The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Volume 10 Number 11
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 27, 1988
Price 35 Cents
Excitement is Contageous...
Fifth Annual Singles Weekend Catch The Fever
The Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles Council is proud to an-
nounce its sponsorship of the
Fifth Annual Singles Con-
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place the weekend of June 3-5
at the Sheraton Sand Key,
1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater
The weekend, a highlight on
the Singles annual calendar,
will begin with Shabbat ser-
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For further information call
Rich at 988-9273.
When Mark Talisman
speaks, even E.F. Hutton
listens. The director of the
Washington, D.C. office of the
Council of Jewish Federations
will be in Tampa for the Com-
bined Annual Meeting at 7:30
p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at the
Sheraton Grand Hotel.
Congregation Kol Ami
Selects Rabbi Shull
Congregation Kol Ami is
pleased to announce that Rab-
bi Benjamin Shull has been
selected to fill the pulpit being
vacated by Rabbi H. David
Rabbi Shull earned Bachelor
degrees at both the University
of Virginia in Charlottesville
and the University of Judaism
in Los Angeles. He attended
the Jewish Theological
Seminary where he earned a
Master of Arts degree and his
rabbinic ordination. Following
his ordination he attended the
Columbia University School of
Social Work and received his
Master of Social Work degree.
While attending JTS and
Columbia Rabbi Shull served
as a rabbinic intern and later
as the assistant rabbi at the
Fair Lawn Jewish Center. He
is currently the rabbi of Con-
gregation Beth Abraham in
Palm City, Florida.
Rabbi Shull and his wife,
Ethel, have an 11 month old
daughter, Orli. They will be ar-
riving at Kol Ami July 5.
Rabbi, Natalie and Avigail
Rose will be leaving Tampa in
June. Rabbi Rose will assume
the position of senior rabbi at
Herzl Ner Tamid in Mercer
Island, Washington where he
had been assistant rabbi before
coming to Congregation Kol
Mark Talisman
As soon as he begins to
speak, one is no longer aware
of their physical surroundings.
The air becomes filled with
electric energy that this man
exudes with his presence,
dedication and commitment.
Actions speak louder than
words. Graduating from Har-
vard with honors begins a
resume that appears never-
ending. He was a founder and
continues to be an instructor in
the John F. Kennedy Institute
of Politics Program for new
congressmen. Newly elected
members of the House of
Representatives are instructed
in the operations of the House,
office structure and current
He served as founding Vice-
Chairman of the United States
Holocaust Memorial Counsel,
which was a presidential ap-
pointment until 1986. In-
strumental in negotiating for
the U.S. an exhibit on Judaica
entitled "The Precious
Legacy," the list just
continues ..
The theme of this years
Combined Annual Meeting is
Israel's 40th Anniversary.
Chaired by Aida Weissman,
and co-sponsored by Tampa
Jewish Federation, Jewish
Community Center, Tampa
Jewish Family Services, Hillel
School of Tampa; and Tampa
Jewish Federation Women's
Division, it offers the oppor-
tunity to install newly elected
officers on those agencies'
boards, honor outgoing
members, and present special
awards for outstanding leader-
ship on each board.
For those who have heard
the keynote speaker, he needs
no further introduction. For
those that have never heard of
him it's time to stir your
heart in an evening not to be
forgotten. To all others, it is an
evening to honor the
volunteers of those agencies
who have put time, patience,
and endless workloads into our
community. Everyone is
welcome to attend.
Lovely desserts will be serv-
ed at the tables. $12/per per-
son. RSVP by June 4 -
1988 Campaign Tops $1 Million
Rabbi Benjamin Shull
Recruitment for
Livnot Mission
October 22-31, Lee Tobin
will lead a delegation from
Tampa to Israel. Tobin, chair-
man of Livnot Mission, invites
the Tampa Jewish community
to learn more about the mis-
sion by attending a recruit-
ment meeting at the home of
Ann and Roland Rudolph on
June 2, 7:30 p.m.
The 10 day mission will in-
clude specialized programming
for the first three days. In-
dividuals will have the oppor-
tunity to participate in an ar-
chaeological dig, or to learn
about Israel's security needs.
First time participants will
have the option of par-
ticipating in their own ex-
clusive track. The remaining
seven days will be spent on
meeting with key Israeli
authorities and learning the
lay of the land.
"The Livnot (to build) mis-
sion will be fun, exciting and a
wonderful experience,"
remarked Tobin.
Anyone who wishes to at-
tend the June 2 meeting
should contact Lisa Bush at
the Tampa Jewish Federation,
Walter Kessler, Chairman
of the 1988 Tampa Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign has announced
that contributions from the
Tampa Jewish community has
pushed the 1988 campaign
past the $1 million mark.
These funds are to be used to
help meet local, national and
worldwide Jewish needs.
Kessler, in his remarks,
stated, "that there still is work
to be done. Our goal is to reach
$1,370,000 and there still are
many individuals who have not
made their 1988 pledge." He
urged all campaign workers to
redouble their efforts to com-
plete all outstanding cards.
The Federation Budget and
Allocations Committee has
met and will only be able to
make allocation recommenda-
tions based on campaign
results through June 30.
"Every commitment made
between now and the end of
June becomes crucial towards
reaching the goal," Kessler
united Jewish Appeal
1988 Campaign update
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, May 27, 1988
Menorah Manor Menorah Manor Guild held its an-
nual Volunteer Recognition luncheon recently. All the
volunteers were honored and the installation of new of-
ficers took place. The new board includes: President,
Shirley Solomon; President Elect, Marilyn Benjamin;
Vice Presidents of Membership: Marilyn Weissman,
Sonya Miller and Elsie Estroff; Vice President of
Volunteers, Gail Frye; Vice Presidents of Ways and
Means: Sue Schecter and Doris Rosenblatt; Treasurer,
Edie Seligman; Publicity, Ruth Glickman; Recording
Secretary, Ida Michels; Corresponding Secretary, Lee
Schwartz; Financial Secretary, Donna Orns; Gift Shop:
Bette Siegle, Jennie Kleinfeld, and Alene Goldstein.
Continuing Board members are: Margie Schwartz,
Leonard Yager, Sally Siegel, Joan Redisch, Irving Max-
on, Myra Meyers, Bobbie Keidan, Syd Green, Lee
Kessler, Lil Grau, Joan Esrick, Harold Bressler, Lynn
Greenberg, and Bonnie Katz. New board members are
Alene Goldstein, Gary Marcus, Miriam Kahan, Max Roth
and Dottie Goldblatt. We salute all of you for your hard
work and dedication.
Ameet Installation ... Hilda Sachs, of Largo, past
president of the Florida Central region of Hadassah, in-
stalled the new officers of the Ameet Chapter at the JCC
North. The incoming slate for 1988-89 honored at the affair
include: Claudia Edenson, president; Marcia Weber,
membership vice president; Carole rais-
ing vice president; Marcia Snssman, Enid Gildar, and
Karen James, program vice presidents; Kathy Matthews
and Rany Levy, education vice presidents; Karen Shaffer,
recording secretary; Pam Cotner and Elizabeth Rosen-
thai, corresponding secretaries; Beth Pepose, financial
secretary, and Barbara Karpay, treasurer. Ameet Chapter
was recently named as a Florida Central Region Chapter of
the Year for the second year in a row, having won first
place in 1987 and second place this year. Keep up the ex-
cellent work!
College Graduate ... Congratulations to Debbie
Langsam for her recent graduation from U.S.F. Debbie, a
Day Care teacher at the north-end JCC and a summer
counselor at the main branch of the Center, graduated with
a B.A. in Psychology. Way to go! Hooray!
In the first place Congratulations to Dana Hirsch
for placing first in Hillsborough County for academic ex-
cellence in Language Arts. Dana is a ninth grade honor stu-
dent at Coleman Junior High School, and in winning this
award, was in competition with all other ninth graders in
the Hillsborough County School System, who number over
8,000! Our congratulations also go out to her proud parents
Lyn and Richard Hirsch. Very impressive!
Berkeley Girls. The girls Varsity softball team at
Berkeley Prep went to the finals of the District, beating
two 4-A teams. Berkeley is a 1-A team! Members include:
Lauren Stein, who played relief pitcher, outfield, and se-
cond base, daughter of Sharon and Bernie Stein; Jennifer
Balis, daughter of Leslie and Gene Balis, who played left
field; Suzanne Gilbert, third base, daughter of Jean and
Leonard Gilbert; and Nell Rudolph, first base, and
daughter of Ann and Ron Rudolph. You should be really
proud of yourselves!
Babyline Mark and Lori Alperstein are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Lauren on
March 27th. She weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18 inches
long. Jennifer's grandparents are Marvin and Sylvia
Alperstein, Tampa, and Robert and Marilyn Chesis,
Clearwater. Greatgrandparents are Victor and Rae
Greenberg, Seminole and Nathan Alperstein, Gulfport.
