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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:
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ffiJemsti Fllaridliiaim
,1 Number 29
Of Tampa
Tampa, Florida Friday, October 19,1979
C FndSKochti
Price 35 Cents
CLC Chiefs Withdraw Arafat Invite
IOSF.PH POLAKOFF
Iashington -
- Walter Fauntroy,
[of the prime movers
0g American Black
rs toward inducing the
government to deal
the Palestine Libera-
[Organization, has an-
ced that he has with-
his invitation to
; Chief Yasir Arafat to
I the U.S. and has also
led a series of 10
rational forums" on
Vliddle East and the
|tinian question sched-
>y the Southern Chris-
leadership Conference
C).
Itroy, who is chairman of
ft,C Board and the District
(umbia's delegate to the
lit Kepresentatives, and
fcseph Lowery, president of
JLC, had both met with
in Beirut last month and
^d1 hat they would receive
irafat a promise that the
PLO will cease its terrorist ac-
tivities.
FAUNTROYS announcement
followed a six-point message to
the SCLC from Arafat indicating
that the PLO would observe a
ceasefire in south Lebanon but
would engage in renewed hos-
tilities against Israel.
The PLO statement was issued
after Rev. Jesse Jackson left
Beirut after an 11-day five-nation
Mideast tour which included
Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and
Lebanon. Before leaving Beirut,
Jackson, who is the head of Oper-
ation PUSH, claimed that the
PLO had "seized the initiative"
by declaring a ceasefire in south
Lebanon.
The declaration, however,
made no mention of ending
terrorist activity against Israel.
Fauntroy said Arafat's cease-
fire declaration was inadequate
and that it does not guarantee an
end to terrorism in Israel or on
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
THE BLACK leader said on a
local radio interview that "I
intend to withhold any invitation
to Mr. Arafat until there is some
clear indication that he is pre-
pared to at least respond to our
initial request to a moratorium on
violence everywhere, including
inside the nation of Israel."
Fauntroy also said the SCLC
would not launch its education
forums on the Mideast until "we
get a clearer understanding of
what their (PLO) intentions are
in respect to the moratorium."
Regarding the Lebanon cease-
fire, he added, "That for me is not
adequate. It has to be a unilateral
and across-the-board moratorium
including acts of violence inside
Israel." There was no immediate
comment from Lowery.
LAST FRIDAY, the State
Department expressed skep-
ticism over the Lebanon ceasefire
which it termed "shaky" but
"holding." The ceasefire was, in
fact, in effect before Arafat's
message to Fauntroy saying the
PLO would observe it. Faunt-
roy's statement followed an
exchange of cables between the
SCLC in Atlanta and Arafat.
Fauntroy considered Arafat's
first message inadequate and
cabled for "clarification." The
Continued on Page 10
Fighting Prejudice in U.S.
Termed an'Unfinished Task'
Egypt Determined to Open
>/ Aviv Embassy Next Febuary
JERUSALEM (JTA) Egypt is determined to
its Embassy in Tel Aviv February 26, 1980 even if
(is no progress in the autonomy talks, Israel Radio
ed from Paris, quoting Egypt's Minister of State for
rn Affairs, Butros Ghali.
Ihali told Israel Radio that Egypt aspired to
^then the normalization process with Israel,
/er, he added, that if the negotiations fail, and Israel
[ake no concessions until April, 1980, the Egyptian
n Ministry would recommend the convening of an
itional convention under the auspices of the United
is, with the participation of both the United States
^e Soviet Union. He said a special committee in the
Ministry was already working on this con-
stifies in Washington
By RUTH E. WAGNER
"Fighting prejudice against
minorities is an unfinished task
of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews," said NCCJ
senior vice president Donald W.
McKvoy, when he spoke at the
first Cody Fowler Lecture, held
at Beth Israel Synagogue on Oct.
9.
McEvoy reported on a Lou
Harris poll of "Current American
Attitudes Towards Blacks,
Hispanics. Women, Jews and
Catholics," which was a 50th
anniversary project of the NCCJ.
The results were, according to
McEvoy. good news and bad
news all the way. "The good news
is that the intensity of prejudice
in the U.S. seems to be drop-
ping, but the bad news is
that significant numbers of
Americans still hold prejudices,
still believe some of the old
negative stereotypes about
minorities, or are so ignorant
about past abuses that fewer
people would come to the aid of
attacked groups today than in
earlier years."
On the "good" side, the recent
poll showed strongly that most
Americans give intellectual
assent to the concept of full
equality and seem ready to move
forward in concrete ways to
achieve this. Despite much media
publicity, people accept actions
for school desegregation, equal
opportunity in the job market,
integrated housing and other
economic problems of minorities
and women, he said.
McEvoy felt, therefore, that
the time is ripe for private and
Continued on Page 6
Robert Kittrell, Bay Area executive director of the
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Donald
McEvoy, senior vice president for national program
development NCCJ, and Rabbi Nathan Bryn, Con-
gregation Beth Israel, share a brief moment before the
Cody Fowler Lecture at Beth Israel Synagogue.
Photo: by Audrey Haubenstock
imigre Speaks Out on the Plight of Soviet Workers
MI H ROSENKRANZ
j Cherf, one of the recent
[emigres in the Tampa
|f ty, returned from
an, D.C. and the Inter-
[Sakharov Hearings in
>sh Hashanah with his
[It was an especially
[way to begin the New
Cherf had gone to
m to testify on "Socio-
Rights of Soviet
The Workers'
public statements
conditions they left
Russia is not some-
of the newly-arrived
are willing to do. But
a particularly exas-
experience and was
step forward to draw
to the plight of the
vorkers. And, as he puts
te out in Russia, too."
that speaking about
problems in Russia is
quite all right. It is speaking
about others or speaking as
though you represented others
that gets you into difficulty.
Consequently, in Russia "we
spoke only about ourselves, but
we really meant many other
people, too," Cherf related.
HIS BEING in Washington
was a direct result of his an-
swering an ad in New Russian
Word, a Russian language news-
paper now being published in
New York. The advertisement
asked for people willing to
discuss problems faced in Russia.
He responded, and then for ova-
six months he heard nothing. He
then was contacted but was
asked if he would cover a very
broad subject. Said Cherf, "They
wanted me to do entirely too
much work and research in
developing such a big topic. I
told them I would be willing to
tell about my own experience but
that was all. Well, the next thing
I knew, they sent me a ticket to
Gerald Cherf
Washington to testify at the
Sakharov Hearings."
The International Sakharov
Hearings are held every two
years. The first conference was in
Denmark in 1975, in 1977 they
were held in Rome, this year the
United States and in 1981 they
will be held in London. These
hearings are held to discuss
"Human Rights in the Soviet
Union." In opening remarks, it
was stated that these public
hearings are designed "to defend,
not to accuse. Accusation and
punishment are not part of the
purpose."
"While it is common for
emigrants to cast disfavor on the
country they have abandoned,
there is now sufficient evidence to
state that these proceedings are
part of the international
movement for the defense of
human rights in the USSR," said
Valery Chalidze, editor of "A
Workers' Movement in the
USSR?" in introductory remarks
to the opening of the Sakharov
Hearings.
Dr. Andrei Sakharov, for
whom these proceedings are
named, is a Russian physicist
and the father of the Russian H
bomb. He is now retired, residing
in Moscow and has taken up the
dissident cause in Russia. He has
not asked to emigrate, preferring
to stay within his country and
work for the improvement of
human rights for his fellow
countrymen.
CHERF'S presentation was
Made on the opening day of the
V. -arings at a session chaired by
Son. Daniel P. Moynihan (I)"..
NY.). The chairman of the day
was Lane Kirkland, secretary
Ueasurer, AFL-CIO. In the
program, Cherf was listed as
"Former Soviet engineer from
Kharkov. Testimony on invol-
untary labor on collective farms. '
The transcript of Cherf s
testimony is headed, "Former
Continued on Page 5


Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, Octoben
'Star Trek'Is Coming
The Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center is sponsoring an
exclusive benefit showing of
"Star Trek the Motion Pic-
ture" on Dec. 20.
Sharon Mock, vice president in
charge of wavs and means, has
announced the appointment of
Leah Davidson as chairman for
this year's Jewish Community
Center unique fundraiser.
Assisting Leah on this benefit
performance will be Karen
Solomon and Marlene Steinberg,
ticket sales; Jean Sandberg.
Roberta Zamore. Sue Bo rod,
Alice Rosental. and Blossom
Leibowitz special arrangements:
COUNCIL THRlFi
^Hijpl
Sharon Mock
Jane Finkelstein and Marsha
Levine, publicity.
The public is invited to take a
trip on the stars hip "Enterprise"
on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.
at the Brit ton Plaza Cinema.
Tickets are on sale today.
Contact JCC board members
or call the Jewish Community
Center for further information.
Fran Bernstein, co-
chairman of the Council
Thrift Shop, is looking at
the merchandise which has
been donated by members
of the National Council of
Jewish Women.

Window shoppers gazing at the fine apparel in the',
Shop window. This is one of the many projects
Tampa Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Won
has sponsored for many years.
Photos by Audrey Haubentfock
USF Psychologist Speaks ^borah Hoffman r
To Federation Women
The Women's Division of the
Tampa Jewish Federation held
an open board meeting for
members and guests. Thursday,
Oct. 11. Guest speaker was
Sandy Garcia. Ph.D.. clinical
psychology. Department of
Psychology, at the University of
South Florida
Dr. Garcia has traveled ex-
tensively throughout the Middle
East. Europe and South America
and has lived and worked in
Israel.
Dr. Garcia gave a very
thought-provoking, informative
presentation on "Black Jewish
Relations." Her interpretation of
fact and fiction gave everyone an
insight into several ethnic group
problems.
She questioned the media
coverage of Jesse Jackson's
every move and wondered where
is the voice of moderation. Her
interpretation of fact and fiction
gave everyone an insight into
Rodeph Sholom
USY Set Dinner
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
United Synagogue Youth will
have a paid-up membership pro-
gressive dinner Saturday. Oct.
