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ge 20 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 25,
Deborah Stevens Named
irector Of JNF Council Of Greater
Broward And Palm Beach
1987

teborah Brodie Stevens, an
>erienced fundraiser in the
ith Broward Jewish com-
nity, has recently been ap-
nted director of the Jewish
tional Fund Council of
sater Broward and Palm
ch.
pon accepting this appoint-
at, Ms. Stevens said, "I
t forward to creating a
>nger awareness of the im-
-tance of JNF's land
elopment work in Israel, in
er to help JNF and Israel
et the great challenges that
ahead"
From 1983 to 1987, Ms.
Stevens filled a dual role as
director of human resources
development and missions of
the Jewish Federation of
South Broward, where she
coordinated fund-raising
events, recruitment and mis-
sions to Israel.
Durin her tenure, she
developed the Business Ex-
ecutive Forum, Southern
Florida's largest business and
professional group.
Ms. Stevens has also served
as advertising manager of the
"Observer News Magazine" in
Gainsville, Florida.
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Congressman Smith Launches
Project HELP, a program to
lp the leas fortunate during
5 upcoming holiday season,
being organized by Con-
eatman Larry Smith (D-
dlywood) with support from
rious community organiza-
na. "HELP" is an acronym
' Household items Enable
as fortunate People.
'It has come to my attention
it household and personal
ma such as toothpaste,
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tributes these goods on a
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ISRAELI AT FORTY
ONPK>H.ONiDOTINY
>ench Minister
Pledges Fight
Against
Terrorism
VASHINGTON, D.C. -
ench Interior Minister
arles Pasqua, whose office
responsible for internal
turity and combating anti-
mitism, pledgedWt France
uld continue its protection
the French Jewish com-
inity and its fight against
Torism.
iis remarks come in light of
t year's wave of Paris street
nbings and fears of stepped-
revisionist activities by
ench neo-Nazis.
'asqua spoke to an audience
Jewish leaders at the B'nai
rith International Head-
art ers building in
ishington.
'asqua said he "would like
guarantee freedom of
igion and risk-free educa-
n" to all people living in
ince, but warned against
ing asylum to those who
th to perpetuate terrorist
ions.
le added, "It is obvious to-
r that the Jewish communi-
is not the only target of
rorists."
Project HELP
JERUSALEM MAYOR DEMONSTRATES
these problems and help make ~ Lon9 time ^ayor of Jerusalem, Teddy
a more joyful holiday season #^> (left) at make-sift office complete with
for those in need." staffers outside the Prime Ministers residence
this morning to protest Tiyzak Shamir's
AP/Wide World Photo
refusal-to-date to give permission for a Sports
Stadium to be buUt in Jerusalem. Sign behind
Mayor KoUek demands permission signatures
from Prime Minister and the Inter for
Minister.
May
the year
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health and
happiness.
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Page 2 The Jewish FlpricUan of South County/Friday, September 2b, 1987,
5747 ... The Year In Review
By ANDREW MUCHIN
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Jews argued throughout 5747,
perhaps more than during any
recent year. As individuals and
organizations, Jews took on
adversaries and perceived
adversaries of Israel and
Jewry, and no less
vociferously each other.
Some of the talk only
threatened action, such as
Israel's oft-endangered na-
tional unity government that
held together through the
rotation of the premiership,
and afterward despite con-
flicts over the budget and the
Proposed international
ideast peace conference.
Other talk was in reaction to
events. Pope John Paul was
said to be good to the Jews,
then bad, then was willing to
converse, although to whom
was the subject of well-
publicized U.S. Jewish in-
fighting through most of
August. It's not yet wholly
clear what the papal meeting
with Jewish delegates finally
accomplished.
Still other talk during 5747
was intended to spur action.
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Diaspora Jewish leaders,
asserting themselves in Israel
more than ever, successfully
lobbied against changing laws
that define Jewish identity for
purposes of Israeli citizenship.
Indeed, the debate over what
or who defines
Jewishness continued to vex
the Jewish world.
Many other events took
place despite what Jews had to
say. More Soviet Jews.
4,696 than at any time over
the last five years emigrated in
just the first eight months of
1987, but tens of thousands
more, perhaps 400,000, wish
to join them, and Soviet
repression continues against
religious and cultural
expression.
Of course, the news of the
Jewish world concerned far
more than all this, as a month-
by-month description
demonstrates:
October, 1986
NEW YORK Robert
Pires, 22, and an alleged
member of the white
supremacist Aryan Nations,
was charged with three counts
of bombing and one count of
attempted bombing in Coueur
d'Alene, Idaho.
JERUSALEM The first
Israelis of diplomatic rank to
be posted in Poland in nearly
20 years were applauded by
about 130 Rosh Hashanah wor-
shippers at the Warsaw
synagogue.
WASHINGTON U.S.
Jewish representatives urged
human rights be discussed at
the U.S.-Soviet summit in
Iceland. Secretary of State
Goerge Shultz promised it
would be at the top of the
agenda. Outside the summit
meeting, Jewish activists and
families of refuseniks from a
half dozen countries pleaded
the cause of Soviet Jewry.
JERUSALEM A grenade
attack on Israeli soldiers and
their families in the Old City
killed one person and wounded
69 in the bloodiest terrorist
foray here in more than two
years.
NEW YORK Long-time
Jewish refusenik Davjd
Goldfarb left his hospital bed
and then the Soviet Union with
his wife Cecilia aboard the jet
of industrialist Armand
Hammer.
NEW YORK Nobel Prize
winners included three Jews:
author Elie Wiesel of New
York, for Peace; and Dr. Rita
Levi-Montelcine of Rome and
the U.S. and Dr. Stanley
Cohen of Nashville, Tenn., for
Physiology and Medicine.
JERUSALEM Pundits
ate their words as Israel's uni-
ty government rotated the
premiership from Shimon
Peres to Yitzhak Shamir, as
promised, 25 months into the
overnment. Peres took
hamir's job of Vice Premier
and Foreign Minister. Other-
wise, the Cabinet remained
nearly identical.
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which resumed diplomatic
relations with Israel a year
mandated that victims of Nazi
persecution be accorded the
same status as war victims and
wounded veterans with regard
to pensions and welfare.
ROME Chief Rabbi of
Rome Elio Toaff headed the
Jewish delegation to the
12-religion day of prayers for
peace at Assisi.
VIENNA Austria recalled
for consultations its Am-
bassador to Israel, Otto
Pleiner, over Israel's failure to
replace its retired Ambassador
to Austria, Michael Elizur.
Israel's move was seen as a
reaction to the election as
president of Austria the
previous summer of Kurt
Waldheim, allegedly involved
in Nazi crimes.
GENEVA The Interna-
tional Red Cross Movement
changed its name to the Inter-
national Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement.
Neglected was the Red Magen
David, Israel's health
organization.
JERUSALEM Women
gained ground in religious af-
fairs with the appointment of
two women to the Labor Party
delegation to the 96-member
electoral college that would
choose the next Ashkenazic
Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv.
PARIS Ivory Coast,
ago, said it would move its
recently reopened Embassy
from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in
accordance with a UN
resolution.'
PARIS Britain was unable
to convince its 11 fellow
members of the European
Economic Community to join
the British dissolution of
diplomatic relations with Syria
over the latter's alleged in-
volvement in world terrorism.
November
WASHINGTON Two
Jewish incumbents were
reelected to the U.S. Senate,
Arlen Specter (R. Pa.) and
Warren Rudman (R. Vt.),
meaning eight Jews continued
to serve in that body. A
number of Israel's best Senate
friends also were re-elected.
Twenty-nine Jews were
elected to the House, one less
than in the previous Congress.
No candidate affiliated with
extremist Lyndon LaRouche
won.
NEW YORK The New
York Marathon was reschedul-
ed from Oct. 2, Simchat Torah,
to November 2, allowing an
estimated 2,000 Jews to par-
ticipate guilt-free.
JERUSALEM The Chief
Rabbinate accepted the
medical definition of brain
death, meaning heart
transplants would be permit-
ted in Israel.
JERUSALEM Shamir
charged that Jews who leave
the Soviet Union with Israeli
visas but settle in other coun-
tries gravely endanger efforts
to increase Soviet Jewish
emigration.
JERUSALEM Some
1,000 people demonstrated
here in favor of religious
pluralism following the disrup-
tion of a Simchat Torah ser-
vice in a Reform synagogue by
Orthodox Rabbi Eliahu
Abergil. He later apologized,
the Kol Haneshama synagogue
dropped charges, and Abergil
embraced Reform Rabbi Levi
Weiman-Kelman.
TEL AVIV Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin seem-
ed to confirm in a speech to in-
surance agents that Israel sup-
plied arms to Iran to help the
U.S. obtain the release of
American hostages held by
pro-Iranian groups in
Lebanon.
JERUSALEM Police
questioned and released on
bail four leftists who headed
the Israeli delegation that met
in Bucharest with PLO
representatives.
TEL AVIV Rambam
Hospital in Haifa said it would
continue liver transplant
operations despite the death of
a second liver recipient, Eliahu
Shreier, 18 days after surgery.
JERUSALEM Israeli
soldiers killed an Arab driver
at a Gaza roadblock shortly
after an Israeli Jew was stabb-
ed in a Gaza marketplace in
the third such attack in two
months.
JERUSALEM The
government placed the debt-
ridden Beit Shemesh engine
plant, with 340 employees, in
receivership.
PARIS A powerful bomb
Friday, September 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
exploded outside the main
synagogue in Antwerp, caus-
ing extensive' damage but no
casualties. The building was
unoccupied at the time.
NEW YORK Congrega-
tion Bene Naharayim here, the
first American-Iraqi
synagogue, consecrated its ark
and five Torah scrolls.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -
About 50 farmers met with
100 local Jews in an effort to
understand the growing farm
crisis and each other.
JERUSALEM Four
young men were arrested in '
Rumania in connection with
the burning of a synagogue in
the town of Bohush in October
and the stabbing of its Jewish
janitor, who survived.
JERUSALEM Shamir
said that Israel did not violate
British law in its transfer of
alleged nuclear tattle-tale
Mordechai Vanunu to Israel.
He added that Israel "is not
selling arms to Iran."
JERUSALEM The war
crimes trial of John Demjanjuk
of Cleveland was set to open
here Jan. 19. He is charged
with committing atrocities at.
the Treblinka death camp
where 900,000 Jews were
murdered during World War
II as the sadistic guard
"Ivan the Terrible." But at a
hearing in District Court here,
the first suspected Nazi war
criminal extradited to Israel
for trial said he was not
"Ivan."
CHICAGO Speaking at
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions General Assembly here,
Peres appealed to Jews not to
split over religious and secular
issues.
JERUSALEM Knesset
members reacted angrily to
the Israeli confirmation that it
supplied $12 million of U.S.
arms to Iran "in response to
an American request. '
BONN West Germany ex-
pelled five Syrian diplomats,
froze economic aid to Syria
and said its Ambassador's post
there will remain vacant
this in the wake of a court fin-
ding of Syrian complicity in
the bombing of the German-
Arab Friendships Society in
West Berin.
JERUSALEM Calm was
apparently restored in the Old
City after nine days of Jewish
anti-Arab violence and van-
dalism touched off by the fatal
stabbing of yeshiva student
Eliahu Amdi in the Moslem
Quarter. It was the worst
ethnic violence in the 20 years
since Israel conquered East
Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON Jewish
groups were shocked at the
ruling by U.S. District Court
Judge Frank McGarr that a
creche may stand at Chicago
City Hall because the U.S. is a
Christian nation. A federal ap-
peals court overturned the
decision in August.
December, 1986
JERUSALEM Israel said
it would allow its officials to
testify before U.S. Congres-
sional committees inquiring
about the sales of U.S. arms to
Iran. U.S. Attorney General
Continued on Pa*e 5
Welcoming the New Jewish Year 5748
THE CENTRAL
JEWISH DREAM IS
OF A FINAL
REDEMPTION IN
WHICH THE WHOLE
WORLD WILL BE
PERFECTED AND
ALL HUMANITY SET
FREE FROM WAR,
OPPRESSION
POVERTY AND
SICKNESS.
The liturgical feature of Rosh
Hashanah is the sounding of the
shofar. In the Torah, the first day
of the seventh month is declared a
holiday, a Yom Teruak," "a day of
blowing (or: sounding the horn)."
But what is the symbolism or
meaning of the blowing? And why
on this day? The Torah gives no
explanation.
The shofar, by tradition, is a
curved musical instrument,
generally made from a ram's horn
although the horn of a goat,
antelope or gazelle is also permit-
ted. The shofar is one of the oldest
musical instruments in human
history which is still in use. Blow-
ing the shofar predates Judaism.
It is believed that pre-Biblical use
focused on the "magical" power
of the horn. In ancient times, peo-
ple believed that blasts from a
horn could drive away demons. It
is striking that this association is
picked up by the Talmud which
suggests that the shofar can drive
away Satan and evil spirits.
Hence, on Rosh Hashanah, the
shofar blasts drive away the
"prosecuting attorney" an
angel who seeks to convict people
when they are on trial for their
lives as all people are judged to
be on New Year's day. But the Bi-
ble gives no hint of any such func-
tion. What did the Bible have in
mind by sounding the shofar? For
that matter, if the shofar's
"power" is to drive away evil
spirits it would long ago have lost
all significance with the decline on
belief in evil spirits.
There are hints of the possible
function of the shofar in the Bible.
