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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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Numbering Peculiarities:
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Number 19
Off Tampa
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 9,1980
FndSfiocht
Price 35 Cents
Federation Makes Record Allocations
Karpay
The Tampa Jewish Federation
board of directors has made
record allocations for local,
national and overseas programs
for the 1980 calendar year.
According to Joel Karpay,
budget and allocations chairman,
"Raising the monies needed to
fund the many and diverse
programs of the Federation is a
massive undertaking, but
deciding how to allocate these
limited funds in the face of rising
costs and growing needs is
equally as difficult."
Every effort has been made to
meet the minimum requirements
of each of the Federation
agencies; however, the
allocations were unable to take
into consideration new programs
and expanded needs.
The 1980 budget was based on
an estimated campaign result of
$700,000.
Israel (United Jewish Appeal)
was allocated $271,461. Local
agencies were allocated $315,539
and national agencies will receive
$15,000. Any additional monies
raised over $700,000 (up to
$85,000) will be allocated to
Israel. Sould this occur, Israel
will have received 55.4 per cent of
the total 1980 allocations.
These are the allocations made
to the local agencies: Tampa
Jewish Community Center,
$80,000; Tampa Jewish Social
Services, $60,920; Russian
Resettlement. $17,383; Hillel
TJF Approves
Cuban Relief Funds
The board of directors of the Tampa Jewish Federation
proved an expenditure of $100 to the Cuban Committee of
npa for aid in the relief of the Cuban refugees.
The check will be presented this week by Federation
-iident Ben Greenbaum to representatives of the Tampa
ban Relief Committee. The funds will be used to help provide
>d, clothing and shelter for Cuban refugees who have recently
ived in Tampa.
Carl Zielonka, chairman of the Federation Community
Rations Committee (CRC) stated, "We are concerned with the
pfare of all human beings and their desire to live their lives in
edom. We have been struggling to free our brothers from
nmunist oppression and know the joy you feel to have some
our own released from Cuba."
eationism:
xt Move May Come
In Legislature
wing the recent decision
it Hillsborough County
[ Board to teach the theory
tion alongside evolution in
try schools, legislative
ers of "creationism" are
how to get the entire
i the act.
iillsborough board action,
ite Rep. Tom Bush, a Fort
lale Republican, "gives
lity that the theory of
He creationism is gaining
knee."
Hillsborough School
recently approved
the creation theory by a
vote. Classes were ap-
n junior and senior high
[ beginning in 1981.
BOARD'S decision -
makes Hillsborough
the first in the state to
4e theory came after a
orum where more than 30
spoke on the pros and
teaching the theory of
i schools.
aard instructed the staff
pt and analyze materials
ud be used to teach
lism and other theories of
The vote excluded
5 creationism in
schools, where the
evolution is not taught
Members who voted against
the plan, and Supt. Dr. Raymond
Shelton, wanted the board to
continue its policy of teaching
only evolution in the schools and
offering creationism in elective
courses.
Board chairman Ben Hill, who
voted against the proposal, said
he didn't see how the theory of
creation the view that there
was a sudden creation of the uni-
verse and life could be taught
without mentioning a creator or
spiritual being.
Sam Horton, general director
of secondary instruction, agreed.
"MY ONLY fear is that we
would step into the religious
boundary. That bothers me a
great deal. I don't think you can
stop with saying the universe
was created. That picks up the
students' curiosity and they will
want to know who the creator is,"
he said.
Horton said that other school
districts were waiting to see what
Hillsborough did and that the
county's decision to teach the
theory could lead to a similar
decision in other counties in the
state.
But others were pleased with
the vote. Ben Darling, who has
Continued on Page 11
School of Tampa, $35,000;
Language Tutoring, $1,000; Chai
Dial-A-Bus, $11,000; State Hillel
Foundation, $7,000; River
Gardens Home for the Aged,
$5,000; Chabad use, $3,036;
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization,
$500; Jewish Floridian of Tampa,
$4,500; and Tampa Jewish Fed-
eration, $90,200. Local agencies
were allocated $273,413 in 1979
compared to $315,539 in 1980.
While the 1980 Tampa Jewish
Federation / UJA Campaign
reached an all time high, the
increase has been offset by in-
flation. Campaign final estimates
put the 1980 Campaign around
the $750,000 mark.
"This will only enable us to
meet mimimal requirements,"
Mich*3l L. Levine pointed out.
"It is apparent that some very
important Jewish services simply
will not be available in the year
ahead." Levine indicated that
every effort will be made to
contact every possible con-
tributor to explain what is at
stake for our Jewish community.
The Budget and Allocations
Committee will reconvene in June
to establish the budgeting
process for the next 12 months.
This is being done to change the
allocation year from January to
July, so that future allocations
will be based upon actual
campaign results.
Measure to Assure
W. Bank Security
By GIL SEDAN
JEHWSALEM (JTA)
The Ministerial Security
Committee will soon decide
on a series of measures to
restore the calm to Judea
and Samaria.
The Cabinet has rejected
criticism voiced against the
defense establishment
following the Hebron at-
tack.
The Cabinet expressed con-
dolences to the bereaved families
and offered greetings to the
wounded.
ALTHOUGH THE final
outcome of the cabinet meeting
was a rejection of the criticism
voiced against the defense
establishment and Defense
Minister Ezer Weizman, some of
the ministers expressed their own
criticism against the policy which
was adopted so tar in the
territories.
Interior Minister Dr. Yosef
Burg demanded the establish-
ment of an investigation com-
mittee to look into the conditions
that led to the Hebron massacre.
But Prime Minister Menachem
Begin expressed reservation at
the criticism. He stated that the
cabinet should bear collective
responsibility for the state of
security in the territories.
Deputy Prime Minister Prof.
Yigael Yadin said the Cabinet
could not accept criticism such as
that which was voiced against
Weizman. He proposed that the
Cabinet should express con-
fidence in Weizman.
REGARDING THE necessary
reaction to the Hebron attack,
Prime Minister Begin spoke
against hasty measures. One
should adopt a considerate and
balanced policy, he said, which
would enable co-existence with
the Arabs and the successful
conclusion of the autonomy talks.
DEFENSE MINISTER Ezer
Weizman accepted the
responsibility for the security
policy in the territories. But he
warned that Israel should not
deviate from working toward an
agreement with Egypt, which
was important for the security of
Israel and the breaking of its
isolation inthe region.
He suggested that the
autonomy talks should take place
"in greater paces," while
ascertaining the security in-
terests of the country. He
suggested that the policy in the
territories should be one of "the
righteous thrive, the wicked
suffer." Details will be worked
out this week by the Ministerial
Defense Committee.
Weizman was expected to
deliver a statement this week in
the Knesset on the Hebron attack
on behalf of the government.
Following the statement, the
Knesset was to conduct a general
debate on the subject thus
opening its summer session.
NINE OF the Hebron
wounded were still hospitalized
Sunday at the Hebrew
University Hadassah medical
center in Jerusalem. President
Yitzhak Navon visited the
wounded holding long chats
with every one of them.
Tal ing to reporters, Navon said
that the policy in the territories
should not be influenced by such
acts of violence.
In New Jail
Sharansky Gets Okay
To See His Family
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Anatoly Sharansky, who was
recently moved from Chistipol
Prison to the Perm labor camp
some 600 miles from Moscow,
was finally granted permission to
be visited by his mother and
brother, the first time since
August, 1979 and only the third
time since his arrest in March,
1977, it was reported by the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry and the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews.
The visit, however, was cut
from three days to one as punish-
ment for Sharansky's "violation
of rules" in Chistipol Prison.
IDA MILGROM, his mother,
and Leonid Sharansky, his
brother, reported after returning
home to Moscow that Anatoly is
working as an apprentice lathe
operator, eight hours a day, six
days a week at a camp machine
shop. He is living in a barracks
with other prisoners, some of
whom are "politicals" as he is,
and others who were Nazi
collaborators.
Mrs. Milgrom said her son told
her that the grim labor camp,
where hunger is pervasive, was
still "freedom" in comparison
with the notorious Chistipol
Anatoly Sharansky
Prison where he could not even
see the daylight.
She said he spends his spare
time walking in the camp com-
pound. Mrs. Milgrom said
Anatoly told her, "I haven't yet
time to become a member of the
'labor collective,' but for the first
time in three years I now sleep in
a bed with two bedsheets and am
in a room with natural daylight."
When he was transferred from
Chistipol he was forced to leave
behind almost all his belongings,
including his books, Mrs.
Milgrom said.
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Thousands of women who were
members of the World War II
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
will be eligible for certain
Veterans Administration benefits
as a result of recent Department
of Defense recognition of their
WWII military service.
V A chief Max Cleland said the
potential eligibility includes
medical treatment, home loan
guarantees, pension and payment
of some burial expenses.
The change in status was
granted to former WAACs who
chose not to enter the newly-
created Women's Army Corps
when it was established as a part
of the Army in 1943.
About 75 percent of the
WAAC force went into the new
military unit so they have had
veteran status since leaving
military service.
The Defense Department
action confers the same status on
the 25 percent of the WAACs
who remained civilians when the
Women's Army Corps was
founded
Cleland said regulations
covering applications from
former WAACs for VA benefits
are now being written and will be
forwarded to VA field offices as
soon as possible.
He said former WAACs
wishing to establish their
eligibility for VA benefits must
first apply to the Army for an
honorable discharge Application
must be made to Department of
the Army. U.S. Army Reserve
Component and Administrative
Center. Attention: AGUZ-PSA
P. 4700 Page Blvd.. St Louis.
MO 63132.
Following receipt of a
discharge, the women should
contact a benefits counselor at
the nearest VA regional office.
Regional offices are located
in each state and toll-free
numbers are available to
each office They may be found
under the U.S. government
listing in telephone directories.
Cleland said VA cannot pay
benefits to the former WAACs
for periods prior to Nov. 23. 1977,
the date of the legislation that
paved the way for their veteran
status.
This precludes payment for
such World War II programs as
the GI Bill education benefits
which have expired for other
veterans of that period.
The new WAAC veterans join
approximately 900 former
Women Army Service Pilots who
received veteran status last year
under the same legislation.
| giie qjUfcttfi
By LESLIE AIDMAN
/('all me about your social news
at 872-4470/
JWV Groups Have Installation Ceremony
Albert Aronovitz Post No. 373
and Auxiliary held their 1980-81
installation dinner at the Admiral
Benbow Inn Sunday. April 20.
Florida State Senior Vice
President. Leah Eisenman of
Miami installed the auxiliary:
West Coast Council Commander.
Jack Werner installed the post
The day's events started with a
friendship hour, followed by
installations and a sit-down
dinner. Prizes for the grand fund
raiser of the auxiliary were given
out during the dinner 48 prizes
in ail.
Minnie Posner. Mary Surask\
Installation committee for the
Poet was: Fred Katz. chairman
Jerome Posner and Mary
Suraaky.
Installation committee for the
auxiliary was: Jo Woolf. char-
man. May Silk and Betty
Pomper
Incoming officers for the Post
are: Commander Mary Surasky;
Vice Commander. Max Frouman:
Junior Vice Commander, Jerome
Posner: Quartermaster. Ben
Gutkin: Assistant Quar-
aEE'jK^Uep Clampdown on Immigration
Officer of the Day. Moms
Weisman; Service Officer, Sam
Silk; Sergeant at Arms, Maurice
Bachman: and Chaplain. Hank
Landsberg.
Has Become a Reality
Incoming officers for the
auxiliary are: President. Minnie
Posner: Senior Vice Ptea.. Ann
Spector; Junior Vice President.
Miriam Tamofsky: Chaplain Ceil
Goldstein: Patriotic Instructres.
A dele Rosenkranz: Historian.
