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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
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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Tampa, Florida Friday, August 24,1979
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Price 35 Cents
debate Postponed?
orking Paper Omits Reference To
A State For
Palestinians

fefense Minister Ezer Weizmon (left) says farewell to Egyptian Defense Minister Gen.
iassan at a press conference in Ben Gurion Airport. Hassan was in Israel for a three-
I and round of talks.
incor Creates Rift
'Jcs Blame Jews for Young's Resignation
YORK (JTA) -
Black leaders,
by what they feel
i undue haste with
the Carter Adminis-
accepted the resig-
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sador to the United
are pointing to
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for his resignation
essential element in
felopment.
time, some Black
king to defuse the
helween Black and
leaders by calling for
between the two
communities. Young, himself,
has said repeatedly since he
submitted his resignation last
Wednesday that his decision
should not be blamed on the furor
caused in the Jewish community
by his meeting with a Palestine
Liberation Organization official
last month. And Jewish leaders
are stressing that they did not
ask for his dismissal and that his
resignation should not be an
issue between Blacks and Jews.
IN A SERIES of rapid fire
developments. Dr. Joseph
Lowery, president of the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC), an umbrella
organization comprising leaders
of major Black organizations in
the U.S.. met Monday with
Zehadi Labib Terzi, the PLO
observer at the United Nations,
and issued a public statement
calling on the U.S. and the UN to
press for an independent
Palestinian state. He also urged
Palestinian "consideration*' of
Continued on Page 6
By YITZHAK RABI
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) The Jewish
Telegraphic Agency has obtained the latest working
paper on the draft resolution on Palestinian rights which
would serve as the basis for the debate opening here
Thursday (Aug. 23).
ACCORDING TO the new working paper, which is
being circulated between members of the Security
Council, the PLO and its supporters do not ask
specifically for the creation of a Palestinian state, as they
did in the original working paper of two weeks ago. The
new operative section of the Kuwaiti-inspired draft
resolution, reads:
"The Security Council affirms: A. That the Pales-
tinian people should be able to exercise its inalienable
rights of self-determination, national independence and
sovereignty in Palestine in accordance with the United
Nations charter and relevant resolution of the Security
Council and the General Assembly;
"B. THE RIGHT of Palestinian refugees wishing to
return to their homes and live at peace with their neigh-
bors to do so and the right of those choosing not to return
to receive compensation for their property."
The new working paper also omitted from the
preamble a reference to the PLO as "representatives of
the Palestinian people." Meanwhile, sources said that the
Aug. 23 Security Council meeting on Palestinian rights
might be postponed.
Book Bares Al
Enraged Rabin Launches All-Out
War Against Labor Opposition's Peres
[wish Federation Develops
>ung Leadership Program
po-level approach to the
Jewish Federation Young
phip program has been
?ted, according to Dr.
i Rosenthal, chairman.
Young Leadership
will consist of two
each striving to explore
derstand issues such as:
^ns by which Jewish com-
ilf<-isions are made within
luntary sector, Jewish
Jewish observance,
land the Middle East,
*>P skills, the inter-
Jewish community,
Ihistory and heritage, and
pics of current interest.
subject matter covered
two groups may be
the approach will be of a
nature. Young Leader-
wp I will be comprised of
My members who ere
Ming in a young leader-
ship group for the first time. The
second level group will be made
up of individuals who have
previously participated in the
program.
Heading Young Leadership
Level I will be Dr. Barry
Kaufmann. Serving on the
steering committee are: Lili
Kaufmann, Larry and Harriet
Cyment, Ralph and Adrian
Golub, Joseph Kerstein,
Yaffin, and Bob and
Goldstein.
Serving with Rosenthal head-
ing Level II, Young Leadership
are: Jane Rosenthal, Maril and
Kay Jacobs, Carl and Paula
Zielonka. Les and Hope Barnett,
Richard and Bonnie Hoffman,
Mark and Ricki Lewis, and Ralph
and Yevette Eichberg.
For additional information, cell
the Tampa Jewish Federation.
Gina
Joan
By GIL SEDAN
And YITZHAK SH ARGIL
JERUSALEM (JTA)
Former Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin launched an
all out political war against
his long-time rival, Labor
Party Chairman Shimon
Peres. In a new book,
whose first two chapters
were to be published last
week by Maariv, Rabin
accuses Peres as "con-
stantly undermining" his
rule, at all costs. Details of
the new book were pub-
licized by Israel Television.
Rabin wrote that Peres was
determined to become Prime
Minister, and for that goal,
everything was permissible,
including leaking to the press of
state secrets. According to
Rabin, this reached a climax
when the local press publicized
the story of a secret visit by
Soviet emissaries.
RABIN WROTE that he
regarded the leak with grave con-
cern, and ordered an inves-
tigation among civil servants.
When no one was found respon-
sible for the publication, Rabin
summoned both Peres and
Deputy Prime Minister Yigal
Allon, who suggested that they
all undergo a lie detector test to
see if any of them was Responsible
for the leak.
"Peres became as white as the
wall," wrote Rabin. "He said he
did not find it suitable for a
minister to undergo such a test,
and said he would refuse to do so
in principle. Allon and I ex-
changed glances, and I knew
there was no need to have a test,"
Rabin wrote.
Rabin, in the book, entitled
Service Record, disqualified
Peres from serving as Israel's
Prime Minister on the grounds
that he was never a soldier. Rabin
recalled that he did not consider
Peres the suitable candidate for
Defense Minister in his Cabinet,
but was forced to appoint him by
the implied threat of the ex-
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seudo Messiahs
.or' not*: This the third and final installment on the
fessiah in Judaism.
By RABBI THEODORE BROD
There have been many men who have claimed to be the
liverers of Israel, divinely appointed to establish the promised
pessianic Kingdom. Some were victims of their own intense
sire and delusions; others were impostors seeking to exploit
naive and credulous.
Though cautioned by the early rabbis, as noted in Talmud
nhedrein 97b, "Let despair come to those who make
culations," the quest for the annointed one continued
liroughout the ages. A number of "Messiahs" did appear. Some
ught to accomplish the restoration of Israel to its native land
ough penitence, fasting and prayer; others called for arms.
me were pretenders who assumed the roles of religious
formers. They introduced innovations, some calculated to
bvert the very principles of Judaism. While their influence
s generally limited and of short duration, some succeeded in
tracting substantial groups of followers.
These "Messiahs" began to appear towards the end of the
asmonean Dynasty at the time when Rome began to send
ies to crush the independent state of Judea. The historian,
ephus, writing in the First Century C.E. tells about these
s, "Another body of wicked men also sprung up, cleaner in
eir heads, but more wicked in their intentions, who destroyed
e peace of the city no less than did these murderers the Sicarii -
litical fanatics). For they were deceivers and deluders of the
pie, and under pretense of divine illumination, were for in-
vations and changes; and prevailed on the multitude to act
e madmen, and went before them into the wilderness,
etending that God would there show them signs of liberty."
osephus, De Balle Judaico 13-4, Antiquities of the Jaws, XX
1-6)
IN THE YEAR 44, Joeephus reported a false Messiah,
tieudas, who proclaimed himself a prophet. He urged the
ople to follow him to the Jordan where he would perform the
racle of dividing the river. He led a band of 400. They all met a
rible fate at the hands of a troop of horsemen sent after them
the Roman Cuspias Fadus.
A short time after this tragic event, a Messiah from Egypt
ithered 30,000 followers. He Ted them to Mount Olive which
ces Jerusalem. He had promised that once there he would
ommand the walls of Jerusalem to give way and that they
Duld come tumbling down. Then they would all enter the city
pgether and possess it. Instead, Felix, the procurator, sent his
oldiers after them. Many were killed but the prophet escaped.
Several years after that, the Romans were wreaking
struction upon Jerusalem when still another Messiah en-
ounced that God had commanded the people to follow him into
be temple where they would receive miraculous signs for their
eliverance. Those who followed him died in the flames.
We also learn from Josephus that Menachem, a warrior, the
Dn of Juda, the Galolean and grandson of King Hezekiah,
Dclaimed himself to be the Messiah. During the war with
Dme, Menachem and his followers attacked the Masada,
aptured weapons and then marched on Jerusalem. They
vetpowered the troops of Agrippa II and captured the fortress
intonia.