In actual usage: a) when the Lord
"came down' on Sinai, the shofar
was sounded in a long blast; b)
when the fiftieth or jubilee year
arrived the year when slaves
were set free and the land was
redistributed to all the inhabitants
the shofar was sounded. The
verse quoted on the Liberty Bell:
"proclaim freedom throughout
the land for all its inhabitants"
was fulfilled by the shofar blast; c)
the shofar was used to rally people
for war; d) the shofar was blown
as a military signal ("Joshua com-
manded the children to blow, and
the walls came tumblin' down.")
Saadya Gaon points out that the
shofar was blown at coronations.
The sounding of the shofar on the
first day of the seventh month
hints at a possible coronation
theme. There are scholars who
have argued that Rosh Hashanah
is somehow linked to Canaanite
annual divine coronation
ceremonies when the powers of
the gods were "renewed" by
human ritual and sympathetic
magic so that the earth's fertility
would be assured. But the Bible
totally rejects any notion of
humans giving power to G-d or
any divine need for "renewal." In
the Jewish context, the shofar
blast represents the Jewish peo-
ple's proclamation that the Lord is
their King or Ruler beyond any
earthly ruler and also that the
Lord rules over all the earth. This
theme is celebrated in the tradi-
tional liturgy for Rosh Hashanah
in the Kingship (Malchuyot) sec-
tion which incorporates ten
Biblical verses citing G-d as ruler
of the world, followed by shofar
sounding.
The truth is that in the Bible,
Rosh Hashanah itself is not openly
identified. The first day of the
seventh month (now called Tishrei
and the day of Rosh Hashanah) is
called "a holy day" and "a day of
blowing." But the month of
Nissan is called "the head of the
months .. the first of the months
of the year ..." We know that
kings' reigns and other political
dates were figured from the
month of Nissan which was the
"political New Year." It remained
for the Oral Law and Rabbinic
literature to articulate the full
theme of the Jewish New Year
with all the classic associations of
humans on trial because every
year, G-d assesses each individual
person for life and death.
Once the trial theme was
elaborated, every Jew needed all
the help he could get to pass the
trial successfully. Here another
association was summned up.
Abraham had bound his son,
Isaac, to the altar, prepared to
make the ultimate sacrifice in
faithfulness to G-d. A ram was
substituted at the end; G-d wanted
no human sacrifice. But the will-
ingness to sacrifice, both on
Abraham and Isaac's part, in
itself, was merit that every Jew
wished to draw upon. The binding
was a classic symbol of Jewish
faithfulness. Tradition insisted
that the shofar be made of ram's
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 25, 1987
Meeting In Miami:
Not Quite 'Historic'
Pope John Paul II met with a cross-section
of American Jewish leadership in Miami, but
the absence of major elements of Orthodox
Jewry and of the Zionist Movement added to
the substance of the gathering made it
somewhat less "historic" than the rhetoric
which preceded and followed.
All the prescribed form was followed. The
substitute designee of some 200 Jews in at-
tendance at the Civic Center read for 18
minutes. The Pope, who clearly had read the
text in advance, responded for 20 minutes.
No questions and answers. Only comments
at the end concerned his Hebrew
pronunciation.
In summary, much form. Little substance.
The statement presented on behalf of ma-
jor segments of the American Jewish com-
munity was, all in all, a statement of consen-
sus. It clearly called for the establishment of
diplomatic relations by the Vatican with the
State of Israel. Its condemnation of the
Pope's reception of Austrian Kurt
Waldheim was, regrettably, muted.
The reminder of the responsibility of the
Roman Catholic Church to heed well the
lessons of the Holocaust was well presented.
Pope John Paul II, predictably, defended the
highly questionable actions by his
predecessors who served during the Nazi
period. But he did renew his promise of a
comprehensive document on Shoa, the
destruction of six million men, women and
children just because they happened to be
Jews.
Yet the Pope said not one word on
Waldheim, even as he uttered the "Never
Again" phrase which drew the only applause
of his 20-minute talk.
And he coupled a commitment to the right
of Jews to live within secure boundaries
with a strident call for a Palestinian
homeland.
It was that support for Palestinian rights
which made the headlines in the interna-
tional media.
Obviously, Israel and its allies including
world Jewry have not heen able to
establish the point that Jordan itself is a
Palestinian homeland, carved totally out of
the British Mandate of Palestine created by
the League of Nations after World War I.
Dialogue with the leader of nearly 900
million persons is a positive step towards the
slow progress towards freeing Catholic rela-
tions with the Jews of two millenia of pre-
judice, bigotry and hatred. The reversal of
those centuries of teaching has begun, but
surely not fast enough.
Ugly Scenes A
Credit To No One
The ugly scenes of ultra-orthodox Jews
clashing with Israeli policemen every Sab-
bath seemingly are escalating in Jerusalem.
What Mayor Teddy Kollek has achieved in
uniting the Israeli capital since its reunifica-
tion 20 years ago is in peril because of the
violence initiated by a significant but minori-
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ty segment of Jerusalem's Jewish
population.
Those Jews who do not follow the total
prohibition of activity on the Sabbath have
rights which must be respected as well as
those of the strict Sabbath observers.
What is at issue here is not Halacha, but
the right of all Jews to observe their own
religion in the Jewish State. The ultra-
orthodox, many of whom do not recognize
the State of Israel, simply cannot extend
their interpretation of the Torah to embrace
a city which is central to all Jews and Jewish
thought.
Indeed, one wonders how the strict obser-
vance of the Sabbath translates into the
throwing of stones at police and other acts
of violence. Since even the carrying of the
Shofar on the Sabbath or Yom Kippur is for-
bidden outside of the synagogue, "from
whence come the stones?
Secular Jews are doing little to help by
busing in supporters from Tel Aviv to
heighten the confrontations. Indeed, if they
continue to move away from Jerusalem to
other Israeli cities they will in effect cede
the capital to the ultra-Orthodox.
With a far greater birth rate, the extreme
Orthodox Jews will become an increasingly
important part of the city's political as well
as religious life.
The Jerusalem crisis over Sabbath obser-
vance should hasten enactment by Israel of a
constitution which restricts the number of
parties. Only then can the exaggerated
political power of a minority which rebels
against religious pluralism within Judaism
be limited.
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Rosh Hashanah morning,
8:30, the second day. The
white stone courtyard that
leads up to the Kotel (Western
Wall) is filling up. Against a
deep blue, cloudless Jerusalem
sky, the sun inches its way
over the Mount of Olives. The
raspy, distinctively Middle
Eastern sound of two nasal
elongated Arab words are
heard from a nearby minaret:
"Allah Akbar," God is great.
A steady flow of Jewish wor-
shippers make their way to the
Kotel men to the left,
women to the right. A 4-year-
old boy, knitted yarmulke
hanging over the tip of his left
ear, grabs his father's hand
and parts from his mother who
looks after them waving her
hand.
MEN FILE into the cour-
tyard past a stand filled with
cardboard yarmulkes for the
unprepared. Beyond the stand
the worshippers are met by
men trying to lure them to
their particular minyan. Pray
where the leader speeds
through the service, or where
he punctuates it with operatic-
sounding interludes. Pray
where the Hebrew accent is
Lithuanian, Moroccan or twen-
tieth century Israeli. The ac-
cents are different; the
prayers more or less the same.
Dozens of service are taking
place simultaneously. Some
have barely a quorum of 10;
others have well over 50. The
Kaddish of one service blends
in with the Mussaf recitation
of another. Here the Shema is
recited, there the shofar is
blown. It is an unorganized
emporium of services. While
one minyan is taking out the
Torah, another minyan puts it
back. It is jumbled and confus-
ed; it is fascinating to watch.
One of the minyans begins
the Haftorah reading. A
young, clean-shaven man in his
early twenties, wearing san-
dals, blue pants and a tallit
over his short-sleeved, wrinkl-
ed white shirt, reads from
Jeremiah: "Behold, I will bring
them from the north country,
and gather them from the ut-
termost parts of the earth."
HOW APPROPRIATE the
verse seems as one looks out
upon the vast collection of
Jews gathered in front of the
Kotel. A list of their native
lands reads like the index of a
world atlas; Afghanistan,
Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia,
France. The variety of their
native tongues seems a partial
catalogue of the world's
languages: Arabic, Belorus-
sian, Czech, Dutch, English
. .. Yet they have made their
way to Israel, and their sons
and daughters speak Hebrew.
The reader of the Haftorah
continues: "And there is hope
for thy future, saith the Lord;
and thy children shall return to
their own border."
A group of tourists speaking
a Scandinavian language lean
upon the iron chain that
separates the praying of the
courtyard from the socializing
of the plaza area behind it.
Here friends meet, high school
students flirt, people watch
people. One of the tourists
takes out a pocket camera and
points it at the praying, sway-
ing masses. An elderly Sephar-
dic guard, identified by a blue
hat with a badge attached,
runs toward the tourist yellng
ferociously in heavily accented
English: "No camera today.
No, No." The tourist, eyes
lowered, slips the camera back
into his pocket.
Indeed the sight would be a
photographer's delight. There
are worshippers in green army
uniforms; American tourists in
coats and ties; hassidim wear-
ing black pants, black coats
and fur streimels. Children -
some with suspenders and cor-
kscrew earlocks, others with
shorts and sandals run,
jump and slide across the cour-
tyard as their fathers pray.
HERE A MAN sways wild-
ly, there a man stands dead
still with his arm upon the
Kotel, his head upon his arm.
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5747 ... The Year in Review
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Edwin Meese had said
"representatives of Israel"
had deposited $10-$30 million
of Iran arms funds in Swiss
bank accounts maintained by
the Contras.
TEL AVIV The Soviets
reportedly continued quiet
contacts with Israel begun in
October over establishing con-
sular relations.
PARIS Rumanian Chief
Rabbi Moses Rosen blamed a
proliferation of anti-Semitic
articles for creating the
climate in which a synagogue
was burned in November.
NEW YORK Fined finan-
cier Ivan Boesky resigned
from most of his Jewish com-
munity involvements here, in-
cluding the revocation of
several six-figure pledges.
JERUSALEM The
Supreme Court ruled
unanimously that the Interior
Ministry cannot inscribe the
Judaism.
JERUSALEM The
Cabinet ratified an agreement
with Egypt to submit to inter-
national arbitration the
dispute over which country
possesses Taba, a resort town
on the Sinai border.
WASHINGTON The U.S.
Supreme Court refused to
hear an appeal by Nazi war
criminal Karl Linnas against
deportation to the Soviet
Union, where he was sentenc-
ed to death in absentia for war
crimes.
NEW YORK The Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America called on all
Jewish institutions and con-
gregants to divest from all in-
vestments in companies that
do business in South Africa
without adhering to the
Sullivan Principles.
SAN FRANCISCO Three
Bay Area rabbis of different
branches addressed each
others' congregations in an un-
precedented effort to broaden
congregants' understanding of
other views of Judaism.
JERUSALEM A week of
violence in the West Bank and
Gaza ended with four Palesti-
nian youths dead and scores of
Palestinians and Jews injured.
The violence began with
soldiers fatally shooting two
Bir Zeit University students
and wounding 11 others dur-
ing a riot.
JERUSALEM Premier
Yitzhak Shamir said Israeli
soldiers held prisoner in
Lebanon would have been
released in the Iran arms deal
had the sales not been made
public.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -
The Union of American
Hebrew Congregations an-
nounced plans to educate its
1.25 million members about
AIDS.
OSLO Accepting his
Nobel Prize, Elie Wiesel said
"more people are oppressed
than free."
MONTREAL The Bronf-
man family established the
CRB Foundation to counter
Jewish polarization and im-
prove relations between Israel
and the Diaspora.
UNITED NATIONS The
U.S. abstained on a Security
Council resolution that con-
demned Israel for the killings
of the Bir Zeit students. Israeli
diplomats expressed concern
that the vote would be
misinterpreted as a weakening
of U.S.-Israeli ties.
VIENNA Austria return-
ed its Ambassador to Israel,
Otto Pleinert, as "an expres-
sion of the desire, the will and
the effort for good and correct
relations."
TEL AVIV The Soviet
Union provided Israel with
what the Soviets said was the
original Nazi SS identity card
issued to John Demjanjuk, on
trial here for war crimes.
NEW YORK Conser-
vative, Orthodox and Reform
leaders agreed at a forum here
that Jewish unity could be
achieved with civility and the
encouragement of pluralism.
NEW YORK The
Metropolitan Museum of Art
apologized for a catalogue
reference that described the
owl as "a symbol of darkness
and hence of the Jewish people
who rejected Christ, the light
of the world.
SYDNEY Pope John Paul
II told Australian Jewish
leaders that "no valid
theological justification can
ever be found for acts of
discrimination or persecution
against Jews. In fact, such acts
must be held sinful."
JERUSALEM The Ab-
sorption Ministry said 19 per-
cent of Israelis aged 18-29
were likely to emigrate.
JERUSALEM Two ad-
hoc ministerial committees
began examination of the re-
jected financial plan proposed
by the Finance Ministry. Com-
plaints came from all sectors
of the economy.
JERUSALEM Three
Arab youths from Jenin receiv-
ed life sentences for the
murder of Eliahu Amdi. Vladimir arrived here.
NEW YORK Former JERUSALEM Wiesel
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Waldheim would resign if he
had "any conscience left."
JERUSALEM heavily
guarded Mordechai Vanunu,
on trial for allegedly selling
Israel's nuclear secrets to a
British newspaper, flashed a
message written on the palm
of his hand that he was
kidnapped.
TEL AVIV Ten thousand
units of flu vaccine arrived
from the Netherlands. Asian
flu had killed 89 Israelis in
November and sickened many
others.
