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Volume 11 Number 12
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, June 16, 1989
Price: 35 Cents
Specific (Jewish) Perspective
On House Speaker Foley
Rep. Thomas Foley (D-Wash.),
who was elected speaker of the
U.S. House of Representa-
tives, is considered a good
friend of Israel and supporter
of issues of concern to the
Jewish community.
Foley was named by the
House to replace Rep. Jim
Wright (D-Texas), who
resigned as speaker after
being charged with ethics
The 60-year-old congress-
man from Spokane was major-
ity leader during the little
more than two years Wright
was speaker. He is highly
respected by both Democrats
and Republicans and is known
as a conciliator and consensus-
"We are pleased that he has
been elected as speaker of the
House," said Jess Hordes, dir-
ector of the Washington office
of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
"He has always been open to
the Jewish community. He's
been supportive of issues of
concern to us."
David Harris, Washington
representative of the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee, also
said that Foley was "a wel-
come choice".
"Basically the man is a
friend," Harris said. "He has
been there on many of the
issues of concern to the Ameri-
can Jewish community, includ-
ing Israel and Soviet Jewry."
Sammie Moshenberg, Wash-
ington representative of the
National Council of Jewish
Women, said Foley has been
"generally supportive of a lot
of our issues."
She expressed the hope that
he would move the House for-
ward on the many domestic
issues that need attention,
such as child care and help for
low-income people and the
Foley, who is considered a
protege of the late Sen. Henry
Jackson (D-Wash.), has been a
strong supporter of Israel
since he first came to the
House in 1965. He has sup-
ported all foreign-aid legisla-
tion and has worked to build
coalitions in support of the aid
packages. He has also voted
against across-the-board cuts
in foreign aid.
Foley has opposed every
arms sale to Arab states hos-
tile to Israel, including the
1981 sales of AWACS surveil-
lance planes to Saudi Arabia.
In 1985, he co-sponsored a
resolution to disapprove an
arms sale to Jordan; in 1986,
he co-sponsored a resolution
disapproving a sale of missiles
to the Saudis.
In 1987, when the Reagan
administration proposed an
arms sale to the Saudis that
contained 1,600 Maverick sur-
face-to-air missiles, Foley co-
sponsored a resolution disap-
proving the sale. When the
sale was reintroduced, Foley
was among House members
who wrote a letter to Presi-
dent Reagan that helped per-
suade the administration to
remove the missiles from the
Foley has also co-sponsored
resolutions upholding Israel's
rights in the United Nations,
supported measures aimed
against the Arab economic
boycott of Israel, voted for
resolutions to have the United
States move its embassy in
Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusa-
lem and supported the U.S. -
Israel free trade agreement.
H did not sponsor the reso-
lution to close the Palestine
NEW EQUIPMENT. On a base near Tel Aviv, a female Israeli army officer, attacked to the
A rmy Spokesman's office, demonstrates some of the equipment on the turret of the new Israeli
Mark 111 Merkava (chariot) tank. The officer is wearing an Israeli tankers helmet.
(APlWide World Photo)
Liberation Organization's
information office in Washing-
He was the prime sponsor of
the House joint resolution con-
gratulating Israel on its 40th
After the Palestinian upris-
ing began in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip, Foley said that
it was "misplaced" to blame
Israel for it. "It is Israel which
has sought peace," he said.
Born in Spokane on March 6,
Foley received his bachelor's
and law degrees from the Uni-
versity of Washington. After
practicing law for about a
year, he was appointed deputy
prosecuting attorney for Spo-
kane County in 1958.
He was appointed assistant
state attorney general in 1960.
He went to Washington in
1961 as an aide to Jackson. In
1964, with Jackson's encour-
agement, he ran for the House
and was elected. He has been
re-elected ever since, although
his district is considered very
Foley became chairman of
House Democratic Caucus in
December 1976, moved up to
majority whip in 1980 and
became majority leader in
Jail Terms Commuted... Again
For West Bank Settlers
JERUSALEM (JTA) Three West Bank Jewish settlers
sentenced to life imprisonment in 1985 for fatally shooting four
Palestinians and committing other crimes, had their sentences
reduced to 10 years by President Chaim Herzog.
It was the third time Herzog exercised his powers of clemency
on behalf of the three. He drew angry criticism, especially from
leftist circles, who consider the move incompatible with justice
and with Herzog's own condemnation of the recent vigilante
tactics of some settlers.
Herzog said he acted on the recommendations of Justice
Minister Dan Meridor of Likud and other legal experts.
But he made his final decision only after he was convinced that
the three prisoners showed genuine remorse, presidential
spokesman Giora Pordes said.
The three, Menachem Livni, Uzi Sharbaf and Shaul Nir, are
the last of more than 20 convicted members of a Jewish terrorist
underground group still in jail.
