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of South County
Volumes Number 19
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, July 31,1967
Soviets Say
Others May
Be Coming
Members ofa Soviet consular delegation leave jta/wzn News Photo
the Russian compound in Jerusalem, last delegation is the first by a Soviet diplomatic
week, (July IS). The visit of the eight-man group in 20 years.
Frisco Mayor
Plans Fund-Raiser for Pope
Mayor Dianne Feinstein
plans to hold a fund-raising
reception at her home for Pope
John Paul IPs visit here in
September despite the Holy
See's audience with Austrian
President Kurt Waldheim last
Ironically, Feinstein, who is
Jewish, was one of three U.S.
Mayors and eight members of
Congress who launched a na-
tional petition drive last week
protesting the Pope's audience
with Waldheim and urging the
Vatican to recognize the State
of Israel. The Austrian Presi-
Mayor Dianne Feinstein
dent has been banned from
entering the United States
because of his history of alleg-
ed war crimes as a Nazi officer
in World War II.
The Mayor explained that
she agreed to host the $250-a-
head fund-raiser which will
help offset costs being incur-
red by the Archdiocese of San
Francisco before the
.Vatican announced the
meeting between the Pope and
Waldheim, whom she referred
to as a "redoubtable
did not cancel the event
because the Pope's scheduled
trip to San Francisco Sept.
Continued on Page &
Yevgeny Antipov, head of the
three-man Soviet consular
delegation that arrived in
Israel last week, is indicating
that the Soviet diplomatic
presence in Israel, however
low-level, may not end with his
delegation's departure.
Antipov, who is deputy
director of the Soviet Foreign
Ministry's Consular Depart-
ment, has told the Jerusalem
Post that the length of his
group's stay in Israel would
"depend on how soon we will
accomplish our tasks." He said
he was sure they would return
to the USSR before their
90-day visas expire.
But he was also sure that
they will be replaced by "other
officials" of "a consular
the sole purpose of their visit,
the first in 20 years by an of-
ficial Soviet group, was to
renew the passports of Soviet
nationals living in Israel and to
make an inventory of Soviet
property here.
He also maintained that the
description of his group as a
"delegation" was a misnomer
insofar as it implied
diplomatic-political substance.
But despite these disclaimers,
speculation is rife that there is
more to the visit than either
Moscow or Jerusalem is ready
to acknowledge.
The Soviet visitors are stay-
ing at the Tel Aviv Hilton
Hotel. They have rented a tem-
porary office in suburban
Ramat Gan to conduct their
business, the newspaper
Hadashot has quoted Foreign
Ministry sources to the effect
that the Ramat Gan office may
Continued on Page 6-
Marc Tanenbaum
Tough Talk
May Be
meeting between Vatican
Secretary of State Cardinal
Agostino Casaroli and U.S.
Catholic and Jewish officials,
described by one participant as
a "no-holds-barred" exchange,
is focusing on rising tensions
between Catholics and Jews in
the wake of the Pope's recent
granting of an audience to
Austrian President Kurt
Waldheim, who is accused of
Nazi war crimes.
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum,
director of international af-
fairs for the American Jewish
Committee and one of the four
Continued on Pace 2-
At Age 98
Beckie Shopnick Writes About Living Against the Clock
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Beckie Shopnick, 98, is a
writer. She deals in her
writing with the images of her
past and the themes of her pre-
sent, namely aging.
"Sometimes I feel that it's
hard to live, and harder to
die," says Shopnick. "It is dif-
ficult to live when you grow
Is the writer's voice inside
her head still young?
"Yes," agrees Shopnick,
"but you can't turn the clock
back. Luckily, growing old
doesn't happen all at once it
comes gradually, and so you
grow used to it."
IN PIECES such as "My
Enemy, The Clock," Shopnick
gives voice to the experience
of growing old and ap-
proaching death, an ex-
perience few can com-
municate, an experience few
want to hear about.
"The best part of me,"
asserts Shopnick, "is that I
can still, see, and my mind still
functions. I can observe people
and things, and I can describe
them in my own words.
"My own vision that's the
best part of me. That is what
makes me happy."
Sighing, Shopnick adds, "I
can still see and remember, the
good and the bad of it. The
good and the bad of it."
ALSO A painter and craft-
swoman, Shopnick is a resi-
dent of the Douglas Gardens
Miami Jewish Home and
Hospital for the Aged. She is
the longtime friend and com-
panion there of centenarian
Jacob Light.
Ruminating about the im-
pact on her of growing old,
Continued on Page 8
Beckie Shopnick

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 31, 1987
Kaplan Selected As Broward
Public Library Foundation Director
The Board of Directors of
the Broward Public Library
Foundation has selected Gail
Kaplan to be the Foundation's
new executive director. Her
role will be to direct and ex-
pand the development pro-
gram which raises funds from
private sources and endow-
ment's to provide the Broward
County Library System with
books and other materials that
go beyond what is available
through traditional tax-based
Kaplan replaces former ex-
ecutive director Joseph S. An-
cker, who resigned in March.
"I'm delighted to be here."
Kaplan said, "and I look for-
ward to working with the
Board in determining the
future direction of the
Having an enthusiastic
Board is one of the Founda-
tion's greatest assets, accor-
ding to Kaplan. "The members
of the Board have commited
not only their personal
resources, but also their time
and efforts to the success of
this program."
The Foundation will
welcome Kaplan with a private
reception, sponsored by
Southern Bell.
Kaplan was director of
development for the Philhar-
monic Orchestra of Florida for
the past two years. She is a
Board member of both the
South Florida Chapter of the
National Society of Fund Rais-
ing Executives and the Plann-
ed Giving Council of Broward
The non-profit Broward
Public Library Foundation
was incorporated in 1982.
Since then its efforts have pro-
vided the library system with
materials and services such as
special book collections and
equipment for the Viewing and
Listening Center of the Fine
Arts Department.
Vatican Talk
Shows Jewish-Catholic Tensions
Continued from Page 1
Jewish participants in the
meeting, said he and others
also expressed concern about
the Pope's attitude toward the
Nazi Holocaust and anti-
Semitism and had discussed
the steps necessary to improve
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Catholic-Jewish relations.
president of the National Con-
ference of Catholic Bishops,
said of the meeting: "Among
other things, we shared with
his Eminence our assessment
of Catholic-Jewish relations in
the United States, especially
as they have been impacted by
recent controversies and
allegations that the Catholic
Church is insensitive to the
Casaroli, second in command
at the Vatican, met with the
U.S. religious leaders at the
home here of Archbishop
Renato Martino, the Vatican's
permanent observer to the
United Nations. Casaroli
agreed to the unscheduled
meeting while he was on unof-
ficial business in New York.
The controversy heated up
last month when Pope John
Paul II granted an audience to
Waldheim in the face of ada-
mant Jewish opposition. The
Pope characterized Waldheim,
a former two-term UN
secretary general, as a great
international servant who has
advanced world peace.
BUT JEWISH groups were
angered that the Pope
neglected to mention
Waldheim's Nazi past or the
six million Jews and millions of
others who perished under the
Nazi regime that Waldheim
served as an intelligence of-
ficer in the Balkans.
"What is troubling is his at-
titude on receiving
Waldheim," Tanenbaum said.
"He has allowed Waldheim to
hijack the Pope and the
Vatican for his own purposes.
Waldheim called the Pope 'the
conscience of mankind,' and it
follows that Waldheim is ab-
solved in the conscience of
Tanenbaum said the Pope
has sent a mixed message on
the Holocaust, at times speak-
ing "movingly and sym-
Rose Named Prexy
Steve Rose, president and co-
publisher of Sun Publications,
which publishes among other
newspapers The Kansas City
Jewish Chronicle and The
Atlanta Jewish Times, has
been elected president of
Suburban Newspapers of
pathetically about the unique
suffering of the Jewish peo-
ple." At other times, Tanen-
baum said, it was "as if he was
revising that history."