JERUSALEM The
Supreme Court upeld the life
sentence of David Ben Shimol,
a 21-year-old soldier who fired
an anti-tank missile at an Arab
bus in 1984 near the Old City,
killing one passenger and
wounding several others.
TEL AVIV A Justice
Ministry committee absolved
Shamir of any wrongdoing in
the Shin Bet Affair the 1984
killing of two captured Arab
bus-hijackers by Israeli agents
and the subsequent cover-up.
NEW YORK Only 914
Soviet Jews were permitted to
leave in 1986, a 20 percent
drop from the 1,140 Jews who
were permitted to leave in
1985. This was about 2 percent
of the peak year of 1979, when
51,320 emigrated.
JERUSALEM Three
Lebanese Jews held hostage
by a Shiite group Youssef
Benesti, Henri Menn and Elie
Srour were executed.
TEL AVIV Interior
Minister Yithzak Peretz of
Shas resigned rather than con-
firm the Jewish identity of an
immigrant converted by a
Reform rabbi.
January, 1987
TEL AVIV Jewish
leaders ripped into John Car-
dinal O'Connor of New York
for refusing to meet Israeli
leaders in their offices, as he
had promised before a Vatican
order changed his tour plans.
He and Jewish leadership
subsequently made up during a
lengthy meeting.
TEL AVIV Vanunu stag-
ed a hunger strike claiming
cruel treatment by his jailers.
JERUSALEM Former
Jewish refusenik Michael Shir-
man received a transplant of
bone marrow from his sister,
Inessa Fleurova but it was too
late to save his life from
leukemia. He died in March.
PHILADELPHIA Con-
cern about low immigration to
Israel and high emigration
from the Jewish State
dominated the First Zionist
Assembly here.
JERUSALEM U.S. Depu-
ty Secretary of Defense Dov
Zakheim left Israel saying that
the U.S.-financed Lavi jet
fighter was too expensive for
continued development by
Israel Aircraft Industries.
NEW YORK A report by
the Jewish Board of Family
and Children's Services here
noted that at any given time
800-1.500 Jews here were
JERUSALEM Upon the
political advice of Shamir, the
religious parties postponed in-
troduction of an amendment to
the Law of Return which
would recognize conversions
to Judaism for the purpose of
Israeli citizenship only if per-
formed according to tradi-
tional Jewish law.
homeless.
PARIS A Shiite terrorist
group in Lebanon executed
another Jewish hostage,
Yehouda Benesti. He is believ-
ed to be the ninth Lebanese
Jew murdered by the
Mustafadin group.
NEW YORK Cuban Presi-
dent Fidel Castro allowed five
Cuban Jews to immigrate to
Venezuela to be reunited with
their families.
JERUSALEM The
Reagan Administration
assured Shamir the U.S. would
not scapegoat Israel in the
Iran-Contra affair.
JERUSALEM The
Cabinet approved a new
economic program which
devalued the Shekel by 10 per-
cent, created minor tax
reforms and cut the budget by
400 million Shekels.
SAN FRANCISCO The
Jewish Family and Children';
Service here hired an AIDS
project coordinator, Andy
Rose, the first full-time AIDS
worker in a U.S. Jewish com-
munity. An estimated 200
Jews here have AIDS.
PHILADELPHIA Lay
and rabbinic leaders formed
the Task Force on Jewish In-
tracommunal Understanding
in an attempt to prevent a
possible terminal rupturing of
Jewish community relations
due to religious differences.
TEL AVIV Israel said it
would comply with Western
sanctions against South
Africa, but not take leadership
on the issue.
JERUSALEM Military
planners were concerned over
the reduced effectiveness of
the Israel-backed South
Lebanon Army.
DETROIT The states of
Michigan and Israel agreed to
establish relations in trade, in-
dustry, high technology and
research and development.
NEW YORK Anglican
Church hostage negotiator
Terry Waite blamed the
Lebanon hostage situation on
Israel's policies vis-a-vis the
Palestinians.
MANCHESTER. England
Ruling on the complaint of
Jewish widow Sarah Worch,
the High Court curtailed the
power of coroners to perform
autopsies not pertaining to of-
ficial inquests into a death.
JERUSALEM Police
beefed up security here follow-
ing the stabbing of two
brothers in an Old City bazaar.
They were the seventh and
eighth Jews stabbed by Arabs
in East Jerusalem since
August 1985.
NEW YORK Soviet
Jewish refusenik cancer pa-
tient Inna Meiman arrived in
Washington, D.C. Meanwhile,
Pravda editor-in-chief Viktor
Afanasyev took the unusual
step of criticizing delays in
Soviet emigration.
WASHINGTON The U.S.
Supreme Court refused to
reconsider Linnas' appeal
against his deportation to the
USSR.
NEW YORK The ADL
reported 594 acts of anti-
Semitic vandalism and bomb-
ings in the U.S. in 1986, seven
percent less than in '85.
Assaults, harassments and
threats rose two percent to
312. However, anti-Semitic
acts on college campuses rose
60 percent to 19.
TORONTO The Ontario
Court of Appeals reversed on
technical grounds the convic-
tion of Ernst Zundel for
"spreading false news" in de-
nying the occurrence of the
Holocaust.
NEW YORK Jews joined
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NA'AMAT USA
Naamat USA (Pioneer
Women) Shoshonna Club of
Defray Villas will hold a
general meeting on Monday,
Oct. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in the
clubhouse of Delray Villas,
located on Circular Drive,
Delray Beach.
A mini-breakfast will be
served, and Jack Smith,
former UN Guide, will talk
about his trip to Japan and
about Jewish women in Japan
at the meeting.
For further information call
Marilyn Quinter at 499-0075.
Kinneret Chapter of
Naamat USA will inaugurate
the 1987-88 season with a
mini-lunch on Monday, Sept.
28, at noon in the Palm Greens
Clubhouse on Via Delray in
Delray Beach. Program will
follow the luncheon.
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Members of the Masonic
Club of the Villages of Oriole
at Defray will meet at a new
breakfast location for the first
meeting of the new season, on
Sunday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 a.m.
Masons and guests from con-
tiguous areas will attend the
gathering at David's (formerly
Belaire) Restaurant, in the
Trails End Shopping Center
on Military Trail, just north of
Zayre's and south of the new
Post Office.
As compared to the Monday
breakfast meetings, in the
respective Clubhouses, where
members prepared and served
each other with "bagels and
..." the Oct. 4 meeting will be
fully catered, so it is necessary
for members and non-member
Masons to indicate if they plan
to attend.
President Harry Ehrlich has
prepared an agenda including
nominations of officers slate
for 1988, changes in By-Laws,
report by vice President
Stanley Wasserman on loca-
tion selecting for the annual in-
stallation Dinner-Dance, and a
progress report by Secretary
Bernie Saipe on on reserva-
tions for the Oct. 30-31 and
Nov. 1 annual weekend
Golfers and non-Golfers so-
journ at the Lehigh Resort.
Reservations are being ac-
cepted in the interim by calling
Saipe at 499-7432; Ehrlich at
498-5692, or Public Relations
Chairman John M. Levine at
498-1564. All details, including
prices, will be explained. Non-
members are also invited to
participate in the weekend
event.
The Masonic Club of the
Villages of Oriole at Delray is a
Social Club and is not a
Masonic Lodge. Masons who
are permanent residents, or
part time visitors are invited
to the Oct. 4 breakfast
meeting. There will be a
charge, payable at the door, of
$3.50 per person. For reserva-
tions for the breakfast at
Davids and for further infor-
mation, call Jack M. Levine,
public relations vice president
498-1564.
B'NAI B'RITH
Jacob Lodge No. 3246, B'nai
B'rith will hold an historic im-
portant membership meeting
on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:30
a.m., at Temple Anshei
Shalom of West Delray.
Women are invited and
breakfast will be served.
Based on affirmative voting
at two previous meetings this
past summer, the inaugural
meeting of the new season will
initiate action for the three
year old Jacob Lodge to apply
for a charter as B*nai B'rith
Unit. When chartered as a
Unit, women will be enabled to
become full fledged members
with equal rights and
privileges.
At the 1986 B'nai B'rith In-
ternational Convention, it was
decided overwhelmingly to set
up three types of options at the
local level. Previously, there
were Lodges, for men only;
Chapters, consisting of women
only, and Units, consisting of
men and women members.
Three years ago, Jacob
Lodge set a record in enrolling
members to receive its B'nai
B'rith Charter in the shortest
period of time. It is anticipated
that a similar accomplishment
will be manifested in enrolling
women for the Unit that will
supplant the Lodge.
Many of the Lodges in the
Palm Beach Council of B'nai
B'rith, of which Jacob Lodge is
a member, have already set
the pace by converting to
Units.
At this Oct. 6 meeting, the
program vice president, Dr.
Edward Kingsley, will also
present final plans for the
Forum of four Delray Pulpit
Rabbis who will appear
together at Temple Emeth on
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.,
speaking on the theme, "Infor-
mation About Jews And
Judaism Issues In Modern
Jewish Life."
Each Rabbi has selected a
separate phase of this topic in
his presentation. Members of
all congregations and
organizations, as well as the
unaffiliated public are invited
to attend this Seminar, the
first of its kind in Delray.
Bob Barnett is president of
Jacob Lodge. For additional
information, contact Jack M.
Levine, public relations vice
president at 498-1564.
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the 15,000-strong interfaith,
interracial civil rights march in
Cumming, Ga.
JERUSALEM An IDF
senior officer said the PLO had
restored its strength in
Lebanon to almost the same
level as before the 1982 war
there.
BONN The neo-Nazi Na-
tional Democratic Party won
0.6 percent of the popular vote
in general elections, qualifying
for state funds but not for
representation in Parliament.
February
JERUSALEM The
Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee accepted
the government's explanation
that Israel acted only as a loyal
ally of the U.S. at the Reagan
Administration's request, in
the Iran-Contra affair.
PARIS Jewish organiza-
tions lodged formal protests
against a new version of the
anti-Semitic "Protocols of the
Elders of Zion" on sale here in
several bookshops.
LONDON Jewish groups
were upset at an attempt to
stage a play in Dublin depic-
ting Zionists as Nazi col-
laborators. Jim Allen's "Perdi-
tion" was already cancelled in
London.
NEW YORK The Jewish
Theological Seminary an-
nounced it would grant can-
torial diplomas to women at its
1987 commencement. Tradi-
tionalists contested this move
along similar lines to their op-
position to the seminary's 1983
decision to ordain women as
rabbis.
JERUSALEM The
Supreme Court ordered the In-
terior Ministry to show cause
within 45 days why it refused
in violation of a court order to
accord Jewish status to per-
sons converted to Judaism by
Reform rabbis.
CHICAGO A new coali-
tion of Jewish, Christian and
rural groups agreed at a con-
ference here to launch a multi-
faceted effort to eliminate the
financial crisis faced by family
farms, promote agricultural
ecology and reject religious
and racial bigotry.
JERUSALEM Israeli
women were outraged by a
ban imposed by the rabbis of
Migdal Ha'emek against
women attending funerals
because they might be
"unclean" and thus responsi-
ble for the abnormally high
number of deaths in the town.
The rabbis later said their
statement was misinterpreted.
WASHINGTON The
recently announced Soviet
"glasnost" (openness) policy
was met by some skepticism.
Both the Reagan Administra-
tion and Morris Abram, chair-
man of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry, noted
that despite reported domestic
liberalization, Jewish emigra-
tion was still low.
LOS ANGELES A new ci-
ty ordinance relaxed parking
rules on major holidays, in-
cluding Jewish ones.
TORONTO Leah
Maryasin, a Soviet Jew with
cancer, arrived here with her
husband Alexander and
daughter Faina. Doctors ex-
pected her to enjoy several
years of good health. Mean-
while, former refusenik Inna
Meiman died of cancer in
Washington, D.C.
JERUSALEM A Knesset
vote on the compromise $23.8
billion budget broke down at
the last minute over a partisan
disagreement on funding of
West Bank settlements.
MONTREAL The govern-
ment censored portions of the
Deschenes Commission report
on Nazi war criminals in
Canada in order, it said, to pro-
tect the privacy and civil rights
of the persons under
investigation.
NEW YORK Lawyer
Mohammed Massarwa became
the first Israeli Moslem to be
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horn to summon up the associa-
tion with the Akedah, the Binding
of Isaac. In this interpretation,
the shofar sound is a cry for mercy
and forgiveness, and possibly one
which recollects the cries and
tears of Isaac's (and all Jewish)
martyrdom. This theme was built
into the second section of the
traditional liturgy Zichronot
memories) whose ten Biblical
verses summon up G-d's
remembering for mercy and
grace.
The two primary sounds of the
shofar capture both themes. The
first called Tekiah, is a straight,
long blast a grand sound which
was used for proclamation and
coronation. The second sound is
called Teruah, three broken or
wavering sounds. Here two tradi-
tions of the sound developed in
different Jewish communities.
One version held that it wa a
moaning sound expressed in
three broken sounds (shevarim
broken). The other version held
that it was an outcry type sound,.
i.e., three times three or nine stac-
cato, almost bleating sounds).
Clearly this sound in either ver-
sion was a cry for mercy invoking
Isaac's sacrifice or an alarm at the
coming trial or both. The tradi-
tion was to blow one straight
blast, one broken and one
straight, in sets of three together.
After the descruction, Jews came
together from communities with
differing versions of the teruah.
