The Jewish Floridian of Tampa


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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)-
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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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,\ Number37
Of Tampa
Tampa, Florida December 14,1979
Fr0 Shochtl
Price 35 Cents
sraeli Chassidic Festival | Pacesetters Co-Chairmen Named
Here Monday, Dec. 17
lis Monday evening a pro-
lion of song, dance and music,
brmed by top Israeli stars,
[be in Tampa at the Jewish
Imunity Center.
|iis concert will begin at 7:45
and bring you some of
I's top entertainment.
his year marks the ninth
Ih American tour of the
bit Chassidic Festival.
is concert is being sponsored
|ampa through the combined
Its of Congregations Beth
, Kol Ami, Rodeph Sholom,
arai Zedek; Chabad House
. the Tampa Jewish Fed-
on and the Jewish Com-
ity Center.
e Festival is more than a
quality concert it is
l's most popular and pres-
us musical event, held every
under the auspices of the
dent of the State of Israel,
is where composers from
knd the world set music to
lical verses and enter their
|here songs become overnight
and often part of the daily
rices. It is the renaissance of
lish tradition.
is a message proudly carried
this cast of young Israeli
IANNY LITAI (Director):
of the most productive
iiors in Israel, Danny, as
t Israelis in show business,
in his career as a performer in
sraeli Entertainment Troupe.
ny has received the award as
[t director of this year. This is
eighth time to win this award.
his credits are the following
: Ten shows for the Army
tertainment Troupes,
dngoff Command Troupe"
i9; "Don't Call Me Black"
172, "Town of Men" 1969,
umbo" 1971, "Padam Padam"
16, "This is Entertainment"
7. After his release from the
hny, he went on to become a
ding actor with the Cameri
eatre and the Haifa Municipal
leatre. This marks the fifth
the Israeli Chassidic
be under his
estival will
1LAN GILBOA: Ilan is the
usical director for the 1979
Israeli Chassidic Festival. Ilan,
who is a graduate of a music
school and the Conservatory of
Tel Aviv, has already exercised
his talents during his tour of duty
in the Army as musical director
for the various Army Entertain-
ment Groups. Upon his discharge
from the Army, Han became one
of the most sought-after musical
directors of the commercial
theater in Israel. Among his most
recent successes are the very
popular productions: "Thirty
Years and Song," "Everything
Passes My Friend" (the biggest
hit ever in Israel), "An Evening
with Yossi Banai" and "An
Evening with Shlomo Artzi."
This is the second consecutive
year that Ilan is the musical
director of the Festival.
arrived in Israel in 1971 from
Riga, USSR, where she was born
into a musical family. Her father,
a fine jazz musician, had initiated
her in this field, and at the age of
six, sent her to a special music
school for gifted children where
she studied for eight years. Upon
her arrival in Israel, liana
registered at the Tel Aviv
University where she studied
acting and the art of motion
pictures. Parallel to her studies,
liana is in demand as singer and
performer. Her previous tour in
the U.S. has been with the
Russian group, "Anachnu Kan"
as one of the lead singers.
ZVIA BERMAN: Zviaentered
the world of music as an instru-
mentalist, playing the piano and
the guitar. However, soon her
voice surpassed in its beauty the
sound of man-made instruments.
At the age of 16, the Israeli
Board of Education elected Zvia
to be Israel's representative at
the "Artistic Student
Exchange." This was the first
time Zvia performed in Europe.
Upon her enlistment, Zvia joined
the air force entertainment
troupe and soon became a rising
star in Israel.
While most of the Israeli per-
formers start their careers in the
army's entertainment troupes,
Gratzia, who has yet to join the
armed forces, was discovered
much earlier. She is from a
musical family.
Herbert J. Friedman and
James H. Shimberg, two of
Tampa's leading industrialists,
will serve as chairmen of the
Pacesetters Division of the 1980
Tampa Jewish Federation
United Jewish Appeal Combined
In making the announcement,
Michael L. Levine, Campaign
general chairman stated: "I am
most pleased that we have the
support and leadership of two of
our community's outstanding
citizens. The Pacesetters
Division plays a major role in the
campaign, and there is a sizeable
measure of confidence about the
success of the 1980 Campaign to
be derived from the fact that
Herb Friedman and Jim
Shimberg will be at the helm."
A meeting for Pacesetter
Campaign workers has been
scheduled for Dec. 19 at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Friedman.
Herbert Friedman is the
president of Southern Mill Creek
Products Company. He is a
native of Mount Vernon, N.Y.
and came to Tampa in 1949 when
he started his chemical business.
He is a member of the Tampa
Jewish Federation board of
Herbert J. Friedman
directors and an active member
of Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
He is a member of the board of
trustees of the University of
Tampa, Berkeley Prep School,
and a past director of Flagship
Bank of Tampa. He is active in
many professional and civic
Jim Shimberg is president of
Town 'N Country Park, Inc.,
developers and builders of Town
'N Country and Twelve Oaks in
Tampa. He is a past president of
Home Builders Association of
Greater Tampa and is a national
director of the National
\james H. Shimberg
I Association of Home Builders.
Active in many community
projects, he served as chairman
of the board of trustees of
University Community Hospital
and is a member of the board of
directors of Flagship Bank of
Tampa. He was recently ap-
pointed by Governor Graham as
chairman of the Resource
Management Task Froce.
He is a member of the board of
directors of the Tampa Jewish
Federation and the board of
trustees of Congregation
Schaarai Zedek.
Worker Training for Pacesetter Women
The co-chairmen team of
Marlene Linick and Joan Saul,
assisted by Blossom Leibowitz,
held its opening worker training
session this past Tuesday, Dec.
The session was hosted in the
home of Marlene Linick.
Approximately 30 persons were
involved in the event, which
included a special guest speaker
to handle solicitation techniques
followed by a general organizing
of the group.
A major Pacesetter function is
being planned and will soon be
Marlene Linick
Joan Saul
Kol Ami Ground Breaking
Congregation Kol Ami invites
the entire Tampa Jewish com-
munity to join them in breaking
ground for their first synagogue
building. Ground-breaking
services will take place on Kol
Ami's new site on Moran Road,
one block east of Dale Mabry at
10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
Congregation president Alan
Fox says "We hope everyone will
come and celebrate in this
Chanukah simcha with us. It is
not often that we build a new
home for Judaism. It will be aday
to be proud of being a Jew in
Tampa." He stresses that this
will not be a fund-raising affair.
Everyone in attendance will be
asked to participate in the
Special participants in the
ground-breaking services will
include the new director of the
Southeast Kegion of UniUci
Synagogues of America. Rabbi
David Saltzman. This will be the
rabbi's first trip to Tampa since
he took over the leadership of
Conservative Judaism's govern-
ing association.
Joining Rabbi Saltzman will be
Tampa Jewish Federation
president, Ben Greenbaum.
Kol Ami's president, Alan Fox,
contractor and Building Com-
mittee chairman, Dave Zohar,
and the first president of the
Founding Group, Dave Cross,
will be honored by their part in
the ceremony.
The new synagogue is being
built in three phases. The ground-
breaking is for phase one, a single
story structure which will house
four classrooms, a large kitchen.
Continued on Page 9
Congregation Kol Ami is extremely pleased to
announce the groundbreaking of our first
synagogue home Our groundbreaking will take
place at ten o'clock. Sunday morning
December 16.1979 at Moran Road just east
of Dale Mabry Please come and participate m
this Chanukah Simcha with us
Congregation Kol Ami

inej ewish t lorutum of I ampa
Pictured at the opening meeting of the Tampa Jewish Federation Women's Division Campaign
Cabinet are: seated (left to right) Joan Saul, Marsha Levine, Cindy Sper, Lois Older, Sharon
Stein, Maureen Cohn, Becky Margolin, Anne Margolin. Standing: Rhoda Davis, Thelma Karp,
Judy Rosenkram, Nancy Linsky, Sue Greenberger, Francie Rudolph and Abe Davis-Wasser-
berger. The Campaign Cabinet, made up of the division chairmen, will meet bi-weekly during
the campaign. Last year the Women's Division raised $113,000. (Photo by Charlie Mohn)
Women's Campaign on the Move
Judy Rosenkranz, chairman of
the Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division 1980 Cam-
paign, has established the full
Steering Committee. Included by
divisions are:
Linick and Joan Saul, co-
chairmen; Blossom Leibowitz,
asst. SUSTAINERS: Lili
Kaufmann and Ruth Wagner, co-
chairmen; Sue Greenberger,
advisor. ESSENTIAL: Marsha
Levine, Cindy Sper, Lois Older,
co-chairmen. COMMUNITY:
Nancy Linsky and Francie
Rudolph, co-chairmen.
TELETHON: Anne and Becky
Margolin, co-chairmen.
HORIZON: Thelma Karp and
Rhoda Davis, co-chairmen.
In addition to these divisions,
special projects are led by the co-
chairmen team of Maureen Cohn
and Sharon Stein. The special
project has already been con-
firmed. Details will be an-
Hillel School to Celebrate 10th Birthday
The Hillel School of Tampa will
celebrate its 10th birthday on
Saturday night, Jan. 26, at Con-
gregation Rodeph Sholom.
The highlight of the evening
will be the awarding of a 1980
Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Tickets
are available.
