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Volume 9Number 27 Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach, FloridaFriday November 20,1987 msmm
Arab Summit
A Victory
For Hussein
President Ronald Reagan talks with Israeli
President Chaim Herzog during a meeting in
the Oval Office of the White House. AP/Wide
World Photo 8^ rt^y on p^e 4
Mobilization to Summit March
Planes are already booked
solid in many cities and hun-
dreds of buses in New York
are chartered to bring Jews to
the Mobilization to the Summit
march and rally scheduled
here Dec. 6.
The demonstrators intend to
show their support for Soviet
Jewry on the eve of the
meetings between President
Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev, according
to David Harris, the AJCom-
mittee's Washington represen-
tative and coordinator of the
He said all flights arriving
here from Dayton, Ohio, and
Kansas City have been booked
for that weekend and that
Philadelphia and Baltimore
are expected to send 10,000
demonstrators each. Miami
has chartered two jetliners and
is holding space on commercial
flights in anticipation of its
Harris spoke to reporters
following a day of briefings in
Congress and the administra-
tion for about 25 represen-
tatives of a dozen
They met with Richard
Continued on Page 4
The three-day Arab summit
meeting in Amman ended last
Wednesday in a clear-cut
political victory for its host,
King Hussein of Jordan.
The Hashemite monarch,
who has never been accused of
audacity in expressing
moderate views among his
peers, this time placed on the
table his plans for an interna-
tional peace conference as an
instrumentality for negotia-
tions with Israel.
And he won endorsement for
it, even the grudging approval
of President Hafez Assad of
Syria, long a bitter foe of any
approach to peace with Israel
and until recently one of Hus-
sein's severest critics.
The king was able to claim at
the end of the summit that it
had brought to the Arabs unity
of "word, stand and goal." In-
deed, the participants ex-
hibited a skill rare in inter-
Arab diplomacy of burying, or
at least white-washing, their
traditional differences. Even
such arch'-enemies as Assad
and President Saddarn Hus-
sein of Iraq exchanged smiles.
Observers may have
wondered beforehand why
Hussein, ruler of a desert
kingdom with serious
economic difficulties, took the
risk of holding a summit that
may well have been a dismal
failure, and of raising such
delicate issues as an interna-
tional peace conference. Had
the gambit failed, his ability
for diplomatic maneuvering
would have been greatly
The answer apparently lies
in the timing. The participants
at the summit not all Arab
countries attended were
Continued on Page 7-
Humble Egg
Offers New Hope
Does Israel
Reprinted from
The Baltimore Jewish Times
AU Rights Reserved
The stream of anguished let-
ters, telegrams and telephone
calls pours in every day from
all over the world. Some days,
there are as few as ten; other
days, as many as 140. Each is a
desperate cry for help from an
AIDS victim in search of a
Some do not bother to write
or call. They simply take the
first available flight to Israel
and turn up at Kaplan Hospital
or the Rokacn-Hadassah
Mtedical Center in Tel Aviv.
"Some are terminal cases,
most are in an advanced stage
of the disease," says Dr.
Yehuda Skornik, of Rokach-
Hadassah. "We have patients
from almost every continent
from Europe, from the United
States and Canada, from
South Africa. And more are
arriving every week."
These life-seekers have
heard from others, or via the
gay press and AIDS informa-
tion networks, of a new, ex-
perimental but highly promis-
ing AIDS treatment called
AL-721, which was developed
at the Weizmann Institute in
Rehovot and which is now be-
ing tested at Kaplan Hospital
and Rokach-Hadassah Medical
AL-721 is a buttery lipid
compound derived from the
humble egg yolk. Patients
spread it on toast or crackers
or they can mix it into a mice
("It tastes pretty terrible,"
says one doctor, "but we can
fix that").
Those receiving treatment
do not even have to stay in the
Continued on Page 2
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, November 20, 1987
Does Israel Have The Solution To The AIDS Puzzle?
Continued from Page 1
hospital or, indeed, in Israel.
They are simply sent home
with a supply of AL-721 in
20-gram pots which they keep
in the refrigerator and take
All the Israeli doctors ask is
that patients remain under
close medical supervision and
send them regular clinical
reports for evaluation.
But the efficacy of this total-
ly natural, non-toxic, seeming-
ly simple nutrient is sufficient-
ly dramatic to have generated
a firestorm of hope among peo-
ple who had lost all hope.
Of the 60 AIDS victims who
have been treated with AL-721
over the past year, 48 have
shown a very considerable im-
provement in their general
well-being, sometimes within a
few days of embarking on the
They have lost much of the
lassitude associated with
AIDS, fevers have been reduc-
ed, other symptoms have
diminished. And they have suf-
fered no side effects.
More importantly, clinical
tests show that in the face of
the .treatment, the deadlv
virus loses much of its "infec-
tivity" in other words, its
Helen Davis is the Baltimore
Jewish Times Jerusalem
bloodstream) and caused a
decrease in the "rigidity" of
cell membranes, which is a
system of the aging of cells.
The AIDS connection came
from a study conducted ten
years ago at the University of
Virginia, where researchers
found that certain viruses need
a high level of cell cholesterol
in order to be infective. The
AIDS (or HIV) virus is one of
"Once we realized that,"
says Professor Shinitzky, "we
decided to concentrate all our
efforts on developing a treat-
ment that would reduce the
cell cholesterol level in AIDS
The initial results were pro-
mising and, inevitably, a world
frantic for a means of dealing
with a threatened AIDS
epidemic seized on the "Israeli
eSS ylk treatment." The
stampede of patients began
soon after.
But Professor Shinitzky and
his medical colleagues are
determined that they will not
be stampeded. They cannot
power to spread from one cell begin to help everyone seeking
their treatment for the simple
reason that supplies of AL-721
which are produced at the
Weizmann Institute are
limited, and Israeli patients
come first.
Moreover, supplies will re-
to another.
But AL-721 is not "and
please, please be emphatic
about this," says Dr. Skornik,
a cure for AIDS, "there is,
as yet, no cure for AIDS and it
would be wicked and irrespon-
sible to claim otherwise."
Dr. Skornik and his col-
leagues, however, readily con-
cede that AL-721 may prove to
be an important breakthrough
in the desperate search for an
effective AIDS treatment.
But the Israeli doctors see
their own work as just one part
of an enormous, fiendishly dif-
ficult jigsaw puzzle.
While the Israeli treatment
reduces the ability of the AIDS
virus to spread, other resear-
chers can now concentrate on
tackling the problem of reviv-
ing the patient's devastated
immune system in order to
combat the myriad ailments
which typically ravage an
AIDS victim.