THERE ARE no records of Messiahs from the time of the
struction of the Temple in 70 C.E. until Bar Kokhba led a
evolt against the Romans in Judea in 136 C.E. He was in charge
1 both the economy and the army. He regarded himself as "the
avior come down to the Jews like a star from heaven." The
it Rabbi Akiva saw in him the promise of help from above
ad said, "This is the king Messiah." For three years Bar Kokh-
fought off the Romans. Then he was killed in the battle of
ethar.
Maimonides reported that he had heard that a
iracle-working Messiah had appeared about 1060 either in
yons, France or Leon, Spain.
Then in 1626, Shabbetai Zevi was born. His father wanted
educate him to become a Talmudist, but at an early age he
ame interested in Kabbalah. He was fascinated by its
ysticism.
During this period extravagent ideas about the coming of
Messianic era, and the redemption of the Jews, were cir-
iated by Christian scholars. Many Christians and Jews ac-
pted these pronouncements. In fact, Manassah B. Israel is
ported to have used this belief as a motive for his plea to
romwell and the English Parliament to readmit me Jews to
ngland.
SHABBETAI ZEVI, meanwhile, was steeping himself in
e mysteries of the Kabbalah and practicing asceticism and
rtification of the body. He lived thus until he felt purified and
ly to be used as a messenger by God. He began to think of
self as the Messiah and to gather believers.
Sometime between 1663 and 58, he met a preacher, Abraham
la-Yakini, who delighted in mystification. He forged a
inuscript in Arabic characters, entitled it, "The Great
isdom of Solomon," and gave it to Shabbetai. It read, I,
braham, was confined in a cave for 40 years, and I wondered
eatly that the time of miracles did not arrive. Then I heard a
proclaiming, "a son will be born in the year 5386 (1626) to
ordecai Zevi; and he will be called Shabbetai. He will humble
dragon ... he, the true Messiah, wiD sit upon my (God s)
one." (The Jewish Encyclopedia- Funk and Wagnatt Co.,
Shabbetai Zevi succeded in attracting an immense
flowing. Prayers were said for him in synagogues all over
"ope, Asia, and Africa. His initials S Z were posted on theu-
alls. Adherents sent him large sums of money.
Nathan Ghazzati, one of his disciples proclaimed himself
r-J Elijah and announced in writing-that the Messianic age
fas to begin in 1666, that the world would be conquered without
f'oodshed, and that the Messiah Zevi would lead the Ten Lost
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An extended day program is
being offered for the 1979-80
school year by the Jewish
Community Center Pre-School.
The program will be offered in
addition to after school early
childhood activities to meet the
needs of those who require a
longer day on a regular year-
round basis.
This group will provide quality
care for young children as they
participate in planned enrich-
ment activities and free play
designed to meet their physical.
Programs on Birds
The Museum on the Mall in
Tampa Bay Center announces
the following events this
weekend:
Saturday, Aug. 25, Susan
Carnes of the Pedigree Pet Center
will present a program on
"Training Birds" from 1 to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 26, Bob
Towery will speak on "Game '
Birds of Florida" in two
programs at 1 and 2 p.m.
Extended Day Program Set at JCC
social and emotional needs
throughout the day.
Planned activities will revolve
around a weekly theme.
Experiences similar to those in
the early childhood classes will be
incorporated, such as drama,
cooking, sports skills, gym-
nastics and swimming.
This program will be open to
three, four and five-year-olds who
attend the JCC Pre-School.
Children must be three by Dec.
31 in order to be eligible.
The group will meet Monday
through Friday from noon to 5:15
p.m. and will follow the existing
preschool calendar. Fees for the
program are pre-schoolers who
enter at noon, $65 per month for
members and $85 per month for
non-members; kindergarteners
who enter at 2 p.m., $50 per
month for members; $70 a month
for non-members.
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August 24,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5

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Letters to the Editor
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EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Having read several articles by
Rabbi Thedore Brod, I wish to
say how pleased 1 am. Infor-
mative, intelligent writing
(especially from one so learned
and steeped in religious history
and the culture of all our peoples)
are so greatly appreciated.
As one who had for years been
starved for Jewish news, saying
thank you is not enough.
Keep up the good work and
continue the rabbi's teachings.
Very truly yours,
YAEL EFROS
EDITOR.The Jewish Floridian:
Please discontinue sending me
The Jewish Floridian until I
return to the USA. I am in the
Air Force and have just been sent
to Europe for three years.
However, if anyone in the
Tampa Jewish community
wishes to send a nice Jewish boy
a Passover or Chanukah care
package, my new address is: Sgt.
Leonard L. Bass, 40 CAMS Box
1214, APON.Y. 09293.
Editor's note: Sgt. Bass, we're
printing this in the hope that you
will receive lots of mail and
packages. Come on Tampa, we
can't let Sgt. Bass down!
i Munich
Jewish Editors Threatened
|y ROCHELLE WOLK
{ANY, N.Y. -
Jewish editors of
jmanian Section of
Free Europe (RFE)
lien have received
ious threatening
and two RFE em-
there, Jacob Popper
jldgar Rafael, claim
a link between the
deportation pro-
;s against accused
var criminal Arch-
Valerian Trifa, and
uons of anti-
>m within the Ru-
Department of
of a letter written in
mm to Popper, program
was forwarded to the
Telegraphic Agency with
following translation:
\ng Zhid\ For our Arch-
it's you and your havra
ill have to pay! The Legion
[lives and will live!" The
In is "The Death Squad,
id Marin.'
)RDING to Popper and
six of their Jewish col-
also received the letter,
letter is believed to be
to RFE's broadcast of
ews with Trifa in May.
Klizabeth Holtzman (D.,
chairman of the House
fy Committee, has been
gating circumstances that
broadcasts. According
okesman in her office, it
en extremely difficult to
the facts, and the inves-
> is still in progress.
of Grass Lake, Mich.,
^naturalization hearings
within the next 60 days. He is
accused of playing a leading role
the January, 1941 Bucharest
pogrom. As president of the
National Union of Christian
Rumanian Students, the youth
arm of the fascist Rumanian Iron
Guard, he allegedly committed
atrocities that resulted in the
murder of some 1,200 to 12,000
Jews.
TRIFA'S HEARING had been
scheduled for July 30, but the
government requested and
received a 60-day continuance.
Rumania, currently seeking Most
Favored Nation status, has
indicated its willingness to co-
operate with U.S. efforts to
obtain further evidence there,
according to a Justice Depart-
ment official.
In June, Noel Bernard, director
of the Rumanian Department for
RFE, met with Holtzman and
with Dr. Charles Kremer of New
York to discuss Trifa's RFE
broadcasts. Kremer, 82, has been
seeking justice for Trifa for over
20 years.
Trifa, head of the Orthodox
Episcopate Church of America,
had been interviewed on RFE on
May 1 for 45 minutes by Liviu
Floda, using the pseudonym
"Brancusi," a Rumanian Jew
who has worked for RFE for
many years. The subject of
Trifa's discussion was the 50th
anniversary of the Rumanian
Missionary Episcopate Church of
America.
THIS CHURCH is under the
aegis of the Orthodox Church of
Constantinople, and Trifa'a
church, founded in 1952, is under
the aegis of the Russian Ortho-
dox Church of Moscow. RFE's
choice of Trifa came under fire
not only because he is an alleged
Iron Guardist facing de-
naturalization proceedings, but
also because his church was not
celebrating the anniversary he
was discussing, according to
Kremer.
As a result of his meeting with
Bernard, Kremer told JTA he
was promised that RFE would
report the facts of Trifa's past
and present, apologize for the
"erroneous report," give him
equal time on RFE to "speak the
facts of Trifa's past," and inter-
view Bishop Victorin Ursache,
head of the Rumanian Mis-
sionary Episcopate Church of
America. A spokesman for
Holtzman confirmed that she was
given these same general
assurances by Bernard.__________
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Know Your Social Security Rights
Many older people do dm'
know that if they disagree with a
Security or Medicare
n about their payments.
ppeal withou: any cost
Donna
of the Senior Ciuxen
Project of the Jewish Community
Cent

original decision changed in their
favor.""
A special program on Appeal
Rights with Social Security and
Medicare was ottered for anyone
60 or older in Hillsborough
Count>. Wednesday. Aug -
the Jewish Community Center.
The program was sponsored in
channeled through
Florida's HRS -e Tampa
Bay Regional Planning Council.
Blacks Blame UJS. Jews
For Youngs Exit
Continued from Pag* 1
the right of Israel to exist.