TANENBAUM added: "We
told them how real this pro-
blem is. It is not a problem that
is going to be dealt with in
cosmetic or quick-fix public
relations terms or by symbolic
gestures." American Catholics
have said openly the Papal
meeting was unfortunate.
Tanenbaum said he received
"hundreds of statements, let-
ters and calls from American
Catholic bishops, nuns and
priests saying it was a grave
The four Jewish leaders who
attended the meeting are
members of the International
Jewish Committee for Inter-
religious Consultations:
Tanenbaum; Rabbi Mordecai
Waxman, Committee chair-
man and president of the
Synagogue Council of America
(SCA); Rabbi Gilbert Klaper-
man, past president of the
Rabbinical Council of America;
and Rabbi Wolfe Kelman, ex-
ecutive vice president of the
Rabbinical Assembly. The
Catholic Archbishop of New
York, John Cardinal O'Con-
nor, also attended.
Tanenbaum traveled to the
Vatican Sunday to continue
the dialogue he began last
week with Vatican officials.
In response to the Pope's
meeting with Waldheim, at
least two American Jewish
organizations the American
Jewish Congress and SCA
have decided to boycott a
meeting with the Pope
scheduled for Sept. 11 in
Free Sons of Israel, Boca
Raton, C.V. Lodge No. 229 is
the Oldest National Jewish
Fraternity and Benefit Order
in the United States.
This Order has embarked on
a Membership Drive within the
area. The Benefits for
Members, their Wives and
Children include the following:
Scholarship Funds, Special
Blood Bank, Social Action
Committee, Low Cost Life In-
surance, Placement for Ailing
Members to Convalescent
Facilities and a Wide Range of
Service Oriented Activities.
For more complete and
detailed Membership informa-
tion, please call Bertha
Baroch, 483-6328; Myra
Holden, 483-1897; or Ruth
Papelbaum, 483-1479.
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. ano 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 33446. Conner
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.
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Frisco's Mayor Feinstein Will Hold
Fund-Raiser for Pope's Visit
Friday, July 31, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Continued from Page 1-
17-18 "is a major visit to the ci-
ty" and because she promised
to help. Nonetheless, at least
one prominent Jew has declin-
ed to serve on the San Fran-
cisco Papal welcoming com-
mittee because of the meeting
with Waldheim. In addition, a
number of Bay Area Jewish
leaders among the 1,000 peo-
ple invited to the event at
Feinstein's home have said
they will not attend because of
the Waldheim affair -
although they declined to be
named in print.
In related news here, the
Most Rev. John Quinn, Ar-
chbishop of San Francisco,
met with local Jewish
representatives June 27 and
promised he would relay to the
Vatican the strong sentiment
against the Pope-Waldheim
meeting they expressed on
behalf of the Jewish
Rita Semel, executive direc-
tor of the Jewish Community
Relations Council of San Fran-
cisco, the Peninsula, Marin
and Sonoma Counties; Rabbi
Malcolm Sparer, president of
the Northern California Board
of Rabbis; and Larry Myers,
president of the Jewish Com-
munity Federation, indicated
after the meeting they were
impressed with the Ar-
chbishop's sensitivity and
IN ADDITION, Tikkun, a
national progressive Jewish
magazine published in
Oakland, has called for nation-
wide demonstrations against
the Pope during his visit to the
United States.
And a planned meeting Sept.
16 in Los Angeles between the
Pope and religious leaders may
be boycotted by rabbis and
Jewish leaders, according to
Rabbi Alfred Wolf, rabbi
emeritus of Wilshire
Boulevard Temple and coor-
dinator of the meeting.
"There has been no decision,
except the consensus seems to
be that if there is no satisfac-
tory response from the
Vatican, it will be difficult for
Jews to participate in a
meeting here," he said.
Feinstein and Jewish leaders
Lavi Jet
jor General Avihu Bin-Nun,
regarded as one of the staun-
chest opponents of the Lavi jet
fighter project, will be the next
commander of the Israel Air
Force. The decision was an-
nounced by Chief of Staff Lt.
Gen. Dan Shomron Monday.
Bin-Nun, who is head of the
Israel Defense Force's plann-
ing branch, will succeed Maj.
Gen. Amos Lapidot on Sept.
The planning branch will
then be headed by Brig. Gen.
Danny Yatom, who will be pro-
moted to Major General.
Bierman Reelected
Susan Bierman has been
reelected president of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
said the controversy was
especially sensitive here,
where there has been a strong
bond between the Catholic
Church and Jewish communi-
ty. Several Jewish members of
the Papal welcoming commit-
tee cited the ties between
those two communities as the
reason they are working with
the Mayor on behalf of the
Pope's visit.
Melvin Swig, chairman of the
board of directors of the
Federation, said that the city's
welcoming of the Pontiff
would be no different than that
for any other head of state, in-
cluding President Reagan.
The Mayor explained that
although she endorsed the na-
tional petition protesting the
Waldheim meeting, she did so
mostly because of its call for
Vatican recognition of Israel.
The petition was initiated by
the Simon Wiesenthal Center
of Los Angeles. The Mayor
arises1 during the Po^S CEMETERY DESECRATION: Unidentified
she will press him on the issue Persons m desecrated the Bayonne Jewish
cemetery in France. Nazi swastikas were
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drawn on 20 Jewish gravestones. As yet there
is no clue as to who perpetrated the desecra-
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 31, 1987
'Sainhedrin of Hypocrites'
Is Insulting Phrase
Former White House**communications direc-
tor Patrick Buchanan is an ultra-rightwing
ideologue whose political philosophy gives a bad
name to the many honest Americans in the con-
servative camp these days trying to make some
intelligent assessments about the revelations be-
ing daily unearthed by the joint House/Senate
investigating committee into the Iran/Contra
Enlightened conservatives of this order cross
party lines and include men like Rep. Richard
Cheney (R., Wyo,), Sen. Sam Nunn (D., Ga.),
Sen. William Cohen (R., Maine) and Sen. Paul
Trible Jr. (R., Va.).
In contrast, Buchanan, who has returned to
his former activity as a propaganda huckster
disguised as a newspaper columnist, is so far out
in never-never land that one would have trouble
seeing him at all except that an occasional,
responsible newspaper will publish his work for
some special reason.
Spirit of Good-Will
The Miami Herald, in its decision to present
Buchanan's piece on the Iran/Contra hearings in
its Sunday Viewpoint Section last weekend, had
this special kind of reason. Juxtaposed against
several other, far more balanced analyses of the
hearings, it would presumably give readers an
insight into both ends of the ideological spec-
trum, certainly a prospect worthy in itself.
What concerns us here is not Buchanan's
analysis as a political interpretation, but only his
statement that the Congress is "the Sanhedrin
of hypocrites trying to tear him (Lt. Col. Oliver
North) down."
The word, "Sanhedrin," he used in this con-
text is a buzzword whose intention is blatantly
anti-Semitic indeed as it has been for some
2,000 years, when the Sanhedrin was the
supreme Jewish political, religious and judicial
body in the post-Roman conquest era. Christian
doctrine since then faults the Sanhedrin for hav-
ing "judged" Jesus wrongly and having
"betrayed" him to the Romans.
Jews have suffered untold agony in the name
of this dubious conjecture since then. More to
the point, in the name of a seminally developing
Christian-Jewish dialogue in our own time, par-
ticularly since Vatican II, there has been a
spirited growth of Christian good-will and
brotherhood about correcting the record in
order to put an end to what otherwise seemed to
be a religiously-sanctioned anti-Semitism.
