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U.S., Israel
Israeli acting Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir and Secretary
of State James Baker have
reaffirmed their commitment
to the Israeli peace initiative,
including the proposal for elec-
tions in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip.
"I am the father of this
plan," Shamir said in an
appearance on the ABC-TV
talk show "This Week with
David Brinkley."
"What I have proposed to
the Arab world, not only to the
Palestinians, is to sit down and
negotiate about all the ques-
tions that separate us from
them," he said.
Baker, who was interviewed
on the CBS-TV program
"Face the Nation," denied
that he had given up on the
Middle East peace process.
MUBARAK MEETS ARAFAT Baghdad Palestine Libera-
tion Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat meets with Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak to discuss their respective roles m the
Arab Summit in the Iraqi capital. The two men also met in Cairo
earlier to talk over Mubarak's visits to the Soviet Union and
China. Syria and Libya were among three Arab nations
boycotting the Baghdad Summit.
Washington. Jerusalem At Odds
Tensions Trouble Leaders
There is growing concern in
:he American Jewish commun-
ty that increasing tension
between the United States and
Israel could damage the spe-
cial relationship between the
two countries and derail the
Middle East peace process.
Desecration Epidemic
Continuing In Europe
epidemic of Jewish cemetery
desecrations in Europe contin-
ued, the latest reported in Put-
tern, in the province of North
Brabant near the Belgian bor-
Although located in the
Netherlands, the cemetery is
the chief burial ground used by
the Jews of Antwerp, Bel-
The headstones were found
daubed with swastikas.
There has been a wave of
assaults on Jewish cemeteries
since the exceptionally brutal
As Rabbis
violation of the ancient Jewish
cemetery in Carpentras, in
southern France, on or about
May 10.
Since then, Jewish burial
grounds have been invaded in
Clichy, a suburb of Paris; in
Nevers, Nantes, and Bethune,
cities in central, western and
northern France respectively;
and in Yerdon, Switzerland.
Jewish gravestones were
overturned in East Germany
and at the concentration camp
memorial in the Unterallgau
region of Bavaria, West Ger-
There is also consensus that
as bad as the situation is now,
it could get worse.
Nevertheless, there is hope
among Jewish leaders that the
tensions are temporary and
will be ironed out over time.
The U.S.-Israeli relationship
is "fundamentally solid," and
will "remain intact" Malcolm
Hoenlein, executive director of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations, maintained.
"The blame is not one
sided," he said. "Israel has
made mistakes, and the United
States has made mistakes.
Both sides have to put it back
on track, and I think both want
Current tension between the
United States and Israel can
be attributed to several fac-
Israel's unwillingness so
far to endorse U.S. proposals
Continued on Page 2
CCAR Panel Favors Permitting Gays
Qualified gay and lesbian rab-
bis should be allowed to serve
as full-fledged members of the
Reform rabbinate, without dis-
crimination or restrictions, a
panel of Reform rabbis has
The Central Conference of
American Rabbis, an associa-
tion of 1,557 Reform rabbis in
the United States, will con-
sider whether to adopt the
panel's recommendations at
its convention in Seattle June
The committee's report,
some four years in the making,
treads a careful line welcom-
ing gay rabbis and reaffirming
traditional Jewish family val-
ues, in an apparent attempt to
limit recriminations from more
traditional elements of
But the key paragraph in the
six-page report declares une-
quivocally that "the committee
urges that all rabbis, regard-
less of sexual orientation, be
accorded the opportunity to
fulfill "the sacred vocation
which they have chosen."
If the report is adopted by
the full conference at the Seat-
tle meeting, as its sponsors
anticipate, it would make
Reform Judaism one of the
first major Jewish or Christian
religious bodies in the United
States to include acknowl-
edged homosexuals among its
In 1984, the Reconstruction-
ist Rabbinical College adopted
a policy of admitting students
without regard to sexual pref-
For Israel
Arab Summit
Hikes Fears
Israel found much cause for
concern in the warlike rhetoric
emanating this week from the
Arab summit meeting in Bagh-
In addition to open talk of
military attacks against Israel,
there were calls for coordin-
ated action to stop the immi-
gration of Soviet Jews to
Israel and the administered
The harsh tone of the public
statements appeared to signal
that the hard-line Arab states,
led by Iraq, were gaining
strength over the more mode-
rate forces, led by Egypt,
which have argued that it is in
the Arabs' interest to pursue
the peace process, rather than
the military option.
Tough words also were
directed against the United
States for what the Arabs con-
tend is its uncompromising
support for Israel.
The Arab leaders reportedly
were furious over a 16-page
letter the U.S. State Depart-
ment sent last week to the
Arab League, urging Iraq to
"moderate both its action and
its rhetoric" and refrain from
Continued on Page 3
Terrorist Attack
Threatens Talks
United States and the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
may have been propelled by
events into a situation both
would have preferred to avoid.
The 16-month-old U.S.-PLO
dialogue hangs by a thread in
the aftermath of the aborted
attack by heavily armed sea-
borne terrorists on two
crowded Israeli beaches May
Should the dialogue be bro-
ken off, the stalled peace pro-
cess would be no closer to
resuming, and extremists in
the PLO could be seen as
The only casualties of the
beach attack were suffered by
the Palestinian invaders. But
the potential for carnage
among innocent Israeli civili-
ans was immense, which con-
tributed to the shocking
nature of the event.
The United States needed to
make an appropriate response.
Inasmuch as its dialogue
with the PLO was conditioned
on Yasir Arafat's widely pub-
licized November 1988 renun-
ciation of terrorism, the
United States hoped the PLO
leader would deliver an unam-
biguous condemnation of the
beach assault.
