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Volume 11 Number 5
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, March 10, 1989
Price: 35 Cents
Rare Jewish Response
To Rushdie Affair
By
ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) Major
Jewish organizations, so often
at the forefront of struggles
for human rights and freedom
of expression, have had only a
muted reaction so far to the
predicament of British writer
Salman Rushdie.
An exception has been the
World Jewish Congress and
American Jewish Congress.
The WJC American Section
stated that it "deplores and is
dismayed" by Iranian leader
Ayatollah Khomeini's death
threat against the Indian-born
novelist.
AJCongress called on the
U.S. government and the
United Nations "not only to
register worldwide revulsion
over these abominable threats,
but to recommend appropriate
concerted action to prevent
them from being carried out."
Khomeini and his followers
believe Rushdie's book, "The
Satanic Verses," blasphemes
Islam by caricaturing the pro-
phet Mohammed.
Individual Jewish writers,
either in interviews with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency or
as part of writers' organiza-
tions, have also deplored the
death threat and the reluc-
tance of some bookstore chains
to stock the novel.
Asked in those interviews
whether Jews might also be
angered by a book that mocks
their beliefs or history, many
of the writers agreed but said
there are ways of expressing
anger short of death threats or
book burnings.
Unfortunately, they said, an
odious anti-Semitic tract is the
price to be paid for the princi-
ple of freedom of expression.
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman, chair-
man of the WJC American
Section, said he was surprised
by the lack of a greater Jewish
response to the Rushdie affair,
although he said he understood
the hesitation.
"I imagine part of it may be
concern of further weakening
relations between Iran and
Israel, and endangering the
lives of Jews in Iran," he said.
"It's a delicate question we
weigh all the time."
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, a
former director of interreligi-
ous affairs for the American
Jewish Committee who writes
a column distributed by JTA,
said the controversy "discloses
the core of a fanatic Islamic
cosmology, which defines man-
kind as pitted in a clash
between the children of light
and the children of darkness
(Satan).
"It illuminates the magni-
tude of the ideological barbar-
ism with which Israel has had
to contend since its founding in
1948," he said.
Ultra-Orthodox Joined
Rushdie Protest
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
lltra-Orthodox Jews joined
Moslem clergy in Israel in
denouncing Salman Rushdie's
novel "The Satanic Verses,"
which will appear in Israel
soon in Hebrew translation.
Rabbi Avraham Ravitz,
Knesset member and leader of
the Degel HaTorah party, told
the Knesset Education Com-
mittee that the author had
"abused the freedom of ex-
pression to hurt religious feel-
ings of hundreds of millions
of Moslems throughout the
world."
Islamic fundamentalists con-
tend the book blasphemes
their faith.
The Indian-born British
author went into hiding when
the Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho-
meini of Iran offered $1 million
lor his murder.
Sheik Mohammad Hubeishi,
the kadi or Moslem religious
judge of Acre, warned that
publication of "The Satanic
Verses" in Israel would sour
the "delicate relations"
!>etween Jews and Arabs.
Keter, one of Israel's largest
publishing houses, announced
it had contracted to publish the
book here and was seeking a
translator.
But Niva Lanir, Keter'.1
chief editor, said the contract
was signed on the basis oi
pre-publication catalogues,
long before the controversy
over the l)ook erupted.
Sheik Zaki Madladj, the kadi
of Jerusalem, admitted to
army radio that neither he nor
any other Moslem clergy in
Israel had read Rushdie's
l>ook.
He said that while the book
could not weaken a Moslem's
faith in God and his prophet,
Mohammed, he opposed any
confrontation with religious
beliefs held by the masses,
Jewish, Christian or Moslem.
"God is sacred to everyone,
and no one has the right to
come and shake this belief,"
Madladj said.
He accused Rushdie of
attacking religion "to sell
more books and make more
money."
But the kadi did not agree
the ayatollah should have put a
price on Rushdie's head. "No
one delegated us with an
authority to threaten his life,"
he said.
Rabbi Ravitz also protested
the threats by the Iranian lead-
ers.
Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. right, and human rights activist
Andrei D. Sakharov. met recently at the New York home of
Ronald Lauder. former U.S. ambassador to Austria. Also
present wan the Simon Wiesenthal Center's legal counsel Martin
Mendelsohn, rear right. Wiesenthal, who had never before met
Sakharov. was a member for ten years and three-time chairman
of the committee that defended and supported the Soviet nuclear
physicist who had been banished to Gorki because of his outspoken
i-rilicism if the Soviet government.
Ad Is a Blatant Fraud
JOHANNESBURG (JTA) -
The South African Zionist
Federation has exposed as
fraudulent an advertisement
widely published in South
Africa alleging Israeli brutal-
ity toward Palestinian child-
ren.
The ad, which appeared in
major dailies throughout the
republic, offered awards total-
ing 2,000 rand (about $800) in
prizes for the best caption to a
photograph that purported to
be that of an Arab mother
snatching her child from "the
clutches of soldiers in Israel."
The ad was sponsored by the
Islamic Propagation Center in
Durban. It contained a state-
ment criticizing Jews for
thinking "of the Zionist-Arab
conflict in Jewish terms only."
The statement was by
Leopold Weiss, described as
an "Austrian German Jew"
and identified as "a special cor-
respondent of the Frankfurter
Zeitung."
The South African Zionist
Federation said it discovered
on investigation that "the
photograph used was not an
original, but was a combina-
tion of two photographs"; the
Frankfurter Zeitung news-
paper "has not been in print
since 1933"; and that Leopold
Weiss "converted to Islam
some 50 years ago."
Teddy Kollek Wins Post; But Party Loses Plurality
JERUSALEM Popular
Mayor Teddy Kollek won a
fifth term in the Tuesday, Feb.
28, elections, but appears to
have lost his party's majority
on the City Council.
Races in other cities show
that Labor and Likud parties
both lost and gained tradi-
tional strongholds.
Israeli newspapers reported
Wednesday morning that Kol-
lek's One Jerusalem party had
gained only 12 or 13 seats on
the City Council.
Kollek's party, which had
controlled 17 of the 31 seats on
the juncil, appears to have
been stifled by a large turnout
of ultra-Orthodox voters and
an Arab election boycott. Kol-
lek, 77, was first elected in
1965 and is well-known for
what now may be his shattered
dream of a "United Jerusa-
lem."
Kollek lavished praise on the
Arabs who did turn out to
vote. An estimated 3,000 out
of 79,000 eligible Arab voters
braved the boycott called by
leaders of the Palestinian
uprising. Many of the shops in
East Jerusalem were closed
and shuttered by their Arab
owners, it was reported.
Teddy Kollek
Power in the city of Beer-
sheva switched from Labor to
Likud. In Haifa, a traditional
Labor stronghold, Mayor Arie
Gurel barely held onto his seat.