Ben Lynn, president of Hillel's
board of directors, got the ball
rolling by purchasing a block of
tickets already.
Anyone wishing to help per-
petuate this Jewish educational
institution in Tampa may call
Roberta Zamore or Gerilyn
A very limited
tickets was printed.
number of
Events at the JCC
Calling grades 7, 8 and 9. Have
we got a trip for you. Sunday,
Dec. 23, at 3 p.m., you can board
a bus at the Jewish Community
Center and journey to Orlando.
There you will enjoy home hos-
pitality provided by teens of the
Orlando Jewish Community
Center and enjoy a night of
Disco. Club 1792 in Orlando
awaits your arrival for a dancing
Monday you will return to
Tampa on the same bus.
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Young Leadership
Group II Hosts Event
contact Pate Pies at the
Jewish Community Center for
the full details.
Where do you go to hear the
sounds of drums, tinkling of the
ivories, the serenades of strings?
Not to New Orleans, not Atlanta,
not even New York. No! Right
here in Tampa at the JCC.
The Tampa JCC School of
Music is beginning its second
season, and the instructors are all
back. Call Pate Pies at the Jewish
Community Center to inquire
about the instrument of your
choice. Instruction is available
both in classes and in private
The JCC Wednesday Night
Men's Basketball League is drib-
bling right along with four games
each week. Games begin at 6:30,
7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Here are the records as of Dec.
The leadership of Young Lead-
ership Development Group II is
well on its way to another suc-
cessful program.
Norman and
Jane Rosenthal
extend an invita-
tion to Group II
members to par-
ticipate in this
weekend's pro-
gram on Jewish Sussman
history featuring Stephen C.
Sussman of Philadelphia
discussion leader.
on Jewish history as a contii
through the ages.
Sussman is current clui
of National Young Lead
Cabinet, Judaica; member, I
of trustees, Federation of Jewij
Agencies; vice chairman, Gr
College; member, Leadership I
velopment Committee, CJF; ]
president of Congregatio
Melrose B'nai Israel of Phil
delphia. He is also a partner
the law firm of Cohen, Shapir
Polisher, Shiekman and Cohed
He is married, with twochldrenj
This event will be hosted in th
iome of Barry and Lili Kan
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by. December 14,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Nationwide Anti-Cult Group Formed
[new nationwide organization
iring together 31 anti-cult
jps from 26 states was formed
Kjcap1 recently amid protests
[many of the cult groups in
With a membership composed
primarily of former members of
destructive cults, parents of cult
victims, and concerned citizens of
the new Information Services
(CFF-IS), views the cult
phenomenon primarily as a legal
rather than a religious issue.
Until recently, a spokesman
said, many of the destructive
cults have successfully used the
B'nai B'rith Foundation
Honors Raleigh Greene
U a dinner held at the Airport
st Hotel and attended bv over
people, Raleigh W. Greene
presented the National
hance Industry Award by the
hai B'rith Foundation of the
|itid States. This special event
held on Sunday evening,
loward W. Nix Jr., national
nrman of B'nai B'rith,
Isided over the evening,
flowing the invocation by
|hop W. Thomas Larkin of the
[hdiocese of St. Petersburg,
audience heard Benjamin R.
riletti, United Sates Attorney
rieral touch briefly on both the
Inian crisis and on the current
Instigations of Jewish War
larc Perkins, chairman of the
i.ii B'rith Committee an
^ident of the Tampa chapter
B'nai B'rith Men, addressed
Jack J. Spritzer, president, B'nai B'rith International, presents
B'nai B'rith Finance Industrial Award to Raleigh W. Greene,
president, Florida Federal Savings and Loan, center. At right is
speaker Benjamin R. Civilletti, U.S. Attorney General.
the topic of the youth of today
and the vouth-oriented activities
Jewish Community Center
Holds Big Benefit
Give Your Family ..
"Star Trek"
The Motion Picture
for Chanukah
and support your JCC
Celebrate with the
Jewish Community Center of Tampa
in which B'nai B'rith plays such a
big part.
Lastly, Jodi Snyder, president
of the North Florida Council of
B'nai B'rith Girls, and Les
Rosenblatt, president of the
North Florida Council of B'nai
B'rith Boys, brought greetings
from their organizations.
Following these speakers, Jack
J. Spitzer, president of B'nai
B'rith International, presented
the award to Greene. As presi-
dent and chairman of the board
of Florida Federal Savings and
Loan Association, Greene has
coupled Leadership in the
savings and loan industry at both
the state and national levels with
deep involvement in civic,
educational, business, and legal
affairs throughout Florida.
Greene has also served as
chirman of the Florida Savings
and Loan League and is a past
president of the national Savings
and Loan League. He currently
serves as a member of more than
20 boards and committees
representing hia own industry
and private business.
| However, Greene is much more
than a financier, he is an involved
community leader. He was ap-
pointed by Govenor Graham to
lead his Task Force on Economic
Policy in 1979. He served and
still serves on th boards of many
Florida institutions of higher
education. He is also a founding
and senior partner in the St.
Petersburg-based law firm of
Harrison, Greene, Mann, Rowe,
Stanton, and Mastry.
In finale. Rabbi Mark Kram,
director of B'nai B'rith-Hillel
Foundation at the University of
South Florida, lead the
First Amendment right of
freedom of religion to gain tax
exempt status and impunity from
prosecution on religious grounds.
The goal of the new organization
is to educate American families
to the dangers of mind control
techniques practiced by the
destructive cults across the
nation. CFF-IS also hopes to
inform the law enforcement
agencies of the health and safety
statutes which CFF-IS charges
are being violated by the
destructive cults when they
impose mind control procedures
on new recruits.
Experts estimate there are
more than 3,000 destructive cults
operating in the country today-
Many are formed around a
religious doctrine similar to the
ill-fated Peoples Temple. A few
are political in their orientation.
The first project which CFF-IS
supported was the "Committee
for the Remembrance of Con-
gressman Leo Ryan." On Nov. 18
the Committee held a candlelight
vigil at the White House and in
several major cities in memory of
Congressman Leo Ryan, NBC-
TV news reporter Don Harris and
the 913 victims of the Guyana
massacre at the hands of Jim
Jones one year ago.
More than 65 delegates con-
cerned with the legal, medical,
and psychological impact of the
destructive cults attended the
three day conclave at which the
new association was formed. Los
Angeles has been selected as the
headquarters location for the
association, and John Sweeney, a
Los Angeles businessman, was
elected director of CFF-IS.
Sweeney formerly served as
president of a West Coast
organization dedicated to aiding
victims of the destructive cults
and parents who suspect that
their children have succumbed to
cult recruitment.
The Guyana tragedy has
served to stimulate public
concern about the cults and their
detrimental effect, primarily on
young people, according to
Sweeney. A number of recent
court cases and congressional
hearings have centered on the
illegality of destructive cult
For local information, write to
Save Our Children Organization.
P.O. Box 260001, Tampa, Fl.
Speakers are available free of
We print the following in the
hope that it will serve as a guide
to parents and youth. This is
something which IS happening in
Religious cults demanding
fanatical loyalty to their leaders
can represent a threat to young
Jean Merritt, who heads
Return to Personal Choice, a
counseling service for ex-cultists,
says, "Idealistic young people
who have many questions about
life and who seek absolute an-
swers seem most likely to get
involved. Some emerge with
severe mental disorders after
they have been programmed to
do desperate things."
Deception is often used in
recruitment. Because cults often
operate through fronts that
appear to be discussion groups of
youth clubs, young people may
"not realize they've been en-
. trapped. How can. you be on
guard? Jean Merritt offers these
; Be skeptical of strangers who
invite you to lectures, movies,
workshops, retreats or other
events. Ask blunt questions
about their religion and
philosophy. Don't accept evasive
answers. Inquire how they spend
their time each day, why they
aren't in school or working in
regular jobs.
Beware of groups that place
heavy emphasis on fundraising,
profess utter devotion to a single
leader, demand vows of poverty
by full-time members and en-
courage a monastic lifestyle.
Be cautious of any group that
asks you to fill out a financial
statement or donate your
material possessions, or warns
you not to tell your parents
you're involved.
Be leery of any communal
living situation.
Be suspicious of a "religious"
group that does not meet in an
established religious building of
the kind with which you are
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December u,
Chanukah Today
We light the first Chanukah candle Friday
night. With the singing of Moot Tzur that follows
this, and the lighting of each successive candle for
eight nights thereafter, we should be reminded of the
meaning of the celebration throughout our history.
Chanukah, which in Hebrew means
"dedication," commemorates the victory of Judah
the Maccabee over the tyrant, Antiochus Epiphanes,
and the subsequent rededication of the Temple and
altar after they were defiled by the heathens at the
time of the religious persecutions blueprinted by the
Syrians in 168-165 BCE.
Judah and his brothers assigned this period to
praise the Lord and thanksgiving. After the
destruction of the Temple, the festival became linked
with the miracle of the cruse of oil which bumed for
eight days.
Since then, Chanukah has come to celebrate the
struggle of the Maccabees as representative of the
genius of the Jewish people over all tendencies of dis-
solution and decay.
The modern day Maccabees are all those who
would stand up to the new tyrants and every age
has them who seek to defile the achievements not
only of Jews and Judaism, but of all civilized peoples.