Or -.e met with
Israel- UN Xmbaasador Yehuda
un be wants to
convince the PLO to adopt the
same non-violent met he.
achieve self-determination that
the SCLC -ses in trying to
achieve Black equality
Yemen Jordan, head of the
National Urban League, and
Coretta Scott King, widow of the
- s leader. Dr.
Ma run Luther King, called on
BntBOUnl Bladl :T-i>rr> ... BUMl
n this week tc
clarification from the ''
House about Carter hasty
of Yo.
resignation They also said
would see* a meeting
ansiaaMl leariafc i-acirr? ::
-ids-Jewish relations in
th< aftnrannU I:
Amdrtm Voutg
THE SEETHING
o\ er Young s resignation
expressed in its sharpest farm by
Thefcaa Thomas Dans, president
of the Delta Sigma Theta. a
predominant r> Black sorority
group, at the groups annual
contention last week m New
Orleans She told the 6.000
delegates and visitor? present:
We have been pacien: and
:';r bearing :n their >Jew<
masqiieracLng as fnends under
the pretense of working for the
This latest affront revaah Harry
that thar byakaas are not
rrannatiih with the straggle of
Black Awriranj far equal op-
portunity undar the law Indeed.
we quantum whether their
loyntities are first to the State oi
Israel or to the Unued States
The lovakies of Black
have never been
rrus Vance far nv-
S \mbassador
_-:.-. a M Ql o a W Lf. who also
met with PLO officials on three
separate occasions, was not
rebuked. They expressed the
feeling that there appears :o be
doable standard in the two cases
B> contrast, the Department
noted. Wolf reported his
meetings to the Department and
that be was reminded' of U S
poucy not to talk to the PLO
until it recognizes L'N Security
Council Resolution 242 and
Israel's right to live within secure
and recognized borders. In ad-
dition, the Department said that
two of the three meetings Wolf
had *rr>f clnunnnDunulnri
NEVERTHELESS. Henry
Swgiuan. on tor of
the American Jewish Congress
called upon the State Depart
inquL' .instances
surrounding Wolfs meeting
PLO represer.
telegram to Vance, be
declared that we are not
satisfied that Ambassador Wolfs
conduct was totally innocent and
without the approval of the State
.^ci.""..Ti"K. A^cassac. rs do
not engage in sensitive meetings
M knowledge of thetr
supenors-
Young. h.raseif. who said that
Blacks and Jews could work out
then- problems, blamed Israels
decision to make a public issue
out of his nuariug with Terzi for
the tnwiinf furor. In a television
he was cntical of Blum
for having publicized the in-
formation about the meeting
after the .American envoy had
confided to him about the in-
cident.
YOUNG CONTENDED that
there was nothing wrong with
meeting with PLO or any other
officials whose views differ with
that of the IS or Israel He said
that the L'N was formed in order
to carry on conversations be-
tween states and representatives
:?er.ag view* in order to
settle
In Cocoa Beach. Fla..
iimin '> the Rev Ralph
Abernathy. addressing a church
gathering, placed the blame far
Young's resignation squarely on
the .American Jewish community
and its Ztocust control
Lenhoff Davidson
Lenhoff. daughter o'^**"^'
Lilian Lenhoff of T *JM"d C
Davidson, son of Mrs. UrunlDavidson effort
Lauderdale. '-abbl Frank N J^ ft
beirn officiated, and the reception was held at
brother of
thebnd, -.ael Davidson was best
-er .he
brie -Tganxa
honor. Fe-c* Gol
Sower.
5
l graduate of -trs:ty of
Sou: -.a and m
psvchologv at Emory University in Atlanta.
During her high scho -as active in
FTY and the Tampa Jewish Youth Council.
-.he Navy for four years and is now
completing a degree in marketing at USF.
.After honevmooning in the Blue Rdge
National Forest in North Carolina, the couple will
hve in Temple Terrace.
Buchman-Bernstein
Linda Buchman. daughter of Mr and Mrs
Caiv.n Buchman. Nashville. Term became the
bride of Richard Douglas Bernstein, son of Mr
and Mrs Ebhtt B Bernstein. Tampa, on Sunday.
Aug 19 The wedding was held at Shenth Israel
Synogogu-. "He
ng as best mar. was tan rather of the
gr v iaiiuna.iM branch nu bald fallowing
theceremcr> at the Maxwell House Hotel
"*
>
ieVa Chris Davidson
The bride is attending Vanderbut Unive .,
where she is working toward a master s degree!
social work. The groom, who has a BA
from the University of Tennessee, a
representative of Ball Company in Nashville.'
couple will reside in Nashville
U.S. Envoy Wolf Won't be Reprimanded
By HELEN SILVER
WASHINGTON -
IJTAI Milton Wolf, the
U.S Ambassador to
Austria, will not be repri-
manded or asked to resign
over his three recent con-
tacts with representatives
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, including the
high-ranking PLO official
Issam Sartawi. according
to State Department
spokesman Tom Reston.
Restoe stated. We do not
regard this as contravening our
poucy toward the PLO and we
regard the matter of the meetings
that Ambassador Wolf had as a
matter that is clostc
OTHER DETAILS of the
Wolf-PLO sessions were aired at
the briefing concerning Wolfs
two chance encounters with
Sartawi and his thud encounter
which was arranged bv a tele-
phone call between Wolf' and Sar-
tawi to clarify the position of
the PLO on a commuiuque being
issued"" just before the meeting
hst month in Vienna between
PLO chief Yasx .Arafat and
Austrian Chancellor Bruno
Kreasky and former West Ger-
man Chancellor Willy Brandt
Addxional detain were dis-
closed by Reston in response to
jona submitted but not
.-. at the State Depart-
tjnefing fa
Reston reported that one of the
chance encounters was
aboard a private chartered plane
from Paris to Vienna ichartered
originally in Vienna> which took
either June s or June 9. and
*\ was also aboard the
plane. The second meeting was
-omeume before the Arafat-
Kretsky meeting in Vienna and
took place on the weekend of July
Wolf reported all three
meetings to the State Depart-
ment
ON ANOTHER issue, this one
regarding Foreign Minister
Moshe Divan's statement that
the U S. is in agreement with
Israels policy of preemptive
attacks by Israel against j
rorist bases m so--. hern 1
the State Department aaaaf
following statemer: a stab
which was also ielayed ij
because of the hectic
created by the sudden
nation of Young
"The record is clear that|
have had differences with I
over its actions in Lebnx*|
have made dear our .
numerous occasions, and I
government of Israel is i|
doubt about it. As for the)
position that their pr
bombing strikes constitute!
defense, we have also mail
position clear from time tof
. We are not going to geti
public debate about this i
at this time
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Hday. August 24,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
91* QAM
By LESLIE AIDMAN
(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470)
Visiting Minnie and Jerry Poaner for a week from Israel
will be their niece Linda Fields Zigdon and her husband of a few
months, Bennie Zigdon. Linda, the daughter of Minnie's sister
and brother-in-law, Hannah and Seymour Fields of Cleveland,
Ohio, was trained in physicial therapy and artificial limbs at Mt.
Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. Then a year ago, she moved to
Israel in hopes of putting her training to use there. While
working at a hospital in Jerusalem, she met her future husband.
Bennie, who, Israeli born, had polio as a child and has been
confined to a wheelchair ever since. He had just undergone
spinal surgery when Linda was assigned to be his physical
therapist They fell in love and were married this past
March. After completing their extended United States
honeymoon in September, they will return to Israel where
Minnie works in real estate. While visiting in Tampa, the
Posners and the Zigdons plan to go to Disneyworld, Circus
ild. and Busch Gardens. We hope your stay is a wonderful
Our warmest congratulations to Jan and Jeffrey Bloom on
Ithc birth of a daughter, Lauren Beth. Lauren was born on Aug.
110 at 9:31 p.m. at Women's Hospital and weighed 8 lbs. 5l/i ozs.
ISlic joins an older brother, 2'/ years old Michael. Proud
[grandparents are Ina and Howard Haubenatock of Tampa and
Irene and Mel Bloom of Providence, R.I. Great-grandparents are
[Lillian Weinberger of Tampa and Louis Bloom of Swampscott,
Mass.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, when Dick Bernstein, son of Margie
land Elihu Bernstein of Tampa, was married to Linda Buchman
Jin Nashville, Margie's sister and brother (and their spouses)
attended this small family wedding in Tennessee. Flying there
{for the festivities were Albert and Florence Segall and Lawrence
ad (Dr.) Leba Kahana. The couple was married at Temple
sherith Israel in a morning service, followed by a champagne
brunch reception at the Maxwell House Hotel. Aug. 19 is a very
bpecial day in the Bernstein family because it also marks the
3'iih wedding anniversary of Margie and Elihu. Congratulations
Ind much happiness to all of you.
