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Reform Argue
Galut-Diaspora
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The 99th annual convention of
the Central Conference of
American Rabbis ended here
with a spirited defense of the
principle that one can be a true
Zionist without living in Israel.
The CCAR is the rabbinical
organization of Reform
Judaism in the United States.
Its convention created a stir
here, and an angry reaction
from some government circles,
when the rabbis delivered a
letter to Premier Yitzhak
Shamir deploring "the policy
of deliberate beatings ordered
by Defense Minister (Yitzhak)
Rabin as beyond the bounds of
Jewish moral values."
The protest was against the
Israel Defense Force policy of
pursuing and beating Palesti-
nian demonstrators in the ad-
ministered territories. In re-
cent weeks, the policy has been
greatly modified to forbid us-
ing beatings to punish
demonstrators after a riot
takes place.
Rabbi Eugene Lipman,
president of the CCAR, stated
in his address that it is not
necessary to live in Israel to be
an authentic Zionist. Rabbi Si-
meon Maslin of Philadelphia
differentiated between galut
and Diaspora.
"Galut is not a place, galut is
the abandonment, willingly or
unwillingly of the Jewish mis-
sion" and therefore, authentic
Jewish life in America is not
necessarily galut, he said.
Israel to Cooperate On
Iran-Contra Investigation
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Israel has signed a secret
agreement with the special
prosecutor in the Iran-conira
affair, pledging Jerusalem's
continued cooperation in the
investigation on a
"government-to-government
basis," it was announced here.
The agreement was signed
recently and approved by the
Israel Cabinet, according to a
statement made by the Israel
Embassy.
"The government of Israel
and the independent counsel
expressed their hope and
desire that with the attain-
ment of the agreement their
cooperation will continue in ac-
cordance with the agreement
to their mutual satisfaction,"
the statement said. "The
terms of the agreement are
classified."
Although the embassy would
not go beyond the statement,
the agreement apparently
means that Israel will turn
over to special prosecutor
Lawrence Walsh the same in-
formation it presented to the
congressional committees that
investigated the secret sale of
arms to Iran and the illegal use
of profits to fund the
Nicaraguan rebels, known as
contra*.
Walsh angered the Israeli
government last year when he
tried to subpoena David Kim-
che, the former director
general of the Israel Foreign
[inistry, and Al Schwimmer,
a businessman with dual
Israeli-American citizenship
who was instrumental in the
transfer of U.S. missiles to
Iran.
The Israeli government
threatened to cut off all
cooperation with Walsh. Israel
has stressed that the involve-
ment of any Israelis in the
shipment of arms to Iran was
on behalf of the Israeli govern-
ment and not individuals.
Throughout the Iran-Contra
investigation, Israel has been
reluctant to allow any of the
Israelis involved, inside or out-
side the government, to be
questioned by the United
States. However, it did allow
some of them to be questioned
inside Israel. The Israeli
government also has provided
written information to the
various probes on the affair.
It was not clear whether the
agreement between Walsh and
Israel would include written
replies to questions from the
Israelis involved in the case.
Nor was it clear whether the
Israeli information would be
used at the trial of the four
persons already indicted as a
result of Walsh's investiga-
tion: Rear Adm. John Poindex-
ter, former national security
adviser; Lt. Col. Oliver North,
a former National Security
Council aide; and Richard
Secord and Albert Hakim,
both involved in the transfer of
arms to Iran and the use of
profits from the arms sale to
supply the Contras.
Walsh has indicated that
there would be further
indictments.
The special congressional
committees that investigated
the Iran-contra affair found no
involvement by Israel in the
transfer of funds to the con-
tras, but concluded that Israel
played a major role in opening
and continuing the initiative to
Iran.
Two-year-old Jamal Heacock, the son of
teacher Roger Heacock from Philadelphia who
is currently living in Ramallah, walks his
bike down a street as an Israeli Army patrol
wmmmmnM
passes by. Though calm, the street is the fre-
quent scene of violent anti-Israel demonstra-
tions. AP/Wide World Photo
Panama's Civic Group
Denies Anti-Semitism
NEW YORK, N.Y. Leaders of the Panamanian National
Civic Crusade have assured the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith that the organization rejects the anti-Semitism that
erupted during its general strike in Panama last June and will
take steps to prevent a repetition.
Flyers distributed by Crusade members during the strike
focused on Jewish merchants who had refused to close their
shops.
Aurelio Barria, head of the National Civic Crusade, and other
leaders of the group, gave the reassurances during a meeting in
Panama City last week with ADL representatives.
The ADL mission found the majority of Jews favor a quick end
to the current political and economic crises and a return to
democratic government. While investigating reports of last
year's outbreak of anti-Semitism, they learned that owners of
clothing shops along Panama City's Central Avenue shopping
thoroughfare, who are primarily Jews, had been pressured by
both sides in the political struggle. When the strike was called,
government representatives visited many stores and warned the
owners of dire consequences if they closed. When they remained
open, anti-Semitic flyers were widely distributed and some Jews
received threatening phone calls.


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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 8, 1988

Another Jesse Jackson Coalition
Michigan's Democratic caucus results of last
weekend touched off speculation on two
separate fronts. The Reverend Jesse Jackson's
decisive victory more than 50 percent of the
popular vote for the moment ended talk that
Governor Michael Dukakis is the inevitable
presidential nominee of his party. It also ended
the aspirations of Rep. Richard Gephardt,
whose blaze of glory rolled steadily downhill
after his Iowa triumph.
