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Volume 9 Number 26 Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6,1987
AW SJurhrl
Sharansky in Profile:
First We Become Zionists Then We Become Jews
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
the former Soviet refusenik
whose fight for freedom
became a cause championed by
Jews and other supporters
worldwide, says he has not
been to a therapist or
psychiatrist since his sudden
release to Israel in February
"I never had those problems.
I think the KGB helped me to
be absolutely healthy from the
psychological point of view,"
Sharansky mused as he shared
some of his struggles, current
lifestyle and hopes in an ex-
clusive interview with The
Jewish b'londian.
While it is common for
Americans to seek counseling
to help with their struggles, it
is unlikely that half as many
have endured the mental and
physical torture Sharansky
faced while imprisoned for
almost a decade in Soviet
prison and labor camps. There
were years that went by when
he could not see his family,
times he was placed in an isola-
tion cell with no outside
Then, and now, Sharansky
had his methods of coping.
"Sometimes I had to repeat
Continued on Page 5-
Papal Postscript:
More Tough Talk

On Gut Issues
Natan Sharansky peruses psalm book which was returned to him by Soviet prison officials.
Bakery in N. Miami Beach:
Non-Jew Observes
Kashrut and Sabbath
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
THE COLOR and con-
troversy surrounding the
Pope's September meeting
with Jewish leader in Miami
has died down, but the
Catholic-Jewish dialogue con-
tinues, as evidenced by this
Monday's meeting of local rab-
bis and representatives of the
Archdiocese of Miami, all key
players in the papal visit, at
Barry University.
Arthur Teitelbaum,
Southern Regional Director
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith, who presided
over the luncheon conference,
explained that the meeting
"was designed as a clergy
Continued on Page 8-

Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Men with yarmulkes and
women on their way to work
stopped by Abraham's Bakery
on 167th Street in North
Miami Beach, where the
pastries looked good and
smelled even better.
The cash register was ring-
ing, a sign of prosperity for the
bakery's Cuban-born owner,
who once had it so bad in
Havana that she cried out in
pain when the food rations
were not enough to feed her
hungry children.
It is Friday and soon
Moraima Martinez will close
her bakery for the Sabbath.
The sign on the window says
that the bakery is strictly
kosher and supervised by one
of the country's most
respected kashrut supervisory
agencies. Signs also indicate
that the bakery is closed in
observance of Sabbath laws.
"In my business and my
house nobody does any work
on shabbas," she says. "I con-
sider myself a shomer shabbas
in the very meaning of the
word since I am a Sabbath
observer the way the bible
specifies in Isaiah, Chapter 58,
Verse 13."
Martinez herself is not
Jewish. But she says she is
every bit as observant as her
Jewish clientele who observe
the Sabbath. Martinez and her
husband Julio, who runs their
other bakery on Miami Beach,
are Seventh-day Adventists.
"Sabbath for the Seventh-
day Adventist is exactly like
for Jewish from sunset Friday
to sunset Saturday. We cook
all our food before sunset Fri-
Continued on Page 2-
Moraima Martinez outside. her N. Miami
Beach Abraham's Bakery.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, November 6,1987
Baker Observant Of Kashrut and Sabbath
Continued from Page 1
day and, on Saturday, we don't
turn on the radio or TV. We
don't read newspapers. We on-
ly read religious writing on the
Martinez was raised by a
Jewish family, brought into
business by that family, and
keeps her business strictly
kosher not only because her
own religion observes dietary
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laws similar to kashrut but
because her clients want high
standards of kashrut.
Martinez was willing to meet
the standards of one of the
strictest kashrut supervisory
agencies, Star K. And she has
done that well.
"Abraham's is strictly
kosher and we're very
satisfied with the way they
follow our guidelines," said
Rabbi Zvi Rosenbaum, who in-
spects about 30 businesses for
About five of the businesses
on his local route are owned by
non-Jews, Rosenbaum says.
"There is no problem what-
soever with a non-Jew owning
a kosher food business so long
as proper supervision of the
production of the food is in-
sured," said Rabbi Yaakov
Sprung, director of the Florida
region for Star K.
''The pastries at
Abraham's," Sprung says,
"are just as kosher as pastries
in a bakery run by an Orthodox
"Let's face it," said Rabbi
David Lehrfield, of Young
Israel of Greater Miami, "most
businesses that have (kosher
supervision) are run by non-
Jews." Heinz products are one
example, says Lehrfield. And
then, he notes, there are non-
Jewish airlines employing non-
Jewish stewardesses who
serve kosher food; restaurants
that serve kosher food that are
not owned by Jews; and many
food manufacturing businesses
that employ kosher labels but
are not owned by Jews.
Rabbi Max Lipschitz, presi-
dent of the North Dade Kosher
Supervisory Board, said about
the only business that usually
requires a Jew always present
is a butcher because he is cut-
ting meat. But many products,
including detergents and
wines that are sanctioned by
kashrut boards are owned by
non-Jews, Lipschitz agrees.
At one point, Lipschitz's
agency supervised a bakery
that non-Jewish owners had
bought from Jewish owners.
"We went there every day and
checked the ingredients. They
didn't bring in anything that
was non-kosher."
Sprung calls Martinez an
"impeccable person," and her
bakery "as kosher as any other
bakery in the world.
"She conforms to a kashrus
organization as accepted and
accepted more so than virtual-
ly any other kashrus organiza-
tion in the world."
Martinez started buying
kosher ingredients for a
bakery she managed.
"Seventh-day Adventists
don't have kashrut but they
don't eat pork. They only eat
food that is specified in the bi-
ble as clean, she explains.
Then, when she got her own
business, a kosher food inspec-
tor noticed her religious signs
in the window and recognized
the couple from the kosher
bakery they had formerly
managed on Miami Beach.
"He asked to see our licence
and told us we were missing
the kosher licence. He told us
to sign an application for a
kosher license and look for a
rabbi to supervise us. They
came one night and worked
with the bakery to make
everything kosher."
Martinez says she made the
decision to become strictly
kosher, because even though
she was using kosher ingre-
dients, some of her customers
wanted her to have the conti-
nuing strict supervision that
results in certification by a
reputable kashrut agency.
Martinez says she and her
husband became more
religious after living under
Cuba's communist system. In
many ways, the Martinez's ex-
periences in Cuba parallel the
punishment that is faced by
Soviet Jews who try to
emigrate from Russia.
Martinez was born on a farm
but when she was a young girl
her parents sent her to live
with, and work for, a Jewish
couple because they wanted
her to have a better life and
education living in the city.
Martinez eventually married
Julio, who owned a small
grocery store. In 1963, Cuban
dictator Fidel Castro, having
come into power, nationalized
their business. And her hus-
band, who had made about
$1,000 a month in his store,
was allowed to stay on as a
worker earning approximately
$72 a month.
When they applied for im-
migration visas to leave the
country, Julio lost his job. At
one point, he was sent to labor
in the sugar cane fields making
$15 for three months' work.
As the matriarch of the fami-
ly, Martinez used her ingenui-
ty to make ends meet. She
took the small allocation of
meat the family was rationed
and instead of eating it, made
it into croquettes to sell. As a
dressmaker, she also did some
At one point, Martinez says
she was almost arrested for
wondering aloud how her baby
would have food to eat. She
cries when she reflects on
those days. "After that, I was
very religious," she says. She
and Julio do not smoke or
drink coffee or any alcoholic
beverages. They do not dance
or wear jewelry except for
A sister in Miami borrowed
money to finally help pay their
way out of Cuba.
When the Martinez's and
their two children came to
South Florida, they made con-
tact with the Jewish family
who had raised her. They in-
vited the Martinez's to manage
one of their businesses in Puer-
to Rico. But the Martinez's
were told they would have to
work on Saturday, their
"I felt very bad because I
was very thankful to them but
I decided my religion and my
God should come first," Mar-
tinez maintains.
They went to Chicago where
they were told they would
have a better chance of finding
work. Julio worked and his
wife spent every day in a class
learning to speak English.
Three years later, the
Jewish man who had raised
her came to Chicago and asked
them to return to Miami to run
a bakery he opened on Miami
Beach Friedman's. The
Martinez's were told the
bakery would be closed on
Saturday. Eventually the
bakery was sold and the new
owners continued to employ
the Martinez family. But the
day came when the Martinez's
pursued their dream and open-
ed their own business. It was
July of 1974 when they opened
Abraham's bakery in the 7300
block of Collins Avenue.
She remembers that they
were proud, but "filled with
faith that God would help us."
Their store did prosper and
they recently bought the
former Paramount Bakery in
North Miami Beach.
Abraham's II was opened and
Martinez does everything
there from serve up bobka to
the actual baking.
Although Martinez says, "I
enjoy very much what I am do-
ing," she harbors another
"I've always had it in my
heart to make a kosher
residential home for the elder-
ly and that's what I'm trying
to make money for," she says.
Meanwhile, it is getting close
to the Sabbath and customers
are coming in buying their
cakes and challah. Moraima
Martinez is busily working but
she is not worried about her
own Sabbath preparations.