Recently, Betty Kopehnan and her sons Billy and David
went to Sarasota for the day to visit Betty's twin sister Barbara
lalia who was vacationing at the Colony Beach and Tennis
lesort. Barbara, who is from Atlanta, was there with her
husband Earl (who is a pilot with Eastern Airlines! and their
laughter Lauren. After Sarasota, the Balises were traveling on
^o Miami to visit some of Earl's family.
Don't miss an evening of fun, sports, games, and laughs on
Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community
Center. Just for you adults who miss those good ole' camp days
jone by here is your chance to relive your past for one
;lorious night at Camp Potch-in- Tuchas. "Uncle Danny" Thro
rill be your camp director and recreation planner (whatever
hat's suppose to imply!' So for $3 per camper, per night (or a
iere $87 for six weeks, transportation included but no laundry)
ill for your reservations now, so you can be sure to be placed in
I'you know who's" bunk!
On September 8 and 9 the Tampa Jewish Federation will
Md an institute at the Sheraton Sand Key Hotel in Clearwater
peach, for federation board members. Included in this institute
or community leaders will be group dynamic sessions designed
o inspire and elicit one's throughts and ideas. Hope Barnett is
hairman of this event.
On Sunday Aug. 26, at 11 ajn. Women's American ORT is
aving its first social event of the season. ORT members and
heir spouses are invited to a brunch and adult magic show
f ing held at the Maison Rouge Restaurant (at the Orleans
fotel). Doesn t this sound like a terrific way to get back into the
FKanizational swing?
Meet Ann and Ronald Rudolph who moved to the
rarrollwood area just a month ago. Ronald is the brother of
Uchard Rudolph who we introduced (in addition to his family)
f last week's issue. Ann and Ronald moved from Syracuse.
J.Y. with their children 8-year-old Randi, 6-year-old Nell, and
Imonth-old Philip. Randi and Nell, who attended a portion of
le summer program at the Independent Day School this
kmmer, begin Berkeley Prep in the fall. In Syracuse, Ann was
f active member of ORT, her Temple Sisterhood, and Junior
pgue, and Ronald was a board member of their Temple.
Pnald is an avid golfer, and Ann enjoys tennis and an aerobic
knee class she recently began. We want to warmly welcome the
]idolphs to Tampa!
Until next week .
Senior Craft Shop Stock Increases
"We're getting more and more
craft items from seniors each
week," says Margot Berlo. "We
are very pleased with the
response to the upcoming open-
ing of SACS (Senior Arts and
Crafts Shop),'' adds Anne
Spec tor.
These two, along with Syd
I'ridkin and Elena Kellogg, are
welcoming craftspeople age 55
and older every Tuesday, Wed-
nesday, and Thursday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. in their stock
receiving room at the North
Boulevard Recreation Center in
Tampa (214 N. Blvd.). There they
receive hand-made craft items
produced by Hillsborough
County senior residents (55+).
The crafts will be sold at SACS
which opens Sept. 5. Eighty per-
cent of the sales price is returned
to the senior craftperson, with 20
percent being put back into the
overhead and expansion of the
shop.
SACS is a non-profit shop
operated by and for older persons
in Hillsborough County. It is
sponsored by the Senior Citizens
Project of the Jewish Community
Center, phone: 872-4451. The
City of Tampa Recreation De-
partment is donating space for
i the shop.
Subsidies Slashed
Prices Up Steeply in 50 Percent Rise
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The prices of basic foodstuffs
rose by an average of 50 percent
as the government slashed its
subsidies on these items. Finance
Minister Simcha Ehrlich said
there would be no further subsidy
slashes this year, but there would
be two more within the next 12 to
15 months and they would bring
the government to its desired
goal: stabilizing subsidies at no
more than 30 percent of the cost
of these basic items.
The government announced
immediate relief payments for the
poorest sections of the
populacethose living on welfare
and national insurance
payments. Ehrlich also said there
would also be a special cost-of-
living increment paid to all
salaried and wage-earning people
next month in advance of the
scheduled October payment.
BUT HISTADRUT has called
for a nationwide two-hour protest
strike against the subsidy
slashes. Histadrut Secretary
General Yeruham Meshel claimed
that the new economic steps
would turn hundreds of
thousands of workers into welfare
cases because they would no
longer be able to make ends meet.
The government's move was
welcomed in economic circles and
by the Manufacturers
Association on condition that
it was to be part of a broader
program to prune the national
budget and thereby avoid
printing money which has no
cover.
Ehrlich pledged that it indeed
was. He told an interviewer that
the Cabinet would shortly be
presented with Treasury plans
for an additional cut of IL 3
billion in the state budget
(although economists have been
urging a slash of IL 4 or 5
billion).
EHRLICH ALSO revealed
that Prime Minister Menachem
Begin proposed to sell govern-
ment-owned land to private
developers and thereby achieve
two goals: raise funds for the
public coffers and reduce the
spiralling price of apartments.
The Finance Minister ex-
plained that the subsidy slash
was in fact a followup of the
infamous "decide not to decide"
nocturnal Cabinet meeting of
nearly a month ago. That
meeting, Ehrlich said, while it
had decided not to remove all
subsidies at once, had empowered
a ministerial committee to
embark upon a phased cutback of
subsidies of which last night's
action was the first phase.
Some examples of the price
hikes are: a "regular" brown
bread, up from IL 2.59 to IL 3.50;
a challa, from IL 3 to IL 4.80;
sliced white bread, from IL 4.50
to IL7.80; a liter of milk, from IL
5.10 to IL 7.60: a bottle of oil,
from IL 8.30 to IL 12.50; cottage
cheese, from IL 5.30 to IL 8.5;
and frozen chicken, from IL 40
per kilo to IL 58. Treasury ex-
perts said the rises would
produce a 3.5 percent increase in
the cost of living. But in-
dependent experts put the figure
considerably higher.
A television team worked out
that the subsidy slashes would
cost an average family, which
buys one bread, one chicken, one
cottage cheese and one liter of
milk each day IL 900 a month.
Rumania to Open Confab
On Problem of Palestinians
TEL AVIV (JTA) President Nicolae Ceausescu
of Rumania intends to initiate an international conference
on the problems of the Palestinians with the participation
of the Soviet Union and the United States, according to
reports from Bucharest where Ceausescu met with former
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
THE RUMANIAN President also told Rabin he
intends to invite Israel, the Palestine Liberation
Organization, the Arab countries and "other states" to
that conference.
_. According to reports from Bucharest, Rabin told
Ceausescu he did not believe such a conference could
materialize. Rabin has reported on his talks in Rumania to
Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
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Friday, August 24
Historical Perspective of Jerusalej
~- __-* ,nfmfiranl And With t h<. ,t..... .
Miriam Lengyel today is a
painter, ceramist, gardener and
college student, to name but a
few of her many facets. The
widow of Joseph S. Lengyel,
former cantor of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom, Mrs. Lengyel
has lived in Tampa for 25 years.
Born in Berlin, she managed to
leave Germany as Hitler was
coming into power, arriving in
Jerusalem when she was 18 years
old. She served in the Haganah,
the Israeli Army and the Israeli
government before coming to the
United States in 1956.
The following paper was
prepared for an English class at
Hillsborough Community
College.
By MIRIAM LENGYEL
Special to The Jewish Floridian
of Tampa
The dispute over the fate of
Jerusalem rages on relentlessly.
Israel's refusal to give up the
Holy City as its capital is based
on its historical, religious and
moral right to retain it, while the
Arabs claim the city, or at least
the Eastern section as rightfully
theirs. Also, the Vatican focuses
its attention on the Holy City
and would like to see it inter-
nationalized.
Yet upon what facts is the
Moslems' claim based? Mecca
welfare of the sacred shrines
under Israeli administration. Yet
where was the papal outcry over
the destruction of Jewish sanc-
tuaries under King Hussein's
jurisdiction? There was none
His Eminence remained mum.
Should perhaps the century-old
prejudice against the Jews play a
part in his consideration? Israel
has proven its respect and regard
for all denominations as this
plays an important part in Judaic
ethics and has insured freedom
of religion for all.
