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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Full Text
Of Tampa
Volume 4 Number 40
Tamp., Florida Friday, November 19,1982
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Price 35 Cents
In Retrospect
Anti-Semitism
Behind Terrorism
In Rome Ghetto?
By LISA BILLIG
ROME The month
[that has passed since the
achinegun and grenade
ittack on the main synago-
ue here which took the life
of a two-year-old child and
ninded 33 men, women
md children has witnessed
i tremendous outpouring of
orrow and sympathy for
the Jewish community.
It comes from all levels of the
patholic Church hierarchy: from
ay leaders and humble
rishioners; from non-Catholic
thristians and from Italians in
I walks of life. But coupled with
: deeply felt shock and grief is
l sense ofconsufion.
IT IS visible in the reactions of
ople who are unable to explain
magnitude of anger and bit-
emess expressed by Italian
Pope John Paul
Jewry in the immediate after-
math of the tragedy, not only for
the perpetrators who have still
not been identified or appre-
hended but against the Pope,
the Vatican, the highest govern-
ment officials and the media.
When the bloodshed and terror
ended, Rome's 15,000 Jews with-
drew literally into themselves.
They chose to mourn alone,
rejecting the offerings of condol-
ence as they did official tributes
of flowers.
In their initial shock, they saw
the murderous attack outside the
landmark synagogue as a direct
result of a climate created by
events that preceded it: the au-
dience granted by Pope John
Paul II to Palestine Liberation
Organization chief Yasir Arafat;
the warm reception Arafat re-
ceived from President Sandro
Pertini and Foreign Minister
Emilio Colombo; the endless
drumbeat of criticism of Israel by
much of the Italian news media
for its war in Lebanon, particu-
larly after the massacre of Pales-
tinians in west Beirut by Israel's
Christian Phalangist allies.
MANY ITALIANS are
puzzled by this linkage, and Jews
too are wondering, in retrospect
whether the cause-and-effeet jux-
taposition of events is as clear-
cut as initially it appeared to be.
Meanwhile, as both communities
strive to unravel their feelings, a
reconciliation has been taking'
place.
Two of the 33 wounded were
Catholic. One was a youth study-
ing for conversion to Judaism;
the other was the fiancee of a
Jewish young man who was at-
tending the Sabbath and Simchat
Torah services. Chief Rabbi Elio
Toaff recalled seeing a Catholic
woman bend to kiss the ground
where the blood of the victims
was spilled as ambulances were
rushing the wounded to a nearby
Continued on Page 8
Valerian Trifa Makes Try
For Swiss Residence
ByTAMARLEVY
GENEVA (JTA) Valerian Trifa, the Rumanian
Orthodox Archbishop in the U.S. who was recently or-
dered deported for lying about his Nazi past to obtain
American citizenship, plans to settle in Switzerland, the
Swiss Jewish weekly La Gazette Juive reports. Trifa, now
68, has lived in the U.S. since 1957. He was stripped of his
citizenship in 1980.
A FOREIGN OFFICE spokesman, queried on the
matter, said the Swiss government has not yet received a
request for asylum from Trifa. But there have been many
inquiries from people and organizations troubled by the
Prospect that he will come to this country, the spokesman
Aliza's Death
Assembly Stunned;
Tears Among Police
Dogs. Bomb Squads
By MURRAY ZUCKOFF
LOS ANGELES -
(JTA) It was to have
been a triumphal reception
for Premier Menachem
Begin. More than 2,000
Jewish leaders, activists
and guests crowded into
the main ballroom of the
Bonaventure Hotel Satur-
day night to Celebrate with
the Premier the 50th Anni-
versary General Assembly
of the Council of Jewish
Federations. But it was not
to be.
Shortly before Begin was to
address the Assembly, his wife,
Aliza. died in Jerusalem. He im-
mediately flew back to Israel.
News of Mrs. Begin s death
spread like wildfire. At first there
was incredulity and disbelief,
someone was spreading a rumor,
it just couldn't be. Then as the
news sank in, a pall descended
over the audience. Some chocked
back tears at the news of this un-
expected tragedy; others let go
and cried.
PRESIDENT REAGAN tele-
phoned Begin in Los Angeles to
express his deepest sympathy. A
White House spokesman said
Reagan's planned meeting with
Begin at the White House next
Friday would be cancelled or re-
scheduled.
The entire four-day Assembly
which began last Wednesday had
been geared emotionally and psy-
chologically to Begin's appear-
ance and address, his first to a
Jewish audience in the United
States since the war in Lebanon.
The mood of the delegates was to
Aliza Begin
give Begin a rousing welcome,
despite the differences many had
with his policies, to show the face
and the force of Jewish solidarity
with the State of Israel.
There had been rumors since
the Assembly convened that
some of the local Jewish com-
munity leaders and even some of
the CJF leaders had not wanted
Begin to come to the Assembly at
this time. These rumors, as it
turned out, were entirely un-
founded. But it fed the morbid
curiousity of the general media
covering the Assembly and
helped spice their copy with so-
called behind the scenes develop-
ments. The real story the soli-
darity with the State of Israel, its
people and its Premier was ap-
parently considered dull, routine,
back of the paper news.
BEGIN ARRIVED here Fri-
day afternoon and was greeted at
the Los Angeles International
Airport by Mayor Tom Bradley
who gave Begin the keys to the
city. The Premier, who was ac-
companied by his younger
daughter Leah, Ambassador
Mo she Arens, his chief of staff,
Yehiel Kadishai, and his personal
physician, Marvin Gottesman,
stayed at the Century Plaza
Hotel, some distance from the
Bonaventure where Begin was to
speak.
By midday Saturday, the
Bonaventure was a virtual for-
tress as U.S. secret service, Is-
raeli security, and hotel security
personnel, along with city police,
swarmed all over the area of the
ballroom. For more than an hour,
before people were allowed into
the ballroom, members of the po-
lice bomb squad, with specially
trained dogs, searched the area
for any hidden weapons and ex-
plosives. Dinner guests, dele-
gates and reporters had to go
through security gates like those
at airports.
Across the street from the
hotel, several hundred pro-Pales-
tinian old line left wingers and
anti-Khomeini demonstrators
carried placards and chanted slo-
gans denouncing Israel and
Begin. They continued their up-
roar even after police informed
them that Begin would not be at
the hotel.
The demonstrators were kept
behind a solid line of oil drums
and a phalanx of mounted police.
Meanwhile, as people began to
filter into the ballroom, a group
of Flamenco costumed
Continued on Page ft
Worth A Trip From Anywhere
The Rumanian cleric, once a leader of the pro-Nazi
iron Guard in his country, directed a pogrom in Bucharest
in January, 1941 in which 120 Jews were killed.
BY ADA BEGELMAN
That was the consensus
opinion of members of the Volun-
teer Braille Service of Congrega-
tion Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood
who met recently at the home of
Commander T. L. and Barbara
Morgan in Land O'Lakes for a
covered dish luncheon. Guests
who enjoyed the abundant sun-
shine, full-bloom roses, and right -
off-the-tree citrus at the beautiful
lakeside setting included brail-
lists, committee members,
students from the current braille
instructional class at Schaarai
Zedek, John Cardinale, volunteer
coordinator of the Florida In-
structional Materials Center,
husbands, and Jane Ragan, who
has been the group's proof reader
for many years.
After lunch, Cardinale demon-
strated the versa-brailler, a spec-
tacular new computerized
machine to aid the visually im-
paired. "But," he emphasized,
"nothing will replace braille."
Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood
sponsors Volunteer Braille Serv-
ice as a community service. In-
dividuals from throughout the
Tampa area, of various back-
grounds and religions, produce
brailled volumes for the school
system through twelfth grade
both local and state-wide, for
people in the community with
vision impairment, and for the
Jewish Braille Institute, which
distributes material of Jewish
nature to non-Jews and Jews
throughout the world upon re-
quest, free of charge.
Volunteer Braille Service also
maintains the library at the
Tampa Lighthouse for the
Blind, which recently presented
Sisterhood with a special placque
in recognition of many years of
service and in particular for the
reorganization of the library,
which has made children's
volumes more readily accessible
to them and their teachers.
Library chairman Anne Spec-
tor was assisted in this project by
co-chairman Mary Louise Silver
and Pauline Levine, Esther
Weiss, Rae Lewis and Betty
Reed.