Herzog initially reduced their sentences from life to 24 years
and more recently to 15 years. The latest reduction makes it
possible that the prisoners, now in their sixth year behind bars,
could go free in two years, if a third of their new sentence is cut
for good behavior.
Critics were quick to ask how Herzog can chastise settlers who
take the law into their own hands now and act so generously
toward those who did the same five years ago. Left-wing parties
were especially bitter. They called Herzog s clemency 'a great
mistake' and recalled that only a year ago, the president was
quoted as saying that the phenomenon of Jewish terrorism must
be eradicated.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 16, 1989
Jacobson To Head K Of P District 11
A recent Sunday morning
get-together, sponsored by the
Knights of Pythias 11th Dis-
trict -Association, drew 64
members from the Palm Beach
County chapters. Among those
present were Stuart Green-
blatt, Grand Chancellor-elect
of Grand Lodge of Florida,
and the new Grand Master of
Arms, Dale Vickness.
For his service as deputy of
the 11th Pythian District for
1988-89, Al Goldberg of the
Waterford section of the Kings
Point complex was presented
with a plaque by Irving Schul-
man, the association president
Michael Jacobson, a past chan-
cellor of Lake Worth 211, was
the unanimous choice to
succeed Goldberg.
The 11th District Associa-
tion consists of past chancel-
lors and officers of Atlantic
217, Boca 214, Boynton-
Delray 206, Lake Worth 211
and Palm Beach 203. It meets
the fourth Thursday of each
month, 7:30 p.m., at the South
County Courthouse, Delray
Beach. The next meeting will
be June 22.
Attending the 11th District Association, Knights of Pythias'
recent breakfast meeting were from left, Joe Schnapp, Marty
Lindenberg, Herb Stollerman and Nat Berkley, of Boca Raton
Lodge 2U.
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Enjoying the Knights of Pythias/Temple Sisters combined
banquet are, from left. Sir Irwin Weinberg. Sir Harold and Mrs.
Burke, and Al Ostrick. The banquet was held prior to the
Pythians' Grand Lodge of Florida's with annual con ration.
Awards Night
The annual Awards Night of
the Knights of Pythias, Atlan-
tic Lodge No. 217, will be held
Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., at
Temple Emeth, 5780 Atlantic
Avenue, Delray. Entertain-
ment, dancing and a special
collation will round out the
evening's festivities.
Norman Hersey of the Del-
ray fraternity was unani-
mously elected grand outer
guard at the recent Grand
Lodge of Florida annual con-
vention held in West Palm
Beach. Five lodge brothers
were appointed to head lodge
committees: Dave Altbuch,
Fred Herzog, Harry Wilson,
Philip Newman and Les Mig-
At the convention Dave Alt-
buch, Atlantic Lodge's first
chancellor commander and
Grand Lodge youth welfare
chairman, received a special
award for his work on the
statewide essay and poster.
The Atlantic Lodge meets
the first and third Tuesdays of
each month, 7:30 p.m., at Tem-
ple Emeth. For information:
498-4505, 272-0739 or 499-
Elaine Lewis, who was chosen
'Teacher of the Year" at A.D.
Henderson University School
at Florida Atlantic University
and for her district, will attend
a conference on Developmental
Approaches to Science and
Health through Technology
(DASH) at the University of
Hawaii. Lewis, the pilot
teacher for the State of Florida
of a hands-on science program
for grades kindergarten
through fifth, has been invited
to become a trainer in order to
show other kindergarten teach-
ers how the program, which
uses manipulatives, works. She
whs also honored at the second
annual Florida teacher
Roundtable held recently in
On Board With
Singles Group
The Singles Group of Temple
Anshei Shalom of Delray
Beach will sponsor a boat ride
aboard the Tropicana Wednes-
day, June 21.
The $29 per person charge
will include two meals, show,
games and casino, tips and
taxes, as well as round-trip bus
Buses will leave from the
Temple at 8 a.m.
Selected For
Israel Tour
Leslie Mann was selected by
the Institute on American
Jewish-Israeli Relations as one
of ten young professionals
nationwide to participate in a
two week tour of Israel.
The "Alfred and Carol
Moses People to People Mis-
sion in Israel" chose the 30-
year-old Mann to represent
New York State in the tour
designed to foster better inter-
national relationships.
Mann, a former Royal Palm
Beach, Florida resident, gra-
duated from Twin Lakes High
School and Florida Atlantic
University with a degree in
political science. After a short
stint in Palm Beach County
politics, she went on to work
for the Democratic National
Committee in
Washington, D.C. Currently,
Mann is a regional representa-
tive for New York State
Governor Mario Cuomo.
