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of South County
Volume 10 Number 20
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, September 23, 1988
Price: 35 Cents
French Writer Demands
Arafat Declaration
PARIS (JTA) French
Jewish writer Marek Halter,
who met in Tunis last month
with Yasir Arafat, has now
asked the Palestine Liberation
Organization leader to come
clean about his intentions
regarding Israel.
Halter, an ardent supporter
of Israel who has maintained
contacts with the PLO, was
invited to Tunis by Arafat,
following Jordan's decision to
cut off ties to the West Bank
and cede all claims over the
territory to the PLO.
Halter published details of
the meeting in the French
daily Le Monde. He also wrote
an open letter to Arafat that
was published in The New York
According to Halter's
account, Arafat said the PLO
has been planning for years to
declare an independent state
in the administered territories
alongside Israel, but has
refrained from publicizing its
In his letter to the PLO
chairman, Halter asks Arafat
to clarify his organization's
intentions and to promise an
end to terrorism against Israel
and the annulment of a provi-
sion of the PLO Charter
calling for Israel's destruction.
He asks Arafat if he will
clarify his ambiguities and
explain his purported about-
face during the upcoming
session of the United Nations
General Assembly, which he
hopes to address.
Halter made similar
demands in a recent interview
in Paris. He said at the time
that he was still waiting for
Arafat to renounce the PLO
Charter provision publicly.
'People Of The Book'
Halter, author of three
books on Jewish history and
the politics of recent times,
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that he explained to
Arafat that Jews believe
implicitly in what is written in
the charter, because "we are
the people of the book. That
which is written we believe."
Halter said he asked Arafat
to say publicly "that he is
ready to go to Jerusalem to
discuss peace."
In his letter, Halter urges
Arafat to endorse declarations
made recently by PLO officials
Bassam Abu Sharif and Abu
Iyad. They have been quoted
as saying that the PLO is
ready to begin negotiations
with Israel, as well as establish
a Palestinian state alongside
and at peace with the Jewish
Halter also asks how Arafat
will deal with opposition to
peaceful goals from hard-line,
renegade elements within the
PLO camp, including George
Habash, head of the Popular
Front for the Liberation of
And he questions whether a
Palestinian state "will not
always want to expand at the
expense of Israel," causing
"interminable wars."
He tells the PLO leader that
Israelis' choice in the
November Knesset elections
"will partly depend on your
U.S. Denies
Political Posturing
The White House denied that
President Reagan's offer to
meet in New York later this
month with Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres and his
Egyptian counterpart, Ismat
Abdel Meguid, was an attempt
to boost Peres in Israel's
current Knesset election
This meeting is a natural
follow-up to the extensive
peace efforts" that Secretary
of State George Shultz has
undertaken in the Middle East
in the last several months.
White House spokesman
Marlin Fitzwater said.
He said that Reagan has
asked the two foreign minis-
ters to meet with him after the
president addresses the
United Nations General
Assembly on Sept. 26.
Fitzwater said that the invi-
tations to Peres and Meguid
were sent to them as heads of
their country's delegations to
the General Assembly meet-
ing. Reagan also plans to meet
in New York with other
foreign leaders attending the
General Assembly session.
If Premier Yitzhak ShUmir
or any other Israeli official
were heading the delegation,
he would have been invited,
the spokesman added.
No Neo-Nazi Party in W. Berlin
BONN (.1TA) The neo- commanders have banned the
Nazi National Democratic NPI) from participating in the
Party is not welcome in West .January 1989 elections for the
Berlin. The Allied military town parliament.
VILLAGE ROUNDUP Israeli troops lead arrested youths away for questioning during a
five-hour roundup in this administered West Bank Village. APIWide World Photo.
Bush, Dukakis Vie
For Jewish Votes
President George Bush and
Gov. Michael Dukakis have
both rejected the concept of a
Palestinian state, and have
pledged to make the Middle
East peace process a high
priority if elected president.
In speeches delivered less
than two hours apart to the
34th biennial convention
of B'nai B'rith International
here, the two presidential
candidates also soundly con-
demned anti-Semitism and all
forms of racism.
This condemnation was
more than routine since at the
Republican National Conven-
tion in New Orleans last
month, Jewish Republicans
had charged that while the
Republican platform rejected
anti-Semitism, the Democratic
platform was silent on the
Dukakis noted that on Nov.