Everyone who attended agreed
that it was a most enjoyable and
unusual meeting and expressed
special appreciation to Barbara
Morgan, a twelve year volunteer
of the program, for her gracious
invitation to share this beautiful
experience.


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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, November 19,
UJA Campaign Leadership Gathering, Massive Celebration Of
Solidarity Between American Jewrg and People Of Israel
The first United Jewish Appeal
Campaign Leadership Gathering
in Israel, October 10-14. featuring
a buoyant celebration of
solidarity with Israel's people
and in-depth dialogues with
Israel's leaders, generated a total
of S24 million in pledges to the
1983 Regular Campaign, Israel
Special Fund, and Project
Renewal.
The total was announced in the
presence of Israel Prime Minister
Menachem Begin by UJA
National Chairman Robert E.
Loup at the Gathering's final
session. More than 1,000 leaders
representing some 70 com-
munities participated in the
Gathering, under the co-chair-
manship of UJA National Vice
Chairman Bud Levin and H. Paul
| Rosenberg.
A massive March of Solidarity
through the streets of Jerusalem
climaxed the intensive four-day
November 20 Designated Zionist Shabbat
Rabbi Joseph P. Sternstein,
AZF president, has declared the
Sabbath of Nov. 20, parshat
Toledot, to be a national "Zionist
VShabbat." asking all Jewish
communities across the nation to
participate by alloting time for
the study of Zionism.
More than 100 Jewish groups
from across the country partici-
pated in the event last year.
Among those participating this
year are the Pittsburgh Zionist
Federation, the Jewish Federa-
tion of Dayton, and the Board of
Jewish Education of New York
City.
When an organization signs
up, it receives a portfolio of
activity suggestions and literary
exceprts on the meaning of Zion-
ism, entitled "Israel and Jewish
Identity: A Journey from Hope
to Fulfillment." The material is
easily adapted for ongei Shabbat.
adult study classes or Sabbath
sermons. While some of the
materials relate specifically to
Toledot, the kit can be used at
any time of the year.
Shabbat. the traditional time
of study and meditation, is seen
as an appropriate day for reflec-
ting on the significance of
Zionism. The Sabbath is
regarded as a time for improving
relationships and deepening
personal bonds by eliminating
distractions. Through its Zionist
Shabbat program, the AZF
endeavors to strenghthen Jewish
bonds to Israel.
Included among this year's
Zionist Shabbat readings are
pieces by Rabbi Joseph Solo-
veitchek, Abraham Joshua
Heschel. David Ben-Gurion and
the poets Karl Shapiro, Yehuda
Amichai, and Stanley Cooper-
man.
November is historically
associated with Zionism. On
November 2, 1917, the Balfour
Declaration was signed, recom-
mending the establishment of a
national homeland for Jews in
Palestine. On November 29,1947,
the UN General Assembly ap-
proved a partition plan affirming
Jewish territorial rights in
Palestine. More recently, the
month gained notoriety in the
UN for anti-Israel resolutions,
equating Zionism with racism
and recognizing political aspira-
tions of Palestinians con-
travening Israel's sovereignty.
The month's importance to
Zionism was the basis for the
attacks.
Palm Beach, New York, Washington, D.C and
Madison Named As CJFShroder Award Winners
Jewish Federations and their
affiliated agencies in New York
City. Washington. D.C. West
Palm Beach, and Madison, WI.,
are the recipients of the 1982 CJF
Shroder Awards. Created by the
Council of Jewish Federations in
1953 to honor social service pro-
grams, the Shroder Awards now
embrace the full range of Federa-
tion activities and concerns,
honoring outstanding achieve-
ment in campaign, community
relations, leadership develop-
ment, planning and budgeting,
service delivery, and other areas.
Lawrence Irell of Los Angeles
is chairman of the CJF Shroder
Award Committee.
The Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies of New York re-
ceived the Shroder Award for the
"Cult and Missionary Project"
sponsored by the Jewish Board oi
Family and Children's Services!
and the Jewish Community Rela-
tions Council of New York. Com-I
bining prevention and treatment
with community education, the
program assists Jewish families
affected by cult activities.
"Super Sunday," an innova-
tive and highly successful fund
raising concept, won Washing-
ton, D.C. its Shroder Award. A
one-day telephone campaign
scheduled at the beginning of the
campaign, "Super Sunday" uses
a maximum number of volunteers
to reach out to as many former
and new givers as possible, creat-
ing a climate of excitement
throughout the entire com-
munity. The concept has been
adopted by the National UJA for
use in communities throughout
North America.
The Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County won its Shroder
Award for the "Building a Coali-
tion for Human Services" pro-
gram. Created in response to cuts
in Federal funding for human
Family Day At The Dance
To Be Held USFNov. 21
A special "Family Day at the
Dance" will be held at the Uni-
versity of South Florida at 3:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, on the
University Theatre Plaza. Staged
in conjunction with the USF Fall
Dance Concert, "Family Day"
will be sponsored by the Univers-
ity of South Florida dance de-
partment and BRAVO!, the de-
partment's community support
group.
Because the event is designed
to introduce children and their
famUies to the fun of the dance,
children will be admitted free to
the festivities and the concert.
Clowns, dancers, treats, fun,
and frolic will be awaiting chil-
dren and their families at the
event. Among the many special
activities will be the outdoor per-
formance of "Take That," a
dance choregraphed by Hector
Schmedleed and performed by
dancers and runners from the
dance and other departments.
Percussionist from the music de-;
partment will also perform.
At 5 p.m., the audience will go
inside the University Theatre for
the final performance of the USF
Fall Dance Concert. The concert
will feature dances choreograph-
ed by four faculty members
Robert Diaz, Fiona Fairrie,
William Hug, and Henry Parr is h
and performed by the USF
Dance Ensemble. Diaz will give a
solo performance while Fairrie
and faculty member Sandra
Robinson will perform a duet.
Also on the program will be visit-
ing guest artists Laura Glenn
and Gary Lund, who will perform
Glenn's "After the Appointment
NearKreb."
Adult admission to the concert
will be $5 ($3.50 for students and
senior citizens, free for USF stu-
dents with valid identification).
Tickets are available at the USF
Theatre box office from noon to
4:30 p.m. weekdays and noon to
curtain time on performance
days. Call the box office at 974-
2323 for furf her information.
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services. the Coalition has
brought together 68 county social
service agencies from all seg-
ments of Palm Beach County to
identify needs and explore ways
to locate funding sources.
An "Experiment in Leadership
Development and Involvement"
brought the Madison Jewish
Community Council its Shroder
Award. To recruit and involve
high quality new leaders, the
Madison community developed
an innovative structure for its
Community Relations Commit-
tee, recruiting the previously un-
involved for leadership positions
and membership. The result was
both a revitalized community re-
lations program and a replenish-
ing of the ranks of Federation lay
leadership.
Members of the 1982 CJF
Shroder Awards Committee who
chose the winners include
Madlyn Barnett, Fort Worth;
Sidney N. Busis. Pittsburgh;
Shoshana Cardin, Baltimore;
Phyllis Cook. San Francisco;
Stanley D. Frankel, Detroit;
Norbert Fruehauf, Louisville;
Marjorie Guttag, NY; Harvey A.
Harris. St. Louis; Irving Hal-
perin, Montreal; Ernest Kahn,
Philadelphia; Evelyn Lieberman,
Hartford; Myer W. Mellman.
Columbus; Natalie Stone, NY;
Perry Sloane, Waterbury and
Robert M. Schrayer, Chicago.
The CJF is the association of
200 Federations, welfare funds,
and community councils, cur-
rently celebrating its 50th year of
serving nearly 800 communities
which embrace over 95* percent of
the Jewish population of the
United States and Canada.
Established in 1932, the Coun-
cil serves as a national instru-
ment 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 exchange ot success-
ful experiences to assure the most
effective community service;
through establishing guidelines
for fund raising and operation;
and through joint national plan-
ning and action on common pur-
poses dealing with local, regional,
national and international needs.
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program. Singing and dancing,
arm-in-arm with thousands of
Project Renewal neighborhood
residents, the marching groups
raised banners proclaiming "We
Are One" and "To Life" as they
made their way to the Western
Wall.
The public demonstration of
unity was preceded earlier in the
Gathering by a uniquely intimate
solidarity program, when
hundreds of homes in settlements
and development towns in the
Galilee were opened to the
American Jewish leaders for
dinner, late night dialogue, and
overnight stays. In another wide-
spread people-to-people hap-
pening, dozens of community
delegations made partnership
visits to their linked Project
Renewal neighborhoods to review
achievements and ongoing needs,
and to plan a continuing year of
progress in the vast social rehab-
ilitation program.
