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Of South Broward
ne 15 Number 16
Hollywood, Florida Friday, August 2, 1985
' Fmd
Price 35 Cents
ftional Guard's 13th Army Band recently
formed at the Summer Family Pops Con-
Series in TY Park. More than 400 peo-
ple weathered cloudy skies to hear the army
band play. See additional photographs,
page. 3.
Hundreds March
Rabbis Relent on
Ritual Immersion
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel's two chief rabbis -
just one week after saying they would not yield an inch in
their demands reversed their position on whether Ethio-
pian Jews need to submit to a symbolic conversion ritual in
order to be recognized as full-fledged Jews.
The chief rabbis relented on the issue amidst a strong
public outcry from the Ethiopian Jews, many of whom mar-
ched en masse a week earlier to Ben Gurion International
Airport. The Ethiopian Jews chose Ben Gurion airport
because most of them arrived there a few months ago in a
secret airlift called Operation Moses. The Ethiopian Jews
more than 10,000 of whom arrived in the airlift said
Continued on Page 8-
nior Center, Housing Project Approved
le Senior Services Com-
b, under the chairman-
lof Esther Gordon, gave
limous approval to the
png final design plans
he 202 Federal Housing
ect and the Joseph
erhoff Senior Citizen
rtty Center. Both pro-
located on a 5-acre
in the 3100 block of
: Street, are expected to
ik ground in late
ember and be ready for
toancy in March of '87.
plecting on the Commit-
many years of hard
, Esther Gordon com-
Ited, "We've finally hit
Idirt and we're off and
ling with a project that
nises to fulfill our objec-
tive of meeting the needs of
the elderly in our communi-
ty. This is an important step
on the long road which will
ultimately bring us closer to
building the much needed
Jewish Home and Hospital
for the Aged."
The entire project has
been a team effort. The
Senior Services Committee
praised the special efforts of
United States Represen-
tative Larry Smith who
diligently pursued the $6.5
million Federal grant.
State Representative
Fred Lippman and State
Senator Kenneth Jenne are
owed thanks for their
tireless work to obtain a
$480,000 State Allocation to
help fund the Joseph
Meyerhoff Senior Citizen
Activity Center. The entire
community's gratitude goes
as well to Ellie and Herb
Katz, who in memory of
Ellie's father, Joseph
Meyerhoff, have con-
tributed a cooperative
The $6.5 million housing
project for the elderly and
disabled will consist of a
five-story building contain-
ing 124 apartment units ad-
jacent to the Joseph
Meyerhoff Senior Citizen
Activity Center. These pro-
jects will provide more com-
prehensive services than
those presently being ad-
ministered at the Southeast
Focal Point Senior Center.
The Senior Services Com-
mittee played an important
role in combining the hous-
ing project with the senior
After analyzing the 202
Housing plans the commit-
tee realized that the com-
munal space within that pro-
ject would be totally inade-
quate, and would not meet
the needs of the residents of
the housing project.
It was also realized that
more space for the
Southeast Focal Point
Senior Center was needed.
The existing space had been
Continued on Page 10
Esther Gordon
C Task Force Mobilizes Local Businesses
P<* Newman
Ronald Rothschild
Editor for the
Jewish Federation of
South Broward
The JCC is going
The JCC Corporate Task
Force is bringing the
business community into the
fundraising campaign for
the David Posnack Jewish
Community Center.
"The task force is a group
of businessmen in the com-
munity who are reaching
out to other businesses to
make them a part of the
JCC building drive," said
Joyce Newman, co-
chairperson of the JCC Cor-
porate Task Force.
"This is a totally untapped
area. It's never been at-
tempted before to our
knowledge in any com-
munity," she added.
Mrs. Newman said she
feels the business communi-
ty is an area that needs to be
explored and should not be
omitted from a total com-
munity effort.
"We want to involve the
entire community because
we see the Jewish Com-
munity Center as the focal
point not only for our
Jewish community but
also for the future growth of
South Broward in general,"
Mrs. Newman stated.
She said there is no ques-
tion that the future of South
Broward is tied to the
western area. "The location
of our JCC is going to be in
the best interests of these
business people to par-
ticipate in the JCC cam-
paign. We hope they will
understand that in the long
run it's going to show up in
their bottom-line.
"While we are appealing
to their hearts, we also are
appealing to their pocket-
books," she added.
A JCC recognition pro-
gram is being developed so
that the corporate par-
ticipants will be
acknowledged by the
There already are approx-
imately 50 businessmen and
Continued on Page 15

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, Aiigust 2, 1985
American-Israeli Honeymoon May Be Over
WASHINGTON For slightly
more than two years, the U.S. and
Israel have enjoyed a honeymoon
of sorts. Their relationship has
been blessed by an extraordinary
close intimacy.
The outward signs of this ex-
cellent state of relations included
the dramatic enhancement of
U.S.-Israeli strategic cooperation;
the signing of an agreement
establishing a free trade area bet-
ween the two countries; record
levels of U.S. economic and
military grant aid for Israel; a lack
of any major fights on outstanding
diplomatic issues at the United
Nations and elsewhere; the delay
in major new U.S. arms sales to
the Arabs; Israel's agreeing to the
establishment of U.S. radio
transmitters in Israel for use by
the Voice of America, Radio Free
Europe and Radio Liberty; the
U.S. invitation to Israel to par-
ticipate in the Strategic Defense
Initiative, commonly known as
Star Wars; and many other
There were several reasons for
this improved relationship, which
officials in both Washington and
Jerusalem have repeatedly in-
sisted was now better than ever
The April 1983 signing of the
Israeli-Lebanese security agree-
ment effectively removed
Lebanon as a sore point between
the two countries. Secretary of
State George Shultz, who was per-
sonally instrumental in arranging
that deal, quickly become irritated
with the Arabs when it crumbled
in the face of Syrian pressure.
The bombing of the U.S. marine
headquarters in Beirut angered
the Americans even further.
Earlier, Shultz had been disap-
pointed by Jordan's refusal to im-
mediately get aboard President
Ronald Reagan's Sept. i, 1982
Arab-Israeli peace initiative.
There was widespread resent-
ment in Washington around the
same time about Saudi Arabia's
refusal to play a more cooperative
role in promoting direct Arab-
Israeli peace talks.
Shultz, who has emerged as a
very strong supporter of Israel
since succeeding Alexander Haig
in June 1982, made no secret of
his irritation with the Egyptians
either. He had expected Egypt to
return its ambassador to Israel
shortly following the signing of
the ill-fated Israeli-Lebanese
security agreement. He thought
he had such a personal commit-
ment from President Hosni
Mubarak. But the envoy is still
missing from Tel Aviv.
Domestic American politics
most certainly played a role in im-
proving U.S.-Israeli relations.
There was, after all, a presidential
election in November 1984.
Historically, American govern-
mental attitudes are more
favorably inclined toward Israel
before rather than after an
Israeli politics also played a role,
especially since Shimon Peres
became Prime Minister. He is
Washington's preferred Israeli
leader; there is no real love for the
Likud. Why weaken Peres and his
Labor colleagues? Shultz and
other U.S. officials have wanted
to strengthen them in advance of
any new elections in Israel.
The fact that there were no
serious peace negotiations under-
way removed a potentially ir-
ritating element in the bilateral
relationship. U.S. and Israeli of-
ficials, during these past two
years, did not have to face up to
the fact that there is still a major
difference of opinion between
Washington and Jerusalem on
such issues as a final territorial
settlement involving Israeli
withdrawals from the West Bank
and Gaza Strip. Those differences
could be skirted under the rug for
the time being.
But now, U.S. and Israeli of-
ficials in Washington agree, there
is indeed a greater prospect for
some strains to surface in the rela-
tionship. It is by no means in-
evitable, but certainly very
For one thing, there are serious
U.S. hopes for getting the peace
process off the ground in the com-
ing months. That, almost certain-
ly, will create some tensions bet-
ween- the two countries.
Secondly, the Administration is
seen as still very determined later
this year to push forward with a
new advanced arms sale to Jordan
and Saudi Arabia. That will
automatically spill over to create
problems between the U.S. and
Already, there are some public
spats involving the peace process.
Israel is very nervous about the
U.S. effort to open preliminary
discussions with a joint Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation in the com-
ing weeks, assuming that a list of
acceptable Palestinians can be
Israel, moreover, is also uneasy
with Washington's willingness to
find some sort of international
cover for future Arab-Israeli
negotiations, as demanded by Jor-
dan's King Hussein during his re-
cent visit to Washington.
No serious observer in the U.S.
capital believes that the honey-
moon of the past two years is go-
ing to be replaced by an all-out
confrontation. The two countries
will manage to avoid a real colli-
sion course. There are simply too
many built-in factors in the rela-
tionship which will almost
automatically preclude such a
But there is still, at the same
time, enough leeway for some
serious deterioration to develop.
Much', of 'course, wffl" depend on '
the attitude of thfc more moderate
Arab states, especially Jordan. If
King Hussein can get his act
together by demonstrating a
readiness to sit down across the
negotiating table with Israel
with or without the blessing of the
PLO the stage will be set for
some problems in American-
Israeli ties.
For the time being, Israeli
diplomats, American Jewish
leaders and others are not inclined
to see Reagan'3 colon cancer as
resulting in any major change in
the overall U.S. strategy of deal-
ing with the Middle East. For all
practical concerns, Reagan had
delegated much of the policy con-
siderations to Shultz long before
his operation at the Bethesda
naval medical center.
White House Chief of Staff
Donald Regan has assumed a
more important role in the day-to-
day running of the Administra-
tion, but he is not all that familiar
with the nuances of Arab-Israeli
diplomacy. Shultz, backed by Na-
tional Security Adviser Robert
McFarlane, is still the key player
in Washington as far as this issue
is concerned.
Shultz is healthy and prepared
to do whatever is possible to see
some progress in the peace pro-
cess before the end of this year.
Until now, Shultz was unwilling
to overly upset officials in
Jerusalem, especially if the Arabs
were not even serious in opening
direct talks with Israel. Why em-
bark on a public rift with Israel for
no real reason? But if the Arabs
are sincere, Shultz will be willing
to take some bolder U.S. action in
trying to advance the process.
According to his aides, he still
has a bitter taste in his mouth
from the Lebanese experience.
Shultz will want to see real
evidence of an Arab change of
heart before once again putting
U.S. prestige and influence on the
The Secretary, until now, has
also been anxious to give the na-
tional unity government in
Jerusalem an unhindered oppor-
tunity to face up to Israel's
economic crisis without overly
worrying about the future of the
West Bank and Gaza an issue
which could easily topple the coali-
tion. Why create such a crisis if
real negotiations are only moot?
But there is today a widespread
sense in the State Department,
shared by Shultz, that Jordan,
backed by Egyptian President
Mubarak, is very serious about
peace. King Hussein is seen as be-
ing in a relatively stronger posi-
tion vis-a-vis the PLO than before
the war in Lebanon in 1982 and
the PLO's subsequent expulsion
from that country. He thus can do
things today which he could not do
before, according to U.S. officials.
But time, they insist, is running
out. The U.S. must take the lead
now to get the ball rolling before it
is too late. Israel, despite its
economic headaches and other
domestic problems, must also be
prepared to bite the bullet.
Hussein, according to U.S. of-
ficials, is still not prepared to act
independently. He needs PLO
support in order to push ahead.
The fact that PLO Chairman
Yasir Arafat is cooperating with
Hussein in submitting Palestinian
names for a joint Jordanian-
Palestinian negotiating delegation
is encouraging to the Americans.
The PLO might not be listed
among Washington's most
favorite groups. But U.S. Middle
East specialists appear convinced
that Hussein very much needs the
support of the PLO to make
enough concessions on the West
Bank which might even remotely
satisfy a Labor-led coalition
government in Jerusalem.
"The PLO can indeed make con-
cessions which Hussein cannot,"
one U.S. official said. That's why
the Americans were not all that
upset by the highly visible PLO
role in putting forward Palesti-
nian candidates to the joint
Israel can still count on the
strong backing of its politically-
active supporters in the United
States, especially in Congress, if
its relationship with the Reagan
Administration should overly
stumble in the weeks ahead. The
Jewish community has been gear-
ing up for many months in opposi-
tion to any advanced weapon sale
to Jordan, for example.
But Reagan, re-elected once
already, is prevented by the Con-
stitution from seeking yet a third
term in office. He does not really
have to worry all that much about
overly upsetting Jewish and other
pro-Israeli voters.
Vice President George Bush, on
the other hand, does have that
problem. He is widely assumed as
anxious to run in 1988 for the
presidency. There already
some serious misgivings in |1
Jewish community about Bush',
deep-down attitude toward thel
Arab-Israeli conflict, despite
his public reassurances. His comt
ments during the TWA host*-.!
crisis regarding Israel's continued!
detention of the Lebanese Shiitel
prisoners did not exactly endearl
him among Israel's supporters.
But Bush, right now, is still
distant number two man jl
Washington. Reagan may be in
the hospital. But the president, by
all accounts, remains very muchl
alert and on top of the most im-|
portant decisions.
According to White House andl
State Department insiders, thel
president wants to see some reall
progress in the peace procesl
before the end of this year. H
would like to see the actu_
framework for direct negotiation
achieved and the talks get under
way. That has been his directivel
to his Cabinet. And that coul
spell an end, for the time being, t
the two-year U.S.-Israeli
Israeli officials recognize this a
a fundamental fact of life,
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Friday, August 2, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 3
AND THE BEAT GOES ON The drum- first Summer Family Pops Concert at TY
mer of the Florida National Guard's 13th Park.
Army Band jrets into the rhythm during the
Family Concert Vibrates
BOOKENDS One couple found a comfor-
table way of enjoying the first Summer
Family Pops Concert which was held last
month. More than 400 people attended the
concert at TY Park.
*dent enjoyed the Florida National
yard's 13th Army Band in the first Sum-
r Family Pop* Concert this year. The
concert series is co-sponsored by the Com-
munity Concerns Council of South Broward
and the Sun-Tattler.
Women's Division
Conference Set for
Fort Lauderdale
Women's Divisions from
throughout Florida will meet
Sept. 11-12 at the 1985 regional
conference entitled "Task Force
For the Future."
The conference is for women
who hold leadership positions in
their local Women's Divisions.
They will spend two days in
workshops, plenaries and discus-
sion group in preparation for the
1986 UJA-Federation Campaign.
Debra Lipstadt, who serves as
an assistant professor of Jewish
Studies at the University of
California, Los Angeles, will be
the scholar-in-residence. Ms.