9, the day after the presiden-
tial election, the 50th anniver-
sary of Kristullnacht will be
observed, marking the day
when the Nazis broke the
windows of Jewish homes and
stores throughout Germany
and Austria.
Dukakis said this event.
which inaugurated the Holo-
caust, was greeted with indif-
ference by the world.
"It is up to all of us, public
officials and private citizens,
to speak out forcefully against
anti-Semitism, racism, and
every form of bigotry, whether
in Boston, Chicago, Los
Angeles or New York, or
anywhere else in America,"
the Massachusetts Democrat
"That is a responsiblity we
all share, but it is especially
the responsibility of the presi-
dent of the United States."
Bush declared that as the
United States approaches the
next century, "it's time to
leave the tired old bigotry
baggage behind us. There is no
room in this country for racism
or for antiSemitism. Not in
New York, not in Chicago, not
anywhere in this great
The Republican candidate
stressed that "it's the duty of
every American, especially
those who aspire to leadership,
to condemn it wherever and
whenever it appears. I
condemn anti-Semitism now
and I will always condemn it."
Bush said he will continue
the Reagan administration's
support for the Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special Inves-
tigations, which hunts down
and prosecutes Nazi war crimi-
nals who entered the United
Continued on Page 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 23,1988
Bush, Dukakis
Continued from Page 1
States illegally.
The statement on the OSI
was not in Bush's prepared
text, and was apparently
inserted because of a story
appearing in the Washington
Jewish Week regarding the
composition of the Bush '88
Coalition of American Nation-
alities, an ethnic coalition
working for the Bush
The B'nai B'rith convention '
has since 1974 become a tradi- J
tional forum for the Demo- I
cratic and Republican presi- I
dential candidates to outline i
their positions on issues of |
Jewish concern. (
While Bush was frequently i
applauded, the reception by f
the 1,200 convention delegates (
was louder and warmer for \
Dukakis. .
Both candidates stressed (
that peace can only come about ^
through direct negotiations, i
and both promised to prevent
any imposed solution on Israel. *
Dukakis said that if elected,
one of his first steps will be to '
appoint a special Middle East (
negotiator with instructions to (
"use every ounce of your |
energy to convince Arab
leaders to negotiate peace with
Both candidates promised to
strengthen the strategic alli-
ance with Israel, but they indi-
cated a difference in their
approach to the Arab coun-
"Even as strategic coopera-
tion with Israel has gone
forward, we have forged a
stronger relationship with
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,
and other (Persian) Gulf
states," Bush said.
He said this demonstrated
that "we can work construc-
tively with those states and
not diminish our relations with
Israel. This is in our interest
and it is also in Israel's
But Dukakis noted that the
Reagan administration has
"sold AWACS to Saudi
Arabia, Mavericks to Kuwait,
Stingers to Bahrain and
billions of additional dollars
worth of sophisticated arms to
Arab countries that refuse to
make peace with Israel."
He said that while Bush and
his vice presidential running
mate, Sen. Dan Quayle of
Indiana, have supported these
sales, "Lloyd Bentsen and I
are going to say 'no' to Arab
shopping lists that endanger
the security of Israel."
While Bush did not mention
Jerusalem, Dukakis said "the
Republican ticket does not
acknowledge Israel's sover-
eignty over its capital an
is undivided Jerusalem. We do."
a Both candidates vowed to
" continue to press for the
g emigration of Soviet Jewry.
3 Bush poionted to a large sign
a in the convention hall which
* said "Mr. Gorbachev: Where
8 Do Soviet Jews Apply For
S3 glasnost?"
~ "That sign says it all," Bush
Dukakis did not refer to the
sign, but he said, "Mr. Gorba-
wchev, if glasnost can open
gSoviet society, why can't it
I open the doors to free emigra-
Stion by Soviet Jews?"
" While the issue of the separ-
ation of church and state was a
major source of contention
between the presidential
candidates at the B'nai B'rith
convention four years ago, it
was only briefly mentioned
this time.