Chanukah must mean for all of us a time to
rededicate ourselves to the principles of freedom for
which decent people everywhere have fought over the
Reaction Has Merit
The reaction by the military experts in Tel Aviv
to the latest announcement that the United States
intends selling some $3 billion in the latest and most
sophisticated weapons to Egypt over the next six
years is sobering indeed.
The experts are not discounting the new Israel-
Egypt peace agreement. They are simply saying that
the agreement does not in fact guarantee peace
something that we have been saying all along.
And so too have other observers in the United
States and elsewhere, who refuse to be swept up by
heartfelt yearnings leading to precisely the sort of
indifference to danger that gripped Israel on the eve
of the Yom Kippur War.
This is not to say that the military experts in Tel
Aviv and observers elsewhere do not long for peace
as much as anyone else. It is simply that they recog-
nize if only the possibility that this latest weapons
bonanza to Egypt might someday be turned against
the Jewish State.
It is not a question of downgrading the accord.
It is rather a question of handling it with caution.
And preparedness.
Understood in these terms, the reaction of the
military experts in Tel Aviv is not without con-
siderable merit.
Israel Bond Dollars
South Florida Israel Bonds Organization nears
the end of its intense 1979-80 campaign to help
bolster Israel"s sagging economy through the sale of
State of Israel Bonds.
Gary R. Gerson, general campaign chairman,
states that this year's campaign is one of the most
important ever because Israel is faced with
redevelopment of the Negev Desert an area which
will increasingly be used to house the many in-
stallations and industries formerly situated in the
Sinai region that has just been returned to Egypt.
In order to do this, the government has issued a
new Billion Dollar Economic Development for Peace
Loan, which will be sold over and above the in-
dividual's normal Israel Bond purchases.
The Negev must become Israel's new Sinai, and
Israel Bond investment dollars are one way of
helping to achieve that end. ________________
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But No Soldiers
Israel Ready to Help U.S. Dayan
NEW YORK (JTA) Former Israeli
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan said that if the
United States, after exhausting all diplomatic
means to free its hostages in Iran, decides to
resort to military action, Israel will be willing to
make the Haifa port and military airfields "but
not Israeli soldiers" available to the
But Dayan, speaking at a press conference at
the Hilton Hotel here, sponsored by the United
Jewish Appeal, made it clear he is not advising
the United States as to whether to use the
military option in order to resolve the current
Iranian crisis.
DAYAN, who is on a speaking tour in the U.S.
on behalf of the UJA, said that Americans should
realize that the Iranian situation is part of a
general feeling of unrest throughout the Mideast
and the Moslem world. The events of recent
weeks, in which American embassies were at-
tacked in Iran, Pakistan, Libya and other
countries, might have a severe effect on American
prestige, Dayan warned.
"It will be verv bad for the Mideast, the West
and America if you (Americans) will lose your
At UJA Confab
prestige," Dayan said, adding: "Ifsnoti
adding to the prestige of the U.S. when c
escaped through the back door (as in
were rescued from the top of the rooTj
DAYAN SAID he thinks the U.S "th-
read correctly the situation in the Mifuf
You don't read correctly the mood of thenlj
the Mideast," and as a result, the U.ST^
some mistakes" in handling the anti-/
developments in the area.
Dayan disclosed that Israel advised the Vi
year in advance that the Shah might be t *
and that the Iranian army is weak. But her
to disclose what the American response Z
Israeli warning was.
IN RESPONSE to a question, Dayan stidj
hostages in the American Embassy in 1
cannot be rescued in a way the Israelis i
their hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. "It is rat]
same situation," he said. Following his i
conference Dayan addressed a luncheon I
of the UJA.
Dayan's appearance here was part of the I
1980 National Conference which
Begin's Report on Project Renewal
editor Jacobo Timerman,
offered a warm tribute to
Penson, the Soviet Jewish
who was among the Pri
Zion chosen in absentia for
year's Ben-Gurion Award.
Organization for Rehabili
through Training was hoi
the occasion of entering its li
In presenting the H
itarian Award, Fisher
Ford's refusal to succumb to
Arab boycott of Israel despite
business losses involved, as
as the auto magnate s efforts
alleviate unemployment
urban crisis in Detroit. In
response. Ford focused on
nature of p hi ianthro]
"AS PEOPLE concerned
others.'- he told the UJA
paign leaders, "part of y
responsibility will be ki
alive the spirit of generosity,
spirit of caring. Perhaps allot
can draw strength I mm one of
heroines of World War II
Anne Frank died believing In
goodness of people. What you
doing in UJA bring1- us closer
the world Anne Frank desei
to have."
Timerman. who has resui
his career as a journalist in lsi
told an audience o) more tl
1,000 at the A very Fisher
event that he found strength^
survive severe torture during
imprisonment through
Penson. denied paintinj
materials during his nine years
Soviet prison camps, bi
achieved internationi
recognition for his etchings vt
watercolors since reaching Israel
In appreciation of Amencu
Jewry's support of his strugpl
for freedom, he presented tl
UJA with a book of his poignl
aeries of etchings entitiwi
"Prison Views." He called o
American Jews to continue then
efforts "to free Russian Je*HI
from spiritual slavery"
"Convocation of Solidarity au|
Mb HAS been mentioned frequently by the media as heard an impassioned plea n
likely candidate because of his closeness to Begin and Falaaha liberation leader Baru^
successful contacts with the Egyptians during the Tegegne, "^.J.S
early stages of the peace process. action on be^"JJ8..j^h
Ben-Elissar headed the first Israeli delegation to
Cairo at the Mena House conference after the Camp David
accords were signed in September, 1978. Last April, he
represented Israel at the ceremonies in Cairo where the
instruments of ratification of the Israeli-Egyptian peace
treaty were exchanged. Ben-Elissar is a member of
A message from Prime
Minister Menachem Begin
of Israel declaring that
"Project Renewal will
proceed actively and
energetically in the context
of the government's new
economy measures"
highlighted the United
Jewish Appeal's national
conference here last
The message was
delivered at a leadership
dinner at which UJA
national chairman Irwin
Field reported that the 1980
regular campaign total to
date of $115 million rep-
resented "the largest
amount of money raised, in
the most communities, at
the earliest date since the
1974 campaign, which be-
gan immediately following
the Yom Kippur War."
The 1980 drive seeks a regular
campaign increase of some $100
million. Field said. with
maximum additional pledges for
Project Renewal, the social reha-
bilitation program designed to
rejuvenate the lives of 300,000
immigrants living in Israel's
distressed urban areas.
developments, conference
delegates listened with concern
the next morning as Jewish
Agency treasurer Akiva
Lewinsky described a serious
shortage in cash receipts which,
combined with the eroding effect
of near-run-away inflation, is
threatening drastic cutbacks in
many of the Agency's human
support programs.
Settlement plans in the Galilee
and Negev will be curtailed, and
the youth aliya program will
accept 2,000 fewer underpriv-
ileged children this year unless
there is a significant quickening
of cash flow, Lewinsky indicated.
The emergency has developed,
he noted, at a time when the high
cost of carrying out Israel's peace
treaty obligations was increasing
the Jewish Agency's share of
responsibility for immigrant
absorption and social progress..
Humanitarian Award was
presented to Henry Ford 11 at the
leadership dinner by Max Fisher,
chairman of the Jewish Agency
Board of Governors and past
UJA national chairman.
At a "Convocation of
solidarity' at Lincoln Center's
Avery Fisher Hall, UJA
president Frank Lautenberg pre-
sented the 1979 UJA David Ben-
Gurion Award for excellence and
valor to Argentinian Jewish
,1 ir
IV hi

Report Ben-Elissar Will Be
Israel's New Envoy to Egypt
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel Radio reported
that Eliahu Ben-Elissar, director general of the Prime
Minister's Office, is slated to be Israel's first Ambassador
to Egypt. There was no official confirmation The radio
report attributed its information to sources close to
Premier Menachem Begin but said that Ben-Elissar has
not yet accepted the post.
community in Ethiopia,
people are dying now
Ethiopia," he declared.
"They cannot wait years uff
help will come one day. We n
reliable information that
Ethiopian government I
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lave you ever sewn a dreydl? That's what Jeffrey Balis and Danny Rosenthal are doing in the
ellow Room of the Jewish Community Center Pre-School. These decorations will be used as
irt of their Chanukah celebration. (Photo: Audrey Haubenstock)
\Chanukah Is to be Enjoyed
Mai Chanukah?" "What is
fumukah?" With that question,
Rabbis of the Talmud begin
|eir discussion on the history
I customs of this holiday. It is
that the rabbis did not really
low that Chanukah was all
put. Hut the rhetorical device
irved as an introduction to the
[hole story of this festival.
Hut the question still stands:
l>\ hat is Chanukah'.'". Of course,
|i basic story is known to us all.
h( Hasmonean family, under
leadership of Judah Mac-
Ibee led a successful revolt
jainst the Syrian-Greek rule of
ncient Judea. In 165 BCE, the
emple in Jerusalem was
captured and purified of its
jolatrous desecrations. A
lival of re-dedication was
pserved for eight days.