Jennifer was named on April 16th at Temple Beth Chai in
Seminole. Out of town guests included Great Aunt Eva and
Uncle Buck Rabin and cousin Shirlee Segall from Miami
Beach. Happiness to all of you!
Baby, Baby .. It's twin girls for Sammy and Hillary
Waksman, formerly of Tampa, and now living in Miami!
Melissa Renee and Jamie Simone were born April 16th.
Melissa weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs. and was 19 %" and Jamie
weighed 5 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents
are David and Louisa Waksman, who now have seven
grand-daughters, and Larry and Valerie Woliver of
Miami. A July naming will be held for the twins when they
come to Tampa. Double congratulations to you!
PLO Official Says ..
Not Out To Destroy Israel
ATHENS (JTA) A rank-
ing Palestine Liberation
Organization official claims
that the PLO no longer calls
for Israel's destruction, and in
fact dropped that demand
from its Covenant 14 years
Shalah Kallar, also known as
Abu Iyad, said the PLO is
prepared to have a common
border with Israel in a Palesti-
nian state, according to an in-
terview in Baghdad, published
in the Greek daily
Abu Iyad dismissed the
famous Covenant article which
calls for the destruction of
Israel by armed struggle.
"The articles you are referr-
ing to, and, which the Israelis
promote so much we do not
include them since the 1974
PNC meeting that re-shaped
our program," he said.
The PNC is the Palestine
National Council, the PLO s
quasi-legislative body
sometimes referred to as the
Palestinian parliament-in-
Abu Iyad insisted that the
Arabs have become more
moderate. "Unfortunately, the
Israelis of today speak the
same language the Arabs used
to speak 30 years ago," he
said. "We say yes to peace, yes
to a political solution, de-facto
recognition of the Palestinian
But according to the PLO of-
ficial, Israel's Labor Party,
which declares itself
moderate, has not shown any
willingness to share mutual
borders with a Palestinian
Abu Iyad said one of the
causes of friction between
PLO chief Yasir Arafat and
President Hafez Assad of
Syria is the PLO's relations
with progressive and peace-
loving Israelis.
U.S. Wants Reassurances
Los Angeles company whose
tear gas has been used by
Israel to quell the Palestinian
uprising in the administered
territories will not sign future
contracts until it gains
"reassurances" that the Israel
Defense Force is using it
The IDF, in a statement pro-
vided by the Israeli Embassy
here, denied any improper use
of the gas and maintained that
"no instance of death" in the
territories has been caused by
tear gas.
Sheila Klein, vice president
for human resources in the
TransTechnology Corpora-
tion's Ordinance Systems
group, acknowledged a
"concerted effort" from
various sources, including the
American-Arab Anti-
Discrimination Committee
(ADC), to tell her company
that the Israelis may not be us-
ing the tear gas in keeping
with company regulations.
She said that Arch Scurlock,
chairman of the board, decided
to seek reassurances in future
negotiations with the Israeli
government that the tear gas
is not causing deaths to
Klein said when Scurlock
made the decision, the com-
pany had fulfilled the terms of
all of its tear gas contracts
with Israel. TransTechnology
Corp. sells tear gas to 57
Klein added that if Israel
should seek another contract,
the company would want to
know whether any death at-
tributed to improper use of
tear gas was "isolated or
something of that sort." She
said that while the company
has investigated the charges,
it has not yet ascertained
whether the tear gas led to any
injuries or death.
The IDF said in a statement
that it has been "conclusively
proven in many reports" that
tear gas "has no detrimental
impact on healthy persons ex-
posed to it."
Still at
The new president of the Com-
munaute Sepharade du Quebec
has initiated a dialogue with
the Rabbinat Sepharade du
Quebec in an attempt to heal a
bitter rift between the two
Buta dispute over a new
hevra kadisha, or burial socie-
ty, already threatens the
The CSQ, a federation of
eight Sephardi organizations,
and the Rabbinat, the seat of
Sephardi Chief Rabbi David
Sabbah, parted ways years ago
after diagreeing over the
direction of the province's
Sephardic community.
Relations between the two
organizations, who both claim
to represent at least 20,000
Sephardim in Quebec, have
been quiet for the last three or
four years and that may be
favorable for a reconciliation.
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Shultz: Higher Jewish
Emigration Levels May Continue
Secretary of State George
Shultz told 250 Jews attending
Summit Action Day here that
the emigration of 1,088 Jews
in April is a trend that "very
well may continue."
Similarly, Richard Schifter,
assistant secretary of state for
human rights and
humanitarian affairs, told the
crowd that "it looks as if (visa)
applications could be process-
ed now fairly fast." He warn-
ed, though, that many Soviet
Jews could still be deterred
from applying to emigrate bas-
ed on traditional Soviet rejec-
tion of such requests.
Shultz praised participants
in Summit Action Day, which
was organized by the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry.
"The dedication you have
gives all of us in America the
chance to see very vividly what
are the values that our country
stands for," he said.
He termed his meetings in
Moscow last month with
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze "the most sear-
ching set of discussions that
we have ever had" on human
He recalled how he met in
Jerusalem recently with
former refuseniks who he had
seen in the Soviet Union and
felt a "sense of accomplish-
ment." But he said he could
not help but feel, "I am here,
but what about my friends who
aren't here?"
First Lady May Meet
Earlier in the day, par-
ticipants in the National Con-
ference mission were told that
First Lady Nancy Reagan may
meet with Soviet Jews in
Moscow during President
Reagan's fourth summit with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev, scheduled for May 29
to June 3. The development
was announced by Teresa
Heinz, co-chairperson of the
Congressional Wives for
Soviet Jewry.
Heinz, the wife of Sen. John
Heinz (R-Pa.), said Nancy
Reagan has agreed to meet her
later this week after the first
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lady listens to a tape of a con-
versation Mrs. Heinz had with
a group of refusenik women
known as Jewish Women
Against Refusal.
Myrna Shinbaum, associate
NCSJ executive director, said
the group is expanding con-
tacts with chief executive of-
ficers and stockholders of U.S.
companies interested in closer
economic ties with the Soviet
U.S. business leaders were
encouraged by their un-
precedented trip to the Soviet
Union last month with
Secretary of Commerce
William Verity. A few hundred
corporate giants participated
in meetings with Soviet
Shinbaum said the NCSJ's
position "has never been to
boycott" U.S. companies that
do business in the Soviet
Union. "We are for business,"
she said.
The National Conference
supported the trip after Morris
Abram, its chairman, and
Edgar Bronfman, president of
the World Jewish Congress,
gained assurances from Verity
that the trip did not mark an
end to the U.S. commitment to
the Jackson- V anik
That amendment denies
Communist countries special
trade benefits that most U.S.
trading partners enjoy, unless
the president asserts that
those countries are conducting
satisfactory emigration
Soviet Groups Opposed
Other Soviet Jewry groups,
including the Union of Coun-
cils for Soviet Jews and the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry, opposed the increased
contacts in light of continued
Soviet restrictions on emigra-
tion, and current U.S. private
bank loans totalling billions of
dollars annually.
Also briefing the NCSJ were
Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.),
who spoke about his recent
trip to the Soviet Union; Steny
Hover (d-Md.), who chairs the
U.S. Commission on Security
and Cooperation in Europe,
which is monitoring the cur-
rent human rights talks in
Geneva; and Rep. Gus Yatron
(D-Pa.), chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
on Human Rights and Interna-
tional Organizations.
Hover said the Geneva talks,
which represent the third
review of the 1975 Helsinki
Accords, could be completed
by the summer, but have yet to
produce any proposed com-
muniques. He said the United
States must demand "no
more, no less" than com-
pliance with the 1975 treaty,
which requires the 35 nations
that signed it to meet basic
human rights standards.
Wyden said Soviet human
rights officials told him they
are working on new policy
guidelines on emigration, that
could be completed in
He said the officials told him
that those who want to leave
are viewed as "traitors."
Wyden said he was also told
that emigration figures are
hampered by lack of high-level
Soviet-Israeli relations and by
Arab objections that more
Jewish emigration means
more manpower for Israel's
armed forces.
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Letters to the Editor =====
"Choose life" says the Torah. But in these
times, life seems so confused. It used to be that
things didn't change much from generation to
generation. Mothers taught daughters what
their mothers had taught them. Fathers taught
sons the trade they had learned from their
fathers. But no more.
Today's adults grew up on black and white
TV, on heroes that wore white and had a horse
named Trigger, on "ask what you can do for
your country."
But today is so different. Our children are
growing up on VCRs, on "heroes" that solve
problems with violence, on "have it all today."
How can we choose life if reality seems so
alien? How do we teach our children values
when there are no heroes left? Once the world
was black and white, right and wrong. Now
everything is shades of gray, maybe, might be.
Once there was a time to rest. Once there
were things that could be counted on. Now it's
a rush from one set of problems at work to
another set of problems at home. Married
friends are getting divorced, young people are
committing suicide, crime is everywhere.