In Tel Aviv, Mayor Shlomo
Lahat, affiliated with Likud,
received 55 percent of the
vote, down two percent from
his last election bid, according
to the Israeli Consulate in
Miami.
"There's some significance
to the parties," said Consul
General Rahamim Timor.
"But so far this doesn't indi-
cate anything because elec-
tions are geared more toward
personalities."


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 10, 1989
Jews Reported Safe Despite Riots
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Despite widespread rioting,
the Jewish community in Cara-
cas is relatively safe, according
to Rabbi Pinchas Brenner, a
rabbi in Caracas, Venezuela.
Brenner told the World Jew-
ish Congress that "the com-
munity is well, although Jew-
ish establishments and stores
suffered from the riots, as did
others."
Brenner said that no anti-
Semitic manifestations were
reported in the riots.
"Martial law prevails and
there is a 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
curfew" in the country, said
Brenner, rabbi of the Union
Israelita de Caracas syna-
gogue and center.
The rabbi said the congrega-
tion "will observe mincha
(afternoon) services but not
Erev Shabbat services"
because of the curfew. More-
over, a Jewish wedding
planned for Saturday night
was postponed until Sunday
afternoon.
A Keren Hayesod dinner to
be held Thursday night at the
Jewish community center in
Caracas, at which Elie Wiesel
was to be guest speaker, was
canceled, the WJC reported.
The seventh annual Community Forum of the South Palm Beach
County Region, Women's American ORT, will be held Monday,
March 27, 7 p.m., at Temple Anshei Shalom, Delray Beach. This
year's topic is "The Mid-East Crisis As I See It." Helping plan
the event are, from left, Sylvia Waldner, chairman of the forum;
Elayne Fischer, president of the regional; and Publicity Chair
Kay Freedman. Speakers will include Samuel Portnoy, of FA U;
Roberto Farbricio, foreign editor, Sun-Sentinel; Abbas Farzene-
gev, former Iranian ambassador to the UN; and Jacques
Torczyner for the Zionist Organization. The form is cosponsored
by the Herzl Institute and the Central Agency for Jewish
Education.
Cooperation At
Ancient Site
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) An
unexpected archaeological find
in a wild, unpopulated valley
between two suburbs of Jeru-
salem has brought Jewish and
Arab school-age children
together in a cooperative edu-
cational venture.
They are being taught to
reconstruct life as it was lived
in the region more than 2,000
years ago, including building
stone terraces and milling
wheat for pita dough.
The project, near the Spring
of Yael, has brought together
Jewish schoolchildren from
Gilo, Kiryat Yovel and other
Jerusalem suburbs and young-
sters from the nearby Arab
village of Beit Safafa. It is run
by the non-profit Ein Yael
Association, under the aus-
pices of the Jewish National
Fund and the Jerusalem Foun-
dation.
Until recently, the valley
was rarely visited except for
an occasional hiker or Arab
shepherd watering his flock at
the spring. Several years ago,
JNF workers repairing a re-
servoir built during the British
Mandate found traces of
ancient structures at Ein Yael.
Eventually, the remains of a
luxurious Roman villa was
excavated. A Roman bath-
house was partially unearthed,
as were later Byzantine and
Turkish structures.
Budgetary constraints
halted the digs. But the idea
.was bom to teach Jewish and
I Arab children to reconstruct
pastoral life as it was lived by
their forebears beyond the
walls of Jerusalem.
Now a nearby slope above a
seldom-used single-track rail-
way line has been planted with
olive trees to represent the
agriculture of the ancient
Israelites.
Jewish and Arab school-
s children spend up to five days
at Ein Yael, learning a new
-skill each day. They are taught
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Rose Matzkin, standing, a Hadassah national board member and
a resident of Delray Beach, met freed Soviet Refusenik Ida Nudel
at the Hadassah board's midwinter meeting in Israel. Nudel,
seated, was personally presented with Hadassah's highest honor,
the Henrietta Szold Award, eight years after receiving it in
absentia while she was still in the Soviet Union. Matzkin is a past
national president of Hadassah.
Na'amat Luncheon Benefits Israeli Schools
The Palm Beach Council of
Na'amat USA recently held its
fifth annual Scholarship
Luncheon at the Park Place
Suite Hotel in Boca Raton.
Over 250 women attended to
hear Gert Aaron, southeast
area coordinator, tell of her
visit to special Israeli schools
which, for more than 20 years,
have been supported by
Na'amat USA. The Timon
schools are geared to rescue
girls who are potential drop-
outs. Classes are very small,
with a well-trained, responsive
staff and personal attention.
Elsie Meyers, luncheon
chairperson, presented a
$3,500 check to Sandra Cohen,
Palm Beach Council president,
for the Timon schools.
The scholarship chairwoman
of the various clubs are: Marge
Tepperman, Beersheba;
Mildred Kahn, Kinneret;
Ann Ritt, Shoshonna; Evelyn
Kuznetozov, Tikvah; Lottie
Newman, Zipporah; Roselle
Brown, Penina; Betty Gethins,
Ezrat; Nance Goldstein,
Sharon; Charlotte Horowitz,
Cypress Lakes; Sophie Men-
chenfreund, Golda Meir; and
Hannah Schwartz, Theordore
Herd.
A Musical Breakfast
The United States Coast
Guard Academy chorus, which
has appeared at Carnegie Hall,
Kennedy Center and Lincoln
Center, will sing at Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton Sun-
Pythians Plan For
Breakfast, Cruise
The 11th District Associa-
tion, Knights of Pythias, will
hold a breakfast meeting Sun-
day, March 19,9 a.m., at Char-
lie s Place, in the main club-
house of the Kings Point con-
dominium, W. Atlantic Ave-
nue, Delray.
Admission is #3 and pvthians
who previously had paia for an
earlier cancelled breakfast can
attend without any further
cost.
Atlantic Lodge No. 217, is
sponsoring a one-day coastline
cruise aboard the M/V Viking
Princess Wednesday, April 5.
The ship will leave the Port of
Palm Beach at 9:30 a.m. and
return at 7:30 p.m.
The package price includes
round-trip bus transportation
from Kings Point, Delray; port
tax; a continental breakfast, a
served lunch and dinner;
casino, night clubs, entertain-
ment and bingo; swimming
pool, deck sports and more.
For reservations: 499-7021
or 498-4505.
day, March 12.
The 32-member chorus will
entertain at the Brotherhood's
9 a.m. breakfast.
Reservations: 391-8900.
Benefit Show For Alzheimer Center
The Northeast Alzheimer's
Day Care Center will hold an
"Evening with La Cage" Sun-
day, March 19, in the audito-
rium at Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity. Showtimes are 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m.