Bush said that despite their
differences, Americans agree
on many things, including
"reverence for the principle of
separation of church and
Dukakis said the American
dream must be defended
"against those strident voices
from the radical right who
would undermine the constitu-
tional principles of individual
liberty and the separation of
church and state."
Religious Zionists of America Convene
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Friday, September 23,1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Na'amat USA
Beersheeba Club of Na'amat
USA (formerly Pioneer
Women) will hold its regular
meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11,
at the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point Plaza. A
coffee hour at noon will
precede the 1 p.m. meeting.
Guests are welcome to attend.
Beersheeba Club has
arranged a cruise to the
western Caribbean onboard
the Carnival Cruise Lines
"Holiday," Dec. 10-17. The
"Holiday" leaves from Port of
Miami, but bus transportation
is provided. For information,
call 499-9748 or 499-1573.
Another event planned by
Beersheeba Club is a New
Year's weekend running from
Friday, Dec. 30 to Monday,
Jan. 2, at the Colonial Inn in
Golden Isle, Miami Beach.
There will be two meals each
day and entertainment
nightly, topped off with a New
Year's Eve celebration which
will include a midnight buffet.
Bus transportation will be
provided. For information, call
499-1573 or 499-1576.
Kinneret Chapter will meet
on Monday, Sept. 26,1 p.m., at
the Palm Greens Clubhouse on
Via Delray in Delray Beach.
Humorist Benjamin Kaplan
will talk on "Israel is Here to
stay." A mini-luncheon will be
served at noon.
Kinneret Chapter will meet
on Monday, Sept. 26,1 p.m., at
the Palm Greens Clubhouse on
Via Delray in Delray Beach.
Humorist Benjamin Kaplan
will talk on "Israel is Here to
Stay." A mini-luncheon will be
served at noon.
Sets Events
The Meanchem Begin,
Delray Beach Chapter of
Hadassah will meet on
Wednesday, Sept. 28, noon, at
Temple Emeth, 5780 West
Atlantic Avenue, Delray
Beach. A musical program has
been arranged and there will
be a report of the national
The chapter has planned a
three day, two night trip to
Key West. The fully escorted
trip on Oct. 25-27 includes
round-trip, luxury motor coach
transportation; breakfasts and
dinners; a world premiere of
the musical, "The Prince of
Central Park" starring
Nanette Fabray; a boat ride at
the Theatre of the Sea; and all
taxes, most tips and baggage
handling. For information, call
499-0297 or 498-5780.
A four-day, holiday weekend
at the Lido Spa Hotel in Miami
Beach has been planned for
Dec. 8-11. The package
includes three meals each day,
daily massages, supervised
gym classes, and nightly enter-
tainment. For information,
call 499-3050 or 499-4645.
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A seminar for officers and
chairpeople of Palm Beach
Council will be held on
Thursday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., at Holiday Inn, Glades
Road, Boca Raton.
Council President Sandra
Cohen will open the morning
session with greetings and a
keynote address. The work-
shop for presidents of clubs
will be given by Gert Aaron,
coordinator of Southeast Area
Na'amat USA. Other work-
shops are: membership, led by
Rita Sherman, Southeast Area
membership chairperson and
Frances Lehn, council vice
president; program, by
Harriett Herfield, council vice
president; education, Lenore
Sisenberg, chair of American-
sraeli affairs; publicity and
bulletin, Rae Hoff, past presi-
dent of council: finance, Jean
Weitz, council treasurer; and
fund raising by Tess Teller,
council vice president.
For reservations and infor-
mation, call seminar chair-
person Elsie Meyers.
B'naiB'rith Unit Inducts
Charter Members
As part of a breakfast
membership meeting,
B'nai B'rith Jacob Unit #5395
will hold charter member
induction ceremonies for a
new class headed by Rabbi Dr.
and Mrs. Philip Book on
Wednesday, October 5, 9 a.m.,
at Temple Anshei Shalom of
West Delray.
Rabbi Book, spiritual leader
of Temple Emeth, and his
wife, Helen, will be introduced
by Rabbi Pinchas Aloof, chap-
lain of Jacob Unit and spiritual
leader of Temple Anshei
As the featured speaker at
the meeting, Rabbi Aloof will
present a B'nai B'rith odyssey,
recounting experiences on his
recent trips to Spain, Germany
and Israel.