The stress of life is all around us. People tur-
ning to drugs and alcohol and violence to cope.
And yet as Jews, there is something that just
won't let us accept those things as solutions.
There is something that makes us different,
that makes us look for a civilized answer in a
savage world, that makes us believe in a
Maybe when we all lived in ghettos and had
the constant reinforcement of this
"something," maybe it was enough. But now
we live wherever we want and the problems
that plague the larger community infect us.
The negatives overpower the positives, the
constant turmoils upheave our own lives. And
we have no one who has the time to talk with
us, that can understand that "something" that
makes us different.
We are a people in need. But often too proud
to believe it. These things can't happen to us.
We are Jews. But it is happening and when it
does happen, we have no where to turn. Often
we have given our money to charities outside
the community, but given little or nothing to
our own charities. In this how we treat our
Now the Tampa Jewish Family Services is
asking for donations. Donations that serve the
Jewish people as well as the greater communi-
ty. In this time of upheaval "Choose Life" for
our people. Give our people a place to go. Sup-
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, May 27, 1988
JNF Twin Cities Woodland Dedicated
Israel at 40
More than 1,000 mayors, city councillors and senior municipal officials from around the
world select saplings to plant during the recent dedication of the Twin Cities Woodland
on the western slopes of the Jewish National Fund's Kiryat Menahem Forest, near
Jerusalem. Following an array of greetings in French, German, English, Spanish and
Japanese, Moshe Rivlin, JNF world chairman, told the assembled audience that "The
Twin Cities Woodland symbolizes friendship between cities, peoples, nations and coun-
tries. In Jewish tradition, the tree is a symbol of life, peace and friendship. It is especially
significant that you are planting your tree in the holy city of Jerusalem."
Rabin Defends Israeli
Operation Into Lebanon
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin characterized the Israel
Defense Force's two-day in-
cursion into southern Lebanon
as a defensive measure made
necessary by the lack of a cen-
tral government in Lebanon
capable of controlling the
"As long as there is no
government in Lebanon
capable of entering into anti-
terrorist arrangements ... as
exist de-facto with Syria and
Jordan, and of course with
Egypt there is no alter-
native but to continue with this
policy," Rabin said.
Rabin described the opera-
tion in interviews with Voice
of Israel Radio and the Army
Radio. He affirmed that the
most serious action was
against the pro-Iranian Shiite
Hezbollah guerrillas, who,
"more than any other group-
ing in Lebanon, cooperates
with (Yasir) Arafat's wing of
the Palestine Liberation
Organization" and Syrian-
backed PLO dissidents.
The battle to capture Mai-
doun village, the main Hez-
bollah stronghold, cost the
IDF three dead and 17 wound-
ed. Between 40 and 50 guer-
rillas were killed, according to
military sources.
Two of the IDF fatalities
were officers Capt. Zion
Mizrachi 23, of Moshav
Megadim south of Haifa, and
Capt. Boaz Ravid, 26, of Bet
Oved. Sgt. Marco Bernstein,
21, of Nahariya, was also
Rabin explained to the radio
interviewers that Israel's
policy of protecting its nor-
thern settlements required
that the area north of the
border be kept free of
He said the policy was
established by the government
in January 1985 and im-
plemented five months later,
when the IDF pulled out of
southern Lebanon and set up
the border security zone
patrolled jointly with the
Israel-backed South Lebanon
"The maintenance of the
security zone is not sufficient,
without preventive actions
against terrorist targets,
whether deep in Lebanon, or
in the zone and its immediate
environs," Rabin said.
On the ashes of the
Holocaust, the State of Israel
was born. The dream for 20
centuries, that one day there
would be a homeland for the
Jewish people, became a reali-
ty on May 14, 1948. Since that
momentous time, Israel has
been a safe haven for those
who sought sanctuary within
its sacred borders.
For the last four decades,
Israel has been a bastion of
democracy and closest ally to
the United States in a part of
the world where turmoil and
chaos reign supreme.
We congratulate Israel on its
marvelous technological and
scientific achievements.
Medical discoveries, high tech
advancements, farming and ir-
rigation techniques have had
profound effect on the entire
world. The future is bright
with promise as we look to the
The West Coast Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, Florida
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Tampa, Florida
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, Florida
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Florida
Congregation Kol Ami, Tampa, Florida
Temple Beth Shalom, Sarasota, Florida
years ahead.
Since its inception, Israel
has been besieged with an
enemy whose primary purpose
is destruction of the State.
Nevertheless, she stands
ready, as she did with Egypt's
President Anwar Sadat to
negotiate a true and lasting
peace with her Arab
May the day soon come when
PLO terrorists will lay down
their swords, when the securi-
ty of Israel will be assured, and
the children of Isaac and the
children of Ishmael will live
again as brothers in peace.
Then the words of the Prophet
Micah will become a reality:
Each man shall dwell beneath
his vine and fig tree and none
ever again be afraid (Micah
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Rabbi Rose
Takes New Pulpit
Friday, May 27, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 5
Astrology in Judaism
Strolling through the newly
redecorated sanctuary of Con-
gregation Kol Ami, Rabbi H.
David Rose spoke proudly of
the accomplishments which
took place during the three
years that he has been here.
There were physical im-
provements such as the expan-
sion of the offices and the
Rabbi's study, but most impor-
tantly Rabbi Rose talked of the
"creation of a caring communi-
ty and the real sense of family
which was evolved."
Rabbi Rose said, "I have
seen this synagogue become
more of a house of worship and
study; before we struggled for
a minyon, now we have bet-
ween fifty and sixty in atten-
dance; we have a good adult
education program; and many
more people have become in-
volved in the activities. As the
number of families increased
to 250 the Religious School has
grown by leaps and bounds."
The Rose family, Rabbi
David, Natalie, and Avigail are
leaving Tampa in the next few
weeks to return to the Seattle
area. He has been invited to
become the senior Rabbi at
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative
Congregation on Mercer
Island, Washington. This is the
same congregation that he
served as the assistant Rabbi
before coming here.
"This has been a time of real
personal growth for me, now I
am ready to assume the leader-
ship role in a large congrega-
tion from experience, but we
hope to keep the ties that we
have made in this communi-
ty," said Rose.
Looking ahead Rabbi Rose
knows some of the challenges
which await him. His new con-
gregation houses 650 families
so that he will be working with
a wider spectrum of age
groups. There is a daily mi-
nyon and he will be able to do
much more pastoral work and
less of the administrative
duties. He will have a chance
to expand the adult education
program but will not have the
worry of the Religious School
as there is additional profes-
sional staff.
During the past two years
Rabbi Rose has been the chair-
man of the Tampa Jewish
Federation/Community Rela-
tions Committee, and in this
regard he said, "I am pleased
with the greater involvement
of the community. The CRC
has been able to address the
important issues which are fac-
ing the communities, local, na-
tional, and international, and
present them to the Tampa
"I also see that Tampa has
set much deeper roots by
establishing visibility with the
Tampa Jewish Family Services
and the Jewish Community
Center in this north end of the
city. This is where the action is
and I am happy to have played
a part in this growth."
Gary Alter, executive vice
president of the Tampa Jewish
Federation, commented on
Rabbi Rose's leaving, "Rabbi
Rose has been a valued
member of our Federation
family. He served diligently as
a member of the Federation
Board of Directors and truly
has the welfare of our Jewish
community at heart. His con-
tributions to the Tampa com-
munity as chairman of the
Community Relations Commit-
tee will be difficult to replace.
A very active and involved
CRC was the result of his
leadership, guidance, and
As Rabbi Rose reverently
described the beautiful ark
doors in the sanctuary of the
synagogue, the tree of life with
twelve pomegranates signify-
ing the twelve tribes of Israel,
and the eighteen leaves for
chai, he explained the meaning
of the Hebrew words inscribed
above. "Zachor, shamor.
Remember the Sabbath day, to
keep it holy."
He said, "It is not enough to
know and to do, you must
And we will remember Rabbi
David Rose.
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Astrology is defined as the
study of the influence of the
stars on human events, and
predictions based on the study.
Recently, former White
House Chief of Staff Donald T.
Regan wrote in a forthcoming
book that the First Lady used
astrology to determine the
timing of presidential speeches
and travel.
This has kindled a great in-
terest in astrology by the vast
majority of people, even
amongst those of the Jewish
faith. I shall try to answer
Judaism's stand on this
Astrology in the Bible:
There is no explicit
reference to astrology in the
Bible but it is understood and
derived from the following:
"Neither shall ye practice
divination nor soothsaying (ti-
o-ne-noo)." (Leviticus 19:26)
The word soothsaying (ti-o-
ne-noo) was understood by our
sages as divination, by observ-
ing times and seasons and
declaring one day "lucky" and
another "unlucky."
"There shall not be found
among you one that useth
divination, a soothsayer (mi-o-
nen)." (Deuteronomy 18:10)
Lisa Bush
Lisa S. Bush, Assistant
Director of the Tampa Jewish
Federation was recently
among 25 outstanding Jewish
communal professionals,
selected to participate in a
three day seminar at Brandeis
University, July 18-20.