All proceeds from this bene-
fit performance will be used
for the Northeast Alzheimer's
Short Term Residential Facil-
ity soon to be constructed next
to the day care center.
Chorus In Yiddish/English
The Yiddish Folk Chorus,
under the direction of Winnie
Winkelstein, will perform
"America and the Jews," in
Yiddish and English song nar-
ration, Thursday, March 23, 2
p.m., at the Clubhouse Theatre
of Century Village East.
Composed of senior citizens,
r60 and older, the chorus
/cases the works of Yid-
dish poets and composers and
celebrates Jewish festivals.
Admission is free.
On The Air
Fritzie Becker, sister of
actor Kirk Douglas, will talk
about her famous brother with
Rabbi Samuel Silver of Temple
Sinai, Delray Beach, on radio
station WDBF Sunday, March
12 at 10:06 a.m.
In their conversation, the
Lake Worth, Florida woman
will tell how Douglas, born
Issar Danielovitch, has been a
Zionist since his Bar Mitzvah
in Amsterdam, N.Y.
Variety Shows
A three-act variety show will
be presented by Temple
Anshei Shalom of Delray
Beach Sunday, March 19,
1989.
Featured will be singers/
musicians "Black Butterfly"
and her son, Nikki; ventrilo-
quist Eddie Garson and his
"playmate," Chico-Chico; and
banjo player Richard Pearl,
who will give his rendition of
the latest popular songs.
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs_________
Family members sharing in
the celebration will be Daniel's
brother, Andrew; sister,
Lauren; grandparents, Joan
and Lawrence Gunzberg of
Buffalo, N.Y. and Marilyn and
Harold Ehrlich of Valley
Stream, N.Y.; and great-
grandmother, Mary Ehrlich of
Brooklyn.
Daniel's parents will host a
kiddush in his honor following
the Shabbat morning service.
ILANA GREEN
liana Kim Green, daughter
of Jeanne and Jay Green, was
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a bat
mitzvah Saturday, March 4.
A seventh grader at Boca
Raton Academy, liana also
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members, who
shared in the simcha, are
liana's sister, Melissa; grand-
parents, Zadok Saat of
Queens, N.Y. and Irma and
Milton Green of Tamarac; and
great-grandmother, Ruth
Leventhal of Tamarac.
liana's parents hosted a kid-
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DANIEL EHRLICH
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Margery and Carl Ehrlich, will
be called to the Torah of Tem-
ple Beth El of Boca Raton as a
bar mitzvah Saturday, March
11. As an ongoing Temple pro-
ject, Daniel will be "twinning"
with Vladlen Ganopolsky of
the Soviet Union.
A seventh grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School,
Daniel also attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Free Classes At Temple Emeth
Free classes are offered at
Temple Emeth in Delray
Beach.
On Tuesdays, 10 a.m.,
classes are held in Musical
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Advanced Conversational
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Conversational Hebrew at 11
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 10, 1989
Viewpoint
Administration's Good News
It is not even two months since the Bush
Administration took office, nut Secretary of
State James Baker's actions have demon-
strated already that it is as firmly committed
to the State of Israel as its predecessors.
Mr. Baker did, in fact, turn down Israel's
official request that America cut off its dia-
logue with the PLO because five "fighters" of
the Palestine Liberation Organization
launched an attack from Lebanon against
Israel. The Israeli army killed all five before
they could penetrate Israeli territory.
But the Secretary, at the same time, warned
Chairman Arafat and the PLO that the United
States demands an end to terrorism by Pales-
tinians inside and outside of Israel, against the
Israeli military as well as against civilians.
And Vice President Dan Quayle, in his
message to the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith at the ADL's annual meeting in
Palm Beach, reassured one and all of the
American commitment to Israel.
On a less official note, almost without
exception, the columnists and commentators
who have been the most outspoken supporters
of both former President Reagan and of
President Bush have reaffirmed their distrust
of the PLO and their support of the Jewish
State.
None of this means that the American
Jewish community can or should let down its
guard against any resurfacing of the pro-
Arabists in the State Department. They are
still there, as they have been throughout
Israel's independence, waiting to take charge.
Certainly, for now, James Baker need not
take a back seat to George Schultz as a friend
of Israel. And that is good news indeed.
A LESSON IN RESTRAINT
Co easy, even
if sticks St stones Witt
breaKyourbones
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Looking Forward
When the Solomon Mikhoels Jewish Cul-
tural Center opened in Moscow more than two
weeks ago, there was jubilation in the streets
and worldwide. But, there was also a focus
backward on the past. Indeed, a Russian
language version of the Holocaust exhibit
"The Courage to Remember" was a center-
piece of the celebration.
This past week, though reflected in a smaller
spotlight, the Judaic Studies Center opened in
that same Soviet city.
For the first time in 72 years, a rabbinical
seminary sanctioned by the state has allowed
students of Judaica to matriculate for the
purpose of encouraging religious education in
that republic.
A three-year curriculum has attracted 80
students to be taught, this first semester by a
faculty comprised of American and Israeli
academics.
While the seminary is funded by an Ameri-
can group that supports the Israeli founder,
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, the fact that the
Yeshiva opened, and was officially allowed to
do so in the Soviet Union, is a landmark
despite the absence of Russian rubles.
Those American Jewish agencies which sup-
port a waiver of the Jackson-Vanik amend-
ment as regards the most favored nation
status of the U.S.S.R. will now have one more
discussion point in their favor.
With the increase in numbers of Soviet Jews
being allowed to emigrate and the relaxation
of heretofore religious restrictions now noted
in Russia, President Mikhail Gorbachev may
merit the consideration of increased encour-
agement.
PLO Indictment:
Did Geneva Supersede A Igiers ?
Following Secretary of State
.lames A. Baker's warning to
the PLO that its recent ac-
tivity "gives us trouble." the
American Jewish Congress
has issued a study of the PLO's
current posture and inten-
tions. This study, entitled
"The Palestine National Coun-
cil Resolutions: A Re-examina-
tion in Light of Stockholm,
Geneva, and Subsequent PLO
Statements." examines the
resolutions adopted by the
PLO's Palestine National
Council last November and
their interpretation by PLO
chairman Yasir Arafat and
other top PLO leaders.
Arafat's statement in
Geneva last December was
construed by the U.S. Admini-
stration as signifying PLO
acceptance of Resolutions 242
and 338, recognition of Israel's
right to exist, and renunciation
of terrorism. The Arafat state-
ment, which consequently led
to the initiation of a "substan-
tive dialogue" between the
United States and the PLO,
has been described by PLO
officials as an accurate inter-
pretation of the PNC resolu-
tions.