Resonances from these people-
to-people experiences were
prominent in Prime Minister
Begin's address at the closing
session. "You have seen that the
prople of the Project Renewal
neighborhoods have a new lease
on life," he declared. "Much has
been done and much more will be
accomplished, with your help.
"And you have seen the
children of the Galilee sleeping at
home without fear," he went on.
"They go to school and play in
the streets without fear. All the
people of the Galilee can enjoy
life now, because they enjoy the
greatest blessing in life, which is
peace."
The keynote of the Gathering
was sounded by Loup at the
opening ceremony at Modi'in,
historic home of the Maccabbees.
"All roads lead to Jerusalem," he
said, in introducing a dramatic
and moving pageant of unity. "It
is imperative that we come here
to be one family. In times of
stress and trouble, we must all
stand together and demonstrate
our unshakable solidarity with
the people of Israel."
The American Jewish leader,!
were, greeted by Iir.Pi!|
President. Yitzhak Navon wihi
the words, "You make our hean.1
warm by being here," and w^i
briefed on a wide range of issues!
affecting Israeli life by Deputvl
Prime Minister David Levy I
Defense Minister Ariel Sharon I
Finance Minister Yoram Arid*'I
Opposition leader Shimon Pares]
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollekl
Jewish Agency Chairman Aryebj
Dulzin and Treasurer Akival
Lewinsky, and General Shlomol
Gazit. former Chief of Military!
Intelligence.
Sharon and Gazit both voiced!
the theme of American Jewish!
fraternal involvement in]
strengthening Israel's society
"That is not only an Israelij
project, it is a Jewish project,"
Sharon said. "In these toughI
times, we need you behind us|
more than ever."
"Beyond the slogan of We Are
One," Gazit pointed out, "is the
fact that Any mistakes Israel
makes will be paid for by Jews all
over the world, and any success
here is a success for the Jewish
people every where."
Lewinsky stressed the urgency
of the American Jewish com.
mitment to the Israel Special
Fund, in addition to the Regular
Campaign for ongoing agency
programs and intensified fund-
raising for Project Renewal. He
called on the community leaders
to "make a concerted effort to
sustain the human services we
initiated in the past, yielded to
public bodies because of in-
sufficient funds, and have now
reassumed in the wake of
Operation Peace for the Galilee."
The solidarity event was the
third component of "Liftoff '83,"
UJA's series of national and
international major gifts events
launching the compound 1983
campaign. More than S70 million
in pledges for all elements of the
campaign have been realized in
the three events.
The series will conclude in
November with "Inside
Washington," a special post-
election mission to the nation's
capital.
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priky, November 19,1982
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
Help!! The National Council of
I Jewish Women's Thrift Shop has
been condemned. Faulty wiring is
ibe culprit, and we are being
faced to relocate by the end of
I this month.
What we are asking of the
I Jewish community at large is as-
sistance in finding a place to
relocate. If you know someone
who owns property and would be
willing to lease it to us at a rea-
sonable rent, we would be ever so
| grateful.
The Council Thrift Shop has
[been located on Franklin Street
for over 40 years. It was founded
by Mrs. Joseph (Beck) Wohl and
has been Tampa Section's main
fund raiser.
Since it's inception, the Thrift
[Shop has served a dual purpose.
It has provided a service to the
less fortunate segment of the
Tampa populace by offering
clean, useable merchandise at af-
fordable prices. We have had
many customers plead with us to
I stay in business as they didn't
I know how they would be able to
clothe their children for school
without us.
Letter to the Editor
| EDITOR: The Jewish Floridian,
Thank you so much for your
l-upport of the Hillel School Holi-
day Book Fair. Students,
[families, and the general public
I not only browsed among new
books and novelties, but pur-
chased enough books to generate
I monies for donations of books to
iTampa General Pediatric Wing
land the County Teen Unit. Pur-
I chase of a social studies reference
'set for Hillel School Library was
| also made possible by the success
I of the Book Fair.
The door prizes and drinks
were an unexpected "bonus" and
the Balloon Launch an exciting
conclusion to a stimulating and
I fun-filled week.
We hope through our efforts
lother school or volunteer groups
Iwill consider the donation of new
I books to deserving agencies as a
[worthwhile form of "community
loutreach."
It is also the sole support of
our community service projects.
We are proud to have been in-
volved in founding the Daisy G.
Waterman Lighthouse for the
Blind, establishing the library at
Tampa General Hospital, sup-
plying and stocking the playroom
at the Juvenile Court, supplying
volunteers for WICS, the
Ambyliopia Pre-School Vision
Screening Program and the
Hillsborough County Mental
Health Center's Outpatient Gui-
dance Project, purchasing the
first Dial-A-Bus and supplying
volunteers for scheduling, and
helping the Tay-Sachs Preven-
tion Program and the Women's
Survival Center.
Our latest project is called
AOK, Alert Our Kids. We are
working in conjunction with the
Tampa Police Department by
taking a puppet show into the
public school system and inform-
ing the youngsters of the dangers
of talking to and accepting things
from strangers. A great deal of
emphasis is also placed on ob-
serving safety rules. This project
has received national acclaim and
is being adopted by other sec-
tions.
In behalf of Council and the
community which we are so ac-
tively involved in, we thank you
for any assistance you can give
us in relocating.
Please call Susan Marenus 962-
0906 or Lois Tannen 837-2806,
with any information you have.
Women's Division Representatives
Attend Sarasota Institute
Members of the Women's Di-
vision attended a workshop Nov.
8 at the Hyatt House Convention
Center in Sarasota. The morning
workshop, entitled "Women Face
the Challenges and Changes of
the '808," was the sixth annual
institute sponsored by the
Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Feder-
ation Women's Division.
Four outstanding workshops
were conducted by area experts,
one of which was Tampa's own
Anne Thai, executive director of
the Tampa Jewish Social Service.
Keynote speaker at the noon
luncheon was Irving Bernstein,
executive vice chairman, United
Jewish Appeal.
Attendees from Tampa were
Franci Rudolph, Michele Gold-
stein, Muriel Altus, and Rhoda
Davis. Also attending with the
Tampa gals was Mary Kramer
(Nelly e Friedman's daughter)
from the Women's Division of
Pinellas County.
Jerry Louis Telethon a Ratings Success
Thanks again!
NINA SINSLEY
Librarian
More than 92 million
Americans watched the 1982
Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon
the "Extra Special Special" to
benefit the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, according to Pyllis
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| Aliza Begin's Passing
Under any circumstances, the death of a wife of
g nearly half a century is a profoundly sad occurrence.
;jj: In the case of Aliza Begin, the implications of her
:g passing go beyond her marriage relationship to a i
jiji Prime M in is ter of Israel.
Surely, Mr. Begin will suffer inordinate sorrow
complicated by feelings of guilt that he was not at his
beloved Aliza's side when she died last weekend. He
had gone on a ten-day tour of the United States
spurred by her assurance that she was all right, that
the tour was of supreme importance, and that she
would await his return.
And yet, when aides came to Mr. Begin's suite
in a Los Angeles hotel to announce the sad event, he
said simply, "I know. She is dead." To what extent
this sense of guilt will help the Prime Minister
through his bereavement is yet to be determined.
But in the background lie complicated matters.
the ongoing commission of inquiry into the Sabra
and S ha til a massacre; the tragic occurrence in Tyre,
where near 90 Israelis lost their lives in the explosion
that brought Israeli military command headquarters
in southern Lebanon to the ground; the worsening
relationships with Egypt; and US. President
Reagan's determination to see a freeze on Israeli
settlements on the West Bank.
To this must be added Mr. Begin's clear
awareness that the United States, his country's only
ally, is now grimly determined to squeeze Israel back
into its pre-1967 borders. Let alone the fact that his
"Operation for Peace" in Lebanon has, from a public
relations point of view, boomeranged disastrously to
portray Israel as the mindless invader of an other-
wise "peace-prone" Arab nation.
There can be little doubt that Aliza Begin, a
severe asthmatic, did not react well to the scorn and
contumely heaped upon her husband as Prime
Minister, and that her health may have been sorely
compromised by this. Add to it his sense of guilt
that, fearing the worst, he had nevertheless left her
side so that his wife died without his presence, and it
is not possible to say just what Mr. Begin will do in
the months ahead.