"It is the same story with all
these dreadful diseases," says
Professor Meir Shinitzky, who
discovered and developed
AL-721 at his Department for
Membrane Research at the
Weizmann Institute. "There is
no single, magic bullet. The
cure, when it comes, will be a
team effort.
"We are encouraged by the
results we have achieved so
far," he says, "but we have to
test it on many more patients
before we can evaluate it effec-
tively. I would guess that a
cure, and a vaccination, for
AIDS is still three to ten years
Professor Shinitzky, 42,
stumbled on the AIDS treat-
ment almost by accident. From
the early '80s, he and his
researchers had been working
on a product designed to
restore lost function in aging
tissue, particularly brain
They had discovered that a
lipid compound extracted from
egg yolk reduced the level of
cholesterol in human tissue (as
opposed to cholesterol in the
main limited until the treat-
ment has been thoroughly
tested and evaluated. The
Weizmann Institute has sold
exclusive rights to produce,
develop and market AL-721 to
a Los Angeles-based company,
the Ethigen Corporation (until
recently known as Praxis
The company has obtained
FDA approval for the use of
AL-721 on an experimental
basis and is planning a large-
scale, controlled study on
AIDS victims in the United
States and Israel.
If the results are as good -
and early tests indicate that
they will be AL-721 will be
marketed commercially early
next year.
According to Professor
Shinitzky who has studied at
the University of Illinois in Ur-
bana, the National Institute of
Health in Bethesda, Maryland,
and the Duke University
Medical Center the interna-
tional medical fraternity has so
far shown only cautious in-
terest in the treatment.
"They don't relate to
something so unsophisticated
and simple," he says wryly.
"They prefer something more
abstract, more esoteric, more
elusive than an inexpensive
substance extracted from egg
Dr. Skornik, however,
believes that medical interest
in AL-721 will quicken once
the Israeli research data is
published and the American
trials are completed.
In the meantime, the Israeli
doctors struggle to treat as
many patients as possible
within the limits of
restricted supplies
make a donation to the AL-721
research program, others ac
cording to Professor Shinitzky
forget even to say thank
So far Professor Shinitzky
has developed AL-721 for the
Dr Skornik, 47, frets about ludicrously low sum of $10,000
the fact that for reasons of all from his modest depart-
scarcity, he is able to treat on- mental budget and he ad-
lv patients in advanced stages nuts to a twinge of envy when
of the disease.
He is anxious to test AL-721
on victims in the early stages
of the disease and, perhaps
even more important, on peo-
ple who are carriers of the
AIDS virus but whose health
he reads about Elizabeth
Taylor and her showbiz
superstar friends raising
millions of dollars for the fitrht
against AIDS. *
But he plods on in the hot*
that his AL-721 "baby" might
has not yet been impaired by one day prove to be a vital ele-
ment in the race to head off an
AIDS epidemic. And he still
hopes to return to his
research, now shelved, into ag-
ing and that other scourge of
modern man, drug addiction.
' Ope way or another, Meir
Shinitzky is determined to put
the much-maligned egg yolk
back on the map.
Kaplan Hospital and the
Rokach-Hadassah Medical
Center may not, according to
guidelines laid down by
Israel's Health Ministry,
charge patients a cent for
treatment because AL-721 is
still experimental.
While some patients do
'Mea Culpa' Over Waldheim Nomination
Former Chancellor Bruno
Kreisky of Austria has admit-
ted he erred when he proposed
Kurt Waldheim for the office
of United Nations secretary
general in the early 1970s.
The World Jewish Congress
reports that Kreisky told a
packed lecture audience at a
Vienna concert hall that he
had failed to gather detailed
information about Waldheim's
Nazi past.
Kreisky, a leader of the
Austrian Socialist Party and a
non-practicing Jew, served as
chancellor from 1970-83.
Waldheim was elected presi-
dent of Austria in July 1986,
having served as UN secretary
general from 1972-82.
He hinted that the United
States and the Soviet Union,
which both supported
Waldheim for secretary
general, knew more about his
past than he had.
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AIDS In Israel
The great AIDS panic that has swept through most of the
world has not yet reached Israel. But it is probably on the
So far 40 cases of AIDS have been diagnosed in Israel
and 33 of these victims have died. A further 239 people
have been diagnosed as carriers of AIDS antibodies.
The Israel Health Ministry recently set up a committee to
prevent the spread of AIDS. Among the suggestions so far
are that volunteers from abroad coming to work on kibbut-
zim should be screened for AIDS, as should army con-
scripts and pregnant women.
In swinging Tel Aviv, where AIDS consciousness is
higher than other parts of the country, public health of-
ficials have opened an information hotline and are now
preparing literature and lectures on the subject for local
Haviva Avi-Guy, who holds the city council's public
health portfolio, recently suggested that condom
dispensers be installed in the restrooms of all cafes and
other entertainment spots in the city (condom sales in
Israel doubled from 400,000 packages in 1985 to 800,000
last year, and are expected to double agun in 1987).
Avi-Guy's suggestion, however, has so far been stymied
by fierce opposition from three religious council members,
who consider that such a move would represent an endorse-
ment of pre-marital sex and immorality. They also point
out the continued rabbinical ban on the use of condoms.
The council is meanwhile working on a plan to provide
regular AIDS screening for Tel Aviv's 400 known male and
female prostitutes.
According to a 1986 survey of 70 prostitutes who "work"
the city's Tel Baruch beach area, 5 percent of the women
and 20 percent of the men were found to be AIDS carriers
statistics similar to those found in Los Angeles and San
Dr. Donald Silverberg, head of Tel Aviv's Public Health
Department, says only a small percentage of AIDS victims
in Israel are known to have become infected as a result of
drug use.
But this figure, he fears, will grow, creating a major pro-
blem, if AIDS-infected addicts turn to prostitution to sup-
port their drug habit.
A proposed AIDS clinic, however, has raised hackles all
over the city. One proposed site was mysteriously burned
down and neighborhood residents have given loud and clear
expression to their opposition.
Israel's religious community has also shown a growing
concern about the possible spread of AIDS among the
observant. .
Helen Davis
Friday, Nbvember 2fr, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
AIDS Activism in America
The drugs that have been
manufactured to relieve the
symptoms and pain associated
with the dreaded disease AIDS
come with names such as AZT,
AL-721, DNCB, lentinan,
aerosol pentamidine, fu zheng,
coenzyme Q BHT, naltrexone
and nbavirin.
And while they all have suc-
cess and failure stories attach-
ed to their treatment records,
one thing seems certain; these
drugs are the focus of a wide
range of emotions, not the
least of which are skepticism,
desperation, hope and
"People who have AIDS will
grasp at any straw," said one
Jewish homosexual. "Even if
the supposed cure has not been
perfected. I don't know of any
person who wouldn't be willing
to try something new.
