The Jewish Floridian of Tampa


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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
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Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Uewisti Fllariidltiaiin
Off Tampa
Number 18
Tampa, Florida Friday, August 3, 1979
Price 35 Cents

fate Sheet Blames U.S. Jews for Gas Crunch
way around
found in sig-
' in Tampa,
Israel, anti-
iphlet that
the Jews liv-
*Who have
ing the Con-
bloc votes
; of the carn-
ations are re-
the gas
n America."
f features an
by-line of
a publication
calling itself The Spotlight. It
declares that there is "unprece-
dented collusion between the
Carter administration and the
bellicose Begin regime," and that
they are "one of the hidden
causes of the current gas crunch
which has crippled the flow of oil,
inflamed the temper of a hundred
million motorists and triggered
off-the-pump prices ranging be-
tween $1 and $1.40 per gallon."
NICHOLAS charges that
"light crude and processed oil
supplies consigned for the fuel-
short American market are being
diverted to Israel in ever-growing
shipments under a little-known
1975 treaty which grants the
Zionist government first call on
U.S. petroleum resources when-
ever supplies grow tight."
The reason for all of this,
according to the writer, is the
"bulldozer diplomacy of
Menachem Begin and Jimmy
Carter (which) has created an
international crisis.
The hate sheet also charges
that Sheikh Zaki Yamani, the
Saudi Arabian oil minister,
recently declared that "You
Americans can help yourself by
giving up your huge cars and
your compulsive driving and by
reconsidering your whole
Nicholas quotes an uniden-
tified source as stating that "No
Saudi leader ever struck such a
Ambassador to U.N.
plains About Gas Line
iador to the United Nations complained last
iomats should not have to take time from their
t to stand in gas lines.
tasoline to be allocated for diplomats because
bie situation," said Ambassador Salah Omar
I for the ambassador added, "We are using a
I to stand in line and this is affecting our
i the UN Committee on Relations with the
raqi delegate proposed that some New York
it aside for the exclusive use of diplomats.
^H has already been exempted from New
^^Kfoning system.

inet Changes
k Affect Mideast
(JTA) -
by President
nembers will
Uingea either
in or other
*d to the
wish con-
i said the
Bam" con
of State
nd National
tot be accepted
d that those
also include
Strauss, the
liddle East
1 Young,
I at the
nd Edward
with the
tod in all
eluding the
1 last Sep-
ad in the
Mty last
advisor to Vance, as well as to the
President, and while he has
offices and staff personnel both in
the White House and the State
Department, he is on the
Department's payroll and thus
technically not a White House
THOSE ABOUT whom there
is not the remotest suggestion of
Presidential disappointment
include Stuart Eizenstat, the
assistant for domestic affairs and
policy; Robert Lipshutz, the
President's counsel; Gerald
Rafshoon, his communications
assistant; and Anne Wexler, a
political assistant
Eizenstat, in fact, is being
considered by some as having
increased in stature with the
President and is one of the tiny
"in" group that includes only
Hamilton Jordan, Carter's chief
political strategist, who is now
the "chief of staff' at the White
House, and Presidential News
Secretary Jody Powell.
Brzezinski, incidentially, is not
listed as a Cabinet level official,
although his influence at the
White House in foreign affairs is
pervasive. Strauss, Young and
James Mclntyre, director of the
office of management and
budget, are the only non-Cabinet
members who have Cabinet level
rank, according to the White
House list.
Readers who find copies of the pamphlet described in this report
on their car windshield, in the street, and particularly if they are
handed one personally, are asked to notify the Tampa
Federation and the Community Relations Council at once in
order that track may be kept of how, where and by whom the
pamphlets are being distributed.
hard line or used such harsh
words in addressing Americans."
In fact, he writes, the Saudis are
"traditionally pro-American."
IN ADDITION to Israel and
the "Jewish-controlled Con-
gress," the hate sheet says all the
trouble stems from the fact
"That while our oil is being
shipped to Israel and while the
big oil companies are ripping us
off because of the situation, the
Jewish-controlled news media is
(sic) putting the blame on the
service station owners who have
no control over the situation
The Jews are responsible for the
shortage and have no right to
make the rest of us suffer because
of their actions."
The hate pamphlet excerpted
from The Spotlight is published
by the Christian Defense League,
of Baton Rouge, La.
UN Soldier Arrested
For Running Guns
TEL AVIV Israel closed its
border last week to all personnel
of the United Nations Interim
Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL),
following the arrest of a high-
ranking Nigerian Army officer
who, according to police, was
smuggling a small arsenal of
weapons and explosives to a
Palestine Liberation
Organization agent in Jerusalem.
The officer, Lt. Col. Alfred
Gom, who serves as manpower
and information officer at UNI-
FIL headquarters, was
remanded in custody for 15 days
by a Jerusalem magistrate. He
has refused any comment and
asked for legal counsel by the
UNIFIL legal officer.
Dutch Writer
Heads JDL
Hans Knoop, a Dutch Jewish
journalist whose articles in 1976
led to the arrest of Nazi war
criminal Pieter Menten, has
revealed himself as organizer of a
"Jewish Defense League" in
Holland with the stated purpose
of reacting physically to verbal
manifestations of anti-Semitism.
His group has claimed credit
for stoning the editorial offices of
the daily Haagse Post two weeks
ago after the newspaper pub-
lished interviews with several
Dutch soldiers in the United
Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL) who made
anti-Semitic remarks.
Knoop, 35, who is active in the
Dutch branch of Herut, first
made his disclosure in an inter-
view published last week in the
weekly Elaevien. Several days
ago a group of about 30 persons
declared themselves members of
the Dutch JDL, among them
Knoop and Charlie Nenner, 28,
who described himself as a
medical student.
From Lebanon
said that the matter is entirely in
the hands of Israeli authorities.
He observed that among the
12,000 soldiers attached to UNI-
FIL there are some "rotten
apples," but this should not
cause friction between UNIFIL
soldiers and Israelis.
Gom was the second UNIFIL
officer arrested this year for
alleged arms smuggling to
terrorists. Last February, a
Senegalese captain was arrested
for delivering an arms cache
concealed in the spare tire of his
car to a PLO agent near Acre.
Senegalese personnel have
been barred from Israel since
Gom was detected as a result
of a highway accident at Bab el
Wad midway between the coastal
plain and Jerusalem. His car hit a
private car driven by a woman
who was injured and
Police immediately inspected
Gom's car to ascertain if it was in
Continued on Page &
Israel Shows Latest
Combat Technology
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel celebrated Air Force
Day with a demonstration of the latest combat technology
and the presentation of wings to a new crop of pilots at
ceremonies attended by Defense Minister Ezer Weizman
and Air Force Commander Gen. David Ivri at a base in
the south of the country.
SOME OF that equipment was put through its paces.
The Cobra helicopter demonstrated its maneuverability as
an anti-tank weapon. The American-built Hawkeye early
warning and spotter plane which has already seen action
in the skies over Lebanon, detected "enemy" aircraft at a
range of 260 miles and flashed the information to in-
terceptor planes.
Formations of French-made Fouga Magestere
training planes, American F-15 fighters and the Israel-
made kfir interceptors flew in formations forming a giant
Star of David.
ISRAEL'S NAVY also had something to celebrate.
Its newest missile boat was launched at the Israel
Shipyards on Haifa Bay.
The craft, which will carry a crew of 45 officers and
men and the latest improved Gabriel surface-to-surface
missiles, has a cruising range of 3000 nautical miles.

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
y. August 3
Tisha B'Av
Building from Destruction
The saga of the Israelite nation
in exile is well-known. Her long
arduous history stands revealed
to the eyes of the world.
Nevertheless, our nation once
had her age of glory; her own
unique expression of freedom
and the symbol of that freedom:
The Great Sanctuary of
Now the Great Sanctuary is
lying in ruins; its one remaining
wall stands mute testimony to
the grandeur of Israel. Her people
are scattered among the nations.
What caused this great con-
flagration; the dispersal of a
people, and years of endless
wandering and suffering?
extent of this catastrophe, one
would certainly surmise that it
had a magnanimous cause.
The Babylonian Talmud, in
discussion of the destruction
relates the following insightful
story. "A certain man (living in)
Jerusalem) had a friend Kamza
and an enemy Bar Kamza. He
once made a party and said to his
servent, "Go and bring Kamza."
The man went and brought Bar
Kamza. When the man (who gave
the party) found him there, he
said, "See you tell tales about
me, what are you doing here? Get
Said the other. "Since I am
here, let me stay, and I will pay
you for whatever I eat and
drink." He said. "I won't."
"Then let me give you half the
cost of the party." "No," said the
other. "Then let me pay for the
whole party." He still said no and
took him by the hand and put
him out."
This trivial social incident
seems quite void of national
significance. The names them-
selves point to this fact. Kamza.
is the Hebrew word for "locust" -
certainly insect of minute size.
It's just another case of personal
hatred. Perhaps, this anonymous
host went too far in removing his
ill-fated guest. But what did it
THE TALMUD continues:
"Said the other, "Since the
Rabbis were sitting there and did
not stop him, this shows that
they agreed with him. I will go
and inform against them to the
(Roman) government." He went
and said to the Emperor. "The
Jews are rebelling against you."
He (the Emperor) sent against
them Vespasian, the Cesaer. who
came and besieged Jerusalem for
three years."
The seeds of destruction have
been planted. The doom of
Jerusalem looms imminently on
the horizon.
Again we ask: What power
could this incident have had to
set the wheels of destruction into
Scrupulous examination
reveals the cause as the host's
absolute hatred for Kamza. For
nothing could appease him. Had
there been a reason for his hatred,
perhaps he could have allowed
himself to become appeased. But
because he had an absolute
dislike for Kamza as a person,
without reason, he could not bear
to have him present. This, it
seemed to the Sages, was the
wrong that caused the downfall
of Jerusalem.
HATRED HAS such power,
explained one recent scholar,
because with it one totally
negates the essence and
humanity of another person. This
causes absolute separation be-
tween individuals, the antithesis
of the Torah's goal for man: To
guide him to perfect social order.
A great Kabbalist once noted
that the rebuilding of the Great
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Sanctuary is dependent upon
penitence. Any generation that
does not have the Sanctuary
rebuilt in its days, can be viewed
as if it destroyed it.
The Holy One Blessed Be He in
making known the cause of the
destruction has informed us of
how to rebuild the Sanctuary^
Maimonides. in his codification of
Judaic law writes, that the way
to correct an improper attitude is
to act in the opposite extreme.
The opposite of senseless hatred
is abundant love. In this vein we
are provided with the precept of
fellow man. Through the ap-
plication of this beautiful precept
on its fullest sense, we can merit
to see the true comfort of Israel
and Zion.
Federation Board Retreat
The board of directors of the
Tampa Jewish Federation will
take part in a Board Retreat
Weekend on Saturday and
Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, according
to Hope Barnett, retreat
The Sheraton-Sand Key Hotel
in Clearwater has been selected
for the retreat site. The theme for
the weekend will be "There Is
Something for Everyone."
Serving on the planning
committee are: Sharon Stein,
Herbert Swarzman, Rabbi Frank
Sundheim and Gary Alter.