Poor Judgment
Buchanan's "Sanhedrin of hypocrites" is a
throwback and offensive to what this Christian-
Jewish dialogue hopes to achieve. "Sanhedrin of
hypocrites" is an insult to the honor of Jews, to
their integrity as a people and to the Divine
distinction accorded their religious covenant
with God.
The Herald used poor judgment in choosing
Buchanan's column as a conservative statement
that included so demeaning a phrase. A
newspaper such as the Herald, which has con-
tributed so significantly to the development of
Miami's multi-ethnic community in which fric-
tion is held to a minimum by its never-ending
careful editorial conviction, and encouragement
toward the achievement of neighborly harmony
among us, should have exercised more care in
not offending its Jewish readers, however
unintentional as an editorial oversight the of-
fense may have been.
Our Double Standard
So far as Israel is concerned, the general rule
of behavior for its allies is to demand a standard
so high that they never apply to any of the allies
themselves, either individually or generally.
This is so in the latest flap between Israel and
the United States so far as American visitors
are concerned who are black or of Palestinian
To put it bluntly, the State Department
pretends being offended in behalf of some of
these visitors who have complained that Israel
discriminates against them as they attempt to
enter the country. Some say they are denied en-
try. Others declare they are questioned for
hours beforehand or even asked to deposit vast
sums of money in escrow against violating their
visa restrictions.
In sanctimonious response, the United States
has threatened Israel with a "travelers' ad-
visory" against visiting Israel should these prac-
tices continue. It is, of course, easy for the
United States to pretend to such high moral pur-
pose when it costs so little. Little, old Israel, in
the palm of our hand anyway, will do just what
we want.
But what does Israel want? To begin with, it
wants no part of the Black Hebrews, with their
vicious anti-Semitism and their commitment to
the destruction of a Jewish Israel. What country
in the world today has opened its doors to a ma-
jor influx of blacks? Israel has in the guise of the
Falashas of Ethiopia.
And so, when Israel sets its sights on the
Black Hebrews of this country, it can be relied
upon to be truthful when it says it is concerned
with an internal survival issue, not a racial issue.
When our own government interdicts an influx
of blacks from Haiti into Miami, that is a racial
As for Americans of Palestinian extraction,
we rely on Israel that its policy is exclusionary
based on Israel's fair terrorism fears. If the
State Department doesn't care to know about
this, but reacts angrily to Palestinian complaints
based on the principle of free American travel
purely, then it is not only unrealistic it is also the
agency of a sanctimonious ally indifferent to
Israel's best interests where it is easy to be sanc-
timonious in order to score points in a stacked
game back home.
On the Tube
NBC Did A Real Hatchet Job
There we were again,
plastered all over the tube. No
question. Israel makes good
press. Even if the stories are
old or inaccurate or seemingly
of low priority based on what
is going on in the rest of the
world, Israel continues to get
way beyond its share of TV
time, headlines and feature
stories. In just the past few
weeks, NBC did their "Six
Days Plus Twenty Years," a
real hatchet job, and CBS
reran the story of a film made
for the IDF about the
Lebanese war.
What is this fascination the
Amerian media, and indeed
that of the entire world, has
with Israel? This tiny, struggl-
ing nation with no natural
resources sits in a semi-
strategic spot, but less so than
so many of its neighbors. It
sure keeps a high profile.
the two shows on network TV
was interesting. In the latter
part of June, NBC scheduled
the "Sue Days Plus Twenty
Years" program about the
1967 Six-Day War. Subtitles:
"The Dream is Dying." Give
me a break! The hype and
preamble set the thesis for the
piece. Time to trash Israel
once again.
NBC seems to excel at this.
But this was so blatant, so
predictable. Every Arab inter-
viewed was a PLO functionary
or spokesman. No comment
was made on the fact that
these avowed enemies of the
State were not prevented from
speaking their piece, from be-
ing interviewed and filmed in
Israel under its "iron fisted
military rule over the 'West
Conversely, the only Israelis
interviewed, with one intellec-
tual exception, were Peace
Now, disillusioned Americans,
or to show the other side, they
had Meir Kahane. Some
balanced picture. The ques-
tions asked were not open to
interpretation, rather they
were posed as: "Isn't it true
that. ."
Sixty Minutes was rerunning
the story of a film made for the
IDF about the problems many
of the Israeli soldiers had in
fighting a war in the villages
and towns of Lebanon. It too
raised the question of morali-
ty, but it was a bit more
balanced, a bit more objective.
There is no morality in war.
There is often not too much in
peacetime either, but at least
the killing stops. In war,
bombs tear people apart. Kids,
Moslems, Jews, women.
Bombs don't care. War is hell.
Sherman said that, and he
never even went overseas.
In a war, people get killed.
People get roughed up, and
property is destroyed. The
Arabs have decided that there
will be no end to the war with
Israel. After forty years, only
Egypt has made peace and has
reneged on half the promises
of that.
SO NBC trashes Israel for
its no-win situation in Judea
and Samaria. It is too bad that
the world holds up a double
standard of behavior where
Israel is concerned, but we
Jews should be used to that.
The shame is that NBC does
not pull its lens back a few feet
and see the whole picture.
Israel is surrounded by 65
million people who will not
make peace with her. Within
her borders, she has a hostile,
dissatisfied minority. But
there are Israelis working for
a solution. There are Arabs
working for a solution.
Why did NBC not spend a
few feet of film on Teddy
Kollek and how he has govern-
ed a center of the controversy,
Jerusalem, these past twenty
years? Why no mention of the
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Friday, July 31, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County PageJ^
After 100 Years, the Genius of Chagall Burns Brightly
The international art com-
munity paid tribute on July 7
to the birth centennial of the
Russian-born Marc Chagall,
the world-famous artist who
lived most of his life in France.
A number of special pro-
grams have been planned this
year to focus attention on the
artistic legacy that Chagall has
bequeathed to the world as one
of the premiere artists of the
20th Century. Currently runn-
ing in the Jewish Museum in
New York unitl Aug. 9 is an
exhibit titled "Chagall and the
In addition to traditional ex-
hibits, seminars and lecture
program on the brilliant
Jewish artist, a special
philatelic salute has been
prepared this year by about
seven foreign post offices in
different parts of the world
that will mark the Chagall
birth centenary by releasing
special postage stamps and
souvenir sheets that depict his
various artworks.
IN STAMP collecting
circles, this is a unique occa-
sion insofar as so many nations
will be issuing stamps to com-
memorate a Jewish artist.
True, many Jews in the past
have been depicted on postage
stamps. However, their
achievements have been most-
ly national. For example, only
India has released a stamp in
honor of Dr. Waldemar Haf-
fkine, a bacteriologist who
helped create inoculations
against cholera and plague
which were major killers in In-
dia, and the United States is
the sole country to depict Dr.
Bernard Revel, once a presi-
dent of Yeshiva University.
The only other 20th Century
Jewish personality to be
honored on the stamps of more
than five nations was the
Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
He was commemorated on the
postage stamps of a score of
nations some eight years ago
on the occasion of his birth
While Einstein's Jewish
faith played an important role
in his life he was forced to
flee from his homeland, Ger-
Much of Chagall's
work would not
exist except for his
Jewish background.
'Birthday' by Marc Chagall, 1915.
Oil on Canvas. New York:
Museum of Modern Art.
many, because of the rise to
power of the Nazis his scien-
tific achievements for which he
is remembered were not of a
particularly Jewish nature.
HOWEVER, much of the
creative work of Marc Chagall
would simply not exist if not
for the artist's strong Jewish
background. The fact that
many of these works of art
capture the imagination of the
Gentile viewer, does not in
itself detract from its over-
whelming Jewish content.