"I know half a dozen gay
people who would be willing to
go anywhere and do anything.
They know their lives are
hanging by a string, and if
they know that the string can
be strenthened to a rope to
hang on to, they'll try just
about anything.
"Also people with AIDS are
usually perfectly willing to be
experiments. They have, of
course, self-saving purposes in
mind, looking for anything
that will help them, whatever
the treatment is. Yes, there is
skepticism, but it's overridden
to try anything at any cost."
According to a San
Francisco-based publication
called AIDS Treatment News,
the great frustration over
AL-721 is that the FDA hasn't
approved it for use yet in this
country, even though it is be-
ing used in Israel. It's no
secret that many gay
Americans have made the trip
to Israel and that many gays in
this country have obtained and
used the drug. Indeed, in one
of its issues, the newsletter re-
counted a story of a gay man
who near death, visited Israel
and returned to the U.S.
Continued on Page 9
Florida Religious School Students
Participating In Poster Contest
Sponsored by
International Kosher Foods and Jewish Life Expo
Students from Florida's religious schools are being given
the opportunity to enter a special poster contest sponsored
by the International Kosher Foods and Jewish Life Expo.
According to Irving I. Silverman, Expo Director and
president of Nancy Neale Enterprises, the contest, named
"Foods and Themes from the Bible" is an excellent way for
youngsters to express their Jewish heritage.
The Expo, being held at the Miami Beach Convention
Center December 4-7, is a total immersion in Jewish life
and culture, and Silverman wants the children, as well as
their parents and teachers, to join together at the Miami
Beach Convention Center to bask in the Yiddishkeit.
"They'll be tasting delicious and different kosher foods,
listening to all kinds of Jewish music, seeing Jewish books
and toys and games. The Expo is the total Jewish learning
experience. It's a wonderful way for youngsters to
demonstrate what they've learnt in class" Silverman says.
An entire section of the show is being set aside to display
kosher foods and Jewish life products from around the
world. Companies from Israel, France, Germany and Den-
mark are scheduled to participate.
Feldheim Publishing and Nefesh Ami have donated
prizes to be awarded to religious schools atended by winn-
ing contestants. The contest is open to students in two
separate categories: 7 to 10 and 11 to 18.
Rabbi Sol Schiff, Executive Vice President of the Rab-
binical Association of Greater Miami says "... At a time
when our young people are looking for excitement in
philosophies alien to Judaism, the Expo will give them an
opportunity to see for themselves the rich selection of
Jewish culture."
For further information regarding the contest, please
contact the International Kosher Foods and Jewish Life
Expo, 4400 North Federal Highway, Suite 210-13, Boca
Raton, Florida 33431. You can telephone the Expo toll-free
at 1-800-356-4404, or at 305-394-3795.
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Paf?J*._ The Jewjsh Floridian of South County/Friday, November 20, 1987
Presidential Visit Makes Points
Chaim Herzog marked the
first state visit by a president
of Israel to the United States
by reciting the traditional
Jewish prayer of
"shehecheyanu" at a White
House ceremony preceding his
hour-long meeting with Presi-
Continued from Page 1
Shifter, assistant secretary of
state for human rights and
humanitarian affairs; Rozanne
Ridgway, assistant secretary
of state for Europe and
Canada; Rep. Dante Fascell
(D., Fla.), chairman of the
House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee; and Sen. Daniel
Moynihan (D., N.Y.).
Theodore Ellenoff, AJCom-
mittee president, said the of-
ficials were highly supportive
of the mobilization plans, and
indicated that the demonstra-
tion should not be "modest."
Fascell showed strong interest
in attending, stating "his pas-
sionate belief in human liber-
ties," Ellenoff said.
The rally, to be held from 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. that Sunday,
will call on the Soviets to per-
mit the emigration of all Jews
who seek it, and to allow those
that want to remain in the
Soviet Union to practice their
religion without reprisal, he
dent Reagan Tuesday.
"At this moment as I stand
here as the president of a coun-
try born of the prayers of a na-
tion over the centuries and a
2,000-year-old struggle
against adversity, and view
this event in true perspective
against the background of our
long history, I cannot but give
expression to the age-old
Jewish prayer," he said.
Herzog then recited in
Hebrew and English, "thanks
to the Almighty for having
kept us alive and maintained
us to reach this time."
The ceremony was held in
the East Room of the White
House because the heavy rain
here precluded the traditional
South Lawn welcome for
foreign heads of state.
Reagan also noted the
"historic" occasion, pointing
out that Israel was observing
its 40th anniversary and
reminding the audience that
the United States was the first
country to extend it diplomatic
Both presidents pointed out
that this occasion coincided
with the anniversary of
Kristallnacht, on Nov. 9 and
10, 1938, when Jewish
synagogues, schools, homes
and stores were attacked by
the Nazis in Germany. Reagan
also spoke of the "obscene"
resolution equating Zionism
with racism adopted by the
United Nations General
Assembly on Nov. 10, 1975.
Reagan observed that in
1938, there was no Israel to
protect Jewish interests, but in
1975, Israel and the Jewish
people were defended at the
United Nations by Herzog,
then its ambassador there, as
well as by the United States
ambassador, who at the time
was Daniel Patrick Moynihan,
now a Democratic U.S.
senator representing New
Later, in an address to a
joint session of both houses of
Congress, Herzog thanked the
American legislators for adop-
ting a resolution urging the
United States to support ef-
forts to get the United Nations
to rescind the "Zionism is
racism" resolution. A similar
resolution was adopted in
Australia before his state visit
Both when Herzog entered
the House of Representatives
chamber and when he finished
his address, he was greeted
with tumultuous applause
from an audience made up of
senators and representatives
or members of their staff,
many foreign ambassadors
and several members of the
Cabinet, including Secretary
of State George Shultz and Ar-
my Lt. Gen. Colin Powell,
Reagan's newly named na-
tional security adviser.
House Speaker Jim Wright
(D-Texas) and Sen. William
Proxmire (D-Wis.), who
presided over the joint session,
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both mispronounced Herzog's
first name as "Shame" in their
At the White House, the two
presidents stressed the com-
mon democratic values shared
by Israel and the United
States and their commitment
to achieving peace in the Mid-
dle East.
"We share the conviction
that Israel can be secure and
realize its full promise and
genius only when security and
lasting peace can be achiev-
ed," Reagan stressed.
Reagan added that the effort
for peace must also "find a just
solution for the Palestinian
Herzog praised Reagan's ef-
forts to help achieve peace in
the Middle East which he
stressed Israel has sought
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"since we held out our hand to
our Arab neighbors in our
Declaration of Independence."
