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Jl Joyous Passover... To You and Yours
Volume 19 Number 8
Hollywood, Florida Friday, April 21, 1989
Price.35 Cents
Palestinian Rejection
Not The Last Word
Palestinians have responded to
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir's proposal for elections in
the Israeli-administered terri-
tories with deep skepticism,
but less than total rejection.
Hanna Siniora, editor of the
East Jerusalem daily Al-Fajr,
said that elections in the terri-
tories, as proposed by Shamir
in Washington, would not lead
to a resolution of the Arab-
Israeli conflict.
"Elections might come later
on, when there is a dialogue
between the government of
Israel and the PLO," said Sin-
iora, who has insisted that only
the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization can represent the
Shamir has repeatedly ruled
out Israeli talks with the PLO,
and Palestinians have refused
to accede to his desire to find
alternatives to it.
But Israeli policy-makers are
saying that Siniora and others
who speak similarly are articu-
lating only the opening Pales-
tinian position. Israeli leaders
hope the United States will
pressure the PLO to soften its
stand on the issue.
Police Minister Haim Bar-
Lev told the weekly Cabinet
meeting that Palestinians in
the territories have every
objective reason to end the
status quo. Therefore, he sug-
gested, they will come to rea-
son and take the necessary
steps that will lead to compre-
hensive peace.
Israel and the PLO are each
caught in a dilemma. Israel
wants elections in the territor-
ies, to bypass its rejection of
the PLO as a possible negotiat-
ing partner.
However, Israeli leaders are
well aware that free elections
would give legitimacy to pro-
PLO representation.
At the same time, whereas
Continued on Page 8
ON CAPITOL HILL. During his recent visit to Washington for talks with President George
Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, center, met with Senate minority leader
Robert Dole (R.-Kans.), left, and Senate majority leader George Mitchell (D.-Me.), right.
(AP/Wide World Photo)
Showdown on Aid for Soviet Emigres
cha Dinitz, the chairman of the
Jewish Agency and the WZO,
flew to the United States for a
major showdown with leaders
of the Jewish federations over
funding for Soviet immigrant
and absorption.
"I will not I cannot
allow Israel to become a junior
partner" in the saga of Soviet
Jewish emigration, Dinitz de-
clared in a spirited interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency before leaving for
New York.
The Agency-WZO chairman
has asked to meet with Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who
he believes will vigorously lend
his own weight and prestige in
the fight against the federa-
Dinitz was to chair a session
of the Jewish Agency Execu-
tive in Washington, which is
expected to be devoted largely
to this issue.
The casus belli for Dinitz is a
decision by the federation lead-
ership and the United Jewish
Appeal on March 28 to allocate
the funds raised in the ongoing
Pro-Choice March:
Showing A High Jewish Profile
Jewish women and men taking
part in the massive abortion
rights demonstration here
spoke again and again of seiz-
ing the "moral high ground"
from those who would ban
abortion on religious grounds.
"Our passion for choice is
rooted in Jewish law and eth-
ics," Lenore Feldman, presi-
dent of the National Council of
Jewish Women, told a crowd
estimated at 300,000.
"It's very important for us
to come out and say that all
religious groups are not trying
to obstruct the rights of other
people," Joyce Lapin, coordin-
ator of residential life at the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
said in an interview.
"I have seen 513 anti-
abortion proposals in 13 years,
152 of which have required
roll-call votes," Sen. Howard
Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) told a
gathering of Jewish marchers.
"They are not giving up.
Today their shrill voices will be
drowned out by the sounds of
our voices and the marching of
our feet."
Metzenbaum spoke at a pre-
march briefing sponsored by
the American Jewish Congress
at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel
here. More than 200 Jews
some from as far away as
California followed the
AJCongress banner to join the
throngs marching up Constitu-
tion Avenue to the rolling lawn
of the Capitol.
There the colorful parade of
women, men and children
both seasoned activists and
first-time protesters
gathered to wave banners and
Bear speeches by politicians
and celebrities in support of
freedom of choice.
The demonstration sur-
passed some of the largest
ever held in Washington,
including the December 1987
solidarity march for Soviet
Jewry, which drew 200,000.
Forty-two rabbinical and
cantorial students'from the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
the Conservative rabbinical
training institution, were
among those who crowded
onto buses before dawn for the
ride to Washington.
Women's American ORT, a
co-sponsor of the march, and
the American Jewish Commit-
tee sent contingents, as did
synagogues from throughout
the East. Jews were also rep-
resented by the Religious Coal-
ition for Abortion Rights, an
intergroup organization.
"Some of our opponents
have claimed that choice is not
a Jewish response," said Feld-
man of NCJW as the Capitol
rotunda loomed behind tier.
"To those critics I say: Read
the Talmud, the Jewish book of
law. In Judaism, the mother's
rights always come first."
Feldman and others also
voiced objections to abortion
opponents who compare the
effects of legalized abortion to
the Holocaust. Among the
handful of abortion opponents
Continued on Page 8
special Soviet Jewry absorp-
tion campaign on a 50-50 basis:
50 percent for the local U.S.
communities, and 50 percent
for "overseas needs."
"In practice," Dinitz
explained angrily, "that means
25 percent for Israel."
This is because "overseas
needs" means both Israel and
the Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society and the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee, the two agen-
cies most actively involved in
aid for Soviet Jewish emi-
"From a Zionist standpoint,
from an Israeli standpoint and
from the standpoint of UJA's
raison d'etre this is abso-
lutely unacceptable."
Dinitz said he is demanding a
full 50 percent for Israel's
absorption needs. This, he
said, would accurately reflect
the traditional breakdown of
UJA-Federation appeal funds
between local needs and
Moreover, he said, it was on
this understanding that the
WZO executive had supported
last December the idea of a
Continued on Page 5
Elections Urged
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Bush admin-
istration expressed little concern that Pales-
tinians and other Arab leaders appear to have
rejected Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir's proposal for elections in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip.
"It is not unusual in the beginning of a
process for different parties to stake out
more extreme positions," said department
spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler.
The Shamir proposal, made during his
meeting with President Bush at the White
House would have the Palestinians living in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip elect represen-
tatives for negotiations with Israel on self-
rule in the territories.
Bush endorsed the proposal, which would
eventually lead to negotiations on the final
status of the territories.
Although the Palestine Liberation Organi-
zation has rejected the plan, Tutwiler
stressed her remarks were not aimed specifi-
cally at the PLO.
"We have said that this is a step-by-step
process; you have to crawl before you walk, '
she said. "Prime Minister Shamir came with
an idea that we believe has potential."
Tutwiler said there are a lot of questions to
explore about the proposal during the days
and weeks ahead. "We are asking all those
who are committed to peace to give us a
chance to explore and develop these ideas,"
she said.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HollywoodFriday, April 21, 1989
Modern Day Redemption
From Spiritual Slavery
12 Refuseniks Receive Permission
The central theme that
runs through the Passover lit-
urgy is the requirement that
the Jew re-experience for him-
self the biblical miracle of
redemption from slavery.