Rather, it is a testimony to
Chagall's artistic ability that
he can communicate a Jewish
theme in a manner that ap-
peals to the larger non-Jewish
Because much of Chagall's
artwork is dependent on the
artist's Jewish childhood and
his spiritual and cultural
background formed in his
youth, it can perhaps be
argued that he is the first in-
dividual to be honored on
foreign postage stamps
because of an achievement
that is predominantly the
result of his Jewish
Two years ago, six countries
released postage stamps to
mark the 850th birth anniver-
sary of the great Jewish
philosopher Maimonides. The
Spanish-born theologian was
also a respected physician.
And it was for this rather
secular skill, being a doctor,
that Maimonides was honored.
Most of the Maimonides
stamps included the seal of the
World Health Organization, a
specialized agency of the
United Nations, as part of a
1985 stamp series that paid
tribue to the 40th anniversary
of the United Nations
Organization. Even an earlier
1953 Israeli stamp depicting
portrait, 1914. Philadelphia
Museum of Art.
Maimonides was issued in con-
junction with the 7th Interna-
tional Congress of History of
Science that was held that
year in Jerusalem.
New York Times, when
writing Chagall's Page One
obituary on March 29, 1985,
declared that the artist was
"the originator of images that
had an almost universal poten-
cy and a master of large-scale
commissions that have left a
permanent mark on the cities
in which they were located ...
During the second half of this
century, Chagall had arrived
at something close to
Russell marveled over the
fact that major Chagall com-
missions can today be seen in
New York's Metropolitan
Opera House, Chicago s First
National Bank, Jerusalem's
Knesset Building and Had-
dassah Hebrew University
Synagogue, the Paris Opera
House, Zurich's Fraumunster,
and the major cathedrals of
Metz and Rheims.
"If to them," Russell wrote,
"we add the paintings that can
be- found in almost
museum in the developed
world, the private commis-
sions, the graphic works that
he produced by the hundreds,
the stage designs and the book
illustrations that he never fail-
ed to produce on demand, it
will be clear, at the very least,
Marc Chagall left his mark on
the world."
CHAGALL WAS born to a
religious Jewish family in
Vitebsk on July 7,1887 that in-
cluded eight other children.
His original name was Moshe
Shaygall. His hometown was a
part of the Russian Pale of Set-
tlement, the small
geographical section in Russia
where, in the late 19th Cen-
tury, the majority of the
world's Jewish population
It was not easy at that time
for the Jews during the last
decades of Czarist rule in
Russia to make a livelihood.
Anti-Semitic laws prohibited
most Jews from residing in
other parts of Russia outside
of the Pale of Settlement from
studying in universities or
practicing in the professions
such as medicine or law.
Indeed, when Chagall left
Vitebsk at age 20 to study art
in St. Petersburg, he had to
get a wealthy Jew in the Rus-
sian capital who had special
permission to reside there to
declare that he required the
art student to serve as a ser-
vant in his home. In this man-
ner, Chagall managed to
escape from the Pale of
It was during Chagall's
youth when growing up in
Vitebsk that he soaked up the
flavor of Jewish life in his
hometown that was so similar
to the experiences of Jews
elsewhere in the Pale of Settle-
ment. But, while much of
Chagall's artwork holds a
special appeal to Jews around
the world, specifically his
stained windows in the
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center in Jerusalem
that depict the Twelve Tribes
of Ancient Israel, his reputa-
tion as one of the modem
giants of the art world is based
on the fact that his artistic out-
put has meaning and enchant-
ment to the larger Gentile
INDEED, among the many
hundreds of commissions that
Chagall received in the course
of his lengthy artistic career
were those for the designing of
stained glass windows for a
number of Christian churches,
most notedly the Cathedrals at
Metz and Rheims.
The themes for these stained
windows that he created for
the churches were taken from
his interpretation of the Old
Testament that he had studied
in cheder as a child in Vitebsk
in the late 19th Century.
The topics which appealed to
him and which he transformed
Continued on Page 9
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 31, 1987
Soviet Consular Delegates Say
Others May Soon Follow Them
Foxman Succeeds Perlmutter At ADL
Continued from Page 1
become a permanent legation.
Haaretz quoted the Foreign
Ministry's political director
general, Yossi Beilin, as say-
ing, "Only a blind man can ig-
nore the numerous signs in-
dicating an important im-
provement in the Soviet at-
titude toward Israel."
the visit by the consular level
officials was a test by the
Kremlin of Arab reaction to a
possible improvement in
Soviet-Israel relations. "If
they see that they can live with
this reaction it is conceivable
that they will try to institu-
tionalize the delegation and
leave it permanently in Israel,
perhaps as a base for a future
embassy," Beilin said, accor-
ding to Haaretz.
Beilin also made clear that
when Israel agreed to grant
visas to the Soviet officials, it
was with the understanding
that a similar Israeli delega-
tion would visit the Soviet
Union "within a reasonable
period of time." Antipov told
reporters that there was no
need for a reciprocal visit
because there are no Israeli
nationals or Israeli property in
the USSR.
Some observers have
pointed out that the three-man
Soviet mission, accompanied
by staff, is too large simply to
look into the status of Soviet
nationals and Soviet property
in Israel. Most of the nationals
are functionaries of the Rus-
sian Orthodox Church and
Russian women who married
Israeli Arabs who were
students in the Soviet Union.
Most of the property is Church
IN ADDITION to Antipov.
an important member of the
delegation is Alexei
Chestyakov, described as a
diplomat with expertise on the
Middle East. The third
member is Genryk Flachin.
who attended a brief meeting
with Israeli officials in
Helsinki last August.
Chestyakov told the
Jerusalem Post Thursday (July
17) that the USSR did not
regard the lack of diplomatic
relations with Israel as an
obstacle to Soviet participa-
tion in an international con-
ference for Middle East peace.
He recalled that both countries
sent delegations to the peace
conference in Geneva in Oc-
tober, 1973 after the Yom Kip-
pur War, despite the absence
of relations.
Antipov was noncommittal
on the subject when question-
ed by reporters earlier in the
week. He would say only that
as a permanent member of the
United Nations Security Coun-
cil "certainly our role should
be taken into consideration."
About the role of a conference,
he said. "I believe it is too ear-
ly to talk about it."
THE SOVIET delegation
met briefly with Yaacov
Aviad, head of the Foreign
Ministry's Consular Division,
who described their talks as
"extremely positive" and "a
good beginning." He did not
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres urged that the visit
"not be blown out of
The Soviet visitors have not
been disinclined to talk to
Israeli reporters since their ar-
rival here. Antipov was inter-
viewed by the Army Radio,
which opens its daily news pro-
gram with greetings by a pro-
minent personality, and on
Tuesday (July 14) it was An-
tipov who delivered a cheerful
"Good Morning, Israel" in
But the visit has not been
without its tense moments.
Soviet Jewry activists
demonstrated outside the
Foreign Ministry while the
Soviets were meeting wih
On Thursday evening, a
group of 10 demonstrators,
some of them relatives of im-
prisoned Soviet Jewish
refuseniks, occupied the lobby
of the Tel Aviv Hilton, carry-
ing placards calling for the
release of "Prisoners of Zion"
and "Let My People Go." One
demonstrator, Vladimir
Magaryk, chained himself to a
cibly removed them. An
Associated Press
photographer covering the
event was locked in her room
and her film was confiscated.
The Soviet delegates did not
seem disturbed by the
demonstration. "We are not
afraid that something may
happen to us. There are
demonstrations everywhere,"
a spokeman for the delegation
Abraham Foxman, 17, has
been appointed national direc-
tor of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, suc-
ceeding the late Nathan
Perlmutter, ADL national
chairman Burton Levinson an-
nounced Monday.