He told Reagan that "Israel
is prepared, as you are well
aware Mr. President, to move
forward, with your involve-
ment, to a further phase of this
Reagan stressed that Israel
and the United States are com-
mitted to human rights for all
"This is why America has
championed the cause of
Soviet Jews in their struggle
for religious freedom, and
right, if they wish, to
emigrate," the president said.
Noting that Americans re-
joiced at the "release" of
Natan Sharansky, Ida Nudel
and Vladimir Slepak, Reagan
said "many others, less well
known" also have the right to
Abu Nidal
Hijack No
Israeli Coup
There now appears to be little
substance to claims made last
weekend by the Abu Nidal ter-
rorist group that it had seized
an "Israeli yacht" off the coast
of the Gaza Strip and captured
eight "Israeli passengers
holding dual nationality."
Belgian authorities have
confirmed that five of the
passengers are Belgian
citizens residing in France who
are Catholic, not Jewish. They
were identified as Emmanuel
Houtekins, 42; his wife,
Godelieve Kets; their children,
Laurent, 17, and Valerie, 16;
and Emmanuel's brother, Fer-
nand, 40.
The French government is
reportedly trying to obtain in-
formation as to the fate of Fer-
nanda girlfriend, Jacqueline
Valente, 29, and her two
children, Marie-Laure, 6, and
Virginie, 4. Valente's mother,
Brigitte, has denied in France
that her daughter is Jewish.
Meanwhile, Israeli naval
sources say the yacht may
have been seized many miles
possibly 100 or more from
the Israeli coast, perhaps as
far away as Libya.
The International Commit-
tee of the Red Cross in Geneva
has announced that it nas
heard nothing about the inci-
dent and has received no word
from the terrorist group.
despite a promise the group
made Sunday at a news con-
ference in Beirut.

Friday, November 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Beach-Bred Professor 'Rewrites' Bible
Jewiah Floridian Staff Writer
IF THE BEST detectives
are the ones who can figure
out 'whodunit' from clues
which have been present all
along, then Biblical scholar
Richard Elliot Friedman, who
has recently written the book,
"Who Wrote The Bible?" may
be one of the best detectives of
all time.
Friedman, a professor of
Hebrew and Comparative
Literature at the University of
California at San Diego, has
re-examined the Bible, which,
according to Jewish tradition
was written by Moses, and, ac-
cording to popular scholarly
theory, was written and edited
by some four different sources.
Scholars have long pointed
to clues in the Bible which sug-
gest an author other than
Moses descriptions of
events which Moses could not
have described, such as his
death, the presence of
"doublets," or two different
versions of the same story, as
in the beginning of Genesis,
and the use of different names
for God in the different
Other scholars have
restricted themselves to
postulating a writer in ancient
Israel, (the 'E' author, who
calls God 'Elohim'), a writer in
Judah, (the author of the 'J'
document, which refers to God
as 'Jehovah') a 'P' or Priestly
author and a fourth author for
the book of Deuteronomy.
Friedman has gone further.
In a telephone interview from
his California office, Friedman
says he used "a mixture of ar-
chitectural, archaeological,
biblical and Talmudic
sources," along with the
writings of the Jewish
historian Josephus, who wrote
at the time of the second Tem-
ple. Friedman has suggested
two names, one for the author
of Deuteronomy and what is
known as the Deuteronomic
history (the books of Joshua,
Judges, Samuel 1 and 2 and
Kings 1 and 2) and one for the
redactor or editor who put the
Bible together into the form
we know it today.
"The prophet Jeremiah or
his scribe, Baruch Ben
Neriyah, one or the other is
editor and part author of seven
books of the Bible," says
Friedman, basing his theory in
part on the similarity of
language in the book of
Jeremiah and in Deuteronomy.
produced in two editions, the
first in Jerusalem at the time
of king Josiah and the second
in Egypt shortly after the time
of the exile. My research leads
me to believe that it was the
same person, and here
Jeremiah was in Jerusalem at
the time of Josiah and in
Egypt during the time of ex-
ile/' Friedman explains.
Jeremiah's "family
pedigree" as a descendant of
the priesthood "indicates he
had access to the sacred texts"
of Israel's history, which he
assembled together and
edited, according to Friedman.
While other biblical scholars
have conjectured that a
Deuteronomic historian or
school of historians assembled
the texts, no one has ventured
to name an individual as the
actual author and editor
"If it wasn't Jeremiah, it had
to be someone living at the
same time, in the same place,
writing in the same style and
agreeing with him on
everything," Friedman
Such a person might be
Baruch Ben Neriyah,
Jeremiah's scribe, who left
behind him one of the Bible's
most tangible clues as to
authorship a clay stamp
reading "belonging to Baruch
Ben Neriyah the Scribe" in an-
cient Hebrew lettering.
"We may be looking at the
signature of one of the authors
of the Bible, Friedman asserts.
"It's an extraordinary thing
like finding 'Moses Loves Zip-
porah' carved in a tree."
Even more extraordinary,
perhaps, is Friedman's asser-
tion that he may have pin-
pointed the person who took
various writings of the 'J
and 'E' authors.and wove
them together with the 'P'
document to produce the Bible
as we know it today.
"Ezra is the editor of the
Torah, the person who put it
all together," contends
4 We may be looking
at the signature of
one of the authors ,
extraordinary.. .'
"In the books of Ezra and
Nehemiah it is written that
Ezra shows up in Babylon with
a book, holds a big assembly at
the water gate, and reads the
Torah to the people, who hear
things they have never heard
before," recounts Friedman,
who dates this event at around
450 BCE.
"It is clear from the text
that what he read were the
five books of Moses, basically
what you and I have now. This
is the first time that it is made
clear that they have the whole
Torah, the same book you
fashioner of the Torah," Fried-
man says that his was "one of
the great literary
achievements of all time."
What makes Ezra's achieve-
ment also one of the most
ironic of all time, according to
Friedman, is that he combined
"two books meant to be alter-
natives to each other, and sew-
ed them together so brilliantly
that everyone accepted it for
2,000 years. We're only now
figuring out what he did."
The 'P' or priestly docu-
ment, he explains, was written
as an alternative to other
writings which often depicted
Moses' brother Aaron, from
whom the priesthood claimed
descent, in an unflattering
Another assertion which
Friedman makes in his book is
that the priestly writings, long
thought to have been written
during the time of the second
temple, actually may have
been authored "hundreds of
years earlier than that. The
priestly material must have
been written during the time
Richard E. Friedman
of the first temple."