But Arafat's statement on
the attack, carried out by the
Continued on Page 6
iNews ocene
TORONTO Canadian Jewish leaders
express deep disappointment with a jury's
finding here that Imre Finta is not guilty of
any of eight counts of war crimes charges
for his alleged role in the deportation of
some 8,000 Jews from the Hungarian city
of Szeged in 1944.
JERUSALEM Thousands of supporters
of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party fill Tel
Aviv's Yad Eliahu basketball stadium for a
pre-Shavuot prayer and study assembly.
NEW YORK A Jewish day school in
Damascus is among the overseas projects
that are to receive funds approved last
week by the American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, June 8, 1990
Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ex-German Synagogue
Thriving In Sweden
NEW YORK When King
Karl Gustav XVI of Sweden
entertained President Chaim
Herzog of Israel at the Royal
Palace in Stockholm this week,
the kashrut was supervised by
a young Argentine-born rabbi
who eame to Sweden from
Israel 10 years ago and stayed
on to assume the pulpit in a
tiny Orthodox synagogue.
The Jeschurun synagogue of
Stockholm originally stood in
Hamburg, Germany, before
the war, although it went by a
different name then.
Fifty years ago, its Holy
Ark, curtains, Torah scrolls,
books, lamps and pews were
dismantled, crated and trans-
ported by sea to a land of
It was the only synagogue
physically removed from Nazi
Germany in 1938 after Kris-
lallnacht, according to Dr.
Manfred Lehmann of Miami
Beach, whose father, Hans
Lehmann, a Swedish Jew of
German origin, was responsi-
ble for the move.
It was "a brand plucked out
of fire," Lehmann told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency in
a telephone interview from
The sanctuary was housed
inside a private building. To
German Jews, it was a
"klaus," or "study house," but
it was used for religious ser-
One of the earliest members
was David Kissinger, grand-
father of former Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger.
The Orthodox community in
Stockholm was always small,
but over the years, a dynamic
community grew around the
transplanted synagogue. It
now has about 100 members, a
Jewish day school and a mik-
This month, Jews and non-
Jews in Stockholm marked the
50th anniversary of Jes-
churun's reopening.
Na 'Amat Joins In Reform
Zionist groups, Mercaz
and Na'amat USA, have called
upon American Jewry to urge
Israel's leaders to effect an
immediate change in the
Israeli electoral system.
Mercaz, which is the Zionist
organization for Conserva-
tive/Masorti Judaism, has
asked the 1.5 million members
of Conservative synagogues to
write to Israeli Prime Minister
Designate Yitzhak Shamir.
Harriet Green, president of
NA'AMAT USA, the Women's
Labor Zionist Organization of
America, said that "the princi-
ple of proportional representa-
tion should be maintained in
Israel but the level of votes
needed for seats in the Knes-
set should be dramatically
Havurah Institute
Slated Aug. 6-13
Nearly 300 men, women and
children from all walks of life,
all ages, and many religious
backgrounds will meet outside
Philadelphia Aug. 6-12 for
study aimed at enabling Jews
to delve the treasures of Jew-
ish knowledge. Registration is
open for the annual Havurah
Summer Institute Harcum
Junior College, in Bryn Mawr,
Tensions Trouble Leaders
Continued from Page 1
for advancing the Jewish
state's own peace p|an.
The Bush administration's
impatience with the long time
it is taking for Israel to form a
government capable of making
major decisions on such issues
as the peace process.
Mistrust and poor personal
chemistry between President
Bush and Yitzhak Shamir, who
heads Israel's caretaker gov-
ernment and is expected to be
prime minister again in the
new government.
Bush's personal feelings of
sympathy for Palestinian
youths being injured or killed
as they engage in anti-Israel
Current tension goes back to
March, when Bush said he was
against Jewish "settlements"
in East Jerusalem. It was the
first time East Jerusalem,
which Israel annexed after the
1967 war, had been mentioned
in such a context.
Although Bush tried to
soothe Israel by stressing that
Jerusalem should not again be
divided, many in Jerusalem
and Washington blamed his
remarks for the collapse of
Israel's unity government.
From the Bush administra-
tion's perspective, the presi-
dent was merely expressing
his longtime opposition to Jew-
ish settlements in the West
Bank, which the United States
considers East Jerusalem to be
part of.
Administration officials said
the president felt he had been
mislead by Shamir when Israel
asserted that only 1 percent of
Soviet Jewish immigrants set-
tled in the West Bank, a figure
that did not include East Jeru-
There is general agreement
that the strong criticism of
Israel in recent weeks is a
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result of Bush's sympathy for
the Palestinians he sees
nightly on television being
shot at by Israeli troops.
"This is a President that
watches a great deal of TV
news," said one source in the
pro-Israel community. He said
Bush reacts emotionally to the
pictures he sees from the West
Bank and Gaza Strip.
At a May 24 news confer-
ence, Bush said he was
"deeply troubled" by the loss
of human life, adding, "I think
particularly of children in this
kind of situation."
"There is no Israeli govern-
ment, no political initiative,
nothing to divert people's
attention from the television
image of soldiers dealing with
stone-throwing children,"
observed Martin Indyk, execu-
tive director of the Washing-
ton Institute for Near East
Policy, a think tank that con-
sistently reflects a pro-Israel
"The President is clearly sig-
naling that his sympathy lies
with the Palestinians in these
circumstances," he added.
Jess Hordes, Washington
representative of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, said he believes that the
recent tension is a result of the
administration's increased
pressure on Israel.
"To me the most important
thing is for the administration
to back off from what appears
to be a deliberate policy of
pressuring Israel and try to
work more cooperatively."