Her parents, Flo and Jay
Mann, are long time residents
of Royal Palm Beach and Wel-
West Bank
General To be
Relieved of Post
Israel Defense Force general
in command of the West Bank
has asked to be relieved of his
post, effective this summer.
Maj. Gen. Amram Mitzna,
commander of the central sec-
tor, made the request to
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin. Rabin has not yet
responded, but is expected to
accede to the request.
Mitzna has been responsible
for dealing with the Palestin-
ian uprising in the West Bank
since it began nearly 18
months ago. Lately he has
been confronted by the anti-
Arab vigilante tactics of milit-
ant Jewish settlers in the terri-
tory, who have harassed IDF
personnel trying to restrain
The general told Rabin and
IDF Chief of Staff Dan Shom-
ron that he would like to take
off a year for study and travel
Mitzna, a soft-spoken man
who is widely respected inside
and outside Israel, reportedly
turned down an offer from
Rabin and Shomron of a senior
post on the IDF general staff.
FAU Acquires Judaica Collection
A Judaica collection of some
6,400 volumes in Hebrew, Yid-
dish and English will soon be
available at Florida Atlantic
University (FAU) Library to
scholars. This non-circulating
collection will be housed in a
special room on the library's
fifth floor.
The greater part of the col-
lection, originally owned by
Rabbi Abraham Rose, was pur-
chased from his son, Rabbi
Emanual Rose of Congrega-
tion Beth Israel in Portland,
Oregon. Valued at more than
$60,000 the collection includes
many rare and out-of-print vo-
An additional 1,000 volumes,
obtained from Rabbi Menahem
Sacks through his son Rabbi
Louis Sacks of Delray Beach,
will also be available in the
Rose Room, to be completed
later this year.
Also on display in the Rose
Room will be paintings and
lithographs donated to FAU
by Irving Amen, an area artist
specializing in works with
Judaica themes.
FAU also owns an additional
Judaica collection of some
5,000 volumes, dispersed
throughout the library's hold-
ings according to subject mat-
July 4th Concert Kicks Off
Pops' Summer Season
The Florida Symphonic Pops
of Boca Raton, under the
baton of Maestro Mark Azzo-
lina, will open its sixth annual
season Monday, July 3, at the
Great Hall of the Boca Raton
Resort and Club.
"Star Spangled Spectacu-
lar" kicks off the Fourth of
July weekend with the Florida
Pops joined by "Voices of the
Pops" singers.
The Pops resident choral
group will feature Tony Mari-
ano, Marianne Michaels, Lisa
Oxford, Mary Method, Vicky
Daniels, Elliott Harris, Jackie
Murray, Paul Anthony and
Nelson Sandy.
Seating is cabaret style and
formally attired waiters will
serve refreshments.
Tickets are priced from $15;
children under 12 are half-
price. Information: 391-6777.
B'nai' B'rith Welcomes UN Report
B'nai B'rith has welcomed
the United Nations Environ-
mental Programme (UNEP)
report commending Israel for
the improvements in the qual-
ity of life in the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip since those
areas came under Israeli con-
trol in 1967. The report partic-
ularly noted that infant mor-
tality declined and average life
spans increased over the past
22 years.
Seymour D. Reich, interna-
tional president of
B'nai B'rith, said, "It is espe-
cially gratifying that the
I'nited Nations, so often the
source of politically motivated
and false anti-Israeli calumny,
has finally officially recognized
what has so long been well
known to all who would not
refuse to see the truth: that
Israel's administration of
Judea, Samaria and Gaza has
been of significant material
benefit to all inhabitants. "
Reich, who is also chairman
of the Conference of Presi-
dents of Major American Jew-
ish Organizations, says the
report and the recent World
Health Organization's rejec-
tion of the PLO, points to "an
improved and more balanced
atmosphere in the UN which
may eventually prove benefi-
cial to the peace process."
The report, Reich says,
should also put to rest charges
of racism that have been lev-
eled against the Zionist char-
acter of Israel.
Technion- Japanese Link
The Technion Research and
Development Ltd., the busi-
ness arm of the Technion
Israel Institute of Technology,
has signed its first agreement
with a Japenese firm for a joint
effort to implement a Technion
calcite lining process designed
to rehabilite small-diameter
water mains.
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Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Bar/Bat Mifezvatys
Michael Roy Fletcher, son of
Dorothy and James Fletcher,
will be called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bar Mitzvah Saturday,
June 24. A seventh grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle
School, Michael also attends
the Temple Beth El Religious
Family members sharing in
the simcha will be Michael's
brother, Jeff, and grand-
mother, Margarita Wertheim
of Hollywood. Michael's par-
ents will host a kiddush in his
honor following the Shabbat
morning service.
Adam Moshe Jablin, son of
Yarda and Robert Jablin, was
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah Saturday, June 3.