Iccording to the Talmudic
|gend a small flask of oil for the
ilv flame, which should have
bfficed for only one day,
Miraculously burned for a full
ght days, until more pure oil
buld be secured. To this day we
pmmemorate Chanukah with
he kindling of lights for eight
Yet, many questions remained,
the eyes of the rabbis of the
falmud, on just how to celebrate
|he holiday. One debate con-
erned the exact procedure of
landle lighting. One school of
[bought (Beit Shamai) held that
Ye should kindle eight lights on
[he first night, seven on the
[econd, and so on, until only one
pght remains on the last night,
the reason for this view was held
be the parallel between
banukah and the Feast of
pukkoth, which once served as
Ihe Keast of Dedication of King
olomon's Temple. On Sukkoth,
|be number of animal sacrifices
liminished by one each day. In
|he same way, the number of
andles were to be reduced by one
^ach day.
THE OTHER rabbinic view
|Beit Hillel) held that we start
[rth one candle and increase each
ght, until we have eight lights
fn the last day. In this way we
[increase in holiness" every day.
The view of Beit Hillel has
me the standard practice
Another question raised by the
pbbis of the Talmud was on the
Problem of even reciting a
jessing, at all, over the candles.
[bey realized, that of all the
^lidays, Chanukah is the only
that is not in the Tanach
_ ale). The events are recorded
f"'y in the Apocryphal books fo
Ihe Maccabees, and were never
eluded in the standard Jewish
Fanon. How then could a
9slnK be recited which in-
cluded the formula "Who has
commanded us to kindle the
Chanukah light?" Where is that
commandment? It is not in the
The Talmud answers in two
ways: The Bible clearly gives
permission to the leaders of each
generation to explain and inter-
pret the words of the Torah and
its traditions. It is on the basis of
this authority that the rabbis
instituted the blessings for
Chanukah. In addition, the
rabbis/sought to find allusions to
tht- holiday of Cahnukah in the
Biblical texts, through
imaginative interpretations. In
any event, the holiday of
Chanukah became a fixed part of
the Jewish festival cycle.
Yet, we may still ask: "What is
Chanukah.''' Is it a major Jewish
holiday'.' This is clear it is not.
The major holidays are the
Sabbath, Passover, Shavuoth.
Sukkoth, and the High Holv
Days. Chanukah,is a minor
variation in the services, and few
special customs.
IS CHANUKAH the "Jewish
Christmas?" The relationship
between Chanukah and
Christmas is one of a coincidence
of dates. Christmas comes every
Dec. 25. Chanukah usually comes
in December (whenever the 25th
of Kislev comes on the Jewish
calender). Yet the overwhelming
influence of the surrounding
Christian world has had its effect,
especially on our children. It is
hard to deny our children the
"beauty and joy" of the holiday
Most of us, thankfully, do not
succumb to the temptation of
bringing Christmas, with its
trees, ornaments, songs, and
Santa Claus. into our house. Yet,
if little Johnny" down the street
is getting gifts for Christmas, our
kids want to get them for
Chanukah. (And we'll do it even
better one each night for eight
I am not arguing against
Chanukah gifts. I enjoy giving
them to my children and I like to
receive them as well. Yet, if
"gifts'become the answer to
"what is Chanukah?," then it
really is no more than a false
Jewish copy of Christmas.
Chanukah is to be enjoyed.
Enjoyed with candle lighting,
stories of the Maccabees, eating
"latkes," spinning the dreydH
and prayers on thanksgiving
11 lalleli in the synagogue. Gifts
are fun too, but not the correct
center of our focus. Let us all
enjoy the holiday, but let us
really keep in mind, at all times,
what Chanukah really is.
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High School. He is also a member of the Town
and Country Baseball Team.
In addition to sharing the day with his sisters
Rochelle, 15, and Amy, 8'/2, Brian will have some
family from out of town be with him. These in-
clude his grandfather from West Palm Beach,
Heron Blecker, his grandparents from Merrick,
N.Y., Freda and Solaman Plavnick, and his aunt
and uncle from Miami, Barry and Merrie Blecker.
In Brian's honor, his parents will be giving a
kiddish luncheon following tomorrow's service,
and a party tomorrow night at the Admiral
Benbow Hotel.
Olga and Yevgeny Koshevnikov met informally at Fontana
Hall with a few members of Hillel. They are actors and were in
Tampa for a performance at the University of South Florida,
sponsored by the Hillel Foundation at USF. They are refusniks
now living in the United States. A refusnik is an individual in
the Soviet Union who has been denied the right to leave the
country because of religious reasons. (Photo: Audrey
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Friday, December 14, ]
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(Call me about your social news
Our heartiest congratulations to Wendy Gould and Gary
Greiaa who will be married in an afternoon wedding tomorrow at
the new home of Wendy's parents, Mort and Chippy Gould.
Wendy grew up in Tampa, but Gary is originally from
Nebraska, though he has lived here for the past six years. After
they are married, they will live in Augusta, Ga., where Gary will
be in charge of the southeastern district of Georgia for the
government agency of OSHA. Sharing in Wendy and Garyjs
special moment at this small family wedding will be Wendy's
brother Herble Gould and his wife Joan and grandparents Mr.
and Mrs. Anton Schnapp. A champagne reception will follow the
Charlotte Berger enjoyed a lot of good news this month.
First, her son Bobby became engaged to Amy Robin, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rubin of Dallas. The happy couple hopes
to be married in June and then they plan to live m Tampa where
Bobby works for Berger and Rachelson. Amy teaches pre-school
at the JCC in Dallas.
Also, Charlotte's son Andy and his wife Karen (daughter of
George and Bobbe Karpay) plan to move back to Tampa at the
first of the year from Houston, where Andy has been practicing
law for two years and Karen has been teaching. Andy will be
joining his father-in-law's company, Karpay and Associates, and
also hopes to sit for the Florida Bar.
Parents pitching in and working together to make things
better for their children that is what it's all about. This is
certainly what took place when the JCC pre-school asked for
help in resurfacing the playground equipment with carpeting
which had been donated by Booky Buchman of Modern Home
Fifteen able-bodied and ready-to-work people showed up on
the two scheduled work days, including: Leslie Osterweil,
Sheldon Shalett, Joan Goldstein, Susan Gluckman, Jeremy
Gluckman, Linda Endler, Al Junas, Jackie Junas, Nancy Miller,
Jeffrey Miller, Al Suraaky, Debbie Roth, Jack Roth, Leah
Davidson and Jeff Davidson.)
The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel has initiated a
lovely project called "Share Yourself with Someone Lonely."
This project, for elderly shut-ins, involves getting volunteers to
visit nursing home patients. Four homes have expressed their
interest in this program which will have the volunteers adopt a
grandparent, help with formal activity programs, write letters
for patients, read to them, or just sit and chat. Sisterhood
president Judy Hersch asks that you call the synagogue office or
Betty Jo Blauner if interested in volunteering for this program.
Isn't this a lovely way to give of one's self?
Ruth Adrian and Tiba Mendelsohn have co-chaired the
project of organizing and developing a Monday morning study
group at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. The study group will
meet two Mondays a month from 10:30 to noon at the temple to
share coffee and ideas.
Some of the upcoming topics to be discussed include: Jan.
14: "What Christians Really Believe." Jan. 28: "Anti-
Semitism: Religious and Otherwise." Feb. 18: "Jews, Blacks,
and the Third World." Feb. 25: "Jewish Visibility." March 10:
"Intermarriage: Can We Live Together Without Assimilating?"
and March 24: "Conversion and Jewish Proselytizing."
Religious Omectopy
2111 Swan Avenue 253-0823 or 251-4275 Rabbi Nathan Bryn
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyan Beginners' Talmud Session following Saturday
morning services
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday,
Rabbi Samuel Mai linger Ser-
9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyan
885-3356 Allan Fox, President Services: first and third Friday of
each month at the Comm y Lodge, Waters and Ola, 8 p.m.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin I. Sandberg
Hazzan William Hauben Services: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m. Doily: Minyan, 7:15a.m.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sondheim Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, College Pork
Apis. 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Rabbi Yakov
Werde Services: Friday, 6:30 p.m. Shabbos meal follows ser-
vices Saturday, 10 a.m. Kiddush follows services Sunday,
Bagels and lox Brunch, Room 252, University Center, 11 a.m.
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 13422 Village
Circle, Apt. 121 988-7076 or 988-1234 Rabbi Mark Kram Special
programs to be announced Shabbat Services Sunday Bagel
Brunch 1 1:30o.m.
Have you ever been in a situation that called for
an assertive response from you that you were unable to give?
Are you interested in how you can become more effective in
decision-making and problem solving techniques? Do you
tremble when you're called upon to give a report before a,group7
Any National Council of Jewish Women member who could
answer yes to any or all of those questions hopefully took part in
this organization's five-week Self-Development Series.
This series is a structured experience which combines
theory and lectures with an opportunity for exnenmental
learning. Each participant received a Personal Career Portfolio
in which to record her progress at the start of this series which
began at the end of November and runs through most of Decem-
ber. In addition, National Council of Jewish Women honors the
trainees by awarding them a nationally recognized standard ol
achievement, one Continuing Education Umt, at the completion
of the series. CEU's are awarded by universities throughout the
country and used by many professional associations for
Donna Cutler, immediate past president of the Tampa
section of NCJW, and member of the National Field Service
Committee is acting as facilitator of this Self-Development
Series. This series certainly will aid in the development of a well-
informed, aware, and concerned woman.