"Everything is ready," she
explains. "Thursday night, my
cooking and cleaning are
Israeli Leaders to U.S.
President Chaim Herzog and
Premier Yizhak Shamir of
Israel are both scheduled to ar-
rive in the United States next
month and meet with Presi-
dent Reagan at the White
Herzog's arrival Nov. 10 will
mark the first time an Israeli
head of state has paid a state
visit to Washington.
Herzog, who will be accom-
panied by his wife, Ora, will
meet with Reagan on Nov. 11
and will travel to New York
the following day for meetings
with Jewish leaders. He is
scheduled to conclude his visit
and returns to Israel Nov. 14.
Shamir will meet Reagan at
the White House on Nov. 20,
according to Israeli officials
here. The meeting between the
two leaders will be brief "no
more than 20 minutes" and
will not deal with any major
issues, the officials said.
Reagan is expected to meet
with Shamir again in January
for a "working session," ac-
cording to the officials.
Shamir will begin his U.S.
visit in New York on Nov. 15,
only a day after the Israeli
president will have completed
his state visit. The Israeli
premier will meet in New York
with Jewish leaders and then
fly to Miami to address the
Council of Jewish Federations
General Assembly on Nov. 19.
A number of Israeli Cabinet
ministers, meanwhile, are ex-
pected to arrive in the United
States in the coming weeks,
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy has learned.
Ariel Sharon, Israel's
minister of commerce and in-
dustry, arrived in Washington
on Monday for talks relating to
trade between the United
States and Israel.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres will come to New York
for a short visit on Dec. 13.
And three other ministers
are expected to arrive in New
York next month. They are
Health Minister Shoshana
Arbeli-Almoslino, Economic
Coordination Minister Gad
Yaacobi and Welfare Minister
Moshe Katzav.
Poster Contest
Students from Florida's
religious schools can enter a
poster contest called "Foods
and Themes from the Bible,"
sponsored by the International
Kosher Foods and Jewish Life
The Expo, scheduled for
Dec. 4-7 at the Miami Beach
Convention Center, is a total
immersion in Jewish life and
culture. A section of the show
will be set aside to display
kosher foods and Jewish life
products from around the
world, with companies from
Israel, France, Germany and
Denmark participating. For in-
formation, (305) 394-3795.
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Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Soviets Balk At New Peace Proposal
Secretary of State George
Shultz indicated last Friday
that he was unable to get the
Soviet Union to go along with
a new proposal for negotia-
tions between Israel and Jor-
dan under the auspices of the
United States and the Soviet
"We haven't made any par-
ticular progress in the varying
concepts we have about that,
Shultz said at a press con-
ference in Moscow following
two days of talks with Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze and Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The
press conference was seen
here as it was held over the
Cable News Network (CNN).
Shultz was apparently refer-
ring to the latest proposal to
have Moscow and Washington
jointly host negotiations bet-
ween Jordan and Israel, as
well as the earlier proposal for
an international conference
which would include the five
permanent members of the
United Nations Security
The Soviets have backed Jor-
dan and other Arab countries
in pressing for the interna-
tional conference. The issue
has divided the government of
national unity in Israel, with
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and his Labor colleagues
supporting the concept as the
only way to bring Jordan into
the negotiations while Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and Likud are
vehemently opposed because
of a belief the Soviets would
use it to press anti-Israel
During Shultz's visit to the
Middle East en route to
Moscow, Shamir and Peres ap-
parently agreed to allow
Shultz to raise the new concept
with the Soviets.
However, Shultz has never
publicly acknowledged that
there is such a proposal.
Shamir told Israel Army Radio
that it was agreed not to
disclose the plan while the U.S.
official was in the Soviet
The proposal is aimed at
avoiding the term "interna-
tional conference" since it
calls for direct talks between
Israel and a Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation under
U.S.-Soviet auspices.
But the existence of the pro-
posal became public in Israel
and has already drawn fire
from some members of Likud
and the rightwing Tehiya Par-
ty, which has submitted a non-
confidence motion in the
Shultz's response on the
Mideast process came in an
answer to a question from a
Soviet reporter. The secretary
stressed that the United
States has been a "helpful
partner" in seeking peace in
the Mideast.
He added that in addition to
seeking peace, "We have made
many efforts to improve the
quality of life" for Palestinians
on the West Bank and Gaza.
He said during his recent visit
he discussed what is being
done on this with both Israel
and Jordan.
Meanwhile, the major
obstacle to either an interna-
tional conference or to the new
proposal is the insistence by
both Israel and the United
States that before the Soviet
Union can participate in the
Middle East peace process it
must restore diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel and allow
Soviet Jews to emigrate in
greater numbers.
Shultz indicated that he was
pleased that efforts on human
rights were being developed
"carefully and systematical-
ly." He noted it was a major
issue in his talks with Shevard-
nadze and had been discussed
by a working group of U.S.
and Soviet officials.
The secretary met briefly
last Thursday with about 60
refuseniks, which included per-
sons seeking to immigrate to
Israel or to rejoin spouses in
the United States. Many were
the same people who attended
a Passover seder hosted by
Shultz at the U.S. Embassy
when he was in Moscow last
Richard Shifter, assistant
secretary of state for human
rights and humanitarian af-
fairs, said the Soviets had set
up a commission, promised last
spring, to review the cases of
refuseniks and will announce
decisions within six months.
According to reports from
Moscow, Shifter stressed that
while progress is being made
on Soviet emigration policies,
"we still have a very, very
hard road ahead."
Emigration from the Soviet
Union increased this year to
5,403 by the end of September
and has included some well-
known long-time refuseniks
like Iosif Begun, Ida Nudel and
Vladimir Slepak. But Soviet
Jewry activists in the United
States note there are nearly
400,000 Jews who want to
emigrate and new applicants
are being discouraged by a
strict new law.
Meanwhile, Shultz ended
four-and-a-half hours of talks
with Gorbachev last Friday
without the Soviet leader ac-
cepting President Reagan's in-
vitation to a summit in
Washington this year. The an-
nouncement of a date for the
summit had been widely ex-
pected before Shultz went to
Shultz said Gorbachev told
him he would write a letter to
Reagan, and the disappointed
secretary added, "we'll be
checking the ip*" '*
If Gorbachev does come to
Washington, thousands of
American Jews and non-Jews
are expected to greet him with
a massive demonstration on
behalf of Soviet Jewry.
Morton A. Komreich of New
York City has been elected Na-
tional Chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal's 1989 Cam-
paign. The announcement was
made by Alexander Grass,
Chairman of the UJA Board of
Trustees and of the 1989 No-
tional Chairman Selection
Reagan Nominates Jewish Jurist To Court
President Reagan nominated
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
Douglas Ginsburg as an
associate justice of the
Supreme Court Thursday. If
confirmed by the Senate, he
would be the sixth Jew to
serve on the high court, the
first since 1969.
Reagan made the announce-
ment before a cheering au-
dience in the East Room of the
White House. He urged the
Senate to act quickly to pre-
vent the type of opposition
that led to the rejection by the
Senate of his first nominee to
replace Justice Lewis Powell,
Judge Robert Bork.
Reagan said the 41-year-old
Ginsburg is "unpretentious'
and "highly respected by his
peers. He noted that
Ginsburg was confirmed
unanimously last year when he
was named to the Court of Ap-
peals for the District of
Ginsburg, who was born in
Chicago, is not active in
Jewish affairs, according to
Jewish sources here. He
graduated from Cornell
University and the University
of Chicago Law School. He
was a law clerk for Justice
Thurgood Marshall.
An assistant professor and
then professor at the Harvard
Law School from 1975 to 1983,
Ginsburg served the Reagan
administration first as an of-
ficial in the Justice Depart-
ment's Antitrust Division and
then in the Office of Manage-
ment and Budget. He returned
to the Justice Department in
1985 as an assistant attorney
general in charge of the An-
titrust Division.
Ginsburg has specialized in
antitrust and economic regula-
tions and has not written
about civil rights and social
issues, the areas which
brought about the opposition
to Bork. Reagan noted that
while a conservative, Ginsburg
nevertheless has won the
respect of liberals.
Before Thursday's an-
nouncement there had been
speculation that Reagan would
name either a Jew or a woman
to the court to blunt criticism
from two of the major groups
that had been opposed to the
Bork nomination.
The First Jew named to the
Supreme Court was Louis
Brandeis, who served from
1916 to 1939. He was followed
by Benjamin Cardozo,
1932-38; Felix Frankfurter,
1939-62; Arthur Goldberg,
1962-65; and Abe Fortas,
Goldberg resigned from the
court when President Johnson
named him ambassador in the
United Nations. Fortas resign-
ed after charges of improper
conduct. In 1968, Johnson
sought to name Fortas as chief
justice, but Senate conser-
vatives blocked the confirma-
tion until Johnson left office.
President Reagan introduces Court of Ap-
rs Judge Douglas Ginsburg to the press as
announced that Ginsburg will be his
nominee to the Supreme Court in the White
House Briefing Room last Thursday.