Ida Castiglia: Inner Guard. Bert
Kleinman. Treasurer. Helen
Males: Recording Secretary.
Betty Rosenblatt. Corresponding
Secretary, marguerite Spitz: one
year trustee. Gertrude Kern: Two
year trustee. Margot Berlo:
Three year trustee. Betty
Pomper; Honorary trustee. Rose
Aronovitz and Esther Piper.
PAP.
NEW YORK Mrs Charlotte
Jacobson. chairman of the World
Zionist Organization
American Section told its
executive meeting that "the dire
prediction of a Soviet clamp-
down on Russian-Jewish im-
migration as a result of a high
drop-out rate, has unfortunately
become a reality
The Soviet authorities are
refusing to accept the letters of
invitation received by Russian
Jews, on the grounds that the
letter writers are not dose
relatives. This has had an
inhibiting ripple effect not only
on the original applicants for
immigration who. unlike the
former refusenik activists, accent
Hillel School of Tampa
3rd Annual Bucs Bash
featuring
"79 NFL Highlight Film Buc's Season
Sunday, May 18. 5 p.m. at
The Jewish Community Center
Complete Dinner $3.75
Child's Dinner $2 75
(Si Qtian m
Coma and meet some of your favorite players ...
IN PERSON!
: Make your checks payable to HILLEL SCHOOL OF TAMPA
; Reservation Deadline ktar Ml
I.
I to: I
Number of persons for complete dinner
Number of persons for child's plats (or Sr. Citizen's}
_______________ Your Name
r. *a*4 Bay Way Dr Ti
their denials passively, but also
upon potential applicants who do
not even apply as a result.
"The result is a devastating
decrease in the number of letters
requested from Israel Russian
Jews This is seen in the fact that
the once teeming stream of
Russian-Jewish immigrants from
Odessa has slowed to the merest
trickle. Mrs Jacobson said.
American Jewry is now
determining its response to this
Soviet slow-down It may fight
on the basis of precedence, that
the Soviets cannot make new-
rules now. Mrs. Jacobson said.
Reporting on the recent
Presidium meeting just convened
in Paris, of the Brussels World
Conference of Jewish Com-
munities on Soviet Jewry. Mrs.
Jacobson said the respected
Israeli and former refusenik
Aleksandr Voronel who had
favored aid to Noshrim opting for
the United States, publicly
confessed that I was wrong We
have made a terrible mistake in
allowing this situation to con-
tinue."
In fact, she said. Jewish
leaders from Belgium. France
and Scandinavia strongly
criticized American Jewry "lor
pursuing policies toward the
Noshran which are disastrous
for Israel."
^i
Setting the
Record Straight
The byline of Rabbi Lazar
Rivkin of Chabad House
should have appeared on the
article concerning the
Chabad House ground-
breaking m kst weeks
paper
The Jewish Flandia* of
Recently. Mary Kraaaer celebrated her big 30th birttoj
and we want to wish her a very happy one. Mary is thedauriSI
of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Friedman. She and her husband Ted,
their three small children. Bob, Becky, and Jennifer, resided
Largo. Again Mary, we hope you have a year filled wiUhnii
and happiness and don't let anyone tell you that you look 7M
over 29! ^
Dr. Jana Sulzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David San* I
graduated from Vanderbilt University School of MedicW
Besides her parents, her grandmother, Mrs. Esther Sutkernj
her sister. Kathy, attended the ceremonies.
Jana is an Honor graduate of Washington University am
Louis where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and> Atnsal
Lambda Delta Honorary.
Jana spent last winter at the National Institute of Heahkil
Washington. D.C. doing a rotation in nuclear medicine. ShuM
attended a nuclear medicine clinic at the National Naval Medk*|
Center in Bethesda. Md.
She will do her internship at Case-Western RBti|
University Hospital in Cleveland. Ohio in radiology andnud*|
medicine.
We just had to tell you about Edahn Isaak. son of Man
and Samuel Isaak. who has been recently ranked No. 2 infe!
graduating class at Chamberlain High School. His consisted
high academic achievement will qualify him as a special speak?;
at his graduation ceremonies. Just some of his achievememi
include a membership in National Honor Society, a membere!!
Beta Club (an honor organization), president of the MathCtab.i
member of Mu Alpha Theta. a Times Honor Student, and i|
member of the Hall of Fame model United Nations and a
delegate to Washington. D.C. Edahn is fluent in Hebrewi
Bar Mitzvah was in Israel. His family is a member
Congregation Kol Ami. His hobbies include reading and
service organization called DeMolay, which is sponsored by the]
Masons. We just love to hear about superior achievement of oat
of our Tampa youths such as Edahn Isaak.
On one Friday night a month the services, the Onr
Shabbat. and in fact, the whole tone of the evening is devottds
the children at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. It is such a sped!
and happy night with singing, a wonderful story told by tk
rabbi instead of his usual sermon, involvement by the children*!
the Shabbat service, birthday blessings, and a yummy
Shabbat afterward, which has been specially prepared by
mothers of the Religious School children. The birthday bleamft'
I mentioned are truly exciting for the little ones who celebrati1
their big day during that month. Near the end of services, UJ
Sundbeim will pause to call up all of the May birthday child
to the pulpit. Shy but proud, they will all gather around M
while he reminds them of what a special time this is, tt
everyone sings the birthday blessing song, and lastly, they bar
their heads to be blessed. Tonight will be extra importantWsj
husband and me as we watch our daughter, Ashely. go up for at
birthday blessing for the first time. On May 31 she will bet*
so we decided that since she is almost a young lady, she woe
be allowed to come to temple for the first time wnia*
Involvement of the child in his Jewish religion is soimpomnli
we are to survive, and we think that this monthly chiktreai
service is a marvelous way of doing just that.
Congregation Rodeph Shofom will be participating ina
A-olo Theatre Party on May 25. The play will be Tintypea. J
musical comedy with a conglomeration of ragtime MJ
vaudeville entertainment. If you are interested in being parts
these delightful plans, then contact Candy Latter or Ul B"
It sure sounds like fun!
The nominating committee of the Tampa Ch*P*/
Women's American ORT (evening chapter I. preseatadg
following slate of officers for the year 1960-81. who were en
by the general membership at a meeting held April 22. repa"
Wendy Fier. chairwoman of the nominating committee:
Toni Scholu. president: Cheryl Chemoff. vice Pri Connie Duglin. vice president: Sydney Schwartz, vice presw
Maxine Stark, vice president; Aide Weaeatnsn. vice pfW"*S
Rena Firestone, treasurer; Gloria Berkowiu. am
secretary. Kaki Cow en. corresponding secretary: Maxiae K*
recording secretary: and Ellen Stern, parliamentarian
Our heartiest congratulations to this hard-working *
involved group of women who will only make more oar
possible for those around the world who depend on ORT
With pomp and poise, beauty and solemnity, 28 v'in*'|1_
and women will march down their temple aisle on Sanday. w.
18. at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, to be confirmed m
firmation the end of formal religious school trauung^"
really just the beginning of one's commitment to his JuMJ
and Jewish way of life. I remember so many emotions mnj
together as I experienced
and
my confirmation
delivered the floral blessing." One side of my heart
was saying yea! no more Sunday school, I could now s*
all weekend long, but I know that the larger portion "^1
was feeling sadness, commitment, inveience. and J"
during those hours on that Sunday afternoon. I won
and**!
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he*
feeling sa
28 conf irroands will have the same reflections as I. on May 1
Our congratulations to: Cathy Adrian, Marc **^\
Maries* Bloom. Gregg Cnstaline. Aany Cherry. Gary *7
Lisa Edekuein. Kiaaberiv Fernandez. Jennifer Fishmas. *
Friedman. Emily Friedaaan. Steve Glass. Joseph GoW*'V
Uae, Breads Harrison. Janet Heller David H^XI
Beverly Karpny. Richard Lexeme. Deborah Lew Aasc -
daow. Andrew Osiasoa. Jack Rnsiaakmna. Tshi Se^f00,,
Saan&berg. Nine* Stain. Diane Stiegnl. Brad 1
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Lay, May 9.1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Tampa Women Named to CJF
Women's Division Cabinet
Sisterhood to Install Officers
NEW YORK Kay Jacobs
, Khoda Karpay have been
amed to serve on the Council of
lewis h Federations National
Vomen's Division Cabinet, it has
teen announced by Mary
lorensky of St. Louis, Women's
division chairwoman.
Jacobs is the outgoing
[resident of the Tampa Jewish
federation Women's Division.
|he is also a past Women's
pivision campaign chairman. She
a past president of Schaarai
dek Sisterhood and serves now
the Temple Schaarai Zedek
.oard. She and her husband,
Jlaril, have three children, Dede,
Valerie and Kenny.
Karpay has been president and
^mpaign chairman of the Tampa
fewish Federation Women's
livision. She is associated with
un Bay Corporation where she
one of their top real estate
jesman. She and her husband,
<1, are the parents of three
(lighters, Bonnie, Lorie and
evie.
The CJF Women's Division
Irves as a link between local
federation women's divisions
proughout North America,
feveloping collective policy and
arection. It functions as a
learing house and initiator of
knovative concepts in leadership
raining, Jewish enrichment, and
tind-raising skills.
CJF Quarterly Meetings and
be annual General Assembly
Kay Jacobs
provide opportunities tor
demonstrating model programs
that are replicated by local
communities. Council also
sponsors regional meetings
throughout the year, and
specialized Women's Division
staff members are made available
for on-site consultants at in-
dividual communities.
The Council of Jewish
Federations is the association of
more than 190 Federations,
Welfare Funds, and Community
Councils which serve nearly 800
communities and embrace over
95 percent of the Jewish
Rhoda Karpay
population of the United States
and Canada.
Established in 1932, the
Council serves as a national
instrument to strengthen the
work and the impact of Jewish
Federations through leadership
in developing programs to meet
changing needs in the Jewish
community; through the ex-
change of successful experiences
to assure the most effective
community services; through
establishing guidelines for fund
raising and operation; and
through joint national planning
and action on common purposes
dealing with local, regional,
national and international needs.
As part of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom services, Friday,
May 16, Rodeph Sholom
Sisterhood will present the
following slate of officers to be
installed by former president,
Bernice Wolf.
President, Elizabeth Shalett;
Vice President Way and Means,
Mary Aronovitz; Vice President
Services and Youth, Linda Blum;
Vice President of Culture and
Coordinated Educational
Activities, Elaine Gotler and
Elaine Viders; Vice President of
Fellowship, Bette Gibson.
Also, Financial Secretary,
Claire Levin; Corresponding
Secretary, Candy Latter; and
Treasurer, Lynn Greenberg.
Elizabeth Shalett (Mrs.
Sheldon) served Rodeph Sholom
Sisterhood this past year as
Torah Fund campaign chairman.
She is past president of Ameet
Hadassah of which she was fund-
raising vice president last year.
In the Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division, she served
the board as program vice
brotherhood Sets Installation of Officers
[Temple Schaarai Zedek
rotherhood will hold its annual
mal Un ion banquet Wednesday,
ay 14, at the Commerce Club,
ated on the top floor of the
kmpa Flagship Bank.
Temple President Lillyan
piason will install the officers in
ormal ceremony.
iNew officers are: President -
f Norman Rosenthal; first vice
esident Bruce Goldstein;
and vice president Louis
Zipkin; corresponding secretary -
Irv Edelson; recording secretary
- Michael Duncan; treasurer -
Murray Pressman.
Serving on the board of
directors will be: Robert Haas,
outgoing president; Alvin
Hameroff, Al Ward, Irwin
Browarsky, Barry Elkin, Bennett
Jacobson, Jacob Gottfried,
William Heim, Philip Brinen,
Alan Feldman, Sidney Horn,
Jack Becrelman, Ralph Amow,
Emanuel Gottfried and Ernest
Brenner.