The seder ritual makes this
clear eating the matzah,
lasting the bitter herbs, drink-
ing four cups of wine, reclining
on a pillow all re-enact
stages in the transition from
subjugation to freedom.
Less well known is the cus-
tom of re-experiencing the
ancient Israelites' crossing of
the Red Sea on the seventh
day of Passover: some Hasidic
groups go so far as to pour
water on the floor and jump
over it, coming as close as
possible to the tangible experi-
ence of our ancestors.
This year, Jews will have
an even more vivid way of
appropriating the Exodus
experience for themselves.
Under gUumoitt, the gates of
the Soviet Union have been
thrown open, and Jews are
using the opportunity to
stream out.
If the January and February
emigration figures hold up for
the rest of the year, more than
.'{(.(Kit) Jews will depart the
Soviet Union in 19811.
Clearly, the movement out
of the Soviet Union is nothing
less than a transformation
from slavery to freedom. In
their native land, these Jews
suffered educational and occu-
pational discrimination, and
were severely restricted in the
practice of their religion and
the development of their cul-
Once in the West whether
in Israel, the United States or
elsewhere they enjoy equal
educational and economic
rights as well as the freedom
to live Jewish lives.
Hut as anyone familiar with
the biblical account of the Exo-
dus knows, emancipation from
bondage is only the beginning
of a long redemptive process.
When tlie Israelites wen-
slaves, their Egyptian masters
took care of their basic needs.
In return for obedient subser-
vience, the slaves did not have-
to worry about food, water and
Once FREE, however.
they had to adjust to a new
situation where there was no
master on whom to rely. The
Torah recounts a series of bit-
ter complaints directed at
Moses about the hardships
.that freedom had brought.
^ It is no surprise, then, that
(instead of solving all problems.
5the new mass emigration of
^Soviet Jewry has raised new
Where shall the Soviet Jews
ago? The State of Israel, estab-
lished as a haven for Jews
^frorn around the world, would
j? gladly welcome them and
they were allowed out of the
^Soviet Union on the basis of
^Israeli visas.
But less than 10 percent
S want to go there, most of the
others preferring the United
-.States. Are the efforts of
American Jews to aid Soviet
S Jewish resettlement in the
m United States undermining
Israel, or are such actions
heroic examples of traditional
Jewish solicitude for brothers
and sisters in distress?
Assuming that it is proper
for American Jews to help
Soviet Jews enter this coun-
try, how shall they prevail
upon the American govern-
ment to let more in?
The number of Jewish emi-
grants waiting in Europe to
enter this country surpass the
number of refugee slots allot-
ted by law. Proposals to shift
open slots from other parts of
the world to the Soviet Union
may create friction among the
different refugee organiza-
How will the emigration and
resettlement be funded? Fed-
eral allocations for this pur-
pose are insufficient, and the
widespread sentiment for cut-
ting government expenditures
makes it unlikely that enough
money will be appropriated.
The burden, then, will
fall on American Jewry. The
United Jewish Appeal has
announced a $75 million "Pas-
sage to Freedom" drive to
meet this need. There is no
way of knowing, at the present
time, whether this fund-rais-
ing initiative will draw con-
tributions away from other
worthy causes.
What is the best way to
encourage the Soviet Union to
keep its gates open for the
emigrants to leave? Should
there Ik- economic concessions,
such as an easing up on Ameri-
can trade restrictions with the
Soviet Union, to signal the
Kremlin that we appreciate its
new approach?
Or do the Soviet rulers view
concessions as a sign of weak-
ness and respond only to the
loud voice of protest?
Not all the problems gener-
ated by this modern-day Exo-
dus are political and economic.
Just as the biblical Israelites'
emancipation was a step on the
road to the spiritual experi-
ence at Mount Sinai, where
they received the Torah, so too
the struggle for the physical
freedom of Soviet Jews must
not ignore matters of the
Recognizing the reality that
many Jews will stay in the
Soviet Union despite the op-
tion to emigrate, what can we
do to further the tentative
steps that have already been
taken to revive Jewish religi-
ous, educational and cultural
life there?
And it would be less than
honest to ignore the fact that,
for all our success in getting
Soviet Jews out, we have
failed, for the most part, in
inducing them to participate in
American Jewish life.
According to the Passover
hagaddah, "In each generation
one is required to see oneself
as if he went out of Egypt."
Our generation of Jews are
eyewitnesses to such an Exo-
dus. It is up to us to muster the
wisdom to deal successfully
with the complications that
freedom brings.
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Twelve refuseniks, many of
them denied permission to
emigrate for several years
because of their alleged know-
ledge of "state secrets,"
received permission to leave
the Soviet Union last week,
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry announced.
They comprise the largest
single group to be granted
visas at one time since the
November 1988 large-scale
permissions made as a good-
will gesture prior to Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev's
visit to Washington.
The group includes long-
term refuseniks, such as Alex-
ander Piatetsky, waiting 15
years, and Mark Berenfeld, 12
years, as well as Vadim Plos-
kikh, who was refused on
secrecy grounds as recently as
June 1988 and told that he
would nave to wait until 1993.
Ploskikh's wife and children
are already living in Israel.
Other "secrecy" refuseniks
to get permission are Mikhail
Gurfink, Boris Lifshits, Ilya
Pinsker and Georgi Pozonia-
kov. all of Moscow.
Also, Don Koslenko of
Odessa, an eight-year refuse-
nik who received and was then
denied permission.
From Leningrad, Inna Gor-
enshtain, a 12-year refusenik;
Valery Spitovsky, waiting
eight years; and Mikhail
Yusim, 11 years.
And from the Ukrainian city
of Zaporozhe, World War II
decorated veteran Naum
Rabinovich, a seven-year refu-
senik who last year was told he
would not be allowed to leave
before 1996.
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Piano Concert
Israel Hands Over
Terrorist to Cypress
GENEVA (JTA) Five of
the 15 presumed terrorist
Israeli marines captured on a
boat bound from Lebanon to
Cyprus have been handed over
to International Committee of
the Red Cross delegates in
A spokesman for the ICRC
here confirmed that the per-
sons turned over to the Red
Cross delegates in the security
zone in southern Lebanon
include two Lebanese and
three Palestinians. The 10
others will be allowed visits by
the ICRC after 14 days of
Art Gala '89
The Michael-Ann Russell
Jewish Community Center will
present "Art Gala '89" Satur-
day evening, May 13, at the
Eden Roc Hotel.
The Gala will include dinner,
music and art for sale, includ-
ing Judaica, crafts, jewelry,
graphics and sculpture. Guest
artist will be Chaim Goldberg.
A JC Asks For Halt Of School Prayers
The American Jewish Con-
gress Southeast Region, in a
etter to Florida Education
Commissioner Betty Castor,
has requested that the com-
missioner compel school dis-
tricts to stop the practice of
allowing sectarian invocations
and locker room prayers prior
to high school football games.