A seventh grade student at
Boca Raton Academy, Adam
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were Adam's sis-
ter, Kimberly; grandparents,
Charlotte and Morton Jablin of
Boca Raton and Esther Mashi-
ach of Bne Beak, Israel; and
great-grandparents, Ann and
Harry Jablin of Boca Raton,
Irving Metritek of Miami
Beach and Butcher Mashiach
of Queens, N.Y.
Mr and Mrs. Jablic hosted a
kiddish in Adam's honor fol-
lowing the Mincha service.
Devin Adam Herz, son of
Ronee and John Herz, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah Saturday June 17.
Devin is a seventh grade
student at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha will be Devin's
grandparents, Ruth and Ralph
Kaplowitz of Del ray Beach and
Mildred and Moe Herz of Lau-
Mr. and Mrs. Herz will host a
kiddush following the Mincha
Beth Weprin, daughter of
Karen and Dr. Steven Weprin,
will be called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bat Mitzvah Saturday,
June 17. As an ongoing Tem-
ple project. Beth will be "twin-
ning" with Elena Moushovich
of the Soviet Union.
A seventh grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School,
Beth also attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha will be Beth's
brother, Brian; and grandpar-
ents, Edythe and Seymour
Lein of Boca Raton and Ethel
Weprin of Coconut Creek.
Dr. and Mrs. Weprin will
host a kiddush in Beth's honor
following Shabbat Morning
Stacy Michele Win, daughter
of Bernice and Dr. Ronny Win,
was called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El as a Bat Mitz-
vah, June 10. As an ongoing
Temple project, Stacy was
"twinned with Maria Golfand
of the Soviet Union.
Stacy is a seventh grade
student at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were her sister,
Amanda and grandparents
Willy Win and Dora Win of
Brussels, Belgium.
Dr. and Mrs. Win hosted a
kiddush in Stacy's honor fol-
lowing the Shabbat morning
Casey Ryan Zap. son of
Abbey and Gary Zap, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah Saturday, June 24.
A seventh grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School,
Casey also attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are Casey's
brother, Darren and grand-
father, Stanley Silber of Del-
ray Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Zap will host a
kiddush in Casey's honor fol-
lowing the Mincha service.
Senate Approves
Refugee Funds
The Senate has approved a $75
million appropriation to help
bring an additional 18,500
Soviet refugees to the United
States this fiscal year.
The sum of money, adopted
by the full Senate as part of a
package approved by the Sen-
ate Appropriations Commit-
tee, is identical to a supple-
mental appropriation
approved by the House of Rep-
The $75 million is expected
to clear the next stage of the
legislative process, a House-
Senate conference committee,
assuming the Senate approves
the 1989 fiscal year emergency
supplemental appropriations
bill, which it may do this week.
The House already has
approved the bill.
Most of the $75 million
would go to the Hebrew Immi-
grant Aid Society and the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee for process-
ing, transportation and initial
resettlement of Soviet Jews.
The additional funds were
needed because Soviet Jewish
emigration in the 1989 fiscal
year, which began Oct. 1 has
greatly exceeded administra-
tion projections.
Last year, the administra-
tion set the 1989 fiscal year
Soviet refugee quota around
20,000 a figure Congress
accepted. Congress then
appropriated enough funds to
cover the costs of processing
just that number.
Jewish groups have been
battling all year to win addi-
tional funds for Soviet refu-
gees, as well as for an increase
in the refugee quota.
The increase in the refugee
quota could come within a few
days, a Justice Department
official said. The official said
that all of the key lawmakers
have accepted an administra-
tion plan to raise the quota for
the Soviet Union by 18,500
Attorney General Dick
Thornburgh. in a meeting with
key lawmakers on the House
and Senate Judiciary subcom-
mittees on immigration, had
proposed such an increase in a
'formal consultation.'
The Refugee Act of 1980
requires the administration to
consult with Congress before
it adjusts the refugee quota.
Thornburgh and the State
Department's coordinator of
refugee affairs must now cer-
tify that there is no congres-
sional opposition to such a
The increase would bring the
1989 fiscal year refugee quota
for the Soviet Union to 43,500.
Close to 40,000 of the slots are
expected to be used by Soviet
Jews, which will be enough to
meet the expected flow
through the end of the fiscal
On yet another front, several
senators have expressed con-
cern that the United States
has not appropriated sufficient
funds to help resettle the refu-
gees once they enter this coun-
Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del),
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Edward
Continued on Page 5
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 16, 1989
The Bottom Line
In the ongoing reportage of and editorial
comment about the intifada, or Arab uprising
in Israel's administered territories, the focus
has been on the political, philosophical and
moral implications.