Reservations should be made
today. The program begins with
a social hour at 6:30 p.m. In
addition to the dinner and in-
stallation, entertainment will be
featured. The dinner is free to all
Brotherhood members and their
wives or guests.
For reservations, call the
temple.
UJA 1980 Student Mission to Europe
The United Jewish Appeal has
bheduled its 14th University
ludent Mission to Europe and
prael for the summer of 1980.
traditional "Classroom-
lit ho ut-walls" program features
intensive tour structure with
pportunities for individual
avel.
[The mission will begin with a
t>e-week survey of Jewish roots
Europe, giving students an
pportunity to encounter the
i Li ties and remains of the
lolocaust-tom Jewish com-
munities. Included in the
itinerary are Warsaw, Cracow,
Auschwitz and Bucharest.
The mission will then travel to
Israel for a two-week intensive
study of the land, the people and
their traditions. Included are
visits to historic sites, to UJA-
supported absorption centers and
settlement towns, group Shabbat
experiences and meetings with
Jewish Agency, JDC and
government officials. An optional
week in the Sinai is availabe as a
culmination of the programmed
portion of the itinerary. In ad-
dition, independent extended
Woodwind Quintet to Perform
[The Ars Nova Quintet of the
niversity of South Florida will
esent a concert at 8 p.m., May
in the fine Arts auditorium
IAH 101) on the USF campus.
[The program will include:
iuintet No. 9 in A Minor" by
iton Reich a: Rossini's
lartet No. 4" for flute,
net, horn and bassoon, and
cuintette" by Brazilian
iposer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Uso on the program will be
Varies Gounod's "Petite
hnphonie" for nine winds, in
t"ch the quintet will be joined
four USF music students,
kie Saunders, clarinet, Carol
chopp, oboe, Robert McBride.
Bsaoon, and Richard Britach,
i woodwind quintet, Ars Nova
formed in 1971 and is
cted by USF music professor
Martha Rearick. The group has
steadily built a reputation as one
of Florida's finest chamber
ensembles. It has extended its
boundaries to include music
ranging from the Ars Nova of toe
14th century to the Avant Garde
of the 20th century, in addition to
performing the traditional
repertoire for the woodwind
quintet.
The concert is free and open to
the public.
JCC Couples' Club
The Jewish Community
Center's Couples Club is plan-
ning an evening at the JCC May
10 beginning at 8 pan. with a
game of volleyball a cool swim in
the moonlight and a barbecue.
Reservation and information are
available from Muriel Feldman at
the JCC.
Elizabeth Shalett
president. She is also active in
the Tampa Symphony Guild.
A graduate of Purdue
University, Mrs. Shalett is the
mother of two daughters,
Rebecca and Rachel.
Rabbi Kram Is Guest at Kol Ami
Rabbi Mark Kram, rabbi and
director of the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation at the University of
South Florida, was guest rabbi at
Congregation Kol Ami last
weekend.
Rabbi Kram, the second of
three rabbis invited by the pulpit
search committee to occupy the
Kol Ami pulpit, is a graduate of
the University of Missouri (BA)
and was ordained at Hebrew
Union College, Cincinnati in June
1978. He and his wife, Mindy,
have lived in Tampa two years.
The pulpit committee is
charged with the responsibility of
making a recommendation to the
board regarding Congregation
Kol Ami's first rabbi.
At presstime it was learned
that Rabbi Kram has withdrawn
his application for the position at
Congregation Kol Ami.
"There were philosophical
differences between this
congregation which is part of the
Conservative movement and my
stand firmly in the Reform
movement," said Rabbi Kram.
Rabbi Mark Kram
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travel arrangements can be made
at the participants' expense and
request.
The mission departs from New
York City Sunday, June 22, with
the formal tour period ending
Monday, July 14. Airline tickets
are valid for return from Israel
through Oct. 19. The cost (in-
cluding roundtrip airfare from
New York) for June 22-July 14
(without Sinai) is $2,640; for
June 22-July 20 (with Sinai) is
$3,000.
As in the past years, Mission
candidates are students who wish
to deepen their understanding of
Jewish history and develop a
closer relationship with the
people of Israel and their fellow
American Jews. They must be
open to accepting the challenges
they will confront during the trip
and be farsighted enough to see
the relevance of the experience
to the future of their generation.
To be eligible, a candidate
must have completed his/her
first year of college and will be,
' asked for reference from his / net*
Federation and Jewish student*
campus professionals. Par-
ticipants will be selected on the
basis of maturity and leadership;
potentials within their home
and / or campus communities.
The group is limited to one
busload 44 students on a
first-come-first served basis. The
deadline for submitting ap-
plications is May 12.
For information call the UJA
University Program Depart-
ment: (212) 757-1500, Ext. 391.
PHONE (813) 837-5874
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Pag* 4
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
pridy. M.y 9i 198)
A Dangerous Move
The Hillsborough County School Board, by a narrow
margin, has seen fit to approve a decision to integrate
"Scientific Creationism" into the secondary school
system's Biology curriculum.
What this does is to emphasize how wrong are those
of us who thought otherwise that the struggle against
Darwinian evolution died with the famous Scopes
"monkey trial" back in the early 1920s.
Worse than that, it is a frontal assault upon the
principle of separation of church and state to which this
nation is committed by constitutional amendment.
There is no point here in arguing for Darwinian
theory on the elevation of man from lower species through
principles of survival of the fittest and natural selection.
Darwin after all. still is theoretical, as are Albert Ein-
stein's.
But there is a clearly monumental point in arguing
against the Hillsborough School Board's decision to teach
"Scientific Creationism." The phrase, itself, is a con-
tradiction in terms, for "Creationism" teaches that the
account of the origins of the universe as it appears in the
Bible is correct beyond dispute, and therefore "scientific."
In fact, scientific method is empirical it learns and
then teaches by the examination of carefully-analyzed
evidence. In modern philosophical terminology, it is
known as a posteriori reasoning, or reasoning after the
fact (of examination, experimentation, analysis of
evidence).
Those who counter Darwinism with "Creationism"
offer the Bible as the revealed Word of God and therefore
not to be disputed. As they see it. the fundamentalist view
of creation as presented in the Bible must be accepted a
priori a reasoning process that relies on metaphysical
speculation rather than empirical methodology.
In essence. "Creationism" is ontology, the acceptance
of the Divine Prime Mover on the basis that that is in-
disputably how the universe came to be. The famous St.
Anselm ontological principle, promptly rejected as absurd
by another far more distinguished church father. St.
Thomas Aquinas, was that God is because one can not
imagine God not being, and therefore he is.
We emphasize these theological notions to demon-
strate just how dangerous it would be if the Hillsborough
County School Board ruling is in fact implemented.
Biology classes would be taught, as conceived by the
Board, by evangelical persons with an eye toward making
ontology Scientific." which even Aquinas rejected.
In our view, this sort of teaching rightly belongs in
the church, not in school, for those who want to continue
to tvlieve it If permitted into Hillsborough's schools, it
would serve as model for a similar move currently in the
Florida State legislature to implement the program in
schools throughout the st.iu
W have no doubt that its constitutionality would be
successfully challenged ultimately The Tampa Bay
\rva s director of the National Conference of Christians
lews, Robert H Kittreil. is correct when he declares
that in the name of fundamentalist or evangelical in-
terpretations of Biblical truths in the name of political
conservatism, our society is being threatened with an
unintentional and insidious kind of deterioration."
Our society, warns Kittreil. is "at its best ... a
pluralistic society, both religiously and politically. One
interpretation of truth need never be categorically con-
veyed as the final truth for everyone else Neither truth
nor wisdom can be so narrowly defined."
Further, we agree with the Synagogue Council of
Tampa, which has passed a resolution calling the in-
troduction of a Creationism" course into the public
school s>stem as a clear intrusion upon the separation of
church and state principle
Perhaps the sharpest words against this flagrant
American practice comes from the Tampa
Jewish Federation Teaching of material traditionally
rvg-arded as in the realm of religious doctrine in the public
schools doaa not belong as a part of the science
curriculum In addition, to offend those whose beliefs do
not include the literal interpretation of the Bible is an
improper function of the public school system (which
ha guardian of the constitutional rights of j<7
students To allow any i specific i religious teaching would
I atton of this responsibui: j
Buil s |
Jewish Floridian
of Tampa
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Trial by Jury Goes on Trial
THE CASE against Johnny L.
Jones has national implications
His guilt or innocence seems, in
the media, to be an irrelevance.
At issue is what one com-
mentator, a former editor of
mine, pinpoints as the essential
tragedy: "the fact that a man's
lifelong reputation was being
shredded."
This is sheer bourgeois sen-
timentality. Of course, it is
painful to see a man with Jones'
achievements and reputation go
down the drain. But the issue
ought not to be tears for the
result; it ought to be dismay at
the cause.
WHO PULLED the plug?
Certainly, it was Johnny L Jones
himself, and his glittering and
complex curriculum vitae ex-
plains it all; it is almost as if he
needed gold plumbing to assure
himself that the various elements
in the listing of his achievements
were real.
It is almost as if he needed the
gold plumbing to convince others
that his achievements were real.
If you want to talk about the
Jones case as a tragedy, then
think in terms of Greek tragedy:
the tragic flaw in Jones' ap-
parently inauthentic personality
requiring this kind of material
evidence for metaphysical
achievement; the reversal of
fortune in the direction of his life
because he could not accept his
achievements on their own terms
and had to recreate them into
something regal if not divine ina
therefore into something withiE
capacity not .s he hoped woS
reward him but as he now |Z
has punished him.
This is the tragedy, the btal
flaw in his own personality w
that he was judged for acting
the flaw in an unlawful way
I SAID at the outset that the
case has national implications
and it does because Jones u
Black. When my old editor
responds in anguish "that i
man's lifelong reputation wm
being shredded,'' what is missiu
here is the adjective, "Bj^J
man's lifelong reputation."
Clearly, Dr. Jones' race makes
his own choice that he pulled tin
plug all the more unbearable. To
begin with, ethnic groups alwayi;
look for models to emulate. Eves
if as Jews some of us are bored bj"
football, a Jewish quarterback. I
say, in the wings to fill Root
Staubach's shoes would m.'
deniably give us a universal sew |
of pride.
Jonas Salk is not exactly
Jewish pariah, and Yitzhak]
Perlman and Daniel Barenboio
make the most reserved of 011
stiffen with pride.
So it was with Dr. Jones forthe I
Black community, but his w
riculum vitae cannot therefore
guarantee bis innocence, and yet
that is the conclusion to which I
people are being encouraged to |
jump.
INDEED, from the beginning,
too many Blacks have made it i
racial issue rather than a i
inquiry into just what Dr. lorn I
did or did not do as a matter of |
law.
One can be agonized that he I
made the decision to act in ti
illegal way. One can wonder
again and again at the seemingly
limitless future before him had he |
not made that decision. But it i
absurd to argue that, because of
the seemingly limitless future
before him. he should not bin |
been judged guilty, especiakii
because the Black community11
now deprived of a role model Ml
emulate- Or that becaust of tail
seemingly limitles? future k>|
Continued on Page9
American Hostage in Moscow
FndivVlavr
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23IYAR
HAIFA In a world where
dozens and scores of innocent
people are held hostage by
terrorist individuals or terrorist
governments, perhaps the story
of still another hostage may no
longer cause any great ex-
citement Thus does the con-
science of mankind appear to be
anesthetized by sheer repetition
of brutalities and in justices.