The Sherman Seminar will
bring together the 25 par-
ticipants from throughout
North America for an inten-
sive examination of some of
the critical communal and pro-
fessional issues affecting the
Jewish community and its
leaders today. The faculty for
the seminar will include
scholars from Brandeis and
two top level veteran profes-
sionals Irving Bernstein and
Ted Kanner.
Bush has served as the
Assistant Director of the Tam-
pa Jewish Federation since
September, 1985. During her
tenure, she helped to develop
the Young Adult Division and
helped to increase its cam-
paign from $7,000 to $28,000.
She initiated a core leadership
development program and in-
stituted annual leadership
training seminars for Federa-
tion and agency boards.
She currently oversees the
Women's Division and its cam-
paign, which boasts a 17 per-
cent increase over 1987. Bush
was also appointed to serve on
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tion's National Committee on
Leadership Development and
was selected to plan a seminar
for leadership development
professionals at the General
Assembly in 1987.
The word mi-o-nen
(soothsayer) is translated an
"observer of time."
Rabbi Akiba said, "Mi-o-nen
(soothsayer) is one who
calculates the times and hours,
saying, today is lucky to travel,
tomorrow for business, etc."
Astrology in the Talmud and
the Midrash:
The majority of the
Talmudic sages believed in
astrology. "And he (God)
brought him (Abraham) forth
abroad and said: "look now
toward heaven, and count the
stars, can you count them;"
. .. (Genesis) 15:13)
"Abraham said unto the
Lord, 'Sovereign of the
Universe! I have gazed at the
constellation which rules my
destiny, and seen that I will
not beget children.' to which
God replied: 'Go forth from thy
astrological speculations:
Israel is not subject to
planetary influences.'
(Nedarim 32)
It was recorded in R. Joshua
B. Levi's notebook: He who is
born on the first day of the
week (Sunday) shall be com-
pletely virtuous or wicked,
complete in his way of life,
because light and darkness
were created on that day
He who is born on Monday
will be bad-tempered, because
the waters were divided
(disunity is caused by bad
temper). Note Rashi says,
"He will be a loner, estranged
from other people because of
his temper."
He who was born on Tues-
day will be wealthy and un-
chaste because herbs were
created on that day. Herbs
multiply rapidly and interm-
ingle with other herbs.
He who was born on
Wednesday will be wise and of
a retentive memory. Note
Rashi said, "He will be bright
and lustrous, because the
luminaries were suspended on
that day.".
He who was born on Thurs-
day will be benevolent because
fish and birds were created on
Thursday. (They are all fed by
God's benevolence.)
He who is born on Friday
will be a seeker (scientist), for
on the eve of the Sabbath, man
was created, with a higher in-
tellect than any other creation,
with the right to choose good
or bad.
He who is born on the Sab-
bath will die on the Sabbath,
and he shall be a great and ho-
ly man.
(to be continued)
Supreme Court Ruling
Neal Sher, director of the
Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations, ex-
pressed satisfaction on a
Supreme Court decision order-
ing a new hearing on whether
an alleged Nazi war criminal
should have his U.S. citizen-
ship revoked.
He said the ruling would be
helpful to the government's ef-
forts in prosecuting Nazi war
criminals in the United States.
The Supreme Court, in a
6-to-2 decision, set aside a
1986 ruling by the U.S. Court
of Appeals that revoked the
citizenship of Juozas Kungys,
who was accused of helping
the Nazis kill more than 2,000
Jews in Lithuania during
World War II. They ordered
the appeals court to hold a new
The OSI, which is charged
with finding and prosecuting
Nazi war criminals living in
the United States, is still stu-
dying the decision, but Sher
said the OSI is "pleased with
the ruling" because the court
set down clear standards for
revoking citizenship.
"The decision by and large
supports the positions" taken
by the OSI in seeking the
revocation of citizenship, that
"someone who gives false
testimony lacks the necessary
good moral character to
become a U.S. citizen," Sher
The standards for revoking
citizenship, outlined in the
court's opinion by Justice An-
tonin Scalia, approved
denaturalization of someone
whose misstatements or con-
cealment of facts "had a
natural tendency" to influence
decisions by immigration
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2808 Horatio St.
Tampa, Fla. 33609
Jewish Commi
For All Children Regardless of Race, Color, or Creed.
3 Year Olds
This class gives our
Pre-Schooler the op-
portunity to par-
ticipate in Three Day
or a total Five Day
Please Call 872 4451
for further information on this
program and all our other pro-
grams for Playlets through
Min Branch. 2808 Horatio, Tampa. Florida 33609. 813/872-4451
North Branch, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa, Florida 33618. 813/962-2863
Claudia's orijer I
The PreSchool year is drawing to a close, on June 3rd we will
give good-bye hugs and kisses to all the specific children who
nave been part of our lives and hearts this past year. Can these
be the same children we greeted at our doors in September? How
they have grown!
We have all shared so many experiences: apples 'n honey for
Rosh Hoshana; the big, yellow fire truck: the Sukkah; Marcia
Lane from Poison Control; the Thanksgiving feast; Shabbat;
field trips to Alessi's Farmer's Market; "The Aminal"; Seminole
Indian Reservation; Children's Museum; Lowry Park Zoo; the
Animal Hospital; the Chanukah Family Festival; the Spaghetti
Dinner; the Passover Seders; the speech and hearing screening;
the Purim Parades; Teacher Appreciation Day; Israeli In-
dependence Day; 4-year old graduation; end-of-year water/picnic
It's no wonder we have become one happy JCC family. We
have enriched the children's lives throughout the year, ana they,
in turn, have enriched ours.
We have all experienced a wonderful, fulfilling year, and I
thank all the parents for their tremendous support. Our
PreSchool is great for many reasons and the parents are high
on the list! Without their continuous interest, dedication, and
assistance, we could not have had such a successful school year.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you on the Board, plus all the addi-
tional parents who volunteered time and time again!
I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer. Enjoy those
special times with your children and family and watch this space
for Claudia's Corner as I highlight what's in store for the
1988-89 school year.
Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions
about the JCC PreSchool. I am always available to listen to
what's important to you.
We are now accepting applica-
tions for the positions of teacher
and assistant teachers for the
1988-89 school year. Full time and
part time positions available. If in-
terested, please contact Claudia at
962-2863 or 872-4451
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Pre School
Esther Segall President
Cheryl Chernoff Vice Pres. North
Babs Preiser Vice Pres. Main
Linda Berger Secretary
Marcia Sussman Publicity
Lynn Hyman
Janet Ettleman
Nancy Brereton (Blue Room)
Marcia Weber
Joyce Karpay
Harriet Rosenzweig
Sandy Bercu
Cathy Satin
Gail Titen
Dianne Baruch
Gail Baker
Katie Levinson Melanie Acosta
Debbie Gitomer
Eileen Koteles
Camp applications are available for Summer
Camp staff at the J.C.C. Main Branch.
Senior Counselors (entering 1st vear of college and olden
Junior Counselors (entering urn or 1201 grade in
September, 1988)
CIT'S (entenng 9th or 10th grade In September, 1988)
For more information contact:
Sandie ivers,
An (
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June 13-17, 1988
August 15-19,1988
August 22-26. 1988
Early Bird t
May 30th 124
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munity Center
An exciting and instruc-
tional Basketball Camp
for Boys and Girls enter-
ing Kindergarten
through Sixth Grade by
September 1988.
Camp staff includes:
University of Tampa
Spartan Basketball
coaches, Richard
Schmidt and Don Bostic,
along with former
Chamberlain Star, Fred
One week Sessions
Monday Friday 9:00 -
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Friday, May 27, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 7
3919 Moran Road
Tampa. Fla. 33624
Endowment Contributions
Building Fund:
In memory of Barry Heller:
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Rosenkranz
Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Forman
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Kreitzer
In honor of Beth Mock's recovery:
Mr. & Mrs. William Kalish
Lee Tobin
Esther Tobin
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Rosenthal
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Eatroff in honor of Debra Browarsky's
Bat Mitzvah
Dr. & Mrs. Brian Brereton in memory of Jane Goldman
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Eatroff in memory of Norman Eatroff
Camp Scholarship:
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Golub in memory of Mae Korman
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Hirsch in honor of Beth Mock's recovery
Durbin Paper
Aber Family and Adam in honor of V.I.T.A. Program
T.O.P. Stuart & Jerilyn Goldsmith Camp Scholarship
Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Goldsmith in honor of Beth Mock's
Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Goldsmith in memory of Leo Foss
l t JEWISH COMMU/V/ry center\
F L 0
North Branch
3919 Moran Road
Friday. June 17th
9-11 A.M.
For Campers attending the
North Branch Meet the
counselors and see your room.
Main Branch
2808 Horatio St.
Sunday, June 19th
12-2 P.M.