Friedman bases his argu-
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Beach Author Cites Biblical 'Signatures'
Continued from Page 5
ment on the theory that the
tabernacle mentioned in the
Bible existed and was housed
in the first temple, as seems to
be implied by the priestly
writings. The tabernacle was
destroyed when the temple
was burnt down.
"You wouldn't write 'Wor-
ship only at the tabernacle' if it
had already been destroyed,"
Friedman contends, pointing
to the fact that the priestly
writings often refer to the
Other evidence which sug-
gests the impossibility of
Moses having personally writ-
ten the five books ascribed to
him. Friedman says the fact
that Moses, who lived around
the 13th century BCE almost
certainly spoke and wrote a
different Hebrew from the 7th
century BCE Hebrew in which
the books are written supports
his thesis.
LINGUISTIC analysis over
the past 15 years has made
such deductions possible,
although Friedman admits
that "we know nothing about
Moses' Hebrew. But even if I
never saw a page of
Shakespeare, I would know he
never said 'Far out, man
totally,' which is 20th Century
California English,' says the
Miami Beach-bred Friedman.
Friedman, who has been
likened to a detective unravel-
ing a mystery by many book
reviewers, once studied to
become a rabbi.
"I studied in the Conser-
vatie Rabbinical Seminary for
three years," he reveals. "I
considered becoming a rabbi."
"I was drawn to scholarship
though, and that was 1971
precisely the period that
Judaic Studies was growing up
(as a discipline) in colleges all
over this country."
Of his decision to choose a
more secular form of biblical
scholarship, Friedman says
simply that he "had an option.
Before, if you had intellectual
Judaic interests, you became a
The man who once con-
sidered the rabbinate has more
than a detective's appreciation
of the mystery of who wrote
the Bible.
"For a time, most biblical
scholars have been just taking
the Bible apart, and that's why
there is a lot of criticism of
Biblical scholarship," he
"But what's important now
is that we're at the point
where we can put it all
together, where we're not
reading 'J' or T.' but we re
reading the Bible."
will never be the same, says
Friedman, for now "we have
this added awareness of how
we come to it, a real apprecia-
tion of the complexity of the
events which came to produce
this book. It's like reading the
Bible in a poorly lit room and
then someone turns the lights
Friedman speaks with en-
thusiasm of the "richness" of
the text "written by over 100
authors." but some may argue
that proof that Moses did not
write the Bible is proof that
destroys not only the book's
mystery, but also some of its
power to inspire.
Asked if finding out that
Moses did not write the Bible
and discovering who may have
been the text's actual authors
and editors is like finding out
how a magician does his trick
Friedman replies that "it
hasn't had that effect on me."
"People who have read the
book and written me have ac-
tually expressed how it enrich-
ed the experience. The Bible
has always existed in an unreal
world that's why biblical
films always are so bad."
FRIEDMAN'S book, which
supplies political and
sociological background for
the possible authors of the Bi-
ble, dispells some of that sense
of unreality.
But it does not necessarily
have to dispell faith in the
nature of the Bible as a sacred
text, he insists.
"I'm not denying that the Bi-
ble is from God. Many people
seem to think that to say the
five books of Moses were not
by Moses is to say that they
were not revealed or inspired
by God," Friedman reveals.
"But a Biblical scholar sheds
no light on that at all. That's a
matter of faith. You can con-
tinue to believe that the five
books of Moses are from God
what you cannot believe is
that they were from Moses."
Ann Bialkin of New York has
received the Israel Ministry of
Labor and Social Affairs
award for voluntarism on
behalf of Elem/Youth in
Distress, a program fighting
teen-age delinquency in Israel.
Bialkin is president of Elem
and a former professional
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Friday, November 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Continued from Page 1
clearly far more concerned
with the immediate dangers
posed by Iran in its eight-year
war with Iraq, than with their
conflict with Israel, which has
been simmering for 40 years.
The summit endorsed Hus-
sein's basic line of policy
total backing of Iraq in the
Persian Gulf war. The move
cant rehabilitation of Egypt in
the Arab world, without in the
least compromising Israeli-
Egyptian diplomatic relations.
Egypt did not attend the
Amman summit, but had good
reason to be satisfied with its
outcome. Officially, Egypt has
been boycotted by the Arab
League since it signed its
peace treaty with Israel in
March 1979. But at the summit
represents a sharp reversal of hut week, each Arab coTnS
portion by Assad who, with was given permissionureS
Col. Moammar Gadhafi of ties with (Wo in the nJme of
Libya, is the only Arab leader
to have supported the regime
of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho-
meini. Assad dutifully
assented in die condemnation
of Iran.
In that context, the interna-
tional peace conference was a
far less urgent matter. The
Israel government remains
sharply divided on the issue.
Moreover, Hussein was forced
to agree that the Palestine
Liberation Organization must
participate, which, makes the
prospects of a conference even
more remote. But there was no
mention of a Palestinian state
any of the resolutions
But its foreign minister,
Rashed Abdallah, said in Cairo
that other Gulf states would
soon follow suit. He said his
country's decision was taken
after consultations with Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and
International Conference Of Chabad
The Brooklyn, N.Y. headquarters of the Chabad-
Lubavitch movement will be the scene of the annual inter-
national conference of SMuchim (emissaries) of the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. The
conference, which will begin n Saturday, Nov. 21, at a
special gathering Farbrengen addressed by the Rebbe
will deal with a wide range of issues facing the Jewish com-
munity throughout the world. Over four hundred shluchim
rabbis, Chabad House directors, school principals, and
regional directors from virtually every state and more
than thirty countries, will be in attendance.
recruiting all resources to ac-
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Cairo radio welcomed those
Arab countries which "return-
ed to Egypt." So far, the only
one is the small Gulf state of
Abu Dhabi, which renewed
diplomatic relations with
Egypt immediately after the
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adopted at the summit, a score
in Hussein's favor.
Nevertheless, a Damascus
radio commentary said the
summit conference did not
obscure, at least for Syria,
"the real problem of the Arab
world facing the Israeli
On the other hand, the suc-
cess of the. summit, from
Israel's point of view, was
underlined by the fact that it
was condemned by only two
countries Iran and Libya
and that it resulted in a sismifi-
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Reform Movement Faces AIDS
The Union of American
Hebrew Congregations
(UAHC), the association of
American Reform congrega-
tions, has prepared and
distributed the manual "Con-
fronting the AIDS Crisis" to
all 1,100 American Reform
rabbis and to individuals who
have asked for copies.
