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Volume 10 Number 21
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, October 7, 1988
Price: 35 Cents
Joining The Space Race:
Israel's Satellite Expands Limits of Space
MEMORIAL AT BABI YAR: Hundreds of people gather at Moscow's
Vostryakow Cemetery in an unusual officially sanctioned rally to commem-
orate the Jewish victims of a Nazi massacre at the Babi Yar ravine U7 years
ago. Several speakers also used the occasion to criticize Soviet policies
toward Jews. AP/Wide World Photo.
successfully launched a small
test satellite becoming the
eighth country in the world
capable of sending an object
into orbit.
The satellite, dubbed "Ofek
(Horizon) One," was lofted
into space by an Israeli-made
rocket. The launch site was not
The satellite entered into
what was described as a "low
elliptical orbit, circling the
globe from east to west once
every 90 minutes," at dis-
tances ranging from 155 to
620 miles.
Ofek is expected to have a
life span of about one month.
The time will be used to test its
solar energy power plant, its
ability to transmit data and its
responses to orders from
earth, officials here said."
They stressed it was not a
"spy satellite," contrary to
reports in the foreign news
media that have been predict-
ing that Israel would soon
launch one.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
praised the scientific and tech-
nological community for
designing, building and
launching the satellite. He
noted it places Israel among
the few countries capable of
such a feat.
He stressed that the satellite
would have no effect on the
Continued on Page 5
Israeli Economy
In Recovery
Israel's economy as a whole
has been able to overcome the
desruptions caused by the
Palestinian uprising in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
But some sectors, heavily
dependent on the large Arab
market, have suffered severe
losses, according to the semi-
annual report of the Bank of
The central bank reported
that the economic slowdown of
the early months of this year
has been reversed.
The economy has adjusted to
the situation in which Palestin-
ian day laborers from the terri-
tories frequently fail to show
up for their jobs, the report
The main reasons for the
slowdown were shrinking
demand and a 40 percent drop
in the number hours worked by
Arab laborers.
But the economy is now sta-
bilizing and some sectors are
Nevertheless, because resi-
dents of the territories have
cut back on their purchases
from Israel, consumer indus-
tries have reported a 40 per-
cent drop in sales.
Especially hard hit are the
medical drug industry which
reported a 25 percent decline,
and the sale of cigarettes,
down an overall 15 percent.
Political Ploy:
Delay In Trade Inquiry
The Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative is delaying
hearings into Israel's treat-
ment of Palestinian workers
until after Election Day, partly
to eliminate potential Jewish
backlash to Vice President
George Bush's presidential
bid, a well-placed trade repre-
sentative source said.
Court Rejects Neo-Nazi's Appeal
BONN (JTA) Neo-Nazi
activist Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
lost his appeal against a nine-
and-a-half-year jail sentence.
The penalty was upheld by a
federal court in Karlsruhe, a
city in the southwestern part
of the Federal Republic.
Hoffmann, leader of a para-
military organization whose
members trained at Palestine
Liberation Organization bases
in Lebanon, was convicted on
June 30, 1986.
A Nurenberg court found
him guilty of forging docu-
ments, illegally possessing
arms and circulating Nazi and
anti-Semitic propoganda.
The cooperation between
Hoffmann and the PLO was
the most concrete evidence yet
of contacts between neo-Nazi
groups and Palestinian terror-
ists. The PLO has never
admitted the contacts,
although they have been
confirmed by the West
German courts.
The decision was made "to
ensure an orderly and deliber-
ative process,' the source
said, but also to prevent it
from "becoming an election-
year issue."
Stephen Silbiger, Washing-
ton representative of the
American Jewish Congress,
accused the trade office of
caving into pressure from the
Bush campaign.
Silbiger said that the Bush
campaign "did not want this to
hit the Jewish community and
the Jewish press before the
If the hearings were held
before the election, he said,
"The Jewish community would
realize the seriousness of this
A key Jewish supporter at
Bush's campaign headquarters
sharply denied any Republican
coercion on U.S. Trade Repre-
sentative Clayton Yeutter to
delay the proceedings.
"There was no pressure put
Continued on Page 8

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 7, 1988
Installation Gala For Rabbi Book
Rabbi Dr. Philip Book and
his wife, Helen, will be offi-
cially welcomed at Temple
Emeth of Deray Beach at an
installation for the Rabbi Sun-
day, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., at the
Temple, 5780 West Atlantic
The installing officer will be
Rabbi Morton Malavsky, a
longtime friend of Rabbi Book.
Participating in the ceremo-
nies will be Rabbi Nathan Zel-
izer, president of the South
County Rabbinical Council and
Harold Wishna, executive
director of the United Syna-
gogue of America Southern
Region. Other guests will
include Rabbi Joseph Pollack,
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach; Rabbi Morris Sil-
berman, the first Rabbi of
Temple Emeth; Rabbi Pincus
Aloof of Temple Anshei Sha-
lom, Delray; and Rabbi Dr.
Louis S. Sacks of Congrega-
tion Anshei Emuna, Delray.
Rabbi Book, who was for-
merly at the Madison Jewish
Centre in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a
graduate of the Yavne Hebrew
Theological Seminary and
earned a Doctor of Divinity at
the Maimonides Rabbinical
Institute. He is a recipient of
the "Man of the Year" Award
from the Yavne Hebrew
ATheological Seminary.
The evening's program will
include the ceremonies, enter-
tainment and collation. Co-
chairmen of the Committee
are Cantor David J. Leon,
president of Temple Emeth,
and Irving L. Krisburg, execu-
tive vice president of Temple
Tickets can be picked up at
the Temple office.
VP Candidates At NCJW Forum
Vice presidential candidates
Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle
are scheduled to headline the
program at a non-partisan
Candidates Forum sponsored
by the Boca Delray and South
Point Sections of the National
Council of Jewish Women
(NCJW) on Wednesday, Oct.
19, at the Marriott Hotel at the
Crocker Center in Boca Raton.
Moderated by Susan Licht-
man, co-anchor of WTVJ/
Channel 4 News (the CBS affil-
iate), the forum will provide an
opportunity for candidates
running on national, state and
local levels to present their
Each candidate will give a
short presentation before the
question and answer period
from the audience.
A reception will be held fol-
lowing the program to give
those attending an occasion to
meet the candidates person-
For information: 391-6061 or
Members of the board of directors of the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County are
preparinqfor the foundation's 20th anniversary gala, a "FantasySouth Seas Cruise, to be held
Saturday, Oct. 22 at Boca Raton's Polo Club. Seated in front are Life Director Riehard Siemens
and his wife, Carole, who has again planned this year's extravaganza.
Fantasy 'Cruise" To Benefit Drug Abuse Center
The Drug Abuse Foundation
of Palm Beach County;s 1988
annual fantasy gala will take
patrons on a South Seas cruise
aboard the "S.S. Polo" at Boca
Raton's Polo Club. The black-
tie dinner dance is scheduled
for Saturday, Oct. 22, with
cocktails at 7 p.m. and dinner
at 8. Tickets are $1,000 per
couple with the majority of
funds raised earmarked for the
acquisition of a 7.5 acre treat-
ment campus in Delray.