Ginsburg, who could be the high court's only
Jewish justice, was widely reported to be the
choice of Attorney General Edwin Meese III,
WZO Court Rules On Election
Supreme Court of the World
Zionist Organization on Friday
ruled in favor of two Zionist
groups and against three
others who contested the pro-
cess by which American
delegates were elected this
spring to tiie 31st World
Zionist Congress.
In ruling here Friday, the
court accepted appeals of the
election procedures brought by
the Zionist Organization of
America and Bnai Zion, but re-
jected appeals brought by the
Religious Zionists of America,
Americans for Progressive
Israel and Students for Israel.
All five groups brought ap-
peals against the Area Elec-
tion Committee (AEC) of the
American Zionist Federation,
which conducted elections in
May to determine representa-
tion at the Zionist congress,
which convenes in Jerusalem
on Dec. 6.
Some 210,957 American
Jews participated in the May
elections and on the basis of
the returns, 152 mandates
were apportioned across the
political spectrum.
The appellants were critical
of a verification procedure
adopted by the AEC which
sought a more accurate count
of eligible voters from the
various ideological slates of
the American Zionist Federa-
tion. In the process of
tabulating votes, the AEC
penalized organizations for
voter eligibility discrepancies.
In their appeals, the RZA,
API and Students for Israel
maintained that they were
each entitled to a larger share
of the mandates than had been
determined by the AEC pro-

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, November 6, 1987
'Glasnost' Casts
Ambiguous Shadow
In the welcome reflection of the local visit
this week by Natan Sharansky, we note an
impressive role call:
Ida Nudel
Vladimir and Maria Slepak
Col. Lev Ovsishcher
Leonid and Ekaterina Yusefovitch
Mark and Slava Shifrin
Andrei Lifschitz
Boris and Ludmilla Fridman
Evgeny and Rimma Yakir
Like Sharansky and Nudel before them,
the Slepaks and Ovsishcher have been
released after their long-time tenure as
Prisoners of Conscience. Other refuseniks,
and their families, are expected to follow.
The West will soon welcome among the
ranks of freed Soviet Jews, the Shifrins and
Fridmans and ...
But what of Anna Kholmiansky, wife of
former Prisoner of Conscience Aleksandr
She started a hunger strike last week pro-
testing the ongoing refusal of the USSR to
grant her family permission to leave.
In the case of the Kholmianskys, refusal is
based on a rule requiring anyone seeking to
emigrate to obtain a statement from his or
her parents that the applicant has no finan-
cial obligations toward them.
"These parents who wish to prevent
emigration of their children may do so by
refusing to issue such a document," Anna
Kholminsky wrote in a letter announcing
her hunger strike.
"No other proofs are accepted and the
authorities wash their hands, claiming the
problem to be purely a family one. Thus, this
ingeniously designed clause allows the
authorities to hold people here for genera-
tions without affecting the image of a new
Soviet liberalism," Kholmiansky asserted.
And, what of the other "Kholmiansky"
While the Soviets have scored the greatest
in a public relations coup with the new policy
of 'glasnost' or openness, we must ask
wherein the Jewish community fits?
Although we note with pleasure and
gratitude that in the first half of 1987, more
than 3,000 refuseniks were allowed to
emigrate, we recall the Soviet commitment
of 11,000 by year's end.
If the Soviets truly respect their own sta-
tion, that as signator to the 1975 Helsinki
Accords, if the Soviets are indeed more sen-
sitive to human rights and the attendant
regard in the West, if expectations of
repatriation of Jews to the homeland have
been encouraged, why still do we note that
only "first-degree" relations will cause an
application to be accepted? How long will
the "secrecy" clause work against those
who have not been privy to "secrets" for
years beyond counting?
Cultural exchanges, conferences on
humanitarianism, sister-city programs not-
withstanding, we view the high profile
releases with ambivalence.
Surely, we are grateful for the releases of
all the Nudels and Sharanskys and Shifrins.
But we dare not forget all the Kholmian-
sky families.
We are grateful.
But, we are not forgetful.
Wall Street No Excuse
"So, if you had a bad week, why should I
That was one of the messages of Tevye in
"Fiddler on the Roof," and Jewish philan-
thropies should not be made the unwilling
victims of the Wall Street crash of 1987.
The tradition of tzedekah is a principle of
Judaism which represents more than
It is the needs of the cause and individuals
to whom we give, rather than the tax
benefits we gain which must be the measure
of our contributions in this year of financial
The tens of thousands of Jews at home, in
Israel and around the world whose very ex-
istence may depend on donations cannot be
made to take the full brunt of the precipitous
decline of Dow Jones.
Now more than ever, we are called upon
not to give until it hurts, but to give until it
The Lesson of Judge Bork
With the Senate's dramatic, 58 to 42 rejec-
tion of the nomination of Judge Robert Bork
to the Supreme Court, President Reagan
has been put on notice about his next
Not only must the President's new
nominee to succeed Justice Powell be
scholarly and experienced in the judiciary,
but also must have a demonstrable respect
for First Amendment rights.
Judge Bork failed in the end not because
he was viewed as too conservative, but
because his past record reflected a disdain
for the right of privacy and other individual
The overwhelming margin of his rejection
discredits the far right's claim that "it was
Seriate Races
only politics" which caused the Bork
In the end, Judge Bork was the principal
witness against himself. He lost with honor,
however, and the Senate must have an open
mind about Reagan's replacement nominee.
Movement Towards Peace
Even as American Jewry debates whether
or not it can have a voice in Israel's decision
on how to advance the peace process in the
Middle East, the United States appears to
be re-entering the efforts to find a solution.
Secretary of State George Shultz, who has
repeatedly demonstrated that he has no pre-
judice against Israel, has again brought
forth the suggestion of a Soviet American
bilateral participation in place, of a total in-
ternational presence.
Shimon Peres totally endorses direct,
face-to-face talks between Israel and her
Arab neighbors as the best means of achiev-
ing peace. But he looks with favor on other
means of reaching the start of such talks.
These were what worked in the Camp
David accords, and the Egyptian peace trea-
ty with Israel has held rather firmly for
eight years now.
But the ongoing violence in Gaza and
Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) cannot
be allowed to continue without every possi-
ble effort to break through.
American efforts to help should not lightly
be thrust aside.
Require American-Jewish Review
With the 1988 elections just
a year away, the major focus
has been on all the candidates
for the Presidency. However,
there are a number of impor-
tant Senate contests which
friends of Israel are already
watching closely.
Mounting budget deficits
and increasing demands to cut
foreign aid programs, make it
essential that the Congress
continue to support the ade-
quate aid levels for Israel and
maintain its opposition to
unrestrained sales of
sophisticated U.S. weapons to
Israel's foes. This means that
the American Jewish com-
munity must maintain a high
level of involvement in next
year's congressional elections,
most particularly the U.S.
Senate. This is because in-
cumbency is such a strong fac-
tor in the House of Represen-
tatives, and because the
Senate traditionally plays a
more significant role in foreign
affairs. Already we are being
called upon to assist a number
of veteran Senate friends as
well as promising challengers
who need our help.
In New York, Senator Pat
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Sharansky: Press The Soviets
Continued from Page 1
to myself hundreds of times a
day to keep myself rational,
what is my aim, what are my
systems of values, who are the
KGB, what are their aims and
to repeat this and to repeat
and to repeat."
AS A YOUTH he had been a
chess champion and there
were many times in prison
when he would create chess
games in his mind.
"Especially when you're in
the punishment cell, suffering
from cold and hunger and from
no contact with the world," he
recounts. "Nothing to read or
write and simply to keep think-
ing about something and to
keep being logical you have to
have some exercise, and that
was my exercise.'
The discipline that Sharan-
sky exhibited then is evident
now as he sits in an office in
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Miami office,
where posters calling for his
freedom as well as the freedom
of other Soviet Jews, still hang
on the walls. He is calm and
serious and his blue eyes
reflect that he is living in the
Sharansky was not immune
to the emotions of his ordeal
and he says that is "exactly
why" he is writing a book that
tells about the struggle of
Soviet Jews and his years as
the unofficial spokesman for
human rights in the Soviet
Union. Although books have
been written about Sharansky,
this is the first book he has
authored about his
publishers gave him a large
enough advance on the book to
support his family during its
writing and enable him to
spend the remainder of his
time working for the release of
Soviet Jews.
"It gives me the opportunity
to relieve me of my past," he
says of the book, which is
scheduled for release in May.
"I think it's an important
message, to share this ex-
perience. It's a big relief that
now I've almost finished with
my past and I can work instead
on Russian Jews."
He started working on the
book a little over a year ago
and worked on it every day for
about six hours. He wrote his
way through more than 1,000
pages only to learn that Ran-
dom House would prefer to
keep it to 600 pages. People
don t read long books, Sharan-
sky was told. 'Yet, they didn't
know where to cut," he adds.
"They said, 'this is good, this is
good,' but that the masses of
people don't read."
While Sharansky may be
stable, his life is oftentimes
"I say many times, but peo-
ple think that I'm joking, that
sometimes I'm missing those
days when I was in prison
because then I had all the time
to concentrate on some impor-
tant things in our lives, some
most important challenges.