Lipstadt will address the main
theme of the conference Task
Force for the Future.
Judith Levy, National Women's
Division Chairperson, will present
"The Case for 1986."
Conference participants will be
able to choose from various
workshops, including sessions on
speaker training:, new gifts and
management skills.
South Broward's Esther Gor-
don, a national UJA Women's
Division Board member, and Delia
Rosenberg, a former vice presi-
dent of campaign for the JFSB
Women's Division are co-chairing
the conference.
Mrs. Gordon is a past president
of the JFSB Women's Division.
Both Mrs. Gordon and Mrs.
Rosenberg are members of the
JFSB Board of Directors. Both
also are members of the UJA
Regional Women's Division
South Broward Women's Divi-
sion members also serving on the
conference committee are Meral
Ehrenstein, Nola Goldberg, Ellie
Kate, Joyce Newman and Dodie
The conference is designed to
prepare the participants to return
to their communities with the
tools and skills necessary to
enhance the 1986 UJA-Federation
Women Artists Topic
For Network Session
"Great Women Artists Through
History" will be the featured topic
at the Aug. 14 meeting of the
South Broward Business and Pro-
fessional Women's Network.
Local artist Kyra, who holds a
position on the art faculty at
Broward Community College,
South Campus, will be the guest
speaker. Kyra also is the chairper-
son of BCC's Humanities
Kyra, who has developed a uni-
que artistic style utilizing a varie-
ty of media including painting,
drawing, video as well as en-
vironmental installations was
born in China. She has been in-
volved in many art exhibitions
since she moved to Florida in
1975. In 1978, Kyra received the
Outstanding Artist of the
Southeast from the American Art-
Southeast Magazine.
She is the author of American
Women Artists, and has been
featured in Women Artist News,
The Florida Arts Gazette and
New Directions for Women.
Kyra's work has been featured
in Womanart Galleries and Lin-
coln Center in New York as well
as in various art galleries and
universities in South Florida.
Kyra is a member of the
Women's Caucus for Art and the
Coalition of Women's Art
All business and professional
women are invited to attend the
monthly meetings. For reserva-
tions and more information please
call the Federation at 921-8810.
Concert Series Continues
There is a community group
that is doing something positive
about improving Hollywood's im-
age. That group is the Family
Concerts Committee, an
outgrowth of the Community Con-
cerns Council of South Broward.
The Family Concerts Commit-
tee is composed of civic leaders
who have been responsible for
creating a summer family pops
concert series that serves to
rekindle community pride by pro-
viding the opportunity for area
families to enjoy an evening of
quality entertainment in TY Park.
These active community leaders
have teamed up with the manage-
ment of the South Broward Park
District. Together, they have
created a series of concerts that
will expand cultural recreational
opportunities for Hollywood
The concert series is underwrit-
ten in large measure by local
Broward County businesses and
corporations who are interested in
promoting events that would
facilitate community identity and
enhance civic pride. Co-sponsors
also include:
The Sun-Tattler, Advest Inc.,
Engineered Screened Prints and
Dynamite Graphics, Herzfeld and
Stem Inc., Hollywood, Inc. as well
as the South Broward Parks
The remaining concerts are "A
Pops Night of Jazz" and "A Pops
Night of Light Classics."
On Aug. 11, Dan Salmasian's
Jazz Band will perform.
The final concert will feature
the South Florida Symphony Or-
chestra on Sept. 29.
All concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at Ty Park, 330 Sheridan St.
in Hollywood.
The Prague-Budapest-Israel
and Young Leadership missions
have several last minute openings
due to cancellations.
The Prague-Budapest mission
departs Sept. 29.
The Young Leadership mission
to Israel departs on Oct. 6. All
first-time mission participants
between the ages of 25 and 45 are
eligible for this exciting trip.
For more information on
Prague-Budapest or Young
Leadership Jewish Federation of South
Broward at 921-8810.


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Volume 15
Press Digest
Hostage Crisis
Peace Process
The hostage crisis of last month overshadowed and slowed down
what was building up as an accelerating "peace process" campaign,
starring King Hussein of Jordan (who would still like an arms sale con-
cluded in addition to $250 million in aid from the U.S.)
Undoubtedly, both partners in the Israel government coalition agree
that an opportunity to talk with Hussein should not be missed; the
disagreement is on what role "the Palestinians" should play. This
means, any way one looks at it, under what formula will Yasser Arafat
(of late, once more, a buddy of the King) and his PLO will come into the
There is every reason to believe that the PLO, even more than Jor-
dan, is more interested in getting de facto recognition from the U.S.
than in making some compromises with Israel.
* -4^erstandfc&ly<-'h<*w thVmost tempting bait it) fnmu^tke.noses- and U.S. officials (and the State Department more than anyone)'in
The Jewish Week of New York points out, rightly, that a "formula"
suggesting the "Palestinians" to be included consist of members of the
Palestine National Council is nothing but a red herring. The argument
that the PLN is not the same as the Palestine Liberation Organization is
totally fallacious, and is a feeble and transparent attempt to get around
Israel's insistence that it will not talk with the PLO. The PLN is
dominated by Yasser Arafat's factions within the PLO, with other PLO
factions constituting the rest of the 425-member council.
Can the experts be wrong? Following the Hostage crisis, most
analysts either warned of deterioration or said it already occurred in
relations between the U.S. and Israel. They also reported a loss in
public support here for Israel.
Yet the Washington Jewish Week, on July 11, reported that both
State Department officials and those in the Israeli Embassy asserted
that "strange as it might sound" relations were even better than before.
ftke hostage crises)., '.,,..-.
"-tOne of the possible explanations offered for this: the polls taken dur-
ing the crisis reflected merely a temporary attitude or reaction, which
then shifts back to the previous position.
The latest economic measures instituted in Israel are too complicated
to explain here (though you may have seen some valiant efforts to do so
in the JTA release by Gil Sedan or Hugh Orgel). Even the Israeli dailies,
in the past two weeks or so, have been devoting some 80 percent of
their space to explaining them to their Israeli reading public and yet
many Israelis say they cannot understand them .. (Which might ex-
plain why the Histadrut gets such a good response when it calls for a
general strike, while at the same time the polls show as many as 52 per-
cent support the government measures ...)
However, a couple of vignettes, in the modem style of the Chelm
stories, certainly are in order:
First, Israel definitely discriminates against its Jewish citizens in
many ways and the latest instance is in the $300 travel "ransom"
charge. Any Israeli Arab who wishes to avoid paying this charge simply
travels to Jordan, and takes his flight to Europe or the U.S. from there
... For some reason, travel to Jordan is not considered by Israel as go-
ing abroad?!
Second, reports Ma'ariv, while thousands in Israel were gritting their
teeth and cursing as electric power supply was more off than on, and
traffic lights were not operational, elevators were stuck and meat was
.spoiling in the refrigerators while all this was occurring due to "job
action" by the workers of the Israel Electric Corporation (government-
owned), dozens of IEC employees (responsible for shift operation) were
sunning themselves at a dominoes game in a fancy hotel on the beach in
Netanya, aa part of what is called, under the benefit package, profes-
sional in-training. Some 200 such employees were scheduled to take
part in these "in-training courses" recently in two fancy hotels (at com-
pany expense, of course), on a program which includes three hours of
lectures per day ...
Tke digest includes excerpts compiled from Jewish American and
Israeli press services and occasional editorial comments by Marty
Erann, director of communications, South County Jewish Federation -
Editor's Note.
(This is the first of a four-part
series written by Rabbi Irving
Greenberg. The rest of the series
will appear in succeeding issues of
the Jewish Floridian Editor's
President of the National
Jewish Resource Center
"Will there be one Jewish peo-
ple by the year 2000?"
Until recently, this question
would have been dismissed as
mischievous. The normal, ongoing
social dynamics of the Jewish
community worked to keep us one
people. From time to time,
special, divisive actions by
militants from different groups
threatened to disrupt the unity.
But "We Are One" appeared to
most Jews to be as eternal and
solid a truth as the ageless hills.
There has been a decisive
challenge to this truth in the past
20 years. The pattern of current
demographic change and negative
social interaction is leading to
grim consequences, if sociological
forces are left to operate uncheck-
ed, the result will be predictable.
Within decades, the Jewish people
will split apart into two, mutually
divided, hostile groups who are
unable or unwilling to marry each
It will take determined, con-
tinuous action to reverse the com-
bination of demographic trends,
particularly in the areas of conver-
sion, patrilineal descent and
mamzerim (halachically il-
legitimate children), that is
creating this disaster for Jewish
CONVERTS: Everybody com-
plains about intermarriage, but
the other side of the open society
is that a large number of people
choose to join the Jewish com-
munity. In the United States,
there has been a surge of con-
verts, accelerating over the past
few years. A recent Wall Street
Journal survey suggested that
10,000 convert to Judaism annual-
ly. If the rate of conversion re-
mains constant, there will be an
additional 150,000 converts by the
year 2000. Add them to the
already-existing number in
American Jewry which can be
estimated at 150,000-250,000 -
and there will be 300,000-400,000
converts living in our community.
Of them, 90 percent or more will
be Reform, which is to say that
they will not have undergone a
conversion ritual which satisfies
the requirements of Orthodox
Jews or of the Conservative
The recent decision of the Reform
rabbinate to recognize the
children born of a Jewish father
and a non-Jewish mother as Jews
without conversion is
creating another class of Jews
who are not accepted as such by
the rest of the community. There
are an estimated 500,000 children
of marriages between a Jew and a
non-Jew in American Jewry. In
one-third of those marriages, the
partner converted. Let us assume,
then, that one-third of the 500,000
children will be recognized as
Jewish. (This is actually too op-
timistic. Unfortunately, many of
those conversions are not accep-
table to the Orthodox and Conser-
vative movements, and those
children also will be deemed not
Of the two-thirds of the inter-
marriages in which one of the
partners does not convert, an
estimated two-thirds are between
a Jewish father and a non-Jewish
mother. Applying that ratio to the
335,000 children left in the pool,
we can estimate 220,000 children
of partrilineal descent. In the
absence of conversion, they will be
considered Jewish by the Reform
movement, but not by the more
traditional Jews. Their numbers
will undoubtedly increase in the
next fifteen years.
MAMZERIM: More than 100
years ago, the Reform rabbinate
decided to accept civil divorce as a
legal end to a Jewish marriage.
For almost a century, that deci-
sion had no serious consequences,
mainly because the Jewish divorce
rate was so low. Since the 1960s,
American values have changed, >]
and the old cultural insulation bet-
ween Jews and non-Jews has
worn away. As a result, there has
been a tremendous rise in Jewish
divorce. The American national
divorce rate is now estimated at
Continued on Page 13
1988: Kemp or Bush
Only seven months into Presi-
dent Reagan's second term,
speculation in Washington as to
his successor in 1988 has been
fueled by press accounts of the
political maneuverings of two pro-
minent Republicans, Vice Presi-
dent George Bush and Represen-
tative Jack Kemp of New York.
Although a great deal can hap-
pen between now and the summer
of 1988 when Republicans will
convene to pick their nominee for
the presidency, the early line here
is that when the other GOP
notables fade, the two finalists
will be Kemp and Bush.
What has already emerged as
far as friends of Israel are con-
cerned is that Jack Kemp is one of
the most staunch and consistent
supporters of a secure Israel.
George Bush, on the other hand, is
at this point a question mark at
Kemp, a seven-term con-
gressman from Buffalo, New
York and a former professional
quarterback, has mainly made his
mark in the Congress and the
public with his economic and tax
activities. But throughout his
career and particularly since he
became ranking Republican on the
vital Foreign Operations Subcom-
mittee of the House Appropria-
tions Committee, Kemp has been
at the forefront of all pro-Israel in-
itiatives in the Congress.
Kemp helped lead the successful
fight in the House in 1981 to
disapprove the sale of advanced
AWACs aircraft to Saudi Arabia
and two years later it was the
Kemp-Long Amendment which
authorized funds for the building
of the Lavi aircraft in Israel.
These are only two examples of
Kemp's outstanding legislative ef-
forts. Behind the scenes in his sub-
committee he has been instrumen-
tal in gaining increases in aid
levels for Israel on increasingly
better terms. When some of
Israel's fair-weather friends duck-
ed after the Iraqi nuclear reactor
bombing and Israel's invasion of
Lebanon Kemp spoke out
strongly in support.
But what really makes Kemp
such an unusually strong sup-
porter of the Jewish State is his
enthusiasm for Israelis as a peo-
ple, and his consistent advocacy of
Israel as a strategic asset to the
United States when speaking
before non-Jewish groups. A fre-
quent visitor to Israel, Kemp has
an expanding circle of Israeli
friends to match his many friends
in the American Jewish communi-
ty. Kemp, who grew up in a
Jewish suburb of Los Angeles, has
explained that it was from his high
school friends that he gained a
sense of what it is to be Jewish
and what Israel and the Holocaust
were all about.
Kemp's wife, Joanne, has head-
ed a congressional wives group in
support of Soviet Jewry, sharing
her husband's activism on this
issue. When Kemp was the
unanimous choice for the "Henry
M. Jackson Distinguished Service
Award" of the Jewish Institute
for National Security Affairs last
spring, it was just one in a series
of honors American Jewish
organizations have begun to
bestow on Kemp as more of
Israel's supporters realize the
depth of Kemp's commitment to a
secure Israel as being in the best
interests of the United States.
On paper, Vice President Bush
has one of the strongest
"resumes" in Washington, in-
cluding substantial foreign affairs
experience. Bush has served as a
two-term member of the House
(He failed in a 1970 Senate bid);
ambassador to the United Na-
tions; chairman of the Republican
National Committee; Liaison Of-
ficer (before we had an official am-
bassador) to the People's Republic
of China; and director of the CIA.
While no notable ac-
complishments have been
associated with any of these posi-
tions it is fair to say neither
were there any major gaffes or
negatives associated with them -
nor any particular Middle East
significance. Bush, .the son of
former Connecticut Republican
Senator Prescott Bush, went into
the oil business in Texas after ser-
ving in the Navy during World
War II.
Since becoming vice president,
however, a number of unfriendly
acts toward Israel have been
reported. In his memoirs, former
Secretary of State Alexander
Haig relates how Bush persuaded
President Reagan to vote in the
UN to condemn Israel's move into
Lebanon. Last year, New York
Times' conservative columnist
William Safire, himself a long-
time supporter of Israel, main-
tained that after Israel's bombing
of the Iraqi nuclear reactor, Bush
"led the charge to punish Israel by
withholding shipments of promis-
ed aircraft," and that Bush has
been a strong voice in urging the
president to trust the "moderate'
More recently, during the
Beirut hijacking crisis, Bush went
further than any Administration
spokesman in equating Israels
detention of Lebanese Shiite ter-
rorists with the hijacking when he
stated "people held against inter
national law should be released,
and that U.S. policy was to
welcome the release of people il-
legally held hostage." Kemp, on
the other hand, maintained tnai
Israel's actions were not contrary
to international law.