For Campers attending the
Main Branch Meet the
counselors and see Campers'
North Branch and Main Branch
Campers Families, Join Us For a
Family Picnic During Sundays Open
The Early Childhood Committee Will |
Be Selling Back-Packs, Camp Shirts:
and Camp Shorts as a Fundraiser.
Is Sponsoring A Pool Party
At The J.C.C. Main Branch
Sunday, June 5th
12 Noon
Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda & Dessert
Swimming, Board Games, Rummi-
Kube, Mah Jongg, Bridge
R.S.V.P.: J.C.C. 872-4451 By Wednesday
June 1st
$1.00 Admission
Mature Driving
JUNE 7th & 8th
J.C.C. Main Branch
9:30 11:30 Class
11:30 12:30 Lunch (on your own)
1 3 p.m. Class
C.R. Allgood Will Be The Instructor For This Class
Registration $7.00. Make check payable to AARP and
mail by June 1st to:
Mr. C.R. Allgood
2908 San Isidro
Tampa, FL 33629
For more information contact:
C.R. Allgood 254-8591 or J.C.C. 872-4451
On June 13th at the J.C.C.
Main Branch at 12 Noon
Come Meet and Have Lunch
With Rabbi Chana Timoner
This will be Brown Bag, and We Will
Provide Soda, Coffee & Dessert
Rabbi Chana Timoner comes to us from Woodbridge,
Connecticut. Her pulpit is in Wallingford, Conn.
She is married to Julian Tamoner, a Chiropractor, and
has two children, Aviva (who is 16) and Samson (who
is 13).
Please R.S.V.P. to 872-4451

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, May 27, 1988
Business Beat
Posners Honored
Norman N. Wigley, owner,
desiemer and president of
European Kitchen Centre,
has reason to be proud. They
have been awarded member-
ship in the prestigious Na-
tional Kitchen and Bath Assoc.
European Kitchen Centre
has their own installation staff
so you can have "complete one
stop" purchase. They will han-
dle the whole job including
designing, plumbing, elec-
trical, tiling, and building
Their objective is to present
European and American kit-
chens and baths. A visit to the
showroom at 4218-4220 West
Kennedy is a feast for the eyes
with 12 complete displays
featuring in the imported
lines, Rational (West Ger-
many), Creda (England), AEG
(West Germany), Franke
(Switzerland) and in the
American lines Plain 'n Fancy
and Ultra Craft.
Mr. Wigley has been in home
improvements for 20 years and
is a celebrated English
designer. He can help you
realize a kitchen or bath
designed with you in mind.
For an especially unique ex-
perience in dinig out, the new
Victory Cafe at 10330 North
Dale Mabry is the answer.
You can enjoy fine dining
(Cosmpolitan Seafood a
specialty) in a casual at-
mosphere ... the paintings by
owner Jonathon Browne are
eye catching and fun. There's
music too! A jazz ensemble
with dinner on Tuesday and
Wednesday. On Thursday
through Sunday there's a
classical ensemble.
The Victory Cafe has a Sun-
day brunch and gives com-
plimentary Mimosas before 1
p.m. On Monday, Wednesday
and Saturday after 10:30 p.m.
it turns into a night club with
New Music Night. Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday are
dance mix nights.
Premium wines by the bottle
or glass as well as cocktails of
your choice are available.
The prices are reasonable.
L-R Jerry Posner, Minnie Posner and Richard A. Silver.
tificate of Hours and Years of
Service for over 3,000 hours
TOP Elects Officers... Sets Goals
TOP "Ten by Ten" will be
the goal for the Tampa Orlan-
do Pinellas Jewish Foundation
(TOP), according to newly-
elected president Louis E.
Feinberg. "TOP is eight years
old, and has a little over $8
million in assets," said
Feinberg. "As we begin our
ninth year of operation, we
want to set an aggressive but
realistic goal of increasing our
total assets to $10 million by
the end of our tenth year, in
1990. We hope to be much
more vigorous in our
marketing efforts," he said.
Feinberg is a senior vice
president for investments,
estate planning and ad-
ministration with the national
brokerage firm of Dean Witter
Reynolds. At the March 24
TOP Trustees quarterly
meeting, he was elected for a
two-year term ending in June,
1990. Also re-elected as vice
president for investments for
the Foundation is Bill Kalish,
an attorney with the Tampa
firm of Trenam, Simmons,
Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye
and O'Neill, P.A.
Businesswoman Blossom
Leibowitz has been elected as
vice president for
Appeal Set
for December
The Israeli Supreme Court will
hear John Demjanjuk's appeal
next December. The court's
registrar, Judge Shmuel Tzur,
said the appeals board would
consist of a panel of five
Appeal became mandatory
when the death sentence was
pronounced on the Ukrainian-
born Demjanjuk by a three-
judge Jerusalem district court.
Demjanjuk was found guilty of
war crimes and crimes against
the Jewish people.
He was convicted under the
Nazi and Nazi Collaborators
Law of 1950, which carries a
mandatory death penalty.
The court determined that
evidence presented during the
14-month trial proved beyond
a reasonable doubt that Dem-
janjuk was the Treblinka death
camp guard, known as "Ivan
the Terrible" who operated
the gas chambers and brutaliz-
ed Jewish inmates.
Two new trustees have been
appointed to the TOP Board of
Trustees by Tampa Federation
president Doug Cohn: Dr.
Robert Goldstein, who is a
nephrologist (specializing in in-
ternal medicine and diseases of
the kidney); and Marty
Solomon, a CPA and head of
the tax division for the Tampa
office of the Arthur Andersen
and Co. accounting firm. Con-
tinuing on as Tampa trustees
are Erwin Katz who serves as
the local TOP chairman, and
Les Barnett.
Feinberg stated that en-
dowments are a source of
nourishment for the tree of life
for our Jewish community."
He felt that TOP will play an
ever-increasingly important
role in supporting the Jewish
agencies and synagogues that
are so vital to the fabric of
American Jewish life.
TOP is the endowment arm
of the three Jewish Federa-
tions it serves. For further in-
formation, call the TOP office
at (407) 740-73^2.
TAMPA Mr. and Mrs.
Jerome Posner were recently
honored at the James A. Haley
Veterans' Hospital's 16th an-
nual VAVS Volunteer Awards
Ceremony. Jerry serves as the
VAVS Representative for the
Jewish War Veterans and Min-
nie serves in the same capacity
for the Ladies Auxiliary. They
were both presented the Cer-
and over 7 years. Hospital
Director, Richard A. Silver,
who presented the awards,
also took time to recognize
them for their Recognition
Award received from the Ser-
toma Club for their "Service to
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Mr. and Mrs. William Colvin
of Tucker, Georgia announce
the engagement of their
daughter, Mary A. Koontz to
Michael L. Baron, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Baron of
Mary A. Koontz
The bride-elect is a graduate
of the University of Rochester,
and received her J.D. degree
from the University of
Michigan Law School. She is
an attorney with the firm of
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and
Murphy of Atlanta.
The bridegroom-elect is a
graduate of the University of
Rochester and he will be
receiving a D.O. degree from
Southeastern College of
Osteopathic Medicine, North
Miami. He will be doing an in-
ternship at HCA Doctor's
Hospital, Tucker, Georgia.
A June 12, 1988 wedding is
planned at the Doubletree
Hotel, Atlanta, with Rabbi
Fred Raskind officiating.
Hillel School kicked off their
annual Bikeathon this year by
honoring Mr. Paul Gorman.
Mr. Gorman founded and
single handedly created the
Bikeathon six years ago. As
each year passed this event,
enjoyed by friends and families
of Hillel, raised more and more
funds for the School. Mr. Gor-
man's grandchildren have
gone on from Hillel, but his
legacy has continued, to the
delight of all. This year the
Bikeathon has been officially
named the Paul Gorman "Hit
the Road for Hillel" Bikeathon
in gratitude to Paul Gorman
who started a great family
tradition for Hillel.
The Bikeathon is Sunday
June 5, from 8-11 a.m. on
Davis Island and is open to the
community. Young and old en-
joy the three mile route. Hillel
students have targeted the
purchase of more computers
for classrooms with this year's
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Curtain Comes Down
on Demjanjuk
Bar Mitzvah
bitter-sweet season of Yom
Hashoah services and the
celebration of Israel's 40th an-
niversary, John Demjanjuk
was found guilty of war
crimes, crimes against the
Jewish people, crimes against
a persecuted people, and
crimes against humanity.
Born 68 years ago in the
Ukraine, the man who worked
as a mechanic for three
decades in a Ford assembly
plant in Cleveland, the man
known as Ivan the Terrible,
faces death by hanging in
Jerusalem. His fate now will
be determined by Israel's
Supreme Court to which his
lawyer has appealed.
Demjanjuk's defenders in-
cluded a number of Americans
of Baltic and Ukrainian des-
cent. Their basic complaint
was that information supplied
by the Soviets might have been
false, a view shared by Pat
Buchanan, former White
House director of
Buchanan's views of the case
consisted of six points itemized
meticulously in The New York
Times along with this conclu-
sion: that this retired auto
worker and family man from
Cleveland could have been so
cunning a monster 40 years
ago is just not credible.