And here everyday you have
thousands of things, it's such a
mess, a stream of information.
I don't have time to stop to
think, to analyze and to make
the most important choices.
And that's really something to
which I have to get accustom-
ed and somehow take control
over things."
SHARANSKY says he has
postponed a lucrative offer to
make a big lecture tour in
America. 'It would mean many
months to leave Israel and to
turn Soviet Jewry into
business. I think it's not impor-
tant for the struggle," he says.
Sharansky is living in
Jerusalem with his wife Avital
and their one-year-old
daughter, Rachel, who was
conceived almost immediately
after Sharansky arrived in
His 79-year-old mother Ida
Milgrom, who waged her own
fight against the Soviet
authorities when she learned
her son was not getting proper
medical attention in prison,
was allowed to emigrate to
Israel about six months after
Sharansky arrived and now
lives with her son and
daughter-in-law. At first,
Sharansky reveals, the
Kremlin officials would not
release his mother. "The first
months the Soviets tried to
blackmail me, sending infor-
mation that if I would be
outspoken, if I go to America,
it would have a negative in-
fluence on permission for my
family to leave.
"BUT FROM ALL my ex-
perience, I know the most im-
portant thing is not to
demonstrate that you are
weak or vulnerable to their
blackmail and so I continued to
do what I was doing."
Sharansky's wife had been in
Israel since 1974. They had
known each other for eight
months and decided to get
married. The day after their
marriage, Avital left for
Israel. For the next 12 years
she was separated from her
Sharansky explains why he
encouraged the separation.
"When we met I was already a
refusenik," he says. "I didn't
want her to get refused. And it
was such an optimistic mo-
ment, I insisted she apply
separately. At this time we
tried to register our marriage
officially in Soviet offices and I
was already known as a
troublemaker. They gave her a
visa and didn't let us register
our marriage. Then, at the last
moment, we succeeded to have
a marriage with a rabbi in a
chupah. So on July 4, 1974, we
had chupah and the fifth (of Ju-
ly) she left."
When Sharansky arrived in
Israel he found that his wife
had become religiously obser-
vant. While Avital was
fighting for her husband's
release from the Soviet Union
a fight that Sharansky now
points out was stronger than
Soviet officials would have
predicted she was joined in
ner struggle by religious
Zionist movements and was in-
fluenced, he explains, by some
of the greatest Zionist
spiritual leaders.
The change his wife made
from knowing little about her
religion as did most Soviet
Jews to becoming tradi-
tional in her observance, is a
change Sharansky says is
working in their marriage
"because we respect one
Sharansky strikes a jaunty pose, accommodating photographers
before his only public appearance in Miami
another. And of course, if she
wants to keep a kosher house I
help her. But as you see, I
don't have a kippah (skull cap)
and so on. We have the same
God and the same belief but
each of us has his own way."
after the years of separation
was not as difficult, Sharansky
observes, because even in
separation a spiritual relation-
ship had been maintained.
"We were in the midst of a
struggle and knew all the time
that we were struggling
together. It helped me to sur-
vive definitely even though for
a year there was no informa-
tion. That's why we've never
had a feeling that (they were)
lost years..
"Of course, we found out
each of us has quite a different
experience and knowledge and
orientations. But if you have
love and respect, it's not dif-
ficult to overcome."
The one thing they had in
common, was they were
among the wave of Soviet
Jews to become Zionists, and
Zionism, Sharansky says,
came before Judaism.
Like many Jews, Sharansky
says he never felt comfortable
in the Soviet system "where
the state decides for you what
you must think, what you must
say, what you must write.
"I felt anti-Semitism from
my childhood. But then, as
many other Soviet Jews, I saw
the solution of my problem on-
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Sharansky: Press The Soviets
Continued from Page 5
ly in assimilation.
"And then, when 1967 came,
I think it was a turning point
for Soviet Jewry," Sharansky
says, referring to the Six-Day-
War in Israel. "Suddenly we
realized that there is a state
which is struggling not only
for its own independence but
for our dignity.
somehow changed the at-
mosphere of the Soviet Union
and anti-Semites started
treating Jews with more
respect, maybe some hatred,
but more respect. And so we
started realizing that we have
another fate, we have a choice
in this country, we are not
doomed to live like slaves in
the Soviet Union. So we first
became Zionists and then we
became Jewish. You will see
the first people who were
struggling to leave the Soviet
Union were all ardent Zionists.
And though none of them
knew anything about Hebrew
and the Jewish culture, they
were all going to Israel.
And it is a Jewish instinct
that made the Jew less willing
to accept the Soviet lifestyle,
he contends. "Because Jews,
all the time, even if they're not
political dissidents, try to
display initiative all the time,
whether it's economical or
cultural initiative, but all in-
itiative is punishable in the
Soviet Union.
There was a distinct key to
his political, if not sheer
physical survival during his
dissident days. First, people
were willing to publicly say,
'no,' they didn't want to live in
the Soviet Union. But that was
not enough, he says.
"From the very first mo-
ment they found strong sup-
port from the world Jewry and
I, being the unofficial
spokesman, knew how impor-'
tant all this everyday contact
with the world Jewry was. If
for one moment the KGB
would feel that I was not at the
center of attention, that today
1 would disappear for a month
and nobody in the West would
notice it, I would never have
been able to work one day as
the spokesman. We know
many cases when some
unknown dissidents from the
Ukraine, Lithuania ... starts
his activity and he is at a stage
where he is still unknown and
the KGB stops it right away."
And once Sharansky became
involved he was in over his
"When you ride on a tiger,
the more dangerous it is to
stop. If you are already in such
a risky situation the best that
you can do is to continue."
AS A CHILD, Sharansky
got excellent grades in school
and was a chess champion. He
recalls at the time that he did
not have a desire to be a leader
but that he "simply felt myself
uncomfortable with this non-
initiative system and I was
looking for ways to display my
He thought he would grow
up to become a chess champion
or a mathematician or so-
meone in the science field.
"Reading books was my one
passion and exact science,
chess, logic, was the other. If
somebody said that my career
would be through the KGB
prison, I would really be
In prison, Sharansky main-
tained his rights, staging
hunger strikes, including one
that lasted 110 days. He ad-
mits he didn't want to really
die. Then again, he said he
came awfully close to death
"but I simply understood there
was no choice; that I don't
want to come back just to
come back to that life which I
lived before. And to continue
living a free person I'd have to
insist on the right demands.
"I wanted to live but as a
free person," states Sharan-
sky, who was tried on charges
of treason and anti-Soviet
agitation and propaganda. "I
mean, even in prison you can
live as a free person and even
out of prison you can live a
non-free person. I tried to ex-
plain that in my book."
SHARANSKY'S recollec-
tions for that book will not be
based on any notes he had
taken while imprisoned; all
that you write or are found
writing from time to time is
confiscated," he explains.
He left prison only with his
psalm book, which, on his visit
to Miami this week, he pulled
out of his coat pocket to
display. His wife had sent it to
him from Israel shortly before
his arrest. And even for that,
he had to fight.
"Only after a big struggle
did they let me take it. I laid on
the snow and said I wouldn t
go to the airport unless they
gave it to me."
The airport is where Sharan-
sky was taken by surprise in
February of 1986. Without
telling him where he was go-
ing, Soviet prison officials,
nine years into his 13-year
sentence, walked into his cell
and said, 'Sharansky, you're
going to interrogation.'
Instead, he was taken to a
waiting airplane. He knew
something was amiss when he
noticed Ae plane had about
100 unfilled seats. Yet, it took
off with only him and four
KGB men aboard.
Two hours had passed and
Sharansky says he knew they
had crossed the Soviet border.
Then, he was told: "I have to
inform you that there is a
special decision by the
Supreme Soviet of the Soviet
Union that for bad behavior
you are deprived of Soviet
Sharansky hardly felt at a
"Of course I was excited,
and afraid to believe it. And so
I said to him. "After 13 years
after I asked you to deprive me
of Soviet citizenship, you final-
ly did it,' and secondly, I used
this opportunity once again to
say that I was not a spy, that
all my activity was in the in-
terest of those Soviet Jews
who wanted to leave."
NOW, Sharansky concludes,
the struggle for "release of
our people is at an important
"On one hand we have a
Soviet leader who knows he
needs to reach as soon as possi-
ble cooperation with the West
on economic, scientific and
arms questions. He
understands the power of the
human rights issue. He
understands he must present a
new image.
"On the other hand,
leader understands very
, well
how to speak to the West and
he's succeeded to convince
everybody that he is making
very serious changes in human
rights and the Soviet Jewry
But the reality, says Sharan-
sky, is that while more visible
Soviet refuseniks are finally
being allowed to emigrate
from the Soviet Union, for
unknown Jews to apply is
more difficult than ever.