Yet we dare not be silent, and I
raise my voice to tell the story of
still another hostage, an
American citizen who has for
some years been held in Moscow
against his will The case is
known to the IS State
Department, but after all. what s
another American citizen more or
~>
The White House has been
informed, but S'.r Carter seems
to find the abject of American
hostages an embarrassing one
THIS IS r Abraham
:>orn in Chicago in
191] Has parents took him and
-. 1931. a
tragic and fatal move Their
American passports were taker.
may The father was arrested
and disappeared The
mother died in 1949 The saster
was arrestad in 196!. held for five
years, and went to Israel in I
Stolar never gave up hop*
of getting out of the Soviet
t'aaon. For some twaotv rears, he
worked as a Russian Engbsh
translate? i .-banasx.
Faafly an 1975 he. ha wrfe acid
son recarrec the precious
to
Carl
Alpert
leave They severed all their ties.
shipped their personal belongings
including furniture and clothing
ahead to Israel, and only just as
they were about to board the
plane out of Moscow, they were
turned back and their exit visas
cancelled
Since then, the Stolars have
been in limbo None of them are
Soviet d The reasons
offered for their continued
detention changed from time to
tune Once a was said that Abe's
transition work had given him
access to delicate information
Another time, a was alleged his
wife, who reured in 1973. had
done secret work In recent years,
the Russian authorities don't
bother to give any reasons at all.
AT URST the Soviets
assured the Stokers everything
would eventually be straightaaed
out. They were asked to afford no
publicity to their case. They were
given opportunity to be" reab-
sorbad into the Sovm aconomv.
but Abe Stolar refused. He ih-
saswd or his right to go to Israel.
Batevcrytamgasdtoacfead
ad ke could keep
Jews over whom the Soviet
officials claim legal yurisdicten. i
He is an Amencan-bom ati i
being held hostage either beau*
of the vagaries of Rujsm!
bureaucracy, or for o
nefarious reason that has not ret |
been explained
Somewhere in an Isradi
warehouse, the farm. \ beionginv
wait for them, while the Stole
eke out a marginal exattnee"
Moscow, never knowing what*
morrow will bring. hopW
against hope that the *
illogical, unreasonable pobcyU*
holds them against their
might for similar -aexp'g
and inconsistent reason sudds* 1
decide to let them leave on *>
notice As yet the hopatfj
permission has not bssa recervw |
ABE STOLAR a*1*
forgottan by the S-.::< He*'
marked man Registered lo
which he has sen: a**
mvstenoush eamshsd "
H is courage st ill h
Ify-twwerebemgr.eJdhosajJ
would you not war.. U
somewhere
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Premier.: I t- ]
State Dspartmer.: your
Senator, ought to ano a^
fed about this spreading"
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Abe
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lie the
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write a letter or "^
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riday.May9.1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
>om Our Readers
ewish Conditions through April in Review
By ABE DAVIS
WASSERBERGER
I April 1980 was an historic
onth.
| April 1, 1980, we com-
emorated the redemption of
ael from Egyptian slavery
|th Passover. Then came Yom
shoah, "Day of Remem-
Bnce." April 13, 1980, other-
|se known as Holocaust
emorial Day; followed by Yom
Latzmaut. Israel Independence
py. April 21, 1980 (conincident-
\y Hitler's birthday).
This month has also brought
the murder of 2 '/i -year-old
ral Gluska, 34-year-old Sami
ni and 20-year-old Corporal
fcyahu Eldad Zafrir during the
seige of Kibbutz Misgav
Israel; continued unrest
Dughout American Jewry on
U.S. vote of the Security
luncil Draft resolution
113828 29 February, 1980; and
|this month closes, it will be Vi
that our brethem are held
itage by the Pharoah
ratollah in Iran.
esident Carter may be
wed as a man who works hard,
Sincere and intelligent. A man
family loyalty, religious
ength and compassion. Ideals
arbor, respect and admire as
light me by my parents. Yet, I
Ste reviewing April with the
sident in mind, with emotions
[frustration, confusion, anxiety
Ihope.
AM frustrated as an
rcerican Jew on American
Sling its vote in favor of the
sited Nations Security Council
Draft Resolution S/13827, 29
February 1980. I do not wish to
enter into a deep analysis of the
Resolution at this time the
White House has enough ad-
visors for that. Instead I would
like to pose some basic areas of
concern regarding America's
favorable vote.
After all is said concerning a
breakdown in communications
between the White House and
U.N. Ambassador Donald
McHenry one thing is clear;
Sol Linowitz told Ex-Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance the Thursday
before the U.N. vote that any
vote other than "NO" would
jeopardize the "peace talks" and
the President's position among
American Jews. Was this in-
formation known to the powers
that be?
What confuses me is a feeling
of "flip-flop" politics using Israel
as the pancake. Either the U.S.
has a clear policy and sticks to it
or it does not, and does not cloud
the issue by asserting it does. On
the one hand, President Carter
stated "opposition to an in-
dependent Palestinian State, on
the other voted in favor of the
aforementioned U.N. Resolution
which incorporates the phrase
"Palestinian and other Arab
territories," which was also used
in resolution 446, to which the
United States abstained, pre-
judges the outcome of
negotiations on the sovereignty
of the disputed regions.
CAN WE forget that less than
one year ago, Sept. 3-7, 1979, the
Conference of Heads of State,
also known as the Government of
the Non-aligned Countries, met
in Havana to vote on the Final
Declaration Article 237 which
reads:
"The Heads of State or
Government reaffirmed that
racisim, including Zionism,
racial discrimination, and
especially apartheid, con-
stitued crimes against
humanity and represented
violations of the United
Nations Charter and of the
Universal Declaration of
Human Rights."
Eighty-nine governments
endorsed this formulation. So far
as is known, not one state even
protested this obscenity, in-
cluding the U.S.
Although my anxiety is
heightened by the U.N. mistake,
one issue is painfully clear; the
U.S. has no clear, thorough
policy on Israel. Oh, we have bits
and pieces her, and there, such
as the President's statement that
as Americans, support for Israel
"will continue not just for 30
years, but forever." But
statements like this present false
optimism or put another way,
optimism without substance.
WE YOU; Mr. President,
must be clear and unwavering
regarding what "we" say. The
Soviets invade Afghanistan, the
greatest crime since WWII and
three weeks later you enter SALT
II negotiations. The government
of Iran is ruled by a man former
Ambassador Young, called a
"Saint," who openly toys with
American lives and all of America
to only be told, "Give us back our
I am hopeful, because as a Jew,
it is the greatest asset I have, but
hope is not enough. I am as
hopeful as I know we can be
active, for hope without action
breeds false hope. What we need
is appropriate, thoroughly
conceived.safe action. We cannot
simply question God about our
people an we will resume normal
diplomatic and trade relations."
This unheard of. At times I
think the world has gone mad, fate, we must question each other
yet I have hope. now more than ever
From Student to Teacher
In Just One Weekend
What a difference a
weekend makes? for Nona
Lee Edelson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Irv Edelson of
Tampa, it was the difference
between student and teacher.
On Saturday, April 26, she
was a student, graduating
from the University of
Tampa with senior honors.
On Monday, April 28, she
was a teacher at Greco
Junior High where only eight
years before she was one of
the students.
A member of Temple
Schaarai Zedek where she
was confirmed, Nona
received her Bachelor of
Science degree with a major
in English and minor in
writing. She earned a
teaching certificate by in-
terning at Mann Junior High
in Brandon. Nona was
president of AEP's Little
Sisters at the University of
Tampa.
While preparing to job
hunt Monday morning, she
received a telephone call
from the principal of Greco
Nona Edelson
Junior High inviting her to
fill a vacancy there for the
rest of the school year. Two
days later she joined many of
her former teachers on the
faculty of the Temple
Terrace junior high school.
Nona, who was born in
Sarasota, has lived in Tampa
since 1970, coming from
Gainesville where her father
was a writer-editor with the
University of Florida.
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its all kosher, too.

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all net
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Herd
In fact, Breyers yogurt
is so kosher the Union of
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tions puts its seal of approval
on every cup
And just wait until you taste what s in
every cup. Because Breyers is the creamy smooth,
full of fruit yogurt There's luscious strawberry,
raspberry, black cherry, peach and lots of other
favorite flavors And don't forget, it's made with
active yogurt cultures.
You can pick up all the Breyers
yogurt flavors in the popular8 oz.
size, and our plain yogurt is now
available in 16 oz. and 32 oz containers.
Each one is 100% natural with absolutety
nothing artificial and absolutely no gelatin.
So when you're shopping for yogurt, look for
the name with a tradition since 1866 Look for
Breyers. In a word, it's Geshmak!
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Focus On Jewish Community Blood Bank
By JUDITH ROSENKRANZ
The Jewish Community Blood
Bank. To those who know about
it. it's taken for granted.
Everyday common knowledge.
But not everyone knows that
such a service even exists.
During the Israel Independence
Day Celebration, the mobile unit
from the blood bank parked at
the Jewish Community Center
and collected 13 pints of blood.
In reality, no one in the Tampa
Jewish community should ever
"pay" for blood. Through a
system of credits, the cost of the
blood is canceled by donations
credited to the Jewish com-
munity account.
Let's understand from the
start that everywhere the term
"Blood Bank" is used it refers to
an institution such as the
Southeast Florida Blood Bank
and not to those operations along
Kennedy Boulevard which collect
blood from the sick, diseased and
alcoholics who sell their blood.
Sue Waltzer has been chairman
of the Jewish Community Blood
Bank since 1973. She is assisted
by Mimi Weiss. According to
Waltzer. the Jewish Community
Blood Bank was begun in 1965
with Nat Rothberg recorded as
the first donor. "Now it is
handled through the Tampa
Jewish Social Service office.'' she
added. "To request a credit
transferred to your account all it
takes is a phone call to the TJSS
officers, or to me at 932-8138.
"Anyone Jewish may receive
unlimited blood credits." Waltzer
explained. "Usually this is
handled when the patient is
released from the hospital and
the account is ready for billing.
And while it is not mandatory, in
Kosher lunch menu of the Senior Citizen's Nutrition and
Activity Program is sponsored by the HUtabo rough County
Commission and held at the Jewish Community Center. Man rya
BlakJey. site manager. 872-4451. Menu subject to change.
Kosher Lunch Menu
Week of May 11-16
Monday: May 11. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. String Beans.
Cole Slaw, Italian Bread. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Coffee or
Tea.
Tuesday: May 12, Chicken Livers. Parsley New Potatoes. Green
Peas. Grated Carrot with Pineapple Salad. Whole Wheat
Bread. Chilled Applesauce. Coffee or Tea.
Wednesday. May 13, Beef-a-Roni. Chopped Broccoli, Spiced
Peach Salad. Whole Wheat Bread, Peanut Butter Chewy,
Coffee or Tea.
Thursday: May 14, Shake & Bake Chicken. Scalloped Potatoes.
Okra & Tomatoes. Orange Juke, Biscuit, Cake. Coffee or
Tea.
Friday: May 15, Roast Beef with gravy, Whipped Potatoes,
Summmer Squash, Tossed Salad with Tomato Wedge
(French Dressing), Whole Wheat Bread. Fresh Fruit in
Season. Coffee or Tea.
Jerusalem Week at USF
The B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation at the University of
South Florida is sponsoring
Jerusalem week May 12 to 16.
The film. "Lies My Father
Told Me," will be shown Monday
evening, May 12. in LET 103. It
will be followed by a speaker on
the film.
Tuesday. May 13. there will be
Letter to
the Editor
EDITOR. The Jewish Floridian:
On Thursday, April 17. at the
Tampa Theater, we were
privileged to hear Isaac Bashevis
Singer. It is not often that a
Nobel Prize winner, much less a
Jewish Nobel Prize winner,
comes to Tampa.