According to Albert
Vorspan, UAHC senior vice
president, "the AIDS disaster,
with its mounting list of vic-
tims and its climate of
hysteria, has generated an at-
mosphere of despair"
Vorspan reported in the fall
1986 issue of Reform Judaism,
that UAHC had responded by
organizing a Committee on
AIDS, acting on recommenda-
tions bv Rabbi Alexander
Schindler, UAHC president,
and a decision of the 1985
UAHC General Assembly.
Vorspan explained that UAHC
had acted out of determination
"not to yield to despair or
stand idly by while others
Declaring that the move-
ment well understood that it
could not find a cure, create a
vaccine, Vorspan noted that
"we can help to pierce the
darkness of public ignorance,
help combat discrimination
and the cruel misuse of
religion, which suggests AIDS
is divine punishment."
The manual contains 11
items. It outlines current fin-
dings about AIDS? including
that the disease cannot be
transmitted through casual
contact and a recommendation
that condoms be used in all
sexual acts. The suggestion
Cannon Shoots First
Negotiations now taking place in Jerusalem should
finalize a joint film venture between the U.S.S.R. and
Israel, the first of its kind. Russian film director George
Daniela and screenwriter Revez Gabeiadz (neither of them
Jewish) have met Cannon film magnate, Menahem Golan,
to discuss making a comedy with a Jewish subject. If suc-
cessful, shooting will begin next year, first in the U.S.S.R.
and then in Israel.
Nowhere To Go
Approximately 6,000 pre-school age children in the
Jerusalem area will have nowhere to go this year, despite
being registered for Na'amat (Histadrut women's
organization) day care centers. Na'amat cannot accept
these children through lack of buildings and other facilities
Na'amat Secretary-General Masha Lubelsky, has demand-
ed that the government build additional centers. Other-
wise, she warns, working mothers will be forced to leave
their jobs.
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and understanding for AIDS
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families of victims help them
"celebrate Jewish and other
holidays by decorating home
or hospital rooms or bringing
flowers" and including the vic-
tim, when possible, in holiday
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AIDS in America
Continued from Page 3
healthy and a firm believer in
In its survey, the AIDS
Treatment News reported that
110 respondents indicated that
they had used AL-721, and
that about 50 percent found
the treatment helpful while 15
Eercent indicated it was not
elpful and 35 percent said
they were uncertain.
"My thinking is that people
are mostly skeptical about any
new treatment," said John
James, publisher of AIDS
Treatment News. "They really
aren't as eager as you might
think to go out and try
something new. Of course if
they're within a few days of
death, they'll try anything.
But most people with AIDS
are healthy enough in the early
stages to begin studying and
doing their own research on
what's best for them. And I
find that generally people are
very skeptical."
"My thinking in general is
that the federal government is
still extremely remiss," said
Daniel Najjar, founder of the
National Jewish AIDS Project.
"They should be testing as
many drugs as possible. They
should be rushing new
treatments in through the
system. AL-721 is just an ex-
ample of how slowed up and
backed up their system is.
"New medications get
reported through the AIDS
grapevine very quickly," Naj-
jar continued. "AIDS activists
have been pleading with the
federal government to put into
trial anything they can. There
is absolutely no excuse for
delays except for human
Don Miller, a Baltimore gay
rights activist who was
diagnosed as having AIDS in
1983, said that his partner,
who also has AIDS, is using
the egg derivative to combat
his illness.
"From everything we've
seen so far, it's been good for
him," said Miller, who once
conducted a much publicized
survey to see which area
funeral homes would not ac-
cept people who had died of
Miller, who is receiving
treatment for an AIDS-related
lung problem, said that he
would also consider taking
AL-721 down the line if he
eldon HjeZZI
needed to. But after more than
four years since his diagnosis,
Miller said he's adjusted his at-
titude in an attempt to live
with AIDS instead of die from
"Personally, I've condition-
ed myself to accept any good
treatment that is shown not to
have any bad side effects,"
Miller said. "Sometimes the
side effects are worse than the
disease. I'm at a relatively
healthy level at this point. But
I could see how if a person got
really bad, they might start
grasping for medications. I
really don't like to take
medications to begin with.
"Some people" he con-
tinued, "are diagnosed in one
day and they go crazy. It's like
initial shock and they want to
take every drug that's out
there. For me, it's been more
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Or as Steve, a gay Jew who
works in the medical field in
Baltimore, said, "People are
experiencing a great deal of
wishful thinking. Maybe this
medication will be the one to
do it all for me. You have to
remember that people in this
situation will grasp at
"I know a person taking the
drug AZT who got really
sick," Steve continued, "And
now he's living by a
macrobiotic diet and he looks
wonderful, but God only knows
what's happening to his in-
sides. One day there's hope
and another day there's none.
Look, didn't Rock Hudson go
to France to do anything he
could? I know people who are
going to gurus, hoping to pray
the disease away. It's afi so
Phil Davis is the assistant editor of
the Baltimore Jewish Times.
B'nai B'rith Women, Boca
Raton Chapter, will hold their
annual children's home lun-
cheon on Thursday, Dec. 3, at
the Deercreek Country Club.
The proceeds benefit the
children's home in Israel. For
information call 947-1671.
Women's American ORT,
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holding a dinner at 1 p.m. Nov.
26, to be followed by a show at
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Coming events:
Saturday, Dec. 12
Newport Hotel "To
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Dec. 31-Jan. 2 New Year's
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Synagogue cAIgws
Temple Beth El presents a
seminar entitled, "Confron-
ting the AIDS Crisis." A panel
of experts speak on AIDS from
a medical and moral perspec-
tive, and examine how we can
respond to the crisis, 7 p.m.,
Nov. 22.
We are pleased to present a
unique production of song,
sight and entertainment on
Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.
The Sorelle Sisters,
Adriana and Anita, are the
stars of "Show of Shows."
These continental performers
were born in Italy and their in-
ternational background and
training is ever evident in their
style and songs.
Tickets are on sale at the
Temple. All seats are
Mann Auditorium, $5 per
person; Winik Hall, $4 per per-
son. Chairpersons: Louis and
Rose Medwin, 498-0006.
Sisterhood, Gertrude Silver-
man; Brotherhood, Julius
Sisterhood Temple Emeth
coming events: Annual
Malavah Malka, Saturday,
Dec. 12, at 7 pm. Buffet Sup-
per, Ceremonial Candle
Lighting Service, and a great
movie about Nobel Prize Win-
ner, Isaac Bashevis Singer. All
this for $7 per person.
Chairperson: Mollie Patinkin.
The next meeting of the
Singles Club of Temple
Emeth will take place on Mon-
day, Dec. 14 at noon. Guest
speaker Susan Fleischer will
speak on "Over 60 and Still
Sexy." Refreshments. Ann
Browning, Program
Forthcoming Trips:
Sunday, Dec. 13 Las
Vegas Show and Dinner at
Sheraton Bal Harbour $37.50
includes bus.