The Reverend Mr. Jackson also addressed a
gathering of "Arab Americans for Jesse
Jackson" at the Islamic Center of America in
Detroit only hours before the Michigan voting.
A photograph of Jackson with his arm around
Imam Mohamed Chirri was distributed na-
tionally by the Associated Press, and included
in the pictures made available to Anglo-Jewish
publications which are eligible to reproduce AP
photos.
Thus Jackson not only chose to solicit sup-
port from the large Arab American population
in the Detroit area, but also may have decided
to write off the Jewish American vote in
Michigan and in remaining key primaries such

as New York, California and Pennsylvania.
His decision to so openly court the Arab
Americans at the Islamic Center, even though
his address merely stated that peace is at-
tainable in the Middle East, evoked bitter
memories of his campaign four years ago.
Jackson's efforts to place his closeness to PLO
Chairman Arafat and to Minister Farrakhan in
the past seemingly not are over.
It will be interesting to see if the seemingly
small segment of liberal Jews who have joined
Jackson's "Rainbow Coalition" stands silent in
the face of what must be regarded as a major
policy decision on the part of one of the
Democrats' two biggest vote-getters and
delegate winners to date.
And those Democrats who are the biggest
workers, contributors and fund raisers for
their party around the nation, and also are
Jewish, also will be looked to for reaction.
Even silence has untold significance in the
days and weeks ahead towards a convention
which may acutally select the nominee after
the gavel drops for the first time.
Testament to German Jewry
AMERICA'S PLUMPEST PITTED PRUNES
By SIGRID SCHWARZWALD
BRUNSWICK (DaD) The
Jewish Museum, a new depart-
ment at the Brunswick
Landesmuseum in the north of
the Federal Republic of Ger-
many, is a significant new ven-
ture based on what may well
have been the oldest Jewish
museum in the world. In the
first half of the 18th century
Alexander David, 1687-1765,
an agent to the Duke of
Brunswick, built up a collec-
tion of Jewish art and ar-
tifacts. Much of his collection
survived the persecution of the
Jews in the Third Reich and
still testifies to Jewish life in
days gone by.
An outstanding exhibit is the
restored interior of a
synagogue, the social center of
the Jewish community where
Jews prayed and the Torah
was read and studied.
Religious objects hold pride of
place in the collection of
Judaica at the Brunswick
museum, but a wide range of
objects and documents
testifies to the whole gamut of
German Jewish life over the
past 200 years. They include a
silver pointer used to read the
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Friday, April 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Memoir of a Visit to Israel
Four families at Temple
Beth Am of Margate hosted
approximately 20 officers and
gsrsonnel from the U.S.S.
oosevelt for the second
Passover Seder.
A traditional first Seder was
held on board the aircraft car-
rier the night before
The Naval personnel also at-
tended festival services at
Temple Beth Am, at which the
ship's Commander and
Chaplain addressed the
congregation.
Hosting the Seders were
Rabbi Paul and Lea Plotkin,
Mark and Paulette Ballin,
Steven and Ruth Greene, and
Steven and Sue Lowenkron.
Lebersfeld Family Honored
Rose and Arthur Lebersfeld
of Boca Raton and their
children, Adele and Herman
Lebersfeld, Debra and Max
Lebersfeld, and Gloria
Lebersfeld Schwartz, all of
Short Hills, N.J. are being
honored on Sunday, April 10,
at 5 p.m. by the Congregation
Beth El Friends of The Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America at the synagogue in
South Orange. Arthur
Lebersfeld, retired chief ex-
ecutive officer of Capitol
Lighting, has been involved
with the American Jewish
Congress, B'nai B'rith,
Hadassah, Congregation Beth
El of the Oranges and
Maplewood Men's Club, and
the South County Jewish
Federation. Mrs. Lebersfeld is
a past president of the Beth El
Sisterhood and a former chair-
man of the synagogue's Torah
Fund-Residence Halls Cam-
paign. Their children have also
been active in community and
Jewish affairs.
AIPAC Founder
I.L. Kenen Dead At 83
WASHINGTON (JTA) I.L. (Si) Kenen, the founder
and former longtime executive director of the American
Israel Pubic Affairs Committee (AIPAC)), died of a heart
attack at his home here. Funeral services and burial were
held in Washington.
Kenen, who was 83, began his long career of lobbying in
support of a Jewish state in 1943, when he was director of
the American Emergency Committee on Zionist Affairs in
New York. He was tine Jewish Agency's information direc-
tor at the United Nations qi ^947 and 1S4S, and then in
1949, was a member of the first Israeli delegation to the
United Nations.
Kenen moved to Washington in 1951 and established the
American Zionist Committee to lobby Congress in support
of Israel. Three years later the committee became AIPAC,
the only official lobby for Israel in the United States.
By RABBI SAMUEL M.
SILVER
A visitor to Israel is astound-
ed to discover that life in the
major cities is normal despite
the riots in the territories.
On our looksee in Israel,
which lasted about ten days,
we spent time in Jerusalem,
Haifa, Tel Aviv, Natanya and
Petach Tikvah. We visited the
Wall for our first time and
found the area abrim with
tourists, with a Bar Mitzvah
ceremony in progress.