That was one man's view a
year before three open-minded
and patient judges in
Jerusalem conducted a
15-month trial that-produced a
450-page account of Demjan-
juk's war-time activities.
IT is lamentable that some
Americans of Ukrainian des-
cent blamed Soviet Jews for
plotting to bring Demjanjuk to
trial. But a favorable develop-
ment in Cleveland is that Jews
and many with Ukrainian
forebears appear now to have
settled their differences and
have drawn closer together.
The Demjanjuk drama
reached its climax just a few
months after reluctant United
Nations officials finally unseal-
ed files revealing a roster of
35,000 suspected war
criminals. Here, Nazi hunters
may explore the cases of men
like Ferdinand Durcasky and
William Kopf.
The former, a Slovak
minister, was accused by
Prague of ordering the depor-
tations and killing of Jews.
The second, Kopf, a former
West German state official,
was accused of heading the
German's expropriation pro-
gram in parts of occupied
Poland. They are both dead,
perhaps facing judgment in
the great hereafter and thus
spared the ordeal faced by
Demjanjuk. Like Demjanjuk,
they both had managed to find
haven in the United States.
As time runs out for closing
in on Nazis suspected of war
crimes, echoes of the
Holocaust still reverberate.
Here's a part of the log:
THE West German Office
for Investigation of Nazi
Crimes has sent the names of
3,500 people suspected of
crimes during the Nazi era to
local prosecutors.
Fifty members of the British
Parliament have tried to put
the war crimes issue on the
British government agenda.
In Australia, a government
investigator seeks action on 70
persons for alleged Nazi war
Last year, the Soviet Union
executed Fyodor Fedorenko,
the first suspected Nazi war
criminal deported to Moscow
from the U.S. He had been
found guilty of treason.
Convicted as a Nazi col-
laborator, The Netherlands'
most notorious Nazi war
criminal, Pieter Menten, died
at 88 a few months .ago. He
had served two-thirds of a
10-year prison term and had
been released for good
In February of this year, the
academic world was stunned
to learn that the German
philosopher, Martin Heideg-
ger, had as a member of the
Nazi Party praised Hitler
lavishly, and had denounced
intellectual colleagues for ex-
pressing sympathy for Jews.
Increasingly, activities of
youths toting huge swastika
banners and known as
Skinheads have attracted
bully-boy youths to their white
supremacy, anti-Semitic pro-
gram in the U.S. and on the
SOME who have followed
the case oppose capital punish-
ment and contend now that
Israel would win wide ap-
probation if Jerusalem would
be merciful.
Some see a contrast between
the Demjanjuk case and that of
Adolf Eichmann. Demjanjuk
has staunchly denied that he
and Ivan The Terrible are one
and the same.
By contrast, Eichmann free-
ly acknowledged, indeed
boasted, about his guilt. As he
approached death by hanging
in Jerusalem in May, 1962, he
said he would leap into his
grave proud of his service to
Hitler as murderer. "I was
simply doing what higher
authorities had told me to do,"
he insisted.
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Craig Seth Kurtzman, son of
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Kurtzman,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May
28 at 10 a.m. at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. Rabbi Ken-
neth Berger and Cantor
William Hauben will officiate.
The celebrant is a student in
the Rodeph Sholom Hebrew
School and he is active in
Kadima. Craig is a 7th Grade
Honor Roll student at Col-
eman Junior High School. He
is an avid soccer player.
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Kurtzman
will host the Kiddush following
services in honor of the occa-
sion and a reception Saturday
evening at the Tampa Airport
Marriott Hotel.
Special guest will include:
grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Mel Isaacs and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Kurtzman; aunts and
uncles Helain and Martin
Heller and Sandy and Robert
Wasserman; cousins Laura
and Michael Heller and Adam
and David Wasserman.
Ryan Brett Yudis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Yudis, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday, June 4
at 9:45 a.m. at Congregation
Kol Ami. Rabbi H. David Rose
and Cantor Sam Isaak will
The celebrant is a student in
the Kol Ami Hey Class and he
is an active member of
Kadima. Ryan is a high honor
roll 7th Grade student at Oak
Grove Junior High School. He
was selected to participate in
the Duke Talent Research Pro-
gram and was elected to the
Junior National Honor Society
at Oak Grove. Ryan has also
played soccer for five years
with the Forest Hills Soccer
A Shabbat dinner will be
held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Brian Broverman, also
hosted by Dr. and Mrs.
Richard Levine, and Dr. and
Mrs. Joel Levy.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Yudis
will host a Friday evening
Oneg Shabbat, a Saturday Kid-
dush luncheon following the
services in honor of the occa-
sion, and a reception Saturday
evening at the Tampa Marriott
A Sunday brunch for out of
town and family and friends
will be held at the Tampa Mar-
riott Westshore hosted by Mr.
and Mrs. Brian Broverman,
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Cotzen, Dr.
and Mrs. Richard Levine, Dr.
and Mrs. Joel Levy, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Reiber, and Mrs.
Florence Yudis.
Many out of town family and
friends from San Juan, Puerto
Rico; Philadelphia and Bucks
County, PA; New Jersey;
Atlanta; Dalla; Montreal;
Miami, and Boca Raton will be
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"Hit the Road for Hillel"
Paul Gorman Bikeathon June
5, 8-11 a.m.
All invited. Pledge forms
available at Hillel School
Jews By Choice
Four students will become
"Jews by choice" on May 29 in
the first conversion ceremony
to be conducted at Congrega-
tion Beth Am. Co-officiating at
the ceremony will be Rabbi
Gary Klein of Temple Ahavat
Shalom, Palm Harbor, and
Vikki Silverman, Cantor, Con-
gregation Beth Am.
In order to become "Jews by
choice," Reform Judaism's
terminology for persons con-
verting to Judaism, the four
students have completed a
year-long course of study,
which included weekly
meetings with Mrs. Silverman
and Joseph Kerstein, who in-
itially served as the congrega-
tion's ritual chairman.
New Office
The Housing Committee of
Congregation Beth Am is hap-
py to announce the opening of
the congregation's new office
located at 12440 North Dale
Mabry, Building E, Suite 4.
This is in the office complex
across from the Carrollwood
Post Office at Stall Road. Ac-
cordingly, Congregation Beth
Am has been assigned a new
telephone number, 968-8511.
In addition to Housing
Chairman Richard Stern and
the committee, thanks are ex-
tended to Marsha and Vernon
Sherman for their help in
negotiating arrangements and
supervising necessary
Support Group
Knowing that mourning the
loss of a loved one is not time-
limited and recovery is very
gradual, Tampa Jewish Family
Services is in the process of
forming a Bereavement Sup-
port Group that will begin ear-
ly in June.
This group offers support
through the bereavement
period, and explores topics
such as attitudes and reactions
of those round us, the customs
and practices behind the
Jewish grief process, and an
understanding of death and
dying from a Jewish
Anyone interested in more
information, please call Toby
Krawitz at Tampa Jewish
Family Services at 251-0083.
Deli Buffet
The newly formed B'nai
B'rith Tampa Unit is having a
deli buffet social on Sunday,
June 15, at 6 p.m., at the
American Legion Post No. 5,
3810 West Kennedy Blvd.
(corner of Dale Mabry
Highway). For further infor-
mation please call: Henry
Sterling, 962-4162; Jay
Markowitz, 251-1783; or Fred
Katz, 885-2092.
Please RSVP by June 1.
Men's Club Picnic
The annual Kol Ami Men's
Club picnic has been reschedul-
ed! Plan to join the fun on Sun-
day, June 5 at Philippi Park in
Safety Harbor. Plan to arrive
before 10 a.m. in order to
reserve your spot for all-you-
can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs,
chips and all the trimmings as
well as all-you-can-play out-
door picnic games, all for just
$5/person or $15/family.
USY Installs
New Officers
Congratulations to Kol
Ami's newly-elected USY of-
ficers: President, Naomi
Sobel; VP of Membership and
Programming, Hilary Black;
VP of Religious Activities,
Matt Fink; VP of Fundraising,
Steve Malter; VP of Com-
munications, Randi Perlman;
Recording Secretary, Delia
Simon; Treasurer, Gadi Zohar.