For information on the
"Fantasy Cruise," call 278-
The proposed treatment
campus will house the agency's
ten drug abuse programs,
which range from the ALFA
programs school-based sub-
stance abuse programs for
middle school students who
exibit drug abuse tendencies
to a newly implemented half-
way house for adult males.
Also being planned are an
intensive residential program
for individuals who require
continuous care in a suppor-
tive environment, and a sub-
stance abuse day program for
day care.
The center, which has a pre-
sent caseload of approximately
525, treats adolescents as
young as 11-18 years, and
adults aged 18-65 and older,
including specific programs
targeted at addicts families.
Payment for services is based
solely on individual ability. No
one is refused treatment.
New Centrist Party May Be Key In Elections

With less than a month to go
until national elections here,
anything is still possible in the
battle for political power that
will not only produce a new
government but may deter-
mine the future of the adminis-
tered territories and the pros-
pects of reaching a peace set-
tlement with Israel's Arab
While the opinion polls are
far from conclusive, the pun-
dits consistently discern a
swing to the right. Most of
them are prepared to assert,
with a fair degree of certainty,
that the center-left Labor
Party can hope to govern only
if it succeeds in sundering the
ties that have bound the religi-
ous parties to the right-of-
center Likud bloc for more
than a decade.
If the religious bloc persists
in siding with Premier Yitzhak
Shamir's Likud and its rightist
allies, say these observers, it is
well nigh impossible to see how
Labor could stitch together a
workable coalition, even if it
fwere to decide to incorporate
the farthest-left factions in
such a government.
It is against this political-
arithmetical backdrop that the
newly created centrist religi-
ous party, Meimad, has come
to the fore in recent weeks as a
possibly decisive factor in the
coalition-making that will
begin as soon as the election
results are known on the night
of Nov. 1.
The party, led by Rabbi
Yehuda Amital, the dean of
the Har Etzion Yeshiva in
Alon Shvut, is still too new for
the polls to be able to give it a
meaningful prognosis for Elec-
tion Day.
But its energetic campaign-
ing, both in the press and
through personal contacts, has
already made it a talking-point
in broad religious circles.
It is, so to speak, "on the
map" a feat that already
distinguishes it from a plet-
hora of fly-by-night parties
that have announced their
birth in this anything-goes pre-
election period.
Much of the credit for this
initial success of this moderate
religious list must go to the
leader, Amital, himself.
Charismatic Personality
His name and charismatic
personality are well known
throughout the Orthodox com-
munity, from the far right to
the Kibbutz Hadati, the left-
leaning religious kibbutz
movement. The men and
women he has gathered
around him, moreover, repre-
sent a broad swath of rabbini-
cal, academic and lay society.
The rabbi, though a political
neophyte, is savvy enough not
to plight his troth in advance.
He refuses to say categorically
that, if elected, he would side
only with Labor, never under
any circumstances with Likud.
And the Labor Party leader,
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, is keeping a deliberate
distance, not wishing to
smother the fledgling party in
an embarrassingly dovish
But plainly, Amital's pur-
pose once in the Knesset would
be to challenge the identifica-
tion between religion and
nationalism that has under-
pinned the Likud's power since
Menachem Begin's first coali-
tion in 1977 with the religious
Today, many thoughtful
political observers here con-
sider that coalition to have
been the former Likud leader's
most salient and lasting suc-
cess on the domestic politic
Over the years, what began
as a partnership of expediency
has steadily grown into an
ideological alliance, with the
religious parties even the
non-Zionist Agudat Yisrael
moving steadily toward the
right of the political spectrum.
For Amital, a Holocaust sur-
vivor whose yeshiva was the
first hesder institution, where
students combine Torah study
with army service, the initial
stirrings of discomfort
occurred during the 1982
Lebanon war.
Long a loyal member of the
National Religious Party, he
gave voice to his criticism in
articles and sermons. But he
stopped short of forcing a
political schism.
'A Time To Act4
Now, mainly because of the
nine-month-old Palestinian
uprising, he has reluctantly
taken the plunge. "This is a
time to act," he wrote to his
followers. "The Torah has a
relevant message."
Perhaps the growing popu-
larity of the "transfer" con-
cept particularly on the reli-
gious right gave the rabbi's
political determination and
added urgency.
"The forced expulsion of the
Arab population as a means of
solving our demographic or
political problems is morally
repugnant and politically self-
destructive," Amital wrote in
opposition to the idea.
He insisted above all that
"on the question of life and
death, religious Zionism must
not obstruct the way to peace,
even if it entails painful com-
promises, on condition that
genuine security is secured."
To illustrate just how painful
the compromises he advocates
are likely to be, Amital has
said he would give up his own
home and his yeshiva in the
context of a true peace agree-
They are built in the Gush
Etzion, 10 miles south of Jeru-
salem. The land was owned
and settled by religious Jews
before 1948, but was lost to
the Jordanians during the War
of Independence and became
part of the West Bank from
1948 to 1967.
Amital's statement shocked
many. But it hammered home
his message. The party's plat-
form reads: "Meimad is com-
mitted to the principle that the
peace, welfare and preserva-
tion of the Jewish people and
the State of Israel take preced-
ence over the goal of political
control of the entirety of the
Land of Israel."
Against Imposed Legisla-
On religious issues, Meimad
takes a line which is anathema
to the other religious parties:
It strongly opposes religious
legislation that is imposed on
the Knesset by political horse-
trading, and then enforced on
a largely hostile public.
That is not the way to win
hearts, Amital wrote. It is "a
profanation of the sacred
name. We will not keep silent
. .Religious Zionists should
serve as a bridge between
extreme positions."
Meimad has taken an inde-
pendent stand too on the cur-
rently controversial question
of women serving on religious
councils the bodies that run
religious services in each city.
This is hotly opposed by all
the other religious parties and
by the Chief Rabbinate. But
Meimad says it "supports the
full integration of women in
public and political life."
The No. 3 candidate on Mei-
mad's Knesset list (after Ami-
tal and educator Haim Rippel
of Safed) is a woman, Tova
I Ian, a noted kibbutz move-
ment intellectual. The other
religious parties field no
women at all in realistic slots.
The pundits say Meimad, as
a new party, will have done
well to win two seats, or even
But on Nov. 2, the day after
elections, every seat will
count. And if Rabbi Amital,
whose Orthodoxy and piety
are unimpeachable, sides with
Labor, that could trigger a
domino effect among some of
the other religious parties.

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Friday, October 7, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Hollywood and Miami Beach Couples
to Be Honored By MJHHA
NYC. Deli Comes To Florida
Rowland and Sylvia Schae-
fer of Hollywood and Louis
and Bess Stein of Miami Beach
will be honored as benefactors
of the newest buildings at the
Miami Jewish Home and Hos-
pital for the Aged at Douglas
Gardens (MJHHA). The Louis
and Bess Stein Commons and
Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer
Hall will be dedicated in a
ceremony Sunday, Oct. 23, 11
a.m., at MJHHA, 151 N.E. 52
St., Miami.