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Sephardic Jews In Turkey
Mark 500 Years Of Freedom
historians have suggested that
Christopher Columbus was a
Marrano, a Jew forced to con-
vert to Catholicism in 15th-
century Spain, and that he set
sail for what he thought was
India in an effort to escape the
Spanish Inquisition.
If this is true, then it can
safely be said that thousands
of other Jews who fled Ferdin-
and and Isabella's dominion in
1492 had a much better sense
of direction.
For in the same year that
Columbus discovered the New
World, thousands of Sephardic
Jews fleeing the Inquisition
headed due east and found a
safe haven in the Ottoman
Turkish Empire.
1992z marks the 500th anni-
versary of the arrival of these
Jews, and the Jewish commun-
ity of Turkey is planning a gala
three-year celebration.
Quincentennial Foundation,
established by the community,
is organizing cultural and edu-
cational events both in Turkey
and abroad to celebrate the
legacy of Turkish Jewry.
Symposia, concerts of Judeo-
Spanish folk music, plays on
Turkish-Jewish history, cont-
ests, exhibits, documentary
films, the restoration of
Byzantine synagogues, the
planting of a commemorative
forest and the setting up of a
Jewish museum are all
Elanned. There is also an exhi-
ition through June 28 at the
Jewish Museum in New York,
called "In the Court of the
Sultan: Sephardi Jews of the
Ottoman Empire," which
traces the history of the Otto-
man-Jewish experience.
"I think Turkey is the only
country in the world where
Jews have lived for five cen-
turies peacefully and continu-
ously,' said Nairn Guleryuz,
vice president of the Quincen-
tennial Foundation. Guleryuz
noted that the celebration also
seeks to honor the remarkable
spirit of tolerance the Turks
have shown toward their Jew-
ish compatriots.
"During a time when the
concept of tolerance was not
mentioned or even known, the
Ottoman Empire welcomed
hundreds of thousands of refu-
gees who were strangers to
their language, religion and
In 1492, Sultan Bayezid II
ordered the governors of the
provinces of the Ottoman
Empire "not to refuse the
Jews entry or cause them diffi-
culties, but to receive them
cordially." The edict was
enforced with the threat of
Unlike the Christian nation
states of Europe, Turkey not
only permitted the Jews to
settle in Ottoman lands then
comprising the present-day
countries Iran, Iraq, Syria,
Greece, Turkey, Palestine and
Yugoslavia but encouraged,
assisted and even compelled
them to emigrate.
It was thought that the edu-
cated and financially accom-
plished Jews of Spain could
bring affluence and European
sophistication to the Ottoman
Empire. "The Catholic mon-
arch Ferdinand impoverished
Spain by the expulsion of the
Jews and enriched Turkey,"
the sultan is known to have
For 300 years following the
Inquisition, the prosperity and
creativity of the Ottoman Jews
rivaled that of the Golden Age
of Spain. Istanbul, Izmir,
Safed and Salonika became the
centers of Sephardic Jewry.
There, Jewish literature
flourished. Joseph Caro's Shul-
chan Aruch and Shlomo
Halevi's Lechah Dodi have
become incorporated into mod-
ern Jewish liturgy.
Ottoman Turkey in the 17th
century was also the home of
Shabtai Tvzi, the false Messiah
who converted to Islam.
But the Jewish Renaissance
in Turkey was short-lived. The
Ottoman Empire may have
saved the Sephardic Jews from
physical destruction, but it did
not protect them from the
forces of assimilation.
By the 19th century, much of
the Judeo-Spanish culture that
the Jews had brought over
from Spain, including the
Ladino dialect and music, had
all but disappeared.
"What is most interesting
about the Turkish Jewish
experience is the intermin-
gling of Jewish, Spanish and
Turkish culture and customs,"
said Diane Lerner, assistant
curator of Judaica at the Jew-
ish Museum.
But Lerner contends that
Jews didn't always experience
such tolerance and egalitarian-
ism in Ottoman Turkey.
"There were restrictions
against Jews," she said. "Jews
and Christians were second
class to Moslems. The sultans
issued discriminatory decrees
It was forbidden, for exam-
ple, for Jews to wear the
sacred color green, and white
was restricted to use in Mos-
lem turbans. Some rabbis
actually directed their con-
gregants to distinguish them-
selves from non-Jews in their
choice of garments.
"In comparative terms, the
relationship between Jewish
and Moslem Turks was a good
one," said Miriam Russo-Katz,
associate curator in the Leo
and Julia Forchheimer Depart-
ment of Jewish Ethnography
of the Israel Museum, who
researched, collected and
organized the exhibition.
"They lived for many centur-
ies there relatively safely.
There were no pogroms. But
Jews lived in all Arab coun-
tries relatively safely until
Israel was formed. Some
would say that Jews lived
there more safely than Chris-
Katz found that Jewish cul-
ture flourished in the Ottoman
Empire only when the empire
was at its peak in the 16th
and 17th centuries. "Starting
with the 18th century, there
was a decline which continued
until the end of the 19th cen-
tury, and caused social
unrest," she said.
World War I brought to a
final end the glory of the Otto-
man Empire. But even the
young Turkish Republic, with
it secular constitution,
accorded minority rights to the
three principal non-Moslem
religious minorities.
Today, Turkish Jews, num-
bering between 22,000 and
24,000, are virtually indistin-
guishable from non-Jewish
Turks. Western styles of dress
are worn, Turkish is spoken
and private Turkish schools
are attended.
"Moslem customs have been
adopted because they lived
with Moslems," said Katz.
"But this has happened every-
where. It's a natural process.
Wherever Jews live they adopt
the local culture."
