
revealed that of the 142,000
Czech Jews killed as of July
1943, 51,000 were women and
49,000 were under age 21.
The documents under study
include the files on Hitler, his
deputy Martin Bormann,
Reichsmarshal Hermann Goer-
ing, Propaganda Minister
Josef Goebbels, Reichsfuhrer
Heinrich Himmler. Reinhard
Heydrich. Auschwitz death
camp doctor Josef Mengele
and Klaus Barbie, the former
Gestapo c hief in Lyon current-
ly on trial there for crimes
against humanity.
basis of an individual's
ideology or beliefs.
ing to the American Bar
Association urged the ABA to
take action at its upcoming
meeting in San Francisco to go
beyond the scope of the
"Declaration of Cooperation"
and "vigorously promote
human rights in the Soviet
Union in conformity with the
Helsinki accords, including
free emigration by Soviet Jews
and other citizens who have
been denied that fundamental
human right."
The ABA was asked to pro-
mote human rights "both
publicly and privately, in all
future activities with the
Association of Soviet
The resolution said the
League would have opposed
the ABA-ASL "Declaration of
Cooperation" as an "indefensi-
ble legitimization" of the
Soviet lawyers association
which it described as "the
source of highly objectionable
anti-Semitic literature" and a
group made up of "legal of-
ficials responsible for the op-
pression of Jewish refuseniks
and other Soviet citizens"
were it not for the opportunity
it presents to work for pro-
moting human rights.
IN THE resolution con-
gratulating Israel and calling
on the U.S. to recognize
Jerusalem as Israel's capital,
ADL noted that a "united
Jerusalem has accorded pro-
tection for the holy sites of all
religions and freedom for all
religious groups." The resolu-
tion was presented by Irving
He'll Take Stand in Own Defense
The Ukrainian-born former
Suspected war criminal John American citizen accused of
Demjanjuk will take the stand ?Peral,nS ***M 'ch te *
in his own defense when his the Trebhnka
trial resumes on July 27 opted to testify after criminal
resumes on
following a month's recess
which began Tuesday (June
Peace Conference
Ambassador Thomas Picker-
ing said he thought an interna-
tional conference for Middle
East peace could open within
six months if the various par-
ties decide to hold one.
He also told reporters that
the Reagan Administration's
new overtures toward Syria do
not signify a change of U.S.
policy. What has changed was
the closing of the Abu Nidal
terrorist headquarters in Syria
and President Reagan's conse-
quent decision to discuss
Syria's attitude toward ter-
rorism, he said.
Mazur Installed
(JTA) The United Jewish
Federation of the Virginia
court Judge Dov Levin advised
him Monday that he had a
choice but "an accused who re-
mains silent thereby
strengthens the case against
The recess was requested by
Demjanjuk's American at-
torney, Mark O'Connor. He
said he needed at least 30 days
to prepare the defense.
Levin, who presides over a
three-judge panel hearing the
case, rejected a defense mo-
tion that no case had been
made against the defendant
and therefore no answer was
"We have to weigh the
evidence contained in over
5,000 pages of protocol and
211 exhibits," Levin said.
"You are asking us to wipe all
this out ... No court in the
world would admit that it had
been careless to such an
The defense contends that
Demjanjuk was held by the
have been the Treblinka guard
known as "Ivan the Terible"
for his brutality. But more
than a score of witnesses, in-
cluding Treblinka survivors,
identified him in court as
"Ivan." The identification was
corroborated by another
former Treblinka guard whose
testimony was taken by the
prosecution and defense teams
in West Berlin.
Shapiro, chairman of the
League's Middle Eastern Af-
fairs Committee.
In a resolution presented by
I. Barry Mehler, chairman of
ADL's Latin American Affairs
Committee, the League urged
Bolivian President Victor Paz
Estenssoro to withdraw the
diplomatic status granted to
the PLO and called on the U.S.
government to use its in-
fluence "with the possibility of
reduced U.S. support for
Bolivia" if that government
takes no action.
The use of diplomatic
privileges by the PLO, the
League warned, "poses a
threat to public order, stability
and democratic institutions
not only in Bolivia but in the
entire region." The resolution
also pointed out that "the
PLO, which seeks the destruc-
tion of Israel, is part of an in-
ternational terrorist
ing with the McCarran-Walter
Act asserted that broad provi-
sions of "ideological exclu-
sion" under the statute have
resulted in the denial of visas
to foreigners "who pose no
threat to the United States
and whose presence here
would benefit Americans in-
terested in meeting them."
Presented by Dale Schwartz,
an ADL National Commis-
sioner, and Steven Fadem, a
member of ADL's national
Civil Rights Committee, the
resolution declared that "the
free exchange of ideas is the
cornerstone of American
Bomb Wounds 15
bomb placed in a restaurant in
the West Bank town of
Kalikilya wounded 15 persons
Saturday. Nine of the victims
were Israeli Jews, and five
were Israeli Arabs, including a
two-year-old boy and a local
Arab resident. None was
seriously hurt.
A curfew was clamped on
the town immediately after the
incident, and security forces
searched the area. The injured
were hospitalized and sent
home after treatment.
According to witnesses, a
man described as an Arab
ordered lunch at the
restaurant and then went to a
kiosk across the street to buy
cigarettes. He left behind a
small parcel concealing a pipe
bomb. It exploded several
minutes later, spraying the
restaurant with shrapnel.
Kalkilya, an Arab town close
to the Israel-West Bank
demarcation line, has been a
popular shopping center for
Israelis, particularly on Satur-
days, when Israeli shops are
closed. It had been free of in-
cidents until Jewish settlers
rampaged there in May, pro-
testing attacks on Jewish
vehicles in the area.