Grief is a strange thing, and despite current
assurances to the contrary, the world Jewish com-
munity should not be surprised if the Prime Minister
packs it all in.
Will Andropov be Better?
The death of Leonid Brezhnev at the age of 75
by all expectation was to launch a struggle for power
behind the Kremlin walls. Instead, in a mere matter
of days, the Soviet Union had a new leader, Yuri
Andropov.
It does seem to us that the alleged outpouring of
Russian feeling at the death of Mr. Brezhnev was
largely staged. People were literally rounded up and
lined up in Moscow to wait their turn to pass by the
bier and pay their final respects.
More than anything, the people of the Soviet
Union remain as severely entrenched in economic
S difficulty as ever before. It is political and social
g Communist doctrine that has kept them brutally in
:| line that sent them, for example, on that trip to
S Mr. Brezhnev's bier to say farewell. It was certainly
jx not love.
The ascent to power of Mr. Andropov therefore
3 suggests a flicker of hope for a thaw in the freeze
g internally and externally. Internally, a resolution for
j the Soviet people of the conflict between guns and
I butter advocates. Externally, a return to the spirit of
: detente between East and West, specifically, some
|: abatement in the nuclear arms race.
Whether or not Mr. Andropov can overcome his
j past as chief of the KGB and in his new role offer his
$ people at home some relaxation from the oppressive
measures of a police state remains to be seen.
Whether or not he can cool down some of the heated
exchanges in Mr. Brezhnev's last weeks of angry
words directed at the West, especially President
Reagan, also remains to be seen.
So far as the Middle East is concerned, we are
heartened by reports that Mr. Andropov is not in hot
pursuit of Arab causes. He does not believe they can
be made to get together and act in unity whether %
for good or bad. His review of Syria's performance on jij
the field against Israel in Lebanon is a case in point. |
Whether this means a more measured approach *
to the Soviet Union's possible contribution to peace
in that beleaguered region also remains to be seen. At
I least at this moment, Mr. Andropov suggests that
jij there can be reason for some hope.

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Bad News Came in Bunches ftr Israel
IT WAS a week for bad news.
First came the explosion in Tyre,
killing an unprecedented number
of Israelis, the whole occurrence
complicated by the official failure
to pin down the cause, thus leav-
ing the Israeli government look-
ing befuddled at a time when it
must appear to be bold and as-
sertive if it is to wrest anything
at all from the operation in Leba-
non.
Then came the death of Aliza
Begin. The Prime Minister, in
Los Angeles to address the
General Assembly of the Con-
ference of Jewish Federations, of
course cancelled the remainder of
his ten-day U.S. tour, including a
meeting with President Reagan
in Washington. And, perhaps,
more important, an address at
the First Baptist Church of Dal-
las, with Jerry Falwell in attend-
ance.
THE OLD saw is that when
things are going badly, they are
bound to get worse. This is cer-
tainly true so far as Israel is con-
cerned. What the Israelis need
more than anything else is a
reconciliation of the forces that
have begun to tear them apart
from within. Mr. Begin's
scheduled appearance in Dallas
would have stiffened his back for
the task before his fcountrymen.
(The meeting with President
Reagan would have been a mere
exercise in futility, including a
second dose of the bad manners
fed to him by Congress last time
he was on Capitol Hill.)
Perhaps the most obvious divi-
sive force at this moment, al-
though it was not intended to be,
is the commission of inquiry into
the Sabra and Shatila massacre.
For the Israelis, it is surely not
an act of hypocrisy, but rather of
morality.
For the rest of the world, which
contributed so heavily to the
pressure behind the formation of
the commission, it is an act of
hyprocrisy and, at the same time,
the fulfillment of its most anti-
Semitic purposes.
ISRAELIS MUST begin to
approach the deliberations of the
commission and anticipate the
conclusions of the inquiry folly
aware of this, as well as in term, I
of Middle East Realpolitik Thu
far, however, it is a foregone con-
clusion that they have adopted!
an emotional tone and downbeat!
intellectual posture not unlike!
our own in Vietnam. That is too
bad.
The prospects here suggest il
national Israeli disaster far out of
proportion to the post-Vietna-
mese in America for reasons
rooted in the difference in the
magnitude of resources available
to the Israelis to cushion the ef.
feet in comparison with what was I
available to us.
If nothing else, our national in-
difference to the unveiling of the
memorial to the veterans of the
Vietnamese war last weekend in
Washington, with President Rea-!
gan's bulvanish snubbing of the
event, shows that resources or no
resources, even we have still not
managed to reconcile our own |
disaster there.
WHAT THEN must face the I
Israelis as the full impact of i
world ignorant of the forces that
drove them into Lebanon in the
first place, and that now leaves
the world a willing victim oil
Palestinian propaganda, finally'
hits the Israelis at home ?
But the commission of inquiry I
is only one divisive element in the
picture needing reconciliation.
Other divisive elements internal |
to the nation include outlandishly
vocal Israelis who are willing to
pay any price for what they con-
sider to be peace with the Arabs, I
when it is clear that peace with
the Arabs will come only when
Israel ceases to exist or. at best,
is maneuvered into accepting
the geopolitical facticity of the
borders of 1948 which, by attri-1
tion, will lead to the same thing.
The reason for this is that there I
are two Arab forces at work
against Israel today One is j
Marxist as espoused by, say,
Yasir Arafat, George Habashand
Libya's Qhadaffi. The other is I
fundamentalist Islam, shared by
such diverse actors on the Middle
East stage as Iran's Khomeini
and the royal family of Saudi
Arabia. In either case, nothing
but the disappearance of Israel j
will satisfy them.
IT IS therefore a delusion from j
which Israel's doves suffer who
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Robert Segal
Ron Sees Reds Under Nuclear Freeze Beds
Applauded throughout the
world as the 1982 winners of the
Nobel Peace Price, Mr. Gunnar
Myrdal of Sweden and Alfonso
Garcia Kobles of Mexico, must be
dismayed to learn that accord-
ing to President Reagan's evalu-
ation of nuclear freeze advocates
the pair is "deliberately at-
tempting to weaken the United
States" or else is misguided.
Nor are they to be counted
among "the sincere, honest
people who want peace."
Stashed into the same crucible
of shame, if you accept Mr.
Reagan's indictment, are all the
members of the Nobel selection
committee. In their statement
announcing the dual awards, that
committee cited Mrs. Myrdal and
Garcia Robles as two who best
represent the spirit of protests
against nuclear arms that have
been kindled this year.
The prize-winners will receive
their awards Dec. 10. That
splendid ceremony will provide a
sharp contrast to Mr. Reagan's
verbal assault on peace-seekers
during a political rally in
Columbus, Ohio, early in
October. In Columbus, the Presi-
dent said that people supporting
the nuclear freeze movement are
dupes.
IN ADDITION to My.
Myrdal and Mr. Garcia Robles*
then, who are these dupes? The*
list is long and impressive. It in-
cludes 20 percent of our Senators,
well over a hundred members of
the House of Representatives,
hundreds of Jewish, Protestant,
and Catholic spiritual and lay
leaders, 97 Nobel laureates, and
scores of nuclear scientists and
doctors sharing grave concern
about the probability of total de-
struction of our planet if the
nuclear arms race continues.
Along with this honor roll of
freeze proponents go the nearly
20 million members of 25
American organizations now rep-
resented in the Citizens Against
Nuclear War.
About the same time the Presi-
dent was faulting these legions of
concerned Americans, Sen.
Jeremiah Denton (R.,Ala.). chair
man of our new Senate Subcom-
mittee on Security wo
Terrorism, was firing away t
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lit 10o'clock on a Thursday
Vming. n ordinary workday, I
Lg a factory. Within half an
I feel as if I am in a syna-
Because of the singing.
mse of the loud brave, sad
j of Jewish men and women
i carry our collective history
i their voices.
Picture this room, a large, bare
floor. More than 150
aysically, emotionally or men-
Jly handicapped people are
.ated at work tables. Six to a
able. Four. One. All ages. In all
Jitions. One thing in com-
u: they need help.
Like them, another 6,300 Jews
> cared for throughout Israel in
Hameshaken sheltered work-
shops for rehabilitation of the
andicapped. It costs S14.8 mil-
on annually for basic main-
nance of these programs, in-
cluding $5.5 million in subsidies
om the Jewish Agency. These
Ifunds do not cover the cost of
construction, purchase of
|ncw machinery or training of spe-
illy qualified technical staff.