Foxman served as associate
national director and head of
the ADL's International Af-
fairs Division since 1978. He
and Perlmutter were a
"remarkable team," Levinson
said. "Thanks to the unusually
close relationship, both per-
sonal and professional, ADL is
assured the continuity of
leadership essential to con-
tinued progress in meeting the
many challenges which con-
front the world Jewish
FOXMAN received a law
degree from New York
University Law School. He is
also a graduate of City Univer-
sity of New York and did
graduate work in advanced
Judaic studies at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America and in international
economics at the New School
for Social Research.
He is a member of the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council, the ad-
visory council to the New York
City Holocaust Memorial Com-
mission and the New Jersey
Advisory Council on Holocaust
Abe Foxman
Born in Poland in 1940, he
was saved from the Holocaust
by a Polish Christian
nursemaid who claimed him as
her own child after his parents
were imprisoned by the Nazis.
He was baptized and raised as
a Catholic in early childhood,
until reunited with his parents,
Helen and the late Joseph Fox-
man, in 1946. Sixteen family
members died in the
THE FOXMANS arrived in
the U.S. in 1950. Abraham
Foxman was educated at the
Yeshiva of Flatbush (N.Y.).
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Friday, July 31, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of SouthCounty Page 7
Feeling High Against
Egypt's Invite to Waldheim
The official visit here of
Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel
Meguid, the first by a top
Egyptian statesman since
Israel invaded Lebanon in
1982, began under a cloud
Feelings are running high
over Egypt's invitation to
Austrian President Kurt
Waldheim issued by Meguid
last week to visit Egypt. In
addition, the Labor-Likud con-
flict over the peace process
was aggravated by Meguid's
call upon arrival at Ben-Gurion
Airport for the Israeli govern-
ment and people "to stand
together and support" an in-
ternational conference for
Middle East peace.
MEGUID ALSO indirectly
triggered a row among Labor
Party Knesset members and
between Labor and Likud over
what many in both parties saw
as a slight by the Egyptian
visitor toward the Israeli
lawmakers. According to Abba
Eban, chairman of the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee, there
was no slight, only a
The official aspects of
Meguid's visit went off
smoothly. He was greeted at
the airport with full diplomatic
protocol. He met separately
with Premier Yitzhak Shamir
and Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres Monday morning and
lunched with President Chaim
Political observers said
Meguid's call for an interna-
tional peace conference would
carry no weight with Shamir
and Likud, who are flatly op-
posed to that scenario.
Shamir's aides briefed
reporters in advance of his ar-
rival not to expect any
IN HIS airport remarks,
Meguid said, "Egypt will con-
tinue to exert all its efforts for
an early resumption of the
peace process through conven-
ing an international con-
ference before the end of the
year." He said, "The message
to the Israel government and
people is the urgency of
Meguid had scarcely arrived
when the Knesset House Com-
mittee plunged into debate
over Knesset Speaker Shlomo
Hillel's order to cancel a
meeting between Meguid and
the Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee because it
would take place at the King
David Hotel rather than in the
Hillel felt the venue was an
insult which amounted to a
boycott of Israel's parliament
by the Egyptian Foreign
Minister. Likud members of
the House Committee backed
Hillel, a Laborite.
BUT EBAN, also a Labor
MK. criticized Hillel's action
Friedman Cited
The Federal Republic of Ger-
many presented its Com-
mander's Cross of the Order of
Merit July l to Howard Fried-
man, immediate past president
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, for his AJCommittee
work to promote understan-
ding between U.S. Jews and
West Germany.
and called the House Commit-
tee's debate "insulting and
superfluous." He said it was
never intended for the Foreign
Affairs and Security Commit-
tee to meet with Meguid at a
hotel, and he would not think
of convening it anywhere but
in the Knesset.
According to Eban, he had
arranged for some committee
members to meet with Meguid
informally at his hotel because
the Foreign Ministry had not
scheduled a visit to the
Knesset for him. Eban said he
would meet privately with
Meguid at the hotel. Shamir
and Peres both announced
before Meguid's arrival that
they would raise the issue of
Cairo's invitation to
Waldheim, who is accused of
complicity in Nazi atrocities
during World War II.
The announcements drew an
angry response from Meguid
before he left Cairo warning
Israel not to meddle in Egypt's
internal affairs.
BUT THE feeling here is
that the invitation, issued
almost on the eve of Meguid's
visit here, showed an insen-
sitivity to Israeli and Jewish
sensibilities on the matter.
Shamir charged over the
weekend that Arab countries
seemed to "court" Waldheim
as a way of "expressing
hatred" for Israel.
Waldheim has visited Jordan
at the invitation of King Hus-
sein and reportedly has been
invited to Libya.
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At 98, She Writes About
Growing Old, Fear of the Clock
Continued from Page 1
Shopnick sums it all up in "My
Enemy, The Clock," as
"If I ever had an enemy,
the alarm clock is my worst.
It just shortens my life with
every minute, tracking me
down like a detective with its
footsteps, tick tock, tick tock,
tick tock. It is frustrating,
and I start to curse with all
the curses I had learned from
Sholem Aleichem, but that
doesn't help. Sometimes I pi-
ty the clock, it was invented
for its job, 24 hours, day and
night, to remind me what and
when to do this or that, like
an ever-present boss.
"Monday morning at nine-
fifteen, it has its hands stret-
ched out as wide as they can
reach, saying, 'Well, the Arts
and Crafts Department is
already open, and the pain-
ting canvas is jumping out of
its skin, waiting for your gen-
tle caress and dab, dab, dab.
Go ahead, get a move on, you.
Time is running out!'
"That's how I am constant
ly being hounded and chased.
And before 1 can regain my
breath, I hear the alarm from
all corners of the room,
'Becky, time for lunch, your
mushroom and barley soup is
getting cold.' Oh! That
mushroom and barley, black
as mud! I don't care if I miss
"When I entered the Miami
Jewish Home and Hospital
for the Aged, 1 expected that
at last I would be able to
relax and take it easy, but
that alarm clock followed me
here as well. 'You'd better be
on the go, or time will drag
and eventually you will get
bored. Then you'll blame it on
"I am scared to death that
the old clock will also follow
me to my grave, and that
even there it will wake me up
for another term."
In Rome, the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Elio Toaff
congratulates Monsignor John Patrick
Carroll-Abbing following his investiture as an
honorary citizen of Rome at City Hall before
700 ambassadors, clergy, and other
dignitaries. Rabbi Toaff, a longtime friend,
met the Dublin-born priest for the first time
right after the liberation of Rome. The mon-
signor, a World War II Resistance hero, was
active in finding shelter for children, the aged,
and Jews fleeing from the Nazis and was
awarded the Silver Medal for Military Valor
on the field of battle. The June U investiture
was an acknowledgement of Monsignor
Carroll-Abbing s 50 years of service to
humanity and to the youth of the world.
Hassan Given
Hassan II of Morocco, who
celebrated his 58th birthday on
July 10. was presented with a
scroll signed by 71 prominent
Israelis, attesting to the role of
his late father. King Muhamm-
ed V, in fighting the Nazis dur-
ing World War II and saving
Jewish lives in Europe and
The information was
reported to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency here bj
Sam Ben-Shitrit, president of
Beyachad, the organization of
Israelis of North African
origin, in a telephone call from
Ben-Shitrit said this should
"once and for all" end the con-
troversy and rumors about the
attitude of Muhammed
towards Jews.