Thursday, Dec. 31 New
Year's Trip to Tarpon Springs
three days and two nights.
Shows, Dinners and New
Years Party $249.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the sermon on the
theme "Twins A World
Apart" at the Sabbath Morn-
ing Service on Saturday, Nov.
21, at 8:30 a.m.
The Se'udat Shli'shet with
the Rabbi's D'var Torah in
Yiddish will be celebrated in
conjunction with the Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Orach) 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.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the
Sisterhood of Anshei Emuna
Congregation is meeting at
the synagogue at noon for
their regualr monthly meeting.
A collation will precede the
meeting. You will be entertain-
ed by a Chanukah party
presented by the Jewish Day
School children.
The Sisterhood of Anshei
Emuna is sponsoring a Saxony
mini-vacation, starting on
Monday, Dec. 7 and returning
on Thursday, Dec. 10. Cost is
$140 for double occupancy,
and includes all gratuities and
bus. Please call Lucille Cohen
at 499-9496 or Nora Kalish at
499-9299 for reservations.
On Sunday, Dec. 20, at noon,
the Sisterhood is having a
Chanukah luncheon at the
Temple. Chicken and trimm-
ings will be served, and enter-
tainment will be provided. Call
499-9299 or 499-2644 for
reservations. Cost is $7 per
On Sunday, Jan. 10, the
Sisterhood will present a sup-
per and musicale at the
Synagogue, at 6:30 p.m. Guest
artist is singer and guitarist
Diane Shanin Cope. Tickets
are $7.50.
The Sisterhood of Anshei
Emuna will be attending
"Biloxie Blues" at the Ruth
Forman Theatre on Sunday,
Jan. 17. The price is $28 for
both the show and lunch at the
East Side Deli. We will meet at
the synagogue at 10:30 a.m.,
and a bus will take us to the
deli, the theater, and back.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks
will preach the Sermon on the
theme "What Has Happened
To Your Dream" at the Sab-
bath Morning Service on
Saturday, Dec. 5 commencing
at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow.
The Se'udat Shli'shet with
the Rabbi's D'var Torah in
Yiddish will be celebrated in
coniunction with the Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Orach) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceeding the Daily Morning
Minyon Services and at 5 p.m.
in coniunction with the Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacobs and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairmen of the
Membership Committee.
For further information, call
On Friday, Nov. 27, the
Temple will sponsor a special
Shabbat Service and festive
Oneg Shabbat in honor of all
these who joined the Temple in
Shared Care, an Interfaith
Day Care Program offering ac-
tivities for the elderly and
respite for their caregivers, is
open to the community by
registration. The program,
sponsored by Temple Beth El
and St. Joan of Arc Parish,
will take place every Wednes-
day, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. at Temple Beth El.
The Temple Beth El
Judaica Shop is having a
Chanukah Bazaar in the lobby
of the Temple. Chanukah
decorations, wrappings,
children's books, party goods,
gilt coins, cards, toys, jewelry,
mezuzahs, a large selection of
menorahs, and much more.
The hours are, daily, from 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays
from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Single Parents are invited
to meet other single parents to
participate in a Havurah
regarding dealing with the
issues confronting you.
Discuss with rabbis and
psychiatrists ways of dealing
with your concerns, at 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Temple Beth El.
Temple Beth El, co-sponsor
with Syracuse University and
The Boca Raton News, will
present a National Issues
Forum, following Friday even-
ing services at 8 p.m. on Nov.
20. Leaders will discuss with
the congregation the subject of
freedom of speech where do
we draw the line? Can freedom
of speech be guaranteed for all
regardless of viewpoint?
Confronting the AIDS crisis
learn and discuss the
medical, legal and moral im-
pact of AIDS and how it af-
fects us in our schools, govern-
ment community, workplace
and synagogues. Thomas
Mills, superintendent of Palm
Beach County Schools, will
serve on a panel of experts on
Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at Temple
Beth El.
"Sunday at Three," the
Young Artists Series at Tem-
ple Beth El of Boca Raton, will
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feature the following artists
for its 1988 series:
Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7
Stephanie Chase, violin.
Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21
"Music by Three," featur-
ing Daniel McKelway, clarinet;
Rina Dokshinsky, piano; and
Christopher Costanza, cello.
Sunday afternoon, March 6
Navah Perlman, piano
(daughter of violinist Itzhak
Sunday afternoon, March 27
Paul Neubauer, viola.
All performances will be
held at 3 p.m., at Temple Beth
El. For more information, call
the concert office, 391-8600.
Sisterhood Temple Beth
Shalom will have their next
regular meeting on Monday,
Nov. 23 at 1 a.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Rabbi Samuel Silver, of
Temple Sinai, Delray Beach,
will be the guest on the Jerry
Wishner Show, WNWS, 790
on the AM dial, on Wednes-
day, Nov. 25, 9 p.m.
President of the Southeast
Region of Zionist Organization
of America, the rabbi will com-
ment on the 40th anniversary
of the UN's decision authoriz-
ing the establishment of a
Jewish state in Palestine on
Nov. 29, 1947.
The rabbi will also point out
the relationship between the
Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or
Tabernacles, with the national
holiday of Thanksgiving.
Friday, Nov. 27, Shabbat
services will take place at
Temple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlanti
Ave., Delray Beach, at 8:15
p.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver's
sermon will be "From Heel to
Healer." Cantor aine
Shapiro will be in attendance.
Saturday,Nov. 28 Pirke
Avot at 9 a.m., followed by ser-
vices at 10 am. at Temple Sinai
of Delray Beach.
For the hard of hearing,
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach
has available "Pockettalker"
amplifier for services. Please
request same of ushers when
you arrive.
If you are not affiliated with
another Temple, please con-
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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 I
: at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m. jij:
I 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. Cantor Elliott Dicker. :j:
I Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m. :j:
: Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month. :j:
j Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262. S
: Phone: 392-5732. President: Steven D. Marcus. Services Fridays :j:
: evening five minutes before candlelighting. Shabbat morning 9 :j:
: a.m. Sunday morning minyan at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at :j:
: the new building 7900 Montoya Circle. 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- |:|
i 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 j:|
: programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
I 7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser- jij
: 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. :j:
: 333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform. |
: Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi :>
j Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at jij
: 8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each j:j
: month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
i Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con- |
i servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m. j:j
: and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. :
I and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph |
i M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser- :
vative. Phone: 498-3636. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler, |
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m. g
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 8:16 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver, |
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.
sider Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
For information call Helyn
Berger, 276-6161.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
Series every first Thursday of
the month at 10 a.m. at Tem-
ple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach.