But Guleryuz thinks that the
parity between Jews and Mos-
lems in Turkey is more a
reflection of a Turkish humani-
tarian tradition. "There is no
anti-^emjtism. a few
anti-Semites, but you cannot
control the ideas of everyone
one by one.
"I think 1992 will show what
the Jews and Moslems have in
common. After all, we are cou-
sins. We have more in common
with the Moslems than with
the Christians."
Mubarak Committed, Peres Says
Despite his dire warning about
possible war in the Middle
East, Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak remains
"firmly committed to the
strategy of peace," Israeli
Labor Party leader Shimon
Peres said in Cairo.
Peres, who met twice with
Mubarak while in Cairo for a
meeting of the Socialist Inter-
national, said the Egyptian
leader told him Israel would be
surprised by the Arab
response if it were more forth-
coming on the peace process.
Peres' remarks to Israeli
correspondents in Cairo went
some way toward easing the
sharp reaction here to threat-
ening remarks Mubarak
reportedly made in an address
to the Socialist gathering.
The leader of the only Arab
country to have a peace treaty
with Israel was quoted as
warning that increased Soviet
Jewish immigration to Israel
could displace the Palestinian
population and lead to war.
Foreign Minister Moshe
Arens said Mubarak's words
linking aliyah with war "can
be seen as a legitimation of
aggression against Israel" by
the Arabs.
"Notice how small Israel looks from up here?"
Canadian House Condemns Vandalism
MONTREAL (JTA) The wave of vandalism that hit
Jewish cemeteries in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa
was unanimously condemned by the House of Commons.
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Peace Process Still Alive
You might never know it if you read or
watch national news reports, but Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Secretary of
State James Baker have not given up on
the peace process.
And, again contrary to many columnists
and commentators, American support for
the State of Israel is still fundamentally
In spite of growing sympathy for the
"rights of the Palestinians," both Congress
and the public at large continue to recog-
nize Israel's role as one of the most reliable
allies of the United States.
Shamir continually reminds all that he is
the author of the very peace proposal which
has won endorsement from Egypt and the
United States and consideration by Jordan
and the PLO.
The fiery Likud leader, who is giving
primary attention to his quest for a govern-
ing coalition without including Labor,
reminded television audiences that Israel's
goal is a fair and just peace.
He and other Israelis finally appear to be
getting over the difference between Israeli
and Arab reactions to the slaying of seven
Palestinians by a deranged Israeli civilian.
On the other side of the ledger, the mass
killing clearly has refueled the intifada just
as the 29-month-old uprising in the territor-
ies appeared to be running out of steam.
And the impatience of the Bush Adminis-
tration with Shamir's hard line against any
inclusion of the PLO in negotiations is only
too evident.
It took a mass outcry by pro-Israeli
groups in the United States to alter a
Baker statement that the U.S. would "con-
sider" a UN observer team in the territor-
ies. Saved from a decision on whether or
not to grant Yasir Arafat a visa by the UN
move to Geneva, the Administration
announced its intention to veto a forced
observer team on Israel.
And the President stuck to his guns in
refusing to waive the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment in the absence of a Soviet
emigration policy which extends freedom
of movement on a permanent basis. Grant-
ing Moscow "Most Favored Nation" status
in trade would have had a chilling effect on
the continued exodus of Soviet Jews.
This might be the time for increasing
pressure on Gorbachev to implement his
government's agreement to direct flights
between the USSR capital and Jerusalem.
With new fighting in Armenia, and with a
rival winning the presidency of the Russian
Republic, the leader of the Kremlin hier-
archy has more than enough problems at
For Israel and American Jewry, then, a
good offense is still the best defense.
Air Force Defers To Birds
Israeli air force, heeding the
counsel of nature lovers, has
deferred to the needs of birds.
Gen. Avihu Bin-Nun, air
force commander in chief, has
ordered immediate changes in
the training flight patterns of
military helicopters over parts
of the Golan Heights, so as not
to disturb nesting birds of
Bin-Nun acted at the request
it Ran Nathan, a member of
the Society for the Protection
of Nature in Israel, who has
made an extensive study of the
behavior patterns of vultures,
eagles and other predatory
birds, especially in the Nahal
Gamla area of the Golan
Nathan found that the noise
of low-level helicopter training
exercises severely disturbed
the birds, causing them to
leave their nests. Vacating
their nests even for a short
period could result in the fail-
ure of eggs to hatch* Nathan
St. John's Hospice
Facts Versus Perceptions
that the emotional storm over
the recent St. John's Hospice
episode has settled down
somewhat, it would be useful
for the future to separate facts
from perceptions or misper-
Two indispensable docu-
ments for that sorting-out pro-
cess are Mayor Teddy Kollek's
letter to Cardinal John
O'Connor of New York, and
ADL National Director Abra-
ham Foxman's article in the
Jerusalem Post, "The Hospice
Dispute: Fact and Fiction.
Both documents establish
the following facts:
Leasing of St. John's
Hospice by 150 right-wing
Jews was not a "conspiracy
to drive Christians from their
quarter in East Jerusalem.
Muslims have been* running
businesses and living in the
Christian Quarter for many
years, without protest.
Moving into that property
during the Christian Holy
Week was condemned by
Mayor Kollek as "a stupid and
reprehensible incident," as it
was by most Israelis and every
major U.S. Jewish organiza-
As everyone knows, Israeli's
High Court of Justice swiftly
ordered the property vacated.
But contrary to Christian mis-
perceptions, it did not violate
the free access of Christian
pilgrims to the Church of the
Holy Sepulcher on Easter.