The public is invited to
attend the event.
The Steins, who moved to
Miami in 1967, are Humanitar-
ian FOUNDERS of the Miami
Jewish Home, where Louis
Stein is also past president of
FOUNDERS, an honorary
vice president of MJHHA and
chairman of the Program
Advisory Board for the Stein
Gerontological Institute,
which was endowed by the
Steins in 1981. A member of
the MJHHA Board of Direc-
tors, Bess Stein is also vice
president of the Greater Miami
Women's Auxiliary which, in
1984, honored her as its
"Woman of the Year."
The Steins' humanitarianism
also extends to the Miami
Beach Community Center, Jef-
ferson Medical School in Penn-
sylvania, Fordham University
in New York, Technion Uni-
versity in Haifa and an Amphi-
theatre and Mother and Child
Clinic in Jerusalem.
Louis Stein is a retired attor-
ney and retired chairman of
the board of Food Fair Stores.
The Steins have three daugh-
ters, ten grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren.
For Rowland and Sylvia
Schaefer, the endowment of
the new Hall at Douglas Gar-
dens is the latest of many
Louis and Bess Stein
The kosher taste of New
York's Lower East Side comes
to South Florida with the
opening of Bernstein's South
located in The Plaza at Coral
Schmulka Bernstein's Glatt
Kosher delicatessen, still man-
ufactured in the family factory
in New Jersey, will be featured
in the new restaurant opened
by Irwin Bernstein, grandson
of the firm's original founder.
Bernstein's South continues
the 50-year tradition of offer-
ing Glatt Kosher Schmulka
Bernstein salami, pastrami,
corned beef, bologna and hick-
ory smoked delicacies. In addi-
tion, Glatt Kosher Chinese
food will be available on the
premises and for take-out. Cat-
ering services are also offered.
Grandpa Schmulka Bern-
stein opened his small butcher
shop on New York's Lower
East Side in 1908. To this day,
the actual method of smoking
the meats remain a secret
known only to the Bernstein
Irwin Bernstein's father,
Schmulka's son Solomon,
extended the family business
by opening the restaurant on
Rivington Street, where he
and his wife worked for 55
years and celebrities ranging
from baseball's Willie Mays to
N.Y. Gov. Mario Cuomo came
to enjoy a hearty corned beef
At the age of eight, Irwin
Bernstein "entered the fam-
ily business, working in his
parents' restaurant. There,
one day as he was behind the
counter he met Anne, who
came in to buy corned beef
sandwiches and later became
his wife. They now live in
North Miami Beach and Anne
has taken a managerial role in
establishing the new Bern-
stein's South.
Berstein's South will be open
Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
- 10 p.m.; Friday. 8:30 a.m. -
3 p.m.; and Saturday from 30
minutes after sundown.
Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer
accomplishments at MJHHA.
Chairman of the board of
Claire's Stores, Inc., Rowland
Schaefer is an honorary vice
president of MJHHA as well as
a Humanitarian FOUNDER
and vice president of FOUN-
The Schaefers are on the
board of directors of the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion and the Weizmann Insti-
tute in Israel where they are
also major benefactors. The
couple has three children.
The completion of Stein
Commons and Schaefer Hall
represents the latest phase of
a 10-year, $40 million capital
expansion project at MJHHA.
NEW YORK (JTA) The AT&T Co. has announced new
rate schedules, time periods and calling plans it says will
make it easier and less expensive to telephone Israel.
The grandson of
Schmulka Bernstein
is bringing the taste of
New York's Lower East Side
to Coral Springs!
So Everything's Kosher
Featuring Schmulka Bernstein.
Famous For Over 50 Years For:
Salami, Pastrami, Corned Beef
Hickory Smoked Delicacies
Strictly Glatt Kosher
Catering For Every Occasion
Delivered to your home.
office or temple throughout
Dade. Broward and Palm Beach.
The third and fourth generations oj the Bernstein family: Anne,
Irwin, Darryl and Ron. Irwin, son of Solomon and grandson of
Schmulka Bernstein, is opening Bernstein's South in The Plaza
at Coral Springs. The delicatessen continues the 50-year tradi-
tion of offering Glatt Kosher Schmulka Bernstein meats manufac-
tured in the family-owned factory in New Jersey. Glatt Kosher
Chinese food will also be available on the premises, as will
catering services.
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could be the second Arab coun-
try to negotiate peace with
Israel, according to President
Hosni Mubarak of Egypt,
whose country under the late
Anwar Sadat was the first.
Mubarak offered that upbeat
assessment during a conversa-
tion with the new Israeli
ambassador to Egypt, Profes-
sor Shimon Shamir.
While it is not entirely with-
out credibility, Israeli officials
are more interested in and
pleased with Mubarak's
invitation to Shamir for a pri-
vate tete-a-tete.
The Israeli envoy had just
presented his credentials at
the presidential palace in
Cairo, one of 11 ambassadors
to do so.
But only Shamir and the new
ambassador from Iraq were
asked to stay for separate,
substantive conversations with
the president after the ceremo-
Shamir is no stranger to
Cairo. He founded and headed
the Israeli Academic Center
there and is considered his
country's foremost expert on
Egypt and Egyptian affairs.
Mubarak's remarks to him,
behind closed doors, were
reported in Yediot Achronot by
its usually well-informed Arab
affairs correspondent, Smadar
The Israeli newspaper
quoted the Egyptian president
as telling the ambassador from
Jerusalem, "There is an Arab
According to the report,
Mubarak numbered Iraq
among the moderate Arab
Statements by Tariq Azziz,
the Iraqi foreign minister, and
other diplomats in Baghdad,
tend to bolster the notion that
Iraq is adopting more moder-
ate rhetoric with regard to
But recently, following
Iraq's successes in the war and
cease-fire terms that were
favorable to Baghdad, Israel
has become increasingly
Officials and commentators
in Jerusalem speak more than
ever of the possibility that
Iraq's vast and battle-
hardened army might be
turned against Israel in a
future Arab-Israeli war.
Although it is generally con-
ceded here that the Iraqi army
will stay massed on the Iran
border for some time to come,
Iraq's use of chemical warfare
and ballistic missiles is seen by
Israel as introducing a new
and dangerous elements into
the region that could be emu-
lated by Syria and other foes of
Still, Iraq's closeness to
Egypt and its desire to main-
tain sympathy in the West,
despite its proven poison gas
outrages, lend credence and
interest to Mubarak's reported
Infiltrators Thwarted
Palestinian terrorists were kil-
led in a clash with an Israel
Defense Force patrol in the
southern Lebanon security
The encounter occurred on
the northern Har Dov slopes of
Mt. Hermon, an area where
the IDF has standing orders to
shoot anything that moves.
There were no Israeli casual-
According to the IDF, docu-
ments found on the bodies indi-
cated the terrorists were affili-
ated with Al Fatah, the mili-
tary wing of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization led by
Yasir Arafat.