True, the Israelis are aware
of what is going on in the West
Bank and Gaza, but they have
confidence in the ability of the
army to cope successfully with
the uprisings which they feel
were ignited and incited by the
PLO, which is still determined
to destroy the Jewish state.
We attended sessions of two
Reform organizations: the
Central Conference of
American Rabbis and the
World Union for Progressive
Judaism. We were heartily
greeted by Shamir, Peres,
Navon, Eban, Kollek, Katzir,
and, most eloquent of all,
President Chaim Herzog. All
of these notables expressed joy
that Reform is making pro-
gress in Israel, the 22 Reform
congregations there providing
an alternative to ultra-
Orthodoxy for those who
desire a brand of religious
Judaism.
We attended the dedication
of a new edifice of the Reform
congregation of Tel Aviv. We
also were stirred by the con-
secration of expanded
quarters of the Jerusalem
branch of the Reform
seminary, the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion.
At sessions of the global
Reform organization, the
World Union for Progressive
Judaism, we rubbed shoulders
with delegates from England,
France, Italy Switzerland,
South Africa, Australia, New
Zealand and other countries
where Reform flourishes.
My wife and I are most
grateful to Temple Sinai for
permitting us to see the
Jewish land (after an absence
of 21 years) and to participate
in the exciting proceedings
and to note the vibrancy of the
Jewish community of Israel.
We assure everyone that
travel in Israel is safe and that
tours of the cities and the
museums (notably the
Diaspora Museum of Tel Aviv)
are most rewarding.
Rabbi Agler Meets With Palestinian Peace Activist
Eabbi Richard Agler, of
Congregation B'nai Israel,
Boca Raton, has returned from
a week-long stay in Israel, in-
cluding a trip to the West
Bank Refugee Camp of Shufat
under the protection of
Palestinian Arab activist
Mubarak A wad. Agler was in
Israel attending the 99th An-
nual Convention of the Central
Conference of American
Rabbis.
"We learned many things in
our mission," asserted the
Rabbi, "but above all we learn-
ed that .. there is no peace
because, there are as .yet no
Arabs with sufficient standing
or authority within their com-
munity who are willing or able
to come to the table and talk
peace, a peace that recognizes
Israel's existence, security and
essential Jewish character."
Rabbi Agler contacted
Awad, who serves as director
of the Palestian Center for the
Study of Non-Violence, after
the Arab activist had par-
ticipated in a panel discussion
at the rabbinic convention, and
suggested that convention par-
ticipants see for themselves
"what is going on in the
camps." Though not convinced
that Awad's views were
"either fair or balanced," Rab-
bi Agler said he and some of
his colleagues "were hopeful
because... he (Awad) remains
one of the few Palestinian
Arabs who has been allowed to
engage in any kind of dialogue
with the Jewish community. It
was an opportunity for greater
understanding," explained
Rabbi Agler.
After meeting with Awad
and interviewing several of his
followers, Agler said that "the
skepticism remains.
"Although Awad, and his
followers speak of non-violent
protest and of beinga satisfied
were there to be a Palestinian
Arab state on the West Bank
and Gaza living peacefully
alongside Israel," explains
Agler, Dr. Awad lacks the
power to speak to Secretary
Shultz and announce that he is
bringing a delegation to the
negotiating table. It seems
that the real Palestinian
leadership merely tolerates
Awad. Certainly, his message
of non-violence has not been
heeded by the present genera-
tion of protesters."
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There is little doubt that the
burgeoning Iraqi pipeline scan-
dal will damage the Labor
Party's electoral chances
the only question is how much
damage it will do.
Likud Members of Knesset
are pressing Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir to dismiss
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres from the national unity
government if Peres continues
to refuse to provide a full
disclosure of his role in the
pipeline affair.
MK Haim Kaufman, head of
the Likud's Knesset bloc, said
that there are three pressing
questions that Peres has vet to
address: the extent of the
financial dealings between
Labor and millionaire Bruce
Rappaport, who allegedly
negotiated to bribe Labor in
exchange for its support of the
pipeline project; the refusal of
Labor spokesmen to deny the
contents of a Rappaport memo
suggesting that Labor prefers
Ashkenazi immigrants over
Sefardic immigrants, because
Ashkenazim are more likely to
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Organizations
AMIT WOMEN
Amit Women Beersheva
Chapter will meet on Wednes-
day, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. at
the American Savings Bank,
Kings Point, Delray Beach.
Refreshments will be served.
HADASSAH
The Boca Maariv Chapter
will meet on Wednesday, April
20, 12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth
Shalom, Century Village.
A bus trip to Bonnet House
and Museum in Ft. Lauderdale
on Wednesday, May 11 is plan-
ned. Lunch will be at the
Breakers Hotel. Reservations:
482-6784.
The Aviva Chapter will
meet on Wednesday, April 27,
at noon, at Patch Reef Park
Clubhouse. Installation of of-
ficers for the 1988-1989 year
will be held at that time.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN
ORT
Women's American ORT,
Boca Century Chapter, will
meet on Wednesday, April 13,
12:30 p.m. in the administra-
tion building. On Wednesday
evening, April 15, a bus trip to
Pompano Race Track with din-
ner at "Top of Park," has been
planned. Other plans include a
Mothers Day cruise on the Vik-
ing Princess. A bus will leave
for the ship at 8:30 a.m.