Mayor Abdel Rahman Abu
Sneiner denounced the bomb-
ing. He said businesses would
have to close were it not for
Israelis who shop and dine at
local restaurants.
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Idaho Stands Tough
May Be Most Unyielding State in Hate Crimes
has yet to take place.
Although most of the hate
new Terrorist Training Act
barring training for violent
crimes or the use of any means
capable of causing property
damage, bodily harm or death
may make Idaho the most
uncompromising state in the
country regarding hate
crimes. Violators of the law,
which took effect July 1, can
receive up to 10 years' im-
prisonment and a $50,000 fine.
Attorney General Jim Jones
called the new act "the
toughest, most comprehensive
legislation of its kind in the
United States, and it will be
enforced. White supremacists
and would-be terrorists who
want to conduct training to
hurt people had best do it out-
side the borders of Idaho."
PAT KOLE, Deputy At-
torney General, said that
passage of the act in April was
due to "general realization
throughout the state that some
sort of action was necessary. I
would hope that something
like this would occur in other
Indeed, passage followed a
series of violent crimes com-
mitted in recent years in the
northern Idaho mountain town
of Coeur d'Alene. The
suspected perpetrators were
members or the Aryan
Nations-Church of Jesus
Christ Christian, a neo-Nazi,
Cost of Living
Index Rises
cost of living index rose by on-
ly 0.6 percent in May, the Cen-
tral Bureau of Statistics
reported last week. The Bank
of Israel and the Finance
Ministry expressed satisfac-
tion with the small increase,
attributed to a sharp seasonal
decline in the price of fruits
and vegetables.
Inflation since the beginning
of the year has been at a rate
of 7.5 percent, slightly higher
than in 1986. It is currently
running at an average rate of
one percent a month.
Holocaust Center
Contest Winners
At the annual meeting of the
Southeastern Florida Holocaust
Memorial Center, the winners of
the Writing and Visual Arts Con-
tests were announced. Entrants
must be students of 10th through
12th grades in Dade and Broward
Counties. The contest was entitl-
ed, "The Holocaust: Can It Hap-
pen to Me?"
Writing Contest winners includ-
ed first place winner Sara Klein of
Nova High School and second
place winner Jonathan Tyson of
Gulliver Prepatory School.
Receiving first place honors for
the Visual Arts Contest was Lynn
Sarrow of So. Broward High
School and second place went to
Robert Rimavicus of Hollywood
Hill High School.
violently anti-Semitic, anti-
black group that ascribes to
the Christian Identity ideology
and whose headquarters are in
nearby Hayden Lake, Idaho.
Last September the rectory
of a Roman Catholic priest was
bombed, with Father Bill
Wassmuth barely escaping
with his life. Wassmuth is
chairman of the Kootenai
County Task Force on Human
Relations, a grass-roots group
dedicated to combatting hate
crimes with peace in an area
previously known only for its
serenity and natural beauty.
TWO WEEKS later, two
Coeur d'Alene properties in-
cluding a federal building were
bombed and another bombing
was attempted, for which
Robert Pires, 22, was charged.
Pires, who was known to have
frequented the Aryan Nations
compound, admitted to com-
miting the acts and informed
on Aryan Nation members
who he said were involved with
him in the bombings and
related crimes in exchange for
FBI protection.
Aryan Nations members
Olive Hawley, 27, and her hus-
band Ed, 22, and David Dorr,
35, were convicted of making
and passing counterfeit $20
bills. Members of the Aryan
Nations made use of
counterfeit and robbery to
finance their operations. The
trial for the bombing charges
crimes were committed in and
around Coeur d'Alene, there
have been some related
isolated incidents in other
parts of the state. Last sum-
mer, crosses were burned in
southeastern Idaho.
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A Panorama of Jewish Folktales
Miriam's Tambourine. Selected
and retold by Howard Schwartz;
illustrated by Lloyd Bloom. Seth
Press, 866 Third Avenue. New
York, NY 10022. 1986. S93 pages.
Reviewed by Marc D. Angel
For generations, Jewish parents
and grandparents told their
children and grandchildren
wonderful stories from the Bible,
the Midrash, Talmud, and many
other traditional sources. To make
a story more interesting, the
storyteller invented elaborations,
created new episodes, wove
his/her ideas into traditional
The storytelling process has
been a constant and basic feature
of the Jewish experience. Indeed,
it has been so natural to us, that
we have seldom stopped to ex-
plore the whole phenomenon of
Jewish folktales from a more ob-
jective perspective.
Howard Schwartz has compiled
a collection of Jewish folktales
from around the world. Reading
through this handsomely produc-
ed book, one encounters magic
and fantasy, miracles and en-
chantment, wisdom and folk-
beliefs. Schwartz has searched
through the vast literature of
Jewish folklore and has drawn ex-
tensively on material contained in
the Israel folktale archives in
order to prepare this book.
Professor Dov Noy, in his
foreword to the book, notes that
there are four main elements
which characterize the uniquely
Jewish aspects of the Jewish
1. The Jewish time. Stories are
often connected with the Jewish
year cycle and life cycle. They
take for granted an awareness of
the significance of Shabbat and
festivals, and the various customs
which are part of Jewish life
2. The Jewish place. Many
stories take place in the
synagogue, or the land of Israel.
or in the .(.wish section if town.