27, followed by a sleep-in.
The group will meet at the
synagogue at 7 p.m. for Hav-
dalah services. Reservations
must be made with Julie Sandier
by Oct. 21.
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Her book. Cost of Integration is
soon to be published.
Deborah Hoffman has won The
Juilliard School of Music's
Arthur Ross Foundation Prize,
an award of $6,000. She is also a
prize winner in the "th Inter-
national Harp Competition in
Israel, held in September.
For the finals. Miss Hoffman
performed Ravel's "Introduction
and Allegro and Naom Sheriff's
Essay for Harp and String
Quartet." a work commissioned
for the competition. The jury was
headed by harpist N'icanor
/.abaleta.
Miss Hoffman is the daughter
hi Florida Gulf Coast Symphony
conductor Irwin Hoffman and
violinist Fsther Glazer Hoffman.
The iy> tar-old it currently in her
second year at The Juilltard
School of Music in New York
City. She will appear as soloist
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riday,
October 19,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
Young Leadership
Hosts First Meeting
Avid Schuster is leading the parade of
[ildren in his preschool class. Each
iild made an Israeli flag and Torah and
\rried them in honor of Simchat Torah.
Photos by Audrey HaubenstocK
Hal
Bill Kalish, a member of the
Congregation Kol Ami board of direc-
tors, is explaining the Sukkoth symbols
to Melissa Field. The children held and
waved the lulav, the etrog, the willow,
and the myrtle.
Young Leadership, Level I
group, held the first meeting of
the year on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7
p.m. at the home of chairmen, Dr.
Barry and Lili Kaufmann.
Marsha Kerstein, president of
the Orlando Jewish Federation,
was guest speaker. Her topic
was, "An Experimental Evening
in Jewish Identity." Her
provocative presentation was
enthusiastically accepted by the
group, which closed the evening
with a discussion.
The Young Leadership Group
plans a series of five informal
gatherings and a regional retreat
,ocal ORT Delegates Attend Convention
I The Tampa Bay Region dele-
ites of Women's American ORT
] leave on Oct. 20 for their 25th
Eennial National Convention to
(held in Boston, Mass.
J Some 1,500 of their colleagues
^presenting 137,000 members in
|rer 1,100 chapters from coast to
ast, will participate in the
liberations which will usher in
100th year of ORT's global
id vocational-technical
criit ions.
Members of the Tampa Bay
^legation are: Gail Reiss,
Resident of the Region; Susan
Irimmer, chairman of the Execu-
Ive Committee; Judith Roth-
urd, vice president, Jewish
ommunity Relations; Gretchen
Hollander, president of the
Tampa Chapter; Gail Rabinsky,
vice president, St. Petersburg
Evening Chapter; Mary Mallin,
St. Petersburg Afternoon
Chapter, Jewish Community
Relations chairman.
Gail Reiss, who heads the
delegation, said, "The 25th Bi-
ennial Convention will herald a
century of service by ORT to the
Jewish people throughout the
world. ORT has provided new
lives for almost two million
people who have become pro-
ductive members of society over
the past 100 years. Women's
American ORT is the largest
member of the 40-nation ORT
family, and currently operates
October
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Community s
Calendar
Friday, Oct. 19
Candlelighting lime 6:37 p.m.)
:habad House USF: Wilderness Weekend, Southeast Conference
Df Jewish Students
turday, Oct. 20
sngregation Beth Israel, Chavuroh Group, home of Mr. and Mrs.
[lack Tuchman 8 p.m. Hadassah, Ameet Group, Theater night,
[The Fantasticks," Tampa Theater 8 p.m.
unday, Oct. 21
congregation Rodeph Sholom Men's Club Breakfast Temple
David Sisterhood homecooked Kosher Dinner at Shul
Congregation Kol Ami- Board Meeting -8 p.m.
londay, Oct. 22
sm pie Schaarai Zedek Board Meeting 8 p. m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Hadassah Bowling -a.m. ORT Day Group, Bridge Party 10 a.m.
o 2 p.m. Tampa Jewish Social Service Board Meeting 8 p.m.
lei School -Parents Meeting, Background Information for Science
fair Project 7:30 p. m.
Yedntsday.Oct. 24
lampa Jewish Federation Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Food Co-Op
t>t the Jewish Community Center 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. B no.
P'nth Youth Organization AZA and BBG at JCC 7:30 p.m. Con-
bregation Kol Ami Men's Club, Carrollwood Village Country Club 7
p.m. Congregation Beth Israel. Chavurah group at home of Mr.
pnd Mrs. Jack Tache 8 p.m.
lursday, Oct. 25
[ampa Jewish Federation, Women's Division, Presidents Round-
able Palma Ceia Country Club 11:30 a.m. Congregation Beth
irael, "Our Jewish Roots" lecture and discussion. Reservations 251-
275 Noon
fridty, Oct. 26
|Candlelighting time-6:31 p.m.)
iturday, Oct. 27
party-8 p.m.
j, Oct. 21
[ate of Israel Bonds Rodeph Sholom Dinner honoring Marilyn
nd Irving Weissman
to spotlight contemporary issues
in Jewish life. This series of
senvnars will bring together
current and future leaders in the
Tampa community so that they
can get to know each other better
and explore areas of common
interest.
The group will be comprised of
community members who are
participating in a Young
Leadership group for the first
time. Heading Young Leadership
Level I. in addition to the
Kaufmanns. are: Larry and
Harriet Cyment, Ralph and
Adrian Golub, Joseph Kerstein
and Gina Yaffin.
Write Your Autobiography
"Personal Life History
Writing for Older Adults,"
originally scheduled to begin in
early October at the Senior
Citizens Project at the Jewish
Community Center, will now
begin at a new time on Wed-
nesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m.
There will be no fee for the
class, which offers the mature,
experienced person a chance to
produce a full life autobiography
for his or her own satisfaction
and for children and grand-
children's benefit.
"We have had many people
inquire about this class, says
Donna Davis, coordinator of the
Senior Citizens Project, which is
open to anyone 60 or older in
Hillsborough County.
The two-hour long class will
meet weekly for about eight
weeks at the Jewish Community
Center.
Helen McCann, of the
Hillsborough County Adult
Education Program will teach the
class.
Gail Reiss
800 schools in 20 countries, with
an annual student enrollment of
100,000. The largest single ORT
network is in Israel."
Hoffman
Conducts in
Great Britain
Maestro Irwin Hoffman is in
Great Britain this month to
conduct seven concerts with the
BBC Welsh Symphony and the
BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestras.
Of special interest is the world
premiere of his son Joel Hoff-
man's "Concerto for Violin, Viola
and Cello," performed by
principal players of the BBC
Welsh Symphony and conducted
by Maestro Hoffman. Joel, who
is professor of composition at the
College Conservatory of Music at
the University of Cincinnati, will
be in Cardiff for the performance.
Hoffman will return to the Bay
Area in time to open the 1979-80
Florida Gulf Coast Symphony
season with concerts in Tampa on
Oct. 25, in St. Petersburg on Oct.
27, and in Dunedin on Oct. 28.
Beth Israel
Masquerade
Dance
Beth Israel Sisterhood an-
nounces its 21st annual
Masquerade Gala Dance.
Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 p.m.
in the synagogue, 2111 Swann
Ave.
The Prime Time Orchestra will
play for listening and dancing.
There will be special en-
tertainment and door prizes. A
late night buffet will be served;
costumes are optional, but there
will be a prize for the best and
most original.
For reservations, cell Gertrude
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Friday. October ||t |
A Lesson for SCLC
The decision of the Southern Christian Leader-
ship Conference to withdrew its invitation to
Palestine Liberation Organization Chief Yasir Arafat
to come to the United States tells two stories.
The less important one is that, judging from the
general press, one would hardly know that the in-
vitation has been withdrawn. After all, there is no
blood in that, no divisiveness in that, no scare head-
lines an editor can plaster across his front page in
that as he did when SCLC spokesmen were
galavanting all over Araby last month and singing
with Arafat, "We shall overcome."
The second story is that it ought to be a lesson
in politics for the SCLC. There are no quick solutions
to the Middle East dilemma, as surely the Rev. Jease
Jackson, among other American Black leaders, have
come to believe. Nor is the dilemma, as they have
come to believe, purely the result of "Israeli intran-
sigence," a phrase Araby throws around with the
glib ease it reserves for hiking the price on a barrel of
oil.
Now that Jackson et al. recognize that not their
best intentions in the world will dissuade Yasir
Arafat from bis appointed rounds of terror against
Israel, that not their best rendition of "We shall
overcome" can in fact overcome the PLO's funda-
mental scheme for the Jewish -State, perhaps the
tensions that SCLC raised in the Black and Jewish
communities of the country can be resolved.
We say perhaps because it is a certainty that
once angry voices, once angry charges are leveled
against Jews anywhere, it is difficult to still them.
Zionist Leadership Conference
The roster of speakers due to appear at the
International Leadership Conference sponsored by
the Zionist Organization of America on Miami Beach
Oct. 24 to 28 is as brilliant as it can be. From Israel
Ambassador to the United States Ephraim Evron to
former NATO Chief Gen. Alexander Haig to U.S.
Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan (D., N.Y.) to Theodore R.
Mann, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organizations, and many
more, it is a distinguished panoply of talent that will
address the deliberations of the conference.
A distinctive feature of the conference is that it
is hemispheric; representatives of Zionist
organizations in Canada and Latin America will
participate, along with their counterparts in the
United States.
The conference comes at a most difficult, indeed
painful, time in the history of the State of Israel and
world Jewry at large. And so the deliberations here
will be geared to an examination of the parallel issues
involving the troubled Jewish condition.
From our own point of view, we see the choice of
South Florida for the site of the conference as further
acknowledgement of our community's pivotal role,
geographically and culturally, in the affairs of
Western Hemisphere Jewry.
That Time for Nobel noughts
TIME AND again. I have
written about the Nobel Prize aa
political instrument too often
unrelated to the are* of excellence
it racognizea. The criteria by
which we judge a great novelist
or poet, an innovative acienttat or
earth shaking humanist too
easily and too frequently take
second place to the Nobel
Academy's favorite political
cause of the year.