The April 7 letter to the
Commissioner charges that
"Religious minorities, one of
which is Jewish, continue to be
harmed by these sectarian
prayers. Experience has
demonstrated to us that stu-
dents and parents who object
to these unlawful and discrim-
inatory practices will not come
forward to complain for fear of
being ostracized in their com-
Previously, the region had
written to 66 of the 67 Florida
school superintendents advis-
ing them of the Jager v. Doug-
las County School District
case, a U.S. Appeals Court
decision which ruled that sec-
tarian invocations prior to high
school football games are
unconstitutional. Only three
school districts responded to
the letters written this past
"We have reason to believe
that many school districts will
continue their unconstitutional
practices despite the Jager rul-
ing, said Richard F. Wolfson,
chairman of the Congress'
Southeast Region's Commis-
sion on Law and Social Action.
"The failure of so many school
districts to respond to our let-
ter appears to be indicative of
their disregard for this import-
ant church-state separation
matter," he added.
Excavating Tel Dan's
Ancient Past
The head of a bronze scep-
ter, believed to resemble the
gold scepter referred to in the
Book of Esther, is among the
finds uncovered by Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Insti-
tute of Religion at Tel Dan in
northern Israel.
HUC-JIR has been con-
ducting excavations at Tel
Dan, under the supervision of
Dr. Avraham Biran, director
of the College's Nelson Glueck
School of Biblical Archaeo-
logy, since 1974. Tel Dan has
been identified as the location
of the biblical city of Dan, one
of the royal cities in the King-
dom of Israel, and, before that,
of the Canaanite city of Laish,
which was conquered by the
ancient Israelites.
The bronze and silver scep-
ter head was found beneath an
altar, and it is speculated that
it may have belonged to a
priest at Dan. It is a few
centuries older than the scep-
ter mentioned in the Book of
Esther, where it is stated that
Queen Esther, "touched the
top of the scepter."
The extensive excavation of
Tel Dan uncovered five Early
Bronze Age strata of occupa-
tion, and evidence that the
tribe of Dan engaged in inten-
sive metal work. Significant
findings over the years also
include the "High Place,"
where both Canaanites and
Israelites erected their altars
for worship, and the 4,000-
year-old mud brick gate to
Laish, believed to be the oldest
such structure ever uncovered
in Israel.
This bronze and silver scepter
head was uncovered by Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion excavators at Tel
Dan in northern Israel. It is
believed to resemble the gold
scepter referred to in the Book
of Esther.
Menachem Pressler
Pianist Menahem Pressler
will play in concert for the
final offering of this season's
Temple Sinai Cultural Series
Wednesday, May 10,
7:30 p.m., at the temple, 1201
Johnson Street, Hollywood.
Pressler's program will
include works by Beethoven,
Rasel and Chopin.
General admission is $12.50
per ticket; $10 for senior citi-
zens and $7 for students.
For information: 920-1577.
Born On Purim
Benjamin Gottlieb
Dr. Frederic and Karen
Gottlieb of Hollywood became
parents of a son, Benjamin
Abraham, March 21, at 6:15
p.m. The baby weighed 9 lbs.
15 oz. at birth and was 22 inchs
Born on Purim, his bris was
celebrated in the park at sun-
set with 85 friends and rela-
tives. Rabbi Seif performed
the ceremony.
Library Programs
An art lecture, a musical
performance and a tax work-
shop will be presented Tues-
day, April 25, 2 p.m. The pro-
gram is sponsored by the
Friends of the Hallandale
A musical variety show pre-
sented by the Hollywood Pop
Orchestra, Hal Perm, conduc-
tor, will start at 2 p.m. Thurs-
day, April 27.
An IRS Small Businesses
Tax Workshop, conducted by
Maxine Kane, will be held from
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April
For information: 454-5353.
Coping .With
Cancer Group
The South Broward Unit of
the American Cancer Society
offers an ongoing weekly sup-
port group for cancer patients
and their families. Coping
With Cancer meets every
Wednesday, 7 p.m. in the Con-
ference Room of the American
Cancer Society, 4238 Hollyw-
ood Blvd., Suite 205.
Cancer patients and their
families have an opportunity
to discuss their feelings, anxie-
ties and fears with a trained
No appointment is necessary
and the meeting is free.
For information: 983-5118 or
Singles' Plans
The Temple Sinai Young Sin-
gles, ages 20s and 30s, have
scheduled several springtime
On Sunday, April 23, the
group will hold a bowling night
at the Parkway Bowling Cen-
ter in Miramar. Admission for
the 7 p.m. activity is $5.
On Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m.,
the Temple Sinai Young Sin-
gles will join with other single
groups for a dance at the
South Florida Racquet and
Sports club, Ft. Lauderdale. A
disc jockey will provide the
music. Admission is $7 and
includes snacks and prizes.
The singles group will hold a
Kicnic and barbecue Sunday,
[ay 28, 11 a.m. at T-Y Park,
Pavilion No. 5, Hollywood.
Admission is $5 and volleyball
and other activities will take
For information: 893-2465.
Soviet-Israeli Exchange
JERUSALEM (JTA) Hebrew University recently concluded
an academic exchange agreement with two institutions of higher
learning in Soviet Georgia.
The agreement, with the State University in Tbilisi and the
Georgian Academy of Sciences, was worked out during a recent
visit to Israel by a delegation of Georgian academics. The
delegation was headed by Professor Andria Apakidze, vice
president of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.
The agreement calls for exchange visits by students and
faculty members, as well as cooperation in such research
projects as the history and culture of Georgian Jewry and the
cultural development of Georgian Jewry in Israel.
Edward Don And Co
2240 S.W. 45 St.
Ft. Lauderdale 983-3000
Happy Passover

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HollywoodFriday, April 21, 1989
Problems and Solutions
Nearly 50 years ago to the day, the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency reported from Cairo that
Dr. Chaim Weizman, president of the Jewish
Agency for Palestine, "left for Jerusalem this
morning after a one-day visit here during
which he conferred with Premier Mohammed
Mahmoud Pasha and other Egyptian Arab
leaders on a possible settlement of the Pales-
tine problem.
"The Zionist leader was quoted as promising
to return for further conversations. .
Five decades later, the legatees to the
"Palestine problem" are seeking solutions
In the past week, Cairo's supreme represen-
tative came to Washington, as did the prime
minister of the State of Israel.
Messages were mixed: in a joint statement
which President George Bush issued together
with President Hosni Mubarak, the concern
about Palestinian political rights was
addressed in a most aggressive fashion. Two
days later, the president agreed publicly with
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir that there was
no discussion of a separate Palestinian entity,
which both dismiss out-of-hand.
Rather than casting the American presi-
dent's remarks in paradoxical or contradictory
light, the press reports should be viewed for
what they are .
Returning for further conversations.
If the president representing the United
States is to remain as the honest broker in
striking any deal between and among the
warring factions in the administered territor-
ies, it must keep avenues for dialogue open.
To do so requires grandstanding and public
support. President Bush's early remarks, sup-
posedly in consonance with President Mub-
arak's, were not really very far off the Camp
David mark, despite their bombast.