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Aug. 4
Concert Program with Zoe Dvorak 8:30 p.m. ai Congregation Beth
Ivoel $2 50 donation.
Aug. 5
USY Taco-Pool party, 4 to 8 p.m. Home o( Gary Smilowitz, 4923 Bay
Way Dr All 9th to 12th graders invited Albert Aronovitz Post 372
Jewish Wor Veterans Auxiliary meeting 10a.m. at JCC.
Aug. 7
JCC Camp Maccabiad and overnight for all campers.
Aug. 8
JCC food co-op. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at JCC Polma Ceia Chavura
of Congregation Beth Israel at the home of AAr. and Mrs. John
Griffin 8 p.m. Malka Werde will speak on "The Liberated Jewish
Woman Chabad House Dinner for Russian Jews at 6 p.m.
Aug. 10
JCC camp ends.
JCC mam building closed for cleaning and repairs from Aug. 13 to
Aug. 31. Office, pool and lunch program operate normal hours.
Monday and Wednesday 1 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 8 p.m.
Friday 1 to 4: 30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to S p.m.
Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.
Daf Yomi
The Star of David
The Mogen David, or Star of David, is one of the best lovd I
honored, and cherished symbols of Judaism. Today this S'
pointed star flies gallantry on the flag of the State of Israel J
is worn worldwide by men, women and children proud t!
identify with the ethics and spirit of the Jewish People. Wy
does the star stand for?
Foremost among the many explanations is the idea of u
Unity of God from whom originates the heaven and the earth
and the boundless areas of the north, south, east, and 2
Another interpretation cites the components of the star %
two interconnected triangles as the linking of the material worul
with that of the spiritual sphere. Still another theme derivJ
from the structure of the star is that each of the six conm!
represents a week-day that looks forward to and focuses oo J
Holy Sabbath
The history of this star is most intriguing and enigmatic J
the first place, why did the six pointed Star of David rather thail
the five pointed Star of Solomon survive these thousands oil
years to become our insignia? Why is there no reference to taj
star in the entire Talmud? Was this symbol of Jewish origin I
did it precede Judaism? Why has it persisted as a JewjaJ
sympbol in contradiction to the law that forbids the makingifl
any symbols as a sign of the Jewish faith?
THOUGH WE have no specific answers to these question,I
we do have manv allusions to the Star of David throughout ol
history. The historian Max Grunwald wrote, "The Monl
David occurs as the symbol of I sis in Egypt, as an amulet a j
Iraq and India. Among the Celts it was used as a ptntaclebyikj
Druids (the bottom triangle was eliminated I among taJ
Etruscans it was a symbol of the diety of fortune The Greta]
placed it on the shield of Athene."
The oldest example found was on a seal from the Sevemkl
Century BCE (Before the Common Era), discovered in Sidu.1
During the Second Century, archeologists excavated tail
synagogue of Copernaeum (an ancient city in Palestine.) Thail
they discovered a frieze decorated with the Mogen David, tail
Pentagram, and the Swastika (a symbol of ancient origal
signifying wellbeing.)
As with so many early symbols, a certain magical ponwl
became attached to the Mogen David, the power of healing, hi
Jerusalem, amulet makers formed six pointed stars made frail
silver inscribed with either of these names: YIRUSHUUYIMJ
(Jerusalem) or MELECH DUVID (King David). We also boil
from such sources as the Kabbalistic book, "Raziel Hamalach,]
that a drawing of a Mogen David within a circle was used nil
talisman against an Ayin Hara (an evil eye). Among tail
Sephardic Jews the Chacham would actually draw a Mogal
David on the skin of the person who was ill while reciting ap-l
propriate prayers. The Ashknazi Jews simply made the signofl
the star above the body of the ailing person while reritt
prayers for his wellbeing.
From the history of the Dark Ages we've culled a few tl
teresting facts. In 1254, Emperor Charles IV granted the Jewiil
flag in Prague. It was red and bore a Mogen David on it. hi
1460. the Jews in Budapest. Hungary welcomed King Mathiat|
Corvinua carrying a red flage with two shields of David.
THEODOR HERZL wrote. "The flae that 1 am thinkingofl
... a white flag with seven gold stars. The white forourtwl
life; the seven stars to stand for the seven working hours of tkl
day. We shall enter the Promised Land with the sign of wort I
In 18%. when he wrote The Jewish State he proposed the sum I
flag but was later persuaded to accept the Mogen David as tkl
emblem of the movement by the Zionists. I
In 1940. the Jews of Warsaw. Poland were systematical
branded with a Mogen David on their foreheads soon uwi
Hitler ordered the Yellow Badge with a Mogen David on it ionj
worn by every Jew beginning with five-year-old children. |
Jews wore this badge with dignity. The Dutch Christians c
to wear this badge as a show of their solidarity with their je
friends. In Denmark the badge was never worn because_i
Christian V had the courage to defy Hitler by threatening |
wear the badge himself.
So many of our myths, beliefs, hopes, and strands of I
are brought together under the symbol of the Jewish
any wonder that it has come to symbolize Jewry in a**^
the State of Israel in particular! This one W"Tf,
David, reflects the unity, kinship, inspiration and T"%
K'lal Yisroel and all of those friends who delight in us
the star.
With Torah thoughts and a good Sabbath Shalom
GuldenV adds robust flavor to london broil.
Spread Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard on
London Broil. Rib Steaks. Flanken and
Brisket before cooking
and taste the
The Spicy Brown Mustard with the robust flavor.