'f T h e Jewish acting
characters. The her", i f J<
folktales are often histoi
figure-, nainly post-Biblical
netimes of Bibl
origin. Many folktales elaborati
on the gr< at deeds of local ral>i>is
and piou people, The n
popular Jewish folk hero is Elijah
the Prophet, who retains an i"
ing relationship with the Jewish
people and is especially available
to help righteous people in
4. The Jewish message. A
singular characteristic of Jewish
folktales is the introduction of a
moral message. The goal is not
merely to entertain, but also to in-
struct Professor Noy has stated:
"Whereas the universal folktale
appeals to the present
psychological state of the listener,
delighting him with a pat resolu-
tion in a formulistic happy ending,
the Jewish folktale is future
oriented, urging the listener to
adopt an ideal or goal as yet
unrealized, to improve his ways
and change his attitudes."
The stories in this volume will
be read differently by different
people. Some of the stories are, in
fact, formulistic and without any
powerful punch to them. Many of
the stories involve far-fetched
miracles; they are quaint tales but
not particularly inspiring.
On the other hand, there are
stories which leave a pleasant im-
pact, conveying their moral
message. "The Staff of Elijah"
tells of an old righteous man who
had once been wealthy and very
charitable. In old age, though, he
found himself impoverished. The
old man gave hospitality to a
stranger who turned out to be
Elijah the Prophet. Elijah gave
him a staff, 'ormint/ him
enigmatica' that he would
some day hav to return it to its
proper place. The next day, the
old man took the staff with him
when he went to the market, and
the staff became stuck in a crack
between stones. When he bent
down to pull it out he discovered
several silver pieces. Aside from
bringing him money, the staff
gave him strength and helped him
defend his fellow Jews.
The old man decided to fulfill his
lifelong wish of going to the Holy
Land. His goal was to travel to the
Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. To his
surprise, he ended up in a wagon
bound for Safed. When the wagon
was crossing Mount Camel, a
wheel broke and the men stopped
to repair it.
The old man took a little walk on
the mountain with his staff and
spotted a tree from wich a branch
had been cut off. Coming closer,
he noticed that the wood of the
tree was similar to that of his
staff. He raised the staff against
the place where the branch had
been cut off, and suddenly the
staff became fused to the tree; it
began to bud and bear leaves. The
man then realized the meaning of
Elijah's words that the staff
would one day have to be returned
to its proper place.
The man continued his journey
to Jerusalem and as he was pray-
ing by the Wailing Wall, a gust of
wind carried a leaf to his feet. The
man picked it up and somehow
knew that this leaf had come from
the tree from wich the staff had
!>een taken. He kept it. and it re-
mained green all the years of his
Ife. And he lived many happy
years in the Holy Land.
"The Reincarnation of a Tzad-
dik" tells of a baker's 15-year-old
daughter, who opened the doer of
the oven while baking loaves of
bread. A small round object rolled
out, fell into her hand, and then
jumped into her mouth and was
swallowed. Nine months later, the
girl gave brith to a baby boy.
When only a few days old, CM
baby began speaking with the
words of a grown man. Everyone
realized that this child was as
strange as his origin.
When the child was one ye ir
old, he asked his grandfather
the baker to take him to the
synagogue; but he made the baker
promise not to question anything
he did. On the way to the
synagogue, the two stopped to
rest in the house of a very kind
elderly couple. Before they left,
the little boy took a beautiful
silver candelabra which was the
couple's only valuable possession
and he threw it out of the open
window into the sea. The grand-
father remained silent.
Later, they came across some
wicked men who were busy
building a house. The boy raised
his arms and the building sudden-
ly was completed. While returning
from the synagogue the baker and
the boy were given hospitality by
a kind widow who lived alone with
her only son. That night, the in-
fant boy took a sharp knife from
the kitchen and killed the widow's
cow, her only possession in the
The baker was so incensed that
he demanded an explanation from
the boy for his terrible behavior.
The boy told him that he was the
reincarnation of the soul of a
Tzaddik who had not finished all
his destined deeds in the world, so
he had come back to complete
He then revealed that the couple
whose candelabra he had thrown
into the sea had been falsely ac-
cused of havng stolen it. At that
very moment, the King's guards
were on their way to arrest them.
By throwing it into the sea, he had
actualy saved the couple great
tragedy. As for the wicked
builders, there was a great
treasure buried in the place where
they were putting up the building.
By making the building go up im-
mediately, he deprived the men of
digging the foundation and fin-
ding the treasure.
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Weekly PortionPinchas
Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Aruhei Shalom, Delray Beach
As a reward for his zeal in
upholding the honor of G-d,
Pinchas was promised that he
and his descendants would re-
tain the High Priesthood for
all time. The names of the man
and woman whom he slew
were Zimri, a prince of the
tribe of Simeon, and Cozbi, the
daughter of a Midianite king.
The Israelites were ordered
to prepare for an offensive war
against the Midianites who
wre mainly responsible for
Israel's degradation. But first
Moses and Eleazar were com-
manded to prepare a new cen-
sus of the people (the previous
census having been taken 38
years before at Mt. Sinai. Now
that the conquest of Canaan
was in sight it was necessary
not only to ascertain the
number of fighting men
available, but also the
numerical strength of each
tribe to provide an equitable
basis for the eventual division
of the land.
The total number of males
over the age of 20, liable for
military service, came to
601,730 (1,820 less than the
previous total). The extent of
the area to be allotted to each
tribe was to be proportionate
to its size, its geographical
position in Canaan being decid-
ed by lot. The Levites, who
would not share in the division
of the land, were counted
separately and their total male
first-born from a month old
and upwards came to 23,000
(an incrase of 1,000 above the
previous figure).