That the message also contained the inter-
national need for Israel to remove itself from
the territories is not earth-shaking. Israel,
itself, has acknowledged that it will withdraw
its heavy military presence should free elec-
tions and subsequent self-administration take
Critics should not be too quick to damn the
press releases. Should movement result from
last week's meetings, should current turbu-
lence cease in the territories, then, the further
conversations and the reportage that followed
will have been positive.
Passover's Eternal Message
This year's eternal message of freedom,
which is the central theme of Passover, has
special significance.
While we celebrate the continuing emi-
gration of Soviet Jews in the tens of thou-
sands, we are wary that the present mood of
glasnost and pereatroika (openness and
restructuring) might be the western-like whim
of a particular Soviet leader and no more.
While we. in the Diaspora, support whole-
ol South Broward
heartedly the coalition government of the
State of Israel, we are aware of the stiff-
necked appearance in the media of a particular
party in power.
While we bemoan the fact that the Pales-
tinian question has not been resolved in the 40
years since the partition by international
mandate, we are cognizant that Israel's free-
dom to be must also include the freedom to live
without terrorism and fear, terrorists and
While we are aware the Pesach focuses on
physical freedom, we are aware that the
spiritual and philosophical freedoms that free
men and women are supposed to enjoy have
been thwarted and limited in the Oriental and
Occidental worlds of late.
We pray for the redemption, therefore, of all
who are oppressed. May they come and eat at
our table of plenty in a worldwide atmosphere
of freedom and absence of tyranny. And, if not
before, then .
. Next year in Jerusalem.
Potential and Practicality
Of Palestinian Self-Rule
The time has come for Presi-
dent George Bush to select
between two choices: support
the establishment of a Pales-
tinian state; or accept an
agreed upon formula for "self-
Israel lacks defensible depth;
she is totally exposed. If a
Palestinian state is estab-
lished, the slightest incident
with it will necessitate immedi-
ate retaliation or even a defen-
sible invasion that might result
in enormous Palestinian
casualties and possibly lead to
mass escape of its population.
A situation like that can be
described only as intentional
creation of lack of security.
On the other hand, if "Self-
Rule" is agreed upon, the ter-
ritories under it will serve as a
buffer zone in the very positive
sense of the word, and could
become a bridge to compre-
hensive peace between Arabs
and Jews.
If the PLO really cares for
the Palestinian masses, their
well being and their safety, as
precondition to any national
progress, they will adopt this
rational plan tomorrow. It will
ensure a prosperous "Self-
Ruled" territory west of the
Jordan river and a future
Palestinian state east of the
river that will evolve under
peaceful conditions.
Therefore, the president
should influence the Arab lead-
ers and his European allies to
advise the PLO to take the
following steps:
Revoke its charter, or the
parts referring to Israel.
Stop all demands for an
international peace confer-
Demand immediate direct
talks with Israel on the basis of
Issue an appeal for direct
peace negotiations among all
the Arab states and Israel.
Immediately thereafter, to
ask Israel, upon acceptance by
the PLO, to:
Declare readiness to nego-
tiate with the PLO (or any
Palestinians) on self-rule in the
Set the time and-place for
Define the areas where the
Israeli army will not be pre-
sent, as long as there is order
and the situation is calm.
Stop all new settlements in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Issue an invitation to all
Arab states for direct peace
If the government in
power, at the time of accep-
tance by the PLO, refuses to
enter direct negotiations, then
to appeal for an election or a
referendum by the Israeli elec-
torate to decide on that issue.
The president wants to calm
things, not to exaccerbate the
situation. A regional process
must be set in motion. Buffer
zones via self-rule will be the
ideal tool for that policy. Only
this format can interlace the
securities of Israel and the
Palestinians. Each will be
interested that it will not be
disturbed by outsiders. In
short, it will become cement
for peace in the entire region.
This solution is not only
practical realpolitik but it
is just and right for all. Hope-
fully the president will find the
correct answer and will prove
himself a courageous leader
who will bring peace to the
entire area.
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Volume 19
Number 8
'Illegal' Sailors Sought for Reunion
Participants in an "illegal" landing of Hungarian and Bulgar-
ian immigrants in Palestine on the night of May 19 1939 are
planning a meeting on the 50th anniversary of that event.
With 300 Jews on board, the Aegeos Nicholaios set sail from
. !Ei\?U gam m Apr,'' 0f that year Two nghts before they
landed, they were transferred at sea to a smaller ship. In
Palestine, they were rounded up by the British Army, but set
free within several days. ''
The participants or their descendants are asked to send their
names and addresses to the Organizing Committee, c/o Baruch
Weisbrod (Lavan), Yehud, POB 188, Israel.

Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 5
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Angeles and Chicago for the
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the vast majority of Jews do
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Dinitz denied that his declar-
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cerbate what many observers
believe is an ongoing weaken-
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linking the federation leader-
ship and the Jewish Agency.
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this as part of a growing and
disturbing trend of Dias-
pora/Israel polarization.
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Healing the Rift of
Interdenominational Divide
A NATIONAL organization
" committed to healing the
wounds created by interdeno-
minational rivalries in Jewish
life is developing local groups
of rabbis from all four rabbini-
cal denominations who meet
monthly for dialogue on a
range of ideological issues.
There are now eight such
groups of Orthodox, Conserva-
tive, Reform and Reconstruc-
tionist rabbis, including
women rabbis, and more are
being formed, according to
Paul Jeser, executive vice
president of CLAL, the
National Jewish Center for
Learning and Leadership.
The co-founder and presi-
dent of CLAL is Rabbi Irving
(Yitz) Greenberg, a New York
Orthodox rabbi who has
warned repeatedly against the
threat to Jewry of denomina-
tional rivalries.
Jeser told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that CLAL is
the only national Jewish
organization that has interden-
ominational programming as a
major priority. He said Am
Eehad, CLAL's interdenomin-
ational department, and
Chevra, its interdenomina-
tional rabbinic project, are the
American Jewish community's
first major organized efforts in
this area.
Rabbi Shael Siegel, recently
named director of the Chevra
program, said Chevra chapters
are open also to Jewish acade-
micians. Chevra chapters have
been set up in Boston, New
York, Philadelphia, Washing-
ton, Dallas, Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Chicago.
Eric Levine, associate direc-
tor of Am Echad, explained
that Jewish academicians are
scholars who have significant
impact on the Jewish commun-
ity through their writings and
teachings on Jewish issues. He
estimated that from 10 to 25
percent of the membership of
Chevra chapters are non-
rabbinic Jewish scholars.
As far back at 1981, Levine
said, CLAL leaders and other
Jews sympathetic to Green-
berg's approach recognized
that there was an urgent need
for a unique forum that would
allow rabbis and scholars to
engage in dialogue or study on
divisive interdenominational
issues, such as the "Who Is a
Jew" controversy.
A similar goal is sought in
national conferences, con-
vened annually. Such gather-
ings of rabbis and scholars
have taken place in Los
Angeles and New York. The
next one is planned for Stam-
ford, Conn.
Levine said such forums,
whether in local chapter meet-
ings or national conclaves, pro-
vide an opportunity for partici-
pants to meet quietly to dis-
cuss means of solving disputes,
without public observation of
rabbinic participants.