ay, August 3,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
lommunity Mission to Israel Set Time for a Break!
, community mission to Israel
Nov. 25 Dec. 5 has been
junced by Ben Greenbaum,
fcident of the Tampa Jewish
he Mission, sponsored by the
eration in conjunction with
United Jewish Appeal, will
lid 10 days in Israel and will
Is on the human and financial
realities of the peace process. A
full itinerary is being planned,
and the mission is available to all
members of the Tampa com-
munity. Total cost has not been
determined but is expected to be
in the range of S1,000 per person.
This will be the first Tampa
community Mission since the
signing of the peace treaty with
Egypt and will afford the par-
ticipants an opportunity to meet
with some of Israel's top decision
makers as well as view the
behind-the-scenes issues to learn
the realities of today's headlines.
Gary Alter, Tampa Jewish
Federation executive director,
should be contacted for further
JE to Publish Magazine for Schools
IICAGO The Board of
sh Education (BJE| of
opolitan Chicago and the
ican Association for Jewish
.ation (AAJE) have pooled
personnel and resources to
Ide two innovative services
Jewish day, communal and
rregational schools
aghout North America.
Le two agencies will publish a
tannual magazine offering
|al evaluations of new
,-oks, teacher's guides,
t>i and other materials used
Jewish school classroom
|rst time such reviews have
made available for
nwide dissemination on a
rehensive and sustained
ey will also publish tests for
ew language programs in
nentary Jewish schools
- attain, for the first time
nerican Jewish education
neasure the degree to which
ludent has mastered the
Hal rather than his relative
|ing by age or grade level
st an arbitrary national
Dint ventures was made this
by Dr. Samuel Schafler,
intendent of the Chicago
and Dr. Shimon Frost,
[director of the AAJE.
| Schafler said the magazine,
called The Jewish School
is Review, "is designed to
the Jewish educator make
ied decisions on the
Hals he selects for his school
pviding two in-depth essays
ach new publication by
Red specialists in the field of
[ being evaluated."
[Schafler said The Jewish
Materials Review will be
by Dr. Mordecai H.
es, editor of The Pedagogic
ter, the AAJE's
rional journal. He said it
iprise an editorial board
iself; Dr. Frost; Ezra
director of pedagogic
es for the Chicago BJE;
[ad a Kosher
ico Lately?
}eph Sholom United
ague Youth Group invites
enagers in grades ninth
kh twelfth for a day of food
at a USY Taco-Pool
! join U.S.Y. Sunday,
i from 4 to 8 p.m. at the
of Gary Smilowitz,
fcnt, 4924 Bayway Drive.
your bathing suit.) The
lor the coming year will be
pd. Need a ride or want to
fcbout the party? Call Gary
-itz, 879-4562, or Steve
and other leading Jewish scholars
and educators.
The Review's first issue, sche-
duled for publications this fall,
will be distributed without cost
hv the AAJE to Jewish schools
throughout the United States
and Canada, he said, and by the
BJE to schools in the greater
Chicago area Subsequent issues
will then be made available for a
nominal charge. _________
Last Wednesday evening, the Jewish Community Center was
the site of a "staff volleyball game between the Jewish Com-
munity Center, Tampa Jewish Federation and Tampa Jewish
Social Service employees. While all agreed it was fun, there
were a few aches and pains the next day. pnotoby Barbara Alter
Alarm System Installed at JCC
A cental fire and tornado alarm
system has finally been installed
at the Jewish Community Center.
The JCC Pre-School Parents
Group, Nancy Lewis, chairman,
has been raising money towards
this goal for the past two years.
The carnival and spaghetti
dinner this past March helped to
assure the financial feasibility of
this project.
The first fire drill was held last
week during camp and during the'
hinchtime of the kosher food
program. This is the first time
there is a central alarm which can
be heard throughout the building
and grounds of the center.
The new parents group
chairman, Leslie Osterweil, has
announced the next goal of the
group, a sink of the Yellow Room.
All fundraising efforts will be
directed towards this project.
Besides fundraising, the parent's
group also handles programming
and pubUcity for the preschool.
Attention: All
Young Jewish Men
'SACS on the Boulevard9
Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) invites all young men in grades
nine through twelve to join together with other young men their
age in "an exciting and rewarding program."
AZA offers guest speakers, community service, sporting
events (with gymnasium and their own softball team), out-of-
town conventions (the opportunity to meet people from all over
the world), parties and dances. Weekly meetings begin in
September. Often joint meetings are held with B'nai B'rith
Contact President, Michael Bobo, 2511386, or Jon Albert,
932-3088, to hear more about AZA of the B'nai B'rith Youth
Hillsborough County residents
age 55 and over who are handy at
arts and crafts are invited to
submit their work to the first
countywide Senior Arts and
Craft Shop, located at the North
Boulevard Community Center,
214 N. Boulevard. The craft shop
will be called "SACS on the
Boulevard" and will help area
seniors sell their handiwork for
"SACS," operated by the
Senior Citizens Project of the
Jewish Community Center in
conjunction with the Tampa
Recreation Department and the
Hillsborough County Office on
Aging, will open Wednesday,
Sept. 5. Seniors may submit their
work Tuesdays Thursdays from
10 am. 2 p.m. at the North
Boulevard Community Center
beginning Aug. 6.
For further information or for
pick-up of seniors' handiwork,
call 872-4451 between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m.
Russian Resettlement Program
Translators, Transporters, Friends, Employers, Movers
Tampa Jewish Social Service
for more information
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Frid,y- Aup*.
The Gas Crunch 'Explained'
A piece of hate literature distributed from
Louisiana and making its way through Florida is
'particularly odiousand dangerous.
Tb*re is nothing more than double-digit in-!
nation that infuriates Americans these daysexcept
one thing: the availability of gasoline. Notice that we
do not say the price of gasoline. The rage one feels
about that falls into the category of the fury over
No, it's the availability that is at issue. Given
that gas will go to $1.50 a gallon, or even higher, the
sad fact is that Americans will still be using their
cars so long as the tank can be filled.
How does all this bear on the hate literature now
showing up in Florida? Simply that it blames the gas
crunch on Jews. Of course, Israel gets into the act,
too. But primary emphasis is placed on Jews,
American Jews.
According to the pamphlet, it is American
Jewish "control" of the Congress and "Jewish"
control of the media that are to blame for the whole
thing. The reasoning behind the hate monger who
wrote the pamphlet is too tortured and hardly
deserves being repeated here. We have seen this kind
of alleged reasoning before.
But now that it is related to the gas crunch, this
sort of anti-Semitism, as we say, is not only odious.
It is truly dangerous. With tempers running high
about gas, anti-Semitism can begin running just as
high. And just as hot.
Support for Wallenberg
The newly-formed Free Raoul Wallenberg
Committee, composed of four distinguished
legislators headed by Sen. Frank Church, deserves
the support of all American Jews. The Jewish people
owe Wallenberg a debt for his efforts in saving more
than 10,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II.
As Americans, our debt is compounded since
Wallenberg went to Bucharest in 1944 at the request
of President Roosevelt who asked Sweden, a neutral
in the war, to send someone to Hungary to help the
Hungarian Jews facing extermination by the Nazis.
Wallenberg, who will be 66 if he is still alive, is
believed to be in a Soviet prison. He was arrested
when the Soviet army captured Bucharest in 1945.
The Soviets at first refused to admit that he was
their prisoner but since 1947 the Kremlin has
maintained he died of a heart attack.
His family believes he is alive and lias kept up
efforts to have him freed. They have received reports
from released Soviet prisoners that Wallenberg is in
the USSR. The latest was in December when a
Moscow Jew, Jan Kaplan, was rearrested after he
telephoned his sister in Tel Aviv and said he met in
the Butyrka Prison in 1975, a Swedish prisoner who
has been held since 1945.
Mrs. Nina Lagergren, Wallenberg's half-sister
has been conducting an international campaign in
behalf of her brother since early this year. She has
been to Israel, where Prime Minister Menachem
Begin has given his support, and to Britain where an
all-parties parliamentary group was formed.
As the U.S. committee noted, the Soviets won't
admit that they are holding Wallenberg because they
do "not want to be forced to explain why they im-
prisoned someone whose only crime was saving
lives." We in the West must not add to this crime by
allowing the memory of this brave man to fade.
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I ago Maudlin
Irishman Touts Publisher Axel Springe,
the put 34 yetrs. To mjV,,J
Joyoaan parallel completeX3
is a singer fa his youth, h,y
Itf* And he appeal*.^!
^eSSr 2 the rd|
Fsssnenstrssse 78 stands the
new Jewish Community Center
on the same site as the
Fsssnenstrssse Synagogue
destroyed on KristaUnacht in
November. 1938 by Hitlers
In the lobby is s modernistic
metal sculpture whose symbolic
rneaning I can only guess at as
representing the agony of the
Holocaust The sculpture is the
gift of Axel Springer, one of West
Germany's publishing giants,
whose reputation is either
glorious or else an object ot
Nikita Khruehchev's ultimatum
against the four-power status of
Berlin waa due to expire. The
building was inaugurated in
October. 1986. "We won that
round," Lynch laughs like a
In a splendid restaurant atop
this Springer establishment with
its huge glass windows, there is a
dear and chilling view at the
wall below the barbed wire
barricades perhaps 20 yards
behind it in East Berlin so that,
say, an East German attempting
escape first risks being torn to
shreds on the barricades before
Patrick Lynch: the lilt of W.B. Yeats
'It is the same in Israel. Young Israelis today are not
fired by the enthusiasms of their parents 90 years i
ago.' Patrick Lynch
serious criticism depending upon
whom you talk to.
Immanuel Birnbaum, a senior
editor of Stiddeutsche Zeitung of
Munich, one of the world's great
and authoritative newspapers,
dismisses Springer and his
publishing chain with a wry smile
from which one is meant to infer
profound distaste. He says
nothing else, perhaps because he
is a holder of one of Germany's
outstanding awards for jour-
nalistic achievement. the
Theodor Wolff Prize an Axel
Springer creation dating from
another matter. Lynch speaks of
Springer as if he were a world
leader, an earth-shaker, a human
deity. Lynch is in the Infor-
mation Department of the Axel
Springer empire quartered in its
own skyscraper here on the
Kochstrasse right at the wall
separating this city from East
Berlin which the Communists
built back in 1961.
Lynch says that Springer
chose this site symbolically to
put up his building The foun-
dationstone was laid on May 25,
1969. That was two days before
he even gets a chance to scale the
wall upon which he is doomed to
be machinegunned to death,
should he make it that far, by
ubiquitous German Democratic
Republic guards in their watch-
"That's why Axel Springer
chose it," explains Patrick
Lynch. "A free press housed at
the wall. Let the GDR stop the
truth with their wall here if they
man? Patrick Lynch, Irishman, a
spokesman for Axel Springer, the
German newspaper mogul, in
West Berlin?
The lilt of his speech em-
phasizes his Galway origins. His
words, like the words of so many
Irishmen, weave themselves
together on a loom of poetry. His
statements are pronunciamentos
of bravado. Each observation is a
musical challenge, an operatic
Lynch, like a character in
James Joyce's Portrait of the
Artist at a Young Man, indeed
there is a student named Lynch
in the novel, is in exile here in
Germany, where he has lived for
Springer publishing empireaj
first place back in 1989. "A
my singing career, I worked!
while as an opera critic,''
explains. His journalistic
perience before that bid
wartime roots in the Briu
Military Government, where 1
worked as a cultural affairs i
ficer in the Air Ministry
"But that means you woei
the British Foreign Office," |
remark in wonderment. "You,i
Irishman, in the British Fa
In stentorian tones comei t
reply: "I bear the stignu 11
British passport," be siyi, i
that it sounds like the lilt of WJ
Yeats' "bee-loud glade." Oral
verse from Cue hulain set to i
Finding himself in German; |
the end of World War II, Lyi
decided to stay. "The torn
pleasant and easy in those din]
he reminisces, but his
temperament sweeps him
"There was the sweet smell i
lilacs in the streets," a
"AND THERE was a
feeling of building up.
when the Germans were at I
best. (Lynch is an A utlandtr-l
foreigner and he makai
conscious point of it, althoogha
married a Berlin girl in 1950.1
"There was a spirit of.
chhalten," I suggest, "of
"Precisely." He
"Mostly, it is gone now.
excitement is gone the i
citement of rebuilding, not;i
the city, but ideals buried in I
rubble, too. Now, people
made their pile (anotk
alliteration and a metaphor!
top of that). The workingclasl
prosperous. Do you realutm-
composing room here
Springer, with overtime
employe can take home froaj
5,000 DM a month UH*
$2,5000)? What we have notj
not excitement, but a h<*t**'
of life, amassing material ttr
That is very different
rebuilding a city And ideals. |
same in Israel Young W
today are not fired by ujm
thusiasms of their parenu
years ago" .
Lynch's reference U> tetaj
not gratuitous. KmM lf
Publications are on reccn
follows: They "*
reconcihation bet ween the
and German peoples, ti
Springer statement ofJ"
principles in the New Jo*'
and the Times ofLondont
of June. 1969 dedicated to"
20th anniversary of U*'
Republic of Cera*
"Reconciliation between
mans end Jews is sn aim
realizable at all can t*
only in the coming ge
Since German Jewry h Dew-
but e*tmul9hf,lltvWi
today has a moral duty w
Israel, the State which**
Continued oa Pl*_|a
'Reconciliation between Germans and
Jews Is an aim which, if realizable at all,
can be attained only in the coming
fenerations. Since German Jewry has
ten all but extinguished, Germany
today has a moral duty to stand firmly at
the side of the State of 1"**.L p
which was buUt by the eh***i
brothers of thorn who wsremurom
Germans X yean ago.* Axtt.
in Juno, 1909
fC' number one government