Often lost in this coverage is the day-to-day
impact of a nation at war just miles from its
own borders. Whether this war of attrition is a
declared civil war or not is wholly immaterial.
The fact is that the state of bread-and-butter
issues is a continuing reminder of the unrest.
In a report this week, dateline Tel Aviv, the
effects are clear: exports declined 4.2 percent;
investments from within the country and
without are down; business productivity
declined iust slightly relative to effects other-
wise in the economy.
Most significantly, tourism entitled an
"invisible export" faced a loss in 1988 of
$280 million. The total in export loss, $650
million, is attributable, if not in toto, then in
part, to the intifada.
But tourism to Israel has greater impact
than to its economic bottom line.
A "double-barreled" export, tourism brings
in much-needed dollars, offers seasonal morale
boosters and demonstrates, in a very concrete
way, American support for the Jewish state
when it is suffering in the focused lens of the
general media.
A trip to Israel indeed offers the economic
investment. But, it offers, as well, a better
understanding of the realities of life in the
Middle East. Subsequent trips are then able to
proffer a better understanding of the political,
societal and religious demands in a country
Surely, potential tourists hold in their hands
discretionary dollars that can further impact
negatively or positively on the State,
depending upon whether they are spent there
or not.
Words and Meanings
If talk were ever cheap and meaningless, it
was both in 1979 when CBS correspondent
Mike Wallace held an exclusive interview with
the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The Imam was challenged by Wallace when
the reporter repeated an insult previously
issued by then-President Anwar Sadat of
Egypt. Sadat had called Khomeini and his
followers a "disgrace to Islam" and said that
true Moslems are not terrorists.
Khomeini replied, through a translator, that
"this is an insult."
Insult or no, the ayatollah's followers never
in his lifetime lived down either Sadat's
estimation or Wallace's charge.
As the Moslem world observes its 40-day
mourning period for the ayatollah, it is worth
noting that words don't create their own
reality despite the passion in which they are
It is a good lesson to recall as the Western
world readies itself to believe and further
receive the Palestine Liberation Organization
Chairman Yasir Arafat.
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Another Perspective on Soviet Jewry
I would like to agree with my
colleague Rabbi Barry Konov-
itch that American Jewish phi-
lanthropic efforts to help
Soviet Jews leave the Soviet
Union be conditional on their
leaving for Israel. After all,
the increased manpower would
do a great deal to help the
State of Israel during another
critical time in its existence. I
would like to agree ... but I
I believe that Soviet Jews
should have the freedom to
choose their new home. We
should do all in our power to
convince them that Israel is
the best choice they can make.
We should support the efforts
of the Israel Bond organization
and its program to raise the
funds needed to create better
homes and jobs in Israel for
new olim. I know that within
our community at least five
synagogues have already
agreed to purchase bonds for a
minimum of $250,000 in order
to support this effort. (The five
congregations are Adath
Yeshurun, Temple Sinai of
North Dade, Beth Sholom of
Miami Beach, Beth David of
Miami and Bet Breira of
Miami.) We must also support
the Greater Miami Jewish Fed-
eration's "Passage to Free-
dom" emergency campaign!
I also feel it is imperative
that we educate the Russian
Jews as to what Israel is all
about. The Soviet Union has
conducted a vicious campaign
of vilification against Israel for
many years, nay, decades. I
visited a refusenik family in
Leningrad several years ago
and listened to its terribly dis-
torted view of Israel's invasion
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Freedom in Our Hands
Friday, June 16, 1989
Volume 11
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Number 12
The Torak does not
imply that we aid our
poor broiker only if he
complies with what we
think is best for him,
of Lebanon. "But this is what
we heard on the radio, saw on
T.V. and read in the paper!"
they exclaimed. I, also,
remember purchasing several
posters in a Moscow store
depicting Israeli soldiers
dressed like stormtroopers
trampling Arab victims to
death. All this was only part of
the ongoing slanderous effort
against Israel. This must be
counteracted by as much infor-
mation as we can supply them.
It is important to note that
Soviet prisoners of conscience
who have made aliyah such as
Natan Sharansky and Yosef
Mendelevitch also feel that we
should help the Soviet Jews to
get out, no matter what their
destination. These men recog-
Rabbi Simcha Freedman
nize that while Gorbachev is
riding high, now, there is no
guarantee that he, or the polic-
ies of glasnost and perestroika
will last indefinitely. We must
take advantage of "the win-
dow of opportunity" which has
opened and we must act
quickly before it may be
slammed shut even as it has
been in the past.
Anti-Semitism is rife in the
USSR. The situation there has
changed from a policy where it
was officially condemned by
Soviet law, (although it was
practiced by the government)
to one where increased free-
dom of expression has allowed
for more open displays of anti-
Jewish behavior. Soviet Jews
want out... and we must help
them. Who knows how many
thousands would unfortun-
ately decide to stay in the
USSR rather than come to
Israel, and, then, after a policy
change would find that they
could not get out at all!