Mr. Singer was delightful and
those who attended were
thoroughly entertained. We were
disappointed by the limited
representation of the Tampa
Jewish community. We wondered
why such an event was not
widely publicized in the Jewish
community in general and in The
Jewish Floridian.
Sincerely,
Joan and Bob Goldstein
Editor's note: Mr. Singer's visit
to Tampa and the University
of South Florida was moved up
from the original date
scheduled. Due to The Jewish
Floridian observing the
holiday of Passover, we were
unable to make the change to
accommodate the new
schedule. We also regret not
being able to supply this in-
formation.
a speaker on the Middle East in
Argos Faculty Dining Room,
over a brown bag lunch.
Jerusalem Day at the UC Mall
Flea Market will be Wednesday.
May 14, and it will feature Israeli
food, and a photo essay display-
on Palestine of 1927 by Luciano
Morpurgo. There will also be a
van showing film strips, taped
Israeli music and dancing.
Friday. May 16, will be a
special Shabbat service and
Israeli Dinner at the Hillel
House. RSVP by Thursday, if
attending. Further information is
available from Rabbi Mark
Kram. director of Hillel.
most cases the family sees that
the credits are quickly replaced."
The most valuable item is the
blood, not the money.
In the world of community
blood bank accounts, the magic
phrase is "30 30 account." This
indicates that the organization
has assured the donation of 30
percent of its membership or 30
pints per year. This is the Jewish
Community Blood Bank's
commitment. To date, this ac-
count has an accumulated credit
of 217 pints.
Robert W. Linabury. director
of group development for the
Southeast Florida Blood Bank,
explained that the need is 130
pints per day. 365 days a year
just to meet the regular, normal
usage. "Last year we averaged
the intake of 120 pints a day.
With our increased population
and the increase in the uses of
blood and its components, our
need always increases," he con-
tinued. Kidney dialysis accounts
for 10-15 percent of the blood's
use.
"Less than 5 percent of the
population, nationally, donate,
but over 95 percent could,"
Linabury said. It is up to the
group to release the units they
have accumulated. "It is the
donations which are important."
according to Linabury.
Congregation Beth Israel has a
blood bank program under the
direction of Lou Oditz. He said
that they have an account with
121 pints of blood to its credit.
"We recently released 17 pints
for the three-year old grandchild
of one of our members. And
several times we have made blood
available to needy persons who
were not members of our
congregation." said Oditz.
Dr. Bob Haas, president of
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Brotherhood. undertook the
development of a Brotherhood
blood bank program this year.
Also involved in the establish-
ment of this program was Dr.
Irwin Browarsky.
"The time delay in fresh blood
can be critical," said Dr. Haas.
"Should there ever be a really
critical situation in our area,
there would be a terrible problem.
This is the time for extra
donations." He went on to ex-
plain that this was a 30 30
program and the Brotherhood
hoped to include the Sisterhood
and later the entire congregation
in the project.
The Brotherhood's first donor
day in January took in 42 pints.
The mobile unit was stationed in
the Schaarai Zedek parking lot
and operated four chairs at a
time.
Congregation Kol Ami began
its blood bank program in March,
chaired by Jay Fink and Sid
Sara Sundheim, SCHZFTY president, and
Dr. Robert Haas, Schaarai Zedek
Brotherhood president, enter the Southwest
Florida Blood Bank Mobile Unit. (Photos:
Audrey Haubenstock)
Jackie Hochberg, a first time donor, at the
Schaarai Zedek drive.
Besmertnik. "When the mobile
Blood Bank unit came out and we
had our first donor drive (March
23rd), our total pints collected far
surpassed our expectations."
siad Col. Alan Fox. Kol Ami's
president.
During the Israel Indepen-
dence Day celebration at the
Jewish Community Center, the
mobile unit was parked in the
JCC parking lot to enable donors
to give. The Tampa Jewish Social
Services office reported its was a
very successful idea.
Throughout all these con-
versations, one point remained
constant. IT IS THE BLOOD
WHICH IS NEEDED. MONEY
PAYS EXPENSES BUT IT IS
NOT a substitute for blood!
The list of continuing donors ii
verv long. Ed Finkelstein is the
leading donor giving five pints
of blood per year. His wife Jane is
also a regular contributor. So in
Marilyn and Irving Weissman,
Marshall and Loretta Linsky,
Sue Waltzer. Betty Shane,
Sandra Davis. Esther and Frank
Laink and Karen Kline.
And the list of repeating do-
nors continues: Midge Paster-
nack, Ethel Field. Marsha
Levine. Rabbi Frank Sundheim.
Theodore Newman and Albert
Frank.
"Blood is life. Pass it on!" The
motto says it all. Fortunately.w
have a way of doing just that
Will you help?
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5740-Confirmation Class-1980
Congregation Schaarai Zedek confirmation services will be
held on Sunday. May 18. at 2 p.m. This year's class has 28
members.
A reception honoring the confirmation class will take place
in the social hall immediately following confirmation services.
CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 1980
Con firm* nd Parents
Cathy Elizabeth Adrian Mr. and Mrs. Edward Adrian
Marc Adam Benware Mr. and Mrs. Michael Benware
Marlene Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bloom
Gregg Castaline Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Castaline
Amy Cherry Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cherry
Gary Samuel Dolgin Drs. David and Ann Dolgin
Lisa Michelle Edelstein Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edelstein
Kimberly Kay Fernandez
Joseph Marc Goldstein
Brenda Harrison
Janet Marian Heller
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Goldstein
Mr. and Mrs. HaskeU Harrison
...............Mrs. Carolyn Heller
Mr. Edward Heller
David A. Hochberg Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Hochberg
Beverly Michelle Karpay...........Mr. and Mrs. Joel Karpay
Richard B. Lazarus Mr and Mrs. Gene Lazarus
Deborah Karen Levi Mr. and Mrs. Richard Levi
Anne Rebecca Mandlow Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mandlow
Andrew Osiason Mr. and Mrs. Burton Osiason
Jack Michael Rosenkranz Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rosenkraru
Tobi L. Selembo Mr. and Mrs. John Selembo
Scott Mandell Shimberg Mr. and Mrs. Mandell Shimberg
Jennifer Lynn Fishman
F.mily Friedman
Steve Glass
Mrs. Marlene Fernandez
Dr. A. A. Fernandez
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fishman
Mrs. Eleanor Friedman
Mr. Ronald Friedman
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Glass
Monique Stein
Diane Merle Stiegel
Brad Walker
Robert J. Weiner
Todd David Zipkin
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stein
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stiegel
Dr. and Mrs. Frer Walker
Mrs. Carol Weiner
Mr. Roland Weiner
Mrs. Linda Zipkin
Mr. Louis Zipkin
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venue Of the Just9 to Air on Sunday USFSets Handicap Awareness Day
|ln Jerusalem, at the Yad
Viherr memorial to the six
Elion Jews who perished during
, Holocaust, there is a garden
rounded by a tree-lined walk
Kich commemorates heroism
. life.
[Ten of these valiant people
, some of the people they
|r tied recount their personal
Eertencefl in a television film,
[venue of the Just," airing
nday. May 11, at 2:30 p.m. on
JSFTV. Channel 16.
"Avenue of the Just"
Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m.
TV Channel 16
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Each tree on the "Avenue
of the Just" bears the name of a
Christian who saved Jewish lives
during the terrible Hitler years.
"Avenue of the Just" explores
the motivations of the rescuers
whose deeds imperiled their
friends, their families and
themselves. Some acted alone
while others joined clandestine
lifesaving networks.
Many of the survivors were
little children when World War II
began, yet their memories of their
years in hiding have never
dimmed.
The "Avenue of the Just"
includes interviews with Anne
Frank's father, the people who
hid the Frank family in an
Amsterdam warehouse, and
sequences showing the house
today.
Three Arabs Deported
Each Has Different Palestinian Creed
By GIL SEDAN
IJKRUSALEM (JTA)
Kach of the three
ported Arab leaders
lects a slightly different
Lade of Palestinian
kinnalism. But all three
[ve adopted recently the
jre extreme line of the
ilestine Liberation Or-
(mization, that is, rejec-
3ii of any negotiations
Israel at this stage.
The most interesting figure is
^bron Mayor Fahed Kawasme,
ce considered a moderate, but
bendy the champion of the
tst extreme attacks on the
eli occupation of the
ritories. Kawasme was an
{own figure in the territories
til 1976, when he succeeded the
fluential Sheikh Mohammad
|i Al Jaabari as the Mayor of
ebron. Until then he served as
agricultural engineer in the
i-ilian administration, which is
\n of the Israeli Military
Dvernment.
He was elected as Mayor in
pril, 1976. due to an unexpected
litical change. Jaabari, who
js the Mayor of Hebron for 40
and was noted for his
Dse cooperation with the
lilitary Government resigned
ae to old age. The most likely
fcrson to succeed him was Dr.
imad Natshe, who was
kported by the authorities a few
>ys before the elections.
KAWASME, who was number
po on the Natshe list, suddenly
and himself at the head of the
and he won all 10 seats of
local council. In the begin-
ng. the authorities believed
at the calm which characterized
Jaabari period would con-
|>ue for Kawasme, with his
ril service background and his
oderate appearance, certainly
ve the impression that he
buld continue this way.
Jin fact, Kawasme lived up to
|ese expectations, at the
^ginning of his term. He knew
w to maneuver between the
essures of the extremists and
Israelis. Military Govern-
ent officials often com-
Bmented him for this, and
raised his municipal
Ihievements.
|But last year he showed the
st signs that he aspired to
come a political figure on a
ilestinian scale. He met for the
st time with PLO leader Yasir
rafat, without prior approval by
Military Government. The
Jyernment refrained from
ting any action against him
lowing the meeting.
.EVER SINCE THE the
smng of the Camp David ac-
prds in 1978, Kawasme became a
fremberof the National Guidance
Jommittee which was set up
the leading body of the Arabs
the administered territories.
*>r months he continued to
|opt a moderate line, facing
ticism by other mayors such as
Jarim Khalaf of Ramallah and
f assam Shaka of Nablus.
He became one of the more
influential leaders in the Com-
mittee which gradually
became politically independent
from the PLO. Contrary to the
past, the leaders no longer
followed blindly the dictations
from the PLO. This became
apparent when the National
Guidance Committee recom-
mended a mass resignation by all
mayors to protest the intended
deportation of Shaka last year
contrary to the advice given by
Arafat, who feared the Israelis
might use the opportunity to get
rid of all PLO supporters in the
West Bank municipalities.
Only two months ago did
Kawasme adopt the most ex-
treme line. Following the
government decision to settle
Jews in Hebron, Kawasme
presided over a protest rally in
Hebron in which he made strong
anti-Israeli comments. He said at
that rally that he would rather be
deported than see Jews settle
Hebron.
HE SAID he would support
resettlement of Jews in Jewish
properties in Hebron only after
Arabs are allowed to return to
their homes in Jaffa, Haifa and
other previous Arab-populated
places in Israel. In a recent
newspaper interview he ex-
plained: "The policy of the Begin
government has made me into an
extremist.."
Mohammad Hassan Milhim,
the second deportee, was the
Mayor of Halhoul, a town near
Hebron, since 1976. Milhim, with
a European appearance, fluent in
English, was often interviewed
by the foreign media here
always adopting a rejectionist
view toward Israel. He came from
an educated family, known for
extremist views. His brother, Dr.
Mustapha Milhim, was deported
eight years ago for incitement
and anti-Israel propaganda.
Milhim, too, was a member of
the National Guidance Com-
mittee, but was always con-
sidered one of the more ex-
tremists there, together with
Khalaf and Shaka.
THE THIRD deportee was
Sheikh Rajeb Buyud Tamimi, the
Kadi (religious judge) of Hebron.
Tamimi was considered a leading
religious figure, but he was not
known as a political figure.