It will be interesting to see over
the next three years if the pa*
tiona and attitudes of these two
Presidential aspirants change, w
date, however, the choice for
friends of Iarael seems
remarkably dear.

Friday, August 2, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HoUywood Page 5
American Jewish Opposition
To Apartheid Causes Concern
South African Jewish community
is becoming increasingly concern-
ed about the strong vocal opposi-
tion to the South African govern-
ment by American Jewish groups,
which it fears could endanger that
community, a leader of South
African Jewry warned here.
"We appeal to them (American
Jewish organizations) to exercise
restraint and to realize that their
actions and expressions must in
no wav jeopardize the integrity or
safety of our community," Dr.
Israel Abramowitz, former chair-
man of the South African Jewish
Board of Deputies, said in an ad-
dress to a recent B'nai B'rith
public affairs forum. "Our local
community interests must be
taken into account."
Abramowitz, president of B'nai
B'rith in South Africa, stressed he
neither supported nor spoke for
the South African government.
But he said he was reflecting the
views of the South African Jewish
He charged that South African
Jews believed there was an
"obsessional preoccupation" with
South Africa in the U.S. and much
of the anti-South African
manifestations here were made
for purely American political
While no one denied the
"inalienable right" of American
Jewish organizations to speak out
on any issues, Abramowitz said,
South African Jews questioned
"why are they literally falling and
stumbling over themselves in
their zeal and enthusiasm to get
on the bandwagon of condemna-
tion and protestation."
He also questioned why
American Jewish organizations
believed it was speaking for world
Jewry and why Jewish eroups felt
Israel Rejects Proposed
Palestinians for Talks
received and promptly rejected a
list of proposed Palestinian
members of a joint Jordanian-
Palestinian negotiating team.
The list was not published.
Premier Shimon Peres said on a
late news television interview that
it was unacceptable to Israel. He
said he did not know "if it is ac-
ceptable to the United States."
The names were sent to
Washington by King Hussein of
Jordan and forwarded to Israel
after several days of study by the
State Department.
Peres said the list, which he
received from the American
Charge d' Affaires, Robert Flat-
ten, contained no residents of the
West Bank or Gaza Strip. He said
he was less surprised by the
names on the list than by those
omitted. It represents "a bad
opening move" in the peace pro-
cess, the Premier said.
The list apparently was made up
by Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion Chief Yasir Arafat.
Observers here said he deliberate-
ly left out Palestinian leaders
from the West Bank and Gaza
Netherlands to
Erect Memorial
Netherlands will erect a memorial
at Mauthausen, the former Nazi
concentration camp, for the Dutch
victims of the Holocaust. Several
hundred Dutch citizens were
murdered in Mauthausen during
World War II. The Dutch
memorial will be the 17th of its
kind at Mauthausen.
because he did not want to
legitimize them as potential future
negotiators with Israel.
A second reason why Israel re-
jected the list is that the men nam-
ed are members of the Palestine
National Council (PNC), often
referred to as the Palestinian
parliament-in-exile. Israel regards
the PNC as an extension of the
PLO and membership in it tanta-
mount to membership in the PliO.
Washington takes a different
The Reagan Administration
says it honors the 1975 U.S. com-
mitment not to recognize or
negotiate with the PLO. But it is
willing to sit down with PNC
members not identified with the
PLO. Another point of difference
with Jerusalem is the Administra-
tion's willingness to enter into
"dialogue" with a joint Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation without
Israel's participation at the
The U.S. insists its overriding
objective is direct negotiations
between the joint delegation and
Israel. It draws a distinction bet-
ween "dialogue"' and
But Israel has long been disturb-
ed by Washington's scenario.
Peres said on the television inter-
view that he thought preliminary
talks between the U.S. and a
Jordanian-Palestinian team "is an
unwise move. I don't see any
reason why the U.S. should meet a
Jordanian-Palestinian delegation
before (peace) negotiations and
try to coordinate positions with
them." He said he has made this
clear to Secretary of State George
Deputy Premier and Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir who
Economic Cuts Adopted
According to reports
to be pegged at 1,500
After a -20-hour meeting recently, Israel's national unity cabinet
voted 15-7 to adopt additional economic measures. According to reports
at press-time these included:
An 18.8 percent devaluation of the shekel
to the dollar;
Price increases averaging 17 percent, followed by a new three-
month freeze;
Budget cuts of $750 million (following cuts totaling aproximately $2
wllion announced earlier out of a budget of approximately $28 billion);
Cuts or cancellation of basic subsidies; Public transportation costs
*ould rise 100 percent, water 82 percent, electricity 53 percent, cook-
m8 oil and margarine 60 percent, bread 75 percent, milk and eggs 65
P^ent, poultry and meat 45 percent, and gasoline 27 percent (to about
w-50 per gallon).
Wier items in the new policy were a 3 percent cut in government jobs
over the next 12 months (10,000 positions would be eliminated), a 3 per-
cent cut m pay for government workers and a one-time coat-of-living ad-
justment (probably 10-16 percent) to be negotiated with the Histadrut
tfade union, followed by a three-month freeze.
The Histadrut staged a one-day general strike in protest over the new
Pfcn. Nevertheless, some economists said deeper cuts were still
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studied the list sent from
Washington also rejected
preliminary talks. "Peace must be
negotiated between the Arabs and
Israel," he said, stressing that
Israel would never talk to
members of the PNC which is "an
inseparable part of the PLO."
Peres, who heads the Labor Par-
ty, and Shamir, leader of Likud,
the two main components of the
national unity coalition govern-
ment, were said to see eye-to-eye
on this issue, despite other dif-
ferences over the peace process.
The two men met at a private
lunch recently and according to
their aides are in agreement on
basic policy.
Their luncheon meeting follow-
ed a three-hour meeting at Peres.'
home Where he hosted two promi-
nent West Bank Palestinians,
Mayor Elias Freij of Bethlehem, a
leading moderate, and Hikmat AJ-
Masri of Nablus. Both are
favorably disposed toward King
Hussein and his Hashemite
regime which rules Jordan.
There had been speculation here
that one or both men would be in-
cluded on the list of proposed
Palestinian negotiators. Ap-
parently, neither was.
According to unconfirmed
reports, all but one of the names
on the list are members of the
PNC. The exception, according to
an Israel Television report, is a
"high profile" official of the PLO.
Richard Murphy, the U.S. Assis-
tant Secretary of State for Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs,
was due to visit the region this
month for further talks with Jor-
danian and Israeli officials and
non-PLO Palestinians. His trip
was postponed pending receipt of
the list of Palestinian delegates
from Hussein, which was. long
delayed. His plans now are not
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that they had to lobby Congress
on this issue. He implied that
many of the groups
demonstrating against South
Africa wanted a violent change
rather then the peaceful change
supported by the South African
Jewish community.
While Abramowitz had no
prescribed course for American
Jewish groups to follow, he
strongly urged them to maintain
contact and consultations with
South African Jewish organiza-
tions, which, he stressed, valued
their ties to world Jewry.
As for the position of South
African Jewry, "we are obliged to
maintain a cautious stance,"
Abramowitz said. He said there
was always the danger of an anti-
Semitic backlash.
At the same time, he pointed
out that many individual Jews
have been in the forefront of the
human rights struggle in South
Africa. The South African Jewish
Board of Deputies has also in-
creasingly spoken out on these
issues, most recently adopting a
resolution opposing apartheid.
The resolution was adopted not
"in search of any accolades, nor to
please certain quarters of the
community, nor to meet the re-
quirement and pressures of
overseas and international Jewish
bodies," Abramowitz said. "We
have done so because we believe it
is the correct thing for a Jewish
community to do in line with
Jewish ethical and moral
Abramowitz added that the
resolution will also help meet the
charge that "Zionism is racism."
He said that the Black community
in South Africa has been influenc-
ed by Arab propaganda and fre-
quently criticizes the Jewish com-
munity for its strong ties to Israel.
Abramowitz said that while
there is a "tremendous amount of
concern and anxiety" in the
Jewish community about the
future, most are optimistic that
change will come peacefully. He
complained that he has seen little
from the critics in the U.S. about
the reforms being made by the
South African government.
However, Abramowitz stressed
that the Jewish community's
future is tied to that of the white
community in South Africa and
what is happening in Zimbabwe
leaves it uneasy. There, a Jewish
community of 7,500 has shrunk to
a few hundred, he said.
The 119,220 Jews in South
Africa make up 2.6 percent of the
white population and .04 percent
of the overall population,
Abramowitz said. He added that
the Jewish community is a
"declining community" and the
population would have decreased
since 1970 because of emigration
to Israel, the U.S., Canada, Bri-
tain and Australia, if it were not
for an influx of Jews from Zim-
babwe and Israel. There are an
estimated 15,000 Israelis in South
Africa. By the end of the century
the Jewish population is expected
to shrink to 64,000, Abramowitz
At the conclusion of
Abramowitz's talk, Warren
Eizenberg, director of the B'nai
B'rith International Council, ap-
peared to be responding to
Abramowitz's charge that
American Jewish organizations
may be "naive," when he noted
that Americans have always
spoken out for what they believed
were moral issues. He noted the
Soviet Jewry issue was primarily
a moral issue and it is one of many
that American Jews have sup-
ported on this ground and not
mainly for political reasons.
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Israeli Elderly Need Day Care Centers
IntermounUin Jewish Newa
JAFFA, Israel Near the
center of the old Israeli city of Jaf-
fa, under the cooling shade of the
tall trees that tower above it,
stands a rather ordinary set of
buildings with a rather important
Once a military hospital, then a
maternity hospital, this complex
known as Zahalon came under the
direction of new masters a few
years ago. Under a program co-
sponsored i>y the Israeli Ministry
of Health and local agencies, the
Joint Distribution Committee is
helping utilize Zahalon as a pro-
totype in a fledgling effort to vast-
ly upgrade Israel's system of car-
ing for its elderly citizens.
On a recent morning, a small
delegation from the United
Jewish Appeal-Federation Cam-
paign visited this facility. They
were greeted in the pleasant cour-
tyard with the strains of "Shalom
Aleichem" sung by a chorus of
Jaffa residents who spend their
days within Zahalon's day care
center for the elderly. Inside, in a
clean and well-furnished dining
room, the delegates were treated
to more music (including, in a fine
touch of symbolism, "We Shall
Overcome") before quickly tour-
ing the rest of the facility.
Although the buildings
themselves are decades old, they
are in solid shape and well-
furnished. The facility's main
function is to provide a comfor-
table and accessible environment
for those residents of the Jaffa-
Tel Aviv area who are mobile and
essentially self-sufficient. There
are crafts and exercise classes,
noontime meals, extra activities
such as the chorus, and plenty of
opportunities to avoid solitude.
Several yards away stands a
building used for the handicapped
JDC IN ACTION: The Joint Distribution Committee, a major
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Campaign, helps meet the needs of elderly Jews and makes it
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elderly who are driven to the
center daily and returned home
after spending several hours in a
place which provides essentially
the same services as the day care
center, but tailors it to the needs
of the physically handicapped.
Upstairs is a spacious facility in
which medical, psychological and
social workers provide care for
those elderly who have a. range of
handicaps This day care facility
Broward Sends Delegations
to Nat'l Hadassah Convention
More than 60 delegates from
Broward County will attend the
National Hadassah Convention in
New York this month, according
to Edie Appelman, convention
chairperson of the Florida Mid-
Coast Region of Hadassah.
BBYO Appoints
Reg. Director
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization has appointed
Jerome Kiewe assistant regional
director. Kiewe will be responsible
for the direction of the BBYO pro-
gram in the Gold Coast Council,
which encompasses the Palm
Beach, Broward and North Miami
Beach areas. He will be assisted in
his duties by William Rubin, pro-
gram assistant.
Kiewe is a former chapter presi-
dent from the BBYO program in
Baltimore and during the past six
years has served in a variety of
BBYO staff positions in
Baltimore, Washington and Nor-
thern Virginia. He is also a
founder and past president of
Heritage Lodge B'nai B'rith in
Mr. Kiewe earned his bachelor's
in social work and sociology from
the University of Maryland. He
went on to complete the double
masters program at the Baltimore
Institute for Jewish Communal
Service, earning graduate
degrees in social work from the
University of Maryland School of
Social Work and in Judaic Studies
from the Baltimore Hebrew
Holocaust survivor and author
Elie Weisel will be honored at
Hadassah's 71st annual conven-
tion, which will be held Aug.
18-21. Weisel will receive the
Henrietta Szold Award for his
work on behalf of Holocaust vic-
tims and for World Jewry.
The delegation will be led by
Mollie Lewis, president of the
The Mid-Coast Region has ap-
proximately 19,000 members in
53 chapters.
provides comfort, attention and,
most importantly, a safe environ-
ment for its charges.
These dimensions of Zahalon's
services represent efforts by JDC,
with ESHEL, the Association for
Care and Services for the Aged, to
care for Israel's elderly on a day-
time basis, allowing them to
return to their homes in the even-
ing and thereby preventing, in as
many cases as possible, a family
decision to choose a full-time nurs-
ing home. Such a program's
economic benefits are matched,
JDC contends, by its therapeutic
and social benefits.
Currently, Zahalon is ap-
proaching capacity in some of its
facilities and the staff is eagerly
awaiting the completion of a new
building on the campus, a nursing
center for the psychologically han-
dicapped elderly. This new facility
will provide Zahalon with an addi-
tional 30 short-term beds for such
patients, as well as 70 fulltime
beds, greatly increasing the
center's ability to serve its com-
munity's needs.
The Israeli medical establish-
ment is closely watching the pro-
gress and effectiveness of such
day care facilities as Zahalon, says
Chaim Burger, a Ministry of
Health psychiatric social worker.
Nevertheless, needs still greatly
outnumber existing services and
Israel's escalating inflation rate
will surely force government cut-
backs in such human services as
these. The support from UJA
which provides nearly all of JDC's
$46.5 million budget for overseas
Jewish needs and from other
non-governmental sources,
Burger indicates, is becoming
more crucial.