To avoid splintering and dissen-
sion, Rabbi Abbahu of Caesarea
ruled that a set of each sound ver-
sion be blown and, for good
measure, one incorporating both
broken sounds together. This
became the practice down to
today.
Judaism is a religion with a
powerful forward thrust. The cen-
tral Jewish dream is of a final
redemption in which the whole
world will be perfected and all
humanity set free from war, op-
pression, poverty and sickness.
Therefore, the Rabbis were not
satisfied just to evoke memory
i.e., to look back for the sake of
mercy and just to proclaim G-d as
Ruler in the present. They added a
third dimension to the liturgy
called Skofrot (literarlly shofars
or shofar sounds) which sum-
mons up the verses of future
redemption. "On that day, a great
shofar will be sounded and all
those lost in the land of Assyria or
scattered in the land of Egypt will
come and bow to the Lord in the
holy mountain, Jerusalem." Thus
the "oldest" sounds were to carry
the message of the "newest" faith
of the three thousand year old
dream of the Kingdom of G-d that
is yet to be born.
appointed Consul General. He
would begin his assignment in
Atlanta, Ga., in August.
WASHINGTON Premier
Yitzhak Shamir basked in
Israel's status as a "major
non-NATO ally" of the U.S.
during a visit here, but faced
U.S. pressure to agree to an
international conference with
the Arab states and the UN
Security Council permanent
members leading to direct
Mideast peace negotiations.
JERUSALEM The John
Demjanjuk trial began with
the defense counsel challeng-
ing the ability of witnesses to
identify the defendant as
Treblinka guard "Ivan the
Terrible."
NEW YORK Soviet
Jewish dissident Iosif Begun
was unconditionally pardoned
and left Chistopol prison for
his Moscow home.
WASHINGTON The
Tower Commission in-
vestigating the Iran-Contra af-
fair said that while Israel was
heavily involved, the U.S. bore
responsibility for selling arms
to Iran. The presidential com-
mission headed by former Sen.
John Tower wasn't sure who
initiated the arms sale idea.
JERUSALEM Leon
Dulzin said he would not seek
reelection as chairman of the
Jewish Agency and World
Zionist Organization Ex-
ecutives in December. His
decision was thought to have
been influenced by pressure
from heavy weight Diaspora
Jewish leaders.
GENEVA Jewish and
Catholic leaders agreed that a
Carmelite convent at the site
of the Auschwitz-Birkenau
death camp in Poland would be
removed within two years.
Poland also okayed the
removal.
JERUSALEM Meir
Yaari, co-founder of the
Mapam Party and Hashomer
Hatzair youth and kibbutz
movement, died at age 90.
WASHINGTON A trial
that in some eyes shook
U.S.-Israel ties ended with
former U.S. Navy civilian
analyst Jonathan Pollard
receiving a life term for selling
U.S. secrets to Israel, and his
wife receiving five years as an
accessory. A federal grand
jury indicted Israeli Col.
Aviem Sella on three charges
of espionage for conspiring
with Pollard.
LONDON Home
Secretary Douglas Hurd refus-
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Rosh Hashanah Greetings
From Prime Minister Of Israel
As we embark on the 40th
anniversary year of the foun-
ding of the State of Israel, I
send you warm wishes from
the people and the government
of Isrel. May this be a year of
health, peace, progress, and
joy for all our people.
Forty years is but an instant
in Jewish history. Yet not
since the infancy of our nation
has there been a period so
fateful, so inspiring and so rich
in achievement as the past 40
years. To remember Rosh
Hashanah of 40 years ago
when the tiny, poorly armed
"yishuv" in Eretz Israel faced
possible destruction even
before the state was born is
to realize how far we have
come. It has been a saga of in-
comparable courage of a peo-
ple transformed, of a nation
reborn.
The miracle of Israel is the
miracle of the Jewish people,
the creation of the Jewish
spirit, the Jewish mind, and
Jewish blood. It has erased the
humiliation of the Diaspora. It
has given every Jew a new
sense of pride, of national and
cultural cohesion, and of a
common lofty goal. Israel has
become the center of Jewish
thought, consciousness, and
aspiration.
Since the establishment of
the state the major events of
Jewish history have revolved
around Israel. Those who were
touched by these events, who
have felt themselves part of
this saga, know the incom-
parable excitement such par-
ticipation can impart. Nothing
can match the reward of part-
nership in this momentous
turn in the history of our
people.
Israel's existence embodies
the age-old seminal prayer:
"Next year in Jerusalem."
Like the prayer, it ties all Jews
to this land. It is a tie with
obligations as well as
privileges. None of us can af-
ford to succumb to self con-
gratulation if the Jewish peo-
ple and the State of Israel are
to grow and thrive. Today a
huge part of the Jewish
Diaspora the Jews of the
Soviet Union is still en-
dangered and oppressed. Most
of the 400,000 Soviet Jews
who have expressed their
desire to join their families in
Israel are still denied their
elementary human right to
leave. It will take the
dedicated and untiring efforts
of every Jewish community in
the world to effect their re-
lease. Similarly, there are still
thousands of Jews in Ethiopia,
many of them parents cruelly
separated from children for-
tunate enough to reach Israel,
who must be saved. None of us
in the free world can feel free
until our brothers and sisters
in the Soviet Union and. in
Ethiopia are free. To save
them is our national mission,
our historic privilege, our
sacred duty.
Nor can we afford to neglect
Aliyah from the free countries.
Lack of Aliyah is a failure of
the Zionist dream and threat
to the Jewish character of the
State of Israel. Aliyah from
the West can make an in-
calculable contribution to the
state, and Israel can more than
reciprocate with its unique
cultural environment, its pur-
poseful life, and its sweeping
sense of peoplehood and mis-
sion. I call on the leadership of
the Jewish communities on
its Rabbis and teachers, its
movements and organizations
to give top priority to in-
troducing the young genera-
tion to the Israel experience.
What the vast majority of
Jews know about Israel is still
hearsay. Most have never even
visited us. I can think of no
finer way to celebrate this an-
niversary year than by having
Jews from all over the world
especially those who have
never been here join us in
the festivities.
It is a matter of regret that
we have not yet achieved
peace with all our neighbors.
We should all make a con-
certed effort to convince the
world that as long as countries
at war with us continue to be
armed to the teeth, and as long
as terrorism against us is
openly or tacitly encouraged,
there will be no peace in the
region. It is time our neighbors
realized that we are here to
stay, and that they should
follow Egypt's example by
coming to the negotiating
table for direct talks with us.
Only then can we hope that
after 40 years of wandering in
the desert of war shall we
come to the promised land of
peace.
Together, we have been able
to overcome the most daunting
obstacles. Together, we have
been able to realize a dream
few deemed possible. Toge-
ther, we can pave the way for
a future that will surpass
even the incredible achieve-
ments of the past.
I wish the whole House of
Israel a Happy New Year
5748. May it be a year of con-
solidation, peace, and further
progress for Am Yisrale and
Eretz Yisrael.
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Coalition Asks Graham To Oppose Judge Bork
By ALISA KWITNEY
Jewuh Floridian Staff Writer
A coalition of major
organizations including
American Jewish Congress,
the National Organization of
Women, the National
Lawyers' Guild and the
American Civil Liberties
Union, met with Senator Bob
Graham (D-Fla.) to express op-
position to the nomination of
Judge Robert Bork to the
Supreme Court. The session
was held recently in Graham's
Miami office.
The coalition, which was
organized by Michael D. Ray,
president of the South Florida
Chapter of the National
Lawyers' Guild, also included
the NAACP and the AFL-CI0.
A press conference at the Paul
Walter Mini-Park followed the
9 a.m. meeting.
The Miami discussion came
in the wake of widespread op-
position to President Reagan's
nomination of Judge Bork.
Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of
America, with 385,000
members nationwide, has
broken with its tradition of
neither opposing nor endors-
ing political candidates or
presidential appointees by
voting unanimously to oppose
Bork s candidacy for the
Supreme Court.
"People are alarmed by the
nomination of Judge Bork,
because they think he will
change the nature of the court,
and make it far less liberal
than it was," Ray said.
"Bork would replace Justice
Powell, who is retiring, and
Powell was considered a swing
vote in issues involving in-
dividual liberties," Ray
asserted.
Supreme Court justices are
nominated by the President,
after which the Senate
Judiciary Committee makes a
recommendation to the entire
Senate, which votes to either
accept or reject the
nomination.
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.),
chairman of the Judiciary
Committee, commissioned a
report on Bork, and has come %
out against him. The commit-
tee began hearings Tuesday,
Sept. 15.
"There's lots of disinforma-
tion going on," Ray contends.
"The White House would have
the public believe that Bork is
for judicial restraint, and for
giving deference tolegislative
intent on issues, but the fact is
that his opinions show that this
is not true.
"He will defer to legislative
intent only if he agrees with
the outcome of the case, and
the same goes for judicial
restraint," says Ray, citing the
case of Planned Parenthood
Vs. Heckler in 1983, when
Bork ruled that minors had to
have parental consent before
receiving contraceptives from
family planning centers.
"Congressional intent was
to improve access of minors to
family planning services, in-
cluding contraceptives," says
Ray.
It is the role of the Supreme
Court to interpret laws passed
by the legislative branch of the
government, but opinions vary
on how the court should exer-
cise this function.
The White House has issued
a release defining "the judicial
restraint view." seen by some
as restricting Supreme Court
Justices from writing orders
and opinions based on their in-
terpretations of laws passed
by Congress and the states.
But Ray argues that Bork,
who states that he is a propo-
nent of judicial restraint, "will
even find new interpretations
of the Constitution to support
his argument if there's a case
which involves protecting or
increasing the rights of multi-
national corporations, even if
his interpretations come into
conflict with Supreme Court
precedents or settled
statutes."
Says Ray, "Bork criticizes
the three-department system
of government, which is a
system of checks and balances.
He has said that if a war is
started, it should be up to the
executive branch, and that the
legislative branch should not
interfere.
"Congress can start or end a
war," explains Ray, "but Bork
has questioned its Constitu-
tional right to place a check on
the executive branch while a
war is in progress. That would
mean that the executive
branch could do whatever it
wanted during a war."
The War Powers Act limits
the President's right to deploy
troops unilaterally, acting on
his own without Congressional
consent or input. According to
Ray, Bork has stated that the
War Powers Act is "probably
unconstitutional."
"Bork even said in one case
that it's all right for congress
to make a law that would
eliminate the right of any
federal court to review a con-
stitutional challenge of
presidential action," which,
Ray points out, "would mean
that if the President were do-
ing anything unconstitutional,
as in the firing of a special
Watergate prosecutor, no
court would have the right to
challenge that action."
Bork maintained this posi-
tion during the Watergate
trial, Ray adds.
"What all this means is that
the government could spy on
you, infringe on your privacy,
violate your first amendment
and constitutional rights, and
you could not challenge its
behavior in court," contends
Ray. "That's exactly like the
McCarthy era or like a
totalitarian society," Ray
maintains. "That's the op-
posite of democracy."
The issue of Bork's nomina-
tion, Ray believes, is not an
issue of Republican vs.
Democrat, or conservative vs.
liberal.
"Senator Graham said at the
conference that deciding
whether or not to oppose
Bork's nomination is probably
the most important decision of
his career as a senator," re-
counts Ray, who calls Bork's
nomination "a danger to
everyone, liberal, Democrat,
Republican, and
conservative."
Supreme Court Justices re-
tain their positions for life, or
until they retire, and "Bork
could effect the outcome of
Supreme Court decisions and
our system of justice for the
next 20 to 30 years," Ray
points out.
Happy
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A Year Of Debate
Encounter Of The Dialogue Kind


Hi
By MARGIE OLSTER
MIAMI (JTA) Though
the skies outside were stormy,
the air inside an auditorium at
the Miami Center for the Fine
Arts had cleared after Pope
John Paul IPs meeting with
the 196 Jewish leaders here
Friday morning Sept. 11.
Anger over the Pope's au-
dience with Kurt Waldheim
faded into warm words of
praise for the Pope's address
as Jewish leaders assessed the
meaning of his words.
Both Catholic and Jewish
representatives welcomed the
unprecedented meeting with a
Jewish delegation on
American soil, calling it a
highly significant statement of
Vatican ideology on key issues
of Jewish concern.
The spokesman for the
Jewish delegation which met
Pope John Paul II here Friday
morning challenged the
Catholic Church to put a halt
to revisionism of the Holocaust
and called on the Pontiff to
recognize the historical role
Christian teachings have
played in perpetuating the
anti-Semitism in Europe which
culminated in the Holocaust.
"While your sensitive con-
cerns and noteworthy pro-
nouncements about the Shoah
have been heartening, we have
obvserved recent tendencies to
obscure the fact that Jews
were the major target of Nazi
genocidal policies," said Rabbi
Mordecai Waxman, chairman
of the International Jewish
Committee on Interfaith Con-
sultations (IJCIC), and the
speaker chosen to represent
the 196-person Jewish delega-
tion which met with the Pope
at the Miami Center for the
Fine Arts.
The Pope spoke of the uni-
que Jewish experience in the
Holocaust and proclaimed the
legitimate rights of both Jews
and Palestinians to a
homeland. He reaffirmed the
Church's condemnation of
anti-Semitism.
In a somewhat controversial
statement, the Pope said, "I
am convinced that history will
reveal ever more clearly and
convincingly how deeply Pius
XII (who served as Pope dur-
ing the Holocaust) felt the
tragedy of the Jewish people,
and how hard and effectively
he worked to assist them dur-
ing the Second World War."