However, he was involved in
several clashes with the
authorities. He involved himself
mainly with internal activities,
such as debates with the local
leftist groups in Hebron and
drives calling for the return to
Islam.
Tamimi made the strongest
speech in the Hebron rally when
he called, in an emotional ad-
dress, for freeing the country
from the Zionists, specifically
mentioning Haifa, Acre and
Jaffa.
With the deportation of the
three, the leadership of the West
Bank is more then ever in the
past in the hands of Shaka and
Khalaf.
George Murray, the USF
student who won the 1978
wheelchair division of the Boston
Marathon, will be guest speaker
at the University of South
Florida's Handicap Awareness
Day on May 14.
Films, displays of special
equipment, and obstacle courses
will be featured in the University
Center and surrounding grounds
from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Murray, a paraplegic majoring
, in physical education, will
discuss the challenge of
wheelchair sports at 2 p.m. on the
UC mall. A guide dog demon-
stration will be held at 3 p.m.,
and Taproot Theatre of Lakeland
will stage a mime-sign language
production of "Adam, Eve and
Other Mysteries" at 3:30 p.m. in
the UC ballroom.
Displays of cars and vans
modified for disabled drivers and
a wheelchair obstacle course over
grass, gravel, carpet and sand
surfaces will be set up on the UC
mall. Blindness will be simulated
in a darkened room complete with
furniture obstacle course.
The program is designed to
Hillel School Sponsors Bucs Bash
Hillel School of Tampa will
sponsor its third annual Bucs
Bash at the Jewish Community
Center Sunday, May 18, at 5 p.m.
This annual event has many
players from the Buccaneers
attending, so it is an autograph
hunters delight. The '79
Highlight Film of the Buc-
caneer's season will be shown.
The evening is open to the entire
community, and children are
especially welcome. All proceeds
go to the benefit of the Hillel
School of Tampa.
Virgina Gordimer is taking
reservations. Checks may be sent
to her at 4944 Bayway Drive,
33609.
Speech Contest Winners Named
Hillel School has announced
the winners of its first speech
contest. The winners are: grade
eight, Mark Zibel; grade seven,
Amy Solomon; grade six, Tracy
Mehler and grade five, Matthew
Hilk.
Overall best speeches were
announced as follows: first place,
Amy Solomon, grade seven;
second place, Mark Zibel, grade
eight and third place, Jeremy
Bornstein, grade seven.
Speeches were judged on
content and delivery by Timi
Kearny, drama coach at Berkeley
Preparatory School, and Tina
Dry and Kay Doughty from
Hillel School. Ribbons were
awarded to all students involved.
Tuba Consort to Present Concert
promote "an awarness of the1
abilities of the handicapped, the
community services available to
them, and the obstacles they face
in everyday life" said Mildred
Singletary, advisor to diabled
students at USF.
Interpreters for the deaf will be
available throughout the day.
Handicap Awarness Day is
free and open to the public.
USF Jazz Band
In Concert
The University of South
Florida Jazz Band will present its
spring concert on May 12 at 8
p.m. in the University Theatre.
1 The Jazz Band, Ensembles I
and II, directed by USF music
professor Mark Hendricks, will
present music from a number of
famous bands, including Buddy
Rich, Thad Jones, Weather Re-
port and others.
The concert is free and open to
the public. For further in-
formation, call the USF music
department.
Channel 16 Explores
Tampa's Heritage
Tampa's diverse ethnic
composition is the focus of
"Seasoning the Paella," part
seven of the Tampa History
series produced and co-hosted by
Joyce Hartman.
The city's rich cultural
heritage stems from the influx of
many different groups in the late
19th century. Cubans, Blacks,
Spanish, Italians, Germans, and
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Sunday, May 18, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Friday, May 23, at
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others were drawn by the area's
burgeoning cigar industry.
A thumb-nail history of the
growth of the Jewish community
is included.
The groups who came to
Tampa brought with them a
variety of religions. Methodists
established the first church in
Tampa, and the first synagogue
was chartered in 1894. In a
musical montage, Tony Pizzo's
Tampa visits local churches and
synagogues to show viewers
the man> fine examples
of religious art in the area. The
voice of Cantor William Hauben
and the Saint John's Choir of
Men and Boys provide musical
accompaniment. Scenes of
Rodeph Sholom and Schaari
Zedek are used.
Guest Dr. James Ingram
explains the growth of medical
services in Tampa from a few
doctors at Fort Brooke to the
status of Tampa today as a
regional center for sophisticated
medical care.
One of the city's unique
contributions to medical care
concepts began with the social
"clubs" in Ybor City. Member
families received complete
medical care for a nominal fee.
This was the genesis of group
health care, later to become
popular around the country.
"Seasoning the Paella"
provides a lively overview of the
many elements that have con-
tributed to making Tampa the
fascinating, diverse city it is
today.
The program airs Sunday, May
18, at 9 p.m. and repeats Friday,
May 23, at noon on WUSF-TV,
Channel 16.
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Music from Renaissance
Europe to contemporary America
will be featured in the inaugural
concert of the University of
South Florida Tuba Consort,
Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m. in the
Fine Arts auditorium (FAH 101).
The new music ensemble,
under the direction of Dr. John L.
Smith of the USF music faculty,
is made up of seven USF music
students. The instruments in-
clude tenor tubas (euphoniums)
and bass tubas.
Dr. Smith explained that tuba
ensembles are a relatively new
concept. The USF group is
designated as a "consort''
because it means a family of like
instruments. In this case, all the
instruments are members of the
tuba family.
The May 11 concert is free and
open to the public.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 9
Federal Support
Remedial Assist for Religious Schools
NEW YORK (JTA1 A
federally-funded program under
which pupils in non-public
religious schools in New York
City receive remedial education
Daf Yomi
1 from public school teachers has
been upheld by a special three-
man federal constitutional court
here.
The court rejected a complaint
Judaism's View
Of Evolution
Dedicated to Eldra Solomon
and P. William Davia
Co-Author, of "The World of Biology "
BY RABBI THEODORE BROD
"Were the aky of parchment made,
A quill each read, each twig and blade,
Could we with ink fill aea and brook, .
Were every man to write a book,
The marvelous story
Of God'a great glory
Would still remain untold.
For He, moat high, the earth and aky
Created alone of old,
Without fatigue or weary hand,
He spoke the word, He breathed command
The world and all therein dwell.
Field and meadow, fen and fell,
Mount and sea,
In six days He
With life did them inspire.
("Akaamuth" Meir Ben Isaac}
When I was asked by my daughter Eldra (the biologist) to
state Judaism's viewpoint on creation, there came to my mind
the Aramaic poem. Akdamuth. On the first day of Shavuoth
(Pentecost), after the Kohen (Priest) has been called to the
Torah. this vivid and moving poem is read before calling anyone
else to the Holy Torah. These words very aptly describe the
situation when one tackles the subject of creation:
"Could we with ink the ocean fill
Were every blade of grass a quill
Were the world of parchment made
And every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above.
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor would the scroll contain the whole.
Though stretched from sky to sky."
There are many arguments given for and against creation
and or evolution.
It is not my purpose to take sides in this column but to
state some of the arguments and then give you that which is
written by our Sages in our books.
Some of the points scored by the evolutionary theorists are:
The theory of evolution states that all organisms have
gradually developed from a common, simple ancestral type This
theory la based on morphology, biochemistry, fossil records and
mJcroevoiutionary processes l,et us examine each one of these
separate, bearing in mind that I am not a scientist or a biologist
but an merely quoting from books and articles written on the
subject.
Morphologic: Comparing anatomy of organisms, we ob-
serve patterns of structural similarity These'can be explained
by degrees of genetic kinship. For example, all vertebrates have
the same pattern of circulation, nerves, muscles and bones. As
we go up on the scale and reach mammals, the structural
complexity increases. Since all vertebrates have things in
common, therefore they must have had a common ancestry.
Biochestry: All organisms employ DNA. the citric acid
cycle, cytochromes etc. Since all living things are similar in their
biochemistry, they must have developed from a common an-
cestor}-. Furthermore, the blood sera of morphologically similar
animals are closely related as to their protein structure. The
sequence of 300 amino acids in hemoglobin is identical in man in
the chimpanzee.
Fossil Records: Approximately one foot of sediment is
deposited every 5.000 years. By measuring the depth at which
fossils are found in a deposit, one arrives at their estimated age.
There is also another method of determining the age of
fossils, radioactive dating. All radioactive elements decay into
stable products at specific, constant rates. This decay rate is not
changed by temperature or pressure.
Also another method is called the potassium-argon method.
It is based upon the decay of radioactive potassium 40 into
argon and calcium. The theory is that potassium 40 has a 'life
of 1.3 billion years.
Fossils less that 30,000 years old can be tested for age with
a radiocarbon method. The i life of carbon 14 is 5,568 years.
Whole sequences of fossil organisms can be traced throughout
time, undergoing evolutionary change.
Microevolution: We find bacterial populations have become
resistant to antibiotics, flies and mosquitos have become
resistant to pesticides. Microevolution has been seen in
relatively short span of years in plant species, rabbit and house
mouse. If a species can evolve, why not a whole genus?
(Next week, the other side of the coin).
Shabbat Sholom!
by the National Coalition for
Public Education and Religious
Liberty which was filed in March
1976 in the Federal District Court
for the Southern District of New
York.
The PEARL motion was
opposed by the National Jewish
Commission on Law and Public
Affairs. A spokesman for
PEARL told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that PEARL
would appeal the ruling, handed
down Apr. 18, to the Supreme
Court.
LEO PFEFFER. special
coounsel of the American Jewish
Congress, represented PEARL in
filing the suit which contended
that any assignment of teachers
paid with public funds "to
perform educational services
within the religious schools of
New York City during regular
school hours" was a violation of
the First Amendment ban on
establishment of religion by
government.
In filing the PEARL suit,
Pfeffer asked that instead of one
federal judge hearing the case it
be heard by a special three-judge
constitutional court, a procedure
under which an appeal from a
ruling may be appealed directly
to the Supreme Court. That law
permitting that procedure has
since been repealed.
The special court, consisting of
Judges Ellsworth Van Graafland.
Charles Tenney and Vincent
Broderick. ruled that the
program, funded under Title I of
the 1965 Elementary and
Secondary Education Act. which
sends public school teachers to
Bar Mitzvah
religious schools to teach reading
and mathematics to un-
derachieving students, does not
violate the First Amendment.
HOWARD RHINE, a former
president of COLPA, and Dennis
Rapps. COLPA executive
director, represented yeshivas
and Jewish day schools in the
lawsuit.
Howard Zuckerman, COLPA
president, said the non-public
school children have continued to
get remedial teaching during the
interim because the thr-^
constitutional court reject^*"
request from PEARL fiu '
connection with its suit ?
temporary injunction to SU8r'
the program, pending the n,
come of the hearing m'
Zuckerman said the com
based its decision on the rerZ
presented to it indicating that h
fact the program of remedial
teaching did not advance reliein'
or create a substantial risk nf
such involvement.
Jonathan Wann'r
Jonathan Scott Warner, son of
Mr and Mrs Michael H. Warner,
celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on
May 2 and 3 at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom.
Jonathan is a seventh grade
student at Hillel School where he
is on the yearbook staff. He is an
active member of Kadima and is
ritual chairman of the Rodeph
Sholom Bar Mitzvah class.
Jonathan enjoys piano and
trombone and attends the Jewish
Community Center School of
Music.
Joining Jonathan, his parents
and sister Tracy for this
celebration were grandparents
Anna and Abe Berkowitz from
Miami and grandmother Frances
Warner Bale and Lou Bale from
Miami Beach. Other family
members arriving in Tampa for
the occasion were Linda
Berkowitz, Miami; Mr. and Ms.