Recently new officers and committee chairpersons were
elected and J or appointed at the Hillel School. It is these hard-
working persons who give endlessly and unselfishly of their time
and who enable Hillel to constantly grow, to constantly become
a finer educational institution.
The new officers of the Hillel Parenta' Association are:
Marsha Sherman, president: Gall Perahes, service vice
president; Shirley Davis, fund-raising vice president; Rose
Schuster, recording secretary; Lynn MacDenald, corresponding
secretary; Sue Greenberger, treasurer; Helene Zlbel, historian;
and Ruth Smilowitz, parliamentarian.
And the new committee chairpersons are: Jerflyn Gold-
smith and Roberta Zamore, car benefit; Laura KreiUer, 10th
birthday party; Shirley Davis, towel sales; Joan Williams,
library; Penny Hilk, newspaper; and Sue Forman and Susan
Marenua, Passover baskets.
Speaking of special events, just to give you a peek at what
social plans the new calendar year will bring, Hillel wul celebrate
its 10th anniversary at a Birthday Party Celebration on
Saturday night, Jan. 26. The "Big event" that evening will be
the drawing for a 1980 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. We will give you
more details, as the date of this party approaches.
Dec. 4 the evening chapter of ORT held a short business
meeting followed by a "sizzling" program about microwave
cooking, at the JCC. This program was presented by home
economist, Judy White. In addition to Ms. White's demon-
stration, ORT members were asked to bring refreshments that
could be heated up in the microwave and then tasted and en-
joyed by all. It was a really fun way to get together for a short
meeting during the busy month of December.
Superintendent of schools. Dr. Raymond O. Shelton, was
the speaker for the Dec. 12 meeting of Congregation Schaarai
Zedek Brotherhood. An educator for 31 years, Dr. Shelton was
most qualified to speak on the evening's topic, "The Status of
Public Education in Hillsborough County." There was also a
question and answer period following his talk. A cocktail hour
and a delicious dinner preceded the speaker.
Looking forward a little, in January, Brotherhood will have
its annual joint dinner meeting with the Sisterhood. The speaker
for the evening will be Secretary of State George Firestone.
.... Meet Cheryl and Michael Chernoff, who moved to the
North Dale area of town just 15 months ago from Brooklyn,
N.Y. (where they are both originally from). Michael is the
manager of the Tampa office of Metropolitan Life, and Cheryl is
a Medicare account specialist (her job involves billing the
government for Medicare). The Chernoffs picked Tampa to
move to when they decided they wanted to get out of New York
because Michael's parents live here. His father is president of
Congregation Beth Israel Men's Club of which Michael is a
member. Cheryl is the co-chairman of maintenance ORT training
for ORT. She enjoys ballet, mah jong, and needlepoint. Jack
plays tennis, writes music, and plays the guitar in his spare
time. We're soglad that the Chernoffs are here to stay.
Until next week .
Volunteers Needed to
Work on Christmas
'. Heel,
EDITOR, The Jewish Florid^.
To aJI Jewish War v*
who are not members of JWV
we need you and this is whyif
no other reason:
JW Vs gave their time
their knowledge, blood and limb,
to keep the world free.
We won that war
we signed that peace
but, for us, the war has not be*
The Nazis, KKK and such
are marching once again
the cults are quiet
but not asleep
their venom is filling the air.
We Jews must be doubly careful
our children we must guard
evil forces are on the march again
to take them from their God.
JWV must be strong
to stand and face the foe
for if one battle we will lose
our children, too, will go.
Band together JWVs
let no one pass your line
oppression once again must Ml
in the battle, soon to come.
The cults are marching, 90 an
the war for us must still be won.
Post No. 373
The Hebrew School of
Congregation Kol Ami will
sponsor a special Chanukah
Friday night service December
21st. The service will begin at 8
p.m. at the Community Lodgeon
the corner of Ola and Waters
The students have prepared 1
Chanukah sermon, and the whole
congregation will be asked to
participate in singing Chanukah
songs. The children will light the
menorah and recite a suitable
saying for each candle. The |
Hebrew School has spent a good
deal of time in preparation for
this event and invites the whole
share in this
The Tampa Lodge of B'nai
B'rith Men in joining with B'nai
B'rith lodges throughout the
world in a community outreach
program involving working on
Christmas Eve and Christmas
With Jewish men and women
volunteering to cover shifts for
personnel who have essential jobs
requiring them to work on the
holidays, these workers are able
to spend a part of the holiday
with their families where they
otherwise would not be able to do
Dr. Jeffery Miller is B'nai
B'rith chairman for this project
an is working closely with the
National Conference of
Christmas and Jews Executive
Director Robert Kittrell.
Volunteers from the com-
munity at large are being sought
who would work four or six hours
either on the 24th or 25th of
December. If all those able to do
so would contact Dr. Miller at
251-1055, all the necessary
arrangements can be organized.
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How to Celebrate Chanukah
1. Each of the eight nights of Chanukah, at nightfall, the Chanukah Lights should
be kindled. For Friday and Saturday, see below.
2. On the first night of Chanukah (this year, Friday evening, Dec. 14) one light is kin-
dled, on the following night two; third night, three; and so forth, so that on the eighth
night of Chanukah eight lights are kindled.
3. On the first night of Chanukah the light is placed on the right end of the Menorah.
From there on the lights are kindled from left to right, so that the additional light of
each night is kindled first.
4. The Chanukah lights must burn for at least half an hour each night. Before kin-
dling the lights, make sure the candles are big enough to last half an hour.
5 Before kindling the lights the blessings (below) should be recited.
6. After the lights are kindled, we recite or sing the prayer "haneyros Hallolu." It is
also customary to sing other Chanukah songs.
7 As all throughout the year every woman and young girl lights Shabbos and Yom
Tov candles, on Chanukah all men and young boys too should light their own
Chanukah candles.
IMPORTANT' On Friday ave. the Chanukah Lights should be kindled BEFORE the Shabbat csndles are lit
before 5-18 p.m. on the 14th and 5:22 p.m. on the 21st. Lara* candles should be provided for the
Chsnuksh Lights to make surs thay will last half an hour attar nightfall.
On Saturday night, Chanukah Lights should be kindled AFTER 5:20 p.m. on the 15th and 5.24 p.m. on the
To be on the ssls side, not to desecrate the Shabbos, It Is advlssble to kindle the lights s few minutes
earlier on Friday eve and a while latar on Saturday night.
Before kindling the Chanukah Lights, the following blessings are recited:
I. Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hel-nu me-lech ho-olom a-sher ki-de-sho-nu be-mitz-vo-sov vi-
tzl-vo-nu le-hadllk ner Chan-u-koh.
Blessed ere You, Lord our Qod, King of the universe, who hes sanctified us by His com-
mandments, snd has commended us to kindle the lights of Chanukah.
II. Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-nol E-lo-hel-nu me-lech ho-olom she-o-so nl-sim la-avo-sei-nu ba-yo-mim
ho-helm biz-man ha-zeh.
Blessed ere You, Lord our Qod, King ot the universe, who wrought miracles for our fathers
In deys ot old, at this season.
III. Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-nol E-lo-hel-nu me-lech ho-olom she-he-che-yo-nu ve-ki-yl-mo-nu ve-hl-
gi-o-nu llz-man- ha-zeh.
Blessed are You, Lord our Qod, King of the universe, who has kept us eltve, end has
preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season._________________________
this a0 sponsopeo By:
Chabad House Jewish Student Center
CTR217BOX 2463
Tampa, Fla. 33620

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Friday, December u i,Hfridi
Chanukah Menorah
On City Hall Plaza
Come out and watch the Jewish Community Center basketball teams in action. Introducing
Karpay Associates: (standing) Frank Vasey, Richard Kalil, Bob Fier, Barry Karpay: {kneeling)
Mark Donohue, Charles Weissman, captain; and John Gibbons. (Photo: Audrey Hauben stock)
Tampa's observance of
Chanukah will have an added
dimension this year. City Hall
Plaza will have a 10-foot high
menorah glowing with real
candles on the pyramid stage at
the corner of Kennedy Boulevard
and the Franklin Street Mall.
Chabad House-USF developed
lhis idea, and students at the
university built the menorah out
of steel beams. Daily menorah
lighting ceremonies will be led by
representatives ofChabad House
with a special Chanukah ob-
servance on Sunday, Dec. 16, at
4:30 p.m. A special program is
planned for that day. including
local dignitaries and a clown who
will distribute Chanukah Kelt and |
candy to the children.
Menorah lighting times arem
follows: Friday. Dec. 11. 1 p.m.;!
Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.; I
Sunday. Dec. 16, special program I
at 4:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 17
through Thursday, Dec. 20. 5
p.m.; and the last night. Friday,
Dec. 21, 4 p.m.
Similar menorahs are beinght
in Berkeley, Calif., Miami. New
York City and Philadelphia.'
Leadership Conferenci
Planned for Jan. 3
On Thursday, Jan. 3, the
Holiday Inn on Cypress Avenue
will be the site of one of the
largest gatherings of Jewish
community leadership in the
history of Tampa Jewry, ac-
cording to Michael L. Levine,
1980 Campaign chairman and
Richard Turkel, Campaign vice
chairman responsible for special
The occasion will be a Com-
munity Leadership Conference to
help determine the form and
substance of The Tampa Jewish
community in the 1980s. There
will be asked to review the
present and unmet needs of the
community and translate these
needs into a 1980 Campaign goal
and action program.