Burger is pointed in describing
most existing nursing homes in
Israel as "a nightmare." "In
Israel, if you have money, the nur-
sing homes are pretty good," he
says. "But if you're poor and sick,
and in need of help, things aren't
so good. The Zahalon project is an
example of what Israel can be do-
ing for its elderly, but at this point
it's very far from adequate."
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spring of 1941, when Hitler's
troops overran Yugoslavia,
thousands of Jews fled across the
border into Italy or entered the
country by sea. Their lives were
saved owing to the humanitarian
instincts of the Italian people, in-
cluding many carabinieri the
This was a remarkable chapter
at a time when Jews in Western
Europe were being deported to
the east for eventual slaughter in
the death camps; when at best,
Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis
were unwanted and harshly
treated. It is remarkable because
Italy was then governed by a
fascist dictatorship. The Rome-
.Berlin Axis, formed by Hitler and
[Mussolini was at the peak of its
ower. Virtually all of continental
fEurope was under Nazi occupa-
tion and the invasion of the Soviet
Union was only a few months
[ away.
The rescue of Yugoslavian Jews
by Italians is largely a forgotten
incident excep*. among Jews in
Italy and in Israel where, two
years ago, the "Committee of
Gratitude to the Italian Popula-
tion" was organized. Recently this
group paid tribute to the benefac-
tors of Jews at a ceremony in the
Quirinale, the presidential palace
in Rome.
Bernardo Grosser, a Jewish
community leader who had charge
of Jewish refugess in Italy during
the war, and Iso Doron, a former
refugee who headed an Israeli
delegation of "thankful sur-
vivors," presented President
Allessandro Pertini with a
1,000-page book. Each page con-
tains the name of a Yugoslavian
Jewish man or woman who was
saved by the Italians in 1941.
Grosser estimates that "at least
30,000" Jewish refugees of all na-
tionalities owe their lives to the
Italian people. One project of the
committee which he and Doron
helped found is to trace the names
of all of them.
The ceremony was attended by
the Israeli Ambassador to Italy.
Eytan Ronn, and the Italian Con-
sul in Jerusalem, Marino Fieri,
who accompanied the Israeli
delegation to Rome for the event.
Other participants included three
Italians who hold the Yad Vashem
Medal, the mayors of several
small towns whose populations
risked their lives to save an
estimated 5,000 Yugoslavian
Jews, and Jewish community
leaders from all over Italy.-
They were received warmly by
President Pertini who spoke of his
lifelong "solidarity with and
Kadima Retreat
Set for Sept. 8
Jewish Federation of South
Broward board members and top
leaders will be briefed Sept. 8 on
strategies for the 1986 UJA.-^
Federation campaign at a retreat
called "Kadima."
"Kadima" means "forward" in
The Federation is bringing in
Steven Schwarz, a national UJA
leader from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to
address local leaders at the all-day
conference which will be held at
the Emerald Hills Country Club.
Schwarz was a national vice
chairman for the eastern area,
and a former chairman of the
Young Leadership Conference
Committee. He also has been a na-
tional vice chairman for Leader-
ship Development.
He has served as director of the
.North American Jewish Student
Appeal and as a member of
friends of the National Jewish
Conference Center.
The Federation will also be in-
j "ting a national United Israel Ap-
| Peal leader to the "Kadima"
retreat, whose name will be an-
nounced at a later date.
Tropical Treat
Set for Seniors
Oiv Aug. 14, the Southeast
focal Point Senior Center vnll of-
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jfuise along the waterways of the
nter-Coastal. You will see estates
famous people such as Julio Ig-
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Steven Schwarz
respect for the Jewish people and
their quest for a land and a state
of their own."
"The Italian people have never
been racists," Pertini declared.
"Mussolini led the country to its
ruin by his alliance with and
emulation of Hitler."
The President recalled that his
own brother, like himself a
Socialist, was deported to his
death at the Flossenberg concen-
tration camp and thus shared the
fate of six million Jews. "His
name is enscribed on a stone in
front of the crematorium oven
there," Pertini said, grimly recall-
ing his recent pilgrimage to the
The Jewish refugees who came
into Italy were hidden in empty
villas or were housed with private
families. Subsequently they were
provided with false papers.
Doron later described to the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency his
memories of his experience as a
Jewish youth fleeing Yugoslavia.
He came on an Italian ship and
landed, along with 300 other
refugees, near Fiume on the
Adriatic Sea. Officially they were
"war interns" or prisoners.
He said 100 Italian carabinieri
and a train awaited them. Women
and children were escorted first
on to the train and the window
curtains drawn so they would not
thave to see their male relatives
handcuffed two to each
carabinieri and put aboard
another carriage.
But no sooner were they on the
train then the handcuffs were
opened. The men were cautioned
to be prepared to snap them shut
if an "enemy official" came by.
At 5 a.m. the train arrived at
Treviso. The .group was. jnet by
' the local police chief who assured
them that all measures had been
taken for their safety. Families
were reunited and located at
abandoned resort hotels. They
were supplied with all necessities,
from bedding to silverware. Local
groceries supplied them with food
beyond the wartime rations,
Doron recalled.
At the Quirinale ceremony,
Walter Reggiani, the young
Mayor of Nonantola, a small town
near Modena, and the town's
woman traffic officer, Paola
Goldoni, represented the older
generation of townspeople who
had saved 90 Jewish refugee
children during the war.
They were housed at the "Villa
Emma." When their place of
refuge was endangered, they
were distributed among many
families in Nonantola until they
could be supplied with false iden-
tification papers and packed off to
neutral Switzerland.
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Nonantola's population has two
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where similar "miracles" were
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Ethiopians Protest
Continued from Pag* 1
they wanted to leave the country if their Jewishness was in
As a result of the march, Premier Shimon Peres pro-
mised that he would intervene on behalf of the Ethiopians
and speak to the chief rabbis.
The chief rabbis made their latest announcement in a
statement issued after meeting with Peres. Chief Rabbis
Avraham Shapiro and Mordecnai Eliahu said in a state-
ment along with Peres that they would not insist that
Ethiopian Jews undergo a ritual immersion in a mikvah as
a condition for their acceptance as "a community within the
Jewish people."
However, the two chief rabbis said they would check
the family history of each Ethiopian who wanted to marry
and would require those whose forefathers had intermar-
ried with non-Jews to undergo the ritual immersion before
giving their permission to marry in Israel.
A spokesman for the Association of Ethiopian Jews
said he was waiting to see if the rabbis' new position mark-
ed a change in policy or just postponed the problem until
Ethiopian Jews wanted to marry.
Originally the chief rabbis declared that they would not
yield an inch in their demands that Jewish immigrants from
Ethiopia undergo ritual immersion, a religious conversion
Rabbis Mordechai Eliahu and Avraham Shapiro, the
Sephardic and Ashkenazic chief rabbis, respectively, in-
sisted that halacha was immutable and inviolable. The
Ethiopian newcomers must submit to immersion because it
is a halachic requirement, they said.
Local rabbis have refused to issue marriage certificates
to Ethiopians who have not undergone immersion.
This triggered a series of angry protests. It culminated
in a mass march by hundreds of emigres men, women
and children from absorption centers in northern and
southern Israel toward Ben Gurion Airport.
The two chief rabbis, who originally dismissed the pro-
tests as the work of fringe agitators, first said they would
be willing to "explain" halacha to Peres. They said they
regarded the Ethiopian emigres, one of the most devoutly
religious groups in Israel, as Jews in principle. But the fact
that they have been separated from mainstream Judaism
since the destruction of the Second Temple, cast doubts on
their Jewish purity which only the ritual bath could remove.
Eliahu had maintained there had certainly been a "mix-
ing" of alien strains in some Ethiopian Jewish families over
the centuries meaning some may have married non-Jews
and therefore halacha requires a confirmation of the
Covenant before any Ethiopian can be allowed to marry.
"For marriage we need an even higher degree of certain-
ty," Eliahu had explained. There is no civil marriage in
Israel and marriages performed by non-Orthodox rabbis
are generally not recognized.
"There can be no negotiating or compromise over
halacha," Shapiro had said. "If something is halacha then it
is halacha and that's all there is to it."
Both chief rabbis claimed their predecessors had in-
sisted that the Ethiopian Jews must undergo not only im-
mersion but symbolic circumcision a drawing of blood.
The latter demand was waived by Eliahu and Shapiro who
said they were satisfied that the circumcison of infants per-
formed in Ethiopia complied with the basic tenets of
(center with the guitar) leads members of
the South Broward-Fort Lauderdale
Singles Mission in different Israeli and
Jewish songs. The National UJA Singles
Mission left for Israel last month where
they were going to spend 10 days learning
about the Jewish State and traveling the
Jewish Organization Joins
Live Aid's Hunger Crusade
NEW YORK (JTA) A dona-
tion of medicine and medical sup-
plies totalling $750,000 has been
provided by the American Jewish
World Service organization for
use in Mozambique, one of six
African nations most seriously
threatened by famine and disease.
The supplies will be airlifted to
Mozambique by organizations in-
volved in the recent mammoth
Live Aid concerts in London and
Philadelphia, which raised, accor-
ding to some estimates, $70
million for use for famine relief in
drought stricken Africa.
Announcement of the donation
to Live Aid was made by
Laurence Simon, president of the
American Jewish World Service,
an international relief and
development agency of the Jewish
community, on the stage at Ken-
nedy Stadium in Philadelphia. The
World Service was the only
private voluntary organization in-
vited to take part in the benefit
concert for famine relief.
"We are pleased to make this
donation through Live Aid, as
Live Aid is in a unique position to
make a major impact both in the
international relief effort under-
way-in Africa and in the minds
and hearts of people of good will
everywhere," Simon said. "We
congratulate them and pledge
continued cooperation."
The emergency supplies will be
distributed in Mozambique under
the supervision of the American
Jewish World Service and
UNICEF. Logistical support for
the distribution will be provided
bv the United. Nations Office of
Sandpiper ORT Plans Evening
The Sandpiper chapter of the
Women's American ORT is plann-
ing a dinner-show at the New Port
Pub on Aug. 10. The price is $18
per person. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and
the show starts at 8 p.m.
All friends and guests as well as
members are cordially invited.
For further information call Jean
at 439-3908 or Sylvette at
The International ORT network
is comprised of 800 vocational and
technical schools in 19 countries.
Women's American ORT founded
in 1927, is the largest of voluntary
groups in 40 nations.
Emergency Operations in Africa,
which has arranged for UNICEF
light aircraft and World Food Pro-
gram boats to carry the supplies
to the most needy.
Lawrence Philips, chairman of
the Board, of Trustees of the
American Jewish World Service,
said, "We are making this com-
mitment in keeping with the
highest values of the Jewish peo-
ple whose central ideal is the
preservation of human life.
Nowhere is that value more
seriously threatened than in
Africa today. And that is why we
are eager to be part of this un-
precedented effort to save lives
which Live Aid represents."
Formation of the American
Jewish World Service based in
Cambridge, Mass., was announc-
ed last May 1 at a New York news
conference. Philips, who is also
chairman of the Philips Van
Heusen Corp., said that the ser-
vice was formed because there
was no Jewish organization "deal-
ing exclusively with development
projects for non-Jews throughout
the world."
An estimated 100,000 people
were reported to have died of
famine related causes last year in
But the chief rabbis' reliance on their predecessors was
notably weakened by the fact that their two immediate BlOOd PrGSSUTe
gredecessors, Ovadia Yosef and Shlomo Goren, the former
ephardic and Ashkenazic Chief Rabbis, respectively, have
stated publicly that neither ritual immersion nor symbolic
circumcision is required of the Ethiopian newcomers.
Screenings Set
Nazi-Hunter Retires
Friedman, founder and head of
the war crimes documentation
center in Haifa for the past 20
years, has announced that he is
"giving up the hunt."
Friedman, 63, a Holocaust sur-
vivor, said he was retiring after 40
years devoted to tracking down
Nazi war criminals because the
last major criminal on his "wanted
list" is presumed dead. He said he
accepted the findings of forensic
experts that the remains exhumed
from a cemetery near Sao Paulo,
Brazil in June are those of Josef
Mengele, the notorious Auschwitz
death camp doctor. *
"If other people wish to con-
tinue tracking down less well-
known Nazis, I wish them luck.
But I am giving up the hunt,"
Friedman said. He said he would
donate his extensive archives to
the Center for Holocaust Studies
at Haifa University.
Friedman, a former concentra-
tion camp inmate, is credited with
helping bring to trial nearly 2,000
Nazi war criminals after World
War II.
He was instrumental in tracing
Adolf Eichmann to Buenos Aires,
Argentina where Eichmann was
kidnapped by Israeli secret ser-
vice agents and brought to trial in
Jerusalem in 1961.
The American Red Cross will be
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Friday, August 2, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Honywood Page 9
Book Review
America Indicted for Inaction During War
Th Abandonment of the
Lws: America and the
ISocuut. 1941-1946. By Dajnd
Wvman. Pantheon, tOl East
0th Street, New York NY lOOtt.
. m wo**- *19-95-
Reviewed by Monty Noam
In the last few years, a number
books have documented the
many-faceted moral bankruptcy
C the Christian West during
lewry's most anguished hour -
he Holocaust. Aspects of the
bystanders' conduct have been
lewardingly explored by such
specialists as Bernard Wassers-
Itein Walter Laqueur, and Martin
Albert, with my own The Jews
A'ere Expendable offering a first
Urview of free world diplomacy
I the face of Germany's "Final
Solution." Yet America's stance,
jlyzed much earlier in pioneer-
_j works by Arthur Morse,
Henry Feingold, and Saul Fried-
Iman, had eluded comprehensive
lanalysis. David Wyman, author of
la formidable critique of U.S.
Iforeign policy between 1938-1941
I Piper Walls, 1968) and the
I significant essay "Why Auschwitz
Iwas Never Bombed" (Commen-
Itary, May 1978), now provides us
|with that study.
Those historians cited above
A M E B c A
A N D T H r
H 0 I 0 C k u s T
1 9 4 1 * 1 9" 4 5
and other scholars have unmasked
the initial disbelief, then indif-
ference, anti-Semitism, and
political expediency which prevail-
ed in the American State Depart-
ment and British Foreign Office.
Roosevelt's callousness; Allied aid
to various nationalities under Nazi
domination but not to the only
people targeted for death in
World War II; regrettable bicker-
ing among American Jewish
organizations; heroic War
Refugee Board activity all have
been well substantiated for the
public record.