Jewish groups have criticized
Pius XII for his silence on Nazi
persecutions of the Jewish
people during the Holocaust.
Waxman told the Pope, "We
hope that your strong condem-
nations of anti-Semitism will
continue to be implemented in
the schools, the parishes,
teaching materials and the
liturgy, and reflected in the at-
tiudes and behavior of
Catholics throughout the
world."
Waxman added, "Greater
attention needs to be paid to
the Christian roots of anti-
Semitism. The 'teaching of
contempt' for the Jews and
Judaism must be ended once
and for all the Shoah was
the culmination of centuries of
anti-Semitism in European
culture for which Christian
teachings bear a heavy
Pope John Paul II
responsibility."
Waxman said that Jews re-
main concerned with persis-
tent anti-Semitism and the
"Church's repudiation of anti-
Semitism is of critical impor-
tance in the struggle to
eradicate this virulent plague
from the entire human family.'
Waxman participated in the
delegation of nine which met
with the Pope September 1 at
his summer residence in Castel
Gandolfo outside Rome. In his
speech Friday, Waxman said
the differences expressed at
that meeting remain to be
resolved. He addressed two of
the major points of of disse-
nion between Jews and the
Vatican, the Pope's June au-
dience with Austrian Presi-
dent Kurt Waldheim, and
absence of formal Vatican
recognition of the State of
Israel.
Calling the meeting at
Castel Gandolfo "highly
significant," Waxman said,
"You and high Church leaders
listened to the deeply felt con-
cerns of the Jewish community
that were raised following last
June's state visit to the
Vatican by Austrian President
Kurt Waldheim, who has
never expressed regrets for
his Nazi past."
Waxman urged the Vatican
to establish full and diplomatic
relations with Israel quickly.
"We must express our concern
at the absence of full
diplomatic relations between
the Holy See and the State of
Israel," he said.
Waxman also cited the
positive progress in Catholic-
Jewish relations in the past
two decades, saying, "A
meeting such as this is part of
the healing process that is now
visibly under way between our
two communities." He added,
''One of the major
achievements of our joint en-
counters is the shared recogni-
tion that each community must
be understood in its own
terms, as it understands itself.
The Pope provided a
response to critics who charg-
ed that the Church has made
statements universalizing the
Holocaust. "Considering
history in the light of the prin-
ciples of faith in God, we must
also reflect on the catastrophic
event of the Shoah, that
ruthless and inhuman attempt
to exterminate the Jewish peo-
ple in Europe, an attempt that
resulted in millions of victims
including women and
children, the elderly and the
sick exterminated only
because they were Jews," he
said.
Following the exchange,
several Jewish representatives
from the delegation said this
statement was the first affir-
mation by the Pope that the
Shoah was specifically a
Jewish plight.
The Jewish delegation
f;reeted the Pope with
ukewarm applause as he
entered the small but packed
auditorium. During Waxman's
address, the Pope, dressed all
in white, appeared pensive and
serious. The Pope and Wax-
man shared the stage, sitting
side by side behind the lectern
from which they addressed the
delegation.
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throughout the Pope's stay in
Miami, and a smattering of
U.S. Secret Service dotted the
auditorium during the
exchange.
The delegation interrupted
the Pope's speech with ap-
plause only once after he
avocated continuing education
on the Holocaust. "Similarly,
it is to be hoped that common
educational programs on our
historical and religious rela-
tions, which are welTdeveloped
in your country, will truly pro-
mote mutual respect and teach
future generations about the
Holocaust so that never again
will such a horror be possible,"
he said. The Pope then invoked
the traditional Jewish cry of
"Never Again," which was
met with resounding applause.
The Pope then addressed
another issue high on the
Jewish agenda, the State of
Israel.
"After the tragic extermina-
tion of the Shoah, the Jewish
people began a new period in
their history. They have a
right to a homeland, as does
any civil nation, according to
international law," the Pope
said. But he immediately
followed by saying the Palesti-
nians also have the same right
to a homeland.
Notably absent from the
Pope's speech was any
reference to the Waldheim au-
dience which had so offended
the Jewish community.
However, press reports Friday
recounted the Pope's first
public remarks on the
Waldheim audience, made to
reporters on the flight to the
United States.
The reports said the Pope
had responded "No' to the
question of whether the
Waldheim audience may have
been a mistake. The reports
then quoted the Pope as say-
ing. "It was necessary. It's
necessary to show the same
appreciation, the same esteem,
for every people. He came as a
president, democratically
elected, of a people, of a
nation."
Thursday night at a dinner
given by the local Jewish com-
munity to their national col-
leagues attending the meeting
with the Pope, a highranking
Vatican official who spoke
alluded to the Waldheim au-
dience as a "faux pas."
Johannes Cardinal
Willebrands, President of the
Holy See's Commission for
Religious Relations with the
Jews, said to the some 300
Jews and Catholics at the din-
ner, "let me hope that with
help from above we will
achieve what the Church has
asked us to do and that we can
do this the right way so there
becomes a new perspective for
the Jewish people ... We
should forgive each other
when there are missed occa-
sions or even faux pas on the
road."
Both Jews and Catholics
who attempted to assess the
meaning of Friday's meeting
and the events surrounding it
stressed that the process must
be viewed in its proper
historical perspective. For ex-
ample, Henry Siegman, ex-
ecutive director of the
American Jewish Congress,
noted that although the Pope's
statement on Israel fell short
of the full diplomatic recongni-
tion desired by the Jewish
community, ten years ago
when the Pope granted an au-
dience to a Jewish delegation,
the Vatican struck all
references to Israel from their
statement.
Two events in recent
Vatican history catalyzed the
unprecedented exchanges bet-
ween the Pope and the Jewish
community both Friday in
Miami and two weeks earlier
in Rome. One of those events
was hailed by world Jewry, the
other, abhorred.
Twenty-two years ago, the
Vatican reversed its attitude
of contempt for Jews, pro-
pagated for nearly 20 cen-
turies, in a declaration known
as Nostra Aetate (Latin for
"In our times," the opening
words of the document). In
Nostra Aetate, the Catholic
Church described Christianity
as a branch of the tree rooted
in Judaism. Jews welcomed
the new era in interfaith rela-
tions. Three months ago, Pope
John Paul II granted an au-
dience to President Kurt
Waldheim and praised him as a
man of peace. The Pope's
silence on the Holocaust dur-
ing this meeting in face of
documented evidence of
Waldheim's membership in a
Nazi army unit met with
abhorrence among Jews. The
two events stand at the two
extremes of the continuum
that is modern Catholic-Jewish
relations. Many agree that the
events illustrate the complex
and often confusing signals the
Vatican sends out to Jews and
obscures the significance of
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JNF Saves Hundreds Of Acres
By Innovative Tree Planting
By DAVID LANDAU
IN THE NORTHERN
NEGEV, Israel Hundreds
of acres of fertile soil would be
washed into the sea each year
were it not for the innovative
use of trees by the Jewish Na-
tional Fund.
Standing at the edge of a
northern Negev wheat field
that is crumbling into a rain-
formed gully, Eli Kliegler, the
JNF's head of planning for the
south of Israel, explained to
the JTA how trees can stop the
erosion.
The JNF, best known for its
extensive afforestation pro-
jects all over the country, has
been planting trees to stop soil
erosion for more than 20
years. Kliegler notes that the
increasing sophistication of
erosion-prevention techniques
means JNF planners interfere
with nature less.
"Once we thought we could
just level the gullies and
dispense with the problem that
way," Kliegler explains. "But
nature was stronger than us."
The rain of the northern
Negev 9.6 to 16 inches a
year falls in short, heavy
downpours, and the water can-
not all be absorbed by the
light, sand-colored loess (fer-
tile clay-like) soil. Forcing
itself into cracks in the earth,
the water erodes the fine soil
as it flows toward the sea.
Aerial photos of one field
taken 10 years ago show a flat
area. Now the field is crossed
by a branching gash, a gully
more than a yard deep and
about a yard wide, that leads
to a neighboring gully that
connects to a central wadi 30
or 40 yards away. That wadi is
a dry river bed in the summer,
but a rushing torrent during
the rainy season.
The gullies grow two to
three yards a year. Several in-
ches from their edges, the field
is criss-crossed with cracks,
and soil falls away with the
slightest prod.
As Kliegler explains, the
gullies not only steal valuable
farm land, but can grow so
relentlessly that it can even at-
tack a road alongside the field,
eventually slicing the road in
two.
The rich topsoil that enabled
the former desert of the nor-
thwest Negev to become a fer-
tile agricultural area is washed
away down the gullies to the
wadi and on to the sea. All that
is left is a chalky, salty surface
inhospitable even to thistles.
The JNF has managed to
stop this erosion by planting
trees on the internal slopes of
the gullies. The trees ap-
parently hold the sides in place
and prevent them from exten-
ding. JNF plants quick-
growing eucalyptus where it
will take, but some of the
slopes are so eroded that only
the hardy Jerusalem pine
survives.
At the very edges of the'
gullies, JNF plants cypresses
and other trees that have roots
less invasive than those of the
eucalyptus and will not
damage the adjacent arable
land.
The floor of the gully is
deliberately left clear to allow
the rain to flow freely. "Other-
wise it would just form
another gully," Kliegler says.
Sometimes a simple wooden
dam is built at the head of the
gully to keep back the soil,
while allowing the water to
run down.
The JNF locates the trouble
spots, and, providing the kib-
butz or moshav that farms the
land accepts the long-term
benefits of erosion prevention,
proceeds to plan the new plan-
ting project together with the
Land Conservation Depart-
ment of the Agriculture
Ministry.
First they commission aerial
photos, then develop a detailed
guide to the area. Only after-
ward do they bring in the
heavy tractors to prepare the
slopes for planting.
The JNF plants about a
thousand acres a year in its ef-
fort to fight erosion. That in-
cludes about a hundred acres
of replanting trees that did not
take the previous year, and
replacing old trees that have
died.
The conservation work that
has benefitted Negev kibbut-
zim such as Beeri, Bet Kama,
Lahav, Nahal Oz and Ruhama
costs $600 to $800 an acre. The
saplings come from the JNF
nursery at nearby Gilat.
Detroit Loses Third Butcher Shop
DETROIT (JTA) A third butcher shop has closed
here in a year, leaving nine, with one butcher worried that
only a third of those stores will survive.
Franklin Kosher Meats of West Bloomfield, Mich., went
out of business because of high costs, including rent, Rabbi
Chaskell Grubner of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of
Greater Detroit told the Jewish News.
Allan Cohen, president of the Detroit Area Kosher Retail
Meat Dealers Association, said the industry has been
weakened here. He cited the increase in working women,
meaning more "pre-cooked" or restaurant meals; artificial-
ly high prices; the decreasing number of wholesale sup-
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An Open Letter To The Community
September 8, 1987
Dear Friends:
This morning I awoke to
read the good news that Josef
Begun is free to leave the
Soviet Union after waiting 16
years. Half-way around the
world, we share Mr. Begun's
ioy as he exclaims: "I am the
happiest man alive."
Israel, Hungary
Open Relations
GENEVA (JTA) Israel
and Hungary signed an agree-
ment in Bern to establish in-
terest sections in their respec-
tive countries. It is the lowest
level of diplomatic representa-
tion but could be a precursor to
stronger ties in the future.
The signing ceremonies,
which lasted an hour, were
held in private. At the request
of the Hungarians, no media
was allowed. The Israeli par-
ticipants were Yeshayahu
Anug, Deputy Director
General of the Foreign
Ministry, legal adviser Victor
Harel, and Israel's Am-
bassador to Switzerland,
David Rivlin.
Hungary was represented by
Yanos Goros, head of the legal
department at the Foreign
Ministry, and Wilnios
Kopanyi, head of the political
section.
B'nai B'ritli
Barakim AZA, a new South
Broward Chapter of the B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization,
recently elected chapter of-
ficers. The new board is head-
ed by Ricky Schwartz, who is
president. Other oficers in-
clude Programming Vice
President Brian Hoffman;
Membership Vice President
Drew Gottlieb; Secretary
Steven Finkelstein; Treasurer
Brett Jaffe; Editor Matt
Cohen; Sgt. at Arms Steven
Finkelstein; Assistant Sgt. of
Arms Michael Pincus; and
Chaplain Drew Gottlieb.
Centered in Pembroke
Pines, Barakim AZA is one of
20 chapters which make up the
Gold Coast Council of the
BBYO. The chapter has 17
members and many programs
scheduled. The adult Advisor
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tions are made to celebrate the
New Year. The High Holy
Days offer a time to rejoice in
our freedom and to recommit
ourselves to fight tyranny
wherever it oppresses the
human spirit.
Hopefully freedom for Mr.
Begun is a sign of good things
in the New Year. During these
holidays, may our strength be
renewed for a productive and
joyous year.
With warm regards from the
Graham family to your family,
Sincerely,
BOB GRAHAM
United States Senator
SCHWARTZHELMAN
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Freed
and Mr. and Mrs. Nard
Helman announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Lesli
Heather Helman to Michael
Edward Schwartz, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Schwartz of
Coral Gables.
The grandparents of the cou-
ple are Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Reiter of Coral Gables, Mr.
and Mrs. Max Helman of
Miami Beach, Mrs. Esther
Passon of Hallandale and Mrs.
Rose Schwartz of Fort
Lauderdale.