Letter to the Editor
Spot News

["hank you very much for all
have done to make the
Bsian Resettlement program
Bible. Not only have you
j>ed by your monetary con-
kutions through the Tampa
yish Federation, but you have
helped by volunteering your
8, your goods, and your
ces and I hope that each one
tau can meet one or all of our
(rly resettled families so that
could learn for yourself how
Lreciative they are for what
\, the Tampa Jewish com-
lity have done.
| as chairman of the Russian
ettlement Committee, receive
jt of credit for what the
inteers and the community,
a whole, have done.
|umerable Tampans have
tributed household goods
in setting up apartments for
resettled families.
I; 111 > have also volunteered
and services such as Ed
Dwitz, who provides storage
)ur furniture at Bay Cadillac;
Verkauf, who has obtained
help of physicians when
lical care is needed; David
Jre, who obtains the help of
Lists when dental care is
led; John Ward, Joyce
rzman and others, who tutor
newly resettled families in
llish; Leon Dobrovitsky,
lelle Dobrovitsky, Simon
Ik I ict, Ilya Kruzhkov and
ly others who help in tran-
Iting and translating for the
1 families; Mimi Weiss, Elaine
ler. Judy Elkin, Ruth Polur
(others who shop for food and
ii-hold items for the newly
red families as well as
Riding several cooked meals
their first days; Sam
^nberg, Ra-anon Elozory, the
ltzer boys, Jeff Shear and
rs who pick up, move, and
yer furniture; Florence
Ion. Bert Green, Jill and Jeff
ker, Audrey Haubenstock,
ly Sue Shane, and the
[ttime chapter of ORT, who
helped clean and setup the
ftments; and most especially,
Waltzer and Eleanor
|man who inventory supplies
ot, stuffy store rooms, as well
ssuring that each apartment
the proper furnishings and
plies, and arranging for all
l-ups and deliveries. Names of
ly people have not been
Eioned, such as the ap-
iimately 20 people, who help
transporting the new
lies to appointments and
fees and the 15 individuals
help with translation,
efully, those whose names
not mentioned will un-
hand how much they, too, are
fee ia ted.
/e, however, have more tasks
accomplish. One major
blem is the fact that the new
Jilies greatly desire contact
the Tampa Jewish com-
lity. They want to know the
ogressive geriatric institu-
te seeks MSW or person
|th related degree with ex-
Irience with problems of
ling for direct service
bsition. Opportunities for
logram development. Will
|nction as member of dis-
ilinary care learn. Prefer
|oup work experience and
liliarity with Jewish life-
le. Good benefits and
llary commensurate with ex-
rience. Send resume to
Jver Garden Hebrew Home
the Aged, Attn: Donna
Ugspurger, Director of Social
kfvices, 1800 Stockton
[feet. Jacksonville, Florida
"ephone (904) 389-3665.
people who have helped them so
much. Although the language
barrier is somewhat un-
comfortable, they relish any
opportunity to meet you -
whether in their apartments or in
your own homes.
If you wish to have a family
visit you and possibly attend
services with you, please contact
the Tampa Jewish Social Service
at 872-4451. The resettled
families will be grateful to gain
new friends and you will ex-
perience the warmth and
friendliness of our new families.
You will learn from them about
things we take for granted,
especially about the freedoms we
have the freedom to be what we
want, the freedom to be Jews
without degradation or
harrassment, the freedom to
worship and practice our religion,
and the freedom to learn about
our wonderful, ancient heritage.
Tampans, thank you for all you
have done and for all you will do.
UN Postpones Rights Debate
By Combined JT A Services
Acting on the request of the
United States, Kuwait and the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion, the Security Council decided
to postpone until Aug. 23 its
debate on Palestinian rights, a
United Nations spokesman said.
Sources here said that the
delay was apparently due to the
fact that the Arabs have not
succeeded in persuading the U.S.
not to veto a Kuwaiti-sponsored,
PLO-inspired resolution urging
the Security Council to support
the right of the Palestinian
people to "self-determination."
A vote on that resolution had
been expected Monday or
Tuesday. It emerged from the
recommendations of the General
Assembly's special committee on
the inalienable rights of the
Palestinian people, a 23-nation
body which Israel does not
Minister Moshe Dayan will vist
Washington next week, not at
the end of this week as previously
expected, for talks with Secretary
of State Cyrus Vance on the UN
peacekeeping role in the Sinai.
Officials said here Monday
Dayan would want to exchange
views first with his Egyptian
opposite number, Butros Ghali,
who is due in Israel early next
week for a session of the
Autonomy Committee.
Ghali is also expected to visit
Washington, probably simul-
taneously with Dayan, to discuss
with Vance the UNTSO issue
following Israel's rejection of the
U.S.-Soviet proposal to simply
substitute U NTSO f or U N EF.
Relations between the Israel
Embassy in Brasilia and the
Brazilian Foreign Ministry are
being described as "tense over
the ministry's accusation that
Israeli diplomats here are inter-
fering in Brazil's internal affairs.
Israeli Ambassador Moshe
Erell was summoned to the
ministry to explain what it con-
sidered anti-Arab League and
anti-Palestine Liberation
Organization press releases by
the Israeli Consulate in Sao
Paulo. Erell was later summoned
to the ministry again because it
labeled as "inopportune" Erell's
press release denying that the
Israeli actions constituted inter-
"If a country embraces an
international organization, which
uses violence as its official policy
against another country, is it an
internal or international affair?"
Erell said.

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1 he Jewish floruuan of Tampa
Spotlight on
Abe Davis- Wasserberger
Rehearsing for the Parents'
Night Play were The Stars!
The Yentasl and three very
serious actresses, Jamie
Goldsmith, Sylvia Vega
and Jennifer Ballis. photos by Audrey Haubenstock
Tampa had everything we wereRooking for in
a community in which we were to live and setUe
down; warm climate, good 1"niver9,t>'^11^t^
nearbv and most of all good career
in the Jewish communal field.
It's not often that a native son returns home
wi n that good an attitude about "'^e town,
but that is the case with Abe Davis
wLeVberger. newly appointed assistant,direct*
of the Tampa Jewish FederaUon.The son of A
and Sonya Wasserberger. Abe ^ b??hJ"e
(they will be married one year in SePmberl Ihave
been in town for less than a month and sound like
an ad for the Chamber of Commerce.
Id been in New York for two years _of
gradual* school (the Wurzweiler Schoo of Social
Work at Yeshiva University) and that cold
weather is just not for this native son. I didn t
know that wed be back in Tampa. But wherever
it was going to be was going to be warm.
While Wasserberger was in New York. Jen.
from Erie. Pa., was completing her degree at
Tufts University in Boston from which she
graduated summa cum laude. They met several
years ago when both served on the staff of Camp
Ramah in Palmer. Mass.
"She was the swim instructor, and I was in
charge of the Tikvah Division (Hope) which was
working with children with learning disabilities.
We were trying to give these kids some normal, or
close to normal, camo experiences." Wasser-
berger really becomes emotionally involved while
discussing these children from that summer.
"There is hardly a more neglected group than
Jewish children with learning disabilities."
Working with children is something he knows
about from his experiences as USY assistant
regional director for the West Coast during his
days in Los Arureles. Also in LA. he was coor-
dinator of the Israel Independence Day Solidarity
Walk for the Jewish Federation-Council of
Greater Los Angeles.
Now looking toward his work with the Tampa
Jewish Federation Woman's Division. Young
Leadership Division and campaign activities, he
Abe Davis-Wasserberger, assistant director]
Tampa Jewish Federation. Photo by ChtrutM*)
states. "I cannot believe how much Tampa hal
grown and developed. Still, we are a small JewiaJ
community, and there is so much more to bi|
For his master's degree at the Wurzwalel
School of Social Work. Wasserberger wrott hi
dissertation on "Attitudes American Jews haveI
toward giving to Jewish Philanthropy.'' In hit
new capacity he will have ample opportunity U |
put his theories into practice.

From Lebanon
UN Soldier Arrested
For Gun-Running
PLO Chief Shot, Killed;
Was Considered No. 2 Man
Continued from Page 1
good running order, a routine
required in any highway accident
that causes injuries.
ACCORDING TO police, two
valises in the trunk compartment
were crammed with weapons and
explosives wrapped in red cloth.
Police said the cache consisted
of 30 demolition bricks of a
combined weight of 15
kilograms; 70 gelegnite
"fingers." weighing seven
kilograms; 60 denotators; two
Italian made Baretta sub-
machineguns; 10 American-made
hand grenades; one Kalaahnikoff
assault rifle and many magazines
of ammunition.
Police said Com at first denied
any knowledge of the arsenal but
later confessed that he had
received the two valises from a
PLO agent in Lebanon for
delivery to a* PLO contact-man in
The police imposed a news
blackout on the investigation but
it is assumed that several more
arrests will be made.
AN ARMY spokesman said
incidents. The Cabinet later
decided to reopen the border to
Meanwhile, at the United
Nations. Yehuda Blum. Israel's
Ambassador to the U.N. sharply
criticized U.N. Secretary-General
Kurt Waldheim for not con-
demning the incident.
"We have not had a con-
demnation by the Secretary-
General, and no apology was
offered to the government and
people of Israel," Blum charged
at a press conference. He said
that the U.N. should take all
measures in its power to avoid
such incidents in the future.
Jcwlih Western Bulletin
PARIS (JTA) Zuhair
Mohsen, head of the pro-Syrian
Saiqa organization and believed
to be the number two man in the
Palestine Liberation
Organization, was shot and killed
Two gunmen shot him in the
head as he was about to enter his
apartment in Cannes in the south
of France.
Mohsen. 43. who returned to
France from the Organization of
African Unity summit in
Monrovia, Liberia, was shot at 1
a.m. as he rang the bell of his
fourth-floor apartment. His wife.
Alia. 25. found him lying in a pool
of blood. He had apparently been
felled by one shot.
THE PLO bureau in Pas
issued a communique blaming
Israel "or its agents" for
attack. French police bete*
however, the gunmen migM
belong to a rival Pateuna.
organization who shot MohMMj
reprisal for the recent atua
against the Egyptian hmbassyn
Ankara. Turkey. The attack J
carried out by "The Laglesof*
Revolution." an organiawi |
which is part of Saiqa.
The attack occurred whi
Mohsen's colleague in the KW
Faruk Kaddoumi. was in rw
reportedly negotiating lor
official invitation to PLO "J
Yasir Arafat to visit Fran|
Lt. Col Alfrtd Oom
the fact that a UNIFIL officer
served as a delivery man for the
PLO was a very serious violation
of the confidence Israel has
placed in UNIFIL officers.
Gen. Avigdor Ben-Gal,
commander of the northern
region, ordered the border closed
to UNIFIL personnel until
adequate measures are taken to
prevent a recurrence of such
like to find a good Jewish
family or individual in Tampa
area to live with. Will share ex-
penses Would welcome the
companionship. Replies to:
Donna Davis. Senior Project
Coordinator, Jewish Com-
munity Center. 2808 Horatio,
Tampa 33609.
Phone 872-4451.
Chef Boy-ar-dee*
Cheese Ravioli
in Sauce:
Today, serve Chef Boy-ar-dee' Cheese Ravioli for a
great tasting meal Your family will really love this ver-
sion of kreplach made with cheese and tomato sauc
seasoned the Chef's special way.
Cheese Ravioli in Sauce from Chef Boy-ardee! For a
delicious hot meal with cheese