In the The Abandonment of the
Jews, Wyman's valuable con-
tribution lies in the amount of
detail brought to the indictment of
the United States within the
covers of one book. Scrupulous
research damns an entire society
for not responding adequately to
the ethical imperative of saving
innocent human beings. With the
exception of the Treasury depart-
ment under Henry Morgenthau,
Jr., Washington officialdom in
particular could have done far
more in this regard, and without
compromising the war effort.
Novel here is Wyman's account of
what visa and shipping
possibilities did exist, even though
a mere 21,000 refugees 10 per-
cent of the legal quotas were
admitted during the period in
Worthy of special note, too, is
his sensitivity to anti-Semitic and
nativist sentiment, reflected both
nationwide and in the halls of Con-
gress. The mass media and almost
all of the Christian churches,
never before examined as
thoroughly as in this volume,
maintained a near silence. So, too,
did most American intellectuals,
the political left, and the masses
of organized labor.
Some gaps remain. Those in-
ledia Distorts News
iDouok Vision. By Ze'ev Chafets.
I William Morrow and Company,
1105 Madison Avenue, New York,
NY 10016. 1984. 350 pages.
I $16.95.
Reviewed by Gary Rosenblatt
Ze'ev Chafets' Double Vision,
articulated the criticism of
I American coverage of the Middle
I East, presenting a reasoned and
I well-documented case for those
I supporters of Israel who might
[otherwise sound vaguely
I paranoid.
In Double Vision, the 36-year-
lold former director of the Israel
[Government Press Office in
Jerusalem explains how the press
[does indeed distort America's
[view of the Middle East. Part of it
[is due to circumstances and part
|of it is deliberate.
Chafets describes how difficult
lit is for a Westerner to "cover"
[the Arab states of the Middle East
[and how reliant on governments
[correspondents are for access.
nithout a dateline for print jour-
[nlists or film footage for telev-
ision reporters, there's no story.
[What the Arabs have effectively
[done is to limit access and, in
[return fur permission to gain en-
Jtry, they have coerced the
I American media into complicity
|wth terrorism.
Chafets documents the murder
[of several Western journalists and
Vne kidnappings and threats
JMnst others made by the PLO.
[niis has created a climate of in-
pidation and fear that goes
^reported by the Western press,
|> form of self-censorship where
|ma]nr news organizations fail to
[report the truth about what is go-
I"* on within Arab countries.
i/'kst, then, there is a lack of
1 fst-nand reporting, leading to a
r degree of ignorance in
C103, about Middle East
IhT? 7 from the fi^owth of mili-
\T. ?lam in lnn to the belief
K the pLO has become more
Another problem Chafets points
li"'tne massive lack of sym-
IS" ln Pre8S coverage of the
IK? East beaiu8e *> "^y
gwn correspondents (at least
ln*p '" !srael where they have
l l*ocratk- society.
relied more on gut instinct than
facts to suggest that Israel was
getting the short end of the
media-coverage stick. Now they
will know more about the news
they get and the news they never
(Gary Rosenblatt is editor of the
Baltimore Jewish Times and
Detroit Jewish News.)
terested in the individual activity
of different Jewish organizations
will have to look elsewhere. In ad-
dition, the very focus on American
sources overlooks the fact, for ex-
ample, that the ultimate saving of
lives from the Balkans lay in the
hands of a small Palestinian con-
tingent not War Refugee Board
delegate Ira Hirschmann
operating out of Istanbul.
As for American Jewry, the
author credits its leaders with
publicizing the catastrophe and
pressing for government aid, yet
he contends that their effec-
tiveness was severely limited by
disunity and the lack of sustained
action. The Zionist establishment,
striving at the August 1943
American Jewish Conference and
beyond for a state in postwar
Palestine, alienated other Jewish
organizations committed to im-
mediate rescue and abolishing Bri-
tain's restrictive White Paper
quotas for Palestine. A tiny fac-
tion led by Hillel Kook (alias Peter
Bergson), mustering grass-roots
support and helping to create the
War Refugee Board, suggests
what a major, united campaign
could have accomplished.
Lamentable this strife unques-
tionably was, but it should not
obscure the overriding fact that
the world powers capable of
checking the tempo of the
Holocaust had other priorities
during World War II. American
Jewish organizations did offer the
Allies concrete, varied programs
of rescue and relief to scant
avail. A moderate Palestine
resolution at the American Jewish
Conference would not have evok-
ed a more humanitarian response:
London adhered to the White
Paper throughout, with
Washington nodding approval.
Nor did a representation to the
War Refugee from the conference
and all other established Jewish
organizatios in August 1944
secure any substantial aid on
behalf of Hungarian Jewry, the
last surviving Jewish community
in Europe.
Wyman conclusively
demonstrates that Roosevelt, in
whom Jews placed their greatest
trust, failed to champion an active
rescue program. The president's
indifference surfaced in other in-
stances not discussed here, such
as a personal report in July 1943
from eyewitness Jan Karski about
the gassing of Jews at Belzec,
eliciting only sympathetic
generalities at the same moment
that FDR approved a confidential
joint Anglo-American statement
aiming to maintain White Paper
policy until the war's end.
American Jewish unity would not
have altered this overall attitude.
The major Western powers had
no intention of relinquishing any
control over policy. As a conse-
quence, they sealed the fate of
European Jewry. After reading
The Abandonment of the Jews
and other such judicious studies,
we can better appreciate the
crime of complacency and the
urgent mandate for its
Professor Monty N. Penkower,
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As an insider who dealt with trie
Israeli and foreign press on a daily
basis, Chafets is able to blend per-
sonal observations with well-
researched examples to show not
only how the news is reported but
why. His book provides an in-
valuable service by putting Middle
East news gathering in the con-
text of time, place, and profes-
sional demands. His description of
an American correspondent with
one day to learn all he can about
Turkey before flying there to
report on a complex political crisis
for a million readers back home
speaks volumes about the
unrealistic demands placed on
The author's credibility is
strengthened by a final chapter on
Israel's failings during the war m
Lebanon, particularly in her ef-
forts (or lack of them) to make her
case with the media.
In all. Double Vision is an im-
portant contribution and a strong
indictment of the way the Middle
East is covered and not covered
by the Western Press. This book
gives weight, substance, and
reason to those who until now
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Center for Alzheimer Victims, Families Establishes
service for victims of Alzheimer's
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which has operated as a pilot pro-
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There are two elements to the
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(The planned Joseph Meyerhoff
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The day care center is located in
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cooperatively by the Jewish Fami-
ly Service (JFS) of Metrowest and
TGC, both agencies of the Jewish
Federation of Metrowest. The
support group meets at the JFS
office in Millburn. There is a fee
for the service.
Herbert Bernstein, in charge of
admissions, said the day-care
center was designed to provide
stimulation for victims and a
respite to those responsible for
caring for them. He said the
disease "drains families and other
JNF Summer Camps Increase in Popularty
(JTA) Jewish National Fund
summer camps, in natural forest
sites in the Galilee hills, are
becoming ever more popular with
Israeli youngsters and, more
recently, with youth groups from
abroad. This year, though, there
was an important innovation: a
summer camp for Arab
The camp was held from the se-
cond week of July, at a spot near
the Mishnaic site of Zippori.
JNF's youth and education staff
invested much time and effort in
preparing the programs together
with the Nazareth educators and
youth leaders. The venture seem-
ed set to be a great success when
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
visited the camp briefly just prior
to the official opening.
The camp is especially impor-
tant in view of the disturbing
spread of racist ideas among
Israeli school-age youngsters.
This phenomenon has been
documented in several sociological
surveys. National leaders, from
President Chaim Herzog down,
have spoken out publicly and
repeatedly against the dangers
this trend could bring to Israeli
democracy and to the foundations
of society in the Jewish State.
dn the Arab side, too, there is a
trend to extremism in some
circles. Politicians and social
scientists will argue about which
side's extremism triggers
counter-extremism from the other
side. All will agree that the vicious
circle must be broken.
A JNF summer camp for Arab
youth is a particularly appropriate
vehicle to disseminate tolerance
and understanding: the JNF itself
has increasingly suffered from a
surge of nationalistic vandalism in
the Galilee.
In the past several weeks there
have been two forest fires which
the police attribute to arson.
Several more are also suspected
to have been caused deliberately.
The motive .in all tcauses is
The JNF, one of the oldest
organs of the Zionist movement,
is perceived as a legitimate
political target. Its trees, recrea-
tion areas and commemorative
plaques are all targets for militant
Arab youngsters out to prove
their bravado and patriotism.
Gil Sapir, JNF's head of
forestry in the lower Galilee,
stated, "It's probably a tiny
minority, a handful of young
thugs. But they are causing us a
good deal of trouble."
In his area, Sapir said, the JNF
has had to place commemorative
plaques collectively on com-
memorative walls alongside its
regional stations, which are under
constant protection, instead of
having each plaque displayed at
the entrance to the forest or glade
to which each plaque belongs.
Both the forests themselves,
Sapir said, and JNF's role in land
acquisition and land reclamation
"are seen as representing
Zionism. There were reports that
PLO documents captured by the
Israel Defense Force in Lebanon
specifically included the JNF and
its facilities among terrorism
Sapir, 36, with a masters degree
in botany, is an example of the ris-
ing generation of JNF's scientific
He came to the JNF after work-
ing for the Nature Protection
Society, where he was a resear-
cher in forestry. At the JNF he
started as a forest supervisor.
Now he heads a force of 80 men
who are responsible for all the
forests, natural and planted,
throughout the lower Galilee.
Significantly," of this work force,
more than half are Arabs
among them some of the most
skilled foresters.
There are 13 men of Sapir's
rank, regional director, spread out
across the country. Three of them
the youngest three are
university graduates. And plainly,
said JNF spokesman David Angel,
they are "our wave of the future."
Sapir said he picked up "80 per-
cent of what I know about trees"
from working with the old-timers.
But he said he uses this
knowledge and experience with
his academic training to
develop a more streamlined and
scientific approach to forest
Spending Saturdays and
Holidays "in the bosom of
nature," as the Hebrew phrase
puts it, has grown ever more
popular as the facilities provided
by the JNF around the country
have become more inviting and
more plentiful.
While JNF summer camps
Exec. Named for Local
Weizmann Organization
Lee Millman, a specialist in the
field of charitable fund-raising,
has been appointed executive
director of the Florida Region of
the American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of Science in
Israel, Stephen L. Stulman, ex-
ecutive vice president of the com-
mittee, has announced.
"Our goal is to create high
visibility for the Institute and to
bring the Institute's Nobel Prize
Laureates and renowned scien-
tists to Florida for scientific
forums and symposia," Mrs.
Millman said.
Mrs. Millman recently resigned
as director of development of the
Miami-based Anti-iDefamation
League of B'nai B'rith of Florida,
after serving in that post for near-
ly 10 years.
Since joining the ADL in 1976,
Mrs. Millman dramatically in-
creased contributions and
revenues for the organization. She
supervised a staff of fund-raisers,
support teams and numerous
volunteers in fund-raising opera-
tions. She also was responsible for
special events throughout the
state apd supervised fund-raising
operations in Palm Beach and
Mrs. Millman was also
associated with the American
Jewish Committee in New York as
a fund-raiser from 1970-73 and
while there developed new leader-
ship and increased funding.
number in their hundreds, at sites
all over the country with groups
of youngsters pitching tents and
living rough in the woods for a
week or two the JNF runs four
model camp-sites, providing
facilities (stone-built dining-
rooms, kitchens and washrooms;
tents large and small; first-aid sta-
tions; and study-rooms) and pro-
grams tailored to suit the re-
quirements of individual groups.
Two of these are in the lower
Galilee, at the Lavie Forest and at
Zippori, one in the Jerusalem Hills
and one in the northern Negev.
At the Lavie camp when JTA
visited recently, senior JNF youth
director Avi Saguy was unob-
trusively supervising parallel pro-
grams for a Canadian Jewish
group and for an Israeli scouts
The Israelis were living natural-
ly, cooking in the open, putting
the accent on trekking and field
skills. The Canadian group took
their meals in the dining-room.
Their program included ar-
chaeological work "wherever
you dig around here, you find
something," Saguy said and
swimming in the Kinneret.
Each group had counselors, sup-
plied by the JNF, to assist its own
leaders in running the programs.
Details had been planned
meticulously in advance: every
hour of the day seemed accounted
And yet the atmosphere, amid
the shady pine glades of the camp-
site, was one of total relaxation, a
veritable Shangri-la Israeli-style.
Saguy noted that organized
camping holidays for adults, too,
are growing in popularity in Israel
especially in light of the
economic exigencies which put
foreign holidays out of most
peoples' reach.
care-givers emotionally, physical-
by and financially." He said the
service was created "to provide
emotional support for the families
and to mitigate the impact of the
illness through therapy and
socialization for the victim."
The victims meet three days a
week at the daycare center for
five-hour sessions. They receive
recreation therapy, reality orien-
tation, socialization, lunch and
rehabilitation services, if needed
The staff includes a nurse, a
recreation therapist and a social
worker. Family members are en-
couraged to participate. Bernstein
told the JTA that, while
Alzheimer's disease is considered
incurable, victims can be helped
by such social stimulation to ease
the depression and withdrawal
suffered by such victims.
Bernstein said the support
group, which meets weekly at the
JFS, helps family caretakers deal
with the problems of the disease.
Staff members provide informa-
tion about the illness and give
practical help with day-to-day pro-
blems of the caretakers.
He said a supervisory lay com-
mittee, representing both spon-
soring agencies, made the deci-
sion to expand after evaluating
the results of the pilot project. He
added that patient response and
family reaction had been positive.
Housing Project Approved
Continued from Page 1
outgrown and adequate
space within the community
was not available... #t. .a,
reasonable rental' 'price.'
Mrs. Gordon commented
that it was the consensus of
the committee that these
two projects be merged. She
said that it was necessary to
convince the Housing and
Urban Development of-
ficials to give the money it
would have used for the
communal space in the hous-
ing project and use that
money instead, for the com-
munal space within the
Joseph Meyerhoff Senior
Citizen Activity Center.
Housing and Urban
Development officials were
thrilled that an agency had
come forward to provide
services for a 202 Housing
project, fulfilling their aims
to better provide services to
the residents of the housing
The Senior Services Com-
mittee also discussed the
project deadlines. Written
conditional approval is
momentarily expected from
the federal government.
In early October, the
Federation will file for a
firm commitment from the
federal government. This
should be received by early
The 15-month construc-
tion period is expected to
begin in late December. Oc-
cupancy is expected in
March of 1987.