The people I see before me are
1 busy. But with what?
By hand, they are making file
Kolders. Sold to the Government
of Israel, to the Ministry of De-
Jfense. Two hundred thousand a
(month, month in and month out.
|Not a very dazzling occupation,
but useful.
I begin to walk past the work
ables. A woman smiles, inviting
linto her life.
Who is this woman?
"Sara," she tells me. An immi-
ant from Russia. Her hair is
ark. her eyes spark when she
ells me that for 15 years she was
Jews, singing. Surviving.
When we return to the work-
shop, Sara asks that I play my
tape back for her. Mr. Pesler. Is-
rael Director General of Hame-
shakem, and Mr. Veeder, Jeru-
salm Regional Director, join us
and indulge this request.
Sara's song fills the room. Like
a magnet, her music pulls others
to her table. They are from many
countries, some wearing the
flowered summer dresses or
striped pajama-like trousers and
shirts of Arab lands from which
th-y came, some in the heavy
wool pants, sweaters and peaked
Leo Mindlin
Bad News For Israel
Came in Bunches
Continued from Page 4
with Araby is *8rae' the incentive to get even
hold that peace
possible on more reasonable
terms. That they are linked to the
most vocal pressures surround-
ing the commission of inquiry
into Sabra and Shatila makes
both forces in Israel today such a
potential disaster.
To this divisiveness must be
added those Jews who, for exam-
ple, in America join Arab pro-
testors in common cause as they
did outside the Los Angeles hotel
where the Council of Jewish
Federations met for its General
Assembly over the weekend and
which Prime Minister Begin was
to address until the sudden can-
cellation of his U.S. tour.
These American Jews are the
ones who give America's enemies
Conservative
Congregation
ATirst,
JOHANNESBURG (JTA)
South Africa's first Con-
singer on Russian television. servative Jewish congregation,
She does not mention the blue
numbers on her arm, from a con-
entration camp. The other de-
rails spill out one after the other.
fin her 40's. Divorced. Three chil-
jdren A daughter in school. Two
Isons in combat in Operation
I Peace for the Galilee..
And she, Sara. Why is she here
|m this sheltered workshop,
IHameshakem? High blood pres-
sure. A heart condition. Battered
prves She lacks the physical
|stamina to put in an eight-hour
ay. five and a half days a week
jin the competitive, open market.
[Here, she works from 7:30 in the
[morning till 1 in the afternoon,
h'ith half an hour break for tea.
[She receives National Insurance,
|> pension, medical insurance and
.a salary of 'about 80 cents an
[hour. Subsidized, all of it.
Why does she not sing on Is-
|ieli television?
There is no place fore her .
loot on the one and only channel
(Israel has.
Well, then, will she sing for me
nd let me record her voice on my
| t*pe recorder?
Yes, Sara will sing. In Russian.
Bucharin. Georgian. Uzbeki.
[Turkish.
But where, in a sheltered work
j 8hoP. without disrupting the
*ork of 150 others?
in Jerusalem, anything is pos-
sible. We walk out behind
Hameshakem, to stand in a
tney little alleyway between
two buildings.
"There are Jews in all my
'ongs. Sara says. And in her
"ngs. I hear a parade of them
j*89 by, from 2,000 years ago,
m today, crossing the snows of
Russia, the severe mountains of
Jurkey Walking to Israel. I hear
Har El, has been established at
Sandton, a suburb of Johan-
nesburg, with an initial mem-
bership of 60 families. The
spiritual leader is Rabbi Ben Zion
Isaacson, a native of South
Africa who studied for the pulpit
in the United States. An eventual
membership of at least 100 fam-
ilies is expected.
UJS. Coal in Hadera
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
first shipment of American coal
some 87,000 tons from
Virginia was delivered to the
new Hadera power station this
week.
tougher with that beleaguered
nation than otherwise. These
Jews contribute to driving a
lethal wedge into an already suf-
ficiently polarized American
Jewish community that needs no
further polarization on the issue
of Israel and what the media are
now characterizing as Israel's al-
legedly "tarnished image."
IN ESSENCE, these Jews give
cause to the media and others
to refer to a "divided" American
Jewish community, when the
division, at least at this point, is
a significantly media-made phe-
nomenon and which thev en-
courage by their union with Arab
protestors to feed upon itself
more luxuriously.
It is not that U.S. foreign
policy can be expected to change
according to the unanimity of
American Jewish opinion. But
the prospect of an allegedly
divided American Jewish opinion
can certainly make its present
crash course all the easier to
maintain on the road to disaster.
Of all the bad news last week,
the death of Aliza Begin may
have been the worst reckoned in
these terms. For it is the Prime
Minister who best holds at bay
the deleterious impact of Israeli
self-examination. There is no tell-
ing how much her death may now
drive him to throw in the towel as.
an act of resignation and contri-
tion in deference to her memory.
Should that occur, woe is us
all, in Israel and in America.
There are too many of us ready to
give up as it is. Mr. Begin's own
steadfastness of purpose is what
has made him the protestors'
enemy in the first place and the
nemesis of the traitors in the
capitals of the Western world af-
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workmen's cape of Eastern
Europe.
There is a spontaneous out-
pouring of joy. Two dozen men
and women come to sing with
Sara, to dance and sway and snap
their fingers, even to send out the
high ululating wail of the North
African and Far Eastern Jews.
Their smiles are so real, their
mouths so brilliantly proud with
gold teeth that I forget where I
am, in a room where every person
is hurting.
Unexpectedly, from behind, a
man taps me on the shoulder. A
short man, about 60, wanting
something very badly.
"Please," he says, "I want to
sing the Kol Nidre for you."
In Jerusalem, anything is pos-
sible. Even this most somber,
this holiest of holy songs can be
sung in the middle of a sheltered
workshop where the work of the
day is making file folders.
Aryeh and I retreat to a
storage room. There are grey
metal shelves ranked along the
walls, boxes stored all along their
length and height. We stand in
an aisle, facing each other. Aryeh
plants his feet firmly on the bare
floor. He strikes a proud stance
that makes him taller.
"I was a cantor," he tells me.
. In Hungary. Before the war.
' Before Auschwitz. I used to love
the land, I was a gardener, too.
But then I started having trouble
with my kidneys. It was from ly-
ing in the snow, in the rain. My
mother, my father, they didn't
survive. After Auschwitz, only I
was left. When I came to Israel, I
got married. For 26 years we were
together. Then my wife became
paralyzed and six years later, she
died. Since then, away from here,
sometimes I feel I'm left alone,
alone like a fly on the wall."
Without another word, Aryeh
begins to sing the Kol Nidre.
And, through his singing, con-
nects himself to his past, when he
was young and there was Re-
demption. Like Sara, who sang
for me just now in the alleyway,
he becomes a Jew in all his pride
and glory. The singing pours
through the empty storage room
and through me.
And into the workshop. The
dancing fades away. The tape re-
corder is turned off. Sara comes
to the doorway of the storage
room and stands listening. Be-
hind her, other faces gather.
Still flushed with the joy of
their dancing. But quiet now, re-
flecting the slower cadence of
sorrows past and pride emergent.
Listening. Remembering. Shar-
ing hurt. and healing.
No, Aryeh is not alone like a fly
on the wall. Not here, at
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, November 19,
brad's First Jet Lab
Opening at Technion
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Tark-Recu Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, the first of its kind in Israel, has
been opened at the Haifa Technion. It will be used for
research and the training of Israeli scientists and
engineers and to increase the self-sufficiency of Israel
Aircraft Industries.
i RESEARCH WILL be continued on several current
projects in coordination with American firms such as the
developments of dust separators for gas turbine propelled
helicopters and the production of expendable jet engines
for pilotless drone aircraft.
The new lab is named in memory of the late L. Shirley
Tark who was president of the Main State and Devon
banks in Chicago, and the late Mrs. Ruth Recu, a leading
Jewish philanthropist of Chicago. It has been supported
by the Chicago and St. Louis chapters of the American
Technion Society.
Gty of Tampa Election
The City of Tampa elections
tor mayor and all seven council
members is scheduled for March
1. with a runoff election on March
U, if needed. This nonpartisan
municipal election will be admin-
istered by the Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office as provided by the
Tampa Election Code.