However, according to the
study, careful examination of
the PNC resolutions has estab-
lished that despite claims by
Arafat and other PLO spokes
men to the contrary, nowhere
in the resolutions themselves
is there any explicit recogni-
tion of Israel.
Furthermore, as the study
indicates, at its Algiers session
the PLO failed to extend even
implicit recognition to the Jew-
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ish state. Resolutions 242 and
838, the two Security Council
resolutions which may be in-
terpreted as implying recogni-
tion of Israel's right to exist,
were accepted by the PNC
only tangentially as a basis for
an international conference
which the PLO would agree to
attend. And as the AJCon-
gress report noted, that
oblique acceptance was further
eroded by saddling the inter-
national framework of 242/
338: acceptance of the Pales-
tinians' "right to self-determi-
nation" i.e.. an independent
state and of all UN resolu-
tions "regarding the Palestin-
ian cause" some of which
plainly contradict 242/338.
According to the study,
the patent disparity between
Arafat's Geneva statement
and the PNC Algiers resolu-
tions, as well as the insistence
by Arafat himself and other
PLO leaders that those resolu-
tions are binding on all PLO
factions, clearly indicate that
the PNC resolutions have not
been superceded by Arafat's
conciliatory words in Geneva.
_ The following are additional
findings of the report:
Definition of Borders: The
Algiers resolutions avoided
defining the borders of the
new Palestinian state which by
implication would also have
defined the borders of Israel
the PLO was ready to accept.
Subsequent statements by
PLO leaders suggest that the
PNC may still intend to "revi-
talize" its 1974 "phase pro-
gram" for the establishment of
an "independent and fighting
authority on every part of
Palestine to be liberated."
Direct Negotiations: Instead
of direct negotiations with
Israel, the PNC advocated an
international conference in
which the Security Council,
not the direct parties, would
"draw up and guarantee the
arrangements for peace and
security."
Respect for Sovereignty: By
insisting on the Palestinians'
"right to return" to all of
Palestine, the PNC derogated
Israel's sovereign right to
determine admission and
exclusion of would-be immi-
grants.
References to Israel: While
the PNC mentions Israel by
name several times in its
Algiers resolutions, the only
phrase in which Israel's nature
is described depicts it as "a
fascist, racist, colonialist
state."
Revision of the National
Covenant: The PNC took no
steps formally to amend let
alone repeal its 1968 Pales-
tine National Covenant which
calls for Israel's destruction.
The covenant is supplemented
but not supplanted by the
Algiers resolutions.
PLO Interpretations: As dis-
tinct from Arafat's Stockholm
and Geneva statements to the
Western press, virtually all
subsequent pronouncements
by Arafat and other top PLO
leaders particularly in Ara-
bic aggravate the doubts
that the PNC genuinely
intends to move toward recog-
nition of Israel.
The study noted that the
PLO's purported renunciation
of terrorism is not entirely
convincing because several
days after clearly and un-
ambiguously renouncing ter-
rorism in Geneva, Arafat said
that he had not meant to
"renounce" terrorism but to
"condemn" it, and that, essen-
tially, he intended only to
repeat the PNC resolutions on
that issue. In this connection,
it is significant that the PNC
predicated its "rejection of
terrorism in all its forms" on
the reaffirmation of several
previous formulations, each of
which, in effect, leaves the
PLO with complete freedom to
conduct terrorist attacks.
O


Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Jewish Authors Speak Out On
Furor Over Rushdie's "Satanic Verses"
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Rushdie affair illuminates for
Jews conflicts that go back to
the Enlightenment of the 18th
Century.
Freedom of speech has
meant not only Jews' freedom
to read and write what they
want, but for others to publish
sometimes ugly, even libelous
ideas. Revisionist works deny-
ing the Holocaust are adver-
tised by small publishers;
Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and
the 19th-century forgery "The
Protocols of the Elders of
Zion" are readily available.
Even works by Jewish writ-
ers sometimes cause anguish.
When he wrote "Portnoy's
Complaint" in 1969, Philip
Roth was denounced as a "self-
hating Jew" whose unflatter-
ing portraits of Jewish bour-
geoisie would comfort anti-
Semites.
Rushdie raised Roth's case
when he submitted, from his
hiding place in England, a
review of Roth's memoirs,
"The Facts."
In response, Roth wrote in
the London Observer that "of
course, the tiny turbulence
that I stirred up is hardly
comparable" to death threats
against Rushdie.
However, Roth was glad
Rushdie found "some strength
in reading about my own
apprenticeship in the unfore-
seen consequences of art."
What responsibility does an
artist have to avoid offending
the sensibilities of a group?
Has Rushdie only himself to
blame for words he knew were
potentially offensive to Mos-
lems?
Chaim Potok, the novelist
and rabbi, said that, as an
artist, his own sense of respon-
siblity "is limited to my own
vision of the truth" and, he
added, "my willingness to pay
the price of that vision. If
Rushdie didn't know what he
was doing, he was either naive
or stupid."
But the point is not Rush-
die's actions, said Potok and
other writers, but Khomeini's.
Hugh Nissenson, whose
most recent book is "The Ele-
phant and My Jewish Prob-
lem," a collection of short stor-
ies and journal entries, said
certainly there are subjects
that would make the Jewish
community furious.
"The difference is no one
would put a price on the
writer's head and call for his
execution," he said. If his own
publisher came out with a
reprint of "The Protocols of
the Elders of Zion," "I would
not like it," said Nissenson,
"but I'd be damned before I'd
call for its suppression."
Potok, who took part in a
rally in support of Rushdie in
Philadelphia, said he has lob-
bied in the past against text-
books that have distorted Jew-
ish history. But he called those
efforts "acceptable maneuver-
ing," versus threats on an
author's life.
Potok noted that "The Pro-
tocols" have been reprinted
around the world, including
Arab countries, and the Jewish
response has been to avoid an
"overwhelming fuss" and
create interest in the book that
Chaim Potok
was not there before.
Anne Roiphe, who has writ-
ten a novel on the newly
Orthodox and essays on the
implications of the Holocaust,
said that while Judaism main-
tains a "fundamentalist
branch," namely the ultra-
Orthodox, "the Jewish world
has also become thoroughly
Anne Roiphe
saturated with the Enlighten-
ment."
But the Rushdie affair
sounds a warning, she said. "I
look at the ayatollah and see a
potential endpoint if our own
fundamentalists are not
checked by the rest of us."
Execution for blasphemy has
Philip Roth
its roots in the Hebrew Bible.
In Leviticus 24:14, the Lord
commands Moses, saying "he
that blasphemes the name of
the Lord, he shall surely be put
to death." In Jewish law, blas-
phemy is limited to words
reviling God, and does not
extend to attacks on religious
institutions or customs.