Zelophehad, of the tribe of
Manasseh, had died in the
wilderness leaving five
daughters and no sons. The
question arose as to whether
his daughters could succeed to
their father's inheritance, for
otherwise the portion of land
he would have received had he
lived, would pass into different
hands. They brought their case
before Moses who submitted it
to the judgment of G-d. The
ruling given was that if there
were no sons, the daughters
inherited. Furthermore,
should a man leave neither
sons nor daughters, the pro-
perty went to his brothers, or
failing them, to his nearest
relatives. The principle was
thus established that the title
to the land remained in the
Behind The Headlines:
Pope Capitulated Too Much
In Meeting With Waldheim
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum,
director of inter-national rela-
tions for the American Jewish
Committee, was the only rabbi
present as guest observer at
Vatican Council II.
If one were pressed to sum-
marize the entire furor over
the incredible meeting bet-
ween Pope John Paul II and
Dr. Kurt Waldheim into a
single phrase, I suggest the
following would be close to the
Kurt Waldheim, the
unrepentant Nazi officer, hi-
jacked the Pope and the
Vatican for his own
whitewashing purposes.
When Waldheim left Rome
after his audience with Pope
John Paul II, he was quoted as
saying to the press that his
meeting with the Pontiff was
"a much greater success than
he had expected."
reason for feeling jubilant.
Despite the year-long con-
troversy over the Austrian
president's Nazi past and
his lying about and denying
that past for some 40 years
the Pope chose not to make a
single public reference to those
grim facts. Instead, the Pontiff
spoke of Waldheim in idealized
terms of being "a diplomat and
foreign minister as well as
your activity in the United Na-
tions always dedicated to
the securing of peace among
all countries."
Responding, Waldheim
referred to Pope John Paul II
as "the conscience of
mankind" as if to suggest that
the Papal embodiment of the
world's conscience had com-
pletely exonerated him. Thus,
the worst fears of the Jewish
people about this audience
were realized Waldheim ap-
pears to have obtained instant
absolution of his sins, without
ever acknowledging his ac-
tivities in Greece and
Yugoslavia as an officer in the
ruthless Nazi Army Group E.
Many implications flow from
this incomprehensible episode
that call for the most serious
and responsible examination
by Catholics and Jews,
especially by the Vatican
authorities who orchestrated
this morally bizarre event.
FIRST IS the moral damage
that this audience may well
cause to international law and
order. In effect, the worldwide
publicity given to this Papal
reception to Waldheim exudes
the message that every former
Nazi, every murderer,
criminal, and terrorist need
never feel any guilt or remorse
over their evil deeds. If they
manage to lie about their anti-
human actions successfully,
and hang around long enough,
they might even obtain instant
absolution through an au-
dience with the Pope or his
surrogates. Waldheim did just
Second is the issue of the
Vatican policy of in-
discriminate invitations to
every head of state, regardless
of personal history or moral
character. If a head of state
who is a Catholic wishes to
enter a Papal confessional
booth and repent his or her
sins and ask for forgiveness,
that is an entirely private mat-
ter between the Pope as
universal pastor and the
Catholic believer. Jews and
other non-Catholics have no
standing to raise questions
about such religious matters,
no matter how good or bad the
moral character of the
It might be instructive for
Jews to articulate the Jewish
doctrine of teshuvah ("repen-
tance") which is completely
relevant to the Waldheim
situation. Judaism requires
four actions of a would-be peni-
tent (according to
Maimonides): a penitent must
confess explicitly one's sins; he
or she must have an over-
whelming sense of shame for
one's evil deeds; he or she
must make a firm determina-
tion to turn away from such
wrongdoing; and, the crucial
test, the penitent must
demonstrate changed
behavior. Waldheim has met
none of these penitential
audience also raises the ques-
tions for moral accountability
for what use the head of state
makes of that audience. When
PLO chieftain Yasir Arafat
manipulated an audience with
Pope John Paul II (not a
Erivate audience, as generally
elieved), his henchmen
plastered the photograph of
the Pope with this master ter-
rorist all over the Arab,
Muslim, and Third World
press. The caption, invariably,
was a version of "Pope Blesses
PLO Policies."
The Vatican issued a muted
clarifying statement subse-
quently, but it never caught up
with the exploitation of that
"photo opportunity" by Arafat
and his terrorist band.
President Idi Amin of Ugan-
da did exactly the same thing
with a photo he took with the
late Pope Paul VI. Amin,
whose PLO guards and
Muslim tribesmen massacred
nearly 500,000 black Chris-
tians (half of them Roman
Catholic), exploited that au-
dience by having his Papal pic-
ture splashed all over the
African and Muslim press with
a similar caption, suggesting
that the Pope and the Vatican
"blesses" his murderous
policies and actions.
THE MORAL question
seems self-evident: If one
opens the door of your apart-
ment house to a confessed
burglar or rapist, and he pro-
ceeds to rob every apartment
in the building or rape its
women inhabitants, is it moral-
ly responsible to say only, "All
I did was to let him in the front
door. Freedom of access, you
But the real and ultimate
question is: Why did the
Vatican Secretariat of State
agree to this audience which it
certainly knew would be con-
troversial and possibly damag-
ing? And the answer to that
crucial question, I believe, lies
buried deep in the internal
politics of Austria.
Waldheim has been a major
embarrassment to Austria.
The Social Democrats have
Continued on Page 11
G-d commanded Moses to as-
cend the mountain range of
Abarim, whence he could view
the Promised Land. Told that
his end was approaching and
that he, like Aaron, would die
for his sin at Kadesh. Moses'
immediate concern was ftr his
people and he asked that his
successor be appointed to lead
them. G-d directed him to lay
his hand upon Joshua, signify-
ing the transference of his
authority, present him to
Eleazar. the priest, as well as
to the whole congregation and
publicly confer the dignity of
office. Unlike Moses, who
received Divine communica-
tions directly, Joshua would
receive guidance through
Eleazar who. in his turn, would
consult G-d by means of the
Urim and Thummim.