The Torah tells us (Leviticus
25:35) "And if thy brother be
waxen poor and his means fail
with thee; then thou shalt
uphold him, that thy brother
may live with thee." The over-
riding concern here is the life
of the fellow Jew. The Torah
does not imply that we aid our
poor brother only if he com-
plies with what we think is
best for him. There are no
strings attached. So, too, in
this situation must we do like-
wise for our Soviet brothers
and sisters.
One final point. Rabbi Kon-
ovitch correctly points out that
the future for Jews in the
USSR is bleak. He then argues
that bringing the Soviet Jews
to America would accomplish
the same assimilation as leav-
ing them in the USSR. He says
"Only in Israel will the Rus-
sian Jews become Jewish.
With the exception of some
American day schools and
yeshiva programs, Russian
Jewish children in America are
If he is right Az vey tzu uns!
(Woe to us!) It is our duty to
absorb these people into our
communities and synagogues;
something we have not done
very successfully up until now.
Indeed, it is imperative that
we do so, but priority number
one is getting them out.
Woe to us if we miss this
Adath Yeshurun
N. Miami Beach

Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Liberation Organization
chairman Yasir Arafat, left,
and King Hassan II of Mor-
occo, walk together following
Arafat's arrival in Casablanca
for a meeting of the Arab
League. Egypt was also a par-
ticipant in the summit, follow-
ing that country's ten year
suspension from Arab world
councils. (RNS PHOTO/Wide
Refugee Funds
Continued from Page 3
Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Arlen
Specter (R-Pa.) have written
to President Bush urging that
new funds be made available
this fiscal year for domestic
resettlement of refugees.
An additional $22 million
needs to be approved for the
domestic costs of resettling
refugees, primarily cash and
medical assistance provided by
state governments to newly
arrived refugees, according to
Mark Talisman, Washington
representative of the Council
of Jewish Federations. About
$19 million of that amount
would go to resettling Soviet
The $22 million is expected
to be included in the Health
and Human Services Depart-
ment's appropriations bill for
the 1990 fiscal year, Talisman
That would put to rest vari-
ous other refugee bills that
Jewish groups have been sup-
porting, including one by Rep.
Howard Berman (D-Calif.)]
Likud Requests Restraint
Ladispoli Residents
Seek Refugee Limit
Likud bloc initiated a joint
Knesset statement urging
Jewish settlers in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip to exer-
cise restraint and allow the
security forces to deal with the
Palestinian uprising.
The communique was issued
Seek Witnesses
To Nazi
Camp Crimes
The U.S. Department of
Justice's Office of Special
Investigations is currently
seeking persons who were
imprisoned at Sachsenhausen/
Oranienburg, June 1943
Sept. 1944; Stutthof, Nov.
1942 April 1944; Buchen-
wald, May 1943 April 1945;
Majdanek, Nov. 1943 April
1944; or Flossenburg, Feb.
1945 April 1945.
Individuals who can be of
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amid growing alarm over vigi-
lante tactics by some settlers
and their abusive treatment of
the Israel Defense Force for
allegedly lax security meas-
Likud is generally suppor-
tive of the settlers. But Sara
Doron, chairwoman of its
Knesset faction, denounced
what she called the "slander-
ous drive" against all of the
settlers in the territories when
only "a marginal minority"
has violated the law.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir reiterated that he has
utmost confidence in the IDF's
ability to handle the situation
in the territories.
ROME (JTA) Italian resi-
dents of Ladispoli are calling
for a limit on the number of
Soviet Jews and other foreign
refugees allowed temporary
housing in the seaside town.
So far about 3,000 signa-
tures, representing about one-
fifth of Ladispoli's Italian pop-
ulation, have been gathered on
a petition circulated by a group
called 'For Ladispoli.'
'We are an opinion move-
ment, without any political
manipulation,' said shop-
keeper Franco Pierotti, 42,
one of the promoters of the
initiative, in an interview with
the Rome newspaper / Messag-
gero. 'Our sole aim is to get a
regulation of the foreigners.
The collection of signatures is
just the first step.'
However, the deputy mayor
of the town, Crescenzo Pali-
otta, told the newspaper La
Republica that he was worried
that activists of the neo-fascist
party MSI were involved in
"For Ladispoli."
Thousands of foreign refu-
gees are housed in Ladispoli,
taking advantage of Italy's
open-door policy while they
await immigration visas for
elsewhere. The town has thou-
sands of small, empty apart-
ments ordinarily used as vaca-
tion homes or summer rentals.