Leon Newler. Florham Park,
N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
Newler and Jonathan Newler.
Summit, N.J.; Mrs. Sadye
Dorbin. Hallandale and Mrs.
Evelyn Heller. Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Warner hosted
the Oneg Shabbat and Kiddush
luncheon in their sons honor.
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
Behar-Behukotai |
BEHAR The Israelites were a farming nation. In order to
keep the land from falling into the hands of a few people, making
slaves of many, Moses ordained two basic laws.
One was the law of Shemitah, or the Sabbatical Year, a year
of rest for the land to prevent it from being worn out. This came
every seventh year, and whatever grew during that year was free
to all.
The other was the law of Yovel, or the Jubilee Year, which
came each 50th year. In that year, every Israelite slave was set
free, and all the land which had been sold was to be restored to
the hands of the original owner or to his heirs.
The Lord gave these laws to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying:
"For six years shall you sow your field and gather your crops,
but the seventh year shall be a year of rest for the land.
"You shall count 49 years. Then, on Yom Kippur, the shofar
shall be blown, and you shall declare the 50th year holy.
"Then you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all
the inhabitants thereof."
With these words did the Lord command the Israelites to
respect the rights and the privileges of their fellow men.
(Leviticus 25:1-26:2)
BEHUKOTAI This sidra brings to a close the third of the
Five Books of Moses the Book of Leviticus. In it, the Children
of Israel are told that if they obey God's laws they will prosper
and be well. On the other hand, should they stray from the path
of righteousness, disorder and unhappiness would follow.
Over and again the Lord reminded His people of basic rules.
"Make no idols for yourselves; nor shall you set up statues to
bow down to. For 1 am the Ixird your God.
"If you live by My laws. I will send the rains at the right
time, and the land shall yield its harvests and the trees their
fruits.
"1 will be good to you and make you fruitful and mult inly you
For 1 brought you out of Egypt and broke your chains of slavery
and made you tree men.
"But if you will not listen to Me. you will live in confusion
and tear Your enemies will eat your harvest, and they will
conquer you. You will be scattered among the nations.
"Not until you observe My laws again will I remember My
promise to your ancestors Only then will I be good to you."
These were t he commandments which the Lord commanded
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Trial by Jury Goes on Trial
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,ld not possibly have been
Llty of the charge.
Wot it was Dr. Jones who, by
actions, deprived the Black
amunity of a role model, and it
_s he who cast doubt on his own
(aracter. not a community of his
rs who now are judged to be
cist as a consequence of the
legation that was imposed
on them to judge him.
IIT IS these kinds of phony
leuments in Dr. Jones' behalf
kt are destined to establish
Itional precedents not the
Indict itself, a verdict which
used to contribute to an
jdy overburdened double
ndard on ethical behavior and
Califications weighted in favor
[specific ethnic minorities.
ISunday "viewpoint" features,
le editorial and opinion columns
[a newspaper that specialize in
^st-mortem analyses, see Jones
one of those figures in a
Implex Russian novel, "who
fere drawn into the tragic down
II of a handsome and powerful
issue at hand the growing ten-
dency to see the Jones verdict not
as a conclusion derived from the
study of evidence but as a racist
action deliberately designed to
keep Blacks "in their place."
It is this kind of cynicism that
strikes at the very heart of the
jury process itself. "Guilty"
though he may have been judged,
School Board Chairman Phyllis
Miller has called the verdict "a
human tragedy." And that other
Cumaean Sybil of delphic
dolorousness, Joyce Knox, has
declared: "I'm sure that to a lot
of people, it still won't mean he's
guilty."
What do these pearly bits of
socratic wisdom taken from the
netherworld of their neander-
thalism mean that the verdict
was a tragedy, that public
opinion must be rallied to reverse
the jury because, sui generis, how
can "a handsome and powerful
figure" be guilty? Or that a
handsome, powerful, Black figure
must not be judged guilty?
HERE IS where the danger
lies, precisely here, in the public
statements of yahoos pandering
to an emotionally-stricken Black
community now indeed deprived
of a role model, but unwilling to
be critical of that model's tragic
flaw, incapable of saying, "We
put our money on the wrong
horse." Now merely neighing,
"The race was fixed."
If this is how Round Two is
shaping up, if racism is to be a
central issue in the attack now
shaping up on our judicial
process as it relates to favorite
minorities, then let those en-
couraging the attack also prepare
a defense against Dr. Jones' anti-
Semitic references to one of his
own attorneys in the tapes barred
by the court as evidence against
him in Round One.
It will be difficult, indeed, for a
bigot to plead that he has been a
victim of bigotry. Even though
Jews these days (if ever) hardly
qualify as a favorite minority.
Austrian Jews Seeking Support
Is the implication that, were
Ines not handsome and power-
his downfall would not be
agic? I have in mind the decline
hd fall of Richard Nixon who,
hile powerful was far from
kndsome, a failing frequently
tbated during his long career.
fas the Nixon fate less tragic
kerefore?
(THESE ARE pivotal ques-
tns requiring carefuUy-con-
dered answers because they are
versionary. They are National
tiquirer pulp pap all tricked out
the very respectable wardrobe
the kind of infallible pon-
Pication characteristic of, say,
New York Times. They
[move us repeatedly from the
By YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) A
special emissary of the Austrian
Jewish community to American
Jewry has just concluded a one-
week series of meetings with
Jewish leaders and represen-
tatives of Jewish organizations
here to seek support and
recognition for the growing role
of Austrian Jewry as a cultural
link between the Jews of East
Europe and Jews of the free
world.
Dr. Leon Zelman, head of the
Jewish Welcome Service in
Vienna, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency prior to his
return to Vienna that there are
some 12,000 Jews in Austria. He
noted that although "we are a
lm-
small community, we are
portant geopolitically. Vienna is
an open window to East
European Jews. It is important
that they see the existence of a
vibrant cultural and spiritual
Jewish life."
HE SAID Jews in the Soviet
bloc nations can learn about
Jewish life in Austria via radio
and television broadcasts.
Zelman, who said his
organization is responsible for
contacts with other Jewish
organizations throughout the
world, reported that he met here
with leaders of the American
Jewish community to make them
understand that the Vienna
Jewish community is active and
that Jewish life there is thriving.
ne Was Convert
Five Die in Arab Attack in Hebron
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
|TEL AVIV (JTA) Three
the five yeshiva students
brdered by terrorists in Hebron
pday night have been identified
riginally coming from the
Bited States and Canada. They
be Zvi Menachem Glatt, 21, of
W York; Eli Hazeev (Wolf), 32,
Sieved to be from Chicago; and
muel Marmelstein, 19, of
jntreal.
The other two who were killed
Yaacov Zimmerman, 19,
|d Gershon Klein, 21, both from
pei Brak and both soldiers in
armored corps serving in the
shivat Header in Kiryat Arba,
i'ial yeshiva where students
idy the Torah while serving in
army. Both were born in Bnei
tak and graduated from local
bshivot before joining the
^shivat Hesder.
(iLATT, who came to Israel
ir years ago, was a student in
Nlerkaz Harav Yeshiva in
|nis;ilem. He was a guest at the
Iryat Arba yeshiva and with his
|nds there he was making the
ekly Friday night visit to the
:hpela Cave Synagogue and
'n to the old Hadassah
ilding when the attack oc-
|rred. Marmelstein was in Israel
one year of study at Kerem
Ivneh Yeshiva. He had also
to Kiryat Arba for the
kend.
iVolf was a Vietnam veteran
o was divorced and had a
ughter. He was a follower of
bbi Meir Kahane. At Kiryat
ba, he was studying Torah and
rking as a locksmith. He was
ly recently released from a
en-month jail sentence for
rassing Hebron Arabs by
entering their homes and
demanding they leave them and
return them to the Jews who had
fled the houses in the 1929
massacre of Jews in Hebron. He
has since been identified as being
a convert to Judaism.
One of the wounded, Hanan
Kroitheimer, is still in critical
condition. Also injured seriously
were Yehuda Travitz and Aharon
Pni'el. Six Yeshivat Hesder
soldiers Mordechai Shevat,
Aharon Tzvibel, Robert
Brosovsky, Rahamim Hadges.
Allon Zimmerman and Moshe
Bosna were all reported in
good condition. Three others,
Aharon Wertheimer, 44, a soldier
in the reserves, and two tourists
from the United States, Lisa
Sherman, 20, and Simha
Wolman, were slightly injured.
FOUR INJURED women were
released. They are Kineret
Levinger, the 17-year-old
daughter of Kiryat Arba leader
Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who is
one of the women who have been
living at the old Hadassah
building for more than a year;
Meira Yahn-Daniela, 20, of
Kiryat Arba; and Gila Mintzer,
17, and Dafna Vantura, 20, both
of Bnei Brak. Also injured was
Eytan Arbel.
Wertheimer was guarding the
Hadassah building when the
attack started. "The people were
coming back from the Machpela
Svnagogue via the Hadassah
building," he said. "They were
singing Shabat songs. There were
many women and children. But
by sheer luck, they were walking
ahead of the last group which
U.S. Says No To
Palestinian State
By YITZHAK RABI
UNITED NATIONS (JTA)
The Israel Mission to the
United Nations issued a state-
ment here, following the vote in
the Security Council on a reso-
lution calling for the establish-
ment of a Palestinian state,
declaring that the only way to
advance the cause of peace in the
Mideast is "through direct and
serious negotiations on the basis
of principles set up in the Camp
David framework."
The United States vetoed the
Tunisian-sponsored resolution,
while the four West European
members of the Council
France, Britain, Norway and
Portugal abstained. The
Soviet Union and the People's
Republic of China, along with the
eight other members of the
Council, supported the
resolution.
THE RESOLUTION called for
the creation of an "independent
state in Palestine," for the Pales-
tinian people; called on Israel to
withdraw from all the territories
it took in June, 1967, "including
Jerusalem"; and affirmed the
right of the Palestinian refugees
to choose between peaceful re-
patriation and equitable compen-
sation for their property.
In its statement, Israel
charged that the debate on
Palestinian rights in the Council
"was launched with the purpose
of trying to obstruct the only
practical process for achieving
peace" in the Mideast the
Camp David agreements and
was designed to interfere with the
autonomy negotiations for the
Palestinians and undermine
Security Council Resolution 242.
Explaining the U.S. veto,
Ambassador Donald McHenry
told the Council before the vote
that the Camp David accords are
the only "politically viable
avenue available" for reaching a
Mideast settlement." No one has
been able to come up with a
working alternative," he added.
McHENRY SAID that if the
current negotiations between
Israel, Egypt and the United
States on autonomy are success-
ful, they will provide the Pales-
tinians in the West Bank and
Gaza with a real opportunity to
manage their own lives for the
first time in modern history.
He said that on an issue of
such importance for the world,
for the Palestinians and the
Israelis, they (the Palestinians)
should not be distracted by
approaches that offered no
prospect for making practical
progress.
Zehdi Labib Terzi, the PLO's
UN observer, told reporters after
the vote that a special session of
the General Assembly would be
sought. Western delegates,
however, are reportedly urging
that such a move be deferred
until after next month's summit
meeting of the European Eco-
nomic Community in Venice
which will discuss the Palestinian
question.
Sweden Hosts Two
Major World Events
included 24 men and six girls. As
soon as the women and children
entered the building and the last
group was approaching the
gate," the attack broke out,
Wertheimer said.
"Hell was everywhere," he
continued. "Hellish fire was
coming from opposite me. I had
no time to return the fire. I was
hit, stumbled and dragged myself
into the house where I was given
first aid." He said the firing was
so heavy and dense that he would
not have been able to do much.