Modern history records no
example of a Jew being put to
death by other Jews for blas-
phemy. Even history's most
famous Jewish heretic, philo-
sopher Baruch Spinoza, was
merely banned by the Jewish
community of Amsterdam, in
1656. The official decree called
on God to "destroy him and
cast him out from all the tribes
of Isrrfel."
In 1772, the Vilna Gaon,
Elijah Ben Solomon Zalman,
tlaced in herem, or excommu-'
lication, the "dangerous" new
fasidic movement and order-
*d the works of the move-
ment's founder, the Baal Shem
fov, publicly burned in the
streets.
In modern times, the Yid-
dish writer Sholom Asch was
reviled by some Hasidic groups
in the '20s and '30s for his
portrayal of their movement
and sympathetic treatment of
early Christianity.
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Meetings In Japan Could
Lead To New Mideast Talks
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
President Bush met separately
in Tokyo with Israeli President
Chaim Herzog and the heads
of two Arab countries, and all
agreed that there is a "new
dynamic" that could lead to
direct negotiations in the
Arab-Israel conflict.
This was the assessment of
Secretary of State James
Baker, who briefed reporters
after Bush met with Herzog,
King Hussein of Jordan and
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak on the eve of the
funeral of Japanese Emperor
Hirohito. A transcript of the
briefing was made available by
the State Department here.
"I think that there's a gen-
uine sharing of views that it is,
in fact, direct negotiations that
will ultimately lead to peace,
and that somehow we must
find a way to get to direct
negotiations," Baker said.
But he rejected a suggestion
that the current visit to the
Middle East of Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze played a major role in
creating the new dynamic.
"I think the dynamics were
there," Baker said. "I think
that they are affected in large
part by the intifada and the
results that that has had on
public opinion around the
world."
He said that also providing
opportunities for a new
approach are the U.S. talks
with the Palestine Liberation
Organization, the State
Department's recent human
rights report, which criticized
Israel for human rights viola-
tions in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, and "the fact that
the conflict there has dragged
on for as long as it has."
Baker outlined the Bush
administration's approach to
the Middle East, which was
basically the same view he
expressed on his recent visit to
Europe.
He said that while there are
perhaps new opportunities,
they "ought to be explored
very carefully." As he did in
Europe, Baker stressed "that
there ought to be an extensive
amount of practical ground-
work before we rush off to
have a big high-visibility con-
ference under the television
lights."
Baker stressed that "it is
important that we do what we
can to build the environment
for direct negotiations, be-
cause it's only direct negotia-
tions between the parties that
are going to lead to permanent
peace in the Middle East."
Asked directly about an
international conference,
Baker stressed that the United
States continues to be willing
to participate if it is "properly
structured." He said this
means that it "must lead to
direct negotiations between
the parties."
Questions Arise In Mengele 'Death'
By TOM TUGEND
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -
Amid new claims that Josef
Mengele may still be alive,
both the American and Israeli
governments have refused to
make public their inquiries into
the fate of the Auschwitz
death camp doctor.
Almost four years after six
respected American experts
identified a body exhumed
from a Brazilian cemetery as
that of the infamous "Angel of
Death," two veteran Nazi-
hunters have raised new
doubts that the forensic ex-
perts may have been the vic-
tims of a hoax.
The doubters, according to a
lengthy review of the Mengele
case in the Los Angeles times,
are Menahem Russek, chief
Nazi war crimes investigator
for the Israeli government,
and Simon Wiesenthal.
Adding fuel to the specula-
tion is the refusal of the U.S.
Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations to
release its final case report
under the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, as requested by
the Simon Wiesenthal Center
in Los Angeles and a Holo-
caust survivors group.
The Israeli government has
refused similar requests.
Nazi-hunter Wiesenthal him-
self, who initially accepted the
experts' findings, told the
Times he now sees "the whole
matter of Mengele in abso-
lutely another light it was
too perfect."
He added that he has infor-
mation about "a possible new
man in a South American
country. They say that this is
Mengele."
AJC Eastern Roots Tours
Departure dates of June 11, July 2 and 23, Aug. 13 and Sept.
10 have been scheduled for this year s American Jewish
Confess' "Eastern Europe: Jewish Roots" tours^ Each tour
wUl be escorted by a professional tour manager and a scholar,
whose expertise is the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe at a
time when Yiddishkeit was flourishing.
The 19-dav itinerary covers Prague, Czechoslovakia; Cracow
and Warsaw in Poland; Sofia, the capital the medieval city of
Ploudiv, Bulgaria; Budapest, Hungary; and Holland. In each city
travelers will meet members of the local Jewish community. S.de
trips will be made to Auschwitz, Trebhnka and the former shtetl
of Tykocin.
For information: 800-221-4694.
Israeli Border Police
Get High Marks
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Border police, who are specially trained in
riot control, are able to handle disturbances with far fewer
casualties than regular police or military units, according to
Pinhas Shahar, the retiring border police commander.
He said there have been almost no gunfire casualties caused by
border police when they were called on to suppress unrest in the
administered territories this past year.
"Our policeman do not rush to pull the trigger," Shahar said.
"This is a result of extensive education and information
efforts. We teach border police to act and to deal with people as
they would wish others to deal with them and their families," he
explained.
He noted that out of 1,800 complaints of excessive force
brought against policemen during the past year, only 204, about
11 percent, were against border police.
Shahar will be suceeded by Commander Meshulam Amit.
Ban on Rushdie Book
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The worldwide controversy over British
author Salman Rushdie and his irreverent novel, "The Satanic
Verses," has spread to Israeli religious politics.
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira called the book
"inhuman and immoral" and said the work should be banned
from distribution in Israel and elsewhere.
Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini has called for Rushdie's
death. He is not alone. Ahmed Jabril, leader of the radical
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Com-
mand, vowed to kill the Indian-born novelist himself.
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JNF Brunch
Honors Dantzkers
Lauderhill City Councilman
Ben Dantzker and his wife,
Ruth, will be honored by the
Jewish National Fund (JNF) of
Broward and Palm Beach
counties at a brunch Sunday,
April 9, 10:30 a.m. at the
Inverrary/A Club Resort Ball-
room in Lauderhill.
Dantzker, who is serving his
fifth term on the Lauderhill
Council, had formerly been
president of the Castle Garden
Home Owners Association. He
is a former president of the
JNF of Broward and Palm
Beach counties and has also
served as vice president of
City of Hope-Lauderhill Inver-
rary chapter; honorary vice
president, B'nai Zion south-
east region; president, B'nai
B'rith; and trustee, Knights of
Pythias.
Following World War II, he
was active with the family of
Rabbi Stephen J. Wise and the
American Jewish Congress in
finding homes for refugees
from Nazi Germany.