Currently refugees make up
as much as one-third of the
town's population. By far the
largest group in Ladispoli are
the 4,000 Soviet Jews. But
there are also hundreds of
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Iranians, Ethiopians, Tamils
and Soviet Pentecostals.
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Intifada Costly
to Economy
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Palestinian uprising, now in its 18th
month, has had adverse effects on the Israeli economy, accord-
ing to the 1988 annual report released by the Bank of Israel, the
country's central bank.
A 4.2 percent decline of exports last year was among the most
serious, Michael Bruno, the bank's governor, told a news
He said the loss amounted to $650 million, of which $280
million represented tourist dollars that were not spent in Israel
because the intifada kept visitors away.
Tourism is an "invisible" export.
Furthermore, the climate of uncertainty arising from the
ongoing violence deterred investors and consumers both
foreign and Israeli from putting money into the economy,
Bruno said.
He described those losses as incalculable.
On the other hand, business productivity was down only 1.5
percent, less than expected.
But the uprising cut Israel's trade with the West Bank and
Gaza Strip by about 40 percent. Imports from the territories
were down by 48 percent.
ID Cards
Israel began a major effort to
bar Palestinians with criminal
or security offense records
from crossing the "Green
Special magnetized identity
cards were issued to about
1,000 Gaza Strip residents,
after thorough background
checks. The distribution of the
ID cards went smoothly.
The cards will be needed
hereafter by the some 75,000
Gazans who cross into Israel
proper each day, about 45,000
of them to work for Jewish
Israelis want to weed out
workers who will take jobs in
Israel and then join the Pales-
tinian uprising.
The new ID cards will be
issued to males over 16 years
of age and will be valid for six
to 12 months. Cards will not be
issued to those who have been
jailed or to those who have not
paid their taxes. Security
sources estimate that no more
than 2,000 Gazans will be den-
ied entry.
The system was instituted
after a series of criminal acts
by Palestinians inside Israel. A
passerby was knifed to death
in Tel Aviv recently by a resi-
dent of the Jabalya refugee
camp in Gaza.
The public demanded action
after the body of a soldier, Avi
Sasportas, was found last
month in the countryside near
the Gaza Strip. He is believed
to have been abducted and
murdered by Arabs from the
Gaza Strip.
Members of the Knesset
Interior Committee, mean-
while, argued forcefully Tues-
day against measures taken in
some localities to restrict the
movement of Arab laborers.
The strongest objections
were raised about a plan by the
mayor of Ariel, a Jewish set-
tlement in the West Bank, to
have Arabs wear badges with
the inscription "foreign wor-
Students at the ORTBraude International Institute of Technology in Karmiel, Israel, relax on the
lawn of their school's Galilee campus prior to the official dedication ceremonies. Among the 600
who attended the event were local American ORT Federation (AOF) delegates Esther Barrish of
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Raton; Maruka and Bernard Mirochnick, Hollywood; and AOF field director Murray Schneier of
Boynton Beach and his wife, Sandy. The Braude Institute, which opened its doors last September,
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Synagogue News
During the summer months,
Sabbath services are held 8:15
p.m. Friday nights and 9:30
a.m. Saturday mornings. The
Oneg Shabbat on June 16 will
be sponsored by Toby and
Stanley Paul in celebration of
their 40th anniversary.
The Beth Ami Women's
Club will meet Tuesday, June
27, 1 p.m., at the Lincolnwood
For information about Beth
Ami Congregation of Palm
Beach County: P.O. Box 7105,
Boca Raton, FL 33431.
The Sabbath morning ser-
vice Saturday, June 17, will
begin at 8:30 a.m. Rabbi Dr.
Louis Sacks will preach a ser-
mon on "The Art of Counting.'
Kiddush will follow.
On Saturday, June 24, the
Sabbath morning service will
begin at 8:30 a.m. Rabbi
Sack's sermon theme will be
"Kindling the Light." Kiddush
will follow.
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 6:30 p.m.
in conjuction with the daily
twight minyon services.
A D'var Torah in Yiddish is
presented by Rabbi Sacks in
conjunction with the Seu'dat
Shli' sheet celebrated each Sab-
bath between the twilight Ser-
Anshei Emmuna is located
at 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach. For information:
New Rabbi For Anshei Shalom
Rabbi Israel Jacobs, the cur-
rent vice president of the Rab-
binical Association of South
Florida, will be Temple Anshei
Shalom's new spiritual leader
beginning September 1.
The Delray Beach syna-
gogue has been without a full-
time spiritual leader since
April 1, when Rabbi Pinchas
Aloof left for a pulpit in Mem-
phis, TN.
Rabbi Jacobs, who is pres-
ently serving at Temple Beth
Moshe in North Miami, was
rabbi at the Bay Shore Jewish
Center in Long Island (N.Y.)
for 24 years. Founder of the
Yeshiva Hebrew Academy of
Suffolk County, he served aSf
president of the Suffolk
County Board of Rabbis.