Saul Brooks, Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Garnett, Maurice
Golden and Mr. and Mrs.
Irving Payenson are among
those to be inducted as charter
Current members of Jacob
Unit are urged to attend the
meeting, to affix their signa-
tures as charter members. In
the new Jacob Unit, which
recently converted from Jacob
Lodge, men and women
members have equal member-
ship status; as Jacob Lodge,
only men were eligible for
For information, call contact
Jack M. Levine, 498-1564.
Sisterhood Meeting
The Sisterhood of Temple
Anshei Shalom will meet on
Wednesday, Sept. 28,
9:30 a.m. at Temple Anshei
Shalom, 7099 West Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach.
Workmen's Circle, Branch
1051 of Delray Beach, meets
the second Wednesday of
every month, from October
through May, at 1 p.m. in
Temple Sinai, 2475 West
Atlantic Avenue, Delray
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2055 or 498-9091.
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trip to the Gulf Coast of
Florida. Meals, transportation,
show and a cruise are sched-
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 23,1988
Visa Use Complicates
Soviet Jewry Count
than 500 non-Jews have left
the Soviet Union this year on
Israeli visas, complicating
efforts to compile accuate
statistics on trends in Soviet
Jewish emigration.
The non-Jewish emigres,
mainly religious and political
dissidents, arrive in Vienna
along with Soviet Jews. Inas-
much as they carry Israeli
visas, they are counted among
those who opt to go to coun-
tries other than Israel.
This results in inflation of
the so-called "dropout" rate
the number of emigres
deciding not to settle in Israel.
The rate ends up being higher
than it would be if only Jews
were counted.
The granting of Israeli visas
to non-Jews, which is done at
Moscow's requests, also makes
it more difficult to measure the
overall rate of Soviet Jewish
emigration accurately.
Last month, for instance,
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry in New York
released emigration figures
for July that initially included
non-Jewish emigres. Its statis-
tics, later corrected, were
based on information provided
by the Israeli immigration
The Intergovernmental
Committee for Migration in
Geneva also compiles Soviet
emigration statistics and does
not distinguish between Jews
and non-Jews leaving on
Israeli visas.
Furthermore, the committee
tracks those arriving in Vienna
and Rome, but does not
include those Soviet Jews
flving directly to Israel by way
of Bucharest, Romania.
The Intergovernmental
Committee reported that
during the month of August 1,
864 Jews left the Soviet Union,
116 of whom went to Israel.
But these numbers apparently
included non-Jewish immi-
grants leaving on Israeli visas
and did not include those Jews
leaving via Bucharest.
The number of Soviet Jews
who actually arrived in Israel
during the month was 169,
according to the National
Conference, and it put total
Jewish emigration for the
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month at 1,731.
In Israel, the Public Council
for Soviet Jewry said 166
Soviet Jews arrived during
August and that of 1,918
people emigrating on Israeli
visas, 160 were Baptists.
If the Baptists are
subtracted from the Public
Council's total, that would put
total emigration for August at
1,758, a number still higher
than the National Conference
There are also discrepancies
in overall Soviet Jewish
emigration figures reported by
various agencies for the year
to date.
According to the National
Conference, 9,187 Soviet Jews
emigrated from January
through August, 1,316 of
whom settled in Israel.
The Intergovernmental
Committee's figures for the
period are 9,520 emigrants,
1,046 of whom settled in
Israel. But again, these figures
presumably include non-Jews
and exclude those coming via
The Jewish Agency's cdiyah
department reported that
9,209 Jews left the USSR from
January through August, of
whom 1,305 came to Israel.
Of that number, 270 traveled
via Bucharest. In addition,
about 400 Jews left the Soviet
Union with United States
If the Jewish Agency figures
are correct, the dropout rate
so far this year would be 86
Jewish Agency officials are
at a loss to explain why the
Soviet authorities choose to
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Rose E. Matzkin, ofDelray Beach, former national president of
Hadassah, cuts her birthday cake at a reception at the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem in honor of a
high-level Hadassah fact-finding Mission to Israel. Headed by
Hadassah National President Carmela Kalmanson, the Mission
included five former national presidents. The mission's objective
was to obtain an up-to-date briefing on the current situation in
get rid of "undesirables" by
requiring them to leave with
Israeli documents.