In order to reinforce Israel's
claim, I shall give a brief resume
of Jerusalem's history through-
out the centuries, including the
present. It will clearly prove
Israel's bond with the City of
David, and also show how the
city fared under Moslem and
Christian occupations, which will
make it obvious why Israel
should retain Jerusalem.
Jerusalem the beautiful, the
fairest of all cities, for which men
battled over centuries, and
perished. You have been cap-
tured, raped and plundered again
and again. Your holiness has
been defaced under the pretext of
religion. Jerusalem, the city of
gold when the sun sets over the
Judean hills. Jerusalem, the city
of silver when the full moon
plunges your white stone dwell-
most significant and
decisive one the first ever to be
fought for freedom of religion,
and in 165 BC the lights in the
temple in Jerusalem were kindled
again in honor of Javeh. The
two decades which followed this
glorious victory raised the Jews
to a pinnacle of glory, such as
they had not known since the
days of Solomon; and then
abruptly plunged them into the
abyss of Roman vassalage. From
135 132 Hadrian banned the
Jews from Israel, and Jerusalem
was again destroyed and its holy
temple replaced by an elaborate
shrine to Jupita, and the city
became known as Adelia
Capitolina.
always was, and still is the sane- mgS inrv0 pUre silver, and your
tuary of Islam. Their relationship
to Jerusalem is solely based on
Mohammed's dream, in which
envisioned himself in Jerusalem,
experiencing the presence of
Allah, which prompted the erec-
tion of the Mosque of Omar on
the rock upon which once the
Holy Temple of the Hebrews
proudly stood. Perhaps the
Arabs' claim is based on his-
torical events? Hardly, since
history does not record any
special Arabic roots in this city.
Also a political claim would be
invalid since Jerusalem did not
belong to Jordan, except for a
short period from 1947-1967,
during which time the Arabs
showed little reverence to the
sacred places in their care.
The Jews, however, have their
roots deeply implanted in Jerusa-
lem, as far back as the dynasty of
David. Their religious ties go
back to the first Tabernacle
David placed on the Rock, upon
which King Solomon erected the
Holy Temple in honor of Javeh
on which ruins the Mosque of
Omar stands.
AS FOR the Vatican, His
Eminence the Pope wishes to see
the Holy City internationalized
under the pretext of religion, and
the pretense of fear for the
ancient walls rise majestically
against the dark sky with the
Tower of David extending
towards heaven.
Although the city was founded
about 3000 BC, wave after wave
of destruction and repair, has
made correct historical recor-
dings of events impossible. Only
with the entrance of David the
recorded history of this mag-
nificent city began. His demo-
cratic rule lasted from 1004 965
BC, during which he planned a
temple as a sanctuary for Jah-
weh, the God of the Jews, where
he could dwell amongst his
people. Yet it was King Solomon
who was destined to construct
the temple, and with it Jerusalem
became the Holy City, the capital
of Judea the capital of ancient
and modern Israel. The mag-
nificent temple was Solomon's
greatest achievement, as he
provided his people and all
generations to follow with a lode-
stone for its religion that was to
ensure its survival through every
disaster vicious deliberation
could visit upon it. And from here
on the Jews and Jerusalem
became inseparable. This period
of Jewish history justifies
Israel's claim to the Holy City.
Miriam Lengyel
"If I forget Thee, <>h Jerusa-
lem, let my right hand forgw
it-, cunning. If I forget Thee,
let my tongue cleave to the
i oof of my mouth if I
prefer not .Jerusalem above
my chief joy."
AS IT is impossible to record
Jerusalem's sad history in a few
sentences. I shall confine myself
to dates and events relevant to
the purixise of my writing to
prove that Israel should retain
Jerusalem, administer it wisely
and justly, with religious freedom
and prosperity for all.
Jerusalem was conquered from
the Israelites by Nebuchadrezzar,
and destroyed in 586 BC. After
nearly three generations of exile,
the Jews returned in 538
(Joshua), and it took more than
one decade to restore the city.
Yet when the temple was finally
rebuilt and dedicated, it could not
compare with King Solomon's
temple. Its holy altar was
doomed to be torn down again in
168 BC by the Greeks, who
erected a shrine for Zeus in its
place. The remnants of Jews left
over after fierce battle were
forced into paying homage to the
Greek gods.
At that time a priest. Mat-
tilias, lived in Modin, a small
town to the north of Jerusalem.
This priest, refusing sacrifice to
Zeus, killed one of his tor-
mentors, a Greek officer, and fled
with his five sons, who started
the fateful maccabian war. which
eventually led to the overthrow of
Greek sovereignty. After Mal-
tatias was slain in battle, his
third son, Jehuda Hamaccabi
(The Hammer) took over, and led
his army to victory. This battle
Elul
Hebrew Month of Contemplation
By RABBI NATHAN BRYN
When the month of Elul, in our Hebrew
calendar draws nigh, an awakening spirit is
aroused in the minds and hearts of Jews, unlike
the mood of the relaxing summer which will soon
be drawing to its exit. On its heels, days will
become shorter and nights lengthen, within which
we become more conscious of a beckoning sur-
vival.
This significant reference is the approach to the
ushering in of the season of Penitence and in-
volving the mercy of God. Elul is regarded as a
spiritual refuge, based upon the guidelines of the
physical cities of refugee in ancient times, "The
Arei Miklat."
For the spiritual inadequacies the Jew needs a
"City of Refuge," including those on the highest
rungs of spiritual attainment. "Cheshbon
Hanefesh" taking stock of all our endeavors is
very compelling during this month of con-
templation. This spiritual inventory cannot be
done by an outsider; it is a deep, penetrating
searching of the soul, wherein each individual
makes a true survey of all events in the past year.
Rosh Chodeeh Elul always consists of two
days, with the first day of Rosh Chodesh serving
as the 30th day of the month of Av. Thus, the
month of Elul always consists of 29 days. Since
Elul is the last month of the year and directly
precedes Rosh Haahanah the Day of Judgement

for all the world's inhabitants, it is therefore
observed in repentance and with recitations of the
traditional penitential prayers. From ancient
times these have been days of reconciliation
between God and Israel. Moses ascended the
mountain on Rosh Chodesh Elul and stayed there
for 40 days, until the 10th of Tishrei. On that day
be brought down the second tablet given to Israel
as a mark of renewed divine favor.
In some places it is customary to rise during
the final hours of the night for the recitations of
Selichot. One could still hear the voice of the
Shamash throughout the very orthodox Jewish
community: "Arise, arise, ye faithful children, to
the service of The Lord."
Beginning with the second day of Rosh
Chodesh, the Shofar sounds are blown daily, its
sounds arousing trepidation in the heart. "If a
Shofar is blown in the city, shall the people not
tremble?" (Amos 3)
However, Erev Rosh Hashanah the shofar is
not sounded, so as to distinguish between the
Shofar blowing of Elul, which originates in
custom, and the shofar blowing of Rosh
Hashanah, which is prescribed by the Torah.
Another custom prevalent in the days of Elul is
sending Holy Day greetings to family and
friends. With the coming of Rosh Hashanah, is it
our fervent prayer for guidance and strength from
the Lord our God. V'Shalom Al Israel"
With the destruction of
second temple, I am ap^i
pass intermediate event, .
focus my attention on 325
which was known as the i
tian period. Syria had been
birthplace of Christianity
from all over the world pi
descended on the Holy
During this period religion,
U> be the only commerce
Jerusalem and Palestine, and
economy was solely
never-ending alms. The
were burned and slaugh
and their places of worship \,
to the ground. Yet another I,
bore down on the Holy City
Continued on Page 11
s'aughmJ
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
Shofetim
SHOFETIM "Appoint judges and officers in each tribe, and
let them judge the people righteously and fairly.
"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe makes blind even a wise
man.
"If a difficult case should arise, take it to the place chosen
by the Lord your God; and the priests, the Levites, and the chief
judge shall tell you of their decision; and you must carry out tat \
judgment just as they tell you.
"When you come to the Promised Land and you wish to
appoint a king over you, then choose one of your own people,
and one whom the Lord your God shall approve. Let him not,'
however, gather military strength, nor shall he introduce idol-
worship by taking many wives from foreign nations, nor shall he
become rich at the expense of the people.