SHARANSKY ON CAPITOL HILL: Natan Sharansky meets
with Florida Senator Lawton Chiles on September 9, the first
day of his two day visit to Washington, D.C. In his discus-
sions with Chiles and other Senate leaders, Sharansky em-
phasized that the recent release of big-name refuseniks is on-
ly a diplomatic gesture and efforts must continue for the
release of all Soviet Jews seeking to gain their right to
emigrate. Chiles told Sharansky that he will seek to pressure
the Soviets to make the recent reopening of the emigration
gates a permanent not pre-summit policy. Chiles also
told Sharansky that he will continue his personal appeals for
Sharansky' friends. Aba and Ida Taratuta of Leningrad.
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The Year In Review
Continued from Page 7-
ed to authorize a police inquiry
into 17 alleged Nazi war
criminals living in Britain on
the grounds that the evidence
presented by the Simon
Wiesenthal Center was "too
sketchy" and that the alleged
crimes were committed out-
side Britain.
NEW YORK Advocates
of Soviet Jews gathered in 53
college campus, 104 cities and
43 countries to read aloud the
names of 11,000 Jewish
Soviet
totaled
Jewish
146 in

refuseniks.
emigration
February.
March
JERUSALEM A Knesset
subcommittee chaired by Abba
Eban and a two-man commis-
sion headed by lawyer
Yehoshua Rocenstreich and
appointed by the Inner
Cabinet began probes into the
government's role in the
Pollard affair. Israeli and U.S.
Jewish leaders alternately held
their breath and opined on its
effect on U.S.-Israel relations.
JERUSALEM A group of
private individuals set up a
fund to raise $200,000 to pay
for the Pollards' defense.
Meanwhile, Canada's Ukrai-
nian community began a
similar fund for Demjanjuk.
NEW YORK The New
York Supreme Court Ap-
pellate Division ruled that an
agreement in which a spouse
threatens to withhold or in-
deed withholds a Jewish
religious divorce in order to
pressure a partner into finan-
cial concessions is subject to
review and revision in court.
BUENOS AIRES The
Jewish and general com-
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certified kosrier!
Surv-Dlamond Orowara of California. 1984
munities were shocked at the
Anti-Semitic statements made
by Msgr. Antonio Plaza in
criticism of the Alfonsin
government. He said "the
government is full of Jews"
who "made us squanHer three
years' discussion of those
issues (human rights) and
mistreating the people."
Meanwhile in Austria, seven of
every 100 people polled
declared they were anti-
Semites.
LONDON Anglican Ar-
chbishop Desmond Tutu of
South Africa praised the con-
tribution of some compatriot
Jews to the struggle against
apartheid, but said he could
not "understand how a people
with your history would have a
state that would collaborate in
military matters with South
Africa..."
TEL AVIV Some 2,500
Hadassah members celebrated
in Israel the 75th annivesary of
the women's Zionist organiza-
tion in America.
NEW YORK The U.S.
Navy launched an educational
program including a resource
packet designed to help its
chaplains learn and teach
B'nai MrrzvAH
GRETCHEN JUSTA
On Saturday, September 12,
Gretchen Feld Justa, daughter
of Sandra Lassoff and Edwin
Justa, was called to the Torah
of Temple Beth El as a Bat
Mitzvah.
Gretchen is an 8th grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha her sisters, Allison,
Nicole and Ruth and brother,
Stephen; her grandparents,
Evelyn and Dr. J.J. lion of Col-
umbia. South Carolina and
Eva F. (Honey) Justa of Palm
Beach. A kiddush was hosted
in Gretchen's honor following
Shabbat Morning Service.
STEVEN BECH
On Saturday, September 26,
Steven Arnold Beck, son of
Patty and Louis Beck, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah. As an ongoing Tem-
ple project he will be "twinn-
ing" with Igor Iosovich of the
Soviet Union.
Steven is a 7th grade stu-
dent at Boca Rton Acadmy
Gretchen Feld Justa
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his sister, Staci,
his brother, Ryan, and his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Sterneck of St. Louis
Missouri and Boca Raton, and
Mr. and Mrs. Geald Taft of
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Beck will host
a Kiddush in Steven's honor
following Havdalah Service.
Steven Arnold Beck
JORDAN MARSH
WISHES YOU A
HAPPY NEW YEAR
FILLED WITH PEACE
AND CONTENTMENT
We hope the coming months will be
filled with many shining moments.
Including the warmth of new friendship*
and rho joy ol old ties with those you
love and surmounting them all.
the happiness of dreams come true. .
Jordan /Marsh
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Friday, September 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 15
others about the Holocaust.
OTTAWA The Canadian
government said it would
amend its Criminal Code to
allow suspected Nazi war
criminals to be tried in the
country for crimes committed
elsewhere, as recommended by
the Deschenes Commission
probing that issue.
WASHINGTON ADL of-
ficials protested to Japanese
Amb. Nobuo Matsunago about
the rise of anti-Semitic books
in Japan. Books by Masami
Uno, claiming a conspiracy by
"international Jewish capital
harmed Japan, and other titles
became increasingly popular.
JERUSALEM A
40-member delegation from
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
U.S. discomfort with Israeli
handling of the Pollard affair, allow Soviet Jews to fly to
But the U.S. leaders left say- Israel directly via Rumania
mg they had gained a deeper and a general easing of restric-
understanding of Israel's ac- tions of Jewish religious and
cultural activities. Israeli of-
ficials and Soviet Jewish ac-
Holiday Messages
tion and motives.
JERUSALEM Following
a survey that indicated that
10,000-20,000 adults and 10
percent of young people
regularly used drugs, the Al-
Sam Association launched a
national drug abuse educa-
tional campaign.
HONG KONG As the
result of informal contacts, a
group of Australian Jews pro-
posed a foundation to help
Chinese academics to study
Hebrew and Zionism in
Western universities.
NEW YORK Three U.S.
Organizations came to Israel Jewish leaders said they had
to warn Israeli leaders of the negotiated with the Soviets to
Master Chef Joins The Court
At Palm-Aire In Pompano Beach
Richard O'Connell, chef to
celebrities, heads of state and
other discriminating palates
for over 30 years, has recently
taken charge of the dining
facilities of The Court at Palm-
Aire, a retirement community
in Pompano Beach.
The Court at Palm-Aire,
designed for residents 62
years of age and over, offers
residents an independent, ac-
tive lifestyle while providing
emergency nursing services
and a variety of amenities.
As executive chef, O'Connell
will change the current menu
by preparing a wider variety of
ethnic dishes and having a
special preview display of each
evening's dinner selection.
O'Connell, who began study-
ing to be a chef in Zurich,
Switzerland at age 12, later at-
tended Le Cordon Bleu in
Paris.
While in charge of the kit-
chen staff of the ocean liner
S.S. United States, O'Connell
created kosher meals for
Prime Minister David Ben-
Gurion of Israel, who would
often eat in the ship's kitchen,
Shas Party Quits
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The ultra-Orthodox Shas Par-
ty quit the City Council to pro-
test the screening of films on
the Sabbath and vowed more
street demonstrations if the
Sabbath continued to be
desecrated. The move does not
threaten Mayor Teddy
Kollek's city coaliton but
underscores religious bit-
terness over the screenings.
Shas has three seats on the
31-member Council.
Deputy Mayor Nissim Zeev
of Shas told reporters that "as
long as the disturbances con-
tinue in Jerusalem, the Holy
City, we cannot stand by and
give legitimacy to all that hap-
pens.' Shas' resignation
becomes effective at the Coun-
cil's next meeting later this
1 month.
A spokesperson for Kollek
said "We are sorry to see them
go because they represent a
certain percentage of the
Population. We are sorry they
I cannot see that there are other
I citizens in this city who have
{desires that should be
rwSuPe.Cted" The u,tra"
r'rthodox make up 25 percent
lot the city's population.
talking informally with O'Con-
nell in Yiddish.
O'Connell was also chef at
the White House for the late
President Dwight D.
Eisenhower.
O'Connell, also the suc-
cessful owner/operator of
three restaurants, has cooked
for two of his favorite
celebrities, Bob Hope and
Liberace. Johnny Carson once
gave him a plug on national
television.
O'Connell and his wife,
Lynne have two children, ages
4 and 3.
tivists were cautiously
optimistic.
MANCHESTER, England
- British Chief Rabbi Sir Im-
manuel Jakobovits said the
British government's ad-
vocacy of the condom to stem a
possible AIDS epidemic was
immoral.
UNITED NATIONS An
Israeli spokesman confirmed
that Israeli Foreign Ministry
Director General Avraham
Tamir met here with Li Luye
permanent UN representative
of the People's Republic of
China. The talks had "a UN
context."
TEL AVIV Sella relin-
quished his coveted command
of the Tel Nof air base "for the
good of the country" in the
wake of the Pollard affair.
WASHINGTON The
Reagan Administration
reported that Israel had been
regularly selling weapons and
providing technical assistance
to South Africa despite a UN
arms embargo imposed in
1977, risking a loss of U.S.
foreign aid. Israel had an-
nounced in anticipation of the
report that it would make no
new sales to South Africa.
NEW YORK JDC
reported providing kosher
food, wine or financial
assistance for Passover to
many of the 34 national Jewish
communities it regularly helps.
Continued next issue
Newsw ire/U.S.A.
BALTIMORE Shigellosis, a bacterial gastrointestinal ail-
ment that produces fevers, vomiting, stomach cramps and diar-
rhea, apparently has spread southward to the Jewish community.
Local health officials report almost 150 confirmed and probable
cases of the disease.
NEW YORK Can't make it to the Jewish Museum here? See
its exhibits on an 18-minute, color videotape that was a finalist in
the 1986 American Film and Video Festival. The cassette may be
purchased for $29.95 at the museum or for $5 more by mail
(specify Beta or VHS): Vineyard Video Productions, Elias Lane,
West Tisbury, MA 02575; (617) 693-3584.
TEANECK, N.J. New Jersey is the sixth state to be the site of
Project PRIDE, a Lubavitch-sponsored drug abuse prevention
and education program.
NEW YORK A federal court in New York ruled recently
that a school board must reschedule its 1988 high school gradua-
tion so that a Sabbath-observing student can attend without
violating his religious beliefs.
Newswire/Washington
THE FISCAL 1988 budget which was approved by a House-
Senate conference committee provides for the protection of
Israel's current $3 billion in foreign aid, according to Senate
Budget Committee chairman Lawton Chiles, (D-FL).
THE HOUSE of Representatives directed the Veterans Ad-
ministration to restore travel payments to veterans seeking
medical care at VA facilities under legislation cosponaored by
U.S. Rep. Dan Mica (D-FL).
Newswire/lsrael
^___
TEL AVIV The U.S. has again demanded of Israel that
Rafael Eitan, who was head of the Scientific Liaison Bureau
which was dismantled in the wake of the Jonathan Pollard spy af-
fair, be dismissed from his current position as Board chairman of
Israel Chemicals as a precondition for any final disposition of the
Pollard case, Maariv reported.
TEL AVIV The Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, is "rid-
dled with financial corruption" and its "output" is "much less
than it is capable of," according to an article in the forthcoming
issue of the Monitin monthly magazine.
From: President Ronald
Reagan
To: Our Jewish Friends
On the occasion of the
Jewish New Year 5748, we
look with great anticipation to
the wonderful ac-
complishments being achieved
by the brave people of Israel
and world Jewry. Although
the past year has been
somewhat trying and uncer-
tain with a plethora of charges
and countercharges, scandals
and diplomatic debacles, the
American people will, always,
consider Israel as America's
friend and true ally in the Mid-
dle East. It has always been
the role of our government to
work closely with Israel's in
both of our quests to make this
a world of freedom and peace-
loving nations.
We can all look to the future
to the furthering and
strengthening of the Jewish
people who, from the very
beginning, helped to unlock
the shackles of injustice, undo
the fetters of bondage and let
the oppressed go free.
We want to wish you all a
happy, healthy and prosperous
Rosh Hashanah and Happy
New Year, and pray for a
universe free of hatred, op-
pression and despair.
Senator Bob
From: U.S.
Graham
Florida
This morning I awoke to
read the good news that Josef
Begun is free to leave the
Soviet Union after waiting 16
years. Half-way around the
world, we share Mr. Begun's
ioy as he exclaims: "I am the
happiest man alive."
On this note of hope, I send
special greetings to Florida's
Jewish Community as prepara-
tions are made to celebrate the
New Year. The High Holy
Days offer a time to rejoice in
our freedom and to recommit
ourselves to fight tyranny
wherever it oppresses the
human spirit.
Hopefully freedom for Mr.
Begun is a sign of good things
in the New Year. During these
holidays, may our strength be
renewed for a productive and
joyous year.
With warm regards from the
Graham family to your family.
From: Congressman Daniel
Mica
Florida 14th District
This is indeed a special time
for the Jewish community as
they celebrate the High
Holidays. Here in North
Broward County, we look with
great expectation to the
growth of the community
social service and other
welfare programs. Just recent-
ly, the second approval for
HUD 202 subsidized housing
for the elderly was approved at
the regional level in Atlanta,
and is now in Washington,
D.C., for final selection. The
program looks great and is on
solid ground.
We can all feel good about
Congress' unanimous support
of roughly the same amount of
foreign aid and economic
assistance to Israel. Needless
to say, the Soviet Glasnost
policy shows some change of
direction and change in at-
titude, and we have reason to
be positive and optimistic.
These are all plus factors in
our day-to-day dealings that
will help to advance our com-
munity and world peace.
Happy New Year.