He said participation in such
activities often presents diffi-
culties for Orthodox rabbis. He
said more and more chapters
are "going public" in identify-
ing members, but some chap-
ters are still careful about ano-
nymity of members because of
the sensitivity of Orthodox
rabbinical members.
There is more reluctance
among Orthodox rabbis than
others to joining the study
groups, Levine said, but every
Chevra chapter has Orthodox
rabbinical participation.
Chapters meet monthly for
periods of one to two hours.
Bach chapter develops its own
program with the general goal
of creating respect among rep-
resentatives of each denomina-
tion for the outlook of the
other participants.
The view of CLAL program
planners is that it is not
enough to teach participants
about the history or the philo-
sophies of the respective
groups. It is also necessary to
enhance communication, unde-
rstanding and interpersonal
relationships across denomina-
tional lines.
The chapter participants do
not simply study, Levine said.
"We refer to it as study and
dialogue. The purpose is prob-
lem solving."
One may not see a dramatic
global resolution to major divi-
sive problems confronting
Jews as a religious entity
emerging from a Chevra chap-
ter meeting or from a national
conference, Levine said.
But "one should not mini-
mize the importance of individ-
ual relationships growing out
of these local meetings," he
He said Chevra chapter
meetings bring together rabbis
to examine halachic problems
out of which rancorous dis-
putes have previously devel-
oped. The chapter members
are "seeking common solu-
tions for common problems."
One Orthodox rabbi was
quoted by Levine as explaining
his interest in the Chevra
chapter program in these
words: "I want to be involved
in this level of interdenomina-
tional dialogue, because I con-
sider these issues crucial to the
quality of Jewish life and sur-
vival, and I felt it was a per-
sonal responsiblity to become
Levine said there is "a paral-
lel thrust" in CLAL programs
toward lay people and profes-
sionals in Jewish communal
service. There are many one-
day conferences built around
individual workshops, among
many ongoing CLAL pro-
Rabbi Siegel said Chevra is
not formally linked with any of
the denominations.
PLO Seeks New
UN Recognition
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion will ask to be admitted as
a member state at the up-
coming annual meeting of the
World Health Organization,
according to diplomatic
sources here.
WHO, a United Nations
body, convenes its annual con-
ference May 8. If the PLO
request is granted, the PLO
will then have the right to
The Israeli mission to the
European headquarters of the
United Nations here is aware
of this possibility and has
already started to pressure
Israel's friends to oppose the
PLO motion.
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READY FOR TV. U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, left,
talks with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir prior to
appearing on ABC-TV's Sunday morning program "This
Week With David Brinkley." Shamir was in Washington,
D.C. for talks with Pres. George Bush. (APIWide World
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Tax Hike for Top Earners
Cabinet decided to raise taxes
in the top bracket, despite
strong opposition from Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
other Likud ministers.
The majority accepted
Finance Minister Shimon
Peres' proposal to raise the
highest level of personal
income tax from 48 to 51 per-
The vote, in which the reli-
gious ministers lined up with
Feres, followed a vituperative
exchange between the Labor-
ite finance minister and his
predecessor, Moshe Nissim
of Likud, who headed the
Treasury in the previous
Nissim, now a minister with-
out portfolio, charged that the
measure would erode public
confidence in the govern-
ment's tax policy. He insisted
it was economically and psy-
chologically important to allow
people to keep more than half
of what they can earn.
A key measure of Nissim's
economic policy was reduction
of the top rate from 60 to 48
But Peres accused him of
"leaving me with a burnt-out
economy." He demanded that
Nissim "stop breathing down
my neck and let me get on with
my job."
The defection of the rejigi-
ous ministers from their usual
alliance with Likud fueled new
media speculation that Labor
may break up the present coa-
lition and try to form a nar-
row-based government with
the Orthodox parties.
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Survivors To
Recreate "Voyage
Of The Damned"
Some 40 survivors of the
ill-fated German liner, St.
Louis will come to Miami
Beach this June to help to
create a portion of the snip's
voyage as immortalized in the
movie, "Voyage of the
The event will mark the 50th
anniversary of the sail which
started from Hamburg in 1939
with more than 900 Jewish
refugees, who were trying to
escape Hitler's persecution by
emigrating to Cuba.
The ship was not allowed to
dock in Havana and was even-
tually forced to turn back to
Europe when the Cuban gov-
ernment, and the rest of the
world, refused to let the refu-
gees land. Fifty years later
on Sunday, June 4 the survi-
vors will land in Miami Beach
after cruising off the Florida
coast for about three hours in a
small cruiseship, that will be
renamed the St. Louis. A flo-
tilla of boats will follow the
vessel along the international
Quinn To Star
In Parker Play
Two-time Academy Award
winner Anthony Quinn will
return to the stage in Lee
Blessing's "A Walk in the
Woods,' slated as one of the
presentations in the 1989-90
Fort Lauderdale Broadway
Series produced by the PACE
Theatrical Group of Florida.
Scheduled at the Parker
Playhouse for Feb. 20 March
11, 1989 the 1988 Broadway
hit play will be preceded on the
season's line-up at the Ft.
Lauderdale theater by "Me
and My Girl," Nov. 28 Dec.
17, 1989; "Grover's Corners"
starring Mary Martin, Dec. 19
- Jan. 7; and Neil Simon's
"Rumors," Jan. 23 Feb. 11.
The rest of the season includes
"The Cocktail Hour," March
13 April 1; and "Nunsense,"
starring Dody Goodman, April
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headquarters at Beit Jahun, a crossing point from north to
south Lebanon, inside the Israel self-proclaimed security
zone. The little boy was with the Lebanese refugees fleeing the
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NCCJ Workshop For High Schoolers
High school students from
Broward County and Boca
Raton Beach will attend the
annual high school Human
Relations Workshop, spon-
sored by the Broward National
Conference of Christians and
Jews, Sunday, April 30, 12:30-
7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn
Conference Center in Planta-
tion. There is no charge for the
workshop, which includes sup-
With a theme of "Doing
Your Part in Learning to Live
Together," the workshop will
bring together students of dif-
ferent racial, religious and eth-
nic groups to help prepare
them for leadership positions
of the future. Through get-
acquainted exercises and dis-
cussions, the students will
learn more about persons of
other groups; gain insight
about stereotyping and preju-
dice; and understand and
appreciate the racial, religious
and cultural differences of the
American pluralistic society.
Featured in the program will
be a Yom Hashoah commemo-
ration, conducted by the stu-
Leading the discussion
groups will be Dr. Nancy
Kalen, director of educational
planning, Broward County
Schools; Solomon Stephens,
administrative assistant to the
superintendent, Office of
Equal Opportunities, Broward
County Schools; attorney
Porcher Taylor; and Selma
Telles, a certified human rela-
tions trainer.
Interested high school stu-
dents may call the NCCJ
office, 749-4454, for applica-
tion forms.