The gang, an IDF officer
said, "was on its way to carry
out an action against Israel.'

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 7, 1988
Noble Role For Press
As we observe National Newspaper Week, it
is important to note the varied functions that
the Anglo-Jewish press, in general, and this
paper in particular, fulfill.
All newspapers of an honorable and credible
tradition provide both usable and necessary
news to aid readers in leading informed lives
and protect the freedoms that make American
life unmatched by any other in the free world.
The Anglo-Jewish press augments these
efforts. As an advocate, Jewish journalism
with an American history of almost 150 years
works to enlighten and protect Jewish life.
The Jewish Floridian has been educating,
informing and entertaining readers for more
than 60 years. We take seriously our obliga-
tion to support the Jewish community within
our own environs and beyond.
In covering events, especially locally, we are
forever cognizant of the responsibility to be
exquisitely even-
Freedom in Our Hands
National Newspaper Week:
October 2-6. 1968
handed; to handle
coverage of sensi-
tive areas with dig-
There is a canard
which begs
debunking; that a
journalist needs to
be distant and dis-
passionate about
the community covered.
We argue that position.
Those affiliated with The Jewish Floridian
have historically taken an impassioned inter-
est in Jewish life. With an intimate interest in
civic and communal and charitable endeavors,
The Jewish Floridian shares a stake in the
Jewish Community.
We stand by that stake and the freedom that
allows it to flourish.
Kaddish For Killing Field
The Soviet Union always offers special focus
as world Jewry celebrates Simchat Torah.
Although the mandated rejoicing in the Torah
is not tied religiously to the festival of Sukkot,
as is Shemini Atzeret, it does coincide with the
High Holy Day period. As such, the day takes
on multiple meanings especially in Russia.
Routinely, the festival is marked by once-
outlawed festivities in the larger cities. And
we expect the same to be reported next week.
But as precursor, and as testament that
glasnost or openness and perestroika or
restructuring is truly beginning to make a
difference to Jewish life in the U.S.S.R., we
note with mixed feelings the Russian com-
memoration of Babi Yar.
The killing field close in to Kiev was the site
of mass murders of Ukrainian Jews in 1941.
More than 40 years passed before there was
acknowledgment official recognition that
Jews were the focal target in that Nazi-
inspired genocide.
And as the Stalinist penchant to purge
anything Jewish from Russian life undergoes
its own exile, more honest appraisal of Rus-
sian history is allowed to issue forth.
The Moscow observance last weekend at a
Jewish cemetery to mark the death at Babi
Yar had official participation and sanction. It
was reportedly the second year that such a
rally has been permitted.
Although there have developed in the Soviet
Union several chauvinistic and anti-Semitic
organizations in recent time, we take hope in
the increased numbers of refuseniks being
allowed to emigrate.
And, too, we note with poignant satisfaction
that all change even a belated communal
Kaddish indicates some small benefit to our
brethren in the Soviet Union.
Toxic Language; Cooperative Efforts
"Wise men, be guarded in
your words."
That is a teaching in the
"Ethics of the (Synagogue)
Fathers," an instruction that
came to mind as I watched the
summit meeting between
New York Mayor Ed Koch
and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
I don't know what actually
went on between them, but for
me, it suggested that there is
an important lesson to be
learned by many leaders from
family therapy.
The surest way to under-
mine a family or a marriage is
to engage in the unbridled use
of toxic language. Toxic
language poisons the family
atmosphere, and it can just as
surely poison and undermine
relations between racial and
religious groups.
Studies in prejudice instruct
us that the danger of verbal
violence is that frequently it
leads to physical violence.
Without minimizing real
problems, both blacks and
Jews need to be aware that the
strongest cooperation and
respect in the United States
Congress exists between
members of the Black
Congressional Caucus and the
Congressmen who are Jewish.
Predominantly Jewish
voters helped elect black
mayors in Philadelphia, Los
Angeles, Detroit, and Atlanta.
And it is superfluous to recall
the profound understanding
and empathy the late Dr.
Martin Luther King had for
central Jewish concerns, and
the reciprocal trust that the
Jewish people posited in him.
We have had more than
enough examples of hostility
and toxic words. Leaders of
both communities are needed
who are healers, and who
believe in therapy for our
larger human family.
Tears of Oil Last Temptation of Arafat
King Hussein's bombshell
withdrawal from the "West
Bank" has now been followed
by a smoke grenade tossed
into the Middle East muddle
by the PLO and its henchmen
among the Palestinians in the
territories the "proclama-
tion of independence"
In deliberate mockery of all
principles of true liberty and
real independence, a terrorist
gang is to be anointed as a
government-in-exile thereby
posthumously adding insult to
such governments which
during World War II fled the
Nazi onslaught in
Europe. And, with no less than
Jerusalem as its capital, it is
threatening to proclaim itself
as a member of the family of
nations and no doubt will
demand admission to the UN!
This, it is cynically
proclaimed by PLO
spokesmen, would not be
different from what Israel did
in 1948. Unfortunately,
fantastic as it may sound, it is
not impossible that, in one
form or another, it may occur
as soon as the so-called Pales-
tine National Council a
ragbag of adventurers, crimi-
nals and careerists ranging
from assassins to rogue profes-
sors will have been assem-
bled in Algiers.
More unbelievable still,
there is talk that Yasir Arafat
himself will make the
announcement before the
European Community, now
presided over by Spain, which
invited him to address them.
Is this "The Last Tempta-
tion of Arafat?"
However, macabre such a
joke would be, it is by no
means certain that it won't be
What will it mean for Israel?
One way to counteract what-
ever political advantage it may
reap for Arafat & Company is
to formally annex the terri-
tories and subject them to the
same laws and administration
as the rest of Israel, including
Jerusalem. This, presumably,
is the line favored by Prime
Minister Shamir and his
The alternative would be to
do nothing except try to woo
once again the "blushing
bride" disguished as the King
of Jordan and to look for non-
PLO Palestinians to discuss
The first course of action will
no doubt be met with furious
opposition outside Israel even
among her "friends." The
West Europeans will cry
"foul" and shed tears of oil.
The Americans depending
on their affiliation will claim
that it is most "inopportune"
at election time in the United
States to force an outgoing
fovernment to react to such a
ecision or to compel the
incoming one to do so.
In the UN, there will be
scenes unmatched perhaps
even by the rival circuses in
Atlanta and New Orleans -
with everybody shouting in at
least six languages. The newly-
won prestige of the UN will
easily be lost again.
The real danger to Israel is
the booby-trap in the rumored
Arafat proclamation, namely,
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Israel's Satellite
Friday, October 7, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Continued from Page 1
regional arms race, but does
put Israel into rh^ "technologi-
cal race." With the launching,
it has gained an important
prestige advantage, he said.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres agreed that the Ofek
launching was not a military
move. He observed that "the
problem is not one of borders
or the level of our technologi-
cal prowess, but of the tension
and hatred in this region."