From: Moshe Arad
Ambassador of Israel to the
United States
Rosh Hashanah has, for time
immemorial, meant for Jewish
people a new spiritual and
moral beginning. This Rosh
Hashanah, moreover, in-
augurates a year of worldwide
celebration of Israel's 40th an-
niversary. It will thus serve as
an occasion to contemplate the
historic significance of Israel's
creative survival against dif-
ficult odds, and the meaning
and value of the Jewish State
to the Jewish people.
Despite the geographical
distance between us, we are
united by our Jewish tradition
and spirit, which are embodied
in the moral significance of the
High Holidays. We are all
Jews together the Jewish
State and the Jewish people
bound by a unity of purpose
and vision and hope. And we
intend to remain united.
That unity can only be
bolstered by a great expansion
in the number of American
Jews who come to visit Israel
and experience the vibrancy of
our life. This can only further
cement the bonds of
understanding and mutuality
that unite us.
This
for
American Jews
propriately symbolized in this
season by the joyous declara-
tion that concludes the tradi-
tional liturgy of Yom Kippur:
L'Shana Haba'ah
B'yerushalayim
ardent desire of ours
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Rosh Hashanah 5748
We Stand As One
MARTIN F. STEIN
National Chairman
United Jewish Appeal
This is an awesome time of
year a time when our
thoughts turn solemnly inward
to balance our acts of omission
and commission. We reflect,
reevaluate and then look
ahead, that we may renew, in
the coming year, both our
ethical responsibilities to one
another and our commitments
toG-d.
We Jews are a diverse com-
munity. We are not a people
that thinks in unison. We hail
from different nations. Our
languages and lifestyles vary.
Nevertheless, no matter where
on this planet we gather, we
will stand as one in worship
and judgment.
At that happy, yet solemn
time, all of us our records of
the past year notwithstanding
are given the opportunity to
improve ourselves for the bet-
ter, for Rosh Hashanah is a
time for personal and com-
munal renewal. The means are
threefold: repentance, prayer
and tzedakah, righteous deeds.
During the past year, you
and I have been involved in
tzedakah which suggests that
through community involve-
ment our personal renewal
can be extended far beyond
the High Holidays.
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Jewish tradition, only
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And so, this Rosh Hashanah,
as we review the past year and
look forward to the next, and
as we reaffirm our heritage,
let us make this time of awe in-
to a time of unity regarding
the needs of our people. We
stand as one before G-d. Let us
stand as one with one another.
May we all be inscribed for a
good year.
Yeshiva U. Seals Time Capsule
President Ronald Reagan, former President Richard
Nixon, and New York Governor Mario Cuomo were among
the contributors to a time capsule sealed this week by
Yeshiva University to mark the institution's entry into its
second century.
The capsule located in the newly-completed Tenzer
Gardens at the University's Main Center in Washington
Heights was sealed on the University's 101st birthday. It
is to be opened as part of the institution's bicentennial
celebration in 2086.
The recently completed Tenzer Gardens, lined with trees,
fountains and benches is a recreational plaza at the
University's Main Center named for the chairman of the
University's Board of Trustees, Herbert Tenzer.
Rosh Hashanah
Continued from Page 4
Some men have a tallit draped
over their heads, others have it
loosely around their shoulders,
still others just have fringes
jutting out from underneath
their shirts. Some wear
fedoras while others sport only
yarmulkes.
In the plaza area, a group of
four border patrolmen, iden-
tifiable by their green berets,
sit smoking and laughing, their
M-16s resting on their knees.
They sit and watch as the
variegated Jewish world
parades before them.
On the women's side there
are no organized services; no
minyan groups. Rather, the
women crowd close to the wall
and pray privately. Some weep
loudly, others raise their hands
imploringly toward heaven. A
few place their ears close to
the six-foot slatted metal
mehitza (partition), hoping to
hear some of the Toran being
read on the other side. But the
din is so great it is doubtful
anything can be heard.
At the entrance to the
women's section, a guard
hands shoulder shawls to
women he deems to be im-
modestly dressed. Many are
the elegantly coiffured wigs,
the black scarfs and colorful
kerchiefs and hats worn by
married, observant women.
Many, also, are the heads left
uncovered.
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Year of Debate
Continued from Page 11
the two recent exchanges bet-
ween the Pope and Jews and
the larger significance of the
Catholic-Jewish dialogue.
In his speech to the Pope,
Waxman cited the progress
made since Nostra Aetate was
declared 22 years ago. "It is
clear that the teachings pro-
claimed in Nostra Aetate are
becoming major concerns of
the Catholic Church, and
under your leadership are be-
ing implemented in the
teachings of the Church and in
the life of Catholics
everywhere The last
quarter century has irrever-
sibly changed the way we
perceive and act towards each
other."
But the process of reconcilia-
tion is far from complete,
Waxman said. "We stil have
some way to go because
Catholic-Jewish relations are
often filled with ambivalence,
ambiguities and a painful
history which must be
confronted."
The Pope in his address to
the Jewish leaders also noted
the progress since Vatican
Council II. "It is also desirable
that in every diocese Catholics
sould implement, under the
direction of the Bishops, the
statement of the Second
Vatican Council and the subse-
quent instructions issued by
the Holy See regarding the
correct way to prach and teach
about Jews and Judaism. I
know that a great many ef-
forts in this direction have
already been made by
Catholics, and I wish to ex-
press my gratitude to all those
who have worked so diligently
for this aim."
_ Both Jewish and Catholic
figures who participated in the
Miami meeting stress the
significance of Vatican II and
Nostra Aetate as the backdrop
on which all current Catholic-
Jewish dialogues are based, a
backdrop of mutual recogni-
tion and legitimacy.
The declaration legitimized
an interfaith dialogue and
touched off a major revision of
Catholic textbooks, liturgy and
sermons which resulted in the
deletion of many of the most
contemptuous portrayals of
Jews as bearing collective rep-
sonsibility for the crucifixion
of Jesus.
Rabbi Solomon Schiff, direc-
tor of chaplaincy for the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion and also a member of the
Jewish delegation which met
with the Pope in Miami, said,
"Vatican II recognized that
Jews cannot be held accoun-
table for the crucifixion." One
significant revision of the
liturgy was removing the term
"perfidious Jews" from the
traditional Catholic Easter
service commemorating the
resurrection of Jesus. "It may
seem like a small thing, but it's
a step, Schiff said.
"Historically, the liturgy
speaks of Jews in derogatory
terms and this led to pogroms,
persecutions and ultimately,
the Holocaust ... You can't
undo 2,000 years of a very
unhappy relationship in 20
years. The only thing you
could hope for is to turn the
tide around," he said. On the
darker side of the nascent
Vatholic-Jewiah dialogue lies
incidents like the Waldheim
audience, Schiff said. "The
Waldheim meeting gives
credence to many revisionists
who preach that the Holocaust
never happened. When the
Pope meets with Waldheim, it
could give the signal that
there's nothing wrong with
recognizing former Nazis, and
it casts doubt on Waldheim's
guilt. "The revisionist are
looking for straws to build
their straw house, and the
Waldheim meeting was a
straw," Schiff said. But the
Pone's failure to condemn
Waldheim or Nazi war crimes
and the added pain for Jews
upon hearing the Pope praise
Waldheim as a man of peace
does not stand out as aberrant
in the Vatican's various inter-
pretations of the Holocaust's
meaning. Schiff noted that the
Catholic Church's beatification
of Edith Stein, a Jew who con-
verted to Catholicism and later
died in Auschwitz, represents
"confusion and distortion of
the Holocaust." Stern was
murdered because she was a
Jew, Schiff said. But she was
made into a martyr for
Catholics.
Mark Freedman, American
Jewish Congress executive
director of the Southeast
region, said the greatest pro-
gress in Catholic-Jewish rela-
tions since Vatican II has been
the document's impact on
church institutions. "Change
has been visible," he said. One
area of great progress has
been in the Catholic-Jewish
dialogue which Freedman call-
ed "productive and fruitful."
On the other side, the pre-
Vatican II theology and
literature depicting Jews
negatively still exists," he
said. "There is still a great
deal to be done in education
relating to that doctrine. We
can still see instances of
quoting the gospels," but a
great deal of the texts,
liturgies and sermons have
been revised, he said.
Arthur Teitlebaum, Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith Southern area director,
said the recent exchanges bet-
ween the Vatican and Jewish
leaders have produced four
significant areas of progress:
The Vatican has indicated
a willingness to raise the
meetings with the Jewish com-
munity to a level of greater im-
portance by assuring the par-
ticipation of its Secretary of
State.
The Pope has stated no
theological reason exists as an
obstacle to normalizing rela-
tions with Israel. The Church
has cited two major political
obstacles to formal diplomatic
relations with Israel: a resolu-
tion to the Palestinian ques-
tion and concern over the
security of Christian com-
munities in Middle East coun-
tries. But political obstacles
are easier to overcome than
theological ones.
The promise of a Papal
encyclical within 12 to 24 mon-
ths stating the Church's posi-
tion on contemporary anti-
Semitism, the Church's role in
anti-Semitism, and its relation
to the Holocaust.
The Vatican has agreed
that in the future the ex-
changes with Jewish groups
will be regular and not only
when a crisis arises.
"We understand that the
Church moves in incremental
ways," Teitelbaum said. "We
expect evolutionary, not
revolutionary change.
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Synagogue Jlfeu/s
r
ANSHEI EMUNA
Anshei Emuna's Yom Kip-
pur Services on Friday, Oct. 2
will commence at 7 p.m. with
Morning Services on Satur-
day, Oct. 3 starting at 8 a.m.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
officiate and preach a series of
sermons on the theme "Yom
Kippur The Day of At-One-
Ment." Cantor Alexander
Wieder will chant the liturgy.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
proceeding the Daily Morning
Minyon Services, and at 6:30
p.m. in conjunction with the
Daily Twilight Minyon
Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacobs and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are chairperson! of the
Membership Committee.
For further information call
499-9229.
Sukkot Eve Services on
Wednesday, Thursday and Fri-
day, Oct. 7, 8 and 9 will com-
mence at 6:30 p.m. with Morn-
ing Services on Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday, Oct. 8, 9
and 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach a series of Sermons on
the over-all theme "The Taber-
nacle of Peace."
CONGREGATION
ANSHEI EMUNA
SISTERHOOD
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the
Sisterhood of Congregation
Aiuhei Esrana will have a
regular meeting at the
synagogue, 16189 Carter
Road, Delray Beach, at noon.
The program will be a showing
of the movie "Anne Frank,
furnished by the American
Savings Bank, Kings Point
Branch. There will be a colla-
tion before the meeting starts.
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
A 200 year old Sefer Torah
(the hand lettered scroll of the
five books of Moses) seized by
the Nazis during World War II
and later rescued, has recently
been acquired by Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel of Boca
Raton.
"We are overjoyed to
receive it," said Rabbi Richard
Agler, spiritual leader of the
congregation. "This is more
than just a Sefer Torah," the
Rabbi asserted. "This is living
history, martyrdom and
heroism all rolled into one."
The Torah, which had been
held by the Westminster
Synagogue of London was for-
mally dedicated at services on
Friday evening, Sept. 18, and
on Saturday night, Sept. 19 at
Congregation B'nai Israel's
present home, 22455 Boca Rio
The scroll was written in the
latter part of the 18th century,
according to Mrs. Ruth Shafer
of the Westminster
synagogue. It comes from the
town of Kostelec nad Laben, in
Czechoslovakia, where a
Jewish community flourished
from the Middle Ages until the
1940's, when all of its citizens
were deported by the Nazis,
the vast majority to death
camps.
Explained Rabbi Agler,
"ironically this Torah survived
only because the Nazis ex-
pected that they would suc-
ceed in exterminating the
Jewish people worldwide.
They kept this Torah and other
Jewish artifacts in storage and
planned to use them as part of
a museum to an extinct people
after the war.
"The irony, of course, is that
it is the Nazis who have been
consigned to the scrap heap of
history while the people of
Israel and their Torah live."
The acquisition of the scrolls
on permanent loan form the
Memorial Scrolls Trust in Lon-
don, was a synagogue-wide
endeavor.
Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:30
p.m., Slichot Service marked
the beginning of the high holy
day season.
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton is opening its
doors to single members of the
Jewish community for a
special service on the first day
of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 24.
No admission cards will be re-
quired and all are welcome to
attend.
"It really should not be the
case, but singles often feel left
out at this important season,"
said Rabbi Richard Agler,
spiritual leader of the
congregation.
"So much of synagogue life
is perceived as being family
oriented, and sometimes
singles feel excluded. During
the high holy days, no Jew
should be allowed to feel this
way. We wanted to go the ex-
tra mile to make sure that all
who wanted to be in
synagogue during the holy
season nad the opportunity to
be. We see this as a mitzvah
and we are honored to do it,"
Rabbi Agler added.
The service will take place in
the Main Ball room of the Park
Place Hotel, Yamato Road at
1-95, the site of all Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel's high holy
day serices. The Service,
which will begin at 4 p.m. will
include shofar sounding, Torah
reading, a sermon by the rabbi
and musical leadership from
Cantor Stephen Dubov. Lay
participation will be included
and all who come in the spirit
of peace are welcome.
TEMPLE BETH EL
Robin Ei sen berg, director of
Education at Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton recently took
part in the twelfth annual Con-
ference on Alternatives in
Jewish Education, head at
West Georgia College in
Carollton, Ga., from Aug.
23-27.
The five day meeting
brought together more than
1,650 teachers, ad-
ministrators, scholars, rabbis,
cantors, Hillel directors, camp
personnel, writers, artists and
concerned parents from 42
states and 10 foreign
countries.
Participants represented
every shade of the Jewish
ideological spectrum, from Or-
thodox to secular.