Ben-Shitrit said Hassan was
deeply moved and thanked the
signers of the document and
the Israelis who presented it to
him, Rafi Edri, chairman of
the Labor Party's Knesset fac-
tion, and Ben-Shitrit, by say-
ing, "I would like to bless all
Israelis of Moroccan origin,"
Hassan said, according to Ben-
Ben-Shitrit told the JTA
that Muhammed supported
Gen. Charles de Gaulle's Free
French movement during the
Nazi occupation of France and
opposed the collaborationist
Vichy regime. He was
decorated by de Gaulle in 1954.
First Fellowship
David Shulman, professor of
Indian studies and com-
parative religion at the
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, is the first pro-
fessor in Israel to receive a
fellowship from the Mat-Ar-
thur Foundation of Chicago.
Recipients o he grants are
considered r~ be geniuses.
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'The Dream,' by Marc Chagall, 1920. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
100 Years Later
Chagall's Genius Still Burns Brightly
Continued from Page 5
into stained glass windows in-
clude the themes of "Moses
Before the Burning Bush,"
"Jeremiah and the Exodus of
the Jewish People," "Jacob
Wrestling with the Angel,"
"Adam and Eve Expelled
from the Earthly Paradise"
and the "Vision of the Prophet
Isaiah on Peace and
executed art like other
children in school, his first for-
mal art training came in 1907,
when he spent a couple of mon-
ths in the Vitebsk studio of
Yehuda Pen. It was shortly
thereafter that he had left to
study art in St. Petersburg.
At first, he took instruction
in the Imperial Society for the
Protection of the Fine Arts.
Not satisfied, Chagall dropped
out of the Society, and in late
1908, he enrolled in the
Svanseva School that was
directed by Leon Bakst. This
proved to be a turning point in
Chagall's development as an
artist in future decades.
After three years of study-
ing art in St. Petersburg,
Chagall in 1910 obtained an
allowance from Max Vinaver
that gave him the chance to
travel to Paris in order to fur-
ther his development as an
For four years, he lived in
Paris and was profoundly in-
spired by his association with
other struggling artists like
Leger, Laurens, Archipenko,
Modigliani and Soutine who
had also made their
pilgrimages to the French
capital city in order to better
develop their art styles.
SOME OF Chagall's
greatest masterpieces were
executed during us first stay
in Paris. Indeed, many art
critics such as Guillaume
Apollinaire saw in Chagall's
work a forerunning of what
was eventually to develop
among other artists as the
School of Surrealism. Chagall
himself, however, would never
totally endorse or join this
In 1912, Chagall began to ex-
hibit some of his paintings in
Parisian galleries. In 1914, he
took a large selection of his
work for a special one-man
showing in Berlin. Twenty-
three years later, the Nazi
government ordered all Ger-
man museums to remove
Chagall's paintings from
display to the public.
Shortly after, the successful
opening of the Berlin exhibi-
tion, Chagall boarded a train
to travel back to Russia in
order to see family and friends
that he had not seen in four
years. The outbreak of the
First World War prevented
Chagall from returning to
Paris, and he married Bella
Rosenfeld, his long-time
fiance, in Vitebsk in 1915.
That same year, the artist ex-
hibited 25 of his paintings in
the Art salon of Moscow.
THE YEAR following the
marriage, the Chagalls were
blessed with the birth of a
daughter whom they named
Ida. His work continued to be
displayed in exhibits in both
Moscow and St. Petersburg
during the years 1916-17.
The October Revolution of
1917 set the stage that
brought the Bolshevik Com-
munists to power in Russia
following the overthrow and
bloody liquidation of the
Czarist family that had ruled
the world's largest nation for
three centuries. Offered a
chance to head the fine arts
section of a newly-established
Ministry for Cultural Affairs
that would be headquartered
in Moscow, Chagall followed
the advice of his wife and
declined the honor.
Instead, he returned to his
hometown of Vitebsk and was
there appointed to serve as
Commissar of Fine Arts for
the region. He also became the
director of a new school of fine
arts that was scheduled to
open in Vitebsk in 1919.
Disagreements with other
teachers in the school upset
Chagall, and he finally resign-
ed his teaching post in 1920.
The artist returned to Moscow
where be received commis-
sions to execute stage designs
for various plays including his
favorite, Gogol's "Inspector
CHAGALL took advantage
of an opportunity in 1922 to
leave his homeland and enjoy
more artistic freedom. He
traveled to Berlin and stayed
there for several months until
his wife and daughter could
join him. The following year,
the artist returned to Paris
where he discovered that his
earlier work had during the*
war years earned him an ex-
cellent reputation in Parisian
art circles.
This reputation helped
Chagall to begin winning im-
portant commissions. In 1924,
the Surrealism movement
gained public support, and
Chagall, considered a forerun-
ner of the art form, benefitted
from this development. With
the increasing commissions he
was earning, the artist wass
able to travel to all parts of
Europe and the Middle East.
The outbreak of the Second
World War, which saw the
quick German defeat of
France, posed a major threat
to Chagall because of his
Jewish faith. The Nazi regime
had passed a law against Ger-
man museums displaying his
work. Some of Chagall's pain-
tings had even been burned by
Nazi supporters as part of
their campaign against the
FORCED TO flee to
southern France from the
capital city of Paris, Chagall
managed to escape to the
United States when contacted
by agents of the Emergency
Rescue Committee. He arrived
in New York on June 23, 1941,
the very day that Germany at-
tacked Russia, and set the
stage for the destruction of
many Jewish communities in
the land, including Vitebsk.
During his stay in the United
States, a major personal
tragedy occurred with the
death of his wife, Bela, in
1944. His grief was so great
that the artist went through a
period of almost ten months in
which he did not touch a brush.
In 1946, a major exhibition
of his work spanning the
previous four decades was held
at the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, thus further
spreading his reputation
among American art
Chagall returned to live in
France in 1948. Four years
later, he met and married
Valentina (Vava) Brodsky and
began to study the concept of
medieval stained glass win-
dows by visiting the famed
Chartres Cathedral.
THE ARTIST initiated a
series of Biblical Message
paintings in 1955 that would
be completed in 1966 and serve
as the focal point of a museum
named in his honor in Nice,
France and which was opened
to the public in 1973.
In the last decades of his life,
Chagall basked in almost
universal acclaim. In 1963, a
major exhibition of his artwork
was staged in Japan at the Na-
tional Museum of Tokyo and
the State Museum of Kyota.
Among the numerous honors
and awards that he received
were honorary doctorate
degrees from the University of
Glasgow, Brandeis University
and Notre Dame University.
Also the Erasmus Prize from
the European Foundation of
Culture in Copenhagen, the In-
ternational Prize for Engrav-
ing at the Venice Biennale,
and the French Grand Cross of
the Legion of Honor.
THE NEW postage stamps
being released this year by An-
tigua and Barbuda, Bhutan,
Dominica, Gambia, Grenada,
Grenada Grenadines and
Sierra Leone to commemorate
the artist's birth centennial
will not constitute the first
time that stamps have been
released in honor of works of
art that Chagall created.
That philatelic honor goes to
France, Chagall's adopted
homeland which released an 85
centime stamp in 1963 (Scott
1076) that reproduced his pain-
ting titled "The Married Cou-
ple of the Eiffel Tower."
Four years later, the United
Nations Postal Administration
in New York focused philatelic
attention on Chagall by releas-
ing a single miniature sheet
(Scott 179) that highlighted
the "Memorial Window" that
the artist designed at the UN
Headquarters following the
tragic death of that organiza-
tion's Secretary-General Dag
Hammarskjold, whose
airplane crashed while in the
performance of a peace mis-
sion in Africa. A portion of the
Hammarskjold Memorial Win-
dow titled "The Kiss of Peace"
was simultaneously released
as a separate 6 cents stamp
(Scott 180).
productive life, Chagall was
honored by the issuance of
stamps released by the Israeli
Post Office. A strong sup-
porter of the Jewish state, his
works were popular there
because of the strong Jewish
content that frequently ap-
peared in his paintings.