More Christians participated
in this year's Easter pilgri-
mages than in other recent
Since 1967, when Israel
reunited Jerusalem, the fact is
that Israel, and particularly
the Jerusalem Municipality
under Mayor Kollek, have
assured complete freedom of
religion and free access to the
Christian holy places.
I have attended receptions
for Christian and Muslim lead-
ers in Jerusalem, and have
seen with my own eyes the
trust and confidence they
place in Kollek. This St. John's
episode is an unfortunate and
foolish irregularity in that
long-established record of reli-
gious liberty.
Both Kollek and Foxman
underscored that no Christian
leaders raised any voices in
protest when Jordan systemat-
ically violated their relilgious
rights prior to 1967. Today, it
seems evident that the exag-
gerated Christian reaction has
more to do with appeasing the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion and Muslim extremists by
demonstrating superpatriot-
ism with the Arab cause than it
has to do with telling the truth
about the real freedoms of
Christians in Israel.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum is inter-
national relations consultant to the
American Jewish Committee.
Mr. Carter during his Presi-
dency hastily helped to
dethrone the Shah of Iran,
consequently Kohmeni came
to power. Under the new
leader our embassy was dest-
royed, hostages taken and
atrocities were committed
against their own innocent citi-
zens. At present Mr. Carter on
his mission for human rights
traveled through the Arab
countries with "closed eyes
and deaf ears." He did not
notice the barbarity and was
not aware of massacres com-
mited of thousands of their
own people.
Not until he reached Jerusa-
lem did he let his "emotions"
take over. He unloaded his
anger at Israel and the
Israelis. This self-proclaimed
righteous man, with these
actions did not help the pro-
cess of peace. Mr. Carter's
place is with his peanut farm.
There he cannot do wrong.
Senator Dole also jumped on
the band-wagon. His wise"
policy is to deprive Israel of
loans and to divert the money
to countries that did not at
anytime measure-up to Israel's
loyalty to the U.S.
President Bush calls on Jews
to forgive the Germans. He
could never understand the
pain of a nation whose million
and a half innocent children
were torched and murdered,
and the millions of men and
women that were shot or
gassed or thrown alive into the
ovens of the crematorium for
the "crime," only of being
Jewish. The President never
stood in these shoes; he will
never understand the agony of
this pain.
Torn Apart' Film Invokes Tears
Giza Falik
about the love between an
Israeli and an Arab is leaving
audiences here teary-eyed and
those involved in its produc-
tion hopeful that love can con-
quer fear and distrust. Based
on the novel, "A Forbidden
Love," by Israeli writer
Chayym Zeldis, "Torn Apart"
tells the story about a love
affair between Ben, an Israeli
soldier, played by Adrian Pas-
dar, and Laila, an Arab
woman, played by Celia Peck.
Message of the film is that
there is a need for peace
there," Peck said. "And that
love can triumph over bitter-
ness and prejudice."
Brothers Danny and Jack
Fisher, producer and director
of "Torn Apart," thought of
making the film after they
were contacted by Zeldis. He
had heard about their earlier
documentary film, "A Genera-
tion Apart, about Holocaust
survivors and their families.

Friday, June 8, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 5
Richard King Appointed
Temple Sinai
New Education Director
Richard King
Richard King has been
appointed as the Director of
Education of Temple Sinai of
Hollywood's Paul B. Anton
Religious School.
King, a native of England,
attended the London Univer-
sity and received a Master of
Law Degree. He studied at the
D'var Yerushalayim Yeshivah
in Jerusalem under the direc-
tion of Rabbi Baruch Horovitz,
and holds a Certificate of Edu-
cation from the London Board
of Jewish Religious Education.
He has twenty years of experi-
ence in both the areas of Jew-
ish education and youth leader-
ship. He held the position of
Principal of Kingsbury Com-
munity Religious School, one
of London's leading centers
for Jewish education, and was
also the religious advisor and
executive board member of
Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
. "When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light
in front of the candlestick"
(Num. 8:2).
BEHAALOTEKHA "And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying:
'Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: When thou lightest the
lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.'
. And this was the work of the candlestick, beaten work of gold;
unto the base thereof, and unto the flowers thereof, it was beaten
work; according unto the pattern which the Lord had shown
Moses, so he made the candlestick" (Numbers 8.1-4). After the
Levites had been purified, they who were between their twenty-
fifth (Numbers 8.21,) and their fiftieth years, came to the tent of
meeting to take the place of the first born in the holy service. In
the second year after the Israelites had departed from Egypt,
they observed the Passover festival on the 14th day of the first
month, Nissan. Those who having touched a corpse were deemed
impure, were required to wait a month to observe the festival. On
the 20th day of the second month, the cloud rose from the
tabernacle, and the children of Israel journeyed from mount
Sinai, each tribe grouped around its standard, three days'
distance behind 'he Ark. At this time, the Israelites began
burdening Mose -vith their complaints. To ease the burden, 70
elders, on whom Moses' spirit rested, were delegated to serve
under him.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 Watt 45 Street, New York, NY 10038 (212) 246*911.)
Kollek would meet with Arafat if 'useful'
ROME (JTA) Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem would
meet with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir
Arafat if he thought it would be "useful," according to an
interview with Kollek published in II Messaggero. But he
doubted it would be useful, he told the newspaper.
SINCE 1871
Purely for drinking.
Synagogue News
Lester Pollack, of New York
was elected president of the
Jewish Community Centers
Association of North America
(formerly JWB) at the organi-
zation's biennial convention in
Washington. D.C., first presi-
dent to serve the organization
under its new name.
Temple Solel "Singles (ages
35-59) present Joan Childs,
LCSW, discussing "Relation-
ships" on Wed. June 6, 7:30
p.m. at Temple Solel, 5100
Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call
981-5542 for information.