The Committee concluded
their meeting by
establishing essential sub-
committees. Thev consist of:
Interior Design and
Mrs. Gordon appointed
Committee members Alvin
Hess and Leonard Cordes,
Mark Sherman, assistant
executive director of the
JCC; Eleanor Bernstein,
director of the Southeast
Focal Point Senior Center;
and Rabbi Avram Drazin of
Hollywood to serve on the
Kitchen Planning sub
They will determine the
design of the Joseph
Meyerhoff Senior Citizen
Activity Center's two
kosher kitchens one for
meat meals and the other
for dairy.
The members of the other
sub committees will be nam-
ed in the near future.
The Rousing project and
the Joseph Meyerhoff
Senior Citizen Activity
Center are a combined ef-
fort, by the Jewish Federa-
tion of South Broward, the,
Jewish Community Centers
of South Broward and
Jewish Family Services.
Committee lay-leadership
Esther Gordon, Ralph
Birnberg, Lewis Cohn,
Leonard Cordes, Rabbi Ben-
nett Greenspon, Ellie Katz,
Eleanor Handleman, Jo
Ann Katz, Dr. Philip A.
Levin, Joan Raticoff, Dr.
Joel Wilentz, Tobene Rosen-
thai, Annette Milloff. Dr.
Steven Glazer, Jay Daniels,
Joe Kleiman, Alvin Hess,
Nelson Dembs, Leo Sklar,
Sharlyne Haimm, Ruth
Rodensky, Minerva Davis,
Ruth Friedman, Rabbi
Robert Frazin, Dr. Herb
Brizel, Lila Zedeck and
Doug Lazarus.
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Jewish High School Seniors Graduate
Ron Serisky
Walter Katz
Dany Menasche
Abraham Bordaty
David Brodie
Becky Bertman
trael Strengthening Ties With Third World
i "had quite a lot of success" in
Jts efforts to strengthen relations
ith Third World countries, par-
kicularly black African states,
nost of which broke diplomatic
kies with Israel after the 1973
lorn Kippur War and have not yet
stored them, David Kimche,
director general of the Foreign
Ministry, told reporters recently.
"We are in a position to talk to
he heads of at least 12-15 African
Istates whenever we wish. We are
pa position to talk about intimate
Wngs. We have close relations
Iven if there are no direct
plomatic relations," Kimche
He also observed that
I's trade with many African
ates is flourishing, in many
es much more so than in the
ays Israel had full diplomatic
relations with them.
According to Kimche, who has
devoted considerable time and ef-
fort to improve relations with
Asian and African nations, many
black African leaders privately ex-
pressed their regrets that their
countries broke with Israel 15
years ago. But they are deterred
from resuming formal ties for fear
of losing promised or actual aid
from Arab countries.
In many cases, Arab promises
have "far outstripped" the actual
aid received, Kimche said. But
some African leaders admitted to
him, in their frequent but un-
publicized meetings, that they
feared subversion by the Palestine
Liberation Organization and by
Libya. "One African President
with whom I met not long ago,
said to me, 'You know why I am so
hesitant to reestablish relations? I
Settlers Reject Freeze Request
"Wlers m the West Bank have re-
lated an official request to freeze
I new settlements in the territory
R economic reasons. Otniel
lonelier, secretary of the Coun-
[eil of Jewish Settlements in
[Judaea, Samaria and the Gaza
ptnp, has warned that if the
I government fails to carry out an
I earlier decision to establish six
I "e* settlements, the settlers will
I40't themselves.
iwflier flat,y rejected a re-
IW u INissim Zvill>. head of the
k?*" Zionist Organization's set-
lament department, that new set-
lement activity be held in
l!7ance because of the economic
Ikv v s reque8t was supported
I Ah cov Tsur. Minister of
|tlemUr Ca"ed fr a freeze on set"
liivintfi for economic reasons
H because, he said, there is no
national consensus that they are
necessary. He charged that some
Cabinet ministers used the set-
tlements issue as a political tool
without consideration of the real
needs of the territories.
Pickering Named
New U.S. Envoy
government is planning to circum-
cize the Shekel by lopping off
zeroes. Government sources in-
dicated unofficially that this will
be done at the end of the first
three-month phase of the
economic emergency program.
Presumably, the current 100 or
1,000 Shekel note will then
become one new Shekel. The of-
ficial rate of exchange for the
Shekelpresently stands at 1,500
to $1. This is the result of the July
1 devaluation.
don't want to be assassinated.' "
Kimche added, "Libyan subver-
sion is very much in the forefront
of the thinking of African leaders
today. They have seen the exam-
ple of Chad."
After the 1973 war, only
Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland
retained diplomatic ties with
Israel. Liberia and Zaire recently
restored them. Israel's hope that
their example would be followed
by others has failed to materialize
up to now.
Nevertheless, Kimche quoted
one African leader as telling him
recently, "If only I hadn't expell-
ed the Israelis who were working
in this country, our country would
be looking very, very different in
terms of its agriculture and its
technological advances."
Highly placed Israeli sources
disclosed, meanwhile, that Egypt
has ceased its earlier efforts to
discourage African countries from
resuming diplomatic relations
with Israel. According to these
sources, Egypt also advised Spain
recently that it has no objections
to Madrid opening.diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel. The Spanish
government is in fact considering
such a step in advance of Spain's
formal entry into the European
Economic Community (EEC) on
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Soviet Jewry Update
Aug. 12: A Tragic Day For Soviet Jews
Thirty-three years ago, on Aug.
12, 1952, Stalin's regime brutally
executed 24 leading Jewish
cultural figures. The anti-Jewish
campaign began when Soviet
Jews were denounced as "rootless
cosmpolitans" although their
ancestors came to Russia cen-
turies earlier. The Soviets in-
itiated a campaign to stamp out
Yiddish the folk language of
Soviet Jews. Then, Yiddish folk
theaters, newspapers, and other
cultural institutions were shut
down. Hundreds of prominent
Jews were arrested and fear
spread among Jews throughout
the Soviet Union. On Aug. 12,
"The Night of the Murdered
Poets," after a secret trial, 24 ex-
ecutions took place. The violence
ended only with Stalin's death in
Today, again, an anti-Jewish
campaign is being waged. This
time the goal is to suppress the
Hebrew language and to crush the
Jewish emigration movement. On-
ly 36 people were permitted to
leave in June; only 830 people in
1984, as opposed to 51,000 in
1979, a virtual shutdown. Today's
anti-Jewish methods are similar:
There are arrests and imprison-
ment of emigration activists,
especially teachers of Hebrew;
almost a dozen were imprisoned
this year and three arrested last
month alone. Daily media attacks
on Zionism and Israel are again
creating an atmosphere of ap-
prehension amongst Jews
throughout the USSR.
There are striking differences
between 1952 and 1985. Then,
Soviet Jews were "the Jews of
silence," too frightened to fight
for their rights. Today, however,
thousands have applied to leave;
they sign petitions and they con-
tinue to study Hebrew despite
surveillance. In 1952 we did not
know what was happening, until it
was too late. Today, we do know
about KGB arrests and trials.
Then, the Soviet Union was living
under Stalin's reign of terror. To-
day, the new Soviet leader is the
"polished" Mikhail Gorbachev,
who wants to project a favorable
image to the West. Mr. Gorbachev
is practical; he knows that he
needs to improve the Soviet
economy and needs technology
advances to modernize the sagg-
ing Soviet industry in addition to
solving the problem of alcoholism
and absenteeism. He also knows
that what we say to our President
and the Congress affects trade
and ... the Russians badly need
increased trade and technology,
particularly from the United
So, today we can do something
about the suffering of Soviet
Jews. President Reagan takes the
Soviet Jewry issue seriously, but
the President needs to hear from
us again and again! So does the
Congress! Gorbachev would do
better to impress America by free-
ing Jewish prisoners and opening
the doors again. With the summit
meeting scheduled for Nov. 19 in
Geneva, this could be the right
time and place for movement on
the Soviet Jewry issue. To help
get the issue on the summit agen-
da, we have to make our voices
heard. If we lived in the USSR our
opinion would not count.
However, we live in America but
we must forcefully express our
opinion for it to count.
Remembering "The Night of
the Murdered Poets" is not
enough. We've got to do
something about what's happen-
ing in the Soviet Union nJ
Freedom and rights for So7
Jews must be a part of Gen*
The time to link memory with i
tion is now! Send that cable! Ma
that call! Write that letter! NoJ
(The above column was xufmlit
by the National Jewish Commuii
ty Relations Advisory CoutumJ\
Lawmakers Visit Refuseniks
members of Congress, who have
just returned from their first visit
to the Soviet Union, declared
recently that increased emigra-
tion of Soviet Jews and an end to
discrimination against refuseniks
and their families would pave the
way for success at the upcoming
summit meeting between Presi-
dent Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev. .
The Representatives, whose
trip was under the auspices of the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry, said at a Capitol Hill press
conference that they made this
point in a letter to Soviet Am-
bassador Anatoly Dobrynin here.
"We all feel very strongly that
the Soviet willingness to abide by
the terms of the Helsinki Agree-
ment of 1975 is necessary to build
a foundation for the success of the
summit," Rep. Steve Barlett (R.
Texas) said. "As of today, the
Soviets do not abide by the terms
of the Helsinki agreement."
Bartlett said that the
refuseniks, with whom the
legislators met with in Moscow
and Leningrad, all saw the sum-
mit as an opportunity to press
their case. He said they believe
their "only hope" is for pressure
from western governments and
public opinion.
Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.)
said that while totalitarian
regimes are "oppressive, rigid
and inflexible," the transition in
the Soviet Union under the new
leadership of Gorbachev'does pre-
sent the U.S. with a "target of op-
portunity to advance the human
rights agenda."
She said this should first be
done on the upcoming 10th an-
niversary of the Helsinki accords
meeting in Helsinki which will be
the first meeting between
Secretary of State George Shultz
and Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze.
But she said the U.S. should be
"cautious" about its expectations.
"Just because you wear Gucci
loafers and you have an intellec-
tual wife doesn't mean there will
be a breakthrough."
Noting that she is a liberal
Democrat who has long fought for
human rights and peace, Mikulski
said, "I am more pessimistic about
change after this trip."
Rep. Jim Moody (p. Wjs.) said
that most .refuseniks and Sovist
government officials with whom
he talked agreed that an incrase in
emigration was "directly cor-
related" to the condition of
U.S.-Soviet relations. He said
they pointed out that during
detente, emigration was high.
The lawmakers, who spent
seven days in the USSR, split up
into two groups, visiting
refuseniks' homes where they met
with groups of nine to ten people,
including the wives of imprisoned
refuseniks. Rep. Louis Stokes (I).,
Ohio) and Michael Bilirakis (R.
Fla.) said while the lawmakers
had long supported the cause of
Soviet Jewry, they did not fully
understand the problem until
their visit.
"Unless you go, unless you see
with your own eyes you don't
know anything about it," Bilirakis
Bartlett said the "plight of
Soviet refuseniks seems not only
not to be improving but is
deteriorating." He said that
emigration dropped to 36 in June
and during June and the first few
days of July four refuseniks were
arrested which he was told was an
"unprecedented" number.
Mikulski said that when she
raised the issue of Ida Nudel with
Soviet officials dealing with the
U.S. they claimed to not have
heard of her. She said the general
attitude of Soviet officials with
whom they talked was that either
there was not an emigration pro-
blem or that it was an internal
The lawmakers said they were
particularly moved by the plight
of the wives of the imprisoned
refuseniks. Mikulski also spoke
about the children of the
refuseniks, the older ones being
refused admission to schools of
higher education and the younger
ones "harassed in the schools with
filthy anti-Semitic propaganda."
She said efforts must not only
be made to help increase emigra-
tion, but to see that those still in
the USSR "are at least allowed to
live the way any other Soviet
citizen is allowed to live and not
endure this persecution."
The lawmakers were especially
annoyed by the KGB surveillance
which they said was everywhere
and was part of the daily lives of
the refuseniks.
Bartlett brought back a state-
ment given him by long time
refusenik Alexandr Lerner and
signed by Lernar.and 12 other
refusenik intellectuals urging the
creation of an international com-
mittee for Soviet refusenik in-
tellectuals to press for their right
to emigrate and to defend them
against the loss of their profes-
sional status.
Meanwhile, the house held two
hours of debate last week in which
members outlined the plight of in-
dividual Soviet Jews. Recently
both the Senate and House passed
resolutions urging the USSR to
"release immediately Anatoly
Sharansky, Yosif Begun and all
other Prisoners of Conscience"
and allow them along with other
long term refuseniks such as Ida
Nudel and Vladimir Slepak to
The resolution also urged the
Soviet Union to allow those
thousands of Jews who wish to
join their relatives abroad to leave
the Soviet Union this year and to
pledge that such cases will be
dealt with expeditiously and in a
humanitarian way during the next
three years.
The resolution was introduced
in the House as an amendment to
the Foreign Aid bill by Rep. Dante
Fascell (D. Fla.), chairman of the
House Foreign Affairs Commit-
tee, and in the Senate by Majority
leader Robert Dole (R. Kas.).
Going to Russia?
Soviet Jewish refuseniks want
to meet American Jews who visit
If you are planning to visit the
Soviet Union, contact the Jewish
Federation of South Broward to
find out how you can meet and
help your fellow Jews in Russia.
Don't be Jews of silence. Con-
tact your Jewish brethren.
For more information, please
contact the Jewish Federation of
South Broward at 921-8810.
Support Group
Meeting Set
The next meeting of the Sup-
port Group for Children of Aging
Parents will be on Tuesday even-
ing, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the
Jewish Community Center, 2838
Hollywood Blvd.
For further information, call
Dvora Friedman, 921-6518.
I Am A Jew
The wine of countless generations
Has strengthened me in my wandering,
The angry sword of pain and sorrow
Could not destroy my existence
My people, my faith, and my flowering.
It has not chained my freedom.
From under the sword I shouted:
I am a Jew!
Neither Pharaoh's plagues, nor Titus,
Nor Haman could break my proud spirit.
Eternity carries my name in her hands.
My zest has not decreased
On the black gallows of Madrid.
My glory resounds through time and eternity:
I am a Jew!
When the Egyptian built
My body into the walls, it hurt.
And I sowed the raw earth with my pain
And a sun arose.
Under the sun a path stretched out
Scattered with barbs,
They would prick me in the eyes
/ am a Jew!
The forty years of a former life
Which I suffered in the desert-sand
Have given me the courage of my years *
Bar Kochba's call has east its spell
On each kernel of my suffering,
And more than gold have I preserved
The stubbornness of my grandfather
I am a Jew!