It was necessary to remind
the new generation that their
sacrificial obligations would
continue when they entered
Canaan. A detailed description
was therefore given for the
public morning and evening
sacrifice (the Tamid); the addi-
tional sacrifice on Sabbaths
(Musaph); the offerings on the
New Moon, and on Passover,
the Feast of Weeks, New Year
and Day of Atonement, and
the Feast of Tabernacles. In
addition to these public offer-
ings, the individual, if he so
desired, could bring a private
offering on these days.
The first of the three
'Haphtaroth of Rebuke' which
precede the ninth of Ab-the an-
niversary of the destruction of
both Temples.
In the year 626 BCE during
the reign of Josiah, king of
Judah, the call comes to
Jeremiah to prophesy to the
people. The prophet is told
that he was pre-destined for
this mission from the very
beginning of his existence and
when he pleads immaturity is
told not to fear for G-d is with
him. Jeremiah has two visions
in the first of which he sees the
branch of an almond tree (a
type of tree which blossoms
early in the year) indicating
that G-d would hasten to fulfil
His judgment. In the second he
sees a seething cauldron tilted
towards the south, indicating
that the Babylonians from the
north would overthrow Judah
as punishment for its ini-
quities. Jeremiah is told to pro-
claim these warnings firmly
and resolutely, for G-d would
be his support against all
In the opening words of his
first prophecy Jeremiah recalls
the affectionate relationship
which existed between G-d and
Israel in the wilderness-
punishment would be inflicted
on those who assailed G-d's
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Weekly PortionMatot-Masee
Anshei Shalom. /V/r.iy Beach
A vow made to G-d was bin-
ding both in a positive form
(e.g. by vowing a voluntary
contribution to the Sanctuary)
and in a negative form (e.g. by
taking the Nazarite vow to
abstain from enjoyment). This
general rule was qualified in
cases of vows made by a
woman under the jurisdiction
of her father or husband. Thus
a young unmarried woman liv-
ing in her father's house, or a
woman who made a vow either
just before or when she was
married, was in duty bound to
fulfil her vow unless either her
father or her hdsband, as the
case might be, showed disap-
proval by disallowing it. Even
so, the husband's disapproval
was to be expressed on the day
he heard it for if he intervened
later, then he bore the guilt for
non-fulfilment of the vow. The
vows of a widow or divorced
woman were binding.
The attack on the Midianites
was made by 12,000 warriors,
1,000 form each tribe; they
were accompanied by Pinchas,
the priest, who took with him
the holy vessels and the
trumpets for sounding the
alarm. Every male was slain,
including the five kings of Mi-
dian and the false soothsayer.
Balaam, who had been
primarily responsible for the
revolting display of idolatry.
When the victorious army
returned, Moses severely
reprimanded them for sparing
the women who were the cause
of the evil, and ordered all the
survivors to be slain, only the
virgins being spared. The
soldiers, having become
unclean through their contact
with the dead, were required
to stay outside the camp for
seven days and undergo the
ceremony of purification. All
garments and utensils had also
to be cleansed in accordance
with the rules laid down by
Eleazar, the priest. The booty
was then divided equally bet-
ween the warriors and those
who had remained behind. One
five-hundredth of their share
was paid by the soldiers for the
benefit of the priests, whereas
one fiftieth of the non-
combatants' share went to the
Levites. The returning war-
riors, thankful that not one of
them had perished in battle,
made an additional free-will of-
fering to the Sanctuary of the
golden ornaments they had
The tribes of Reuben and
Gad possessed large herds of
cattle, and sought permission
to settle in the pasture ter-
ritory of Gilead, on the east of
the Jordan. Moses at first
disapproved as he feared that
if they remained behind, the
(ither tribes would lose heart
and there might l>e a repetition
of what happened after the
return of the twelve spies. The
Reubenites and Gadites ex-
plained that they fully intend-
ed to cross the Jordan and join
the others in the conquest of
Canaan, leaving behind only
their families and cattle in for-
tified cities. Moses now yielded
and charged Joshua to see that
the promise was fulfilled.
Otherwise, he warned, these
tribes would suffer serious
consequences and forfeit any
claim to the land of Gilead.
Moses extended a similar con-
cession to part of the tribe of
Manasseh, which had taken an
active part in the conquest of
Moses recorded the
itinerary of the Israelites
through the wilderness from
the time they left Rameses in
Egypt to their arrival at the
Plains of Moab. There were 42
places in all at which they en-
camped during their forty
years of wandering.
After they had dispossessed
the inhabitants of Canaan, the
people were told, every vestige
of idol worship was to be
destroyed and the land
distributed by lot in proportion
to the size of the tribes. After
details had been given of the
ideal boundaries of the Holy
Land to be divided among the
nine and a half tribes, ten
leaders of the tribes cncerned
Synagogue News
Shabbat Services begin Fri-
day, July 24 at 8 p.m. with lay
members officiating while
Rabbi Avraham Kapnek is on
vacation and Cantor Erie
Lindenbaum chanting the
Services begin on Saturday,
July 26 at S:45 a.m.
Daily minyan meets at H a.m.
Registration is now being
taken for the Early Childhood
Program and Religious School.
For more information call the
Temple office 481-6100.
Temple Executive Board
will meet on Wednesday. July
29 at 8 p.m.
At the Saturday morning
service at Temple Emeth,
Delray Beach on July 11 guest
lay leader, Joseph Elias. will
deliver the sermon,
"Jerusalem is Jewish."
The Friday Evening Service
at Temple Emeth in Delray
Beach on July 17 will be follow-
ed by an Oneg (Social) along
with a discussion period.