Good luck in your terms of
Sisterhood News
Kol Ami wishes to thank this
year's dedicated Sisterhood
board: President, Doris Field;
VP of Administration, Shelley
Herzog; VP of Programming,
Cheryl Levy; VP of Member-
ship, Barbie Levine and Donna
Wares; VP of Educationi and
Iraeli Affairs, Natalie Rose;
VP of Fundraising, Linda
Zalkin; Recording Secretary,
Janet Cotzen; Corresponding
Secretary, Mary Zohar;
Treasurer, Priscilla Solomon;
and Financial Secretary, Carol
The incoming officers for
1988-89 are as follows: Presi-
dent, Mary Zohar; VP of Ad-
ministration, Shelley Herzog;
VP of Programming, Lynne
Billing and Gail Baker; VP of
Membership, Priscilla
Solomon and Mimi Wolf; VP of
Membership Retention; Donna
Wares; VP of Education, Rana
Levy; VP of Fundraising, Har-
riet Rosenzweig; Recording
Secretary, Donna Gray; Cor-
responding Secretary, Susie
Price; Treasurer, Ora Lourie,
and Financial Secretary, Carol
Waldheim Asks U.S. Aid
The Justice Department is
refusing to help Austrian
President Kurt Waldheim
prepare a libel suit against
World Jewish Congress Presi-
dent Edgar Bronfman.
John Russell, a Justice
Department spokesman,
acknowledged that Waldheim
had asked for assistance in
preparing a slander case
against Bronfman, but said the
department declined because
it would constitute a "conflict
of interest.'
Russell explained that the
In Libel Suit
conflict existed because the
department had been compil-
ing "adverse information"
about Waldheim, and had plac-
ed him on its "watch list" pro-
hibiting entry into the United
The New York Times
reported that Austria's chief
prosecutor is gathering
evidence to sue Bronfman for
accusing Waldheim of being
"part and parcel of the Nazi
killing machine" during World
War II.
Those comments were made
when Bronfman arrived in
Budapest, Hungary for a
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meeting of the World Jewish
Congress' governing board in
May 1987.
A similar statement by
Bronfman appeared in an op-
ed piece in The Times Feb. 14,
in which Bronfman called
Waldheim "a liar and an
unrepentant man who was
part and parcel of the Nazi kill-
ing machine."
Record Bid
18th-century Italian ketubah
(Jewish marriage contract)
sold for a record $47,300 at
Sotheby's Judaica sale here.
It was not only the historic
value and beauty of the
elaborately illuminated doc-
ment, but the hint of a roman-
tic triangle which may have ac-
counted for the bid.
Peter Kaufmann
Peter Benjamin Kaufmann,
son of Dr. Barry and Lili Kauf-
mann, will be confirmed on
Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at
Congregation Beth Am.
The celebrant is a student in
the Gratz Tampa Jewish Com-
munity High School. Peter is
the Ritual chairman of the
Beth Am Youth Group and a
member of SEFTY. He at-
tends 10th Grade at Tampa
Preparatory High School
where he plays varsity tennis
and he plays violin for the
school orchestra. Peter is a
member of the Peforming Arts
Center Youth Symphony and
he will be a CIT at Camp Col-
eman this summer.
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Kauf-
mann will host the Oneg Shab-
bat with Mr. and Mrs. Stuart
Weston following the services
in honor of the occasion at the
Masonic Lodge.
Special guests will include
family and friends.
Todd Weston
Todd Michael Weston, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A.
Weston, will be confirmed on
Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at
Congregation Beth Am.
The celebrant has been a stu-
dent at Gratz Tampa Jewish
Community High School. Todd
is active in Congregation Beth
Am's Youth Group where he is
treasurer. He will be attending
Gaither High School in the Fall
where he will be in the 10th
Grade. Todd plays baseball for
the Northside Little League
and his hobbies include fishing
and sports.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Weston
will host the Oneg Shabbat
with Dr. and Mrs. Barry Kauf-
mann following the services in
honor of the occasion at the
Masonic Lodge.
Special guests will include
grandparents: Mr. and Mrs.
Murray A. Schwartz of Planta-
tion and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Z.
Weston of Lauderhill.
Axen Visits US
Hermann Axen, a Jew who is
the highest-ranking East Ger-
man official ever to visit the
United States, said that
everyone enjoys religious
freedom in his country.
There are 600 Jews and
thousands more of "Jewish
origin" in East Germany, Ax-
en said at a National Press
Club luncheon. Axen, 72, who
chairs the Foreign Policy Com-
mittee of the country's parlia-
ment and is a member of the
political bureau of the ruling
Socialist Unity Party, is in the
United States on an unofficial
It is believed that Axen's
visit could pave the way for an
official visit by East German
leader Erich Honecker. While
in Washington, Axen met with
Secretary of State George
Shultz and Deputy Secretary
of State John Whitehead.
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Friday, May 27
Candlelighting time 7:59 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/Personnel
Sunday, May 29
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.-l
9:30 a.m. Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary General
1:30 p.m. JCC Preschool Jog-a-thon
Monday, May 30
Wednesday, June 1
Jewish Community Food Bank
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
6 p.m. ADL of B'nai B'rith Civil Rights Committee
7:45 p.m. Kol Ami Sisterhood Board meeting
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Board meeting
Thursday, June 2
10:30 a.m. Hadassah/Tampa
Chapter Post Board
7:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/Mission meeting
Friday, Jane 3
Candlelighting time 8:03 p.m.
6 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Conference-Sheraton-
Sand Key
8 p.m. ADL of B'nai B'rith Shabbat at Rodeph Sholom
Saturday, June 4
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Conference Weekend
Sunday, June 5
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.-l
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Weekend
10 a.m. Kol Ami Men's Club Picnic
2 p.m. Hillel School Spring Show
Monday, June 6
7:30 p.m. Hillel School Graduation
Tuesday, June 7
7:30 p.m. ORT/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
8 p.m. Hadassah/Ameet Board and Portfolio Exchange
Wednesday, June 8
Jewish Community Food Bank
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
4:45 p.m. Tampa Jewish Family Services Executive
5:30 p.m. ADL of B'nai B'rith Executive Committee
7 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Board meeting
Gold Meir Center
7:30 p.m. Kol Ami Men's Club Board meeting
Thursday, June 9
7:50 p.m. Kol Ami Board meeting
Friday, June 10
Candlelighting time 8:06 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Retreat and Early Service
Friday, May 27, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
Tampa Religious Directory
Israel At Forty.....
Still Fighting for Survival
IN recent months we have
witnessed an Arab uprising in
Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
What began as riots has now
turned into a war, a war even
more serious than 1967 or
1973. During the "Sue-Day
War" and during the Yom Kip-
pur War we faced tanks and
jet-fighters, machine guns and
grenades. The Israeli Defense
Force (IDF) knows exactly
how to deal with such
weapons. But they do not
know to deal with women and
children. They were not train-
ed to kill civilians, even those
throwing rocks and bottles;
even those who were responsi-
ble for ambushing a bus load of
children in the Galil, even
those who instigated the kill-
ing of a 15-year-old girl in
THE Palestinians have
discovered the soft underbelly
of Israel: We are unable to con-
duct ourselves as barbarians,
even in times of war, even
when our own lives are im-
periled. (And I hope that the
Israelis will forgive me for us-
ing "we", thereby including
myself and all Jews. Because I
too suffer their anguish, I feel
their pain, I bleed with them;
and if they fall, we all fall).
How does the strongest
most highly motivated army in
the Middle East fight women
and children? Far be it for us
to suggest strategies sitting in
the relative safety of America.
But we have learned
something from our own ex-
periences in Southeast Asia
Sidney Kroll, 76. of Tamp, died Saturday,
May 7. A native of New York, he had been a
resident of the Tampa Bay area for seven
years, coming from Da vie. He was a veteran
of World War II and a member of Disabled
American Veterans. He is survived by his
wife, Rose; a daughter Sandra Emanuel of
Tampa; two grandchildren; and two great-
Jacqueline S. Hochberg. 52, died Tuesday,
May 10. A native of Hamilton. Ohio she had
resided in Tampa since 1967. Mrs. Hochberg
was a member of Congregation Schaarai
Zedek and Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood and
she was an artist. She is survived by her
and in Central America. In
order to win a war you need to
play by the rules of the par-
ticular war, and in the Middle
East the rules of war dictate
that children be sent to the
front line, and that stones be
used as weapons. How many
children have died in the war
between Iraq and Iran? How
many people are executed by
stoning in the Arab world?
ARAB civilians, women and
children included, may not be
dressed in uniform, but when
they hold a molotov cocktail or
a rock in their hands they are
as dangerous and threatening
as any soldier and they should
be treated as such.
Should a Jew be afraid to
walk in the streets of Israel?
After 2,000 years of cringing
before every uplifted fist do we
not deserve the right to live
peacefully and securely in at
least one country in the world?
We welcome the Arabs in
Israel to live in peace with us;
to join us in the building of the
land. Together we can turn the
entire area into a "garden of
prosperity." But if Israel does
not meet with their approval,
if the sight of a Jewish
neighbor is too disturbing, if
their standard of living is still
not high enough, then they are
free to live in one of the
twenty-two other Arab states.
AND if an Arab raises his
stone-filled fist to crush a
Jewish skull then he sends us a
clear, life-threatening
message, a message as deadly
as any bullet. If we wish to de-
fend ourselves then the
response must be quick and
without hesitation; and it must
come from the barrel of a gun.