Rabbi Samuel Silver of Tem-
ple Sinai. Delray Beach, will
How To Describe Chanukah
To Our Non-Jewish Friends
The Jewish holiday of
Chanukah commemorates
history's struggle for religious
The war took place 165 years
before the time of Jesus. Judea
was then part of a kingdom
which came under the control
of a Greco-Syrian king named
Like Russia today, the
regime permitted its con-
quered people to live but bann-
ed any Kind of worship except
that prescribed by the
monarch. His brand of
paganism called for the wor-
ship of idols, including one of
Every nation under An-
tiochus acquiesced, except
Judea. Enraged, Antiochus
sent his armies agaist
Jerusalem and planted his im-
ages in the holy temple itself.
Against this desecration a
hardy group of rebels arose led
by Mattathias, a Jewish priest
and his five sons who came to
be known as Maccabeans.
For three years the battles
raged. The fighting Jews held
off the mightiest armies on
earth. Although they began
with a handful their forces
grew. Miraculously, the Jews
were victorious! They routed
the enemy and repaired to the
temple where they conducted a
ceremony of rededication.
Chanukah is Hebrew for re-
Ever since, the Jewish peo-
ple have celebratated the holi-
day for eight days. Worship
services and sermons in the
synagogue glorify the idea of
religious liberty, the gift of the
Maccabees to posterity.
In the home and synagogue,
a candelabrum (Hebrew:
menorah) is the centerpiece of
the observance. On the first
night, a candle is lit, amidst
prayers thanking the Almighty
One for inspiring spiritual
heroes to make sacrifices for a
noble cause. On each night
threreafter, an additional light
is kindled. The crescendo of
light symbolizes the enlarge-
ment of forces engaged in a
sacred endeavor.
Chanukah is a gift-giving
holiday. But, as at all Jewish
festivals, gifts are also given to
the poor. Contributions to
charity are a fixture for all
Jewish observances.
Christians might have good
reason to share in the celebra-
tion of Chanukah since the
Maccabees saved the idea of
monotheism which some 160
years later inspired the birth
of a daughter faith,
The Chanukah saga is
recorded in several books of
that post-Biblical literature
known as the Apocrypha. The
Books of the Maccabees
describe in detail the way in
which the weak overcame the
strong. It is a strory which has
been duplicated other times as
well. Witness the triumph of a
handful of colonists under
George Washington against
the British. Witness the in-
credible way a handful of
British aviators held off the
Nazi hordes. Witness the vic-
tories of the modern Macabees
in the resurrected state of
Israel against forces which
outnumbered them 200 to 1.
The story of the Maccabees
(also known as the Hasmo-
neans) has also been cor-
roborated by archeologial
finds. In the tenth chapter of
the Book of John, in the New
Testament we read about
Jesus' observance of
Chanukah, which is also
known as the Feast of Lights.
Christians and Jews will
join, as they observe their
separate holydays, in prayers
that the Holy Land and its en-
virons will at long last enjoy
the blessings of permanent
Chanukah is not a holiday
when Jewish children absent
themselves from school (as
they do on the high Holydays,
Passover, Pentecost and
The first sound of the word,
Chanukah, is the gargling gut-
tural like the "ch" in the Ger-
man, "ich," or the "x," n
Also known as the Festival
of Lights, Chanukah in 1987,
begins Tuesday night, Dec. 15,
in 1988, it begins Friday night,
Dec. 9.
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talk about "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities" every third Thurs-
day of the month at 10 a.m.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai, Delray Beach will pre-
sent the 2nd in their "Musical
Review" series on Sunday,
Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. The show is
"The Outrageous," seats are
reserved and tickets are $6.25
p/p. For information call
Temple Sinai of Delray
Beach, proudly presents, "The
Dardasnti Family" on Sunday,
Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. A concert
featuring cantonal, popular
and broadway music. All seats
are reserved. Tickets are $7
p/p. For information call
Kulanu of Temple Sinai,
Delray Beach will host the last
of the Jewish Film Series on
Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The
movie, "Symphony for Six
Million" (this is not about the
Holocaust). Tikets are $4
which includes refreshments.
For information call 276-6161.
The 3rd Temple Sinai Blood
Donor Day is scheduled for
Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition to giving blood, at
the same time free blood
pressure and cholesterol tests
will be offered. All con-
gregants, family members,
and friends of the community
are eligible tojoin our group.
Pre-register. The lifeyousave
may be your own. The blood
drive will take place at Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, 276-6161.
Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
will hold three Hebrew
1. Conversational Hebrew
Intermediate. 10 weeks Mon-
days, 9-10:30 a.m.
2. Conversational Hebrew
Beginners. 10 Weeks Mon-
days, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
3. Prayer Book Hebrew. 10
Weeks Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m.
For information and
registration call Temple office
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The Silver Lining
(A Seren Arta Feature)
When Chanukah comes
Don't we ail feel
Fresh admiration
For Maccabean zeal?
When Chanukah comes
More praise is due
To the intrepidity
Of the fighting Jew.
The idea of war
Makes the Jew morose
But with freedom at stake
He can be bellicose.
War? No sensitive Jew
Can really enjoy it;
But for a good cause
He learned to employ it.
Just eighteen hundred
And seventeen years ago
Idolatry was offered,
And the Jews said, "No!"
Could the rebellion
Really thrive?
On one side, legions;
On the other, five.
But those five brothers
With their father, the priest
Inspired others, so
Their numebrs increased.
For three years they fought
In field and in cave;
Religious freedom
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To mankind they gave.
Fighting Jews
In our time as well
Have performed miracles.
Witness Israel.
We start with one candle
Till eight are aglow
To symbolize the way
A worthy project can grow.
At first a large force
Faced a littler.
But the good can prevail.
Remember Hitler.
In December Jews
Are enchanted
By Yuletide glitter
Kids wanna be Santa-ed.
Monotheism was saved;
Paganism routed;
In Judea years later
A daughter faith sprouted.
So instead of Jews
Going the Yuletide way
Christians ought to mark
The Jewish holiday.
A holiday provides
An emotional lift.
So light the candles,
Give everyone a gift.
Go to shul,
Sing "Maoz Tzur,"
Spin the dray del,
Help the poor.
Joyously celebrate
The Chanukah feast.
And let's all pray for
Peace in the Mideast.
Rabbi Samuel M. Silver
Paul Levine of Boca Raton,
Fla., a veteran campaign ex-
ecutive with 29 years ex-
perience in directing fundrais-
ing efforts for Jewish com-
munity federations and the
State of Israel, has been named
director of Yeshiva Univer-
sity's Southeast Region, with
headquarters in Miami Beach.
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