The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
boat Foum
| me about your social news
Jiverse and achievers are two good words to describe the
children of Bernice and Bob Wolf. Their eldest daughter, 26-
lold SandJ, recently completed her studies in advanced
Ing at the University of Miami. She is now working as a
^ practitioner in the neo-natal / intensive care unit at Jack-
.lemorial Hospital in Miami. Michael, who is 23 years old,
be entering his first year in medical school at UCLA in
amber. In addition, he was selected as a "Regent Scholar"
ke State of California. Twenty-two-year-old Marshall just
uated from Stanford University (in Palo Alto, Calif.) with a
te in economics, and has accepted a position with the ac-
ting firm of Arthur Anderson in San Francisco. Lastly, 18-
Wd Linda recently graduated from Plant High School and
fcnter Vanderbilt University (in Nashville) in the fall. This
bier, after attending Marshall's graduation, Bernice and
traveled around California for a while. Come this fall, they
; alone at home in Tampa, for the first time in 28 years!
/e wanted to tell you about the exciting new job that 23-
ild Jeffrey Tobin, son of Paul and (Jerri Tobin, recently
i. He just moved back to Tampa to assume one of the three
icer director positions at Channel 10 (WLCY) television
m. Jeff attended the University of South Florida for three
, where he majored in broadcasting and worked for WUSF
wo of the three years). He then graduated from Florida
University in Tallahassee and proceeded to work as a
iman, and later as a director at a station there, for 1 Vt
We think that Jeff has quite an outstanding record for
young man Welcome back to Tampa!
congratulations to Bernie and Betty Epstein, proud new
(parents of 8 lb., 3 oz., Robyn Denise Furano. in San Fran-
(The new daddy is president of Winterland Productions in
irnia. The baby's other proud grandparents are Ed Furano
r-yla Furano of California, and great-grandma is Ida
In of Boston. Robyn will be named at Congregation
h Sholom in the beginning of August and then later this
i she will also be named in California.
Jill and Bev Boas and daughters Micki and Jessica are
on the move this summer. After enjoying a week at a
je on St. Petersburg beach, Micki will be flying up to
to (with daddy as her escort) for a two-week stay with her
^parents, Morrie and Jan Boas. Later, Bev and Jessica will
i to join Micki for an additional week. They will be staying
lev's brother, Dr. Daniel Stewart and his wife Sherry and
larc and Brian. While in Chicago, Bev will also be visiting
tier other brother and his wife, Dr. Ronald and Barbara
and with Bev's mom and her husband, Fay and A!
md. Just to be sure she stays really busy, Bev has
to return to U.S.F. this fall to get her master's degree in
i pathology.
pda and Charles Weiss man are going on a terrific nine-day
on to the mountains. The first half of the trip will be spent
field Mountain Resort near Asheville. N.C. This part of
will be extra special because it was in Henderson, N.C.
Isheville), that Aida and Charles met as teenagers at
Blue Star! Then the Weiss mans will go on to Sky Valley
in northern Georgia, to enjoy golfing, tennis, horseback
sailing, fishing, and hiking. It all sounds simply mar-
have a great time.
[e want to warmly welcome a new member to our Jewish
2n staff Jane Finkelstein. Jane will be kept busy as
our advertising department. In addition to being a
woman, Jane is wife to Ed (executive director of the
l Community Center) and mommy to Steven (who attends
^lel School) and Evan (who attends the JCC pre-school).
ae aboard, Jane!
July 28 Congregation Kol Ami had its second annual
|fes Night," sponsored by the Men's Club. This fund-
fas great fun for all who attended and watched the
play the Detroit Express. Sid Besmertnik organized
rific sports evening for Kol Ami.
light Gary Levine, son of Bob and Ina Rae Levine, will
intor at the sabbath service at Congregation Kol Ami, in
his Bar Mitzvah- Afterwards, the Levines will host the
ebbat. Our congratulations, Gary.
ngratulations to Dr. Michael Rothburd who was recently
! to a one-year term as president of the Bio-Feedback
| of Florida.
lorrow night Congregation Beth Israel will present a
program with Miss Zoa Dvorak, to be held at 8:30 p.m.
i's Club is sponsoring this wonderful evening of music,
members specifically in charge of the event: Cyril
Jen Gutkin and Barney Anton. Try not to miss hearing
vorak, who is well known for both her classical and con
My repertoire.
Randy and Sheri Lichtman and six-week-old
Brooke. Though Sheri (who was Sheri Levinson, and
lughter of Bob and Elaine Levinson) grew up in Tampa,
Randy just moved back here seven months ago from
teach, where Randy grew up and attended college. The
M18 will be moving into their new house in the North
ea in a matter of weeks. Randy, who works at Treasure
member of the JCC Men's Softball Team. We know
f Sheri's family (Bob and Elaine, her brothers Mark and
r*d her sister and brother-in-law Irwin and Val WBensky)
1 have the Licthmans back in town!
I next week......
Strategy Behind Alon Moreh Settlement
The establishment of an Israeli
settlement in the Judaea and
Samaria region of Alon Moreh
has captured news headlines
around the world and has
precipitated intense debate both
within and outside of Israel.
Prime Minister Begin, partly
supported by his coalition
government, believes that Israel
has the inherent right to settle in
any part of the country, including
Judaea and Samaria. For Begin,
such a settlement is not only a
pragmatic necessity, but
represents policy wholly con-
sistent with Israel's high
ON THE other hand. President
Carter, supported by the State
Department, continues to label
the latest Israeli settlement as
illegal and as constituting an
obstacle to peace. The Arab
states have used every medium
as well as political pressure (oil)
to convey their displeasure.
Jewish leaders from the U.S.
also expressed their dismay over
the Israeli decision, particularly
at a time when negotiations
between Israel and Egypt
regarding Palestinian autonomy
are underway.
Some Israelis also object in
principle to the establishment of
a new settlement on a parcel of
land that was "illegally" ex-
propriated from Arab
FURTHERMORE, the Israeli
High Court, headed by Chief
Justice Landau, issued a
restraining order forbiding the
government from proceeding
with its plan until the dispute
over the land is settled. The list
of opponents and proponents to
the new settlement is lengthy,
and the debate will undoubtedly
continue for months. There is,
however, another aspect which
has not been taken into con-
sideration and on which the
entire issue of the settlement
might rest. Clearly, from a
practical and political viewpoint,
the timing was wrong, the
location is intimidating, and the
policy by which the land was
expropriated was not very sound.
To Ezer Weizman and Moshe
Dayan, for example, the estab-
lishment of Alon Moreh was not
The rationale for their op-
position included such questions
as why arouse the wrath of the
American administration now?
Why further alienate the in-
ternational community? Why
place unnecessary pressure on
Sadat and further isolate him?
Why make the Israelis appear
expansionistic and intransigent?
These are all cogent and
legitimate questions.
In contrast to these
arguments, however, one might
ask: since when are pragmatism
and rationality the only criteria
by which the Arab world and the
international community live?
ISN'T IT pragmatic for the
PLO to recognize Israel instead
of holding to their high ideal of
destroying Israel, a goal which
they themselves recognize as
unattainable? Isn't it pragmatic
for Syria to accept the principle
of peace negotiations with Israel
as the only means by which the
Arab-Israeli conflict can be
addressed rather than holding to
the objective of having Israel
commit itself in advance to
surrender the territories captured
in a defensive war of 1967?
Prime Minister Begin is well
qualified to differentiate between
a popular and pragmatic move,
between policies that enjoy wide
support and those that arouse
serious doubts and provoke both
friends and foes. Here, however,
in the heart of the decision, lies
the difference between a
pragmatic politician and a
visionary statesman.
Therefore, should Israel wait
until Yasir Arafat or Libya's
Qadaffi has a moment of lucidity
and accepts Israel's existence?
After theatre
there's nothing like a delicious
cup of coffee. Maxwell House'
Coffee always makes it great.
Pleasant company after the theatre is
never the same without a cup of piping
hot Maxwell House Coffee. Its rich,
satisfying taste is brewed to be remem-
bered cup after cup, year after year.
Maxwell Housea tradition in Jewish
lifestyle for over half a century.
A living tradition in Jewish homes for more than half a century.