Candidates who plan to qualify
by the petition method may
begin collecting signatures now
and have until noon of Jan. 6 to
submit them to the Elections
Office. Room 107, in the Hillsbo-
rough County Courthouse.
To qualify for these four-year
positions, all candidates must be
registered voters and must have
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resided in Tampa since April 1.
In addition, city council candi-
dates must have resided within
their residence districts since
Oct. 1 of this year.
During the qualifying period
which begins on Dec. 28 and
closes at noon on Jan. 11, candi-
dates may qualify by paying a fee
or by submitting 2,777 petitions
signed by Tampa voters. In addi-
tion, they must submit a financi-
al statement and sign a loyalty
oath.
!iEnqUaHfyin* fee for th
lwL* yTar "^yoral position
is $2,700 and $700 for the $ 14,000
a year city council positions.
Reaching Out
By NINA SINSLEY
Librarian, HUM School
Bell Telephone advises us to
"reach out and touch someone."
Ten Hillel School families, mem-
bers of five Bay area congrega-
tions, attended a Shabbat Dinner
on Friday, Nov. 5 and did just
that. The delicious meal was
served near the fireplace in the
home of Lorna and Stan Michael-
son. Their son, sixth grader Jay,
led the Kiddush and assisted
with prayers and songs through-
out the evening. After sharing
family Jewish artifacts brought
for the occasion, the group was
treated to a repertoire of Jewish
songs played on the piano good-
naturedly by Herb Berkowitz.
Reaching out, through book
awareness, made possible by the
holiday book fair, allowed the
school to donate new books to
worthwhile agencies.
A contingent of Tampa's Se-
nior citizens reach out weekly as
they assist other volunteers at
Beth Israel games nights,
designed to help sustain Tampa's
only Jewish Day School.
Yes, Bell Telephone we're
reaching out, here at Hillel.
Community Calendar
19
(Candlelighting time 5:16) B'noi B'rith Youth North Florida Fall
Convention through Nov. 20 Hillel School Thanksgiving Party*
Congregation Kol Ami HI III Service 8 p.m.
Congregation Kol Ami USY Kadima Dance 7:30 p.m. Hillel
School Parents Association "Gift of Gold" at Beth Israel Building
-9p.m. *
S*r,NMrt*21
Tune in "The Jewish Sound" 88.5 FM -9-11 a.m. Congregation
Kol Ami Men's Club Meeting 9:15 a.m. Congregation
Schaarai Zedek Forum 9:30 a.m. Hadassah-Ameet Fund Rais-
ing Meeting 11:30 a.m. Congregation Kol Ami Adult Educa-
tion Brunch Congregation Kol Ami Sisterhood Chanukah Fair
Congregation Kol Ami Board Meeting 7:30
TJF-WD Jewish Roots Tour of New York through Nov. 24
Tuescby, Nnhmt 23
Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary Cake Sale at Britton Plaza -
10-1 Tampa Jewish Social Service Executive Board at 6 p.m.
and Regular Board at 7:30 p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Youth Committee 7:30 p.m. Jewish Towers Games 7:30
p. m. Hadassah-Ameet General Meeting 8 p.m.
Continued from Page 1
troubadors serenaded diners in a
pool-side restaurant on the floor
below with Spanish folk songs
and a lusty rendition in Hebrew
of "Sholom Aleichem."
BEFORE THE official Assem-
bly banquet proceeding began,
the audience stood up for a
minute of silence as the news of
Mrs. Begin's death was an-
nounced from the podium. Arens,
who received standing ovations
at the beginning and conclusion
of his address, recounted some of
"the scars we in Israel bear from
the terrorists coming out of
Lebanon" before Israel launched
its "Peace for Galilee" operation.
He said that Israeli's operation
had smashed the PLO infrastruc-
ture, thereby striking a blow for
peace in the region. Nevertheless,
Arens observed, Israel was
"criticized, vilified, calumnied
and judged" by the nations of the
world, and "we were subjected to
snap judgments" by the media
and its audiences. Much of what
the media related about Isreal's
operation in Lebanon turned out
to be baseless, he said.
Arens was critical of "those
who counsel us to make conces-
sions." He declared that "the
wages of weakness in the Middle
East is destruction."
The achievements of the war in
Lebanon, he pointed out, in-
cluded peace for northern Israel.
"Children are going to school,
men and women are going to
work and the shelters are empty
Notional Council of Jewish Women Board Meeting 10 a.m.
Temple David Sisterhood General Meeting -1 p.m.
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Thonkgiving Day Congregation Schaarai Zedek Thanksgiving
Srvlcl ot Palma Ceia Uniled Methodist Church -10am JCC
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Search On
For Gunmen
TEL AVIV (JTA) A
search is under way for unknown
gunmen who fatally shot three
Irish soldiers of the United
Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon and wounded a fourth.
The latter is expected to be able
to offer some clues to the identity
of the killers when he recovers
from the heavy sedation admin-
istered because he was in a state
of shock.
The killings occurred at the
Irish-manned checkpost near
Tibnin village in south Lebanon,
a UNIFIL spokesman said. He
said each soldier was hit by 6-7
bullets fired at point-blank range.
The search is being carried out by
UNIFIL troops and elements of
the Lebanese army.
Obituaries
BLANK
Harry Blank, of 138 Bee St.. Tampa,
died Monday, Nov. 8. He lived in Tampa
for 20 years and was a member of the
American Legion Dale Mabry Poet 138
and Disabled American Veterans Post
4.Funeral services were held Tuesday
morning. Rabbi Samuel M Malllngerof
Temple David officiated. Interment fol-
lowed at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
Survivors Include his son and daughter-
in-law, Stan and Ann Blank; two slaters,
Sally Darewsky and Tlllle Star; two
grandchildren, Stephanie and Rachel
Blank, all from Tampa. Donations may
be made to the Heart Fund or Temple
David.
ODITZ
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorse Odlti,
age 72, of 704 E. River Dr., Temple
Terrace were held. Tuesday. Nov. 9, at
the graveside in Myrtle Hill Memorial
Hark. Rabbi Kenneth Berger and Can-
tor William Hauben of Rodeph Sholom
Synagogue officiated. Mrs. Odltz had
bren a resident of Tampa for 27 years
and was a member of the Rodeph
Sholom Synagogue Survivors Include
her husband, Louis; a son, Jules Odltz.
two daughters, Phyllis and Carol Odltz'.
two brothers, Jack and Philip Corn; sis-
ter. Fay Guberman and grandchild
Aryn Chapman, all of New York City
Those who wish may make a contribu-
tion to the Cancer Society.
for the first time, and that's how
it's going to be," he said to a
round of applause.
THE AMBASSADOR also re-
counted other achievements of
the war in Lebanon and each
achievement was greeted with a
round of applause. He noted that
Lebanon is now rising from seven
years of warfare and occupation
and that a new page is turning
"in the tragic history of that
country. Hopefully, Lebanon will
join the world democratic com-
munity and also be at peace with
Israel."
Furthermore, the Soviet effort
to penetrate the Mideast in-
exorably has been thwarted and
its presumed superiority in mili-
tary weapons was bested by the
Israeli Defense Force, Arens
noted. In addition, he said Is-
rael's operation in Lebanon
now also perceived by the U S
having aided the U.S. in the Mi
east.
Arens asserted that despite t
strained relations between
U.S. and Israel in recent we
the bonds of friendship beu
the two countries have
strengthened. Israel, he
would like to live in hat
with the U.S. "but we are
tic and know there are disae
ments" including differences i
U.S. arms to Arab states, am
mands on Israel for "territi
concessions.rt
But the Ambassador express,
optimism that peace is achievab
and that, as a result of the de,.
truction of the PLO's infrastrucl
ture there will be Palestinian!
and Jordan who will eventually!
enter into the peace process.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Congregations/Organizations Events
DNGBEGATION KOL AMI
.(County (HUbborough, Pinel-
Polk) USY-Kadima Dance
"Happy Days" are here again.
[Come Rock Around the Clock
Tonight'* Put on your bobby
cks and grease back your hair.
jjula hoops, bubble gum, and
stalgic craziness will be the
I of the dance on Nov. 20 at
MO pro-
Entertainment will be provided
w "The Wanderers," Tampa
lay's only 50's rock group. Fea-
jred will be the music of the 50's
t the top 40's of today.
Snacks and beverages will be
ved. Admission is $4, tickets
iy be purchased at the door.