The conference will serve as a
'kick-off to the 1980 Tampa
Jewish Federation UJA
Campaign and will provide an
opportunity to introduce the 1980
Campaign Leadership.
Education Series for
Women's Division
Women's Division program
chairman Betty Shalett recently
completed a series of board
education seminars geared to
Soviet life and Jews in the Soviet
The series began Nov. 28 with
a lecture followed by questions
and answers from noted Soviet
dissident Alexander Ginzburg.
On Nov. 29, the Women's
Division met with Dr. John
Palm. USF professor of Soviet
Affairs, and resettled Soviet Jew,
Mrs. Bella Dobrvitsky to review
(1 in/.burg's remarks and continue
the dialogue on the Soviet Union
On Dec. 6, the board was given
a unique look into the resettling
of Russian Jews into the'Iampa
Bay area via the Tampa Jewisn
Social Service. Guest speakers
were Anne Thai, director of social
service. Paula Zielonka ana
Nancy Linsky.
Wednesday night is basketball night at the Jewish Community Center. From left to right these
are Nicole's Aces: (standing) John Murray, Bob Jones, Jeff Bisker, captain, Mike Eisenstadt;
(kneeling) Dan Morgan and Wayne VigiL (Photo: Audrey Haubenstock)

r M./rr-M-t *.**

[Friday. December 14,1979
The Jewish Fbridian of Tampa
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Is Egypt Still A Threat?
Report Israel Can Defeat Any Combination of Arab Forces
London Chronicle Syndicate
[military threat does Egypt
[currently pose against Israel now
[that they have signed and are
[implementing their peace treaty?
According to a top-secret U.S.
I Defense Department study, the
[treaty "reduces" the risk of
[Egypt's participating in another
(round of hostilities against Israel
[but "does not eliminate the risk."
The study, details of which
|have been made available to me,
oted that Egypt theoretically
could be drawn into new fighting
against Israel by Arab economic
and military pressure. It said
that Egypt's military threat
cannot be discounted" for the
I"immediate future."
But it added pointedly that the
treaty potentially has "signifi-
[cantfy" reduced the overall Arab
threat against Israel by
suggesting that Israel may no
longer face the threat of a multi-
font war. Egypt was previously
the major Arab threat to Israel, it
said. "Egypt now poses less of a
threat to Israel."
YET THE study acknowl-
edged that Arab hostility
towards the treaty and Egypt
places "restrictions" on Egypt's
ability to influence regional
activities. Egypt's isolation, it
said, creates "uncertainties."
The inter-agency Middle East
Task Group prepared this year's
study over the summer for
Secretary of Defense Harold
Brown and the U.S. Joint Chiefs
of Staff.
It was also circulated among
senior Administration officials at
the White House and the State
Department just prior to the
September talks here in
Washington with visiting Israeli
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman,
who came seeking additional U.S.
military hardware.
ACCORDING TO reliable U.S.
sources, it was largely on the
basis of that study that the
Administration concluded that
Israel's current military posture,
as well as U.S. national interest
in Middle Eastern regional
Friday, Dae. 14
(Condlelighting time 5:16)
Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood Shabbos Dinner
Chanukah Menorah Lighting City Hall Plaza 4 p.m. First
Night ofChanukah
Saturday, Dec. 15
Congregation Kol Ami Afternoon Party National Council of
Jewish Women Chanukah Party JCC 1 to 3 p.m. Con-
gregation Kol Ami Evening Party Chanukah Menorah Lighting -
City Hall Plaza 7 p.m Congregation Schaarai Zedek SCHZFTY
"Sleep In" AZA-BBG Holiday Dance JCC
Sunday, Dec. 16
Hadassah Board and Orientation JCC 9:30 a.m. Con-
gregation Kol Ami Groundbreaking Ceremony 10 a.m. at site
on Moran Road Congregation Schaara' Zedek Forum 9:30
a.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Religious School
Chanukah Party "lOa.-r- Congregation Rodeph Sholom Men's
Club and Religious. Schoo' Cnanukah Party 9:30 a.m. Tampa
Jewish Federation Youth League Group 2 to 7:30 p.m. con-
gregation Kol Ar- 6 p.m. Temple David
Sis'erhood Dinne- Zl anukafc Menorah Lighting Ceremony -
Chanukah Party Cn, Hal Piaia 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17
Temple David Sisterhood Board Meeting 10 a.m. Jewish War
Veterans Auxiliary Boord Meeting 1:30 p.m. Israeli Choss.dic
Music Festival JCC 7:45 p.m. Chanukah Menorah Lighting -
City Hall Plaza-5 p.m.
Tuesday,Dec. 18
Hadassah Bowling ORT (daytime chapter) Board Meeting 9
a.m. and luncheon 11:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel
Sisterhood Meeting JCC Chanukah Festival Congregation
Schaarai Zedek Synagogue Council 8 p.m. Chanukah
Menorah Lighting City Hall Plaza 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Hadassah General Meeting JCC 10:30 a.m. National
Council of Jewish Women Vice Presidents Ma.ting Temple
David Sisterhood Meeting noon Congregation "I Ami *er-
hood Meeting Congregation Beth Israel Board Meeting 8
p.m. Chanukah Menorah Lighting City Hall Ploza -5 pm.
Thursday, Dec. 20
ORT (evening chapter) Bowling Hillel p'*'*"Un*D *
a.m. Chanukah Menorah Lighting Cy Hall pl *^' !
JCC Benefit "Star Trek" the motion picture Br.tton Cinema 7
Friday, Dec. 21
Chanukah Menorah Lighting City Hall P\oza 4 p.m.
(Condlelighting lime 519)
Saturday, Dec. 22 .. r ,
B'na, B'rith Installation of Officers 8 p.m. JCC Film Festival -
Sunday, Dae. 23
Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary Meeting JCC -10 a.m.
stability, would best be served by
supporting Israeli "force
modernization but not ex-
pansion. ''
Israel has "sufficient" forces
and military equipment to defend
against any likely Arab attack
between now and 1984, the
study concluded. Israel could
defeat "any combination" of
Middle Eastern antagonists
during this period assuming
continued delivery of U.S. arms
already authorized "in the
Because of the current political
and military situation in the
Middle East, it continued, ad-
ditional "expansion" of Israel's
force structure "at this time may
be destabilizing."
Israeli military estimates are
not as upbeat, largely because of
the different methods used to
calculate the combined Arab
threat. The Americans include all
the Arab confrontation states, as
well as the "maximum, feasible"
expeditionary forces of the
second-line Arab states.
ISRAEL BASES its force
structure plans, and resulting
arms requests from the United
States, on the assumption that
the Arabs will succeed in im-
plementing a surprise first strike
with the combined strength of
the confrontation and peripheral
countries, including Algeria and
The Pentagon and the U.S.
intelligence community dismiss
this Israeli fear as "highly
unlikely," especially at the
opening ot lighting. Why?
Because Israeli intelligence ij so
good that it would easily detect a
significant build-up of Arab
forces, the U.S. experts said.
If expeditionary forces were in-
volved, they continued, it would
be even easier to detect Arab
plans for renewed warfare,
thereby enabling Israel to open a
preemptive strike
Kol Ami
The U.S. study assumes that
Israel would not again tolerate a
significant Arab military build-
up. Any such development would
result in Israel's "iniating
preparations and coun-
teractions." Simply put, that
means Israel would strike first.
LAST YEAR'S U.S. national
intelligence estimate on the
Middle East arms balance
similarly noted that Israel could
defeat any combination of Arab
antagonists even if it were
caught by surprise. This year's
study went beyond that, noting
that Israel had "increased fur-
ther" its margin of military
superiority through 1984.
It said that the Arab force
levels have "generally stabilized
with some qualitative im-
provements" during the past
year, while Israel's forces have
achieved both "qualitative and
quantitative growth."
Therefore, the study said,
Israel "has at least retained if not
increased" its margin of military
superiority over the Arab threat
during the coming five years.
In reaching these conclusions,
the U.S. study included in the
military line-up against Israel the
anticipated force and equipment
contributions from Syria, Egypt,
Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Kuwait,
Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Algeria,
Morocco, North Yemen, South
Yemen, Oman, and Qatar.
military contribution of either
| the central Lebanese government
or the Palestine Liberation
Organization was not included in
the equation, presumably
because of their marginal
military capability in con-
tributing during a full scale war
against Israel. The PLO may
have increased political clout:
militarily, its strength is rather
The study also did not include
the possible involvement of non-
Arab forces, such as those from
the Soviet Union. North Korea,
Arab states, sometimes in key
techinical posts.
In seeking U.S. arms, Israeli
officials speak of two major
0 A desire to have a force
structure of sufficient strength to
display a credible deterrence,
and, therefore, to avoid a war;
0 Should that fail, Israel
requires the military force
necessary to ensure its survival
and territorial integrity and "to
defeat its opponents soundly."