Consider, aay, Jorge Luis
Borgea for the Academy'a prize
in literature? That might well
depend on whether or not the
Academy's cozying up to Argen-
tina these daya. The reasoning
might go something like this:
DORGES IS a breathtaking
novelist and philosopher, all
right. Also, he's blind and
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growing older by the minute. He
may not be around next year for
us to enshrine him in the halls of
our immortala. If we do not give
him the prize right now, Borgea
may have to join the ranks of the
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other unheralded master*
the Nobel Academy snubbed!
whom, one would therefore t
the world has since lotto**,,
Joyce, Proust, Woolf, La
Pound, to name but a few.
Still, the Academy might i
we must gamble, and
must wait Argentina is ft
and the fact that Borrows.!
of the most outspoken <
and heartrending victim
Argentine fascism from i
earliest days of Juan Peroni
beside the point. For
Lutoslawski can not wait
gallant stand on the palace i
of the capital city in
Transylvania was last year'i i
heard round the world.
Without Lutosliwiki'i
courage against the
insurgent force seek
destruction of freedom i
Transylvania, an entire con
might today be enslaved and t
rise of the free world with it
BE IT KNOWN, too, dutal
his spare time Ladislaut
lawski is a poet of no
aiderable power. Nighttiml
of Sheepaheed Bay. Bn
whose gallant editor, Ym
Steinberg, is a 17-jre
director of the Central
vania Security Force in Behalfd
Democracy Abroad thei
Five Boroughs Chapter -
received a copy of the coll
works of Lutoslawski
the underground, "38 pages ini
Yussi Steinberg is now pr
a definitive Nighttime editions'
these poems on vellum which,!
says, were smuggled out)
the frontline action on the |
steps.
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rank with the rankest of Ch
Pablo Neruda. Anyway.
Transylvania today. Ar,
tomorrow even if it
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Horgcs is still alive.
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tudv Examines
When Harlem Was Jewish Community]
,f h>n -Ii-Miltt as
nntttv Th* .-wth 'lorwtin'. ut the FawJermllon
NEW YORK Jews and
Blacks lived peacefully together
in Harlem during the first two
decades of the twentieth century,
with the Jewish population
leaving largely for reasons of
upward mobility, says Dr.
Jeffrey Gurock, professor of
Jewish history at Yeshiva
University's Bernard Revel
Graduate School in his newly
released book, When Harlem
Was Jewish 1870-1930, published
by Columbia University Press.
"The first large incursion of
Blacks into Harlem, then a
predominently Jewish neigh-
borhood, did not precipitate a
mass exodus of Jews. Although
some opposed Black settlement,
more stayed, and lived har-
moniously with and among
Blacks until new economic op-
portunities and better built
neighborhoods beckoned in the
1920s. Indeed, Jews were among
the last whites to leave what was
to become the renowned Black
ghetto," Dr. Gurock aay a.
THE BOOK, which "grants
long overdue recognition to a
once important and until now
uncelebrated American Jewish
community," offers many
descriptions of heretofore
unknown or unrecognized events,
issues, and presonalitiea.
It also seeks to extend the
knowledge of issues such as
urban growth and decay, im-
migrant settlements and
relocations and internal Jewish
communal organization and
conflict. For Dr. Gurock, it ia on
this comparative and analytical
level. that there is most to be
gained.
Dr. Gurock believes that
previous historians of mid-
nineteenth century German-
American Jewish life centered
either on "the changing com-
munal structure of early Atlantic
coast Jewish centers under the
impact of large-scale Central
European migration, or upon the
trials and travels of the im-
migrant peddler the Jewish
component in America's manifest
destiny story who plies his
wares in the Western wilderness
and who ultimately succeeds in
establishing focuses of Jewish
economic and religious life in
most major entrepot cities on the
road."
He explains that "historians
recognize the absence of sub-
stantial communications between
the older Eastern centers and the
new pioneer communities of the
West, and have examined the
valiant attempts at national
unification initiated by several
groups of religious leaders within
a dispersed American Jewry. Yet
no one has analyzed the economic
life and community-building
activities to those other German
Jews who were neither really part
of the seaboard communities nor
of the remote midwestem set-
tlements the Jews of the early,
nineteenth century suburbs,"
which Harlem, New York's
uptown suburb, waa one.
A DETALIED atudy of turn of
the century East European
migration from the lower Eaat
aide to Harlem illuminate the
but
complex set of forces di
intra-city migration, up
many commonly held view
contemporary analysis, who
uptown migration as a '"
milestone" in the chi
economic and social life of
new American, and whom
that the poor and unaccui
immigrant at the turn <*
century had no option P
settle in the densely pop
run-down sections of toe
already occupied by n
ethnics and co-religionista.
Dr. Gurock explains
Harlem, at least after 1M
home to both poor and aT
Jews, and that, PPMe"?%
immigrants moved to W*
the hope of financial succe*
as a sign that they had
achieved that success.
"Many of the same
which pushed the poor out o
ghetto may well have
tributed. ironically,
persistence there of many"
more affluent felw*
migrants," he says.
AS ONE example I
maverick theory, Dr
cites new law up***
public park legislation,"
improving the P"?"* ;
ditionsrflifeontheLo**
Side, created more OS"*.
also more expensive bo*
the newly affluent
turers. dealers and sh
and inadvertently *,
poor Jews either to cro*o
friends and relatives
OaathwedeaPaf**
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riday. October 19. 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page5
Tf-
David Alan Smith
David Alan Smith will be called to the Torah
omorrnw morning at Congregation Rodeph
fcholom as a Bar Mitzvah. The son of Mr. and
jjrs. Ira Smith, he is a seventh grade student at
looker T. Washington Junior High School.
David is an active member of Kadima at
odeph Sholom Synagogue. His sister. Leslie,
I'ho will participate in the Saturday morning
ervice by reading from the Torah, was a Bat
*itzvah two years ago at Congregation Rodeph
Iholom this same weekend on which her brother
ow celebrates his Bar Mitzvah.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will host the Oneg Shabbat
bllowing the services Friday evening and a
bncheon Saturday at the Holiday Inn in honor of
bavid-
Special out-of-town guests will include David's
^andmothers, Esther G. Smith, Pittsburgh and
Mildred Friedlander, Bloomingdale, Mich,
bavid's aunts, uncles and cousins attending are
ir. and Mrs. Irving Rosenthal, Laurie and Joel,
pttsburgh; Mrs. Donald Benjamin, Cindy and
Icott. New York and Mrs. Richard Beile, Park
bdge, III.
David Smith
Black Leaders in Israel
Reject Jackson Stand on PLO Accord
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Seven
ick American civil rights
dera and trade union officials,
re is guests of Histadrut,
pressed abhorence this week
the Palestine Liberation
|ganization and said that while
in i ir.m Blacks hold a variety
pinion on the Middle East
lfliii. all agree that the U.S.
i support the existence of a
Israel within secure borders,
the same time, they said, they
iported self-determination for
Palestinian people.
In \ lews of the group were
Led in reporters by one of its
minis. Bayard Rustin, at a
Bs conference at Histadrut
dquarters, Rustin. executive
itin of the A. Philip Ran-
lph Institute, said that
nting recognition and respect
one terrorist organization
ant granting recognition to all.
D make the PLO respectable is
I making the Ku Klux Klan
pectable,' he said.
BS REMARKS contrasted
rplv with those of Rev. Jesse
ksori who has urged the U.S.
recognize the PLO and with
\ iew expressed until recently
officials of the Southern
islian Leadership Conference
t the PLO was moderating its
ilion.
lust in said his group did not
he to Israel in response to any
p Black American groups
might have preceded them.
[observed that just as Israelis
fr on questions of strategy
tactics, American Blacks
a variety of views on the
l)k'ins affecting a solution of
(Middle East conflict.
Jut he listed five points on
Ich, he said, there is total
reement among the various
ck American organizations.
PENING NOV. 20 SPECIAL
"WE BELIEVE that Israel,
the only democracy in the Middle
East, must exist in peace with
secure borders," Rustin said.
We, all of us. believe that the
I S.. its President and Congress,
must work to give Israel
adequate support to maintain a
free Israel with secure borders.
We also believe that the
Palestinians, like all other
peoples, should have the right for
self-determination.
"We oppose all expressions of
racism, anti-Semitism and
violence as a political solution
wherever they appear. And we
are deeply committed to continue
to strengthen the special historic
relationship that Blacks and
lews have maintained in the
U.S."
William Pollard, director of the
Civil Rights Department of the
AI'L-CIO, said his delegation
represents some 142 Black
American organizations. He said
he believed all of them oppose
acts of hostility in pursuit of
political aims. But. he added,
while they all believe Israel must
In allowed to exist in peace and
secure borders, the Palestinians
Have a right to self-
determinations.
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Citizens9Program Set
"With inflation on the rise, the
older adult is harder pressed than
many to make ends meet," says
Donna Davis, coordinator of the
Senior Citizens Project. The
Project is offering a special
seminar, "Employment Oppor-
tunities for Seniors, Wednesday,
Oct. 24, at 2 p.m.
Speakers from the Senior
Community Service Employment
Program, from Florida State
Employment Service's Older
Workers program, from the
Foster Grandparents Program
and other agencies will explain
how older people can get part-
time work that will supplement
their retirement income.
Anyone 60 or older in
Hillsborough County is welcome
to attend this and other activities
of the Senior Citizens Project at
the Jewish Community Center.
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Kharkov construction engineer
on compulsory work on
collective farms." (Cherf testified
in Russian which was simul-
taneously translated into
Knglish.) Cherf told that after
working nine years at a 'Lacquer
F'aint" plant as a construction
engineer and a member of the
trade union, he was ordered to
report back to work early from
vacation so that he could help
pick tomatoes at a collective
farm. For this he would be paid
the same wages he was presently
earning. A bus was to pick him
up every morning at the trade
union building and to return him
there at night. Cherf refused to
do this.