In more than 600 sessions of
an hour and a half to three
hours, conferees explored sub-
jects ranging from spirituality
to computers in the classroom,
from teaching about the
Holocaust to the origins of
Hasidism, from the ad-
ministration of religious school
to the role of women as Jewish
religious leaders.
Robin Eisenberg was among
400 presenters who were CA-
JE members sharing their ex-
pertise with their colleagues.
Eisenberg's workshops were
based on the unique program-
ming done at Temple Beth El.
One workshop Eisenberg
presented was Parent Involve-
ment in Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Training, where participants
looked at this life cycle
ceremony as a family event.
A second workshop was on
the Temple Beth El Jewish
Parenting Center. This is a
series of parent/child and
parent only events ranging
from worship to study, from
discussion to practical hands-
on activities. The participants
received materials, sample
publicity and bibliographies.
The CAJE Conference also
offered fine arts presentations
of Jewish music, dance and
storytelling. For Robin
Eisenberg, sitting with the
greats of modern American
Jewish music such as Debbie
Friedman, Kol B'Seder, Kol
Sasson and Beged Kefet at 1
a.m. with several hundred
other Jews singing their
hearts out, was a high point of
the Conference.
The Conference also offered
exposure to such notables as
Dr. Sol Gordon, Rabbi Maurice
Lamm and staffs from the
variouis Rabbinical training
schools and denominational
departments of education.
SISTERHOOD
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
The Sisterhood of Temple
Beth Shalom at Century
Village West will hold their
next card party Monday, Oct.
5, at noon. For information,
contact Ida Kosova at
482-8997 or Sarah Rosenfeld,
at 483-1441.
TEMPLE SINAI
If you are not affiliated with
a Temple, please consider join-
ing Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
For information call Temple
office, 276-6161.
Friday, Sept. 25 Shabbat
services at Temple Sinai of
Delray Beach will be held at
8:15 p.m. Rabbi Samuel
Silver's sermon will be "Its
Our Turn." Cantor Elaine
Shapiro will be in attendance.
Saturday, Sept. 26 Shabbat
services at Temple Sinai of
Kulanu of Temple Sinai will
host the second film in its
Jewish film series, "Lies My
Father Told Me" on Oct. 24 at
7:30 p.m. Next, on Dec. 12, is
"Symphony for Sue Million,"
(not about the Holocaust).
Tickets are $4jp/p and include
refreshments. For information
call the Temple office
276-6161.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai is proud to announce
their schedule of musical
shows for the coming season,
to take place at the Temple at
8 p.m.: Sunday, Nov. 22, "The
Harriet Blake Musical Revue";
Sunday, Jan. 24,
"Outrageous," a comedy and
musical revue; Sunday, Feb.
21, all new "Razz-Ma-Jazz";
and on Sunday, March 20,
"Curtain Time." All seats are
reserved. For information call
Temple office 276-6161.
Tickets are $25 for the series.
Yom Kippur evening, Fri-
day, Oct. 2, Kol Nidre Services
will be held from 5:30-7 p.m.
and from 8:30-10 p.m.
Yiskor Services will be held
Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2-2:30
Delray Beach will begin at 10 pm and froin4-4:30 p.m.
a.m.
For the hard of hearing,
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach
has Pockettalkers" available
for services upon request from
the ushers.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
series every first Thursday of
the month at 10:30 a.m.
Duplicate Bridge games are
held Thursday evening at 7:30
p.m. at Temple Sinai. These
games are sanctioned by the
ACBL and master points are
awarded, fee is $2 p/p and in-
cludes refreshments. For in-
formation call 496-0946.
An Explanation Of The
Jewish Festival Of Sukkot
For Non-Jews
Sukkot is history's first
Thanksgiving Day. Ordained
in the Bible, (Leviticus,
Chapter 23) Sukkot originally
was the Jewish farmer's
"thank-you" for the autumn
harvest.
The holiday also recalls that
during the 40-year trek from
the Land of Bondage to the
Land of Promise the Israelites
dwelt in frail shelters and were
protected by divine
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irovidence.
In commemoration of that
are it is customary for Jews
o build near their homes and
ynagogues little huts, or
abernacles, and to spend
ome time in them to recall the
light of those who lack proper
domiciles.
The Hebrew word, sukkah,
neans hut, or tent. Sukkot is
he plural. Open at the top, the
ukkah is bedecked with the
ruits and foliage of the fall
leason. Holding a palm (lulav)
one hand and a citron
etrog) in the other, the
elebrant thanks the Lord for
iis benefactions.
At the synagogue services
brayers, songs and sermons
itress the theme of gratitude.
The American Thanksgiving
day is a transplant from Scrip-
tures via the Pilgrims of the
festival of Sukkot.
Longest of the Jewish
Jiolidays, Sukkot concludes
after nine days with an event
called Rejoicing over the Moral
Law (Simchat Torah) in which
the last words of the Pen-
tateuch are read and are
followed at once by the open-
ing words of Genesis, to
dramatize the endlessness of
God's word.
In 1987, Sukkot begins at
sundown, Wednesday, Oct. 7.
By Rabbi
Samuel M. Silver
from his book, Explaining
Judaism to Jews and
Christians
TEMPLE EMETH
Temple Emeth of Delray
Beach cordially invites all to
attend its 6th Annual
Memorial Service to be held
Sunday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at
the Eternal Light Cemetery
on Route 441 in Boynton
Beach.
Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd
and Cantor Zvi Adler will
officiate.
Religious Directory
ANSHEI EMUNA ORTHODOX CONGREGATION
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.
BETH AMI CONGREGATION
P.O. 7105, 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. Friday evening at
8:15 p.m., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE ORTHODOX
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
new building 7900 Montoya Circle beginning in February. For
information regarding services call 483-5384 or 394-5071.
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road.
Boca Raton. Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sal>-
ath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton, FL 38434.
188 9982. Ral>y Bitting available during services.
CONGREGATION TORAH OHR
;<'il in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes ami
grams, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
i West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-1800. Rabbi Pincus Aloof Cantor Louis Her-
in. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
S.W Fourth Avenue. Boca Raton. I 132. Reform.
391-8900 Rabbi Merle F. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx. Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
v p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month. Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, Fl. 38484 Con-
itive. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services8 a.m.
'I'd 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.. Sunday 8:30 a.m.
'nd 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Grain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Florida :W445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
1 antor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
d), Delray Beach. Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat.. 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver.
Phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.
Time for Renewal
The Days of Awe -
The Sound of
the Shofar
By DR.
ABRAHAM J. GITTELSON
CAJE Director of Education
The Days of Awe, Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur,
are unlike any of the other ma-
jor Jewish festivals. They do
not have their origins in the
great historic events of the
Jewish people, nor do they
reflect any relationship to the
Land of Israel. Rather they
focus on the cosmic issues of
God as the Creator of the
Universe, of the world as a
place of meaning and purpose,
and of man being judged by the
Almighty as to whether he has
fulfilled his role as co-partner
with God in sustaining the
world through deeds of loving
kindness.
The central theme,
therefore, of the Days of Awe
is that of judgment, and the
dominant metaphor is that of a
trial. Mankind stands on trial
literally for life itself, sustain-
ed only by the profound faith
that its fate lies in the compas-
sion and love of the Almighty.
The liturgy for Rosh Hashanah
(The Day of Judgment) and
Yom Kippur is suffused with
exhortations for man to
evaluate his own past
endeavors and to be
'Jewish Cultbusters'
Below is a partial list of
counter-cult and counter-
missionary groups which may
be able to provide assistance to
those in need.
Counseling, family support,
rehabilitation, lectures,
seminars, and literature are
some of the services offered by
these groups.
NCFJE ANTI-SHMAD,
824 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn
NY 11213,(718)735-0200.
JEWS FOR JUDAISM.
1'OB 15059 Baltimore MD
21208,(301)764-7788.
JEWS FOR JEWS, POB
6194 Surfside FL 33154,
C JBFACS CULT CLINIC.
120 W 57 St. New York NY
10019; 24-hour Hotline:
(212)5 82-9100;
(212) 860-8533.
JFS CULT CLINIC, 6505
Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles
CA 90048, (213) 852-1234.
JCRC TASK FORCE, 711
3rd Ave., 12th Floor New
York NY 10017,
(212) 983-4800.
JEWS FOR JUDAISM,
POB 24903 Los Angeles CA
90024; (213)557-2566,
(213)854-3381V/TTD,
(213) 553-JEWS.
For free counter-missionary
literature upon request, write
to: POB 15892, Phildelphia PA
19103-0892, addressing all in-
quiries to Steven Jacobs.
strengthened by the faith that
God will judge his life in the
coming year in mercy as well
as in judgment.
During the Days of Awe, the
individual is deeply conscious
of his vulnerability, and of the
need for "teshuva," repen-
tance. The ultimate purpose of
the ten-day period between
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kip-
pur is the examination of one's
life, a 'check-up' not necessari-
ly physically or even
psychologically, but rather a
spiritual 'heshbon hanefesh,'
an accounting of what one has
been, and what one could truly
be. In a sense that which
threatens our real living is not
so much physical infirmities as
serious as they may be. Rather
it is the psychic numbing that
all human beings experience as
they grow and develop, the
routinization of life, the
avoidance of responsibility,
both personal and communal,
the deadly habituation that
envelops daily living these
are the true enemies. Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur
charge us to re-examine our
lives, so that we never lose the
capacity to give unique and
meaningful responses to life in
all its demands and challen^
The process of rebirth is that
of 'teshuva,' repentence,
which in Jewish life, is
characterized by three
elements. First, the recogni-
tion and confession of wrong-
doing. Second, the regret and
rejection of that which one has
done. Third, the commitment
to a turning away to a new life,
to new actions, to new life pat-
terns, that reflect authentici-
ty, commitment, concern, com-
passion and continued self-
examination and spiritual ten-
sion and growth.
All the elements of the Days
of Awe, from the time of
preparation during the month
of Elul that preceeds Rosh
Hashanah, through the stirr-
ing prayers and the sounding
of the Shofar on Rosh
Hashanah. through the
repeated confessions of tran-
sgressions during Yom Kippur
to the last climactic moments
prior to the blast of the shofar
concluding the Neilah service
as Yom Kippur draws to an
end, reaffirm our faith in the
oneness, majesty and mercy of
the Almighty and the potential
of each human being to
transform his existence into
sacred, spiritual living.
May we all be written and
sealed in the Book of Life for a
year of peace, blessing and
redemption for our people and
for the entire world!
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ge 20 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 25, 1987


Deborah Stevens Named
irector Of JNF Council Of Greater
Broward And Palm Beach
teborah Brodie Stevens, an
>erienced fundraiser in the
ith Broward Jewish com-
nity, has recently been ap-
nted director of the Jewish
tional Fund Council of
jater Broward and Palm
ich.
fpon accepting this appoint-
nt, Ms. Stevens said, "I
i forward to creating a
>nger awareness of the im-
-tance of JNF's land
elopment work in Israel, in
er to help JNF and Israel
et the great challenges that
From 1983 to 1987, Ms.
Stevens filled a dual role as
director of human resources
development and missions of
the Jewish Federation of
South Broward, where she
coordinated fund-raising
events, recruitment and mis-
sions to Israel.
Durin her tenure, she
developed the Business Ex-
ecutive Forum, Southern
Florida's largest business and
professional group.
Ms. Stevens has also served
as advertising manager of the
"Observer News Magazine" in
Gainsville, Florida.
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Congressman Smith Launches
Project HELP
Project HELP, a program to
lp the less fortunate during
i upcoming holiday season,
being organised by Con-
essman Larry Smith (D-
tUywood) with support from
rious community organiza-
ns. "HELP" is an acronym
Household items Enable
as fortunate People.
'It has come to my attention
it household and personal
ms such as toothpaste,
tergent and diapers can't be
rchased with food stamps
r is there a program that
tributes these goods on a
rular basis," said Smith,
hrough Project HELP I
pe to be able to alleviate
ISRAEL BAT FORTY
ONEPCOntOHEDCJUNY
touch Minister
Pledges Fight
Against
Terrorism
VASHINGTON, D.C. -
ench Interior Minister
arles Pasqua, whose office
responsible for internal
airity and combating anti-
mitism, pledged'that France
uld continue its protection
the French Jewish com-
inity and its fight against
Torism.
lis remarks come in light of
t year's wave of Paris street
linings and fears of stepped -
revisionist activities by
ench neo-Nazis.
'asqua spoke to an audience
Jewish leaders at the B'nai
rith International Head-
arters building in
ishington.
'asqua said he "would like
guarantee freedom of
igion and risk-free educa-
n' to all people living in
ince, but warned against
ing asylum to those who
ih to perpetuate terrorist
ions.
le added, "It is obvious to-
r that the Jewish communi-
is not the only target of
rorists."
these problems and help make
a more joyful holiday season
for those in need."
JERUSALEM MAYOR DEMONSTRATES
Long time Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy
Kollek, (left) at make-sift office complete with
staffers outside the Prime Ministers residence
this morning to -protest Tiyzak Shamir's
AP/Wide World Photo
refusal-to-date to give permission for a Sports
Stadium to be bum in Jerusalem. Sign behind
Mayor Kollek demands permission signatures
from Prime Minister and the Inter for
Minister.
I
May
the year
5748
__bless
you with
health and
happiness.
AMERICAN
SAVINGS^
OF FLORIDA
(U^ouj^j
Chairman
Executive Committee
iN.1
Chairman
of the Board
SERVING SOUTH FLORIDA SINCE 5711