A Retrospective
Jack Levine's Works in Traveling Exhibit
Currently, a large retrospective
show of Jack Levine s work,
organized by New York s Jewish
Museum, is traveling through
this country. Now thousands of
Americans, who had heard of
Americas foremost "painter of
social protest." and of the
strongest of those Realists who
have been inspired by the
"Jewish motif, will be able to
see some of the original works
rather than just reproductions in
college textbooks.
What a joy it will be for art
lovers in West Palm Beach.
Memphis. Montgomery. Por-
tland i Oregon i and Sl Paul to |
walk in a leisurely fashion among
his masterpieces.
SO MUCH has been written in
praise of Levine who. ad-
mittedly, has had adversaries as
well that it might be difficult
to try to find new words of praise
But there are few who know his
story, for this Bostoruan in-
trovert, quite unlike Dali.
Picasso, or Chagall, has rarely
and almost reluctantly given
interviews or publicly interpreted
his pictures.
Levine. who recently turned
64. wants his paintings and
prints to speak to the art lovers
directly, to feel the impact of his
works, his politics, philosophy.
love. But on the*many occasions
that I have asked him questions,
he has answered them patiently
and. at times, through a single
remark, opened an entirely new
world to me.
The son of immigrants from
Czarist Russian. Levine was
hicky enough to have been born
in Boston, one of America's
oldest artistic centers. He spent
his first eight years in the South
End. a slum section inhabited by-
Jewish. Italian and Irish
THE NEXT stop was the
somewhat more affluent Rox-
bury, which had a Jewish Center.
There, by an accident of fate, an
exceptionally bright and
progressive young man was in
charge of the drawing class.
Harold Zimmerman was only
nine years older than Jack: he
was trying to eke out a living as a
teacher while studying at the art
school of the Boston Museum.
Another name must be
mentioned, too the "Brahmin"
Dr. Denman Waldo Ross, who. in
his youth had been a personal
friend of several of the
Impressionist painters in France,
and had founded Harvard's Art
Department, Old Dr. Ross took
three young Jews under his wing.
He enabled Zimmerman to set
up his own teaching studio, and
he took a paternal interest in the
two adolescents, Levine and his
friend. Hyman Bloom I who was
also to become a leading artist).
Levine still feels indebted to
Zimmerman who died
prematurely in 1940. Zimmerman
was a perfectionist who drilled
the young man in draftsmanship
rigorously, "as a violinist would
be drilled by Leopold Auer."
AS FOR Dr. Ross, he not only
gave Levine private instruction
but also supplied him, for a
period of three years, with a
weekly allowance of $12, a nice
sum in those pre-Depression
days- Ross' greatest contribution
to Jack s education was.
probablv in urging hkn to study
the Old Masters in the rich
collections in Boston and nearby
Cambridge. As Levine once
He put me in touch with the
European tradition and the great
painting of the past at an early
age. when I knew nothing about
it. He gave me roots a long way
back I owe to Ross what I'm
interested in. continuity
There was nobody to give roots
to Levine's contemporary.
Jackson Pollock from Wyoming,
and Ross would never have
considered Pollock's techniques
of dripping and splashing paint
on canvas as part of the practice
of art
BUT HAD he lived to see the
grim, satirical oils produced by
Levine after the mid-thirties.
Ross, with his puritan-patrician
background, would, in all
likelihood, not have cared for his
ex-student's new style and
subject matter either Yet he
loved young Levine s "Classical"
drawings- He exhibited them at
Harvard s Fogg Art Museum.
Levine was not yet 20 in 1934
when the late Edith Halpert. the
discoverer of many an artist.
gave him his first one-man show
at her Dowtown Gallery in
Manhattan. He was among the
youngest of the thousands of
artists who. in the era of the
Great Depression, were saved by
the Federal Arts Project,
sponsored by the Work Projects
Administration iWPAi. created
under President Roosevelt to
salvage many creative people.
Levine was one of the most
productive and versatile of these
young men and women. In 1936.
his Feast of Pure Reason was
included in the Museum of
Modern Art Exhibition. New
Horizons in American Art'' 'It
created a controversy among the
wealthy trustees, for in his
picture Levine had portrayed
John Pierpont Morgan in an
unpleasant underworld setting
with unsavory political and police
chacters. as if to say. See. they
are all pals in skullduggery, but
the majority on the Board was
liberal and permissiive, and the
picture remained on the wall. I
String Quartette, in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
became the most widely known of
the more than 50,000 easel
paintings produced in the WPA
era: through Life magazine and
through New York subway
posters it reached a vast public
JUST BEFORE the outbreak
of World War II. Levine was
represented in Paris at the Three
Centuries of American Art at the
Jeu de Paume (which is ad-
ministered by the Louvre).
While there were individuals
who deplored the money
"wasted" on the WPA Art
Project which provided artists
with such necessities as a roof
over their head, food, clothes, and
materials for work, it was enough
just to point at Levine to
demonstrate that the funds were
quite necessary.
The WPA Project petered out
in the year 1943. By that time,
private citizen Levine had
become Technical Sergeant
Levine in the Engineer Corps,
stationed on Ascension Island,
an isolated army base in the
South Atlantic.
In those 20 dreary months of
service he had little time to
devote to his art. Yet he
iged. nonethele^-. '." paint a
for the Catholic
chapel "The boys needed
something to look at on that pile
AFTER THE WAR. he settled
:r. Sen York, where he married
the painter. Ruth Gikow. who
bore him a daughter. Some years
ago. the Levines bought a
charming small house with red
walls on Morton Street, in
Greenwich Village. The upper
floor contains Miss Gikow s
studio, while her husband has his
own atelier in another old house,
onlv a few hundred vards away
Except for traveling repeatedly
in Europe where they seem to
know thoroughly nearly even.
important museum the
Levines have, on the whole, lived
quiet lives what the ordinary
man might call "uneventful'
lives, not realizing that the
creation of every work of art is an
I do not know how many
pictures Levine has painted, but
there must be hundreds of them,
the monograph about him. with
text by Frank Getlein. issued by
Harry N. Abrams. in the mid
sixties. contained 169
illustrations; most of the pictures
shown were oils, the inspiration
of El Greco. Rubens. Rembrandt,
Daumier can be felt, as well as an
affinity to Rouault. Kokoschka.
and Soutine.
MANY OF these pictures have
been appreciated mainly on
account of their satirical subject
matter. But many art-conscious
people also love his portraits, his
works inspired by literature and
religion. Several of his small
paintings deal with heroes of the
Old Testament and with
historical Jewish figures.
On these little canvases, the
artist lavishly bestowed his
painter's riches, as delightful as
those of medieval miniatures.
The New York Graphic Society
once issued six of them in an
album of excellent color
reproductions. In his prefatory
not*. Prof. Sachs, the great old
man of Harvard's Art Depart-
ment, pointed out to those who
needed some enlightenment, that
Levine was more than a bitter
social satirist, and that the
pictures in which he castigates
his contemporaries with irony,
with cynicism compounded with
a touch of wry humor, and