At the services on Saturday
morning, July 18, the sermon
will be delivered by our Vice
President. Joseph Elias on the
subject "The Problem on Self
Sisterhood of Temple Beth
Shalom of Century Village
West, will have their next
regular meeting on Monday.
Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. The mon-
thly card/luncheons will con
tinue during summertime.
Next one Aug. .''. at noon. Con-
tact Ruth 482-3016 or I,
were appointed who, together
with Eleazar, the priest, and
Joshua, were entrusted to allot
the land equitably. No
separate territory was allotted
to the Levites, but 48 cities
with their suburbs were to be
assigned to them on both sides
of the Jordan.
Six Levitical cities were
designated as Cities of Refuge,
three on either side of the Jor-
dan, to provide asylum for the
man who killed another ac-
cidentally and so escape the
vengeance of 'the avenger of
blood,' i.e. the dead man's
nearest relative. The wilful
murderer could not escape the
death penalty, but if the death
was caused by accident the
wrongdoer could flee to one of
the Cities of Refuge where he
was brought before a judicial
tribunal. Should the judges
decide that it was a case of
wilful murder, the murderer
was to be handed over to the
avenger. If found guilty of
manslaughter, his life was
spared, but he had to stay
within the city until the death
of the High Priest, and could
then return to his family. Even
the murderer could not be put
to death unless there were at
least two witnesses testifying
to the crime. The wilful
murderer could not have his
death sentence commuted by a
money payment, nor could the
'accidental' murderer avoid
exile in the City of Refuge by
payment of a ransom.
Leading representatives of
the families of Manasseh rais-
ed a new problem regarding
land inherited by daughters, as
in the case of Zelophehad. If
they married into another
tribe their property would go
with them and would not
revert to the original tribe
even in the year of Jubilee
(which dealt with land that was
sold and not with inherited
property), thus diminishing
their original holdings. The
problem was solved by passing
a law that in such cases,
heiresses should marry within
the tribe of their father. The
daughters of Zelophehad did in
fact marry their cousins.
II, 4-28; III, 4; IV, 1, 2
Jeremiah censures the peo-
ple for their unfaithfulness in
worshipping idols and rejec-
ting G-d, who delivered them
from Egypt and the hazards of
the wilderness, bringing them
to a fruitful land which they
had defiled. The priests, rulers
and so-called prophets were
equally guilty. Even heathen
nations were loyal to their
idols yet Israel forsakes the
true G-d and degrades itself by
relying on such false allies as
Egypt and Assyria. Time after
time, when delivered from op-
pression, the people promised
to be faithful, but their wor-
ship of Baal is sufficient
evidence against them. They
will come to realize that their
idols are powerless to assist
them in the hour of their
distress. Were they only to
return to G-d. their Father,
and practice truth and
righteousness, all humanity
would share in their blessings.
Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi David Bollag (right), a native of Basle, Switzerland, who
was recently ordained at the Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi
Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York City, meets
with Dr. Norman Lamm, president of the University. Rabbi
Bollag and his wife, Orley, will soon relocate to Zurich, where he
will serve as spiritual leader of the Israelitische Cultusgemeinde.
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services
at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m.
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 Mae
Volen Senior Center, 1515 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Fri-
day evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 392-5732. President: Steven D. Marcus. Services Fridays
evening five minutes before candlelighting. Shabbat morning 9
a.m. Sunday morning minyan at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at
the new building 7900 Montoya Circle beginning in February. For
information regarding services call 483-5384 or 394-5071.
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.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-1300. Rabbi Pincus Aloof. Cantor Louis Her-
shman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month. Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 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.
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.
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.

Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Elder Support Network Commences Operation
Bernard Nebenzahl of Los
Angeles, California. President of
the Association of Jewish Family
and Children's Agencies, an-
nounced that the Elder Support
Network, a service of the AJSCA,
has commenced operation as of
June 15. "I am both pleased and
proud to make this announce-
ment," said Mr. Nebenzahl, ad-
ding that the start up of the ESN
is a culmination of a tremendous
amount of effort on the part of
many individuals. "We were able
to pull together the resources of
many volunteer and professional
leaders throughout the country to
make the ESN a reality," lie
A.B. (Jlickman of Cleveland,
Ohio, and Joe Unger of Miami, co-
chairpersons of the ESN Steering
Committee, explained that the
Elder Support Network is a
system designed to act as a
telephonic bridge for adult
children seeking social services
for elder parents in other com-
munities and those Jewish Family
Service agencies that can provide
that very service. The two men
HIAS Wants to
Focus on You!
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society (HIAS), a beneficiary
agency of the Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, is currently prepar-
ing feature articles on HIAS
clients who have made a suc-
cessful transition to life in the
I nited States.
According to Robert L.
Israeloff, president, "The
goals of HIAS and the goals of
Federation are mutually objec-
tive insuring that our Jewish
brethren enjoy the very l>est
that world Jewry has to offer.
It would be of valuable interest
to learn and see firsthand how
your dollars have helped to
achieve these life-enhancing,
life-enriching services per-
formed by our agencies."
Those residents in the Greater
Fort Lauderdale area who
wish to have a focused feature
on their migration to America
and their involvement, be it in
business, civic affairs, educa-
tion, sports, or in the arts.
HIAS wants you. Also perhaps
an emigre who has become ac-
tively involved in the Jewish
community or someone with
an unusual or particularly in-
teresting background.
If you know or hea.' of any
such cases, please call or write
the HIAS Public Affairs
Department, 200 Park Avenue
South, New York, New York
10003, or (212) 674-6800, ex-
tension 240.
Health /Medical Update ...