In 1969, a three lira stamp
was issued by Israel to il-
lustrate Chagall's painting
"King David" (Scott 309).
Thousands of tourists to
Jerusalem each year, make a
point of visiting the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical
Center Synagogue which pro-
udly displays a set of stained
glass windows that Chagall
designed and which illustrate
the theme of the Twelve Tribes
of Israel. These windows were
the subject of twelve one lira
stamps (Scott 509-20) that
were issued by the Israel Post
Office in 1973 in two
In 1985, to mark the 40th an-
niversary of the establishment
of the United Nations, Antigua
and Barbuda, a former British
colony in the Caribbean issued
a $5 souvenir sheet that
featured in the stamp portion a
portrait of the artist. In the
border portion, his UN
Memorial Window souvenir
sheet of 1967 was reproduced.
AMONG THE Chagall pain-
tings being commemorated on
postage stamps this year in
honor of the artist's birth
centennial are "Abraham's
Sacrifice," "The Jew in Pink"
(Grenada Grenadines),
"Joseph the Shepherd,"
"Purim" (Dominica), "The
Shabbat" (Gambia), "Return
from Synagogue," "Moses
Receiving the Tablets,"
"Jacob's Struggle with the
Angel," "Moses Striking the
Rock," "Sacrifice of Isaac,"
"Jacob's Dream," "Noah and
the Rainbow," "Moses Before
the Burning Bush," "Abraham
and the Three Angels" and
"Adam and Eve Expelled
from Paradise" (Grenada).
NBC Did Real Hatchet Job In
Report on Six-Day War Plus 20
Continued from Page 4
nine Arab universities now
open in Judea and Samaria
that never existed under Jorda-
nian rule?
WHY NOT show the drop in
infant mortality rate among
Arab families within Israel's
borders? If Israel is seeking to
rid itself of Arabs, they have a
funny way of going about it.
The faces on the kids in the
CBS piece told their own
story. The Lebanese war ask-
ed Jewish kids to go into
hostile villages where women
and children could be the
enemy, where killers do not
wear uniforms. The IDF has
produced this film to allow the
next generation of soldiers to
deal with this trauma.
Israel has its problems. It is
coming of age in a difficult
time in a difficult place. It is
forced to do things differently
than any nation on earth
forced by the pressure of the
world press and even by Jews
who have the guts only to
criticize, not to live there.
SO, BOMBS continue to go
off on beaches set by Arabs.
No bombs go off in Arab lands
set by Israelis. CBS focuses on
a difficult war now over for
three years. NBC shows a one-
sided, bigoted view of life in
Judea and Samaria.
Why? There is so much juicy
turmoil in the world. Why is it
always Israel? Here are OUie
North and the Persian Gulf
and Jim and Tammy. Why?
Why would a guy named Paul
Greenburg make a hate piece
about the Jewish nation?
There is no morality in war,
agreed. Apparently there is lit-
tle in network television as

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Synagogue Jlfews
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Devarim The Week-
ly Torah Biblical Portion" at
the Sabbath Morning Service
on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8:30
Kiddush will follow Service.
"Vaetchanan The Weekly
Torah Portion"
Rabbi Dr. Sacks will preach
the sermon on the theme
"Vaetchanan The Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
Saturday, Aug. 8, commencing
at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach a sermon on the theme
"Ekev The Weekly Torah
Biblical Portion" at the Sab-
bath Morning Service on
Saturday, Aug. 15, commenc-
ing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Services.
The Rabbi's course in the
Talmudic Tractate "Ethics of
our Fathers" will be pursued
in conjunction with Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceding the daily Morning
Minyon Services, and at 6:30
p.m. in conjunction with the
daily Twilight Minyon
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacobs, and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairpersons of the
Membership Committee.
For further information call
The Rabbi's course in the
Talmudic Tractate "Ethics of
our Fathers" will be perused
in conjunction with Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceding the Daily Morning
Minyon Services, and at 6:30
p.m. in conjunction with the
Daily Twilight Minyon
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacobs and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairpersons of the
Membership Committee.
For further information call
The Sisterhood of Temple
Emeth, Delray Beach is spon-
soring a Rosh Hashonah holi-
day stay at the Shelbourne
Hotel in Miami Beach, for five
days, Wednesday, Sept. 23 to
Sunday, Sept. 27.
The Sisterhood of Temple
Emeth is planning a gala
Thanksgiving Weekend at the
kosher Saxony Hotel, Miami
Beach. It includes five days,
Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sun-
day, Nov. 29.
For further information and
details contact the Temple Of-
fice by telephone, 498-3536 or
address Sisterhood at 5780 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,
FL 33484.
If you are not affiliated with
any other Temple, consider
joining Temple Sinai. For in-
formation call Helyn Berger,
membership chairman, at
Temple Sinai's Friday night
services on July 31 will begin
at 8:15 pm. and will feature a
dance presentation by Charles
Sheikovitz, in keeping with the
words of the Psalms which say
that we sing and dance "with
harp and lyre."
Charles Sheikovitz has a BS
in Dance Education and
Master of Arts in Television
Choreography. He began danc-
ing at the age of 8, and for the
past 17 years he has been with
the Army Entertainment Pro-
gram, touring the country. He
was choreographer for Ronald
Reagan's 2nd Inaugural per-
formance held in Washington,
D.C., titled the All-Army
Soldier Show.
Presently director of the
Performing Arts at FDR High
School in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Sheikovitz performs as a guest
artist at colleges and with the
public school system with a
one-man show on dance.
Charles will be assisted Fri-
day by Marisa Kamin, a stu-
dent at Christa McAuliffe Mid-
dle School. Marisa is 10 years
old and has studied gymnastics
since the age of two, winning
numerous awards.
All are welcome to attend
services on Friday evening and
on Saturday morning at 10
Shabbat services will take
place at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Samuel Silver's sermon
will be "Words of Comfort."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance.
Saturday services at Temple
Sinai will begin at 10 a.m.
Temple Sinai will be selling
High Holy Day tickets. For in-
formation call the Temple
Temple Sinai welcomes youi inquires about High Holy
days, membership and religious school.
Tickets for High Holy Days Are
Now Available.
We are a Reforrr Congregation serving the needs of
Jewish families locally and in the surrounding
communities, (member of U.A.H.C.)
For the hard of hearing,
Temple Sinai has Pocket-
talkers upon request of the
Sisterhood of Temple Sinai
invites all to join in their trip to
the Lannan Museum and lun-
cheon to follow at L'Anjou on
Thursday, Aug. 20. Cost is
$10.50. For reservations and
information call Elaine
Breslof, 278-8861 or Rose
Jackler, 272-7763.
Sisterhood of Temple Sinai
will celebrate "Grandparents
Day" on Sept. 13 with a hot
buffet dinner and dancing to
the music of "Jolly Jack."
Tickets are $11.50 per person.
Contact Rose Jackler for
reservations, 272-7763.
Duplicate Bridge is held at
Temple Sinai Thursday even-
ings at 7:30 p.m. These games
are sanctioned by ACBL and
master points are awarded.
Fee is $2. Refreshments are
served. For information call
Jack Alter, 496-0946.