'The world of Tomorrow'
The launching cast a spot-
light on another politcal fig-
ure, Professor Yuval Ne'eman
series of proposed scientific
experiements will be carried
out by tuture satellites.
"This is an important step
which takes Israel into the
world of tomorrow," Ne'eman
said. He noted that satellites
are now a multibillion-dollar
business serving global com-
munications and a wide variety
of other purposes.
Ne'eman also referred to
media rumors of an Israeli spy
satellite. He said they were a
likely conclusion. Considering
"that we have defense and
security problems, they put
two and two together."
of Tel Aviv University, an ..,? adm,tted that there ,s a
internationally prominent J^^^ ?.the satel"
physicist who is leader of the ^7 chng,Thats a matter
to be discussed in the future by
ultranationalist party Tehiya.
Ne'eman, who also heads
Israel's space agency,
described the launch as "very
clean, without any problems.
Ne'eman said the test satel-
lite will be followed by a scien-
tific satellite. He said decisions
will be made about which of a
Last Temptation
Continued from Page 4
an "implied" recognition of
Israel within the 1947 borders!
Israel's "good friends" may
use this to'try once again to
force her to sit at the confer-
ence table with the now
"kosher" PLO.
We can only hope that
nothing will deter those
responsible for Israel's
security from meeting all
the competent authorities,
Ne'eman said.
The spy satellite rumors
were fueled by the secrecy that
surrounded the launch. Until
Ofek was successfully on the
way to orbit, officials here
refused to comment.
Spy Satellite Too Costly
Ne'eman himself had dismis-
sed the reports as "more like
science fiction tales and far
from reality."
Israel's space scientists say
the theoretical capacity exists
to build and launch a high-
altitude spy satellite, but the
costs may be too much for
Israel to bear.
A low-altitude orbiter would
be cheaper, but of limited
value, the scientists say. It
would cover only a narrow
path, passing over the Middle
East region twice a day, have a
short lifetime and need to be
replaced frequently.
An intelligence satellite at
higher altitudes, set in a sta-
tionary orbit, could observe
regional developments on a
permanent, "real time" basis
and would have would have a
longer life span. But it would
cost billions to build.
Scientists agree that the
problem is financial, not tech-
nological. Israel is especially
strong on the optical computer
image enhancement technolo-
gies required, they say.
According to some obser-
vers, Israel's interest in a mili-
tary satellite to spy on the
Arab states may be an out-
come of the Jonathan Pollard
Pollard, a civilian intelli-
gence analyst employed by the
U.S. Navy, is serving a life
sentence in an American fed-
eral prison for spying on behalf
of Israel.
He sold Israelis material
that American intelligence
gathered on the Arab coutries
but did not share with Israel.
With Pollard out of business,
the Israelis need the means to
improve their own intelligence
Letters To The Editor
Jewish Debates on Presidency
Centers on Jackson
Jews meet to talk about the
relative merits of Vice Presi-
dent George Bush or Massa-
chusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis
for president, the conversation
inevitably turns neither to the
economy nor to the pledge of
allegiance, but to the Rev.
Jesse Jackson.
A debate between Jewish
representatives of the two can-
didates was no exception. It
was held during the Council of
Jewish Federation's quarterly
board and committee meetings
at New York's Marriott Mar-
quis Hotel.
The Democratic Party is
being held hostage by Jack-
son's "un-American, anti-
American and certainly anti-
Jewish" forces, according to
Jack Stein, a representative of
Bush's campaign and a former
chairman or the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations.
But according to Hyman
Bookbinder, special adviser to
Dukakis, the Republicans'
claims that Jackson will deter-
mine Dukakis' Middle East
policy is both a "manufactured
issue" and "mind-boggling."
Bookbinder formerly served as
Washington representative of
the American Jewish Commit-
Jackson was not the only
topic during a sometimes
heated debate between old
acquaintances that will cer-
tainly be repeated before other
Jewish audiences in the next
two months.
Bookbinder, for instance,
raised doubts about Bush's
commitment to Israel, and
criticized Republican legisla-
tors for supporting arms sales
to Arab nations. He also
attacked the Reagan adminis-
tration's recent attempts to
censure Israel for a number of
actions in the administered
Stein relied on his own 18-
year acquaintance with Bush
to attest to the vice president's
feelings toward Israel and
Jews. He praised the Middle
East platform adopted at the
Republican National Conven-
tion as the "most pro-Israel"
that the American Israel Pub-
lic Affairs Committee "has
seen in years."
But the debate was really
about Jackson, to the extent
that Bookbinder, speaking
first, was also the first to bring
up the topic. "The Republicans
have decided to run against
Jesse Jackson, not Michael
Dukakis," he said.
Stein said the success of
Jackson and other Arab sym-
pathizers in the Democratic
Party in having a pro-
Palestinian plank debated at
the Democratic National Con-
vention was a taste of things to
come in a Dukakis administra-
Describing what he called
the "Dukakis-Jackson-
Ben tsen" ticket as a "troika,"
Stein said the Democrats had
been "hijacked by a well-
organized minority" led by
Bookbinder countered that
both parties had their
"extreme wings," citing as
Republican examples Sen.
Jesse Helms of North Carol-
ina, television evangelist Pat
Robertson, former Moral
Majority leader Jerry Falwell
and New Hampshire Gov. John
He said the Democrats'
rejection of the Palestinian
plank, by a 2-1 margin, was
evidence that the Jackson
wing "has not prevailed."
Countered Stein: "Do you
mean one out of three dele-
gates was prepared to agree to
support this anti-Israel
Going To Israel
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks
and his wife will join the Spe-
cial Mission to Israel spon-
sored by the Jewish Federa-
tion of South Palm Beach Flor-
ida. Rabbi Sacks serves on the
Federation's board of direct-
While in Israel Rabbi and
Mrs. Sacks will also be the
guests of their cousin, the
Chief Rabbi of Israel.
Mrs. Sacks is a past presi-
dent of JCRC of the Federa-
tion and Rabbi Sacks is a
seventh generation Israeli
It occurred to me that the
enclosed letter from my grand-
daughter, Tobi Fradkin, is so
beautiful and uplifting about
Israel that its inclusion in The
Floridian might be valuable to
the reader.
Tobi is currently an
exchange student in her senior
year at the University of Con-
William Z. Fradkin, M.D.
Shalom From Israel
What can I say. I am over-
whelmed by the country of
Israel. Everything is beautiful
and new and exciting to me. I
feel very proud to be Jewish
here among so many others.
We are busy all the time. I'm
still taking the Ulpan class to
learn Hebrew. I'm doing very
well. Hebrew is a difficult lan-
guage, but I am eager to learn.
I haven't seen much of the
country yet. Only Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem. I'm waiting for my
three week break, before the
semester, starts to travel.
Time is going quickly and I am
missing my family and friends,
but I wouldn't give this experi-
ence up for anything in the
world. I'm meeting Jews from
all over the world and learning
about their lives and culture. I
love talking to the Israelis. We
are not tourists here. We ride
the buses to the markets and
practice the same daily sched-
ules including school, bank,
grocery store, so we really see
how they live.