ISRAELI military planners, in
addition, are not so much worried
about the arms balance before
1984. What worries them today is
the balance during the second
half of the next decade and
beyond. They recognize that
advanced military equipment,
including a new generation of
aircraft, requires between five to
eight years lead time in com-
pleting orders before actual
That's why Defense Minister
Weizman, during his talks here in
Washington, pressed for new
.authorizations of advanced
hardwares quickly as possible.
But the other problem
worrying Weizman involves the
payment for the equipment,
especially the warplanes.
Inflation has made those prices
skyrocket. The $1 billion in
military credits annually ap-
proved for Israel in recent years
simply won't pay the bills any
longer. That's why next year's
Israeli request for military
assistance has increased to $1.8
THE ISRAELIS are making
the case that the lower sum wiD
not even pay for those arms
already authorized for delivery to
Israel and considered necessary
(by U.S. experts! to sustain the
arms balance. Yet the generally
optimistic U.S. national estimate
on Israel's current situation is
encouraging the Americans
to advise the Israelis
to take delivery of some of that
equipment at a later date,
thereby making payment easier.
Meanwhile, discussions between
the U.S. and Israel on this crucial
matter continue.
Continued from Page 1
offices for a rabbi and a sec
retarial stafl and a main sanc-
tuary to be used for religious and
social functions. The main room
can be divided and used to seat
about 250 people or expanded to
seat between 500-600 people
The architect is Adolpho Strul.
and the building will encompass
approximately 11.000 square
feet. Kol Ami expects to complete
the new svnagogue in time for
High Holiday Services. Fall,
Phase Two calls for the
degelopment of a larger sanc-
tuary, and additional classrooms
are planned for Phase Three.
Kol Ami traces its beginnings
to a round of meetings just over
two years ago. Initially formed as
the Jewish Association of North
Tampa (JANT), Kol Ami started
with 25 families committed to
building a home for Judaism in
north Tampa. The prospects for
growth became apparent as an
influx of Jews moved to the north
Tampa area. In just two years
the Congregation has grown to
almost 110 families.
They are presently holding
services at the Community Lodge
at 402 West Waters Ave. They
have a Hebrew school with about
40 students and a Sunday School
with an enrollment of close to 100
pupils. Classes are being held at
the Independent Day School on
Orange Grove Drive in Carroll-
Fox said. "We are reaching
both the culmination and the
beginning of a dream. This first
building is something we've all
been working for.''
Dossible because of your help.
The continued success of this
community effort can be ensured
by your contributions.
Our current needs are:
Dressers, Lamps, Towels,
All Furniture

Contributions are tax deductible.
Call Tampa Jewish Social Service
TODAY! 872-UU51
(pick up available for larpe items)

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Friday, December U, 1979I
The first Egyptian medical expert to come to Israel visits at Tel Aviv University's Sackler
School of Medicine. Left to right are Prof. Ciro Servadio, chairman of the Division of
Surgep>, Sackler School of Medicine, who was instrumental in initiating the visit; Prof.
Theodor Wumtzer, dean of the Medical School; Prof. Mahmoud Bader, president of the
Egyptian Urological Association and professor of urology; Prof. Mauricio Firstater,
president of the Israeli Urological Association and head of Ichilov Hospital's Urology
Department; Dr. Meir Sasson, secretary, Israeli Urological Association; Prof. Uri Sand-
bank, vice dean of the Sackler School of Medicine.
Israeli Torch to Mark Chanukah
A torch kindled at the tomb of the Maccabees
near Jerusalem will be flown to the United States
as part of the nationwide celebrations of
Chanukah being planned by Masada, the Youth
Movement of the Zionist Organization of
The torch will be flown from Ben-Gurion Air-
port in Israel to Kennedy Airport in New York by
El Al Israel Airlines on Dec. 16 and will be ac-
companied by Idit Shani, a representative of the
Maccabi Hatzair youth movement of Israel. A
special welcoming ceremony will be held at the
International Arrivals Building. Similar torches
will be sent from Modiin, the birthplace of the
Maccabees, to communities throughout Israel
and the world.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Com-
mittee ado ted a budget of S64.5 million and
elected Donald M. Robinson of Pittsburg as
president for a third one-year term at its 65th
annual meeting in New York.
The JDC meeting, which was attended by over
100 members of the Board of Directors who came
from all over the United States and Canada, and
which was opened by Jack D. Weiler, also
featured an address by Isaac Bashevis Singer,
1978 Nobel Laureate in Literature.
According to Robinson, the largest single item
in the JDC 1980 budget is the expenditure for
care and maintenance of Soviet emigrants which
has increased from $3.7 million in 1975 to $23.8
million in 1979.
Vice President Walter F. Mondale says the
United States is "against the creation of a
separate Palestinian state" and will not negotiate
with or recognize the PLO "until it first recog-
nizes the right of Israel to exist and accepts UN
resolutions 242 and 308."
In an address to the American Jewish Congress
after receiving the organization's Stephen S. Wise
Award, the Vice President declared: 'Israel is our
friend, our partner and our conscience. Its well-
being is in our strategic interest. We will never,
never shrink from that commitment."
Mondale was honored for "distinguished
service to the nation and compassionate response
to the social concerns of minority groups and all
Department of Pennsylvania JWV have filed a
complaint in U.S. District Federal Court, Eastern
Division, Philadelphia, against Governor of
Pennsylvania Richard Thornburgh and the
Columbia Broadcasting System regarding the use
of Fort Indiantown Gap, a military reservation,
for the purpose of producing the move, Playing
for Time, starring Vanessa Redgrave, it was
announced by Harris B. Stone, national com-
The complaint also states that the Common-
wealth did not follow the mandate of the legis-
lative act when it authorized use of state-owned
land for non-military use to a profit-making
organization without compensation anticipated
back to the Commonwealth.
Assaults against Jewish institutions,
cemeteries, houses of worship and private
property have more than doubled this year
compared to 1978, according to a national audit
conducted annually by the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
The findings, made public at ADL's national
executive committee meeting at New York's
Waldorf Astoria Hotel Dec. 6 to 9 revealed 129
reported incidents in 1979, against 49 in 1978. The
incidents include desecrations, swastika
daubings, anti-Jewish graffiti, arson attempts
and firebombings. Of the 129, 51 were attacks
upon homes and stores owned by Jews.
A noted civil rights lawyer said to a group of
young Black leaders that when a society begins to
confer benefits on individuals based on race, it
will impose burdens on others and create havoc
with the right of people to be judged as in-
Samuel Rabimve, director of the American
I Jewish Committee's Discrimination Division,
added that while one may argue on behalf of racial
quotas and preferential treatment for American
Blacks, it would be difficult to reconcile that with
th epersuasive argument for equal opportunity
I for all Americans.
"Something's got to give," Rabinove told an
I audience of more than 200 Black student leaders
and educators attending the National Christian
Consultation for the Development of Black
Student Leadership, meeting recently at Atlanta
[University. He spoke on "Jews, Blacks and
| Justice "
The Jewish War Veterans of the USA and the
18 the Jewish family in America facing extinc-
tion? Can the American Jewish community
survive the effects of the spiraling rate of inter-
marriage? Can Jewish identity and a firm set of
Jewish values overcome these corrosive impacts?
The Women's League for Conservative
Judaism and the United Synagogue Commission
on Jewish Education are co-sponsoring a Con-
ference on Jan. 11 to 13 at the International Motel
in Atlantic City, N.J., to answer these and other
questions vital to Jewish continuity.
Rabbi Yakov Hilsenrath, of Highland Park,
N.J., and Dr. Morton Siegel, director of the
United Synagogue of America's Department of
Education, will serve as scholars-in-residence for
this conference.
The Kurt Mahler Mathematics Prize for 1979
has been awarded to Prof. Binyamin Schwarz and
to Dr. Jack Sonn, both of the Department of
Mathematics at the Technion Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa.
The Mahler Prize was established in 1973 with
a fund donated by the Australian number theorist
Prof. Kurt Mahler for the support of research in
pure mathematics at Technion.
Mordechai Shalev, former Israeli Ambassador
to Canada, has been appointed special assistant
to the president of Bar-1 Ian University.
Shalev has recently retired from the diplomatic
service after 30 years in various posts at the
Israeli Foreign Ministry. His posts abroad in-
cluded service as Consul General in Los Angeles,
Ambassador to Ghana, and Minister at the Israeli
Embassy in Washington. Shalev s last position
was as Ambassador to Canada.
In his position as special assistant, Shalev will
deal primarily with fund-raising and with various
aspects of information abroad.
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
VAYESHEV Jacob had 12 sons and one daughter, and of his
sons he loved Joseph best. When Joseph was 17, Jacob had a
coat of many colors made for him. For this his brothers disliked
him and their dislike turned to hatred when Joseph dreamed
that he would one day role over them.
Once when his brothers had not returned with their father's
flocks, Jacob sent Joseph to see if all was well. When the
brothers saw Joseph approaching they said: Let us kill him
and throw him into a pit."
However, at the insistence of Reuben, the eldest brother,
they did not kill Joseph, but threw him into an empty pit alive.
They sat down to eat. A caravan of Ishmaelites came into
view and the brothers thought of selling Joseph to the Ishmael-
ites. Meantime, a band of roving Midiamtee passed by. They
lifted Joseph from the pit and sold him to the Ishmaelite
caravan for 20 silver pieces. Thus was Joseph brought to Egypt.