Pro-Choice March
Continued from Page 1
who faced the crowds were
some waving banners reading
"Abortion makes Hitler look
Some Stars of David were
also included in a mock
"cemetery" for fetuses
erected by anti-abortion activ-
ists near the demonstration
Responding to the Holocaust
comparison, Henry Siegman.
executive director of AJCon-
gress, said, "If Auschwitz and
the concentration camps hold a
lesson, it is this: that sacred-
ness of life is diminished most
at the point when an individual
loses control over his or her
own body or destiny."
A number of Jewish organi-
zations have joined in a friend-
of-the-court brief urging the
Supreme Court not to over-
turn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade
decision, which declared a
woman's choice to have an
abortion a constitutionally pro-
tected right.
The court will begin hearing
a challenge to Roe vs. Wade by
the state of Missouri on April
Mack Bill Links PLO
Actions To U.S. Talks
Senators Connie Mack (R-
Fla.) and Joseph Lieberman
(D-Conn.) have introduced leg-
islation calling on the adminis-
tration to hold the Palestine
Liberation organization to cer-
tain commitments or end talks
with that group.
The Mack-Lieberman bill
requires the administration to
provide periodic reports to
Congress on actions the PLO
should take, including: dis-
banding terrorist units and
deleting calls for Israel's
destruction from its covenant.
The bill also calls on Arab
states to recognize Israel and
lift economic boycotts, and to
evict any faction of the PLO
that engages in terrorism.
As Senator Mack explained,
"Yasir Arafat comes to the
West and talks about Mideast
peace while other PLO officers
are talking about Mideast ter-
rorism. Let's not allow Arafat
to lure the U.S. into a policy of
complacency toward the PLO
while it continues to support
an objective that threatens
Israel's security."
The U.S.'s Mideast policy,
Mack said, should not be based
on the PLO's semantics, but
on its deeds.
Mack charged that since
December, 1988 when the
PLO said it would recognize
Israel, there have been at least
seven attempted terrorist
incursions into Israel by PLO
member groups. This past Jan-
uary, Mack noted, Arafat
threatened "ten bullets in the
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"Annie Get Your Gun," Irv-
ing Berlin's American musical
treasure starring Tony Award
winner Donna McKechnie, is
closing the '88-'89 season at
Fort Lauderdale's Parker
Presented by the PACE
Theatrical Group of Florida,
the production will remain at
the theater through April 30.
McKechnie, who received
her "Tony" for her role in "A
Chorus Line," is starring as
Annie Oakley. She is a recent
recipient of a Drama-Logue
Award for her performance in
the same play at San Fran-
cisco's Geary Theatre.
Boca Raton's own actress/
vocalist/producer Jan McArt,
Continued from Page 1
the PLO leadership regards
such elections as an Israeli
attempt to keep the organiza-
tion out of the political game,
it recognizes that elections
could give the organization
legitimacy, as it appears cer-
tain that PLO supporters
would emerge the victors.
Visiting the Congo last
weekend, PLO leader Yasir
Arafat said he would agree to
the elections if the Israel
Defense Force withdrew from
the territories, and if the elec-
tions were held under interna-
tional supervision.
Arafat's view was echoed by
Palestinian Professor Sari
Nusseibeh of Bir Zeit Univer-
sity. He said elections would
be possible only if part of a
bigger scheme, which would
include an imminent Israeli
withdrawal from the territor-
ies and the convening of an
international conference.
Annie" Hits Local Theater
is making a special guest
appearance as "Dolly Tate,"
and three young members of
Palm Beach's Poinciana Chil-
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New National Women's
Organization Head From Palm Beach
Beverly Davis, of Palm
Beach, has been elected Presi-
dent of the Leadership Confer-
ence of National Jewish
Women's Organizations. Davis
Beverly Davis
is a past international presi-
dent of B'nai B'rith Women.
At its annual meeting, the
conference, an umbrella
organization comprising the 12
major Jewish women's organi-
zations with a constituency of
2.5 million members, also
elected Gloria Elbling, current
president of Na'amat USA, as
secretary treasurer.
The Leadership Conference,
which sponsors the Women's
Plea for Soviet Jewry each
year, is comprised of the
American Jewish Congress;
Amit Women; B'nai B'rith
Women; Emunah Women of
America; Hadassah; National
Council of Jewish Women;
National Federation of Temple
Sisterhoods; National Ladies
Auxiliary, Jewish War Vet-
erans; Na'amat USA;
Women's American ORT;
Women's Branch, Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions; and Women's League
for Conservative Judaism.
Auschwitz SS Guard Deported
U.S. Attorney General Dick
Thornburgh, has announced
the deportation to Austria of
Josef Eckert, 75, a native of
Austria-Hungary, who has
been living in La Puenta, CA.
Eckert was deported on the
basis of his service as an armed
SS guard at Auschwitz, where
he guarded prisoners, includ-
ing those newly arrived on
transport trains. He had been
living in the U.S. since 1956.
Thornburgh pointed out that
Eckert's deportation was
brought about by the exem-
plary efforts of Justice Depart-
ment official Michael S. Bern-
stein, who lost his life in the
December, 1988, Pam Ameri-
can Flight 103 explosion while
returning from negotiations
with the Austrian govern-
ment. Bernstein was assistant
deputy director of the depart-
ment's Office of Special Inves-
tigations (OSI), which pursues
former Nazis who may have
participated in war crimes.
B'nai B'rith Women members, above, many accompanied by husbands, neighbors and friends,
were among the estimated 300,000 people who marched in Washington Sunday, April 9, for
abortion rights. The march drew a mixed crowd including grandmothers and college students,
lifelong civil rights activists and representatives of synagogues, churches and other religious
organizations. Showing solidarity with the demonstration in the nation's capital, B'nai B'rith
Women members marched in cities across the nation from Boca Raton to Kansas City to San
Francisco expressing their belief in a woman's right to have reproductive freedom. The national
organization has also signed onto a number of amicus briefs seeking to preserve the rights
guaranteed under the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, and circulated petitions which have been
forwarded to their State Attorney Generals.
Reform Synagogues' Efforts
Free Imprisoned South African
Molefse Tsele, leading Lu-
theran anti-apartheid activist
held without trial for more
than two years under South
Africa's emergency regula-
tions, has been freed here fol-
lowing a campaign in his be
half by the Washington, D.C.
based Religious Action Center
of Reform Judaism. Rev. Tsele,
a black parson in the South
African Lutheran Church, was
the second of two foes of apar-
theid in South Africa who had
been "adopted" by the Religi-
ous Action Center's last year
and released from prison.
The Religious Action Cen-
ter's "Prisoners of Apartheid"
project is headed by Nobel
Prize winning author Elie Wie-
sel, actor/singer Harry Bela-
fonte and Reps. John Conyers
(D.-Mich.) and Sam Gejdenson
(D.-Conn.). The campaign on
behalf of the two prisoners
was launched last April and
members of the Reform move-
ment's 824 synagogues in the
U.S. and Canada were urged
to write to South Africa's
ambassador to the U.S., gov-
ernment officials in South
Africa, the White House, State
Department and their own
senators and representatives.