With all the fighting that
goes on near the border, I can
honestly say that I feel very
safe here.
I have so much to tell you but
this card is small.
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the 1989 JDC-Smolar Student Journalism Award, to be
presented to the Jewish student whose published article
best promotes understanding of world Jewry.
The award was established in 1980 in honor of the late
Boris Smolar, a leading American Jewish journalist and
longtime editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
For information: The JDC Smolar Student Journalism
Award, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee,
711 Third Ave., New York City 10017.
Shultz's Middle East Farewell
Secretary of State George
Shultz, who has labored hard
on behalf of Arab-Israeli
peace, made some important
points recently in what could
prove to be his valedictory talk
on the Middle East. Speaking
to a conference sponsored by
the Washington Institute for
Near East Policy, Shultz
stressed that:
"The existence, security
and well-being of Israel are the
first principles of any settle-
ment. Israel has the right to
exist ... in security. We will
do our utmost to ensure it."
The requirements for such
security "include military
hardware, defensible geogra-
phic positions, and technologi-
cal know-how."
Apparently referring to
PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat's
long-standing "olive branch
and gun" rhetoric, Shultz
stated that "no participant in a
peace process can wave the
flag of justice in one hand, and
brandish the weapons of ter-
rorism in the other. All partici-
pants must renounce violence
and terrorism. Each must
agree to negotiate on the
accepted international basis of
[UN] Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338."
"The United States cannot
accept 'self-determination'
when it is a code word for an
independent Palestinian state
or for unilateral determination
of the outcome of negotiations.
To expect the PLO to accept
Resolutions 242 and 338 as the
basis for negotiations is not to
ask it to make a concession."
The Secretary ruled out
Israeli annexation or perma-
nent control of the West Bank
and Gaza Strip as well as "a
declaration of independent
Palestinian statehood or gov-
ernment-in-exile" as unilateral
actions prejudging negotia-
And Shultz reminded Mos-
cow that "there are also no
free rides for outside parties
that want to play a role in
settling the conflict.... There
is no longer any excuse for the
Soviets to avoid diplomatic
relations with Israel; nor is
there justification for prevent-
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Rabbi Winyarz To Lecture
At Temple Emeth
Shultz's Farewell
The annual series of Monday
morning lectures at Temple
Emeth, Delray Beach, will
restart on Monday morning,
Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.
The first lecturer will be
Rabbi Mordecahi Winyarz of
Boca Raton Synagogue, speak-
ing on "Where Has All Truth
A collation will follow.
Temple Emeth is located at
5780 West Atlantic Ave. For
information: 498-3536 or 498-
F.K. Lane Reunion
The tenth annual alumni (all
classes) reunion dinner/dance
of Franklin K. Lane High
School, Brooklyn, will be held
in Florida in March, 1989.
For information, write Sara
Altman, 8587 Bella Vista
Drive, Boca Raton, FL. 33433,
or call 407-482-3614.
A bus trip to Bonnet House
in Fort Lauderdale on Thurs-
day, Oct. 27, is being spon-
sored by the Boca Ma'ariv
Chapter of Hadassah. The day-
long trip will also include lunch
at The Breakers in Fort Laud-
erdale and an afternoon at the
Museum of Art. The cost of the
trip is $30.
The Boca Ma'ariv Chapter
has also planned a luncheon/
fashion show on Tuesday, Nov.
15, noon, at the Boca Pointe
Country Club. Tickets are $20
per person.
Both activities will benefit
the Hadassah Medical Center
in Jerusalem. For information:
482-8809 or 482-6947.
The 12 South County Chap-
ters of Hadassah will join with
the State of Israel Bonds
Women's Division for the
Bond Appeal's Fourth Annual
Fashion Show and Luncheon
on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the
Deerfield Hilton.
Chairing the event for
Hadassah is Margit Rubnitz,
who will coordinate the 12
South County chapters. Rub-
nitz has served on the Board of
Israel Bonds since its inception
in Boca five years ago and
currently holds Hadassah's
Florida Atlantic Region Port-
folio for Israel Bonds.
Guest speaker will be Gerda
Weissman Klein.
La Mystique will produce the
show of Israeli fashions.
The minimum bond invest-
Beth El
Care For Elderly
Shared Care, the interfaith
day care program offering
activities for the elderly and
respite for their caregivers,
has opened for the new season.
Sponsored jointly by St.
Joan of Arc, the First Presby-
terian Church and Temple
Beth El, all of Boca Raton, the
program meets 9:30-2:30 p.m.
at Temple Beth El, 333 S.W. 4
School FundRaiser
A book and toy sale to bene-
fit Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton's nursery school will be
held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4-9
p.m., at Storylines in Oak
Plaza on Glades Road, Boca
Baked goods will also be
available for purchase.
ment will be $500, which will
be a ticket to other events
during the season, including
the Alan King Gala Concert at
Florida Atlantic University on
Dec. 18.
Information can be obtained
from local Hadassah chapters
ar by calling 368-9221.
Continued from Page 5
ing Jews who wish to emigrate
from doing so."
At times the secretary was
blunt. For example, he
stressed that while Palestinian
Arab participation "is
required at every stage of the
negotiations" they also "need
to decide whether to remain a
part of the problem in the
Middle East, or become part of
the solution. History will not
repeat itself." Palestinian
Arabs "must accept the right
of Israel to exist in peace and
pAsent themselves as a viable
negotiation partner. They can-
not murder or threaten other
Palestinians who maintain
contact with Israeli authori-
Similarly, "an attempt by
Israel to transfer Palestinians
from the West Bank and Gaza
would also be a unilateral act
to determine the status of
those territories. The United
States would oppose this vig-
Answering questions after-
ward, Shultz made it clear he
thought that demanding
Israel s retreat to the pre-1967
armistice lines, let alone the
UN's 1947 partition plan, was
not something "reasonable to
expect the Israelis to do."
Simultaneously, Resolution
242 requires of Israel "the
exchange of territory for
Secretary Shultz repeatedly
has proven himself not just a
friend of strengthened U.S.-
Israel relations but a key fig-
ure in bringing them about,
and a dedicated leader in the
pursuit of an Arab-Israeli set-
tlement. His successor will do
well to build on the Shultz
Bar Mitzvah
This guest editorial is reprinted with
permission from Near Eaat Report.
Anthony Seth Gordon, son
of Mia and Richard Gordon
was called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday,
Sept. 24.
Anthony is a ninth grade
student at St. Andrews School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were Anthony's sis-
ter, Jessica; grandparents,
Essie Gordon of Fort Lauder-
dale, Nancy and Sandy Nadler
of North Miami Beach; and
great-grandmother, Pauline
Ciobotaru of Montreal, Can-
ada. Following the afternoon
services, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
hosted a kiddush in their son's
George L. Bernstein, executive partner/CEO of
Laventhol & Horwath accounting firm, has been named
national chairman of the professions division of the
State of Israel Bonds Campaign. Bernstein is also
co-chairman of the board of directors of American
Jewish Congress, Philadelphia Region.