Ho went to various offices and
explained that he was not suited
to pick tomatoes. "I am by pro-
fession an engineer, a chemist
and technician specializing in
lacquers, colors and lacquer
paints.
"I explained that I had not
applied for work on a collective
farm, but had joined the trade
union to work as a construction
engineer and produce decorative
equipment which is in great
demand by very many industrial
agricultural enterprises."
Cherf went on to explain that
his wages were cut by one-fourth,
but his work responsibilities
remained the same. He appealed
this decision to the trade union's
arbitration commission "... as
being groundless and in violation
of the labor laws of the USSR and
of the Ukrainian SSR according
to which the administration for
an enterprise does not have the
right to transfer one of its em.-,
ployees to a jdb that is not1
stipulated in the contract, and
without his agreement."
CONTINUING his story,
Cherf related the various com-
mittees and meetings he went
through in an attempt to retain
his pay and his job and not go to
pick tomatoes. The order had
come down that so many workers
were to be assigned to help
harvest the crop, and it wafc
somebody's responsibility to get
the workers there..
At one point in this saga, Cherf
was told. "Wedo not understand
one thing. How can a person who
was born in the Soviet age, who
finished a Soviet school, who
works as a manager in a Soviet
enterprise, who receives a first-
rate apartment from the Soviet
government, and who has
finished a Soviet institution of
higher learning, and so forth, fall
to such depths?"
Cherf concluded his testimony
by relating the final judgment
against him. "At the end, the
meeting, which had lasted past
midnight, resolved: To declare a
citizens' boycott of me in the
trade union organization, so that
I would completely come to feel
profoundly the strength of Soviet
collectivism and of universal
socialist solidarity.' '
Cherf worked under these con-
ditions for several weeks and
then moved his family to another
city and began a new job. There
is no reference system in tUe
USSR so he was able to begin
fresh.
Gerald, his wife Svetlana, and
their three children Raphael,
Michael and Marguerita arrived
in St. Petersburg in January 1977
and moved to Tampa in August
1978. Svetlana works at a restau-
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settled in his field, and the
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, October 19,19
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By LESLIE AIDMAN '
(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470) \
f
Hip, hip, hooray for Betty Wootf, who celebrated her 75th
birthday at an open house given in her honor by her son and
daughter-in-law, Dr. Walter and Millie Woolf. The lovely hors
d'oeuvres and dessert party was given on Sunday, Oct. 14, at
Millie and Walter's home on Davis Islands. In town for the big
affair were some of Betty's family, including her brother and
sister-in-law San and Ethel Dinerman from Delray Beach,
sister-in-law Rath Dinerman from Marblehead, Mass., and
grandchildren Andrea and Eric Woolf from Gainesville, where
they both attend the University of Florida.
Betty, who resides at the Jewish Towers, has been a
volunteer with Chai Dial-a-bus since it began. Many of her
friends from Dial-a-bus, from the Jewish Towers, and from the
Presbyterian Village, where she used to live, celebrated with
Betty on the 14th. Our love and many more happy and healthy
years on this auspicious occasion, Betty!
Congratulations to Andrea Woolf and Fern Rabinowitz,
who were chosen "little sisters" of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity at
the University of Florida in Gainesville. Also at the University
of Florida, Cacld Levy is a pledge of Delta Delta Delta sorority,
and Fern Rabinowitz is pledging Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. It
obviously doesn't take long for these freshmen to become active
and involved.
Correction: Fredda Brinen was invited to pledge Alpha
Epsilon Phi sorority at the University of Florida, in Gainesville.
(We mixed up the sorority name last week) Sorry, Fredda!
A School of Music comes to the Tampa Jewish Community
Center! This marvelous opportunity is open to aspiring
musicians of all ages (from pre-schooler to senior citizen) with
beginner classes and private lessons available on all orchestral
instruments (including clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon,
drums, piano, violin, cello, flute, tuba, French hom, and on and
on). Also, Suzuki instruction for pre-schoolers will be offered
once a week. Organizing this exciting program are Donald Zegel
(trombonist with the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony and director
of the University of Tampa Jazz Ensemble) and Pate Pies of the
Jewish Community Center. Though an open house and
registration has already been held, it's not too late to sign up, so
call Pate at the JCC and get strumming!
Leslie OsterweU, president of the parents group of the
Jewish Community Center pre-school, announces a change in
plans for their big annual fund raiser. Their winter festival and
famous'' spaghetti dinner is now planned for Sunday, Feb. 3
(this was changed from the previous date of Dec. 9 due to a
calendar conflict). Jane Spector will serve as festival chairman,
and Al and Jackie Junas (who still carry the aroma of oregano
from last year's dinner) will chair the spaghetti dinner. We all
look forward to this wonderful family day.
Oct. 8 the Sisterhood of Congregation Schaarai Zedek had
its first luncheon meeting of the year. Following a wine and
cheese social hour, the October circle (with chairman Kay Jacobs
at the helm) served a marvelous spaghetti lunch complete with
home-baked brownies for dessert. Following lunch, Christy
Reddish professional coordinator of Russian Resettlement for
Tampa Jewish Social Service, gave a short talk covering the
various aspects of TJSS and specifically the resettling of 18
Russian Jew, in Tampa th year. ^jSSTS^SZ
for this coming year. ^SS^fSfTSS her husband and
Sh^r-^monragl. S ^Si^SS
Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood will be having a most successful
"'On Saturday. Oct. 27. at 8 p.m.. 'h\ev^n C*a.?*'g
Women's American ORT is having a B>*J^J^? "^
in the recreation building of Granada Apartments^ Complete
with canapes, a disc jockey, and prizes for the ^^*
promises tobe a really fun evening for ;alL So gojto your_closet
and pull out a black and white outfit (whether it J"^
skunk costume) and come to this terrific ORT party. Workmg
on this event are: So* Rozanczyk. Susan Sdwarti. Bart*
Goldstein. Gretchen Hollander, Karen Bentley and Michelle
Winnick. .....
"Hadassah on Parade" was the title of the musical skit
written by Betty Tribble (vice president of fund raising) for the
chapter meeting which was held Oct. 17 at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek.
Participants in the skit were the various chairmen and vice
presidents of fund raising including: EUie Fishman andI Dorothy
Skop, donor coordinators; Margery Stern, ad book editor,
Martha Kravetz. ad book chairman; Minnie Power, cards and
certificates chairman; Diane Luloff, eyebanks chairman; Urace
Katz, trees chairman: Elizabeth Shalett. Hadassah supplies:
Mimi Weiss. Youth Aliyah; Patty Kalish. bowling president;
Cheryl Yudis- New You Day" chairman; and Sharon Cross -
theater night chairman.
The skit and songs were about all of the fund-raising
functions (both ongoing ones and new ones). Presiding over the
meeting was president Diana Anton; vice president of
programming, Doris Rosenblatt, and Betty Tribble.
Used clothing and furniture, plants, pillows and baked
goods will turn into library equipment for Berkeley Preparatory
School through the magic of the Giant Thrift Sale, sponsored by
the Ladies of Berkeley on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. at 320 North Boulevard, the old Tampa Bay Arts Center
near the old fairgrounds.
There'll be second-hand clothing, furniture, housewares,
toys, books, jewelry (new and used), a giant nursery department
with topiary and potted plants, and baked goods. A crafts
department will feature gift-giving items for the holidays.
Chairmen for Berkeley's Giant Thrift Sale are Barbara
Gilchristand Elinor Fishman.
Committee chairmen include: Thelma Dreyer, Emilia
Martinez. Jan Chadwick. Bobbie Taub. Betty Waine, Rheda
Bloom, Ruth Adrian, Adrienne Tavares, Tiba Mendelsohn.
Carolyn Heller. Lili Kaufmann. and Suzanne Fyvolent.
Meet a family who lived in Tampa for two years, then
moved away, for two years, and now moved back to the Beach
Park area of Tampa about 15 months ago Laura and Dr.
Stephen Kreitzer. The Kreitzers have three sons. 7-vear-old
Joshua (who is in the third grade at Hillell, 4-year-old Jason,
and 2-year-old Ethan (both attend the Jewish Community
Center Pre-School). Stephen is a pulmonary physician in private
practice. Both Laura and Stephen are originally from New York
but have lived in a number of places including two years in
Brookline, Mass., where Stephen had a pulmonary fellowship.
The Kreitzers are members of Rodeph Sholom Congregation,
where Stephen is on the board of directors for both the
synagogue and for the Hillel School. He is also past membership
vice president of B'nai B'rith. Laura is education vice president
of Hadassah and a member of ORT and her Sisterhood. Though
you've already been here a while, we want to say, "A warm
welcome back to Tampa!"
Until next week.....
Connally's Mideast Plan
Essentially, He Seeks Return to Borders of '48
Fighting
Prejudice
'Unfinished
movi|
Continued from Page 1
government agencies to
forward decisively u, elimZ
discriminatory situations in^T
country.
THE NCCJ poll also reveaU
that many Americans are
completely unaware of tb
problems minorities fa,
Regarding Blacks, HispanicgJ
women, a majority of those polled
did not think problems existed
that minority members faced
against every day. But whei
educated as to the reality i
minority problems, most peopl,
agreed the situations involved
were wrong.
Regarding anti-Catholic aid
anti-Jewish feelings, the majority
of those polled said that, in effect,
these groups have "made it" and
no longer have serious problem
in the U.S. Most Americans wen
so ignorant of actual past history
in the U.S. and Europe that
many thought neither Catholia
nor Jews had ever faced per-
secution, the poll found.
Between this ignorance and
current views that both group
are fully accepted now. McEvoj
fears that if trouble ever comes,
fewer non-Jews would rise up to
defend and help Jews than is
past decades.
McEvoy reminded the
audience that the poll predated
the current flare-up between
Blacks and Jews about Andrei
Young. He feels that Blacks see
Jews as a sub-group of racut
whites, and that Jews see Blacks
as part of the old anti-Semitic
Gentile society. McEvoy s point
is that Blacks and Jews, he-ini
both risen out of slavery, and
having a history in the United
States of a common struggled
dignity and acceptance on their
own terms in a white. Gentile
nation, will again join forca
when the current rift is healed.