But sources in the Soviet
Jewry movement say the
frocedure is a concession
sraeli authorities are
prepared to make if it facili-
tates cooperation between the
two countries on emigration.
If there is one thing that all
of the various agencies agree
on, it is that Jewish emigration
has been significantly higher
in the past two years than at
any time since 1981.
The August total alone
represents a 26 percent
increase over the previous
month's total and is the largest
monthly figure since October
1980, according to the
National Conference.
But the plight of Soviet
Jewry is far from over.
Commenting on the latest
statistics, the National Confer-
ence's chairman, Morris
Abram, said Friday:
"While a more-than-20-
percent increase may seem
impressive, that figure does
not even approach a fraction of
the number of Jews who seek
to emigrate, and is nowhere
near that of the benchmark
year of 1979, when an average
of more than 4,000 Jews a
month emigrated."
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Friday, September 23,1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
A Splinter Or A Branch
established Orthodox rabbinic
groups absorb or encourage
the opinions of an emerging
arm of "centrist" rabbis, or is
a separate body needed to
provide support for those
rabbis who think Orthodoxy
has turned too far to the right?
The more than 50 centrist
Orthodox rabbis who last
month attended the first
conference of the Fellowship
of Traditional Orthodox
Rabbis (FTOR) did not seem
prepared to reject either ques-
On the one hand, their pres-
ence at the two-day conference
held at New York's JFK
Airport indicated their dissa-
tisfaction with major Orthodox
organizations like the Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America or the
Rabbinical Council of America.
They feel their voices are not
being heard in the halls of
those institutions.
On the other hand, nearly all
signaled a reluctance to break
completely from those groups,
and know both the RCA and
the O.U. have come out
against efforts to form what
the organizations call
"splinter" groups.
Yet members of the FTOR
spoke of their new entity as a
"support group" and a "forum
for ideas" rather than a
splinter organization.
"We're embryonic," said
Rabbi Ephraim Zimand, of the
Traditional Congregation in
St. Louis.
"We're not going to issue
New Centrist Orthodox Group
decisions but make available
all of the relevant acceptable
opinions. We'll provide an
open-minded platform where
you can exchange ideas
without feeling put down if
you had a minority opinion."
The FTOR represents the
avant-garde of centrist Ortho-
doxy, which is attempting to
combine adherence to halacha,
or Jewish law, with a commit-
ment to Zionism, a dedication
to secular education and
involvement, and a willingness
to at least conduct dialogues
with members of non-
Orthodox Jewish movements.
Although these centrists are
hardly unanimous to the
extent they are prepared to
move to the left, they are
nevertheless joined by a belief
that Orthodoxy has taken a
decided, and unwelcome, turn
to the right.
They find solace in the words
of Rabbi Norman Lamm, presi-
dent of Yeshiva University,
who said earlier this year that
the right-wing Orthodox in the
United States and Israel "have
set the religious agenda" for
too long.
Lamm, however, has no
connection with the new
group, and declined to be
interviewed for this article.
The FTOR began in August
1987 under the initiative of
Rabbis Stanley Wagner of
Denver, and Benzion Kaganoff
of Chicago.
According to Wagner, of
Congregation Beth Hame-
drosh Hagodol, the intention
was to create a group that
identified with what he calls
"traditionalist rabbis."
Wagner defined "tradition-
alists" as rabbis who are
liberal in their interpretation
of Jewish law or who even
makes sacrifices in terms of
halacha. A frequently cited
example of the latter is the
lack of a mehitza, the fence or
curtain that separates men
and women worsnippers.
Wagner said at least 100
rabbis, most with mixed-
seating synagogues, have
expressed an interest in
joining the organization.
Although they advocate a
liberal approach in many
areas, the most important
issues seem to be conversion to
Judaism and divorce.
Rabbis and laypersons fear
that Orthodox and non-
Orthodox groups may take
such different legal
approaches to the processes of
one group that the Orthodox
may not even recognize the
Jewishness of a child born of a
non-Orthodox, or even liberal
Orthodox, conversion or
The unity issue is at the root
of the "Who is a Jew?" debate
in the Israeli Knesset.