Shammai, 1976.
usually with vitriolic gusto, tell
only part of the story:
"To evaluate this complex,
spectacularly talented artist
properly, we need not only to
know his satirical side, as
triumphantly revealed in his
masterpiece. Gangster's Funeral.
but also the group of paintings
and drawings in which we are
touched by a deep, gentle, tender
side of the artist's nature as
presented in the excellent
reproductions in this portfolio,
made from the series of
beautifully painted Old
Testament figures, small in scale.
In them Jack Levine seems
actually identified with his
subjects. Knowing these figures
we are satisfied that, unlike most
of his contemporaries, he is heir
to that ancient compound of
religion and poetry, mythology
and fable, which in the
epochs of the past suppu
tists with subject matwr
At 64, Levine can to* I
upon several decades of i*
and. on the whole, mat I
cessful endeavor, but jud
my talks with him. heis^
man to believe that be
reached his peak and an i
relax." Indeed, compw^
Oskar Kokoschka. who afl
Marc Chagall, who is 92.'
is still a youngster.
HE HAS grown as I
and is constantly grow*"
one time, his PProa^"
art may have appeared son
heavy-handed, the matures
commands a brush thDl
I buoyant and spontaneous.
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t, Augut3,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
Irishman Touts Publisher Axel Springer
rationed from Pan 4
children and brothers of
who were murdered by
ns 25 years ago."
i Springer gift to the Jewish
aunity Center on the
Btrasse here takes on
meaning. And Springer's
pronouncement, one
is backed by his own
Israel which have
n his being named an
Fellow of the Weir
Institute of Science at
troth (November, 1969);
r, honoris causa, of Bar-
University, Ramat-Gan
1974); and the same
Hebrew University of
aiem (Julys 1976).
THIS rather astonishing
rial and editorial com-
fcnt to Israel does not stop
from reporting the latest
er opinion: "Menachem
is building of settlements
West Bank in the present
bl context is madness." It
Lys Lynch, "against the
fof Camp David.'
:>lite attempt to point out
[is view of the Camp David
and Begin's position on
nents when the accord was
ered out is utterly wrong
in fact, widely misun-
leads nowhere. "Axel
er said so in an editorial in
felt," opines Lynch, which
final, unalterable word on
atter. In any struggle over
Ity between Menachem
] and Axel Springer in print,
m-r is clearly preordained.
Welt is on its face one of
Springer empire's truly
|ct able publications,
gh a typical weekend front
is as likely to feature a
Jof Steve McQueen in his
[TV enterprise just to spice
I up as it is to have a report
I Vietnamese boat-people.
fs infinitely more apparent
jch frankly National
Jrertype of Springer
publications as, say,
which crowns itself as
Jn's biggest (non-
Hbed) newspaper." Then
1 is the less lurid Berlin
ppost, which is a sub-
Springer daily claiming a
lion of five million.
of B.Z.'s iBild Zeitung)
pages, for example, in bold
and red lettering, leads
Woman Invites One-
ed of Her Friends to a
[J'artv: 'Everybody Watch
I Die!' *' The gruesome
details, dateuned New for* trom
SAD (the Springer Foreign News
Service), are to be found on the
center-spread and report "as a
macabre work of art the New
York sculptress Jo Roman's
suicide" before the very eyes of
her guests.
Or, on the same front page, the
"reader" sees a huge photo of TV
star Barry Newman with the
beautiful Nancy Hudson. The
caption declares: "Who is the
woman with PetroceUi?" Not
only doesn't the caption explain
anything; it asks questions into
the bargain.
THIS TYPE of reporting,
meant to compete with the stock-
in-trade newspapers like Abend,
where you learn on the front
page, also in lurid red and black,
that Carlo Ponti loves a starlet
and that Sophia Loren has fallen
for her hairdresser (no retaliation
intended), is another facet of the
Springer world, far removed from
the serious Die Welt
There is also Springer's
publishing house in Hamburg,
where is produced the Ham-
burger A bendblatt, as well as a
subsidiary of this newspaper
appearing under the title of
Norderstedter Zeitung.
Then, there are monthly
magazines for politics, business
and culture appearing under the
Dialog imprimatur. Since 1975,
Springer has also been producing
periodicals geared to the
automobile market, and in 1976,
he began the monthly Tennis
No aspect of the publishing
trade seems to escape Springer.
There are Meine Gedichte (true
story confessions), comics and
serialized novel productions, not
to mention that Springer is now
also a 50 percent partner in a
Canadian-British publishing
group called Harlequin.
That his most widely-read
newspapers are pictorial and
segmented by margins and
borders in color is perhaps a
reflection of Springers newer
electronic enterprises. He is the
publisher of Funk Uhr, by his
own account Germany's third
largest program weekly,
heads up Ullstein
Produktions und
WHERE IS Patrick Lynch in
all of this? He beats the drum to
the tune that the Springer tribe
increases. But the drum is not the
sweet tenor voice of a self-exiled
Irishman with British passport.
The journalist in him will tell
you, like any German does, that
American-German relations have
deteriorated with the advent of
the Carter administration. (I
assure him so has everything
Or that Germany is the
most enthusiastic of European
nations in the European
Or that settlements or no
Israel are
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Or that Springer
publications fight political ex-
tremism, right ana left, and
regard with horror the
BrUderhuss between Carter and
Leonid Brezhnev "SALT II
means nothing to Europe. It ia
merely an agreement between the
two superpowers."
BUT THE sweet tenor voice
emerges in the end. "I am
content here in Berlin, of course.
But my heart is in the south. In
Rome." That's where so much of
Lynch's voice-training occurred.
"In my declining years," says
the white-haired Lynch
dramatically, "the hectic pace
here no longer suits me quite as
much as once it did. The sweet
scent of lilac has given way to the
smog of business success.
For a while before his end, says
Lynch, he would like to "sing"
again, and not necessarily of the
secret of PetroceUi's latest flame
or of the suicide of Jo Roman
before 100 pairs of decadent,
hungry eyes.
But in between these mild self-
indulgences in the netherworld of
his private fantasies, Lynch has
performed his job superbly. He
has managed to fill me with the
majesty of the Springer empire,
which is what an astute in-
formation officer does, without
quite letting you know that he is
doing it. That is the nature of the
leprechaun; he is magical.
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Three years ago, Tom Nathan,
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Page 10
The Jewish Floridian ofTarnpa__
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Mark DymshiU (left), a former Soviet Prisoner of Conscience who now lives *"/*'*}
with his family, is shown in Milwaukee at a recent speaking engagement. Me naa
been free for only a few weeks after note years in a Soviet hbor camp where he was
sentenced after he and 11 others were arrested in 1979 for trying to fUe the Soviet
Union in a government airane plane. On a Jos. SekMu Brewing Company tour, he is
welcomed by Daniel F McKeithan, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer
Accompanying Dymshiti were Israeli interpreter Eti Valck (center left) and Bill
Lip per of the United Jewish Appeal_________^^^^______
Criminals Find
"More than 200 Nazi war criminals have found
haven in the United States over the past three
decades. An estimated 149 of them have been
knowingly employed by government agendas,
notably Intelligence, headed by the FBI. CIA.
State Department and the Army. Navy and Air
These are the figures of Charles Allen. Jr..
journalist and author, in a prepared statement for
the 84th national Jewish War Veterans con-
vention this week in San Diego. Calif
Allen took the newly-formed Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special Investigations to task for
its lack of vyrilence in the prosecution of Nazi
war criminals The OSI's new director. Walter
Rockier, approached insolence when he told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency. There have been
people who have suspected there are probably a
fair number of war criminals Nanshanging
around the U. S. It's probably worth looking
Rep. Robert F. Dnnan iD Mass.) is beating
the hustings for Prisoner of 01 Anatoly
Dnnan is writing letters in behalf of the
International Committee for the Release of
Anatoty Sharansky warning that "If there is not
an immediate decision by the Soviet Union to
release Sharansky, then our rationale for working
quietly is clearly past. We will have to intensify
our efforts and build an ever-rising public outcry
against this injustice."
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
emphasized the need for objective i on
resistance movements- Speaking at the
inauguration of the Menachem Begin Institute
for Research into the Resistance Movements at
Bar-Han University, be said that the people who
took part need to be remembered. They are
getting fewer, and details are being lost, be
There should, however, be no deciding over of
the difference between freedom movements and
terrorists. The one sought to save a nation and a
country*, the other to destroy a nation.
In this context Begin revealed that proof had
come to light through Lord Barnett Janner
substantiating the claim that the Inrun Zvai
Leumi had gjven half an hour's warning before
the King David Hotel explosion, but the warning
had gone unheeded, in the days preceding the
independence of the State of I
The New York City Police Department has
presented the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B nth with a Certificate of Appreciation for its
role in the department's recruiting efforts which
attracted more than 1.100 Jewish applicants.
Avron I. Brog. chairman of ADL's New York
regional board, said the League, which through
the regional office worked closely with the Police
Department, "believes it is extremely important
His PLO Penchant
Carter's Meddling
Problem for Israel
that New York City, with the largest Jewish
population of any city in the world, must draw
qualified Jews to the law enforcement
He noted that there are currently only 750
Jewish men and women in the 25.00X>member
Police Department, compaired to an all-time high
of 2.600 Jews in the department after World War
Yosef Yerushalmi. professor of Hebrew and
Jewish history at Harvard University, has
become the first Jacob E. Safra professor of
Jewish history and Sephardic civilization, ac-
cording to President Derek Bok
Yerushalmi chairman of the Near Eastern
Languages and Civilizations Department, is an
internationally recognized expert on the history
of Sephardic Jewry. Bok said.
The Safra professorship was established by
Edmond Safra. an international banker, in honor
of his ktte father. Bok said the Safra family
became bankers more than a century ago in the
Ottoman empire.
Yerushalmi said the study of Sephardic history
and culture possesses "not merely an internal
coherence but potentially wide intradisciplinary
implica lions.'
The fourth Maimonides Award of Wisconsin
will go to Dr. Mortimer Ostow. chairman of the
department and visiting professor of Pastoral
Psychiatry at the J ewish Theological Seminary of
America in New York City.
Dr Ostow will accept his award at a public
ceremony in Milwaukee on Sept. 16. Mount Sinai
Medical Center and the Wisconsin society for
Jewish Learning are co-presenters of the award.
The Maimonides Award of Wisconsin is
presented to a Jewish physician who also has
made significant intellectual contributions in
other Fields, such as the humanities, philosophv
or religion
The American Jewish Committee is urging the
Senate Banking Committee to approve action
which would prohibit banks from using public
funds to support private social clubs which
discriminate in their membership.
Charging that dubs throughout the country
discriminate against Jews. Blacks and women.
Richard Davimos. chairman of the organization's
Committee on Social Discrimination, points out
that it was common practice for banks and other
corporate enterprises to pay membership dues in
social dubs for their executives. Support of such
discriminatory policies, he declares, helps to
perpetuate discrimination in the hiring and
promotion of minorities in the executive suites of
business enterprises.
Manchester (N.H) Union Leader
Friends and enemies of Prime
permit the esUbbsbment of a
settlement near Nablus (Elon
Moreh) just at this time?
Since the Begta/Sadat
negotmtions began. Carter has
mterferred. more and more
uking over the Arab position
until now it seems that Jerusalem
is not negotiating wb Cairo but
with Washington. It is an in-
tolerable situation. In a way.
Carter is responsible for fcion
Moreh. Elon Moreh was
authorized (at this time) as a
signal to Washington that there
is a limit to bow far Israel can be
Carter's persistent flirtation with
the PLO and the dangerous
implications inherent in this-
Thev are concerned over U.S.
State Department noddling in
Judea and Samaria. But. par-
ticularly irksome is the fact that
the Carter administrstion has
been untruthful. repeatedly
saying (in an aggrieved manner)
that Begin promised not to build
new settlements.
Begin never promised to stop
Israel's settlements legal,
justified and essential to national
security. No Arabs are displaced
the numbers of settlers
constitute no threat to area
Eton Moreh is not choice real
estate. No one lives on this
hilltop rockpile. Eton Moreh
would have been settled sooner or
later, but Begin picked now
because he had to make it crystal
dear that while he is willing
(against the misgivings of most
Israelis) to surrender the security
expanse of Sinai in exchange for
peace.'' he cannot give up
Israeli rights to live in Judea.
Samaria and Gaza. He will not
allow a potentially dangerous
new State to be established there.
TO MAKE this point (an
important one if the ''peace
process" is to continue). Begin
gave a "Go Ahead" bound to
provoke screams from the State
Department. (It is interesting
that Washington didn't wait for
Sadat to complain; Carter ia keen
on kowtowing to OPEC, the PLO
and the "Rejecttonist States." A
small group settling on
uninhabited land gets con-
siderable press play, but have
you heard that Israel built and
staffed a new hospital
Jews constitute only 1
of one percent of the pot
of Judea and Samaria. EvI
this number were to trj-"]
quadruple in coming years _
numbers could in m"
threaten Arab dominance
autonomous Arab ran*
Judea and Samaria (with /
population of over one
cannot tolerate a Jewish i
of 10 to 20 or ito be ._
timistic) say someday 10
then the so-called peace-p,
ia a waste of time wont, J
naive, but they are
and patriotic. Elon March!
the main route in the
autonomous zone to ]a
vulnerable nine-mile-mide
at the coast. An attack
Israel in halt would coot i
down the Nablus road.
Moreh, perched on
hilltop, could deter
potentially deadly
and Israel Chief of Staff!
made this point June 19.
not widely reported in the I
Bar Mitzvj

Answering attacks. Begin said,
"Since forming the government,
we have not misled anybody. At
every opportunity, and par-
ticularly during the 12 days of
the Camp David discussion, wa
declared and reiterated that
Jerusalem is the eternal, in-
divisible capital of Israel (and) we
have the full right to settle in all
parts of ErtU Israel. Such a
settlement is also a vital security
needed to prevent the murder of
our children"
Douglas Hoffman
Douglas Frynn Hoffman.!
of Dr. and Mrs. Hubert A. H
man wfll be called to theM
as a Bar Mitzvah. Snare
Aug. 4. The service will btfM
9:30 a.m. at Congregation F
Douglas is a student in i
Beth Israel Hebrew SchoolJ
active in Young Js ]
fall he wiD be an eighth gram
Adams Junior High Sctr
Douglas is a high honor
student and is a member oN
All-Star Little League '
Dr. and Mrs Hoffman
host the Kiddush and a I
in honor of the occasionI
guests will include Mr. *'
Manuel Leas, Dr Martin
Mr. and Mrs- Itsy Bel
Mr. and Mrs- Harvey
Mrs. Stuart Keiman. and '
Mrs Sidney Steinberg-
The JCC pre-school has no openings, howeve'^^ J
applications are being accepted. Prospective student* j
couraged to get on a waiting list, as one additional class"
formed from the class with the nnet set <)r>**A- I
Call Barbara Richman at the Jewiah Community C**j
Sept 5 First Day
venae* Parental
Id be anumber onejByernment]