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Synagogue o\feu/s
Anshei Emuna
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach a sermon on the theme
"Great Starters Poor Fin-
ishers" at Sabbath morning
service Saturday, Oct. 8, at
8:30 a.m., at Anshe Emuna.
Kiddush will folow.
A sermon on the theme "The
Saint Without Compassion"
will be preached by Rabbi
Sacks at the Sabbath morning
service Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:30
a.m. Kiddush will follow.
A seminar in the Talmudic
Tome "Perke O'Vas" (Ethics
of Fathers) is led by Rabbi
Sacks in the course of Sabbath
twilight minyon services.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Druch), led by
Rabbi Sacks, begin at 7:30
a.m. preceeding the daily min-
yon services and at 6:30 p.m.
in conjunction with the daily
twilight minyon services.
Anshei Emuna is located at
16189 Carter Road in Delray
For information: 499-9229.
Temple Sinai
Services at Temple Sinai,
will be held Friday, Oct. 7,8:15
p.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver and
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance. The Rabbi's ser-
mon will be on "Original Good-
On Saturday, Oct. 8, ser-
vices will be held at 10 a.m.
For information: 276-6161.
Temple Sinai will hold its
fifth Blood Donor Day on Wed-
nesday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3:30
There is no age limit for
donors and, to save time,
appointments are being sched-
uled. Free testing for blood
pressure and cholesterol for
donors is also offered.
To schedule an appointment
call 276-6161 or 395-3293, or
come to Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
during the blood donor drive.
Services will be held at 8:15
p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Rabbi
Silver and Cantor Shapiro will
be in attendance. Rabbi Sil-
ver's sermon will be "That
Ark." On Saturday, Oct. 15,
services will start at 10 a.m.
Temple Sinai is located at
2475 West Atlantic Avenue,
Delray Beach.
Sisterhood Meets
The Sisterhood of Temple
Anshei Shalom will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 17, at 9:30 a.m. at
Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099
West Atlantic Avenue, Delray
Area Deaths
Beverly, a life member of Hadassah
who was an organizer of the Chai
Chapter in the early 1960s, died on
Sept. 7 at the age of 61. A resident of
Pompano Beach, she was the wife of
Howard Melinson, past Florida State
Commander of the JWV. Mrs.
Melinson also established the auxiliary
of Post No. 196, JWV in Pompano
Beach and was its charter president.
In addition to her husband, she is
survived by sons, Craig of Lake Worth
and Jeffrey of Pompano Beach;
daughter, Wendy of Lake Worth;
three grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren. Services were held at
Levitt-Weinstein, Hollywood.
Temple Emeth
Sabbath Services on Friday,
October 14, will begin at 8 p.m.
The subject of Rabbi Philip
Book's sermon will be "Noah
- The Righteous Man." At the
services on the following Sat-
urday morning, Oct. 15, Rabbi
Book will comment on "The
Flood and the Parallels in Lit-
Temple Beth El
A Shabbat dinner will pre-
cede family services Friday,
Oct. 14, at Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton. Services are
scheduled for 8 p.m.; the din-
ner is at 5:45 p.m. Consecra-
tion of the new students of the
religious school will be held.
Temple Beth El is located at
333 S.W. 4 Avenue, Boca
Raton. For information: 391-
Musical Shows
At Temple
Sponsored by the Brother-
hood of Temple Sinai, Delray
Beach, a Sunday night series
of musical revues will kick off
its fourth season on Nov. 20
with "Captivating Rhythm."
On Jan. 22, the schedule
continues with "Shajar and
Co.," a musical group from
"Gold Coast Opera," a kalei-
doscope of musical theatre, is
the Feb. 26 offering and an
all-new revue, "Standing Ova-
tion," will be on stage at the
temple on March 26.
All performances begin at 8
p.m. at Temple Sinai, 2475
West Atlantic Avenue.
Tickets for the entire four
part series are $25 and all
seats are reserved.
For information: 276-6161.
Bridge Games At Temple Sinai
Duplicate bridge games are
open to the public Thursdays,
7:30 p.m., at Temple Sinai,
2475 West Atlantic Avenue,
Delray Beach.
Games are sanctioned by the
American Contract Bridge
League and master points are
The fee is $2.50 per person
and refreshments are served.
For information: 498-0946.
Classes At Temple Emeth
Temple Emeth's annual
Education Program restarts
this month with classes on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
On Tuesdays, Beginners
Hebrew will be held 10-11 a.m.
and Advanced Hebrew
11 a.m.-noon.
Conversational Hebrew
classes are held Wednesdays,
for advanced, and Thursdays
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Yiddish classes are held
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The Rabbi's class on Biblical
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for Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m.
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on Clayton Yeutter in any-
way," said Jacob Stein, former
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations. "This is
a normal internal decision by
the U.S. trade representative
for whatever reasons he
thought best."
Another source at the trade
representative's office said the
delay was needed to give office
staffers more preparation
Seven countries are being
investigated this year under
the so-called Generalized Sys-
tem of Preferences (GSP) pro-
gram. The others are Syria,
Haiti, Burma, Malaysia,
Liberia and the Central Afri-
can Republic.
Israel is being investigated
because the office accepted an
Arab-American Anti-
Discrimination Committee
petition charging Israel with
violating Palestinian rights to
organize; to work under basic
standards of health and safety;
and to receive a minimum
ORT Plans Technology Institute
In Chicago
NEW YORK (JTA) Women's American ORT plans to
build its third ORT school in the United States, an
advanced technological institute in Chicago that will
integrate courses in sophisticated technology, Jewish
studies and life skills to help improve the employment
prospects for local youth.
The school will join the 11-year-old Bramson ORT in New
York City and the Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute
established two years ago. An associate ORT program also
operates in South Florida.
W. Germany---------------
Community Endorses
Embezzlement Probe
Winnipeg's Withering Jewish Population
BONN, (JTA) The leader
of West Germany's Jewish
community said he is not satis-
fied with the investigation of
the Werner Nachmann embez-
zlement scandal.
Heinz Galinski said he
believes the investigation
should be pursued without bias
to expose possible accom-
plices, whether they be Jews
or non-Jews.
Nachmann, who was
chairman of the Central
Council of Jews in Germany
for 20 years until his sudden
death last January, was found
to have misappropriated up to
$20 million provided by the
Bonn government to pay resti-
tution to Jewish Holocaust
Galinski discovered the
malfeasance shortly after he
took office as Nachmann's
Speaking to a West German
radio station in an interview,
Galinski said that family
members and close associates
of Nachmann "must have had
at least some knowledge" of
what happened.
He said he would leave it to
the state prosecution to clear
up the question of accomplices.
"We are all co-responsible in
a moral sense, because we had
too much confidence" in Nach-
mann, Galinski said.
Nachmann, a wealthy indu-
strialist with good connections
in government, was a pillar of
the community. "Nobody had
the slightest suspicion that he
would steal money that was to
go to victims of the Holo-
caust," Galinski said.