Orthodox parties and their
American supporters would
have Israel's Law of Return
extended only to those
converted under Orthodox
Wagner acknowleges that
his left-wing Orthodox
approach is similar in some
ways to that of Conservative
Judaism's right wing, with
which he retains close profes-
sional ties.
But whereas "Conservatism
is trying to hold the line
against further erosion of hala-
chic norms," rabbis in the
FTOR are firmly committed to
the centrality of Orthodoxy.
FTOR endorses co-
educational Jewish high
schools and tolerates mixed-
seating synagogues, because
"they may become valuable
instrumentalities in authentic
kiruv," or outreach, according
to a resolution discussed at last
month's meeting.
"If I had my way, Orthodox
rabbis would fill every pulpit in
the country," said Rabbi
Joseph Ehrenkranz, spiritual
leader of Congregation
Agudath Sholom in Stamford,
Conn., and the first chairman
of FTOR.
Still, the new organization
represents a challenge to both
the O.U. and the RCA, the two
rabbinical organizations to
which most of the FTOR's
rabbis belong.
Last month, RCA President
Rabbi Max Schreier wrote the
entire membership that the
RCA "would not allow splinter
groups within Orthodoxy to
set the agenda of the Orthodox
Wrote Schreier: "We appeal
to our colleagues to come back
to the RCA and cease their
separatist efforts."
Rabbi Binyamin Walfish,
executive vice president of the
RCA, said that the "tragedy"
of the FTOR is that there is
already a place for left-of-
center rabbis within the RCA.
The RCA is democratic,
Wallfish said, within the
bounds of halacha. "I've
begged them to do it under the
auspices of the RCA," he said.
The O.U. takes an identical
position to the new group as
the RCA, according to Rabbi
Pinchas Stolper, executive
vice president. "If there are
rabbis who feel they have
special agendas, it should be
addressed within the O.U.," he
Stolper said the O.U. also
has an outreach program that
maintains contact with syna-
gogues that do not preserve
halachic standards, but wish to
associate with Orthodoxy.
Said Rabbi Stewart Weiss,
of Tifereth Israel Congrega-
tion in Dallas, Texas, "Many of
these rabbis are giving their
lives to their congregations,
some in the real 'sticks.' They
want to bring a sense of Torah-
true tradition to people. And
they need a larger organiza-
tion that gives them support."
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Bribery Ring Expands
Lodges To Cruise
second doctor has been
arrested in connection with
the extortion ring that
obtained exemptions from
army service for Israelis in
exchange for bribes.
The Petach Tikva Magi-
strates Court ordered Dr.
Gideon Bialistok of Tel Aviv
held in custody for eight days.
He is a plastic surgeon and
ear, nose and throat specialist.
The court ordered Dr. Yosef
Blatt, an orthopedic surgeon,
held in custody. Blatt's private
clinic now bears a sign saying
"Clinic Closed Until After the
Holidays. Happy New Year
Dr. Blatt."
The doctors allegedly
provided false medical reports
that enabled Israeli citizens to
obtain exemptions from either
reserve or regular army
service, both of which are
mandatory in Israel.
The civil police are now
investigating a small number
of private citizens who served
as intermediaries between the
several hundred reservists or
inductees alleged to have
given bribes and army officials
who accepted them.
Meanwhile, military police
are continuing to investigate
Israel Defense Force
personnel who may have been
involved in the extortion ring.
One of the senior army officers
implicated is a brigadier
general, according to uncon-
firmed reports.
The five Palm Beach County
fraternal Knights of Pythias
lodges are co-sponsoring a one
day cruise aboard the SeaEs-
cape on Thursday, Nov. 10.
The boat leaves from Port
Everglades at 9:30 a.m.
Abe Masanoff of Delray
Beach, president of the 11th
District Association which is
composed of elected officers
from the five brotherhoods,
says that the purpose of the
cruise is to raise funds for
handicapped children. Calling
the price "very low, less than
the regular going rate,"
Masanoff advises reservations
"should be made now to avoid
being left out."
The trip includes bus trans-
portation, three meals, enter-
tainment, dancing and casino.
For reservations, call Bill
Sheldon, 499-7021 or Abe
Masanoff, 498-4505, of
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627-2277 or Sid Altman, 686-
8358, of Lake Worth Lodge; or
Irving Schulman, 689-5366 or
Sidney Sklar, 689-8840, of
Palm Beach Lodge.