Brunch and dinner will be
served on board and entertain-
ment and games will be provid-
ed. For information, 487-3920.
Women's American ORT,
All Points Chapter will meet
on Tuesday, April 19, at noon
at the American Savings Bank
in Kings Point. Bagels and cof-
fee will be served. A Mother's
Day (May 8) brunch cruise on
the Viking Princess has been
planned. The bus will leave
from Seville Clubhouse at 8:30
a.m. The $58 price covers
round trip bus transportation,
cruise fare, port taxes,
breakfast and midday buffets,
entertainment, dancing and
movies. For information:
499-4851.
The newly formed North
Palm Beach Chanter of
Women's American ORT will
hold a luncheon and card party
on Wednesday, April 20, in the
Tangelwood clubhouse. For in-
formation: 622-0351.
The Del Pointe Chapter of
Women's American ORT has
planned an evening at the
Fountainbleau's Club
Tropigala on Sunday, May 1.
The $36 charge covers dinner,
dancing and floor show,
gratuities and transportation.
For information: 498-1325.
WOMEN'S LEAGUE
FOR ISRAEL
The Nathanya Sooth
Chapter of Women's League
for Israel will meet Monday,
April 18, at 7 p.m. at Patch
Reef Park Community Center,
Boca Raton.
Comedienne/story-teller
Rose Rifkin will present a pro-
gram of Jewish lore and
humor.
Refreshments will be served.
For information: 498-3207 or
499-4432.
HADASSAH
The Menachem Begin
Chapter will meet Wednesday,
April 20, at noon at Temple
Emeth, Delray Beach. Rabbi
Pincus Aloof of Temple Anshei
Sholom will speak on "Israel's
40 Years."


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Friday, April 8,1988
Volume 10
21NISAN5748
Number 8
Shared Care
The fifth anniversary of the
Shared Care program in Boca
Raton was commemorated by
a proclamation by Boca Raton
Mayor Emil F. Danciu, declar-
ing March 23,1988 as "Shared
Care Day."
Shared Care, an interfaith
day care program offering ac-
tivities for the elderly and
respite for their caregivers, is
sponsored jointly by Temple
Beth El, St. Joan of Arc Parish
and the First Presbyterian
Church, all of Boca Raton.
Senior citizens are given the
opportunity to attend an ac-
tivity program on Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ac-
tivities include current
evewnts discussions, health
care advice, exercise participa-
tion, musical entertainment,
sing-alongs and games.
In acknowledging the an-
niversary of toe program,
Mayor Danciu commended
Temple Beth El "for providing
the program's able coor-
dinator, Sis Rader, and the use
of its fine facilities ..." and
recognized the efforts of all
three sponsoring groups and
the volunteers.
The program is open by
registration. For information:
391-8900.
Art Exhibit
Twenty-nine of the best
works of art by Florida Atlan-
tic University students will be
on display at the Ritter Art
Gallery through April 29.
The works represent a varie-
ty of media including
photography, painting,
sculpture, pottery and
graphics.
Located on the Boca Raton
campus, the gallery is open
Tuesday through Friday, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. and there is no
admission charge.
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Hard Of Hearing People,
Delray Chapter, holds mini-
breakfast membership
meetings on the second Friday
of each month, at the West
Atlantic Avenue branch of the
American Savings Bank.
The Friday, April 8 meeting
starts at 9 a.m. with Easter
Seals Field Engineer Diane
Moonen as the guest speaker.
Passover delicacies will be
served. All hearing impaired
people, their relatives, friends
and neighbors are invited to
attend. For information:
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TEMPLE BETH AM
Temple Beth Am Men's
Club Blood Donor Drive will
be held on Sunday, April 10, at
9:30 a.m. A free breakfast will
be served to all donors. For in-
formation, 971-1134.
TEMPLE BETH EL
Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton will have Family Shab-
bat Services on Friday, April
8, at 8 p.m. The services will be
conducted by the teachers and
students of the Tuesday even-
ing Academy program.
Yizkor services are schedul-
ed for 10:30 a.m. on April 8.
A Tot Shabbat, geared to
families with preschoolers, will
be held Saturday, April 9, at 9
a.m. in the sanctuary. The
45-minute session will include
a brief service, an art project
and a snack.
Temple Beth El is located at
333 SW 4 Ave., Boca Raton.
ANSHEI EMUNA
The concluding Passover
service will be celebrated on
Friday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m.,
with morning services on Fri-
day and Saturday, April 8 and
9, at 8:30 a.m. The special
Pesach Yizkor Memorial Ser-
vice will be incorporated in the
Sabbath Passover Service
on Saturday, April 9. Rabbi
Dr. Louis L. Sacks will preach
the sermons on the over-all
theme of "Freedom Through
Religion."
Rabbi Dr. Sacks will preach
the Sefmon on "Holocaust and
Renewal" at the Sabbath mor-
ning service Saturday, April
16, at 8:30 a.m. Kiddush will
follow.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Dr. Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceding the daily Minyon
services and at 5:30 p.m. in
conjunction with the daily
Twilight Minyon services.
A seminar in the Talmudic
Tome "Pirke O'vos" (Ethics of
our Fathers) is led by Rabbi
Dr. Sacks in the course of the
Sabbath Twilight Minyon
services.
The Anahei Emuna In-
stitute for Adult Jewish
Education also presents
courses in: "Great Passages of
the Torah," led by Rabbi Dr.