Congregation Kol Ami is
ated at 3919 Moran Road (In
ick of the Carrollwood Fire Sta-
onl. For more information call
synagogue office (962-6338).
HILLEL
Gift of Gottl
Hillel School parents will host
gala Gold Evening at Beth
[Israel on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9
p.m. in celebration of the support
or Tampa's Jewish Day School
by the community. At this time
$10,000 gold winner will be
nounced along with many
ther prizes.
Each gold ticket may be pur-
ased for $100 or individuals
ay share tickets.
Tickets are available from the
lillel School at Rodeph Sholom;
larriet Seelig, 962-2298 in Car-
ollwood; Betty Shalett, 872-5604
Interbay.
SCHAARAIZEDEK
Participates
Interfaith Thanksgiving
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
continues a 26 year tradition this
JThanksgiving when its members
loin with the congregation of
[Palma Ceia United Methodist
Church in celebrating the
Thanksgiving holiday. This year
[services will be hosted by Palma
ICeia United Methodist Church at
IDale Mabry and Bay to Bay.
iServices begin at 10 a.m.
Tompo k|i Finl
OCk'n-oll JO.
nthudott Group
Tampa Bay's first rock 'n roll enthusiast group The Wanderers.
Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25,
with Senior Minister Pat Mc-
Bride presiding.
Clergy and lay leaders of both
congregations will participate in
the service. Rabbi Frank Sund-
heim will deliver the sermon.
A social hour will follow serv-
ices hosted by the members of
Palma Ceia United Methodist
Church. All members of Schaarai
Zedek are invited to attend this
very beautiful service.
RODEPH SHOLOM
SISTERHOOD
Volunteer of the Month
At the October board of direc-
tors meeting, President Diana
Siegel announced that Judy Sch-
wartz is Rodeph Sholom Sister-
hood's Valued Volunteer of the
Month. This recognition was
awarded to Judy for her commit-
ment and dedication.
A native of New York, Sch-
wartz moved to Tampa in 1950
with her family. She received a
Master's degree in clinical psy-
chology from the University of
Central Florida in Orlando. At
Hills borough Community College
she teaches child development.
Judy participates in syna-
gogue activities as a member of
the Music Festival and Educa-
tional committees. She is chair-
man of Sisterhood's Nominating
Committee.
Judy Schwartz and her hus-
band, Michael, have four chil-
dren, Bobby, Dara, Philip, and
Laurie. We congratulate her for
her dynamic involvement!
Report from London
Steps Taken to Combat Terrorism
By MAURICE SAMUELSON
LONDON (JTA) -
|teps to combat anti-Jew-
sh terrorism in Europe and
i call for closer cooperation
etween Jewish communi-
and their respective
Dvernments were agreed
on at an emergency meet-
ing here of Jewish leaders.
The heads of 16 European Jew-
ish communities, meeting under
the auspices of the World Jewish
Congress, also heard off-the-re-
cord briefings from anti-terrorism
officials from the United King-
dom, the United States and
Ron Sees Reds Under Nuclear
Freeze Campaign Beds
Continued from Page 4
Peace Links, founded by a group
jol Senators' wives. The A la bam
l* Mid this group is giving com-
Iwt and aid to the Soviet Union.
[fourteen of its board members,
jfceording to Sen. Denton, are
"^P'e either Soviet-controlled
openly sympathetic to Com-
imunist foreign policy objec-
luves. Peace Links, the Senator
|mtinued, "is a 'sucker deal'
ganized by group openly
ntical of, even hostile to our
|a>untry."
.BETTY BUMPERS, wife of
l*a Dale Bumpers (D., Ark.)
IJ Pr'me mover for Peace Links,
jjw a convincing answer to Sen.
l,hlntons smear: Peace Links,
[we said, was not born in the
I Rrernlin but in her kitchen.
Americans disturbed by some
Sen. Demon's wild pitches,
fjmewhat reminiscent of Joe
cUrthy's charge up Capitol
K" l Uke contort from the
[ that nuclear freeze advocates
ma'. 8ever*1 American
JJiitary leaders, staunch patriots
If this columnist may be per-
mitted to air a personal dilemma
pertinent to these musings, I
would like help from faithful
readers. What should I do about
an invitation recently received
from President Reagan and Sen.
Howard Baker (R., Tenn.) im-
ploring me to be listed as a
"proud flag-waving American?"
How to qualify? Well, $120 in
dues each year and my signature
on the application blank will
bring me not only absolution
from any guilt I might harbor as
a nuclear freeze advocate but
other patriotic goodies.
Joiners will receive a "personal
golden Medal of Merit.'' Sen.
Baker admits this amulet is too
heavy for carrying in your tote
bag but points out that a neatsy-
keen lapel pin comas with the kit.
An added inducement is access to
a toll-free hot-line phone service,
number unlisted. A patriot can
dial same and get temperature
readings on inflation, recession,
unemployment, and perhaps that
red-tinted nuclear freeze move
ment. Seven Arts Feature
France. The WJCongress' Euro-
pean Branch said it convened the
conference because of the recent
spate of terrorist attacks against
Jewish targets on the continent.
SINCE MARCH, 1979, there
have been 153 casualties, includ-
ing 10 dead, in 12 attacks against
Jews in France, West Germany,
Belgium, Austria and Italy, it
was reported.
Following the Oct. 9 machine
gun and grenade attack on the
Rome synagogue in which a two-
year-old child was killed and 33
people were wounded, WJCon-
gress officials raised the issue of
the terrorism threat with officials
at the European Parliament.
A press communique issued by I
the WJCongress said the 30'
participants had discussed how
Jewish communities could obtain
help from their own governments
and ensure cooperation between
governments. They also discuss-
ed ways of strengthening the
legal framework "to help combat
terrorism internationally."
THIS, the communique said,
"included means by which pres-
sure could be applied to govern-
ments to improve their own in-
telligence gathering procedures
and the sharing of information
... to facilitate the capture, trial
and punishment of terrorists.
At the same time, it was
agreed that Jewish communities
themselves should exercise a
greater degree of self-protection,
although no specific steps were
published.
Stephen S. Altus, son of Dr. and Daniel Richter, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Phil Altus, celebrates his Mrs. Mort Richter, celebrates his
Bar Mitzvah I Bar Mitzvah.
Bar Mitzvah
STEPHEN ALTUS
Stephen Solomon Altus, son of
Dr. and Mrs. Phil Altus, will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah tomor-
row morning at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. Rabbi Kenneth
Berger and Cantor William
Hauben will officiate.
Stephen is in the 8th grade at
Coleman Junior High School.
Last year, he achieved a first
place tie in the 7th Grade Math
League for the Hillsborough
County Public Schools. He is a
Junior Master of the American
Contract Bridge League. Steve's
other interests include commer-
cial aviation and chess.
Special guests who will cele-
brate with Steve and his family
include Lee Schoendorf and
Harold and Cynthia Altus,
grandparents, and Chuck
Schoendorf, Charlotte and Marty
Fainblatt, and Susie and Jeff
Rudnick.
Mrs. Schoendorf will host a
shabbat dinner in her grandson's
honor. Dr. and Mrs. Altus will
host the Friday night Oneg
Shabbat, the Saturday morning
kuddush luncheon, and a Satur-
day evening reception at the
Host International Hotel, in their
son's honor.
DANIEL SAM RICHTER
Daniel Sam Richter, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Mort Richter, will cele-
brate his Bar Mitzvah tomorrow
morning at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek.
Daniel is a 7th grade student at
Berkeley Preparatory School. He
is on the Dean's list and the
cross-country running team.
The Friday night Oneg Shab-
bat will be hosted by Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Franzblau.
Mr. and Mrs. Richter will host
the Kiddush following the serv-
ices in honor of the occasion and a
reception Saturday night at their
home.
Special guests will include the
grandparents and a grea-grand-
father.
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In Retrospect
Charges of Anti-Semitism in Rome Down-Played
had
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hospital.
That spontaneous gesture
matched "the spirit with which
so many Italians 40 years ago
risked their own lives to save the
lives of other Italians of Jewish
faith," Toaff said referring to the
Nazi era. He said it reaffirmed his
faith in the Italian people.
THERE WERE many other
manifestations of solidarity with
Rome's Jews. Wounded children
in the hospitals received piles of
letters from Catholic schools.