He also was a member of the
Board of Overseers of the Jew-
ish Theological Seminary, a
delegate of the Rabbinical
Assembly to the Synagogue
Council of America, and chair-
man of the Resolutions Com-
mittee at the time when the
issue of women in the rabbin-
ate first appeared.
Ordained at the Jewish
Theological Seminary, Rabbi
Jacobs has a master's degree
in Hebrew literature and a
doctor of divinity degree. He
also attended Yeshiva Univer-
sity (N.Y.) and graduated from
the College of the City of New
York with a major in psychol-
The rabbi is author of a
novel, "Ten for Kaddish," pub-
lished by W.W. Norton.
Rabbi. J_acp_b' g. wife, _SelmaJ js.
a teacher specializing in math-
ematics and reading. The cou-
ple have two sons: Dr. Larry
Jacobs, a Hollywood cardiolog-
ist, and Dr. David Jacobs, a
radiologist in New York; and a
daughter, Sharon Glueck of
North Miami Beach.
Call for Resolution
Congressman Edward Feig-
han (D-OH) has introduced a
resolution calling on the Vati-
can to extend the same full
diplomatic relations to Israel
as it maintains with over 100
other countries. Calling the
Vatican's justifications for its
present position "overly legal-
istic," Feighan points out that
such recognition would pro-
mote peace in the Middle East
by reinforcing the basic prem-
ise of Israel's right to exist.
A Catholic, Rep. Reighan is
a member of the House Fore-
ign Affairs Committee.
LBt 16 f S f __ m_ from pur readers:
The State of Israel, the sole
democracy in the Middle East
is the staunch and unflinching
ally of the United States and is
as crucially vital to its global
security as are the NATO
Secretary of State James A.
Baker Ill's call for "even-
handedness" towards Israel
and its ruthless assailants is
tantamount to equating
vicious terrorists and their
innocent victims.
In the post-Holocaust era, it
is the bound duty of our coun-
try, the mighty leader of the
free world and all democracies
to rally around Israel the
oasis of democracy in the arid
middle east wilderness of tot-
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks
Congregation Anshei Emuna
Delray Beach
Area Deaths
Frieda, of Boca Raton, died May 27. A
former resident of No. Miami Beach, she
is survived by her sons, Allan and Dr.
Robert; grandchildren, Steven, Barbara,
Amie, Henry and Meryl; and great-
grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica and Jared.
Graveside services were held with
arrangement by Blasberg.
Louis, of Boca Raton, died at the age of
66. Services were held May 26 with
arrangements by Levitt Weinstein.
Herbert, a resident of Boca Raton, died
at the age of 62. Services were held June
1 at Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels.
The Golden Lakes (West Palm Beach) chapter of American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI)
donated an ambulance to Israel. Pictured at the dedication ceremonies are, from left: Sara
Goldfarb, former president Jack Zuriff, current president Sol Tauss, ARMDI Southeast Region
Director Robert L. Schwartz, Treasurer Sam Moskowitz and Membership Secretary Lou
Goldfarb. Co-sponsors of the ambulance were the Golden Lakes community, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Schwartz and the Golden Lakes Temple. ARMDI is the U.S. support arm of Magen David Adorn
(MDA), the State of Israel's emergency medicalJdisasterlambulancelbhodlhealthcare network.
United Synagogue Scores Cantor's Assembly
On Women Exclusion Policy
A recent release from the
United Synagogue of America,
the association of Conserva-
tive congregations, explains it
"is distressed and disap-
pointed at the recent decision
of the Cantor's Assembly of
the Jewish Theological Semin-
ary to continue its policy of
excluding women from its
The United Synagogue calls
the Assembly's action an
attempt to negate the decision
-of the Cantor's institute in
accepting women students for
training as Conservative can-
The United Synagogue notes
the serious need for cantors in
Conservative synagogues as
well as the nationwide short-
age and suggets that the
Assembly's decision will chan-
nel qualified cantors out of the
Conservative Movement.
Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein,
senior vice president/CEO of
United Synagogue, charges
that "the attempt to deny full
and equal rights to women
cantors not onlyfails to recog-
nize the actual widespread
increase in women's participa-
tion in Conservative syna-
gogues, but also fails to recog-
nize the halachic support given
to this trend."
The Conservative Movement
has granted women entry into
previously all-male profes-
sions, including the Rabbinical
Franklin D. Kreutzer, inter-
national president of United
Synagogue, calls the Cantor's
Assembly's action, which dis-
courages women cantors, "not
only a disservice to them but a
threat to the continued vitality
and dynamism of the Conser-
vative Movement."
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