Sacks on Wednesdays at 2:30
p.m.; and "Class in Mishna,"
with Max Lenowitz, the Ba'al
Koran, on Wednesdays at 3:30
p.m. The Institute is co-
sponsored by the Congrega-
tion, Sisterhood and Men's
Club, and there are no fees.
For information, 499-9229.
Anshei Emuna is located at
16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach.
TEMPLE
ANSHEI SHALOM
The Men's Clnb will sponsor
a breakfast meeting on Sun-
day, April 17, at 9:30 a.m.
Guest speaker will be Les
Kaufman of Prudential Bache.
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Congregation B'nai
Israel's Shabbat services are
held at the Center for Group
Counseling on Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton. The Friday, April
8 services commence at 8 p.m.
Michelle Wasch's third grade
class from B'nai Israel's
School for Living Judaims will
assist in the presentation of
the service.
The April 15 Shabbat ser-
vices begin at 8 p.m. and will
include Yom Ha Shoah Obser-
vance, Holocaust Remem-
brance Service, Torah service
and dedication of the Memorial
Scroll that the congregation
recently acquired from the late
Jewish community of Kostelec
nad Labem, Czechoslovakia.
TEMPLE EMETH
Singles Clnb is sponsoring a
trip to Ocean Walk in
Hollywood on Wednesday,
April 13. The cost is $7 with
lunch on your own. For reser-
vations: 499-9235 or 499-6495.
The Singles Club of Temple
Emeth will meet on Monday,
April 11, at noon. A musical
program with dancing and
singing will be presented.
The Brotherhood board and
the general membership will
hold a combined meeting on
Tuesday, April 12, at 1 p.m.
Hilda and Herman Cohen
will speak on "The Experience
of an American Volunteer For
Service in Israel" at
Brotherhood's breakfast on
Sunday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m.
The Brotherhood is planning
two trips: a Sunday Brunch
Cruise on the M/V Viking
Princess on May 1, and a vaca-
tion at the Shore Club Hotel,
Miami Beach, on June 19-22.
For reservations: 498-7422.
Temple Emeth is located at
5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach.
TEMPLE SINAI
A noted Jewish personage
will be profiled by Rabbi
Samuel Silver, on Thursday,
April 21, at 10 a.m., at Temple
Sinai, 2745 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach.
The public is also welcome to
attend the weekly discussion
of the Torah sedra each Thurs-
day, at 2 p.m., at the temple.
The discussion is led by Rabbi
Silver.
Every Saturday morning
there is a discussion of Jewish
subjects at the temple, led by
Philip Kaye, chairman of the
temple's adult education com-
mittee. Following the forum is
the 10 a.m. Sabbath service,
which precedes a kiddush and
a second discussion of the
Torah reading, usually led by
Rabbi Joseph Noble, an
honorary member of Temple
Sinai. This too is open to the
general public.
Bnai Zion
Bnai Zion Southeast Region
will celebrate both Israel's
40th anniversary and its own
80th anniversary on Sunday,
April 24, at 11:30 a.m., at the
Deauville Hotel. The gala,
which honors the men and
women of the year, will benefit
the Haifa Medical Center.
"The Poppy Trio," Israeli
entertainers, will provide
music for dancing. Contribu-
tion is $25. For information:
456-1999.
A Russian Chapter of
Florida is forming and seeking
Russian-speaking singles and
couples.
Bnai Zion Singles Chapter
No. 204 will celebrate Israel's
40th anniversary at a dance on
Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m.,
at the Hallandale Jewish
Center. Music will be provided
by Roberta and Irving and
refreshments will be served.
Donation is $3.75. For infor-
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B'nai Mitzvah
John Peters, will be called to
the Torah of Congregation
B'nai Israel, Boca Raton as a
Bat Mitzvah on Saturday mor-
ning, April 16. Jesse will lead
the congregation in study and
prayer of the weeky Torah
portion, Shemini (Leviticus
9-11).
Sharing Jesse's Bar Mitzvah
(in absentia) will be Leonid
Kizelshteyn of Leningrad,
USSR.
Jesse attends Boca Raton
Middle School, where he is
sergeant-at-arms on the Stu-
dent Council. His hobbies are
all sports including tennis,
basketball, baseball and golf;
and he also enjoys computer
games.
Sharing in his special day,
along with his parents, will be
his sisters, Aja and Jacqueline,
and brother, Louis. Also atten-
ding will be his grandparents,
Seena and Morris Aldoroty of
Boca Raton.
GREGG KOWALSKY
Gregg Michael Kowalsky,
son of Dene and Dr. Richard
Kowalsky, will be called to the
Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bar Mitzvah
on Saturday, April 9.
Gregg is a seventh grade
student at Boca Raton
Academy and attends Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his brothers,
Perri and Marc; and grand-
parents, Sylvia and Harold
Kowalsky of Boynton Beach
and Jean and Jack Kreshover
of Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. and
Mrs. Kowalsky will host a kid-
dush in Gregg's honor follow-
ing Havdalah.
PAMELA KATZ
Pamela Katz will become a
Bat Mitzvah on Saturday mor-
ning, April 30, at Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel. Pamela, the
daughter of Noreen and
William Katz, will lead the con-
gregation in study of the
Torah portion, Ahare-
Kedoshim (Leviticus 16-20).