Kulanu of Temple Sinai will
be hosting a Jewish Film
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"Kazablan," featuring Israeli
singing sensation Yehoram
Gaon, followed on Oct. 24 with
"Lies My Father Told Me,"
and on Dec. 12 with "Sym-
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Tickets, which are $4, include
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Temple Sinai's
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ting their Sunday night
musical revues, starting on
Nov. 22 with "The Harriette
Blake Musical Revue," and
continuing with
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"Razz-Ma-Jazz" on Feb. 21,
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ADL's Nate Perlmutter
Dead of Cancer
NEW YORK Palm Spr-
ings, Calif., and Howard Coun-
ty, Md., a growing area bet-
ween Washington, D.C. and
Baltimore, topped a list of ten
communities nationwide that
have reported significant
Jewish population gains in the
past decade, according to
statistics released this week in
the "1987 American Jewish
Year Book," just published by
the American Jewish
As a result of updated
studies, Palm Springs and
Howard County nearly doubl-
ed their 1986 Jewish popula-
tion estimates over the
previous year, followed by in-
creases for Houston, Tex. (50
percent); Honolulu, Hawaii (40
percent); Boston Metropolitan
Region (34 percent); Orange
County, (33 percent); Atlantic
County, N.J. (32 percent);
Sacramento, Calif. (17 per-
cent); Birmingham, Ala. (13
percent); and Palm Beach
County, Fla. (11 percent).
THE TOTAL Jewish popula-
tion of the United States in
1986 was estimated at 5.814
million, or 2.5 percent of its
general population, approx-
imately the same as reported
for 1985.
New York remained the
state with the highest Jewish
concentration, as it was in
1985, with 1,911,300 Jews
comprising 10.8 percent of its
total population. It was follow-
ed by New Jersey, with
420,850 Jews (5.6 percent),
and Florida and
Massachusetts, with 518,990
and 273,060 Jews respectively,
comprising 4.7 percent of each
state's population.
These demographic findings
are contained in an article titl-
ed "Jewish Population in the
United States 1986," prepared
by Dr. Barry A. Kosmin, Dr.
Paul Ritterband, and Jeffrey
Scheckner, of the North
American Jewish Data Bank.
Dr. Kosmin, director of the
data bank, is also director of
research for the Council of
Jewish Federations. Dr. Rit-
terband is professor of
sociology and Jewish studies at
the City University of New
York, and Scheckner is a
research associate at CJF.
THE DATA BANK is a joint
endeavor of the Center for
Jewish Studies of the City
University of New York and
the Council of Jewish
Dr. Kosmin explained that
while these new tallies ap-
peared to show dramatic
"overnight" increases, they
actually reflected growth that
took place between the mid
1970's and mid 1980's, which
has now been confirmed
through more refined
measurement techniques.
The revised estimates are in
line with established long-term
trends in Jewish population
distribution, that is, steady
movement to Sunbelt areas,
declining numbers throughout
much of the central portion of
the country, and stability or
growth in much of the
In absolute numbers, the
Boston Metropolitan Region
made the greatest leap in its
revised estimate, from 170,000
to 228,000 Jews. California's
Orange County, currently with
80,000 Jews, increased by
20,000, and Houston, current-
ly with 42,000 Jews, rose by
IN A SEPARATE analysis,
the authors compared Jewish
communities by metropolitan
areas as defined by the U.S.
Census Bureau, and found that
more than half of U.S. Jews
live in three regions: New
York-Northern New Jersey
(38.1 percent), Los Angeles
(10.4 percent), and Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale (6.3 percent).
A separate report on world
Jewish population figures,
LT COL. Oliver North said under oath that he told israei
in January 1986 that proceeds from Israel's sale of U.S.
missiles to Iran were used to fund the Administration-
backed Nicaraguan rebels known as the Gontras. North
also said that he believed Israel may have originated the
idea of using the profits from the sale of arms to Iran to
support the Contras.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT indicated that the United
States would like to see Arabs in Jerusalem participate in
municipal elections. "The United States strongly supports
government through the democratic process," Phyllis
Oakley, a department spokesman said. "In that spirit, we
believe all the people of Jerusalem should decide how to run
their municipal affairs for themselves."
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prepared by U.O. Schmelz and
Sergio DellaPergola of the
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, is also included in
the Year Book.
The ten countries with the
largest.Jewish populations, as
of the latest estimates
reported for 1984, were:
United States, 5,705,000;
Israel, 3,471,700;
Soviet Union, 1,575,000;
France, 530,000;
Great Britain, 330,000;
Canada, 310,000;
Argentina, 228,000;
South Africa, 118,000;
Brazil, 100,000.
THE U.S. alone accounted
for 60 percent of total
Diaspora Jewry, and the U.S.
and Soviet Union together
constituted 77 percent of the
Also included in the 1987
Year Book are three special ar-
ticles "New Perspectives in
American Jewish Sociology,"
by Nathan Glazer; "The Bit-
burg Controversy," by
Deborah E. Lipstadt; and
"The Population of Reunited
Jerusalem, 1967-1985," by
U.O. Schmelz.
This year's articles focusing
on Jewish life in the United
States, a regular feature of the
Year Book, include
"Intergroup Relations," by
Murray Friedman, and "The
United States, Israel, and the
Middle East," by George E.
Gruen and Marc Brandriss.
There is also a series of ar-
ticles dealing with Jewish life
around the world; in Israel,
Canada, Great Britain,
France, the Netherlands, West
Germany, East Germany, the
Soviet Union, and the coun-
tries of the Soviet bloc.
Sacks Reelected
Seymour Sacks has been
reelected president of the
Jewish Federation of Greater

Nathan Perlmutter, national
director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith since 1979, died July 14
at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in Manhattan.
He was 64.
Mr. Perlmutter was a reci-
pient last month of the 1987
Presidential Medal of
Freedom, America's highest
civilian award, for his public
service in making it "his life
work to champion human
dignity. He is a hero indeed,"
President Reagan said in mak-
ing the presentation, "a hero
of the human spirit."
In May, New York City
Mayor Edward I. Koch
presented him with The
Eleanor Roosevelt Human
Rights Award "for extraor-
dinary courage, enduring
humanity, unshakeable faith in
a world without prejudice," at
a luncheon ceremony at Gracie
In March, he was awarded
an Honorary Degree of Doctor
of Humane Letters from
Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion.
The citation described him as
follows: "Devoted Jewish
leader, distinguished attorney
and outstanding citizen whose
name has been synonymous
with vigorously combatting
bigotry and discrimination,
whose long and exceptional
service to the Jewish people is
a reflection of his religious
commitment, whose dedica-
tion to the ideals of Judaism
has made him an emissary of
social justice and brotherhood,
whose manifold talents, fused
with pragmatic idealism, have
elevated him to national
Last January, President
Reagan paid special tribute to
him on the occasion of Mr.
Perlmutter's receiving the
B'nai B'rith International
Presidential Gold Medallion
for Humanitarianism at a gala
luncheon at New York's Mar-
riott Marquis hotel. President
Reagan said in a letter read at
the event: "I want to pay
Nathan Perlmutter
tribute to you for your decades
of courageous, brilliant, and
quietly charismatic leadership
in the Jewish community ..
You have done much to
strengthen the American
tradition of individual rights.
You have fought tirelessly for
the freedom and security of
Jews everywhere remin-
ding us always that the fate of
Jews is inextricably linked to
the fate of democracy ... To
read your articles and books is
to experience the workings of
a free mind reexamining old
ideas in order to better unders-
tand the present and to work
for a better future ..."
An author, lecturer, lawyer,
former Marine infantry officer
and 38-year veteran in the
human relations field. Mr.
Perlmutter is survived by his
wife, Ruthann, his son, Dean,
his daughter Nina Mohit, his
brother, Philip, and sister-in-
law Roseann.
Trio Honored
jor league baseball home run
king Henry Aaron, National
League president A. Bartlett
Giamatti and Rachel Robinson,
widow of Jackie Robinson, the
first black to play major league
baseball, were honored at the
Sports Torch of Learning
Award Dinner held here June
25 by the American Friends of
the Hebrew University.

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