"When you besiege a city and conquer it, you shall not
destroy the trees in it by wielding an axe against them. You may
eat of their fruit, but do not cut them down. Only those trees
which are not fruit-bearing many you cut down, so that you may
build fortifications against invasion."
Thus did the Lord continue to create laws for Israel so that
it might live as an honorable and upright nation. Deuteronomy
16:18-21:19.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of Hit Law It extracted and butt
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Tampa jCandlelighting Time
larter's Evangelism is Showing
imtinued from Page 4
Jersey congregation of Jews
>d the end of 1975. "Your
is the Book from which I
It this is timid stuff. Now,
President is withdrawing into
he knows best born-
Christianity. If nothing
an seem to solve his political
he apparently hopes that
t|>- this can. What is worse,
knowing up in the strangest
Is. Americans not only heard
intial snippets of it in his
ty address by way of in-
action.
it there is also the bizarre
hence in Seoul in June, when
"arter tried to convert South
in President Park Chung
K> Christianity.
IS not only an ultimate
year long Christian
tpa/i that they should per-
., plunder, pillage and pluck
.it li the bodies and souls of
in the name of their belief;
a tenet of their faith that
l must believe it, too.
the latter case, there are
gentler persuasions, such as'
"for-your-own-good" conversion,
in which Mr. Carter is apparently
expert even by his current exper
lence as a Sunday school teacher.
To attempt to assault Park via
the misplaced route of diplomatic
evangelism as the President did
is a special absurdity if for no
other reason than that Park is a
Buddhist, and the serenity of his
religion makes Christianity look
like- Slaughterhouse-Five by
comparison.
Worse than all, it is a blunder
so vast in dimension as to
stagger the imagination. How
dare an American President set
aside the tradition, culture and
principles of his country and to
act instead like a sleazy
proselytizer?
YET THAT is precisely what
Mr. Carter did. according to a
UPI report that quotes him as
saying, "I told him (Park) about
our faith. He was very interested.
I said I was sorry we didn't have
more time to discuss it."
OPEC? Inflation? The dollar
tobaggoning downward on the
international money market?
Ixecutive Discrimination
Aided by Indifference
CW YORK Religious
imination in the executive
Iparticularly in banking,
leel. utilities, shipping, auto
jfacturing, among others
abetted by the "con-
HM failure' ot govern
lal agencies to curtail
iminatory hiring practices,
facial of the Anti-Defamation
of B'nai B'rith told the
Banking Committee
Gissen, ADL's national
^initiations department
tor. also noted that federal
cies are indifferent to the
of private clubswhich
kde from membership certain
and religious groupson
|ilive level employment.
TREASURY Depart
"dereliction" is not
to its "history of non-
fcement in employment
liance," Gissen said,
[ring to that agency's
Risibilities to discriminatory
pointed out that a 1977
mal Revenue Service
cation specifically states
la club "will lose its tax
)t status if its charter, by-
or other governing in-
|ent, or any of its written
statements contain a
sion which allows for
pni) i nation against any
> on the basis of race, color,
Sion."
Gissen said, "there is no
|ingful or effective en-
nentofthis."
IS NO wonder that the
rs of many corporations
I an attitude of cavalier in-
tnce to the continuing
k'm of religious
tination in employment in
executive suite. The in-
ence of federal agencies to
roblem is pervasive."
I road to the executive suite
|ned with pitfalls for the
aspirant," Gissen con-
noting that "vast areas of
lean enterprise are con-
(>us by the absence of Jews
among the corporate
|s."
ksen called "the evil ot
fous discrimination in
r"K a national problem."
most banks commercial
are the worst violators
P'ng only "a token
Mentation of Jewish officers"
banks are the worst violators
having only "a token rep-
resentation of Jewish officers."
FOLLOWING publication in
1978 of a two-year ADL study of
"Jewish Employment Problems
in the Big Six Oil Company
Headquarters," in which there
was a segment about private
clubs, Gissen said, "Two of the
most exclusionary clubs in San
Francisco admitted their first
Jewish members and a major oil
company changed its policy
regarding club memberships."
He noted also that last year,
the Georgia state legislature
adopted a resolution forbidding
the holding of any committee or
subcommittee meeting in any
discriminatory private club. The
South Carolina legislature
adopted a resolution that
provides that the invitations
committees of both the senate
and house of representatives not
accept invitations to any function
held at discriminatory clubs.
The ADL official said it is
"within the province of this
committee" to move the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development and the
Internal Revenue Service to
"enforce the law."
These are mere side issues by
comparison.
No matter what Mr. Carter
quotes President Park as having
replied when he asked Park which
evangelist he might prefer to be
contacted by when Carter got
hack to Washington and could
make the arrangement, surely it
would be to Park's credit if he
secretly thought Carter a
madman.
THE UPI report concludes:
'1 don't know what will hap-
pen," Carter said. 'Now it's in
God's hands.'
Writing in the New York
Times, Eugene Kennedy, a pro-
fessor of psychology at Loyola
University, analyzes President
Carter's energy address as con-
taining "a wind of uncertain
prophecy" and statements "some
imperial and some evangelical."
Kennedy describes Carter as
"the parson" who speaks
solemnly "of oil and sin" and
who, in an effort to eradicate the
sad image of his slipping
executive powers, "mounts the
pulpit to blame the people for the
miscarried innocence of his own
calling: they are to blame for the
fact that he has never understood
them."
ENERGY APART, the
American people "rightfully mis-
trust the easy analyses that
describe Carter's conflict as be-
tween his pastor's heart and his
engineer's mind ..." At the
same time, "the people will not
tolerate indecisiveness, endless
meditation, or an attempt to lay
on them a style of moralizing as
self-serving and inappropriate as
that in a Somerset Maugham
minister."
Undoubtedly, Prof. Kennedy's
is not the last word on the Carter
crisis in the presidency, whether
or not he will be able to carry on
into a second term in office
whether or not he should be per-
mitted to. The debate here, as
everywhere, rages on, only more
fiercely so.
Gore Vidal's superb bon mot
comes to mind: "I'm a bom-
again atheist." Vidal hardly
speaks for the nation, but it
would be the better part of
political discretion for Mr. Carter
to remember that religious zeal
must be his private passion, if
that is what he wants.
PRIVATE IS the key. It can
not be his passion as President,
for it has not been a part of the
nation's tradition to hear ser-
mons from the Oval Room
Mount. And if the President
continues to deliver them as his
""solution" to our problems,
domestic and foreign, he courts
I disaster for himself. And for all of
us.
Pseudo Messiahs
Continued from Page 3
Tribestack to the Holy Land.
his GLORIOUSLY fantastic dream was harshly
destroyed by wKppointed prophet who betrayed ShabbeUi.
kioLhiiinnsto the Sultan. Zevi survived this disaster
nf STfluC but by w doing he emb^rassed many of his
followers However, he did not actually capitulate but worked
ouowers. no together-an impossible goal.
^J^S^M^b^r^^M^ th. holy
While some oi ^^ ^y^g ^uk, the
sTtan^k TLtovCr*offt activities and banished him from
the palace. Zevi died soon after.
Have these pseudo-messiahs tarnished the belief in the
. SSi rwTskantics there are and always have been, but so
Anointed JJ^HRgSSSlK the hope for a measiah to bring
long as n reaches heavenward ^ do.me98iahs were
K^rn'^yesSrday. the -andc figures embroidered
byVhe imagination upon the pages of tradition.
The traditional outlook is that the Messiah wUl be the
dommaling^re. in an age of universal peace and. plenty.
octnrfld Israel living in its own land, he will bring,
ISthe8 spTraJaf regeneration^ humanity when^all will unite
ui one brotherhood of nations to act with a perfect heart.
On that day they God shall be One and His name One.
(Zechariah 14:9).
With Torah greetings A good Sabbath.
The Jewish Floridian of
Tampa, beginning with last
week's edition, now carries the
candlelighting times as cal-
culated from the tables for sun-
rise and sunset at Tampa and
published by the U.S. Naval
Observatory.
According to Rabbi Martin
Sandberg, 20 minutes should be
subtracted from the official
sunset time (having made
allowance for Daylight Savings
Time). Rabbi Sandberg theorized
that the reason so many different
times were used in Tampa was
because people were trying to use
the times listed for Miami and
then making an adjustment for
the West Coast. "This is the only
proper way I know to do it," said
Rabbi Sandberg.
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
is happy to provide this service.
Temple Leaders Attend Seminar
A group of leaders of Temple
Schaarai Zedek have reservations
for a Leadership Training
Seminar to be held Sunday, Aug.