"What's worse today,"
Sharansky worries, "is Jewish
solidarity is weakened because
too many people believe
(Soviet leader Mikhail) Gor-
bachev. Too many people
believe we shouldn't press on

Friday, November B, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
On Eve Of Meet:
Demonstration To Sway Summit
Ida Nudel and Vladimir and
Maria Slepak, three long-time
refuseniks who recently im-
migrated to Israel, will join
thousands of American Jews
and non-Jews in a demonstra-
tion for Soviet Jewry on the
Mall here Dec. 6, the eve of the
summit meeting between
President Reagan and Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Plans for the "Washington
Mobilization" were announced
at a news conference here
Monday by the Summit III
Task Force, representing 50
national Jewish organizations
and 300 local federations and
councils, which has been plann-
ing the demonstration for
nearly two years.
The mobilization is expected
to be the largest Jewish
demonstration ever held in
Washington Mobilization and
former chairperson of the Na-
tional Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council.
But she emphasized that the
demonstration will also include
thousands of non-Jews who
support the struggle for Soviet
"The mobilization will serve
as a watch to guarantee and
stimulate" both the United
Staes and the Soviet Union to
keep the issue of human rights
high on the agenda during the
talks between Reagan and
Gorbachev, said Morris
Abram, chairman of the Na-'
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry, which organized the
Task Force.
"The principle that we will
be emphasizing time and again
is that while no one is asking
for any direct linkage of arms
reduction and human rights or
emigration, the credibility of
the Soviet Union and the good
faith and the return to the nor-.
mal relationships, which we ail
hope for, will be measured and
tested by whether the Soviet
Union complies with its obliga-
tions under international law,
international treaties and the
Helsinki Accords," he added.
Abram said the joint
U.S.-Soviet statement issued
by the White House after
Reagan announed Govbachev
accepted his invitation to a
summit Dec. 7 was "historic."
He explained that this was
because 'the statement stress-
ed that the summit would be
"a substantive meeting which
covers the full range of issues
between the two countries"
and would seek to make
"significant headway over the
full range these of issues."
Abram credited the "per-
sistence" of Reagan and
Secretary of State Shultz in
making human rights an agen-
da item in meetings with the
Soviets in changing Moscow's
attitude that human rights is
strictly an internal matter.
The demonstration, which
will start at the Ellipse and
conclude at the Lincoln
Memorial, will be "dignified
and orderly," Abram said.
"This is not a demonstration
agar.i3t," Levine said. "This is
a demonstration for for a
process of emigration which
will be sustained, which will be
substantive in terms of the
numbers of people who will be
able to leave and which will be
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Levine said that just as during
the civil rights movement, the
mass gathering will be one of
the "very few times in life"
when a single person by his or
her presence can feel that he
or she "made a difference."

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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, November 6, 1987
Barry U. Meet:
Gut Issues Reviewed After Papal Visit
that kind of break in the
dialogue between the two com-
munities "gets filled with the
most retrogressive reactions."
ship were no longer enough.
"It's important not to leave
a vacuum in Jewish-Catholic
relations," he said, because
Continued from Page 1
dialogue flowing out of a
pledge that the Anti-
Defamation League and the
Archdiocese made at the time
of the controversy of the
Waldheim visit with the
Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin,
president of Barry University,
Rabbi Sol Schiff, executive
vice president of the Rab-
binical Association of Greater
Miami, and Monsignor Bryan
Walsh, chairman of the Ar-
chdiocese Interfaith Commit-
tee, all spoke at the meeting
about the need to go beyond
mere talk and verbal expres-
sions of friendship.
The assembled clergy includ-
ed Rabbi's Irving Lehrman of
Temple Emanu-el, Ralph
Kingsley of Temple Sinai, Sim-
cha Freedman of Temple
Adath Yeshurun, Israel Jacobs
of Beth Moshe Congregation,
Leonard Schoolman of Temple
Beth Am; Mark Kram,
associate rabbi at Temple Beth
am, and Herbert Baumgard,
rabbi emeritus of temple Beth
Also present were Frank
McGraff, executive director of
regional National Conference
of Christians and Jews.
Bishop Robert Dorsey, and
Rev. John O'Grady, chairman
of religious studies at Barry
began with a Hebrew blessing
over the meal, and concluded
with a benediction given by
Bishop Dorsey.
In between, there was talk
about the time for talk being
"I don't want to talk
anymore," said Sister
O'Laughlin. "I don't want
anymore nice lunches. I like
you guys already, you don't
have to convince me. You're
talking to a little old nun who's
had a Master's degree in
Jewish Studies for six years.
"We have to learn to act,"
she asserted, proposing a joint
Jewish and Catholic strategy
to create an educational pro-
gram "to de-mythicize who we

Rabbi Schiff spoke about the
papal visit, bluntly admitting
that "not everything said in
the Pope's speech was perfect-
ly acceptable. Some things
were not said, some could have
been said differently."
Schiff noted that the Pope's
reference to the Vatican's
"help" to Jews during the
Holocaust (a sensitive issue for
many Jews) and his mention of
the rights of Palestinians
(which Schiff termed inap
propriate in this setting")
were among those things
which "could have been said
Schiff said that during the
long summer of controversy
over the Pope's visit, "the
Jewish community questioned
the value of dialogue. Some
felt we should discard it, while
others felt the problem was
with the level of dialogue.
They felt we concentrated too
much on being good brothers
and sisters, and not enough on
the gut issues."
tended that "those difficult
days of July and August
Sr. Jeanne O'Laughlin
Arthur Teitelbaum and
Rabbi Solomon Schiff
Monsignor Bryan Walsh
resulted in 25 years of moving
up the calendar" in terms of
Catholic-Jewish relations.
"Otherwise, without the con-
troversy, the visit would have
been ceremonial and nice, but
would not have moved the
dialogue forward," said
"Jewish-Catholic relations in
Miami have implications far
beyond ourselves," he
asserted, "because although
Jews and Catholics are
minorities in most places, in
Miami, we are the community
up to 70 percent of the
population in Dade and
Monroe Counties."
Calling the presence of a
large community of Jews and
Catholics here "a tremendous
responsibility and challenge,"
Walsh spoke of a need to push
beyond "nice luncheons" and
He concluded by saying that
"we must get to specific plans
to extend and build on what
has already been done then
the Miami experience can be a
beacon to the rest of the
There were other calls for
specific plans of action. Rabbi
Baumgard suggested an
outreach program whereby the
Hispanic population, largely
Catholic, and the Jewish
population of Miami could
"learn more about each
Calling meetings a chance to
"take minutes and lose
hours," Rabbi Freedman said
that the Jewish community
was "afraid to mention the
word anger."
"Until we have relations
which are not merely formal,
and talk as real people about
real concerns, we'll be as
separate as we've always
been," he added.
Speaking out on real con-
cerns, John O'Grady, who
teaches New Testament at
Barry, admitted that "there is
a perception that Jews talk too
much about the Holocaust, and
the same with Waldheim."
Asked if he knew of a way to
make Catholics more sensitive,
however, O'Grady said that he
"did not know."
PERHAPS the only positive
comment about ceremonialism
that was made at the meeting
was that "symbolism has its
own power, even if the
substance emerging from the
papal meeting was not what
some might have wished."
Yet Teitelbaum pointed to
the importance of the con-
ference, even if those who at-
tended felt that bagels and
verbal expressions of friend-
will be planning our first An-
nual Family Chanuka Party to
be held in December. A name
for our chapter will also be
discussed. For information
and directions, call Sue,
265-1771, or Sima, 272-5824.
Judge Paul S. Lawrence will
be the guest speaker at the
next meeting of South Point
Section, National Council of
Jewish Women. The meeting
on Friday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m.
at Patch Reef Park on Yanato
Road in Boca Raton, is open to
the public. Judge Lawrene, a
retired New York jurist, will
discuss "Women in the
Criminal Justice System."
New evening chapter
Delray/Boynton for women in
their 20's and 30's. Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. at
the home of Sue Delaney. We
Jewish Press Awards Planned
WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA) The Cohen Center for
Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University will join the
American Jewish Press Association in sponsorship of a ma-
jor award program for the Jewish press.
The Brandeis center will administer the Simon Rockower
Memorial Awards for Excellence in North American
Jewish Journalism beginning this fall. Brandeis public rela-
tions officer Steven Cohen will continue to administer the
Amit Women Beersheva
Chapter will meet on Wednes-
day, Nov. 11 at Congregation
Anshei Emuna, Delray Beach
at 12:30 p.m. Ceil Ebstein will
speak on Amit Women's
various projects supporting
children in Israel. All are
welcome, refreshments will be
served. For information call
Ethel Rosenthal, 496-2674.
t.ome January you can hold your affair in the
most impressive ballroom Fort Lauderdale has
ever seen.
The new Panorama Room will overlook the
sparkling waters and million-dollar yachts of the
famous Pter 66 Marina on the Intracoastal
Waterway Making it the only waterfront room
of to kind anywhere in town
Best of all. the new Panorama Room is
accompanied by the outstanding food and hospi-
tality that Pier 66 is famous for.
For details and reservations, call
(305) 525-6666. ext 3530. Pier 66 Hotel a
Marina. 2301SE. 17th Street Causeway Ft Lauder-
dale. FL 33316.


Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Senate Races Require Review
Continued from Page 4
Moynihan, a long-time friend
going back to his days as Am-
bassador to the United Na-
tions, is seeking re-election to
his third six-year term. It has
been written about Moynihan
that "when it comes to in-
tellectual sophistication, erudi-
tion and lifelong scholarly out-
put, there has been no one like
Moynihan in the Senate in
modern times." Time and time
again Moynihan has spoken
out eloquently on behalf of
Israel and has been the moving
force behind such initiatives as
calling for moving the
American Embassy in Israel
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Originally, it was thought that
he would not face a serious re-
election challenge. However,
interest in running has recent-
ly been displayed by Rudolph
Giuliani, U.S. Attorney for the
Southern District of New
York, who has received a great
deal of publicity over the past
year for his prosecution of
Mafia and Wall Street figures.
This race bears closer wat-
ching as American Jews both
in New York and around the
country can be expected to ral-
ly to Moynihan's support.
In Ohio, Howard Metzen-
baum faces a potentially dif-
ficult race should the moderate
Republican mayor of
Cleveland, George Voinovich,
with the Republican nomina-
tion for Metzenbaum's seat.
Metzenbaum, who served in
the Senate for a year in 1974
and was then elected in his
own right in 1976, has been in-
timately involved in all issues
affecting Israel. Most recently
he was instrumental in getting
the Administration to agree to
significantly reduce the latest
U.S. arms sale to Saudi
Arabia. Long before he came
to the Senate, Metzenbaum
was a pre-eminent leader in
the Cleveland Jewish com-
munity. With a Voinovich can-
didacy expected to cut into
Metzenbaum's traditional
political base in Cleveland, this
contest could become a cause
for concern and a maximum ef-
fort will be called for on
Metzenbaum's behalf by
friends of Israel.
Another Jewish senator with
impeccable credentials in our
greater community, Frank
Lautenberg, is seeking a se-
cond term in New Jersey.
Lautenberg, former national
chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal, is facing almost a uni-
que challenger Pete
Dawkins. Dawkins' resume is
almost too good to be true
since he can claim to have been
a soldier (general), scholar
(PhD., Rhodes Scholar) and
athlete (Heisman football
trophy winner). Despite hav-
ing never held any elected of-
fice and being a very recent
resident of New Jersey,
Dawkins is mounting a serious
effort to unseat Lautenberg.
Lautenberg, like Metzenbaum
and Moynihan, has been a
down-the-line supporter of all
issues affecting Israel and his
re-election is a high priority.
Not all Jewish Senators
however have been as consis-
tent in their support. Chich
Hecht, conservative
Republican of Nevada, who
will be seeking re-election for
the first time next year, has
been somewhat of a disap-
pointment to the pro-Israel
community, most notably for
having cast the deciding vote
in June of 1986 permitting a
significant missile sale to
Saudi Arabia. His opposition
on the Senate floor to ratifica-
tion of the Genocide Treaty
(which he later did vote for)
and his two votes against per-
mitting Orthodox Jews in the
military to wear skullcaps, was
also criticized in some
quarters. Hecht's re-election
prospects are rated as the
poorest of all incumbent
senators running next year.
He is currently more than 40
percentage points behind
popular Governor Richard
Bryan in a state-wide poll.
Bryan, who will be visiting
Israel shortly and is close to
the Las Vegas Jewish com-
munity, can be expected to be
a firm friend, and an odds-on
favorite to replace Hecht in
the Senate.
One of the closest Senate
races that is shaping up will be
in Minnesota, pitting incum-
bent Republican David
Durenberger, a reliable and
valuable friend, against
"Skip" Humphrey, the son of
the late Hubert Humphrey.
While Humphrey, the state's
attorney general, is expected
to be supportive on issues of
concern, Durenberger, who
was elected in 1978, has
already demonstrated his firm
commitment to maintaining
Israel's security as being in the
best interests of the United
Finally, an opportunity ex-
ists in Rhode Island to elect
the current Lieutenant Gover-
nor, Richard Licht, who will be
opposing incumbent John
Chafee, a less-than-ardent sup-
porter. Licht, whose late uncle
was Governor of Rhode Island,
has been a phenomenon in that
state's politics. He has always
maintained close ties to both
the Rhode Island and national
Jewish committees. Licht's
chances of unseating the
veteran Chafee are excellent,
and his could be one of the
more interesting Senate races
in 1988.
A number of our other good
Senate friends are in good
B>litical shape at this point,
ut if previous experience is a
guide, we could be in for a
number of unpleasant sur-
prises. This means that we
must continue to remain better
informed and hopefully more
involved in the days ahead on
behalf of Israel's supporters in
the Congress.
Israeli TV Strike
Boosts Second Channel
strike by Israel Broadcast
Authority journalists, which
has blacked out radio and
television for eight days has
given an unexpected boost to
the proposed commercial TV
network, known officially as
the second channel.
Although the Knesset is still
debating the legislation
necessary to establish it, per-
mission was granted to a
private television production
company in Jerusalem for live
coverage of the arrival of Ida
Nudel at Ben Gurion Airport
last week.
Special permission was also
granted for a series of "ex-
perimental broadcasts' on the
private channel. They will in-
clude nightly one-hour films,
under arrangements made
with the Cinema Owners
Until now, the Communica-
tions Ministry's engineering
department has been moving
slowly in the direction of a se-
cond channel. During the past
year it has screened still
photograhs for short periods
each evening.
The purpose is to stake for-
mal claim to Channel 22 on the
Ultra High Frequency (UHF)
band to prevent its pre-
emption by Egypt or other
neighboring Arab states. It
has also been broadcasting
reruns of shows from Israel
Television and Educational
Gift Books For Jewish Book Month
Jewish Book Month is an annual
celebration of Jewish Books and
their importance in Jewish life.
This year, the observance runs
from Nov. 16 to Dee. 16. To mark
the occasion, the JWB Jewish Book
Council has prepared a suggested
list of books for gift giving. Infor-
mation about Jewish Book Month
is available from the Jewish Book
Council, 15 East t6th Street, New
York, NY 10010. (tit)) 5St-i9i9.
Atlas oflormoU Third Edition.
Ron Adler, et al., eds. The Survey
of Israel and Macmillan
Publishing. $175. Know someone
you like a lot? This oversiie atlas
(19V4 x 13% inches) includes 40
sheets of maps, about two-thirds
of them devoted to settlement pat-
terns and economic geography.
The text and map legends are in
both Hebrew and English.
Ben-Gmrion: The Burning
Ground, 1886-1948. Shabtai
Teveth. Houghton Mifflin and Co.
$35. A biography of David Ben
Gurion that concentrates on the
early part of his career. Teveth
sees Ben-Gurion as a complicated
personality, flawed but with a
singleness of purpose and tenacity
that made him an important
leader and statesman.
The Family Maahoer. Der
Nister (Pinhas Kahanovitch);
translated from the Yiddish by
Leonard Wolf. Summit Books.
$22.95. Der Nister (Yiddish for
"the hidden one") is a major
figure of 20th-century Yiddish
literature. This is the first English
translation of a novel written in
the 1980a about Jewish life m
19th-century Russia, and left in
complete at the author's death.
TV Holy Lemd from the Air.
Amos Eton (text) and Richard
Nowitx (photos). Harry N.
Abrama. Inc. $89.96. The color
photos in this book show Israel
from the air, with pictures of
Byzantine basilicas. Crusader
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castles, the caves at Qumran
where the Dead Sea Scrolls were
found, the Western Wall, and
other landmarks. Captions
describe the historical and
religious significance of each site.
Judaism: An Introduction for
Christians. James Limburg,
translator and ed. Augsburg
Publishing House. $5.95 pap. If
you know a Christian who wants
to learn about Jews and Judaism,
this book is an excellent choice.
Pmmer Roees: Selected Poems
of Rachel Korn. Rachel Korn;
translated from the Yiddish by
Seymour LevHan; illustrated by
Paul and Bette Davies. Aya Press,
P.O. Box 1153, Station F, Toron-
to, Ontario M4Y 2T8, Canada.
$7.50 pap. An attractively produc-
ed collection of poems by Cana
dian poet Rachel Korn
(1898-1982). The poems,
presented in Yiddish and in
English, explore the relations bet-
ween people, the nature of poetry
and language, and the poet s rela-
tionships with her mother and
with God.
TV Penguin Book of Modern
Yiddish Verse. Irving Howe,
Ruth R. Wisae. and Rhone
Shmeruk, eds. Viking Penguin.
$29.96. A bilingual anthology of
poems by 39 modern Yiddish
poets, with extensive selections
from Hoy she Leyb-Halpern.
Perett Markiah. Moyshe Kulbak,
Jacob Giatstein, Itaik Manger,
and Abraham Sutxkever.
Tevye the Dairyman and the
Railroad Stories. Sholem
Aleichem; translated from the
Yiddish, with an Introduction, by
Hillel Halkin. Schocken Books.
$19.95. The first volume in a new
series entitled "The Library of
Yiddish Classics" includes new
translations of the stories about
Tevye as well as the 21 Railroad
Stories, which are also known as
"Notes of a Commercial
West to Eden. Gloria Goldreich.