Sharing Pamela's Bat Mitz-
vah (in absentia) will be Olga
Borukhovich of Leningrad,
USSR.
Panela attends Loggers Run
Middle School, Boca Raton. In
her leisure time, she enjoys
swimming, dancing and
reading.
Along with her parents, she
will be joined on her special
day by her brother, Eric, and
grandparents Roselyn Serin of
Boca Raton and Benjamin
Katz of Orlando, Florida.
ISR3eLB>nifl'
Helen Popovick, president of Florida Atlantic University (FAU),
Boca Raton and Isadore Aronin, left, Florida coordinator of the
Herzel Institute, greet Jacques Torczyner, chairman of the
Theodore Herzel Institute, at a reception Aronin and Popovich
co-hosted at the University. Honoree Torczyner spoke of funding a
Judaic Studies program at FAU.
Canadian Centenarian
MONTREAL (JTA) Dr. Joseph Joffre, a retired
chemist and one-time amateur boxer born in Riga, Latvia,
recently celebrated his 113th birthday at Maimonides
Hospital here. If Joffre had documentation of his birth date
March 10,1875 he would be recognized as the world's
oldest person.
FAU Hosts
Reception
A reception honoring Jac-
ques Torczyner, a member of
the executive council of the
World Zionist Organization
and chairman of the Theodore
Herzl Institute, was hosted by
Florida Atlantic University
President Helen Popovich. Co-
host was Isadore Aronin,
Florida coordinator of the
Herzl Institute.
More than 65 leaders of the
south Florida Jewish com-
munity attended the reception,
at which Aronin and Torc-
zyner spoke on the importance
of funding a Judaic Studies
program at the Boca Raton
university through an Emi-
nent Scholars Chair. The
speakers explained that
private funding of $600,000
would be matched by $400,000
in state funds to finance a
chair in Judaic studies.
Popovich expressed interest
in the program and encourag-
ed those attending the recep-
tion to aid in making possible
the linkage between FAU and
the Jewish culture.
JESSE PETERS
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By RUTH E. GRUBER
ROME (JTA) The
rediscovery of a pro-Hitler,
anti-Semitic letter by pre-war
Italian physicist Ettore Ma-
jorana has added to the
mystery surrounding him.
Majorana, who disappeared
without a trace in 1938, was
one of a group of young Italian
physicists who, working with
Enrico Fermi, initiated studies
on energy that eventually led
to the development of the
atomic bomb.
At least two books have been
written about Majorana's
disappearance, with one
author claiming the physicist
either committed suicide or
entered a monastery due to
Mystery of Missing Physicist
Adds Intrigue to Nazi Letter
Only in recent months has
Segre admitted that the letter
still was in his possession. It
will be published in full in the
magazine Storia Content-
poranea (Contemporary
History), but the newspaper
La Stampa printed excerpts.
Publication came when con-
siderable attention has been
focused on Jews in Italy in the
wake of the continuing clashes
in Israel's administered ter-
ritories, in reaction to the Kurt
"Among those new im-
migrants are provocateur rab-
bis who, so they say, invite
persecutions in order to
solidify the unity of their peo-
ple," he wrote.
In making public the letter,
zig, was an apology for Hitler's without analyzing the causes, Segre said he had been surpris-
anti-Semitic policies and a one can say with certainty that ed that "a mind as acute and
defense of the Nazi philosophy, there existed a Jewish ques- critical as that of Ettore could
th which the writer ap- tion that did not show any have accepted all that pro-
signs of resolving itself spon- poganda of Goebbels he read in
taneously," he continued. the newspapers, without
He said "Jews had no desire falizin? that even if some of
to assimilate and that it's in- the cnnosin (very few) were
conceivable that a population
of 65 million should allow itself
parently knew his friends were
not in agreement. He wrote:
"It may appear that the pro-
portion of Jews in Germany is
tiny in light of the false
statistics (one percent).
"In reality, they dominate
finance, the press, the political 600,000 who openly declared
parties and in Berlin they were that they wanted to constitute
8ffal22Llfi2 th tial destructive capacity of the to shifting relationships bet-
atom.
Majorana was doing
research in Leipzig, Germany
when he wrote the pro-Nazi
letter to future Nobel physics
laureate Emilio Segre, in
March 1933 two months
ween Jews and the Vatican
and in a re-examination of the
Jewish experience in Italy dur-
ing World War II.
American
Zuccotti's
historian
book
on
Susan
the
after Hitler came to power. In Holocaust in Italy is just being
1966, physicist Edoardo
Amaldi, who had worked with
Majorana and Segre in the
1930s, mentioned for the first
time that Majorana had great-
ly admired Germany and had
written to Segre to defend
Nazi policies.
Segre in 1975 confirmed he
had received such a letter, but
claimed that it was lost when
the ocean liner Andrea Doria
sank in the Atlantic.
Judge Removed
By DAVID KANTOR
BONN, (JTA) -A West Ger-
man judge has been dis-
qualified from presiding at a
Nazi war crimes-trial, -because
of evidence he used tactics to
help the accused, including the
deliberate withholding of writ-
ten testimony by a key Polish
witness.
Judge Joachim Kuhtz, chair-
man of the district court in
Hanover, was removed from
the case of Heinrich Niemeir,
66, who is charged with killing
12 inmates of the Auschwitz
death camp, most of them
Jews, when the camp was
evacuated before advancing
Russian troops in 1945.