Protecting the
Italy May Upgrade PLO Status
ROME (JTA) Italy will
soon upgrade the Palestine
Liberation Organization's dip-
lomatic status, the PLO repre-
sentative here said in an inter-
"The question has been
under discussion and now we
are in the phase of defining the
new terminology," Nemer
Hammad told the newspaper
La Repubblica.
"A number of formulations
have been examined, among
them 'general delegation of
Palestine' or 'permanent dele-
gation of the Palestinian
state,' he said.
But Hammad, who said he
will meet with Italian Foreign
Minister Giulio Andreotti, said
he does not believe Italy will
actually recognize a Palestin-
ian state in the near future.
"I think that the status of
the PLO representation in
Italy will be raised, in a way
that will be a step forward
with respect to the current
situation, without, however,
going all the way to full recog-
nition," he said.
Hammad's interview was
published a week after a dele-
gation from the Italian Parlia-
ment went to Tunisia to meet
with PLO leader Yasir Arafat.
"Undoubtedly that repre-
sented a manifestation on the
part of the Italian people, rep-
resented by their Parliament,
of a recognition of the Pales-
tinian people and their right to
self-determination and a
state," he said.
In Athens, meanwhile, the
Greek Foreign Ministry is
coming under pressure from
Arab diplomats to recognize
Israel and a Palestinian state
The Arabs are said to want
such a move to take place
before the June 18 elections in
Greece. They fear the incum-
bent Socialist Party of scandal-
ridden Prime Minister
Andreas Papandreou will lose
to the opposition Liberal
Party, which favors normaliz-
ing relations with Israel and
opposes recognizing the pro-
claimed Palestinian state.
Kostas Mitsotakis, the Lib-
eral Party Leader, reiterated
that, if elected, his party would
recognize Israel immediately
upon taking office and would
follow the European Commun-
ity's lead with regard to the
proclaimed Palestinian state.
UJA Preu Service
The Gondar province in
Ethiopia is home to the major-
ity of the country's 15,000
Jews. It is here that the Amer-
ican Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee has been working
since 1984, maintaining a non-
discriminatory, non-sectarian
When JDC first arrived in
the Gondar region, its staff
found lands damaged from
years of planting without fer-
tilization and by insect infesta-
tion. The province's water sup-
ply was severely polluted.
There was neither electricity
nor industry. Since the efforts
began, a fragile ring of protec-
tion has grown outward in
concentric circles around the
village of Teda, at the center
of the region with its efforts
affecting 180,000 Ethiopians.
In the primary region, 6,457
farmers were given 250 metric
tons of sorghum, teff (wheat-
like) and chick-pea seed, 484
metric tons of fertilizer, and
1,615 oxen. Farmers were
taught to plow more effi-
ciently; as a result of proper
guidance, production
increased upward of 140 per-
cent in two years.
Farther from the primary
area, barley, wheat, and leg-
ume seeds were distributed to
32,230 farmers. But with
drought beginning this year,
these crops were badly
In addition to the agricul-
tural program, JDC sent two
veteran nurse-midwives to
operate its Teda Health Clinic.
Their mission is twofold: to aid
the populace and to train locals
as health workers. Thus, aside
from tending to patients, the
nurses work closely with 20
government-supported health
students who will operate the
clinic in the future and the six
smaller satellites currently
being built.
Along with construction of
the health clinic, there has
been a concerted effort to pro-
vide a clean water supply for
the region. In Teda, deep
water wells have been dug and
are now covered and faucet-
ted. Moreover, JDC funded the
town's electricity hookup
which will enable the construc-
tion of a bakery. A veterinary
clinic is nearing completion.
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Soviet Refuseniks Win Freedom
Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 11
A Soviet Jewish couple who
reside in Plantation, will soon
be reunited with their children
who have been detained in
Ladispoli, Italy, since the fall
of 1988.
Abram and Sophia Levkov,
who reside in Congressman
Smith's district, entered the
U.S. as refugees in January
1989. Their daughter, Mila,
her husband, Valre, and their
daughter, Marina Ferter, were
detained in Ladispoli, Italy,
because the U.S. Immigration
and Naturalization Service
(INS) denied their request for
refugee status visas.
In order to obtain refugee
status visas, "well founded
fear of persecution" must be
proven. In the case of the
Levkov and Ferter families,
the INS did acknowledge the
Levkov's fear of persecution,
and allowed them to travel to
the U.S. However, their chil-
dren, who faced the same cir-
cumstances, were denied refu-
gee status visas.
When Congressman Smith
learned that this family had
been divided by the U.S. gov-
ernment, he contacted U.S.
attorney General Richard
Thornburgh, the head of the
INS in Rome, Robert Eddy,
and the U.S. Ambassador for
Refugee Affairs Jonathan
Moore to protest the separa-
tion of this family.
The Ferter family is
expected to arrive in Florida
sometime this month. Smith
stated that "the conceern the
community showed for this
issue proves that people can
make a difference."
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Area Deaths
Nathan, a Hollywood resident, was
the husband of Rose (nee Gottfried);
father of Sheldon and Homer (Lois); and
grandfather of Jon, Pamela, Marc, Beth,
Clifford, Laura and the late Vicki. He is
also survived by four great-grand-
children. Services were held March 29 in
Helen F. (nee Forkosh), of Hallandale,
died March 31. at the age of 86. She had
been a member of Hadassah, B'nai B'rith
and Temple Beth El of Hollywood. She
was the wife of Dr. Joseph; mother of
Elaine (Arthur) Lassers and Sandee
(Shepard) Plotner: grandmother of
Harold (Pam) Lassers, Holly Plotner,
Martin (Josephine) Lassers and Michael
(Robin) Plotner; and great-grandmother
of Geoffrey and Alexander Lassers.
Grveside services were held at Temple
Beth El Memorial Gardens.
Shimon, of Davie, died at the age of 43.
Services were held in Israel, with
arrangements handled by Levitt-Wein-
Louis E., died April 1, in Hallandale. He
was the husband of Rose; father of
Barbara Kirsh and Linda Tepper; and
grandfather of Jody, Michael, Jeffrey,
Jonathan and Andrew. Services were
held in N.Y.C.
Henry D., of Hollywood, died at the age
of 72. Services were held under the
direction of Levitt-Weinstein.
Mary, of Hollywood, was a member of
the Jewish War Veterans, Victor B.
Freedman Post Auxiliary No. 613, B'nai
B'rith Amity Lodge, and American
Israeli Lighthouse. She is survived by her
son, Alan B. (Jill); grandchildren, Marc,
Daniel, Marni and Abby; and sisters,
Thelma Viders and Judith Blumenthal.