Macmillan Publishing. $18.95.
The most recent work by a best-
selling novelist. The main
character is Emma Coen, a young
Jewish woman who emigrates to
America to find a better life, settl-
ing in Galveston in the late 1890s.
The story spans 50 years, telling
of her passionate but troubled
marriage and the problems she
faces in maintaining a Jewish
home in a land which finds these
customs alien.
For Yoaag Readers
Th* Children's Jewish Holi-
day Kitchen. Joan Nathan.
Schocken Books. $10.95 spiral
binding. This cookbook designed
for cooking with children includes
50 recipes, each broken down into
parts that a child can do alone,
those that an adult should do, and
those that they can do together.
Information about the customs,
meaning, and special foods of the
Jewish holidays is included.
Exodus. Miriam Chaikin; il-
lustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.
Holiday House. $14.95. ISBN
0-8234-0607-5. The central events
of the Exodus from Egypt are
retold in this dramatically il-
lustrated book. Ages 7 to 10.
Jewish Stories One Generation
Tells Another. Peninnah Schram;
illustrated by Jacqueline Kahane.
Jason Aronson Inc. $30. A collec-
tion of 64 traditional Jewish
folktales, retold to be read aloud
to children. Each story has a brief
introduction explaining its
background and meaning, and
there is a glossary.
Joseph Who Loved the Sab-
bath. Marilyn Hirsh; illustrated
by Devis Grebu. Viking Penguin.
$10.95. A retelling of a tale from
the Talmud about a poor man
named Joseph who worked hard
so that he could buy only the finest
things for the Sabbath, and who
eventually inherits his greedy
master's wealth. Ages 4 to 8.
Monday in Odessa. Eileen
Bluestone Sherman. Jewish
' Publication Society. $10.95. This
winner of a National Jewish Book
Award tells the story of a family
of Russian Jews attempting to
leave the Soviet Union and the im-
pact being refuseniks has on their
young daughter. Ages 10 to 14.
My Little Siddur. A Child's
First Prayer Book. Azriel Dvir
and Mazal Mashat. Adama Books.
$8.95. This prayer book includes
such prayers as Modeh Ani, the
Torah blessing. Tzitzit. and the
Sh'ma. Each prayer is given in
Hebrew and English, and is il-
lustrated with a color photograph.
Ages 4 to 8.
People Like Us. Barbara
Cohen. Bantam Books. $13.95. A
new novel by this popular writer.
It tells about a girl whose family
objects when she dates a non-
Jewish boy. Ages 10 and up.
Poems for Jewish Holidays.
Edited Myra Livingston; il-
lustrated by Lloyd Bloom. Holiday
House. $10.95. A collection of new
and traditional poems for the
Jewish holidays. The illustrations
are filled with symbols of Judaism
and Jewish history. Winner of a
National Jewish Book Award.
Ages 5-10.
The Return. Sonia Levitin.
Atheneum. $12.95. A novel about
Desta, a young Ethiopian Jewish
girl whose family is caught up in
famine and drought, and anti-
Jewish discrimination. The story
is based on the Israel airlift known
as operation Moses. Ages 10 and
A Torah is Written. Paul
Cowan; photos by Rachel Cowan.
Jewish Publication Society.
$12.95. This book describes and
shows the training, materials,
tools, and techniques used by a
Torah scribe in preparing a hand-
written sefer Torah scroll. Ages 7
and up.
Joffe Begins Work As JTA Editor
YORK (JTA) Mark Jonathan Joffe has assumed
responsibility as editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
William Frost, president of the International Jewish News
service, announced this week.
Joffe, 27, directs the agency's daily and weekly reportage
of news affecting Jews around the world. He previously
served as news editor of the Jewish Exponent of
Philadelphia, an award-winning Jewish weekly newspaper
and one of the nation's largest.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, November 6, 1987
Synagogue c_Afeu/s
The Congregation
Sisterhood will hold a
Hanukah Book and Gift Pan-
on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. at Temple B'nai
Torah. A representative of
Yaacov Heller, an Israeli
sculptor and silversmith, will
dispay some of the artist's
works. Refreshments will be
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach a sermon on the theme,
"Transforming the Minus into
the Plus" at the Sabbath mor-
ning service on Saturday, Nov.
14, at 8:30 a.m. Kiddush will
follow service. The Se'udat
Shli'shet with the Rabbi's
D'var Torah in Yiddish will be
celebrated in conjunction with
the Sabbath Twilight Minyon
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code in Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceding the daily morning
Minyon services and at 5 p.m.
in conjunction with the daily
Twilight Minyon services.
Congregation Anshei
Emnna Sisterhood in Delray
Beach presents Rebbitzin
Frances Sacks with a review of
the book "An Orphan in
History," by Paul Cowan, on
Tuesday, Nov. 17. A mini
lunch will be served for $3.50.
For information, 499-9229.
TEMtemple PLE
Temple Anshei Shalom will
be conducting classes beginn-
ing the first week in
November. Beginning and In-
termediate Hebrew classes
start Tuesday, Nov. 3. Classes
in conversational Yiddish and
the Life Cycle of Judaism
begin Wednesday,Nov. 4. All
classes are free to temple
members, $5 per course for
On Sunday, Nov. 8, Temple
Anshei Shalom presents an
opening show featuring Emil
Cohen, in concert; Dario
Cassini, Master of Songs; and
Harry Love and his magic
violin. The show begins at 8
The Men's Club of Temple
Anshei Shalom in Delray
Beach will hold a breakfast
meeting on Sunday, Nov. 15 at
9:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be
Mr. Larry A. Rosen. The topic
will be information on
The Sisterhood of Temple
Anshei Shalom, Delray Beach,
will have a Luncheon and Card
party in the Temple Monday,
Nov. 30 at 12 noon. $7 per per-
son. For information, 496-2758
or 495-0800.
Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton will be having a Family
Service at 8 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 13, preceded by a Grade 2
family dinner. Members of the
second grade will participate
in the Service.
Temple Beth El
Brotherhood is having a
breakfast meeting on Sunday,
Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. The
meeting will include Mayor
Emil Danciu, the Boca Raton
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency, and members of the
Boca Raton City Council. Cost,
$5 per person.
Temple Beth El's
Distinguished Artists Series,
now in its ninth season, will
feature the following artists in
its 1988 series:
Thursday, Jan. 21: Pianist
Peter Nero.
Wednesday, Feb. 3: "An
Evening with George Plimp-
ton and the New York
Tuesday, Feb. 16: Duo
Pianists, the Paratore
Thursday, March 17: Bella
Davidovitch, pianist, and
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violinist.
All performances will begin
at 8:15p.m. Seating is reserv-
ed. For informatin, call
At Temple Emeth's Sab-
bath Services on Nov. 6, 7, the
subjects of the Sermons by
Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd will
be as follows:
Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.
"Sticking Your Neck Out. '
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8:45
p.m. "God's Joke."
Cantor Zvi Adler will chant
the prayer readings.
The next meeting of the
Temple Emeth Singles Club
will take place Monday, Nov.
9, at noon at Temple Emeth.
Guest speaker Sarah Filner
will present a living biography
of Katherine Hepburn.
Refreshments will be served.
Temple Emeth of Delray
Beach will present Robin
Branch, columnist of the Sun
Sentinel, at its Monday Morn-
ing Lecture, Nov. 16, 10:30
a.m. Her subject will be,
"Writing Humor."
Temple Emeth is holding its
Bobbe and Zeide Weekend on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 6, 7, and 8. .
Young people of southern
Florida will conduct the Ser-
vices on Friday, 8 p.m. and
Saturday morning, 8:45 a.m.
They will also deliver the ser-
mons and chant the Haftorah.
A special dinner will honor the
United Synagogue Youth will
be served on Sunday evening
at 5:30 p.m, at which time
awards will be presented. The
purpose of this project is to
stimulate greater interest and
encourage more funds for
scholarships to Jewish Schools
of Learning, Jewish Youth In-
stitutions and Youth Aliyah to
Israel. For information,
Temple Emeth will hold a
general membership meeting
in its Winick Hall on Wednes-
day, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Commit-
tees will make their current
reports, nomination of officers
and directors for 1988 will be
presented. Additional nomina-
tions may be received from the
Sisterhood Temple Sinai is
having their Paid-up Member's
Luncheon and Fashion Show
on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Tem-
ple. For information, call
The Annual Jewish War
Veterans Sabbath on Friday,
Nov. 6. Rabbi Silver's sermon
will be "Enough Already."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
Series every first Thursday of
the month at 10 a.m. at Tem-
ple Sinai.
Rabbi Samuel Silver will talk
about "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities" every third Thurs-
day of the montn.
Friday Shabbat services will
include Rabbi Samuel Silver's
sermon, "The Original Jewish
Princess." Cantor Elaine
Shapiro will be in attendance.
Nov. 14 Sabbath services will
begin at 10 a.m.