What do I need gold for? I gathered that
When I did not even have a corner.
Could gold satiate
My high spirits or my gloom?
Samson's hair which Delilah stole
Glowed and satisfied more than
Than cold, golden coins
I am a Jew!
The wrinkles in the brow of wise Rabbi Akiva
The wisdom of Isaiah's prophecy
Have quenched my thirst my dear
And have matched it with hatred:
The zeal of the Maccabean heroes
Still seethes in my rebel-blood,
From all pyres I have announced:
I am a Jew!
The marvelous judgment of our Solomon
Has not abandoned me in my wandering
And Heinrich Heine's crooked smile
Also cost me much spilled blood.
Through the centuries I have heard Yehuda Halevi's call
And I have not tired of it,
I have withered often but have not perished
I am a Jew!
The noise of Amsterdam's marketplace
Did not disquiet my Spinoza
Space itself makes things bigger;
Marx's sun upon the earth
Refreshed with new redness
The ancient blood in my spirit
And my unextinguished fire
I am a Jew!
The echo of Haifa port
Resounds with the ring of my voice
Unnoticed telegraph wires
Carry me over sea and dale
The heartbeat of Buenos Aires,
And from New York a Yiddish song.
The horror of Berlin's edicts,
I am a Jew!
And to spite the enemies
Who already prepare graves for me,
I shall still have pleasure without end
Beneath the red banner.
I shall plant my vineyards
And be the forger of my destiny,
I shall still dance on Hitler's grave!
I am a Jew1
translated by Thomas
(Excerpted from "The Night of the Murdered Poets";
by the national Conference on Soviet Jewry. Itzik Feffer was aw
tim of Stalin's purge against Jews in l9St.)
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onda, Bradley Plead for Refusenik Ida Nudel
B Jane Fonda and Mayor Tom
dley have issued public ap-
to Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
w on behalf of Soviet Jewish
C^senik, Ida Nudel amid
tports that her health has
iFondaand Bradley urged Soviet
Vials to allow Nudel, known as
rt "guardian angel" of the
Uiet Jewry movement, to be
united with her sister, Dana
ridman, in Israel. Nudel first ap-
jjed for emigration from the
Liet Union in 1971.
I In Israel, meanwhile, Fridman
Lid a news conference that Nudel
i suffering from cancer. Frid-
jgn, who spoke to her sister by
Clephone recently, said Soviet
ore had diagnosed stomach
ncer "but there is some doubt
tout that diagnosis."
l"From reports about how she
ilks and how she looks there is
^son to fear that her general
tilth is very poor," Fridman ad-
Jed. She said Nudel informed her
Eat the KGB was trying to keep
ler isolated in the Moldavian town
percent in recent marriages.
ne Jewish rate could easily be at
: 30-40 percent level.
|The good news is that Jews have
rong family values and com-
mitments. Therefore, Jews have a
i remarriage rate; indeed, the
ghest re-marriage rate among
nerican religious groups. The
news is that, according to
.chu (Jewish law), a marriage
be dissolved only by a get
[ivorce document). If a woman
arries without a get, she is
isidered an adulteress, and any
lild of this subsequent marriage
| considered a mamzer an il-
gimate child. In Jewish law,
ere is no illegitimacy out of
dlock, only illegitimacy out of
|cest, adultery, or second mar-
ge without a get. These il-
ptimate children can never
' legitimate children.
|A not-unreasonable guess would
' that there are 200,000-300,000
vish weddings a year. A 20 per-
|nt to 30 percent divorce rate
ild equal 60,000 divorces, of
pom 30 percent-50 percent
puld remarry. That yields 30,000
ond marriages a year. If we
ume that such marriages have
'ower fertility rate because they
tur later in life or because peo-
may be less willing to have
wen, and if we assess a half-
a quarter-child per marriage
"> current Jewish birth rate is
children per family), that
Nd suggest 7,000-15,000
r^nm a year, a devastating
fiber. Let us arbitrarily ignore
number of such children in ex-
^econd marriages. The
i*rtj5 approach approximate-
100,000 to 200,000 mamzerim
rine year 2000.
fc*l all the above results
er. By the turn of the cen-
y._ there will be between three-
ers of a million and a million
Pie whose Jewishness is con-
dor whose marriageability is
W by a large group of other
ft has been estimated that
tal American Jewish popula-
B? year 2000 will be five
Some say it will be even
The conclusion is that,
two decades, 15 percent-20
PW of American Jewry will be
"*"yind halachically separated
/j/Mitional Jews. Fifteen to
J"y percent is not a fringe
>menon. Add to these people
Ijnuwes, friends, their fellow
1 and organisational
T8 and they would con-
major segment of
"* Jewry. Easily fifty per-
of Bendery where she "how lives.
"People are afraid to be her friend
and she is very lonely," Fridman
Fonda disclosed that Soviet
authorities have harassed Nudel
in her efforts to obtain medical
care, "once even being physically
removed from a train to Moscow
where she was to see a doctor."
Local officials in Bendery have
threatened Nudel with a new trial
and prison term, according to
"I ask you to understand the
legitimate desire of Ida Nudel to
be with her sister in Israel, par-
ticularly when her health is so
precarious, and I implore you to
make a gesture of good will and
humanity toward Ida Nudel,"
Fonda said in an appeal to Gor-
bachev. "I ask you to investigate
the conduct of the authorities in
Bendery who have interfered with
her efforts to seek medical care
and who have threatened her with
a new trial."
Nudel served a four-year
sentence in Siberian exile for
dropping a banner outside her
Moscow apartment window ask-
ing that she be granted a visa. She
first applied to emigrate in 1971.
Fonda has taken a personal in-
terest in the plight of the 54-year-
old Nudel, and visited her in the
Soviet Union last year. It was the
first time Nudel was allowed
visitors from the West.
Continued from Page 4
cent of the Jewish people could be,
in some way, allied with this
group against the traditional Jews
who challenge their status. What
do you think would be the impact
on you (or your parents) if you
were told that you are not Jewish
when your parents tell you that
you are, when you believe you are,
and when you belong to a Jewish
temple and engage in Jewish
Tremendous anger surfaced in ,
the "Who is a Jew" controversy, i
A measure of the intensity is
found in the resolution of the
highly Zionist Conservative rab-
binate to "blacklist" from their
pulpits those Knesset members
who voted to change the law. Con-
servative and Reform Jews
(mistakenly) believed that the Or-
thodox were saying that they are
not Jewish, and not merely that
their converts are not Jewish.
Manifestly, contested Jews and
their friends will express resent-
ment, will cut off funds from
traditioal institutions, and finally
will not socialize with the others.
It is equally likely that Orthodox
and traditional parents will be
afraid to let their children meet
such Jews out of fear that they are
halachically not Jewish. The risk
of intermarriage in a new, in-
sidious form will be uppermost in
the traditional parents' minds.
One can project a cycle of
alienation, hostility, and
withdrawal that will lead to a
sundering of the Jewish people in-
to two religions or two social
groups, fundamentally divided
and opposed to each other.
If the above estimates are too
high and they may well be too
low then it may take until the
year 2020 or 2050 to arrive at the
same disastrous end. But what
difference do a few decades make
over the long span of Jewish
All it will take is neglect, doing
nothing, to make this script
which makes my hand shudder as
it writes come true. Yet, at this
moment, there is no brainstorm-
ing, let alone serious dialogue,
between the movements to deal
with the problem.
President of NJRC, co-edited Con-
fronting the Holocaust: The Im-
pact o/Elie Wiesel. He has served
as Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish
Center, Professor and Chairman
of the Department of Jewish
Studies of City College of City
University of New York, and as
Director of the President's Com-
mission on the Holocaust)
Mayor Bradley, meanwhile,
issued a similar appeal. In a letter
to Gorbachev, Bradley said, "Ida
Nudel has suffered enough.
Respectfully, I ask that you allow
her to obtain proper medical care
and that you grant her an exit visa
so she can join her family in Israel.
The international community
would certainly welcome such a
humanitarian gesture."
Jewish emigration from the
Soviet Union has decreased to a
trickle in recent years. Only 37
Jews were allowed to leave the
Soviet Union in June. So far this
year, 464 Jews have been allowed
to leave the USSR. In 1979, a
peak year in Jewish emigration
from the USSR, more than 50,000
Jews were allowed to leave.

Israel Wants Better Soviet Relations
Shimon Peres has said that
"Israel was seriously interested in
reopening diplomatic relations
with the Soviet Union" and in-
dicated that the new Soviet
leadership, under Mikhail Gor-
bachev, could open the way for "a
dialogue on all subjects with the
Peres made his remarks to
Edgar Bronfman, president of the
World Jewish Congress, during a
meeting here with members of the
WJC Executive. "The Russians
were never our enemies," he said.
Moscow broke diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel during the 1967
Six-Day War.
"With Gorbachev coming to
power there could be a new oppor-
tunity we shouldn't overlook. We
should attempt to reach a dialogue
on all subjects with the Russians,"
Peres said. He praised "the most
important job" the WJC is at-
tempting on behalf of Soviet
Jewry and for Jewish life behind
the Iron Curtain.
Bronfman suggested that the
Prime Minister's words are cer-
tain to have a salutory effect in
moderating East-West tensions.
Such a reduction in tension and
renewed dialogue between the
superpowers would be good for
both East and West as well as
Israel and the Jews."
Peres announced after the
meeting an agreement to set up a
monthly satellite television hook-
up to provide live exchanges bet-
ween himself and diaspora Jewish
leaders at Bronfman's office in
New York.
Smith Blocks Arms Sales to King Hussein
The House recently approved
the Foreign Assistance Act of
1985 which contained a provision,
sponsored by Congressman Larry
Smith (D-Florida), that will block
dangerous arms sales to Jordan.
The amendment prohibits the sale
of advanced aircraft and air
defense missiles unless Jordan
publicly recognizes Israel and
enters into direct negotiations
with the Jewish state.
"The amendment is designed to
encourage King Hussein's to con-
tinue the positive role Jordan has
played in the Middle East peace
process," stated Smith. "We want
him to move a little further along
the path toward peace."
Smith said Israel is especially
vulnerable to attacks from Jordan
because Israel shares its longest
border with Jordan, nearly four
times the length of the Syria-
Israel border. A supply of advanc-
ed aircraft would provide Jordan,
for the first time, with modem
weapons comparable to the best
that Israel has, thereby undermin-
ing Israel's qualitative edge. Air
superiority is the keystone to
Israel's security.
In addition, the bill contained
another Smith amendment that
provides economic and military
aid to Egypt "in the expectation
that the Egyptian government
will continue in its efforts to bring
peace to the region."
Also included in the Foreign
Assistance Act was authorization
for $3 billion in aid to Israel for
fiscal year 1986 $1.8 billion in
military assistance and $1.2 billion
in economic assistance. This
represents an increase of $400
million over last year.
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Rumanian Rabbi Succeeds Against All Odd
UJA Press Service
years that Dr. Moses Rosen has
been Chief Rabbi of Rumania, he
has performed an amazing
political balancing act. He has re-
mained on friendly terms with a
Communist government, while
organizing a vibrant network that
preserves and reinforces the
Jewish identity of Rumanian
Jews. This, against a background
of periodic outbreaks of anti-
Semitism in tandem with massive
aliyah to Israel of Rumanian Jews.
Nobody knows for sure how this
pudgy, bearded 60-ish Orthodox
Rabbi has managed to go eye-to-
eye so successfully with Nicholae
Ceausescu, president of the
Socialist Republic of Rumania,
and with Ceausescu's
predecessors. No doubt the
government has found it in its
own interests to allow Rosen to
promote aliyah and strengthen
Jewish life among the 29,000 Jews
who remain, the vestige of a once
vibrant community ravaged by
the Holocaust.
But in a recent interview of
Rosen during one of the rabbi's
frequent visits here, one senses
that his personality has helped
Jews press the perimeters of
government tolerance.
Rosen places his full faith in
God, and is not intimidated by
anyone. He is fiercely determined,
confident, purposeful, organized.
He is the rare person who com-
bines personal warmth and a
genius for the nuances of real-
politik. You feel his presence in
the room and are riveted to him as
he speaks.
"They say I have torn open the
Iron Curtain for the Jews of
Rumania," he said. "Perhaps this
is true. Of the 400,000 Rumanian
Jews who survived World War II,
tftt percent made aliyah. Some day
I would like to follow them. Right
now, there is much still to do for
Jews still in Rumania. Did you
know there are 29,000 there,
more than half over the age of
What Rosen does is not only go
to Ceausescu when anti-Semitism
(not necessarily in the govern-
ment) is manifest; he also helps
Jews survive more immediate
Rosen heads the Federation of
Jewish Communities, which aids
Jews in 68 communities, including
cash grants from $20 to $100 a
month for 3,000 persons; winter
fuel, often wood transported to
remote areas, for 6,000 persons;
food packages for 5,500; clothing
for 3,500; medical services and
pharmaceuticals for 4,500
In addition, the Federation
maintains 11 kosher kitchens that
ilv Finds

Room for One More
UJA Press Service
Ask anyone in Roah Ha'ayin how
to find the Mashrakis, and you will
be led to the home of the family
known here as "the people who
take in old folks."
During the past 20 years,
55-year-old Miriam Mashraki and
her 75-year-old husband Yehuda
have adopted more than 30 peo-
ple, most of them elderly, and
cared for them as they care for
their own. Their own includes
seven children and four
Currently, they have eight
elderly residents living with them
in their apartment here near Tel
Aviv. On Shabbat, there are at
least 15 persons gathered around
the Mashraki table, and on
Passover, there are more than 30.
> They are a colorful assortment:
religious and secular, healthy and
handicapped, including two who
are totally blind; some Hebrew--
speaking and a sprinkling of
Yemenite Jews who know only
Arabic. Most come from Rosh
They go to the Mashrakis
because they have no one else.
Their own families either could
not or did not want to care for
them, and they refused to be in-
stitutionalized. One even ran
away from a senior citizens' home,
and a sympathetic rabbi took him
to the Mashrakis.
The Mashrakis' reputation has
spread beyond Rosh Ha'ayin, and
they are deluged with requests
from across Israel. The question is
always the same: Is there room
for one more?
The Mashrakis host one of 60
foster homes for the elderly in
Israel. Families nationwide pro-
vide elderly people with room and
board, laundry, medical care,
general help and companionship,
in return for a monthly stipend of
some $75 per person from Israel's
Social Welfare Ministry.