McEvoy's conclusion is the
his group, the NCCJ, and othen
must work to stimulate the medii
and political leaders to increise
efforts to eliminate inequality
and discrimination in our society
now.
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Former Texas Go v. John Con-
nally. a declared candidate for the
1980 Republican Presidential
nomination, has outlined a nine-
point plan to settle the Arab-
Israeli conflict.
Discarding the Camp David
accords, which he said are now
"without form or effect," Con-
nally urged the U.S. to adopt "a
far more forceful American dip-
lomacy" and start "a new process
toward peace by presenting to
the parties a new set of principles
that will be the building blocks to
a fair and comprehensive settle-
ment."
CONNALLY unveiled his plan
in a 4,000-word address at the
Washington Press Club, the first
extensive discussion covering the
major elements in the Middle
East by any Presidential
aspirant. He called for Israel's
withdrawal to its pre-1967
borders except for "minor"
changes, a permanent U.S.
military presence in the Middle
East and a flow of cheaper oil
from the "moderate" Arab oil-
producing states in return for
Israel's withdrawal.
In broad aspects, theConnally
plan appeared to be the Rogers
Plan of December. 1969.
proposed by the then Secretary of
State William P. Rogers, plus
U.S. military guarantees with
support from the NATO coun-
tries and Japan and an assured
petroleum output for the indus-
trialized world at stable prices.
Conn ally said. "The only basis
for a Middle East peace settle-
ment is a balanced agreement
which meets Israel's require-
ments for peace and security
within recognized borders and
Arab requirements for the
evacuation of their territories
occupied in the 1967 war and
some form of Palestinian self-
determination."
CONNALLY indicated that
his views were inspired by the
letter earlier this year to Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
present Israeli government in-
tends to return the remaining
occupied territories, particularly
the West Bank."
mi nine atcess 10 an noiy places, -----~--------". .. l.
He maintained that his plan while the sovereignty would be sake the oil weapon in return w
"would meet the basic criteria" of based on "residence patterns" or Israel's withdrawal from
the Kingdom of Jordan."
f The future of Jerusalem
must meet criteria which would
include access to all holy places.
"A joint IsraelPalestiniaj
development bank should be
established in Jerusalem" wi
support by the Arab Organia
tion of Petroleum Exportinn
Countries members. Wester
Europe, Japan and the U.S.
"We must secure a deal
understanding" from Saudi
Arabia and other oil producers of ]
a return to "stable'' oil prk:
The Arabs must, in short, for-;
United Nations Security Council
Resolution 242 which "must
remain the bedrock of future
Arab-Israeli negotiations regard-
less of the forum and parties
engaged."
THE TEXAS political leader
who switched from the Demo-
cratic to the Republican Party
and served as Secretary of the
Treasury during the Nixon
Administration, proposed the
following points:
0 "Except for minor border
rectifications mutually agreed
upon, Israel must withdraw from
"a dual sovereignty for the entire
municipal region. If the nego-
tiations are deadlocked after six
months, the U.S. should step in
to mediate" the differences.
t "A customs union between
Israel and the Palestinian home-
land and possibly other states"
should be established-
occupied territories."
"The U.S. should organia
treaty alliance to cover
the
Middle East" as a guarantee ot
the ultimate settlement and M
protect the oil fields from "Sov
or terrorist interference.' TO
alliance should include Israel, t*
moderate Arab states, NATO
and Japan.
by "a number of America s most the West Bank, Gaza Strip and
prominent Jewish leaders and Golan Heights, all of which will
intellectuals that, he said urged be demilitarized. Israel would
Begin "to abandon his policy of however, be permitted to lease
creeping annexation of the West mUitary strongpoints in each of
Bank by means of his settlement these areas."
' '.. ... All Israeli civilian settle-
Connolly added. These ments must be withdrawn ^^^
leaders called Mr. Begin s West those areas.
Bank policy morally unaccept- ,
able and perilous to the demo- .J Palestinian people
cratic character of the Jewish shu!d c,de for themselves
State.'" He observed that "Un- *"*" they prefer the West
fortunately, very serious doubts Bank and .aza to be governed as
have arisen over whether the *" entirely independent entity or
to be an autonomous area within
Th Ian poi
Tne Cf '


October 19,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
f /
Y" M'f^f *f

r and Marilyn Weissman
ionds Event to Honor
ing, Marilyn Weissman
I and Mrs. Irving Weissman
honored with the Israel
Btions of Peace Award at a
r on behalf of State of Israel
on Sunday, Oct. 28, at
urn., at Congregation
Sholom, it was an-
by Mr. and Mrs.
rd Greenberg,
egation Rodeph Sholom
| Fin ml chairmen.
i over 50 years and three
^tms the Weissman family
en active in the affairs of
Rodeph Sholom
Ration. Irving's father,
and Marilyn's mother,
Irene Freid, are still
of the Congregation.
s father was the found-
sident of the Men's Club.
their family has been
|around Jewish life.
children have also
pated in synagogue affairs.
(now Mrs. Errol Pegler)
president of the USY,
Weissman was vice
fcnt of USY and is presently
pber of the Congregation
of Directors. Jack
nan was Florida Regional
entof AZA.
tive of Tampa, Irving had
Mitzvah at Rodeph
I, and he and Marilyn were
there. He served as
of the Men's Club and
sident of the synagogue,
was recording secretary
Sisterhood and had various
assignments. She was
mt of the Tampa Chapter
lassah and was the first
>nt of the Florida Region
ie Tampa area. She served
e national board of
Hadassah and is currently on the
regional board.
Mickey Freeman, the versatile
comedian who portrayed Pvt.
Zimmerman in the Sgt. Bilko
series, will be the guest
entertainer.
Mr. and Mrs. Greenberg point
out to holders of matured Israel
Bonds that such bonds do not
eam interest after the maturity
date. Furthermore, the State of
Israel cannot have full use of the
money which must be set aside
for redemption payments. If you
want the State of Israel to have
the full benefit of your continued
faith and participation in its
economic development, they
suggest you utilize your matured
bond for reinvestment now in the
current Israel Bond issue. Bring
your matured bond to this
meeting for this purpose.
Holders of Israel Bonds
maturing anytime in 1979 can
receive the full maturity value of
that bond immediately
regardless of the month of
maturity provided that it is
fully reinvested in a bond of the
next higher denomination.
The Chabad House "Sukkah-Mobile" visited the Tampa community during the
celebration of Sukkoth. Here it is seen on the USF campus, where the students and
faculty were offered cake, fruit and cider. Rabbi Lazar Rivkin is shown welcoming
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
F"day. October,
Daf Yomi
The Talmud
On Healing
By RABBI THEODORE BROD
Series on the Jewish Physician
(Continued)
"Heal us. O Lord and we shall be healed; Send perfect
healing for our every illness. (Be it Thy will, Lord, our God, to
grant Thy speedy and perfect healing of body and spirit to
......and to other sick in Israel.) For Thou art the faithful
merciful physician." (Traditional Sedur-Amida)
Judaism is firm in its belief that healing of illness comes
from God. Sickness is a problem of life that challenges the
religious, moral, and mental resources of man. The Lord is the
healer; but He has taught man rules of cleanliness and of
moderation that he may remain healthy. The Chasidim would
quip. "The To rah begins with "Beriahit Buru," first of all
' Buru," one must be Gezund (healthy). God is the healer; but
the physician is his "good messenger." Faith in God restores
man s health, but not to the exclusion of proper medication."
It has always been a religious duty to visit the sick and to
pray on their behalf. Public prayers are said for the sick during
the reading of the Torah. When a person is seriously ill, the
family may change his name. A new name such as Hayim (life),
Alter (old) or Haya and Alta for their feminine equivalents are
added to the existing name. The added name is intended to be a
Segila (good omen) that its bearer may live to grow to an old
age. Others believed that the change of name would confuse the
Angel of Death who would be charged to bring the soul of a
certain name and unable to find such a person (because of
change of name) would return empty-handed, thus giving the
sick time to recover from his illness.
FOLLOWING are some of the teachings of the
Babylonian Talmud on Health.
"An imaginary illness is worse than a disease."
"Wash face, hands and feet every day out of respect for
God."
"Bathing with hot water and not following it with cold
water is like inserting iron into a furnace and not afterward
plunging it into cold water."
"Three things never enter the body, yet the body derives
benefit: washing, annointing and exercise.
"Physical cleanliness leads to spiritual purity."
"Do not sit too much because it causes piles; nor stand too
long because it is bad for your heart; do not walk too much, it is
bad for the eyes. Spend a third of your waking hours sitting, a
third standing and a third walking."
"FOR GOOD health; eat a third, drink a third and leave a
third of your stomach empty."
"Three things weaken a man; fear, travel, and sin."
"Rinse your cup before and after drinking."
"Whoever eats without first washing his hands is as though
he had sex with a harlot."
"Teach a child to swim, for it will instill a liking for water."
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness."
"Runners cannot catch the man who ate breakfast."
"Do not make a habit of taking medicine."
"Wine enriches the blood."
"The egg, as to its nourishment, is a superior food."
"Dates (fruit) gives heat to the body, satisfy hunger and act
as a laxative."
"Drink water with your food and you with not suffer from
indigestion."
"A MAN dies when he is unemployed (idle), for idleness
corrupts."
'' Refrain from sexual intercourse in time of disaster."
"A man should spend less than his means on food and drink
for himself, up to his means on his clothes, above his means on
honoring his wife and children."
"Jealousy is a disease that destroys a person."
"A tall man should not marry a tail woman lest their
children be too tall; a short man should not marry a short
woman lest their children be too short; a dark man should marry
a fair woman so their children may be beautiful."
"The goose (gander) bends its head while walking, but its
eyes wander."
"God endowed woman with more intelligence than man."
"One glass of wine is good for a woman, two are
degrading."
"Poverty in a house is worse than a plague."