Eban Warns of PLO Plans
Knesset member Abba Eban
met here with Belgian leaders
and in Madrid with Spanish
Premier Felipe Gonzalez.
He came here as part of a
diplomatic mission to persuade
European leaders not to
endorse purported plans by
the Palestine Liberation
Organization to delcare an
independent Palestinian state
in the West Bank and to set up
a government in exile.
Eban chairs the Knesset
Foreign Affairs and Defense
Committee. His meetings with
European leaders came as
members of the 12-nation
European Parliament in Stras-
bourg, France, prepared to
host PLO leader Yasir Arafat
for a series of closed-door
Eban, representing Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres, met
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BONN (JTA) Accused
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questioning by State Prose-
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to answer charges against him
or offer any information rela-
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Malloth, a former SS officer,
-served at the Kleine Festung
prison, part of the Theresien-
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during World War II.
According to witnesses, he
murdered more than 10
inmates, most of them Jews.
Malloth, 76, was wanted in
West Germany after the war
and in Czechoslovakia, where
he was sentenced in 1948 to
death in absentia for war
Malloth hid in Italy for 40
years, until he was expelled a
month ago. The West German
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insufficient evidence, but it
reversed itself under pressure
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Malloth was confined to a
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Penni Lynn Kantrowitz,
daughter of Iris and Gary
Kantrowitz, was called to the
Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, Sept. 17. As an
ongoing Temple project, Penni
was "Twinned" with Zhanneta
Aminov of the Soviet Union.
An eighth grade student at
Loggers Run Middle School,
Penni attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were her brother,
Marc, and sisters, Amy and
Abby. Grandparents attending
were Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Bernstein of Tamarac, Rose
Kantrowitz of Delray Beach,
Mollie Bernstein of Long
Beach, N.Y. and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Kaminsky of Highland
Park, N.J.
Penni's parents hosted a
Kiddush in her honor following
the Shabbat morning service.
The Sisterhood of Temple
Beth Shalom of Boca Raton
holds general meetings on the
fourth Monday of each month.
Card parties and luncheons are
scheduled for the first Monday
of the month. Tickets, which
must be purchased in advance,
are available at the Temple
gift shop. For information, call
Sisterhood board meetings
are set for the second Monday
of the month.
Future events include a
musical revue, "Fanta See,"
and dinner on Thursday, Oct.
6. The price, which also covers
bus transportation, is $28. For
information, call 482-6992 or
A Hanukkah square dance
and country dinner will be held
on Tuesday, Dec. 6. For infor-
mation: 483-1016 or 482-6444.
A trip to the Ruth Forman
Theater to see "Social
Security" is scheduled for Feb.
22. For information, call 482-
7011 or 483-0373.
The B'nai B'rith Women
Ruth Chapter will meet on
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at noon, at
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach.
The chapter's presidents will
be honored. The program will
also include an audio tape of
"Faces and Phrases of Jewish
Women," sponsored by B'nai
Congregation Beth Ami
holds Shabot services Friday
evenings at 8:15 p.m. and
Saturday mornings at
9:30 a.m.
On Friday, Sept. 30, new
members will be honored at
the Sabbath service.
For information, call
994-8693 or 276-8804.
On Saturday morning, Sept.
24, services will begin at 8:45
Succoth services start with
Erev Succoth, Sunday, Sept.
25, at 7:15 p.m. Services on
Monday are at 8:45 a.m., and
at 7:15 p.m. for minchal
On Saturday, Oct. 1, Shabbat
services start at 8:45 a.m.
Services Erev Shemini
Atzereth begin at 8:45 a.m. on
Synagogue oWgu/s
Sunday, Oct. 2. On Monday,
Oct. 3, Shemini Atzereth
services begin at 8:45 a.m. and
include Yizkor. Simchat Torah
services on Tuesday, Oct. 4,
begin at 8:45 a.m.
Rabbi Dr. Philip Book and
Cantor Zvi Adler officiate at
the services. Gabbai Max
Cohen assists in the order of
the services and Cantor
Joseph H. Thaw reads from
the Torah.