Florida is the thunderstorm and
lightening capital of the United
States, far and ahead of the front-
runner when it comes to injuries
and death from lightning. From
1952 to 1980, 227 people died
from injuries in the state, the na-
tion's worst mortality record from
lightning bolts.
Dr. Eugene J. Strasser, plastic
surgeon and general surgeon in
practice with I)rs. Bose Yalaman-
chi and Steven H. Schuster in Cor-
al Springs, believes South Fieri-
ilians should respect the forces of
nature even more than they
already do. He has witnessed
enough lightning injuries and
resultant complex traumas to pa-
tients to urge caution throughout
the summer, even on apparently
clear weather days.
"Lightning occurs al>out two
thirds of the time with South
Florida's almost daily-afternoon
summer storms," Dr. Strasser
said. 'Lightning's awesome
power has been measured at
millions of votes from 5,000 to as
high as 200,000 amps for one
discharge. The temperature of the
bolt is between 15,000 to 60,000
degrees Fahrenheit, and the
discharge may last anywhere Bet-
ween 1/1,000 to 1/10 of a second.
Most injuries to people are from
cloud-to-ground lightning."
One person out of three hit is
killed by the lightning trauma.
The degree of injury depends on
the current flow, duration, the ac-
tual resistance of the person's
skin and even that person's
physical activity when he or she
was struck.
In one case noted by Dr.
Strasser, a 21-year-old man was
struck by lightning while riding
his motorcycle. The motorcyclist
died from lightning injury
(although victims can be
resuscitated even after they ap-
pear to have no vital signs for
many minutes). However, the
motorcyclist also suffered head in-
juries and other multiple severe
injuries after crashing by the
roadside. Lightning causes such
sudden, severe muscle contrac-
tions from its tremendous current
that the victim is often thrown
several yards. The combination
for the motorcyclist traveling at
high speed proved fatal.
"Some people may appear to be
dead, but can be revived. In one
case, a 10-year-old boy was
resuscitated after approximately
13 minutes with no vital signs,"
Dr. Strasser said. "He eventually
recovered with the only apparent
residual of the trauma, a nasal,
somewhat slurred speech.
Neurologic effects resulting from
lightning injuries are numerous
and unpredictable. Some unjuries
can develop years later, such as
the patient who developed an
ulcer in a 35-year-old lightning
The tremendous force of the
lightning can cause cataracts, cor-
neal ulcers, retinal detachment or
optic nerve injury to the eye. Ears
can Ik- injured by the crash of
thunder, and proximity of these
sound waves. The shock waves
most commonly cause tympanic
membrane rupture.
"Lightning injuries are certain-
ly complex, but one thing I would
like to stress is that prompt treat-
ment can save a person even if
they appear to have been killed,"
Dr. Strasser said. "Car-
diopulmonary resuscitation and
other appropriate measures
should be undertaken immediate-
ly to try to revive the person. That
person, if saved, will certainly
have other traumas, perhaps
retrograde amnesia, hypertension
or pulmonary problems, but these
usually resolve. The patient could
later develop cardiac arrhythmias,
neurologic problems or other pro-
blems because these are com-
plicated multi-system injuries, so
follow-up is essential."
Dr. Strasser believes an ounce
of prevention is worth a pound of
cure. He suggests residents of the
"thunderstorm and lightning
capital of the U.S." follow some of
these precautions: Immediately
move into a large building during
a lightning storm and certainly
avoid standing in an open field or
on a hilltop. Don't stand under a
natural lightning rod such as a
tall, isolated tree; move awny
from metal objects such as farm
equipment, bicyles, golf carts and
noted that demographic surveys
have revealed a mobility within
the North American Jewish Com-
munity that point to the creation
and existence of a national Jewish
community. "No longer are we
concentrated in urban enclaves
with built-in support systems,"
they said in a joint statement.
Jews live in communities of every
size and description and in areas
that are no longer identifiable as
"Jewish neighborhoods."
This fact, along with the one
which shows that demographic
surveys reveal that Jewish Family
Service agencies are among the
least known of the Jewish Com-
munal Service Agencies, were im-
portant factors in the creation of
the ESN. "Because JFS agencies
are so adept at serving the elder-
ly, the ESN was created to make
these agencies more accessible to
those in need of social services,'1
stated Mr. Nebenzahl.
The Elder Support Network is
modeled after programs run by
local Jewish Family Service Agen-
cies around the country, par-
ticularly in Florida. There are now
almost 70 partner agencies enroll-
ed in communities of every size
from coast to coast, and including
several in Canada. David
Saltman, Executive Director of
the Miami Jewish Family Service
and chairperson of the ESN
Technical Advisory Committee.
said that ESN partners have
agreed to be governed by a
Policies and Procedures Manual
that sets minimum standards of
practice. "All partners are
already providing the services
established as minimum criteria,"
said Mr. Saltman. The ESN will
hopefully raise the visibility of
these agencies and allow people to
make use of the valuable services
they can perform.
Since most people call after a
problem with a parent has arisen,
explained Mr. Saltman. ESN part-
ners are also committed to getting
back to any one making an inquiry
in the shortest possible time. "It's
been our experience in Miami that
most people call after a problem
has surfaced but before it becomes
an emergency," explained Mr.
Saltman. He added that callers do
appreciate the prompt response
afforded by the ESN.
The Elder Support Network can
be contacted by dialing a toll free
number, 1-800-634-7654. Callers
will be asked to give the Network
operators some information about
the elder relative they are referr-
ing and al>out themselves. This
will include a brief description of
what they consider the problem to
be as well as the home phone
number and address of the person
they are referring.