"The door which does not open to charity will be open to the
physician."
t- "Five things are said of garlic: it satisfies, warms the body,
makes the face glow, increases seminal fluid and kills tape-
worms."
"Cabbage is good as nourishment."
There are many other sayings and advice recorded in the
Talmud concerning health, but they are too numerous to list in
this column.
"Blessed art Thou, Lord, who heals the sick of Thy people
Israel."
Shabbat Shalom!
Neo-Paganism Emerging in France
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) Both the
French Communist Party and
France's "New Right" have been
accused of anti-Semitism. Two
left-wing French writers, Alain
de Sedouv and Andre Harris,
who published a book on The
Jews in France, last week ac-
cused the French Communist
Party and its leader Georges
Marchais. of trying to whitewash
the Soviet Union's official state-
imposed anti-Semitism.
At the same time, a right-wing
Philosopher. Bernard-Henry
Levy, accused the New Right of
trying to revive "the anti-
Semitism of far gone days" and
erasing the memory of the
Holocaust and Nazi crimes.
LEVY, speaking on Yom
Kippur eve at a ceremony held to
commemorate the six million
Jewish Holocaust victims, said
the current period in France "is
filled with sinister omens." He
accused the New Right of basing
its doctrines "on pseudo-
scientific theories, paganism and
racism to express its hatred of
Judaism, of the Jewish message
to the world and of Jewish
martyrdom."
The New Right is a loose
formation of French intellectuals
and high-ranking officials who
profess a return to West
Furopean paganism of pre-
Christian days and a form of
society based on the principle
"that no two men are equal."
The New Right supporters,
probably not more than several
hundred, claim that new
scientific discoveries demon-
strate the "basic inequality of
men on the basis of race, culture
and education."
SOME 2.000 people, including
the president of the Furopean
Parliament Simone Veil, herself a
concentration camp survivor,
attended a ceremony at the Paris
Memorial to the Unknown
Jewish Martyr at which Levy
spoke. The French philosopher,
known as the head of the
country's school of "young
thinkers." said that "what we see
around us these days is an at-
mosphere filled with loud and
sinister omens" He condemned
anti-Zionism as "the screen
behind which is hiding the an-
cestral hatred of the Jew."
On Yom Kippur day. Le
Monde published a letter ac-
cusing the French Communist
Party and its general secretary of
a "local form" of anti-Semitism
and of silence on Soviet state-
manipulated anti-Jewish ac-
tivities.
The letter, written by Sedouy
and Harris, both of them well-
known non-Jewish writers,
replied to a denial by Marchais
that he and his party had ever
been guilty of anti-Semitism or of
silence on this question.
New BBYO
Members
Weekend
Teens who are new members of
local B'nai B'rith youth groups
will be invited to attend a Mem
ber-in-Training/ Aleph-in-Train
mg weekend scheduled to take
place at the Holiday Inn in Day-
tona Beach Nov. 2-4.
Any Jewish teen interested in
finding out more about the
weekend or joining BBYO, may
call Gary Kenzer, North Florida
Council Director, (305) 645-5933
or the Tampa Jewish Community
THE TWO writers quoted
former French Communists who
were forced out of high office
within the party on the pretext
that "there are too many Jews
already" on various committees
on which they were due to sit.
One of those quoted, Jean
Fllenstein. said that at one time
he wrote in Communist Party
publications under the name.
Jean Ellen, to try and hide the
fact that he was Jewish.
Harris and Sedouy quoted
various instances of Soviety
official anto-Semitism and said
the French Communist Party has
disagreed in the past with
various individual Soviet anti-
Semitic acts but has never
protested against the policy as a
whole.
These accusation, levelled at
France's extreme left and right,
came after a period of intense
soul-searching in France. A mass
circulation weekly. Le Point,
devoted its cover story to "the
Jews in France."
ANOTHER WEEKLY r
Magazine, the weekly
plement of /.,. Piga*)
generally voices \ew'
opinions, published an int,
with the chairman of the Jt,
Agency and World
Organization Executives
Dulzin.
The Jewish leader was |
assaying, "the condition oi j
in France is good" and that'
wrong to say that there is,
Semitism in France,
threatens the Jews there"
forces them to defend th
selves."
He added: "I think theJn
community in France ej
total freedom, and pven iff th
are some traces of anti-Sen
1 do not believe that these f
are affecting this freedom
The situation of Jews in Fn
can be described asgood.asi
as in other democracies
United States. Britain. Hoi
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
B'rayshis
B'RAYSHIS In the very beginning, God created the heava
and the earth. The earth had no form and darkness covered tk|
waters. And God said:
"Let there be light!"
And there was light. God called the light Day and thedark-j
ness He called Night. And evening and morning made one day.
Then God said. "Let there be a sky between the waters'
And He called the sky Heaven. That was on the second day.
On the third day. God gathered the waters together d
called the gathered waters Seas, and the dry land Earth. 1
from the Earth sprouted fruit trees, and plants, and vegetable*
On the fourth day God created the Sun, and the Moon.aal]
the stars, to give light upon the Earth. The fifth day sawtsj
creation of fish that swim and birds that fly.
Then God created animals, reptiles and wild beasts uij
finally, man and woman. That was the sixth day.
Thus was the world created. On the seventh day. Goi|
rested. He blessed that day and called it holy, becauseonll
seventh day Shabbat God rested from His worki
creation. (Genesis 1:16:8)
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion ol the Law is extracted nd Ml
upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage." edited by P. Wolliwl
Tsamir. si 5. published by Shengold. The volume is available at 75 M**I
Lane. New York, NY. 10038. Joseph Schiang is president of the mcUTI
distributing the volume.)
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|v, October 19.1879
The Jt with Ploridian of Tampa
Page 9
\at Time for Nobel Thoughts
ntinued from Page 4
again this year? That is,
|am I to say for sure?
THING I can say for
[iTthat if politics don't enter
I the choice, the choice itself
1 well enter politics. The case
nt is President Carter, who
i to be so desperate in his
n bid that he's counting
ily on his nomination for a
i Peace Prize to bolster his
trig fortunes.
ily Jimmy the Greek would
to lay odds on this one, but it
| seem that to cite Carter for
ole in the Israel-Egypt peace
_ would be to replay just
[rear later the granting of the
to Menachem Begin and
|arSadatinl978.
[true sporting man would be
inclined to lay odds on
iwski in either the liter-
or peace categories this
| and, say, on the Rev. Jesse
on in 1980 for his work in
ping the gene content of the
stine Liberation
nization. Since Jackson's
would be an sward in either
physics or biology rather than in
peace or literature, why Borges,
given that he's still around, and
Argentina is still fascist, should
certainly remain in the running at
that time.
ON THE other hand, it is not
improbable that the Nobel
Academy would make a redun-
dant choice and give the nod to
President Carter, since so many
of its other choices, if not redun-
dant, are certainly irrelevant.
President Carter has ss good a
press as, say, Ladislaus Lutos-
lawski of Central Transylvania,
given that his 38 pages of poetic
masterpieces on vellum win out
in the end. Or Halldor Kiljsn
Laxness, of Iceland, of whom no
one heard before he won the prize
or after, for that matter.
Certainly, he has a better press
than, say, Bertha von Suttner, of
Austria, who turned the Nobel
Academy's head back in 1905. Or
even Millard Fillmore, Carter's
predecessor in the presidency, of
whom absolutely no one has
rhen Harlem Was Still
A Jewish Community
Continued from Page 4
|se seek lodging outside the
Gurock has also indicated
(contrary to what is generally
}ved, resettlement of
em's Jews was not in-
live either of their adoption
or acceptance of a new
rican way of life.
MI.EM'S upwardly mobile
ents did not necessarily
Idon their religious and /or
pc cultural identity, and the
er relocating ghetto Jews
hundreds of landmanshaft
gogues serving as testimony
heir desire to retain their
rant identity. Although
of Harlem's residents may
I been eager to embrace rapid
ricanization, Dr. Gurock
out, others sought to
lain and even strengthen
I Jewish identification.
of the greatest values of
Harlem Was Jewish in the
rnt day lies in its sketch of
earliest Black-Jewish
ans in an urban setting and
bterpretation of the factors
ping immigrant migration
f Harlem following World
Prof. Gurock, the ex-
igly rapid Jewish migration
Harlem was not directly
(or especially in response to,
the mass arrival uptown of
Blacks, but was instead merely
part of a general immigrant
relocation out of the downtown
ghetto and New York's other
densely populated Jewish neigh-
borhoods in the post-war years.
THE JEWISH migration was
due most basically to the desire
and ability to live in better ac-
comodations, and escape the
neighborhood's physical
deterioration. The Black's
decision to settle in the decaying
neighborhood only hastened the
departure.
Dr. Gurock's key evidence in
support of this argument is that
from the time the Blacks first
arrived uptown, beginning
around 1905. to their con-
solidation in the neighborhood
after World War I. limited
numbers of Blacks and Jews
almost immediately penetrated
one another's enclaves, with no
apparent issue.
This final aspect of Harlem's
history, which suggests that the
dynamics of physical neigh-
borhood decay, and the upward
mobility of the residents were
more important than the arrival
of Blacks uptown in the earlier
settlers' decision to leave their
own neighborhood or other parts
of the city, holds significant
implications for future resear-
chers, Dr. Gurock says.
Ready For War,
\yrian Soldiers Told
L AVIV (JTA) -
la's Defense Minister
.tafa Tlass has
latened a new war of at-
on against Israel. He
|e the threat during a
H to Syrian units of
Arab peace-keeping
. in Lebanon. He told
soldiers to be prepared
the battle against
el.
lere was no official reaction
frael, although some sources
i the Syrians that they
"playing with fire.
lical observers noted that
spoke on the eve of
dent Hafez Assad's trip to
tow. Syria has recently
k't'd large shipments of air-
and anti-aircraft missile
ties from the Soviet Union
IEY ARE expected to be
*ied soon with Soviet MIG-
no western counterpart in the
region. On the other hand, Israeli
circles note, Syrian ground forces
are spread thin because more
than 30,000 of their troops are
stationed in Lebanon.