Augusts, 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
irter Connection in Arab Battle Plan Against U.S.
Is a key tactical part of their seven-pronged
^rodollar penetration of American industry and
vernment, the Arab countries have been
iring to establish a friendly "Carter Con-
fction" at the White House.
?ourt documents, published financial reports
on-the-record admissions by the individuals
Solved indicate that the same Arab bloc which
pledged to use its petrodollars to annihilate
ael, has been using petrodollars to weave a
Ick web of influential connections encircling the
|al Office of President Jimmy Carter.
)R AT LEAST three years, those Arab
jncial operatives have carefully courtedand
i the support of a number of close relatives,
^nds, former business associates and political
a-patriots of President Carter.
Consider thefollowingitems:
President Carter's brother, Billy Carter, has
^ome increasingly involved with the Libyan
vernment of Col. Muammar al-Qadaffi -the
tie Qadaffi who is involved in an operation in
kho where he is deploying oil money and "trade
egations" in an attempt to oust Sen. Frank
urch, the "unfriendly' head of the Senate
keign Relations Committee.
rfast year, Billy Carter hosted a similiar "trade
egation" of Libyan officials in Georgia. Carter,
denies the obligation to comply with State
irtment regulations and register as a foreign
ent for such activities, also allow the Libyan
vernment to pay for his recent trip to that
intry. There, he and other Georgia
sinessmen reportedly negotiated a detailed
In to establish a new American corporation as a
at venture owned by Carter and Qadaffi's
kresentatives. The venture would be involved in
{variety of business enterprises in and around
David Gambrell, partner in the Atlanta law
of Gambrell and Mobly and treasurer of
sident Carter's 1970 Georgia gubernatorial
ipaign, reportedly was "consulting" with Billy
trier on the legal aspects of that Libyan ven-
Patrick Caddell, friend of Jimmy Carter and
Presidential pollster, has been hired as a poll-
taker by Saudi Arabia. Caddell's Presidential
polling company, formed during Carter's cam-
paign for the White House, was financed by loans
from Barnett Banks of Florida a $3 billion bank-
holding company and investment firm headed by
Frederick H. Schultz. Schultz has just been
appointed by Carter to a seat on the Federal
Reserve Board which regulates banking practices.
Bert Lance, close friend and longtime
business associate of Jimmy Carter, left his
position as U.S. Budget Director in a swirl of
controversy and investigations involving
financial improprieties and other questionable
practices at his Georgia bank. Une of the con-
troversies involved a deal in which Lance sold a
large block of stock in the troubled institution to
Saudi Arabian Ghaith R. Pharaon. That purchase
was channeled through the Houston law firm of
Vinson & Elkins. That is the law firm in which
Presidential candidate John Connelly is a part-
ner; it often represents. Arab interests seeking to
make large investments in America.
Lance also surfaced in another highly con-
troversial move in which he acted as a "front" to
hide the identities of four Arab officials seeking
to secretly buy up controlling interest in a
Washington D.C. bank holding company.
In another recent incident, it was revealed
that Lance is still interceding for Arab interests
at the White House. Early in April, it was
disclosed that the office of President Carter's
assistant Hamilton Jordan had arranged a
meeting, at Lance's request, for R. Eugene Holly
with the State Department's officer for the Arab
emirate of Qatar. Holly, who was being
prosecuted for his part in obtaining a Qatar oil
concession with a $1.5 million bribe, was seeking
to work out the difficulties that prosecution had
caused his Qatar operations.
A CONSORTIUM of Arab countries has been
making a concerted move during the last two
years to invest heavily in Atlanta, where Jimmy
Carter served as governor, and where he put
together the political and financial infrastructures
for his presidential campaign. Carter's roots, like
those of most of his top aides and advisors, reach
directly back into that business and political
milieu of Atlantathe hub of industry and
hanking for much of the southeastern United
States. The same Atlanta which Middle East
magazine has hailed as the "New Target for Arab
Arabs now own a number of major properties in
Atlanta, including the $100 million Hilton Hotel
complex, a 1,700 acre housing development site
just outside the city and a variety of banking
interests. A number of local Atlanta companies
and government agencies are actively seeking
additional Arab investments.
In a recent interview with Middle East Richard
T. Lewis of the Miller, Lewis and Company in-
vestment and real estate firm assured interested
Arabs that they need not worry about public
disclosure of their activities in Atlanta because
their money and identities would be handled "on
a strictly confidential basis."
ANOTHER ATLANTA firm, Corporate
Finance Associates, recently announced that
unnamed "members of a royal family in one of the
Arab counties" had retained the firm to direct its
investment of half a billion dollars in America.
And in a recent issue of Middle East which
focused on Atlanta's investment possibilities and
benefits, Arabs were informed that "Atlanta is
making a big investment play for global money
managers and private investors ... so billions in
foreign cash are now being readied for quick entry
into the United States."
The publication also assured investors that
Georgia's economy promised good returns in the
near future. Because those investors could
"assume that President Carter, himself a
Georgian, will pump up the economy by 1980 to
boost his re-election."
ten Will We Reach Out a Hand to Jewish Gays?
tdon Chronicle Syndicate
[is unlikely that homo-
Jity in the United States is
prevalent now than it was a
ago. But, since homo-
Is came "out of the closet"
current atmosphere of
I openness, it has become a
kversial issue as never
\i Kinsey's 1948 study of
lal Behavior in the Human
revealed that between four
|x percent of the total male
at ion exclusively practices
texuality. There is no
ice to suggest that this
tic has declined in the suc-
kg three decades. Applying
(estimate to the Jewish
ai ion of the United States,
-limum of 100,000 Jewish
are today, or will become,
keeping with its reputation
State most hospitable to
rial attitudes, California
ced the first gay syna-
Congregation Beth
Chadashim (House of
*ife) was founded in 1972 by
homosexuals who felt the
[for a synagogue of their
TH THE help of the Los
Metropolitan Church (a
Protestant institution) on
premises services were
the new synagogue took
ad grew. Two years later, it
for membership in the
i of American Hebrew Con-
dons (UAHC), the national
zation of Reform syna-
s, and was accepted.
cause of this first gay
ogue was championed by
ben director of the South
Region of the UAHC,
E. L. Herman, who ex-
its purpose in these
I: "The rejection and failure
pderstand them have not
to embitter this group
Is the synagogue or
m. Their desire for a
Ogue of their own would
i this. Their inability or un-
ness to join existing syna-
stems from several facts,
they understand them;
fy. and for many eco-
Uy, they would be com-
tbey pxpoawi
themselves as homosexuals.
"Yet, not to expose themselves
would be to perpetuate the lie
which accompanies their living
in a 'straight' world. Synagogue
is the place where they want to
feel the warmth of life, of love, of
sharing with their fellow Jews.
But they cannot bring their own
lifestyle into that setting, for
they know that the moment they
grasp the hand of their partner or
express Sabbath joy with a post-
benediction kiss, they will be
ostracized or, at the very least,
will become the target of vulgar
THE MOVEMENT grew, and
today there are said to be 12 gay
synagogues in various parts of
the world, including Israel. The
most successful is Congregation
Bet Simchat Torah in New York.
Its membership is "a bit over
200," to quote from its Novem-
ber, 1978 synagogue bulletin. The
same issue of the "Gay Syna-
gogue News" covers a wide range
of conventinal activities Board
meeting, Social Committee,
Ritual Committee, Chanukah
party, JNF Tree project and so
It also reports an attendance
for the Kol Nidre Service of
nearly 400 and adds, "As in most
congregations, our numbers were
swelled by hundreds of 'Rosh
Hoshana and Yom Kippur Jews.'
As always, they were welcomed
with open arms, and without
Some 200 participated in the
first international conference of
gay Jews which was held in New
York in April. 1977, and a second
is scheduled to take place in
Israel later this year.
Not all the Jewish gays have
"come out," but those who have
- and the numbers appear to be
growing are asking the Jewish
community for assistance and
recognition. A positive response
has, in some measure, come from
the Reform movement, but the
other religious sections of the
community have been less forth-
AT THIS moment, the major
issue on which the gays are
asking for help is their campaign
to outlaw discrimination against
them in housing and employ
promoted (for the sixth time) in
the New York City Council, and
received the support of Jewish
Mayor Edward Koch. But in
November, 1978, it was rejected
by the appropriate committee,
and among those urging its
rejection were Catholic and
Jewish clergymen.
About 40 cities and towns in
the United States do have or-
dinances forbidding dis-
crimination against homo-
sexuals. But such is the emotive
nature of the issue that, when-
ever it has come before the public
on a vote, such ordinances have
invariably been repealed.
Tolerance of homosexuals and
homosexuality does not yet
extend to the majority of the
voting population.
The Central Conference of
American Rabbis (Reform)
regards this issue solely as one of
civil rights and, in a formal state-
ment made in June, 1977, called
for legislation which "decriminal-
izes homosexual acts between
consenting adults and prohibits
discrimination against them as
The following month, the
UAHC adopted a similar
resolution affirming equal rights
for homosexuals "as an issue of
civil rights and equal justice."
THERE IS little disposition in
the Jewish community to deny
the right of gays to be free from
discrimination. But many Ortho-
dox and Conservative leaders, lay
and rabbinic, claim that there is,
in fact, no discrimination against
those who do not flaunt their
sexual proclivities. A New York
Jewish leader told me that when
a house-hunter tells a potential
landlord, "I'm a homosexual and
want to rent this apartment," the
landlord is as likely to reject him
as he would an applicant who
declares himself to be an
This segment of opinion
believes that what is being
conducted is not really a cam-
paign against discrimination, but
a movement to secure legitimiza-
tion and acceptance of homo-
sexuality as an alternative life-
Rabbi Norman Lamm, the Or-
thodox scholar who heads
that, for practical reasons alone,
all legislation and punishment in
this area of conduct between con-
senting adults should be done
away with. But, since homo-
sexuality is regarded by nor-
mative Judaism as an "abom-
ination," the least that the
Jewish community should do is
to maintain "a strong dis-
approval of the proscribed act."
believe it is widely accepted both
in Orthodox and Conservative
Judaism in America is that the
"repeal of anti-homosexual laws
implies the removal of the stigma
from homosexuality, and this
diminution of social censure
weakens society in its training of
the young towards acceptable
patterns of conduct Law
itself has an educational function
and the repeal of laws, no matter
how justifiable such repeal may
be from one point of view, does
have the effect of signalling the
acceptability of greater per-
Move to Increase Funds
For Nazi Prosecution Here
WASHINGTON (JTA) An amendment pro-
posed by Reps. Elizabeth Holtzman (D., N.Y.) and
William Lehman (D., Fla.) increasing funding for the
investigation and prosecution of suspected Nazi war
criminals living in the United Sates overwhelmingly
passed the House July 12 .
The amendment raises the amount appropriated for
Nazi investigations in fiscal year 1980 from $1.5 to $2.3
IN OFFERING the amendment, Holtzman told the
House: "My amendment is necessary to assure that the
Nazi investigations unit has adequate funding to com-
plete its cases expeditiously. Given the number of cases
which need investigation, the delays already encountered,
and the ages of the suspects and witnesses involved, it is
imperative that the office be fully staffed and operational
In his statement, Lehman said: "Since the end ot
World War II, more than 200 individuals accused of direct
complicity in genocide and other Nazi crimes have lived
with impunity in America.
THE FAILURE to prosecute them or to take steps
to withdraw American citizenship where they have ob-
tained it by fraud and denial of their past record is un-
worthy of the high human rights ideals of our country.
For crimes of the magnitude of the Holocaust, the exercise
of justice must prevail. And we are morally bound to
support that effort until the job is done."
The Holtzman-Lehman amendment also added $2.3
million to the appropriation for the Criminal Division in
the Department of Justice to which the Nazi unit has
recently been transferred from the Immigration and
, Naturalization Service.

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