The Network operator will then
notify the Partner agency in the
parent's community which, in
turn, will conduct the person who
made the initial referral. The
worker from the Jewish Family
Service agency will ask for more
details about the case and, in turn,
will initiate contact with the elder
relative. An evaluation of the case
will be made and a treatment plan
will be suggested where ap-
propriate. "Service can be provid-
ed only if the elder person agrees
to accept it," cautions Mr.
There are usually fees attached
to the provision of service. Mr.
Saltman urged that anyone about
to engage in a contract with a
Jewish Family Service agency for
service to the elderly should
discuss these fees before any ser-
vice is given. Fees do vary from ci-
ty to city and all Partner agencies
have agreed to provide a sliding
scale of fees based on ability to
pay. Further information about
the Elder Support Network may
be obtained by calling Jewish
Family Service of Broward Coun-
ty at 749-1505 or 966-0956 or
ESN at 1-800-634-7654. Referrals
can also be made through one of
these two resources.
The Elder Support Network is a
lervice of the Association of
Jewish Family and Children's
Agencies. AJFCA is a national
membership organization of
Jewish Family Service agencies
throughout North America. The
Association offers its members
consultation, personnel placement
services, conference and program-
ming services, and other suppor-
tive measures designed to help
local Jewish Family Service agen-
cies do their job in the most effi-
cient and effective way possible.
Behind the Headlines
Continued from Page 9-
for the presidency, for bring-
ing shame and political isola-
tion to Austria. After the
United States put Waldheim
on "the watch list," barring
his entry, the People's Party
began a desperate effort to
break out of the growing vise
of Austrian isolation and rejec-
tion by the U.S. and Western
THE VATICAN became the
pole vault out of that isolation
and humiliation. Since
Austria's population is about
become increasingly vocal in
attacking the People's Party,
which nominated Waldheim
87 percent Roman Catholic,
and since there is a real danger
of political turmoil in Austria if
the Waldheim boil is not lanc-
ed, the Pope and the Vatican,
responding to the People's
Party entreaties, decided to
help bail them out through this
But the haunting question
that won't go away is: Why did
Pope John Paul II have to
capitulate so completely on
Waldheim's terms?
JTA Services
Frankfurt To
Restore Old Mikveh
500-year-old mikveh (Jewish
ritual bath) unearthed in urban
renewal diggings in
Frankfurt's Boenerplatz, will
be restored as an historic
monument even though it will
delay construction of a public
service center on the site for
about a year.
The municipality had plann-
ed to dismantle the bath and
move it to the local Jewish
museum. But the Jewish com-
munity and its chairman, Ig-
naz Bubis, intervened with the
mayor and city council.
The Del Pointe Chapter of
Women's American ORT is
planning a "summer lun-
cheon" card party at the
Delray Adult Recreation
Center, 802 NE 1st St., on
Monday, Aug. 17, at noon.
Donation $6. Call Marilyn
498-2553 or Jane 498-8856, for
further information.
Mitzvah Chapter of
Women's League for Israel
is presenting the following:
Thursday, Sept. 10 La
Cage Aux Folles.
Monday, Sept. 28 Calder
For more information call
483-3645 or 483-0981.
Impotents Anonymous (and
I-ANON for partners) Palm
Beach Area Chapter
meeting (second Thursday of
each month) will be held July 9
at 7 p.m. at JFK Medical
Center Private Dining Room.
Presentation on
"Psychological Aspects of Im-
potence" by Dr. Nicholas
Aradi. For further informa-
tion, call 964-8433.
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Gold Coast
The Melech Chapter No. 1908 of
the Aleph Zadik Aleph recently
elected new chapter officers. The
new board is headed by Godol
(President), Jon Bomser. Other of-
ficers include Programming Vice
President, Matt Cohen; Member-
ship Vice President, Alan Mint-
zer; Fund-Raising Vice President,
Steve Bernstein; Secretary, Scott
Frieser; Treasurer, Rodd Berlin;
and Chaplain, Mike Frieser. The
new board will serve for six
Melech is a chapter of the B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization, the
oldest and largest Jewish youth
group in the world. Centered in
Plantation, the chapter is now
entering its 13th year of existence
and currently has 51 members.
The adult Advisor of the group is
Dan Gitlitz.
The Emet Chapter No. 1818 of
the B'nai B'rith Girls recently
elected new chapter officers. The
new board is headed by the N'siah
(President), Jill Zwerner. Other
officers include Programming
Vice President, Adina Wachtel;
Membership Vice President,
Lauren Busch; Fund-Raising Vice
President, Abby Trupkin; Recor-
ding Secretary, Jennifer Simon;
Treasurer, Melissa Michaels; Cor-
responding Secretary, Stacey
Hoffner; and Chaplain, Lauren
Emet is a chapter of the B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization, the
oldest and largest Jewish youth
group in the world. Centered in
Plantation, the chapter is now
entering its 14th year of existence
and currently has 78 members.
The adult Advisors of the group
are Amy Elinor and Stephanie
For more information about this
or other chapters, contact the
BBYO office at 792-6700 or
BBYO is a member of the
Federation/UJA family of agen-
cies and benefieiarirx
Menorah Golf Classic
The 7th Annual Menorah Golf Classic has been scheduled
for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Palm-Aire Country Club. The
event, open to both men and women golfers, will get under-
way with a "shotgun" start at 8:30 a.m. Scoring will be
based on the Calloway system.
Play will be followed by a buffet luncheon and awarding
of the prizes.
Proceeds from the event, which are tax-deductible, go
toward support of the B'nai B'rith Foundation of the
United States Youth Services program. The Menorah Golf
Classic, which is sponsored by Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapels of South Florida, has raised more than
$25,000 for B'nai B'rith since its inception. For reserva-
tions and more information contact Oscar Goldstein,
742-6000 in Fort Lauderdale.
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