26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
Stone's Travelodge.
The seminar will be conducted
by Myron E. Schoen, director of
the Commission on Synagogue
Administration for the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations
and the Central Conference of
American Rabbis; and Dr.
Udward D. Goldberg, director of
Community College Programs for
the State of New Jersey and
consultant in industrial
management.
The temple professional staff,
all members of the board of
trustees, committee chairmen
and their spouses have been
invited to participate in this
session.
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LOS ANGELES -
.JTA Josef Mengele,
the kg-sought Nazi war
criminal, known as the
Angel of Death," has had
his Paraguayan citizenship
revoked by the Supreme
Court of Paraguay, Rabbi
Marvin Hier, dean of the
Simon Wiesenthal Center
here, reported.
Hier said he had been
toad by the Paraguayan
ambassador to the United
States that the Supreme
Court acted on the re-
vocation last Wednesday.
Citizenship was granted
Mengele in November,
1959. Mengele is believed
responsible for the murders
of hundreds of thousands of
Jews and other inmates at
Auschwitz.
HIER SAID he was toad that
the revxation was baaed on
Arude 29 of the Paraguayan
bon which provides that
a cauzen who leaves Paraguay lor
more than two years without per-
s*ssx>n automatically forfeits has
cuaenahjp- Paraguayan officials
daan aaangiit hat the country in
I960
Hier said that, in a telephone
conversation with Wieeenthal in
Young Exit Seen As
Internal U.S. Affair
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) Officials here
refrained from reacting directly to the resignation oil
Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young T
explained that it was an internal American matta^
that Israel had no interest in the dismissal
.American official.
But Israeli officials stated that they did not
Young's resignation would change the suspicion bered
the US. intends to change its stance toward the PtW
Liberation Organization in an effort to woo the
participate in the Middle East peace negotiations.
THE OFFICIALS noted that Israel had
protest over Young's meeting with a PLO repr
through Ambassador Ephraim Evron in Washington.
There is a growing conviction here that in the
run the Americans are determined to bring the PLOW
negotiating table and tins is considered here
breach of earlier commitments to Israel. In fact,
in Jerusalem quoted once again Foreign Minister!
Dayan's comments to the press that the Americani
toward Israel represents "not just an erosion,
fundamental change in policy."
DAYAN ALSO said that the Egyptian
Americans now have as their top priority onn*1',
Palestinians to the peace negotiations table. As a rw
be said, the US. is presently seeking a legal btai]
recognizing the PLO so that it may represent
Palestinians in the negotiations.
The meetings in Vienna between US. Amfc
Milton Wolf and PLO officials, confirmed by thej
Department in Washington, were but another
of this trend, officials said.
THE ISSUE was at the focus of the talks
the Israeli leaders and President Carter's sp*3*^
to the autonomy talks. Robert Strauss. So
vanced the date of his visit here after Israel
about a new American stand emerging on United Ni
Security Council Resolution 242 and the PLO.
This, officials said, was linked bv the Israelis*>"
Young and Wolf meetings with the PLO. ^^^7
most likely trying to reassure the Israelis that there
change in the American Mideast policy.
The Israelis told Strauss that any such change]
be deterirnental to the peace agreement with Egy
may lead the autonomy telh to a dead end.
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Kday. August 24,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
istorical Perspective of Jerusalem
Continued from Page 8
religion had grown out ot the
of Abraham. Islam was on
march, and Jerusalem was
eir first destination, for Islam's
bphet Mohammed had visited
in his dream. At the time
Moslems (Omar) took posses-
En of Jerusalem, the site where
holy temple once proudly
had been used as a
licipal garbage dump and
heap under the Christian
rupation, as a deliberate insult
the Jews. Omar's attendants
fcaru'd up the refuse and com-
ded to build a mosque on the
iple's ruins the famous
jme of the Rock the rock
.ch has been sacred to the
vs ever since David had raised
first tabernacle on it 16
nturies before. As for now, the
ristian rule was terminated
I Islam's rule began.
| IN 637- 1099 His Holiness,
>e Urban II, decided on a
iisade to attest finally and for-
the dominance of the
fctican, and unite the fraction
i of Europe under one banner
at the same time, to undo
it Islamic usurpation of
|rusalem and Palestine. By 711
im, with the help of the fierce
-her tribes of Morocco, had
en carried deep into Spain, and
Iwards north to Europe. In the
lar 1095 the Holy War was
creed. Yet little religion came
play. A red cross would be
I banner, and the insignia upon
i armor would mark its fighter
a warrior of Christ. Deus Volt
to be their battle cry. The
ssage of this scavenging army
marked by raping, thievery,
on and scandal to a degree not
iown even in the bloodiest of
Icient warfare. This Christian
i\ almost met with disaster in
encounter with the Turks at
ntioch, but was saved by an
ed miracle, the discovery of a
lance, which by providing
desperate fighters with
tiewed courage saved this
usade. Thus the Christian
diers marched on to Jerusalem
cording to plan, subdued the
and, as history records,
krne.1 and slaughtered men,
biiicn and children within.
hose splendid treasures inside
Mosque of Omar were
Hpped away, and all evidence of
}rship of Allah was sys-
natically destroyed. In spring
the second crusade was
kmed under Conrad III of Ger-
any and Louis VII of France to
an end to Islam once and for-
er. But also the second cam-
fign. just like the first, deter-
I into a drunken and
acious nightmare, and ended
disaster. Thereafter a third
usade was formed during which
Jadin, the Great Sultan, op-
Richard the Lionhearted.
aladin had pledged to firmly
e the Moslem world behind
and to free Palestine from
fristian domination. Richard
Lionhearted did not succeed
wrestle Jerusalem from the
nds of Islam. The city came
der Turkish rule. In the years
" 1228 a fourth, fifth and
crusade was launched, till
ally in 1241 Jerusalem came
ce again under Christian
ination. Yet this occupation
i'd only 20 months, where-
W the city was again con-
ered by Islam, which prompted
uassacre of every Christian in
The year 1244 witnessed the
"f Jerusalem before the
I'Diless Khwarisons, where-
of the Holy City disappeared
significant history into the
plslrom of events which were
aping the vast empire of the
[tomans. The Turks were cruel,
ls f'pped Palestine of its sparse
ssessions, persecuted the Jews,
reduced Jerusalem to a
Jjerty-stricken city of beggars
nibble. Moreover, the land
stripped of all its trees and
to be completely reforested
Jewish pioneers after World
War II, when Palestine became a
British mandate.
It was under the British
mandate that Jerusalem's
troubled up-to-date history
began The city fared badly under
British administration. The
economical situation was
hopeless, sanitary conditions
deplorable. Officially there was
freedom of religion, yet de facto
frequently the access to syna-
gogues and the Wailing Wall, the
only remainder of the holy
temple, was denied the Jews by
the Arabs with full consent of the
British administration. The Holy
City was plagued by unholy
demonstrations, by explosions
and slaughter, and her streets
were splattered with blood.
Chaos marked the reign of
Britain. The city was kept in bad
repair, no money was wasted by
this administration except to
divide the city with barbed wire,
enclosing the Jews in undeclared
ghettos an easy prey for
British and Arab raiders. Tension
between Jews, Arabs and British
became unbearable until at last in
1947 the British mandate was
terminated, and the State of
Israel came into being.
DURING the War of
Independence, the eastern part of
Jerusalem was captured by
Jordan with the help of British
officers and British military
equipment. The gates of the old
city were cemented shut, and
thus the Israelis separated from
their Holy City and denied
worship at their sacred shrines.
Although access to the old city
was promised the Jews by the
United Nations under the ar-
mistice agreement, the city
remained inaccessible. Yet
churches, monasteries and
mosques were turned into Arab
strongholds, from which deadly
bazooka barrages were launched,
aimed at the civilian population,
not even sparing the famous
Hadassah hospital. The Arabs
could do so safely in the
knowledge that although the
Israelis would retaliate, they
would avoid hitting those
churches and mosques at all cost,
because the destruction of sanc-
tuaries of any kind would be
contrary to Judaic ethics. In
spite of those constant bombard-
ments and the heavy loss of life
amongst the civilian population,
the Jewish sector of Jerusalem
prospered, while the Jordanian
part remained impoverished.
In June 1967 Jerusalem
became eventually united again,
after the striking Israeli victory
in the memorable Six Day War.