Services were in N.Y. with arrangements
handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Daniel, of Hallandale, died at the age of
77. He was the husband of June, the
resident of La Mer Shalom chapter of
'omen's League for Israel and a
national trustee. He is also survived by
two sons, Kenneth (Nancy) and Sanford
(Marline) Wagner; a sister, Ruth Vision;
and six grandchildren. Funeral arrange-
ments were handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Pauline, of Hollywood, died April 4. She
was the wife of the late Michael; mother
of Edward Tavlin and Bonnie Kay; sister
of Rose Rosenberg and Frances Mintz;
and grandmother of Stephen, Lisa,
Tammy, Sandy and Jill. Cryptside ser-
vices were held with arrangements by
Miriam, of Hollywood, was the wife of
the late Monroe; the mother of Toby
(Leonard) Grossman and Sheila (Alan)
Hersh; sister of Sylvia (Leonard) Meister
and Morris (Lorraine) Lefkowitz; and
grandmother of Jennifer Grossman and
Adam Hersh. Graveside services were
held April 9 at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
Charlotte, of Pembroke Pines, died April
7 at the age of 67. She was co-founder of
the Sandpiper chapter of Women's
American ORT. She is survived by her
husband, Lee; sons, Howard (Gerry) of
Cooper City, James (Lynn) of Bay Har-
bor; a sister, Rosalyn Siegel of Sunrise;
and four grandchildren, Leslie, Michael,
David and Todd. Services held. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Lev-
Perry, of Pembroke Pines, dies at the age
of 81. Services held. Arrangements han-
dled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Meyer G., of Pembroke Pines, died at the
age of 78. services held. Arrangements
handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Betty, of Hollywood, died at the age of
74. Services held. Arrangements Levitt-
? I I t | I I
April 21 6:29 p.m.
April 28 6:33 p.m.
May 5 6:36 p.m.
May 12 6:40 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling the Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord our
ELO-HEINU MELECH HO- Ghj King of the universe who
OLOM ASHER KID- hast sanctified us by thy com-
SHONU BEMITZ-VOSOV mandments and commanded
VETZI-VONU LE-HAD- us ^ kindle the Sabbath light.
Unterman Appointed
Judaic Specialist
Jeremiah Unterman, Ph.D.,
director of Jewish Studies at
Barry University, has been
appointed as a Judaica special-
ist on an international aca-
demic society in biblical stud-
ies. Dr. Unterman will serve
on the steering committee of
the history of exegesis section
of the Society of Biblical Liter-
A frequent lecturer at schol-
arly conferences and at col-
leges in the U.S. and Israel,
Prof. Unterman is a member
of the American Academy of
Religion, the Society of Bibli-
cal Literature, the World
Union of Jewish Studies, and
the Association for Jewish
He lived in Israel for eight
years and holds U.S. and Israel
Arthritis Group
Fund Raisers
On Tuesday, April 25, 5-8
p.m., the Arthritis Foundation
will receive 50 percent of all
food and beverages purchased
at the 110 Tower Club, across
from the Broward County
Courthouse. The public is wel-
come and valet parking is free
after 5 p.m.
The foundation's Florida
chapter, Southeast branch,
will host "The Great Arthritis
Getaway Cruise to Nowhere"
on Saturday, May 20, on board
the Discovery cruise ship out
of Port Everglades. There will
be seminars by certified rheu-
matologists, exercise demon-
strations and arthritis educa-
tion, as well as a buffet-style
breakfast and lunch and use of
the casinos.
For information: 484-5600.
Interfaith Tour Of
Israel And Rome
Members of Miami's Bet Shira
Congregation and St. Louis
Catholic Church will travel
together on an 18-day inter-
faith tour to Israel and Rome
this summer. The group leaves
Miami July 23 under the direc-
tion of Jeremiah Unterman,
Ph.D., director of Jewish Stud-
ies at Barry University.
The pilgrimage will bring
Jews and Catholics together in
understanding each others'
spirituality and experiences.
Catholic will watch their Jew-
ish companions pray at the
Western Wall; Jews will share
the experience of Catholics vis-
iting the Mount of Beatitudes
in Galilee. The tour includes a
stop in Rome.
Dr. Unterman, who was an
Israeli resident for eight years,
holds dual citizenship in Israel
and the U.S. and is knowlegea-
ble about Israeli history and
For information: 758-3392,
extension 524.
Freedom in Our Hands
JFS Elections;
Installations May 18
Elections to the Board of
Directors of the Jewish Family
Service of Broward County
were held recently at a board
meeting at the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauder-
Elected to the board for
1989-1990 were: Janice Ede-
lstein, Jesse Faerber, Ivy
Cowan Feinstein, Rabbi
Robert Frazin, Ruth Fried-
man, Michael Goodman, Aaron
Harel, Dr. Leonard Heimoff,
Carrie Kahn, Fran Klauber,
Tina Koenig, Bernard Kopet,
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz, Alan
M. Levy, Estelle Loewenstein,
Ronni Simon, Dr. Perry
Seider, Herb Tolpen and
Esther Wolfer.
Continuing on the board and
not standing for reelection
were: Lloyd Edelstein, Jeffrey
Herman, Susan Malter, Char-
lotte Padek, Ellen Platt, Bon-
nie Sobelman, Florence
Strauss and Life Board Mem-
ber Israel Resnikoff.
.New officers include:
Deborah F. Hahn, president;
Elaine Pittell, first vice presi-
dent: Laurence A. Greenberg,
second" vice president; Merle
Orlove, third vice president;
Mitchell Habib, treasurer; and
Barbara Y. Simonds, secret-
The officers and board of
directors will be installed at
JFS' annual meeting Thurs-
day, May 18, 7:30 p.m., at
Temple Solel in Hollywood.
The Ann White Theater Com-
pany will present improvisa-
tional vignettes dramatizing
everyday life and refresh-
ments will follow this meeting.
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Indictment of Jerusalem Arabs
Jerusalem Arabs were indicted
Tuesday for membership in the
supreme command of the
Palestinian uprising.
The two were indicted at the
military court in Lod, as two of
their friends remained in
detention, awaiting trial on the
same charge.
The four were arrested on
March 5. Thev are suspected
of having served since Dec. 18,
1988, as the top command of
the intifada, as the Palestin-
ians call their uprising.
The defendants brought to
trial Tuesday were Adnan Sha-
lalada, charged as the repre-
sentative of the Popular Front
for the Liberation in the
supreme command, and
Saman Khuri, charged as rep-
resenting the Democratic
Front for the Liberation of
Both groups are factions of
the Palestine Liberation
Organization. Membership in
the PLO is illegal in Israel and
the administered territories.
According to the charge
sheet, the two wrote the text
of several leaflets distributed
by the uprising leadership, dis-
tributed $1.5 million for vari-
ous activities, supervised the
work of 10 subcommittees of
the intifada command and ini-
tiated violent riots, including
rock-throwing and firebomb
Authorities, meanwhile, are
continuing with their effort to
engage local Palestinian lead-
ers in a political dialogue, in
the hope of creating an alter-
native leadership to the PLO.
Gen. Yitzhak Mordechai,
commander of the southern
front, which includes the Gaza
Strip, and senior officers in the
Gaza civil administration, met
Tuesday with a number of
Palestinians leaders in the
Gaza Strip.
Among them were Fayez
Abu-Rahme, chairman of the
local bar association, and Man-
sur a-Shawa, chairman of the
local charitable association and
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