"Everyone outside was hit by the
shower of lead and fire," he
explained. "It was hell."
Another eyewitness account
was given by Vantura. She said
as they were walking from the
Machpela Synagogue "it was
quiet in the streets. They were
deserted. Just as we reached the
gate of the Hadassah building we
heard shots from behind. We fell
face down and some even found
cover in the staircase of the
Hadassah building."
VENTURA said there was a
"second series of volleys and
explosions. Then we started to
treat the wounded." She said
passing vehicles were stopped
and those most seriously
wounded were put into them to
be taken to the hospital. Within a
short time ambulances arrived
and helicopters transferred the
most seriously wounded to three
hospitals in Jerusalem
Hadassah at Ein Kerem.
Hadassah on Mount Scopus and
Shaarei Zedek.
By GABRIEL LEVENSON
STOCKHOLM (JTA) -
Sweden is hosting two events of
particular significance to world
Jewry the international
tribunal in the case of Raoul
Wallenberg, held here May 1 to
4; and the bicentennial
celebration of the Jewish com-
munity of Goteborg, Sweden's
second largest city, to be held
May 9 to 12.
Elie Wiesel, chairman of
President Carter's Commission
on the Holocaust, led a large
delegation of Americans to the
Swedish capital for the hearings
to sitt new evidence regarding
Wallenberg, the Swedish
diplomat who rescued 30,000
Hungarian Jews from Hitler and
who has reportedly been held in
Soviet prisons for the past 35
years following his arrest by the
Red Army in 1945.
AN INTERNATIONAL panel
of jurists and Holocaust experts
met in Stockholm's People's Hall
for the tribunal. The participants
included, in addition to Wiesel,
Elizabeth Moynihan, head of the
American Committee to Free
Raoul Wallenberg; Gideon
Hausner, prosecutor of Adolf
Eichmann and chairman of the
Israel Free Wallenberg Com-
mittee; Dr. Andre Lvoff, Nobel
Laureate in medicine and head of
the French Wallenberg Com-
mittee; and Simon Wiesenthal,
the famed Nazi-hunter from
Vienna.
U.S. delegates to the hearing
included the co-chairpersons of
the American Wallenberg
Committee, Lena Biorck Kaplan
and Swedish-born Rabbi
Frederick Werbell. Annette
Lantos of San Francisco, a
Hungarian-born Jew who was
rescued by Wallenberg, also
attended, on behalf of the
Hungarian Jewish community in
the U.S.
Other panelists who heard
witnesses who have seen
Wallenberg alive in Soviet
prisons in recent years, included
Greville Janner, British Member
of Parliament and head of that
country's Wallenberg Com-
mittee; Pierre Gregoire,
president of the Luxembourg
Parliament; and Dr. Yuri
Novikov, a Soviet Jewish
psychiatrist now living in West
Germany. Names of the wit-
nesses have not been released as
yet, to protect them from
possible persecution.
THE FOUR days of hearings
were opened by Ingrid Garde
Widemar, Sweden's first woman
Supreme Court Justice and the
head of that country's
Wallenberg Committee. At the
conclusion of the hearings, there
was a nationwide television
broadcast of a new BBC
documentary about Wallenberg.
Currently, there is a four-day
celebration by Goteborg's small
Jewish community, marking 200
years of its existence, with
Sweden's King Carl Gustav and
Queen Sylvia personally at-
tending a reception and dinner at
the Messiah Synagogue. Naima
Thankus, president of the
community, has announced the
city of Goteborg will open a
special exhibit on Jewish history
in Sweden at the municipal
library.
Other events include special
services at the synagogue, with
the participation of guests from
the Jewish communities of the
i U.S., Scandinavia and other
| parts of Europe, as well as those
representing the government of
Sweden and the rabbinate of the
Scandinavian countries.
A special guest will be Cantor
Joseph Malovany of New York
City's Fifth Avenue Synagogue,
who will sing both at the Sabbath
services and at a special recital in
Goteborg's Concert Hall.


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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Pag*
John J. L'oeb (center), the investment banker who endowed the Pylon representing the State
of Rhode Island in the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Israel, is honored at a special ceremony
at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I. Sen. Claiborne Pell (right) and John F. Kennedy,
Jr. (left), son of the late President, were the guest speakers.
Headlines
Reform Jews Rap Chief Rabbinate
Legislation enacted by Israel's Knesset giving
the Chief Rabbinate sole authority to determine
who shall register Jewish marriages was assailed
this week by Reform Jewish leaders as "a
deliberate affront to the more than three million
Reform and Conservative Jews in Israel and
throughout the world."
Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn of Boston,
president of the Association of Reform Zionists of
America, said the new law, passed on March 19,
"undermines recent attempts by Israeli Reform
rabbis to be granted the right to perform mar-
riages by the Ministry of Religious Affairs."
In a statement asserting that "this officially-
sanctioned abridgement of religious freedom mars
the democratic character of Israel," Rabbi Gittel-
sohn declared: "Israel, the only Jewish State on
the face of the earth, is the only State in which
Reform and Conservative rabbis are prevented by
law from performing marriages the only nation
in which Jews are barred from being married by
the rabbi of their choice."
Henry Kissinger rose above ideological con-
siderations to help open the door to Communist
China, convinced the electorate that detente with
the Soviet Union was a realistic and necessary
approach and, in a demonstration of virtuoso dip-
lomacy, laid the groundwork for an Israeli-
Egyptian peace.
At the same time, he prolonged U.S. involve-
ment in the Vietnam War for almost four years,
dismissed as irrelevant the moral question of
human rights, and practiced an elitist foreign
policy that excluded Congress, the State Depart-
ment and the American people.
This contrasting assessment of one of the most
controversial figures in modern American history
is made in The Crises of Power, a new book that
examines United States foreign policy during the
Kissinger years.
Written by Brandeis University political
scientist Seyom Brown of Newton, who was a
senior fellow at the Brookings Institution when
Kissinger held public office, Crises of Power
recounts the often erratic course of American
foreign policy during the Nixon and Ford ad-
ministrations.
The Anti-Defamation League has urged the
U.S. Senate to adopt a bill to investigate the re-
location and internment of more than 100,000
Americans of Japanese ancestry during World
War II and to recommend "appropriate
remedies" if wrongs were committed.
In a letter dated Mar. 26 to the Senate Com-
mittee on Governmental Affairs, ADL national
director Nathan Perlmutter asked why Japanese
Americans were "singled out and deprived of
liberty and property without criminal charges or
trial."
"Was it necessary," he went on, "to insulate
Japanese Americans from the possible effects of a
wartime hysteria? Was it the consequence of
prejudice and discrimination against persons of
Japanese ancestry?''
The letter was addressed to Connecticut Sen.
Abraham A. Ribicoff, chairman of the Govern-
mental Affairs Committee, in support of S. 1647,
introduced by Senators Inouye, Matsunaga,
Hayakawa, Cranston, McClure andlChurch.
Washington attorney Alfred H. Moses has
been selected by the Carter administration to
succeed Edward Sanders as liaison with the
American Jewish community. He will assume his
duties on a part-time basis.
Sara Seanor, of Decatur, (la., who has worked
with Sanders during his tenure, will stay on as
Moses' principal assistant.
Moses, 50, a native of Baltimore, is a partner in
the law firm of Covington and Burling and has
been active in Jewish communal affairs for 15
years.
Sol C. Chaikin, president of the International
Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, and Sanford I.
Weill, board chairman and chief executive officer
of Shearson Loeb Rhoades, Inc., New York City,
have been elected to the Brandeis University
Board of Trustees.
Chaikin was instrumental in establishing the
Louis Stulberg Chair in Politics and Social
Welfare in the Brandeis Politics Department, and
Weill created a scholarship fund which provides
deserving students with tuition assistance at
Brandeis.
Chaikin has been a member of the Brandeis
Board of Fellows since 1976, and Weill since 1977.
President of ILGWU since 1975, Chaikin was
named to that post after a career in the labor
organization that began in 1940.
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An international symposium on intensive and
critical care medicine will be held in Haifa under
the auspices of the Technion Faculty of Medicine
on June 4 to 6. The symposium is sponsored by
the World Federation of Societies of Intensive
and Critical Care Medicine, Constitution
Advisory Committee. It will bring together inter-
nationally-known authorities in the field from
Israel, Europe and America in order to provide
the participants with knowledge of recent
developments in the field.
The fight against discrimination, which made
substantial progress in this country in the 1960s
and 70s, may make further advances in the 1980s
if two conditions are met: The election of a
President, with his appointive power to the
Supreme Court, who is in sympathy with this
objective; and continued cooperative efforts by
Blacks, Hispancis, ethnics, Jews, women, and
others.
This projection for the human rights outlook
for the next decade was offered by Samuel
Rabinove, director of the American Jewish Com-
mittee's Discrimination Division, in an address at
the recent Tennessee Human Rights Conference.
The two-day meeting, which was held in Mem-
phis, was sponsored by ten local and national
religious and communal organizations.
Next Move May Come
In Legislature
Continued from Page 1-
spoken to the board many times
in favor of teaching creationism
alongside evolution, said, "This
is the first county in the United
States that has made this
decision. It is a step forward for
the School Board of this county."
Rep. Bush had raised some
eyebrows last October when he
filed a bill that would require the
entire state to do pretty much
what the School Board mandated
for Hillsborough. Bush, a funda-
mentalist conservative, made
people take notice in March when
his bill squeaked through a
House education committee on a
slim 7-6 vote.
SINCE THEN, the Bush bill
has gone nowhere. It's now with
the House education appropria-
tions subcommittee, whose chair-
man, Rep. Richard Modes of
Tampa, isn't going out of his way
to help the bill along.
Modes doesn't agree with the
idea behind the Bush bill,
believing it may well violate the
constitutional separation of
church and state. He also doesn't
believe it's the Legislature's job
to set curriculum for the in-
dividual school districts.
Bush knows he may be at a
dead end in Modes' subcom-
mittee. But he believes he'll gain
the support of a majority of north
Florida conservative legislators
and hopes to bring the bill before
the full House as an amendment
to another education-related bill
perhaps one so important to
the education community that
creationism opponents can't
afford to vote against the bill for
fear of killing the other needed
proposal.
Local Reaction
The Synagogue Council of
Tampa passed a resolution
against the teaching of creation-
| ism in the public schools. The
Council saw this as a clear in-
1 trusion of church and state. It
I was the feeling of the Council
that such a course might be
acceptable as an elective (perhaps
in the humanities) but that it
clearly did not belong in a
required science curriculum.
The Tampa Jewish Federation
noted that it "stands firmly in its
endorsement of the principle of
separation of church and state.
The church or synagogue is and
should be the teacher and inter-
preter of religious belief and doc-
trine for its own members," said
a Federation statement.
"TEACHING of material
traditionally Iregarded as in the
realm of religious doctrine in the
public schools is a violation of the
separation of church and state,"
said the Federation, "and does
not belong as part of the science
curriculum. In addition, to offend
those whose beliefs do not include
the literal interpretation of the
Bible is an improper function of
the public school system."
And from Robert H. Kittrell,
Bay area director of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews: "My concern is that, for
some, in the name of funda-
mentalist or evangelical inter-
pretations of Biblical truths, and
for others, in the name of political
conservatism, our society is
being threatened with an un-
intentional and insidious kind of
deterioration.
"Why? Because America at its
best is a pluralistic society, both
religiously and politically," said
Kittrell. "One interpretation of
truth need never be categorically
conveyed as the final truth for
everyone else. Neither truth nor
wisdom can be so narrowly
defined.
"To attempt to make such the
case is to discount the bounteous
ways of the Divine, and to open
the unwanted and ugly way to
pogroms and other such destruc-
tion of the human spirit and
, body," Kittrell concluded.
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