Niemeir was convicted at a
trial in the 1970s and sentenc-
issued now in Italian transla-
tion and is being treated as a
major literary event.
Majorana's letter to Segre,
dated May 25,1933 from Leip-
even in the numerical majority
in some professional fields, for
example, prosecutors. But
neither religious motives nor
racial prejudice is enough to
explain by itself the im-
possibility of coexistence.
"In Italy we are used to con-
sidering the Jews as a
historical survival to which we
do not deny our full respect
Sfj6^"'1 ^}a ?Vf dangerous Jewish immigration
of his fronj primitive communities in
Slavic
them feels proud
origin," he wrote.
"... In Germany, the situa-
tion was very different and.
dation. the entirety had an ini-
to be'guided"by a"minority o"f ^tous and sinister scope and
were only a prelude to terrible
horrors.
He said he previously had
not made the letter public
because he did not believe Ma-
jorana would have wanted to
see it in print.
"I want to believe that if Et
tore Majorana had lived
longer," Segre said, "he would
have seen things very dif-
ferently and would have
repudiated what he wrote."
Segre said Majorana had
several close Jewish friends in
Germany, and it is strange
that Majorana did not unders-
tand the situation better.
a people by themselves."
"Some affirm that the
Jewish question would not ex-
ist if the Jews knew the art of
keeping their mouths closed."
Majorana also wrote that the
situation of the Jews in Ger-
many at the time was not as
bad as it seemed from outside,
and he accused new Jewish im-
migrants into Germany "the
countries, mainly
Poland" of fomenting
troubles._____
ed to six years in prison. The
conviction was overturned on
technicalities and a new trial
ordered.
Kuhtz, who presided at the
second trial, was criticized for
dilatory tactics, such as order-
ing 10 trips abroad to take
testimony from witnesses liv-
ing in the United States,
Israel, Poland, Austria and
other countries.
It was disclosed recently
that testimony by a Polish
witness was discovered by ac-
cident in a court file unrelated
to Niemeir's case. An in-
vestigation revealed that
Kuhtz had received the
testimony more than three
years ago and asked for its
translation into German.
The translation was made,
but Kuhtz informed the court
that the testimony was "not
available." Observers at the
trial charged that he withheld
it in yet another attempt to
gain acquittal for the defen-
dant. The trial will continue
next week with another judge
presiding.
U.S. Denies PLO Meet
AIPAC To Examine
WASHINGTON Over 1,500 activists from all fifty
states are expected as the nation's pro-Israel political com-
munity assembles May 15-17 in Washington for the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee's 29th Annual
Policy Conference. Senators, Congressmen, leading Ad-
ministration policymakers and prominent Israeli officials
will join delegates to focus on "The Forty-Year Partner-
ship: Shaping the Future Agenda."
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By YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) A
report that the U.S. am-
bassador to the United Na-
tions met in Tunisia with a
senior leader of the Palestine
Liberation Organization was
denied by the envoy, Vernon
Walters, as well as the State
Department and the U.S. Mis-
sion to the United Nations.
CBS News reported that
Walters met a PLO leader in a
private home in a coastal town
near Tunis, the Tunisian
capital. CBS attributed the in-
formation to top PLO officials.
Greek Generals
Support PLO
ATHENS (JTA) A group
of 30 retired Greek generals
and admirals from the army,
navy and air force announced
they are prepared to put their
technical expertise at the
disposal of the Palestine
Liberation Organization in its
struggle against Israel.
The declaration was issued
in Tunis, where the retired of-
ficers met at length with PLO
chief Yasir Arafat, affirmed
their solidarity with the
Palestinian cause and con-
demned Israel for its "barbaric
acts against the Palestinians
and refusal to abide by United
Nations resolutions."
Area Deaths
ARDim
Leon A., 77, in Boca Raton, on March 18.
Survived by his wife, Ruth; his children,
Lorraine Ganon, Bonnie Edelstein, EUen
Rodney, Laurence Ganon, and Harvey
Edelstein; his grandchildren, Neal, Roaa,
David, Marissa, Annie, Lee, Emily and
Amy; his great-granddaughter, Jessica; his
brother, David; his sisters-in-law, Marie,
Diana, Mildred and Ruth; and brother-in-
law, Charles. Services at Riverside
Memorial Chapel.
UDELL
Janet, 62, of Plantation, on March 28. Sur-
vived by husband Jack; children, Michael
(Helene), of Pembroke Pines, Paul (Paula) of
North Miami Beach, and Karen (Alan)
Froinan of HoUvwood; sisters, Violet Koch
and Ruth Cofman; and grandchildren,
Adam, Samuel. Jeremy, Erik, Natalee and
Shayna. Services at Levitt-Weinstein. Inter
; at Lakeside Memorial Park.
Walters, arriving in Geneva
to address the UN Human
Rights Commission,
categorically denied the alleg-
ed meeting. "I deny it, it is a
lie. I have not met a PLO
representative in Tunis. I am
not authorized to speak with
the PLO," Walters said in
response to questions by
reporters here.
He added: "It's absolute
nonsense. I never saw anybody
in Tunisia but Tunisians and
Americans ... No
Palestinians."
In Washington, Charles Red-
man, a spokesman for the
State Department, said the
CBS report "is a complete
fabrication. Somebody's been
had."