In Israel, most foster homes for
the elderly evolve naturally, in-
volving people who were
neighbors, are distant relatives,
or came from the same European
This closeness is a blessing in
that most foster families are
devoted to the elderly people they
care for. But there are also dozens
without foster families.
It is for these people that the
Joint Distribution Committee has
" been looking into the expansion of
Israel's foster home network. Vir-
tually all of JDC's annual $46.5
million budget, including $11.3
ROOM FOR ONE MORE: "It takes a little patience, but we
enjoy each other's company," laughs Miriam Mashraki. In
Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, she and her husband Yehuda are known
as "the people who take in old folks."
UJA Press Service Photo by Baruch Rimon
million for Israel, comes from
American Jews through the
United Jewish Appeal-Federation
Instead of a few dozen random
cases of good will, foster homes
could function as a large-scale
organized network, says Yossi
Korsia, who has been researching
the issue at JDC's Brookdale In-
stitute of Gerontology in
His report, which has been sub-
mitted to the Social Welfare
Ministry, recommends foster
homes as a viable alternative to
the old age home, because they of-
fer a far more personal, family-
like, non-institutional at-
mosphere, and operate at a frac-
tion of the cost.
"There are hundreds of poten-
tial foster families in Israel,' says
Korsia. "They are one of the coun-
try's untapped resources."
Certain obstacles must,
however, be overcome before the
resource is tapped. Many families
are doubtful of their ability to care
for elderly people, especially those
who are ill or handicapped. In the
provide 2,500 free hot meals daily,
including 600 delivered to Jewish
homebound, an Eastern European
version of meals on wheels; and
homes for the elderly helping 440
Jews in Bucharest, Timisoara,
Dorohoi and Arad. It operates 102
synagogues and Talmudei Torah
for the small but important
number of Rumanian Jewish
children. It maintains Jewish
cemeteries and distributes
Passover matzot and wine.
We want people to have what
they need, but there are needs of
the spirit as well as the body,"
says Rosen. "And we want them
to maintain their dignity. We in-
sure that each Jew over 60 has at
least a minimum income level but
we also help them feel entitled to
it. The checks are mailed monthly
and if one if delayed, I receive a
note saying, 'Chief Rabbi, your
salary was paid, but mine was
not.' We want them to feel that
Rosen speaks with pride at what
has been accomplished for Ruma-
nian Jews, but he has no illusions.
"Don't misunderstand me," he
said, pointing a finger, his clear
eyes imprinting his words on his
listener's memory, "Rumania
isn't a Jewish paradise. The
Messiah hasn't arrived yet."
Rosen speaks with pleasure, but
with a sense of independence,
about the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, which
provides $4,511,728 to finance the
Federation's programs and ser-
vice. It is the largest allocation
outside of Israel by JDC, which
receives virtually all its $46.5
million annual income from
American Jews contributing to
the United Jewish Appeal-
Federation Campaign.
"I express my admiration for
the JDC," Rosen said of the
Rabbi Dr. Moses Rosen
organization that was permitted!
to return to Rumania in 1967 after
19 years behind a political barrier. I
"Its people have great humanity,
understanding. Because of them;
we can maintain a Jewish spiriaj
And they help link us as a bridgi f
to American Jews."
Rosen's personal dream is to
make aliyah once a successor is
chosen. He hopes a powerful
leader, perhaps from outside
Rumania, will step forward to con-
tinue the'difficult but important |
task of living and striving to main
tain a Jewish dimension in
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Aug. 2 7:50 p.m. .
Aug. 9 7:45 p.m.
JDC report, Korsia recommends
that health and social workers
train potential foster families in
care of the elderly, and help out
with specific problems.
Another problem is that people
often feel, "I don't want a
stranger living in my house." Kor-
sia explains, "The key to a suc-
cessful foster home program is
running it like a shadchan (mat-
chmaker) agency. You have to
find out what each is looking for,
then they won't feel like
He suggests people be matched
according to their mother tongue
"Yiddish-speaking people will
feel more at home in a Yiddish
household" and that special ef-
forts will be made to place foster
grandparents in families whose
children have no real grand-
parents. "That way you're filling
a need for both of them," he said.
A foster home may not be what
every elderly person wants. But
ask any of the Mashrakis' adopted
family if they would rather live
elsewhere. They will frown and
say: "This is home."
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evening. 6:30 p.m.; Saturday morning, 9 a.m., Saturday evening, 7:30 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Religious school: Grades 1-8. Nursery school Monday
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services, 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:46 am.
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hristian Leader Condemns IMBBHHPI ^
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Keegstra's Views of Jews
Brian Stiller, executive director of
the Evangelical Fellowship of
Canada, disassociated the
evangelicals of Canada from the
Anti-Semitic classroom
preachings of former Eckville,
Alberta public school teacher and
former Mayor James Keegstra.
He condemned Keegstra's equa-
tion that Jews are evil and involv-
ed in a worldwide conspiracy.
"His theory that a worldwide
plan has been designed by Jews is
false," Stiller declared in a state-
ment issued in Willowdale, On-
tario and released to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency. "For sure
there is a conspiracy. However,
it's not the Jews who are its
' source but rather demonic-
Satanic. And whether he knows it
or not, Keegstra has been lured in-
to its trap by linking the Jewish
people with evil."
Keegstra, suspended by the
Alberta school authorities after
parents complained that their
children were being indoctrinated
with anti-Semitic propaganda,
was charged with wilfully pro-
moting hatred against Jews in his
"Personally I'm embarrassed
that Keegstra assciates his views
with the Christian church," com-
mented Stiller. "It's nothing but
blatant evil he teaches. What
makes it so difficult is that he
mixes his distorted views with
Christian views and beliefs. And
sorting those out is like picking
wild oats out of a field of standing
Before his discharge in
December, 1982 from the school
district of Eckville, a town with no
Jews. Keegstra was teaching that
six milion Jews were not killed in
World War II, Jesus Christ was
not a Jew, Zionism is a plot to
brainwash Christians, and that in-
flation, wars, and revolutions are
caused by Jewish controlled
banks, lawyers, and universities.
Keegstra was quoted as saying,
"We're tired of listening to this
Holocaust. It is totally impossible
for six million Jews to die in con-
centration camps."
In response to Keegstra's anti-
Semitic stance, Stiller said, "Let
the record show that evangelical
Christians who believe in Jesus of
Nazareth as the Christ are sad-
dened when they witness a person
speaking in words and phrases
which sound Christian but come
Join Us at the GA
The 54th General Assembly for
the Council of Jewish Federations
is scheduled for Nov. 13-17 in
Washington, D.C.
The Federation wants to send a
large delegation to the General
Everyone interested should at-
tend the meeting on Sept. 4 at
7:30 p.m. at the Federation. There
will be a discussion that evening
on the General Assembly's agen-
da, highlights, hotel reservations
and other details.
The theme for the General
Assembly is "The Coming of Age
of North American Jewry:
Strengthening Our Jewish
Issues which will be addressed
at the General Assembly include:
The Jewish role in the
American and Canadian political
The search for peace in the
Middle East.
The plight of Soviet Jewry. (
Jewish education building
our future.
European Jewish Com-
munities: Four Decades after the
Strengthening the Jewish
During the General Assembly
there will be a special emphasis
placed on the Friday evening
Shabbat dinner.
from a worldview of hate."
In an article scheduled for
publication in Faith Alive, a Cana-
dian bi-monthly evangelical
magazine, Stiller states that by
appealing to the Bible, Keegstra
tries to legitimize a lie.
"Keegstra's interpretation that
our world is trapped by a
worldwide Jewish consipiracy is a
lie he cloaks with religious
phrases," Stiller remarks. "For
some, his interpretation of history
resonates with their own con-
scious or unconscious racism."
Stiller also regards Keegstra's
view, that the Jewish race was
judged guilty because they did not
collectively accept Jesus of
Nazareth as their messiah, as
nonsense. As for Jews being in-
volved with the death of Jesus
Christ, StiHler stresses that it
was the sins of the people of the
world which caused Christ's
death, not the Jews.
Keegstra, who went on trial in
Red Deer, Alberta, in June follow-
ing a lengthy preliminary hearing,
submitted more than 30 books and
articles from which he claimed to
have formed his opinions. This in-
cludes the view that the Talmud
was the source of hatred
vengeance and materialism today,
and was a medium through which
Jews were enjoined to exter-
minate Christians. Stiller noted
that the views expressed during
the trial "do not represent the
feelings and views of evangelicals
in Canada. God chose that Jesus
Christ be born of the Jews. That is
a historical fact and for that we as
evangelicals are grateful."
"As Christians," Stiller added,
"we wish Jews everywhere to
know Tf our respect as together
we worship the God of the Scrip-
tures and together are members
of this human family. I am
anguished as an evangelical Chris-
tian and wish to assure the Jewish
community of our mutual
_ IJCC Task Force
Continued from Page 1
women who are members of
the task force.
Both Mrs. Newman and
Ronald Rothschild, co-
chairperson of the task
force, emphasized that the
task force would not com-
pete with the United Way or
the Federation campaigns.
Rothschild said that any
gift a business makes to the
JCC drive will be totally ex-
clusive of any contribution
that business makes to the
Federation or United Way.
"It will be a one-time gift
for a capital project,"
Rothschild added.
Mrs. Newman and
Kothschild said the task
wrce will be appealing to
fth Jewish and Gentile
business people.
"The Jewish Community
t-enter nationally has an
?pen membership policy,"
ftothschild said. f'Consider-
H the location, there will
* facilities in the center
BOOK FAIR: The JWB Jewish Book Council represented 36
American publishers at the recent Jerusalem International
Book Fair. Maurice Friedman (left) holds up copy of his book
"Martin Buber's Life and Work," for which he received the
1985 National Jewish Book Award in Biography. Others in
the council booth in Jerusalem are (left to right) Emil L.
Fackenheim, rabbi, Jewish existentialist and author; Ruth S.
Frank, director, JWB Jewish Book Council, and Sol Liptzin,
author, educator, past president of book council.
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Now as the 120-day
JCC campaign blitz moves
into high gear the
members of the task force
will be approaching
businessmen and women,
urging them to participate
in the JCC drive.
"Businesspeople to
businesspeople. One on
one," Rothschild said.
As Mrs. Newman said
earlier it is in everyone's
best interest to help finance
the JCC.
JCC Theater
Group Begins
The new JCC Family Theater
Group is looking for local talent.
Anyone interested in joining the
theater group can contact Ellie
Cohen at 921-6511 or Ellie Eichler
at 987-9843.
Ifs Easy to Feel Like a Milion
Without Spending a Dime
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filled with furniture. Or maybe it's
a garage filled with tools. Or a closet
filled with clothes.
It might not be worth much to you.
but to us its worth millions. Its worth
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, August 2, 1985

Controversy Erupts Over
Street for Anne Frank
BONN (JTA) A fierce con-
troversy is raging in the town of
Bergen in Lower Saxony over a
proposal to re-name a street for
Anne Frank, the Dutch-born
Jewish teenager who perished in
the nearby Bergen-Belsen concen-
tration camp.
Supporters of the change,
among them local officials of the
opposition Social Democratic Par-
ty (SDP) and the DGB trade union
organization have been receiving
hate mail and anonymous
telephone calls, some threatening
physical harm. They have been
labeled "German pigs."
Local leaders of the governing
Christian Democratic Union
(CDU) vigorously oppose renam-
ing Bergen Street Anne Frank
Street on grounds that the
citizens of Bergen are fed up with
being saddled with guilt over the
Holocaust. The change seems
doomed inasmuch as the town
council is dominated by the CDU
which holds 20 seats to nine by the
Anne Frank, who died at the
age of 15, became an international
symbol of the horror of the
Kosher Meals
Available to
Senior Citizens
The Southeast Focal Point
Senior Center, 2838 Hollywood
Blvd., has openings in its nutrition
program. Hot kosher meals are
served daily, Monday through Fri-
day, 11:30 a.m. While there is no
charge for this service, donations
are greatly appreciated. For fur-
ther information call Shirley Riga
at 921-6518.
There also are openings in the
recreation program for seniors.
Free transportation to and from
our center is offered. The pro-
gram offers one-day trips to
places such as Ocean World. For
further information call 921-6518,
ask for Bonnie or Karen.
The American Red Cross is in
desperate need of volunteers to
take blood pressure readings at
various locations in the Hollywood
area. If you wish to participate we
will be holding classes in blood
pressure screenings during the
month of August. To sign up for
this class just call Susan at the
American Red Cross South Ser-
vice Center at 987-3605. If you
already are familiar with doing
blood pressures screening then
call us right away and we will
locate you in various shoppng
centers and malls.
The American Red Magen
David for Israel (ARMDI) is seek-
ing volunteers to help the sole sup-
port group in the United States of
Magen David Adorn, Israel's
emergency medical service. For
more information regarding join-
ing the ARMDI Volunteer Service
Committee, please tail Trudy at
Holocaust following the
posthumous publication of her
diaries after World War II. The
proposal to name a street in her
memory gained impetus after
President Reagan and Chancellor
Helmut Kohl visited the Bergen-
Belsen site May 5.
The visit, a last minute addition
to the President's itinerary, was
intended to cool the heat of
criticism over Reagan's visit the
same day to a German military
cemetery at Bitburg where
members of the notorious Waffen
SS are buried among other Ger-
man war dead.
Guenther Ernst, a CDU official
who publishes Bergen's weekly
newspaper, said naming Bergen
Street, which leads to Bergen-
Belsen, Anne Frank Street would
amount to a "permanent presen-
tation of the horrors of the
Holocaust" and "we cannot
reasonably expect the inhabitants
of this town to take this."
He added, "The people of
Bergen are fed up with shoulder-
ing an additional burden of guilt
for what happened at Bergen-
Belsen." They will not, he said, be
branded "with the mark of Cain."
Reporters who talked to local
residents shortly before the
Reagan-Kohl visit found the same
attitude. They heard complaints
from townspeople that they were
unjustly burdened by the tenden-
cy to link their town with the ter-
rible story of Bergen-Belsen
where tens of thousands of Jews,
Gypsies and Russian prisoners of
war died.
The older inhabitants claimed
they had known nothing of what
went inside the concentration
camp, only a stone's throw away.
Youngsters, born after the war,
said their parents refused to
speak to them about the subject
and their schools did not provide
them with knowledge of the
systematic killing of Jews in the
nearby camp.
Although Ernst said he had
"nothing against" Anne Frank,
town officials disclosed that
several attempts were made bet-
ween 1960-1970 to name schools
in Bergen after Anne Frank. All
were rejected by overwhelming
majorities among the population
as a whole and in the town council.
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