Friday night late services
begin at 8 p.m.; Saturday
morning services are at 8:45
a.m. and Saturday mincha is at
5 p.m. Daily minyan services
are scheduled for 8:45 a.m. and
5 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, at
the Sabbath morning service
at 8:30 a.m., Rabbi Dr. Louis
L. Sacks will preach the
sermon on the Torah portion
of Haazinu. Kiddush will
Sukkot services will be
ushered in on Sunday, Sept.
25, at 6:30 p.m. Morning
Sukkot services on Monday
and Tuesday, September 26
and 27 will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Sacks will preach a
series of sermons on the over-
all theme of the "The Heav-
enly Sukko." Kiddush will
follow in the Sukko.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, 8:80
a.m., Rabbi Sacks will preach
the sermonic message on the
theme "Reforging The
Tablets." Kiddush will follow.
The Hoshana Raba Service
on Sunday, Oct. 2 will
commence at 7:30 a.m.
On Monday, Oct. 3, the
Shemini Azeret service will
begin at 8:30 a.m. The Yizkor
Memorial Service will follow
the reading of the Torah
The Simchat Torah service
will start on Tuesday, October
4, at 8:30 a.m. Rabbi Sacks will
preach a series of sermons on
the over-all theme of "The
Divine Shield."
Kiddush will follow in the
Daily classes on the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch), led by
Rabbi Sacks, begin at 7:30
a.m. preceeding the daily
minyon services and 6:30 p.m.
in conjunction with the daily
twilight services
A seminar in the Talmudic
Tome Perke O'Vas (Ethics of
Fathers) is led by Rabbi Sacks
in the course of the Sabbath
twilight minyon services.
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 9,1988
Arafat Seeks International Platform
JTA SUff Report
tine Liberation Organization
leader Yasir Arafat is
embarking on a diplomatic
offensive that includes a heavy
schedule of meetings with top
European leaders and plans to
address the United Nations
General Assembly in New
Sources in Brussels
disclosed that Arafat will meet
with top European
Community officials during his
visit to the European Parlia-
ment in Strasbourg on Sept.
13. The visit will mark the first
time the PLO leader has been
received by the European
parliamentary institution.
Arafat is scheduled to confer
with Lord Plumb, a British
conservative who is president
of the European Parliament,
and Greek Foreign Minister
Karolos Papoulias, current
chairman of the E.C. Council
of Ministers.
PLO officials have circulated
reports in recent weeks that
Arafat also plans to address
the UN General Assembly
after the Palestine National
Council discusses plans to
declare an independent Pales-
tinian state and set up a
government in exile. The
council is scheduled to meet in
Algiers sometime in
Diplomats at UN headquar-
ters in New York, however,
said that it is "premature" to
talk about Arafat visiting the
United Nations. They said UN
Secretary-General Javier
Perez de Cuellar has not yet
invited Arafat to address the
General Assembly, which offi-
cially opens Sept. 20.
The two men met at UN
headquarters in Geneva and
were scheduled to meet again
to discuss a General Assembly
appearance by the PLO leader.
One diplomat also pointed
out that an Arafat address will
depend on the outcome of the
meeting in Algiers. "Without a
mandate from the PNC,
Arafat cannot come to New
York," the diplomat said.
Arafat also has been invited
to address the National Press
Club in Washington, which
regularly holds "newsmaker"
luncheons. He has never
before appeared in the U.S.
But it is unclear at this time
whether the PLO leader would
be allowed to enter the United
States for the purpose of
addressing either the General
Assembly or the press club.
Under U.S. immigration
laws, the U.S. government
may bar individuals belonging
to terrorist organizations from
entering the United States.
The government has used the
provision on many occasions to
prevent foreign officials from
visiting the United Nations, a
State Department source said
in Washington.
"It has been United States
policy, sanctioned by the
Congress as recently as 1979,
to deny visas to members of
the PLO," State Department
spokesman Charles Redman
said in 1986, when a UN visit
by Arafat was being consid-
Even if Arafat is issued an
entry visa, it will likely contain
a restriction that bars him
from traveling further than 25
miles from UN headquarters
in New York. That would
make it impossible for Arafat
to address the press club.
U.S. Jewish groups have
expressed disappointment in
the press club invitation, which
was issued Aug. 17.
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