The U.S. assured Israel in
September 1975 that U.S.
government officials would not
meet or negotiate with
members of the PLO.
However, Andrew Young,
then U.S. ambassador to the
United Nations, held a
15-minute meeting with a PLO
official in New York in 1979.
He subsequently resigned
under pressure.
Lawmakers: Ban
Media From Territories
NEW YORK (JTA) Twenty-one members of the
New York State Legislature have signed a letter to Israeli
Premier Yitzhak Shamir urging a media ban in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, calling television news cameras a
contributor to the violence.
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The Media As Messenger; An Israeli Dilemma
By ASHER NAIM
In recent weeks, the media
has focused much attention on
the disturbances in the ter-
ritories. This press coverage
has, in turn, focused attention
on the media itself. The
graphic descriptions on the
pages of newspapers and
magazines, and especially the
violent scenes that are daily
portrayed on TV screens
around the world have pro-
mpted judgments on the basis
oi immediate impressions.
Some of the reporting and
editorializing has been balanc-
ed and has sought to place the
events in perspective.
However, most coverage has
been excessive in playing up
certain specific aspects of the
events, while often ignoring
others. This out-of-context
reporting has dismayed many
Israelis who feel that Israel is
receiving superficial and un-
fair treatment. The issue is be-
ing debated at length in Israel,
and representatives of the
media have taken part in such
discussion. The subject, in-
cluding the role of the media in
an open society such as Israel,
has also been addressed
abroad.
The following points are
worthy of consideration in ad-
dressing the media's role in
the recent events:
1. Israel is a democracy, an
open society where freedom of
the press is cherished. The
Israeli press is an active com-
ponent of a free society, and all
viewpoints find expression.
Alongside the local media, 350
resident foreign cor-
respondents are permanently
posted in Israel, while 250-300
visiting correspondents, not
counting crews, are now in the
country on temporary
assignments. In terms of
foreign correspondents, only
the two superpowers host
more journalists. Members of
the media in Israel may go
anywhere to meet with anyone
at anytime, although occa-
sionally, due to considerations
of security and military opera-
tions, access to certain areas
may be temporarily limited.
Furthermore, although apply-
ing for press credentials is a
norm applied in all, including
the most democratic, coun-
tries, some of the visiting cor-
respondents on temporary
Sephardi
House Planned
NEW YORK (JTA) The
World Sephardi Federation
has adopted plans to establish
Sephardi House, a cultural and
educational center, in
Jerusalem.
The federation's board of
governors decided Wednesday
that the new center would be
created to promote knowledge
and pride in Sephardi heritage
and culture, enhance tolerance
among Jews, promote
economic growth and stability
for Sephardim and advance
the cause of Israeli-Arab
peace.
The world population of
Sephardi Jews who
originate from around the
Mediterranean is about 1.5
million.
assignment do not even re-
quest such accreditation, thus
taking advantage of Israel's
openness.
2. Israel is a democracy
fighting for its survival. The
freedom of movement and ac-
cess eryoyed by the media in
Israel is unique, even when
compared to other democratic
nations that have at times
completely closed their areas
of conflict to the press. Cen-
sorship is applied in Israel only
in those cases where security
matters are at risk. In con-
trast, the Arab nations that
are still in conflict with Israel
are societies that place the
severest restrictions on the
media. Like other
authoritarian regimes, their
actions are virtually never sub-
ject to public scrutiny TV
cameras and journalists do not
have the freedom to record
whatever developments take
place. Thus, there is little or no
press coverage of government
reaction to attempted protest,
and the Arab states enjoy a
built-in advantage over Israel
in avoiding unfavorable media
attention.
3. When complex and long
term problems are presented
without reference to their in-
tricacies and background, cur-
rent events may end up being
covered superficially. Many of
the journalists in Israel on
temporary assignment have no
in-depth knowledge of the
region's history, and, conse-
quently, events are frequently
reported as if everything
began just yesterday. Lack of
elaboration presents an even
greater problem on television.
Although the scenes on the TV
screen are vivid, they may
often only be a sliver of reality,
since comprehensive analysis
is seldom provided by the elec-
tronic media. The few seconds
of imagery are often the pro-
duct of a 10-12 hour workday
during which one or several
TV crews tape segments at dif-
ferent locations and, after-
wards, condense them into an
action-packed newsworthy
piece. Thus, scattered in-
cidents may be magnified far
beyond their true proportions.
Moreover, since the report on
television is subject to time
limits and other constraints,
elements that are vital to an
accurate understanding of the
situation may be omitted
because they are considered to
be less "newsworthy."
4. An issue often raised in
connection with the media is
the degree to which it may in-
fluence events rather than
simply report them. There
have been several instances
some of them noted by other
journalists, in which the sud-
den appearance of a TV news
crew into a relatively calm
area is exploited by local
elements to trigger a
demonstration and, thereby,
conveniently make their point.
The ongoing disturbances have
not just been covered by the
media, but to a certain extent
have also been spurred on by
it. Encouraged by criticism of
Israel, the rioters and ex-
tremist elements feel that con-
tinued turmoil serves their in-
terests, for it ensures more
media attention and thereby
brings even more criticism on
Israel's efforts to end the
violence and to enhance the
prospects for peace.
AsKer Nairn is Minister for Informa-
tion for the Embassy of Israel stationed
in Washington, D.C.
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