The annual Thanksgiving
Food for the Needy, sponsored
by Temple Sinai, is again
underway. Thanksgiving
baskets are to be distributed
by Channel 5 in cooperation
with the Temple. AH con-
gregants, guests and friends
are asked to contribute non-
perishable food, avoiding
glassware. Collection boxes
are set up in the Temple's
vestibule. Please help those in
need. The last collection date
is Friday, Nov. 20.
All persons planning a trip
to Russia and contemplating a
visit with any relatives of
friends, please contact Temple
Sinai. We have an adopted
family, a refusenik, Marat and
Klaudia Osnis and their two
children. We have been work-
ing on their behalf for approx-
imately three years with little
success. At this time, we need
good-will ambassadors who
could possibly contact them to
assure them they are not
forgotten and we are doing
everything possible to obtain
their release. Call the temple
office at 276-6161 for their ad-
dress. Additional profile infor-
mation and suggestions are
available through the Temple
social Action Committee, Tem-
ple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
Series every first Thursday of
the month at 10 a. m. at Tem-
ple Sinai.
Rabbi Samuel Silver will talk
about "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities" every third Thurs-
day of the month at Temple
Sinai, at 10 a.m.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai will host four shows this
season, starting with Nov. 22
at 8 p.m., "The Harriette
Blake Musical Revue";
"Outrageous" on Sunday, Jan.
24; "Razz Ma Jazz" on Sun-
day, Feb. 21, and March 20,
"Curtain Time." All seats are
reserved, tickets are $25 per
person for the four shows. For
information, 276-6161.
Temple Sinai ae reserved for
the concert, featuring can-
torial, popular and Broadway
music. Tickets $7 per person.
For information, call 276-6161.
Kulanu of Temple Sinai will
host the last of the Jewish
Film Series, on Dec. 12 at 7:30
p.m. The movie, "Sympony for
Six Million," is not about the
Holocaust. Tickets are $4 per
person, including
refreshments. For informa-
tion, 276-6161.
Conversational Hebrew In-
termediate classes, which run
for 10 weeks, will be held Mon-
days from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Conversational Hebrew Begin-
ner classes are held Mondays
from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Prayer book Hebrew classes
are held Tuesdays from 9 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. Call Temple for
Rabbi Richard Agler of Con-
gregation B'nai Israel of Boca
Raton, meeting with Interna-
tional Human Rights Advocate
Natan Sharansky, Tuesday
night. Sharansky, as part of a
trip to Miami, discussed plans
for the upcoming U.S.-U.S.S.R.
Summit Meeting with leading
Soviet Jewry Activists in
South Florida. Despite claims
of "glasnost" and increased
emigration totals, Soviet Jews
continue to be denied basic
religious and human rights
under the Gorbachev regime.
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services
at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m.
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.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 392-5732. President: Steven D. Marcus. Services Fridays
evening five minutes before candlelighting. Shabbat morning 9
a.m. Sunday morning minyan at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at
the new building 7900 Montoya Circle beginning in February. For
information regarding services call 483-5384 or 394-5071.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-1300. Rabbi Pincus Aloof. Cantor Louis Her-
shman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.

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B'nai Mitzvah
Jeffrey attends Temple Beth
El Religious School and Boca
Raton Middle School, where he
is the eighth grade.
Jeffrey's parents will host a
Kiddush in his honor following
Shabbat Morning Service.
Special guests will include
his brother James, and grand-
parents Dr. and Mrs. Fred
Levy of New York City, Irene
Spencer of Boca Raton and
John Hauser of Dayton, Ohio.
Todd Alan Litinsky, son of
Laura and Dr. Steven Litin-
sky,will be called to the Torah
as Bar Mitvah on Saturday,
Nov. 7 at Temple Beth El.
Litinsky will be twinned with
Gershon Lomonosov of the
Soviet Union. Todd attends
Pine Creek School, where he is
in the seventh grade. He also
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Dr. and Mrs. Litinsky will
host a Kiddush in Todd's honor
following Shabbat Morning
Special guests include his
brothers, Brian, Jimmy and
Andrew; and grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sorosky
of Chicago, 111., and Mrs.
Henry Litinsky of Staten
Island, N.Y.
Jeffrey M. Hauser, son of
Merin Spencer and Glenn
Hauser, will be called to the
Torah as Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Nov. 14, at Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton.
Senate Rushes
To Rescind
sense-of-the-Senate resolution
was adopted urging the United
States to support efforts to
have the United Nations
General Assembly rescind its
1975 resolution equating
Zionism with racism.
The resolution, introduced
by Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D.,
N.Y.), declares that the U.N.
resolution "has been unhelpful
in the context of the search for
a settlement in the Middle
East; is inconsistent with the
Charter of the United Nations;
remains unacceptable as
misrepresentation of Zionism;
has served to escalate religious
animosity and incite anti-

Heather Anne Siegel,
daughter of Joan and Jay
Siegel, will be called to the
Torah as Bat Mitzvah con
Saturday, Nov. 7, at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel in Boca
Heather attends St. An-
drews School, studies and
plays the piano, and is a
member of the swimming and
basketball teams.
Sharing in Heather's Bat
Mitzvah, in absentia, will be
Evgenya Chernobilsky of
Moscow in the U.S.S.R., who
is prohibited from practicing
her religion by the restrictive
policies of the Soviet
In addition to her brothers
Spencer and Mark, special
guests on this occasion will in-
clude grandparents Mae and
Paul Siegel of Boca Raton and
New York City, and grand-
mother Betty Winston of New
Mr. Harry Silver, honorary
president and past president of
Anshei Emuna Orthodox con-
gregation, celebrated his se-
cond Bar Mitzvah at Sabbath
Morning Service on Saturday,
Oct. 24.
Mr. Silver, the celebrant, led
the congregation in its worship
and chanted the special
Rabbi Dr.Louis L. Sacks,
spiritual head of the
Synagogue, delivered a glow-
ing tribute to Mr. Silver for
the fruitful seven years of his
presidency, during which time
the present edifice was con-
structed, and for his active
leadership as the honorary
president for the last three
Following a lavish Kiddush
repast hosted by Harry and
Tanya Silver and prepared by
the Sisterhood, Mr. Harry
Cope, president, made a
presentation on behalf of the
congregation family.
Seventeen members of the
family, including seven doctors
and a lawyer, flew from New
York to participate in the in-
spirational celebration.
Retired Ohio auto worker accused of Nazi war
crimes at the Treblinka death camp, John
Demjanjuk (left) consults with his lawyer John
Gill during a short break in Demjanjuk's trial
which resumed Monday after two-month
delay. (AP/Wide World Photo)
Demjanjuk Gets Defense
Count Nicolae Tolstoi, a dis-
tant relative of the famous
Russian novelist and
philosopher Leo Tolstoi,
testified for the defense Mon-
day in the trial of suspected
war criminal John Demjanjuk.
Tolstoi, a historian, backed
the main defense argument of
the Ukrainian-bom Demjanjuk
that he had been a German
prisoner of war during World
War II and therefore could not
have been the notorious
Treblinka death camp guard
known as "Ivan the Terrible."
The prosecution has cited a
1948 application for help Dem-
janjuk submitted to the United
Nations in which he nowhere
mentioned that he was a POW.
Demjanjuk says he feared he
Budapest Stocks Soviet
Kosher Take-Out
When Malev flight 100 from
Budapest landed in Moscow,
Oct. 28, it carried one of the
most unusual cargoes ever to
arrive in the Soviet Union
the first shipment of food and
supplies to stock the kosher
take-out restaurant that will
be opened on the grounds of
the city's famed Chorale
Announcement of the
historic shipment was made by
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, presi-
dent of the Appeal of Cons-
cience Foundation, which is
providing funds for the pro-
ject. Amcmg the foodstuffs
that arrived in the first ship-
ment from Hungary were:
salami and other smoked
meats, fresh chicken, kosher
cooking oil, margarine, white
wine and brandy.
Also included in this first
consignment were two
refrigerator display cases.
All of the foodstuffs and kit-
chen and other supplies have
been purchased with funds
provided by the Appeal of Con-
science Foundation and were
admitted into the Soviet Union
duty-free, Rabbi Schneier said.
He added that the certificate
of kashrut bearing the ap-
proval of the Orthodox rab-
binate of Hungary is printed
on each of the products in
Hebrew, Hungarian and
Approval for the kosher food
service was granted earlier
this year by Konstantin Khar-
chev, chairman of the Council
of Religious Affairs of the
USSR Council of Ministers,
under an agreement worked
out earlier this year in Moscow
with Rabbi Schneier.
would be forcibly returned to
the Soviet Union.
Tolstoi said he researched
the issue of the forced return
of Soviet refugees ater the war
and found Demjanjuk's ex-
planation reasonable. He said
that even as late as 1948,
Soviet nationals were being
returned to the Soviet Union
against their will and the
Western allies cooperated in
that policy until 1950.
Demjanjuk testified that he
belonged to a Red Army unit
stationed in Heuberg in the
spring of 1944. The prosecu-
tion produced expert
testimony that the specific unit
did not exist in that region at
that time. Tolstoi testified
however that it could have
been there, as Demjanjuk
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