Temple Solel Singles (ages
35-59) will meet for dancing
and mingling at Boodles in the
Sheraton DCOTA, just east of
1-95 at the Griffin Rd. exit, Ft.
Lauderdale, on Sun., June 10
at 7:30 p.m. Call 981-5542 for
U.S. Forest Chief
Will Visit Israel
F. Dale Robertson, chief of
the United States Department
of Agriculture Forest Service,
will visit Israel in mid-June as
part of a series of exchanges
between his organization and
the Jewish National Fund,
announced Dr. Samuel I.
Cohen, JNF executive vice
president. The two agencies'
growing relationship started
in the summer of 1987, when
JNF called on the Forest Ser-
vice for advisory assistance
Labor Split
dership struggle between Yitz-
hak Rabin and Shimon Peres
escalated another notch at a
special session of the Labor
Party's Central Committee in
Tel Aviv.
But a showdown does not
appear imminent.
Rabin, former defense minis-
ter, called on Peres to relin-
quish his dual role as party
chairman and candidate for
prime minister should Labor
regain control of the govern-
Peres, who spoke before
Rabin, made clear he has no
intention of stepping down at
this time.
According to party sources,
Rabin will not move hard to
topple Peres until it becomes
clear whether Prime Minister-
designate Yitzhak Shamir is
able to form a narrow, Likud-
led coalition government.
Meanwhile, Ezer Weizman,
Labor's perennial maverick
dove, charged that Rabin and
Peres both represent discred-
ited policies and should be
replaced by new blood.
He did not offer himself as
an alternative, but at least
four other prominent Labor-
ites have indicated they would
be willing to fill the leadership
Temple Sinai
On Friday, June 15, the
Shabbat Service will begin at 8
p.m. in the Louis Zinn Chapel
with Rabbi Richard J. Margolis
On Saturday, June 16, the
Shabbat Service will begin at 9
a.m. in the Chapel.
The Shabbat Service Friday,
June 22, begins at 8 p.m. in the
Louis Zinn Chapel with Rabbi
Margolis officiating.
On Saturday, June 23, the
Shabbat Service begins at 9
a.m. in the Chapel.
Daily Minyan Services are at
8:25 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the
Louis Zinn Chapel.
Camp Re-im, an eight week
summer day camp program for
children from 6 months to 5
years will begin on Monday,
June 25. For information and
registration, call Marlene
Pinsker, Early Childhood
Director at 920-1577.
Temple Sinai's Early Child-
hood Center is now accepting
registration for the fall semes-
ter for children 20 months to 5
years. A discount is available
for registration before June
15th. For more information,
please contact Marlene Pins-
ker 920-1577.
Temple Sinai's Paul B.
Anton Religious School is also
accepting registration for the
Fall for students from Pre-
Kindergarten to Bar & Bat
Mitzvah and beyond. For more
information, contact Richard
King, Director of Education
Temple Beth
Ahm Israel
Services on Friday evening,
June 15, will begin at 8 p.m.
with Rabbi Avraham Kapnek
officiating and Hazzan Eric
Lindenbaum and Cantor
Joseph Wichelewski chanting
the Liturgy. Couples celebrat-
ing wedding anniversaries dur-
ing the month of June and July
will be honored during the
Eric Cantor, son of Cheryl
Rakofsky and Charles Cantor,
will become Bar Mitzvah at
Sabbath Morning Services on
June 16 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Rabbi Kapnek, Hazzan Lin-
denbaum and Cantor Wiche-
lewski will officiate. Special
guests in attendance will
include grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert (Annabel) Aron-
son of Pembroke Pines and
brother, Michael. Eric is a stu-
dent at Pioneer Middle School.
Camp Chai opens its 8 week
summer camp on Monday,
June 18 under the direction of
Mrs. Ellin Heilig.
There will be a Calendar
Meeting on Tuesday, June 19
at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple.
Services on Friday evening,
June 22 will begin at 8 p.m.
Sabbat Services continue Sat-
urday morning at 8:45 a.m.
with Rabbi Kapnek, Hazzan
Lindenbaum and Cantor
Wichelewski officiating.
There will be a Men's Club
Meeting on Sunday, June 24 at
9 a.m. at the Temple.
The Temple Executive
Board will meet Wednesday,
June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Registration is now taking
place for Religious School and
Early Childhood Program for
Minyan meets daily at 8:30
a.m. and Mon. thru Thursday
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Arab Summit Raises Concerns
Pipe Bomb Hits Capital
Continued from Page 1
using "excessively ardent lan-
In recent weeks, Iraqi Presi-
dent Saddam Hussein has
made several statements
threatening war against the
Jewish state. In one case, he
vowed to "destroy half of
Israel" with chemical weapons
if it contemplated a pre-
emptive strike against Iraqi
weapons installations.
His words this week were
little different, and they set
the tone of the proceedings in
Baghdad, which Hussein per-
sonally hosted.
"If Israel attacks, we will hit
back strongly, and if it uses
weapons of total destruction
against our nation, we will use
against it the weapons of total
destruction which we have,"
Hussein told the heads of the
15 Arab countries participat-
ing in the summit.
Iraq is said to be in the
Hadassah Study
Milk Stops
Tooth Decay
milk products make teeth
strong, even for someone
addicted to soft drinks, a study
by the Hadassah-Hebrew Uni-
versity dental school has
Researchers, headed by Pro-
fessor Itzhak Gedalia, believe
the calcium and phosphorus
found in milk and hard cheese
are the primary factors in cor-
recting damage to tooth ena-
mel, thereby preventing the
onset of dental decay.