Israel is nevertheless con-
cerned by the build-up of air
strength and anti-aircraft
defenses in Syria.
ODbituanea
heard these 130 years since his
election.
Unless you pit Fillmore in aj
presidential preference primary!
against Chester A. Arthur, of
whom no one heard either before
or after his election, and who with
Fillmore also failed to win a
Nobel Prize but not for want of
trying: the first prizes weren't
offered until after both had died.
But this is a rather quaint
regulation among the Nobel's
rules, that nominees must be
living st the time of their nom-
ination, considering that there!
are so many dead winners under
any circumstances.
IN THE END, though, it is to
be hoped that President Carter
has another ace up his sleeve
than the annual Nobel pro-
duction, which bombs about aa
much as it abhorred the bombinj
in Vietnam and for the stopping
of which it gave prizes to Henry
Kissinger and Le Due Tho, the
Amos and Andy of the world o:
Ho Chi Minh.
The President will need more
than that if he's to win out
against Sen. Kennedy. Hey,
speaking of nominations, now
that's an idea .
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Women's Leader Believes
Appeal for Larger Families
Seen as Anti-Feminist Move
LEMPERT
Graveside funeral services for
Suzanne Lempert. infant daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A.
Lempert. were held Monday. Oct.
8 at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
Rabbi Nathan Bryn of Congre-
gation Beth Israel officiated.
Suzanne is survived by her
brothers and sisters. Greg.
Deborah. Sandre and Stephanie
Friends may make memorial
gifts to the American Heart
Association
ByBENGALLOB
A Jewish feminist who is
committed to greater equality for
women within the framework of
Jewish religious law has declared
that "the call for more Jewish
babies is a simplistic solution to a
complex problem" which she
contended had some anti-feminist
implications. Paula Hyman,
assistant professor of history at
Columbia University, said
another issue in the problem and
proposed solution was "not
merely the number of persons
born as Jews, but the number nf
those who choose to live as
Jews."
Reporting her views in an issue
of Sh'ma, she argued that "the
central factor" in gloomy
predictions about a shrinking
Jewish community was "the high
cost of assimilation either
through opting out of the
community or through minimal
affiliation among nominal Jews."
SHE SAID that she found
"particularly troubling" as a
Jewish feminist that many
proponents of large Jewish
families "appear insensitive to
those concerns and aspirations"
often categorized as self-
fulfillment. She declared most
Jewish feminists readily agree
that such fulfillment can come
through motherhood. But, she
added, many mothers seek
fulfillment outside the home as
well as within it.
Hyman declared that while the
family roles of American Jewish
women may be more egalitarian
than those of their parents, the
daily responsibility of raising
children with few exceptions,
"still fall far more heavily upon
mothers than upon fathers. The
fertility boosters rarely call for
men to assume a larger share of
child care."
Generally speaking, she
asserted, women who work
outside the home do have smaller
families than thhose who do not,
leading her to feel that
"proponents of large families
thus implicitly reinforce
traditional, and confining,
masculine and feminine rotes
within the family and explicitly
impose guilt upon women who
choose to limit their child-
She argued that, "at the very
least, promoters of high fertility
among Jews should address
themselves to the needs of those
women who are not enthralled
with the prospect of a decade of
full-time care of small children."
HYMAN ADDED that, "more
importantly, the fertility cam-
paign carries the message that
women can best contribute to
stemming the tide of Jewish
indifference in their biological
role as mothers," ignoring "our
individual and various tallents."
She said many childless women
and men make "significant
contributions to the Jewish
community and to Jewish sur-
vival" which "might have to be
curtailed" by the "respon-
sibilities of full-time parent-
hood.
She said her second fun-
damental criticism of "the
numbers game" was that, in the
past, Jews "never succumbed to
the notion that strength, not to
mention Tightness of belief, lay in
large numbers." Hyman asserted
that "the glorious Jewish
communities of the Golden Age
of Spain or of 16th SCentury .
Poland were far smaller than the
American, or Israeli or French
Jewish population of today."
SHE INSISTED that what
was needed, "in our much larger
communities" is the concern for
Jewish living and communal
survival which motivated our
forebears." While agreeing that
numbers were important, she
argued that "they are not suf-
ficient to promote bivrant and
creative Jewish communities."
She urged that it be recognized
that ultimately the decision to
have a third or fourth child, or
any children at all, "is a personal
one," which is affected more by
considerations of a practical than
a theological nature: "do the
parents have the time?"
Calling guilt, "even in the best
of causes," a "poor rational" for
bearing children, Hyman
declared that "we can provide a
supportive environment for
raising children Jewishly without
waging a crusade for higher
Jewish fertility."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
riday, Octet*.
II
Board of Governors of
Hebrew University con-
fers its highest academic
distinction, the title of
Honorary Felbw, to Dr.
Carl Hermann Voss of
Jacksonville, Flo. He is
shown (right) accepting
the honor from Dr. Avra-
ham Harmon, president of
the University. Dr. Voss
serves as ecumenical
scholar in residence on
behalf of the National
Conference of Christians
and Jews in Jerusalem,
Oxford and Jacksonville.
A scholar, writer and
clergyman. Dr. Voss was
cited by the University as
"a theologian of broad hu-
manity and compassion,
whose courageous cham-
pioning of the Zionist
cause has had a wide and
abiding influence. ."
Headlines
Commerce Dep't. Must Show Files
The United States Court of Appeals has af-
firmed a lower court decision that the U.S.
Department of Commerce must allow the Amer-
ican Jewish Congress to examine some 1,659 boy-
cott reports filed with the Department from 1966
through October 7,1976.
The American Jewish Congress had filed suit in
September, 1975 under the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act to require the federal agency to turn
over reports, filed by American companies prior
to the enactment of the 1977 Boycott Law, of
their participation in the Arab boycott.
The Congress charged the Department of Com-
merce with being a "silent partner" in the Arab
boycott by refusing to make public reports filed
by American companies of requests to dis-
criminate against U.S. firms that trade with
Israel.
American officials project that 50,000 Jews will
leave the Soviet Union in 1979, and HI AS expects
that approximately 24,000 of these will come to
the United States, according to Shirley I.
Leviton, president of the National Council of
Jewish Women. This will represent an increase of
close to 100 percent over the 1978 immigration
figures.
"It is therefore essential" states Mrs. Leviton,
"that resettlement programs expand, and that
communities without previous experience in
resettlement be assisted in starting up new
programs."
Miguel Oreja. Spain's foreign minister, at the
United Nations, B'nai B'rith President Jack J.
Spitzer said Spain's "self-appointed role" in the
current spate of Middle East diplomacy "suffers
from a fatal imbalance."
In assailing Spain for embracing the PLO,
Spitzer pointed out that that country "has
separated itself from the rest of Western Europe
as the only democracy that does not, and will not,
recognize Israel."
Some 200 educators met this week at Hos-
pitality House in Arlington, Va., to review
current methods used in the nation's high schools
for teaching about the Nazi Holocaust.
The National Conference on Teaching About
Genocide and the Nazi Holocaust in Secondary
Schools is a follow-up of an initial gathering in
New York two years ago. Co-sponsors for both
meetings were the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith Center for Studies on the Holocaust,
in cooperation with the National Council for the
Social Studies.
John V. Lindsay has faulted the Carter
Administration for a Middle East policy "charac-
terized by unsuredness and confusion."
The former New York mayor and U.S.
congressman said that despite "the assomplish-
ment of will that led to Camp David," there is
today a lack of clarity in the U.S. Mideast
position "both in the policy we seek and in the
cast of characters in Washington who make that
policy."
Speaking before an Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in
New York, Lindsay said: "The best hope for
peace in the Middle East is the relationship be-
tween Israel and Egypt; the comprehensive
regional approach now advocated by Washington
has never worked in the past."
With an expected attendance of 1,000 guests,
whose backgrounds span the spectrum of science,
business and industry, the American Committee
for the Weizmann Institute of Science will
celebrate the Institute's 30th anniversary at a
jflinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on
Oct. 24. Theme of the dinner will be "The Pursuit
of Energy."
B'nai B'rith International has denounced the
Spanish government for embracing the Palestine

The Palestine Liberation Organization is con-
sidering opening a new office in Harlem, Zehadi
Labib Terzi, the PLO's United Nations observer
told a group of Black leaders several days ago.
The present PLO office in midtown Manhattan
has to be vacated because the building in which it
is located is being torn down.
The recently-formed Council of Indian Jewry
has announced a program to deal with community
problems and also elected officers. Ezra Kolet of
New Delhi was elected president of the Council
which includes most of the Indian Jewish insti-
tutions representing Bene- Israel and Cochin and
Iraqi Jews from all parts of India.
Shellim Samuel, one of the founders of the
Council, said that the problems which need to be
tackled include improving the cemetery in
Bombay and the home for the destitute and
suggested that some of the synagogues amal-
gamate to meet the problem of dwindling
numbers of congregants.
Elizabeth Taylor will give a workshop on acting
at the Hebrew University's Department of
Theater Studies. The American screen star
visited the university's Mount Scopus campus
late last month, one of the first programs on her
itinerary after arriving in Israel from Egypt on a
plane placed at her disposal by President Anwar
Sadat. She toured the campus following a
meeting with Prime Minister Menachem Begin
and a visit to the Western Wall. Her vkit to the
university was the result of her friendship with
the university's vice president, Simcha Dinkz.
News in Brief
Rita Hauser Kicks
Connally Habit
By Combined
JTA Wire Service*
The first official fallout of
former Texas Gov. John Con-
nally s Middle East plan which
links United States oil supplies to
the Arab-Israel conflict is the
departure of a leading Jewish
Republican from his campaign
for the 1980 GOP presidential
nomination.
Rita Hauser, a New York
lawyer and the United States
representative on the Human
Rights Commission during the
Nixon Administration, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
she has resigned from the 10-
member steering committee for
the Connally campaign because
of Connally's Mideast proposals
which he made last Thursday in a
speech at the Washington Press
Club.