To deal with the situation in
any other way is to put
ourselves in a defenseless
situation, one that only en-
courages the terrorizing
Palestinians to become bolder,
more audacious, and more
dangerous with each passing
THE Palestinian Arabs can
take up the plough or the
molotov cocktail, the briefcase
or the rock. The choice is
theirs; but they must take full
responsibility for their actions.
We invite the Arabs to live
anywhere in Israel in peace. In
the Galil, in Jerusalem, in
Yehuda, in Shomrom; in an
Israel whose borders have
been clearly defined by the Bi-
ble, by history and even by the
League of Nations; not by
wars and occupation. Those
borders certainly include
Hebron and Shechem, Judea
and Samaria. If this historical
fact is unacceptable, then Arab
Palestinians are free to join
their Palestinian brothers in
Jordan, a state artificially
created especially for them by
the British in 1924 out of land
originally promised as part of
the "Jewish Homeland". We
have already given up enough
land to the Arab Palestinians
without any peace in return.
AND if there are American
Jews who feel uncomfortable
with the idea of Israelis defen-
ding their country and their
lives, then I suggest they keep
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3418 Handy Road No. 103 Rabbi Yossi Dubrowski 960-1490 Services: Friday
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION BETH AM (formerly North Tampa Reform Jewi.h
12440 N. Dale Mabry, Building E, Suite 4 9684511 Congregants officiating.
Vikki Silverman, Cantor. Services at 8 p.m., first and third Fridays of each month,
Masonic Community Lodge, 402 W. Waters Ave. (at Ola).
3919 Moran Road 962-6338 Rabbi H. David Rose, Cantor Sam Isaak Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 am.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, hazzan William
Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 am. Daily: Minyan, 7:15.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz. Services: Friday, 8
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday, 8 p.m.;
Saturday. 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan, 7:30 am., 5:45 p.m.
3201 S. Dale Mabry, Suite 101 254-2907, 839-5980 President Alfred
Wasaerberger Services: Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday night
classes 8 p.m.
13156-A North Dale Mabry. Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski, Executive Director. 963-2317.
5202 Seneca Ave. Rabbi Dovid Mockin, Program Coordinator. 980-0942. Friday
night Services one half hour after sunset. Tuesday night classes at 8 p.m.
U.S.F.-CTR 2382 Tampa 33620 972-4433. Services and Oneg Shabbat Friday
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Rare Hebraica Recovered
ROME (JTA) A precious 15th-century Hebrew book, stolen
from the national library in Florence and worth over $1 million,
has been recovered in the United States. According to Interpol,
the thief was identified as 61-year-old Israeli Yitzhak Schwarz,
who posed as a rabbi. Israeli police helped in pinpointing his
identity and in tracing the book, which apparently went through
the hands of a London antiquarian.
Florence officials have issued an arrest warrant for Schwarz
on charges of aggravated theft and illegal export of a work of art
"The Salterium Davidis," printed in Brescia in 1493.
husband, Bernard; four sons, Michael and
Eric, both of Providence, R.I.. James ol
Tampa and David of Washington DC.; a
brother, Donald Sturton of Danville, Calif,
and an aunt, Betty Knaub of Clearwater
Contributions may be made to the Spnng of
Tampa Bay, St. Joseph's Hospital Develop-
ment Council or a charity of your choice.
Michael David Mitchell. 85, of Tampa, died
Friday, May 6. A native of New York, he
had been a resident of the Tampa Bay area
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Nightline... Israel
Ted Koppel's five-night
series from Israel was a
unique example of television
coverage of the Middle East. It
addressed many of the
criticisms that have been level-
ed against the media. It
treated the subject seriously
and at length. It recognized
that history is not an abstrac-
tion but a living reality and
must be understood if today's
conflict is to be understood. It
gave participants a chance to
voice their opinions to the
camera and to each other.
And yet, a supporter of
Israel watching these
shows in their totality had to
walk away with a queasy feel-
ing, a sense that something
was wrong. Now maybe it was
simply a product of one's sub-
jective feelings and a difficulty
in accepting disturbing
On reflection, however,
there was something
wrong. It was not simply the
fact that in the third segment,
certain outrageous Palestinian
portrayals of the conflict's
history were allowed to go un-
challenged. The problem lay in
the fundamental premise of
the shows, out of which almost
inevitably a picture emerged
which was less than fair to
The premise that guided
"Nightline" was that the Mid-
dle East saga is a story of con-
flict between Israel and the
Palestinians. Thus the debate
of three hours brought for-
ward three Palestinians and
four Israelis; the history of the
conflict was history as seen
from the Israeli and Palesti-
nian perspectives.
The real story of the con-
flict, however, is one bet-
ween the Arabs and Israel.
And what a different look it
has to it from that perspective.
It is the story of 21 Arab states
engaged in a 40-year struggle
against this one non-Arab,
democratic state in the region.
It is the story not only of
military warfare from the
outset, but economic warfare
through the continuing
boycott of Israel. It is the story
of a powerful oil weapon being
used to try to isolate Israel on
the world scene. It is the story
of Arab countries Jordan,
Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia,
Iraq deliberately not resettl-
It is the story of a
powerful oil weapon
being used to try to
isolate Israel on the
world scene.
ing Palestinian refugees
because they saw the refugees
in their deprived status as an
opportunity for them to con-
tinue the war against Israel. It
is a story of the lives of Jews
living in Arab countries for
hundreds and even thousands
of years being made so in-
tolerable that they were forced
to flee in numbers equalling
the Arab refugees from
What "Nightline" has
done by esentially view-
ing the conflict as one between
Israelis and Palestinians is to
give the Arab side a major vic-
tory. This has been the goal of
the Arab world for 20 years,
seeking to create the image
that the underdog is the
Palestinians facing a strong
Israel, rather than the array of
Arab force, money, land and
influence against Israel.
None of which is to deny the
fact that the Palestinian issue
is a critical element in the
equation; nor is it to deny the
fact that Palestinians have ex-
perienced deprivation. But the
Palestinian problem, and all
others, in the conflict long ago
could have been resolved had
not the real problem been
something much larger.
Similarly, when the larger
Arab world, including the
Palestinians, is ready to end
the war against Israel and
negotiate directly without
preconditions, then the
Palestinian issue is subject to
resolution as well.
Ultimately, the kind of ap-
proach embodied in the
"Nightline" series unwittingly
fosters the PLO in its dual ef-
fort to block a solution and
project Israel to the world in
the worst possible light. By
reducing the responsibility of
the Arab states, it gives
license to those states to con-
tinue its war by any means
against Israel and it gives
license to the PLO cause.
Despite the show's good in-
tentions and generally
fair execution, this fundamen-
tal flaw turned it into a
counterproductive exercise. I
believe that the messages that
the Arab world will draw from
it will be all the wrong ones.
Arab leaders will conclude that
this helps them continue their
war against and rejection of
Israel with impunity. Because
of the images projected to the
American people, the onus was
placed elsewhere. And the
PLO will take heart that the
images projected to the
American people (no matter
the efforts at balance, they
ended up being images of
Palestinian suffering) will
foster its longstanding twin
goals of blocking any solution
to the problem and weakening
Israel in the eyes of the inter-
national community.
In many ways, this
"Nightline" series was
television at its best. Drama
and immediacy, but also depth,
and time, and perspective. But
the failure to ask the right
question at the outset, indeed
the failure to consider the
many layers that make up the
Arab world's hostility to a
Jewish state in its midst, led to
an unsatisfying product.
Mr. Foxman is national director of
the Anti-Defamation League; Mr.
Jacobaon is associate director ofADL 's
International Affairs Division.
Still Fighting Continued from Page 11
their discomfort off the front
pages of our newspapers. Now
is a time for all Jews to rally
behind the State of Israel, to
offer our moral and financial
support, to realize that Israel
is fighting a war, and to
understand that a secure
Israel must be maintained at
all costs. By their own admis-
sion, the Palestinian Arabs
would not even be satisfied
with Judea and Samaria; they
insist on Jerusalem, Haifa and
Tel-Aviv. They look forward to
the day when the Israelis are
eliminated entirely from the
Middle East allowing the area
to sink back into its levantine
stupor. If some American
Jews cannot or will not unders-
tand this, then at least be quiet
instead of being foolish.
TWO thousand years ago,
during the lengthy Roman oc-
cupation of Israel, Rabbi Akiva
and Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zak-
kai could not agree on a plan of
The hawks counseled revolt;
the doves counseled accom-
modation. When the political
opportunities arose, Ben-
Zakkai hesitated to ask for an
independent Israel; instead he
saved the university at Yavne
and its Torah scholars. To his
dying day, he was haunted by
Akiva's reprimand and fearful
that he had not done enough to
save the State. If the great
rabbi was fearful, should we
not also be fearful? Should we
not carefully weigh our words
and our actions, for one day
each and every one of us will
be held responsible.
Barry J. Konovitch is rabbi
of the Cuban Hebrew Congrega-
tion of Miami, Temple Beth
Shmuel. He wrote this article
for The Floridian.
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