Researchers tested the
effects of milk, hard cheese
and saliva on the hardness of
enamel after patients sipped
cola drinks, which are known
to be hard on teeth, especially
if taken in quantities.
Results showed that the con-
tribution of calcium to bone
and tooth tissue repaired the
damage caused by the enamel-
eating acids found in soft
Terrorist Attack
Continued from Page 1
Palestine Liberation Front, a
PLO constituent, had a half-
hearted ring in Washington.
He refused, moreover, to oust
PLF leader Mohammed (Abul)
Abbas from the 15-member
PLO Executive Committee.
Arafat resorted to the tech-
nicality that Abbas, notorious
for masterminding the Achille
Lauro hijack five years ago,
was "democratically" elected
to the PLO's executive body by
the 400-member Palestine
National Council and could
only be removed by the so-
called parliament in exile.
That response left the
United States with little room
to maneuver.
In Washington, U.S. Secret-
ary of State James Baker said
at a news briefing that he was
not satisfied by PLO explana-
tions of the attack.
"We are not going to be
satisfied until we know every-
thing that we need to know,"
Baker said without elaborat-
process of amassing a deadly
stockpile of chemical and bio-
logical weapons. There also
have been reports that Iraq is
building an underground
nuclear reactor to replace the
one destroyed by Israel nine
years ago.
In Washington, the State
Department said that the
words it used previously to
describe Hussein's threats
against Israel could be applied
to his latest remarks. The
department had called the
Iraqi leader's earlier threats to
destroy Israel "irresponsible,
inflammatory and outra-
Hussein's tough stance at
the summit was echoed by
Yasir Arafat, chairman of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion. In an aggressive speech
at the summit's opening cere-
mony, Arafat seemed to part
with his previous declarations
about making peace with
Arafat also called for the
Arab nations to impose sanc-
tions against countries that
abet the immigration of Soviet
Jews to the Israeli territories.
On Tuesday, the Arab lead-
ers met behind closed doors for
almost three hours to discuss
ways to impede Soviet Jewish
immigration to Israel, includ-
ing Arafat's suggestion to
revive the defense council.
President Hosni Mubarak of
Egypt, the only country to
have diplomatic relations with
Israel, reportedly urged the
Arab states to deliver "a
humane and rational message"
on the immigration question.
He was said to have told his
colleagues that they can
expect the United States to
take "a series of calculated
steps to limit the negative
effects of the (Soviet Jewish)
immigration" in the next few
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KIBBUTZ COW: This contented bovine is a recent arrival at the
Reform movement's Kibbutz Lotan, which has launched an
Adopt-a-Cow campaign to go into the dairy business. Lotan, 35
miles north of Eilat, asks sponsors in Israel and abroad to
purchase "cow-shares" for the kibbutz, whose members have
constructed most of the dairy themselves. The kibbutz members,
who serve as hosts for a number of student programs for Reform
groups in the U.S. and other countries, say they are determined
to attain economic selfsuficiency.
E. Germany Seeks Nazi in Syria
BONN (JTA) East Germany announced that it has
asked Syria to extradite Alois Brunner, one of the most
notorious Nazi war criminals known to be alive. He is
reportedly living in Damascus.
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wounded when a small pipe
bomb exploded in the crowded
Machaneh Yehuda fruit and
vegetable market in the center
of Jerusalem.
Ten other people suffered
varying degrees of injuries
requiring hospitalization. Two
of them were reported in seri-
ous condition.
Shimon Cohen, 72, of Jeru-
salem succumbed to his injur-
ies several hours after he was
rushed to Shaare Zedek Hospi-
At least 40 Arabs were
arrested for questioning, in
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AMSTERDAM (JTA) Between 20 and 30 Soviet Jews
visiting Holland on tourist visas have applied for political
asylum, and more are expected to do so. The Liberal
Congregation in Amsterdam said it has established contact
with the Jewish petitioners and would encourage them to
participate in the activities of the synagogue.
TEL AVIV (JTA) David Goldner, a 41-year-old Israeli
Jew, was sentenced by the Haifa Magistrates Court to four
years in prison, 12 months of it suspended, for the May 12
desecration of 303 graves in the Haifa Jewish cemeteries of
Kfar Samir and Hof Carmel.
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's High Court of Justice
rejected an appeal by convicted spy Mordechai Vanunu
against his 1988 conviction and sentence to 18 years in
prison for spying and treason.
LONDON (JTA) The desecration of one of the oldest
Jewish cemeteries in Poland has been confirmed by the
Institute of Jewish Affairs here. Vandalization of graves-
tones at the cemetery in Lublin occurred in the context of
an intensified anti-Semitic expression attributed to the
growth of democracy and the removal of constraints on
free speech in the formerly authoritarian Polish Commun-
ist society.
BUDAPEST (JTA) A clear statement condemning
anti- Semitism is expected to be forthcoming shortly from
the Hungarian government, as it already has been conde-
mned by a ranking dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church
here. Bishop Asztrik Varszegi denounced anti-Semitism as
"the cancer of our people, of Europe and of the whole
NEW YORK Seventeen Jewish boys and young men in
the Modavian city of Kishinev openly declared their faith in
Judaism by undergoing a brit milah, performed by an
American mohel. The youths had just completed an
intensive monthlong Torah study program in Kishinev. The
seminar and brit were sponsored by Agudath Israel of
Friday, June 8, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 7
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Rep. Larry Smith, D-
Hollywood, died May 27, at
Memorial Hospital in Hollyw-
ood. He was 72.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Smith
grew up in Brighton Beach. He
married in 1939. He and his
wife, Myra, had two children
before he entered the Army
during World War II. He
served in Jacksonville.