Ruth Dantzker, an active
board member of the Castle
Garden Women's Group,
served as president of her
Hadassah chapter for three
years and has, after a term as
treasurer, been nominated for
president.
The JNF is the agency
responsible for afforestation
and land reclamation in Israel.
Funds raised at the brunch will
be used to establish a forest of
20,000 trees in Israel in the
Dantzkers' honor.
The event is chaired by Libo
Fineberg; Samuel and Helen
Soref are honorary chairmen.
For information: (305) 572-
2593, Broward; or (407) 392-
1806, Boca Raton.
Fundraiser For ADL
The Florida Thousand of the
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith (ADL) will hold
its annual cocktail party
Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m.,
at the Design Center of the
Americas. Carol Lister, ADL
national associate director of
development, will be the key-
note speaker.
Florida Thousand members
provide ADL with a base of
annual funding necessary to
fight against anti-Semitism
and prejudice and for the con-
tinued existence of the State of
Israel.
For information: 523-5677.
AJC Tour
Reception
The American Jewish Con-
gress' tour program will host a
cocktail reception for Jewish
professionals, 40 years and
under, Tuesday, April 4, 5:30-
7:30 p.m., at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel, Miami.
Geoffrey Weill, international
travel program director, will
give an overview of the pro-
gram and its particular appeal
to the younger generation.
The program includes trips to
Israel, Europe, Australia and
the Orient; cruises to Canada
and Alaska; and an African
safari.
A Tribute To Simon Wiesenthal
In honor of Simon Wiesen-
thal's 80th birthday, U.S. Sen-
ator Connie Mack (R.-FL)
made the following statement
in the Congressional Record:
I would like to join those
throughout this nation and
world who celebrate the 80th
birthday of one of the great
humanitarians of our time,
Simon Wiesenthal. His is truly
a story of the triumph of per-
sonal courage and faith over
evil.
It is almost impossible to
comprehend how a man could
survive four years in Nazi con-
centration camps and the loss
of 89 members of his and his
wife's family. To not only sur-
vive but to turn this personal
tragedy into a force against
evil in today's world fs truly a
testament to the potential for
human courage.
Today the Wiesenthal Cen-
ter has gone beyond the study
of the Holocaust to the active
pursuit of Nazi war criminals,
documentation of anti-Semi-
tism, terrorism, oppression of
Soviet Jewry, and genocide
around the world. Now, with
the new Beit Hashoah/
Museum of Tolerance, the
Simon Wiesenthal Center will
be able to expand its education
efforts.
Thirty years after Simon
Wiesenthal pledged to become
a ''voice of the victims," the
Beit Hashoah/Museum of
Tolerance will break new
ground in the continuing effort
to learn and teach the lessons
of the Holocaust. One of those
lessons is that even the most
civilized and educated people
are capable of tremendous
evil. Another is that we must
continue to be vigilant against
all forms of totalitarianism,
whether the brushfires of
resurgent Nazism on the right,
or the still entrenched gulags
of communism on the left.
Again, I extend my best
wishes to Simon Wiesenthal
on his 80th birthday, and wish
him happiness and success
in his future endeavors for
many years to come.
Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
U.S.-PLO Dialogue
Imperiled
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) The United States warned that
the increasing number of attempted attacks against Israel
planned by groups linked to the Palestine Liberation
Organization "raises questions" about the PLO leader-
ship's commitment to meet the conditions of the U.S.-PLO
dialogue.
Responding to an attempt by members of the Democratic
Front for the Liberation of Palestine to infiltrate northern
Israel, State Department spokesman Charles Redman said,
"The U.S. views with concern the increasing number of
Palestinian attacks in South Lebanon, most recently by the
DFLP.
"When the PLO renounced terrorism last December, we
assumed Mr. (Yasir) Arafat spoke in the name of the PLO
Executive Committee and its constituent groups, and that
the PLO could exercise control over these constituent
groups," he said.
"... If the PLO leadership cannot or will not exercise
such control, it raises questions regarding the commitment
undertaken in the name of the PLO indeed questions
about the PLO's ability to carry out their commitment,"
Redman said.
The subject will be raised at a future U.S.-PLO meeting
in Tunisia, he said.
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Sisteahood activities
ANSHEI EMUNA
Congregation Anshei
Emuna's Sisterhood will hold
its annual Purim party lunch-
eon Sunday, March 12, at the
Delray Beach synagogue. The
program will feature dancer
Evelyn Halper. Admission is
$8. For information: 499-9229.
TEMPLE EMETH
The Sisterhood of Temple
Emeth, Delray Beach, is plan-
ning a Purim dance to be held
Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Costumes are optional and
there will be prizes.
Refreshments will include
Nova Scotia lox, bagels, cream
cheese, hamentashen and cof-
fee. Donation will be $5 per
person. For reservations: 499-
3340 or 499-5868. No tickets
will be sold at the door.
Sisterhood recently began a
dance class under the direction
of Norma Reubens. The class
is held every Wednesday, 10 to
11 a.m. Classes are tree to
members and $1 to non-
members.
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
(Anshei Shalom)
A theater trip to see "Gigi"
at the Royal Palm Dinner The-
ater will be held Sunday,
March 19.
Sisterhood's paid-up lunch-
eon will take place Monday,
March 27. Reservations are
$2.
For information: 495-1300.
TEMPLE SINAI
The Silver Trio will formally
debut Monday March 27, 1
p.m., at Temple Sinai, Delray
Beach when it performs "A
Musical Treat" before the tem-
ple's Sisterhood.
The trio consists of pianist
Elaine Silver, violinist Jerry
Stenzler and cellist Eleanore
Mann. Silver, the wife of Rabbi
Sam Silver, is a graduate of
the Julliard School of Music
and a concert pianist who has
appeared in recitals and on
radio and television. She is
choir director and organist at
Temple Sinai.
Stenzler, violinist, studied at
the Manhattan School of Music
and has played with the West
Hempstead Symphony and the
Florida Atlantic University
orchestra. He has been writ-
ing, directing and performing
in the Delray Villas annual
musical production for the past
three years.
Cellist Eleanore Mann began
her music studies at the age of
12 and has played with the
Annapolis Symphony, the
Palm Beach Atlantic College
Community Symphony and the
Deerfield Century Village
Orchestra. She presently
teaches music at a temple.
The afternoon's program
will include selections from
Mendelssohn and Mozart, fol-
lowed by some Hassidic tunes.
TEMPLE BETH EL
The Sisterhood will meet
Friday, March 10, noon. Fea-
tured will be the Shalom Folk
Dancers, 15 artists in a pro-
gram of Israel-Chassidic
dances.
Grey Area Of
Military Discretion
By GIL SEDAN
and HUGH ORGEL
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Chief of Staff Gen. Dan Shom-
ron told a military court Wed-
nesday that there must be no
deviation from standing orders
that forbid soldiers to inflict
physical punishment on civil-
ians, except in the act of dis-
persing rioters or apprehend-
ing suspects who resist arrest.