He praised the West German
media for its unsensational
coverage of the affair and for
not using the scandal to launch
an anti-Semitic campaign.
Galinski said some elements
in the country would try to use
the scandal to incite anti-
Jewish feelings, but they
would do so even if no Jews
lived in Germany and there
had been no Nachmann
Estonia Notes
Jewish Revival
revival of Jewish life is taking
place in the Soviet republic of
Estonia, according to a Dutch
specialist in Eastern European
Writing in the daily Het
Parool, the specialist, Dick
Verkijk, reported that a
Jewish cultural society,
purportedly the first in the
Soviet Union, was established
in Estonia and officially regis-
tered. It is said to have 250
members to date.
The society's first public
event was a gala concert of
Jewish music performed in the
Russian Theater in Tallinn, the
Baltic republic's capital. The
650 seats were sold out within
two hours, Verkijk said.
He said he spoke to two
members of the Executive of
the Jewish society, Samuel
Lazekin and Eugenia Loov.
They told him Hebrew lessons
would start next month.
Verkijk reported that about
5,000 Jews live in Estonia, the
same number as in 1939, when
it was an independent nation.
Most of the Jews who lived
there before World War II
were deported to their deaths
during the Nazi occupation.
After the war, Jews from
Moscow, Leningrad and other
parts of the Soviet Union
settled in Estonia, because the
atmosphere was less anti-
Semitic, Verkijk reported.
He said similar Jewish
cultural societies will soon be
established in the neighboring
Baltic republics of Latvia and
Lithuania, which also are part
of the Soviet Union.
Terrorists Captured In S. Lebanon
TEL AVIV (JTA) Four armed Lebanese terrorists
plotting a bombing in Israel were captured by an Israel
Defense Force patrol in the southern Lebanon security
One terrorist was seriously wounded in the exchange of
fire. There were no Israeli casualties.
The terrorists were identified as members of the
Lebanese Communist Party. The clash occurred on rough
terrain north of Taibeh village, less than four miles from
the Israeli border of the Galilee panhandle.
Winnipeg's Jewish community
is aging, diminishing and
moving to the South End of
the city, according to a report
prepared by Touche Ross
Management Consultants for
the Winnipeg Jewish
Community Council's long-
range planning committee.
The report indicates that
Winnipeg's Jewish population
has continued the decline that
begin in the 1960s, though
population loss has slowed
down, compared with the
period between the 1971 and
1981 censuses.
For 40 years Winnipeg's
Jewish population was
stationary, with a population
in the neighborhood of 20,000.
The peak year was 1961. The
population now stands at just
under 14,500, with 27 percent
over 65. This compares with 23
percent in the 1981 census.
Winnipeg, formerly the third
largest Jewish community in
Canada, now is closer to fourth
and possibly fifth place, edged
out by Vancouver and rivaled
by Ottawa.
Israel Population Rises
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's population grew by just over
1.5 percent last year, reaching 4,455,000 at the New Year,
the Central Bureau of Statistics announced here.
Eighty-two percent of the population is Jewish, the
bureau noted.
Nearly 100,000 births were registered during the past
year, of whom 73,000 were Jews.
New immigrants totaled about 13,000 in 5748, about
1,000 more than the previous year.
Soviets Pressed on
Cancer-Ridden Refusenik
case of a Jewish refusenik
suffering from cancer has been
taken up at the highest level in
Moscow by Lord Plumb of
Britain, president of the Stras-
bourg-based Parliament of
Plumb is making the first
official visit to the Soviet
capital by a president of the
parliament. His spokesman,
Lionel Stanbrook, said that he
discussed the predicament of
Georgi Samoiiovich with
Andrei Gromyko, president of
the USSR.
Plumb "asked Gromyko for
details about the case of the
Jewish refusenik, who is
suffering from cancer for
which there is treatment only
in the United States," Stan-
brook said.
The soviet OVIR office
informed Samoiiovich that he
would not be given a medical
visa for cancer therapy being
offered him at a hospital in
New Jersey. News of the
refusal was reported in Wash-
ington by Pamela Cohen, pres-
ident of the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews.
Samoiiovich, 63, was doag-
nosed by a visiting American
doctor as having large-cell
It is essential that Samoi-
iovich undergo surgery not
available in Moscow within the
next few weeks, Lord Plumb's
office said.
Redgrave's Rights Not Violated
British actress Vanessa Red-
grave suffered a setback after
a federal appeals court in
Boston ruled that the Boston
Symphony Orchestra did not
violate her civil rights when it
canceled her performances,
following threats by protes-
It was the latest and prob-
ably the final chapter in the
legal battle between Redgrave
and the orchestra. It started in
1982 after the orchestra
decided to cancel Redgrave's
contract to narrate six per-
formances of Stravinsky's
"Oedipus Rex" in Boston.
The orchestra canceled her
appearance following threats
they received because of Red-
grave's support of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization.
The 3-2 decision by the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the First
Spy Trial in Recess
trial of suspected Soviet spy
Shabtai Kalmanovitz is to
recess until December.
His trial opened behind
closed doors in Tel Aviv
District Court with three
judges: Menahem Ilan,
Shoshana Berman and Zvi
According to defense
attorney Amnon Zichroni, the
first session was devoted to a
"mini-trial" about the validity
of the confession extracted
from Kalmanovitz by the Shin
Bet, Israel's internal security
The defendant claims that
the confession was extracted
from him by Shin Bet agents
using illegal methods.
Kalmanovitz, a Soviet-born
businessman with important
social, political and military
connections in Israel, was
arrested last December for
alleged espionage.
The case has electrified the
Israeli public, because
Kalmanovitz has been at the
center of previous scandals
and has ties to a number of
prominent Israeli officials.
He was reportedly close to
the late Premier goida Meir
and formerly served as an aide
to Samuel Flatto-Sharon, the
eccentric multimillionaire fugi-
tive from French justice who
served as a one-man Knesset
faction from 1977 to 1981.
Circuit said that the cancella-
tion of Redgrave's contract did
not violate the Massachusetts
Civil Right Act.
The court, however, upheld a
$12,000 award to Redgrave as
compensation for a lost role in
a Broadway play. A three-
member panel of the same
appeals court ruled in her
favor in October 1987.
The trial of Redgrave
against the orchestra, in which
the actress sought $5 million in
damages, went beyond a sim-
ple breach of contract case and
turned into a battle of freedom
of speech and the mix of art
and politics.
The orchestra said at the
time it decided to cancel the
contract after it received
letters and calls warning that
there would be picketing and
other protests against Red-
grave, because of her strong
opposition to Israel and her
embrace of the PLO.
Redgrave won the first
round of her legal battle when
a federal jury ruled in
November 1984 that the
orchestra breached the
contract and awarded her
$100,000 in compensation and
$27,500 in lost wages.
But in February 1985,
District Court Judge Robert
Keaton dismissed the $100,000
award and ruled Redgrave's
civil rights were not violated.

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