In a telephone interview with
the JTA, she said Connally's
speech came as "a total surprise
to me." Hauser said that while a
solution for the West Bank is
open for argument, she considers
the linking of the Mideast
conflict to oil prices as "false,
dangerous and pernicious." She
said even if Israel completely
pulled out of the occupied
territories, it would not lower oil
prices.
Meanwhile, Senators Howard
Baker (R.. Tenn.) and Robert
Dole (R Kan.) charged that
Connally is seeking to trade
Israel's security for oil.
Two physicists, one the son
and the other the grandson of
Jewish immigrants, became the
third generation of Jewish
professors at Harvard University
to win the Nobel Prize for
achievement in their specialized
field.
Sheldon (i las how and Steven
Weinberg, who were classmates
in their high school and college
days and now teach at Harvard,
will share the $93,000 award with
a Moslem scientist from
Pakistan, Abdus Salam The
three scientists have been friends
for years.
The Royal Academy in
Stockholm announced the awards
for their work in the electro-
magnetic interaction between
elementary particles.
Glushow is the son of Lewis
Glashow and the former Bella
Rubin who immigrated to the
U.S. from Bobruisk in
Russia in 1905.
Weinbergs father, Frt_
Weinberg, was bom in Neil
and his mother, the forms!
Israel, was born in Gemum,'
Yehuda Blum,
Ambassador to the
Nations, has denounced]
attack on Israel by
Fidel Castro of Cuba
speech to the General,
last Friday. Blum
Castro "joined the shrill I
cry already raised
(Assembly's) general
the enemies of peace n
Middle East."
The Israel envoy added |
Castro is in no positia|
criticize Israel on the
human rights in view oil
dictatorial nature of his i
He termed Cuba "a
Gulag archipelago."
In his Assembly speed,!
Cuban leader, who spokt|
behalf of the non-aligned i
which elected him its
their conference in Havana j|
month, accused Israel oil
mining "the most terriblec
of our era" in its treatments
Palestinians, who, he said, i
"pushed off their land, i
secuted and murdered." I
mentioned the "merciless |
secution and genocide thatj
Nazis once visited on the!
people," but he comparedI
Nazi terror to the plight off
Palestinians.
Israel Defense Forces
moving in Monday momay
45 groups of Gush En
members who had set i
demonstrative illegal settl
at sites throughout the
Bank during the night.
The Emunim actioa,|
carefully-coordinated and
orchestrated campaign, cr
protest against Sunday so
decision to restrict West I
Jewish settlement to landO
not privately-owned by
Palestinian Arabs.
Deputy Defense Ms1
Mordechai Zippori said
military authorities would I
firmly to quash the Ea
action and would take
measures against the squ
Light Finally Seen
SCLC Withdraws Invite
Continued from Page 1
reply from the PLO leader that
arrived indicated to Fauntroy
that Israel was not included in
the promised ceasefire.
Meanwhile, in Amman, Abdul-
Jawad Saleh, a member of the
PLO executive committee, said
over the weekend that the PLO
rejected proposals by Jackson
calling for the freezing of its
violence against Israel, recog-
nition of Israel and joining the
Camp David accords.
IN A related development, the
White House has confirmed that
President Carter sought to have
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
of Israel reverse his decision not
to meet with Jackson during his
visit to Israel. But the White
House emphasized that Carter
never engaged in discussion with
Israel's Ambassador Ephraim
Evron about this. At least one
news report said Carter's request
Israel Embassy decuW
comment.
Presidential News
Jody Powell said here tWJ
matter of whether Begin si-
meet with Jackson was <
at the White House f
persons outside
Administration. He "J
cussion was based entiresm
concern of Administrate
ficials whether Begin s
meet Jackson might
Israel's relations
Americans.
POWELL emphasised
Jackson's Mideast trip*"
way related to tne
tration and indicated tim
one Congressman _*V"
concern over the my""
Begin's decision on An
and Israel and that Carteri
it was important to ti


V.October 19.1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
(s An American Black Sees It
One-Sided Policies Create Phony Anti-Jewish Tensions
By JULIUS LESTER
bd so, Jews are being used as
goats again.
Icannot interpret otherwise
| recent positions taken by
.. leaders on the Mideast and
k-Jewish relations. And I am
[red by how self-righteous
arrogant Black leaders
1: "Jews must show more
Itivity and be prepared for
consultation before taking
Jions contrary to the best
ests of the Black com-
Bty."
Ihile I understand that such a
\ment comes from years of
tr at active Jewish opposition
Affirmative action, and how
lly Blacks were hurt by this
bsition to what was in our
Bt interests," Black
ership still seems to be
rant of the fact that Jews
dered, 1 am appalled that
dare come forward now to
Righteously lecture Jews to
bw more sensitivity" when
Ik leadership is guilty of
nocentric insensitivity.
bgance is, however, a common
of oppressed people when
believe that their status as
tms gives them the ad-
Jage of moral superiority.
ut morality is not found in
[iring others on morality-
ality is painfully earned by
ktant awareness of one's own
La ions, mistakes, and fragile
Ian it y. Morality comes by
ktant ly adjuring yourself and
[others to "show more sen-
fity."
IS the absence of sensitivity
wint the finger at Israel's
linns with South Africa when
pk leadership has failed to
nplify the least concern about
[oppression of Soviet Jewry.
i dare Black leadership thrust
into foreign affairs on the
of Palestinian rights after
ig to take an interest when
were fighting against the
ration of the Statute of
itations on Nazi war crimes
A'est Germany? The lack of
Ik sensitivity on matters of
l and abiding concern to Jews
Iwounded Jews as much as
jsh opposition to affirmative
f n has wounded us.
Bwever, Black leadership not
wraps itself in a cloak of
1 excellence, it goes further
Ichooses sides in the Mideast
liit. I shouldn't have been
|rised by this because, as
Wyatt Tee Walker ex-
feed it, "The Palestinians are
niggers of the Middle East."
a statement is sickeningly
ene. Any pro-Palestinian
pathies I might have had
|in Munich when 11 members
Israeli Olympic team were
lend.
JT MAYBE Blacks have
|me so Western that we don't
it is "to the best interests
he Black community" to care
there are still people in the
Id who want to kill Jews
luse they are Jews. But who
Ithe course of Western
|i/ation has ever cared when
were killed? Why. then,
I Blacks be different?
bt being different, Black
ership takes its stand for
|man rights and self-
rmination for Palestinians "
Bounds reasonable, but
kHhing deep within me says
wrong n> talk about
piinian human rights as lont'
I teli children live with tht
|
How can Black lea lerahip
think about Bell
|rminalion fol *'"'
ck children? To do so im
ly condones the murder of
iren
(lack leadership should know
ut the murder of children, or
we forgotten the four
en murdered in that Bir-
{ham church in 1963? And
memorial services and rallies
after the bombing, it was Jews,
more so than other Americans,
who stood beside us and shared
our pain.
BLACK LEADERSHIP
insults this very real part of
Black history, not to mention
insulting Jews, when it says that
Jewish support for the Black
struggle was given when it was
"in their (Jews) best interest to
do so." No, that is not true,
because those Jews who sup-
ported, worked, and died in the
civil rights movement remember-
ed in their souls the pogroms in
Russia, the Holocaust, the dying
that is so constant in Israel, and
because they remembered, they
made our struggle a part of their
lives.
That Jews have not supported
affirmative action does nothing
to negate this. But this does not
seem good enough for Black
leadership, which takes the
position that the support Jews
gave in the past is to be
denigrated now. I cannot un-
derstand why Black leadership
lacks the simple humanity to
express gratitude for past
support, as well as the anger we
feel now in the face of Jewish
conservatism.
Instead, Black leadership has
acted as if Jews were responsible
for Andy Young's resignation. I
thought Andy was responsible
for that, and, with great dignity,
he explained that he needed to be
free to speak as he wished. But,
as Western history amply
demonstrates, whenever
something goes wrong it is easy
to blame the Jews.
BY DOING so, Black
leadership has shown itself to be
morally barren. By its support of
the Palestinians, it exemplifies a
callousness of spirit to the
meaning of the Holocaust,
because when six million Jews
are killed while the world is in-
different, the right of Israel to
exist is unassailable. That is the
only reasonable position I think
one can have on the Middle East.
Is Black leadership unable to
perceive that the world is still
indifferent to the lives of Jews?
We shouldn't be. because that
same world is indifferent to Black
lives. Are we unable to see that
the position of Jews in the world
has not changed significantly
since World War II? And what I
hear in the self-righteousness of
Black leaders is, very simply, we
don't give a damn.
The irony is that this new
expression of anti-Semitism was
spearheaded by the organization
founded by Martin Luther King,
Jr. the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference. Dr. King
has been dead only 11 years, but
when I listen to his SCLC suc-
cessors, it is hard to believe that
Dr. King ever lived.
I missed him these past weeks
because, for all my political
disagreements with him, he
helped me understand that
though I suffer by virtue of my
race, I cannot indulge that
suffering. Neither can I use
suffering to crown myself with a
tiara of moral superiority. I must
learn to carry that suffering as if
it were a long-stemmed rose I
offer to humanity.
I DO THAT by living with my
suffering so intimately as to
never forget that, having suffered
evil, 1 must be careful not to do
something that will, as Dr. King
put it, "intensify the existence of
evil in the universe." Because I
have suffered as a Black person, I
do not succumb to the thrill of
making others suffer. I look at
my own suffering and say. let
this inhuman suffering end here.
, How quickly, how effortlessly
those who knew and worked with
Dr. King have forgotten that he
taught that "all life is in-
my humanity as a Black person
was diminished. The differences
and tensions between Blacks and
Jews are real, but the positions
espoused recently by Black
leaders were not "our Declaration
of Independence." as Kenneth
Clark put it. They merely showed
that Blacks, too, can be Ger-
terrelated," that "all humanity is
involved in a single process, and
to the degree that I harm my
brother, to that extent I am
harming myself," and that
"creation is so designed that m'
personality can only be fulfille
in the context of community."
I am deeply sorry that Black
leadership spoke as it did because
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