He said that rule was laid
down in a "letter to comman-
ders" which he sent out in
February 1988, two months
after the intifada broke out in
the administered territories.
He said that there was a
"grey area of discretion,"
where "a soldier must make up
his own mind" while carrying
out the orders of his superiors.
Shomron appeared at the
trial of four soldiers of the elite
Givati Brigade, who are
accused of beating to death a
42-year-old Palestinian, Wani
a-Shami, a resident of the
Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza
on Aug. 22.
It was only the second time a
chief of staff has testified at a
military trial.
Defense lawyer Uzi Atzmon
kept Shomron on the witness
stand for three hours, but the
testimony of the top ranking
Israel Defense Force officer
fell short of exonerating the
accused, according to court
observers.
The four on trial are Ron
Hakel, Yitzhak Eldar, Ariel
Lutzerato and Yitzhak Kabudi.
The defense focused on the
limits of a soldier's responsi-
bility when executing the
orders of his commander, and
on the legitimacy of the
orders.
Shomron acknowledged that
soldiers must obey orders, but
he referred to certain "grey
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He said there were times
when a soldier had to exercise
his own judgment, for ex-
ample, on how long a beating
should be administered before
it is concluded that the suspect
is no longer resisting arrest
and is therefore in custody.
The soldier's judgment must
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said.
In a landmark case 30 years
ago, Israel's High Court of
Justice ruled that a soldier
should disobey an order he was
convinced was illegal or
immoral, but should be pre-
pared to defend his action in a
court of law.
Shomron said that even if
the four solders' behavior was
found to be "exceptional,"
that is, illegal, it should be
seen as "resulting in part from
the complexity of the situa-
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In that connection, Shomron
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Neil Sher, director of the
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In the past, OSI has come
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Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
War Crimes
M accabiah Bar Mitzvah Games
By
ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) A
16-year-old who torched a
Brooklyn synagogue during
last year's High Holy Days
was sentenced, as expected, to
four months of weekend jail
stays, 200 hours of community
service and five years' proba-
tion.
The sentence drew immedi-
ate criticism from Brooklyn
Jewish leaders and public offi-
cials, who protested outside
the courthouse that the sent-
ence was too light and did
nothing to discourage anti-
Semitic acts.
Speaking from the bench,
State Supreme Court Justice
Thaddeus Owens said that
since proposing the sentence
in January, he had become the
victim of "an avalanche" of
hate mail and that he and his
family members had been har-
assed.
Lewis Franceschi pleaded
guilty to all counts in last
September's attack on Con-
gregation Rabbinical Institute
Shaarei Torah in Brooklyn's
Midwood section. Six Torah
scrolls were unrolled and dest-
royed in the incident, which
took place on the Saturday
night between Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur.
Thousands attended the bur-
ial ceremony for the scrolls.
A second youth, age 11, is
being charged in family court,
but because of his age neither
his name nor charge has been
disclosed.
Franceschi read a statement
saying he would like to "apolo-
gize to everyone and especially
the Jewish community for the
terrible thing I did during the
Jewish High Holy Days.
Franceschi will begin serv-
ing his weekend sentences
June 23.
Trial E xhibition May Include Soviets, Others
The 1987 war crimes trial of
Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of
Lyons," is visually docu-
mented in a new exhibition
which will remain at Yeshiva
University Museum in New
York City through July. Barbie
was charged with the deaths
and deportations of 400 Jews
and 300 resistance fighters
during World War II.
Color sketches and text of
the daily courtroom proceed-
ings by artist David Rose and
historian Fred Rosenbaum
record the trial, from which
cameras were barred.
Four huge paintings by Viv-
ienne Koorland are also on
display. The canvases were
inspired by the letters and
drawings of the 44 children
from the village Izieu whom
Barbie deported to Auschwitz.
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TEL AVIV (JTA) Jewish
sportsmen and women from
the Soviet Union may be al-
lowed to participate in the
13th Maccabiah Games this
summer, the first time Soviet
Jews would take part in the
quadrennial Jewish Olympics.
The international organizers
of the quadrennial games, now
meeting at Kfar Maccabiah in
Ramat Gan, are hoping that
the Soviet authorities will not
bar their attendance, in light
of Mikhail Gorbachev's policies
of glasnost, openness.
Michel Green, chairman of
the European Maccabi, told
the meeting that Soviet Jews
have been holding their own
little Maccabiahs in a Moscow
suburb.
Green said his branch of the
organization has invited 50
Soviet Jewish athletes to make
the trip to Israel.
He noted that thousands of
Soviet Jews have been coming
to Israel as tourists, staying as
long as three months.
Other first-time participants
at this year's Maccabiah in
July are expected from Cuba,
Hungary, Singapore, Hong
Kong, Portugal and South
Korea.
The "Bar Mitzvah Macca-
biah" will be the largest ever,
with more than 3,500 sports-
men and women from 40 coun-
tries joining 1,000 Israeli ath-
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John J. Barry, president of the International Brother-
hood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), will receive the
Israel Bonds' Israel Labor Medal at a dinner in his
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Rabbi Book Of Temple Emeth Dies Suddenly
ANSHEI EMUNA
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the sermon on the
theme "The King and The
Statue" at Sabbath morning
service Saturday, March 11,
8:30 a.m. Kiddush will follow.
On Saturday, March 18, 8:30
a.m., Rabbi Sacks will preach
the sermon on "Anti-Semitism
and Anti-Sinaism" at the Sab-
bath morning service, which
will be followed by kiddush.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch), led by
Rabbi Sacks, begin at 7:30
a.m. preceeding the daily min-
yon services and at 5:30 p.m.
in conjunction with the daily
twilight minyon services.
A D'var Torh in Yiddish is
presented by Rabbi Sacks in
conjunction with the Seu'dat
Shli'sheet celebrated each Sab-
bath between the twilight ser-
vices.
Anshei Emuna is located at
16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach. For information: 499-
9229.
TEMPLE
ANSHEI SHALOM
The Festival of Purim will be
celebrated Monday, March 20,
at 7:30 p.m. After services and
the reading of the Megillah,
there will be entertainment
and dancing.
Temple Anshei Shalom is
located at 7099 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach. For infor-
mation: 495-1300.
TEMPLE BETH-EL
The Religious School of Tem-
ple Beth El, Grade 4, will
celebrate Shabbat Friday,
March 10, with a dinner at 5:45
p.m., followed by Shabbat fam-
ily services at 8 p.m.
All new members as well as
those interested in joining
Temple Beth El are invited to
a special New Member Service
Friday, March 17, 8 p.m.