After his military service, he
returned north and moved his
PLO Admission
Postponed Indefinitely
World Health Organization
rejected an application by the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion for admission to the U.N.
agency as a self-proclaimed
state of Palestine. A resolution
adopted by consensus shelved
the issue indefinitely.
It called on WHO Director
General Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima
to continue to study the appli-
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and nightclubs.
"My father loved it, even
though he worked very hard,
seven days a week," Cong.
Larry Smith said. "He made
thousands and thousands of
people happy by doing their
Mr. Smith and Myra retired
to South Florida in 1972. He
worked occasionally as a cater-
ing consultant to several
Miami hotels, including the
Dupont Plaza, the Konover
and the Carillon.
In addition to his wife and
son, Mr. Smith is survived by a
daughter, Ellen Russo of Las
Vegas; and four grandchil-
dren. Grant and Lauren
Smith, and Peter and Mark
Services were held at Men-
orah Chapel in North Miami
Reunification Of Germany
And The Jews Today
sonal assessment on a future
reunification of Germany cer-
tainly corresponds to the view
of many Jews who continue to
live in this part of the world.
During my long involvement
in Jewish community affairs
and political issues connected
to the well-being of the Holo-
caust survivors and their off-
spring among people who once
contributed to our extermina-
tion, I never wanted to belong
to one of those many parties
Jews like to form and adhere
Parties are good for a demo-
cratic Israel, but in the Dias-
pora I believe there should be
only one party: it is the party I
belong to and it is called "Git
far Yidden" (Good for the
Jews). But this often causes
evaluations and assessments
that are shortsighted and not
always good for the world.
Improvement of the world,
however, has always been part
of our mission and heritage as
Borderlines drawn by war-
fare against ethnic and geo-
graphical facts and realities
always caused more wars and
misery. Drawing of borders
after World War I without
logic and with an utter lack of
sensitivity for the history and
developments in Europe since
the fall of the Roman Empire,
bore the seeds of the cata-
strophe that was to follow
after only 20 years.
In 1975, the president of the
Knesset, Israel Yehashvahu, a
wonderful Jew originally from
Yemen, went on an official
visit to the German Federal
Republic and to Berlin. He
brought to Berlin as a gift, a
drawing showing the fall of the
Berlin Wall as exemplified by
the eternal reunification of
Jerusalem. That was the mes-
sage that we brought to our
German friends. And in spite
of all the bitterness, we rejoice
that the Berlin Wall is finally
gone. Even if the Wall were
the symbol of punishment for
the well-being of the world
that depends on peace and
freedom everywhere, it could
not stand there forever.
To my view, the Jews have
nothing to fear from a unified
Germany. Hitler so devastated
the Jewish populations in the
two Germanies, that the Jews
are only a tiny minority. There
are only about 32,700 Jews in
West Germany; 500 in East
Germany and 10,000 in
Austria. Before World War II,
there were 240,000 Jews in
Bonn Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genseher (left) with
Washington Secretary of State James Baker before their talks in
Washington. DP A Photo
Germany and over 200,000
Jews in Austria.
As far as the Jews in the rest
of Europe are concerned, I can
only say that anti-Semitism
today is for instance, much
stronger in France, even in
Great Britain, not to speak of
the Soviet Union. On the con-
trary, the now democratic
republic of (East) Germany has
now, after the fall of its pro-
Arab Communist regime that
never wanted to recognize its
responsibility for what hap-
pened to the Jews in Nazi
Germany, a much better atti-
tude not only to the Jewish
State but to the understanding
of the past and accepting Ger-
man guilt towards our people.
The recent act by the new
democratic parliament in East
Germany accepting German
responsibility for the Holo-
caust and seeking forgiveness
from the Jewish people is a
dramatic example of the new
climate in East Germany.
In addition, though I have
always personally opposed
payment of reparations as a
means of "buying out' guilt for
the Germans, Israel needs
funds badly at this time and we
can be sure that no Germany
of any kind in the future is
going to oppose the Jewish
A strong and united Ger-
many in a united Europe,
where we do not have only
friends, may be of great help
to Israel, and it will be up to
Israeli diplomacy to call Ger-
many to account whenever it
should turn against our inter-
ests, which at least for the
near future, I do not expect at
Fear of a Fourth Reich
seems to me utterly unjusti-
fied. The German myth is
dead. So are the circumstances
that brought it into being and
fomented it. What does a
United Germany mean? Some
60 million West Germans will
absorb 16 million East Ger-
mans and will share with them
their wealth and their eco-
nomic achievements. Germany
is already one of the strongest
countries in the world from an
economic point of view.
To absorb East Germany
will cause some difficulties,
but the unified state will
emerge stronger than ever.
The new united Germany will
create some fears on the part
of Japan, the United States
and the rest of Europe because
nobody can tell now where
Europe is going and if a Euro-
pean Community is going to
emerge after all, and what
shape it will have.
But the Jews do not have to
fear a united Germany. The
pogrom they started in towns
on the Rhine during the First
Crusade ended in 1945 after
the annihilation of nearly all of
the Jews of Central Europe,
the heart and core of our peo-
ple. Nothing is left, and history
never exactly repeats itself.
Now let the others be afraid of
Looking back at the Holo-
caust, we should never forget
that nobody is innocent. The
Nazis said from the start that
they were going to expel and
kill the Jews. Who helped
them? Where could-they find
Jews may wish that Ger-
many should bear forever the
scars of World War II, though
there really cannot be any suf-
ficient punishment to compen-
sate for what they did to us.
Therefore, my views could be
controversial, although I am
sure that a united Germany
does not represent any danger
for Jews generally and for the
State of Israel in particular.

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