At the outbreak of this war Israel
had pleaded with King Hussein
to keep Jerusalem free of battle
alas, this plea fell on deaf ears.
When finally those cement walls
dividing the Holy City came
tumbling down, the destruction
of Jewish property under Jor-
danian occupation came to light.
The ancient Jewish quarter was
obliterated, the synagogues
devastated, the cemetery on Mt.
Olive desecrated, and its markers
used as latrine stones. Also
churches and cloisters were in
poor repair. Yet no words of
protest were heard from the
ordinarily outspoken United
Nations, nor a reprimand from
the Vatican. Where was the papal
outcry over the deliberate
destruction of godly property?
As a matter of fact, mankind
turned away in silence.
During the past 10 years
Jerusalem under Israeli adminis-
tration became a beautiful city,
bustling with life, economically
sound and prosperous, with
opportunities for Jews and Arabs
alike. All places of worship have
been restored and made acces-
sible to everyone. (If King Faisal
swore not to worship in the
Mosque of Omar as long as
Jerusalem was under Israeli
sovereignty, it would be his
privilege.)
JERUSALEM became a
cultural and scientific center from
which the entire Middle East
could prosper. Its beautiful new
Hadassah Hospital, embedded in
the Judean Hills, is famous not
only for serving Jews and Arabs
alike but for drawing the sick
and ailing from all over Europe to
seek healing from the hospital's
famous physicians, dedicated
nurses and ultra-modern equip-
ment and techniques. Also, the
old hospital on Mt. Scopus,
which saw the massacre of an
entire generation of young
physicians and medical staff by
the Arab Legion in conjunction
with the British Army, has been
rebuilt. Obviously, Jerusalem
could become a radiant city, and
set an example for the rest of the
world and become once more the
Holy City King David fashioned
her to be, if Jerusalem just would
be left alone. Yet, unfortunately,
politics and international in-
trigues won't let the Holy City
rest.
My arguments, reinforced by
the foregoing brief historical
report, should have made it
obvious by now that Israel is
capable of restoring Jerusalem to
its greatness, and guarantee
freedom of religion, education
and commerce for all its citizens,
and therefore should retain
Jerusalem as her capital. It
should be obvious by now that
Israel's claim to the city, based
on historical, religious and moral
grounds is fully justified.
Yet as strong and valid as my
arguments may be, they may be
futile in a society whose morals
and ethics have been perverted
by the gods of the Mighty Dollar
and the Almighty Oil.
Angry Rabin Book
Launches All-Out War Against Labor's Peres
Continued from Page 1
wing that it would not support
the government unless Peres was
appointed minister.
IN AN interview with Israel
TV, Peres said he had served in
the Hagana, the Israel Defense
Force, and the defense establish-
ment from his early youth. He
said he had been one of the men
inducted into the IDF, at its very
inception, by the first Chief of
Staff, (Jen. Yaacov Dori.
"My number was easy to
remember," Peres said. "It was
54466." He said he had started
out as a commander of a unit, and
ended up 27 years later as
Minister of Defense.
Peres noted that the element of
revenge was sometimes much
stronger in political autobiog-
raphies than the historical record,
"but I am sure that the truth will
come out one day ."He added:
"I am at peace with myself. My
memory is intact."
Rabin alleged in the book that
"53 hours after the Air France
airliner was hijacked to Entebbe
(Airport in Uganda in July,
1976), Peres had not fulfilled the
minimum requirement of a
Defense Minister, to ascertain
from the commanding officers the
military options "
BUT PERES had a totally
different version: "I am happy
that on the eve of the operation,
Rabin joined in the decision to
carry out the raid, and the
Cabinet approved it."
On the illicit Rabin Washing-
Yitzhak Rabin
ton bank account, which finally
brought him down, Rabin wrote
that six months before the ac-
count was exposed, a "well-
known" Israeli journalist had
informed one of his aides that
certain circles in the Labor Party
knew of the account and planned
to use it to discredit him. These
circles even sent an investigator
to Washington. Rabin ignored
the warning, and this was, he
wrote, his "tragic mistake."
Peres said he thought the book
would do its author a great deal
of harm, and indicated that
Rabin must realize that if Peres
ever became Prime Minister, he
Egyptian Visas in Demand
TEL AVIV (JTA) There
has been a sudden spurt in the
number of Egyptian visas for
Israelis who wish to visit that
country, it was reported by the
Israeli Foreign Ministry special
office for visas to Egypt.
The office said it had received
59 visas in one batch. Until now,
visas dribbled in in ones or twos.
ISRAELI CIRCLES assume
that the increase in the number of
visas is the result of talks held
earlier between Foreign^Minister
Moshe
Minister of State for Foreign
Affairs Boutros Ghali. During a
meeting between the two men at
Day an's home, the Israeli
Foreign Minister expressed
disappointment with the slow
pace of visa approvals by Egypt.
Hundreds of Israeli visa ap-
plications were being held up in
Cairo, Dayan told Ghali. The
Egyptian official, who was in
Israel to participate in the
autonomy talks, told Dayan that
the delay was due to bureaucratic
snafus.
would not make a place for Rabin
in his government. Rabin, in his
book, said that he would never
want to serve under Peres as
Prime Minister.
PERES EXPANDED the
verbal battle with a declaration in
Yediot Achronot that it should be
remembered Rabin was ousted as
Prime Minister not because of
any action by Peres but because
of the discovery of the Rabin
bank account in Washington.
The controversy revived the
situation of 1976 when the issue
of the Labor Party's leadership
was also Peres versus Rabin.
Some sources said Allon might
emerge as the central figure in
the Labor Party because of the
bitter public clash between Rabin
and Peres.
Observers agreed that the
Rabin charges had left Israelis
bewildered and wondering who
was running Israel and who could
run Israel. Israelis were troubled
by an ailing, though recovering
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin, and an ailing Cabinet in
which personal and ideological
rifts repeatedly sparked fights
between the ministers,
situation publicly criticized by
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan
last week.
Even the Labor Alignment
opposition, seeking to capitalize
on the disarray in the ruling
Likud and even maneuvering to
move up the elections in that
hope, was obviously split by
internal disputes.
THE ISRAELI public had
scarcely absorbed Dayan's
sweeping charges of incom-
petence in the Begin government,
when the Rabin blasts were pub-
licized by television. Rabin, in
Bucharest, was not expected to
be back in Israel for several days.
Asked by telephone about Peres'
counterblast, Rabin refused to
comment on any aspect of his
charges against Peres.
The Labor Party leadership
held a closed meeting and the
leaders decided to impose a total
news blackout on their dis-
cussions. It was learned,
however, that some of Peres'
supporters wanted Rabin ousted
from the party leadership, and
ousted immediately. Their argu-
ment was that the situation was a
tumor that must be cut out and
the sooner the better.
But other Labor leaders said
the party should try to dampen
the dispute rather than let it
grow in ferocity. Some of the
leaders expressed deep regret
that Rabin chose this time to cast
aspersions at the party when it
was making excellent progress in
emerging from its crisis.
THE NEWEST rift came after
months of efforts by Labor
leaders to rehabilitate the party
after it lost power in 1977 to
Likud after uninterrupted control
from the start of the State. The
party appeared to have accepted
Peres' leadership.
Even Allon, who had been con-
sidered a candidate for the
party s leadership, soon accepted
Peres as a leader. But Rabin
remained silent until the tele-
vision report made clear his total
rejection of the Peres party
leadership.
Rabin's supporters, coming to
his defense, cited a statement in
the memoirs of Moshe Sharett,
who served as both Foreign
Minister and Prime Minister,
that he lacked confidence in
Peres. But the main criticism of
Rabin involved not ideology but
his personal attack on Peres.
OTHER speculation centered
on Dayan, with some observers
saying that his criticism of the
present government suggested he
was ready for another major
move, including the possibility of
his rejoining the Labor Party, or
a bid to lead a new party which,
given the rifts in the two major
parties, might emerge as a strong
political grouping.
Meanwhile, many Likud
ministers said they felt that the
Rabin-Peres squabble could not
have come at a better time, in
view of Dayan's stinging
criticism of the government.
Some felt that the Labor
Party's preoccupation with its
own Pandora's Box of troubles
would prevent it from being a real
threat to the Likud government.
Mapam, a partner in the Labor
Alignment, was maintaining a
careful watch on the develop-
ments arising out of Dayan a
criticisms and Rabin's book.


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