An "All-Temple Purim
Shpiel" will be held Monday,
March 20, 5:45 p.m. Partici-
pants include the Contempor-
aries, Single Parents, BOFTY,
Nursery School, Sisterhood,
SOLOS, Brotherhood and
Religious School. A ready-to-
serve dish for a pot luck dinner
is the only cost of admission.
Costumes can be worn or made
at the Temple. Entertainment
will be be provided by BOFTY
and there will be a "wild"
Megillah reading.
Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton is located at 333 SW 4
Ave. For information (407)
391-8900.
CONGREGATION
BETH AMI
Beth Ami Congregation of
Palm Beach County conducts
religious services at the Mae
Volen Senior Center, 1515 W.
Palmetto Park Road, Boca
Raton.
On Friday, March 10, at 8:15
p.m. services, the guest
speaker will be Rabbi Gerald
L. Zelizer of Congregation
Neve Shalom, Metuchen, N.J.
A fifth generation rabbi, Zel-
izer is treasure of the Rabbini-
cal Assembly of America. The
Oneg Shabbat folloing the ser-
vices will honor Ella and Ben
Wepman, who will be leaving
the community.
On Saturday, March 11, ser-
vices are held at 9:30 a.m.
Rabbi Nathan Zelizer will
teach the Sedra Pekudeh and
will speak on "Broken Lives."
The kiddush will follow.
On Friday, March 17, 8:15
p.m., the services will include a
sermon on "Savagery Still
Persists." An oneg will follow.
At the Saturday, March 18,
9:30 a.m. service, Rabbi Zel-
izer will teach Vayikra and
speak on "Haman Not The
First Nor The Last Anti-
Semite." Kiddush will follow.
For information: (305) 944-
8693.
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
Shabbat evening services
Friday, March 10, begin at 8
p.m., conducted by Rabbi
Richard D. Agler, spiritual
eader of the congregation.
Fourth grade and Alef class
Hebrew students and their
teachers will present a portion
of the service.
On Friday, March 17, Shab-
bat evening services begin at 8
p.m., conducted by Rabbi
Agler. Rabbi Agler will speak
on the subject, "These I
Remember: Anti-Semites Past
and Present." Pulpit honors
will be received by all members
of the Program Planning Com-
mittee.
Friday, March 24, Shabbat
evening services begin at 8
p.m., conducted by Rabbi
Agler. The congregation will
be celebrating Federation
Shabbat and a guest speaker
will present Federation's
efforts in the community.
Congregation B'nai Israel's
services are held at The Center
for Group Counciling, 22455
Boca Rio Road. For informa-
tion: 483-9982.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM
Temple B'nai Shalom of
Deerfield Beach will hold its
annual Passover Seder, con-
ducted by Rabbi Alton Win-
ters, Wednesday, April 19, at
Crystal Lake Country Club.
For information: 426-2532 or
421-8076.
BOCA DELRAY
RECONSTRUCTIONS
CONGREGATION
Shabbat Services will be held
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at
the Calusa Elementary School,
Clint Moore Road just west of
Military Trail, Boca Raton.
Rabbi Lavy Becker will discuss
Reconstructionism in Canada,
Curacao, the U.S., and the
Boca-Delray area.
Rabbi Becker worked with
and helped Rabbi Mordachai
Kaplan, founder of the Recon-
structionist movement. He is
past chairman of the Canadian
Jewish Congress, a founder of
the Montreal Reconstruct-
ionist Congregation, past
member of the Board of Gover-
nors of the World Jewish Con-
gress and a member of the
Board of Governors of The
Reconstructionist Rabbinical
College.
Rabbi Dr. Philip Book, spirit-
ual leader of Temple Emeth of
Delray Beach, died Sunday,
March 5, at home, following a
heart attack. He was 62 years
old.
Rabbi Book was a few
months from completing his
first year at the synagogue. He
came to Temple Emeth from
the Madison Jewish Center in
Brooklyn, N.Y. and served
more than 36 years at other
congregations.
Rabbi Book was ordained in
June 1946 at Yavne Hebrew
Theological Seminary, N.Y.,
and received a doctorate of
divinity in 1970 from Maimo-
Singles Events
The monthly meeting of the
Singles of Temple Emeth will
take place Monday, March 13,
noon at the temple. Rose Rif-
kin will discuss "Jewish
Humor."
The group has planned a trip
to Rappaport's in Hallandale,
for dinner and the show, "The
Chosen Land," Sunday after-
noon, March 19.
On Mothers Day Sunday,
May 14, a trip to Naples
Dinner Theater features the
comedy, "The Foreigners."
'For information: 499-9235
or 499-6495.
Tax Tip .
Dividend Income
You must report the entire amount
of your ordinary dividends as taxable
income. For more information, call the
IRS to get free Publication 550. "In-
vestment Income and Expenses," at
1-800-424-3676.
Dr. Philip Book
nides Rabbinical Insti-
tute, N.Y. He was past presi-
dent of the Rabbinical Confer-
ence of America, chairman of
Manhattan B'nai B'rith Adult
Jewish Education Committee,
and the winner of numerous
service awards.
He is survived by his wife,
Helen; sons Rabbi Ira Book of
San Leondro, Cal. and Robert
Book of N.Y.C.; and daughters
Elissa Smith of East Brun-
swick, N.J. and Beverly Book
of Matawan, N.J.
Services were held Monday,
March 6, at Temple Emeth,
Interment was in Staten
Island, N.Y.
Rabbi Sachs Invited To Israel Conference
At the invitation of Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, Rabbi Dr. Louis L.
Sacks, spiritual leader of
Anshei Emuna Congregation,
Delray Beach, will participate
in the prime minister's inter-
national conference on Jewish
Solidarity with Israel, which
will be held in Jerusalem
March 20-22.
Dr. Sachs is president of the
Board of Rabbis of South Palm
Beach County.
One thousand Jewish leaders
will attend the conference
which will be the prelude to the
prime minister's official visit
with President George Bush.
Purim Carnival
A Purim Carnival will be
held at Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton Sunday, March 19, 9:30
a.m.-noon. There will be all
types of games for youngsters
to play.
Area Deaths =
MACKLER
Ruth, a resident of Delray Beach, is
survived by her husband, Charles; son
Steven (Linda) and daughter
Roseanne (Dennis) Lindquist; sisters
Bess (Bill) Greenberg and Henrietta
Leib; and grandchildren Jennifer,
Andrew, Sherry Lynn and Jill. Ser-
vices were held Feb. 21.
LASHER
Rose, 68, a resident of Delray Beach.
Services were held Feb. 22 at Levitt-
Weinstein Memorial Chapel.
ROSENFELD
Daniel died in Delray Beach at the age
of 73. Services were held in N.J. under
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