One, from a grade school in Val-
lecrozia run by a Salasian nun,
said: "Don't think everyone
wants to kill you. Twenty-two
children love you." Another said:
"I will pray that the PLO will re-
pent."
The Waldensian and Metho-
dist churches of Rome sent mes-
sages to the Jewish community
saying they had "confessed their
sin and recognized their share of
responsibility because they had
not worked hard enough for
justice and peace." A delegation
of Polish bishops and priests,
themselves concentration camp
survivors, visited the Jewish
wounded at the Fatebenefratelli
Hospital near the main syna-
gogue.
The delegation came to Rome
for the beatification of Maximil-
ian Kolbe who offered his life in
exchange for a Polish father
doomed to death by starvation at
Auschwitz. Msgr. Kazimiev
Majdariskij. Bishop of Stettin
who was confined to Dachau from
1939-1945, recalled that the child
slain by the terrorists in Rome,
Stefano Tache, reminded him of
the Jewish children in Dachau a
generation ago.
IN FACT, it was iust 39 vears
ago, on a Sabbath in October,
that the grandparents of little
Stefano, and his own parents,
then children themselves, and his
aunts, uncles and cousins, were
deported by the Nazis to Au-
schwitz. Of the two large fami-
lies, only 15 survived.
There is a strong temptation to
bitterness over this tragic irony.
The two children who lived
through Auschwitz to become
Stefano's parents, also lived to
see one child murdered and
another, Stefano's sister,
wounded in a senseless attack on
Jews. But should the rage be
directed at fellow-Italians?
In all of Europe, the modem
Italian state has been among the
least infected by anti-Semitism.
The Italian people have not been
and are not now anti-Semitic.
With respect to racism, Musso-
lini was a reluctant partner of
alliances with extremist Arab
groups and the more doctrinaire
sections of the Communist-
dominated Italian trade union
federation, try to exploit anti-
Semitism. But most of the Italian
population has remained immune
to these attempts.
So Italians ask: Why do the
Jews insist that the terrorist
attack would not have occurred
but for a carefully prepared
climate of anti-Semitism? The
terrorists almost certainly were
Arabs, probably Palestinians,
probably members of Abu
Nidal's fanatical Al Assifa which
even the PLO claims to disown.
ITALIANS WERE in no way
involved, they say. Morover, ter-
rorism is one thing, a plague of
the times which has caused death
and destruction not only to Jews;
anti-Semitism is something else,
an ancient prejudice discredited
by decent people.
So why were the Jews so quick
to cast blame? their fellow Ital-
ians ask. Is criticism of the
policies of Premier Menachem
Begin and his Defense Minister
Hitler. While political pressures Ariel Sharon to be equated with
instigated the blustering but
weak Italian dictator to promul-
gate his version of the Nurem-
burg laws during World War II,
Italians by and large tried to help
their Jewish neighbors.
SOME JEWS recalled, after
the synagogue attack, that
Italian soldiers gave haven to
French Jews fleeing the Vichy
regime which only too willingly
collaborated in the Nazi deporta-
tions.
Today there are also political
interests at work which, through
In Spirit of Adenauer
Kohl Says He'll Visit Israel
By DAVID KANTOR
BONN (JTA) West
Germany'8 new Chancellor,
Helmut Kohl, has a sympa-
thetic attitude toward Is-
rael, according to Knesset
Speaker Menachem Savi-
dor who met with the Ger-
man leader last week. "He
told me he wanted to renew
the tradition of good rela-
tions started by Konrad
Adenauer, and I am sure
that he seriously meant ex-
actly that," Savidor told a
press conference here.
He said Kohl will definitely
visit Israel next year, but the
timing has yet to be decided. It
will not take place before West
Germany's general elections due
to be held on March 6, 1983.
Nevertheless, the Likud MK said
he discussed with the Chancellor
the itinerary and the issues that
will be raised at political talks
with Kohl in Jerusalem.
ASKED IP Premier Mena-
chem Begin is likely to get an in-
vitation to come to Bonn, Savi-
dor said it was too early to talk
about that. "Right now we are in
a stage of preparations for Kohl's
visit. Let us first concentrate on
this."
According to Savidor, the
basic philosophy of the new Bonn
government, a coalition of Kohl's
Christian Democratic Union
(CDU) and the smaller Free
Democratic Party (FDP), favors
good relations with Israel. He
suggested that ties between the
two countries are likely to be
"closer than under the previous
Social Democratic government"
headed by Chancellor Helmut
Schmidt.
Savidor said he did not discuss
with Kohl specifically the issue of
West German arms sales to Arab
countries. "What we did discuss
was the need for the western
world to see to it that no sophis-
ticated weapons will fall into the
hands of unreliable dictator-
ships." He said the issue of Jew-
ish settlements on the West Bank
was not raised during his talk
with Kohl. He claimed however
that the Chancellor largely shares
the Israeli view that the war in
Lebanon was essentially bene-
ficial to peace prospects in the
Middle East and for the West.
anti-Semitism and thereby be
made exempt from all criticism?
Many Jews the world over are
among the severest critics of the
Begin-Sharon government and
they can hardly be accused of
anti-Semitism, the Italians say.
The confusion perhaps stems
from the belief that because
Italian Jewry reacted as one in its
grief and anger over the attack,
they are a monolithic community.
In fact, Italian Jews rarely speak
with one voice but in many, often
contradictory voices. When emo-
tions run high, however there is a
tendency to generalize. Long-
time friends are mistaken for
enemies. Thus the Pope and the
President of Italy are accused, in
the heat of the moment, of
"causing" the terrorist assault
because they received Arafat.
THAT LOGIC does not hold
water for long. Many, not only
Jews, agreed that the Pope's au-
dience with the PLO leader was
at the very least controversial
and inopportune, a "political"
mistake; but certainly not an
anti-Semitic gesture or an en-
dorsement of the PLO's methods
and goals.
Italian Jews, who in the after-
math of the attack believed
otherwise, forgot some important
facts. On Sept. 12, when Arafat's
visit was imminent, the Union of
Italian Jewish Communities
made specific demands of the
government: "To condemn ter-
rorism on all sides and firmly
insist on the revision of the PLO
charter during the coming en-
counters (with Arafat) ... in the
light of a negotiated solution of
the Middle East conflict."
Contrary to the belief of some
Have Your Next Affair With
Clmudia
'The Duo with the 5-piece Sound'
sections of Italian and world
Jewry, that appeal did not fall on
deaf ears, either in the govern-
ment or the Vatican. On Sept. 15,
right after Arafat's meeting with
the Pope, the Vatican Press Of-
fice issued a statement saying
that the Pope had expressed to
Arafat "... His wish that a just
and lasting solution to the Mid-
dle East conflict will soon be
reached which, excluding re-
course to arms and violence in
every form, and above all to ter-
rorism and reprisals, many lead
to the recognition of the rights of
all peoples and in particular of
the Palestinian people, to a
homeland, and of Israel to its se-
curity."
LATER, the Press Office
reiterated that "... When re-
ceiving Arafat, (the Pope) em-
phasized the necessity to exclude
recourse to arms, to violence, to
terrorism in order to reach peace
in the Middle East." At a tele-
vised round-table discussion
three days after the synagogue
attack, Don Vigilio Levi of L'Os-
servatore Romano, the Vatican
newspaper repeated that -.J
ment and said Arafat
"agreed."
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concerns. Foreign Mini..
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a premise to this, the abolition of
the reference to the destruction of1
the 'Zionist entity' contained 2
the national Palestinian charte
which, in the interpretation iriven
it, corresponds to the will of
PLO to destroy the State of I
el."
PREMIER Giovanni Spado|.
ini, the only ranking government
official who refused to meet with
Arafat, has also called for" a re-
ciprocal,-unequivocal and simul-
taneous recognition between the
PLO and the State of Israel
The meaning of those words is
clear: the PLO cannot expect rec-
ognition as long as its aim is the
destruction of Israel and it em-
ploys terrorism to achieve that
aim.
Israeli-Made Computers in France
PARIS (JTA) Israeli-made computers are
being marketed in France and have already been bought
by several large public and private corporations including
France's national security ministry and Air France.
THE ISRAELI "Elbit" factory last year sold $2
million worth of sophisticated computers and electronic
devices on the French market, according to the head of
the French company dealing with the sales, Jacques
Benillouche.
Elbit now plans to start building the computers in
France itself in order to be able to compete on better terms
with various West European manufacturers of similar
products, Benillouche said.
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