When the brothers saw Joseph was missing, they were
frightened. They dipped Joseph's coat of many colors into goat's
blood and brought it to Jacob, who cried out: "Alas! A wild
beast must have attacked my son!"
Now would he be comforted. (Genesis 37:1 40:23)
(The recounting ol the Weekly Portion of th Law is extracted and bawd
upon "Th* Graphic History of rho Jewish Heritage," aditad by P. Wollnu*.
Tsamir, $15. published by ShengoM. The volume is available at 75 Maiden
Lane, New York, N.Y. 10031. Joseph Schlang Is president of the society
distributing the volume.) '
Carter, Kennedy Offer
No Mideast Alternative
WASHINGTON (ZINS) What would be Set
Kennedy's position on the Israel-Arab conflict if hewer
to be elected President of the United States? The answe
can be found in his record over the last two years, durin
which time Sen. Kennedy spoke up 16 times on th
question of the Middle East.
The most significant of his utterances were
DURING THE historic Senate debate in 1978 on
arms shipments to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia,
Kennedy voted against the proposal, saying that arms
shipments to those countries, including Israel, would
prejudice the possibility of arriving at a just and stable
peace for the Middle East. In August, 1978, Sen. Kennedy
rejected Israel's interpretation that UN Resolution 242
did not apply to the territories of the West Bank. Ken-
nedy argued that, subject to minor rectifications, Israel
must withdraw from those areas. At the same time he
emphasized that the border rectifications must afford
Israel secure boundaries.
ON THE 10th of April, 1979, following the collapse
of the Shah of Iran, Kennedy argued in Senate that
America and her allies have to consider the interests of
Saudi Arabia now more than ever because of the energy
crisis (oil).
Consequently,he said, it is America's responsibility to
make sure that Israel does not convert the issue of self-
rule for the West Bank into another version of military
occupation carried out under a different label. So far as
Middle East policies are concerned, there is really no
difference between Sen. Kennedy and President Carter,
observers here believe.
Charles Rutenberg of Bellair Bluffs, center, is congratulated by
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, president of Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion, after dedication of the Isa an(^
Charles Rutenberg Room in the Brookdale Center, new homrof
the New York School of the college at Washington Square m
Manhattan. Dr. Jules Backman, chairman of the Hebrew Union
College board of governors, is at right. Rutenberg, a pnvoli
incestor wit' is a member of the college board.

Rfjday. December 14,1979
iian oj i ampa

("on/jrreffarion Schaarai Zedek celebrated its 85th anniversary with Shabbot Services honoring
\the past presidents. Mrs. Herbert Friedman was chairman of the event. Shown standing in
front of the ark are (left to right) Ed Cutler, Mrs. Herbert Friedman, Charles Adler, Mrs. David
iZielonka, Maril Jacobs, Lawrence Falk, Mrs. Elliot Osiason, president of the congregation; Les
\Scharf, Irvin Peckett, Simon Dingfelder, Rabbi Frank Sundheim, and (seated) Sam Flom.
\lPhoto: Audrey Haubenstock)
Schaarai Zedek Has Anniversary
On Friday, Nov. 30, Congregation Schaarai
Zedek celebrated its 85th anniversary with special
j Sabbath services (featuring all living past temple
presidents as speakers, in addition to Rabbi
Frank Sundheim, Mrs. David Zielonka, wife of
the late Rabbi David Zielonka, and Mrs. Lillyan
Osiason, current temple presient.)
Following this service was an Oneg Shabbat,
chaired by Mrs. Sue Sutker. Mrs. Nellye
Friedman chaired this anniversary event with the
help of Mrs. Jane Goldman and Mrs. Audrey
Shine, publicity.


UJA Study Mission to Israel
On Dec. 5, seven Tampans
returned from a 10-day United
Jewish Appeal Study Mission to
Israel. Going from Tampa and
joining up with 393 travelers
from the Milwaukee Federation
were: Paul and Gail Pershes,
Charles and Lillian Rosenvaig,
Molly Rich, Doris Rosenblatt and
Shirley Solomon.
Upon arriving in Israel via El
Al Airlines, the 400 people were
divided into groups of approxi-
mately 30 each, and it was with
these smaller groups that 1,600
miles, by bus, were covered. They
literally visited all four corners
Inorth, south, east, and west), of
Haifa, Tiberias, and the
Golan Heights
the Lebanon border where
shelling was heard
the Settlement of Yammit
(which will be given back to
Egypt by 1981)
Yad Vashem (the memorial
to the Holocaust)
a military cemetery
the Western Wall where
Sabbath preparations were
after dinner entertainment
by the Tel Aviv Choir
_ the Massada (a fortress
three years)
a swim in the Dead Sea
the Knesset (the Parlia-
the Hadassah Hospital and
the 12 Chagall windows
Bet Hopefutzot Museum of
the Jewish Diaspora
a military base
a kibbutz
and a Russian Absorption
In the words of Paul and Gail
Pershes, "We could talk to you
for hours on end and still not
cover everything we did and
everything we felt but to sum
the State of Israel. Just some of buiit by Herod which was the last mogt incredible
the highlights visited and en- resistance point for the Zealots p^Ve ever be
is study mission, wh0 fought off the Romans for I *
joyea on tl
a technical school for or-
Mount of Olives
lunch with Gideon Patt, the
Minister of Industry, Trade and
i Tourism
the four quarters of
breakfast with Bliezer
Shmueli, the director general,
Ministry of Education
Tampa Hosts Convention
Tampa AZA and BBG of the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
Lted the North Florida (guncU
Fall Convention Nov. **;/
Over 100 teenagers from Orlando
Uaytona Beach, Jacksonville and
GaSivUle attended this three
day convention at the Tampa
Jewish Community Center.
During the weekend, there
were contests including debate,
impromptu speaking,
storytelling, oratory, song and
banner competition.
Daf Yomi
Chevra Kaddisha
The Jew stands out from among all nations by the great
respect tendered to his departed ones and the great feeling with
which he-honors their memory.
He rises to lament their departure from this world. He sits
in stocking feet, seven days in mourning on chairs or cushions
bw to the ground. He repeats the Radish, the mourner*s prayer,
y day for 11 months. Then, every year on the anniversary of
their death, he lights 24 hour candles in memory of their
departed souls. He repeats th Kadish, gives Tzadukah (charity),
and visits their graves fully aware that their earthly garment
las already turned to dust. Quietly, he sits at their gravesides
contemplating some advice or kind words he heard from them, a
legacy that they left him.
In itself, death is not a tragedy. It is the untimely nature or.
the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it that makes death,
tragic. When a peaceful death follows a long life blessed with
more or less good health, a life devoted to one's family and fellow
man, then no matter how great the losssand sorrow, we must
look upon such a life as a blessing.
JUDAISM views the world we live in as an entry that leads
to yet another world (Olam Haba) where man is judged and
where his soul continues to exist. The traditional Jewish
customs and laws concerning death, and mourning vary, but all
address themselves to maintaining the dignity of the deceased
and to comforting the pajn of the mourners. That is the major
function of Ithe Chevra Kaddisha.
The following are some of the important customs con-
cerning the Jewish dead.
"I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will also surely
bring thee up again, and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine
eyes." (Genesis 46:4)
From the words "Put His Hand Upon Thine Eyes" it is
after their death. (Maimon Abel 4:1)
ALL PRESENT at the departure of the soul are required to
rend their garments. The duty of tearing the garment by those
who are not obligated to observe mourning for the deceased (not
related) may be fulfilled by making a slight tear at the hem. It is
a time-honored and ancient sign of grief in Israel extending back
to Biblical times. The garment that u torn is worn throughout
the week of mourning except on the Shabbat. When tearing the
garment, this blessing is made, "Blessed Art Thou, L'd Our G'd
The True Judge." "The L'd Gave And The L'd Hathi Taken
Away." (Job 1:21)
Those present who are not obligated to mourn should recite
the above blessings without the Divine name and the title King
(Yoreh Deah 340, Moed Katan 25a)
After the departure of the soul, a physician should be
consulted. If one is not available, a light feather should be placed
near his nostrils, if it does not stir it is safe to pronounce the
person dead. (Shabbat 151a)
The corpse must be constantly watched and never be left
alone. This is one of the duties of the Chevra Kaddisha. The one
who guards the dead is exempt from reciting prayers or from
observing any Precepts (Mitzvot) of the Torah.
THIS FOLLOWS the law, that he who is engaged in the
performance of one religious duty is exempt from performing
another. It is forbidden to eat in the room where the deceased is,
even fruit or water is forbidden. (Beruchot 18a, Moed Katan
If one must observe mourning, he is called an Onan from
the time death occurred until after the interment. He may not
remove his shoes before the burial, but he is permitted to leave
the house to make the necessary provision for the burial. (Yoreh
Dean J41)
The L'd Keep Thee From All Evil; He Shall Keep Thy
Soul." Amen!
Shabbat Sholom!
(To be continued)
These girls are practicing the dance Hava B'not for the contest
during the North Florida Council B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization's Fall Convention which was held in Tampa.
(Clockwise are Bevie Karpay, Susan Steinberg, Tampa
president B'na B'rith Girls; Lisa Tawil, and Wendy Stillman.
(Photo: Audrey Haubenstock)

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